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Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo
Garbage

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Subject Book Volume Page Date Description
Garbage 3 I 110 6/2/1786 Governor: Miro; Royal Ensign: De Reggio, Sr. - Article 26 of the General City laws published by Miro provides that no dead animals be thrown in the streets, but should be buried.
Garbage 4 II 137 5/11/1798 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: vacant. – At this time the Governor states that he considers the cleaning of the streets essential to the health of the city, and that it is necessary to establish a street cleaning service. He recommends that one wagon be purchased to carry the garbage daily to some proper place; that the cost of the wagon, horses, feed of the animals and the wages of one Negro be provided out of the city funds, the supervision to be under Sergeant Perez, who has charge of the street repairs. In the meantime the cart drivers are to pick up all garbage found in the streets.
Garbage 4 II 154 7/6/1798 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: vacant – The wagon having been completed at this time, the Commissioners decided to let a contract to pick up the garbage for a period of one year.
Garbage 4 II 166 8/31/1798 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – Don Gilberto Guillemard, appointed to draw a plan of four declivities near the edge of the river to carry the filth into the river, presented a detailed estimate of the cost. (See “Levees.”)
Garbage 4 III 20 3/29/1799 Governor: Gayoso; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – The Governor and President of the Cabildo suggested that three more wagons be added to the streets cleaning service during the summer months. The Commissioners resolved to have the contract for the street cleaning let out on bids, and that this service be paid for out of the city funds.
Garbage 4 III 193 7/11/1800 Acting Governor: Vidal; Royal Ensign: De La Ronde – At this time the Commissioners considering that the resolution of March 28th, 1799, regarding the three wagons, had never been enforced, voted to add one more wagon to the one already in service. – (Contract was awarded to Don Lazaro Latille to begin work on August 1st – page 216.)

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