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Medford City Council Minutes 1886

The following is transcribed from the original official minutes, found in huge leather-bound volumes in the Medford City Recorder's office. Spelling, punctuation and layout have been regularized only as necessary for clarity.*



Regular Meeting--
January 5th 1886--

    The Board of Trustees of the Town of Medford Met at the Recorders [office] in said Town on the 5th day of July at 7 Oclock P.M.

Present J. S. Howard, A. Childers and Dr. E. P. Geary--
Absent I. J. Phipps & W. H. Barr

The Minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved

Report of Finance Committee
Bills Presented
Bill of J. H. Redfield for Service $11.33

Report of Officers
The report of E. G. Hurt was read and On Motion--Ordered placed on file--

Report of Finance Committee
    The Finance Committee Report the following bills--
Bill of G. E. Walton 3.00
   "     "  W. F. Williamson 15.50
   "     "  E. G. Hurt 28.00
   "     "  J. A. Whiteside 3.00
   "     "  H. Smith & Son Lumber 9.09
   "     "  W. L. Redden 6.00
   "     "  John Norton 6.00
   "     "  J. K. Darnell 6.00
   "     "  J. N. Walter 6.00
   "     "  Sam Baker     Labor 2.50
   "     "  Ed Johnson        "      1.25
   "     "  James Raines     "      2.50
   "     "  John Raines       "      2.50
   "     "  I. J. Phipps 3.45
   "     "  A. E. Woods 4.50
   "     "  Merriman & Trumbull .75
   "     "  E. G. Hurt 6.25
   "     "  G. Gard Labor 5.25
   "     "  I. J. Phipps 10.71
   "     "  A. M. Woodford 3.00
   "     "  A. E. Woods 3.00
   "     "  R. T. Lawton for Services 95.90
   "     "  R. T. Lawton for Services 38.35

On Motion--The Board of Trustees proceeded to canvass the returns of the Town Election held January the 4th 1886 with the following result

The following is the vote for the respective offices--
A. Childers     received 103 votes  )
J. S. Howard          "       104     "      )
Frank Galloway     "       114     "      )   Trustees
E. P. Geary            "       105     "      )
G. W. Howard       "       112     "      )

Isaac Woolf received 73 votes for Marshal--
E. G. Hurt           "       115   "     for St Commissioner
Geo. S. Walton  "       116   "       "    Recorder
Chas. Strang       "       121   "       "    Treasurer

On Motion--The Bonds of the following Officers are fixed at the following rates--
                   Recorder $500--
                   Marshal $500--
                   Treasurer $500--
                   St Commissioner $300--

On Motion
    The Board of Trustees adjourned to meet at the Recorder's Office on Thursday the 7th day of January AD 1886 PM

Attest                                                              J. S. Howard, Pres
    R. T. Lawton
        Recorder



Adjourned Meeting--
Medford January 7th 1886

    The Board of Trustees met as per adjournment at the office of the Recorder at 7½ Oclock PM--

Present J. S. Howard, A. Childers, E. P. Geary and I. J. Phipps--

Minutes of the Previous Meeting read and approved

Bills Presented
Bill of J. A. Redfield 10.00
   "     "  B. W. Powell 10.00
   "     "  J. H. Redfield 3.00

Report of Committees
    The Finance Committee Report the following bills & ordered warrants drawn on the Treasury
Bill of J. S. Walton Judge of Ele[ction] 3.00
W. F. Williamson Services as atty &c 15.50
E. G. Hurt Services as St Com 28.00
J. H. Whiteside Clk of Election 3.00
H. S. Smith & Son--for Lumber 29.09
W. L. Redden Team Work 6.00
John Norton       "          "     6.00
J. K. Darnell       "          "     6.00
J. N. Walter        "          "     6.00
Bill of Sam Parker for Labor 2.50
   "     "  Ed. Johnson for Labor 1.25
   "     "  John Raines for Labor 2.50
   "     "  James Raines for Labor 2.50
   "     "  I. J. Phipps 3.45
   "     "  A. E. Woods For Labor 4.50
   "     "  Merriman & Trumbull for Labor .75
   "     "  E. G. Hurt, St. Com 6.25
   "     "  G. Gard, Labor performed 5.25
   "     "  I. J. Phipps 10.00
   "     "  D. T. Lawton Laid over
   "     "  R. T. Lawton Laid over
   "     "  A. M. Woodford Clk Elc 3.00
   "     "  A. E. Woods, Judge     "   3.00
   "     "  Adkins & Webb 6.23

