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8
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April
Year
1898
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COX7NCIL. CHA3IBEK. ) Ann Arbor, March 29th, 1898. ) Special S&ssion. Callecl to order by Glen V. Mills, city clerk. Roll called. Quorum present. Absent Aid. Brown, Pres. Luiek. Aid. Coon moved that Aid. Cady be elected president protem. Adopted. CALL. FOR SPKCIAL, SESSION. MAYOR'S OFFICE, MARCH 29, 1898. Glen V. Mills, City Clerk. Cali a special session of the Coinmon Douneil to be held at the Council Chamber Tuasday, March 29. 1898, at 8 ). m. to consider the subject of paveneDt on Main Street and to appoint the 3oard of Election Commissioners. Chas. E. Hiscock. Mayor. Received and placed on file. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. To the Common Council of the City of Ann Arbor: We, the undersigned, being a majorty of all the owners of the real estáte subject to asüpssment for the pavement of Main street between Liberty and Catherine streets, respectfully petition your Honorable Body to pave that part )f Main street between Liberty and Catherine streets with brick or asphalt and in accordance with the provisions of an ordinance of the City of Ann Ar)or, entitled "An Ordinance Relativo to Street Pavements," passed July 7th, 1897. Signed: j. Gruner Edward L. Seyler D. F. Schairer J. V. Seyler ''red Brown Ambrose Kearney Adélia C. Cheever C. F. Pardon ?rank Vandawarker C. F. Lutz IJhristian Eberbach T. F. Hutzel First National Noble's Star ClothBank ing House Eberback HardAnna B. Bach ware Co. Christian Mack Wm. Wagner John Goetz, Sr. Benry C. Ëxrnsrer Anna L. Behr Joodspeed & Son R. Kempf Tred Schmid O. M. Martin Vlann Bros. Christian Mack, 3eorge Haller Pres. Ann Arbor E, N. Stim8OQ Savings Bank u. J. Lisemer Junius E. Beal E. Wagner J. A. Polhemus 3. C. Johnson Edward DuiTy 3. A. Krause Wm. C. Reinhardt S. Krause Bertha Christmann By Aid. Rhodes. Resolved, that the petition for paving Main street between Catherine and Liberty streets be referred to the Board of Public Works to determine if the petitioners are the owners of the greater number oí feet of real estáte Eronting on Main street, the street proposed to be improved, and for an estimate of the cost of grading, paving with brick or asphalt on concrete foundation, curbing and other work on said said street within said 1 i mits. Adopted as follows : Yeas - Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Grossman, Koch, Dell. Sweet. Vandawarker, Rhodes, Spatheif, Soule, Coon, Danforth, Cady- 13. Nays- None. To the Honorable the Common Council: Gentlemen: - The Board of Public Works to whom was referred the petition of L. Gruner and others for the paving of Main street f rom the south line of Liberty street to the north line of Catherine street, respectfully report that the petitioners are the owners of the greater number of feet of real estáte fronting on the street proposed to be improved. The Board therefore recommends that the prayer of the petitioners be granted, and that Main street be paved within the limits stated, with either brick or asphalt on concrete foundation. Estimated cost of brick, $25,083.48; of asphalt, $27.388.56. Respectfully submitted, Glen V. Mills, Clerk of the Board of Public Works. To Board of Works. Gentlemen : I herewith submit for your consideration a report made in accordance with a resolution offered by Aid. Rhodes and adopted by the Comtnon Council, March 29, 1898. 1. The amount of foot frontage represented by the list of property owners signing in favor of brick pavement on concrete foundation is very nearly 65 per cent of the entire foot frontage of tne intended district. 2. Estimate of cost ot pavement on a basis of foot frontage is as follows : Excavación $ 52 Ourbing 8 Concrete I 82 Sand 09 Brick 2 57 Pitoh 63 Total $ (i 19 Less '20 per cent 1 22 Cost to Property $ 4 97 Property frontage 2112 lineal ft @ $4.97 per foot $ 1049Ü (54 General street fund 762 lineal ft (á 12.38 per foot 9+33 56 General street fund 2112 lineal ft @ Í2.perfoot 5153 88 Total estímate paving proper % 250S3 48 Amt to be assessed to private prop. .8 1049(5 64 Arattobe charged to general stfund 1468B 84 Total estimate cost paving proper.. 8 25C83 48 In order that the above indicated work may be done to the best advantage and be of the most permanent good, ït is necessaiy to provide adequate means for effectually disposing of storm water in some other manner than by surface drainage. Tbe plan I suggest is to use a 24 in pipe sewer on eacb of the interseeting streets and extending from Allen's creek to the east line of Main street. These storm sewers will be on W. Liberty, W. Washington, W. Huron, W. Ann' and W. Catherine sts. The followiDg is an estímate of the proposed sewer : 4800 lineal ft 24 in pipe @ 3."c per ft. ..$ 3640 00 4800 " " excavation and bk fill ft;S5cperfc 1BS0 00 ÍK) catcli basin-, ( Ï33 each 31Ó0 00 Total estimated cost of storm sewers i 7470 00 RECAPITULATION. Estimated cost of pavement 5 "083 48 " ' ' sewers 7470 00 Total cost of improvement S 33.i": 48 DISTRIBUTION OF COST. Asses'ed to private property 8 10490 Ii4 " general street lund 14581)84 ' sewerfund 7470 00 Estimated total assessment S 32653 (s Geo. F. Key, City Engineer. Referred to Uoard of Public Works. To Board of Works. Gentlelen: The following is an estímate for the cost of asphalt ment in the proposed paving district on vlain street. Sxcavation per lineal ft each Mde..V 47 Curbln;; " .. 56 Concrete " " 1 8a Asphalt " " " " " .. 