The First County Park System; A Complete History Of The Inception And Development Of The Essex…

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byFrederick Wallace Kelsey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. QUESTIONS OF POLICY. The selection of counsel to the Park Board was, at the outset, recognized by all the commissioners as a matter of much importance. It was a new proposition, at least in Essex County, for an appointive board to have the right by law to make requisitions for large amounts on an elective board of the same constituency and area of jurisdiction. Such attempts, theretofore, in other places, had created jealousies and litigation. These conditions it was, by all of the members, deemed imperative, if possible, to avoid. There were also many questions, it was known, which would arise as the scheme developed, and which would require the advice and service of an able attorney. -To this extent we were all agreed. Soon after the organization of the board this subject was taken up. Commissioners Murphy and Shepard were'both ardent and decided in their advocacy of Joseph L. Munn. Commissioner Meeker was as decidedly opposed, and favorably mentioned Henry Young. Mr. Peck said nothing. I was unprepared to make a decision and asked that the question go over. The matter was again brought up at the following meeting. Messrs. Murphy and Shepard were insistent for Mr. Munn's appointment. Mr. Meeker and myself objected. There was a prospective issue, for it was manifest that those favoring Mr. Munn's appointment were determined it should be made. The points as then stated in his favor were mainly that his knowledge of, and position as counsel with, the Board of Freeholders would be of assistance in establishing and continuing friendly and CQ u operative relations with that board. This all recognized as desirable--indeed, necessary, for the harmonious execution of the Park Board's plans. "At the meeting May 7 it became evident that longer delay w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. QUESTIONS OF POLICY. The selection of counsel to the Park Board was, at the outset, recognized by all the commiss...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217940684

ISBN - 13:9780217940689

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