Puslinch Township Council

 Minutes of Council Meetings

January 1931   December 1933.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 5th 1931.

Election Returns

 

P.S.D. = Polling Subdivision

P.S.D.

Haines

Roszell

 

Black

Crow

Holm

Hesketh

McDonald

Stewart

 

1.

113

37

 

119

66

40

90

13

26

 

2.

134

48

 

114

123

94

82

53

44

 

3.

103

76

 

87

91

94

33

107

120

 

4.

35

85

 

29

47

60

25

85

60

 

5.

73

34

 

55

47

73

54

22

21

 

6.

68

58

 

58

59

117

15

32

27

 

7.

37

48

 

30

38

66

26

50

66

 

Total

563

386

 

492

471

544

325

362

364

 

 

Pursuant to statute and the declaration of the Returning Officer at the Nomination Meeting of December 29th 1930, polls were opened at the several subdivisions in the township, and the above tabulated summary of votes cast was returned by the respective Deputy-Returning Officers.

 

Messrs. Haines, for Reeve, and Holm, Black, Crow, and Stewart, for Councillors, having received the largest number of votes, were duly declared elected, to comprise the Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch for the year 1931 A.D.

 

(signed) George Lewis ─ Returning Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 12th 1931.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch held its inaugural meeting in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, Monday January 12th 1931, at 11 a.m.  After making the statutory Declaration of Office, the following members of Council, for 1931, took their seats: Marshall Haines, Reeve, and Walter Holm, Neil Black, Wm. Crow, and Neil Stewart, Councillors.

 

The Reeve presiding, the minutes of the December 15th 1930 meeting were read, and also the minutes of the Nomination Meeting of December 29th 1930 and of the Election held on January 5th 1931.  On motion of Messrs. Stewart and Black, those minutes were adopted as read.

 

The Clerk read communications from the Guelph General Hospital and the Sick Children’s’ Hospital, at Toronto.  No action was taken.  Also read, a letter from Robert C. Keith, Chief Engineer of Municipal Roads.

 

1.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the Clerk send for 8 copies of The Municipal World.

 

2.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Black, that Neil Stewart be appointed to look after Peter Sardella and family, and give them what he thinks necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that a bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer, of the Township of Puslinch, to borrow money from the Dominion Bank, at Guelph, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during the year 1931, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by  Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that a bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

5.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that a bylaw, appointing auditors for the year 1930-31, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that a bylaw, appointing a Weed Inspector for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1931, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

7.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1931, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that a bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1931, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Wm. Crow, that a bylaw, providing for the distribution of dog tags in the Township of Puslinch for the year 1931, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

10.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Walter Holm, that this Council go into committee to fill in the blanks in the bylaws.

 

In committee, the Reeve presiding, the following names were inserted in the bylaws, viz., for local Board of Health, W. J. Little, for Assessor, Duncan McLean, for auditors, John A. Cockburn and Gordon McKay, for School Attendance Officer, Duncan McLean, and for Weed Inspector, Hector McCaig.  Committee then adjourned and Council resumed, with the third reading of the bylaws.

 

11.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer of the Township of Puslinch to borrow money from the Dominion Bank, at Guelph, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during the year 1931, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

12.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

13.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1931, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

15.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, appointing auditors for the year 1930-31, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

16.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the bylaw, appointing a Weed Inspector for the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

17.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, providing for the distribution of dog tags in the Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

18.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that this Council go into Committee and adjourn to the other room to set the salaries of the officials of the township.

 

The following are the findings of the Committee;

Clerk ─ $350.00, Treasurer ─ same as last year, Reeve ─ $100.00, Councillors ─ $90.00, Teams drawing gravel ─ $5.00 (per day), teams on grader ─ $5.50 per day, men working on the road ─ 25¢ per hour, and winter work on the road ─ 20¢ per hour.  Superintendent’s salary laid over until next meeting.

 

19.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the Council pay Peter Richardson $5.75 for the breakage of his plough used on the road.

 

 

 

 

 

The Clerk was instructed to write to the Department of Highways regarding a license for Len Ord’s sawing machine.

 

20.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

McLean Patterson, for taking J. McGraw to poor House

$5.00

 

 

C. M. McDonald, supplies for the Sardella family

$24.50

 

 

John Reid, election expenses

$12.00

 

 

Stewart Hume, election expenses

$15.00

 

 

John Winer, election expenses

$18.00

 

 

Marshall Ferguson

$15.00

 

 

M. P. Lynch

$15.00

 

 

W. W. Robertson

$15.00

 

 

Peter C. McLean

$15.00

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, printing ballots

$8.08

 

 

Hydro for Hall

$4.05

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising

$2.40

 

 

Geo. Lewis, registering births, deaths, and marriages

$14.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, filling out Inspector’s report

$3.00

 

 

Erwin Steffler, 1 sheep killed by dogs

$8.00

 

 

H. H. Harding, Sheep Valuator

$2.40

 

 

The Gummer Press, printing statements

$48.48

 

 

Provincial Treasurer, amusements

$4.87

 

 

P. Richardson, for head of plough broken on road

$5.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Account

 

 

 

Geo. Loty, Voucher No. 23

$22.50

 

 

P. A. Snider, Voucher No. 23, Townline work

$49.85

 

 

Ingot Iron Company, Voucher No. 23, Invoice 1995

$3.60

 

 

C. D. Lewis, Voucher No. 23, delivering tile

$3.00

 

 

P. Richardson, Voucher No. 23

$10.13

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 23

$15.60

 

 

 

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council adjourn, to meet again on Monday February 9th at one o’ clock.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) M. Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 9th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today at 1 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Holm and Stewart.

 

The Clerk read three letters from the chief engineer of municipal roads, one advising the Council that it had received the forms setting forth the amount spent on roads in the township for 1930, the second, in regard to the Road Superintendent attending the convention of Road Superintendents, at Toronto, and one advertising the Good Roads Convention, in Toronto.

 

Also read, a letter from the Salvation Army, asking for a grant for their Rescue Home, in Hamilton.  No action was taken.

