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Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes #182
posted: Jan. 12, 2023

This historic serial has run on and off in the last 18 years of the Broad Ripple Gazette. 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.
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 [ ]. I will try to include street name changes, such as: Morgan Street is now Guilford, North is now 64th, Hancock is now Westfield. See more of our street name research at BroadRippleHistory.org - Alan
The original minutes books are at the Indiana State Archives at 6440 E. 30th St.

Here is the one-hundred eighty-second installment
Clerk resigns and Brenneman took oath

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Broad Ripple, Ind
Oct 4th, 1904
The board of trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple met in regular session, all members present.
The following bills were allowed.
J.F. Metsker 1 month marshal $30.00
John Vansyoc 12 hrs hauling $3.60
The bill of the surveyor Fatout was laid over till another meeting.

Nothing further, the board on regular motion adjourned.
F.E. Dungan Clerk
D.W. Harcourt Pres

Broad Ripple, Ind
Nov 1 - 1904
The board of trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple met in regular session, all members present.
Thos Metsker was allowed $30.00, one moth's salary as marshal. F.E. Dungan 7 month's salary as Clerk $10.50 and also accepted recognition of F.E. Dungan as Town Clerk.
Nothing further. Board closed its meeting

F.E. Dungan (crossed out)

Motion made and carried calling a special meeting for Thursday Eve. Nov 3rd to pass on ordinance to fix and establish grade of Shelby Street in the Town of Broad Ripple and to elect a new clerk over F.E. Dungan
No other business. Board adjourned.
F.E. Dungan clerk
Approved Dec 3rd, 1904
D.W. Harcourt

{margin note}
Dec 1
_________ F.E. Dungan resigned. J.O. Brenneman took the prescribed oath as clerk and acted as such at the special meeting Nov 3rd 1904


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