This Day In History: 1934-03-15
Although most of the audience at the Hohokus Township Board meeting came to demand that the Town enact a zoning ordinance at least one determined Mahwah resident had his own agenda. M. J. Snack of Railroad Avenue complained that he had lived on the street for thirty years and was tired of waiting for street lights. Why should other parts of town have street lights and not his part of Railroad Avenue, he demanded. Furthermore there was hole in the road in front of his house which was dangerous. Someone was going to get hurt if it was not filled in, he predicted. Committee Chairman James Devine stated that the Township was “planning” an inspection of the roads and that his hole would be considered at that time. As far as the street lights were concerned, Devine stated, the only thing holding back the installation of lights on Railroad Avenue and other streets was the depression. As soon as the Township could figure a way to finance needed improvements they would consider them. When another Railroad Avenue resident complained about people dumping refuse in front of his house, Devine told John Gordon that if he would complain about a specific individual to the police they would look into it. Railroad Avenue did not get much satisfaction from attending that Board meeting.