(JOUNGIL OHAMBER, ) Ann Arbor, August lst, 1898. ) Regular session. Called to order by Pres. Luick. Koll ealled. (uorum present. Absent Aid. Sweet and Brown. PJETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. A petition signed by Louis Boes and eleven others asking for a crosswalk in the Second ward was read and referred to the Sidewalk Committee. A petition signed by George Hempl and thirtyslx others asking for the improvement of E. University ave. was read and referred to the Street Committee. To the Common Council: The imdersigned property owners along Pavement District? Nos. I aud 2 respectfully petition your honorable body to order uniform hitching posts in front of the stores on Main st. between Catherine and William sts: F. Scbmid, L. Gruner, Eberbach & Son, Wm. C. Reinhardt, A. C. Cheever, George Halier, Wm. Arnold, John Goetz & Son, E. Wagner, Mack & Co., Mann Bros., Schumacher's Hardware, J. Laubengayer, J. D. Ryan, Wm. Allaby, Titus F. Hutzel, L. J. Lisemer, Geo. M. Clarken, C. F. Pardon, Fred Brown, Michael J. Fritz, Wm. Wagner,Ambrose Kearney, William Aprill, Andrew Muehlig, John M. Wagner, Emil Golz. Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. lst, 1898. To the Honorable City Council: We the undersigned citizens of Ann Arbor and business men on Main st. do hereby respectfully petition your tionorable body to dispense with hitchiug posts of any description on Main st. so far as the contemplated paving district extends. By so doing the 3treet will be more sightly and much ïleaner and healthful. Truly, J. E. Beal, Wilcox & White, J. J. Goodyear, Wm. C. Gerstner, W. J. Booth, Jas. Kostaus, Goodspeed & Son, J. T. Jacobs, Clias. S. Millen, E. F. Mills & Co., Di vis & Seabolt, Christlan Mack, Gei-o Wahr, C. Eberbach, F. C. Miller, J. A. Polhemus, F. Stoflet. MacWhitci. Aid. Cady moved that the Council order uniform hitching posts on Main st. along the Paving Districts and that the subject be referred to the Board of Public Works and City Engiiieer with power to act. Aid. Coon moved that the petitions be laid on the table. Adopted as follows: Yeas- Aid. Hainilton, Spathelf, Weeks, Coou, Hovvell, Cady, Stevens- Nays- Aid. Richards, Koch, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Pres. Luick- 6. KBPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITÏEES. FINANCE. To the Commqn Council: Your Committee on Finance would respectf ully report that they have had the following bilis under consideration and would recommend their allovvance and that warrauts be drawn for the same. Respectfully submitted, F. M. Hamilton, Emmett Coon, Committee on Finance. CONTINGENT FUND. Glen V. Mills, salary $ 83 34 'atrick O'Hearu " 83 34 Sdward L. Seyler " 8 34 O. E. Butterfield, salary 50 uu ïeo. F. Key, salary 100 00 )r. D. M. Cowie, salary 25 00 )r. K. A. Clark, salary 37 50 lenry B. Dodsley, salary 25 00 Sli W. Moore. salary 12 50 i. E. Easterly, janitor _ 12 00 Mrs. C. A. Grene, rent 58 34 acob Ganzhorn, services as yellows commissioner 20 ()0 1. P. Danforth, services as yellows comniissioner 10 00 Ann Arbor Savings Bank, acct. assigned 15 38 ew State Telephone, reutal 3171 lichael Staebler, coal 2 38 ï. J. Brown, supplies J 75 imerican Express Co., express 95 Geo. Miller & Son, repairing pump... 5 00 t. James Hotel, meals 70 iberbach Hardware Co., suppiies 4 20 Ann Arbor Argus, printing 17 36 Glen V. Mills, postage and telegram. 3 81 lenry C. Wilmot, postiug 150 Detroit Rubber Stamp Co., stamps... 75 Smith Premier Co., ribbon 75 iarvin Davenport, janitor 6 25 Vashtenaw Evening Times, printing, 17 49 ilartin Haller, repairs 185 Ann Arbor Electric Co., lighting 582 63 Glen V. Mills, revenue stamps 2 50 oe Blackburn.pound iees 2 00 aul Schall, fees 1 25 Cenny & Quinlan, repairs 10 59 3harles F. Meyers, printing 5 85 V. W. Wetmore, supplies... 8 75 iieh. Tel. Co., rent and toll 3 80 New State Tel. Co , toll 49 Hutzel & Co., hose 7 00 tate Savinss Bank, acets. assigned-. 88 53 luehlig &Sehmid, mower 11 50 Total Sl,362 08 SBWER FUND - GENERAL. ïenny & Quinlan, contract. 115 23 tate Savings Bank, accts assigned... 