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MINUTES OF OSTRANDER, OHIO 
COUNCIL MEETINGS

1936 thru 1939

 

 

 

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 8, 1936
Book 1097, Page 1

Council met in council from Monday evening July 8th with members Benton, Montgomery, Hostetler, Roush, and Manville present. Object of meeting, to consider street repair work.

It was moved by Manville and seconded by Roush that council repair High Street from Main Street east to corporation line, by patching and building up and oiling edges; also Huston Street from Main to Second St an Second St. from Huston to North St. by patching. The vote on the question was as follows: Benton No. Montgomery No, Hostetler No, Roush Yes. Manville Yes. Motion declared lost.

Moved by Benton, seconded by Manville that the Street Committee be instructed to consult the County Engineer as to the best way of improving High Street and report their findings to Council at once; also that they proceed forthwith to patch the sections of Huston and Second Streets mentioned above. The vote was as follows: Benton yes. Montgomery yes. Hostetler yes. Roush yes. Manville yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn to meet at the call of the mayor. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 29, 1936
Book 1097, Page 1

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening July 29th at the call of the Mayor. The object of the meeting was to consider street improvement.

A statement by the County Engineer was read giving an estimate of the improvement of High Street from Main Street to the east corporation line, showing a cost of $490.25 covering scarifying, stoning, rolling and tarring said street.

It was moved by Montgomery, seconded by Manville that the estimate be accepted and that County Engineer be instructed to proceed with the work. Vote-Manville yes; Montgomery yes; Hostetler yes, Benton yes. Motion carried.

Members present at this meeting were-Manville, Montgomery, Hostetler and Benton.

Moved and seconded that Council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 3, 1936
Book 1097, Page 2

Council met in council room Monday evening Aug. 3rd with members Manville, Roush, Hostetler, Benton and Montgomery present and Mayor Bean in the chair.
Minutes of June 9th, July 5th, 8th, and 29th read and approved. It was reported that the County Commissioners agree to repair East High Street, and Main Street south of railroad and keep cost to the village within the estimate reported at the last council meeting.

The mayor turned over to the clerk $2.25 which he collected for permits.

The following bills ere read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Ohio Electric Power for light, $21.75; I.H. Phillian for labor, $1.75; Pearl Bovey for labor, $2.00; Columbus Blank Book Company for minute book and account book, $22.43.

It was moved by Manville, seconded by Montgomery that Benton be added to the street committee to act during the repair of Main and High Streets. Vote-Manville yes. Roush yes, Hostetler yes, Benton no, and Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 8, 1936
Book 1097, Page 2

Council met in the council room Tuesday Sept. 8th with members Manville, Benton, Montgomery, Roush and Hostetler present and Mayor Bean in the chair

Minutes of Aug. 3rd were read and approved. Informal reports were given by the various standing committees.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Ohio Electric Power for light, $17.50; U.S. Construction Co for tar for High and Main Streets, $468.00; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $283.39; Delaware Clay Co. for tile, $2.00.

There being no further business, it was moved and seconded that council adjourn and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 5, 1936
Book 1097, Page 3

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 5th with all members present and mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 8th were read and approved.

Moved by Manville, seconded by Roush that town furnish tile to extend ditch under Miller's garage not to exceed 16 feet. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.50; A.B. Phillian for labor, $2.50; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $3.51; Frank Taylor for hauling and labor, $9.50; Lee Herriott, $2.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn; motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 2, 1936
Book 1097, Page 3

Council met in council room Monday evening Nov. 2nd with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Minutes of Oct. 5th were read and approved.

The various standing committees made informal reports.

The following bills were read and were ordered paid by unaninmous vote of council: Williams and McIntire Co. for tile, $4.80; Scioto Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $8.85; U.S. Construction Co. for tar, $153.00; Ohio Electric Power Co., $17.54, A.C.R. Company, $6.30.

There being no further business council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 7, 1936
Book 1097, Page 3

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 7, 1936 with all members present except Liggett, and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Informal reports were made by the various committees.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: C.L. Hinton for hauling family to Marysville, $1.50, Ralph Bell for pump repair, $4.50, Ohio Electric Power Co., $17.85; Percy Freshwater for hauling stone, $4.85.

There being no further business council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 5, 1937
Book 1097, Page 4

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 5th with members Manville, Benton, Hostetler, Roush, and Montgomery present, and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Minutes of Dec. 7th were read and approved. The various standing committees made informal reports. The sidewalk committee was instructed to consider a suggestion that a sidewalk be constructed across railroad at Third Street for convenience of school children living on the south side of town.

A letter was read by the clerk calling for a meeting at Delaware Jan. 5th to consider W.P.A projects. It was moved and seconded that the Mayor be authorized to attend this meeting, and the motion carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $10.47; Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.50; Salary of Treasurer for one year, $25.00; Salary of other town officials for quarter ending April 1, 1936, $54.75.

There being no further business council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 1, 1937
Book 1097, Page 5

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 2nd with members Montgomery, Benton, Hostetler, Roush and Manville present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Minutes of Jan. 5th read and approved. Mayor Bean reports having attended the W.P.A. meeting at Delaware in the interest of some project for Ostrander, Nothing of importance being accomplished.

The clerk read the annual report which submitted to the State Auditor.

Benton presented and moved the adoption of a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. Hostetler seconded the resolution, and the roll being called the vote resulted as follows: Montgomery yes, Benton yes, Hostetler yes, Roush yes, Manville yes. The resolution was declared adopted.

An ordinance was presented providing for the levying of special assessments on all the real estate of the village to defray the cost and expense of lighting the streets, alleys and public roads of the village. This ordinance was placed on its first reading.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: G.B. Turney for insurance, $17.86; Stanley Tritt for labor, $2.00; C.L. Howey for labor, $1.00 Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.61.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 1, 1937
Book 1097, Page 6

Council met in council room Monday evening March 1, 1937 with members Manville, Montgomery, Benton, Roush and Hostetler present, with Hostetler presiding in absence of Mayor Bean. Minutes of Feb. 1st were read and approved.

