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Minutes of the Mount Airy City Commissioners Mayor J. H. Sparger W. F. Carter G. C. Welch Commissioner J. M. Davis Commissioner W. E. Merritt Commissioner G. C. Welch Commissioner S. W. Gentry Commissioner B. F. Sparger Commissioner J. I. Belton Mount Airy, N. C. January 4, 1895 The Following amendments were ordered to the minutes of Dec. 4. Mr. Belton was not absent but late, about an hour. The matter of widening Main Street above the bridge north of town was continued, the commissioners not being satisfied with the damages allowed Mrs. Harris by the board of assessors. Mount Airy, N. C. January 14, 1895 The Board of Town commissioners met according to the agreement of the last meeting for the regular transaction of the business of the town. The meeting was promptly called to order at nine and a-half o’clock by the chairman. All were present except Mr. Sparger who is still sick. After correction, the minutes of the last regular meeting were approved. The Street Committee had no report. The Finance Committee had no report. The Committee for the sale of the mule reported no sale as yet. The chief of Police made the following report, which was approved. Cost of fines Collected in Dec. 75.30 Real Estate Tax Collected in Dec. 30.00 Special Tax Collected in Dec. 11.45 Due in December Gregg-Police for December 45.00 Allred-Police for December 30.00 Brunner-Street Cleaning 8.30 W. T. Taylor-Mule Board 10.00 John Glenn-Worked out fine 22.65 Dove Marion-Worked out fine 7.95 Alford and Juro Bower 2.95 Ed Conrad-Work on Rockford St. 4.40 Geo. Brooks- Garbage 1.25 The following accounts were allowed: Massey Smith 1.04 Worth and Welch-Quilts 1.50 The Treasurer made the following report: Balance from last year’s report 13.67 Received of Gregg 271.19 Paid old Board Accounts and Vouchers 63.11 Paid accounts, damages, general expenses 228.78 Mr. J. L. Worth made statements before the Board in regard to gravel hauled off his place. The Town thought its former Board promised him 10 cents per load for gravel, but never paid him. After some discussion, Mr. Worth was allowed $40.00 for the former board’s account and $9.00 for the gravel hauled in 1894. The matter of opening Main Street above the Railroad Bridge was continued until the next meeting and Mr. Belton was appointed a committee of one to see what the damages would be if the street was only widened on the east side, he is to report at the next meeting. There was no other business before the Board. Adjourned W. F. Carter, Chairman W. E. Merritt, Sec. Mount Airy, N. C. February 5, 1895 The Board of Town Commissioners met in regular session at the Town Hall and were called to order by the chairman at nine o’clock. All were present except Mr. Sparger, who is still sick. A committee was appointed to dispose of the mule reported that they had sold for $38.00 and purchased another one for $76.00. The report was satisfactory and the committee discharged. The Chief of Police made the following report, which was accepted. Cost and fines collected in Jan. 53.95 Real Estate Tax 400.00 Special License 12.00 Amount Due in February J. O. Gregg- Chief of Police 53.95 S. N. Allred-Assistant Police 30.00 W. T. Taylor-Mule Board 10.00 W. L. Banner-Street Cleaning 8.33 Geo Brooks-Garbage 7.40 D. M. Hodges-Board prisoners .80 Felix Cockerham-Worked fine on street 6.67 Due on Back Warrants 261.55 The Treasurer responded as follows: Received of Gregg-Chief of Police 151.00 Sold Mule 38.00 Pd. Balance on last report 7.03 Pd. Vouchers Total 153.49 Pd. Mule 76.00 It was moved and carried that the chairman appoints a committee to act with himself in ascertaining the cost of lots, buildings, and equipment for graded schools. He should have the power to spend what money is necessary for the above purpose and report at the next regular meeting. The secretary was appointed. W. F. Carter was unanimously elected and qualified as mayor for the term expiring May. Next Capt. J. O. Gregg was elected Chief of Police without op

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