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Edi­tor’s note: Vol­un­teers at the Pen­cader Her­itage Mu­seum have been dig­i­tiz­ing old Ne­wark City Coun­cil meet­ing min­utes. They share ex­cerpts with Ne­wark Post read­ers in a weekly col­umn.

April-May 1940: The B&O Rail­road was told to re­move the light stan­dards from the cen­ter of its tracks at Main Street.

Mr. Wirt and Ge­orge Jack­son asked coun­cil to drop charges against Sa­muel Car­man, who did con­sid­er­able prop­erty dam­age while in town jail, if he made resti­tu­tion. No ac­tion taken.

Six­teen street lamps on South Col­lege were re­placed. Coun­cil asked the State High­way De­part­ment when the promised new “speed con­trol light” at Routes 2 and 273 would be in­stalled. Of­fice work­ers Har­riet Fer­gu­son, Mary Louise Thomas and Rose Len­hoff were re­tained in their jobs af­ter the re­cent elec­tion.

New park­ing or­di­nance: park only where per­mit­ted; not more than 12 inches from the curb; at least 15 feet from fire hy­drants; at least 50 feed from an in­ter­sec­tion; par­al­lel to traf­fic. If the driver of any ve­hi­cle vi­o­lat­ing these laws could not be iden­ti­fied, the owner would be li­able.

A $3,000 note was paid off. John Den­ni­son re­ceived per­mis­sion to build a garage on his Haines Street prop­erty and move his gaso­line pumps from Main Street to Haines Street. Harry Bon­ham re­ceived per­mis­sion to open a new street per­pen­dic­u­lar to Main Street, with the street to be named Tyre Av­enue. Dr. Mus­sel­man re­ceived per­mis­sion to open a new street south of and par­al­lel to West Main Street.

Sew­ers in­stal­la­tion on all new streets must be paid in full by de­vel­oper upon com­ple­tion. Not­ting­ham Manor wanted to be an­nexed into town. All po­lice of­fi­cers got a $10 per month raise. John Cham­bers wanted to open a beer par­lor. No ac­tion was taken.

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