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Passed The Street Railway Ordinance

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The council meeting last evening was a decidedly harmonious one. All the aldermen were present excepting one. The mayor in a message recommended a needed change in the ordinance relative to disorderly houses. The charter committee reported several amendments to the charter, extending the city limits, repealing the unused street opening sections and giving the mayor a salary of $100, each alderman and member of the board of public works $100. Aid. Walker introduced a resolution asking the committee to have the board of public works abolished. This was laid upon the table until next meeting. Ninetythree citizens of the fifth ward petitioned that the Ann Arbor street railway be granted the franchises it asked. C. E. Hiscock, on behalf of the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti street railway company, stated that a satisfactory contract had been signed by the two companies and asked that the franchises asked by the Ann Arbor street railway company be granted. The report of the committee granting the Ann Arbor company a franchise of State street from the city limits to Huron street and oi Huron street west to the city limits and also north from Detroit street on Broadway was then unanimously adopted and the ordinance was passed by a unanimous vote. On the recommendation of the fire committee, the fire companies in the fifth and sixth wards were disbanded. The time for collecting taxes was extended to March ist. The mayor and clerk were authorized to issue the city hospital bonds. A motion to request the electric light company not to place the light ordered by the council near Hamilton park was defeated by a tie vote.