--Report of Officers --
Report of J. H. Redfield placed on file
      "       "  Chas. Strang Referred

--Petition Presented--
    Petition for a Sidewalk on the East side of C Street from 4th to 7th Street Referred--

On Motion
The Board adjourn to meet on the evening of the 9th inst at the usual hour--

Attest                                                   J. S. Howard Pres
    R. T. Lawton
        Recorder




Adjourned Meeting--
Medford January 9th 1886

    The Board of Trustees of the Town of Medford met at the office of the Recorder January 9th 1886, as per adjournment--

Present J. S. Howard, I. J. Phipps, A. Childers and E. P. Geary--

The Minutes of the last was read and approved--

Unfinished Business--
    The Committee on finance reported favorable on the following bills and ordered warrants drawn in payment for the same--
Bill of R. T. Lawton for Services rendered $38.85
    "    "   "   "         "        "         "              "         $95.90
    "    "  B. W. Powell            "          as atty      10.00
    "    "  J. H. Redfield            "         Marshal      3.00
    "    "   "   "         "           for Police Services was indefinitely Postponed--

Treasurer's Report
    The report of the Town Treasurer was reported on favorably by the finance Com and Ordered placed on file--

--Returned--
    The Town Treasurer returned to this Office 38 Canceled Warrants, a memorandum of which was duly entered on the stub of the Warrant Book--

--Bills Presented--
    Bill of Geo. W. Williams for Lumber $7--

--Official Bonds Approved--
    Bond of Geo. S. Walton $500.--
         "     "   E. G. Hurt         $300.--

    The following is the Oath administered to the incoming officers of the Town of Medford, to which they respectively subscribed--

State of Oregon      )
County of Jackson  )   ss
Town of Medford   )
    We the undersigned, Trustees, Recorder, Treasurer, Marshal, and Street Commissioner, Officers Elect for the Town of Medford, County and State aforesaid, do each for himself, solemnly swear that he will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Oregon. And that he will faithfully discharge the duties of the respective Office to which he has been Elected according to law and the best of his ability--

Signed:
J. S. Howard      )
A. Childers        )
Frank Galloway )    Trustees
G. W. Howard   )
E. P. Geary        )

Signed:
Geo. S. Walton   )    Recorder
Isaac Woolf        )     Marshal
C. Strang             )     Treasurer
E. G. Hurt            )     St Commissioner

State of Oregon     )
County of Jackson )
    Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of January AD 1886--
( Seal )                                          R. T. Lawton
                                                            Notary Public

There being no further business before the Board
    On Motion said Board adjourn to meet on Thursday at the usual Hour & place--

Attest                                                                        President
    R. T. Lawton
        Recorder




Adjourned Meeting
Medford January 14th 1886

    The Board of Trustees Met at the Office of the Recorder on the 14th day of January AD 1886 7 Oclock PM

Present J. S. Howard, A. Childers and E. P. Geary
Absent I. J. Phipps & W. H. Barr--

The Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved--

--Bond read & approved
    Isaac Woolf Bond $500--
    Chas Strang      "     $500--

    There being no further business for the old Board of Trustees to transact, and the new Board being in waiting to organize--
    On Motion--The Board of Trustees of the Town of Medford do now adjourn without day--

Attest                                                         J. S. Howard President
    R. T. Lawton
        Recorder



January 14th 1886

    The new Town Board of said Town met at their Hall and was called to order by the Recorder. The Board then proceeded to the Election of a President which resulted in the Election of J. S. Howard for the ensuing year.
    The President then appointed the following Committees for the Ensuing year

Committee on Finance and Ways and Means
E. P. Geary    G. W. Howard    F. Galloway
Committee on Streets
G. W. Howard    A. Childers
Committee on Fire & Water
F. Galloway     G. W. Howard
Committee on Sanitary
A. Childers     E. P. Geary
Committee on Ordinances
E. P. Geary    F. Galloway     A. Childers

    Bill of G. W. Williams for seven dollars for lumber certified by street com Laid over under the rule and referred to com on finance
    Motion to appoint Geo. S. Walton  & W. F. Williamson to revise ordinances and report them to the Committee on ordinances. Committee on ordinances reported on an ordinance to change Sec. 1. & 3 of ordinance No. 5 also an ordinance to create town atty on Motion the Board adjourned.

