Bill Boultbee / Boultbee Realty sponsored the Vancouver City Council minutes for 1887.

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Vancouver City Council 1887

Mayor: M. A. MacLean Aldermen: L. A. Hamilton (Ward 1) John M. Lefevre (Ward 1) Joseph Humphries (Ward 2) Joseph Manion (Ward 2) Richard H. Alexander (Ward 3) Robert Clark (Ward 3) Edwin Sanders (Ward 4) George H. Lock (Ward 4) David Oppenheimer (Ward 5) Isaac Oppenheimer (Ward 5) MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Vancouver Committees for 1887 formed – January 3 , 1887

Standing Committees for the year to be five members each with the Mayor as Ex Officio member of each. Newly-elected Alderman David Oppenheimer moves that the Finance Committee put together a plan “for a general loan to be floated for improvement purposes generally and for starting up new debentures issued under the local improvement Clauses of our Charter provided the general debentures of the City can be floated at 6% par value at most.” The motion is carried. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 210-212 [Page 210] Vancouver Jan 3rd 1887 The First Meeting of the Council for the year 1887 was held in the Council Chambers on Monday Jan 3rd, 1887. His Worship Mayor MacLean, presiding Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. After each Alderman had been duly sworn in by the Mayor to Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Alderman Hamilton in the Chair for the purpose of appointing Standing Committees for the ensuing year. Moved by Alderman Lefevre that Standing Committees for the year 1887 shall consist of five members each with the Mayor as Ex Officio member of each. Carried. Alderman Mannion moved that the Board of Works consist of Aldermen Hamilton, Humphries, I. Oppenheimer, Clark and Sanders. Carried. Alderman Lefevre moved that the Finance Committee consist of Aldermen D. Oppenheimer, Lefevre, Lockerby, Alexander and Mannion. Carried. Alderman Humphries moved that the Fire Water and Light Committee Consist of Aldermen Alexander, Mannion, [page 211] Hamilton, I Oppenheimer and Sanders. Carried. Alderman D. Oppenheimer moved that the Board of Health consist of Aldermen Lefevre, Clark, Humphries, Lockerby and D. Oppenheimer. Carried. The Committee then rose to report. Moved my Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Standing Committees appointed in Committee of the Whole receive the Sanction of Council. Carried. Alderman Hamilton gave notice that he would at next council meeting introduce a By-Law for the appointment of Auditors for the City of Vancouver. Alderman D. Oppenheimer gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move that a By-Law regarding the poles for electric lighting purposes be altered by requiring that the wires and Cross Arms be at least 35 feet above the Level of the Street. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer [page 212] seconded by Alderman Lefevre that the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the agents of the two incorporated companies for supplying the City with water and ask them to lay their respective plans before this Council either by writing or personally on or before the meeting of this council to be held on Monday evening the 10th inst. Carried. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer that the names of those appearing first on the List of the Standing Committees appointed act as Chairmen of said Committees pro tem. Carried. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by

Charles G. Johson and John Devine to audit Vancouver’s 1886 accounts – January 10, 1887

Use of City Hall for County Court granted to the Provincial Government free of charge. Two bidders present plans to supply water works to Vancouver: E. A. Wilmot of the Coquitlam Water Works Company and G. A. Keefer of the the Capilano Water Works Company. Chas. G. Johnson and John Devine appointed to audit the accounts of 1886, at a remuneration of $25 each This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 213-221 [page 213] Vancouver Jan 10th 1886 (sic) The Council met on Monday Jan 10th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean (presiding) Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Thos. Birmingham re the ornamenting of the City with trees. Laid on the table. From the Sun Life Assurance Company asking for information regarding Street Bonds and the debt of the City. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Messrs. McIntosh and McTaggart acknowledging receipt of $6,900 debentures and showing that 5.00 was still due. Referred to the Finance Committee. Thos. C. Sorby drawing the attention of the City Council to the irregular shape of Cordova St and asking that it be remedied before being built upon. Filed. Auditors The following applications were received for the position of City Auditors:- Chas. G. Johnson, John Rankin, John Devine, M.M. Picken and F. Cotton. [page 214] Accounts J.H. Carlisle to Moving Safe $26.00 F.W.L. Edwin Ridd, work on Aldexander St. 3.00 By W. Walter Ashford, Milk 6.50 Health S.L. Lilley, Stationery 13.10 Finance A.J. Matheson, hauling Wood 2.00 Health & Finance Hasting Mill Co. repairing Engine 10.00 F.W.L. Robt. Couth, coal for City Hall 7.00 Finance Reports Fire Water and Light Committee A meeting of the Fire Water and Light Committee was held on Saturday Jan 10th 1886 at 2 P.M. The following recommendations are submitted to Council:- That from the Cursory glance given to the Charter by your Committee it does not appear that the Corporation has such power as would enable them to comply with the terms submitted by the Coquitlam Water Works Company namely for the quarantining of the interest on their debentures and it would be considered advisable that the Charter Committee should ascertain whether the Corporation have this power and if they have not that the Charter be amended in that direction. That this Council be Authorized to purchase Street Lamps and make the necessary arrangements for lighting the City - provided under By-Law No. 12. That the Fire Inspector be instructed to see that Clauses 6 and 16 of the Fire By-Law be carried into effect. sgd., Rich H. Alexander, Chairman Report adopted. I. Oppenheimer - Mannion [page 215] Finance Committee A Full Meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Monday Jan 5th 1887 at 7 P.M. The following report is submitted:- That all Certificates or Indentures now

Vancouver to set aside $2,400 for hospital, seeks property owner to donate site – January 17, 1887

Hospital will need $2,400 for the current year. Board of health recommends Council grant $2,000 toward new hospital building, and solicit provincial government to grant the same; also to solicit property owners to donate site for a building. City Council to ask the Attorney General of the Dominion of Canada to withdraw their notice to remove a wharf at the foot of Carrall Street. The City has the option to buy the wharf at any time for the cost of the materials, and feels it is “a public benefit and no hindrance to navigation.” This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer, Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 222-228 Vancouver Jan 17th 1887 The Regular Meeting of the City Council was held on Monday January 17th 1887 at 7.30 P.M. All the Members being present. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John P. Lawson, City Engineer giving an estimate of the work completed by William Harkins on Powell Street. Moved by Alderman Lockerby seconded by Alderman David Oppenheimer that Wm. Harkins be paid 90 % of the amount of the estimate submitted by the City Engineer less the amount already received. Carried. From T.B. Mangan praying the Council to allow him to erect a slaughter house on District Lot 183. Referred to the Board of Health for consideration. From R.R. Giltner agreeing to erect wires and cross arms for electric light purposes thirty five feet high. From Jas. Cooper Keith re loan right of $1000. Filed Accounts J.A. Gillis $10.00 Finance Edward McKindry 5.00 Finance Garden & Hermon 5.00 Finance Dr. McGuigan 15.00 Health Reports Health The Board of Health met on Monday January 17th 1887 at 2.30 P.M. The following Report is submitted. In making up our estimates for the current year we consider that two thousand four hundred dollars will be required to meet ordinary expenses in connection with the hospital and we would ask the Council to place that amount to our credit. We have taken into consideration the necessity of having more hospital accommodation and would strongly advise the Council to grant two thousand dollars towards the erection of a new building and to ask the Provincial Government to contribute two thousand dollars more for the same purpose. It would be advisable to solicit property owners to donate to the City a suitable and convenient site for a hospital building. In order to preserve the public health we would recommend to Council that immediate steps be taken to have Columbia Avenue and that portion of land bordering on Main Street in the immediate vicinity of Hayden & Co.'s store thoroughly drained. We would also recommend that tenders be asked for the cutting of fire cords of wood for the City Hospital. We have examined the account of W. Ashford amounting to $6.50 for milk supplied to City Hospital for the month of December and recommend its payment. sgd

J.H. Carlisle appointed Vancouver’s License, Fire & Health Inspector – January 24, 1887
J.H. Carlisle appointed Vancouver’s License, Fire & Health Inspector – January 24, 1887

J. H. Carlisle appointed License, Fire, and Health Inspector at a salary of $75 a month. City Clerk to write the Hon. Provincial Secretary asking for a grant of $2,000 for the hospital and $1,000 for the Fire Department. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 229-235 Vancouver January 24th 1887 The Council met on Monday January 24th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and all of the Aldermen. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Auditors asking for instruction from Council as to the manner in which the statements referred to in clause seven of By-Law 25 was to be made out and also asking the Councils definition of the following clause. "And they shall make a special report of any expenditure made contrary to law". After considerable discussion they were authorized to bring in their statements in accordance with the provisions of the By-Law. From R.G. Tatlow praying the Council to extend the sidewalk from the end of Jackson Avenue to the School House. Extension already recommended by the Board of Works. From A.J. Marks praying the Council to amend Liquor By-Law so as to provide for the having of variety theatre. Laid over for one week. The following applications were read for the office of License, Fire and Health inspector. - Joseph Huntly, M.G. MacLean, Joseph Pyatt, G.G. Johnson, William Summer, E.P. Hamilton, Jas. Z. Hall, Wm. Turner, John Abrams, D.R. Reid, Edward Lunn, David Flynn, M. Picken, Jas. Moran, Jas. A. Coldwell, John A. Green, J.H. Carlisle, A. McDougall, Thos. Crawford, and Geo. Q. Chipman. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Lockerby that the appointment be made by Ballot. Carried. On a Ballot being taken, J.H. Carlisle received six, Joseph Huntly two, G.G. Johnston one and M.G. MacLean one. J.H. Carlisle was then declared elected, his services to begin on the first of February. Petition from Thomas Hooper and others praying the Council to construct a two foot sidewalk from Dunsmuir Street to Pender Street along Cambie Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Boultbee acquainting the Council that forty dollars was still due Munro Miller on account of City Charter. Referred to Finance Committee. From John Boultbee asking the Council to fix a salary for the Police Magistrate. Referred to Finance Committee. Accounts Thomson Bros. Rubber Bands 2.50 Finance Express Company 5.00 F.W.L. A.W. Wright, Express 1.00 Finance Corbould and McColl 37.00 Finance Vancouver News 21.90 Finance Reports Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Thursday January 20th 1887 at 2. P.M. The following accounts were examined and recommended to be paid: - Garden and Hermon 5.00 J.A. Gillis 10.00 Edward McKindry 5.00 J.H. Carlisle 26.00 sgd. D. Oppenheimer Chairman Report adopted. Board of Works A Meeting of the Board of Works was held on Monday January 24th 1887 at 2. P.M. Tenders were

Police Magistrate refuses to act, charges Stewart – January 31, 1887

From John M. Stewart; calling the attention of the Council to his inability to hold a Police Court for the trial of H.L. Edson “on account of the Police Magistrate refusing to act.” As Mr. Gallagher has declined to carry out his tender for the clearing of the Cemetery, the tender to go to the next lowest bidder. Dr. McGuigan’s account lists $5.00 to examine “Buchanan a Lunatic” and $10.00 for holding an inquest on A. Cordova. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stepehenson original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 236-243 Vancouver Jan 31st 1887 The Council met on Monday January 31st 1887 at 7.30.p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, presiding, Alderman Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevere, Lockerby, Mannion, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John M. Stewart; calling the attention of the Council to his inability to hold a Police Court for the trial of H.L. Edson on account of the Police Magistrate refusing to act. Laid over. From Charles Alisky giving prices of his Fire Engine and other fire apparatus. Referred to the F.W.L. Committee. From John P. Lawson giving estimates of work done on Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street West - Referred to the Board of Works. From John Beatty praying the Council to lay a 2 foot sidewalk on Abbott Street between Hastings Street and Pender Street Referred to the Board of Works. From Owen Hughes, Steward of the Hospital asking for an increase of salary Referred to the Board of Health. From Jos Orr, M.P.P. acknowledging receipt of letter from City Clerk re Hospital Filed. From the Vancouver City Band asking for a subsidy from the Council Referred to Finance Committee Accounts Joseph Straus, Cutting Wood $20.00 Health. Wm. Brown, Printing $17.50 Finance Dr. McGuigan, Holding Inquest $30.00 Health J.B. Thornton, Groceries $ 3.95 Health Patt Carry, Charter + Barrels $ 8.00 Health + Finance Thos. Dunn + Co. Damage to Goods $137.23 F.W.L. Royal City Hospital $147.50 Health L.J. Cross, Rent of Office $100.00 Finance M.C. Bell, Pen & Pencil etc $ 2.50 “ D.L. Beckinsale $ 5.00 Health Joseph Huntly, Constable Duties $17.00 Police Shaw and Linton, Boat Hire 2.50 “ Robert Couth, Coal $21.00 Finance Pat Garmon, Meat $15.36 Health Owen Hughes, Washing $ 3.25 “ John Abrams, Coffins etc $20.75 Health + F.W.L. G.H. Wright, Bread $ 4.20 “ W.B. Townsend, Staging $ 5.00 Police Reports. Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Monday the 31st day of January A.D. 1887 at 2.P.M. And beg to submit the following Report: Mr. Gallagher having declined to carry out his tender for the clearing of the Cemetery we recommend the tender of Messrs Stephenson [sic] and McCraney (the next lowest) to the favourable consideration of Council. On the Petition of Mr. Hooper and others for Sidewalk on Cambie Street and of Mr. Cargill for the same on Dunlevy Avenue, we recommend

Vancouver cannot grant money to City Band – February 8, 1887
Vancouver cannot grant money to City Band – February 8, 1887

Though unable to grant any money to form a City Band, council granted them free use of City Hall for rehearsal on any available evening. The Finance Committee (Ald. David Oppenheimer, chairman) recommends passing of a by-law to raise $150,000. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 244-250 Vancouver February 8th, 1887 The Council met on Monday February 8th 1887 at 7.30.p.m. Present – the Mayor and all of the Aldermen. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Geo. F. Baldwin, Assessment Commissioner, giving notice of the completion of the Assessment for the year 1887 Filed. From Joseph Hooper asking permission to erect a sign board in front of his premises Referred to the Board of Works. From John Boultbee, Police Magistrate tendering his resignation and applying for the Position of Police Magistrate and City Solicitor combined From John Devine applying for the position of monthly Auditor for the City. From Thos. C. Sorby re the laying of pipes in connection with the Vancouver Water Works Company across the narrows. Referred to the F.W.L. Committee From John Robson, Provincial Secretary acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re grant to Hospital and Fire Department. Filed. From Geo. F. Baldwin, giving statement of amount on money to the credit of the City in the Bank of British Columbia on 31st Jan 1887. Referred to Finance Committee Auditors Report submitted and referred to Finance Committee. From E.A. Wilmot re the postponing of the question of Water Works. Filed. Reports The Report of the Board of Health read at the last meeting of Council was adopted with the exception of Slaughter House clause. Police Commissioners A Meeting of the Police Commissioners was held on Thursday February 3rd 1887 at 2. P.M. and they beg to submit the following Report: We will require an appropriation of $94.50 to meet the following proposed expenditure For Boat Hire $ 2.50 “ Boarding Prisoners $70.00 “ Stage Hire $ 5.00 “ Special Constable $17.50 In making of the estimates of expenditures connected with the police department for the current yr we find that $4550.00 will be required which will be expended as follows Salaries of Police Officers $3300.00 Police Clothes $200.00 Boarding Prisoners $250.00 We have instructed the Licence Inspector to send in a Report to the board on all Hotels [?] and Saloons in the City with a view of ascertaining whether the provisions of By-Law No 5 are carried out in all respects, such Report to be submitted on or before the 15th, [unreadable] Sgd M.A. MacLean Chairman Report adopted. Mannion – Sanders. Fire Water and Light The Fire Water and Light Committee met on Monday February 7th 1887 at 7.P.M. and beg to submit the following Report: We have examined the following accounts and recommend their payment – Robert Couth, Coal $ 7.00 Thos. Dunn + Co. Damage to Goods by Water - $137.23

Council meets to make changes to the City Charter – February 11, 1887

Special meeting to consider amendments to the City Charter This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 page 251 only Vancouver February 11th, 1887 A Special Meeting of Council to consider amendments to the City Charter was held on Friday February 11th 1887 at 8.P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, presiding, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, Isaac Oppenheimer, and Sanders. After the Amendments submitted were read over clause by clause and considered it was moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre that the amendments submitted to Council be adopted. Carried. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre. That the Mayor and City Clerk be instructed to sign petition to the Legislature praying for amendments to City Charter. Carried. The Council then adjourned. M.A. MacLean Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Hudson’s Bay Co. refused liquor license – February 14, 1887
Hudson’s Bay Co. refused liquor license – February 14, 1887

