Village of Palatine

Village of Palatine Minutes

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March 19th, 1866.
Meeting of the resident voters of the town of Palatine, Cook County Illinois, at Slade & Shirdings Hall to hold a consultation in reference to incorporating said town in accordance with the provisions of the statutes of the state of Illinois.

Meeting organized at seven o’clock PM by electing D. Newcomb chairman and R.S. Williamson secretary, after the subject had been discussed at some length, a vote was taken “that we proceed to incorporate said town” and carried by 36 voting for and 2 against incorporating.

Motion was made and prevailed that a committee of two be elected to draft and post notices according to law; D. Newcomb and R.S. Williamson were elected for said committee.

Motion was made and carried to adjourn subject to call of notices. R.S. Williamson clerk, D. Newcomb chairman.

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March 21st, 1867.
Three coopies of the following notice were posted this day by D. Newcomb as follows one at the post office, one at Turner & Robinson’s store and one at Slade and Shirdings Hall, it being three of the most public places in said town.

Notice

There will be a meeting of the meeting of the legal voters of the town of Palatine at Slade & Shirdings Hall in said town on Monday evening, April 2nd, 1866 at seven o’clock to vote for or against incorporating said town in accordance with provisions of chapter 25 of the Statutes of the State of Illinois compiled by A.H. Pashle and dated 1867. Palatine, March 21st, 1866. D. Newcomb, R.S. Williamson. Citizens’ Committee.

Palatine, April 2nd, 1866.

Meeting of the legal voters of the town of Palatine in the county of Cook and state of Illinois at Slade & Shirdings Hall this Monday evening, April 2nd, 1866 to vote by viva voce for or against incorporating said town in accordance with the provisions of chapter 25 of the statutes of Illinois entitled “corporations” 10 days previous public notice of said meeting, having been given as required by law by setting written notices in three of the most public places in said town.

Meeting organized by elected Rev. J.A. Hallock president and R.S. Williamson clerk who were sworn by Stephen A Shepard, a justice of the peace in said town faithfully to discharge the trust in them as president and clerk of said meeting.

The vote was taken for or against incorporating said town and resulted as follows viz 73 voted for and twenty against incorporating; motion to adjourn subject to call of notices to be posted by the clerk was made and prevailed. We hereby certify that the above statement of the polls is true to the best of our knowledge and belief.

R.S. Williamson clerk and J.A. Hallock president.

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Palatine April 4th, 1866.

Three copies of the following notice were posted as follows. One at Turner & Robinsons’ store, one at Slade and Shirdings Store, and one at the post office, it being three of the most public places in said town.

Notice

There will be a meeting of the legal voters of the town of Palatine at Slade and Shirdings Hall in said town on Monday, April 9th, 1866 at 3 o’clock PM to elect by viva voce vote five residents and freeholders of said town for trustees of the same and also to elect one resident of said town for Police Magistrate of the same in accordance with the provisions of chapter 25 of the statutes of Illinois entitled “corporations” and also in accordance with the decision of said voters to incorporate said town at a meeting held in Slade and Shirdings Hall on Monday Evening, April 2nd, 1866. Dated Palatine, April 3rd, 1866.

R.S. Williamson clerk.

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Palatine, April 9th, 1866.

Meeting of the resident voters of the town of Palatine, Cook County Illinois, at Slade and Shirdings Halls, pursuant to notices previously posted according to law to elect by viva voce five residents and freeholders of said town for trustees of the same and one resident of said town for Police Magistrate of the same;

J.A. Hallock president and R.S. Williamson clerk. Of the previous meeting filled the same offices respectably in this meeting as is provided by law.

Moved to elect a committee of three as nominating committee carried, D. Newcomb, W.J. Lytle, and George Van Valkenburg were elected as said committee and retired for consoltation, after being absent and short time, they return and submit their report or list of candidates as follows: for trustees, Joel Wood Myron H Lytle Henry Shirding Solon M Johnson and FG Robinson; for police magistrate; RS Williamson; moved to accept report of committee and discharged them; carried moved that we vote for each of the candidates nominated seperately carried each of the candidates presented by the committee were elected independently and assigned to head the committees respectively as named in the report of said committee, motion made to adjourn and carried.

R.S. Williamson clerk J.A. Hallock president.

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April 14th, 1866

Meeting of trustees pursuant to adjournment; M.H. Lytle president in the chair, Full board present; minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Moved by F.G. Robinson that the president appoint two as a committee to petition the road commissioners to set off the town of Palatine from the operation of the road tax as assessed by them; carried and the president appointed Joel Wood and F.G. Robinson as said committee. Moved by Joel Wood that this board tender a vote of thanks to Esquire Lawrence for his services and advice in assisting to organize etc. which motion prevailed. Moved to adjourn till next Wednesday evening at 7 and one half o’clock. R.S. Williamson, clerk.

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April 18th, 1866.

Meeting of trustees pursuant to adjournment; the president being absent, Henry Shirding was elected president protem. Present Robinson, Johnson and Wood; minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Joel Wood and F.G. Robinson committee appointed to petition road commissioners to set off this incorporated town into a separate road district reported by copy of a petition which had been presented to said commissioners, which report was read by the clerk and accepted and filed, and the committee discharged; Daniel H Johnson was appointed street commissioner; moved to adjourn until Saturday evening next and half past 7 and carried. R.S. Williamson, clerk.

April 21st, 1866.

Meeting of trustees pursuant to adjournment; the president being absent, F.G. Robinson was elected president protem. Present, Johnson and Wood. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved; there not being a full board present, a motion was made by Joel Wood to adjourn to meet on Monday evening April 23rd at 7 and a half o’clock and carried. R.S. Williamson, clerk.

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April 23d, 1866

Meeting of trustees pursuant to adjournment: M.H. Lytle, president in the chair, present: Johnson, Wood, Robinson and Shirding. Minutes of last meeting read and approved; moved by F.G. Robinson that a committee of two be appointed by the chair on by laws and ordinances. Carried and the chair appointed F.G. Robinson and S.M. Johnson as said committee, moved by F.G. Robinson that the clerk be authorized to procure and appropriate seal for this incorporation carried, moved to adjourn to meet next Friday evening at half past 7 o’clock and carried. R.S. Williamson, clerk.

April 27th, 1866

Meeting of the trustees pursuant to adjournment, president in the chair, full board present, minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Committee on ordinances and by laws read their report, moved that the report of committee on ordinances be accepted. And, the committee hold over in reference to the by laws carried, moved, that the constables bond be fixed at two hundred dollars, carried, moved to establish the treasurer’s bond as four hundred dollars, carried; moved that we adopt ordinance, No. one: describing the boundaries of the town, carried, moved to adopt ordinance, No. two: levying a tax for street and highway purposes; carried, moved to adopt ordinance, No. three: prohibiting gambling carried; moved to adopt ordinance No. four: prohibiting from letting certain animals from running at large; carried, moved to adopt ordinance No. five: to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors; carried, moved to adjourn till May 16th at seven and half o’clock. R.S. Williamson, clerk.

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May 16th, 1866

Meeting of trustees pursuant to adjournment, M.H. Lytle in the chair, full board present, minutes of previous meeting read and approved, motion made and carried that horses be prohibited from running at large at any time. Committee appointed to draft by laws, made the report in writing which is as follows: viz. “By laws governing the board of trustees of the town of Palatine”. First, at the hour of convening the board shall be called to order by the president, or in his absence by the president protem appointed by the board, when the clerk (in whose absence the president shall act) shall proceed to roll call and announce whether a quorum be present, when (a quorum being present) they shall proceed to business, in the following order viz First, the clerk’s report of the previous meeting and approval of the same. 2d report of standing committess 3d report of special committees 4th unfinished business of preceding meeting 5th presentation of petitions 6th miscellaneous business. The president shall preserve order and decide all questions of order subject to an appeal to the board. Every member present shall vote on the call of any question before the board provided that any member interested in such question shall not vote. A motion shall not be in order except it is seconded, which motion being recorded, no other motion shall be in order until the previous question is disposed of, provided a motion to adjourn, for the previous question, to lay the question on the table, to refer and to postpone the question shall always be in order which several motions shall have preference and herein arranged. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the members. These bylaws may be temporarily suspended by unanimous consent. It shall be the duty of the president on entering upon the duties of his office to appoint the standing committees for the current year. Each of which committees shall consist of two (2) members and are known as follows, committee on finances, on licenses, on streets and side walks, on highways. The foregoing bylaws were adopted on motion; moved that a committee of two be appointed to look up the necessary papers in reference to road tax, carried F.G. Robinson and Henry Shirding appointed said committee; moved to adjourn until next Tuesday evening at seven and one half o’clock. R.S. Williamson clerk.

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