Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v03n19)
Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes #62
posted: Sept. 22, 2006
The Town of Broad Ripple was incorporated in 1894, and started holding regular meetings at that time. In each issue, I will print my transcription of the old Town of Broad Ripple meeting minutes. These are taken from the original, hand-written minutes that contain many spelling errors. I have transcribed all the records as they were entered, including errors. I will make some corrections to the text in brackets [ ]. The original minutes books are at the Indiana State Archives at 6440 E. 30th St.
In the last installment: new town board sworn in
Here is the sixty-second installment:
11th May 1898
The board met in special session C.L. Kirk & H.C. Gresh present.
On motion of H.C. Gresh a bill for $2.00 for 1 day service as election inspector was allowed N.B.G. Florander & an order drawn in favor of Mrs. N.B.G. Florander for sum.
J.H. Campbell as Judge $2.00 for Rope Muslin & aranging booths $1.00 was allowed
M.R. Lickens was allowed $2.00 as judge of election & room rent for holding same $2.00 & 14 meals served election board $4.90 (_4_)
P.A. Hinds allowed $2.00 for services as Clerk at election
L.B. Eubanks " $2.00 " " " "
E. Morris " $1.50 " " Election sherriff "
D. Roberts " $1.50 " " " " "
C. Silveys report at Town Treasurer cash $289.16 was received, same paid over to Jn. O. Brenniman
The Board of J.O. Brenneman as Town Treasurer for $1.000 with Peter Delello & J.H. Campbell as sureties was accepted
On motion H.C. Gresh the resignation of N.B.G. Florander as Trustee of 1st ward was accepted.
On motion of H.C. Gresh, C.W. Heady was appointed to fill the unexpired term of N.B.G. Florander as Trustee of 1st District of the town of Broad Ripple
On motion of H.C. Gresh a bill for $6.00 (for six months) salary was allowed. M.R. Lickins as Trustee from Nov 10th to May 10th 1898
On motion of H.C. Gresh a bill for $6.00 for six months service at town Treasurer was allowed Chas. Silvey Nov thru May
A Bill for $6.00 was allowed H.C. Gresh for service as town Treasurer
A Bill for $21.00 was allowed L.F. Pierce for service as Marshall from April 10th to May 10th 1898
A bill for $6.00 was allowed Jas H. Brady as service as town Clerk
A bill of $6.00 was allowed N.B.G. Florander for service as town Trustee and an order drawn in favor of Mrs. N.B.G. Florander for same.
On motion of H.C. Gresh a bill for $10.95 was allowed the Sentinel Printing Company for election supplies.
On motion of H.C. Gresh the bill of M.R. Lickins for $3.00 for six months office rent was allowed.
On motion of H.C. Gresh a bill 35¢ was allowed L.F. Pierce for receipt book & repairing ditch.
C.L. Kirk Pres.
Jas. H. Brady Clerk