Hudson’s Bay Co. applied for a wholesale liquor license in connection with groceries. Refused (vote went 8-2) on the grounds that the current by-law did not permit it. One James Pollay asked to use City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to hold an “anti-Chinese meeting” and his request was granted. T.T. Black appointed City Auditor. Dr. Beckinsale sent in an account for $5.00 for “examining a lunatic.” This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 252-256 Vancouver February 14th, 1887 A Meeting of the Council was held on Monday February 14th 1887 at 7.30.P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, presiding Alderman Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, Isaac Oppenheimer, David Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last regular and special meeting were read and adopted. Communications From W. Pickering re Letters for Street Corners Referred to the Board of Works From Hudson’s Bay Company applying for a wholesale liquor license in connection with retail groceries. Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer That the applicant be informed that the conditions of the By-Law will not permit the granting of the request and that it is deemed inadvisable to alter the existing By-Law in that connection at the present time. Motion carried Ayes 8, Nays 2. From Geo. F. Baldwin, City Treasurer, giving notice that premium on this Guarantee Bond was due Referred to Finance Committee From Manager of Bank of British Columbia notify Council that note for $7000.00 against City was due. Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to renew note of $7000.00 due today at Bank of British Columbia for 90 days and give cheque for interest due. Carried From George Pollay asking for City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to hold anti-Chinese meeting Request granted. From W.S. Gore, Surveyor General acknowledging receipt of letter from City Clerk Re lots to be given in exchange for Lot-2, Block 2, Old Granville Townsite Filed. From Governor General’s secretary acknowledging receipt of petition re Wharf Filed. Auditors. The following applications were received for the position of City Auditor: - John Devine, D. Munro, F. C. Colton and James Morrison. On a ballot being taken John Devine and D. Munro received five each. The Mayor gave his casting note in favour of John Devine who was declared elected. Police Magistrate and City Solicitor The following applications were received for the office of Police Magistrate and City Solicitor J.J. Blake, John Boultbee and T.T. Black On a Ballot being taken J.J. Blake received 5 T.T. Black 3 and John Boultbee 2. Second Ballot J.J. Blake 5, T.T. Black 4 and John Boultbee 1 Third Ballot, T.T. Black 6, J.J. Blake 4 T.T. Black was then declared elected. Petitions The following petitions were read: From the property owners on Richards Street – between Cordova and Georgia Streets From the property owners on Pender Street – between Howe

Lawyer J. Boultbee appointed to take Charter changes to Victoria – February 17, 1887

A Special Meeting to authorize John Boultbee to go to Victoria to carry through the amendments to the City Charter. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 257 only Vancouver February 17th 1887 A Special Meeting of the City Council was held on February 17th 1887 at 7.30.P.M. for the purpose of appointing a Lawyer to go to Victoria to look after amendments to the City Charter. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean presiding; Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Mannion, Lockerby and Sanders. Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Clark That Mr. John Boultbee be appointed to go to Victoria to carry through the Amendments to the City Charter and that he receive twenty dollars a day for such services. Carried. The Council then adjourned. M.A. MacLean Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Water Works proposals for Vancouver due in two weeks – February 21, 1887
Water Works proposals for Vancouver due in two weeks – February 21, 1887

Both water works companies required to submit their final proposals March 7, 1887. $40 granted to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster for care of patients following 1886 fire. Establishment of a Jubilee to celebrate both Queen Victoria’s 50th anniversary as monarch, and the completion of the CPR terminus. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 258-262 Vancouver February 21st 1887 The Council met on Monday February 21st 1887 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and All of the Aldermen. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From J.W. McFarland, Secretary Treasurer of the Vancouver Water Works Company asking leave to withdraw former offer made to the Council and informing the Council that his Company were prepared at any time to make their final proposition. Request granted and Communications filed. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Lefevre That both the Water Works Companies be required to furnish their final propositions to the Council on Monday evening March 7. Carried. From Fire Company asking Council to discontinue ringing the fire bell other than for fire purposes Referred to F.W.L. Committee. From C.G. Johnson asking the Council to consider a scheme for a public park Laid over for three weeks. Reports. The Finance Committee met on Friday February 18th 1887 at 7:30.P.M. and beg to submit the following Report to Council. We have taken into consideration the question of a grant towards the Royal City Hospital for the care of patients from this City after the late fire and would recommend that 40.00 be given in addition to the amount of Relief Funds in the hands of Alderman L.A. Hamilton. We would recommend that Geo. F. Baldwin have refunded to him $18.75 the amount paid out by him on Guarantee Bond. Also that L.J. Cross be allowed $100.00 as payment in full for rent of Mayor’s Office Sgd D. Oppenheimer Chairman Report adopted. Alexander – Clark Board of Works. A Meeting of the Board of Works was held on Wednesday February 16th 1887 at 2 o’clock p.m. The following report is submitted: We have considered the petition of T.T. Black and others praying for sufficient plank to lay a 2 foot sidewalk on Seymour Street from Cordova Street to Dunsmuir Street and would recommend that their prayer be granted on the condition that they lay the plank. We beg to report that the petitions for the improvement of Richards street and Pender Street have the required number of signatures and have fulfilled the other requirements of the Local Improvements Clauses of the City Charter and that Seymour Street petition is not sufficiently signed Sgd L.A. Hamilton Chairman Report adopted. Isaac Oppenheimer – Clark. Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Clark, That as the Council propose to perform the work now petitioned for with a portion of the proceeds to be derived from the

Correspondence from Yung Chung asking for “protection from mob” – February 28, 1887

Petition asking for protection from the mob was filed. Motion carried to “exempt from taxation for a period of twenty years, the yards, workshops, round houses of the Canadian Pacific Railway…on the North Side of False Creek”. Salary of City Engineer doubled from $50 per month to $100. Both roads to New Westminster are “almost impassable.” This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 263-270 Vancouver February 28th 1887 The Council met on Monday February 28th 1887 at 7:30 p.m. All the members being present. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Thos. C. Sorby re Laying of Sidewalks Moved by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries That part of New Sidewalks be laid as suggested by Thos. C. Sorby. Carried. From Yung Chung asking protection from Mob. Filed. From Drummond Bros. + Moffatt Winnipeg re floating of General Debentures Finance. From William Harkins asking for an extension of time on his contract. Board of Works. From John Devine submitting Auditors Report for January, 1887 Filed. Accounts. Moodyville Saw Mill Co. $70.00 B of Works E.S. Scoullar + Co. Lamps $165.60 F.W.L. Stephenson + McCraney $87.97 B of Works McLennan and McFeely $13.07 F.W.L. P. Gannon, Meat $14.48 Health Daily News Advertizing [sic] $39.33 Finance A.C. Perry, Stationery $5.90 “ H. McDowell + Co. $16.00 Health B.C. Stationery Co. $1.75 Finance J.R. Northcote 10.75 F.W.L. do 16.70 Health Telegraph Service 1.53 Finance Wm. Cargill laundry $3.00 Health H Dion fixing desks 2.50 Police W.H. Williams $1.00 Health G.H. Wright, Bread $6.82 Health W.B. McDougall, Advertising 23.18 Finance Blake and Boultbee. $50.00 Finance Andrew C. Muir. $5.00 “ Thornton Fell $200.00 “ John D. Preston $2.50 Police Robert Couth $7.00 F.W.L. do $7.00 Finance do $7.00 “ do $7.00 F.W.L. C.M. Steinbeck $2.50 “ “ “ T.B. Draper $15.75 “ “ “ Queen Bros. $6.00 Police J. Miller $3.00 Finance A.J. Marks $5.00 “ R.C.P. Mills $21.83 F.W.L. McLennan + McFeely $8.15 “ “ “ Thos. Dunn + Co. $7.00 B of Works R. Matheson $5.80 Finance George Black $25.00 “ W. Ashford $5.00 Health A.J. Matheson $5.00 Finance R.C.P. Mills Co. $48.00 B of Works F.H. Martin 28.65 Health Reports Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday February 25th 1887 at 7.30.P.M. The following Report is submitted: In considering the amount of the Guarantee Bond to be furnished by the City Treasurer we considered it advisable to instruct John Boultbee to have clause 9 of section 152 of the City Charter amended by striking out the word “fifteen” and inserting the word “five” instead which action we trust will be approved of We recommend that the Auditors Report for the year 1886 be adopted and that the City Treasurer be required to furnish guarantee bonds to the amount of $3500.00 in addition to his present bond. We have instructed the Board of Works to prepare an estimate of

Vancouver opposes provincial takeover of city police – March 1, 1887

Special Meeting to “represent” to the Lieutenant-Governor that it will not be necessary for the Province to take over police jurisdiction of Vancouver ..Twenty additional police to be hired at a salary of $2.25 per day. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 271-272 Vancouver March 1st 1887 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday March 1st 1887 at 2. P.M. a full attendance being present. Moved by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries, Whereas it appears from the reports in the public press that special legislation practically annulling the powers given to this Council to make and enforce laws for the government and good order of the community and placing the police management of the City under the control of persons not responsible to the Corporation at an enormous expense to this City and its inhabitants, therefore, be it resolved that this Council respectfully represent to His Honor (sic), the Lieutenant Governor in Council of this Province that no special legislation for the protection of life or property in this City is necessary and that the powers in the hands of the authorities are ample for each protection and will be used when required. And this Council being prepared to take all steps for the enforcement of the laws for the protection of persons of all nationalities who come to Vancouver we respectfully request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council will at present take no further steps to enforce the last Act until the Mayor and Council have shown themselves unable and unwilling to enforce the law. Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be at once forwarded to His Honor (sic) the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer that resolution be at once telegraphed to Hon. John Robson, Provincial Secretary. Carried. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Alexander that the Police Commissioners be authorized to swear in twenty additional police and that their salaries be fixed at $2.25 per day. Carried. The Council then adjourned. M.A. MacLean Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk.

Health By-law for Vancouver finalized – March 4, 1887

Special Meeting to finalize Health By-Law This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 273 only Vancouver March 4th 1887 A Special Meeting of the City Council was held on Friday March 4th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. for the purpose of reading Health By-Law. Present Alderman Alexander, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Alderman Alexander be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Council went into Committee of the Whole on Health By-Law on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer with Alderman Lefevre in the Chair and the By-Law taken up where it was left off. After reading the By-Law clause by clause the Committee rose to report By-Law as amended in Committee on motion of Alderman I. Oppenheimer seconded by Ald. Hamilton. The Council then adjourned. M.A. MacLean Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Vancouver holds itself not responsible for mob damage – March 7, 1887
Vancouver holds itself not responsible for mob damage – March 7, 1887

Mr. Boultbee brings the claim of Mr. Yung Chung for damage done by the mob; city solicitor T.T. Black’s opinion is that the City is not responsible. The auditor in future is to make an itemized statement in his monthly reports. No Committee reports to be printed until adopted by the Council. Aldermen Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer, Hamilton and Alexander to select 10 men as special constables This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 274-278 Vancouver March 7th 1887 The Council held their regular meeting on Monday March 7th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present, His Worship, Mayor MacLean presiding, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Lefevre, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last regular and Special Meetings were read and adopted. Communications. From John Boultbee re Claim of Yung Chung for damage done by mob. From T.T. Black, City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that City was not liable for any damages claimed by Yung Chung. Moved by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries that the opinion of the City Solicitor be sustained by the Council and that he be instructed to reply to Mr. Boultbee in accordance with the opinion given. Carried. From John Devine, submitting Auditor's Report for February. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer that the Auditor be instructed to make an itemized statement in making his future monthly reports to Council. Carried. From Firemen submitting their constitution for approval by Council. Referred to F.W.L. Committee to report on for next meeting. From John P. Lawson, and Edward Mohun submitting sewerage schemes. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports. The F.W. and L. Committee met on Saturday March 5th 1887 and beg to submit the following report. The Tenders for the construction of 2 Water tanks were opened and read as follows: Thos. Egan. Granville and Pender Street Tank $500 Oppenheimer and Dunlevy Av. $400 Balanger and Malice one of the Tanks $675 Howit and Siciley Granville and Pender Street Tank $560 Oppenheimer and Dunlevy Av $405 A.M. Johnson Both Tanks $635 Stephenson and McCraney Tender for each Tank $635 Wm. Harkins Tender for both Tanks $800 McDonald and Cameron Tender for both Tanks $993 We recommend to Council that the Tender of A.M. Johnson be accepted, his being the lowest tender. Tenders for Coal oil Robert Grant $3.00 per case for Standard oil Hastings Saw Mill Corp $3.50 per case for Pearl oil We recommend to Council the acceptance of the Tender of Robert Grant. We recommend the payment of the following accounts. Northcott and Palmer $10.75 McLennan and McFeely $21.22 T.B. Draper $15.75 R.C. Planing Mills Corp $21.83 Robert Couth $7.00 E.S. Scoullar & co $165.60 C.M. Steinbeck $2.50 sgd. I. Oppenheimer Chairman protem. Report adopted. Finance. The Finance Committee met on Saturday, March 5th 1887 at 3. p.m. and beg to submit the following report. The following accounts

Vancouver requests B.C. to appoint Commissioner of Inquiry on “alleged Chinese Riots” – March 14, 1887

City requests Province to “appoint a Commissioner with full power to call on, subpoena, and examine on oath any person or persons in relation to the facts of the alleged Chinese Riots or outrages said to have recently taken place in the City of Vancouver.” Bank of B.C. empowered to sell $164,000 worth of debentures on behalf of the Corporation (of Vancouver). This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 279-286 Vancouver March 14th 1887 The Council met on Monday March 14th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. all the Members being present. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Leamy and Kyle re the opening up of Lorne Avenue and Dufferin Street. Referred to Board of Works. Petition from Merchants praying Council to enforce License on Transient Traders. Referred to City Solicitor. From H. Abbott, re exemption of land on which work-shops and round-houses are located. Moved by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries, that Communication be referred to a Special Committee of the Council for consideration such Committee to consist of Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Lockerby, Mannion and D. Oppenheimer. Carried. From H. Abbott re planking and grading of Hastings Street between Howe and Burrard Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From Thos. C. Sorby re fixing of Gore Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From F.X. Martin and others praying Council to prevent blasting in the Vicinity of their residences on Westminster Avenue. Referred to Board of Works with power to act. From Hon John Robson, Provincial Secretary re Act recently passed suspending Magistrates. Filed. From Thornton Fell re claim for damage done to Chinese property. Filed. From F.D. Boucher claiming damages from City for property destroyed by mob. Referred to City Solicitor and Finance Committee. From Edward Mohun, C.E. correcting error in his sewerage scheme. Filed. Accounts Abrams & Co., Supplies. $8.75 F.W.L. Reports. Finance Committee. The Finance Committee met on Friday March 11th 1887 and report that they have considered the motion referred by Council re an increase of salary for the City Clerk and Treasurer and would recommend that the question of increase be deferred for the present. Your Committee have had an interview with the manager of the Bank of British Columbia in Vancouver respecting the disposal of the debentures under By-Law No. 12 for $14,100, as well as those to be issued if passed under By-Law No. 29 for $150,000 and believe that those could be sold to advantage in London and would therefore recommend that power be given to your Committee to make the necessary arrangements with the Bank of B.C. and that a resolution be passed appointing the Bank of B.C. as the agents of the Corporation of Vancouver in this matter. The following accounts we recommend to be paid. E.P. Hamilton to fixing doors and placing City Safe. $10.00 Sgd. D. Oppenheimer Chairman Adopted, Hamilton - Isaac Oppenheimer Moved

Council sits to review appeals on tax assessment – March 15, 1887

Assessments on several properties were reduced, because the amount of land owned was less than assessed, or the land was used for hospital purposes and exempt from taxation. One honest citizen, Jas. M. Fox, pointed out they did not assess one of his properties, and asked that his assessment be raised! This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 274-278 Court of Revision. The Council met on Tuesday March 15th 1887 at 10. A.M., His Worship Mayor MacLean (presiding). Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Clark, that this Council do now form themselves into a Court of Revision for the purposes of revising the Assessment Rolls, said Court to be composed of the Mayor and full Board of Aldermen, the Mayor to be Chairman of the Court. Carried. Appeals 1. From Carl Straus claiming that he was assessed for 150 acres in District Lots 196 and 181 at $550.00 per acre which he appealed against as being too high and also that the land in question does not contain 150 acres. The acreage was reduced to 127 acres and the Assessment reduced on 80 acres in 181 to $300.00 per acre and 47 acres in 196 allowed to remain at old figures. 2. Appeal from Hastings Mill Co. on the ground that they were assessed for 25 acres, whereas they did not own that amount. The appeal was considered but no decision arrived at. The Court adjourned til Wednesday March 16th at 10. A.M. The Court resumed business on Wednesday March 16th at 10. A.M. The Appeal of the Hastings Mill Co. was again taken up. The acreage was reduced to 20 acres of which the Mill Co are assessed for 15 88/100 acres and the C.P.R. Company 4 12/100 acres. From Mr. Brady claiming that his personal property assessment of $2000.00 was too high. Assessment reduced to $1000.00. From T.T. Black claiming that the assessment of $2150.00 on Lot 17 Block 33.541 was too high. Assessment reduced to $1350.00. From Jas. M. Fox claiming that he was not assessed for Lot 12 Block 25 196 and asking that his assessment be raised. Assessment raised $25.00 and name allowed on the Roll as owner of Lot 12, Block 25. From Henry Mutrie appealing against assessment on Lots 9, 10 and 11 Block 2 which he considered too high. Assessment reduced to $300.00. C.P.R. Company appealed against the assessment of Lots 1 to 6 in Block 45, 196 & 181 on the ground that they were set apart for hospital purposes. Lands exempted from taxation. From C.P.R. appealing against assessment of Lot 11 Block 2, 196. Assessment reduced to $300.00. C.P.R. Lot 17 Block 29, 541 reduced from $2300 to $425. And Lot 18, Block 29, reduced to $425. A number of changes of ownership were made on appeal. L.A. Hamilton Acting Chairman Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre,

