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MINUTES. <br />Be it Remembered that the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana, met in <br />stbr 2 Regular Session in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, Monday evening April 23rd, <br />1934 at th4 -hour of 7 :55 o'clock P. M. All members present except Councilmen Nelson and <br />Rokop. Vice - President Grzeskowiak presided. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read <br />and on Motion of Councilman Hull were accepted as read.'Motion carried. <br />PETITION <br />Petition: : TheNe ployeesMoffNthe- tire,Alarm andSSignalESDation.. Dept. of Public Safety, <br />idGentlemen; ' <br />request that your Honorable Body place the Linemen, Fire Alarm and Police Radio operators <br />on an equal salary basis with the other two units in the department of Public Safety. <br />The above mentioned employees have received numerous wage deductions, to the extent Jk <br />that it is impossible to live decently. We feel and assure you that the efficiency of the <br />Police and Fire Depta.- depend upon the efficiency of our units. Therefore.. we beg that <br />your Honorable Body will see fit to pass an ordinance in our favor. Signed: Fire Alarm and <br />Signal Operator's Local #357, South Bend, Indiana. Carl L. Shaffer, Pres. J. H. McKnight, <br />Seely. April 23rd, 1934. ( Corporate Seal) On Motion of Counci3Dlman Hull t_he,Petitio_n was <br />referred to the Committee of the Whole. Motion carried. <br />PETITION. <br />Firemen's Associationt of South Bend Local #362 <br />Common Council City Hall City of South Bend. <br />Gentlemen: Through the Firemen's Association of South Bend, Wexti, the personnel of the City <br />Fire I Department, petition the Council to increase our wage scale at_ least 10fo per month. <br />We base our plea upon the following; <br />1. National government employees have been given a 10fo increase to meet the needs of <br />an increased cost of living. <br />2. The automotive and associated industries have increased the wage level their workers. <br />3. The steel industry increased their employee's wage scale 100. <br />4.'Local ind- gstries, namely: Studebaker and Bendix have given their help ±substantial <br />increases. <br />5. Mayor Hinkle, in a letter to City-employees, promised an increase ± in pay when <br />comparative industrial occupations were better rewdntrated. Studebaker firemen now receive <br />$140. Bendix firemen - policemen receive $15012& per month. <br />6. The 10% reduction in pay "given axxpay-id City Firemen by State legislative act expired <br />January lst of this year. <br />7. The reductions given firemen by city ordinance provided that such reductions should <br />terminate one year from the date of their enactment.` <br />5. The impounding of City Funds by the Citizens National and St. Joseph Bank and Trust <br />Company forced city ft x= employees to take pay reductions since most of these funds were <br />reserved for General Fund purposes. The major portion of these deposits have been made <br />available to the City. <br />9.'Delinquent taxes are being aid on the xa basis of a tax rate that was high enough to <br />pay Firemen's wages at $153.00 and 170.00 per month respectively. <br />J2. Raiingnextxtaxasxaxxexbeixgxpaidxsnx: kkexbasinxmgxaxtaxxaate .xtkat.xxzsxkigkxexzxgkx:ta: <br />pa�x�fa�;ncasiax�¢agesxaixi��z� _ <br />10. Civic organizations and business men, totaling more than 15,000 people, backed our <br />V etition to the Council, Mayor, and Board of Public Safety in'January for a pay increase over <br />25.00 per montlyo <br />11. City Firemen of South Bend ate the lowest paid of any city in Northern Indiana. Gary <br />Firemen reeeive $164:00 East Chicago Firemen get $155.00. Hammond Firemen - receive $165.00._ <br />Elkhart, Mishawaka,Laporte, and Niles Firemen receive more than the City Firemen of South Bend <br />We do hereby petition the Common_Council to sanction an increase in City Firemen salaries by <br />appropriation, ordinance, or any pthermeans as they deem necessary by at least 10%. <br />Firemen's Association of South Bend International Association of Fire Fighters Local #362 <br />Signed Chas._ A.' Rupe Pres. Robert S. Grear Sec.- Treas. April 16, 1934 South Bend, Ind. On X <br />Motion of Councilman Goetz the 2 Petition was referred to the'Committee of the.Whole. Motion <br />carrie& <br />REPORT OF THE.CZITY CONTROLLER OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BEND FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 193 . <br />Balance on Hand Firs of Month .... .... ........................... 199,327.5 <br />Balance Feb. 29, 193 ........ ...... ........................ 109,133.91 <br />Respectfully Submitted, E, I. McErla n, City Controller. The report was accepted and ordered <br />to be placed on file, Motion carried. <br />REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. <br />To the Common Council of the City of South Bend: <br />Your Committee of the Whole to whom was referred An Ordinance amending Sections A and .B <br />of-Ordinance Number 1751, adopted November 23, 1914 , being Sections 35 and 36 Respectively <br />of the Published Ordinances of the City of South Bend of 1916. Respectively report that they <br />have examined the matter and that in their opinion the said Ordinance should be reported. <br />Favorable. Jno. C. Hiss, Chairman. The report.was accepted by the Council. <br />ORDINANCE NO, 3054. <br />An Ordinance amending Sections A and B of Ordinance Number 17512 adopted November'231, 19* <br />1914, being Sections 35 and 36,Respectively of the Published Ordinances of the City of South <br />Bend of 1916. <br />The Ordinance was given its third reading by title and was placed upon its passage and <br />passed by the following vote: Whiteman, Goetz, Hull, Jaworski, Altfeld, Hiss, Oakley, <br />Grzeskowiak,Cripe and Gustin, Ayes 10, Nays 0. Ordinance adopted. <br />ORDINANCE N0. <br />An Ordinance Transferring Funds from One sub - Division to another Subdxivision in the <br />Department of Finance. <br />The.Ordinance was given its first reading g by title, its second reading in full and on <br />Motion of Councilman Hull was referre,f tto the Committee o th Whale. o n c r dd. <br />ORDINANCE NO. 0 ,_A r nan e t yrit 1§%rgv1nW p g ?n�i m n ctO �rac` t he Hoard <br />ase o a ree w e er. The Ordinance wa° g t�soriisrst° reafA title, its second r ading in full and on <br />Motion of Councilman Hiss the Rules were suspended by the following vote: Whiteman, Goetz, Hull <br />Jaworski, Altfeld, Hiss, Oakley, Grzeskowiak, Cripe and Gustin, Ayes 10, Nays 0. Rules suspende <br />and Ordinance goes to third reading. <br />The Ordinance was given its third reading by title, and was placed upon its passage and <br />passed by the following vote: Whiteman, R Goetz, Hull, Jaworski, Altfeld, Hiss, Oakley, Grzesk- <br />owiak, Cripe and Gustinl. Ayes 109 Nays 0. Ordninance adopted. <br />On Motion of Councilman Altfeld the Coubencil adjourned at 7 :35 -o'clock P. M. Motion <br />carried. <br />WE M'Vu <br />21 MW <br />i <br />• is <br />