Westminster Ave. purchase delayed six months – October 10, 1892

Immediate fire by-law enacted to eliminate standing rubbish in back yards. The chain gang was assigned to level a lane way behind Beach Avenue. Street lights were approved for fifteen intersections.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 170-177

[vol 5 pg 170]
Vancouver Wednesday Oct 10th 1892.

The Council met on Monday Oct 10th 1892.
Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.
The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:-

From. Messrs Alexander. Costello and Tatow, the Arbitrators in the case of Dupont vs the City of Vancouver re the extension of Westminster Avenue submitting their award, which was as follows:-
For the lots required. $22830
For Severances 7500
Arbitrators fees 150.
Laid over

From Mssrs Costello, McFarland + Coldwell the Arbitrators in the case of the B. C. Iron Works vs the City submitting their award, which was as follows:-
Value of Lease $9730.00
Arbitrators fees 180
Laid over
From W. Eastman, asking for free water and exemption for a factory.
Referred to F. W. + L. + Finance

From C. L. Brown. Secy of Trustee Board of Methodist Church Mount Pleasant asking for the use of the Fire Hall to eat Harvest Home dinner on the 18th inst.
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Collins
That they be granted the upper room of the Fire Hall for the occasion.
Carried
[vol 5 pg 171]
From B. Carlo, asking for compensation for loss of Goods through small pox.
Filed.
From John F. Ross claiming that the water was backed up on his property:
Referred to the Board of Works.

From H. Abbott asking for 180 years of broken stone for Abbott St at contract rates.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Johnston + Douglas of the Boulder Saloon asking what action had been taken re their claim.
Filed
From Mrs J. McPhee, asking to be paid for a fur coat destroyed by order of the Health Inspector.

From Chas. C. Wilson, asking for a reduction of the license on circuses.
Filed.
From G. A. Miller etal, asking for the extension of the water works on Westminster Av. to
5th av.
Referred to F. W. + L Committee
From the City Solicitor, asking for particulars as to the accident to Theo Hardiman’s child.
Referred to the City Engineer + Solicitor

From the City Solicitor stating that the clause in the agreement with the Fraser Valley Railway Co should provide that in the event of any other railway company wishing to operate their trains over the bridge they should be entitled to do so on paying a proportionate cost of the bridge.
Filed.
The following Reports were received + read:-

F. W. + L. Committee
The F. W. + L. Committee met on Wednesday September Oct 5th 1892.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Mills, Scoullar + McGuigan.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-

[vol 5 pg 172]
S. S. Tilley + Son Supplies $2.75
Fraser + Co “ 2.56
S. S. Swan Towing 50.00
Keefer + Godden Hire of Scow 60.00
Geo Erwin etal. Labor. 320.00
Van Elec Ry + L. Co. Lights 1207.12
Fraser + Co Supplies 18.94
Alex McKelvie + co. “ 11.00
C. M. Hawley “ 1.55
pipes
Thos Veitch Delivering crushed rock 1296.00
Hayden + Mylins Boat hire 5.50
W. J. Hanna Labor. 8.00
C. M. Hawley Supplies 5.63
H. T. Devine + co. “ 5.63
D. McGillivray, hire scow. 78.00
W. S. Westcott laying submerged main 3000.00

2. That the City Council be asked to immediately pass the fire by-law to enable the Fire Inspector to more efficiently carry out the provisions regarding the clearing up of back yards where combustible material is piled.

3. That the Fire Hall on Mount Pleasant be furnished through Shelton + co.

4. That C. Spice be paid at the rate of $50.00 per month for the position of hoseman and that A. Calkins be paid $55.00 per month for the portion of teamster both payment to date from the time the change in positions was made.

4. That the following electric lights be erected:-
At the corner of Hawkes Av + Princess St.
Westminster Road + 10th Av.
14th Av + Quebec Str.
Heatley Av + Barnard St.
11th Av + Ontario Street
9th Av + Columbia St
7th Av + Heather St South side
Comox + Jervis Streets
Burrard + Pendrill Streets [sic]
[vol 5 page 173]
At the corner of Davie + Howe streets
Davie + Homer “
Cambie + Robson “
Howe + Robson “
9th av + Carolina “

6. Change light at lower end of Georgia Street to the North side of street.
Move light on 7th Av + Westminster Av to the corner
sgd J. L. Franklin
Chairman
The F. W + L. Committee met on Monday Oct 10th 1892.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Connon, Scoullar McGuigan, and Mills
It was recommended:-
1. That Mssrs Bell-Irving + Paterson be advanced a further sum of $10,000, the balance to be retained until a settlement is arrived at re breakage etc.

2. That the following account be paid:-
A. Blyth etal Labor $112.50

3. That Wm Daly be appointed Foreman for the laying of the water mains at a salary of $100.00 per month.
sgd J. L. Franklin
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the report be adopted.

Move in amendment by Alderman Gavin.
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That Clause 3 of the Report re the appointment of Wm Daly be struck out.
Amendment lost: motion carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday October 7th 1892.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins + Mills.

[vol 5 pg 174]
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
A. St. G. Hamersley Law costs $500.00
McPhillips + co. “ 350.00
C. P. Telegraph Co. Messages 35.50
S. T. Tilley + Son Supplies 15.15
F. W. Hart “ 8.60
H. Extence Drayage 3.00
Telephone Co. Rent 35.60
School Trustees Grant 10,000.00
Bank of B.C. Commissions 89.87

2. That John Connon be awarded the contract for painting the floors of the new hospital for the sum of $59.00
sgd. R. A. Anderson
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday Oct 6th 1892.
Present Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following plans be approved:-
Hunter Bros. Brick Block, Granville Street east side between Georgia + Dunsmuir St.
N. S. Hoffar, Architect, Addition to Byrnes Block Carrall Street.
A. E. Carter, B. C. Investment Co’s building corner Homer + Hastings St.

2. That a sidewalk be laid on Prior Street with old plank if possible.

3. That the matter of fixing up the lane near Mrs Meakin’s restaurant be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

[vol 5 pg 175]

4. That the question of removing rubbish etc off Pender St. near Post Office Site be referred to the ^Chief of Police City Inspector for attention.

5. That the Chain gang be utilized in making a roadway back of Mr. McGillivray’s residence on Beach Av.

6. That the Street Inspector be instructed to make use of the old plank for the construction of a 3 plank walk on 5th Av between Prince Edward, and Carolina Street.

7. That Alderman Scoullar be instructed to proceed to Victoria at once to investigate the delay in the delivery of sewer pipes and to notify the contractors that if they fail to supply the pipes in accordance with the terms of their contract with the City; the City will obtain them elsewhere and will hold them responsible for any loss occasioned by the delay.

8. That the trees on 12th Av between Ontario and, Quebec streets be cut down, and removed.

9. That the Chief of Police be instructed to detail a man to measure up dangerous lots that are not properly fenced in and report to that notices to property owners can be sent out;

10. That the Street Inspector see that all the street contracts, are completed, and the final estimate submitted as soon as possible.

11. The following accounts to be paid:-
Boyd + Clandenning Race Track $3575.75
Chas. Heyndricks Painting Pest House 13.60
G. F. Rounsfell, Fence at Cemetery 102.85
J. A. Coldwell Painting Crematory House. 8.25
Oldfield + Cook Crematory Cottages 48.90
John Connon Painting Pest House 36.10
Vancouver Book Binding Co. Supplies 2.50
H. T. Devine + co. “ 20.49
Van Elec Ry + L. Co Tickets 5.00
Thos Dunn + Co. Supplies 42.99
Evans Coleman + Evans Sewer Pipes 1024.68

[vol 5 pg 176]

D. McGillivray Repairs to Granville St. Bridge. $38.98
S. T. Tilley + Son. Supplies 2.90
G. A. Fraser “ 1.05
sgd. H. P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the report be adopted
Carried
Introduction of By Laws
Moved by Alderman McCraney.
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-Law to provide for the purchase of certain lands in the City of Vancouver necessary for the existence of Westminster Av.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the By-Law be read a first time.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the By-Law be read a 2nd time.
Moved in amendment by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Connon.
That the By-Law receive consideration Six months hence
Carried.
Yeas. Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar Franklin + Mills
Nays McGuigan, McCraney + Gavin.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Connon
That the following account be paid:-
H. Lomas et al. Labor $420.05
Carried

[vol 5 pg 177]
Consideration of By-Laws.

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Fire By-Law be read a 2nd time.
Carried.
The council went into committee of the whole on the By-Law with Alderman Collins in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to the Council, as complete with amendments.
The By-Law was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Scoullar.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Council

Costello and Munro give up Water Mains contract – October 5, 1892

Council directed the Fire, Water and Light Committee to proceed with another company once a settlement was made with Costello and Munro for work done to date.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 169 only

[vol 5 pg 169]
Vancouver Wednesday Oct 5 1892.

The Council met on Wednesday Oct 5th 1892.
Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.
Communications

From Costello and Munro, asking the Council to take the contract off their hands for laying the water mains on Sections 2 + 3.
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the contract for the laying of the water mains be taken off the hands of Messrs Costello and Munro and that the work be done by day Labor.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Second by “ Gavin.
That the F. W. + L. Committee be authorized to proceed with the work of laying the water mains on the contract taken off the hands of Costello and Munro as soon as a satisfactory settlement is made with said contractors
Carried
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Scoullar.
That the following account be paid:-
W. S. Westcott for laying submerged main $300000
Carried
The Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Anderson in the Chair for the purpose of considering an agreement between the City and the Burrard Inlet Railway Co and the Northern Pacific Ry Co.
The Agreement was read over clause by clause after which the committee rose and asked leave to sit again.
The Council then adjourned

Thos. F. McGuigan F. Cope
City Clerk Mayor

New Local Improvement By-Law Passed- October 3, 1892

“Crushed rock” (gravel) will be used to repair Westminster Avenue (now Main Street) and to surface the basement of the City Market. The Telephone company gives notice that they will have to raise the price for telephone service out to the Cemetery or disconnect the line.  (The Cemetery phone was “out of town” at Fraser and 35th.)  The floors of the new City hospital to be painted with “antiseptic paint”.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 163 – 168
[vol 5 pg 163]

Vancouver July 11th 1892.
The Council met on Monday October 3rd 1892
Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills + Gavin.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:-
From H. L. Kent, Manager of the Telephone Co. stating that new arrangements would have to be made regarding the line to the Cemetery otherwise it would be abandoned.
Referred to the Finance Committee
From J. Huntly reporting on the expenses in connection with small pox.
Filed
From the City Clerk of Nanaimo, asking Council to cooperate with them in preventing the spread of small pox.
Filed.
From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights.
Filed.
From R. MacKay Fripp, asking the City to refund to Dr. Powell the cost of deepening a drain.
Filed
From Lewis. J. Cady asking for a sidewalk on 5th Av.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Theo. R. Hardiman claiming damages for injury to his child from falling off Cordova Street sidewalk.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From McPhillips + Williams asking what action had been taken in reference to Mrs. Cook’s property in 185.
Filed
From Mr Matheson etal asking for a street light on the corner of Robson + Cambie Streets.
Referred to the F. W. + L. Committee.
[vol 5 pg 164]
From Aldermen Odlum, asking for four, week’s leave of absence.
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Anderson
That leave be granted.
Carried
From G. B. Thompson etal asking for a sidewalk on Prior Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Pemberton + Dumbleton asking what action had been taken on the claim of Louis J. Jenns.
Filed
From Thos Allan, asking for permission cut xirs on the Hasting Park.
Referred to the Park Commissioners

From the City Auditor submitting report for June.
Filed.
From T. B. Hall etal asking for a 6 ft side walk on Keefer Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From D. Smith etal claiming that liquor was being retailed in the Breweries.
Referred to the License Commission.

From H. T. Ceperley Secy of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co. stating that his company had signed the agreement with the Northern Pacific Ry Co and asking that an agreement be prepared and signed by the City, his company and the Northern Pacific.
Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Anderson.
That the Communication be referred to the Finance Committee and City Solicitor to report at next meeting of Council.
Carried

[vol 5 pg 165]
The following Reports were received and read
F. W. + L. Committee
The F. W. + L. Committee met on Wednesday Sept 28th 1892.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Scoullar, McGuigan and Mills.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
W. Hooper etal. Labor $183.20
Van Elec Ry + L. Co. Supplies 4.20
J. M. O’Toole “ 37.85
Van Gurney Cab Co. Drayage 5.00
B. C. M. T. + T. Co. Suppliers 13.19
B. C. Iron Works Co Repairs 12.71
Tye + Co Supplies .25
Hastings Mill Co. “ 6.00
Ideal Grocery “ 7.00
Daily Telegram “ 25.25
Thos Dunn + Co. “ 106.98
D. Brown “ 35.00
G. I. Wilson “ 7.75
Gutta Percha + Rubber Mfg Co “ 139.85
A. Linton Boat hire 28.50
Creamer + Langley Supplies 71.18
Bell-Irving + Paterson “ .60

2. That as the services on the new drains are let be contract that the City Engineer be instructed to cut down the staff of the Department to the smallest possible extent.

3. That the application of Messrs Hall + Brown to lay a water pipe on Nelson Street at their own cost be granted under the superintendency of the City Engineer they to perform all the labor and the pipe to be the property of the applicants.

