Catskill Village Records

1822- 1859

Transcribed by Scott Wichmann from original books in the Village of Catskill Offices

Transcription in progress

Transcription made possible by the generous support of Sylvia Magin, Delia Cross, and Sharon Henke


Access to the original records kindly granted by Vincent Seeley, Catskill Village President


An act to amend the act entitled “an act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the village of Catskill in the county of Greene passed March 14th 1804 Passed April 12th 1822

Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York represented in Senate and Assembly That all that district of county lying in the town of Catskill, county of Greene and State of New York, Beginning at Hudson’s river at the north side of a creek called “Stuck” and running north seventy five degrees, forty two minutes west to the north west corner of Sindsey’s patent, thence due west to the Susquehanna  turnpike road, thence in a direct line to the Catskill at the northwest corner of the lands late of Hubartus Dubois deceased, Thence along the westerly bounds of said lands to the farm of Frederick Smith, thence Easterly along the north bounds of his farm to the northeast corner thereof, [in margin] (the line from the N.E. corner of Smith’s farm to the River three chains South of Ramshorn Creek was this day run by John Van Vechten, the course of which is South 46º 10’ E – dated June 30, 1829  Ira Dubois, Clerk) thence in a direct line to a stake and stones three chains south of Ramshorn  Creek Thence east to the channel of the Hudson, thence up and along said channel to opposite the place of beginning, and thence west to the place of beginning shall continue to be called and known by the name of the village of Catskill and all the inhabitants residing within the limits aforesaid be and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared to be from time to time and forever hereafter a body corporate and politic in fact and in name by the name of the “Trustees of the village of Catskill” and by that name they and their successors forever hereafter shall and may have perpetual succession and shall be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended in all courts and places whatsoever and they and their successors may have a common Seal and may change or alter the same at pleasure and also that they and their successors by their corporate name shall be capable of purchasing, holding, and conveying any estate real or personal, for the public use of the said Corporation and shall by virtue of this act be vested with and possess all the estate real or personal rights privileges and immunities whatsoever which at the time of passing this act are vested in and belong to the present Trustees of the said village.

II         Village Officers

And be it further enacted that there shall be forever hereafter, in and for the said village, Five trustees, One collector, Three assessors and one Treasurer to be elected by ballot annually on the first Monday in May by the inhabitants of the said village, qualified at the time to vote for members of assembly, and shall hold their respective offices for one year and until others shall be elected and qualified in their stead, That three or more of the trustees shall preside at the election of said officers and the place where within the said village shall be designated by the President and notified at least ten days previous to said Election by putting up notices thereof at three or more public places in said village and publishing the same in a newspaper printed in said village and that the said Trustees shall determine the qualification of persons offering to vote and shall make proclamation at least one hour previous to closing the poll that the same will be closed.

III      

And be it further enacted that if a vacancy shall happen in any of the said offices by death, resignation or otherwise before an annual election it shall be lawful for the President to direct an Election to be held to supply such vacancy which election shall be conducted in like manner as the annual Election, and the time and place designated and notified by the President in the manner mentioned in the preceeding section and the officers so chosen shall hold their offices as if elected at the annual election.

IV        Penalty for Refusal to Serve

And be it further enacted that if any inhabitant of the said Village qualified at the time to vote for said Officers, shall be elected to any office in the said village (except the Treasurer and Collector) and having notice thereof, shall for five days after such notice neglect or refuse to take upon himself such office, he shall for such neglect or refusal forfeit the sum of twenty five dollars to be recovered in the name of the treasurer of said Village for the use thereof in an action of debt in any court having Cognizance thereof, with costs of Suit.

V        

And be it further enacted that the said Trustees or a majority of them when assembled on village business, shall constitute a board of trustees and meeting of the said board shall be summoned and held at such time and place in said village as the president or presiding officer at the time shall direct and the president shall preside a the meetings of the said board and in his absence one of the trustees shall be appointed by the members present to preside for the time being and the said board shall meet at some place in said village within  fifteen days after their election in each year forever and by plurality of votes elect from their members one person to be president and shall also appoint one clerk to record the proceedings of the said trustees and who shall have the keeping of all the records, writings, deeds, and muniments relating to or concerning the said village and shall record the laying out of all the street, lanes, and alleys in said village, and that the said Trustees may in their discretion appoint, one or more constables for the said village who shall possess and exercise the same powers and give the like sureties as any constable of any town in this state, and shall be removable by the said board at their discretion—and the said board may in their discretion annually appoint so many Porters, Cartmen, Scavingers, Weighers and measurers for the said Village as they deem proper and after a reasonable to shew cause at their discretion remove all or any of them.

VI        Statement of Funds

And be it further enacted that the said trustees shall each and every year at the place where the annual election is held, exhibit a statement of the money in the treasury at the time they commenced their duties, the amount received while in office, and the amount expended and how expended, which statement shall be left with the said clerk at least three days prior to such election and open for inspection.

VII      Powers of Trustees

And be it further enacted, That the said board of Trustees shall have power to establish such ordinances, by laws, and regulations as they shall think proper and reasonable to prevent vice and immorality, to preserve peace and good order (to prevent forestalling) to detect and restrain every fraudulent device and practice in the said village to regulate Petty grocers Keepers of ordinaries or victualling houses, or houses where fruit, clams, oysters, liquor or meat shall be sold in order to be eaten or drank in such house within the said village, to prevent the sale of any strong or spiritous liquor to any child, appointee or servant within the said village, without a permit, from his or her parents master or mistress, to prevent all riots, quarrelling or noisy conduct in or about the premises of any inhabitant within said village, to enforce the due observance of the Sabbath to suppress and restrain disorderly and gaming houses, billiard tables, and other instruments and devices used for the purpose of gaming to regulate the keeping and conveying of gunpowder or other combustible and dangerous materials and the use of Candles and lights in livery and other Stables to prevent the Construction or use of any hearth chimney stove boiler kettle or other apparatus in any house building or manufactory and to remove the same when considered dangerous in causing 0r promoting fires, to regulate the place and manner of weighing hay to regulate and prevent the running at large of dogs, owned by persons residing in said village, or impose a reasonable tax on the said owners, to regulate and prevent the carrying and any manufactory dangerous in causing or promoting fires, to regulate and prevent the firing of guns, muskets, pistols, rockets, crackers, squibs and fireballs in said village, to direct the safe construction of deposit for ashes and to appoint one or more officers at reasonable times to enter into and examine all dwelling houses, lots, yards, enclosure and buildings of every description, in order to discover whether any such places of deposit are in a dangerous state and to cause such as may be dangerous to be put in a safe and secure condition, to regulate slaughter houses and manufactories in said village, to appoint fire wardens and fire Engineers and to prescribe their powers and duties and to prescribe all such measures and regulation for the prevention and Extinguishing of fires as the said board shall think proper, to appoint watchmen and establish their powers and duties, to authorize any Magistrate or Constable to stop any person riding or driving immoderately through or in any street or place in the said village or otherwise prohibit such offences, to abate or remove any nuisance in any street or on the lot or enclosure of any person or persons, to regulate the markets in said village, to licence and regulate butchers and cartmen to determine their qualifications and appoint firemen to take charge of the fire engine or Engines and apparatus thereto belonging and such regulations as the said board shall adopt, to remove any firemen and appoint others in their Stead which firemen shall be exempt from serving on Juries except on Justices juries in the said village and from doing Military duty except in cases of invasion, insurrection or imminent danger, provided that the number of firemen shall not exceed twentyfour to each engine in said village, to compel any person to aid in extinguishing fires and in the preventing of purloing (sic) of goods at any fire and for securing such goods subject to the orders of the President or any of the Trustees at such fires to require the inhabitants to provide and keep fire buckets and scuttles to their houses and stairs or ladders leading to the same, to direct the paving and flagging of any streets in said village, to regulate the assize of bread, and to provide for the seizure and forfeiture of bread baked contrary thereto, to prevent the incumbering  of the streets, sidewalks, lanes and alleys in wise however, to restrain the running at large of Horses, Cattle or swine, to compel the cleaning of chimnies, to restrain vagrants, beggars, or persons soliciting alms, to light the streets of said village and regulate the pumps and acqueducts therein, to prevent and remove all encroachments on any street or alley in said village, to apply the monies raised in said village as road taxes in making repairing and improving the streets thereof and to appoint workmen and agents for the purpose to regulate the vending of meat and vegetables, and generally to make all such rules regulations, bylaws and ordinances, for the good government and order of said village as the said board of trustees may deem expedient and proper, not repugnant to the laws and constitution of this State or of the United States, and to enforce the due observance the by inflicting penalties on any citizen or inhabitant thereof or other person or persons for the violation or breach of any bylaw or ordinance of the said board not Exceeding twenty five dollars for any one offence, recoverable with Costs in an action of debt by and in the name of the Treasurer of the said village in any court having Cognizance thereof in which action the first process may be by warrant nor shall any exemption be allowed thereupon except necessary bidding wearing apparel and cooking utensils and in which action it shall be lawful to declare generally in debt for such penalty, and give the special matter in evidence.  And further that for the purpose of enforcing the bylaws of the said board of trustees against offenders, who have no goods or chattel, lands or tenements whereof such penalty can be made or collected it shall be lawful for the court before which any such offenders shall be duly convicted to cause such person to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding thirty days in the jail of the County of Greene and that all fees and expences of prosecuting and punishing offenders under the said bylaws, shall be defrayed by the said trustees and that upon trial examination or judicial investigation of any issue matter of fact, or other thing whatsoever arising under this act or any bylaws of the said trustees no person shall be deemed incompetent as Judge, Justice, Juror or witness by reason that he is an inhabitant of said village, and if any person shall be sued for any matter or thing done by virtue of this act, it shall be lawful for such person to plead the general issue and give this act and the special matter in evidence at the trial.

VIII    Town Meeting

And be it further enacted that the said trustees shall and may cause such sum or sums of money to be raised as a majority of the inhabitants of the said village shall (at any meeting of such inhabitants which meeting shall be notified by putting up written notices at three or more public places in the said village and printed in some newspaper which may be published in the said village, at least ten days previous to such meeting which notice shall specify with sufficient clearness the objective which such meeting is called) vote and consent to have raised by tax to defray the Expense of any improvement in said village supporting a night watch lighting, the streets or to defray the Contingent expences of said village and the assessors of said village shall assess the taxes so voted upon the inhabitants of said village and upon the owners of Real Estate lying within the said village both resident and nonresident,, respect being had to the probable advantage which will result to the inhabitants and owners of real estate as aforesaid respectively from the improvements contemplated to be made which money so assessed as aforesaid shall be collected in the same manner as the taxes of the County of Greene are collected by the collector of said village by virtue of a warrant signed by the President of the Trustees under the Common Seal of said Village and paid into the hands of the Treasurer of the said Village which together with all the monies in the hands of the Treasurer, whether received for fines, forfeitures, penalties or in any other way or manner shall be subject to the order and disposal of the board of Trustees not to be diverted however from the specified object for which any part of such monies may be raised provided no assessment shall be made on any vacant lot owned by a nonresident for the expense of Lamps or lighting the same or for supporting a night watch in said Village.

IX       Trustees as Highway Commissioners

And be it further Enacted That the board of Trustees of the said Village of Catskill shall be vested with and they are hereby authorized to have use and discharge all the powers rights and duties within the limits of said village which belong to or may be exercised and discharged by the Commissionry of highways in any town in the County of Greene and shall have the appointment of all overseers of Highways in said village which is hereby constituted a road district and shall regulate and direct their powers and duties at discretion.

X         Laying out Roads

And be it further Enacted That it shall and may be lawful for the said board of trustees to lay out make and open any street, alley, road or highway of such width as they may deem proper in any part of said village, and Cause any street, alley, road or highway already laid out in any part of said village, to be opened or altered whenever they shall deem the public good to require the same to be done and also to order and direct the pitching, leveling, raising, repairing, amending and clearing any of the streets roads or alleys in said Village, Provide such street alley or road shall not be laid out or altered so as to run across or over the site of any house or building erected before the same street, alley or road shall be by them so laid out or altered and the owners or occupants of any lands over which said street, alley or road shall be so laid out or altered shall be paid such reasonable damages as he, she or they may sustain by reason thereof which damages shall be ascertained by a Jury in the manner following to wit.  The President and any two or more trustees shall by a precept under their hand an seal command any Constable of said village or of the Town of Catskill to empanel and return a Jury of Twelve freeholders of said Village who are not interested in the property to be assessed to appear before the President of said village within twenty days from the day of the date of said precept to enquire and assess the damages and recompense due to the owner or owners of said lands at the same time or summon the owner owners or occupants of said lands or his or their agent or legal representatives by written Notice to be left at his her or their most usual place of abode to appear before said President and Jury on the day and at the place in such precept to be specified, or if said lands are unoccupied and the owner or other interested by unknown to the said trustees, in that Case a notice shall be inserted for six weeks in the state papers which notice shall be taken and deemed to be sufficient which Jury being duly sworn faithfully and impartially to inquire into and assess the damages in question and having viewed the premises shall enquire of and assess such damages and recompense as they shall under all the circumstances judge fit to be awarded to the owner, owners or Occupants of such land for their respective losses according to their several interests and estates therein and the verdict of such jury and the judgment of the said President thereon and the payment of the sum of money so awarded and adjudged to the owner owners or occupants thereof or tender and refusal thereof shall be conclusive and binding against the said owner, owners or occupants his her or their respective heirs Executors administrators and assigns Claiming any Estate or interest of in or to the said lands.  But the said trustees shall not be allowed to take possession of or appropriate any such lands until after the payment or tender of the money awarded as aforesaid and in order to provide for the payment thereof the said board of trustees shall cause the same to be assessed and collected in the manner directed in and by the eighth section of this act and on the payment of the money so awarded as aforesaid it shall therefore be lawful for the said board of trustees to cause the said lands to be converted to and used for the purpose aforesaid Provided however that any person conceiving himself or herself aggrieved by any assessment made by virtue of this section of the act, shall have a right to apply to the Supreme court of Judicature of this State at the next term thereafter or One of the Justices thereof or the First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Greene for the appointment of three Commissioners who shall be residents and freeholders in the village of Catskill and who shall be authorized to review such assessment and view the lands and hear and examine the allegations of the parties and whose decision shall be final and of which application fourteen days previous notice containing the names of the commissioners intended to be applied for shall be given to the Trustees and that until the determination of the Commissioners all proceedings on the part of the Trustees with respect to such assessment shall be stayed

XI       Sewers & assessment therefor

And be it further Enacted that it shall and may be lawful for the said board of Trustees when thereunto authorized by a vote of the inhabitants of said village at a meeting to be held as is prescribed in and by the eighth section of this act to cause common sewers, drains and vaults or reservoirs to be made in any street in said village and to direct the paving of any street road or alley in said village and to cause an assessment to be made in the manner prescribed in and by the aforesaid eighth section of this act and the owners and occupants of houses and lots and other interested shall respectively on demand pay to the collector of said village the sum at which any such house or lot shall be assessed to be applied toward the making such common sewers drains and vaults or reservoirs or paving the streets roads or alleys as aforesaid and in default of such payment or any part thereof it shall be lawful for the said board of trustees by warrant under the seal of the said corporation to buy the same by destry? and sale of the goods and chattels of such owners occupant or other person interested therein refusing or neglecting to pay the same provided that nothing in this act contained shall affect any agreement between any landlord and tenant respecting the payment of any such charges but they shall be answerable to each other in the same manner as if this act had never been passed:  and further if any money to be assessed shall be paid by any person when by agreement or by Law the same ought to have been born or paid by some other person than it shall be lawful for the person paying the same to sue for and recover the same with interest, and costs of suit in any court having cognizance thereof as so much money paid for the use of the person who ought to have paid the same and the assessment aforesaid with proof of payment shall be conclusive evidence in such Suit

XII      Lands Sold for Taxes

And be it further Enacted That in case any assessment made by virtue of this act shall not have been complied with and the sum thereby assessed shall not have been paid and no goods or chattels whereon to levy can be found than it shall be lawful for the board of Trustees to cause the land assessed to be advertized in a public news paper printed in the said village and also in the State paper for a term not less than six months thereby requiring the Owners of such lots respectively to pay the sum at which the said lots shall be assessed to the Treasurer of the said Village, and that if default shall be made in such payment, such lot will be sold at public auction at a day and place therein to be specified for the lowest term of years at which any person shall offer to take the same in consideration of advancing the sum assessed on the same for the expense aforesaid with the interest thereof and if notwithstanding such notice and demand the Owner or Owners shall refuse or neglect to pay such assessment with the charges of advertisement and the interest as aforesaid then it shall be lawful for the said board of Trustees to cause the said lot to be sold at public auction for a term of years for the purpose and in the manner expressed in the said advertisement and to give a declaration of such sale to the purchaser thereof under the common seal of said village and such purchaser his Executors administrator and assigns shall by virtue thereof and of this act lawfully hold and enjoy the same for his and their own proper use against the Owner or Owners thereof and all claiming under them until his term shall be completed and ended being at liberty to remove all the buildings and materials which the said purchaser or his assigns shall erect or place thereon but leaving the ground with sufficient fence and with the street or streets fronting the same in the order required by the said regulations.

XIII    Extra Assessment

And be it further Enacted That if upon the completion of any such regulation or improvement as aforesaid it shall appear to the board of Trustees that a greater sum has been bona fide expanded in making the said regulation or improvement than the sum assessed and collected as aforesaid, it shall then be lawful for the said board of Trustees to cause a further assessment equal to such excess to be made and collected if authorized by a meeting of the inhabitants as is prescribed in by the Eighth section of this act, and if the sum actually expended shall be less than the sum assessed and collected as aforesaid the surplus shall be forthwith returned to the persons from whom the same was collected or their legal representatives and further that such assessment shall be and remain a lien on the lot or lots so assessed from the time of the completion and return of such assessment in manner aforesaid until paid or otherwise satisfied.

XIV     Collection of Road Tax

And be it further Enacted That the assessment to work on the Highway shall be made by the said Trustees as Commissioners of highways in conformity with the provisions and directions of the act entitled “An act to regulate highways” and that such assessment or Tax shall be paid in money at the rate of sixty two and an half cents for each days work assessed which assessment the said commissioners of highways in said village may make out, and the same shall be collected of the several persons assessed by the Collector of said Village by virtue of a warrant to be issued by the board of Trustees under the seal of the corporation in the same manner as taxes are by this act directed to be collected and paid to the treasurer of said village to be laid out and expended by the said board in making repairing and improving the highways, roads, sewers, and bridges of said Village in such manner as the said trustees shall deem most beneficial to the public and that the lands of non residents in said Village shall be assessed in such assessment on highways and the like proceedings shall be had for collecting such assessment if the same shall remain unpaid as is provided in and by the twelfth section of this act.

XV      Trustees

And be it further enacted That the said Treasurer and Collector shall each give a bond to the said Trustees with two sufficient sureties in such sum as they shall direct with condition faithfully to do execute and perform the duties of their respective office and if such conditions are broken the said trustees shall immediately prosecute the delinquent and his sureties and that the Trustees and assessors shall within five days after every Election and notice and before they enter upon the exercise of their respective offices severally take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before any person authorized to administer Oaths within the said village which shall be filed with the Clerk faithfully to execute the trust or office to which they may have been severally Elected and that the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Greene or the first Judge thereof shall have power to appoint Guardians for infants in all cases arising under this act when Guardians may be required and to bind such Guardians by bond with sureties to perform all such duties as shall belong to him or them to perform and that it shall be the duty of the said treasurer to deliver to his successor in office within five days after his election all the monies, books and papers pertaining to his office.

XVI     Trustees of Fire Comps.

And be it further enacted That the said board of trustees shall by and hereby are constituted the trustees of the fire company or fire companies now or hereafter to be raised in the said village with full power to make such bylaws for the regulation and conduct of the same and for providing, repairing and keeping the fire engine or Engines and apparatus thereunto attached or belonging as they shall deem proper and most advantageous to said Village.

XVII   Compensation of Trustees

And be it further Enacted That the said Trustees, Clerk, Treasurer and collector of said Village shall receive for their services respectively such reasonable compensation as the majority of the inhabitants of the said village shall at any meeting duly notified and held agree to raise for that purpose and that no person shall vote any meeting of the said inhabitants other than such as are qualified at the time to vote fore members of assembly.

XVIII Monies collected to be expended when raised

And whereas the village or district above described lies on both sides of the Catskill, Therefore be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid That all monies raised, assessed and collected for local improvements shall be laid and assessed on the freeholders inhabitants and lands residing and being on that side of the creek where such improvement is to be made and further that the provisions of the fourteenth section of this act so far as relates to the assessment of road taxes shall not apply to the west side of the Catskill but the said taxes shall continue to be assessed collected and expended as heretofore

XIX   

And be it further Enacted That this act shall be a public act and shall be construed in all Courts and places favorably for every beneficial purpose therein Contained

XX      Former Acts Repealed

And be it further enacted That the act entitled “An act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene passed March 14th 1806 and the act Entitled “An act to amend an act Entitled “an act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the Village of Catskill passed February 17th 1810 and also so much of the act entitled “an act for the better extinguishment of fires in the village of Catskill in the County of Albany passed April 1st 1797 as is inconsistent with this act be and the same are hereby repealed.  Provided however that the present officers of said village shall hold their respective offices until others are elected under this act.

XXI

And be it further Enacted That the Legislature may at any time hereafter amend or repeal this act

State of New York

Secretary’s Office     

            I certify the preceding to be a true copy of an original act of the Legislature of this State on file in this office

Albany                        April 27, 1822            (signed)           Archd   Campbell

 

 1822

At the Annual meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Courthouse in said Village on the 6th day of May 1822 pursuant to leagal notice the following persons were duly Elected officers of said Village for the Ensuing Year (Viz,

Trustees          James Powers
                         John Adams
                         Oliver P. Ashley
                         Samuel A. Baker
                         Francis Sayre
Assessors        Henry McKinstry
                         William Seaman
                         Apollo Cooke
Treasurer        James Pinckney
Collector        Egbert Bogardus 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the house of Mackay Croswell on the 8th day of May 1822 James Powers, Esq. was duly Elected President of the board of trustees, and Francis Sayre was appointed Clerk.  It was then:

Resolved, That the following duties be assigned to the respective trustees in case of fire in said Village (viz) Oliver P. Ashley, to take charge of the fire hook and Ladder and give directions to the fire company.  Samuel A. Baker & Francis Sayre to form lines for passing of water and supplying the Engine.  James Powers & John Adams to take charge of property which may be Exposed to injury, or to be purloined at any such fire—

Resolved, That Messrs. Powers, Adams, and Sayre be a comitte to draft and report at a meeting of the trustees a code of By laws and ordinances.

                        Moved and carried to adjourn to 12th Inst.

Jas. Powers, President                                                F. Sayre, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill pursuant to adjournment May 12, 1822

Present           James Powers
                        John Adams
                        Samuel A. Baker
                        Oliver P. Ashley
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved, That the treasurer and Collector be directed to Each give a bond in the penalty of two thousand dollars for the faithful performance of their respective duties.

Resolved, That Samuel A Baker be and he hereby is appointed Overseer of highways for district number one in the Village of Catskill, and that he be allowed fore his services one dollar & fifty cents per day for Every day actually Employed on the highway as such overseer.

Jas. Powers, President                                                F. Sayre, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill June 4th 1822

Present:          Jas. Powers
                        Oliver P. Ashley
                        Samuel A. Baker
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved that the annexed seal be and it is hereby adopted as the Seal of the corporation of this Village of Catskill [seal included]

Moved and carried to adjourn to Monday 10th June Inst. 9 oClock A.M.

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                  Jas. Powers, President

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1822

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held pursuant to adjournment June 10, 1822

Present           Jas. Powers
                        John Adams
                        Samuel A. Baker
                        Oliver P. Ashley
                        Francis Sayre

The Committee appointed for that purpose May 8th 1822 reported a code of Bylaws and ordinances which on motion of Mr. Ashley were unanimously adopted

Resolved That the Clerk procure to be printed one hundred copies of the Bylaws and ordinances for the use of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill

Resolved That the Clerk pay to Nicholas G. Rutgers the sum of one hundred dollars out of the monies in his hand being the amount of damages assessed by reason of the laying out a road in said Village over the lands of the said Nicholas G. Rutgers and Cornelia his Wife—

Moved and carried to adjourn without day

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                  Jas. Powers, President

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 At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held June 18, 1822

Present           James Powers
                        Samuel A. Baker
                        Oliver P. Ashley
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved  That John Edsell be and he is hereby appointed a fireman in the fire company now in the Village of Catskill.

Resolved That Messrs. Adams, Ashley, Baker and Sayre be a committee to Examine the buildings in said Village in order to discover whether the requisite number of fire buckets are furnished and made of such materials as is required and to report deficiences.

Resolved That James Powers & Oliver P. Ashley be a committee to Examine and adjust the accounts of Francis Sayre with the Trustees, and that they be also a committee on the part of the Trustees to make a new contract with the President & directors & Co of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road

Moved & carried to adjourn to 22d Inst. 9 oclock A.M.

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                  Jas. Powers, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill June 22, 1822 Pursuant to adjournment

Present           Jas. Powers
                        Oliver P. Ashley
                        Samuel A. Baker
                        Francis Sayre

The committee appointed the 18th Inst. to Examine & adjust the accounts of Francis Sayre reported a balance due from him of two hundred Eighty six 97/100 dollars for which he gave a note, which note together with all notes in his hands were placed by the Trustees in the hands of James Pinckney treasurer

Resolved, That Mr. Elisha Meiggs be allowed the sum of twenty dollars per Annum for the priviledge of using water from the acqueduct wells or reservoir in said Village by the Fire company in case of fire & to wash the fire Engine so long as the said wells or reservoir shall be supplied with water payable on the first day of May in Each Year

Adjourned without day—

Jas. Powers, President                                                F. Sayre, Clk.

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1822

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held July 15, 1822

Present           James Powers
                        John Adams
                        S. A. Baker
                        Oliver P. Ashley
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved that a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village be notified to be held at the Courthouse in said Village on Monday 29th Inst. at 4 oclock P.M. to take into consideration the propriety of relinquishing the contract between the Village and the Albany and Greene turnpike Company

Jas. powers, President                                                F. Sayre, Clk. 

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At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Courthouse July 29, 1822 pursuant to legal notice it was Resolved, That the Trustees of said Village are hereby authorized to rescind the Contract Existing between said Village and the Albany and Greene Turnpike Company Provided that the inhabitants of said Village shall be permitted at all times during the Existence of said Albany and Greene turnpike Company to pass through the Gate which may be kept between said Village and the Village of Athens—

Resolved that the Clerk notify a meeting of the inhabitants to be held at this place on the 19th day of August next at 4 oclock P.M. to take into consideration the propriety of voting to raise a sum of money to repair the street running from main street to the Catskill Creek beginning at the corner of Mr. Rufus Runnel’s house—

It was also Resolved that Whereas the Trustees of said Village did on the 13 day of June 1822 pay to Mr. Nicholas G. Rutgers the sum of one hundred dollars out of the moneys in their hands belonging to the corporation being the damages assessed to the said Nicholas G. Rutgers & Cornelia his Wife for a road laid out through their land in said Village, that this meeting do approve of and confirm the said payment of one hundred dollars as aforesaid—

Jas. Powers, President                                                F. Sayre, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held August 15, 1822

Present           James Powers
                        John Adams
                        Samuel A. Baker
                        Oliver P. Ashley
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved, That the Clerk publish the necessary notice for a meeting of the inhabitants of said Village to be held at the Courthouse in said Village on the 2nd day of September next, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of raising a sum of money by tax to flag the side walks and pave the gutters in main street from the store occupied by Mr. George Hawley to the house of Mr. John C. Johnston on both sides of said street—

Moved to adjourn without day—

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                  Jas. Powers, Presnt. 

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At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Courthouse Aug. 19, 1822 pursuant to legal notice,

It was moved and carried that Thomas Hale Esq. be President pro tem

Moved and carried to adjourn to the first Monday in May next—

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                  Thomas Hale, President pro tem

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1822

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Courthouse pursuant to legal notice the following preamble and resolution were passed (viz)

Whereas the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill do believe that the flagging the side walks and paving the gutter on both sides of the main street beginning at the Corner of George Hawleys Store and at the lot opposite thereto in possession of  Isaac Race and Extending to the south east corner of the dwelling house occupied by John C. Johnston on the west side of Main street and to the south west corner of the dwelling house occupied by the widow of Mr. Tertulles Ludington on the East side of said street, would be a beneficial and permanent improvement in said Village as well to the inhabitants generally as to the owners of the Lots in from of which the improvement is to be made, and Whereas it is estimated that there are about three thousand seven hundred and seventy Eight feet Exclusive of the road which intersect the said main street, which if the side walks are flagged with good hard brick, and the Gutters paved with round stone would cost at the rate of twelve 50/100 dollars for every thirty feet making in all the sum of one thousand five hundred & seventy five dollars or thereabouts.

Therefore Resolved that a sum not Exceeding one thousand five hundred & seventy five dollars be raised by tax to defray the expense of flagging the side walk and paving the gutters in main street be assessed and that the Trustees cover the assessor of said village to assess a sum not Exceeding one thousand five hundred & seventy five dollars as aforesaid in the manner directed in and by the act Entitled “an act to amend the act Entitled an act to Vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene passed April 12, 1822—

Moved and carried to adjourn without day—

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                  Jas. Powers, President

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At the Annual meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill duly notified and held at the Courthouse on Monday May 5, 1823—The following Resolutions were passed, after which the meeting proceeded to the Election of officers for the Ensuing Year and the persons whose names are below were declared to be Elected to fill the several offices—

            Resolved, That the sum of one hundred forty three dollars & twenty two cents be paid out of the Treasury to defray the Expenses of Paving and flagging the lots of those persons who paid their assessment under the tax voted at a meeting September 2, 1822 and whose Lots have not been Flagged or paved.

            Resolved that three per cent on one thousand Eight hundred ninety nine dollars & fifty one cents be allotted to Egbert Bogardus as Collector of said Village for the past Year—

            Resolved That one per Cent be allowed to James Pinckney on all monies received and paid out by him during the past year as Treasurer—

            Resolved That the sum of Twenty five dollars be Allowed to Francis Sayre as a compensation for his services as Clerk to the Board of Trustees during the past Year—

            Resolved that B. W. Dwight & Ezra Hawley Esquires be a committee to Examine & audit the accounts of the Trustees for the past Year—

            The following persons were then declared duly Elected

For Trustees                            For Assessors                         James Pinckney, Treasurer
Thomas Hale                          Henry McKinstry                  Egbert Bogardus, Collector
Henry Ashley                        William Seaman
Jacob Van Orden                   Appolo Cooke
Peter Breasted
Francis Sayre

            F. Sayre, Clk.                                      Jas. Powers, President

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 1823

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill May 9, 1823

Present          Thomas Hale
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        Peter Breasted
                        Francis Sayre

Thomas Hale Esq. was Elected President of the Board & Francis Sayre was appointed Clerk—

On motion of Mr. Van Orden, the following duties were assigned to the respective Trustees in case of fire (viz) Mr. Ashley to have charge of the fire Engine & apparatus—Messrs Van Orden & Sayre to form lines for passing water & Messrs Hale and Breasted to take charge of property which may be Exposed to injury or to be purloined at any such fire—

Resolved, That the Treasurer and Collector be required severally to give a Bond for two thousand dollars for the faithful performance of their respective duties—

Adjourned to 15th Inst 2 oClock P.M.

