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MINUTES OF OSTRANDER, OHIO 
COUNCIL MEETINGS

1950 thru 1956

 

 

 

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 9, 1950
Book 1097, Page 100

Council met in the council room Monday evening January 9th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, Hutchisson, and Stover present, with president Beeney in the chair. Minutes of December 5th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.60; Wade Mitchell for battery and gas, $16.44; Delaware County Engineer for 100 gal. M.C.2, $13.40.

Balances in treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $4420.39, Motor Vehicle Fund $168.19; Gas Tax Fund $806.97; Light Fund $683.25.

Newly elected members of council, as well as treasurer and clerk were present and presented their bonds, but owing to the absence of the Mayor, were not given the oath of office at this time.

Officers elect for the ensuing two years are as follows- Mayor, W.E. Benton; Treasurer, Imo Sherman; Clerk, Odell Liggett; Councilmen - Ivan Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Harry O. Waugh; Claude Hutchisson, and Grover Stover.

The clerk read a letter from the Industrial Commission of Ohio relative to insurance coverage for volunteer fireman.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 6, 1950
Book 1097, Page 100

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 6th with council elect - Ivan Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Claude Hutchisson, and Harry O. Waugh present and Mayor Benton in the chair.

The bonds of members of council, treasurer, and clerk were approved and all were given the oath of office by Mayor Benton. The Mayor presented his bond, and same was approved by unanimous vote of council.

Minutes of Jan. 9th were read and approved.

It was moved and seconded that Ivan Beeney be elected president pro-tem. Motion carried unanimously.

The mayor appointed standing committees as follows:

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

Light bill for $59.54, and that of Howard Wilgus for labor were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote. Written in also is T Pharr, $5.00; and Delaware Gazette, $1.40.

Balances in treasury: General Fund $4341.12; Motor Vehicle $168.19; Gas Tax $793.57; Light $623.65; Total $5926.53.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 6, 1950
Book 1097, Page 101

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.60; Union Stone Co. for stone, $21.16; Glesenkamp Hardware Co. for pump repairs, $3.98; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone, $7.36; W.E. Benton for attending at Advisory Council, $6.00.

A general discussion followed, after which it was moved and seconded that council adjourn, and motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 3, 1950
Book 1097, Page 101

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

Mr. Wenger was present and spoke to council in regard to stone for entrance to alley near his home. The matter was referred to the street committee.

The following bills were read, and together with the quarter's salaries, were ordered paid by unanimous vote: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.66; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $12.30.

L.R. Larcomb turned over to council check for $10.00 in payment of old street roller.

Council discussed what would be a fair price to ask for the light tower, and decided that $150.00 should be asked with the understanding that purchaser bear the expense of tearing it down.

Moved by Burrell Montgomery, seconded by Waugh, that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 1, 1950
Book 1097, Page 102

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 1st with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery Waugh, 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 members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.72; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone, $14.30; Elmer Rayle for labor with team, $6.00; Roy Bean for light bulbs, $1.44; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for blanks, $0.67.

Council decided that clean up for the village should be from May 8th to 25th. Trucking away of tin cans and rubbish and junk to be paid for by residents; ashes to be taken free.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 22, 1950
Book 1097, Page 102

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 22nd with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, Waugh, Stover, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair.

Purpose of the meeting to consider a proposition made by Frank H. Sill to dedicate certain property to the Village of Ostrander for public street purposes.

After due consideration by council, it was moved by Hutchisson and seconded by Stover that Ordinance No. 174 be passed, accepting dedication and grant of right of way as proposed by Mr. Sill.

Ordinance to read as follows:

Section 1 - That a grant of right of way for street purposes, as executed by F.H. Sill of the Village of Ostrander, Ohio, dated May 12, 1950, and the dedication of the lands described in said grant of right of way to public use forever, be and that same is hereby accepted and confirmed, said lands so granted and dedicated to public use constituting a strip of land adjacent to The Ostrander School grounds, and ball ark, and immediately west the ball park, same being an extension of and of same width as Fourth Street, this extension to be North to a pint on a line with the North dead end of Third Street, and also a strip of ground immediately north of said all park extending east from the extension of Fourth Street to the east line of Third Street - the same being an extension of Loveless Avenue.
Section 2 - That in order to provide for the general welfare of the Village of Ostrander, Ohio, this ordinance be and hereby is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect immediately upon its passage, and approval by the Mayor.

The vote on the ordinance resulted as follows: Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Waugh yes, Beeney yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes. The ordinance was declared passed. Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 5, 1950
Book 1097, Page 103

Council met in the council room June 5, 1950 with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Beeney, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of May 1st and May 22nd were read and approved.

It was reported that certain cistern tops were in need of repair, and the matter was referred to the drainage committee.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $60.08; Union Stone Co. for stone, $41.11; McElfresh and Son for sewer tile & drop; $12.78; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone;; $32.25; Howard Wilgus for ditching & sidewalk repair, $15.00; Glesenkamp Hardware for packing and tacks, $1.36.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

At this meeting, balances reported by treasurer were as follows: General Fund $3686.92, Motor Vehicle Fund $654.59; Gas Tax Fund $1381.75, Light Fund $662.72.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 3, 1950
Book 1097, Page 103

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

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Howard Wilgus for cutting weeds and treating wells, $27.50; Raymond Wallace for hauling ashes, $32.50; Glesenkamp Hardware for pump packing and scythe stone, $2.35; Glen Ayers for treating wells with chemicals, $1.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.78.

Clerk presented the budget for year 1951. It was moved and seconded that the budget be adopted. Motion carried.

The clerk was instructed to write the New York Central R.Y.Co. asking for repair of railroad crossing at Second Street, and clearing away of undergrowth along right of way inside corporation limits.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 7, 1950
Book 1097, Page 104

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.66; Ostrander Elevator Co. for pumps and supplies, $62.30; John Gray for repairing cistern and well tops, $40.50; Union Stone Co. for stone, $10.06; Pearl Bovey for cutting weeds, $15.00; Clarence B. Crago for mowing weeds, $12.00; A.H. Fugitt for installing and repairing pumps, $27.50; Glesenkamp Hardware for pump repairs, $8.96; Delaware County Engineer for 200 gal. MC-3, $26.24; Howard Wilgus for pumping wells & cutting weeds, $21.50.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $3859.98, Motor Vehicle Fund $879.34, Gas Tax Fund $1469.39, Light Fund $618.17, Total $6827.88.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 11, 1950
Book 1097, Page 104

Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 11th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair.

The following bills were presented and by motion of Burrell Montgomery and second by Stover were ordered paid: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.78; Glesenkamp Hardware for 21ft 1 ¼' pipe, $5.46; Burdette Gray for kerosene & truck rent, $12.35; Howard Wilgus for patching street, $16.00; C.G. Anderson for surveying streets & recording, $26.50.

At this meeting it was decided to paint and paper council and township rooms, and Stover was appointed to see that this work was done.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 2, 1950
Book 1097, Page 105

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 2nd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 11th were read and approved.

The light bill for $59.72, together with the quarter's salaries, was ordered paid.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3964.10, Motor Vehicle Fund $1004.09, Gas Tax Fund $1723.09, Light Fund $755.05, Total $7446.33.

A general discussion followed after which it was moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 25, 1950
Book 1097, Page 105

Ostrander Village Council met in called session Wednesday evening Oct. 25th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair.

Object of the meeting, to consider the proposed Millcreek Dam. County Prosecutor, Clyde Lewis was present and spoke to council relative to same, showing maps and plans of the project.

Several other citizens of the community were present, and the matter was rather thoroughly discussed.

It was moved and seconded that this body is unalterably opposed to this project. The motion carried unanimously.

It was further proposed that a public meeting be held to inform the people how they will be affected if the proposed dam is constructed, and that a petition be circulated giving the people an opportunity to express their disapproval of the project.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 6, 1950
Book 1097, Page 105

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 6th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, Stover, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 2nd and 25th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Stanley Rhoades for painting and papering, $64.69; Glesenkamp Hardware for paint and other supplies, $21.70; Garfield Jones for building fence, $66.00; Owens Stone Company for stone, $11.22; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone, $14.24; Dennis Grocery for light bulbs, $0.53; H. Wilgus for building fence, $11.50; M.E. Miller for painting council building, $55.00; Lyle Honeter for police duty, $15.00; Mary Benton for window shades, $3.59; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.90.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 4, 1950
Book 1097, Page 106

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for fence, posts, coal, etc, $121.55; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $60.26; Glesenkamp Hardware Co. for paint, nails, & supplies, $15.66; Bert Wells for shoveling snow, $6.00; Howard Wilgus for shoveling snow & hauling ashes; $5.50; Edgar Shank for shoveling snow, $7.25; Don Ufferman for shoveling snow, $4.00; Dale Taylor for shoveling snow, $6.00; Tom Waugh for shoveling snow, $7.00; Lyle Honeter for hauling snow, $6.00; Glen Ayers for plowing snow, $6.00.

Mr. Graham was present, and asked council to stone south Fourth Street from High Street to the entrance to his garage. The matter was referred to the Street Committee.

The clerk read the report of the Budge Commission on the Village 1951 budget. It shows a tax valuation in the Village of $317481.00. Levies approved show 10 mills inside the 10 mill limitation, and 12.8 mills outside the 10 mill limitation, making a total levy for all purposes of 22.8 mills.

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, was presented by Bert Montgomery, and seconded by Waugh. The resolution carried unanimously.

The Annual Appropriation Ordinance was presented as follows: General Fund $345.00, Safety Fund $650.00, Service Fund $2800.00, Light Fund $617.00, Gasoline Tax Fund $1250.00, Motor Vehicle License Fund $500.00, Total all funds $6162.00.

Moved by Waugh, seconded by Bert Montgomery, that the Ordinance be passed. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 28, 1950
Book 1097, Page 107

Council met in the council room Friday evening Dec. 29th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair.

The Mayor reported the light tower had been sold to a Marysville party for $150.00, and turned over to the clerk $50.00 as first payment of same.

By unanimous vote council instructed the clerk to pay the Baptist Church $120.10 as a reimbursement for amount paid for labor for ditching on North Fourth St. Also to pay salaries for last quarter.

Balances in the Treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $4844.35, Light Fund $589.11, Motor Vehicle Fund $1013.59, Gas Tax Fund $1827.88, Total, $8274.93.

The following resolution was presented by Stover:

Whereas the Scioto-Sandusky Conservancy District directors propose the construction of what is known as the Millcreek Dam for flood control purposes, and
Whereas this project would, when completed, destroy from one half to two thirds of the Village of Ostrander, including all the business district - The Masonic Building, The Ostrander Banking Company, The Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. Elevator, The Ostrander Locker Company, two general stores, two restaurants, and at least one of the Village's three churches, and necessitate the raising or rerouting of The New York Central R.R.

Therefore, be it resolved by this council of Ostrander Village, that in behalf of the citizens, and all business interests, we earnestly protest The Millcreek Dam project, and respectfully plead that The Sandusky-Scioto Conservancy Court do not give this project their approval.

