Puslinch Township Council

 Minutes of Council Meetings

June 3rd 1892 ─ December 15th 1899.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

A.D. 1892, June 3rd.

 

After Revision, the Council resumed ordinary business.  Instructions to Pathmasters, who were present, were issued, and posted to those who were absent.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Municipal Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to deposit the Municipal funds in one of the chartered banks in the City of Guelph, namely the Dominion Bank, the Bank of Commerce, the Trader’s Bank, or the Bank of Montreal.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, namely the accounts of Allan McIntyre for 2˝ cords of hardwood ─ $10.00, the Wilkinson Plough Company for 6 road scrapers ─ $51.00, and William Nicoll for freight on scrapers ─ $1.14.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the reports of the respective standing Road and Bridge committees be received, adopted, and engrossed.  The standing committee members for the south eastern division report that they have inspected the defects in roads and bridges, for which, aid has been solicited, and recommend the following expenditures, namely, for gravelling sideline between Lots 25 & 26 in the Gore ─ $35.00, for gravelling between Lots 15 & 16 in the 2nd Concession ─ $30.00, for cutting hill on the 2nd Concession at Lot 12 ─ $30.00, for cutting the hill in sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 2nd Concession ─ $30.00, for filling sinkhole at Lot 3 in the 2nd Concession on lake outlet ─ $30.00, for cutting and grading hill on the 3rd Concession at Lot 3 ─ $50.00, for cutting hill in the 3rd Concession at Lot 8 ─ $40.00, for cutting and grading hill in the sideline Lots 30 & 31, 8th Concession ─ $125.00, and for grading in the 10th Concession at Lots 33 & 34 ─ the sum of $50.00.  Your committee recommends an expenditure of $50.00 on the Beverly Townline, on condition that the Beverly Council grants an equivalent sum.   For a culvert in the sideline between Lots 35 & 36 in the 10th Concession ─ $8.00, for culverts in the 9th Concession in sideline between Lots 30 & 31 ─ $8.00.  In the meantime, your committee recommends that no action be taken in regard to the petition of Andrew Munroe and others, Duncan Martin and others, and Mr. Martin and others.  That the Clerk be instructed to notify the Beverly Council of the appropriation and the unsafe condition of three certain bridges at Lots 21 & 23 Gore.  That your committee be empowered to proceed with grading and gravelling the sideline between Lots 25 & 26 in the 8th Concession.  For gravelling the south half of the sideline between Lots 25 and 26 in the 2nd Concession. 

 

All of which is respectively submitted by the committee.

 

(signed) Allan Stewart & James M. Ellis

 

 

 

 

 

3.

The members of the standing committee for the north west division reported their inspection of roads and bridges in their division and recommend the following expenditures, namely, for gravelling the sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 5th Concession ─ $50.00, for gravelling on the Townline, near Krib’s Mill, ─ $25.00, providing that Council of Waterloo grants an equivalent sum for the same purpose, for cutting hill in the sideline between Lots 15 & 16 in the 4th Concession ─ $20.00, for cutting hill in the sideline between Lots 20 & 21 in the 4th Concession ─ $30.00, for ditching, grading, and gravelling the sideline between Lots 10 & 11 across the 3rd Concession ─ $250.00.  For gravelling the 9th Concession at Lots 19 & 20 ─ the sum of $35.00.  Cutting hill in the 9th Concession at Lot 15 ─ $20.00.  For gravelling rear of the 9th Concession, sideline between Lots 15 & 16 ─ $25.00, for cutting a hill in the 10th Concession at Lots 13 & 14 ─ $55.00, for gravelling in the 10th Concession at Lots 7 & 8 ─ $50.00, and for gravelling in the 11th Concession at Lot 11 ─ $15.00.

 

All of which is respectively submitted,

 

(signed) James Scott & James Hume

 

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday July 18th at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Township Council

July 18th 1892.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, Monday July 18th at 2 o’clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the petition of Wellwood Cowan and others, and Allan McDonald and others be referred to the Roads and Bridges committee for the south eastern division.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the account of T. J. Day, for minute book ─ $1.25, the account of Lewis Kribs for 160 yards of gravel supplied to the Pathmaster on the 4th Concession ─ $8.00, the account of Hugh Reid for 50 yards of gravel ─ $2.50, and the account of James Patterson for repairing culverts on the 3rd Concession at Lot 23 ─ $2.00.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the Reeve issue his order for $5.00 in favour of Thos. Aikens for extra work performed on the sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 2nd Concession.

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that whereas the Methodist Church, situate on the front half of Lot 9 in the 2nd Concession, has been erroneously assessed to a non resident private party who allowed the taxes to fall into arrears, and to be in due time returned to the County Treasurer, who in due course advertised the said lot for sale to pay the said arrear of taxes, that the Reeve be and is hereby authorized to release the said lot for the proper owners thereof.   

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday Aug. 22nd at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Township Council

August 22nd 1892.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday August 22nd at 2 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the lat meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the tender of Thos. Matherly for painting the Roots House and fence on the agricultural grounds at Aberfoyle, according to specifications, for $44.00, be accepted, and that the Clerk notify Mr. Matherly to have the painting finished on or before the 24th day of September next, under the supervision of the committee Messrs. Scott and Falconbridge.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that to the account of Edward Taylor, for placing five stops on gates on the agricultural grounds, $4.00 be paid, and that the Reeve issue his order for the same.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that a bylaw be now introduced to tax the township for County, School, and Municipal purposes, and that it be read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the bylaw taxing the township for County, School, and Municipal purposes be now read a third time, and passed.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that $30.00 be apportioned to gravel parts of the sideline between Lots 30 & 31 in the 10th Concession, and $30.00 for gravelling the 11th Concession at Lot 34, that the standing Road & Bridge Committee for the western division be instructed to have the sideline between Lots 15 & 16 in the 4th Concession put in a proper state of repair, that a sum of $30.00 be apportioned to open a connection between the sideline of Lots 10 & 11 in the 2nd Concession and the accommodation road, and $20.00 for gravelling parts of the sideline between Lots 15 & 16 in the Gore.  

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday October 10th at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Collector’s Roll for 1892

September 22nd 1892.

 

 

 

Amounts for County, School, & Municipal purposes:

$7620.53

 

 

Amounts for public schools:

$4290.51

 

 

Total:

$11910.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Township Council

 October 10th 1892.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday October 10th at 2 o’clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

A large and influential delegation, representing the provisional directors of the Hamilton, Waterdown, and Guelph Electric Railway Company Limited, appeared before the Council members, soliciting their consent to obtaining a charter for building an electric railway on some direct line through the municipality, hereafter to be located, to the City of Guelph.  The provisional directors purpose applying at once to the Lieutenant Governor in Council for a charter to build the said railway, and as the Legislative Assembly is not in session, they require the assents of the municipalities through which the railway passes as an appendix to their application.  The Council viewed the enterprise presented by the delegation favourably, and on motion of Mr. James M. Ellis, seconded by Mr. James Scott, the request of the delegation be and is hereby granted, that the Council members do approve of the proposed electric railway passing through the Municipality of Puslinch, and give their sanction for procuring a charter therefor to the provisional directors of the Hamilton, Waterdown, and Guelph Electric Railway Company Limited, and that a copy of this motion be forwarded to the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Reeve issue his order in favour of Peter Stewart, for ninety cents, for cutting thistles on the 4th Concession between Lots 16 & 22.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday Nov. 21st at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve.

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Township Council

November 21st 1892.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday November 21st at 2 o’ clock p.m. The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time to fix the time and place for nominating and voting for the election of Reeve, Deputy-Reeve, and three Councillors, and to appoint Deputy Returning officers for the year 1893.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the account of Charles Martin for 32 yards of gravel ─ $1.60, Norman Sparks for removing dead horse ─ $1.00, Innes and Davidson for printing and advertising ─ $42.45, H. Gummer for advertising ─ $5.95, Peter Mahon for supplying plank and repairing culverts on the sideline between Lots 20 & 21 in the 8th Concession ─ $1.00, Allan McDiarmid for 95 yards of gravel ─ $4.75, Wellington Mutual Fire Insurance Corporation assessment ─ $8.75, B. Falconbridge for postage and sundries ─ $16.12, George Gunther for coffin and shell for Mrs. Pearce ─ $16.00, L. McMaster for digging grave ─ $1.50, and Archibald McAlister for repairing bridge on sideline between Lots 5 & 6 in the 2nd Concession ─ 50 cents.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the bylaw fixing the time and place for nominating and electing Reeve, Deputy-Reeve, and three Councillors, and for appointing Deputy Returning officers be now read a third time and passed.

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that no action be taken on the application of the Hamilton Radial Electric Railway Corporation Limited in regard to obtaining a charter to extend their railway system through the municipality of Puslinch.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the caretaker be and is hereby instructed to procure half size curtains for the windows of the township hall.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Thursday Dec. 15th at 2 o’clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Township Council

December 15th 1892.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle on Thursday December 15th at 2 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, except Mr. James Scott, and the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the municipal treasurer be and is hereby authorized to pay all monies collected by law for general school purposes, together with the statutory requirements from the general funds of the township, to the Secretary Treasurer of each Board of School Trustees, and that the Reeve place his orders for payment of the increment of the Municipal Loan Fund, $40.00, to each school section in the Treasurer’s hands.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, Andrew Scott account for gravel ─ $5.25, P. Falconbridge for piling wood and teaming ─ $1.25, John Smith for repairing plough broken at statute labour ─ $2.50, Joseph Atkins for cutting hill at Morriston ─ $3.50, Board of Health yearly expenses ─ $20.00, and Sanitary Inspector’s salary ─ $38.50.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Treasurer’s annual financial statements be received and adopted, and that 200 copies thereof be printed for distribution to ratepayers.

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the Collector be and is hereby instructed to allow Mr. Thomas Welsh $1.00 on account of his dog tax.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the following petition be adopted and a copy thereof prepared and given to Mr. Guthrie, M.P.P, for presentation at the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly.

 

 

 

 

To the Honourable Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

 

The Petition of the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch humbly sheweth that, in the opinion of your petitioners, it would be to the interest of the agricultural class that markets should be abolished.  Your petitioners therefore humbly pray your honourable body to pass an act abolishing the right of any city, town, or incorporated village to collect market fees from farmers offering produce for sale.  And your petitioners, in duty bound, will ever pray.

 

 

 

On motion of Mr. Hume, the Reeve vacated and the Deputy-Reeve occupied the chair.

 

6.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the thanks of the Council be tendered to the Reeve for the able, courteous, and efficient manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of the Council during the past year.  The Reeve responded in a brief felicitous speech and the Council adjourned sine die.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Town Hall, Aberfoyle

Nomination of Reeve and Councillors

December 26th 1892.

 

Mr. Joseph Little, seconded by Mr. John A. Cockburn, nominated Mr. William Nicoll for Reeve.  Mr. John Worthington, seconded by Mr. John McPhee, nominated Mr. Allan Stewart for Deputy-Reeve.  The Reeve and Deputy-Reeve were elected by acclamation.

 

Mr. Joseph Little, seconded by Mr. Peter Mahon, nominated Mr. James H. Ellis for Councillor.  Mr. John A. Cockburn, seconded by Mr. John Murray, nominated Mr. James Hume for Councillor.  Mr. Edward Taylor, seconded by Mr. M. P. Doyle, nominated Mr. James Scott for Councillor.  Mr. John Gilchrist, seconded by Mr. Chas. Campbell, nominated Mr. Daniel McNaughton for Councillor.  Other nominations made were withdrawn and four candidates for the Council were referred to the Poll.

 

 

 

 

 

Election of Councillors

January 2nd 1893.

 

Statements at the close of the Poll:

 

Polling Subdivisions

1

2

3

4

5

Totals

 

James H. Ellis

16

53

42

8

100

219

 

James Hume

74

72

47

6

23

222

 

Daniel McNaughton

8

50

63

58

2

181

 

James Scott

59

94

65

13

38

269

 

 

Messrs. Ellis, Hume, and Scott declared elected.

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Township Council

January 16th 1893.

 

The inaugural meeting of the Council was held in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday January 16th at 11 o’ clock a.m.  The members elect were all present, namely, Messrs. William Nicoll, Reeve, Allan Stewart, Deputy-Reeve, James H. Ellis, James Hume, and James Scott, Councillors.  And having made and subscribed the “Declaration of Office and Qualification”, resumed their respective seats at the Council Board.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

The Reeve nominated and appointed Mr. R. B. Morrison, and the Council, Mr. John A. McDonald, auditors for the current year.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. James Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the Clerk’s accounts for municipal election expenses ─ $43.75, and the account of McKay Bros., of Hamilton, for window curtains for the Township Hall ─ $10.00.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time, to appoint a local Board of Health and a Sanitary Inspector for the current year.

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the bylaw appointing a local Board of Health and a Sanitary Inspector for the current year be now read a third time and passed.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday Feb. 6th at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Township Council

February 6th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday February 6th at 2 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the Council does not deem it advisable to take any action in regard to the petition of the Dominion Alliance, as the County Council has taken action in the matter, and that the Clerk be instructed to report no action to the Secretary of the Dominion Alliance.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the Auditors’ Report be received and adopted, and that the Reeve issue his orders for payment of $5.00 each to the auditors.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the sum of two dollars and forty cents be paid to John Swartzenberger for four days statute labour, performed on the 9th Concession at Lot 12, and that the Reeve issue his order for the same.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the account of Hart and Riddle for blank stationery ─ $12.29, the account of Lewis Kribs for plank supplied for foot way and bridge ─ $4.60.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that Pelham Falconbridge be and is hereby appointed caretaker of the Township Hall for the current year at a salary of $20.00 and perquisites as heretofore.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday March 13th at 10 o’ clock a.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Township of Puslinch Accounts for 1892

 

B. Falconbridge, Treasurer, re accounts with the Township of Puslinch:

 

 A.D. 1892.

Receipts

 

Jan. 1st

Balance on hand per auditors’ report

$768.63

Jan. 2nd

John Smith - Collector on accounts of taxes for 1891

$1380.00

Jan. 11th

John Smith - Collector on accounts of taxes for 1891

$1500.00

Jan. 30th

John Smith - Collector on accounts of taxes for 1891

$212.00

Feb. 8th

B. Falconbridge – rents of Town Hall to date

$14.44

Feb. 25th

John Smith - Collector on accounts of taxes for 1891

$200.93

May 31st

W. S. Cowan – on a/c of license fund 1892-1893

$112.00

May 31st

Bank of Commerce interest on special deposit

$36.84

May 31st

Bank of Commerce interest on open account

$20.54

June 16th

W. S. Cowan final distribution license fund for 1892

$23.65

June 18th

Bank of Commerce interest on special deposit

$3.87

June 18th

Amount of special deposits to date

$2111.44

July 18th

Robert Douglas for tree on road – 3rd Concession

$2.00

July 18th

Wm. Reynolds – Legislative grant to schools 1892

$418.00

July 28th

Wm. Nicoll grant to Waterloo Town line

$50.00

 

To amount carried forward

$6854.34

 

 

 

 

 

Receipts (continued)

 

A.D. 1892

To amount brought forward

$6854.34

July 28th

Wm. Nicoll – County grant to Beverly Town line

$100.00

Oct. 11th

Traders Bank for Township purposes

$1000.00

Oct. 25th

Wm. Reynolds – non residents land taxes

$40.25

Nov. 3rd

Guelph Township – half cost of repairs on Town line

$28.50

Nov. 3rd

John Smith – Collector on a/c of taxes for 1892

$300.00

Nov. 16th

John Smith – Collector on a/c of taxes for 1892

$285.00

Nov. 26th

John Smith – Collector on a/c of taxes for 1892

$370.00

Dec. 1st

Traders Bank – interest on special deposit

$36.73

Dec. 1st

Traders Bank – interest on open account

$12.03

Dec. 8th

John Smith – Collector on a/c of taxes for 1892

$1840.00

Dec. 12th

John Smith – Collector on a/c of taxes for 1892

$160.00

Dec. 12th

John Smith – Collector on a/c of taxes for 1892

$1444.00

Dec. 14th

John Smith – Collector on a/c of taxes for 1892

$437.00

 

Total

$12907.85

 

 

 

 

 

A.D. 1892.

Payments

 

Jan. 6th

Wm. Reynolds on account of County rates

$1380.00

Jan. 15th

Wm. Reynolds in full of County Rates for 1891

$60.66

Jan. 19th

Innes & Davidson - for printing

$21.50

Jan. 19th

Bank of Commerce – a deposit

$1000.00

Jan. 19th

B. Falconbridge – two lamps for Hall

$14.50

Jan. 22nd

James McLean – election expenses

$43.60

Jan. 23rd

R. G. Strachan – refund of taxes equivalent to G. Grant

(G. may be abbreviation for Government.)

$25.00

Feb. 8th

P. Falconbridge caretaker – his salary

$20.00

Feb. 8th

John Smith – Collector – Collector’s receipts

$4.00

Feb. 8th

John Smith – Collector – for 130 yards of gravel

$6.50

Feb. 8th

Messrs. Morison & McDonald - auditors

$10.00

Feb. 13th

Hart & Co., Toronto, for stationery

$10.50

Feb. 24th

E. Newton – grant to General Hospital

$60.00

Feb. 24th

Jas. May – grant to St. Joseph’s Hospital

$40.00

Feb. 25th

John Smith – Collector – his salary

$95.00

Feb. 25th

Trustees of 11 schools – Municipal grants

$575.60

Feb. 25th

Trustees of S.S. #7 – Municipal grant

$24.40

 

To amount carried forward

$3391.26

 

 

 

 

 

Payments (continued)

 

A.D. 1892

To amount brought forward

$3391.26

Feb. 25th

James McLean – Clerk – for registration

$12.00

Mar. 7th

Treasurer of Nassagaweya – a half contract on Townline

$25.00

Mar. 7th

John Blake – for 25 yards of gravel

$1.25

Apr. 18th

Wm. Laur – repairs on Killean bridge

$103.94

Apr. 26th

James McLean – new fence at Township Hall

$54.60

May 27th

James E. McLean – Assessor – his salary

$105.00

May 28th

Wm. Leslie – building culvert at Lot 6, 10th Conc.

$3.00

June 3rd

M. P. Doyle –repairs to road scraper

0.75

June 3rd

Wm. Nicoll – freight on road scraper

$1.14

June 4th

A. McIntyre - 2˝ cords of wood for Town Hall

$10.00

June 16th

Wilkinson Plough Company – for six scrapers

$51.00

June 18th

Traders Bank deposit to credit of township

$2115.31

July 4th

D. Kennedy – building culvert, Lot 30, 9th Concession

$13.00

July 8th

Joseph Foster – gravelling at Lots 10 & 11, 5th Con.

$46.20

July 8th

N. Thompson – superintending at Lots 10 & 11, 5th Con.

$6.20

July 9th

J. A. Ord – cutting hill at Lot 8, 3rd Concession

$36.67

 

 

 

 

 

Payments (continued)

 

July 13th

A. McPherson gravelling sideline at Lots 25 & 26, 2nd Con.

$26.60

July 18th

D. Holm for gravel and surface damage

$4.65

July 18th

Thos. Barrett – 180 yards of gravel on the given road

$9.00

July 18th

Lewis Kribs – 160 yards of gravel for township purposes

$8.00

July 18th

Hugh Reid – 50 yards of gravel at Lots 23 & 24 in the 8th Con.

$2.50

July 18th

Robert Douglas – 80 yards of gravel on the 3rd Concession

$4.00

July 18th

J. F. McPherson – gravelling sideline at Lots 25 & 26, Gore

$30.00

July 18th

Wellington Ellis – repairs on sink hole at Lot 6 in the 2nd Con.

