# Elizabethtown Township Council Motion Papers for 1873

1873 | first meeting of the year (no month specified) |

1 | that James McLaren and John Moles be appointed auditors for the year 1873 at the salary of twelve dollars each |

2 | that Joseph Stacy and Abraham Hrtn be appointed assessor for the current year a Salary of 20 dollars each |

3 | that Thomas Smith and Joseph Stewart be appointed Tavern Licence Inspectors for 1873 at the salary of Ten Dollars each |

4 | that the minutes of this council be published in the Brockville Monitor provided be publish the same as formerly for the sum of $12 dollars |

5 | that Joseph Rath be collector for the first electoral division of the Township of Elizabethtown at a salary of eighty dollars and Samuel McConkey be appointed as collector for second electoral division at a salary of sixty dollars for the current year |

6 | that the Trustees of School No 1 be paid the sum of $150 dollars being the amount levied on said section for School purposes and the Clerk order the sae to be paid to Alexander Miller |

7 | that Thomas B. Webster be appointed as road ? For the current year in the Township of Elizabethtown |

8 | that the Trustees of School Section No 3 be paid the sum of $240 the amount levied on said section for School purposes and the Clerk order the said amount to be paid to William Wilson |

9 | tat Mrs Horton be exempted from tax for 1872 the amount being 97 cents and the collector get a copy of this resolution |

10 | that the account of James Breakerage be received that he be paid the sum of eleven dollars for services as returning officer for the first electoral division of Elizabethtown |

11 | that Bidrand Eurn be paid the sum of $8 dollars for his services as returning Officers for holding the gate ? And Poll ? ? Fees and the clerk order the same to be paid |

12 | that the sum of three dollars and fifty cents be paid to trustees of School Section No 14 of Elizabethtown as uncollectible and the clerk order the same to be paid Benjamin Frances |

13 | that John Stephens Collector for the front Electoral ? Be paid the sum of $5 dollars for certain services and the clerk order the same to be paid |

14 | that Alonzo Bonsteel be paid the sum of $4 dollars for cutting eight cords of wood for the use of Town Hall |

15 | that leave be giving to introduce a bylaw to establish a road in the first concession of Elizabethtown |

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

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

18 | that said by law do now pass and be entitled by law to establish a road in the first concession of Elizabethtown |

19 | that Andrew Gaddis Collector for the first Electoral Division be and he is hereby authorized to continue and complete his collection of taxes by the first Monday of February next |

20 | that this council does adjourn and stay adjourned until the first Monday in February at the hour of ten o’clock AM |

1873 | February |

1 | that Nathan Baxter be paid the sum of $6.07 cents for furnishing wood for Mrs McGraw and ??? Also $1.42 to Wm Nicolson for furnishing provisions and the clerk order this sum to be paid to the ? |

2 | that Robert Stewart be appointed as inspector of taverns in place of Joseph Stewart resigning |

3 | that George Bolton furnish eight cords of hard wood for the use of the Town Hall at the sum of three dollars and seventy five cents per cord |

4 | that the sum of Seven Dollars be now paid to William Shermard for shovelling snow on the Victoria Road as he has paid out the same and that a further sum of sixty eight cents be paid to him for repairs on toll house No 1 on Victoria Macadamized Road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

5 | that Thomas Wood be paid the sum of $270.20 cents for furnishing braking and spreading 207 yards of stone on the Victoria Road and opening two culberts and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

6 | that Edward Davis be allowed to cut and remove the timber on the fifth Concession in the rear o Lots N 36 and 37 by paying the Treasurer of this Municipality the sum of $2.00 |

7 | that Eratus Morrow be appointed assessor in place of Abraham Horton resigned |

8 | that Daniel Scott be appointed road commissioner for the municipality of Elizabethtown to Superintends all money grants made by this council on any public roads in this township |

9 | that Henry Maud Esq. be paid the sum of $12 for burying a stranger killed by accident in the Mill of the aforesaid Henry Maud |

10 | that the Prayer of the Petition of David Donald and other be complied with and the overseer of road division No 56 be notified to have Oak Street opened in accordance with said petition and the clerk do give such motion |

11 | that Prayer of the Petition of James Moor and 24 others be complied with and the sum of $50 dollars be granted to repaid the road heading from the Victoria Road to Horton’s Corner |

