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File No. 6059.
By Director Bernstein. Resolved, by the board of control, that the director of public service be and he is hereby authorized and directed to enter into subsidiary agreement No. 1009, with Wm. MeDowell & Son Company, making certain additions to and amending contract No. 11760. in the sum of $482.50, covering the construction of a sewer in Pratt ave. extension, from E. 116th st. to E. 123rd st. File No. 6060.
By Director Waite.
Resolved. by the board of control, that subsidiary agreement No. 998, Comwith the William Edwards pany, making certain additions to and amending contract No. 11869, in the sum of $1,677.00, covering the furnishing and delivering to the various park rrefreshment stands 1290 cases of soft drinks additional at $1.30 per case. be and the same is hereby approved. F. W. THOMAS, Secretary.
Unless otherwise specified all examinations will be held at the examination room, second floor old Court House (Public Square).
BOARD OF CIVIL SERVICE
Cleveland, Ohio. Oet. 28th, 1918.
SPELLING AND MEMORY TEST.
PRACTICAL QUESTIONS as in the
5 RULES AND REGULATIONS of the
5 (a) STATE LAWS AND CITY OR-
6 RECORD AND SENIORITY IN THE SERVICE.
6 (a) SERVICE.
The eligibility of applicants to take this promotional examination will be governed by the classification and rules of the fire department in force on the day examination is held. (Captains, 5th class, rule 5 and 7).
Blank applications may now be obtained
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF CIVIL
BOARD OF CIVIL SERVICE
EXAMINATION FOR POSITIONS OF LIEUTENANT IN THE DIVISION OF FIRE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
5. (a) STATE LAWS AND CITY ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO THE
DUHES OF SAID POSITION. the city of
Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 15th, 1918.
PRACTICAL QUESTIONS-as in the pertain to judgment of the commission,
the duties of the position.
5. RULES AND REGULATIONS of the fire department.
5 (a) STATE LAWS AND CITY OR-
6. SENIORITY AND RECORD IN THE
The following members of the depart-
CAPTAINS 15th Class--Rule 5 and
ASSISTANT ENGINEERS AND LIEU-
6th Class- Rule 5 and 7-A.
6 SENIORITY AND RECORD IN THE SERVICE.
6. (a) RECORD OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE.
The eligibility of applicants to take this promotional examination will be governed by the classification and rules of the fire department in force on the day examination is hell. (First grade firemen-7th classrule 5 and 9).
Blank applications may now be obtained at the office of the civil service commission. 414 city hall, and must be filed at that office by appleant in person not later than 12 o'clock noon, Saturday, January 4th, 1919.
Notice is hereby given that the following resolution was proposed and adopted at a meeting of the civil service commission 1ell on December 16th, 1918:
"Resolved. that any person whose name appeared upon a promotional eligible list. alicable to the service of the city of Cleveland or the board of education of Cleveland. Chio, and who at the time of its abolition or expiration was in the military or naval service of the United States shall, upon application in writing. made to the commission within six months after be enis discharge fro msuch service. t't'ed to have his name placed from the eligible list then existing in the place of
tion, room C18 city hall.
No propesal will be entertained unless delivere 1 at the office of the commissioner of the division of purchases and supplies, revious to 12 o'clock noon, Cleveland time, on the day above specified.
The oity reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Dec. 28, 1918, Jan. 2, 1919.
