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F Manning - : Want Power House Moved An interesting subject...
: Want Power House Moved An interesting subject brought up during the council proceedinBS was the presence of the transformers of the and Light Company Acton street which In a building n J. * IIH Illinois Power at Sixth and were located week ago. A committee of residents from that vicinity, represented by Merle Manley and Mr. Vcrnor ns spokesmen, appeared before the. council council and asked that some coercion bo used on the part of the City Council to get the light and power company to move the power house out of the residential residential district. They said that now would bo a good opportunity inasmuch as a new power house to be built later could easily be erected outsldo of the residential district without moving. They said that there was general alarm in the community over the presence of the power bouse there carrying carrying 33,000 volt high tension wires and that they were regarded as highly highly dangerous. Mayor Tlpton said that he was not certain what could be done about the rontter Inasmuch as the property was owned by the light and power company company and he referred the matter to City Counselor Manning with n promise promise that something would be done if it were possible. The contract for the widening of •Wood River avenue 2>4 feet on each side between Ferguson rinil Lorenix avenues wns let to the Klcnstra Wroth- ers at a bid of $985, plus a little over $200 for limcnlte cement. Round corner corner curbing will bo used. Thero was some discussion on tlie matter of revoking tho license, of the steel span was suspended between the two wreckers and settled into place on its piers. Then tho wreckers be. gnn tugging at the old span which was below nnd lifted It out of place. When tho new one was in and the c-ld ono was out, the track was cleared and then trains began using tho cut off again, crossing on tho new span which had Just succeeded tho old one ns the crossing- over tho state road lending from East Alton to Alton. Tho change is nn important one, as it will render a higher degree of safety possible on tho Btnto highway, highway, ns tho removal of the pier in tho road will make a higher degree of visibility for drivers. It was that very pier that concealed -from view nn aged couple recently nnd made It impossible for tho driver to see them until it was too late, Hope to Compromise Compromise Garden Street Paving Case An effort is bein^' jnado by tho city officials to bring about a compromise with Fred Gerdes in tho paving of Garden street KO that tho assessment roll may ho confirmed in tho City Court .Saturday. Up to the present time, Cerilos has refused to accept tho award of ?~G7 inado to him by court commissioners for land which is to be appropriated by tho city during the coin-so of tho improvement. In cnso Gerdes hohlH out longer than Saturday it may ho necessary to hold a jury trial to determine, tho value proprietors of tho Smoke Honso which was recently raided for gambling. G City Counselor Manning advised tho peal council to wait until tho time for n possible appeal on tho case tried in the Justice court had passed and action action was left over for n future meet- Ing. BUI Allowed School Itonrcl Mayor Tlpton asked that the sum of the land whereupon there would be no nlternatlvn but accoptanco on part ifnless ho choso to ap- ot $75 be allowed to tho fiehool boiird as half salary for a community nun-:e. Ho eaid that the school board needed tho money and the request passed unanimously. unanimously. This is the third time the matter has como up. AVhen the new council cnmo in, the, mini was voted, Advlco from the school board that the money would not bo needed caused Mayor Tlpton and tho council to rescind rescind tho allowance. Vt developed, Mayor Tlpton Raid last nijiht. thai, the money was bad/y needed liy Uie KC-IIOO! board nnd be advised Its' re allowance. County Clerk Joseph lints present. ed u bill of $liir>, four years old, for court teen in special assessment rasen, This was referred to City Couniii-lor Manning. License plates will ln> or drrcd for city nutos by tho streets and alleys committee. Notice, waa |;!ven fintlsfaeiory Brnin^einonts have heen ma<l« \s"ith "\\'illlam Goodrldgo in the award of ?i;r> in.'ule to him and ho has withdrawn all objections to tho confinn.'illon of the nssossment roll. Tim confirmation of tlio assessment roll for tho alley In Hunter's court IK also expected to como up Saturday. Tim inaui-r has been practically net- tied, but it Is expected that a few minor qucKtluiiH may como up In relation' relation' to tho Improvement. Weather Forecast Tarty cloudy weather tonight and AYciltK Hilay, probably with local thun- sllirhlly cooler AVeclnea- ili-ratorms; i f n y. pansi'd \VUH c ft"i olive from now on. It was decided to call council meet- iniiii C'arllrr. »t 7 o'clock, hereafter during tin. 1 fall find winter season. Th« in xt council meeting will he held Fri- iiiii;;. K<-|it 4. liibU-ad of the to _ .tUut Uio Wheel tax prtUnaaco recently fullov, ins TutsJuy. ( li

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 18 Aug 1925, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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