Fire limits by-law completed – August 31, 1893

Fire limits by-law completed; progress made on water rates by-law.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 529-530

[volume 5 page 529]

Vancouver August 31st 1893.

The Council met on Thursday August 31st 1893.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill Franklin, Hobson and Towler.


From J. Potts, asking permission to assign an interest in monies coming due on his sewer contracts to J. A. Fletts.
Referred to the City Solicitor.

From S. Tallman rendering an account for $ for work done in connection with the City Hospital.
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Towler
That the amount be paid.

From C. G. Fanquer, asking for a reply to his communication re bridge over the narrows.
Referred to the Clerk of the F. W+L Committee for reply.

The following Report was again taken up:-

To the Mayor + Aldermen
Your Special Committee appointed at last Council meeting recommends as follows:-
That the C. P. R. Co. be exempted from taxation on the grounds and depot to be enacted thereon at the foot of Granville Street for the sum of 20 years provided the same is completed ready for occupation on or before the 31st day of December 1894.
sgd R. A. Anderson
August 28th 1893.

Moved by Alderman Anderson.
Seconded by “ Cargill.
That the Report be adopted.
Alderman Towler voted nay.

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Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Hobson
That owing to the stringency of the money market and the depression in general xxx that a further extension up to the 1st October be granted for the payment of taxes subject to a rebate of 20 per cent.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Collins
That the By-Law to change the names of Oppenheimer St. + Carl Av. be read a second time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By Laws with Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause, and reported to Council as complete.

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Franklin.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk