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Annual School Meeting

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The taxpayers of school district No. , of Aun Arbor city, held their animal election of trustees to serve on the school joard for three years, last Monday beween 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. at theengine ïouse. The retiring members were VV. D. Harriman. A. M. Doty and Philip Bach. The election was close and f uil of interest, tiiere being two tickets in the field. One ticket, called the citizens' ticket, was norninated by a large caucus held in Fireinen's hall last Saturday evening, the nominees being Philip Bach, Evart II. Scott and John V. Sheehan. The second ticket made lts appearance at the polls and was the same as the other except that the name of Alonzo M. Doty was substituted for thatof John V. Sheshan. Thecitizens' ticket was successful, the vote being as follows: Philip Bach, 442; Evart H. Scott, 441; John V. Sheehan, 242; Alenzo M. Doty, 207; VV. D. Harriman, 4; N . B. Covert, 1. BUSINESS MEETING. After tüe votes had been counted, about üfty of the taxpayers adjourned to the hall above, where the annual school meeting was held. Hon. E. B. Pond was elected chairman pro tem., President Harriman being absent. The result of the election was announced,showing the election of Messrs. Bach, Scott and Sheehan as trustees for the ensuing three years. The annual report of the board of trustees was presented to the meeting and accepted. On motion of J. C. Knowlton, the sum of $23,000 wasordered raised by tax upon the taxable property of the district, for salades of teachers and other expenses for the year '89. Judge Cheever presented a propo3tion to sell one roa of the south side of the lot owned bv the district, next south of the flrst ward school grounds, to the trustees of the Studfiuts' Christian Association. This met with some opposition, and Sedgwick Deanoffered asan amendment that the association be given the right to drive over the premises to get to the rear of their building, but that the house now on the grounds be torn down and the whole fixed for a play-ground for the children. This amendment was voted down, and the meeting voted almost unanimously to order the board of trustees to sell the one rod as described to the association for one-fourth of the original purchase price. The sum of $250 was ordered raised by tax for the purpose of purchasing books for the school library.


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