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CITY COUNCIL.

THE BURGES3 BOLL. A special meeting of the City Couaeii was held last? night to consider applications from persons wishing tv hare their names placed on the burgees roil. There' wore present—the Mayor (Mr Hugh Gourley), Cr» Carroll, Solomon, Sinclair, Cramond, Cohen, Hardy Barron, Haynes, and Kimbell. The Town Clerk read a report containing the name* of about thirty-five persons qualified to have their names placed on the roll. A few other applications -were received, but the clerk considered they had not the necessary qualifications. Ho recommended that the thirty-five names be placed on the roll, and that the other applications be refused The recommendations were agreed to.

ORDINARY MEETING. The ordinary meeting of the Council was Urns held. Ota Lee Smith and M'Gregor took their seats.

OORRKSPONDENCE. fir James Allen, U.H.R., wrote that he would d<r all be could to aid the Council in the matter of the abattoirs.—Received.

Seven ratepayers in Leith Ward wrote asking that a lamp be erected in Leith avenue, between Clyde and Leith streets.—Referred to the Works Committee to report, a motion giving the Committee power to act being lost. The Toung Women's Christian Temperance Union wrote making application for permission to stand at the east side of Cargill’s Monument a “ Cabmen’s, TramwaymeuV, and Carters' Rest,” similar to many now in the streets of Glasgow. Tea or coffee would be procurable at any time of the day or night up to a late hour. The charge bad not yet been fixed on, but it would be fixed at the lowest that would cover expense.—Referred to the Works Committee to reportMr P. Black, secretary to the Hospital and Charitable Aid Boards, wrote lequesting payment of the Council's contribution to the institutions, amounting in the case cl the hospital to LO3O 19s Id, and of charitable aid to L 1.226 6s KM (a sum of L 686 ss> having been paid).—The Town Clerk stated that the l amount last year for charitable aid was L 1,758, an® this year L 1.812. It was to be remembered that thle* L 1,812 was assessed on a smaller valuation than the L 1,758 of last year.—Ct Solomon pointed out that the increase was ciuscd not so much by charitable aid ashy the increased cost of the Industrial School.—Thr Mayor thought there was no getting out of paying; the amounts, and it would be host therefore'to settle them.-Agreed to. Ur Robertson, superintendent of the Fire Brigade,, asked the patronage of the Council to an enterfain--ment to be given by the Hugo Buffalo Mlnstreld od> Monday night in aid of the brigade funds.—GrantedThirteen ratepayers in the neighborhood of Forth' street wrote asking that certain improvements should be made to Forth street bridge,-Referred to the Works Committee to report.

REFORM. On the reading of the Works Committee’s report, m already published, Cr Barron moved as an amend* ment to the usual motion that the clause rt the formation of a roadway to Sargood and Co.’s new factory on the reclaimed ground he referred back to tl» Works Committee to ascertain whether some amicable arrangement can be come to with the Harbor Beard so as to give Uessis Sargood, Son, and Ewen a proper entrance to their p-emiscs.—Cr Carroll seconded the amendment.— The Mayor stated that every attempt bad been made by the Council to oome to an cquitab'e arrangement with the Board cn the question, but without success. —The amendment was lost, and the motion for the adoption cf the report earned, alter a protest had been lodged by Cr Coiisn against the granting of permission to the Exhibition Commissioners to ereet a permanent building on certain sections in ComberImd street. The speaker said that onoe the building was up there would p-obably be difficulty to get it t»ken down again, but other councillors said that there was no ground for uneasiness, as it was provided that the building should remain only during the pleasure of the Council. The reports of the Water Supply, Besetves, and Finance Committees were adopted.

TUB FOUNTAIN FOR THE TRIANGLE. On the reading of the Finance and Reserves Joint Committal's repart, the Mayor moved its adoption, which was seconded by Cr Kimbell.— Cr Barron suggested that in view of the letter that bad been received from Mr A, Bathgate to the effect that the fountain promised by Mr Wolf Harris bad been shipped from Home last month, it would be wise to let the report stand over for a time.— Or Solomon said the erection of the fountain was a matter of some expense. The vase foundation was to be of cement and concrete, and there would be considerable outlay for pipes, and so on, Roughly speaking, it would cost from LIOO to LUO to erect the fountain.— Cr Cohen suggested that steps should be taken to see what arrangements as to the erection of the fountain could be come to with the Amenities Society.—Cr Cramond thought that the Amenities Society wes more name than reality. It was said some time ago that the society had LUO, but it turned out now 1o be only L 7 10p, ard that after the Scoiety bad been in existence for eighteen months. He hid that on the authority cf one of the members of the society.—The Mayor agreed wiih Cr Cohen that thoy should see what arrangements ovoid be come to with the Amenities society. If the matter was held over for a fortnight the Council would not ho in any better position than they were that night. The matter bad been discussed over and over again, and the Council at one time were for voting the money, and at another time they were the other way. He thought the Council should give a decided vote.—The motion was carried by 6 to 5.

A COMPLAINT. Cr Solomon said his attention had been drawn to the fact that certain posts were being erected by the Colonial Bank in front of their building, and this would have the effect of interfering with the present width of the pavement there, and would encroach on the street line.—The Mayor stated that the matter had been inquired into a day or two ago, and it was found that the parties erecting the posts were quite within their legal rights. CORPORATION SALARIFS. The motion of Cr Kimbell to reconsider the increase of salary voted (to Mr Fairbairn, a clerk in the Gts Department, was negatived, there being an all but unanimous feeling that the increase had been earned by] length of service and attention to business.—On the motion of Cr Haynes a committee consisting of the Mayor, Crs Carroll, Solomon, Sinclair, Hardy, and the mover was appointed to revise the salaries of the permanent officers of the Corporv tion.

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CITY COUNCIL., Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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CITY COUNCIL. Issue 7980, 8 August 1889

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