12 | that said by law be read a second time |

12 | that the account of Elijah Mott not be extended by this council for the expense of taking a lunatic [sic] to gaol |

13 | that leve giving to introduce a by law to appoint a certain number of Township officers for the Township of Elizabethtown for the year 1873 |

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

16 | that said by law do now pass and be entitled bylaw to appoint a certain number of Township officers for the Township of Elizabethtown for the year 1873 |

17 | that the Reeve be and he is hereby authorized to provide a proper Seal for this Municipality |

18 | that F.Lmoor Treasurer be and he is hereby authorized to take legal steps to enforce the payment of all money now in the collectors hands belonging to this township |

19 | that the overseers of highways and others Township officers of this municipality be appointed on the first Monday in March next |

20 | that this council do now adjourn until Monday 24day of February at the hour of ten o clock AM for the purpose of issuing certificates to Inn Keepers |

1873 | June |

1 | that the Reeve and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to grant to Edward Harvey a certificate to the giver of Tavern Licences for a transfer of the Tavern Licence of Edward Harvey to him the said Edward Harvey for as he has complied with the law and bylaw of the municipality in that behalf |

2 | that Benjamin Chapman be paid the sum of $4 for laying out a wash in the first concession of Elizabethtown |

2 | that Alexander Miller be appointed as road overseer of road division no 57 in place of Hector Beadfield resigned |

3 | that the Prayer and the Petition of Samuel Simpson and others be complied with and the sum of $7 dollars be granted to repair a bridge in the 2nd Concession and the clerk order the same to be paid to George Simpson Esq. |

4 | that William Tiblick overseer of Highways for Road Division No 41 be and is hereby recommended to lay out at least eight days Statute labour on repairing four culverts on the side road between Lots No 6 and 7 in the 10th Concession and that said work be done by Michael Cosgrove and George C.Moore Esq. and that said Overseer get a copy of this resolution |

5 | that the overseer of Road Division No 54 be recommended to allow James Green to do his Statute Labour on the concession road in front of his Lot in the 4th Concession and the overseer get a copy of this resolution |

6 | that $5.00 be granted to John Sanders on the petition of Charles Manish and twelve others and the Clerk order the same to be paid to John Sanders |

7 | that James Grant be appointed overseer of road division No 5 in place of John Dale, resigned |

8 | that Norman Coleman be appointed overseer of road division No 15 in place of Robert Widdis, resigned |

9 | that the petition of James Gillerlan and twelve others be complied with and that the sum of ten dollars be granted to Samuel Tackberry as he is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to Abraham Horton |

9 | that the Reeve and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to grant a certificate to the Issuer of Tavern License to grant Thomas Conner a License to keep a Tavern at Greenbush as he has complied with the Laws respecting Inns and houses of public entertainment in this municipality |

10 | that the sum of $8.00 dollars be granted to Mrs McGrath a destitute woman and the Clerk order the sum to be paid to the Moore [sic] for Wm Baxter as he has furnished provisions to the said amount |

11 | that the tender of John Griffin for building a bridge at Seley’s Corners be accepted it being the lowest tender and Abraham Horton Esq. be appointed commissioner to supervise the building of said bridge |

12 | that the Reeve and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to grant to Edison Cranwell a certificate to the Issuer of Tavern Licences for a Transfer of the Tavern Licence of Ethan Draper to him Edison Caswell as he has complied with the laws and by laws of the municipality in that behalf |

14 | that this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned till the first Monday in July next at the hour of ten of the clock AM |

1873 | July 7th |

1 | that Charles Goff be paid the sum of $65.60 cents for furnishing braking and spreading 41 yds of stone on the Victoria Road in Section No 8 and the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

2 | that the account of Boyd and Bennett be complied with and the sum of $20.80 cents for lumber to John Moles to repair cuverts in his road division and that the clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same amount |

3 | that Alexander Morrison be paid the sum of $228 and 21 cents for furnishing braking and spreading 152 yards, 4 feet of stone on Section No 3 on the Victoria Road and the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

4 | that the sum of $20.00 be paid to Edmond J.Emmons being the amount of grant to be expended on side road between lots no 25-25 to mark being done in a satisfactory manor and the clerk order the same to be paid |

5 | that the account of Edward Bragg to one coffin & fixtures for the burrell of Mrs G, Elvin $6.50 and the clerk order the same to be paid to Mr Stafford per order of Mr Bragg |

