Fenelon Falls, December 6th, 1880.
Council met pursuant to adjournment. Members all present, the Reeve in the chair. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Letter from E. O. Bickford, General Manager of the Grand Junction Railway, read by the Reeve, asking for a bonus to extend their line to this village. Rev. Wm. Logan was head in respect to his trip to Peterborough to meet the Central Committee re the Trent Valley Canal. Mr. Cunningham gave notice that at this meeting he would introduce a by-law to regulate the Municipal Election for the year 1881.
Moved by Mr Cunningham, seconded by Mr. Austin, That By-law No. --, entitled a By-law to regulate the Municipal Election for the year 1881, be now introduced and read a first time. Carried.
By-law read a second time in committee of the whole without amendment. By-law read a third time and passed.
The following accounts were laid on the table and referred to the finance committee: E. R. Edwards, drawing Mrs. Drake to Rosedale, $1; Rev. W. Logan, expenses to Peterborough re Trent Valley Canal, $5 75; J. Austin, account charity to W. Frisby in January 1880, $2; coal oil for fire engines, 24 cents.
Moved by Mr. Austin, seconded by Mr. Campbell, That the foregoing accounts be paid and the Reeve give his order for the same.--Carried.
Moved by Mr. Campbell, seconded by Mr. Deyman, That this Council allow an abatement of ten dollars to E. R. Edwards off his taxes for loss sustained by fire in May last.--Carried.
Moved by Mr. Austin, seconded by Mr. Cunningham, That the order given by Mr. Deyman to T. Levis on the treasurer for forty dollars in July last for work on Lindsay street drain by confirmed.--Carried.
Moved by Mr. Austin, seconded by Mr. Campbell, That this Council instruct our village Solicitor to file a bill in Chancery to compel them to put the streets and crossings occupied by said Company in a proper state of repair.--Carried.
Council adjourned to meet on Monday next, the 13th inst.