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MINUTES OF OSTRANDER, OHIO 
COUNCIL MEETINGS

1940 thru 1949

 

 

 

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 1, 1940
Book 1097, Page 31

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 1, 1940 with all members present except Manville, and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 4th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: W.S. Darley and Co. for marshall's star, $3.02; C.E. Rodgers for stone, $4.42, National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $1.85; Delaware Motor Sales Co. Inc. for repairs on fire truck and G.M.A, $25.03; Columbus Blank Book Co. for bond blanks, $0.58; Hanley Engineering Service for repairs on fire truck, $99.05; Frank O. Miller for parts and service for December, $4.97; Glenn Stout for trucking and labor, $6.75; M.E. Miller for concrete work on Bean alley, $8.50.

It was moved and seconded that all salaries be paid to Jan. 1, 1940. Vote: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

There being no further business, the council adjourned sine die.

The newly elected council and other officers elect were present and presented their bonds which were duly approved by the Mayor and council. The Mayor had previously taken the oath of office and he administered the oath to the other officers.

It was moved and seconded that W.E. Benton be elected president pro tem., and the motion carried.

The clerk was instructed to pay the Mayor niney cents for mileage in attending the recent special meeting of the advisory council.

At this time the Mayor announced the appointment of the following standing committees:

Street - Benton and Liggett
Side walk - Montgomery and Beeney
Drainage - Manville and Stover Waugh (hand-written)
Light - Stover and Benton
Purchasing - Montgomery and Manville Waugh (hand-written)

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 5, 1940
Book 1097, Page 32

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 5th with all members present except Manville, and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 1st read and approved.

An ordinance was read making appropriations for the year 1940 as follows: Council, $144.00; Mayor, $25.00; Clerk, $50.00; Treasurer, $25.00; Legal advertising, $6.00; Other expenses, $10.00; Fire Apparatus, $98.00; Rent, $100.00, Marshall, $40.00; Street Maintenance, $(no amount given) Motor Vehicle $700.00; Gas Tax, $800.00; Total, $2093.00.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for cement, sand, etc., $24.44; Earl Smart for removing tree and thawing pump, $1.00; Ostrander Oil Co. for gas and oil, $3.07; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $10.89; Wm. Kuntz for plowing snow, $6.00; Frank Taylor for labor with truck, $16.80.

It was moved and seconded that the price to be paid for common labor be fixed at 30cts per hour. Motion carried unanimously.

The marshall reported that Howard Culp will allow dumping on his lot at the corner of Main and High Streets if council will furnish and place tile of sufficient size to drain same. Moved by Benton seconded by Montgomery that Liggett and (something hand-written over the name Benton) be instructed to investigate the cost of suitable tile for this work, with power to act. Motion carried.

Benton reported that additional fire hose is needed for the department. Moved by Beeney second by Montgomery that Benton be instructed to purchase suitable hose. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 4, 1940
Book 1097, Page 33

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 4th with members Beeney, Benton, Stover and Montgomery present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 5th were read and approved.

Stover reported that he investigated the cost of tile for the Culp dump and finds that 20 inch tile would cost $8.50 per rod, and that sewer tile would cost considerable more. No action was taken.

It was reported to council that certain delinquent tax properties in Ostrander Village will be sold at public auction on March 11th. It was ordered by council that W.E. Benton be authorized to bid not to exceed $35.00 on the lost at the corner of Huston and Main Streets.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Pearl Bovey for shoveling snow, $1.20; Earl Smart for ditching, $1.00; G.E. Turney, Agent for one half of premium on insurance policy no. 865924, $15.46.

Benton presented and moved the adoption of a resolution looking to the improvement of the following streets: Second St. from Hill St. north to Loveless Avenue; Loveless Ave. from Second St. east to Main St.; and also another resolution providing for the improvement of the following streets: Henry St. from Second St. west to Fourth St.; Fourth St. from Henry St. south to High St.; High St. from Fourth St. east to the alley west of Mary Benton's residence. Montgomery seconded these resolutions, and the vote being taken resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, and Stover yes. The resolution was declared carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 1, 1940
Book 1097, Page 33-34

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 1, 1940 with members Stover, Beeney, Benton, Montgomery present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of March 4th read and approved.

Petitions were read asking for the improvement of Second St., High St., Fourth St., Loveless Ave., and Henry St. These petitions were placed on file.

Ordinance No. 157 and 158 were read declaring the intention of council to proceed with the improvement of Loveless Ave. and Second St. also to proceed with the improvement of Henry, Fourth, and High Streets.

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

Montgomery presented the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved that it is necessary to resurface North St. from Main St. west to the corporation line. That the village cooperate with the County in this improvement, each to pay half of the cost of same. That the clerk notify the County Engineer that he is authorized to proceed twit the work. Stover seconded the resolution, and the roll being called the vote was as follows: Benton yes, Stover yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes. Motion declared carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Ray V. Irwin, Co. Treas. For town lot, $13.10; E.A. Spees for ditching, $16.80; Paul Johnson for ditching, $15.00; F.O. Miller for service and gas, $5.08; Gazette Publishing Co. for legal adv., $4.39; Stanley Rhoades for labor, $1.20; Earl Smart for labor, $1.50; McElfresh and Son for labor, $1.67; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, $16.95.

E.B Bean and Grover Stover asked council for a sidewalk grade along their lots extending from North St. to Huston St. The matter was referred to the Street and sidewalk committees with power to act.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 6, 1940
Book 1097, Page 34

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 6, 1940 with members Benton, Beeney, Stover, Montgomery, and Liggett present. In the absence of the Mayor, council president, Benton was in the chair. Minutes of April 1st were read and approved.

The various standing committees made informal reports.

Councilman Liggett reported a complaint by Mrs. DeWolf relative to water from street and Larcomb lot draining under her residence. This matter was referred to the drainage committee. It was also reported that the pump in Jack Town was in need of repair, and this matter was referred to Liggett.

The following bills were read and were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present, together with all salaries for the quarter ending April 1, 1940: Chas Demorest for 6 loads of dirt, $7.50; McElfresh and Son for grate and tee, $2.01; Frank Taylor for labor on street with truck, $7.12; Earl Smart for pump repair, $2.10.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 3, 1940
Book 1097, Page 35

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 3rd with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minute of May 6th were read and approved.

The street committee reports that the County Engineer will not be able to resurface the Village streets, owing to a law that prohibits such use of County machinery. However the Engineer will resurface North and Main Streets through the Village.

The drainage committee and W.E. Benton were instructed to have the open ditch cleaned from Main Street east to the creek.

Owing to the fact that Manville has not yet been able to meet with council, Bert Montgomery was added to the drainage committee..

Council discussed briefly the light contract with The Oho Edison Company, and Benton and the clerk were appointed by the mayor to interview the Company in regard to the same.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Earl Smart for labor on street, $2.70; Bert Wells for labor, $6.20; E.A. Spees for labor on street, $2.85; Asher Shank for labor on street, $3.00; Robert M. Rae for hauling ashes, $1.20; J.A. Maugans for pump and labor, $6.50; E.B. Bean for mileage to Advisory Council, $0.90; Wm. Kuntz for plowing snow, $6.00; Columbus Blank Book Co. for 100 vouchers, $1.08; Glesenkamp Hdw. for hardware supplies, $3.60; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for lumber and stone, $19.74; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $1.50; Frank Taylor for labor with truck, $4.50; Earl Smart for labor on street, $1.05.

Moved and seconded that Council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 1, 1940
Book 1097, Page 35

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 1st with members Benton, Beeney, Liggett, Montgomery and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of June 3rd were read and approved.

The drainage committee reported ditches cleaned east of Main St. to the creek; and the ditch crossing Robert Maugans' property.

The committee to interview the Marion Reserve Power Co. was continued. The clerk read the budget for f1941 totaling $1202.32. Moved and seconded that the budget be approved as read. Motion carried unanimously.

The salaries for the quarter ending June 30th were ordered paid. The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Robert Maugans for hauling stone, $32.50; Glenn Stout for labor on street, $9.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $51.55; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $65.98; Frank Taylor for labor on street, $18.45; Earl Smart for painting, $1.00; Bert Wells for police duty, $2.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 5, 1940
Book 1097, Page 36

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

Dr. G.F. Meench, County Health Commissioner, and Mr. Aukland, County Sanitarian, were present and spoke to council in regards to sewage disposal that seems to be emptying into the County Ditch that discharges into Blues Creek on the farm of Mr. Fink; also in regard to proper construction of settling tanks and filters.

It was moved by Benton and seconded by Stover that the County Health Department be authorized to proceed with a survey of sewage disposal in the village, and to correct any faults that be found relative to same. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Robert Maugans for pump repair, $2.65; Bruce Montgomery for chloride of lime, $1.03; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $10.71; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $11.60; Robert Maugans for hauling stone, $3.75; Frank Taylor for labor on street, $11.70; Willard Houseman for labor on street, $1.20; H.D. Houseman for labor on street, $2.40; Earl Smart for labor on street, $4.05; Glenn E. Stout for labor on street, $2.40; Edwin R. Parrott for labor on street, $3.60; Robert M. Rae for labor on street, $3.60; E.A. Spees for labor on street, $2.40; Glenn Stout for labor on street, $6.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 4, 1940
Book 1097, Page 36

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Sept. 4th with members Beeney, Benton, Montgomery, Liggett, and Stover present, and Benton in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 8th were read and approved.

Member Montgomery turned over to the clerk $10.00 which he received for the old fire truck meter.

The various committees made informal reports.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Frank Taylor for labor with truck, $6.75; E.A. Spees for labor on street, $3.30;
Glenn Stout for labor on street, $5.10; Frank Larcomb for labor on street, $0.30; Earl Smart for labor on street, $0.90; Bernard Rhoades for labor on street, $0.60; Robert W. Rea for labor on street, $0.60; County Engineer for MC 3, $35.57; Frank O. Miller for service, gas, etc., $7.38.

There being no further business, the council adjourned.

These minutes were not signed by the Clerk.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 7, 1940
Book 1097, Page 37

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 7th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 4th were read and approved.

The Street Committee reported the resurfacing of High, Second, Henry, and High Streets, and Loveless Ave. by C.J. Laffey of Findlay, O.

An ordinance was presented, intended to regulate the establishment of connections to storm water sewers, and to provide fo the inspection thereof. Moved by Benton, seconded by Liggett that the proposed ordinance be placed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were read, and together with salaries for the last quarter, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: C.J. Laffey for resurfacing of streets, $445.50; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $16.01; E.N. Smart for labor on street, $7.20; Meredith Stone Co. for stone, $45.50; National Lime and Stone Co., $9.35.

It was reported to council that Robert Maugans and Mrs. Minnie Honeter have been unable to determine boundaries of their town lots which are contiguous. It was moved by Benton and seconded by Beeney that the clerk be instructed to interview the County Engineer or some other one who is competent, with the intention of helping these parties to determine proper boundaries, with the understanding that Council will bear one third of the expense incurred. Motion carries unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 4, 1940
Book 1097, Page 37

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 4th with members Beeney, Benton, Montgomery, Liggett, and Stover present and President Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 7th were read and approved.

The ordinance to regulate the establishment of connections to storm water sewers, and to provide for the inspection thereof was placed on its second reading.

An ordinance was read providing for special assessments to pay cost and expense of improving, Henry, Fourth, High, and Second Streets, and Loveless Avenue. It was moved by Beeney and seconded by Stover that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Beeney yes, Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, and Stover yes. Motion carried and ordinance declared adopted.

The clerk reported that the county budget commission has certified its action on the previously adopted tax budget for thte year beginning Jan. 1, 1941.

A resolution was presented by Montgomery, and seconded by Liggett, accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. Vote on the resolution - Beeney yes, Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, Stover yes. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Bert Wells for night watch, Halloween, $3.50; Independent Print Shop for 500 envelopes, $3.50; Glesenkamp Hardware for supplies, $5.37; Odell Liggett for reimbursement for light bills, $2.42.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 2, 1940
Book 1097, Page 38

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 2nd with members Beeney, Benton, Montgomery, Liggett, and Stover present and Mayor Bean n the chair. Minutes of Nov. 4th were read and approved.

The special committee composed of Benton and the clerk reported having interviewed the manager of the Marion Reserve Power Co. relative to the contract for street lighting which is inoperative at this time n account of insufficient funds to carry on.

The report indicates, the Company will consider cancellation of this contract whenever Council has an acceptable plan to offer in its stead.

It was reported that the sidewalk in front of the Village's lot on Huston Street is being undermined by erosion, and that there is danger of its caving in . The sidewalk committee was instructed to take steps to remedy this situation at once.

The proposed ordinance No. 160 intended to regulate the establishment of connections to storm water sewers, and to provide for the inspection thereof, was placed on its third reading. Benton moved and Montgomery seconded the adoption of this ordinance. Vote: Beeney yes, Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, Stover yes. Motion carried and ordinance declared adopted.

Benton reported the Village's fire extinguishers are no longer reliable, and the Mayor appointed Benton and Liggett a committee to investigate and purchase new ones.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Frank O. Miller for gas and service to date, $5.05; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $1.09.

The sidewalk committee was instructed to have railing repaired on east side of Second Street along the E.B. Bean lot.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 8, 1941
Book 1097, Page 38

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Jan. 8th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 2nd read and approved.

It was noted by council that member Manville has moved from the County, thus leaving a vacancy in Council. It was moved by Benton and seconded by Stover that Harry Waugh be elected to fill the vacancy. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried and Mr. Waugh was declared elected.

The report of the sidewalk committee indicated that the fill on Huston St. and the railing on Second St. are not yet finished, and were instructed to proceed with the same.

An ordinance making appropriations for the year 1941 was read. It was moved by Benton 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, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried and ordinance declared adopted.

The following bills were read: Howard Roloson for pump repair, $1.50; Hanley Engineering Service for fire extinguishers, $211.60; American Crushed Rock Co. for stone, $31.45, McElfresh and Son for tile and grates, $6.93; Glenn Stout for labor on street, $10.65; Asher Shank for labor on street, $8.70; Ostrander Oil Co. for gas and oil, $11.89.

Moved and seconded that these bills and the salaries for the last quarter be paid. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

Council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 5, 1941
Book 1097, Page 39

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Feb. 5th with members Benton, Stover, and Liggett, and member elect Waugh present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Mr. Waugh presented his bond which was duly accepted, and the oath of office was administered to him by Mayor Bean.

The minutes of Jan. 8th were read and approved.

The committee to repair railing along Bean lot, and to make the fill along the village lot on Huston St. were not present to report and were continued.

