A NEW CITY.

Provisions of the Greater Troy Act Will Become Operative To-morrow—The New Officers and Those Who Will Retire From Official Life.

With the beginning of the new century to-morrow Troy will begin an important page in its history. The remaining provisions of the Greater Troy act passed by the last Legislature will become operative the first day of 1901, bringing the village of Lansingburgh on the north and small portions of the towns of Brunswick and North Greenbush on the east and south within its territorial limits. The population of the new city is more than 75,000, and the number of wards is increased from thirteen to seventeen.
Provisions of the Law.

The laws of the old city apply to the new except in the case of the Lansingburgh schools, for which special provision is made. The village police department becomes the Fourth Precinct of Troy, and the village fire department comes under the control of the city Department of Public Safety. Funds remaining in the treasury of Lansingburgh will be turned over to the city at once, and Troy will assume the debts of the village, which goes out of existence to-morrow. The town of Lansingburgh will also disappear, that part not annexed to Troy becoming a part of the town of Schaghticoke. The new wards have already chosen representatives in the city and county legislative bodies, the provisions of the annexation act relating to elections having taken effect when it became a law.
Chief Kirkpatrick of Lansingburgh will become Captain of the new Fourth Precinct station, and the officers will be given Troy badges by Superintendent Coughlin at midnight.
Offices Abolished.
The following is a list of the officers and the salaries in Lansingburgh, which will be abolished after to-day:
Treasurer of the Village……………………… $250
Treasurer of the Water Commissioners…………… 1,000
Village Attorney…………………………….. 1,000
Superintendent of Water Works (house, barn)…….. 1,000
Secretary of Water Works……………………… 200
Village Clerk……………………………….. 600
Street Commissioner………………………….. 500
Police Justices (two)………………………… 900
Assessors (three)……………………………. 961
Town Clerk………………………………….. 728
Health Officer, town…………………………. 100
Health Officer, village………………………. 150
Health Board, town, seven members, twelve meetings. 168
Health Board, village, seven members, thirty
meetings………………………………….. 210
Registrar of Vital Statistics…………………. 254
Janitor of Trustees’ rooms……………………. 125
Poundmaster…………………………………. 25
Secretary to Police Commissioner………………. 200
Supervisor, attendance fees…………………… 400
Town Board meetings………………………….. 481
Highway Commissioner…………………………. 624
In addition there are these items, which make a grand total of $12,813: Election officials, $1,262; printer, $485; allowance from sewer fund to Water Board, Treasurer, $200.
Those Who Will Retire.

The officials whose terms expire to-night are as follows:
Village President, George E. Skillman; Trustees, First Ward, Charles F. Roemer, George Albert; Second Ward, Crumby Bolton, Charles H. Chapman; Third Ward, James Gillespie, Richard Green; Fourth Ward, L. H. Gray, David Macrea; Village Clerk, Frank H. Miter; Fire Commissioners, Crasto M. Clark, Matthew Higgins, Stephen Palmer, Andrew Devlin, William Diack; Water Commissioners, William C. Staley, President; William M. Lea, Treasurer; Robert C. Comeskey, Secretary; William H. Dennin, William McCullom; Hanford Day, Clerk; Superintendent of Water Works, Justin Golden; Assistant Superintendent, George Diack; Police Commissioner, John Magee; Police Magistrates, Charles Lockwood and Harry C. Hearman; Chief Engineer, John W. Wike; Assistant Engineer, George F. Wood; Town Clerk, Orville E. Bosca; Health Officer, H. L. Ives; Street Commissioner, William H. Shumway; Assessors, Friend W. Esmond, Murray P. Campbell and G. Frank Mealy; Poundmaster, Jacob Morris; Sealer of Weights and Measures, John Knight; the Village Board of Health, H. C. Hearman, Fred H. Miter, Joseph Bowman, jr., Edward A. Bolton, Edwin R. Smith and Orville E. Bosca; Edward Welsh, Registrar; the Town Board; Fred Hageman, keeper of the Powers Park, and Chris Christiansen, keeper of the village park.
The New Officials.

The new Supervisors will be as follows: Fifth Ward, John F. Knaupp; Fifteenth Ward, George W. Rankin; Sixteenth Ward, Frank H. Miter; Seventeenth Ward, John M. Chambers. The new Aldermen are: Fifth Ward, David L. Beattie; Fifteenth Ward, Levi H. Gray; Sixteenth Ward, Charles H. Dauchy; Seventeenth Ward, George E. McMurray.

The Town Officials.

“A Republican” of Lansingburgh calls attention to the fact that the terms of office of the Supervisor and four Justices of the Peace of Lansingburgh do not expire with the annexation of the village. The Supervisor becomes the Supervisor of the Sixteenth Ward of Troy, and his office will expire December 31, 1901. The offices of the Justices will be abolished as their terms expire. Justice [Harry C.] Hearman [1870-1941)] will continue until December 31, 1902. Justice George R. Palmatier, who succeeded the late Justice Ransom, until December 31, 1903, and Justices Robert Bryan and Fred Miter until December 31, 1904.
Troy Times. December 31, 1900: 2 col 2.

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