Proceedings of Council

Scope & Content

This record group contains the proceedings, or records, of what occurred during the City Council meetings from 1880 to 1952. The proceedings include copies of ordinances and resolutions, reports from committees, copies of petitions submitted to Council, reports on accounts (expenses for each month), election results, applications for city positions, council meeting voting results, applications for liquor licenses, as well as other miscellaneous business conducted during Council meetings. It was the responsibility of the Clerk of Council to compile the proceedings from the month’s meetings.