F Manning

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F Manning - declared tbe Higgfns certified check forfeited....
declared tbe Higgfns certified check forfeited. None of the aldermen offered an explanation of his vole, but question* question* put by Aldermen Oglesby and Carstens to Mayor Hamilton Indicated Indicated their opposition to settlement settlement After Ham; . had explained bis stand that tbe city would be fortunate fortunate to recover more than what be termed expense* directly growing growing from tbe contract forfeiture, Ogelsby a»ked: "Then why did tne law require the contractor to put up the certified check r Previously Carstens had inquired whether engineering and attorneys' fee*'should not be considered as expenses expenses to which the city wsi forced forced by forfeiture of the contract, j Attorneys Confer j Had the Improvement cone! F. A. Gareschei, village president of Madison. While the city is proceeding with its effort to recover the $43,500 certified check. Manning disclosed following the meeting, authorities are advancing on another front toward toward the funding of the unusual debts growing out of the sewer project. Manning, with City Clerk Schilling and Mrs. Gladys Rose Connors, treasurer, has been assembling assembling data to be forwarded to a Chicago bonding bouse for embodiment embodiment in the funding ordinance. This ordinance may become effective effective without referendum, after adoption by the council. Baad Safeties AU*WN! On petition of the Rev. Father through, the** fee* automatically 5 E. J. Douglas, pastor of St. Bar- would bay* been met by the tpe- i nard's Church, the council voted to ctal assessments. Since the contract > waive delinquency penalties against was not performed, asseam«nti: churches of tbe dry on special as- COUld not b* collected. Thus the' sestments. fees were left to b* paid out of the) Mrs. Connors said rise wa* un- clty's general fund, it was pointed i »*>!e to tell immediately tbe amount out ' ;' of tfc« waived penalties, but pointed out there would be no Iocs to holders holders oi bond* on tbe improvements. Bills of municipal band member* were allowed, making It possible tor them to itceive tb* money be> tore Chmtmai. UoUk« the general fund, the band fund 4* solvent, »o After Uw council had completed it* tparring over the Biggins offer. Corporation Counsellor Manning and Attorney Faulkner conferred regarding their choice of a „ to hear deoot ,itt the suit '> avl-

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 Dec 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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