Shirley Barnett has sponsored the Vancouver City Council minutes from 1889.

The transcriptions were made by Margaret Sutherland, Joy Marie Vasquez and by Darrin Pezer / Proactive Building Maintenance.

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Election results for Vancouver City Council of 1889

This document was transcribed in July of 2018 by volunteer Gerald Soon. These election results were published in the "Vancouver Daily World" on December 10, 1888.  The winners took office in January of 1889 for a term of one year.  The results for Mayor are not included, as David Oppenheimer had no opponents, and so was acclaimed as Mayor prior to this election.  To see the early Vancouver Ward boundaries, click here. Second Edition 5:30 P.M. THE CIVIC ELECTIONS      The Returning Officer, Mr. Thos. F. McGuigan, at 5 o’clock counted the ballots cast in the several wards for the respective candidates with the following result: WARD NO. 1. SALSBURY.................................121 BRIGHOUSE..............................114 WILLIAMS..................................53 WARD NO. 2. HORNE.......................................157 WHETHAM................................137 BECKINGSALE..........................39 WARD NO. 3. CLARK......................................103 BREWER....................................82 SENTELL....................................81 Spoiled Ballots..............................3 WARD NO. 4. McCONNELL.............................65 COSTELLO................................56 LOCKERBY...............................49 WARD NO. 5 OPPENHEIMER........................37 LEFEVRE..................................28 EDMONDS...............................16 The deputy returning officers were:-- Ward 1, C. G. Johnson; Ward 2, J. Devine; Ward 3, J. W. Robinson; Ward 4, E. Gow; Ward 5, Capt. Babington [pdf-embedder url="https://transcribimus.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Vancouver-election-results-1888.pdf"]

James Whetham biography

is biography of James Whetham was transcribed in June of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Mizzoni. JAMES WHETHAM One of the newly elected representatives for Ward 2, is a comparatively young man, having been born in the year 1854, in Wentworth County, Ontario. He was educated in the Waterdown High School and the Collegiate at Hamilton, Ont. He then went through a medical course at the Trinity Medical School , Toronto, and also at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He was in Manitoba at the time that Province was beginning to make a name for itself. He came to the Pacific Coast in 1881, with the intention of settling in British Columbia, but after his arrival here then he considered the Province as too much cut off from the rest of the world for the time being. Since 1881 he has passed most of his time in Oregon and Washington Territory, returning to Ontario, for a year at a time, on two different occasions. He practiced medicine for three years in Spokane Falls, making also many successful investments in real estate in various parts of Washington, Oregon and elsewhere. He came to Vancouver for the first time, since its incorporation, in 1887, and invested here, and is just one of the kind of men Vancouver is proud of, as he has not only invested but has improved his property both to his own benefit and to that of the city at large. He is justly popular with all who have met him and has a shrewd business head on his shoulders. The electors of Ward 2 could hardly have made a better choice for one of their representatives.

Vancouver City Council 1889

Mayor: David Oppenheimer Aldermen: Sam Brighouse (Ward 1) J. F. Salsbury (Ward 1) J. W. Horne (Ward 2) James Whetham (Ward 2) M. J. Brower (Ward 3) Robert Clark (Ward 3) Michael Costello (Ward 4) G. S. McConnell (Ward 4) John M. Lefevre (Ward 5, resigned) Isaac Oppenheimer (Ward 5) Hamilton Mason (Ward 5, elected in byelection) MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Council of 1888 wraps up – January 7, 1889, 11:30 am

Final reports from the Fire Brigade and the Board of Health were received. Aldermen Coldwell and Clark tendered thanks to Mayor David Oppenheimer for the "phenomenal progress" Vancouver has made under his leadership. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 626-628 [volume 2 page 626] Vancouver Jan 7th 1889 The Council of 1888 met on Monday January 7th 1889 at 11:30 A. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Lefevre, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Reports A report was received and read from J. H. Carlisle, late Chief of the Fire Brigade which was filed on motion of Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark. Alderman Lefevre furnished the Annual Report of the Board of Health in conjunction with one from Dr. Robertson Health Officer which was received and filed on motion of Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. Motions Moved by Alderman Coldwell seconded by Alderman Clark. Whereas in reviewing at our last meeting the phenomenal progress Vancouver continues to make as shown by the various Committees reports, we feel it a duty before retiring from office to place among the records of this Council a testimony of our hearty appreciation of the [volume page 627] valuable services rendered to the City by the Mayor and to inform him and the citizens generally, that we consider our present prosperous position due in a great part to the wisdom and energy of his administration not only has Mayor Oppenheimer devoted himself most assiduously to the performance of the numerous duties devolving upon him as Chief Magistrate of the City but matters of very great importance to Vancouver although not coming within the scope of his duties have engaged his attention with decided benefit to our City. The erection here of Smelting works on a large scale, the collection of our fine exhibit of Provincial productions for the industrial Fairs of Toronto and London, the compilation of the latest missing information throughout the Province for circulation amongst the Capitalists of the World; the effort to establish the Beet Sugar Industry in British Columbia and many other subjects were taken up by him vigorously and brought to a successful conclusion, which will be of great financial benefit to our interests and bring the name, resources and prospects of Vancouver conspicuously before the world. And, whereas, though these services so beneficial to us as citizens engaged the whole of Mayor Oppenheimer's time he has refused to accept any remuneration [volume page 628] And whereas, in addition to the loss of time a large expenditure of money is necessary to entertain in a manner suitable to the City's position, those distinguished visitors who from time to time come amongst us and in procuring assistance in carrying on the necessary correspondence involved which it seems have hitherto been borne by the Mayor himself.

Council for 1889 begins its work – January 7, 1889, 12:00 noon

Council requests city departments to submit budgets for upcoming year. Request to federal government for contribution to upkeep and improvement of Stanley Park, as "said Park is to be used by the [city of Vancouver] only until the Government of Canada requires same for Military purposes". Formation of committees for 1889 established. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 629-636 [volume 2 page 629] Vancouver Jan 7th 1889 The Council for 1889 met on Monday January 7th 1889 at 12 O'clock Noon. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Howe, Lefevre, McConnell, Salsbury and Whetham. His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer opened the proceedings with a lengthy address, foreshadowing the work for the year and giving a synopsis of the work of the past Council. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Horne. That a vote of Thanks be extended to His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer for his very efficient and exhaustive report to this Council on its first meeting. Carried. Communications From A. St. G. Hammersley, Hon. Sec of the Brockton Point, Athletic Club asking Council to have the road cleared around the Park Grounds. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That a sum not to exceed $350.00 be voted out of the Park funds for the construction of a road around the Park Grounds at Brockton [volume 2 page 630] Point and that the Park Commissioners be empowered to have the works carried out. Carried. From A. St. G. Hammersley asking that the Mayor be empowered to sign the Lease of the Athletic grounds. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the Mayor be authorized to sign the Lease between the Corporation of the City of Vancouver and the Athletic Club. Carried. Motions Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the City Engineer be requested to make as soon as possible a correct map of the City on a large scale for the use of the Corporation and also lay before the Board of Works at an early date as possible an estimate of the public works necessary for the ensuing year Coupling with it the extension of Sewers when necessary. Carried. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Whetham. That His Worship, the Mayor be requested to write to and use his influence with the Provincial Government and particularly with the secure for this City a Land Registry Office. Carried. [volume 2 page 631] Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That unless the Capilano Water Works Company give to the City a guarantee that it will have its water service brought into the City at an early fixed date that this Council take steps to get an independent supply for itself. Carried. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Clerk communicate with the Provincial Government and with the Council of the Municipality of

Readjustment of Council Committees overturned – January 14, 1889, 3:00 pm

Special meeting to change composition of committees for 1889. Motion defeated, committees remained the same. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 page 637 only [volume 2 page 637] Vancouver Jan 14th 1889 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Monday January 14th 1889 at 3 P. M. to consider the re-adjustment of the Committees of the Council appointed at its first meeting. Present His Worship the Mayor and all of the Aldermen. Moved by Aldermen Brewer seconded by Alderman Costello. That Alderman Clark be placed on the Board of Works and the Board of Health and Alderman Brewer on the Board of Finance and Fire, Water and Light. The Ayes and Nays having been called five voted Aye and five Nay. The Motion was declared lost. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Portuguese Joe to get $150 compensation – January 14, 1889

Ex-Alderman Alexander and Mr. McKay made Park commissioners. Extra police payroll of $142 was paid to enforce the quarantine. Portuguese Joe (José Gonsalves) will get $150 for destruction of personal property in quarantine facility at Brockton Point. Fire, Water and Light Committee form a subcommittee to review street lighting. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 638-646 [volume 2 page 638] Vancouver January 14th 1889 The Council met on Monday January 14th 1889 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Lefevre, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury, Whetham and Horne. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Whittier and Cramer asking permission to erect a Barber's Pole on Carrall Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Wm. Hamilton asking for an increase of salary. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From Drake, Jackson and Helmcken on behalf of David Vandusen claiming damages for injuries sustained on Hastings Street. Referred to City Solicitor. From L. G. McPhillips on behalf of Roderick Ross claiming damages for injuries sustained on Burrard St. Referred to City Solicitor. From J. Mc B. Smith, Provincial Auditor sending in statement of the amount due the Provincial Government for the support of the Vancouver Schools the amount due being $607.99. Referred to Finance Committee. [volume 2 page 639] From the Hon. John Robson, Provincial Secretary notifying Council that the roads at the North Arm were under contract and that they only awaited the receipt of the working plan of the Bridges to commence their construction. Filed. From Jose Gonsalves claiming $741.27 compensation for property destroyed at Brockton Point under Quarantine Regulations. Filed. From Messrs A.G. Ferguson and H.P. McCraney resigning their positions as Park Commissioners. Filed. From Fader Bros. Milling Co making a proposition for the planking of Granville Streets South. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Mathieson, Cotton and Trythall protesting against the awarding of the City Printing to the World Printing and Publishing Co on the grounds that they had no plant. Referred to Finance Committee. From Millar M.D. asking what By-Law he had contravened. Referred to the City Solicitor. From F. X. Martin, drawing the attention of Council to the tenders for the Supplying of General Groceries and asking for a reconsideration. Referred to the Finance Committee. [volume 2 page 640] Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their respective Committees: News Advertiser $31.20 World Printing and Publishing Co 13.50 A. W. Wright 14.70 M. Berry 3.00 Robertson & Co. 347.00 Cum Yow 15.00 J. McAllister 8.80 Brown & White 45.00 Robt Robertson 22.75 F. X. Martin 56.26 Campbell & Martin 17.40 Hayes & McIntosh 43.49 Jacob Sehl 5.65 J. Wolfe 8.00 J. Sehl 17.55 J. Sehl 7.25 A. Larwell 84.50 Wm. Williams 83.00 J. Moran 11.25 J. Scuitto 10.55 Hastings Saw Mill Co. 20.00 C. Lewis 1.00

Vancouver Water Works Company given last chance – January 21, 1889

Last chance for Vancouver Water Works Company to fulfill its contract with city: water supply originally promised to city in early part of 1888. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 647-661 [volume 2 page 647] Vancouver Jan 21st 1889 The Council met on Monday January 21st 1889 at 7:30 P. M. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Lefevre, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That Alderman Lefevre be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Vancouver Street Railway Co. praying for amendments to clauses No. 3, 30 & 31 of the Street Railway By-Law. From J. B. Babington applying for a position in connection with the Corporation. Referred to Board of Works. From W. H. Rowling et al praying Council to endorse resolutions sent to the Hon F.G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, praying for the improvements of the North Arm Road etc. From James Hartney asking why he was not awarded one of the contracts on Hastings Street for which he was the lowest tenderer. Filed. [volume 2 page 648] From Henderson Bros & Co refusing to give up their contract for supplying feed to the City. Filed. From Black & Wilkinson offering to plank Pender Street to their Livery Stable if the Council would recoup them. Referred to Board of Works. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of communication from the City Clerk re Water Works and informing Council that the Company fully expects to have water in the City by March 1st. Filed. From Dr. Beckingsale claiming $25.00 for illegal detention on Board the S. S. Premier on the night of Jan 11th at 12nn. Referred to Board of Health. Reports Finance No 2 The Finance Committee met on Friday January 18th 1889 at 8 P.M. and beg to recommend:- 1. That John Scuitto be asked to sign a contract for the supplying of groceries to the City for one year at his lowest quotations. 2. That as Hamilton Eligh is unable to carry out his milk contract that it [volume 2 page 649] be awarded to Greer & Co. the next lowest tenderers. 3. That as owing to a clerical error, a mistake has been made in awarding the feed contract to Henderson Bros & Co. that it be reconsidered and the hay contract awarded to Crowder and Penzer and the oats, bran and chopped feed to Palmer Bros. the lowest tenderers and that Henderson Bros & Co be notified that their tender being the highest on the list cannot be accepted. 4. That the Report of the Pound Committee be laid over. 5. That the City Treasurer be authorized to forward to the Provincial Auditor $607.99 the City's share of the Teachers' Salaries for

Council wants $15,000 more for Court House building – January 28, 1889
Council wants $15,000 more for Court House building – January 28, 1889

Council to ask province for $15,000 more for Court House, $5,00 grant in aid of Hospital, and $2,000 in aid of the Police. Aldermen Clark, Howe and Whetham to meet with Vancouver Water Works company to arrange for a Guarantee Bond. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 662-676 [volume 2 page 662] Vancouver January 28th 1889 The Council met on Monday January 28th 1889 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Clark, Costello, Brighouse, Brewer, Horne, Lefevre, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. Lowe, Deputy Minister of Agriculture acknowledging receipt of a letter from the City Council on the subject of Quarantine Regulations. Filed. From C. L. Brown asking for the position of Road Inspector for Ward 5. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Davie and Pooley re the Suit of the C. P. R. Co against the City. Referred to Finance Committee. From O.D. Sweet C.M.C. North Arm, acknowledging receipt of communication of Council regarding the construction of the roads and bridges at the Fraser River. Filed. From E. Mohun C.E. forwarding a copy of a paper read before the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, descriptive of the Sewerage of Vancouver. Filed. From Queen Bros. Offering to fill in Cambie Street between Cordova and Hastings Street for 35 cts per yard. [volume 2 page 663] Referred to the Board of Works. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co informing Council that his company were doing all they could to hurry the repairs to the streets in the City torn up by them. Filed. From J. W. McFarland replying to resolution of City Council re Water Works and asking that a day be fixed by Council for meeting the Directors. Filed. Reports Park Commissioners No 1 The Park Commissioners met on Wednesday January 23rd 1889 and appointed Mr. G. G. Mackay, Chairman. Resolved. 1. That the Council be requested to inform this Committee what funds are at our disposal at present and what amount will be furnished us for the coming year. 2. That the Council be requested to instruct the City Engineer to prepare complete plans of all the Parks in the City, said plans to be furnished to this Board. Sgd Thos. F. McGuigan, Secretary Vancouver Jan 23rd 1889 [volume 2 page 664] Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the report of the Park Commissioners be adopted. Carried. Finance No 3 The Finance Committee met on Friday January 25th 1889. Present Aldermen Costello, Lefevre, Salsbury and Whetham. The following recommendations are submitted for the Sanction of Council. 1. That the Board of Works be authorized to call for tenders for the re-planking of Water Street at an estimated cost of $405.00. 2. That a fence and coal shed be erected on the City

