1871 | January 16th |

1 | that Robert Powell and E.J.Wilson be appointed auditors for the current year at a salary of ten dollars each |

2 | that the Reeve be and he is hereby authorised to take legal steps to collect damages from William Foster and the lease for Toll House No 1 on the Victoria Road for damages which he William Foster has done to said Toll House while he was occupant of the same |

3 | that James Harkins and Wm.H.McNish be appointed inspectors of Tavern Licences for the year 1871 at the salary of $12. each |

5 | that the account of David Wylie be paid the amount of $12 for publishing minutes for 1870 and the clerk order the same to be paid $4 out of the road fund |

5 | that the minutes of this council be published in the Brockville Recorder and Monitor newspapers provided the charge be the same as that for last year $12 each |

6 | that Ralph Denis and David Simpson be appointed assessors for the municipality of Elizabethtown for the current year at a salary of $80. each |

7 | that John Patterson be appointed commissioner on the Victoria Macadamized Road for the ensuing year at a salary of fifty dollars |

8 | that the Trustees of School Section No 4 of Elizabethtown be paid to Samuel McNish agreeable to the request of the Trustees of said Section |

9 | that the trustees of Lyn School Section No 7 be paid the amount due said section on account of debentures and the clerk order the same to be paid |

10 | that John Grant be paid the sum of $65.17 for work done on Toll Gate No 1 and that the clerk give an order for the same to be paid out of the road fund |

10 | that Andrew Geddes be appointed Collector for the first Electoral division of Elizabethtown at a salary of $80. and that John Stephens be appointed Collector for the 2nd Electoral Division at a salary of $55. |

11 | that the Trustees of School Section No 19 be paid the balance of assessment due said section and the clerk order the sum to be paid the William Stafford |

11 | that the Path Masters and others Township officers be appointed on the first Monday in March next |

12 | that the sum of $15 be paid on the petition of Benjamin Horton and 22 others to John Horton as he is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to James Devit to lay out as he thinks best |

13 | that the petition of John A.Moor and 20 others be complied with and the sum of $8 be paid to the Widow Cooper as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to John A. Moore to lay out as he thinks best |

14 | that this council do now adjourn until the first Monday in February at the hour of ten o’clock AM |

15 | that the sum of $2.50 be paid to Thomas B.Webster for extras ? For collecting school moneys |

Memo | To the Municipal Council of the Township of Elizabethtown in Council assembled, Gentlemen, Please pay Samuel McNish the sum due School Section No 4 of Elizabethtown, signed Sidney Easton and Cyrus Wright |

Memo | Municipal Corporation of Elizabethtown on A/c with Lyn Debenture Fund: |

The amount collected for 1868 on $61590 @ 1 9/10 %= $1170.21 | |

The amount collected for 1869 on $64300 @ 1 7/10 %= $1093.10 | |

The amount collected for 1870 on $64915 @ 1 6/10 %= $1038.64 | |

Total collected: $ 3301.95 | |

Payments | |

1869 by Paid Debentures & interest $1033.34 | |

1870 by Paid Debentures & interest $933.34 | |

1871 by Paid Debentures & interest $883.34 | |

Total: $2850.02 | |

Balance: $451.93 | |

1971 | May |

1 | that Andrew Casary be appointed Pathmaster for road division No 42 in place of James Wilson resigned |

2 | that John Kyle be appointed Pathmaster for roads division No 43 in place of George Riley deceased |

3 | that the account of Benjamin Chapman Road Surveyor amounting to $4. dollars be paid and the Clerk give and order for the same |

4 | that James Green be allowed to do his statute labour on the concession road front of Lots No 26 & 27 in the forth concession and the Pathmaster get a copy of this resolution |

4 | that the Clerk be and is hereby authorised to prepare and post notices agreeable to the report of the road surveyor and in accordance with the 323 Section of the Municipal institutions of Upper Canada |