A proclamation by The Secretary of State stating that the 1940 census shows Ostrander to have a population of 411, and declaring it to have the rank of Village, was read by the clerk.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Glenn Stout for labor on street, $9.30; W.M. Edwards for plowing snow and hauling cinders, $5.80; W.M. Edwards for labor on street with team & truck, $26.40; Educational Supply Co. for order book, $7.17, Miami Stone Co. for stone, $(no entry).

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 3, 1941
Book 1097, Page 39

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 3rd with members Benton, Beeney, Liggett and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 2nd were read and approved.

The special committee to repair reailing on Second St. and the fill on Huston St. had no report and were continued.

The clerk read a letter from the Village Committee of the Cuyahoga County Mayors Association, calling attention of Council to the objectionable features of Senate Bill 72 which is now before the Ohio Senate. Taxation Committee. It was moved and seconded that the clerk be instructed to write our Senator and Representative in the General Assembly to use their influence against this bill. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Bert Wells for burying a dead cat that was found in the street, $0.50; Frank Taylor for labor on the street, $12.00; Miami Stone Co. for stone, $208.47; Delaware Gazette for legal adv., $5.37; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $12.70.

Moved and seconded that Council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 7, 1941
Book 1097, Page 40

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 7th with members Benton, Beeney, Stover, Montgomery and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of March 3rd were read and approved.

Letters from Senator Whitney and Representative French were read by the clerk relative to Senate Bill 72, both expressing their opposition to this bill.

A letter was also read from the County Health Department recommending a clean up day some time in the near future. It was suggested by council that the Mayor issue a proclamation making the week of April 21 to 26 clean up week for the village of Ostrander.

The following bills were read and with the salaries for the last quarter were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Owens Stone Company for stone, $5.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, $11.60; Frank Miller for service to date, $6.20; Asher Shank for labor, $3.30.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 12, 1941
Book 1097, Page 40

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 12th with members Benton, Beeney, Liggett, Stover and Montgomery present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of April 7th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Robert Maugans for labor with truck assisting with clean up project, $28.00; Earl Smart for labor assisting with clean up, $13.20; Stanley Rhoades Jr. for hauling away trash, $1.20; Frank O. Miller for repairs for fire truck, and charging battery, $2.25.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 2, 1941
Book 1097, Page 40

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 2nd with members Benton, Beeney, Stover, Montgomery and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of May 12th were read and approved.

Clerk read the balances in the different funds as follows: General Fund $744.98; Motor Vehicle Fund $480.44; Gas Tax Fund $238.17. Total $1463.59.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Jesse Miller for kerosene, $0.28; E.B. Bean for attendance at meeting of advisory council, $2.90; E.A. Spees for ditching, $15.60.

Benton reported that a new pump is needed for the Emma Phillips well where a number of citizens are getting waster for house use; that these citizens are contributing toward the purchase of a new pump and are asking council to share in this expense. It was moved by Beeney and seconded by Liggett that Council pay $5.00 toward the purchase and installation of a new pump. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 9, 1941
Book 1097, Page 41

Council met at the call of the mayor Monday evening June 9, 1941 with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Object of the meeting - to consider an ordinance regulating rates to be charged for electric current by the Marion Reserve Power Company.

Ordinance No. 161 was presented by Mr. Bigler of The Marion Reserve Power Company. It was moved by Benton and seconded by Stover that this ordinance be placed on its first reading. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes. Motion carried.

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

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 7, 1941
Book 1097, Page 41

Council met in the council room with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of June 2nd and 9th read and approved.

Stewart Larcomb was present and asked council to open up the ditch in front of his property on North Main Street. The matter was referred to the drainage committee. The mayor appointed Benton to the drainage committee temporarily in the absence of Mr. Waugh.

The clerk read the budget for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1 1942 calling for a total of $556.12. Moved by Montgomery, seconded by Benton, that the budget be adopted. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and together with the last quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ostrander Farmers Exchange, $15.00; Clyde Parthemer for labor on street, $12.30; Frank Taylor for labor on street with truck, $18.45; Ostrander Oil Company, $14.61.

Moved by Beeney, seconded by Stover, that Benton and the Clerk order an eighty foot tower for street lighting. Motion carried unanimously. Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

The matter of purchasing an 80 ft. light tower for the village was discussed. By unanimous vote of council, Benton and the Clerk were ordered to order the same.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 4, 1941
Book 1097, Page 42

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 4th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of July 7th were read and approved.

It was reported the new light tower had arrived, and there was considerable discussion as to where same should be located.

Mr. F.E. Parson was present with C.B. Hostetler who represented the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Parsons proposed to lease council a part of the Masonic lot as a place for the tower, at $50.00 per year. Council after due consideration decided to view other locations before making a final decision.

It was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Beeney that when a location is selected, the matter of erecting the tower be referred to the light committee with power to act. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were read and order paid by unanimous vote of the members present: C.L. Howey for ditching, $23.10; Asher Shank for cutting weeds, $10.50: Don Wilson for cutting weeds, $4.00; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $8.83, Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for light tower, $200.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, $39.18.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn to meet Tuesday evening Aug. 5th at 8-30 o'clock P.M. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 5, 1941
Book 1097, Page 42

Adjourned meeting of Ostrander Village Council held in the council room Tuesday evening Aug. 5th.

Members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Liggett and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Object of the meeting, to consider location of the electric light tower.

Motion by Stover, seconded by Montgomery, that the tower be placed on the south east corner of North and Second Streets. Vote - Benton no. Beeney no, Montgomery yes, Liggett no, Stover yes. Motion declared lost.

Moved by Stover, seconded by Benton that tower be placed on the town lot on Huston Street near the alley. Vote - Stover yes, Benton yes, Beeney no, Montgomery no, Liggett not voting. Motion declared lost.

Motion by Montgomery, seconded by Liggett that council adjourn to meet at the call of the Mayor. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 13, 1941
Book 1097, Page 42

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Aug. 13th at the call of the Mayor. Members present - Benton, Beeney, Montgomery and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Object of the meeting as stated by the Mayor, was to take action concerning four town wells in which the water is considered dangerous to health; to consider new survey of certain town lots; and to locate place for the light tower.

Mr. C.G. Anderson was present and informed council concerning certain errors in boundaries of town lots west of Main Street and south of Henry Street, and asked council to pass an ordinance abandoning a part of Main Street to owners of lots west of Main Street. No formal action was taken, but all members present expressed a willingness to make such transfer when a petition signed by property owners affected, is presented.

The Clerk next read a letter from the Delaware County Health Department stating that the six town wells had been chemically tested and that four of them had been found unsatisfactory. This matter was referred to the drainage committee for action.

The next matter considered was the location of the light tower. It was moved by Beeney and seconded by Stover that the tower be placed on the town's lot at the north west corner of Main and Huston Streets (the Haydock Corner). Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery no, Stover yes. Motion declared lost.

It was moved and seconded that council adjourn to meet at the call of the Mayor, and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 16, 1941
Book 1097, Page 43

Ostrander Village Council met in the council room at the call of the Mayor Saturday evening Aug. 16th. Members present were Benton, Beeney, Stover, and Waugh.

Object of the meeting was to consider location for the light tower.

After due deliberation council decided that they did not care to take action until an attempt had been made to secure a full attendance of council.

It was moved and seconded that council adjourn to meet Saturday evening Aug. 23rd. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 23, 1941
Book 1097, Page 43

Ostrander Village Council met in the council room Saturday evening Aug. 23rd. Members present - Beeney, Benton, Montgomery, Stover, Liggett, and Waugh, and Mayor Bean in the chair.

After considering the location of light tower, a letter was read from Walter F. Jamison of the Jamison Electric Co. of Delaware, Ohio in which Mr. Jamison recommended the Haydock lot at the corner of Main and Huston Streets as the best location for the tower.

Mr. Waugh moved that the recommendation of Mr. Jamison be accepted. Stover seconded the motion, and the vote being taken resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery no, Stover yes, Waugh yes, and Liggett yes. Motion declared carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 8, 1941
Book 1097, Page 43

Ostrander Village Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 8, 1941 with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 4th, 5th, 13th, 16th, and 23rd read and approved.

The Clerk read a letter from the Bureau of Aeronautics stating that it would be necessary to place a red light on top of the light tower.

The committee reported the electric light tower is now in place and ready for the electric wiring which they hope will be done by Friday, Sept. 12th.

A card was read from the District Health Commissioner stating that five of the town wells are now in satisfactory sanitary condition, but that the Orahood well is still grossly polluted. The matter was referred to the drainage committee for action.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Winter St. Drug Store for chlorinated lime, $1.20; F.O. Miller for gas and service to date, $4.90; T.H. Miller for labor, $6.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $148.72; C.L. Howey for ditching, $4.20; Frank Taylor for labor on street, $3.75;
Bert Wells for labor, $30.30; Glen Ayers for labor with scraper, $(no entry).

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 6, 1941
Book 1097, Page 44

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 6, 1941 with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery and Liggett present and President Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 8th read and approved.

The clerk read a letter from The Ohio State Council of Defense addressed to the Mayor, and containing a copy of the Senate Bill No. 178 providing for the establishment of state, local, and district councils of defense and prescribing the powers and duties thereof. Council suggested that it might be best that our defense council representation be made in mutual cooperation with that of the city of Delaware and advised that The Ohio State Council of Defense be informed to that effect.

The Clerk read the County Auditor's report on the Village 1942 budget, fixing the tax levies and rates for that year. Montgomery presented a resolution that the amounts an rates as are hereby accepted, and that there be levied on the tax duplicate of the village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation. The resolution was seconded by Liggett, and the roll call upon its adoption resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes. Carried.

At this time a petition ws read signed by all the property owners of property on the west side of Min Street between Henry and High Streets asking that said South Main Street between Henry and High Streets be narrowed by vacating a certain part of said Main Street as described by Exhibit A attached thereto. It was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Liggett that the petition be granted. Vote: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

In order to carry into effect the foregoing petition, ordinance No. 162 was presented. Moved by Montgomery, seconded by Beeney that the ordinance be placed on its first reading. Vote: Beeney yes, Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Liggett 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, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and with the salaries for last quarter were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Glen Ayers for labor on street with scraper, $13.30; The National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $1.55; Walter F. Jamison Electric Co. for wiring light tower, $105.13; J.A. Maugans for erecting light tower, $25.00; J.H. Roloson for labor and material, $2.00; Bert Wells for building fence and grading, $15.60; E.B. Bean for 4 light bulbs, $1.40.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 17, 1941
Book 1097, Page 45

Council met in the council room Friday evening Oct. 17th at the call of the Mayor. Members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover and Liggett present, and Mayor Bean in the chair.

Object of the meeting, to organize the Local Defense Council, and to consider resurfacing certain streets.

Mayor E.B. Bean was designated Chairman of the Local Defense Council. Clerk, Odell Liggett was appointed Executive Director. Councilmen Montgomery, Benton, and Beeney were appointed to represent the Village Departments, and Councilmen Stover and Liggett were made Public Representatives.

The County Engineer's estimate of material and labor necessary to resurface certain streets was presented as follows: Huston St. from Main St. to Second St., $30.31; Second St. from Huston St to Loveless Ave., $87.37; Loveless Ave. from Second St. to Main St. $29.99; Third St. from North St. to Hill St, $33.23; Hill St. from Third St. to Main St., $57.52; Second St. from Loveless Ave. to Carr Ave., $81.94; Carr Ave. from Second St. to Main St., $74.62. Total $394.98.

Moved and seconded that estimates be accepted and that the engineer be instructed to proceed with the improvement. Motion carried.

It is understood that the private drives of H.N. Latimer, F.E. Prouty, Florence Benton and E.B. Bean will be resurfaced and be paid for by the respective owners.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1941
Book 1097, Page 45

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 3, 1941 with members Benton, Beeney, Stover, Montgomery and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 6th and 17th read and approved.

The Mayor appointed the Street Committee to assist the North Ohio Telephone Company in selected places for telephone poles along the village streets.

Councilman Liggett presented a request of Mary Benton to use the Council room for monthly collection of light bills. It was moved by Beeney and seconded by Liggett that Mrs. Benton be permitted to use council room for purpose presented. Vote - Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Glen Ayers for labor with scraper, $9.10; Clyde Howey for ditching, $0.90; Stanley Rhoades for labor, $3.23; Earl Smart for painting and cleaning, $7.50; Lyle Honeter for night watchman, $2.00; Bert Wells for labor and night watchman, $9.80; Paul Liggett for papering, $4.20; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for supplies, $50.72; Edward Howey for care of lanterns, $1.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $1.12; Ostrander Oil Co. for gas and oil, $7.70; F.O. Miller for gas and oil, $4.75; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $183.37; The Barrett Co. for bituminous material, $300.00.

Also bills by light company and C.G. Anderson when same are presented.

Clerk reported amounts in funds as follows: General - $395.02, Motor Vehicle Fund - $506.73, Gas Tax Fund - $196.50.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 1, 1941
Book 1097, Page 46

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 1st with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Liggett and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 3rd were read and approved.

The Clerk reported the balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund - $299.92; Motor Vehicle Fund - $137.15; Gas Tax Fund - $11.11.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $68.42; Education Supply Co. for voucher blanks, $2.16; Scioto Township for paint, etc., $4.57; Glesenkamp Hardware for supplies, $3.28; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $9.56.

Benton presented and moved for adoption of the following resolution: Be it resolved by the council of the village of Ostrander, O.
1. That it is necessary to improve the following streets by surface treating - Second Street from Loveless Ave. to Carr Avenue; and Carr Avenue from Second Street to Main Street.
2. That one fourth of the cost of said improvement shall be assessed upon the abutting property 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 amount to be determined.
3. That the estimated cost of said improvement is $156.56.
4. That the assessments to be levied shall be paid in four semiannual installments: 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, with interest not to exceed 5% to the semiannual interest date of said payment.
5. That the remainder of the cost of said improvement shall be paid by the village of Ostrander.
6. That said improvement is hereby declared to be donducive to the public health, convenience and welfare.

Motgomery seconded the resolution, and the vote being taken resulted as follows: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, Stover yes. Motion carried.

Council canvassed the return of the election on Nov. 4th and found the officers were duly elected: Mayor E.B. Bean; Clerk Odell Liggett, Treasurer Mrs. Imo Sherman; and W.E. Benton, Ivan Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Paul Liggett, G.C. Stover, and Harry Waugh for council.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 5, 1942
Book 1097, Page 47

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 5th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Liggett, Stover and Waugh present and Mayor Bean in the chair. The minutes of Dec. 1st were read and approved.

The newly elected officials were present, presented their bonds, and were given the oath of office by Mayor Bean. The Mayor was sworn into his new term by Clerk Liggett.

