Creation of the Department of Public Works

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Creation of the Department of Public Works - UP TO SELECT Common Council Unanimously Passes...
UP TO SELECT Common Council Unanimously Passes Improvement Measure TO CREATE NEW DEPARTMENT Commission on Public Works Provided Provided by an Ordinance Presented Presented Last Night. Common Council last evening - at a special session passed finally and unanimously the ordinance to submit to the people the question of increase of the city debt for improvements and also received an ordinance for the establishment of the city Department Department of Public "Works, whose purpose it shall be to disburse the money to be raised for the bond issue. The session did not last long, but was interesting - . Messrs. W. 11. Fleming Fleming Fleming - , J. V. W. Iieynders and D. E. Tracy, of the Board of Trade and contributors' committee, were present. present. The ordinance was read in full and there being - no opposition at the second vote the ordinance was considered considered finally and will be messaged to Select Council. The junk shop regulation ordinance also passed finally. The ordinance creating the department department of. public works was presented by Mr. Jennings and proA'ides that the department shall consist of three freeholders, no two being from the same ward, not connected with the city government in any other way. They shall be known as commissioners commissioners and elected by the City Councils m to nt convention tor lour - year terms, but are to receive no Salaries and are prohibited from being - inter ested in any way in city contracts. One vacancy is to be filled by the commissioners, but in case of two vacancies the Councils shall fill the plaees, always allowing the minority party a representative. The comrms - sioners may be removed for neglect of duty upon a two - thirds vo,te of Councils and are requested to report every three months concerning their duties, which shall consist of siale charge of the public works and im provements contemplated by the measure now nerore council, except 'the purchase of parks and the paving of street intersections. The commissioners commissioners are to let all work by con - tract and may employ "engineers, artisans, artisans, experts and other persons as in their judgment may be necessary" and to pay these persons by warrants. warrants. . j I j

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 12 Dec 1901, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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