GENEVA – The Kane County Government Center is on track toward becoming easier to navigate.

The Kane County Board is expected Jan. 14 to authorize a $47,399 contract to install new signs at the Geneva campus, which includes offices for the coroner, auditor, county board, treasurer and, among others, the county clerk.

The Parvin-Clauss Sign Company of Carol Stream has been selected to do the work. It was the lowest responsive bidder.

The government center is at 719 S. Batavia Ave. in Geneva.

During the Executive Committee meeting Wednesday, board member Ron Ford, D-Aurora, acknowledged $47,000 sounds like a lot of money but said it’s a big, detailed project that will affect signs both inside and outside.

Plans include updating the monument sign at the entrance so that the letters are easier to read against the brick. A similar sign will be added so motorists in both directions can see it.

Documents provided to the committee indicated the existing signage is at least 20 years old. Staff said it is common for people to get lost and noted the sign company even had trouble.