DESIRED BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE REGARDING THE PLAN TO BOND FOR PARKS
COUNCIL HAD BUSY SESSION
QUITE A NUMBER OF IMPROVEMENTS WERE ORDERED CONSTRUCTED
From Wednesday's Daily-
The city council met last evening in regular adjourned session and disposed of a considerable grist of routine business. Among the matters of special interest was a supplementary report filed by the special committee composed of Aldermen Wright, Christianson and Sargent, named some time ago, relative to the purchase of the property adjoining the Carnegie Library and the best means of securing same. The supplementary report recommended that an expression of the voters be secured on the bonding proposition to secure funds to purchase the property referred to and other desirable park property. The report was adopted and it will be decided later whether a special election will be called or whether the matter will be voted on at the regular fall election.
The recommendation for water mains on Minnesota and Nelson streets was adopted.
New sidewalk crossings were ordered in a number of places in Sampson's Additon.
The petition to transfer the poolroom license from Carl Ness to Messrs. Bart & Blackman was granted.
The petition for the vacation of St. Paul street between Woodland Ave. and the river was referred to the street and bridge committee.
The usual grist of sidewalk assessments were refunded.
A saloon license was granted to Otto Kilen.
The application for permission to repair the building recently occupied on South Main street by Will Johnson as a confectionery store, was taken up, and S.M. Sivertson named as one of the arbitrators. The owner of the property names the second and the two appoint the third, and the three pass on the extent of the damage done.
Water mains were ordered from the present terminus on Woodland Ave. to Nelson street and on Nelson Street to Pleasant Ave.
The size of the proposed 6th street water mains were changed to some extent.
Salary to be Increased
On motion is was decided that beginning the first Monday in December the salary of Judge Gossman, of the municipal court, should be increased to $90 per month and Clerk N.B. Moran's salary should be increased to $40 per month, an increase of $15 in both cases.
The council will meet this evening in special adjourned session to act on the application for license by James Fraser.
Source: Crookston Times Saturday August 28, 1909
Submitter: Brenda G.
Updated: April 20, 2015, K. Kittleson