15 00 Total t 130 23 BRIDGE, CULVERT AND CROSSWALK l'DND. tate Savings Bank, accts. assigned..$ 260 38 ames Tolbert, supphes 163 33 A.B. Schmidt, repairs 1 00 Sberbach Hardware Co., iron 53 34 lerman Krapt', sawing il 25 Luick Bros., lumber 113 3tS Total ï 602 66 STREET FUND. tate Saviners Bauk, acots. assigned.. 1030 07 I.Staebler coal 37 4Sf lenry Kichards, coal 25 08 Daniel J. Ross.salary BB ö6 f. t,. Sutherland, labor 34 50 Austin & Western Co., grader and plow 174 00 A. K. Schmidt, repairs 2 75 Butïalo Pitts Co., bracket 2 50 ïeo. Flscher, labor.. 25 50 . P. Judson, tar walks 65 75 -.awrence Sutter, repairs 1 60 1. C. R. R. Co., freijht 1 17 HutzeU& Co., supplies 6 53 Total - $ 1474 20 PÓLICE FUND. enus Sweet, salary $ 75 00 " expeuseB 3 10 Reuben Armbruster, salary 50 00 David Collins, salary - 50 DO George Isbell, salary 50 00 olin O'Mara, salary 50 00 Luick Bros., chest 5 00 Total $ 283 10 FIRE DEPARTMENT FUND. ed Sipley, salary 8 60 00 C. A. Edwaros, salary... 55 00 V. H. McLaren, salary 51) 00 Albert West, salary.. 50 00 Eugene Williams, salary 50 00 amuel McLaren, salary 50 00 ieriiian Kirn, salary 50 00 Chas. Andrews, salary 40 00 Jharles Carroll, salary. 20 00 W. L. Schnierle, salary 8 00 A.W.Sorg, salary 8 00 5d. Hlll, salary 24 60 klichawl Ryan, salary 8 00 ed Nordinan, salary 8 00 ).C. Haten, awnings 20 25 Vm. Herz, paint 15 40 C. Rinsey, supplies 30 Robison & Co., horae 125 00 Mrs. Ream, washing... ö 00 Goodale &Co., ieed 7 "7 Luick Bros., lumber 4411 Total ö!)9 63 I'OOR FUND. Fred Sipley, salary $ 10 00 Goodale & Oo., wootl... 1B 5 Ann Ai-bor Hailroad, frelgïit 10 80 S?eS Meyers, priating 4 1 W. W. Wetmore, books 2o Eberbach & Son, medicines 3 (X b. Bigralke, groceries 5 00 A. Brown, groceries 5 5 E. E. Beal, shoes 2 00 Eberbach Drug Co., medicine So John Goetz & Son, groceries 1 1) John Goetz, Jr., groceries 7 5 Heusel Bros., bread 5 Mrs. Hillmau, board for Mrs. Evans.. 5 0( G. Hoefer, groceries i 0 A. Kearney, groceries 3 0 A. G. Koch, groceries 8 3 Heory Lodholz, groceries 100 W. F. Lodholz, groceries . 60 J. H. Maynard, groceries 6 Cá John Miller, rnük. 10 E. P. Mason, 1 to county house .. 75 C. Rinsey, groceries 6 08 O'Hara & Boyle, groceries. 1 00 Rinsey & Seabolt, groceries 7 1 Robison&Co., 1 to county house 100 W. F. Stimson, groceries 5 2:. Schurnacher & Miller, medicine 2 20 Geo. Spathelf, Jr., meat 2 0i C. w. Vogel, meat ös L. C. Weinmann, meat 10b Total $ 129 5" CE.METEHY FUND. Nelson Garlinghouse, labor $ 21 00 Total $ 2101 RECAPITULATION. July Bills, Au? ust Orders. Contingent Puud. $ 1362 08 feewer l'und, general .. láo Z Bridge, Culvert and Crosswulk Fund602 0 Street Fund.. 1474 20 Pólice Fund 2s:j 1( Firemen's Fund _ '.".. 69M 6Í PoorFund 129 5Cemetery Fund 31 üi Total $ 4702 47 Adopted as follows: Yeas- Aid. Hatnilton, Richards, Koch, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeks. Coon, Howell, Cady, Stevens, Pres. Luick- 13. Nay- None. S1DEWALKS. To the Common Council: Your Committee on Sidewalks would recommend that tbe following tar sidewalks be mopped and repaired : S. División st. in front of Nos. 315, 413, 417, 421, 425, 429, 433, 439 and 502. On Maynard st. in front of 320 and 427. On Thompson st. in front of 521, 513, 544, 545 and 548. On S. Thayer in front of 219, 223, 227, and 228. On E. Huron st. in front of 915. On E. Ann st. in front of 322, property of Leonard estáte. On the south side of E. Washington in front of No. 812 and the property of the M. E. Church. On E. William st. in front of 500 and 510. On E. Jefferson st. in front of 319, 325 and 009. On S. Fifth ave. in front of 515, 523, 538, 548, 554. On Detroit st. cor. Catherine, property of Hay & Todd Mnfg. Co. On S. Ashley st. by the side oí 120 W. William st. On N. División st. in front of 413. On W. Liberty st. in front of 442. Your Committee would further recommend that plank sidewalks be coustructedon the west side of S. First in front of Nos. 332, 342, 400 and 426. And that the plank sidewalk on the south side of W. Jefferson by the side of 500 S. Main st. be relaid and