THE MILBURN RESERVOIR.

THE MILBURN RESERVOIR.

One of Commissioner Dalton’s last acts before Mayor Van Wyck’s administration retired from office in this city was to extend the time of Contractor William Masterson; so as to give him till February 1, 1902, to complete the eastern section of the Milburn reservoir—namely, the efflux chamber—for the supply of the borough of Brooklyn, and till December 9 of the same year for the completion of the whole work. The time for the completion of the eastern section expired several months ago, and Commissioner Dougherty contends that his predecessor had no legal right to grant such an extension —that is, he could not extend time which had already expired, as in the case of the eastern section. He holds that if the extension is valid, the effect might be to invalidate all rights of the city to retain the overtime penalty, and may take away any claim that the city might have against the contractor. The question is to be referred to the corporation counsel.

INTERIOR OF FILTER HOUSE, MIDDLETOWN, N. Y.

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