Oregon State University is hoping to add three words to the sign on the facade outside of its baseball facility, Goss Stadium.

The sign currently reads “Goss Stadium.” The university wants to add the words “At Coleman Field.”

But because the stadium is in the section of campus that is registered as a National Historic District, the sign change requires a public hearing.

The Corvallis Historic Resources Commission will review the sign application at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the downtown fire station, 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd.

The current threshold for signage requires an exemption if the sign exceeds 32 square feet. The OSU plan calls for an additional eight square feet.

Ironically, the addition of “At Coleman Field” restores the facade to the wording that was used from 1999-2009.

“This request simply adds back in what was there originally,” said David Dodson, OSU campus planning manager. “New signage is not a significant alteration.”

In other public meetings:

Saturday

• Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning will be the “government corner” guest from 10 a.m. to noon at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave.

Monday

• The Economic Development Commission meets at 3 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 S.W. Madison Ave.

• The Philomath City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St. Councilors will discuss renaming Readerboard Park, the city manager recruitment process and social service funding allocations.

• The Philomath School Board meets at 7 p.m.at Clemens Primary School, 535 S. 19th Street. The agenda includes awarding contracts for facility maintenance and construction.

Tuesday

• The Collaboration Corvallis parking and traffic workgroup meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room.

Wednesday

• The Citizens Advisory Commission on Transit meets at 8:20 a.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room.

• The Downtown Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room.

Thursday

• The Corvallis City Council and the Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint meeting at 5 p.m. in the Sunset Building, 4077 S.W. Research Way. On the agenda are discussions of a healthy communities project and mental health systems.

• The Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station.

Aug. 17

• Ward 5 Corvallis Councilor Mike Beilstein will be the “government corner” guest from 10 a.m. to noon at the library.

Contact reporter James Day at jim.day@gazettetimes.com or 541-758-9542. Follow at Twitter.com/jameshday or gazettetimes.com/blogs/jim-day.

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