repaired. Also that the engineer examine the grade on S. Main st. corner Packard with the view of putting a crosswalk across Main st. on the south side of Packard. Respectf ully submitted, F. M. Hamilton, Simon Dieterle, II. C. Exinger, A. B. Stevens, C. Howell, Geo. W. Weeks, Committee on Sidewalks. .Adopted as follows: Yeas - Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Koen, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeks, Coon, Howell, Cady, Stevens, Pres. Luick - 13. Nays- None. To the Common Council: Your Committee on Sidewalks would respectfully recommend that the following brick crosswalks be constructed at a width of 6 feet, Across. S. División at a north point of Hanover Square. On the west side of S. Thayer across N. University ave. 7 feet wide. On the eastside of 8. State across N. University ave. in line with campus walk 7 feet wide. And that a plank crosswalk be constructed on the east side of Third across William. Your Committee would further recommend that the following plank sidewalks be constructed along the streets designated and in front of the following property: On the north side of W. AVashington st. ,' property of Herman Hutzel. On the north side of W. Liberty st., ;n front of the property of Gottlob Schneider, Wm. Arnold and in front of 314. Respectfully submitted, F. M. Hamilton, Simon Dieterle, II. C. Exinger, A. B. Stevens, C. Howell-, Geo. W. AVeeks, Committee on Sidewalks. Adopted as follows: Yeas- Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Koch, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeks, Coon, Howell, Cady, Stevens, Pres. Luick- 13. Nays- None. (Continuad on Fourth Pase.) COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. [official] . (Continued from Third Page.) To the Common Council. Your Committee on Sidewalks would recomtnend tLat the grade of the sidewalks on the east side of Pountain street between Miller ave. and Surnmit street also the grade of the sidewalk on the West side of 7th street between Hurón street and Liberty street ought to be flxed and established and submit the following resolutions fixing and estabiishing such grades. Respectfully submitted F. M. Hamilton, Simoa Dieterle, H. C. Exinger, A. B. Stevens, O. Howell, u-eo. W. Weeks, Committee on Sidewalks. SIDEWALK GRADE RESOLUTION. By Aid. Hamilton. Whereas. in the opinión of the Council the grade of the sidewalk on the East side of Fountain St. ought to be changed and fixed and established, to the end that such street may be made suitable for public travel. Therefore. Resolved, and it is hereby ordered that the grade of the sidewalk on and aloög the East side of Fountain St. from North line of Miller Ave. to the South line of Summit St. be, and the same is hereby ehanged, flxed and established, so that the graie of said sidewalk on and along the street aforesaid shall be as follows, that isto ?ay: At the north line of Miller Ave 810.50 ft At the south line of Cherry St 816 00 ft At the north line of Cherry St 818'.50 ft At 120 ft north of north line of Cherry street ?825 00 ft At the south line of Felch St 829.n0 ft At the north line of Felch St 85O.U0 ft At 120 ft north of the north line of Felch street 832.00 ft At the south line of HiscockSt 839.00 ft At the north line of Hiscock St 842.00 ft At 260 feet north of the Horth line of Hiscock street 850.00 ft At the south line of Summit St 854.50 ft the elevation given above the official city datum and along the center line of such walks, and the grade lines to consist of straight lines between the several points or stations above stated. Vote 13-0. SIDEWALK GRADE RESOLUTION. By Aid. Hamilton. whereas, in the opinión of the Council the grade of the sidewalk on the West side of Seventh St. ought to be changed and fixed and established, to the end that such streets may be suitable for public travel. Therefore, Resolved, and it ia hereby ordered that the grade of the sidewalks on and a'ong the West side of Seventh St. from South line of Huron St. to the North line of Liberty St. be, and the same is hereby changed, fixed and