Mr. Waugh seconded the resolution, and the roll being called, Mr. Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, Mr. Stover yes, Mr. Waugh yes, Hutchisson yes. The resolution was declared adopted.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 5, 1951
Book 1097, Page 108

Council met in the council room Monday evening Feb. 5th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, Hutchisson, and Beeney present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of December 26th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: John McCarter for refund of amount paid on light tower, $50.00; A.H. Fugitt for pump repair, $10.25; Howard Gregory for stone, $113.10; Raymond Wallace for trucking & hauling snow, $41.20; W.E. Benton for Advisory Council meeting, $6.00; John R. Finks, Jr. for snow plowing, $10.50; Union Stone Co. for stone, $46.58; M.E. Miller for shoveling snow, $1.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile and cement, $59.94; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.64.

The clerk reported balances in the Treasury as follows: General Fund $4509.12, Light Fund $529.57, Motor Vehicle Fund $1013.59, Gas Tax Fund $1013.59, Total $7760.06.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 5, 1951
Book 1097, Page 108

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

Bills for $59.48 for lights, and $12.15 to Delaware Gazette for legal advertisement were ordered paid by council.

The clerk reported the following balances in the various funds: General Fund $4443.18, Motor Vehicle $1013.58, Gas Tax $1675.40, Light $469.93, Total, $7602.09.

A general discussion followed, after which council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 2, 1951
Book 1097, Page 109

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

Mr. George P. Lydens, Agent of the J.H. Emerson Co., Cambridge, Mass. Was present and demonstrated the Emerson Resuscitator to council, explaining its advantages in emergencies. After due consideration each councilman expressed himself in favor of purchasing same for the village. The Mayor referred the matter to the purchasing committee with power to act. The model to be purchased is the two cylinder assembly, cased (two light-weight "D" cylinders, yoke, oxygen regulator, mechanism, adult mask, and airway, infant mask and airway, test bag, aspirator, carrying case); also refilling connector (to refill small oxygen cylinders from large one) price complete delivered and demonstrated-$305.00.

Mr. George Dennis was present and spoke to council concerning peddlers and agents operating in the village without license, thus taking business from resident business interests. Council thought Mr. Dennis' complaints were well taken, and recommended that the Mayor enforce the village ordinance against such practices.

The clerk read communications from the County Health Commissioner relative to the public wells of the village. All were declared satisfactory except for the Jacktown well, and the well at the corner of North and Second Streets, in which stipulated defects are to be corrected, and the Commissioner notified as soon as corrections are made.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries, ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.60; Burdette Gray for gasoline, $2.60; Glen Ayers for plowing snow, $6.00; Howard Wilgus for cleaning ditch, $11.25; Mitchell's Sohio Service for gas and checking fire truck, $4.89; Independent Print Shop for letter heads & envelopes, $14.75; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for book 500 warrants, $23.74; W.E. Benton for attendance at Advisory Council, $6.00.

Balances in the various funds were reported as follows: General $4443.18, Light $469.93, Motor Vehicle $1013.59, Gas Tax, $1855.40, Total $7782.10.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 7, 1951
Book 1097, Page 110

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

The Mayor reported the appointment of E.A. Spees as village marshall. Moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Hutchisson that the appointment be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid b unanimous vote of members present: J.H. Emerson Company for resuscitator, $309.81; Howard Wilgus for labor cementing and ditching, $27.62; Union Stone Company for stone, $26.56; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for cement & sand, coal, $13.17; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone, $12.32; E.A. Spees for supplies, $0.42; Glesenkamp Hardware for grate, bolts, screws, keys, $5.02; John Gray for labor repairing cisterns, $17.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.48.

Ordinance No. 175 fixing salary of village marshall was presented. Moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Burrell Montgomery, that ordinance be passed. Motion carried unanimously.

Drainage of the Ostrander Farmers Exchange Company lot, now used as a town dump, was discussed and the matter was referred to the drainage committee.

It was reported Mrs. Clara Smart wishes to sell her town lot located just south of elevator lumber shed, and this was referred to the purchasing committee and village clerk.

Council was reminded that time of regular meetings of council is 7-30 o'clock during months from October to March inclusive; and at 8-00 o'clock from April to September inclusive.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 4, 1951
Book 1097, Page 111

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Carl Ayers for ditching, $30.00; Howard Wilgus for ditch work, $45.75; McElfresh and Son for grates, $1.05; Union Stone Co. for stone, $8.88; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.42.

The purchasing committee reported the Clara Smart Lot No. 23 facing on High Street is offered for $100.00. Committee was instructed to make the purchase. The matter of properly draining this lot, as well as the Ostrander Farmers Exchange lot now used as a dump, was referred to the drainage committee.

Balances in the various funds were reported as follows: General Fund $4474.43, Gas Tax $1967.92, Motor Vehicle $1296.77, Light Fund $664.48.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 2, 1951
Book 1097, Page 111

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

The following bills were read, and together with the quarter's salaries, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of the members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.54; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, cement, & sand, $37.30; Burdette Gray for kerosene, $6.60; Howard Wilgus for labor patching streets & cutting weeds, $144.25; John Jordan for labor on streets, $14.00; Ed Blakeman for hauling tar, $6.00; Clyde Parthemer for labor on streets, $57.50; Glen Ayers for mowing weeds, $11.00; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone & tar, $19.00.

Clara Smart presented her warranty deed for lot no. 23 and a part of lot no. 22 in Ostrander Village, and the clerk was ordered to pay her the purchase price of $100.00.

Raymond Wallace was present and entered a complaint that Clyde Parthemer has parked his house trailer on the Howard Culp lot very near his residence. The Mayor appointed Beeney and Hutchisson a committee to interview Mr. Culp relative to this matter and try to persuade him to have the trailer removed.

The clerk presented the budget for the year beginning with January first 1952. Moved and seconded that the budget be adopted. Motion carried unanimously.

Ordinance No. 176, to fix salaries of village officers was presented by Bert Montgomery who moved its adoption. Motion was seconded by Stover. Motion carried by unanimous vote of members present. Passed as an emergency measure.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

Upon passage of the above ordinance, it was moved and seconded that the second and third readings be dispensed with, and the ordinance be passed on its first reading, and the motion carried unanimously.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 13, 1951
Book 1097, Page 112

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Glesenkamp Hardware for scythe stone, bolts etc, $1.63; Union Stone Co. for stone, $53.81; Fred Counts for cleaning toilet, $30.00; County Engineer for building streets, labor, material, and depreciation, $199.97; Stuart Larcomb for top drains and labor, $2.57; Ralph Gabbert for pump, $15.00; E.A. Spees for drops and tiles, $10.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.94; Howard Wilgus for cutting weeds & tarring streets, $112.38; Clyde Parthemer for labor on streets, $48.50; Odell Liggett for transfer & recording deed, $1.50.

It was moved by Hutchisson and seconded by Bert Montgomery that the payment of $200.00 Jan. 22nd to Clyde Lewis for services as attorney be approved. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Beeney, seconded by Burrell Montgomery, the clerk be ordered to pay up to $300.00 to the Ostrander Protective Association to pay attorneys for services in connection with the fight against the Mill Creek Dam project (providing this use of village funds if found to be lawful).

Attention was called to the fact that the 2 ½ mill levy for lights expires this year, and that filing for renewal must be in by September 15th.

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 in 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 arte of two and one half 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. 6th, 1951.
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, O.

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

Clerk of Ostrander Village
Dated Aug. 13, 1951
I, Odell Liggett, Clerk of Ostrander Village, Delaware County, O. on this 14th day of August 1951, hereby certify to the Board of the 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 Aug. 13th 1951, and I hereby certify the above copy of said resolutions to said Board of Deputy State Supervisors (and inspectors) of elections in and for Delaware County, Ohio, in accordance with provisions of Section 5625-17 of General Code of Ohio.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 10, 1951
Book 1097, Page 113

Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 9th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of August 13th 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, $59.54; Carl Ayers for ditching, $5.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange for tile, $8.56; Glesenkamp Hardware for pump stand, $6.01; Wade Mitchell for gas and labor on fire truck, $5.79.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 1, 1951
Book 1097, Page 113

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 1st with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 10th were read and approved.

Bill of Delaware County Engineer for $57.61 for labor grading streets was present, also the light bill of Dayton Power and Light Co. for $59.42. These with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid.

Balance in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $5714.55, Light Fund $702.48, Motor Vehicle $15556.77, Gas Tax $1759.20, Total $9733.00.

After a general discussion, it was moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 5, 1951
Book 1097, Page 113

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Carl Ayers for labor ditching, $40.00; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone and tar, $10.22; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, $8.76; Tom Bryan for fire extinguishers, $26.10; Delaware County Engineer for labor on streets, $339.75; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.60; Owens Stone Company for stone, $748.75.

The clerk read the report on the budget as approved by the County Budget Commission. Burrell Montgomery moved the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Council in accordance with the provisions of law has previously adopted a tax budge for the next succeeding fiscal year commencing Jan. 1, 1952, and
Whereas the Budget Commission of Delaware County, Ohio has certified its action thereon to this council together with an estimate by the County of the rate of each tax necessary to be levied by this council, and what part thereof is without, and what part within the ten mill tax limitation; therefore be it, Resolved by the Council of the Village of Ostrander, Delaware County, Ohio, that the amounts and rates, as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification, be and the same are accepted; and be it further,
Resolved, that there be and there is hereby levied on the tax duplicate of said Village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation as follows: Within the ten mill limitation - 1.6 mills. Without the ten mill limitation 2.5 mills. And be it further, Resolved, that the clerk of this council be, and he is hereby directed to certify a copy of this resolution to the County Auditor of said County.

Bert Montgomery seconded the resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows: Beeney yes, Bert Montgomery yes, Burrell Montgomery yes, and Hutchisson yes. Resolution declared adopted.

Mr. George Dennis was present and asked that stone be placed in the alley back of his store. This matter was referred to the street committee.

Moved and seconded that the council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 3, 1951
Book 1097, Page 115

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 3rd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, 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 council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.90; W.B. Sabins for pump repair, $7.00; E.A. Spees for labor on street, $5.00; Stewart Larcomb for covers for tile drops, $1.75; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $291.06.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $5264.16, Gas Tax Fund $1113.86, Motor Vehicle Fund $1217.02, Light Fund $583.46, Total $8179.50.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 7, 1952
Book 1097, Page 115

Council met in the council room Jan. 7, 1952 with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Harry Waugh, and Claude Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid: Ronald Graham for shoveling snow, $3.25; Dennis Market for light bulbs, $0.40; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, $3.25; Wade Mitchell for gas and labor, $2.40; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for blanks, $0.61; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone, $3.46; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $69.78.

Council adjourned, sine die.

The new council met with members elect Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Harry O. Waugh, Claude Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair.

Members of council together with the clerk, treasurer, and marshall presented their bonds which were duly approved by the Mayor. The Mayor presented his bond and same was approved by council.

The oath of office was administered to officers elect excepting G.C. Stover who was absent.

It was moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Hutchisson, that Ivan Beeney be elected president pro tem. Motion carried unanimously.

