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To The Honorable, The Common Council

To The Honorable, The Common Council image
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Crrr of Ann Abbor, I Mayor's Office. Auirust 19. 1891. 1 Gentlemen: - I herewith return to you with my disapproval so much of the record of your action at your last stated meeting as relates to the following resolution: "By Aid. Wines. - Resolved, that the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated from the street fund for coping on South University avenue." While I am of the opinión from personal inspection that the expenditure of this sum of money would materially add to the attractiveness of that beautiful avenue, I am yet reminded that the condition of the city's funds, as shown by the last report of the Treasurer, is not such as will warrant the expenditure of public money during the remainder of the fiscal year for objects which are more largely ornamental than necessary. In this connection I take the liberty to quote from the Report of your Committee on Streets, made to your honorable body at your meeting August 3rd inst. and adopted by you the same evening: "The coping on South University avenue is a matter which may be deferred until next year to advanvantage." I am convinced that your Street Committee gave the subject their careful attention and that their expert opinión is worthy of your thoughtful consideration. A perusal of your late proceedings discloses the fact that your honorable body reconsidered the vote by which the said Committee report had been adopted, but I find no record of the reconsideration of the report itself. Had such action been had, I am confident that your wise and delibérate judgment would, again, have been adverse to the appropriation. Respectfully,