Motion by Manville, seconded by Benton that ordinance No. 152 to provide for levying special assessments on all the real estate of the Village of Ostrander, Delaware County, O. to defray the cost and expense of lighting the streets, alleys, the public roads or places or parts thereof, be placed on its second reading. Vote - Manville, yes, Montgomery yes, Benton yes Roush yes, Hostetler yes. The motion was declared carried and the ordinance was read, after which it was moved by Benton, seconded by Roush that the third reading be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its second reading. Vote - Manville yes, Montgomery yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Hostetler yes. The motion was carried and the ordinance declared passed, and ordered certified to the County Auditor, and published in the Delaware Gazette according to law.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: C.L. Howey for labor, $5.00; C. Hanawalt for Pearl Bovey labor, $2.50, John Gray for labor, $1.00; F.O Miller for service and gas, $4.48. Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $7.61.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn, motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCI L MEETING HELD APRIL 5, 1937
Book 1097, Page 6

Council met in council room Monday evening April 5th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of March 1st were read and approved.

Clerk reports having certified ordinance No. 152 to the County Auditor who refused to accept it for the reason it was illegal. The auditor states that in case of need of more money for lights the best we can do is to pass a resolution asking the auditor to levy on the real estate of the village for the amount needed, and then trust to the cooperaton of tax payers to meet the levy.

The various standing committees made informal reports.

The bills of the Delaware Gazette for $3.58 for legal advertising; and the bills of the Ohio Electric Power Co. for $17.61 for light were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council.

The clerk reported the general fund overdrawn $383.96, the bond retirement fund overdrawn $118.63; and that there is $905.13 in the street maintenance fund.

There is no further business, council adjourned.

At this meeting the light committee and clerk were instructed to interview the Ohio Electric Power Company relative to increasing the number of street lights in the village, and report at the next meeting of council.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 3, 1937
Book 1097, Page 7

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 3rd with all members present except Liggett, and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of April 5th read and approved.

Mr. Bigler of The Ohio Electric Power Co. was present and spoke to council in regard to an increase in the number of street lights. The Company will add any number of lights desired, without cost to the village where the extension is not over 300 feet. The cost for each light per year would be $30.00.

It was moved and seconded that seven additional lights be placed where most needed, providing property owners of the village will cooperate by paying a special tax levy for lighting purposes. Vote - Benton yes, Manville yes, Hostetler yes, Roush yes, Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

Manville presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:
Whereas, it is the desire of council of Ostrander Village to provide a better lighting system for the village, and whereas funds received from general taxation is not sufficient to finance such service, therefore,
Be it resolved that Ostrander Village Council instruct the County Auditor to make a special levy on the real estate of said Village sufficient to raise $420.00; said amount to be placed in a light fund and to be used for street lighting and for no other purpose. Hostetler seconded the resolution, and the roll being called the vote resulted as follows: Benton yes, Manville yes, Hostetler yes, Roush yes, Montgomery yes. The resolution was declared carried and ordered certified to the County Auditor.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.54; J.A. Maugans for pump repair, $10.78, Frank O. Miller for gas and service, $1.95; Stanley Tritt for scraping street, $1.80; Percy Freshwater for scraping street, $3.00.

The Mayor turned over to the clerk $1.50 which he collected for permits.

There is no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 7, 1937
Book 1097, Page 8

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 7, 1937 with members Roush, Montgomery, Benton, Hostetler and Liggett present and Mayor Bean n the chair. Minutes of May 3rd were read and approved.

It as reported that the pump recently repaired by J.A. Maugans is not in a satisfactory condition. It was moved by Benton and seconded by Hostetler that a special committee be appointed by the mayor to take this matter up with Mr. Maugans. Motion carried. The mayor appoints members Benton and Hostetler on said committee.

The clerk read a letter from Mr. Bigler of the Ohio Electric Power Company relative to Paul Liggett's residence lights.

It was reported by Liggett that the tile running under F.O. Miller's garage have broken down and that a complaint is being made by Miller in regard to same. It was moved by Benton and seconded by Hostetler that council furnish the tile to repair this ditch with the understanding that Miller put them in. Motion carried.

The clerk read a certificate from the Delaware County Health District stating that the County Auditor has apportioned the amount of $60.90 to be included in the Ostrander Village budget for the support of the Health District for the year 1938. It was moved by Hostetler, and seconded by Roush that in as much as the village general fun is now overdrawn, and many obligations are now going unpaid, the Council hereby protest placing this amount in the budget for said Health District; and that council respectfully urge the County Budget Commission that if the Ostrander Village budget for 1938 is not allowed in full, then the amount certified for the certified for the Health District, be reduced proportionately with the items therein. The motion was carried unanimously.

Mr. C.O. Mann was present and spoke to council in regard to the road ditch running in front of his property on East High Street. Mr. Mann states that the tiles are stopped up, and that the surface water is running down over his property. The matter was referred to the drainage committee.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.54; J. Worley for iron pipe, $4.80; Benton Oil Company for gas, $0.88, E.B. Bean for attending Advisory Council meeting, $0.90, Odell Liggett for reimbursement for securing bill of sale for the fire truck sold to Mr. Lindemood, $1.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 1, 1937
Book 1097, Page 9

Council met in the council room Thursday evening, July 1st with members Manville, Montgomery, Benton, Hostetler and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of June 7th were read and approved.

Frank Miller was present and asked council to assist him in repairing damage done to his property and sidewalk by the recent high waster. It was moved by Manville, seconded by Liggett that the village furnish ten 20 inch sewer tile, and pay $12.50 on cost of putting them in - the council to superintend the work. Motion carried.

The budget for 1938 was presented and adopted by council.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Ohio Electric for light, $17.54; J. Worley for iron pipe, $22.10, C. Hannawalt for Pearl Bovey labor, $3.75; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $2.76; C.L. Howey for labor on ditch, $5.50.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 2, 1937
Book 1097, Page 9

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 2nd with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of July 1st read and approved.

Council discussed the condition of the streets, and it was moved by Manville and seconded by Benton that the Street Committee be instructed to consult the County Commissioners relative to resurfacing of East High St. Motion carried. The Street Committee was also urged to repair Huston, Second, and North Streets.

The drainage committee report sewer tile purchased and placed under the Miller property on Main St. This committee was instructed to palce curbin around the Roloson well to prevent surface water getting in.

Attention was called to the bad condition of railroad crossings at Main and Second Streets, and the clerk was instructed to ask the railroad company to ????? these crossings

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Peral Bovey for cutting weeds; $10.00; Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.50; Ostrander Farmer's Exchange for sewer tile, $26.50; Robert Maugans for hauling stone, $1.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn; motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 23, 1937
Book 1097, Page 10

Council met at the call of the Mayor, in the council room, Monday evening Aug. 23rd with all members present and the Mayor in the chair.

Object of the meeting was to pass a resolution to authorize the County Commissioner to proceed with the improvement of High and Main Streets.