LEASE OF REAL ESTATE Scaled bids will be received at the office of the commissioner of the division of purchases and supplies, room 219 city hall, until 12 o'clock noon. Cleveland time. January 10th, 1919, and will be opened immediately thereafter for the leasing of the following described lan is:
Peginning at the intersection of the southerly line of Superior viaduct right of way with the westerly line of Station st.. as it was laid out in the Atwater subdivision; thence southerly along the westerly line of Station st., so-called, twenty-five and forty-four one-hundredths (25 44) feet; thence westerly in a straight line thirtytwo and twenty one-hundredths (32.20) feet to a point in the easterly line of the Big Four Railway Company's right of way, thirty and sixty-two one-hundredths (30,62) fect south of the southerly right of way of the Superior st. via luct; thence northerly along the easterly line of the Big Four Railway Company's right of way, thirtyfive and twenty-two one-hundredths (3522) feet; thence easterly on a line parallel to the southerly line of the Superior st. viaduct right of way, forty-four and ninetyfive one-hundredths (14.95) fect to the westerly line of Station st.. so-called, four and twenty-three one-hundredths (4.23) feet to the place of beginning, containing eleven Lundred and forty-four (1.144) square feet more or less.
Wharf on old State st.. now W. 29th st.. Faving a front:ge of about twenty (20) feet on the Cuyahoga river. PARCEL "BB"
Wharf on W. 32nd st., having a frontage of about sixty-siv (66) fect on the Cuyahoga river.
Wharf on Elm st. N. W. Having a frontage of about ninety (90) feet on the Cuyahoga river.
Each bil must be made in accordance with the terms of the lease which may be seen in the office of the commissioner of the division of engineering and construe
tion, room 618 city ball.
No proposal will be entertained unless delivered at the office of the commissioner of the division of purchases and supplies. previous to 12 o'clock noon, Cleveland time, on the day above specified.
The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Dec. 26, 1918. Jan. 2, 1919.
10,000 FEET OF FIRE HOSE FOR THE DIVISION OF FIRE
Sealed bids will be received at the office of the commissioner of purchases ant supplies, city hall, Cleveland, Ohio, until 12:00 o'elbek noon, eastern standard time, January 16th, 1919, for 10,000 feet of fire hose for the division of fire, and will be opened and read in room 305, city hall, immediately thereafter.
Each bid must be made in accordance with the specifications which may be obtained by applying to the department of Public safety, room 330 city hall.
No proposals will be entertained unless made on the blinks furnished by the department of public safety, room 330 eity hall, and delivered to the office of the commissioner of purchases and supplies, previous to 12:00 o'clock noon, castern standard tine, on the day above specified.
The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
January 2, 8, 1919.
INFORMATION AND COMPLAINTS
Complaints, inquiries or sugges tions regarding the work of municipal departments should be made in writing or by telephone to the officials directly in charge or to clerk of council, 316 City Hall. A directory of city officials appears on the inside cover page.
Friday, January 3
Meeting of the board of control. room 305, City Hall, 10 a. m. Menday, January 6Meeting of the board of control 10 a. m.
The City Record
MONDAY, DEC. 30, 1918
W. S. FitzGerald, Director of Law Alex Bernstein, Director of Public Service.
Lamar T. Beman, Director of Pub-
Fielder Sanders, Street
A. B. Sprosty, Director of Public Safety.
On motion of Mr. Meyers, the reading of the minutes of the last meeting was dispensed with and the journal was approved.
That the absence of Mr. Thompson from the meeting of December 23rd. 1918, be authorized and cused.
File No. 48346.
Dec. 26, 1918.
Dear Mr. Director:
Your committee on appropriations
being in session today finds the total amount of budget asked for is ten million dollars with an anticipated revenue which the director of finance says he will not certify to more than $5,500,000.00.
With the information at hand, your committee finds that in order to make the necessary appropriation for the various departments, it will be necessary to make a reduction from the $10,000,000.00 asked for to $5,500,000.00. It is the desire of this committee that you report Friday morning, December 27, 1918, at 10 o'clock, and inform the same what function in your department You wholly dispense with, what functions can be materially reduced It being necesand what amounts. sary to reduce the appropriations to 1918 expenditures which will carry in addition to the said 1918 expenditures a ten per cent increase for the police and fire departments as it is constituted and which will make the expenditures for 1919, $7,300,000.00.
Respectfully yours, J. R. ZMUNT, Chairman of Committee on Appropriations.
