Puslinch Township Council

 Minutes of Council Meetings

January 1940 ─ December 1942.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 8th 1940.

 

The inaugural meeting of the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 11 o’ clock a.m., as per statute.  All of the members were present, Donald A. Stewart, as Reeve, and George McGill, Robert T. Amos, Daniel Hesketh, and Albert McWilliams, as Councillors.

 

After subscribing to the statutory “Declaration of Office”, these gentlemen were declared the duly constituted Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch for the year 1940.

 

1.

A request for a grant from the Salvation Army, in aid of its Rescue Home in Hamilton, was placed before the Council, and it was moved by Daniel Hesketh, seconded by George McGill, that the Salvation Army receive the usual grant of $10.00.

 

2.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Relief Officer’s salary be reduced to $125.00 and that the Clerk be instructed to prepare a bylaw to that effect.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the Clerk be instructed to take applications for a Tax Collector for the Township of Puslinch, duties to commence March 1st, applications to be in by February 3rd 1940.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the Clerk be hereby instructed to order 10 copies of the Municipal World, to be sent to the members of the Council and Officials, and also to apply for tenders on 4 cords of hardwood and 1 cord of cedar, as per tenders of previous years.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that we purchase 4,000 feet of snow fence, at 6¼ cents per foot, and 280 posts, at 35 cents per post, from the Roofers Supply Company, Toronto.

 

6.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that W. H. Whyte be instructed to return the Collector’s Roll to the auditors, after which, it will be placed in the care of the Treasurer.

 

7.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the Collector be instructed to strike off his Roll the taxes listed below as uncollectible.

 

 

Tax

Penalty

Total

 

 

George Robertson, dog tax

$2.00

$.16

$2.16

 

 

Oliver Monkhouse, dog tax

$2.00

$.16

$2.16

 

 

Percy Purdy, business tax

$2.88

$.32

$3.20

 

 

Stanley Woolsey, dog tax

$2.00

$.16

$2.16

 

 

C. M. Patmore

$6.00

$.84

$6.84

 

 

Tony Patullo

$4.00

$.44

$4.44

 

 

and as the amounts listed below are a charge against the Collector and show on the Collector’s Roll as uncollected, and as the said amounts have been collected by other means, we hereby authorize and instruct the Tax Collector to mark the said amounts as paid, that is to say:

 

George McCurdy, Lot 26, Rear of Conc. 8, paid to Twp. Treasurer

$286.02

 

 

Calvin Evans, paid to Hespeler Bank

$80.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that a bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health for the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

9.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health of the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

10.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that a bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer to borrow the sum of $28,000 from the Bank of Toronto, Morriston, and/or the Dominion Bank, Guelph, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

11.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer to borrow the sum of $28,000, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

12.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, appointing municipal auditors, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

13.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, appointing municipal auditors, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

14.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that a bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer, for the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

16.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Fred Roszell, fire insurance on Morriston sheds

$1.00

 

 

Municipal World Ltd., office supplies

$1.69

 

 

J. L. Hugson, Treasurer of West Garafraxa, county educational adjustments

$57.32

 

 

Donald Smith, 3 sheep killed and 4 injured, by dogs

$54.00

 

 

John Allardyce, 1 sheep injured by dogs

$5.00

 

 

Fred Roszell, valuating sheep killed by dogs

$3.95

 

 

Alex Ord, report to Public School Inspector

$3.00

 

 

Alex Ord, completing old age applications, 1939

$25.00

 

 

Joseph Hart, 1 sheep injured by dogs

$7.00

 

 

Alex Tawse, valuating sheep injured by dogs

$1.85

 

 

R. J. Scott, Secretary, MacDonald Consolidated School, for 4 pupils attending 9th and 10th grades

$158.30

 

 

W. H. Whyte, rent of rooms for collecting taxes

$4.40

 

 

John A. Tawse, for enforcing Game & Fisheries Act

$7.00

 

 

Jas. C. Faskens, Treasurer’s bond, 1940

$40.00

 

 

The Salvation Army, grant

$10.00

 

 

Guelph Printing Services, 200 copies of financial statement

$55.08

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, December

$13.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for E. Haynes, December

$8.25

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for A. Pharaoh, December

$8.25

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for Richard Purchem(?)

$8.25

 

 

G. A. Lewis, relief for F. Hamilton

$6.60

 

 

W. H. Whyte, relief for Mrs. Wood

$15.00

 

 

W. H. Whyte, relief for W. Swartzenburger

$10.50

 

 

City of Guelph, relief for C. Pharaoh, May

$8.25

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer, fees & postage

$8.25

 

 

C. T. Cooke, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 1

 

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, Superintendent’s salary

$45.83

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, stamps & envelopes

$.35

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, 300 pounds of salt

$2.10

 

 

L. C. Greir, trucking posts & salt

$4.00

 

 

Harry Hanlon, pay sheet

$12.50

 

 

Arch. Stanley, 13 yards of gravel at 15 cents per yard

$1.95

 

 

Chas. Maltby, pay sheet

$3.60

 

 

P. A. Snider, Waterloo-Puslinch Townline account

$105.50

 

 

17.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday February 5th 1940 A.D., at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Tawse ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 5th 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Daniel J. Hesketh and Albert McWilliams.

 

Notices of the annual meetings of the Good Roads Association and the Association of Rural Municipalities Convention were received and read before Council.  It was decided not to send delegates or to join the associations this year.

 

1.

The tenders to supply wood for the Township Hall were opened, and as Gordon McAllister was the only tender for hardwood and John A. Ord the only tender for cedar, it was moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the tender of Gordon McAllister for 4 cords of hardwood or beech for the Township Hall, at $8.75 per cord, and that the tender of John A. Ord for 1 cord of cedar, at $7.00 per cord, be accepted, all wood to be cut and delivered as per tender.

 

2.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk notify W. H. Whyte, by registered letter, that his services as Tax Collector for this Township terminate on February 29th 1940.

 

3.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the auditors be hereby instructed to post the 1939 Collector’s Roll to date.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Applications for Tax Collector were opened and after seriously considering each application, it was moved by George McGill, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that Thomas S. Doyle be appointed to the position of tax Collector for the Township of Puslinch and that the Clerk be hereby instructed to prepare a bylaw to that effect.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that a bylaw, appointing a Weed and Threshing Machine Inspector, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the bylaw, appointing a Weed and Threshing Machine Inspector, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

7.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, providing for the total 1940 expenditure on roads in the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, providing for the total 1940 expenditure on roads in the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

9.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, adjusting the salary of the Relief Officer, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

10.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, adjusting the salary of the Relief Officer, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Guelph Township, county educational adjustment fees, 1937 (or 1939)

$125.98

 

 

Municipal World, 9 subscriptions, bylaw record, & other supplies

$21.80

 

 

W. Alex Nicoll, attending Division Court

$4.00

 

 

Whillier & Company, 148 Danforth Avenue, Assessor’s supplies

$28.14

 

 

Toronto Stamp & Stencil Works, dog tags

$11.54

 

 

Hydro Electric Power Commission, lights for Township Hall

$5.70

 

 

John A. Tawse, enforcement of Game & Fisheries Act

$9.00

 

 

Jeffreys & Spence, employer’s liability insurance

$105.00

 

 

County of Wellington, 27 days interest at 6%

$63.72

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, stamps for Assessor

$5.10

 

