Spring City (Utah) Council Minutes

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Saturday, August 23, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. Mayor Larsen presiding. Prayer by John Schofield Jacob Johnson appeared before the council and stated that he thought his house and lot assessed higher in proportion than any of his neighbors and he desired the council to investigate. After investigated by the council his lot was reduced from $600. to $500. Mr. Johnson also stated that his inprovements on the Public domain were assessed too high; and the council reduced his assessment on the public domain from $100. to $50. - No others appeared. The Mayor stated that it was necessary for the peace of the city to have some police men and it was agreed by the council that the subject come up at the next meeting of the council. Council adjourned till Tuesday Sept. 2nd 1879 Prayer by John T Lambert. Tuesday Sept. 2, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. The Mayor presiding. Prayer by Thomas B. Allred The mayor stated that the St. supervisor desired information regarding obstructions on the streets. The council expressed themselves; that the St. supervisor should notify all partner who were obstructing the side walks or streets and then

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those who would not clear the streets enforce the ordinance against them An Ordinance amending Sec. 3rd of ordinance No. 79, was presented by the judical committe and refered back to the committee for further consideration to come up at the next session of the council Councilor H. Olsen was appointed a committee to get the bridge near the meeting house fixed. Councilor H. Olsen and T. B. Allred were appointed to visit parties and learn if they would act as policement. Council adjourned for one week. Prayer by the Mayor. Tuesday Sept. 9, 1879 Council met in the tithing office. Councilor F Olsen presiding. Prayer by H. Olsen Henry Puzey who had been visited by Councilors A Olson and T.B. Allred to find if he would act as a policeman said he would act but he desired a lock-up so that he could confine prisoners. Henning Olson reported that the St. Supervisors was to fix the bridge which he was instructed to fix the bridge which he was instructed to fix near the meeting house. An ordinance amending the ordinance relating to the assessor and collector was read and referred back to the Judicial committee An appropriation of Seven Dollars ($7.) was made

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to Parlin Macfarline for services rendered the city in copying the decision of the High Council on the water question Prayer by H Olsen. Council adjourned for one week Tuesday Sept. 16, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. Mayor Larsen presiding. Prayer by H. Olson. An Ordinance amending Sec. 3 of ordinance No. 79 was presented by the Judicial Committee and passed. An Ordinance appointing Henry Puzey a policeman for Spring City was drafted and passed. A resolution was passed that the assessor and collecter receive wheat at .75 cents per lb. and oates at $1.60 per coot. for the year 1879. T.B. Allred and H. Olsen were appointed to visit parties in order to get another policeman. Prayer by John T. Lambert. Council adjourned for one week. Tuesday Sept. 23, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. Mayor Larsen presiding. Prayer by T.B. Allred. The subject of having good order in the city and the necessity of appointing more policemen was spoken of. The council a agreed to build a city lock up, and a building committee consisting of Councilor H. Olson, T.B. Allred and Lauritz Larsen were appointed to build

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the loch up. Prayer by Lauritz Larsen. Council adjourned for two weeks. Tuesday Oct. 7 1879. Council met in the tithing Office. Councilor H. Olsen presiding. Prayer by F. Olsen. A petition was read from Christian Nielsen asking the privilege of piling building material on the street south of his lot for a period of three months which was granted by the council. A petition was also read from John R. Baxter asking the privilege of placing building material on the street north of his lot for a period of three months. The council granted the petition The building committe of the city loch up made some remarks regarding the building Council adjourned for two weeks. Prayer by Henning Olsen Tuesday Oct. 21, 1879, Council met in the tithing office. Called to order by Mayor Larsen. Prayer by John Schofield John Schofield of the committee appointed to get the stakes of the graveyard reset stated that he had the notes at his house and whenever the council desired to take the matter up he would bring them. The council agreed to hear the report at the next meeting. An appropriation of of one Dollar to be applied on City taxes was made to Edward Ashworth.

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for services rendered the city in assisting the head water master Instructions regarding the city and field water ditches were given to the head watermaster. Prayer by John T. Lambert. Council adjourned for two weeks. Tuesday November 4, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. Called to order by the Mayor. Prayer by John T. Lambert. Niels P. Neilsen applied for a merchantile licience, dating from Oct. 2. 1879, for a period of Six months which was granted on paiment of Seven Dollars & fifty hundreds ($7.50/100) Councilor Schofield not being present the report of the graveyard was not brought forward. It was moved seconded and carried that the Recorder keep a strict account of all the taxes paid or remitted in a look kept by him for that purpose. Councilor Allred stated that several foot bridges over the big ditch were necessary and a committee consisting of John T. Lambert and Thomas B. Allred were appointed said committee. Prayer by T.B. Allred. Council adjourned for two weeks.