“Fraudulent absconders” must be stopped, say merchants – February 4, 1889
“Fraudulent absconders” must be stopped, say merchants – February 4, 1889

Vancouver merchants continually cheated by "fraudulent absconders" who charge goods and then escape on the Steamers without paying. Lawyers Davie & Pooley offer to represent the city in in the pending suit with the CPR for $1,000. Vancouver's three elementary schools and lack of any high school completely insufficient for booming population. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 677-691 [page 677] Vancouver Feb 4th 1889 The Council met on Monday February 4th 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Lefevre, Oppenheimer, Salsbury & Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From L. Eng. Panet, Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence, acknowledging receipt of communications from the City Clerk and Mayor respectively dated 9th March 1888 and 9th January 1889 re title to Stanley Park and grants made for maintenance of Park and stating that no other title could be given for said Park except the order in Council already furnished and also stating that there were no funds available for making grants towards improving the Park. Referred to the City Solicitor. From Wm. Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re Fore Shore of False Creek. Laid on the Table. From H. Stanton Private Secretary to Lieutenant Governor acknowledging receipt of resolutions of Council. Filed. [page 678] From F. W. Sentell offering to lay 10 ft sidewalks on Burrard Street for 40 cts a foot. Referred to the Board of Works. From F. W. Sentell et al praying that a sewer be put down on Burrard Street and sidewalks laid thereon. Referred to City Engineer & Board of Works. From the Deputy Minister of Agriculture acknowledging receipt of communication from His Worship, the Mayor the the (sic) building of Immigrant sheds at Vancouver and the appointment of an Immigration Agent. Laid on the Table. From John Castile asking for the position of Street Inspector. Filed. From Geo. M. Taylor, asking that Seymour Street South be graded and sidewalked. Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo F. Baldwin, Assessment Commissioner submitting Assessment Roll for the year 1889 and reporting the total valuation to be $6,604,008.00. Referred to Finance Committee. From Geo. F. Baldwin, City Treasurer submitting Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for A. D. 1888. Referred to Finance. [page 679] The following accounts were read and referred to their respective Committees: Jacob Sehl $15.00 Thomson Bros. 36.40 A. W. Wright 3.39 Henry Avison 60.00 Thos. Becketh 1.50 C. P. Telegraph Co. .30 A. Larwell 1.50 Godfrey & Co. 5.90 John McAllister 14.90 Hill & McKinnon 177.25 C. M. Hanley 2.85 R. I. Winch 16.01 W. J. McGuigan 25.00 M. Goldstein 1.60 F. W. Hart .60 Tattersall's Stables 11.00 Palmer Bros. 158.36 Hayes & McIntosh 15.52 V. W. Haywood 5.50 J. McDonnell 9.00 Davidson Bros. 38.50 John Scuitto 86.15 F. X. Martin

Mount Pleasant streets to be named and registered – February 11, 1889

All streets in Ward No. 4 south of False Creek must be named and registered.City Treasurer authorized to hire an Accountant to assist him. Thos. Stephenson appointed Street Superintendent at a salary of $120 per month. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 692-707 [volume 2 page 692] Vancouver Feb 11th 1889 The Council met on Monday February 11th 1889 at 7:30. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury & Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Robert Bell et al praying for the improvement of Lane in Block 52, 196. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. informing Council that the Directors of his Company would meet the Committee of the Council on Tuesday the 12th inst at 2:30 P.M. Filed. From W. S. Gore, Surveyor General acknowledging the receipt of a communication of Council re Fruit Growing Lands. Filed. From W. Norman Bole on behalf of D. Burns informing Council that he intended bringing an action against the City for False imprisonment. City Solicitor. [volume 2 page 693] From M. W. Thain, Harbor Master notifying the Council to stop dumping garbage etc. in the Harbor. Referred to the Board of Health. From D. McDougall et al praying for the improvement of Seymour Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Strathern et al praying for the sidewalking of Princess Street from Dunlevy to Jackson Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From Crickmay & Robson submitting cost of Vitrified pipes. Referred to the Board of Works. From Millar M.D. asking that steps be taken to prevent his well being filled on Dupont Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From James D. Fraser, withdrawing from his gravel tender. Referred to Board of Works. From John H. McMillan asking Council to remove Morgue. Referred to City Solicitor. From Wilson Burns et al praying for the improvement of Robson Street West. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 2 page 694] From Philip Mager et al praying for the improvement of Westminster Road. Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo Fisher et al praying for the improvements of 11th and 12th Avenues. Referred to the Board of Works. From D. J. McDonald asking that he be awarded the Contracts for which he is the lowest on. Referred to the Board of Works. From Robert Hunter et al praying for the improvement of Pendrell Street. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports Police No 1 The Police Committee met at 3 P. M. on Saturday Feb 9th for the transaction of Business. Alderman Lefevre moved seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That Alderman Horne be the Chairman of the Police Committee for the current year 1889. On this motion being put Alderman Lefevre, Salsbury and Horne voted Yea and Alderman

Business suspended while Councillors wrangle – February 18, 1889

In-depth procedural debate, no other business accomplished. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 page 708 only [volume 2 page 708] Vancouver Feb 18th 1889 The Council met on Monday February 18th 1889 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Lefevre, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. After the Clerk had called the Roll, Alderman Salsbury asked to be heard on a question of Privilege, which was granted. A lengthy discussion was entered into which finally ended in an adjournment without any business being done, five of the Aldermen having left the Council Board thus leaving no quorum. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

$50 Exhibit fund granted to Mayor Oppenheimer – February 20, 1889
$50 Exhibit fund granted to Mayor Oppenheimer – February 20, 1889

$50 granted to Mayor David Oppenheimer "to organize a Provincial Commission for the purpose of preparing a full Exhibit of the Mineral, Forest and Agricultural Resources of our Province with exhibits of its Fisheries, Manufactories and other Industries." This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez 1889-02-feb-20-vancouver-city-council-minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 709-710 [volume 2 page 709] Vancouver Feb 20th 1889 A Special meeting of the Council, called to consider the proposed Amendments to the City Charter, was held on Wednesday, Feb 20th 1889 at 10 A. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Salsbury, Whetham and Oppenheimer also Messrs Blake, Hammersley and Alexander. His Worship stated the object of the meeting after which the amendments as prepared by the Charter Committee were taken up clause by clause and amended where considered necessary and finally adopted and ordered to be forwarded to one of our Representatives at Victoria. Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman McConnell. Whereas the Exhibit prepared and sent to the Industrial Exhibition at Toronto and London in Ontario was a decided success resulting in a great advantage to the whole Province by bringing prominently before our fellow subjects of the Eastern part of Canada its great Agricultural and mineral resources. And whereas said Exhibit being a first attempt in the direction of showing the natural capabilities of British Columbia was not supported as generally throughout the Province as its importance demanded [volume 2 page 710] And whereas the good results flowing from it have inspired our fellow citizens throughout the Province with a desire to repeat it on a more extended scale. And whereas the experience gained last year by His Worship the Mayor in preparing and forwarding such Exhibit point to him as the best person to initiate and organize a Provincial Commission to obtain a full and complete exhibit on a much larger scale to be sent forward this year. Therefore be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled. That the sum of $50.00 be placed at the disposal of His Worship the Mayor to enable him to take the necessary steps to organize a Provincial Commission for the purpose of preparing a full Exhibit of the Mineral, Forest and Agricultural Resources of our Province with exhibits of its Fisheries, Manufactories and other Industries. Carried. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Aldermen’s absence cancels meeting – February 25, 1889

The meeting adjourned due to lack of quorum. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 page 711 only [volume 2 page 711] Vancouver Feb 25th 1889 The Council met for the transaction of business on Monday February 25th 1889 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Clark, Costello, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Clerk called the roll, and declared that there was no quorum, consequently the Mayor and Alderman present adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Legal opinion needed re: Mayor’s vote – March 1, 1889

Council requests a legal opinion on whether the Mayor, an ex-officio member of every civic Committee, has the right to vote in each Committee This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez   City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 712-714 [volume 2 page 712] Vancouver March 1st 1889 The Council met on Friday March 1st 1889 at 2:30 P. M. Present His Worship the Mayor and all of the Aldermen. Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the following be submitted to A. N. Richards, Q. C. Victoria for his legal opinion of same:- “Whereas a question of Law having arisen in our Council proceedings as to whether the Mayor, who is an ex-officio member of all standing committees has a legal right to vote in the Standing Committees or not. Our Procedure Act, Clause 67, provides that the Standing Committees shall consist of one member of the Council from each Ward of the City to be elected by the Council and that the Mayor shall be ex-officio, a member of all Committees. Section 69 provides that the Members of each Committee shall meet and elect from amongst themselves, a Chairman. At the first meeting of our Committee all the members were present, a motion to elect a Chairman was made 3 voted in favour and 2 against it, the Mayor claimed a vote against this making a dead lock. There appears to be no provision [volume 2 page 713] for such case in our procedure act; Section 26 enacts that the law of Parliament shall be followed. At the next regular meeting of the Council a motion was made without any previous notice of motion that the member whom the Mayor claimed to vote for in Committee be elected the Chairman of such Committee, the Council voted on same 5 to 5, the Mayor giving a casting vote in favor. Afterwards a meeting was called by both Chairmen, the Mayor not being present. The first act of the Committee was to elect a Chairman, this being their first meeting and they claimed the action of the Council was altogether out of order. The Chairman elected by the Committee presided during that meeting. At the next meeting of the Council both Chairmen brought in a report of the Committee's proceedings, the one elected by the Council leaving out of his report the election of a Chairman by the Committee; the other Chairman who was elected by the Committee produced a full report of the meeting. The Council adopted the report of the Chairman they claimed to have elected by the Mayor's casting vote, rejecting the report of the Committee's Chairman. [volume 2 page 714] 1. Can an ex-officio member vote in electing the Chairman of a Standing Committee? 2. Can an ex-officio member vote on any motion before a Standing Committee after the Chairman is elected? 3. In case of a dead lock by the ex-officios voting in

Stanley Park lodge to be built, deadwood removed – March 4, 1889

Stanley Park to have lodge and outbuildings, twenty seats built, and dead wood cleared or burned - total cost about $800. Claim of $3760.00 damages from J. D. Schmidt for injuries sustained by falling into an open ditch. Fire Inspector instructed to prosecute any person or persons found draining water from the City tanks. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 715-724 [volume 2 page 715] Vancouver March 4th 1889 The Council met on Monday March 4th 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Lefevre, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last regular and special meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Chas. Doering et al asking the Council to use its influence to have the Water Works System extended across False Creek. Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee. From D. Giles et al calling the attention of Council to a nuisance which extends on Hastings Street in connection with Messrs Irving and Stracher's Factory. Referred to Police & Fire Inspector. From the Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co. agreeing to supply water to the City at Manufacturers rates. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From J. B. Kennedy et al asking Council to enforce the Sunday Closing Act and prohibit the Chinese from working on the Sabbath. Referred to the License Committee. [volume 2 page 716] From J. D. Farmer asking permission to remove his building from a point outside the Fire Limits to another point outside the Fire Limits. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken giving explanations re the Grist Mill to be erected by Messrs Hatch & Webster. Referred to Finance Committee. From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken making a claim of $3760.00 damages on behalf of J. D. Schmidt for injuries sustained by falling into an open ditch left unprotected by the Water Works Co. Referred to Finance & City Solicitor. From Jos. D. Fraser withdrawing from his gravel tender and asking for a refund of his deposit. Referred to Finance Committee. From the City Solicitor asking for instructions in the Hartney Law Suit. Referred to Finance Committee. From the City Clerk of New Westminster re the payment of money by the Municipalities for the support of High Schools. Referred to Finance Committee. From Wm. Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine re assistance to the Hospital at Vancouver. Filed. [volume 2 page 717] From George Byrnes et al praying for the improvement of lane in Block 46, 541. Referred to Board of Works. From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken re petition supporting the application of Messrs Hatch & Webster. Referred to Finance. Accounts to the following amounts were read and referred. Finance, $159.15, Works, $44.00, Health, $576.72 F. W. & L. $335.05, Police $59.00 Reports Finance No 6 The Finance Committee met on Friday March 1st 1889

Continual damage to fire engines intentional? – March 11, 1889

Repeated damage to fire engines may be the result of tampering by "person or persons unknown"; fire department to check condition of engines twice daily. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 725-733 [volume 2 page 725] Vancouver March 11th 1889 The Council met on Monday March 11th 1889 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Lefevre, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communication From P. AE. Irving, Deputy Attorney General, drawing the attention of Council to a Verdict of the Coroner's Jury on the death of James Ward. Referred to Board of Works. From August Ammon et al praying for the grading and sidewalking of Princess Street between Carl and Heatley Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From the City Solicitor giving his opinion on the rights of the City to expend money on the road leading to the cemetery, which rights he claimed were not clearly defined in the Charter. Filed. From the City Solicitor re the case of J. D. Schmidt. Filed. [volume 2 page 726] From E. J. Clark of Toronto enclosing Deed of Conveyance of the lands offered by him to the City in 264A. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. C. McLagan, returning accounts for printing and advertising and explaining matters in connection therewith. Referred to the Finance Committee. From J. C. McLagan asking for an investigation into the allegations made against the World regarding the City Advertising. Filed. Reports F. W. & L. No 5 At a Special Meeting of the Fire, Water and Light Committee held on Thursday the 14th day of February inst; an investigation into the causes of the accident to the engine “M. A. MacLean” of which delayed it from working at the fire on the 9th day of February instant was made. From the evidence advanced Your Committee are of the opinion that same person or persons at present unknown tampered with said engine disabling it. Your Committee are further of the opinion that the circumstances in connection with said interference with said engine do not warrant us in ensuring Mr. Cameron the Engineer in charge [volume 2 page 727] but to guard as far as possible against a recurrence of such a circumstance we direct that the Engineers in charge of each fire engine shall in future make a thorough examination of their respective engines in the morning and evening of each day and deliver a written report of the result of such examination daily to the Chief of the Fire Brigade. Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the F. W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried. Finance No 7 The Finance Committee met on Friday March 8th 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham, Costello and Lefevre.