 

Town of Bronte, relief to C. Weiland, January

$6.85

 

 

City of Guelph, relief to P. Doyle, January

$12.43

 

 

Mrs. W. H. Whyte, relief to Mrs. Wood, January

$15.00

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief to E. Haynes, January

$12.54

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, relief to R. Parchem, January

$20.90

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, relief to F. Hamilton, January

$8.75

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, Caretaker’s supplies

$2.30

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for R. Parchem

$8.25

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for A. Pharaoh

$8.25

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for E. Haynes

$8.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 2

 

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, Superintendent’s salary

$45.83

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, postage

$.25

 

 

Oliver Hume, pay sheet

$1.88

 

 

Gordon Fitton, pay sheet

$.79

 

 

Gordon McLean, pay sheet

$1.75

 

 

Jas. D. McLean, pay sheet

$1.58

 

 

Chester Schultz, pay sheet

$13.85

 

 

Norman Nicoll, pay sheet

$1.13

 

 

Geo. W. Paddock, pay sheet

$5.00

 

 

Walter Brubacher, pay sheet

$1.35

 

 

Mat Scott, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Fred Paddock, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Chas. Scott, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Richard McMillan, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Fred Frosch, pay sheet

$4.05

 

 

Alfred Ibel, pay sheet

$1.35

 

 

Dan Quinnell, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Clarence Mast, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Jno. Smith, pay sheet

$1.47

 

 

Delmer Smith, pay sheet

$2.03

 

 

D. M. McPherson, pay sheet

$2.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robt. Barnett, snow plowing, 80 hours at $2.00 per hour

$160.00

 

 

Roy Carter, pay sheet

$8.10

 

 

David Hume, pay sheet

$6.74

 

 

Alex Black, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Gordon Fitton, pay sheet

$1.01

 

 

R. H. Smith, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Walter Boreham, pay sheet

$5.16

 

 

Harry Turner, pay sheet

$5.73

 

 

Ivan Tolton, pay sheet

$5.84

 

 

Fred Lamb, pay sheet

$1.01

 

 

C. Cunnington, pay sheet

$14.75

 

 

Geo. Cunnington, pay sheet

$5.40

 

 

Wm. Bolger, pay sheet

$5.40

 

 

J. H. Allardyce, pay sheet

$5.40

 

 

Wm. Hewer, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Gordon McKay, pay sheet

$3.20

 

 

Wm. Ross, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Fred Paddock, pay sheet

$3.38

 

 

David Paddock, pay sheet

$2.03

 

 

Fenton Jackson, pay sheet

$3.83

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, wire for snow fence

$2.04

 

 

Jas. Porteous, pay sheet

$3.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike French, pay sheet

$4.73

 

 

Joe Heany (or Haney), pay sheet

$3.15

 

 

Frank Byrne, pay sheet

$7.20

 

 

Joe Lynch, pay sheet

$5.41

 

 

Thos. Lynch, pay sheet

$.45

 

 

Chas. Maltby, pay sheet

$.68

 

 

Fred Broeckel, pay sheet

$1.13

 

 

Henry Broeckel, pay sheet

$1.13

 

 

Jas. C. Faskens, balance of employees’ compensation policy, 1939

$71.90

 

 

12.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday March 4th 1940, at 1: 30 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 21st 1940 A.D.

Special Session

 

A special meeting of the Municipal Council was called by the Reeve for the purpose of receiving the report of the auditors, and for other business.  In the annual report of the auditors a deficit of $6273.85 was shown in the deposits of the Tax Collector, W. H. Whyte, during 1939.  The auditors also stated that they had sent verification notices to all of those in arrears of taxes and until such time as the tax payers had an opportunity to verify the statements, as sent, the amount of the shortage could not be definitely stated.

 

1.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Bank of Toronto, Morriston, and the Dominion Bank, Guelph, be hereby instructed to transfer from the tax accounts to the general accounts, at the end of each month, all monies deposited to the credit of the said tax account.

 

2.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Clerk be instructed to procure a tax arrear ledger for the Tax Collector and that it be kept posted up to date.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that Messrs. Jeffrey & Spence be instructed to prepare a bond for Thomas Doyle, our new Tax Collector, and that it be for $10,000.00.

 

 

The meeting then adjourned.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 22nd 1940 A.D.

Special Session

 

W. H. Whyte, former Tax Collector, having surrendered to the Provincial Police, a meeting was called by the Reeve, today, at 2:30 p.m., in the auditor’s office, Guelph, to decide on what action should be taken in regard to the shortage in the deposits of the said Collector.  All of the members were present, the Reeve presiding.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, and unanimously, endorsed, and a copy handed to P. C. Seiberts, Provincial Police, that our former Tax Collector, W. H. Whyte, arraigned in Police Court, this 22nd day of February, on a charge of vagrancy, and remanded, be now charged with embezzlement of township funds, and that he be dealt with on this charge as the Crown may see fit. 

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 4th 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last regular meeting and of the two special meetings were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McGill.

 

A circular from the Department of Municipal Affairs, informing the Council that the provincial subsidy to municipalities in 1940 will be one mill on the rateable assessments, was read.

 

A list of lands liable to be sold at the 1940 Tax Sale was laid before the Council.  They are as follows: Rear Lot 28, Concession 10 ─ 97½ acres, Back Street, Morriston, Lots 40, 41, & 42 ─ 60 acres.

 

An account, in the amount of $46.20 against the township, covering the tuition of pupils from Puslinch who attended fifth classes at the Hespeler Public Schools during 1939, was read.  The Clerk was instructed to forward this account to the county for payment.

 

A letter from the Department of Agriculture, Arthur, rē warble fly control, was read.  It was decided to supply no powder for the farmers this year.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

The auditors completed their report for the year 1939.  The shortage in the Collector’s statements amounted to $5622.17.  Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the auditors’ report, as presented, be adopted.

 

2.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the bonds of the municipal officials and all insurance policies be placed in the township safe and in the care of the Clerk.

 

3.

The Clerk reported that the receipts, derived from the sale of special hunting licenses during the season 1939-1940, amounted to $235.75, and that this amount had been deposited with the Treasurer.  Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the Clerk receive a commission of 10% of all sales for looking after the sale of special hunting licenses during the 1939-1940 season.

 

4.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that a bylaw, appointing a Tax Collector for the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, appointing a Tax Collector for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that a bylaw, appointing Poundkeepers, Fence-Viewers, and Livestock Valuators, for the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the bylaw, appointing Poundkeepers, Fence-Viewers, and Livestock Valuators, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the Clerk be instructed to advertise for tenders for crushing and delivering 5,000 cubic yards, or more, of crushed gravel and the delivery of 1,000 cubic yards of quarry chips, and also for maintenance and construction work on the roads of the Township of Puslinch, the contractor to furnish gravel crushed to ½ inch and a $50.00 marked cheque on each contract.  All work done and gravel delivered must be satisfactory to the Road Superintendent.  Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

 

9.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Wallace Printing Company, auditors’ supplies

$9.91

 

 

Provincial Treasurer, Dept. of Health, insulin for H. A. Little

$.98

 

 

John Patterson, 2 sheep killed, 2 sheep injured by dogs

$34.00

 

 

Alex Ord, registering births, marriages, & deaths for 1939

$10.75

 

 

Fred Roszell, valuating Patterson & Smith sheep

$3.80

 

 

John A. Wilkinson, auditor’s fees

$198.14

 

 

J. G. A. McEwen, auditor’s fees

$171.80

 

 

John Tawse, investigation rē sheep killed by dogs

$3.10

 

 

Wm. Smith, 4 sheep killed & 5 injured by dogs

$97.00

 

 

McCall’s Groceteria, relief to R. Hewitt

$12.00

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, relief to R. Parchem

$16.50

 

 

A. Mulloch, Treasurer of East Flamboro, relief to F. Marcy

$2.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood to A. Pharaoh

$10.50

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood to R. Parchem

$8.40

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood to E. Haynes

$8.25

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, relief to F. Hamilton

$6.00

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief to E. Haynes

$12.73

 

 

Mrs. Ann M. Whyte, relief to Mrs. Wood

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, for issuing special hunting licenses, 1939-40

$23.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 3

 

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, Superintendent’s salary

$50.00

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, phone

$.88

 

 

Clarence Cunnington, pay sheet

$26.00

 

 

Gordon McKay, pay sheet

$11.70

 

 

Wm. Bolger, pay sheet

$11.25

 

 

David Paddock, pay sheet

$3.38

 

 

Geo. Cunnington, pay sheet

$10.13

 

 

Jas. McCaig, pay sheet

$4.28

 

 

Fred Paddock, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Martin Paddock, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

William Ross, pay sheet

$1.35

 

 

William Hewer, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Mrs. J. O. McCarthy

$.45

 

 

Jas. Aikens, pay sheet

$1.58

 

 

Robert Reeve, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

Ford Tremain, pay sheet

$.90

 

 

John Clark, pay sheet

$3.13

 

 

Geo. W. Paddock, pay sheet

$3.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Scott, pay sheet

$3.15

 

 

Stewart Hume, pay sheet

$1.43

 

 

Chester Schultz, pay sheet

$7.25

 

 

Gordon Fielding, pay sheet

$2.25

 

 

Jas. Darby, pay sheet

$10.00

 

 

Frank Byrne, pay sheet

$4.00

 

 

Joe Lynch, pay sheet

$5.40

 

 

Geo. Cunnington, pay sheet

$.45

 

 

Frank Phalen, pay sheet

$3.04

 

 

Clarence Lester, pay sheet

$3.94

 

 

Frank McGarr, pay sheet

$3.94

 

 

Thos. Lynch, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Wm. Galbraith, pay sheet

$1.35

 

 

Harold McGarr, pay sheet

$2.14

 

 

Patrick McGarr, pay sheet

$3.84

 

 

Richard Hewitt, pay sheet

$2.14

 

 

Robt. B. Barnett, snow plow, 95 hours at $2.00 per hour

$190.00

 

 

David Quinnell, for calcium chloride

$3.50

 

 

Mr. Spence, local representative of the company bonding our Tax Collector, was present.  He was further advised of the shortage in the Collector’s statements.  He intimated that the company would immediately check the statements of the local auditors and that restitution would likely be made as soon as the shortage was confirmed by the company.

 

10.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday April 1st, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk &  Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 1st 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McGill.

 

An application was received from the Bell Telephone Company of Canada to rebuild its lines on certain roads in the Township of Puslinch, subject to the supervision of our local Road Superintendent.  The Clerk was authorized to sign approval to the said application.

 

1.

The gravel tenders were opened, and after careful consideration, it was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that W. R. Greenley, of Harriston, be awarded the contract for crushing and delivering 5,000 cubic yards, or more, of gravel, at 50 cents per yard, for ½ inch crushing, and that D. M. Stewart, of Morriston, be awarded the contract for delivering 1,000 cubic yards of quarry chips, at 20 cents per yard, all prices subject to a 4-mile haul, 8 cents per yard per mile to be allowed over the 4-mile haul, contracts being subject to the approval of the Department of Highways.  

 

 

 

 

 

2.

The tenders on construction and maintenance were also opened, but as some of the contractors did not appear to understand the contracts fully, it was moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that none of the tenders received be accepted, and that the Clerk be hereby instructed to advertise for separate tenders, first on construction, and secondly, on maintenance.  Contractors must supply all machinery power, and the men necessary to operate the same efficiently; contractors are to state in their tenders the horse-power and whether wheel or caterpillar type tractor, and also what types of graders, scrapers, and other machinery will be used, otherwise their tenders cannot be considered.

 

3.

Tenders were received on our public liability insurance on township roads.  It was moved by Geo. McGill, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the public liability insurance on township roads be taken out with Jeffrey & Spence at a premium rate of $178.25.

 

4.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Daniel Hesketh, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Wallace Printing Company, 500 bank deposit sheets & 500 envelopes ($5.40 + $2.70)

$8.10

 

 

Municipal World, supplies for Tax Collector

$29.5

 

 

Welch Coal Company, 1 ton of coal for Township Hall

$13.00

 

 

W. Alex Nicoll, attending Division Court

$4.00

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising gravel tenders (transferred to road accounts, May 6th 1940)

$14.70

 

 

Geo. A. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker, & supplies

$17.00

 

 

A. E. Mullock, Treasurer of East Flamboro, relief for F. Marcy, March

$1.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Pattinison(?), Treasurer of Trafalgar Township, relief for C. Weiland, January, Feb., & March

$12.85

 

 

City of Guelph, relief for P. Doyle, December 1939

$10.05

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, relief for R. Parchem, March

$14.00

 

 

Dominion Stores, Sullivan Street, Toronto, relief for Chas. Maltby, March

$4.75

 

 

Geo. Lewis, relief for Fred Hamilton, March

$6.12

 

 

Chas. Barber, 4 months rent for E. Haynes, Dec. 1st – April 1st

$20.00

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for Parchem & Haynes, March

$18.00

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, March

$14.47

 

 

Mrs. Ann M. Whyte, relief for Mrs. Wood, March

$15.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer,  fees for Jan., Feb., March

$4.75

 

 

Workmen’s Compensation Board, administration expenses rē Michael Spruhan

$65.00

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, Collector’s bond

$75.00

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 4

 

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, Road Superintendent’s salary

$50.00

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, postage

$.25

 

 

Roofers Supply Company, 4,000 feet of snow fence, 280 posts

$380.48

 

 

Chester Schultz, pay sheet

$10.25

 

 

Alf Turner, pay sheet

$20.80

 

 

Stirton McNaughton, pay sheet

$1.13

 

 

Thos. Priest, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Stewart Hume, pay sheet

$.75

 

 

Orme Sherwood, pay sheet

$.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O. Monkhouse, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

A. Leachman, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Oliver Hume, pay sheet

$2.48

 

 

Wm. Hume, pay sheet

$9.00

 

 

Roy Carter, pay sheet

$20.00

 

 

David Hume, pay sheet

$20.25

 

 

Douglas Orme, pay sheet

$14.06

 

 

Harry Turner, pay sheet

$19.35

 

 

Edward Lamb, pay sheet

$7.65

 

 

Hulbert McPherson, pay sheet

$6.98

 

 

Ivan Tolton, pay sheet

$3.60

 

 

Gordon Fitton, pay sheet

$3.60

 

 

Arthur Millar, pay sheet

$.79

 

 

Raymond Tarzwell, pay sheet

$.79

 

 