Coquitlam Water Works to supply Vancouver’s water – March 21, 1887
Coquitlam Water Works to supply Vancouver’s water – March 21, 1887

The proposal of the Coquitlam Water Works adopted at a vote of 6-4, following a failed amendment to refer both proposals to a qualified engineerAldermen Alexander, Couth, Lefevre and Mannion empowered to discharge some or all of the special constables hired following the “Chinese Riots.” This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 290-293 Vancouver March 21st 1887 The Council met on Monday March 21st 1887 at 7.30 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and All of the Aldermen. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From E.A. Wilmot correcting a mistake in proposition of Coquitlam Water Works Co. From Henry A. Mellon praying the Council to repair Howe Street in the neighborhood of his property Referred to Board of Works with power to act. From D. McPhaiden offering to supply the City with 10000 gallons of Water daily from Moodyville at a cost of $30.00 per day. Filed. From H. Bell-Irving submitting his sewerage scheme. Consideration deferred. From Tax payers asking Council to discharge specials. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Lefevre, that petitions of citizens be referred to a committee of four to consist of Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Lefevre and Mannion with power to reduce if found expedient. Carried. From Chas. A. Vernon Private Secretary to Lieutenant Governor acknowledging receipt of letter re appointment of Commissioner to enquire into alleged Chinese Riots. Filed. From property owners on Homer Street praying Council to improve said Street between Cordova and Georgia Streets. Referred to Board of Works with power to act. From J. Miller, Post Master praying Council to repair street in front of post office and place a lamp in said vicinity. Referred to Board of Works with power to act. From Budlong and Cook praying the Council to grant $30.00 for the improvement of Front Street on the South Side of False Creek. Referred to the Board of Works. From John P. Lawson, City Engineer submitting estimate of cost of proposed Street Improvement for the current year. Consideration deferred. Accounts. Joseph Hallawell, Lighting Lamps $3.00 F.W.L. Reports. The Board of Works met on Wednesday March 16th 1887 at 2.30 P.M. and beg to submit the following Report. We have taken into consideration the Communication of Messrs. Leamy and Kyle re the improvement of Lorne Avenue and Dufferin Street and have instructed the City Engineer to ascertain the best location for said streets and estimated cost of improvement and report to this Board. We have also instructed the City Engineer to prepare specifications for the improvements petitioned for by H. Abbott on Hastings Street West and also those asked for by Thos. C. Sorby on Gore Avenue and have Tenders called for to be received up to Wednesday the 23rd inst. The following accounts were recommended to be paid. Stephenson and McCraney $87.97 Moodyville Saw Mill Corp. $80.81 Thos. Dunn & co. $7.00 We herewith submit H.

Vancouver wants False Creek portion east of Main Street – March 28, 1887
Vancouver wants False Creek portion east of Main Street – March 28, 1887

City Clerk to write to Canadian government to ask that "all of False Creek east of Westminster Avenue (now Main Street) be granted to the City. Aldermen Alexander, D. Oppenheimer, L.A. Hamilton and Lefevre to negotiate a contract with Coquitlam Water Works. Muir and Pratt awarded contract for improvement of Hastings St. and Jas. Clandenning for Gore Ave. Aldermen Hamilton, Lefevre and D. Oppenheimer to negotiate purchase of five blocks suitable for a city park. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 294-299 Vancouver March 28th 1887 The Council met on Monday March 28th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean (in the Chair) Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Isaac Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Kenneth Forbes, asking to be appointed on the Police Force. Referred to Police Committee. From Thos. C. Sorby re the Sewage of the City. Referred to a Committee of the Whole. From Louisa Wilson for privilege to dig a drain near her property on the corner of Hastings and Westminster Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From Louisa Wilson, asking that brick piled in front of her property on Water Street be removed. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From Thornton Till, asking the Council to appoint Specials for the protection of Chinese working on Brighouse property. Referred to Police Commissioners. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer that Alderman Humphries be added to Police Committee. Carried. Accounts Vancouver Carriage Works 34.85 F.W.L. Robert Grant, Coal oil etc 90.55 F.W.L. Thos. F. McGuigan $3.00 Finance Owen Hughes, Washing $6.50 Health Hastings Mill Co. .75 F.W.L. R. Mathison, Printing $3.75 Finance Robert Couth, Coal $28.00 Finance H.A. Berry, Drayage $1.50 Finance F.W. Mitchell, Drayage $1.00 Finance Reports The F.W.L. Committee met on Monday March 28th 1887 at 3. P.M. The following accounts we recommend to be paid. Abrams & co To Supplies to Fire Hall $15.00 J. Hallawell To Lighting Lamps $3.00 We have authorized the Chairman of the F.W.L. Committee to make the following purchases for the Fire Department. (1) 12 Brass Firemans' Lanterns (2) 500 feet of Hose (3) Silsby Heater. (4) 4 pick axes. We ask the Council to sanction this action on the part of your Committee. Adopted sgd R.H. Alexander Lefevre - Lockerby Chairman The Board of Health met on Monday March 28th 1887 at 7.30 P.M. The following accounts we recommend to be paid. F.X. Martin, Groceries $28.65 Northcott & Palmer, Groceries $16.70 G.H. Wright, Bread $11.02 sgd. Geo. H. Lockerby Acting Chairman Adopted, Alexander - Clark. The Finance Committee met on Friday March 25th 1887 at 8. P.M. and beg to submit the following report: We have considered the petition of Messrs. Budlong and Cooke re a grant of thirty dollars towards the improvement of

Vancouver City Officials’ salaries will total $12,600 this year – April 4, 1887

Salaries for all City Officials expected to total $12,600 for 1887. Thos. Quann asked Council for “relief” (welfare benefits) for Neil Nicholson, and D. McLeod. Abrams & Co. submitted bills to the Board of Health; $35 for bedding and $14 for coffins. Dr. McGuigan's report on the death of Simon Heisburg to go to the City Solicitor to see if the City has any liability in the matter. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 300-305 Vancouver April 4th 1887 The Council met on Monday April 4th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present Alderman Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer and Sanders. Alderman L.A. Hamilton was appointed Chairman in the absence of the mayor on motion of D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Hall and Goepel, giving it as their opinion that they were not entitled to pay ten dollars for inspection for a Retail Licence. Laid on the table for consideration. From Thos. Quann asking relief for Neil Nicholson, and D. McLeod. Referred to the Health, and Relief Committee with power to act. From Leamy and Kyle and others praying the Council to build a two foot sidewalk from the South Side of False Creek bridge along the shore of False Creek to Leamy and Kyle's Mills. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. Accounts F.W. Hart, Chimneys $7.85 F.W.L. G.L. Allan, Shoes 3.00 Police B.C. Book-store, Stationery 3.45 Finance John M. Stewart, prisoners $91.50 Police S.T. Tilley, Stationery $5.00 Finance George, an Indian, Wood 6.00 Health A.J. Mathison, Hauling 4.00 B. of Works J.B. McKim, Fixing Crossings 49.50 B. of Works E.S. Scoullar & Co. 13.40 F.W.L. Reports. Finance Committee. The Finance Committee met on Friday April 1st 1887 at 3. P.M. The following Report is submitted. We would respectfully ask the Council to make the following appropriations to the Finance Committee for the Current year. To Salaries of City Officials $12600.00 To Printing of City By-Laws $250.00 To City Printing and Advertising $500.00 To Stationery $250.00 To Coal and Coal Oil $300.00 To Furniture for City Offices $350.00 We recommend the payment of the following accounts: Robert Couth, Coal $28.00 W.C. Bell, Rubber Stamp $2.50 F.W. Mitchell, Teaming $1.00 Thos. F. McGuigan, Summons$3.00 A. Mathison, Printing $3.75 H.A. Berry, Ballot Boxes $3.00 Telegraph Service $11.80 Returning officers $45.00 Daily News $68.92 D. Oppenheimer Chairman Adopted Clark - Mannion. Health. The Board of Health met on Friday April 1st 1887 at 2. P.M. The following Report is submitted. We have examined the following accounts and recommend their payment: Abrams & Co, Coffins $14.00 Abrams & Co, Bedding $35.05 Dr. McGuigan, Inquests $20.00 P. Gannon, Meat $16.74 H. McDowell & Co. $20.30 W. Ashford, Milk $5.00 R.K. Williamson $1.00 Tallersalls Stables $3.00 H.A. Berry $2.00 George, An Indian $15.00 Owen Hughes $6.50 Geo. H. Lockerby

C.P.R needs more room for switches – April 11, 1887

H. Abbott of the CPR required a tract of land extending east as far as Carrall Street “to give sufficient length for switches” exempt from city taxation. City Engineer E.B. Mohun to survey and make a contour map of the City between Burrard Street and Campbell Avenue and north of False Creek at a cost of $150. The Fire, Water and Light committee recommended the purchase of Fire Truck Figure 501 no 2 at $1,150. A lamp lighter was hired at a salary of $35 per month. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 306-315 Vancouver April 11th 1887 The Council met on Monday April 11th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present Aldermen Alexander, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Hamilton that Alderman Alexander be Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Robert Riesterer asking a donation from the Council to open up a road to his Brewery on Lots 9 and 10 in Block 24 in District Lot No. 302. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From Cook and Sweet asking permission to occupy a portion of Cordova Street near the Hastings Saw Mill Co Store, with building material. Allowed to occupy 1/3 of street and sidewalk provided a foot path be constructed around the work. From L. Samuel, asking Council to buy 5000 copies of the West Shore for one thousand dollars. The question was deferred until a special meeting in order that the publisher have time to ascertain the number of subscribers he can get in the City. Reports. The Finance Committee met on Friday April 8th 1887 at 8. P.M. The following accounts were recommended to be paid. Wm. Brown, printing $106.25 B.C. Book Store, Stationery $3.45 S.T. Tilley, Stamps $5.00 In order to meet the following estimated expenditure we would recommend that 3/4 of a cent on the dollar on all the real and personal property of the City be levied for the current year: - Board of Works $2100.00 Fire Water and Light $500.00 Board of Health $1400.00 Police Commissioners $1250.00 Salaries $12600.00 Gazette Printing $250.00 City Printing and Advertising $500.00 Stationery $250.00 Coal and Coal oil $300.00 Furniture $350.00 Expenses from Last year 4980.00 Interest on Debentures $2500.00 We also recommend that $30,000 be borrowed from the Bank of British Columbia on the security of the General Debentures to be devoted to the following purposes. Board of Works $24,500.00 Sewerage $1000.00 F.W. and Light $2500.00 Health $2000.00 Adopted. Lefevre - Sanders Sgd D. Oppenheimer Chairman Board of Works The Board of Works met on Wednesday April 6th 1887 and beg to submit the following Report. The Tenders for the improvement of Homer, Howe, Harris and Cambie Streets were opened and read as follows. Homer Street Wm. Harkins. Grubbing, grading &c

San Francisco engineer Schussler asked to examine Vancouver’s Water Works – April 15, 1887

Special Meeting to review the draft agreement between the City and the Coquitlam Water Works Company and to consider two pamphlets; the “West Shore”,and “Hand Book”. The draft Water Works agreement went to the City Solicitor. Council also to contact Civil Engineer H. Schussler of San Francisco inviting him to furnish a report on “the nature and durability of the material proposed to be used, and whether the pipes are adequate to give the service specified.” This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 316-317 Vancouver April 15th 1887 A Special Meeting of the Council, called to receive the draft of the Agreement of the Coquitlam Water Works Company and to consider a grant to be given to L. Samuels and M. Picken for Copies of the West Shore and Hand Book, was held on Friday April 15th 1887, at 4.P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. Commuications From L. Samuels and M. Picken asking Council to purchase their respective pamphlets. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Clark, that communications be referred to a Committee of three to consist of Aldermen Lefevre, Hamilton and Mannion to report to next meeting of Council. Carried. Coquitlam Water Works. The Agreement of the Coquitlam Water Works Company was submitted and read. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre, that the draft form of Agreement now submitted be referred to the City Solicitor and the Committee appointed by Council to confer with the Coquitlam Water Works Co. to revise the same and report to Council as soon as complete and that the City Solicitor be empowered to employ further legal assistance. Carried. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Mannion, that the data placed in the hands of the Council by the Coquitlam Company be sent to H. Schussler C.E. of San Francisco and that he be asked whether he will furnish the City a report on the nature and durability of the material proposed to be used; whether the pipes are adequate to give the service specified and an estimate of the cost of construction, naming the earliest date his report could be given and his charge for making the same and that he be requested to reply by wire as to whether he will give a report. Carried. The Council then adjourned. M.A. MacLean Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk.

Vancouver forms a Board of Commissioners of Police – April 18, 1887

Chairmen of all Standing Committees plus Alderman Mannion appointed to form the Board of Commissioners of Police. The Board of Works recommended the $500 deposit of contractor William Harkins be declared forfeit, as he had not completed his contract on time. Council denied the recommendation, asking them to reconsider. City forms petition to Dominion Government to establish immigrant sheds and an Immigration Agent to cope with the expected influx upon completion of the western terminus of the CPR, as well as a quarantine facility. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 318-325 Vancouver April 18th 1887 The Council met on Monday April 18th 1887 at 7.30 P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor MacLean presiding, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings read and adopted. Communications. From Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer asking for six weeks leave of absence. Request granted. From John Devine submitting Auditor's Report for March. Report Filed. From Thos. Dunn & Co asking Council to clear lane between Hastings and Cordova Streets connecting Abbott and Cambie Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From Alfred R. Coughtry asking permission to erect a Slaughter House on Lot 37 Block 3 District Lot No 200 A. Referred to the Board of Health. From Gravely and Spinks asking that Columbia Avenue be made to grade where it joins Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Henry Streatfield acknowledging receipt of letter from City Clerk re False Creek. Filed. From H. Schussler acknowledging receipt of telegram re Water Works and agreeing to make a report if he had time. Filed. From McDonald and Larson asking permission to dig a drain to connect with drain on Abbott Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From John M. Spinks giving notice that he would close in ten days the present road running to Westminster as it passes through his property. Laid over. From R.G. Tatlow and other praying the Council to improve Alexander Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Boultbee and Thornton Fell giving particulars of Chinese claims against the City. Laid on the table. From City Solicitor giving written opinion on account of Dr. McGuigan re enquiry and death of Simon Hirschburgh. Account referred to the Board of Health. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Sanders that Special Police be paid off the amount due them being $272.25. Carried. Accounts John Boultbee, Charter $360.00 Finance Thos. Quann, Boarding Sick 10.00 Health. Reports of Special Committee appointed to report on the pamphlet published by M. Pickin and the special British Columbia Number of the West Shore. Your Committee have perused Mr. Pickin's pamphlet and believe that the work is such as might be properly circulated by the Corporation and would recommend that 1000 copies @ 10 cts each be subscribed for. Your Committee feel that they cannot recommend the

Council goes over CPR agreement, sets date for referendum – April 21, 1887

Special Meeting to review proposed agreement with the CPR exempting certain of their lands from taxation. Date for taking the votes of the electors on this issue, and appointment of returning officers established. 100 copies of the agreement with the Coquitlam Water Works to be printed. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 326-327 Vancouver April 21st 1887 A Special Meeting of the City Council was held on Thursday April 21st 1887 for the purpose of considering the Agreement of the C.P.R. Co. with the City re the exemption of certain lands belonging to the said Company from taxation the passing of a By-Law on that behalf, and for consideration of Agreement with Coquitlam Water Works Company. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, presiding, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The proposed Agreement between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Corporation of the City of Vancouver was submitted and considered. After a lengthy discussion it was moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Humphries, that a By-Law exempting certain lands from taxation, belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company be read a first time. Carried. By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Lefevre. The Council went into Committee of the Whole to discuss By-Law and Agreement on motion of Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Sanders with Alderman Clark in the Chair. In Committee the By-Law was numbered 33 and read over clause by clause together with the Agreement after which the Committee rose to report By-Law and Agreement as passed in Committee. Alderman Lefevre introduced a By-Law to fix the time the polling-places and appoint Returning Officers for taking the votes of the electors on By-Law No 33, which was read a first time. By-Law read a second time on Motion of Dr. Lefevre. The Council went into Committee of the whole on By-Law with Alderman D. Oppenheimer in the Chair. The By-Law was numbered 34 in Committee and considered clause by clause. The Committee rose to report By-Law as passed in Committee. The By-Law was read a third time on motion of Alderman Lefevre and carried. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Humphries that 100 copies of Agreement between the Coquitlam Water Works Company and City of Vancouver be printed. Carried. The Council then adjourned. M.A. MacLean Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk.

