Puslinch Township Council

Minutes of Council Meetings

January 13th 1919 ─ December 31st 1923.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 13th 1919.

 

The inaugural meeting of the Puslinch Municipal Council, for the year 1919, was held, pursuant to statute, at 11 a.m. today, in the Council Room, Aberfoyle.  The members elect, viz., Hugh Ross, Reeve, and J. A. Cockburn, G. J. Meldrum, A. McLean, and J. Walsh, Councillors, were all in attendance.  After subscribing to their declarations of qualification and of office, the members took their respective seats around the Council Board.

 

1.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Alex McLean, that a bylaw, appointing an Assessor and a Collector, to serve in and for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1919, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

2.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that a bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health, for the current year, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

3.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by John Walsh, that a bylaw, appointing auditors for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1918-19, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that the Clerk be instructed to notify the School Boards of S.S. Nos. 8 & 9 that Chas. Mast has applied to the Council to have his property transferred from S.S. No. 8 to S.S. No. 9, and that all persons interested be cited to appear before the Council, at the Council Chamber, Aberfoyle, on February 10th, at 2 p.m., when the said application will be considered.

 

 

 

 

 

On motion, the Council went into Committee of the Whole, the Reeve in the chair, for the purpose of filling the blanks in the bylaws.  The Committee arose and resumed Council, reporting the blanks in the bylaws filled as follows:

 

Assessor ─

Daniel McNaughton, at a salary of one hundred & fifty dollars per annum.

Collector ─

James Harmer, at a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars per annum.

Member of the Board of Health ─

Mr. William J. Little

Auditors ─

John A. MacDonald and William Nicol

 

5.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the bylaw, appointing an Assessor and a Collector, for the year 1919, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 1-1919.

 

6.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 2-1919.

 

7.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that the bylaw, appointing auditors for the year 1918-19, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 3-1919.

 

8.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Robert Hume, bonus for 52 rods of wire fence

$11.70

 

 

Geo. Ruber, bonus for 92 rods of wire fence

$20.47

 

 

F. W. Stone Estate, bonus for 125 rods of wire fence

$28.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Angus, gravel, gravelling, grading, Beverly pays half

$78.75

 

 

Arch. A. Ramsay, opening winter road, 1917

$4.50

 

 

Robt. Stewart Company Ltd., 650 feet of plank, elm, for bridge

$39.00

 

 

William Swartzenberger, 1 sheep killed

$20.00

 

 

Thos. S. Doyle, inspecting above referred sheep

$1.00

 

 

Guelph Herald Printing Company, 200 financial statements, advertising Roll of ______. (Assessment, possibly)

$40.50

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, Clerk, compiling report to Public School Inspector ─ $2.00, and nomination meeting ─ $5.00

$7.00

 

 

9.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that Messrs. Walsh and Cockburn be the Road & Bridge Committee for Divisions 1 and 2, and Messrs. McLean and Meldrum for Divisions 3 and 4, and that the Reeve be chairman of both committees, and also that each Division have an appropriation of two hundred dollars.

 

10.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the report of the Collector be received, of taxes paid and outstanding, and that the Collector be and is hereby instructed to collect all outstanding taxes forthwith.  The Collector’s report of taxes collected shows $32, 049.54 received and $1041.41 outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

The Clerk was instructed to have one copy of the Municipal World sent to his address.

 

Messrs. Dancy, Jefferson, and Howie waited on the Council in the matter of the Watt Drain contract.  The gentlemen were informed that the contractor’s time had elapsed under the contract, and that no extension of time had been requested.  The matter of re-letting the contract will be considered at a later date.

 

11.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that the Council now adjourn, to meet on February 10th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 10th 1919.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Walsh and McLean.

 

Representatives of the Bank of Toronto waited on the Council, suggesting the advisability of transferring the township banking account to their branch, about to open in Morriston.  The matter was laid over for further consideration.

 

The application of Mr. Charles Mast for the transfer of his property from School Section No. 8 to School Section No. 9 was discussed by the Council and representatives of the School Board interested.  Upon it being ascertained by the representatives of S.S. No. 8 that the transfer of the property in question was made from S.S. No. 9 to S.S. No. 8 in 1909, on the understanding that it was to be limited to the length of time in which Mr. Mast’s children were of school age, they, the representatives of S.S. No. 8, agreed that the property be now transferred back to S. S. No. 9, providing that Mr. Mast was willing to continue his payments in S.S. No. 8 on account of the special levy for the payment of the new school debenture.  Upon Mr. Mast acceding to this arrangement, the Clerk was instructed to prepare a bylaw for the alteration of the school section boundaries to this extent, providing nevertheless that this could be legally carried out, in view of the proviso in regard to the payment of the special rate in S.S. No. 8, and also in view of the effect on the bylaw authorizing the issue of the debentures in question, as per the following motion:

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the Clerk be instructed to prepare a bylaw to transfer the property of Charles Mast, being Lot 37-38, Front of Concession 9, from S.S. No. 8 to S.S. No. 9, but not relieving him of the rate for building the new schoolhouse in S.S. No. 8.

 

2.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the Reeve and the Clerk be and are hereby authorized to sign an agreement with the Trustees of the Police Village of Morriston, providing for the payment to the Police Village account of the amounts of refund to be used in lieu of the deduction from the general township rate, to which the Police Village was entitled for the years 1916-17-18, and which is an approximate equivalent of the pro-rate Police Village payment on account of Road & Bridge expenditure for such years, and for setting the future annual deduction, as aforesaid at approximately 60% of the rate struck for general township purposes.  The Inspecting Trustee and the Secretary of the Morriston Police Village Trustee Board being present, the agreement, above mentioned, was duly executed, and the Clerk was instructed to place same in the safety deposit box in the Bank of Commerce, Guelph.

 

3.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that the auditors’ report be received and adopted, and that the auditors be each granted a $5.00 fee.

 

4.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the following orders be drawn in favour of the Township Treasurer, who shall place accounts as specified to the credit of accounts indicated:

 

Township Treasurer for Puslinch Township account, Drain No. 1

$72.00

 

 

Township Treasurer for Puslinch Township account, Drain No. 2

$60.00

 

 

Township Treasurer for Puslinch Township account, Drain No. 3

$140.00

 

 

Township Treasurer ─ Interest on $262.28 for 1 year at 3%, due Drain No. 3

$7.87

 

 

Township Treasurer ─ Puslinch Twsp. Assessment, Drain No. 4

$90.00

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the report of the Collector, of taxes received and outstanding, be received and that an order be issued for his salary, and for extra services, $15.00.

 

6.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the following accounts be passed and paid, viz.,

 

Treasurer of Beverly Township, share of townline work

$26.30

 

 

Municipal World, blank forms

$5.00

 

 

Stone Stock Company, refund of statute labour, over charged

$2.00

 

 

Guelph Mercury, 50 ½ bills, “nominations”

$2.50

 

 

James Harmer, Collector, postage account

$10.26

 

 

7.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the fee of $5.00 be paid to the Rural Municipal Association, and that John Walsh and Arkell Falconbridge be delegates to the meeting, to be held in Toronto in the York County Chambers, Adelaide Street East, on the 19th and 20th of February.

 

The Clerk was instructed to reply to a communication from the Repatriation Committee, to the effect that the Council was considering the advisability of holding a general reception for returned soldiers at a future date.

 

A communication was received from the Stratford Good Roads Association, requesting that the Council sends delegates to a convention at Stratford, on the 11th instant, for the purpose of getting the support and co-operation of the municipalities contiguous to a proposed Provincial Highway from Toronto, via Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford, and St. Mary’s, to Sarnia, and with a view to suggesting to the Ontario Government that such a route would better serve central Ontario than the Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Windsor, lake shore road.  In this matter, the Council decided to take no action at the present time.

 

 

 

 

 

A communication was received from J. R. Howitt, of Guelph, informing the Council that the cheque, made payable to him for the Victory Loan advertising, had been endorsed over to the Mercury Printing Company on Nov. 5th/18, and that any error in this matter had occurred in their office.

 

A communication from the Guelph Mercury advised the Council that the Township of Puslinch cheque for Victory Loan advertising had inadvertently been credited to another account, and that the discrepancy of $5.00 in the bill rendered, was made up in a charge for cuts used in display, and which should have been rendered with the charge for advertising.

 

A communication from the Clerk of Beverly Township advised of the appointment of Messrs. Edgar McPhail, R.R. 3, Puslinch, and Wm. R. McQueen, R.R. 1, Galt, as Commissioners for the Beverly-Puslinch Townline for 1919.

 

Mr. John A. Wilkinson appeared before the Council, requesting the return of a certified cheque, which he had deposited as a guarantee of good faith in connection with his contract for the construction of Drain No. 3, and which he failed to fulfill.  After considerable discussion, the Clerk was instructed to endeavour to obtain legal advice as to whether or not the Council could be held liable in action by parties to the Drain Award in question, for negligence, in the event of such cheque being returned.

 

8.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the Council now adjourn, to meet on Monday March 10th 1919, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 10th 1919.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m., today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Cockburn and McLean.

 

The committee appointed to attend the convention of the Rural Municipalities Association of Ontario, held in Toronto on the 19th and 20th of February, brought in its report of the proceedings.  It was pointed out that the object of the organization was to look after the interests of the rural municipalities in all municipal matters, and particularly to protect their interests as against the influence of urban municipalities.  The articles of the constitution were shown to provide that the membership fee of $10.00 for a county or $5.00 for a township entitled such municipalities to one delegate only, and that any ex-member of a municipal council may become a personal member, with all privileges, upon payment of a fee of $2.00.  Several resolutions, memorializing the Ontario and Dominion governments on such matters as the War Tax, Provincial Highways, et cetera were passed by the convention. ─ The Council moved a vote of thanks to the delegates for the report.

 

A number of ratepayers from the western portion of the township presented a petition to the Council, praying for better facilities for the payment of taxes, and suggesting that, if possible, arrangements be made for the payment of taxes in a Hespeler bank.  In this connection, Mr. Dewar, manager of the Guelph branch of the Merchant Bank, pointed out that such an arrangement could be made with his bank, providing the township account was transferred to the Guelph branch.  The petitioners were assured of every consideration, and Messrs. Ross & McLean were appointed a committee to make further inquiries & report to the next meeting of Council.