Gordon McLean, pay sheet

$2.63

 

 

Peter M. McLean, pay sheet

$1.92

 

 

C. Cunnington, pay sheet

$21.90

 

 

Geo. Cunnington, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

David Paddock, pay sheet

$7.43

 

 

Gordon McKay, pay sheet

$6.19

 

 

Fred Paddock, pay sheet

$6.53

 

 

Jas. McCaig, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Frank Lake, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Edward Lake, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Wm. Bolger, pay sheet

$2.25

 

 

Jno. Cunnington, pay sheet

$1.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robt. Kennedy, pay sheet

$.80

 

 

Edward Scott, pay sheet

$6.08

 

 

McMillan Elliot, pay sheet

$5.18

 

 

Chas. Cook, pay sheet

$1.13

 

 

Wesley Winer, pay sheet

$2.36

 

 

Fred Mast, pay sheet

$1.58

 

 

Jas. Scott, pay sheet

$2.25

 

 

Alex Martin, pay sheet

$4.00

 

 

Robt. Hanning, pay sheet

$4.00

 

 

F. P. Crawley, pay sheet

$7.20

 

 

Donald McMillan, pay sheet

$2.03

 

 

Frank McGarr, pay sheet

$6.30

 

 

Pat, McGarr, pay sheet

$7.43

 

 

Fred E. Beckett, pay sheet

$11.70

 

 

Frank Byrne, pay sheet

$12.98

 

 

Joe Lynch, pay sheet

$6.98

 

 

Thos. Lynch, pay sheet

$9.23

 

 

Fred Broeckel, pay sheet

$7.88

 

 

Henry Broeckel, pay sheet

$5.40

 

 

John Blackstone, pay sheet

$3.38

 

 

John Clark, pay sheet

$1.58

 

 

A. Pentelow, pay sheet

$1.35

 

 

Henry Ibell, pay sheet

$2.70

 

 

Dan Quinnell, pay sheet

$5.40

 

 

Mat Scott, pay sheet

$3.59

 

 

Geo. W. Paddock, pay sheet

$7.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard McMillan, pay sheet

$8.77

 

 

Chas. Scott, pay sheet

$5.82

 

 

Claude Frosch, pay sheet

$4.50

 

 

Fred Frosch, pay sheet

$1.80

 

 

Walter Brubacher, pay sheet

$3.88

 

 

Malcolm McMillan, pay sheet

$6.21

 

 

Martin Paddock, pay sheet

$9.58

 

 

Joe Smith, pay sheet

$3.60

 

 

Robt. B. Barnett, 159½ hours, snow plow, at $2.00 per hour

$319.00

 

 

5.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that this Council adjourn, to meet in Special Session on April 22nd 1940, at 8 p.m., and on Monday May 6th 1940, at 1:30 p.m. as a regular meeting.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 22nd 1940 A.D.

 

A special meeting of the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, tonight, at 8 o’ clock, pursuant to the adjournment of the last meeting.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Stewart presiding.

 

1.

Tenders on construction and maintenance work on the roads in the Township of Puslinch were opened, an after due consideration had been given to each tender, it was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the contract for construction and maintenance work on the roads in the Township of Puslinch be awarded to A. C. Turner, at the rate of $2.35 and $2.25 per hour, respectively.

 

 

Council then adjourned.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 6th 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last regular meeting and of the special meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors McGill and Amos.

 

1.

A request, in writing, from L. Stevenson, President, Humane Society, for a grant in aid of the Guelph & Wellington County Humane Society, was received.  It was moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by George McGill, that this Council grant $15.00 to the Guelph & Wellington County Humane Society.

 

2.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Treasurer be instructed to advance Thos. S. Doyle, Tax Collector, $35.00 of his salary.

 

3.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk be instructed to prepare a bylaw appointing auditors for 1940.

 

4.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that this Council grant a bonus of 22½ cents per rod for the erection of woven wire fence on the roadside, subject to the approval of the Council as to where it is erected, said fence to be eight wires high.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved  by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that a bylaw, adjusting the salary of the Road Superintendent, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by George McGill, that the bylaw, adjusting the salary of the Road Superintendent, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

It was decided to make arrangements with the adjoining townships to inspect the boundary lines on Thursday May 16th.  The Reeve was also advised to make arrangements with A. N. Fellows, District Engineer, to inspect the township roads at an early date.

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

John A. Ord, cedar for Township Hall

$7.40

 

 

G. McLean, stamps & ink for Clerk

$3.75

 

 

Donald McDonald, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$12.00

 

 

D. J. McLean, valuating McDonald sheep

$1.70

 

 

C. Anderson & Company, supplies for Tax Collector

$4.20

 

 

Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, lights for Township Hall

$6.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thos. S. Doyle, advance on Collector’s salary

$35.00

 

 

L. Stevenson, President Guelph & Wellington County Humane Society, grant

$15.00

 

 

Dominion Stores, 101 York St., London, relief to Chas. Maltby, April

$9.50

 

 

Spegel’s Store, Guelph, clothes for Chas. Maltby, April

$7.63

 

 

M. F. Gray, fuel for Chas. Maltby, March

$5.75

 

 

McCall’s Groceteria, relief for R. Hewitt, March & April

$27.00

 

 

A. C. Mullock, Clerk, East Flamboro, relief for F. Marcy, April

$2.44

 

 

City of Guelph, relief for P. Doyle, March & April

$22.04

 

 

City of Guelph, relief for Mrs. Trents (or Trento), April

$4.73

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, April

$14.75

 

 

Mrs. Ann Whyte, relief for Mrs. Wood, April

$15.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, relief for F. Hamilton, April

$7.54

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for A. Pharaoh & E. Haynes

$16.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 5

 

 

 

Payroll No. 5, April 1st ─ 30th

$546.53

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, phone

$.57

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, expenses to conference

$5.00

 

 

Canada Ingot Iron Company, grader blade

$8.54

 

 

Jas. W. Moffat, Treasurer, Nassagaweya Township, snow plow account, 88 hours at $3.00 per hour

$264.00

 

 

Jas. W. Moffat, Treasurer, Nassagaweya Township, steel rope

$4.00

 

 

Robt. B. Barnett, 66 hours snow ploughing

$132.00

 

 

A. J. Huether, Police Village Morriston

$2.00

 

 

Lydia Fahrner, Police Village Morriston, tile

$4.00

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising road work

$8.80

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising road work

$14.70

 

 

8.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday June 3rd 1940, at 10 o’ clock a.m., as a Court of Revision, and at 1:30 p.m., for general business.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 3rd 1940 A.D.

Court of Revision

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met as a Court of Revision of the Assessment Roll in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 10 o’ clock a.m.  The members were all in attendance and after subscribing to the necessary declaration, the Council was declared a duly constituted Court of Revision, to hear and determine appeals against the 1940 Assessment Roll.

 

As there were no appeals before the Court, it was moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the 1940 Assessment Roll, as returned, be confirmed.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 3rd 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McGill.

 

A letter was read from the Department of Highways, approving of all contracts let by the Council.

 

Mr. Duncan McLean tendered his resignation as Assessor of the Township of Puslinch, such resignation to take effect on the 1st day of December 1940. 

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by George McGill, that the resignation of Duncan McLean as Assessor be accepted and that a letter of appreciation for his services during the past 17 years be sent to him from this Council.

