Purchase of Engines for Chicago.

Purchase of Engines for Chicago.

The Journal of the Proceedings of the Chicago City Council contains the following with reference to the purchase of fire engines: A motion made by Alderman Foell to reconsider the vote by which the council at its last preceding regular meeting referred to the Committee on Finance a communication from the Fire Marshal concerning bids for fire engines was carried. In connection with the communication Alderman Foell presented the following order authorizing the Fire Marshal to reject bids received for the purchase of fire engines and to purchase three fire engines of makes named in the said order: “That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby authorized to reject all bids received for the purchase of fire engines and that he be further authorized to purchase one Ahrens engine at not to exceed $6,000, one Nott engine at not to exceed $5,985 and one AmericanLaFrance engine at not to exceed $5,975, and that the same be paid for out of the appropriation for the purchase of fire engines contained in the appropriation bill of 1911.” The order was passed by a unanimous vote of the fifty-five members present. The Committee on Finance submitted the following report, which was, on motion of Alderman Foell, deferred arid ordered published :

CHICAGO, April 5, 1911.

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in City Council Assembled:

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred communication from Fire Marshal in re purchase of motor-propelled steam fire engine, having had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the following order: “That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his requests dated March 31 and April 5, 1911, attached hereto, to purchase, without advertising, one motor-driven steam fire engine from the Nott Fire Engine Company at a sum not to exceed eleven thousand five hundred ($11,500) dollars, in accordance with its proposition attached, and the comptroller is ordered to pay for the same from an appropriation heretofore made for the purchase of fire engines.

“Respectfully submitted,

“(Signed) CHARLES M. FOELL,

“Chairman.”

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