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Hon. Alfred C. Chapin, Mayor of the City of Brooklyn,

FEBRUARY 1TH, 1888.

BROOKLYN :

BROOKLYN CITIZEN PRINT, 397 TO 403 FULTON STREET..

1888.

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The Coinmissioners appointed by Hon, Alfred C. Chapin Mayor of the City of Brooklyn, under authority of Chapter 606 of the Laws of 1875, and the Acts amendatory thereof, on the fourth day of February, 1888, viz: Thomas S. Moore, George W. Almy, George W. Brown, Thomas H. McGrath and Eugene Doherty, met at 9 A. M. this day at Room 6, Hall of Records, all the Commissioners being present.

On motion the following was adopted :

Resolved, That we, the Commissoners appointed by the Hon. Alfred C. Chapin, Mayor of the City of Brooklyn, under authority of Chapter 606, of the Laws of 1875, and the several acts amendatory thereof, on the fourth day of February, 1888, do now organize as a Board by the election of President, Treasurer and Secretary as permanent officers of the Board.

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The following officers were unanimously elected.

THOMAS S. MOORE, President.
GEORGE W. ALMY, Treasurer.
GEORGE W. BROWN, Secretary,

On motion it was

Resolved, That all persons employed by this Board shall receive compensation only when money sufficient for that purpose shall have been collected as an assessment upon subscribers to the stock of such Company as may by this Board be organized under Chapter 606 of the Laws of 1875, and all contracts for printing, advertising and supplies shall be made subject to the same condition, and said condition shall be expressly assented to by all persons contracting with this Board.

On motion it was

Resolved, that the following notice be published :

RAPID TRANSIT COMMISSION.

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor of the City of Brooklyn, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 606 of the Laws of 1875, and acts amending the same, will meet in Room 6, Hall of Records, Fulton Street, Brooklyn, on Monday evening, February 20th, 1888, at eight o'clock, to hear persons who are interested in the matter of the necessity or need of a steam railway wholly within the limits of the City of Brooklyn, commencing at a point or points at or near Greenpoint Ferry, and also points bordering on the Newtown Creek; thence along, and within a distance convenient for such purpose, the line of the East River, to a point at or near the ferries of said river side and at Broadway; thence along Wythe Avenue and along Franklin Avenue to Myrtle Avenue or some other street or avenue adjacent or parallel thereto; and thence by some convenient route to a point at or near the City Hall.

And, also, from the said junction of Franklin and Myrtle Avenues by some convenient and adequate route to and through the southern parts of the said City and from that junction of said avenues and junction of other avenues and streets, to and through other parts of the City as may be necessary and convenient to provide add tional routes, or portion of routes, and extensions in other and further directions, as required by public needs.

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On motion it was

Resolved, That the Secretary be directed to notify his Honor, the Mayor, of the fact that this Board has organized by the election of President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Resolved, that the Board extend to his Honor the invitation to attend such of its meetings as may suit his convenience and pleasure.

A copy of the application made to his Honor the Mayor, hy householders and tax payers of the City of Brooklyn, County of Kings, signed and duly verified by Thomas D. Mosscrop and David S. Stewart, was produced, and the Secretary was directed to enter the same upon the minutes of the Board together with the certificate of appointment of the said Commissioners.

The said copy was in the words and figures following:

TO TIE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BROOKLYN :

We, the undersigned, and each of us, a householder and tax payer of the County of Kings, of the State of New York, represent that there is, in our opinion, and in the opinion of each of us, need of a steam elevated railway and railways within the said City of Brooklyn for the transportation therein of passengers from a point or points at or near Greenpoint Ferry, and also points bordering on the Newtown Creek, thence along and within a distance convenient for such purposes, of the line of the East River to a point at or near the ferries on said river side and at Broadway; thence along Wythe Avenue and along Franklin Avenue to Myrtle Avenue or some other street, or avenue, adjacent or parallel thereto ; and thence by some convenient route to a point at or near the City Hall, and also, from the said juriction of Franklin and Myrtle Avenues by some convenient and adequate route, to and through the southern parts of the said City, and from that junction of said avenues and junctions of other avenues

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