 

While on inspection of the township roads in the company of the District Engineer, a very strong objection was raised to the unsightly appearance caused by persons dumping stones or other refuge on the roadsides. 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

As a result of this objection, the following resolution was moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk be instructed to advertise in the Guelph Mercury, that persons found dumping stones or other refuse on the roads of the Township of Puslinch or removing soil from the same, without the permission of the Road Superintendent, shall be prosecuted by order of the Municipal Council.

 

3.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council authorize the purchase of 16 “load limit” signs to be placed at the approaches to bridges, which are in a weakened condition.

 

The Tax Collector reported that tax collections during April and May amounted to $1983.94

 

4.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Alex Stewart Ltd., supplies for Board of Health

$23.00

 

 

Provincial Treasurer, Department of Health, insulin for H. A. Little

$.98

 

 

Fred Roszell, Secretary, Puslinch Fire Insurance Company, premium on Policy No. 761

$8.55

 

 

Hungerford & Gamble, legal advice

$3.00

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 1 sheep injured by dogs

$5.00

 

 

H. H. Harding, valuating Hanlon sheep

$1.90

 

 

Duncan McLean, stamps et cetera

$3.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, Assessor’s salary

$225.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, 500 envelopes for Assessor

$2.80

 

 

Mrs. G. Lewis, relief to F. Hamilton, May

$6.00

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief to E. Haynes, May

$12.83

 

 

Dominion Stores, London, relief to Chas. Maltby, May

$4.78

 

 

P. Snider, Clerk, Township of Waterloo, relief to Bernard Haigy, May

$7.71

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, relief to R. Parchem, April

$23.25

 

 

Mrs. Ann M. Whyte, relief to Miss Rodger, May

$15.00

 

 

Frank Byrne, reward for killing dog injuring sheep

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 6

 

 

 

Pay Roll, May 1st to 31st

$127.78

 

 

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Tuesday July 2nd 1940, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 2nd 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 8 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Daniel J. Hesketh and Albert McWilliams.

 

The Tax Collector reported that the taxes were coming in very slowly.

 

1.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Municipal World, Collector’s roll & supplies

$6.73

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, renewal premium on road liability insurance

$177.92

 

 

H. H. Harding, valuating H. Hanlon’s lamb

$1.90

 

 

Wm. Tolton, valuating A. Byrne’s sheep

$1.90

 

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, 6 months’ salary as Clerk

$137.50

 

 

Erwin Steffler, reward for killing dog

$5.00

 

 

Gordon McAllister, 4 cords of hardwood for Township Hall

$35.00

 

 

Arthur F. Byrne, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$12.00

 

 

H. Hanlon, 1 lamb injured by dogs

$6.00

 

 

City of Guelph, relief to Jean Billings, May, 20% of $7.00

$1.40

 

 

A. C. Mullock, Township of East Flamboro, relief for F. Marcy, 20% of $11.70

$2.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, June

$14.53

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for E. Haynes

$8.25

 

 

Ann M. Whyte, relief for Violet Rodgers, June

$15.00

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, relief for F. Hamilton, June

$6.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 7

 

 

 

Payroll No. 7, June 1st to 30th

$318.18

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, phone & ticket punch

$1.35

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, 30 pounds of spikes for bridges

$1.50

 

 

Clarence Cunnington, timber & nails

$2.15

 

 

Alf Turner, 107 hours maintenance at $2.25 per hour & 174 hours construction at $2.35

$649.65

 

 

W. R. Greenley, 2034 yards of gravel, at 50 cents per yard

$1017.00

 

 

2.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday August 5th 1940, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 30th 1940 A.D.

Special Session

 

A special session of the Municipal Council was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, this evening, in conjunction with the Volunteer Civil Home Guard. 

 

1.

It was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that this Council authorize the Volunteer Civil Home Guard of Puslinch Township permission to use the Township Hall and grounds free of charge, and also be responsible for incidental advertising, postage, etc., in connection with the same.

 

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 5th 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, this evening, at 8 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last regular meeting and of the special meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors McGill and Amos.

 

William Kerr, President of the Puslinch Agricultural Society, was present.  A request was made by him for the usual grant in aid of the society.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the Agricultural Society receive the usual grant of seventy-five dollars, providing the show is held.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, lights for Township Hall

$5.43

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, 600 stamped envelopes for the Treasurer

$20.18

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, July

$16.21

 

 

Dominion Stores, relief for Chas. Maltby, July

$9.50

 

 

Wm. Smith, 2 lambs killed & 16 sheep & lambs injured

$134.00

 

 

City of Guelph, relief to Mrs. Jean Billings

$2.53

 

 

Canada Bread, relief to Chas. Maltby

$1.50

 

 

Ann M. Whyte, relief to Mrs. Hume

$15.00

 

 

Mrs. G. Lewis, relief to F. Hamilton

$11.87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 8

 

 

 

W. R. Greenley, crushing & delivering gravel

$500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 9

 

 

 

Payroll No. 8, July 1st to 31st

$272.46

 

 

Roofers’ Supply Company, 2 18-foot by 24-inch culverts

$123.45

 

 

Canada Culvert Company, 1 24-foot by 12-inch culvert

$30.24

 

 

Bond hardware Company, 8 bags of cement

$4.80

 

 

T. E. Thomas, 2527 feet of plank & timber, at 45 cents per foot

$113.71

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, 25 pounds of spikes, at 7 cents per pound

$1.75

 

 

W. R. Greenley, balance for crushing & delivering 2280 yards of gravel, at 50 cents per yard, plus mileage

$697.92

 

 

Alf Turner, 254½ hours construction, at $2.35 per hour

$598.07

 

 

A. McEdwards, work on bridges

$10.20

 

 

3.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Tuesday September 3rd, at 8 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

September 3rd 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 8 o’ clock p.m.  All of the members were in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. McGill and Hesketh.

 

An application from S. B. Stothers, Secretary of the Wellington County Ploughmen’s Association, for a grant, was placed before the Council.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the Wellington County Ploughmen’s Association receive the usual grant of $10.00

 

2.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by George McGill, that a 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 1940 A.D., be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, 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 1940 A.D., be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

4.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, appointing municipal auditors for the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, appointing municipal auditors for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

The Tax Collector was instructed to return his roll to the auditor to have arrears of taxes posted in the ledger.

 

6.

Moved by Daniel Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the application of Alex Ord for hydro-electric power service be accepted and that the Reeve be hereby instructed to sign the said application for the Corporation.

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising Court of Revision & notices rē Civil Guard

$4.40

 

 

Donald Ramsay, 1 lamb killed by dogs

$7.00

 

 

Fred Roszell, 6 lambs killed by dogs

$45.00

 

 

G. W. Paddock, valuating Ramsay & Roszell lambs

$5.50

 

 

Fred Roszell, valuating Smith & McKay sheep

$3.50

 

 

Calvin McKay, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$12.00

 

 

Donald Ramsay, destroying 2 dogs killing sheep

$10.00

 

 

L. Greer, 50 steel tanks for culverts, at 70 cents per culvert

$35.00

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, printing 500 cheques

$2.43

 

 

A. C. Mullock, Treasurer, East Flamboro, relief for F. Marcy, 20%, May

$2.41

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, August

$15.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood to E. Haynes, July

$8.25

 

 

Mrs. Ann Whyte, relief for Mrs. Wood, August

$15.00

 

 

Leaman Print Shop, 200 copies of the voters list

$45.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer fees, May & June

$3.00

 

 

Thos S. Doyle, balance of 6 months’ salary

$77.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 10

 

 

 

Payroll No. 9, August 1st to 31st

$117.65

 

 

W. R. Greenly, crushing & delivering 604 yards of gravel, at 50 cents per yard plus mileage

$318.32

 

 

Alfred Turner, 248 hours construction, at $2.35 per hour, plus 33 hours maintenance, at $2.25 per hour

$657.05

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, postage

$.25

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising

$6.30

 

 

8.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday October 7th 1940, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

October 7th 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., with Councillor Robt. T. Amos absent.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McGill.

