Spring City (Utah) Council Minutes

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for the year 1879, and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Council dismissed by prayer by T. B. Allred Adjourned tile March 4, 79{20} March 4, 1879 The council met in the Tithing office called to order by Mayor Larsen. Prayer by J. T. Lambert. Lourity Larsen appointed to look at the land east of the city reported that they had done so and that it would be available for city lots. It was moved, seconded, & carried that the N. W. 1/4 of the N.W. 1/4 of Sec 33; the W 1/2 of the S. W. 1/4 and the W. 1/2 of the N.W. 1/4 of Sec. 28 both inclusive in township No. 15. S.R. 46. be taken up for city purposes It was agreed that T.B. Allred & John Schofield be appointed a committee to meet with Jonas Brough as he claimed the N.W 1/4 of the N.W. quarters of [side?] 33, to inform him of the action of this coucnil In appropriation of Three and Thirty Five hundreds Doll 3.35/100 for the commission bonds of the Mayor, was appropriated Prayer by T. B. Allred

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Tuesday March 11, 1879 City Council met in the tithing Office. Called to order by Mayor Larsen. Prayer by T. B. Allred. John Schofield of the committee appointed to to visit Jonas Brough reported that he was willing the city should have the land in the N.W. 1/4 of Sec 33. It was agreed that the city assessor & collector be notified to meet with the council at the next meeting Prayer by Jos. A Allred Adjourned tile Tuesday 18, 1879 Tuesday, March 18, 1879, {10} City Council met in the tithing office. Called to order by Mayor Larsen. Prayer by the Mayor. N.B.Adler made a verbial petition for an extra water gate in the South part of the city. Said request was left with the committee on the new gates John T Lambert & T.B. Allred to act as they thought proper. Joseph T. Ellis the assesor & collector stated that the taxes for 1878 were all collected with the exception of about $60. S.B. Frosts taxes for the year 1878 amounting to $3.17 wer remmitted also John Boliers tax of $1.01 A copy of the following letter, in answer to the one received from the Land Office Salt Lake City was read addressed to the Register & Receivers Gentlemen. In reply of your letter of Jan. 29th 1879, we beg to state that Spring City

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contains 950 inhabitants and desires to claim for townsite purposes, The W 1/2 of N.W. 1/4 & W. 1/2 of S.W. 1/4 of Sec. 28; the N. W. 1/4 of N.W. 1/4 of Sec. 33; the S.E. 1/4 of Sec. 24; and the N.E. 1/4 and E 1/2 of N.W. 1/4 of Sec. 32, all in Township 15 S.R. 4 East. A copy of the above was orders to be sent to the Land Office signed by the Mayor & City Recorder Council dismissed by prayer G. F. Olsen Tuesday April 1 1879, {30} The city council met in the tithing office Called to order by the Mayor. Prayer by F. Olson. J.T. Lambert of the gates committee reported that the committee found it necessary to order another gate in the South part of the city. The naming of the field & city ditches was discussed but no definate action was taken. Prayer by [Sik] Olsen Adjourned tile 4th of April. 79. Friday, April 4th. 1879. The city council met in the tithing Office Mayor Larson presiding Prayer by Sk. Olson. The Mayor stated that it was necessary to have committee on finance & judiciary, and it was moved second & agreed that the Mayor

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appointed the several committees. Some remarks were made concerning water and it was thought advisable to distribute the water as equally as possible in the several ditches. Prayer by J Schofield. Adjourned tile tile Tuesday 15. 79. City Council met in the tithing office. Alger Larson prseided. Prayer by by John Schofield. The Mayor prevented the following names as committee of finance: Louritz Larson; T Olson; and John T. Lambert. The mayor also presented the following names as a committee on judiciary John Schofield, T.B. Allred, and SI Olson. The subject of authorizing the assessor & collector to register water. was spoken of and it was left with the committee on judiciary to investigate and if necessary draw up an ordinance. The Mayor stated that it would be well for the found committe to have a settlement with the recorder. Remarks were made regarding the fixing of Parley Street, and St. Olson and J.T. Lambert were appointed a committee to [conult] with the St. supervizors and get it fixed with back taxes. Lauritz Larson and T.B. Allredd were appointed to select the most suitable place for a bridge accross the big ditch. Prayer by T.B. Allred Council adjourned tile Tuesday 22, April 1879

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Tuesday, April 22, 1879 City Council met in the tithing office. Mayor Larson presiding Prayer by T.B. Allred. Louriz Larson & T.B. Allred appointed to select the most suitable place for a bridge across the big ditch east of the city; reported that John St. was best adapted for a bridge. The report was axcepted; and it was that the committe instruct the street supervisors to get the bridge built. John T. Lambert of the committee appointed to repair Parley St. stated that the committee with the St. supervisor had inspected the st. and thought it could be fixed at less expense then he at first expected. Louritz Larson of the finance committee presented a report with with the recorder from August 14, 1878 to April 15, 1879. It was agreed that the council consider said report. at the next meeting A petition was read from Jonas Brough asking an appropriation of $5.00/00 (Five Doll.) for expencis on filing on the N.W. [Buarts] of sec. 33 part of which is claimed for city purposes said petition was ordered to be laid on the table