Council opposes draining of Burnaby Lake – March 18, 1889

Resolution against the draining of Burnaby Lake to be sent to Victoria, following similar petition by residents of New Westminster. Another to "earnestly petition" the Legislative Assembly to hasten the completion of the railway to the Okanagan. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 734-746 [volume 2 page 734] Vancouver March 18th '89 The Council met on Monday March 18th 1889 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 The following communications were read and referred to the Board of Works. 1. From Thos. Mayne, re Gore Avenue. 2. From D. A. Matheson et al re Lane in B. 36, 541 3. From Robert Vincent et al re Sidewalks in Yale Town. 4. From H. T. Ceperley re Box drain on Alberni Street. 5. From R. G. Tatlow et al re Lane Block 12, 541. 6. From R. I. Mizony et al re Nelson Street West. 7. From J. J. Irwin re roots on Block 101, 541. 8. From E.R. Bodwell et al re Sidewalks on Georgia St. 9. From B. Springer et al, re acquiring a portion of lot Nine Block 5, 6, & 7. 10. A. S. Block et al re Robson Street Improvements 11. Ths. Hooper et al re Lane in Block 35, 541. 12. From Frank Tilley asking permission to move his building from Lot 2, Block 9, 191 to Lot 5, Block 40, 196. From John Hoggart, Post Master General acknowledging receipt of a Communication addressed to D. Chisholm, MP. From His Worship, the Mayor suggesting that when making new arrangements for the mail Service between Victoria and San Francisco, provision be made that the [volume 2 page 735] Steamers employed be of British origin. Filed. From E. B. Biggar, Montreal, asking the City to allow him $6.00 a page for printing a sketch of the City of Vancouver in his Magazine. Referred to Finance. From Donald Chisholm Esq M.P. Enclosing communication from H. B. Small Deputy Minister of Agriculture re Immigration Station at Vancouver and the appointment of an Agent. Filed. From D. McGregor, New Westminster enclosing a copy of a resolution passed by the Citizens protesting against the draining of Burnaby Lake. Laid on the Table. From the City Clerk notifying the Council that the contract for burning on the Park Road was not yet signed. Referred to Park Com. Reports F. W. & L. No 6 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday March 13th 1889 at 3 P. M. Present Aldermen Oppenheimer, Whetham and Brighouse. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Vancouver Transfer Co. Drayage $1.00 J. Wolfe, Scavenger Work 4.00 Crowder & Penzer, Hay 9.85 Palmer Bros. Oats etc. 20.78 [volume 2 page 736] Telephone Co. Night Service etc. $66.00 J. Eggert, Repairing Clock 2.00 Charles

Mayor to take Charter of Amendments to Victoria – March 23, 1889

Special meeting; Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Salsbury and Lefevre and Dr. McGuigan appointed to go to Victoria with a view of having the Charter of Amendments passed. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 page 747 only [volume 2 page 747] Vancouver March 23rd 1889 A Special Meeting of the City Council was held on Saturday March 23rd 1889 at 4 P. M. for the purpose of appointing a Committee to go to Victoria with a view of getting the amendments to the Charter passed. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brewer, Clark, Costello, Oppenheimer and Salsbury. Although there was no quorum the importance of the matter demanded that immediate action should be taken. It was therefore moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Ald Costello. That His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury and Lefevre and Dr. McGuigan be appointed a Committee to go to Victoria to interview the members of the Legislature with a view of getting the Charter Amendments passed. Carried. The Council then adjourned. J. W. Horne, Chairman Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Alderman J.M. Lefevre resigns – April 1, 1889

J.M. Lefevre resigned his seat on Council. Letter from the Vancouver Typographical Union No. 226 protests against the City printing being done outside the City This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 748-754 [volume 2 page 748] Vancouver April 1st 1889 The Council met on Monday April 1st 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Costello, Clark, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Salsbury. Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That Alderman Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. M. Lefevre resigning his seat on the Council Board. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Brewer. That Alderman Lefevre's resignation be accepted. Carried. From Miss S. Bowes submitting copies of “Home Cheer” a new paper published in the City and asking for a share of the City Advertising. Referred to Finance Committee. From Wm. Crickmay et al praying that part of Pender and Abbott Street be planked. Referred to the Board of Works. From John B. Saint et al praying [volume 2 page 749] for the improvement of the lane in Block 43, 196 & 181. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co acknowledging receipt of a communication from the City Clerk re extension of Water Service to South Side of False Creek. Filed. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Free Reading Room asking a grant of $500.00 from Council. Referred to Finance Committee. From D. Chisholm M. P. informing Council that an Immigration Agent would be sent immediately to Vancouver. Filed. From the Secretary of the Smelting Co. informing Council that the works in Vancouver were completed according to Agreement. Referred to Finance Committee. From Messrs Yates and Jay, Solicitors for J. Trethway informing Council that their client would do nothing towards repairing False Creek Bridge. Referred to City Solicitor. From Alex Johnston et al re Telephone at False Creek Bridge. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee [volume 2 page 750] From E. Stevenson et al asking for the grading of Lane in Block 12, 196. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Vancouver Typographical Union No. 226 protesting against the City printing being done outside the City. Referred to the Finance Committee. From J. M. Browning Land Commissioner offering a Site for a public fountain at the corner of Hastings and Carrall Streets. Referred to the Finance Committee. From John Devine, submitting Auditor's Report for 1888. Referred to the Finance Committee. From A. N. Richards, Q. C. submitting legal opinion on the Mayor's right to vote in Committees. Filed. The accounts for the month were read and referred to their respective committees for examination. Reports Park No 4 The Park Commissioners met on Thursday March 28th 1889 at 11 A. M. Present Commissioners Mackay, Alexander, Tatlow and Brighouse. [volume 2

Vancouver accountant and street superintendent hired – April 8, 1889

Estimates of income and expenses for the year received from all City departments. City Accountant and Superintendent of Streets hired. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 755-767 [volume 2 page 755] Vancouver April 8th 1889 The Council met on Monday April 8th 1889 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Salsbury. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co informing Council that as soon as the District already supplied with water pipes is in active Service, they will take the question up of supplying Mount Pleasant with water. Filed. From F. C. Innes making a proposition to grade etc. the North east corner of Hastings and Burrard Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Fire Brigade asking to be exempt from Poll Tax. Referred to Finance Committee. From W. D. Le Suer re P.O. Letter Boxes. Filed. Works No 10 The Board of Works met on Thursday April 4th 1889. [volume 2 page 756] Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Robert Rutherford, Street Work $9.00 Keefer & McGillivray, Bridge 40.00 Henderson & Couth, Seed 9.00 Harry Dunn, Work on Sewers 14.00 DL. Gow, Repairs on Bridge 118.49 Tattersall's Stables, Buggy hire 4.00 R. Mathison, Printing 19.15 John Robinson, Saw Filing .25 ct H. Blyth et al, Street Work 36.10 2. That Michael Costello be permitted to lift the sidewalk on Dupont Street while excavating a cellar, subject to the regulations of the street By-Law. 3. That Messrs Goodmurphy & McLellan be notified to complete their contract on Dunlevy Avenue and if they fail to do so that tenders be called for the completion of the same. 4. That a sidewalk six feet wide be constructed on Carl Avenue. 5. That Lot one, Block ten, 182 be purchased for $500.00 for the purpose of strengthening Hastings Street east. Several petitions for street improvement etc. have been received but consideration of them has been deferred for the present. [volume 2 page 757] At a Special meeting of the Board on Friday the 6th inst it was resolved to notify Mr. J. P. Blake to remove or raze his premises on Carrall Street within 24 hours from date of notice being served on him. Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried. Finance No 10 The Finance Committee met on Friday April 5th 1889. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Alderman Salsbury, Costello and Clark. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Park Committee Henry Avison et al Work on Park $218.10 Mallandine & Samson, Coms. 15.60 F. Young, Estimate on Park Lodge 250.00 Board of Works John

Post office boxes needed in Mount Pleasant, West End “suburbs” – April 15, 1889

Urgent need for more Post Office boxes for the "suburbs" in Mount Pleasant and west of Granville Street. Municipality of Richmond's agreed contribution toward the Granville Street Bridge has not been received. Bridge agreement had been made among Vancouver, Richmond and the CPR. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 768-782 [volume 2 page 768] Vancouver April 15th 1889 The Council met on Monday April 15th 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Wm. Urquhart et al praying against the charge of $500.00 for Shop Licenses and requesting that the charge be reduced to $200.00. Referred to License Committee. From W. Vankoughnet, Deputy Supt. General of Indian Affairs to his Worship the Mayor, informing him that Maria Island could not be thrown open for Settlement. Filed. From H. E. McKee asking Council to have the streets fronting Block 7, 200A cleared. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From Dr. Bell-Irving, asking aid from the Council for the Vancouver Rifle Association. Referred to the Finance Committee. [volume 2 page 769] From A. St. G. Hammersley asking Council to fix a remuneration for his services in consolidating the City Charter etc. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. C. McLagan asking for payment of his account for vouchers. Referred to the Finance Committee. From J. C. McLagan acknowledging receipt of a communication re City Advertising and printing. Filed. Reports Finance No 11 The Finance Committee met on Friday April 15th 1889 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham, Clark and Costello. The following accounts were recommended for payment: Board of Works D. McAlister, Westminster Av. $30.73 H. Coumacher, Powell Street 202.50 D. J. McDonald, Sect 2 Hastings St. 180.00 do Gravel 222.27 Royal City Planing Mills Co. 43.56 World Printing & Publishing Co. 59.88 Robert Rutherford, Hastings Road 9.00 Godfrey & Co. Axes etc. 1.55 Board of Health Bell-Irving & Johnston, Medical $15.00 Vancouver Transfer Co. Drayage 7.00 [volume 2 page 770] C. P. R. Co. Fares $3.00 F. W. Hart, Stretcher 6.00 Hong Sing, Washing 25.00 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 2.00 Sorenson, Herbing & Co. Drugs 13.05 Vancouver Electric Ill Co. 30.00 J. Wolfe Scavenger Work 4.00 Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 41.14 R. L. Winch, Vegetables 28.55 Palmer Bros. Coal 16.50 Scuitto & Co. Groceries 63.43 W. J. Smith, Drayage 2.00 DL. Beckingsale, Evidence 5.00 W. J. McGuigan, Inquest 10.00 Mrs. Luke, Nursing 10.50 Telephone Co. 4.00 Vancouver Wharfage Co. 7.50 Finance World Printing & Publishing Co. $61.24 Charter Committee, Expenses to Victoria 150.00 Jones & Bardis, Ward case 25.00 Hotel Vancouver 21.00 T.N Hibbin, Rules of Procedure 7.50 Theo Davie, Legal Services 75.00 C. P. R. Telegraph Co. .60 cts We beg to recommend: 1. That Fire

Electric lights for Fire Hall No. 1 – April 23, 1889

8 electric lights to be installed in Fire Hall No. 1 at a monthly cost of $16.50 This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 783-7891 [volume 2 page 783] Vancouver April 23rd 1889 The Council met on Tuesday April 23rd 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Costello, Clark, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Francis Crosbie asking to be allowed remuneration for filling in lane in Block 13, 541 and on Georgia Street. Filed. From M. W. Thain, Harbour Master giving permission to the Council to dump in the old place for one month longer. Referred to Health Inspector. From Yates & Jay, Barristers asking compensation for Andrew Smith for injuries received from falling off the sidewalk. Referred to Finance and City Solicitor. From Alfred Bunker offering to put in Box Drains on Drake St. etc. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports Park No 5 The Park Commissioners met on Tuesday [volume 2 page 784] April 23rd 1889 at 11 A. M. and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: The World Printing & Publishing Co. $2.64 A. Hambrook, Drayage 6.00 F. Young, Park Lodge etc. 218.00 Thos. Stephenson, feed of Park horse 20.00 F. M. Blomquist, Painting 20.00 Sgd. Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the Park Commissioners be adopted. Carried. F. W. & L. No 7 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Saturday April 20th 1889. Present Alderman Oppenheimer, Whetham and Brighouse. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Geo. R. Raymond, Freight $4.54 Vancouver Electric Ill Co. 248.25 O'Toole & Ralph, Repairs 9.50 Scuitto & Co. Coal Oil 6.50 Leask & Johnson, Coal 62.50 Van Water Works Co. Connections 158.90 Godfrey & Co., Supplies 3.75 Van City Foundry, Repairs 3.00 J. McAllister, Blacksmithing 52.50 H. McDowell & Co. .85 Telephone Co. 8.00 [volume 2 page 785] 2. That the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co's offer to install 8 Electric Lights in Fire Hall No 1 for $20.00 and charge a monthly rent of $16.50 be accepted. 3. That W. T. Milross' tender to paint Fire Hall No 1 for $58.00 be accepted. Sgd. I. Oppenheimer Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Costello. That the report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee be adopted. Carried. Works No 12 The Board of Works met on Thursday April 18th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Horne, Oppenheimer and McConnell. We beg to recommend: 1. That the City Clerk be instructed to advertise for applications for the position of Pound Keeper, such Pound Keeper to be paid out of the fees collected under the By-Law. 2. That the pound be fenced in with a close board fence, 6 feet high with a lattice work

Stray cattle and horses to be curbed, verandah damaged by runaway team – April 29, 1889
Stray cattle and horses to be curbed, verandah damaged by runaway team – April 29, 1889