 

1.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the township Road Superintendent be a delegate to the annual conference on road construction for county and township road superintendents.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Walter Holm, that this Council grant the Puslinch Agricultural Society the sum of fifty dollars, $50.00, on account of their being short of funds through the 1930 show.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that a bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer of the Township of Puslinch to borrow money from the Bank of Toronto, at Morriston, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during the year 1931, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

4.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer of the Township of Puslinch to borrow money from the Bank of Toronto, at Morriston, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during the year 1931, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

The auditors presented their report of auditing the Treasurer’s books, and in auditing the receipts and expenditures for the year 1930, found them correct.

 

6.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the auditors’ report be received and adopted.

 

7.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

C. McDonald, for supplies to Sardella family

$31.84

 

 

Wm. H. Martin, for Sardella family

$1.90

 

 

The Municipal World, supplies

$63.94

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, printing for B. of H. (Board of Health)

$4.04

 

 

Bank of Toronto, collecting taxes

$22.30

 

 

Jno. A. Cockburn, auditor

$25.00

 

 

Gordon McKay, auditor

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

Daymond Motors, balance on gravel, Voucher No. 2

$9.00

 

 

Ben Wyse, repairing grader, Voucher No. 2

$1.50

 

 

Thos. Beaton, 7 yards of gravel, Voucher No. 2

$1.05

 

 

Andrew Scott, pay sheet, Voucher No. 2

$11.65

 

 

D. J. McLean, pay sheet, Voucher No. 2

$7.20

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, pay sheet, Voucher No. 2

$47.50

 

 

Jas. Chester, pay sheet, Voucher No. 2

$1.80

 

 

Chester Schultz, pay sheet, Voucher No. 2

$11.10

 

 

Chas. Richardson, bonus for wire fence

$18.22

 

 

Township of Beverly, borderline account, Voucher No. 2

$63.22

 

 

Peter Richardson, pay sheet, Voucher No. 2

$23.63

 

 

8.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday March 2nd at one p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

Thursday February 12th 1931.

Special Meeting

 

A special meeting of Council was held in the Council Room, today at two p.m., all of the members being present except N. Stewart.  This meeting was held to consider the payment of some outstanding taxes.

 

1.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the Treasurer take the necessary steps to collect W. H. Cummings’ taxes for 1930, after February 12th 1931.

 

2.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Black, that the Treasurer take the necessary steps to collect all outstanding taxes against Geo. Strome.

 

The meeting then adjourned.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 2nd 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today at one p.m., all of the members being present.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Stewart and Holm.

 

A letter was read from C. McDonald, setting forth the circumstances of M. Simpson, and asking for assistance from the township, which was granted.

 

1.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that a bylaw, appointing pound-keepers, fence-viewers, and sheep valuators, to serve in and for the Township of Puslinch for the current  year, 1931-32, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, appointing pound-keepers, fence-viewers, and sheep valuators to serve in and for the Township of Puslinch for the current year, 1931-32, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.

 

3.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Marshall Haines, Good Roads Association fee

$5.00

 

 

Geo. Meldrum, grant to Puslinch Agricultural Society

$50.00

 

 

Municipal World, supplies

$.95

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, printing

$4.04

 

 

Neil Black, expenses to Good Roads Association

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 3

$69.90

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 3

$17.80

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 3

$12.40

 

 

Kenneth Crow, Voucher No. 3

$21.50

 

 

Peter Richardson, Voucher No. 3

$6.75

 

 

 

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that this meeting adjourn, to meet on Monday April 6th at one p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) M. Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 6th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today Monday April 6th, at one p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Crow and Holm.

 

Mr. Easton, of the Globe Indemnity Insurance Company, was present, asking the Council to renew its policy with that company for insurance for 1931.

 

Mr. McLennan, of the Canada Ingot Iron Company, was present as a representative of his company.

 

1.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded Wm. Crow, that Puslinch Township renew its insurance policy with the Globe Indemnity Company for 1931.

 

2.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the Township buy a grader from the Canada Ingot Iron, for $185.00, subject to the approval of the Department of Public Highways.

 

3.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, providing for expenditures on roads in the Township of Puslinch, for 1931, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, providing for expenditures on roads in the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1931, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

5.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, groceries for Simpson family

$19.19

 

 

C. MacDonald, groceries for Simpson family

$6.93

 

 

C. MacDonald, groceries for Sardella family

$37.78

 

 

C. MacDonald, groceries for Sardella family

$25.31

 

 

Jas. Mason, meat for Sardella family

$3.50

 

 

Bond Hardware Company, for cement

$11.98

 

 

Lippert & Hunter, funeral expenses for Leo Neubauer

$40.00

 

 

Alex Stewart, supplies for Board of Health

$6.55

 

 

The Globe Indemnity Company of Canada, insurance policy

$212.50

 

 

Albert McKay, shovelling snow on sidewalks

$2.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, services as School Attendance Officer

$7.80

 

 

Indigent patients in hospitals

$312.13

 

 

Wm. H. Martin, milk for the Sardella family

$5.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, salary, Voucher No. 4

$62.50

 

 

Jno. Conroy, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$25.39

 

 

Geo. Loty, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$59.44

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$12.76

 

 

Andrew Scott, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$48.60

 

 

D. J. McLean, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$145.40

 

 

Chester Schultz, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$16.06

 

 

Jake Wigwood, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$78.95

 

 

Peter Richardson, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$109.45

 

 

Wm. Forrest, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$75.50

 

 

Ingot Iron Company, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$185.00

 

 

Don McDonald, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$423.50

 

 

R. Buchanan, pay sheets, Voucher No. 4

$423.50

 

 

 

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday May 4th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 4th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today at 1:30, all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Black and Stewart.

 

1.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the Council renew the bond for Jno. Walsh, for $8,000.00, as Treasurer for the township, with the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, for 1931, for the sum of $32.00.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the time for the return of the Assessment Roll be extended for two weeks.