File No. 48347.
CITY OF CLEVELAND Department of Law December 27, 1918. Councilman J. R. Zmunt, Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, City Hall.
I am in receipt of your letter of 26 relative December to approthe several departpriations for ments of the city of Cleveland for the year 1919 and requesting me to advise the council committee on appropriations what activities at present conducted by the department of law can be either wholly discontinued or materially reduced.
In reply thereto I beg to advise you that this department consists of two divisions, civil and criminal. At the present time the civil division is composed of five lawyers, one clerk and three stenographers and the criminal division of five lawyers and one telephone operator.
The only method of reducing the expense of operating the law department is to reduce the number of its employees or the amount of salWhile aries which they receive. the volume of business transacted by this department has steadily increased with the growth of governmental activities the number of its employees is practically the same now as five years ago. The salaries paid to attorneys and clerical employees of the department are, in my judgment, barely sufficient to retain in the public service persons who are competent to perform the duties. If the number of attorneys in the civil division is reduced it means that the law business of the city of Cleveland will suffer proportionately. If the number of police prosecutors is reduced it will mean a serious complication in the task of enforcing the criminal law of this city.
During the last two years several members of this department have resigned because of the fact that the city was not able to pay a salary sufficiently large to render it personally advisable for them to remain in the public service and while I am willing to accept a proportionate reduction in money available for
January 2, 1919
the city's operating expenses during the year 1919, I keenly realize the fact that any such reduction will mean that the efficiency of this department will be reduced to the vanishing point.
Very truly yours,
CITY OF CLEVELAND Department of Parks and Public Property
December 27, 1918. Honorable J. R. Zmunt. Chairman, Committee on Appropriation,
City. Dear Sir:
The total estimated expenditures of the department of parks and public property for the year 1918 was $1,054,708. If the appropriation provided for this department for the year 1919 is to be 30% less than this amount, it means that the revenue will be $316,000 less than the expenditures for 1918 or it would give this department a total appropriation of $738,700 which would not be sufficient revenue to operate and take care of the two largest divisions of the department, namely, street lighting and parks.
In order for the division of street lighting to continue under this appropriation,. without any further extensions, it would be necessary to discontinue about one-third of the number of gas lamps; about onehalf of the "White Way" system and about one-fourth of the arc light service the city is now demanding.
To operate the public buildings, which means the care and maintenance of the city hall, under the proposed appropriation would that the elevator service would have to be reduced to two elevators; the janitors from twenty men to ten and the charwomen from thirty to fifteen and to dispense with the services of one-half of the maintenance employees. This reduction. would make the service so inadequate that it would be almost impossible to maintain the city hall in any condition suitable for office
purposes. In order to operate the parks and boulevards at a 30% reduction over the revenues of last year, it would be necessary to close some parks and activities. It cost to operate Gordon Park, without reference to the bathing beach, $20,000 per year; Garfield $6,500 and Edgewater $18,000. The bathing beaches cost $10,000 and the zoo $14,000. To dispense with the propositions I have just mentioned would not even then leave a sufficient amount to operate the park system.
The cemeteries, markets, dance halls and refreshments are self-sustaining.
In reply to your request as to what functions can wholly be dispensed with, I wish to state that whatever I say on the subject is merely a matter of opinion and if any divisions are dispensed with, it will mean much public inconvenience and anyone could readily contend that I had selected unwisely.
We assume that the preparation of the appropriation ordinance for 1919 has emphasized the need of financial relief for your city.
Inasmuch as the legislature convenes in Columbus early in the year, now would seem to be an opportune time for a meeting of city officials to discuss their mutual problems and remedial legislation. With this idea in mind, we are taking the liberty of writing to the executive and legislative heads of the home rule cities in the state to find out if they would come or send representatives to a meeting to be held in Columbus as soon as possible to discuss these problems and perhaps organize to effect some helpful results. We will be glad to call such a meeting if we secure a sufficient number of replies evidencing an active interest with a willingness to attend or send representatives to this meeting.