$3.75

July 18th

Wm. Ross – filling sink hole at Lot 6 in the 2nd Concession

$17.00

July 18th

Joseph Little superintending grading hill, 3rd Concession

$5.00

July 18th

John McDonald – removing stumps, sideline Lots 10 & 11, 2nd Con.

$2.00

July 18th

C. Zimmerman – putting timber in sink hole in 2nd Con.

$13.75

July 18th

S. Panabecker – superintending gravelling Waterloo Townline

$4.50

July 18th

Jas. Moran – spreading gravel, sideline at Lots 15 & 16, 4th Con.

$2.88

July 18th

Wm. Moran – cutting hill at Lot 16 in the 4th Concession

$8.00

July 18th

Thos. Aikens – gravelling Waterloo Townline

$46.20

July 18th

Thos. Aikens – cutting hill on the sideline at Lots 15 & 16 in the 4th Concession

$36.96

 

To amount carried forward

$6201.11

 

 

 

 

 

Payments (continued)

 

A.D. 1892

To amounts brought forward

$6201.11

July 18th

James Patterson – repairing culvert at Lot 23, 3rd Concession

$2.00

July 18th

J. F. McPherson – grading at Lot 35 in the 10th Concession

$9.50

July 18th

Duncan Martin – building culvert, sideline at Lots 35 & 36, 10th Concession.

$10.00

July 18th

Wm. Paddock – gravelling at sinkhole in 2nd Concession

$7.36

July 18th

Wm. Paddock – grading at Lot 12 in the 2nd Concession

$21.00

July 18th

J. A. Ord – grading at Lots 33 & 34 in the 10th Concession

$21.25

July 18th

John Bell – cutting hill & building culvert, Lot 14, 10th Con.

$48.00

July 18th

John Bell – gravelling at Lot 13, 11th Concession

$13.20

July 18th

Isaac Hume – spreading gravel, Lot 13, 11th Concession

$2.25

July 18th

Thomas Aikens – cutting hill on sideline, Lots 10 & 11, 2nd Con.

$15.00

July 18th

Thomas Aikens – grading at Lot 3, 3rd Concession

$23.50

July 18th

Thos. Aikens – extra work on sideline, Lots 10 & 11, 2nd Con.

$5.00

July 18th

James McLean – Clerk – new minute book

$1.25

 

 

 

 

 

Payments (continued)

 

Aug. 6th

D. Stewart – superintending cutting hill, sideline Lots 30 & 31, 8th Concession.

$11.81

Aug. 22nd

A. McPhatter – cutting hill, Beverly line, County grant (half share)

$7.50

Aug. 22nd

J. F. McPherson – building culvert, Lot 30, 10th Concession

$11.50

Aug. 22nd

Robert Sim – building bridge, Beverly line, County grant (half share)

$7.50

Aug. 22nd

J. F. McPherson – building bridge, Beverly line, County grant

$6.20

Aug. 22nd

A. Ord, cutting hill, sideline Lots 30 & 31, 8th Concession

$13.10

Aug. 22nd

E. Taylor – stops for gates on hall grounds

$1.00

Sept. 16th

Thos. Matherly – painting fence, roots shed, & extras

$45.00

Sept. 21st

J. F. McPherson – gravelling sideline, Lots 15 & 16, 2nd Con.

$21.50

Sept. 21st

Trustees Legislative grant to schools

$418.00

Sept. 28th

W. Reid – gravelling at Lots 19 & 20, 9th Concession

$33.57

Oct. 4th

John Bell – gravelling at Lot 7 in the 10th Concession

$50.00

Oct. 4th

Walter Cook – spreading gravel at Lot 7 in the 10th Con.

$5.63

Oct. 10th

A. Ord – cutting hill, sideline Lots 15 & 16, 9th Concession

$25.00

Oct 10th

A. Ord – cutting hill at Lot 15, 9th Concession

$16.00

Oct. 10th

Thos. Clark – gravel at Lot 25 in the 11th Concession

$4.00

Oct. 10th

D. McFarlane – spreading gravel, Lots 25 & 26 in the 2nd Con.

$3.38

Oct. 10th

Joseph Little – building bridge, sideline at Lots 10 & 11, 3rd Con.

$20.00

 

To amount carried forward

$7274.99

 

 

 

 

 

Payments (continued)

 

A.D. 1892

To amount carried forward

$7274.99

Oct. 10th

Joseph Little – grading & gravelling, Lots 10 & 11, 2nd Con.

$7.00

Oct 10th

Peter Stewart – spreading gravel on the 4th Concession

$3.94

Oct. 10th

Peter Stewart – cutting thistles, Lots 16 to 22, 4th Con.

$0.90

Oct. 10th

C. Zimmerman – cutting & grading sideline, Lots 10 & 11, 2nd Concession.

$22.50

Oct. 10th

C. Henderson – spreading gravel, sideline, Lots 25 & 26, Gore

$6.25

Oct. 10th

Neil Campbell – stoning & gravelling, Lot 28, 11th Concession

$22.50

Oct. 10th

Ed. Murphy – spreading gravel, sideline, Lots 10 & 11, 3rd Con

$19.70

Oct. 10th

Jas. Aikens – spreading gravel, sideline, Lots 15 & 16, 2nd Concession

$7.88

Oct. 10th

Thos. Aikens, cutting hill, sideline, Lots 15 & 16, 4th Con.

$24.00

Oct. 10th

Thos. Aikens – grading sideline, Lots 10 & 11, 3rd Con.

($4.00 seems more likely.)

$400.00

Oct 10th

J. Worthington – spreading gravel, Lot 20, 9th Con.

$3.38

Oct. 15th

J. Milroy - gravel for Waterloo Townline

$1.38

Oct. 15th

D. McMillan – gravelling on sideline, Lots 15 & 16 Gore

$20.00

Oct. 15th

Jas. McDonald – repairing Killean bridge

$4.00

Oct. 15th

Hugh Currie – 50 yards of gravel for 1st Concession, Lot 15

$2.50

Oct 21st

James McLean – selecting jury lists

$12.00

Oct. 25th

R. Sims – 397 yards gravel, Beverly line, County grant, (half order)

$39.70

 

 

 

 

 

Payments (continued)

 

Oct. 25th

Jas. McPherson, superintending gravelling, Beverly line, County grant, (half order)

$7.31

Nov. 4th

D. Martin – superintending gravelling, sideline Lots 30 & 31, 10th Concession

$8.44

Nov. 4th

D. Kennedy – gravelling sideline, Lots 30 & 31, 10th Con.

$40.00

Nov. 11th

A. Ord – ditching Lots 25 & 26, 8th Concession

$50.00

Nov. 18th

E. Ramsay – gravelling Beverly line, County grant, (half)

$15.50

Nov. 21st

Thos. Aikens – gravelling sideline, Lots 10 & 11, 3rd Con.

$76.00

Nov. 21st

Joseph Mason – superintending gravelling. Lots 10 & 11, 3rd Concession

$5.63

Nov. 21st

Chas. Martin – 32 yards of gravel supplied township

$1.60

Nov. 21st

Norman Sparks – removing dead horse off highway

$1.00

Nov. 21st

D. McGeachy – building culvert Beverly line, County grant, (half)

$2.00

Nov. 21st

D. Milroy – superintending building culverts, Beverly line

$1.50

Nov. 21st

Allan McDiarmid – 95 yards gravel supplied township

$4.75

Nov. 21st

G. Guenther – coffin & shell for Mrs. Pearce (an indigent)

$16.00

Nov. 21st

L. McMaster – digging grave for Mrs. Pearce

$1.50

Nov. 21st

A. McAllister – repairing bridge, sideline Lots 5 & 6, 2nd Con.

$0.50

Nov. 21st

J. Worthington – spreading gravel at Lot 20 in the 9th Con.

$0.57

 

To amount carried forward

$8104.92

 

 

 

 

 

Payments (continued)

 

A.D. 1892

To amount brought forward

$8104.92

Nov. 21st

J. McLean – to pay Councillors

$200.00

Nov. 21st

P. Mahon – plank & repair culvert, Lots 20 & 21, 8th Con.

$1.00

Nov. 21st

B. Falconbridge – coal oil, postage, etcetera

$16.12

Nov. 26th

Chas. Dandson – insurance assessment

$8.75

Nov. 26th

Innes & Davidson Municipal printing

$42.45

Nov. 26th

H. Gummer Municipal printing

$5.95

Nov. 30th

A. Ord – ditching – logging – building culvert, etcetera at Lots 25 & 26, 8th Concession

$150.50

Dec. 1st

Traders Bank saving a deposit

$36.73

Dec. 7th

J. F. McPherson – gravelling at Lot 34, 11th Con.

 

Dec. 12th

A. McKenzie – Public School taxes and grant for S.S. No. 10

$256.17

Dec. 13th

A. McCaig – Public School taxes and grant for S.S. No. 5

$389.03

Dec. 13th

James McLean – his salary

$220.00

Dec. 13th

B. Falconbridge – his salary

$110.00

Dec.14th

A. Marshall – Public School taxes and grant for S.S. No. 8

$770.98

Dec. 14th

Balance on hand

$2561.65

 

 

$12907.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Statement of Financial Account,

Up to and Including December 14th 1892.

