News: City Council Proceedings (July 1882)
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Eau Claire Daily Free Press (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 13 July 1882, page 2
EAU CLAIRE DAILY FREE PRESS
13 July 1882, page 2
[official publication. ]
COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
Eau Claire July 5th, 1882.
Regular meeting; present; Alds. Babb, Bartlett, Buffington, Davis, Frawley, Grinsell, Harmison, McDonough, McGrath, Shaw, Smith, Thomas, Wescott—13.
In absence of the Mayor, Ald. McDonough occupied the chair.
REPORT OF CITY OFFICERS.
The report of Judge Larson for the quarter ending June 30, 1882 was presented, read and referred to general file.
The city clerk's detailed report of the receipts and expenditures of the city of Eau Claire for the official year of 1881 was submitted, referred to committee on finance and claims, and on motion
was ordered printed as proceedings.
The city clerk reported but one bid as yet for the printing 400 copies of the city charter had been received and knew of others that were coming in and on his request the time for receiving bids was extended until the next regular meeting.
REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
The committee on judiciary to whom was referred the matter of Bradley Bros, reported the petition of said Bradley Bros., back to the common council with recommendation that the prayer of the petitioner be refused for the reason that the said petitioners heretofore commenced an action against the city of Eau Claire in contravention of section 23 chapter 7 of chapter 16 private and local laws of 1872 for the recovery of the same tax, which action is now pending in the court and has not been decided.
The committee on finance and claims reported back claims 7601 to 7605 inclusive and claims 7626, 7627 with recommendation that the same be allowed as charged; Referred to general file.
The committee on fire and water reported back claims 7560, 7569, 7608 with recommendation that they be allowed as charged. Referred to general file.
The same committee also reported in favor of granting the Woman's Christian Temperance Union the privilege of putting in pumps as per resolution introduced at previous meeting, on certain corners of the streets of Eau Claire. Referred to general file.
The committee on health and poor reported back claims 7610 to 7617 inclusive 7619 to 7621 inclusive and 7628 to 7630 inclusive and 7628 to 7630 inclusive with recommendation that they be allowed as charged. Referred to general file.
The committee on ordinances reported one ordinance for the construction of a sidewalk along the north side of Niagara street which was referred to general file.
They also reported back the ordinance making and establishing public pounds, drawn, by the city attorney, with recommendation, that the same be adopted. Rules were suspended and immediate action taken upon the same. The ordinance called for two pounds to be located by committee on city property. It was amended so as to make three pounds, one to be
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located in the first or eighth ward, one in the second or third, and one in the fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh wards, and placing it in the hands of the committee on cemeteries and parks. The ordinance as amended was passed by a unanimous vote of the members present.
They also reported back the ordinance for the construction of a sidewalk along the east line of block No. 4 in Babcock, Bellinger & Mappas addition to Eau Claire, with recommendation that it do pass. Referred to general file.
The same committee to whom was referred the resolution allowing the Schuetzenverein to establish a shooting park at or near Mount Simon within the city limits with recommendation that the same be adopted. Referred to general file.
The committee on city property reported back claims 7624 with recommendation that it be allowed as charged.
The committee on licenses reported on petition of Dillon & Brackett and others in regard to removal of shooting gallery on Bridge street, in favor of the prayer of the petitioners being granted. Referred to general file.
The committee on cemeteries and parks reported back claims 7508, 7509 and 7574 with the recommendation that the same be allowed as charged. Referred to general file.
At this point the mayor arrived and took his seat.
The following resolution was introduced by Ald. Bartlett.
Resolved, That the directors of the city library be and they are hereby authorized to lease a building or room for the use and accommodation of the city library, for a term not to exceed five years.
PRESENTATION OF CLAIMS
The following claims were then presented, read and referred to the several following committees.
Claim 7631 to 7643 inclusive to general file.
Claim 7643 to committee on printing.
Claim 7645, 7646 to committee on cemeteries and parks.
Claim 7647, 7648 to committee on gas and street lamps.
Claims 7649 to 7652 inclusive to committee on fire and water.
Claims 7653 to 7660 inclusive and 7675, 7676 to committee on finance and claims.
Claim 7661 to 7664 inclusive and 7674 inclusive to committee on health and poor.
Claim 7565 to committee on judiciary.
REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES.
The committee to whom was referred the petition of Dillion & Brackett and others asking for the raising of sidewalk on Bride street along the north side of lot 26, block 2 in Cnapman & Thorp's 2d addition to Eau Claire, reported that at any time the property holders are ready to take up the sidewalk and relay it at their own expense, the street commissioner be and he is hereby directed to put said sidewalk on grade, Referred to general file.
