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21
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September
Year
1894
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I OFFICIAL I COUNCIL CHAMBER, I Ann Arbor, Sept. 17th, 1894. f Regular session. President Wines being absent, tbe Council was called to order by the Clerk Boíl called. Quorum present. Absent- Aid. Wagner, Ferguson, Kitson, Prettyman, Fres. Wines- 5. Oü motion of Aid. Manly, Aid. Brown was elected president pro tem. The journal of the last session was approved. COMMUNICATIONS. FKOM THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. To the Common Council: The Board of Public Works beg Jeave to submit the annexed bids which they received for the construction of sidewalks where not built by the property owners, for your consideration: George Kim is the lowest bidder for building sidewalks on Catherine street along the north side, between Fifth avenue and Main street; also on Kingsley street in front of the property of William Burk estáte, Williarn Foíiey, Mrs. Neble and John Pfisterer, at $2.50 per rod, and on Chubb street along the property of the St. Thomas cemetery. Henry Manu and the F. L. Parker estáte, at $2.10 per rod. four foot walk. N. Felch bids $5.50 for the grading and $2.69 per rod for building walk, and is the lowest bidder for building E. E. Beal's walk on Kingsley street. E. C. Jacobus bids $3 80 per rod and is the only bidder for building sidewalk on Clark street, along the property of Mrs. Mahany. W. II. Richmond bids sixteen cents per square foot, and is the lowest bidder, for building artificial stone walk along the property of the Goodrich estate, on E. Huron street, between the Engine House and the Ilamilton Block. All things considered, the Board recommends that the above bids be accepted. By order of the Board of Public Works. W. J. Miller, Clerk. Aid. Manly moved that the report be accepted and adopted, and the Board enter into a contract with each of the lowest bidders. Adopted as follows: Yeas- Aid. Bodmer, Martin, Allmendinger, Wood, Snyder, Brown, Manly, Taylor- 8. Nays - None. KROM THE SAME. To the Common Council: The Board of Public Works reeommend and ask for the appropriation of Fifty Dollars f rom the Street Fund, for to do the necessary grading on Forest avenue, south of Hill street. By order of the Board of l'ublic Works. W. J. MlLLER, Clerk. Reierred to the Committee on Streets. PRESENTATION OF PETIÏIONS. A petition signed by John Berger and fifteen others asking the council to order the construction of a cement cross-walk along the north side of Liberty street, across Ashley street. Eeferred to the committee on sidewalks and streets. President Wines, Aid. Prettyman and Aid. Kitson reported present. KEFORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE. OKDINANCES. The thirdreadingby sectionsof "An Ordinance Relative to the Liceusiug of Dogs; and Regulating the Running at Large and Slaying of Dogs." Aid. Taylor moved that the amendment to Section One, as submitted by the city attorney, be substituted for Section One, which amendrneut reads as f ollows : Section 1. It shall be unlawful tor any person owning, possessing or harboring, or having the care or keeping of any dog, male or female, over the acte of three months to suffer or permit the same to run at large in any street, alley , square, commons, or other public place, within the city of AnnArbor, without first obtaining a license thereforfromthe said city of AnnArbor, the fee for which license shall be: for a male dog, one dollar; and for a female dog, two dollars, and complying vcith the provisions liereinafter set forth. No license shall be granted for a period exceeding one year, and all licenses shall expire on the first day of September succeeding their issue. Which amendment was lost. Aid. Brown moved to strike out in Section One. line 3, the word "two" and insert in lieu thereof the word "three" Which motion was lost. Aid. Snyder moved to amend Section One, in line 3, after the words "male dog," insert "and a spayed female dog." Which amendment prevailed. Aid. Wood moved to strike out in Seetion Two, line 4, the word "fifty,"' and insert in lieu thereof the word utwenty-five." Which motion prevailed. Aid. Manly moved the following j amendment and snbstitute for Section Nine : Section 9. It shall be unlawful for the owper, possessor, keeper, or harborer of any licensed female dog, knowingly to permit hertoruu at large while in heat, and it shall be the dnty of the pólice of said city to