June Mystery Tool Answer

How do you control something way bigger and stronger than you? With this bull nose ring. The ones on the left are permanently inserted into the nasal septum. The one with the rope, called a bulldog, is a temporary one that can be used with any large animal.

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June 1916 at the Village Board Meeting

June 5, 1916

[Excerpts selected by the Historian.]

“Bids for furnishing the Village with coal for the season of 1916-17 have been received and whereas they are all the same, therefore be it resolved that the Village Clerk be directed to purchase 36 tons of egg and stove coal, 12 tons of stove and chestnut coal, and 2 tons of chestnut coal, and that the said order be divided equally among the 3 local coal dealers.”
(For more about coal types, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_breaker)

The Village Attorney (and his expenses) are authorized to defend the Board of Assessors in the proceedings brought by the NY Central Railroad protesting their 1916 assessment.

Superintendent of Water to be instructed to move the hydrant in front of the premises of L. Putnam on First St.

Hereafter Frank Betre will receive compensation for any services at $2.25 per day.

Petition received, signed by at least 2/3 of property owners on Hawk St., asking for concrete curbing, cost to be assessed against property owners. Hearing to be held June 19.

John Kehl and Tony Carbone took the privilege of the floor to ask for a water main in Marcellus St.—referred to Water Committee.

Clerk may purchase a filing cabinet and index cards (not to exceed $25) for collection of taxes.

Railway Committee reports that the new stops at Mohawk and Ballston have greatly improved service.

Workmans’ Compensation Act now allows municipal employees, so the Village should insure such employees as the President deems necessary or advisable.

June 19, 1916

Hearing on Hawk St. curbing. The only comment is that the specification should be that the base of the curb is at least 1 foot. Action deferred.

Village Clerk to purchase 5,000 sets of Village vouchers and checks from the Schenectady Trust Company.

New resolution—instead of one board meeting a month there will now be two. The Board of Health will meet once a month.

(Other action during June involved the bonds issued to pay for sewer work.)

June 26, 1916, Special Meeting

Annual tax levy is set at $1.50 per $100 assessment, to raise $27,077.46.
This will cover expenses as follows:
General Fund                 $7564.90
Water.                               1825.61
Sewer                                 6407.83
Street                                 4900.19
Drainage Sewer               1606.85
Fire                                    1326.12
Light                                  2543.63
Health                                 902.83

Nelson Toll, Treasurer, reported on all the people who had not paid their assessments for street work (Mohawk, Schon-o-we [sic], and Ballston). These will be added to the 1916 bills, with interest added.

The Water Committee is to tell GE that their proposition (requested previously by the Village) for installation of an automatic control system at the Scotia Pumping Station was rejected as impracticable at this time.

The President was authorized to enter into a contract with the Pittsburg Meter Co. for water meters and connections, as needed, at $9.40 each.

Mystery Tool Answer

The device is a cavatelli (pasta) maker. It cuts the dough, rolls it up, and makes the lines on the outside. It is marked Vitantonio Mfg, Cleveland, Ohio. That company was founded in Cleveland in 1906. Producing nice-looking pasta apparently takes more practice and maybe altering the dough slightly!

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