The board of supervisors met Oct. 27 and made its final settlement with the county treasurer and county clerk. The books and accounts were found to be correct . The building committee was directed to get plans and the estimated cost of fireproof vaults for the offices of the judge of probate and register of deeds and report at the January cession of the board. This is a move in the right direction. Supervisor Case, of Pittsfield, said that be had been asked by many school officers why so little money from fines has been turned in by the justices of the peace and said he started in to find out. "I find in 1893 Justice Pond turned in fines amounting to $129 and his bill was $205. Mr. Bennett was a justice for part of the year and he turned in $20 and his bill was $38. In 1894 Mr. Pond turned in $107 and his bill was $265. For the same year Mr. Bennett turned in $174 and his bill was $241. Mr. Bogandus, of Ypsilanti, turned in $69 and his bill was $92. This year nothing has been turned in from Ypsilanti and only $9 from Ann Arbor. " On motion Supervisors Damon and McCullough were appointed a committee to investigate the books of the Ypsilanti justices and see how much money they had collected in ordinance cases.
Supervisors Allmendinger and Dean made strenuous efforts to have his statement spread upon the records. It was opposed by Supervisors Hibbins and Millard, and the effort was defeated by a vote of 11 yeas and 15 nays.