|William Lewis Wight
|Mayor of Brigham City
|June 4, 1895
|December 30, 1895
|John D. Peters
Although William Wight was Acting Mayor for just six months, he was very busy during that short time. He and the City Council invited at least one representative from each irrigation stream and other interested parties to accompany them on a tour of the area to consider the question of building a reservoir. He instructed Marshal Joseph Merrell to study the feasibility of placing a fire-bell rope outside the Courthouse.
Wight passed a bicycle ordinance, which read: “Any person who shall ride or use a bicycle or other riding machine along sidewalks of Main Street from James Street on the south to North Street is guilty of a misdemeanor.”Brigham City Minutes, 1895. The ordinance restricted speed to six miles an hour and required anyone riding between dusk and daylight to carry a lighted lantern.
In December, night watchman Alex Baird asked that a few blankets be provided for tramps and persons brought into the City Jail, and bunks were installed in the jail.
Before Wight left office, he approved installation of a gun rack in the southwest room of the County Courthouse for the local militia, approved the purchase of a stove for the cemetery, and appropriated $40 for streets in Mantua.