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Tuesday April 29, 1870. City Council met in the tithing office. Mayor Larson presideing. The Council considered the report of the finance committee with the recorder and the following appropriations for service rendered the city were made. James A Allred $2.85/100; Orson Slyde $1.60/100; Christian G. Larson $1.90; F. Olson $5.00; H Olson $5.00; John Schofield $5.50; John T. Lambert $5.00; T.B. Allred $4.25 Lauritz Larson $3.25; Jos. A Allred 6.25 and John R. Baets $23.30. An appropriation of Five Doll. ($5.00/00) was mad for office, fire & oil for the use of the council for the past year. John T. Lambert and T.B. Allred of the gates committee gave in their report which was accepted. and Forty Seven [lb] (47) and Forty one lbs (41) wheat also One Doll and fifty hundreds ($1.50/100) for the expensis of the said gait were appropriated. Instructions were given to the head water master in his report for the present year; and statues that the gates were put in the tithes. Prayer by Jos. A. Allred. Adjourned till Tuesday May 6, 1879.

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Tuesday May 6 1879 Council met in the tithing office. Mayor Larson presiding, Prayer by Jos. H Allred. Neil P. Neilson. applied for a licience to sell merchandize for a period of six (6) months, dating from April 1st. 1879 which was granted on payment of seven and fifty hundreds Doll. ($7.50/100) The subject of controlling the water for the benefit of those owing land in the enclosed field was discussed. It was agreed that a mass meeting of the citizens of Spring City should be held on thursday Mayor for the purpose of discussing the water question. The Recorder was instructed to post protices regarding said meeting. A petition was read from Geo. Broughs asking the previladge of transferring his sight of 20 acres of water from a ditch in the old field to the old Ephraim ditch owned by George W. Brough and others. A petition from Wm. Hudson was, read, asking that every place where water is taken across the wide walks should be covered over. Both petitions for want of time were laid over. Prayer by the Mayor. Council adjourned for one week. 20

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Thursday May 8th, 1879 A special meeting of the city council, at which the citizens were invited was held in the Meeting House Mayor Larson presiding. Mayor Larson stated the object of the the meeting; [viz]; 1st should water be transferred outside of the old filds, 2nd should water for culinary purposes be allowed to those living where there was no water rights. It was moved by E. King seconded & carried almost [imamonously] that thewater be not transfered outside of the old fields. It was stated that all that lived on land having no right to the use of water had either wells or springs. It was also stated by many of the citizens that they suplied their stacks with water from their wells, and that those living away from the city could do the same. Hence [that] people demand that the city council enforce the ordinance relative to water. Tuesday, May 13, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. Councilor F. Olson presiding. Prayer by F. Olson Jos. A. Allred head water master made a few remarks regarding the distribution of the water. The council discussed the water questions & instructed the head water master to burn a stream to the [chimmer] and cut off supplyl from those who had none authority to use it. It was thought proper to invite the assesser to the next meeting Prayer by

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M. Olson. Council adjourned till May 15. 1879. Thursday May 15 1879. Council me in the tithing office. Councilor F. Olson presiding. Prayer by H. Olson. Joseph T. Ellis the assessor & collector stated that the council would have to extend for assessing the city tax. He also desired the council to fix the rate at which property should be assessed. And he stated that the taxes were all collected for the year 1878 with the exception of about $16. It was agreed that the assessor receive for compensation 12 1/2 per cent; that being the amount allowed to the county & territorial assessor. It aws moved, seconded , & carried that all taxable property within the thousands {corporate} of Spring City be taxed at one half (1/2) of 1 per cent for the years 1879 uponthe following valuation of property. Land from $5.00 $12 per acre. Improvements upon public lands according to their value. City lots with houses theron from $25. to $600. Horse teams with harness from $40. to $100. per [span]. Oxen from $40. to $50. per home Cows $12 1/2 per head. Three years old streets $12 1/2 Two year olds $7. per head. Yearlings $3. per head

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Geo. Brough dates April 30, 79, asking that a portion of the water be transferred from the old field to land not entitled to water; petition not granted, as the council did not wisht to act in direct opposition to the voice of the people who in main meeting assembly on May 8, 1879 voted that water be not trans ferred outside of the old fields. The recorder was instructed to inform Mr. Brough of the action of the council. A similar petition from S.G. Bunnel was read and despozed of same as above. The petition of B.M. Hudson regarding bridg ing the places where water crosses the side walks was read and T B. Allred was appoin ted to inform Mr. Hudson that the council would consider the mater & fix certain places. Prayer by Mayor Larson. Council adjourned for [own]meeting Tuesday, June 10, 1879. CIty Council met in the tithing office Prayer by the Mayor. The committee appointed to visit Jonas Brough reported that he will not [prompt]any of the land in Sec. 33. Five Doll. ($5.) was appropriated to Jonas Brough to reimburse him for expenses incurred in filing on N.W. 1/4 of Sec. 33 part of which is clamed for municipal purposes.

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