Mass firing averted; referred to next Council – January 2, 1894

The Health Officer reported two cases of diptheria in December 1893. Council overturns its former decision to allow Oppenheimer Brothers to construct a railway siding to their premises. By-law established to elect an Alderman for Ward No 2 and two School Trustees to fill the vacancies caused by the resignations received at the last meeting.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 652 – 656

[volume 5 page 652]
Vancouver BC January 2nd 1894

The Council met on Tuesday 2nd January 1894.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Cargill Hobson Salsbury Towler Brown McCraney Collins Franklin & Hackett

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted

Communications

From Dr Thomas. Medical Health Officer reporting that there were two cases of diptheria during the month of December. Filed

From Chas E. Hope, complaining about the sewer connection with some cottages at the corner of Georgia and Hamilton Streets owned by Francis Crosbie.
Referred to Board of Works

From J.W. McFarland, offering to accept $90.00 in connection with J. J. Nickson’s claim against Sewers.
Referred to Board of Works.

From W. Webster, asking if any decision had been given in the case of Vancouver vs. C. P. R. re title to the water front of the City of Vancouver.
Referred to City Solicitor.

From Chas Duncan of Duncan & Hamilton asking to be given six months’ auctioneer’s license for $50.00.
Referred to Finance Committee

The following reports were received and read

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on December 28th 1893.
Present Alderman McCraney, Brown Franklin Hackett and Salsbury.

[volume 5 page 653]

It was recommended:-
That the matter of the amount and nature of the Bond of J. M. Hollands be submitted to the City Solicitor for his decision.

That the former resolution giving Messrs Oppenheimer Bros permission to construct a siding on Columbia Avenue across Powell St and alongside their premises be and is hereby rescinded.

That Mr. D. McGillivray be paid the sum of $750.00 instead of the sum of $516.30 already offered as a final settlement in full of all demands of whatsoever nature for extra haulage in connection with his street paving contract.

That tenders be called up till 3 pm on Thursday 18th January 1894 for the following new work
Clearing in Sub: 182

That tenders be called up till 3 pm on Thursday the 25th January 1894 for the following new work
Bituminous Rock Paving
a) Granville St between Robson & Hastings Streets
b) Hastings St “ Carrall & Cambie Sts
c) Basement drain on Granville St.

That the following accounts be recommended for payment
S.T. Tilley & Son Stationery $4.65
H. Lomas et al Pay Roll 119.60

Signed J.P McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded “ Salsbury
That the report be adopted. Carried.

[volume 5 page 654]
Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 29th 1893
Present Alderman Cargill Anderson Collins Hobson & Brown

It was recommended:-

That the following accounts be recommended for payment
The World P & P. Co Supplies $70.39
S.T. Tilley & Son “ 10.50
Shelton & Co Ballot Boxes 31.50
Hammersley & Hamilton Disbursements 132.21
The B.C. Gazette Gazetting Bylaws 238.75
Signed W. Cargill

Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded “ Brown
That the report be adopted. Carried

Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Friday December 29th 1893
Present Alderman Collins, Cargill Towler & Hobson

It was recommended:-
That one half the total amount of the note amounting to $90.00 be paid to D. Brydone-Jack when the note is paid in full settlement of his claim.

That tenders be called for drugs for so much a month or by items for the Health Department for the year 1894.

That Miss O’Brien be placed on the Hospital staff in place of Miss Bean.

That the following accounts be recommended for payment
G.I. Wilson Supplies $3.10

[volume 5 page 655]

C.S. Philp Supplies $22.47
The B.C.D.T. & D. Co Message to Small pox hospital .50
William Ralph Supplies 1.70
Leatherdale & Co Hack hire 10.00
William Ralph Supplies 11.55
Crowder & Penzer “ 140.41
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 64.67
R.A. Baynes Cordwood 110.00
James Ruth Supplies 1.40
F.W. Hart Burial 10.00
David Rush 12 dys at Isolation Hospital 24.00
Signed Henry Collins
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded “ Towler
That the report be adopted
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded “ Brown
That Alderman Collins’ resignation be accepted. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Hobson
That a By Law to provide for the election of an Alderman to fill the vacancy in Ward No 2, caused by the resignation of Alderman Collins and two School Trustees vice Messrs Brown & Collins resignation be read a first time. Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded “ Towler
That the Water Works Pay Roll, amounting to $371.10 be paid. Carried