 

3.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Richard Laird, sheep killed by dogs

$10.00

 

 

William Pinder, sheep killed by dogs

$15.00

 

 

Matthew Hosford, sheep injured by dogs

$2.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, groceries for Simpson family

$26.12

 

 

Jas. Mason, meat for Simpson family

$2.70

 

 

Miss G. Kitchen, typing auditors’ report

$5.00

 

 

Miss G. McLean, postage and stationery for Assessor

$4.98

 

 

E. O. Kitchen, taking Jas. McGraw to House of Industry

$9.00

 

 

John Walsh, revenue stamps, express & exchange

$11.42

 

 

Jeffery & Spence, bond for Treasurer

$32.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Tolton, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$2.20

 

 

Alex Tawse, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$7.00

 

 

Geo. Crane, sheep killed by dogs

$32.00

 

 

W. H. Martin, supplies for Sardella family

$4.95

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, printing

$4.07

 

 

Provincial Treasurer for amusement tickets

$4.87

 

 

Provincial Treasurer, license for Hall

$3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 5

$62.50

 

 

Andrew Scott, Voucher No. 5

$25.85

 

 

Geo. Loty, Voucher No. 5

$34.10

 

 

Jake Wigwood, Voucher No. 5

$69.33

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, Voucher No. 5

$35.75

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 5

$83.55

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 5

$21.45

 

 

Jno. Conroy, Voucher No. 5

$41.55

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 5

$48.00

 

 

Walter Holm, Voucher No. 5

$25.00

 

 

Peter Richardson, Voucher No. 5

$18.75

 

 

 

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that this meeting adjourn, to meet on Monday June 1st, at 10 a.m., for Court of Revision, and at 1 p.m. for general business.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 1st 1931.

Court of Revision

 

The members of the Puslinch Municipal Council met in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, June 1st, at 10 a.m., and after taking the required statutory declaration, they were duly constituted a Court of Revision, to hear and decide appeals against the 1931 Assessment Roll.

 

No appeals were made against the Assessment Roll.

 

One dog, belonging to John McPhee, was struck off the roll, the dog having been disposed of.  Also, John Sawyers.

 

1.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the Assessment Roll for 1931, as revised and amended, be confirmed.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

June 1st 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, June 1st, at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Holm and Crow.

 

A petition, very largely signed by the ratepayers of Arkell Village, was brought before the Council, asking for the roads in the village to be oiled. 

 

1.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the Council agree to pay for the oil for the road inside the Village of Arkell if the ratepayers of said village will bear the expense of putting said oil on the road.

 

2.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the Council build two cement bridges, one on the 7th Concession and one at Nicoll’s, between Lots 35 & 36, after plans and specifications are got out.

 

3.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

C. McDonald, supplies for Sardella family

$10.68

 

 

Geo. Lewis, telephone & postage

$3.55

 

 

Duncan McLean, Assessor’s salary

$250.00

 

 

Jno. Marshall, repairing casing

$5.00

 

 

Kenneth Crow, drawing gravel

$11.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Thompson, funeral expenses for R. Wilkinson

$15.00

 

 

C. McDonald, sheep killed by dogs

$10.00

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, valuing sheep

$2.00

 

 

Bond Hardware Company, cement

$6.80

 

 

R. Duffield, cartage on cement

$1.50

 

 

Jno. Marshall, making tile

$15.80

 

 

H. Precious map of lake property

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 6

$62.50

 

 

Jake Wigwood, Voucher No. 6

$71.65

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, Voucher No. 6

$32.75

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 6

$29.75

 

 

Jno. Conroy, Voucher No. 6

$30.40

 

 

Geo. Loty, Voucher No. 6

$85.20

 

 

P. M. Richardson, Voucher No. 6

$27.00

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 6

$2.75

 

 

Ingot Iron Company, Voucher No. 6

$8.08

 

 

Guelph Township, Townline account 1930, Voucher No. 6

$109.05

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Stewart, that this meeting adjourn, to meet on Monday July 6th at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

July 6th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Black and Stewart.

 

Mr. Bruce, representing the Horse Shoe Pitchers and the Hockey Club was present, asking to have permission to use part of the agricultural grounds for that purpose.

 

1.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by _________, that the Road Superintendent be instructed to put a fence across the old Townline between Puslinch and Nassagaweya. Opposite Lots 29 & 30, Puslinch Township.

 

2.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

The Municipal World Ltd., supplies

$8.68

 

 

Guelph Mercury

$2.70

 

 

Geo. Lewis, part salary as Clerk

$175.00

 

 

Bond Hardware Company, cement

$18.87

 

 

Roy Duffield, drawing cement

$2.05

 

 

Jno. S. Marshall, making tiles

$30.40

 

 

Jno. S. Marshall, cutting weeds, Hall grounds

$7.00

 

 

Jno. S. Marshall, digging trench along s______

$21.50

 

 

Howitt & Howitt, expenses, Cumming law suit

$236.05

 

 

Hydro electric light for Hall

$4.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 7

$62.50

 

 

Jake Wigwood, Voucher No. 7

$52.60

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, Voucher No. 7

$38.00

 

 

Andrew Scott, Voucher No. 7

$58.50

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 7

$23.85

 

 

Geo. Loty, Voucher No. 7

$87.50

 

 

Jno. Conroy, Voucher No. 7

$17.40

 

 

Robt. Stewart Company, lumber, Voucher No. 7

$29.70

 

 

Ingot Iron Company, culvert, Voucher No. 7

$32.20

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 7

$9.75

 

 

Geo. Schultz, delivering gravel, Voucher No. 7

$332.75

 

 

Peter Richardson, Voucher No. 7

$52.00

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 8

$30.75

 

 

A. Campbell, Voucher No. 8

$60.00

 

 

Harvey Sutton, Voucher No. 8

$3.85

 

 

Chas. Gregor, Voucher No. 8

$18.00

 

 

E. O. Kitchen, P.V.M. (Police Village of Morriston), Voucher No. 8

$31.00

 

 

Wm. Eggert, Voucher No. 8

$390.00

 

 

Wm. Eggert, Voucher No. 8

$47.25

 

 

3.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Wm. Crow, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Tuesday August 4th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 4th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Stewart and Holm.