Attest         Geo S. Walton                                             J. S. Howard
                    Recorder




Medford February 1st 1886

    Board of Trustees met pursuant to appointment members present J. S. Howard, President, E. P. Geary. A. Childers, F. Galloway, & G. W. Howard.
    Minutes of preceding meeting read and approved
    Bill of G. W. Williams approved by Finance Committee and presented for Seven Dollars and on motion was allowed and ordered the Recorder to draw a warrant on Treas
    Ordinance No. 25 to regulate license was presented by Committee on ordinances and was read by Recorder and passed yeas & nays those voting J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, E. P. Geary, A. Childers & F. Galloway.
    The Board ordered the Street Com to lay crosswalks [in] the street running from the Depot to the School House
    Petition from Noland & Ulrich to sell liquor in less quantities than one qt laid over for want of compliance with Ordinance No. 25 ordered by the Board that Noland & Ulrich wished to with[draw?] their petition and money Paid by them that the Recorder be authorized to return the same.
    On Motion the Board adjourned.

Attest   Geo. S. Walton                                                J. S. Howard
              Recorder                                                                              Pres.



Medford March 1st 1886

    Board of Trustees met at their Hall it being a regular [meeting] of said Board minutes of the meeting read and approved all the members of the Board being present the petition of Noland and Ulrich to sell Liquors in less quantities than one quart was taken up as unfinished business granted them to sell liquors from January 1st 1886 to June 30, 1886 and Recorder ordered to issue license to them the committee on finance Reported the following Bills are in favor of R. T. Lawton for 20.60 which he was allowed and ordered a warrant drawn on Treas. one in favor of M. A. McGinnis for $25.00 as per contract on printing on second quarter up to Dec 1st 1885 which was allowed and ordered warrant drawn on Treas. Bill of J. H. Redfield for $4.55 referred to Finance Committee under the Rule.
    Bill E. G. Hurt for $8.75 for services as Street Com referred the same
    Bill of M. A. McGinnis for 3rd quarter of printing same
    Petition of Noland and Ulrich for License to keep Billiard table from January 1st, 1886 to June 30, 1886 granted
    Ordinance No. 26 was presented Committee on Ordinances to suppress bawdy Houses and Houses of Ill fame Read by Recorder and put on its passage all the members of the Board voted yea as their names were called.
    The committee also presented Ordinance No. 27 as a substitute for Ordinance No. 14 which was Read and put upon its passage those voting yea was J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard and E. P. Geary those voting No A. Childers, F. Galloway. Ordinance declared passed.
    At the request of E. G. Hurt Street Commissioner A. E. Wood was appointed dept [deputy] for one month.
    The Board then adjourned to meet Saturday Eve March 6 1886.

Attest
Geo. S. Walton Recorder                                           J. S. Howard  Pres.



Medford March 6th 1886

    Board of Trustees met at their Hall pursuant to adjournment all the members being present  minutes of the last meeting read and approved the committee on Finance reported the following Bills as correct which was allowed as reconsidered to wit M. A. McGinnis for printing as per contract $25.00 E. G. Hurt Street Commission $8.5 I. A. Webb for table and Desk $6.75 J. H. Redfield Services as marshal for 4.50 cut down to $3.00 and ordered warrants drawn on Treas.
    Ordinance No. one presented by committee on ordinances and recommended its passage as revised it was read and put upon its passage all the members voting I [aye] as their names were called except G. W. Howard voted no the Bill passed.
    Ordinance No. 2 Do [ditto] and recommended its passage as revised which was then read and put upon its passage all the members voted [aye] except J. S. Howard no the Bill passed.
    Ordinance No. 3 [omission] and recommend its passage as revised it was then Read and put upon its passage those voting [aye] J. S. Howard, E. P. Geary, G. W. Howard, those voting no A. Childers F. Galloway the Bill passed.
    Ordinance No. 4 was presented by said committee which was referred back to said committee for amendment.
    Bill R. T. Lawton for House rent from February 1st 1886 to February 24th 1886 rejected.
    John S. Miller was appointed Special Policeman for said Town of Medford and required to qualify before the Recorder as required by Ordinance No. 11.
    The Board then adjourned to meet Saturday the 13 next.