F. Sayre, Clk                                       Thomas Hale, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill May 15, 1823—

Present           Thomas Hale
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        Henry Ashley
                        Peter Breasted
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved, That Thomas Hale be and he is hereby appointed Overseer of highways for district number one in said Village and that he be allowed one dollar & fifty cents per day for every day he may be actually Employed as such overseer—

            Adjourned without day—

F. Sayre, Clk.                                      Thomas Hale, Pret. 

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1823

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill August 6, 1823

Present          Thomas Hale
                        Henry Ashley
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        Peter Breasted
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved on motion of Mr. Ashley that a Meeting of the Inhabitants be notified to be held at the Courthouse on the 25th Inst. at 3 OClock P.M. to take into consideration the propriety voting a tax to be levied for repairing and improving the street running from the store of William Pullan to the Catskill creek—adjourned without day—

F. Sayre, Clk.                                      Thomas Hale, Pret.

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1823

[Printed notice of meeting]:  Notice, is hereby given, that a meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill will be held a the court House in the said village on Monday the 25th day of August inst. at three o’clock in the afternoon ???, for the purpose of voting a tax be raised to repair and complete the street paving by the store of Mr. William Pullan on the main street to the Catskill creek

            Thomas Hale, Pres. Trustees

            August 12, 1823

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, held the courthouse in said Village on August 25, 1823 pursuant to legal notice, it was Resolved, That Messrs. James Powers & Ezra Hawley be a committee to audit the accounts of the Trustees previous to the next annual meeting—

Resolved That Messrs. James Powers, John Adams, Benjamin W. Dwight, Robert Dorlon & Garret Abeel be a committee to collect and ascertain all the facts relative to the laying out the street or alley from Main Street by the house of Mr. William Pullan to the Catskill creek, and that the said committee submit such facts to the opinion of one or more Professional Gentleman and obtain his or their opinion upon the same—

Moved and carried to adjourn to Monday the 6th day of October next to three O.Clock P.M. at the Courthouse—                          
                                    Thomas Hale
F. Sayre, Clk.             J. Van Orden
                                    P. Breasted

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Catskill October 6, 1823

Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village pursuant to adjournment.

            The committee appointed at the meeting of 25th Aug. laid before the meeting the facts collected by them in relation to the laying out the Street by the house of Mr. William Pullan without having submitted the same to any professional Gentleman and after sometime spent thereon by the meeting it was Resolved that a notice of an adjournment of this meeting to Monday 13th Instant at 2 O.Clock in the afternoon of that day at the Courthouse be inserted in the Catskill Recorder and that said notice specify as nearly as may be the object of said meeting.

            The meeting was thereupon on motion adjourned to Monday Oct. 13th at 2 OClock P.M.

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                Thomas Hale
                                                                        J. Van Orden
                                                                        P. Breasted

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 Catskill  October 13, 1823

Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village pursuant to adjournment and notice.  On Motion of Mr. Dorlon the following resolution was passed (viz)

Resolved, That the street or alley running from main Street to the Catskill Creek by the house of Mr. William Pullan belongs to the Village of Catskill.  It was also further Resolved That Messrs. William Seaman, Benjamin W. Dwight & Hezekiah Thayer be a committee to make an Estimate of the Expense of repairing said street or alley and constructing a sewer through the same and that they report to the next adjourned meeting—

The meeting was then adjourned to the 27th Oct. Inst. at 2 OClock P.M. at the Courthouse—

F. Sayre, Clk.                                                 Thomas Hale
                                                                        J. Van Orden
                                                                        P. Breasted 

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Catskill  October 27, 1823

Meeting of the Inhabitants pursuant to adjournment and notice—

The committee appointed at the meeting of the 13th Inst. made the following report (viz)

The committee appointed by the

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Inhabitants to Examine the State of the Road and Sewer leading from main street alone Mr. William Pullan’s Lot to the Catskill Creek, and the Expense and best mode of putting the same in complete repair         Report

That in their opinion it would be Expedient to Erect a Substantial underground stone sewer sufficient to carry the water at all times.  That any repair short of this would be useless.  That Sewers made of wood are of short duration and Ultimately more Expensive.  That a sewer five feet wide and four feet high in the clear from the bottom to the crown of the arch would be sufficient for all the purposes.  They further Report That all the sewers in the Village have board bottoms, and that this material is by some deemed to be sufficiently durable, of the correctness of this opinion Your committee are not fully satisfied, as no Sewers of the description within their knowledge have been built sufficiently long to prove the correctness.  Your committee have therefore Estimated the Expense of a Sewer of the above dimensions with a bottom of long flat stones to Extend across the sewer and under the side walls, which Expense they believe may be fairly Estimated as follows.

Side walls two feet thick, arch one foot six inches thick

Whole length of sewer 246 feet, will require

208 mason’s Rods of Stone, which with Expense of

Laying the same say 14/- per Rod wants be                                      $364.00

1.584 feet of Stone for bottom @ 9¢                                                       142.56

Expense of 2 wings each 6 feet at west end of Sewer                          36.00

Expense of connecting sewer with the one crossing main street      14.00

Extra Expense of laying bottom                                                               14.00

Excavation and forming Road                                                                 100.00

                                                                                                                     $670.56

The Extra expense of Stone bottom is Estimated at $132.56 leaving the Expense of Sewer, in all other respects the same as above described but with a board bottom at $538—It was thereupon Moved and carried That the sum of Five hundred dollars be raised by tax for the purpose of defraying the Expense of repairing said street or alley and constructing a sewer through the same conformably to the Report of the Committee with a Stone bottom

            Moved and carried to adjourn without day

                                                             Thomas Hale
                                    Francis Sayre  Peter Breasted            Trustees 

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held November 10th 1823

Present          Thomas Hale
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        Peter Breasted
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved that the assessors be directed to assess on the Inhabitants and owners of Real Estate the sum of Five hundred dollars, being the sum authorized by a vote of the Inhabitants at a meeting held October 27, 1823—

A Warrant was accordingly made out and placed in the hands of the said Assessors

F. Sayre, Clk.                                      Thomas Hale, President

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At a Meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill March 10, 1824

Present           Thomas Hale
                        Henry Ashley
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        Peter Breasted
                        Francis Sayre

Whereas John P. Decker being bound by his Enlistment in a uniform company to do Militia duty and he having prayed to be discharged from serving as a fireman in the fire company in this Village, Therefore Resolved that his prayer be granted and he accordingly discharged—

Resolved That Caleb Day be and his is hereby appointed a fireman in the fire company now in the Village & that the Clerk give him a certificate of his appointment

F. Sayre, Clk.                                      Thomas Hale, President

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1824

At the annual meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Courthouse in said village on the third day of May 1824 the following resolutions were passed (viz)

Resolved, That the report of the Trustees respecting the receipts & Expenditures together with the present state of the fund, be and the same is here accepted and approved—

Resolved, That one per cent be allowed the Treasurer on all monies received and disbursed by him during the Year Ending on the date hereof—

Resolved, That three per cent be allowed to the Collector on all monies collected by him during the Year last past—

Resolved, That the sum of Twenty five dollars be allowed to F. Sayre for his services as Clerk to the board of Trustees—

Resolved, That Messrs. James Powers & Ezra Hawley be auditors to Examine the accounts of the Trustees preparatory to their being Exhibited to the next annual meeting—

Resolved, That so much of the Resolution passed at a Village meeting held October 27, 1823 as is obligatory on the trustees to have the sewer to be constructed through the street or alley leading from main street along the lands of William Puttan [Pullan] & William Seaman to the Catskill creek made with a stone bottom be rescinded, and that the said sewer be constructed in the manner the trustees shall deem most Expedient—

The meeting then proceeded to ballot for officers for the Ensuing Year when the following persons were declared duly Elected to fill the following offices, (to wit)

Trustees                                              Assessors                    James Pinckney, Treasurer

Thomas Hale                                      Henry McKinstry       Egbert Bogardus, Collector
Samuel A. Baker                                Jacob Van Orden
Peter Breasted                                    Apollo Cooke
Peter T. Mesick                     
Francis Sayre

                                    Thomas Hale  }
                                    P. Breasted      }  Trustees
                                    J. Van Orden   }

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1824

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held May 10th 1824

Present          Thos. Hale
                        S. A. Baker
                        P. Breasted
                        P. T. Mesick
                        F. Sayre

Thos. Hale Esqr. was elected President of the board & P. T. Mesick was appointed Clerk—

On motion of Mr. Sayre, the following duties were assigned to the several Trustees (viz).  Messrs. Hale & Breastead to take charge of property.  Messrs. Baker & Sayre form lines & P. T. Mesick to take charge of Ladders & fire works.

            Adjourned to 12th Inst. P. M.

P.T. Mesick, Clerk                                         Thomas Hale, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held pursuant to adjournment May 12, 1824

Present          Thomas Hale
                        Samuel A. Baker
                        Peter Breasted
                        Peter T. Mesick
                        Francis Sayre

Resolved that Samuel A. Baker be and he is hereby appointed Overseer of highways for district number one in said Village and that he be allowed one Dollar & fifty cents per day for every day he may be actually employed as such overseer,

Resolved, That the Treasurer and collector be requested severally to give bond for their faithful performance of their respective duties.

            Adjourned without day—

Peter T. Mesick, Clerk                                   Thomas Hale, Pres.

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1825

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held Feby 22nd 1825

Present          Thomas Hale
                        Saml. A. Baker
                        Peter Breasted
                        Peter T. Mesick

It was Resolved that the following accounts be audited & allowed (viz)

            Samuel A. Baker        $1371.06
            Peter T. Mesick              111.02½
                                
           $1482.08½

          Adjourned without day.

P. T. Mesick, Clerk                                        Thomas Hale, Pres.

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1825

At the annual meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, held at the Court House in the said Village on the second day of May 1825, pursuant to legal notice the following resolutions were passed (viz)

Resolved that one pr. cent be allowed the Treasurer on all monies received and disbursed by him during the year last past

Resolved, That five pr. cent be allowed to the Collector on all money collected by him during the year last past

Resolved, That the sum of twenty dollars be allowed to each of the Trustees for their services for the year last past—

Resolved, That the Trustees elect notify a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill for the Purpose to raise money to procure one or more fire Engines and also build one or more Cisterns in such parts of the Village as will be necessary.

Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to Enquire respecting the number of Engines necessary & the costs &c--& report to the next meeting, and that Orrin Day, William Seaman & Francis Sayre be said Committee.

The meeting then proceeded to ballot for officers for the Ensuing year when the following persons were declared duly Elected to fill the following offices (To wit)

For Trustees                            Assessors                               
James Powers                         Henry McKinstry
John Adams                            Robert Dorlin            
Jacob Van Orden                    William Seaman        
James Cole                                                                 James Pinckney, Treasurer

Mathew D. Van Loan                                                 Egbert Bogardus, Collector

            Peter T. Mesick, Clerk                       Thomas Hale, Pres. 

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1825

At  a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held May 20th 1825

Present           James Powers
                        John Adams
                        James Cole
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

James Cole was Elected president of the board and M. D. VanLoan Clk—

Resolved on motion of Mr. Van Orden that a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill be held at the Court house in said Village on Wednesday 17th May at 2 ock P.M. for the purpose of Voting a tax to be raised for the purpose to raise money to procure one or more engines, also to one or more cisterns & also to purchase a lot and to erect suitable buildings thereon for the preservation of said Engines

                        adjourned to Saturday May 4th 4 ock P.M.

M. D. VanLoan, Clk                                       James Cole, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held May 8, 1825

Present           James Powers
                        John Adams
                        James Cole
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that the following duties be assigned to the respective trustees in case of fire in said Village viz James Cole to take charge of the fire Hook & Ladders and give directions to the fire company.  Jacob Van Orden & M. D. VanLoan to form lines for passing water & supplying engines.  Mssrs. Powers & Adams to take charge of property exposed to injury or to be purloined at any fire.

Resolved Mssrs. Cole & Adams be a committee to revise the by laws & ordinances & make a report thereon at next meeting.

Resolved that the treasurer & Collector give a bond in the penalty of two thousand Dollars for the faithfull performance of their respective duties.

Resolved that the trustees take the number of taxable inhabitants in the Village of Catskill  Mr. Powers from the point, to Mr. Coles shop including the same.  Mr. Coles from his shop to A.C. Halls store.  Mr. Adams from Mr. Halls store to Mr. McKinstrys, from McKinstrys to Mr. G. Hawley, Mr. Van Orden west of Mr. Hawleys, M.D. VanLoan.

Resolved that the persons taking the number of the taxable inhabitants, examine the building in said Village & report whither the requisite number of fire buckets are furnished and made of proper materials, and report deficiencies

Moved & carried to adjourn to Wednesday May 11th 1825 2 ock

M.D. VanLoan, Clk                                                    James Cole, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held pursuant to adjournment

Present           James Cole
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

            adjourned without day 

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1825

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill pursuant to legal notice

Present           James Cole
                        John Adams
                        James Powers
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

The Committee appointed to enquire respecting the number of Engines necessary & the cost &c not being prepared to report it was moved & carried to adjourn to meet at the court house in said Village on Monday May 30th at 2 ock P.M. & that the Clerk cause a Notice of the meeting to be published in the Catskill Recorder

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                      James Cole  [President]

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At a Meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held pursuant to adjournment May 30, 1825

Present           John Adams                Pres. pem.
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

The Committee appointed to enquire respecting the number of Engines necessary & the probable cost &C       report that the sum of Twenty Two Hundred & fifty will be about the Sum necessary to raise viz    

$1200

Engines

600

Hose

200

Reservoir

250

House & Lot

$2250

 

Resolved that a sum not Exceeding Twenty Two Hundred & fifty be raised for the purpose of purchasing two or more Engines the necessary hose &c for constructing one or more reservoirs, and preparing a suitable plan for securing the said Engines.

Resolved that the Trustees negotiate with the Supervisors for room under the Court House for Engines &C

Resolved that the Sum of Three Hundred & Twenty five be assessed upon the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill for the purpose of paying & Discharging the debts against said Village.                                   Adjourned

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                      James Cole

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held June 10th 1825

Present           James Cole
                        James Powers
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        John Adams
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that James Cole be and he is hereby appointed overseer of highways for the Village of Catskill and that he be allowed one Dollar & fifty Cents per day for Every day he be actually employed as such overseer.

Resolved that all by laws made prior to 30th May 1825 be repealed.                       Adjourned

M. D. Van Loan, Clk.                                     James Cole

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 At a Meeting of the Trustees held June 20th 1825

Present           James Cole
                        John Adams
                        James Powers
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Whereas complaint hath been made to the Trustees of the Village of Catskill that the chimney and fire place in the  house at the lower end of the Village commonly called the Hull house and now occupied by Henry Speis, David Hamlin and others is in a dangerous situation, and exposes the building to fire and the ajoining buildings and

Whereas the president and a majority of the said Trustees have examined the Said chimney & fire place and find that the same are in the situation as to fire as above mentioned, and notice having been given to the occupants of said house to put the said Chimney & fire place in sufficient repair so as to be made safe against fire by early on Monday morning the 20 Instant, and whereas the said notice of said president hath not been complied with and the said Chimney and fireplace remain unrepaired therefore be it ordained by the Trustees of the Village of Catskill that the president be & hereby is authorized & required to employ Some person or persons to enter into said dwelling house and to take down the chimney in the said house and the fireplace therein doing as little damage to the said building in performing said labour as may be necessary to enforce this ordinance.

                                                James Cole, Prst.

Resolved that the assessors be directed to assess inhabitants of the Village of Catskill & non residents

Resolved that the assessors be directed to assess on the inhabitants and owners of real estate the Sum of Twenty Two Hundred & fifty dollars being the sum authorized by a vote of the inhabitants for the purpose of purchase Engines, Hose, building reservoirs, &C, also the Sum of Three Hundred and Twenty five dollars being the sum authorized by a Vote of the inhabitants at a meeting held 30th May 1825—for the purpose of paying & discharging the Village debts—A warrant was accordingly made out and placed in the hands of the assessors to raise the sum of Twenty Five hundred & Seventy five dollars

            M.D. Van Loan, Clk.                          James Cole, Prest.

Be it ordained by the Trustees of the Village of Catskill that no person or persons shall deposit or leave standing any stove or stoves, or stove pipe, in any of the Streets or alleys, or the side walks, in the said Village under the penalty of Two dollars for Every Six hours the same shall remain, after notice to remove the same from the president or any one of the Trustees, and it shall not be lawfull for any person or persons to leave his Waggon, Cart, or Sled, standing (when not in use) in main Street, under the penalty of one Dollar to be recovered and applied in the manner directed in and by the act entitled and (sic) act to amend the act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the Village of Catskill in the County of Green passes March 14th 1806      passed April 12th, 1822

M. D. Van Loan, Clk.                                     James Cole

                                                See book bye laws

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At a meeting of the Trustees held June 25th 1825

Present           James Cole
                        James Powers
                        John Adams
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that the President issue Licenses to the Butchers residing in the Village to Sell Meat at the public Market in the Village of Catskill.

Resolved that each Butcher pay Five dollars for his license to sell meat

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                      James Cole

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held July 18th 1825

Present           James Cole
                        James Powers
                        John Adams
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that William Seaman be requested to purchase Two Engines & necessary Hose for the Village of Catskill & that he be paid for his time & trouble out of the funds of the Village

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                      James Cole

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held Aug. 12th 1825

Present           James Cole
                        John Adams
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

on Motion of Mr. Van Orden it was resolved that Mr. Calvin P. May be appointed a fireman in the fire company now in the Village of Catskill and that the Clerk give him a certificate of his appointment

                        adjourned

                                                                        James Cole, Prst.
                                                                        M. D. VanLoan, Clk.

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held August 20th 1825

Present           Jacob Van Orden
                        John Adams
                        M. D. Van Loan

on Motion of Mr. Van Orden Resolved that William Stanton be appointed a fireman in the fire company now in the Village of Catskill and that the Clerk given him a certificate of his appointment.

                                                                        James Cole
                                                                        M. D. Van Loan, Clk.

Resolved that (blank) Rogers be appointed a fireman in the fire company how in the Village of Catskill and that the Clerk give him a certificate of his appointment

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                      James Cole

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held 4th October 1825

Present           James Cole
                        James Powers
                        John Adams
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Moved and second that Mssrs. Adams & Powers be a committee to confer with the supervisors of the County fro room under the Court house for securing Engines Hose &c

Moved and second that the secratry be authorized (in case the supervisors grant the above request) to open & prepare the room under the court house for securing the Engines, Hose &c                                           adjourned                                James Cole

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held 25th October 1825

Present           James Cole
                        James Powers
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that David Stratton be employed to cover the drain running from the head of Bridge Street so far as the same is now uncovered.

M. D. Van Loan, Clk.                                     James Cole, Prest.

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held Dec. 19th 1825

Present           James Cole
                        James Powers
                        John Adams
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that the underneath written be and are hereby appointed firemen to Engine No. 2, viz

Jacob Van Orden

Hiram Cumfort

Peter Breasted

Stephen Haight

George Boyd

William Dumond

Tunas W. Weed

Elisha Meiggs

Joseph Penfield

Calvin Whapkes

Eber Scott

Joseph Bigelow

Alvin Clark

B. L. Buckingham

Charles Jenks

David Stratton

Sam L. Penfield

Michael Conover

James Davids

James Goff

Curtis Graham

Raymond Starr

George Hanley

John Bogardus Jr.

Resolved that the following persons be and are hereby appointed firemen to Engine No. 3 viz

Francis Sayre

Jacob Van Voorhis

Horace We???

Wm. H. Wey

John Etsell

Sam Davis

Jeremiah Althisun

N. G. Elliot

A. Porter

Daniel Morris

A. Gilliam

William Stanton

C. P. May

Leonard Kinsley

William Weden

B. F. Weden

Alfred A. Hinman

Francis N. Wilson

S. A. Baker

Matthew Goetchins

James G. Elliot

Anthony Armstrong

Egbert B. Hartford

Judson Wilcox

Resolved that one pair of wheels suitable to remove Ladder & hook be provided for the use of the Hook & Ladder Company       

M. D. Van Loan, Clk.                                                 James Cole

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held Dec. 30th 1825

Present           James Cole
                        James Powers
                        John Adams
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that the penalty or penalties which maybe incurred by any member of either of the Engine companies for Violating any of the by laws regulating the duties of such members is hereby appropriated to the benefit of such company and whenever such penalty shall be incurred and collected the same to be applied to the Use of such company in such manner as a majority shall by Vote determined.       passed

Resolved that the respective Engine companies in said Village may Elect by ballot a Treasurer to each of said companies.           

 ???                   James Cole
                         M. D. Van Loan, Clk.

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held Jany (blank) 1826

[Present]        James Cole
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        John Adams

Resolved that the president be authorized to draw from the treasury & transmit to P. F. Laquer of New York, Two hundred & Ninety five dollars being the amount of Seller & Pennoyers bill have contracted for by Mr. Seaman for the Village of Catskill

M. D. Van Loan, Clk.                                                 James Cole, Prst.

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 At a Meeting of the Trustees held Jany 14th 1826

Trustees         James Cole
                        John Adams
                        Jacob Van Orden
                        M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that we comply with the state road commissions request & furnish them with a map of the Village of Catskill & that John Van Vechten be employed to make the necessary surveys & map

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                                  James Cole, Prst.

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held March 10th 1826

Trustees Present                   James Cole
                                                James Powers
                                                Jacob Van Orden
                                                M. D. VanLoan

On Motion of Mr. Powers, Resolved that the dirt & manure on the side & gutters of Main Street be caused to be put in heaps & then removed from said Street

Resolved that M. D. VanLoan superintend the collecting & Removing the dirt & manure in Main Street

M. D. VanLoan, Clk                                                   James Cole, Prest.

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Meeting of the Trustees held March 13th 1826

Trustees Present       James Cole
                                    Jacob Van Orden
                                    James Powers
                                    M. D. VanLoan

On Motion, Resolved that the president be and his is hereby authorized to purchase a New Pall for the use of the Village.

Resolved that Matthew D. VanLoan be and he is hereby appointed as member of the Hook & ladder company.

M. D. VanLoan, Clk                                                   James Cole, Pret.

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held March 16th 1826

Trustees Present       James Cole
                                    Jacob Van Orden
                                    James Powers
                                    John Adams
                                    M. D. VanLoan

Mr. B. W. Dwight presented a petition to surpress gambling Houses, Tipling Houses &c

Resolved that an ordinance be passed to surpress Riots, quarreling & noisy conduct in said Village

Resolved that an ordinance be passed to surpress gaming Houses and other instruments and devices used for the purpose of gambling.

Resolved that an ordinance be passed to surpress Billiard Tables.

Resolved that Mr. Van Orden & Van Loan be a committee to draft the above ordinances.

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held March 20, 1826

Trustees Present       James Cole
                                    James Powers
                                    M. D. VanLoan

Resolved that Mr. Smith be paid Thirteen Hundred & Eighty Dollars for Two Engines contracted for by Mr. Seaman for the Use of the Village

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                                  James Cole, Prest.

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At the annual Meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House in said Village on the first day of May 1826 pursuant to notice

Resolved that the Collector be allowed five per cent on all money collected by him during the year past

Resolved that one per cent be allowed the Treasurer on all money received & disbursed by him during the last year

Resolved that Twenty dollars be allowed each of the Trustees for their service for the last year

Resolved that the account be accepted as viewed by the Trustees

The meeting then proceeded to ballot for officers for the ensuing year when the following persons where declared duly elected to fill the following offices (to wit)

Trustees

John Adams

Assessors

William Seaman

 

Apollas Cooke

 

Robert Dorlen

 

Jacob Van Orden

 

William Van Bergen

 

Peter Breasted

Treasurer

James Pinckney

 

Hiram Comfort

Collector

Egbert Bogardus

M. D. VanLoan, Clk.                                                  James Cole, Prest.

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1826

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill May 3rd 1826

Present           John Adams
                        Jacob V. Orden
                        P. Breasted
                        Apollas Cooke

John Adams was Elected President of the board of Trustees and A. Cooke was appointed Clerk—

Resolved that the board adjourn to meet the 4 May 

                                                John Adams, Prest.

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May 4, 1826    a meeting of the Trustees was held pursuant to adjournment

Present           John Adams
                        Peter Breasted
                        Hiram Comfort
                        J. Vn Orden
                        Appolos Cooke

Resolved that Vn Orden  Adams and Cooke be a Committee to revise the bye Laws and ordinances of the Village and report at a future meeting—

Resolved that the treasurer and Collector give bonds respectively in the Sum of two Thousand Dollars for the faithful performance of their respective duties—

Resolved that Mssrs. Comfort and Breasted procure a safe place for the fire Hooks and Ladders belonging to the Village—

Resolved that the board adjourn to meet at A. Cookes office on Monday the 8th Inst. at 5 olk P.M.—

                                                John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village at the office of Apollas Cooke July 1, 1826

Present           John Adams
                        J. Vn Orden
                        Peter Breasted
                        Hiram Comfort
                        Apollos Cook

Resolved that Adams & Cooke be a committee to Settle the old accounts of E. Bogardus Collector with the Village—

                                                John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill at the office of A. Cooke July 11th 1826

Present           John Adams
                        J. Vn. Orden
                        Peter Breasted
                        Hiram Comfort
                        A. Cooke

A petition from a great number of the inhabitants of the Village being presented and duly considered, it was

Resolved on motion of A. Cooke that the ordinance of the Trustees passed June 22, 1825 relating to the Village market &c be repealed—

A. F. Weeden having offered his resignation as a fireman in Capt. Francis Sayres Company, Engine No. 3,

Resolved that the said resignation be accepted, and Timothy P. Brace be appointed a fireman to fill the Vacancy in Said Company which has thus occurred

            Adjourned without Day                                  John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of this Village at the office of a. Cooke July 21, 1826

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    A. Cooke
                                    P. Breasted
                                    H. Comfort

Resolved that the ordinance passed this day relating to the Village Market be published in the Catskill Recorder of next week—

Resolved the account of  J. W. Gleason of Nine Dollars for rent of Building for Engines be paid—                                                             John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village at the office of A. Cooke Sept. 4, 1826—

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    A. Cooke
                                    P. Breasted
                                    J. Vn Orden
                                    H. Comfort

Resolved that the president of the board of trustees of the Village Issue Licenses for one year to the following butchers, on their paying five Dollars Each, for the Same.

Viz      J. W. Gleason—Joseph Wight-George Gleason & John Eusell—

                                                                        John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the office of John Adams, November 18, 1826

Present            J. Vn. Orden
                         J. Adams    
                        H. Comfort
                        A. Cooke

Complaint having been made to the trustees of the Village that the old building at the lower end of Main Street commonly Called the Hull house, is in a State of ruin and is very likely to fall, thereby endangering the adjoining buildings—and whereas the President and a majority of the said trustees having examined the said building and find it in the situation as above mentioned, and adjudge it to be a Publick nuisance, and notice having been given to George Clark Esqr. the owner of the reversion of said building, to remove or put the sum in same condition—and whereas the notice of the president hath not been complied with, and the building now remains in the same dangerous state—Therefore be it ordained by the trustees of the Village of Catskill that their President be and he is hereby authorized and required to employ some person or persons to take down the said building and put the tincher Boards &C in the rear of the Lot, doing as little damage to the same in performing said labour as may be necessary to Enforce this Ordinance--                                                          John Adams, Prest. 

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the office of A. Cooke Feby 27, 1827

Present           John Adams
                        A. Cooke
                        Hiram Comfort          
                        Peter Breasted
                       

On motion of A. Cooke Resolved that a meeting of the inhabitants of the Corporation of Catskill be held at the Court house on the 12th day of March next @ 2 oClk P.M. for the purpose of Voting a Tax to raise money to purchase a Lot and erect a public market thereon--                                John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court house pursuant to legal notice on Monday 12th March 1827

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    H. Comfort
                                    A. Cooke
                                    P. Breasted
                                    J. Vn. Orden

The meeting being called for the purpose of Voting a Tax to build a publick market house &c, it was Resolved on motion of Benjamin W. Dwight that the further consideration of this subject be indefinitely postponed—moved & carried to adjourn without day—

                                                                        John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill at the counting room of A. Cooke on the 20th April 1827

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    J. Vn. Orden
                                    P. Breasted
                                    A. Cooke

Resolved on motion of Mr. V.Orden that Wm. Penfield Henry Mieggs and Horace K. Willard be appointed firemen for Engine No. 2 in the place of Charles Ashley and Raymond Starr, removed from the Village and David Stratton, resigned

                                                                        John Adams, Prest.

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At the annual meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court house on the first Monday of May 1827

Resolved that the Collector be allowed five per ct. on all monies collected for the Village during the past year—

Resolved that the Treasurer be allowed one p. ct. on all money deposited with him the last year—

Resolved that the trustees be allowed Twenty Dollars each for Services for the last year—

Resolved that the accounts as exhibited by the trustees be accepted and approved—

The meeting then proceeded to ballot for officers for the Ensuing year, when the following persons were Declared duly Elected to wit

Trustees

John Adams

Assessors

William Seaman

 

Apollos Cooke

 

G. G. Hardenberg

 

Jacob Vn Orden

 

Wm. Vn. Bergen

 

Peter Breasted

Treasurer

James Pinckney

 

Hiram Comfort

Collector

Egbert Bogardus

                                                                                    John Adams, Prest.

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1827

At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill on the (blank) May 1827 at the counting Room of A. Cooke

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    A. Cooke
                                    J. Vn. Orden
                                    P. Breasted
                                    H. Comfort

John Adams was Elected President of the Board and A. Cooke was appointed Clerk—

On motion of Mr. Vn. Orden, Resolved that Apollos Cooke be appointed ????-Master for the Ensuing year--            John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of a board of trustees held at the Counting Room of A. Cooke the 10 Aug. 1827

Present           John Adams
                        H. Comfort
                        P. Breasted
                        A. Cooke

Resolved
that Edger B. Day   Geo. P. Sharp  Thos. C. Atwater    J. Crane    Henry Silleck               Thos. W. Cole   & Tolliver C. Woodruff be appointed firemen for Engine No. 3—

Resolved the all debts due from the corporation may be paid from any money in the Treasury—

Resolved that J. Vn. Orden    P. Breasted      H. Comfort     be a Committee to Lease the Lots in the burying ground to individuals, and to collect the money for said Leases—

                                                                                    John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the counting Room of A. Cooke the 15th Aug. 1827

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    Apollos Cooke
                                    Peter Breasted
                                    Jacob Vn. Orden
                                    Hiram Comfort

Resolved that a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village be notified to be held at the Court house in said Village on the 27th Day of August Instant, at 2 oClock P.M. to take into consideration the propriety of raising money to purchase a proper Scite for an Engine house, erect a house thereon, and to purchase a further Quantity of Hose for the Engines

                                                                                    John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the court house on the 27 day of August 1827 pursuant to Legal Notice to take into consideration the propriety of raising money to purchase a proper Scite for an Engine house, Erect a house thereon and to purchase a Quantity of Hose for the Engines, it was

Resolved that it is expedient to purchase a Lot, Erect a house and purchase Hose for the Engines—

Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to make an estimate of the expence of the aforesaid improvements and report the same at a future meeting

Resolved that J. Vn. Orden    O. Day and h. McKinstrey be said Committee—

Resolved that the meeting adjourn to meet at the court house on the 17th day of Sept next at 2 o,clock P.M.--                                              John Adams, Prest.

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At an adjourned meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court house on the 17th of Sept. 1827 at 2 o,clock P.M. the committee appointed by the meeting on the 27th ultimo having reported that it was expedient to raise the sum of one Thousand Dollars to purchase Lot erect House and purchase Hoses for the Engines, it was

Resolved that a Sum not exceeding one Thousand Dollars be raised by Tax to defray the Expense of purchasing a Scite for an Engine house, erecting a house thereon and purchasing a further Quantity of Hose for the engines and that the trustees cause the assessors of said Village to assess a sum not exceeding one Thousand Dollars as aforesaid in the manner directed in and by the act entitled an act to amend the act written as an act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene passed Apl. 12, 1822

Moved & Carried to adjourn without day                             John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of Trustees of the Village of Catskill on the (blank) Sept 1827

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    J. Vn. Orden
                                    P. Breasted
                                    H. Comfort
                                    A. Cooke

Resolved that the assessors be directed to assess on the Inhabitants and owners of real Estate a Sum to exceeding one Thousand Dollars as authorized by a Vote of the Inhabitants at a meeting held on the 17th Instant.  A Warrant was accordingly made out and placed in the hands of the assessors--                           John Adams, Prst.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill on (blank) Oct. 1827

Trustees Present       John Adams
                                    J. Vn. Orden
                                    H. Comfort
                                    P. Breasted
                                    A. Cooke

Resolved that the President be authorized to contract with Hiram Comfort to build a fire Engine house &c according to his proposals—the said Comfort to be paid five hundred & fifty Dollars for building the same--                         John Adams, Prst.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village held on the 18th aug. 1827

Present           John Adams
                        P. Breasted
                        A. Cooke

Resolved that the clerk issue Certificates to the following Persons that they are Members of the Catskill Hook & Ladder Company No. 1—viz

T.K. Cooke

Henry Hill

James Olmsted

Richard Vn. Dyke

Samuel W. Turner

Wm. Thorn

Peter Vn. Denhay

Wahr. Rulce

Geo. G. Gleason

Charles N .Gleason

John Luritt

Geo. ????

