Tag: Chester Township Committee
In 1938, the Chester Township Committee became a court of law at the Chester Grammar School in the case of a liquor license renewal for the Old Mill Tavern at Milldale. Tavern owner Amzi Fleming fought against his neighbors, who complained that they were continually awakened in the wee hours of the morning by drinkers leaving the tavern who honked their car horns or sung loudly on their way out. The neighbors also complained of dropping property values. Fleming refuted all of the charges satisfactorily, and the Committee renewed his license. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
In the 1937 primary elections, the following Chesterites won: for Chester Borough Council, Dr. Hugh L. Fry and Adam Schaefer; Borough Tax Assessor, Harry Q. Segur; Chester Township Committee, William E. Terhune and Clifford W. Emmons; and County Committee, Mrs. Katherine Jackson and Everett Skellenger.
In 1938, Caspar Kaffke of the South Road appealed to the Chester Township Committee to repair the South Road. Chairman William Woodruff explained that the Herrick Road Act required Kaffke to apply for aid to the Board of Freeholders. Further, such an application would need to take place five months later. Previously, Pleasant Hill Road and Vacationland Road had been repaired, said Kaffke. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
In 1956, the Chester Township Committee appropriated $3,000 for a new ambulance for the First Aid and Rescue Squad. It also set aside $34,500 to cover the costs of preparing a tax map and revaluing all real estate in the township. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
In 1938, the Chester Township Committee heard testimony for and against the renewal of the Old Mill Tavern’s liquor license. The Milldale establishment was owned by Amzi Fleming. Complaints against mainly concerned the noise of cars leaving the tavern between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., as well as horn blowing and loud singing by departing patrons. Fleming received his renewal. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune
In 1958, Police Chief Edward Strait’s letter to the Chester Township Committee refuting criticism by committee member Mrs. Ercel Francis was published on the cover of the August 7 issue of The Mendham-Chester Tribune. The lengthy response addressed her complaints and suggested that any issues should be made in writing to the Police Chairman rather than raised at a public meeting to discredit the department.