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At a regular meeting of the City Council, ~eld on April 26th, 1960, there were present: <br /> <br />B.W. Baker, A C. BartletJt, W.R. Breedloge, R.B. Seward, R. Irvine Smith, <br />George R. Walker, B. E. Weiseman, A P Johnson,Jr., City Manager, and <br />J.S. Livesay, Jr., City Attorney. . <br /> <br />The meeting was opened ~ith prayer by Mr. Breedlove.. <br /> <br />Minutes of regular meeting of April 12th, 1960 were read and approved. <br /> <br />The following reports from the City Manager were read: <br /> <br />right to operate concessions <br /> <br /> rental of $25.00 per month for these rights. <br /> <br />- . I recommend <br /> of any bailding be with the approval of the <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Weiseman <br />without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> 60~114 - "I submit the <br />line Railroad Company and the City of Portsm <br />sign. This agreement is in connection with <br />deals with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad tr <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Bartlett <br />city officials be authorized to sign the ngr <br /> <br /> 60-115 '- The City Manag <br />chants Association, Inc.: <br /> <br />Council to pass an ordinance to prohibit rep <br />when I learned today that this ordinance had <br /> Our Associat <br />tory with the City prior to the .sale, and <br />period,. We feet a 'going out of business <br />offering of goods brought in for the purpos <br /> <br />bat the concessions rights be granted Mr. Jones and the construction <br />2ity of Portsmouth and the Pennsylvania Railroad." <br /> <br />to concur in the recommendation of the City Manager was adopted, <br /> <br />.ttached agreement between the State Highway Department, Seaboard Air- <br />)uth and recommend that the proper city officials be authorized to <br />the improvement of ~lm'Ave. under .the Urban Highway program° It <br />acks running across Elm Ave. betweenEigh St. and King St." <br /> <br /> concur in the recomnnendation of the City Manager and that the prope; <br />aement, was adopted, without dissenting mote. <br /> <br />~r presented the following letter from the Portsmouth Retail Mer- <br /> <br />ago the Portsmouth Retail Merchants Association ~equested the City <br />kenis~,ing stock for a. 'going out of business' sale. I was surprised <br />not been passed, but tabled. <br />[on sugges~s~thata firm, going out of ~business should file their in~e] <br />~strict the._sale~Eo stock on hand and limit the sale to a certain <br />~le' is interpreted to mean the offering of stock on hand and not the <br />of keepzng a-'going out of business sal~' in busire ss. Conduct of <br /> <br />such sales when, in fact% the advertisems merely change location or change a trade name or corporate setup and <br />then continue the business or re-open under another narae, is also an unfair and deceptive practice. <br /> <br /> Our associat <br />morrow night as ~e feel it is most important <br /> <br />Motion of Mr. Breedlove <br /> <br />60-116_- TileManager re <br /> <br />[on -would appreciate you bringing ~his matter before the Council to <br />to the merchants of Portsmouth." <br /> <br /> refer to an early conference, was adopted, without dissenting v or <br />)orted that he h~d conferred with Mr. George E. Parker, as requested <br /> <br />by the Council at the last meeting; that Mr. Parker had expressed appreciation for the confidence expressed in <br />him by the Council, but felt it best that he be relieved of his duties as a member of the Planning Commission. <br />Mr. Parker stated he would be will-lng 'to c'o~operate and assist in every-way possible for the progress of the <br />City." <br /> Motion of Mr. Weiseman to accept Mr. Parker's resignation, with regret¢, and that the matter <br />be referred to a conference of~the Council, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />~ead: <br /> <br /> - UNFINISHED BUSINESS <br /> <br />"AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING ~ LEVYING-LICENSE TAXES FOR THE YEAR BEGINNING MAY 1, 1960, <br />AND ENDING APRIL 30, 1961, AND ALSO FOR EACH AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER BEGINNING~WITH <br /> 1 ' <br />~&Y of each SUCH~EAR AND ENDING~ITH APRIL SO, FOLLOWING, UNTIL OTHERWISE CHANGED, <br />FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE CITY GOVE~NT, THE PAYMENT <br />OF THE CITY DEBT, AND FOR OTHER N~N!CIpAL PURPOSES~ PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF SAID <br />LIDENSE TAXES, AND PROVIDING ~ENALTIES" <br /> <br />Motion of Mr. Weisemaa to adopt the ordinance. <br /> <br /> ,Motion of Mr, Bartlett to amend-Section 69 of, the License Tax Ordinance as adopted on first <br /> reading a~ the last meeting of Council, by substituting the figure $t75,000¢00 for $50,000.00, in sub, section C, <br /> was adopted, and by the following vote: <br /> <br /> - Ayes: Bartlett, Breedlove, Seward,- Smith,, Walker, Weisemaa <br /> ..... Nays: Baker .......... <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Smith to amend Section 37 of the License Tax Ordinance as adopted on first <br />reading at the last meeting of Council, by adding s new sub-section thereto, reading as follows, was adopted and <br />by the following vote: <br /> "(j} For each non-profit club and each non-profit fraternal organization, on premises <br /> wane and beer license, the license .tax shall be $25.00o" <br /> <br /> Ayes.' Baker, Bartlett, Breedlo~e, Seward, smith, Weiseman <br /> Nays~ ,Walker '' <br /> <br /> Motion of ~r, Seward to amend Section ~S of the License Tax Ordinance as adopted on first <br />reading at the last meeting o~ Council by substitutiu~ the figure $180,00 for $~00,00 in sub-sections (a) and (b) <br /> <br /> <br />