MANASQUAN — The borough council Monday approved an ordinance codifying the installation of stop signs on Minerva Avenue, at the intersection with Fletcher Avenue.
The decision, however, was criticized by several council members who said the signs were put up before the council had a chance to discuss the installation.
The stop signs, which were installed on Sept. 15, turned the intersection into a four-way stop and were approved prior to the ordinance being introduced at the last meeting and approved on Monday night.
According to Borough Administrator Tom Flarity the intersection was brought up as a traffic concern by the chief of police and an ordinance was subsequently introduced for first reading at the Sept. 21 council meeting.
Mr. Flarity added that the council’s department of public works committee, chaired by Councilman Jim Walsh, “has commissioned a borough wide examination of other similarly hazardous intersections and other areas that may benefit from other traffic control devices.”
Councilman Rich Read voiced his displeasure with the addition of stop signs on Minerva Avenue stating that the decision was made before the council had an opportunity to discuss it.
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