4 00 . Total $ 6 85 Less 30 per cent 1 39 üstimated prlce per ft frontage to be assessed on property for asphalt pavement 5 48 Sstimated price per ft frontage to be assussed on property for brick pavemont 4 97 nifference per ft frontago 51 Th is makes the total estimated cost for asphalt pavement i 27388 56 s against the total estimated cost for brick pavement 25083 48 Estimated total dlfference $ 2305 08 GEO. P. KEY, City Engineer. Received and placed on file. Aid. Rhodes moved to concur in the reeommendation of the Board of PuDlic Works. Adopted as folio ws: Yeas - Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Grossman. Koch, Dell, Sweet, Vandawarker, Hhodes, Spatheif, Sou Ie, Coon, Danorth, Cady.- 13 Nays- None. The city clerk presented the plans and speciflcations for paving, 'to the council for approval. Aid. Koch moved to amend section 5 so that the bond or certified check for aithful performance shall be one half of the estimated cost. Adopted as follows : Yeas - Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Grossman, Koch, DeJl, Sweet, Vandawarker, Rhodes, Spatheif, Soule, Coon, Danforth, Cady.- 13 Nays - None. Aid. Hamilton moved to amend sec,ion 53 so that the curbing shall be five nches thick and dressed seven inches on the back. Adopted as follows: Yeas - Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Grossman, Koch, Dell, Sweet, Vandawarker, Rhodes, Spatheif, Soule, Coon, Danforth, Cady.- 13 Nays - None. Aid. Koch moved to amend section 62 by eutting out all reference to templets. Adopted as follows: Yeas - Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Grossman, Koch, Dell, Sweet, Vandawarker, rthodes, Spatheif, Soule, Coon, Danforth, Cady.- 13 Nays - None. Aid. Hamilton moved to alter the jlans by eliminating the proposed 18 nch ledge or extensión. Adopted as follows: Yeas - Aid. Hamilton, Grossman, Koch, Sweet, Vandawarker, Soule, Danforth, Cady.- 9 Nays - Aid. Moore, Dell, Rhodes, Spatheif, Coon. - 5 Whoreupon the plans and specifications were adopted as followst Yeas. Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Gross mau, Koch, Dell, Sweet, Vandawarker, Rhodes, Spatheif, Soule, Coon, Danforth, Cady.- 13 Nays - None. By Aid. Moore. Resolved that Main street be and the same is hereby ordered to be graded and paved frotn the south line of Liberty street to the north line of Catherine street, and that saict street within said street within said limits be paved with vitrified brick, or asphalt, on concrete foundation with curb, according to the specifications adopted by the Common Council, and the estimates of the city Engineer; and it is hereby declared that this action is had under that clause of the City Charter authorizing the Common Council to annually enter into contracts for the grading, paving, etc, of streets and alleys on tüe petition of the owners of the larger portion of the real estáte directly abutting upon the portions of the street or alley proposed to be improved and which may be subject to assessment for such pavement. Resolved, That for the purpose of assessment for defraying and paying the coat of grading, paving and curbing Main street from the south line of Liberty street to the north line of Catherine street, the lots and pareéis of real estáte situated on said Main street embraced within said limits and fronting on the portion of said street ordered to be improved by said trading, paving and curbing. shall be, and the same are hereby constituted and declared to be one local assessment district, to be assessed for the cost of said improvement aucording to the paving ordiance ot the City of Ann Arbor. Resolved, That the City Engineer be, and is hereby ordered and directed to ascertain and report to both the City Assessor and Board of Public Works, according to ths form and ordinances in such case made and provided, the quantities of work and materials required for grading, and paving said street within said limits, as follows: 1. The quantity of all grading, paving, curbitig, aiid other work on said street within said limits, excepting the said portions of said street constituting the interseetions of cross streets. 2. The quality of all grading, paving and other work of each portion of said street included and embraced within the limits of intersection of cross streets with said Main street. 3. The quantity of all cross walks at each intersection of aid street with the cross streets. Resolved, That as soon aa the said Board of Public Works shall receive the report of the City Engineer showing the quantity of the grading, paving, uurbing. crosswalks, material and other work required as above provided on said street said Board shall, and is hereby ordered and directed to advertise for five times for proposals for grading, paving, crosswalks, curbings, and materials, and improving said street in accordance with the resolutions and proceedings above provided, and the provisions of the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Ann Arbo Adopted as follows: Yeas- Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Grossman, Koch. Dell. Sweet, Vandawarker, Rhodes, Spathelf, Soule, Coon, Danforth, Cady. - 13 Nays - None. Aid. Koch moved that Herman Hutzel, Tom W. Mingay and W. Jesse Booth be elected as the Board of Election Comtnissioners, Adopted as follows ; Yeas- Aid. Moore, Hamilton, Grossman. Koch, Dell, Sweet, Vandawarker,. Rhodes, Spathelf, Soule, Coon, Danforth, Cady.- 13 Nays- None. On motion the Council adjourned. City Clerk.

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