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Victor Power

Title: Power's First City Council Meeting
Type: Newspaper
Date: April 5, 1913
Source: Measaba Ore & Hibbing News

Description: After Power was elected village president, large numbers of citizens attended the first council meeting.

Transcription:

FULL HOUSE AT FIRST MEETING

President Power Names Department Heads

First Gathering of New Council Brings Out Record Attendence to Hear Appointments

THE NEW COUNCIL

VICTOR L. POWER
        President
JOHN CURRAN
R.L. GEISELMAN
B.J. BURROWS
        Trustees
D.D. HALEY
        Recorder

The first meeting of the new village council, the personnel Members of the village council. of which is given above, was held in the council chamber, of the City hall, on Tuesday evening, and the attendance of citizens interested in hearing the appointments that were to be made for the various departments of the municipal government was so large that those who came late to the meeting were unable to get in. All members of the new governing body were present. After the preliminaries Actions taken before the main business. of opening, Recorder D.D. Haley read President Victor L. Power's message to the council, given in detail elsewhere in these col- umns. This is the first instance in the history of Hibbing where the president has sent a message to the council. In his message, President Power recommended the names of citizens he considered most qualified to head the various departments of the village government, suggested improvements that might be made in those departments and indicated that he thought the salaries of various officials and the wages paid day laborers should be increased.