 

 

 

 

The following motions were made and passed:

1.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Alex McLean, that an order be issued in favour of the Township Treasurer for the sum of $172.37, being the equivalent of the deduction from the township general rate, and interest, to which the Police Village of Morriston is entitled, as per an agreement of February 10th 1919 to this effect.

 

2.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that pursuant to motion No. 11, January 13/19, an order be issued in favour of the Township Treasurer for $336.60, for commuted statute labour for 1917 and 1918, and for accrued interest, due the Police Village of Morriston.

 

3.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that a bylaw, appointing Overseers of Highways & Winter Pathmasters, Fence-viewers, Pound-keepers, and Sheep Valuators, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

The Council was moved into Committee of the Whole, with the Reeve in the chair, for the purpose of filling the blanks in the bylaw.  Upon completion, the committee arose and resumed Council, reporting the blanks in the bylaw filled.

 

4.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the bylaw, appointing Overseers of Highways & Winter Pathmasters, Fence-viewers, Pound-keepers, and Sheep Valuators, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

5.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the Reeve and Alex McLean be a committee to wait upon the different banks, (in view of changing bank accounts), to see what accommodation can be had for the ratepayers of the township, and report at next meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Thos. Duffy, drawing tile, laying culvert, and repairing bridge

$11.00

 

 

Chas. Laking, cutting brush, opposite Lots 19 & 20, Concession 9

$12.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, supplies for Hall, March to November 1918

$2.47

 

 

Thos. S. Doyle, inspecting sheep killed

$2.00

 

 

M. Ferguson, inspecting sheep killed

$1.00

 

 

Guelph Herald, printing auditors’ report

$4.75

 

 

Guelph Mercury, printing notices and advertisements

$6.20

 

 

Beverly Township Treasurer, balance of account, in full

$4.30

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, registering births, marriages, and deaths

$13.20

 

 

Neil Black, one lamb killed by dogs

$15.00

 

 

7.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by John Walsh, that the Reeve call a public meeting, to be held in the Township Hall, Aberfoyle, on Monday March 17th 1919, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of considering the action to be taken for the returned soldiers, and for those who have made the supreme sacrifice.

 

 

A communication was received from the Drainage Referee advising that with the consent of the contractor, he, the Referee, would take up the matter of Wilkinson, rē Drain No. 2, by correspondence, and advising the Council to take no other action without legal advice.

 

8.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the Council now adjourn, to meet again on Monday April 7th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Hugh Ross

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 7th 1919.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m., today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Walsh and McLean.

 

Mr. McLean, on behalf of the committee appointed to investigate banking facilities, reported that it had ascertained that only two Guelph banks had similar branches in Hespeler, one of these, the Dominion Bank, was also able to arrange equal banking facilities at the Bank of Toronto, in Morriston.  The Council, being of the opinion that this latter was the ultimate that could be given the ratepayers for the payment of taxes, the cashing of cheques, et cetera, took action as per the following motion.

 

1.

Motion 1, moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that, in consideration of the report of the Banking Committee, the Treasurer be hereby instructed to transfer the township account from the Bank of Nova Scotia to the Dominion Bank, Guelph, and that the Clerk be instructed to notify the Bank of Nova Scotia of the circumstances attending the change.

 

2.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by John Walsh, that a bylaw, to consolidate the bylaw and various amendments thereto, as pertaining to the boundaries of the several School Sections of the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the School Section Boundaries Bylaw be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 5-1919.

 

4.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that a bylaw to amend Bylaw 5-1919, being the School Section Boundaries Bylaw, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

5.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the bylaw, to amend Bylaw No. 5-1919, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 6-1919.

 

6.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Alex McLean, that the Reeve and the Clerk sign the petition to the House of Commons and the Senate, asking that Dominion Prohibition of the manufacture, importation, and sale of intoxicating liquors, for beverage purposes, be made permanent.

 

7.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the Clerk advertise for tenders for the construction of the balance of Drain No. 4, tenders to be in the Clerk’s hands on or before May 20th 1919.

 

8.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that James Harmer be the operator for the grader for 1911, at a salary of $2.75 per day.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Leslie Greer, 75 yards of gravel, used on A. E. Leslie’s contract, Beverly pays half.

$15.00

 

 

Municipal World, supplies

$18.68

 

 

Donald McCaig, 1 sheep killed

$40.00

 

 

Grants to the General & St. Joseph’s Hospitals, $35.00 each

$70.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, expenses of delegates to the Rural Municipalities Association convention

$14.00

 

 

In respect to Motions 5 and 6, it is to noted that the bylaw refers to the transfer of Front Lots 37 & 38, Concession 9, from S.S. No. 8 to S.S. No. 9, providing, nevertheless, that such property continues to be liable for and to pay its pro rata levy in the special rate for the new school in S.S. No. 8, taking effect December 25th next.

 

10.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the Council now adjourn, to meet again on Monday May 26th, at 10 a.m., as a Court of Revision and afterwards, for general business.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 26th 1919.

Court of Revision

 

The members of the Municipal Council met in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 10 a.m. today, as per motion of adjournment, for the purpose of hearing and deciding appeals against the Assessment Roll of the Township of Puslinch for the year 1919.

 

Upon the members taking the required declaration of office, the Court was duly properly constituted, Reeve Ross presiding.  The Clerk read the list of appeals, which had been duly received, and the Court heard and decided each as follows:

 

1.

George Butcher, to be assessed as owner of part Lot 37, Rear Gore, 1/5 acre ─  After Mr. Butcher had stated his case, and a letter read from Colonel MacDonald, acting for the Ironside estate, now assessed as owners of the property in question, a motion by Messrs. Cockburn and McLean, holding that the appeal be granted, was put to the Court, and lost.  The appeal was therefore dismissed.

 

2.

Geo. McGill, that the property, of which he is tenant, is assessed $2000 too high, in comparison with fully 75% of the other property assessments.   Mr. McGill, in stating his case, convinced the Court that such was the case to some degree, at least, and he was allowed a deduction of $700 on the land on Lot 6, and $300 on the land and $500 on the buildings on Lot 7, making a total reduction in assessment of $1500.

 

3.

Geo. McGill, against the assessments of John A. Cockburn, Alex McLean, John Walsh, and Geo. J. Meldrum, as being assessed 25% too high in comparison with his own assessment. ─  In receiving a reduction on his assessment, Mr. McGill then had no case and, in consequence, withdrew the appeal.

 

 

 

 

4.

John Maloney, for over assessment and business tax ─ a reduction of $300 was allowed on buildings, and the business assessment of $500 was struck off.

5.

John Cole, as being assessed $100 too high ─ reduced $50 on buildings.

6.

John Fyfe, against dog tax ─ allowed.

 

7.

Joseph Hewitt, against assessment of Edward Hewitt, bookkeeper, owner of Lots 13, 16, & 17, Puslinch Beach, being part of Lot 5, Rear Concession 1, as being in error, and should be assessed to Joseph A. Hewitt, Secretary, owner of Lots 13 & 16, Puslinch Beach ─ This claim was allowed, and the assessed value of Lot 17, viz., $25, struck off the assessment, Lot 17 being assessed to the “en block” owners, The Guelph Radial Railway Company.

 

8.

Wm. Jackson, against dog tax ─ allowed

9.

John N. Blair, against income tax ─ allowed

10.

David Maltby, against income tax ─ allowed

11.

Chas. Maltby, against dog tax ─ allowed

12.

Wm. Crow, against dog tax ─ allowed

13.

Thos. Heffernan, against dog tax ─ allowed

 

Apropos to the Butcher appeal, the decision of the Court was made on the contention that whereas the claim to ownership made by Mr. Butcher is under the Limitations Act, and whereas such claim is disputed by the Ironside Estate, now assessed as owners, it is therefore necessary for Mr. Butcher to establish his claim before a proper judicial court, before being assessed as owner.

 

 

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Alex McLean, that the Assessment Roll for 1919, as revised and amended, be confirmed.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

1:00 p.m., May 26th 1919.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met at the close of the Court of Revision for the transaction of general business.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. McLean and Walsh.

 

A communication was received from M. Ferguson, complaining that a culvert near his property was not carrying the water and in consequence flooding his property.  The matter was referred to the Road & Bridge Committee for Divisions 3 & 4.

 

The Clerk reported that no tenders had been received for the construction of Drain No. 4.  In this connection, the following motion was passed.

 

1.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the time be extended to receive tenders for Municipal Drain No. 4 to June 13th 1919, and that the Clerk is hereby instructed to advertise to that extent.

 

Mr. Thos. Doyle waited on the Council, with a request for a grant toward the building of a shed at S.S. No. 3, to be used for the convenience of the public at election and other times.  The matter was disposed of by passing the following motion.

 

2.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that a grant of $50.00 be paid to Mr. Thos. Doyle, for the erection of a public shed, to be built in the school ground of S.S. No. 3, and to be the property of that school section for the accommodation of the public at Polling Subdivision No. 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Guelph Herald, advertising Drain tenders No. 4

$10.50

 

 

Guelph Mercury, 200 Bills

$4.00

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising No. 4 Drain tenders

$11.20

 

 

D. A. Niven, 3 copies plan of Puslinch Township

$6.00

 

 

Municipal World, legal advice

$1.00

 

 

Thos. S. Doyle, 2 sheep valuations

$2.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, frame and glass for maps

$2.10

 

 

James Harmer, constable services

$1.30

 

 

James Harmer, for men and teams, on account, grading

$93.00

 

 

 

$131.10

 

 

The Clerk was instructed to post notices advertising for tenders for the Hall grounds’ pasturage for the present season.

 

4.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Alex McLean, that the Council now adjourn, to meet again on the 30th of June, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

 

*sheep claim of J. K. Martin filed (under) Martin.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 30th 1919.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met, as per adjournment, in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Cockburn and Meldrum.

 

Report of Committees:

 

Mr. Meldrum reported that the committee appointed to investigate the culvert, complained of by Mr. M. Ferguson, found it to be in bad condition, and that Mr. Ferguson had been given the job of repairing same, under the supervision of the committee.

