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Elder Kamper was appointed as chairman of the meeting of the consistory of the First Reformed Church in the absence of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte. New members were received and two were transferred to the Second [Hope] Reformed Church. It was decided to pay W. Brouwer $5.00 per month for the daily tolling of the bell. But consistory felt that the community should also accept responsibility for paying him since daily tolling was a public service.
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Wakker, G.; Buursma, William; and Buursma, Althea, "Meeting Minutes of the Consistory of the First Reformed Church" (1865). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 291.