Because of the continuing smallpox epidemic, the B.C. Government has appointed a health inspector to examine train passengers arriving and leaving Vancouver. The City of Vancouver objects to paying that health inspector’s salary. One more case of smallpox reported. Miss Davies paid $7.50 for typewriting for the Finance Committee. A proposed by-law to grant a bonus to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co. to be voted on by taxpayers.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 122-128

[vol 5 pg 122]

Vancouver August 22nd 1892

The Council met on Monday, August 22nd 1892.

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin & Gavin.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following Communications were received and read:
From Thos. Fitzpatrick asking for the clearing of Block 26.184
Referred to the Board of Works
From the City Solicitors stating that Angelo Calari had no claim against the City
Filed
From J. Huntley reporting on another case of smallpox.
Filed
From Dr. Davie stating that he would use his influence to have 10 acres set aside for a smallpox house.
Filed
From Dr. Davie stating that the City would have to pay for the salary of the Medical Inspector.
Filed
From E.A. Jenns claiming damages on behalf of Mrs. J. Dufferin for damages to an oil painting through blasting.
Referred to City Solicitor
From the Municipal Fire & Police Telegraph Co. Newton Highlands Mass. claiming that there was an infringement on the Gamewell Fire Alarm System.
Referred to F. W. & L. Committee
From H. Abbott stating that he could not agree to the proposition of the City regarding the opening up of Pender Street.
Referred to the Board of Works
From C.J. Mayne asking that a Box drain in front of his premises on Princess St. be lowered.
Referred to the Board of Works
From Miss Bowes et al asking the Council not to grant a liquor license for Brockton Point
Referred to the License Board

[vol 5 pg 123]

From G.E. Meek et al asking for Sewers in the East End
Filed
From R. Mackay Fripp asking for an explanation of the building By-law
Referred to the Board of Works
From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights
Filed
From D.G. McDonald asking for the grading of Front St.
Referred to the Board of Works
From M.A. Jackson asking for an amendment of the Market By-law
Referred to the Market Committee

The following Reports were received and read:
Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday August 18th 1892
Present: Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Gavin, Scoullar and Franklin.
It was recommended:
1. That Mr. Condell be informed that it is not the City Engineer’s business to locate private property and that it will be necessary for him to employ a Provincial Land Surveyor.
2.That D. McGillivray’s deposit on the bituminous rock contract be returned to him.
3. That the City Engineer have a proper survey made of Mrs. Cook’s property namely lots 21,22 & 23 Block 71, Sub 185 to see exactly how much the Park Board encroaches on same.
4. That the following appointments as Inspectors be made in connection with the Contracts for bituminous rock  paving and the extension of the sewage system. the appointments to come in the order named and to date from the day of notification by the City Engineer.
(1) H. Blythe, Inspector in Sewers @ $3.00 per day
(2) ThP. Muir Inspector on Sewers @ $3.00 per day
(3) Geo Polley Inspector on Sewers @ $3.00 per day
(4) Jas Addison Inspector on Sewers @ $3.00 per day
(5) Unreadable Inspector on Rock $4.00 per day

[vol 5 pg 124]

5. That the following accounts be paid:
E. Buse                   Lumber                              $406.40
Leatherdale & Smith     Hack hire                    11.00
ThPDunn & Co.             Supplies                      156.20
Daily Telegram               Printing                       22.50
E.Clough                        Drayage                       12.50
McRae & Co.                 Painting                       30.00
Godfrey & Co.               Barrels                           7.40
G.A. Roedde                  Supplies                         9.45
Tye & Co.                      Supplies                        67.15
Unreadable              Delivering Rock                45.76
Van Carriage Works      Repairs                          3.80
G.A Roedde                Card Boards                     2.40
B.C. IronWorks            Castings                        79.56
Wm. Jones                Log Culverts             135.00
J. Telford                      Nicola St.                   441.00
WmH. Morgan              Prior St.                  1368.18
Oldfield & Cook        Pesthouse                   183.83
Williams & Brooks    Pesthouse                    144.00
HLomas et al               Labor                        615.40