 

The Reeve reported that the Hall grounds’ pasturage had been let to Mr. Geo. Lewis, at $8.00 for the season.

 

Motions:

1.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that an amount, sufficient to meet the expenditures on the Memorial Fund to the fallen and returned soldiers from Puslinch, in excess of that collected by voluntary subscriptions, be granted, and that a sum sufficient for that purpose be placed in the estimates for 1919 when striking the rates.

 

2.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the Council, as a Committee of the Whole, meet and interview the contractor on Drain No. 3, in regard to the completion of this work, and report to a special meeting of Council, at the call of the Reeve.

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by John Walsh, that the consideration of tenders for the construction of Drain No. 4 be laid over, pending the report of a committee to a special meeting, to be called by the Reeve.

 

4.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that a bylaw, to amend Bylaw No. 1-1919, and having reference to a reduction in the salary of the Township Tax Collector, be now read a first and second time.

 

5.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 1-1919, and having reference to a reduction in the salary of the Township Collector, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 7.

 

6.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Wm. Crow, 49 yards of gravel

$7.55

 

 

M. Neubauer, man shovelling, 2½ days on Division 324

$7.50

 

 

W. J. Little, team, 9 days ─ $54.00, man shovelling, 8 days ─ $24.00, 40 yards of gravel ─ $6.00, staples and wire ─ $1.00

$85.00

 

 

James Harmer, men and teams on grader

$84.00

 

 

D. Maltby, 38 yards of gravel, Division 126

$5.70

 

 

John Hewitt, 2 days work

$6.00

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising rē Drain No. 4

$5.80

 

 

James McPherson, 114 yards of gravel, Division 311

$17.10

 

 

Wm. J. Little, 50 rods of wire fence at 22½ cents per rod

$11.25

 

 

R. Harmer, 35 rods of wire fence at 22 ½ cents per rod

$7.87

 

 

James Harmer, on account, grading

$90.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James McPherson, commuted labour, Division 311

$29.00

 

 

James McPherson, grading

$18.00

 

 

Chas. Maltby, grading

$50.50

 

 

Roy D. Leslie, commuted labour, Division 404

$10.00

 

 

John R. Pinkney, commuted labour, Division 407

$10.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, on account, salary

$100.00

 

 

Wm. Foster, shovelling, 1 day

$3.00

 

 

Ervin Steffler, 5½ days work with team, & ½ day shovelling gravel

$34.50

 

 

James Hanlon, 6½ days with team, 4 days shovelling

$51.00

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 13 days with team, 6½ days shovelling, and 297½ yards of gravel

$142.18

 

 

Geo. Crane, 6 days with team, 6½ days shovelling

$55.50

 

 

Ormond Patton, gravelling ─ $5.00, 27 yards of gravel ─ $5.55

$10.55

 

 

Total

$842.31

 

 

7.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that the Council now adjourn, to meet on August 18th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 18th 1919.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Chamber, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read by the Clerk, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Walsh and McLean.

 

An account, for check forms, was received from the Dominion Bank, Guelph.  The matter was referred to the Reeve, to interview the manager, and report to next meeting.

 

Representatives from the Lake district brought to the attention of the Council the dangerous condition of the culvert on the Lake Road, near Mr. Reaman’s.  The matter was referred to a Committee of the Whole Council, with power to let a contract for the construction of a new concrete culvert at that point.  Mr. John McAllister was requested to place barricades and notices at the sideroad intersections on the said road, next the place indicated.

 

The same committee will inspect the culvert at Thos. Robertson’s on the 3rd Concession.

 

The Reeve reported having been served, by John R. Pinkney, with a notice, under the Ditches and Watercourses Act, requesting attendance at a meeting, called for Tuesday September 9th, with a view to reaching an agreement for the construction of an improved ditch along the road opposite Lots 25, 26, & 27, Front of Concession 8 and Rear Concession 7.

 

A Committee of the Whole Council was appointed to meet at the Watt Drain on Thursday August 21st, at 5:30 S.T., for the purpose of ascertaining the possibilities of securing the construction either by contract or by day work.

 

 

 

 

 

Motions:

1.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that a bylaw, providing for the granting of money to the Monument Fund, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

2.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the bylaw, providing for the granting of money to the Monument Fund, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

3.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time, providing, by way of assessment on the rateable property of the Township of Puslinch, for the raising of funds for County, School, and Township purposes for the year 1919 A.D.

 

4.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the bylaw, providing, by way of assessment on the rateable property of the Township of Puslinch, for the raising of funds for County, School, and Township purposes, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 9.

 

5.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Alex McLean, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Louis M. Hayes, judge’s fees on Butcher appeal

$5.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, Clerk’s fees on Butcher appeal

$3.00

 

 

Treasurer of Waterloo Township, ½ cost of work by Shaw(?) on boundary line

$12.72

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising Drain No. 4

$5.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bond Hardware Company, iron for culverts

$47.89

 

 

Alex McLean, freight charge on iron for culverts

$2.34

 

 

W. S. Elliott, work, gravel, and material for culvert

$152.95

 

 

Jos. Kloepfer, gravel for Divisions 324 & 403

$13.80

 

 

J. A. Ord, 189 yards of gravel

$28.35

 

 

Wm. H. Schultz, 50 yards of gravel

$7.50

 

 

Thos. Taylor, 16 yards of gravel

$2.40

 

 

Thos. Beaton, 108 yards of gravel

$16.20

 

 

A. Buchanan, 44 yards of gravel

$6.60

 

 

Dougald Campbell, 40 yards of gravel

$6.00

 

 

P. Patterson, 37 yards of gravel

$5.55

 

 

Thos. Francis, 54 yards of gravel

$8.10

 

 

Geo. Hardie, 32 yards of gravel

$4.80

 

 

Angus Martin, work on culvert, Lot 31, Concession 9

$10.00

 

 

Peter Black, drawing lumber to bridge, Lot 25, Concession 9

$5.00

 

 

P. Schultz & Son, constructing cement bridge, 9th Concession

$153.30

 

 

J. Quilman, work on bridge, 9th Concession

$26.25

 

 

L. Walker, work on bridge, 9th Concession

$22.75

 

 

A. Laking, 13½ barrels of cement & teaming, for bridge

$37.70

 

 

Wm. Martin, bonus for 30 rods of wire fence

$6.75

 

 

Robt. Amos, bonus for 85 rods of wire fence

$19.13

 

 

J. A. Ord, 6 days of commuted labour, Division 226

$6.00

 

 

William Bell, shovelling & cutting weeds

$7.80

 

 

Thos. Heffernan, shovelling gravel

$5.00

 

 

John Clifford, shovelling gravel

$1.50

 

 

Donald McMillan, commuted labour, Division 402 ─ 1919

$6.00

 

 

James Harmer, grading

$3.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Pannabecker, 16 hours with team, Division 109

$9.60

 

 

W. Wildfong, 18 hours with team, 8 hours with man, Division 109

$13.20

 

 

W. Holm, 12 hours with team, 24 hours with man, Division 109

$14.40

 

 

Thos. Evans, 2 men & team, grading, 1 day ─ $9.00, 3 men & team, drawing gravel, 1½ days ─ $18.00, Division 109

$27.00

 

 

Richard Chester, 58 yards of gravel

$8.70

 

 

Gordon Salt, 1 man & team, drawing gravel, 1½ days, Division 109

$9.00

 

 

D. T. Parker, 50 yards of gravel

$7.50

 

 

W. J. Little, surface damage, 1918-19 ─ $10.00, 87 yards of gravel, Divisions 320-326 ─ $13.05

$23.05

 

 

James Jamieson, 26 yards of gravel, Division 322

$3.90

 

 

Chris Bond, 107 yards of gravel, Divisions 317-18 ─ $16.05, 41 days commuted labour, Division 317- 1919 ─ $41.00

$57.05

 

 

Duncan McLean, 116 yards of gravel, Divisions 310 & 315 ─ $17.40, 7 days commuted labour, Division 315 ─ $7.00

$24.40

 

 

Isaac Wisener, 15 yards of gravel, Division 313

$2.25

 

 

Alf. Reid, 72 yards of gravel, Divisions 312 & 305

$10.80

 

 

Hugh Currie, 87 yards of gravel, Divisions 310 & 303

$13.05

 

 

Wm. Scott Estate, 143 yards of gravel, Divisions 302-7-8-9

$21.45

 

 

L. Maltby, 55 yards of gravel, Division 226

$8.25

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, extra service on voters’ list

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that

 

(a)

the Dominion Bank be and is hereby appointed Bank to the Township of Puslinch, and is authorized to pay and honour all cheques and other negotiable instruments purporting to be signed by the Treasurer, and further, to accept for deposit all cheques, drafts, and bills purporting to be endorsed on behalf of the Township by the Treasurer.

 

(b)

the said bank be furnished with a list of the names of the Treasurer or other officers authorized to sign for the Township, together with their signatures, and that the said bank be, from time to time, informed in writing of any change of such officers.

 

(c)

this resolution be communicated to the bank and remain in force until notice in writing to the contrary be given to the said bank.

 

7.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the Council now adjourn, to meet again on Monday September 29th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 30th 1919.

Special Meeting

 

1.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that the tender of H. L. Dancy be accepted for the construction of Municipal Drain No. 4, for sections no. 1, 2, 3, 4, at 42 cents, on condition of giving security of 10%, by note or cheque.

Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

September 29th 1919.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the Clerk, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Cockburn and McLean.

 

Mr. R. Kennedy suggested that the Council authorize a contract for the improvement of the course of the Mill Creek near his property. no action taken.

 

Mr. Limpert offered to purchase some small timber on the unopened road allowance between the two lakes, in Concession 1.  The matter was referred to Mr. Meldrum to investigate, and with power to negotiate.

 

Mr. Porter inquired of the Council as to the height et cetera for legal fences.  The Clerk was instructed to search the bylaws and advise Mr. Porter thereof, and also to report the same to the next meeting of Council.

