Arcade Building plans sent back – June 18, 1894

Arcade Building plans sent back – June 18, 1894

C.O. Wickenden, Architect submitted plans & specifications for Arcade building to be erected at the corner of Hastings & Cambie Streets. The were referred back to the Architect to comply with the provisions of the Fire Limit By-Law. Meanwhile, the contractor for the Arcade, W.A. Mace, was granted permission to block part of the street and sidewalk during construction on the usual terms, providing he furnishes the usual deposit or bond.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 118-133

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives
CVA677-530, Dupont Street, 1906

[Volume 6 page 118]

Vancouver June 18th 1894

The Council met on Monday June 18th 1894.

Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Franklin, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From F. Schofield asking for 9 ballot boxes for the Richmond Elections

Request granted on motion of Ald Wm Brown seconded by Alderman CL. Brown.

From J.M. Bowell, President of the Vancouver Cycling Club asking the Council to proclaim the 19th day of July a public holiday on which day a number of Bicycle races will be given and the proceeds given to the Fraser River sufferers.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Shaw
That his request be granted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Ald Wm Brown
That it be not granted.
Amendment lost motion carried.

From Geo Bartley, Secretary of the Celebration Committee asking for an additional grant for 1st of July Celebrations

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Bethune
That $250.00 more be granted them.

[Volume 6 page 119]

Moved in amendment by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That $500.00 more be granted to them.
Amendment lost. Motion Carried.

From W.H. Kendall and A.E.E. Clark on the subject of the delivery of the rock crusher.
Referred to the City Engineer and City Solicitor

From J. Errington etal asking for repairs to Lansdowne Street
Referred to the Board of Works

From J.A. Coldwell asking for water connection with his premises at Stanley Park Bridge.
Referred to the Water Committee.

From H. Abbott and certain citizens requesting the Council to instruct the City Solicitor to watch the case of the CPR Co vs Robb.
Request granted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Alderman Shaw.

From D. Robson, Secretary of the Relief Committee New Westminster asking the Council to pass a resolution and forward the same to the Dominion Government in the form of a petition pray that they undertake a thorough dyking system for the Province.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Shaw.
That the communication be handed to the City Solicitor with instructions to prepare the desired petition so that it can be signed and forwarded at once. Carried.

[Volume 6 page 120]

From J. Dixon, Secretary of the Licensed Victuallers Association asking for the reduction of Hotel Saloon, Billiard & Pool Licenses

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That he be informed that as the Estimates for the year were based on the present ratio it will be impossible to grant his request.
Carried

From R.D. Pitt asking the Council to buy the two lots adjoining the City Hall.
Filed

From A.F. Griffiths etal asking for a sewer in Blocks 8 & 22 D.L. 185.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Doering and Marstrand asking for the widening of the bridge on 7th Av.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From H.P. Shaw asking to have his name struck off the Investigating Committee.
Communication withdrawn.

From the City Engineer stating that he could get along with the balance of his staff in the event of Mr. Lawson’s dismissal but he might require temporary help occasionally. Laid over.

[Volume 6 page 121]

The following Reports were received and read

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 13th 1894. Present the full board.

Communications

From the Board of Works asking the Committee to print a number of copies of the Fire Limit By-Law.
Laid over.

From the Wellington Coal Yards offering 30 tons of coal for $5.00 a ton delivered.
Resolved
That the Coal be purchased if found suitable

From McPhillips & Williams stating that they would hold the City liable for the payment of the full half year’s interest on the Local Improvement Bonds recently purchased by the Yorkshire Guarantee Co.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From J.M. Bowell asking the Council to proclaim the 19th of July a Public Holiday for holding bicycle races.
Referred to the Council

From C. Sweeny asking the Council to pay a note for $10,000 which falls due on the 17th next.
Resolved.

That $500.00 be appropriated for holding any investigation into the charges against the City engineer

Mrs Whyte interviewed the Committee regarding the leasing of the race course asking that the term be one year instead of nine

[Volume 6 page 122]

months. Her request was granted she agreeing to put the track and fences in good repair and have them in good repair at the expiration of her lease.
The Committee promised to put a roof on the grand stand.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Rees & Hogan. Refund overpaid taxes $129.60
Diplock & Co. Supplies 42.15
T.O. Townley. Registration fees 2.50
City Printing Words. Supplies. 80.50
News.Advertiser Ads 4.90
Telephone Co Rents 36.10

Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Clause providing for a grant of $500.00 for the Engineer’s Investigation be stuck out.
Amendment lost. Motion Carried.

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday June 12th 1894.
Present the full board.

The following accounts were recommended for payment
F.W. Hart Supplies $21.25
Chas Nelson “ 5.60
Thos Dunn & Co “ 2.15
McIntosh & Co “ 22.20

[Volume 5 page 123]

Russell McDonald & Co. Supplies $15.00
Diplock & Co “ 5.00

Communications

From A. M. Beattie asking for a reconsideration of the amendments to the Market By-Law. Laid over.

From J. McGregor calling attention to the unfair way in which he was treated through amendments to the Market By-Law.
From J. Jones asking for a refund of fines collected from him by the Pound Keeper.
Referred to the City Solicitor

Resolved.
That the City Solicitor’s opinion be obtained on the following:-

  1. Can the City be held liable for the removal of butchers within a certain distance from the Market if a limit of 425 yards therefrom is established?
  2. Can J. McGregor or any other party hold the City liable for damages for leaving the Market Hall if the Council does not extend the limits?
  3. Has A.M. Beattie any claim against the City for taking off the limit?
  4. Can A.M. Beattie take in a partner and appoint a Market Clerk during his absence?

Resolved
That the Market Clerk be authorized to issue Badges to peddlars and collect fees for one week or more in advance as may suit said peddlars

sgd C.K. Brown
Chairman

The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman McPhaiden seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown

[Volume 6 page 124]

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Friday June 15th 1894
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Shaw & McCraney

The following accounts were recommended for payment
Welsh Bros Supplies $101.48
McDowell & Co. “29.25
Dunn & Co. “ 1.25
Thos Hobb “ 6.50
Kansas City Fire Dept Supply Co Supplies 43.05
Canadian Gen’l Elec Co “ 4.15
I Forbes. Shoeing 2.00
F. Filion Supplies 9.49
McLennan & McFeely “ 43.14
Dunn & Co “ 6.54
Pacific Metal Works “ 30.20
Wm Ralph “ 0.15
G.H. Bazley Shoeing 31.50
David Wilson Supplies 19.05
Crowder & Penzer “ 21.12
A.D. Hossack “ 1.20
News.Advertiser Ads 3.00
C.P.R. Co Freight etc 1.45
Dunn & Co Supplies .55
J. Carnahan “ 1.00
Van Elec Ry & L. Co Lights 1855.43

sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Salsbury Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden.

[Volume 6 page 125]

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday June 12th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden, C.L. Brown and Wm Brown.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Crowder & Penzer Supplies $10.50
Dunn & Co. “ 9.20
Dr. Bell-Irving Post Mortem etc. 14.00
Mrs S. McDonald Board 5.00
Creamer & Langley Supplies 108.97
City Printing Works “ 12.00
Weeks & Robson “ 13.75
W.H. DeBow “ 40.82
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 60.04
Champion & White Scavengering 5.25
Mellish & Gray supplies 26.25
C. Nelson Supplies 26.25
Wm Ralph “ 1.00
Diplock & Co “ 7.00
McIntosh & Co “ 62.76
Texas Lakes Ice Co “ 3.00
Henry Collins “ 13.50
F. Filion “ 14.78
C.P.R. Co “ 6.00
Crowder & Penzer “ 28.08

Communications

From the Clerk of Richmond enclosing a certificate from Johnson Gibbons stating that there was no infectious disease among cattle on Lulu & Sea Islands

Resolved.
That the Communication be acknowledged

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and the hope expressed that the municipality will soon have proper regulations to protect the public health also that a copy of Mr Gibbons letter be sent to the Provincial Government.

From Miss MacFee furnishing hospital report for the month of May Filed

From John Brenton asking that a spark arrester be placed on the top of the Crematory Chimney.

Resolved.
That the City Engineer be instructed to have the same supplied.

From John Brenton asking for certain amendments to the Health By-Law.
Referred to the City Solicitor to have the By-Law amended.

From Dr. Thomas submitting suggestions for controlling the Milk supply of the City. Laid over.

From Miss Macfie asking for an ash pit at the hospital.

Referred to the City Engineer to have one constructed.

From J.B. Blanchet Architect for St Pauls Hospital asking for permission to run a 4” drain to carry off the water from the foundation into the sewers.

Resolved.
That the Committee regrets that our By-Laws do not permit of his request being granted and further that he be informed that such permission has never been granted to anybody.

[Volume 6 page 127]

From Richard Hunt offering to do the work at the Crematory at the salary fixed. Filed.

From Mellish & Grey stating that henceforth they would supply the best wood to the City Hospital and Crematory. Filed.

From J.K. Holland asking to be allowed to connect a building on Dupont Street to the sewers with a 4” pipe. Filed.

The question of sending Mrs Hansel to Darcy Island to nurse the lepers and providing her with a house furniture etc was discussed and resolved that as we consider that the Dominion Government should support the lepers we cannot recommend that any steps should be taken by the Corporation on the suggestion of the Rev Mr McLaren and Mr. J.B. Ker.

sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday June 14th 1894
Present – the full Board.

Jonathan Miller appeared before the Board asking that Birch Street be opened up.
He was promised that the matter would be considered when work was started.

James Kerr asked the Board to have a stump removed from the lane in Block 36.200a.

[Volume 6 page 128]

Resolved that it be put on the list for the Chain gang to attend to.

D. Gibbons appeared before the Board in reference to his claim re 6th Av.
He was informed that it would be considered later

H. Miller asked that the lane in Block 60,196 be graded.
Referred to the Street Inspector for attention as soon as possible.

E. Cook applied for permission to use 1/3 of Street opposite Rogers’ building (Hastings Street)
Permission to pile building material on the pavement refused. Granted only for the width of the Sidewalk provided he conforms to all the usual conditions as to providing a temporary walk and deposit on bond.

Resolved that the contractor for the excavations for the concrete arcade building corner of Hastings and Cambie Streets be granted permission to dump the earth in the lane on Block 4, O.G.T. under the direction and supervision of the City Engineer or Street Inspector.

Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to see that the contractor for the foundation being put in at the corner of Seymour & Pender Streets has the derrick so placed that the guy ropes etc. will not be likely to cause any accident to pedestrians or vehicles passing by.

Correspondence

From C.O. Wickenden, Architect submitting plans & specifications for Arcade building to be erected Corner Hastings & Cambie Streets.

Resolved that the plans etc be referred back to the Architect to comply with the provisions of the Fire

[Volume 6 page 120]

Limit By-Law.

From W.A. Mace, Contractor for the Arcade building to be erected at the corner of Hastings and Cambie Streets asking permission for the use of 1/3 of the streets for piling building material.

Resolved that he be granted permission for the extent and width of the sidewalk only, on the usual terms and providing he furnishes the usual deposit or bond.

From E. Shurgold asking to be paid $5.00 for having removed a stump from the lane back of his premises and having graded about 265 feet.
Resolved that he be informed that if he burns up the material the amount asked for will be recommended for payment.

From J.C. Rounding, Sydney, Australia, stating that he a shipment of various kinds of Australian woods for block paving would be shipped by the S.S. Warrimor as a gift for trial by the City of Vancouver.
Resolved that Mr Roundings’ communication be acknowledged with thanks.

From W.H. Steves etal asking that the hole in front of Lots 6 & 7 Block 320, 526 be filled in. Laid over.

Petitions were received asking for the opening up of Cedar Street and also 6th Av West of Bridge St. Laid over for want of funds.

From J.P. Bell asking that trees on Princess Street east of Vernon Street which are in danger of falling on his house be cut down.
Referred to the Street Inspector for attention

From Mrs. A.E.E. Clark asking that the City Clerk

[Volume 6 page 130]

be instructed on her behalf to order from W.H. Baxter one set of new jaws for the rock crusher as she is not known to the firm, the cost of said jaws to be deducted from the first monies due to her.
Resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to order the set of Jaws without delay.

From J.R. Seymour, Druggist, stating the he finds it will be impossible for him to act as Bondsman for Mrs. A.E.E. Clark and asking to be allowed to withdraw his name.
Mr. Clerk stated to the Board that another surety satisfactory to the City Solicitor had been provided.

From Mrs. A.E.E. Clark stating that the platform being built for the reception of the plant for the crushing would be ready by Saturday the 16th next and asking that the late contractor Dr Kendall be notified to deliver over the various items which constituted the City’s plant with us as little delay as possible.
Referred to the City Engineer to instruct Dr. Kendall to deliver the plant where directed without delay.

From F. Cope and a number of others as to the location of a central stand for hacks etc.
Decision deferred. Permission granted for one week to allow the hacks etc to stand where they now are.

Resolved that the Street Inspector be granted the feed for his horse for the months of July, August and September next;

Resolved that the Finance Committee be

[Volume 6 page 131]

Requested to have copies of the Fire Limit By-Law printed for distribution among architects and others.

Tenders

Resolved that the tenders received for Burrard St sidewalk be not entertained and that new tenders be called for up to 3 P.M. on Thursday next the 21st wk

Resolved that the tender of J. Menzies for constructing a 6 ft sidewalk on 11th Av @ 4 1/2c per lineal foot and 2 1/2c per ft extra for grading be recommended for acceptance.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
D. McGillivray Cement paving $1957.50
Mackay Bros Lettering 3.50
J.W. Macfie Labor 12.00
News-Advertiser Ads 3.30
City Printing Works supplies 3.50
Evans, Coleman & Evans “ 6.20
Duplock & Co. “ 19.10
Thos Dunn & Co. “ 28.00
H. Lomas etal Labor 490.25

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “            C.L.B.

That the amendments to the Fire

[Volume 6 page 132]

Limit By-Law be read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune

That Fireman W.G. McDonald having completed 12 months in the City’s service is entitled to a raise of $5.00 per month to take effect from June 1st Carried.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney

That the Water Works pay roll for the week ending June 11 1894 amounting to $239.50 be passed. Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney

That His Worship be instructed to communicate with the Provincial and Dominion Government regarding the expense of providing a house and a proper party to look after the lepers on Darcy Island.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune

That the Polling day for the elections of Members for the Provincial Parliament for 1894 be and is hereby declared a public holiday. Carried.

[Volume 6 page 133]

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the amendmengts to the Fire By-Law be read a second time. Carried

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration. Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair. The By Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

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

The Council then adjourned

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Dupont Street sewer request under review – June 11, 1894

Dupont Street sewer request under review – June 11, 1894

From J.M. Holland asking to be allowed to {sewer} connect his building on Dupont Street {today’s East Pender Street} with a four-inch cast iron pipe. Referred to the Board of Health.   Three ladies were prominent this week in city undertakings:  Mrs. Margaret E. White to take over the management of the racetrack; she will be obliged to pay $125 per year and keep the track in good repair and the road leading to it. Mrs. AEE Clark had taken over the City contract to supply crushed rock. The contract had formerly been held by Dr. Kendall. Mrs. Hansel of Victoria had volunteered to nurse the lepers on D’arcy Island. Rev. E.D. McLaren and Mr. J. Balfour asked that the joint Councils of Vancouver and Victoria provide her with a house and furniture.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 109-117

Illustrations: City of Vancouver Archives
CVA677-539
Dupont Street, 1906

[Volume 6, Page 109]

Vancouver June 11th 1894

The Council met on Monday June 11th 1894.

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, William Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From J. Jones asking the Council to lessen the Pound fees on his cattle impounded. Referred to the Police Committee.

From F. Cope etal regarding the locating of hack stands on Abbott Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W.A. Mace asking for permission to use 1/3 of Hastings Street with building material for the proposed arcade building. Moved by Alderman McDowell; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden.

That permission be granted him temporarily to lift a portion of the sidewalk for excavating purposes pending consideration of his request by the Board of Works.
Carried

From E. Shergold submitting a claim for $5 for taking out a stump and grading the lane. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.M. Holland asking to be allowed …..

[Volume 6, page 110]

….to {sewer} connect his building on Dupont Street {today’s East Pender Street} with a four-inch cast iron pipe. Referred to the Board of Health.

From J.B. Blanchet asking permission to run a four-inch drain to carry off water from the foundation of the new {St. Paul’s} hospital. Referred to the Board of Health.

