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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY HOARD OF.SUPERVISORS.
The yeas and nays being called on adoption, all members voted yea, and report duly adopted. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PROPOSED HIGHWAY. Amended report of Committee on Proposed Highway presented and read as follows: To the Honorable Chairman and Board of Supervisors of Manitowoc County , Wis. : We, the undersigned committee appointed by your Honorable Body, at the annual session of the County Board of said county in November, 1899, to whom was referred a petition of the residents of the town of Rockland Eaton, in said county, (see petition hereto annexed) beg leave to report as follows; We met at the County Clerk’s office Dec. 9, 1899, and made out notices and ordered them to be published in the Manitowoc Pilot. ( See notice and proof of publication hereto annexed.) Further: We met on January 4, litoO, at the place designated in notice, and from there we proceeded to view the route of the proposed highway, and found the following conditions: The bridge required to span the river must be over 100 feet in length. The route leads through about one mile of tamarack swamp, which is, however, cut through. The ground being frozen we could not decide as to the depth of said swamp. We met a large number of the citizens of both towns ready to present their claims for and against the laying out of the proposed highway. We found the citizens divided in their opinions. We could not make agreement with them in regard to the amount of dam ages to be awarded, but it was reported to us that most of the abutting owners would release their land free of charge. We left papers and blanks there to be tilled out according to law, and returned to the County Clerk’s office and adjourned until January 13, 1900, to meet at the court house, in the city of Manitowoc. ( See notice of adjourn ment hereto attached.) On January 13, 1900, the committee met pursuant to adjournment and reviewed all papers sent in and made alteration where we thought necessary; all of which is hereto attached. There was presented to us a subscription list signed by residents of both Manitowoc and Calumet counties subscribing over $400.00 worth of labor to be performed on said proposed highway as soon as laid out. (See list an nexed. ) In our judgment there is a solid bottom on the west side of the river, but Cannot say about oast side. The probable cost of building the bridge and putting said road in a pass able condition would be over $5,000.1X1. And therefore we, the majority of said committee, would respectfully recom mend the denial of said petition. John Secuuest, J. W. Finch, Committee. The yeas and nays being called on adoption, all members voted yea, and report duly adopted. REPORT OF POOR COMMISSIONERS FOR 1899. Report of Poor Commissioners for 1899 presented and read as follows: To the Honorable Chairman and Board of Supervisors of the County of Manitowoc : Gentlemen: Your Commissioners on Poor beg leave to make the fol lowing report: The persons now taken care of by the county are as follows, to-wit: Liz zie Marcus, Chippewa Falls; Julia Kunth and children, at town of Centre vllle; Wenzel Forester, whereabouts unknown at present; Nlc Miller, at Shoto (Sheboygan charge); Mrs. Lucy Slatek and child, at Manitowoc; Mrs. Catharina Scorch, St. Marys Hospital: Miss Anna Steuson, Town Rapids; Mrs. W. Tracy, Manitowoc; Miss Ada Pellet, Chippewa Falls; Eva Dormas ky, Manitowoc (chargeable to town Centreville); John Birch, Holy Family 15