Ann Arbor City Council Minutes, August 01, 1895

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Date: August 01, 1895

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COUNCIL CHAMBER,
ANN ARBOR, August 1, 1895.
Special session.
Called to order by President Hiscock.
Roll called. Quorum present.

COMMUNICATIONS.
Glen V. Mills, City Clerk.
Call a special session of the Common Council to be held at the Council Chamber, August 1st, 1895, at 4 o'clock p. m., to open the bids for lighting the City of Ann Arbor for a term of five years.
D. P. ALLMENDINGER,
A. P. FERGUSON,
C. H. CADY.

BIDS FOR LIGHTING.
Michigan Electric Company,
Detroit, Mich., July 31st, 1895.
Glen V. Mills, City Clerk,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dear Sir:--We beg to submit the following proposal pursuant to your advertisement (copy attached) for lighting the City of Ann Arbor for a period of five years, beginning the 31st day of December, 1895.
We will furnish 96 Arc lights of 2000 candle power, at the following rates:
.....................................................................................Per light per year.
265 nights all night at....................................................$80.00
365 nights all night at.......................................................90.00
265 nights from twilight to 12:30 at...............................60.00
365 nights from twilight to 12:30 at...............................70.00
And 3 Incandescent lights of 65 candle power
265 nights all night at.......................................................41.00
365 nights all night at.......................................................46.00
265 nights from twilight to 12:30 at...............................31.00
365 nights from twilight to 12:30 at...............................35.00
Michigan Electric Company,
Jos. E. Lockwood, Pres.

Detroit, Mich., July 31st, 1895.
Glen V. Mills, City Clerk,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dear Sir:--As per your advertised proposal (copy here to attached) for furnishing 96 Electric Arc lamps of two thousand (2000) candle power, I beg to submit the following bid:
Will furnish and light 96 Arc Lamps, 2000 Candle power, for a term of five years from the 31st day of December, 1895, for 265 nights from twilight until 12:30, at $64.75 per lamp per year; or for the same number of lamps and time, 365 nights twilight until 12:30, $74.50; or for the same 265 nights, all night, $85.00; or for the same time 395 nights all night, $95.00.
.....................................................................Per lamp per year.
3--65 C. P. Incandescent lamps,
........265 nights twilight to 12:30 at................$33.50
3--65 C. P. Incandescent lamps,
........365 nights twilight to 12:30 at..................38.75
3--65 C. P. Incandescent lamps,
........265 nights all night at................................43.00
3--65 C. P. Incandescent lamps,
........365 nights all night at................................48.00
All of which is Respectfully submitted.
Yours truly,
Wm. M. Porter.

To the Common Council of the City of Ann Arbor:
Gentlemen:--In accordance with your advertisement the undersigned make the following proposition for lighting the streets, alleys and public places of Ann Arbor for a term of five years, from December 31st, 1895.
Believing that far more light could be obtained for the cost we have substituted in our bid 1200 candle power Arc lamps for the incandescent lamps mentioned in your advertisement.
First--We will furnish not more than one-hundred and five and not less than ninety-five Arc lamps of 2000 nominal candle power to be lighted from sunset until 12:30 o'clock, two-hundred and sixty-five (265) nights per annum according to the Philadelphia moonlight schedule, a total of sixteen-hundred and seventy-eight (1678) hours, for the sum of sixty-nine dollars ($69.00) per lamp per annum we will furnish not more than three (3) Arc lamps of 1200 nominal candle power to be lighted during the same hours for forty six dollars ($46.00) each.
Second -- We will furnish the same number of lights to be lighted three hundred and sixty-five nights per annum from sunset till 12:30 o'clock a total of twenty-three hundred and sixteen (2316) hours for seventy-six dollars ($76) per lamp of 2000 candle power and fifty-four dollars ($54) per lamp of 1200 candle power.
Third -- We will furnish the same number of lamps lighted two-hundred and sixty-five (265) nights per annum from sunset to sunrise, according to the
same schedule, a total of twenty-eight hundred and eighty (2880) hours for the
sum of eighty-four dollars ($84.00) per lamp of 2000 candle power and sixty-one dollars ($61.00) per lamp of 1200 candle power.
Fourth -- We will furnish the same number of lamps lighted three-hundred and sixty-five (365) nights per annum from sunset until sunrise by the same schedule a total of thirty-nine hundred and forty-six (3946) hours for the sum of ninety-six dollars ($96.00) per lamp of 2000 candle power and sixty-eight dollars ($68.00) per lamp of 1200 candle power.
For all time when lamps shall be lighted not included in the above schedule we shall receive the sum of four (4) cents per hour per lamp of 2000 candle power and three (3) cents per hour per lamp of 1200 candle power.
All lamps will be located as you may order either suspended across the street or on poles but changes in lamps after once being located shall be at the expense of the city.
It is understood that if you shall accept this proposition such acceptance shall grant us the necessary privilege of erecting and maintaining on the streets, alleys, and public grounds, the poles and lines for the same.
Payments shall be made in equal monthly installments.
Respectfully submitted,
The Ann Arbor Gas Co.,
Henry W. Douglas,
Superintendent.