established so that the grade of said sidewalk on and along the street aforesaid shall be as follows, that is to say: At south line of Huron St 837. T0 ft At 40 ft s of s line of " " 839.00 ft Atl27ft sof s lineof ' " 839.00 ft At 177 ft sof slineof ' " 838.50 ft At 227 ft s oL s line of " " 838.50 ft At north line of Washington St 833.00 ft Atsouth " " " ' 830.00ft At 184 ft s of s line of " " 817.50 ft At 279 ft s of s - " '"' " 815.50 ft At 329 ft s of s " " " " 816.00 ft At 42!) f t s of s " " " " 816.00 ft At 479 ft s of s " " " " .818.00 ft At529ftsofs ' '' " " 819.50 ft At 629 ft s of s " " " " S2ó.00ft At 709 ft s of s " " " " 830.00 ft At 849 ft sof s " " " ' 841.50 ft At north line of Washington.Si 848.20 ft the elevation given being above the official city datum and along the center line of such walk, and the grade lines to consist of straight lines between the several points or stations above stated. PÓLICE To The Common Council. Your Uommittee on Pólice to whom was referred the petition asking for a patrolman for the north side would recommend that no additional patrolman be employed at present and that the Chief of Pólice place one of nis patrolmen on the north side until 12 o'clock, midnight. Respectfully submitted i Simon Dieterle C. H. Cady C. Howell Committee on Pólice. Adopted as follows : Yeas - Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Koch, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeks, Coon, Howell, Cady, Stevens, Pres. Luick - 13. Nays - None. LIGHTING To the Common Council. Your Committee on Lighting would recommend that an are light be placed on Catherine street. in place of the incondesent light. Respectfully submitted A. B. Stevens Henry Richards Geo. Spathelf Jr. Committee on Lighting. Adopted as follows : Yeas - Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Kocb, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf. Weeks, Coon Howell, Cady, Stevens, Pres. Luick- 13. Nays - None. CEMETfcRY. To the Common Couucil. Your Committee on Cemeteries would recommend that 300 feet of 1 inch iron pipe be ordered laid in the Fifth Ward Cemetery also two summer hydrants, And further that the sexton be directed to trim the trees in the cemetry. Respectfully submitted Geo. W. Weeks Geo. W. Sweet A. B. Stevens, Committee on Cemeteries. Adopted as follows: Yeas - Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Koch, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeks, Coon, Howell, Cady, Stevens, Pres. Luick - 13. Nays- None. To the Common Council. Your Committee on Cemeteries would recommend that as payment for the piece of property north west of the Fifth Ward Cemetery that one lot be deeded to Miss Betsey Mason and that two and one half lots be cared for by the sexton of said cemetery. Respectfully submitte Geo. W. Weeks Geo. W. Sweet A. B. Stevens, Committee on Cemeteries. Adopted as follows: Yeas - Aid. Hamilton. Richards. Koch, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeka, Coon, Howell, Cady, Stevens, Prss. Luick - 13. Nays - None. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. To the Common Couoeil of the City of Arm Arbor: Gentlemen: I have been requested to state in writing my opinión relative to the power of the Common Councii to provide for sprinkling the streets in the city by local assessment upon adjacent property. The only section of the charter under which such a power oould be clainit-d, is Section 130. This gives tb o Common Councii power to assess txes to pay the ezpense of making, gradina, paving, opening, widening and repairing streets, or for constructing draius, sewers and other loca) improvements, upon the premisos benefitted by such local improvement. In my opinión thie section would not authorize the levy of a local assessment to pay for sprinkling streets. If Sect'on 130 should be so amended by the legislature as to include after the word improvement, the worde"and for sprinkling streets," and also after the word improvement, the words "or sprinkling," I believe the authority of the Councii woulk be complete. O. E. BUTTERFIELD, City Attorney. Received and ordered filed. To the Common Councii. The following is an estáñate for paving alley in rear of Exinger's store. 