Samuel Chicester

James Vn. Gorden

 

Elisha R. Rudell

James D. Pinckney

 

Alexander Silleck

Judson Wilcox

 

Wm. A. Gardiner

Jonas W. Gleason

 

Truman Hasbrook

 

 

                                                                                    John Adams, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill held on the 3rd May 1828

Present           John Adams
                        Peter Breasted
                        A. Cooke

Resolved that the clerk give Certificates to the following Persons Members of fire Engine Company No. 1--        Caleb C. Breasted       Jacob Vn.Valkenberg     James Powers    Benjamin W. Oakley    Caleb Day    Amos Cornwall    Orrin Day    Wm. Seaman

                                                                                    John Adams, Prest.

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At the annual meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the court house on the first Monday of May 1828

Resolved That the Treasurer be allowed one p.ct. on on (sic) all money Deposited with him the past year

Resolved That the Trustees be allowed Twenty Dollars each for their Services for the last year—

The meeting then proceeded to ballot for officers for the Ensueing  year when the following persons were Duly Elected to wit

Trustees

Henry Ashley

Assessors

Wm. Vn. Bergan

 

Ezra Hawley

 

Wm. Seaman

 

Charles Rogers

 

G. G. Hardenbergh

 

Lewis Benton

Treasurer

James Pinckney

 

Anson Gillum

Collector

Egbert Bogardus

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1828

At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill May 8th 1828

Present           Henry Ashley
                        Ezra Hawley
                        Charles Rodgers
                        Anson Gillum
                        Lewis Benton

The above trustees having duly taken & subscribed the oath required by law Henry Ashley Esq. was duly elected President of the board of Trustees and Lewis Benton appointed Clerk—

                                    Moved & carried to adjourn—

                                                            Henry Ashley, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill on the 9th day of May 1828

Trustees Present       Henry Ashley
                                    Ezra Hawley
                                    Charles Rodgers
                                    Anson Gillum
                                    Lewis Benton

On mo. of Mr. Gillum Ezra Hawley was appointed Road Master for the ensuing year

On mo. of Mr. Hawley, L. Benton was appointed to make out the accounts against Wm. Schuneman & Martin G. Schuneman deceased for taxes on their lands within the corporation taxed as non-resident lands-that he leave the same with the treasurer, & write to the said Wm. & the Executor of the said Martin G.—

On mo. of Mr. Hawley, Mr. C. Rogers Gillum & Benton were appointed a committee to enquire & report how far the bye-law relative to gun Powder is complied with—

                                    On mo. adjourned to the 15th inst—

                                                                        Henry Ashley, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill May 15, 1828

Present           Henry Ashley
                        Ezra Hawley
                        Charles Rodgers
                        Anson Gillum
                        Lewis Benton

Resolved on mo. of Maj. Hawley that the following accounts be audited and allowed—viz.

Elisha Meigs a/c use of water last year

$20.00

George Boyd a/c for fire buckets for Engine No. 2

4.50

Hiram Comfort a/c for services as trustee last year

20.00

Peter Breasted a/c for etc.

20.00

 

$64.00

At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill May 21, 1828

Present           Henry Ashley
                        Ezra Hawley
                        Charles Rodgers
                        Anson Gillum
                        Lewis Benton

The account of Jacob Van Orden for his services as trustee for the last year, vis Twenty dollars, was audited & allowed & ordered paid—

Resolved on mo. of Mr. Gillum that The overseers of Highways for the present year be allowed one dollar & fifty cents per day for his services—

Resolved on mo. of Maj. Hawley, that the Treasurer & Collector for the Village of Catskill give bonds for the faithful performance of their offices &c

Resolved that the following duties be assigned to the respective trustees in case of fire in said village viz           Henry Ashley to take charge of the fire hooks & ladders & give directions to the fire companies--      Ezra Hawley & Anson Gillum to form lines for passing water & supplying water--    Lewis Benton & Charles Rogers to take charge of property exposed to injury or to be purloined at any fire

                                                                        Henry Ashley, Prest.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill June 19, 1828

Present           Ezra Hawley
                        Anson Gillum
                        Charles Rodgers
                        Lewis Benton

on mo. of Ezra Hawley Resolved that Charles Rodgers be President pro tem in the absence of the Hon. Henry Ashley—

on mo. of Ezra Hawley Resolved that David Stratton account against the village for work done on the highway in March & April last, be allowed and paid—viz $29.25

            Resolved that Theodore Depree be appointed a fireman for Engine No. 3 in the place of George P. Sharp removed from the Village & that the clerk give them a certificate of this appointment

                                                            Charles Rodgers, President Pro tem

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill June 30th 1828

Present           Henry Ashley
                        Ezra Hawley
                        Charles Rodgers
                        Anson Gillum
                        Lewis Benton

on mo. of E. Hawley Resolved that is expedient to lay out a road at the “Point” so called, commencing at the south west corner of the Brick store now occupied by Jacob M. Hallenbeck & further that the said road be laid out & that the secretary procure John Van Vechten to survey said road under the direction of the Trustees—

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill August 8, 1828

Present           Henry Ashley
                        Ezra Hawley
                        Charles Rodgers
                        Anson Gillum
                        Lewis Benton

Resolved that a committee of four be appointed to enquire into the probable expence of constructing a cistern to contain 100 hogsheads of water & to build a moveable tub; also to ascertain the Expence of Removing the old Engine House if necessary & of repairing it--& that Mr. Ashley, Hawley, Rodgers, & Gillum be said committee

on mo. Resolved that Hiland Hill Jr. be appointed a fire warden in the place of H. Thayre removed from the place

on mo. Resolved that P. Woods a/c viz $7.50 be allowed & paid—

on mo. Resolved that John M. Donnelly & Jacob Haight be appointed car-men--& Peter T. Mesick a bag-man in the place of Nathan Elliot deceased

on mo. Resolved that John Van Valkingburgh, Charles Beach & Andrew Dewitt be appointed Firemen to Fire Company No. One

on mo. Resolved, that an order on the Treasurer be drawn for Two Hundred dollars in favour of E. Hawley Road Master to be accounted for by him—also  an order for $100

on mo. Resolved that E. Meigs a/c for cistern viz $100. be audited & paid

            Lewis Benton, Secy.

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill November 6th 1828

Present           Ezra Hawley
                        Charles Rodgers
                        Anson Gillum
                        Lewis Benton

It being represented by George M. Kendal that he had in his custody & possession Three Hogs taken up by virtue of the 20th section of the Bye Laws of the Village of Catskill ordered that the said Hogs be advertised and sold agreeably to the provisions of the said Bye Law on the first day of December next--& that Ezra Hawley sign the said advertisement as Pres. Pro. Tem—on account of the absence of the Honorable Henry Ashley—

            Lewis Benton, Secy—

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At a meeting of the trustees of the Village of Catskill November 10th 1828

Present           Charles Rodgers
                        Ezra Hawley
                        Lewis Benton

The following account was presented by E. Hawley; audited & allowed on mo. of L. Benton, to wit—
 

1828

May 24

To paid Elisha Meiggs, Bill work

$19.28

 

May 28

Sayre & Johnston Bill, Lumber

5.79

 

May 29

E. Meiggs, Bill work

21.06

 

June 9

Sayre & Johnston, Bill Lumber

1.81

 

 

 

$47.94

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill April 29, 1829

Present:  E. Hawley, A. Gillum, C. Rodgers, & L. Benton

The following mentioned a/c were audited & allowed March 13, 1829

March 13, 1828  J.C. Johnston

$3.65

June & July 1828  Sayre & Johnston

 4.69

March 23, 1828  Stanton & Johnston

5.00

April 29, 1829  Elisha Meiggs (illegible) water

10.00

August, 1828  Ira Dubois & Co.

4.00

April 29, 1829  A. Gillum

5.25

August 23, 1828  May & Gillum

3.00

April 29, 1828  Wm. Thompson

6.25

Dec. 5, 1827  Ira Canfield

1.50

April 25, 1828  Lewis Benton

5.00

April 29, 1829  Peter Bogardus

8.76

Nov. 22, 1828  C. Faxon

1.80

April 24, 1829  Faxon & Elliot

.75

April 13, 1829  Isaac Race

18.97

April 25, 1829  James David

23.00

April 22, 1829  Moses Washburn

2.50

              Susquehannah Turnpike Co.

17.50

1827  Peter Bogardus a/c gravel

4.52

Resolved that Joel H. Scott & Hiram Bogardus be appointed firemen for Engine No. 2.

Resolved That an order be drawn in favour of Ezra Hawley for one Hundred and Twenty-six 34/100 dollars—

                                                                                    Ezra Hawley, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill May 2nd 1829

Present:  E. Hawley, A. Gillum, C. Rodgers & L. Benton

The following mentioned a/c were audited & allowed.

                        Charles Faxon             a/c       $17.75
                        Joseph Penfield          a/c           4.50
  
                                                                        $22.25

for which Resolved that an order be drawn in favor of E. Hawley—

Wm. Seamans account for training License &C to the amount of $7.75 was audited & an order drawn in his favor for that amount

also to Elisha Meiggs in addition to previous allowances for use of water   $10.00

& that an order for Five dollars be drawn which together with $5 due by him for Lot in Burying ground will balance account

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At the annual meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the court House on the first Monday of May, 1829

Resolved That George G. Hardenbergh, William Seamans & William Van Bergen be allowed fifteen dollars for their services as assessors during the year 1827.

Resolved That the Collector be allowed five per cent on all monies collected for the Village of Catskill during the past year—

Resolved That the Treasurer be allowed one per cent on all monies deposited with him the past year—

Resolved That the Trustees be allowed Twenty dollars each for their services the past year.

The meeting then proceeded to ballot for officers for the ensuing year when the following persons were duly elected

Trustees

Anson Gillum

Assessors

Apollos Cooke

 

Henry McKinstry

 

Horace Willard

 

Judson Wilcox

 

Robert Dorlon

 

Samuel Smith

Treasurer

Hiland Hill, Jr.

 

Ira Dubois

Collector

Egbert Bogardus

                                                                        Ezra Hawley               }
                                                                        Charles Rodgers         }
                                                                        Anson Gillum             }  Trustees
                                                                        Lewis Benton              }

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held May 5, 1829

Present           Samuel Smith
                        Anson Gillum
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

The above Trustees having been duly qualified according to Law.  Samuel Smith was duly elected President of the board and Ira Dubois appointed Clerk

On motion of Anson Gillum Resolved that the Path Master be allowed one dollar & fifty cents per day for his Services

On motion of Judson Wilcox, Ira Dubois was appointed Path Master for the ensuing year

On motion of Henry McKinstry, Resolved that the following accounts be audited and allowed

Charles Rodgers for services as Trustee for

1828

$20.00

Anson Gillum

1828

20.00

Ezra Hawley

1828

20.00

George G. Hardenbergh Wm. Seaman & Wm. Vn. Bergen as Assessors

1827

15.00

Henry Ashley Services as Trustee for 6 mos.

1828

10.00

 

 

$85.00

                                                                                    Samuel Smith, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill May 6, 1829

Present           Samuel Smith, President
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois

Resolved, that for removing the dirt from the street and for sweeping & cleaning the street in front of vacant lots & the intersection of streets leading into Main Street Wm. Thompson shall be paid one dollar & fifty cents per week

A petition was received relating to licensing Butchers and regulating markets which was laid on the table

On motion of H. McKinstry Wm. Thompson was appointed the agent of the corporation to enforce the ordinance respecting swine

Adjourned to meet on the 13 Inst. at 7 o’clock P.M.

            Ira Dubois, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of Saml. Smith May 13, 1829

Present           Saml. Smith, Prest.
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox           
                        Ira Dubois

The board were engaged during the evening in making out the road assessment—made some progress therein, and adjourned to meet again on the 14 Inst. at 7 o’clock P.M.

            Ira Dubois, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the store of S. Smith  

May 14, 1829

Present           Saml. Smith, Prest.
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

On motion, resolved that Lewis Benton’s account for services as Trustee for the pat year be allowed                                                                                                           $20.00

                             deduct A. Benton burying ground lease                         5.00

                                             gave draft on Treas. for bal.                             15.00

Road Tax under consideration-- adjourned to meet again the 15th at 7 o’clock P.M.

            Ira Dubois, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at S. Smiths store may 15, 1829

Present           S. Smith, Pres.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

Road Tax again under consideration—

            Adjourned to meet again on Monday evening

                        Ira Dubois, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Saml. Smith May 18, 1829

Present           Saml. Smith, Presdt.
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois
                        Judson Wilcox

On motion of H. McKinstry it was resolved that an ordinance be passed to License Butchers & regulate markets within the Village of Catskill & that the same go into effect after the 25th Inst.

Resolved that three Butchers may be Licensed in the Village of Catskill at 4$ each & not to exceed four Butchers who may come into the village on the days specified in the ordinance at $2 each per Annum—

On motion of Anson Gillum, James W. Gleason was appointed police constable.

Road Tax again under Consideration when the same road completed—

Ira Dubois, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of Saml. Smith June 11, 1829

Present           S. Smith, Prest.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

Complain having been made of a nuisance on the premises of Andrew Brosnaham it was Resolved that the prest. notify him if the same is not removed the Trustees will impose a penalty of five dollars for every twenty four hours the same shall after sufficient time has been given to remove the same

Resolved the every Grocer to whom the Trustees may or shall hereafter grant a retailing License agreeable to an act passed March 28, 1828, shall pay for the same Eighty dollars for one year from the date of said License.

A petition of several inhabitants of the Village to repeal or modify the Ordinance to prohibit swine from running at Large was presented—and after giving the subject a due consideration it was resolved that the Trustees are firmly of the opinion, that a very Large majority of said Village consider the aforesaid Ordinance to be a just, proper & wholesome regulation and as such they cannot consent to repeal the same

Ira Dubois, Clk.                      Resolved that an ordinance be passed to prohibit dogs from running at large

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith June 18, 1829

Present           Samuel Smith
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

Resolved that Licenses to retail spirituous Liquors be granted to the following persons Viz Chas. B. Gleason, Wm. Wilder, Jas. Van Gorden, Aaron Shepard, Ez. Tinsdail, Ira Dubois & Co., Robert Sole, Samuel Huestiss, George W. Taylor, Eben Nearing, Samuel Dubois, Judson Wilcox, Dimond Barns, Tuzah Buckly, Eben Scott

Resolved that an Ordinance be passed to preserve peace and good order & prevent violent conduct at the point

Ira Dubois, Clerk                                            Samuel Smith, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith,

Present           S. Smith, Prest.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

Resolved that an Ordinance be passed to prohibit persons from throwing dead Cats, Dogs or Any sort of Carrion in the Streets

Resolved that the president give Robert Bailey notice to remove his Barn from the Street,

The annual Report of the Chief Engineer was Received (illegilbe) and accepted

Ira Dubois, Clerk                                            Samuel Smith, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of Saml. Smith July 2, 1829

Present           Saml. Smith, pres.
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois
                        Judson Wilcox

Minutes of the previous meeting Read & approved

Eben Scott having forfeited his license by neglecting to call for the same it was on motion of Henry McKinstry resolved the he now have leave to take the same

The president reported that he had given Robert Bailey a written notice to remove his barn from the Street—

A communication was Recd from Orrin Day remonstrating against his road tax & praying that it be reduced to thirty days—which was laid on the table

The License heretofore made out for Samuel Huestiss was this Evening recinded & destroyed

                                                Board adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                              Samuel Smith, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Samuel Smith July 9, 1829

Present           S. Smith, Prest.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved

Resolved that if Eben Scott does not care for his license previous to the 16th Inst. the same will be annulled

Resolved that Samuel Dubois be prosecuted for an infringement of an ordinance to prosecute the sale of squibs or crackers.

Resolved that a Butchers Licens be granted to Hugh Conner at 4$ per annum to sell meats every day in the week except Sunday provided he moves into the village or on Tuesdays & Fridays provided he does not.

Resolved that Amos Cornwall’s bill for Engine Rent be refered to McKinstry and Gillum with power to settle the same

Resolved that fire Wardens examine into and report at the next meeting of the Trustees agreeably to the 8th Section of the Ordinance regulating the fire department

Ira Dubois, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith July 16, 1829

Present           S. Smith, Pres.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved

The committee appointed to settle with Amos Cornwall for rent of Engine, reported that they had settled the same at $10.00

Resolved that the resignation of Hiland Hill Jr. as Fire Warden  be accepted

Resolved that James Millard be and hereby is appointed Fire Warden in the place of H. Hill , Jr., resigned

Resolved that the resignation of Robert Dorlon as Fire Warden be accepted

Resolved that Samuel Smith be, and hereby is appointed Fire Warden in the place of Robert Dorlon Esqr. Resigned

Resolved that Samual Huestiss License heretofore forfeited by him, be upon his application now granted

                                                Adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                              Samuel Smith, Presdt.

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill July 23rd 1829

Present           Samuel Smith, Prest.
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox
                        Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Elisha L. Bidell applied for a license to sell by retail spirituous liquors to be drank in his establishment, which after due consideration was refused to be granted to him

                                                Adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                              Samuel Smith, Presdt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith July 30, 1829

Present           Saml. Smith, Prst.
                        H. McKinstry
                        A. Gillum
                        Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

Resolved that the President notify Garret Abeel Esqr. that the Flagging in front of some of his buildings on main Street be repaired,

                                                adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                                          Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Augt. 6, 1829

Present           S. Smith, Prest.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois

Minutes of last meeting read & approved.  The President reported that he had notified Garret Abeel to repair his sidewalks & that the same should be complied with—Mssrs Smith & Gillum were appointed a committee to notify Mr. Conover that his sidewalk in front of his shop be flagged.                          Board adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                                          Samuel Smith, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the store of S. Smith

Present                        H. McKinstry, Prest. P.T.
                                      A. Gillum
                                      J. Wilcox
                                      Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved

Resolved that the survey of the Street in front of the Court House and Meeting House be recorded, and also the east line of Water Street

Resolved that an order be drawn in favor of Ira Dubois for one hundred Dollars

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At a meeting of the board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Augt. 20, 1829

Present           Saml. Smith, Prest.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois
                        Judson Wilcox

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved

Resolved that a porcept?? be issued to summon a Jury to assess the damages incurred by the laying out of the Street in front of the Court House & Presbyterian Meeting House and also the extension of Broad Street.

Resolved that the owners or occupants of the property at the head and on the South Side of Main Street have notice to repair the side walk in front of their premises

Resolved that an order be drawn in favor of Hiram Comfort for fifty Dollars

Resolved that an Ordinance be passed to prohibit the burning of Shavings & other combustible materials in any of the Streets, lanes or alleys in said Village

Resolved that the owners or occupants of the land adjoining the Street leading from the Main Street to the Meeting house have notice to remove all encroachments upon said Street

Resolved that Mr. A. C. Hale have notice to repair the flagging in front of his store

                                                Adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                                          Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith, Augt. 27, 1829

Present           S. Smith, Prest.
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that the deficiency of speaking Trumpets and Lamps for the Fire department be supplied

Resolved that a percipt?? be issued to summon a Jury to assess the Damages which the owners of Lands may sustain in consequence of Laying out a street in front of the Presbyterian Meeting house and Court House, and also the Extension of Broad Street

Resolved that the President notify Mr. Ezra Hawley to repair the flagging in front of his House which adjoins Doct. Croswells

                                                Board adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                                          Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Sept. 3, 1829

Present           Saml. Smith
                        H. McKinstry
                        Ira Dubois
                        Anson Gillum
                        Judson Wilcox

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved

Resolved that the following persons have certificates of membership of Hook & Ladder No. 1 Viz Silas H. Barber, Hiram H. Hibbard, Dimon Barnes, & Henry M. Wakeman

That E. Meiggs application for remuneration be deferred until the next meeting,

That Gaylord & Cowan have leave to withdraw their petition for a license,

That George Primes fine be remitted upon his paying Twelve dollars,

That the President apply to Jacob Smith to have him visit Catskill to repair Engines

                                                Adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                                          Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Sept. 10, 1829

Present           S. Smith
                        H. McKinstry
                        Anson Gillum
                        Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that new Suction Hose be procured for Engine No. 1.

That E. Meiggs be allowed ten Dollars for injury done to aqueduct on Botsford Hill

That Jas. Davin have notice to repair his flagging in front of his shops

That the Pres. notify John A. Overbagh, Frederick Overbagh, Jacob Overbagh, John Dubois & John D. Dubois to open the Road leading from Seth Ellicks to John  D. Dubois by the first Day of Sept. 1830

That an order be drawn in favor of David Stratton for Fifty Dollars

That the alterations in Broad Street & Green Alley be recorded

                                                Board Adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                                          Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Sept. 17,1829

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    Anson Gillum
                                    Judson Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that the subject of Nameing Streets be postponed until the next meeting

That Engine No. 1 be supplied with a torch and Lantern & the Chief Engineer a Lantern and that Mr. Gillum be a committee to carry the same into effect

That the application of Gaylord & Cowan for a license be granted upon their paying Eight Dollars

                                                Adjourned to meet at ½ past 6

Ira Dubois  Clk.                                  Samuel Smith   President

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At a Special Meeting held Sept 18, 1829

present                       S. Smith
                                    A. Gillum
                                    Judson Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Resolved that Hiram Comfort & William Seaman have notice to repair the flagging in front of their buildings situated between Isaac Van Loans and Ever Scott’s

                                                Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                 Samuel Smith, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of Saml. Smith Sept. 24, 1829

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    Anson Gillum
                                    Judson Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

Resolved that the Street running at right angles with Main between the dwelling house of A. Cooke & the Lyman Hall house be called “Green Street”, That running from Main St. to Broad St. north of the Lot of  F. Sayre “Livingstone St.”, That leading to Catskill Creek pass the Brewery “Bronson St.”, That leading from Main St. to the Goal “Clark St.”, That between the Catskill Bank & M Croswell “Bridge St.”, That leading to the Presbyterian Meeting house “Howard St.”, That leading to Water St. between A.C. Halls & J. Wilcox’s Store “Liberty St.”, That leading to the Hudson River between the Houses of John Adams and Addison Porter “William St.”, That between the Stores of Croswell & Brace & John Pullan “Canal St.”, That crossing Main St. between the stores of H. McKinstry & A. Cornwall & extending up the Hill past Mrs. Botsfords “Thompson St.”, That leading to the creek past the Episcopal Church “Church St.”,  That leading to the Burying Ground between the Store house & Mr. Hicks “Spring Alley”, That leading from Main to Water St. between the Houses of Saml. L. Penfield & John Bogardus “Union St.”, That leading from Main to Bridge St. past the House of Jacob Van Orden Esqr. “Water St.”,  That leading from Bridge to Green St. parallel with Main St. “Hill Street”, That leading from William St. to the Albany & Greene Turnpike in front of the Court House “Franklin Street”, and that the Clerk cause the above names to be affixed to their respective Streets.

That Caleb Elmore be and hi is hereby appointed Sexton of this village

That the President and Clerk ascertain the probable expense of a supply Tub for the fire department

That H. McKinstry & Anson Gillum be a committee to confer with David F. Lester upon the subject of his encroachments upon the Streets

That Jonas W. Gleason’s act. amounting to $3.00 be paid

“   James Winans act. for work done upon highway in 1827 amounting to $2.00 be paid

“   An order be drawn on Treasurer in favor of Ira Dubois for one hundred & twenty Dollars

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, President

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Oct. 1, 1829

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    Anson Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved—

Resolved that a committee be appointed to contract with some person for the construction of a portable Resevoir or supply Tub for the fire Department and that the President & Clerk be said Committee—

That the Clerk be authorized to purchase the necessary implements for the use of the sexton—

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, President

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the office of John Adams Esqr. Oct. 2, 1829

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    I. Dubois

On motion of H. McKinstry it was Resolved that the west line of Franklin Street adjoining the land of David F. Lester which is situated north of Howard Street be one hundred & seventy feet from Main Street

                                                                        Adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith          Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the store of Saml. Smith Oct. 8th 1829

present                       H. McKinstry  Prest. P. Tem
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         S. Smith    Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith, Oct. 29, 1829

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    Ira Dubois

Resolved that Jacob Smith Ur. & Sons Bill be paid for suction Hose amtg. to 58 Doll.

Resolved that a meeting of the inhabitants be called for the purpose of taking into consideration the purchase of the Lot of Orrin Day & David Porter, the award of the commissioners upon Charles Clark Lot (illegible)

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         S. Smith          Prest.

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the store of Saml. Smith Nov. 3, 1829

present                       Saml. Smith, Prest.
                                    H. McKinstry 
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    A. Gillum
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved—

Resolved that Hugh Conner have leave to dispose of Butchers license to any person who shall be approved of by the board of Trustees—

Resolved that the applications of Daniel Gunn and Mumfred Eldred Jr. for retailing licenses lay over untill the next meeting

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois    Clk.                                                        Samuel Smith, Prest.

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At a Special meeting held Nov. 14th 1829

present                       S. Smith          Prest.
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    Anson Gillum
                                    Judson Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

On motion of Anson Gillum seconded by Ira Dubois,

Resolved that Daniel Gunn & Mumbred Eldred Jr. have retailing licenses granted them—

Ayes- Dubois              Noes- Messrs. McKinstry, Gillum & Wilcox

On motion of H. McKinstry seconded by J. Wilcox,  Resolved that Daniel Gunn have a retailing license him  Ayes- Messrs. McKinstry, Gillum & Wilcox           --Noes—Dubois

On motion of Ira Dubois it was Resolved that the Ayes and Noes be entered on the minutes—

On motion of H. McKinstry secd. by A. Gillum it was Resolved that the vote upon Danl. Gunns application be reconsidered.  Ayes- McKinstry, Gillum & Dubois--- Noes- Wilcox

On motion of McKinstry secd. by Gillum the subject was postponed until the next meeting

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         S. Smith, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held Nov. 25, 1829

present                       Saml. Smith, Prest.
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved—On a motion of A. Gillum secd. by I. Dubois that we grant Daniel Gunn a Grocers license  Ayes:  Mr. Wilcox  Noes:  McKinstry, Gillum & Dubois     The Butchers License heretofore granted to Hugh Conner has been returned to the Board and a new one granted to Mathew Hallock agreeable to a previous resolution

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House pursuant to legal notice on Monday 7th day of Decr. 1829

present                        Henry McKinstry      }
                                     Anson Gillum            }
                                     Judson Wilcox            }  Trustees
                                     Ira Dubois                   }

The meeting being called for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of voting a tax to open & extend Broad Street as far as Clark Street—when on motion of Caleb Day that the sum of Two hundred & fifty Dollars be levied & raised, which motion being negatived the meeting adjourned sine die

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Decr 9th 1829

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    Anson Gillum
                                    Ira Dubois
                                    Judson Wilcox

On motion resolved that William Thompson act. of $50.69 be audited & paid whereupon an order was drawn upon Treas. for said amt.

Recd. from Hnery McKinstry an order on David Steallon for fifty five Dollars being fifty dollars for the filling up in part of his Lot on Wm. Street & five dollars for his subscription for reducing Thompson Street.

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Decr 25th 1829

present                        S. Smith
                                    A. Gillum
                                    Ira Dubois
                                   J. Wilcox

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved—

Resolved that a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill be called to take into consideration the subject of McAdamising Main Street—

Resolved that the clerk be authorized to settle with Caleb Elmore & pay him the balance of his act.                                                Adjourned

Ira Dubois, Clk.                                                          Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House pursuant to public notice on the 30th day of Decr 1829                      

present                        Saml. Smith    }
                                     H. McKinstry  }
                                     A. Gillum        }  Trustees
                                     Ira Dubois       }

On motion of James Powers Esqr. seconded by Capt. Isaac Van Loan it was Resolved that a committee be appointed to take into consideration the subject of improving Main Street, the best & most judicious mode in which the same can be done, the probable expense, and the manner of raising the necessary funds, and that they report at a future meeting, whereupon Isaac Van Loan, B.W. Dwight,, E. Hawley, Apollos Cooke, Orrin Day, Wilks Hyde & Wm. Seaman were appointed said committee—

Resolved that the meeting adjourn to meet again & hear the report of their committee on the 20th of Jany next at 10 Oclock A.M.

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith Jany 8th 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that the President call on E. Bogardus, Collector for a return of his road tax

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the Store of Saml. Smith Jany 15th 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that the Secy. make enquiry respecting the tax of Orrin Day as Executor of Lyman Hale—

That the Lands of Wm. Schuneman & the heirs of M.G. Schuneman be advertised & Sold for unpaid taxes

That Conover J. Catus act. for repairing hears amounting to $1.25 to be paid by the Prest.—

That the Clerk notify all delinquents of the Dog bye Law who have been complained of—

That May & Gillum act. amtg to $4.50 be paid—

That E. Meiggs act. amtg to $20.00 for the use of water be audited & paid when in funds

                                                                        Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At an adjourned meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House agreeable to public notice

present                       H. McKinstry    }
                                    A. Gillum           }
                                    J. Wilcox             }  Trustees
                                    Ira Dubois          }

The committee appointed at the meeting of Decr 30th last to take into consideration the subject of improving Main Street made a report that it would not be practicable to enter fully into the proposed plan of McAdamising, which report was accepted and the committee discharged from a further consideration of the subject

Resolved that a committee of three be appointed to ascertain the probable expense of removing the mud & filth which covers the Gravel on Main Street; And also the cost per inch of bringing on Stone broken up and that they report to a future meeting—

Resolved that Isaac Van Loan, Ira Dubois and Samuel Smith be said Committee—

            The meeting adjourned to meet again on the 28 Inst. at 10 oclock A.M.

                                                                                    Ira Dubois   Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith Jany 22, 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    I. Dubois
                                    A. Gillum

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that the Secy. notify Wm. Schuneman & the heirs of M.G. Schuneman that if their tax is not paid the Lots will be advertised for Sale

That the Engines be furnished with necessary apparatus agreeable to the recommendations of the Chief Engineer;

That the President adjust & Settle Jas. David’s act.—

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At an adjourned meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House Jany 28th 1830

present                       Saml. Smith    }
                                    Anson Gillum }  Trustees
                                    Ira Dubois        }

The committee appointed at the meeting of Jany 20 made a report which after some debate was by consent laid on the table—

On motion of James G. Elliot seconded by Wm. Seaman, Resolved that the Trustees call a meeting of the inhabitants to vote a tax to improve Main Street and that said meeting be held at the Court House on Monday the 15th day of Feby next at 10 Oclock A.M.

On motion resolved that the meeting adjourn to committee

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                                     Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith Jany 29, 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    Ira Dubois
                                    J. Wilcox

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that the President ascertain whether the Banks in the Villages of New Burgh & Poughkeepsie pay a Highway tax—

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Samuel Smith Feby 5th 1830

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    Anson Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox

The clerk being absent it was on motion resolved that J. Wilcox be clerk pro tem

On motion of H. McKinstry seconded by A. Gillum it was resolved James H. Ells & Bogardus Sillich be & hereby are appointed Firemen to Engine No. 3—

                                                                        adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House Feby 15, 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry  }
                                    A. Gillum        }  Trustees
                                     I. Dubois         }

On motion of J. Van Ordon Esqr. the report of the committee appointed at the meeting of Jany 20th was rejected.

