One Hundred Years(+) Ago at the Village Board, July-August 1918
(Summer Recap 4)

July 1
Tax rate set at $1.60 per $100 assessed value, to total $36,780.08.
Treasurer’s report read and accepted.
Assessments for street improvements remain unpaid on Mohawk Ave. and Schon-o-we and Ballston Street, also for the sidewalks on Third Street. These will be included on the annual tax levy as well as corrections for 1917 errors.
The Street Commissioner is to build a cement sidewalk and driveway in front of the Village Waterworks property on Second St., and charge to the Water Fund.
Payroll and bills approved.
$5100 in Refunding Water Bonds were issued and sold to Geo. B. Gibbons Company.
A copy included of the Treasurer’s report about unpaid paving and sidewalk assessments.

July 15
A petition from residents of First St. who want a surface sewer in the 1919 budget. Referred to finance committee.
Board of Fire Commissioners to choose a contractor for construction of automatic fire alarm system in the village.
Request from Mrs. Charles Zach for street lights on Wyman St. Referred to Light Committee.
Committee to be appointed with President as chairman to look into the subject of necessary machinery for better maintenance of roads and report to the board.
Payroll and bills approved.

July 24, Special Meeting
Action related to the $5100 in Refunding Water Bonds.

August 5
Payments related to Special Street Funds and transfers from general fund to specific funds.
Action related to Special Street Fund payments and loans.
Payment to the Schenectady County State Highway Repair Fund ($333.13).
Village Clerk to purchase one service roll of honor book at cost of $13.
George Keefer, driver of the village team, informed the Street Commissioner he must have more money because of the increased expense of living. Board will give him more money and also vacation time. They will offer $80 per month for service, vacation not to exceed 2 weeks, approved by Street Commissioner.
Petition from the residents for Catherine St. to be covered with gravel. Left to the discretion of the Street Committee.
A delegation of residents of Harwell asked the board to enter a protest before the Public Service Commission against the increase of streetcar fare from 5 to 10 cents between Tower 9 and Schenectady on the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville RR. Various people spoke and the President said a representative of the village would attend the hearing and present the protest.
Sewer Committee to construct Sanitary Sewer on Wallace St. as extension of current sewer, not to exceed $300. Clerk to purchase necessary materials. Pay on arrival of bill to save the 2% allowance for ten day payment.
New ordinances:
Parking of automobiles and other vehicles on both sides of Mohawk Ave. from westerly line of Collins St. to 75 feet west of Ballston Street and both sides Ballston St. between Mohawk and John St. between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. is prohibited.
During other times, no parking for more than 30 minutes, parallel with street curb and not more than 6 inches from curb, at least 5 feet from the rear of any other vehicle.
Street railway cars must stop outside this zone to discharge or pick up passengers.
There will be a $25 fine and a disorderly conduct violation, and the person violating the same shall be a disorderly person.
The new ordinances must be advertised and posted for 2 weeks.

[Missing pages here, as minutes for the meetings of Aug. 19 and 23 were approved in September. These transcriptions are from the scanned copies of the minutes; so pages could have been dropped while compiling them.]

Wages of laborers in Water & Sewer Dept. increased from $2.50 to $2.75 per day and $3 to $3.25 for special work, effective Sept. 1.
Payroll and bills approved.

August 30 Special Meeting
The charge to the Town of Glenville for use of the Village Hall as a polling place for the 5th election district and for storing voting machines and booths is $50 per year.