On motion by Benton seconded by Liggett, ordinance No, 163 was placed on its first reading. This ordinance declares the intention of council to proceed with improvement of Second St. and Carr Ave.

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

On motion of Waugh and second by Beeney, ordinance No. 164 to fix the assessments on property abutting on Second Street and Carr Ave., was placed on its first reading. It was moved by Benton and seconded by Montgomery that second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote: Benton yes, Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, Stover yes, Waugh yes. Motion carried.

The following bills were read, and together with salaries for the last quarter, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Educational Supply Co. for bond blanks, $0.68; Ostrander Oil Co. for gas and oil, $1.24; Frank Taylor for labor with truck, $12.60; Marion Reserve Power Company for light, $6.90.

Council adjourned sine die.

The new council consisting of W.E. Benton, Ivan Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Paul Liggett, G.C. Stover and Harry Waugh, was called to order and proceeded to organize by electing W.E. Benton president pro tem.

The Mayor announced appointment of the following standing committees:

Street Committee - Benton and Liggett
Side Walk Comm. - Montgomery and Beeney
Drainage Comm. - Stover and Waugh
Light Comm. - Stover and Benton
Purchasing Comm. - Montgomery and Waugh

Council unanimously passed the appropriation ordinance for 1942 making the following appropriations: Council $144.00. Mayor $25.00. Clerk $50.00. Treasurer $25.00. Legal Advertising $6.00. Health $42.00. Marshall $40.00. Police $5.00. Fire Department Expense $200.00. Street Cleaning $20.00. Street Lighting $100.00. Sewers and Rents $100.00. Street Maintenance $700.00. Total $1532.00.

Discussion followed relative to the appointment of the Village Marshall. No action was taken and appointment was deferred until the February meeting.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 2, 1942
Book 1097, Page 48

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 2nd with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, Liggett, and Waugh present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of January 5th were read and approved.

The Mayor announced the appointment of E.N. Smart as Marshall of the village. Smart presented bond signed by G.C. Stover and W.E. Benton. This was approved by the mayor who then administered the oath of office to Mr. Smart.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Odell Liggett for refund for light bills paid, $1.11; Earl Smart for costs and keys, $1.95; Ostrander Oil Company for gas, $2.82; Paul Johnson for collecting rubbish, $10.50; Florence Benton for defense council school, $2.50; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $6.20.

The Mayor turned over to the clerk $5.00 which he collected as fines.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 2, 1942
Book 1097, Page 48

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 2nd with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, and Waugh present and President Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 2nd were read and approved.

Benton reported that he had persuaded the Telephone Co. to place a phone in the home of the Village Marshall, and that he had also written The Darling Company in regard to a fire siren, but as yes has no answer from them.

The Clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General $536.95. Motor Vehicle $140.14. Gas Tax $346.01. Total 1023.10.

A bill of $3.05 by the Marion Reserve Power Co. for light was read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present.

The drainage committee was instructed to investigate the cause of bad odors coming from storm sewers on the North side of the village.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTE OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 9, 1942
Book 1097, Page 48

Minutes of Ostrander Village Council meeting held March 9, 1942, with members Beeney, Benton, Montgomery, Liggett, Stover and Waugh present and Benton in the chair.

Object of the meeting as announced by the chair, is to consider the purchase of a fire siren, and also to consider the passage of an ordinance to regulate the allowance of poultry to run at large in the village.

Ordinance No. 165 prohibiting poultry to run at large in the village was read. It was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Stover that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Beeney yes, Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Waugh yes. Motion carried.

Moved by Liggett seconded by Montgomery that council purchase on 60 days trial a fire siren - one horse power, and a fire alarm box, the same being advertised by Darley and Co. of Chicago at $110.00 and $5.85 respectively. Vote - Beeney yes, Benton yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, Stover yes, Waugh yes. Motion carried.

Council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 6, 1942
Book 1097, Page 49

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 6th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, and Liggett present and Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 2nd and 9th read and approved.

The drainage committee report cause of trouble with odors on North side of town, was caused by broken down tile. The tile has been replaced.

Clerk read a letter from W.S. Darley and Co. of Chicago acknowledging receipt of our order for siren and alarm box. Council ordered the clerk to have theses articles sent COD in order to get the 3% discount.

It was decided to proclaim Monday and Tuesday April 13th and 14th as clean up days for the village. The marshall volunteered to notify the residents, and instruct them to have rubbish ready at the gutter in sacks, boxes, or other receptacles.

It was moved and seconded that the price of common labor for the village be increased to 40cts per hour. Motion carried unanimously.

The Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General fund $532.40. Motor Vehicle fund $140.14. Gas Tax fund $346.01. Total $1018.55.

The following bills were read and together with salaries for the quarter were ordered paid: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $2.73, Elmer Rayle for plowing snow and cleaning street, $11.20; H.D. Housman for ditching, $1.50; Earl Smart for labor, $5.60; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $2.45; The Delaware Gazette for legal adv., $12.02.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 4, 1942
Book 1097, Page 49

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 4th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, and Liggett present and Benton in the chair. Minutes of April 6th were read and approved.

Council discussed the matter of street repair and a proposition by H. Culp and L. Larcomb for tile across their lots. No definite action was taken. Council finds that 12 inch tile cost 25cts per foot, and 15 inch tile 40cts per foot.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Herbert Harsh for repairing pump at Cowles corner, $2.95; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $2.07; New York Central Ry Co. for freight, $0.98; Edbert Hutchisson for labor - clean up, $6.00; Elmer Rayle for labor with team - clean up, $12.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 1, 1942
Book 1097, Page 50

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 1st with members Beeney, Benton, Montgomery, Liggett, and Stover present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of May 4th read and approved.

Council discussed at some length the matter of tiling across the Larcomb and Culp lots. It was moved by Benton and seconded by Montgomery that his business be tabled until the next meeting of council. The motion carried.

The Mayor reported having attending a meeting called by the County Auditor to distribute Defense Relief money. Of this money Ostrander received $150.00 which was turned over to the Clerk to be placed in the Defense Relief Fund.

The following bills were read: Frank Taylor for labor with truck, $49.40; Glen Ayers for labor on street, $8.00; Railway Express Agency for freight, $0.50; W.S. Darley and Co. for defense fire siren and fire alarm box, $112.47; Columbus Blank Book Co. for loose leaves, $1.85; Herbert Harsh for pump repair, $2.85; E.B. Bean for light bulb and attending meetings at Delaware, $6.15.

Moved and seconded that bills be paid. Motion carried unanimously with the understanding that the siren and box be paid out of defense fund.

Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund $996.66. Motor Vehicle Fund $355.15. Gas Tax Fund $485.01. Total $1836.82.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 6, 1942
Book 1097, Page 50

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 6th with members Benton, Stover, Montgomery, and Beeney present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of June 1st were read and approved.

No action was taken in regard to the tiling of ditch across Culp and Larcomb lots since the interested parties were not present.

The Marshall called attention to the fact that the annual clean-up has not been completed. It was ordered that Councilman Liggett have this work finished as soon as possible.

The following bills were read and together with last quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $1.96; Herbert Harsh for pump repair, $4.25; Elmer Rayle for mowing weeds, $4.25; Glesenkamp Hardware for supplies, $4.64; Clyde Howey for cutting weeds, $4.60; W.M Edwards for mowing weeds, $3.20; Frank Taylor for labor on street with truck, $49.80; Elba Fetty for cleaning Masonic toilet, $10.00; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $12.40.

The following budget for the year beginning Jan. 1, 1943 was read: For Council $144.00, Mayor $25.00, Marshall and Police $45.00, Fire Department $250.00; Street Cleaning, $20.00; Light, $100.00; Legal Advertising, $10.00, Health $45.00, Elections $85.00, Workman's Compensation $12.00, Examinations $30.00, Total General Fund $940.00, street Maintenance and Repair $850.00. Grand Total $1790.00.

Moved and seconded that budget be adopted as read. Motion carried unanimously.

Move and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 10, 1942
Book 1097, Page 51

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 10th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, stover and Liggett present, and Benton in chair. Minutes of July 6th were read and approved.

Liggett reported clean up not fully completed because of the difficulty in securing trucks and men.

The Mayor turned over to the Clerk $1.00 which he collected for a permit.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: National Lime and Stone Company for Stone, $10.00; Walter F. Jamison Electric Co. for installing siren, $19.53; Herbert Harsh for pump, $8.40; C.L. Howey for cutting weeds, $12.00; Frank O. Miller for battery, gas, and service to Aug. 1st, $26.80; Frank Taylor to clean up with truck, $13.80; Clyde Parthemer for disposing of cat, $0.50; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $0.77.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 5, 1942
Book 1097, Page 51

Council met in the council room Oct. 5th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 10th were read and approved.

The Clerk reported the budget for 1943 which had been previously adopted by council and referred to the Budget Commission had been returned with the Commission's action thereon.

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 year commencing Jan. 1, 1943, 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 within and what parit is without the ten mill tax limitation; therefore be it Resolved by The Council of he 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 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, 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 motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were read, and together with the salaries for the last quarter, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of Council: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $5.39; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $14.30; Glesenkamp Hardware for light bulbs, $1.95; Edward Howey for burying cat, $0.50.

Council discussed Civilian Defense to some extent and decided to make the necessary arrangement for Air Raid Dimout.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn, motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 11, 1942
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Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 11th with members Benton, Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Liggett present and Mayor Bean in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 5th read and approved.

Montgomery reported arrangements are going forward for Air Raid Dimout in the near future.

A letter was read from the Ohio Civilian Defense Chief asking the Ostrander Defense Council to appoint a "Chief of Civilian War Services" whose duty will be to coordinate the entire program of Civilian War Services according to the Block Plan. The appointment was postponed for further consideration.

The matter of repairing the sewer in front of the homes of John Gray, D.H. Housman and Paul Liggett, was referred to the drainage committee with power to act.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Harley Miller for gas for fire truck, $1.25; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $5.78; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $1.50.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 7, 1942
Book 1097, Page 52

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 7, 1942 with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, and Liggett present and Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 11th were read and approved.

The drainage committee reported that there was very little wrong with the sewer on East High Street, and that the necessary repair has been made.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $1.90; Clyde Howey for ditching on East High Street, $5.00; The Owens Stone Co. for stone, $6.90; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $8.68.

The Annual Appropriation Ordinance was read as follows: For Council $144.00, Mayor $25.00, Clerk $50.00, Treasurer $25.00, Contingencies $500.00, Marshall $40.00, Fire Station $100.00, Other Fire Dept. Expenses $100.00, Street Cleaning $50.00, Street Lighting $200.00, Sewers and Drainage $150.00, Legal Adv. $10.00, Sidewalks and Crossings $100.00, Street Maintenance and Repair $2200.00. Total appropriations $3694.00.

Moved by Montgomery, seconded by Stover that ordinance be placed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Montgomery, seconded by Beeney that the second and third reading be dispensed with and that ordinance be passed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

The matter of additional street light was discussed but no action was taken.

Council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 4, 1943
Book 1097, Page 53

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 4th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery and Stover present and Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 7th were read and approved.

A letter from the Ohio Civilian Defense Council was read. This was in reply to our recent request for a black out at Ostrander, and stated that there would be a County Wide black out in the near future in which this village may participate.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light $6.93; C.L. Howey for cindering streets; $3.20; Edward Howey for cleaning gutter, $0.50.

Balances in the treasury reported as follows: General Fund $1222.15, Motor Vehicle Fund $752.77, Gasoline Tax Fund $777.76, Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2790.21.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 1, 1943
Book 1097, Page 53

Council met in the council room with Benton, Montgomery, and Beeney present, and Benton in the chair.

Owing to the lack of a quorum, no business could be transacted and council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 1, 1943
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Council met in the council room Monday evening March 1st with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Liggett, and Stover present, Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 1st were read and approved.

Balances in the treasury reported as follows: General Fund $1077.03, Motor Vehicle Fund $749.57, Gas Tax Fund $777.76, Defense Relief Fund $37.53, Total $2641.89.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Marion Reserve Power Co., $5.57; Glen Ayers for hauling cinders, $3.20; G.B. Turney, Agent, Policy No. 582455, $15.46; Edward Howey for shoveling snow, $1.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for salt and coal, $2.90.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 3, 1943
Book 1097, Page 54

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 5th with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover and Liggett present and Benton presiding. Montgomery acted as Clerk pro tem. Minutes of March 1st were read and approved.

Balances in the different funds were as follows: General Fund $1068.56, Motor Vehicle Fund $719.57, Gas Tax Fund $912.76, Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2738.56.

The following bills were read and with the salaries for the last quarter were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $6.51; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $19.82; Glesenkamp Hardware for supplies, $3.25; Edward Howey for labor, $5.10.

The drop in front of Fred McKirgan's was reported plugged up. It was ordered that the drop in front of Art Phillian's as well as all other drops, and all cisterns and tops be checked and repairs made where necessary.

Clean up week was set for April 26th to May 1st. Hauling to be done by Earl Smart.

Motion and second that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 3, 1943
Book 1097, Page 54

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 3rd with members Benton, Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, and Liggett present, and Benton in the chair. Minutes of April 5th were read and approved.

Clerk reports balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund $1121.19, Motor Vehicle Fund $776.89, Gas Tax Fund $912.76, Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2848.37.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Earl Smart for hauling rubbish, $16.00; Luther Gabriel for assisting in clean up, $3.20; Bert Wells for ditching and opening drops, $30.80; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $6.23.

Our Mayor, E.B. Bean having passed away on May 1st, according to the General Code, president pro tem of council becomes Mayor.

Accordingly W.E. Benton was given the oath of office and thereby became Mayor of the Village.

The Clerk read the resignation of Harry O. Waugh as member of council. It was moved and seconded that the resignation be accepted. Motion carried. Councilman Beeney nominated Claud Hutchisson to succeed Mr. Waugh. The vote on the nomination resulted as follows: Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes. Mr. Hutchisson was declared elected and was called to the council room and given the oath of office.

Moved by Stover, seconded by Liggett that Ivan Beeney be elected president pro tem of council. Vote - Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes, Beeney yes. Motion carried.

Mr. Eli Frank was nominated to fill the unexpired term of W.E. Benton on council. Vote - Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes, Hutchisson yes. Mr. Frank was declared elected.

The Mayor made the following appointments to the standing committees - Beeney was placed on the Street Committee. Hutchisson was placed on the Drainage and Light Committees and Frank was placed on the Sidewalk Committee.