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Finance Report

The Finance Committee met on Monday, August 22nd 1892
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins and Mills
It was recommended that the following accounts be paid:
D. Wilson, Satchell                                  $2.75
Daily Telegram              Printing                 763.20
A.J. Paterson         Clerical Work                 22.50
Ian Gurney Cab Co.                                       3.00
Alexandra Hospital, Keep of Trapp Children 15.00
Miss Davies, Typewriting                               7.05
Sgd.
R.A. Anderson
Chairman

[vol 5 pg 125]

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
that the Report be adopted
Carried

F.W. & H Committee

The F.W. & H. Committee met on Wednesday, August 17th 1892
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Mills, Connon,  and Scoullar
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Thyme & Co.     Supplies                                  $495.29
J.M. O’Toole      Supplies                                        2.90
W. Hooper et al    Labor                                     160.35
McLeod & McDermid,   Fire Hall                    1503.
John Doty Engine Co. re: D. Hunter  Supplies                  1.86
Ideal Grocery                         Supplies                  2.30
Daily Telegram                   Printing                   2.50
G. H. Bozley, Shoes set                                           6.50
Van Electric & L. Co.             Lights                1179.30
Creamer & Langley             Supplies                   6.09
2. That  Wm. Jordan and J Smalley be appointed to positions on the fire brigades at a salary of $45.00 per month each.
3. That tenders be invited for digging the trenches and laying the water pipes for the waterworks extension
Sgd. J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the Report be adopted
Carried

Police & Market Report

The Police Committee met on Tuesday August 18th 1892
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Collins, Gavin, and McCraney
It was recommended:
1.That the following accounts be paid:
M. Cunningham,  Horse hire                                $2.50
Market Hardware Store  Supplies                   3.56

[vol 5 pg 126]

E.G. McLeod            Ry fares                                $6.50
E.W. Haywood         Ry fares                                   1.50
John Grant              watching                                 2.50
Daily Telegram        Printing                                32.25
M.G. McLeod         Expenses                             9.90
John McLaren         Ry.                           2.00
W.A. McIntosh & Co.  Supplies                            24.56
Champion & White      Scavengering                        3.00
Ideal Grocery               Supplies                           23.68
R.V. Winch                    Supplies                           22.35
Robert Clark                Supplies                             3.70
Atkins & Atkins            Supplies                           19.30
B.C. Mills T & T Co.     Supplies                          98.32
Gus Perkins           Search for McVity       5.00
J.E. Allen               Search for McVity       5.00
W. Fowler                   Repairs                              41.50
John McDonell           Unreadable                         1.25
J.P. Blake                     Supplies                            13.35

2. That the Communications from the License Inspector re the sale of Liquor on Brockton Point grounds be referred  back to the License Commissioners as they have an Inspector to look after infractions of the liquor license By-law.
3. That Officer North be granted one months leave of absence.
4. That tenders be called for cementing the basement floor of the City Market;
Sgd. Henry Collins
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the Report be amended by adding a clause providing for the granting of $75.00 to G.W. Thomas, late market clerk.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the Report, as amended be adopted.
Carried
[vol 5 pg 127]

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan

That a By-Law be introduced to fix the polling places, the time and to appoint Deputy Returning Officer for holding an election on the By-Law to Bonus the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co.
Carried
The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the By-Law be read a 2nd time
Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law
Carried

Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the Rules be suspended and the By-Law read a 3rd time.
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the city object to pay the salary for the official appointed by the Provincial Government to examine trains arriving and leaving Vancouver.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the Mayor be appointed to settle the dispute between W.E. Johnstone and the City Solicitor to a lot owned by W.H. Gallagher on Powell Street.

[vol 5 pg 128]

The Board then adjourned
F. Cope
Mayor

W.J. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver objects to paying salary for trains health inspector – August 22, 1892