This Day In History: 1900-05-05
The Rockland Electric Company of Hillburn has been awarded a contract to erect electric light poles and wires along Franklin Turnpike. The franchise lasts 20 years and includes the provision of seven 20 power lights free for three years. There was some question as to whether the contract should specify who should pay for the electric meters and provision should have been made in future for using the poles for installing electric fire alarm wires on the poles. After the company accepts the contract they have 90 days to complete the work.