Ann Arbor City Council Minutes, June 25, 1900
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Date: June 25, 1900
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ANN ARBOR, June 25, 1900.
Called to order by the Clerk.
On motion Ald. Coon was elected president pro tem. KoU call: Present--Aid. Hamilton, Koch, Hchlenker, lionde, Kearns, Brown, Grose, Weeks, Coon, Jenney, Bliton, Fischer--12. Absent--Aid. Uiehards, Vandawarker. Pres. Seabolt - 3 .
To the Common Council of the City of Ann Arbor:
Gentlemen--Your special committee heretofore appointed in reference to the slaughter houses, beg leave to report that they have had the matter under consideration and have given the same a tuU and careful investigation, and are of the opinion that it would be greatly to the advantage of the city to have said slaughter houses removed from their present location, that said slaughter houses, as now located, are not only a nuisance that the property owners of the fifth ward and of Ivingsley st. and Cornwell place are entitled to have abated, but that the close proximity of said houses to the fifth ward school and the influence that the property owners of the fifth that the slaughtering of animals must have and for many years has had upon the minds of the children of said city, is a disgrace that should be wiped out at once, and your committee would recommend that the city of Ann Arbor join with the Michigan Central Railroad Co. and purchase said property provided the city can have said property to be used for a park, or to make such other use of the said lands as shall be deemed expedient, and provided the M. C. R. R. Co. will pay one half of the purchase thereof, and your committee would ask that it be restricted and empowered to enter into negotiations with the owners of said slaughter, houses and the representative of said property and report the same to this council, and your committee would hereby recommend that in case said property cannot be acquired for a price that seems reasonable to this council, then that the city attorney be directed to file a hill in equality to have the nuisance heretofore referred to abated and to enjoin the owners of said slaughter houses from making use of said property as slaughter houses. All of which is respectfully submitted.
F. M. HAMILTON.
ROYAL A. JENNEY.
Ald. Hamilton moved that the report be amended to the effect that any contractor wishing to
withdraw his bid now held by the board shall have the bid returned to him.
Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Ald. Hamilton, Koch, Schlenker, Rhode, Kearns, Brown, Weeks, Coon, Jenney, Bliton, Fischer --12.
Nays--None. To the Common Council:
The Board of Public Works respectfully report that when the plans and specifications for the paving of Huron St. were referred to this Board by your honorable body such plans and specifications appear not to contain specifications for the construction of such pavement of asphalt block on a gravel foundation. After further consideration we are of the opinion that tenders for such paving construction ought to be called for and included in the specifications and that kind of pavement ought to be considered. Our former report and the resolution of your honorable body called for bids for block asphalt pavement on concrete foundation only. From a further investigation of this method of pavement we find it is most commonly constructed on gravel, and feeling assured that such a pavement will be strong and durable for Huron st. We submit that in the event the tenders for such construction shall be favorable that this method of pavement construction ought to be given consideration.
We therefore beg leave to return the plans and specifications and our estimates for the construction of the Huron St. pavement to the Common Coun-
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cil with the recommendation and request that the same be further amended by adding thereto
specifications for block asphalt construction on a gravel foundation as follows:
Ald. Hamilton moved that the report be amended to the effect that any contractor wishing to withdraw his bid now held by the Board shall have the bid returned to him.
Adopted as follows: Yeas--Ald. Hamilton, Koch, Schlenker, Rhode, Kearns, Brown, Grose, Weeks, Coon, Jenney, Bliton, Fischer --12.
The report as thus amended was adopted as follows: Yeas--Ald. Hamilton, Koch, Schlenker, Rhode,
Kearns, Brown, Grose, Weeks, Coon, Jenney, Bliton, Fischer-- 12.
By Ald Koch:
Resolved that the pavement of Huron St., from the west line of Ashley St. to the west line of State St., according to the plans and specifications therefor, is deemed and aeclared to be a necessary improvement.
Resolved further, that the plans, specifications and estimates of the Board of Public Works for such pro-posed (improvement, as amended by the Common Council, be certified to by the Board of Public Works with direc-
tions to retain the bids for such im-provement now on tile with the board and to advertise for tenders for the construction of such work with asphalt block, according to the specifications, and when such bids sliall be- received to reported all bids for such improve-ments to the Common Council with
their recommendation thereto.
Aid. Hamilton moved That bids be asked for brick or gravel foundation.
Lost as follows:
Yeas--Aid. Hamilton, Schlenker, Rhode, Kearns, Coon--5. Nays--Aid. Koch, Brown, Grose, Weeks, Jenney, Bliton, Fischer--7. On motion of Aid. Brown the lower-ing of water pipe on Observatory st. was referred to the Street Committee and city attorney.
A communication from the Michi-gan Milling Co. was received and placed on tile. Moved by Aid. Brown that Rule 21
be suspended. Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Aid. Hamilton, Koch, Schlen-ker, Rhode, Kearns, Brown, Grose, Weeks, Coon, Jenney, Bliton, Fischetr --12. ..
Nays--None. Moved by Aid. Brown that a warrant be drawn in favor of the Michigan Milling CO'. for .$1,405, the same to be deliA-ered by the city clerk on receipt of the proper deeds from the city at- torney. Adopted as follows:
Yeas--Aid. Hamilton, Koch, Rohde, Kearns. Brown, Grose, Weeks, Coon, Jenney, Bliton, Fischer--13.
Moved by Aid. Brown that Geo. W. Sweet be granted permission to place
weighing scales on Fourth ave. on the condition that he remove them at any time when so ordered by the Common Council.
Adopted as follows: Yeas--Aid. Hamilton, Rohde, Kearns, Brown, Grose, Weeks, Coon, Jenney,
Bliton, liischer--10. Nays--Aid. Koch, Schlenker--2.
A petition from the Hiu'on Valley Building & Savings association Avas received and referred to the Street and Sewer Committee.
On motion the Council adjourned.
JAS. E. HARKINS, Oity Clerk.