Downtown Clock Project Updates Discussed At Council Meeting
Friday, October 25, 2013 • 6:31pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Downtown Clock Project face sponsors were announced by Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley at the council meeting on Tuesday. The Clock Face Sponsors are Deans Greens Nursery and Floral Center, Berkeley Shopping Center, The Connell Company and Summit Medical Group.
The Downtown Clock Project is the cornerstone to the plans of enhancing downtown. The clock will be placed on the corner of Plainfield Avenue and Sherman Avenue in Peppertown Park across from the train station. Proceeds from this project will fund the new seasonal decorations and plants that welcome people to downtown Berkeley Heights.
"We are going to get the clock and we are going to get it up without spending one dollar of tax payers' money. My compliments to the four companies that have generously donated and the residents that have already donated," said Mayor Bruno. "The sooner we sell the plaques the sooner the clock will go up." There are a limited number of plaques on the base of each side of the clock available for sponsorship.
Kingsley stated that lighted holiday wreaths have been purchased to be hung along with the banners to brighten Springfield Avenue during the holiday season.
"We are reviewing the land use ordinance in town with regard to design standards, specifically the design of lamp posts, benches, trash receptacles and fences," said Councilman Tom Pirone. The standards should be in place and followed by the new downtown construction projects.
The Beautification Committee was appointed by the Town Council to set standards to enhance downtown Berkeley Heights to reflect charm, functionality, and complete small town living experience. Recent enhancements include the "Raise the Flag" tribute and the Berkeley Heights Welcome and Holiday Banners that line Springfield Avenue. Click here for more information on how to contribute and sponsor a plaque that will be permanently affixed to the base of the downtown clock.