PHILA to annex part of Delco

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PHILA to annex part of Delco - ANNEXATION OF DELAWARE COUNTY Comprehensive...
ANNEXATION OF DELAWARE COUNTY Comprehensive Scheme of Mayor Smith, of Philadelphia, P.elativo to This City Tf the peralslency of the Comprehensive 1 Plans Committee, proves of any aid. Mayor Smith, of Phlladelplii;i. may have n chance of carrying "ill his scheme for annexing, to Philadelphia the portion of "Delaware county between South Philadelphia and Chester. with iho view of bringing the eriilr'e Delaware Kiver front heiw-eii tlie two cities v.-lthln the port of I'hi lad j)hla. JTh" eominiure met yppu-rrtay In j Mayor's "!tii-<- Mini pursued the lur" the nt this Philadelphia expansion scheme, j In preparation for th« development j and realization of the scheme, the committee considered a Joint program of development of grades of city .streets connect ins with the country roads of Intervening borough and townships lying between Philadelphia and Chester, so that when tho expansion ucheme IH rlpo for closing the outlying territory will he brought In without the nece«Hlty of physical changes. The expansion scheme was not taken seriously when llrst advocated, but the persistency with which the Coinprehen.sivo I'lnnK Cojnmitl<!e Is considering the scheme leads to a report that tho. legislature la to be Rounded upon a suggestion that enabling legislation be- adopted. This would be Hlrnllar in form to that enacted by tho Legislature which enabled the residents of a part of Cheltenham township to make application In tho Common Pleas Court of Montgomery county, at Norristown, to be taken Into Philadelphia county. The residents of that small portion of Cheltenham township filed their petition and are now included within the area of Philadelphia. Director Datesrnan explained yesterday that the Comprehensive Plans Committee had devoted Us session to considering the plans for the development and Improvements of the portions of Delaware county that may bo Included in the annexation scheme. _

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 20 Jan 1917, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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