We are enclosing a form letter for reply on the basis of which we can determine whether or not to call this meeting.
Very truly yours,
track for all steam and suburban cars would save the noise and jar that now makes a residence close to those cars a, great nuisance. The rent is cheap, but the noice makes sickness and some leave it and go Fewhere. I have a friend who left Cummington rd. because she said there was no quiet day or night or Sundays.
We know about Buffalo, where they circle the whole city, and New York rejoices about the New York terminal. It is easy to find your train there. Let us be up to date, for the land on Eagle st. and others is cheaper than it will be again, and get it now.
MRS. WM. G. ROSE,
File No. 48352.
December 21, 1918.
Mr. Harry C. Gahn,
Feeling that a question of such vital and far-reaching importance as the so-called depot ordinance should receive the most careful consideration in all particulars, especially since not only our own welfare but that of future generations is involved, and that this cannot be done satisfactorily before January 6th, the civic committee of the Federation of Women's Clubs voted unanimously to request that the special election scheduled for this date be postponed.
Furthermore, while no action was taken, there is a feeling that the proposed bond issue has not been given adequate consideration either Yours truly,
MARY SPENCE, Chairman Municipal Sub-committee. MRS. HAROLD T. CLAPP., Chairman Civic Committee.
File No. 48353.
To the Honorable City Council:
The citizens committee opposed to the present union depot ordinance has read resolution No. 48336, introduced by Councilman Kadlecek which resolves that the special council committee upon amendments to the depot ordinance be empowered to employ various kinds of expert services for the council, and the city in considering the said union depot ordinance.
This citizens committee endorses most strongly this resolution, and earnestly recommends its passage
in order that this council and the citizens of Cleveland may have at their service the best expert advice and help which is available.
This committee believes that the nublic is entitled to such services, in the consideration of an ordinance which is the most important and far-reaching franchise ordiever before the citizens of
HERBERT B. BRIGGS. Chairman of the Citizens Committee. December 30th, 1918. Received.
File No. 48354.
Cleveland, Ohio, December 27, 1918.
To the Council of the
The Cleveland Union Terminals Company, duly authorized thereunto by its board of directors, hereby declares that if ordinance No. 48344. entitled, "An ordinance fixing the terms and conditions of amendments to be hereafter made to sections 1, 91-3, 91-5, 91-8, 91-9, 91-11, 91-12,
File No. 48355.
The board of trustees of the Cleveland Public Library, at a meeting held September 5, 1918, unanimously adopted the following resolutions:
In the passing of William Howard Brett, the city of Cleveland has been deprived of an honored citizen who has rendered it invaluable service as librarian of its public library during a continuous period of thirty-four years. During this period he built up and wisely administered one of the great library systems of the country, pre-eminent for the spirit of its service, and thus added to the city's renown. The city itself is today greater and fairer, many of its citizens happier, broaderminded, more intelligent and more useful, because he lived.
His great work was the humanizing and socializing of the public library. His vision saw it as every man's library, every woman's library, even every little child's library, holding in its rich stores of printed wealth the wisdom of the world with its special messages for each; his was the task, so far as he could, to open its treasures to them, one and all. This he accomplished through the patient, often prosaic, but always practical application of his own best theories and those of his fellows in his profession, until the library has permeated the city with a quiet influence for the enlargement of life. He was a great educational leader in his clear, broad conception of the library as the institution which informally supplements and continues through life the educational work begun by the public schools.
He considered the cause to which he had given himself worthy of his utmost efforts, and his dedication to it was complete. His energy and persistence were of a quality seldom seen, a hard worker, giving long days and most of his evenings to his labors, rarely taking a holiday, he yet brought to his daily tasks a zest and an enthusiasm which were a constant inspiration to those with whom he came in contact; he was modest, unasssuming, sunny-tempered, straightforward and ingenuous as an unspoiled child, yet wise with the wisdom of great men; tender in his sympathies and instantaneous in his response to any human need, genuine and generous, self-forgetting, undauntedly mistic courageous and tenacious for optithe right as he saw it; just but lenient in his judgments, and believing in the best in men: constructive in his thinking and planning.
