Puslinch Township Council

 Minutes of Council Meetings

January 8th 1945 ─ December 16th 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 8th 1945 A.D.

 

The inaugural meeting of the Puslinch Municipal Council was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 11 a.m., as per statute.  All the members were present, those being, Albert McWilliams, Reeve, and George McGill, Daniel J. Hesketh, Wm. Galbraith, and Wm. Hunter, Councillors.  After subscribing to the statutory “Declaration of Office”, these gentlemen were declared the duly constituted Council of the Municipality of the Township of Puslinch for the year 1945 A.D.

 

The minutes of the last meeting of 1944 were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and McGill.

 

A number of communications were read and disposed of.  Mr. J. A. P. Marshall, Chief Municipal Engineer, advised the Council that the Department had approved of our bylaw requesting an additional $3,000.00, to be spent on the roads of this township.  Mr. S. B. Stothers, Agricultural Representative, advised that they were planning to open up their last year’s series of courses on farm mechanics, and intimated that they would like to conduct the course this year in the Village of Morriston, and requested that the Council make arrangements to provide the Hall, free of charge, for this course.  Requests for grants were received from the Wellington County Federation of Agriculture and the Salvation Army Rescue Home, of Hamilton.  The District Agricultural Representative also requested that the Council complete the enclosed questionnaire on losses suffered to sheep by dogs and wild animals in the municipality during the past year.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by George McGill, that this Council grant the Salvation Army Women’s Rescue Home, in Hamilton, the sum of $15,00, and the Wellington County Federation of Agriculture, the sum of $5.00.

 

2.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk be hereby instructed to order 10 copies of the Municipal World for the members and officials, and also, to apply for tenders on 3 cords of hardwood for the Township Hall, as per tenders of previous years.

 

3.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that Isabel Lynch, R. R. 6, Guelph, and Norman Nicoll, R.R. 2, Puslinch, be refunded two dollars each, being a refund on the dog tax charged in error.

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that Neil Black be appointed Weed Inspector for the Township of Puslinch, at a salary of $75.00 per annum, and that the Clerk be instructed to prepare a bylaw to that effect, for presentation at our next meeting.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that the Reeve of the Township of Puslinch be hereby authorized to make application to the County Council, of the County of Wellington, for permission to collect our own arrears of taxes.

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that the Clerk be instructed to apply for a Road Superintendent through the Selective Services Commission, applications to be in hand by January 31st 1945.  Applicants are to state salary expected.  Any applicant accepted must meet with the approval of the Department of Highways.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that the County Treasurer be hereby authorized to turn over to Mr. B. Gibson, Tax Collector for the Township of Puslinch, all tax monies in his possession owing to the Township of Puslinch.

 

8.

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

 

9.

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

 

10.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, 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.

 

11.

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

 

12.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, completing Old Age Pensions, 1944

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, registering births, marriages, & deaths

$7.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipal World, office supplies & subscriptions

$15.20

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, printing 200 copies of financial statements

$51.57

 

 

James C. Faskens, Treasurer’s fidelity bond

$40.00

 

 

Salvation Army Women’s Rescue Home grant

$15.00

 

 

Wellington County Federation of Agriculture grant

$5.00

 

 

Isabelle Lynch, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

Norman Nicoll, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

Wilfred Roszell, fire insurance on Morriston shed

$1.00

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 1

 

 

 

Payroll No. 1

$47.40

 

 

W. D. Beath & Son, repairs to snow plough

$59.63

 

 

Jno. A. MacPherson, express on repairs

$1.55

 

 

Jno. A. MacPherson, L.D. phone & stamps

$4.43

 

 

Jno. A. MacPherson, welding brace on snow plough

$1.00

 

 

Bond Hardware Company, bolts, screws, etc.

$2.97

 

 

Robt. Barnett, 261 hours, at $3.00 per hour, snow ploughing

$783.00

 

 

Allan Hume, 220 hours, at $.50 per hour, snow ploughing

$110.00

 

 

Denison & Britton, bolts & machine work on plough

$2.79

 

 

Clyde Barton, 53 loads of gravel, at 10 cents per load

$5.30

 

 

13.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday February 12th 1945, at 10 a.m., as a Court of Revision of the Assessment Roll, and at 1:30 p.m., for general business.

 

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 9th 1945 A.D.

 

Police Village of Morriston

 

I have, this day, been notified by H. J. Bailey, Returning Officer of the Police Village of Morriston, that at the annual meeting of the ratepayers of the said Village of Morriston, held on January 3rd 1945, the following trustees were elected, that is to say:

 

 

 

L. Huether  - - -

Inspecting Trustee

 

 

 

 

Wm. M. Moore

 

 

 

 

 

A. E. Whiteside

 

 

 

 

(signed) H. J. Bailey, Returning Officer

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 12th 1945.

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, they were declared the duly constituted Court of Revision, to hear and determine appeals against the 1945 Assessment Roll.

 

The following list of appeals was placed before the Court:

 

Daley Frank – requested to be assessed as a Separate School supporter

 

 

Daymond, Alfred – assessed too high on Lots 8, 9, Front of the 4th Concession

 

 

Heagy, Ferdinand – assessed too high on Lot 9, Rear of 1st Concession

 

 

Langdon, Frederick, assessed too high on Lots 11, 12, Front of the 5th Concession

 

 

Moffatt, R. C. – requests exemption on timber lands

 

 

Holm, Walter – wrongly assessed for dog

 

 

Bohn, Wm. – wrongly assessed for dog

 

 

Buchanan, Donald - requests reduction on account of fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

After giving careful consideration to each and every appeal, the following decisions were arrived at:

 

Daley, Frank –

appeal disallowed, as his property is not within the required distance of a separate school

 

Daymond, Alfred –

appeal upheld, assessment on Lots 8,9, Concession 4, lowered from $4,800 to $4,300

 

Heagy, Ferdinand –

appeal disallowed, as his assessment is not considered excessive

 

Langdon, Frederick -

appeal disallowed, as his assessment is not considered excessive

 

Moffatt, R. C. –

appeal allowed, granted $300 exemption on 15 acres of timberland

 

Holm, Walter -

Appeal granted, dog removed from Roll

 

Bohn, Wm. -

Appeal granted, dog removed from Roll

 

Buchanan, Donald -

Appeal granted, assessment lowered $1200 on Lot 33, Rear Conc. 10, from $4200 to $3000, on account of his barn being destroyed by fire

 

1.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, that the Assessment Roll for 1945, as revised and amended, be confirmed.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Chairman

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 12th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the inaugural meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and McGill.

 

A large number of communications were read.  Mr. S. B. Stothers acknowledged, with thanks, our donation of $5.00 to the County Federation of Agriculture, and requested that a Director, representative of the Council, be named.  There was no action taken.  Mr. Stothers also intimated that the short course in farm mechanics would be held in the Morriston Hall on February 22nd and 23rd.

 

Letters were also read from W. D. Beath & Son, Freeport Sanitarium, The Dominion Bank, The Ontario Good Roads Association, and the Association of Rural Municipalities.  The Clerk reported that he had advertised for wood for the Township Hall, but that there was no tender received.  Mr. Wm. Crow, who was appointed School Attendance Officer for the Township of Puslinch at the January session, advised Council that he did not care to accept the position.  The naming of a new appointee was laid over until the March session.

 

The auditor gave a report of the financial condition of the Corporation as of December 31st 1944, and also reported that he had audited the Public School books of the entire township, and that his report had been forwarded to the Department at Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

The County Treasurer refused to pay over, “to our Tax Collector”, tax monies in his possession, due this township, and advised that the resolution to this effect, sponsored at our January session, was not in conjunction with the statutes.

 

1.

Therefore, it was moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the resolution passed at the January session, authorizing “the Tax Collector” to collect all tax monies in the hands of the County Treasurer, be rescinded, and that the Township Treasurer be hereby authorized to request the County Treasurer to forward to him all monies in his hands due the Township of Puslinch.

 

2.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the surety bonds of the township officials, having been examined and found in order, be placed in the municipally owned safe in the care of the Clerk.

 

3.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that Wm. Hunter and Daniel J. Hesketh be appointed delegates to the Good Roads Association convention and to the convention of the Ontario Association of Rural Municipalities, to be held in Toronto on February 27th & 28th and March 1st and that the membership fees of $5.00 be forwarded to each association.

 

4.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Road Superintendent be hereby authorized to petition the Minister of Highways for the Statutory grant on road expenditures for 1944.

 

5.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Tax Collector be hereby authorized to retain possession of the 1944 Tax Roll until April 1st 1945.

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that men who are with the snow plough, shovelling snow, receive 50 cents per hour, commencing February 1st.

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, that a bylaw, appointing a Weed Inspector for the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that the bylaw, appointing a Weed Inspector for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

There were 7 applications for the position of Road Superintendent, received and opened.  4 of the applicants were present, to acquaint those present with the duties of the Road Superintendent and the salary to be paid.

 

9.

It was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that a bylaw, appointing a Road Superintendent for the Municipality of the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

On a vote being taken, Chester Schultz was the unanimous choice of the Council, but as a permit to make such an appointment must be received from the National Selective Service, the third and final reading was held over to a future meeting.