The committee to whom was referred the petition of J. Bletcher and others for the preventing of a construction of a stairway in the alley through block 3 Chapman & Thorp's 2d addition reported in favor of granting the prayer of petitioner and authorizing the street commissioner to remove any obstruction in said alley. Referred to general file.
The committee to whom was referred the petition of H. Harstad and others asking for sidewalk on east side of Bellinger street from Randall to Platt streets reported recommending that the prayer of the petitioners be granted. Referred to general file.
The committee to whom was referred the petition of N. D. Coon asking permission to construct and maintain a stairway into the basement of his building on the corner of Water street and fourth avenue avenue, at the southeast corner of said building on fourth avenue reported the same back with recommendation that the prayer of petitioner be granted. Referred to general file.
The following claims were severdlly audited for the following sums, and ordered paid from the following funds by the following vote : Ayes—Babb, Bartlett, Buffington, Davis, Frawley, Grinsell, Harmison, McDonough, McGrath, Smith, Shaw, Thomas, Wescott—13. Noes—none.
7436 Mr Linton $2.50 services as fireman at fire April 24th.
7455 F S Swan $22 blacksmithing done for city.
7458 N B Rundle $5 estimate on engine house No 1.
7464 J H Coolidge $33.75 wood furnished engine house No 2.
7480 J Nihilsel $1 services at fire May 2d.
7481 J Nihilsel $2 service at fire April 24th.
7484 Free Press Co $3.50 council proceedings April 19.
7485 Samuel Ellis $27 team for hose cart.
7410 Gaston Bros $1 repairs on engine No 2.
7512 R W Lyons $2 services as inspector municipal election.
7513 J A Harmison $4 services as policeman at fire April 24th.
7514 Chas Miller $2 service as policeman at fire April 24th.
7515 J. P. Mclntyre $2 services as policeman at fire April 24th.
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7519 L R Larson $104.38 judges fees for quarter ending March 31 1882.
7550 H M Culbertson $10.40 material furnished street commissioner.
7551 Peter Hart $64.80 board of city prisoners for month of May.
7552 Boutin & Bergeron $1 board city prisoners west side.
7553 Val Blum $2. services inspector of municipal election.
7554 Chas Brown $6 burying carcasses.
7556 E J Ellenson .50 furnishing for jail.
7557 Eau Claire Lumber Co $64.84 lumber furnished city.
7558 Empire Lumber Co $0.75 fo breaking jam of logs at Chippewa bridge.
7560 W H Smith $25.50 bushels oats furnished engine team No 2.
7569 city treasurer $2.04 hay for engine team No 2.
7570 J N Preston $1.36 services as juror in case of Annie Smith vs city of Eau Claire.
7571 J P Fox $28.25 chandeliers and repairs in city building.
7572 E C Gas Co $33.60 gas consumed in city building month of May.
7575 Free Press Co $17.25 printing council proceedings and notice to builders in month of May.
7576 J A Harmison $1.68 services as juror in case of Annie Smith vs city of Eau Claire.
7597 J P Fox $350 repairs and improvements in city building.
7598 J F McGrath $2 services as inspector of municipal election.
7601 Jacob Bubser $3 burying carcasses,
7602 Eau Claire Lumber Co $236.97 lumber furnished city.
7603 H D Wiggins $1.18 services as juror in case of Annie Smith vs city of Eau Claire.
7604 Dan White $4 services as policeman June 9th and 13th.
7605 city treasurer
$1919.48 as follows:
$361.43 general fund; $90 1st ward highway; $133.87 2d ward highway; $132.50, 3d ward highway; $396.97 4th ward highway; $368.36 5th ward highway; $148.50 6th ward highway; $160.75 7th ward highway; $127.10 8th ward highway fund.
7507 Free Press Co $18.25 printing proceedings May 3d and April 26th.
7608 city treasurer $12 hay for engine team No 2.
7622 J H Culbertson $111.56 salary for city attorney from April 19 to June 19 and expenses in Bradley Bros case vs city of Eau Claire.
7624 C. L. Webster $8.35 repairs on city building.
7626 Morris Jones $4.00 services as policeman June 9 and 18th.
7627 Valley Lumber Co $480.17 lumber furnished city.
7631 W H Lamb $100 salary as city clerk for month of June.
7633 W H Willard $75 salary as engineer engine No 1 for month of June.
7633 Jas H Tarrant $89.16 salary as engineer engine No 2 and janitor city building for month of June.
7634 C R Wilcox $78 salary as street commissioner month of June.
7635 Thos Donnelly $75 salary as chef police month of June.
7636 E J. Ellinson $60 salary as police month of June.
7637 John Hancock $60 salary as police for month of June.
7638 Jno Higgins $60 salary as police for month of June.
7639 L Elliott $60 salary as police month of June.
7640 Urban Pellitier $60 salary as police month of June.
7641 Robt Anderson $00 salary as police month of June.
7642 Pat McMahon $60 salary as police month of June.
All from the general fund.