[volume 5 page 656]

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded “ Towler
That the Council give notice to every City Official working at the City Hall and every City Employee, who is getting Two dollars & fifty cents per day and upwards that their services are not required after thirty days from this date and that the Mayor name a Committee of five, one from each Ward, said committee to have power to call for applications and to arrange a salary for each position to be filled for the year 1894.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That this question be brought to the notice of the new Council and Water Commisioners with a recommendation to them to investigate the Officers and salaries attached thereto with a view to re-adjustment. Carried

Consideration of Bylaws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded “ Brown
That the rules be suspended and the Bylaw re election of an Alderman for Ward 1 and two School Trustees be read a second time. Carried.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration with Alderman Cargill in the chair.
The Bylaw was read over clause by clause and reported to Council complete

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded “ Franklin
That the rules be suspended and the Bylaw was read a third time.
The Council then adjourned

F. Cope
Mayor

Street loafers will be moved along – December 26, 1893

William Airey claimed compensation for injury while working at “the Narrows.” The condition of the Richmond Hotel is found to be within the fire bylaw. Street corner loafers will be moved along by the police. The Board of Works recommends to the next Council that the East End of the city be opened up for development. (more…)

Restaurant owners challenge hotel’s wooden building – December 18, 1893

Hotel owners want to know why the Richmond Hotel was allowed to build a wooden structure, after they had been denied permission.  Alderman Collins resigned from as Alderman for Ward Two.  He and Alderman Brown also resigned as School Trustees.  Doctors Brouse, Wilson and Dundas Herald will be added to the medical staff of the hospital. Council demands a return of arrears municipal taxes from 1886 through to the end of 1893.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 636 – 643

[volume 5 page 636]
Vancouver B.C.
18th December 1893

The Council met on Monday 18th December 1893. Present his Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Cargill, Hobson, Salsbury, Hackett, Towler, Franklin, Brown, McCraney, Collins. The minutes of the last and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From Joe Dixon Secretary of the Licensed Victuallers’ Association, enclosing copy of the following resolution passed by the Association.
Resolved that the Secretary be instructed to communicate with the City asking by whose authority the owner of the Richmond Hotel were allowed to build a wooden structure to said hotel, after having along with others been refused permission by the Council and violating the Fire by-law.
Referred to Board of Works.

From John McKenzie Agent of Dominion Lands asking if the City had a plan of the location of a house occupied by E. Longhorn and torn down.
Referred to Chief of Police

From Dr. Brydone Jack enclosing an itemized account on the late L. Cooper, who died in the City Hospital.
Referred to City Solicitor & Board of Health

From A. H. B. Macgowan Secretary of the School Board, notifying the Council of the resignation of Trustees Brown and Collins.
stet [in pencil] Referred to City Solicitor. Laid over.

From E. Machin, Secretary of the Free Library Board, stating that a resolution had been passed by the Board that the lease of premises occupied by the Libary be returned to the Council

[volume 5 page 637]

to be signed, despite the opinion of the City Solicitor to the contrary.
Laid over [in pencil] Referred to City Solicitor.

From Purdy + Williams asking leave to use the Park road.
Filed

From the Residents on Hastings Street between Carrall and Abbott Streets asking the Council to instruct the Contractor to finish the work at once and put the street in good order.
Referred to Board of Works.

From A. T. St. George stating that he would be present at the Council meeting and would like to address the Board re the tender for Street sweeping machine.
Laid over.

From E. Machin, Secretary of the Free Library Board, stating that the Board would be please to receive the geological specimens offered by the Council, provided they would supply the necessary show cases.
Referred to Members of the Council
who are on the Library Board with power to expend not more than $100.00

From Drs. Wilson and Dundas Herald making application to be placed on the medical staff of the City Hospital.
Laid over.

From F. C. Cotton asking the Council to give him deed of land exchanged for lots on which the Sugar Refinery is situated.
Referred to Finance Committee + City Solicitor.

From City Engineer Tracy in reply to the changes preferred against him by Alderman Franklin.
Laid over.

