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Somerville Council
Fenelon Falls Gazette, 11 Sep 1880, p. 2, column 3-4
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Rettie's Station, Friday, Sept. 3.

The municipal council of the township of Somerville met this day at Rettie's Station pursuant to a call of the Reeve. Members all present. The Reeve in the chair. The minutes of last meeting were passed as read.

Communications from Edwin Savage asking charity and Samuel Parker about a bad crossing on the Monk Road ; also from Alex. Rettie, Sr., about the bridge crossing the creek at his place, were laid before the Council. Mr. William Cavanagh asking charity, Mr. Robert Graham about non-resident statute labour of lot 23 in the 1st con., and James Butler do. for lot 21 on the 3rd con.; also Wm. Lyall asking help to open out a new road, were heard by the Council.

Moved by Mr. Howie, seconded by Mr. Eade, That George Rumney be authorized to get the Mud Turtle Lake bridge repaired, and that Henry Graham attend to the repairing of the bridge on Kinmount Road, and that the bridge at the foot of Four Mile Lake be repaired by George McFarland, the bridge at Rettie's mill to be repaired under the superintendence of the Reeve.

Moved by Mr. Howie, seconded by Mr. Rumney, That the Reeve and Henry Graham be appointed a committee to arrange with Mr. Wm. Cluxton for the conveyance of the proposed cemetary at Kinmount to this Council, and also to draft a by-law for the purpose of vesting the same in the municipal Council and their successors in office, and such regulations as may be necessary for the management thereof.--Carried.

Moved by Mr. Howie, seconded by Mr. Eade, That ten dollars be appropriated to open out the concession line between the fourth and fifth concessions west from lot seventeen, under the control of the Reeve.--Carried.

Moved by Mr. Graham, seconded by Mr. Eade, That the County Treasurer be instructed to charge the township with the arrears of taxes due against lot No. 13 in the 12th concession, as the same was paid to the township in 1877.--Carried.

Moved by Mr. Rumney, seconded by Mr. Eade, That E. D. Hand be paid the sum of thirty two dollars for printing Voters' Lists and by-laws.--Carried.

Moved by Mr. Howie, seconded by Mr. Rumney, That the Council adjourn to the seventeenth day of September.--Carried.

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Minutes of a Somerville Council meeting at Rettie's Station, Friday, Sept. 3, 1880
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11 Sep 1880
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Savage, Edwin ; Parker, Samuel ; Rettie, Sr., Alexander ; Cavanagh, William ; Graham, Robert ; Butler, James ; Lyall, William ; Howie, Mr. ; Eade, Mr. ; Rumney, George ; Graham, Henry ; McFarland, George ; Cluxton, William ; Hand, E. D.
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Somerville Council

Minutes of a Somerville Council meeting at Rettie's Station, Friday, Sept. 3, 1880