5 | that the Reeve and William Robinson be appointed to examine the government allowance of road between lots No 30 & 31 to see can it be opened and report to this council at its next meeting |

6 | that the Clerk be and he is hereby authorised to draft a bylaw to open the government allowance for roads lying between Lots No 30 and 31 in the first Concession of Elizabethtown |

7 | that the petition of R.F.Steel and others be not entertained |

8 | that the sum of $12 be paid to William Rodgers for building a bridge on the third concession on the rear of Lot No 15 |

8 | that the Prayer and the Petition of John Coleman and 22 others be complied with and the sum of $4 be granted to aid in the support of Mrs. Elvin as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to Mrs Nicelson to layout as she thinks best |

9 | that the rear half of Lots No 32,33,34 and 35 in the 3rd Con of Elizabethtown also the front half of Lots No 32,33,34 and 35 in the 4th concession of said township be detached from the divisions the now belong to and be formed into a new division accepting the land owned by David Cornell said division to be No 59 and that John Judson be pathmaster |

10 | that the sum of $4.55 cents be paid to N.Baxter on the petition of James Cummings and 27 others for provisions, groceries and wood furnished to Widow Magrah during the months of April and that the clerk order the same to be paid to N.Baxter. |

11 | that the petition of James Cumming and others asking aid for the support of Mrs Magrath be complied with and that the sum of $4. per month be granted and placed in the hands of Mrs Nickelson to lay out as she deems advisable for her support and that the clerk order the same to be paid monthly to Mrs. Nichelson in advance |

12 | that the petition of J.L.Schofield and fifteen others be complied with and the sum of $5.00 be granted to Stephen Smith as he is in destitute circumstances and the Clerk order the same to be paid to Mr. Smith |

13 | that the account of George Geddes for making a coffin for a poor man amounting to $4 dollars be paid and the Clerk order the sum to be paid to Enos Beech |

14 | that this Council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until the first Monday in June next at ten of the clock AM |

memo | To the Local Superintendent of schools for the Township of Elizabethtown. Pay to Mary B.Smith as ordered out of the school fund apportioned to School Section No. 24 in the Township of Elizabethtown the sum apportioned to said section (Signed and Sealed) Walter Bell and Richard Richards, Trustees |

1871 | June |

1 | that the resignation of Edward Booth be received and Abram Horton Esq. be appointed pathmaster in his place for road division No 16 |

2 | that the accounts of David Wyley be paid to the amount of $27.88 and $9 be paid out of the road fund and the clerk order the same to be paid |

3 | that the resignation of Cyrus Wright be received and that Samuel Simpson be appointed Road Overseer in his place |

4 | that the Prayer of Petition of Mark Wilkinson and 17 others be complied with and the sum of $30 dollars be granted to repair a piece of road on the Second Concession of Elizabethtown in rear of Lots No 10 and 11 in the first concession and Mark Wilkinson be appointed to layout the same |

5 | that the sum of $2 be paid to Eliza Horton for cleaning the Town Hall |

6 | that the sum of seventy six dollars and fifty cents be paid to Charles Gaff for fifty one yards of stone put on the Victoria Macadamized road according to instructions of the committee and the clerk order the same to be paid |

7 | that Wm Murphy be relieved from doing statute labour and Jones Abbott overseer get a copy of this resolution |

8 | that the request of R.F.Steele and others be complied with and that R.F.Steele, C. Seffald, A.Donaldson, Samuel Reynolds Jr., Arch Donyall and John Stagg Jr be allowed to do their statute labor on the allowance for road running northerly from the town of Brockville through Lots No Eleven in the first concession, known as Park Street and this continuation thereof proceed that the Path Master of Division N 3 and No 9 are agreeable thereto |

8 | that the petition of Richard Johnson and others be received and laid over for further consideration |

9 | that the sum of $4 be paid to the pathmaster of road division No 58 to buy hammers for the use of said Division and the clerk give an order for the same to the pathmaster |

