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CLUCK U, TOO: COUNCIL TO TARGET DECALS

cluck-u-stickerMore stickers have been found on borough property since the issue came up in May, Councilman Michael DuPont says. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Red Bank’s borough council is ready to go beak-to-beak with a chicken-wing business it says is marring municipally-owned property with advertising.

Councilman Michael DuPont said he’s noticed that since the council raised the issue back in May, when Mayor Pasquale Menna raised the idea of fining businesses for having stickers on borough property, more stickers have shown up on signs in town. A prominent offender, DuPont said, is Cluck-U Chicken, of the City Centre strip mall on Water Street.

“Cluck-U Chicken has desecrated our signs,” DuPont said.

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MENNA TAKES ON STICKER SHOCK

rb-signs2Signs downtown have been plastered with stickers, particularly those touting Red Bank businesses, Mayor Pasquale Menna says. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Mayor Pasquale Menna has a message for certain businesses in town: Your days of free advertising on Red Bank property are numbered.

He says borough-owned signs — particularly parking signs downtown — have become inundated with stickers, many of them touting local businesses.

“It’s becoming increasingly prevalent,” he said. “It’s not fair, it’s unsightly, it’s an environmental issue and it’s a quality of life issue.”

Menna wants to do something about. At last week’s council meeting, he suggested that the borough create an ordinance that requires whatever entity that can be traced to the “graffiti” remove it in a timely fashion or face a penalty of some sort.

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