Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 3, 1952 · Page 6
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ALTON EVENING TSLSORAPH f weeding* ef the City Council of the City of Alton, Illinois. Official Report, CHAMBER, .ALTON, ILLINOIS, May 28th, 1088, A «iular m««n| of th« City Council ol thft City ot Alton, mi- noli, WM held on th» abov« date, Jn the Council Chamber of MM city, at the hour of 7:30 o'clock p, nY, Mayor Earl Linkogle, pr«On cat! of Die roll the following | aldermen wore present: : Charles Dooley, Warren, Wet- atein, Parker, Morrison, James Dowley, Waide. Grows, Parica. Whetzel, Watsker, Brown and Timmermlere—13, Absent: Molloy—t. On motion of Mr. Pericfl, seconded by Mr. Gross, the minutes of the lant regular meeting were approved as recorded by the City 'Clerk, by the following vote: Ayes: Charles Dooley, Warren, Wetstein, Parker, Mtfrrison, James Dooley, Waide, Gross, Perlca, Whetzel, Walsker, Brown and Timmerniiere-13. Nays: None. Kcpnrts City Clerk read the following report: Honorable Mayor nnd City Council, City of Allan, Illinois. Report Relative to cerlain conditions which were the subject of a petition filed with 'the City of Alton and referred to the undersigned at the last regular meeting of the City Council concerning certain businesses and activities being carried on along Prospect Street between State and Summit Streets, we find as follows: That portion of Prospect Street lying between Bond and Summit Streets is zoned as A-l residential; fhat portion of Prospect Street lying between Bond and State Street is zoned as B residential; we further find that there is no evidence of any beauty shop operation or any business of any kind In this area at the present time; If some ot the premises are being used in violation of our zoning ordinance such is not apparent, from an external examination of such premises. If any resident of the area known of any violation and wishes to sign a complaint same will be prosecuted In the Police Court of the City of Alton. CORPORATION COUNSELOR GUY M. FAIRFIELD ' CITY ENGINEER On motion of Mr. Wetstein seconded by Mr. Warren said report was received and placed on file by a unanimous vote on call of the roll. Alderman Warren- made motion seconded by Mr. James Dooley, that Mr. Al Meyers, Joseph L. Rain and Harry L. Meyer be grant ed the floor, and on call of the roll, said motion was carried by a unanimous vote. City Clerk at this time read a letter from J. L. Gary, District Engineer pertaining to proposed highway from North Alton, Easterly to « connection with marked Route 140 East of Alton. (Alton Belt Line.) Mr. Al Meyers spoke relative to the proposed Alton Belt Line and opposed the proposed Ordinance pertaining to same. The Mayor,»t this time callec Mayoe •'K'd Tern Warren to the chair and the Mayor took the floor and ipohe relative to a meeting held In his office with Mr. Gary and also relative to a meeting held by the GAAC with Mr. Gary. The Mayor then took the chair and Alderman Warren returned to his seat. Mr, Jos. L. Rain representing the Elm Street Presbyterian Church spoke relative to the proposed highway or freeway passing their church. Mr. Harry L. Meyer spoke relative to the proposed belt highway or freeway. On motion of Mr. Wetslein seconded by Mr. Parker, the letter from Mr. Gary, District Engineer was received and placed on file by -a unanimous vote on call of the rol'. Alderman Parker presented the following resolution: Be jt resolved that the City ol Alton make no final commitment relative to the belt highway running on Elm Street, until such lime that a definite solution has been made as to school and church underpasses, street lighting anc stop and go lights at congested intersections, and parking adjacent to present churches, schools, business areas . and residential areas that are not alley'ed areas. Be It further resolved that the Mayor, City Engineer, Street Repairs Committee and Aldermen whose ward such highway is con templated on passing through, hole a meeting before June 9th for the sole purpose of studying the situa. tion and bringing ft report hack at our next regular meeting for the primary purpose of letting the State Highway Department know the City Council's feeling on said highway, Mr, Parker made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Wetstein, and on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Appointments The Mayor »t this time appointed Charles W. Combs, Special Patrolman In and around the properly of Mississippi Lime Company, with. out compensation from the City of OfT'motlon of Mr, WheUel, iee« ended by Mr, Watsker, said appointment was confirmed by a unanimous vote on call of the roll. KKPORT8 Or STANDING COMMUTERS Alderman Whetzel presented audited bills chargeable to the following accounts: Traffic $31.48; Clean- Ing Streets* §388.97; Fire Department $4502.42; Salary S2890.58; In* cidentals 542.32; Police $4276.10; Repairing Paved Streets $1898.36; Repairing Paved Streets Ward Funds S62.84; Printing S9.75; LighU $172.65; Pub. Bldgs. $319.62; Sewers $133.68; City Court $27.40; Plumbing Examining Board Fund $21.50; Civil Service $37.50; Engineers Salary $191.25; Garbage Fund $1523.46; Municipal Band Fund S16.89; Motor Fuel Tax Fund 516,791.64; Liquor Control $22.50; Repair and Maintenance of Streets 521,60: Parking Meter Fund 51689.96; Inspection Fund $40.50; Julldlng Department Fund $245.00; Operation of Refuse Disposal $150.00. Alderman Whdzel moved that all audited bills as presented be j iaid; motion seconded by Mr. j Warren. ' On motion of Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. Watsker, the chair declared a recess. After recess, on call of the roll the above motion was adopted by the following vote: Ayes; Charles Dooley. Warren, Wetstein, Parker, Morrison, James Dooley, Waide, Gross, Perica, Whetzel, Watsker, Brown and Timmermipre—13. Nays: None. ORDINANCES Alderman Waide read for the first time Ordinance No. 2427, and on his motion seconded by Mr. Whetzel, said ordinance was laid over. Alderman Wetstein presented a plat of Edwards Addition to Alton, Illinois, a rpBUbdivision of Titchfcn- al's Subdivision of Part of Lots 39 43 and 68, and all of lots 40, 4l' and 42 In George Smith's Add. to the City' of Alton, Illinois, and made motion thflt said plat be accepted, said motion seconded by Mr. Whetzel. and on call of the roll, said plat was accepted by a unanimous vote. REPORT Alderman Wetstein presented the following report: Whereas a certain petition from the Order of Ursullne Sisters, represented by Mr. John C- Fallon. relating to the purchase of a parcel of ground owned by the City, located on the Northeast: corner of Third and East on Streets, wns referred to the undersigned committee, (came has been investigated by them and their findings and recommendations are as follows: That the City of Alton should sell this tract of land, described as follows: Northeast quarter (N. KU) of Court Square, said ground layine south of and adjacent, to lots 5 and 6, block 15 original town of Alton (as platted), also laying west of and adjacent to lot 1, fclock 15, original town of Alton (as platted), and bounded on West by Easton Street, for the reason this ground not bemf? of any use, service or benefit to the City of Alton, and for the further reason that the Ursuline Sisters ore planning on expansion and Improvement program, and that such improvement and expansion will be of great benefit to the City fo Alton. The committee further find and recommend that In addition to the foregoing con- gideratlons the City of Alton shall accept the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars (52500.00) to be paid by petitioner. ' Heal Estate Committee. Walter P. Wetstein. Charles J. Dooley. Mike J. Waide. Mr. Wetstein made motion for the adoption of said report, said motion seconded by Mr. Charles Dooley, nnd on call of the roll, stud report: was adopted by n unanimous vote. Alderman Wetstein presented the following resolution: Be it resolved by the City Council oL.1he City of Alton, that an Ordinance be passed, selling ".certain piece of ground as snecified In the Real Estate Committee report to the order nf Ursuline Sisters for the sum of $2500.00. Mr. Wnlsteln mnde motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Charles Dooley, nnd on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vole. "Alderman Wetstein presented the following report: After due investigating, In re- crards to a certain resolution, referred to the undersigned com- mlttop, request In cr the vacating of all Puhlifl Housing recently no. cmired by Ihe City of Alton, we find, although we are in sympathy with the tenants, it is our duty "i authorize Mr. Edward Kohle, Finance Inspector to 1 Rive all tenants of this Public Housing notice to vacale bv September 1, 1952. Be it further resolved that this Is all the necessary power Mr, Edward Kohle needs for the City of Alton to obtain vacancy of this housing. Real Estate Committee. Walter P, Wetstein. Charles J. Dooley. Mike J. Waide. Mr, Wetstein made motion for the adoption of said report, said motion seconded by Charles Dooley, and on call of the roll, said report was adopted by the following votn Ayes: Ch*rf«i Doolfty, Wtrfsn, Wetstein, Parker, Jam«i Dooley, Waide, Gross. Perlca, whet*el, Watsker, Brown and Tlmm«rrnlert —12. Nayi! Morrison—1. Alderman Warren presented the following resolution: t Bo It resolved that slop signs On Lincoln Street at the Intersection of Hawley, MeKlnley and Logan Streets be placed. Mr. Warren made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Charles Dooley, and on-call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Warren presented the following resolution: Be It resolved that a stop sign be placed at the Northwest. Intersection of State and West 9th, for a 90 day trial period. Mr, warren made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Wetstein, and on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Warren presented the following recommendation. It is the recommendation of the Traffic Commission to move stop sign from Oak street placing. It on Fourth Street, thus, making Oak Street through street from Broadway north to Fifth Street. Mr. Warren made mollon that said recommendation be approved, said motion seconded by Mr. Waide. On motion of Mr. Charles Dooley, seconded by Mr. Walde, said recommendation was laid over, Mr. Warren presented the following recommendation: It Is the recommendation of the Traffic Cgynmission to eliminate parking on East side of Main Street