“We have to find a way to do it cheaper,” Kowalski said. “Why would anyone do it if it cost them $3,000 for a banner?”
Salafia said he wanted the town to provide the banner hanging as a service, “using our resources and facilities.” But Stapczynski said it wasn’t his call.
“The burden I have is the bylaw says the applicant has to cover the cost,” the town manager said.
Kowalski asked if the bylaw should be restructured and presented to Town Meeting for modification.
Meanwhile, Ataide said the Andover Day banner design and installation was kind of a test to see how well it would work. That’s why the town covered the cost the first time around.
“We ironed out the issues for future banners,” he said.