New York, 1895
The board of health of the village of Jamaica held its first meeting Thursday evening. Charles Doran was elected president, W. Augustus Shipley, secretary, and Dr. T. J. Flynn, Health Officer.
It was ordered that a sign against dumping refuse at Alsop and Grove streets be erected.
Complaint was made that the dumping ground owned by William B. Case was in bad condition, refuse being scattered over the entire ground instead of being put in trenches.
Mr. Case said that Mr. Lockwood, president of the water company, was behind the complaint. The board had passed a resolution prohibiting Mr. Case from dumping or burning garbage within 300 feet of the wells of the water company.
Secretary Shipley said he did not think the board should fight Mr. Lockwood's battles. The water company could buy the land as a means of controlling it. The water company were under contract to supply the village with pure and wholesome water. If they failed to do so, the remedy of terminating the contract could be applied.
Mr. Woolley moved that the resolution prohibiting Mr. Case from dumping or burning garbage within 300 feet of the water company's wells be rescinded. Dr. Flynn advised the board that it would be unwise to remove such a restriction. If the resolution was rescinded, Mr. Case could do just as he pleased about dumping garbage,
The resolution, however, was rescinded.
—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 17, 1895, p. 8.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
New York, 1895