# Elizabethtown Township Council Motion Papers For 1870

1870 | January |

2 | that the sum of fifty dollars be added to the Clerks Salary on account of an increase of work in his office commencing on the first of January 1870 |

3 | that the prayer of the petition of Edward Booth and 23 others be complied with and the sum of $50 be granted on the road leading from Seeleys Corners to the Town Line near Edward Booths by the inhabitants doing the same amount in labour Hiram Booth and Peter Purvis act as commissioners |

4 | that the petition of P. Atchison Esq and others be received and the sum of $5 be paid to Wesley Dickinson to be layout for the support of Stephen Smith a poor man and the clerk order the same to be paid |

5 | that Peter McGlown be paid the sum $16.80 for furnishing breaking and spreading 16 yds of stone on the Victoria Road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

6 | that the petition of John Eyre and 23 others be complied with and that the sum of $10 be granted for the support of John Longstaf as he is an old man in destitute circumstance and the clerk order the same to be paid to William Webster to lay out as he may think best. |

7 | that the sum of $20. that was granted on the side rode between Lots No 6 and 7 in the 9 concession be paid to the commissioners as the have certified the same be expended and the clerk give an order for the same to be paid to William Hill and William J. McLean Commissioners |

8 | that Debbie Rehoe be relieved from paying statute labour tax amounting to $2 on account of an error in the assessment |

9 | that the prayer and petition of N. Baxter and thirteen others be complied with and the sum of $8 be granted to aid in the support of Mary Elvin as she is sick and in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to John Haliday to lay out as he thinks best also $4 to Widow McGraugh |

10 | that the Clerk be and is hereby authorised to prepare a byaw to close up and sell to Hiram Blair a certain old road running on the west part of the front of Lot No 18 in the third concession commencing 50 feet below a certain bluff of rocks on the hiss opposite Hiram Blairs house and running north to the centre of said third concession |

11 | that the sum of 4200 BE PAID TO John Kendrick in part pay for building the shead at the Town Hall and the clerk give an order for the same |

12 | that leave be given to introduce a by law to assess levy and collect the sum of eight hundred dollars upon the taxable property of the Township of Elizabethtown for the year 1870 to defray the expenses of the Municipal Government of said township |

13 | that said by law be read a second time forthwith |

14 | that the bylaw be read a third time forthwith |

15 | that said by-law do now pass and be entitled by-law to levy and collect the sum of eight hundred dollars upon the taxable property of the Township of Elizabethtown for the year 1870 to defray the expenses o the Municipality Government of said Township |

16 | that leave be given to pass a bylaw to levy and collect upon the rateable property of certain school sections therein named and numbered for school purposes for 1870 |

17 | that the said Bylaw be read a second time forthwith |

18 | that the said Bylaw be read a third time forth with |

19 | that said by law do now pass and be entitled by law to levy and collect upon the rateable property of certain school sections therein named and numbered for school purposes for 1870 |

20 | that the Reeve be and is hereby authorized to advertise for to ? Of toll gates No 1 and No 2 on the Victoria Road and repairing said road |

21 | that Wm. Stafford, Samuel McNish be and are hereby authorized to employee some person or persons to build a suitable railing on the bridge on the North Augusta Macadamised Road in the first concession near the Grand Trunk railway |

22 | that the clerk be and he is hereby authorized to draft a bylaw for regulating the tolls on the Victoria Road |

that the prayer of the petition of C.W.Dickinson and others be complied with and the inhabitants of the first and second concession of Elizabethtown be allowed to pass threw No1 Victoria gate for the sum of $3 a year, mail, rail road wood & mines to be reserved | |

1870 | February 7th |

1 | that David Wylie be paid $12. as per bill for publishing the minutes for the past year and the clerk order the same to be paid |

2 | that George Bottoms offer be accepted for the furnishing six cords of hard wood for the use of the Town Hall at $3 per cord |