seize, take up and deliver to the pound-keeper any such dog found running at large in said city at such time. It shall be the duty of the pound-master to serve upon the owner, or keeper of such dog a notice in writing of the impouuding of such dog at once, and any such dog so impounded may be redeemed or taken f rom such pound by the owner or keeper of such dog within eight hours after service upon such owner or keeper of said written notice upon the payment to said pounc?master of the fees as providei ' in feection Five. In case the owner or keeper of any such dog so impounded shall not have redeemed said dog as herein provided it shall be the duty of the pound master to kill the same, or in case said dog is worthyand valuable the same shall be sold by the poundmaster, at the pound, by public outcry, to the highbest bidder, at the hour of noon next succeeding the expiration of said forty-eight hours. Which amendment was adopted. Aid. Prettyman moved the following amendment and substitute for Section Twelve : Section 12. Whenever any person sliall have been convicted of owning, possessing or harboring any dog that has bitten any person withiu said city while peaeeably walking or riding without the enclosiire of such owner, keeper or harborer, the justice of the peace before whom such person shall have been convicted shall issue au order in vviiting directing such owner, keeper or harborer of said dog to kill the same within six hours after service on him of such order. The owner, possessor, keeper or person having in charge any such dog, who shall reí use or neglect to kill it within six hours after having received such order, shall m conviction before the proper trijunal, be liable to the punishrnent provided in Section Thirteen of this ordinance, and it shall be the duty of any pólice ollicer to destroy such dog wherever he shall be found at large in said city six hours after service of said order. Which ameudment was adopted. After which thechair, having stated the question to be: "Shall this ordinance pass as amendedV" The veas and nays being called, the ordinance, as amended, passed as folows : Yeas- Aid. Bodmer, Martin, Allmendinger, Wood. Snyder, Brown, Vlanly, Kitson, Frettyman, President Wines.- 10. Nay- Aid. Taylor.- 1. FKOM THE PARK COMMITTEE. To the Common Council: Your Committee on Parks flnd that now is the time to do the necessary ;rading and seeding on the old ceme;ery trrounds. We would therefore recommend that an appropriation of 550.00 be made from the Contingent Fund for the necessary grading, etc. Respectfully submitted. D F. Allmendiïstger, Waltkr L. Taylor, Park Committee. Accepted. and recomineudation concurred in as follows: Yeas - Aid. Bodmer, Martin, Allmendinger, Wood, Snyder, Brown, Vianly, Taylor, Kitson, Prettyman, Pres. Wines - 11. Nays- None. REl'ORTS OF SPECIAL COJIM1TTEES. Chairman Brown, of the special committee to whom was referred the Mayor's message relative to the water supply of this city, reported progress and asked for further time, which was granted. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. Chief Sipley, of the Fire Department, reported that the water gauge at the Engine House had registered from 60 to 70 pounds during the last two weeks. The report was received and ordered filed. MOTIOXS AND KESOLUTIONS. By Aid. Martin: Resolved, That the Clerk notify the Ann Arbor T.-H. Electric Co. that their contract of lighting the city expires December 31st, 1894; also that the Clerk advertise and ask for bids to light the city for the next ensuing year from Januarylst to December 31st, 1895, with 91 2000 c. p. are lights and two 65 c. p. incandescent lights. Adopted. By Aid. Prettyman: Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be directed to report at the next meeting of the Council estimates for bringing to sidewalk grade the south side of the Cemetery Park; also for the grading of E. University avenue between Prospect street and Packard street. Adopted. By Aid. Prettyman: Resolved, That the grading of East University avenue between Prospect and Packard streets to the established grade of the street be referred to the Board of Public Works, and the Board be ordered to ask for bids for such work, and report to the next meeting of the Council. Adopted. Aid. Snyder moved that the Street Commissioner is hereby direeted to give all residences of this city their proper house numbers where the free mail delivery has been established. Adopted. By Aid. Prettyman: Resolved, That the matter of establishing a new sidewalk and