His gentle manners, his kindliness, his helpfulness and his spirit of youthful enthusiasm were most winning, and the friends who mourn him are legion.
The record of his accomplished work must be found in the history of the Cleveland Public Library system with its many outstanding progressive features; in the Western Reserve University Library School, of which he was one of the found
ers and its active dean, and whose alumni throughout the country have loved him as their professional head and wise adviser; in the Ohio Library Association, which owes inception and much of its development to him, its first president; in the American Library Association, which he had served as one of its oldest and best-beloved members, as one of its most honored presidents, and one of its most wise and helpful councellors; in many other gratuitous services for the advancement of libraries and the welfare of librarians; in the unwritten and untold influence of such a character as his upon thousands of lives with which he came in contact; and finally, in the unstinted giving of his utmost efforts in professional and personal service to his country in this great war for humanity.
His great unfinished tasks are a sacred heritage. The tasks which he saw, set in clear lines of duty before him, were: the planning and completion of the new main library building, with the many original ideas which he had contributed to it; the development of the branch system until every section of the city should be provided with adequate library equipment and service; the provision, by endowment or otherwise, of sufficient book funds for the building up of the various library collections; and the provision for adequate compensation for the splendid staff of helpers which he gathered about him, bound together by devotion to him and to his ideals. These for Cleveland, and the rounding out of the work which had grown to such magnitude under his guidance.
He worked definitely and zealously to extend the library service to the county, and for legislation to insure library progress for the state. Last of all, since America entered the war, came another great task, new in the history of the world, the furnishing of books by the millions for purposes of war, and the definite contribution of various library activities toward winning the war.
It is fitting that these great undertakings be here recorded, with the resolve that they shall be carried to completion as one of the tributes to the memory of a great and greatly beloved librarian.
In the death of Mr. Brett, the members of the board, both personally and officially, have sustained an irretrievable loss.
Be it resolved, that this minute be spread on the records of the board and that copies, in proper form, be sent to the family of Mr. Brett, as an expression of the great sympathy which this board feels for those whose loss is greatest of all; and that copies be sent to the mayor and the city council of Cleveland, to the board of education, to Western Reserve University, to the American Library Association and to the Ohio Library Association.
Between H. D. and R. A. Pierce
Between Louis and Addie Prehn,
Between The Belt & Terminal
Between Frederick and Eva
File No. 48131.
Between The Newburgh & South
Between The Central Land &
Between The Belt & Terminal
Main intercepting sewer right of
Yeas 24, nays 0.
File No. 48357.
Main intercepting sewer right of way from The American Steel & Wire Company to the city of Cleve
Main intercepting sewer right of way from Mary Ann Barrance to the city of Cleveland, bearing the approval of the committee on sewers and sidewalks, city property and director of law.
File No. 48359.
Main intercepting sewer right of way from The Cleveland Gas Light & Coke Company to the city of Cleveland, bearing the approval of the committee on sewers and sidewalks, city property and director of law.
Between the city of Cleveland and S. H. Kleinman Realty Company (temporary sewage treatment for the Pelham Manor subdivision and the Devonshire subdivision of the S. H. Kleinman Realty Company), bearing the approval of the committee on sewers and sidewalks, city property and director of law. Agreement approved.
Yeas 24, nays 0.
Between the city of Cleveland and S. H. Kleinman Realty Company (temporary sewage treatment plant for the Northcliffe subdivision of the S. H. Kleinman Realty Company), bearing the approval of the committee on sewers and sidewalks, city property and director of law. Agreement approved. Yeas 24, nays 0.