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Title Letter (veto) from Mayor E.V.S. Besson, Hoboken, to City Council, January 13, 1882, re resolution on Board of Water Commissioners claims on arrears.
Object Name Correspondence
Catalog Number 2012.004.0080
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Letter (veto) from Mayor E.V.S. Besson, Hoboken, to City Council, January 13, 1882, re resolution on Board of Water Commissioners claims on arrears.

Two holographic leaves, Mayoral letterhead. Full text is in notes.

City of Hoboken document with City Clerk file notations.
Notes Archives 2012.004.0080

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Mayor's Office
Hoboken, N.J. Jan'y 13th, 1883

To the Council:

I return without approval claim of Board of Water Commissioners, for $3.498.80, "for arrears of water rents on property sold by the City, Nov. 1st, 1880 to Nov. 1st, 1881", as ordered paid at your session of 9th, instant.

The claim is not sworn to, I do not know whether the amount stated agrees with the sales as made by the City or not, but that is immaterial; the Council has nothing to do with the settlement of this claim. It is a matter between the Board of Water Commissioners and the Treasurer of the City on all property bought in by the City for arrears of water rents and between the Board of Water Commissioners and the Collector of Revenue on all property bought by individuals for such arrears. Such is the law and whatever different action may have been pursued heretofore in regard to such sales and their settlements has nothing to do with us. If the law had been conformed with hitherto, there would not have been such other accumulation of unsettled arrears with the Water Commissioners as their additional claim of $8,459.96, which they have made against the Mayor and Council and City Treasurer.
For the law - my authority - in this matter I would refer you to Act of Legislature, approved March 16th, 1859; pages 161-162, Pamphlet Charter; and Act of Legislature, approved April 6th, 1871, section6; page 129, Pamphlet Charter.

E.V.S. Besson
Mayor

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Comm from His Honor Mayor Besson vetoing claim of The Board of Water Comm.
Jan'y 16/83
Presented read received and referred to committee on Finance and Salaries
C.H. Miller
Actg [Acting] City Clerk
May 21, 1883

On file
[illegible]
Jas. Kerrney
Ordered on file May 22/83
M.V. McDermott
City Clerk

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People Besson, E.V.S.
Date 1883
Year Range from 1883.0
Year Range to 1883.0
Search Terms City Council, Hoboken
Board of Water Commissioners, Hoboken
Caption pg 1 of 2
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Classification Government & Politics
Mayors
Water
Financial