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Title Letter to Mayor & Council of City of Hoboken, April 3, 1894 from Charles Weber re petition about gas & stench from Ravine Road sewer.
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2010.010.0076
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Gift of Robert Maier.
Scope & Content Letter to Mayor & Council of City of Hoboken, April 3, 1894 from Charles Weber re petition to Board of Health of Hudson County about gas and stench from Ravine Road sewer in Hoboken.

Three holographic leaves on lined letterhead of Office of Health and Vital Statistics of Hudson County, Jersey City.

Weber was the proprietor of Weber Cooperage Company which was on Ravine Road and New York Avenue adjacent to the tracks of the New Jersey Junction Railroad.

See notes for text.
Notes 2010.010.0076
Office of the
Board of Health and Vital Statistics,
of Hudson County, N.J.
adjoining the court house

Wm. W. Varick, M.D. President.
Chas. B. Converse, M.D. County Physician. Jersey City, April 3rd, 1894
C. Holmes McNeil, M.D.
H.W. Winfield, Counsel.
C.J. Rooney, Jr., Clerk.

To the Honorable
The Mayor & Counci of Hoboken
At a meeting of this Board held on April 2 1894, the following petition
was presented, and the clerk directed to send a copy of it to the Honorable the Mayor
and Council of Hoboken, and to the Honorable the Board of Street and Water
Commissioners of Jersey City.

To the Honorable the Board of Health
Of Hudson Co. N.J.
Your petitioners respectfully show, that they are a corporation
under the firm name of 'Weber Cooperage Company' and are engaged
in the manufacture of barrels, kegs etc and that their factory or shop is
situated on Ravine Road [or] New York Ave adjacent to the N.J.J. [New Jersey Junction] R.R. tracks.
That owing to the broken condition of the sewer known as the
'Ravine Road Sewer' in close proximity to this shop, the health of their
mechanics and themselves is greatly endangered owing to the gas and
stench emanating therefrom.
As warm weather is now approaching we are more or less
obliged to keep windows open exposing the men all the more besides
the stench becomes worse in warmer weather.
During a heavy rain storm when the sewer is taxed to its full
capacity the gases driven out by the pressure of rain water are very nauseous
and loathsome.
As the sewer is broken and partially filled up the Ravine Road
and surrounding land is soon flooded therefrom and when the water subsides
it leaves the road and land strewn with excrement decomposed carcasses of dogs, cats
etc and other offensive matter which finds its way into the sewer.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that your Honorable Board will
take such action as to abate said nuisance.
And your petitioners will ever pray etc.
Dated, Jersey City, Mar. 19.1894.
(signed) Weber Cooperage Company
George Weber, Secretary

People Weber, Charles
Date 1894-1894
Year Range from 1894.0
Year Range to 1894.0
Search Terms Weber Cooperage Co.
Ravine Road
New Jersey Junction Railroad
Caption pg 1 of 3
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Classification Business & Commerce
Government & Politics