3 | that R.W.Grant be paid the sum of $1.50 for stove pipes for the youse of the Town Hall and the clerk give an order for the same |

4 | that the rear quarter of Lot 3 in the 6 concession of Elizabethtown be relieved from arrears of taxes against said lot as said lot has been assessed in a mistake and the County Treasurer get a copy of this resolution |

5 | that the overseers of Highways and other Township Officers of this Municipality be appointed on the first Monday in March next |

6 | that the sum of $10.73 be received in full of all arrears of taxes on rear part of lot No 24 25 26 in the second con of Elizabethtown Containing 25 acres and a copy of this resolution be forwarded to county treasurer |

7 | that the trustees of School Section No. 1 be paid the sum of $0.67 cts as School tax on 12 acres of land on part Lots 7&8 in the 1st concession of Elizabethtown assessed to William Holms and the clerk order the same to be paid |

8 | that Thomas B. Webster be paid the sum of $5 for certain ? Collecting School ? And the clerk order the same to be paid |

9 | that leave be given to introduce a bylaw to appoint a certain number of Township Officers for the Township of Elizabethtown for the year AD 1870 |

10 | that said by law be now read a second time forthwith |

11 | that said by law be now read a third time forthwith |

12 | that the said Bylaw do now pass and be entitled ByLaw to appoint certain number of township Officers for the township of Elizabethtown for the year 1870 |

13 | that the petition of William Rowsome and 40 others be complied with for building a shed at the Town Hall for the use of the publick |

14 | that the prayer of the petition of N. Coleman and 23 others be complied with and the sum $7.50 dollars each be granted to Mrs Magrath and Mary Elvin as they are in destitute circumstances and unable to work and the clerk order the same to be paid to John Gilhouly to lay out as he thinks best |

15 | that R.E.Foster be paid the sum of $8.15 for furnishing a pump for the well at toll gate No 1 and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

16 | that the arrears of taxes on part Lot No 23 in the 2nd concession of Elizabethtown composed of 71 acres now owned by George Leahy be struck of by the said George Leahy paying the sum of $30 and that the County Treasurer get a copy of this resolution |

17 | that $4 be paid William Foster Esq for shovelling snow on the Victoria Road as per Bill and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

18 | that the prayer and the petition of John Kendrick and 20 others be complied with and the sum of $5 be granted to Eliza Horton as she is in destitute circumstance and the clerk order the same to be paid to John Kendrick |

18 | that the Reeve be and is hereby authorized to advertise for tenders for the building of a shed for the use of the Town Hall at New Dublin corners |

19 | that this council do now adjourn until Monday the 21 day of February at ten o clock AM for the purpose of issussing Tavern Licence |

1870 | March 7th |

1 | that part lot no 37 in the tenth concession be detached from road division No 48 and attached to road division No 50 |

2 | that Lot no 29 in the eleventh concession and the rear est. quarter 29 in the tenth concession be detached from road division No 50 and attached to road division No 48, said division will ? To the line between Lot No 28 and 29 on the eleventh concession |

3 | that the petition of Samuel McConkey and others respecting a certain road division as the petition of E.J. Rowsom and others respecting a certain road division be received and laid over for further consideration |

4 | that the sum of $18 be paid to George Bottom for six cords of hard wood and the clerk give an order for the same |

5 | that James E. Row Road overseer for Sub Division No 57 be granted the sum of two dollars and fifty cents to pay for gravel purchased for the repairing of the road in said division |

6 | that the sum of $10 each be paid to Robert Powel and Erasmus Wilson as auditors |

7 | that the sum of $4 be paid to John Byers for loading the bridges on Mud Creek with stone |

8 | that the sum of $1.25 be paid to Erasmus D.Willson for plank and fixing a sluiceway in road division No 55 |

