Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PKOCEEDINGS OF BOAED OF TRUSTEES.
O n m o t i o n of Mr. M o r g a n , t h e following resolution was a d o p t e d : Besolved, That the Board of Trustees, in committee of the whole, now take up the consideration of the plans submitted in competition for the new University library building, and that the decision awarding the premiums be made by the full Board. T h e C o m m i t t e e on B u i l d i n g s a n d G r o u n d s m a d e t h e following report:
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS,
URBANA, I I I . , September 4, 1895,
To the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. GENTLEMEN: The Buildings and Grounds Committee respectfully presents the following report of its action in carrying into effect special instructions received from the Board, and also other matters properly belonging to the functions of the Committee. First. After careful consideration and consultation with President Draper in respect to the improvements instructed by the Board to be made on Green street, it was decided to pave and curb thirty-two feet in width of the south half of Green street, centrally located, leaving a margin of five feet on each side between the curb line and the trees. Proposals for doing this work were invited and several bids were received— the lowest and best bidder being Robert Clark, of Peoria, to whom the contract was awarded. A copy of the contract, together with the bond and correspondence, is herewith presented. The work to be completed on the fifteenth of September. The Committee and President Draper also upon due consideration determined upon a plan for parking the north half of Green street, and passed the following resolution, which its Chairman communicated to Mr. B. F. Harris, Jr., President of the Urbana and Champaign Electric Street Railroad Co., on the 27th of July last, in the following letter: [Copy.] July 17, 1895. B. F. Harris, Jr., President Urbana and Champaign Electric Street B. B. Co., Champaign, III. DEAR SIR: I am instructed to present to you the following resolution which was adopted by the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the University of Illinois on the 27th of June, 1895: "Besolved, That in view of the new pavement and walks about to be laid on Green street and of the changes in grades and in the arrangement of grounds for the beautifying of the same, the Committee on Buildings and Grounds is of the opinion that it is incompatible with the interests of the University to permit more than a single line of street railway track through the University grounds, and that if the same is to be continued the track is to be moved to the middle of the northern thoroughfare which it now occupies. "The poles now in use should be removed and iron poles of an ornamental character substituted, and also the switch upon University grounds should be removed; and if the railway company should not approve of the course and should prefer to remove their track from Green street altogether and go back to the use of their old line, the Committee would not look with disfavor on their doing so." Inasmuch as the improvements spoken of in the resolution are to be proceeded with at once, you will see the importance of prompt action on your
—11 U. I.