<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: : 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 />Firemen's Associationt of South Bend Local #362
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<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 />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.
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<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 />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.
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<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
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