[volume 5 page 638]

From W. C. Weir on behalf of the Churches of Vancouver asking the City to push forward the proposed public works.
Referred to Board of Works.

The following reports were received and read.

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on 14th December 1893. Present Aldermen McCraney, Franklin, Salsbury and Brown.
It was recommended:-
That Mr. E. Cook’s claim for alleged detention at the Court house block be laid over.

That W. D. McGillivray’s claim for 9981 cubic yards of earth filled in on Water Street the material being taken from the Streets being paved be referred to the City Engineer to arrive at a valuation.

That permission be granted to E. Cook to construct a drain from Wm Brown’s house Hastings Street to discharge into box drain on south side of the street.

That the Street Inspector check over certain deposits and the settlement of accounts for work done on sidewalks and bricks for manhole of sewer at Court House building.

That Francis Hartley’s application for temporary walk for Beach Ave be built as far as his residence be laid over.

That J. W. McNeil’s communication asking that work be let to give employment to those out of work be laid over.

That E. A. Marshall et al application for the 7th Av. sidewalk west of Westminster Ave be extended about one block be laid over until the beginning of next year.

[volume 5 page 639]

That J. C. Vermilyea’s complaint about the lane at the back of his brick block on Granville Street it being in a bad condition be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

That R. Barker’s complaint about the state of the streets on Westminster Ave. and Princess Street be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay the City’s portion of the fees amounting to $2250 re arbitration on expropriation of part of lot 12 Block 11 – 541.

That the tender of Thos Dunn + Co for the Barnard Castle street sweeping machine at $33500 be recommended for acceptance.

That the City Engineer be instructed to have a survey made of the land proposed to be cleared in the East End.

That the following accounts be recommended for payment
J. Johnson Grading lane in Bl 119. 264th $20.00
Balkwell + Co. Robson St final 11.90
Gibbons + Borland Grading Ash St re final 22.69
Thos Veitch Hauling rock 15.50
H. Lomas et al Weekly payroll 179.10

Signed H. P. McCraney
Chairman

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

[volume 5 page 640]

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Friday December 15th 1893.
Present Aldermen Collins, Cargill, Anderson & Towler
It was recommended
That Dr J. E. Brouse be referred to the Medical Staff with a request that they add him to their number.

That permission be given to Frank Humphreys day porter to be allowed two weeks leave of absence.

That Dr. Thomas Medical Health Officer report of cases of infectious or contagious diseases during November be filed.

That Miss McFee’s monthly report be filed.

That Miss Bean’s salary be the date of her leaving the Hospital.

That the following accounts be recommended for payment
Coroner Pettendrigh Inquest on Thos Randle $15.60
L. T. Tilley + Son Supplies 4.00
C. F. Foreman “ 85.17
“ “ 12.51
“ “ 3.05
“ “ 10.21
A. Cecil Green Digging Graves .75
J. D. Herrett + Co Supplies 61.56
J. Blake “ 19.50
Atkins + Atkins “ .80
“ “ 46.81
“ “ 2.25
McLennan + McFeely “ 3.45
Wm Thurston + Sons “ 15.00
Texas Lake Ice Co. “ 1.50
Dr. A. H. Thomas “ 10.00
C. P. R. Co Pieces of Rail etc. 50.00
W. G. Warren Supplies 38.00
H. D. Fraser Repairs to Hospital 148.91

[volume 5 page 641]

C. L. Philp Supplies 7.95
Champion + White Scavengering 7.00
“ “ “ 5.75
City of Victoria Cost of keeping lepers 31.92
The Hudson’s Bay Co Supplies 6.80
W. A. McIntosh + Co “ 56.35
Dr. J. A. Mills Medical examination of
W. F. Black 5.00
Wellington Coal yard Supplies 6.88
Weeks + Robson “ 19.50
Crowder + Pender “ 9.43
“ “ 20.88
signed H. Collins
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Brown
That the names of Drs Wilson and Dundas Herald be added to that of Dr. Brouse in Clause 1 and the report was then adopted.
The report was then adopted [sic]
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 15th 1893.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Cargill Hobson Collins + Brown.
It was recommended:-
That the salaries and accounts of School Board be paid to the end of the year.