The following resolution was presented: "Whereas the Board of County Commissioners has proposed to resurface High Street from East Corporation line to Main Street. And Main St from High St. to the Railroad, therefore,

Be it resolved by Council that we accept their proposition and authorize them to proceed forthwith with the improvement.

Moved by Benton, seconded by Montgomery that the resolution be adopted. Vote - Manville yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, Hostetler yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

At the above meeting the following resolution was unanimously adopted by council:

Be it resolved by the council of the Village of Ostrander that it is necessary to improve High St. from the East corporation line to Main St. and Main St. from High St. to Henry St. by resurfacing with tar and stone in accordance with plans and estimates of the proposed improvement now on file in the office of the County Engineer.

That 50% of said improvement be paid by the County Commissioners.

That the remaining cost of the improvement, less one fiftieth and the cost of intersections, shall be assessed upon the property abutting on said streets according to the footage of said abutting property, all of which is hereby determined to be specially benefited by said improvement, and in amount to be determined.

That the estimated cost of said improvement is $395.00.

That the assessments to be levied in four semiannual installments with interest on deferre3d payments at a rate not to exceed 6% per annum; provided that the owner of any property assessed may at his option pay such assessment or any number of installments thereof at any time after such assessment has been levied.

That the remainder of the cost of the improvement shall be paid by the village of Ostrander, for which expense $25.00 is hereby appropriated from the Street Maintenance Fund.

That said improvement is hereby declared to be conducive to the public health, convenience and welfare.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 8, 1937
Book 1097, Page 11

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening, Sept. 8th with members Manville, Benton, Roush, Hostetler, and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

The minutes of Aug. 2nd and 23rd were read and approved.

The drainage committee reported the Roloson well repaired by concrete curbing to prevent surface water entering.

By motion of Manville, seconded by Hostetler an ordinance was read declaring the intention of council to proceed with the improvement of High St. from east corporation line to Main St. and Main St. from High St. to Henry St., this to be designated as ordinance No. 152.

Moved by Manville, seconded by Hostetler that the second and third readings be dispense with and that the ordinance be passed on first reading. Vote - Manville yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Hostetler yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

At this time the clerk read a petition signed by a number of citizens asking that council resurface with tar and stone the following streets - Hill Street from Main St. to Third St; Second St. from Hill St. to North St.; and Third St. from Hill ST to North St.

Moved by Benton, seconded by Roush that the petition be granted and that council proceed with the improvement. Vote - Manville yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Hostetler yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

To carry out the above improvement, the clerk read an ordinance which was afterwards designated as ordinance No. 153 declaring the intention of council to proceed with the improvement.

It was moved by Hostetler and seconded by Roush that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Manville yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Hostetler yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

The Mayor turned over $11.25 which he collected for fines and permits.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Clyde Howey for labor, $1.00; Stanley Rhoades for labor, $6.00; G.C. Stover for labor, $18.75, C.E. Rodgers for stone, $142.40; Earl Smart for labor, $8.75; Claude Hutchisson for labor, $10.75; Ohio Electric Power for light, $17.61.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn, motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 14, 1937
Book 1097, Page 11

Council met at the call of the Mayor Tuesday evening Sept. 14th. Object of the meeting to consider the holding of a street carnival. All members of council present but Roush.

The Mayor stated that a Mr. Powellson of Coshocton, Ohio is asking permission to hold a street carnival in the Village Sept. 21st to 25th inclusive, offering to pay $25.00 for the permit.

It was moved by Manville and seconded by Liggett that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to make the necessary arrangements with Mr. Powellson for holding the carnival - charges to be not less than $25.00. The motion carried unanimously.

It was advised by council that Mr. Powellson be requested to make a deposit of $5.00 guaranteeing that the streets will be cleaned up after the carnival to the satisfaction of the Mayor.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 4, 1937
Book 1097, Page 12

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 4th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 8th and 14th read and approved.

The Mayor turned over to the clerk $27.50 which he collected for the carnival permit.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.57, F.O. Miller for service, gas, and kerosene, $5.09; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $50.46; County Engineer for improvement of High and Main Sts., $169.73, County Engineer for improvement of Hill, Second, and Third Sts., $272.65; Grover Stover for labor, $3.75.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn, carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 1, 1937
Book 1097, Page 12

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 1st with members Hostetler, Benton, Roush, Manville, and Montgomery present. Minutes of Oct. 4th read and approved.

An ordinance was read fixing the assessments for the improvements of High, Main, Hill, Second, and Third Streets. It was moved by Manville and seconded by Hostetler that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Hostetler yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Manville yes, Montgomery yes. Motion carried and ordinance No. 154 was declared passed.

The clerk reported that the Budget Commission had certified its action on the budget which was previously adopted by council. Member Roush presented and moved the adoption of the following resolution;

Whereas the budget commission of Delaware County, Ohio has certified its action on the tax budget previously adapted with an estimate by the County Auditor of the rate of each tax necessary to be levied by this Council, and what part thereof is without, and what part within the ten mill tax limitation; therefore be it resolved that the amounts and rates, as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification, be and the same are hereby accepted; and be it further resolved that there be and is herby levied on the tax duplicate of said Village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation as follows: Within the ten mill limitation - 10 mills. Without the ten mill limitation 4.46 mills.

Resolved that the clerk of this council be and he is hereby directed to certify a copy of this resolution to the County Auditor of Delaware County.

Montgomery seconded the resolution and the Vote being called upon its adoption resulted as follows: Hostetler yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Manville yes, Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

The following bills were read: C.E. Rodgers for stone, $8.71, Frank Miller for service and gas, $1.95; Frank Miller for R.N. Smart's order, $10.00; Ohio Electric, $17.57.

Moved and seconded that all bills be paid except the $10.00 order. Vote - Hostetler yes, Benton yes, Roush yes, Manville yes, Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 6, 1937
Book 1097, Page 13

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 6th with members Montgomery, Roush, Benton, Hostetler and Liggett present. Minutes of Nov. 1st were read and approved.

The clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General fund overdrawn $28.01. Bond retirement fund overdrawn $60.53. Street Maintenance Fund $953.10. Net balance $864.56.

It was moved by Benton and seconded by Roush that in as much as the term of councilman Hostetler will expire on Dec. 31, 1937, his salary be paid in full to Jan. 1. 1938, the amount due him being $42.00. Vote - Montgomery yes, Roush yes, Benton yes, Liggett yes, Hostetler not voting. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.92; F.O. Miller for batter, gas, and service for Nov., $9.69, Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co., $1.85.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 3, 1938
Book 1097, Page 13

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan 3rd with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ohio Electric Power Co. for light, $17.57; Humphries Motor Sales for auto parts, $0.33; I.H. Phillian for pump repair, $2.00.