 

1.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by George McGill, that this Council pay a bonus of 2% to the Tax Collector for all outstanding taxes that he actually collects in the year 1940.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the Junior Farmers Club receive the use of the Township Hall free of rent when the proceeds of their concerts or dances are used for patriotic purposes.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the Collector be instructed to supply all banks collecting Puslinch Township taxes with standard township receipt books, with the request that they complete a receipt in duplicate to every taxpayer who presents a tax notice for payment.

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the Reeve and the Collector be a committee to investigate the title of the south part of Lot 2, Concession 1, and also to determine what action should be taken in reference to the arrears on the property, and report to the Council at the November session.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Puslinch Agricultural Society, D. A. Stewart, Secretary, grant

$75.00

 

 

Wellington County Ploughmen’s Association grant

$10.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker, $15.00, & supplies, $5.20

$20.20

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, 500 envelopes

$4.86

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising 1st posting of voters lists

$3.00

 

 

G. McLean, postage on voters lists

$2.64

 

 

Provincial Treasurer, Department of Health, insulin for H. A. Little

$1.01

 

 

Cecil Wigood, 1 lamb killed & 1 sheep injured by dogs

$11.00

 

 

Carl Ross, 1 lamb killed by dogs

$6.00

 

 

Fred Roszell, valuating Wigood & Ross lambs

$3.30

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer fees

$5.05

 

 

C. Weeks, stationery & advertising rē Civil Home Guard

$3.45

 

 

John A. Wilkinson, searching Registry Office & compiling statement

$.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 11

 

 

 

Payroll No. 11, September 1st to 30th

$143.09

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, phone & envelopes

$.95

 

 

A. J. Huether, guard rail on culvert, Morr. Road

$4.00

 

 

A. C. Turner, 178 hours construction at $2.35 per hour

$418.30

 

 

D. M. Stewart, delivering 910 yards of quarry chips, at 20 cents per yard, plus mileage

$278.80

 

 

King Calcium Products, for cement tile

$64.58

 

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday November 4th 1940, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 4th 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  All of the members were in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McGill.

 

1.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, determining the time and place for nominating a Reeve and Council and to appoint Deputy-Returning Officers and Poll Clerks, for the year 1941, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

2.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, determining the time and place for nominating a Reeve and Council and to appoint Deputy-Returning Officers and Poll Clerks, for the year 1941, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that a bylaw, with respect to the erection of wire fences and allowances thereof along the roads of the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, with respect to the erection of wire fences and allowances thereof along the roads of the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that a bylaw, authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Corporation of the Township of Guelph, dated the 1st day of November 1940, covering the “deviated boundary road allowance” between the said townships, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Corporation of the Township of Guelph, dated the 1st day of November 1940, covering the “deviated boundary road allowance” between the said townships, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

7.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk be hereby instructed to advertise for applications for the position of Assessor in the Township of Puslinch.

 

8.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Donald A. Stewart, selecting jurors for 1941

$4.00

 

 

Alex Ord, selecting jurors for 1941

$4.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, selecting jurors for 1941

$4.00

 

 

Donald Stewart, remuneration as Reeve, 1940

$100.00

 

 

George McGill, remuneration as Councillor, 1940

$90.00

 

 

Robt. T. Amos, remuneration as Councillor, 1940

$90.00

 

 

Daniel J. Hesketh, remuneration as Councillor, 1940

$90.00

 

 

Albert McWilliams, remuneration as Councillor, 1940

$90.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Walsh, salary as Treasurer, 1940

$175.00

 

 

Alex Ord, balance of salary as Clerk, 1940

$137.50

 

 

John Tawse, salary as Weed Inspector, 1940

$50.00

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, 1500 envelopes, 1500 tax bills, 1500 current tax receipts, 1500 tax arrears receipts

$63.61

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, rē “Notice to Hunters”

$7.00

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, stamps for Tax Collector

$9.00

 

 

Leaman Print Shop, 500 letter heads for Clerk

$3.60

 

 

G. McLean, stamps for Tax Collector

$9.00

 

 

J. McNaughton, stamps for Tax Collector

$15.00

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, printing 400 cheques

$2.16

 

 

City of Guelph, relief for P. Doyle, in February

$10.36

 

 

Geo. Lewis, relief for Fred Hamilton, September

$5.65

 

 

Mrs. Ann M. Whyte, relief for Miss Rodgers, September

$15.00

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, September

$14.51

 

 

Chas. Barber, 5 months rent for E. Haynes, April ─ September

$25.00

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for E. Haynes & A.(?) Pharaoh

$16.50

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief for E. Haynes, October

$16.03

 

 

Mrs. Ann M. Whyte, relief for Miss Rodgers, October

$15.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, relief for F. Hamilton, October

$8.00

 

 

Mrs. J. H. Bell & D. Lewis, cutting grass on terrace

$4.00

 

 

C. Weeks, incidentals for the Civil Home Guard

$11.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 12

 

 

 

Pay sheet No. 12

$121.48

 

 

Gypsum, Lime, & Alabastine Co. Ltd., 1137½ yards of quarry chips, at 35 cents per yard

$398.13

 

 

D. M. Stewart, delivering 227½ yards of quarry chips, at 20 cents per yard, plus mileage

$90.30

 

 

Alf Turner, 20 hours construction, at $2.35 per hour

$47.00

 

 

John Mathies, 200 feet of plank for bridge, at $40.00 per thousand feet

$8.00

 

 

9.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday December 2nd, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 2nd 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  All of the members were in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McGill.

 

A letter was received from N. R. Argo, threatening to sue for damages caused by cutting brush and trees on the roadside in front of his property.  There was no action taken.

 

1.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Clerk be instructed to advertise for a snow plow to fit a T. D. 9 Tractor.

 

The Clerk reported that special hunting licenses issued to date amounted to $115.00.

