This Day in History: 1956-01-23
When engineer John Brumbaugh of Mahwah came before the Ramsey planning Board with the plans and specifications for the new shopping center at the Ramsey Circle he got a rude shock. When the new owner Carl S. Carlson of Ridgewood bought the property from the former owner Mr. Tamburelli he was not aware that he was obligated to fulfill certain agreements already made with the Ramsey authorities and that a subdivision permit had not been obtained before the Howard Johnson property had been sold. Carlson who was present, was informed that a buffer zone had to be left alongside of the school property and that although he could begin grading that week as he had expected to do, many more steps would have to be made before full approval of his plans could be given. A new drainage pal had to be made up to prevent runoff into the Main Street area, full specifications of every proposed store in the development submitted and a subdivision application processed. Presumably Mr. Brumbaugh had to go back to his drawing board.