Town of Johnstown
School District #17
Administrative Board Meeting Minutes
1903 - 1913

     


CLERK'S RECORDS
TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN
SCHOOL DIST # 17



1903
Money Raised by tax 53.09
Special tax collected 79.82
Not collected 1.20
Total* 604.91
Richard's deter to Dist. 2.00
Last years tax plus 2.31 609.22

*(There is no explanation as to how the total was calculated.)

Ballots cast for Trustee Daniel H. Satterlee by 4 ballots. Carried.
Yos (Yost) Wallace Collector 4 ballots.  Carried.
Daniel Canfield Clerk 5 ballots cast. Carried.
William Cromer Treasurer 4 ballots. Carried.

Motion made and carried to raise 82.95 Dollars for school expenses.
School expenses 609.22
Balance in Collectors Hands .05
Public Money 9.95
Deter Thomas Stewart 17.39

  


1904

Eugene Richards -  Chairman
Yost Wallace, Clarence Foland  -  Ballot Clerks

Trustees report excepted

Number of votes cast for the Trustee at the meeting for Dist. No. 17, August 2, 1904 was 8.

John Bruce David Canfield Eugene Richards Clarence Foland Wm Cromer Yost Wallace Daniel Satterlee George Smullen

For Trustee - William Blud (the script is difficult to read)
For Collector - Yost Wallace
vote cast 2; David Canfield, Wm Cromer
For Clerk - Edward Smullens
For Librarian - Ira Rose
Number of votes cast 2, Yost Wallace, Eugene Richards

The Trustee is to have the Deeds Records in Clerk's Office at Johnstown.

Robert Richards is to have $1.50 for building fires for the last term and also to have the top of the heater repaired.  Money raised for School Expenses for the Ensuing Year.

To Pay Bond; $424
Teachers Wages; Seven hundred and fourteen dollars $714.00
(These last two lines have a line through them.)

Trustee to build a terrace on the East side and North end of the School House lot - Sarch(?) fence to be wire and six feet high, the wire to be known as Page Wire and also the Tax Payers Notice to sell old School House and order the Trustee to put the same up for auction and sell the School to the highest bidder. 
Number of votes cast 2;  David Canfield, William Cromer

Thomas Stewart, Clerk



1906
(This year is out of order, it was recorded on August 7, 1906.)

Thomas Stewart, Chairman
Cyrus Blood, Trustee
Miles Mc Dowell, Collector
R. S. Coe, Clerk

Voted that Two Hundred Dollars be raised for Expenses. 

(At the 1905 Annual Meeting Cyrus Bartlett was elected Clerk. However at the end of this entry there is no signature.)



1905

At the Annual School meeting the following motions were voted and carried.

A motion made and carried that the Trustees report be excepted.

A motion made and carried that Daniel Drew be Trustee the following year.

A motion made and carried that Miles McDowell be Collector for the following year.

A motion made and carried that Cyrus Bartlett be Clerk for the following year.

A motion made and carried that the District raise by tax One Hundred and Fifty Dollars $150.00.

A motion made and carried that the District use Coal for fuel.

A motion made and carried that the District dig a well on the School grounds.

A motion made and carried that the District raise twenty-five dollars $25.00 to dig the well and if it costs more. The money is to be taken out of the Treasury.

A motion made and carried that the District buy an Iron force Pump.

Henry Sexton, Chairman
George H. Smullen, Clerk



1907
Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m.
William Cromer elected Chairman

A motion made and seconded that we accept Mr. Bartlett's account Carried.

A motion made and seconded that Herman Hymes act as Trustee for the coming year. That R. S. Coe act as Clerk. Carried.

A motion made and seconded that Yost Wallace act as Clerk. Carried.

A motion made and seconded that the old seats be sold for 125 cents. Carried.

A motion made and seconded that two hundred dollars (last word crossed out) and fifty dollars be raise for School expenses Carried.

R. S. Coe, Clerk
W. Cromer, Chairman



1908
(From this point on all entries are made in pencil. Previous entries were made in pen and ink. "Times were a changing even in 1908". For the first time School Dist. #17 is refereed to as West Bush.)

August 4, 1908
William Cromer elected Chairman and Geo. H. Smullen Clerk for this meeting.

Herman Hine's report excepted as Trustee.

Motion made that Geo. H. Smullen be the Trustee. Carried.

Motion made that Miles McDowell be Collector. Carried.

Motion made that Clarence Foland be Clerk. Carried.

A motion made that the School House be painted this Fall, School House be painted with oil and led.

A motion made and Carried that the Trustee attend to paint the School House. 

A motion made and the Dist. raise by Tax Three hundred Dollars. Carried.

Chairman, W. Cromer
Clerk, Geo. H. Smullen


1909

West Bush, NY
At the Annual School Meeting held in Dist. #17
Town of Johnstown, N.Y.

The following officers were elected.

Motion made and carried that Eugene Richards be Chairman.

Motion made and carried that the Trustee report be excepted.

Motion made and seconded that Heman Hine be Trustee for the coming year.  Carried.

Motion made and Carried that Mr. Drew be Clerk.

Motion made and Carried that Yost Wallace be Collector.

Money in Trustee hands $78.59

Motion made and Carried that Trustee repair cellar wall.

Motion made and Carried that the Dist. raise Two Hundred Dollars to repair School House and other expenses.

Eugene Richards, Chairman



1910

West Bush, NY
At the Annual School Meeting held in Dist. #17 1910

Motion made and Carried that Yost Wallace be Chairman.

Trustee report excepted.

Money in Trustees hands $46.98 Forty six dollars and ninety eight cents.

Motion made and Carried that Herman Hines be Trustee.

Motion made and carried making Yost Wallace Collector and Clarence Foland Clerk.

Motion made and Carried to raise $260.00 Two Hundred & sixty dollars.

Yost Wallace, Chairman



1911

School Meeting May 2, 1911

Motion made and Carried tat School expenses of $343.55 up to May 2, 1911.

Mr. Edward Edel was elected Trustee by ballots

Mr. Miles McDowell was elected Collector by ballots.

Mr. Clarence Foland was elected Dist. Clerk by ballots.

Ballot clerks Mr. Miles McDowell, George Smullen.

Motion made and Carried the the District raise by tax Two Hundred and fifty (250.00 Dollars).

Motion made and Carried that the School House well be made in good condition by ballot.

Motion made by ballot that the School House be insured for One Thousand Dollars when the present Policy expires.

Dist Clerk, Clarence Foland
Chairman, W. Cromer
Ballots Clerks,  G. H. Smullen, M. J. McDowell

  



1912

Annual School meeting May 7, 1912

Motion made and Carried that Eugene Richards be Chairman of this meeting.

Motion made and Carried and Noted that by ballot that Trustee report be excepted for May 2, 1912 to May 7, 1912.

Ballot Clerks Daniel Canfield, George Smullen

Voted:
Miles McDowell  >  Yes
Al Wager              >  Carried

  
Whole Amount in Collectors hands
336.12
Am't paid by order 258.40
Cash in Collectors hands 77.72

May 7, 1912

Motion made and seconded David Canfield be Trustee Motion made and carried and that C. Foland be Trustee.  Voted by Ballot:
  

Eugene Richards Mrs. Cromer
Miles McDowell David Canfield
Al Wager Ed Bowler
Ed Edel George Smullen
Steb Skiff Yost Wallace
Cy Bartlett    

Clarence Foland elected Trustee by ballot.
Motion made and Carried.

For Collector - Water Blood
For Collector - Yost Wallace

Voted:
   

Eugene Richards Wm. Cromer
Miles McDowell David Canfield
Al Wager Ed Bowler
Ed Edel George Smullen
Steb Skiff Yost Wallace
Cy Bartlett David Canfield

Yost Wallace: Rec'd  6
Walter Blood:               5
Yost Wallace, Collector

Motion made and Carrie that George Smullen and Al Wager Clerk.

Voted:
   

Eugene Richards Wm. Cromer
Miles McDowell David Canfield
Al Wager Ed Bowler
Ed Edel George Smullen
Steb Skiff Yost Wallace
Cy Bartlett David Canfield

Al Wager: Rec'd     5
George Smullen:    6
George Smullen elected Clerk

Motion made and Carried that the District raise by tax Two Hundred and fifty Dollars.

Dist. Clerk, Clarence Foland
Ballot Clerk, George Smullen



1913

Annual School meeting May 6, 1913

Motion made and excepted the Trustee report.

 
Balance from 1913 67.83
Public Money 1913 171.16
Library Money 1912 18.00
Tax on Property 248.86
Mortgage Tax 1912 2.18

Total

508.03

 
Collectors balance on hand up
to May 3, 1913

42.32
Money in hands of Supervisor   
Public Money 171.16
Library Money 1912 18.00
Mortgage tax 1912 2.18
Total 191.32
Order on Supervisor 113.04
Balance on hand 78.30

Motion made that we raise $300.00 by taxes for next year. Carried.

Collector, Yost Wallace
Clerk, M. J. McDowell 
Chairman, Allen Wager
Ballot Clerk, Yost Wallace
   

  


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