The Clerk read an ordinance fixing duties of council in controversies over partition fences in the village. It was moved and seconded that the ordinance be placed on its first reading. Vote - Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Ligget yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Moved by Montgomery, seconded by Stover that the second and third readings be dispensed with and the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 7, 1943
Book 1097, Page 55

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Hutchisson, Montgomery, Liggett and Stover present and Beeney in the chair. Minutes of May 3rd were read and approved.

Hutchisson presented his bond signed by Bert Montgomery and Grover C. Stover as sureties.

The matter of repairing the pump at the corner of North and Fourth Streets wsa referred to the Drainage Committee.

Complaints by Mrs. Jeannette Bouic, and Clarance Parrott and M. Nunamaker about drainage were also referred to the Drainage Committee.

Mr. Beeney reported that he had not been able to get anyone to keep the public toilet clean, or to construct the blind around the privy. This matter was referred to the village Marshall, Mr. Smart.

Councilman Liggett was requested to see what can be done about material and labor to repair certain streets in the village.

The Clerk reported balances in the different funds as follows: General Fund $1409.41, Motor Vehicle Fund $806.89, Gas Tax Fund $912.76, Defense Fund $37.53, Total $3166.59.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile and cement, $33.45; McElfresh and Son for tile, $2.43; E.N. Smart for clean up, $51.20; Luther Gabriel for clean up, $6.40; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $5.78; Eldon E. Frank for clean up, $15.20; Marvin Ramsey for placing light bulbs on tower, $1.00; Bert Wells for ditching and repairing drops and cistern top, $28.80.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 12, 1943
Book 1097, Page 56

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 12th with members Beeney, Montgomery, Stover, Liggett and Hutchisson present and Beeney in the chair. Minutes of June 7th were read and approved.

The committee reported a new pump installed at corner of North and Fourth Streets.

The Marshall reported nothing done about the blind for the town privy, as material for same can not be secured at this time. Liggett reports he was unable to learn anything about material for street repair.

Council discussed the matter of fire signal that can be distinguished from the air raid signal. It was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Liggett that the fire signal be three wave blasts of the siren to be repeated at short intervals.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid: Delaware County Engineer for material for street repair $93.74; E.N. Smart for mowing weeds, $1.60; Will Ayers for mowing weeds, $1.60; Owens Stone Co for stone, $24.34; Fred Counts for cleaning toilet, $20.00; T.H. Miller for hanging doors at council room, $1.00; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $4.38.

The budget for 1944 was presented as follows: Council $144.00, Mayor $25.00, Clerk, $50.00, Treasurer $25.00, Marshall $40.00, Police $6.00, Fire Department $150.00, Street Cleaning $50.00, Street Lighting $100.00, Sewers and Drainage $50.00, Sidewalks and Crossings $50.00, Buildings and Rents $50.00, Legal Advertising $20.00, Health $42.00, Elections $84.00, Taxes $4.10, Workman's Compensation $13.00, Examinations $27.00, Garbage Removal $80.00, Total $926.10. Street Maintenance $1000.00. Grand Total $1926.10.

Moved and seconded that the budget as presented be adopted. Vote: Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 2, 1943
Book 1097, Page 56

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 2nd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Stover, Liggett, and Hutchisson present, and Beeney in the chair. Minutes of July 12th were read and approved.

Mr. Eli Frank having failed to qualify as member of council after his recent appointment, the acting Mayor, Mr. Beeney presented the name of Burrell Montgomery for that position. It was moved by Stover and seconded by Hutchisson that the appointment be approved. Vote - Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried, and Mr. Montgomery being present was given the oath of office and took his seat as member of council.

Ordinance No. 167 was presented by Bert Montgomery to fix salary of Village Mayor at $50.00 per year. Moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Liggett that the ordinance be placed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Stover, seconded by Hutchisson that second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Liggett yes, Hutchisson yes, Burrell Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

A letter was read from the Northern Ohio Telephone Company stating that all franchise phones have been placed n a paying basis, and that after Sept. 1, 1943 all such phones will be classed as residence phones and the rate will be $2.25 per month less 25 cents discount if paid on or before the 10th of the month. Council expressed their disapproval of this action but no definite action was taken at this time and the letter was placed on file.

Mrs. Bessie Turney appeared before council at this time asking that council approve the straightening of the alley between lots 33 and 34 on the east and lot No. 35 on the west, and make same of uniform width from North St. to Huston St. After the matter was discussed, council expressed a favorable attitude but informed Mrs. Turney that this would necessitate a petition signed by the property owners affected together with a plat and description of the changes to be made.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Earl Smart for mowing weeds, $3.20; Winter Street Drug Store for 5 cans chlorinated lime, $1.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 6, 1943
Book 1097, Page 57

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Stover, Liggett, Bert Montgomery, Claude Hutchisson, and Burrell Montgomery present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 2nd were read and approved.

Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund $1240.70, Motor Vehicle Fund $734.08, Gas Tax Fund $1047.76, Defense Fund $37.53.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Luther Gabriel for labor, $7.90; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $4.62; Earl Smart for mowing weeds, $12.80; Clyde Parthemer for care of town toilet, $53.00, Marvin Ramsey for placing light bulb on tower, $1.00.

The Mayor and Burrell Montgomery presented their bonds which were approved.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 4, 1943
Book 1097, Page 58

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 4th with members Beeney, Liggett, Bert Montgomery, Hutchisson and Burrell Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 6th were read and approved.

The Clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General Fund $1154.15, Motor Vehicle Fund $734.12, Gas Tax Fund, $1047.76, Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2973.56.

The following bills were read and together with the last quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Northern Ohio Telephone Co. $4.36; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $3.12; C.L. Howey for labor on tile ditch, $2.75, Clyde Parthemer for care of public toilet, $5.00, Earl Smart for hauling and mowing, $15.20.

Bert Montgomery presented and moved the following resolution: 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.

Motion seconded by Beeney. Vote - Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Hutchisson yes, Liggett yes, Burrell Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

Street Committee reported arrangements being made to resurface all side streets in the village.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 19, 1943
Book 1097, Page 58

Council met in the council room at the call of the Mayor. Object of the meeting to consider the improvement of South Main St. and High Street from Main St. to east corporation line. Members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Grover Stover, and Burrell Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair.

The Clerk read a communication from H.O. Core, County Engineer, giving cost of material and labor for the said improvement.

Bert Montgomery presented and moved the adoption of the following resolution:
Whereas the County Engineer has submitted to the Board of County Commissioners of Delaware County the following estimate of material and labor necessary to surface treat South Main St. and East High St. known as the Jacktown Road in Ostrander Village: Main Street estimate $81.95, High Street estimate $369.01, Total $450.96.
Be it resolved by the Council of Ostrander Village that the said estimate be accepted, and that the County Commissioners be authorized to proceed with the improvement, with the understanding that this improvement is to be made on the 50-50 basis, the village to pay half and commissioners the other half.

Stover seconded the motion and the vote resulted as follows: Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Burrell Montgomery yes. The motion was declared carried and the Clerk instructed to so notify the County Commissioners.

Moved and seconded that Council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 1, 1943
Book 1097, Page 59

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 1st with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Hutchisson, Liggett, and Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 4th and 19th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Glen Ayers for labor on street and alley with grader, $1.50; J.A. Maugans for pump and repairs at corner of Fourth and North Streets, $11.00; Union Asphalt Materials Co. West Jefferson, O. for surface treating Fourth, Huston, Henry, and High Streets, $481.82.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $1174.24, Motor Vehicle Fund $813.64, Gas Tax Fund $1182.76, Defense Fund $37.53, Total $3208.17.

Ordinance to fix salary of village marshall at $55.00 per annum was read. Montgomery moved that this ordinance be placed on its first reading. Seconded by Liggett. Vote - Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Hutchisson yes, Liggett yes, Stover yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Stover that the second and third reading be dispensed with. Seconded by Hutchisson. Vote - Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Liggett yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Another ordinance was presented to fix the salary of the village mayor at $65.00 per annum. Beeney moved that this ordinance be placed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously. Liggett moved that the second and third reading be dispensed with and that the motion be passed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously after being seconded by Beeney.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 6, 1943
Book 1097, Page 59

Council met in the council room with members Stover, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Liggett, Hutchisson and Beeney present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 1st were read and approved.

A canvass of the election of Nov. 2nd showed the following persons elected for the ensuing two years term - Mayor, W.E. Benton; Clerk, Odell Liggett; Treasurer, Mrs. Imo Sherman; Councilmen - Grover Stover, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Paul Liggett, Claude Hutchisson, and Ivan Beeney.

Owing to the illness of Marshall E.N. Smart, the Mayor appointed Bert Wells to act as deputy marshall until the recovery of Mr. Smart. Moved and seconded that the deputy's pay be fixed at the rate of forty dollars per year. Motion carried.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Delaware Co. Engineer for resurfacing South Main and East Main Street, $210.76, County to pay other half; Glesenkamp Hardware for pitcher and stove pipe, $0.75; Ostrander Farmers Exchange for tile, cement, lime, coal, etc, $27.99; Bert Wells for night watch and labor, $12.00; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $2.40; Union Asphalt Material Co. for surface treating Second St., Third and Fourth Sts., Carr, Loveless Ave. and Hill St, $475.80.

Motion and second that council adjourn, Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 3, 1944
Book 1097, Page 60

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 3rd with members Hutchisson, Beeney, Liggett, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, and Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 6th were read and approved.

The Clerk read the balances in the various funds as follows: General Fund $1409.86, Motor Vehicle Fund $624.48, Gas Tax Fund $287.14, Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2359.01.

The following bills were read, and with salaries for the last quarter were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Kenneth Hardin for Jacktown pump repair, $8.50; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for bond blanks, $0.50; Glesenkamp Hardware for supplies for fire truck, $1.82; Union Asphalt Materials Co., West Jefferson for repair of South Main Street gutter, $139.80.

The annual appropriation ordinance was read and placed on its first reading. Moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Stover that second and third readings be dispensed with and that ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Hutchisson yes, Beeney yes, Liggett yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Stover yes. Motion carried.

There being no further business, the council adjourned sine die.

All the newly elected village officials were present.

The Clerk administered the oath of office to the Mayor and Treasurer. The new Mayor administered the oath to the Council, Clerk, and Deputy Marshall.

All the officials presented their bonds which were duly accepted.

Ivan Beeney was nominated for the office of President Pro Tem of Council. Vote - Hutchisson yes, Liggett, yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Beeney not voting. Motion carried.

The Mayor announced he would take more time to name the members of the standing committees.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD FEBRUARY 7, 1944
Book 1097, Page 60

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Claude Hutchisson and G.C. Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $7.91; Williams and McIntire Co. for title, $17.50; Delaware Gazette for legal adv., $11.86; Frank O. Miller for gas and service to date, $7.00; Bert Wells for street cleaning, $5.20; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $6.55.

The Mayor appinted the following standing committees:
Drainage Committee - G.C. Stover and Hutchisson
Light Committee - G.C. Stover and Burrell Montgomery
Sidewalk Committee - Bert Montgomery and Ivan Beeney
Street Committee - Claude Hutchisson and Paul Liggett
Purchasing Committee - Ivan Beeney and Bert Montgomery.

There being no further business, the council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 6, 1944
Book 1097, Page 61

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 6th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Ivan Beeney, Grover Stover, Paul Liggett, and Claude Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. In the absence of the Clerk, Bert Montgomery acted in his place. Minutes of Feb. 7th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $4.17; Elmer Rayle for cleaning sidewalks of snow, $8.00; W.B. Sabins for repairing Jacktown pump, $5.00; Bert Wells for labor, lid for cistern, screws, $6.21.

Balances in the treasury was reported as follows: General Fund $1143.62, Motor Vehicle Fund $595.23, Gas Tax Fund $287.17, Civilian Defense Fund $37.53; Total $2063.55.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 12, 1944
Book 1097, Page 61

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Burt Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Liggett, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of the March meeting read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $5.50; Bert Wells for labor and deputy marshall service, $18.40; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $8.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $3.15.

Balances in the treasury are as follows: General Fund $1120.27, Motor Vehicle $455.43, Gas Tax $287.14, Civilian Defense $37.53; Total $2040.17.

Council discussed the annual clean up, and the carrying out of the same was referred to the Councilman Liggett.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 1, 1944
Book 1097, Page 62

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Elmer Rayle for clean up with team, $40.00; Glesenkamp Hardware for sucker rod & light bulbs, $1.70; Bert Wells for trimming trees, $1.20; F.O. Miller for tile and fire truck service to date, $8.50; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $7.18.

An ordinance was read, to prohibit dogs running at large in the village. Moved by Stover, seconded by Hutchisson that this ordinance be placed on its first reading. Vote - Burrell Montgomery yes, Bert Montgomery no, Beeney yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes, Liggett absent. Motion carried.

Moved by Hutchisson, seconded by Beeney that the second and third reading be dispensed with and the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Burrell Montgomery yes, Bert Montgomery not voting, Beeney yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes, Liggett absent. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 5, 1944
Book 1097, Page 62

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $5.88; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for sand and tile, $5.40; J. Worley for 20ft 10 inch pipe, $20.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $34.61; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $4.00.

Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund $1419.42, Motor Vehicle Fund $778.91, Gas Tax Fund $413.14, Civilian Defense $37.53, Total $2649.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 3, 1944
Book 1097, Page 63

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 3rd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, G.C. Stover, Liggett, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 5th were read and approved.

Rev. Danke of the Health Department of the County was present and spoke to council in regard to some bad sanitary conditions that exist in the Village, and asked the Council's cooperation in correcting them. He spoke especially of the open ditch between Henry and High Streets, of the garbage that is being thrown in the dump near the corner of Huston and Main Streets, and the unsanitary condition in the rear of the Masonic building.

The Mayor reported a request from Roy W. Bean to have the alley just west of his residence which connects North and Huston Streets, moved East a sufficient distance to give him room to make certain improvements which he is now considering.

Council expressed their willingness to comply with this request just as soon as the necessary papers are presented them for action.

The Clerk presented the 1945 budget for consideration of council. It was moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Stover that it be adopted as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were presented and together with the salaries for the last quarter they were ordered paid by unanimous vote: Elmer Rayle for cutting weeds, $8.00; Owens Stone Company for stone, $8.51; Ostrander Farmers Exchange for tile, $119.70; Marion Reserve Co. for light, $5.29.

The Drainage Committee was instructed to tile the ditch on the south side of town between Henry and High Streets if they can get the cooperation of the property owners affected.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 4, 1944
Book 1097, Page 63

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Liggett, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of July 7th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Light bills, $4.97; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $16.64; Clarence Pounds for iron pipe, $39.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for sand and cement, $2.35; W.B. Sabins for pump repair, $12.00; Elmer Rayle for clean up with team, $58.00; Bert Wells for ditching, $129.40; Bert Wells for cleaning culvert, $20.00.

Balances in the treasury were as follows: General Fund $1258.40; Motor Vehicle Fund $582.49; Gas Tax Fund $539.14, Civilian Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2417.56.

The Mayor turned over to the Clerk $20.00 which he collected as fines.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 4, 1944
Book 1097, Page 64

Council met in the council room with members Bert Montgomery, Beeney, Liggett, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of August 7th were read and approved.

The Clerk reported the action of The Budget Commission's on the 1945 budget.

A resolution was presented by Liggett accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification. Mr. Beeney seconded the resolution. The roll being called, the vote resulted as follows: Bert Montgomery yes, Beeney yes, Liggett yes, Hutchisson yes.

The following bills were read: Elmer Rayle for moving gravel, $2.00; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $6.58; Bert Wells for labor, $22.00.

It was moved and seconded that the bills of Marion Reserve Power Co. and Elmer Rayle be paid and that the Wells bill be tabled. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 2, 1944
Book 1097, Page 64

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 2nd with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Liggett and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept 4th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: McElfresh and Son for 3 8" cone grates and 1 10" flat grate, $5.05; Homer Christian for load of stone, $8.33; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $3.89.

Bill of the Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for $8.45 was held for a credit on four sacks of cement to be returned. The Bert Wells bill of $22.00 was held for adjustment.

Amounts in the various funds were reported as follows: General Fund $1254.11, Motor Vehicle Fund $596.22, Gas Tax Fund, $461.15, Civilian Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2349.01.

It was reported Roy Bean has purchased a part of the Masonic Lot making it necessary to move the public toilet located thereon. The Mayor appointed Burrell Montgomery and Liggett to confer with Frank Miller in regard to a new location for the toilet on the Main Street lot bordering the railroad property.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 6, 1944
Book 1097, Page 65

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 6th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Ivan Beeney, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 2nd read and approved.

The committee on location of town toilet reported, and it was decided to move the toilet to property belonging to the village.

The following bills were read: Glesenkamp Hardware for pump, paint, etc., $33.75; Asher Shank as night watchman, $4.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for cement, $5.85; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $2.52; Grover Sherman for painting letters and cutting in red paint against letters on Bean building, $14.00; Wm. M Dodge J.P Bill for Bert Wells for labor and services as deputy marshall, $32.00.

It was moved and seconded that bills be paid except the Bert Wells bill which is held for an itemized statement. Motion carried.

Balances in the various funds was reported as follows: General Fund, $582.15;
Motor Vehicle Fund, $576.22; Civilian Defense Fund, $37.53; Gas Tax Fund, $1254.11; Total, $2450.01.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 4, 1944
Book 1097, Page 65

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 4, 1944 with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, G.C. Stover, Liggett and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 6th read and approved.

The following bills were read: Elmer Spees for labor on town sewer, $7.00; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $2.98; and the bill of Wm M. Dodge J.P for Bert Wells labor, $22.00 and services as Deputy Marshall for April, May, and June, $10.00.

It was moved and seconded that the Spees and Power Co. bills be paid, and that the Wells bill for labor only be paid, Marshall Smart having returned to duty April 1st thus releasing Mr. Wells, as deputy. Motion carried by unanimous vote of members present.

The balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $1111.35, Motor Vehicle Fund $582.84, Gas Tax Fund $582.15, Civilian Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2313.87.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 1, 1945
Book 1097, Page 65

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 1st with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Liggett, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 4th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the salaries for the last quarter were ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: W.B. Sabins for pump repair, $5.00; Lois Horner for cleaning paper, $1.60; E.A. Spees for scraping snow, $5.50, Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $0.35; Earl Smart for cleaning council room, $8.00.

The Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund $1292.72, Motor Vehicle Fund $667.09, Gas Tax $642.65, Civilian Defense $37.53, Total $2639.99.

The Annual Appropriations Ordinance was presented as follows:
For Council $150.00, Mayor $75.00, Clerk $60.00, Treasurer $25.00, Legal Advertising $20.00, Contingencies $1000.00, Marshall $55.00, Police $20.00, Fire Station $100.00, Other Fire Dept. Expense $200.00, Street Cleaning $50.00, Street Lighting $150.00, Sewers and Drainage $150.00, Sidewalks and Crossings $200.00, Street Maintenance and Repair $1500.00, Total $3765.00.

Moved by Hutchisson, seconded by Burrell Montgomery that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote: Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Hutchisson yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

There being no further business, Council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 5, 1945
Book 1097, Page 67

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 5th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of January 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $3.43; Elmer Spees for plowing snow, $6.00; Glesenkamp Hardware for supplies, $3.35; Sunbury News for stationary, $6.50.

A petition was read asking for certain changes in the alley between lots 34-35 and 36. There was a question as to whether the signatures were sufficient and action was postponed.

It was reported that the council room needs another heating stove, and a committee composed of Beeney and Burrell Montgomery was instructed to purchase the stove being offered by the Baptist Church at $10.00, if same is satisfactory.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 5, 1945
Book 1097, Page 67

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 5th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Paul Liggett and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb.5th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal and salt, $5.14; W.B. Sabins for repair of Roloson pump, $3.00; Earl Smart for stove pipe and damper, $0.51; E.A. Spees for cleaning drops and helping repair pump, $3.00; C.L. Howey for cleaning ice from gutters, $5.80.

The petition presented in the February meeting asking for changes in the alley, having received additional signature was considered sufficient and it was moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Liggett that the petition be granted. Motion carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 170 was presented providing for the changes asked for in the above mentioned petition. It was moved by Hutchisson and seconded by Burrell Montgomery that the ordinance be placed on its first reading. Motion carried by unanimous vote. It was moved by Bert Montgomery and seconded by Hutchisson that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

It was moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Burrell Montgomery that the Baptist Church be paid $20.00 for the stove purchased from them. Motion carried.

It was reported that Ethel Sabins offered to take $35.00 for her lot facing Huston Street, including a small strip of land extending out to the adjoining alley. It was moved and seconded that the Clerk be instructed to purchase lot at the price mentioned. Motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business the council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 2, 1945
Book 1097, Page 68

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 2nd with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Hutchisson, Liggett and Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes from March 5th read and approved.

The Clerk reported Ethel Sabins had executed the deed of her property on Huston Street to the Ostrander Village Corporation; also that ordinance No. 170 has been presented to recorder for record, but was refused for the reason that the same had not been signed by licensed engineer, and that in the opinion of the recorder the closing of the alley between lots 34,35 and 36 would be illegal until same had been ordered by Common Pleas Court. The Clerk was instructed to take the necessary steps to make the transaction legal and acceptable to the recorder.

The matter of changing to Eastern War Time was considered by council, and by motion of Bert Montgomery, seconded by Stover, it was decided to use the same time as that adopted by the city of Delaware which is understood to be Eastern War Time.

The committee consisting of Burrell Montgomery and Paul Liggett appointed some time ago, was instructed to have the village toilet moved from the Roy Bean property to property belonging to the village, and to have the work done as soon as possible.

It was reported to council that there is much complaint by citizens of the village that dogs are being allowed to run at large about town. In answer to this complaint it was pointed out there is a village ordinance prohibiting this nuisance, and same should be enforced by the Marshall and Mayor.

The annual clean up was considered by council and it was brought out that th town lot dump was almost filled and that no more cans should be dumped there; that the lot should be leveled off and covered with ashes and dirt; also that another dump ground should be secured. Claude Hutchisson and Bert Montgomery were appointed to interview Howard Culp in regard to using his lot for this purpose. If he grants the request, then this committee was ordered to secure suitable tile and have them placed before the new dump is used.

The Mayor appointed Hutchisson, Beeney, and Liggett to have charge of the clean up work with power to have the work done at the best price obtainable.

The following bills were read and with the salaries for the last quarter were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light for March, 11cts; Gazette Publishing Co. for publishing annual report, $4.88, L.A. Jervis, Agent NYC Ry. Co. for 2-25ft 2" jacketed hose and 4-2" hose clamps sent COD by Hudson Machinery & Supply Co., Decatur, Ill., $50.10, express charges on above, $3.05; Ethel Sabins for part of inlot no. 34 in Ostrander Village facing on Huston St., $35.00.

The Clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General $1236.77, Motor Vehicle $774.70, Gas Tax $642.65, Civilian Defense $37.53, Total $2691.65.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 14, 1945
Book 1097, Page 69

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 14th with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Stover, Liggett and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of April 2nd read and approved.

It was reported that the Howard Culp lot had been secured as a dump ground and that the same had been tiled.

The committee reported toilet not yet moved on account of not being able to secure labor to dig pit. Committee was continued. The Mayor reported the clean up proceeding as fast as possible.

The Mayor turned over to the Clerk $3.00 given by J.C. Calhoun for 9 feet of iron pipe.

Council by common consent fixed time of council meetings at 8-30 p.m. eastern war time during the summer months.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $5.15; Howard Redmon for labor on town pump, 48 hours at 65cts per hour, $31.20; Wm. Ayers for assisting Elmer Rayle in clean up, 3hrs at 65cts per hour, $1.95; E.A. Spees for placing tile in H. Culp dump ground, $25.00; John Barger for hauling sewer pipe from White Sulphur to Ostrander, 3hrds at $1.00 per hour, $3.00; C.L. Howey for labor on High St. putting in tile and cleaning gutter; and putting in tile in Roy Larcomb ditch - 18hrs @ 40cts per hr, $7.20; also 2hrs placing tile in Hobert Maugans drive @ 40cts per hr., 80cts; Glesenkamp Hardware for 3-300 watt bulbs and 1 red special bulb for light tower, $1.65; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for 8lbs brace wire, 56cts; and 1 lb staples, 6cts; Elmer Rayle for 34 hours on clean up work with team @ 1.00 per hour, $34.00.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $1123.33, Motor Vehicle $774.70, Gas Tax $763.65, Civilian Defense $37.53; Total $2699.21.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 4, 1945
Book 1097, Page 69

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 4th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Hutchisson, Stover, and Liggett present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of May 14th read and approved.

The committee appointed to move the town toilet report the work not yet finished, and the committee was continued.

The Clerk reported an interview with Common Pleas Judge, Wickam in regard to ordinance No. 170 to change alley between lots 34, 35, and 36. The Judge thinks this ordinance requires the approval of the Court to make it legal. Clerk was instructed to employ an attorney to present this matter to the Court for approval, with the understanding that the cost of this action will be assumed by Roy Bean who receives the principal benefit of this property change.

The following bills were read and order paid by unanimous vote of members present: Expenses of Mayor in attending the Advisory Council Meeting at Delaware May 7th, $1.00; McElfresh and Son for 1 tee 8 by 6 $1.40 and one 6 inch grate 60cts, $2.00; Elmer Rayle for clean up work with team, 23 hours @ $1.00 per hour, $23.00; Wm. Ayers for assisting Mr. Rayle, 21hrs @ 65cts per hour, $13.65; Fred Counts, 203 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, O. for cleaning town toilet, $15.00; C.L. Howey for cleaning gutter along S.T. Hutchisson and C. Hanawalt lots, 19hrs @ 65cts per hr, $12.35; Marion Reserve Power Co. for light, $5.92; Odell Liggett for having Sabins deed transferred and recorded, $1.10.

Clerk reported balances in Treasury as follows: General Fund $1246.80, Motor Vehicle Fund $937.20; Gas Tax Fund $763.65, Civilian Defense Fund $37.53, Total $2985.18.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 2, 1945
Book 1097, Page 70

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 2nd with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, G.C. Stover, Ivan Beeney, and Claude Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 4th read and approved.

The following bills were presented and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote: Earl Smart for hauling rubbish and ashes, 12 loads @ 1.00 per load, $12.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for 96-15inch tile @ $1.40ea, $134.40; and 8-8inch bell and tile, $6.80; Elmer Rayle for 16hrs labor with team, $16.00; E.N. Smart for hauling two loads of trash, $2.00; Clyde Parthemer for burying dog, $1.00.

Budge for 1946 calling for $1770.63 was presented and adopted by unanimous vote of council.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 6, 1945
Book 1097, Page 70

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 6th with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Liggett, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of July 2nd read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Delaware Gazette for publishing notice of hearing on tax budget, $1.30, E.N. Smart for mowing weeds - 3hrs, $3.00; Elmer Rayle for mowing weeds and clean up - 32 hours, $32.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $5.22.

Balances in the treasury: General Fund $894.64, Motor Vehicle Fund $937.20, Gas Tax $884.65, Civilian Defense $37.53; Total $2754.02.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 3, 1945
Book 1097, Page 71

Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 3rd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Paul Liggett, G.C. Stover and Claude Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of August 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Glesenkamp Hardware Co. for stove, bolts 04 cts, 1 blind 20cts, screws 10cts, broom for $1.39, $1.73, Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for 3rd 4 inch tile, 1 yd cement, 11hrs. labor, $25.45; Clyde Howey for 7 hrs ditching, $4.87; Elmer Rayle for 21 hrs labor with team mowing weeds and clean up, $21.00, Frank O. Miller for 9 gal. 3 pt. gas, 1 P.131 battery, care of fire truck from May 1, 1944 to Sept. 1, 1945 - 16 months, $29.11.

The Mayor appointed the entire council a committee to see that the town toilet to be moved to its new location.

The Clerk reported the Budget Commission's action on the village tax budget for 1946 as follows: General Property Tax, $340.00; Classified Property Tax, $60.00, Other Sources, $660.00; Rates within 10 mill limitation: County 2.85 mills; township, 1.05 mills; school, 4.20 mills; village, 1.70 mills; Total 9.80 mills. Rates outside 10 mill limitation: County, 0.20 mills, School, 6.50 mills; Total 6.70 mills. GRAND TOTAL 16.50 mills.

Bert Montgomery presented a resolution accepting amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. The resolution was seconded by Hutchisson, and the vote being taken, the resolution carried unanimously.

There followed a general discussion on street repair work to be done, and the Mayor reported that the county commissioners have authorized the County Engineer to proceed with the necessary repairs.

The light committee was instructed to see what arrangements can be made to continue the street light at the intersection of North and 4th Streets.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 1, 1945
Book 1097, Page 72

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 1st with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Claude Hutchisson and Paul Liggett and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 3rd read and approved.

The committee appointed at the last meeting to have the town toilet moved reported nothing done and were continued. The light committee reported arrangements made with Mrs. Rex Hostetler to continue the street light at Fourth and North Streets, the council to pay for the same.