 

 

Balance on hand per auditors’ report

$768.63

 

 

Taxes in full for 1891

$3292.93

 

 

Rents for hall

$14.44

 

 

Licenses

$135.65

 

 

Interest

$110.01

 

 

Tree sold

$2.00

 

 

Legislative grant to schools

$418.00

 

 

County grants to township lines

$150.00

 

 

Bank of Commerce funds withdrawn

$2111.44

 

 

Traders Bank township purposes

$1000.00

 

 

Non residents taxes

$40.25

 

 

Guelph Township share of work on townline

$2_.50

 

 

Taxes on a/c of 1892

$4836.00

 

 

Total

$12907.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments

 

A.D. 1892

 

 

 

Dec. 15th

County in full for 1891

$1440.66

 

 

Printing

$69.90

 

 

Bank of Commerce saving

$1000.00

 

 

Town Hall lamps, fencing, painting, etcetera

$125.10

 

 

Election expenses

$43.60

 

 

Taxes refunded P.S. S.S. No. 3

$25.00

 

 

Salaries

$784.00

 

 

Stationery

$31.87

 

 

Roads and bridges

$2113.60

 

 

Grant to General Hospital Guelph

$60.00

 

 

Grant to St. Joseph’s Hospital Guelph

$40.00

 

 

Municipal grant to schools

$600.00

 

 

Traders Saving Bank

$2152.04

 

 

Legislative grant to schools

$418.00

 

 

Relief or burial of indigents

$17.50

 

 

Insurance

$8.75

 

 

Public School rates & Statutory grant

$1416.18

 

 

Balance on hand

$2561.65

 

 

Total

$12907.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets and Liabilities of the Township of Puslinch

On the 14th 0f December 1892.

 

 

Land, buildings, furniture, etcetera

$2500.00

 

 

Cash in Traders Bank drawing interest

$1152.04

 

 

Cash on hand

$2561.65

 

 

Taxes outstanding

$7075.04

 

 

Total

$13288.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total amount of rolls

$11911.04

 

 

Cash received from Collector

$4836.00

 

 

 

$7075.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement from the 15th to the 31st of December 1892.

 

A.D. 1892

 

 

Dec. 31st

Balance on hand as per statement Dec. 15th 1892.

$2561.65

Dec. 19th

John Smith – Collector – on a/c of taxes for 1892

$1855.00

Dec. 26th

John Smith – Collector – on a/c of taxes for 1892

$1560.00

Dec. 30th

John Smith – Collector – on a/c of taxes for 1892

$250.00

 

 

$6226.65

 

 

 

 

 

Payments

 

Dec. 15th

A. Scott – gravel for use of municipality

$5.25

Dec. 15th

J. Aikens – cutting hill at Morriston

$3.50

Dec. 15th

Wellwood Cowan – spreading gravel at Lot 34, 11th Con.

$3.94

Dec. 15th

John Smith – repairing plough broken at statute labour

$2.50

Dec. 15th

M. Elliott – building culvert on the Beverly line

$3.00

Dec. 15th

A. Mason – for pulling stumps

$21.00

Dec. 15th

P. Falconbridge – piling wood and teaming

$1.25

Dec. 15th

James McLean – expenses of Board of Health

$58.50

Dec. 15th

J. McRobbie – taxes and grant for S.S. No. 6

$290.32

Dec. 15th

W. G. Leslie taxes and grant for S.S. No. 1

$403.50

Dec. 17th

M. P. Doyle – taxes and grant for S.S. No. 3

$301.82

Dec. 17th

D. Campbell taxes and grant for S.S. No. 9

$610.03

Dec. 17th

Capel Reeve – taxes and grant for S.S. No. 11

$350.48

Dec. 17th

R. McLean – taxes and grant for P.S. S.S. No. 3

$260.11

Dec. 17th

R. Yates – taxes and grant for S.S. No. 2

$827.57

Dec. 19th

J. Blair – taxes and grant for S.S. No. 4

$436.44

Dec. 19th

E. Panabecker – taxes and grant for S.S. No. 12

$349.01

Dec. 26th

J. Scott – taxes and grant for S.S. No. 4

$295.05

Dec. 26th

Jas. McCartney – spreading gravel at Lot 25, 8th Concession

$19.12

Dec. 26th

W. A. Borthwick – gravelling at Lot 25, 8th Concession

$147.75

Dec. 28th

Wm. Reynolds – County rates

$1000.00

Dec. 28th

Wm. Reynolds – County rates

$500.00

Dec. 31st

Balance on hand

$336.51

 

 

$6226.65

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Statement from the 15th to the 31st of December 1892

 

A.D. 1892

Receipts

 

Dec. 31st

Balance per statement to Council

$2561.65

 

Taxes on account for 1892

$3665.00

 

 

$6226.65

 

Payments

 

 

Roads and bridges

$206.06

 

Town Hall – piling wood, etcetera

$1.25

 

Board of Health

$58.50

 

Public schools rates and grants

$4124.33

 

County rates

$1500.00

 

Balance on hand

$336.51

 

 

$6226.65

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets & Liabilities of the Township - Dec. 31st 1892.

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

Lands, buildings, furniture, etcetera

$2500.00

 

Cash in Traders Bank

$1152.04

 

Cash on hand

$336.51

 

Taxes outstanding

$3410.04

 

 

$7398.59

 

 

 

 

Total amount of rolls

$11911.04

 

 

Cash received from Collector

$8501.00

 

 

 

$3410.04

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

Municipal grant to schools

$600.00

 

County rates (balance)

$1841.79

 

Collector’s salary 1892

$95.00

 

Excess

$4861.80

 

 

$7398.59

 

 

 

 

 

A.D. 1892.

Municipal Loan or School Fund  to Dec. 14th 1892

 

 

 

 

 

Receipts

 

Jan. 1st

Balance on hand per auditors’ report

$434.00

Jan. 5th

Guelph & Ontario Investment & Saving Society

$122.15

Jan. 15th

Interest on certain mortgages

$132.28

Apr. 2nd

Interest on certain mortgages

$32.40

July 8th

Guelph & Ont. Investment & Saving Society - interest

$130.14

 

 

$850.97

 

Payments

 

Jan. 19th

Guelph & Ont. Investment & Saving Society debenture

$390.00

Dec. 14th

Balance on hand

$460.97

 

 

$850.97

 

 

 

 

Assets & Liabilities of Loan Fund to Dec. 14th

 

 

Two mortgages - $540 & $2200

$2740.00

 

Two debentures – S.S. No. 2

$800.00

 

One debenture – S.S. No. 9

$1190.00

 

Eight debentures – Guelph & Ont. Investment & Saving Soc.

$5275.80

 

Interest on debenture – S.S. No. 9

$119.40

 

Cash on hand

$460.97

 

 

$10586.17

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

Thirteen schools to pay

$480.00

 

Excess

$10106.17

 

 

$10586.17

 

 

 

 

 

A.D. 1892

Municipal Loan Fund from the 15th to the 31st of December

 

 

 

 

 

Receipts

 

Dec. 15th

Balance on hand per statement to Council

$460.97

Dec. 17th

D. Campbell – 4th instmt. (instalment) Deb. No. 4, S.S. No. 9

$170.00

Dec. 17th

D. Campbell – interest on Debenture No. 4, S.S. No. 9

$71.40

Dec. 17th

R. Yates – interest on Debentures No. 3 & 4, S.S. No. 2

$48.00

 

 

$750.37

 

 

 

A. D. 1892

Payments

 

Dec. 16th

W. G. Leslie – surplus to S.S. No. 1

$40.00

Dec. 16th

A. McKenzie – surplus to S.S. No. 10

$40.00

Dec. 17th

M. P. Doyle – surplus to S.S. No. 3

$20.00

Dec. 17th

Robert McLean – surplus to P.S. No. 3

$20.00

Dec. 17th

D. Campbell – surplus to S.S. No. 9

$40.00

Dec. 17th

R. Yates – surplus to S.S. No. 2

$40.00

Dec. 17th

Capel Reeve – surplus to S. S. No. 11

$40.00

Dec. 19th

Jas. Blair – surplus to S.S. No. 4

$40.00

Dec. 19th

A. McCaig – surplus to S.S. No. 5

$40.00

Dec. 19th

E. Panabecker – surplus for S.S. No. 12

$40.00

Dec. 24th

J. McRobbie – surplus for S.S. No. 6

$40.00

Dec. 26th

J. Scott – surplus for S.S. No. 7

$40.00

Dec. 26th

A. Marshall – surplus for S.S. No. 8

$40.00

 

Cash on hand

$270.37

 

 

$750.37

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets & Liabilities of the Municipal Loan Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

Two mortgages - $540 & $2200

$2740.00

 

Debentures - S.S. No. 2

$800.00

 

One debenture – S.S. No. 9

$1020.00

 

Eight debentures – Guelph & Ont. Investment & Saving Soc.

$5275.80

 

Cash on hand

$270.37

 

 

$10106.17

 

 

 

 

Liabilities ─ Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

____ Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch

This is to certify that we have, this day, audited the accounts of the Township of Puslinch, up to December 31st 1892, have compared the vouchers with the payments made, and examined the different assets, and found the same quite correct, as per the Treasurer’s statement.

 

(signed by) John A. McDonald & R. B. Morison (auditors)

Aberfoyle, Feb. 3rd 1893.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 13th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday March 13th at 10 o’ clock a.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that whereas the Hamilton, Waterdown and Guelph Electric Railway Company (Limited) and the Hamilton Radial Electric Railway Company Limited are both applying for incorporation for the purpose of building an electric railway from Hamilton to Guelph, and whereas we believe that it would not be beneficial to this township that both the said companies should be incorporated, be it therefore, and the same is hereby resolved that the Council of the Municipal Corporation of the Township of Puslinch is opposed to the incorporation of the Hamilton Radial Electric Railway Company Limited, either by letters patent or by any Acts or Bill of the Ontario Legislature.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time, to appoint overseers of highways, fence viewers and pound-keepers, to serve in and for the Municipality of Puslinch for the current year.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that Bylaw No. 325, to appoint Pathmasters, Fence Viewers, and Pound-keepers for the Municipality of Puslinch for the current year be now read a third time and passed.

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the portion of taxes levied and collected as an equivalent to the government grants to schools has been paid by the ratepayers of Protestant Separate School Section No. 3, amounting in the aggregate to $25.00, and as the said Protestant Separate School is debarred from receiving a share of the Municipal School Fund, it is expedient and necessary to refund to the Board of School Trustees, of the said school, the sum of $25.00, to be expended for school purposes as the law directs.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the account of Innes and Davidson, for printing and advertising ─ $13.50, Joseph Mason, for repairing roadway on sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 2nd Concession ─ $1.13, Archibald Ramsay, for building culvert on Beverly Townline at Lot 3 ─ $5.00, Beverly Council to pay one half thereof, and the account of John Smith, Collector, for blank receipts ─ $1.50.

 

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday May 29th at 10 o’ clock a.m., and constitute as a Court of revision, and after Revision, for general business.

 

(signed by) Allan Stewart ─ Deputy-Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Township of Puslinch

May 29th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday May 29th at 10 o’ clock a.m., members present Messrs. Allan Stewart, Deputy-Reeve, and James H. Ellis, James Hume, and James Scott, Councillors, and being duly sworn, constituted as a Court of Revision, the Deputy-Reeve in the chair.

 

The following appeals were heard and determined, namely, the appeal of Mrs. Mary Kinsella, assessed for dog, which was returned to its owner ─ struck of the Roll, George Howard, assessed for dog, dog destroyed ─ struck off the Roll, Thomas Warren, assessed for dog, dog lost and cannot be found ─ struck off the Roll, Conrad Swartzenberg, assessed for dog, dog destroyed ─ struck off Roll, Thomas Clark, assessed for dog, dog shot ─ struck off the Roll, Thomas Petty, assessed for dog, dog destroyed ─ struck of the Roll, Neil McPhatter, assessed for dog, dog shot ─ struck off the Roll, Blair Falconbridge, assessed for dog, dog destroyed ─ struck off the Roll, Jacob Schultz, over assessment ─ assessment reduced $200.00

 

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Assessment Roll, as now revised, be confirmed.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

June 5th 1893.

 

 

 

 

 

Township of Puslinch

May 29th 1893.

 

1.

Immediately after revision, the Council resumed ordinary business.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.  Instructions were issued to Pathmasters who were present and mailed to the absent ones.  On motion of Messrs. Scott and Hume, an order was given to the Assessor for $105.00, being his yearly salary.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the name of James Ross be substituted for the name of Wm. Ross as Pathmaster on Road Division No. 30, that the name of Ronald McCormick be substituted for the name of Robert McCormick as Pathmaster on Road Division No. 18, and that John W. Gilchrist be appointed Pathmaster on the sideline between Lots 10 & 11, being Road Division No. 31, and that the statute labour of Robert Little, Wm. Jas. Little, John W. Gilchrist, James Devine, John L. Devine, and James E. Devine be transferred from Road Division No. 32 to Road Division No. 31.

 

3.

Moved by James H. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the tender of J. S. Lehman, $6.25 for the season’s pasture of the Town Hall grounds, be accepted, the Lessee to cut and keep under all noxious weeds, in accordance with the Act to prevent the spread of noxious weeds, and that Messrs James Scott and Pelham Falconbridge be and are hereby appointed a committee to let and oversee necessary repair to the Hall ground fence.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the several petitions now read be referred to the respective Standing Road & Bridge Committees, namely the petitions of John A. Cockburn and others, James L____ (possibly Lennie) and others, Archibald McCormick and others, Moses Burns and others, John C. Smith and others, James Starkey and others, John Iles and others, Peter Laing and others, Archibald McKenzie and others, Donald McCormick and others, George Collins and others, Archibald McAllister and others, Charles Schaumberg and others, and William Anderson and others.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that Messrs. Allan Stewart, James Scott, and Pelham Falconbridge be and are hereby appointed a committee to advertise for and receive tenders for shingling the Township Hall and Council Room, tenders to be received and submitted to the Council at its next meeting.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday June 5th, at 6 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

5th June 1893.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 5th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday June 5th, at 6 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the Reeve issue his order for $3.00 in favour of John Bell for repairing culverts in the 10th Concession at Lot 12.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that George G. Lamb be and is hereby appointed Overseer for Road Division No. 110.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the report of the Standing Road & Bridge Committee, now submitted, be received and adopted.  The report of the Road & Bridge Committee for the eastern division recommends the following expenditures, 1st ─ the sum of $25.00 to gravel on the sideline between Lots 15 & 16 in the 2nd Concession, 2nd ─ the sum of $20.00 to gravel on the 2nd Concession at Lots 14 & 15, 3rd ─ the sum of $50.00 to cut hills on the sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 2nd Concession, 4th ─ the sum of $15.00 for ditching on the 3rd Concession at Lot 10, 5th ─ the sum of $30.00 for grading the hill at Lot 2 in the 3rd Concession, 6th ─ the sum of $20.00 to cut and grade hill between Lots 5 & 6, rear of the 2nd Concession, 7th ─ the sum of $45.00 to cut and grade the hill between Lots 10 & 11 in the Gore, 8th ─ the sum of $15.00 to straighten the road and build culverts at Lot 20 on Beverly Townline, Beverly to grant an equivalent sum, 9th ─ the sum of $35.00 to build culverts and gravelling on the 1st Concession at Lots 16 & 17, 10th ─ the sum of $40.00 to gravel on the sideline between Lots 35 & 36, rear of the 10th Concession, 11th ─ In re opening the sideline between Lots 20 & 21 in the 1st Concession, your committee cannot recommend any action in the meantime.

 

All of which is respectively submitted,

 (signed) Allan Stewart & James H. Ellis (committee)

 

 

 

 

 

3.

The report of the Road & Bridge Committee for the western division recommends the following expenditures, for cutting two hills at Lots 15 & 17 in the 7th Concession ─ the sum of $50.00, for gravelling between Lots 15 & 16 in the 3rd Concession ─ the sum of $40.00, that is, to say, apart from the portion of the road known as Moran’s sinkhole, which swallows 240 yards of gravel per annum.  Your committee recommends that the surveyor be instructed to take levels and locate a drain to carry off the water, which is now about twelve feet deep on the west side of the road.  For gravelling between Lots 15 & 16 in the 5th Concession ─ the sum of $50.00, for building another bridge on the sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 5th Concession, near Glennie’s bridge, ─ the sum of $100.00.  At present, the road in this quarter is unsafe for traffic, and at high water, dangerous.  For repairing culverts and gravelling at Lot 16 in the 8th Concession ─ the sum of $40.00.  For Cutting hill at Lot 16 in the 7th Concession ─ the sum of $50.00  For cutting hill at Lot 18 in the 10th Concession ─ the sum of $50.00.  For repairing culverts on sideline between Lots 15 & 16 in the 10th Concession ─ the sum of $8.00.  For repairing two culverts on the sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 10th Concession ─ the sum of $8.00.  For grading and gravelling at Lot 11 in the 11th Concession ─ the sum of $25.00.  For cutting hills on sideline between Lots 6 & 7 in the 11th Concession ─ the sum of $35.00.  For grading and gravelling the given road on Lot 6 at the 9th Concession ─ the sum of $50.00.  Your committee recommends that no action be taken on the petition of Philip Cassin and others in re sideline between Lots 15 & 16 in the 9th Concession, at present.

 

All of which is respectfully submitted,

(signed) James Scott & James Hume (committee)

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the petition of Robert Little and others and the petition of Martin Spruhan and others be referred to the western Road & Bridge Committee.

 

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the account of Donald McKenzie for repairing the show ground fence, $2.75, be paid and that the Reeve issue his order for the same.

 

6.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the tender of Donald McKenzie for shingling the Township Hall and Council Room, with cedar shingles, according to specification, be accepted.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday July 17th at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 17th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday July 17th, at 2 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of Daniel Holmes for 53 loads of gravel ─ $2.65, Andrew Scott, 194 yards of gravel ─ $9.70, Peter McLean, 1550 feet cedar at $16.00 per  ___ (1,000 feet, possibly) ─ $24.80, H. Gummer for advertising Court of Revision and voters lists ─ $5.95, Innes & Davidson, Pathmasters’ schedules printing and advertising ─ $44.40, E. Taylor, repairing statute labour plough for Mr. Mason ─ $1.00, Amos Bickley, for repairing statute labour plough for Mr. Cassin ─ $3.50, The Wilkinson Plough Company, for six road scrapers ─ $51.00, John Laing, for 38 loads of gravel ─ $1.90, and for surface damage ─ $1.50, William Smith, for repairing culvert at Lot 7 in the 5th Concession ─ $8.00, J. Swartzenberg, for six days statute labour ─ $3.60, and Pelham Falconbridge, for freight and teaming ─ $1.85.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that Martin Spruhan be paid $9.00 for building culverts between Lots 12 & 13 in the 3rd Concession, and John McGeachy, the sum of $12.00, for cutting hill and filling on sideline between Lots 30 & 31, in the Gore.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the request from the delegation from the Puslinch Agricultural Society be granted, that the Council agree to purchase three acres of land adjoining the Township grounds on the south and southwest side, from the executor of the Black estate, and that a bylaw for that purpose be introduced at the next meeting of Council.

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that D. McKenzie be paid the sum of $80.00 for shingling the Township Hall and Council Room, and $5.00 for extras in connection therewith, and that the Reeve issue his order for the same.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the account of Mr. Wright for 21 yards of gravel, $1.05, be paid, and that the Reeve issue his order for the same.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday July 24th, at 6 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 24th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday July 24th, at 6 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the account of Hugh Reid for 90 yards of gravel, $4.50, be passed and ordered to be paid.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the Council, having passed a resolution at its regular meeting on the 17th instant, authorizing the purchase of three acres of land to extend the Township Hall grounds, finds, after surveying the grounds, that three acres is not sufficient for the contemplated improvements, and now authorizes an addition of .57 acres thereto, thus making the quantity of land, purchased from the executors of the Black estate, 3.57 acres, more or less, and that as soon as the executors furnish a description of the land, a bylaw be prepared to give effect to the purchase.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Reeve be authorized to issue his order in favour of Mrs. Catharine Bechtel for $37.50, being one half the amount assessed for damage sustained by her on the Waterloo Townline.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday August 28th, at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 28th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday August 28th at 2 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time to tax the township for county, school, and municipal purposes.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that bylaw No. 327, to provide by assessment a way to defray the expenses of the current year, be now read a third time and passed.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that bylaw No. 328, to provide for purchasing from the heir and executors of the late John Black, 3.57 acres of land, to enlarge and extend the Township Hall grounds, be now read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the bylaw to enlarge the Township Hall grounds be now read a third time and passed.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that a bylaw be prepared and read a first and second time, at the next meeting of Council, to abolish the present system of performing Statute Labour, and in lieu thereof, a rate equivalent to and not to exceed the aggregate of the statute labour, commuted at the rate of sixty cents per day, together with the average amounts of money yearly expended upon roads and bridges, commutation to take effect on and after the first day of January 1894, and the abolition of Statute Labour on and after the 31st day of December 1894.  The new system is to be inaugurated under the direction and control of the Council in January 1895, and to continue in force for five consecutive years to test its efficiency.  The bylaw is to be published and submitted to the ratepayers at the election on the first Monday of January 1894.

