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10 <br /> <br />At a regular ~eet~n~ of the City Council, held on July 26th, 1960, there were present~ <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith, Jack P Bar~e$,, W.-R.~Breed.ove,. W.T. Leary, R,B. Seward, <br />George R. Walker, H, E.. Weiseman, A.P. Joh~spnj~r.,, City M~ge.r, and <br />J.S. Livesay, Jr.,. City Attprney. <br /> <br />The meeting Fas opened, with prayer by Mr. Seward. <br /> <br />Minutes of regular meeting of July 12th, 1960 were read and approved. <br /> <br />The following reports from the City Manager were read: <br /> <br /> 60-22A - "I submit herewith a report on the Portsmouth Transit Company. This shows <br />the bus routes as'originally proposed and what changes have been ~mde to date. Also attached is the schedule <br />of headways on each route." · <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Walker that the report be received as information and that the CouncilI <br />be advised o£ any further changes, in the same manner, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> 60-225 - "I,aubmi~ herewZtk, a contract ~etw~een the Portsmouth General Hospital and <br />the City of Portsmouth ~or medically indigent patients. This contract requires the City to pay,~lP,50£or the <br />first ten days; $19.00 forthe next ten days and $12.00 for 'every day over twenty days for c~rtified ~ndigen~ <br />patients. Th~ preeent contract ra~es are $17.00, $15.50 and $10.00. There will be <br /> <br />no additional cos~ to the City as the State and Federal governments are allowing larger gran~s for hospitaliza- <br />tion~ <br /> . I recommend that the,propsr-C%ty-officials~be authorized to sign this <br />contract and' that it be effective July lsd, 1960. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Weiseman %hat the Council concur in the recommendation of the City Man- <br />age9 and thatt.~e proper cit~' officials be authorized to sign the c0nt~act. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr% Walker ~o table until.the~Manager c~nprovide the]Council with the in - <br />formation as to the number of patients.mfrom 1954-~.5 thro~g~ 1959, and the average days spent, in~ the- hospital,wa~ <br />lost, there beisg hq,Second ...... ~- ' <br /> <br /> Vote being .taken, ~r. Weiseman3s mQ~,%mn w~s adopted, and by, the. folloving <br /> <br /> Ayes: Smith, Barnes, B~eedlove, Leary, Seward, Walker, Weiseman <br /> Nays.: Non¢ .. <br /> <br /> 60-2~6 I ~I submit herewith a contract between the Maryview~Hospital and, the City of <br />Portsmouth for medically indigent patients. This is exactly the i same as the contra¢.t ~it~ Portsmouth General <br />Hospitai4 ~I recommend that the Proper City officials b~,authoPized to sign this,.0ont~ao~ and ~hat ,it he.effect~ <br />ire July 1st, 1960." <br /> Mo~ion of Mr. Breedlove tO concur mn the recommendation of the City Nanager and that <br />the proper city officials be authorized to s%gn the contract, w~s adopted, and by the folldwing rose: <br /> <br /> Ayes: Smit~ .BarDes, BreedlpMe, Leafy, Seward, W~lker, Weiseman <br /> Nays: None <br /> <br /> 60C~2Y._- "~ s,ubm~it the a~tached r~solution and recommend its adoption. This reso- <br />lution endorses the merger of the Seaboard Air Line.Railroad Company withthe %¢la'ntic Coast Line Railroad Com- <br />pany. . <br /> Mo$ion,o£..M~seman.,that ~he,fol~owing resolutipn be adop~e~: <br /> <br /> "~GiEREAS the depressed state,of the railroad inOustr~ ~n Shis. country <br /> in recen~ years, is a matter of common knowledge and concer~; and <br /> ' WSEREAS, various agencies Qf the Federal Government that ha~e s~udied <br /> the situation have advocated that the railroads, in order tocop~ with <br /> increasingly intense 2ompetition and rising costs, do something themselves <br /> to solve their pro blems and have express~ enpouraged.consotidation and <br /> merger of railroad lines as a means of effecting economies; and <br /> .. V~IEREAS, Seaboard Air:Line Railroad.Company and Atlantic Coast Line <br /> ~Railroad Company have proposed a merger of their p~oper~ies into one rail <br /> system and have applied to the Interstate Commerce Commission for approval <br /> of such merger; and <br /> ~rHEREAS, the merger s~udy, resulting in the action by the ~wo railroads, <br /> reveals an ultimate annual savings of $35,?00~000.00, Es well as an increase <br /> in the service and efficiencyto the. users; and <br /> WHEREAS, one strong railroad system wou%d hem only be in a more favorable <br /> competitive position, but. would accrue advantages to Portsmouth in its port <br /> and industrial ~evelopment e£for~s, <br /> NOW, EHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Portsmouth, <br /> Virginia, does hereby ,go on record as commending the Seaboard Air Line <br /> Railroad Company and the Atlantic Coast Line,Railroad Company for endeavor- <br /> ~ng, through self-help, to meets.the diffieult problems confronting them and <br /> their industry today,,and~as strongly.favoring the proposed merger of their proper- <br /> ties; and <br /> ~ BE I? FURTHER~RESOLVSD, that a certified copy of this Resolution .shall be <br /> transmitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission for filing in the aforesaid <br /> merger application inFinance Docket Number Zl~. <br /> <br />Motion of Mr. Weiseman that the resolution be adopted. <br /> <br /> <br />