Z. G. Goldberg permitted to re-construct his veranda damaged by runaway team. City Pound enlarged to suppress "nuisance of stray cattle and horses along our streets." This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 1-6 [volume 3 page 1] Vancouver April 29th 1889 The Council met on Monday April 29th 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From F. G. Vernon re sidewalking the road to the Cemetery. Filed. From Geo. M. Taylor praying for the sidewalking of Seymour Street from Drake to Pacific. Filed. From Z. G. Goldberg asking permission to re-construct his Verandah which was torn down by a runaway team. Filed. From Harry Fried re a License to sell beer and wine in his restaurant. Referred to License Committee. From Sister Francis asking for support of a Baby at her home. Filed. From John Devine, submitting Auditor's Report for January and February and asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Miss Bowes submitting copies of Home Cheer. Filed. [volume 3 page 2] Reports Works No 13 The Board of Works met on Thursday April 25th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That Francis Crosbie be allowed 15 cts per cubic yard for filling in Georgia St. for about 120 cubic yards. 2. That the contractor employed by the Vancouver Street Railway Company for the clearing etc. of Block 7, 200 a be allowed the same rates for clearing, burning and close cutting the streets fronting on said Block and that he paid for the same when there are funds available for the purpose estimated cost $64.00 3. That Seymour Street between Drake and Davie Street be graded before the sidewalk is laid, estimated cost $15.00 4. That Powell Street at the crossing of Campbell Avenue be cut down to grade estimated cost $30.00 5. That A. Bunker's offer to put in Box Drains on Drake Street and fill up the Street to grade be not entertained as there are no funds available for carrying out the work. 6. That the following accounts be paid: D. McAlister, Sidewalk on Hastings St. $462.20 James Hartney, Davie Street 29.96 do Nelson Street 83.32 A. Bunker Hastings St cutting 18.00 do Hastings St filling 656.50 [volume 3 page 3] A. Bunker, Lane in Block 9, 196 $152.91 D. J. McDonald, Gravel 424.02 do Hastings St. Sect 2 123.75 H. Blythe et al Street Work 111.05 Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the Works Committee be adopted. Carried. By-Laws The Council went into Committee of the Whole to resume the reading of the Trades By-Law. Alderman Oppenheimer in the Chair. It was read over clause by clause

Vancouver police get uniforms, batons, handcuffs, and whistles – May 6, 1889
Vancouver police get uniforms, batons, handcuffs, and whistles – May 6, 1889

Council approved purchase of uniforms for police chief, sergeant, 5 officers and caretaker at a cost of $282.50. Police department also authorized to buy "2 Batons, 3 Sets of Handcuffs, 1 Staff Badge, 2 Sets Chain Nippers & 2 Whistles" This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 7-12 [volume 3 page 7] Vancouver May 6th 1889 The Council met on Monday May 6th 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Costello, Clark, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From E. Mohun C. E. re the Sewerage System in Vancouver. Filed. From Patrick Carey drawing attention to the fact that the Street in front of his hotel on Hastings Street was left in an imperfect condition by the Water Works Co. Filed. From Chas. E. Pooley acknowledging receipt of telegram from the Mayor expressing sympathy for Mrs. Dunsmuir for the loss of her husband. Filed. From G. Thomas Jr. Secretary of Reliance Hose Co No. 2, asking if Council had done anything further in the matter of exempting the Firemen from Poll Tax. Filed. From the City Engineer recommending that the Blyth's wages be raised to $2.75 per day. Filed. From the City Engineer recommending the grading of Seymour Street, full width [volume 3 page 8] from Drake Street to Pacific Street. Filed. The Monthly accounts were read and referred to their respective Committees. Reports Health No 8 The Health Committee met on Tuesday April 3rd 1889. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Whetham, Mason, Costello and Salsbury. We beg to recommend: That the following accounts be paid: 1. Geo Gale and Sons, Beds $392.91 J. Stevens & Sons, Beds 2.50 Queen Bros. Hack Hire 2.50 2. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Thos. Greer, asking him to supply the City Hospital with a better quality of milk. Sgd. Jas Whetham, Chairman Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Health Committee's Report be adopted. Carried. Finance No 13 The Finance Committee met on Friday May 3rd 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor, [volume 3 page 9] Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Board of Health Queen Bros. Hack Hire $2.50 Geo Gale & Sons, Beds 392.91 Stevens & Son, Instruments 2.50 Board of Works James Hartney, Davie Street $29.96 do Nelson Street 83.32 A. Bunker, Lane in Block 9, 196 152.91 do Hastings Street 656.50 do " " 18.00 Donald McAlister Street 462.20 D. J. McDonald, Hastings St. Sec 2 123.75 do Gravel 424.02 Park Committee Henry Avison, Salary $60.00 P. Roach et al, Labor 202.40 2. That Henry Avison, Park Ranger be placed on the City Pay Roll at a Salary of $60.00 per month and that said salary be charged to the appropriation for the Park.

Race Course planned for Hastings Park – May 13, 1889

Council "to arrange with the British Columbia Jockey Club for the lease of a site under the control of the club in the eastern park near Hastings sufficiently large for the construction of a Race Course." This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 13-17 [volume 3 page 13] Vancouver May 13th 1889 The Council met on Monday May 13th 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark. That Alderman Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. Communications From J. B. Babington, Pound Keeper asking to be furnished with a horse etc. Referred to Finance Committee. From Sister Francis acknowledging receipt of contribution from the Aldermen. Filed. From F. G. Vernon C. C. of L. & W. asking to be furnished an estimate of the cost of opening up the streets from the proposed public park to the City boundary. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Hon. F. G. Vernon acknowledging the receipt of a communication re the gravelling of the New North Arm Road. Filed. From the Post Master General acknowledging the receipt of a resolution of Council re additional letter boxes. Filed. [volume 3 page 14] From J. M. Browning et al praying that the sidewalk on Burrard Street be extended to Hastings Street. Filed. From Black and Wood asking to be allowed to fill in alley way between Granville & Seymour Streets and be allowed 15 cts therefor. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. G. Balkwell asking to be allowed 8 cts per yd for dirt delivered on Homer St. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. R. Foster et al petitioning for the grading of Seymour St. South. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. F. Keefer et al petitioning for the grading of the lane in Block 10, 196. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Devine asking for an increase of salary. Referred to the Finance Committee. From D. McCallum asking for the payment of the balance of an account. Referred to Finance Committee. From W. Seitz, Secretary of the Jockey Club, asking for a portion of the East Park for a Race Track. Filed. From John P. Lawson submitting a report on Sewerage. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 3 page 15] Reports Works No 14 The Board of Works met on Thursday May 9th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Horne and McConnell. We beg to recommend: 1. That John Cartwright's offer to construct a sidewalk in front of his hotel on Campbell Avenue be accepted and that he be refunded the cost thereof when there are funds on hand for the purpose. 2. That Seymour Street between Davie and Smithe Streets be graded full width and a sidewalk laid thereon six feet wide and

Future of City Wharf uncertain – May 20, 1889

Committee formed to either settle with Vancouver Wharfage and Storage re: purchase of wharf as previously agreed or that “the right to purchase same should be abandoned.” Cost of installing phone line from City Hall to cemetery quoted at $70.00 and monthly rental charge of $4.00; Board of Works empowered to go back to Telephone Company and ask for a better price. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 18-23 [volume 3 page 18] Vancouver May 20th 1889 The Council met on Monday May 20th 1889. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Charles Hillier et al praying that a sidewalk be laid on Keefer Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From B. Crickmay notifying Council that she had dismissed the Porter. Referred to the Board of Health. From J. B. Babington resigning his position as Pound Keeper. Filed. From R. A. McMorran et al petitioning for the opening up of Melville Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Alfred Bunker offering to fill lane in Block 12, 541 for 15 cts per cubic yard. Filed. From W. H. Evans petitioning for the grading of Keefer Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. J. Alcock et al petitioning for the Bridging of Westminster Avenue over Tenth Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 3 page 19] From Thos. Thain claiming $10.00 on account of James Hall deceased. Referred to Finance Committee. From the reporters asking to be furnished with a better light. Filed. From Mayor Grant extending an invitation to the Mayor and Council of Vancouver to be present at Victoria on the occasion of the celebration of the Queen's Birthday. Filed. Reports Health No 5 The Health Committee met on Tuesday May 14th 1889. Present Aldermen Whetham, Salsbury and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Scuitto & Co. Groceries $125.60 Vancouver Wharfage Co. 7.50 Hong Sing, Washing 17.50 Thos. A. Greer, Milk 50.40 R. I. Winch, Groceries 23.75 Palmer Bros. Coal 16.50 J. S. Clute & Co. Supplies 6.45 Jacob Sehl, Supplies 3.60 G. Robertson, Supplies 4.25 Wm. Draper, Drugs 21.05 Russell, McDonald & Co. 1.75 Charles Nelson, Drugs 11.10 Telephone Co. 8.00 W. J. McGuigan, Inquest etc. 20.00 Electric Illuminating Co. 30.00 Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 38.25 [volume 3 page 20] 2. That the plan submitted by the Chairman of the Board of Health, showing the proposed subdivision of the upper ward of the City Hospital be approved of and that the City Engineer be instructed to give an Estimate of the cost of same and that tenders be called for the carrying out the work. Sgd. James Wetham, Chairman Moved by Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the report of the Health Committee

Aldermen to meet with Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co. – May 27, 1889

Aldermen Horne, Whetham, Oppenheimer, McConnell and Brewer were appointed to meet with the wharf owners to work out the next step in the acquisition of city wharf. Plan to have 25,000 copies published of a twenty-page pamphlet about Vancouver was laid over for two weeks. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 24-27 [volume 3 page 24] Vancouver May 27th 1889 The Council met on Monday May 27th 1889 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John H. Clark et al praying for the improvement of Lockin Street and Tenth Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. H. Castile asking Council to make an approach to a wharf. Referred to the Board of Works. From Alan Mac Dougall of Toronto Submitting Reports on Sewerage. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. Struthers et al praying for the improvement of a lane in Block 15, 196. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. C. Mc Lagan et al asking for the payment of his account for Vouchers. Filed. From Capt. Auld, donating $38.00 in aid of the City Hospital. Filed. Reports Finance No 15 The Finance Committee met [volume 3 page 25] on Wednesday May 22nd 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Clark, Costello, Salsbury and Wetham. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: News Advertiser $4.50 Tattersall's Stables 5.00 R. W. Armstrong 3.25 C. P. Tel Co. 40 cts Deputy Returning Officers 25.00 H. Blyth et al 99.80 2. That John Devine's Salary be increased to $20.00 per month, such increase to date from the first day of June. Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Finance report be adopted. Carried. Introduction of By-Laws Alderman Horne introduced a By-Law to amend By-Law No 74 which was read a first time. Motions Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the City Clerk write Capt. Auld thanking him for the donation of $38.00 for the City Hospital. Carried. Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman McConnell. Whereas by a By-Law of the [volume 3 page 26] City of Vancouver dated 13th October AD. 1886 and by an Agreement made in pursuance of said By-Law it was enacted and agreed that in consideration of certain privileges granted the City of Vancouver to the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co. Limited, the said Company would sell to said City at any date after the 31st day of December A.D. 1888 the wharf erected by them at its actual value. And whereas it is necessary and expedient, and in the interests of the City that said wharf should be now purchased or that the right to purchase same should be abandoned. Therefore be

Chinese residents to be evicted from Stanley Park – June 3, 1889

Health inspector to remove "nuisances" along the Park Road, "particularly the Chinese in the vicinity of the Lodge". [Stanley] Park ranger instructed to impound dogs without license tags. Call for tenders to supply fire alarms to city. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 28-35 [volume 3 page 28] Vancouver June 3rd 1889 The Council met on Monday, June 3rd 1889. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Secretary of the Fire Brigade asking that the Revenue Tax be paid to the Department instead of to the Government. Filed. From the Knights of Labor asking the Council not to expend $1,200.00 in copies of the West Shore. Filed. From W. H. Evans et al asking for the improvement of Keefer Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From S. McHugh et al praying that J. B. Babington be appointed City Wharfinger. Laid on the Table. From O. Burnitt et al praying for certain Street improvements in Ward 5. Referred to the B of Works. From Wm S. Kene in reference to the License on Commercial Travellers and Commission Merchants. Referred to the License Committee. [volume 3 page 29] From H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the C. P. R., Co informing Council that the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co had recognized the rights of the Co. to the Beach at that point. Laid on the table. Reports Works No 15 The Board of Works met on Thursday May 30th 1889 a full Board being present: We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid:- Wm. Power, Granville Street $110.00 F. Young, Dunsmuir Street 90.10 do Columbia Av. 227.01 Goodmurphy & McLellan, Pender St et al 124.07 McMellan & Kelly, Seymour St. 123.50 Francis Crosbie, Lane in B13, 541 50.25 Boyd & Clandening, Richards St. 50.00 McDonald & Cameron, Barclay St 20.00 A. Bunker, Hastings St. etc. 105.00 Crowder & Penzer, feed 1.50 C. P. R. Co Granville Street 265.00 James Hartney, Nicola Street 55.14 DL. Gow, Lane in Block 8, 196 303.13 D. McAlister, Hawks Av. 264.18 D. McDonald, Hastings St. Sec 2 457.20 Augus Fraser, Heatley Av. 329.12 do Oppenheimer St 695.86 H. Blyth et al Street Ward 58.52 2. That James Ironside’s tender for the construction of the Pound fence be accepted and also the tender of Angus Fraser for the grading of Seymour Street between Drake and Pacific Streets. [volume 3 page 30] 3. That Dr. Park be permitted to erect a tool shed to be used while constructing his building. 4. That the Hon. F. G. Vernon be furnished with an Estimate of the Cost of Constructing a road from the City Boundary to the East Park. 5. That Baldwell & Co. be allowed 8 cts a cubic yard for filling up the

Vancouver sends $1,000 to relieve Seattle fire victims – June 7, 1889

Mayor authorized to send "up to one thousand dollars to relieve sufferers in Seattle" – referring to the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889. Recently adopted liquor by-law to be reviewed in six months' time. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 page 36 only [volume 3 page 36] Vancouver June 7th 1889 A Special meeting of the City Council was held on Friday, June 7th 1889 to consider amendments to By-Law No 82 and other liquor by-laws. Present His Worship, the Mayor Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. After a lengthy discussion it was moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Clark. That the By-Law be not read a second time but that it be read six months hence. Carried. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That His Worship, the Mayor be authorized to donate a sum up to one thousand dollars towards the relief of the sufferers in Seattle. Carried. The Council then adjourned.