Council discussed the special tax levy for street lights, and it was indicated that the real estate holders of the Village or at least a considerable number of them are unwilling to pay this levy. After giving this matter due consideration, the clerk was instructed to contact the Ohio Edison Company, that council and the Company may determine what can be done in the emergency which exists in the finances of the village.

A canvass of the November election showed the election of the following officers: For Mayor, E.B. Bean; for clerk, Odell Liggett; for treasurer, Emma Phillips; for marshall, E.N. Smart; for members of council, Bert Montgomery, E.V. Roush, A.M. Manville, W.E. Benton, Paul Liggett, and Ivan Beeney.

All of these officers presented bonds which were approved by council, and the oath of office was administered by the Mayor. Council decided that inasmuch as the general fund is at present overdrawn, no salaries can be paid at this time.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn sine die. Motion carried.

A roll call of the new council showed that all members were present, and the Mayor in the chair.

The annual appropriation ordinance was read, making appropriations as follows: General Fund, $254.00; Safety Fund, $40.00; Bond Retirement Fund, $60.53; Street Repair (motor vehicle), $700.00; Street Repair (gas tax), $600.00; Total $1654.53.

Requests were presented for the improvement of the Cliff Dodge alley, and a cinder or stone path across the railroad at Third Street. Council reported that it has not been their customer to improve alleys. Council also requested the clerk to communicate with the New York Central Ry. Co. in regard to the path at Third Street.

The Mayor appointed the following standing committees: Street, Benton and Liggett; Side walk, Montgomery and Beeney; Drainage, Manville and Roush; Light, Roush and Benton; Purchasing, Montgomery and Manville.

The mayor turned over to the clerk $2.00 collected for permits.

Benton, Montgomery, and Roush were appointed to secure repairs for town sprinkler.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 17, 1938
Book 1097, Page 14

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 17th at the call of the Mayor. The object of the meeting was to consider street lights for the village.

As requested by council, Mr. Bigler of the Ohio Electric Power Co. was present to confer with Council in regard to the matter at hand. In the discussion which followed, it was made clear that the village income from general taxes is insufficient to pay for street lighting, and meet other obligations, and that present obligations are in excess of $400.00, and that this amount is increasing from month to month.

After due deliberation, it was determined by council that a special tax for street lighting is necessary. However, it was decided that before going to the expense of a special election, it would be wise to get the sentiment of the people by means of a petition.

It was moved by Beeney and seconded by Roush that a petition be presented to the electors of the village, to get their responses to the proposition of placing seven additional lights where most needed, and that a special levy of three mills be placed on the tax duplicate to create a fund to be used for lights and for no other purpose. The vote on the proposition was as follows: Benton (typed No and then written over, hard to read, but appears to say Absent), Roush yes, Manville yes, Liggett yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

At this meeting all members of council were present and Mayor Bean was in the chair.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn, motion carried.

P.S. The mayor appointed Beeny and Roush to circulate the petition.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 7, 1938
Book 1097, Page 15

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 7th with members Benton, Beeney, Liggett, Manville, and Roush present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 3rd and 17th read and approved.

The clerk read letter from L.B. Elliott, Asst. Division Engineer for the Big Four Ry. Co. in regard to council's recent request for a path for school children at the Ry. Crossing at Third St. Mr. Elliott thinks the path at Third St. is a dangerous condition and should not be allowed to exist, and suggests that the children use the public crossing at Second St.

The petition proposed at the last meeting of council, was circulated by Beeney and Roush and shows 121 signatures of those in favor of continuing street lights with 7 additional lights. Petitioners also expressed a willingness to vote a three mill levy for lights if given the opportunity to do so. As this petition contained but a bare majority of the electors of the village, council decided that the expense of a special election is not justified.

It was moved by Manville and seconded by Liggett that the light committee as instructed to interview the Ohio Electric Power Company with the object of having street lighting discontinued until further notice. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Liggett yes, Manville yes, Roush yes. Motion carried.

The clerk read bills of I.H. Phillian for repairing roof of council building ($1.50); and bill for $17.57 by the Ohio Electric Power Co. for light for January. It was moved and seconded that Phillian's bill be paid, and that the light bill be tabled on account of insufficient funds. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Liggett yes, Manville yes, Roush yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 7, 1938
Book 1097, Page 15-16

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 7th with members Benton, Montgomery, Beeney, and Roush present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 7th were read and approved.

The light committee reported an interview with the Ohio Electric Power Company in regard to street lighting, and Mr. Bigler of the Company spoke to council relative to the conclusions reached at that meeting.

Councilman Benton offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Be it resolved by the council of the village of Ostrander, Ohio that owing to the fact that said village is at this time unable to pay the Ohio Electric Power Co. for lighting the streets of the village, it is necessary that the village enter into a supplemental agreement with the said Ohio Electric Power Company for the modification of a certain contract entered into between the village and the said Ohio Electric Power CO. dated July 7, 1936, and that the mayor and clerk of said village be empowered, authorized, and directed to execute this supplemental agreement between the village and the Company.

The motion was seconded by Roush, and the roll being called the vote resulted as follows: Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Beeney yes, Roush yes. Motion carried.

On motion of Montgomery, seconded by Beeney, a proposed Ordinance No. 155 was read, ordaining that Council enter into supplemental agreement with Ohio Electric Power Co. modifying the contract dated July 7, 1936. Vote of the ordinance - Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Beeney yes, Roush yes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Roush and seconded by Montgomery that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Benton yes, Montogomery yes, Beeney yes, Roush yes. Motion carried.

Benton and Roush were made a committee to dispose of the old village truck.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: American Crushed Rock Co for stone, $21.30; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $2.56; J. Worley for iron pipe, $12.00; Sears Roebuck and Co. for motor, $47.95; Lawrence Taylor for trucking, $2.40; I.H. Phillian for labor on streets, $8.12; Clyde Howey for labor, $2.50; Frank O. Miller for service and gas, $4.40.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 4, 1938
Book 1097, Page 16

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 4th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of March 7th read and approved.

Several Ostrander citizens were present and spoke to council relative to the improvement of certain streets in the village.

After considerable deliberation, Montgomery moved and it was seconded by Benton that the following streets be improved by stoning and tarring if funds prove to be sufficient for same.