 

The tenders for the two cement bridges were opened and carefully gone over.

 

1.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Walter Holm, that the tender of Geo. Ross for the two bridges be accepted, at $5.50 per cubic yard, being the lowest tender.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

The Guelph Mercury, for advertising

$3.00

 

 

J. H. Leachman, repairing casing & gun

$9.50

 

 

McLean Patterson, for sheep killed by dogs

$7.00

 

 

John McPherson, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$2.00

 

 

Bond Hardware Company, cement for tile

$15.80

 

 

Roy Duffield, drawing cement

$1.65

 

 

John Marshall, for making tile

$22.80

 

 

W. S. Maltby, for cutting weeds on Hall grounds

$6.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 9

$62.50

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 9

$1.15

 

 

J. Lake, 735 yards of gravel, Voucher No. 9

$110.25

 

 

A. Campbell, cutting weeds, Voucher No. 9

$74.00

 

 

J. Wigwood, Voucher No. 9

$49.00

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, Voucher No. 9

$18.25

 

 

Andrew Scott, Voucher No. 9

$15.00

 

 

Jno. Conroy, Voucher No. 9

$39.80

 

 

Geo. Lot, (possibly Loty) Voucher No. 9

$4.65

 

 

Geo. Strome, Voucher No. 9

$111.25

 

 

J. Phalen, wire fence bonus, Voucher No. 9

$2.93

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 9

$28.75

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 9

$6.60

 

 

A. J. Huether, delivering gravel, Voucher No. 9

$195.17

 

 

P. Richardson, Voucher No. 9

$47.00

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 10

$55.10

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising bridges

$9.80

 

 

Ingot Iron Company, Voucher No. 10

$7.44

 

 

Kenneth Crow, Voucher No. 10

$8.00

 

 

Wm. Eggert, Voucher No. 10

$357.85

 

 

Andrew Ord, weeding, Voucher No. 10

$150.00

 

 

Bert Irving, Voucher No. 10

$15.25

 

 

3.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday August 31st, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

August 31st 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Crow and Black.

 

After the minutes were read, Mr. Neil Stewart was called away by sickness in his family.

 

Mr. Geo. Meldrum, of the Puslinch Agricultural Society, waited on the Council, asking for a grant for the show, to be held on October 7th.

 

1.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by William Crow, that this Council grant the Agricultural Society $50.00 toward the show for 1931.

 

2.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that a bylaw be now introduced and read a first and second time, providing, by way of assessment on the rateable property of the Township of Puslinch, for the raising of funds for county, school, and municipal purposes, for the year 1931.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

3.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that this Council now fill in the blanks in the bylaw & that the township rate for 1931 be 4 mills on the dollar.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the bylaw, providing, by way of assessment on the rateable property of the Township of Puslinch, for the raising of funds for county, school, and municipal purposes, for the year 1931, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

5.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Wm. Crow, that on account of the misunderstanding arising between the County and the Guelph Collegiate, for pupils from the township attending said collegiate, this Council knows that several of the ratepayers, who have children attending said collegiate, are unable to pay the fee of two dollars per month, and that this Council agree to pay half of the fee for each month until such a time as the Collegiate and the County come to an agreement that such fee will be done away with, or until the end of the present year.

 

5.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Shepherd Printing Company, printing voters lists

$114.40

 

 

Puslinch Fire Insurance Company, assessment

$17.60

 

 

Thos. Foley, sheep killed by dogs

$135.00

 

 

Albert Gamble, sheep killed by dogs

$10.00

 

 

H. H. Harding, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$2.45

 

 

John S. Marshall, making tile

$20.60

 

 

Kenneth Crow, drawing gravel for tile

$4.00

 

 

Roy Duffield, drawing cement

$1.85

 

 

J. A. McDermott, funeral expenses for D. McConnell

$45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 12

$62.50

 

 

Hugh Ross, Voucher No. 12

$18.00

 

 

Geo. Atkinson, Voucher No. 12

$12.60

 

 

Mrs. Hewitt, Voucher No. 12

$12.60

 

 

Chas. Brown, Voucher No. 12

$4.50

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 12

$24.45

 

 

P. Richardson, Voucher No. 12

$30.60

 

 

C. D. Lewis, Voucher No. 12

$2.50

 

 

C. MacDonald, Voucher No. 12

$280.80

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 12

$16.00

 

 

J. H. Bell, Voucher No. 12

$9.00

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 12

$142.65

 

 

Baines (or Barnes) and David, Voucher No. 12

$149.56

 

 

Geo. Ross, Voucher No. 12

$300.00

 

 

Wm. Eggert, Voucher No. 13

$263.75

 

 

Wm. Eggert, Voucher No. 14

$287.50

 

 

 

6.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday October 5th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

October 5th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room at Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Black and Holm.

 

1.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the Puslinch Ploughmen’s Association be given a grant of $25.00 for 1931.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Walter Holm, that the Council go into Committee as a Whole and go into the Hall to consider the weed cutting situation.

 

3.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Wallace Printing Company, for tax bills and envelopes

$44.48

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising

$12.25

 

 

Hydro Electric Power Commission

$5.40

 

 

Gummer Press Ltd., printing

$4.94

 

 

John G. McLean, sheep killed by dogs

$40.50

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$5.00

 

 

Jno. S. Marshall, making tile

$23.20

 

 

Duncan McLean, duties as School Attendance Officer

$17.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

Geo. Schultz, Voucher No. 15

$84.47

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 15

$62.50

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 15

$109.29

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 15

$55.25

 

 

Andrew Scott, Voucher No. 15

$117.25

 

 

John Conroy, Voucher No. 15

$11.25

 

 

D. Sirett, bonus, wire fence, Voucher No. 15

$9.00

 

 

Jno. G. McLean, Voucher No. 15

$10.55

 

 

Joseph Guy, bonus wire fence, Voucher No. 15

$4.50

 

 

Joseph Guy, gravel, Voucher No. 15

$42.30

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, Voucher No. 15

$19.25

 

 

Peter Richardson, Voucher No. 15

$3.25

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 15

$72.90

 

 

Jake Wigwood, Voucher No. 15

$174.50

 

 

Wynne Roberts & Son – McLean, Voucher No. 15

$88.50

 

 

Mrs. Joe Moore, Voucher No. 15

$23.70

 

 

Aaron Campbell, Voucher No. 15

$103.75

 

 

Jno. Conroy, Voucher No. 15

$52.50

 

 

Andrew Ord, Voucher No. 15

$50.00

 

 

 

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday November 2nd, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 2nd 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Holm and Black.