On motion of R. Dorlon Esqr. it was resolved that the Trustees expend a sum not less than 500$ in improving Main Street which was carried—

On motion of Dr. Dwight the vote upon the resolution of R. Dorlon was reconsidered which motion was carried—

On motion of N.G. Elliott the meeting was adjourned Sine die

                                                                                    S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of S. Smith Feby 26, 1830

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    I. Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

On motion resolved that the Real Estate of the Catskill & Greene County Banks be assessed upon the road tax                                adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of S. Smith March 5, 1830

present                        S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    I. Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

On motion of H. McKinstry resolved that a salt measurer be appointed for the village of Catskill                                                           adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of S. Smith March 12th 1830

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    I. Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

On motion of H. McKinstry, Eber Scott was appointed measurer of Salt for the village of Catskill

Resolved that the president notify D.F. Lester that if his buildings & fences are not removed from the public streets by the first day Apr. he will be prosecuted for the penalty

That Van Ordon & Dorlon’s act. amtg to$15.00 be paid

That the President & Clerk be a committee to draft Bye Laws regulating the measure of salt                                                                        adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of S. Smith March 19, 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    I. Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that Charles Jenkins act. amtg to $3.75 be paid

                                                                        adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of S. Smith March 22, 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. Mckinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    Ira Dubois

On motion of H. McKinstry it was resolved that the Trustees purchase the Lots of David G. Abeel & John Bogardus adjoining the village Burying Ground for the purpose of enlargeing the same—

A communication was received from the Albany & Greene Turnpike Co. in relation to the contract between them & the corporation of Catskill which after mature deliberations was accepted                           adjourned

                                                                                    Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the village of Catskill held at the Store of S. Smith Apr. 13, 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    I. Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that David F. Lester be prosecuted for the penalty incurred by him in not removing his obstructions from Franklin & Howard Streets

Resolved that an Ordinance be passed for regulating the measure of Charcoal—

That Wm. E. Pierce act. amtg to $4.13 be paid when in funds

That Caleb Elmore act. for gravel drawn at Engine House in 1826 amtg to one Dollar be paid                                                                 adjourned

                                                                                    Samuel Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of S. Smith Apr. 26, 1830

present                       S. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox

The Clerk being absent on motion of H. McKinstry, J. Wilcox was appointed Clerk Pro tem

A petition was presented signed by Eighteen freeholders & inhabitants of the Village of Catskill praying that a road be laid out from the east end of Clark Street to a point nearly opposite B.W. Dwights dwelling house & from thence to the Albany & Greene Turnpike road.  Thereupon it was on motion of H. McKinstry resolved that the Trustees lay out said road agreeably to the prayer of the petitioners said Road to be thirty feet wide

Resolved that C.C. Abeels act. for services rendered amtg. to Ten Dollars be paid when in funds                                                   adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of S. Smith Apl. 23, 1830

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    I. Dubois

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved—

The proceedings & award of the Jury upon the application of laying out a street from the Albany & Greene Turnpike past the Goal were not ratified

Resolved that a certificate of indebtedness be made out for David Stratton of $217 being in part of the amt. due him by the corporation

Saxon & Elliott presented an act. which was refered to Mr. Wilcox

The (sic) E. Mieggs be notified to remove or repair the Cistern near Mr. Kendalls house

Resolved that the Board meet again on Wednesday evening at ½ past 7 Oclock

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         S. Smith, presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees May 3, 1830

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    A. Gillum
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    Ira Dubois

Resolved that an order be drawn in favor of H. Comfort for $39.92  the bal. of his act.—

That certificates be given to David Stratton for $349.08 bal. of his act.--& to Saml. Smith $45.31 bal. of his act.                                     S. Smith, Presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith Apr. 28, 1830

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    A. Gillum
                                    J. Wilcox
                                    I. Dubois
                                    H. McKinstry

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Resolved that that (sic) the Act. of Ira Dubois in which are included sundry Acts. paid by him be audited & allowed as per Act on Corporation Book

Resolved that certificates be given to all who have claims against the village—

                                                                        Adjourned

Ira Dubois   Clk.                                                         S. Smith, presidt.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Saml. Smith, Apr. 29th 1830

present                       Saml. Smith
                                    H. McKinstry
                                    A. Gillum
                                    I. Dubois

Minutes of last meeting read & approved

The following acts. were audited & allowed

            Francis Sayre                                       15.38
            David Stratton                                   931.23
            Saml. Smith which includes
            Sundry other acts. pd. by him        287.42

Resolved that all charcoal which shall be sold in the village of Catskill after the first day of June next shall be measured in a basket containing two Bushels or four heaped or rounded half bushels, said basket, with such quantity in it to be even full, Which said basket shall be sealed by the sealer of wights (sic) & measures & be branded one or more conspicuous places with the sealers name, the penalty to be five dollars for each & every offence,            Resolved that Abm. Vn. Vechten be appointed a Fireman & attached to Engine No. 3                                                          adjourned

                                                                                    S. Smith, presidt.

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At the annual meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court house on the first Monday of May 1830

On motion of Nathan G. Elliott seconded by Sam Dubois it was resolved that a committee of five be appointed to examine & audit the accounts of the Trustees of the last year, with the amts. expended for each specific object and report to a future meeting

Whereupon Nathan G. Elliott, Lewis Benton, Benjamin W. Dwight, Francis N. Wilson & Solomon C. Woodruff were chosen said committee

On motion of Francis Sayre it was resolved that a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars be raised by Tax for the purchase of an addition to the burying ground,

Resolved that the collector be allowed 5 per ct. for collecting the past—and also 5 per ct. for the current year on the amt. of road tax by him collected—

Resolved that the Treasurer be allowed one per ct. on all monies deposited with him the past year

On motion of  N.G. Elliott seconded by Saml. Dubois it was resolved that the subject of allowing the Trustees any compensation the past year be postponed to the meeting to hear the report of the auditing committee

The meeting then proceeded to the election of officers for the Ensuing year when the following persons were chosen

            Isaac Van Loan            }                                  Apollos Cooke             }
            Nicholas N. Rowe       }                                  Horrace Willard         }  Assessors
            Jas. G. Elliott                }  Trustees                 Wm. Seaman                }
            Peter Breasted             }                                  H. Hill, Jr.                   Treasurer
            Hiram Comfort           }                                  E. Bogardus                Collector
                                   J. Wilcox, Ira Dubois, A. Gillum       Trustees

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1830    At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill holdin at the Store of James G. Elliott May 11th 1830

Present                       Isaac Vn. Loan
                                    Hiram Comfort
                                    Peter Breasted
                                    James G. Elliott

Isaac Vn. Loan was elected President—James G. Elliott Clerk of the Board for the ensuing year

On mo. Adjourned to Monday 17th Inst. @ 7 P.M. at same place

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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May 18th         The board convened agreeably to adjournment

Present                        Truss.  I. Vn. Loan
                                                 H. Comfort    
                                                  J.G. Elliott

Minutes of last meeting read and approved

Resolved That the Clerk give notice that the law restraining swine from running at large will be vigorously enforced on and after Monday the 24th Inst.

There being no further business the board adjourned.

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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9 A.M.  June 21st        The Board convened at Store of J.G. Elliott.  All the members present

Resolved, That the Retail Grocers License for the year commencing 18th June 1830 shall be charged at $8. as in the last year.

Resolved, That notice be given in the Catskill Recorder that on and after July 1st no applications for such License will be received

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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2 P.M.  June 21st 1830

            The Board convened at same place.   All the members present.       The afternoon and evening were occupied in assessing Tax List for Highway Labor.   Having completed sd. assessment at 9 P.M. the Board Adjourned

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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9 A.M.  10th July 1830

            The Board convened at the Store of J.G. Elliott

            Present  Truss. Vn. Loan, Comfort, Breasted, J.G. Elliott

A warrant was issued to the assessors of the Village requiring them to raise by assessment the sum of $300. as authorized by a vote of the Village on the first Monday of May 1830 for purchasing addition to the Burying ground of sd. Village.  There being no further business the board adjourned.

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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14th July 1830             3 Oclock P.M.

            The board convened.  Present Mssrs. Breasted, Comfort, Vn. Loan, Elliott

Resolved To call a village meeting on Saturday the 24th Inst. to divine ways & means for discharging by tax or otherwise the debts of last year now remaining unpaid.

                                                            Adjourned

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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At a meeting holden at the court House on Saturday the 24th Inst. pursuant to notice

On motion of Jas. Powers Resolved That the present board of trustees be instructed to defend all Suits brought against them for the recovery of debts contracted by the last board

Resolved That the present board of trustees be appointed a committee to confer with the members of the last board & their Creditors, relative to a gradual adjustment of unsettled claims

Resolved Expunged That no compensation be allowed the members of the last board of Trustees

Adjourned to same place at 10 Oclock A.M. on Saturday 31st Inst.

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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At an adjourned meeting holden at the Court house on Saturday the 31st July 1830 pursuant to notice

Resolved That the vote of last meeting refusing compensation to the Trustees of last year be reconsidered & the resolution then adopted be expunged from the minutes

The committee appointed to audit the accounts of the last board of trustees reported & their report was accepted

The Committee appointed at the last meeting to confer with the last board of Trustees and their creditors reported & their report was accepted

Resolved That the sum of Eight Hundred dollars be raised by tax for discharging the debts of the last board of Trustees.

Resolved That we disapprove of the practice of Trustees incurring debts for supp??? improvements without a vote of the inhabitants in conformity to the charter of the Village & that thereafter we will resist the payment of such debts by Taxation & that it shall be duty of the trustees at their future meetings to read this resolution prior to making expenditures.

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill holden at the Store of J. G. Elliott 14 May 1831        Mssrs. P. Breasted, N.N. Rowe and J.G. Elliott severally tendered to the Prest. of the Board their resignations of Office—which were laid on the table for further consideration.  The Board decided on calling a village meeting at the Court house on Monday the 30th Inst. at 10 O.Clock A.M.

                                                                        James G. Elliott, Clerk

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill holden at the Court house on Monday the 6th June pursuant to public notice, the president of the board reported the resignation of James G. Elliott & Nicholas N. Rowe Trustees.  The report of the Clerk for the year ending May 11th 1830 was then ??? and Mssrs. A. Porter & Ezra Hawley were appointed a committee to examine the accounts and make report theron at a future meeting                                                            Isaac Van Loan, Pret.

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill holden at the Court House on Monday the 27th June 1830 pursuant to public notice, Mr. Addison Porter fro the Committee appointed to audit the accounts of the last year reported that they found on an examination of the accounts a deficiency of ninety five cents.  The report of the Board submitted at a former meeting was accepted.

The meeting then proceeded to ballot for two Trustees to fill vacancies in the Board.  On Caucussing Mssrs. Robert Dorlan & Samuel Dubois were declared duly elected.  There being no further business the meeting adjourned.

                                                                        Isaac Van Loan, Pret.

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at the office of R. Dorlon June 28th 1831

Present                       Isaac Van Loan
                                    Hiram Comfort
                                    Nicholas N. Rowe
                                    Robert Dorlon
                                    Saml. DuBois

Isaac VanLoan offered his resignation as president of the Board, which was accepted.  Whereupon Robert Dorlon was duly Elected President of the Board of Trustees and Samuel DuBois appointed Clerk for the Ensuing year.

Resolved that every Grocer to whom the Trustees may or shall hereafter Grant a retailing licence agreeably to an act passed March 28th 1828 shall pay for the same $8.00 for one year from the date of said Licence

Resolved that the clerk give notice that Licences will be granted to Grocers & Butchers on Friday the 1st of July next.

Resolved that the Report of the Trustees at the Village meeting held June 6th 1831 be put upon the minutes.

There being no further business the Board adjourned.

                                                                        Saml. DuBois, Clk.

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(Report)

The GBoard of Trustees elected at the annual meeting in May 1830 would submit the following Report.

They have Received an account of the Village during the current year commencing May 11th 1830

Avails of the Extra Tax voted July 31st 1831

$1143.53

      “        “     Road Tax

    710.00

      “        “     Licences

    114.00

      “        “     Sale of Swine

        3.94

Total Rects.

$1971.47

The demands against the Village in the Hands of Individuals at the commencement of the year were estimated at $800.  The present Board have paid of (sic) these debts to the amount of $901.95 in the following sums and to the following persons viz

To Jno. VanVechten

$       15.77

  “  Chas. C. Abeel

           2.25

  “  Van Orden & Dorlon

         15.00

  “     do      do           do

         36.81

  “  Apollos Cooke

         13.76

  “  William E. Pierce

           4.13

  “  McKinstry, Day & Co.

         45.06

  “  Saml. Smith

         47.33

  “  Frances Sayre

         15.38

  “  Bal. due in a.c. to Treas.

           1.13

  “  Egbert Bogardus

           5.00

  “  Faxan & Elliott

           1.13

  “  Chas. Jenkins

           3.75

  “  Hiram Comfort on a/c of D. Stratton

       293.72

  “  Garwood Tuttle

         53.14

  “  Teunis Vn. Vechten

         65.00

  “  Assigns of A.C. Hall

       225.96

  “  Hiram Comfort

         57.63

They have paid for D.G. Abeel lot annexing it to the Burying Ground as directed

       130.00

For J. Bogardus Lot for Same purpose

       130.60

 

$   1162.55

Being $19.02 more than was appropriated for these purposes & for fencing the newley purchased Lots

They have paid in Commissions to the Collector

         91.00

In Sundry Individual Expences for the year such as clearing snow from Engine Houses in Winter, Keeping holes open through the Ice, procuring necessary maps, defending suits at Law Etc.

         39.78

Commission of Treasurer

         17.90

Expended on Roads & Bridges within the limits of the Corporation

       629.74

Leaving a Balance in the Treasury of

         30.50

                                        (over)

$   1971.47

Your Board are not aware of any unsettled accounts remaining against the Village to the amount of $20.

6th June 1831                                                  (Signed)  James G. Elliott, Clerk

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the office of R. Dorlon July 6th 1831

present                       R. Dorlon
                                    N.N. Rowe
                                    H. Comfort
                                    Saml. DuBois

On motion Resolved that Licences will be granted to Grocers & Butchers until the 16th Instant on application at the office of R. Dorlon after which time they will be denied to persons now residing in said Village and that those having made application will call & receive their Licences prior to the 16th Inst.

Resolved that Notice of the above resolution be published in the Catskill Recorder & Messenger for two weeks—There being no further business the board adjourned

                                                                        Saml. DuBois, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the office of R. Dorlon July 16th 1831

Present                      R. Dorlon
                                    I. Van Loan
                                    H. Comfort    
                                    Saml. DuBois

On motion Resolved that we will not grant Licenses to more than Four Butchers in the Village & not more than Two who reside out of the Village to come in on Tuesdays & Fridays of Each week for the Ensuing year.

                                                                        Saml. DuBois, Clk.

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At a meeting held at the court house on Friday the 19th Augt. 1831 pursuant to notice to ascertain the wishes of the citizens in relation to confining or destroying all dogs Running at large within the said Village.  On motion of Mr. E. Beach seconded by Judson Wilcox the meeting was adjourned without date.            Saml. DuBois, Clk.

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At the annual meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House pursuant to public Notice on the first Monday of May 1832—

On motion of H. McKinstry which was seconded:  Resolved that the Purchase made by the Trustees of Exrs. of G. Abeel for Burying Ground be Sanctioned by the Inhabitants of this Village

On motion of F. Sayre Esqr. which was seconded, Resolved that the Report of the Trustees be accepted

On motion of F. Sayre Esqr. which was seconded, Resolved that H. Willard be paid $60. for Services winding & Regulating Town Clock up to 7th May 1832

On motion of H. McKinstry which was seconded, Resolved that the present Board of Trustees be allowed & paid $20. for their Services for the past year

Resolved that the Collector be allowed five per cent for collecting the Ensuing year & also that the Treasurer be allowed one per ct. the Ensuing year for monies paid out by him

The meeting then proceeded to the Election of officers for the Ensuing year & the following persons were duly Elected

Robert Dorlon

Trustees

Frances N. Wilson

Assessors

Frances I. Marvin

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Horace Willard

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Frances Sayre

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Henry McKinstry

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Isaac Van Loan

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Hiland Hill Jr.

Treasr.

David Eley

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Egbert Bogardus

Collector

There being no further business the meeting Adjourned

Saml. Dubois, Clerk                           Present                        R. Dorlon        }

                                                                                    N.N. Rowe      }  Trustees

                                                                                    Saml. DuBois }

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At the annual meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, held at the court House on the first Monday in May in the year 1833.  Pursuant to Legal Notice. 

Present                        Francis Sayre              }
                                     Francis I. Marvin        }  Trustees
                                     David Ely                     }

It was Resolved, that the Sum of one Hundred & Fifty Dollars & 50/100 to Pay the Debts against the Corporation, be Raised by a Tax, according to Law.—

Resolved, That the annual account or Statement of the Trustees, in Relation to the Funds of the Corporation & the Various Disbursements thereof as now Exhibited, be allowed.—

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees to be Elected this Day be authorized & Required to ascertain, whether the contract made in the year 1830, with the Albany & Greene Turnpike Road company is Binding on the corporation of the Village & if not Binding, that they Pay Back to the said company the money Received under the Same, or such Part thereof as they may deem Equitable, out of money which shall come into their Hands arising from the Highway Tax.—

Resolved, That it is unnecessary to Have a Road, or Street, Immediately west of where the Rope walk, lately stood, & That therefore a Tax to Raise money to Pay the Damages Assessed by a Jury on the      Day of Sept. for laying out said Road over the Lands of Doctor Greene & wife, & Wm. Trowbridge, be Refused.

Resolved, that the collector be allowed the Ensuing year, five per cent for all monies collected by Him, for the corporation & that the Treasurer be allowed on per cent for monies Paid out by Him, on the order of the Corporation or Trustees.—

The said Meeting, then Elected the following Named Persons for officers, the Ensuing year, Viz.     For Trustees

                                    Caleb Hopkins
                                    Ezekiel Truesdail
                                    Jas. D. Gardiner
                                    Malbone Watson &
                                    Jas. D. Pinckney

                        Assessors
                                    Henry McKinstry
                                    Horace Willard
                                    Terhand K. Cooke

                        Treasurer
                                    Hiland Hill Jnr.

                        Collector        
                                    Egbert Bogardus

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May 10, 1833

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees at the office of M. Watson Esq.—

Present                      Caleb Hopkins
                                    Ezekiel Truesdail
                                    Malbon Watson
                                    James D. Gardiner
                                    James D. Pinckney

Caleb Hopkins Esq. was appointed President of the Board & James D. Pinckney Clerk

Jacob Spuse was appointed Scavenger during the pleasure of the board

                                                                        Adjourned ‘till May 11th   5 P.M.

J.D. Pinckney  Clerk

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May 11, 1833  5 P.M.

At a meeting of the Board at the office of M. Watson Esq.

Present                      Messrs. Hopkins
                                                 Truesdail
                                                 Watson
                                                 Gardiner &
                                                 Pinckney

James D. Gardiner was appointed Road Master, M. Watson was appointed a Committee to Enquire into the legality or force of the Contract between this Village & the Albany & Greene Turnpike Co. to report at the next meeting of the Board.

A Complaint was received against the store of Francis Sayre as a nuisance & acted upon

P. Breasteds bill of Repairs to Engine house was allowed  $1.73

Henry Ludington was Elected Police Constable.

                                                                        Adjourned to Thursday 16th  2 P.M.

J.D. Pinckney  Clk.

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill at the Office of M. Watson Esq. on the 16th May 1833

Present                                   Caleb Hopkins, Prest.
                                                Truesdail, Watson & Pinckney, Trustees

The president read the resignation of Mr. J. D. Gardiner as one of the Trustees which was on mo. of M. Watson laid on the table. It was resolved that J. D. Pinckney be authorized and required to make out the assessment roll for the Collection of Highway tax, and to ascertain what additions are to be made to such roll &c to be allowed a reasonable compensation therefore.

An ordinance was passed imposing a fine of $5 upon any person taking any ropes, ladders or other fire implements from the place of deposit of the Engines or Hook and ladder apparatus without permission of  the Forgman of said H. & L. Compy.

It was resolved that it is expedient as Early as possible to put a substantial Stone Covering over the public Sewer on Bridge Street and to do other necessary repairs to the same.

The Clerk was directed to make out the necessary notices and Venire relative to the streets on the Hill Viz  York Alley, Liberty Street, Hamilton Street and Rear Alley to be signed by the President—

            Mr. E. Truesdail and Peter Breasted were appointed to lay out the new lots in the Burying ground.

                                                                        Adjourned to Monday 20th  11 A.M.

                                                                                    J.D. Pinckney   Clerk

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At a meeting of the board at the office of M. Watson Esq. on Monday 20th May 1833

Present                      Caleb Hopkins, President
                                   Messrs. Truesdail, Watson & Pinckney, Trustees

Permission was granted to Joseph Bowen to enclose a portion of the land attached to the Cholera Hospital for domestic purposes, as fully as the Trustees have power to grant the same, such Enclosure to be at the Expense of said Bowen

The Venire and notices as made out by the Clerk in relation to the streets East of Broad Street were then signed.

Mr. Gardiners resignation as Road master was accepted and Ezekiel Truesdail appointed in his stead

It was resolved that the Contract between the board of Trustees of 1830 with the Albany and Greene Turnpike road Company is not binding upon the Village.  The subject of repayment of money received under such Contract was postponed until after a communication shall be received from the directors of said Turnpike Co. or their agents

Elisha Meiggs & H.V. Overbagh were employed to Cover the Sewer on Bridge Street for $135.  upon Compliance with the proposals of the board

                                                                        Adjourned to Thursday 23rd at 10 A.M.

J.D. Pinckney  Clk.

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Thursday 23rd May 1833

The president of the board attended an assessment of damages to owners of Lots on the Streets East of Broad Street at M. Croswells

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Thursday May 30, 1833

At a meeting of the Board at the Office of m. Watson

Present                      C. Hopkins, Prest.
                                    E. Truesdail, M. Watson, J.D. Pinckney

Minutes read and accepted—
It was agreed to build & repair the sewers on the Hill at Botsfords and in Spring Alley

It was Resolved that but three Butchers be licensed in the Village and but one Butcher’s license be granted for bringing in meat from out of the Village for the ensuing year and that licenses be made out to Mr. Hawley and others who may not have them not to exceed the above number                                     Adjourned

                                                                                    J.D. Pinckney, Clerk

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Monday June 10, 1833

At a meeting of the board

Present                                    Hopkins, Truesdail, Watson & Pinckney

Resolved that the road master be directed to repair the Sewer on Spring Alley, and that we will receive proposals for Constructing a Sewer on the road leading past Botsfords for three days from date

Resolved That we believe it unnecessary to Extend the number of Butchers licenses beyond the number fixed upon at the last meeting of the Board, and that we cannot therefore grant a license to Mr. Gleason, the whole number having been given.

                                                                                    J.D. Pinckney, Clk.

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Wednesday July 31, 1833

At a meeting of the board

present                                    C. Hopkins, E. Truesdail, Watson & Pinckney

A new Ordinance was passed regulating Butchers.—

A. Strattons a/c and Mr. Shaurmans request for permission to Erect Wood house were referred to the road master—

The petition of the Road Master district No. 2 was under Consideration, and Mr. Hopkins undertook to see Elliott & Overbaugh upon the subject—

G. G. Gleasons request to have certain costs paid could not be complied with, not having funds in the Treasury—

The inspection of Haits lot was deferred until the tide should be high enough to thoroughly test the permanency of the repairs

The Clerk was directed to give notice to those indebted for burying ground lots to pay for the same

J.D. Pinckney, Clerk

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August 3, 1833

Certificates were given to the following persons of their appointment as Fireman, and they were attached to Engine Co. No. 2, Viz  William H. Van Orden, Edward Hall, Wesley Brundydg, William H. Hoyt and John Sickels

                                                                                    J.D. Pinckney, Clerk

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Friday, August 9, 1833

Present                        Caleb Hopkins, Prest.
                                     E. Truesdail, M. Watson, J.D. Pinckney

The road master presented bills of   

J. Spuse

$113.34

Comfort

      9.19

J. Millard

    29.77

J. Allen

      1.63

 

$153.93

It was resolved to make an Order in favor of E. Truesdail to meet those bills & a further sum of 61.07 (total of $215.00) to Expend in repairs necessary to be made immediately on the roads.

J.D. Pinckney, Clerk

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Saturday, August 10

Present                        C. Hopkins, M. Watson, E. Truesdail & J.D. Pinckney, trustees

Signed the order to Road master $215.

Resolved that James D. Pinckney be a committee to notify S. Elliott & Messr. Overbagh to remove fences from the road in district No. 2 and in case of neglect or refusal to survey the same.

                                                                        J. D. Pinckney, Clk.

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Sepr. 2, 1833               Certificates were given to James W. Sanford, Charles H. Truesdail & Isaiah R. Clark as firemen attached to No. 2 Engine Co. with membership from August 31, 1833                                                    J. D. Pinckney, Clk.

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Sep. 28                        Certificates were given to Lemuel Staunton & Garret N. Abeel as firemen, attached to Hook & ladder Co. No. 1

                                                                        J. D. Pinckney, Clerk

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Wednesday Jany 22, 1834

Present                        Caleb Hopkins, President

                       Messrs. Truesdail, Watson, Pinckney, Trustees

The Road master a/c was submitted & examined and upon settlement, a balance was found due to the Corporation of $13.19.

The Clerks account was also exhibited and settled to this date (as far as his services as Committee upon roads in District No. 2 & upon Burying Ground were involved)

The Treasurers account was examined, compared and found Correct.

J. D. Pinckney, Clk.

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March 17, 1834

Certificates were given to Morris C. Rushmore, Robert Ludington, Oliver May, William McFarlan, Joel Barlow, & John MacKay & they were attached to Engine No. 2

J. D. Pinckney, Clk.

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Monday, May 5, 1834

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village being the Annual Meeting, a Committee of three consisting of Mr. E.B. Day, Ira Dubois & Samuel Dubois were appointed to Examine the accounts of the last year—

Upon mo. it was resolved to postpone the Consideration of a tax for Water Hydrants &c for two weeks and that this meeting (when it shall adjourn) will adjourn until Monday May 19th 1834

The sum of Twenty dollars was then voted to Each of the Trustees for the past year, to be paid out of the first money in the Treasury—

The inhabitants then proceeded to ballot for Charter Officers for the Ensuing Year and the following gentlemen were duly Elected

            Trustees
                        Hiram Comfort
                        Francis N. Wilson
                        Joel Bellamy
                        Zeba Clark
                        Peter Shaurman

            Assessors       
                        Henry McKinstry
                        Francis J. Marvin
                        Stephen Bosworth

            Treasurer
                        Hiland Hill Jr.

            Collector
                        Egbert Bogardus

Adjourned for two weeks

            J.D. Pinckney, Clk.

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Wednesday May 7th 1834

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees at the office of J. Bellamy Esqr.

Present                                   Joel Belamy
                                                Hiram Comfort
                                                Francis Willson
                                                Zeba Clark
                                                Peter Shaurman

Joel Belamy Esqr was appointed President of the Board

                                                                                    Francis Carbine, Clerk

                                                                        Adjourned

Francis Carbine, Clerk

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May 12th 1834

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees at the office of Joel Belamy Esqr.

Present                                   Joel Bellamy, President
                                                Hiram Comfort
                                                Peter Shaurman
                                                Francis Willson
                                                Zeba Clark

Resolved that Ezekiel Truesdell be appointed overseer of Roads and that he receive as a compensation for his services the sum of one 25/100 dollar per day—Resolved

That Ezekiel Truesdell and Francis Carbine furnish the Trustees with a list of the names of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill subject to be taxed on the Highways in said village on the East side of the Creek

Fra. Carbine, Clerk                 Adjourned

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Monday May 19th 1834

At an adjourned meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill—object of the meeting stated by the President to be to authorize or refuse to authorize the Trustees of the Village to raise money according to Act pass May 6th 1834 to construct water Hydrants &c—also to receive the report of the committee appointed to examine the accounts of the Trustees of the preceedind (sic) year

Upon motion it was resolved to receive the report of the Committee

Upon motion Resolved that the accounts of the Trustees or so much of then as relates to charges for their special services as charged to the Corporation by them and received through the report of the committee is unsatisfactory and that it be not received

and it is further resolved that there is found a balance of Eighty three 14/100 dollars now to be due from the Trustees to the Corporation of the village of Catskill

Motion to Reconsider             Lost—

Upon motion Resolved that the report of the Committee appointed to Examine into the practability of Constructing water Hydrants in the village be received

Upon motion shall the meeting authoris the Trustees to raise a sum sufficient to Construct water hydrants  Resolved that they shall not.  when the meeting Adjourned

Francis Carbine, Clerk

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Monday June 2nd 1834

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                       Joel Belamy, President
                                    Zeba Clark, F.W. Willson, Hiram Comfort, Peter Shaurman

It was resolved that Butchers Licences be given to Mathew Hallack, Hawley & Edsel, Elisha P. Bedell & Kellogg & Hibbard to sell meat in the Village

Resolved that the board will appoint one Police Constable

                                                                        Adjourned

                                                                                    Francis Carbine, Clerk

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Wednesday June 4th 1834

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                       Joel Belamy, President
                                    Zeba Clark, Frances N. Wilson, Hiram Comfort, Peter Shaurman

It was resolved that Orlando Kellogg be Licenced to sell meats in the village

Resolved that Boisanl Greene be given a Certificate as fireman

Resolved that a tax of two hundred & fifty days be assessed to the inhabitants on the West side of the Creek in the  village of Catskill

Resolved that a tax of $900.00 be Levied on the inhabitants on the East side of the Creek in the corporation for the improvement of Roads Bridges Sewers &c &c

Francis Carbine, Clerk                       Adjourned to Thursday  6 OClock P.M.

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Thursday June 5th 1834

At an Adjd. meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                     Joel Belamy, president
                                   F.N. Willson, Peter Shaurman

It was resolved that the Board of Trustees will take the opinion of some able council as to their right and the legality of including in their Estimate of property to be taxed for the necessary repairs of roads in the stock of the Corporation of the Catskill & Tanners Banks

Francis Carbine, Clerk                                   Adjourned

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Monday June 9th 1834

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                       Joel Belamy, President
                                    F.N. Willson, Zeba Clark, Peter Shaurman, Hiram Comfort

It was resolved That Ezekiel Truesdail be removed from office of road master

Resolved that the board Adjourn to six OClock tomorrow in the afternoon

Francis Carbine, Clerk

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Wednesday June 11th 1834

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                        Joel Belamy, President
                                    Zeba Clark, Peter Shaurman, Hiram Comfort, F.N. Willson

It was resolved that David Thorp be appointed overseer of roads in place of E. Truesdell removed                                              Francis Carbine, Clerk
 

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Monday June 16th 1834

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                       Joel Belamy, President
                                    Hiram Comfort, Zeba Clark, Peter Shaurman, F.N. Willson

It was resolved that the Resolution passed June 4th to raise a tax of $900.00 for the improvement of Roads and Bridges Sewers &c be recinded

Resolved that a tax of $1000 dollars be levied on the inhabitants in the village of Catskill residing on the East side of the Creek for the purpose of improven the roads Bridges Sewers &c

Resolved that Robert Starkweather be appointed Police Constable—

F. Carbine, Clerk

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At a meeting of the board of Trustees

Present                        Joel Belamy, President
                                    Zeba Clark, Hiram Comfort, Peter Showerman, F.N. Willson

It was resolved that the following named persons be permitted to Join the differin fire companies in this village

            Hook & Ladder Company
                        J. Pinckney     1 Capt.
                                    August 29       Jacob Gebhard, Jnr.
            Engin Company No. 2                        Francis Hall
                        J. Truesdell     1st Capt.

