Spring City (Utah) Council Minutes

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The sum of Five dollars was appropriated to procure a seal for Spring City. The sum of Four dollars and forty cents was appropriated to pay Jacob Johnson for services rendered the city as an attourney in a suit against James Crisp. The sum of Three dollars and forty five cents was appropriated the amount of Hans Adolph Tompsons city tax for the year 1876 to compensate him for services rendered to the city as head watermaster during the time for which he was appointed. Adjourned tile Saturday Feb. 19th/77. 30 min to 7 o clock P.M.

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{75} Crawford and Athers, that after due consideration by the council, they do not deem it expedient of within their jurisdiction to grant their request. The council appointed R. Justesen, L. Larsen and J. Schofield as a committee to ascertain on what conditions they could obtain the right of way to bring out the waters of canal creek, and report at an early day. Closing prayer by the Mayor. Adjourned till tomorrow evening July 9th/ 7 O. clock P.M Tuesday July 9th/ 78 7 O clock P.M. The council at the meting house pursuant to adjournment. Opening prayer by the Mayor. The minuets of the last meeting read but not being acceptable to the council, was defered for correction till the next meeting. The committee on right of way for the location of a ditch to turn out the water of canal creek, reported favorable with all concerned except in the instance of the absence of Jacob Johnsen. Moved and carried that said committee correspond with Jacob Johnsen regarding the matter. The council appointed a committee of five, Viz; F. Olsen, C.G. Larsen, C. W. Moore, James A. Allred, R. Justesen to view and measure the waters of canal creek. Closing prayer by L. Larsen. The committee on water gates presented a bill of 31 bushels and 50 pounds of wheat for making and providing lumber for thirteen gates: Also ($8.45) eight dolls. and forty five cents cash for Locks & rods, blacksmithing and nails. Which amount was appropriated. Adjourned till tomorrow evening July 10th 8. O clock P.M.

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{76} Wednesday July 10th/ 78 8 O clock P.M. The council met in session at the meeting house. Minutes of last meeting read and accepted. Also the minutes of session held July 8th 1878 was read and accepted. The committee appointed to view and measure the waters of canal creek southeart of Spring City through their foreman Bis F. Olsen reported unfaforably to locating a new ditch to convey said water as the excess of water would not repay the labour. Each of the other members of said committee made a corresponding statement; the council therefore voted unanimously that it was not expedient to locate said ditch. Thursday July 11th/ 78 7 1/2 O clock P.M. The council met at the meeting house pursuant to adjournment made June 27th 1878. Prayer by L. Larsen. Minutes of last meeting read andn accepted. Moved and carried that Lauritz Larsen be authorized to process [printed] printed tickets for election purposes. Closing prayer by C. G. Larsen. Aud. Sin Die. Friday July 12th/78 Certification of notice of appointment was served on C.G. Larse John. R. Baxter and John F. Allred as Judges of[ Municipal] Election to be held Aug. 5th 1878. July 12th There notices of the Municipal election were parted. July 15th Begin tration lift of Spring City posted at each store. Aug 10th/78 certificates of notice were served on all city officers elected at the municipal election held in Spring City Aug 5th 1878

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Wednesday, August 14, 1878 The newly elected council of Spring City for the fifth term assembled at the meeting house. Called to order by the Mayor, James A. Allred. Prayer by the Mayor. The Mayor stated briefly a few rules which he thought would be advan tageous for the council. An ordinance was passed in relation to assess ing and collecting. The subject of taxation was considered by the council, and in view of the small tax and the increase of expenditure it was moved by Orson Hyde seconded by John Schofield: that the rate of taxation for taxable property be 1/2 of 1 per cent which was agreed to by the Council. Council dismissed by prayer by Orson Hyde. Thursday, September 5, 1878 Council met in the Meeting House. Called to order by the Mayor. Opened by prayer by Orson Hyde Remarks were made concering the streets and the street supervisor. Removing of the grain from the late treasurer granary to the present ones was next considered and carried that Br. Downard be instructed to haul the grain from Lauritz Larson's place to his own. It was moved, seconded, and carried that the

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order to poot himself as a Justice. It was moved that Bishop Olsen be appointed a comittee of [buy] two copies of the Laws of Utah as soon as possible. A petition was presented by John E Josephson and Soren Peterson concering some water they claimed in City Creek. Said petition was ordered stay on the table to come up at the next meeting. Council dimsissed. for [Dec.] Dec. 6 [1878] City Council met in the tithing office. Called to order by the Mayor. Prayer by the Mayor. The Mayor stated that the council would now hear from the Committee who met with Sis. Bunnel. John Schofield read the report with Sis. Bunnel which showed that he was owing the city $8.24 (Eight and Twenty four hundred Dollars) and 18 11/60 lb Eighteen and eleven sixty lb. wheat. It aws moved by Bishop Olsen recorded by T. B. Allred that 8 11/60 be allowed for shrinkage which was agreed to. It was also moved, seconded, & carried that John Schofield and T. B. Allred be appointed a committee to receive the means from S. G. Bunnel. Bishop Olsen stated that the comitte appointed & met with Joseph Larson could not settle untile the settlement was made with S. G. Bunnel, The Mayor stated that through the death of President Hyde, which we all deeply regret, a vacancy [of] caused in the Council