9 | that the sum of $10 be granted to aid in the support of Mr.Langstaff an old man in destitute circumstances agreeable to the petition of William G.Webster and others and that the Clerk order the same to be paid to William J.Webster to lay out as he may think proper |

10 | that the sum of $7 be paid to James Mott to buy plank to fix a bridge in road division No 16 in this municipality |

12 | that the auditors report be received as correct and the clerk be and is hereby authorized to get said report published in the Brockville Monitor and Recorder Newspapers provided they publish the same for $20. each |

13 | that the sum of $8 be granted to the Widow Myers on the petition of R,W.Grant and 23 others as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk give an order for the same to be paid to R.W.Grant to lay out as he thinks best |

14 | that the Reeve be paid the sum of $2 for drawing specification and advertising for tenders for building a shed also $2 for going to Brockville respecting [sic] buying a safe and the clerk order the same to be paid |

15 | that this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until the first Monday in April at ten of the clock AM |

1870 | August or September |

1 | that William Allen be and is hereby notified to move his fence off the Government allowance of road rear of Lot No 2 6 Concession of Elizabethtown and be governed by the two nearest posts on the line and William Allen get a copy of this resolution |

1 | that Peter M. Clow be paid the sum of $281.80 cents for furnishing braking and spreading 268 yds, 10 feet of stone on the Victoria Road on Section No 3 and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

2 | that the application of the trustees of School Section No 1 be complied with and the sum of $100 be levied and collected on the assessed taxable property of School Section No 1 of the Township of Elizabethtown for school purposes free from all expenses for the year 1870 |

2 | that the $50 granted to repair the road between Lots No 6 & 7 in the 9th Concession be paid to William Hill and William McClain Commissioners as they have certified the same has been laid out |

4 | that the sum of $5 be paid to the Assessors each for extra services |

4 | that Joseph Pritchard be paid the sum of $8 dollars building a culvert on the Victoria Road and the clerk order the money to be paid out of the road fund |

4 | that the request of J.Billings and several others be complied with and the Reeve is hereby authorized to have the matter adjusted agreeable to the 6th Clause of By Law No 120 of this Municipality |

5 | that Thomas Wood be paid the sum of $5.20 cents for ? And labour and the clerk order the same to be paid out pf the road fund |

6 | that John Baker Commissioner on the Victoria Road be paid the sum of $25 dollars as part salary and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

6 | that Thomas Wood be paid the sum of $494.40 cents for furnishing, braking and spreading 449 yds 12 feet of stone on the Victoria Road also $150. as balance of contract for repairing cols hill and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

6 | that the sum of $5. dollars be grant to repair and cover a culbret on the third concession in rear of Lot No 10 and the clerk order the same to be paid to William Daniels Commissioner of said division |

8 | that the sum of $8. be paid to Mrs Magth as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk give an order for the same to be paid to John Gilhooly to lay out as he thinks best |

8 | that the prayer of the petition of John Kendrick and twenty others be complied with and the sum of $6 be granted to Eliza Horton as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to John Kendrick |

9 | that the Assessors and Reeve be paid $4 each and clerk $8 as ? Of graves for the year 1870 |

9 | that Joseph Pritchard be paid the sum of $390.90 cents for furnishing braking and spreading yds 355, 10 feet of stone on Section No 1 and 2 on the Victoria Road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

19 | that this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until the 15 of September at ten of the clock am |

that this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until the first Monday October at ten of the clock AM | |

that the sum of $146 dollars be paid to Robert Earl and Richard Johnston for furnishing braking and spreading 54 yards of stone on the road leading from Rubin A. Boyds inn for to cover a certain grant made by this council | |

1870 | December |

1 | that Wilson Fox a poor sick man be relieved from paying his taxes amounting to $2.63 and that the collector get a copy of this resolution |

2 | that the prayer of the petition E.F.White and twelve others be complied with and the sum of $10 be given to aid in the support of Albina Blanchard as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to F.. Goff to layout as he thinks best |

