Village of Palatine

Historic Meeting Minutes

Meeting 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 copies 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 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 Valkenberg were elected as said committee and retired for consultation, 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 separately 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 pro-tem. 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 pro-tem. 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 pro-tem 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 committees 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

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that any member directly 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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May 22, 1866

Board met pursuant to adjournment, president absent; S. M. Johnson elected president pro-tem. Present Wood, Shirding, Robinson & Johnson. Minutes of last meeting read and approved; Isaac R. Hall was appointed Police Constable. George Van Valkenberg was appointed Treasurer of this incorporated town.

On motion Board adjourned to meet June 1st, 1866 at eight o’clock Pm.

                                                                            R. S. Williamson clerk

June 1st, 1866

Board met pursuant to adjournment, M. H. Lytle president in the chair full board present. Minutes of previous meeting read & approved.

Moved that a Committee of three be appointed by the chair to look after platting this town. Joel Wood, F. G. Robinson and S. M. Johnson appointed as said committee and instructed to employ a Surveyor. The chair also appoints S. M. Johnson and Henry Shirding Committee on Streets and Side Walks. Joel Wood, F. G. Robinson and F. H. Lytle Committee on Finances, Henry Shirding and Joel Wood Committee on Licenses. On motion adjourned until June 15th, 1866 at Eight o’clock in the evening.                             R. S. Williamson clerk

 

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June 15th, 1866

Board met pursuant to adjournment; president absent, H. Shirding elected president pro-tem. Present Shirding, Robinson, Wood & Johnson. Minutes of previous meeting read & approved.

Isaac R. Hale was reappointed Police Constable, he having failed to qualify heretofore.

Clerk was instructed to request George Van Valkenberg to qualify as Treasurer.

Moved to adjourn until July 10, 1866 at 8 o’clock Pm & carried.

                               R. S. Williamson clerk

Palatine July 10th 1866

Board met pursuant to adjournment; M. H. Lytle president in the chair, full board present. Minutes of previous meeting read & approved. Brockway’s bill for surveying was referred to a Committee of the Whole; Turner & Robinson’s bill of $20.12 referred to Finance Committee. Messrs. D. B. & J. Wood’s bill referred to Finance Committee, R. S. Williamson’s bill referred to same committee; Isaac R. Hale having failed to qualify as Police Constable, W. H. Dobell was appointed Constable and requested to qualify forthwith.

Motion made and carried to adjourn to Aug 22nd at Eight o’clock Pm unless sooner called together by notice from the President.

                  R. S. Williamson clerk

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Board met pursuant to adjournment; president absent; Joel Wood elected president pro-tem. Present Shirding Wood Johnson & Robinson. Minutes of previous meeting read & approved.

W. H. Dobell was reappointed Police Constable having failed to qualify heretofore. William J. Lytle appointed Treasurer of said Incorporated Town. Mr. Van Valkenberg having still failed to qualify; The president appointed S. M. Johnson and H. Shirding Committee on Bonds and qualifications of Police Constable and Treasurer.

Petition to remove hay barn read and a committee of three appointed on said petition consisting of F. G. Robinson, H. Shirding and S. M. Johnson. Subsequently the whole board was on motion made a committee on said petition.

Petition to repair sidewalk between Slade & Shirding Store and H. T. Thurston’s Store read & referred to Committee on Streets & Alleys.

Oramel Smith’s Bill read and referred to finance committee, moved to adjourn until August 28th at 7 and a half o’clock Pm & carried.

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Board met pursuant to adjournment; president absent. Present Wood, Johnson, Shirding and Robinson. On motion of Joel Wood, S. M. Johnson was elected president pro-tem; minutes of previous meeting read and approved; F. G. Robinson made a report to the Committee of the Whole Board to whom the petition to remove hay barn was referred which is as follows viz., That the owners of said building cause the same to be removed on or before the first day of March next; motion that the report of the Committee be adopted and carried.

S. M. Johnson reports of petition to repair side walk between Slade & Shirding Store and H. T. Thurston’s Store that the walk is still in passable condition and that Slade and Shirding promise to put it in good order within a few weeks, moved and carried that the report be adopted; Joel Wood chairman of finance committee reports in favor of paying the following bills viz. Turner & Robinson’s bill for $20.12, D.B. & J. Wood’s bill for $1.91, Oramel Smith’s bill for $2.25, R. S. Williamson’s bill for $4.25. Moved that the report be adopted & orders be drawn for the payment of said bills; Bills of Isaac Carinore for $9.20 and Lytles & Williamson for $28.62 read by clerk and referred to finance committee.

Report of D. H. Johnson Street Commissioner read by clerk; Motion made & carried that said report be received and referred to finance committee.

Moved to adjourn and carried; to September 7th next at 7 and a half o’clock Pm.               R. S. Williamson