The Ann Arbor T. H. Electric Co.
Ann Arbor, Mich., July 31, 1985.
Glen V. Mills, City Clerk,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dear Sir:--We will furnish light for the City of Ann Arbor as per attached advertisement for proposals for a term of five years beginning with the 31st
day of December 1895 as follows:
For 90 or more 2000 candle power arc lamps for 265 nights from twilight to 12:30, $70 (seventy dollars) p er light per year.
Or for same number of lamps for 365 night from twilight to 12:30 $80 (eighty dollars) per light per year.
Or for same number of lamps for 265 nights, all night $87.50 (eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents) per light per year.
Or for same number of lamps for 365 nights all night $98 (ninety-eight dollars per light per year.
For 3 incandescent lamps of 65 candle power, on either of above schedules each incandescent lamp half the price of an arc lamp.
Yours respectfully,
The Ann Arbor T. H. Electric Co.
By J. L. Hudson,
President.

Ald. Butterfield moved that the bids be referred to the lighting committee they to report Monday August 5th.
Adopted.

Upon motion the Board adjourned.

GLEN V. MILLS,
City Clerk.

COUNCIL CHAMBER,
Ann Arbor, August 1st, 1895.
Special session.
Called to order by President Hiscock.
Roll called. Quorum present.
Absent Ald. Allmendinger.

COMMUNICATIONS.
Ann Arbor, August 1st, 1895.
Glen V. Mills, City Clerk.
Call a special session of the Common Council to meet at the Council chamber August 1st, 1895, at 8 o'clock p. m. to receive the report of the Board of Review of sewer district Nos. 3 and 4, and all business connected with the same.
Chas. E. Hiscock,
Pres. of the Council.

REPORT OF BOARD OF REVIEW.
Ann Arbor, Mich., August 1, 1895.
The Board of Review of the assessment roll of lateral sewer assessment district No. 3, in said City of Ann Arbor do hereby certify to the Common Council in said city, that they have duly considered the assessment roll of the lateral sewer district No. 3, of the lateral sewer system of said city, as certified by the city assessor of said city and after due consideration of said roll they have approved and do hereby approve said assessment roll, and of the estimation and determination of the value of each parcel of land situate therein as therein set down by said assessor and altered and confirmed by this Board, and of all matters and things therein contained.
H. G. Prettyman,
Chairman Board of Review.
Glen V. Mills.
Clerk.
Ann Arbor, Mich., August 1st, 1895.
The Board of Review of the assessment roll of lateral sewer assessment district No. 4 in said City of Ann Arbor do hereby certify to the Common Council of said city, that they have duly considered the assessment roll of lateral sewer district No. 4 of the lateral sewer system of said city, as certified by the city assessor and after due consideration of said roll they have approved and do hereby approve said assessment roll, and of the estimation and determination of the value of each parcel of land situate therein as therein set down by said assessor and altered and confirmed by this Board and of all matters and things therein contained.
H. G. Prettyman,
Chairman Board of Review.
Glen V. Mills,
Clerk.
Ald Butterfield moved that the report be received and placed on tile.
Adopted.

RESOLUTIONS.
By Ald. Brown.
Resolved, that the special assessment roll of lateral sewer assessment district No. 3 in said City of Ann Arbor as certified to this Council by the Board of Review be and the same is hereby confirmed, and the City assessor of said city is hereby ordered to assess and spread upon such lateral sewer assessment roll the sum of thirty-one thousand, four hundred, fifty-three dollars and twenty-four cents the same being the sum of money fixed and determined upon as the estimated cost of lateral sewer No. 3, (street crossings excepted) as provided by law and an ordinance of said city, entitled "An Ordinance Relative to Sewers" providing for the construction of a system of lateral and connecting sewers in the city of Ann Arbor passed the 21st day of May 1894 and approved May 23d, 1894, and on and upon each and every of the regular annual assessment rolls of the City of Ann Arbor for the year in and during: which any such special assessment shall or may be payable, and to levy and assess against the owners or occupants of the lands set down therein the said sum of money on, upon and against the lands set down in and valued upon said special assessment roll.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Maynard, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--14.
Nays--None.

By Ald. Brown.
Resolved that the Special Assessment Roll of Lateral Sewer Assessment District No 4, in said City of Ann Arbor, as certified to this council by the Board of Review be and the same is hereby confirmed and the city assesor of said city is hereby ordered to assess and spread upon such Lateral Sewer Assessment Roll the sum of five thousand ninety-seven dollars and fifty-eight cents the same being the sum of money fixed and determined upon as the estimated cost of lateral sewer No. 4, street (crossings excepted) as provided by law and "An Ordinance Relative to Sewers" providing for the construction of a system of lateral and connecting sewers, in the City of Ann Arbor passed the 21st day of May 1894 and approved May 23d, 1894.
And on and upon each and every of the regular annual assessment rolls of the City of Ann Arbor for the year in and during which any such special assessment shall or may be payable and to levy and assess against the owners or occupants of lands set down therein the said sum of money on, upon and against the lands set down in and valued upon said special assessment roll.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Maynard, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock--14.
Nays--None.

By Ald Brown.
Resolved, that the pay of all the members of the Board of Review present be allowed at the rate of $3.00 per day for six days.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Moore, Maynard, Koch, Snyder, Laubengayer, Brown, Ferguson, Taylor, Shadford, Prettyman, Coon, Butterfield, Cady, Pres. Hiscock 14.
Nays--None.

On motion the Council adjourned.

GLEN V. MILLS,
City Clerk.