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Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes #169
posted: Jun. 23, 2022

This historic serial has run on and off in the last 18 years of the Broad Ripple Gazette. It appears that the last paper issue that had room for it was March 3, 2017. I will try to include it from here on out. The intention is to share the history of Broad Ripple, help people find their ancestors in the text, and to complete the transcriptions of these important early documents.
A key to this passage: Morgan Street is now Guilford, North is now 64th, Hancock is now Westfield. See more of our street name research at BroadRippleHistory.org - Alan

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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.
For a partial (and currently being updated) list of previously published transcriptions of the minutes search here.

Here is the one-hundred sixty-ninth installment

Broad Ripple, Ind, Sept. 14th 1903.
The Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple met in special session on call of the president D.W. Harcourt, who stated that the purpose of the meeting was to pass ordinances fixing the names of the streets running from the west side of Morgan Street (Guilford Avenue today) on the south side of the canal to the south corporation line of Broad Ripple, and fixing grade of said street and also the grade of Light Avenue. The following ordinances were adopted.

An ordinance fixing the name of the street running from the west side of Morgan Street on the south side of the canal, to the south corporation line of the Town of Broad Ripple, Indiana, and declaring an emergency

Section 1
Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, State of Indiana, that the street running from the west side of Morgan Street to the south corporation line of said Town on the south side of the canal be and the same shall hereafter be known by the name of Canal Avenue We have no record of a Canal Avenue).

Section 2.
Whereas, an emergency exists for the immediate taking effect of the ordinance, the same shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

An ordinance fixing and establishing the grade of Canal Avenue in the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, Indiana, from west line of Morgan Street on the south side of the canal to the south corporation line of said Town and declaring an emergency.

Section 1
Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, State of Indiana, that the grade of Canal Avenue in the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, State of Indiana from west line of Morgan Street on the south side of the canal, to the south corporation line of said Town be and the same is hereby fixed and established upon the following grade, towit: -

Beginning on the west line of Morgan Street with a cut of nine and one half ( 9 ½ ) inches and run south westwardly on an ascending grade of thirty-five hundredths (35/100) of a foot per one hundred (100') feet, to, station 4 plus 25; thence on a descending grade of five tenths (5/10) of a foot per one hundred (100) feet to station 19; thence on a descending grade of twenty-five hundredth (25/100) of a foot per one hundred (100) feet to station 21 plus 50 or the south corporation line of Broad Ripple.

An ordinance fixing and establishing the grade of Canal Avenue in the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, State of Indiana, from the south line of Shelby Street (Broad Ripple Avenue today) to the south corporation line of Broad Ripple, and declaring an emergency.

Section 1
Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, State of Indiana, that the grade of Light Avenue in the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, State of Indiana from the south line of Shelby Street to the south corporation line of Broad Ripple, Marion County, Indiana, be and the same is hereby fixed and established upon the following grade, towit: -

Beginning at the south line of Shelby Street with a cut of eighteen and one half (18 ½) inches and running south on ascending grade of twenty five hundredths (25/100) of a foot per hundred feet to station ___ thence on a descending grade of two tenths (2/10) of a foot per 100 feet to station 6 plus 9 and an the south corporation line of Broad Ripple.

Section 2.
Whereas, an emergency exists for the immediate taking effect of the ordinance, the same shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

There being nothing further Board adjourned

DW Harcourt Pres.
J.E. Dungan Clerk


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