Ann Arbor City Council Minutes, July 15, 1895

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Date: July 15, 1895

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,
ANN ARBOR, July 15, 1895.

Regular session.
Called to order by President Hiscock.
Roll called. Quorum present.
Absent Ald. Maynard, Brown, Ferguson.

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS.
A petition signed by David Wild and twenty-five others asking for improvements on Second st. was read and referred to the street committee.

A petition signed by J. E. Burke and eight others asking for two crosswalks at the corner of N. Fourth ave. and Ann st. was read and referred to the sidewalk committee.

A petition signed by Wm. Biggs and thirteen others asking for a cross-walk at the east and west ends of Wilmot st. was read and referred to the sidewalk committee.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
ORDINANCE.
To the Common Council:
Your committee on ordinance to whom was referred the matter of a sign across the sidewalks would recommend that the prayer of the petitioner be denied,
Respectfully submitted,
H. G. PRETTYMAN,
O. E. BUTTERFIELD,
C. A. MAYNARD,
Committee on Ordinance.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas --Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, President Hiscock, 12.

STREETS.
To the Common Council:
Your committee on streets would recommend that the Board of Public Works be asked to prepare plans and estimates, and report at the next regular session of the council, for grading State st. between Catherine and Puller, so that the gutters will carry surface water.
Respectfully submitted,
W. L. TAYLOR,
C. J. SNYDER,
D. F. ALLMENDlNGER,
GEO. L. MOORE,
H. G, PRETTYMAN,
O. E. BUTTERFIELD,
A. P. FERGUSON,
Committee on Streets.
Adopted.

To the Common Council:
Your committee on streets would recommend that the Board of Public Works be directed to extend the gutter on Catherine street no further east than at a point opposite the east end of the pavement in front of the Hospitals.
Respectfully submitted,
W. L. TAYLOR,
C. J. SNYDER,
D. F. ALLMENDINGER,
GEO. L. MOORE,
H. G. PRETTYMAN,
O. E. BUTTERFIELD,
A. P. FERGUSON,
Committee on Streets.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Synder, Laubengayer, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--12.
Nays--None.

To the Common Council:
Your Committee on Streets would recommend that $175 be appropriated from the Street Fund to grade Chubb Road and Hamlin st.
Respectfully submitted,
W. L. TAYLOR,
C. J. SNYDER,
D. F. ALLMENDINGER,
GEO. L. MOORE,
H. G. PRETTYMAN,
O. E. BUTTERFIELD,
A. P. FERGUSON,
Committee on Streets.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--12.
Nays--None.

SIDEWALKS.
To the Common Council:
Your Committee on sidewalks consider that it is public necessity that the sidewalks located as hereinafter mentioned shall be constructed and graded, and submit the following resolution ordering the same and recommend its adoption.
Respectfully submitted,
EMMETT COON,
W. M. SHADFORD,
C. H. CADY,
J. LAUBENGAYER,
JOHN KOCH,
Committee on Sidewalks.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--12.
Nays--None.

Ald. Brown and Ferguson entered.