 

1.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm. that the Council pay the weed cutters an additional sum of 60 cents per mile, as a grant for extra weed cutting.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that a bylaw, authorizing the stopping up and selling of that part of the Townline between the Township of Puslinch, in the County of Wellington, and Township of Nassagaweya, in the County of Halton, opposite Lots 29 & 30 in the said Township of Puslinch, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

3.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the bylaw, authorizing the stopping up and selling of that part of the Townline between the Township of Puslinch, in the County of Wellington, and Township of Nassagaweya, in the County of Halton, opposite Lots 29 & 30 in the said Township of Puslinch, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, determining the time and place for the nomination of candidates for Council and to appoint Deputy-Returning Officers and Poll Clerks, for the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

5.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the bylaw, determining the time and place for the nomination of candidates for Council and to appoint Deputy-Returning Officers and Poll Clerks, for the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

6.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Jas. Mason, lamb killed by dogs

$3.00

 

 

Alex Tawse, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$2.10

 

 

Geo. Lewis, selecting jurors

$12.00

 

 

Marshall Haines, remuneration as Reeve

$100.00

 

 

William Crow, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

Walter Holm, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

Neil Stewart, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

Neil Black, remuneration as Councillor

$90.00

 

 

John Walsh, salary as Treasurer

$175.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, salary as Clerk

$175.00

 

 

Jno. Marshall, salary as Caretaker

$36.00

 

 

Hector McCaig, salary as Weed Inspector

$70.00

 

 

Allan F. Stewart, on Award Drain

$100.00

 

 

Geo. Meldrum, Secretary of Puslinch Agricultural Society

$50.00

 

 

Wm. Crow, Secretary of the Puslinch Ploughmen’s Association

$25.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer

$4.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 16

$62.50

 

 

Andrew Scott, Voucher No. 16

$11.50

 

 

Jake Wigwood, Voucher No. 16

$35.00

 

 

Don J. McLean, Voucher No. 16

$87.95

 

 

P. Richardson, Voucher No. 16

$31.75

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 16

$1.50

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, Voucher No. 16

$24.50

 

 

Joseph Brockel, bonus on fence, Voucher No. 16

$9.00

 

 

M. Byrne, Voucher No. 16

$3.23

 

 

Alfred Davidson, gravel, Voucher No. 16

$40.80

 

 

Guelph Mercury, advertising, Voucher No. 16

$27.45

 

 

Geo. Schultz, Voucher No. 16

$62.38

 

 

Geo. Schultz, Voucher No. 16

$67.00

 

 

Geo. Schultz, Voucher No. 16

$7.50

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 16

$31.50

 

 

D. Stewart, Voucher No. 16

$3.00

 

 

Wm. Eggert, Voucher No. 17

$116.25

 

 

Geo. Ross, Voucher No. 17

$212.42

 

 

Garnishee on Geo. Ross, Voucher No. 17

$77.08

 

 

Allan Stewart, Voucher No. 17

$14.00

 

 

John Conroy, Voucher No. 17

$9.00

 

 

Aaron Campbell, Voucher No. 17

$29.10

 

 

Andrew Ord, Voucher No. 17

$39.90

 

 

7.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday November 30th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

November 30th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Black and Holm.

 

Mr. Allan Stewart waited on the Council, regarding the Stewart Award Drain, in Beverly, but no action was taken.

 

1.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Municipal World, supplies

$1.77

 

 

Alex Nicoll, attending court rē McLean and Martin

$4.00

 

 

Bond Hardware Company, cement for tile

$11.52

 

 

W. A. Watson, lamb killed by dogs

$6.00

 

 

Neil Black, lamb killed by dogs

$7.00

 

 

John Tolton, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$6.45

 

 

Hector McCaig, telephone account

$1.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

___ J. Huether, Voucher No. 18

$327.62

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 19

$62.50

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher No. 19

$60.10

 

 

Jno. Conroy, Voucher No. 19

$17.70

 

 

Wm. Eggert, Voucher No. 19

$30.00

 

 

S. Slater, bonus on wire fence, Voucher No. 19

$9.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald McLean, gravel, Voucher No. 19

$80.10

 

 

Geo. Schultz, Voucher No. 19

$34.37

 

 

Geo. Schultz, Voucher No. 19

$73.20

 

 

O. Sherwood, Voucher No. 19

$130.20

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, Voucher No. 19

$13.75

 

 

Mrs. G. McDonald, gravel, Voucher No. 19

$97.95

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 19

$12.90

 

 

A. J. Huether, Voucher No. 19

$9.66

 

 

Andrew Scott, Voucher No. 19

$14.50

 

 

Jake Wigwood, Voucher No. 19

$69.60

 

 

P. Richardson, Voucher No. 19

$4.95

 

 

East Flamboro, Puslinch ½ share, Voucher No. 19

$16.52

 

 

M. R. Short (name very uncertain), tiles, Voucher No. 19

$7.80

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 19

$69.30

 

 

 

2.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Tuesday December 15th at one o’ clock, according to statute.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─  Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 15th 1931.

 

The Puslinch Municipal Council met in regular session, as per statute, today, at one o’ clock, in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, all of the members being present, Reeve Haines in the chair.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Holm and Crow. 

 

1.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the Treasurer be instructed to take the necessary steps to collect all outstanding taxes against Lots 21 & 22, Front of the 8th Concession, owned by Louis Brown.

 

2.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by William Crow, that the Treasurer’s report be received and adopted, and that he be instructed to have 200 copies printed for the use of the ratepayers.

 

3.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Kathleen Clough, Clerk of the Election Board

$68.89

 

 

James Murphy, flour for Sardella family

$5.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, supplies for Hall

$9.73

 

 

Guelph Vocational Institute fees

$109.00

 

 

Dr. J. H. King, salary as M.H.O. (Medical Health Officer)

$5.00

 

 

Geo. Lewis, express postage & telephone

$2.95

 

 

Matthew Hosford, lamb killed by dogs

$7.00

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, Voucher No. 20

$62.50

 

 

Sam Hume, wire fence, Voucher No. 20

$29.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wm. Pinder, wire fence, Voucher No. 20

$8.10

 

 

Wm. Black, wire fence, Voucher No. 20

$5.85

 

 

E. Bowman, delivering stone, Voucher No. 20

$3.00

 

 

J. Neubauer, delivering stone, Voucher No. 20

$20.00

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 20

$8.05

 

 

Geo. Schultz, Voucher No. 20

$7.65

 

 

M. Byrnes, Voucher No. 20

$13.25

 

 

Geo. Loty, Voucher No. 20

$1.85

 

 

J. Lake, Voucher No. 20

$3.60

 

 

A. Scott, Voucher No. 20

$4.25

 

 

Geo. Ross, Voucher No. 20

$10.00

 

 

Don McDonald, Voucher No. 20

$63.06

 

 

A. J. Huether, Voucher No. 20

$5.00

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 20

$3.00

 

 

Waterloo Townline account, Voucher No. 20

$58.93

 

 

John Elliot, Voucher No. 21

$12.50

 

 

Beverly Townline account, Voucher No. 21

$35.68

 

 

Don McDonald, Voucher No. 21

$9.00

 

 

A. Adie, Voucher No. 21

$24.53

 

 

A. Ord, Voucher No. 21

$5.00

 

 

At the close of business, the Reeve was requested to vacate the chair and, on motion, Neil Stewart occupied the chair.  The Reeve made a short speech, reviewing the work done during the year and thanking the Councillors for their good co-operation.  All the other members of Council and the Road Superintendent spoke of their work during the year and of the good feeling that had prevailed in the Council.

 

The meeting adjourned sine die.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

December 28th 1931.

Nomination Meeting

 

The annual nomination meeting was held, pursuant to statute, December 28th, at one o’ clock, in the Township Hall, Aberfoyle.  A good attendance of ratepayers was present.  The following gentlemen were nominated for Reeve and Councillors:

 

 

For Reeve:

Marshall Haines

 

For Councillors:

Neil Black, Walter Holm, William Crow, and Neil Stewart

 

As there were no more nominations than the required number, those gentlemen were declared elected as Reeve and Councillors for 1932 A.D.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Returning Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

January 11th 1932.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch held its inaugural meeting for 1932 in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, Monday January 11th, at 11 a.m.  After taking the statutory “Declaration of Office”, the following members of Council for 1932 took their seats: Marshall Haines, Reeve, and Neil Black, William Crow, Walter Holm, and Neil Stewart, Councillors, the Reeve presiding.

 

The minutes of the December 15th 1931 meeting were read and also of the Nomination meeting of December 28th 1931.  On motion of Messrs. Holm and Stewart, those minutes were adopted as read.

 

The Clerk read communications from the Sick Children’s Hospital. At Toronto, and form the Salvation Army, at Hamilton.  No action was taken.

 

Also read, a letter from Robt. C. Keith, Chief Engineer of Municipal Roads, and one from the Clerk of Guelph Township, giving notice of a ratepayers meeting, to be held in each municipality.

 

1.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the Puslinch Township Council call a meeting of the ratepayers of Puslinch Township for Tuesday, the 19th of January, at 8 p.m., to consider the best means of reduction of expenditures in Township, County, Province, and Dominion.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by William Crow, that the resolution of August 31st be and is hereby rescinded, and that no more assistance will be given pupils attending the Guelph Collegiate by the Township of Puslinch.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Walter Holm, that the salary of the Assessor be set at two hundred and twenty-five dollars, for 1932.

 

4.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by William Crow, that the pay for a man and a team shall be 50 cents per hour, on grader, and drawing gravel, 40 cents per hour, and for men and patrolmen, 25 cents per hour.  If the Road Superintendent thinks it necessary for a third horse, 10 cents per hour extra.

 

5.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by William Crow, that a bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer, of the Township of Puslinch, to borrow money from the Dominion Bank, at Guelph, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that a bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer, of the Township of Puslinch, to borrow money from the Bank of Toronto, at Morriston, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation, during the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

7.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that a bylaw, appointing auditors for the year 1931 & 32, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

10.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

11.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that a bylaw, providing for the distribution of dog tags in the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.

 

12.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Walter Holm, that this Council go into committee, to fill in the blanks in the bylaws.

 

In committee, the Reeve presiding, the following names were inserted in the bylaws: for local Board of Health, W. J. Little, for Assessor, Duncan McLean, for auditors, John A. Cockburn and Gordon McKay, and for School Attendance Officer, Duncan McLean.  The committee then adjourned, and Council resumed with the third reading of the bylaws.