street grade on East Huron street, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, be referred to the Street and Sidewalk Committees. Adopted. On motion the Council adjourned. W. J. Miller, City Clerk. An Ordinance Relative to the Licensing of Dogs, and Regulating the Running at Large and the Slaying of Dogs. The Coramon Council of the City of Ann Arbor ordaln:! Section 1. It sball be unlawful for any person to owd, possess or harbor, or have the care or keepius of any dog, male or female, over the age oí' three months, within the city of Ann Arbor, without flrst obtaining a license therefor from the said city of Ann Arbor; the fee for which lirense shall be: Fora male doj? and a Bpayed female dog, one dollar; for a female dos, two dollars. No license shall be srauted for a period exceedinjr one year, and all licenses shall expire on the flrst day of September sucoeeding their isBue. Sec. 2. Tt shall be the duty of every person owning or having the possession or care of any dog, male or femile, to cause such dog to be registered in the office of the City Clerk. in a register kept by said clerk for that purpose, and to pay the license fee provided in 93ction One of this nrdinui i to the cicyi ireasury. hui' alsu to pav a let oí twenty-flve cents to the clerk 01 said city for the lssuing and recording uch lieense: also to obtain tbe city clerk's reoeipt for said lioense m paid and the metniliu plate or check berei.mfter bed, uuder tae penaltles herein provided. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the clerk of eaid City to providt such numberof metallic plates or ehecks us uiay be necessary, of sucb glze and Bbape us he muy deem expedient (tlie shape of such check or píate to be changed eacn yean, bavingBt&inped thereon numbers ladlcating tbe year for which the tax is paid, the numberof thelicense and the letters A. A. D. 1'., and to deliver one of these metallic piates to each person so pa i nu lieense upon any such do?. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of such owner, pjssesso], keeper or h&rbororof any such regietered doí. to place or cause to be placed around the neck of any such dog a BUbstantial collar, and on such collar securely to attaoh or cause to be attaehed the metallic plate or cheCK so furnished by the clerk of said city; and, if any person shall place or cause to be placed upon the collar or a round the neck of any such dog, any conntrfeit of the metallic plate or check so furn'shed by the city clerk. or any such metallic plate, without the license for the keeping of such dog having íirst bren paid, he or stie will be liable to the penalties herein provided. Sec. b. lt shall be the duty of the poundmaaier of said city to take up and impound any dog, male or femiile, founu running at liuvc eonrrary tothe pr -ivKioiisof tlus ordiuanue, in the city jl Alm Arbor, uot having n collar arotind is necta ï( h i he niet a! I ie plate or check nforesaid attached thereto, tm , il said clou shall uot be redeemed s hereinafter provlded, wlthlo four days after suen don shail have been Impounded, it-shail be the duty of the poundmaater to slay or cause 10 beslalu tbe same; ori[ tlie animal is worthy and vaiuable, the same shall be sold by the poundinasier, at the pound, by public outcry, to the hlghest bidder, üt the hourof noon nt'M succeedfng the saitl fnnr days. All moneys, over and above tlie poundinaster's fees, ari-inc from such sles, shall be paid to the City Tic.isurer by the said poundmaster wlthin tbirty days from said sales. But it is hereby provided, that auy such doix so Impounded may be redeemed or taken from such pound, upou exhibiting tv said poundmaster a recelptof the city clerk, ghowing that the license in this oidinance imposed has been paid for such dog, and the payment to said poundmasterof a pound iee of one dollar and the further sum 01 twenty-flve cents per day for each and eVery day such dot; shall have been impounded. Sec. ). t shall be lawful for any person, nd it shall be the duty of the marshal and each imrivlmaii of the city of Ann Arbor, to seize, take upand deliverto the poundkeeper any d(tf. inale or l'emale, found running at largeinsaid city in violation of any of the provisions of this ordl nance. Sec. 7. The poundmaster of said city is hereby authorized to collect the fees p'Ovided íor in Seotion Five of this ordinance. for all dogs impounded, and he shall retain suchtfees as compensation lor hs services as poundkeeper under ihis ordinance; provided, that when any dog whichshall have been delivered