Vancouver civic scavengers appointed – April 25, 1887
Scavengers with brooms and hand-cart

James Crowley appointed Night Scavenger, and W. W. Ayer Day Scavenger. A.R. Coughtry allowed to open slaughter house, provided he complies with health by-laws. C. G. Johnson presented a petition signed by 350 citizens requesting a park for recreation grounds. City Clerk asked to send request to the Secretary of State to match the City’s $10,000 budget for a hospital, and join forces to build a combined General and Marine Hospital. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance 1887-04-apr-25-vancouver-city-council-minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 328-335 Vancouver April 25th 1887 The Council met on Monday April 25th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last Regular and Special Meetings were read and adopted. Communications. From Edward Mohun C.E. giving notice that he had completed the Contour plan of the City and rendering his bill therefore. Referred to the Board of Works to take into consideration the proposed system. From J.H. Wert asking for contract for clearing road running along cemetery. Referred to the Board of Works, with power to act. From Malcolm Matheson and other praying for the improvement of Harris Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Rev. Jos. Hall and others praying for the improvement of Barnard Street. Referred to Board of Works. From property owners on Dunsmuir Street praying for the improvement of same. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Cartwright asking that grade be lowered in front of his property on Westminster Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From Donald Chisholm acknowledging receipt of letter re False Creek. Filed. From City Engineer submitting property estimate of $3960.00 for the planking of Westminster Avenue. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Wm. Harkins be paid 90 % of the amount of the estimate submitted in Westminster Avenue Bonds. Carried. Accounts. M. Pickin, to 1000 pamphlets $100.00 Finance Reports. Health. The Board of Health met on Monday April 25th 1887 at 11 A.M. and Report that they have considered the merits of the applicants for the positions of Night and Day Scavengers and would recommend that James Crowley be appointed Night Scavenger and W.W. Ayer Day Scavenger and that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the Bonds for Signature. We recommend that A.R. Coughtry be permitted to erect a Slaughter House on Lot 37 Block 3 200 A, he agreeing to comply with the provisions of the Health By-Law regulating Slaughter houses. sgd. J.M. Lefevre. Report adopted, Sanders - Mannion. Board of Works The Board of Works met on Wednesday April 20th 1887 at 2. P.M. The following Report is submitted. Tenders The Tenders for the improvement of Gore Avenue were opened and read as follows. James Hartney. Grubbing grading &c 70c per ft. Ditching 10c per ft. Box Culverts 25c per ft Sidewalks 25c per ft. Boyd and Clandening Grubbing grading &c 39c per ft. Sidewalking 23c per ft.

Clark’s Park offer rejected by Vancouver – May 2, 1887
Clark’s Park offer rejected by Vancouver – May 2, 1887

E.J. Clark offered to donate seven acres to the City for a Park in consideration of Council improving certain streets; Council replied it “cannot accept Mr. Clark’s offer at present”. Petitions for improvement of Dunsmiur, Barnard, and Harris Streets referred to the City Engineer to examine and report on each. Alderman David Oppenheimer appointed as Board of Health representative to act with the Board of Works on the question of sewerage. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 336-341 Vancouver May 2nd 1887 The Council met on Monday May 2nd 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor MacLean presiding, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From H. Schussler, C.E. informing Council that he had mailed his report re Coquitlam Water Works Company and leaving the fixing of his fee to Council. Laid on the table. From Richard Gibson, Mayor of Nanaimo inviting Mayor and Council and Citizens of Vancouver to join them in celebrating Her Majesty's Birthday at Nanaimo. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Mannion that the Council thank the Mayor of Nanaimo on behalf of the Citizens for his courteous offer and inform him that it is the intention of the Citizens generally to go on an excursion to Nanaimo, and as many of the members of the Corporation as can get away. Carried. From Herbert G. Lewis asking Council to send [a] map of that part of False Creek lying East of Westminster Avenue, desired to be conveyed to the City. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion that the Board of Works prepare a plan of that part of False Creek east of Westminster Avenue and transmit to H.G. Lewis. Carried. From Gilbert McConnell and others praying for the improvement of Hastings Street between Westminster Avenue and Jackson Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From Louisa Wilson asking that something be done towards improving Hastings Street near corner of Westminster Avenue and drawing attention to the dangerous condition of a building near her residence on Westminster Avenue through stove pipes being used as chimneys. Referred to B. of Works and F.W.L. From A.W. Cameron asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to the Board of F.W.L. From John Dougall drawing the attention of Council to the incomplete condition of the work on Abbott Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From E.J. Clark offering to donate seven acres to the City for Park purpose in consideration of Council improving certain streets. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Humphries, that we cannot accept Mr. Clark's offer at present. Carried. Accounts. G.H. Wright, Bread $7.77 Health R. Couth, Coal 35.00 F.W.L. & Finance A.J. Marks, frosting 7.00 Board of Works Dr. McGuigan $12.50 Health S.T. Tilley, Stationery $43.30 Finance W.T. Whiteway, Architect 57.50 Works H.G. Holman, Charter 5.00

Vancouver Mayor and Aldermen review $28,000 Water Works acquisition – May 6, 1887
Vancouver Mayor and Aldermen review $28,000 Water Works acquisition – May 6, 1887

Special Meeting to receive Engineer C. Schussler’s report on the Water Works proposal. The City Solicitor instructed to prepare agreement and Bylaw that the Company “be limited to an issue of $280,000 first mortgage Bonds leaving interest at 3 per centum per annum.” This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 page 342 only Vancouver May 6th 1887 A Special meeting of the Council called to consider Water Works agreement was held on Friday May 6th 1887 at 3. P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean presiding Aldermen Alexander, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. Communication From H. Schussler Chief Engineer of the Spring Valley Water Works Company San Francisco, giving his Report on Coquitlam Water Works Company's Scheme. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Lockerby that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare agreement and By-Law to the effect that the Company be limited to an issue of $280,000 first mortgage Bonds leaving interest at 3 per centum per annum and that they be ready for submission to next regular meeting of Council. Carried. The Committee then adjourned. M.A. MacLean Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Vancouver sends $500 to the Nanaimo Relief Fund after mine explosion – May 9, 1887
Vancouver sends $500 to the Nanaimo Relief Fund after mine explosion – May 9, 1887

Police Committee recommends the hiring of a Police Court Clerk to attend at police court, take down evidence, receive fines paid into Court, and keep account of prisoners committed. That the Coquitlam Water Works Company deposit with the City Treasurer the sum of four hundred dollars the same to be forfeited by the Company to the Corporation to meet the costs of obtaining Mr. Schussler's opinion and the expenses of submitting this By-Law to the people in the event of failure on their part to deposit the amount of Bond money as agreed upon”. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance 1887-05-may-09-vancouver-city-council-minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 343-349 Vancouver May 9th 1887 The Council met on Monday May 9th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean presiding, Aldermen Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The minutes of last regular and special Meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Thos. C. Sorby asking that electric poles be removed from in front of entrance to Hudson's Bay Co. Store. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From J. Lowe, Secretary of the Minister of Agriculture acknowledging receipt of letter re Immigrant Sheds. Filed. From Fraser & Leonard acquainting Council that they had been appointed agents for Woven Hose Company and asking for a share of the Council's patronage in the fire apparatus line. Referred to the F.W.L. Committee. From C.G. Tatlow offering on behalf of the Vancouver Improvement Company certain blocks for park purposes, for $6750.00 Referred to the Board of Works. From Tomkins Bros. claiming 5.50 for interpreters fees. Reports. Fire Water and Light. The Fire Water and Light Committee met on Saturday May 7th 1887 at 2 P.M. and beg to report that they have considered the application of A.W. Cameron Fire Engineer for an increase of salary but have deferred recommending any action in the matter until a full meeting of the Board. The following accounts were recommended to be paid. Thos. Dunn & Co. $3.11 E.P. Hamilton $4.00 Tye & Co. 60c sgd Jos. Mannion Acting Chairman Report adopted. Police Commissioners The Police Commissioner met on Monday May 9th 1887 at 11.A.M. and report that they have considered the advisability of appointing an additional number to the Police Force for taking charge of the Chain Gang and would recommend that applications be called for to be received up to Monday next and that an officer be appointed from the applicants. In order that a more vigilant scrutiny may be exercised over police Court receipts they would recommend that a Police Court Clerk be appointed who will be required to attend at Police Court, take down evidence, receive fines paid into Court and keep account of prisoners committed. The following accounts are recommended for payment. John M. Stewart to Boarding prisoners in March and April $210.00 Thos. Dunn & Co, Shovels etc $8.05 A.J. Matheson, teaming $4.00 G.L. Allen, Brogans $3.00

Well and drain to be put in at the foot of Carrall Street – May 16, 1887

A well and box drain to be installed at the foot of Carrall Street, near Sprott's Cannery.Police Commissioners have interviewed applicants, but delayed appointment of Police Officers for one week. Vancouver accepted the News-Advertiser's offer for printing for the next year. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 350-359 Vancouver May 16th 1887 The Council met on Monday May 16th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present His Worship Mayor McLean, and all of the Aldermen with the exception of I. Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From G. Powell Under Secretary of State acknowledging receipt of resolutions re the establishment of a Public Hospital and establishment of a Quarantine. Filed. From G. Gibson, Mayor of Nanaimo, acknowledging receipt of grant from Council. Filed. The following communications were referred to the Board of Works: - From H.G. Holman and others re the improvement of Cordova Street from Homer Street to the Wharf. From A.W. Wright and others re the improvement of Water Street. From William Porter, M.E. Foster and others re the improvement of Dunsmuir Street. From Alexander Struthers and others re the improvement of Keefer Street. From John Devine submitting Auditor's Report for April. Filed. From Edgar C. Goulding drawing the attention of Council to the condition of McCloud and Nicholson at the Central Hotel. Referred to the Board of Health. From G.W. Henry, re the selling of trees to the City. Filed. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Humphries, that the improvement of Cambie Street between Hastings and Water Streets be referred to the Board of Works for consideration. Carried. Report No 11. of Police Commissioners The Police Commissioners met on Monday May 16th 1887 at 11. A.M. and report that they have considered the applications for the position of Police Officer but have deferred the appointment for one week. The following accounts were recommended to be paid. W.W. Ayer, Teaming $1.75 Tomkins Brew $5.50 Sgd Jos. Mannion. Report adopted, Hamilton - Lefevre. Report No 25 Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday May 13th 1887 at 8 P.M. and report that they have considered the following accounts and would recommend their payment. H.G. Holman, City Charter $5.00 Thos. H. Condell, City Charter $5.00 Telegraph Co $1.75 Vancouver News $20.14 Wm. Brown $55.30 Robert Couth, Coal $21.00 R. Mathison $7.75 Tye & Co. $7.30 A.J. Marks $7.00 S.T. Tilley $3.30 We recommend that the tender of the News Advertiser be accepted for the year at the rates tendered for by the Daily Advertiser viz 3 cents per line (non pareil measure 10 lines to the inch) first insertion and two cents per line each subsequent insertion. Sgd D. Oppenheimer Chairman Report Adopted, Lefevre - Alexander. Report No 38 of The Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Friday May 13th 1887 and report that they have considered the following accounts and recommend

Vancouver commemorates arrival of the first train – May 23, 1887
Vancouver commemorates arrival of the first train – May 23, 1887

By-Law No 33 excepting from taxation for 30 years “certain lands belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co.” was finalized and sent to the newspapers. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries, “I have much pleasure in moving that we adjourn this evening in honor of this day the 23rd of May 1887 as the proudest that has ever been chronicled in the annals of the Province and our fair City by the completion of the C.P.R. to its western terminus…and by the arrival of the first train”   This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 359-361 Vancouver May 23rd 1887 The Council met on Monday May 23rd 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, presiding, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Horse-racing Committee informing Council that they had gone over the ground in the City with a view of finding a suitable place for horse racing and recommended that Granville Street be fixed up for that purpose. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Humphries that the Communication be referred to the Board of Works, confer with the horse-racing Committee, with power to take steps towards carrying out the Work. Carried. Report No 40 Board of Works. Vancouver May 20th 1887 The Board of Works met on Friday May 20th 1887 at 8 P.M. and recommended that the following accounts be paid. Boyd and Clandening, Cambie Street $60.00 Boyd and Clandening, Cambie Street $2019.50 Muir & Pratt, Hastings Street 847.40 We have directed that one hundred and ninety dollars the balance of the appropriation of $500.00 be expended on the park in levelling under the supervision of the City Engineer. sgd L.A. Hamilton Chairman Report adopted. By-Laws. By-Law No 33 excepting from taxation for 30 years certain lands belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. was read a third time on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer. The By-Law was ordered to be gazetted on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Humphries. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries, I have much pleasure in moving that we adjourn this evening in honor (sic) of this day the 23rd of May 1887 as the proudest that has ever been chronicled in the annals of the Province and our fair City by the completion of the C.P.R. to its western terminus, binding the Atlantic to the Pacific and by the arrival of the first through train which is the beginning of the great future in store for us and sincerely trust on the 1st of July next we will be able to celebrate the day in a more befitting manner on the occasion of the Queen's Jubilee and further hope every one will put their shoulders to the wheel to make our celebration that day a commemorative

Board of Works promotes Granville Street horse racing – June 6, 1887
Board of Works promotes Granville Street horse racing – June 6, 1887

The Board of Works submits an Engineer’s report for the City to improve Granville Street for horse racing. C.P.R. lawyers suggest a “certain alteration in agreement” to the tax exempt status of their lands – approved by Council. Thomas Quann (proprietor of the Central Hotel at 56 Cordova Street) awarded $20 for keeping McLeod & Nicholson in his hotel while sick. Board of Health recommends that no such claim be awarded in future without prior agreement. A 5% discount to be offered on all taxes paid in prior to August 1. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 362-369 Vancouver June 6th 1887 The Council met on Monday June 6th 1887 at 7.30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, presiding, Aldermen Alexander, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From H. Abbott, Superintendent of the Pacific Division of the Canadian Pacific Railway submitting certain alteration in agreement re the exemption of certain lands belonging to Canadian Pacific Railway, and asking for the approval of Council. Moved by Alderman David Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Alexander, that the Alterations, as suggested by the C.P.R. Solicitors be approved of by this Council. Carried. From W.S. Gore, Surveyor General informing Council that it was the intention of the Government to take immediate steps towards improving Westminster Avenue South of False Creek and the Hastings Road outside the City Limits. Filed. From Secretary of Minister of Agriculture acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re the establishment of a Quarantine Station at Vancouver. Filed. From F.G. Vernon, C.C. of L. & W. that the Government was not in a position at present to make a grant of the Cemetery to the City and also drawing attention to an exchange of certain lots for Lot 2 Block 2. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Wm. Smith Deputy Minister of Marine, acknowledging receipt of resolution re the establishment of a Marine Hospital in Vancouver. Filed. From Campbell Sewer Pipe Company submitting prices of vitrified pipe. Filed. From M.L. Campbell and others asking that lane in rear of their Lots on Westminster Avenue be cleared. Referred to the Board of Works. From Alex C. Perry Secretary of the Base Ball Club complaining of the non-completion of the Park. Referred to the Board of Works. From Edward Waswell re a system of Water Works for the City. Filed. Accounts. John Dougal, Supper for Firemen $150.00 F.W.L. Hayes & McIntosh, Meat $14.40 Health Thos. Egan, Estimate on Dupont St. 779.66 B. of W. Wm. Harkins, Estimate on Westminster 10394.00 B. of W. John Gibson, Crossings 27.00 B. of W. Thos. Crawford, Special Police 10.00 Police G.H. Wright, Bread $3.30 Health G. Fred Opham, Drayage 2.00 Health Wm. Mariner, Digging grave 3.50 Health Tattersall Stables 5.00 F.W.L. Vancouver Daily News $45.00 Finance Vancouver Daily News 77.29 Finance Returning Officers

Standard loaf of bread in Vancouver will be 1.5 pounds – June 15, 1887
Standard loaf of bread in Vancouver will be 1.5 pounds – June 15, 1887

room at City Hall to be fitted up for the use of Justice McCreight, and a City constable to be detailed to attend on Court days. City Solicitor to prepare a by-law that the weight of a loaf of bread be fixed at one and a half pounds. Board of Health recommends acceptance of the land donated by Mr. Miller to establish a city “dumping ground”. City Clerk to write to Minister of Marine & Fisheries asking permission to extend city sewage pipe to a point below low water mark. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 370-377 Vancouver June 15th 1887 The Council met on Wednesday June 15th 1887 at 7.30 P.M. Present Aldermen Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer that Alderman Lefevre take the Chair in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Auditor's Report for May shewing accounts correct was read and filed. Communications From C.G. Johnson asking that a room be fitted up in the City Hall for the use of Justice McCreight. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion that the City Clerk be instructed to notify Justice McCreight that a room will be furnished for him at once. Carried. From C.G. Johnson asking for the constant attendance of a constable in the City Hall on Court days. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Humphries, that one of our constables be detailed for duty on Court days. Carried. From H.P. Ceperley, and others, asking Council to prevent piling and burning. Action already taken. From Henry Arkell and others asking Council to regulate the weight of bread by By-Law. Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Mannion that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare a By-Law to that effect and that the weight for each loaf be fixed at 1 1/2 pounds. Carried. From E.J. Clark offering Site for a Public Hospital. Referred to the Board of Health. From I.W. Powell and others praying Council to make certain improvements on the South Side of False Creek. Referred to the Board of Works. From Jas. A. Robinson, City Clerk of New Westminster inviting Mayor and Council to that City to take part in celebration on 21st and 22nd. The City Clerk was instructed to reply to communication. From Wm. Cargill and Thos. Dunn re the further improvement on Dunlevy Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From H.A. Jones re the improvement of Ninth Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From J.H. Carlisle re the placing of a drain on Water Street. Referred to the Board of Works. Report No 14 Board of Health. The Board of Health met on Friday June 10th 1887. The Board would deem it advisable to have a regular dumping ground for the City and would recommend that Council accept the land lately offered by Mr.

