Draft agreement between the Electric Illuminating Light Co. and the City referred to City Solicitor. Complaint from R.G. Tatlow that the lane near Dunlevy Avenue was being used as a dumping ground for stumps etc. Payment of $2.00 approved to W.W. Ayer for a “dead horse”. Date set for holding an election on the question of the Bonus By-Law.

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 2 pages 51 – 55

Vancouver Aug 29, 1887

The Council met on Monday August 29th 1887 at 7.30, p.m. All of the members being present with the exception of Alderman Mannion.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From Charles A. Coldwell and others praying Council to extend the Sidewalk on the East side of Powell Street to Carl Avenue.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Devine asking permission to raise the sidewalk in front of his premises on Cordova Street to allow of his house being lifted.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Firemen furnishing list of those who took part in extinguishing bush fires on Brighouse Estate on the 11th of August.
Referred to F.W.L. Committee.

From R.G. Tatlow complaining that lane near Dunlevy Avenue was used as a dumping ground for stumps, etc.
Referred to F.W.L. Committee.

Electric Light Agreement
The Agreement between the Electric Illuminating Light Co. and the City was submitted and read.
Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer,
that the agreement be submitted to the City Solicitor and if satisfactory that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute same on behalf of the City.
Carried.

Reports.

Board of Health.
The Board of Health met on Monday August 29th 1887 and report that the following accounts have been examined and are recommended for payment.
F.X. Martin, Groceries $33.59
G.H. Wright, Bread 5.35
Owen Hughes, Washing 4.00
F.W. Hart, Wringer 6.50
W.W. Ayer, Dead horse 2.00
Vancouver Wine Co. 5.50
Charles Nelson, Drugs 26.00
W. Ashford, Milk 12.20
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 31.00
sgd J.M. Lefevre
Chairman

Adopted, Ald. Alexander – I. Oppenheimer.

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Friday August 26th 1887 and report that Mr. E. McKendry, Government Road Inspector has been interviewed with reference to Westminster road and as he claims that it has been completed according to contract we would recommend that tenders be called for immediately for the grading, planking and sidewalking of the said road.
sgd L.A. Hamilton
Chairman.

Adopted Clark – Lockerby.

By-Laws.

Before going into Committee on the Bonus By-Law the City Solicitor’s opinion thereon was read and being satisfactory Alderman I. Oppenheimer moved seconded by Alderman Lefevre that Council go into Committee of the Whole with Alderman D. Oppenheimer in the Chair.

The By-Law was read clause by clause in Committee and passed.

Committee then rose to report By-Law on motion of Alderman Lefevre.

The By-Law was then read a second time on motion of Alderman I. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Sanders.

By-Law ordered to be advertised on motion of Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Sanders.

Alderman D. Oppenheimer moved seconded by Alderman Sanders the first reading of a By-Law fixing the polling places, time etc. for holding election on the Bonus By-Law.

By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Sanders seconded by Alderman I. Oppenheimer.
Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Lefevre in the Chair.
The By-Law was numbered 43 and read over clause by clause.
Committee then rose to report By-Law as passed in Committee.

By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark.
The Council went into Committee of the Whole on Street By-Law on motion of Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark with Alderman Hamilton in the Chair.
In Committee the By-Law was read over and amended when the Committee rose to report By-Law as passed in Committee on motion of Alderman D. Oppenheimer.
By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman I. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Sanders.
By-Law ordered to printed and engrossed on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Alexander.

Notice of Motion.

Alderman D. Oppenheimer gave notice that he would at the next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law to raise by debenture of the City of Vancouver the sum of $10,000 or such other sum as might be decided upon for the purpose of constructing a road around the Government Reserve allowed to the City of Vancouver for Park purposes by the Dominion Government and for making such other improvements in connection with said land as well and in making it a place of recreation for our citizens.

The Council then adjourned.

M.A. MacLean
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Dunlevy Avenue being used as a “dumping ground,” says Tatlow – August 29, 1887