Richmond hedges on its bridge contribution – June 10, 1889

Municipality of Richmond's position regarding its financial responsibility toward the construction of a bridge between Vancouver and Richmond "is noted with much surprise and regret by this Board" (see minutes from April 15, 1889). City purchased one horse at a cost of $300 This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 37-43 [volume 3 page 37] Vancouver June 10th 1889 The Council met on Monday, June 10th 1889 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Diplock & Co et al, Starrett and Leatherdale et al, The Vancouver Board of Trade and J. W. Simmolt et al praying that certain clauses be eliminated from By-Law No 79. Referred to License Committee. From Thos. Stephenson, submitting an offer for sprinkling the streets. Filed. From the Vancouver Board of Trade asking the Council to make an appropriation for advertising the advantages of Vancouver. Filed. From the Clerk of the Municipality of Richmond returning resolution sent by the Vancouver Council re the Bridges across the North Arm. Filed. Reports Works No 16 The Board of Works met on Thursday [volume 3 page 38] June 6th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne. We beg to recommend: 1. That Messrs Boyd and Clandening be awarded the contract for the gravelling of Westminster Road to the City Boundary at $2.10 per cubic yard for North Arm gravel. 2. That contractors who have excavations to make be allowed 10 cts per cubic yard until Seymour, Hastings, Richards and Homer Streets are filled up to grade or until further notice. 3. That Mr. Abbott be communicated with advising him that we are about to gravel Granville Street extension South of False Creek and ask him to put that road in proper condition by crowning and drawing it before the gravel is laid. 4. That suspension rods on False Creek Bridge be tightened. 5. That Howe Street be put in condition for horse racing on the 1st of July. 6. That the City Hall fence be painted and the windows repaired and frosted. 7. That Campbell Avenue be graded from Hastings Street to Princess Street as the excavations are necessary for Hastings Street extension estimated cost $650.00. Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried. [volume 3 page 39] Motions Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the City Treasurer be authorized to pay John Cameron $300.00 being purchase price of horse for the Fire Department and H. Blyth et al for street work $63.50. Carried. Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Engineer be instructed to make out an estimate of the cost and the work required on the cemetery road from the

Market plans take shape, Board of Works budget exhausted – June 17, 1889

City Market committee recommends "a brick building 63 feet x 100 with basement; ground floor to be divided into stalls with arcades … and hall on second storey, total cost …$16,000." Board of Works reports its annual budget is emptied and it cannot continue this year's work on hand. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 44-51 [volume 3 page 44] Vancouver June 17th 1889 The Council met on Monday June 17th 1889. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Salsbury. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Secretary of the Board of Trade re By-Law No 79. Referred to Police Committee. From W. A Cumyow on applying for the position of Chinese and Chinook Interpreter at a fixed salary. Referred to Police Committee. From Messrs Black and Wood asking to be paid for fillings on Granville St. Referred to Board of Works. From Edward Nicoll praying that Nicola Street be opened up. Referred to Board of Works. From Messrs Wood & Charlton drawing attention to the condition of Cordova Street near their place of business. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. S. Scoullar & Co. et al asking for a box drain to be placed on Water Street South. Referred to Board of Works. From the City Engineer giving an [volume 3 page 45] Estimate of the cost of improving the North Arm Road to the Cemetery. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports F. W. & L. No 9 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday June 12th 1889. Present all of the Members of the Committee. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Vancouver Electric Ill Co. Lights $298.40 Vancouver Water Works Co. 33.98 Jacob Sehl, Chimneys 2.10 2. That the following locations be selected for the fire alarm boxes: Westminster Ave & Powell St corner Granville & Drake Streets corner Westminster Av & Prior Streets corner Richards & Georgia Streets corner Robson & Thurlow Streets corner Oppenheimer & Carl Av corner Cambie & Cordova Streets corner Carrall & Hastings Streets corner Hastings & Granville Streets corner Seventh Av & Westminster Av corner 3. That a water gauge be purchased to test the water measure of the Water Works Co. We beg to report that in accordance with the resolution of Council we have purchased 2,000 feet of No. 1 three ply eureka hose at $1.07 1/2 per foot delivered, one Silsby Hose wagon capacity 1,000 feet price $920.00 delivered, also six flexible branches two dozen leather hose straps, one dozen male couplings, two doz. expansion rings and one branch pipe. Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman [volume 3 page 46] Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Costello. That the report of the Fire, Water & Light Committee be adopted. Carried. Health No 8 The Health Committee

Vancouver street improvements approved for each ward – July 15, 1889

List of street improvements for each of five city wards itemized and approved, at a total cost of $41,990.00. Leading Chinese citizen J. Cumyow receives permission to exhume Chinese dead in cemetery. City receives a donation of fountain from Vancouver Iron Works Co. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 52-66 [volume 3 page 52] Vancouver July 15th 1889 The Council met on Monday July 15th 1889 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From James Z. Hall et al praying for the improvement of Nelson Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Dr. Reinhart et al praying for the improvement of Princess Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm. Smith et al asking that the owners of lots 5, 6 & 7, Block 3, 182 be compelled to clear their lot. Referred to the Fire Inspector. From John Abrams complaining about the conduct of the Chief of Police. Referred to the Police Committee. From Wm. Webster asking for the payment of an account incurred by Mrs. Roberts. Referred to Finance Committee. From the Harbour Master notifying the Corporation to stop dumping in the Harbour. Referred to the Board of Health. From J. H. Watson asking the Council to repair a Bridge on Ninth Av. Filed. From W. A. Cumyow asking to be permitted to exhume dead Chinese in Cemetery. Filed. [volume 3 page 53] From Alex Struthers et al praying that a surface drain be put down on the lane between Water and Cordova Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From S. Coumers offering to sell 4,000 ft of plank for $7.00 per M. Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Clerk of New Westminster enclosing, a Note of Thanks from the Council for the kindness shown to them in Vancouver on the 1st & 2nd of July. Filed. From Stanley Bros. Photographers asking for permission to erect a studio on the roof of a building on Cordova Street. From C. Tilley offering to erect a Telephone line to the cemetery for $50.00 From A. J. Paterson asking permission to cross the sidewalk on the corner of Jackson Av. & Powell Street with teams. From H. Abbott Esq. notifying Council that he would proceed with the rounding up of Granville Street extension. Referred to the Board of Works. From D. M. Kennedy asking permission to operate & construct a cable line of street Railways. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Medical Health Officer furnishing his semi-annual report. Referred to Board of Health. [volume 3 page 54] Reports Finance No 18 The Finance Committee met on Friday June 21st 1889. Present Aldermen Salsbury, Clark, Costello and Mason. We beg to recommend that $2,000.00 be placed to the credit of

Sansom & Dawson win City Market contract – July 22, 1889
market hall and auction shed 1895

Sansom and Dawson's plan for the City Market selected. Committees established to deal with the Reading Room and to meet with the Street Railway Company. Water service must be extended to Mount Pleasant for "fire and household purposes." Council agrees that Vancouver purchase the wharf, if the voters approve. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 67-75 [volume 3 page 67] Vancouver July 22nd 1889 The Council met on Monday July 22nd 1889 at 8 P. M. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, Salsbury, and Oppenheimer. Communications From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken notifying Council that they did not intend to proceed further in the prohibition cases of Power, Frick and Boehlofsky. Referred to Finance Committee. From H. Abbott Esq acknowledging receipt of communication from Council re North Arm Road and asking for a copy of the communication where the company undertook to gravel the road. The Clerk was instructed to furnish Mr. Abbott with a copy of his undertaking. From D. B. Charleson refusing to repair Ninth Av Bridge. Referred to City Solicitor. From A. J. Monath Secretary Vancouver Reading Room, asking the Council to take the Reading Room under its Management. From Shurty & Tobin offering to furnish detailed estimates of cost of Electric Light plant for $50.00. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From W. A. Cumyow asking for a Settlement of his account. Referred to Finance Committee. [volume 3 page 68] From Ed Johnston et al praying that Davie Street be graded from Granville to Richards Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From James B. Kennedy et al asking for Sidewalks on the Hamilton & Dunsmuir Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From Walter C. Hargraves et al praying that the lane in Block 8, 541 be graded. Referred to Board of Works. Reports Wharf Committee We the Committee appointed by the Council of the City of Vancouver to consider the advisability of purchasing the structure known as the City Wharf recommend to the Council the purchase of said Wharf at a price to be fixed by the City Engineer and Mr. W. H. Armstrong and we recommend that a By-Law be prepared for submission to the Electors to provide the necessary funds for said purchase at the price or sum fixed by said City Engineer and said Armstrong. Sgd. W. J. Brewer, Chairman Vancouver July 18th 1889 The City Engineer and W. H. Armstrong reported as follows: We the undersigned having been appointed to examine and value the City Wharf beg to report as follows: Expended in construction $2,453.00 Depreciation in value 50% 1,226.50 $1,226.50 Approach No of feet B. M. 73,997 Main Wharf feet B. M. 142,954 [volume 3 page 69] Value at $18.00 per M. $4,086 Warehouse & Shed 420 $4,506 Depreciation in Value 25% 1,126.50 $3,379.50 Total Present Value Piles $1,226.50 Approach of

Stanley Brothers may put a photo studio on the roof of London House – July 29, 1889
Stanley Brothers may put a photo studio on the roof of London House – July 29, 1889

Permission was given to the Stanley Bros. to erect a photo studio on the roof of the building known as the London House. The proposition of James M. Holland to move a building from Lot 2 Block 3 was refused. Permission was also refused to J. Paterson to cross the sidewalk at the corner of Powell & Jackson unless he put a proper crossing and keep the sidewalk clear. 100 copies of the City Charter and By-Laws to be printed and bound in quarter leather and cloth similar to the British Columbia Statutes by the World Printing and Publishing Company. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 76-82 [volume 3 page 76] Vancouver July 29th 1889 The Council met on Monday July 29th 1889 at 8 P. M. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Mason, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Managers of the Chartered Banks in the City re the interest to be allowed on the City Current account. Referred to Finance Committee. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Fire Brigade notifying Council that they will officiate as a volunteer brigade for 30 days longer. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From L. Davies on behalf of the Jewish Congregation of the City of Vancouver requesting Council to set apart about one acre and a half in the public cemetery for members of the Hebrew Confession. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Fire Department asking Council to pay over to them their Government grant. Referred to F. W & L. Committee. From W. F. McCollough asking for the position of Sewerage Clerk. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 77] From H. T. Ceperley, Secretary Treasurer of the Vancouver Street Railway Co notifying Council that work was impeded through obstructions from building material on Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Abbott re the gravelling of the North Arm Road South of Granville Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. Parker calling attention to the dangerous condition of the Sidewalk on Drake Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. P. Blake asking permission to construct a Bake oven under the sidewalk on Hastings Street east, fronting lot 21, Block 57, 196. Referred to Board of Works. Reports Finance No 20 The Finance Committee met on Saturday July 27th 1889 at 11 A. M. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Salsbury, Clark, Mason and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Davie & Pooley, Law Costs $500.00 News Advertiser, Pamphlets 173.76 The World P & P Co, Printing etc 213.13 W. A. Cumyow, Interpreter fees 17.50 2. That 100 copies of the City Charter and By-Laws be printed and bound in [volume 3 page 78]

Knights of Labour want nine hour day – August 5, 1889

Request received from the Knights of Labour to reduce the workday of City labourers to 9 hours. agreed to call for tender for clearing, close cutting and burning of about 23 acres of land at Hastings for Exhibition grounds. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 83-90 [volume 3 page 83] Vancouver Aug 5, 1889 The Council met on Monday, August 5th 1889 at 8 P.M. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Costello, Clark, McConnell, Mason, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Mason. That Alderman Brewer be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Wilhelm Seitz submitting a Resolution passed by a Public Meeting regarding the reception of the Governor General. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Bell-Irving & Patterson offering to quote prices for bringing freight from England. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of communication re extension of Water Service to Mount Pleasant and asking for further information. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Co., informing Council that everything would be in proper condition in about ten days. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. [volume 3 page 84] From J. F. Ross asking for the position of Sewerage Clerk. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Knights of Labor et al asking the Corporation to reduce the hours of day labourers to 9 hours. Referred to the Board of Works. Finance No 21 The Finance Committee met on Saturday August 3rd and Monday August 5, 1889. We beg to recommend:- 1. That the following accounts be paid: Vancouver Transfer Co. Drayage $1.00 J. Miller, Rent of P.O Box 2.00 The World P & P Co. 40.87 F. R. Graham, Chimney Sweeping 9.00 News Advertiser 3.75 2. That Messrs Shurtz & Tobin be paid $50.00 for furnishing a Report on the cost and maintenance of an electric Light plant as recommended by the Fire, Water & Light Committee. 3. That the City Clerk be authorized to have Fire Hall No. 2 insured for $1,500 for 5 years at the most favourable rates obtainable. The Communications from the Bond on the subject of interest on the current account were laid before your committee but no decision was arrived at. Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman McConnell. [volume 3 page 85] That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. F. W. & L. No 12 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Tuesday July 30th 1889. Present Alderman Oppenheimer, Clark and Brighouse. We beg to recommend that Mr. Shurtz be employed to furnish this Board with a Report upon the feasibility of utilizing the water power of Capilano Creek. The