The Mayor reported a letter received from the State asking that the balance in the Civilian Defense fund be transferred to the general fund. The Mayor also reported that no appointment has yet been made to office of Marshall to succeed E.N. Smart who passed away on Sept. 23rd.

The street committee reported the following streets having been resurfaced by the County Engineer: South Main St. from Henry St. to Hutchisson residence; High St. from Fourth St. to Main; North St. from Third St. to west corporation line; Fourth St. from Baptist Church to High St.; Second St. from High St. to North St., Henry St from Second St. to Fourth St.; Huston St. from Main to Fourth; Third St. from North to Hill St.; and Hill St. from Third to Main.

The following bills were read: Dayton Light and Power Co. for light, $5.22; Elmer Rayle for 25 hours labor with team, $25.00; L.A. McMillen for 2 rods of fence, $5.27.

It was moved and seconded that the light bill and Rayle bill be paid, the McMillen bill being tabled; also that the salaries for the last quarter be paid. Motion carried unanimously.

The clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General Fund $875.84, Motor Vehicle $1024.70, Gas Tax $884.65, Civilian Defense $37.53, Total $2822.72.

It was moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 5, 1945
Book 1097, Page 73

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 5th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, G.C. Stover, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $4.20; Mrs. Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50; Delaware Co. Engineer for cost of labor and material for resurfacing Roads No. 157 and 163, $120.24; also cost of labor and material for resurfacing the following streets - South Main from Henry St. to the Hutchisson residence; High St. from Fourth to Main, Fourth St. from Baptist Church to High St., Second St. from High St. to North St., Henry St. from Second St. to Fourth St., Huston St. from Main to Fourth, Third St. from North to Hill St, and Hill St. from Third to Main, $513.91, Total to Delaware Co. Engineer, $634.15.

The clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General $801.22, Motor Vehicle $1024.70, Gas Tax $1557.07, Total 3382.99.

The Mayor turned over to the clerk $8.00 which he received from G.F. Thomas for iron pipe.

The Mayor reported the appointment of Glenn Stout as Village Marshall. The appointment was approved by unanimous vote of council members present.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 3, 1945
Book 1097, Page 73

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 3, 1945 with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 5th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Howard Redmon for 40 hours ditching, including helper @ 65cts, $26.00; Millcreek Baptist Church for reimbursement for stone placed on Fourth St., $43.47; Mrs. Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.73.

Certificates of Election indicate the following were elected to Village office Nov. 6th:
Mayor, W.E. Benton
Clerk, Odell Liggett
Treasurer, Imo Sherman
For Council Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, G.C. Stover, Paul Liggett, Ivan Beeney, and Claude Hutchisson.

The annual appropriation ordinance was presented as follows: Council $144.00, Mayor $65.00, Clerk $50.00, Treasurer $25.00, Legal advertising $15.00, Marshall $55.00, Police $10.00, Fire Department $150.00, Health $45.00, Street Cleaning $50.00, Street lighting $75.00, Sewers and Drainage $100.00, Sidewalks and Crossings $100.00, Garbage removal $100.00, Street maintenance and repair from motor vehicle fund $400.00, Gas tax fund $500.00; Grand total $1884.00.

Moved by Bert Montgomery and seconded by Hutchisson that the ordinance be adopted. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 7, 1946
Book 1097, Page 74

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 7th with members Beeney, Hutchisson, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, G.C. Stover, and Paul Liggett present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of December meeting were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $18.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, cement, sand, and coal, $5.53; Glen Ayers for plowing snow with grader, $2.00; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for bond blanks, $0.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, 1.96.

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

Members of new council - Paul Liggett, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Claude Hutchisson, Ivan Beeney, and G.C. Stover were present and together with Clerk, Treasurer, and Marshall were given the oath of office by the Mayor.

Council, Clerk, Treasurer, and Marshall bonds were presented and approved by the Mayor.

Mayor presented his bond. Moved and seconded that the bond be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Hutchisson that Ivan Beeney be elected President Pro Tem. Vote - Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, G.C. Stover yes, Claude Hutchisson yes, Paul Liggett yes, Beeney not voting. Motion carried.

The Mayor appointed the following standing committees:
Drainage - G.C. Stover and Hutchisson
Light - G.C. Stover and Ivan Beeney
Sidewalk - Bert Montgomery and Ivan Beeney
Street - Claude Hutchisson and Paul Liggett
Purchasing - Ivan Beeney and Bert Montgomery

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

At the above meeting the balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $1236.60, Motor Vehicle $998.70, Gas Tax $975.45.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 4, 1946
Book 1097, Page 75

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 4th with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, and Claude Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 7th read and approved.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Elmer Rayle for hauling junk - 2 hours, $2.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $1.12; Glenn Ayers for cindering streets, $5.20; Clyde Howey for cindering streets - 8hrs @ 65ct, $2.60; Clyde Howey for cleaning gutter - 4hrs @ 65ct, $2.60; Mrs. Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50; Owens Stone Co. 15.45 tons stone @ $1.00, 4 loads dirt @ 2.50 per load, 13.05 tons stone @ 35ct for delivery; $30.02.

A petition was read from Roy W. Bean, Elsie Bean his wife, and Grover Stover petitioning council that the north end of the alley first west of Main St. be vacated according to description made in said petition. Moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Beeney that said petition be allowed. Vote - Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, and Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Ordinance No. 170 was presented; To vacate part of the first alley west of Main St. in the village of Ostrander. This ordinance being declared to be an emergency measure, and to take effect immediately upon its passage and approval of the Mayor. It was moved by Hutchisson and seconded by Bert Montgomery that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried and the ordinance was declared adopted.

The Clerk read a Grant of Right of Way for Alley Purposes signed by Roy W. Bean and Elsie Bean his wife, after which the following ordinance No. 171 was read:

Ordinance Accepting Dedication and Grant of Right of Way dedicating same to public use constituting and establishing an alley between Lots 33, 34, and 35 and over a part of Lot 33 in said Village of Ostrander, Ohio.

Moved by Bert Montgomery seconded by Hutchisson that the ordinance be passed and that it be declared an emergency measure to take effect immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor. Vote - Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, and Hutchisson yes. Motion carried and ordinance declared adopted.

A complaint was presented stating that chickens were being allowed to run at large on the south side of town. Attention was called to the fact that there is a village ordinance prohibiting this practice, and that the offending parties should be so notified by the Village Marshall.

There being no further business, the council adjourned.

At the above meeting there was included among the bills, a bill by G.B. Turney for one half premium on insurance policy no. 677953 in The Boston Insurance Company, $10.46.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 4, 1946
Book 1097, Page 76

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 4th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Ivan Beeney and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 4th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.14; W.E. Benton, Mayor for attending Advisory Council Meeting March 4, 1946, $5.00, and for twenty miles at 4cts per mile, $1.00, Odell Liggett for reimbursement for recording Bean deed, $1.35; Mrs. Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

A letter was ready from Mr. Willis Aukland, County Sanitarian, calling attention of council to some sanitary conditions in the village that need attention. The Mayor appointed Burrell Montgomery and Beeney a committee to see Mr. Finks in regard to a complaint he has entered, and report to Council. The Mayor called attention to the fact that nothing has been done in regard to the Miller-Dodge tile in East North Street, and asked that the drainage committee attend to this matter at once. This committee was also instructed to place a drop just south of Mr. Finks' drive on the east side of Main Street.

Mr. Beeney called attention of council to the need of a drop in the alley just east of his residence. Council instructed Mr. Beeney to have this drop put in and report at next meeting.

The Clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General, $1144.57; Motor Vehicle, $938.28; Gas Tax Fund, $1113.15; Total, $3196.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 1, 1946
Book 1097, Page 76

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 1st with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Liggett and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 4th were read and approved.

Burrell Montgomery reported an interview with Mr. Finks in regard to his complaint about sewage from the town tile, and arrangements were made for a survey of territory draining into this tile, with the assistance of the County Sanitarian, Mr. Willis Aukland.

The drainage committee reported drop placed north of Finks drive, and the Dodge drain extended across east North Street. Mr. Beeney reported drop placed in the alley east of his residence. It was also reported that tops of the town fire cisterns had been repaired and fastened so that children can not remove them. The drop in front of the school building was ordered repaired.

The following bills were read and ordered paid together with the quarter's salaries: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $2.59; Alfred Bovey for ditching, 23 hours @ 60ct, $16.10; Stanley Tritt for ditching, 21 hrs @ 50ct, $10.50; Elmer Rayle for street cleaning, 60 hrs @ $1.00, $60.00; Odell Liggett for reimbursement for recording plat, $1.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.14; Rex Hostetler for light at North and 4th St., $1.50.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 6, 1946
Book 1097, Page 77

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 6th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Paul Liggett, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of April 1, 1946 read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Delaware Gazette for publishing financial statement, $7.47; Glesenkamp Hdw. for 2 dry cells, 70ct 1 doz. bolts, 24ct, total $0.94; Stanley Tritt for 4hrs labor on Dodge drop, $2.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for sand, tile, and cement, $4.10; Owens Stone Co. for stone invoices of Feb. 12 and 26 and April 1 and 24, $48.38; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.21; Rex Hostetler for light at North and 4th St., $1.50.

Clerk reported balances in Treasury as follows: General Fund $1128.80; Motor Vehicle $896.08; Gas Tax Fund $1246.15.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 3, 1946
Book 1097, Page 77

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 3rd with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Stover, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of May 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: M.E. Miller for labor on vault for village toilet, 24 hrs. @ $1.00 per hr., $24.00; Koldrock Asphalt Co. of Green Bay, Mich for 3 drums, 55 gal. each of Koldrock Asphalt, No. 8-mixing type-165 gal. @26ct, $42.90, and 2 drums, 55 gal. each, Koldrock Asphalt No. 10 crack filler, 110 gal. @28ct, $30.80, and 5 metal drums @ $2.05, $10.25, with a total of $83.95; W.E. Benton for trucking bill for asphalt, $12.36; Elmer Rayle for 58 hours hauling ashes and junk @ $1.00 per hour, $58.00, Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

Clerk reported balances in the various funds as follows: General Fund $1472.93; Motor Vehicle Fund $1195.20; Gas Tax Fund $1319.15; Total $3987.28.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 1, 1946
Book 1097, Page 78

Council met in the council room with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Stover, Liggett and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 3rd read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the salaries for the quarter, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $5.53; Elmer Rayle for mowing weeds for 34 hrs. @ $1.00, $34.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for 184 cement blocks @ 19ct, $34.96, 820 lbs sand, $1.65, and 4 bags mortar @ 65ct, total bill $39.21; Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50.

There was a general discussion of drainage, and street repair work, after which council adjourned.

At the above meeting the Budget for 1947 was adopted, and time of council meetings fixed at 8 o'clock P.M.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 5, 1946
Book 1097, Page 78

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 5th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Stover, Hutchisson and Liggett present, and council president Beeney in the chair. Minutes of July 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Francis Throckmorton for hauling 54.6 tons of stone @ 35ct, $19.11; Elmer Rayle for hauling ashes, junk, and dirt with team, 94 hours @ $1.00, $94.00; McElfresh and Son for 1 piece sewer tile, $2.06 10 pieces rods, $6.80, total bill $8.86; Glesenkamp Hardware for 1 scythe, snath blade, whetstone, $4.02, 1 pump, 2 rods 24 feet, $7.26, 10 ft. down spout, $1.50, total $12.78; Lee Herriott for labor on culvery, 153 hours @ $1.00, $153.00; W.B. Sabins for repairing and installing pump, $4.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $5.58; Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50.

Beeney was instructed to have drop at school house repaired. The need for more street lights was discussed. No action taken except instructing the light committee to interview the Dayton Power and Light Co. in regard to this matter.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 1946
Book 1097, Page 79

Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 9th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 5th read and approved.

Mr. Beeney reported that a grate had been ordered for the drop at the school building. The light committee had no report on interview with the Dayton Power and Light Co. in regard to lights for the village. Council expressed the opinion that a special levy would be necessary to provide sufficient lights.

The Mayor reported a complaint in regard to the sidewalk in front of the Dennis grocery. The matter was referred to the side walk committee.

Burrell Montgomery reported the complaint of Mr. Finks relative to the sewage from kitchen sinks, and toilets that is being drained onto his premises from the county ditch. The Mayor was instructed to get in touch with the County Sanitarian and have a survey made to determine where this sewage is coming from, and to take steps to stop this nuisance.

The following bills were read by the clerk and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Burdett Gray for 5 gal. kerosene-65ct, 5 gal. can-40ct, total $1.05; Howard Wilgus for 59 hrs labor on street @ 65ct, $38.35; Glesenkamp Hardware Co. for 1 broom & handle-$1.95, three 300 watt light bulbs-$1.45, total $3.40; W.E. Benton for 200 gal. M.T. tar, $15.00; Jimmie Roush for 8hrs. labor on street @ 65ct, $5.20; Elmer Rayle for 109 hours labor @ $1.00, $109.00; Homer Christian for 11.9 tons stone @ $1.25; $14.88; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for 10 cu. Yd. cement @ $9.25, 5 cu. Yrd. Concrete @ $9.50-$140.00, 5lb. nails 35ct and lumber, $4.16, total bill $144.51; Owens Stone Co. for 14.6 tons stone delivered @$1.25, $19.71; Union Stone Co. for 54.6 tons stone #467 @90ct, $49.14; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.46; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

Balances in treasury was reported as follows: General Fund $1080.87; Motor Vehicle $1562.92; Gas Tax $1147.87; Total $3818.66.

Repair of the pump at corner of Fourth and High Street referred to the drainage committee.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 7, 1946
Book 1097, Page 80

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 7th with members Beeney, Hutchisson, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of September 9th read and approved.

Letter from the County Sanitarian was read relative to the pollution of the water on the Fink farm.

Moved by Hutchisson, seconded by Burrell Montgomery that the health office be instructed to make a survey of the drainage in the village. Motion carried.

The following bills were presented, and with the salaries for the quarter were ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Elmer Rayle for labor with team, 4hrs @ $1.00, $4.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $6.48; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

It was moved by Burrell Montgomery, seconded by Hutchisson that the purchasing committee be instructed to purchase a tar kettle. Motion carried.

Moved by Burrell Montgomery, seconded by Bert Montgomery that the street committee be authorized to have Huston St. improved along the town lots. Motion carried.

Balance in the various funds was reported as follows: General Fund $1220.21; Motor Vehicle Fund $1301.84; Gas Tax Fund $1307.87, Total $3829.92.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 4, 1947
Book 1097, Page 80

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 4th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 7th read and approved.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: H.D. Housman for cutting weeds, $13.00; J.H. Redmon as night watchman, $19.50; Columbus Blank Book Co. for 60 fund sheets@ 5ct and postage and ins., $3.00 plus 28ct, $3.28; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $4.86; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $18.91; Owens Stone Co. for 55.95 tons stone @ $1.00, $55.95; Meredith Stone Co. for 266.3 tons stone @ $1.10, $292.93.

Resolution presented by Bert Montgomery, accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission, and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor. Seconded by Hutchisson. Vote - Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Hutchisson yes. Resolution adopted.

The clerk was instructed to notify the County Sanitarian to proceed with survey of sinks and toilets emptying into ditches crossing the Fink lands.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 2, 1946
Book 1097, Page 81

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Motgomery, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of November 4th read and approved.

Clerk reported County Sanitarian ready to make survey of town ditches draining across the Finks farm, whenever Council is ready and will notify him.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for book of 500 warrants, $17.68; The Lorens Equipment Co., Columbus, O. for one Littleford Model 84-HD 165 gal. tar kettle #25383-W-184 mounted on steel wheels for $253.00; John Herriott for replacement of tower light bulbs twice-$2.50, one quart red paint for tower, 93cts, 3 hours painting siren @$2.00-$6.00, total bill $9.43; Elmer Rayle for 18 hrs labor with team on street, $18.00; M.E. Miller for 8hrs labor on town toilet @$1.00, $8.00; Odell Liggett for reimbursement for truckage paid 3 C's Highway Inc. for delivering the Tar Kettle Machine, $9.95; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $(no amount entered); Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

The bill of the County Engineer for labor and material used on streets of Ostrander was ordered paid when corrected and OK'd by street committee.

Also ordered paid was the bill of the Union Stone Co. for stone furnished from Oct. 12th to Oct. 16th inclusive 368.25 tons @90cts, $331.43.

The Appropriation ordinance to provide for the current expenses and other expenditures of the Village for the year ending Dec. 31, 1947 was read.

It was moved by Burrell Montgomery, seconded by Bert Montgomery that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Beeney yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried and ordinance declared adopted.

Clerk reported balances in various funds as follows: General Fund $1091.07; Gas Tax Fund $870.34; Motor Vehicle Fund $1307.87; Total $3269.28.

The Mayor instructed the street committee to find a satisfactory place to keep the Tar Kettle Machine.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 6, 1947
Book 1097, Page 81

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 6th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 2nd read and approved.

Beeney reported Mr. Finks desires that a fence be placed around the outlet of the town ditches on his farm. Beeney and Burrell Montgomery were advised to interview Mr. Finks in regard to this matter, and to have a satisfactory fence built at once, having it understood that council will not be responsible for any damage to live stock resulting from contact with same.

Mayor reports that arrangements have been made to shelter the town tar kettle sheltered in Mary Benton's barn.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council, the quarter's salaries to be included: Ostrander Oil Company for gasoline, $4.18; Homer Christian for stone, $24.90; Delaware County Engineer for labor and material used on Ostrander streets, $1178.03; Glesenkamp Hardware for supplies, $3.06; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $7.14, Penry Stone Co. for stone, $43.26; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $4.02; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

Clerk read balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $1250.69; Gas Tax Fund $494.65; Motor Vehicle $122.10.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 3, 1947
Book 1097, Page 82

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 3rd with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Hutchisson, Stover and Liggett present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of January 6th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: E.A. Spees for repairing sewer in Sherman lot-$19.00, trip to Delaware for tile-$1.00, and tile-$1.54, total bill $21.54; J.H. Roloson for grate for sewer in front of school, $10.00; J.H. Redmon for plowing snow, $6.00; Delaware County Engineer for 7-15 cement tile @49ct, $3.43; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.88.

Burrell Montgomery and Beeney report an interview with Mr. Finks in regard to fence around outlet of town ditch on his premises. It was agreed that village put up the fence, and if same is kept in repair by the village, Mr. Finks will not hold council responsible for any injury to his live stock that may result from contact with the fence. Fence to be regular height No. 9 wire with two barbed wires on top.

Liggett reported the drop in front of his residence clogged so it will not take the surface water. This matter was referred to the street committee with power to act.

The clerk reported balances in the funds as follows: General Fund $1153.43; Motor Vehicle Fund $122.10; Gasoline Tax Fund $422.31; Total $1697.84.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 3, 1947
Book 1097, Page 82

Roll call revealed only Beeney, Bert Montgomery, and Hutchisson present.

There not being a quorum present, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 7, 1947
Book 1097, Page 83

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 7th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Hutchisson, Stover and Liggett present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of February 3rd and March 3rd read and approved.

Beeney reported the Finks fence is completed but not yet measured.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Sabins were present to enter a complaint about water standing in front of their property on Huston Street. This matter was referred to the Street Committee for action.

Street committee reported drainage repaired on East High Street.

It was moved by Beeney, seconded by Burrell Montgomery that repair of the Taylor alley between Huston and North Street be referred to the Street Committee with power to act. Motion carried.

The Mayor appointed Stover and Beeney to see that the pit left by removal of town toilet be filled.

It was reported that the pump at corner of High and Fourth Streets is in need of repairs. This matter was referred to the drainage committee.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Owens Stone Co. for 7.24 tons of No. 67 stone @$1.00-$7.24 plus trucking-$2.89, $10.13; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for 1 spool B. Wire, 20 rods fence, 20 posts, $33.75; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $4.22; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.40; Elmer Rayle for trash collection, $30.00; E.A. Spees for reaping East High Street ditch, $23.00; E.A. Spees for building Fink's fence & repairing ditch, $25.00.

Balance in funds: General Fund $1248.54; Motor Vehicle Fund $163.99; Gas Tax Fund $569.31; Total Fund $1981.84.

Moved and seconded that Council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 5, 1947
Book 1097, Page 83

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 5th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Liggett, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of April 7th were read and approved.

The committee - Burrell Montgomery and Beeney reported the Fink fence finished and measured, and that the remainder of the fence and barbed wire was sold to Mr. Fink for $8.56 which was turned over to the clerk.

The street committee reported nothing yet done relative to the drainage in front of the Sabins property.

Street committee also reported the alley between North and Huston Streets had been stoned according to instructions at last meeting.

Drainage committee reported nothing done toward repairing pump at Fourth and High Streets.

It was reported that Mr. Will Mitchell complains of the drain crossing alley between Second and Third Streets being clogged, hindering his drainage. This matter was referred to the drainage committee.

Action regarding the Fink drainage complaint was postponed awaiting instructions from the County Sanitarian. There was also reported a complaint by Mr. John Finks relative to George Evans parking his truck near entrance to his drive. No action taken.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Elmer Rayle for cleaning rubbish from streets and alleys, 81 hrs @1.00, $81.50; W.M. Whitson for cleaning town toilet pit, $30.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for 42-6in. tile-$4.20, 2 lb staples-15cts, staples and wire-$1.12, total $5.47; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone for Taylor alley-19.05 tons @$1.10, $20.96; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.46; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

Balances reported in treasury: General Fund $1074.56; Motor Vehicle $153.86; Gas Tax $546.31; Total $1774.73.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 2, 1947
Book 1097, Page 84

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 2nd with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, G.C. Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of May 5th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: J.H. Roloson for repairing pump handle, $0.50; Clyde Howey for three bills for ditching, $21.00; $7.50; $6.00; Elmer Rayle for clean up-streets and alleys-85hrs @$1.00, $85.00; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $19.79; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth Street, $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.78.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $1402.26; Motor Vehicle $363.86; Gas Tax $581.88; Total $2348.00.

A letter from W.R. Aukland, District Sanitarian, was read requesting council to take steps to prohibit residents from dumping toilets and kitchen waste into the Carr ditch. Awaiting specifications for waste traps to be installed, council took no action at this time.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 7, 1947
Book 1097, Page 85

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 7th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Hutchisson and Liggett present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Rex Hostetler for light at 4th and North St., $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.30; J.H. Roloson for repairing pump handle, $0.50; E.A. Spees for ditching, $31.00; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $80.00; W.M. Edwards for assisting Mr. Rayle, $3.00; McElfresh and Son for sewer tile and grates, $39.25; T.H. Miller for repairing screen door, $2.00; Clyde Howey for labor on street drops, $24.50; Clyde Howey for ditching, $9.75, Homer Christian for stone, $63.53.

The Budget for the year beginning Jan. 1, 1948 was presented. Moved and seconded that the Budget be approved. Motion carried.

Council discussed the complaint of Mr. Finks in regard to sewage disposal. It was decided to ask Sanitarian Aukland to meet with council to explain the necessary procedure to bring relief from this nuisance.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 4, 1947
Book 1097, Page 85

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 4th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Stover, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of July 7th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Elmer Rayle for labor on street with team-81hrs @$1.00, $81.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.12, Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50.

Mr. Bert Montgomery moved the adoption of the following resolution:

Be it resolved, by the Council of the Village of Ostrander, Delaware County, Ohio.
It is hereby declared by the Council of Ostrander Village, two thirds of all the members of said Council concurring therein, that the amount of revenues 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 lighting of the streets of the Village. It is therefore,
Resolved, that it is necessary to levy a tax in excess of that which may be levied within the ten mill limitation for the purpose of lighting the streets of the village to-wit: at the rate of two and one half mills for and during five years, including the current year, on the general property duplicate of said village, and that said question be submitted to the electors of said village at the regular election to be held Nov. 4, 1947.
It is further resolved, that a copy of this resolution be certified to the deputy supervisors (and inspectors) of elections in and for Delaware County.

Mr. Stover seconded the resolution and the roll being called upon the adoption of the resolution, resulted as follows: Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Beeney yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes.

I, Odell Liggett, clerk of the Ostrander Village, Delaware County, O. on this 29th day of August, 1947, hereby certify to the Board of Deputy State Supervisors (and inspectors) of elections in and for Delaware County, Ohio, that the above is a true and correct copy of a resolution passed by the Council of the village of Ostrander on August 4, 1947, and I hereby certify the above copy of said resolution to said board of Deputy State Supervisors (and inspectors) of elections in and for Delaware County, Ohio, in accordance with the provisions of Section 5625-17 of General Code of Ohio.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 8, 1947
Book 1097, Page 86

Members present Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Stover, Hutchisson and Liggett and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of August 4th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of Council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.18; Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50; Clyde Howey for cutting weeds and brush, $28.50; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for bell and tile, $2.50; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $31.00.

Balances in the Treasury was reported as follows: General Fund $1260.67; Motor Vehicle $153.08; Gas Tax $470.09; Total $1883.84.

Mr. Finks was present and entered a complaint concerning the fact that Mr. George Evans is making a parking ground of a place in front of his property, and that the truck obstructs his view as he enters and leaves his drive way. The matter was discussed at length and finally referred to the Street Committee.

The Mayor reported the need of some new fire hose and was instructed to investigate the cost of same.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.


MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 6, 1947
Book 1097, Page 87

Council met in the council room with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Hutchisson and Liggett present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 8th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: (also salaries for quarter): William Mitchell for ditching, $7.00; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $25.00; Clyde Howey for cutting weeds and brush, $18.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.86, Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North Streets, $1.50.

Mr. Bigler of The Dayton Power and Light Company was present and presented an ordinance to grant a franchise to The Dayton Power and Light Co.

Moved by Hutchisson seconded by Liggett that ordinance No. 172 be placed on its first reading. Vote - Hutchisson yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

Moved by Bert Montgomery seconded by Burrell Montgomery that rules be suspended and that second and third readings be dispensed with. Motion carried.

Moved by Hutchisson seconded by Liggett that ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote - Hutchisson yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Liggett yes. Motion carried.

Action of the County Budget Commission on the 1948 budget was reported.

Liggett 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. Hutchisson seconded the resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption resulted as follows: Liggett yes, Hutchisson yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1947
Book 1097, Page 87

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Stover, Liggett, and Hutchisson present, and Beeney presiding. Minutes of Oct. 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Frank O. Miller for gasoline, battery, storage, and service on fire truck to date, $42.97; Clarence Blinn for police duty, $12.75; A.H. Fugitt for pump and labor on Culp corner, $11.00; Clyde Howey for ditching in Mitchell alley, $7.50; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth Street, $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $3.00.

There followed a general discussion of village affairs.

Motion and second that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 1, 1947
Book 1097, Page 88

Council met in the council room members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Jess Stults for labor on Huston St., $10.00; Preston Christian for 38.3 tons stone @ $1.35, $51.70; Elmer Rayle for 5 hrs. labor with team, $5.00; Jess Stults for labor-Huston ST, gutter work and grading, $115.10; Clyde Howey for labor on street, $17.25; Glesenkamp Hardware for packing and light bulbs, $1.14; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.28; Rex Hostetler for light at North and Fourth St., $1.50.

The clerk was instructed to notify The Dayton Power and Light Company that the special levy for lights passed at the November election, and that council wishes lights installed as soon as convenient.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 5, 1948
Book 1097, Page 88

Council met in the council room Monday evening Jan. 5th with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Stover, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Elmer Rayle for plowing snow, $5.00; Delaware County Engineer for 16ft of 18" bell concrete tile @$1.38, $22.08; Clyde Howey for 2 bills for labor, $9.00 and $8.25; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, tile, cement, and sand, $124.25; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for blank bonds, $1.14; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $1.14; Rex Hostetler for light, $1.50.

Treasurer reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $2113.56; Motor Vehicle $338.08; Gas Tax $475.05.

Clerk read letter from Dayton Power and Light Co. stating a representative will soon interview council relative to the installation of lights for the village streets.

The appropriation ordinance for 1948 was read. Bert Montgomery moved the ordinance be placed on its first reading. Hutchisson seconded the motion. Motion carried by unanimous vote. Hutchisson moved that the second and third readings be dispensed with and that ordinance be passed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn, motion carried.

The mayor and member Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Grover Stover and Claude Hutchisson of the new council were present, and Imo Sherman, Treasurer elect, and Odell Liggett clerk elect and and were given the oath of office by Mayor Benton.

All officers presented bonds which were accepted by the mayor.

It was moved and seconded by Ivan Beeney be elected president pro tem of council. Motion carried.

The mayor appointed the following standing committees:

Drainage - Stover and Hutchisson
Light - Stover and Burrell Montgomery
Sidewalk - Bert Montgomery and Ivan Beeney
Street - Hutchisson and Liggett
Purchasing - Beeney and Bert Montgomery

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 2, 1948
Book 1097, Page 89

Council met in the council room Monday evening with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of January 5th were read and approved.

Mr. Bigler of The Dayton Power and Light Co. was present and addressed council relative to the installation of street lights for the village. Mr. Bigler presented a plat of the village showing where lights should be placed to adequately light the streets. He stated the cost would be $25.00 per light per year.

