Rockleigh Governance - 1940s

 

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1941
Mayor

Howard S. Kniffen, Jr.

Council

Frank Eilerson               (Bldg Custodian)
Nicholas Haring 
Pauline Muzzio
Charles T. Lumb
Harry E. Hollenback
Ernest Seale                    (President)

Assessor, Tax

Nicholas Haring 

Attorney

George S. Freeman

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Mrs. Frances Campora 

Collector, Tax Mrs. Lucy Hollenback
Budget $10.946.21. Rate $1.77
Marshals & Local Defense Council H. Hollenback
Oscar Dale
Sidney Happel
Philip Rower               (Overseer of the Poor)
Charles De Martini, Jr.
Board of Education Mrs. D. Rower, President
E. McNamara, Vice President
G. Haring, Secretary
Mrs. G. Hutcheon
E. Eilerson
Current Expense: $2,000.00

Items of Interest:

2-18  A 80 foot strip of land was donated to the Borough by the Florell Realty Corp. for the extension of Anderson Avenue to open the area for development and to relieve the traffic on 9W.

8-5  The Girl Scouts collected aluminum pots and pans for the war effort and turned them over to the Norwood Police Dept.

 

1942
Mayor

Howard S. Kniffen, Jr.

Council

Frank Eilerson               (Bldg Custodian)
Nicholas Haring 
Pauline Muzzio
Charles T. Lumb
Harry E. Hollenback
Ernest Seale                    (President)

Assessor, Tax

Nicholas Haring 

Attorney

George S. Freeman

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Mrs. Frances Campora 

Collector, Tax Mrs. Lucy Hollenback
Budget $6,325.00. Rate $1.56
Marshals & Local Defense Council Charles De Martini, Jr.
Philip Rower               (Overseer of the Poor)
Louis Campora
George Muzzio
Oscar Dale
Sidney Happel
Gordon Hutcheon
Harry Hollenback
Board of Adjustment Mrs. P. Rower
George Muzzio
E. Seale
Sidney Happel
Gordon Hutcheon
Items of Interest:

          Offer was made for the use of the Borough Hall to register for the Selective Service.

6-25  Pegasus Polo Club rented to Aero Muffler Corp.

8-04  The Borough purchased a Treasury Bond, $500.00 2% interest.

 

1943
Mayor

Howard S. Kniffen, Jr.

Council

Frank Eilerson               (Bldg Custodian)
Pauline Muzzio
Harry E. Hollenback     (President)
Ernest Seale                    (R. 2-02-43)
Ernest J. Roth                 (A. 5-04-43)
Gordon Hutcheon
Ernest Flieger

Assessor, Tax

Nicholas Haring 
Gertrude Hutcheon      (A. 11-16-43)

Attorney

George S. Freeman

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Eileen Parsells

Collector, Tax Lucy Hollenback
Budget $11,365.00
Local Assistance Board H. Hollenback
Mrs. F. Campora
Charles De Martinie, Jr.
Board of Education Mrs. D. Rower, President
Mrs E. Parsells, Vice President
G. Haring, Secretary
Gertrude Hutcheon
E. Eilerson

Current Expense: $700.00

Items of Interest:

1-04  Resolution adopted requesting "specific assistance of the County Police at specific hours".

9-29  Borough purchased $1000.00 War Bond, Series F, 2 interest.

12-07 Several reports were received of pigs wandering loose on the highways and private properties in the Borough. It was suggested by the Attorney that the owners of the pigs be found and notice posted or sent that the pigs will be impounded.

 

1944
Mayor

Howard S. Kniffen, Jr. (Armed Services 5-05-44)

Council

Frank Eilerson              
Pauline Muzzio
Harry E. Hollenback     (President)
Ernest J. Roth
Gordon Hutcheon
Ernest Flieger                   (Armed Services 5-05-44)

Assessor, Tax

Gertrude Hutcheon 

Attorney

George S. Freeman         (Armed Services 5-05-44)
Harry Randell                  (A. 5-05-44)

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Eileen Parsells

Collector, Tax Lucy Hollenback
Budget $100,540.00
Building Inspector J. Philip Portz
Board of Education D. Rower, President
Gertrude Hutcheon, Vice President
G. Haring
Mrs E. Parsells
E. Eilerson

Current Expense: $1000.00

Items of Interest:

1-03     Report received of dead pigs lying in the woods. Borough Attorney to contact the Attorney of the owner of the pigs to have satisfactory steps taken to remedy the condition.

