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11527nnsf In Pool Suit On Carstens Wood River Council Told He Will Repay City's Half To Cinder Streets Consider Bar Against Memher Voting on Own Bill While it is illegal tor the officer of a, city to vote on a bill presented by a business which he represents In any way, or in which he Is at all interested, members of the recreation recreation board are not considered city officers in this respect, City Attorney Attorney Francis Manning advised the Wood River city council Monday night. The discussion arose when the report of the city recreation board, including bills for repairs on the swimming pool from Klenstra Bros, and another bill for Insurance from the Nage] insurance agency, was read. r While city officers would be both civilly and criminally liable for passing bill presented by companies companies in which they were interested, interested, the only breach which it was possible for the recreation board members to commit, .would be one of bad taste in such actions, Manning Manning advised the council when inquiry inquiry Into the facts of the report was instigated by the aldermen. Mayor Warns Mayor Holcomb agreed that such action "does leave a man open to criticism" and advised the council he had "told them I'd rather they wouldn't do those things, even though no question was likely to be raised." In a letter from Attorney Thomas Williamson of Edwardsvllle to City Attorney Manning the council was notified that half the master in chancery's costs of $1219.30 in the injunction suit brought against the swimming pool by P. Z. Carstens would be refunded to the city by Cartens. The city previously had paid the costs. After the case had been decided decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in favor of Wood River, the bill 'or court costs, master costs, and witness fees reverted to Carstens. The court costs will amount to "1376.25 and the witness fees to .1157.50, Carstensi had asked Jor some time to pay the master costs, Williamson reported. The council passed a resolution ordering the retssuance of the $25,K)0 $25,K)0 anticipation warrants originally ssued under a resolution adopted June 16. At that time, it was explained explained by City Attorney Manning; although the warrants would be illegal illegal since the tax levy ordinance had not become effective, the bank holding the warrants preferred - to nave them for Its records rather than make a loan to tha city. Display Auto Tags The streets and alleys committee In its report recommended cindering cindering the unclndereri middle portoin of Picker avenue from Murray avenue avenue to the St. Louis rond, and the repair of Beach avenue, it also recommended placing a catch basin on Penning avenue between Whitelaw Whitelaw and First street, and on Jennings Jennings avenue between Whltelaw and Third street. Discussion of the aldermen was favorable to the changes, although Mayor Holcomb reminded the council that economy must be practiced practiced during the coming year, City Attorney Manning advised the council that the clause in Its city vehicle license ordinance ordering ordering the tags placed in a conspicuous conspicuous place had been ruled on favorably by the Supreme Court of Illinois, and was enforcable. This clause would make the car owner who failed to display his license liable to prosecution just as though he had failed to purchase one, and also will make the enforcement of the ordinance easier. Chairman Groves of the municipal municipal water plant commission asked that all matters pertaining to exceptional exceptional use of water In the city be referred to him henceforth. He also called attention to the fact that both fire plugs In the vicinity of the East Alton-Wood River Community High School building were located nearly a block from the school, and suggested investigating investigating possibilities of moving a plug closer to I

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 07 Jul 1931, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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