By Alderman Coon.
Resolved: --That the construction of sidewalk hereinafter mentioned is deemed and declared a necessary public improvement. Therefore, it is hereby ordered that plank sidewalks be graded, built and constructed on and along the following street and in front of the following property in the City of Ann Arbor, viz:
On the north side of Volland in front of Nos. 3 and 7 and vacant lot between Nos. 5 and 7 the property of Mrs. Israel Hall, Mr.s Mary Vosburg and owner unknown.
On the east side of Thayer South in front of Nos. 37, 43, 47, 49, property of Miss E. Eldridge, A. L. Noble Est. Joseph White, Fred H. Belser, also No. 45 W. W. Whedon Agt.
On the north side of Wilmot street in front of No. 15, property of Anna Taylor.
On the east side of E. University Ave. in front of Nos. 7, 9, 11, the property of M. Brown, Mrs. Fincham and W. W. Whedon agent.
On the west side of E. University Ave. in front of Nos. 46, 56, 58, 66 the property of J. R. Bach agent Mrs. Tower, Mrs. Sartenburg, Mrs. Mount.
On the north side S. University Ave. in front of 39 property of J. W. McDonald.
On the west side of Church street in front of No. 14 the property of Wm. Cleaver.
On the east side of 12th street in front of No. 40 property of Mrs. V. G. Garwood.
On the east side of S. Ingalls in front of Nos. 43, 47, 49, 51 and on the west side in front of 42 the property of Mrs. M. Taylor, R. M. Howard, Thomas Kelley, J. B. Davis and Dr. Dorrance.
On south side of Monroe in front of No. 28 property of A. L. Noble Est. also along the north side of property, 48 E. University Ave. property of Chapin.
And further that stone or cement sidewalks be graded built, and constructed on the north-east side of Washtenaw Ave. from Geddes Ave to the cement walk in front of 61 Washtenaw Ave. Along the property of W. D. Harriman, Mrs. A. Steadman, Pauline Weiss, Eliza Smith, Austin A. Wood, Est. and to above named location.
And further, it is hereby ordered that the sidewalks be relaid and repaired on and along the following streets and in front of the following property in the city of Ann Arbor, viz:
On the west side of 12th in front of Nos. 41, 39, 37, property of T. J. Keech, Mary A. Blake, Mary A. Hicks.
On the south side of Washtenaw Ave in front of Nos. 44, 50, property of M? B. Elliot, Mrs. Ellen Butts.
On the east side of 12th, in front of 33, 35 the property Mrs. Philps A. M. Smith and on the west side along the east side of 24 S. University Ave. property of Mrs. Condon.
On the west side of Forest Ave. in front of 38 and next lot north of 38 property of A. W. Marsh, Noah W. Cheever.
On the south side of South University Ave. in front of 38 property of McNames.
On the east side of Church in front of No. 19 property Mrs. Taylor.
On the north side of College in front of No. 1 and on the south side of 13 E. University Ave. property of F. N. Scott, W. W. Whedon agent.
On the east side of E. University Ave in front of No. 3, 45, 51, 49, 55, 57, 59, 67, 69 and first lot north of 67 property of Dr. Dickenson, J. D. Sumner, Mrs. Lukens, M. M. Grant, R. Rhodes, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Fred McOmber agent, Henry Bliton.
On the west side of E. University Ave. in front of 48, 50, 52, also vacant lot next south of 52 property of T. J. Keech, Mrs. Cotant Richmond and owner unknown.
On the south side of Geddes Ave. in front of 26, 24, 22, 16 and between 16 and the line of Washtenaw Ave. and the property M. D. Miller, Mrs. N. Proctor, A. F. Martin, Henry Marsh, W. D. Harriman.
On the south side of Monroe in front of 38 and along the north side 41 12th property T. J. Keech agent.
On the south side of S. University Ave. in front of 56, 54, first lot east of Church and on the north side of lot 15 Forest Ave. property of Mrs. Lukens, Dewey, H. T. Morton.
On the north side of Wilmot in front of 49 properly occupied by James Shirley.
On the east side of south Thayer in front of 31, 33, 35, property of Wm. Burke Est., T. L. Hewitt, Mary J. Johnson.
And also that the following tar walks be repaired and moped
On the west side of Forest Ave. in front of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and lot next north of 72, property of M. V. Torrens, Thos. Kearney, Mrs. Barnett, Geo. Wood, J. W. McDonald, Wm. Judson.
On the east side of Church in front of Alpha Delta Fraternity and on the west side of 44 Washtenaw Ave. property of S. H. Vaughan, Mrs. Elliott.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--14.
Nays--None.

WATER.
To the Common Council:
Your committee on water to whom was referred the petition tor the extension of the water mains and the location of a fire hydrant on Brooks street would recommend that a fire hydrant be placed at a point on Brooks street 700 feet from a hydrant located near the corner of Miller Ave. and Brooks.
Respectfully submitted,
A. P. FERGUSON,
JACOB LAUBENGAYER,
O. E. BUTTERFIELD,
Committee on Water.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--14.
Nays--None.

PARKS.
To the Common Council:
Your Committee on Parks would recommend that live watering boxes be placed in Felch Park and that the dead limbs be cut from the trees in the same.
And further your committee would recommend that one water box be placed in the center of each triangle of Hanover Square.
Respectfully submitted,
W. M. SHADFORD,
D. F. ALLMENDINGER,
GEO. L. MOORE,
Committee on Parks.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--14.
Nays--None.

FINANCE.
To the Common Council:
Your committee of finance to whom was preferred the matter of the separation of the lateral sewers accounts would respectfully report that they have held a conference with the city treasurer and find that it will be necessary to have a considerable amount of work done to get the books in proper shape and therefore recommend that the city treasurer be instructed to do the work or have it done at an expense not to exceed thirty dollars.
H. J. BROWN,
E. COON,
C. H. CADY.
Committee on Finance.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--14.
Nays--None.

