A new “Open for Business” sign could be greeting motorists entering Kittery before too long.

Peter Busque raised the money today from fellow members of the Maine Aggregate Association, which represents businesses in the rock and gravel industries.

Busque, a Windham town councilor, said he sent out an email this morning and that members had pledged $1,500 by early afternoon.

“I like the governor and I like his attitude,” Busque said.

The original “Open for Business” sign, placed below the welcome sign along Interstate 95, was also a gift to the governor. A Knox County couple collected more than $1,300 from LePage supporters.

Busque said he expects to learn the delivery date from White Sign in Old Town tomorrow. The new sign, he said, will be just like the one that was reported stolen Wednesday.

He joked that a padlock or electrifying the new sign might prevent it from disappearing.