4224 sq. ft. (w .03c per ft. $126.72 Grading 15.00 Total $141.72 Geo. P. Key City Eng. Referred to the Street öommittee. ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. Estímate Storm Sewers - E. Lilerty street: 1231 ft 20 In pipe laid in placa @ 52c ft. .$393 93 1162 ft 18 In " " " @ 25c ft.. 288 00 2383 ft tnenching and Bk fllling @ 35c ft 834.05 7 catch baslns @ $25.00 each 175 00 7 manholes @ 525.00 each 175 00 26 inlets $13.00 each 338 00 (00 ft 10 In pipe In place @ 9c per ft 54 00 Inspectlon „. 75 00 Total estímate 82.132 97 Estímate street grading- E. Liberty street: Shaping, rolling, graveling, 12 days at $2ö.00 per day $312 00 If gravel has to be drawn, add 8oO cu. yds at 25c per yd $280 00 If sewer is extended on N. Univ. Ave add to above sewer esti.mate 5250 00 Geo. F. Key, City Eng. Referred to the Street Committee. Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 1, 1898. To The Hon. Mayor and Members' of the Common Councii. Gentlemen : - Your Board of Health respectfully submits their report for the month of July as follows: There have been thirty inspections made, and nearly all of the nuisances thus inspected have been abated. The health of the city is exceptionally good as the death rate will show. For the month of July there have been ten deaths from the following causes: Consumption, 1 ; accidental, 2; diabetes insepidus, 1; still born, 1: rheumatism, 1; Bright's disease of the kidneys, 1 ; carcenoma of liver, 1 ; apoplexy, 1 ; aiherama, 1. Eli W. IvIoore, President. H. B. DODSLEY, Inspector. Ernest A. Clark, Health Offlcer. Received and ordered filed. CITYP FYSICIANS REPORT For quarter ending july 31, 1898. ; ■::::: : :■ i Í-' : : : Z ::.::::::::, : : : : : : : '. :;.::;: i : i. i i g& 5 L b p C33SÖSS co1 ? o gccoo, ogo 2.p o a gi ■■$. w f - -i ë E S" 5 ? ga i s i & wo no g.5 ow o g i? l Respectfully submitted, D. M. Cowie, City Physician. Ann Arbor, August 1, 1898. To the Hon. Common Councii of the Citv of Ann Arbor: Owing to the duties of the office in conDection with the colleetion of taxesi and the fact that this meeting of the Common Councii foüows so closely upon the finish of last month's business, there was not ampie time for the preparation of my monthly report. The report will be' presented at the next meeting of the Common Councii. Respectfully, E. L. Seyler, Treasurer. Received and ordered filed. RESOLUTIONS. By Aid. Cady. Resolved, that the name of the Fifth Ward Cemetery be changed to Fair View Cemetery. Adopted. By Aid. Stevens. Resolved, that the City Clerk notify all contractors building tar sidewalks within the limits of the City of Ann Arbor to comply with the specifications for constructing sidewalka as laid down in Section 7, which readt. as follows: "All sidewalks shall be built so as to slope towards the curb at the rate of one inch in every four f eet." Adopted as follows : Yeas- Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Koch, Dieterle, Èxinger, 1 er. Spathelf, Weeks, Coon, Howell.. Cady, Stevens, fres. Luick- 13. Nays - None. Aid. Dieterle moved that the are lights be ordered lit all night along the paving dissrict. Adopted as follows: Yeas- Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Koch, Dieterle, TOxinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeks, Coon, Howell, Cady Stevens Pres. Luick - 13. Nays - None. The subject of burning rubbish in the streets was referred to the Ordinance Committee. Aid. Hamilton moved to reconsider the vote ordering the lights on thepavement district. Adopted as follows: Yeas- Aid. Hamilton, Richards, Koch, Dieterle, Exinger, Vandawarker, Spathelf, Weeks, Coon, Howell, Cady,. Stevens, Pres. Luiek. - 13. Nays- None. Aid Hamilton moved to lay the subject on the table. Yeas - Aid. Hamilton, Exinger Weeks, Coon, Howell, Cady, Stevens. Pres. Luick. - 8. Nays- Aid Richards, Koch, Dieterle,. Vandawarker, Spathelf- 5. On motionthe eouncil adjourned. City Clark.