10 | that the sum of $15 be granted to build bridges on the allowance of road between Lots No 15 & 16 in the third concession in the Township of Elizabethtown, to be paid when the work is completed and Mark Wilkinson be commissioner to see that the work is properly executed |

11 | that this council do now adjourn until the first Monday in July at the hour of ten o’clock AM |

1871 | August |

1 | that the application of the Trustees of School section No 2 be complied with and the sum of Two hundred and forty dollars be levied and collected on the taxable property of said section exclusive of expenses |

3 | that the sum of $150 be levied and collected on the rateable property of School Section No 19 for school expenses agreeable to the request of the Trustees of said Section exclusive of expenses |

4 | that the application of the Trustees of School section No 1 be complied with and the sum of $150 be levied and collected on the rateable property of said section exclusive of expenses |

5 | that the application of the Trustees of School section No 18 be complied with and the sum of Eighty dollars be levied and collected on the rateable property of said section exclusive of expenses |

6 | that the application of the Trustees of School section No 26 be complied with and the sum of $80 be levied and collected on the rateable property of said School Section exclusive of all expenses |

6 | that the account of Wm Mullen and Co amounting to $33.82 cnts be paid and the Clerk order the sum of $8 dollars to be paid out of the road fund and the balance out of the Township fund |

7 | that Amos Easton be appointed pound keeper in place of Ambrose Gardiner resigned |

8 | that the application of the Chairman and Sectary of the Brockville Cemetery Committee be complied with and they be allowed the privilege of cutting sods on the public highways provided he do not injure said highway and the sectary get a copy of this resolution |

9 | that the $15.00 granted to build Bridges between lots 15 & 16 in the 3rd Concession be paid to Mark Wilkinson Commissioner and also a further sum of five dollars for additional work done making in all $20.00 and that the Clerk order the same to be paid |

10 | that the sum of $1000 be levied and collected on the assessed Taxable Property of the Township of Elizabethtown for Township purposes for the current year |

11 | that the petition of Phillip Manhard and others be received and laid over for further consideration |

12 | that the sum of $30 granted to repair the road between the first and second concessions opposite Lots 10-11 be paid to the commissioner Mark Wilkinson as this council is satisfied the work has been performed and that the Clerk give and order on the Treasurer for the same |

13 | that the application of the Trustees of School Section No 10 be complied with and the sum of Two Hundred Dollars be levied and collected on the assessed Taxable Property of said section exclusive of expenses for School Purposes |

14 | that the application of the Trustees of School section No 15 be complied with and the sum of $115 be levied and collected on the assessed taxable property of said section exclusive of expenses for school purposes |

15 | that the offer of John Murray for the sum of one Hundred and Seventy Five dollars be accepted for a road allowance over his lot from the North Augusta Road to the Town of Brockville provided the Corporation of Brockville extend Mill Road to connect with Perl Street in the Town of Brockville |

16 | that leave be given to introduce a bylaw to amend by law No 263 to divide the Township of Elizabethtown into Polling Sub Divisions |

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

18 | that said by law be read the third tie forthwith |

19 | that said by law do now pass and be entitled bylaw to amend bylaw No 263 to divide the Township of Elizabethtown into polling sub divisions |

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

1871 | September 6th |

1 | that the clerk be paid the sum of $8 dollars and the Reeve and assessors be paid the sum of $4 each for soliciting jurors and the clerk order the same to be paid |

2 | that the report of the Committee appointed to examine a certain government allowance for road in front of Lots No 26 & 27 in the forth concession be concurred in |

3 | that the Petition of John Hawkings and 17 others be received and $10 be given to Ann Carroll as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid |

4 | that James Campbell be allowed to cut and remove the timber on the allowance of rode cross lots No 27 & 28 in 4 Concession by him paying to this council $4 the said timber to be taken away inside of one year |

