Commissioners’ Proceedings – August 25, 1899

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Commissioners’ Proceedings
Roanoke Beacon
25 Aug 1899

The Commissioners of Washington County met in special session on Monday August 7th, with the following members presents: Jas. A. CHESSON, Chairman; Jos. SKITTLETHARPE and J.M. REID.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

  • Ordered that Sanford L. SEXTON be granted retail liquor license to retail spirituous and malt liquors in quantities of five gallons or less, in Scuppernong township, about one mile from Creswell on the public road leading from Newland to Creswell, for the term of five months commencing from this date and ending on the 31st day of December 1899.
  • In accordance with Chay. 214, Laws of 1893, as amended by Chap. 201, Laws of 1897, authorizing or commanding the Board of County Commissioners to elect a County Superintendent of Health on the 1st Monday in May of each year, and by an oversight of this Board the said law was not complied with on the 1st Monday in May last.  It is now, on motion ordered that the election of a County Superintendent of Health be made as of the 1st Monday in May 1895.  The name of Dr. W.H. WARD being suggested, and there being no other nominations, the said Dr. W.H. WARD was declared duly elected as County Superintendent of Health for Washington county for the term of 12 months from and after the 1st Monday in May 1899.
  • Ordered that Angelo SPRUILL be allowed to list his poll and property for the year 1899 to the Sheriff, and be released of double tax.
  • Ordered that Mrs. Mary E. DAVENPORT be allowed to list her property for the year 1899 to the Sheriff, and be released of double tax.
  • Ordered that Amos B. BARNES be allowed to list his poll tax and property for the year 1899 to the Sheriff and be released of poll tax.
  • Ordered that W.A. ALEXANDER be allowed to list a tract of land in Scuppernong township for the year 1898 to the Sheriff and be released of double tax on same, being 126 acres of land valued at $200.
  • Ordered that Jno. L. PHELPS, Sheriff, be allowed the sum of $38.25 his account for feeding jail prisoners, turnkeys, &c., as per account filed for July 1899.
  • Ordered that W.J. MERCER be allowed the sum of $20.70, his account for 8 days service as assessor and copying abstracts in Scuppernong township, and one day meeting with the Board County Commissioners for instructions and mileage.
  • Ordered that Skittletharpe & Cooper be allowed the sum of $15.75, their account for supplies furnished to poor house, outside poor and jail for July 1899.
  • Ordered that C.J. SPEAR be allowed the sum of $10, his account for 5 days services taking tax list in Scuppernong township.
  • Ordered that the Roanoke Beacon be allowed the sum of $3, account for publishing proceedings of the Board for July 1890.
  • Ordered that James STEWART be allowed the sum of $11.50, his account for 5 ½ days labor painting Mackey’s Ferry bridge.
  • Ordered that Jno. C. GURGANUS be allowed the sum of $8.12, his account for 1 month services as keeper of poor house and making 4 pillow slips.
  • Ordered that W.H. STUBBS be allowed the sum of $62.07, his account for services as Clerk Board County Commissioners and for other services or fees, and cash paid for 25 loads wood, binding 1 tax book, &c., as per account filed.
  • Ordered that A.W. AMBROSE be allowed the sum of $8.60, his account for conveying Africa BLOUNT from Creswell to county jail, 56 miles at 5c., 2 meals for BLOUNT, and lockup fees in Creswell.
  • Ordered that R.P. BARNES be allowed the sum of $2.80, his account for conveying Will FREEMAN and Bettie ARNOLD from Roper to county jail, and conveying Cottie SKITTLETHARPE from Reddick WARD place to poor house.
  • Ordered that W.L. LUCAS be allowed the sum of 60c., his account for summoning 20 hands to work on road Sec. 5, Plymouth township.
  • Ordered that Levin WATSON be allowed the sum of 57c his account for summoning 20 hands to work on road Sec. 7 Plymouth township.
  • Ordered that J.W. JOHNSTON be allowed the sum of $1.80 his account for summoning 20 hands 3 times to work on road Sec. 14 Plymouth township.
  • Ordered that Jno. A. MCNAIR be allowed the sum of $1.78, his account for summoning 13 hands twice to work on road Sec. 10 Plymouth township, and making and putting up 4 finger boards on said Sec.
  • Ordered that J.F. SWAIN be allowed the sum of $1.23, his account for summoning 20 hands twice to work on road Sec 2 Lees Mills township.
  • Ordered that W.L. ROBERTSON be allowed the sum of $1.20, his account for summoning 20 hands twice to work on road Sec. 7 Lees Mills township.
  • Ordered that Luther SITTERSON be allowed the sum of $1.14, his account for summoning 18 hands at one time, and 20 hands at another time to work on road Sec. 11 Lees Mills township.
  • Ordered that B.W. CLAGON be allowed the sum of $3.75, his account for 3 ½ days labor cleaning of Mackey’s Ferry bridge.

Board adjourned to meet on 1st Monday in Sept. 1899