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<br />~ <br />505 <br /> <br />NOTICE OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />To the Members of the Common Council of the City of Eugene: <br /> <br />~ <br />o <br />~'1 <br /> <br />NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on this 16th day of June, 1941, the Mayor of Eugene <br />hereby calls a meeging to be held at 5: 00 0 t clock P. M. in the C'ounc il Chambers <br />of the City of Eugene for the following reason: <br /> <br />For the purpose of dtscussing the Municipal Airport projectLoffered by the W. P. A. <br />Also, such other} bilsiiless,3as may come up. <br /> <br />....f...,. <br />:) "1"- <br /> <br />...>00...., <br />"""t>#, <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Eugene, Oregon <br />June 16', 1941 <br /> <br />Is / ELISHA LARGE <br />Elisha Large, Mayor <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* * * * * * <br />Council Chambers, Eugene, Oregon <br />June 16, 1941 <br /> <br />The council met in special meeting pursuant to the call of Mayor Elisha <br />Large. All councilmen were present with the exception of A. L. Hawn and John <br />W. Pennington. .. <br /> <br />~' . - ~ ," <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order by Mayor Large who reported that a <br />proposal from the Works Project Administration had been received last Friday <br />offering to spend $292,211.00 for the Airport. He stated that he called Paul <br />Morris in Seattle and that Mr. Morris had informed him that their intentions were <br />to go ahead and finish up the Airport including th~s work that the W. P. A. was <br />offering to do. Mr. Morris could not promise anything definite but he could not <br />see anything in the way of finishing the project. Councilman Bond asked Mayor A. <br />Large if it was not a ~act that had it not been for the C. A. A. there would <br />have Been 'no Airport and Mayor Large replied there was no doubt that it had been <br />'through+,their efforts that the project had been carried through. Councilman <br />Brownson said he could see no reason why ,the City should consider the W. P. A. <br />project. Councilman Farrington said that he believed that the only 'reason the <br />W. PI A. was so anxious for the work was in order to perpet~ate their organization <br />and that he would much rather see the C. A. A. get the work as letting a contract <br />for jobs of this kind was more of the American idea. A motion made by Councilman <br />Bond that we should leave the project in the hands of the C. A. A. was seconded <br />by Councilman Farrington and carried. <br /> <br />Mayor Large reported that the Army would be moving troops through Eugene <br />sometime between the 3rd and 9th of JUly, and they had asked for accommodations <br />for 2000 men and 400 trucks. The question was what could the City do toward <br />fixing up the North end of the old airport for them to use. This matter had been <br />in the hands of Councilman Stewart and he had nothing. definite to recommend at <br />this time as it ha~ been undecided as to just what the City could afford to <br />spend. He said the original idea of .I(utting in lights, water and showers would <br />would cost anywhere from $2600.00 to $3000.00. . He stated that owing to the <br />uncertainty of how much the field would be used it made it hard to decide what <br />should be done. He stated that Colonel Waller said ther should be lights and <br />water and showers. Councilman Farrington stated that he did not think it was prac- <br />tical to put in o~ly cold showe~s. It was ~eported that the Water Board had agreed <br />to put in li"ghts and water free of charge if the City would go ahead with the <br />other improvements, but it was not certain whether they would be willing to put <br />in lights and water free of charge if the City did not make the other improvements. <br />Councilman Brownson stated that he thought they should offer to furnish the part <br />of the airport with lights and water and reimburse the Water Board for some of <br />the cost if necessary. It was brought out that there was only some 30 acres <br />available at the airport while the Army had asked for two 50 acre tracts. A motion <br />was made by Councilman Brownson and seconded by Bond that the City offer the Army <br />what ground was available at the airport and that the City would also furnish them <br />lights and water. This motion was carried. Mayor Large asked that Councilman <br />Stewart contact Colonel Waller and make him this offer. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />At this time,R. A. McGinnis, business agent for the Building Laborers <br />Union, was present and said that he wished to thank the Council for their action <br />in regard to the Airport this evening. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Upon motion, the meeting was adjourned. <br /> <br />" <br /> <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />hn Fields, Recorder Pro-Tem <br /> <br />~ <br />