Tramway agreement reached, construction to resume – August 13, 1891

A Special Meeting was held to finalize an agreement between the Tramway Company and the City.

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous
and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 462 only

[volume 4 page 462]

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday August 13th 1891 at 8 P.M. to Consider and Agreement between the Tramway Co and the City.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, McDowell, Brown and Doering. Also A. St. George Hamersley, Hon A. N. Richards, S. T. MacKintosh, Ben Douglas and H.V. Edmonds.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Agreement.

Alderman Templeton was appointed Chairman.

The Agreement was submitted and read clause by clause.

It was moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Doering
“That Hastings Street between Jackson Avenue and Heatley Avenue be graded to 5 per cent and if a lower grade is required by the Tramway Co that the City do the work and charge the cost thereof to the Co.

After all of the Clauses were read over and considered it was moved by Alderman Hobson

That the Committee rise, and report the Agreement as complete with amendments.

The Mayor resumed the Chair.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Doering

“That the Agreement be adopted as reported from the Committee of the Whole.”


The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer

Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk