Scaled Back Sign Plan for New Bank


As Suffolk County National Bank transitions to become People’s United Bank, representatives of the new entity came before the Sag Harbor Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on Thursday, January 12, to fine-tune the new bank’s signs.

The board initially objected to what it deemed repetitive exterior wall signs: “People’s United Bank” was to have appeared three times on the building. The board had no issue with one primary sign facing Main Street, but took issue with the signs on the Division Street side of the building, in which the phrase “People’s United Bank” was to appear two more times, including once with the phrase “24-Hour ATM.”

The board and bank representatives ultimately agreed that one of those two “People’s United Bank” phrases should be removed from the Division Street side of the building because it would have been redundant, and the board approved the modified sign application.

Michael Colamussi, the director of installation services for North Shore Neon Sign Company, which is handling signs for the bank in Sag Harbor and East Hampton, said during the meeting the new signs will not be illuminated. The bank’s application also included three directional signs, an “exit only” sign, a “drive up banking” sign, and a “customer parking” sign, to which the ARB was amenable.