That the following accounts be recommended for payment
Crowder + Penzer Supplies $42.08
Tye + Co “ 1.00
News Advertiser “ 23.25
“ “ 7.60
“ “ 3.85
Marshall + McCrae “ 6.00
Signed R. A. Anderson
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Towler
That the report be adopted.
Carried

[volume 5 page 642]

Introduction of Bylaws

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ McCraney
That a bylaw to rescind the by law imposing a tax on Fire insurance Companies to be read a first time.
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded “ Franklin
That at the next regular meeting of the Council a return be furnished showing the annual arrears of Municipal of Municipal taxes for the year 1886 to 1893 both inclusive.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Cargill
That the Mayor and City Clerk be and are hereby empowered to sign and complete the lease of the premises in the Y. M. C. A. building by the Free Library.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded “ Towler
That the Vanc Electric Railway + Light Co’s account amounting to $1478.05 be paid.
Carried.

[volume 5 page 643]

Notice of Motion

Alderman Towler gave notice at the next regular meeting of the Council he would move that an investigation by a Judge be held concerning certain charges made on the 11th inst against the City Engineer and his department by Alderman Franklin.

Alderman Collins tendered his resignation as Alderman for Ward Two, which was laid on the table for a week.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Water Commissioners and Civic Election by-laws complete – December 14, 1893

A special meeting to finalize the Water Commissioners’ By-Law and the Civic Election By-Law.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 635 only

[volume 5 page 635]
Vancouver B. C.
14th December 1893

A special meeting of the Council was held on Thursday evening at 8 o’clock 14th December 1893 for the purpose of considering the Water Commissioners’ and Civic Election By-laws.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Franklin, Brown and Hobson.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Water Commissioners’ Bylaw be read a second time.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration with Alderman Salsbury in the chair.

The By-law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council complete with a few amendments.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Bylaw be read a third time.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Collins
That the Civic Election Bylaw be read a second time.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration with Alderman Salsbury in the chair.
The Bylaw was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.
The Bylaw was read a third time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Franklin.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Militia Department Allows Reservoir in Stanley Park – November 27, 1893

Militia Department Allows Reservoir in Stanley Park – November 27, 1893

Communication received from the Militia Department giving permission to construct a Reservoir in Stanley Park. Although D.V. MacDonald had been selected as the contractor to build the Reservoir at a meeting of the Fire Water and Light Committee on November 24, both MacDonald and George W. Fuller withdrew their tenders for work on the reservoir. The matter was referred back to the Committee. The Chief of Police was instructed to take steps to prevent the sale of cigarettes to boys. Mr. Oppenheimer was notified that the wandering cows he complained of were wandering mostly outside the limits of the City Pound’s authority.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo CVA Ci Dept P8
[1st Dam on Capilano, 1890]

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COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 606-614

[Volume 5, Page 606]

Vancouver November 27th 1893

The Council met on Monday November 27th 1893.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From D.V. McDonald & Co. stating that they could not accept part contract on the Reservoir on which they had tendered and would not be willing to accept part of the work, as on the pipes they would lose money.
Referred to Fire, Water & Light Committee.

From R.M. Fripp, stating that some heavy stones had been dumped into the lane behind lots 11 and 12, block 24, sub-div 541, against the foundation walls recently built by Dr. Powell {on Richards Street}, that one pier had been knocked off its base and the walls run the risk of further injury and asking to have the boulders removed and damage made good. Referred to the Board of Works.

From William McGirr, applying for the position of Superintendent of Construction on the Water Works reservoir. Referred to Fire, Water and Light Committee.

From G.W. Hobson, Secretary of the Board of Fire Underwriters, stating that a copy of the proposal of the Council had been sent to each Insurance Company. Filed.

From Oppenheimer Brothers asking permission to lay a Railway siding through the lane alongside the Commercial Block to their warehouse. Referred to the Board of Works.

[Volume 5, page 607]

From George W. Fuller, withdrawing his tender for concrete work on the reservoir. Referred to the Fire, Water & Light Committee.

The following reports were received and read:

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday November 24th 1893.
Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill and Brown.

It was recommended:
That the following accounts be paid:
H.M. Henderson Clerical Work $60.00
William Ralph Supplies $12.65
News Advertiser Supplies $4.00
W.D. Burdis Address $5.00

That the City Clerk be instructed to write the Board of Underwriters making a proposition without prejudice with a view of settling the amount of License fees, the Insurance Companies should pay.

