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Page 22 Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our 2nd Annual Edition Thursday, October 28, 1999


Fanwood Government At a Glance


Maryanne S. Connelly


William E. Populus, Jr., Council President Louis C. Jung Stuart S. Kline Katherine Mitchell Karen M. Schurtz

Joel Whitaker

MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT HEADS Eleanor McGovern Donald Sherman Dennis Estis

Administrator/ Borough Clerk Tax Assessor Borough Attorney

Bruce Helmstetter Colleen Huehn Maryanne Corcoran

Building Inspector Tax Collector Court Administrator

Bruce Helmstetter Robert Carboy Eleanor McGovern

Construction Official Emergency Management Public Agent

Richard Marsden Barbara A. Brennan John Piccola

Engineer Treasurer/ CFO Fire Chief

Eugene Bellamy Thomas Scalera Daniel Weiss

Deputy Fire Chief Fire Official Library Director

Susan M. MacMullen Robert Carboy Michael J. Mitzner

Municipal Court Judge Police Chief Prosecutor

John DeMassi Raymond Manfra Kevin Ewing

Public Defender Public Works Director Recreation Director

Raymond Manfra John Oatis Dr. Carol B. Choye

Recycling Coordinator Rescue Squad President School Superintendent

Maria Santo Nancy Koederitz

Welfare Director Zoning Officer

BOROUGH REPRESENTATIVES... Mayor Maryanne S. Connelly, center, is surrounded by fellow members of Fanwood’s governing body. Pictured, left to right, are: Councilwoman Karen M. Schurtz, Councilwoman Katherine Mitchell, Councilman Stuart S. Kline, Councilman Joel Whitaker, Councilman Louis C. Jung and Council President William E. Populus, Jr.

Fanwood Factoids • A miniature golf course once occupied the site of the current

A & P food supermarket. • As early as 1882 the Central Railroad of New Jersey built the streets

of Farley Avenue, Hunter Avenue and Russell Road. Home building didn’t begin there until 40 years later in the 1920s.

• There was once a taxi service in Fanwood.

• The first sanitary sewer system was installed in Fanwood in 1927 in cooperation with the City of Plainfield.

• The Maple Tree Inn on the corner of Terrill Road and South Avenue, now the site of the Exxon gasoline station, was once the social and political gathering place for Fanwoodians.

• The bell in the Presbyterian Church tower was once the alarm signal for the Fanwood Fire Company.

An advertisement for the sale of homes, farms and acreage in Fanwood and Scotch Plains on July 12, 1919 by the estate of Warren Ackerman. The auction consisted of about 80 parcels of land and included the area of Feltville, today known as Glenside Park. Reprinted courtesy of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
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Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)