5 | that the petition of Robert Bryson and twenty three others be complied with that the sum of $5 be granted to Louis Geron as he is a poor old man in destitute circumstances and the Clerk order the same to be paid to Luther Kilborn to lay out as he may think proper |

7 | that $5 be paid to Welington Kendric for work done in sinking a well at the toll house No 1 on Victoria Road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

8 | that the Reeve and Mr. Bell be paid the sum of two dollars each for examining the Government allowance for road I front of Lots No 26 & 27 in the fourth Concession and reporting to the Council |

9 | that the Reeve be authorised to prepare a petition in behalf of this Municipality to be laid before the next session of the Legislator of Ontario relating to an act to amend the Common School Acts of Upper Canada ? It is the opinion of this council that the first ten and 18th Clauses be struck out of said Bill and that a number of ? of said petitions be circulated through the Township for signatures |

11 | that the Prayer of the petition of Adin D. Wiltse and 45 others be complied wit and the Clerk be and is hereby authorised to draft a bylaw in accordance with said petition |

14 | that the Reeve be and is hereby authorised to notify according to law that portion of the Township formerly composed of Union School Section No 29, also School Section No 17 that the council intend to pass a Bylaw to attach the first named portion of the Township to School Section No 17 at the next sitting of the Council on the 4th of Oct next |

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

1871 | Sept 4th |

1 | that this council do suspend business for one hour to deeply express their sympathy with Mr.McBraty their respective Reeve ? ? ? On account of the sad and deplorable calamity that happened to his family on Saturday Aug 26 on the death of his beloved wife Mrs. McBratney and the severe injuries of himself from a fall from his own vehicle on their returning home from the town of Brockville which accident happened by one of the draw irons coming of his cutting the ? down with a cold attached hereto the colt sprang and capsized the carriage and ran away and resulted in the above , and the Clerk present Mr McBratney with a copy of this resolution |

2 | that the account of H.L.McDonald to the amount of $25, for services as solicitor be paid and the clerk give an order for the same |

3 | that $8.00 be paid the clerk for his services as Selector of Jurors and that the other selectors of Jurors be paid $4.00 each and the Clerk give a order on the Treasurer for the same |

3 | that Peter McLain be paid six dollars for repairing a culbert on Victoria Macadamized road section No 4 and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

5 | that the Reeve be paid the sum of $7.50 cents and F.L Moore treasurer be paid the sum of $20. for services connected with the B&O Railway and the stationary and postage and the Clerk order the sum to be paid |

6 | that F.L.Moore Treasurer do hereby call upon the Hon. Treasurer of the province of Ontario to ascertain the amount of Clergy Reserve Fund the government shall remience ? ? Elizabethtown from the year 1860 to the year 1871 inclusive said information to be given before this council at October session |

7 | that the Reeve be and is herby authorized to call on the road surveyor of Elizabethtown to gow and lay out a road at the village of Lyn on Lot No 29 in the third concession |

9 | that the Prayer and petition of Robert Widdes and 39 others be complied with and Stafford W. Bratney, Robert Widdes and William Stafford be appointed Commissioners to draft a plan for the building of a bridge crossing the water running from the Lyn Mills in the 3rd Concession of Elizabethtown and to advertise for funds for the building of said bridge Said Tenders to be received by the Clerk up till noon on the first Monday in August ext |

9 | that this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until the first Monday in October at the hour of ten of the clock A.M. |

1871 | October |

1 | that Charles Darling be paid the sum of $3.20 cents for furnish plank to cover a culvert in his road division and the clerk order the same to be paid |

2 | that the sum of twelve dollars be granted to John Horton on the petition of John Rendrick and others as said John Horton is in destitute circumstances and the Clerk order the same to be paid to James Devit to layout for John Horton use as he may require |

3 | that the reports made by Benjamin Chapman road surveyor with regard to a certain road in the third concession of Elizabethtown be accepted by making said road fifty feet with instead of forty |

