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<br />~470 <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />-- <br /> <br />Council Chambers, Eugene, Oregon <br />May 25, 1936 <br /> <br />.....;.. The minutes of the adjourned meeting of' the common council held at the hour <br />,~ of 7:30 otclo~k, P. M. May 25, 1936. Council was called to order by Mayor Large, <br />'4, all councilmen present except Simon. The City Recorder presented the excerpts of <br />9 minutes of May 11th. no objections appearing the minutes were opdered filed. <br /> <br />! Councilman Reid asked for further explanation concerning the proposal offered <br />. by the Rughs and acceptance of the same by the city of Eugene. It was explained as <br />I. follows: The Rugh property in question is all eligible for foreclosure. If the <br />city proceeded with the regular foreclosure proceedings, the Hughs would have a per- <br />iod of one year in which to reaeem their property. In order that they could redeem <br />the said property they would have to pay the city everything that they had against <br />it. If at the end of a period of' one year the Hughs had not redeemed th~ir property <br />then the city would.acquire a treasurer's deed. Before disposing of the property, <br />it would be necessary to proceed with a suit to quiet title in order to give a good <br />deed. The Rughs have given the city good deeds of bargain and sale, therefore it is <br />a distinct advantage to accept such offers by reason of the fact that by granting <br />_ them the one year of redemption period by special contract we are not granting them <br />1 anything better than they would have had, had we proceeded with foreclosure. Under <br />foreclosure proceedings the taxes would run until the City received a treasurer's <br />deed,and recorded the same. Under the Hugh proposal as soon as the city registered <br />the deeds, the taxes stop. In both instances they could not redeem the property for <br />any less than the amount we had against it. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />2 I <br /> <br />II <br /> <br />" <br />iI <br />I <br />,I <br />It <br />,I <br />II <br />II <br />I' <br />'I <br />:1 <br />I <br />ill <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />tl <br />, II <br />I' I <br />411 <br />II <br />I <br />I <br />i <br />51 <br /> <br />i <br /> <br />Elwood Bussell addressed the council, asking for the use of the police de- <br />partment's former patrol wagon. The engineer pointed out that that car was now the <br />property of the engineering department but as far as he was concerned it would be <br />perfectly all right for the police department to use the car' so long as their use <br />did not conflict with that of the engineer department. This question was referred <br />to the police committee and the city engineer to work out the proper arrangements. <br /> <br />The Judiciary Committee by Chairman Dr. Harris, reported the following re- <br />commendation for the civil service commission: Dean Wayne L. Morse, Mr. Al Black- <br />ford, and Mr. Paul D. ~reen. fur. Morse's term to expire January 1, 1938, Mr. Al <br />Blackford's term to expire January 1, 1940 and Mr. Paul D. Green's term to expire <br />January 1, 1942, but due to the fact that Mr. Blackford had notified them that it <br />would be impossible for him to serve on the said commission, it was necessary for <br />the council to go into a session as a committee of the whole and select another in- <br />dividual. At this time Mayor Large declared a recess for the purpose of the com- <br />mittee as a whole to bring in a recommendation in the place of Mr. Blackford. Upon <br />the comlItittee's return in the council chambers, the Mayor called the meeeting to <br />order and Dr. Harris made the following recommendation: Mr. Roy Morse for the term <br />expiring January 1, 1938, Mr. Wayne L. Morse, January 1, 1940 and Mr. Paul D. Green, <br />1942. The recommendation received unanimous approval of the coun~il. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />At this time the Mayor reported that he had received complaints concerning <br />the washing of the city streets during the day time. Mr. Lamb reported that they <br />tried to get most of the street washing done in the early hours of the morning, <br />but that they would do their best to remedy the 60ndition. <br /> <br />Councilman Bond, Chairman of the Fire and ~ater Committe~, reported that he <br />had made several attempts to get in touch with the management of the Western Box <br />Company concerning the city's billing them for the fire hydrant. He requested the <br />Mayor to grant him an additional two weeks, with the privilege of also informing the <br />management of this company that they would have to pay for the hydrant or else the <br />city would remove the same. The Mayor granted the request. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Chairman Bond further recommended that the petition for a larger light in <br />6 the alley between Hilyard and Alder Streets be granted. The recommendation was un- <br />animously approved by the council. <br /> <br />7 <br /> <br />Chairman Bond pointed ,out that as a result of the complete test of the city' <br />fire hose that the city has been forced to discard from the city service, 350 feet <br />of 2~l! hose. Mayor Large at this time pointed out that the League of Oregon Cities <br />hacl been making arrangements for the purchase of fire hose through the League at a <br />very decided reduction in price. He stated that they were able at this time to <br />secure underwriters' hose, standard grade and quality, for 80i a foot and that in <br />:1 addi tion to this the League was to recei ve ei ther a lO~ or l5i discount per foot. <br />I Councilman Bond made the motion t~at the City Recorder be instructed to order 350 <br />i,l feet of21" hose through the League or Oregon Cities from the American Rubber Compan <br />of California. The motion was seconded and ordered by the council. <br /> <br />8 il <br /> <br />I <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />Ivl:r. Zumwal t, Chai rman of the Health Commi ttee, reported that he had, not been <br />able to get in touch with the new Lane County Health vfficer and asked the Mayor <br />for addi tional tb,e to talk the s1 tuation over with him. The request was granted <br />by the Iv:ayor. <br /> <br />9 <br /> <br />Counci Iman Zumwalt asked that necessary lumber for conf3 truc t i on of a gate at <br />the city dump ground be ordered and delivered there. The city engineer reported th t <br />it Vlas possible thG.t the city had on hand enough lumber of the rToper kind to do <br /> <br />that now. This was referred to the city engineer. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />~ <br />