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14 <br />Because of the Attorney advising the Council they could not raise salaries <br />during.the. year without passing an emergency Ordinance Councilman McGibbon <br />made a motion to recind the previous motion with a second of councilman <br />Waggoner. Lotion carried. <br />The.Council selected the election board for the December City General Election <br />First Ward Mrs. McGinness, Little and Allen. Second ward, Mrs. Siefert, <br />Boshart and Morgan, Third Ward, Mvs, Fourtner, Holmquist and Clausen. <br />There being no further business the meeting adjourned. <br />10- Ll,-e Y <br />City Clerk Mayor <br />December 7, 1948 <br />The Council met in regular session with Mayor Pourtner presiding. The roll <br />call showed all counailmenpresent. <br />The water collectors and Treasurers reports were read. A motion was made <br />by councilman McGibbon and seconded by councilman McGinness that the bills <br />which were approved by the finana:e committee be allowed and warrants drawn <br />on the proper funds. Motion carried. <br />,L motion was made by councilman Waggoner and seconded by councilman Maxwell <br />that the bill of Associated Sand & Gravel for the balance of the seal -coating - <br />work be allowed. A roll call vote showed all councilmen in favor except <br />councilman.MaGinness. Motion carried. , <br />& petition was read to the Council from the Chamfer of Commerce in regards <br />to the protesting any licensing of any legitimate business, on a percentage <br />basis, with signatures of fifty business people, who are vitally interested <br />in the future development of Edmonds, and the fair administration of City <br />government. Mr. John Carey, a representative for the taverns spoke to the <br />coVincil in regards to changing the 30ilo tax on the punch boards. He also <br />stated he did not believe it a fair tax as none of the boards were zver <br />punhhed.out. Councilman Tucker stated they would be paying more on the <br />flat tax than on the 3% tax. <br />A letter was read from Mr. Gerdon in which he stated that drainage water <br />from his property does not in any way haze any damagin´┐Ż,effects upon the <br />street. After some information given by Mr. Gerdon a motion was made by <br />Councilman Tucker and seconded by councilman Waggoner that as we were mis- <br />informed about the matte3N to recind the previous action and to n6tify Mr. <br />Gerdon by letter of this. Motion carried. <br />Mr. Jacobson came before the council in regards to the condition of the <br />street at the foot of Bell Street. & motion -was made by councilman McGibbon, <br />and seconded by councilman Tucker that this be turned over to the street <br />committee for special attention &nd to give the committee power to order <br />the material needed. Motion carried <br />A motion was made by Councilman Siefert and seconded by councilman Maxwell <br />that the Attorney be instructed to inquire into the ownership of the street <br />property between Main and Dayton street, west of the Railroad property. <br />Motion cairried. <br />A motion was made by councilman McGibbon and seconded by council an Waggoner <br />that the Attorney aleb look into the ownership of the street adjdAg the <br />North and south city limits and to acquire ownership for the City. Motion. <br />carried. <br />A motion wao made by councilman Siefert and seconded by councilman McGibbon <br />to refer the condition of Howell way, which is being torn up by oil trucks <br />to the street committee. Motion carried. <br />The prIposition for.installing a fire 4ydrant for fire protection north of <br />the city limitb was referred to the safety committee with power to bring it <br />to a head, byda'motion made by councilman Tucker and seconded by councilman <br />Siefert. Motion carried. <br />A motion was made by councilman McGibbon and seconded by councilman Tucker <br />that the Chief of Police be paid for his one week vacation. motion carried. <br />There being no further business the meeting adjourned. <br />City Clerk Mayor <br />