Council Meeting Notes
Town Meeting: April 2, 1838
91 votes were cast and the following officers were elected:
Overseers of the Poor
Justice of Peace
John U. Pease
Wm. M. White
Township Expenses 1849
May 5 To tend to a pauper by the name of Ford and fetching his daughter to tend to him. .75
May 7 To find 14 feet of board for a coffin. .15
June To tend to town bridge one day .75
November To tend to two paupers children of William Cooper. .75
Village Expenses Sylvania, March of 1856
Treasurer of Sylvania Township to pay Abda Dolph one Dollar for Services as Trustee
Attest, Peleg T. Clark
Abda Dolph Township
Adam A Gardeneir Trustees
Report of the Pound Committee
Secured location for pound of P.T. Clarkâ€”May 24th., 1867. Site being situated on the west bank of Ottawa River, nearly east of P.T. Clarkâ€™s residence.
Terms gratis so long as used for pound.
The pound has been built and is ready for use.
Bought of Alvinza Roberts (May 25th., 1867) 1150 ft. of boards for pound, delivered on the above site, at $10. per M â€“amount 11,50.
Bought of P.T. Clark (30) thirty posts at .15 cts. --$4.50. May 25th., 1867
J.J. Richie } pound
L. Ball Glann (?) } comm..
April 2, 1869
Mayor Reuben Sawyer
Treasurer W.H. Huling
Clerk Charles Green
Marshall Henry Parker
Council William Fletcher, Samuel Fletcher, W.F. Drake, Thomas Probert, William Covell,
School Board Charles Edson, F.R. Warren, Oristin Holloway.
February 18, 1870
Purchase necessary blankets, stove, & coal to fit up Lockup comfortable for it's inmates.
March 18, 1870
Petition by R.V. Moore to place a set of Fairbanks Scales in front of his store on Ottawa Street. (Monroe Street)
Sylvania Village Marshall
On November 2, 1872, Marshall Davis purchased from Detroit Wire Works on Woodward Avenue, 2 pairs of polished hand cuffs for $8.00, 1 pair of plated hand cuffs for $5.00, and 1 pair of Police nippers for $1.50. There was a charge of fifty cents for the agent and the total of the purchase was $15.00.
Village Expenses: Sylvania, Ohio Mar. 4, 1872
Township of Sylvania
To Wm. Bryan Dr.
For one years services as Clerk 40.00
To stationary Furnished 2.50
For one years service as Librarian 5.00
1876 â€“ The following charges were placed against the Village Marshall:
- Drunk and not attending Council meetings.
- Tampering with witnesses â€“ advising them what to say so as to clear prisoner.
- Advising boys to shoot firecrackers in Village and refusing to arrest same.
- For not prosecuting pound violations.
- Advising prisoner after escaping from custody he would not arrest them again.
- Conduct unbecoming an officer.
- Refusing to make reports.
Sylvania, Ohio March 17, 1878
In 1881 Sylvania Township paid Jacob Decker 13 dollars out of the cemetery fund for 100 stones for numbering lots. (This would be in Association Cemetery)
Sylvania, Ohio October 2, 1885
To the Council of the Incorporated Village of Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio.
I posted up five notices for construction of sidewalk in front of O.H. Parker according to your orders, one at the post Office, one at the Lenardson store, one at the corner of Division St. and Ottawa St., one at the Depot and one in front of L.B. Decker's residence.
L.B. Decker, Clerk
Incorporated Village of Sylvania - Dec. 18,1889
An (unnamed Sylvania resident) appeared before the Police Justice of Sylvania A.B. West, This man, while in state of intoxication, used vile, profane, and abusive language to his aged mother, and created a disturbance in the neighborhood by his disorderly and boisterous language, and put his mother in great fear and terror.
1874 Benjamin Bellows-Marshall, for advertising and selling impounded cow. $12.00
J.J. Ritchie repaired pump. $7.75
1873 J.J. Ritchie paid $9.60 for Blacksmithing.
1882 Miles Lathrop paid $2.50 for axle broken on Street in bad condition
Council Minutes 1891
Business men asked that Ordinance passed May 9, 1887, prohibiting the erection of wooden buildings in square number 32 should be rescinded. A limit of 10 feet high is not sufficient to erect carriage stables and other buildings necessary to our businesses. Signed: W.B. Warren , W.E. Chapple, Andrew Reger, M.E. Vesey, S.M. Judson, J.H. Parker, Clara L. Huling, E. and A. Probst
Committee reported in favor of granting this request.
An Ordinance was then passed to amend the Ordinance of May 9, 1887. Block 32-Division Street on East- Indiana on the North-Alley on West-Ottawa on South--Height to not exceed 16 feet to top of wall plate.
The Council Building was erected in 1898 by Michael Smith for just over $1300.00. The land was purchased in 1897 for $250.00 from Mr. Henry Parker.
March 17, 1905
Ordinance---that board walks were prohibited. Walks to be of cut stone or Portland Cement.
Cost of lighting Sylvania $360
Council Meeting 1917
The Clerk was instructed to write to Tillie Oldfield about Thistles.
November 21, 1925
Mr. Park Wagonlander, Clerk,
We would thank you to ascertain immediately the condition of the voting booths in all the precincts of your township. This Board has received numerous complaints as to the poor accommodations offered the people in the townships for voting. In some instances the booths have been reported as being unsanitary; in other instances that window-panes have been broken. These booths should be in as clean a condition as your own home.
We would also wish you to advise us immediately the exact location of every booth in your township.
We thank you to give this your immediate attention.
Yours very truly,
BOARD OF DEPUTY STATE SUPERVISORS AND INSPECTORS OF ELECTIONS OF TOLEDO AND LUCAS COUNTY, OHIO
(The voting booths were painted red. They were on wheels and could be moved from place to place)
VILLAGE EXPENSES 1926
These were some of the things people were paid for by the Village of Sylvania in 1926.
Looking after Cory Road.
Showing where to put cinders on Stewart Rd.
Looking after washouts on McCord Rd.
Looking for a man to work in cemetery.
Looking after Rock Road. (where?)
Making out papers for man to go to infirmary.
Village Council Minutes 1938
Council issued a permit to John White to demolish a wood house, tool shed, and wood shed at 6615 Monroe St. This old home was built in the 1860â€™s and was owned by George Probert from 1865 to 1874. Franklin Hubbard was the owner from 1874 until 1880.
January 1, 1949
Mayor William Seed
Council Murl Boyd, E.P. Baumbaugh, Harry Burnard, Richard Campbell, Clair Cooper, Donald Holliday
Treasurer N.J. Lochbihler
Clerk Clayton Fischer
Marshall Delbert Schunight