 

10.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, providing for the total 1945 expenditure on roads in the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Moved by Wm. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, providing for the total 1945 expenditure on roads in the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

12.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Wilson Aikens, 1 load of wood for the Red Cross

$7.50

 

 

Hydro Electric Power Commission for Ontario, lights for Township Hall

$6.07

 

 

G. McLean, stamps and registered letters

$10.00

 

 

Kelso Printing Company, tax arrears forms for Auditor

$4.32

 

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper, advertising Court of Revision

$4.65

 

 

C. L. Kearns, attending Division Court, January & March 1944

$8.00

 

 

Loretta Academy, tuition fees rē Louise Clair & Joan Phelan, to Jan. 1st 1945

$20.00

 

 

Chester Schultz, 3 steel tanks for culverts

$3.75

 

 

Wm. Crow, Assessor’s salary - $225.00, and search at Registry Office

$225.60

 

 

J. A. Wilkinson, auditing School books - $48.00, & stamps & supplies - $9.65

$57.65

 

 

Albert McWilliams, expenses to Toronto on road business

$6.00

 

 

Ontario Good Roads Association membership fee

$5.00

 

 

Ontario Association of Rural Municipalities membership fee

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 2

 

 

 

Pay Roll No. 2

$118.50

 

 

Denison & Britton, repairing snow plough

$34.54

 

 

Wesley Kerns, bonus on 40 rods of wire fence

$9.00

 

 

Jno. A. MacPherson, L.D. phone

$3.96

 

 

Robt. B. Barnett, 326 hours of snow ploughing at $3.00 per hour

$978.00

 

 

Allan Hume, operating snow plough, 274 hours at $.50 per hour

$137.00

 

 

T. J. Gilchrist, Guelph borderline account

$146.79

 

 

13.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday March 5th, 1945 at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 20th 1945 A.D.

Special Session

 

A special session of the Municipal Council was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, this evening, for the purposes of (1.) giving third reading to the bylaw appointing a Road Superintendent, and (2.) acquainting ourselves with and discussing the provisions of the Assessment Act, particularly that portion dealing with tax collection and the return of the Collector’s Roll.

 

All of the members, the Tax Collector, and the Clerk-Treasurer were present, with the Reeve presiding.

 

1.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the bylaw, appointing a Road Superintendent for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

The Clerk read several sections of the Assessment Act referring particularly to the collection of taxes and the return of the Collector’s Roll.  After quite a lengthy and profitable discussion, the meeting adjourned.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 5th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Daniel Hesketh and George McGill.

 

1.

Mr. Ira Jackson, representing the Lundy Fence Company, was present, soliciting orders for snow fence.  Moved by Daniel Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the township purchase 2,000 feet of snow fence, at 8 cents per foot, and 140 posts, at 44½ cents per post, to be delivered by the 15th of October 1945, from the Lundy Fence Company.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council pay Mr. Gibson, Tax Collector, $50.00, for extra work done collecting arrears of taxes for the year 1944.

 

A letter was received from the Department of Game & Fisheries, requesting the Council to submit the usual recommendations for the appointment of Deputy Game & Fisheries Wardens.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the names that appear below be hereby recommended as Deputy Game & Fisheries Wardens, that is to say: J. A. MacPherson, Alex Ord, Alex Nicoll, James McPhee, George McGill, Chas. Crawley, Walter Holm, John Tawse, J. M. Cockburn, Roy Allan, Walter Cook, Andrew Scott, Joseph Guy, Daniel Cudney, Clifford Tremaine, Albert McWilliams, Daniel Hesketh, Herb Eltherington, Jacob Crowder, D. A. Stewart, W. A. Galbraith, Wm. J. Hunter, and Chester Schultz.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that those parties issuing Special Township of Puslinch Hunting Licenses be hereby authorized to retain, for their own use, 10 cents for each license issued, resident as well as non-resident license, and forward the balance with a record of the licenses issued and all un-issued licenses to the Clerk-Treasurer, who in turn will issue an official receipt for the same.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Clerk advertise for tenders for supplying, crushing, and delivering 4,000 cubic yards of gravel, to pass through a 7/8 inch screen.  All work done and gravel delivered must be satisfactory to the road Superintendent.  A marked cheque for 5% of the estimated contract price must accompany each tender.  Contract to be completed by October 15th 1945.

 

 6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that a bylaw, amending Bylaw No. 2-1945, being a bylaw appointing a School Attendance Officer, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that a bylaw, appointing Pound-keepers, Fence-viewers, and Livestock Valuators, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, that the bylaw, appointing Pound-keepers, Fence-viewers, and Livestock Valuators, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

A. W. Moody, 1 sheep & 1 lamb killed by dogs, 1944

$25.00

 

 

M. Stewart, 2 cords of wood for Township Hall, 1944

$20.00

 

 

Dr. S. J. Hawkins, Superintendent of Freeport Sanitarium, pneumo-thorax refills for an ex-patient

$12.00

 

 

Daniel J. Hesketh, expenses to convention, 2 days

$10.00

 

 

Wm. J. Hunter, expenses to convention, 3 days

$12.00

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, Collector’s bond

$56.25

 

 

H. B. Gibson, extra expenses rē tax collection

$50.00

 

 

H. B. Gibson, 3 months’ salary as Tax Collector

$81.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 3

 

 

 

Payroll No.3

$510.00

 

 

Jno. A. MacPherson, postage

$.25

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, 5 gallons of oil for snow plough

$5.00

 

 

Ben Wyse, 1 snow shovel & handle

$1.45

 

 

Robt. Barnett, 329 hours ploughing snow, at $3.00 per hour

$987.00

 

 

Allan Hume, 237 hours ploughing snow, at $.50 per hour

$118.50

 

 

10.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday April 2nd 1945, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 2nd 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Galbraith.

 

Regulations, with respect to the one mill Provincial subsidy to municipalities and the government grant toward educational costs, were placed before the Council.  Notice was received from the Department of Highways, advising that our statement of expenditures on township roads in 1944, submitted under the provisions of the Highway Improvement Act, had been checked and forwarded for payment of subsidy.  The Treasurer reported that the cheque, amounting to $3398.73, being the balance of the subsidy on our 1944 road expenditure, had been received.  Another letter from the Department of Highways approved of the appointment of Chester Schultz as Road Superintendent.

 

Mr. Howard Hood, with whom Irene McConnell, recently discharged from the Freeport Sanitarium, is boarding again, appealed to the Council to resume payment of this charge. 

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council resume liability for the board and lodging of Irene McConnell at the home of Howard Hood, commencing from the 15th day of December 1944 to March 30th 1945, being 15 weeks, at $6.00 per week, or $90.00 in all.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the contract to supply, crush, and deliver 5,000 cubic yards of gravel be awarded to Jas. D. Gray, of Carlisle, at $1.00, subject to the approval of the District Engineer.  The other tenders were from John McLaren, of Rockwood, at 90 cents per yard, and from Henry Holman, of Rockwood, at 95 cents per yard.

 

3.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, that this Council renew the insurance policy for public liability on township roads with Messrs. Jeffrey & Spence, at the rate of $175.23, less a credit of $9.78 allowed on our employees’ liability insurance policy, net balance to pay, $165.45.

 

4.

The Auditor submitted his annual report for the year 1944.  It was moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Auditor’s report for the year 1944, as submitted, be adopted.

 

Arrangements were to be made to meet the Beverly Council on the Beverly-Puslinch Townline on April 10th at 2 o’clock, and Guelph Council at 5 o’ clock of the same date.

 

5.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Police Village of Morriston, rent of Hall for short course

$10.00

 

 

Municipal World, supplies for Clerk & Collector

$23.65

 

 

Geo. M. Fox, County Treasurer, 50% of hospitalization costs for indigent patients, 1944

$148.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Hood, board & lodging to Irene McConnell, December 15th/44 to March 30th/45, 15 weeks at $6.00

$90.00

 

 

Leonard Nigro, 3 sheep killed, 4 sheep injured

$73.00

 

 

Fred Mollison, valuating Nigro sheep

$3.70

 

 

W. Alex Nicoll, attending Division Court as Clerk and Bailiff

$8.00

 

 

J. A. McNaughton, stamps for Collector

$5.00

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, Caretaker’s supplies

$4.89

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, public liability on township roads

$165.45

 

 

R. S. Elsley, relief to Elias Froman

$41.65

 

 

Jno. A. Wilkinson, balance of Auditor’s salary - $75.00, & supplies - $1.98

$76.98

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 4

 

 

 

Payroll No. 4, March 1st to 31st

$1167.60

 

 

Denison & Britton, welding snow plough

$5.52

 

 

Canada Ingot Iron Company, cutting edges for grader

$8.54

 

 

Chester Schultz, postage

$1.00

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising for Road Supt. applications & gravel tenders

$18.25

 

 

 

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday May 7th, at 8 o’clock p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 7th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Hunter.

 

Letters were read, one from J. A. Coombs, District Engineer, advising that the Department approved of our acceptance of the tender of Jas. D. Gray to supply, crush, and deliver 5,000 yards of gravel at $1.00 per yard, another from J.A.P. Marshall, Chief Municipal Engineer, advising of the approval of our road expenditure bylaw, and a number of others of a minor nature.

 

An account was received from the Township of Guelph for work done on the Guelph-Puslinch Townline, amounting, in all, to $3602.64.  As this work was done on the line bordering on the O.A.C. and Ontario Reformatory and as it was understood that the cost of constructing this road was to be born equally by the two municipalities, the O.A.C., and the Reformatory, it was decided to pay only what was considered as Puslinch Township’s share, that is $900.66 at the present time, and that the balance be held for further consideration.

 

1.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Sick Children’s Hospital, of Toronto, be granted the sum of $25.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the fire insurance on the Township Hall, Root Shed, and contents be increased to $2,000.00, $300.00, and $200.00, respectively, for a total of $2,500.00

 

3.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that tenders be called for maintenance work on the township roads, the contractor to supply all machinery and one man, tenders to be in by Saturday May 19th 1945, and tenderer to furnish a $10_____.00 marked cheque as surety bond.

