Gravel price increased to $1.75 per yard – April 19, 1892

Scavengers with brooms and hand-cart
City scavengers (waste collection) on the job

Crushed rock available at city scow on wharf increased to $1.75 per yard from previous $1.50. None of the tenders received for scavengering (waste removal) accepted; matter laid over. Health Committee recommends a review of Hospital plumbing. Butcher George Matthews allowed to build a pork-curing shed for six months only. C.P.R.’s monthly water rate of $50 to be discontinued, and a water meter to be installed to bill them accordingly.

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards
and sponsored by the Woodward family

original handwritten minutes heres
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 742 – 750

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Vancouver April 19th 1892

The Council met on Tuesday April 19th 1892
Present. His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following Communications were received and read:-

From John Castile, asking for, a Sidewalk on Davie Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From the Private Secretary of the Lieutenant Governor acknowledging receipt of Communication re Malcolm A. McLean.

From E.O. Atkinson in reference to Alberni Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From W. Oppenheimer, asking for, a switch on the corner of Hastings Street, and Westminster Av.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Alex McDonald, asking for three months leave of absence.
Referred to the Board of Works

From the Minister of Justice, acknowledging receipt of resolution re Sam Greer

From the Vancouver Wire Mattress Co asking for water connection on Mt. Pleasant, and a Bonus.
Referred to F.W&L Committee

From the Market Clerk submitting weekly report.

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From R. Gosse in reference to the City water on Barnard Street.
Referred to F.W&L Committee

From Geo. F. Ristern, asking that the grade of the Sidewalk be raised on Hastings Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Jephson & Wheeler sending a map of Calgary.
Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the thanks of this Council be tendered Messrs Jephson and Wheeler W.L. Surveyors for the handsome map of the City of Calgary which they have presented to the City of Vancouver.

From the Chief of Police submitting report on Street Lights.
Referred to the F.W&L Committee

The following Reports were received and read

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday April 14th 1892.
Present. Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-

1. That Geo Matthews be granted permission to build a smoke shed 10x10x15 for pork curing purposes at the rear of Lot 18 Block 52.541. Same to be sheeted with iron inside and subject to the understanding that said Smoke Shed be removed from the premises 6 months from this date permission being granted for the 6 months specified only.

2. That in future the charge per yard for crushed rock supplied to private parties be $1.75 per yard instead of $1.50, as heretofore

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delivered on the scow at the wharf.

3. That tenders be called for the following new work returnable 28th April at noon:-
Robson St 6ft Sidewalk ½ Block Bute to Thurlow
Robson St 6ft Sidewalk Jervis to Nicola
Beatty St grade Pender to Robson full width
Helmcken grade Granville to Richards
Robson St 6ft Sidewalk Richards to Cambie
Gore Av. 6ft Sidewalk Hastings to Keefer
Gore Av. 6ft Sidewalk Keefer to Prior
Carolina St grade 9th Av to 12th Av. full width
8th Av grade two blocks west of Granville St.
Comox St grade from Jervis to Nicola
Lorne St 3 plank walk from Westminster Av to Bridge St

4. That the following accounts be paid:- $
Godfrey & Co Supplies 18.60
A Hodgson Painting Rods 12.00
McLennan & McFeely Supplies 63.99
Hastings Mill Supplies 6.80
E. Cook Rent of Wharf 25.00
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 2.50
Palmer Bros Supplies 18.00
Grassie & Co Repairs 1.00
Thos Veitch Delivering Rock 397.66
W.H Kendall Crushed Rock 886.86
D. McRae Market Shed 360.00
H Lomas etal Labor 704.60
Sgd H.P. McCraney

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on April 13th & 19th 1892.

It was recommended:

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1. That the Chairman of this Board, and the City Engineer be instructed to examine into the manner in which the plumbing is being done at the City Hospital and that they be authorized to engage some duly qualified plumber, and report.

2. That the Chairman of the Board of Health be empowered to examine into the condition of the patients of the hospital, and take whatever steps he may consider necessary, as to their disposal.

3. That the owners of the Slaughter houses be allowed to construct 2×2 floors properly caulked and pitched, and impervious to water instead of cement floors to the satisfaction of the Health Inspector.

4. That Mrs Coombes, an invalid be allowed $3.00 a month by the Council.

5. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the general Scavengering of the City. Said tenders to be received up to Tuesday noon next.