 

6.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of John Douglas, for 88 yards of gravel ─ $4.40, Michael Neubauer, for repairing wagon and plough, broken at Statute Labour ─ $3.40, and Thomas Paddock, for repairing bridge on sideline Lots 15 & 16 in the 1st Concession ─ $2.50.

 

7.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the application of the Patrons of Industry for the free use of the Township Hall for their monthly meetings be granted.

 

8.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the request of Mr. James Scott, Councillor, for a leave of absence of one month be and is hereby granted.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday Oct. 9th at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Allan Stewart ─ Deputy Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

October 9th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday October 9th, at 2 o’ clock p.m.  Members present were A. Stewart ─ Deputy-Reeve, James Hume and James Ellis, Councillors, the Deputy-Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of Thomas Barrett, for 128 yards of gravel supplied at Holm’s ─ $6.40, Wm. Young, for repairing bridge over the Speed on sideline between Lots 10 & 11 ─ $2.66, Jas. Black, for 160 yards of gravel supplied to Pathmasters ─ $8.00, Neil Campbell, for 45 yards of gravel ─ $2.25, and Patrick Moran, for 150 feet of railing, 10 posts, and repairing railing at Moran’s sinkhole ─ $4.00.

 

2.

Moved by James Hume, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the petition of Isaac U. Cober and others be referred to the Road & Bridge Committee of the Eastern Division to report at next meeting of Council.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday October 23rd at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed by) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

October 23rd 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday October 23rd at 2 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that, an error having occurred in the estimated expenditure of School Section No. 11, the trustees request, to have the assessment reduced and the School Roll re-cast, be granted, and that the Collector be and is hereby instructed to return his Roll to the Clerk for that purpose.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Collector be and is hereby instructed to remit $1.00 dog tax each to Angus Stewart, Lot 23, Rear of the 1st Concession and Patrick Moran, Lot 15, Rear of the 2nd Concession.

 

 

The Road & Bridge Committee for the eastern division, to whom the petition of Isaac U. Cober and others was referred, reports, that having inspected the portion of the road referred to by the petitioners, that it cannot recommend any action this fall, in consideration of the large expenditure already incurred.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of John Cook, for repairing bridge at Lot 2, Concession 10 ─ $2.50, David Milroy for 44 yards of gravel on Waterloo Townline ─ $2.20, Peter McLaren, for 90 yards of gravel on the 10th Concession ─ $4.50, Peter Stewart, for cutting thistles on the 4th Concession ─ $1.50, and Hugh Currie for gravel on Road Division No. 20 ─ $2.00.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Hume, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the report of the Road & Bridge Committee for the eastern division in re hill in the 3rd Concession, Lot 2, be received and adopted.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the petitions of James Laird and others and Thomas Arkell and others be referred to the Road & Bridge Committee for the western division, and that the said committee be and is hereby authorized to have the bridges at Lot 2 in the 10th Concession and on the sideline between Lots 10 & 11 in the 5th Concession repaired.

 

6.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the bylaw to abolish Statute Labour be now read a first and second time, and that the clerk be instructed to have 500 copies thereof printed for distribution to ratepayers.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday Nov. 13th at 10 o’ clock a.m.

 

(signed) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 13th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday November 13th at 10 o’ clock a.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time, to determine the time and place for nominating candidates for the offices of Reeve, Deputy-Reeve, and Councillors, and to appoint Deputy-Returning officers.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Road & Bridge Committee, to whom the petition of James Laird and others was referred, recommends that no action be taken on said petition in the meantime.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that bylaw No. 329, fixing the time and place for nomination, and for appointing Deputy Returning Officers for the year 1894 be now read a third time and passed.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Municipal Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to pay all monies collected under bylaw for general school purposes, together with the statutory requirements from the general funds of the township, to the Secretary Treasurer of each Board of School Trustees, and the Reeve shall place his order for payment of the increment of the Municipal Loan Fund, $40.00, to each School Section, except School Section No. 3, which has two schools, to which the $40.00 shall be equally divided.

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of Edward Keenan, for tile and labour ─ $3.42, Allan McIntyre, for plank, spikes, and labour, repairing bridge ─ $10.25, D. McLean, for repairing bridge on 2nd Concession ─ $5.00, James Leith, for levelling bank between the road and his house ─ $2.50, Wellington Mutual Insurance Company assessment ─ $8.75, B. Falconbridge, for postage and sundries ─ $14.62, Andrew Munroe, Sanitary Inspector, his salary for 1893 ─ $36.00

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Friday Dec. 15th at 10 o’ clock a.m.

 

(signed) Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 15th 1893.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Friday December 15th at 10 o’ clock a.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Stewart, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of Hart & Riddle, for blank forms and ballots box ─ $4.23, H. Eveleigh, for conveying Hannah Stewart to the House of Industry ─ $2.50, Local Board of Health, for yearly expenses ─ $16.00, Nassagaweya Council, half the cost of gravel used on the Townline ─ 81 cents, John Rudel, for 63 yards of gravel, taken by John Salt for his road division ─ $3.15, and James Barclay, for tile drain across the road in the 5th Concession ─ $5.00.

 

2.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the Reeve issue his order for $5.00 in favour of Mr. Hume, for extra service on Nassagaweya Townline.

 

3.

Moved by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the annual financial statement of the Treasurer be received and adopted, and that 200 copies thereof be printed for distribution to ratepayers.

 

4.

On motion of Mr. Ellis, the Reeve vacated the chair and the Deputy-Reeve occupied it.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the thanks of the Council be tendered to the Reeve for the able, courteous, and efficient manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of the Council during the past year.  The Reeve responded, commending the Council members for their active intelligence and faithful co-operation in attending to and promoting the best interests of the municipality. 

 

Reeve Nicoll continued,

 

“I was elected a member of the Council when comparatively young and sat continuously at the Council Board during the best part of my life.  During that time, there have been many changes at the Council Board, and I may add that amidst all of the changes, I have nothing but a most agreeable recollection of the amicable, business-like intercourse that characterized the members of the Municipal Council of Puslinch during the past twenty-five or twenty-six years.  I may also state that I do not intend to be a candidate for re-election, but will yield up the office, so long entrusted to my care, to the electors on nomination day.”

 

The Council adjourned, sine die.

 

(signed) A. Stewart ─ Reeve

January 15th 1894.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 22nd 1893.

 

The nomination of Reeve, Deputy-Reeve, and three Councillors, to serve in the Municipal Council of Puslinch, was held in the Township Hall, at Aberfoyle, on Friday December 22nd at noon.  The under-named parties were duly elected by acclamation to compose the Municipal Council of Puslinch for the year 1894, namely,

 

 

Reeve:

Allan Stewart

 

 

Deputy-Reeve

James Scott

 

 

Councillors:

James Ellis

James Hume

Peter McKenzie

 

 

The plebiscite on the bylaw to abolish Statute Labour stood at the close of the poll:

 

For the bylaw, yes:

106

 

 

Against the bylaw, no:

333

 

 

Majority, against the bylaw:

227

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 15th 1894.

 

Pursuant to statutory appointments, the inaugural meeting of the Council was held in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday January 15th at 11 o’ clock a.m.  The members were all present, Messrs. Allan Stewart ─ Reeve, James Scott ─ Deputy-Reeve, James H. Ellis, James Hume, & Peter McKenzie ─ Councillors.  The members, having respectively made and subscribed the declaration of qualification and of office, took their seats at the Council Table.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. McKenzie, that a bylaw to appoint a local Board of Health and a Sanitary Inspector be now introduced and read a first and second time.

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the bylaw to appoint a local Board of Health and a Sanitary Inspector be now read a third time and passed.

3.

The Reeve nominated and appointed Mr. R. B. Morison for auditor, and the Council, on motion, nominated and appointed Mr. John A. McDonald for auditor.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Hume, that Messrs. James Scott and James H. Ellis be and are hereby appointed a Standing Road & Bridge Committee for that portion of the township lying and being west of the line of the 7th Concession and the sideline between Lots 30 & 31 across the Gore, and that Messrs Hume and McKenzie be and are hereby appointed a Standing Road & Bridge Committee for that portion of the township lying and being east of the said described line.

5.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. McKenzie, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of Innes & Davidson, for printing ─ $21.50, Field & McMillan, for legal advice and writing letters to Messrs. Buchanan and Myres, in re jam in the River Speed ─ $5.00, James McLean, Clerk, for election expenses ─ $43.90, Lewis Kribs, for plank supplied to W. Ellis, Pathmaster ─ $4.32, John Cooper, for repairing dangerous roadway in the 2nd Concession, at Lot 11 ─ $2.00, Moses Burns, for building culvert at Lot 19 in the 7th Concession ─ $5.00, John Nicklin, for glazing Hall windows ─ $1.50, Blair Falconbridge, Treasurer, for cash book ─ $2.00, and John Smith, for eight quires Collector receipts ─ $4.00. 

6.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the Collector be authorized to accept the overseer’s receipts for two days statute labour performed for Allan McIntyre on the 10th Concession.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday Feb. 5th at 10 o’ clock a.m.