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August 30th 1834        Certificate given to the undernamed persons

            Engine Company No. 4                       Harrison Douglass
                        A. Cornwall    1st Captain       Augustus Rodgers
                                                                             Chauncy M. Lawrence
                                                                             Royal Hill
                                                                             Wm. H. Vanorden
                                                                             Wm. C. Schuyler

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February 23rd 1835     Certificates given to John Rieddorph & John Breasted and attached to Engine Company No. 2 of the fire Department in the Village of Catskill

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August 1834

At a meeting of the board of Trustees

            Present                        Joel Belamy, President

                                    Zeba Clark, F.N. Willson, Hiram Comfort, Peter Shaurman

It was resolved that a meeting of the inhabitants and freeholders of the Village be called at the Court House on the 16th Inst. to for the purpose of reexamining the accounts of the late trustees also take into consideration the propriety of levying a tax for cleansing the streets and such other matters as the trustees may deem important to lay before this meeting

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August 16th 1834

At a special meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill Called by the trustees in pursuance of the above Resolution

Present                        Joel Belamy, Hiram Comfort, Peter Shaurman

On motion of Lewis Benton, Resolved that whereas on the 19th day of May the following resolution was passed Viz Upon motion Resolved that the accounts of the trustees or so much of them as relates to charges for their special services as charged to the corporation by them, and received through the report of the committee, is unsatisfactory and that it be not received and now whereas the former board of Trustees have satisfactorily explained the charges refered to in the above recalled resolution—Therefore resolved that upon the payment of the sum of fifteen dollars by James D. Pinckney one of the late trustees then the accounts of the late trustees will be satisfactory to this meeting ??? the said Pinckneys giving a receipt for twenty dollars voted him by the annual meeting for services as trustee as aforesaid

Resolved that the trustees of the village of Catskill be authorized to loan the sum of two hundred dollars for the purpose of improveing that part of Main St. at present flagged, in such manner as they may deem proper and that they be authorized to pay 7 percent interest & that the said sum be paid from the next years tax to be raised for the improvement of Roads                          Francis Carbine, Clerk

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December 17th 1834

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present                        Joel Belamy
                                     Peter Shaurman, Hiram Comfort, Zeba Clark, Francis N. Willson

Resolved that the report of O. Day, Chief Engineer of the Fire Department be received

Also that his resignation of said office be accepted

Resolved that Francis Sayre be and he is hereby appointed Chief Engineer of the Department of the Fire Department of the Village of Catskill

                                                                        Francis Carbine, Clerk

Resolved also that James D. Pinckney be and he is hereby appointed sub Engineer of the Fire department of the Village of Catskill    Francis Carbine, Clerk

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Jany 6th 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present                       Joel Belamy
                                    Hiram Comfort, Francis Willson, Zeba Clark & Peter Shaurman

Resolved that the resignation of Francis Sayre Chief Engineer & James D. Pinckney Sub Engineer of the fire department of the village of Catskill be and they are hereby accepted

                                                                        Francis Carbine, Clerk

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January 10th 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present                       Joel Belamy
                                    Hiram Comfort, Peter Shaurman, Zeba Clark & Francis N. Willson

It was resolved that Isaac Van Loan be and he is hereby appointed Chief Engineer of the Fire department of the village of Catskill

Resolved also that Peter Shaurman be and he is hereby appointed Sub Engineer of the Fire department of the village of Catskill                       Francis Carbine, Clerk

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April 28th Thursday 1835

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                       Joel Belamy, President
                                    F.N. Willson, Hiram Comfort, Peter Shaurman

It was resolved that the following a/c be audited viz Peter Breasted a/c for fire department $36.99, A. McPhersons do $9.91,  A. Cornwall $20.00 do, Hill & VanValkenburgh do $2.31, H. Willard Clock $20.3?                                 Francis Carbine, Clerk

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Monday May 4th 1835

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, being the annual meeting the accounts of the trustees were presented, and audited & allowed.  Also a compensation of twenty dollars Each was voted them by the meeting for their services as trustees—

Upon motion it was resolved that a tax of three hundred & fifty dollars be raised for the purpose of defraying debts heretofore incurred in the fire department and for care of the town clock also for repairs for the Ensuing year upon the Engines and for purchasing new hose &c &c.  See Willards bill $20.00, Cornwalls $20.00, Breasteds $36.99, Hill & VanValkenburg $2.31, McPhersons $9.91 and J. Vanloans Chief Expences of the fire department report.

Upon motion resolved that a Committee of three e appointed to Examine and report to a special meeting to be called as soon as the Committee shall acquire the necessary information Whether it will be Expedient to raise a tax for the purpose of building reservoirs for the Extinguishment of fires

Upon motion resolved that F. Sayre, H. Comfort & H. Willard Constitute the reporting Committee

Resolved that the trustees be authorized to employ a suitable person to take charge of the town Clock and also to pay for the same

The inhabitants pursuant to notice and Custom under their Charter proceeded to vote by ballot for Charter offices for the Ensuing year and the Following persons were duly Elected Viz

Hiram Comfort
Peter Shaurman
Jonathan Rowe
David Ely
Tuzar Buckley

Trustees

 

Henry McKinstry
Stephen Boswerth
J.K. Greene

Assessors

Hiland Hill

Treasurer

Egbert Bogardus

Collector

Francis Carbine, Clerk

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Tuesday May 5th 1835

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the office of Joel Bellamy Esqr

Present                       Hiram Comfort
                                    Peter Shaurman
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    David Ely
                                    Tuzar Buckley

Hiram Comfort was appointed President of the Board & David Ely, Clerk—

                                                                        Adjourned

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Thursday May 7th 1835

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees

Present                        Hiram Comfort, Peter Shaurman, Jonathan Rowe, Tuzar Buckley & David Ely

It was Resolved that five Butchers be Licensed in the Village of Catskill

Resolved tha (sic) Butchers Licenses Be given to Sage & Huxford, Gunn & Hallock, John Edsell & Orlando Kellog to sell meats in the Village

Resolved that the value of a License Be Ten Dollars—

            (Meeting of Trustees—Continued)

It was Resolved that Elisha Meiggs Be appointed Path Master District No. 1 in the Village of Catskill—

Resolved that the Path Master Be allowed one Dollar & twenty five Cents per Day for Services—                                                      Adjourned

            David Ely, Clerk

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Tuesday May 12th 1835

At a Meeting of the Trustees

Present                       Hiram Comfort—President
                                    Peter Shaurman, Jonathan Rowe, Tuzar Buckley, David Ely

It was Resolved that the resolution Past at the meeting of the 7th Respecting the number of Butchers Licences be rescinded and the number increased to Six—

Resolved that Henry Meiggs bill for water Be allowed        $20.00

Resolved that Elisha P. Bedell have License to run a wagon for the purpose of Selling meats in the Village of Catskill

Resolved, That Daniel Limbrick have License to keep a Stall for Selling meats in the Village of Catskill--                                       Adjourned

            D. Ely, Clerk

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Monday May 18th 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present                       Hiram Comfort
                                    Peter Shaurman, Jonathan Rowe, Tuzar Buckly & David Ely

It was moved that a Committee of thirteen be appointed for the purpose of making arrangements for the ??? & funeral procession of the remains of General Leavenworth—Carried

Resolved that the following names compose that Committee:  Jacob Haight, Isaac Van Loan, John Adams, James Powers, Thomas B. Cooke, Henry McKinstry, Orrin Day, Ezra Hawley, Francis N. Wilson, Peter Breastead, Robert Dorlon, Francis Sayre, Horace Willard                                                            Adjourned

            David Ely, Clk.

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Thursday May 28th 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present                        Comfort, Shaurman, Rowe, Buckley & Ely

It was Resolved that the Sum of Eleven Hundred Dollars be raised for highway tax in district no. one East Side of Catskill Creek

Resolved that Ira Wetsell, Minor H. Keith, Allen H. Mills & Enos Gunn be permitted to join fire company No. 2

Resolved that the resignation of Isaac Van Loan as Chief Engineer of the fire department be accepted

Resolved that Peter Shaurman be & is hereby appointed Chief Engineer of the fire department of the Village of Catskill                        Adjourned

            David Ely, Clerk

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Thursday July 2nd 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present                        Comfort, Shaurman, Rowe, Buckley & Ely

The following Persons were appointed fire wardens

Engine No. 1

Henry McKinstry    J.B. Lynes
Jacob Haight
           William Page
Robert Dorlon
         K. Hazand

Engine No. 2

Ezra Hawley
Isaac Van Loan
        P. Breasted

Jonathan Rowe

Engine No. 3

John M. Donnelly
Thomas B. Cooke
     F.K. Cooke
John Adams
              F.N. Wilson

It was Resolved That the Bills for the funeral Expences of General Leavenworth amounting to $31.50 be paid out of the Corporation funds

Resolved That the following Persons be permitted to join fire Company No. 3:  Samuel Dubois, William Van Loan, Chauncey Bell, James Mahaffy, Benjamin Tinklepaugh

Resolved That Elisha Meiggs be and is hereby appointed Police Constable

                                                                        Adjourned

            David Ely, Clerk

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Friday, July 3, 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman & Ely

It was Resolved that Edgar B. Day be appointed Sub Engineer of the fire department

                                                                        Adjourned

            David Ely, Clerk

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Friday July 10th 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Sharman, Buckley & Ely

It was Resolved that Joseph B. Lynes be and is hereby appointed police Constable

                                                                        Adjourned

            David Ely, Clerk

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Monday July 27th 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman, Rowe, Buckley & Ely

It was Resolved that following named persons be permitted to join fire Engine Companies:  Gidney Van Kuren, George Day, Bogardus (illegible), Philip Van Orden, William Van Orden, William (illegible) & Frederick Hill—attached to No. 1 Engine

Wm. C. Griggs, Warren S. Low, Hiram Snydam, S.W. Bullock, Riley Egglestown, L.H. Babcock—attached to No. 3 Engine              Adjourned

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Monday Sept. 7. 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman, Rowe, Buckley & Ely

It was Resolved that Henry Hill be admitted a fireman & attached to Engine No. 1

Resolved that Henry McKinstry bill for axe & kelve for Engine No. 2 be audited

Resolved that Eaton & Stone have a Butchers License-

                                                Adjourned                   D. Ely, Clerk

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Tuesday September 29th 1835

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman, Buckley, Rowe & Ely

It was Resolved That the following named person be admitted as fireman and attached to Engine No. 3—James S. Robertson, Charles G. Campbell & Henry McCann

                                                Adjourned                   D. Ely, Clerk

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Tuesday November 7th 1835

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House in Said Village

It was Resolved that the Trustees be authorized to defend any suit or suits that may be brought against the village of Catskill by the Tanners or Catskill Bank to recover back the road Tax assessed upon and collected from Said Companies by the Corporation and that the Expenses of defending Such Suits be assessed upon the inhabitants of Said Village

H. Comfort, Chairman                       David Ely, Clerk

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At a meeting of the Trustees Saturday Dec. 26th 1835

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman, Buckley & Ely

It was Resolved that the Trustees Call a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village to be held at the Court House on Monday the 11th day of January next for the purpose of raising money by tax to build Several reservoirs in Main Street

Resolved that Daniel Limbrick, Nathan Furral, & John Jones be admitted as Fireman & attached to Engine No. 3                                David Ely, Clerk

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Friday Jany 1, 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman, Buckley & Ely

It was resolved that Jacob K. Greene & Francis Sayre be appointed fire wardens in the place of Thomas B. Cooke & John Adams, Resigned—

Resolved that a watch be appointed until the village meeting.

Resolved that Shaurman & Ely be a committee to Superintend the watch department—

Resolved that a Committee be appointed to make a report to the Village meeting—

Resolved that Francis Sayre & E.B. Day be a Committee to report—

Resolved that Isaac Dubois & Benjamin Babcock be admitted as fireman attached to No. 1 Engine

Resolved that James Kurtz & Simon P. Dederick be admitted as members of Hook & Ladder Company No. 1                      David Ely, Clerk

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January 11th 1836

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House Pursuant to Legal notice, the following resolutions offered by Abel Brace were adopted.

Resolved That the Trustees of the Village & their Successors in office be & they are hereby instructed to Commence as Soon as the ground is in proper order & to complete as Soon as practicable & of Such materials as on the whole they shall think Best, seven Cisterns or reservoirs—Each to be nine feet in depth by fourteen feet in diameter in the clear, one of Said Cisterns to be placed in Main Street opposite Church Street—one in Main opposite Green Street & the others at the intersection of Livingston, Clark, Howard, William & Thomson Streets with Main Street

Resolved That Said Trustees & their Successors be Empowered to provide for the filling of Said Cisterns & for keeping them full Either from the aqueducts of the aqueduct association or by the Surplus waters of public or private Springs or wells or from the roofs of public or private buildings or in Such other manner as they Shall think proper & for this purpose they may & Shall if in their Judgment it is Expedient connect Said reservoirs by pipes or wood or lead.

Resolved That the said Trustees & their Successors in office are hereby Empowered under the act passed May 6th 1834 to borrow money on the faith & credit of the corporation from time to time as it Shall be wanted for the payment of the Expense of said reservoirs & for the means of filling them.  The interest & principal of said loans to be payable at such times & amounts by instalments as Said Trustees can agree upon with the lenders of the Same.  Such loans to be made & payment of them provided for under the provisions of Said act.

adjourned                                                        David Ely, Clerk

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill held at the Court house on the Evening of the 11th January 1836.

It was recommended by this meeting to the Trustees to put Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 in good order.

It was also recommended that the Trustees provide Sleds for the Engines.

It was also recommended to Establish a night watch if thought necessary.

adjourned                                                        David Ely, Clerk

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January 25th 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman, Buckley & Ely

Resolved That Hatfield & Loomis bill for oil & labor on Store be allowed.

Resolved That T.H. Cooke be appointed a fire warden in the place of F. Sayre, resigned.

Resolved That the following named persons be admitted as fireman & attached to Engine No. 3.  Edward Barker, William Atwater & Charles Wilson.

Resolved That Philander Selleck, William Clark, Henry Egnor, Sylvinus Backus, James Cheeseborough, John K. Mackay, Stephen Kirtland, be admitted as fireman & attached to Hook & Ladder Company No. 1                    David Ely, Clerk

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March 3rd 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Comfort, Shaurman, Rowe & Ely

Resolved That the following named persons be admitted as fireman and attached to Engine No. 2:  George B. Penfield, Robert McKinstry, Roderick o. Andrews & William Magilton.                                                            David Ely, Clerk

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Monday May 2nd 1836

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill, being the annual meeting the accounts of the Trustees were presented and allowed and a compensation of twenty Dollars Each was voted them by the meeting for their Services as Trustees.

The inhabitants then proceeded to vote by ballot for charter officers for the Ensuing year and the following persons were Elected.  Viz

Jacob Haight
Tuzar Buckley
Samuel L. Penfield
Jonathan Rowe
Jacob R. Greene

Trustees

Henry McKinstry
Francis N. Wilson
Simeon Sage

Assessors

Egbert Bogardus

Collector

Hiland Hill Jnr.

Treasurer

                                                                        David Ely, Clerk

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Tuesday May 3rd 1836

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill held at their office—

Present:  Jacob Haight, Jonathan Rowe, Tuzar Buckley & Jacob R. Greene

Jacob Haight Esqr was appointed President and David Ely was appointed Clerk of said Board

            adjourned to the 9th Inst. at 2 OClock P.M.

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Monday May 9th 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prst.

                J.R. Greene, Jonathan Rowe, S.L. Penfield, Tuzar Buckley

Resolved, That the Sum of one Thousand Dollars be raised for Highway tax

Resolved, That D. Ely, Clerk of the Trustees, be authorized to make out the assessment roll for the Collection of Highway Tax and ascertain what additions are to be made to the same

Resolved, That all Circus Companys Pay ten Dollars Per Day for Performing within the corporation of this village

Resolved, That Joseph B. Lynes be and is hereby appointed a police Constable.

adjourned to the 14th Inst at 3 OClock.                      D. Ely, Clerk

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Saturday May 14th 1836

At a meeting of the trustees at their office

Present                       Jacob Haight, prest.
                                    Jonathan Rowe, S.L. Penfield, Jacob R. Greene, Tuzah Buckley
 

Resolved To call a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village for the purpose of Examining certain Bills incurred by the fire department and also for raising monies by tax or otherwise to liquidate the same—

Resolved That the proviso to the Ordinance relating to Selling meats in this village be So amended That all meats raised or fed Thirty Days on the farm or lands owned or possessed by the person or persons offering the same Shall be Exempt from the penalties contained in that Ordinance.  [Repealed July 22, 1839]

Resolved, That not to Exceed six Butchers licenses will be granted.

Resolved, That the charge for a license will be five Dollars,

Resolved, That Ezekiel Truesdail be and is hereby appointed Path Master during the pleasure of the Board.

Resolved, That the path Master be allowed one Dollar and Twenty five cents per day for Services.

Resolved, That Henry Wilson be admitted a fireman & attached to Engine No. 1.

            Adjourned until Saturday 21st May 1836                   David Ely, Clerk

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Saturday May 21st 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, prest.

                Jacob R. Greene, Jonathan Rowe, Samuel L. Penfield, Tuzah Buckley

Resolved, That two County Butchers be licensed for two Days in a week Viz. Tuesday & Thursday

            Adjourned until Saturday next at 3 OClock              David Ely, Clerk

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Saturday 28th May 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                Jacob R. Greene, Jonathan Rowe, Samuel L. Penfield, Tuzah Buckley

Resolved That a License for Selling meats from wagon 2 Days in a week be granted to Amy & Stewart, conditions, A neglect To furnish meat for two weeks, the license to be forfeited

Resolved That Butchers Licenses be granted to Kellogg & Abbot, Hiram Nibhard, Isaac Hawley & Daniel Limbrick.  Condition, That a Neglect to furnish meat for one week, license is to be forfeited                                                         David Ely, Clerk

            adjourned until Saturday June 4th 1836

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Wednesday June 1st 1836

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill at the Court House for the purpose of Examing (sic) certain bills incurred by the fire Department, and also for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of raising money by tax or otherwise to liquidate said Bills

Resolved, That the Sum of 343 Dollars Be raised by tax for the purpose of paying the following bills against the fire department Viz

Peter Breasted

$  27.50

Riesdorph & Van Keuren

    63.93

Michael Conover

    25.00

McPherson

      6.00

Griggs & Bullock

   192.63

Several Small Bills incurred by Engine No. 3

     26.95

 

$342.01

                                                                                    David Ely, Clerk

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Saturday August 6th 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Pr.

                Jacob R. Greene, Samuel L. Penfield, Jonathan Rowe, Tuzah Buckley

Resolved, That Edgar hunter & Philip A. Pinckney be admitted as members of Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1

Resolved, That Samuel Townsend be admitted a member of Fire Engine Co. No. 3

Resolved, That the following named persons Youman Gillet, Elisha P. Bedell, Charles B. Gleason, nelson Gleason, Henry Ludington & J.M. Gleason be Dismissed from said Company Viz Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1

Resolved, That Breasteds Bill for Painting Cap & Trumpet used by Chief Engineer of the fire department be allowed.

            Adjourned                                                       David Ely, Clerk

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Saturday August 13th 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                Jacob R. Greene, Samuel L. Penfield, Jonathan Rowe, Tuzar Buckley

Resolved, John Stewart be Licensed to Sell meats from a wagon in this Village on Monday & Saturday of Each week until the first day of May next.

Resolved, That so much of the resolution passed at a former meeting inconsistent with the above be repealed

            Adjourned                                                       David Ely, Clerk

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Monday September 19th 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                Jacob R. Greene, Tuzah Buckley, Jonathan Rowe

Resolved, That the following named persons be admitted as fireman and attached to Engine No. 3.  Viz  Richard Bullock & James I. Newburg—

Resolved, That the following named persons are appointed fireman and attached to Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1   Edgar Hunter

Resolved, That the Resolution passed at a former meeting of the Trustees allowing the overseer of the Highway one Dollar and Twenty five cents per Day be amended so as to allow him one Dollar & fifty cents per Day for Services

Resolved, That Mr Sayres Bill for Powder furnished for the funeral of General Leavenworth be allowed      $8.00

            Adjourned until Saturday 24th at 3 OCl.                    David Ely, Clerk

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Tuesday October 3rd 1836

At a Meeting of the Trustees at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                Jacob R. Greene, Samuel L. Penfield, Tuzar Buckley, Jonathan Rowe ???

Resolved, To Build Seven Cisterns of Cord Hard Brick, the Size to be the Same as set forth in a resolution passed at a Meeting of the inhabitants of the village held at the Court house on the 11th of January last.

Resolved, That the Engine houses, Engines & Hook & Ladders be insured against fire immediately.  Amount fifteen Hundred Dollars

            Adjourned until 16th Inst.                               David Ely, Clerk

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Monday Oct. 17, 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                Jacob R. Greene, Samuel L Penfield, Tuzah Buckley

Resolved, That we accept of this proposals of Shaurman & Bogardus for Building Seven Cisterns Located in Main Street.  At the rate of 210 Dollars for Each Cistern

   Adjourned until Saturday 22nd  3 OClock      David Ely, Clerk

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Saturday Oct. 22, 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                Jacob R. Green, Samuel L Penfield, Tuzah Buckley

Resolved That he President of the board be & he is hereby authorized & requested to Borrow of Mr. Orrin Day the sum of Fifteen hundred dollars to defray the Expenses of the reservoirs heretofore authorized by us to be constructed by Messrs. Shauman & Bogardus & to give to Said Day a bond Sealed with the corporate Seal of this village & countersigned by said president in the final sum of three thousand Dollars payable in five equal instalments in one two three four & five years from date with annual interest on the principal sum & also in order to secure to said Day the payment of said sums the said president is authorized & requested to mortgage to said Day the real & personal Estate owned by the corporation of the Village of Catskill.

Resolved That Samuel S. Day Bill for Expenses for Quadrant, Trumpet &c be Allowed            $620                                                    David Ely, Clerk

            Adjourned until Saturday next, Saturday 3 OClock P.M.

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Friday Dec. 2nd 1836

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                 J.R. Greene, S. Rowe, Tuzah Buckley

Resolved That Robert Dorlon Esq. be Employed to defend the Suit brought by the Tanners Bank against the late trustees to recover back the amount of road Tax paid by them and that he be authorized to employ Ambrose L. Jordan as associate Counsel

                                                                        David Ely, Clerk

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Friday January 6th 1837

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

Present:  Jacob Haight, Prest.

                Jacob R. Greene, Tuzah Buckley

Resolved That the proposal offered by Elisha Meiggs as agent for Henry Meiggs to keep the reservoirs filled with water at fifty Dollars per year, commencing on the first day of November Eighteen Hundred and Thirty six, be accepted.

Resolved That Elisha Meiggs be paid Thirty Dollars on Contract for filling Cisterns with water the present year.

Resolved That the following named persons be admitted as fireman:  Frederic Cooke, Edward Fonk, George Ball, Isaac Hall, Nelson Simon, No. 3.  John C. Peck, Gilbert Lusk, John Conover, Hugh M. Taylor, John Conklin, Jonah Turner, John Furtz, No. 2 fire Engine                                                                       
                 David Ely, Clerk

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Friday March 24th 1837

At a meeting of the Trustees
            Present           Jacob Haight
                                    Jacob R. Greene
                                    Samuel L. Penfield
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Tuzah Buckley

Resolved, To pay J. B. Lynes Bills for Services Thirty Dollars  Draft

Resolved, That Sayre & Powers Bill for work be allowed    $16.94

Resolved, That Tuzah Buckley Bill be allowed                      $47.55

                                    Francis Sayre Bill                                       $8.00

Resolved, That the following named Persons be appointed fireman and attached to Engine No. 2, Viz, Henry Sturges, Zebulon Hunt, John F. Mann, Nelson    Shaurman, Jacob Van Orden, Henry Hogget, Charles Chamberlin.

Resolved, That Orlando Kellog, Robinson Hazard, Francis N. Wilson be appointed fire  Wardens instead of John Adams No. 3, Jacob Haight No. 1 & Robert Dorlon No. 1            They having resigned.

            Orlando Kellog No. 1, Robinson Hazard No. 1, F.N. Wilson No. 3

Resolved, That the Clerk be allowed Ten Dollars for making out Road assessment & $20 for Services as Clerk.

                                                            David Ely, Clerk

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Saturday, April 29th 1837

At a meeting of the Trustees

            Present           Jacob Haight, Prest.
                                    Jacob R. Greene
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Tuzah Buckley

Resolved, That all the Bills against the Corporation Be paid & Settled up to this Date.

                                                            David Ely, Clerk

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Monday, May 1st 1837

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House this Day Pursuant to legal notice, being the annual meeting the accounts of the Trustees were Presented, and accepted, and a compensation of twenty Dollars Each was allowed them by the meeting for their Services as Trustees.  The meeting then Proceeded to vote by Ballot for Charter officers and the following named persons were Elected, Viz.

             

Jacob Haight
Peter Shaurman
Jnathan Rowe
Joshua Atwater
John J. Ashley

Trustees

Charles Trowbridge
Simeon Sage
Hiram Comfort

Assessors

Egbert Bogardus

Collector

Hiland Hill Jr.

Treasurer

                                                D. Ely, Clerk

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Wednesday, May 3rd 1837

At a meeting of the Trustees,

            Present           Jacob Haight
                                    Peter Shaurman
                                    Jonathan Rowe Jr.
                                    John J. Ashley

Jacob Haight was appointed President, David Ely was appointed Clerk, & Joseph B. Lynes was appointed Police Constable

                                                            D. Ely, Clerk

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Monday, May 15th 1837

At a meeting of the Trustees

Present           Jacob Haight, Prest.
                        Joshua Atwater
                        Jonathan Rowe
                        Peter Shaurman
                        John J. Ashley

Resolved, That the Sum of Eight Hundred Dollars be raised for Highways, Sewers &c

Resolved, That the Clerk issue Butchers license To Isaac Hawley, Helley & Allot, & Hiram Hibhard

Resolved, That the Clerk be appointed to make out the Highway assessment

Resolved, That J. B. Lynes be appointed Street Commissioner

                                                Adjourned                   D. Ely, Clerk

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At a meeting of the Trustees at their office on Thursday June 7, 1837

            Present           Jacob Haight, Prest.
                                    Joshua Atwater
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Peter Shaurman

Resolved, That Edgar B. Day Bill for furnishing articles for Fire Department be paid  $4.75  

Adjourned                   D. Ely, Clerk

At a meeting of the Trustees held Saturday Sept. 2nd 1837

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Saturday, Sept. 2nd 1837

At a meeting of the trustees

            Present           Jacob Haight
                                    Joshua Atwater
                                    Peter Shaurman

Resolved, That Golden B. Barlow and Carlton H. Pierce be appointed Fireman and attached to Engine No. 2 in Place John A. Sickles & George H. Edgerton, removed, No. 3, Nathaniel H. Hinman & William R. Loomis in place of Henry Sellick and Horace Willard, resigned; No. 1 Nelson Abeel; Hook & Ladder No. 1 Henry Scriver

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Tuesday December 14th 1837

At a meeting of the Trustees

            Present          Jacob Haight, Prest.
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Peter Shaurman

Resolved, That the Trustees of the Village of Catskill Consent and agree that the president, Directors & company of the Albany & Greene Turnpike Road Company obtain ??? of the Legislature at its next session, ??? of the said Company to abandon so much of their said Road as lies in said Village between William Street and the Catskill Bridge and the said Road so abandoned to be used & held as a public highway, and that the said Turnpike Company pay to Jacob R. Greene or order the Sum of $100 as a Consideration of such abandonment & that He apply the same or pay it over towards grading the hill and filling up the Road & making Sewers, between his house and the main Street.

                                                            David Ely, Clk.

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Monday, May 7th 1838

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House this Day

Pursuant to legal notice, it being the annual meeting the accounts of the Trustees were examined and Excepted, and a Compensation of twenty Dollars each was allowed them for their service as Trustees.  The meeting then proceeded to vote by Ballot for Charter officers and the following named persons were Duly Elected, Viz.

Jacob Haight
Peter Shaurman
Jonathan Rowe
Leonard Kinsley
Simeon Sage

 Trustees

Charles Trowbridge
Samuel L. Penfield
Hiram Comfort

Assessors

Hiland Hill Jr.

Treasurer

Egbert Bogardus

Collector

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At a meeting of the Trustees May 9th 1838

            Present          Jacob Haight, Prest.
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Peter Shaurman
                                    Leonard Kinsley
                                    Simeon Sage

Resolved, That Jacob Haight be & is appointed president, David Ely, Clerk and Joseph B. Lynes Police Constable

Resolved, That David Ely be allowed $10. for 1837 and $10. for 1838 for office Rent.

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Wednesday, May 30th 1838

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jacob Haight, Prest.
                                    Simeon Sage
                                    Peter Shaurman
                                    Jonathan Rowe

It was Resolved to raise the sum of $950 for repairing Roads, Sewers &c

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Monday, June 11th 1838

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jacob Haight, Prest.
                                    Simeon Sage
                                    Peter Shaurman

It was Resolved That Simeon Sage act as path Master during the pleasure of the Board.

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Thursday, July 19th 1838

At a Meeting of the Trustees

            Present           Jacob Haight, Prs.
                                    Leonard Kinsley
                                    Peter Shaurman
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Simeon Sage

Whereas, The Catskill & Canagoharie Rail Road Company have made application to the Trustees of the Village for permission to Grade and lay the Rails of their Road through Water Street to Bridge Street,

Therefore Resolved, That permission be granted to them to grade and lay the Rails on the west side of Water Street, Beginning at the Rail Road Bridge, and ending at Bridge Street, and continue Said Rails so long as the Same is used for the purpose of a Rail Road, by said Company, According to a map made by Lewis J. Germain, Esqr. assistant Engineer of Said Company.

Dated July 19th 1838        Jacob Haight,  Pres.
                                             Johnathan Rowe
                                             Peter Shaurman
                                             Leonard Kinsley
                                              Simeon Sage

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Friday, Aug. 3rd 1838

At a Meeting of the Trustees at their office

            Present           Jacob Haight, President
                                    Leonard Kinsley
                                    Peter Shaurman
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Simeon Sage

Whereas, the Trustees did at the request of the Canagoharie and Catskill Rail Road Company, grant them permission to construct their Road on the west side of Water Street to Bridge Street,

And Whereas, upon further examination by the Company, they are of opinion that the public good and the interest of the Company would be materially enhanced by constructing their Rail Road on the East Side of Water Street to Bridge Street, instead of the west Side, and have requested permission of the Trustees to alter the route from the west to the east side of said street, and the Trustees deeming it of vital importance to the interest of the Village that the Rail Road Should be continued through Water to Bridge Street,

Therefore Resolved, That the Canagoharie and Catskill Rail Road Company, have permission (so far as the Trustees have the power) to construct their Rail Road on the East Side of Water to Bridge Street, in conformity to a map made by Lewis J. Germain dated July 12th 1838 the line of the said east side marked on said map with Red ink, and that all proceeding heretofore had for constructing said Road on the west side of Water Street be rescinded.

                                                            D. Ely, Clerk

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At a Meeting of the Trustees Aug. 11th 1838

            Present           Jacob Haight
                                    Peter Shaurman
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Leonard Kinsley
                                    Simeon Sage

Resolved That Thomas Huxford is hereby appointed Police Constable

Adjourned                                           D. Ely, Clerk

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Monday Aug. 20th 1838

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill Held at the Court House on Monday the 20th day of August Inst. at 4 O’clock P.M.

It was moved, seconded and Carried that the Sum of $300 be Raised by tax for the purpose of purchasing 50 feet of new hose for Engines.

It was moved, seconded and Carried that a Committee of three be appointed for the purpose of reporting to the next meeting the best method of filling the cistern with water.

It was moved, seconded and Carried that the three following named Gentlemen act as said Committee, Vis, Edgar B. Day—Francis J. Marvin—and Peter Shaurman.

It was moved seconded & Carried that this meeting adjourn until the 28th Day of August inst. at 4 Oclock P.M.                    

     David Ely, Secretary

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill Held at the Court House on Monday August 28th 1838 for the purpose of Devising ways and means for Repairing and filling the public Cisterns with water,

It was moved seconded and Carried that the Sum of one Hundred and fifty Dollars be raised by tax for repairing and filling the Cisterns with water

                                                            David Ely, Secty.

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At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House on Monday October 1st 1838 Pursuant to Legal notice

It was moved by H. McKinstry, Seconded by J. Van Loan That the sum of nine Hundred Dollars be Raised by Tax for Raising and grading Water Street.

The Resolution was discussed but the question not taken.  The Meeting adjourned until Friday the fifth Day of October inst.        

     D. Ely, Clerk

At the adjourned Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House on the fifth Day of October 1838

It was moved and seconded, That a Committee of Seven be appointed to examine & report the best mode of improving Water Street.  The following named Gentlemen were chosen said committee, Viz.  Samuel L. Penfield, Jacob S. Green, Isaac Van Loan, Francis Sayre, G. G. Hardenbergh, Hiram Comfort, Henry McKinstry

The Meeting adjourned until Friday October 12th 1838

    D. Ely

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Friday November 12th 1838

At the adjourned Meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House

The Committee chosen at the adjourned Meeting of the Inhabitans (sic) of the Village of Catskill held on the Fifth inst. Made the following report

They recommended that the proprietors of Lots on said Street do agree that the East half part of said Street may be used for the Rail Road & a wagon Road at the hiegst or grade at present adopted by the Rail Road be on the following condition—Viz—No part of the embankment or its slope shall occupy or rest on the west half part of said Street—The entire west half of said Street to be preserved at or near its present heights & to be graded out to its full width, by the owners of lots on the west Side thereof at their own expence & Cost for the convenience of those who transport Produce, Merchandise &c, by Waggons & have to transact business upon the wharves—and that the trustees of the Village on their part, agree to the aforesaid particulars.

In behalf of the Committee

Catskill Oct. 12th 1838                       Samuel L. Penfield, Chairman

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Monday May 6th 1839

At a Meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House Pursuant to legal Notice, being the annual Meeting the accounts of the trustees were presented and excepted and a compensation of twenty Dollars each was allowed them for their services as Trustees for the last year.  The Meeting then proceeded to vote by Ballot for charter officers and the following named persons were duly Elected for the following year—Viz—             

Trustees

Hiram Comfort
Francis N. Wilson
Charles L. Beach
Joseph B. Lynes
Wilson Page

Assessors

Peter Shaurman
W. W. Van Vechten
Charles Trowbridge

Treasurer

Hiland Hill Jr.

Collector

Egbert Bogardus

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Tuesday May 7th 1839

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           F. N. Wilson
                                    Hiram Comfort
                                    Wilson Page
                                    Charles L. Beach
                                    Joseph B. Lynes

Francis N. Wilson was Chosen president, David Ely was Chosen Clerk, Joseph B. Lynes was Chosen Path Master

Resolved, That the Sum of Eleven Hundred Dollars be Raised by tax for the purpose of repairing Roads, Bridges, Sewers &c

Adjourned                                           D. Ely, Clerk

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Thursday May 18th 1839

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present                        H. Comfort, Wilson Page, F.N. Wilson

Resolved, That Thomas Huxford is hereby appointed Police Constable, During the pleasure of Trustees.

Adjourned                                           D. Ely, Clerk

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Saturday June 8th 1839

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           F. N. Wilson, Presid.
                                    H. Comfort
                                    W. Page
                                    J.B. Lyons

Resolved, That, Cornelius Scriver be and is hereby appointed Road Master for the roads and Streets within the Corporation on the West side of the Creek

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 Thursday July 4th 1839

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Francis N. Wilson, Prest.
                                    Wilson Page
                                    Joseph B. Lynes

Resolved, That the Petitioners in regard to market have seen? to withdraw their Petitions

Resolved, That the Value of a Butcher’s License shall be Ten Dollars

Resolved, That Butcher’s Licenses be granted to Hibbard & Rechtmyer, Abbott & Limbrick, Narvin & (blank), John Edsele, H. B. Stone

Resolved, That the Trustees pay for each and every Dog Slaughtered in the Village of Catskill Fifty Cents for this and the Ensuing Month

Adjourned                                           D. Ely, Clerk

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 Tuesday July 22nd 1839

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Francis N. Wilson, Prt.
                                    J.B. Lynes
                                    Wilson Page
                                    Charles L. Beach

Resolved, That the alteration in the ordnance in relation to selling meat in the Village, Passed by the board of Trustees May 14th 1836 is hereby repealed.

                                                            D. Ely, Clerk

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Saturday September 14, 1839

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Francis N. Wilson
                                    Joseph B. Lynes
                                    Wilson Page

No Business on hand

Adjourned                                           D. Ely

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 Saturday Jany 4th 1840

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           F.N. Wilson
                                    Wilson Page
                                    Joseph B. Lynes

It was moved By Mr. Lynes and seconded By Mr. Page that Thomas Huxford be removed as Police Constable.

The above motion was carried unanimously.           

                                                            D. Ely, Clerk

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 Saturday Jany 11th 1840

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           F.N. Wilson
                                    Charles L. Beach
                                    Wilson Page
                                    Joseph B. Lynes

On Motion of Mr. Lynes Thomas Huxford was appointed Police Constable

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At a Meeting of Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House on the Evening of February 7th 1840 Pursuant to legal Notice

Wilson Page was chosen Chairman and David Ely Clerk.  The following Resolution was moved, seconded and adopted by the meeting.

Resolved, That the Trustees Raise by tax the Sum of two Hundred Dollars, for the purpose of Erecting a fire Engine House on the lot situated North of the House of the Widow Comfort, and for which the Trustees of the Estate of George Clark, deceased, and Mrs. Julia Comfort as guardian of the children of Hiram Comfort, deceased, have Executed leases to the Trustees of the Village.

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Monday May 4th 1840

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House this Day pursuant to legal Notice, being the annual meeting, the accounts of the Trustees were presented, and accepted, and a compensation of twenty Dollars each was voted by the meeting for their services as Trustees.  The meeting then proceeded to vote by Ballot for charter officers and the following named persons were duly Elected.         Viz:

 

Robert Dorlon
Nathan Farrel
John W. Hunter
Joshua A. Cooke
Jonathan Rowe

 Trustees

Charles Trowbridge
Francis N. Wilson
Simeon Sage

Assessors

Hiland Hill Jr.

Treasurer

Egbert Bogardus

Collector

David Ely, Clerk of late Trustees

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday May 6th 1840

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Robert Dorlon
                                    Joshua A. Cooke
                                    Nathan Farrall
                                    John W. Hunter
                                    Johathan (sic) Rowe

Robert Dorlon Esqr Was Chosen President, David Ely Clerk and C.C.W. Cleaveland, Police Constable and Aaron C. Hall Path Master

Adjourned to Next week Friday                     D. Ely, Clerk

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 Catskill May 15th 1840

At a Meeting of the Trustees of the Village held at their office

            Present           R. Dorlon, President
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Nathan Farrell
                                    J.A. Cooke

Resolved, That John Trumpbour is hereby ordered and directed to pull down his Brick house, Situated on the west side of the Creek, between the Houses of Jacob Van Van (sic) Valkenburg and Jonathan Rowe, on the ground that it is dangerous and insecure and that it is considered the trustees a nuisance.

Adjourned until Friday next                           D. Ely, Clerk

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 Friday May 22nd 1840

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           J.W. Hunter
                                    Nathan Farrall
                                    Jonathan Rowe

Resolved, That the Sum of one Thousand Dollars be Raised by tax for the purpose of repairing and building Roads, Bridges and Sewers, &c.

Resolved, That the Path Master report once a fortnight to the Trustees the amount money Expended and Where about

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 Catskill June 5, 1840

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present          Robert Dorlon, President
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Nathan Farrall
                                    Joshua A. Cooke

Resolved, That a side walk be built on the north side of Bridge Street from Main Street to the south west corner of the Court House.

Resolved, That the account of the Road Master be accepted & audited up to June 5th.

Resolved, That all Menageries, Circus Company’s &c Pay twenty Dollars for Permit to perform within the Corporation of the Village.  Permit to be signed by the President of the Board of Trustees, or in his absence by the Clerk of the Board.

Resolved, That Benjamin Van Orden be and is hereby appointed Path Master for District No. 2 on the west side of the Catskill creek.

Adjourned until Friday Evening Next.                      D. Ely, Clerk

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 At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, held at the Court House on Tuesday the 12th Day of January 1841 Pursuant to legal notice to take into consideration the propriety of raising money by tax or otherwise for the purpose of procuring a Lot or Lots, and Building a House or Houses for the Fire Apparatus, and also to authorize the Trustees to Dispose of the old Houses and Lots

The Notice for Meeting was read.

The Report of the Chief Engineer was Called for and duly read By E.B. Day Esq.  The report of James D. Pinckney Esq. as chairman of the committee of Fire Engine Companys was also Read.

It was moved and seconded:  That the Trustees of the Village of Catskill Purchase Mr. Orrin Day lot located on Court Street, for Six Hundred Dollars, for the purpose of erecting thereon the necessary Buildings for the fire apparatus.  Carried

It was moved and seconded:  That the Trustees dispose of the Old Houses & Lots, and Erect new Houses on the lot Purchased of Orrin Day Esq.

It was moved & seconded:  That the Trustees be authorized to Raise by tax the sum of one Hundred and Fifty Dollars to apply toward Building new Buildings on the Day Lot

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House on Monday the 15th Day of March 1841 Pursuant to legal notice, to take into consideration the propriety of raising money by tax or otherwise for the purpose of procuring a lot or Lots and Building a House or Houses, for the fire apparatus, and also to authorize the Trustees to dispose of the old Houses & Lots

The Notice of the meeting was read and the following Resolutions Passed.

It was moved & seconded, That the Resolution adopted by the meeting held at the Court House on the 12th Day of January 1841 authorising the Trustees to purchase Mr. Orrin Day Lot be and is hereby rescinded.         Carried.

It was moved & seconded, That the Trustees be authorized to buy the lot in rear of Powers & Days office on Court Street in accordance with the proposition now Submitted by Charles L. Beach for the purpose of Erecting Buildings thereon for the Fire department.            Carried.

It was moved & seconded, That the Mechanics Society & others associated with them be allowed at their own expense, to enlarge the Building to be erected on the said lot, so as to cover the whole of said lot & to add to the same a second story & that the trustees be authorized to give a lease of the said second story to said Mechanics Society, during its existence, without rent, to be and for the purpose of said mechanics society & for literary & scientific & other objects of public benefit.  Carried.

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Monday May 3rd 1841

At the annual Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, held at the Court House Pursuant to legal Notice, the accounts of the Trustees were presented, examined and accepted and a compensation of twenty Dollars each was voted by the meeting for their services as trustees the past year.  The Meeting then proceeded to vote by Ballot for Charter Officers for the Ensuing year and the following persons were Duly Elected.  Viz

Jonathan Rowe
Nathan Farrall
David Ely
Leonard Kinsley
Jacob Van Orden

Trustees

Francis N. Wilson
Charles Trowbridge
William H. Van Orden

 Assessors

Egbert Bogardus

Collector

Hiland Hill Jr.

Treasurer

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At a meeting of the trustees held on Tuesday May 5th Jonathan Rowe was duly Chosen President & David Ely Clerk.

            Present           Jonathan Rowe
                                    David Ely
                                    Leonard Kinsley
                                    Nathan Farrall

                                    Jacob Van Orden

Resolved That Benjamin Griswold be and is hereby appointed Sexton for the Corporation in Place of William Thomson removed

Adjourned until Friday Evening next at ½ past 7 O,Clock

                                                                        David Ely, Clk.

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 Friday May 7th 1841

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Johnathan Rowe, Prt.
                                    Nathan Farrall
                                    Jacob Van Orden
                                    David Ely
                                    Leonard Kinsley

Whereas, The president of the United States in view of our late national bereavement & recognizing therein the hand of God has reccommended that Friday the 14th Instant be observed as a Day of public fasting and prayer, therefore

Resolved, That in accordance with said reccommendation we respectively request our fellow citizens to close all places of Business on Friday the 14th Instant & otherwise abstaining from all secular avocations & employments, duly and religiously to observe the day as becometh & enlightened & Christian people, suffering under the Judgment of the Almighty.

Resolved, That the above proceedings be published in our Village papers.

                                                                        David Ely, Clerk 

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Friday May 7th 1841

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jonathan Rowe, Prest.
                                    Nathan Farrell
                                    Jacob Van Orden
                                    Leonard Kinsley
                                    David Ely

Resolved, That Aaron C. Hall be and is hereby appointed Path Master during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Resolved, That the Sum of one Thousand Dollars be raised by tax for the purpose of Keeping Roads, Bridges, Sewers &c in repair.

Resolved, That Thomas Huxford be and is hereby appointed Police Constable during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Resolved, That Egbert Bogardus be and is hereby authorized to make the Highway assessment.

Resolved, That Benjamin Van Orden be and is hereby appointed Path Master for Roads Laying within the Corporation on the west Side of the Creek.

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Monday June 7th 1841

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House according to legal notice, for the purpose of of (sic) raising money by tax to pay for the land through which Orange & Harrison Streets are laid and for other purposes.

Resolved, That the sum of Two Hundred and fifty Seven Dollars be raised by tax for the purposes above stated.                                   David Ely, Clerk

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December 10th 1841

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jonathan Rowe, Prest.
                                    Jacob Van Orden
                                    Nathan Farrall
                                    David Ely

Resolved, That Martin Cross be and id hereby appointed Sexton for the Village of Catskill and to have charge of the Burying Ground.

Resolved, That A.C. Halls a/c as Path Master be allowed amounting to $685.40.

Resolved, That the following named persons are hereby appointed Fire Wardens for the Village of Catskill      Viz:

Attached to Engine No. 1:  Joseph B. Lynes, Robinson Hazard & Jonathan Rowe.

      “        “       “      No. 2:  Tuzah Buckley, Luke Kiersted & Peter Breasted.

      “        “       “      No. 3:  David Ely, T.K. Cooke & Jacob Van Orden.

                                                            David Ely, Clk.

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Monday March 8th 1842

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  Rowe, Farrall, Kinsley, Van Orden & Ely

It was moved & seconded, That whereas Fire Engine Company No. 1 have for the last three or four months refused, or neglected to attend to the Engine, for cause as they alliage, in regard to choice of Engine Houses and Whereas the public good requires that Engine No. 1 Should be kept in good order, and ever ready in case of Fire to perform the duty assigned.  Then, It is therefore Resolved unanimously that Fire Engine Company be and is hereby disbanded and that immediate measures be taken to for a new company.

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 Friday March 11th 1842

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jonathan Rowe, Prest.
                                    Nathan Farrall
                                    Leonard Kinsley
                                    Jacob Van Orden
                                    David Ely

Resolved, That the petition for opening Street on the west side of the Creek, be returned to the petitioners, the Trustees believing that the public good does not require said Street opened.

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Monday May 2nd 1842

At a Meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, held at the court House pursuant to legal notice, the a/c of the Trustees were Presented, Examined and accepted, and a compensation of twenty dollars each was voted by the meeting for their services as Trustees for the past year.  The meeting then proceeded to vote by ballot for Officers for the Ensuing year and the following named persons were Duly Elected.      Viz:

Trustees:  Jonathan Rowe, David G. Abeel, Moses Washburn, Saml. L. Penfield, David Ely.

Assessors:  Francis N. Wilson, Samuel Francis, Leonard Kinsley.

Treasurer:  Hiland Hill Jr.

Collector:  Egbert Bogardus

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Wednesday May 4th 1842

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at their office

            Present           David G. Abeel
                                    Jonathan Rowe
                                    Saml. L. Penfield
                                    Moses Washburn
                                    David Ely

Jonathan Rowe was Duly Chosen President and David Ely, Clerk.  Aaron C. Hall was appointed Path Master for the Village on the east side of the Creek during the pleasure of the Trustees and Thomas Huxford Police Constable.

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Saturday May 7th 1842

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jonathan Rowe, Prest.
                                    David G. Abeel
                                    Samuel L. Penfield
                                    Moses Washburn
                                    David Ely

Resolved, That the sum of one Thousand Dollars be Raised by tax for the purpose of keeping the Streets, Bridges and Sewers in good condition.

Resolved, That Peter Martin be and is hereby appointed Path Master for District No. 2 on the west side of the Creek.

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 July 25th 1842

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present                        Rowe, Abeel, Penfield, Washburn, Ely

Resolved, That Messrs Abeel & Rowe be a committee to examine the charter and advise with legal counsel in regard to putting up railing to prevent foot passengers from walking or falling from the wall near the foot of Main Street and report to next meeting.

Resolved, That the Trustees meet for Business on the first and third Friday Evening of each month.

Resolved, That Messrs Washburn & Ely be a committee to examine the Hearse and report the necessary repairs to next Regular meeting.

 

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Friday August 5th 1842

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jonathan Rowe
                                    S.L. Penfield
                                    Moses Washburn
                                    David G. Abeel
                                    David Ely

Resolved, That the Hearse be put in good repair with new Fringe, Cloth, Tassels &c and that Mr. Rowe be and is hereby appointed to superintend the same

Resolved, That the Path Master notify the owners or occupants of the lots on the west side of Main Street, from Bronson Street down and including to Mrs. Gennett Dubois, to erect a suitable railing to guard against and prevent foot passengers from walking or falling from the wall in front of their lots

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 January 15th 1843

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present           Jonathan Rowe
                                    Samuel L. Penfield
                                    Moses Washburn
                                    David Ely

Resolved, That Caleb Day be and is hereby appointed a Fire Warden for the Village of Catskill

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 Monday May 1st 1843

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House pursuant to legal Notice the a/c of the Trustees were presented, examined and accepted, and a compensation of twenty dollars each was voted by the Meeting for their services for the past year.  The Meeting then proceeded to vote by Ballot for Officers for the ensuing year an the following named Persons were duly Elected

Trustees:  Frederick A. Cooke, David Ely, Moses Washburn, David G. Abeel, Jonathan Rowe

Assessors:  Francis N. Wilson, Charles Trowbridge, Peter Van Vechten

Treasurer:  Hiland Hill Jr.

Collector:  Egbert Bogardus

 

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office Tuesday May 2nd 1843

            Present                        Rowe, Cooke, Abeel, Washburn, Ely

Jonathan Rowe was Chosen President, and David Ely was appointed Clerk

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 Friday May 5th 1843

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  Rowe, Cooke, Washburn, Abeel, Ely

Resolved, That Thomas Huxford be and is hereby appointed Police Constable during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Resolved, That Moses Washburn be and is appointed a Fire Warden in the place of Luke Kiersted, Esq.

            Adjourned until Friday Evening  7 O,clock

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Tuesday May 22nd 1843

At a meeting held at their office of the Trustees

            Present:  J. Rowe, F. Cooke, D. Ely

Resolved, That the Trustees remove the rubbish now burning on J. McDonnelly &c Dock, at the expense of the corporation

                                                                        D. Ely, Clk. 

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At a Meeting of the Trustees held at their office May 29th 1843

            Present:  J. Rowe, F. Cooke, D.C. Abeel, M. Washburn, D. Ely

Resolved, That the sum of $750. be raised by tax for the purpose of improving roads, sewers, &c.

Resolved, That Aaron C. Hall be and is hereby appointed path master during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Resolved, That Peter Whittalus be and is hereby appointed Path Master on the west side of the Creek, or District No. 2 during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Resolved, That David Ely be and is hereby required to make the Road and Engine Lot tax list, and that he be allowed five Dollars for the same. 

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office July 28th 1843

            Present:  J. Rowe, F. Cooke, D.G. Abeel, D. Ely, M. Washburn

Resolved, That Samuel A. Baker be and is hereby appointed Police Constable during the pleasure of the Trustees.

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At the annual Election for Chief Engineer and assistants of the Fire Department in the Village of Catskill held at the Court House in said Village on the (blank) Day of April 1844

Benjamin Wiltse was duly elected chief and Alexander Wiltse and Frederick Cooke assistant engineers for the ensuing year

                                                                        D. Ely, Clerk

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 Monday May 5th 1844

At the annual meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the court House pursuant to legal notice, the a/c of the Trustees was presented, examined and excepted, and a compensation of $20 each was voted by the meeting for services the past year.  The meeting then proceeded to Ballot for Officers for the ensuing year and the following named persons were duly elected.

Trustees:  Moses Washburn, David Ely, Wilson Page, Francis Sayre, William H. Van Orden

Assessors:  Stephen Bosworth, Jonathan Rowe, Peter Van Vechten

Treasurer:  Hiland Hill, Jr.

Collector:  Egbert Bogardus

 Bills audited not paid

Frederick Cooke

$  3.83

Charles Austin

      .38

Martin Cross

    8.25

Charles Trowbridge

    3.66

Judson Wilcox

    1.25

W. H. Wey

    2.31

F. N. Wilson

    1.62

J. B. Lynes

    4.00

T. O. N. Croswell

    2.04

 

$27.34

W. E. Pierce

    3.00

 

$30.34

Tuesday May 7th 1844

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  Sayre, Washburn, Page, Van Orden, Ely

Francis Sayre was elected President of the Board of Trustees and David Ely appointed clerk

David Ely was appointed Path Master

Samuel A. Baker and Barnabas T. Rodgers were chosen Police constable for the ensuing year

The meeting then adjourned until Thursday evening May 16th  ½ Past 7 O,clock

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 Thursday May 16th 1844

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  Sayre, Prest.; Washburn; Van Orden; Page; Ely

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Benjamin Van Orden was appointed Path Master for District No. 2 in the Corporation

Daniel Cornwall was appointed Sexton during the pleasure of the Trustees

Resolved, That the Clerk make out the road assessment, fixing the number of days at those time the number of Taxable inhabitants.

Adjourned until Thursday Evening  ½ past 7 oc

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office June 14th 1844

            Present:  Sayre, President; Page; Van Orden; Washburn; Ely

Resolved, That the Trustees employ Michael Conovin to Build two New Hose Carts for the use of the Hook & Ladder company for which they agree to give him the old Carriage and twenty five Dollars in Cash, and that Wilson Page Superintend the Building of the same                                                             D. Ely, Clk. 

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office February 5th 1845

            Present:  Sayre, Prest.; Page; Van Orden; Washburn; Ely

Resolved, That Daniel Cornwall be and is hereby removed from the office of Sexton for the corporation and that John B. Conklin be and is hereby appointed in his place.

                                                                        D. Ely, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office March 5, 1845

            Present           F. Sayre, President
                                    W. Page
                                    W.H. Van Ordin
                                    M. Washborn
                                    D. Ely

Resolved that a road Four rods wide the bed of which when worked shall not be less than twenty feet wide, be laid out ??? the bank of the river from the lower end of Dorlon’s pasture lot in William Street to the Stuck the north line of the Corporation in such a rout as shall be deemed most advisable by the trustees.  Provided that the owners of land over which the proposed road is to pass shall release all claim for Damages by reason of laying out and constructing said road and provided also that any sum of money over & above the sum of Three Hundred Dollars which shall be necessary to lay out and construct said road shall be raised by private subscription or otherwise and paid over to the trustees.

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Monday May 5th 1845

At the annual meeting of the Electors of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House pursuant to legal notice, the a/c of the Trustees was presented, examined, and accepted.  And a compensation of twenty Dollars to each of the Trustees was voted by the meeting for their services the past year.  The meeting then proceeded to ballot for Officers for the ensuing year.  And the following named persons were duly Elected.

Trustees:  Frederick Cooke, Orlando Kellogg, David Ely, Judson Wilcox, Jacob Van Orden

Assessors:  Wm. H. Van Orden, Enos Gunn, Charles Trowbridge

Treasurer:  Hiland Hill Jr.

Collector:  Egbert Bogardus

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Tuesday May 6th 1845

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  Van Orden, Cooke, Ely, Wilcox, Kellogg

Jacob Van Orden was Chosen President and David Ely was appointed Clerk.

Samuel A. Baker was appointed Police Constable.

David Ely was appointed Path Master, Dist. No. 1.

Benjamin Van Orden       do        do   , Dist. No. 2.

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Wednesday May 20th 1845

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  Van Orden, Kellogg, Cooke, Ely

Passed an ordinance to protect the grave yard

Appointed Wilcox, Cooke and Ely a committee to examine the privies on the premises of O. Kellogg and Charles B. Pinkney in consequence of a complaint against them as a nuisance.  Report at next meeting.

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Tuesday June 10th 1845

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  J. Van Orden, O. Kellogg, F. Cooke, D. Ely

Resolved, that we call a village meeting for the purpose of Raising money by tax to build a Road from William St. to the Stuck or north Bounds of the corporation.

Resolved, That the Sum of $800 be raised for Highway tax.

Adjourned.

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House on Monday the 23rd day of July Pursuant to Legal notice, the proposal of A. C. Hall for Draining the Burying Ground for the Sum of Eighty Dollars was accepted and the meeting authorized the trustees to raise the said Eighty Dollars by special Tax.

                                                            Jacob Van Orden, President

                                                            David Ely, Clerk

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 Monday May 4th 1846

At the annual Meeting of the Electors of the Village of Catskill held at the court House pursuant to legal notice the a/c of the Trustees was presented, examined and accepted.  And a compensation of twenty Dollars to each of the Trustees for their services the past year.  The meeting then proceeded to ballot for Officers for the ensuing year.  And the following named persons were duly Elected.

Trustees:  Alfred Foote, David Ely, Charles Trowbridge, Lindsey Beach, Elliott Holbrook

Assessors:  Francis N. Wilson, Enos Gunn

Treasurer:  Hiland Hill

Collector:  Egbert Bogardus

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office May 14th 1846

            Present:  C. Trowbridge, Lindsey Beach, A. Foote, D. Ely

Charles Trowbridge was chosen President, David Ely Clerk and A. C. Hall Path Master

Samuel A. Baker and Barnabas T. Rodgers were appointed police constables 

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office May 21/46

            Present:  C. Trowbridge, Prest.; Lindsey Beach, E. Holbrook, David Ely

Benjamin Van Orden was appointed Path Master for District No. 2.

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Friday June 5/46

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

            Present:  Trowbridge, Beach, Holbrook, Ely

Resolved, That the Sum of $750 be raised by Assessment for Highway Tax and $150 for Special purposes

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office June 30th 1846

            Present:  C. Trowbridge, Lindsey Beach, E. Holbrook, David Ely

Resolved, That the Path Master notify Charles B. Pinckney that if the nuisance flowing from the Premises occupied by Miss Bellamy on the corner of Main and Howard Street be not abated within four Days after such notice, that the Path Master proceed to abate said nuisance and the Expense thereof shall be charged to said premises.

                                                                        David Ely, Clk.

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office July 7th 1846

            Present:  C. Trowbridge, Lindsey Beach, A. Foote, David Ely

Resolved, That the Path Master be directed to see that the side walks and gutters are cleaned of all obstructions such as Boxes, Barrells, Stoves and other moveables, forthwith.

Resolved, That the Path Master be hereby instructed to build a Railing in front of Rouse Tannery on the west side of the street.

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Monday May 3rd  1847

At the annual Meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill pursuant to legal notice the a/c of the Trustees were presented, examined and accepted and compensation of twenty Dollars to each of the Trustees for services was allowed.  The Meeting then proceeded to ballot for charter Officers for the ensuing year, when the following named persons were duly Elected.

Trustees:  Jacob Van Orden, Frederick Cooke, David Ely, George Peck, Elliott Hoolbrook

Assessors:  Peter Van Vechten, Wilson Page, Charles Trowbridge

Treasurer:  Hiland Hill

Collector:  Egbert Bogardus

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May 4th 1847

At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office

            Present:  Van Orden, Cooke, Ely, Holbrook, Peck

On motion of D. Ely, Jacob Van (sic) was nominated and Elected President of the board of Trustees

On motion of George Peck, D. Ely was appointed Clerk of the board.

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Benjamin G. Hall was appointed Path Master for Dist. No. 1

?????? of George Peck, Barnabas T Rodgers and Samuel A. Baker were appointed police constables during the pleasure of the Trustees.

                                                                        D. Ely, Clerk

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May 18th 1847

At a meeting of the Trustees at their office

            Present:  Van Orden, Cooke, Ely, Peck, Holbrook

Resolved, That the Sum of one thousand Dollars be raised by tax, for Roads, Sewers & Bridges                                                           D. Ely, Clerk

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office June 28, 1844(7)

            Present:  Van Orden, Cooke, Peck, Holbrook & Ely

Resolved, That the nuisance occasioned by the Kitchen Drains of the Houses occupied by Miss R. Bellamy and David Thorp be attended to forthwith.

Resolved, That Benjamin Van Orden be and is hereby appointed Path Master for District No. 2.

Resolved, That the Hospital be repaired and that Ely attend to it immediately.

Resolved, That A.C. Hall the path Master is hereby directed to examine all Streets Alleys & Sewers, and remove all Nuisances or see that they are removed.

Adjourned

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office July 15th 1847

            Present:  Van Orden, Ely, Holbrook, Peck

Resolved, That Joseph B. Lynes be and is hereby appointed Police constable during the Pleasure of the Trustees

Adjourned

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at their office September 13th 1847

            Present:  Van Orden, Peck & Ely

Resolved, That the Trustees will establish and support a school in this village for colored children for the term of six months, in conformity to a law passed by the Legislature May 12/47

Adjourned

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 At a meeting of the Trustees at their office December 11/47

            Present:  Van Orden, Cooke, Holbrook, Peck & Ely

Resolved, That whereas the Trustees, in accordance with a Resolution passed at a Village Meeting held at the Court House on Monday the 15th day of March 1841, pursuant to legal notice, did lease to the Mechanich Society the large Room situated over the Engine House in rear of Powers & Day office, said lease to continue as long as they exist as a society and Whereas said society has now ceased to exist, Therefore,

Resolved, That the Trustees do take immediate possession of said Room, designating it by the name Village Hall. 

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At the annual Meeting for the Election of Charter Officers for the village of Catskill held at the Court House in said Village on Monday the first Day of May 1848

The report of the Trustees was examined and accepted, and the Sum of twenty Dollars allowed to each of the Trustees for their services.  The meeting proceeded to ballot for Trustees &c when the following named persons were duly elected.

Trustees:  Philip Van Orden, Thomas C. Wey, Martin L. Rickerson, Adam T. Story, Abram Berget

Treasurer:  Hiland Hill

Collector:  Egbert Bogardus

Assessors:  Peter Van Vechten, Stephen Bosworth, Charles Trowbridge

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May 4, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the office of M. L. Rickerson Esq.

            Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, M.L. Rickerson, P.V. Van Orden

On Motion of P.V. Van Orden, Thos. C. Wey was nominated & elected President of the Board of Trustees.  On Motion of Adam T. Story, P.V. Van Orden was appointed clerk.

Aaron C. Hall was appointed Path Master for District No. 1.

Peter Whittaker was appointed Path Master for District No. 2.

Samuel A. Baker, Joseph B. Lynes & Barnabas T. Rogers were appointed Police Constables during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Resolved, that the following notice be published

                                                Notice

“All persons occupying any premises on any public Street in this Village are hereby notified to remove forthwith any and all obstructions to the sidewalks, gutters or streets of the premises by them occupied.

All persons neglecting or refusing to comply with the above notice will be subjected to the penalty in such case provided.  By order of the Trustees”

Adjourned                                           Thomas C. Wey, President

                                                            P.V. Van Orden, Clerk

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May 9, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the office of M.L. Rickerson

            Present:  Wey, Burget, Rickerson, Van Orden

Resolved, That John Powers & George G. Hardenbergh be prosecuted for the penalties incurred by them in neglecting and refusing to remove obstructions & impediments to the street & sidewalks, in front of premises occupied by them respectively as stores, in Main Street, in the Village of Catskill pursuant to Laws & ordinances of the said Village:  and that Martin L. Rickerson be & he is hereby authorized to conduct the prosecution.

John B. Conklin was appointed Sexton to take charge of the Burying Ground.

The Bond of H. Hill, Treasurer, with Frederick Hill & John Van Vleck as sureties in the sum of Two thousand dollars was received & approved.

Adjourned                                           Thomas C. Wey, President

                                                            P.V. Van Orden, Clk.

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May 12, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

            Present:  Thos. C. Wey, A.T. Story, Abm. Burget, M.L. Rickerson, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the two previous meeting of this board read & approved

A motion was made & seconded that the sum of One thousand dollars ($1000) be raised by tax for Highways & other purposes, and the motion was lost.

Resolved, That the sum of Nine hundred dollars ($900) be raised by tax for Roads, Sewers &c.

Resolved, That all claims presented against the corporation of the village be audited and allowed by the Trustees, before payment.

Resolved, That the Acct. of  Jno. B. Conklin amounting to $7. for repairs at the burying ground, be paid.

Resolved, That the suit commenced against Geo. G. Hardenbergh in pursuance of resolution passed at the last meeting be discontinued, on payment by him of the costs; and that no suit be commenced against John Powers, he having removed the obstructions & impediments.

Resolved, That so much of the Bye Laws & Ordinances of the Village of Catskill as relates to obstructing streets & sidewalks, cleaning streets of dirt, & permitting swine to run at large, be published & notice given in the Catskill Recorder that the penalties for the violation of any of these ordinances will be enforced.

Adjourned                                           Thomas C. Wey, President

                                                            P.V. Van Orden, Clk.

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May 19, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

            Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

The following accounts were audited & allowed

A.C. Hall

$   22.74

Fredk. Cooke

       2.06

J. Van Orden, D. Ely, E. Holbrook, G. Peck, & Fredk. Cooke each $20. for services as Trustees last year

   100.00

 

$ 124.80

On motion, M.L. Rickerson & A.T. Story were appointed a committee to draft an ordinance in relation to cattle & swine running at large in the streets of the Village & to report at the next meeting of the board.                 (adjd.)

            P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                          Thomas C. Wey, President

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May 29, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

            Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden, M.L. Rickerson

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

The following accts. were audited & allowed

Chas. Austin’s

$     .91

Chs. S. Willard for Winding Town clock for the last 2 years at $20 per year

   40.00

E. Bogardus for am’t overpaid on last years taxes

     4.23

A.C. Hall’s bill to May 28, 1848

   42.46

 

$ 87.60

The committee appointed at the last meeting did not report, but promised to do so at the next meeting of the board.