Attest         Geo. S. Walton  Recorder
                                                                      J. S. Howard    Pres.



Medford March 13 1886

    Board of Trustees met pursuant to adjournment all the members present minutes of the last meeting read and approved.
    Ordinance 31 was read and put upon its passage all the members voting yea.
    Ordinance No. 32 was presented and put upon its passage all the members voting yea.
    Ordinance 33 presented Read and put upon its passage all the members voting yea as their names were called.
    Ordinance No. 24 was Read and put upon its passage all the members voting yea as their names were called.
    Ordinance 28 was read and put upon its passage all the members yea as their names were called.
    Ordinance No. 29 was read and put upon its [passage] all the members voting yea as their names were called except J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, A. Childers Bill was lost.
    Ordinance No. 34 was Read and put upon its passage all the members yea as their names were called.
    Ordinance No. 35 was read and put upon its passage all the members voting yea as their names were called.
    Ordinance No. 36 was read and put upon its passage all the members voting yea as their names were called.
    Ordinance No. 37 was read and put upon its passage all the members voting yea as their names were called.
    Ordinance No. 17 same
    Petition of Wm. Ulrich and others was presented to have a sidewalk built from Wm. Ulrich Northwest [sic] corner on 7 and D Street to the new building of Maegly and Zimmerman.
    Board then adjourned.

Geo S. Walton     Recorder                                              J. S. Howard    Pres.



Medford, Oregon April 6th 1886

    Board met pursuant to adjournment present J. S. Howard, F. Galloway, A. Childers minutes of preceding meeting read and approved on motion of A. Childers board then adjourned to meet at the call of the president.

W. F. Williamson
    Secretary Pro Tem                                                 J. S. Howard   Pres.



Medford May 3rd 1886

    Board of Trustees met at their Hall it being regular meeting of said Board all the members being present minutes of preceding meeting read and approved.
    Report of Isaac Woolf, Marshal presented and Referred to Committee on Streets
    Report of Charles Strang, Treas. presented and referred to Finance Committee
    The following bills were presented and referred to Finance Committee
Isaac Woolf Services $6.00
John Barkdull Dept. Marshal $2.75
J. N. Banks bonder of Marshal .50
A. Wood Dept. Street Commissioner $20.00
Adkins & Webb nails & oil $2.05
    Ordered that the recorder draw warrant on Treas. in favor of J. W. Barnum for 3.00 for use of ground for hog pound.
    Ordered Sanitary select suitable ground Sanitary and the[n] invite Geo. S. Walton, I. A. Webb & I. Phipps assist in Selecting the Same ordered that J. S. Howard Stake out gutters on Seventh Street and estimate the cost for gutter and grading of each lot on said street the Board then adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton
Recorder



Medford May 28 1886

    Board of Trustees met at their Hall by order of the President members present J. S. Howard, A. Childers, F. Galloway, G. W. Howard.
    Minutes of the preceding meeting read and approved.
    Report of the Committee on Ordinances presented Ordinance No. 38 and recommended its passage the Bill was then read and put upon its passage those voting [aye] were J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, A. Childers, F. Galloway. The Bill passed the Board adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton
Recorder                                                   J. S. Howard, Pres.




Medford June 7th 1886

    Board of Trustees met at the Hall it being the regular meeting the minutes of preceding meeting read and approved the Board then adjourned to meet on Thursday June 10 1886, at 7 o clock PM

Geo. W. Walton
Recorder                                                       J. S. Howard    Pres.



Medford June 10th 1886

    Board [of] Trustees met pursuant to adjournment members present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, F. Galloway, E. P. Geary.
    Minutes of the preceding meeting read and approved report of committee on Finance reported the following bills
E. G. Hurt by A. E. Woods Dept. Street Com 20.00
J. N. Banks .50
John Barkdull Dept. Marshal services 2.75
Adkins and Webb by order of Street Com 2.05
I. Woolf Services as Marshal 6.00
On motion the above bills were allowed and ordered that warrants be drawn on Town Treas. for the [illegible] amounts bill of G. W. Williams presented 8.84
    G. W. Williams building sidewalk on RR lot 12.50 ordered referred to committee on finances.
    Petition of G. W. Williams and others presented to appoint D. W. Crosby Special Policeman for said Town the petition was granted D. W. Crosby was appointed Special Policeman to hold his office at the will and pleasure the Board of Trustees ordered that J. S. Miller be allowed ten Dollars per month out of Treas. of said Town until further ordered laid over under the rule the Board then adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton                                                     J. S. Howard
Recorder                                                                                 Pres.