 

(signed by) Allan Stewart ─ Reeve

Feb. 5th 1894.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 5th 1894.

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met in the Council Room, at Aberfoyle, on Monday February 5th at 10 o’ clock a.m.  The members were all present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and sustained.

 

1.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Scott, that the auditor’s report for 1893 be received and adopted and engrossed on the minutes, and that the Reeve issue his order for payment of $5.00 to each auditor.

2.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Hume, that the following accounts be passed and ordered to be paid, namely, the accounts of Hart & Riddle, for Municipal Stationery ─ $10.20, and Archibald Currie, for 90 yards of gravel supplied to Pathmasters ─ $4.50.

3.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. McKenzie, that the report of the Standing Road & Bridge commissioners for the western division, in re inspecting and repairing bridges, be received and adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Mr. McKenzie, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that the Clerk be and is hereby instructed to notify Malcolm Kennedy, Lot 36, front of the 10th Concession, to remove his fence from off the road allowance on the sideline between Lots 35 & 36, front of the 10th Concession.

5.

Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Ellis, that Pelham Falconbridge be and is hereby appointed caretaker of the Township Hall for the current year, 1894, at a salary of $20.00 and perquisites as heretofore.

6.

Moved by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. McKenzie, that John Worthington, Pathmaster, be paid the sum of $4.20, for statute labour entered on the Collector’s Roll for 1893, and expended by him on the village sidewalks.

 

The Council adjourned, to meet again on Monday March 12th at 10 o’ clock a.m.

 

(signed) Allan Stewart ─ Reeve

March 12th 1894.

 

 

 

 

 

Township Accounts for the Year 1893.

Blair Falconbridge ─ Treasurer

 

 

Receipts

 

Jan. 2nd

Balance on hand per auditors report

$336.51

Jan. 14th

John Smith on a/c of taxes

$2770.00

Jan. 21st

John Smith on a/c of taxes

$500.00

Feb. 6th

P. Falconbridge ─ rent of hall to date

$24.00

April 5th

A. Marshall, Secretary-Treasurer of S.S. No. 8, refund of school taxes for 1892

$17.81

April 29th

John Smith, Collector, in full of taxes for 1892

$101.84

May 19th

Township of Beverly ─ refund half on Townline expenditure

$2.50

May 29th

James H. Ellis ─ fines imposed on McGinnis, Sullivan, Dalson, Campbell, and Murphy

$8.25

May 29th

James Hume ─ wood sold of road allowance between Concessions 10 & 11, at Lot 17

$18.50

May 29th

James Mason ─ pasture of Hall grounds 1892

$6.00

June 8th

W. S. Cowan Inspector License fund 1892-93

$102.00

 

Amount carried forward

$3887.41

 

 

 

 

 

1893

To amount brought forward

$3887.41

June 29th

Traders Bank ─ interest on open account

$28.06

June 29th

Traders Bank ─ interest on special accounts

$23.04

June 17th

James Hume ─ wood sold of road allowance

$6.75

Aug. 1st

W. S. Cowan, Inspector License fund 1892-93

$45.54

Aug. 1st

Legislative grants to schools

$411.00

Nov. 11th

John Smith, Collector, on account of taxes 1893

$200.00

Dec. 1st

John Smith, Collector, on account of taxes 1893

$150.00

Dec. 4th

John Smith, Collector, on account of taxes 1893

$550.00

Dec. 4th

Traders Bank interest on open account

$17.78

Dec. 6th

Traders Bank interest on special account

$27.40

Dec. 9th

John Smith, Collector, on account of taxes 1893

$1926.00

Dec. 10th

John Smith, Collector, on account of taxes 1893

$1506.00

 

 

$8778.98

 

 

 

 

 

1893

Payments

 

Jan. 16th

Thos. Aikens ─ repair culverts in Con. 3, Lots 12 & 13

$5.50

Jan. 16th

McKay Bros. ─ 10 curtains for Town Hall

$10.00

Jan. 16th

James McLean ─ election expenses

$43.75

Jan. 17th

Wm. Reynolds ─ for county rates 1892

$1841.79

Feb. 1st

James McLean ─ registration of births, et cetera

$13.00

Feb. 6th

John A. McDonald, auditor

$5.00

Feb. 6th

R. B. Morison, auditor

$5.00

Feb. 6th

Lewis Kribs ─ plank for sinkhole

$2.80

Feb. 6th

Lewis Kribs ─ plank for bridge

$1.80

Feb. 14th

J. Swartzenberger ─ 4 days statute labour, Lot 12 in the 9th Concession

$2.40

Feb. 22nd

P. Falconbridge, caretaker, his salary

$20.00

Feb. 28th

Hart & Riddle ─ municipal stationery

$12.29

Feb. 28th

Trustees of 9 schools ─ municipal grants

$427.80

Mar. 8th

Trustees of S.S. No. 8 ─ municipal grant

$96.60

Mar. 11th

Trustees of S.S. No. 11 ─ municipal grant

$58.50

Mar. 13th

A. Ramsay ─ building culvert on Townline

$5.00

Mar. 13th

John Smith ─ for 3 quires of Collector’s receipts

$1.50

Mar. 18th

Innes & Davidson for municipal printing

$13.50

Mar. 18th

James Lennie(?) ─ an equivalent to the government grant

$25.00

 

Amount carried forward

$2591.23

 

 

 

 

 

1893

To amount brought forward

$2591.23

Mar. 24th

Joseph Mason ─ superintended gravelling of Lots 10 & 11 in the 3rd Concession

$1.13

April 3rd

M. P. Doyle, Trustee of S.S. No. 3 ─ municipal grant

$17.60

April 29th

John Smith, Collector ─ his salary

$95.00

May 20th

George Evans ─ building culvert Lot 28 in the 10th Con.

$9.00

June 8th

Traders Bank ─ a deposit

$23.00

June 8th

James E. McLean ─ his salary

$105.00

June 8th

John Bell ─ repair culvert in 10th Concession, Lot 14

$3.00

June 8th

D. McKenzie ─ repair fence on Hall Grounds

$2.75

July 4th

J. Linderman ─ repair culvert sideline 35 & 36 in the 11th Concession

$5.00

July 5th

John Bell ─ gravelling and grading at Lot 11 in the 11th Concession

$17.50

July 5th

John Bell ─ repair 2 culverts at Lot 10 in the 10th Concession

$9.00

July 6th

R. Kennedy ─ sideline 35 & 36 in the 10th Concession

$40.00

July 6th

William Anderson ─ spreading gravel, 35 & 36 in the 10th Concession

$7.88

July 10th

Andrew Ord ─ gravelling at Lot 16 in the 9th Concession

$37.00

July 10th

Andrew Ord ─ cutting hill at Lot 19 in the 10th Concession

$24.50

July 10th

Andrew Ord ─ culvert, Lot 16 in the 10th Concession

$8.40

July 10th

Andrew Ord ─ railing at Lot 20 in the 10th Concession

$3.50

 

 

 

 

 

July 10th

P. R. Stewart ─ superintended gravelling Lot 16 in the 9th Concession

$4.22

July 17th

Jas. Aikens ─ overseeing gravelling Lots 15 & 16 in the 2nd Concession

$2.82

July 17th

A. Borthwick ─ gravelling sideline 10 & 11 in Gore

$22.50

July 17

Thos. Aitkins ─ gravelling at Lots 8, 9, & 10 in the 4th Concession

$55.95

July 17th

Thos. Aitkins ─ cutting hill sideline Lots 5 & 6 in the 2nd Concession

$40.30

July 17th

Mrs. Wright ─ gravel supplied to Pathmaster

$1.05

July 17th

P. Moran ─ spreading gravel Lots 15 & 16 in the 3rd Concession

$2.25

July 17th

P. Moran ─ repairing sideline Lots 15 & 16 in the 3rd Concession

$6.00

July 17th

Angus McPherson ─ gravelling Lots 15 & 16 in the 3rd Concession

$20.00

July 17th

Peter McLean ─ 1,550 feet of cedar for bridge Lots 30 & 3(?) in the 9th Concession.

$24.80

July 17th

J. F. McPherson ─ gravelling sideline Lots 10 & 11 in the Gore

$22.50

July 17th

Andrew Scott ─ gravel for use of township

$9.70

July 17th

Martin Spruhan ─ spreading gravel Lots 8, 9, & 10 in the 4th Concession

$6.95

July 17th

Martin Spruhan ─ building culvert on given road Lots 12 & 13 in the 3rd Concession

$9.00

July 17th

John McGeachy ─ cutting hill and filling at Lot 30 Gore

$12.00

July 17th

John Laing ─ gravel foe Township, also surface damage

$3.40

 

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1893

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July 17th

Isaac Hume ─ spreading gravel Lot 11 in the 11th Conc.

$1.25

July 17th

Chas. Zimmerman ─ cutting 2 hills Lots 10 & 11 in the 2nd Concession

$43.00

July 17th

Daniel Holm ─ gravel for sideline Lots 5 & 6 in the 3rd Concession

$2.65

July 17th

Jas. Ross ─ gravelling sinkhole Lot 6 in the 2nd Concession

$4.00

July 17th

A. McAllister ─ overseeing cutting hill Lots 5 & 6 in the 2nd Concession

$6.75

July 17th

Angus McPherson ─ gravelling Lots 15 & 16 in the 3rd Concession

$9.78

July 17th

P. Falconbridge ─ freight on scrapers & teaming

$1.85

July 17th

Amos Bickley ─ repair plough broken on statute labour

$3.50

July 17th

Ed. Taylor ─ repair plough broken on statute labour

$1.00

July 22nd

J. Swartzenberger ─ refund of statute labour money

$3.60

July 22nd

D. McKenzie ─ shingling Hall & Council Room

$85.00

July 25th

Wm. Smith ─ repairing culvert at Lot 7 in the 5th Conc.

