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t • <br />I I REGULAR MEETING JULY 8th, 1946 <br />Be it remembered that the Common Council of the City of "South "Bend, Indiana, met in regular session <br />in the Council Chambers, City Hall, on Monday, July 8th, 1946, at 7.40 P.M., with all members present. <br />The reading of the Minutes of the previous meeting was waived. President uorpal presided. <br />A communication was read from Crumpacker, May, Carlisle and Beamer, dated July 3rd, 1946, stating <br />they had forwarded copies of our letter of July 2nd; concerning the repair of grade crossings within <br />the City to the Grand Trunk and to the Pennsylvania, the two roads that they represent. <br />Councilman Bishop made a motion that this communication be accepted and placed on file. Councilman <br />Mirocha seconded the motion. Motion carried. <br />A copy of a letter sent by -T. A. Hynes, Viee- president of the New Jersey, Indiana and Illinois RR Co., to <br />E. L. Hickman, Asst. Supt., dated July 3rd, 1946, was read, concerning the repair of grade crossing <br />within the City of South Bend. <br />Councilman Bishop made a motion that this communication be accepted and placed on file. Councilman Mirocha <br />seconded the motion. Motion carried. <br />PETITION: <br />-To The Common Council,- <br />The City of South Bend, Indiana. <br />June 22, 1946 <br />The undersigned, Northzrn Indiana Transit, Inc., is the ov-mer of certain lands in the City of South Fend, <br />fronting on the St. Joseph River and extending from Twyckenham Drive Easterly fora distance of approxi- <br />mately 1800 feet. A map is attached hereto showing the location of this property, together with a con- <br />tour map showing that the greater portion of the property is only a few feet above the level of the <br />St. Joseph River. The property is directly across the river from Payland Park. <br />The attention of the Common C "uncil is called to the fact that the property lying North of and adjacent <br />to said tract and East of Grrenlawn Avenue Aas been zoned light industrial for many years, while property <br />covered by this petition is zoned as Residential. The property covered by this petition is only a few feet <br />above the level of the St. Joseph River and is not suitable for residential purposes, as it would be <br />Impracticable to excavate for any basement and it would be impossible to connect with any existing sewers. <br />There have been several opportunities to make use of this property for the purpose of establishing light <br />industrial plants, but it has been impossible to because it is zoned for residential purposes only. <br />There is a scarcity of available sites in South Bend for the establishment of light industries which <br />are essential for tine growth of the City. <br />Attention dT the Common Council is also called to the fact that property farther Test fronting on the <br />River near the Sample Street bridge is zoned as light industrial.. <br />Your petitioner, therefore respectfully petitions that the zoning of the property in question bq changed <br />from Residential to Light Industrial. <br />Respectfully submitted, <br />NORTHERN INDIANA TRANSIT, INC. <br />BY R. R. SMITH, President. <br />Councilman Brannan made a motion that the petition be referred to the City Plan Commission. Councilman <br />Bishop seconed the motion. Motion.carried. <br />REPORT OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC MARKS AND SAFETY <br />Members of the Common Council, July 5, 1946 <br />City Hall, <br />South Bend, ,Indiana. <br />Gentlemen: <br />The petition referred to the Board of Works by your Honorable Body asking for street lights at the <br />Railroad Crossing on Huron Street from Harris Street to Kosciuszko Street has been referred to Mr. <br />Qualls for investigation and report. <br />The communication relative to the iron stumps on Miami Stree=t was refrred to the City Engineer, who <br />submitted the following report: "I made a trip of inspection with the Street Commissioner and we <br />decided to get someone to give us the e xaxt locations of the most troublesome stumps, for the manpower <br />shortage prohibits assigning a man or two to the job of finding these stumps." <br />We suggest, therefore, that Councilman Heideman and the other Councilman who have been receiving <br />complaints, get the location of t he'stumps and give the information to the Board. We can then send men <br />directly to the spot to remove them. <br />Very truly yours, <br />BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY <br />James B. C onboy , Clerk. <br />Councilman Heideman made a motion that the report be accepted. Councilman Mirocha seconded the motion. <br />Motion carried. <br />