29 June, 1984 (date estimated)
Borough requires trash receptacles
by Maria LoBiondo
There’ll be no excuse for littering Princeton Borough’s streets after a visit to a take-out restaurant any more.
Officials Tuesday approved an ordinance requiring each take-out food establishment of 500 square feet to provide a trash can for its customers.
If the restaurant is 1,500 square feet, two garbage cans must be provided.
Downtown merchants have pushed for this ordinance, according to Mayor Barbara Sigmund.
During the public hearing, a letter from Jerome Berner of Yankee Management Inc. suggested two minor changes which were incorporated into the ordinance.
While the intent of the ordinance is to have uniformity, Mr. Berner suggested some leeway in design with approval by the borough’s engineering department.
He also suggested the 1,500-square-foot limit on restaurants rather than the originally proposed 1,000 square feet.
In other business, fire officials will offer recommendations to the borough for an ordinance concerning the use of fire apparatus.
Firefighter Mark Freda said the restrictions in the proposed ordinance seemed “too tight.”
The proposed ordinance calls for notification of the borough administrator if the fire chief’s car is to be taken out of town. But since recent fire chiefs have lived outside the borough, this is a hardship, Mr. Freda said.
“For the chief to be effective, he must use the car,” Mr. Freda said.
Firefighters are expected to forward their recommendations by the July 10 borough meeting.
Borough Council also authorized several bond ordinances discussed in previous meetings.
These included $371,450 for reconstruction and improvements on several borough roads.
Slated for attention are construction of a roadway and curbing on Spruce Street east of Maple Street, reconstruction on parts of South Tulane Street and Lafayette and Hunter roads, repaving part of Moore and Witherspoon streets, storm drainage work on part of Hawthorne Avenue and reconstruction of sidewalks, patio and curbing at Borough Hall.
Also approved were $28,500 for renovations in borough hall, $86.450 for purchasing equipment for the Department of Public Works and the police, $48.450 for improvements to the public library and community swimming pool and $28,500 for assistance to the fire department.