Second St. from North St to High St.
Henry St. from Second St. to Main St.
High St. from Second to Main ST.
Fourth St. from North St. to Huston St.
Huston St. from Fourth to Second St.

Vote n the motion - Manville yes, Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Roush yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

The clerk was instructed to notify Mr. Dave Williams that his side walk is in need of repair where his drive way crosses same.

It was moved and seconded that the resolution of this council passed May 3, 1937 and certified to the county auditor, be rescinded, and that the auditor be instructed and authorized to refund any assessment that may have been paid in under that order. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Lee Smart for hauling stone, $59.73; The Barrett Company for bituminous material, $99.00; M.E. Miller for ditching, $11.00; The Gazette Publishing Co. for legal ad, $3.58; Alma Liggett for trucking, $12.00; Frank Taylor for trucking, $12.00; I.H. Phillian and Clyde Parthemer, $3.75.

Moved by Manville seconded by Benton that salaries for one quarter be paid the following officers - Councilmen Benton, Montgomery, Roush, Liggett,, Manville. Mayor, Clerk, and Marshall. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 2, 1938
Book 1097, Page 17

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 2nd with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of April 4th were read and approved.

The various standing committees made informal reports, and the clerk read a letter from the County Auditor stating that receipts from the sales tax for 1938 will be far below those of 1937.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Frank Taylor for trucking, $11.25; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $7.05;
American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $141.99; C. Hanawalt for I.H. Phillian labor, $1.75; Mary Benton for gas and oil from Aug. 19, 1937 to April f18, 1938, $0.20.

The clerk reports having notified Mr. Dave Williams to repair his side walk. As Mr. Williams has not yet complied, the clerk was instructed to talk to Mr. Williams in regard to this matter.

By unanimous vote of council the clerk was instructed to pay men now repairing the streets when their bills are O.K.'d by the street committee.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 6, 1938
Book 1097, Page 17

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 6th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of May 2nd were read and approved.

The street committee reported working being done on the streets using stone and tar.

The clerk read a Certificate of the District Board of Health stating that the amount to be included in the budget for the health district is $54.12.

The mayor turned over to the clerk 75 cents which he collected for permits.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Frank O. Miller for gas, oil, and service, $3.61; Frank Taylor for trucking, $34.00; Bert Wells for labor, $0.75, Percy Freshwater for hauling, $6.25; C.E. Rodgers for stone, $5.00, National Lime and Stone Co., $23.40; Frank Taylor for trucking and labor on street, $32.40; Lawrence Taylor for cutting weeds, $5.70.

It was moved and seconded that council be paid salaries for the six month period ending Jan. 1, 1937; also that the mayor and clerk be paid for the same period; that the treasurer be paid her salary for 1937, and the marshall be paid for the quarter ending Jan. 1, 1938.
Vote on the motion: Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Roush yes, Manville yes, Liggett yes, Beeney yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that the council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF THE OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 7, 1938
Book 1097, Page 18

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 7th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of the June meeting read and approved.

A.M Manville was appointed president of council by Mayor Bean. In the absence of the clerk. E. V. Roush was appointed clerk pro tem by the Mayor.

Moved by Montgomery seconded by Liggett that bill of Frank Taylor for labor on street 65 hours at 40cts per hour be paid. Motion carried.

Moved by Benton, seconded by Montgomery that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 8, 1938
Book 1097, Page 18

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 8th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of July 7th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: McElfresh and Son for grate and sewer pipe, $6.57; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $13.68;
Benton Oil Co. for gas, oil, and kerosene, $12.59; G. Stover for labor on street, $23.75; G Stover for labor, $50.50; Frank Taylor for labor on street, $24.80; Ostrander Banking Co. for nine months rent, $75.00.

Moved by Beeney and seconded by Manville that the light committee be instructed to investigate the tower method of street lighting and report as soon as possible. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 6, 1938
Book 1097, Page 19

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Sept. 6th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 8th were read and approved.

The committee appointed to investigate the tower lighting system reported that a suitable tower would cost around Two Hundred Dollars. The committee was continued.

Mayor Bean reported the curb and gutter at entrance to the alley on south side of North Street between Main and Second Street is in need of repair. It was moved and seconded that the street committee be instructed to make the necessary repair. Motion carried.

Mayor Bean reports that he is unable to get the Marshall to carry out his orders, and that he has refused to enforce ordinance No. 62 which forbids the riding of bicycles on the side walks.

It was moved by Manville and seconded by Benton that the clerk be instructed to notify the Marshall that they are expecting him to obey the Mayor's orders in regard to this ordinance. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ostrander Farmers Exchange for lumber and coal, $2.22, G. Stover for labor on streets, $15.00.

At this time the clerk read three petitions asking that Fourth Street, Second Street, and Houston Street, be improved by treating with stone and tar (black top). No action was taken on these petitions.

Councilman Benton moved the adoption of the following resolution: Be it resolved by the Village Council of Ostrander Village. It is hereby declared by the village council of Ostrander Village, two thirds of all members of said bears concurring therein, that the amount of revenue that may be raised in the village by the levy of taxes within the ten mill limitation will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the necessary requirements f the village. It is therefore, Resolved, that is necessary to levy a tax in excess of that which may be levied within the ten mill limitation for the purpose of current expenses of the subdivision to wit: At the rate of 2 mills, for and during three years, including the current year, on the general property duplicate of said village.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be certified to the deputy state supervisors and inspectors of elections in and for Delaware County. Section 5625.15.

Councilman Montgomery seconded the resolution and the roll being called, upon the adoption of the resolution resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Roush yes, Manville yes, Liggett yes, Montgomery yes. Date this 5th day of September 1938.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn: motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 26, 1938
Book 1097, Page 20

Council met in special session Monday evening Sept. 26th with members Benton, Beeney, Manville, Liggett and Montgomery present and Manville in the chair.