 

 

13.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by William Crow, that the bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer, of the Township of Puslinch, to borrow money from the Dominion Bank, at Guelph, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, authorizing the Reeve and the Treasurer, of the Township of Puslinch, to borrow money from the  Bank of Toronto, at Morriston, to meet the current ordinary expenditures of the Corporation during the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

15.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the bylaw, appointing an Assessor for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

16.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by William Crow, that the bylaw, appointing auditors for the year 1931 ─ 32, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

17.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, appointing a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Puslinch for the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

18.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by William Crow, that the bylaw, providing for the distribution of dog tags in the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

19.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the bylaw, appointing a member of the local Board of Health, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by William Crow, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Geo. Lewis, registering births, deaths, and marriages

$12.00

 

 

Loretto Academy, school fees

$29.00

 

 

Gummer Press Ltd., printing

$49.92

 

 

Wallace Printing Company, printing

$6.24

 

 

Geo. Lewis, Inspector’s report

$3.00

 

 

Angus McPherson, Commissioner’s fee

$2.00

 

 

Hydro Electric Power Commission, light for Hall

$9.67

 

 

Provincial Treasurer, amusement tickets

$9.74

 

 

Walter Holm, rē Council expenses to Toronto

$7.50

 

 

Thos. Warren, refund of dog tax

$2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, salary and postage, Voucher 1

$64.36

 

 

Angus Buchanan, Voucher 1

$3.75

 

 

Sam Hume, bonus wire fence, Voucher 1

$18.00

 

 

Harry Hanlon, 8 yards of gravel, Voucher 1

$1.20

 

 

Mrs. Kay, 14 yards of gravel, Voucher 1

$2.10

 

 

Moses Byrnes, 15 yards of gravel, Voucher 1

$2.25

 

 

Jack Stewart, 100 loads of stone, Voucher 1

$25.00

 

 

R. T. Amos, bonus on fence, Voucher 1

$9.45

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher 1

$5.75

 

 

Donald McDonald, gravel, Voucher 1

$24.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dugald Campbell, 115 yards of gravel, Voucher 1

$17.25

 

 

Chester Schultz, Voucher 1

$3.93

 

 

Geo. Loty, Voucher 1

$23.25

 

 

Peter Richardson, Voucher 1

$24.00

 

 

H. Haugh, 31 yards of gravel, Voucher 1

$4.65

 

 

Nassagaweya Townline account, Voucher 1

$169.81

 

 

 

21.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council would be pleased if D. A. McNaughton would hand his resignation to this Council.

 

22.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by William Crow, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday February 8th, at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 8th 1932.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met, in regular session, in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Holm and Stewart.

 

The Clerk read a communication from the Department of Public Highways, approving of the D. A. McNaughton resignation as Road Superintendent.

 

1.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Walter Holm, that this Council accept the resignation of D. A. McNaughton, as handed to the Council.

 

The auditors gave their report, showing that they had audited the Treasurer’s books, receipts and expenditures for 1931, and found them correct.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by William Crow, that the auditors’ report be adopted, as read, and that 4 copies be type written.

 

3.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that this Council send $5.00, for the application fee, to the Good Roads Association, and that the Reeve be a delegate to the convention.

 

4.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that, as there is a certain amount of unemployment in the Township of Puslinch, be it resolved that in certain cases, where the Council thinks fit, a certain measure of relief be granted to them.

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Moved, that this Council go into committee to discuss appointing a Road Superintendent for the Township and to set the salary for the Clerk.

 

6.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Walter Holm, that the salary for the Clerk be $250 for 1932.

 

7.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the Clerk advertise for applications for Road Superintendent, and also for the position of Municipal Bailiff or Tax Collector, for the Township of Puslinch, said applications to be in the hands of the Reeve or Clerk by February 22nd 1932.

 

8.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Walter Holm, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Jno. A. Ord, sheep killed by dogs

$14.00

 

 

Alex Tawse, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$2.10

 

 

Bank of Toronto, for collecting taxes

$19.30

 

 

The Municipal World Ltd., supplies

$44.03

 

 

John A. Cockburn, auditor fees

$25.00

 

 

Gordon McKay, auditor fees

$25.00

 

 

S. L. Squire, fee for Good Roads convention

$5.00

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer

$10.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

Geo. Loty, pay sheets, Voucher No. 2

$2.40

 

 

Robt. Burmaster, pay sheets, Voucher No. 2

$6.75

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, telephone & postage, Voucher No. 2

$1.67

 

 

Andrew Scott, pay sheets, Voucher No. 2

$3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. S. Maltby, bonus wire fence, Voucher No. 2

$4.50

 

 

Jos. Guy, gravel, Voucher No. 2

$7.50

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 2

$1.75

 

 

P. Richardson, Voucher No. 2

$13.20

 

 

Peter Sardella, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$21.25

 

 

Jas. Lawson, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$13.80

 

 

Geo. Lockett, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$9.20

 

 

Chas. McConnell, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$6.00

 

 

Jno. Ridgeway, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$4.80

 

 

Hector Ridgeway, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$4.80

 

 

Jas. McMillan, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$28.00

 

 

Albert McKay, relief work, Voucher No. 2

$10.00

 

 

9.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday March 7th, at 1:30.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

February 22nd 1932.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in special session in the Council Chamber, Aberfoyle, today, at 2 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.

 

The applications for Road Superintendent were then opened and carefully gone over, after which, the Council, on motion, went into committee to vote on the different applications.

 

After the vote had been taken, John A. McPherson was appointed Road Superintendent for the Township of Puslinch, for 1932, and a bylaw to that effect was passed and a copy of said bylaw sent to the Department of Public Highways.

 

The application for the position of Tax Collector was laid over till the next regular meeting of Council.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

March 7th 1932.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Black and Stewart.

 

1.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that the following rules and regulations be passed for the Hall:

 

No smoking in the Hall or basement.

 

Public dance ─ $7.00, Puslinch organization dance ─ $5.00

 

Concert by religious or other organization ─ $3.00, with lunch ─ $4.00

 

Meeting in Council Chamber, in winter ─ $1.00, in summer ─ $.50

 

Caretaker fees:

Concert and dance ─ $3.00, Public dance ─ $3.00,

Public meeting ─ $2.00, Council Chamber ─ $.50.

 

2.

Moved by William Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council rescind the bylaw for the wire fence bonus for the year 1932.

 

3.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, appointing pound-keepers, fence-viewers, and sheep valuators for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932-33, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, appointing pound-keepers, fence-viewers, and sheep valuators for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932-33, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

5.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Neil Stewart, that a bylaw, appointing a Weed Inspector, for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

6.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the bylaw, appointing a Weed Inspector, for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

7.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that a bylaw, appointing a Tax Collector, for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932, be now introduced and read a first and second time.  Bylaw read a first and second time.