 

A communication was received from the Dominion Bank, Guelph, requesting the Reeve and Treasurer to give an undertaking authorizing the Tax Collector to open an account in the said bank for the deposit of taxes until such time as the sum may be transferred to the Treasurer.  The desired writing was given under the corporate seal.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by G. J. Meldrum that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

John Tolton, commuted labour, Division 214

$4.00

 

 

W. J. Laing, shovelling gravel, Division 215

$5.00

 

 

H. B. Tolton, commuted labour, Division 204

$2.00

 

 

M. Wakefield, commuted labour, Division 222

$2.00

 

 

Alex Tawse, 38 yards of gravel, 1918-19, Division 211

$5.70

 

 

Wm. Martin, 24 yards of gravel, 1919, Division 211

$3.60

 

 

F. McGladrey, 38 yards of gravel & damage to field

$7.70

 

 

W. C. Laing, 33 yards of gravel

$4.95

 

 

G. H. Laird, 42 yards of gravel

$6.30

 

 

Wm. Wilson Jr., 28 yards of gravel, Division 215

$3.20

 

 

John Rae, 14 yards of gravel, Division 214

$2.10

 

 

Geo. Roberts, 16 yards of gravel

$2.40

 

 

Thos. Carter, 25 yards of gravel

$3.75

 

 

P. A. Fleming, 45 yards of gravel

$6.75

 

 

D. Tarzwell, laying floor & repairs to bridge

$18.08

 

 

Guelph Lumber Company, plank for Arkell bridge, delivered

$140.70

 

 

Wm. J. Laing, teams and men gravelling opposite Lot 6, Conc. 10

$54.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norman Hipel, lumber for bridge, Concession 1

$99.00

 

 

Chas. Gregor, commuted labour, Division 312

$7.00

 

 

A. J. Krueger, 40 rods of wire fence bonus

$9.00

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising voters’ list ─ $4.20, ___ Drain No. 4 ─ $3.60

$7.80

 

 

John A. McNulty, 80 rods of wire fence bonus

$18.00

 

 

Alex Neubauer, men and teams putting in culvert, Front of Conc. 4

$24.00

 

 

Robert Kennedy, 75 yards of gravel

$11.25

 

 

Angus Stewart, work on bridge between Lots 20 & 21, Conc. 2

$10.00

 

 

Guelph Herald, advertising & printing, $4.00 to Drain No. 4

$9.80

 

 

D. A. Niven, inspection Drain No. 3 ─ $31.50, and No. 4 ─ $18.25

$49.75

 

 

Frank Johnston, gravelling, Concession 2, Lot 25

$22.50

 

 

Robt. Kennedy, gravelling, Concession 2, Lot 25

$33.75

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 40 yards of gravel

$6.00

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Alex McLean, that the Council adjourn, to meet on October 27th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

(dated) October 28th 1919.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

October 28th 1919.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Cockburn and Walsh.

 

Mr. F. Kistenmacher interviewed the Council in regard to certain damage that he is suffering through the flooding of his lot in Morriston.  Mr. Kistenmacher was advised that this was a private matter between the parties concerned.  The Clerk was instructed to informally interview the engineer in the matter and give Mr. Kistenmacher any information available.

 

Mr. C. Mast complained that the culvert across the East Flamboro Townline, opposite his property, was blocked and inefficient.  Mr. Mast was given an order to secure 7 10-inch tiles from Mr. Archer to replace the present culvert, Mr. Mast agreeing to take, deliver, and place the tiles.

 

1.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that it is resolved that this Council heartily approves of the forthcoming Victory Loan, and in view of the necessity that exists for raising the amount sought, of the gilt-edged character of the investment, and of the great advantage to every citizen in having Canadian loans held by the Canadian people, strongly urges every inhabitant in the township to subscribe for bonds to the utmost of his financial ability.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Alex McLean, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Hugh Cassin, 12 yards of gravel

$1.80

 

 

Donald McIntosh, work on the Killean bridge, nails

$13.45

 

 

John McAllister, lighting lamp at bridge

$5.00

 

 

Geo. Hunt, 47 yards of gravel

$7.05

 

 

Dun. McEdwards, picking stones, East Flamboro pays half

$2.00

 

 

H. A. Stewart, Constable fees and mileage

$3.74

 

 

James Harmer, Constable fees and mileage

$1.25

 

 

James Harmer, grading between Lots 15 & 16, Concession 10

$15.25

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer Puslinch Agricultural Society, grant

$50.00

 

 

Joseph Knigel & Sons, 30 feet of 30-inch tile ─ $52.50, hauling ─ $18.50

$71.00

 

 

Guelph Mercury, 1000 tax notices

$4.50

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, for Selectors of Jurors

$8.00

 

 

3.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that we adjourn, to meet on Monday November 17th at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 17th 1919.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Walsh and McLean.

 

The Hydro Electric Bylaw and agreement, in the matter of the Hamilton, Elmira, and Guelph system, were presented to the Board for consideration, and laid over until next meeting.

 

1.

Moved by G. J. Meldrum, seconded by John Walsh, that the time for collecting the municipal taxes in the Township of Puslinch be extended to February 1st 1920.

 

2.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that a bylaw to determine a time and place for receiving nominations for the offices of Reeve and Councillors, and to appoint Deputy-Returning Officers and Poll Clerks for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1920, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

A. B. Falconbridge, for Councillors’ salaries

$375.00

 

 

Wm. Watson Jr., error in gravel account, pd. Sept. 29/19

$1.00

 

 

J. A. Wilkinson, 54 sacks of cement

$36.65

 

 

H. A. Stewart, Constable services

$3.74

 

 

Thos. Evans, drawing tile and putting in culvert

$12.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, postage, stationery, etc.

$18.85

 

 

John C. Grieve, putting in culvert

$18.25

 

 

Municipal World

$1.84

 

 

Guelph Mercury, 200 bills

$2.50

 

 

James Harmer, grading, Waterloo to pay half

$32.20

 

 

Thos. Walsh, 38 rods of wire fence, opposite Lot 14, Conc. 9

$8.55

 

 

4.

Moved by Alex McLean, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that the Councillors in each division confer with the owners of property, along which the Bell Telephone Company is desirous of cutting trees, along the highway, in order to make satisfactory settlement between the owners of such land, the municipality, and the company.

 

5.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by Alex McLean, that Messrs. Geo. J. Meldrum and J. A. Cockburn be a committee, with power to act on the engineer’s report, respecting the maintenance of Municipal Drain No. 1. (Foley-McLean)

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the bylaw to determine the time and place for receiving nominations for Reeve and Councillors, and to appoint Deputy-Returning Officers for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1920, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 10.

 

7.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that the Council now adjourn, to meet again on Monday December 1st, at 2 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

 

Omitted:

8.

Moved by A. McLean, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that a bylaw to re-adjust the salaries of the Township Treasurer and Clerk, respectively, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

9.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by John Walsh, that the bylaw, re-adjusting the salaries of the Township Treasurer and Clerk, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 11.

 

(Initialled) A.B.F.

(initialled) H.R.

(dated) December 1st 1919.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 1st 1919.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 2 p.m. today.  The following members were present: Reeve Ross and Councillors Cockburn, McLean, and Walsh, Reeve Ross presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the Clerk, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Walsh and McLean.

 

A communication from the Township Engineer gave the following reports on the several Municipal Drains:

 

Drain No. 1:

 

Rē Foley-McLean complaint ─ Upon examination, find no impediment to the working of the drain more than the accumulation of some silt, etc.  Find no necessity for the repair of the drain under the act.  Advise diverting the waters of the creek, which leaves the sideroad about 800 feet north of the new culvert, where this drain leaves the road, down to this culvert and discharge it into this drain.  This would make a current the year round and prevent growth of grass, weeds, etc. in the bottom, and would also prevent waters from spreading over Lot 31, as at present.  Would advise Council to pass a bylaw providing for maintenance of all drains under Section 81 of the Municipal Drainage Act.

 

Drain No. 3

 

Contractor will get no further this season than the sideroad between D. A. and Alex McLean, leaving about 7500 feet yet to be done.

 

 

 

 

 

Drain No. 4

 

Contractor expects to finish this season, having about 4800 feet to do.  This work very satisfactory.  Advise construction of a railing along drain on sideroad from new to old culvert.  Advise prompt opening of new culvert, in such manner as to allow working of drain.

 

Owing to stress of business, the matter of this report was laid over until next meeting.

 

A telegram from the Fuel Administrator of Ontario advised the appointment of a fuel controller for the township.

1.

On motion of Messrs. John Walsh and Alex McLean, that John A. Wilkinson be Fuel Controller for the Township of Puslinch.

 

2.

Moved by John Walsh, seconded by J. A. Cockburn, that the following accounts be passed and paid, viz.,

 

G. H. Haugh, cleaning & repairing culvert between Lots 15 & 16, Concession 10

$1.50

 

 

W. A. Pannabecker, work on culvert

$4.00

 

 

W. J. Little, remuneration as fence-viewer (Porter)

$2.00

 

 

Angus Stewart, remuneration as fence-viewer (Porter)

$2.00

 

 

George McGill, remuneration as fence-viewer (Porter)

$2.00

 

 

Henry Arkell, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$40.00

 

 

Isaac U. Cober, 1 sheep killed by dogs and 1 injured

$45.00

 

 

A. J. Kruger, 2 sheep killed by dogs

$35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. L. Metcalf, work on culvert & repairs to Sorby bridge

$5.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, 36 rods of wire fence, Lot 37, Concession 8

$8.10

 

 

L. Walker, work on bridge, Lots 35 & 36, Concession 8

$7.00

 

 

Peter McLean, inspecting sheep killed (Arkell)

$1.00

 

 

Thos. S. Doyle, inspecting sheep killed (Kruger and Cober)

$2.00

 

 

Thomas Robertson, gravel & gravelling, Waterloo Township to pay half

$583.95

 

 

During discussion of the proposed Hydro Electric Bylaw and Agreement, Mr. Huich, of the Hydro Department, Toronto, gave a thorough explanation of the radial scheme and strongly urged the submitting of the bylaw at the forthcoming municipal election.  The Council decided to lay over the matter, pending information as to the probable action of Guelph City and Township.

 

Council adjourned.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

(dated) December 15th 1919.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 15th 1919.