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Road Superintendent be hereby authorized to hire farm tractors, and men to operate the same, to grade the township roads, and to pay them at the rate of $1.40 per hour, and that day labourers be paid at the rate of 50 cents per hour.

 

5.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, covering, by way of assessment, the expenses of the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch, for the current year, 1945-46 A.D., be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the bylaw, covering, by way of assessment, the expenses of the Township of Puslinch, for the current year, 1945-46 A.D., be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

7.

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

 

Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario, lights for Hall

$6.07

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, stationery & envelopes

$12.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. W. Paddock, valuating Hesse’s sheep

$1.70

 

 

Wilfred Berry, 7 sheep & 2 lambs killed, 1 lamb injured

$127.00

 

 

Fred Mollison, valuating Berry & Broeckel sheep

$4.20

 

 

J. P. Broeckel, 5 sheep killed & 1 sheep injured

$90.00

 

 

Sick Children’s Hospital, Toronto, grant

$25.00

 

 

 

Road  Accounts – Voucher No. 5

 

 

 

Payroll No. 5, April 1st to 30th

$367.00

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, gravel record cards

$4.32

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel, sand - $2.10, gravel - $54.00

$56.10

 

 

Canada Ingot & Iron Company, straightening grader

$2.16

 

 

Canada Ingot & Iron Company, 4 cutting edges

$17.62

 

 

David Sirrett, bonus on 40 rods of wire fence

$9.00

 

 

Puslinch Fire Insurance Company, insurance on snow plough

$8.00

 

 

Wm. Hunter, expenses to London, inspecting road machinery

$8.00

 

 

T. J. Gilchrist, Guelph-Puslinch Townline account

$900.66

 

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Tuesday June 5th 1945, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 21st 1945 A.D.

Special Session

 

A special session of the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch was held this evening for the purpose of opening tenders and awarding a contract for maintenance work on the roads of Puslinch Township.

 

1.

Robert B. Barnett, being the only contractor submitting a tender, it was moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the tender of Robert B. Barnett, for maintenance work on the roads of the Township of Puslinch, be accepted, subject to the approval of the Department of Highways, at the rate of $3.00 per hour, the contractor to supply all machinery and one man.

 

The meeting then adjourned.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 5th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Hunter.

 

Notice was received from the Department of Munitions and Supply, Ottawa, Ontario, advising us that our request for a permit to purchase a new motor truck could not be granted.

 

Owing to the extensive damages caused to sheep by dogs, the Clerk was instructed to make the fact known that owners of dogs found doing damage to livestock may be held responsible, and unless depredations ceased, action by the Council would be taken.

 

A request from Howard Hood for a further payment on account of board and lodging of Irene McConnell was received.  This request was referred to the local Board of Health for consideration.   

 

1.

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

 

Wilfred Roszell, Secretary, fire insurance on Township Hall building

$10.00

 

 

G. McLean, stamps for Clerk-Treasurer

$9.50

 

 

Walker Stores, flag for Hall

$13.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Mollison, 2 sheep killed by dogs

$30.00

 

 

Wilfred Roszell, valuating Mollison sheep

$2.20

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 3 sheep & 4 lambs killed by dogs

$71.00

 

 

Wm. Cooper, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$15.00

 

 

Geo. Crane, 3 sheep & 1 lamb killed, 1 sheep injured

$58.00

 

 

Wilfred Berry, 3 sheep killed & 1 sheep injured

$52.00

 

 

A. Daymond, 3 sheep killed & 1 sheep & 4 lambs injured

$135.00

 

 

Fred Mollison, Valuator’s fees & $5.00 reward

$16.20

 

 

Sydney Maltby, Valuator’s fees

$8.00

 

 

Donald Moffatt, 2 sheep killed & damages to 2 lambs

$60.00

 

 

Leonard Ord, repairs to & labour on flag pole

$6.00

 

 

A. Coulson, stamps for Collector

$10.00

 

 

John McNaughton, stamps for Collector

$10.00

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, stamps for Collector

$10.00

 

 

H. B. Gibson, 3 months’ salary as Collector

$81.25

 

 

Roy Stickney, 1 goat killed by dogs

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 6

 

 

 

Payroll No. 6

$506.40

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel, 6 yds. of pit run - $2.00, 10 yds. crushed - $9.00

$11.00

 

 

Canada Ingot Iron Company, 1 18-foot culvert

$17.94

 

 

Canada Ingot Iron Company, 2 22-foot culverts

$213.02

 

 

Howard Winer, delivering 3 culverts

$22.00

 

 

Ralph Nelson, 16 steel tanks, at $1.25 each

$20.00

 

 

J. D. Gray & Son, crushing & delivering 1260 yds. of gravel, at $1.10 per yd.

$1386.00

 

 

J. D. Gray & Son, crushing & delivering 2160 yds. of gravel, at $1.00 per yd.

$2160.00

 

 

J. D. Gray & Son, loading & delivering stone

$126.40

 

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper, advertising maintenance tender

$10.75

 

 

W. D. Beath & Son, balance on account

$.40

 

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Tuesday July 3rd 1945, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 3rd 1945 A.D.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met, in regular session, in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, this evening, at 8 p’ clock p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Hunter.

 

A number of communications were read and disposed of.  A letter from David Priest, complaining of an increase in his taxes, year by year, during the past four years, was read.  There was no action taken.  A letter from W. H. Keith, Chairman of the War Efforts Committee of the County of Wellington, notified the Council of the final and complete disbandment of the Volunteer Civil Guard of the County of Wellington.

 

A deputation, consisting of Messrs. Wm. M. Moore and W. E. Whiteside, from the Police Village of Morriston, presented a petition to Council to obtain street lighting in that village.  The Council promised to look into the details and to take the matter up at a later meeting.  The same committee, with the addition of Wm. J. Kerr, also suggested that the Council dispose of the free public sheds at Morriston, as the day of the horse-drawn vehicle is almost past, and the building, falling into disrepair, is more of an eyesore than useful.  The Clerk and Daniel J. Hesketh were appointed a committee to investigate the title of the property and to advertise the same for sale.

 

Mr. Neil Darby, in person, requested a refund on his 1945 taxes, his house having been destroyed by fire since the assessment was taken.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Moved by Wm. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that a refund of $15.00 be granted to Mr. Neil Darby, owing to his loss by fire, said refund to be made after his taxes are paid in full.

 

2.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Clerk be hereby instructed to return to Jas. D. Gray & Son their contract bond, amounting to $200.00, they having completed their contracts satisfactorily, to crush and deliver 4,000 yards of quarry chips.

 

3.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Clerk receive an increase to his present salary of $75.00 per annum, said increase to take effect as of January 1st 1945.

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Clerk be instructed to call for tenders on a concrete bridge over Hanlon’s Creek, opposite Lot 15, Concession 6.  Specifications may be obtained from the Road Superintendent.  Tenders are to be in by August 3rd 1945, lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

 

5.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that a bylaw, providing for additional expenditures on the roads in the Township of Puslinch in 1945, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, that the bylaw, providing for additional 1945 expenditures on the roads in the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, 6 months’ salary as Clerk-Treasurer

$325.00

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, 100 notices of meetings

$3.78

 

 

William Hesse, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$8.00

 

 

Loretta Academy, tuition fees rē L. Clair & J. Phalen, to June 3oth

$30.00

 

 

Howard Hood, board & lodging to Irene McConnell, March 30th to June 1st/45, 9 weeks at $6.00 per week

$54.00

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 7

 

 

 

Payroll No. 7, June 1st to 30th

$934.85

 

 

F. J. Cote, bonus on 45½ rods of wire fence

$10.24

 

 

Gypsum, Lime & Alabastine Company, 6288 yards of quarry chips, at 15¢

$943.20

 

 

J. D. Gray & Son, crush & deliver 3432 yards of gravel, at $1.00 per yard

$3432.00

 

 

J. D. Gray & Son, crush & deliver 504 yards of gravel, at $1.10

$554.40

 

 

J. D. Gray & Son, 4 trucks trucking fill for 40 hours, at $2.00 per hour

$80.00

 

 

C. H. Haugh, bonus on 80 rods of wire fence, at 22½ cents per rod

$18.00

 

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Tuesday August 7th, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 7th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Galbraith.

 

1.

The Auditor submitted his report on the financial condition of the township to June 30th.  It was moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Auditor’s report for the first 6 months of 1945, as presented, be adopted.

 

2.

Messrs. Moore and Whiteside again waited upon the Council in regard to the street lighting in the Police Village of Morriston.  Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that authority be hereby given to the Trustees of the Police Village of Morriston to negotiate with the H.E.P.C. (Hydro-Electric Power Commission), of Ontario, for street lighting in the said area known as the Police Village of Morriston.

 

A delegation composed of Messrs. W. H. Smith and David Hume presented a petition from the residents of Arkell and community, that street lighting be installed in the Village of Arkell.  The Council promised early consideration of the petition.

 

3.

A number of tenders for the sheds at Morriston were received and opened.  Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the sheds and Lot, at Morriston, as advertised, be sold to Wallace Currie for $100.00, Mr. Currie being the highest bidder, the sheds to be removed from the said Lot. 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that Alex Ord be engaged to repair the fence on the west side of the Fair Grounds, any posts or wire required to be supplied by the township.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that a bylaw, readjusting the salary for the combined office of Clerk and Treasurer, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, readjusting the salary for the combined office of Clerk and Treasurer, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

7.