7574 A Congdon $45 salary as sexton in forest Hill and Lakeview cemeteries for month of May.
7509 D S Parks $7.50 digging graves in month of April.
7508 D. S. Parks $4.50 for digging graves in month of April.
All from the cemetery fund.
7532 J. V. R. Lyman $52.50 medicine and attendance on poor from March 16th to March 31st.
7577 Holm & Arnstad $9.00 mdse. furnished poor.
7578 Culver & Ellison $6.50 mdse. fur nished poor.
7579 J W Becker $32 coffins furnished for paupers.
7580 Magnus Johnson $10 one month board of Bertha Johnson.
7581 Wm Buellesbach $25.24 board and care of M Sheahau for one month.
7582 Wm Buellesbach $246.98 board and care of city poor for month of May.
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7583 Phillips & Hunner $48.14 mdse. furnished city poor.
7584 John Kelly $37.25 mdse furnished city poor.
7585 Math Kneer $11 mdse furnished city poor.
7586 H Schwahn & Co $16.34 meat furnished Mrs Hartman
7587 Mrs A Searles $6 rent of house for Mrs Dixon month of May.
7588 Peter Everson $4 rent of house for Chris Hanson month of June.
7589 Aug Huyssen $4 rent of house for John Smith month of May.
7590 city treasurer $23.55 support and aid of D McDonald of Faribault, Minn.
7591 Hamet Clark $10 board of John Clark month of May.
7592 Mrs E Ellis $20 care and support month of May.
7593 Anna Hartman $12 care and support month of June.
7594 Smith Bros $63.52. mdse furnished city poor.
7595 Mrs Nolan $10 care and support month of June.
7596 Mrs T Torkelsen $6 support month of June.
7610 Culver & Ellison $6 mdse funished city poor.
7611 B A Buffington $9.50 mdse furnished city poor.
7612 H J Hansen & Co $8 mdse furnished city poor.
7613 H J Hansen & Co $6.80 mdse furnished city poor.
7614 Mrs Oleson $6 suppport month of June.
7615 Eric Bilben $10 board of Mary Bilben month of May.
7616 J C Frederick $10 rent of house C Carr, from April 17th to June 17th.
7617 J A Hume $82.50 mdse furnished poor, city poor $72.50, county poor $10.
7619 F Kitzman $4 rent of house Mrs Oleson June 17th to July 17th.
7620 Herman Oleson $10 care and support month of June.
7621 Mrs Palmer $8 boarding and nursing Mrs Juneau 7 days.
7628 G A Buffington $6 rent of house Mrs Oleson for May and June.
7629 Valley Lumber Co $55 wood furnished poor.
7630 Valley Lumber Co $12 rent of houses for Mrs Turner and John Baviard for May and June.
7643 Wm Buellesbach $50 salary as poor commissioner for month of June.
All from the poor fund.
The ordinance for construction of a sidewalk on Hobart and Elm streets in front of the block 38, H. M. G. & M's. addition to city of Eau Claire, was adopted and passed.
The consideration of the proposition from the gas company for lighting the city was postponed until further report was made by the committee on lighting the city.
By Ald. Bartlett—
That the mayor be and he is hereby authorized to borrow for and in the name of the city, the sum of $10,000, or so much thereof as may be required for the use of the city, to be placed to the credit of the general fund, and for this purpose the clerk and mayor are hereby authorized to issue city orders or other evidence of indebtedness therefor as they may deem proper, and that the poor fund or so much thereof as the mayor may deem necessary, be transferred to the general fund.
The rules were suspended and the resolution adopted by a full vote of the thirteen members present.
By Ald. Frawley—
That the city surveyor be and he is hereby instructed and directed to make a plat of the street adjoining the platform of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway company under the direction of the chairman of the committee on streets, with a view of establishing fixed stands for the divers regular busses, hacks, express and baggage wagons.
Also by Ald. Frawley—
That the city attorney be and he is hereby instructed and directed to draft an ordinance, and submit to the council at its next meeting providing for establishing fixed stands for regular busses, hacks, express and baggage wagons doing business at the Chicago, St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha railway company's depot. Both resolutions were considered and adopted by a full vote of the members present.
By Ald. Bartlett--
That the time for taking up and removing the Barstow street branch of its line by the Eau Claire street railway company be and the same is hereby extended thirty days. The resolution was considered and adopted.
The report of the committee on fire and water in regard to the Woman's Christian Temperance Union being allowed to put in pumps on the corners of certain streets considered by special request, and the report was adopted.
On motion the council adjourned.
W. F. Bailey, Mayor.
H. Lamb, City Clerk.
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