[.OFFICIAL.] Coüncil, Chambeb, Jan. 26, 1891. Adjourned meeting. Called to order by President Howlett. Roll cali. Present - Aid. Dieterle, Mann, Herz, Snow, Walker, O 'Mará, Miller, Taylor, A. F. Martin, Hall, Pres. Howlett. Absent - Aid. Martin, Spafford. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR. To tlie Common Council of the City of Ann Arbor : I desire to cali your attention to the necessity of amending section one of an ordinance entitled an ordinance relative to disorderly houses. The section above referred to is very defective and onght to be amended. I would suggest the following amendment, or something similar thereto, be passed by your honorable body at your earliest convenience. An ordinance to amend section one of an ordinance entitled an ordinance relative to disorderly houses. The Common Council of the city of Ann Arbor, ordain that section one of an ordinance entitled an ordinance relative to disorderly houses be and the same is amended so as to read as follows : Section i. No person or persons shall keep, maintain, carry on, frequent, live in, or be an inmate of any house of ill-fame, assignation, or house for the resort of prostitution, or other disorderly houses in or within the limits of the city of Ann Arbor, nor shall any person keep, carry on, or maintain within the limits of said city, a disordealy saloon, bar room, tavern, beer hall, grocery, theatre, room, ordinary house, or building of any kind, or any house, room or building for gaming with cards, billiards, nine or ten pin alley, wheels of fortune, boxes, machines or other instruments or devices whatever, or shall in any manner contribute to the support, carrying on, or keeping any such house or place. All of which is most respectfully submitted. C. H. Manly, Mayor. Received and referred to the city attorney and ordinance committee. To the Honorable Common Council : As nearly $20,000 of the taxes of 1890 are yet uncollected, I would respectfully request that the time for he collection of said taxes be extended to Feb. 28th, 1891. Yours respectfully, W. W. Watts, City Treasurer. Received and placed on file. A petition signed by ninety residents of the Fifth ward, asking that the ordinance granting a franchise to the Ann Arbor street railway company to extend its line through Broadway be granted, and that their aldermen give it their support. Received and placed 011 file. Mr. Hiscock,on behalf of the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti street railway company, stated that satisfactory arrangements had been made between the two companies, and asked that the franchises asked for by the Ann Arbor street railway be granted. 2b the Coimnwii Council: Yourcommitteeon fire department would respectfully recommend that the Fire Commissioners be requested to disband the Fifth and Sixth ward fire companies. We would further recommend that the commissioners purchase a new hook and ladder truck immediately.as the onenow in use is unsafe. Respectfully submitted, John O'Mara, W. E. Walker, E. G. Mann. Fire Committee. Aid. Miller moved that the report be accepted and adopted. Carried. Tb the Common Councü : Your committee appointed to prepare the necessary amendments to the city charter submit herewith the following report : Fred A. Howlett, Thos. D. Kearney, W. J. Miller, E. G. Mann, Christian Martin. The report as submitted was read. Aid. Hall moved that the. report be accepted and adopted. Aid. Walker moved as an amendment that the board of public works be abolished, and that the proposed new charter be drawn to conform to this resolution. Aid. Herz moved that the whole matter be laid over until the next regular meeting. Carried. Aid. A. F. Martin moved that the report of the joint committees to which was referred the granting of a franchise to the Ann Arbor Street Railway company to extend its lines be taken from the table. Carried. Aid. Miller moved that the report be accepted and adopted. Yeas - Aid. Dieterle, Mann, Martin, Herz, Snow, Walker, O'Mara, Miller, Taylor, A. F. Martin, Hall, Pres. Howlett. Nays - None. By Aid. Mann. Resolved, that the T. H. Electric Co. be instructed to defer the placing of the electric light on South State street until farther orders from the Council. Yeas - Aid. Dieterle, Mann, Martin, Taylor, A. F. Martin, Hall. NayS - Aid. Herz, Snow, Walker, O'Mara, Miller, Pres. Howlett. Third reading of au Ordinance entitled, an Ordinance authorizing the Ann Arbor Street Railway company to extend its railway lines under the provisions of an Ordinance relative to Street Railways, adopted August i3th, 1888, and the amendments thereto. Shall this Ordinance pass? Yeas - Aid. Dieterle, Mann, Martin, Herz, Snow, Walker, O'Mara, Miller, Taylor, A. F. Martin, Hall, Pres. Howlett. Nays - None. By Aid. Miller. Resolved that the time for the collection of taxes be extended to the first day of March next. Carried. By Aid. Miller. Resolved that the Mayor and City Clerk be and are hereby authorized and directed to issue the hospital bonds and deposit them with the city treasurer, taking his receipt therefor, and that said treasurer sell the same to the highest bidder or bidders. Carried. By Aid. Miller. Resolved, that it is the sense of this council that no more cess pools be allowed to be built in our streets and the clerk notify the Board of Public Works and Street Commissioner of this resolution. Carried. Council then adiourned.