Special Meeting to review the draft agreement between the City and the Coquitlam Water Works Company and to consider two pamphlets; the “West Shore”,and “Hand Book”. The draft Water Works agreement went to the City Solicitor. Council also to contact Civil Engineer H. Schussler of San Francisco inviting him to furnish a report on “the nature and durability of the material proposed to be used, and whether the pipes are adequate to give the service specified.”

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer
Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 316-317

Vancouver April 15th 1887

A Special Meeting of the Council, called to receive the draft of the Agreement of the Coquitlam Water Works Company and to consider a grant to be given to L. Samuels and M. Picken for Copies of the West Shore and Hand Book, was held on Friday April 15th 1887, at 4.P.M.

Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer and Sanders.

Commuications

From L. Samuels and M. Picken asking Council to purchase their respective pamphlets.
Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Clark,
that communications be referred to a Committee of three to consist of Aldermen Lefevre, Hamilton and Mannion to report to next meeting of Council.
Carried.

Coquitlam Water Works.

The Agreement of the Coquitlam Water Works Company was submitted and read.
Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre,
that the draft form of Agreement now submitted be referred to the City Solicitor and the Committee appointed by Council to confer with the Coquitlam Water Works Co. to revise the same and report to Council as soon as complete and that the City Solicitor be empowered to employ further legal assistance.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Mannion,
that the data placed in the hands of the Council by the Coquitlam Company be sent to H. Schussler C.E. of San Francisco and that he be asked whether he will furnish the City a report on the nature and durability of the material proposed to be used; whether the pipes are adequate to give the service specified and an estimate of the cost of construction, naming the earliest date his report could be given and his charge for making the same and that he be requested to reply by wire as to whether he will give a report.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

M.A. MacLean
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

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