That William Sutherland, Poll Tax Collector be instructed to collect the amounts due from the parties owning lots in the district cleared as per agreement with the City.

Signed R.A. Anderson, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brown; Seconded by Alderman Hackett
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on November 22nd 1893.
Present: Alderman McCraney in the Chair, and Aldermen Brown, Franklin, Hackett and Salsbury

It was recommended that:
In answer to William Browning’s letter that the City’s portion of the fees amounting to $22.50 be recommended for payment; and that W.J.M. Browning be informed that in reference….

[Volume 5, page 608]

….to the frontage assessment it is not in the power of the Board of Works to make a change as the rate and proportion for assessment was fixed by the Court of Revision held on 5th July 1892.

That a communication from E. Shurgold, asking that a stump and logs apposite his house on Sixth Avenue removed was referred to Alderman Brown to examine and report.

That Mrs. A. Creery asking for a temporary sidewalk along Beach Avenue as far as her house also from the Street Inspector reporting on the cost of same be laid over for want of funds.

That Mrs. Emma Gold’s application asking permission to be allowed to build an addition to the Albion Hotel, Water Street be referred to the Fire Inspector.

That I. Stevens, asking that a sidewalk be extended on Comox Street past his premises be laid over.

That A. Fraser, asking that a stump on Lot 24 Block 109 – 264a, cut down be referred to the Street Inspector.

Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved in amendment by Alderman McCraney. Seconded by Alderman Collins that the last clause in the Report re Mr. Brownings proposition for assessment be referred back to the Board of Works the balance of the report was then adopted.

Moved by Alderman Towler; Seconded by Alderman Franklin.
That the report as amended be adopted. Carried.

[Volume 5, page 609]

Police Committee
The Police Committee met on Tuesday November 21 1893
Present: Alderman Towler, Hackett, Hobson and Salsbury

It was recommended that:
Gillespie’s account for interpreting been filed.

Gillespie and Kenneth Mackenzie applying for positions on the Police Force be filed.

The Chief of Police was instructed to take action to prevent the sale of cigarettes to boys.

Mr. Oppenheimer be notified that the greater portion of the district where cows were wandering about at night is outside the pound limits, but that the pound keeper will be instructed to prevent any further nuisance as far as his powers extend.

The Pound Keeper be notified to fulfil more strictly the duties he has been appointed to perform or send in his resignation.

The following accounts be paid:
William Anderson Moiety $12.50
J.P. Blake Supplies $12.70
C.F. Forman Supplies $27.00
C.S. Philp Supplies $13.58
W.A. McIntosh & Co Supplies $19.10
Robert Clark Supplies $1.00
L.T. Tilley & Son Supplies $1.00
G.L. Allan Supplies $1.25
John McLaren Fares $10.75
William Murphy Uniforms $385.50

Signed W. Towler, Chairman. Moved by Alderman Towler; seconded by Alderman Cargill
That the report be adopted. Carried

[Volume 5, page 610]

Fire Water & Light Committee
The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday, November 22nd 1893
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Hackett, Cargill and Towler.

It was recommended:
That the following accounts were recommended for payment:
Creamer & Langley Supplies $.46
B.F. Heney Supplies $8.00
Godfrey & Co. Supplies $2.14
Municipality of No: Vancouver Expenses $19.00
Russell Leonard Supplies $27.00
W.G. Warren Supplies $6.75
Dom. Express Co Freight $3.65
Isaac G. Johnstone Blacksmithing $4.00
B.C. Iron Works Supplies $50.98
News Advertiser Supplies $32.50
F. Allen Supplies $2.50
Keefer & Godden Scow hire $65.00
B.J. Heney Supplies $9.75
W.G. Warren Supplies $11.91
Vancouver Electric Rail & Light Co $1.02
Keefer & Godden Scow hire $26.00
Hooper et al Labor $345.50

That the City Clerk be authorized to order another suction hose for the fire engine same to be ordered by telegram through the Gutta Percha & Rubber Company of Toronto.

That Joseph Harbin et al applying for City Water be informed that they will be required to make their application through the Water Works Office.

