Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey on April 19, 1973 · Page 41
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Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey · Page 41

Camden, New Jersey
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Thursday, April 19, 1973
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In Jobstown Buffs Fight For Trolley COUtlEt-POST, Ccmdn, N. J., Thurtday, April 19, W3 41 nmmmm WmMA Jlllli! I ; Mttwr $. iMA- Yi -I : i i : .... m ...... 1 W . V in 1 W 1 T?. ' ' . vaa au ...& i. ,r f ' CurlrPo1 Piwtt by km Kuihnw OLD FASHIONED FLOW serves as unique mailbox for Paul Chile of Stage Coach Road, Turnersville. Willingboro Measure Carries $500 Fine Paren tal Respons ibility Law Eyed By JUDITH W. WINNE Courier-Post Stajf WILLINGBORO - Council last night introduced a parental responsibility ordinance. The public hearing on the ordinance will be May 7 at 9 p.m. in the municipal building on Salem Road. The ordinance, similar to laws enacted in Camden and Maple Shade, would hold parents responsible for the destructive acts of their children. Councilman Henry W. Merger said a parent, would be considered in violation of the ordinance ifhis child was convicted on a charge of "violating the public peace" and then was convicted of a similar charge within 180 days of the first conviction. Peace Violation "Violating the public peace" is defined as defacing, damaging or destroying public or private property in the township; committing an assault or battery upon another person in the township; or consuming andor possessing alcoholic beverages in a public place in the township, Township council held a "town meeting" in February to elicit public opinion on parental responsibility legislation. Most persons at the meetng favored a proposed ordinance but thought it too harsh, particularly a provision that could have subjected convicted parents to jail terms. No Jail Term The Jail term has been eliminated from the ordinance, but parents who violate the law face a maximum $500 fine. The ordinance provides that the parent whose child is convicted on a first offense would be given a warning. tV t 1 J TODAY ... 10 AM TO 10 PM In other business, township Manager John T. McHugh said the township will attempt to retrieve about $15,000 in taxes paid by the township in 1971 and 1972. Recent Decision McHugh explained that the state Supreme Court recently decided Willingboro had paid more than its fair share of taxes in 1970 and awarded the township about $195,000. The township is now trying to get a similar favorable decision for 1971 and 1972, according to McHugh. McHugh said Mount Laurel is appealing the decision on the 1970 tax case because the decision means Mount Laurel would have to pay a larger share of 1970 county taxes than it originally paid. Similarly, Willingboro will fight Cinnaminson's appeal that it is paying to big a share of county taxes in 1973, McHugh said. The township manager said he didn't know how much money Willingboro would have to pay if Cinnaminson's appeal was successful. SPRINGFIELD TWP. -Trolley car buffs last night indicated they will appeal an ordinance banning storage and operation of the antiques at a Jobstown trolley muse urn in this township. A previous court decisionis already under appeal in Superior Court, according to Joseph Alfongi, general manager of Trolley Valhalla Inc. He said the trolley club was found guilty last month In municipal court -of violating the zoning ordinance. The club moved 14 trolleys to rural Jobstown last September from Tansboro in Camden County. Located on a four and a half acre tract, the trolleys run a short stretch of former railroad track running through the property. Township committee last night, without comment, adopted an ordinance banning the operation. However, township solicitor Robert Oricuolo said that no zoning permit has ever been applied for nor issued for Valhalla. "Under our zoning ordinance, the trolley museum is not a permitted use," Oris-ouolo eald, Proponents of the trolley collection, dating back to 1910, argued that the ordinance never explicitly excluded such a venure until last night, "We'll fight this thing to the highest court," said the previous owner of the property," John J. Coulter, a 50-year area resident. "There are 2,500 people in this community. Only three spoke against this thing tonight. I don't think that's a fair indication of public sentiment." One of the protesters, James Ellis of the Jobstown-Juliustown Road, called the museum "a junkyard." Ellis is collecting signatures on a petition asking that the operation be closed. "Look at the eyesores across the street from the trolley cars. There must be at least 10 junked cars on the lawn," Coulter countered. Alfonsi, who is a project engineer for SEPTA, said that at present the club has no plans to extend their route to a 12 mile track leading to Wrightstown. ill iliiiiiiiii mm 4 SJti 4 . .. . i E a.? ;.? 1 ' I'i-. 