Time limits for smelting company, street railway both extended – August 12, 1889

Council authorizes $65 monthly support for Free Reading Room and Library. Time limit for contract between city and smelting company has expired, and will have to be re-negotiated. Time limit for contract with Street Railway company to be extended, “in consideration of their using electrical power instead of horse power”. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 91-101 [volume 3 page 91] Vancouver Aug 12, 1889 The Council met on Monday, August 12th 1889 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, McConnell, Mason, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From W. S. Gore, Surveyor General acknowledging the receipt of letter containing copy of the report of the City Engineer on the extension of Westminster Ave. Filed. From T. B. Spring asking permission to lay a sidewalk on the lane in Block 5, 196. Referred to the Board of Works. From Chas. R. Walker resigning his position as Pound Keeper. Accepted. From W. S. Gore, Surveyor General enclosing deed of Hastings Townsite. Filed. From John Hendry re Figures on Electric lights. Filed. From R. P. Cooke et al asking for an extension of time for the completion of the Street Railway on condition of Electricity being used instead of Horse Power. Filed. From Jas Fraser asking permission for the City to purchase a Clock. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. W. McFarland enclosing [volume 3 page 92] The names of the present City Wharf owners. Filed. Reports Finance No 22 The Finance Committee met on Friday, August 9th 1889. Present Alderman Salsbury, Clark, Costello and Whetham. We beg to recommend: 1. That $65.00 per month be voted by Council for the Support of the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library under the conditions contained in the Committee’s Report to Council. 2. That the Report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee recommending the payment of accounts, the awarding of a contract for Street lighting, the establishment of a paid Fire Department and the purchase of a patent harness be sanctioned by Council. Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. F. W. & L. No 13 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday August 7 and Friday August 9. Present His Worship, the Mayor Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Whetham. [volume 3 page 93] We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Godfrey & Co. Glass etc. $42.65 WL. Leonard & Co. Water Gauge 15.00 W. T. Melrose, Painting 3.00 Leask & Johnson, Coal 175.00 John Wolfe, Scavengering 9.50 Vancouver City Foundry, Repairs 7.00 Toronto Rubber Co. Hose etc. 2,370.70 Isaiah Forbes, Blacksmithing 4.75 Telephone Co. Rents 16.00 Van Electric Ill Co. 293.50 Royal City Planing Mills Co. 10.75 F. W. Hart, Chimneys etc. 1.88

Wanted: one Fire Chief, two Engineers, two Drivers, and two Stokers – August 19, 1889
Wanted: one Fire Chief, two Engineers, two Drivers, and two Stokers – August 19, 1889

Purchase of “another patent collar and harness” for the fire department was approved, as was was the placing of job advertisements for the first paid Fire Department employees, “one Chief, two Engineers, two Drivers, and two Stokers”, plus ten on-call men. Request from the Knights of Labour to limit work hours for City day labourers to nine hour per day, however, was declined as “your Board [of Works] feel that it has no power to deal with the question”. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 1-2 [volume 3 page 102] Vancouver Aug 19, 1889 The Council met on Monday, August 19th 1889 at 8 P.M. Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That Alderman Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Messrs Ross & Ceperly acknowledging receipt of communication re donation to Fire Department. Filed. From James Blair, Foreman of Hose Co Inc. Asking the City to purchase their Bath tub etc. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co. Acknowledging receipt of resolution re Water rises. Filed. From Imes & Richards acknowledging receipt of communication re donation to Fire Department. Filed. From Joseph Brown, Second Hand Dealer asking protection asking other dealers who infringe on the By-Law. Referred to License Inspector. [volume 3 page 103] From Joseph Couture asking for the improvement of Howe and Dunsmuir Streets in front of his hotel. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports Finance No 23 The Finance Committee met on Friday August 16, 1889. Present Alderman Salsbury, Clark and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following account be paid: Corbould, McColl & James, Law Costs $587.98 2. That the City Clerk be instructed to acknowledge the receipt of James Fraser’s communication re the purchase of a clock and inform him that the City is not in a position to purchase one at present. 3. That the Report of the Board of Works read at last meeting of Council be approved of. 4. That another patent collar and harness be purchased for the Fire Department. Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. F. W. & L. No 14 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday August 14, 1889. Present Alderman Brighouse, Clark, [volume 3 page 104] Oppenheimer and Whetham. We beg to report that we have called for the following application for positions in connection with the paid Fire Department: One Chief, 2 Engineers, 2 drivers, 2 Stokers Six Permanent Men and Ten Call Men Salaries to be fixed by this Committee and the applications to be received up to Friday August 23rd at

Mr. Clark donates park to Vancouver – August 26, 1889

Architects Sansom and Danson win $100 prize for their plan for the City Market. After a presentation from Mr. Sansom, it was agreed to situate the market 16 ft. back from Westminster Ave (now Main Street). The Deed of Conveyance from Mr. E. J. Clark of Toronto was received for Clark Park. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 109-114 [volume 3 page 109] Vancouver Aug 26, 1889 The Council met on Monday, August 26 1889 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Hon. A. N. Richards asking Council to forward cheque for $25.00 his fee for opinion on the Mayor’s right to vote in Committees. Referred to Finance Committee. From S. McHugh et al praying that Cordova Street between Carrall and Abbott be made passible on the South Side. Referred to the Board of Works. From I. B. Spring asking council to have a building projecting into the lane in Block 5, 196 moved back. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of communication re water for fire purpose and informing council that his Co were prepared to enter into an Agreement for a continuous supply. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. Reports F. W. & L. No 15 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Friday August 23rd to receive the application [volume 3 page 110] For positions on the paid Fire Department. A full meeting was present. The applications were read but no appointments were made as the Board wished to interview each applicant personally. The Board then adjourned to meet on Wednesday the 28th inst at 2 P. M. Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Report of the F. W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried. Finance No 24 The Finance Committee met on Friday August 23rd 1889. Present Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: S. Brighouse Charter refund $15.00 Thomson Bros. Stationery 2.00 News Advertiser 16.35 S. T. Tilley Stationery 11.05 2. That the Report of the Board of Works read at the last meeting of Council be approved of. 3. That the City’s Bank account be changed from the Bank of British Columbia to the Bank of British North America. Alderman Salsbury dissenting. Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman [volume 3 page 111] Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the last clause in the Report of the Finance Committee be eliminated. Carried. Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Balance of the Report be adopted. Carried. Works No 23 The Board of Works met on Friday August 23rd 1889. Present Alderman Brighouse, Horne, McConnell

Salaries set for firemen, nurses – September 02, 1889
Vancouver Hospital staff 1893

Establishment of professional fire department. Chief engineer J. H. Carlyle’s salary was set at $75 per month; firemen, stokers and drivers were paid $40; and additional on-call men were paid $15. At the same time, Miss Swan as matron of the city hospital to be paid $40 per month, two female nurses were paid $20 and $25, and the male night nurse and porter were each paid $30. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 115-127 [volume 3 page 115] Vancouver September 2nd 1889 The Council met on Monday September 2nd 1889 at 8 P. M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Ellis, applying for the position of Sewerage Clerk. Referred to the Board of Works. From Herbert G. Lewis asking permission to use a portion of Broughton Point as a site for a Fog Bell. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. H. Steeves of the North Arm of the Fraser River inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at the opening of the bridges across said river. Referred to Finance Committee. From C. Foley et al praying that a sidewalk be constructed on Powell Street east. Referred to Board of Works. From J. F. McFarlane et al praying the lane in Block 22, 541 be planked. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. Cook asking permission to use a hoisting engine on the Lefevre Block. Filed. From Innes & Richards acknowledging receipt of communication re: Insurance. Filed. [volume 3 page 116] From Jonas Watt, Secretary of Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co giving estimates of the cost of erecting a crematory in Vancouver. Referred to Board of Works. From James B. Kennedy asking that the sidewalk on Dunsmuir St between Hamilton & Cambie be made six feet wide instead of three feet. Referred to Board of Works. Reports Works No 24 The Board of Works met on Saturday August 31st 1889. Present Aldermen Horne, Oppenheimer and McConnell. Alderman Horne being appointed Chairman. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following tenders be accepted: Homer St. Grading from Georgia to Robson Martin & Co. Homer St. Grading Drake to Helmcken do Homer St 3 ft sidewalk D. McAlister Homer St 6 ft sidewalk do Richards St sidewalk McDonald & Barton Seventh Av grading do Seventh Av 3 ft sidewalk H. Connacher Hamilton St grading Martin & Balkwell Hamilton St sidewalk A. D. McDonald Twelfth Avenue grading Martin & Balkwell Twelfth Avenue sidewalk H. Connacher Alberni St sidewalk D. McAlister Robson St sidewalk A. D. McDonald Eveleigh St sidewalk D. McAlister Gore Avenue sidewalk A. D. McDonald Lansdowne sidewalk D. McAlister Quebec St sidewalk McDonald & Barton Westminster Av Crossings [volume 3 page 117] do Basement drain, H. Connacher 2. That Prior St be gravelled

Special audit of Vancouver Police Court Accounts called – September 09, 1889

A Special Audit of the Police Court accounts and of the Police Books to be made immediately and a full report brought before the Police Board. A By-Law was introduced borrow a sum of money to improve Brockton Point in Stanley Park and the race course in the “Eastern Park” (Hastings Park). This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 128-133 [volume 3 page 128] Vancouver September 9, 1889 The Council met on Monday September 9th 1889 at 8 P.M. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Salsbury and Whetham. Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That Alderman Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From E. S. Scoullar & Co. asking to be reimbursed for expenses incurred through getting information for Mr. Mohun re prices of Sewer pipes. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co requesting that an answer be not given later than September 25th inst of the City’s intention re the purchase of the Vancouver Water Works. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From the Deputy Attorney General laying before the Council the plan to be adopted in future in reference to prisoners. Referred to Police Committee. From John White asking for permission to erect a tent between Jones’ Book Store and Simon’s Tailor Shop on Carrall Street. Referred to Inspector. [volume 3 page 129] From the Secretary of the Board of Trade asking Council not to adopt the motion cancelling the Contract with the Smelting Co. Referred to Finance Committee. Reports Works No 25 The Board of Works met on Saturday September 7th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That Thos. Cyrs be permitted to erect lattice gates in front of his building on Water Street if it does not conflict with the Fire Limits By-Law, but that the Fire Inspector be first required to report upon it. 2. That a sidewalk be erected on the North side of Georgia Street opposite the Hotel Vancouver. New work cost $75.00. 3. That the City grant permission to the Marine Department to erect a Fog Bell at Beaverton Point. 4. That a Six ft sidewalk be constructed on Powell Street from Campbell Avenue to Boundary Avenue. 5. That the lane in Block 22, District Lot 541 be planked with old plank lifted from the Streets. 6. That $350.00 be expended in the purchase of trees to be planted on Arbour Day. 7. That Messrs Sansom and Dawson be paid $400.00 being half their commission on the Market building. [volume 3 page 130] 8. That Sewer pipes be ordered in accordance with Mr. Mohun’s Report and also 18 Syphons. 9. That the City Engineer be empowered to order lumber for box drains.

Chain gang set to work on police officer’s private property, report alleges – September 16th, 1889

Police chief suspended without pay while reports of police misconduct and breach of trust investigated by “Justices of Her Majesty’s Supreme Court of British Columbia or a Judge of the County Court”. Certain officers ordered to turn in “all monies received by them as rewards for arresting and returning to their ships certain stragglers from Her Majesty’s -Fleet while in our harbour in July last”. Ten dollars each be deducted from the Salary of officers… as a penalty for allowing prisoners belonging to the Chain gang to do work on their private property and to wander at large through the City. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 134-145 [volume 3 page 134] Vancouver Sept 16th 1889 The Council met on Monday September 16th 1889. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Messrs Inness & Richards notifying Council that a fence belonging to their Client Russell Stephenson was torn down. Referred to Board of Works. From A. Desbrisay notifying Council that he would be unable to act as Deputy Returning Officer. Filed. From A. H. B. MacGowan, Secretary of the School Board asking Council to put a wider sidewalk on Burrard Street to the School house. Referred to Board of Works. From E. Mohun explaining matters in connection with charges made by E. S. Scoullar & Co. in reference to Sewer pipes. Filed. From H. J. Cambie et al asking for a Sewer on the lane between Georgia and Melville Streets. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 135] Reports Park No 7 The Park Commissioners met on Thursday Sept 12, 1889, a full Board being present. The following accounts are recommended for payment: Crowder & Penzer, feed $2.15 Palmer Bros, feed 2.60 Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk Vancouver Sept 16, 1889. Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the Park Commissioners be adopted. Carried. F. W. & L. No 17 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Friday September 13th 1889, a full meeting being present: We beg to recommend: 1. That the Corporation of the City of Vancouver enter into negotiations with the Vancouver Water Works Co with a view to acquiring the works of said company according to the terms of Cop 35 of 49 Lic B. c. Stat. And further be it resolved that the City Clerk write the Secretary of said company enclosing a copy of this resolution. 2. That the Chairman of the F. W. & L. Committee be authorized to expend $200.00 in fixing up the Fire Halls. 3. That the following firemen be allowed [volume 3 page 136] to give their services as Volunteers until the end of the present year provided they ask for no remuneration: J. F. McDonald, Thos. Lilley, Geo. Brown,

Vancouver to acquire Water Works, electric street lights – September 23, 1889

Geo. MacKay resigned as Parks Board chairman: W.J. Horne appointed to Chair. City to negotiate with Vancouver Water Works Company to acquire its system of Water Works. City signs agreement with Vancouver Electric Illuminating Company for street lights. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 146-152 [volume 3 page 146] Vancouver Sept 23rd 1889 The Council met on Monday September 23rd 1889 at 8 P. M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John M. Stewart, asking to be furnished with a copy of the charges preferred against him. Referred to Police Committee. From WH. Falding, Registrar of the Supreme Court, New Westminster acknowledging receipt of resolution from the City Clerk re Police investigation. Referred to Police Committee. From C. S. Jones asking for the City's typewriting. Referred to Finance committee. From W. Thomas, Manager of the Gas Co. complaining about damage done to his pipe line by Street Contractors. Referred to Board of Works. From S. Brighouse, et al agreeing to build a sidewalk on Granville Street from Davie Street South if Council would refund the cost thereof in the future. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 147] From D. Robson, City Clerk New Westminster inviting the Mayor and Aldermen of Vancouver to be present at the opening of the Provincial Exhibition. Filed. From Wm. Prentice Local Secretary of the B. C. Smelting Co. acknowledging receipt of communication from the City Solicitor re the opening of the works. Filed. From Geo. Wagg and H. G. Moore, Front Dealers complaining about the Sunday Closing ordinance. Referred to Police Committee. From the Governor General's Secretary re movements of the Governor General. Filed. Reports Park No 8 The Park Commissioners met on Monday September 23rd 1889. Present Messrs Alexander, Brighouse, Horne and McConnell. A communication was received from Mr. Geo G. McKay, Chairman of the Board tendering his resignation as Chairman. It was resolved that his resignation be accepted and Mr. J. W. Horne appointed in his place. Sgd. Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk Vancouver Sept 23rd 1889 Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Report of the Park Committee be adopted. Carried. [volume 3 page 148] Finance No 27 The Finance Committee met on Friday September 20th and Monday September 23rd 1889. We beg to recommend: 1. That the City Clerk be instructed to address the following communication to J. W. McFarland Eng. Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. Sir. In reply to your letter of September 9th 1889. I am instructed to inform you that the City will be prepared to negotiate with your company with a view of acquiring its System of Water Works. 2. That the Report of the Board of Works read at the last meeting of Council be