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 Waugh
Purchasing - Beeney and Bert Montgomery

The appropriation ordinance was presented. Moved and seconded that same be adopted. Motion carried unanimously by members present. Council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 4, 1952
Book 1097, Page 116

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

Councilman Stover presented his bond which was approved by the Mayor after which Mayor Benton administered to him the oath of office.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Burdette Gray for kerosene, $2.20; Chas Gregory for stone for street, $62.52; Wade Mitchell for gas for fire truck, $5.56; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal and lumber, $17.75; Union Stone Co. for stone, $19.92; Glesenkamp Hardware for material for pump repair, $2.10; Howard Wilgus for chloride & pumping well, $2.50; Glen Ayers for plowing snow, $10.00; Calvin Finks for plowing snow, $28.50.

It was reported that drop on Huston St and one on Fourth St. were not satisfactory. The matter was referred to the street committee.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 3, 1952
Book 1097, Page 116

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 3rd with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, Hutchisson, and Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 4th were read and approved.

Hutchisson reporting for the street committee says the failure of drop on Fourth St. was due to broken tile and obstructed outlet. Repairs were made by E.A. Spees.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: E.A. Spees for repairing and cleaning ditch, $4.00; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $11.70; Glen Ayers for plowing snow, $3.75; G.B. Turney, Agent Boston Ins. Co. Policy No. 693639, $18.08; Calvin C. Finks for plowing snow, $13.50; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $100.65; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone, $55.38; W.E. Benton for attendance at Advisory Council meeting, $6.00.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 7, 1952
Book 1097, Page 117

Council met in the council room Apr. 7, 1952 with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.60; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone, $51.72; M.E. Miller for labor on ditch, $3.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone $36.52; Union Limestone Company for stone, $62.28.

A discussion followed relative to preparing the streets for tarring, and collection of ashes for the town dump.

Motion and second that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 5, 1952
Book 1097, Page 117

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 5th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton 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: E.A. Spees for labor on ditch, $25.00; Dennis Market for light bulbs, $0.40; Mitchell's Service Station for set seal beam lights, labor, and service, $19.51; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $162.80; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $45.81.

Mr. George Dennis and Francis Mann were present and spoke to council in regard to the Civil Defense program, stating that it is necessary to establish a ground observation post, and set up twenty-four hour daily observation service, all by volunteer workers. After due consideration, the Mayor appointed Bert Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson, a committee to cooperate with Scioto Township Trustees in selecting a suitable location for an observation post.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 2, 1952
Book 1097, Page 117

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

The committee appointed to select a suitable location for the Civil Defense observation post, reported that the post had been established on the roof of the public school building.

Mayor appointed a committee composed of Beeney and Bert Montgomery to make an adjustment with Mrs. Clara Smart relative to Village's share of cost of curb and sidewalk in front of her residence.

A complaint was presented in regard to location of town toilet. The Mayor reported that Frank Miller had offered the use of his lot just north of the railroad on Main Street as a new location for the toilet. It was moved and seconded that the offer be accepted and the motion carried. Where upon the Mayor appointed Beeney and Stover to see that the toilet is moved to the new location.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $59.90; Spitler Motor Sales for dump truck, $96.00; Glen Ayers for labor on street, $6.25; E.A. Spees for labor on street, $37.70; Howard Wilgus for street work, ?; Ray Pounds for one 8x6 Y tile, $2.44; Richard Waugh for labor on street, $2.00; Raymond Wallace for trucking, $21.89; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, $25.50; Stewart Larcomb for caps for drops, $6.60.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $5762.51; Light Fund $784.41; Motor Vehicle Fund $1759.27; Gas Tax Fund $784.89.

The matter of repairing the tile drain across the road south of the Hobart Maugans was referred to the street committee.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 7, 1952
Book 1097, Page 118

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

The committee reported settlement with Clara Smart, and Francis Mann for village share of cost of curb in front of their properties for $75.00.

The committee appointed by Mayor to have town toilet moved to new location, reported nothing done, and the committee was continued. The street committee reported the tile across the road just south of the Hobart Maugans property, not yet repaired.

The clerk presented the 1953 budget, and it was moved by Waugh and seconded by Stover that same be adopted. Motion carried unanimously.

The following bills were presented, and with the quarter's salaries, were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: George Miller for labor on street, $2.50; Eddie Shank for labor on street, $5.00; Raymond Wallace for trucking, $13.03; Union Stone Co. for stone, $56.34; Glesenkamp Hardware for lantern globes, $3.85; Frances Mann for labor and material for curb, $75.00; Stewart Larcomb for grates for drops, $2.95; Wade Mitchell for gas, $2.80; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile and stone, $55.42, Howard Wilgus for labor on street, $46.16; Glen Ayers for mowing weeds, $15.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $59.94.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 4, 1952
Book 1097, Page 119

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 4th with members Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Stover, Waugh, 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: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.94; Howard Wilgus for ditching, $40.00; Clyde Parthemer for ditching and excavating, $52.50; McElfresh and Son for sewer tile, $13.26; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for material in C.D. Bldg., $50.00; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $1.30; Stewart Larcomb for covers for drops, $4.50; E.A. Spees for ditching and excavating, $32.90.

The County Engineer submitted estimates for resurfacing streets of village as follows: High St. east of Main to corporation line -1/2- $115.84; Carr, Loveless, Hill, Huston, Henry, High, Second, Third, and Fourth, $1242.94; North St. from Main to West Corp Line. Main St. from North Corporation line to South corporation line -1/2- $555.42; from junction Loveless Ave. and Third Street, west and south to Church; also Third St. from Hill St. north to Loveless Ave, $528.26. Total cost estimated to be $2442.46.

It was moved by Waugh and seconded by Bert Montgomery that estimate be accepted, and that the County Engineer be authorized to proceed with the improvement. Motion carried.

Waugh moved and Stover seconded the following resolution:

Resolved that we cooperate with the Trustees of Scioto Township in presenting to the electors a bond issue for the purpose of purchasing fire fighting equipment, and erecting a building to house same. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 1952
Book 1097, Page 119

Council met in the council room Sept. 9th with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, Stover, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 4th were read and approved.

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Union Asphalt Materials Co. for bituminous material, $52.25; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $50.65; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $37.95; Howard Wilgus for labor on street with truck, $49.87; Raymond Wallace for trucking, $14.20; Clyde Parthemer for excavating and cutting weeds, $15.00; E.A. Spees for excavating for toilet, $11.25; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.48; Glen Ayers for mowing streets, $12.50; Clyde Lansdown for labor on street, $25.50; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co., $27.33.

Balances in the treasury reported as follows: General Fund $5244.70, Motor Vehicle Fund $1558.44, Gas Tax Fund $1114.94, Light Fund $605.43.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 6, 1952
Book 1097, Page 120

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 6th with members Beeney, Bert Montgomery, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 9th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Howard Wilgus for labor, $9.00; Meredith Stone Company for stone, $13.59; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for balance on account, $23.05; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $215.60; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $7.42; The Shawnee Stone Company for stone, $340.20, Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.60.

After due discussion it was decided to order Stop Signs and Corporation Signs for the village.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1952
Book 1097, Page 120

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

The following bills were read and were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Wade Mitchell for gas and service, $7.90; Howard Wilgus for labor, $18.25; Glen Ayers for grading and leveling dirt, $5.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.48; Mike Herriott for labor on cess pool, $67.81.

The clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $5337.32, Light Fund $803.6, Motor Vehicle Fund $1733.69, Gas Tax Fund $484.21, Total $8358.86.

The clerk read the report of the County Budget Commission on the budget passed by council July 7, 1952 for the year 1953.

Bert Montgomery moved the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas, this council in accordance with the provisions of law has previously adopted a tax budget for the next succeeding fiscal year commencing Jan. 1, 1953; and
Whereas the budget commission of Delaware County, Ohio has certified its action thereon to this council together with an estimate by the County Auditor of the rate of each tax necessary to be levied by this council, and what part thereof is without, and what part within, the ten mill limitation; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Council of the Village of Ostrander, Delaware County, O. that the amount and rates, as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification, be and the same are hereby accepted; and be it further resolved, that there be and is hereby levied on the tax duplicate of said village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation.

And be it further resolved, that the clerk of said Village be; and he is hereby directed to certify a copy of this resolution to the County Auditor of said County.

Beeney seconded the resolution, and the roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows: Beeney yes; Bert Montgomery yes; Burrell Montgomery yes; Waugh yes; Stover yes; Hutchisson yes.

A letter from the Ohio Municipal League was read stating that a meeting of the Seventh District will be held in Delaware November 11th at 7-15P.M. in the Council Room. The clerk was instructed to advise Robert E. King of Delaware that four or five members will attend said meeting.

The Mayor reported that Marshall. E.A. Spees has resigned. It was moved by Bert Montgomery, seconded by Stover that the resignation be accepted. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 1, 1952
Book 1097, Page 121

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 1st with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, 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 members present: Wade Mitchell for service and gas, $3.41; Howard Wilgus for labor on town toilet, $2.00; Glen Ayers for labor on town toilet, $20.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $49.90; Delaware Co. Engineer for resurfacing streets, $1635.08.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $5237.67, Light Fund $744.16, Motor Vehicle Fund $1733.69, Gas Tax Fund $673.21, Total $8388.73.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 5, 1953
Book 1097, Page 121

Minutes of Ostrander Village Council meeting held Monday evening Jan. 5th, 1953 with members Beeney, Burrell Montgomery, Waugh, Stover, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read, and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Glesenkamp Hardware Co. for supplies, $2.97; Glen Ayers for plowing snow, $3.75.

The appropriation ordinance for 1953 was presented as follows:

Council $188.00
Mayor $100.00
Clerk $85.00
Treasurer $50.00
Legal Advertising $15.00
Street Repair $100.00
Street Cleaning $100.00
Sewers and Drainage $500.00
Sidewalks and Crossings $500.00
Contingencies $2000.00
Marshall $75.00
Police $25.00
Fire Apparatus $400.00
Fire Station $100.00
Street Lighting $800.00
Street Maintenance and Repair $1900.00

TOTAL $6938.00

Moved by Waugh, seconded by Stover, that ordinance be adopted: Vote - Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Waugh yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 9, 1953
Book 1097, Page 122

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Hutchisson, and Stover present, and Mayor Benton in the chair.

Bert Montgomery who has moved to Marysville presented his resignation as member of Council. Moved and seconded that the resignation be accepted. Motion carried.

The mayor presented the name of Wade Mitchell to succeed Montgomery on council. Moved by Hutchisson, seconded by Stover that the appointment be approved. Motion carried. Mitchell presented his bond which was approved, and he was given the oath of office by the Mayor. The Mayor appointed Mitchell to take Montgomery's place on all standing committees.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.94; Calvin Finks for plowing snow, $14.02; Raymond Wallace for trucking, $9.70; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $13.91; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal $11.32.

The clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $6449.23, Motor Vehicle Fund $345.36, Gas Tax Fund $850.21, Light Fund $692.65, Total $8337.45.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTE OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 2, 1953
Book 1097, Page 122

Council met in the council room Monday evening with members Beeney, Waugh, Mitchell, Hutchisson, and Stover present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 9th were read and approved.

