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Second-st. Opening

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Mayor Beakes announced that the occasion of this special meeting was to hear those who were interested in the opening of Second-st. Sedgwick Dean represented that the T. & A. A. Co. had changed their plans of a depot, and instead of the one originally intended, they were going to erect a frame one costingabout $0,500 ; that they would erect a better one if they had the means ; but being short of funds. ther did not think they could build as expeneive a depot as they would like. To reach the new depot which will be on the east side of the track, it is necessary that Secondst be opened. It would afford easy and direct access to the depot, and would open a thoroughfare that would be used every day. Philip Bach said that he was interested to the extent that he owned the land through which the street would pass. He had paid a good price for the property, and should want the city to pay him well for what land was used. Col. H. S. Dean said for his part he would like to see the street go through, and would willingly pay his share of the tax necessary to put it through. Aid. Herz thought the cicy should go slow in spendiDg more monev where there was no immediate benefit. Aids. Allmendinger and Martin thought if the city had to stand the expense of grading the street, which would cost considerable, that the railroad company should build a better depot than the one proposed. After much discussion of the matter, Aid Miller offered a resolution that the question be left to the street committee to ascertain the cost of grading, culverts, etc., which was voted down - as not sufficiently covering the ground. City Attorney King then read some resolutions declaring it to be the sense of the oouncil that the street should be opened, and further providing that the city engineer make an estímate of the pense ot opening the street, and also that a committee of two be appointed, to act with the mayor in ascertianing the cost of the real estáte that would be taken up by the street. Carried. The mayor appointed as such committee Aldermen Allmendinger and Miller. On motion Daniel Koss was allowed the use of one half of Huron and Thayer-sts, near the high school for building material. Moved by Aid. Wines that notices be posted on the public park forbidding all persons from trespassing. Ke complained that children were plajing there continually, to the injury of the grass and trees, and it should be stopped. The bond of Gustave Roehm with Herman Hardinghaus and Matthew Fischer as sureties, was accepted. The report of the committee on the claim of David Henning against the city, reported that they could find no reaaon for any such claim, and recommended that t be laid on the table, and that no further notice be taken of it. Report adopted. A communioation was received from Edward Gott, of Detroit, asking the council to open some streets through his propout on Miller-ave. Referred to street committee. ■ .


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