Property owners will be billed for their share of clearing expenses – August 3, 1886

Among the expenses approved was a payment of $6.50 to David Gibb for the making of a coffin. Liquor Bylaw No. 5 was finalized and sent to the Gazette for publication.

This transcript was made in 2012 by Transcribimus volunteer
Darrin Pezer/Proactive Building Maintenance

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 65-67

Vancouver Aug 3rd 1886

The Council met on Aug 3rd 1886 at 4 o’clock, p.m.

Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Balfour, Dunn, Griffith, Humphries, E.P. Hamilton and L.A. Hamilton.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following accounts were presented.
David Gibb, Making Coffin 6.50 B. of Finance
Grant and Arkell 16.50 P. Comr.
Telegraph service 5.80 B. of Finance
Royal City Planning Mills Com 9.00 B. of Finance

Report of Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Tuesday August 3rd @ 3.45, p.m.

The Chairman of the Board who was authorized to carry out the resolution of Council directing the digging of drains & water pits and the covering of rotten wood in the vicinity of Abbott and Cordova Streets presented a payroll for the work amounting to $234.20 the distribution of this amount shows as follows.

Portion payable on lots owned by C.P.R. $67.00
Portion payable on lots owned by others 31.00
Portion payable on lots owned by Streets etc. 136.00

Owing to the low state of the City’s finances the R.R. has agreed to pay their proportion to the laborers (sic) direct thus reducing the liabilities of the City on the payroll to $167.20, 31.00 of which we hope to obtain from the private owners. Your Committee request that the Acting treasurer be authorized to pay the payroll as presented.

3rd Aug 1886 sgd L.A. Hamilton

Moved by Alderman Dunn seconded by Alderman Balfour that the Report of the Board of Works be adopted And that the City Clerk be instructed to Call upon the private property owners and request them to pay their share of the expense of clearing lots.


Alderman Dunn introduced the liquor By-law which was read a first time.
Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman E.P. Hamilton that Liquor By-law be read a second time and that the reading of the title be taken as the reading of the whole bill. Carried.

The Council then went into Committee of the whole on motion of Ald. L.A. Hamilton with Alderman Dunn in the Chair. In Committee By-law No — was filled as By-law No 5 and each clause read over and passed after which the Committee rose to report the By-law as amended.

Moved by Alderman L.A. Hamilton seconded by Alderman Griffith that By-law No 5 be read a third time and that the reading of the title be considered as the reading of the whole bill.

Moved by Alderman Balfour seconded by Alderman Griffith that By-law No 5 be engrossed signed and sealed by the Mayor and Clerk and a Copy sent to the B.C. Gazette for publication. Carried

The Council then adjourned.

M.A. MacLean

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk