Municipal Record

Municipal Record

FROM SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE TO FIRE AND WATER.

Incorporation, Population, Water-works, Paving, Sewerage, Street Lighting, Fire Department, Financial Condition and List of Municipal Officers of Cities, Towns and lages in the United States and Canada.

TAYLOR, TEX.—Has a population of 3000. The following named are its city officials: Mayor, Daniel Moody; city clerk, John Lloyd; treasurer, J. E. Tucker; chairman of finance committee, J. A. Smoris; city civil engineer, Wm. Elliott; superintendent of water-works, Wm. Riley; chief of fire department, C. H. Welch; president of waterworks, D. Murphy. Most of the principal streets are macadamized. The system of water-works is Holly, and is owned by the Taylor Company. T here are sixteen hydrants in use. The eity has no sewerage system. The total city debt is $5000, and six per cent interest is paid on bonds.

BRANDON, Vr.—This town has a population verging on 3000. It is not yet incorporated. Its officials are: District clerk, George Briggs ; treasurer, F. E. Briggs ; engineer, H. M. Gepson ; superintendent of water-works, Prudential Committee ; superintendent of street lighting, selectman of town; chief engineer of fire department, 11. M. Gepson; chairman of fire and water committee, C. W. Briggs. The streets are lighted with electricity by the Brandon Electric Light Company. The system of water-works is gravity, and is owned by Fire District No. 1. There are thirty-eight hydrants set and about twelve miles of pipe laid. The sewerage is private. The total city debt is $34,000, the yearly expenses about $500, and the receipts from water rents about $2500. Four per cent interest is paid on bonds.

COLUMHUS, TEX.—This town has 3000 inhabitants. Its officers are : Mayor, E. I. Sandmezen ; city clerk, C. C. Duerr; treasurer, Cary Shaw; chairman of finance com_____ ee, Charles Traylor; superintendent of water-works, T.

_____ha_____; chief of fire department, llv. Wagenfuhr; chairman _____sterns fire and water committee, T. Hahn; street inspector, to be wBartels; health officer, l>r. Williamson. The total city nal se_____t is $25,000, the annual expenditure $700, and the receipts and$800. The water-works are owned by the city. There are _____ nine hydrants and three miles of mains. The town is not lighted. Eight per cent interest is paid on bonds.

MANCHESTER, Va.—T his city lias to,000 inhabitants and was incorporated in 1874. The names of its officers ale as follows : Mayor, A. C. Attkisson; city clerk, J. B.Vaden ; treasurer, J. W. Bronaugh, Jr.; chairman of finance committee, J. R. Pendeil; city civil engineer, J. A. Lipscomb; superintendent of water-works, H. S. Bradley; chief of police, J. A. Lipscomb ; chairman of fire and water committee, A. C. Jones; president of water board, W. H. White; health officer, D. L. S. Ingram; fire alarm superintendent, H. S. Bradley. Some of the principal streets are paved with nibble, and five or six miles of extensions are contemplated. There is no sewerage system at present, but one is shortly to be put in, The city is lighted with gasoline. The water-works are owned by a company which has 600 hydrants in use and six miles of pipe laid. No additions are proposed for the fire department. The total city debt is $147,700, and five and six per cent interest is paid on bonds.

WEST RANDOLPH, Vt.—This town was incorporated in 1876 and has a population of 130.1. Its officers are : City clerk, E. O. Hibbard ; treasurer, Wm. H. DuBois. superintendent of water-works, Lem Richmond ; chief of fire department, H. M. Wires; chairman of fire and water committee, Wm. IT. DuBois ; president of water board, Win. IT. DuBois ; street inspector, Lem Richmond. The total debt of the town is $22,000, and the annual expenses $15,000. The system of water-works is gravity and is owned by the town. There are twenty hydrants and ten miles of pipe. The streets are lighted with twenty-five gasoline lamps. There is no sewerage system and no additions are to be made to the fire department at present. Four per cent interest is paid on bonds.

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