6 | that N.Baxter be paid the sum of ten dollars and sixty cents for five weeks board of Persilla McGraw and 6 yds cotton delivered and that the clerk order the same to be paid |

7 | that the account of J.Jelly be complied with in the sum of $2.50 for services on a call with regard to municipal matters and that the Clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same amount |

8 | that the accounts of David Wylie for advertising amounting to $3.73 be paid and the clerk order the same to be paid to the Reeve for David Wylie |

9 | that the sum of $7.00 be paid to George Simpson being grant of council to repair bridge in second concession lot no 2 of Elizabethtown and the clerk order the same to be paid to Samuel Simpson per order of George Simpson |

10 | that the balance of the grant made on the side road leading from the Victoria Road to Greenbush amounting to $50 dollars be paid to Alexander Borthwick and John Smith commissioners as they have certified said work to be done |

10 | that the application of school trustees of School Section No33 in the township of Elizabethtown be complied with and that the sum of seventy five dollars be levied and collected on the taxable property of said section for school purposes exclusive of expenses for the year 1873 |

11 | that Mrs Thomas Burns and Mrs John Godkin be paid the sum of $5. each for taking care of Mary Elvin during her sickness and the Clerk order the same to be paid to the ? |

12 | that George Buell account for ? Appeal notices be not entertained by this council |

13 | that the sum of $9 dollars be paid to the Widow of the late John Lawrence for his Services while a member of this council and the Clerk order the same to be paid to Samuel Simpson for the said Widow Lawrence |

15 | that the sum of $1.40 cents be paid to the Reeve for registering bylaw and the Clerk order the same to be paid |

16 | that Abraham Horton Esq. be paid the sum of $10 as overseer of a bridge built at Seeley’s Corners by John Giffin and that the clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same amount |

17 | that the Petition of Stephen Halladay and others be received and laid over for further consideration |

18 | that this council do now adjourn and stand adjourned until the first Monday in August next at the hour of ten of the clock AM except sooner called by the reeve |

1873 | September |

1 | that the prayer of the Petition of Joseph Stewart and 32 others be complied with and the sum of $6 dollars per month be granted to aid in the support of Robert Ferguson and Wife as they are in destitute circumstances and Joseph Stewart be appointed to layout the same and the Clerk ask the same to be paid until otherwise ordered |

2 | that the sum of twelve dollards be granted to Stephen Smyth as he is in destitute circumstances and that the clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same amount to be aid to Mrs Smyth |

3 | that six dollars and fifty cents be refunded to Thomas N Connors he having paid License fees for the whole year and did not obtain a License until the month of June |

4 | that John Walker be paid the sum of $30 dollars for building a Bridge that the Grand Trunk Railway in the first concession agreeable to contract and the Clerk order the same to be paid to the mover. |

5 | that fifty dollars be granted to be laid out on the road across Lot No 9 in the 10th Concession of Elizabethtown and that said work be under the inspection of the road commissioner |

5 | that thirty dollars be granted to be laid out on the road across lot No 9 in the 10 concession of Elizabethtown and the commissioner Daniel Scott to lay out such money to the best advantage to the benefit of said road |

6 | that the Reeve and Robert Barlow be appointed to examine a Bridge at Greenbush and report to this council the necessary repairs |

7 | that the sum of $2.00 be paid to Wm. Stafford for inspecting Bridge West of Brockville |

8 | that council do now adjourn until the first Monday in October at the hour of ten o’clock AM |

that the Reeve and assessors be paid the sum of $4 dollars each and the Clerk be paid the sum of $8 as collectors of taxes and the Clerk order the same to be paid | |

1873 | October |

1 | that the prayer of the petition of Thomas Bell and 14 others be complied with that twenty dollars be granted to the aid of Ellen O. Maro a person of unsound mind and in destitute circumstances said money to be paid to Thomas Bell Esq. to be laid out in her behalf as he may think proper. |

2 | that the sum of $18 dollars be paid to Hannah Mott for keeping Mrs McGraw for 9 weeks as she is in destitute circumstances and the clerk order the same to be paid to the ? For Hannah Mott |

3 | that Philip Manhard overseer of Road o 2 be paid the sum of $9 dollars being the amount of ? Statute labour not performed in his division and the clerk ask the same to be paid |

