Liquor license by-law amended – April 4, 1892

The C. P. R. will be asked to donate land for a Fairview recreation ground. The W. C. T. U. and the Barbers press for greater enforcement of the Sunday closing by-law. The City needs to acquire a triangular piece of land at the corner of Cambie and Hastings Streets.

This transcript was made in August of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 726-732

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Vancouver Oct 4th 1892.

The Council met on Monday April 4th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills + Gavin.
The minutes of last meetings were read, and, adopted.
The following communications were received and read:-
From McPhillips + Williams asking for a cheque for $25.00 in payment of an account rendered by Drake Jackson + co.
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the City Solicitor be requested to give a written opinion as to the City’s liability for the payment of this account.
Petition from E. J. McGarrigle etal asking for the change of the name of Oppenheimer St.
Laid over for one week.

From the Clerk of North Vancouver stating that J. F. Garden C. E. would go up Capilano Creek with the City Engineer and locate road.
Referred to F. W. + L. Committee

From J. W. Horne M. P. P. acknowledging receipt of the communications from Council re North Arm and Cemetery Road.
From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts.
From the W. C. T. U. and the Barbers, asking the Council to enforce the Sunday closing Act.
Referred to the Police Committee
From the City Auditor furnishing Report

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for February, and advising that certain poll tax receipts signed by the late Collector be destroyed.
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McCraney.
That the City Clerk be instructed to destroy the receipts, as suggested by the Auditor.
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.
From the Health Inspector reporting on the Slaughter houses.

From the City Solicitor submitting proposed agreement between the City and the Burrard Inlet + Fraser Valley Railway Co and making certain suggestions for the guidance of Council.
Laid over.

The following Reports were received and read:-
Finance Report.

The Finance Committee met on Friday April 1st 1892.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Odlum and Mills
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
News Advertiser Tax Books, etc. $66.00
Thos H. Tracy Expenses to Victoria 22.00

2. That the Park Commissioners be granted an additional $500.00

3. That the Treasurer be authorized to rent another P. O. Box
sgd R. A. Anderson

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Moved by Alderman Gavin.
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Report of the F. W + L Committee

The F. W. + L. Committee met on Tuesday March 29th 1892.
Present Alderman Franklin Mills + Scoullar
It was recommended:-
1. That the following tender be accepted for lead pipe and pig lead:-
Thynne + co for laid pipe @$4.90 for 100 lbs
“ “ “ for pig lead @ 5.40 “ “ “

2. That the contract for valves and hydrants be awarded to Alexander Gartshore provided he alters the pattern for same slightly, to the Satisfaction of the City Engineer.

3. That the following accounts be paid:-
Geo Stevens etal Labor on W. Works $308.00
Fraser + Co Rope 2.40
S. S. Agnes 192.00
John McHardy Diving 35.00
sgd. J. L. Franklin
Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Anderson
That the Report of the F. W + L Committee be adopted.

Report of Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday March 31st 1892.
Present Aldermen McCraney, Connon Gavin Franklin + Scoullar.

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It was recommended:-
1. That C. O. Wickenden be informed that the City is not bound to put in basement drains for private parties; and it is further resolves that this Board recommends that basement drains shall hereafter be only put in under, a special property tax.

2. That the account of the Vancouver Street Ry + Light Co, amounting to $1229.38 for earthwork etc. done in Ninth Av in connection with the laying of the track, and authorized, to be done by the City Council of last year under the direction of the City Engineer, be paid.

3. That the Chairman of the Board of Works and the City Engineer be appointed, a Committee to obtain, a price for a price of land 20 x 36 x 42 approximately triangular in shape, which it is proposed to purchase from the present owner the same being the corner of Lot 9. Block 4. O. G. T. at the intersection of Cambie + Hastings Streets.

4. That the City Engineer be authorized to get lands for all streets and street intersections in the business part of the City with a view to establishing permanent grades for said streets, and street intersections.

5. That the contractors for the City lumber be notified that unless they deliver the lumber ordered with proper dispatch so, as not to cause delay, the necessary lumber will be purchased elsewhere and charged up against the contract.

6. That the following tenders be awarded:-
Thos Thomas grading 14th and 15th Avs
Boyd + C “ Powell Street
J. Foster “ Lanes in B. 86. 90 + 91. 196
A. E. Carter, brickwork of Vault

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Robertson + co door of vault

7. That the following accounts be paid:-
J. M. O’Toole plumbing hospital $255.00
H. D. Connacher Keefer St. 275.00
E. Myers. Lanes 20.00
Thos. Veitch delivering rock 388.76
W H Kendall crushed 938.24
Gibbons + Myers 8th Av 150.00
Tye + co hardware .75
J. Potter Pipe laying 14.00
Bell-Irving Patterson Drayage .50
J. G. Johnstone, Blacksmithing 5.95
H. Lomas etal Labor 847.00
sgd H. P. McCraney
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.

Introduction of By-Laws.

Alderman Odlum moved, seconded by Alderman McGuigan that the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to amend the Liquor License By-Law.
Leave was granted and the By-Law was read a first time.


Alderman Scoullar asking that a payroll be made out showing all amounts paid out for salaries last year in every department.
Moved by Alderman Connon
Second by “ Odlum
That Alderman Scoullar McCraney + Franklin be a committee

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to entertain the owner of property fronting on Denman Street on English Bay with a view of securing a strip for bathing purposes.
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the committing having in hand the Street Railway negotiations be discharged.
Moved by Alderman J. L. Franklin
Seconded by “ Connon
That the following accounts in connection with Water Works be paid:-
G. Stevens etal Labor $1346.60
Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by “ Odlum
That as soon as the new Municipal Act comes into force that the Government be requested to appoint G. A. Jordan our present Police Magistrate to the same position under said Government.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Scoullar
Whereas there is at present no space of ground sept apart in the district of the City known as Fairview for public purposes, and unless such is done that portion of the City will suffer considerable when the population therein increases
Therefore be it resolved that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company be requested to donate to the City a piece of land at Fairview for the purposes of the City for recreation, park or whatever purposes the Council may think of most benefit to the City and that a copy of this resolution be sent to Mr J. M. Browning the Land Commissioner of the Company

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Consideration of By-Laws.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the rules be suspended and the amendments to the Liquor License By-Law read a second time.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law.
Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause, and, reported to Council as complete without amendment.

The By-Law was thread red a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman Mills

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Council