Armstrong & Morrison’s Steel Pipe Approved – January 4, 1897

Armstrong & Morrison’s Steel Pipe Approved – January 4, 1897

The Mayor and City Clerk were empowered to sign a contract with Armstrong & Morrison for riveted steel pipe. The Chain Gang was directed to to clear the brush off the square on Powell Street .

This transcript was made in 2002 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

Illustration COV Archives reference code:
AM256-S3-1-: CVA 770-20

Original Handwritten minutes: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
Volume 7 pages 405 – 407

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[Volume 7 page] 405

Vancouver January 4th 1897

The Council met on Monday January 4th 1897.

Present – His worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Shaw, Banfield, Schou, McPhaiden, Clandenning, Brown, MacDonald, Bethune and Coldwell.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.


From Wm. Collier, New Westminster asking for witness fees on the Teasdale robbery case.

Referred to the Police Committee

From Mrs. Jessie Roberts asking for assistance to send her brother to Rossland.

Referred to the Health Committee with power to act.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.


The following Reports were received and read.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on the 31st of December 1896.

Present – Aldermen Shaw, Coldwell and McPhaiden.


From J.M. Spinks asking for a 2 plank walk on Laurel Street from 7th to 8th Av also across the ravine.

Laid over.

From Atkins and Johnson asking permission to put in crossing on sidewalk on south side of Water Street to haul dirt over.

Permission granted if satisfactory to the Engineer.

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It was decided not to allow the men time for Christmas day as it was a holiday.

Resolved that a permit be allowed to put a crossing on Dupont Street opposite Sam Leung’s premises.

Resolved that the officer in charge of the Chain Gang be reimbursed to clear the brush off the square on Powell Street opposite the Russ House also on the C.P.R. property north of Alexander Street.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

B.C Mills Supplies $ 3.25

A. D. McDonald Labor 78.36

Robertson and Hackett Supplies 6.25

Costello & McMorran “ 29.62

Ths. Thomas etal Labor 437.65

Sgd H.P. Shaw

Moved by Alderman Shaw.
Seconded by “ Clandenning
That the Report be adopted

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday December 29th 1896.

Present Aldermen Banfield, Brown, Painter and Bethune.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

H.J. Foote Posting Election Bills $ 2.00

B.C. Gazette Advertising By-Laws 231.75


From Lt. Col Townley asking the Council to pass a resolution asking the Provincial Government to amend the Revenue Act to exempt the Militia from paying Poll Tax.

Resolved that the Provincial Government be asked to introduce an amendment to the Revenue

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Act exempting the Militia in good standing from paying the Poll Tax.

From Chas. Hill Tout etal asking the Council to introduce a By-Law to provide funds for the establishment of a Free Library.

Laid over for one week in the meantime the communication was referred to the City Solicitor.

The Contract between Messrs. Armstrong and Morrison and the City for supplying riveted steel pipe was submitted and approved subject to a fire clause being inserted.

The Bondsmen Messrs. J.C Woodrow and H. Hemlow were accepted as satisfactory. The Mayor and City Clerk were authorized to sign this contract as amended.

Sgd. J.J. Banfield

Moved by Alderman Banfield
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report be adopted.

The Council then adjourned

Harry Collins

Ths. F. McGuigan
City Clerk