$8.00

July 25th

Hugh Reid ─ 40 yards of gravel for sideline Lots 23, 24 in the 8th Concession

$2.00

July 25th

Hugh Reid ─ 50 yards of gravel for sideline 25, 26 in the 7th Concession

$2.50

July 25th

John Bell ─ grading and gravelling at Lot 7 in the 10th Concession.

$30.38

Aug. 12th

The Wilkinson Plough Co. ─ for 6 road scrapers

$51.00

Aug. 12th

H. Gummer for municipal printing

$5.95

Aug. 12th

Innes & Davidson ─ municipal printing

$44.40

Aug. 28th

Mrs. C. Bechtel ─ injuries received driving on Waterloo townline

$37.50

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 28th

Thos. Paddock ─ repairing bridge at Lots 15 & 16 in the 1st Concession

$2.50

Aug. 28th

M. Elliott ─ building culvert & grading Beverly Townline

$12.50

Aug. 28th

Geo. Scott ─ built 2 culverts & superintended cutting hill Lots 10 & 11 Gore

$15.32

Aug. 28th

M. Neubauer ─ repairs to wagon & plough, broken at statute labour

$3.40

Aug. 30th

John Douglas ─ 88 yards of gravel for township

$4.40

Aug. 31st

Trustee Legislative grants to schools

$411.00

Sept. 5th

J. F. McPherson ─ grading at Lot 2 in the 3rd Concession

$17.36

Sept. 19th

Angus McPherson ─ gravelling Lots 15 & 16 in the 5th Concession

$50.80

Oct. 2nd

A. Ord ─ gravelling sideline Lots 25 & 26 in the 8th Concession

$80.60

Oct. 2nd

A. Ord ─ cutting hill at Lot 15 in the 7th Concession

$19.00

Oct. 3rd

Angus McPherson ─ cutting & grading at Lot 8 in the 7th Concession

$24.75

Oct. 9th

Wm. Paddock ─ building culvert at Lot 16 in the 1st Concession

$13.00

Oct. 9th

P. R. Stewart ─ grading sideline Lots 25 & 26 in the 8th Concession

$32.00

Oct. 9th

James Black ─ 100 yards of gravel for road

$8.00

 

Amount carried forward (blank)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1893

Amount brought forward (blank)

 

Oct. 9th

P. Moran ─ 150 feet of railing at Moran’s sinkhole

$4.00

Oct. 9th

Thos. Moran ─ cutting brush on the 4th Concession

$4.75

Oct. 9th

Thos. Aikens ─ 310 yards of gravel for Moran’s sinkhole

$35.60

Oct. 12th

Wm. Moran ─ repairing culvert Lots 10 & 11 in the 4th Concession

$4.00

Oct. 18th

James McLean ─ for selection of jurors

$12.00

Oct. 23rd

P. Moran ─ for spreading gravel at Moran sinkhole

$13.50

Oct. 23rd

A. Ord ─ for work on Nassagaweya Townline

$.90

Oct 23rd

A. Ord ─ gravelling at Lot 6 in the 9th Concession

$44.22

Oct. 23rd

A. Ord ─ cutting hill at Lot 19 in the 10th Concession

$4.00

Oct. 23rd

P. McLaren ─ 90 yards of gravel for township

$4.50

Oct. 23rd

John Cook ─ repairing bridge at Lot 2 in the 10th Con.

$2.50

Oct. 23rd

John Isles ─ 5 days spreading gravel Lot 6 in the 9th Con.

$5.63

Oct. 23rd

Thos. Barrett ─ 128 loads of gravel for township

$6.40

Oct. 23rd

C. Schamberg (?) ─ spreading gravel Lots 14, 15 in the 2nd Concession.

$3.38

Oct. 23rd

Thos. Aikens ─ widening road at Lot 10 in 2nd Conc.

$18.00

Oct. 23rd

Thos. Aikens ─ grading & building culvert Lots 10 & 11 in the 3rd Concession

$17.00

Oct. 23rd

Thos. Aikens ─ gravelling at Lots 14 & 15 in the 2nd Con.

$13.65

Oct. 23rd

Thos. Aikens ─ gravelling sideline Lots 15 & 16 in the 3rd Concession

$28.00

Oct. 23rd

James Lennie ─ spreading gravel Lots 15 & 16 in the 5th Concession

$7.88

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. 23rd

Peter Stewart ─ cutting thistles at Lot 22 in the 4th Con.

$1.50

Oct. 23rd

Wm. Paddock ─ spreading gravel Lots 17 & 18 in the 1st Concession

$2.82

Oct. 28th

Neil Campbell ─ 45 yards of gravel for the township

$2.25

Oct. 28th

Hugh Currie ─ 40 yards of gravel for Road Division No. 6

$2.00

Oct. 28th

D. Milroy ─ 44 yards of gravel for Waterloo line

$2.20

Oct. 28th

D. McMillan ─ gravelling Lots 17 & 18 in the 1st Conc.

$24.20

Nov. 13th

D. McLean ─ repairing bridge at Lot 20 in the 2nd Conc.

$5.00

Nov. 13th

P. R. Stewart ─ cutting hill at Lot 18 in the 11th Conc.

$27.75

Nov. 13th

Thos. Aikens ─ ditching at Lot 10 in the 3rd Concession

$8.00

Nov. 13th

James McLean ─ member’s (?) pay

$200.00

Nov. 13th

B. Falconbridge ─ postage and sundries

$14.62

Nov. 13th

Jas. Leith ─ grading entrance between his house and the road

$2.50

Nov. 17th

James McLean ─ expenses of Board of Health

$16.00

Nov. 20th

Andrew Munroe ─ Inspector ─ his salary

$36.00

 

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1893

To amount brought forward (blank)

 

Dec. 4th

Wellington Fire Insurance Co. assessment

$8.75

Dec. 4th

E. Keenan ─ building drain across 9th Con. at Lot. 2

$3.42

Dec. 4th

John A. Ord ─ railing at Lot 15 in the 7th Concession

$5.00

Dec. 6th

John Young ─ repairing bridge Lots 10 & 11 in the 5th Concession

$167.00

Dec. 6th

John Young ─ repairing bridge at Lot 2 in the 10th Conc.

$73.00

Dec. 6th

Traders Bank savings deposit

$27.40

Dec. 9th

Allan McIntyre ─ repairing bridge Lots 20 & 21 in the 8th Concession

$10.25

Dec. 12th

A. Marshall ─ school taxes & grants per assessment.

$721.17

Dec. 13th

James McLean ─ clerk ─ his salary

$220.00

Dec. 13th

B. Falconbridge ─ treasurer ─ his salary

$110.00

Dec. 14th

C. H. Barrett ─ school taxes & grants, per assessment

$360.21

Dec. 14th

A. McCaig ─ school taxes & grants, per assessment

$339.29

Dec. 14th

Balance on hand

$1876.67

 

 

$8778.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract of Financial Statement

 

 

Receipts

 

 

Balance on hand per auditors’ report

$336.51

 

Taxes in full for 1892

$3371.84

 

Rent of Hall

$24.00

 

Refund S.S. No. 8

$17.81

 

Beverly Township for work on townline

$2.50

 

Fines

$8.25

 

Wood sold

$25.25

 

Pasturage

$6.00

 

Licenses

$147.54

 

Interest

$96.00

 

Legislative grants to schools

$411.00

 

 

$8778.98

 

Payments

 

 

Roads and bridges

$1425.48

 

Town Hall, repairing fence and Hall

$97.75

 

To amount carried forward

$1523.23

 

 

 

 

 

1893

To amount brought forward

$1523.23

Dec.14th

Election expenses

$43.75

 

County rates in full for 1892

$1841.79

 

Salaries

$785.00

 

Refund of statute labour

$6.00

 

Stationery et cetera

$28.41

 

Municipal grants to schools

$600.00

 

Printing

$63.85

 

Taxes refunded Pro. (Protestant) Separate School No. 3

$25.00

 

Traders Bank

$50.44

 

Personal injuries

$37.50

 

Legislative grants to schools

$411.00

 

Cutting thistles

$1.50

 

Board of Health

$52.00

 

Tile drain

$3.42

 

Insurance

$8.75

 

Public school rates & grants

$1420.67

 

Balance on hand

$1876.67

 

 

$8778.98

 

 

 

 

Township Assets

 

 

Lands, buildings, furniture, et cetera

$2500.00

 

Cash in Traders bank, drawing interest

$1202.48

 

Cash on hand

$1876.67

 

Taxes outstanding

$7245.85

 

 

$12825.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Township Liabilities

 

 

Municipal grant to schools

$600.00

 

County rates total amount

$3579.32

 

Collector’s salary

$95.00

 

Ten schools to pay

$3799.28

 

Excess

$4751.40

 

 

$12825.00

B. Falconbridge ─ Treasurer                    Wm. Nicoll ─ Reeve

 

 

 

1893

Municipal Loan or School Fund

 

Dec. 14th

Receipts

 

 

Balance on hand per auditors’ report

$270.37

Jan. 20th

Guelph & Ont. Investment & Saving Society interest

$130.93

Mar. 20th

Interest on certain mortgage

$132.00

Apr. 3rd

Interest on certain mortgage

$32.40

July 14th

Guelph & Ont. Investment Saving Society interest

$133.74

 

 

$699.44

 

 

 

1893

Payments

 

Feb. 15th

Guelph & Ontario Investment Society for one debenture

$170.00

Dec. 14th

C. H. Barrett ─ surplus S.S. No. 11 for 1893

$40.00

Dec. 14th

A. McCaig ─ surplus for S.S. No. 5 for 1893

$40.00

Dec. 14th

Balance on hand

$449.44

 

 

$699.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

Two mortgages ─ $540 and $2200

$2740.00

 

Two debentures ─ S.S. No. 2

$800.00

 

One debenture ─ S.S. No. 9 balance

$1020.00

 

Nine debentures ─ Guelph & Ont. Savings Society

$5445.80

 

Interest on debentures ─ S.S. No. 2 & S.S. No. 9