1 :"'.?::::' .,:.:' .. ' y -? iv : h . '-fMiL i II 1 v 111 I Save 8.84 from our regular low warehouse price! Take Your Pick! Elegant Velvet Hanging Or Table Style Lamps Monroe Twp. Residents Protest Industrial Park MONROE Malaga Road residents seeking to stop the construction of factories near their homes were told last night by council to get a lawyer and go to court. The residents, led by spokesman Hillman Moses, had presented council with a petition condemning the construction of a silk-screen plant and an asphalt factory on land zoned for an industrial park near their homes. They said they had never been told of the zoning change nor of the sale of land to the various companies and asked council to put a stop order on the work until they could talk with the industrial landowners. Council told them that since the land was zoned for the purpose for which it was being used, there was nothing the governing body could legally do. The land on one side of Ma laga Road in the Winslow Road area was changed from residential to general industrial zoning in 1967 at the request of the planning board. When residents complained they were never notified of the change, Township solicitor William Pearson said all that was legally required was that the township publish the proposed change in the local paper and post it in the township building. Unsatisfied, one resident said, "We're not talking about what's legal, we're talking about what's morally right." Council president George McDonald promised to bring the owners of the two companies to the area to talk with residents. The residents, said Moses, would contact a lawyer today in an effort to get an injunction prohibiting further construction. Town Heads Off Payless Payday Charge It! VCI Id (31 Electric Credit These beautiful decorator style lamps will add that v finishing touch to your beautiful home! Your choice of table lamp with gold velvet fchade and pold velvet trimmed base or hanging lamp with gold velvet shade. Pick up price. V. Warehouse And Showroom CHURCH ROAD AT LENAPE DRIVE NEXTTOTHE CHERRY HILL MALL CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY CLEVITZ FURN. CORP. 1173 MMHI...1. MONROE Tomorrow was almost a payless Friday for township employes. Council voted last night to hand-deliver the signed civil service certification of Ptl. Robert Armstrong to Civil Service offices in Camden to block an impending suit against the township by Civil Service. In anticipation of that legal action, Civil Service had disapproved the township payroll set for disbursement tomorrow. By hand-delivering the certification, the council said it will avoid a payless Easter for employes. The problem arose because Ptl. Armstrong, who passed the civil service exam and was duly appointed to a temporary term by the township, was never certified and made a permanent officer. Mayor John Sharp was to have certified Armstrong who has been working for several months. Because Armstrong had never been certified, civil service laws prevented the township from appointing two other men who had also passed the police exam. Then earlier this year, council passed legislation that created six new posts in the police department. But civil service would not schedule new tests for prospective patrolmen until the old list had been exhausted. Finally, seeing no certification, civil service ordered the attorney general to take the township to court seeking the signing of certification. Solicitor William Pearson said last night he thought the elimination of the suit was only a formality now that the certification was signed. Sharp did not explain why he never signed Armstrong's papers. LONDON SCOFFLAWS LONDON (UPI) Government officials told the House of Lords recently that 45 per cent of the fines for 1,014.316 parking tickets issued by London police in 1971 were never paid. S , mams? ( 0 $$ts 111111 m m f.wii immmmm WMfm m. If ... " ' x iilii IS Courier-Past Photo by John Avrv SHIRLEY BARRETT, posing as the Easter Bunny, passes out candy to children at Bells School kindergarten In the Turnersville section of Washington Township during an early Easter celebration. Man Threatens Suit Against Tardy Firemen MONROE - Telling council how he watched his house burn down waiting for township fire trucks to arrive, Frank Agnesino of Chestnut Street last night praised to sue the township Ik negligence. Agneslno said the first call for help went to the police dispatcher at 4 p.m. Saturday. He said he allegedly called again at 4:20 p.m. and a neighbor called a third time at 4:45 p.m. But, he said, the first flretruck arrived at 4:52 p.m., too late to do much good. He stated last night that he knew all of the calls had reached the dispatcher. He Raid he intended to sue because the next time lives might be Involved. Police Chief Charles Zellt:c -aid he did not have all th; details of the incident !r ; that Saturday the towns;'.';' phonos had bttn wit of ordc ' M! and vo re-rsr?"'. had been on hand until shortly before Agncsmo's call u. i'i-celved. Township solicitor William Pearson blocked further discussion because of the pending suit. THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM THE MUSIC PEOPLE ! I " Turn! Turn: Turn! vjJS. Ml."'.f,!li A v ft! J Hl&L. HARD TO BELIEVE? IT'S TRUE! ONLY AT S. 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