2-01     Borough purchased $1000.00 Treasury Bond, 4th War Loan Drive.

4-04     Dead pigs still causing health menace.

5-02     Borough establishes a Recorder's Court. Recorder F. M. Swanson.
  Carcasses of pigs to be removed

11-14   Borough purchased $1000.00 Treasury Bond, 6th War Loan Drive.

 

1945
Mayor

Harry E. Hollenback

Council

Frank Eilerson               (Bldg Custodian)
Pauline Muzzio
Ernest J. Roth                 (President, R. 5-01-45)
Gordon Hutcheon         (President, A. 5-01-45)
Ernest Flieger       
Philip Rower         

Assessor, Tax

Gertrude Hutcheon 

Attorney

Harry Randell                 

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Eileen Parsells

Collector, Tax Lucy Hollenback
Budget $97,570.00  Rate: 1.14
Building Inspector J. Philip Portz
Meeting Place Municipal Building, County Road
Board of Education Gertrude Hutcheon President
E. Parsells, Vice President
I. Retto
D. Rower, Secretary
G. Haring
M. Sneden
E. Eilerson

Current Expense: $1200.00

Board of Health Mrs. G. Hutrcheon
Mrs E. Roth
P. Rower
F. Swanson
B. Retto
Items of Interest:

1-04     Committee formed to investigate any site that might be purchased by the Borough.

3-06     Ordinance introduced to permit an airport. Not approved.

7-03     Borough purchased $500.00 Treasury Bond, 7th War Loan Drive.

9-11     Committee formed to reform a new Fire Department.

10-02   Decision reached that there us no immediate possibility of obtaining property for a Borough Hall.

12-04   Ordinance introduced to create and establish a Fire Department. Final payment made to Norwood Fire Dept. for 1945 Fire Protection in the amount of $250.00.

 

1946
Mayor

Harry E. Hollenback

Council

Frank Eilerson 
Pauline Muzzio
Gordon Hutcheon         (President)    
Philip Rower  
Fred Swanson
Ward Greene       

Assessor, Tax

Gertrude Hutcheon 

Attorney

George S. Freeman                 

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Eileen Parsells               (R. 11-06-46)
Edmund L. Barron, Sr. (A. 11-06-46)

Collector, Tax Lucy Hollenback
Budget $97,570.00  Rate: 1.14
Building Custodian Theodore Happel
Building Inspector J. Philip Portz
Board of Health P. Rower
G. Hutrcheon
F. Swanson
P. Muzzio
A. Parsells
R. Willenbacher
Board of Adjustment R. Willenbacher
G. Muzzio
G. Retto
Post War Planning R. Willenbacher
G. Hutcheon
G. Muzzio
Board of Education Gertrude Hutcheon President
I. Retto, Vice President
D. Rower, Secretary
N. Sneden
E. Eilerson

Current Expense: $1400.00

Items of Interest:

1-08     Ordinance passed establishing a Fire Department

4-02     Purchased a 1944 Chev. Pump Fire Truck, $900.00 from War Assets Corp. Paid Norwood Fire Dept. $100.00 for fire protection for February, March and April and contract terminated. Fire Truck housed in Ward Greene's garage.

10-01  Mass meeting called of the residents of the Borough regarding manpower for the Fire Dept.; Housing the vehicle and Fire Protection Plan.

12-03   Committee formed to check out possible sites fort a Borough Hall.