It was decided that council would make a further survey of the village light needs, and designate on the plat just where the lights should be located, and then transmit a copy of the marked plat to The Dayton Power and Light Co.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50; Elmer Rayle for plowing snow, $5.50; Clyde Howey for shoveling snow from gutters, $9.00; John R. Herriott for placing bulbs on light tower, $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.24.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 1, 1948
Book 1097, Page 89

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 1st with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: W.E. Benton for attending Advisory Council meeting, $6.00; Elmer Rayle for plowing snow, $5.50; Clyde Howey for cleaning gutters, $4.50; Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.52.

Council discussed the matter of the Fink's ditch. No definite action was taken at this time.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 5, 1948
Book 1097, Page 90

Council met in the council room Monday evening Apr. 5th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Glesenkamp Hardware for lantern chimney, 2-300 watt light bulbs, and one grate complete, $4.59; Glen Ayers for plowing snow, $2.50; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal and expansion material, $9.50; Homer Christian for stone, $11.34; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $1.62; Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50.

Balances were reported by Village Treasurer: General Fund $2369.19; Gas Tax $338.08, Motor Vehicle $709.38; Total $3416.65.

Mr. Bigler of The Dayton Power and Light Co. was present and spoke relative to Lighting ordinance.

Ordinance No. 173 was read and discussed. It was moved by Stover, seconded by Bert Montgomery, that the ordinance be placed on its first reading. Vote- Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Moved by Hutchisson, seconded by Burrell Montgomery, that the second and third readings be dispensed with, and that the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Vote- Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that Council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 3, 1948
Book 1097, Page 90

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 3, 1948 with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of April 5th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Gazette Publishing Co. for printing annual report, $17.25; Wade Mitchell for gasoline, $3.07; Elmer Rayle for hauling rubbish, $10.00; Frank Miller for 4 tires and 6 tubes for fire truck, $196.66; Wade Mitchell for labor on fire truck, $25.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $25.00; Rex Hostetler for light at Fourth and North St., $1.50.

The mayor reported the need for a new fire hose, and the purchasing committee was instructed to order what is needed.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 7, 1948
Book 1097, Page 91

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 7th with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of May 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Union Stone Co. for stone-16.3 tons #$1.15, $18.75; Clyde Howey for ditching 10hr @75ct; $7.50; Elmer Rayle for hauling trash-17hr @$1.00; $17.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.66.

The clerk reported the following balances in the treasury: General Fund $3045.24; Motor Vehicle Fund $737.32; Gas Tax Fund $1043.48; Light Fund $301.82, Total $5127.86.

There followed a general discussion of the village business, after which the council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 2, 1948
Book 1097, Page 91

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 12th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 7th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $0.90; Clyde Howey for ditching and cutting weeds, $9.00 and $6.00; Elmer Rayle for cutting weeds and hauling-48hrs @$1.00; $48.00; Raymond Wallace for hauling asphalt and tile from Delaware-2 trips-32 miles @10cts, $3.20; Glesenkamp Hardware for paint, pipe wrench, scythe, light bulbs, and brush, $9.92; Delaware County Engineer for 330 gal. asphalt @.139-$45.67 and labor filling drums $3.80, tile-$8.72, total $58.39.

The 1949 budget was presented totaling $3317.00 and adopted by unanimous vote.

Mayor Benton appointed Harry Waugh to fill the vacancy in council caused by the death of Paul Liggett. Moved and seconded that the appointment be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3004.96, Motor Vehicle Fund $737.32; Gas Tax Fund $1024.73; Light Fund $301.82; Total $5068.83.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 2, 1948
Book 1097, Page 92

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 2, 1948 with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Hutchisson and Waugh present, and Mayor Benton in the chair.

The new councilman, Harry O. Waugh, was present. He presented his bond which was approved by the Mayor, and he was given the oath of office.

The minutes of July 12th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Glesenkamp Hardware Company for 2 barn brushes, brush handle, and sprinkling can, $5.67; Burdette Gray for gasoline for fire truck, $6.35; Elmer Rayle for patching street-41 hrs. @$1.00, $41.50; Clyde Howey for cutting weeds, $9.75; Clyde Howey for patching street and cutting weeds, $8.25; W.M. Edwards for helping patch streets-18 hrs. @75cts, $13.87; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.64.

The Mayor placed Mr. Waugh on the Street Committee.

Mr. Finks was present to renew his complaint in regard to George Evans parking his trucks in front of his property near the drive way to his barn; also to learn what was being done about the town ditch that runs through the Fink farm. These matters were discussed at length. The Mayor promised to see the County Attorney in regard to a parking ordinance. The Mayor appointed Hutchisson and Waugh to investigate the cost of putting in a satisfactory extension to the town ditch through the Fink premises.

The balances in the various funds were reported as follows: General Fund $2955.06; Motor Vehicle Fund $737.32; Gas Tax Fund $1199.73; Street Lighting Fund $301.82; Total $5193.93.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 13, 1948
Book 1097, Page 92

Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 13th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of August 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Elmer Rayle for labor with team-16 hours @$1.00, $16.00; Quaker Rubber Corporation for fire hose, $150.35; Union Stone Co. for stone, $20.93; Clyde Howey for labor cleaning gutters and cutting weeds, $18.00; Delaware County Engineer for cost of coating village streets, $260.86; Kissner-Townsend Inc. for road tar, $11.97; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $8.70.

Report of Budget Commission on Village Budget was read. It was moved by Bert Montgomery and seconded by Waugh that the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission be accepted and that the necessary tax be levied and certified to the County Auditor. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Burrell Montgomery and seconded by Hutchisson that the purchasing committee order the tile for the Fink ditch. Motion carried.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 16, 1948
Book 1097, Page 93

Council met in the council room Thursday evening September 16th with members Beeney, Burt Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, and Waugh present and Mayor Benton in the chair.

Object of meeting - to consider further the Fink ditch. The purchasing committee reported that on investigation they find that tile suitable for said ditch will cost more than at first anticipated. The report stated that the tile will cost $1.40 per foot laid down here.

After due consideration, it was moved by Burrell Montgomery and seconded by Waugh that the purchasing committee be instructed to purchase sufficient tile for the ditch. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 4, 1948
Book 1097, Page 93

Council met in the council room Oct. 4th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Hutchisson and Waugh present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 13th and 16th read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $4.56; Elmer Rayle for street work, $19.00; Howard Wilgus for street work, $21.00; W.B. Sabins for Jacktown pump repair, $6.00; Glesenkamp Hardware for sucker rods, couplings, leathers, $3.50; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone, $7.20; Universal Concrete Pipe Co. for 288 ft. concrete pipe, $403.20.

A general discussion followed relative to the completion of the Fink ditch, and installation of street lights. The Mayor promised to get in touch with the Dayton Power and Light Co. to urge immediate action.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 1, 1948
Book 1097, Page 93

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Hutchisson and Waugh present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 4th were read and approved.

The Mayor reports an interview with officials of Dayton Power and Light Company who promise lights will be installed just as soon as possible- probably within a very short time.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Preston Christian for 7.6 tons of stone, $12.16; Grover Sherman for painting sign of Bean Bean building roof, $31.00; J.H. Redmon for night watching, $8.00; John Gray for night watching and setting up tar kettle, $9.00; Elmer Rayle for labor with team-5 hours, $5.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.10.

After a discussion of village business generally, it was moved and seconded that council adjourn and motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 6, 1948
Book 1097, Page 94

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 6th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of November 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: F.E. Roush for ditching, $6.00; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $58.00; Dewy Burns, $10.92; Glesenkamp Hardware for paint and light bulbs, $10.21; McElfresh and Son for cement, $16.80; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $41.50; Carl Ayers for ditching, $86.87; Walter Cummins for power ditching, $140.00.

Hutchisson presented the appropriation ordinance for 1949 and moved its adoption. Seconded by Bert Montgomery. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Burrell Montgomery and seconded by Waugh that the send and third readings be dispensed with, and that ordinance be passed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 3, 1949
Book 1097, Page 94

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of December 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.60; Bert Montgomery for postage, $1.00.

Balances in treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3121.70; Motor Vehicle Fund $781.85; Gas Tax $904.79; Light Fund $575.69.

After a general discussion of the village business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 16, 1949
Book 1097, Page 95

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Feb. 16th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and by unanimous vote were ordered paid: Carl Ayers for labor on Fink ditch, $5.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $2.76; Union Stone Co. for stone, $6.90; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for sand and coal, $14.27; G.B. Turney, Agent, for premium on policy no. 948455, Boston Insurance Co., $10.34.

After a general discussion of village business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 8, 1949
Book 1097, Page 95

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening March 8th. Members present - Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Beeney, Hutchisson, and Waugh; and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 16th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, 72cts; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $5.00; Union Stone Co. for stone, $22.43; Mayor W.E. Benton for attending Advisory Council, $6.00; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone, $10.00.

Mr. Wertz was present and presented to council the matter of installing water work in Ostrander Village. Council was favorably impressed with the proposition presented, but took no definite action at this time.

It was moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 4, 1949
Book 1097, Page 95

Council met in the council room Monday evening April 4th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh and Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 6th were read and approved.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $2950.66; Motor Vehicle $781.85; Gas Tax $1027.46; Light Fund $575.69; Total $5335.66.

It was moved and seconded that salaries for the last quarter be paid. Motion carried.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 2, 1949
Book 1097, Page 96

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 2nd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair.

The bill of the Dayton Power and Light Company for 30cts for light was ordered paid.

The matter of the annual clean up was discussed, and it was decided that the village pay cost of clean up of ashes, and each resident pay for the clean up of tin cans and other trash.

After a general discussion of village business, the council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 6, 1949
Book 1097, Page 96

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 6th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of April 4th and May 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Gazette Publishing Co. for legal adv. Financial report, $31.95; Gray's Sinclair Service for 4 gal. kerosene, $0.72; H. Wilgus for labor patching street 4hrs., $4.00; C.O. Mann for parts & labor on tar pressure tank, $1.00;; Leo Pendleton for labor on screen door, $2.00; Elmer Rayle for labor with team-21hrs, $21.00; Union Stone Co. for 8.25 tons stone @$1.15; $9.49; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone 16.6 T @40ct, $6.64; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $151.40 plus 36ct-$151.76.

Moved by Burrell Montgomery, seconded by Waugh, that an amendment be added to Ordinance No. 173 making the number of lights 31 instead of 26. Motion carried unanimously.

The clerk was instructed to write the Dayton Power and Light Co. expressing council's dissatisfaction with the village street lights, and ask that an adjustment be made according to agreement.

There being no further business, the council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 11, 1949
Book 1097, Page 97

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read, and together with the quarter's salaries, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.84; Union Stone Company for stone, $163.84, Glesenkamp Hardware Co. for screen door, brass cylinder, and 23ft of pipe, $18.78; Raymond Stevens for pump repair-Jack Town, $4.00; Howard Wilgus for labor and shovel, $84.02; Elmer Rayle for labor with team-60hrs, $60.00; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone, $56.64; Delaware County Engineer for asphalt, $55.60.

The clerk presented the budget for fiscal year 1950. It was moved and seconded that the budget be adopted. Motion carried unanimously.

It was ordered that the hearing on said budget be set for July 23rd, 1949 at 8 o'clock in council room.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 1, 1949
Book 1097, Page 97

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 1, 1949 with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Bert Montgomery served as clerk in the absence of Clerk Liggett. Minutes of July 11th were read and approved.

The following bills were read, and by motion by Waugh, seconded by Beeney, were ordered paid: H. Culp and J. Gray for street work, $22.00; Elmer Rayle for labor on street with team-78hrs @$1.50, $117.00; Howard Wilgus for labor on street, $101.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.60; Mrs. Etta Bell for reimbursement for stone place on street, $8.00.

Council discussed the matter of stop signs for certain intersections.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 12, 1949
Book 1097, Page 98

Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 12th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of August 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Howard Wilgus for labor on streets, $117.35; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.96; Glesenkamp Hardware Co. for broom and bolts, $2.89; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone @40ct, $87.48; Elmer Rayle for labor with team-109hrs @$1.50, $163.50; Delaware County Engineer for invoices of 8/3 and 8/31, $154.10; Union Stone Co. for inv. of 7/31 and 8/31, $320.37 and $242.96, $563.23.

There followed a general discussion of village business, after which it was moved and seconded that council adjourn, and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 3, 1949
Book 1097, Page 98

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 3rd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 12th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.54; W.E. Benton for reimbursement for Chloride of lime, $1.30; Howard Wilgus for labor on street, $56.30; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone, $9.80; Elmer Rayle for labor on street with team, $78.00.

A general discussion of town business followed, and complaints were presented with regard to street lights. It was brought out that The Dayton Power and Light Co. had never made any adjustment of light shades as they had agreed to do, and it was suggested that light bills be tabled until these adjustments were made, but no action was taken at this time.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 7, 1949
Book 1097, Page 99

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 7th with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of October 3rd were read and approved.

Mr. George Dennis was present to enter a complaint about smoke coming from the burning of cobs by The Ostrander Farmers Exchange Company. He was informed that the Company was taking steps to eliminate this, as soon as possible.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Elmer Rayle for labor, $15.00; M.E. Miller for labor on Benton garage, $2.50; Frank O. Miller for power takeoff for fire truck, $32.37; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for posts, cement, sand, and coal, $7.50; Union Stone Co. for stone, $37.43; Glesenkamp Hardware for window glass, $1.77; Roy W. Bean for light bulbs, $0.44; Delaware County Engineer for 100 gal. tar, $13.40; Howard Wilgus for labor, $14.03; Dayton Power and Light Co., $59.54.

The clerk was instructed to communicate a complaint of council to The Dayton Power and Light Company for their failure to make proper adjustments of shades on street lights.

A resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary levies and certifying them to the County Auditor, was presented by Burrell Montgomery and seconded by Bert Montgomery. Roll call upon its adoption resulted as follows: Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Beeney yes, Waugh yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 5, 1949
Book 1097, Page 99

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 5th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Stover, Waugh and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 7th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for bell, tile, and sand, $70.65; Howard Wilgus for labor, $106.88; Elmer Rayle for labor, $98.00; J.H. Roloson for sewer drop, $1.00; Lyle Honeter as night watchman, $5.00; Burdett Gray for gas and kerosene, $11.42; Walter F. Jameson for siren repair, $109.24; McElfresh and Son for sew tile and grates, $22.60; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $20.30; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $60.14.

The appropriation ordinance for 1950 was presented and passed by unanimous vote of council.

The clerk was instructed to communicate with the Industrial Commission relative to insurance coverage for fireman.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.