Bills were presented as follows: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.48; Howard Gregory for stone spread on streets, $28.40. Moved and seconded that bills be paid. Motion carried.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6424.31, Motor Vehicle Fund $345.36, Gas Tax Fund $1013.30, Light Fund $633.11.

The Mayor reported attendance at the Delaware County Advisory Board Meeting, and his fee and traveling expenses were ordered paid.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 6, 1953
Book 1097, Page 123

Council met in the council room with members Beeney, Montgomery, Waugh, Stover, Hutchisson and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read, and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Clyde Parthemer for labor on drain, $4.37; Howard Wilgus for labor on drain, $17.50; Raymond Wallace for trucking stone, $22.55; W.S. Darling and Co. for Stop, Corporation, and School Signs, $95.25; New York Ry. Co. for freight on signs, $3.48; Delaware Gazette Co. for legal advertising, $19.05; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $59.67; Calvin Finks for plowing snow, $12.42; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $59.54.

Balances in treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6414.83, Motor Vehicle Fund $345.36, Gas Tax Fund $984.90, Light Fund $573.63, Total $8318.72.

The Ostrander Banking Company presented a request to place a filter bed just east of bank building between sidewalk and curb.

It was moved by Waugh and seconded by Montgomery that the request be granted. Motion carried unanimously.

Following a general discussion of village affairs, it was moved and seconded that council adjourn, and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 4, 1953
Book 1097, Page 123

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

A representative of The Dayton Power and Light Company reminded council that Ostrander's contract for street lighting expired in April. He presented street lighting recommendations to council and gave to each councilman a copy of same. Since only four members of council were present, action could not be taken at this time. Certain improvements for street lighting were considered. The matter was tabled until next regular meeting.

Complaints were presented about dogs running at large in the Village. The mayor requested that the clerk draw up and have posted notices calling attention of residents of the village to the ordinance which prohibits dogs running at large in the corporation.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Delaware County Fire Fighters Association for membership, $5.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for coal, lumber, and tile, $107.80; Parrott Hardware for repairs and labor for pumps, $17.57; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $20.46; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $30.20; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for loose leaves, $2.75; Delaware County Engineer for grading Berm, $6.08; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $59.54.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 1, 1953
Book 1097, Page 124

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

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $59.72; Ed VanBrimmer for gas, service, and battery, $26.46; Gazette Publishing Co. for warning notices, $4.00; Raymond Wallace for trucking, $30.08.

Ordinance No. 177 was presented as follows:-
An ordinance fixing the price which the Dayton Power and Light Company, its successors and assigns, may charge for electric light furnished to the public grounds, streets, lanes, alleys and avenues in the village of Ostrander, Ohio, for a period of (5) years, commencing on the 6th day of May, 1953, and determining the manner in which said lighting may be furnished, provided and paid for. Motion by Waugh, seconded by Montgomery that the ordinance be passed. Vote resulted as follows:- Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Waugh yes, Stover yes, Hutchisson yes, Mitchell yes. The ordinance was declared passed.

A complaint by Mrs. Ursel Maugans was presented stating that a drain drop in front of her lot on Main Street is in need of repair. The matter was referred to the drainage committee.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

At this meeting, balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6309.53, Light Fund $899.53, Motor Vehicle Fund $602.04, Gas Tax Fund $895.35, Total $8706.45.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 6, 1953
Book 1097, Page 124

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 6, 1953 with members Beeney, Montgomery, Waugh, Hutchisson, and Mitchell present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 1st were read and approved.

The drainage committee reported drain drop in front of Mrs. Ursel Maugans' property had been repaired.

The following bills were read, and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Gray's Sinclair Service for battery, gas, and oil, $27.70; Glen Ayers for cutting weeds, $17.50; Howard Wilgus for ditching, cutting weeds, and patching, $130.75; Parrott's Hardware for labor and supplies, $16.63; Russell D. Kissner for sewer tile, $3.10; Clyde Parthemer for ditching - two bills $18.75 and $50.00, $68.75; Union Limestone Company for stone, $9.75; McElfresh and Son for sewer tile and drops, $14.21, Dayton Power and Light Company for street lights, $59.54.

The village budget for 1954 was presented as follows:

Expenditures
Council $288.00
Mayor $100.00
Clerk $85.00
Treasurer $50.00
Marshall $75.00
Work. Comp. $10.00
Elections $120.00
Taxes $10.20
Street Maintenance from Motor Vehicle License $700.00
Street Repair - gas tax $1600.00
Fire Department Expenses $500.00
Street Cleaning $100.00
Sewer and Drainage $500.00
Sidewalks and Crossings $100.00
Legal Advertising $25.00
County Health $102.00
Publish.Delinqt.Land list $10.00
Street Lights $850.00

Receipts
General Property Tax $450.00
Classified Prop. Tax $100.00
Sales Tax $1600.00
Cigarette Tax $70.00
Gas Tax $1300.00
Motor Vehicle Tax $700.00
Extra Levy $860.00

Total Receipts $5080.00
Total Expenditures $5225.20

It was moved and seconded that the budget be adopted as read. Vote - Beeney yes, Montgomery yes, Waugh yes, Hutchisson yes, Mitchell yes. Motion carried.

The date for hearing on the budget was set for July 14th in council room at 1 o'clock P.M.

The following ordinance was presented -

Be it ordained by the council of the Village of Ostrander, Ohio
SECTION 1 - That it hereby determined that membership in the Ohio Municipal League is advantageous to the Village of Ostrander and should be obtained in the interest of its citizens, such membership to be maintained until otherwise ordered by council.
SECTION 2 - That he clerk of said village be authorized to issue a voucher for the payment of the sum of $10.00 for membership dues for the period from Jan. 1, 1953 to Dec. 31, 1953, inclusive.
SECTION 3 - That upon request of the Mayor, the clerk is hereby authorized to issue a voucher for the payment annually in advance of dues to the Ohio Municipal League ($10.00) when said sum shall have been appropriated for such purpose.
SECTION 4 - That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

It was moved and seconded that the ordinance be passed. Vote - Beeney yes, Waugh yes, Montgomery yes, Hutchisson yes, Mitchell yes. Motion carried.

The clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund $6647.55, Light Fund $921.18, Motor Vehicle Fund $612.04, Gas Tax Fund $1172.35, Total $9353.12.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 3, 1953
Book 1097, Page 125

Council met in the council room Monday evening Aug. 3rd with members Waugh, Hutchisson, Stover, and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of July 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Howard Wilgus for labor on sewer, $20.00; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $1.40; Stewart Larcomb for sewer covers, $4.40; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile and cement $41.81; Parrott Hardware for labor and well seal, $5.36; Glenn Ayers for mowing weeds, $11.25; McElfresh and Son for sewer tile, $2.41; Dayton Power and Light Company, $59.48.

Kenneth Hardin was present in regard to FFA bus. Council decided to take over this bus, and the Clerk was instructed to secure Certificate of Title for same, and to make application for License plates.

Balances in treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6416.77, Light Fund $861.64, Motor Vehicle Fund $612.04, Gas Tax Fund $1177.14, Total $9067.59.

The business of placing street signs was referred to the street committee.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 14, 1953
Book 1097, Page 126

Council met in the council room Monday evening Sept. 14th with members Montgomery, Waugh, Stover, Hutchisson and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 3rd read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Delaware County Engineer - 12 prints, $3.00; Worly Steel and Supply Co. for steel, $1.62; National Lime and Stone Co. for stone, $16.26; Howard Wilgus for labor, $37.75; Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $92.54.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6329.93, Light Fund $802.16, Gas Tax Fund $1177.14, Motor Vehicle Fund $612.04, Total 8921.27.

Street committee reported street signs have been installed, and were advised that speed limit signs should be changed from left to right side of street.

Following a general discussion of village business, it was moved and seconded that council adjourn and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 5, 1953
Book 1097, Page 126

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 5th with members Montgomery, Waugh, Hutchisson and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 14th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Parrott Hardware for pump and labor, $34.29; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6628.49, Motor Vehicle Fund $1058.54, Gas Tax Fund $1337.88, Light Fund $1046.12, Total $10071.03.

It was moved and seconded that time of regular meetings of council be changed from the first Monday of each month to the first Wednesday. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn to meet the first Wednesday in November at 7-30 o'clock P.M. and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 26, 1953
Book 1097, Page 127

Council met in the council room Monday evening Oct. 26th with members Stover, Waugh, Mitchell, and Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair.

Meeting was called by the Mayor for the purpose of considering financial aid to Trustees of Scioto Township in the construction of a building in the village to house their fire fighting engine and equipment.

After due deliberation, Waugh presented the following resolution - Whereas the trustees of Scioto Township, Delaware County, Ohio are needing $1400.10 to complete a contract for the construction of a building to house their fire department and equipment; and Whereas the village will share in benefits received from such a building,
Therefore be it resolved that the Village pay to the Scioto Township Trustees the $1400.10 needed to contract for the said building. Be it further resolved that $1400.10 be appropriated from the general fund for the above purpose, and that the clerk be instructed to draw an order on the treasurer for said amount, in favor of Scioto Township Trustees.

The resolution was seconded by Mitchell, and the roll being called, the vote resulted as follows: Stover yes, Waugh yes, Montgomery yes, Mitchell yes. The resolution was declared passed.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 2, 1953
Book 1097, Page 127

Council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 2nd with members Waugh, Hutchisson, Stover, and Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 5th and 26th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered and paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58; Raymond Wallace for labor with truck, $6.00; Parrott Hardware for pipe, sucker rod, and labor, $14.18.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6479.15, Light Fund $1046.12, Motor Vehicle Fund $1058.54, Gas Tax Fund $1514.88.

It was reported that cover for man hole just south of the Dennis Grocery has disappeared. Councilman Stover volunteered to see the place is properly covered.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 14, 1953
Book 1097, Page 128

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Dec. 14th with members Montgomery, Hutchisson, Waugh, and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Howard Wilgus for labor repairing pump, $6.25; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $81.58; Parrott Hardware for pump repairs and labor, $14.76; Columbus Blank Book Co. for bond blanks, $0.71; Delaware County Engineer for labor and material, $160.99.

Canvass of election returns shows the following officers elected - Mayor, W.E. Benton; Treasurer, Imogene Sherman; Clerk, Odell Liggett; Councilmen, Claude Hutchisson, Wade Mitchell, Grover Stover, Harry Waugh, Burrell Montgomery, and Ivan Beeney.

The clerk reported the Budget Commission's report on the Village budget for the year 1954 as follows:

Levies within the 10 mill limitation - County, 2.85 mill; Township, 4.5 mills; School, 1.35 mills; Village, 1.3 mills. Levies outside 10 mill limitation: Township, 2.9 mills; School, 6.9 mills; State 0.3 mills. Making a total of 22.2 mills.

