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Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes #172
posted: Aug. 04, 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 seventy-second installment

Broad Ripple, Ind, Jan 6th 1904.
The Board of Trustees of the Town met in regular session all members present
The minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. The following bills were allowed.

A.J. Campbell for one oil stove $3.65
JF Metsker months salary 30.00
JW Bates $10.00 one years salary as Secretary of Health Board.
J.W. Bates 2.80 for 7 loads of gravel hauled.
J.W. Bates 2.00 expenses for attend in Health Officer School.
Nothing further
Board adjourned

DW Harcourt
J.E. Dungan Clerk

Broad Ripple
Feb 3rd 1904
The Board of Trustees of the town of Broad Ripple met in postponed meeting from Tuesday the 2nd,
JF Metsker was allowed $30.00 his month's salary as Marshal. The Christian Church being thought to be unsafe, L.B. Lanhan was appointed to investigate and report to the Town Board if found unsafe. Marshall was instructed to order same closed.
Nothing further
Board adjourned

DW Harcourt
J.E. Dungan Clerk

Broad Ripple Ind
March 1st 1904
Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple met in regular session. The following bills were allowed. To JF Metsker for one months services as Marshal $30.00. To Frank E. Watts 3.50 for 25 gals oil.
Nothing further
Board adjourned

J.E. Dungan Clerk


alan@broadripplegazette.com
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