Grant sues City of Vancouver for “wine drank by the police” – June 20, 1887

Claim from A.M. Grant for compensation for “wine drank by the police”. Order from J. H. Gray, Judge of Supreme Court ordering to pay (City Clerk) T. McGuigan ten dollars for “services connected with the Revision of the Voter’s List”. Alderman Alexander appointed Trustee for the “investment of the Sinking Funds of this City” This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 378-380 Vancouver June 20th 1887 The Council met on Monday June 20th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present Aldermen Alexander, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Mannion, that Alderman D. Oppenheimer be appointed Chairman. Carried. Communications. From W.J. Brewer, re state of lane between Hastings and Cordova Streets. Referred to the Board of Health. From Herbert G. Lewis, agreeing to allow City to run their sewer pipe to below low water mark. Filed. From H. Bullock Webster and others asking for the improvement of certain Streets on the South Side of False Creek. Referred to the Board of Works. From W.B. Wilson asking that the City Engineer be instructed to give the grade and run the Street lines on the corner of Abbott and Cordova Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From Louisa Wilson asking that the Lane in the rear of her lots on Hastings Street be cleared. Referred to the Board of Works. From Q. Smith applying for the position of Night Scavenger and Street Sprinkler Referred to the Board of Health. From Blake and Muir, Attorneys for A.M. Grant claiming compensation for wine drank by the police. Referred to the City Solicitor. From F.W. Hart asking that Cemetery be put in proper condition for burials. Referred to the Board of Health with power to act. From Admiral Culme-Seymour, agreeing to come to this City on the first of July. Filed. From D.B. Charleson and others asking for the improvement of Hamilton Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From J.H. Gray, Judge of Supreme Court ordering that Thos. F. McGuigan be paid ten dollars for services connected with the Revision of the Voters' List. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Mannion, that the amount be paid. Carried. Motions Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Alderman Alexander be named by this Council to act as Trustee for the investment of the Sinking Funds of this City. Carried. By-Law. A By-Law to amend By-Law No 5 was read a first time. By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Sanders. Council went into Committee of the Whole on motion of Alderman Lefevre with Alderman Alexander in the Chair. In Committee the By-Law was numbered 36 and read over clause by clause. The Committee then rose to Report By-Law as amended in Committee. By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Alexander. By-Law ordered to be

Vancouver’s sewers to have cast iron junctions – June 27, 1887
Vancouver’s sewers to have cast iron junctions – June 27, 1887

Board of Works accepted L. Law’s tender to furnish cast iron junctions for the sewers at 4 cents per pound. Cemetery to be enclosed by a rail fence with cedar posts to be sunk 2 ½ feet below ground, and a double gate. Requests for opening up of Ninth Street (now Broadway) and Quebec Street put off until later. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 381-384 Vancouver June 27 1887 The Council met on Monday June 27th 1887. Present Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Humphries, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Rankin asking the use of the Chairs for Saturday evening next. Request granted on motion of Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion. Report No 12 of Police Committee The Police Committee met on Friday June 24th 1887 and report that they have considered the following accounts and recommend their payment. V. Stroube, Fixing Key 75 cents Special Police $22.00 Dr. McGuigan, Medical Advice $20.00 Dr. Langis, Medical Advice $5.00 C.P.R. Telegraph Co. $7.60 John M. Stewart, Boarding $89.000 Thos. Crawford, Special Police $10.00 sgd Jas. Mannion Adopted Sanders - I. Oppenheimer. Report No 22 F.W.L. Committee The Fire Water and Light Committee met on Saturday June 25th 1887 and report that we have considered the following accounts and recommend their payment: - Freight on Hose, and Lanterns $13.94 R. Rutherford, Hauling Engine $30.50 Patrick Heffron $6.25 Thos. Porter $6.25 In considering the account of John Dougall for refreshments furnished to the Vancouver and Westminster Fire Brigades we consider that one hundred dollars would be ample remuneration for such refreshments and recommend the payment of that amount. We recommend that the Fire Hall Lot be fenced in at the rear end. sgd Rich. H. Alexander, Chairman. Adopted Mannion - D. Oppenheimer. Report No 43 of The Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Friday June 24th 1887 and report that they have considered the petition of Bewick and others for a bridge over a creek on 200 A and have instructed the City Engineer to examine and report. We recommend that a contract be given to Stephenson and McCraney to enclose that part of the Cemetery improved by a rail fence, cedar posts all around sunk 2 ft. 6 in. in the ground and put in a double gate hung, for the sum of $90.00 We have instructed the City Engineer to make the crossings of the lane possible between Powell and Alexander Streets east of Westminster Avenue, and to give W.B. Wilson the grade asked for and to run the street line according to the old survey. With reference to the petition of H.A. Jones for the opening up of Ninth Avenue we recommend that the consideration of the matter be deferred as money is more urgently needed to be expended in

Contractors must complete work for City of Vancouver on time, or pay – July 4, 1887

City Clerk to advise all present and future contractors that if contracts with the City are not completed in the specified time, City Council will take them off the contractors’ hands, complete them, and bill the contractor for the cost. William Harkins’ tender for constructing sewers was accepted. Vote of thanks to Admiral Sir Michael Culene-Seymour and the officers of the Pacific Squadron for their presence and assistance in celebrating Her Majesty’s Jubilee on July 1st. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 385-390 Vancouver July 4th 1887 The Council met on Monday July 4th 1887 at 7.30. P.M. Present Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. Alderman Hamilton was appointed Chairman in the absence of Mayor MacLean. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Leamy and Kyle asking that Cambie and Smithe Streets be opened up. Referred to the Board of Works. From H.J. Cambie asking that Georgia Street be improved. Referred to the Board of Works. From Thornton Fell claiming $522 on behalf of Chinese for putting out fires on the Brighouse Estate. Laid over till return of the Mayor. Accounts Thos. Dunn & Co., Nails etc. $8.95 B. of W. Thos. Dunn & Co., Shovels etc. 233.15 F.W.L. Wm. Harkins, Powell St. 9957.40 B. of W. Wm. Harkins, Granville St 1382 B. of W. Wm. Harkins, Park 500 B. of W. Wm. Harkins, Tank 400 B. of W. Wm. Harkins, teaming 22.00 B. of W. W.L. McDonald & Co, Tank $493.00 B. of W. Abrams & Co, Matting etc. $67.46 Finance Hargreaves & Kemp, fixings $1.75 B. of W. J.B. Thornton, Polish .50 Finance J.B. Thornton, groceries 6.92 Health J.B. Thornton, groceries 6.90 Health S.T. Tilley, Stamps 25.25 Finance G.H. Wright, Bread 7.35 Health F.W. Hart, Blinds 5.00 Finance Wm. Urquhart, Water Barrels 9.75 Health W. Ayer, Scavenger Work 18.00 Health W. Ayer, Scavenger Work 5.50 Health Gutta Percha & Rubber Co., Hose 473.33 F.W.L. McDonald & Cameron 38.00 F.W.L. B.B. Skinner, Drayage 4.00 Health Vancouver Herald, printing 46.00 B. of W. Wm. Templeton, Pails 1.00 F.W.L. Mrs. Dunbar, attendance 61.00 Health Thos. P. Walling, Interpreter 5.00 Police Owen Hughes, Washing etc. 13.00 Health Albert Lodge, Express 75 cts Police Robert Couth, Coal 7.00 F.W.L. Vancouver News, Advertiser 76.52 Finance John M. Stewart, Boarding 91.50 Police Report No 44 of The Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Monday July 4th 1887 to consider tenders for constructing sewers and beg to submit an analysis of the tenders as made by the Sewerage Engineer sgd L.A. Hamilton Chairman City Hall, Vancouver 4th July 1887 The Chairman and Members of the Board of Works, Gentlemen, In accordance with your verbal instructions I have examined the tenders for sewerage and have the honor (sic) to report: 1st that four tenders have been received. Messrs. Cook & Sweet, $8166.68 Messrs. McDonald

City of Vancouver needs a road from Fraser River to False Creek – July 11, 1887

City Clerk to write to the Provincial Government asking that a road be constructed “from the North Arm of the Fraser River in a direct line from Sea and Lulu Islands to False Creek”. City Solicitor T.T. Black advises Council to “resist” the claim of A.M. Grant for sherry seized by the police. Fire Water and Light Committee recommends that Council discontinue the offices of License, Health and Fire Inspectors. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 03-09 Vancouver July 11th 1887 The Council met on Monday July 11th 1887 at 7.30. p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Hugh McGee and others praying the Council to memorialize the Government re the construction of a road from Sea and Lulu Islands to the foot of Granville Street. Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Lefevre "that a memorial be sent to the Provincial Government asking that the road from the North Arm of the Fraser River in a direct line from Sea and Lulu Islands to False Creek as petitioned for by certain citizens and residents of the District be constructed." Carried. From Thos. T. Black, City Solicitor, giving it as his opinion that the claim of A.M. Grant for Sherry seized by the Police should be resisted. Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Lefevre, that A.M. Grant's Solicitors be informed that the City will resist payment of the account rendered by them for sherry seized by the police." Carried. From Duncan McCrae asking for the position of Sewer Inspector. Referred to the Board of Works. From S. Gough, City Clerk, Nanaimo acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council. Filed. From M. Culene-Seymour acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council. Filed. From R.G. Tatlow asking Council to open up certain streets in 200A. Referred to the Board of Works. From Henry Mutrie and others praying for the improvement of Park Avenue and Johnston Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From J.H. Carlisle asking for the appointment of a Fireman at a Salary. Referred to the F.W.L. Committee with power to act immediately. From L.A. Hamilton, Assistant Land Commissioner, submitting draft form of lease for Block 48. Referred to Finance Committee. Reports. Fire Water and Light Committee No 25. The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Saturday July 9, 1887 and report that they have considered the following accounts and recommend their payment: I. McEwan & Co., Teaming $6.00 John A. Carney, Watching Fires 74.00 Tank on Hamilton Street 144.42 Robert Couth, Coal 7.00 Wm. Templeton, Three pails 1.00 McDonald & Cameron, putting out fires 38.00 Gutta Percha Rubber Co. 473.33 Thos. Dunn & Co., Shovels etc. 174.54 We recommend to Council the discontinuance of the office of License, Health and Fire Inspector and that the present

Owen Hughes rewarded $25 for fire bravery – July 18, 1887

Mr. Owen Hughes, steward of the Hospital, granted $25 in compensation for loss of money and property during his efforts to save the hospital building during the May 31 fire. Mr. E.J. Clark of Toronto’s offer of a lot for a City Hospital was considered, but the Board of Health recommends no action be taken at present. City Clerk to write to the Provincial Secretary asking that the appropriations voted at the last meeting of the Legislature be placed to the credit of the City. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 10-14 Vancouver July 18, 1887 The Council met on Monday July 18, 1887 at 7.30 p.m. Present Aldermen Clark, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, Isaac Oppenheimer, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. Moved by Alderman David Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Alderman Mannion be appointed Chairman pro tem. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communication. From the President and Council of the British Columbia Rifle Association, requesting the pleasure of the attendance of the Mayor and Council on the occasion of the opening of the Annual Prize Meeting. The Clerk was instructed to reply. Reports. Board of Health. The Board of Health met on Friday July 15th 1887 and report that they have examined the following accounts and recommend their payment: J.B. Thornton, Groceries for Hospital$13.52 F.X. Martin, Groceries for Hospital 57.81 H. McDowell &c., Medicines 3.00 Owen Hughes, Washing etc. $13.00 Mrs. James Dunbar 45.00 B.B. Skinner, Drayage $2.50 W.W. Ayer, Scavenger Work 20.50 Wm. Urquhart 9.75 G.H. Bright, Bread 3.75 Walter Ashford, Milk 11.75 We recommend that as Mr. Owen Hughes, Steward of the City Hospital, has lost considerable money and property in his efforts to save said building from fire on the 31st of May, that he be granted twenty five dollars as a mark of appreciation for the services he rendered in connection therewith. We consider the time has arrived when the appointment of a Medical Health Officer should be considered and we would therefore urge upon the Council the necessity of taking immediate steps towards the appointment of such officer. The communication of Mr. E.J. Clark of Toronto, offering a site for the City Hospital was considered but your committee would recommend that no action be taken towards the erection of a hospital at present. sgd. J.M. Lefevre Chairman Moved by Alderman I. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre that the Board of Health be empowered to make all arrangements for the construction of a general Hospital. Carried. Report adopted on motion of Ald. Isaac Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre. Board of Works The Board of Works met on Friday July 15th 1887 and report that the following tenders have been received for the improvement of Hamilton Street, and Dunlevy Avenue. Hamilton Street. W.C. Muir Grubbing etc. per L. ft. 49 cents Sidewalks per L. ft. 20 cents McDonald & Cameron Grubbing &c per

Baseball team may put up caretaker’s building in Stanley Park – July 25, 1887
Baseball team may put up caretaker’s building in Stanley Park – July 25, 1887

Permission granted for the Base Ball Club to erect a small building for a Caretaker on the Park grounds. City treasurer to pay the freight on the hook and ladder truck and the half year’s interest on the $114,100 debenture. Finance Committee have considered the draft form of lease submitted by the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. re Block 48 but caution some provisions are too stringent to be adopted by the Council. Board of works has instructed the City Clerk to call for tenders for the improvement of Granville Street and the widening of the Westminster Road. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 15-20 Vancouver July 25th 1887 The Council met on Monday July 25th 1887 at 7.30 p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Thos. Stephenson on behalf of the Base Ball Club asking permission to erect a small building for a Caretaker on the Park Grounds. Permission Granted. The following petitions were referred to the Board of Works: - I.J. Hayden and others for the improvement of Water Street. Robert Couth and others for the improvement of 6th, 7th & 8th Avenues and Westminster Avenue. Walter E. Graveley and others for the improvement of Oppenheimer Street. Captain G. Cox and others for the improvement of Oppenheimer Street and Jackson and Carl Avenues. Frazier Stover for the improvement of Eveleigh. From Oppenheimer Bros. asking permission to use parts of Alexander, Powell and Columbia Av. for Railway siding. From W.S. Gore acknowledging receipt of Resolution of Council re opening up of a road from Lulu and Sea Islands into the City of Vancouver and expressing regrets that there was no appropriations available for that purpose. Filed. From F.G. Vernon acknowledging receipt of letter re removal of R.D. Pitt from Lot 2, Block 2, O.G.T. and informing Council that Mr. Pitt had no authority to occupy said grounds. Filed. From John J. McGee, Clerk of the Privy Council, sending Copy of a Report of the Privy Council re a grant of Military Reserve for Park Purposes. The Clerk was instructed to acknowledge receipt of Report. Reports. Finance Committee. The Finance Committee met on Friday July 22nd 1887 and beg to report that they have examined the following accounts and recommend their payment: - Thomson Bros., Stationery $3.35 Abrams & Co., Matting etc. $67.46 S.T. Tilley, Stamps etc. $36.50 F.W. Hart, Blinds $5.00 J. Miller, Rent of P.O. Box etc. $3.95 J.B. Thornton, Blacking .50 cents We recommend that the City Treasurer be instructed to pay the freight on the hook and ladder truck and the half year's interest on the $14100 debenture. Also that the City Clerk be authorized to insure the addition to the City Hall for one thousand dollars. We have considered the draft form of

Fifty foot fire hose needed for Vancouver – August 1, 1887

Board of Works recommend that the Contract for Granville Street be awarded to McDonald and Cameron; Cambie Street to Wm. Harkins; Park Avenue and Johnston Street to Henry Bowers; Georgia Street to Wm. Harkins, Seventh Avenue to W.L. McDonald, Fire Hall to McDonald & Holden and painting to A.J. Marks. Permission granted Chairman of the Fire Water and Light Committee to purchase 50 feet of small hose for the fire engine. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 21-29 Vancouver August 1st 1887 The Council met on Monday August 1st 1887 at 7.30 p.m. Present His Worship, Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Devine, submitting Auditor's Report for June. Filed. From John Robson, Provincial Secretary re grants for Hospital and Fire purpose. Referred to F.W.L. Committee to consider in conjunction with Chief of the Fire Brigade. From Oppenheimer Bros. asking that Columbia Avenue be graded and planked the full width from Alexander to Oppenheimer Strs. Referred to the B. of Works. From Oppenheimer Bros. asking permission to lift sidewalk in front of their premises on Powell Street to allow of the digging of a drain, and also to be allowed to raise the grade of the sidewalk when replacing it: Permission granted to lift sidewalk and the matter of changing the grade referred to the City Engineer. (Lefevre - Humphries) From James Hartney asking permission to dig a well on Dupont Street. Referred to the B. of Works. From John Dougall asking for $50.00 for supplying refreshments to Firemen. Filed on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Humphries. Accounts. John M. Stewart, Boarding prisoners $241.50 Thos. Beckett, Lettering $20.00 F.W.L. Thos. Dunn & Co., Nails etc. $12.47 F.W.L. E.S. Scoullar, Tinware etc. $14.12 F.W.L. J.B. Thornton, Coal Oil $4.00 F.W.L. R. Mathison, printing $12.75 Finance Gutta Percha Co., Heater etc. $1405.67 F.W.L. Fuller Freeman & Co., drayage 1.00 Finance A.R. Coughtrey, Lard $2.24 F.W.L. H.A. Berry, express $3.00 Finance W.C. Marshall, Express 4.00 Police B.C. Stationery Co. 1.50 Finance S.T. Tilley, Stationery 29.50 Finance Forbes Isaiah, fixings 6.95 Police R.C.P. Mills 3.00 F.W.L. Palmer Bros., Coal 7.25 F.W.L. Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 31.00 Health John Clough, Attendance 6.50 Health John Owens, police duty 4.00 Police Hastings Saw Mill Co. 7.00 F.W.L. W.W. Ayer 23.25 F.W.L. Vancouver Wine Co. 5.50 Health Report No 48, of The Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Friday July 29th and Monday August 1st 1887 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for the improvement of Granville and Georgia Streets, Cambie And Seventh Avenue and Park Avenue and Johnston Street and erecting and painting addition to Fire Hall: - Granville Street. E. Cosgrove. Grading etc. per L. ft. 87 cents Sidewalks per L. ft. 45 cents McDonald &