Object of the meeting to consider the improvement of certain streets in the village. The street committee presented estimates as prepared by the County Engineer for the improvement of Fourth, Second, Houston, Henry, and High Streets at a total estimated cost of $831.49 divided as follows:

High St. total cost of material and labor $100.87
Henry St. total cost of material and labor $130.45
Second St. total cost of material and labor $243.04
Houston St. total cost of material and labor $138.04
Fourth St. total cost of material and labor $219.09

Montgomery presented the following resolution and moved its adoption. Be it resolved by Council of Ostrander Village,
1. That is necessary to improve Houston St. from Second St to Fourth St.; Fourth St. from Houston to Baptist Church; Henry St. from Second St. to Main St.; Second St. from North St. to High St.; and High St. from Second St. to Main St. by resurfacing with tar and stone in accordance with specifications and estimates by the County Engineer now on file with the village clerk.
2. That 50% of the cost of said improvements be assessed against the property abutting on said streets in proportion to the footage of said abutting property all of which property is hereby determined to be specifically benefited by said improvement and in an amount to be determined.
3. That the assessments may be paid in cash within 30 days after the completion of the improvement. After that time the assessments shall be certified to the County Auditor and placed on the tax duplicate to be paid with interest in four semiannual installments.
4. That said improvement is herby declared to be conducive to the public welfare.

The resolution was seconded by Liggett, and the roll being called resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Manville yes, Liggett yes, Montgomery yes. The resolution was declared adopted.

The clerk was instructed to notify the County Engineer to proceed with the improvements.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 3, 1938
Book 1097, Page 21

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 3, 1938 with councilman Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Manville, and Roush present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 6th and 26th were read and approved.

The street committee report that the County Engineer advises that the resurfacing of the streets be deferred until next Spring as it is impossible at this time to get a good job done. He advises that eh streets be stoned, rolled, and water bound this Fall and that the tarring be done in the Spring in order to get the best results.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Frank Taylor for trucking, $8.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange for E.N. Smart salary to April 1, 1938, $10.00; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $4.49; F.O.Miller for service for July, Aug., Sept. and gas, $3.93.

It was moved and seconded that salaries of council, mayor, and clerk be paid to July 1, 1937. Vote: Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Manville yes, Beeney yes, Roush yes. Motion carried.

Mr. E.V. Roush having moved from the village tendered his resignation as member of council. Moved and seconded that the resignation be accepted. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that the council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 7, 1938
Book 1097, Page21

Council met in the council room Monday evening November 7th with Councilmen Benton, Beeney, Manville, and Montgomery present and mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 3rd were read and approved.

The clerk reports an interview with H.E. McGinnis of the Big Four Ry. Company in which he said that the Company will pay their just share for the anticipated improvement of Henry and Second Streets, but will refuse to pay on the Huston St. improvement because the Company would receive no benefit from the same.

The Mayor presented the name of G.C. Stover to fill the unexpired term of councilman E.V. Roush resigned.

It was moved and seconded that the appointment be ratified and the motion carried by the unanimous vote of members present.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote: American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $0.55; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $5.30; Frank Taylor for trucking, $10.80; G.C. Stover for labor, $11.25.

It was moved and seconded that salaries be paid to Jan. 1, 1938. The motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 5, 1938
Book 1097, Page 22

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 5th with members Benton, Liggett, Montgomery, Manville, and Beeney present. Minutes of Nov. 7th were read and approved.

The clerk reported that the village budget returned by the budget commission, giving commission's certificate of estimated resources for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 1939, and the tax rate as approved by said commission.

Councilman Benton moved the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas, this council in accordance with the provisions of law has previously adopted a tax budget for the next succeeding fiscal year commencing Jan. 1, 1939, and
Whereas the budget commission of Delaware County, O. has certified its action thereon to this council together with an estimate by the county Auditor of the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within the ten mill tax limitation. Therefore be it Resolved by the council of the village of Ostrander, Delaware Co., O. that the amounts and rates, as determined by the budget commission in its certification, be and the same are hereby accepted; and be it further resolved that there be and is hereby levied on the ta duplicate of said village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation as follows: Sinking fund inside the ten mill limitation $9.51 - Rate .05 mills. General fund inside the ten mill limitation $260.63 - Rate 1.37 mills.
And be it further resolved, that the clerk of this council be, and he is, hereby directed to certify a copy of this resolution to the county auditor of said County.

Montgomery seconded the resolution and the roll call being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows:
Benton yes, Liggett yes, Montgmery yes, Manville yes, Beeney yes.

The clerk read the certificate of the Board of Elections giving the3 result of the election on tax levy on excess of the ten mill limitation. The number of votes cast for the levy was 118. The number against it was 97.

The clerk read the balances in the treasury as follows: General fund, $121.21; Gas tax fund, $625.46; Motor license fund, $487.28.

It was moved and seconded that salaries be paid for the quarter ending April 1, 1938. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: M.R. Hays for supplies, $7.99; F.O. Miller for service and gas, $3.80.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 4, 1939
Book 1097, Page 23

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Jan. 4th with members Benton, Liggett, Manville, and Beeney present and mayor Bean in the chair. The minutes of Dec. 5th were read and approved.

Mr. G.C. Stover who was recently appointed to fill the unexpired term of E.V. Roush, presented his bond signed by W.E. Benton and Paul Liggett. The bond was duly accepted by council and the mayor administered to Mr. Stover the oath of office.

The mayor appointed Mr. Stover to take the place of Mr. Roush on the Light and Drainage committees.

The annual appropriation ordinance was presented appropriating $254.00 to the general fund; $115.00 to the safety fund; $170.00 to the service fund; Street maintenance and repair fund $1600.00. Total amount appropriated $2139.00.

The clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General fund overdrawn $1.03. Street maintenance fund $1299.44.

It was moved and seconded that the treasurer's salary of $25.00 be paid. Motion carried. A bill of $5.50 by I.H. Phillian for pump repair was ordered paid by unanimous vote of council.

The mayor appointed Manville and Beeney a committee to have the air plane sign on the E.B. Bean building, repainted.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 7, 1939
Book 1097, Page 23

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Feb. 7th with members Benton, Manville, Beeney, Liggett, and Stover present. Minutes of Jan. 4th were read and approved.

A bill of I.H. Phillian for spouting repairs on the village cistern near the U.B. Church, calling for 75cts was read.

Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General fund $86.73. Motor Vehicle Fund $539.77. Gas tax fund $812.16. Total $1438.66.

It was moved and seconded that the bill, and salaries of village officials be paid for one quarter. Motion carried unanimously.

A letter from the Cuyahoga County Police Chief's Assn. urging council to support Senate Bill No. 23 now pending in the State Legislature. This bill proposes to make the terms all village officials four years.

Council declared themselves in favor in this legislation and requested the clerk to express their sentiments to our Senator, and Representative in the legislature.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 6, 1939
Book 1097, Page 24

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 6th with councilmen Manville, Benton, Beeney, Stover, Montgomery and Liggett present. Minutes of Feb. 7th were read and approved.