4. That Alderman Mills and Scoullar and Chief Carlisle be appointed to see that the heating + lighting of Mount Pleasant Fire Hall and report at the next meeting.
sgd. J. L. Franklin
Chairperson.

[vol 5 pg 166]

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Friday Sept 30th 1892.
Present Aldermen McGuigan, Anderson and Collins.
It was recommended:-
1. That the floors of the new city hospital be painted with antiseptic paint and that two surgical tables be made by local tradesmen.

2. That the following accounts be paid:
Wilson Herald, treatment of Small pox $1470.00
John Reed supplies 1.75
W. J. McGuigan inquests 20.00
McLennan + McFeely supplies 36.85
G. R. Gordon “ 33.75
J. Sherlock “ 1.05
B.C. District Telegraph Service 2.50
H. T. Devine + co. Supplies 285.00
F. W. Hart: “ 58.60
Haywood + Abray Meals 5.00
Hayden + Co Boat hire 4.00
Van Carriage Works Shoes set 2.00
Shelton + co. Mattresses 535.00
sgd. W. J. McGuigan
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday Sept 30th 1892.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Mills + McGuigan.
It was recommended:-

[vol 5 pg 167]

1. That the following account be paid:-
W. B. Fisher, Clerical work. $60.00

2. That the communication from Geo Gagen re the collection of poll taxes from sailors be files as the City has no power to collect from sailors while discharging the cargoes of their ships while in port.

sgd R. A. Anderson
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ McCraney
That clause two be struck out and the balance of the report adopted.

Carried

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday Sept 29th 1892.
Present Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1. That the Street Inspector be instructed to make the land in block 36.541 passable with old planks if possible.

2. That G. W. Fuller be supplied with crushed rock for the Market basement floor at the rate of $1.75 per yard.

3. That the Street Inspector be instructed to make use of the old plank for the purpose of constructing a sidewalk on Princess Street.

4. That Westminster Avenue be repaired with crushed rock from Barnard to Princess Street.

5. That the City Solicitor be instructed to collect as soon as possible all outstanding accounts for crushed rock supplied to private parties.

6. That the following accounts be paid:-

[vol 5 pg 168]

Clements + Addison Grand stand at Race track $774.00
J. Coldwell Painting Crematory Cottage 46.75
W. H. Kindall Crushed Rock 1008.00
Thos Veitch del “ “ 374.40
McLennan + McFeely Supplies 26.56
H Lomas et al Labor 237.30

sgd.
H. P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be adopted
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the rules be suspended, and a By-Law introduced to Amend By-Law no 155 known as the Local Improvement By-Law.
Carried.
The By-Law was introduced, and read, a 1st time.
The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a 2nd time on motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Franklin.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law with Alderman McCraney in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete without amendment.

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a 3rd time, on motion of Alderman McCraney Seconded by Alderman Franklin. The Council then adjourned to meet on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

F. Cope
Mayor

$300,000 Railway Bonus By-Law receives third reading – September 26, 1892

$300,000 Railway Bonus By-Law receives third reading – September 26, 1892
Fraser Valley railway car ca. 1910 from City of Vancouver Archives AM54-S4-LGN-949

Mayor Cope cast the deciding vote on a motion to postpone third reading of the the Railway Bonus By-law. In favour of adjourning the meeting till the next morning: Aldermen Collins, Scoullar, Gavin & Mills. Opposed to a delay: Anderson, McGuigan, McCraney, & Franklin. Mayor Cope decided to proceed with the third reading, rather than put off the issue till next morning.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 157-162

[vol 5 pg 148]

The Council met on Monday Sept. 26th 1892 at 8 P.M.
Present: His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From Evans, Colemans, and Evans complaining about the Scavenger dumping into the hopper near their business.
Referred to the Board of Health

From the Committee on Management inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to an Entertainment in the Market Hall on the 27th inst.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Scouller
That the invitation be accepted.
Carried.

From A. St. G. Hammersly in reference to the expropriation of the lots at the foot of Westminster Av.
Filed

From Geo Gagen asking that the Poll Tax Collector be instructed to collect taxes from Sailor coming in the unload vessels.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From John MacLaren reporting on the Electric Lights.
Filed

From C. A. Jopson asking for a sidewalk on Princess Street and additional street light.
Referred to Board of Works & “unreadable”

From C. I. Knowdell asking that a culvert be stopped up on Davie Street.
Referred to the Street Inspector with the power to act.

The following Reports were Received and read.

Board of Works.

[vol 5 page 158]

The Board of Works met on Thursday September 23rd 1892.
Present: Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Scoullar, and Franklin

It was recommended:
1. That Dr. W.H. Kendall’s contract for the supply of crushed rock be extended to include the amount desired by D. MacGillivray in his contract.

2. That J. Brenton be notified to have the outlet to the sewer cleared at once by the City Scavenger and failing to get that done satisfactorily to clear it himself at the City Scavenger’s expense.

3. That the Street Inspector be required to furnish the City Solicitor with all the information he requires relative to the Sewer where Leatherdale + Smith’s horse was injured.

4. That the City Engineer interview the owners of the property at the S.E. Corner of Pender and Seymour Streets and see about having the side walk put back in its proper place as soon as possible or the building proceeded with.

5. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put men on to complete D. J. McDonald’s contract of 1889 on 13th Av without delay.

6. That the following tenders be accepted:-
W. Jones, Quebec St. sidewalk 19 1/2 is per ft
G.F. Rownsfell, Cemetery fence. $1.10 ” ”

7. That the following accounts be paid.
D McRae Carpenter work $25.55
Old Field & Cook Pest. house. 247.92
Williams 7 Brooks ” ” 16.00
McLeod & McDermid Fire Hall 777.00
Potter & Flest Sewers 2117.16
Boyd Clandening ” \ / 1349.60
McQuarrie & Co. ” / \ 1030.52
Evans, Coleman & Evans Sewer pipes 1000.00
H.D. Connacher, Dufferin St. 400.32
H. Lomas etal. Labor 420.75
sgd. H.P. McCraney
Chairman
[volume 5 page 159]
Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by ” Gavin.
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Monday September 26th 1892
Present: Alderman Collins, Gavin & McCraney

It was recommended:-
1. That G. W. Fuller be awarded the contract for Cementing the basement floor of the Market hall at $1.35 per yard.

2. That tenders be invited for the furnishing of Police uniforms and waterproof coats.

3. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the leaks stopped in the roof of the Market Hall without delay.

4. That the following accounts be paid: –
Ideal Grocery Supplies $23.62
E. McLean Expenses 2.50
E.G. McLeod Ry fores. 5.25
Daily Telefrom Printing 3.50
G.L. Allen Brofans 2.25
J.P. Blake Supplies 13.80
J.A. Reid Pound House 14.50
J. Eulls Rental Ex. 5.00
A.L Thomas ” ” 5.00
C.W. Haywood, Ry fores 17.50
W.A. McIntosh Supplies 23.76
R.I. Winch ” 11.31
W.I. Dunn & Co. ” 40.50
S.T. Tilley & Son ” 1.00
J.H. Grady Ry fores. 2.00
sgd. Henry Collins
Chairman

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

[volume 6 page 160]
Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Monday September 26th 1892
Present: Alderman Anderson, Collins and Mills.
It was recommended:-

1. That the following accounts be paid
Deputy Returning officers Services $50.00
School Trustees Grant 10,000.00
Leatherdale Smith, back hire 4.50
Bank of B.C. Interest on overdraft 1138.38
Registry office. Registration 10.60

2. That a map of the Province be purchased, from the Dominion Publishing Co. and that an official Directory for 1893 be purchased from the Williams Directory Co.
sgd R.A. Anderson,
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

F.W. & L. Committee

The D. W. & L Committee met on Tuesday, September 20th 1892,
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Scoullar, McGuigan and Mills.
It was recommended:-
1. That Hobson Bros. be allowed to withdraw their tender on the laying of the water pipes.

2. That a team of horses be purchased for the Chemical engine and that J. C. Campbell be appointed nozzleman for same

3. That Henry Duncan and G. McDonald be appointed hosemen at a salary of $48.00 per month each

4. That a Gong and Indicator be ordered and also two Street fire alarm boxes.

[volume 5 page 161]

5. That Section No one of the pipe laying contract be awarded to Ceileh & Eadson and Sections 2 & 3 to Costello & Munro.

6. That W. P. Turner, Wm Lyman & A. W Dresser be appointed to Inspector of the laying of the water pipes at a salary of $3.00 per day each.
sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by ” McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Collins

That the trades license By-Law be intruded a read a first time.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Collins
That the rules be suspended and the By-Law be read a second time.
Carried

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

Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman

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

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law was read a 3rd time on motion of Aldermen Anderson seconded by Alderman Collins

[volume 5 page 160]

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by ” McCraney
That the By-Law granting a bonus of $3000.00 to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Ry Co be read a 3rd time

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Collins (amendment)
That the Council adjourn to work on Tuesday at 10 o’clock
Amendment: lost on casting vote of Mayor.
Yeas. Collins, Scoullar, Gavin & Mills
Nays. Anderson, McGuigan, McCraney, & Franklin

Motion Carried.
The By-law was accordingly read a 3rd time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by ” Gavin
That the following account be paid:-
W Hooper etal Labor $264.50
Carried

The Council then adjourned

Thos. F. McGuigan F. Cope
City Clerk Mayor

Lots at the foot of Main Street to be expropriated for street expansion – September 19, 1892

Michael Costello was appointed arbitrator to determine the value of the lots to be expropriated by the City of Vancouver for street use. Compensation was made to several parties for loss of time and property during the recent smallpox quarantine.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 148-156

Vancouver Sept 19th 1892.

The Council met on Monday September 19th 1892.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following Communications were received and read:-
From Alex MacDonald asking that the newly cleared portion of the Cemetery be fenced in
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by ” Franklin
That the Communicators be referred to the City Engineer with power to act:
Carried

From J.C. McLagan etal asking that Thursday Sept 22nd be declared a public holiday to give the citizens an opportunity to attend the Fair at New Westminster
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” McGuigan
That the request of the petitioners be granted.
Carried

From J. Rogers asking for the permanent grade of Hastings Street in front of his premises.
Referred to the Board of Works with power to act:

From Hobson Bros. withdrawing their tender in laying the water mains
Referred to the F.W+L Committee

From Geo Cassady etal asking for better water facilities for their Mills.
Referred to the F.W.+L. Committee

From McLean Bros. asking for a balance of $47.00 claimed to be due them on 13th Av.
Referred to the City Clerk to supply to McLean Bros. giving explanations

[vol 5 pg 149]

From Carbould, McColl + Campbell stating that if no action was taken regarding the case of JB. Henderson for compensation legal proceedings would

be taken.
Filed.

From Ed Johnson, asking for the opening up of one more block on 8th Av.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Brenton reporting that the Sewers were being blocked by the Scavenger.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From H. Abbott stating that he had forwarded the petition re the erection of the Cattle Sheds to Montreal.
Filed

From Dr. Herald submitting his account for Services as Medical Municipal Health Officer.
Referred to the Health Committee.

From Miss Swan asking that the new hospital floors be painted or oiled.
Referred to the Health Committee.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights
Filed

The following Reports were received and read:

F. W+L. Committee.

The F. W+L. Committee met on Wednesday September 14th 1892.
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Connon, McGuigan and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1 That the following accounts be paid:-
G. H Bazley, Shoes Set $5.00
Van Elec Ry + Light Co. Lights 1219.53
C. H. Jones, Supplies. 1.50
Palmer Bros. ” 7.75
John Currell, Sharpening Saws. 1.25
” , Supplies 6.45

[vol 5 pg 150]

D. J. Campbell. Supplies. $1.25
Creamer + Langley ” 37.87
W. Hooper etal. Labor 316.40
I. Forbes. Shoes Set 4.00
H. T. Devine + Co. Supplies 62.71
Shelton + Co ” 9.00
G.A. Fraser + Co 9.10

2 That the following tender be awarded for laying the water works extension pipes:-
Hobson Bros.

3 That Bell-Irving + Paterson be informed, that the Committee does not consider the pipes as delivered until they are placed on some wharf or on lighters but in the meantime that they be advanced $15,000 on the amount delivered, the balance to be paid after their final delivery.

4 That Wm Cargill secretary of the Jockey Club be granted the use of the Fire Engine and Sprinkler for a few hours for use on the race course.

5 That no person be allowed to open and use water out of any hydrant except on the written permission of the City Treasurer.

6 That the City erect a shack for a watchman at the Narrows where the water pipes cross and contribute towards a portion of his Salary, the Park Commissioners paying the balance.

7 That the road and cribbing of the Capilano Creek to the water work’s dam be done by day labor under the supervision of the City Engineer’s

8 That the horse belonging to the fire department now out on pasture be rought in and handed over to the Police Committee to be used by the Chain gang.
sgd J. L. Franklin
Chairman

The Clause referring to the awarding of the laying of the water works pipes was referred

[vol 5 pg 151]

back to the F. W+L. Committee
The balance of the Report was adopted on motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Ald Gavin

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday September 15th 1892.
Present Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Connon, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1 That the change of grade asked for by J. Rogers on Hastings Street be made when the final grade is settled for said Street.

2 That W. H. Kendall be informed that the City has no appropriation to continue the contract for crushed rock when it terminates for the balance of this year.

3 That the arrangement made with Thos Bell for clearing on Cardero Street in accordance with his offer of Sept 9th be cancelled.

4. That the chaingang be sent to fix up the lane at Dr. Bodington’s house Alberni Street and also to make a passable roadway to the rear of Mr. Creery’s house on Beach Av.

5 That the following tender be invited:-
Quebec Street, 6 ft sidewalk from 9th Av to 11th Av on the West Side.

8 That the following accounts be paid:-
Gibbons + Myers, Hastings St. $620.00
Oldfield + Cook, Observation Hospital 299.55
J. Telford. Scotia St; 46.00
W. H. Kendall, Crushed rock 506.52
Boyd + Clandenning Powell St. 2050.00
Evans, Coleman + Evans, Pipes 1500.00
J. M. Thomas, Alderni St. 1145.00
Hobson Bros. Comox St. 20.00
I. G. Johnston Repairs 4.90
H. T. Devine + co. Feed 14.23
G.J. Rounfell 7th Av. 5211.25

[volume 5 pg 152]

Oldfield + Cooke, Cottage at Crematory $277.10
W. Ralph. Supplies 24.00
Godfrey + Co ” 3.00
W. Jones. Gore Av. 177.12
Gibbons + Myers. Lane B 41. 196 205.84
A. D. McDonald, Georgia St. 5.00
Thos Veitch del crushed rock 230.97
E. Kingcombe Expenses. .95
Wm Templeton Oil 1.75
Van Elec Ry + L Co. Tickets 15.00
Thos Veitch Express hire 17.40
Daily Telegram, Letterheads 3.75
Keefer & Godden, Granite 64.00
W. H. Fraser, Extras on City Hospital 8.94
H. Lomas et al Labor. 491.05
sgd H. P. McCraney,
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by ” Collins
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Finance Committee.

The Finance Committee met on Friday Sept 16th 1892.
Present Aldermen Mills, Odlum, and Collins.
Alderman Collins was appointed Chair pro-tem.
It was recommended:-
1. That J. M. Browning be informed that it is not the intention of the Council to take any action towards the securing of a City Hall Site this year.

2 That the City Auditor be instructed to have the tax book audited and that he be paid extra for said work.

3 That the following accounts be paid:-
Daily Telegram, Printing $109.75
Palmer Bros. Supplies 12.18
sgd R.A. Anderson Chairman

[volume 5 page 153]

Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by ” McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Health Committee.

The Health Committee met on Saturday September 17th 1892.
Present Aldermen McGuigan, Collins, Odlum
It was recommended:-
1 That the City Clerk be instructed to re-insure the hospital furniture for 3 years to the amount of $1600 and to insure the Isolation Hospital for $2000,00

2 That Miss Woodward, Nurse at the City Hospital be allowed 2 weeks leave of absence upon her furnishing a substitute suitable to the matron, the other employees to have like privilege in rotation.

3 That J. A. Coldwell be allowed $250 for extra services in connection with quarantine.

4 That Tupper Thomson and R. Jamieson be allowed $2.50 per day each for time occupied by them in the immigration and disinfection of the house occupied by the late J. Dockendorf, the balance of which claim being filed.

5 That the following claims for compensation for damages for loss of time, services etc etc be filed:-
Mrs Slagg $50.00 for loss of time
Mrs Adams 72.00 ” bedding destroyed
Dr McAlpine 10.00 ” Medical Services
Mrs. E. Davey 68.00 ” bedding destroyed
Johnston + Douglas 172.75 ” furniture etc destroyed
James Reid 119.25 ” bedding etc ”
W. H. L. Tyrell 45.00 ” loss of time.
Nellis, Willis 65.00 ” bedding destroyed
J. Dixon 168.00 ” ” ”
W. G. Judge
A. Calori 1068.0064 for damages
W. Brydone Jack 160.00 ” Medical Services
I. Thomson. 88.00 for Services

[volume 5 pg 154]

R. Jaimes $65.00 for services

6 That the following accounts be paid:-
G. W. Ellison Milk $8.00
J. Huntly Expenses 92.75
A McDonald Blacksmithing. .50
R.V. Winch Supplies 29.45
Palmer Bros. ” 8.75
Tyson + Co. ” 42.25
Palmer Bros. ” 53.10
S. T. Tilley + Son ” 11.10
Wm Urquhart ” 61.50
City Printing Works ” 4.55
F. W. Hart Burial 10.75
M.A. Harvey Transportation 85.00
Dr Wilson Inspection 120.00
Atkins + Atkins Drugs 194.24
Pioneer Laundry Washing 36.27
J. P. Blake Bread 7.05
Dr. Bell-Irving Medical Services 5.00
Dr. Ferguson ” ” 5.00
J. Reed, Drugs 14.20
Wing Sang. Supplies 2.50
Summers + Orell ” 13.90
Johnson + Kerfoot ” 49.75
Champion + White Services 2.20
Ideal Grocery Supplies 1.15
J. Brown ” 19.70
Texas Lake Ice Co ” 14.50
Hudson’s Bay Co. ” 5.00
McIntosh + Co. ” 68.65
McLennan + McFeely ” 1.50
Ideal Grocery ” 39.25
W. Ralph ” 22.20
Ideal Grocery ” 189.67
B. C. M. T. + T. Co. ” 1.76
U. S. S. Co Services 50.00
C. H. Jones Tents 47.50
Gurney Cab Co. Services 113.75
G. I. Wilson Supplies 202.85
Urquhart Bros ” 4.50
Tye + Co ” 2.00

[volume 5 page 155]

G. I. Wilson Supplies $1.55
H. H. Layfield + co ” 2.71
Champion + White Services 3.00
H. V. Winch Supplies 25.89
M. S. Rose ” 1.00
Palmer Bros ” 12.00
Herbert + Co ” 74.21
F. W. Hart Burial 10.75
Russell, McDonald + Co. Supplies 21.88
J. P Blake ” 16.45
G. Lefesith Tents 15.00
J. McDowell Supplies 47.70
Texas Lake Ice Co ” 8.50
J. Scuitto ” 1.20
Summers + Orell ” 7.30
Hudson’s Bay Co ” 13.50
F. W. Hart ” 1.75
R. Robertson ” 5.75
Godfrey + Co ” 4.75
Thos Dunn + co ” 2.25
S. Tallsman Services 25.00
C. M. Howley Supplies 37.65
Columbia Carriage Works ” 7.25
J. C. Douglas ” 10.80
H. T. Devine + Co 9.97
B. C. M. T + T Co. ” 1.89
G. L. Allan ” 23.25
Kapper + co ” 12.00
Robinson Services 3.45
Ideal Grocery Supplies 285.55
Dr. Langis Examinations 10.00

