BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After a straw vote, Tuesday, March 8, Township Committee members gave the go-ahead for the colors to be used in the new welcome signs.

Alphano Beige, a color available in Benjamin Moore paint, will be the background color on the new signs, which will feature the train station icon.

In early December, two members of the Downtown Beautification Committee, Julie Lloyd and Gail Nelson presented options to the Township Committee for a new "icon" for the township, as well as possible color schemes for the new signs. An image of the train station was chosen as the icon but, later, members of the council were undecided -- should the signs have a beige or tan background, or should they be white?

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At the March 8 meeting, Lloyd showed up with miniature samples of the two choices and two types of icons - one with a black line around it, the other without the line.  After checking the sample signs, which were smaller and missing some complex edging on the lower edge, the council decided to go with beige, and an icon with the line around it.  Decision made, Council President Jeannie Kingsley said, "Place the order."

Members of the public seemed to agree with their choice.

Signs will be installed at entrance points to the township. The signs will be made of urethane foam.