Minutes, 5 March 1842

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Saturday March 5th. 1842.
The City Col. met pursuant to Adjournment,— Meeting opened by Prayer,— Names of the Council were called, after the Minutes of the last Meeting had been read & approved of.—
<​1​> Petn. of D. Clough <​& others​> for opening Wells St., & <​also a​> Subscription paper, were referred to the Committee of Improvements.—
<​2.​> Petn. of & o[the]rs to have Kimble St. opened, was Refd to the Committee of Improvement.—
<​3​> Remonstce of Benjn Brown <​& ors​> agst opening Kimball St. was Refd to the Committee of Improvement.—
<​"​> Petn The last foregoing Petn. <​& ​> were Refd., upon Motion, to a Select Committee, & .— [p. 16]
Genl. J. Smith moved a Resoln. that when property is Sold at Sheriffs <​Marshals or Constables Sale under the ordinances of this ,​> Sale, the Persons having their Property Sold shall have the privilege to Redeem the same, by paying <​the Principal​> <​&c & fifteen per Cent on Principal, with​> Cost & Charges, within thirty days after Sale.— which Resolution was Carried upon Vote.—
<​5​> The Committee of Improvement to whom was referred a Petn. for the opening of a Street, running South from Parley to Lumber Street, between Chas Hubbard, Bently, Taylor &c., we ◊◊◊◊ <​reported, and​> Recommended <​that​> Sd. St. be called Rich Street, & that said Petn. be granted.—
The report was recd., & Adopted as Recommended.—
<​6​> The Committee of Improvement to whom was referred the list of Delinquents on Streets, <​reported, &​> Recommend, that said Delinquents be required to pay, or work out the amt. on the Streets, By the first of July next, in this Year.— which was Recd, & adopted.
<​7​> Resolved that those wells in or near the Centre of Streets, be Ordered to be filled up by the Owners within thirty days, otherwise to be done by the authorities of the at the owners expence, & that no well shall hereafter be dug in any Street, except by Order of the City Col., & also that all wells on the Sides of Streets shall be well & sufficiently curbed within twenty days, or be filled up as aforesaid, & that all excavations be fill’d up as aforesaid.
<​8​> The Committee of Improvement <​reported, &​> wd. recommend that the resoln. referred to them “that the St. running South East of Warsaw St., heretofore Ordered open, be discontinued at its junction with Knight St., instead of Mulholland St.”.— be granted, which Report was recd., & the Resoln. Carried.—
<​9​> The Committee of Improvement <​reported &​> wd. Recommend the <​following​> within Names be given to the within following numbered Streets, from Warsaw St., Eastward.— Which Report was in part, & Recd., & adopted.— to Wit 1 Fulmer, 2 Rich, 3 Green, 4 Barlow, 5 Winchester, 6 Brigham, 7 Bagby, 8 Spears, 9 Bennett, 10 Richard, 11 Sloan, 12 Marks.— [p. 17]
<​10​> Genl. J. Smith moved that the Inhabitants of this shall keep their Children at Home, except on lawful business, on Sundays, & from Skating on the Ice, & from marauding upon their Neighbours Property, & any Persons refusing to do the same, shall pay five Dollars Fine for every offence for the same & which Resoln. was carried Unanimously.
The Bill relative to Weights & Measures, was repassed, & two
Comes in here.
<​11​> The Committee on Improvements to whom was referred <​the​> Petn. for the opening of Wells St. from the , North, Reported, & Recommended sd. St. to be opened. which Report was Recd., & the Petn. Granted.—
<​12​> Upon Motion of Genl. it was Resolved that the City Collector, be Authorized to collect the City Tax.
<​13​> Resolved that so much of Warsaw St. as has been heretofore located, be removed farther Eastward, to Correspond with the City Survey.—
<​14​> The Select Committee to whom referred a Petn. for, & a agst., opening Kimball Street, Reported, & Recommended that so much of the Petn. be granted, as that Kimball St. be opened from Hibbards East Line, East to Barlow Street, which Report was recd., & adopted.—
<​15​> Resolved that it be the Rule of this Council to grant all Petitions from the Citizens of this , <​for the opening of Streets,​> at the expence of said Petrs., if there is no Remonstrance against the same by more than <​an​> equal <​number of​> Names.—
<​16​> Resolved that all the Laws & Ordinances passed by this City Council, up to this day inclusive, be published in pamphlet form, at the expence of the .
<​17​> Resolved that all Carrion be removed without the Bounds of this , <​or buried 3 feet under the surface of the Ground,​> by or at the expence of the Person or Persons owning the Animal when it Died, [p. 18]
The Bill in relation to the Registry of Deeds, & other Instruments of Writing was brought forward. The question was put “Shall the Bill be read a 3rd. time” & Carried Unanimously. & the Bill was read accordingly.—
The Vice Mayor spoke in Support of the Bill.
Colr. also spoke in Support.—
The Vice Mayor again spoke at length in favour of the Bill.—
The spoke in expln. of the Law of Registry.
Colr. moved that it be referred to the Committee on Municipal Laws, & same was Committed to them
It was afterwards put to vote, & carried, that the Council go into a Committee of the whole.
The Vice Mayor then took the Chair.—
The Bill was amended <​by the Committee,​> & Reported back, & Read.—
The took the Floor & spoke in favour <​of​> the Rights of the Col. to pass this ordinance in any of the forms it has been offered, & spoke at length.
The Vice Mayor spoke from the Chair, on the powers contained in the Charter, & so forth.—
Genl. spoke to consid[era]ble length in favour of the Bill, & The , , , & , spoke, & also used strong arguments in favour of the Bill.—
The Committee of the whole reported back the Bill as amended.— Amendment Carried by Vote.—
Question “shall the Bill pass” was put, & Carried.—
The Bill passed.— Title,— An Ordinance in Relation to the Registry of Deeds, & other Instruments of Writing.
(Comes in here)
The Vice Mayor was appointed Register, by Vote, by Ballot, To Wit.— For one,— one.— three— & Joseph Smith Vice Mayor Eighteen,— who was then declared duly Elected.—
Resolved that the Fees of the Recorder of Deeds & other Instruments of Writing shall be, for Recording one hundred Words fifteen Cents,— For Copies of the same twelve & one half Cents,— For every search of Record twelve & one half Cents,— Official Certificate of Seal, when requested, thirty seven & one half Cents,— for each Certificate without Seal, twenty five Cents,— Payable in all Cases in advance.—
Adjourned [p. 19]
Adjourned until the second Saturday in April next. [p. 20]

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