550 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Aug 3 1888 Be it remembered that on this 3rd day of August A.D. 1888 the Common Council of the City of Seattle meets in its Council chamber pursuant to law. The following officers are present, to wit: His Honor the Mayor Robert Moran & Councilmen J F. Burns D. E. Durie, Jos. Green, T. E. Jones, J. F. McDonald U. R. Niesz & C. F. Reitzie. The following proceedings are had. to wit: On motion of Councilman Durie the order of business is suspended for the purpose of electing a Councilman for the Fourth ward to fill the vacancy caused by the election of Councilman Moran to the Mayoralty, and other officers. Councilman Jones nominates James McCombs for Councilman from the Fourth Ward and no other nominations being made, the Clerk is directed to cast the ballott of the Council for said McCombs and the said James McCombs is declared elected a councilman from the Fourth Ward, whereupon the said McCombs having taken the official oath takes his seat in the Council. His Honor, the Mayor, now submits to the Council his suggestions concerning future legislation, The Council now proceeds to elect officers for the ensuing year with the following result, viz: City Clerk W. R. Forrest City Treasurer Street Commissioner Laurence Cummings City Surveyor J. G. Scurry Health Officer Dr Eames Harbor Master Capt Sam'l. A Hoyt City Jailor & Janitor James Bogart Sexton O. C. Shorey
551 COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE Aug 3 1888 Custodian of the Powder House Ed. L. Lindsley. Chief Engineer of the Fire Dept Wm. Campbell. Park Commissioner D. W. Lawton. Captain of Police Edward Briggs Policemen H. A. Bigelow, W. M. Jones, D. F. Willard W. J Peer, T Leckie, P Farraher Z T Holden, Ed. Kinley, A W Ryan Geo. Templeton, D H Webster, Ben Thompson W E Carey, John Coleman, J W. Huff, Wm Morris E R. Harding, D Phillips O. D. Butterfield. On motion of Counciman Niesz, Police officer O.D. Butterfield is appointed to attend to the Collection of licenses and other business at the City Clerks Office. His Honor The Mayor now designates the following committees. Judiciary } and} U. R. Niesz Chairman James McCombs and Joseph Green Legislative}
Sewers} and} James McDonald Chairman F J BUrns and C F Reitze Drainage} The Council now takes a recess for half an hour. After recess the City Attorney states to the Council that the vote hitherto taken for City Treasurer by which F E Sander had been declared elected was irregular. No candidiate having received a majority of the votes if the Council the vote having stood four for Sander, three for Parker and one for Wald. On motion of the councilman Reitze the vote for City Treasurer is ordered reconsidered by the following vote, viz: in favor of said motion Burns, Durie, Jones, McCombs, Niesz & Reitze. Against the same none. The Council now proceeds to elect a City Treasurer with the following result F E Sander four (4) votes. Isaac Parker four votes
553 COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE Aug 3 1888 there being a tie vote the Mayor casts his ballot for Isaac Parker whereupon the said Isaac Parker is duly elected City Treasurer of the City of Seattle. Petitions etc. Petition of Jesse F Cochran & others for opening Light Street from Bluff Street to Bradley Street read and referred to the Street Committee. Petition of J D Lowman and others for a change of grade on [Fifth Street]] corner of Marion Street read and referred to Street committee. Petition of S N Sorensen for a sewer in Spring Street an a sidewalk on said street from Second Street to Third Street read and referred to the Committee on Sewers and Drainage. Petition of Winsor and Co to have Front Street between Pike Street and Union Street read and the Chief of Police directed to notify property owners to clean up their street fronts. Petition of Puget Sound Improvement Company & others to have property owners on line of Pike Street sewer compelled to connect their houses with the sewer in order that the street may be planked as heretofore ordered. Referred to Street Committee. Petition of G Beninghansen for perission to put a small building on west side of Commercial Street next to Harrington & Smith's store referred to Com on Fire & Water. Petition of J H Bridge for opening the alley in Block 31 of Maynard's plat from Mill to Washington Streets referred to Street Committee.
554 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Aug 3 1888 Remonstrance of [Frank A Keene]] against the line of the grade of South Eleventh Street, read & referred to the Street Committee an City Attorney. Remonstrance of H M Peters against grade of sidewalk on Box Street in front of Block 56 read and on motion tabled. Petitionf of J A Gould & others for opening Ward Street from Farm to Lombard Street and Lombard Street frpm Farm Street to Farragut Street read and referred to Street Committee. Petition of Geo B Kittenger for permission to raise certain buildings on Washington Street to grade read and referred to Committee on Streets with power to act. Remonstrance of J C Haines and others against granting a franchise for the construction of any street Railway on Union Street which is to be operated by what is known as the overhead" system of electric propulsion read and referred to the Street Committee. PetitioinofD T Denny & others praying that the sewer on Bell Street heretofore ordered constructed be extended to Fifth Street read and referred to Committee on Sewers and Drainage. Petition of W V Rinehart and others for streeet lights on Fifth Street between Pine & Bell Street read and referred to Committee on Street Lights. Petition of Peter Durose for permission to erect a boot black stand in Mill Street referred to Com. on Fire and Water.