Ann Arbor City Council Minutes, December 19, 1892

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Date: December 19, 1892

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
[OFFICIAL]

COUNCIL CHAMBER.
Ann Arbor, December 19, 1892.

Regular session.
President Cooley being absent, the Council was called to order by the Clerk.
Roll called. Quorum present.
Absent--Ald. Wines, Schairer, Herz, Fillmore, Ferguson, and Pres. Cooley--6.
On motion of Ald. O'Mara, Ald. Taylor was elected president pro-tem.
The journal of the last session was approved.

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES.
To the Common Council:
Your special committee appointed to investigate the obtaining of a safe for the City Clerk's office would respectfully report that they found in the City Clerk's office a large number of papers of value, which need to be placed in a fire proof vault or safe, and that these demand for safe keeping a safe too large to be placed on the second floor in the present offices of the City Clerk. These papers are accumulating and if they could always be found in the proper files kept in a fire proof vault much annoyance would be saved future Councils and valuable rights of the city would be preserved. The City Clerk's office should be in a building owned by the city and should not be changed every time a new clerk is elected. By these removals, many valuable city papers have been lost in previous years, entailing expense to the city.
Your committee would therefore recommend that no safe at present be purchased, but that a special committee be appointed to see what changes, if any, could be made in Firemen's Hall so as to secure suitable city offices or to report upon some other place for building city offices with detailed estimates of expenses. All of which is respectfully submitted, and your committee ask to be discharged from further consideration of the question.
J. O'MARA,
W. L. TAYLOR,
Committee.

Ald. Prettyman moved that the report be and the same is hereby approved and confirmed.
Adopted.

Ald. O'Mara moved that the chair appoint such special committee of three members.
Adopted.

Chairman Taylor appointed the following: Ald. O'Mara, Prettyman, Martin.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.
By Ald. O'Mara:
Resolved, That permission is hereby granted to Arthur Brown to remove a maple tree, that is partly dead, on Thayer street, in front of his residence.
Adopted.
On motion Council adjourned.
W. J. MILLER,
City Clerk.