Montgomery moved the adoption of the following resolution: Whereas, this council in accordance with the provisions of law has previously adopted a Tax Budget for the next succeeding fiscal year commencing Jan. 1, 1954; and
Whereas, the Budget Commission of Delaware County, Ohio, has certified its action thereon to this council together with an estimate by the County Auditor of the rate of each tax necessary to be levied by this Council, and what part thereof is without and what part within, the ten mill limitation; therefore be it,
Resolved by the Council of the Village of Ostrander, Delaware County, Ohio that the amounts and rates, as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification, be and the same are hereby accepted; and be it further resolved that there be and is hereby levied on the tax duplicate of said village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation.

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.

Hutchisson seconded the resolution, and the roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows: Montgomery yes, Waugh yes, Mitchell yes, Hutchisson yes.

It was ordered that signs for private drives, and for alleys be purchased and installed.

At this meeting Waugh turned over to the village clerk $10.00 which he received for a pump belonging to the village.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 6, 1954
Book 1097, Page 129

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Jan. 6, 1954 with members Waugh, Montgomery, Stover, Mitchell and Hutchisson present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 14th were read and approved.

The following were presented, and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid: Ohio Municipal League for dues, $15.00; Ohio Edison Company for street lighting, $81.58.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $7468.92; Motor Vehicle Fund $1058.54; Gas Tax Fund $1774.38; Light Fund $867.04; Total 11168.88.

Since this finished the business of the old year, council adjourned sine die.

Newly elected members of council, the mayor and clerk being present, and satisfactory bonds presented, all were given the oath of office by the Mayor. Harry O. Waugh was elected president of council. Councilmen present were Waugh, Hutchisson, Stover, Mitchell and Montgomery. Beeney being absent on account of sickness.

The Mayor presented the name of Jesse Quick for the office of Marshall, term to begin Jan. 1, 1954. It was moved and seconded that the appointment be accepted, and the motion carried.

The Mayor presented in duplicate copies, an Agreement with Scioto Township Trustees, providing for fire protection services. It was moved and seconded that council authorize the Mayor, Clerk, and President of Council to sign the above mentioned agreement, and the motion carried.

The clerk presented an ordinance to make appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the village during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31. 1954. It was moved and seconded that the ordinance be passed. Motion carried unanimously.

The Mayor appointed Waugh and Hutchisson to assist in overseeing the construction of the new fire department building. Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

At the above meeting the Mayor appointed the following standing committees:

Drainage - Stover and Hutchisson
Light - Stover and Burrell Montgomery
Sidewalk - Mitchell and Beeney
Street - Hutchisson and Waugh
Purchasing - Mitchell and Beeney.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 7, 1954
Book 1097, Page 129

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Apr. 7th with members Waugh, Montgomery, Hutchisson, and Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid: Jamison Electric for electrical work, $63.83; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $20.93; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $81.58.

The mayor presented the name of Bill Stults to fill vacancy of council of Mr. Ivan Beeney, deceased. Moved by Waugh seconded by Montgomery that the appointment be approved. Motion carried unanimously. Mr. Stults presented his bond signed by Harry O. Waugh and B.L. Montgomery. This was approved by the Mayor who then administered to Mr. Stults the oath of office. The Mayor appointed Stults to the Sidewalk and Purchasing committees.

The clerk reported the following amounts in the treasury - General Fund $5872.16; Light Fund $622.30; Motor Vehicle Fund $1168.79; Gas Tax Fund $1790.56.

Motion and second that council adjourn. Motion carried.

At this meeting council instructed the clerk to secure tags for truck leased to FFA.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 2, 1954
Book 1097, Page 130

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Feb. 2nd with members Montgomery, Waugh, Stover, Hutchisson and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of January meeting were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58; Lester Rausch for stone, $22.63; Howard Wilgus for labor, $21.00.

Waugh turned over to the clerk $2.50 for balance on pump sold. Jesse Quick presented his bond as Marshall, signed by Wade Mitchell, and Claude Hutchisson, sureties. Bond was approved and Quick was given the oath of office by the Mayor.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $6217.17; Motor Vehicle Fund $1168.79; Gas Tax Fund $1613.39; Light Fund $785.46; Total $9784.81.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 1, 1954
Book 1097, Page 130

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 1st with members Waugh, Stover, Hutchisson, Mitchell and Stover present and Mayor Benton in the chair. (hand-written is "also Montgomery"). Minutes of Feb. 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of Council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $81.56; W.E. Benton for attendance at District Advisory Council, $6.00.

The clerk reported the following balances in the treasury: General Fund $5878.28; Light Fund $703.88; Motor Vehicle Fund $1168.79; Light Fund, $803.88, Total $9541.01.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 5, 1954
Book 1097, Page 131

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening May 5th with members Hutchisson, Waugh, Stults, Montgomery and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton 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: F.H. Glesenkamp for fuel oil tank, $66.50; Union Limestone Company for stone, $67.10; Parrott Hardware for oil furnace, Lenox Gun, and pot set, $48.30; Odell Liggett for reimbursement for certificate of title for truck, $1.15; Raymond Wallace for dirt, labor and trucking, $166.85; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58; Elwood J. Roush for ditching, $9.75.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $5658.48; Motor Vehicle Fund $1168.79; Gas Tax Fund $1990.56; Light Fund $540.72; Total $9358.55.

There followed a general discussion of the business of the village including the advantage to the village by assisting in the construction and maintenance of the fire department building.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 2, 1954
Book 1097, Page 131

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening June 2nd with members Waugh, Mitchell, Hutchisson, Stults, and Montgomery 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, excepting the bill for Howard Mills for cutting down trees: Howard Mills for cutting trees, $24.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58; F.J. Mills for ditching, $55.50; Raymond Wallace for hauling stone, labor, tar, and barrels, $79.38; Hardin Coal & Supply for ditch digging, $49.00; McElfresh and Son for drain tile, $8.00; Sinclair Refining Company for fuel oil, $75.35; Union Limestone Company for stone, $184.27.

Montgomery presented a request for an additional street light in from of the Ostrander school building. It was moved by Mitchell, seconded by Stults that Dayton Power and Light Company be instructed to install a 2500 Lumen light at a place to be dictated by the Light Committee. Motion carried.

The Union Asphalt Materials Company presented a bid of $525.00 for proposed work at the new Fire Station entrance, consisting of grading, base construction and black-top surfacing (2 ½"). Moved by Montgomery, seconded by Waugh, that bid be accepted. Motion carried.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $5539.12; Light Fund $1028.28; Motor Vehicle Fund $1680.77; Gas Tax Fund $1901.11; Total $10149.49.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 7, 1954
Book 1097, Page 132

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening July 7th with members Waugh, Mitchell, Stover, Hutchisson, Stults, and Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Union Limestone Co. for stone, $20.35; Delaware County Engineer for asphalt, $58.00; Frank Mills for labor on furnace, $68.25; Frank R. Gibson for bulldozing, $10.00; Walter Jamison for electric wiring, $507.46; Walter Jamison for labor on furnace, $30.00; Frank Mills for labor on furnace, $30.00; Union Asphalt Materials Co. for street work, $472.50; Walter Jamison for electrical work, $9.48; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lighting, $81.58; Delaware County Board of Education for light fixtures, $6.00; Parrott Hardware for supplies, $33.50; Otis T. Waugh for furnace installation, $95.63; Richard P. Waugh for furnace installation, $117.75; Raymond Wallace for dirt, stone, & labor, $43.75.

The clerk presented the budget for year beginning Jan. 1, 1955. Moved by Waugh and seconded by Montgomery that the budget be approved as read. Motion carried unanimously.

Balances in treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $4802.35. Motor Vehicle Fund $1680.77. Gas Tax Fund $1635.96; Light Fund $946.70; Total $9065.78.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 4, 1954
Book 1097, Page 132

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Aug. 4th with members Mitchell, Waugh, Montgomery, Stover, Hutchisson and Stults 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 council: Jesse Quick for trimming trees, $10.50; Bob Pendleton for labor on streets, $25.50; Bob Mitchell for labor on streets, $30.00; Glenn Mitchell for labor on streets, $49.50; Otis Waugh for labor on streets, $53.18; Richard Waugh for labor on streets, $46.50; Amos Fugitt for street cleaning, $6.00; Hansel Looney for labor and gas, $20.58; J.H. Roloson for hitch on truck; $5.00; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $16.34; Parrott Hardware for balance on account, $5.65; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58.

Clerk was instructed to pay for doors for fire truck building when same is presented.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $4354.16; Light Fund $865.12; Motor Vehicle Fund $1680.77; Gas Tax Fund $1136.35; Total $8036.41.

Motion and second that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 1, 1954
Book 1097, Page 133

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Sept. 1, 1954 with member Mitchell, Waugh, Hutchisson, and Stults present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Aug. 4th read and approved.

Eugene Amrine, Amos Fugitt, and J.E. Sabins were present and spoke to council relative to fire protection for County Line Road in Dover Township. After considerable favorable discussion the matter was tabled for future consideration.

It was reported that a part of Millcreek Township will probably wish fire protection from the Scioto-Ostrander Fire Department. The mayor appointed Mitchell and Hutchisson to join a committee from township trustees to contact residents of the northern part of Millcreek Township in regard to fire protection.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Parrott Hardware for balance on oil furnace, $566.95; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $1.80; Hansel Looney for gas and service, $21.72; Glen Ayers for mowing weeds, $31.00; Otis Waugh for labor on furnace, $37.50; Richard Waugh for labor on furnace, $60.00; Howard Wilgus for mowing weeds, $3.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co., $695.00; Jerry Graham for mowing weeds, $8.00; John Sampson for mowing weeds, $8.00; Glen Mitchell for street work, $28.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58.

The clerk was instructed to send I.A. McMillen bill of three dollars for weed cutting on his Ostrander lot.

The clerk reported balances in the treasury: General Fund $3611.45; Motor Vehicle Fund $1680.77; Gas Tax Fund $1185.84; Light Fund $783.54; Total $7261.60.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 6, 1954
Book 1097, Page 133

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Oct. 6th with members Stults, Hutchisson, Mitchell, Montgomery, and Waugh present, with President of Council, Waugh presiding. Minutes of Sept. 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarter's salaries ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58; Richard Waugh for labor, $18.00; Otis Waugh for labor, $18.75; Howard Wilgus for hauling ashes, $9.00; Parrott Hardware for water system and pump repairs, $135.15; Hobart R. Maugans for lumber and labor, $120.00; Union Asphalt Materials Company for street work, $525.00; Ed Stowers for pump repair, $5.25; Raymond Wallace for trucking, $134.28; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, paint, etc., $136.97; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $21.01; Edgar Shank for shoveling dirt, $16.00; Stewart Larcomb for trucking stone, $3.37.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $2862.90; Motor Vehicle Fund $1680.77; Gas Tax Fund $1048.56; Light $701.96; Total $6294.19.

