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January 18, 1892 Vancouver City Council minutes

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January 18, 1892 Vancouver City Council minutes

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Linda Evans

Source

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4, pages 626-631

Publisher

Transcribimus: documents of early Vancouver and beyond

Date

January 18, 1892

Language

English

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The minutes of this Vancouver City Council meeting were transcribed in March 2017 by Linda Evans through Transcribimus, a project of the Global Civic Policy Society and its founder, Sam Sullivan.
Vancouver, January 18, 1892
Vol. 4, pg. 626
The Council for 1892 held its first meeting at Monday noon January 18th 1892.
Present: His Worship the Mayor Frederick Cope, and Aldermen R.A. Anderson, H.E. Connon, Henry W.J. McGuigan, H. P. McCraney, E. Odlum, F.L. Franklin, J. J. Gavin and Richard Mills.
His Worship the Mayor opened the proceedings with the usual address after which it was moved by Alderman Collins, seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the purpose of striking Standing Committees for the year.
Carried
Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Connon
That the following compose the Standing Committee on Finance:-
Aldermen Odlum, Aderson, McGuigan, Mills and Collins
Carried
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the following compose the Standing Committee on Works:-
Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Franklin, Gavin and Scoullar.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Connon
That the following compose the Board of Health:-
McGuigan, Anderson, Odlum, Collins & Gavin.
Carried

[Volume 4 page 627]
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the following compose the F.W. & L. Committee:-
Franklin, Connon, Scoullar, McGuigan, and Mills.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the following compose the Market and Police Committee:-
Collins, McCraney, Gavin, Odlum, and Connon.
Carried
The Committee rose and reported the above appointments which were confirmed by Council on motion of Alderman McGuigan, seconded by Alderman Connon.
His Worship the Mayor and the retiring Council of 1891 sent in a communication asking the new Council to pass all the accounts left unpaid by them and have the annual reports printed.
Referred to the Finance Committee
Motions.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That Chas. W. Murray be appointed Arbitrator on behalf of the Council re the purchase of the Powell Street Lots.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the defence in the Warren Suit against the City.
Carried

Volume 4, page 628
Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the following Health Accounts be paid:-
Dr Bell-Irving Mental Examination $5.00
Hudson’s Bay Co. Supplies 30.50
R.V. Winch “ 14.78
John Sciutto “ 55.5628
Hayes & McIntosh “ 59.95
J. P. Blake “ 11.55
O’Rourke & Jervis “ 4.50
H. H. Layfield & Co “ 8.10
Texas Lake Ice Co “ 18.70
D. M. Stewart Express 4.00
H. McCartney “ 2.50
Columbia Carriage
Factory Barrels 71.25
Cyclone Laundry Washing 39.42
J. R. Morrow Supplies 80.2618
H. Eligh “ 55.88
Godfrey & Co “ 1.50
Russell McDonald & Co “ 1.65
Wm. Spittet Digging Grave 2.75
Urquhart Bros. Barrels .75
Alex McDonald Lumber etc. 9.25
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies x.x38.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the following accounts be paid:-
F. W. Hart Box $3.50
D.J. McPhalen Ballot Boxes 63.00
S.J. Tilley & Son Supplies 7.05
J. Miller Rent Post Office Box 8.00
W. St. George
Hamersley Revision of By-Laws 500.00
Provincial Govt. Salaries for Teachers 5086.05
Bank of B.C. Commissions 44.82
G.A. Roedde Cash Book 23.50
R.A. Apenes Books & Ink 8.75
Vancouver Bill Posting Co. 2.00

Volume 4, page 630
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Connon
That whereas it has pleased God to remove by death the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, eldest son of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Grandson of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, it is hereby resolved that the Council of the City of Vancouver in the Province of British Columbia in Council assembled hereby tender its most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Victoria and the Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales in their deep affliction and prays that they may be cheered and comforted by the assurance that all parts of Her Majesty’s Dominions British Subjects deplore the sad event and are united in our common Sorrow and that the City Clerk be instructed to wire the above resolution to Her Majesty the Queen, and the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by “ Franklin
That whereas the expenditure of certain sums of money amounting in all to $66008.90 have been expended during 1891 by the various Boards acting under this Supervision of this Council over and above the sums appropriated for such purposes be it resolved that this Council hereby votes the following appropriations:-
Board of Health
Hospital Supplies $831.62
Contingent 1600.97
F.W. & L
Fire Alarm System $403.77
Hose 100.00

Volume 4, page 631
Salaries $612.98
Stanley Park 841.39
Rock Crusher 36.79
Cambie St. Bridge 675.
Sewerage 2082.86
Market 1120.59
Telephone 48.50
Contingent 6137.52
Street Improvements 49,464.21
East Park 2,746.33
Finance
Insurance 64.20
Salaries 194.86
Election Expenses 64.21
Legal Expenses 90.69
Water Works
Arbitration 3895.41
Carried
The Board then adjourned
F. Cope
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

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