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Tuesday, November 18, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. Called to order by Mayor Larsen. Prayer by T.B. Allred. George Downard city treasurer stated that the Lerequired a book to keep his accounts so that he could be present a report whenever it was required by the council. He also stated that the wheat which he had received from the late treasurers was light one lb. on the lb. according to the scales of the Coop. Store; as he had received 227 lb an appropriation of three lb and forty seven lbs. was appropriated. Three lb. and forty five lbs wheat (3 45/60) were also appropriated to pay for services rendered the city in hauling the grain from the late treasurers granary to the present one's The council instructed the treasur to buy a look for his purpose and present the bill for an appropriation. Jos. T. Ellis the assessor and collector made a statement regarding the city taxes. Stated that quite a number had not paid their taxes and he desired to know what the council wished him to do in the matter. The council after hearing the best of those who had paid instructed the assessor to do the best he could in the matter. Four and forty hundred dollars ($4 4/100 (were appropriated to Jacob Johnson for services rendered the city in a law suit in 1877 the council

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Tuesday December 9, 1879, Council met in the tithing office. Mayor Larsen presiding. Prayer by Jos. H Allred. Councilor Lauritz Larsen and T.B. Allred appointed to get a bridge built over the big ditch east of the city reported that the bridge was built. A bill was read from R. W. Allred St. Supervisors asking an appropriation of Thirty Two and sixty five hundreds Dollars ($32.65) for the material, building the bridge, abulments, etc., An appropriation for for the amount was granted by the council in wheat at on dollar per lb. R. W. Allred also presented bills ammounting to Twelve Dollars and seventy two hundreds Dollars ($12.72) for building one foot bridge and fixing others. The committee appointed to get the work done accepted the same. And an appropriation of $12.72 was made to R.W. Allred St. Supervisor, in wheat at one dollar per lb. S.G. Bunnel who was owing the city ten lb. wheat and eight Dollars and twenty four cents appeared and asked time to settle the amount Six Dollars having been paid. The request was granted by the council. Council adjourned for one week. Prayer by the Mayor.

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Tueday December 16, 1879. Council met in the tithing office. In the absense of the Mayor Councilor F Olsen presiding. Prayer by H. Olsen. The building committee of the city lock up made remarks concering the building and stated that eighty or ninty perch of of rock were on the ground, for which the commit tee agreed to pay Seventy cents (.70) per perch of rock on the building site. T.B. Allred asked for an appropriation for services in quarrying and hauling the rock to the building site on half in money and one half in wheat; but accepted twenty five dollars ($25.) in money and the remainder in wheat at one dollar per lb. In appropriation of Fifty Dollars ($50.) twenty five in cash and twenty five in wheat at on dollar per lb. was made by the council to Thomas B Allred for getting the rock on the ground. Prayer by T. B. Allred Council adjourned for on week. Tuesday December 23, 1879. A minority of the city Council met in the tithing office and adjourned for two weeks.

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Tuesday, January 6, 1880. City Council met in the tithing office. Mayer Larsen presiding. Prayer by John T. Lambert. A petition fomr Green W. Allred and others asking an appropriation for services in working the springs in the mountains was read. But as others had worked whose names were not on the petition, it was laid over for further consideration and the Recorder was instructed to invite Green W. Allred to the next meeting of the council with a list of all those who had worked under him. Joseph A. Allred, Head Water Master asked for an appropriation of Three ($3) Dollars for services in turning off the water from damaging the city. The council appropriated Three (3) dollars in city taxes or wheat at Ninty cents per lb. to Jos. A. Allred. Councilor L. Larsen stated that it was necessary to revise many of the city ordinances and in his opinion it should not be delayed. The Mayer and councilors expressed themselves that the ordinances should be revised. Prayer by Thomas B. Allred, council adjourned for one week. Tuesday January 13, 1880. A minority of the city council met in the Tithing office and adjourned for one week.

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Tuesday January 20, 1880. City council met in the Tithing office. Mayor Larsen presiding. Prayer by T.B. Allred. Green W. Allred presented the names of those who had worked under him in the canyons. Councilor Louritz Larsen of the finance committee presented a report with the Recorder from April 29, 1879 to January 6, 1880, and the council appropriated for services rendered the city the following sums Christian G. Larsen $7.30; T.B. Allred $10.50 H. Olsen $6.25; Lauritz Larsen $9.60 John Schofield $7.70; John R. Baxter $22.50 John T. Lambert $9.25; R.W. Allred St. S. $5. The Recorder was instructed to visit A. M. Thomson and inquire how many had worked in the canyon under him and report at the next meeting of the council. Council adjourned for two weeks. Prayer by Louritz Larsen. Wednesday January 21, 1880 A special meeting of the City Council. Mayor Larsen presiding. The Mayor stated to the council that he considered it necess ary to call the members together to take into consideration what cource to pursue in relation to contagious diseases. It being reported that one existed in the place

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