4 | that the Clerk be and is hereby authorised to prepare and post Notices agreeable to the Report of the Road surveyor and in accordance with the 233 Section of the Municipal Institution of Upper Canada |

6 | that Benjamin Chapman be paid the sum of $4 dollars for services as road surveyor |

7 | that the sum of $35 be granted to construct a railing on the fridge crossing the creek leading from fords mill pond on the public road between the second and third concessions of Elizabethtown and that William Stafford be appointed to employ some person or persons to build said railing |

8 | that leave be giving to introduce a by law to Access levy and collect upon the rateable property of the Township of Elizabethtown the sum of one thousand dollars |

9 | that said bylaw be read a second time forthwith |

10 | that said bylaw be read a third time forthwith |

11 | that said bylaw do now pass and be entitled by law to assess levy and collect upon the rateable property of the Township of Elizabethtown the sum of one thousand dollars |

12 | that leave be given to introduce a bylaw to assess levy and collect upon the rateable property of certain School Sections herein after named the several sums of money therein mentioned for the year A.D.1871 |

13 | that said bylaw be read a second time forthwith |

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

15 | that said bylaw do now pass and be entitled bylaw to assess levy and collect sums of money therein mentioned for school purposes |

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

1871 | November 6th |

1 | that the sum of $175 be paid to John Murray Esq. for the allowance of road crossing his land laid out by this council and the clerk give an order for the same |

2 | that the Petition of R.B. Clark M.D. and 64 others be received by this Council and laid over for further consideration |

3 | that Charles Goff Contractor on the Victoria Road be paid the sum of $3.50 cents for repairing two culverts on said road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

4 | that Peter McClain Contractor on the Victoria Road be paid the sum of $299.25 cents for furnishing braking and spreading 225 cubic yards of stone on said road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

5 | that the petitions of Einry Blanchard and others be received and laid over for further consideration |

6 | that the prayer of the petition of John Murray Esq. and others so far as it relates to a certain bridge being in a dangerous state be complied with and that John Lawrence and John Murray Esq. be appointed Commissioners to let the Building of a new Bridge |

7 | that Joseph Pritchard be paid the sum of $400. dollars for furnishing, braking and spreading 364 1/2 cubic yds of broken stone on the Victoria Road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

8 | that $5 be paid to Widow Elvin on the request of Mr.Baxton as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk give an order for the same to be paid to N.Baxter to lay out as he thinks best |

9 | that the sum of $307.84 cents be paid to Thomas Woods for 250 1/2 yards of stone broken and spread on the Victoria Road also $30 for building a bridge on said road all $337.84 cents and the clerk give an order for the same to be paid out of the road fund |

10 | that the Clerk be require to lay before this council at its next meeting all papers and documents connected with the opening and establishment of a public road running through Lot No 11 in the first concession of Elizabethtown |

11 | that the Reeve be and he is hereby authorized to advertise for the letting of Toll Gates No 1 and 2 on the Victoria Road and for the repairs of said road for the year 1872 |

12 | that the prayer of the petition of Albert Kindrick and twenty three others be complied with and the sum of $15 dollars be granted to aid in the support of Milow Lee as he has been burned out and is in destitute circumstances and the Clerk order the same to be paid to Albert Kendrick to layout as he thinks best |

14 | that the sum of $1.50 cents be paid to John Warren for mending or filling a hole and repairing a bridge on the Victoria Macadamized road and the clerk give an order for the same to be paid out of the road fund |

15 | that the sum of $15 be granted in road section No 2 for building a bridge in said section to be paid to Samuel Simpson road overseer when the work is done |

16 | that lots Nos 25-26-27-28-29 in the 8th Concession and Lots No 25-27-28-29 in the 9th Concession and as much of Lot No 25 as is owned by Simeon Lovern also the land owned by Thomas Green be detached from road division No 37 and be formed into a new Division said new Division be compelled to keep in repair the side road leading from Green Bush to the 7th Concession |

16 | that Nicolas Brown be paid the sum of $2 for posting notices concerning the establishment of a specific road neat Lyn |