 

2.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Municipal World, Clerk’s supplies

$2.86

 

 

Gordon Matthews, Deputy Game Warden’s fees, October 25th, 26th

$4.50

 

 

Peter J. McLean, 1 sheep killed & 1 injured

$18.00

 

 

D. J. McLean, valuating sheep killed by dogs

$1.90

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising for Assessor

$5.75

 

 

Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario, lights for Township Hall

$6.51

 

 

Geo. A. Lewis, pipes for furnace

$15.20

 

 

Leaman Print Shop, 1 dating stamp & pad

$5.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for Red Cross

$4.50

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, relief for F. Hamilton, November

$22.65

 

 

Roy Duffield, bread for F. Hamilton, November

$5.32

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief to E. Haynes, November

$15.23

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood to F. Hamilton, $9.00, E. Haynes, $9.00, and A. Pharaoh, $9.00

$27.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer fees

$3.75

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 13

 

 

 

Pay list No. 13, November 1st to 30th

$214.79

 

 

S. Greenwood Construction Company, 94 yards of gravel to fill, at 50 cents per yard

$47.00

 

 

Metallic Roofing Company, 1 culvert, 12 inches by 22 feet

$26.73

 

 

Canada Ingot Iron Company, 1 culvert, 15 inches by 22 feet

$40.79

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, phone

$.31

 

 

C. Cunnington, wire for snow fence

$.15

 

 

Alfred Davison, 2 yards of gravel, at 15 cents per yard

$.30

 

 

Fred Paddock, 27 yards of gravel, at 15 cents per yard

$4.05

 

 

Gypsum, Lime, & Alabastine Ltd., 94½ yards of quarry chips, at 35 cents per yard

$33.08

 

 

H. Leachman, material & work on sidewalk

$2.00

 

 

3.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by George McGill, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday December 16th, 1940, at 1 o’ clock p.m., as per statute.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 16th 1940 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in final session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at one o’ clock p.m., as per statute.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as reads, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McWilliams.

 

A letter was received from Dunbar, Goetz, and Dunbar, and one from R. C. Bone, rē a claim of R. Argo.  These letters were read and ordered filed.

 

The Caretaker presented an account of the monies received for the rent of the Township Hall, which amounted to $64.00, the township’s share being ½ or $32.00.

 

1.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by George McGill, that this Council accept the tender of the General Supply Company, of Toronto, for the purchase of a “Frink” snow plow, as specified in their tender, at the price of $2665.00, mounted on the tractor, at Toronto, delivery to be not later than 5 weeks from the above date.

 

2.

The Treasurer submitted his annual report, and it was moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the Treasurer’s report, as presented, be adopted and that he be hereby instructed to have 200 copies printed for the use of the ratepayers.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the contractors, having finished their crushing, delivering and maintenance and construction contracts, satisfactory to the Road Superintendent, the Clerk be hereby instructed to return their contract bonds in full.

 

4.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk advertise for applications for the position of Assessor for the Township of Puslinch, applications to be in by January 11th 1941.

 

5.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Treasurer be hereby instructed to pay the accounts of the local Board of Health as listed below:

 

Dr. J. H. King, services rendered as Medical Officer of Health

$105.00

 

 

Dr. J. H. King, remuneration as a member of the Board of Health

$18.40

 

 

Wm. J. Little, remuneration as a member of the Board of Health

$12.60

 

 

D. A. Stewart, remuneration as a member of the Board of Health

$16.80

 

 

Alex Ord, remuneration as Secretary of the Board of Health

$12.00

 

 

James Leachman, services rendered as Sanitary Inspector, express, postage, etc.

$74.00

 

 

Alex Stewart Ltd., disinfectant

$11.00

 

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the School Fund interest, amounting to $336.00 be paid to the School Sections as designated below:

 

School Section No. 1, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 2, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 3, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 4, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 5, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 6, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 7, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 8, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 9, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 10, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 11, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

School Section No. 12, the sum of

$28.00

 

 

7.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the Township Treasurer be hereby authorized to pay the Treasurers of the following School Sections the amounts shown below:

 

Section No. 1, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $409.35

$1009.35

 

 

Section No. 2, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $295.14

$895.14

 

 

Section No. 3, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $202.86

$802.86

 

 

Section No. 4, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $361.25

$961.25

 

 

Section No. 5, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $347.00

$947.00

 

 

Section No. 6, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $186.94

$786.94

 

 

Section No. 7, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $203.24

$803.24

 

 

Section No. 8, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $860.28

$1460.28

 

 

Section No. 9, Township grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $352.94

$952.94

 

 

Section No. 10, Twp. grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $293.43

$893.43

 

 

Section No. 11, Twp. grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $170.48

$770.48

 

 

Section No. 12, Twp. grant, $600.00, & trustees’ levy, $384.12

$984.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Dr. J. H. King, salary as Medical Officer of Health, 1940

$5.00

 

 

Walter Holm, salary as Relief Officer, 1940

$125.00

 

 

Leaman Print Shop, 25 nomination posters

$3.75

 

 

Provincial Treasurer of Ontario, 350 township licenses

$2.60

 

 

Spegels Depart. Store, 96 MacDonald St. E., clothing for A. Pharaoh

$5.14

 

 

Spegels Department Store, clothing for F. Hamilton

$9.54

 

 

Jas. W. Moffat, Treas., Nassagaweya Twp., relief to J. MacIntyre, Nov.

$1.24

 

 

Mrs. Ann M. Whyte, relief to Violet Rodgers, November

$15.00

 

 

Sidney Maltby, wood to Mrs. R. McCartney

$6.00

 

 

Thomas S. Doyle, stamps, exchange, etc.

$9.25

 

 

City of Guelph, relief to P. Doyle, November

$7.62

 

 

Thomas S. Doyle, 2% of taxes in arrears, collected by him in 1940

$80.00

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 14

 

 

 

Pay list No. 14, December 1st to 15th

$376.23

 

 

Robt. Stewart Ltd., plank for Vimy bridge

$12.50

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, grease for graders & wire for snow fence

$.75

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, postage

$.25

 

 

W. F. Gibson, Beverly-Puslinch Townline account

$33.00

 

 

John Nicoll, West Flamboro-Puslinch Townline account

$5.97

 

 

A. C. Mullock, East Flamboro-Puslinch Townline account

$24.90

 

 

Geo. M. Fox, maintainer & snow plowing account

$13.19

 

 

John Walsh, excise stamps

$12.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the close of business, Reeve Donald A. Stewart vacated the chair, in favour of Councillor George McGill.  In a few well chosen words, Reeve Stewart expressed his appreciation to the members of the Council and officials for the splendid co-operation received by him in the fulfillment of his duties.  He also signified his intention of seeking another term as Reeve.  The Councillors also expressed their intentions of standing for re-election as Councillors, and they were all high in their praise for the way that the Reeve conducted the affairs of the township during 1940.

 

The meeting then adjourned, sine die.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 21st 1940 A.D.

Special Meeting

 

A special meeting was called by the Reeve, to open and consider tenders for power to operate a snow plow in the Township of Puslinch.

 

1.

Two tenders were received, and it was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by George McGill, that the tender of Robert Barnett for power and men to operate the snow plow, at one dollar and seventy-five cents per hour, be accepted for the year 1941 & 42.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 30th 1940 A.D.

Nomination Meeting

 

The annual nomination meeting was held, pursuant to statute, in the Township Hall, Aberfoyle, today, at one o’ clock p.m.  The following candidates were nominated for the offices of Reeve and Councillor:

 

 

For Reeve:

Donald A. Stewart

 

 

 

For Councillor:

George McGill, Robt. T. Amos, Daniel J. Hesketh,

Albert McWilliams, Robt. H. Smith.

 

 

Robt. H. Smith withdrew his name as a candidate for Councillor and the remaining candidates, that is Donald A. Stewart, for Reeve, and George McGill, Robt. T. Amos, Daniel J. Hesketh, and Albert McWilliams, for Councillors, were declared to be duly elected to serve as the Council of the Township of Puslinch for the year 1941.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Returning Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 13th 1941 A.D.

 

The inaugural meeting of the Puslinch Municipal Council was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 11 o’ clock a.m., as per statute.  All of the members were present, that is, Donald A. Stewart, as Reeve, and George McGill, Daniel Hesketh, Robt. T. Amos, and Albert McWilliams, as Councillors.  After subscribing to the statutory declaration of office, these gentlemen were declared the duly constituted Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch for the year 1941.

 

The minutes of the December 16th meeting and of the special meeting of December 21st, as well as a report of the Nomination Meeting of December 30th 1940, were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Amos and Hesketh.

 

Letters were read from the Department of Highways rē the purchase of a snow plow and “power” to operate the same.

 

Applications for the position of Assessor were again opened and, out of eight applicants who applied, William Crow as chosen as the Assessor for the Township of Puslinch for 1941 and until his successor is appointed.

 

At 12 o’ clock, Council adjourned for dinner and at 1:30 p.m., they again resumed the meeting, with all of the members present.

 

1.

A number of requests for grants were placed before the Council and it was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the Salvation Army be given a grant of $10.00 in 1941.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Notices from the various municipal associations, rē their annual conventions, were read, and it was moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that Daniel J. Hesketh and George McGill be delegates to the Association of Rural Municipalities convention, at Toronto, February 25th and 26th.

 

3.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by George McGill, that this Council raise the rate of pay for a labourer from 22½ cents per hour to 25 cents per hour.

 

4.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Treasurer be instructed to send another cheque, in the amount of $1.80, to Fred Broeckel, and to stop payment at the bank on the previous cheque, which has gone astray, and also, to look after a cheque issued to Cecil Weeks, in the amount of $11.90, which is reported to have gone astray after being cashed by Mr. Weeks.

 

5.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the Greenwood Construction Company get a contract, at 22½ cents per cubic yard, for moving dirt with a steam shovel and drawing it up to ½ mile on road No. 1, subject to the approval of the District Engineer.

 

6.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk be hereby instructed to order 10 copies of the “Municipal World”, to be sent to the members of Councils and officials, and also, to apply for tenders on 3 cords of hardwood, as per tenders of previous years.

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that Walter Holm be re-appointed as Relief Officer, at a salary of $125.00 for the year 1941, his expenses to be included in the salary.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that Gordon McKay be refunded his dog tax of $2.00, as his dog was destroyed shortly after the Assessor had made his rounds.

 

9.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the following amounts be struck off the Collector’s Roll:

 

Roll No. 19, W. H. Whyte, business tax

$3.86

 

 

Roll No. 38, Jas. Florence, dog tax

$2.13

 

 

Roll No. 189, Russell Hayden, dog tax

$6.39

 

 

Roll No. 502, Frank Plumtree, dog tax

$2.13

 

 

Roll No. 890, Jas. Culp, dog tax

$6.43

 

 

Roll No. 1265, Frank Glover, dog tax

$6.77

 

 

10.

Moved by Daniel Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that a bylaw, authorizing the Head and Treasurer to borrow the sum of $28,000 from the Bank of Toronto or from the Dominion Bank, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

11.

Moved by Daniel Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and Treasurer to borrow the sum of $28,000 from the Bank of Toronto or from the Dominion Bank, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

12.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

14.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that a bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer for the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

15.

Moved by Albert McWilliams, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

16.

Moved by D. J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

George Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

C. L. Kearns, 2 sittings of Division Court

$8.00

 

 

Jas. C. Faskens, renewal on Treasurer’s bond

$40.00

 

 

Provincial Treasure, Department of Health, insulin to H. A. Little, July 1st to September 30th

$.98

 

 

R. J. Scott, MacDonald Consolidated School, pupils’ tuition fees 1940

$93.06

 

 

F. Roszell, Secretary, Puslinch Fire Insurance Company, insurance on Morriston shed

$1.00

 

 

The Hespeler Herald, stationery for Collector

$5.13

 

 

G. McLean, stamps & ink, for Clerk

$4.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Ord, completing old age pension applications, 1940

$25.00

 

 

Alex Ord, report to Public School Inspector

$3.00

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, printing 200 financial statements

$32.40

 

 

George Lewis, Caretaker’s supplies

$3.85

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer

$3.30

 

 

Gordon McKay, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

Association of Rural Municipalities, membership fees, 1941

$5.00

 

 

Geo. W. Paddock, refund on 1940 taxes, charged in error

$10.00

 

 

Salvation Army, grant

$10.00

 

 

City of Guelph, relief to P. Doyle, Puslinch share, December

$10.06

 

 

Roy Duffield, relief to F. Hamilton, December

$4.97

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, relief to F. Hamilton, December

$30.65

 

 

Mrs. Ann Whyte, relief to Violet Rodger, December

$15.00

 

 

Dominion Stores, relief to C. Maltby, December

$7.60

 

 

L. J. Philpott, relief to E. Haynes, December

$14.56

 

 

A. J. Huether, wood for F. Hamilton, $18.00, E. Haynes, $27.00, and A. Pharaoh, $9.00

$54.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts ─ Voucher No. 1

 

 

 

Payroll No. 1, December 15th 1940 to January 13th 1941

$200.82

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, phone

$.40

 

 

Doughty & McFarlane, 400 pounds of salt for sand piles

$2.60

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel Ltd., 3½ yards of sand, at 25 cents per yard

$.88

 

 

Robt. McConnell, 165 yards of gravel, at 15 cents per yard

$24.75

 

 

Fred Paddock, 5 yards of gravel, at 15 cents per yard

$.75

 

 

Jas. W. Moffat, Nassagaweya Townline account

$89.46

 

 

T. J. Gilchrist, Guelph Townline account

$212.98

 

 

Hugh C. Elliott, Dumfries Townline account

$1.25

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising snow plow tenders

$6.60

 

 

Hugh C. McLean Publications Ltd., advertising snow plow tenders

$3.80

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, employees’ accident insurance

$105.00

 

 

17.

Moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday February 3rd 1941 A.D., at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Alex Ord ─ Clerk

(signed) Donald A. Stewart ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 3rd 1941 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Donald A. Stewart presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Councillors Hesketh and McGill.

 

A letter from the Department of Highways, approving of the purchase of a snow plow out of the 1941 estimates, was read before the Council.

 

Mr. Lowe, of Guelph, organizer for the War Savings Committee, interviewed the Council, in an effort to organize the township, with the object of bringing to every resident’s attention the necessity of purchasing War Savings Certificates.  The Council members were unanimous in their support of the scheme and arrangements were completed to hold a public meeting in the Hall on February 7th 1941, at 2 o’ clock p.m.

 

There were no tenders for supplying wood to the Township Hall received.

 

1.

Tenders on a gravelling contract were opened and it was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Albert McWilliams, that Donald M. Stewart be given the contract for delivering gravel, at 50 cents per yard, and that Chester Schultz be given the job of keeping the pit clean, at 50 cents per yard, said refuse to be used as fill on the Gore line.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Robt. T. Amos, that the bonds of the municipal officials and all insurance policies, having been examined and found satisfactory, we hereby instruct that they be placed in the municipal safe, in the charge of the Clerk.

 

3.

The auditor, Mr. John A. Wilkinson, submitted his annual report for the year 1940, and it was moved by Robt. T. Amos, seconded by George McGill, that the auditor’s report for the year 1940 be adopted, as presented.