Charlottesville City Council, 1916-1918

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The Charlottesville City Council, 1916-1918’’ was the legislative body of Charlottesville, Virginia, under the 1899-1900 charter of the city, approved by the Legislature in March 3, 1900. The municipal authorities of the city consisted of a Two Chamber City Council (composed of four alderman and eight councilmen), a mayor, a clerk of the corporate court, a commonwealth’s attorney, a treasurer, a sergeant, a commissioner of the revenue, a justice of the peace, and a constable, who were elected.

City population 1910: 6,765 / 1920: 10,688

  • Mayor: E. G. Haden. On September 1, 1916 the city’s executive powers and duties passed from the hands of A. V. Conway to E. Geury Haden.
  • City Manager:


Geographical

Election: June 11, 1916 / Term: September 25, 1916 to September 1918

The city was divided into four wards, with one alderman and two councilmen elected from each one as follows:

First Ward

Boundary

"All east of the middle of Fifth Street, East, projected in a straight line, as near as may be, north and south to the city limits.”

Board of Alderman Officeholders

Common Council Officeholders

Second Ward

Boundary

“All north of the middle of Main Street from the middle of Fifth Street, East, to the middle of Tenth Street, West, thence along the middle of Tenth Street in a northerly line to city limits.”

Board of Alderman Officeholders

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Common Council Officeholders

Third Ward

Boundary

“All south of the middle of Main Street, East, and the middle of Ninth Street, West, thence along the middle of Ninth Street to Grove Street and along the middle of Grove Street in a straight course to the southern boundary of the city.”

Board of Alderman Officeholders

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Common Council Officeholders

Fourth Ward

Boundary

“All west of Second and Third Wards – viz: West of middle of Tenth Street extended to northern boundary, and Ninth Street extended along Grove Street to southern boundary of city.”

Board of Alderman Officeholders

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Common Council Officeholders

Minutes of the Meeting: Common Council

  • March 14, 1918, at the regular monthly meeting of the Common Council, Mayor E. G. Haden, transmitted to the Charlottesville City Council, 1916-1918 the following communication received from Paul G. McIntire: “New York, Feb. 25, 1918. Hon. E. G. Haden, Mayor, Charlottesville, Va. Dear Mr. Haden: It is a great pleasure to me that the City of Charlottesville accepted the Park and Monument in memory of my parents, and I feel that in the great crisis through which we are now passing that the thought of Lee will help us to do what he considered the noblest word in the English language, “OUR DUTY”. I have the honor to remain, Sincerely yours, Paul G. McIntire."
  • August 8, 1918. Deed from Paul G. McIntire to Venable lot.: “His Honor the Mayor presented to the body the deed of Paul G. McIntire conveying to the City the property known as Venable property, to be a memorial to his late parents, and to be used in perpetuity as a city park, and stipulating that no buildings are to be erected thereon. Said deed has been duly recorded in the City Clerk’s office…”

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