F.O. Miller was present and spoke to council about the bad condition of the alley just north of his residence on Main St.

There was also presented to council a complaint from C.L. Howey relative to the drainage in front of his residence.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: C.L. Howey for ditching, $6.50; Frank O. Miller for gas and service for Dec. Jan. & Feb., $5.21; Delaware Gazette for legal adv., $5.20; Herbert Harsh for pump repair, $5.50.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 3, 1939
Book 1097, Page 24

Council met in the council room Monday evening Apr. 3, 1939 with members Stover, Beeney, Benton, Montgomery and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of March 6th were read and approved.

The street committee reports having viewed the Miller alley, and street in front of C.L. Howey residence but no action was taken.

The pump near the Roloson shop was reported ad needing repair and the matter was referred to the Drainage Committee with power to act.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: I.H. Phillian for pump repair, $4.75, Mary Benton for gas and oil from Sept. 1, 1938 to date, $4.12.

Order of E.N. Smart to Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for $5.29 and to Mary Benton for $10.00 were placed on file.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 1, 1939
Book 1097, Page 24

Council met Monday evening May 1st in the council room with members Beeney, Benton, Montgomery, Stover and Liggett present. Minutes of April 3rd read and approved.

The street committee reported that repair work will soon begin on the various streets that are to be improved. Council to place the stone which will be tarred and rolled later.

It was also reported that the Roloson well and pump has been repaired.

Bills of J.E. Larcomb for $2.50 for labor on entrance to his drive, and of I.H. Phillian for $5.00 for painting letters on E.B. Bean roof were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present.

An order for $5.00 by E.N. Smart to G.H. Gray was read and ordered placed on file.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 16, 1939
Book 1097, Page 25

Ostrander Village Council met Tuesday evening May 16, 1939 with members Benton, Beeney, Stover, Liggett, and Montgomery present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Object of the meeting to consider improvement of various streets of the village.

Montgomery presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

Be it resolved by council of Ostrander Village,
1. That it is necessary to improve Huston St. from Second St. to Fourth St.; Fourth St. from Huston to the Baptist Church; and Henry St. from Second St. to Main St. by resurfacing with tar and stone in accordance with specifications and estimate by the County Engineer now on file wit the village clerk.
2. That 50% of the cost of said improvement be assessed against the property abutting on said streets in proportion to the footage of said abutting property all of which property is hereby determined to be specifically benefited by said improvement and in an amount to be determined. That the remaining 50% of the cost shall be paid by the village.
3. That the assessments may be paid in cash within 30 days after completion of the improvement. After that time the assessments shall be certified to the County Auditor and placed on the tax duplicate to be paid with interest in four semiannual installments.
4. That said improvement is hereby declared to be conducive to the public welfare.

The resolution was seconded by Liggett, and the roll being called resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Liggett yes, Montgomery yes and Stover yes. The resolution was declared adopted. The clerk was instructed to notify the County Engineer to proceed with the improvement.

Also the following resolution was presented by Benton who moved its adoption:
1. That it is necessary to improve Second St. from North Street to High Street, and High Street from Second Street to Main Street by resurfacing with tar and stone in accordance with specification and estimates by the County Engineer now on file with the village clerk.
2. That 50% of the cost of said improvement be assessed against the property abutting on said streets in proportion to the footage of said abutting property all of which property is hereby determined to be specifically benefited by said improvement and in an amount to be determined. That the remaining 50% of the cost shall be paid by the village.
3. That the assessments may be paid in cash within 30 days after the completion of the improvement. After that time the assessments shall be certified to the county auditor and placed on the tax duplicate to be paid with interest in four semiannual installments.
4. That said improvement is hereby declared to be conducive to the public welfare.

The resolution was seconded by Montgomery and the roll being called resulted as follows: Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Beeney yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Mootion was declared carried.

The clerk was instructed to notify the County Engineer to proceed with the improvement.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 5, 1939
Book 1097, Page 26

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 5th with members Benton, Stover, Beeney, Manville and Montgomery present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of May 1st and 16th were read and approved.

The clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General fund, $351.69; Motor vehicle fund, $772.87; Gas tax fund, $939.16; Total $2075.84.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, etc. $2.04; J.A. Maugans for pump repair, $5.75; C.E. Rodgers for stone and hauling, $262.62; McElfresh and son for pipe and sewer tile, $7.52; American Crushed Rock Co for stone, $25.55; H.D. Houseman for labor on street, $28.75; Bert Wells for labor on street, $7.50; Benton Oil Co. for gas and oil, $7.33; Marvin Horner for labor on street, $2.50; Frank Taylor for labor with truck, $82.40; I.H. Phillian for labor on street, $3.00; E.N. Smart for labor on street less 29cts, $5.96.

Orders on council given by E.N. Smart by G.H. Gray $5.00. Mary Benton $10.00. Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. $5.29.

The clerk reported sufficient funds in the general fund to pay salaries to April 1, 1939. Moved and seconded that these salaries be paid. Motion carried unanimously.

The clerk read a petition signed by property owners on West Henry St. and West High St. asking that these streets be treated with oil. Council decided that it would be inadvisable to so treat these streets at this time. It was thought best if finances will permit to give these streets a prime coat at this time with a view of tarring them next year. The street committee will interview the County Commissioners in regard to this matter. The petition was placed on file.

It was moved and seconded that council adjourn and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 3, 1939
Book 1097, Page 27

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 3rd with members Benton, Stover, Manville, Montgomery and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of June 5th were read and approved.

The street committee reported that Henry St., west of High St. and other streets treated with prime coat.

The clerk read to council the report of the state examiner with recommendations for adjustments. Clerk also read a letter from chairman of the Advisory Committee advising that Mayor E.B. Bean had attended the recent Advisory Council meeting. It was moved and seconded that Mr. Bean be paid mileage - 18 miles at 5cts per mile - 90cts. Motion carried unanimously.

The clerk read a tentative budget for the year 1940 as follows: For council, $150.00; For mayor, $25.00; For clerk, $52.00; For treasurer, $25.00; For marshall, $40.00; for fire department, $50.00, Street cleaning, $20.00; Street lighting, $210.00, Sewers and drainage, $25.00; Rent, $100.00; Legal advertising, $6.00; For health, $51.94; Elections, $80.00; Taxes, $1.50; Workmans compensation $5.75. Total $842.19. Moved by Benton and seconded by Stover that the budget be adopted as read. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Frank Taylor for trucking stone, $46.00; Benton Oil Co. for oil and gas, $5.64; H.D. Houseman for labor on street, $2.00; Stewart Larcomb for hauling stone, $4.55; C.E. Rogers for stone, $14.58; Glen Stout for labor on street, $1.50; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $10.88, McElfresh and Son for sewer pipe and grates, $2.75; County Engineer for tar, $13.75; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $5.41; Frank O. Miller for service and gas, $5.00; E.B. Bean for attending advisory council, $0.90.