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

 

Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario, lights for Hall

$6.07

 

 

Kelso Printing Company, Collector’s supplies

$31.86

 

 

Gordon Crow, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$15.00

 

 

Howard Hood, board & lodging to Irene McConnell, June 1st to Aug. 31st/45, 9 weeks, at $6.00 per week

$54.00

 

 

Jas. D. Gray, contract bond

$250.00

 

 

Jno. A. Wilkinson, 6 months salary as Auditor

$75.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 8

 

 

 

Payroll No. 8, July 1st to 31st

$313.40

 

 

Jas. D. Gray & Son, crushing & delivering 860 yds. of gravel, at $1.00 per yd.

$860.00

 

 

David Sirrett, 2596 yards of gravel, at 7 cents per yard

$181.72

 

 

J. McLaren, crushing & delivering 8 yards of gravel at $.90

$7.20

 

 

Fraser Hardware, 2 pairs of tree pruners

$8.50

 

 

Wm. Smith, bonus on 30 rods of wire fence

$6.75

 

 

F. Blackstone, bonus on 40 yards of wire fence

$9.00

 

 

G. McLean, stamps for road cheques

$10.00

 

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper, advertising bridge tenders

$12.75

 

 

Canada Ingot Iron Company, 1 16-gauge culvert - 22 feet by 12 inches & 1 12-gauge culvert - 18 feet by 52 inches

$162.94

 

 

L. Greer, trucking culverts

$7.00

 

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Tuesday September 4th 1945, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

September 4th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. McGill and Hesketh.

 

A letter from Galt Hospital was read, advising that Edwin and Alice Kerns, children of Wesley Kerns, had been admitted to that hospital on August 31st 1945.

 

The Clerk was instructed to prepare a bylaw, for presentation at the next meeting, advancing the dates for nominations and election of Council.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Clerk be instructed to make application to the H.E.P.C. (Hydro Electric Power Commission), of Ontario, to install street lighting systems in the Villages of Arkell and Aberfoyle.

 

2.

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

 

Joy Huether, damages to poultry by dogs

$11.00

 

 

Joy Huether, reward for capturing dog doing damage to poultry

$5.00

 

 

Wilfred Roszell, valuating Huether poultry

$2.00

 

 

G. W. Paddock, valuating Hesse sheep

$1.70

 

 

Sidney Maltby, valuating Loty and Crow sheep

$4.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. B. Gibson, 3 months’ salary as Collector

$81.25

 

 

Wm. Hesse, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$8.00

 

 

Wm. Loty, 1 sheep & 2 lambs killed by dogs

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 9

 

 

 

Payroll, August 1st to 31st

$134.90

 

 

J. McLaren, crushing & delivering 102 yds. of gravel, at $.90 per yard

$91.80

 

 

Geo. McGill, bonus on 60 rods of wire fence, at 22½ cents per rod

$13.50

 

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday October 8th 1945, at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

Omitted in error:

 

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Road Superintendent be authorized hereby to petition the Minister of Highways of the Province of Ontario for an interim payment of the statutory grant, under the Highways Improvement Act, on expenditures made in 1945.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Tawse, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

October 8th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Hunter.

 

A delegation, comprised of H. B. Gibson, H. T. Crosbie, Mrs. W. N. Barton, and Mrs. L. J. Philpott, discussed, with Council, ways and means of welcoming the boys of Puslinch returning from overseas.  No definite action was taken, but Council intimated that the sum of $500.00, or there about, would be granted to such a cause and suggested that the local Red Cross call a joint meeting of all interested to discuss the matter further.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that an order for 2,000 feet of snow fence, at 8 cents per foot, and 140 7-foot steel posts, at 44½ cents per post, be placed with John A. Ord.

 

2.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that a bylaw, providing for additional expenditures on roads in the Township of Puslinch, in 1945, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the bylaw, providing for additional 1945 expenditures on the roads in Puslinch Township, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, 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 1946, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

5.

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

 

6.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Clerk be instructed to return, to Mr. L. M. Arnott, his guarantee bond on the contract to construct a bridge over Hanlon’s Creek, as the construction will be postponed for this year.

 

7.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, repairs to fence

$5.00

 

 

Municipal World Ltd., supplies

$5.12

 

 

Howard Hood, board & lodging to Irene McConnell, August 3rd to October 5th, 9 weeks at $6.00 per week

$54.00

 

 

Leaman Printing Company, printing 200 copies of Voters List

$50.00

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury newspaper, advertising Voters List

$6.30

 

 

Puslinch Agricultural Society, grant

$75.00

 

 

Mrs. G. Lewis, Caretaker’s supplies

$12.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Nigro, 2 sheep killed & 2 sheep injured by dogs

$30.00

 

 

A. Daymond, 7 sheep & 6(?) lambs killed by dogs

$79.00

 

 

Frank Byrne, 1 lamb killed & 1 sheep injured

$20.00

 

 

Gordon Crow, 2 lambs killed by dogs

$18.00

 

 

Fred Mollison, valuating Daymond & F. Byrne sheep

$10.80

 

 

Sidney, valuating Nigro, Clair, & Crow sheep

$5.70

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 10

 

 

 

Payroll No. 10, September 1st to 30th

$280.35

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, 7 pounds of spikes, at 5 cents per pound

$.35

 

 

Lundy Fence Company, 2,000 feet of snow fence, at 8 cents per foot

$160.00

 

 

Lundy Fence Company, 140 steel posts

$62.30

 

 

Fred Paddock, bonus on 25 rods of wire fence

$5.63

 

 

R. H. Thomas, 4 cedar poles, 27 feet long, delivered to Cook’s Bridge

$32.00

 

 

8.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on November 5th 1945, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 5th 1945 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. McGill and Hesketh.

 

Approval was received from the Department of Highways for an additional $3,000.00 expenditure on roads, making a total appropriation of $21,000.00

 

The Treasurer reported the receipt of $12.00 from Hales Meat Market for 3 of Wm. Cooper’s lambs that had been injured by dogs.  $81.00 was received from the County Treasurer, being the county’s share of the Irene McConnell account, to October 5th 1945, and also $7200.00 from the Department of Highways, being an interim payment on road expenditures during 1945.  The Treasurer also reported that he had paid off all demand loans at the banks and that there was a balance to the credit of the township of $8746.48.  A letter was received from Mr. J. F. Beattie, County Clerk, advising of a mistake regarding the description of the school house property and the farm recently purchased by the County of Wellington from Mr. Wm. H. Black and requested that the Council co-operate with the County to have the matter corrected.  No action was taken.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Reeve’s remuneration be increased from $100.00 to $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by George McGill, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council recommend to the War Assets Corporation that Mr. J. L. Hamilton, R.R. #3 Guelph, be granted permission to purchase a V-type plough for a 15 cwt. N. D. truck and also a v-type plough for a field artillery tractor for Donald Smith, R.R. #2 Hespeler.

 

3.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Constable’s fee be increased from $2.00 to $3.00 for police protection at public dances, etc., in the Township Hall, and that the Caretaker collect the said fee from parties renting the Hall.

 

4.

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

 

Albert McWilliams, selecting jurors

$4.00

 

 

Alex Ord, selecting jurors

$4.00

 

 

Wm. Crow, selecting jurors

$4.00

 

 

Albert McWilliams, remuneration as Reeve

$125.00

 

 

Geo. McGill, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

Daniel Hesketh, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

W. A. Galbraith, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

Wm. J. Hunter, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

Alex Ord, balance of salary as Clerk & Treasurer, 1945

$325.00

 

 

Neil Black, salary as Weed Inspector

$75.00

 

 

John Tawse, salary as Township Constable

$50.00

 

 

Alex Nicoll, attending 2 sittings of Division Court

$8.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising “Notice to Hunters”

$4.20

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, printing 500 envelopes & 25 Nomination Bills

$7.03

 

 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario, lights for Township Hall

$6.30

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, bed & lodging for 2 men drilling well, 1 week, at $8.50 each

$17.00

 

 

G. McLean, stamps for Clerk

$10.00

 

 

M. P. Lynch, 3 sheep killed by dogs

$45.00

 

 

J. Broeckel, 2 lambs killed by dogs

28.00

 

 

Wm. Cooper, 3 lambs killed by dogs

$33.00

 

 

Michael Lynch Junior, reward for destroying dog molesting sheep

$5.00

 

 

Fred Mollison, valuating Cooper, Lynch, Broeckel, & Daymond sheep

$7.00

 

 

O. H. Gow, drilling well, 109 feet, at $3.00 per foot

$327.00

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 11

 

 

 

Payroll, October 1st to 31st

$553.70

 

 

Frost Steel & Wire Company, 2,000 feet of snow fence, at 8 cents per foot, 140 7-foot steel posts, at 44½ cents per post

$62.30

 

 

Neil Black, advertising cut weeds on roadside

$3.60

 

 

5.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on November 15th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 15th 1945.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., as per statute.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Hunter.

 

Notice was received from the St. Joseph’s Hospital advising that Mr. Edmund Thibodon or Thibodou (spelling uncertain) had been admitted to that hospital as an indigent patient.

 

The Clerk was instructed to communicate with Mr. Wallace Currie in regard to a settlement for the Lot and shed at Morriston.

 

Mr. Sidney Maltby, representing the Aberfoyle Baseball Club, requested permission to improve and level the baseball park in the Puslinch Township grounds, at Aberfoyle, the baseball club bearing all expenses.  This request was granted.  The same representative also intimated to the Council that, if an up-to-date electric water pressure system was installed in the Hall, the baseball club and several other organizations, including the Downey’s and Puslinch Women’s Institutes, would assist with the expenses involved.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

After considerable discussion, it was moved by George McGill, seconded by W. A. Galbraith, that this Council authorize the Aberfoyle Baseball Club to draw up plans for installing a water pressure system in the basement of the Township Hall, said plans to be presented to representatives of the Council and to the other organizations donating to this cause, for the approval of all concerned.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the County Treasurer be hereby instructed to transfer to Alex Ord, Township Treasurer, all tax arrears money in his care due this township.