In the account of J. Wolfe for $77.50, the Board considers $10.00 as ample amount for services rendered in hauling barrels from Crematory and orders that amount paid to him the item in the account for $50.00 for clearing C. P. R. Stockyards is struck out Mr Wolfe to refer that to the management of the C. P. R for payment
sgd. W.J. McGuigan
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Collins
That the Report be adopted. Carried

[volume 5 page 156]

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by ” McCraney
That J. M. Holland be returned the sum of $110.00 deposited by him on application for a liquor licence.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by ” McCraney
That an Arbitration be entered into by the City to decide upon the value of the lots, at the foot of Westminster Avenue required for Street purposes and that the owners be notified to that effect.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by ” McGuigan
That Michael Costello be appointed Arbitrator for the City to fix the value of the property desire to be expropriated at the foot of Westminster Av.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

B.C. Iron Works bonus question delayed for one week – September 12, 1892

Leatherdale + Smith claims damages to a horse and “rig” while it was rented by the City. Mr. R.D. Pitt is also claiming damages for the loss of his leg, while Mrs. Staff is claiming compensation for her salary while she was in quarantine. Meanwhile, the Mayor and Aldermen have been invited to two industrial exhibitions in New Westminster and in Tacoma, Washington. There was confusion about whether the B.C. Iron Works was or was not requesting a bonus from the City; the matter was laid over for a week while the Finance Committee examined the question.

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original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 142-147

[vol 5 pg 142]

Vancouver Sept 12th 1892

The Council met on Monday September 12th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Collins, Scoullor, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, and Gavin.

The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted

Communications

From J.M. Browning asking what action had been taken on his offer re the purchase of the Recreation grounds for a City Hall site.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the President of the Industrial Exposition Co, Tacoma inviting the Mayor, Council & Citizens to be present at the exhibition on the 17th inst.
Invitation accepted

From J. J. Dougan asking that the water pipes be extended up Keefer & Harris Streets east of Jackson Av.
Referred to FW&L Committee

From Leamy & Kyle asking the City to clear Lots 10 to 12, Block 22, sub 200a.
Referred to the Board of Works

From D. Robson City Clerk of New Westminster wanting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at the Industrial Exhibition (s/b Exposition) from the 20th to the 23rd inst.
Invitation accepted

From Leatherdale & Smith claiming damages for injury to horse and rig.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From Mrs. Staff claiming compensation for loss of salary while in quarantine.
Referred to the Health Committee

From Alex McKelvie & Co. asking for a bonus in aid of their foundry.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From R. D. Pitt claiming compensation for the loss of his leg
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Franklin

[vol 5 pg 143]
That the Communication be filed.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Odlum.
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That Mr. Pitt be granted $150.00 payable at the rate of $5.00 per week, as compensation for the loss of his leg on condition that he relinquishes all claims against the City in that respect.
Amendment lost, motion carried.

From the B.C. Iron Works station that they were not asking a bonus from the City
Filed

From W.E. Brown stating that the additional street lights were being placed.
Filed

From Wm. Cargill, asking for the use of the fire engine for a short time on the Jockey Club grounds.
Referred to the F.W.&L Committee with power to act.

From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights
Filed

From J.M. Stewart, et al, protesting against the erection of cattle sheds near Hastings Mill.
Forwarded to the CPR Co.

From Bell-Irving and Paterson asking for the final payment on their water pipes.
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Gavin
That the Communication be referred to the F.W.&L Committee with power to advance $15,000 if everything is found in order.
Carried

From Wm Lyman asking for the position of Caulker on the water pipes.
Referred to the F.W.&L Committee

From W Atchison etal asking for a sidewalk on Keefer Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Fleming Robinson asking the roots and stumps to be removed off his lots on Quebec St.
Referred to the Board of Works

[vol 5 pg 144]

From D. Oppenheimer et al asking the City to clear the site for the Whetham College.
Referred to the Police Committee

The following reports were received and read.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday Sept 9th 1892.
Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Odlum, McGuigan and Mills.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
C.P. Telegraph Co. Messages $13.19
Telephone Co. Rent 63.50
City of Victoria Keep of Leper 28.55
School Trustees Grant 10,000.00
A. St. G. Hamersley Fare Costs 10.00
F. Evans, Transcript of Evidence 11.50
S.S. Tilley & Son Supplies 18.40
Wm Ralph ” 11.00
H.E. Croisdale Bond 62.50
sgd R.A. Anderson
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by ” Odlum
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

F.W. & L. Committees
The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday Sept 7th 1892.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Connon, Mills, and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
M. Llewellyn, Diving $63.00
Thos. Veitch, Express 66.95
H. Lomas et al, Labor 233.25
W.S. Cook, Supplies 3.85
S.S. Agnes, Services 36.00
Daniel Hunter, Supplies 2.40

[vol 5 pg 145]

Fraser + Co. Supplies $92.88
G. Young ” 7.25
Evans, Coleman & Evans, Supplies 13.20
S. Fulton, Drayage 1.00
J.W. McFarland. Supplies. 206.86
J. Miller Postal Cards 50.00
J.M. O.Toole Supplies 116.32
Chief Capilano, Damage to Garden 10.00
sgd.
J.L. Franklin
Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday Sept 8th
Present Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1. That the plan of the St. Charles Hotel submitted by R. MacKay Fripp be approved and a permit be given to erect.

2. That C. Cawkes offer to sell his sprinkler for $75. be not accepted and that after the termination of the street sprinkling contract the Board recommends that no more street watering be done at the City’s expense.

3. That the Secretary to the Board inform E. Cook that the use of his wharf will not be required after the 30th inst; the City now having its own slip at the foot of Gore Av.

4. That T Bell’s offer to cut and burn the timber off Cordova Street for the sum of $50 be accepted.

5. That the following accounts be paid
A. Gifford, Repairs $4.00
Thos Dunn + Co, Hardware $19.45
[page cut off, unreadable]

[vol 5, pg 146]

Potter + Flett, Sec 4 Sewers $3238.03
Hobson Bros. Burnaby Street 750.50
E. Cook, Rent of Wharf 25.00
L. Raine Gravely St. 79.50
McMurrie + Co, Sec 7 Sewers 1521.36
Leatherdale + Smith, Hack Hire 2.50
Boyd + Clandenning, Sec 6 Sewers 579.60
McLennan + McFeely, Supplies 149.48
John Cowan, Pest House 324.90
S.T. Tilley + Son, Stationery 14.45
H. McConney, Hauling 2.00
Palmer Bros. Coal 20.52
Godfrey + Co, Hardware 14.80
Hobson Bros. Beatty St. 43.16
Evans, Coleman + Evans, pipes 1800.00
H. Lomas et al, Labor 1004.85
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Franklin
That the Report as amended by adopted.
Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by ” Odlum
That a By-Law be introduced and read a first time granting a Bonus of $20,000 to the B.C. Iron Works Co.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the By-Law be not read a first time.