Resolved, That notice be given to Mrs. Lester & Martin Cross to repair the walk along their premises on Bridge St.                       (adjourned)

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                                      Thomas C. Wey, President

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June 9, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

            Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Adam T. Story, Abm. Burget, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

The committee did not report.

The following accts. were audited—

A.C. Hall                                                                                                       allowed

$28.66

A.C. Hall’s acct’t $81.84 for making side walk up Bridge St. $27.       allowed

 27.00

 

$55.66

 

(Note:  This amount $27. was allowed on the acc’t. of $81.84 because Mr. Hall agreed to make the walk for $54. and the Trustees agreed to pay one half of that sum & individuals residing on the hill agreed to pay the other half.)

Resolved, That all the monies recd. for the rent of the Village Hall for the coming year, be applied to the fitting up of that room.

Resolved, That a notice be given of a meeting of the inhabitants to be held at the Village Hall on Monday the 26th Inst. at 3 O’clk P.M., to take into consideration the propriety of voting a tax for the purpose of enlarging the burying ground by purchase of the lot adjoining on the North; also the propriety of voting a tax for the purpose of erecting a suitable fence for the Burying Ground                      Adjourned

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                                   Thomas C. Wey, President

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June 23, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of W.H. Wey

            Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved

Mr. Rickerson being absent the Committee did not report.

The following acct’s. were audited & allowed. 

David Van Dyke’s

5.25

Dunham & Eggnor’s

5.02

J.M. Willard’s

7.75

A.C. Hall’s

139.71

 

$157.73

Resolved, That W. H. Van Orden be employed to conduct the prosecution commenced against R.V. Groat for violating the Village ordinance in relation to fast driving in the street.  (See note below)  The President mentioned that complaint had been made to him by Z.L. Beach, that the barn of Wortendike & Co. stands in part on a public street; whereupon Messrs. Story, Burget & Rickerson were appointed a committee to investigate the matter & report at the next regular meeting of the board.

Adjourned

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                                   Thomas C. Wey, President

Note.    The suit commd. agst. R.V. Groat was settled by Mr. Groat’s paying the costs & promising to obey the ordinances hereafter.             P.V.V.O.

[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice.                        A MEETING of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill will be held at the Village Hall on Monday, 26th June at 3 o’clock P.M. for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of voting a tax to enlarge the Burying Ground by purchase of the lot adjoining on the north.  Also the propriety of voting a tax for the purpose of erecting a suitable fence for the Burying Ground.

THOMAS  C. WEY                President of the Board of Trustees

Catskill, June 12, 1848

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill, held at the Village Hall on Monday June 26, 1848, at 3 O’clock P.M. pursuant to legal notice, the object of the meeting having been stated, & notice calling the same having been read by the president on motion of E.B. Day Esq., seconded by Jas. Powers, Esq., it was

Resolved, That the Trustees of this village be and they are hereby authorized to enlarge the Burying Ground, by purchasing the lot adjoining on the North, for the sum of five hundred dollars ($500).

Resolved, That the trustees & their successors be authorized to raise by tax the present year one hundred dollars ($100) towards the payment of the lot above specified, and the remaining sum of Four hundred dollars ($400) with interest yearly in instalments for four years afterwards; and to receive from the owner of said lot a bond for a deed thereof, when the whole sum shall have been paid for said lot.

Resolved, That the trustees be authorized to advertise for & to receive proposals for erecting a suitable fence for the Burying Ground & to procure estimates of the probable expense of improving & beautifying it, and to report to the next meeting.

Resolved, That this meeting adjourn to meet again a fortnight from this day at the same hour & place.

Adjourned

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                                      Thomas C. Wey, President

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July 7, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

            Present:  Thos. C. Wey, M.L. Rickerson, Abm. Burget, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

The following accts were audited & allowed.

H. Freligh’s Bill (oiling engine hose)

7.50

A.C. Hall’s     “

117.38

 

$124.88

The Committee appointed at the last meeting did not report.

Mr. Rickerson for the committee appointed May 19th reported & the report was laid over till the next meeting.

Adjd. to meet again on the 11th inst.

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                                      Thomas C. Wey, President

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At an adjourned meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Monday July 10, 1848 at 3 o’clock P.M. the minutes of the previous meeting having been read and approved, the President reported the proposals recd. by the Trustees for Erecting a suitable fence for the Burying Ground & also an estimate of the probable expense of improving & beautifying the same.  Thereupon on motion of Wm. H. Van Orden Esq. seconded by James Powers Esq. it was

Resolved, That the Trustees of the Village of Catskill be authorized to borrow the sum of one thousand dollars at as low a rate of interest as they can procure, not exceeding seven perct. payable in five equal annual instalments, with interest annually on the whole sum remaining unpaid, for the purpose of fencing and beautifying the Burying Ground, and also that

(Annulled.  See proceedings of meeting held Aug. 14/48)

they and their successors in office be authorized to levy and collect by tax every year s sum sufficient to pay said instalments and the interest as aforesaid.

Resolved, That a committee of four consisting of James Powers, Abm. Van Vechten, James Millard & Wm. H. Wey be associated with the Trustees in making the improvements contemplated in the foregoing resolutions.

(Annulled.  See proceedings of meeting held Aug. 14/48)

Adjourned

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                                      Thomas C. Wey, President

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July 11, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

            Present:  T.C. Wey, A.T. Story, M.L. Rickerson & P.V. Van Orden

together with the committee associated with them, Mssr. Powers, Van Vechten, Millard & Wey, it was

Resolved, That for building the fence around the Burying Ground the following materials be used and in the following manner.

For the Front Fence    Chestnut Pickets 3 ½ feet in length & 2 ¼ inches in diameter, space between Pickets to be 2 ¾ inches

Bottom Board to be 10 in. wide

A small space to be left between pickets & bottom board

Back & Side Fences   Pickets of Merchantable Pine 1 in. by 2 inches, planed to pointed top, without bottom board.  Fences to be of uniform height with Front Fence.

Top & Bottom Rail of yellow Pine 1 ½ in. by 4 inches, for the whole fence

Top rail to be bevilled.

It was left with the Trustees to ascertain whether Red Cedar Posts not less than 5 inches in diameter at top could be procured and at what cost.

Messrs. J. Millard, Wm. H. Wey & M.L. Rickerson were appointed a committee to grade, and if expedient to drain the new lot.

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                                      Thomas C. Wey, President

(Posts, pro???? 294 called 300 Cash--$60 pd. by W. H. Wey)

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July 11, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, M.L. Rickerson, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes read and approved.

Resolved, That the expense of repairing the walk up Bridge St. to the Court House be paid by the corporation, except such part of the expense as those owning property along the walk may pay.

Resolved, That the work on the walk mentioned above be done by the person who will do it cheapest.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to ascertain on whom the expense will fall of repairing the side walks from Church St. up to the head of Main St. & that M.L. Rickerson & A.T. Story be said committee and report at the next regular meeting of the board

Resolved, That Abm. Burget & P.V. Van Orden be a committee to ascertain the probable cost of repairing the walk up Bridge St. to the Court House.

An ordinance in relation to swine running at large was passed.

Also, an ordinance in relation to Cows & other Cattle running at large; and an ordinance repealing all former ordinances on these subjects.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (Adjourned)                Thomas C. Wey, President

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July 25, 1848

At a Meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, M.L. Rickerson, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

No report from the Committees appointed at the last meeting.

The bill of A.C. Hall amtg. to $76.58 was audited & allowed.

A complaint signed by several citizen in relation to disorderly conduct at the house occupied by Peter Freeman a colored man, was laid before the board by the President.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       adjn.                            Thomas C. Wey, President

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July 27th 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of W.H. Wey

Present:  Thomas C. Wey, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

A petition signed by several citizens for a sidewalk on the West side of the Creek, from “Blivensville” to the house of T.N. Wilson, was laid before the board by the President, & no action had thereon.

Resolved, That the road on the West side of the Creek, leading past the school house on the Kill be surveyed & recorded.

Resolved, That A.C. Hall be directed to make the walk leading to the Court House, from M. Cross’ corner up Bridge St. according to his proposal, at a cost not exceeding $105.—

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       adjd.                            Thomas C. Wey, President

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July 29, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees & the Committee associated with them, held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

Present: of the Trustees T.C. Wey, A.T. Story, M.L. Rickerson, & P.V. Van Orden

& of the Committee J. Powers, Wm. H. Wey & A. Van Vechten.

The proposal of W.G. Van Loan to build the fence for the Burying Ground was accepted

A. Van Vechten was appointed to ascertain whether white elm trees suitable for ornamenting the Burying Ground can be procured in this region.

Wm.H. Wey was appointed to consult with A.B. Selleck in relation to making the Gates & Gateways for the Burying Ground.

P.V. Van Orden                                  adjd.                            Thomas C. Wey

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July 31, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of W. Page

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

The following preamble & resolution were upon motion of T.C. Wey seconded by P.V. Van Orden, passed

Whereas there exists a doubt as to the legality of the resolution passed at a Village meeting held July 10, 1848, therefore

Resolved, That the President call a meeting of the inhabitants of this Village, to be held at the Village Hall on Monday August 14, 1848, to (authorize the Trustees to borrow one thousand dollars) take into consideration the propriety of voting a tax for the purpose of fencing, improving & beautifying the Burying Ground.

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                          adjd.                            Thomas C. Wey, President

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August 1, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of W. Page

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, A.T. Story, M.L. Rickerson, P.V. Van Orden

The minutes of the last meeting were read, and on motion amended by striking out the words “authorize the Trustees to borrow one thousand dollars” and inserting in their place, “take into consideration the propriety of voting a tax” and so amended the minutes were approved.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       adjd.                            Thomas C. Wey, President

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Augt. 4, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, P.V. Van Orden

A.C. Halls acct. amounting to $71.11/100 was audited & allowed.

A petition “to have the road on the West side of the Creek, South of the Turnpike opened to its proper width & cleared of obstructions”, was laid before the board.

Resolved, That the road above referred to be surveyed & Recorded if it is not now on Record

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (adjd)                          Thomas C. Wey, President

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August 8, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees and the associate Committee held at the store of Wm.H. Wey

Present: of the Trustees, Thos. C. Wey & M.L. Rickerson &

of the Com. Messrs. Wey, Millard, & Van Vechten

Resolved, That gates be made for the Burying Ground on the plan proposed by A.B. Selleck & that Thos. C. Wey make arrangements with Mr. Selleck for making them.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (adjd.)                         Thomas C. Wey, President

[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice—A Meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill, will be held at the village Hall, on Monday, August 14th, at 3 o’clock, P.M., to take into consideration the propriety of voting a tax for the purpose of fencing, improving and beautifying the burying ground.

Thomas C. Wey, president of the Board of Trustees

Catskill, July 31, 1848

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Monday, August 14th 1848 at 3 O’clock P.M. notice calling the meeting having been read by the President.  On Motion of Francis Sayre seconded by P.V. Van Orden, the following preamble & resolution were passed.

Whereas doubts exist in the minds of some in relation to the sufficiency of the notice calling the meeting held on the tenth day of July last; therefore,

Resolved, That the resolutions passed at said meeting be & the same are hereby annulled.

On motion of  Fras. Sayre seconded by Revd. D. Murdock

Resolved, That the Trustees of the Village of Catskill be authorized to borrow the sum on one thousand dollars at as low a rate of interest as they can procure, not exceeding seven per cent, payable in five equal annual instalments, with interest annually on the whole sum remaining unpaid, for the purpose of fencing, improving and beautifying the Burying Ground; and also that they and their successors in office be authorized to levy and collect by tax every year a sum sufficient to pay said instalments and the interest as aforesaid.

Resolved, That a committee of four, consisting of James Powers, Abm. Van Vechten, Jas. Millard and Wm. H. Wey be associated with the Trustees in making the improvements contemplated in the foregoing resolution.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (adjourned)                 Thomas C. Wey, President

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August 14, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm.H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, A.T. Story, Abm. Burget, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

A.C. Hall’s bill for making walk up Bridge St. from Main to Franklin St. audited & allowed  ($105)

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (adjourned)                 Thomas C. Wey, President

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August 15, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

The following preamble & resolution were passed. (Viz)

James Powers, Edgar B. Day & Samuel S. Day executors of Orrin Day, deceased, having consented to loan the corporation of the Village of Catskill, the sum of One thousand dollars at six percent interest, to be repaid according to the terms of a resolution passed at a Village meeting held August 14th 1848, therefore,

Resolved, That the President of the Board of Trustees be, and he is hereby authorized to execute a bond to James Powers, Edgar B. Day & Samuel S. Day, Executors of Orrin Day, deceased, for the amount of one thousand dollars, payable in five equal annual instalments with interest at six per cent payable annually, and to affix the seal of the Corporation to said bond.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                                                           Thomas C. Wey, President

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August 28, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, M.L. Rickerson, Abm. Burget, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

A.C. Hall’s Bill of $24.69/100 audited & allowed.

A Petition signed by several citizens in relation to the gutter on the premises of Fredk. Trumpbour near the house of Mrs. Sherman was presented by the President & on motion it was

Resolved, That notice be given to Mr. Trumpbour to have said gutter put in order.

Resolved, That the sum of Eight dollars be paid to the widow of Hiram Comfort for rent up to Jany. 23, 1849, of ground occupied by engine House of Company No. 2, & that if practicable the President procure a new lease of the ground on the same terms as the last lease.

Resolved, That the President give notice to Wm. Magilton, John Bogardus & Robt. Dorlon, agent of George Clark, to have the sidewalks in front of their premises put in repair.

Resolved, That H. Brown’s Bill of $1.25/100 be paid.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                                   adjd.                Thomas P. Wey, President

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September 15, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, M.L. Rickerson, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

The following acct’s were audited & allowed

A.C. Hall

$45.28

J.R. Sylvester

5.75

 

$51.03

Resolved, That three months notice (as required by lease) be served on Mrs. C. Bomen to quit the premises occupied by her.

Resolved, That one months notice be given to Rinier C. Wortendike & Co. to remove their building situated on Green St. as said building is an obstruction to the street.

Resolved, That we will endeavor to establish, by consent of those interested, a line (if we possess authority) for Water St. on the west side of the creek.

Whereas Mrs. Ruth Cooke has executed a bond to the trustees of the Village of Catskill, for a conveyance of lot adjoining the Burying Ground, therefore

Resolved, That the President be, and he is hereby authorized to sign an agreement in accordance with said bond, and to affix the Seal of the Corporation to said agreement.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                                   adjd.                Thomas C. Wey, President

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Sept. 26, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of A.T. Story & Co.

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, A.T. Story, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

Resolved, That notice be given of a Meeting of the inhabitants of the village, to be held at the Village Hall on Friday, October 6, 1848; to take into consideration the propriety of voting a tax to defray the expense of supporting a night watch & lighting the streets.  Also to adopt such measures as may be deemed expedient to reorganize & render efficient the fire department of the Village.

[Printed newspaper notice]    NOTICE          A meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, will be held at the Village Hall, on Friday, Oct. 6th, at 7 P.M., to take into consideration the propriety of voting a Tax for the purpose of lighting the Streets and for the support of a Night Watch.  Also, to take such Measures for the Organization of the Fire Department as may be thought advisable.     Catskill, Sept. 26th, 1848

            Thomas C. Wey, president of the Board of Trustees.

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Friday October 6th 1848 at 7 O’clock P.M.  Notice calling the meeting having been read (by the President) on motion of Jacob Van Orden, seconded by John A. Cooke, it was

Resolved, That the consideration of the propriety of voting a tax to defray the expense of supporting a night watch & lighting the Streets, be indefinitely postponed.

            On Motion of Samuel DuBois

Resolved, That notice of a meeting be given by the Trustees, for the purpose of ascertaining whether a sufficient number of men will volunteer as fireman to make up the requisite number of members for the Engine Companies.

            On Motion of E.B. Day, seconded by J.R. Greene

Resolved, That the Trustees be requested to call a Village Meeting to take into consideration the propriety of voting a tax to raise a sum of money to be placed at the disposal of the Trustees to defray the expense of keeping up an organization of the Fire department.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       adjourned                    Thomas C. Wey, President

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Oct. 13, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thomas C. Wey, M.L. Rickerson, P.V. Van Orden

Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

The following accts. were audited & allowed

A.C. Hall’s bill

33.51

F. Botsford & others, Services as night watch

2.50

 

$36.01

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (adjourned)                 Thomas C. Wey, President

[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice.                        A Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, will be held at the Village Hall on Tuesday, October 31st, at 7 o’clock, P.M., to take into consideration the propriety of voting a tax to raise a sum of money to be placed at the disposal of the Trustees to defray the expense of keeping up an organization of the Fire Department.

            Thomas C. Wey, President of the Board of Trustees

Catskill, October 18, 1848

            P.S.      All persons who are disposed to volunteer as Firemen, will please meet at the Village Hall on Tuesday evening next, at 7 o’clock.

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Tuesday Oct. 31, 1848 at 7 o’clock P.M. notice calling the meeting having been read by the President, on motion of Doct. F.C. Adams seconded by Wm. W. Plank it was

Resolved, That his meeting adjourn, sine die.

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (adjourned)                 Thomas C. Wey, President

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Nov. 3, 1848

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wm. H. Wey

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget, P.V. Van Orden, M.L. Rickerson

Minutes of the last meeting read & approved.

A Petition signed by Amos Cornwall & others to have a reservoir built near the house of Revd. Doct. Parker, was presented by the President & on motion was laid on the table.

Jno. B. Conklin’s Bill $10.21/100 & W.E. Pierce’s Bill $0.75 audited & allowd. $10.96

An ordinance in relation to depositing or leaving articles in the streets was passed.

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                          adjd.                            Thomas C. Wey, President

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March 5, 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wilson Page & Co.

Present:  Thomas C. Wey, Abm. Burget, P.V. Van Orden

(A.T. Story & M.L. Rickerson absent, having started for California.)

The following acct’s. were audited & allowed

J.B. Lynes’

18.25

T.C. Wey’s

19.65

David Van Dyke

6.88

An Acc’t of A.J. Grant in which he claims balance due him to be $7.43 for building Plank Side walk, was laid on the table.

            (Thomas C. Wey resigned the office of President of the Board of Trustees & P.V. Van Orden was appointed in his stead.  (See note.)

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       adjourned                    Thomas C. Wey, President

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April 25, 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of Wilson Page & Co.

Present:  Thos. C. Wey, Abm. Burget & P.V. Van Orden

Resolved, That the President be & he is hereby authorized to draw an order on the Treasurer, to pay the Judgment & costs in the suit of H. Hill Treasr. vs. G.G. Hardenburgh, for violation of the ordinance in relation to cattle running at large, in which suit the jury gave a verdict for the deft.  Judgt. $5., Costs .96

P.V. Van Orden, Clk.                          (adjourned)                 Thomas C. Wey, President

Note.   As there is no provision made in the charter of the Village of Catskill authorizing the resignation of the office of President of the board of Trustees, the proceedings of the board at the meeting held March 5, 1849, so far as relates to the resignation of Mr. Wey & the appointment of Mr. Van Orden, are deemed void, and at the meeting of the board on the 25 April, Mr. Wey resumed the office.         P.V. Van Orden, Clerk.

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May 5, 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of W. Page & Co.

Present:  Thomas C. Wey, Abram Burget, P.V. Van Orden

The following accts. were audited & allowed

A.C. Hall’s

113.33

W.H. Van Orden’s

7.00

J.M. Willard’s

3.50

Thos. C. Wey’s

1.50

 

$125.33

P.V. Van Orden, Clerk                       (adjourned)                 Thomas C. Wey, President

 

At the annual meeting for the election of charter officers, for the Village of Catskill held at the Court House in said Village, on the first Monday in May 1849, the statement presented by the Trustees was accepted, and the usual compensation to the Village officers for their services the past year was voted by the meeting.  The following named persons were duly elected to the respective offices for the ensuing year.

Trustees

James Kortz
Alexander J. Grant
John B. Conklin
John J. Ashley
Hiram Bogardus

Assessors

Peter Van Vechten
Charles Trowbridge
Joshua Fiero Jr.

Treasurer

Hiland Hill

Collector

Egbert Bogardus

                                    Thomas C. Wey          }
                                    Abram Burget             }  Trustees
                                    P.V. Van Orden          }

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May 12th 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the Mechanic Hall

Present:  James Kortz, John J. Ashley, Hiram Bogardus, John B. Conklin, Alexander J. Grant

On motion of J.J. Ashley, James Kortz was nominated and Elected President of the Board of Trustees, on motion of Hiram Bogardus, A.P. Grant was nominated & elected Clerk, on motion of H. Bogardus, Aaron C. Hall was nominated and elected Road Master for district No. 1, on motion of A.P. Grant, Benjamin Van Orden was nominated & elected Road Master for district No. 2.

Barnabas T. Rodgers, Saml. A. Baker & H.T. Becker were appointed Police constables, during the pleasure of the Trustees

John B. Conklin was appointed Sexton to take charge of the Burying Ground

The clause under date 4th May 1848 prohibiting obstructions to the side walks and gutters was adopted.

Adjourned--                                        A.J. Grant, Clerk

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May 19th 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of John J. Ashley

Present:  James Kortz, John J. Ashley, A.J. Grant

Resolved, That notice be given of a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill, to be held at the Village Hall on Monday June 4th 1849 at 7 O’clock P.M. for the purpose of raising money for painting the fence and completing other improvements in conection with the Burying Ground.

adjd.                                                    A.J. Grant, Clerk

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May 23rd 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of John J. Ashley

Present:  James Kortz, John J. Ashley, John B. Conklin, H. Bogardus, A.J. Grant

Minutes of the two previous meetings of this Board read and approved

A motion was made and seconded that the Sum of Nine Hundred Dollars (900) be raised by tax for highways (and other purposes), Carried

A motion was made by John B. Conklin & seconded by A.J. Grant that the law prohibiting Hogs & Cattle from running at large be repealed.  John B. Conklin, A.J. Grant & James Kortz voting for the repeal & John J. Ashley & Hiram Bogardus voting against the repeal of said law

A motion was made & seconded that Abm. Burget, M.L. Rickerson & Thos. C. Wey be paid $20. Each for services as Trustees last year                          $60.00

Adjourned                                           A.J. Grant, Clerk

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June 2nd 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of John J. Ashley

Present:  James Kortz, H. Bogardus, John B. Conklin, John J. Ashley, A.J. Grant

The following resolutions were proposed and adopted.

Whereas by a recent afflicting dispensation of providence we are called upon to mourn the loss of A.C. Hall Esqr. who has for may years filled important and venerable stations in our Town and County & for some time past been the energetic & faithful overseer of highways of this Village, therefore it is

Resolved, that we deplore the melancholy event which has cut off in the midst of his usefulness, one to whom the whole community has become attached, as an able, efficient & faithful public officer and by his esteemed and honorable qualities as a man

Resolved, that we condole in their deep affection, in the suddenly Bereaved family of the deceased, and trust they will find consolation for that which may now seem inconsolable,

Resolved, that these proceedings be published in both Newspapers in this Village and also a copy thereof be sent to the family of the deceased.

On motion of John J. Ashley, John Cargill was nominated & Elected road Master for district No. 1 in place of A.C. Hall deceased,

A motion was made & seconded that one Hundred Bushels of Lime be bought and deposited in several places for the use of the Village

Adjourned                                           A.J. Grant, Clerk

[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice             A meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill will held at the Village Halle on Monday June 4th at 7 o’clock P.M. for the purpose of raising money for painting the fence and completing other improvements in connection with the Burying Ground.                 

James Kortz, President of the Board of Trustees

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At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Monday June 4th 1849 at 7 O.Clock P.M.

A motion was made and seconded that this meeting adjourn until Fryday 8th of June to meet again at the same hour and place

Adjourned                                           A.J. Grant, Clerk

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill held June 6th 1849 the following preamble & resolution were unanimously adopted

Whereas his excellency the Governor of the State of New York has by proclamation revised the act entitled “An Act for the preservation of the public health passed June 22nd 1832 authorizing and requiring the appointment & organizing of a board of health in certain Cities & Incorporated Villages in said State, therefore

Resolved, that Francis Sayre, Francis N. Wilson, E.B. Day, Geo. Peck and Jacob Van Orden, be and they are hereby appointed to constitute a Board of health for the Village of Catskill with full power to discharge the duties required by the act aforesaid, and that A. Brace M.D. be and he is hereby appointed health officer for said Village to act in concert with said board of health.

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                Adjourned                   James Kortz, President

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At an adjourned meeting of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Fryday June 8th 1849 at 7 O,Clock P.M. a motion was made by E.B. Day Esqr. and seconded by Mr. Pierce that this meeting adjourn until Tuesday next June 12th to meet again at the same hour and place.

Adjourned                                           A.J. Grant, Clerk

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At an adjourned meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the village Hall on Tuesday June 12th 1849 at 7 O.Clock P.M. notice calling the meeting having been read by the President

A call was made by E.B. Day Esqr. for the amount expended on the Burying Ground last season.  A bill embracing the items together with the amount expended was read by the Clerk.

A motion was made by John Cook ^& seconded by James H. Van Gorden that the sum of Four Hundred dollars be raised by Tax for painting the fence and completing other improvements in connection with the Burying Ground.  Carried.

Adjourned                                           A.J. Grant, Clerk

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June 20th 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of John J. Ashley

Present:  James Kortz, H. Bogardus, John B. Conklin, John J. Ashley

Proposels were Received from Peter Breasted & Moses M. Washbourn for painting the Burying Ground fence & it being a tie, the contract was therefore divided between them.  Moses M. Washbourn is to Receive $50 for painting the front fence two coats & graniting the gate posts, & Peter Breasted is to Receive $45 for painting the rear fence one coat.

John B. Conklin also agrees to trim up & dress the walks & trim the Trees and keep them in their proper position for the privaledge of the grass that grows on the burying ground.

An ordinance was passed to prevent all persons from bathing or swimming in the Catskill Creek within the limits of said Village, except at a suitable time in the night.

Also an ordinance to prevent powder crackers, squibs, or any species of fire work being sold or fired off in any of the streets of the village except on the Fourth of July.

Resolved, that notice be given of a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill to be held at the Village Hall on Monday July 9th at 7 O.Clock P.M. for the purpose of devising some plan to keep up an organization of the fire department.

A.P. Grant, Clerk                                adjourned                    James Kortz

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[Printed newspaper notice]    NOTICE          A meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill will be held at the Village Hall, on Monday, July 9th, at 7 o’clock, P.M., for the purpose of devising some plan to keep up an organization of the fire department.

James Kortz, President of the Board of Trustees

Catskill, June 26th, 1849                                                         2w18

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At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Monday July 9th at 7 O,Clock P.M.  Notice calling the meeting having been read by the President, a motion was made & seconded that a committee of three be appointed, consisting of Francis Sayre, Benjamin Wilsey & P.V. Vanorden, to devise some plan for organizing an efficient fire department and also to examine the law regulating the same, said committee are to report at the next meeting to be held on Monday July 16th at the same hour & place.

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                adjourned                    James Kortz

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At an adjourned meeting of the citizens of the Village of Catskill held at the Village Hall on Monday July 16th 1849 at 7 O.Clock P.M. the committee appointed at the last meeting reports as follows

The Committee appointed at the last meeting of the Citizens of Catskill to devise some plan for organizing an efficient fire department, respectfully recommend to the Trustees of the Village to repeal all ordinances of the Village in relation to the fire department, to disband the present Companies & to organize others according to the provisions of the act of the Legislature passed April 28th 1847.

Francis Sayre, the Chairman of the Committee addressed the meeting explaining fully the views of the Committee & urging prompt action in filling up the fire companies.

On motion of A. Ven Vechten, seconded by F. Hill, the report of the Committee was adopted.

On motion of Francis Sayre it was resolved that two persons be appointed for each Engine to procure members to fill up the companies, the following persons were appointed for that purpose.

For Engine company No. 3,  Ozias D. Kellogg & J. Murdock

   “       “           “          “    2,  Michael Conover & Henry Ashley

   “       “           “          “    1,  Jackson M. Willard & Wm. Selleck

   “   Hook & Ladder Co.,       James Eggnor & Geo. Marsh

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                            Adjourned                   James Kortz

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July 21st 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees Held at the House of John J. Ashley

Present:  James Kortz, H. Bogardus, John J. Ashley, A.J. Grant

A motion was made by John J. Ashley & seconded by H. Bogardus that all ordinances of the Village in relation to the fire department be repealed & that the present fire companies be disbanded.  Carried.

A motion was made by J.J. Ashley & seconded by H. Bogardus that new fire companies be formed & that they organize according to the provisions of the act of the Legislature passed April 28th 1847.

A list of names of those who have volunteered as fireman for Engine company No. 1 was presented and accepted.

A motion was made that Two Hundred blank certificates be printed for the use of the Fire department.

The following accts. were audited & allowed

A.J. Grant’s For 104 Bus. lime

$19.50

Trowbridge & Gunn For printing

10.50

John Cargill For corporation work

92.94

 

$122.94

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                            Adjourned                   James Kortz

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July 27th 1849

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of J.J. Ashley,

Present:  James Kortz, John J. Ashley, A.J. Grant

Lists of names of those who have volunteered as firemen for Engine Companies No. 2 & No. 3 and Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 were presented and accepted.

Resolved, that each and every person who have this day been appointed firemen to serve in the different fire companies in the village of Catskill be furnished with certificates of membership, and that their certificates be given under day July 27th 1849 that being the time of their appointment as firemen, under the new organization of the fire department.

Resolved, that in addition to the Two Hundred Certificates ordered printed at our last meeting, that Three Hundred more be printed making in all Five Hundred for the use of the fire department.

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                            Adjourned                   James Kortz

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We the board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill in the county of Greene, pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York, entitled an act in relation to firemen in Incorporated Villages passed April 28th 1847, and the several acts amending the same do hereby Organize a fire Company in and for said Village which shall be called fire Engine Company No. 1 and we do hereby name, constitute, and appoint each and every of the following named individuals, they being inhabitants of said Village, Members of the said Fire Engine Company No. 1

 

B.O. Wair

 

William Russell

 

Chancy Chamberlin

20

William Pennoyer

 

James Conine

 

James Pennoyer

 

Henry Pierse

 

Edward Cater

5

William Riesdorph

 

Lemuel Stanton

 

Martin Smith

 

Geo. Lynes

 

James Murdock

25

Walter Crosby

 

Louis C. Green

 

Gilbert Cornwell

 

James Salisbury

 

Edward Dubois

10

Augustus Hawley

 

Charles Dodge

 

Edward Selleck

 

Geo. Burget

 

Samuel Comfort

30

Andrew Gilbert

 

Charles Comfort

 

Jackson M. Willard

 

Bur. Buckinham

 

John Riesdorph

15

Golett. Dubois

 

Henry Rowley

 

William Selleck

 

Caspar Wolford

 

Charles Breasted

35

J.N. Penfield

 

Charles Prime

 

Edward Cargill

dated Catskill July 27th 1849

James Kortz, Hiram Bogardus, J.B. Conklin, John J. Ashley, & A.J. Grant, Trustees

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Catskill July 27th 1849

We the board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York, entitled an act in relation to firemen in incorporated Villages passed April 28th 1847 and the several acts amending the same, do hereby organize a fire Company in and for said Village which shall be called fire Engine Company No. 2, and we do hereby name, constitute and appoint each and every of the following named individuals, they being inhabitants of said Village, Members of the said fire Engine Company No. 2

 

William E. Pierce

 

Jacob Van Housen

 

Abram Van Vechten

 

Geo. Newcomb

 

George Wilson

 

Thos. Sutton

 

John Bogardus

 

Charles S. Millard

5

James C. Grant

30

Fredk. Lynes

 

William Weed

 

Charles Lang

 

Isaac Rouse

 

John Cure

 

John Snyder

 

Charles S. Willard

 

Angus Munn

 

John T. Mann

10

William Schriber

35

Charles Austin

 

Alexander J. Grant

 

Fredk. Hill

 

William H. Magillon

 

William B. Hill

 

Tuzer Buckley

 

Alexander Wiltse

 

Joshua Fiero Jr.

