Switzerland County Commissioners – Dec 1894

Switzerland County, Indiana, Commissioners’ proceedings appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 13 Dec 1894 – Page 4, Column 1


County Commissioners Edgar Dibble, Thomas Montayne, and George W. Sanders, met Monday, Dec. 3d, and adjourned last Friday, 7th. Among the business transacted we condense the following:

William C. Lawrence, William H. Myers, Vevay; William B. Mason, Florence; Francis M. Graham, Patriot, were granted licenses to retail liquors.

In the matter of petition for free gravel roads to Markland. John C. Morgan, David A. Brindley, and Joshua Turner, viewers, reported assessing damages as follows: Sarah Ferguson, $12; Emma Bell Muret, $25. Said Ferguson and Muret objected to amount of damages as too low; whereupon Joseph B. Ramseyer, Wm. O. Marble, and Ben. N. Davis were appointed reviewers. They reported, assessing damages of Mrs. Murret at $50 and Mrs. Ferguson $25. Approved.

In the matter of the petition of Alger Stewart and others for the vacation of highway in York Township. R. B. Littlefield, Edwin Sanders, and James Stewart, viewers, reported in favor of granting the petition. Road ordered vacated.

Joseph E. Hart, Auditor elect, filed his bond, which was approved.

David Dyer, Sheriff elect, filed his bond, which was approved.

In the matter of the petition of Charles Wiseman and others for aid in constructing of road on Long Run, Craig Township. Aid refused.

In the matter of the petition of George W. McKay and others for change of vacation of highway in Craig Township. Granted. Henry Dibble, Jr., Benjamine F. Heady, and Clarence Drake were appointed viewers to lay out said new road, thirty feet wide, and that they report next term.

In the matter of Plum Creek free gravel road. Orson A. Porter, Jonathan R. Cunningham, and A. J. Searcy, filed her report, and assessed damages as follows: Rosa Dodd, $125; and no damages for Samuel Peters, James H. Sullivan and Ida Bosaw.

In the matter of the petition of John B. Moore and others for highway in Cotton Township. Edward C. Shull and Joseph B. Ramseyer, made a report favoring the road. Perry K. Cotton made a minority report opposing the opening of the road. Marshall B. Hyde filed his remonstrance against opening the road. The Board appointed James M. Scott, William O. Marble, and J. C. Smith, reviewers, to report next term.

In the matter of the petition of George Dorrell and others for free gravel roads in York Township. Perry K. Cotton and W. H. Henry, viewers, and M. G. Keeney, Civil Engineer, reported estimated total cost per mile, beginning at Florence and running to Markland, 1st mile, $772.24; 2d, $1035; 3d, $579.60; 2664 feet, $220.53. Total, $2607.37.

Florence and Log Lick road; 1st mile, $1170.13; 4520 feet excess of one mile, $1016.96. Total, $2187.09.

Log Lick and East Enterprise road; 1st mile $1050.13; 2nd, $959.04; 1224 feet, $159.13. Total $2168.30.

The other roads proposed were deemed impracticable, on account of description in petitions.

The proposition to build the three above roads will be submitted to the voters of York Township at the special election Saturday, February 23, 1895.

In the matter of the petition of George Platt and others for free gravel roads in Posey Township. W. H. Henry and Perry K. Cotton, viewers and M. G. Keeney, Civil Engineer.

Road from Patriot to Quercus Grove distance 10 miles and 4840 feet. Total estimated cost, $11050.33.

Road from Quercus Grove to Cotton Township line. Total estimated cost $683.95.

Road from Joel Davis’ corner to York Township line. Total estimated cost, $468.66.

In regard to the other roads petitioned for in Posey Township, it was found impracticable to locate them in accordances with petition.

The three roads above specified by the viewers and Engineer, were accepted and their reports approved.

The building of above three roads to be submitted to the taxpayers of Posey Township at a special election Saturday, February 23d.