Moved as an amendment to the amendment by Alderman Scoullar, Seconded

[vol 5 pg 147]

by Alderman Odlum,
That the matter be laid over for one week to be considered by the Finance Committee.
Carried

The Board then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Water Works Superintendent Nickson dismissed – September 5, 1892

J. J. Nickson was dismissed as superintendent of the Water Works with one month’s salary in lieu of notice. The Police Committee’s recommendation that J. M. Beattie be allowed to build a shed on the Market grounds was overturned.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 134-140

[vol 5 pg 134]

The Council met on Monday Sept 5th 1892.
Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Odlum and Gavin.
The minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted.
The following communications were received, and read:-
From Foster and Flett stating that their contract was delayed on account of pipes not being ready for delivery.
referred to the Board of Works.
From Joseph Dixon claiming compensation for loss of furniture etc. through quarantine regulations
Referred to Board of Health
From Nettie Willis submitting an account for milk supplies during quarantine.
Referred to Board of Health
From Wm Templeton etal asking that Westminster Av be opened up to Burrard Inlet
Referred to City Solicitor and Board
of Works
From Angelo Calori claiming compensation for loss of trade etc through the quarantine.
Referred to the Board of Health
From Leamy and Kyle submitting an assignment from C.F. Rounsfell for acceptance.
Referred to the City Solicitor
From Ralph G. Mickson submitting an account for $929.96 for examining and inspecting water pipes, during manufacture in Scotland.
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by ” Franklin
That the amount be paid.
Carried
From Alex Gartshore submitting an account for $284.75 for freight on flexible main.
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Franklin
That the amount be paid.
Carried
[volume 5 page 135]
From Walter Taylor, Manager of the B.C. Canning Co asking for free water.
Referred to F.W.+L. Committee
From W. Cowderoy asking for a position in the City’s Service.
Referred to City Clerk for reference.

From the Vancouver Electric Railway + Light Co. asking for a larger water pipe at the power house.
Referred to the F. W. + L. Committee

From J.W. McFarland asking for the renewal of the Insurance on the hospital furniture.
Referred to the Board of Health with power to act.
From J.A. Coldwell asking for an additional $2.50 for 13 hours watching on the C.P.R. wharf.
Referred to the Board of Health
From Rand Bros. asking for a share of the Insurance on the school buildings.
Referred to the school board.
From John McLaren, submitting weekly report on electric lights.
Filed
From S. J. Goodfellow + A. E. Suckling claiming damages for injury to horse and buggy through an open sewer.
Referred to the Contractor
From the B.C. Iron Works , asking for assistance to rebuild the foundry.
Referred to the Board of Works.

The following Reports were received and read:-
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday September 2nd 1892.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins + Mills.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Land Registry Office Searches $50.00
The World P. & P. Co. Advertising 7.20

[volume 5 page 136]

C. P. R. Co. Law Costs $243.70
A. St. G. Hamersley, Law Costs 332.47
F. Evans, Transcript of evidence 15.10

2. That the communication from Pemberton + Dumble for the damages on behalf of L. K. James bldg be referred to the City Solicitor

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to apply to Mr. Horne’s communication re the erection of the Court House and City Hall giving the facts in the case.

The City Solicitor directed the Committee’s attention to his opinion of June 2nd 1892 wherein he stated that the City would be liable to J. B. Henderson in damages if the powers contained in the City Chamber and Health By-Law were not exercised in strict conformity with private rights.
sgd. L. A. Anderson
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Collins
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

F. W. + L. Committee.

The F. W. + L. Committee met on Wednesday August 31st 1892.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Scoullar, Mills and McGuigan.
It was recommended:-
1 That the following accounts be paid:-
W. Hooper etal. Labor. $344.35
B. C. Iron Works. Supplies. 222.81

2 That the services of J. J. Nickson, the superintendent of the Water Works be dispensed with as the City Engineer is of the opinion that there is no longer any necessity for the office and that said J. J. Nickson be paid on month’s salary in lieu of one month’s notice.

[volume 5 page 137]

3. That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be granted $55.00 to pay his travelling expenses to Portland to attend a meeting of the Chiefs of the different fire departments on September 6,7,8 + 9.

4 That the Chairman and Chief be authorized to purchase a set of wheels and axles for the new hose wagon.

5 That C. Spice be transferred from the position of driver to hoseman and that A. Colkins take his place as driver, as recommended by the Chief.
sgd. J. L. Franklin
Chairman

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

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday August 31st 1892.
Present Aldermen Collins, Connon, Gavin and McCraney.
It was recommended:-
1 That the Market be kept open every until 2 P.M.
2 That A. M. Beattie be permitted to erect a shed on the Market Grounds running along Dupont Street and the lane between Dupont and Hastings Street;
3 That the following account be paid:-
M. G. McLeod, Ry Fares $2.00
sgd Henry Collins
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by ” Odlum
That clause one be struck out.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by ” Odlum
That the Report as amended be adopted.
Carried
[volume 5 page 138]
Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday Sept 1st 1892
Present Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1 That if the property owners in the uncleared portion of 185 will agree with the City to pay their portion of the clearing the City will call for tenders and get the work done.

2 That the City Solicitor be instructed to furnish an opinion on the case of Mrs. J. Dufferin for the next meeting.

3 That a new form of permit for depositing building material on the streets be arranged the signatories to the permit hereafter to be that of the City Engineer and City Treasurer the deposit in each case being left with the City Treasurer.