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83 {83} she also stated that he would resign as Mayor on account of being probate judge as his [last?] would be accepted by the county. The Petition from John E. Josephsen & Soren Petersen was read and ordered to be laid on the table. An appropriation was made of 2bsh wheat & C. G. Larsen and also 3 1/2 bsh wheat & John Schofield. Closing Prayer by Bishop Olsen Dec. 17. 1878. City Countil met in the tithing office. Called to order by the Mayor. Prayer by Bishop Olsen. The following resolution in consideration of the remarks made at the last meeting by the Mayor was made. That we the City Council of Spring City tenders to the family and friends of our worthy brothers and esteemed friends and member of our City Council Pres. Orron Hyde our sincere feelings of regret and deeply sympathize with them in their bereavement. Several of the members talked about the vacancy in the council, but no action was taken. The assesor & collector for T Elles made a statement regarding the City Taxes and that some desired to evade the payment. He desired to know what position to take. The Council in structed him to gather as much as he could and as soon as possible. Ten Doll. ($10.00/00) was appropriated for two coppies of the compiled Laws of Utah for the use of

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January 11, 1879. The City Council met in the tithing office. Called to order by the Mayor. Prayer by John Schofield. The Mayor stated that Louritz Larsen had qualified and had equal rights with the other Councilors. John T. Lambert of the Committee appointed to look after the gates stated that eleven (11) gates were requi red and that it would require about (10.00) Ten hundred feet of lumber to make them. The Committee appointed to settle with Louritz Larsen gave report of settlement. A balance sheet was read which was certified to as being correct. It was moved seconded & carried that the Council accept the report. A requisition was made by Louritz Larsen for an appropriation of twenty five ($25.) doll. for his services as treasurer for the year 1878. Twelve and a half (12.[5]) in wheat at (.75) seventy five cents per lb. and twelve and a half ($12.50) in money. It was moved that John Schofield T. B. Allred and Louritz Larsen be appointed to settle with S. B. Arthur the late secretary *treasurer. Four Doll. ($4.00/00 were appropriated for the purchase of two (2) Coppies of the laws of Utah. The resignation of James A. Allred ^as Mayor was read. It was moved, seconded, and carried that the Council except the resignation. A vote of thanks was tendered to James A Allred for his services as Mayor. It was moved, seconded, and

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carried that Bishop Olsen act s Mayor pro tem Closing prayer by John T. Lambert.

Friday, February 7, 1879. City Council met in the Tithing Office Called to order by the Mayor protem Prayer by Louritz Larsen. The Mayor protem stated that he had received a letter, which was read from the Land Office informing the City Council that they could have more land for City purposes than they had at present. James A. Allred George Brough and several members of the council made a few remarks regarding teh subject. An appropriation of fifteen (15) lb. wheat was made for lumber bought for City purposes One Dollar ($1.00/00) was also appropriated to Dr. W. P. Allred for professional services rendered the city. A petition from Henry Cowles asking his City taxes to be remitted for the year 1878 was read and ordered to lay on the table. Prayer by John T. Lambert. Adjourned tile Tues Feb. 11, 1879

Tuesday, Feb 11, 1879 A minority of the City Council met in the Tithing Office A quorum not being present Could not proceed to business.

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Friday, February 14, 1879 The City Council met in the tithing office. Called to order by the Mayor pro tem Prayer by Louritz Larsen. The petition of Henry Cowles was considered and the prayer of the petitioner not granted. The report of the comittee with S. R. Aipes, the late recorder, who was also apessor and collector was read and accepted. An appropriation of Ten and seventy hundreds Dollars $10.70/00 was made at to S. R. Aipes for services rendered at thelate August elections. A petition from S. R. Hipes was read asking that his City taxes for the years 1875, 1876, and 1877 ammounting A $4.42 was read and granted. Prayer by Bishop Olsen. Adjourned tile Tuesday Feb. 18, 1879

Tuesday, February 18, 1879 City Council met in the Tithing office. Called to order by the Mayor pro tem. Bishop Olson thought it necessary to have a committee to look at the land east of the City; so that something might be done regard ing the circular from the Land Office Louritz Larsen, John T. Lambert & T. B. Allred were appointed [scuil] committee. A committee consisting of John Schofield and

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Henry Olsen was appointed to look after the grave yard get the stakes reset Prayer by Hening Olsen Thursday February 20 1879, The City Council met in the meeting house Called to order by the Mayor pro tem. Bishop Olsen said it was necessary to appoint a head. Water Master this month (February) but he thought it proper to have a mayor first. Several of the members of the council thought it necessary to have a Mayor. It was moved by T. B. Allred seconded by John T. Lambert that Ramus Justeses be appointed Mayor. Henning Olsen moved as an amendment that Christion G, Larsen be appointed Mayor seconded by Louritz Larsen. The motion was carried. It was moved that John Schof ield, John T. Lambert and T. B. Allred visit Ramus Justeses and find out if he would act. Prayer by John Schofield Adjourned tile Friday Feb 21 at 1/2 12.

Friday February 21st 1879 City Council met in the Tithing office according to appointment. Called to order by the Mayor pro tem. Prayer by John Schofield.

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