 

Charles Huffman

15

Wallace Phelps

40

Enos Gunn

 

Charles Cornwell

 

Alfred Foote

 

Hector L. Stewart

 

James Cumming

 

Richard Cornwell

 

Michael Conover

 

Henry Ashley

 

A.P. Jones

20

Nelson Hyde

45

Lewis Barker

 

James H. Van Kuren

 

 

 

Henry Rockefello

 

 

 

Edgar Russell

 

 

 

John H. France

 

 

25

James Lavell

 

 

James Kortz, Hiram Bogardus, J.B. Conklin, John J. Ashley, & A.J. Grant, Trustees

We the board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene, pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York entitled an act in relation to firemen in incorporated Villages passed April 28th 1847 and the several acts amending the same do hereby organize a fire Company in and for said Village which shall be called fire Engine Company No. 3 and we do hereby name, constitute and appoint each and every of the following named individuals, they being inhabitants of said Village, Members of the said fire Engine Company No. 3

 

Fredrick Cooke

 

Oziar D. Kellogg

 

John Murdock

 

Chas. E. Wilson

 

Oliver Burk

 

John Rimsen

 

John J. Abeel

 

Benjamin Wey

5

Chas. C. Abeel

20

Fredk. Comfort

 

William Hunter

 

Marcis Trowbridge

 

James N. Van Gorden

 

John Trumpbour

 

John J. Dumond

 

John Russell

 

Zenias Weede

 

Hiram Friar

10

John A. Griffin

25

Peter Lynes

 

Thos. Bell

 

Geo. Bell

 

Benjamin Conover

 

Chas. H. Day

 

Geo. Van Dyke

 

Peter Brandow

 

E. Botsford

 

Henry Smith

15

Geo. M. Clark

 

 

Catskill July 27th 1849

James Kortz, Hiram Bogardus, J.B. Conklin, John J. Ashley & A.J. Grant, Trustees

We the board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene, pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York entitled an act in relation to firemen in incorporated Villages passed April 28th 1847 and the several acts amending the same do hereby organize a Hook & Ladder Company in and for said Village which shall be called Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 and we do hereby name, constitute and appoint each and every of the following named individuals, they being inhabitants of said Village, Members of the said Hook & Ladder Company No. 1

 

George S. March

 

James Brandow

 

Sylvester Newcomb

 

Joel Egnor

 

Edward G. Knapp

 

John Brandow

 

William McFarland

 

John B. Conklin

5

Henry Meyer

20

William Brandow

 

Revilo W. Knapp

 

Thomas Wolford

 

Benjamin Brandow

 

Augustus W. Hunter

 

Silas Barbour

 

Harman Melius

 

John Mackey

 

Jacob Coon

10

James Kortz

25

John P. Dubois

 

Philender Selleck

 

Lemual B. Stanton

 

James Egnor

 

 

 

Stephen Coffin

 

 

 

Lewis Gleason

 

 

15

Jacob Lester

 

 

Catskill July 27th 1849

James Kortz, Hiram Bogardus, J.B. Conklin, John J. Ashley & A.J. Grant, Trustees 

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January 14th 1850

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of John J. Ashley

Present:  James Kortz, Hiram Bogardus, John B. Conklin, John J. Ashley, A.J. Grant

Collection of Five dollars ordered against Abbot & Millard for Corporation Tub, sold to them

The following accounts were audited and allowed

D.B. Dunham’s Bill

$20.96

Stephen Jones

1.75

N.T. Becker

24.00

Peter Breasted

7.33

E. Gunn

2.00

Dunham & Egnor

1.69

John J. Ashley

5.00

John Cargill

30.98

Joshua Fiero Jr.

2.50

 

$96.21

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                (adjourned)                 James Kortz

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March 29th 1850

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the store of A.J. Grant

Present:  James Kortz, H. Bogardus, John J. Ashley, John B. Conklin, A.J. Grant

A petition was presented signed by several citizens living on the west side Catskill Creek, requesting the road on west side said Creed south of the Bridge to be opened to its lawful width by moving fences &c. into their proper line.

A motion was made & seconded that this petition lay over until our next meeting before action be taken upon it.

An Ordinance relative to the fire department in the Village of Catskill was passed.

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                (adjourned)                 James Kortz

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April 24th 1850

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of J.J. Ashley

Present:  James Kortz, John J. Ashley, John B. Conklin, A.J. Grant

John Cargill’s Bill for Corporation work allowed    $51.05

Sold him street dirt for Fifteen Dollars                       15.00             $36.05

Resolved, that the road (above refered to, be surveyed and recorded and that John Van Vechton Esqr. be employed to survey said road

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                (adjourned)                 James Kortz

The following is the survey of the road as made by John Van Vechten Esqr on the 25th day of April 1850.

“A survey of a road made under the direction of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill, situate on the west side of Catskill Creed, “Beginning at the South east awning post in front of the store now occupied by H.G. Johnson, Eighteen links from the south east corner of said store on a cours south 6º  West and running from thence South fifteen Mints East 19 Chains 27 links to stake in said road 37 Feete 9 Inch from the South west corner of a dwelling House on a course 83º 30 M.—

“The above course was run through the center of the road as the needle pointed on the 25th day of April 1850.

A.J. Grant, Clerk                               

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At a meeting of the Trustees held at the House of J.J. Ashley, May 3rd 1850

Present:  James Kortz, H. Bogardus, John J. Ashley, John B. Conklin, A.J. Grant

The following accounts were audited & allowed

C.S. Willard’s Bill for winding & repairing Clock

$30.00

Saml. A. Baker   do  For services rend.

7.00

David Van Dyke  do  for rining (sic) Bell & lighting Hall

6.50

Wm. Taylor        do   for     do

1.75

A.C. Hall, bill, Corporation Work

12.81

Fredk. Cooke bill for padlock for B. Ground Gate got June 1848

.75

N.T. Becker for Services rend.

14.00

C. Trowbridge for assessing ???

16.50

John Van Vechton bill for Surveying

2.50

J.M. Willard’s bill

7.00

Francis Sayre bill

6.19

John B. Conklin, Work on B.G.

3.80

John Cargill’s bill

17.88

John H. France services rend.

5.50

 

$121.18

A.J. Grant, Clerk                                (adjourned)                 James Kortz

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At a meeting of the Trustees held May 4th 1850, the following described Street was laid out and a release made by the owners of the land to the Village, for making said Street.

Whereas the owners of all that certain piece or parcel of land situate on the east side of the Catskill Creek in the Village of Catskill, bounded and described as follows, viz, Beginning on Clark Street at a poplar tree standing at the north west corner of the Van Orden lot east of the Jail running thence southerly along the fence as the same now sands to the premises now occupied by William Cooke and owned by Lydia Hull, thence westerly at right angles with the said fence forty four feet, thence northerly on a line parallel with said fence to Clark Street, thence Easterly along Clark Street to the place of beginning have granted and released the same to the Trustees of the said Village of Catskill and their successors in office for the uses and purposes of a public Highway or Street as will more fully appear by reference to said release,

Now therefore we the Trustees of the said Village of Catskill do hereby declare make & lay out the above described lands and promises a public Highway or Street forty four feet wide and the same being a continuation of Broad Street as the same is now opened northerly, the said Street hereby laid out shall be called Broad Street.—

In testimony Whereof the Common Seal of said Village hath been hereunto affixed attested by the proper Signatures of said board of Trustees.

                                                                        J.B. Conklin
                                                                        John J. Ashley
                                                                        James Kortz
                                                                        A.J. Grant

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May 6th 1850

At a meeting of the Trustees the following named individuals were appointed Firemen to serve in Engine Company No. 1 and No. 3

Certificates were given to J. Plimley, H. Eckler, Geo. Ells & Francis Sutton with Membership from January 1st 1850 attached as Firemen to Engine Company No. 1

Certificates were given to Chas. Carpenter, Alexander Cole, John Pennoyer, Elijah Griswold as firemen attached to Engine Company No. 1 with Membership from March 30th 1850

Certificates were given to David Dunham, James Trowbridge, L. Hitchcock, J. Botsford, E. Brandow, J.F.A. Graff, Saml. Hitchcock, Ira Van Steenburgh, John Kennon, Wm. Finch, Danl. Colbaugh, James Egnor, Henry Funda, S.S. Day, E.B. Day, J. Brandow, V.W. Whiting, O.T. Hill, M.G. Eaton attached to Engine Company No. 3 with Membership from January 1st 1850

                                                                        A.J. Grant, Clerk

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At the annual meeting for the Election of Charter Officers for the Village of Catskill held at the Court House in said Village on the first Monday in May 1850.  The statement presented by the Trustees was accepted.  Twenty Dollars was then voted to each of the Trustees and Twenty dollars extra to the Clerk for Services rend. during the past Year.

The following named Gentlemen were duly Elected to their respective offices for the ensueing Year.

Trustees

Alexander H. Bailey
Henry G. Johnsen
Alexander Russell
Edgar Russell
David B. Dunham

Assessors

Charles Trowbridge
Judson Wilcox
Joshua Fiero Jr.

Treasurer

Hiland Hill

Colector

Egbert Bogardus

                                                                        James Kortz    }
                                                                        J.B. Conklin     }  Trustees
                                                                        John J. Ashley }
                                                                        A.J. Grant       

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Catskill May 7, 1850

At a meeting of the board of trustees held at the office of A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, Edgar Russell, Henry G. Johnson, David B. Dunham, Alexander Russell

On Motion of Alexander Russell, A.H. Bailey was nominated and elected President of the board of trustees and On Motion of Henry G. Johnson, Alexander Russell was nominated and elected Clerk.

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

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May 9, 1850

At a meeting of the board of trustees held at the Office of A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, Edgar Russell, Henry G. Johnson, David B. Dunham, Alexander Russell

On Motion of Edgar Russell, Joseph B. Lynes was nominated and elected Road Master for District No. 1

On Motion of Henry G. Johnson, Benjamin Van Orden was nominated and elected Road Master for District No. 2

On Motion of Henry G. Johnson, Henry F. Becker, Hugh M. Taylor and Barnabas T. Rodgers where (sic) nominated and elected Police Constables during the pleasure of the Trustees

On Motion of David B. Dunham, John P. Conklin was appointed Sexton to take charge of the Burying Ground

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

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May 16, 1850

At a meeting of the board of trustees held at the office of A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, Edgar Russell, Henry G. Johnson, David B. Dunham, Alexander Russell

Resolved, that John H. France Jailer be directed to abate the nuisance occasioned by the Overflowing of the back house and ??? in the jail yard and that he Cause such repairs or Constrictions to be made as will prevent a recurrence of such nuisance—Ordered further that the Clerk serve a Copy of this Order on said France.

Resolved, that John B. Conklin be paid twenty Five dollars for taking charge of the Burying Ground cleaning walks, roads &c for One year.

Resolved, that the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars be voted for Highway purposes.

A petition was received relative to opening Broad Street to its proper width, laid over to be acted upon at the next meeting

Ordered that the removal of Street dirt in said Village for the present season be Contracted for with the lowest bidder or bidders for such service

??? that the Villiage (sic) be divided into three sections for this purpose as follows

Section 1st       All Streets and alleys north of and including Thompson Street

Section 2nd      All Streets and alleys on the east side of the Creek north of and including                                     Bridge Street to Thompson Street

Section 3         All Streets and alleys on the east side of the Creek south of ridge Street as                                     far as the intersection of the line of Broad Street with Main Street

      “      3        that proposals in writing be received at the store of Jones and Russell until                                     6 oClock P.M. on Monday next for such service for the whole or any of                                 said sections

Section 4         that the person or persons to whom such Contract or Contracts shall be                             awarded shall enter into a written agreement or agreements with the said                         Trustees to perform such service for the sum or sums bidden, such person                                     or persons to have such Street dirt as he or they may remove that he or                                 they will remove all such dirt as may be Collected or swept into heaps on                                  or befor 10 oClock A.M. each and every Saturday until the first of                                                 December next every such Contract to be annulled at any time at the                                    pleasure of either party by giving at least one week’s notice in writing to                             the other

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

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Catskill, May 21, 1850

At a meeting of the board of Trustees held at the Office of A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, President, Edgar Russell, David J. Dunham, Alexander Russell

Pursuant to the Notice for the removal of street dirt the contracts where (sic) opened and read

John Cargill

??????????ion

$50.00

Joseph P. Lynes

            “

  50.00

Zenas Weed

 

  40.00

Mr. Weed being the lowest bidder it was moved that the President enter into Contract with Zenas Weed for removal of said street dirt

on Motion of David B. Dunham sceconded (sic) by A. Russell that the Broad Street petition be postponded (sic) until the next meeting

An Ordinance was passed prohibiting Cattle and swine from runing at large within the Corporation limits

A Notice was ordered published to Call a public meeting for the purpose of raising money for burying ground and fire department expenses and to defray Contingent expenses of Said Villiage On Monday June 3 at 7 oClock P.M. at the Villiage Hall

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

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May 27, 1850

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Office of A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, Edgar Russell, David B. Dunham, A. Russell

A petition was received relative to building a side walk up William Street to the residence of E.B. Day, referred to D.B. Dunham & Edgar Russell to make an estimate as to what would be the cost of said walk.

Whereas Zenas Weed has assigned his Contract awarded him at the last meeting to Mallory & Thompson

Resolved that a Contract be entered into with said Mallory & Thompson in accordance with said bid

Resolved that Jacob R. Greene, C.B. Pinckney & Phillip Bannen be notified by D.B. Dunham to have the side walks & gutters repaired in Water Street

Whereas the Catskill Democrat & Recorder having neglected to publish the Call for a Villiage Meeting to be held at Mechanics Hall on June 3 (Monday)

Resolved that a Notice be published in the Villiage papers Calling a public Meeting on Monday June 10, at 7 oClock P.M. at the Villiage Hall

John B. Conklin bill as master of the previous year $20.00

C.B. Williard bill ??? was audited & allowed             20.00

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice—A meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill will be held in the Village Hall on Monday, June 10th, at 7 o’clock P.M. for the purpose of raising money for Burying Ground and Fire Department Expenses, and the contingent expenses of said Village.

By order of the Board of Trustees     A.H. Bailey, President

Catskill, May 30, 1850                                                                       2w33

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June 10, 1850

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Villiage of Catskill held at the Villiage Hall on Monday June 10, at 7 o’Clock P.M., the President having read the Call and stated the object of the Meeting.

On Motion of Jacob Van Orden seconded by Doct. F.C. Adams, that the sums of Four Hundred dollars be raised by tax for Fire Department burying ground expenses and the Incidental expenses of the Village—Carried

On Motion of John A. Cooke scecconed by Genl. Wm. Salisbury that the Trustees hereafter at the expiration of their term of Office have published in the Villiage papers the Amounts of Moneys expended by them for Villiage purposes—Carried

On Motion of Chas. P. Pinckney sceconded by James H. Van Gorden that a side walk be built up William Street to the residence of E.B. Day Esqr.  which motion being negatived the meeting adjourned Sine die

A. Russell, Clk.                                                                                  A.H. Bailey

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July 9, 1850

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Office of the President A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, D.B. Dunham, Alex Russell

An Ordinance was passed prohibiting any person from fastening any Horse to any shade tree or protection to shade trees under penalty

A. Russell, Clk.                                  adjourned                    A.H. Bailey, President

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Catskill  June 22, 1850

At a meeting of the board of Trustees held at the office of the President

Present:  Edgar Russell, David B. Dunham, Alexander Russell

The President A.H. Bailey being absent Edgar Russell was appointed President pro tem

An Ordinance was passed prohibiting persons from collecting together in the streets or side walks or in any manner disturbing the quiet and good order of Community

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   E. Russell, Pres.

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July 11, 1850

At a meeting of the board of Trustees held at the Office of the President A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, President, Edgar Russell, David B. Dunham, Henry G. Johnson, Alexander Russell

The matter in relation to sprinkling the streets with water at the expense of the Corporation was acted upon and unanimously Agreed that the charges in J.B. Lynes Bill did not belong to the Corporation to pay

Peter Brandow was appointed Police Constable during the pleasure of the Trustees

A public meeting was ordered to be Called at the Villiage Hall on Monday July 29, at 7 oClock P.M. for the purpose of raising money for Completing the Hearse &c

the following preamble an resolution was adopted

Whereas it has pleased divine providence to remove the Chief Magistrate of the Union by death thereby teaching us the ??? of earth and our dependence upon Heaven and

Whereas also the services patriotism and virtues of the Illustrious deceased deserve our admiration and respect, therefore

Resolved, That it be recommended to the Citizens of the Villiage that all places of Bussiness be closed from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M. on Saturday 13 Inst which is the time of the funeral ceremonies at Washington

A. Russell, Clk.                                  adjourned                    A.H. Bailey

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[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice—A meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill will be held at the Village Hall, on Monday, July 29th, at 7 o’clock P.M. for the purpose of raising money for completing the Hearse.

By order of the Board of Trustees.                            A.H. Bailey, Pres’t.

Catskill, July 11, 1850 

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Catskill July 29, 1850

At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Villiage of Catskill held at the Villiage Hall on Monday July 29, at 7 oClock P.M. on Motion of John N. Cooke seconded by L. Beach Esqr. that the sum of One Hundred Dollars be raised by Tax for the purpose of Completing the Hearse if necessary—Carried

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

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August 15, 1850

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Office of the President A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, President, Edgar Russell, Henry G. Johnson, David B. Dunham, Alexander Russell

Henry T. Becker’s Bill of $38.00 was audited and he allowed $19.00.  also Trowbridge & Gunn’s bill for printing $14.50 was audited and allowed

On motion of D.B. Dunham seconded By Edgar Russell that Jacob R. Greene, Chas. R. Pinckney and Phillip Barram be directed to repair their side walks and Gutters in Water St. also to direct Jacob R. Greene, John M. Donnelly & John Adams agent for the Estate of Chas. Rodgers and Francis J. Marvin to have their side walks and gutters repaired from Livingston St. to the residence of Mrs. Orrin Day and if the above named persons neglect to have the repairs made that Joseph R. Lynes, Seth Mather be directed to have the same done

A. Russell, Clk.                                  Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

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[Printed newspaper notice]    Election Notice—An Election will be held at the Court House, in the Village of Catskill, on the 6th day of November next to choose a Treasurer for said Village, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hiland Hill.  Polls open at two o’clock, P.M.

Catskill, Oct. 26, 1850                       A.H. Bailey, President of Trustees

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Catskill  Nov. 6, 1850

the poll of this election being opened at 20 minutes past 2 oClock and notice being given one hour previous to the closing of the same

When the poll closed the votes where (sic) Canvassed and Frederick Hill having a Majority of all the votes cast we declare him duly elected Treasurer of the Villiage of Catskill

                                                            A.H. Bailey                }
                                                            E. Russell                    }
                                                            D.B. Dunham             }  Trustees
                                                            H.G. Johnson             }
                                                            Alexander Russell     }

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Catskill  Jany 18, 1851

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Office of the President A.H. Bailey

Present:  Alexr. H. Bailey, Edgar Russell, Henry G. Johnson, David B. Dunham, Alexr. Russell

the following accounts where (sic) Audited and allowed

Elliott Holbrook Bill

31.50

Henry G. Johnson  “

22.29

Joseph R. Lynes

24.69

      “     “       “

31.00

      “     “       “

36.51

Dunham & Eggnor’s Bill

53.06

M. Conover bill of $38.01 was audited but not ordered paid

On motion of H.G. Johnson it was Resolved that the resolution passed July 11, 1850 relative to not paying J.B. Lynes for sprinkling the streets with water be reconsidered as he allowed twenty dollars  his bill being 33.75—Carried

Certificates of discharge where (sic) given to the following persons attached to Engine Co. No. 2 & 3

            John F. Mann              No. 2
            Henry Ashley                “   2
            William Schriber          “   2
            Enos Gurrer                  “   “
            Alexander Wiltse of   No. 3

Alexander Russell, Clk.                     Adjourned                   A.H. Bailey, President

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Catskill  Jany [?] 1851

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Office of the President A.H. Bailey

Present:  A.H. Bailey, Edgar Russell, David B. Dunham, A. Russell

the following named Gentlemen where (sic) appointed Board of health to serve for one year—Francis Sayre, George Peck, Edgar B. Day, Solomon C. Woodruff, Joshua Fiero Jr.

A. Russell, Clk.                                                                      A.H. Bailey, President

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[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice—A meeting of the inhabitants of the village of Catskill will be held at the Court House on the 29th inst., at 7 o’clock, P.M., to raise money by tax, or otherwise, for the following purposes

1st, To purchase new hose and fixtures thereto

2nd, To purchase new fire engines and repair the old ones

3rd, To build new reservoirs

4th, To purchase new hook and ladder apparatus and repair the old

5th, To build houses for fire engines and for hook and ladder apparatus,

6th, To provide a better mode for filling reservoirs

7th, To provide a salary for the Chief Engineer or a new officer to superintend, keep in order, and repair all fire apparatus.

Dated April 17, 1851                                      A.H. Bailey, President of Trustees

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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Villiage of Catskill held at the Court House on Tuesday Evening April 29, 1851 at 7 oClock P.M. the object of the Meeting having been stated and a Notice Calling the same having been read by the President it was on Motion of E.B. Day sceconed by F.N. Wilson

Resolved, that the Sum of three Hundred and Seventy Five dollars be raised for the purpose of payment for the New Hose for fire engines

Resolved, That a committee of Nine be appointed to make a Estimate as to to (sic) the Cost of Constructing one or more large reservoirs on the Hill near the residence of N.H. Hinman  with iron pipes leading from the same to different parts of Main Street and with hudrants attached to said pipes and other subjects before this meeting. 

And to report at the next Villiage Meeting.

the following named gentleman where appointed as such Committee

Alexander Wiltse, A.B. Sellick, Samuel DuBois, Caleb Day, F. Sayre, E.B. Day, J.N. Wilson, Benjamin Wiltse, David B. Dunham

On Motion of Caleb Day Sceconed by P.H. King that this meeting adjourn until the second Monday of May at this place at 7 oClock P.M.—Carried

A. Russell, Clk.                                                          A.H. Bailey, President 

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At the Annual Meeting for the election of Charter officers for the Villiage of Catskill held at the Court House in said Villiage on the first Monday in May 1851 the statement presented by the trustees was accepted  twenty dollars was then voted to each of the Trustees and twenty five dollars Extra to the Clerk for services for the past year  the following named persons where duly elected to their respective offices for the ensuing year

Trustees

George Peck
John J. Ashley
S. Sherwood Day
David B. Dunham
John P. Lohman

Assessors

Charles Trowbridge
Joshua Fiero Jr.
Judson Wilcox

Treasurer

Frederick Hill

Collector

Egbert Bogardus

A.H. Bailey, H.G. Johnson, E. Russell, D.B. Dunham, A. Russell—Trustees

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Catskill  May 7th 1851

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the office of S.S. Day

Present:  S.S. Day, Geo. Peck, J.J. Ashley, David B. Dunham, John P. Lohman

S. Sherwood Day was nominated and elected President of the Board of Trustees & Geo. Peck was nominated & elected Clerk—Samuel D. Baker & John H. France were duly nominated and elected police Constables during the pleasure of the Trustees

on motion of John J. Ashley Josep B. Lynes was nominated and elected Road Master for District No. 1 and Benjamin Van Orden was nominated and elected Road Master for District No. 2

Geo. Peck, Clk.                                   Adjourned                   S.S. Day, Prst.

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At an adjourned meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill at the Court House in said village on Monday Evening May 12, 1851, at 7 o.Clock P.M.—the object of the meeting having been stated and the minutes of the last meeting approved with the exception of the words which read Constructing Reservoirs near the Residence of N.H. Hinman which words were ordered stricken from the minutes—

On motion of A.H. Bailey seconded by Iac. R. Green that the Committee appointed at the previous meeting have further time granted them to make their report—Carried

On motion of James Powers seconded by Iac. Van Orden that the Trustees be authorized to raise the sum of seventy Five dollars for the specific purpose of repairing and keeping the Engines in order the present year—Carried

On motion of A.H. Bailey—Resolved that the Trustees be Instructed and authorized to select a location or locations for engine Houses & for Hooks & Ladders—to determine the materials for such Buildings or Buildings according to their best judgment—and to commence the erection of the same as soon as possible—and that the amount of Insurance money received upon the loss of old Building $395.67 be appropriated for that purpose--& that they report at the next meeting the amount necessary to be raised to complete the same—Carried

on motion of F. Sayre seconded by E.B. Day that this meeting adjourn to meet at this place on the 26 Inst. at 7 Oclock P.M.—Carried                S.S. Day, Pt. & Chairman 

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees May 15/51—Present: all the Board

Resolved that the Trustees employ Bogardus Silleck to make a plan & draft of an Engine House to be Built upon an old site also an estimate of the cost of said House

Geo. Peck, Clk.                                   Adjourned                 S.S. Day Prest. (S.S. Day, Pt.)

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May 16, 1851

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the office of S.S. Day

Present:  S.S. Day, J.J. Ashley, Geo. Peck, D.B. Dunham, John P. Lohman

Resolved, that Cows & Swine shall not be allowed to run at large in any part of the Village of Catskill

                 that the side walks in none of the streets in the Village of Catskill shall be obstructed as per Ordinance

Geo. Peck, Clerk                                 Adjourned                   S.S. Day, Prest.

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees May 21, 1851

Present:  S.S. Day, J.J. Ashley, Geo. Peck, D.B. Dunham, J.P. Lohman

John Bate’s Bill allowed

$1.25

Dumond’s Bill filling reservoirs

1.25

Oliver Burk’s  “     “           “

1.25

 

$3.75

Saml. DuBois’ Bill for expences to N.York to purchase Hose for Fire Department  $6.00

Resolved, that we procure 200 copies of the Refference made to certain ordinances now in force in the Village of Catskill—Printed

Geo. Peck, Clerk                                 Adjourned                   S.S. Day, Pt.

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At an adjourned meeting of the Inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House in same village on the evening of May 26th 1851—the following proceedings were had

The minutes of the last meeting were red (sic) and approved

Mr. E.B. Day, one of the committee appointed at a meeting held April 29-1851 (under the adjourned Call dated April 17-1851)—made a strong Report in favor of Constructing a large Reservoir of sufficient capacity to hold 600 or more Hogsheads of water—to be supplied from some convenient spring or springs on the Hill—to be conducted by Iron pipes down to and up and down Main Street and to attach Hydrants to the same at proper distances apart to be used for the purpose of extinguishing Fires &c—

On motion of Mr. F. Sayre—Resolved that it is deemed expedient for the village to adopt the general plan recommended in the report of the committee—Carried

On motion of John M. Donnelly resolved that the Trustees be instructed to apply to the Legislator for the purpose of authorizing them to make a loan not exceeding 5000 Dls. for the purpose of carrying out the above plan—Carried

On motion of Mr. E.B. Day—Resolved that a committee of seven be appointed to superintend the construction of the work &c—

Whereupon the following persons were nominated and appointed as such Committee—

Edgar B. Day, Francis Sayre, Abrm. Van Vechten, Jacob R. Greene, Alexander Wiltsie, Charles A. Willard, John M. Donnelly

Jacob Van Orden, Clk.           Adjourned Sine Die                S.S. Day, President

                                                                                                S. Sherwood Day, Prest. 

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill  June 2nd 1851

Present:  Day, Ashley, Peck, Dunham & Lohman

The minutes of the Last Meeting having been read & approved—

The following Bills were audited and Allowed

William Salisbury for laybor (sic) done on side walk from Main St. to the District School House

$15.00

Adam Story’s Bill as Trustee in 1848

20.00

Charles Willard’s Bill for Clock

20.00

Newbury’s Bill for repairing Engine

1.00

Joseph Joesbury’s Bill for printing in 1849

2.00

Edward Ashley’s Bill for cleaning Engine Hose &c

4.00

Richard Fraleigh

3.00

Saml. Francis Bill for Pails & ropes Lost at the Fire     3.30

2.70

Geo. Peck, Clk.                       Adjourned                               S.S. Day, Prt.

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A Meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill was held June 9th 1851

Present:  S.S. Day, J.J. Ashley, Peck, D. Dunham, J.P. Loughman

(Have ordinances signed clearing street.  F. Hill bond.)

The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved.

The following bills were audited & allowed.

Joshua Fiero-as Assessor for 1850    $2.50

J.B. Conklin bill for $7.88     H. Becker bill for $12.50

Charles Trowbridge as Assessor for 1850.

(to be signed by Clerk)                                                           S.S. Day, Prest.

sign meeting May 7th

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill, held June 17th 1851.

Present:  J.J. Ashly, J.P. Loughman, D. Dunham, Geo. Peck & S.S. Day

?????????? ordinance was passed in relation to swine, cattle & horses

The minutes of the last meeting of Trustees read & approved         Sewer at Willards

[There may be more here but it is too light to read; possibly something about “Hill Town”]

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[Printed newspaper notice]    Notice—A meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill will be held at the Court House in said Village, on the 17th inst. at 8 o’clock, P.M. to raise money by tax for the following purposes—

1st To pay the debt of said corporation, already incurred.

2nd To build houses for fire engines, hooks and ladders and other fire apparatus.

3rd To meet the current expenses of the corporation for the ensuing year.

S. Sherwood Day, President of Trustees

Dated Catskill, June 5th 1851                         2w

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At a Meeting of the inhabitants of the Village of Catskill held at the Court House on Tuesday evening June 17th 1851 at 8 oclock P.M. (4 of the Trustees being present).  S.S. Day took the chair, & J.J. Ashley was appointed Clerk pro tem.  The object of the meeting having been read, from the printed notice hereto appended, which notice had been published for more than 10 days in one of the Village papers, to wit, the “Greene County Whig.” (and the other notice mentioned in Section 8 of Charter having been duly given) and the subject matter contained in said notice having been discussed.  It was, on motion of Mr. E.B. Day, seconded by Mr. F.N. Wilson, resolved, that the sum of seventeen hundred & twelve dollars be raised for the objects purposes named in the above notice for the meeting, which resolution, or motion, was unanimously carried.

On motion meeting adjourned

The Words “and the other notice mentioned in Section 8 of Charter having been duly given,” were interlined before execution.

            to be sigd. by J.J.A.                                                    S. Sherwood Day, Prest. &

John J. Ashley, Secy. pro tem                                                                        chairman

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Catskill  June 23rd 1851

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Village of Catskill

Present:  S.S. Day, J.J. Ashley, Lohman & Peck

The minutes of the last meeting read & approved

The Bond of F. Hill for 2000 Dollars with Henry B. Hill & S. Sherwood Day as surities was approved & accepted

Ordered that the large sewer leading from Main St. to the Catskill Creek be examined

Resolved, that a committee of 2 be appointed to wait upon John M. Donnelly, Laisa? Bogardus & others in respect to last years Bills incurred by Building side walks &c—

Whereupon S. Sherwood Day & John J. Ashley were appointed said committee

Geo. Peck, Clk                                    Adjourned

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Catskill  July 7th 1851

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill

Present:  S.S. Day, Ashley, Lohman, Dunham & Peck

The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved

David Van Dyke’s Bill of 11 Dols. was audited & allowed

Adjourned                                           Geo. Peck, Clk. 

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Catskill  July 14, 1851

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees at the Office of S.S. Day

Present:  S.S. Day, John J. Ashley, Geo. Peck, John P. Lohman, David B. Dunham

The minutes of the last meeting Red and approved

Bills audited & allowed

Joseph B. Lines’s Bills of May 1851

$100.76

      “     “      “          “         June    “

42.50

Lines Bill for Repairs on Engine House No. 2   85.72  cts. (less Conover’s bill)

85.72

Adjourned                                                                   Geo. Peck, Clerk 

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A meeting of the Fire department of the Village of Catskill was held at the Court House July 22nd/51—for the purpose of electing a chief Engineer & two sub Engineers in the place of Bogardus Seleck and Benjamin Wey resigned

The result of the Balloting were as follows

For Chief Engineer Alexander Wiltsie having received the largest number of votes was declared duly elected

For first Assistant       J.N. Pennoyer having received the largest number of votes was declared duly elected

Second Assistant Engineer     John Nellis having received the largest number of votes was declared duly elected

(A. Wiltsie      1st Engineer)

(J.N. Pennoyer                        2nd)

(John Nellis                3rd)

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Office of S.S. Day

Present:  all the Board

Egbert Bogardus Bond with Iac. Van Orden for surety was approved & ordered on file

Jackson M. Willard’s Bill $16.53 cts. for Repairing Engines Hose &c. audited &