This Day In History: 1957-03-28
Geiger Road was once more the subject of intense controversy at the Township Committee meeting. Otto Mann of the Stage Hill Civic League contradicted the optimistic announcements of Township Engineer Frank Harley at almost every point. Harley stated, once more, that the road would be ready for full use in two weeks. He said it was already being used by residents of the area. “We’ve been faced with some of the worst possible conditions in trying to build this road up the mountain during the middle of winter.” Mann criticized both the practicality and safety of the new road. He was that if was had only one lane, with muddy shoulders on each side with grades for school buses. He once more demanded that the Township improve Stag Hill Road instead. Hillburn officials agreed with Harley. They praised the work Mahwah had done. Mayor Harold Williams and several trustees had inspected the road and announced that “remarkable” progress had been made. They expected to grant another of their two week extensions of the deadline for closing their road to the mountain community and agreed not to put the ordinance into effect until they had been informed that the road was open.