Committee unveils new welcome signs

SO Ramp sign


Town Attorney Mark Sciota brought the design for some new ramp signs, which welcome and thank people for visiting the town of Southington, to the Town Council meeting on March 23.

A small committee met, decided and approved two different sign designs.

Both signs will display the town seal, town’s name, and a sponsor company’s name. One of the signs, which says, “Welcome to Southington, established 1779” will be put on the exit ramps on I-84.

The entrance highway ramps will display a sign with the same design, which says “Thank you for visiting Southington.”

Sciota said that these signs will be used in the future to create a similar look for town department signs.

Town Council Chairman Michael Riccio pointed out some specific details to the sign design.

“For the council’s benefit, the Southington seal would be raised off the sign,” said Riccio. “The letters would have a carved look to them with gold leaf and the poles would be very similar to what out they are now.”

The sign designs received positive feedback from the Council.

“I think it’s a great design,” said Town Councilor Stephanie Urillo. “I think its going to represent Southington really well.”

Riccio also pointed out that the total number of signs involved with this project would be between 14 and 20.

“Now that we have this, I’ll be working with Assistant Engineer Grappone to move forward to get permits for all the others,” said Sciota.

The town attorney said that they have already secured permits for three of the signs.

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