Brick Barn Allowed on Hastings Street – June 20, 1898

Brick Barn Allowed on Hastings Street – June 20, 1898

E.H. McMillan Ideal Grocery submitted plan for a brick barn to be built at lane by rear of their premises Hastings Street at Lot 11 Block 4 O. G. T. (Shown on this page) Permission granted being in conformity with requirements of Fire Limit By-Law.

This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives: Item : Str N143 – [Express delivery wagons on the southwest corner of Hastings Street and Carrall Street]

Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
volume 8 pages 353 – 362

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The Council met on Monday June 20th 1898.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Province asking the Mayor and Council for their photographs for publication in a special number of the Province.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the request be granted.
Carried

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.
Filed

From W.J. Stern Secretary of the Board of Trade asking for a report on the damage done to the water pipes at the First Narrows by the S.S. Laurada.
Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That his Worship the Mayor, Alderman McPhaiden, the City Solicitor and the City Engineer be requested to prepare the report desired by the Board of Trade.
Carried

From the Rev. H.G.F. Clinton inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present on the 21st next At 8 P.M. to open the Victoria Jubilee Ward in St. Luke’s Home.

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by “ Foreman
That the invitation be accepted with thanks.
Carried

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From R. Byron Johnston asking for a basement drain in the lane in Block 11 D.L. 541 to be paid for under the Local Improvement System.
Referred to the Board of Works.

The following Reports were received and read:-

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 17th 1898.
Present Aldermen McQueen, Painter, Brown and Bruce.

The following Accounts were recommended for payment:-
C.P.R. Co. Rents $13.00
Coquitlam Municipality. Statute Labor 9.00

Communications

From Thomson Bros. asking the Council to subscribe for a number of copies of their Directory.
Filed

From Rand Bros. quoting prices on certain lots in D.L. 185 on English Bay.
Laid over.

From the Secretary of the Improvement Co. withdrawing offer made on Blocks 52+93 D.L. 196.
Filed

From Messrs Bowser, Godfrey+ Christie claiming $50.00 damages on behalf of D. Munro from obstructions on Georgia Street.
Referred to the City Solicitor and Engineer.

From the Dominion Publishing Company asking for an answer to request for photographs.
Referred to the Committee having charge of this matter.

From the Province asking for photographs of the Mayor and Aldermen for publication in a special issue.
Referred to the Council.

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From Oppenheimer Bros. offering the small gore at the corner of Carrall and Alexander Streets for $2500.
Filed

From Mahon, McFarland and Mahon asking that the time be extended for receiving tenders on Local Improvement Debentures.
Resolved that the time be extended to the 14th day of July next;

sgd Jas McQueen
Chairman

Moved Alderman McQueen
Seconded by “ Bruce
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on June 15, 1898. Present the full Board.

Communications

From W. Wakefield, Secy. Brittania Cricket Club asking that a piece 40 yds x 10 yds be graded, levelled and rolled on Cambie street grounds for the exclusive use of their Club for practicing.
Resolved that they be informed that a piece of ground will be graded and rolled for the purpose asked for as soon as possible but they cannot be granted the exclusive right to play thereon.

From A. E. E. Clark asking for an estimate for rock delivered.
Resolved that he be informed the the rock sent down has not yet been accepted as it has not been delivered where directed.

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From A. E. McNaughton asking for lane to be graded as he is building corner Burnaby and Nicola.
Laid over to be examined.

From Skinner + Co. and others asking for a surface drain to carry off basement drainage in Block 11. 541.

Resolved to recommend to Council to put in a basement drain in this lane under the Local Improvement plan provided the property owners agree to pay two-thirds of the cost.

From G. W. Willis requesting a sidewalk on Haro Street in front of his premises.
Resolved that the Ward foreman be instructed to lay down a 3 plank walk with the old planks from Georgia Street in front of Mr. Willis’ premises.

From a number of petitioners asking that 8th Av be opened up from Manitoba St. to Columbia Street.
Laid over

From I. Oppenheimer asking for a resurfacing of 264A
Referred to the City Solicitor for his opinion.

From E. P. Davis etal objecting to a carpet cleaning establishment and dye works being erected on Seaton Street.
Referred to the City Solicitor for his advise.

Resolved that the Chain Gang in their proper turn be required to grade the lane in Blocks 45+57 D.L. 185 west of Nicola Street.

Resolved that the City Solicitor be instructed to draw up a By-Law amending

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the Fire Limit By-Law raising the fire limits from the South Side of Dupont Street subject to the plans of all buildings being submitted to the Board of Works for their approval and subject to the satisfaction of the City Engineer and Health Inspector as to construction.

Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to have the following work attended to:

Ward One

Six foot sidewalk on Barclay Street opposite to Mr. Burns House and carry same on Jervis Street as far as Comox with necessary crossings and grading also a 6 ft. walk continued to Mr. Colcutt’s Home on Barclay Street and on Nicola St. to connect with existing walk in front of Col. Warren’s House.

Resolved that the matter of putting in a box drain at Prior Street be referred to the Engineer and Alderman Freeman for attention.

Mr. Soule architect submitted plans for a corrugated iron Smoke house to be built for Griffin + Co. on Water Street.
Permission refused the plans not being in conformity with the requirements of the Fire Limit By-Law.

E.H. McMillan Ideal Grocery submitted plan for a brick barn to be built at lane by rear of their premises Hastings Street at Lot 11 Block 4 O. G. T.
Permission granted being in conformity with requirements of Fire Limit By-Law.

The following accounts were ordered to be paid:-

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Thos. Dunn + Co. Supplies $112.28
Van Carriage Works “ 1.50
W.L. Tait “ 33.74
B.C. Mills “ 147.36
Robertson + Hackett “ 220.34
Mining Critic “ 6.40
Van City Iron Works “ 7.50
Evans, Coleman + Evans “ 66.20
McClary Mfg. Co. “ 406.40

sgd A.J. Painter
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by “ McQueen
That the Report be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Neelands
Seconded by “ Bruce
That the clause in reference to the proceeding of the Fire Limit By-Law be struck out.
Amendment carried

Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by “ McQueen
That the Report as amended be adopted.
Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Wednesday June 15th 1898.
Present Aldermen McGuigan, Townley, Foreman and Bruce

Communications

From the Health Inspector furnishing report.
Filed

From W. G. Wilson complaining of the filthy state of the Stevenson Cottages.
Referred to the Health Inspector.

From Mrs. J. Goodman etal asking for

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the removal of the horses from her lot on the corner of Hastings Street and Columbia Av.
Referred to the Health Inspector.

From Isaac Waxstock Asking that portion of the Cemetery be placed under the control of the Jews.
Laid over.

Resolved that the Chairman and Health Inspector be authorized to have a bath-hut (?) put in the hospital for the nurses and that the Board of Works put in a Box Drain on Prior Street.

The following accounts were recommended for paymernt:-

Scott + Devlin Supplies $2.00
City Grocery Co. “ 118.70
McDowell + Co. “ 118.91
D. Ruth “ 21.00
Province Steam Laundry Washing 93.20
Crowder + Penzer Supplies 47.05
Thos. Dunn + Co. “ 4.25
Clarke + Stuart “ 5.
J.C. Woodrow “ 58.41
Graham + Casey Labor 4.
Evans, Coleman + Evans Supplies 30.75
R.A. Muskett “ 4.00

sgd W. J. McGuigan
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by “ McGuigan

That the Report be adopted.
Carried


Fire and Police Committee

The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday June 14th 1898.
Present Aldermen McMorran, Brown, McQueen and McPhaiden
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

McDowell + Co. Supplies $4.33

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S. McPherson + Co. Supplies $106.40
J.C. Woodrow “ 24.28
Crowder + Penzer “ 198.82
R.A. Muskett “ 17.20
W.A. Cumyow Interpreting 10.00
M. Rae Keep of dogs 14.80
W.J. McGuigan Inquests 20.00
Clarke + Stuart Supplies 16.00
Alex Mowatt Express hire .50
J.G. Campbell Supplies 16.00
Dominion Fish Co. “ 4.50
Dunn + Co. “ 21.86
City Grocery Co. “ 35.03
Nelson Drug Co. “ 6.00
J. Storey “ 12.45
Wm. Urquart “ 1.25

Communications

From the Pound Keeper furnishing report.
Filed

From John Mellon complaining about Constable Fulton.
Filed

From Peter McAlister complaining about the Pound Keeper.
Filed

Resolved that the Police be instructed to carry out the By-Law regarding bicycling on the sidewalks.

Resolved that duplicate valve be purchased for the hydrants and sufficient paint to paint the Fire Halls.

sgd R.A. McMorran
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McMorran
Seconded by “ McQueen
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

That the Report be adopted.
Carried

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Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Bruce
That a By-Law be introduced to raise the sum of $12000 for the construction of a wharf at the North end of Heatley Av.
Carried

The By-Law was introduced and read for the first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by “ Painter
That the following account be paid:-
E.W. Edwards etal Poll Clerks etc $46.00
Carried

Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by “ Townley
That the following account be paid:-
A.E.E. Clarke Crushed rock. $344.82
Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the By-Law to amend By-Law No. 142 be reconsidered and finally passed and be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the By-Law to authorize the signature of two certain aforementioned with the Street Railway be reconsidered and

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finally passed and be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto.
Carried

The Board then adjourned (editor’s note: this line very faint, perhaps erased)


Moved by Alderman McMorran
Seconded by “ McGuigan
Whereas it is in the interests of the City that a Smelter should be erected in the vicinity thereof.

And whereas Mr. H.W. Treat it is believed will if reasonable encouragement be offered erect a Smelter plant near the City capable of Smelting 100 tons of ore per day and enlarge the same from time to time as the supply of ore increases.

And whereas it is considered that a good and available site for such smelter is situated within about one mile east of the City limits at Hastings.

And whereas certain available land on which smelter could be erected is the property of the Crown. And whereas it would be in the interest of the Province that the industry should be established.

Be it therefore resolved that the Mayor be authorized on behalf of the City of Vancouver to forward a petition to the Lieutenant Governor in Council praying that the necessary steps be taken to cause a Grant of land at Hastings to Mr. Treat provided he is prepared to and does erect and complete a Smelter on such site within reasonable time capable at least of treating 100 tons of ore per day.
Carried

The Council then adjourned.

W. Brown
Chairman

Thos. McGuigan
City Clerk