Medford June 21 1886

    Board of Trustees [met] at their Hall by order of the present the members present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, F. Galloway, A. Childers, E. P. Geary minutes of preceding meeting read and approved unfinished business taken up ordered that J. S. Miller be allowed ten Dollars for month as night watch taken up Passed and ordered that a warrant be drawn on Treas.
    The committee on finance report in favor of the following Bills one in favor of G. W. Williams
for the sum of $8.84
   "     "     "     "  12.50 and ordered a warrant on Treas. for the above amounts.
    Bill of G. S. Walton Recorder for services and office Rent $63.88 one in favor of J. S. Howard $6.60 referred to finance committee.
    Petition of B. F. Powell and others was presented to prevent the Stacking of Hay Straw or other combustibles on certain Blocks of Said Town was received and ordered an ordinance drawn in accordance therewith.
    Petition of W. G. Zimmerman and others was presented praying the Board of trustees to buy instruments for a band laid over until next meeting. The committee on ordinances presented Ordinance No. 39 and recommended its passage it Read and put upon its passage all the members voting yea the bill passed the Board then adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton                                            J. S. Howard
Recorder                                                                     President




Medford June 26 1886

    Board of Trustees met pursuant to adjournment members present J. S. Howard, A. Childers, F. Galloway, E. P. Geary minutes of preceding meeting read and approved unfinished business taken up the petition to purchase band instruments was then taken up and on motion the petition was laid over until the next meeting of the board the committee on Ordinances presented Ordinance No.__ for Sewer on 7th Street reported to committee of the whole on Motion Geo. Stockton was allowed twenty Dollars on the McGinnis contract for printing.
    The Board adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton                                                  J. S. Howard
Recorder                                                                       President




Medford July 5th 1886

    Board of trustees met pursuant to adjournment it being a regular meeting members present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, E. P. Geary, A. Childers minutes of preceding [meeting] read and approved unfinished business taken up the petition of H. H. Wolters and others for the Board to assist a company of musicians to buy instruments for a brass Band to be under the control of the Town trustees passed over to the next meeting the committee on finance reported the bill [of] Geo. S. Walton for $63.35 all right and on motion was allowed and warrant drawn on Treas. to J. S. Howard for $6.60 the same the petition of John Noland was granted to sell Spirituous Liquors in less quantities than one gallon for Six months in the Town of Medford and Board approved the petition of Riddle & Wolters the same the petition Davy Carlson the same bill of John Barkdull dept. Marshal care of E. [illegible initial] Hopkins a prisoner for five Dollars referred to finance committee the Board adjourned to meet on Wednesday Eve July 7 1886.

Geo. S. Miller
Recorder



Medford July 7 1886

    Board of trustees met at their Hall it being a regular meeting of said Board.
    Members present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, A. Childers, F. Galloway & E. P. Geary minutes of preceding read and approved unfinished business upon the minutes the Board petition laid over from last meeting, petition of the Board taken up and on motion--the trustees of the Town appropriated one Hundred Dollars to procure Band instruments and ordered warrant drawn on Treas.
    Ordered that a warrant be drawn on Town Treas. in favor of J. H. Barnum for three Dollars [for] the use of Town pound lot
    Ordered that the committee on Streets make arrangements for two wells on 7 Street and report at the meeting and also estimate the cost ordered that an ordinance be drawn to grade 7th Street and make gutters on each side of said street the commissioner asked for the time to make report on the same
    Bill of John S. Miller for services as Special Policeman for $7.50 was presented and Referred to finance committee.
    The Board then adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton                                                 J. S. Howard
Recorder                                                                        President