The clerk was instructed to write again The Dayton Power and Light Company in regard to a light in front of the school building.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1954
Book 1097, Page 134

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Nov. 3, 1954 with members Stults, Mitchell, Stover, Waugh, Hutchisson and Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Richard Waugh for labor on fire house, $30.59; Otis Waugh for labor on fire house, $22.50; Hansel Looney for gas, antifreeze, and light bulb, $8.81; Walter Fish, Treas. Fire Department for ½ training books, $30.14; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $81.58.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $2574.64; Light Fund $979.65; Gas Tax Fund $1272.18; Motor Vehicle Fund $1426.75; Total 6253.22.

There followed a discussion concerning the light tower, and it was moved by Stover and seconded by Mitchell that the tower be torn down. Vote by roll call resulted as follows: Stults yes, Mitchell yes, Stover yes, Waugh yes, Hutchisson yes, Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Mitchell, second by Waugh that we sell the tower and take sealed bids for same, bids to be opened in council room Nov. 24th at 2 o,clock P.M.. Those presenting sealed bids allowed to bid verbally if present. Right reserved to reject any bid. Vote: Stults yes, Mitchell yes, Stover yes, Waugh yes, Hutchisson yes, Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

Moved by Waugh, second by Montgomery that with consent of Farmers Exchange Co. directors, the fire siren be moved to the elevator building. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 24, 1954
Book 1097, Page 134

The Ostrander Village Council met in special session Wednesday Nov. 24th at 2 o'clock in the council room. Object of the meeting to open and consider bids for light tower.

Two bids were presented - Stewart L. Larcomb bidding $20.00 and John Longshore of Peoria, Ohio bidding $77.50.

It was moved by Stults and seconded by Mitchell that the Longshore bid be accepted. All members present - Stults, Mitchell, Hutchisson, and Waugh voted yes, and the tower was declared sold to Mr. Longshore.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 1, 1954
Book 1097, Page 135

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Dec. 1st with members Mitchell, Waugh, Stover, Hutchisson, Stults, and Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 3rd and 24th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Otis Waugh for labor on fire house, $7.50; Delaware Gazette for advertising sale of tower, $7.44; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $23.40; Walter Jamison Electric Co. for wiring siren, $133.77, Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $??? (no amount given); Delaware County Engineer for 400 gal. MC-3, $44.28; Dayton Power and Light Co., $??? (no amount given), George F. Putman for special deputy duty, $5.00.

The 1955 Budget for Ostrander Village was presented by the County Budget Commission, showing a tax valuation of $436768.00 and levies outside the 10 mill limitation as follows: Township 3.6 mills; School 7.8 mills; Village 2.1 mills; State 0.2 mills; Health 0.5 mills; Total 14.2 mills. Making a total levy for all purposes 24.2 mills.

Waugh moved the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved that the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission in its certification, be and the same are hereby accepted; and be it further resolved, that there be and is hereby levied on the tax duplicate of said Village the rate of each tax necessary to be levied within and without the ten mill limitation.

Stover seconded the Resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows: Stults yes; Mitchell yes; Stover yes; Hutchisson yes; Waugh yes; Montgomery yes. Resolution declared adopted.

Balances in treasury was reported as follows: General Fund $2482.60; Light Fund $898.07; Motor Vehicle Fund $1426.75; Gas Tax Fund $12 72.18; Total $6079.60.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 12, 1955
Book 1097, Page 135

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Jan. 12th with member Mitchell, Waugh, Hutchisson, Stover, Montgomery, and Stults present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 1st were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Glenn Mitchell for burning brush, $18.75 & 5.75; Gray's Sinclair Service for kerosene and battery charge, $4.60; W.E. Benton for reimbursement for plumbing inspection, $8.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $51.84; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $58.23; Raymond Wallace for trucking and labor, $59.15; Parrott Hardware for broom etc., $2.94; Union Limestone Co. for stone, $5.12.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3658.87; Light Fund $884.08; Motor Vehicle Fund $1426.75; Gas Tax Fund $1408.30; Total $7378.00.

Clerk presented Appropriation Ordinance. Motion by Waugh, seconded by Stover, that same be adopted. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved and seconded that regular meetings of council be the second Tuesday of each month. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 17, 1955
Book 1097, Page 136

Council met in the council room Jan. 17th at the call of the mayor. Object of the meeting to consider salaries for village officers. Members present Waugh, Montgomery, Mitchell, and Stults.

Ordinance No. 178 was presented which reads as follows: Be it ordained by the council of the Village of Ostrander that the annual salary of the village mayor be fixed at $135.00 per year, that the annual salary of the village clerk be fixed at $125.00 per year; that the annual salary of the village treasurer be fixed at $60.00 per year; that the annual salary of the village marshall be fixed at $85.00 per year; and that the pay of councilmen of the village be fixed at $5.00 per regular meeting.

Moved by Mitchell and seconded by Waugh that the ordinance be placed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

It was reported by Dick Ritterer and Fay Parrott has been appointed fire chief and assistant fire chief respectively. Moved and seconded that they be accepted by this council. Motion carried.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRADER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 5, 1955
Book 1097, Page 136

Minutes of Ostrander Village Council meeting held Feb. 5, 1955 with members Stults, Montgomery, Hutchisson, Stover, Waugh, and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 12th and 17th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Columbus Blank Book Mfg. Co. for order book, $30.40; Scioto Township Trustees for ½ material for painting fire house, $29.95; Glenn Mitchell for burning brush, $15.00; The Owens Stone Co. for stone, $54.28; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $130.04.

Ordinance No. 178 was read. It was moved and seconded that the second and third readings be dispensed with, and the ordinance be passed on its first reading. Motion carried unanimously.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3426.16; Light Fund $800.00; Motor Vehicle Fund $1426.75; Gas Tax Fund $1484.59; Total $7137.50.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 8, 1955
Book 1097, Page 137

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening March 8th with members Stults, Waugh, Hutchisson, Stover, and Mitchell present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Feb. 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Hansel Looney for labor and supplies for fire department, $41.44; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $71.50; Dewy Burns for stone on streets for ice control, $9.00; Glen Ayers for plowing snow from streets, $13.75; W.E. Benton for attendance at the Advisory Council Meeting, $6.00; Ray Finks for plowing snow, $6.00; Bessie Turney, Agt. For Insurance Policy No. 737135 in Boston Insurance Co., $19.00; Stuart Larcomb for trucking stone, $6.90; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $24.55; Delaware Gazette Co. for legal advertising, $12.83; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08.

Member Stover offered a complaint that he is being damaged by surface water from the fire department grounds, running into his property basement. The matter was referred to the drainage committee to take whatever action is needed, coopering with the township trustees.

A letter from the fire chief - Mr. Dick Ritterer, submitting a plan to the Village Council and Scioto Township Trustees for putting in telephones for fire calls. Six phones to be located as follows: Jim Mosely, Wade Mitchell, Ralph Bell, W.E. Benton, Grover Sherman, and the firehouse. After due consideration council decided that four phones would be sufficient, it being understood that Civilian Defense will place one in the fire house. The places designated being - Wade Mitchell, Ralph Bell, W.E. Benton, and Grover Sherman. Motion to this effect was made by Mitchell and seconded by Hutchisson, and carried unanimously.

Clerk read a letter from the Ostrander-Scioto Township Fireman's Association suggesting certain amendments to the bylaws of their Constitution. Council approved the amendments with the exception of Article 19 which is proposed to read as follows: "That one third of the average attendance at the Jan. Feb., and March meetings of 1955 shall be established as a quorum." It was moved by Waugh, seconded by Hutchisson, that it is the decision of Council that the number of members necessary for a quorum at the Association meetings shall be not less than ten.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3366.00; Light Fund $715.92; Motor Vehicle Fund $1426.75; Gas Tax Fund $1296.32.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 12, 1955
Book 1097, Page 138

Council met in the council room Tuesday Apr. 12th with members Waugh, Hutchisson, Stults, and Montgomery present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of March 8th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Frank K. Gibson for bulldozing village dump, $15.00; Morris, Schnees and Nauman for backhoe 5hrs @ $7.00 for $35.00; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $78.60; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, $1.67; Parrott Hardware for street broom and handle, $2.70; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street light, $84.08; Sinclair Refining Company for fuel oil, $13.16; Clyde Parthemer for ditching, $3.00; Bill Stults for tile for town, $2.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $10.73; Dewy Burns for fill dirt for dump, $35.00; Hansel Looney for battery and other fire department supplies, $29.30.

Ditching and grading of lot at corner of Main and Huston Streets was discussed; also screening of town toilet.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3197.68; Light Fund $978.28; Gas Tax Fund $1554.87; Motor Vehicle Fund $1427.55; Total $7158.38.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 14, 1955
Book 1097, Page 139

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening June 14th with members Waugh, Hutchisson, Stover, and Stults present and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of May 9th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Clymer Materials Company for stone, $65.99; Scioto Township Trustees for ½ two air packs & ½ telephone bill, $232.99; Clyde Parthemer for ditching, $101.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Don Stout for cleaning street, $37.50; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $35.75; Dewy Burns for filling dirt, $9.00; Elmer Spees for ditching, $138.85; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile, $222.24.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3477.77; Light Fund $1006.12; Gas Tax Fund $1500.04; Motor Vehicle Fund $1982.09; Total $7959.02.

There was an informal discussion of various matters, after which council adjourned to meet Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 15, 1955
Book 1097, Page 139

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening June 15th with all members present.

There was a general discussion of a water works project, after which it was decided that council should go to Galena where a water system is being installed and gather more information about the matter.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 12, 1955
Book 1097, Page 139

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening July 12th with members Hutchisson, Stover, Montgomery, Mitchell, Stults, and Waugh present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of June 14th and 15th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Hansel Looney for gas, kerosene, and labor, $11.43; Clyde Lansdown for labor on town toilet and burning brush, $61.25; State Office Supply Co., Columbus, Ohio for file cabinet, $70.65; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $8.74; Scioto Township Trustees for ½ telephone bills for May and June, $14.00; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for lumber and paint, $21.29; Datyon Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for freight on file cabinet, $5.00.

The budget for the fiscal year 1956 was presented as follows - Estimates are based on experience of former years.

General Fund 1956 Receipts and Balance $6070.04 Expenses $5097.04
Motor Vehicle Fund Receipts and Balance $1030.35 Expenses $1000.00
Gas Tax Fund Receipts and Balance $2662.50 Expenses $2000.00
Electric Light Fund Receipts and Balance $1874.08 Expenses $1000.00

Moved by Hutchisson seconded by Montgomery that budget be adopted. Motion carried unanimously.

Date for hearing on budget was set for July 24th at 8 o'clock in council room.

Trustees of Scioto Township - Amous Figgitt, J.E. Sabins, and township clerk - John Byers were present and spoke to council in regard to the transfer of half interest of the fire department building and lot to Scioto Township Trustees. It was reported the necessary survey has been made.

It was moved by Mitchell and seconded by Waugh that the township and village clerks have the necessary papers drawn to accomplish the proper transfer. Motion carried.

