Special Meeting to review proposed agreement with the CPR exempting certain of their lands from taxation. Date for taking the votes of the electors on this issue, and appointment of returning officers established. 100 copies of the agreement with the Coquitlam Water Works to be printed.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 326-327

Vancouver April 21st 1887

A Special Meeting of the City Council was held on Thursday April 21st 1887 for the purpose of considering the Agreement of the C.P.R. Co. with the City re the exemption of certain lands belonging to the said Company from taxation the passing of a By-Law on that behalf, and for consideration of Agreement with Coquitlam Water Works Company.

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

The proposed Agreement between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Corporation of the City of Vancouver was submitted and considered.
After a lengthy discussion it was moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Humphries,
that a By-Law exempting certain lands from taxation, belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company be read a first time.
Carried.

By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Lefevre.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole to discuss By-Law and Agreement on motion of Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Sanders with Alderman Clark in the Chair.

In Committee the By-Law was numbered 33 and read over clause by clause together with the Agreement after which the Committee rose to report By-Law and Agreement as passed in Committee.
Alderman Lefevre introduced a By-Law to fix the time the polling-places and appoint Returning Officers for taking the votes of the electors on By-Law No 33, which was read a first time.
By-Law read a second time on Motion of Dr. Lefevre.

The Council went into Committee of the whole on By-Law with Alderman D. Oppenheimer in the Chair.
The By-Law was numbered 34 in Committee and considered clause by clause.

The Committee rose to report By-Law as passed in Committee.
The By-Law was read a third time on motion of Alderman Lefevre and carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Humphries
that 100 copies of Agreement between the Coquitlam Water Works Company and City of Vancouver be printed.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

M.A. MacLean
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

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