from Denny Avenue south to Broadway. Mr, Warren made motion that gflld recommendation be adopted, said motion seconded by Mr. Gross, and on call of the roll, said recommendation was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman Warren was excused at this time and left the meeting, Alderman Parker presented the following resolution: . Be it resolved that the bid of the Baughman Equipment and Service Company of Jerseyville, Illinois for model 51CDC tail-gate spreaders with Inside cab-controls, installed, be accepted in the bid amount of $300,25 per unit and that no more than 4 units be purchased. Mr. Parker made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Whetzel, and on call of the roll. said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman James Dcroley presented the following resolution: Be it resolved that the premises and property of the City of Alton, Illinois known as 1504 East Broadway, in said City of Alton, and also known as the Welghmaster property c/f said City of Alton, be leased to Earl W. Manns, present welghmaster, for such a term and upon such a basis as shall be deemed reasonable and proper by the City Council of the City of Alton. Mr. James Dooley made motion fof the adoption at Mid resolution, said motion t s«cond»d by Mr. Whettel. ^ » •-'• On motion of MY. Brown seconded by Mr. Tlmmermlef* Mid resolution was laid ov»r. Alderman Waldd pfetenHd the following resolution: Be it resolved that a lien latter, ed STOP be palnWd .fct ih« Southeast corner of C«ntrii Avenut at Union Street ,,..„., Ort motion of Mr. Walde second* ed by Mr. Perlca, said resolution was referred to ths Sty Engineer and Repairing Streets Committee. Alderman wheuel presented the following resolution: Wheroaa the majority of the- ' Finance Committee recommends that the C. J. £chIoM«r firm be employed to do the auditing of the City's books. So be It resolved that Mr. Schlosser be given contract for auditing work. Mr. Whetzel made motion for the adoption of said resolution, said motion seconded by Mr. Parker, and on call of the roll, said resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote. Alderman'Timmermlere presented the following resolution: Be it resolved that the Mayor nnd Repairing Streets Committee advise the City Council what portion of M. F. T. funds can be used for the purpose of paving Rodgers Avenue between Brown Street and College Avenue and stating their recommendations as soon as possible. On motion of Mr. Timmermicre seconded by Mr, Brown, said resolution was referred to the Mayor and Repairing Streets Committee. On motion of Mr. Timmermiere seconded by Mr. Whetzel, the meeting adjourned on call of the roil, by a Unanimous vote. Signed," PAUL A. PRICE, City Clerk, Alton, Illinois. (Seal of the City of Alton, Illinois) One Traffic Mishap Sunday, 9 Saturday Only one traffic accident was recorded in Alton Sunday, and was of inconsequential nature. Saturday, however, had a total of nine recorded vehicle collisions or mis- liaps. Only injured accident was recorded at -1 p.m. Saturday when a pedestrian, Robert Fahrig, 16, of 517 Cherry, was brushed by a car as he attempted to cross East Broadway in the 600-block. Police said Fahrig suffered an apparently bruised hip and was taken to his home by the motorist, Elijah 3. Fulkerson of 108 East First street, Hartford. Saturday evening, a parked car of Bob Martin, U.S. Army, here on leave, rolled from a parking place at 721 Semple to bump an< other parked vehicle, a coach of George Adams of Jacksonville, The bumpers of the cars locked so that a towcar had to be callec to disengage them. Read Telegraph Want Ads SPEAKER'GREETS CRADS AT SHURTIEFF BANQUET—Walter (Punk) Wood, left, now personnel manager for Kimble division of Owens-Illinois Class Co. at Toledo, was main speaker at bhurr- leff alumni banquet Saturday night. He'is shown with R. K. Carlton, center, former chemistry professor who came from Rhode Island for the commencement activities of the weekend, and "*"' Moore, oldest grad present, member of the class of 1885.—Staff photo. _ Chesterfield CHESTERFIELD—Mrs. Wendell Parker will be hostess to mcm- iers of the St. Peter's Episcopal Guild Society Wednesday afternoon t hop home south and east ot own. Thursday afternoon is the regu- ar work meeting of the United Church Ladies Aid Society. Thursday evening members of he Homemakers class of the United Church School will be en- ertained at the church, with Mrs. Howard Snidle and Mrs. Clemmeth Johnson as hostesses. Airman Apprentice Gene Massey and Mrs. Massey and Seaman Eugene Bennett and Mrs. Bennett of Memphis, Tenn., were holiday juegts of their relatives here and in Medora. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bode of Alton and Albert Dawson of Spring Hill, Kan., visited here Sunday with relatives and friends. Miss Catherine Robinson, daugh- cr of Mr. and Mrs, J. B. Robinson of Hagaman graduated from St. John's School of Nursing Friday. Kenneth Woods has been named chairman of Chesterfield township r or the Blue Cross enrollment drive. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur W. Dams entertained the following guests Saturday evening at a potluck supper in honor of their guests, Mr. and MYs. 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