Street railway construction will close Westminster Bridge for 15 days – September 30, 1889

Vancouver Street Railway allowed to close the Westminster Av. (Main Street) bridge for 15 days to install track. City Engineer instructed to notify the contractor(s) that they (and not the City) are responsible for damage done to others’ property while carrying out their contracts on behalf of the City. City to call for tenders for sewer system, and to extend deadline for completion of fire alarm system. Motion to allow Mayor David Oppenheimer to continue negotiations with and allow bonuses for industrialists to set up a blast furnace and rolling mills, or a beet root sugar refinery in Vancouver. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 153-162 [volume 3 page 153] Vancouver Sept 30th 1889 The Council met on Monday September 30th 1889 at 8 P. M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and all of the Aldermen. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From F. C. Stover, Agent for the California Electrical Works asking for an extension of 30 days for the erection of a Fire Alarm System. Filed. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of communication re purchase of Water Works. Filed. From H. Abbott, declining to gravel the road South of Granville Street Bridge. Filed. From F. W. Sentell et al asking that Robson Street be graded full width instead of 20 feet wide. Referred to Board of Works. From H. T. Ceperley, Sec. Treas. Van St. Rail Co. requesting permission to close Westminster Ave Bridge during construction of Street Railway across same. Filed. From H. T. Ceperley, submitting account for clearing Front Street and the Lane. Referred to B of Works. From Frank Granville offering to lease Market Building for 5 years at $175.00 per month. Referred to Finance. [volume 3 page 154] From J. W. Campion asking for the Sidewalking of Barclay Street. Referred to Board of Works. From King and Hendricks asking for a License for taking orders on Stereoscopic views. Referred to Police Committee. From the City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that there was no liability on the part of the City for injury done by a contractor. Filed. From His Worship the Mayor announcing that he had purchased the City Wharf. Filed. Reports F. W. & L. No 18 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday Sept 25th 1889 at 3 P. M. Present Aldermen Clark, Brighouse and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid:- Palmer Bros. Feed $3.00 Starrett & Leatherdale, Hack .75 cts Godfrey & Co. Hardware 1.37 2. That D. Biggar and Wm. Hamilton be retained as members of the paid Fire Department at their old rate of wages. 3. That as Mr. Twigg has refused to work for the wages offered him that the City Clerk be instructed to notify him that Wm. Hamilton has been retained. [volume

Westminster Ave. to be repaired, bridge closure still pending – October 7, 1889
Westminster Ave. to be repaired, bridge closure still pending – October 7, 1889

City Engineer must repair Westminster Ave. between the bridge and Prior Street. $13.50 in extra police wages approved. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez. original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 163-165 [volume 3 page 163] Vancouver Oct 7th 1889 The Council met on Monday, October 7th 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Salsbury. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Hon Mr. Justice Drake fixing Thursday the 10th inst for holding the Police investigation. Filed. From Innes & Richards re the fence on Georgia St. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co re the purchase of the System. Referred to the Finance Committee. From H. I. Ceperly, Sec. Treas. of the Van St. Ry. Coy re the closing of Westminster Av. Bridge. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From A. J. Mouat, Secretary of Vancouver Free Library furnishing Monthly Report. Filed. From James Hogg on behalf of the Methodist Church thanking Council for the use of the City Hall for church Services. Filed. [volume 3 page 164] From F. W. Hart re road to cemetery. Filed. From Messrs Lapoint and Oakley re repairs to lane in Block 57, 541. Referred to Board of Works. Motions Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Street Railway Co be allowed to close False Creek Bridge on Westminster Avenue for four days for the purpose of laying street by track. Laid over. Moved by Alderman Brighouse, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following accounts be paid: P. Atkinson etal Street Work $32.50 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 2.15 Carried. Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Engineer be instructed to proceed with the clearing of the Agricultural Grounds immediately the contract being let. Laid over. Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following police account be paid: Special Police Wages $13.50 Carried. [volume 3 page 165] Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the City Engineer be instructed to repair Westminster Avenue between the Bridge and Prior Street at once. Carried. Notice of Motion Alderman Brewer gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to rescind that portion of By-Law No 15 which reserves to the City, the right to purchase said structure at any time after the 31st day of December 1888 and to cancel the agreement made between the Corporation of the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co. (limited) whereby the said Company was bound to sell said wharf to said City after said date. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

All building materials and debris to be removed from Vancouver streets – October 14, 1889

Ongoing investigation of police department by Mr. Justice Drake extended to include officials of police court. Street inspector given five days to notify all parties to remove building materials and refuse from city streets. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 166 -176 [volume 3 page 166] Vancouver Oct 14th 1889 The Council met on Monday, October 14th 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Hon. John Robson informing Council that there were no funds available for the construction of a new road to the cemetery. Filed. From F. C. Stover, Agent for the California Electrical Works, acknowledging receipt of communication from City Clerk re extension of time for the construction of the Fire Alarm System. Filed. From John Devine, City Auditor asking for further information re financial statement. Filed. From S. Gough, City Clerk, Nanaimo thanking the Mayor for the invitation to be present at the reception to the Governor General. Filed. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co. asking for a settlement of his account. Referred to Finance Committee. From H. F. Keefer, Contractor on the Market building recommending that the walls of the building be thickened half a brick. Filed. [volume 3 page 167] From F. C. Cotton asking Council to request Mr. Justice Drake to extend the scope of his investigations so as to include the business of the Police Court. Filed. Reports Works No 29 The Board of Works met on Thursday, October 10th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That the School Trustees be given second hand plank for the construction of platforms and sidewalks around the Schools in the City. 2. That the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Coy be asked to pay D. J. McDonald at $66.70 for bracing and strengthening the City Wharf for the 1st of July Celebration as per Agreement with the Mayor. 3. That Thos. Stephenson, Street Superintendent be instructed to examine and report upon the trees planted upon the streets of the City giving the number living and dead, such report to be furnished to the Board of Works at its next meeting. 4. That the City Engineer and Alderman Brewer be appointed to wait upon the Street Railway Coy to ascertain what is necessary to be done in the matter of laying the Street Railway across Westminster Av. Bridge with a view of coming to some arrangement in the matter. 5. That a Committee consisting of the Board [volume 3 page 168] of Works be appointed to examine into all petitions for Street improvements and report at next meeting of said Board. 6. That the Street Inspector be instructed to notify all parties having building material on the Streets and refuse matter not required

Fire department gets new team of horses – October 21, 1889
horse drawn tank

Alderman McConnell to select a team of horses to be purchased for the Fire Department. An electric light to be installed in the Fire Inspector’s office. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 171-174 [volume 3 page 171] Vancouver Oct 21st 1889 The Council met on Monday, October 21st 1889 at 5 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From E. J. Curran et al praying Council to improve Westminster Road from the City Boundary to the Junction. Referred to Board of Works. From Angus McAlister e tal praying Council to grade and sidewalk Seymour Street from Drake to Davie Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From John P. Lawson, City Engineer and Street Railway Co. on the Subject of the Westminster Avenue Bridge. Filed. From F. C. Innes enclosing an account for Street Works. Referred to Board of Works. From A. J. Monat Secy. Treas. of Vancouver Free Reading Room requesting Council to make a further grant in aid of the Library. Referred to Finance Committee. Reports Finance No 29 The Finance Committee met on Friday October 18th 1889. [volume 3 page 172] Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Vancouver Water Works Coy, $6.99 World P & P Co. Printing 93.66 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 23.85 T. C. Townley, Registration 12.25 Thomson Bros, Stationery 2.03 Telephone Co. Rents 16.00 H. McConvey, Express hire 4.50 News Advertiser, Pamphlets 516.80 Deputy Returning Officers 50.00 Richard Steel, Express hire 1.50 J. Miller, Rent of P.O. Box 2.00 J. M. Browning Interest 37.67 2. That the Report of the Board of Works read at last meeting of Council be confirmed. Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman Moved by Alderman Brighouse, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. F. W. & L. No 19 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday, October 16th 1889. Present Aldermen Clark, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Vancouver Water Works Co. $601.34 Crowder & Penzer, Feed 10.07 A. Godfrey & Co. Supplies 3.75 C. Nelson, Drugs 6.60 H. Baker, Attendance 7.50 Vancouver Transfer Co. 1.00 [volume 3 page 173] O'Toole & Ralph $8.25 Vancouver Electric Ill Co. 288.45 Vancouver City Foundry 2.50 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 2.65 John Wolfe, Scavengering 8.00 Palmer Bros. Coal etc 60.47 2. That an electric light be placed in the Fire Inspector's Office. 3. That the Chairman of this Committee be authorized to arrange for installing sufficient electric lights in Fire Hall No. 1 and report. 4. That a team of horses be purchased for the Fire Department and that Alderman McConnell be authorized to select same, such selection to

Constable accepted bribes from prostitutes, night policemen dine on the job – November 2, 1889

Policemen regularly met in a restaurant when they were supposed to be on their beats. Chief Stewart cleared of intentional wrong-doing in some charges, but not all. His “total want of order and system” to blame for many irregularities. Constable Fyfe convicted of receiving regular monthly payments from two prostitutes, Miss Wee Hee and Miss Mary Sam. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 176-184 original handwritten minutes here [volume 3 page 176] Vancouver Nov 2nd 1889 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Saturday November 2nd 1889 for the purpose of considering the Reports of Hon Mr. Justice Drake on the Police Investigations. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Whetham. The following Reports were read. 1. On the Chief of Police On the 10th of October 1889 and 4 following days I held an inquiry into certain charges brought against John Malcolm Stewart, Chief of Police in pursuance of a resolution of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver under Section 212 of the Vancouver Incorporation Act. The charges were 45 in number, of these charges 10, 12, 17, 19, 20, 20a, 21, 24 & 25 were not proceeded with and charges 1, 6, 14, 19, 22, 26, 29, 32, 33, 36, & 40 were explained and arose apparently from want of accuracy in keeping the books which were produced on this inquiry, while charges 38, 39 42 & 43 were explained by Mr. Blake, the City Solicitor, stating that Stewart acted under his instructions and advice. With regard to charges 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 18, 30, 31, 37 & 44 in which Stewart is charged with receiving monies of the corporation in respect of fines and costs imposed by the Police Magistrate and not paying them over I do not find any fraudulent intent on the part of Stewart. The Monies appear to have been entered into his book as received by him and this book was placed in the Auditor's hands. The Monies ought to have been paid over to the City Treasury as soon as [volume 3 page 177] received but the total want of system and management conspicuous in the whole of this inquiry is accountable for this apparent dereliction of duty. The following are the sums I find received by Stewart and not yet paid over: Charge 4, Thomas $8.00 Charge 8, Harry Arkell 8.00 Charge 9, James Lossell 8.00 Charge 18, C. E. Johnston 8.00 Charge 30, Vincey 5.00 Charge 31, Chas. Johnston 2.00 Charge 37, D. H. Cameron 55.00 Charge 44, Kepler 20 Charge 5, A. L. Park 20 Charge 7, AL. Sing 3.00 ordered for costs was paid to the interpreter by Stewart. With respect to charges 2, 16 & 23 they all arose under the Indian Act and fines were imposed by the Police Magistrate and one half

Park leases to Athletic Club, Jockey Club finalized – November 4, 1889

Brockton Oval lease to Athletic Club and Eastern (Hastings Park) lease to Jockey Club both to be completed and signed. James MacDonald appointed pound keeper at a monthly salary of $35; he had to supply his own horse. Cost of $6 for burial of F. Robbin was approved. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 185-189 [volume 3 page 185] Vancouver November 4th 1889 The Council met on Monday November 4th 1889. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Whetham. The Minutes of last regular and Special Meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Goodmurphy and Abrams, asking for a refund of 6.00 paid in to the City for, a [sic] for F. Robbin. Filed. From Dr. Bodington asking for the payment of an account of $20.00. Referred to Finance Committee. From P. I. Johnston & Co offering to supply 71 Ash Trees in place of trees that have died. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Devine asking Council to seriously consider Section 170 of the City Charter re Investment of Sinking Fund. Referred to Finance Committee. From Thos. Andrews asking Council to refund to him $25.00 as Informant under that Indian Act. Referred to City Solicitor. From A. H. B. MacGowan Secretary of the Board of Trade urging Council to take Steps towards repairing the North Arm Road. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 186] From John Devine giving notice of his resignation as Auditor. In this connection Alderman Clark requested the City Clerk to furnish at next meeting of Council By-Law confirming his appointment and conditions of engagement together with all monthly reports since appointment. From H. T. Ceperley asking Council to have the bank at the South end of Westminster Avenue Bridge widened out and recapped, cost estimated at $40.00. Filed. From City Clerk of New Westminster inviting the Mayor and Council of Vancouver to be present at the reception of His Excellency the Governor General. Filed. From W. Myers et al asking Council to take steps towards removing the Slaughter Houses on the South Side of False Creek. Referred to the Board of Health. Reports Works No 30 The Board of Works met on Thursday October 24th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That James McDonald be appointed Pound Keeper at a Salary of $35.00 per Month including all fees, he to furnish a horse. 2. That fountain plate No 52 Manufactured by J. L. Matt, New York be purchased, provided answer to telegram sent is favourable. [volume 3 page 187] 3. That the following accounts be paid: H. Connacher, Alberni St. etc. $707.53 D. J. McDonald, Sec 2. Hastings St. 388.95 Thos. Beckett, St. Signs 9.00 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 9.70 Godfrey & Co. Nails 4.00 D. McAlister, Homer St. etc. 397.88 R. H. Wallace,