The proposed water works project was discussed, and it was moved by Mitchell and seconded by Montgomery that the mayor, clerk, and president of council be authorized to sign a contract with Snyder, McLellan and Weinberg of Hillsboro, Indiana, to make the necessary survey of Ostrander Village with the anticipation of installing a water works system if and when same is approved by electors of the village. It is understood that the survey will be made at no expense to the village. The motion carried unanimously by members of council.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3271.14; Light Fund $837.96; Gas Tax Fund $1072.96; Motor Vehicle Fund $1982.09; Total $7164.15.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 9, 1955
Book 1097, Page 140

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Aug. 9th with members Waugh, Mitchell, Stover, Montgomery, and Stults present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of July 11th read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for light, $84.08; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $32.06; Glen Ayers for mowing weeds, $12.50; Delaware Gazette for legal advertising, $1.80; Dewey Burns for fill dirt, $12.00; Parrott Hardware for labor and supplies for pump repair, $12.66.

Bill of Claude Stowers for $12.00 for repair of village pump was held to be placed with cost of new pump and submitted to Insurance Company for Rev. Harry Logan for payment.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $2946.02; Light Fund $837.96; Gas Tax Fund $1064.22; Motor Vehicle Fund $1982.09; Total $6830.29.

Stults reported a complaint from south side residents that the town dump is infested with numerous rats. The mayor appointed Waugh and Mitchell to take the necessary steps to exterminate these pests.

Motion by Mitchell, seconded by Montgomery, that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 13, 1955
Book 1097, Page 141

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Sept. 13th with members Hutchisson, Waugh, Stults, Mitchell, Montgomery, and Stover present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of August 9th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $70.95; Parrott Hardware for poison, broom, sprinkling can, $8.57; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $9.32; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for lumber and nails, $12.37; Howard Wilgus for street work and watching dump, $98.00; Glen Ayers for mowing weeds, $11.25; Hansel Waugh (probably should have been Looney) for kerosene, cable, and labor, $20.75; Gray's Service for gas, $1.55; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Parrott Hardware for pump, $50.23; Bob Mitchell for labor on street, $15.00; Bob Pendleton for labor on street, $15.00; bob Mitchell for labor on street, $24.00; Joe Stout for labor on street, $8.00; Edward Stowers for pump repair, $12.00; Joe Stout for labor on street, $8.00; Joe Stout for labor on street, $17.00.

Committee appointed to rid the city dump of rats reports rats all dead or emigrated to parts unknown.

Council discussed the need of a table to be used at election time. The Mayor was instructed to have made such a table as is needed. The clerk was instructed to inquire if the township has the insurance policy on fire building.

The clerk reports the following balances in the treasury - General Fund $3271.14; Light Fund $837.96; Motor Vehicle Fund $1982.09; Gas Tax Fund $1072.96.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 11, 1955
Book 1097, Page 141

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Oct. 11th with members Mitchell, Waugh, Hutchisson, Stover, Stults, and Montgomery present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Sept. 13th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid - Scioto Township Trustees for ½ phone bill for July, August, and September, $21.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Clymer Materials Company for stone, $83.40; Joe Stout for street work, $4.00; Raymond Wallace for trucking and labor, $147.15; Frank Gibson for bulldozing town dump, $10.00.

The clerk reports the following balances in the treasury - General Fund $3584.91; Light Fund $931.67; Motor Vehicle Fund $2262.93; Gas Tax Fund $973.32; Total $7753.83.

The clerk read the report of the State Examiner's report and noted comments made thereon.

Motion and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 10, 1955
Book 1097, Page 142

Council met in the council room Wednesday evening Nov. 10th with members Mitchell, Stults, Hutchisson, and Montgomery present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Oct. 11th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Delaware County Engineer for 250 gal. MC-3 @ .1212, $30.30; Joe Maugans for drain grate and labor, $25.40; Clymer Materials Co. for 1 ½ ton RMC @ 14.25 plus $1.08, $22.46; Don Stout for police protection (8 nights @ $5.00), $40.00; Tod Smart for police protection (8 nights @ $5.00), $40.00.

Balance in treasury was reported as follows: General Fund $3409.46; Motor Vehicle Fund $2179.53; Gas Tax Fund $1182.32; Light Fund $931.67.

Mr. H.R. Dittus representing Fox, Reusch & Co. Inc. of Cincinnati, O. was present and presented to council two proposals.

No. 1 - Agreeing to purchase from the village an issue of first mortgage waterworks revenue bonds which shall bear interest at the rate of 4 ¼% per annum, and to pay therefore $900.00 for each $1000.00 bonds, plus accrued interest from the date of the bonds to the date of their delivery at the Fifth Third Union Trust Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Bonds not to be payable from taxation, but solely from the earnings of the waterworks system. Messrs Peck, Shaffer, and Williams, bond attorneys to prepare the required proceedings to be taken by the village council.

No. 2 - Also the said Fox, Reusch & Co. propose to purchase approximately $35000.00 per value special assessment bonds which shall bear interest at the rate of 4 ¼%.

Moved by Mitchell and seconded by Montgomery that the proposals be accepted and that the Mayor be authorized and instructed to sign same. Motion carried.

The clerk was instructed to send by registered mail, letter to the State Teachers Retirement System; School Employee Retirement System; Public Employees Retirement System; and the Industrial Commission of Ohio, notifying them that the Village of Ostrander, Delaware County, Ohio is contemplating the construction of a waterworks system to be financed in part by the issuance of approximately $95000.00 First Mortgage Waterworks Revenue Bonds, said bonds to mature over a period of approximately 40 years.

There being no further business the council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 28, 1955
Book 1097, Page 143

At the call of the Mayor, council met in the council room Monday evening Nov. 28th with members Waugh, Montgomery, Stover, Stults, Mitchell, and Hutchisson present, and Mayor Benton in the chair.

Object of the meeting, to consider statement relative to proposed waterworks for Ostrander, as presented by Snyder, McLellan, Welch, and Weinberg of Hillsboro, Indiana.

The proposal and plan were discussed to some length, after which it was moved by Stults and seconded by Waugh that the clerk be instructed to notify the Company that council thinks that the proposal places too heavy a debt upon the village making it very doubtful if a sufficient number of applications could be secured to make the project feasible.

Vote on the motion was as follows: Waugh yes; Montgomery yes; Stover yes; Stults yes; Mitchell yes; Hutchisson yes. Motion carried.

At the above meeting it was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Hutchisson that regular meeting of council be held on the first Monday of the month at 7-30 o'clock. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRADNER COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 5, 1955
Book 1097, Page 143

Council met in the council room Monday evening Dec. 5th with member Montgomery, Waugh, Stover, Hutchisson, and Mitchell present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Nov. 10th and 28th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Ohio Municipal League for dues and service, $25.00; Hansel Looney for gas, $28.43; Clyde Lansdown for street work, $45.50; Parrott Hardware for supplies and labor, $8.40; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $19.03; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $30.46.

Balance in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3292.46; Light Fund $847.59; Gas Tax Fund $1104.54; Motor Vehicle Fund $2179.53; Total $7424.12.

The County Budget Commission returned the Village Budget for the year 1956 with the following estimate: Tax Valuation $452500.00. Levies within the 10 mill limitation - County 2.85 mills; Township 1.35 mills; School 4.5 mills; Village 1.3 mills; Total 10 mills. Levies outside the 10 mill limitation - Township 0.5 mills; School 7.8 mills; Village 2.1 mills; Health .5 mills; State .2 mills; Total 11.1 mills. Making a total levy for all purposes - 21.1 mills.

It was moved and seconded that the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission be accepted, and the necessary tax levies be authorized and certified to the County Auditor. Motion carried unanimously.

An ordinance to make appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the Village during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1956 was presented. It was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Waugh that the ordinance be passed. Vote - Montgomery yes; Waugh yes; Stover yes; Hutchisson yes; Mitchell yes. Motion carried, and the ordinance was placed on file.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 3, 1956
Book 1097, Page 144

Council met in the council room Tuesday evening Jan. 3rd with members Mitchell, Stover, Hutchisson, Waugh, Stults, and Montgomery present, and Mayor Benton in the chair. Minutes of Dec. 5th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and together with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Wray Finks for plowing snow, $6.00; Howard Wilgus for cleaning, $1.50.

An ordinance providing for the sale of certain property to the Scioto Township Trustees was presented. It was moved by Mitchell and seconded by Hutchisson that the ordinance be passed. Vote on same - Mitchell yes; Waugh yes; Hutchisson yes; Stults yes; Stover yes; Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Stults and seconded by Stover that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign deed transferring the above mentioned property to the Scioto Township Trustees. Vote on same - Mitchell yes; Waugh yes; Hutchisson yes; Stover yes; Stults yes; Montgomery yes. Motion carried.

There being no further business for the retiring board, it was moved and seconded that the council adjourn sine die.

A canvass of the November election returns showed the following officers elected for the ensuing two years; For Mayor - Hobart R. Maugans; Clerk Odell Liggett; Treasurer Imogene Sherman; For council - Wade Mitchell, Harry O. Waugh, Ralph Bell, Claude Hutchisson, Burrell Montgomery, Billy Stults; all of whom were present and were given the oath of office by Mary Benton, Notary Public.

Bonds were presented by all officers. The mayor's bond was approved by council and the mayor approved all other bonds.

It was moved and seconded that Harry O. Waugh be elected president of council. Motion carried.

Time of monthly meetings was fixed at the first Monday of each month at 7-30 from October to April; and 8-00 o'clock the remainder of the year.

A general discussion followed and complaints were presented about lights at Second Street and Loveless Ave.; and those on High Street. Also there was a complaint relative to foul odors coming from sewer drops. These complaints were referred to the Light and Drainage Committees. Nothing was done in regard to waster flooding Stover and Masonic basements.

The mayor appointed the following standing committees:
Drainage - Bell and Hutchisson
Light - Montgomery and Bell
Sidewalk - Mitchell and Stults
Street - Hutchisson and Waugh
Purchasing - Stults and Mitchell

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3723.55; Light $846
.81; Motor Vehicle $2268.00; Gas Tax $1307.54.

Motion and second that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 6, 1956
Book 1097, Page 145

Council met in the council room Monday evening at 7-30 with members Mitchell, Hutchisson, Stults, Bell, Waugh, and Montgomery present and Mayor Maugans in the chair. Minutes of Jan. 3rd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dewey Burns for spreading stone, $17.50; Wray Finks for plowing snow, $6.00; Dewey Burns for spreading stone on streets, $6.60; Wray Finks for plowing snow, $6.00; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $47.99; Frank O. Miller for rent for toilet lot to Jan. 1'56, $24.00; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $19.75; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08.

The clerk reported the following balances in the treasury: General Fund $3578.77; Motor Vehicle Fund $2268.00; Gas Tax Fund $1497.94; Light Fund $762.73; Total $8107.44.

Light Committee reported all lights now working satisfactorily. Drainage Committee report nothing done about complaints about bad odors coming from sewer drops, because of bad weather.

After considerable discussion relative to water works, it was moved by Mitchell and seconded by Waugh that the clerk be instructed to write Snyder, McLellan, and Weinberg that Council wishes to cancel the water work contract. Motion carried unanimously.

The clerk was also instructed to write the Ohio Municipal League relative to federal aid for water works projects for villages.

