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Council approves project to put up 12 new welcoming signs

| Monday, Dec. 23, 2002

Whitehall will soon be putting out signs welcoming visitors to the community.

Council has approved placement of 12 "Welcome to Whitehall Borough" signs. They will have beige lettering on a blue background and include the slogan “founded in 1948.”

The signs will be placed in strategic parts of the community including Baptist Road as near as possible to the Bethel Park boarder, Prospect Park, Weyman Road, Provost Road, Doyle Road and Grove Road. Two signs will be placed on Brownsville Road and Route 51.

Mayor James Nowalk credited Councilman Harold Berkoben of the borough's administrative services committee with spearheading the effort.

"Hal's been the driving force behind this project, which will provide some much-needed identifying signs for our municipal boundaries," Nowalk said. "People often ask where Whitehall begins and ends."

Each sign will cost $675 and 22 cedar posts will cost $33 each for a total of approximately $8,792. The signs will be delivered in five to six weeks and will be put up by the borough's Public Works department.

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