Excerpt from A History of the Cleveland Sinking Fund of 1862
Nothing was done under the Act of 1833. On March 19, 1850, an act of amendment was passed by the General Assembly which increased the capital stock to one hundred thousand dollars, and made the provisions of the original act apply to and embrace the corporate limits of the City of Cleveland, and County of Cuyahoga as fully and explicitly as the provisions of said act are declared in the same to apply to and embrace the corporate limits of the village of Cleveland, and County of Cuyahoga. (ibid.) In this same year, 1850, William Case became Mayor. His administra tion was both able and energetic; and under his leadership the corporation took hold of the matter. After much discussion, and when many surveys and estimates had been made, a plan was adopted in 1854. To carry this out, the General Assembly on May 1, of that year passed an act by which the city was given authority to locate its reservoirs and make its connec tions with the lake within the City of Ohio. The act also authorized the city to make a loan of to carry out the project. This loan, how ever, was conditioned upon a vote of popular approval which was given. Corporate Birth and Growth of Cleveland. By Hon. 8. O. Griswold.
Annals of the Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County, Vol. 1, Number V.
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