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F Manning - Alton Engineering Firm Engaged by Wood River...
Alton Engineering Firm Engaged by Wood River Board Imprqv.em.ents Board J Organizing along a permanent outline following City Council meeting Monday night, the Wood River Board of Local Improvements voted to retain Morgan, Sheppard & Schwaab, Alton engineers, as its permanent advisors. During the meeting the board decided upon the outline of its Own organization as well as reaching the decision to take into its permanent employ the Alton engineering firm. Alderman Walter Scott was elected secretary, while Francis Manning, city attorney, was made the board's attorney and its assistant secretary. The members of the board were ewly-appolnted at the council meet- ng preceding its session, when the ewly-elected aldermen took their hairs and the entire Council under- ent reorganization for another ear. The board's first action following ts organization along the new lines •as to approve the bond offered by oseph C. Kienstra, to whqm the ontract for the Pershall avenue idewalk improvement was let two reeks ago. Under .its former less permanen rganization the -Board of Improvements employed different engineers or each improvement project under aken. The new organization will do away with the wrangling of the board with he various engineering firms, it wa elt by the members, and in addition will give the body the benefit of con nectlon with a firm whose reputa ion it knows. Sheppard, Morgan, & Schwaab wil eceive no permanent fee, but will b paid according to the work the firm ioes for the board. The city engineer will assist th advising engineers in the adminis rative department ot the work undertaken, and in addition will care or such routine work as the City Council Itself calls for without hav- ng to act through the Board of Local Improvements. "The decision of the Board of Local Improvements is a boost for Wood River, " Mayor John Hamilton stated after the meeting. The other aldermen on the Board are Paul Gibbs and L. B. Pinkerton. Mayor Hamilton completes the body.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 06 May 1930, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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