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MJS Stop Sign Request on Council Agenda

A look at the week ahead in Madison.

Borough Council: Discussion of a resolution urging the New Jersey Department of Transportation to respond to a request for a portable "Stop For Pedestrians" sign on Main Street at Madison Junior School is on the agenda for the Madison Borough Council meeting. The public portion of the meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at .

Summer Seminars: The 28th annual Summer Seminar Series continues at 2 p.m. Monday with a lecture by Phil Jaeger titled and at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with a lecture by Christopher Daggett titled ", at the Madison Public Library. For more information about the series call the library at 973-377-0722 ext. 2.

Board of Education: The public portion of the Madison school board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library.

Cut-A-Thon: Hair stylist Salvatore Minardi and his staff , which serves young adults with paraplegia and quadriplegia.

Madison Farmers Market: The farmers' market on Waverly Place is open from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

000 July 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM
C'mon seriously that pedestrian sign is an imediate YES, how much can the things cost, and the town has numerous of them that are in pointless areas, you could just take one from another place
Lisa Ellis July 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
You would think it would be a no-brainer and there used to be one at that location but the NJDOT said it had to be removed. Main Street is a state highway. Letters have been written and sent requesting it be allowed. The MJS Student Council has done an outstanding job getting everyone to rally in support.
Susan B. July 23, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I am sorry I can't be at the meeting tonight but as a Madison resident, I think the sign is an important safety feature for our town and our children. I vote yes! I hope the Council will too.
Jake Remaly (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM
As Lisa said, this apparently is something officials have been trying to get the state to address. The council approved resolution last night, and suggestions for some other traffic safety improvements at MJS were made, too. (A PDF of the resolution that was approved is now attached to this post. Story to come.) It seems now all Madison needs is for the NJDOT to actually get back to them on their request. The council president said Madison made the same request in June 2011 and never heard back.
TiredofMadisonPolitics July 24, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I agree with the post of Mrs. Ellis. If you didn't have the opportunity to witness the presentation of the MJS Students at the Board of Education, you missed something truly inspiring: Young Madisonians fighting the bureacratic nonsense that is Trenton. Hopefully they will do something about it.

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