Dupont Street well will be allowed until Council needs it filled in – August 8, 1887

Appointment laid off for one week. James Hartney allowed to sink a well on Dupont Street (now Pender Street) on the understanding that it must be filled in when Council requests it. Council unable to make a grant of money to the BC Rifle Association. Doctors Robertson, Beckinsale, and Langis all applied for the position of Medical Health Officer. The police men allowed each in turn ten days leave of absence. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 30 - 37 Vancouver Aug 8th 1887 The Council met on Monday August 8th 1887 at 7.30, p.m. All the members being present. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Royal City Planing Mills Co. asking that a tank be placed at the South end of Carrall Street. Referred to the B. of Works. From W.S. Gore, Surveyor General, acquainting Council that the Government did not consider it advisable to interfere with the contract on Westminster Avenue. Filed. From W.S. Gore informing Council that a copy of contract on Westminster Avenue could be procured from Ed McKindry. Filed. From E.H. Fletcher, Secretary of the British Columbia Rifle Association asking that a grant be made to the Association. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Sanders that Mr. Fletcher be informed that the Council regret that he City Finances will not permit of an appropriation for the purpose asked for. Carried. From John Robson, Provincial Secretary, re grant to Hospital. Moved by Alderman David Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion, that the City Clerk be instructed to give the Provincial Secretary the information required regarding the maintenance of our City Hospital. Carried. From Leonora Z. Hughes asking that Council due for Coroner's Inquest held after the fire by the late Mr. Hughes. Referred to City Solicitor. Medical Health Officer. The following applications were received for the position of Medical Health Officer. Dr. A.M. Robertson, Dr. Beckinsale, Dr. Langis. The appointment was laid over for one week. No 49. Report of The Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Friday August 5th 1887 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for the improvement of Oppenheimer Street and Carl and Jackson Avenues. Oppenheimer Street. Boyd and Clandenning Grubbing &c per L. ft. 36 cts Sidewalks per L. ft. 19 cts Plank for Culverts M. ft. $15.00 McDonald & Cameron Grubbing &c per L. ft. 49 cts Sidewalks per L. ft. 22 cts plank for Culverts per M. ft. $17.00 Jackson & Carl Avenues Boyd & Clandenning Grubbing &c per L. ft. 35 cts Sidewalks per L. ft. 18 cts Plank for Culverts per M. ft. $15.00 McDonald & Cameron Grubbing &c per L. ft. 53 cts Sidewalks per L. ft. 22 cts Plank for Culverts per M. ft. $17.00 We recommend the acceptance of the tenders of Messrs. Boyd and Clandenning. We recommend that James Hartney be

Standard Oil wants to build a warehouse in Vancouver – August 16, 1887

W.P. Johnson, Manager of Standard Oil Company, asked permission to build a warehouse. Board of Works recommended a budget for improvements to a number of streets, totalling $15,734.00 Alderman D. Oppenheimer introduced a by-law to offer a bonus to anyone building a Foundry and Smelting Works within the City. The (absent) Mayor authorized to call a public meeting of the ratepayers of the City during the week to discuss the question of granting bonuses to manufacturers. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages Vancouver Aug 16th 1887 The Council met on Monday August 16th 1887 at 7.30, p.m. Present Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Lefevre, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. Moved by Alderman David Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Alderman Lockerby be appointed Chairman. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Harry Abbott, asking if the City would ultimately assume the Cost of Sewering that portion of the City in the Vicinity of the C.P.R. Hotel if the Company should pay for it in the meantime. Referred to the Board of Works. From Alfred Flett, Deputy Treasurer enclosing Vouchers for the Fire Department and City Hospital for $500.00 respectively and asking that they be receited (sic) and returned. The Clerk was instructed to perform the work in connection therewith. From H.B.W. Aikman informing Council that he had received no instructions from A.M. Burgess in reference to the foreshore rights of the City of Vancouver. Filed. From W.S. Gore informing Council that that portion of Westminster Avenue South of False Creek would be thrown open for traffic provided the work was completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent. Referred to the Board of Works. From W.P. Johnson, Manager of Standard Oil Co. asking permission to erect a warehouse. Referred to Fire, Water and Light Committee with power to act. From Alderman Joseph Mannion asking for Six Week's leave of absence. Granted on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Ald. Clark. From George Black complaining a nuisance on Hastings Road. Referred to the Board of Works with power to abate the nuisance. From Jos. Humphries and others asking that a Sidewalk be laid on North Side of Water Street to Junction of Water and Cordova Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From Electric Light Company making proposition to light the City. Referred to F.W.L. Committee. From City Solicitor submitting opinion re claim of Leonora Z. Hughes. Referred to the Finance Committee. From City Solicitor submitting alterations in Lease between C.P.R. Co. and City. Referred to the Finance Committee with power to make final arrangements in the matter. No 50 Report of The Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Friday August 12th 1887 at 4 p.m. and beg to report that we have taken into consideration the best means of expending the balance of the money voted for street improvements. We recommend that

Imperial Oil also granted permission to build fuel warehouse in Vancouver – August 22, 1887
horse drawn tank

Letter received from A.R. Diplock asking that the City purchase his hand grenades (?!) Fred S. Clark, agent for the Imperial Oil Co asking permission to erect a ware house near Carl Avenue on Railway Street, granted permission on the same terms as the Standard Oil Company. Fire Water and Light Committee asked City Clerk to communicate with the Secretary of the Fire Brigade to cooperate on the best placement for city street lights. The question of the legality of passing a By-Law to grant a bonus to smelting works was referred to the City Solicitor. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 44-50 Vancouver Aug 22 1887 The Council met on Monday August 22nd 1887 at 7.30.P.M. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Clark, Alexander, Hamilton, Lefevre, Lockerby, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From H.A. Jones, complaining that the street in front of the lot of H.V. Edmonds on Water Street was used as a dumping ground for brush etc. The Clerk was instructed to call his attention to the By-Law covering the case in point. From Fred S. Clark, agent for the Imperial Oil Co asking permission to erect a ware house near Carl Avenue on Railway Street. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Clark. That permission be granted on the same terms as that of the Standard Oil Co. Carried. From S.C. Robin asking for a pawnbrokers license. Referred to License Committee From Wm. E. Curtis asking for the position of Fire and Health Inspector Filed. From A.R. Diplock asking that the City Purchase his hand grenades. Referred to the F.W.+ L. Committee Reports. No 28 Finance Committee. The Finance Committee met on Monday August 22nd 1887 and recommend the payment of the following accounts. To further appropriation to Police Committee $1000.00 S.T. Tilley $29.50 Vancouver News Advertiser $69.47 Thomson Bros. Stationery $24.45 B.C. Bookstore 1.50 R. Mathison, printing $23.45 H.A. Berry, teamng 3.00 McLennan + McFeely 9.90 Fuller Freeman + Co 1.00 sgd D. Oppenheimer Chairman Adopted. I. Oppenheimer – Sanders, No 14 Police Committee. The Police Committee met on Saturday August 20th 1887 and report that they have examined the following accounts and finding same correct recommend their payment: John M. Stewart, Boarding prisoners $241.50 Isaiah Forbes, Blacksmithing .75 John Owens, Police Duty 4.00 Havelock Fyfe “ “ 60.00 W.C.Marshall, Drayage .50 John Clough 4.00 Alexander Gilmore, Clothes $200.00 Hastings Sawmill Co. 2.50 We ask that a further appropriation of $1000 be made to the Police Committee to cover proposed expenditure. signed M.A. MacLean Chairman. Adopted Lefevre – Lockerby No 24 Fire, Water + Light Committee The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Saturday August 20th 1887 and respectfully submit the following recommendations to Council:- That the City enter into Contract for one year with the Electric Light Company for the furnishing of sixty (more

Dunlevy Avenue being used as a “dumping ground,” says Tatlow – August 29, 1887
Dunlevy Avenue being used as a “dumping ground,” says Tatlow – August 29, 1887

Draft agreement between the Electric Illuminating Light Co. and the City referred to City Solicitor. Complaint from R.G. Tatlow that the lane near Dunlevy Avenue was being used as a dumping ground for stumps etc. Payment of $2.00 approved to W.W. Ayer for a “dead horse”. Date set for holding an election on the question of the Bonus By-Law. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 51 - 55 Vancouver Aug 29, 1887 The Council met on Monday August 29th 1887 at 7.30, p.m. All of the members being present with the exception of Alderman Mannion. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Charles A. Coldwell and others praying Council to extend the Sidewalk on the East side of Powell Street to Carl Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Devine asking permission to raise the sidewalk in front of his premises on Cordova Street to allow of his house being lifted. Referred to the Board of Works. From Firemen furnishing list of those who took part in extinguishing bush fires on Brighouse Estate on the 11th of August. Referred to F.W.L. Committee. From R.G. Tatlow complaining that lane near Dunlevy Avenue was used as a dumping ground for stumps, etc. Referred to F.W.L. Committee. Electric Light Agreement The Agreement between the Electric Illuminating Light Co. and the City was submitted and read. Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer, that the agreement be submitted to the City Solicitor and if satisfactory that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute same on behalf of the City. Carried. Reports. Board of Health. The Board of Health met on Monday August 29th 1887 and report that the following accounts have been examined and are recommended for payment. F.X. Martin, Groceries $33.59 G.H. Wright, Bread 5.35 Owen Hughes, Washing 4.00 F.W. Hart, Wringer 6.50 W.W. Ayer, Dead horse 2.00 Vancouver Wine Co. 5.50 Charles Nelson, Drugs 26.00 W. Ashford, Milk 12.20 Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 31.00 sgd J.M. Lefevre Chairman Adopted, Ald. Alexander - I. Oppenheimer. Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Friday August 26th 1887 and report that Mr. E. McKendry, Government Road Inspector has been interviewed with reference to Westminster road and as he claims that it has been completed according to contract we would recommend that tenders be called for immediately for the grading, planking and sidewalking of the said road. sgd L.A. Hamilton Chairman. Adopted Clark - Lockerby. By-Laws. Before going into Committee on the Bonus By-Law the City Solicitor's opinion thereon was read and being satisfactory Alderman I. Oppenheimer moved seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Council go into Committee of the Whole with Alderman D. Oppenheimer in the Chair. The By-Law was read clause by clause in Committee and passed. Committee then rose to report By-Law on motion of Alderman Lefevre. The By-Law was then read

60 Vancouver street corners to have electric lights – September 5, 1887

Board of Works identified sixty street corners to have electric lights installed. By-law formed to raise $10,000 to build a road around Stanley Park. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 56-65 Vancouver Sept 5, 1887 The Council met on Monday September 5th 1887 at 7.30, p.m. Present His Worship, Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last Meeting were read and adopted. Communications From D.B. Charleson, calling the attention of Council to the unfinished condition of Hamilton Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Desautels and Fairon asking for Grade of Powell Street in front of their premises. Referred to Board of Works. From H. Abbott complaining of contractors burning in vicinity of C.P.R. Hotel. Alder. I. Oppenheimer - Humphries, that the City Engineer be instructed to see the contractors on Granville Street and order that they do no burning in the vicinity of the C.P.R. Hotel on said street until allowed under the provisions of the Fire By-Law. Carried. From John Beatty and others praying for the improvement of Abbott Street between Hastings and Pender Streets. Referred to the B. of Works. From Beckett & Co. praying Council to grant them the use of certain streets and sidewalks for the placing of building material thereon. Permission granted them under the terms of the Street By-Law. From W. Norman Bole acquainting Council that John McDougall had instructed him to commence an action against the City for $10,000 damages for obstructing him in the completion of his contract and asking the name of the City Solicitor. Humphries - Clark, that the City Clerk be instructed to give the name of our City Solicitor. Carried. From John H. Low, asking that a sidewalk be built on Dunsmuir Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Alex McKelare, asking Council to grant him a Bonus for the erection of a foundry in the City. Referred to Finance Committee. From John Devine giving Auditors Report for July and asking for extra pay therefor. Referred to Finance Committee. From K. L. Powell, Lt. K. R. submitting a tracing of the First Narrows of Burrard Inlet with a proposed plan of buoyage. Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Sanders, that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare a Memorial to be submitted to the Dominion Government asking that Buoys be placed on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet at the entrance to the First Narrows and also a proper Buoy on Spanish Bank. Carried. Accounts. F.W. Hart, Chimneys &c. $1.38 F.W.L. F.W. Hart, Chimneys &c 6.50 Finance F.W. Hart, Labor (sic) &c 35.45 Finance F.W. Hart, Blankets &c 26.95 Health R. Mathison, Voters Lists 38.00 Finance Queen Bros., Buggies 5.00 B. of Works Queen Bros., Buggies 13.00 B. of Works Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 17.14 Health Thos. Dunn & Co., Nails etc. 12.13

Vancouver Iron Works Company gains 10 year tax exemption – September 24, 1887
Vancouver Iron Works Company gains 10 year tax exemption – September 24, 1887

The Vancouver Iron Works Company was exempted from all municipal taxation for ten years. City accepted offer from Mr. J. J. Irwin to purchase 19 feet along Cambie Street and 33 feet along Cordova Street for $400.00. The city Chain Gang be utilized to do the work requested along Abbott Street. A cost of two dollars and fifty cents set for a cemetery plot large enough for a single burial, a whole plot costing twenty five dollars and a quarter plot eight dollars. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 66-70 Vancouver September 24, 1887 A Special Meeting of Council was held on Saturday September 24th 1887 at 2 p.m. to receive reports of Committees and to consider a By-Law exempting the Vancouver Iron Works Company from taxation for a period of ten years. Present – His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. Reports. Finance. No. 30. The Finance Committee met on Thursday September 22nd 1887 and report that the following accounts have been considered and are recommended for payment: H.A. Berry, Teaming $ 1.00 Tattersall Stables, Cab, 5.00 Herald Printing Co. 27.60 W.A. Brown, placing lock 1.50 S.T. Tilley, Stationary 23.50 R. Matheson, Voters List 38.00 F.W. Hart, Furniture 41.95 News – Advertiser 9.15 C.P.R. Telegraph Co. 2.50 Wm. Templeton, Coal Oil 3.00 Leonora Z. Hughes 6.00 We recommend to Council that the buildings and lands of the Vancouver Iron Works Company used for manufacturing purposes be exempted from municipal taxation for a period of ten years. We have considered the claim of John Devine, City Auditor, for additional salary for auditing accounts in August and have referred the matter back to Council for reconsideration. The appropriation set apart for printing purposes being overdrawn we would ask the Council to place a further sum of three hundred dollars to that fund. sgd D. Oppenheimer Chairman Adopted, Alexander - I. Oppenheimer. Police. No. 15. The Police Committee met on Thursday September 22nd, 1887 and recommend the payment of the following accounts: John M. Stewart, Boarding prisoners $130.50 Isaiah Forbes, repairs 8.12 John Flervin, Interpreter 2.50 Thos. Dunn & Co. Nails, etc 2.00 Wm. Templeton, Brushes 1.00 Geor. Raymond, Stage Hire 3.00 Queen Bros. Express 0.50 Havelock Fyfe, Salary for August 60.00 sgd M.A. MacLean Chairman Adopted, D. Oppenheimer – Lockerby. Works. No. 55. The Board of Works met on Monday September 12th 1887 and report that the following estimates and accounts have been considered and are recommended for payment: Wm. Harkins on [Sewers ?] $3873.79 “ “ Howe St. 338.31 “ “ Gore Av. 101.36 “ “ Alexander St. 1360.80 “ “ Dunsmuir “ 351.00 “ “ Granville “ 165.19 “ “ Georgia “ 680.40 “ “ Columbia Av. 368.01 W.L. McDonald, Hastings St. 477.54 “ “ Seventh Av. 265.00 “ “ Tank 62.00 J.B McKim, Cordova St. 2956.86 Water “ 551.07 McDonald