 

Pursuant to statute, the Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session, in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 10 a.m. today.  The members in attendance were Reeve Ross and Councillors McLean, Meldrum, Cockburn, and Walsh, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read by the Clerk, and adopted on motion of Messrs. McLean and Cockburn.

 

A communication (was received) from the local Board of Health, in the form of a copy of a motion, recommending a substantial increase in the remuneration of the Sanitary Inspector, preferably on a time and mileage basis, and to take effect from January 1st 1919.

 

The following motions were made and passed:

1.

Moved by Messrs. Cockburn and Meldrum, that the time for the completion of Drain No. 3, under contract with Mr. Angus Martin, be extended until April 1st 1920.

 

2.

Moved by Messrs. Cockburn and Walsh, that the report of the engineer, of November 29th 1919, rē the Foley-McLean Drain, be referred forward to the Council of 1920, for their attention.

 

3.

Moved by Messrs. Walsh and Cockburn, that a bylaw to provide for the maintenance of municipal drains in the Township of Puslinch, under Section 81 of the Municipal Drainage Act, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Messrs. Meldrum and McLean, that the bylaw, providing for the maintenance of municipal drains in the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 12.

 

5.

Moved by Messrs. McLean and Walsh, that in the matter of John A. Wilkinson’s guarantee cheque of $200.00, held in default of his contract on Drain No. 3, no action be taken at this time, on the disposition of same, in view of the precedent affecting any guarantee or security vested in other drain contracts as yet unfinished.

 

6.

Moved by Messrs. Walsh and Meldrum, that the Board of Health be and is hereby authorized to remunerate the Sanitary Inspector on a basis of $3.00 per day and 10 cents per mile one way, to take effect as from January 1st 1919.

 

7.

Moved by Messrs. Cockburn and Walsh, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

W. H. Martin, 55 yards of gravel, Beverly pays half

$11.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, report to P.S. (Public School) Inspector

$2.00

 

 

Alex McGinnis, cutting weeds, Morriston pays half

$1.00

 

 

Wm. Nicoll, 3 sittings of Division Court

$6.00

 

 

John Ogg, 2 sittings, Division Court

$4.00

 

 

W. A. Nicoll, 8 posts ─ $2.80, work at bridges ─ $4.00

$6.80

 

 

Nassagaweya Township Treasurer, half share on Townline account

$17.75

 

 

B. McPhatter, 25 yards of gravel, gravelling, Beverly pays half

$22.50

 

 

W. Cook, 25 yards of gravel

$5.00

 

 

Alex Tawse, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

John Patterson, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jas. Hollinger, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

John Scott, refund of statute labour tax

$7.00

 

 

Mrs. Grace Starkey, 61½ rods of wire fence, bonus

$13.85

 

 

Jno Walsh, for telephone

$.40

 

 

Wm. Crow, 17 hours cutting brush, Concession 2

$5.10

 

 

Jno. Rae, insurance assessment

$2.40

 

 

D. A. Niven, inspecting of work, Drains No. 1 ─ $7.50 & No. 4 ─ $7.50

$15.00

 

 

H. Clark, postage, telephone, and receipt book

$15.48

 

 

John R. Pinkney, cutting brush, Lots 25 & 26, Concession 8

$5.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, supplies for Hall

$3.84

 

 

J. A. Ord, 14 yards of gravel

$2.10

 

 

At the conclusion of business, Reeve Ross was asked to vacate the chair and Mr. McLean was moved thereto.  A vote of thanks was then moved and seconded, and most appropriately tendered to Mr. Ross for the courteous and efficient manner in which he had conducted the affairs of Council during the past year.  Mr. Ross replied, thanking the Council and officials for their hearty co-operation, and the splendid assistance given him at all times.  Others present spoke briefly, and the meeting then adjourned, sine die. 

 

(signed) ─ A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Hugh Ross ─ Reeve

(dated) January 12th 1920.

 

 

 

 

 

Nomination Meeting

December 29th 1919.

 

Pursuant to statute, the Puslinch Township nominations were held in the Town Hall, Aberfoyle, at 1 p.m., this date.  The Clerk presided as Returning Officer, and received the following nominations for Council.

 

For Reeve:

Alex McLean and Hugh Ross

For Councillors:

Thos. S. Doyle, Daniel Hesketh, J. A. Cockburn, Geo. J. Meldrum, Wm. J. Marriott, Duncan McLean, Wm. H. Schultz, John Walsh, and John F. Penrice.

 

Messrs. Cockburn and Walsh withdrew, and the meeting was adjourned to January 5th 1920, for the purpose of taking a poll to elect the required members for the respective offices.  After the nominations, which were largely attended, the nominees, with their proposers and seconders, were heard on the different subjects affecting municipal affairs, a good and interesting discussion being provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

Election January 5th 1920.

 

Pursuant to statute and the declaration of the Returning Officer at the nomination meeting of the 29th ultimo, polls were opened at the several subdivisions in the township and the following summary of votes was returned by the respective deputies:

 

Candidates

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

 

 

McLean, A.

43

56

108

10

42

6

265

 

 

Ross, H.

17

58

40

42

25

71

253

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doyle, T. S.

40

101

90

33

61

47

372

 

 

Hesketh, D.

55

70

15

3

11

2

156

 

 

Marriott, W. J.

4

18

6

12

13

67

120

 

 

McLean, D.

27

98

139

22

34

16

336

 

 

Meldrum, G. J.

19

30

73

25

15

21

183

 

 

Penrice, J.

6

11

51

5

6

2

81

 

 

Schultz, W. J.

16

84

112

4

20

21

274

 

 

Messrs. McLean for Reeve and Messrs. Doyle, McLean, Schultz, and Meldrum for Councillors, receiving the largest number of votes, were therefore elected to compose the Municipal Council for the year 1920.

 

The returns were announced to a large and enthusiastic gathering, and at a meeting held subsequently, the candidates and others spoke on matters vital to the affairs of the township.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ R. O. (Returning Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 12th 1920.

Special Meeting

10:00 a.m.

 

The members of the Municipal Council for 1919 met in special session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 10 a.m. today.  Those present were Reeve Ross, and Councillors Cockburn, McLean, and Meldrum.  The minutes of the December meeting were read and adopted on motion of Messrs. Cockburn and McLean.

 

The resignations of Mr. Thos. S. Doyle, as Sheep Valuator, and Wm. H. Schultz, as Pathmaster for Division 401, were presented to Council.  Considering the fact that the two gentlemen named had been elected members of the Municipal Council for 1920, it was deemed expedient that their resignations should be accepted and new appointments made.

 

1.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Alex McLean, that a bylaw, amending Bylaw No. 4-1919, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

The Council was moved into Committee of the Whole, Reeve Ross in the chair.  The bylaw, No. 1-1920, was given due consideration, the names of Geo. A. McGill, as Sheep Valuator, and D. A. McNaughton, as Pathmaster for Division No. 401, being inserted in lieu of those resigned.  The Committee arose.

 

2.

Moved by J. A. Cockburn, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the bylaw, amending Bylaw 4-1919, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

The Council then adjourned, giving place to the members elect for 1920.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 12th 1920.

 11:00 a.m.

 

The members elect of the Puslinch Municipal Council for 1920, viz., Alexander McLean, Reeve and Thos. S. Doyle, Duncan McLean, Wm. H. Schultz, and Geo. J. Meldrum, Councillors, after duly taking the required declaration of qualification and office, took their places around the Council Board, Reeve McLean presiding.

 

The Clerk read reports of the nomination meeting, held on December 29th 1919, and election, held on January 5th 1920, which reports are duly inscribed in the minutes book.

 

The Clerk was instructed to order seven copies of the Municipal World for the members of Council, the Assessor, and the Clerk.

 

1.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by W. H. Schultz, that a bylaw, appointing auditors, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

2.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that a bylaw, appointing a member of the Board of Health, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

In Committee of the Whole, the names of Thos. J. Mahon and D. A. McNaughton were inserted as auditors, and Wm. J. Little as member of the Board of Health.

 

3.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the bylaw, appointing auditors, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 2.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that the bylaw, appointing a member of the Board of Health, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 3.

 

5.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by Duncan McLean, that this Council instruct the Clerk to write a letter of appreciation to the retiring auditors for the very valuable service rendered the township.

 

6.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that Messrs. T. S. Doyle and Wm. H. Schultz be Road Commissioners for Divisions 1 and 3, and that Messrs. Duncan McLean and G. J. Meldrum be Road Commissioners for Divisions 2 and 4, and that the Reeve be chairman of both committees.

 

7.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that the Council hereby authorizes the Reeve to advertise for applications for caretaker of the Township Hall for 1920, the same to state salary and to be received by January 20th 1920.

 

8.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Wm. Schultz, that the Collector be instructed to collect all outstanding taxes and return the Roll to Council by February 2nd 1920.

 

9.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum that a bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the year 1920, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

In Committee of the Whole, the name of Daniel McNaughton was inserted as Assessor, at a salary of two hundred dollars.

 

10.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that the bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the year 1920, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 4.

 

 

 

 

11.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Peter Angus, grading, gravelling, and gravel, Beverly to pay half

$94.25

 

 

Police Village of Morriston, cutting weeds & P(placing) tile (Twp. Share)

$20.00

 

 

Municipal World account

$3.44

 

 

Guelph Herald account

$137.25

 

 

M. Ferguson, commuted labour, Division 302, to date

$63.00

 

 

D. Milroy, damages for 3 sheep injured

$24.00

 

 

Jas. Harmer, storing road machinery,

$.50

 

 

T. S. Doyle, inspecting sheep claim (Milroy)

$1.00

 

 

Stewart Hume, Deputy-Returning Officer, Poll No. 1

$15.00

 

 

T. J. Mahon,  Deputy-Returning Officer, Poll No. 2

$12.00

 

 

A. Marshall, Deputy-Returning Officer, Poll No. 3

$18.00

 

 

M. Ferguson, Deputy-Returning Officer, Poll No. 4

$15.00

 

 

M. P. Lynch, Deputy-Returning Officer, Poll No. 5

$15.00

 

 

J. M. Eagle, Deputy-Returning Officer, Poll No. 6

$15.00

 

 

Arch. Fraser, refund of statute labour, Division 310

$6.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, nomination and election expenses

$15.00

 

 

The Collector reported taxes outstanding at $584.41.

