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Old Town of Broad Ripple Meeting Minutes #184
posted: Jun. 01, 2023

I feel these next few issues are going to be quite repetitive. They are concerning several street improvements and land annexations, but I am trying to preserve the minutes so will be including them as they are written. -Alan
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 - Alan
The original minutes books are at the Indiana State Archives at 6440 E. 30th St.

Here is the one-hundred eighty-fourth installment
Sidewalk on Hancock Street

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Be it resolved by Board of Trustees of the Town of Broad Ripple, Marion County, State of Indiana (all members thereof concurring) that the sidewalks of Hancock Street from Morgan Street to Hamilton Street on the north side and from Morgan Street to the Hamilton St on the south side in said town be improved and the lawns and gutters graded according to the specifications, plans, and profile for the same which are on file in the office of the Town Clerk of said town and which plans, specifications and profile are hereby accepted and adopted and are in the following words and figures. To Wit:
Be it further resolved by the Board of Trustees of said town (all of the members thereof concurring) that it is deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees of said town to improve said parts of said street in accordance with said specifications, plans and profile, aforesaid, and that the total cost of said improvements be assessed against and collected according to the provision of Chapter 118 of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana approved March 8th 1889 and all acts supplementing thereof and amendatory thereto and that said improvements shall be made under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the Town Engineer and the Board of Trustees of said town as in accordance with the plans, specifications, and profile herein before referred to.
Be it further resolved by the Board of Trustees of said town that the Town Engineer sets the proper grade stakes in accordance with the afore mentioned plans and specifications and that the Town Clerk advertise for bids for making that said advertisement be made once each week for three successive weeks in the Indianapolis Sentinel: that sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Trustees of said town at a meeting of said board to be held for the execution of said work and on the seventh (7th) day of February 1905 at 7:30 o'clock P.M. on said day and give notice to the property owners accordingly and that the Town Clerk give notice by an advertisement once each for two successive weeks not less than (10) days prior to the 7th day of February 1905 in which said notice shall be stated the time and place when and where the property owners along the line of said improvement can make objection to the necessity for the construction thereof as provided by law and that said objections can be made and will be heard by the Board of Trustees of said town at the regular meeting of said board to be held at 7 o'clock P.M. on the 7th day of February 1905 or by receiving the objections to said improvement in writing and ______ the same with the Town Clerk of said town not later than 7 o'clock P.M. on said day at which said meeting said objections will be heard and considered by the Board of Trustees of said town.
Be it further resolved by the Board of Trustees of said town (all members thereof concurring) that an emergency exists for the immediate taking effect of these resolutions therefore the same shall be in full force and effect from and after the passage.
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