Vancouver Fire Department to build its own stable – October 3, 1887

The Fire Department to build or purchase a stable. Dr. Beckingsale paid $10.00 for conducting a post-mortem. Vancouver Gas company allowed to lay pipes under city streets, providing they do not interfere with sewers, and that the streets be left in as good repair as before. W.W. Ayers resigned as City Scavenger. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 71-77 Vancouver October 3rd 1887 The Council met on Monday October 3rd 1887 at 7:30 p.m. Present – His Worship Mayor MacLean Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From John Devine, submitting Auditor’s Report for August, and certifying to the correctness of the accounts. Filed From A.E. Gray, Editor of the Journal of Commerce, asking Council to subscribe for a number of copies thereof. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by “ Sanders. That the communication be referred to the Finance Committee to take the matter into consideration. Carried. From Jos. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Electric Light Company acquainting Council that hoods would arrive in ten days. Referred to F.W. + L. Committee From Messrs Blair + McIntosh asking that the contractor replace plank raised in Alley between Water and Cordova Streets. Moved by Alderman Hamilton Seconded by Alderman Humphries That the matter by referred to Mr. E. Mohun with instructions to notify Mr. Hardins to have plank replaced and if he fail to do so, that he proceed to have the work done and deduct the cost thereof from the contractor’s next estimate. Carried. From Geo. M. Taylor and others asking Council to replace plan on Granville Street – South of the C.P.R. Hotels. Referred to Board of Works. From Owen Hughes asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to Health Committee. From H.J. Cambie requesting that a Sidewalk be built on Georgia Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Thos. Beckett, Secretary of the Fire Brigade asking on behalf of the Firemen that the Government Grant of five hundred dollars be paid over to them. Referred to the F.W. + L. Committee to confer with Brigade. From G. McConnell asking Council to order the removal of piles blocking up the entrance to his lot on False Creek. Referred to the Board of Works. From G. McConnell requesting that Jackson Avenue South of Hastings Street be improved. Action already taken. From W.W. Ayer resigning his position as City Scavenger. Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Humphries. That as W.W. Ayer is not fulfilling his duties as scavenger that his bondsman be notified that his contract with the City as City Scavenger be carried out. Carried. Accounts Oppenheimer Bros. Rent of office $30.00 Finance J. Miller, Post-office Box 1.45 “ Vancouver News-Advertiser 29.20 “ S. T. Tilley Stationery 15.35 “ R. Couth, Coal 14.00 “ Jacob Sehl, Furniture 143.00 “ C.P.R. Telegraph Co. 3.90

Vancouver seeks tenders for construction of hospital, road around Stanley Park – October 10, 1887
Vancouver seeks tenders for construction of hospital, road around Stanley Park – October 10, 1887

City to call for tenders for the construction of a City Hospital. The City Engineer to estimate the cost of constructing a road around the park and call for tenders. By-Law introduced by Alderman D Oppenheimer to license pawnbrokers and second-hand stores. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 78-84 Vancouver Oct 10th 1887 The Council met on Monday October 10th 1887 at 7:30 p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From E. Cook asking permission to occupy a portion of Hastings Street with building material and also to have a road way across Sidewalk and depositing a cheque for $20.00. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman I. Oppenheimer That permission be granted to him subject to the provisions of the City By-Laws. Carried. From Jos Clandening and others praying Council to make the alley-ways between Oppenheimer and Hastings Streets and Columbia Avenue and Westminster Avenue made passable for teams. Referred to the Board of Works, with power to act. From W. + J.J. Cargill petitioning Council to allow their carriage shed to remain on Fire Hall Lot. Referred to F.W. + L. Committee. From J. and J. Taylor, giving notice that note for $412.00 was due. Filed. From W. C. Hargrave praying permission to build a verandah in front of his premises on Oppenheimer St. Filed. Reports. Police. No. 16 The Police Committee met on Thursday October 6th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: R. Rutherford, Hauling Wood $4.00 H. Fyfe Salary for September 60.00 Peter Smith, Interpreter 2.50 Thos. J. James, Stage Hire 6.00 John M. Steward, Boarding Prisoners 82.50 John McLaren, Prisoner to N. W. [unreadable]3.00 sgd Jos Mannion Chairman Adopted Alexander – I. Oppenheimer. Health. No. 20 The Board of Health met on Saturday October 8th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: Stevens + Son, Instruments $130.23 F.W. Hart, Bedding etc 25.75 Cowderoy Bros. Towels 2.65 Hayes + McIntosh, Meat 22.51 F.X. Martin, Groceries 39.42 Vancouver Wine Co. 5.00 H. McDowell + Co. 26.45 Owen Hughes, Washing etc 12.50 Charles Nelson, Medicine 5.25 W. Ashford, Milk 14.00 H.E. Langes, Medical Attendance 20.00 B.B. Skinner, draying 1.50 J.W. Palmer, Wood 3.50 Campbell + Mason, Bread 7.25 sgd D. Oppenheimer Acting Chairman. Adopted Hamilton – Mannion. Finance No. 31 The Finance Committee met on Thursday October 6th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: R. Matheson, printing ballots $6.00 C.P.R. Telegraph Co. 3.90 Jacob Sehl, Furniture 143.00 Robert Couth, Coal 14.00 S.T. Tilley, Stationery 15.35 News-Advertiser 29.20 J. Miller, Rent of P.O. Box 1.75 F.W. Hart, Lamp Chimney 15 cts Returning Officers 25.00 Tattersall Stables 3.00 We recommend that a further appropriation of $1200.00 be placed to the credit of the Fire Water

Vancouver Fire Brigade to get $500 grant – October 17, 1887
Vancouver Fire Brigade to get $500 grant – October 17, 1887

$500 to be given to the fire brigade for its work. Proposed agreement between the Vancouver City Iron Works Co. and the City was approved. City Solicitor gives his opinion that accounts in which "members of the corporation" [mayor or city councillors] are personally interested should not be paid. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 78-84 Vancouver Oct. 17th 1887 The Council met on Monday, October 17th 1887 at 7:30 p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Clark, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Alderman I. Oppenheimer objecting to a clause in the Report of the Board of Works relating to Hastings Road and Alderman Humphries to clause relating to Sidewalk on Cambie Street joining Water Street. Communications From D.L. Beckingsale, Secretary of School Board asking the Council to take into consideration the providing of further play grounds for the Public School and referring to the desirability of securing Block 53 immediately in front of the School for that purpose. Referred to the Finance Committee. From R.G. Tatlow and others asking that lane running parallel with Alexander and Powell Streets, between Gore and Dunlevy Avenues be improved. Referred to the Board of Works. From R.G. Tatlow on behalf of the Improvement Company enquiring whether the City would be willing to bear their proportionate share of the cost of opening up Streets and lanes in District Lots 181 + 196 in the the [sic] event of the Company grading and chopping the remainder. Referred to the Board of Works. From W.S. Gore, Surveyor-General acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re- Hastings and New Westminster Roads. Filed. From Thos. T. Black, City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that accounts in which members of the Corporation were interested could not be paid. Filed. Reports. F.W. + L. No. 27 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday October 13th 1887 at 8 p.m. and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts, W.W. Ayer Firing Engine $5.00 H.A. Berry Drawing “ 10.00 R. Rutherford “ “ 13.00 Vancouver Wine Co. Barrel 1.50 Jos. Cornwall, Watchman 2.50 Royal City Planing Mills Co. 21.45 We have again considered the communication of the Fire Brigade re the Government Grant of $500.00 and would recommend that the whole of it be handed over to said brigade to be expended by them for the purposes appertaining to a fire brigade. We ask for further time for the consideration of the petition of W. + J.J. Cargill, sgd Jos Mannion for Chairman Adopted Ald D. Oppenheimer – Lockerby. Owen Hughes appeared before the Bar of the Council to state requirements for the City Hospital. Agreements. The Agreement between the Vancouver City Iron Works Co. and the Corporation of the City of Vancouver was read and approved. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman

Vancouver to buy lots for hospital, school recreation grounds – October 24, 1887
Vancouver to buy lots for hospital, school recreation grounds – October 24, 1887

The special committee has selected a suitable site for the City Hospital. Council agrees to look into buying the lot from the CPR, as well as a lot beside the public school for recreation grounds. The City to indemnify Police Magistrate Black against fines and charges in the course of his duties as police magistrate. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 91-96 Vancouver Oct. 24th 1887 The Council met on Monday October 24th 1887 at 7:30 p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From C.G. Johnson, Deputy Registrar of the County Court asking that a special Constable be placed on duty during the Sitting of the County Court and that a stove be place in the Judge’s Chambers. Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Lockerby That Mr. Johnson’s requests be granted. Carried. Moved by Alderman Hamilton Seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Chairman communicate with the proper authorities in reference to the expenses of carrying on the County Court in this City. Carried. From F.W. Hart re theatrical License. Filed. From the City Assessor Submitting a form of Assessment Roll for Approval, Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Alexander. That the heading of the Assessment Roll as submitted be adopted by Council. Carried. Reports Works. No.59 The Board of Works met on Monday October 24th 1887 and beg to report that the petitions of Messrs. Clendenning and others and Tatlow and others for the improvement of certain lanes have been considered but we cannot see our way clear for having the work done as there are no funds available for the purpose. The City Clerk having Submitted a report re the condition of the Public Cemetery we recommend that he be authorized to call for applications for a Sexton and consider such applications to be received up to the 4th proximus. Messrs Boyd and Clandenning [sic] having offered to lay 400 feet of sidewalk on Powell Street at 20 cents a foot; we recommend that their offer be accepted and that they be paid out of next year’s taxes We recommend that no action be taken on the petition of R.G. Tatlow on behalf of the Improvement Company. William Harkins having made application to permit him to sublet the laying of the outlet-pipe to Mr. Walker we recommend that permission be granted. The following accounts are recommended for payment: Michael Devon, Repairing 12.50 W.L. McDonald, Repairing Road 77.37 sgd L.A. Hamilton Chairman Clause referring to laying 400 feet of plank on Powell Street referred to the Finance Committee to provide funds, Balance of Report adopted. Clark – I. Oppenheimer, Finance No.32 The Finance Committee met on Tuesday October 18th and Monday October 24th 1887 and report that it has been decided upon to purchase an additional

Cemetery caretaker to live on grounds – November 7, 1887
Cemetery caretaker to live on grounds – November 7, 1887

A house to be built for the use of the caretaker and sexton of the public cemetery, and a salary of $40 per month be offered.City Council supports the establishment of a Government of Canada experimental farm in Coquitlam. The City to purchase Lots one to ten, Block 38 District Lot 541 from the CPR at $250.00 each in order to build a hospital. Hospital to be built on the plans drafted by A. E. McCartney. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten pages here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 97-104 Vancouver Nov. 7th 1887 The Council met on Monday November 7th 1887 at 7:30 p.m. a full attendance being present; The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From City Auditor submitting report for September and drawing attention to the money paid Mr. E. Mohun for Sewerage. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Clough asking for a raise of Salary, Referred to Finance. From Clifford Keenleyside asking for a rebate on License, Referred to Finance Com. From Deputy Attorney General re expenses connected with holding of County Court in Vancouver, Filed. From E.O. Corson asking Council to grant him aid toward the establishment of a Shoe factory in the City, Referred to the Finance Committee. From J.H. Carlisle asking Council to purchase a team for the use of the Fire Department. Referred to F. W. + L. Committee. Letter from Geo. Black to Minister of Agriculture re the establishment of an experimental farm near Coquitlam River, Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer. Whereas it has appeared in the public press that the Government of the Dominion of Canada has decided to establish an experimental farm in British Columbia, And whereas in the establishment of such farm the best interests of the Province will be served by placing it in a central location easy of access by the farming community and by the public generally and possessed of such diversity of soil that a fair opportunity may be given for the growth of all products suitable to this province; And whereas in the opinion of this Council Coquitlam farm composed of lots numbers 174, 289 and 290 in group one New Westminster District, possesses in all these respects advantages superior to all others spoken of in connection with said experimental farm, Be it therefore resolved by the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled that we strongly recommend to the Dominion Government the securing of said lots for the purpose in view; and be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded, signed by the Mayor and City Clerk, to the Honourable the [sic] Minister of Agriculture, Ottawa. Moved in Amendment by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Lefevre “That the matter be laid over for one week” Amendment – lost; motion carried. From Alfred Bunker and others re the improvement of Hastings Street. Referred to

Pawn brokers and second hand stores to be licensed at once – November 14, 1887

Pawn brokers and second hand stores to be licensed pro-rata until the end of the year. Lamp lighter hired at $1.50 per day until electric lights are installed. Requests for a bonus for a shoe factory, and a rebate for theatrical license fee were overturned. Insurance to be purchased on City Hall and the Fire Hall. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 97-104 Vancouver Nov. 14, 1887 The Council met on Monday November 7th 1887 at 7:30 p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Aaron Goldstein applying for a Licence for a Second Hand Store, Referred to Licence Committee. From Edgar, C. Goulding re Dunsmuir Street: Referred to B of Works + F.W. + L. From R. W. Armstrong re registration of Deed, Referred to City Solicitor. Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Alexander, That the Board of Works make enquires as to the price of an additional portion of land at the corner of Abbott and Cambie Streets and report. Carried. From H. Abbott re terms of payment on Hospital Site. Referred to Finance Committee power to act. From H. Abbott re price of Block 53 District Lot 196 for School purposes, Referred to Finance Committee. Reports Finance No 33. The Finance Committee met on Friday November 11th 1887 and recommend the payment of the following accounts: Herald, Printing etc $15.55 F.X. Martin, Supplies 5.55 News-Advertiser, printing etc 30.00 S.T. Tilley, Stationery 17.00 John Clough, Posting notices 2.00 C.P.R. Telegraph Co. 5.35 F.W. Hart, Chimneys .35 Thomson Bros. Stationery 7.65 Robert Couth + Co. Coal 7.00 McLennan + McFeely, Stoves etc 41.25 Ale. Perry, Stationery 1.90 We recommend that no action be taken in the matter of E.O. Carson for a bonus for a Boot and Shoe Factory, nor in regard to John Clough for an increase of Salary nor Clifford Keenleyside for a rebate on theatrical License. sgd D. Oppenheimer Chairman Report adopted on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Sanders. Police. No.17. The Police Committee met on Friday November 11th 1887 and recommend the payment of the following accounts: V.W. Haywood, Prisoner to N. Wst $3.50 San Juan Lime Co. Lime 2.00 F.X. Martin, Supplies 4.30 J.M. Stewart, Boarding 115.00 W.J. McGuigan, Medical Attendance 5.00 H. Fyfe, Salary for October 60.00 News-Advertiser, Printing 3.50 S.T. Tilley, Stationery 5.00 Thos. Dunn, Mattocks etc 5.10 We have considered the granting of Licences to Pawnbrokers and Second Hand Stores and would recommend that such Licences be grated pro-rata to the end of the year. Sgd Jos. Mannion Chairman. Adopted, I. Oppenheimer – Alexander. Fire, Water + Light No. 28 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday November 9th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: Thos. Dunn + Co. Nails

Vancouver street names to be posted at each corner – November 21, 1887

Board of Works recommends street signs with 4 inch letters painted on wood or tin with white letters on black background. W. L. MacDonald appointed as cemetery keeper; a three room house to be built for him and his family at the cemetery gates. Lamplighter J. Mahoney presents a bill for $9.00. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 115-119 Vancouver November 21st, 1887 The Council met on Monday November 21st at 7.30.p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. The following communications were read and referred to the Board of Works. From W.H. Bullock-Webster re Quebec Street. From F.C. Innis [sic] + Co. re Howe Street. From Springer and Van Bramer re a 12 foot sidewalk on Hastings Street. From Robert Reisterer and others re a road to the Brewery on Quebec Street. From John A. Mateer asking Council to take steps towards the removal of shed on Fire Hall Lot. Referred to F.W. + L. Committee. From Alex Haggart; Winnipeg, Justifying His Worship Mayor MacLean in this remarks as to the accommodation on board the Steamer, Princess Louise and thanking the citizens for their Kindness towards the excursionists. Filed. From E.J. Clark, Toronto, asking for pamphlets, maps etc in connection with the City, Mayor MacLean promised to take the matter in hand. From J. Mahoney presenting a bill of $9.00 for Lamp Lighting, Account ordered paid on motion of Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Mannion. Reports. Works No 63. The Board of Works met on Friday November 18th 1887 and report that applications have been received for the position of Overseer for the Park Road and would recommend the appointment of W.L. McDonald. We recommend that tenders be called for the erection of a three roomed one story [sic] cottage at the Public Cemetery for the use of the Caretaker. In the matter of the petition of Edgar C. Goulding we have instructed the City Engineer to complete the sidewalk on Dunsmuir Street and charge the cost thereof Wm. Harkins. We recommend that tenders be called for the naming of the streets with 4 inch letters two on each corner painted on wood or tin with white letters on black ground number of signs to be not less than 200. The following accounts are recommended for payment: McDonald + Holden, Extras on Fire Hall $11.00 Brunnette Saw Mill Co. Lumber 46.70 A map showing the system recommended for street numbering is submitted. sgd L.A. Hamilton Chairman. Report Adopted, Mannion – D. Oppenheimer. Health. No. 22 The Board of Health met on Monday November 21st 1887 and recommend the payment of the following accounts: Dr. McGuigan, Attendance on J. Clough, $10.00 “ “ Inquest on Richardson 10.00 Hayes + McIntosh, Meat, 24.17 Vancouver Wine Co. 1.50 F.X. Martin Supplies to Mrs. Sloan,

Canada’s Minister of Defense Sir A. Caron to visit Vancouver – November 24, 1887

A Special Meeting to organize the reception for Sir A. R. Caron, Minister of Militia & Defense (Government of Canada), and to hire enough taxicabs for the occasion. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 page 120 only Vancouver November 24th, 1887 A Special Meeting of the Council called to consider the reception to be given to Sir A.R. Caron, Minister of Militia and Defence, was held on Thursday November 24th 1887 at 11.a.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Alderman Clark, Hamilton, Lefevre, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders. Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Clark. That a Committee of three be appointed from the Council to consist of Aldermen Hamilton, Lefevre and D. Oppenheimer, with power to act in the matter of hiring cabs etc for the reception of Sir A.R. Caron Carried. The Council then adjourned.

