Raritan Council Looking to Redo Borough Street Signs

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Council President Don Tozzi says that if they plan on improving the street signs on Somerset Street in the near future, they need to look carefully at the local regulations that determine what is allowed for businesses.

Mayor Jo-Ann Liptak said at the Aug. 12 council meeting that they also have to consider the rules for posting for events, and make sure regulations are being followed. One of the rules for those signs, she said, is that they need to state, somewhere on them, when they were installed.

Liptak noted that most of the signs and banners on Somerset Street do not have that date printed, and something must be done quickly so they fit regulations.

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“We need to look at all of the rules and start getting picky,” she said.

As for street signs themselves, borough administrator Dan Jaxel noted that the borough last installed new ones in 2004.

The council discussed Somerville’s more recent improvements to their street signs and the success they had with them as examples for Raritan’s improvement project.

“I think those are very nice, and worth putting up,” Liptak said.

While it was mentioned to design the signs with a green background and white lettering, no immediate motions were made for the project as of yet. 

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