16 | that Robert Mand overseer of Road Division No 40 be paid the sum of $2 for repairing a culvert in said division and the clerk order the same to be paid |

Note | To the Township Clerk of the Township of Elizabethtown: In conformity with By Law No 154 sec 4 of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, I do hereby certify that Elijah Mot paid the sum of four dollars for Auctioneers License for the Township of Elizabethtown for the year A.D. 1871. (signed) F.J.Moore, Treasures Township Elizabethtown, dated at New Dublin Nov 6th 1871 |

that the Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to draft a bylaw to repeal a clause in bylaw 278 with regards to parties living in the first and second Concession of Elizabethtown | |

That this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until the first Monday in December at ten of the Clock A.M | |

that road division No 37 be divided into two separate divisions as follows the side road between lots No 24 and 25 in the 8th Concession to be the division line and between lots No 25 and 26 in the 9th Concession road division No. 59 to work the side road between lots No 24 and 25 in the 8th Concession the west part of said division to No 59 | |

1871 | December 21st |

1 | that twenty dollars be paid to John Paterson it being balance of salary as commissioner on Victoria Road for the year 1871 and the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

2 | that the Prayer of the Petition Wm Mott and others be complied with and that rear part of Lot No 9 in the first concession of the Township of Elizabethtown from the corporation of the Town of Brockville back to the Second Concession in said Township be detached from School Section No 32 and attached to School Section No 19 is said Township |

3 | that Nicholas E.Brown be appointed Returning officer for the six rear concessions of Elizabethtown and also James Breckneye for the front five concessions of Elizabethtown to be held on the first Monday in January 1872 |

4 | that James Harkness and Wm H. Mcnish Tavern Licences Inspectors be paid the sum of $6 each as balance of their sallarys |

5 | that the sum of $19.08 cts be paid to David Wylie for printing for this municipality as per bill $4 to be paid out of the road fund |

6 | that the account of McMullen & Co be paid amount of $20.49 cts. Eight dollars to be paid out of the road fund and the balance out of the township fund |

7 | that the petition of John Caldwell and others laid over for further consideration be so far complied with as to grant the sum of $100 and that Alexander Matheson and George McEathron be appointed commissioners to expend the same |

8 | that the following sum be paid for extra services for this municipality the Reeve $6.50, W.Stafford $8 and S.McNish $3 and the clerk give an order for the same |

9 | that the Members of this Council be paid for five days services out of the road fund for furnishing the business connected with said road |

10 | that leave be given to introduce a bylaw to appoint Returning Officers for holding Municipal Election for the year 1872 |

11 | that said by-law be read a second time forthwith |

12 | that said by-law be read the third time forthwith |

13 | that said bylaw do now pass and be entitled by law to appoint Returning officers for holding the Municipal Elections for the year 1872 |

14 | that leave be giving to introduce a by law to cover certain grants of money Paid in the year 1871 |

15 | that said by law be read the second time forthwith |

16 | that said by law be read the third time forthwith |

17 | that said bylaw do now pass and be entitled by law to cover certain grants of money made in the year 1871 |

18 | that William Stafford be and is here by authorized to buy a stove for the use of Town Hall |

19 | that the sum of $8 be paid to Samuel Simpson Road overseer as a part of the sum granted to repair a bridge in said Road division |

20 | that the sum of $4 be paid to the treasurer for extra services and stationary for the year 1871 |

21 | that the sum of $2 be paid to Mr Dacon for legal advice to be paid out of the road fund |

22 | that a note of thanks be and is hereby tendered by this council to Stafford McBratney Esq Reeve for the very efficient manner in which be has conducted the business of this municipality for the last year |

23 | that a note of thanks be tendered to the Clerk for the fair and able manner which be has conducted the business of this Municipality for the year 1871 |

24 | that the minutes of this day be now read and if found correct approved |

25 | that this council do now adjourn |