John Devine resigns as City Auditor – November 11, 1889

$7,000 in total granted for public works to streets and sidewalks; projects grouped according to city ward. John Devine resigns as city auditor. Date, time and place for election of 1890 Mayor and Council determined. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 190-197 [volume 3 page 190] Vancouver Nov 11th 1889 The Council met on Monday November 11th 1889 at 8 P. M. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, Oppenheimer and Whetham & McConnell. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From F. C. Stover asking for a further extension of time for the erection of the Fire Alarm. Filed. From J. J. Blake advising Council that Thos. Andrews was entitled to half the money for fine under the Indian Act. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. M. Stewart asking settlement from the Council. Referred to City Solicitor & Finance. From Rev. James W. Pedley asking that a sidewalk be erected in the Vicinity of his new church. Referred to Board of Works. From Andrew J. Whitenack asking that Hastings Street in front of Lots 5 & 6 Block 66 Subdivision of 196 be graded. Referred to Board of Works. From John Devine resigning his position as City Auditor. Laid over. From the City Clerk reporting on the [volume 3 page 191] Cemetery. Referred to Finance Committee. From John Breuss & Co et al asking to be allowed certain privileges in connection with their Sausage business. Referred to Police Committee. From F. W. Hart asking that road to cemetery be repaired. Referred to the Board of Works. From James D. Fraser asking for a return of his gravel deposit. Referred to Finance Committee. From E. J. Curran et al asking that Westminster Road to the Junction of North Arm Road be sidewalked. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports Health No 13 The Board of Health met on Monday November 11th 1889. Present Aldermen Whetham, Costello and Mason. We beg to recommend: 1. That the pump at the City Hospital be given to the Caretaker at the Cemetery. 2. That the following accounts be paid: McDonald & Barton, Hospital fixtures $65.57 Alex McDonald, Labor .75 Vancouver Wharfage Co. Rent 15.00 John Scuitto, Supplies 134.20 Vancouver Gas Co. 2.25 P. Withy, Milk 133.00 R. L. Comich, Supplies 12.10 VanVolkenburgh & Bro. Meat 48.84 [volume 3 page 192] Texas Lake Ice Co. $12.25 Sorenson & Co. Medicines 38.85 Palmer Bros. Coal 16.50 John Wolfe, Scavengering 20.00 Hudson's Bay Co. Supplies 9.25 Sgd. M. Costello for Chairman Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the Report of the Board of Health be adopted. Carried. No 30 Finance The Finance Committee met on Monday November 11th 1889. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Whetham, Clark, Costello and Mason, Aldermen Clark being appointed Chairman protem. The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Board of Works, Finance Committee debate fountain purchase – November 18, 1889

Board of Works recommends (and Finance Committee opposes) purchase of a fountain from New York at a cost of $763.00 Fire Brigade staff to be fined $2.50 for a first offense, $5.00 for a second offense, and dismissed for a third offense of: (1) Disobedience of Orders (2) Being in a State of Intoxication (3) Insolence in word or manner (4) Violent or coarse language or behaviour (5) Entering hotels or saloons while on duty or houses of ill fame, unless in the discharge of duty as a fireman. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 198-205 [volume 3 page 198] Vancouver Nov 18th 1889 The Council met on Monday November 18th 1889. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Johnny Fort Rupert applying for moiety in case of one Wm. Cook. Referred to Finance. From Geo. F. Bodington, MD. rendering an account for $10.00. Referred to Finance. From H. Abbott, agreeing to pay half the cost of gravelling and repairing the North Arm Road South of Granville St. Referred to Board of Works. From E. H. Fletcher, P. O. Inspector, asking permission to locate certain P. O. Boxes. Filed. From H. B. Gilmour et al asking for sidewalks on Nelson St. Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm. Prentice, Local Secretary of the British Columbia Smelting Co. acknowledging the receipt of communication re Starting of Smelter. Referred to Finance Committee. From John McLaren, Sgt of Police asking for winter uniforms for the force. Filed. From D. B. Murray re payment for day work on Westminster Av. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 199] From J. H. Carlisle pressing upon the Committee the necessity of at once purchasing a team for the Fire Department. Filed. Reports Works No 32 The Board of Works met on Thursday Nov 14th 1889 and Monday Nov 18th 1889. Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend: 1. That P. T. Johnston & Co's offer to supply trees in lieu of cash retained by the Treasurer be accepted. 2. That Fountain No 52 be ordered from J. L. Mott, price F. O. B. New York $763.00. 3. That Messrs Boyd and Clandenning be allowed $81.00 for extras on Hastings St. east. 4. That there are no funds available for the construction of a concrete sidewalk on Cordova Street as petitioned for by Thos. Dunn & Co. et al. 5. That the freight duty and purchase money of the Sewer pipes be paid on arrival in order to obtain the discount. 6. That a rough shed and platform be erected for the construction of pipe joints and the storage of pipes and that cast iron boilers and a small furnace for heating the composition be placed therein. 7. That

Sewer contract decision postponed – November 21, 1889

Special meeting to reconsider the awarding of the sewer contract. Decision postponed until a meeting with the sanitary engineer. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 page 206 only [volume 3 page 206] Vancouver November 21st 1889 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday November 21st 1889 to reconsider the awarding of the Sewer contract. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Horne, Mason, Oppenheimer and Whetham. After talking the matter over it was decided to adjourn until Friday at 3 o'clock so that the Sanitary Engineer could be present. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

City solicitor, two police officers resign – December 11, 1889

City slaughter houses given six months’ notice to re-locate outside city boundaries. J. T. Abray & W. D. Haywood resign as police officers. J.J. Blake resigns as city solicitor. All vacant lots to be fenced by owner; otherwise city will construct fences and bill the owners. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 page 207 -219 [volume 3 page 207] Vancouver December 11th 1889 The Council met on Wednesday December 11th 1889 for general business. Present His Worship, the Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Joseph Couture asking payment of $28.00 for permanent improvements on Howe Street. Filed. From E. W. Griffith et al asking that the lane in rear of the East end School be improved. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. M. Browning, C. P. R. Land Commissioner granting the City the temporary use of a piece of land at the South end of Abbott Street. Filed. From I. B. Godfrey et al requesting that the sidewalk on Melville Street be made six feet wide instead of two. Filed. From J. J. Blake, City Solicitor advising Council that J. M. Stewart and H. Fyfe were not entitled to any salary after suspension. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. M. Browning, Land Commissioner [volume 3 page 208] granting the City an extension of time for the erection of the fountain. Filed. From Chas. Wm. Robson asking permission to erect a stable in rear of the Hudson’s Bay Co’s Store. Referred to the Board of Works. From Joseph Huntly re: the fencing lots where there are high sidewalks. Filed. From John Devine re Auditors Report. Referred to Finance Committee. From John Devine re resignation. Filed. From D. B. Murray re gravelling North Arm Road. Referred to Board of Works. From F. W. Sentell et al requesting that Thurlow Street be graded. Referred to Board of Works. From S. Minard re purchase of team for the Fire Department. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From A. E. Beck re location of poles for Arc Electric Lights. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From J. T. Abray & W. D. Haywood resigning as Police Officers. Filed. From J. J. Blake resigning as City Solicitor. Filed. [volume 3 page 209] From J. G. McDonald asking payment for work done on City Wharf. Referred to Board of Works. From A. J. Monat Secy Treas of Free Reading Room furnishing his monthly report. Filed. Reports Finance No 32 The Finance Committee met on Friday November 22nd 1889. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Clark, Costello and Whetham. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Telephone Co. Rents $16.00 Thomson Bros. Stationery 10.10 Queen Bros. Livery 22.00 Transfer Co. Livery 35.00 M. A. Harvey

Vancouver volunteer militia approved – December 16, 1889
Vancouver volunteer militia approved – December 16, 1889

Formation of a Battalion of Volunteer Militia and one or two Batteries of Garrison Artillery in the City of Vancouver was approved. Decision of last Council meeting to pay former City Solicitor John Devine’s final account was reversed. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 page 220-227 [volume 3 page 220] Vancouver December 16th 1889 The Council met on Monday December 16th 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From N. Smith et al asking that the sidewalk on Burrard Street be extended one block to Nelson Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Corbould, McCall & Jenns notifying Council that they were instructed by Mr. Page Ponsford to prosecute a claim for damages for injuries sustained by him for falling off the sidewalk. Referred to Finance Committee. From H. Abbott refusing to recognize any contract for taking gravel from a pit along the North Arm Road. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports F. W. & L. No 21 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Saturday December 14, 1889, a full Board being present. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Vancouver Water Works Co. $81.16 Gilmore & Clark, Blankets 52.00 I. Forbes, Blacksmithing 3.75 [volume 3 page 221] 2. That Alexander Montgomery be appointed a permanent fireman in place of Louis Eggert discharged. 3. That $170.00 be placed to the credit of the Fire Department to be expended in the purchase of the necessary requirements suggested by the Chief. 4. That the License Inspector be instructed to locate the cab and express stands on Carrall, Abbott and Cambie Streets and to require such conveyances to stand one behind the other instead abreast. 5. That the following locations be selected for the Arc Electric Lights: 1. On the corner of the Campbell & Powell 2. On the corner of the Hawks & Oppenheimer 3. On the corner of the Heatley & Hastings 4. On the corner of the Heatley & Powell 5. On the corner of the Carl & Oppenheimer 6. On the corner of the Carl & Alexander 7. On the corner of the Jackson & Hastings 8. On the corner of the Jackson & Powell 9. On the corner of the Dunlevy & Alexander 10. On the corner of the Dunlevy & Oppenheimer 11. On the corner of the Dunlevy & Princess 12. On the corner of the Gore & Powell 13. On the corner of the Gore & Hastings 14. On the corner of the Gore & Keefer 15. On the corner of the Gore & Barnard 16. On the corner of the Westminster & Alexander 17. On the corner of the Westminster & Oppenheimer 18. On the corner of the Westminster & Dupont 19. On the corner

Former city solicitor Devine files charges against Vancouver Mayor and Aldermen – December 23, 1889

Mayor and Aldermen called to County Court in New Westminster to answer charges filed by Mr. John Devine, former City Auditor. Finance Committee deplores Mr. Devine’s breach of confidentiality in bringing financial irregularities before the public. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 page 228-231 [volume 3 page 228] Vancouver Dec 23rd 1889 The Council met on Monday December 23rd 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. J. Blake notifying Council that it would be necessary to provide Council for arguing the legal questions arising in the case of McHugh as the City of Vancouver. Referred to the Finance Committee. From J. W. McFarland Secy V. W. W. Co. acknowledging receipt of communications re hydrants on Princess St. Filed. From Geo. S. Bodington Eng. M.D. asking payment of his fee for Affidavit re Small pox on the S. S. Premier. Referred to Finance Committee. From A. H. B. MacGowan, Secretary of the School Trustees asking that a sidewalk be layed on Robson or Smithe Streets between Granville and Burrard Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. H. B. MacGowan Secretary of the Board of Trade asking the Council to set aside a sum of money say $1,000.00 to make a survey of False Creek to be furnished to the Department of Public Works for the improvement of the Navigation of said Creek. Referred to the Finance Committee. [volume 3 page 229] From C. Warwick Dep. Register of the Court summoning the Mayor and Aldermen to appear at a County Court to behold on at New Westminster on the 5th day of February 1890 at the hour of 11 o’clock A. M. to answer a claim preferred by John Devine. Referred to the City Solicitor. Reports Finance No 34 The Finance Committee met on Friday December 20th 1889. Present Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Costello. We beg to report: 1. That the Report of the late City Auditor, Mr. John Devine, was fully considered and it was decided by the Committee that the complaints therein contained were trivial and generally unworthy of notice. Most of it all of the points referred to have been thoroughly placed before the public during the recent campaign and it is therefore not necessary to mention them again in detail. The Committee regrets that a confidential officer, like the City Auditor should have so abused his trust as to make public details of irregularities however slight which he was specially appointed by this Committee to discover and report to them for their guidance in dealing with the City officials having charge of the accounts and before having made himself fully acquainted with all particulars pertaining thereto. 2. That the communication of Messrs Carbould, McCall & Jenns re Page, Ponsford has been referred to the

Smelting works contract forfeit – December 30, 1889

City’s 1888 arrangement with Mr. Claude Vautin to build a smelting works had not been completed. Mr. Vautin’s deposit of $5,000 was declared forfeit and property of the City. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 page 232-238 [volume 3 page 232] Vancouver December 30th 1889 The Council met on Monday December 30th 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Wm. Clements asking Council to allow a transfer of his salon license, such communication being accompanied by a petition signed by the residents west of Cambie St. Referred to City Solicitor. From Miss Bowes, furnishing the Mayor and Aldermen with copies of “Home Cheer”. Filed. From Henry A. Mellon requesting that a dangerous tree be cut down on Cordero Street. Referred to the City Engineer. From J. J. Blake informing the Council that Page Ponsford had not a good cause of action against the City. Filed. From Saul & Waite claiming payment of an account for Street filling. Referred to Board of Works. From J. C. McLagan informing Council that the letter press copies of the City Charter printed in New Westminster were burnt. Referred to Finance. [volume 3 page 233] Reports Finance No 35 The Finance Committee met on Friday December 27th 1889. Present Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Whetham. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following account be paid: Starrett & Leatherdale, Buggy hire $5.00 2. That the Petition from the Board of Trade re the Survey of False Creek be recommended to the favourable consideration of the new Council. 3. That J. J. Blake be appointed Counsel to represent the City at New Westminster in the case of McHugh vs. the City and that he be paid $25.00 for services already rendered in connection with this case. 4. Re John Devine’s claim Although the Finance Committee is of the opinion that Mr. John’s Devine is not entitled to anything for a special Audit, it being considered part of his duty to furnish Special Audits when required, we recommend notwithstanding that the sum of $20.00 be paid into Court in full satisfaction of his claim of $60.00 against the City. 5. That the roof of the market building be covered with tin instead of shingles as recommended by the Board of Works and that the increased cost be charged against the market appropriation . 6. That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. [volume 3 page 234] 7. That the Bank of British Columbia in this City be requested to place to the credit of the City of Vancouver the sum of $5,000.00 deposited as a forfeit by one Claude Vautin in said Bank and to be forfeited to the City of Vancouver if said Claude Vautin or a company to be formed by him for

Council of 1889 concludes; John Clough awarded $50 – January 6, 1890
Council of 1889 concludes; John Clough awarded $50 – January 6, 1890

Final reports received, Council for 1889 retires. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 329 only [volume 3 page 239] Vancouver Jan 6th 1890 The Council met on Monday Jan 6th 1890 at 11 A. M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Salsbury, Oppenheimer and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The Chairman of the Board of Works, Park Commissioners, Health Committee and Police Committee submitted their Annual Reports which were read and filed. Motions Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Mason. That John Clough be paid fifty dollars as compensation for services rendered in and around the City Hall. Carried. The Mayor made a few closing remarks after which the old council retired. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk