This Day In History: 1951-02-26
Frank Harley, Township Engineer announced plans to improve Ramapo Valley Rd. from the railroad overpass through the congested area of West Mahwah up to Avenue A. The road was to be widened from 33 to 40 feet and curbing and sidewalks installed. Since this is a County Road, he pointed out that there would be little direct cost to local taxpayers. The sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owners. Three buildings would have to be moved to accommodate the widening program but this was expected to cause little trouble. John Warhol, Township Attorney announced that his father, John Warhol Sr. was willing to donate to the township a 30-foot triangle of property at the intersection of Brook Street and Valley Road to widen the curve in the road.