If anyone has any historic information on past fires or anything that you would
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contact Blakely Hose Co. #2 at 570-383-2238. Anything would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
The following facts that you may find interesting and humorous have been
provided by Mike Fex
who looked over past record books of the Hose Company.
at 2nd reading" & trustees buy a
feed box for horses. 28 keys to new hose house were purchased.
5/24/15: Trustees authorized to buy a new whip and new feather duster. Committee to request $250 per year from council
6/7/15: Motion to have charter framed.
9/13/15: Committee authorized to buy new "suits". Motion to grant Baptist Church permission to use our toilet.
10/4/15: Granted Mid Valley Hospital permission to use the hall.
11/1/15: Company to buy pool table $110 + $32 for accessories.
3/5/17: Wash Evans appointed janitor at $10 per month.
4/2/17: Motion Evans "No more than 5 members on the wagon at one time.
6/4/17: Motion to purchase a white cap for the foreman.
6/8/17: Motion to buy (5) $100 "Liberty Bonds".
6/3/18: Chas. Rouse left for Camp Mead, W.W.I.
10/1/18: Company not satisfied with new cue ball- returned for refund.
4/7/19: Motion to suspend Schuyler Kase, Alfred Leek, & Thomas Evans for non-payment of dues. ($2.70) (They were later reinstated- 10/4/20) $.10 telephone bill disputed- company will not pay!
7/7/19: Motion to allow men who have been in service to meet here for purpose of organizing a camp called "The American Legion"
9/18/19: Isadore Berger, owner of New Feed Mills, offers Hose Company the use of the Feed Mill for a dance when building is completed.
6/21/20: Company has $1856 toward purchase of new truck. Also, a $400 donation was
received from Wilson Hose Co. #1 to help our company purchase a motor-driven truck. They gave us their allotment from council.
7/6/20: Voted to allow Camp William Hopkins to meet 2nd Monday of month.
7/19/20: Motion to draw orders for $2,000 to Bates Motor Company. (Utica, N.Y.) as part of payment on truck.
9/7/20: Additional $1,500 sent to Bates. -Total cost; $3.895.35
9/20/20: Truck Committee reports that the 1920 Stewart truck arrived & it was up to specifications & they were satisfied. Also, stables are to be torn down. Painting done by John Smetana. Mr. Bates to instruct as to operation of truck & chemical apparatus.
Drivers-John D. Bourger, Schuyler Kase, Chester Reese, Albert Nicholls, Jim Stewski and, John Mayne
Company turned down 50/50 proposition to show Sunday movies.
1/17/21: Purchased electric heater for truck. -$14.00
1/3/27: Cost of new MACK truck at $4,940 discussed Schuyler Kase to drive new truck home from Factory Co. chanced off a new Buick Auto won by Mrs. Thomas Michaels.
7/5/27: New Mack Truck arrived, very bad paint job- Truck returned for repainting & other defects. Returned back to us 6/4/28.
1/5/31: Motion to purchase 600 gal. American La France Truck for $9500.
2/2/31: Lunch for 14 men at Parry's Lunch Room for total cost $3.20.
4/27/31: Recorded New American La France truck.
8/1/32: Eynon Hose Company interested in purchasing our Stuart Truck for $500 cash, or $600 in payments.
6/29/33: American La France Company notifies us that we are delinquent in payments due on truck.
9/6/38: Raised initiation fee to $5- (originally was $1, then $2, $3..)
12/4/39: Eugene Bourger elected mascot of Blakely Hose Co. #2.
7/1/40: Voted to put International Chassis on Mack Truck. -Cost 2,002
10/8/46: Envelope drive a success! Raised $806.05
12/2/46: First Scott Air Pack demonstration.
4/7/47: Plaque donated for 5 life members.
5/3/48: Jim Calvert knocked wall down & bent fender on Intl. Truck- suspended for 1 year.
1/12/49: Motion to buy auto car truck- Approx. $13,673. Motion delayed 1 yr. to 12/14/49.
6/5/50: Envelope Drive- $838- new auto car received
5/4/59: Report of 5 men burned at fire- Ralph Clark, Boxer Davis, Howard Beattys, Mike Slaboda, and Joe Ploskonka.
7/5/60: Purchased new Ford Truck- $11,570.
David Thomas was Recording Secretary from 1919-1945.
- 5/11/15: Motion by Edward Evans that bylaws "be adopted