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F Manning - City Water Plan For Wood River Urge Contract...
City Water Plan For Wood River Urge Contract Proposal Be Submitted to the Voters Indications that Wood River's water supply problem may precipitate further further controversy was seen in the demand demand of some citizens that the ques- lion of a private contract, as well as bond Issue for a municipal plant, be submitted to tho voters. The City Council, Monday night, voted to instruct instruct the ordinance committee to present at the next meeting an ordinance ordinance calling a special election at which the question of Issuing bonds n a sum not to CKcecd sno.OOO would be submitted to the voters. A special meeting of the City Council Council had been called for tonight to decide whether or not the private contract—under which water would be purchased from the Alton Water 3o.—should come up at the election, but after City Counsellor Manning gave the opinion that the bond Issue would be Illegal It the ballot carried .he second proposition tho meeting was postponed. It was believed today -the special aond Issue election would be called and in the event the bond issue is defeated, a second balloting held on '.he contract proposal. Two years ago the council voted to sign a contract'with the Alton Water Co. but after protest by citizens rescinded rescinded its notion. Wood River now gets water from the Standard Oil Co., but the Standard has notified the city it must get its waer elsewhere. She Oil before '.he of In Anna the The the,position and he the in to during H.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 20 Jun 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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