Resolved by the City Council of Nashville, That the Mayor be and he is hereby authorized and instructed to appoint a Spring Keeper for the Public Spring in the 7th Ward of the City of Nashville and that the Committee repair the pump.
Resolved by the Board of Aldermen of Nashville, That the repairs or improvements necessary to be done upon the Alley running from Union to Deaderick Street, known as “Hog Alley” be and the same is hereby referred to the City Engineer, with instructions to report to best mode of improvement or repairs, with Specifications, Profiles, etc. to the next Meeting of this Board.
City Hall, Nashville, October 23, 1860
Mr. Meigs presented and read a Petition signed by Samuel J. Carter, Samuel E. Hare, and others in relation to the Tax on Hotels, and praying for a reduction of the same. Received and referred to the Finance Committee.
City Hall, Nashville, November 6, 1860
Mr. Meigs presented and read a petition from Mary M. Wetterall asking permission to build a frame house on her lot situated at the corner of Summer and Jefferson Streets, on the South Side of Jefferson, with a view of residing there, that she may send her children to the Free Schools of the City. Petition received and prayer of the same granted.
He also presented and read a petition signed by Turner S. Foster and others praying the City Council to open an Alley 15 feet wide from Spring Street to Union Street, in place of McLemore Street, which was closed by the Chancery Court of Davidson County. Petition received and referred to the Street Committee.
City Hall, Nashville, December 25, 1860
The Bill “To establish and regulate a Detective Police,” was read the first time and passed.
Mr. Meigs introduced a Bill “To establish and regulate a Pest House,” which was passed on three Several Readings under a Suspension of the Rule.
City Hall, Nashville, February 12, 1861
Resolved by the City Council of Nashville, that W. B. Heron be allowed the sum of Twenty Dollars for service as Policeman ten nights.
City Hall, Nashville, February 23, 1861
The Committee through Mr. Craighead reported the following preamble and resolution.
Whereas the City Council of Nashville have heard with profound regret, the death of the late Ex Mayor of this City, the Honorable S. N. Hollingsworth, who departed this life on Friday night last, on board the Steamer James Johnson, on his return home from a trip South; and whereas, as a member of the Board of Aldermen and subsequent Mayor, he faithfully and conscientiously discharged the duties and trusts confided to him and gave general satisfaction to the Citizens of Nashville.
City Hall, Nashville, March 12, 1861
Mr. Cox introduced a Bill “To establish and organize Hook & Ladder Company No. 1,” which was passed on three several readings under a Suspension of the Rule.
City Hall, Nashville, March 26, 1861
Mr. Hurley introduced a Bill “To authorize the Slave Committee to purchase the necessary clothing for the Corporation Slaves,” which was passed on three several Readings under a Suspension of the Rule.
City Hall, Nashville, April 9, 1861
Mr. Cox also presented as chairman of the Committee on Fire Department, the Report of the Chief of the Fire Department in answer to a resolution adopted by the City Council, as to the difference in the cost between the Volunteer System and the paid Fire Department, etc. which was read and received.
The Resolution to authorize the Mayor to employ competent Physicians to vaccinate the indigent children in the Public Schools was read and referred to the Finance Committee.
City Hall, Nashville, April 19, 1861
The Bill “To authorize the laying down of 8 inch water pipe on College Street from Broad Street to the Public Square,” was read the second time, when Mr. Cox withdrew his amendment to the Bill, and it then passed.
City Hall, Nashville, May 7, 1861
Mr. Jackson, Chairman [of the] Wharf Committee presented the report of the Wharf Master, showing collections made by him since his last of $523.77, less commissions with the receipts of the Treasurer for that amount filed.
Mr. Cox, Chairman [of the] Committee on Fire Department, presented the report of the Chief of the Fire Department for the month of April, which was read and received.
Mr. Hurley from the Cemetery Committee presented the report of the Sexton for the month of April, which was read and received. The report shows 37 Internments during the month, 28 Whites and 9 Blacks, 30 from the City and 7 from other places.
Mr. Meigs from the Pest House Committee presented the report of the Physician of that Institution, giving a statement of the number of patients received since the commencement, the number discharged as cured, the number of deaths and the number remaining now under medical treatment, which was read and received.
City Hall, Nashville, June 11, 1861
Resolved by the City Council that Samuel Levick be allowed to erect steps in front of his House, corner of Cherry Street and Chitton Alley as prayed for in his petition, the same however to be no material obstruction to those passing on the pavement.
City Hall, Nashville, August 8th, 1861
Resolved by the City Council that the Market House Committee be and is hereby authorized to have made a lot of benches for the use of the Vegetable Marketers to be placed on the outside of the present Stalls, which is not to exceed the sum of fifty dollars.
Mr. Love offered the following Resolution, which was adopted.
City Hall, Nashville, September 10th, 1861
Mr. Hurley presented and read a petition from R. H. & B. J. Grooms stating they are erecting an Iron Foundry on the Lebanon Pike adjacent to their former place of business and near to the terminus of the 3 inch pipe on Fillmore Street. They are desirous of obtaining the use of the water for the above named Foundry and are willing to furnish the 3 inch pipe to convey the water to the front of the building at their own expense, if the Corporation will mark the connection and lay the same. We agree also to pay the water tax. Petition received and prayer of the same granted.
City Hall, Nashville, September 12th, 1861
Mr. Love from the committee on Public Property to whom was referred the Bill “To grant the use of certain property to the Confederate States,” reported the location a suitable one and recommended the passage of the Bill. The report was received and the Bill read the third and last time and passed.
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