 

8.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the bylaw, appointing a Tax Collector, for the Township of Puslinch, for the year 1932, be now read a third time, passed, and numbered.  Bylaw read a third time.

 

9.

Moved by Neil Black, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Miss G. Kitchen, typing auditors’ reports

$8.00

 

 

John Gilchrist, repairs to Hall

$64.15

 

 

Marshall Haines, expenses to Good Roads convention

$11.00

 

 

Ben Wyse, sharpening picks

$1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

 

D. A. McNaughton, balance of salary, Voucher No. 3

$30.00

 

 

Peter Sardella, Voucher No. 3

$10.40

 

 

Jas. Lawson, Voucher No. 3

$10.80

 

 

Geo. Lockart, Voucher No. 3

$8.00

 

 

Chas. McConnell, Voucher No. 3

$11.20

 

 

John Ridgeway, Voucher No. 3

$7.40

 

 

Hector Ridgeway, Voucher No. 3

$9.00

 

 

Jas. McMillan, Voucher No. 3

$25.60

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday April 4th, at 1:30.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

April 4th 1932.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, today, at 1:30 p.m., all of the members of Council being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Holm and Black.

 

1.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that the Clerk notify all hospitals in Guelph, Galt, Kitchener, and Fergus that the Puslinch Council will not be responsible for burial of indigents unless buried by Frank Kistenmacher, undertaker of Morriston.

 

A letter was read from the Ontario Reformatory, asking permission to do some work on the Townline between Guelph and Puslinch Township, which was granted, and the Clerk was asked to inform them that this Council had granted their request.

 

Mr. Sutherland, of Guelph, was present, asking the Council to again renew its insurance policy with the Globe Indemnity Company of Canada.  Policy renewed.

 

2.

Moved by Walter Holm, seconded by Wm. Crow, that the following accounts be passed and ordered paid:

 

Robt. Stewart Company, sash and lumber for Hall

$26.95

 

 

Geo. M. Fox, indigent patients in hospitals

$250.25

 

 

F. Kistenmacher, funeral expenses for a. m L____ (incomplete)

$20.00

 

 

C. D. Lewis, taking Mrs. Maynard to hospital

$2.50

 

 

Thos. Foley, sheep killed by dogs

$37.00

 

 

C. D. Lewis, glass, bolts, screw nails, for Hall

$2.68

 

 

Duncan McLean, School Attendance Officer

$8.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guelph Daily Mercury, advertising

$8.00

 

 

A. E. Grieve, funeral expenses for Mrs. Hagey

$59.00

 

 

Hydro for Hall

$7.91

 

 

Peter C. McLean, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$2.10

 

 

The Globe Indemnity Company of Canada, insurance

$212.50

 

 

Dr. L. J. Stuart, medical attention indigents

$45.50

 

 

Harry Leachman, wood for Hall

$20.00

 

 

John McNaughton, digging grave

$4.50

 

 

Roy Duffield, drawing lumber for Hall

$.75

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, Voucher No. 4

$41.66

 

 

Wm. Forrest, Voucher No. 4

$26.50

 

 

D. J. McLean, Voucher No. 4

$5.45

 

 

A. Scott, Voucher No. 4

$7.85

 

 

P. Richardson, Voucher No. 4

$13.95

 

 

Wm. Mast, Voucher No. 4

$26.50

 

 

C. McConnell, Voucher No. 4

$19.00

 

 

Geo. Lockett, Voucher No. 4

$18.30

 

 

P. Sardella, Voucher No. 4

$15.30

 

 

Jas. Lawson, Voucher No. 4

$15.30

 

 

Jno. Ridgeway, Voucher No. 4

$12.70

 

 

Hector Ridgeway, Voucher No. 4

$3.70

 

 

Canada Gypsum Company

$1.20

 

 

3.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Neil Black, that this Council adjourn, to meet on Monday May 2nd at 1:30 p.m.

 

(signed) Geo. Lewis ─ Clerk

(signed) Marshall Haines ─ Reeve

 

 

 

 

Municipality of Puslinch

May 2nd 1932.

 

The Municipal Council of the Township of Puslinch met in regular session, today, at 1:30 p.m., in the Council Room, Aberfoyle, all of the members being present, the Reeve presiding.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted as read, on motion of Messrs. Holm and Stewart.

 

The Clerk read a letter from the Department of Agriculture, stating that a meeting of all of the Weed Inspectors of the county would be held in the near future.

 

The Clerk was instructed to get out notice for the letting of contracts for gravelling, to be let on Tuesday afternoon of May the 17th, and also to notify the following township councils to meet Puslinch Township Council on May the 11th: Nassagaweya, East Flamboro, and Beverly.     

 

1.

Moved by Wm. Crow, seconded by Walter Holm, that the time for the Assessor to return the Roll be extended to May 20th.

 

2.

Moved by Neil Stewart, seconded by Neil Black, that the following accounts be passed and paid:

 

Don Stewart, for taking John McGraw to the House of Refuge

$5.50

 

 

Joseph Guy, sheep killed or injured by dogs

$4.00

 

 

Alex Tawse, valuing sheep killed by dogs

$2.75

 

 

Provincial Treasurer, license for Hall

$3.00

 

 

Jeffery and Spence, bond for Treasurer

$22.00

 

 

John Huether, for relief

$34.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Accounts

 

 

 

Jno. A. McPherson, Voucher No. 5

$42.42

 

 

Wm. Mast, Voucher No. 5

$35.70

 

 

C. McConnell, Voucher No. 5

$27.20

 

 

G. Lockett, Voucher No. 5

$26.80

 

 

J. Lawson, Voucher No. 5

$25.70

 

 

P. Sardella, Voucher No. 5

$27.45

 

 

J. Ridgeway, Voucher No. 5

$22.60

 

 

Robt. Murray, Voucher No. 5

$23.87

 

 

J. Conroy, Voucher No. 5

$48.35

 

 

Jos. Brockel, Voucher No. 5

$4.00

 

 

M. Spruhan, Voucher No. 5

$6.75

 

 

Gordon Sault, Voucher No. 5

$3.50

 

 

M. H