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Ra Ca rrrntinn Sitft Improvement OK At Merchanivillc Merchantville Council authorized authorized a $5000 emergency appropriation appropriation Monday night to convert part of the newly acquired recre- recre- ation center into a caretaker's apartment in order to prevent vandalism at the property. Because of the urgency of the situation there will be no contract bidding, Mayor J. Weer Chow an nounced. The propcrty at Somerset st. and Greenleigh ct. comprises four-acres four-acres four-acres and cost the borough $36,760. Improvements at the park cost $13,230. iornwr Club Situ At the June 11)54 council meet ing three local organizations de clared their support for the pur chase, in addition to 500 residents who signed a petition in favor of the action. The tract formerly was owned by the Merchantville Country Club. Councilman Raymond J. Juban- Juban- yik declared until there was a caretaker at the center there would be hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars worth of damage caused. Chew thought damage could be prevented by locking tho gates which divided the borough property property from Merchantville Country Club. Two Seek Caretaker Post George Foster, chairman of Recreation Commission said plans I for the apartment were ready but he had no definite price. The apartment would consist of two bedrooms, dining room, kitchen and a bathroom, he said. Foster reported two applications for the position had been received but no appointment made. Jubanyik reported $1925 had been spent on exterior work at the club. Painting cost $925: car pentry, $885 and masonry, $615. Charles S. Ball, borough clerk, was instructed to write Congress man Wolverton, to assist in the reinstatement reinstatement of a mail box at Plymouth and Somerset sts. The box was removed in July to a new position at St. James and Sussex sts, "07 From Meters Ball read a letter from Edward Praiss, Camden postmaster, stat ucj vy uic ui the area iustified the chance V. I, J"""-11 J"""-11 J"""-11 u,e """'I.e. Ball reported revenue from borough parking meters totalled' S707 for the first five weeks. "If UllS Keeps Up, he Said, the appropriation could be paid off in' One year. ine oorougn treasurer was au- au- thorized to pay $12,488 to Penn- Penn- sauken Sewerage Authority for service in 1955. Chew signed a proclamation de claring Sept. 17-23 17-23 17-23 as Constitution Constitution Week. This was at the re quest of the Daughters of American Revolution. the I

Clipped from Courier-Post13 Sep 1955, TuePage 13

Courier-Post (Camden, New Jersey)13 Sep 1955, TuePage 13
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