Vancouver must stop boarding chain gang prisoners in private homes, say Police Commissioners – November 28, 1887

The Police Committee recommended the City immediately end the present system of boarding chain gang prisoners in private homes. Eleven pairs of blankets were purchased for the cells, and a stove for the jail corridor. Tenders were received for painting street signs; M. J. Milross was awarded the contract, at a price of 53 cents per sign on wood, but only 45 cents on tin. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 121-129 Vancouver November 28th, 1887 The Council met on Monday November 28th at 7.30.p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From F. W. Boucher and others asking for the improvement of lane running north from Dunsmuir Street between Homer and Richards Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From J. Low acknowledging receipt of Resolution of Council re Coquitlam Experimental Farm. Filed. From John Devine, Submitting Auditor’s Report, Referred to Finance Committee. From Napoleon Authier and others asking that Mrs. Lefevre be not granted a lease of part of Howe Street, Filed. From F.W. Hart, asking that By-Law No 8 be amended to prevent parties holding a licence for a building in which theatrical performances are given from paying a licence for such performances. Referred to License Committee Reports. Police No. 18 The police committee met on Saturday November 26th 1887. The present system of boarding prisoners was taken up and discussed and it was resolved that after the first of December Officer Haywood be placed in charge of the Jail to oversee the feeding of the men to work the chain gang and look after the City Hall. With this object in view the City Clerk was previously instructed to call for tenders for supplying the Jail with groceries, vegetables and bread. The Board recommend that the arrangements made with the Chief of Police for boarding prisoners is discontinued at the end of the present month and that the Chief be notified accordingly. The following tenders were accepted for Jail supplies: F.X. Martin for Groceries + Vegetables John Scuitto “ Bread Van Volkenburgh “ Meat The question of purifying the social condition of the City received the earnest consideration of the Board. The Police Force were instructed to carry out most stringently the By-Laws of the City relating to houses of ill-fame and bring before the Police Magistrate the frequenters as well as the inmates in every case. We have considered it necessary to call for tenders for the supplying of pea-jackets and pants for the police force, eleven pairs of blankets for the cells and the purchase of a stove for the corridor of the Jail. sgd Jos Mannion Chairman. Adopted, Humphries – Sanders. Fire, Water + Light No 29. The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Saturday November 26th 1887 and recommend the payment of

Trounce Alley improvements must wait as Works budget for 1887 exhausted – December 5, 1887

Council unable to grant the petition of A.W. Sullivan and others for the improvement of Trounce Alley, as the Works budget was exhausted. Among other accounts to be paid are subscriptions to the Leadville (Colorado) Herald, the Denver Republican, and the Alta California (California’s first daily newspaper, published in San Francisco until 1891.) This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 130-133 Vancouver December 5th 1887 The Council met on Monday December 5th 1887 at 7.30.p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From A.W. Sullivan and others asking for the improvement of Trounce Alley, Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre. That the appropriation for Works being exhausted this Council is unable to grant the prayer of the petitioners Carried. From Jennett + Fairon asking for a refund of Theatrical License, Filed. Accounts. The following accounts were read, F.W. Hart, Lamp Brackets $1.50 Finance “ “ Funerals 57.40 Health “ “ Bowls .80 “ “ “ Chimneys 1.00 F.W. + L. C.P.R. Telegraph Co. .35 Finance H.A. Berry, Drayage, 4.00 Works Steamer Richmond 12.50 “ Vancouver Carriage Works $18.40 F.W. + L. W. Ashford, Milk, 50.00 Health Cowderoy Bros. .70 “ Campbell + Martin, 8.75 “ H. McDowell + Co. 20.78 “ Denver Republican 10.00 Finance Alta California 10.00 “ Leadville Herald 10.00 “ C.P.R. Co. Coal, 5.00 F.W. + L. John M. Stewart, Fares, 6.50 Police “ Board, 139.00 “ Thos. J. Jones, Drayage, 6.00 Works “ Coke 5.75 F.W. + L. Owen Hughes Washing 8.00 Health P.T. Fraser, Drayage, .75 F.W. + L. R.W. Armstrong, $3.05 Finance Joseph Trethewey, Wood, 20.00 Health News-Advertiser, 54.30 Finance Robert Couth, Coal, 49.00 F.W. + L. Joseph Forth, Hack, 10.00 Finance T.A. Allen, $21.25 F.W. + L. S.T. Tilley, Stationery 17.70 Finance W.J. McGuigan 5.00 Health Hayes + McIntosh, Meat, 25.47 “ J.H. Carlisle, 7.00 F.W. + L By-Laws. Council went into Committee of the Whole to resume reading of By-Law regulating By-Law proceedings in Council with Alderman Hamilton in the Chair. No 32 The By-Law was read over and Committee rose to report By-Law as complete with amendments. By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Clark, Council went into Committee of the Whole on Fire Limit By-Law with Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer in the Chair. By-Law read over clause by clause when the Committee rose to report By-Law as complete with amendments. By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Mannion Alexander seconded by Alderman Clark Mannion Notice of Motion. Alderman Humphries gave notice that he would introduce a motion authorizing the Mayor to appoint a Committee to prepare amendments to the City Charter and particularly of those portions relating to the qualification of Mayor and Aldermen, and voters, The Council then adjourned. M.A.

Many City hospital contracts awarded, but plumbing & gas fitting must wait – December 12, 1887

City Clerk to find out from P. Fewster’s about the proposed capacity of the mill he intends to build. The Board of Works instructed the Chief of Police to have the Chain Gang improve a lane. E. Cook awarded contract for plastering and masonry of City Hospital, and the carpentry to James Stanford. Gas fitting and plumbing contracts not awarded as all tenders exceed available budget. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 134-138 Vancouver December 12th 1887 The Council met on Monday December 12th 1887 at 7.30.p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Lefevre, D. Oppenheimer, and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From McMicking and Co. re an Electric Fire Alarm from the City, Referred to F.W. + L. Committee. From Phillip Fewster re the erection of a mill in Vancouver, The City Clerk was instructed to ascertain from him the capacity of the mill he proposed erecting. Reports. Works. No. 63 The Board of Works met on Tuesday December 6 and Monday December 12 and beg to submit the following report: The following tenders were read for the erection of the City Hospital, Plastering E. Cook $520.00 Robert Barker 585.00 D. Giles $610.00 H. Langley, 575.00 Plumbing Paul + Marshall, $735.00 E.S. Scoullar + Co. 1088.00 Trimming [?] 175.00 Gasfitting 20 cts per ft. Carpenter Work. H.A. Bell $3750.00 McGhie + McLuckie $2980.00 J.W. Oldfield 4073.00 James Stanford 2875.00 D. McCrae 3135.00 J.A. Kemp. 3700.00 Masonery. [sic] J.G. McDonald, $1434.00 E. Cook, 855.00 We recommend that the plastering and masonery [sic] be awarded to E.Cook, the carpentering to James Stanford and that the plumbing and gasfitting contract be not awarded for the present as the amount asked for hospital construction will not permit of the adoption of such an expensive system of plumbing. The following accounts and estimates are recommended for payment: Thos. J. Jones, Drayage, $6.00 Freight on connection pipes 12.50 Drayage “ “ “ 4.00 John Brown, Boat $35.00 H.F. Keefer, Gravel $1979.10 Wm. Harkins, On Sewers, $3600.00 Barnard St. $152.77 Cambie “ 1225.19 Dunsmuir “ 570.00 Gore Avenue, 82.54 Boyd and Clandenning, [sic] Jackson Avenue $4.25 Oppenheimer Street 270.10 Powell Street 80.00 Keefer “ 184.62 H. Macdonald Abbott Street $57.94 Westminster Road 350.00 A. McLellan, Georgia Street $154.01 F. Foubert, Granville Street $252.00 McDonald + Cameron, Richards Street $94.94 The City Engineer has furnished an estimate of the cost of improving Pender Street, Quebec Street and Tenth Avenue, but we recommend that the carrying out of the work be deferred for the present. We have instructed the Chief of Police to have the lane improved by the Chain Gang as petitioned for by F. Boucher and others, sgd L. A. Hamilton Adopted, D. Oppenheimer – Lockerby. By-Laws. Alderman Alexander introduced a By-Law for regulating the licensing of theatres etc which was read a first time. By-Law

Contractor William Harkins’ employees cry foul at Council meeting – December 19, 1887

A number of complaints received about (street contractor) William Harkins’ granting of Power of Attorney to Dunn & Co. J. H Wert appreared before council on behalf of Harkins’ employees to report on the situation. Legal opinion requested from City Solicitor. A coal oil lamp to be placed at the corner of Hamilton and Dunsmuir streets, with the City supplying the oil and the residents in the vicinity to light the lamp. James Alexander appointed for 1888 to assist the Assistant Commissioner in the Assessment of the City. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 139-143 Vancouver December 19th 1887. The Council met on Monday December 19th 1887 at 7.30.p.m. all the members being present. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. The following communications were received and filed: From Thicke and Henderson Bros. J.H. Wert, John Boultbee and W.J. Armstrong all in reference to Wm. Harkins. From John Devine submitting Auditor’s Report for November. Filed. From John Curtis asking for a Liquor License. Referred to License Board, Moved by Alderman Hamilton Seconded by Alderman Humphries, That the Communication of Mr. Boultbee be referred to the City Solicitor to report to the Corporation whether the Power of Attorney from Harkins to Messrs Dunn and Ferguson is such as would constitute them his legal agents with powers to proceed with the contracts entered into by Harkins. Carried. Reports Police No 19 The Police Committee met on Friday December 16th 1887 at 8 p.m. and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: John M. Stewart, fares to New Westminster $6.50 “ “ “ Boarding Prisoners $139.00 V.W. Haywood, Fares 3.00 B.B. Skinner, hauling wood 2.00 F.X. Martin, Jail Supplies 28.68 Havelock, Fyfe, Salary 60.00 H. McKay, drayage 3.00 Thos. Dunn + Co. Supplies 4.25 Thos. Lye + Co. “ 1.05 sgd Jos Mannion Chairman Adopted, I. Oppenheimer – Clark. Finance No. 34 The Finance Committee met on Friday December 16th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: F.W. Hart, Brackets $1.50 C.P. Telegraph Co. .35 Denver Republican 10.00 Alta California 10.00 Herald Democrat 10.00 R.W. Armstrong 3.05 News-Advertiser 58.80 Robert Couth + Co. 31.50 S.T. Tilley 35.10 Thomson Bros. 6.25 McLennan and McFeely $6.80 F.X. Martin 9.40 B.C. Gazette 330.25 Thos. F. McGuigan 5.00 H.L. Freese 5.00 A.T. McCord, Insurance 62.50 We also recommend that the Salaries of the City Official for December be paid at the end of the month. sgd D. Oppenheimer Chairman. Adopted, Clark – Sanders. F.W. + L. No. 30 The Fire Water and Light Committee met on Thursday December 15th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: F.W. Hart, $1.00 Vancouver Carriage Works 18.40 C.P.R. Co 5.00 Thos. J. Janes, 5.75 J.H. Carlisle 4.00 P.T. Fraser 75 cts Electric Illuminating Co 450.00 F.X. Martin 9.25 Thos. C. Allen 38.50 R.E. Dodds 9.50 Thos. Lye + Co

Budget requested to build bridge across False Creek – December 27, 1887
Budget requested to build bridge across False Creek – December 27, 1887

James Hartney awarded contract to build Park Road. Alderman Alexander granted $50 “for the purpose of settling the claims of Indians on the line of the Park Road for bushes and fences destroyed.” City Engineer to estimate costs for building both a fixed bridge and a draw bridge across False Creek. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 144-148 Vancouver December 27, 1887 The Council met on Tuesday December 27th 1887 at 7.30.p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Lefevre, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Reports. Health. No. 23 The Board of Health met on Tuesday December 27th and recommend the payment of the following accounts: Hayes and McIntosh, Meat, $25.47 Dr. McGuigan, examination 5.00 Jos Tretheway, Wood 20.00 Owen Hughes, Washing 14.00 H. McDowell + Co. 24.48 Campbell + Martin, Bread, 8.75 Cowderoy Bros. 1.70 W. Ashford, Milk 50.00 F.W. Hart, funerals etc 58.20 Wm. Urquhart, Whiskey 4.25 Vancouver Wine Co. 6.25 Charles Nelson, 9.70 F.X. Martin, Groceries 45.45 J.H. Carlisle, 3.00 sgd J.M. Lefevre Chairman. Dr. A.M. Robertson, Medical Health Officer presented his quarterly report in connection with the Health Report, shewing the number of Patients admitted into the City Hospital and other information regarding the health of the City. Report adopted on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Mannion. Works. No. 64 The Board of Works met on Friday December 23rd 1887 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for Sections 4 and 6 of the Park Road, Section 4. James Hartney, Grading etc per Lineal foot 49 [cts] Plank for bridges etc per M. $14.00 Hewed timber “ “ “ ft. .09 cts Round “ “ “ “ .04 “ Rustic Rail “ “ “ “ 20 “ James B. McKim, Grading etc per L. ft. 60 cts Rustic Rail “ “ “ 20 “ Round lumber “ “ “ 10 “ Plank per M. ft. 16.00 Boyd + C. Grading per L. ft. 65 cts Posts “ “ “ .04 “ Rustic Rail “ “ 25 “ Plank M. “ 16.00 Section 6. Boyd + Clandenning [sic] Grading etc per lineal foot 45 cts Balance as in Section 4. McDonald + Cameron, Grading etc per lineal ft. 58 cts Posts “ “ “ 12 “ Rustic Rail “ “ “ 25 “ Plank “ M. “ $16.00 James Hartney Grading etc per lineal ft. 38 cts Plank “ M. “ $14.00 Hewed lumber “ L. “ .09 cts Round “ “ “ “ .04 “ Rustic Rail “ “ “ 20 “ We recommend that the contract for both sections be awarded to James Hartney. The following accounts are recommended for payment: John W. Cameron, Granville St. $29.00 “ “ “ Dunsmuir “ 18.10 Hugh Macdonald, Powell St. 43.12 “ “ Columbia Av. 4.00 McDonald + Cameron, Homer St.

Outgoing Mayor M. A. MacLean granted seven hundred fifty dollars – December 30, 1887

Outgoing Mayor M. A. MacLean paid seven hundred fifty dollars, according to By-Law number 53. Fred Munro draws the attention of Council “to the employment of Chinese on the Gravel Contract.” The contractor will be called upon to explain. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 149-152 Vancouver December 30th, 1887. The Council met on Friday December 30th 1887 at 7.30.p.m. Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Giles and Howard asking permission to occupy a portion of the Street for the purpose of mixing mortar. Petition refused. From Fred Munro, drawing the attention of the Council to the employment of Chinese on the Gravel contract. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman I. Oppenheimer, “That the matter be referred to the Contractor to make the necessary explanation to Council.” Carried Reports. . No 68. The Board of Works met on Friday December 30th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: James B. McKim, Street Work, $383.59 Harry Blythe et al “ “ 135.75 Turner Beeton + Co. Syphons [sic] 399.01 Queen Bros. Drayage, 50 cts Shaw and Linton, Boat Hire 12.00 F. Foubert, Granville St. 65.80 “ “ Hastings “ 84.42 Boyd and Clandenning [sic], Keefer “ 10.00 F.X. Martin, Barnard “ 17.50 McDonald + Cameron, Granville 930.65 We recommend that Cambie Street between Hastings and Pender Streets be planked 16 feet wide, if Council can see its way clear to supply the necessary funds to enable the hospital contractors to carry their material to the ground. sgd L.A. Hamilton Chairman Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion. That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted and the last Clause referred to the Finance Committee. Carried. The Annual Reports of the Health, Fire, Water and Light, and Police Committees were presented and read by the respective Chairmen thereof and adopted by Council. Motions Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Humphries. “That the City Engineer be authorized to contract for removing the sidewalk material taken up on Hastings Street and to construct a Sidewalk from Howe Street to the first Street West of Burrard Street on Georgia Street.” Carried Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre, That the account of the Vancouver Herald amounting to $91.90 be paid. Carried. Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Clark, “That the Finance Committee be authorized to pay $44.82 to the Bank of British Columbia as commission for cashing General Debenture Coupons if found correct.” Carried. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark, That His Worship leave the Chair and Alderman Humphries be appointed Chairman Carried. Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Mannion, That the City Treasurer be authorized to pay His Worship Mayor MacLean, the sum of Seven