Switzerland County Commissioners – Feb 1900

Switzerland County, Indiana, Commissioners’ proceedings appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 8 Feb 1900 – Page 4, Column 1

County Business.

Thomas Land, Wm. A. Shadday and Walter Lock, Commissioners, met last Monday and adjourned Tuesday.

Elmer E. Hufford, no. 1; W. S. Humphrey, no. 2; Geo. B. Lostutter, no. 3; Inspectors for special election in Posey Township on proposition to build free gravel roads, filed the results of the votes cast. Road no. 1, yes 132, no 279; no. 2, yes 331, no 81; no. 3, yes 200, no. 187; no. 4, yes 230, no 156; no. 5, yes 186, no. 192; no. 6, yes 278, no 122; no. 7, yes 279, no 103; no. 8, yes 372, 113; no. 9, yes 262, no. 129; no. 10, yes 204, no 185.

It will be seen from above that all roads had a majority except nos. 1 and 5. Bids will be received March 7 for building the eight roads votes for. The total cost of road election in Posey was $202.25.

It was ordered by the Board that the order heretofore entered on Dec. 6, 1899, with reference to working prisoners, confined in the county jail, for non-payment of fines be modified as follows:

“That the Street Commissioner shall be paid for guarding such prisoners by the city of Vevay, Indiana; that if the city refuses to pay the same, said order be rescinded from this date.”