1915 Sep 16 – Minutes of Mossey River Council
The Council met at Winnipegosis on Tuesday, August 31st. All the members present.
The minutes of last meeting were adopted as read.
A petition from certain ratepayers of tp. 30, rge. 17, praying for the formation of a school district, to be called Dar. was read. As the proposed district included three sections of Oak Cliff, S.D., the clerk was authorized to notify the people of that district of the petition.
??? were read from the Village of Winnipegosis, the Manitoba Patriotic Fund, J. Namaka, re: certain accounts for work in ward 5, the municipal commissioner’s levy for 1915, the deputy municipal commissioner re: Mossey River and Winnipegosis apportionment Howard Armstrong, re: contract in ward 1, the solicitor, the sec.-treas of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities; the Rumley Products Co., the superintendent of the C.N.R., and the deputy Minister of Education.
Hunt – Reid – That a grant of fifty dollars per month be made to the Manitoba Patriotic Fund while the war lasts.
Hechter – Hunt – That the clerk write to Mr. W.A. Robinson with a view to his surveying the new roadway from the west into Fork River.
Hechter – Reid – That the council make application to the Good Roads Board for assistance to the bridge constructed over the Mossey River between sections 5 and 6, tp. 20, rge. 18.
Bickle – Reid – That the reeve and sec.-treas. be a committee to meet a committee of the village of Winnipegosis in the matter of the apportionment of the two municipalities and also to deal with the matter of the debt of ward 4.
Hechter – Reid – That the following resolution be brought before the convention of the Union of Municipalities:
“That section 52, subsection C, of the Municipal Assessment Act be amended by striking out the words “or if no so resident” in the second hue thereof and substitution the word “and.”
Bickle – Hunt – That the following resolutions be also brought before the convention:
“That whereas, British law provides for water following its natural course and makes provision for the improvement of natural water courses where such improvement may be expedient; and, whereas, in the construction of roads by ditching and grading the natural water courses are frequently obstructed the water diverted in such a way that the roadways are damaged and private property injured; and, whereas, no provision for such cases appears upon the Statute books of Manitoba, we would therefore ask the [1 line missing] such amendment to the Municipal Act as will enable municipal councils to construct or improve watercourses across private property, in cases were it may be necessary to drain roads, providing, always that such drains or watercourses follow or parallel the farm boundaries where-ever possible.”
Hechter – Reid – That the reeve and sec.-treas. be a committee to draft a resolution dealing with the matter of the loss of taxes on dominion lands homesteaded and provincial lands sold which lands were cancelled or abandoned leave municipalities without any means of collecting taxes which may be due against them and that a copy of the resolution when drafted be forwarded to the secretary of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities for consideration at the convention.
Hunt – Namaka – That Coun. Hechter be authorized to repair the bridge between sections 19 and 30, tp. 21, rge. 18.
Coun. Bickle tendered his resignation as councillor for ward 3.
Hechter – Yakavanka – That the reeve and council of the rural municipality of Mossey River in accepting the resignation of Mr. Bickle as councillor for ward 3 do so with the deepest regret but in view of the fact that he is leaving the council and his home in order to volunteer his services on behalf of Canada and the Empire we part with his valuable services here with pride and wish him a safe return.
[1 line missing] – be authorized to purchase a wristwatch and have it engraved to read as follows: “Presented by the Municipality of Mossey River to Councillor Charles H. Bickle.”
Yakavanka – Namaka – That Coun. Yakavanka for letting and inspecting work $19.75 be passed.
Yakavanka – Namaka – That the accounts as recommended by the finance committee be passed.
Reid – Hunt – That the council adjourn to meet at Fork River at the call of the reeve.
1915 Sep 16 – Fork River
Mr. T. Barnard, plasterer, returned to Dauphin on Wednesday, having finished his contract for plastering the postoffice for Mr. W. King.
There has been considerable rustling around for twine at the tail end of cutting one of the largest crops ever seen here. It takes from three to four pounds of twine to the acre. At the present prices put forward by the market manipulators the farmers will receive very little profit for their labour. Frost is reported in some quarters.
Mr. Wm. Murray, officer C.P.A., of Dauphin, and Nurse Hutchinson, of Sifton, have returned from a trip east of the lake with a child. Mr. Murray left for Dauphin on Wednesday’s train.
Mr. Frank Rosnowski was taken to the Dauphin Hospital, he having been injured by a bridge.
Mr. G.W. O’Neil arrived from Sewell and is renewing acquaintances for a few days.
Mr. A.J. Sngelgrove and family have moved to Winnipegosis for the winter.
Mr. Forrester, of Yorkton, has arrived and will take charge of the Northern elevator. He has moved his family here and rented Mr. Snelgrove’s house for the present.
Mrs. J. Rice has returned from Dauphin, where she had been consulting a physician. She has been on the sick list lately. We all trust she will soon recover.
Mr. Schuchett, merchant, and Mr. Camur, his assistant, spent a few days in Dauphin last attending the Jewish New Year.
Mrs. W. Allan, of Grandview, visited her daughter, Mrs. T. Dewberry lately.
Private Max King, of the 1st Battalion returned to Sewell after spending a month with visiting his parents.