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Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v08n18)
Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes #131
posted: Sept. 02, 2011

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.

Feby 4th 1902
Board met in regular session. J. O. Brenneman being absent. The minutes of Jany 14th read and approved.
A bill of $31.40 was allowed O.J. Pursel salary to Feby 14 and supplies furnished the Town.
A bill of $6.40 was allowed the Standard Oil Co for 80 gallons oil.
Letter from Indpls Water Co granting the town the privilege of putting supports under canal bridge at Cherry St [now Guilford] read & filed.

C.L. Kirk clerk

[margin note]
approved Mch 4th 1902
Jas H. Brady Pres.

Mch 4th 1902
Town board of trustees met in regular session all members present. Minutes of Feby 4th read and approved.
A bill of $27.61 was allowed A.J. Pursel for salary to Mch 14 1902 and other supplies furnished the town.
Approved 4/1/1902 C.L. Kirk clerk
Jas. H. Brady

Apr 1st 1902
The Town Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple, Ind. met in regular session, all members present.
The minutes of Mch 4th 1902 read and approved.
The following bills were allowed
A.J. Pursel $14.90 services as Marshall Mch 14th to Apr 1st and supplies furnished the town.
Standard Oil Co. 95 cents for 10 gal gasoline.
The resignation of A.J. Pursel as Marshal read and accepted. On motion of J.O. Brenneman Geo. B. Melick was appointed Marshall to fill the unexpired time.
On motion of J.O. Brenneman the clerk was instructed to notify the Street Car Co. to repair Shelby Street according to the provisions of their franchise.
A.J. Pursel turned over the Marshall badge, Deputy badge, bunch of keys, pair handcuffs, nippers and mace.
The bond of Geo. B. Melick as marshal with J.M. Watts, J.C. Stewart, C.W. Healy and J.H. Ferguson as sureties was accepted and he was duly sworn in as Marshal.
Approved May 6th 1902
Attest C.L. Kirk clerk
John O Brenneman President Protemp

[margin notes]
Geo. B. Melick hereby received for 1 mace, 1 pr. Nippers, 1 pr. Hand cuffs, Marshal badge, Deputy badge and bunch of keys, 1 lantern.
[signed] George B. Melick


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