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dumos buy- m- pow- short conduct their with is a it the . being the if a sell and the he he the ex- in and country trading, to mar« any trading markets in that *Were dealing Alderman D. C. Burroughs, chairman of the board. ' . At the same meeting the council adopted a resolution requesting the state to pave a strip 20 feet wide over the now cindered section of the Alton-Edwardsvllle road, Route 159, between Wood Blver and Whitelaw avenues. Alderman Burroughs' latest of numerous requests for the transfer of funds due the library board from the general fund threw the city council Into a quandry which lasted until City Attorney Manning and Mayor Holcomb went into conference and came out with the information that it would still be possible for the city to issue $10,000 more In anticipation warrants without exceeding its legal limit of 75 percent. No Immediate action other than the passing of the motion to transfer the $3422.64 from the general to the library fund was taken, but alter the meeting Mayor Holcomb indicated he planned future action, which would be adoption of a resolution for the anticipation warrants. . . . May Cut Street Lights • At the close of the meeting- Alderman Bui-roughs; who "is chairman of the finance committee, agreed to postpone 30 days drawing of the voucher issued to the library board until the finance committee could meet and devise plans for replenishing the general fund. In its present, condition, he pointed out, the general fund lacked even enough money to pay the bills allowed at the current meeting. . 2 a «>• more the 50 electric bad at constructive con- to ™ the and to advices In presenting his motion for the transfer to the library, board i un'd Burroughs pointed out that the library board would hold its next meeting Thursday, and that he wanted a definite report to make. The library board, which had been run with money saved from last year until the present, needed more funds, he said, to continue .operations. ''I'd be willing to cut down the amount but I know I'd only have this to go through again, and I don't think we'll have a better chance of getting the money than at the present," Burroughs said. In conjunction -with, the financial problem discussion brought about by the library board'transfer, Mayor Holcomb brought up a suggestion that the number of "street lights" used by the city be cut down as an economy measure. He requested City Street Superintendent H. H. Werges to draw up a map of street light locations for reference. Ask State Paving * After adoption of the resolution requesting the state paving the cindered 1 the of H of be in in .to consider . section on Route 159, a motion by Alderman William Grove, conferring oh the board of local improvements:power to act in the matter of laying curb and gutter on the section under discussion, was adopted. This action was taken on suggestion of board members, who learned from District Highway Engineer C. M. Slaymaker that laying of curb and gutter there was likely to increase the city's chance pf obtaining the state's favor. Mayor Holcomb reported that the property owners were favorable to the gutter and curb laying at their expense, although they had pleaded they were unable to meet the cost of laying slab between -the proposed state strip and the curb. Chairman Lee Dickinson of the board of health reported his group had talked over the change in the milk ordinance proposed at a previous council meeting, and had decided to confer with milk dealers in the vicinity regarding their desires in the matter, Name Water Commissioner It was the board's desire, he said, to draw up a milk ordinance which would be enforcable In every feature. The council granted the grade schools right to place warning signs In the streets near the school buildings during noon hours. The signs arc furnished by the Alton Auto Club to the Boys' Safety Patrols in the schools. Election, by the water commission, of Fred Penning, Jr., to a seat on the commission to replace Paul Glbhs, resigned, was confirmed by the council. The ordinance under which the water commission is organized provides the mayor shall appoint commissioners to succeed those whose terms expire, but that the commission lUelf shall have pc»er to elect members to succeed an risk i 1 Otto wedding home and reside those who resign, City Attorney Manning pointed out to the council. ol a , Ing Faulkner,

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 06 Oct 1931, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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