6. That the following accounts be paid:- $
McLennan & McFeely Supplies 2.00
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 1.00
M.S. Rose Supplies 5.75
S&R. Graham Drayage 10.50
Ideal Grocery Supplies 3.25
John McDowell Supplies 5.20
D. Bell Irving Examination of lepers 20.00
J. Mitchell Blacksmithing 1.15
F.W. Hart Burials 32.25
J.P. Blake Supplies 10.20
Texas Lake Ice Co Supplies 5.80
Connor & Glennon Supplies 2.50
Fraser & Co Supplies .56

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Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 53.79
Leamy & Kyle Supplies 5.80 42.43
James McGeer Supplies 41.43 5.80
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 26.00 41.43
Ideal Grocery 42.43
F. Gale Repairs 9.15
W. Fowler Repairs 23.30
Connor & Glennon Repairs 18.10
Robert Couth hire of Steamer 50.00
W.A. McIntosh Supplies 56.05
H H Layfield & Co Supplies 5.73
Palmer Bros Supplies 85.78
Champion & White Scavengering 27.30
R.V. Winch Supplies 24.99
Haley & Sutton Supplies 8.40
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 4.00
Hudson’s Bay Co Supplies 11.75
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 101.26
Crean & Thomas Board 57.00
F.W. Hart Burial 10.75
Ideal Grocery Supplies 5.35
R.V. Winch Supplies 1.50

7. That Dr Thomas be tendered $25.00 in full settlement of his account for attending measles patients in the Oriental Hotel.

The following tenders were received for the complete Scavengering of the City:-
Champion & White $9.50 per month
Thos Veitch 8.00 “ “
John Wolf 6.00 “ “
Laid over for future consideration
All cheques to be returned
Sgd W.J. McGuigan

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ Collins
That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted.

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Finance Report
The Finance Committee met on Tuesday April 19th 1892.
Present. Aldermen Anderson, Odlum, McGuigan and Mills

It was recommended:-
That the following accounts be paid:-
D. McRae Carpentering $53.50
Palmer Bros Coal 36.00
Drake Jackson & Co. Legal Services 10.00
sgd. R.A. Anderson Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Fire Water & Light Committee

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday April 13th 1892.

Present Aldermen Franklin, Connon, Scoullar and Mills

It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:- $
Ideal Grocery Supplies 5.00
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies .80
Wm Templeton Supplies 8.25
S.T. Tilley & Son Supplies 5.65
Thomson Bros Supplies .60
Ideal Grocery Supplies 3.55
Godfrey & Co Supplies .75
Gurney Cab Co Drayage 37.50
Gutta Percha & Rubber Co Supplies 179.58
B.C. Iron Works Co Supplies 89.00
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 66.77
H. McDowell & Co Supplies .60
Fraser & Co Supplies 10.35
W.A. McIntosh Supplies 1.82

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R. Llewellyn Diving etc 97.50
J. Nixon Hire of horse 31.00
Palmer Bros Supplies 6.00
C. Cocking Blacksmithing 2.50
Palmer Bros Supplies 18.00
Tye & Co. Supplies 6.39
McLennan & McFeely Supplies 3.30
H. McConvey Expenses .75
McLennan & McFeely Supplies 10.85
B.C.M.T&T Co. Supplies 12.08
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 53.85
Van Elec Ry&L Co. Lights 1269.97
Thos Dunn & Co. Supplies 10.15
I Forbes Blacksmithing 4.00
F.W. Hart Supplies 1.50
H.T. Devine & Co Supplies 53.22
G.H. Bazley Blacksmithing 2.00

2. That the C.P.R Co be notified that after the end of the present month the paid rate of $50.00 per month will be discontinued and that this Company will then have to arrange with the C.P.R Co. as to the amount to be paid.

3. That a water meter be put in on the C.P.R wharf to be ready for use at the end of the present month.

4. That the B.C.M T&T. Co and others be informed that it is the intention to revise all meter rates.

5. That J.M. Duval’s water rate be fixed at $10.00 per month for March & April pending the revision of the water rates.

6. That D.M. O’Dwyer be informed that if Mr R. Gosse will sign a guarantee to pay for all parties taking water from the tap on Burrard Street it will be turned on.

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7. That the B.C. Iron Works Co be informed that, as the contract for hydrants has been awarded no action can now be taken on their communication but in future their claims will be considered.

8. That a pair of horses be purchased for the hose wagon.
sgd J.L. Franklin

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the Clause relating to the Barnard Street water be referred back to the Committee.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the balance of the Report be adopted.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That a By-Law be introduced to regulate the wires, and equipment to be used for the electric lighting of all buildings within the City Limits.

The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.


Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the question of drafting a Clause to carry into effect the resolution of Council re the 9 hrs system be referred to the Board of Works for preparation, and insertion in future contracts.

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Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the Dominion Government be urged to make provision at an early date for the removal of Burnaby Shoal and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to our representative at Ottawa, Mr G.E. Corbould

Notice of Motion

Alderman Anderson gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would introduce the following By-Laws
1. A By-Law to raise __________ Dollars for School purposes
2. A By-Law to raise __________ Dollars for permanent improvements
3. A By-Law to raise __________ Dollars for water works purposes

The Council then adjourned