 

3.

The Treasurer submitted his annual report for the year and it was moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Treasurer’s report, as presented, be adopted, and that he be instructed to have 200 copies printed for the use of the ratepayers.

 

4.

The Auditor gave his report for the third quarter of 1945, and it was moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Auditor’s report, to the end of October, as presented, be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Provincial Treasurer of Ontario, special hunting licenses

$3.86

 

 

A. Daymond, 3 sheep, 5 lambs killed by dogs

$103.00

 

 

Wellington County, on account, taxes received from E. Bennett, Lot 14, Front of Concession 4

$70.00

 

 

Sidney Maltby, valuating Hales sheep

$1.90

 

 

Stuart Tawse, destroying dog molesting fowl

$5.00

 

 

Ernest A. Hales, 1 lamb killed by dogs

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 12

 

 

 

Payroll November 1st to 14th

$310.55

 

 

John Ross, bonus on 103 rods of wire fence

$23.18

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by George McGill, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Saturday December 15th 1945, at one o’ clock p.m., as per statute.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 23rd 1945 A.D.

Nomination Meeting

 

The annual Nomination Meeting was held, pursuant to statute and municipal bylaw, today, at 1 p.m., in the Township Hall, Aberfoyle.

 

The following candidates were nominated for the offices of Reeve and Councillor:

 

For Reeve:

Albert McWilliams

 

For Councillor:

George McGill, Daniel J. Hesketh, Wm. A. Galbraith, Wm. J. Hunter, James Starkey, and Wilfred Roszell.

 

George McGill and Wm. A. Galbraith resigned as candidates for the position of Councillor, and as there were no more candidates remaining than enough to fill their respective positions, those candidates were declared duly elected as the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch for the year 1946, that is to say:

 

For Reeve:

Albert McWilliams

 

For Councillor:

Daniel J. Hesketh, Wm. J. Hunter, James Starkey, & Wilfred Roszell

 

(signed) Alex Ord, Returning Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 15th 1945 A.D.

 

The final session of the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at one o’ clock p.m., as per statute.  The members were all in attendance, Reeve Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting and also the report of the Nomination Meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hunter and Hesketh.

 

A number of communications were read and disposed of.  One from Mr. R. R. Barber objected to Mr. Melvin Bickle cutting trees on the roadside opposite his property and leaving brush, etc. laying around in an unsightly manner.  The Clerk was instructed to inform Mr. Bickle that cutting trees on the roadside was not allowed and that he must burn the brush and clean up the refuse from those he has already cut.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that Leonard Ord be given $25.00 for filling, grading, and levelling the road opposite Lot 21, Front of Concession 8.

 

2.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Treasurer be authorized to pay accounts accruing in connection with the installation of a water system in the Township Hall.

 

3.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the Treasurer be authorized to issue a grant to the extent of $500.00, to the committee responsible for purchasing tokens of remembrance for the returning servicemen, when required.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the contracts for snowploughing the Township Roads be renewed with Robert B. Barnett, at the rate of $3.00 per hour, the township to supply one man and shovellers when required, this contract to expire May 1st 1946.

 

5.

Moved by W. A. Galbraith, seconded by George McGill, that the School Fund interest, amounting to $360.00, be divided equally between the 12 School Sections of the Township.

 

6.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Township Treasurer be hereby authorized to pay the Treasurers of the following School Sections the amounts as shown below:

 

School Section

Township Grant

Trustee’s Levy

Total

 

 

1

$600

#393.17

$993.17

 

 

2

$600

$344.93

$944.93

 

 

3

$600

$200.61

$800.61

 

 

4

$600

$572.93

$1172.93

 

 

5

$600

$408.23

$1008.23

 

 

6

$600

$540.98

$1140.98

 

 

7

$600

$288.44

$888.44

 

 

8

$1,000

$1016.10

$2016.10

 

 

9

$600

$836.11

$1436.11

 

 

10

$600

$428.89

$1028.89

 

 

11

$600

$349.10

$949.10

 

 

12

$600

$778.22

$1378.22

 

 

Guelph Separate School

 

$29.64

$29.64

 

 

Hespeler Separate School

 

$41.64

$41.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the following accounts of the local Board of Health be passed for payment:

 

Dr. J. H. King, medical services, inspection of schools, etc.

$94.00

 

 

James Leachman, services rendered as Sanitary Inspector

$67.20

 

 

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

$18.40

 

 

Walter Holm, remuneration as member of Board of Health

$19.20

 

 

Albert McWilliams, remuneration as member of Board of Health

$16.80

 

 

Alex Ord, remuneration as Secretary of Board of Health

$12.00

 

 

 

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

 

Dr. J. H. King, salary as M.O.H.

$5.00

 

 

Howard Hood, board & lodging to Irene McConnell, October 5th to December 14th, 10 weeks, at $6.00 per week

$60.00

 

 

W. Alex Nicoll, attending 1 sitting of Division Court

$4.00

 

 

Guelph Printing Service, printing 200 copies of the financial statement

$68.75

 

 

Alex Ord, 1 oak closet seat

$2.50

 

 

H. B. Gibson, 3 months’ salary as Tax Collector

$81.25

 

 

Toronto Stamp & Stencil Works, 300 dog tags

$10.21

 

 

Whillier & Company, Assessor’s supplies

$36.94

 

 

John F. Ehrhardt, 5 lambs killed by dogs

$70.00

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 3 sheep killed by dogs

$45.00

 

 

M. P. Lynch, 2 lambs killed by dogs & 1 lamb injured

$28.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. R. Little, 2 lambs killed by dogs & 1 lamb, 1 sheep injured

$30.00

 

 

Gordon Salt, 3 sheep killed by dogs & 1 sheep injured

$65.00

 

 

Robert Reeves, 2 sheep killed, 2 sheep injured

$60.00

 

 

Henry K. Erhardt, 2 sheep killed, 1 sheep injured

$35.00

 

 

Wilfred Roszell, valuator’s fees

$13.30

 

 

Fred Mollison, valuator’s fees

$7.30

 

 

Robert Reeve, five sheep killed, 3 sheep injured

$140.00

 

 

Ralph Nelson, 12 steel tanks, at $1.25 = $15 & 4 steel tanks, at $.75 = $3

$18.00

 

 

John McNaughton, stamps for Assessor

$9.80

 

 

D. E. Lewis, cutting grass at monument

$4.00

 

 

H. B. Gibson, School Attendance Officer fees, Sept. to Dec.

$6.28

 

 

Wm. Smith, 1 sheep killed & 3 sheep injured

$50.00

 

 

Neil Darby, refund on taxes, his house having been destroyed by fire

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 13

 

 

 

Payroll, Nov. 15th to Dec. 15th

$559.13

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel, 8 yards of sand, at $.30

$2.40

 

 

Harvey R. Groat, 400 pounds of salt, at $.65 per hundred pounds

$2.60

 

 

A. G. Laking & Son, 800 pounds of salt, at $.73 per hundred pounds

$5.84

 

 

W. D. Beath & Son, plough cylinder bushings

$3.59

 

 

Ben Wyse, 50 pounds of wire, at 6 cents per pound

$3.00

 

 

James H. Leachman, repair account

$7.50

 

 

Frost Steel & Wire Co., 400 ft. of snow fence & 30 steel posts, less freight

$47.31

 

 

Denison & Britton, welding snow plough

$41.62

 

 

County of Wellington, 1 ton of calcium chloride

$27.08

 

 

David Sirett, 20 cubic yards of gravel

$1.40

 

 

 

The meeting then adjourned, sine die.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 14th 1946 A.D.

 

The inaugural meeting of the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch was held in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:00 o’ clock p.m.  The members were all in attendance, Albert McWilliams as Reeve, and Daniel Hesketh, William Hunter, Wilfred Roszell, and James Starkey 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 1946.

 

The minutes of the last regular meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hunter and Starkey.

 

A letter was received from the Municipal Engineer of the H.E.P.C. (Hydro-Electric Power Commission) of Ontario, advising us that street lighting in the Village of Morriston would cost at the rate of $12.50 per 200-watt multiple lamp and $7.50 per 100-watt multiple lamp, the township to supply and install lamp renewals.  The estimated cost of installation is $750.00, this sum to be borne by the township.  The Trustees from the Police Village of Morriston were present and it was agreed that the Reeve and Clerk interview the local Superintendents and arrange for a meeting of all concerned.

 

The Clerk supplied a list of the appointed officials of the township with the amount of remuneration each received.  The re-appointment of these officials was confirmed.

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Several requests for grants were received and it was moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Salvation Army Rescue Home, Hamilton, be granted the sum of $25.00.

 

Petitions were received from the ratepayers of School Sections Nos. 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, requesting the Township Council to sponsor and support an action on the part of the county council, whereby a committee of the said County Council may be set up for the purpose of studying the health service plans now in operation in a number of neighbouring counties.

 

2.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that this Council is in favour of the above mentioned petition and does hereby instruct our Reeve to support and urge the Corporation of the County of Wellington to take action to set up such a Health Service Scheme.

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the township purchase a new adding machine from the Remington Rand Co. Ltd., for $180.00, less $15.00 allowance for our old machine, and that Bert Gibson be hereby authorized to transact this business.