 

12.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the Council now adjourn, to meet on Monday, February 2nd, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 2nd 1920.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all present, excepting Mr. Meldrum, who is confined to his house through illness.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. D. McLean and Schultz.

 

The question of the advisability of increasing the statute labour commutation rate was discussed, and the Clerk was instructed to draft an amending bylaw for the next meeting.

 

The Reeve reported receiving two applications for the position of caretaker of the Township Hall, C. J. Foster and Geo. Lewis, both at $36.00 per annum.  Mr. Foster was given the preference on account of being a “returned soldier”, and received the appointment for the balance of the year, as per the following motion:

 

1.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by Dun. McLean, that this Council accept Mr. Foster’s application for Caretaker of the Township Hall.

 

2.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that the following orders be drawn in favour of the Township Treasurer, who is hereby instructed to place the amounts, as specified, to the credit of the accounts indicated: Township Treasurer, for commuted labour 1919, Police Village of Morriston ─ $159.00, Township Treasurer, for interest on $214.27 @ 3%, Police Village of Morriston ─ $6.43.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that this Council give a grant of ten dollars to the Sick Children’s Hospital, Toronto, and thirty-five dollars each to the St. Joseph’s and General Hospitals, Guelph.

 

4.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by Duncan McLean, that the auditors’ report be passed by this Council, and that each be paid a sum of $5.00 for their services.

 

5.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Guelph Mercury, 1000 ballots

$4.00

 

 

Municipal World Ltd., supplies

$25.78

 

 

P. A. Snider, Waterloo Township Clerk, for half share of expenditure on Townline

$10.00

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, auditor’s salary

$5.00

 

 

Thos. S. Mahon, auditor’s salary

$5.00

 

 

James Harmer, Collector, postage account

$7.83

 

 

Geo. Lewis, balance of Caretaker’s salary to date

$3.00

 

 

6.

Moved by Thos, S. Doyle, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that this Council extend the Collector’s time for the collection of taxes until March/01 next.

 

 

 

 

 

The matter of securing a number of road drags for use in the township was discussed, and the Clerk was instructed to get quotations.

 

The question of submitting the Hydro Radial Bylaw came up for discussion, and the Clerk was instructed to inquire as to whether the Hydro Radial Association would supply speakers to address a mass meeting, with a view to ascertaining the feeling of the ratepayers in this regard.

 

7.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that this Council adjourn, to meet in the Council Chamber on Monday March 1st 1920, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

 

Discussion ─ Following the request of the Provincial Attendance Officer, J. P. Cawles, to appoint a School Attendance Officer for the township, the Council discussed the matter and decided to defer action, on the supposition that the County Council would cover the requirement by appointing a number of such officers for the county.

 

(initialled) A.B. F. & A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 1st 1920.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met, as per adjournment, in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the Clerk, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Doyle and Schultz.

 

The Clerk read a copy of the letter of appreciation for services rendered, addressed to the retired auditors, and the Council instructed that the same be inscribed in the minute book.

 

A communication was received from T. J. Hannigan, Secretary of the Hydro-Electric Railway Association of Ontario, advising that speakers would be supplied to address a public meeting at Aberfoyle in connection with the Hydro-Electric Bylaw.

 

Mr. John Gilchrist advised that several valuable trees had been cut along the road near his property by N. W. Palframan, and suggested that steps be taken to protect the township’s interest in this regard.  The matter was referred to Councillor Doyle for investigation.

 

A representative of the Bell Telephone Company requested permission to trim trees interfering with the telephone lines.  The matter was laid over until next meeting.

 

A communication was received from Mr. Jas. Mason, requesting payment for a portion of certain work, expended on the side street abutted by his property in Aberfoyle.  As all village streets are under the supervision of the Pathmaster for Division No. 427, the matter was referred to him. Mr. Harmer, for adjustment.

 

 

 

 

 

The following motions were made and passed:

1.

Moved by Thos. Doyle, seconded by Duncan McLean, that this Council hold a public meeting in Aberfoyle for the purpose of getting the feeling of the ratepayers in regard to submitting a bylaw, with reference to giving Bonds(?) to the Hamilton-Kitchener Electric Railway, at a date to be chosen by the Reeve.

 

2.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that John Martin be and hereby is appointed School Attendance Officer for the Township of Puslinch.

 

3.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the Western Ontario ______  Boards of Trade, Farmers’ Clubs, and Municipal Councils of Western Ontario, in conference assembled, desire to call the attention of the Provincial Government to the seriousness of the present labour scarcity in rural Ontario, to the necessity of taking immediate steps to procure additional desirable immigrants, settling on Ontario farms, and to the need of so modifying our school system that rural education will be properly emphasized and made accessible to boys and girls who desire to identify their lives with rural industry.

 

4.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that a bylaw, appointing Overseers of Highways & Winter Pathmasters, Fence-Viewers, Pound-Keepers, and Sheep Valuators, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

5.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that a bylaw, increasing the rate of commutation of the Statute Labour Tax, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

In Committee of the Whole, the blanks in the first bylaw were filled with the names of the persons appointed, while in the second, the rate of $1.50 per day was substituted for that of $1.00 per day, as in the old bylaw.

 

 

 

 

6.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos S. Doyle, that the bylaw, appointing Overseers of Highways & Winter Pathmasters, Fence-viewers, Pound-keepers, and Sheep Valuators, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 5-1920.

 

7.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by Duncan McLean, that the bylaw, increasing the rate of commutation of the Statute Labour Tax, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 6-1920.

 

8.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Duncan McLean, that a grant of $50.00 be given to the Puslinch Agricultural Society, the same to be paid in October.

 

9.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Thos. Amos, fixing crests to Victory Loan Flag

$1.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, registration of births, etc.

$12.40

 

 

Thos. Aitken, 50 yards of gravel, Division 115

$7.50

 

 

Thos. Doyle, expenses to Toronto, on Hamilton & Owen Sound Road

$5.00

 

 

A. McLean, expenses to Toronto, on Hamilton & Owen Sound Road

$5.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, Clerk’s fees & bylaw expenses for Drain No. 3

$17.00

 

 

10.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that the Clerk be instructed to purchase eight road drags from the Sarnia Bridge Company, at $25.00 each, F.O.B. Puslinch Station.

 

11.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by Duncan McLean, that this meeting adjourn, to meet again on April 5th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

Copy of letter addressed to J. A. MacDonald and Wm. Nicol:

 

Dear Sir:

 

I am instructed by Council to express to you the deep appreciation of that body, as representing the ratepayers of Puslinch Township, for the many years of faithful public service you have rendered as auditor of the municipal accounts.

 

It was with sincere regret that the Council learned that you were unable to continue these responsible duties, in which your well known integrity and clerical ability have always given an assured sense of confidence and reliance to the municipal authorities, and indeed to the ratepayers as a whole, without exception.

 

I beg to assure you, Sir, that the memory and appreciation of these pleasant associations, now unfortunately severed, will long remain in Puslinch municipal circles as a monument to your earnest and faithful efforts in this behalf.   

 

Yours very truly,

A. B. Falconbridge

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 5th 1920.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met, in regular session, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Meldrum and Schultz.

 

On invitation of Reeve Cameron of Guelph Township, the Council arranged to meet the Guelph Township Council at a demonstration of road grading and dragging on the Guelph-Puslinch Townline, on Wednesday next at 3 p.m. 

 

The Clerk was instructed to send out notices, announcing a public meeting of the ratepayers, to be held in the Town Hall, Aberfoyle, on April 14th, at 8 p.m., for the purpose of obtaining the feeling of the ratepayers in regard to submitting the Hydro Electric Bylaw.

 

A petition, signed by Robert Murray and others, requested that a snow fence be erected opposite Lots 11, 12, & 13, Concession 10, for a distance of 190 yards, the owners of the Lots mentioned, viz., John Rae, Stewart Hume, and Geo. Murray, to supply the posts, and the fence to be erected by Statute Labour.  The Council members expressed themselves as being favourably disposed toward the request, and referred the matter to Mr. Meldrum to carry out the details.

 

The Clerk was instructed to post notices calling for applications for operating the grader and making tile, and also for tenders for the Hall grounds’ pasturage for the season, all to be in the hands of the Reeve by May 1st next.

 

The advisability of allowing cattle to run at large under the tag system was _____, but no action taken.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. D. Maltby approached the Council with a request to open the street south and parallel with the Brock Road and between Cockburn and Mill Street.  The Council deferred the matter, pending a consultation with the adjoining owners.

 

The Clerk was instructed to notify the East Flamboro Council that the Boundary Line Committee of the Puslinch Council would meet the East Flamboro Committee on April 14th, at 3 p.m. at Watson’s culvert.

 

1.

Moved by Thos. Doyle, seconded by D. McLean, that permission be granted the Bell Telephone Company to trim trees along their service lines, subject nevertheless to the supervision of the Councillors for each division and the consent of the owners interested.

 

2.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Treasurer, Guelph Township, ½ share of boundary account

$21.33

 

 

Robt. Kennedy, work on 7th Concession line

$10.00

 

 

Alex Smith, for wood

$45.00

 

 

3.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by Thos. Doyle, that this Council now adjourn, to meet again on Monday May 3rd, at 2 o’ clock.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

(dated) May 3rd 1920.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 3rd 1920.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met, in regular session, in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 2 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Meldrum and D. McLean.

 

The Road & Bridge Committee for Divisions 3 & 4 reported having met a committee of the East Flamboro Council in regard to boundary line work, and being of the opinion that the two boundary line culverts were of sufficient size to come under county jurisdiction, decided to refer the repair of such to their respective county authorities for their consideration.  Arrangements were made for Puslinch Township to do some grading.

 

Upon representation of Mr. J. A. Ord, the Council agreed to have the statute labour of Lots 19 & 20, Front of Concession 8, transferred from Division 211 to Division 226, and that of Lot pt. 2-3 R.T. G.M. Walsh, from Division 201 to Division 223.

 

Upon consideration of the tenders received, the Hall grounds’ pasturage was let to Mr. Jas. Boucher, at $15.10 for the season, the foreman of grading, let to Jas. Boucher at 40 cents per hour, and the making of tile, to John Marshall at 40 cents per hour.

 

The Clerk was instructed to prepare a bylaw for the appointment of an additional Township Constable, this action being taken on representation of Mr. Jno. Penrice, who recommended that Mr. Alex McGinnis be appointed.

 

 

 

 

 

The Clerk was instructed to insert advertisements for tenders for the construction of the uncompleted portions of Drain No. 4, not now under contract.

 

The following motions were made and passed:

1.

Moved by Thos. Doyle and Duncan McLean, that the Council accept the tenders of Jas. Boucher for the Hall grounds’ pasturage, at $15.10, and for operating the grader, at 40 cents per hour, and also that of John S. Marshall for making tile at 40 cents per hour.

 

2.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that a bylaw, authorizing the Head and Treasurer of Puslinch Township to borrow, from the Dominion Bank, the sum of six thousand dollars to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during 1920, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

3.

Moved by W. H. Schultz, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 5-1917, in the matter of Drain No. 2, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by T. S. Doyle, that the bylaw, authorizing the Head and Treasurer of the Township to borrow from the Dominion Bank, to cover overdrafts during 1920, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 7.

 

5.

Moved by G. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the bylaw, amending Bylaw No. 5-1917, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 8.

 

6.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that the Township Treasurer be and hereby is authorized to collect and receive any monies belonging to the Township of Puslinch, now in the hands of the County Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the time for completion of work on Drain No. 3 be extended to October 1st 1920.

 

8.

Moved by G. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

John A. Ord, erecting and removing snow fences

$3.50

 

 

Guelph Herald, printing auditors’ report

$6.25

 

 

Duncan McEdwards, work on the 10th Concession

$9.00

 

 

W. J. Little, 30 yards of gravel, Division 103

$4.50

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, making industrial return

$5.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, fees, Drain No. 2, (original)

$12.45

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, fees, Drain No. 2, (amending)

$19.50

 

 

Township Treasurer, Beverly, half share boundary line account

$252.10

 

 

Wm. Foster, shovelling snow on Guelph Townline, Guelph Township to pay half

$4.90

 

 

Lynn Lasby, 15 yards of gravel, Division 122

$2.25

 

 

Gordon Salt, 103 rods of wire fence

$23.18

 

 

Canada Ingot Iron Company, 8 road drags

$224.00

 

 

Township of Nassagaweya, Treasurer, half share of boundary line account

$45.52

 

 

James Mason, gravel on Cockburn Street

$4.50

 

 

Total

$616.65

 

 

9.

Moved by T. S. Doyle, seconded by D. McLean, that this Council now adjourn, to meet again on Monday May 31st, at 10 o’clock a.m. as a Court of Revision, and afterwards for general business.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

(dated) May 31st 1920.

 

 

 

 

Township of Puslinch

Special Meeting

 

At a special meeting of Council, attended by Reeve McLean and Councillors D. McLean, T. S. Doyle, and Wm. H. Schultz, to consider the plan of a subdivision of part of Lot 6, Concession 1, and known as “Eagle Park”, the following motion was passed:

 

1.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the plan of “Eagle Park”, a subdivision of part of Lot 6, Concession 1, in the Township of Puslinch, be and hereby is approved for registration.

 

The meeting then adjourned.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Township of Puslinch

May 31st 1920.

Court of Revision

 

Pursuant to adjournment, the Puslinch Municipal Council met in the Council Room, at 10 a.m. today, as a Court of Revision, to hear and decide appeals against the Assessment Roll for 1920.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean occupying the chair.  After subscribing to the necessary declaration, the Court heard and decided, as set forth, the following appeals:

 

1.

By John Walsh, that Ernest A. Hales be assessed as tenant of Lot 12, Front of Conc. 9, and that the statute labour for such property be adjusted accordingly. ─ allowed.

2.

By Peter Iles, that George Ruber be assessed as tenant of the Episcopal Church lands, being part of Lot 6, Front of Concession 9. ─ allowed.

3.

By Geo. J. Meldrum, that he be assessed jointly, as tenant, with D.A. McNaughton, owner, of Lot 33, Rear Gore. ─ allowed.

4.

By Andrew Gilmour, that his assessment on part Lot 35, Front of Concession 10, be struck off, as house has been sold and removed, the Lot, ¼ acre, being a part of the property of D. G. Hanning. ─ allowed.

5.

By Geo. Lewis, Roy Harmer, Geo. McGill. Joseph Clair, Alex Smith, Wm. Leslie, Thos. R. Paddock, Mrs. Geo. L. McPherson, and Robert Reeve, that their respective dog taxes be struck off, the dogs in question having been destroyed. ─ all allowed.

 

The following motion was then passed:

1.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Thos. S. Doyle, that the Assessment Roll, as now revised, be confirmed.

 

The Court arose.

 

 

(signed) Alex McLean

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 31st 1920.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met, in regular session, at the close of the Court of Revision, held in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Doyle and D. McLean.

 

Mr. Robert Reeve requested that the grader be used on his division, and was referred to Mr. Schultz.

 

Mr. Jno. Cameron requested that the accrued statute labour commutation due Division 306, together with any general funds necessary, be used in cutting down a hill in this division.  The matter was referred to Mr. Schultz.

 

Mr. A. Wilkinson and R. Paddock interviewed the Council in regard to the condition of about half a mile of roadway, opposite Lots 14 & 15, Concession 2.  As the damage to this road was caused largely by county teaming, the Reeve promised to take the matter up with the county authorities, with a view to getting some assistance in the matter of repairing same.

 

Mr. Jas. McCartney asked that the two culverts, opposite Lot 25, Concession 9, be deepened.  This was referred to Mr. D. McLean.

 

The Clerk was instructed to secure 25 cards, containing the names of the township pound-keepers, sheep valuators, and fence-viewers, for distribution throughout the township.

 

The Council decided to charge a rate of $2.00 per hour for the private use of the grader.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by T. S. Doyle, that a bylaw, appointing an additional Constable for the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

2.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that the bylaw, appointing an additional Constable for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 9.

 

3.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by T. S. Doyle, that the prices for cement tile, made by the Township, be as follows: 18-inch ─ $3.00, 12-inch ─ $1.75, 8-inch ─ $1.00, and 6-inch ─ $.75, and take effect forthwith.

 

4.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by T. S. Doyle, that the Road & Bridge Committee, for Divisions 2 & 4, investigate the possibility of constructing the uncompleted portions of Drain No. 4 by day labour, and that no action be taken in the matter of letting a contract, pending the report of the Committee, and that the tender received be not accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Hugh Ross, on account, Memorial fund

$500.00

 

 

Thos. Currie, repairs to culvert, Beverly pays ½

$1.00

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, for printing drainage circular

$2.00

 

 

The Guelph Mercury, Hydro circulars

$4.50

 

 

Jno. A. Wilkinson, iron for culverts, 10th & 3rd Concessions

$49.90

 

 

Joseph Broeckel, 40 rods of wire fence, Lot 12, Concession 4

$9.00

 

 

Mrs. Jno. Newall, 40 rods of wire fence, Lot 20, Concession 4

$9.00

 

 

Daniel McNaughton, Assessor, postage account

$2.00

 

 

John S. Marshall, making tile and drawing material

$21.60

 

 

A. Wilkinson, commuted labour, Division 321

$8.00

 

 

Jno. Ehrhardt, broken harrow

$1.00

 

 

 

6.

Moved, that the Council adjourn, to meet in the Council Chamber on Monday July 5th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Township of Puslinch

July 5th 1920.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting, including the Court of Revision, were adopted on the motion of Messrs. Doyle and Meldrum.

 

Messrs. D. Maltby, Kidd, and Smith met the Council on the matter of opening Mill Street, in Aberfoyle.  It was mutually agreed as satisfactory to all parties, that Mr. Kidd place a satisfactory gate where his fence crosses said street, and that Messrs. Smith and Maltby, as owner and tenant respectively, provide their own outlet from the Smith property to the street, having free access therefrom, through Mr. Kidd’s gate to the Brock Road.

 

Messrs. Scott and Tolton, of Arkell, presented a petition requesting that the Council gravel a portion of Road Division No. 214.  The matter was referred to the Road Committee of Divisions 2 & 4.

 

The matter of constructing the culvert on the Watt Ditch was referred to Mr. Meldrum.

 

1.

Moved by Wm. H. Schultz, seconded by Geo. J. Meldrum, that the following accounts be paid:

 

Geo. M. Paddock, sheep claim

$11.00

 

 

Jno. A. Ord, commuted labour, Division 226

$9.00

 

 

Leonard Maltby, gravel, 24 yards, Division 226

$3.60

 

 

Jno. A. Ord, 152 yards of gravel, Divisions 226, 404, & 407

$22.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Marshall, 22 rods of wire fence, bonus

$4.95

 

 

P. A. Patterson, 53 rods of wire fence, bonus

$11.92

 

 

Sam Smith, commuted labour, Division 108

$11.00

 

 

Wm. Crow, 32 yards of gravel, Division 405

$4.80

 

 

Richard Chester, 31 yards of gravel, Division 109

$4.65

 

 

Walter Holm, 41 rods of wire fence

$9.23

 

 

Wm. Crow, gravel, Divisions 105 & 327

$15.00

 

 

H. Heller, commuted labour, Division 322

$13.50

 

 

Municipal World, supplies

$10.52

 

 

Donald McCaig, sheep claim, May 18th

$63.00

 

 

Donald McCaig, sheep claim, June 19th

$55.00

 

 

M. Ferguson, sheep claim, June 12th

$22.00

 

 

Geo. A. McGill, two sheep inspections

$4.00

 

 

A. Marshall, one sheep inspection

$2.00

 

 

M. Ferguson, three sheep inspections

$6.00

 

 

J. A. Wilkinson, bridge iron

$49.48

 

 

A. B. Falconbridge, extra work on voters’ list

$10.00

 

 

Jno. Eggert, 66 rods of wire fence

$14.85

 

 

Jas. Boucher, on account, grading

$100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Cook, grant toward current bridge, Division 207A

$50.00

 

 

Robt. Evans, 124 rods of wire fence

$27.90

 

 

Jno. Ehrhardt, 60 rods of wire fence

$13.50

 

 

Geo. Wingfield, 82 rod of wire fence

$18.45

 

 

Wm. Crow, 60 yards of gravel, Division 104

$9.00

 

 

Geo. Boucher, 42 yards of gravel, Division 101

$6.30

 

 

R. O’Donoghue, work on Division 107

$28.00

 

 

Jno. R. Little, 90 yards of gravel. Division 111,

$13.50

 

 

Jno. S. Marshall, making tile & teaming cement

$37.60

 

 

Dun. McLean, 40 rods of wire fence

$9.00

 

 

 

 

Moved by G. Meldrum, seconded by W. H. Schultz, that the Council now adjourn, to meet again on Monday August 23rd, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

(dated) Aberfoyle, August 23rd/20.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 23rd 1920.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read by the Clerk, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Doyle and Schultz.

