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209 COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE Jun 13 1887 by the council is passed by the following vote, to wit: In favor of the same Furth, Frink, Green, Lake, Russell & Reitze. Against the same Hinckley An Ordinance is submitted by the Clerk entitled "A Special Ordinance appropriating money to pay audited bills" which is passed by the following vote, viz: Ayes Furth, Frink, Green, Hinckley, Lake, Russell & Reitze. Noes none. Ordered that the Council do now adjourn W H Shoudy mayor attest W R Forrest clerk Jun 17 1887 Be it remembered that this 17th day of June 1887 the Common Council of the City of Seattle meets in its Council Chamber pursuant to law. The folowing officers are present, viz: Mayor Shoudy and Councilmen Frink, Hinckley, Lake, Russell & Reitze. The inutes of the last meeting were read and approved and thereafter the following proceedings are had to wit: Petitions etc. Petition of G L Manning for permission to build a porch in front of his store on Columbia Street Referred to St Com. Petition of Andrew Castro for permission to build a fish stand at the foot of Columbia Street. Referred to St. Com Petition of Thomas Clancy to have the sum of $56.17 refunded him on account of unexpired term of license. Referred to Com, on License & Revenue and upon examination reported upon bythe Committee recommending that the petition be refected. Report adopted & petition rejected. Petition of J B Metcalfe and others to have Main

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210 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Jun 17 1887 street sewer extended to the east line of Seventh St On motion of Councilman Frink the petition is granted and the surveyor directed to report the size of the sewer required and the Purchasing Agent directed to purchase the necessary material. Communication from Seattle Gas Light Co asking that before action is taken in regard to lighting the City Offices, Engine Houses and Jail the petitioner be permitted to make tenders for the same service. Referred to Street Light Committee Communication for Seattle Cable Road and Water Company concerning the petition for a franhise heretofore filed by said company, stating that the Company will commence work within three months from date of franchise or sooner if required by the Council upon such streets as are now graded & will agree to finish , equip, and operate said Cable Road over all the Streets included within said Cable Road over all the streets included within the franchise within six months after such streets shall have been graded. Referred to Street Committee. Remonstrance of W V Rinehart & others against widening and extending Second Street as proposed. Passed for the present. Petition of W A Stevens for permission to build a two storey wooden building on South side of Washington Street between South Second and South Third Streets Referred to Street Committee. His Honor the Mayor returns to the Council an Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance to widern extend and establish Second Street inthe City of Seattle W T, and to provide for the condemnatinof real estate

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211 COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE Jun 17 1887 necessary therefore with his objections to said Ordinance in writing as follows viz: To the Common Council of the City of Seattle. Gentlemen: On June 13th 1887 at a regular meeting you passed an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance to widen, extend, and establish Second Street in the City of Seattle W T , and to provide for the condemnation of real estate necessary therefor". Under the above ordinance Second Street is widened 24 feet of 12 feet in width from Depot Street to Mill Street. From Mill Street theordinance provides Second Street shall be extended directly continuous of and parallel of Second Street to a point near Plummer Street on Grant Street, the same width of 90 feet. This would undoubtedly present a fine appearance and be of great importance from a business stand point, but numerous objection are urged against the ordinance. The widening of Second Street from Depot Street to Mill Street is not very expensive and the burden would be comparatively light; and be worth a great deal more than the outlay. The continuation and extension of Second Street diagonally across business blocks, and valuable properties and improvements is a very expensive affair and it is a serious question whether the advantages derived from the Street being so extended would at all compare with the enormous expense. Second Street when widened as provided in the Ordinance to Mill may be made continuous with South Third Street by a condemning only a small piece of property at a conparative small expense, and without any destruction fo business property othere than a little corner Second amd Third Streets may this be run into one and widen South Third Street to 90 feet to say King St run from King Street to the aforsaid point in Grant St by going either by way of established streets or else diagonally across blocks and condemn the necessary

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212 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Jun 17 1887 property therefor, Second Street if so widened from Depot Street by way of South Third Street to King Street and from there continuous and extended to Grant Street would be as good a street as the one proposed by the above entitled Ordinance, and yet the cost thereof would be almost nothing as compared with the street proposed to be widened and established by the Ordinance. I believe it therefore to be my duty to vetoe the above entitled Ordinance and have accordingly returned the same with the foregoing reasons for my objections thereto. You will please take such action as you may deem proper in relation to the Ordinance. Very Respectfully W H Shoudy mayor On motion the consideration of the Mayor's Communication is passed for the present. Committee Reports Rec'd From Street Committee on petition of Ruth Cooper et al recommending that said petition be granted so far as to open Virginia Street from Front Street to Seventh Street but not so as to lay the sidewalk asked for. Adopted From Same Committee granting petition of Samuel Ware to move building on Block 10 Maynard's Plat Adopted From Same committee laying over the petition of H L Yesler and others to grade Mill Street as the Comittee are of the opinion there are noat a sufficient number of signers to the petition. Adopted. From same Committee rejecting petition of Wm Lides & Otto Ranke as it appears to the Committee there is no

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213 COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE Jun 17 1887 necessity for opening said half Street until such time as said street is laid out properly and there are more than two signers to the petition. Adopted. From same Committee granting petition of A J Carr and others for grading West Street from Virginia Street to Cedar St Adopted and the surveyor instructed to establish the grade of said street. From same Committee recommending that petitions of Thomas Burke, J F Eshelman & others for grading Madison St laid on the table. On motion the petitions are re-referred to the Committee until next meeting. From same Committee rejecting petition of Wm Potter & others to open Roy and other Streets as the Committee does not deem it necessary to open said streets for the present. Adopted. From the Committee on Public Buildings & Grounds on the matter of a site for a Pest House recommending that a Pest House be built on the property owned by the city on which the Powder House stands, and that plans and specification be prepared for such building adopted. From Same Com. in regard to the Park reporting that they had instructed the Street Commissioner to put the fence around the park in good repair. Adopted From Councilman C F Reitze calling attention of the Council to sidewalks on North side of Washington Street between Commercial Street and the alley between Commercial Street and South Second Street - also on the west side of Commercial Street in front of the Grand Central Hotel asked that the same be condemned and new sidewalks ordered built.

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