 

4.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by James Starkey, that a refund of $2.00 each be given to George Harvey and John Fitton, on account of overpayment of taxes.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by James Starkey, that the Clerk advertise for tenders on 4 cords of hard maple or beech or elm, and also 1 cord of cedar, tenders to be in the Clerk’s office by February 9th 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that a bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and Treasurer to borrow the sum of $28,000.00 from the Bank of Toronto, Morriston, and/or the Dominion Bank, Guelph, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

7.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer to borrow the sum of $28,000.00, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

Mr. John Chester requested permission to cut certain trees on the Waterloo-Puslinch Townline, adjoining his property.  The Road Superintendent was instructed to get in touch with Mr. Chester in regard to this matter.

 

8.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

C. L. Kearns, attending 3 sittings of Division Court

$12.00

 

 

Alex Ord, registering births, marriages, & deaths

$6.25

 

 

Alex Ord, completing Old Age Pension applications

$25.00

 

 

Howard Hood, board & lodging to Irene McConnell, Dec. 14th to Jan. 7th

$20.57

 

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Jas. C. Faskens, Treasurer’s bond

$40.00

 

 

Geo. Harvey, refund on taxes charged in error

$2.00

 

 

John Fitton, refund on taxes charged in error

$2.00

 

 

Salvation Army Rescue Home grant

$25.00

 

 

H. B. Gibson, School Attendance Officer fees, January

$3.80

 

 

Leonard Ord, labour & materials for water system

$58.20

 

 

Robert Stewart Ltd., lumber for water system

$51.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 17th - as per resolution of December 15th, Gregory Gift Shop, gifts for returning Servicemen

$500.00

 

 

 

January 23rd – as per resolution of December 15th, J. Hohenadel, electric pump & plumbing supplies for Township Hall

$815.27

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 1

 

 

 

Payroll No. 1, December 15th to January 14th

$602.55

 

 

Henry Slater & Company, 556 feet of elm plank, at $75.00 per 1,000 feet

$41.70

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel, 16 yards of gravel at 30 cents per yard

$4.80

 

 

Imperial Oil Company, 10 gallons pump oil, at 45 cents per gallon

$4.50

 

 

Township of West Flamboro, Townline account

$5.00

 

 

Township of Nassagaweya, Townline account

$78.34

 

 

Township of East Flamboro, Townline account

$18.00

 

 

Township of Waterloo, Townline account

$89.55

 

 

Township of Waterloo, Townline account

$1.50

 

 

Harvey R. Groats, 12 cwt salt, at 65 cents per cwt.

$7.80

 

 

C. Schultz, stamps - $1.00, spikes - $.50

$1.50

 

 

C. Schultz, telephone

$.73

 

 

Leonard Ord, 125 yards of fill, at 20 cents per yard

$25.00

 

 

9.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on February 11th, at 10 o’ clock, as a Court of Revision, and at 1:30 p.m. for general business.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 11th 1946 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, were declared a duly constituted Court of Revision, to hear and determine appeals against the 1946 Assessment Roll.

 

The following appeals were placed before the Court:

 

Ben Chester – assessed too high on Lot 8, Concession 3

 

Fred Langdon – assessed too high on Lots 11 & 12, Front of the 5th Concession

 

Guelph Trust Company – Mary McCaig estate – assessed too high on Lot 14, Rear of Conc. 2

 

Frank Morwick – assessed too high on Lot 20, Front of the 2nd Concession

 

Darnell Samuel, assessed too high on Lot 5, Rear of Concession 7

 

Lawrence Huether requested a kennel license

 

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

After giving due consideration to each appeal, the following decisions were arrived at:

 

Ben Chester – assessment lowered from $2,200 to $2,000

 

Fred Langdon – appeal dismissed

 

Guelph Trust Co. – Mary McCaig estate – appeal dismissed

 

Frank Morwick – assessment lowered from $900 to $700, including exemptions on bush lands

 

Darnell, Samuel – assessment lowered from $4,900 to $4,700

 

Lawrence Huether – request for a kennel license was granted for this year only, as there had been a misunderstanding between the Assessor and the appellant.

 

 

1.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the 1946 Assessment Roll, as revised and amended, be confirmed.

 

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 11th 1946 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the inaugural session were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hesketh and Hunter.

 

A letter was received from Irene McConnell, advising that she was now boarding with Mrs. John Perkins, Drayton, and requesting that our cheque for her board be sent to that address.  The Clerk was advised to get information from Dr. Hawkins, Freeport Sanitarium, before forwarding any money, as intimated.

 

1.

There were no tenders for hardwood, for the Township Hall, received and only 1 for cedar kindling, that of Leonard Ord.  Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the tender of Leonard Ord, to supply one cord of cedar for the Township Hall, cut in 12-inch lengths, be accepted at $14.00 per cord, and that Wm. Hunter be instructed to order from Alex Smith 4 cords of hardwood at $15.00 per cord, delivered at the Township Hall.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council recommend the appointment of the following Deputy Game & Fishery Wardens: Jno. A. MacPherson, Alex Ord, Alex Nicoll – refused to act, Jas. McPhee, Geo. McGill, Chas. Crawley, Walter Holm, John Tawse, Roy Allan, Walter Cook, Andrew Scott, Joseph Guy, Daniel Cudney, Clifford Tremaine, Albert McWilliams, Daniel Hesketh, Herb Eltherington, Jacob Crowder, D. A. Stewart, Wm. J. Hunter, Chester Schultz, Jim Starkey, & Wilfred Roszell.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Employees’ Liability Insurance be renewed with the Union of Canton Insurance Company, Fred Spence, agent, with added hospitalization charges included.

 

4.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the membership fees of $5.00 be forwarded to the Good Roads Association and the Ontario Association of Rural Municipalities, and that William Hunter, James Starkey, and Alex Ord be authorized to attend the annual conventions of the above named associations as delegates.

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Assessor’s salary be increased from $225 to $275 per annum and that the Clerk be instructed to prepare a bylaw to that effect for presentation at our next regular meeting.

 

6.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Clerk be instructed to advertise for tenders for supplying, crushing, and delivering 6,00 yards of gravel, crushed to 1/2 inch, and satisfactory to the Road Superintendent.  A marked cheque for 5% of the estimated contract price must accompany each tender and all work must be completed by October 15th 1946, and also a tender for a motor grader equipped with a maintenance blade, snow plough, and wings.

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that Chester Schultz be allowed $25.00 per month for the use of his truck on township work, commencing as of January 1st 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Road Superintendent be hereby instructed to petition the Minister of Highways for the statutory grant on road expenditures in 1945.

 

9.

The Auditor presented his annual report for the year 1945, and it was moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the Auditor’s report, as presented, be adopted.

 

10.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Collector retain the Collector’s Roll and continue the collection of taxes until April 1st 1946.

 

11.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that a bylaw, appointing Pound-keepers, Fence-viewers, and Livestock Valuators, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

12.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the bylaw, appointing Pound-keepers, Fence-Viewers, and Livestock Valuators be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

13.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by James Starkey, that a bylaw, providing for the total 1946 expenditure on roads in the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

14.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, providing for the total 1946 expenditure on roads in the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Municipal World, subscriptions & supplies

$14.45

 

 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario, electrical service (Hydro-Electric Power Commission)

$6.07

 

 

Stuart Tawse, shooting stray dog

$5.00

 

 

Remington Rand Ltd., adding machine

$165.00

 

 

Wm. Robinson, 4 sheep injured by dogs (1945)

$35.00

 

 

G. McLean, stamps for Clerk-Treasurer

$10.00

 

 

Loretta Academy, tuition fees to Jan. 1st 1946,  rē 4 township pupils

$40.00

 

 

Leonard Ord, labour & materials rē water system

$6.75

 

 

Welch Coal Company, 4,000 pounds of coal for Hall

$23.00

 

 

J. A. Wilkinson, balance of salary, 1945, auditing school books & supplies

$129.16

 

 

Wm. Crow, Assessor’s salary, 1946

$275.00

 

 

Good Roads Association, membership fee

$5.00

 

 

Ontario Association of Rural Municipalities, membership fee

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 2

 

 

 

Payroll No. 2

$567.80

 

 

John Berner, ploughing snow, 1 hour at $5.00

$5.00

 

 

Robert B. Barnett, ploughing snow, 227 hours at $3.00

$681.00

 

 

C. Schultz, 25 4-cent stamps

$1.00

 

 

Imperial Oil, 5 gallons of oil for snow plough

$3.65

 

 

T. J. Gilchrist, Guelph Township B. L. (border line) account

$139.39

 

 

16.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday March 4th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 4th 1946 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting and of the Court of Revision were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hunter and Hesketh.

 

Communications were read and disposed of.  Five tenders were received for power graders and 4 for supplying, crushing, and delivering gravel. 

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the tender of Jas. D. Gray & Son, to supply, crush, and deliver 6,000 yards of gravel, be accepted at $.95 per yard, subject to the approval of the District Engineer.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council accept the tender of W. L. Ballentine Company Limited for one Galion Grader, Model 102, fully equipped, in accordance with their tender, submitted at the price of $10,785.00,  one heavy-duty high-lift “V” snow plough, hydraulic lift, at $700.00, one 12-foot snow wing, full hydraulic control, operated by separate pump, at $1460.00, and also 4 sets of heavy-duty chains, at $60.00 complete, all according to specifications received with the tender, subject to delivery by May 1st 1946 and to the approval of the Department of Highways.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Jas. Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that a bylaw, re-adjusting the salary of the Assessor of the Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the bylaw, re-adjusting the salary of the Assessor, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

5.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

H. B. Gibson, 3 months’ salary as Tax Collector

$81.25

 

 

Wm. J. Hunter, expenses to conventions

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, expenses to conventions

$15.00

 

 

Leaman Printing Company, office supplies

$7.02

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising Court of Revision

$15.00

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, Collector’s fidelity bond

$56.25

 

 

Brydges Coal Company, 1 ton of stove coke & briquettes

$15.00

 

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis, Caretaker’s supplies

$8.50

 

 

Leonard Ord, 1 cord of cedar kindling

$14.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 3

 

 

 

Pay Roll No. 3, February 1st to 28th

$294.35

 

 

Chester Schultz, for use of truck, Jan. & Feb.

$25.00

 

 

Robert B. Barnett, 295 hours of snow ploughing, at $3.00 per hour

$885.00

 

 

Denison & Britton, bolts for snow plough

$1.61

 

 

Bond Hardware, bolts for snow plough

$.55

 

 

The General Supply Company, repairs for snow plough

$36.18

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel, 58 yards of sand, at 30 cents per yard

$17.40

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel, 24 yards of pea gravel, at 90 cents per yard

$21.60

 

 

Chester Schultz, 10 gallons of oil for snow plough

$9.00

 

 

Chester Schultz, expenses to Good Roads Convention

$15.00

 

 

Pinder Welding Shop, welding snow plough

$6.00

 

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday April 1st 1946, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 1st 1946 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hunter and Roszell.

 

A list of lands liable to be sold for taxes in 1946 was received from the County Treasurer and placed before the Council.

 

1.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council request the County Treasurer to withdraw from the 1946 tax sale the following lands: Lot 28, Front of Concession 10 and Lot 25, Rear of Concession 9, and that the Township Clerk be hereby instructed to forward a copy of this resolution to the County Treasurer.

 

A letter was received from J. A. Coombs, District Engineer, approving of Council’s action in accepting the tender of Jas. D. Gray & Son to supply, crush, and deliver 6,000 yards of gravel at $.95 per yard.  The Treasurer reported the sale of 211 non-resident and 51 resident Township of Puslinch hunting licenses during the season of 1945-46, and the receipts covering the same amounting to $203.15.  A memorandum was received from the Department of Municipal Affairs, advising that municipalities would again receive the one mill subsidy and educational grants from the provincial government.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

A request was received from the Wellington Federation of Agriculture for a grant and it was moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the sum of $25.00 be granted the Wellington County of Federation of Agriculture.

 

Approval was received from J. A. P. Marshall, Chief Municipal Engineer, for an expenditure on township roads of $22,000.00 for 1946.  The Treasurer reported the receipt from the Department of Highways of $2750.06, being the balance of the subsidy on 1945 road expenditures.

 

3.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that as Peter Peterson intimated to the Clerk that he was unable to act as Livestock Valuator and Fence-viewer, be it hereby resolved that his resignation be accepted and that his son, MacLean Patterson, be appointed in his place.

 

4.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Treasurer and Reeve be authorized to renew Debenture No. 26054 with the Guelph and Ontario Investment and Savings Society for a term of 5 years, at 3% per annum.

 

5.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that a grant of $25.00 be given to the Guelph & Wellington Humane Society.

 

6.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Council rent the shed from Mrs. G. Lewis to store the snow plough, at the rate of $4.00 per month for time occupied, commencing from the 1st day of April.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that a bylaw, authorizing the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch to enter into an agreement with the H.E.P.C. (Hydro-Electric Power Commission), of Ontario, for street lighting in the Police Village of Morriston, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the bylaw, authorizing the Township of Puslinch to enter into an agreement with the H.E.P.C., of Ontario, for street lighting in the Police Village of Morriston, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

9.

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

 

Kelso Printing Company, supplies for Auditor

$9.99

 

 

County of Wellington, 50% of hospitalization to indigents (1945)

$136.37

 

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Guelph & Wellington Humane Society

$25.00

 

 

Wellington County Federation of Agriculture

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 4

 

 

 

Pay Roll No. 4, March 1st to 30th

$1166.30

 

 

Armco Drainage Products, 1 22-foot by 12 inch, 16 gauge culvert

$25.90

 

 

W. D. Beath, repairs for snow plough

$55.04

 

 

Tommy Green, welding snow plough

$2.25

 

 

C. Schultz, long distance phone account

$.93

 

 

Daily Commercial News, advertising tenders

$6.75

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising tenders

$8.10

 

 

G. McLean, stamps for road cheques

$8.00

 

 

Knight Lumber Company, 2,022 feet of 3-inch by 12 feet pine & 360 feet of 3-inch by 16 feet pine

$194.74

 

 

David Sirrett, 196 yards of gravel, at 7 cents per yard

$13.72

 

 

Robert Barnett, 42 hours of ploughing, at $3.00 per hour

$126.00

 

 

10.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday May 6th, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 6th 1946 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Starkey and Roszell.

 

A large number of communications were read and disposed of.  A letter from Mr. W. A. Clarke, Division Engineer, Department of Highways, Hamilton, approved of the installation of street lights in the Village of Morriston.

 

A letter from Freeport Sanitarium advised that it would not be necessary to give further financial assistance to Irene McConnell, she having recently been married.

 

A letter from the Clerk of the Township of Eramosa advised that a number of ratepayers of Eramosa, Nassagaweya, Guelph, and Puslinch Townships had petitioned the Council of Eramosa to open a road connecting Line No. 1 with Line No. 2, Eramosa, and requested that a committee be appointed to represent the Township of Puslinch at a meeting of all townships concerned, to be held in the near future.  

 

1.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that James Starkey and Daniel J. Hesketh be a committee from this township to attend the above mentioned meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that our public liability insurance policy be renewed with Messrs. Jeffrey & Spence in the Union Insurance Society of Canton, at a premium rate of $210.00.

 

3.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by James Starkey, that the following amounts of taxes, paid in error, be rescinded:

 

L. J. Jochimek, dog tax charged in error

$2.00

 

 

Olive Barber, overpayment of taxes

$3.27

 

 

4.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the following amounts of taxes be struck off the Roll as uncollectible:

 

R. Hutchison, dog tax

$2.09

 

 

F. Cober, dog tax

$2.09

 

 

R. McMillan, dog tax

$2.09

 

 

5.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that this Council request the Treasurer of the County of Wellington to withdraw Lots 27 & 28, Rear of Concession 9, owned by Donald J. McLean, from the list of lands liable to be sold at the 1946 Tax Sale.

 

6.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Treasurer of the County of Wellington be hereby requested and authorized to transfer, to the Treasurer of the Township of Puslinch, all tax monies, in his care, due this township.

 

 

 

 

 

The Clerk was instructed to engage Leonard Ord to make a proper outlet for the sink in the basement of the Township Hall.

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that a bylaw, covering, by way of assessment, the expenses of the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch, in the County of Wellington, for the current year, 1946-47 A.D., be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the bylaw, covering, by way of assessment, the expenses of the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch, for the current year, 1946-47 A.D., be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

9.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday June 3rd at 1:30 p.m. D.S.T.

 

10.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Puslinch Fire Insurance Company, insurance on Hall, etc.

$10.00

 

 

H.E.P.C., of Ontario, hydro service for Township Hall

$6.30

 

 

Geo. McGill, valuating Steffler’s lambs, 2 trips

$3.80

 

 

Geo. Crane, 1 sheep & 2 lambs killed by dogs

$27.00

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, road liability insurance on township roads

$210.00

 

 

D. E. Lewis, putting up tables for servicemen’s banquet

$1.00

 

 

Fred Mollison, valuating Crane sheep

$1.60

 

 

L. J. Jochimek, refund of dog tax, assessed in error

$2.00

 

 

Olive Barber, refund, overpayment of taxes

$3.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 5

 

 

 

Pay Roll No. 5, April 1st to 30th

$663.00

 

 

W. D. Beath & Son, repairs for snow plough

$22.60

 

 

D. Sirrett, bonus on 40 rods of wire fence

$9.00

 

 

D. Sirrett, 192 yards of gravel, at 7 cents per yard

$13.44

 

 

Guelph Sand & Gravel, 26 yards of pea gravel, at 90 cents per yard, 3 yards of pit run, at 30 cents per yard.

$24.30

 

 

Bond Hardware, machine bolts for snow plough

$1.05

 

 

Bond Hardware, 1 gallon of Lionoil (spelling uncertain)

$4.50

 

 

Puslinch Fire Insurance Company, insurance on snow plough

$8.00

 

 

Armco Drainage Products, 1 culvert, 22 feet by 18 inches

$56.98

 

 

Hamilton Bridge Company, 8 beams, 15 by 42-9 by 28-10, plus cartage

$403.62

 

 

Jeffrey & Spence, employees’ liability insurance

$109.00

 

 

Ben Wyse, 1 keg of spikes

$6.55

 

 

Cecil Schultz, loading gravel, 192 yards, at 25 cents per yard

$48.00

 

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 3rd 1946 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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Daniel Hesketh and Wm. J. Hunter.

 

A circular was received from the Department of Agriculture, Seeds and Weeds Branch, advising that the Weed Control Act had been amended in that the Weed Inspector would now be appointed by the County Council and that it was not necessary for Township Councils to make such appointments.  The Clerk was instructed to advise Mr. Neil Black, last year’s appointee, that his services would no longer be required.

 

A petition, signed by a number of residents of Morriston, was presented to the Council, protesting that dogs and chickens owned by Lawrence Huether have become a nuisance in that the noise and odour is extremely unpleasant for those living nearby.  The Clerk was instructed to notify Mr. Huether to have this nuisance abated or further action would be taken.

 

The Reeve and Councillors Hunter and Roszell reported attending a meeting with Hespeler Town Council in regard to forming a planning area, with Hespeler as the designated municipality, formulating the official plan and embracing a portion of this municipality in the scheme.

 

1.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by James Starkey, that the Clerk be hereby instructed to interview Messrs. Hungerford and Gamble in regard to preparing a bylaw to regulate the erection, extension, repair, and removal of buildings, and generally to provide for the safety of buildings in the township, farm buildings to be exempt.

 

 

 

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that Robert B. Barnett be engaged to grade the township roads on the northeast side of the highway, at the rate of $3.00, the township to supply a man to operate the grader.

 

3.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that this Council order 2,000 feet of snow fence and 140 7-foot steel posts, from Ira Jackson and John Ord, respectively.

 

4.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Municipal World, Collector’s Roll & supplies

$9.16

 

 

Wm. Loty, 2 sheep killed, 5 lambs injured

$60.00

 

 

Geo. McGill, valuating Loty sheep

$1.90

 

 

J. Tully, stamps for Treasurer and Collector

$20.00

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, stamps for Collector

$8.00

 

 

A. Coulson, stamps for Collector

$7.00

 

 

H. B. Gibson, 3 months’ salary as Collector

$81.25

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 6

 

 

 

Pay Roll No. 6, May 1st to 31st

$63.00

 

 

C. Schultz, envelopes & stamps

$1.07

 

 

Wilfred Roszell, bonus on 40 rods of wire fence

$9.00

 

 

5.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Tuesday July 2nd 1946, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 20th 1946 A.D.

Special Session

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met, in special session, in the Council Rooms, Aberfoyle, today, at 8 o’ clock p.m., to determine necessary action to collect for damages to sheep from the owners of the dogs responsible for the damaging, to determine ways and means to combat the roadside weed menace, and to discuss further the preparation of a Building Restriction bylaw.

 

The parties who witnessed the dogs injuring Hanlon’s and Mollison’s sheep are to be summoned before the next regular meeting of the Council for the purpose of determining the ownership of the dogs responsible for the injuring.

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Road Superintendent be instructed to order a barrel of weed killer 2-4-D, and to engage the Guelph Township sprayer to apply the weed killer to the roadside weeds.

 

Considerable consideration was given to the Building Restriction Bylaw, now in preparation, and it was laid over for further discussion at our next regular meeting.

 

The meeting then adjourned.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 2nd 1946

 

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 Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Hunter and Hesketh.

 

Notice from the County Clerk advised that the county rate for this year would amount to $16,773.21,  The resignation of John Tawse as Township Constable was placed before the Council.  The resignation was laid over until the next meeting.

 

Mr. Fred Mollison and Mr. Harry Hanlon were present at the Council meeting and claimed to be able to identify the dogs responsible for killing and injuring a number of sheep in this municipality.  Mr. James Starkey and William J. Hunter were appointed to interview Mr. Bert Chappel, College Avenue, Guelph, who is supposedly the owner and harbourer of the dogs responsible for the killing and injuring of a number of sheep. 

 

1.

Moved by Wilfred Roszell, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that no certain person or society can engage the Township Hall for public dances for more than one Friday night per month.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Assessor start assessing by the first of August, so that he may be completed by the first of October, as per amendment to the Assessment Act.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the Puslinch Agricultural Society be granted the sum of $75.00.

 

4.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Clerk be hereby authorized to apply to the H.E.P.C. (Hydro-Electric Power Commission), of Ontario, for the erection of street lights in the Village of Aberfoyle.

 

5.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Council of the Township of Puslinch does herewith signify its willingness to co-operate with the Town of Hespeler in formulating a planning area, with the Town of Hespeler, as the designating municipality, formulating the official plan, and that Wm. J. Hunter be named as the representative from Puslinch Township on the Planning Board.

 

6.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, 3 months’ salary as Caretaker

$15.00

 

 

Alex Ord, 6 months’ salary as Clerk-Treasurer

$325.00

 

 

Loretta Academy, tuition fees to June 30th, rē Ann Steffler, Shirley Doyle, Irene & Louise Clair

$60.00

 

 

Harry Wharton, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$18.00

 

 

Wm. Tolton, valuating Wharton sheep

$1.80

 

 

Fred Mollison, 1 sheep & 4 lambs killed, 4 injured

$84.00

 

 

Geo. McGill, valuating Mollison sheep

$1.90

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 3 sheep & 3 lambs killed, 8 sheep & 1 lamb injured

$130.00

 

 

Matthew Hasson, 2 sheep & 1 lamb killed, 3 sheep & 1 lamb injured

$67.00

 

 

Fred Mollison, valuating Hanlon and Hasson sheep

$3.50

 

 

Wm. Crow, membership fee & expenses to Assessors’ Convention

$20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 7

 

 

 

Payroll, June 1st to 30th

$285.95

 

 

Robert B. Barnett, grading 117 hours, at $3.00 per hour

$351.00

 

 

Robert B. Barnett, cutting hill, 38 hours at $3.00

$114.00

 

 

C. M. MacDonald, 40 pounds of spikes, at 6 cents per pound

$2.40

 

 

Knight Lumber Company, 1,100 feet of plank, at $86.00 per thousand feet, plus cartage

$101.20

 

 

Knight Lumber Company, 435 feet of plank, at 9 cents per foot

$39.15

 

 

Curries Products Limited, 45 gallons of cresate (spelling uncertain) oil, at 66 cents per gallon

$29.70

 

 

Armco Drainage & Metal Products, 1 culvert, 10 feet by 18 inches

$20.53

 

 

W. D. Beath & Son, 1 low pressure hose for snow plough

$7.56

 

 

David Sirett, bonus on 18 rods of wire fence, at 22½ cents per rod

$4.05

 

 

Donald Stewart, 16 yards of gravel for Police Village of Morriston lights

$16.80

 

 

Albert McWilliams, bonus on 40 rods of wire fence

$9.00

 

 

Harold Wier (Weir), bonus on 80 rods of wire fence

$18.00

 

 

7.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday August 5th 1946, at 8 o’ clock p.m.

 

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Wm. J. Hunter, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 20th 1946 A.D.

Special Session

 

A special session of the Municipal Council was called this evening for the purpose of naming roads to be sprayed with weed killer, to name someone to accept delivery of the new motor grader from the W. L. Ballantine Company Limited, and for other things.

 

A number of roads were designated that the Road Superintendent was to treat with weed killer, and if there was any left over, he was to use his own judgement as to where it was to be used.

 

A letter from the W. L. Ballantine Company advised us that our “Road Maintainer” was ready for delivery, and also that a price increase, amounting, in all, to $185.00, was necessary owing to the price of steel exchange, etc.  It was agreed to accept the machine at the increased and that James Starkey and Chester Schultz be named to accept delivery of same.

 

The Reeve reported that a contractor had offered to rent the grader for 2 months at $1,000 per month.  After considerable discussion, it was decided not to rent the grader at the present time.

 

(signed) Albert McWilliams, Reeve

(signed) Alex Ord, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 6th 1946 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 present, Reeve Albert McWilliams presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting and of the special meeting were read, and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Roszell and Hunter.

 

Mr. Frank Ferguson, Secretary-Treasurer of School Section No. 7, requested that the Council erect “School – Drive Carefully” signs in front of that schoolhouse.  The Road Superintendent was instructed to procure sufficient signs and to have them erected at the schoolhouse S.S. No. 7, and also at S.S. No. 6.

 

A letter from the Chief Municipal Engineer advised us that the Department had approved of the purchase of the 102 Galion Motor Grader and Snow Plough, at a price of $13,000.00, complete.    

 

1.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that Bert Gibson be authorized to have the names of those who made the supreme sacrifice inscribed on the war memorial in the township grounds.

 

2.

Moved by Daniel J. Hesketh, seconded by Wm. J. Hunter, that the dog tax, amounting to $2.00, be refunded to the following persons, that is to say, to: John A. Elliott, L. Nigro, and John W. Kerr.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Wm. J. Hunter, seconded by Daniel J. Hesketh, that the Ballantine Company be given an order to supply one spare tire and rim for the maintainer.

 

Mr. Chapple, whose dogs are supposedly responsible for the killing and injuring of a number of sheep was supposed to have been present to make a settlement for the damages done.  As he did not put in an appearance, the Reeve was instructed to take whatever action he deemed advisable.

 

The resignation of John Tawse, as Township Constable, was accepted and the Treasurer was instructed to pay him his salary up to the time of his resignation.

 

4.

Moved by James Starkey, seconded by Wilfred Roszell, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Peter C. McLean, Fence-viewer’s fees (2 awards)

$6.00

 

 

M. P. Lynch, Fence-viewer’s fees (2 awards)

$6.00

 

 

G.W. Paddock, Fence-viewer’s fees (2 awards)

$6.00

 

 

H.E.P.C., of Ontario, electric service

$6.07

 

 

Whillier & Company, Assessor’s supplies

$46.99

 

 

Kelso Printing Company, 1,000 tax bills

$19.98

 

 

Burnell Printing Company, Tax Collector’s supplies

$23.49

 

 

John A. Tawse, salary, in full, as Township Constable, 9 months

$37.50

 

 

Wm. Smith, 2 sheep and 5 lambs killed by dogs

$145.00

 

 

Geo. McGill, valuating Smith sheep

$5.30

 

 

Jno. A. Elliott, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

L. Nigro, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

John W. Kerr, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts – Voucher No. 8

 

 

 

Payroll, July 1st to 31st

$165.00

 

 

U. F. (United Farmers) Co-op, 1 drum of 2,4,D

$460.00

 

 

Imperial Oil Ltd,, oil and grease for grader

$31.89

 

 

C. M MacDonald, 1 padlock

$.60

 

 

Robert B. Barnett, 47 hours cutting hill, at $3.00 per hour

$148.00

 

 

Bert Morlock, cutting weeds, Police Village of Morriston

$17.00

 

 

Joe Smith, bonus on 120 rods of wire fence