 

Following the request of the Reeve, Messrs. Palframan and Robertson met the Council, in the matter of Mr. Robertson’s complaint that Mr. Palframan had cut valuable trees along the road without due permission.  After hearing the versions of both parties, the Council decided to visit the scene in question, as a Committee of the Whole, and to further interview the several parties concerned, on Friday September 3rd.

 

Mr. Meldrum reported that he had been unable to make progress in the matter of the Watt Ditch culvert, but that an effort would be made to construct the same at an early date.

 

1.

Moved by Thos. S. Doyle, seconded by G. J. Meldrum, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time, providing, by way of assessment on the rateable property of the Township of Puslinch, for the raising of funds for County, School, and Municipal purposes for the year 1920 A.D.

 

In Committee of the Whole, the following rates were struck: County ─ 5.4 mills, general township rate ─ 3 mills, general township rate for the Police Village of Morriston, as per agreement ─ 1.2 mills, general school rate ─ 3.5 mills, special school rates, S.S. No. 1 ─ 3.1 mills, S.S. No. 2 ─ 1 mill, No. 3 ─ 1.4 mills, No. 4 ─ 2.1 mills, No. 5 ─ 1.4 mills, No. 6 ─ 2.6 mills, No. 7 ─ 1.3 mills, No. 8 ─ 4.2 mills, No. 9 ─ 5 mills, No. 10 ─ 3.4 mills, No. 11 ─ 2 mills, and S.S. No. 12 ─ 2.1 mills.  S.S. No. 8 Debenture rate ─ 1.4 mills.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by Duncan McLean, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the bylaw, providing, by way of assessment on the rateable property of the Township of Puslinch, for the raising of funds for county, school, and municipal purposes, for the year 1920 A.D., be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 10.

 

3.

Moved by Geo. J. Meldrum, seconded by D. McLean, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Frank McGladery, 83 yards of gravel, Divisions 202-4

$12.45

 

 

P. A. Fleming, 50 yards of gravel, Division 210

$7.50

 

 

Wm. Martin, 19 yards of gravel, Division 211

$2.85

 

 

Alex Tawse, 18 yards of gravel, Division 211

$2.70

 

 

Wm. Prettie, 107 yards of gravel, Divisions 220-2 & 426

$16.05

 

 

Thos. Carter, 20 yards of gravel, Division 224

$3.00

 

 

Mrs. Ellen Hamilton, 42 yards of gravel, Division 207

$6.30

 

 

W. C. Cunnington, cutting weeds on show grounds

$10.00

 

 

Peter Patterson, 22 yards of gravel, Division 428, and 114 yards of gravel, Divisions 401-9-10-28.

$20.40

 

 

Angus Buchanan, 105 yards of gravel, Division 417

$15.75

 

 

Andrew Scott, 104 yards of gravel, surface damage, Division 411

$20.60

 

 

Chas. Kohl, cutting weeds, Division 322

$21.00

 

 

Jno. Pinkney, commuted labour, Division 401 (1919)

$4.00

 

 

R. D. Leslie, commuted labour, Division 404 (1919)

$14.00

 

 

D. T. Parker, 44 yards of gravel on Division 113

$6.60

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 40 yards of gravel, Division 124

$6.00

 

 

Wm. Steffler, 42 yards of gravel, Division 123

$6.30

 

 

W. J. Little, stoning and widening road, Division 326

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Marshall, making tile and drawing cement

$20.10

 

 

Geo. Lewis, 12 barrels of cement

$43.63

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, work done on Division 410

$5.00

 

 

Thos. Heffernan, shovelling gravel, Division 423

$4.00

 

 

John Clifford, shovelling gravel, Division 423

$8.00

 

 

Andrew Scott, shovelling gravel, Division 411

$5.90

 

 

Thos. Evans, gravelling Division 111

$74.35

 

 

Jos. Broeckel, opening winter road

$11.70

 

 

Wm. Thompson, gravelling Division 112

$45.00

 

 

Jas. Phalen, wire fence bonus, 40 rods

$9.00

 

 

A. Neubauer, wire fence bonus, 85 rods

$19.12

 

 

J. M. Eagle, gravelling, Division 318

$26.00

 

 

Thos. Aitken, 78 yards of gravel & railing, Division 115

$16.70

 

 

Guelph Herald, advertising voters’ list

$5.50

 

 

Guelph Mercury Printing, 300 voters’ lists & advertising

$108.12

 

 

Wm. Black, team on grader, 43½ days

$348.00

 

 

Arch. McLean, team on grader, 41½ days

$332.00

 

 

D. Simpson, team on grader, 2½ days

$20.00

 

 

A. Gilmour, team on grader, 2½ days & 1 man 1 day

$24.00

 

 

D. Hanning, team on grader, 1½ days

$12.00

 

 

Jas. Boucher, 46 days grading

$184.00

 

 

John Bryden, 30 yards of gravel, Division 301 & surface damage, (North Dumfries to pay half)

$5.00

 

 

Jos. Kloepfer, 60 yards of gravel, Division 403

$9.00

 

 

John Simpson, 37 yards of gravel, Division 420

$5.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ormond Patton, 32 yards of gravel, Division 424

$4.80

 

 

W. J. Little, 62 yards of gravel & surface damage, Division 320-6

$14.30

 

 

Jas. A. McPherson, 60 yards of gravel, Division 311

$9.00

 

 

Russell Kearns, 23 yards of gravel, Division 305

$3.45

 

 

Robt. Harmon, gravel for Division 329

$3.00

 

 

Hugh Currie, 162 yards of gravel, for Divisions 308-10-03

$24.30

 

 

Dun. McLean, 60 yards of gravel, Division 315

$9.00

 

 

Alf. Reid, 25 yards of gravel, Division 316

$3.75

 

 

Alf. Boots, 45 yards of gravel, Divisions 310-25

$6.75

 

 

Fred Paddock, 115 yards of gravel, Division 314, for 1918-19-20

$17.25

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Taylor, 191 yards of gravel, Divisions 318-2-13, for 1919-20

$28.65

 

 

Chris Bond, 182 yards of gravel, Divisions 317-18

$27.30

 

 

Chris Bond, 40 days commuted labour & extra work, Division 317

$63.50

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by T. S. Doyle, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday, the 27th of September, at 1: 30 p.m.

 

(signed) A. B. Falconbridge ─ Clerk

(signed) Alex McLean ─ Reeve

(dated) September 27/20.

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

September 27th 1920.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, at 1:30 p.m. today.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve McLean presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted on motion of Messrs. Doyle and D. McLean.

 

The Clerk was instructed to acknowledge receipt of the German trench mortar, received from the War Trophies Department.

 

Representatives of the Aberfoyle and Morriston Continuation School Board waited on the Council in an effort to get recognition of their requisitions for school moneys, which were delinquent to the extent that the assessment bylaw had been passed by the Council in August and that the compilation of the Collector’s roll was nearing completion.

 

Other points at variance with regular procedure were brought to view and the Clerk was instructed to write the Minister of Education and the Municipal World for advice in the matter.

 

Mr. Walter Holm was appointed a Township Constable under the following resolution, which was signed by the Reeve and the Clerk and stamped with the corporation seal.

 

1.

Moved by Thos. Doyle, seconded by D. McLean, that Walter Holm be and is hereby appointed a Constable in the Township of Puslinch, during the pleasure of the Council and under the same terms and conditions as other Township Constables.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by T. S. Doyle, that the Township Treasurer, Mr. Hugh Clark, be and is hereby authorized to collect and receipt for Grand Trunk Railway System Voucher No. 27733, for $3.00, made payable to J. C. Grieve and covering commutation of two days’ statute labour in Division No. 110, for the year 1920, in the Township of Puslinch. copy to Treasurer.

 

3.

Moved by T. S. Doyle, seconded by D. McLean, that a bylaw, providing for the distribution of tax notices by mail and to establish the mode and manner for the collection of taxes in the current year, 1920-21, in the township, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the bylaw, providing for the distribution of tax notices by mail and to establish the mode and manner for the collection of taxes in the current year, 1920-21, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered 11.

 

Arrangements having been made for the payment of taxes at the authorized branches of the Dominion Bank in Guelph and Hespeler, and at the Bank of Toronto, in Morriston and Galt, the Treasurer was also authorized to receive taxes and empowered to collect, by distress or otherwise, in case of non payment.

 

5.

Moved by D. McLean, seconded by T. S. Doyle, that the time for the completion of Drain No. 3 be extended to December 1st 1920.

 

6.

Moved by G. J. Meldrum, seconded by Wm. H. Schultz, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Wm. H. Martin, 177 yards of gravel, Beverly pays ½.

$35.40

 

 

W. H. Martin, drawing 88½ yards of gravel, at 75 cents per yard, Beverly to pay ½.

$66.37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. E. Leslie, overseeing and spreading gravel ─ 6 days, and repairing culvert ─ ½ day, Beverly pays ½.

$29.25

 

 

S. G. Leslie, drawing 88½ yards of gravel, at 75 cents per yard, Beverly pays half.

$66.38

 

 

John Cameron, grading hill on Beverly Townline, Beverly pays half

$27.00

 

 

John A. Wilkinson, cement bridge between Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 10

$470.90

 

 

R. G. Chester, 33 yards of gravel, Division 106

$4.95