4 That the following accounts be paid:-
J. M. Thomas, Alberni Street $1170.00
J. Telford, Nicola Street 220.00
D. L. Smith Burrard + Helmcken 715.13
W. H. Kendall, crushed rock 1893.82
E.C. Britton, 13, 14, 15 Avs. 208.16
Gibbons + Meyers, Hastings St. 1260.00
Thos. Veitch, Delivering Crushed rock 845.44
G. F. Rounsfell, 7th Av. 2250.00
Chas Kendricks Painting Pest House 122.40
Oldfield + Cook 1697.45
H. B. Connacher, Dufferin Street 495.00
Hobson Bros, Comox Street 625.00
W. Jones, Westminster Av. 186.00
J. Leatherdale, Float 1023.40
Vancouver Book Binding Co. Supplies 5.25
Evans, Coleman + Evans, Pipes 1500.00
Hobson Bros, Pender St. 57.00
D. H. Morgan, 8th Av. 103.92
do Prior St. 362.78
do Manitoba St. 143.36
H. Lomas et al, Labor 901.00
sgd H. P. McCraney, Chairman
[volume 5 page 139]

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Scoullar
Seconded by Franklin
That a By-Law be introduced to amend By-Law No 142.
Carried
The By-Law was introduced to and read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by ” McGuigan
That the Rules be suspended and the By-Law read a 2nd time.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Collins
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.
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by ” McGuigan
That the By-Law be amended providing for the creation of Verandahs or Porches of incombustible material for public resorts.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by ” Collins
That John S. Anderson be notified that unless work be commenced on the foundation at the corner of Pender and Seymour Streets

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inside of one week that he immediately replace the sidewalks in their proper places.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by ” Franklin
That Notice be given to the proprietor of all that piece of land lying between the present termination of Westminster Avenue and Burrard Inlet 90 feet in width will be expropriated for use of the City for the purposes of a street and that the proprietors be requested to appoint an Arbitrator to meet an Arbitrator to be appointed by the City to decide on the value to be paid for the land.
In default of the owners appointing an arbitrator the City proceed to expropriate without delay under the provisions relating to expropriating.
Carried.
Notice of Motion
Alderman Collins gave notice that he would at next regular meeting of the Council introduce a By-Law to amend the Market By-Law.

The Council then adjourned to meet on Wednesday Sept 7th at 10 a.m.

F. Cope
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver & North Vancouver co-operate to build a road along Capilano water works pipeline – August 29, 1892

The sum of $10,000 was placed in the School Board’s bank account. The City of Vancouver and the Municipality of North Vancouver will cooperate in building a road beside the Capilano Creek pipeline. The Finance Committee recommended W. B. Fisher be paid $60.00 for clerical work.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous

original handwritten minutes
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 129 – 133

[Volume 5, page 129]

Vancouver August 29th 1892.

The Council met on Monday August 29th 1892.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills + Gavin.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:-

From C. Cawker rendering an account for street sprinkler.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Marvin Swartz in reference to the sale of the Northern Pacific Railway Bonus Bonds.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the Secretary of the School Board asking for a grant of $10,000
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the sum of $10,000 be placed to the credit of the School Board in the Bank of Montreal.
Carried

From C. J. Mayne in reference to a box drain on Princess Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Wm. Farrell stating that he was willing to clear his lots if the City would clear the streets and lanes.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From James Mather etal asking for a street light on the corner of Richards + Smythe Streets.
Referred to the F. W + L. Committee

From Mrs. E. Davie asking for compensation for the destruction of goods.
Referred to the Health Committee.

From A. M. Beattie asking permission to erect a shed on the Market Grounds.
Referred to the Police Committee with power to act.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.
Filed

From J. W. Horne in reference to the erection of the City Hall.
Referred to the Finance Committee

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The following Reports were received and read:-

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Friday August 26th at 2 p. m.
Present Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1 That J. T. Abray of the Cosmopolitan Hotel be informed that the Sewer he complains of will be repaired.

2 That the City Engineer and the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an agreement conjointly which will be satisfactory to the Corporation of Vancouver and the Municipality of North Vancouver regarding the construction of the road along the pipe line on Capilano Creek.

3 That the owners of Lots 11. 12. 13. 14 + 15 in Block 55 264 A be notified to cut down the standing trees on said lots as soon as possible.

4 That 7th Av in front to the Alexandra Hospital be repaired by day work at that and that the chain gang open up a road way at the back of the building.

5 That McQuarrie + co’s deposit on the Sewer contract be returned to him.

6 That Thos. Stephenson be granted the feed for his horse until further notice.

7 That the City Solicitor be requested to prepare an amendment to the street By-Law and the Fire Limit By-Law, the amendment to provide for not more than two feet projections clear of the cornice and the cornice not to project more than six inches beyond that, the construction of the projections, oriel windows etc to be of stone, brick or iron and will only be allowed from the first floor up; and further that the City Solicitor be requested to have the necessary amending clause

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drawn up for Monday evenings Council meeting.

8 That the owners of the property at the south east corner of Pender + Seymour Streets be notified to replace the sidewalk hasten up at the time the excavations were be carried out. [sic]

9 That the following accounts be paid:-
McLean Bros. 13th Av. $47.34
H. Lomas etal. Labor 1069.40
sgd H. P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

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| F. W + L. Committee.

| The F. W + L. Committee met on Wednesday August 31st 1892.

| Moved by Alderman Franklin, Scoullar, McGuigan and Mills.
| It was recommended:-
| 1 That the following accounts be paid:-
| W. Hooper etal Labor $344.34
| B. C. Iron Works Supplies 222.81

| 2 That the services of J. J. Nickson, the Superintendent of the Water Works be dispensed as the City Engineer is of the opinion that there is no | longer any necessity for the office, and that said J. J. Nickson be paid one moth’s salary in lieu of one moth’s notice.

| 3 That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be granted $35.00 to pay his travelling expenses to Portland to attend a meeting of the Chiefs of the different fire departments on September 6. 7. 8 + 9.

| 4 That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be authorized to purchase a set of wheels and axles for the new hose wagon.

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| That C. Spice be transferred from the position of driver to hoseman and that A. Calkins take his place as driver as recommended by the Chief.

| sgd
| J. L. Franklin
| Chairman
| Seconded by “ Scoullar
| Th

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F. W. + L. Committee

The F. W. + L. Committee met on Wednesday August 24th 1892.
Present the full board
It was recommended:-
1 That the Electric Light Company be notified that the electric Lights ordered last year must be placed.

2 That the City Engineer be instructed to examine the water meter used by the C. P. R. Co to ascertain if it is correct.

3 That R. Abbott be informed that the Committee will consider the revision of the water rates at an early date.

4 That R. K. Winters be allowed to connect with the water pipe on Howe Street at his own expense.

5 That A. G. Evans be offered $25.00 for his tools used in the City service, the City retaining the tools.

6 That the following labor account be paid:-
W. Hooper etal $284.55

7 That the tender of J. W. McFarland be accepted for supplying 3/8 in lead pipe @ $4.95 per 100 lbs.

8 That the steel pipe now at the Albion Iron Works Victoria be sold to Thos Dunn + co

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at 2 3/8 cts per lb at Victoria
sgd. J. L. Franklin
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Monday August 29th 1892.
Present His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Anderson, Collins + Mills.
The following account was recommended for payment:-
W. B. Fisher Clerical Work $60.00
sgd R. A. Anderson
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Notice of Motion

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce an Amendment to the Street By-Law and the Fire By-Law.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk