IMPROVEMENTS AT MILLTOWN
Borough Council Takes Up Street Grading and Lighting Propositions—Cupid in the Choir Loft.
MILLTOWN, Oct. 11—Owing to the repairs being made to the Borough Hall, the regular meeting of the Borough Council was held in the public school building last evening. Mayor Richter, Councilmen Wagner, Kuhlthau, Hauries, Rappleyea, Borough Clerk Harkins, and Attorney Weigel were present.
The following bills were ordered paid: William Wegant, $10; Henry Frisch, $136.00; Christian Crablet, $150.00; George Amary, $149; John Patterson, $45.00; Conrad Freezer, $500; Charles Patterson, $40.80; Philip Helna, $3.00; William DeHart, $3.30; John Patterson, $50; Public Service Corporation, $16.00; John Strassburger, $10.00; John Ghock, $1.00. The report of the Borough Collector showed a balance on hand on October 13 of $3,328.71.
PETITION TO GRADE BOORAEM AVENUE
The property holders of Booraem Avenue petitioned the Borough Council that the thoroughfare be graded. Later in the evening, a resolution was adopted to establish such a grade, and the ordinance was passed on its introductory reading.
18 RIVA AVENUE TO BE IMPROVED
A petition was presented before the council last evening signed by the property holders on Riva Avenue, asking that the avenue be widened seven feet. The request also contained a statement that the property holders who signed were willing to donate to the borough 3 1/3 feet of their frontage for the work.
The question of Riva Avenue started three years ago, when an attempt was made to grade it. The work was never satisfactorily finished and, as a result, the avenue has been impassable during the spring months. At that time, the borough tried to secure the land so as to be able to widen the thoroughfare but was unsuccessful.
If the scheme can now be pushed, it will not only improve that thoroughfare but it will also speak better for the borough.
RYDER’S LANE AGAIN WANTS LIGHTS
The residents of Ryder’s Lane once more petitioned the council for street lights, claiming that at night the lane was so dark that it rendered traveling precarious for man and horse. When this matter was brought up several months ago in the council meeting, the motion to light the thoroughfare was voted down. The communication was accepted and placed on file.
COUNCIL AFTER PUBLIC SERVICE
A motion was made last night to notify the Public Service Corporation to remove the blind ditches, formed of cobblestones, on North Main Street, within ten days. In July, Borough Clerk Harkins notified them and received an answer to the effect that they would be removed. Nothing has yet been done, and the condition of the road is at present a danger to the traveling public.
TO ESTABLISH RULES FOR LIGHTS
The Mayor appointed the Council committee to meet with the attorney and establish rules and regulations for the municipal electric light system. These rules will cover the minimum cost of light per month, the running of motors by the repair of meters and the inspection of the system, in general, were discussed. Attorney Weigel advised the council to hereafter purchase the meters and install them in the houses that desired electric light, diverging from the former practice where the consumer of the light owned the meter. It was voted that the Borough Clerk be authorized to notify a party on South Main Street to replace a meter which is out of repair.
After the regular meeting adjourned, the council came together as the committee on improvements to the borough hall. It was decided that a concrete flooring would be laid in the house for the apparatus.
CUPID IN THE CHOIR LOFT
Mrs. Joseph Crabiel, of School Street, has announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Margaretta Crabiel, to Lester Snediker. It is understood that the wedding will take place early in November. Miss Crabiel, who is the daughter of the late ex-Mayor Joseph Crabiel, is employed in the office of the Michelin Tire Company and is very popular among a large circle of friends. Lester Snediker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Olden Snediker, is also employed by the Michelin Tire Company, and is now in Cleveland on business for the company.
The romance can hardly be called a Michelin romance, as it probably started prior to the advent of the tire company in the borough. Some have hinted that Cupid lurked in the Methodist Episcopal Church choir loft. This is probably the case, and the rumor has it that another engagement will soon be announced.
BARN DANCE ON SATURDAY NIGHT
The Wickatunk Tribe of Red Men will hold a barn dance at Parsons Grove on Saturday night. Good music will be in attendance and refreshments will be for sale on the grounds. William Lins has accepted a position with a wholesale meat house in New York.
Mrs. Charles Sevenhair wishes to notify the members of the Loyal Temperance Legion to meet at the Methodist Episcopal Church tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 1 p.m., prepared for an outing.
Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Morris and Joseph Crabiel are attending the Epworth League Convention at Farmingdale.
FOR SALE OR TO LET
- Newly built house. Inquire: John Richter, Milltown.
- Seven-room house, with gas and water, Milltown. Contact: Ada M. Rappelyea, South River.
- Six-room house, Fresh Pond Road, Milltown. See: John Zimmerman, Fresh Pond Road, Milltown.