 

1947 
Mayor

Gordon Hutcheon

Council

Pauline Muzzio, President  
Fred Swanson
Ward Greene
George Muzzio
David Portz               (R. 5-06-47)
Harry Hollenback
Ernest Roth               (A. 5-06-47)      

Assessor, Tax

Gertrude Hutcheon 

Attorney

George S. Freeman                 

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Edmund L. Barron, Sr.  (R. 5-06-47)
Dorothy M. Veasey       (A. 5-13-47)

Collector, Tax Lucy Hollenback
Building Inspector G. Philip Portz                  (R. 4-01-47)
Sidney Happel                  (A. 4-01-47)
Building Custodian Theodore Happel
Borough Recorder Bruce Cade
Budget

$10,134.61

Engineer Elmer Blackwell
Board of Health F. Swanson
P. Muzzio
B. Retto
N. Sneden
Mrs. A. Barron
Board of Adjustment N. Sneden
B. Retto
R. Willenbacher
Mrs. W. Greene
E. Roth
Board of Education Gertrude Hutcheon, President
I. Retto, Vice President
D. Rower, Secretary
M. Sneden
E. Eilerson

Current Expense: $1400.00
Attendance Officer: F. Campora

 Items of Interest :

2-02    Permission granted for the operation of a Polo Club in the Aero Muffler building, Piermont Road

2-02    Committee formed to investigate acquisition of a building for the Borough Hall and Firehouse. Fire truck in Retto's Garage.

- -        The Borough received the gift of a 200' x 150 ' plot of land and a 15 x 29 foot building on Piermont Road. The plot was cleared and the building moved from Piermont Road to Rockleigh Road at Willow.

 

1948 
Mayor

Gordon Hutcheon

Council

Pauline Muzzio, President  
Fred Swanson     (Overseer of the Poor)
Ward Greene
George Muzzio
Harry Hollenback
Ernest J. Roth       

Assessor, Tax

Gertrude Hutcheon 

Attorney

George S. Freeman                 

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Dorothy M. Veasey       (R. 2-03-48)
Charles Daley                (A. 2-03-48)

Collector, Tax Lucy Hollenback
Building Inspector Sidney Happel  
Building Custodian Theodore Happel
Budget

$12,842.75

Marshals F. Swanson, Chief of Police
G. Muzzio
H. Hollenback
B. Retto
 Items of Interest :

2-13    Refinished the Borough Hall at a cost of $1,000

9-07    Referendum placed on the November Election ballot to prohibit alcoholic beverages in the Borough. Approved.

11-03  The 25th Anniversary of the Borough celebrated on December 11, 1948. Cost $50.00

 

1949 
Mayor

Gordon Hutcheon

Council

Pauline Muzzio 
Fred Swanson                   (R. 5-03-49)
Ward Greene
George Muzzio
Harry Hollenback
Ernest J. Roth, President  
Roland Willenbacher
Newton Sneden                (A.5-03-49)      

Assessor, Tax

Gertrude Hutcheon 

Attorney

George S. Freeman                 

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Charles Daley   

Collector, Tax Theodore Happel
Building Custodian Theodore Happel
Building Inspector Sidney Happel  
Budget

$10.381.71

Board of Education Gertrude Hutcheon, President
M. Sneden, Vice President
D. Rower, Secretary
I. Retto
I. Swanson
E. Roth

Harriet Duke, Attendance Officer 

 Items of Interest :

2-01    Proposal made that the Borough have a telephone line installed to the Closter Police at a cost of $10.00 a ponth for the purpose of sounding the fire alarm in the Borough.

 

1950
Mayor

Gordon Hutcheon

Council

Pauline Muzzio             (Overseer of the Poor)
George Muzzio
Ernest Roth                     (President)    
Roland Willenbacher
Newton Sneden
Bruce Cade    

Assessor, Tax

Gertrude Hutcheon 

Attorney

George S. Freeman                 

Auditor J. Edward Schierloh
Clerk

Charles J. Daley

Collector, Tax Theodore Happel
Building Custodian Theodore Happel
Building Inspector Sidney Happel
Budget $12,162,25 
Marshals B. Retto, G. Muzzio, E. Roth
Board of Education Gertrude Hutcheon, President
E. Roth, Vice President
D. Rower, Secretary
N. Sneden
I. Retto
Harriett Duke: Attendance Officer
Board of V. King
Mrs. Ward Greene
H. Happel
A. Prescott
   
Board of Health R. Sneden
P. Muzzio
Lois King
Items of Interest:

8-01     Astral Industries donated $100 towards the cost of converting the Fire Truck to the capacity of 500 gallons and announced that 10 auxiliary men are available for dire duty.

9-05     Permission granted to a resident to sell grapes on Piermont Road.

 

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