Medford August 2 1886

    Board of trustees met at their Hall it being a regular meeting officers present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, A. Childers, F. Galloway minutes of the last regular meeting read and approved the committee on fire and water asked further time to report on wells granted.
    Committee on Sewer reported and asked that the same be indefinitely postponed agreed to.
    Committee on finance reported bill of John S. Miller for Seven dollars & fifty cents as services as Marshal bill allowed and warrant ordered drawn on Treas. also John Barkdull for five Dollars the same as above.
    Bill of R. T. Lawton $6.44 for House rent referred to committee on finance.
    Bill of H. Smith & Son for $14.36 for lumber furnish[ed] Street Com Referred as above
    Contract for Town Hall made between trustees and G. W. Williams to rent Hall for one year at Seventy five Dollars for year payable quarterly in advance approved and placed on file.
    Ordered that Isaac Woolf be appointed Dept Street Commissioner until the return of E. G. Hurt.
    The council then adjourned to meet on Monday August 9th 1886.

Geo. S. Walton                                                       J. S. Howard
Recorder                                                                             President


   

Medford August 9th 1886

    Board of trustees met at their Hall pursuant to Adjournment members present G. W. Howard, A. Childers, F. Galloway, J. S. Howard.
    Minutes of the preceding meeting read and approved report of committee on fire and water Reported that [illegible] wells be dug they should be at the crossing of 7 and C Streets and 7 and D Street the probable cost two dollars per foot ordered that the report be received and placed on file.
    The committee was then instructed to procure three doz pails or buckets 2 good ladders two hooks and 200 feet of Manila Rope for use of town to prevent fire and that Sixty dollars be appropriated to pay for the [omission] or so much as will be necessary to pay for the same and the town Treas. be instructed to hold the same.
    The Committee on Ordinances presented Ordinance No. 40 to grade and place gutters on 7 Street Read and put upon its passage those voting [aye] G. W. Howard, F. Galloway, A. Childers, J. S. Howard the Bill passed this 9th day of Aug. 1886.
    Ordered that J. S. Miller receive a warrant for ten dollars for Services as night watch and a warrant be drawn for the same.
    The following Bills were presented
W. F. Williamson $10 for revision of ordinance
F. M. Poe Services on grading 7 Street $2.00
John Barkdull                    "                      $1.00
Referred to committee on finance.
    Board then adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton Recorder                                             J. S. Howard




Medford Sept 6th 1886

    Board of trustees met at their Hall it being a regular meeting members present J. S. Howard, F. Galloway no quorum being present to do business Board adjourned to meet on Tuesday Sept 7th at the [illegible] hour 8 o clock PM.

Geo. S. Walton Recorder                                   J. S. Howard, Pres.



Medford Sept 7 1886

    Board of trustees met pursuant to adjournment members present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, A. Childers and F. Galloway minutes of the last regular meeting read and approved minutes of Sept 6 adjournment read and approved.
    Report of committees on fire and water ask further time to report.
    The committee on finance reported the following bills as correct and recommended that they be allowed.
John Barkdull $1.00
W. F. Williamson $10.00
F. M. Poe $2.00
Henry Smith & Son $14.56
which was allowed and or[dered] that warrants be drawn on Treas.
    The committee on fire and water presented the Bill of Adkins & Webb for buckets $14.36.
Vrooman & Miller Rope & iron $10.40
The Board ordered warrant drawn for the above amounts.
    The following bills were presented and referred one in favor of Adkins and Webb for nails $3.80
Isaac Woolf as street com $18.75
    "            "    burying dead hog $1.00
John Robison hauling lumber .75
G. W. Williams $13.90
    The council then authorized J. D. Whitman to present to the County Court a petition to build a bridge across Bear Creek at the lower end of 7th Street in said Town of Medford and pledge to said that if they would appropriate $1500 that said town would construct a good and sufficient bridge in accordance with specifications presented to said court. The Board then adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton   Recorder                                    J. S. Howard, Pres.



Medford Oct 4 1886

    Board of trustees met at their Hall it being [omission], all the members present.
    Minutes of the last meeting read and approved the committee on finance reported the following Bills and recommended that they be allowed which was allowed and ordered warrant drawn on the Treas. for the same.
I. Woolf Street com $15.75
"        "      removing dead hog $1.00
G. W. Williams lumber $13.19
J. Robinson hauling lumber .75
Also one in favor of Crystal room for fire department
$8.25 do. [ditto] G. W. Howard 75 and ordered paid Bill of W. F. Williamson for nine months services as to atty $45.00
One in favor of J. N. Williams lumber $6.24 and referred to committee on finance
    Report of Marsh[al] received and placed on file ordered that the fine of Crystal be remitted [sic] provided he pay the cost which was done.
    Report of Treas. received and referred and ordered that the night [watchman] receive a warrant on Treas. for $10.00 as services and Recorder draw warrants on Treas. as the same comes due until ordered otherwise.