STREETS AND FINANCE.
To the Common Council:
Your committee on streets and finance to whom was referred the petition ask ing for the raise of teamsters wages to $3.50 per day would recommend that the petition be referred to the Board of Public Works.
Respectfully submitted,
W. L. TAYLOR,
H. J. BROWN,
H. G. PRETTYMAN,
A. P. FERGUSON,
C. J. SNYDER,
D. F. ALLMENDINGER
GEO. L. MOORE,
O. E. BUTTERFIELD,
C. H. CADY,
E Coon,
Committee on Streets and Finance.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Buttertield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--14

Ald. Maynard entered.

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES.
Ald. Butterfield moved that the committee on printing be allowed to withdraw and formulate a report.
Adopted.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.
To the Common Council:
Your committee to whom was referred the matter of obtaining bids for the city printing for the ensuing year would recommend that inasmuch as the Ann Arbor Argus and Courier have cheerfully rendered this service to the city for the past four years, that the bid of the Register and Democrat at 20 per 1000 ems for each paper and 25 cents per page for pamphlet be accepted.
H. J. BROWN,
W. L. TAYLOR,
H. G. PRETTYMAN.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Moore, Maynard, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--15.
Nays--None.

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS.
The Clerk laid before the Council the assessment rolls for lateral sewers districts Nos. 3 and 4 for their consideration.

Ann Arbor, July 15th, '95
To the Common Council:
I hereby certify that the pressure of water on gauge at Engine House has been as follows at times stated below:
June.....Morn'g.......Noon.......Eve.......Midn't.
17............................................................70 lbs.
18..........60 lbs.......65 lbs.....60 lbs....65
19..........65..............65...........65...........65
20..........65..............70...........65...........65
21..........65..............65...........60...........65
22..........65..............65...........50...........65
23..........65..............65...........65...........70
24..........60..............70...........50...........65
25..........65..............65...........50...........65
26..........65..............65...........60...........65
27..........65..............65...........55...........65
28..........60..............65...........60...........65
29..........55..............65...........50...........65
30..........65..............65...........60...........65
July
1.............60..............65...........50...........65
2.............55..............65...........50...........65
3.............60..............65...........50...........65
4.............65..............65...........50...........65
5.............65..............65...........45...........65
6.............60..............65...........45...........65
7.............65..............65...........50...........65
8.............50..............70...........55...........65
9.............65..............65...........55...........65
10..........65..............65...........55...........65
11..........55..............65...........55...........65
12..........50..............65...........45...........65
13..........60..............65...........50...........65
14..........60..............65...........55...........65
15..........65..............65...........60...........

Fred Sipley,
Chief F. D.

RESOLUTIONS.
By Ald. Allmendinger.
Whereas the iron pipe out the south side of Washington street, crossing the Toledo Ann Arbor and North Michigan is sufficient to carry the water in ordinary rains therefore be it resolved that the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North ichigan Railway Co, be and is hereby ordered to put in an 18 inch pipe to properly take care of the water.
Adopted.

By Ald. Allmendinger.
Resolved, that the Board of Public Works be authorized to procure 300 loads of stone size from 8 inches and under, and that all the stone available from the sewer ditch be used and taken to the stone crusher, crushed and used for the streets of Ann Arbor.
Adopted.

By Ald. Snyder.
Resolved, That the Council hereby recommend to the Board of Public Works that they raise the price of team labor for the present to three dollars and fifty cents per day.
Ald Butterfield raised a point of order as the subject matter of the resolution was included in a report passed by the council and could not be considered without reconsidering such report.
Pres. Hiscock ruled the point well taken.

By Ald. Butterfield.
Resolved, That Monday the 29th day of July at 9 a. m. at this chamber be fixed as the time and place for the sitting of this council as a Board of Review for the consideration of the special assessment, rolls of sewer districts Nos. 3 and 4 and that notice of this time and place of such sitting be given by publication in the official newspapers of said city at least 7 days before said date. That on the date and time above mentioned the said Board of Review shall proceed without adjournment to review said special assessment rolls.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Maynard, Allmendinger, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--15.
Nays--None.

By Ald. Taylor.
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works and street committee are hereby authorized to macadamize a block of street to test the utility of the road roller and stone crusher. Also to put the said machines through such a series of tests as in their judgement are necessary.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Maynard, Allmendinger, Snyder, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--18.
Nays--Ald. Koch, Laubengayer--2

By Ald. Brown.
Resolved, The city treasurer be and is hereby directed to advertise and sell to the highest bidders bonds of the city of Ann Arbor to the amount of thirty thousand dollars, and that the proceeds from the sale of said bond, shall be used to pay for the construction of lateral sewers Nos. 3 and 4 otherwise known as Huron and Hill st. lateral sewer districts.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Maynard, Allmendinger, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--15.
Nays--None.

On motion the council adjourned.

GLEN V. MILLS, City Clerk.