Clerk read balances on the various funds as follows: General $123.36. Motor vehicle fund $772.87. Gas tax fund $646.65.

It was moved by Benton seconded by Manville that salaries of the various officers be paid to July 1, 1939. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Montgomery seconded by Liggett that council join with the Township Trustees in painting the Township-Council house. Motion carried. The clerk certifies there is sufficient funds in the treasury to meet council's share of the expense.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 7, 1939
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Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 7, 1939 with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of July 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Johnson and Irwin for mowing weeds, $5.00; S.E. Cain for labor on street, $11.25; Allen Shank for trucking, $13.00; E.A Spees for labor on street, $20.50; C.E. Rogers for stone, $25.33; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, sand and cement, $4.50; McElfresh and Son for sewer pipe and grates, $8.79; Stewart Larcomb for hauling stone, $1.27; Frank Taylor for trucking, $42.00; Williams and McIntire for tile, $62.06; Independent Print Shop for letter heads, $3.50; Glesenkamp Hardware for paint, oil, and turpentine, $17.40; M.R. Hays Co. for supplies, $10.10.

The clerk read the balances in the treasury as follows: General fund, $58.71; Motor vehicle tax, $660.81; Gasoline tax fund, $646.65.

It was moved and seconded that council pay $7.00 as part of payment for cleaning toilet closet on the Masonic Lot, and that a committee composed of Benton and Stover be instructed to paint, screen, and make other proper improvements on said toilet. Vote: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 4, 1939
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Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 4th with all members present and Mayor Bean in the chair. The minutes of Aug. 7th were read and approved.

The special committee appointed on Aug. 7th reported work not yet completed, and the committee was continued.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: E.A. Spees for labor on street, $2.25; S.E. Cain for labor on street, $3.38; Trustees of Scioto Township for painting, $10.00; Hively Oil Co. for gas and oil, $6.31; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $11.30; C.E. Rogers for trucking stone, $1.25; C.E. Rogers for trucking stone, $1.25; Frank Taylor for labor and trucking, $18.80; Robert Parsons, Co. Engineer for labor and material, $139.65; Robert Parsons, Co. Engineer for improvement on Fourth, Henry, and High Streets, $307.88; Robert Parsons, Co. Engineer for improvement on Second and Huston Streets and extra for Mary Benton and Dr. D.S. Cowles; and engineering and inspection, $416.34; S. Larcomb for hauling stone, $3.95.

There being no further business council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 29, 1939
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Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Sept. 19th with members Liggett, Beeney, Montgomery, and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Object of the meeting to consider an ordinance (No. 156) to provide for special assessments upon real estate to pay the cost and expense of the improvement of Henry, High, Second, Huston, and Second Streets in the Village.

The proposed ordinance was read by the clerk. It was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Liggett that the second and third readings be dispensed with, and that the ordinance be passed upon its first reading. Vote: Liggett yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Beeney yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 2, 1939
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Minutes of Ostrander Village Council meeting, held in the council room Monday evening Oct. 2nd with members Manville, Benton, Beeney, Stover, Liggett and Montgomery present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Sept 4th and 19th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Frank Taylor for trucking, $20.00; County Engineer for tar, $16.50; H.J. Halderman for gas and oil, $3.40.

The committee named in August to make necessary improvements on Masonic toilet, report work not completed and the committee continued.

The clerk was advised to secure a new account book for the village treasurer.

Moved and second that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 6, 1939
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Minutes of Ostrander Village Council meeting held in the council room Monday evening November 6, 1939 with members Benton, Beeney, Liggett, Montgomery and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 2nd were read and approved.

The clerk reported the action of the Budget Commission n the village budget.

Benton offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
Whereas, this council in accordance with the provisions of law has previously adopted a tax budget for the next succeeding year commencing Jan. 1, 1940; and whereas the Budget Commission of Delaware County, Ohio has certified its action thereon to this Council together with an estimate by the County Auditor of the rate of each tax necessary to be levied by this council, and what part thereof is without, and what part within the ten mill tax limitation; therefore be it resolved by the Council of the Village of Ostrander, Delaware County, Ohio, that the amounts and rates, as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification, be and the same are hereby accepted; and be it further resolved that there be and is hereby levied on the tax duplicate of said village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation as follows: One and fort-two one hundredths mills for the general fund; and be it further resolved, that the clerk of this council be, and he is hereby directed to certify a copy of this resolution to the County Auditor.

Stover seconded the resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption, the vote resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Liggett yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes. The motion was declared.

The repair committee was continued.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Frank Taylor for labor with truck, $8.40; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $5.00; Odell Liggett for reimbursement for light bills, $2.05; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for balance on account, $7.25; F.O. Miller for gas and service, $6.19; Bert Wells for night watchman, $3.00.

The clerk reports balances in treasury as follows: General fund $335.28; Motor vehicle fund, $298.33; Gas tax fund $217.61; Total $851.22.

Moved and seconded that salaries of officers be paid for one quarter to Oct. 1 , 1939. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Liggett yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 4, 1939
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Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 4th with all members present except Manville, and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 6th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present.

Certificates of election show that the following village officers were elected Nov. 7th: Mayor - E.B. Bean. Clerk - Odell Liggett, Marshall - E.N. Smart. Treasurer - Mrs. Imo Sherman. Council members - Bert Montgomery, Ivan Beeney, W.E. Benton, Paul Liggett, G.C. Stover, and A.M. Manville.

The clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General fund - $255.04. Motor Vehicle - $404.90. Gas tax - $405.61. Total - $1065.55.

Bills mentioned above - Stewart Larcomb for hauling stone, $1.47, Columbus Blank Book Co. for treasurer's account book, $11.72, Glesenkamp Hardware for hardware supplies, $3.48, F.O. Miller for battery for fire truck and service for Oct. and Nov., $13.00.

The special repair committee was continued, and the light committee was instructed to interview the Light Company in regard to having light pole in front of Baptist Parsonage removed as same endangers parking at the Baptist Church.

The village marshall was present and asked council to furnish him a badge emblematic of his office. It was moved and seconded that a suitable badge be ordered, and the motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.