4 | that two dollars be refunded to Ruben Pier he having paid auctioneers licence fees for the whole year and not having obtained the same until October the 6th and that the clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same amount |

5 | that leave be given to introduce a by law to leavy and collect upon the assessed taxable property of the Township of Elizabethtown the sum of four hundred dollars |

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

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

8 | that said by Law do now pass and be entitled by Law to levy and collect upon the assessed taxable property of the Township of Elizabethtown the sum of four Hundred Dollars |

9 | that Mr. William Schofford be appointed by this council to confer with Mr. Shipman appointed by young council and report to this council what the cost and conditions the road on tow line between Elizabethtown and Young from thence to the mill in question and connect with other leading roads |

10 | that the sum of fifty Dollars be paid to William B.Bolton being grant by council to repair side road leading from Greenbush to Victoria Macadamized Road in accordance with the commissioner on the same and the clerk order the same to be paid |

11 | That the Account of McMullen & Co be paid it being forty three dollars and sixty three cents and that the clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same amount $15 out of the road fund and the balance out of the Township fund |

12 | that $36 dollars of Clergy money be divided amongst the School Sections of this Township in the following manner, namely Sections No 1 $10, No 12 $5, No 26 $9, No 27 $9.31 cents, No 28 $5, No 29 $2, No 30 $5, No 31 $6 bring union section all the full Sections will leave the sum of $13.11 cents each and the Clerk ? the sum to be paid to the Trustees of each School Section |

13 | that leave be given to introduce a by law to appoint Collectors for the Township of Elizabethtown for the year AD 1873 |

14 | that said by law be read a seconded time forthwith |

14 | for leave to introduce By-law No 271 to fix the place for the Municipal Electors of the Township to meet to Nominate Reeves and Councillors for the ensuing year 1870 |

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

16 | that the said by law do now pass and be entitled By Law to appoint Collectors for the Township of Elizabethtown for the year AD 1873 |

17 | that Samuel Smith Road Commissioner be paid the sum of $10 for services rendered and the clerk order the same to be paid |

18 | that the Reeve Robert Barlow and the ? Be appointed committee to confer with the President of the B & O Railway Company with request them a settlement between this Municipality and the said railway Co. |

19 | that leave be giving to introduce a by law to leavy and collect the several sums of money hereafter intended and set forth |

20 | That said by law be read a second time forthwith |

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

22 | that said bylaw do now pass and be entitled by law to leavy and collect the several sum of money hereafter mentioned and setforth |

23 | that this council do now adjourn until the first Monday in November next except sooner called by the Reeve |

note | F.L.Moor, Esq. Dear Sir, I have enclosed Inspectors Cheque for the amt. of $7.50 pease remit immediately by mail and oblige yourself, G.Hall, Lyn August 14th 1873 |

note | Lyn July 26th 1873, $8.00; Received Eight Dollars from N.Baxter for Boarding and taken care of Priscilla Magraugh four weeks from the 7th of July to the 4th of August which amount the council will please pay and oblige yours truly (signed) J.W.Mott |

1873 | November |

1 | that the sum of $25.00 be paid to Humphrey Young being grant of council for sinking a well at Greenbush and the clerk order the same to be paid. |

2 | that John Weslac be paid the sum of $17.50 for building a culbert on the Victoria Road in Section No 4 and the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

3 | that John Weslac be paid the sum of $87 dollars for furnishing breaking and spreading 57 yards of stone on the Victoria road in section No 4 and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

4 | that the sum of $169.50 be paid to Samuel and John Beact for breaking and spreading stone on Victoria road and $12.00 for repairing bridge on said road and the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

5 | that Wm. A. Hesttake be paid the sum of $56.50 for breaking and spreading 37 yds 18ft of stone on the Victoria Macadamized Road in Section No 4 & 5 and that the clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

6 | that the Reeve be and he is hereby authorized to advertise for the letting of Toll Gates No 1 and No 2 on the Victoria Road and also for repairing such road to be let by public auction on the first Monday of December next at the hour of 12 o’clock noon |

7 | that Darench Halleday be appointed Returning Officer for the first Electoral Division and John Young Esq. be appointed Returning Officer for the second Electoral Division of the Township of Elizabethtown for to hold the next Municipal Election for the year 1874 |

8 | that Vanesler McVay be paid the sum of $72.14 cents for furnishing, braking and spreading 48 yards 3 feet of stone on the Victoria Road in Section No 7 and the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

9 | that G. VanRenseller be paid the sum of $7.00 for repairing culbert on the Victoria Macadamized Road on Sec No 7 and that the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the Road fund |

10 | that John Baker be paid the sum of $20 dollars being his salary as Road Commissioner on the Victoria Road and the Clerk order the same to be paid out of the road fund |

11 | that Dr Jascoined Bill for professional attendance on David Ranger be not entertained |

13 | that the Registration of Jacob A.Brown Esq. Township Clerk be accepted by this council and Nicholas E. Brown be appointed in his stead |

14 | that John Giffen be paid the sum of $15.00 for repairing road in Road Div No 43 as per half of grant from Council and Clerk order the same to be paid |

112 | that the Reeve and Robt Barlow be paid the sum of $2.00 each for examining a bridge at Greenbush and the clerk order the same to be paid |

1873 | December (maybe) |

1 | the sum of $14.55 be paid to McMullen and Co for printing minutes and notices for letting toll gates and roads jobs and stationary six dollars of the amount to be paid out of the road fund and the clerk order the same to be paid |

2 | that Hannah Motts bill amounting to $16.00 for boarding and keeping Percilla McGraw a destitute person for eight weeks be paid and that the Clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same |

3 | that the Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to correct the assessment of school Sect No 33 by adding the assessment of Joseph Miller, John B.Moor and Ruben Per to said Section |

4 | that the account of N.S. McDonald amounting to $9.00 for legal advice be paid and the clerk order the same to be paid |

5 | that the sum of $61.85 be paid to Amos Easton for breaking and spreading 42 yds and 17 feet of stone on the Victoria Road and the clerk order the sae to be paid out of the road fund |

6 | that the Trustees of School Section No 1 be paid the sum of $150 dollars being payment of the amount collected on said section for school purposes and the Clerk order the same to be paid to the Trustees |

7 | that the Petition of John Crozier and fourteen others be complied with and that $50.00 be granted for repairing road between Lots Number 6 and 7 in the 10th Concession of Elizabethtown said petitioners having bound themselves to perform $27.00 worth of work on said Road to be subject to inspection of Road overseers moneys to be paid when road completed |

8 | that the prayer of the petition of Robert Mofftt and twenty one others be complied with and that thirty dollars be granted to be laid out on the side road between Lots No 12 and 13 in the eleventh Concession of Elizabethtown, when said petitioners to perform thirty dollards worth of work on said road and that Robert Moffatt and David Stoddards be appointed as commissioners of said work and the money grant to come under the inspection of the road commissioner said road being in an almost impassable condition |

9 | that Willia Hill be paid the sum of thirty five dollards for work done on mud creek bridge per grant of this council be being commissioner of said work and that the clerk give an order on the treasurer for the same |

10 | that John Giffen be paid the sum of $15.00 being the remainder of grant on Road across lot no 9 in the 10th Concession of Elizabethtown and the Clerk order the same to be paid |

11 | that the reeve and clerk be and are hereby authorized to grant Asa Tompkins a certificate to issuer of Tavern license of John Earl to him the said Asa Thompkins as he has complied with the laws and by laws of this municipality in that behalf |

12 | that eave be giving to introduce a by law to Appoint Nicholas E.Brown Clerk of the Municipality of the Township of Elizabethtown |

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

14 | that said By law be read a third time forthwith |

15 | that the said by law do now pass and be entitled by law to appoint Nicholas E. Brown Clerk of the Municipality of Elizabethtown |

16 | that the Trustees of School Section No 17 be paid the sum of $200 dollars being part of the assessment on said Section for school purposes and the Clerk order the same to be paid |

17 | that leave be given to introduce a by law to appoint returning officers for the holding the Municipal Elections for the year 1874 |

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

19 | that the said By law be read a 3rd time forthwith |

20 | that John Giffen be paid the sum of $40 on contract repairing a bridge at Greenbush and the Clerk order the sum to be paid. |

20 | that the said By law do now pass and be entitled By law for to appoint Returning officers for holding Municipal Elections for the year 1874 |

21 | that this council do now adjourn subject to the call of the Reeve |