—At the request of Alderman Hartwell of the thirteenth ward Mayor Fitzgerald will give a hearing at 11 o’clock Monday morning, at the mayor’s office in the city hall, to citizens of the ward who complain of the bad condition of the Piscawenkill, between Vail avenue and North Fourth street. Residents of the ward say they have brought the matter to the attention of the health authorities, but without any good results. The common council has ordered the stream west of the avenue filled in, but this has not been done. The mayor will consult the city attorney with reference to the law on the subject.
Troy Daily Times. June 12, 1886: 3 col 2.