Geo. S. Walton Recorder                                  J. S. Howard Pres.



Medford November 1st 1886

    Board of trustees met at their Hall it being a regular meeting of Said Board members present J. S. Howard, E. P. Geary and A. Childers minutes of the last regular meeting read and approved.
    The committee on finance reported the bill of G. S. Walton all right which was allowed and ordered warrant drawn on Treas. for $6.14.
Bill of Adkins & Webb for fire department same $1.00
B[ill] of S. L. Bennett was presented for work on Street as per contract for the sum of $54.00 referred to committee on Finance
Bill of Isaac Woolf Street Com same for $13.00
Bill of J. S. Howard cash paid for lumber $13.00 referred to committee on finance
Bill of J. H. Barnum for Hog pound paid $3 there being no further business the Board adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton                                                   J. S. Howard     Pres.
Recorder



Medford November 18th 1886

    Board of Trustees met by call of the President members present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, E. P. Geary, A. Childers minutes of the last meeting read and approved unfinished business none.
    Finance committee reported bill of Isaac Woolf services as Street Com as correct for $13.00 also S. L. Bennett Street work for $64.00 and it was allowed and ordered warrants drawn on Treas. the bill of W. F. Williamson the committee asked further time granted bill of J. S. Howard for lumber for bridge for $13.00 was allowed and warrant drawn ordered that Street Com collect the balance of the subscription list and pay the same to Town Treas.
    Bill of Haskins & Lawton for stationery was presented for One Dollar 60/100 referred $1.60
    Petition of E. P. Geary and others to build Sidewalk Petition Granted an Ordinance No. 41 was presented come to its 3rd reading and the names of the councilmen were called those voting [aye] A. Childers, G. W. Howard, E. P. Geary & J. S. Howard the ordinance passed.
    Petition of Vrooman & Miller to sell House & Lots referred to committee on ways and means.
    Adjourned.
   
Geo. S. Walton                                                    J. S. Howard     Pres.
Recorder



Medford December 6 1886
   
    Board of Trustees met a[t] Waltons Hall it being a regular meeting of said Board. Members present J. S. Howard, G. W. Howard, A. Childers, E. P. Geary and F. Galloway.
    Minutes of the last meeting read and approved. Report of the Committee on Finance reported a bill of Haskins & Lawton as correct which was allowed and ordered a warrant drawn on Treas.
    Also W. F. Williamson the same.
    Bill of I. A. Webb for ladders $7.50
    The bill of I. A. Webb for a bedstead for calaboose .75 referred [to] the Committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the proposition of Vrooman & Miller to sell property to the Town for Hall asked further time in which to report granted.
    The Committee on Fire and Water reported their [illegible]. Report received and placed on file.
    The amended Charter was then taken up and considered by sections and was adopted with the amendments and directed the president of the Board to draw a memorial to the Legislature to pass the same. The Board then adjourned to [meet] at Waltons Hall December 13, 1886.

Geo. S. Walton                                                          J. S. Howard    Mayor
Recorder



Medford December 13th 1886

    Board of Trustees met at Waltons Hall pursuant to adjournment members present
    J. S. Howard, E. P. Geary, G. W. Howard, A. Childers
    Minutes of the last regular meeting read and approved. The Committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the petition of Vroom[an] Miller and Co. to buy property reported and was sent back to committee to make further report at the next meeting.
    Petition of Vrooman Miller & Co. received and placed on file.
    Ordered that the Recorder give Notice of an Election for town officers [to] be held on January 3rd 1887 at the office of Geo. S. Walton and that James Brandenburg, A. Childers & A. E. Woods be appointed Judges and A. M. Woodford & Charles Strang be appointed Clerks & that Recorder Notify them.
    There being no further business the Board then adjourned.

Geo. S. Walton                                                              J. S. Howard
    Recorder                                                                                    Mayor




Last revised January 16, 2009
*For more complete names of persons identified by initials, see the Index.