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UNIVEESITY OF ILLINOIS.
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:
SEWAGE IN BONEYARD CREEK. URBANA, ILLINOIS, December 6, 1894.
To the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. GENTLEMEN:—Your Committee on Buildings and Grounds reports that in a c cordance with your instructions it has consulted with the mayor and city council of the city of Champaign with regard to the abatement of the nuisance caused by sewage flowing from the city of Chamnaign through the aboretum. The conference was very satisfactory. The city is, as your Committeebelieves, making good progress toward the end desired. It nas received encouragement from the city of Urbana that permission may be obtained to run the sewer along the natural course, which is through the corporation of Urbana; it also appears that the city of Champaign has a system of sewerage fully planned which can be put in operation as soon as an outlet can be obtained. Our aim in the conference was to convince the city officials of the* urgency of immediate action, and we believe that we were able to do this,, and that the city will carry on this matter to completion. Your Committee• was glad to find that all appreciated the necessity of prompt action, and seemed, to be really in earnest in regard to the matter. Respectfully submitted,
S. A. BULLARD, N. B. MORRISON,
Committee on Buildings and Grounds 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 also m a d e t h e followingreport :
ENGINEERING HALL. URBANA, ILLINOIS, December 6, 1894.
To the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. GENTLEMEN: Your Committee on Buildings and Grounds reports, concerning Engineering Hall, that the work of the general contractors, Messrs. Yeager & Schultz, has been nearly completed for some time. It was so nearly completed the 15th of November—the occasion of the dedication—that no inconvenience was occasioned by any lack in that regard. The work yet remaining to be done is furnishing and putting in some hardware, some further work on the window-blinds of the physical lecture room, and a few other minor matters scarcely worthy of mention. The extra work done by the contractors, under the direction of the committee, authorized by it on request of the engineering faculty, is as follows:
Stone work Hardware Plumbing and gas-fitting.. Carpenter and brick work. Painting and varnishing .. Total.. $33 69* 412 75"1,061 51 1,223 01 97 5» $2,828 54
In laying the foundations of the building it was found necessary t o strengthen them by going to a greater depth m the earth; this cost $495.17r making a total of $3,313.62 extra work done by the contractors. The work done by the general contractors, Messrs. Yeager & Schultz, a n d the work done by the several sub-contractors, has throughout been very satisfactory, and your Committee takes great pleasure in commending the work of: these gentlemen.