Welcome To New Canaan Sign

‘Welcome to New Canaan’ Signs Approved for Two Spots in Town

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved spending $8,800 to buy and install two “Welcome to New Canaan” signs at two intersections close to where people drive into town, and at least one more may come later. Now that the board has given its approval, Assistant Public Works Tiger Mann said he hopes to get the signs installed within about a month. The signs are made from treated wood painted red with gold trim and finials, and with the statement “Settled in 1731” on the bottom. The town seal is on top. The signs are six feet wide and roughly four feet high

One sign will be installed at the intersection of South Avenue (Rt.

Town to ‘Renew Old Tradition’ with ‘Welcome to New Canaan’ Signs

First Selectman Rob Mallozzi says that for years, he has admired and appreciated the “Welcome” signs that often greet motorists pulling off of roads such as the Merritt Parkway and crossing from one municipality to another in Connecticut and elsewhere. “I thought to myself that New Canaan is the most welcoming community I know—why don’t we have one?” Mallozzi said. We may, soon enough. Town planning officials on Tuesday approved a proposal to install a DOT-approved, 4.5-foot-high “Welcome to New Canaan” sign at two entrances to the town (not far from the southbound off-ramps of Exits 37 and 38 on the Merritt). Tiger Mann, assistant director of the Department of Public Works, unveiled the signs at the Planning & Zoning Commission’s regular meeting, held in the Douglas Room at Lapham Community Center.