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

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 5, 1956
Book 1097, Page 145

Council met in the council room Monday evening March 5th with members Mitchell, Waugh, Bell, Hutchisson, Stults, and Montgomery present and Mayor Maugans in the chair. Minutes of Feb 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Carl Ayers for ditching, $24.00; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $100.11; Shawnee Stone Co. for stone, $27.96; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $22.72; Gazette Publishing Co. for legal advertising, $24.30; Grays Sinclair Service for kerosene, $0.90; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $25.98; Scioto Township Trustees for ½ phone bill for 4 months, $28.00; Hobart R. Maugans for attendance at Advisory Council, $6.30; Dewey Burns for spreading stone, $7.10; George & Jasper Rogers for ditching, $37.50; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08.

Balances in treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3506.57, Motor Vehicle $2268.00; Gas Tax $1453.59; Light Fund $678.65; Total $7906.57.

Messrs Thomas and Ingmire were present representing the Masonic Lodge. They came to enter a complaint about water from fire department lot flooding their basement. Council recognized their complaint as justified and it was moved by Bell and seconded by Hutchisson that Hobart Maugans be employed to construct a wall that will prevent this damage in the future. Motion carried.

It was moved by Montgomery and seconded by Bell that the clerk be instructed to secure license plates for the town truck, and to take out liability insurance on same. Motion carried.
There being no further business, it was moved and seconded that council adjourn and the motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 2, 1956
Book 1097, Page 146

Council met in the council room Monday evening Apr. 2nd with members Bell, Montgomery, Mitchell, Stults, Waugh, and Hutchisson present and Mayor Maugans in the chair. Minutes of March 6th read and approved.

The following bills were presented and with the quarter's salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Clifford Smart for labor and material for Stover retaining wall, $79.64; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for tile and cement, $13.88; McElfresh and Son for sewer tile, $31.80; Wray Finks for plowing snow; $8.00; James Chapman for4 bills for street work, $192.00; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil, $14.60; Charles Carpenter, Agent for Motorist Mutual Ins. Co. for policy no. A-745 306 for insurance on town truck, $37.80; Clyde Parthemer for street work, $16.25.

The clerk read a letter from Robert Lowe, Secy. Of Scioto Township Fire Dept. Inc. stating the department has re-elected R.R. Ritterer as Chief and Fay Parrott as Assistant, asking council's approval. Moved by Mitchell and seconded by Hutchisson that action of fire department be approved. Motion carried.

Another letter from the department was read asking that the trustees and council purchase an alternator for the fire truck. It was moved and seconded that council purchase an alternator on a 50-50 basis with the trustees, and that same be purchased from Lawrence Rader and that it be installed by him. Motion carried.

The necessity of constructing a retaining wall at south end of Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. barn was reported. It was moved by Mitchell and seconded by Stults that Clifford Smart be employed to build the wall. Motion carried.

The clerk was instructed to refer the contract with Snyder, McLellan and Weinberg to prosecutor, Clyde Lewis, with a view of canceling same, asking Lewis' opinion. Clerk was also asked to secure legal advice on council's liability on rented F.F.A. bus.

Clerk reported balances in treasury as follows: General Fund $3240.57; Gas Tax Fund $1444.35; Motor Vehicle Fund $2268.00; Light Fund $574.57; Total $7547.51.

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Motion carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 7, 1956
Book 1097, Page 146

Council met in the council room Monday evening May 7th with members Mitchell, Bell, Waugh, Stults, Montgomery, and Hutchisson present and President Waugh in the chair. Minutes of April 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $109.92; Dewey Burns for 30 loads dirt, $90.00; Parrott Hardware Co. for shovel and fuses, $3.60; Frank K. Gibson for bulldozing, $30.00; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Howard Wilgus for ditch work, $3.00; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $18.66; Stewart Larcomb for trucking stone, $11.70; Frank O. Miller for service, gas, & gasoline, $15.56; Raymond Wallace for labor and trucking, $233.80; Sinclair Refining Co. for fuel oil; $23.36.

Balances in the treasury were reported as follows: General Fund $3037.44, Gas Tax $1180.75, Motor Vehicle Fund $2268.90, Light $996.02, Total $7483.11.

A general discussion of village business followed, after which council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 4, 1956
Book 1097, Page 147

Council met in the council room Monday evening June 4th with members Mitchell, Bell, Waugh, Hutchisson, and Stults present, and Mayor Maugans in the chair. Minutes of May 8th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: C.C. Smart for building wall for village dump, $162.00; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $122.06; Howard Wilgus for labor on drops and ditch, $9.00; H.R. Maugans for reimbursement for printing, $4.75; Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Howard Culp for 2 months pay for supervising village dump, $20.00.

Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General fund $3352.49; Light Fund $1034.26; Motor Vehicle Fund $2815.28; Gas Tax Fund $1249.47.

Moved and seconded that with the consent of the Township Trustees, Grover Stover be granted the use of the old council room with the understanding he pay the light bills and keep the property in repair. Motion carried.

 

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 2, 1956
Book 1097, Page 147

Council met in the council room Monday evening July 2nd, with members Hutchisson, Bell , Montgomery, Mitchell, Waugh and Stults present and Mayor Maugans in the chair.  Minutes of June 4th were read and approved.

The following bills were presented and with the quarter’s salaries were ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $8.70; Howard Wilgus for street work, $82.50; Dewey Burns for trucking stone, $3.62.

The clerk presented the budget for the year beginning January 1, 1957 .  It was moved and seconded that same be adopted and the motion carried unanimously.  Public hearing on the budget was set on the 16th day of July 1956 at 2 o’clock P.M.

The following resolution was presented by Waugh who moved its adoption: 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 November 6th, 1956 . 

It is further resolved, that copy of this resolution be certified to the deputy supervisors (and inspectors) of elections in and for Delaware County , Ohio .

Mitchell seconded the resolution, and the roll being called upon the adoption of the resolution, resulted as follows: Hutchisson yes; Bell yes; Mitchell yes; Waugh yes; Montgomery yes; and Stults yes.  The resolution was declared carried. 

The clerk was instructed to issue the following certification to the Board of Deputy State Supervisors of the elections in and for Delaware County, Ohio: I, Odell Liggett, Clerk of Ostrander Village, Delaware County, Ohio on this 3rd day of July 1956, 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 July 2nd 1956, and I hereby certify the above copy of said resolutions to said Board of Deputy State Supervisors (and inspectors) of elections in and for Delaware County, Ohio in accordance with provisions of Section 5625-17 of General Code of Ohio.

The matter of patching and resurfacing of streets of the village was discussed, and the Mayor referred this work to the Street committee.

The clerk reported the blances in the treasury as follows: General Fund, $3156.86; Light Fund, $950.18; Gas Tax Fund, $1336.41; Motor Vehicle Fund, $2815.28.  Total $8258.73. 

There being no further business, council adjourned.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 6, 1956
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Council met in the council room Monday evening August 6th with members, Waugh, Hutchisson, Bell , Mitchell, Stults and Montgomery present and Mayor Maugans in the chair. Minutes of July 2nd were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of council: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; E.A. Specs for labor on sewer repair, $139.90; Dewey Burns for two bills-hauling dirt, $42.00; Wayne Lavender for backhoe opening sewer, $77.00; Glen Ayers for mowing weeds, $12.50; Bob Kissner for storm sewer job labor and material, $464.24; Stewart Larcomb for grates and welding, $44.00; McElfresh and Son for sewer and drain tile, $25.74; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $92.53; Bob Stimmel for cleaning storm sewer, $14.50; Dewey Burns for trucking stone, $7.55; Owens Stone Co. for stone, $18.12; Delaware Gazette for notice of hearing on budget, $2.10; Walter Fish Treas. Volunteer Fire Department for one third cost of alternator, $62.98; Ostrander Farmers Exchange Co. for title and cement, $22.15.

The clerk read a letter from R.L.Geis, NYC Division Engineer relative to railroad drainage stating that this drainage problem is not the company’s responsibility. 

The clerk was instructed to write the engineer stating that council feels very definitely that without doubt, at least a part of this responsibility is with the railroad, since almost all the water passing through this drainage is from railroad property.

Council discussed the need of better sidewalks for the village and the clerk was instructed to inquire through the Municipal League if it is lawful to use village funds to construct sidewalks for residents of the village.

A card from the County Board of Health was read stating the need of repairs of town well at the corner of High and Fourth Streets. The matter was referred to the drainage committee.

Balances in Treasury was reported as follows: General Fund, $2788.29; Light Fund, $866.10; Motor Vehicle, $2815.28; Gas Tax, $1324.09.  Total $7793.76.  

Moved and seconded that council adjourn. Carried.

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 10, 1956
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Council met in the council room Monday evening September 10th with members Montgomery, Stults, Hutchisson, Wagh and Bell present and Mayor Maugans in the Chair.  Minutes of August 6th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and ordered paid by unanimous vote of members present: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; Glen Ayers for mowing weeds, $8.75; Clymer Materials Co. for stone, $8.36; Fay Parrott for mowing weeds stover lot, $5.00. 

The clerk read letters from Ohio Municipal League calling attention to meeting of the Fifth Annual Ohio Municipal Conference to be held September 19, 20 and 21st at the Neill House in Columbus., urging Village Officers to attend; also another letter from the League in answer to our recent inquiry, stating there is no responsibility resting on a municipality to pay the cost and expense of repairing or constructing sidewalks for the benefit of the owners of property abutting thereon; therefore the legality of such payments from public funds could be questioned.

The committee reported no repairs have been made on the well at coroner of Fourth and High Street.  Committee has been unable to secure someone to do the work.

Clerk reported balances in the treasury as follows: General Fund, $2075.14; Light Fund, $782.02; Gas Tax, $1319.89; Motor Vehicle Fund, $2815.28.  Total $6992.38.

There being no further business, council adjourned.

 

MINUTES OF OSTRANDER COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 1, 1956
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Council met in the council room Monday evening October 1st with members Waugh, Bell , Stults, Mitchall and Hutchisson present and Mayor Maugans in the chair.  Minutes of September 10th were read and approved.

The following bills were read and with the quarters salaries were ordered paid: Dayton Power and Light Co. for street lights, $84.08; A.L. Seeley for stone and trucking, $52.32; Howard Culp for supervising town dump, $20.00.

Moved by Mitchell seconded by Waugh that Howard Culp be employed to supervised the town dump at $95.00 per year, same to be paid monthly. Motion carried.

The clerk was requested to notify the NYC.Ry.Co., that they feel the company should bear part of the expense of opening up the tile drain which carries the water from Main Street west pass the Gray filling station on Second Street , as almost all of twater comes from Railroad property.  Council also asks that the company tile their property 100ft. west from the Gray filling station.  The twon has the necessary tile for this improvement, and if the company can use them, will furnish them at cost.   Council also asks that the Ry.Co. cut the brush on their right of way through the Village. 

The clerk reported the following balances in the treasury: General Fund, $2866.63; Motor Vehicle, $2950.60; Gas Tax, $1452.21; Light, $1070.92.  Total $8340.36.

There being no further business council adjourned.