to eaid poundmaster by Boine person other than the marshal or a pairolinan of the city of Ann Arbor, shall have been redeemed ia accordance with the provisions of Section Five of this ordinauce, one-half of such redemption fee shall by said poundmaster ba paid tothe person who delivered said do to the poundmaster as provided In Section Six. Sec. 8. It shall not be lawful for any owner possessor or person having in charge or care, a flerce or danjrerous dog, to permit or allow the same to go at large at anv time in said city, to the dauueror anuoyance of any of lts inhabitants. Whenever any person shall have been convicted of violating the provisions of this fiectlon of this ordinauce, and shall permit or allow such doft to run at large after such con viction, it shall be duty of the p jliee authorities of said city to kill such dog. Sec. 9. lt shall be unlawful for the owner, possessor, keeper or harborerof any licensed ïemale dog, knowingly to permit her tó run at large while in heat, and it shall be the duty of the pólice of said city to seize, take up and deliver to the pound-keeper any such do? running at large in said city at such time, It siall be the duty of thepound-master to serve upon the owner or keeper of such doira not ice In writinii of the itnpounding of such dog at once, and any such dog so impounded may be redeemed or taken from such pouii'i by the owner or keeper of such dog within fortyelgut hours after service upon such owner or keeper of said written notice, upon the payment to said pouud-master of the fees as provided in Section 5. In case the owner or keeper of any such dog eoimnounricd shall not have redeemed said dog ay nerein provided it shHll be the duty of the poundinaster to kill the same, or in case 6aid öog is worthy and vaiuable the same shall be sold by the pound-master, at the pouod by public outcry, tothe highest bidder, at the hour of noon next succeediug the explradonof snd forty-eight oours. tíec. 1U. lt shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep or harbor auy dog, wliich, by loud and frequent barking-, bowling or yelping, shall canse serious annoyance or disiuihance to any of the oittzens of said city. Sec. 11. Whenever any danger shall be justly feared as likely to resul t from hydrophobla, the mayor shail publish hts proclamation reijuiring all persons owning or haviug in charge or keeping any dog or dogs, to confine them on their premises for a preseribed time, and any person who shall oinit to secure any dog owned or harbored or kept in charge by him, or shall allow sooh dog to escape or go from nis premises, shall be imble, on conviction before the proper tribunal, to the punishment provided in Section Thirteen of this ordinance. During the time preseribed by the mayor's proclaraation, any dog found running at large upon the public streets of sai . city shall be forthwith slain, Sec. 12. Whenever anv person shall have been convicted of owning. possessing, keeping or harboring any dog that lias bitten any person within said city while péaceably walking or ridiug without the enclosure of such owner, keeper or harborer, the justice of the peace before whom such person shall have been coQvicted, shall issue an order ín writing" directingr such owuer, keeper or harborer of said dog to kill the same within six hourB after service on him of such order. The owner, possessor, keeper or person having in charge any such dog, who shall refuse or neglicttokill it within six hours after having received such order, shall on conviction before the proper tribunal, be liable to the punishrnent provided ia ,-ection Thirteen of this ordinance, and it shall be the duty of any pólice ofticer to destroy such dog whenever he shail be found at larg-e in said city six hours after service of said order. Sec. 13. Any persoa violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall upon conviction thereofbe punished by a fine uot exceed i nfr flfty dollars and eost ol'prosecution. and in the imposition of any such flnc and costs, the court may imposea further sentence that the offender be and remain imprisoned in the comraon jail of Washtenaw county unt il such fine and cost have been paid, provided that snchimpri6oninent shall not exceed tbirty days, Sec 14. This ordinance slull take effect and be in torce ou and after the luth day of October, A. D 18Ö4. Passed in common council this 17t)i day of September. A. D. 1894. W. .1. MlLLEIl, City Oerk. Approvec! September 18, 1894. Míiyoi

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