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Meaford and St. Vincent Town Council Minutes
23 Apr 1869 St. Vincent, teaming $2.50; 10 Mar 1870 St. Vincent, work on Purdys bridge $9.00; 13 Jul 1871 St. Vincent, road work 7th line $22.52; 18 Jul 1872 St. Vincent, road work $5.50; 20 Nov 1873 St. Vincent (to John York, probably his son), hauling stone and gravel for Sykes street bridge $12.50;

27 Jul 1874 St. Vincent, work on Pearson and Nelson sts $120.25; 20 Apr 1875 Meaford, protecting Thompson street from being washed away by the river $31; 31 Aug 1875 St. Vincent, stone wall and repairing bridge on 3rd line, at lot 2 $1.25; 15 Sep 1876 St. Vincent, work on 4th line at lot 11 $50; 27 Oct 1876 St. Vincent, work on 4th line $40; 3 Nov 1876 Meaford, teaming gravel $3;

31 May 1878 Meaford, hauling lumber $6.16; 14 Jun Meaford, contract gravelling on Edwin Street $29; 28 Jun 1878 (pd 30 Jan 1877) St. Vincent, culvert for 11th concession $10; 28 Jun 1878 Meaford, gravelling Hamilton Hill $18; 6 Aug 1878 Meaford, School Board, teaming $3; 4 Oct 1878 Meaford, work on Parker and Owen streets $4.65; 15 Nov 1878 Meaford, hauling gravel $14.35; 29 Nov 1878 Meaford, crossing on Parker street south $4.30, hauling gravel $14.25;

13 Dec 1878 Meaford, hauling gravel $2.28; 22 Aug 1879 Meaford, repairing culvert $3; 3 Oct 1878 Meaford, building tank on Boucher street $40 (balance of $19.20 pd on 17 Oct), grating for lock up $4.20; 31 Oct 1878 Meaford, grading $7.75; 14 Nov 1879 Meaford, grading Boucher street $5.50; 16 Apr 1880 Meaford, drawing gravel $17.70; 14 May 1880 Meaford, gravel $1.87;

9 Sep 1881 Meaford, building a culvert on Boucher St.; 23 Sep 1881 Meaford, burying cow $1.50; 16 Dec 1881 Meaford, two loads gravel $1.50; 28 Apr 1882 Meaford, work on streets $10; 12 May 1882 Meaford, road work, gravel &c $25.35;

1 Sep 1882 Petition from ... as regards Ellen and Mary streets would recommend that Mr. F. York get the contract of opening the above streets, providing he will do the work for $20.00 and clear the streets 10 feet wide.  It was approved.  13 Oct 1882 Meaford, contract on Helen and Mary streets $20;

2 Feb 1883 Meaford, hauling away a dead horse; 16 Feb 1883 Meaford, road work $3.90; 15 Jun 1883 Meaford, gravel $2.40; 10 Aug 1883 Meaford, road work $8.75; 7 Sep 1883 A communication from F. York in regard to a drain to the lake shore, on Bayfield street, was referred to the Road and Bridge committee; 7 Sep 1883 Meaford, unspecified $46.87;

5 Oct 1883 Report on F. York's petition for aid to protect his premises on the lake shore from ravages by storm.  After some discussion, petition was granted. 5 Oct 1883 Meaford, work $1.50; 2 Nov 1883 Meaford, work $44; 16 Nov 1883 Meaford, work $18.30; 30 Nov 1883 Meaford, lime, gravel and work $10.00, work etc. $5.90;

4 Apr 1884 Meaford, work on streets $1.00, 2 cords wood-fire hall $4.00, work at dock $2.31, gravel $3.12 1/2, gravel $2.87 1/2; 18 Apr 1884 Meaford, work on streets $3.13; 2 May 1884 Meaford, one-half day, team $2.10, work drawing fire engine $0.75;

30 May 1884 Meaford, drawing fire engine with team twice $1.50, work on road $21.40; 13 Jun 1884 Meaford, work etc. $8.65; 11 Jul 1884 Meaford, hauling stone $26.00, work on roads $7.75; 3 Oct 1884 Meaford, work on streets $32.12; 14 Nov 1884 Meaford, work on harbor $5.75, work at dock $9.40; 28 Nov 1884 Meaford, team work $4.25;

16 Jan 1885 St. Vincent, work on street in Kent, ordered by Mr. Sing in 1882 $3; 5 Jun 1885 Meaford, work on street, &c $14.38; 26 Jun 1885 Meaford, drawing fire engine $2.50; 10 Jul 1885 Meaford, work on street $4.75; 24 Jul 1885 Meaford, team work $2.40; 28 Aug 1885 Meaford, work on streets $14.75; 4 Sep 1885 Meaford, team work etc. $15.30; 30 Sep 1885 Meaford, work on Bayfield street $11.50;

2 Oct 1885 Communication was read from Fred York, stating that the late storm had done considerable damage to the street opposite his residence.  He offered to repair the damage, if the council would pay half of the cost for labor, which he estimated at about $40. 

Harkness and McCann moved that the communication from F. York be referred to road and bridge committee to report at next meeting of council.  Groom and McIntosh moved in amendment that the request of Mr. York be granted, as the delay might cost more than they could count on.  He proposed that ten dollars be expended, providing Mr. York expend the same amount.  Carried.  16 Oct 1885 Meaford, work $21.50;

30 Oct 1885 A communication from F. York was read asking for a further grant of $10 to protect the street fronting the lake, which he was willing to supplement himself with $10.  Moved by McDonald and Groom that the request of F. York be granted and $10 allowed on the work at Bayfield st., to be done under the supervision of the road com. 

Mr. Harkness spoke against the motion.  He said there was worse places on the roads and bridges than on Bayfield street.  Mr. Agnew said others had been making similar offers to Mr. York's, and funds are not available at present for all these requests.  Motion was put and lost.  27 Nov 1885 Meaford, drawing gravel $11.40; 19 Feb 1886 Meaford, $110 for work at the Nelson St. bridge, the order to be held until the work is completed

24 Sep 1886 Meaford, unspecified $8.50; 4 Feb 1887 Meaford, repairing roads by cutting ice, no $ given, 13/27 May, 10 Jun 1887 Meaford, for work repairing bridge, total $444; 6 Jan 1888 St. Vincent, extras on bridge on 11th line $25; 3 Feb 1888 Meaford, approaches to bridge $12.21, hauling wood $1.21,

17 Feb 1888 Meaford, removing timbers (he also offered $5 for the timber of the old bridge on Sykes St., offer was accepted); 16 Mar 1888 Meaford, drawing stone and other work $7.20, fixing mill bridge $10; 14 Jun 1889 Meaford, teaming and services of extra man $6; 28 Jun 1889 Meaford, work on roads $25; 6 Sep 1889 Meaford balance due on drain on Collins street $11.80

He also did some work for the Meaford school board: 6 Sep 1889 moving water closets and building fence around the same $10; 10 Jan 1890 work on school grounds $2.


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