3 | that the sum of $27.93 be paid to McMullen & Co for printing & stationeries as per bill and the clerk order the same to be paid and $7 be paid out of the road fund |

4 | that the petition of E.Mott and others be received and the sum of $12 be paid to Thomas Johnson he having had his crop burned by the fire from the woods and the clerk order the same to be paid to T.Johnston |

6 | that leave be given to introduce a bylaw to fix the tolls to be charged and taken at Toll Gate Number one and two on the Victoria Macadamized road |

7 | that the said bylaw be read a second time forthwith |

8 | that the said bylaw be read a third time forthwith |

9 | that said bylaw do now pass and be entitled by law to fix the tolls to be charged and taken at toll gates No 1 and 2 on the Victoria Macadamized road |

10 | that Samuel Foxton and Hue Morrison be paid the sum of $8.50 cents for repairing a bridge near Capt Howards and the clerk order the same to be paid |

11 | that the Trustees of School Section No 16 be paid the sum of $1 as noncollected school tax an that Lot 34 in the Seventh Concession of Elizabethtown and the Clerk order the sum to be paid to Boyd Hall |

11 | that Joseph Pritchard be paid the sum of $34.45 cents for furnishing braking and spreading 31 yards of stone on the Victoria road and the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

12 | that John Baker commissioner on the Victoria Road be paid the sum of $15 dollars as balance of salary in full for the year 1870 and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

13 | that the Clerk order the treasurer to pay the Trustees of School Section No 2 or their order the sum of $160 as part payment of the amount due said section |

14 | that the Clerk order the treasurer to pay the Trustees of School Section No 19 or their order the sum of $160 as part payment of the amount due said section |

15 | that the Reeve and clerk be and they are hereby authorized to grant a certificate for a Tavern Licence to Benjamin Horton to the Issuer of Licenses as he has complied with the laws and By laws respecting Inns and houses of Publick Entertainment in the Township |

16 | the sum of $39 be paid to John Kendrick as a balance on contract for building shead at Town Hall |

17 | that John McNish be appointed Returning Officer for the front 5 concessions and John Stevens for the six rear concessions for the next municipal elections to be held on the first Monday in January 1871 and the Clerk prepare a By-law to this afect |

18 | that leave be giving to introduce a by law to close up a certain piece of old road in Elizabethtown |

19 | that said By-law be read the second time forth with |

20 | that said By-law be read the third time forth with |

21 | that leave be given to introduce a bylaw 2 sell to Hiram Blair a certain piece of road in the third concession of the Township of Elizabethtown |

22 | that said by law be read a second time forthwith |

23 | that said by law be read a third time forthwith |

23 | that said By-law do now pass and be entitled By-law to sell to Hiram Blair a certain piece of road in the third concession of the Township of Elizabethtown |

24 | that Henery McNish be paid the of $52 for building a railing on a bridge on the North Augusta road near the Grand Trunk Railway and for repairing the stone work of said bridge agreeable to contract and the clerk order the same to be paid |

25 | that Thomas Scott be allowed to occupy a certain part of the Government road allowance between Lot 18 and the centre commons in the third concession of Elizabethtown that is to say that part of said road allowance commencing at the bluff of rocks opposite Hiram Blairs house and running North to the center of said concession until required for pubic use |

20a | that said by law do now pass and be entitled by law to close up a certain old piece of a road in Elizabethtown |

the undersigned petitioner pray your honorable body to authorize the Reeve and Clerk to grant him a certificate to the issuers of Tavern License to obtain a License to keep and Inn at New Dublin Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown December 5 1870 (signed) Benjamin J.Horton | |

that Alexander Lorny be allowed to cut and remove the timber laying in the rear of Lots No 2?, 26 and 27 in the fifth concession of Elizabethtown by him laying the Treasurer of this Municipality the sum of one dollar | |

that this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until Monday the 26 of December at ten of the clock AM | |