That the Water Works Clerk be referred to Bylaws for guidance in reference to A.J. Whitaker’s complaint.

That the communication from the Clerk of North Vancouver regarding the road up to Capilano Creek be laid over till next meeting.

[Volume 5, page 611]

That William Morrison’s communication containing proposals for testing the Narrows be filed.

That the communication from the Militia Department giving permission to construct a Reservoir in Stanley Park be acknowledged and filed.

That the tenders for the construction of the reservoir in Stanley Park were opened and consideration deferred until Friday at 4pm to be considered at a special meeting.

Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman

The adjourned meeting of the F.W. & L. Committee was held on Friday November 24th 1893.
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Hackett & Salsbury

It was recommended:
That the following tenders for a reservoir in Stanley Park were laid before the committee for consideration.

Louis Donafico Slashing $1720.70

Jonathan A. Flett Bulk $38,745.00

D. McGillivray Slashing $1908.00 Excavating $11,940.00
Concrete $15,400.00 Valves, pipes & pipe laying $8756.95 Total $38,006.00

D.V. McDonald & Co. Slashing $1767.76 Excavating $11,406.45
Concrete $16,555.38
Valves, pipes & pipe laying $3906.72 Total $33,636.34

Purdy & Williams Slashing $1831.50 Excavating $10,490.00
Concrete $8662.50

George W. Fuller Concrete $9950.00

Tierney & Larson Slashing $2517.00 Excavating $11,221.00

D.F. McLellan Slashing $2475.00

Boyd & Clandening Slashing $2250.0 Excavating $12,304.00
Concrete $11,350 Total $34,854.00

Albion Iron Works Co Pipe valves $6214.80

[Volume 5, page 612]

That it was recommended that the contract for clearing and grubbing be awarded to D.V. McDonald & Co for $1767.76 and pipes, pipe laying and valves for $3906.72.

That Purdy & Williams be awarded the Contract for excavation at $10,490.00 and concrete at $8662.50.

Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman

The F.W.&L. Committee met again on Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Hackett and Cargill

The object of the meeting was to consider the relaying of the part of the submerged main broken on September 18th.

It was recommended:
That as the Engineer reported it had been drawn out and the two parts joined together. Also the special castings put on and was drawn 30 feet towards its permanent, also that he declined to take the responsibility of drawing it into position unless he had more efficient superintendence (sic) under his direction. After considerable discussion it was resolved to engage W.H. Armstrong to superintend at a salary of $20.00 per day, to commence at once.

Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman
Moved in amendment by Alderman Anderson. Seconded by Alderman Towler that the matter in reference to the Reservoir be referred back to be reconsidered at the Committee meeting on Wednesday and the balance of the report was then adopted.
Moved by Alderman Franklin; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury.
That the report as amended be adopted. Carried.

[Volume 5, page 613]

Inquiries –
Alderman Towler asked if the City Engineer could state the position of the Reservoir as compared with the highest part of Mount Pleasant.
In reply the City Engineer stated that as far as he could remember, the reservoir would be 100 feet above the Mount Pleasant Fire Hall or a similar height above the highest point in the West End at the corner of Bute Street. The Reservoir was about 245 feet above the extreme high-water mark.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Towler; Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That a by-Law be introduced and read a first time to amend the Market by-law. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Towler; Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the by-law be published twice in the press. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Towler; Seconded by Alderman Brown
That a by-law be introduced and read a first time to change the divisions of the Wards. Carried

Moved by Alderman Towler; Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the by-law be published twice in the press. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the weekly pay roll of the Board of Works amounting to $271.95 be paid. Carried.

[Volume 5, page 614]

Moved by Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the sum of $25,000 for clearing of land in Wards 3, 4 and 5 be placed to the credit of the Board of Works by Finance Committee said sum to be charged to the land and collected as taxes. Carried.

Notice of Motions

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would move that the City Engineer be notified that his services will terminate 30 days from that date and ask for applications to fill the Engineer’s position at a salary of $150.00 per month.

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that at next meeting he would move that steps be taken to place the City Water Works under the control and supervision of three Commissioners on and from January 1st 1894, or so soon thereafter as it may be found practicable to secure their appointment and install them in their office with full power to act.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor


Note
Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the writer and from The Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; Water Commissioners column, November 28, 1893, pg 3.