From W.S. Gore {Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works} acknowledging receipt of communication re Dead Man’s Island. Filed.

From James McGregor, Butcher re amendments to the Market By-Law. Referred to the Police Committee.

From R.H. McClinton, Clerk of Richmond, denying that there was any disease among cattle out on Lulu and Sea Islands. Referred to the Health Committee.

From F. Evans, Stenographer stating daily cost of taking evidence on the Engineer’s investigation. Referred to the Finance Committee to ascertain the total cost of the investigation and report.

From J.M. Bowell, President of the bicycling club asking that Thursday the 19th day of July be declared a Public Holiday for holding bicycle races, the proceeds to be devoted to the relief of the sufferers by the flood. Referred to the Finance Committee.

[Volume 6, page 111]

A deputation consisting of Rev. E.D. McLaren and Mr. J. Balfour be waited upon the Council with a view of inducing them to provide Mrs. Hensell/Hansel, who offered to nurse the lepers on D’Arcy Island [northeast of Victoria, BC], with a house and furniture.

{Mr. McLaren briefly, but in a touching strain, laid before the aldermen the sad plight of the lepers and the noble self-sacrifice of the self-forgetting woman who had made this heroic offer. He suggested that the expense might be borne conjointly by the Victoria and Vancouver Councils.}

The following Reports were received and read.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 8th 1894.

Present: the full board.

The following tenders were received for leasing the Race Course at Hastings Park:

From Mrs. Margaret E. Whyte, $125 per annum and put the property in repair and the track and road, leading thereto and keep the same in good condition.

From the BC Jockey Club undertaking to keep the track in order and hand over to the City all surplus funds after payment of expenses.

Resolved

That the track be leased to Mrs. Whyte up to April 1st 1895 on payment by her of $125 and repairs to be made to the track at her expense subject to the approval of the City Engineer.

Mr. S. Oppenheimer interviewed the Committee regarding a grant for 1st of July celebrations.

It was recommended that $1000 be granted to the 1st of July Celebration Committee subject to satisfactory arrangement being made with the Militia.

From the City Auditor submitting report for April. Filed.

[Volume 6, page 112]

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Crowder & Penzer Coats $28.00

C.P. Telegraph Co. Telegrams $3.37

City Printing Works Supplies $123.50

News. Advertisers Supplies $9.60

Ditto Bindery $20.00

Signed W.F. Salsbury,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden;
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury

That the report be adopted. Carried.

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday June 5th 1894.

Present – Aldermen William Brown, McPhaiden, Queen, Bethune and Shaw

The Foreman’s reports of work done to date were received and filed.

Communications

From Thomas Duke and H. Waldon asking for extension of water pipe on Hastings Street east of Vernon Street. Laid over.

From William Jones etal, asking for extension of water pipe on 15th Ave from Westminster Avenue [today’s Main Street] to Quebec Street. Laid over.

From Thomas Stephenson giving report on Park Roads. Filed.

Tenders for lead pipe and brass goods were received from the following: Charles Stinson, BC Iron Works, Creamer & Langley, J. Roberston Co Ltd, McLennan & McFeely and Jonathan Boyd Co. Laid over till next meeting.

[Volume 6, page 113]

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

BC Iron Works Col Supplies $165.52

Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $3.20

Creamer & Langley Supplies $67.93

Vancouver Electric Rly Supplies $6.32

Creamer & Langley Supplies $161.61

McLennan & McFiely Supplies $8.60

J. Filion Supplies $3.00

Welsh Bros Supplies $22.50

Market Hardware Store “ $2.20

Evans Coleman & Evans “ $9.14

Creamer & Langley $2.29

Fred Steete Express $1.25

Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $18.38

D. McGillivray Extension on Reservoir $2806.11

BCMT & T Company Supplies $1.00

E.H. Campbell & Co Supplies $1.75

Purdy & Williams Estimate on reservoir $2066.40

George Hourth & Sons Repairs $4.00

W. Hooper etal Labour $252.95

Signed William Brown, Chairman;

Moved by Alderman McDowell; Seconded by Alderman McCraney

That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on June 7th 1894.

Present – Alderman McCraney, Brown, Franklin and Shaw.

Communications

From J.J. Mulhall, President of the Texas Lake Ice Company asking permission to erect a wooden…

[Volume 6, page 114]

….building for the purpose of storing ice on a portion of the CPR right of way within the fire limits.

Resolved that this Board recommends that the application be granted on condition that permission is granted by the Fire Underwriters.

From Mrs. AEE Clark, contractor for the supply of crushed rock asking for the delivery at Lot 871, North Arm Burrard Inlet of the rock crusher motor, pipes, pulleys, belting, lumber, plant, machinery and attachments in connection therewith.

Resolved that WH Kendell be notified to deliver the plants referred to, to the above location as soon as possible and that the City Engineer on deliver made an examination of same and report.

From A. Prefontaine etal asking that stumps on Park Road be cleared away. Referred to the Street Inspector for report of probably cost.

From D.C. Craig etal, asking that the hill on Barnard Street [today’s Union Street] between Jackson and Hawks Avenues be cut down and graveled.

Resolved that they be notified that it is the intention of the Board to attend to this as soon as there are funds.

From E.O. Atkinson asking that the lane back of his premises on 5th Avenue be graded. Referred back for particulars of the location.

From J.L. Powell, asking that the sidewalk in front of his new store on Westminster Avenue

[Volume 6, page 115}

…be lowered to the established grade. Referred to the Street Inspector to lower the sidewalk sufficient to give him the accommodation required.

From the Street Inspector submitting a progress report:

Resolved

That the matter of wide tires and the notification of expressmen and hackmen in regard to not allowing their horses to stand on the paving be left in the Street Inspector’s hands for attention; also that he inquire into and report from the cost of new brushes for the street sweeper and front men on to do the following work by day labour:

– Dundas Street slashing within the City Limits

– Barnard Street, cutting down grade between Jackson & Hawks Avenues

– Westminster Road [Kingsway], fill in over culvert

– Hastings Street sidewalk in front of new club building.

That permission be granted to D. McGillivray, contractor for putting in the foundation at the corner of Pender and Seymour Streets to use 1/3 of the street opposite same, provided he puts up the usual deposit or furnishes the necessary bond.

That the time for the reception of tenders for the street ??? be extended to the 21st instant.

That tenders be called up to 3pm on Thursday the 14th instant for the following:

a) 11th Avenue – 6-foot sidewalk on the south side between Quebec and Ontario Streets

b) Burrard Street – 8-foot sidewalk on the east side from Georgia to Robson to connect with existing walk and then continue on from Smythe Street to Nelson Street and a crossing

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Moved in amendment by Alderman Shaw; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

That $500 more be granted to them.

Amendment lost; motion carried.

From W.H. Kendell and AEE Clark on the subject of the delivery of the rock crusher. Referred to the City Engineer and City Solicitors.

From J. Errington etal, aksing for repairs to Lansdowne Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.A. Coldwell, asking for water connection with his premises at Stanley Park Bridge. Referred to the Water Committee.

From H. Abbott and certain citizens requesting the Council to instruct the City Solicitor to watch the case of the CPR Company vs Robb. Request granted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Shaw.

From D. Robson, Secretary of the Relief Committee New Westminster, asking the Council to pass a resolution and forward the same to the Dominion Government in the form of a petition pray that they undertake a thorough dyking (sic) system for the Province.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Shaw.

That the communication be handed to the City Solicitor with instructions to prepare the desired petition so that it can be signed and forwarded at once. Carried.

[Volume 6, page 117]

Moved by Alderman McDowell; Seconded by Alderman Queen

That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman C.L. Brown gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move the following resolution:

“That in the case of any documents being referred to the City Solicitor from any department of this City for his inspection as to its lawful meaning or other respects that the City Solicitor of funding the same correct is hereby required to make said documents with the letters “OK” and his initial or his name in full.”

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a motion to make the Provincial Polling day a public holiday.

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the Fire Limits By-Law.

The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thomas Francis McGuigan
City Clerk

Note:
Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the writer and from The Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; The City Council column, June 12, 1894, pg 3.

More street railway tracks to be built on Granville Street – June 4, 1894

More street railway tracks to be built on Granville Street – June 4, 1894

D. McGillivray to lay another street railway track on Granville Street between Robson and Hastings. C.O. Wickenden complained of damage to his property by a city contractor during blasting. Seventeen straw mattresses were purchased for the jail. The grade on Sixth Avenue at Quebec Street needed to be changed so water would drain off.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 102-108

[Volume 6, Page 102]

Vancouver June 4th 1894

The Council met on Monday June 4th 1894.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, McDowell, Queen, McPhaiden, McCraney, Franklin, William Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From H. Cunningham, Engineering Record asking authority to insert an advertisement re Water supplies. Filed.

From George Barthy asking for a grant of $1500 for First of July Celebrations. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From T.O. Townley asking the City to supply the grants to the BCBGA towards the relief of the sufferers by the flood. {From Major Townley, stating that the BCBGA (British Columbia Brigade of Garrison Artillery) were willing to forego their $500 grant for Dominion Day so that the same may be applied to the relief fund for the Fraser River sufferers}. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Clerk of Richmond acknowledging the receipt of a communication re disease among cattle on Lulu & Sea Islands. Filed.

From C.D. Rand offering {on behalf of the Vancouver Improvement Co.} $400 for the north ends of lots 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8. Block 48, 181 {lots conveyed to the city for the extension of Powell street, but which were not used for that purpose}. Laid over for 1 week.

From D.C. Craig etal, asking that the hill on Barnard Street between Jackson and Hawks Avenues be cut down and graveled. Referred to the Board of Works.

From F. Evans giving roles for stenographic work for Engineer’s investigation. Laid over for 1 week.

[Volume 6, page 103]

From Jean Macfie {Lady Superintendent of the city hospital} asking a depository for ashes at the City Hospital. Referred to the Board of Health.

From Frank Dent, Secretary of the Pacific Squadron stating that the Admiral and Officers would come to Vancouver the First of July. Filed.

From Richard Hunt stating that he was willing to do the work at the crematory for the salary fixed. {protesting against the removal of the house at the crematory}. Referred to the Board of Health.
The following Reports were received and read.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 1st 1894.
Present: Alderman Salsbury, McPhaiden, William Brown and Bethune.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
R.A. Anderson on account as remuneration as Mayor $500
J.J. Cowderay Clerical work $12.50
N.M. Henderson Clerical work $60.00
News. Advertisers ads $11.20
The World “ “ $52.82

Resolved
That Note no. 2 be renewed and a new note signed for $10,000.
That $33.00 be provided for paying fireman or firemen’s insurance policies.

Resolved
That tenders be called for leasing the Race Course yearly for racing purposes such tenders to be in by next meeting of the Committee.

Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman

The Report was adopted on motion of …

[Volume 6, page 104]

…Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Queen.

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Wednesday May 30th 1894.
Present – Aldermen C.L. Brown, William Brown & McPhaiden

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
News. Advertisers ads Building Dept $1.00
William Murphy Uniforms $413.28
D.J. Campbell Supplies $14.62
F. Filion Supplies $38.02
D.J. McLean Supplies $3.25
McIntosh & Co Supplies $25.40
Cope & Young Supplies $18.00
G.W. Hutchins Repairs $1.00
John Bausman Drayage $.50
C.S. Philp Supplies $10.72

Communications

From F.W. Black applying for the position of Detective. Filed.

From John L. Carter enquiring when there would be a vacancy in the Police Force. Filed.

From A.M. Beattie asking for a reconsideration of the amendments to the Market By-Law. Laid over.

From E.H. Downing asking that he be allowed to run his plumbing business without a license until the end of the fiscal year.
Resolved
That he be informed that under the plumbing By-Law there is no power to grant his request.

Resolved
That 17 straw mattresses be purchased for the Jail, and Officer Grady provided…

[Volume 6, page 105}

…With a working suit at a cost not to exceed $15.00.

Signed C.L. Brown, Chairman Moved by Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on 31st May 1894.
Present: Aldermen McCraney, Brown and Queen.

Mr. O’Brien appeared before the Board stating that the Government had commenced work on its portion of Dundas Street and asking the Board to have the City’s portion graded.

Mr. O’Brien was informed that the matter would be taken up as soon as there are funds.

Correspondence

From Grunden & Robinson giving further particulars of their claim in connection with the lowering of the grade and sidewalk on Princess Street in 1890. Filed.

From O. Marstrand asking for sidewalk extension to his house Lot 2, Block 28. Laid over until there are funds.

From Wulfsohn & Bewicke re the fallen fence, at Mr. Debruck’s cottages corner Burrard & Alberni Streets. Order filed.

From P. McLean and others asking that 6th Avenue between Quebec and Bridge Streets be graded so as to drain off the water. Being attended to.

[Volume 6, page 106]

From C.O. Wickendon stating that the cement sidewalk around the Bank of Montreal has been cracked and damaged by blastings.

Resolved
That the Contractor for the basement drain on Granville Street be notified that he will be held responsible for any and all damage to cement walks caused by blasting or otherwise, and that a copy of Mr. Wickendon’s letter be sent to him.

Tenders
Resolved that tenders be called up to 3pm on Thursday the 14th June 1894 for an additional street sprinkler.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
IngSwan (owners of) Towage of crushed rock to False Creek $36.00
W.S. Cook Delivering crushed rock $481.70
Clough Express hire $9.00
Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co tickets $5.00
J. Dixon Basement drain $980.79
H. Lornas, etal Labour $390.90

Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman Moved by Alderman Queen Seconded by McDowell
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

The following tenders were received for repairing the chimney at the crematory:
Carter Brothers $95.00
C.E. McKenzie $203.60
John Menzies $115.00
The tender of Carter Brothers was accepted.

[Volume 6, page 107]

Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That another track be laid on Granville Street from Robson to Hastings and that D. McGillivray be awarded the contract for laying same on the same terms as that on Hastings Street. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman William Brown
That the Provincial Government be asked to deed that piece of land known as Dead Man’s Island to this City for dry dock or other public purposes. Carried.

Moved by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the Water Works Pay Roll for the week ending May 28th amounting to $222.15 be passed. Carried.
Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McDowell

That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the amendments to the Trades License By-Law. Carried.

Alderman Salsbury was appointed Chairman. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.
It was thus read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Queen.

[Volume 6, page 108]

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law to close Pender Street between Cambie and Beattie (sic) Streets. Carried.

Alderman Salsbury was appointed Chairman.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.
It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Queen.

The Council then adjourned.

Thomas Francis McGuigan R.A. Anderson
City Clerk Mayor

Note
Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; The City Council column, June 5, 1894, pg 3.

Finance Committee regrets no funds available to provide public parks – May 28, 1894

Finance Committee regrets no funds available to provide public parks – May 28, 1894

D. McGillivray to lay a single street railway track on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall at $2.28 per foot. The Finance Committee reported the city budget did not permit more public parks for the citizens. The Board of Works recommended approval of W. Godfrey ‘s request that Burnaby Street be opened up one block south of Nicola Street provided the cost did not exceed $50.00. Bylaws for Polling and for Remuneration of the Mayor and Aldermen were finalized.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

original handwritten minutes here
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COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 93-101

Illustration: CVA AM1376-: CVA 15-01 – Burnaby Street at Broughton
looking over English Bay cleared and rough graded
John H. Wright, 1899

[Volume 6 page 93]

Vancouver May 28th 1894

The Council met on Monday May 28th 1894.

Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCrabey, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Wm Skene, Secretary of the Board of Trade regarding the reception to the Australian Delegation on the arrival of the S.S. Awawa. Laid Over

From J.D. Townley suggesting that the Admiral and Officers of the North Pacific Squadrom be invited to Vancouver for the 1st of July Celebrations

Resolved that they be invited.

From Wm Farrell offering par for 4 ½ per cent debentures and $380,000 for $410,000 4 per cents Laid on the table

From Creamer & Langley asking for the extension of the time on tenders on brass etc.

Time extended to Tuesday June 5th

From the License Commissioners recommending the reduction of shop Licenses

Resolved that they be informed that it is not the desire of the Council that any changes should be made.

[Volume 6 page 94]

From Dr. Thomas making suggestions for controlling the sale of milk in the City.

Referred to the Health Committee

From Arthur Lyman etal praying that the Council will not proceed with the purchase of the Street Railway Laid on the table

From Otto Marstrand asking for an extension of the sidewalk on 5th Av

Referred to the Board of Works

From C.O. Wickinden complaining that the sidewalk around the Bank of Montreal was being cracked from blasting

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Auditor giving certified statement of the receipts and expenses of the Street Railway for six months. Laid over.

From Taylor & Donner offering to sell a shard to the city. Filed

The following Reports were received and read.

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Monday May 28th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Franklin, Bethune & Shaw.

The following parties tendered on Firemen’s Uniforms:-

A.J. Sharpe & Co. Mather & Larsen, Wm Murphy

[Volume 6 page 95]

Campbell & Doherty & Stewart & Hurst.

The Committee decided to recommend the tender of Campbell & Doherty for acceptance from samples furnished by the City, price to be $23.25 for each uniform and $1.75 for each cap.

sgd J.L Franklin

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 25th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden and Bethune

Communications

From Mrs. E. H. Alexander etal asking the City to purchase the Block of land between Dunlevy & Jackson Avs South of Powell Street for public park purposes.

Resolved.

That the Communication be acknowledged and the petitioners informed that while the City Committee is fully of the opinion that public parks should be provided for the citizens they regret that the lack of funds prevents the question from being taken up at present.

From D. McGillivray offering to lay a single track on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall Streets for $2.28 per foot.

Resolved that Mr. McGillivray’s offer be accepted

[Volume 6 page 96]

and that a double track be laid on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall in accordance with Contract and specifications to be drawn up by the City Engineer.

Resolved that the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $10,000 on behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at 5 per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894 and that note No 1 be renewed.

The following account was recommended for payment:-

Van Bill Posting & Ad Agency Remit $5.00

Sgd

W.F. Salsbury

Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works me on May 25th 1894.

Present – Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Queen Shaw & Franklin

Correpondence

From Messrs Wulffsohn & Berwicke asking to have the fence at Mr. Delbruck’s cottages corner of Alberni and Burrard streets replaced

Laid over for one week for investigation

From W. Godfrey asking that Burnaby Street be opened up one block south of Nicola Street.

Resolved that he be given access to his premises provided the cost does not exceed $50.00.

[Volume 6 page 97]

From Cruden & Robinson asking for payment of a bill of expenses provided incurred by the lowering of the grade and sidewalk in the year 1890.

Referred back for particulars.

From L. McQuarrie & Co assigning all rights, moneys etc that may be coming from sewerage contract No 7 to Thos Allen of Sapperton. Filed

From Thos Stephenson in reference to complaints made by the dust from the paved streets

Resolved that the Fire Light & Water Committee be requested to give the Board the use of the fire team once a day to sprinkle the paved streets; also from the Street Inspector calling the attention of the Board to a step that has be put in on the sidewalk at Buxton and Rodneys cigar stand.

The Board decided to examine.

Mr. J.M. Fox complained of dirty water in the ditch in front of his store on Hastings Street

Referred to the Health Inspector for attention

Resolved that the City Engineer be granted ten days leave of absence.

The draft of the Contract for crushed rock between the City and A.E.E. Clark was read and with a few slight alterations confirmed

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Thos Dunn & Co. Supplies .70 cts

Evans, Coleman & Evans “ $30.00

B.C. Iron Works “ 137.76

D. McGillivray Bituminous Rock 3621.60

A. Linton Boat hire 4.00

Hamilton Mfg Co Supplies 4.00

sgd H.P. McCraney

Chairman

[Volume 6 page 98]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the Report be adopted.

Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday May 22nd 1894.

Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden, and Wm Brown.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

M.T.L. Lloyd Hack hire $32.00

A.H. Thomas Attending Small pox 163.50

Thos Spence Labor 61.40

Mellish & Gray ood 110.00

Keil & Kerr Drayage 1.50

Texas Lake Ice Co Supplies 7.45

B.C. Mills “ 7.00

J.A. Mills Mental Examinations 5.00

McIntosh & Co supplies 63.84

Welsh Bros “ 14.59

Communications

From Howard Kent asking for permission to cut wood on the cemetery grounds.

Resolved

That his request be granted if he agrees to pull down the trees, leaving the roots upturned

From Alfred Someron asking for the position of Cemetery assistant. Laid over

From Theo Horrobin etal asking for the removal of the Crematory. Filed

[Volume 6 page 99]

Resolved that when specifications are prepared by the City Engineer that tenders be called for repairing the crematory chimney

That the City Clerk under an account to the C.P.R. Co for all costs in connection with the care of the Chinaman affected with small pox.

sgd John McDowell

Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Report be Adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the following By-laws be introduced and read a first time:-

  1. A By-Law to fix the polling places etc on the By -Law to reaide $60,000 for Street Improvements and on the

(b)A By-Law to raise $380,000 for the purchase of the St Ry.

(B) A By-Law to fix the remuneration for Mayor.

(C) A By-Law to close a certain portion of Pender Street between Cambie & Beattie Streets

(d) A By-Law to authorize the conveyance to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co as a certain parcel of land herein after described near the Sugar Refinery

Each of the By-Law was read a first time. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the amount of the Bond on this crushed rock contract be fixed at two entries of $5000.00 each. Carried

[Volume 6 page 100]

Moved by Alderman McCraney

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the payroll of the Board of Works for the week ending May 23rd amounting to $346.60 be passed for payment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the Pay Roll of the Water Works of the Water Works for the weeking ending May 21st amounting to $245.55 be paid. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the following By]Laws be read a 2nd time:-

  1. The polling By-law (b) The By-Law fixing the remuneration of the Mayor (c) The By-Law to close a certain portion of Pender St (d) The By-law to convey to the C.P.R. Co certain lands near the sugar refinery. Carried

The By-Laws were accordingly read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law to raise $60,000 for street improvements, Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

The By-Laws were read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete

On motion of Alderman Shaw seconded by Alderman McDowell, the Council went into Committee

[Volume 6 page 101]

Of the Whole for the Consideration of the By-Law to purchase the Street Railway, Alderman C.L. Brown in the Chair.

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

Both of the By-Laws were ordered to be printed and be voted on by the electors.

On motion of Alderman McCraney, seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown. The Council went into Committee of the Whole to consider the conveyance of a certain piece of land near the Sugar Refinery to the C.P.R. Co Alderman McCraney in the Chair.

After a certain number of clauses were read the Committee rose to report and asked leave to sit again.

On motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Aldermen McCraney, the Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Polling By-Law, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

It was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

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

The Council went into Committee of the Whole over the By-law to fix the remuneration to be paid to the Mayor, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Franklin seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

The Council then adjourned

Thos McGuigan R.A. Anderson

City Clerk Mayor

Kendal’s crushed rock no longer wanted – May 21, 1894

Some Ward 5 ratepayers objected to splitting the ward in two. Some cattle on Lulu Island were infected with Big Jaw. City Engineer Thomas Tracy gave an estimate of the value of the plant and property of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co, which the City of Vancouver was thinking of taking over. Though Tracy estimated the value at $535,100, the city was only going to offer $380,000. The Board of Works and the Finance Committee were both dissatisfied with the gravel supplied by Mr. Kendal: he was asked to supply three more scows to the city wharf and then cease delivery.

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original handwritten minutes here
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COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 81 – 91

Illustration: Cityy of Vancouver Archives
AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-1031
The rock crusher at Little Mountain Quarry, 1908

[Volume 6 page 81]

Vancouver May 22nd 21st 1894

The Council met on Monday May 21st 1894 at 8 P.M.

Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From H. Abbott submitting a subscription list for signature to send Mr & Mrs Wills and family to England and asking for additional aid from the Council

Moved by Alderman C,L. Brown,

Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the sum of $60.00 be granted for the object. Carried

From J.R. Anderson of the Department of Agriculture, Victoria giving the names of the parties on Lulu Island whose Cattle were affected with big Jaw.

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Richmond Council and inform them of the state of affairs and ask them to take steps to prevent the spread of the disease otherwise the Council will be compelled in self protection to exclude all milk arriving from Lulu Island. Carried

From M.C. McClean, Secretary of the Ward 5 Ratepayers Association expressing disapproval for dividing Ward 5. Filed.

From the City Clerk of Victoria sending copies of correspondence re the grant for the lepers

[Volume 6 page 82]

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the City Clerk be instructed to send copies of the correspondence to the Minister of Agriculture and ask for an explanation. Carried

From Messrs Innes & Richards offering the lots in front of the hospital for $7500.00

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Chairman of the Finance committee be authorized to close the deal on the best terms obtainable. Carried

From the Police Magistrate asking to be furnished with the names of the witnesses etc on the Police Engineer’s Investigation

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden

Seconded by “ Franklin

That a short hand writer be engaged for the investigation Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ McDowell

That a sum not exceeding $100.00 be furnished to pay the expenses of furnishing witnesses etc for the investigation. Carried

From the License Inspector submitted certain recommendations from the Licensing Board regarding the fees of shop or Retail Licenses

Laid on the Table for one week

From Mrs. E.H. Alexander etal asking the City to purchase Block 54.196 for Park purposes.

Referred to the Finance Committee

[Volume 6 page 83]

From Cruden & Robinson asking for the payment of expense incurred by them through change of grade on Princess Street

Referred to the Board of Trade

From A.M. Beattie regarding the alterations of the limit of butcher shops.

Referred to the Police Committee City Solicitor

From J.A. Coldwell asking for permission to erect a refreshment stand on Lot 14.B.64.185

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That permission be granted. Carried

From Wulffsohn and Bewicke asking that a fence be replaced at the corner of Burrard & Alberni Sts which fell through change of grade.

Referred to the Board of Works.

The following Reports were received and read:-

Street Railway Committee

The Special Committee on Street Railway purchase met this Monday Afternoon May 21st 1894.

Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Shaw, McDowell and McCraney

The City Engineer submitted the following report on Value and condition of the plant as requested as follows viz:-

To the Mayor and Aldermen

Of the City of Vancouver.

Gentlemen

I herewith submit an estimate of the plant and property of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co Valued as a “running concern”

[Volume 6 page 84}

but not including anything for the cost of preliminary organization or superindentures of construction and other expenses which would probably amount to 5% of the cost.

I have not added anything for the value of the franchise which in a growing city like Vancouver would be eventually be very valuable to an outside purchaser and even to the City would have some value in doing away with the principal cause of disputes and friction with the street Railway as to the keeping up and repair of the streets and tracks. It is only fair to state that the electrical and other machinery is in exceptionally good condition and creditable to the men in charge.

I have the honor to be

Gentlemen

Your obedient Servant

sgd Thos H. Tracy

City Engineer

Estimate of Value

Real Estate

Lot 1 Block 5.196 Corner of Powell St & Westminster Av. $18.000

Lots 11 to 15 occupied by Car & Power House.

Wharf and Coal Shed

Lots 18 & 19 on Keefer Street near Power House

Parks Lots 40 & 41 Block 29.541 with brick

Building

Buildings. Foundations etc. 25.000

Boilers & Engines, Steam & Smoke pipe connections

Feeder, heating belting shafting pullies etc 34.000

Fire protection and water supply 800

Machine shop equipment 3600

Street Railway generators 17000

Tracks, turnouts, corners etc 92.000

[Volume 5 page 85]

Cars & attachments, 10 in all $37.000

Arc lighting plant 43.000

Incandescent “ 44.000

Station equipment 3250

Supplies 15250

Sundries 2200

Total $535,100

It is recommended by the Committee that the Council submit a By-Law to the ratepayers for their approval for the sum of $410,000 for the purchase of all the assets of the Company and the bondholders. Three hundred and eighty thousand dollars being the purchase price and thirty thousand for loss on sale of debentures.

Sgd Wm Brown

Chairman

The Report was adopted and the City Solicitor instructed to prepare a By-Law for the purchase of the Railway on motion of Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Shaw.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 18th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden & Wm Brown.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

News.Advertiser. Advertisements $23.52

“ “ Binding 13.50

City Printing Works supplies 13.50

Knight & Co. “ 1.10

A St. G. Hamersly Remittance to London, Eng.

Communications

From the Manager of the Bank of Montreal stating that the City’s note for $10,000 would fall due on the 27th next Laid Over

[Volume 6 page 86]

From Major Townley asking for a grant of $500.00 in aid of a military demonstration in Vancouver on the 1st of July.

Resolved

That the sum asked for be granted.

Resolved

That as the resolution of the Council regarding the delivery of crushed rock is not being carried out this Committee desires to place on record that they are not prepared to furnish funds for rock delivered in any other portion of the City.

Resolved

That the City Hospital be reinsured for 3 years for $6000.00 in the companies represented by Messrs Powis & Whitehead, and A.C. Stirreth each to receive $3000.00

sgd W.F. Salsbury

Chairman

Moved by Alderman MCCraney

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Clause in reference to crushed rock be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Salsbury

That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday May 15th 1894

Present – Aldermen Queen, Wm Brown, Bethune and McPhaiden

[Volume 6 page 87]

The Foreman’s reports for the weeks ending May 8th and May 14th were received and filed.

Resolved that the water mains on the North side be lowered and covered as recommended by the foreman

Resolved that a water main pipe be laid to the crematory

Resolved that the foreman’s salary be fixed at $75.oo per month to date from April 25th next.

Resolved that a 6’ pipe be laid on Quebec St to 11th Av with hydrant and the necessary pope on 11th Av to reach houses.

Resolved that the water main be extended along 7th Av beyond the Alexandria Hospital to reach houses.

Resolved that two dolphins be placed on North side of Narrows, one on either side of pipe piles to be shod & coppered.

The following accounts were recommended for payment

Van Gas Co Gas $1.25

McLennan & McFeely Supplies 20.20

B.C. Mills “ 2.20

Hooper etal. Labor 319.80

Welsh Bros. “ 20.90

W.A. McIntosh & Co “ .75

W Hunt “ 18.90

Creamer & Langley “ 3.42

F.Filion “ 4.31

Wm Thurston & Son “ 1.00

Chas Nelson “ 1.70

Thos Veitch Teaming 14.48

John Boyd & Co Supplies 11.42

James Foster Repairs 4.05

Creamer & Langley “ .45

Market Hardware Co “ 3.55

B.C. Iron Works “ 242.72

sgd Wm Brown. Chairman

[Volume 5 page 88]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Report be adopted.

Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on 17th May 1894.

Present – Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Franklin, Queen & Shaw.

Correspondence.

From James Hartney etal asking that the east end of Powell Street as far as the City Limits be macadamized and made passaible

Referred to the Street Inspector for attention

From Mrs R.H. Payne asking whether it is the intention of the Board to put the sidewalk in front of Lot 25 B90196 out 6 feet from the fence line and also asking for permanent grades.

Resolved that Mrs Payne be notified that the intention of the Board is to ultimately move the sidewalk 6 feet out.

From Mrs J.A. McAlpine asking for a sidewalk on the corner of Hamilton & Robson Streets

Granted as soon as there are funds

From John Grant asking that stones, stumps etc in front of his house on Robson Street near Nicola Street be removed.

Referred to the officer of the chain gang for attention

From J.M.A. Toole, submitting an account of $118.00 for alterations made at his store on Hastings St necessitated by the change of grade.

[Volume 5 page 89]

Resolved that he be offered the sum of $58.00 in full and final settlement of his claim

Resolved,

That the street inspector be instructed to attend to the necessary repairs of the sidewalk on Cordova Street; also to see to the street and culvert on 8th av east of Centre Street at Lots 13 & 14, B311, 526 so that the surface water will run off.

That W.H. Kendall, the present contractor for crushed rock be notified to send 3 scow loads to False Creek for use in necessary repairs to South Granville Street and then he is to stop delivery altogether

The following tenders for street sweeping were received and opened:-

Keil & Ker $7.25 for each sweeping

J. Carnahan 9.00 “ “ “

R. Thorburn 5.50 “ “ “

Champion & White 5.00 “ “ “

D.A. Campbell 9.50” “ “

Thos Veitch 7.25 “ “ “

J. Allen 9.75 “ “ “

Resolved

That the tender of Champion & White at $5.00 for each night’s sweeping be recommended for acceptance.

The following accounts were recommended for payment

D. Gibbons Ash St $3.07

W.H. Kendall Crushed rock. $1528.38

W.S. Cook Del “ “ 591.90

Godfrey & Co Supplies 21.00

Market Hardware Store supplies .75

Evans Coleman & Evans “ 30.40

Leamy & Kyle “ 234.86

[Volume 6 page 90]

Martin Kelly, Curb & Gutter Stores $917.55

Geo Pratley Express .50

Resolved

That the Board stands adjourned until 2:30 p.m. on Friday the 25th next on account of Thursday next being a public holiday.

sgd H.P. McCraney

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ Shaw

That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-Law to provide by way of the Debentures the sum of $60.000 for street improvements. Carried

The By-Law was then made a first time

Moved by Alderman Shaw

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the By-Law to raise funds by way of Debentures for the purchase of the Island properly and assets of the Vancouver Electric and Light Co be read a first time. Carried

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.

[Volume 6 page 91]

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the City Clerk be authorized to call for tenders for firemen’s uniforms to be in by Monday May 28th at 4 P.M. Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ Queen

That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law to replace By-Law No 22. Carried

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

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Franklin seconded by Alderman Wm. M. and ordered to be signed sealed and gazetted.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the By-Law to amend the Trades License By-Law be read a second time. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ Queen

That the By-Law to raise by way of Debentures the sum of $60,000 for street improvements be read a second time. Carried

The By-Law was accordingly read a second time

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Shaw.

That the Street Railway purchase By-Law be read a second time

Notice of Motion

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to authorize the conveyance to the C.P.R Co of the piece of land occupied by the railway track surrounding Powell Street and Sugar Refinery

The Council then adjourned R.A. Anderson

Mayor

Thos McGuigan

City Clerk

Cemetery needs draining, fence repair – May 14, 1894

Cemetery needs draining, fence repair – May 14, 1894

Cemetery caretaker Alexander McDonald reported cemetery needed both drainage and repair of the north fence. Miss R. McDowell hired as a nurse at only $10 per month. The Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Company advised it may not put up any more electric light poles without prior permission from Council.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item Dist P9
[The first caretaker’s cottage at Mountain View Cemetery
near Bodwell Road (33rd Ave) and North Road (Fraser St).
Photo shows Mrs. Alex McDonald holding a child.]

Original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 73-80

[Volume 6 Page 73]

Vancouver May 14th 1894

The Council met on Monday May 7th 1894 at 8pm.

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, William Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From G.W. Hobson, Secretary of the Fire Underwriters stating that if a license were imposed on the {Insurance} Companies, the rates would be raised 7.5%. Laid over.

From H.B. Small, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture stating that the $1000 granted for the keep of lepers was not intended for Victoria alone. The City Clerk was instructed to communicate with Victoria on the subject.

From Howard Kent asking for permission to cut wood on the Cemetery Grounds. Referred to the Board of Health.

From Mrs. R.H. Payne asking for the permanent grade of her lot [on Barnard Street]. Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Grant asking for improvements on Robson Street {asking that the chain gang be ordered to remove stumps from Robson below Nicola}. Referred to the Board of Works.

From E.H. Downing asking to be allowed to ply his trade as plumber until the end of the fiscal year without a license. Referred to the Police Committee.

[Volume 6 page 74]

From James Hartney, etal, asking for the improvement of Powell Street to the City Boundary. Referred to the Board of Works.

From H.T. Ceperley offering to sell the arc lighting plant for $53,412. {Including three 50 light arc dynamos, 142 arc lamps, hoods, cutouts, arc lines & polies, seven circuits, 40 miles long, arc testing room and sundries, 2 boilers, 2 engines, electrical equipment, buggy and 2 horses, supplies 32 lamps, globes, arc station and arc sundries, subject to mutual use of poles where such are now used for both arc and incandescent wires}. Referred to the Fire & Light Committee.

The following Reports were received and read.

Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Friday May 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden and William Brown

Communications
From Miss Macfie furnishing Hospital Report for April. Filed.

From Miss Macfie stating that she had engaged Miss R. McDowell as nurse in the City Hospital at a salary of $10 a month in place of Miss Devine, resigned.

Appointment confirmed, engagement to date from time of appointment by matron.

From the Department of Agriculture stating that the $1000 granted by the Dominion Government was not for Victoria but was intended to cover the expenses of lepers in British Columbia. Referred to the Council.

From Donald Smith, Secretary of the Nanaimo Hospital stating that they were receiving $10.00 a week from the Dominion Government for the Board and Medical Attendance of sick mariners in the hospital. Filed.

[Volume 6 page 75]

From H.T. Adams, Caretaker of the Crematory asking for an addition to his salary sufficient to pay extra help. Referred to Alderman William Brown to interview him.

From Alex McDonald, Caretaker of the Cemetery asking for help for the summer. Laid over.

From Theodore Horrobin, etal, insisting upon the removal of the Crematory. Laid over.

From Alex McDonald, Caretaker of the Cemetery asking for certain notices for the Cemetery. Laid over pending amendments to the Cemetery By-Law.

From Alexander McDonald, calling attention to the necessity of draining the cemetery grounds and repairing the north fence. Laid over.

From Ernest Cooper enclosing a copy of the National Life Boat Association Rules for the treatment of the apparently drowned and asking that copies be printed and posted upon the different boathouses, wharves, etc. Laid over.

From J.R. Anderson, Statistician Victoria, stating that cows on Lulu Island wee suffering from big jaw or tumor which had a deleterious effect on the milk, said information being given in order that the City might take steps for the protection of the Public Health.

The City Clerk was instructed to communicate with Mr. Anderson to get more definite information on the subject.

Resolved
That the Cemetery Caretaker be allowed the disinfectants he requires.

That James Reith be appointed caretaker of the Isolation Hospital at a salary of $50 per month

[Volume 6 page 76]

Dating from the termination of his last engagement.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
A.E.Somerton labor $17.65
Crowder & Penzer supplies $14.24
C.S. Philp supplies $34.66
J.C. Douglas supplies $10.00
McLennan & McFeely “ $11.50 + .75
J. Mitchell repairs $1.80
M.S. Rose repairs $5.25
Filion supplies $9.08 + 51.95
City Printing Works supplies $5.00
D.H. Wilson med attendance $5.00
T. Windebank teaming $6.75
C. Nelson supplies $81.48
G.L. Allan supplies $3.00
W.D. Brydone-Jack Post-mortem $10.00
W.H. DeBow supplies $40.59
Champion & White hauling etc $26.00
W. Kirby hauling etc $.50
A. Cecil Green labor $2.15
W.A. McIntosh & Co supplies $1.34
B.C. Iron Works supplies $138.00
Mrs. McCool supplies $1.25
CPR Co supplies $16.00
Mellish & Gray supplies $141.87
F. Filion supplies $73.14
J.W. Burrell repairs $2.90
Pioneer Steam Laundry washing $68.06
Lockhart & Center burials $26.70
William Ralph repairs $3.70

Signed John McDowell, Chairman
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman William Brown, seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown

[Volume 6 page 77]

Fire & Light Committee
The Fire & Light Committee met on Wednesday May 9th 1894. Present: Alderman Franklin, Shaw and Bethune.

Communications
From the City Engineer reporting upon the water power of the Capilano and other streams. Laid over.

From J. Buntzen, Business Manager of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co stating that they had ordered a number of meters, and asking whether the contracts for lighting the Fire Halls would be temporarily renewed until their arrival.
Resolved that the present contracts remain in force until the arrival of the meters.

The following applications were received to fill the position of fireman left vacant through the absence of fireman Biggar: Stephen, T. Gardner, John Horrobin, Alex McFarlane, Thomas Holland and J.A. Lester.

Resolved that J.A. Lester be appointed at a salary of $45 per month dating from the 1st instant.

Resolved that 2 gauges be ordered for the Fire Halls and that the duty be paid on zincs and collars ordered on arrival.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Welsh BrP. Supplies $95.99
A.McDowell & Co supplies $5.40
F. Filion supplies $14.02
Van Elec Ry & L Co lights $1801.19
Wm Ralph supplies $9.10
James Carnahan scavengering (sic) $1.50
London Carriage Works repairs $5.50
Crowder & Penzer supplies $20.91

[Volume 6 Page 78]

Johnson Gibbins attendance on horses $5.00
McLennan & McFeely supplies $12.40

Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday May 11th 1894.
Present: the full Board

The following Insurances were renewed on the City Hospital extending over a period of 3 years:
Porvis & Whitehead $3000
Carles E. Hope $3000
Robert Ward & Co $3000

From E.C. Cargill & Co asking for assistance in erecting a flouring mill in the City.
Resolved That they be given free water and exemption from taxation for ten years on condition that only white labor is employed.

From D. McGillivray submitting figures for laying a street railway on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall Streets. Laid over.

Resolved. That the Mayor City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $10,000 on behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at 5% per annum, said note being drawn under authority of By-Law No 198, passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.

[Volume 6 Page 79]

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Telephone Co rents $35.30
CP Telegraph Co telegrams $6.46
The Shareholder ads $35.30
Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

That the clause in the Report in reference to Insurances be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury

That the By-Law providing funds for clearing in 185 be read a first time. Carried.
The By-Law was accordingly read a first time. Carried.
The By-Law was read a 2nd time.

Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the City Clerk be refunded the sum of $2.00 paid out by him to the butcher of the SS Warrimoo for bringing over 4 Laughing Jackasses {duties on the laughing jackasses from Australia were ordered to be paid}. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman William Brown

[Volume 6 Page 80]

That the Board of Works Pay Roll for week ending May 9th amounting to $161.60 be passed for payment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the Water Works Pay Roll for the week ending May 7th amounting to $189.05 be passed for payment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That notice be given to the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co that no more poles can be erected in the City by the Company for purposes of electric lighting without the City’s permission. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the City Engineer be and is hereby instructed to furnish the Committee with a report upon the companies (sic) plant and assets and a full inventory of same with estimated value, and to employ an electrician to cooperate with him if necessary. Carried

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the By-Law repealing By-Law No. 22 be read a 2nd time. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

Thomas Francis McGuigan R.A. Anderson
City Clerk Mayor

Note
Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; The City Council column, May 15, 1894, pg 3.

Aldermen Shaw and William Brown added to the Street Railway purchase committee – May 10, 1894

Alderman Shaw and Wm. Brown were added to the Street Railway purchase committee. Several Firemen applied to be insured by the Manufacturers Accident Insurance company.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Sharon Mowat

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 71-72

[Volume 6 page 71]

Vancouver May 10th 1894

The Council met on Thursday May 10th 1894 at 8 p.m. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin and Bethune.

Communications

From E. C. Cargill applying for assistance for the construction of a flour mill in Vancouver.
Favorably considered and referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Agent of the Manufacturers Accident Insurance be submitting the names of the Firemen who wish to be insured in said company.

Company approved.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McCraney

That the amendments to the Trades License By-Law be read a first time.
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune

That the names of Alderman Shaw and Wm Brown be added to the Committee appointed by the Mayor

[Volume 6 page 72]

to investigate into the Street Railway purchase.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Shaw

That the claims of the contractor on the sewer construction be referred to the City Engineer and Chairman of the Board of Works for report.
Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the By-Law to provide for the sale of lands for taxes in arrears to be read a 2nd time.

The 3rd reading was fixed for Aug 6th 1894.

The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Fire Department to buy new Team – May 7, 1894

Fire Department to buy new Team – May 7, 1894

The Board of Works accepted A.E.E. Clark’s offer to supply the City with crushed rock at $1.22 per cubic yard for a term of five years. Alderman Queen and the Fire Department Chief were appointed to sell the current team of horses and replace them within the agreed budget. The Rates By-Law and Market By-Law were finalized; the Wards By-Law was not.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item COV-S280-: CVA 42-03
[Horse drawn fire engine with first aerial 75 foot ladder, 1899]

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6, Volume 6, pages 62-70

[Volume 6 Page 62]

Vancouver May 7th 1894

The Council met on Monday May 7th 1894 at 8pm.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Tom Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From A. Haslam, M.P., acknowledging receipt of a communication from the City Clerk re free postal delivery. Filed.

From Mssrs. Innes & Richards declining to accept less than $7500 for the lots in front of the hospital. Laid over for one week.

From John Potter furnishing affidavit on the work on reservoir. Referred to the Investigating Committee.

From D. McGillivray submitting an offering for laying a Street Railway on Hastings St. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From H.J. Ceperley offering to sell the Street Railway Co. assets for $380,000 and take the City’s Bonds for $102.50. The Mayor appointed Alderman McDowell, Salsbury and McCraney a Committee to examine into the proposition and report.

From the City Engineer reporting upon the water power {for electric lighting purposes} of the Capilano and other streams. Referred to the Fire & Light Committee.

[Volume 6 page 63]

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the petition for a street railway track …..

From B. Springer etal petitioning to have Robson Street opened up so that the Street Railway could be constructed to Stanley Park.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the petition for a Street Railway track along Robson Street from Granville Street west be referred to the Street Railway Co. according to the terms of Clause 25 of their agreement with the City.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the matter be laid over for one week. Amendment – carried.
The following Reports were received and read:

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Monday April 23rd 1894. Present: Alderman William Brown, Bethune, Shaw, McDowell and Queen.

Communications

From A.A. Whitman etal asking for water main on Caroline Street with a hydrant on the corner of 9th Avenue. Resolved that the City Engineer be authorized to procure pipe and have it laid at as early a date as possible.

Resolved that tenders be called for a supply of cast iron pipe of different sizes.
From Mason & Co. re John Sherman’s water rate. Filed

[Volume 6 page 64]

From J. Doherty re water rates.
Resolved that he be charged $6.50 for arrears of water rates.

The Committee met again on Tuesday May 14 1894.
Present: Alderman Wm Brown (in the Chair), Queen and McPhaiden

Communications

From J.A. Kemp etal asking for a water main on 11th Avenue between Ontario and Quebec Streets.
Referred to the City Engineer.

From the Foreman of the Water Works giving report for work done for week ending April 30th. Filed.

Resolved
That the City Engineer examine 7th Avenue west of the Alexandra Hospital and report on the above ability of laying water main.

That Messrs Purdy & Williams be notified that no more estimates for the reservoir will be passed until that part of the Park Road rendered impassible by teaming, be by then put in good repair.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Creamer & Langley             supplies                .99 cents
CPR Co.                                 Supplies            $7.20
BC Iron Works                     supplies        $593.33
Holmes & Grace                  supplies             $2.00
Van Elec Rail & Light Co.  “                         $13.14
John Currell                         repairs               $1.00
Telephone Co.                     Supplies             $1.45
Welsh Bros                          supplies            $20.81
HC Crosby                           repairs                $7.00
D. McGillivray                    reservoir      $4660.20

[Volume 6 page 65]

Canada General Elec. Co. Supplies          $26.03
Purdy & Williams               reservoir     $1170.09

Signed William Brown, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman William Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday May 3rd 1894. Present: the full board.

Mr. G.A. Jordan interviewed the Board in regard to getting access to his new house on Jervis Street. Mr. Jordan was informed that the chain gang would be sent out to grade the lane back of his house and that the grading of the street would be attended to as soon as possible.

Mr. J.D. Byrne interviewed the Board in regard to the Sewer connections for the proposed Sisters of Charity Hospital to be built at the corner of Pendrell and Burrard Streets.

Resolved.
That a temporary sewer across Burrard Street to connect with the sewer in Block 90 be put in by the City by day work.

The application of the Street Inspector for the City to pay for the feed of his horse was laid over for later consideration.

From C. Sweeney, Manager of the Bank of Montreal asking for refund of 1/3 on cement walk laid at their premises. Granted.

[Volume 6 page 66]

Resolved.
The in future all applications for the usual rebate on cement walks laid shall be accompanied by a written guarantee of same for one year or else such application will not be considered.

Resolved
That tenders be called up to 3pm on Thursday the 17th instant for Street Sweeping.

The following tenders were received and opened for crushed rock: –
From Keefer & Godden, Boyd & Clandenning, W.H. Kendall, Kelly & Co and A.E.E.Clark.

Resolved
That the Board recommends the acceptance of the tender of A.E.E. Clark for crushed rock, delivered at Burrard Inlet under the 5-year contract at the rate of $1.22 per cubic yard.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Bank of Montreal              refund                   $207.90
James Dixon                      basement drain   $778.50
D. McGillivray                   bitumous rock $10087.65
McDonald & Ransom                                          $2.50
F. Filion                              supplies                     $3.00
H.P. Clough                       express                           .75
McLennan & McFeely     supplies                        .85
City Iron Works                supplies                $70.00
H. Lomas etal                    labor                    $143.40

Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Report be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell

[Volume 6, page 67]

That the clause in the Report in relation to crushed rock be laid over for one week.
Amendment lost; motion carried.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 4th 1894.
Present: Aldermen Salsbury, William Brown and McPhaiden.

The question of reconveying (sic) certain portions of certain lots in Block 48 D.L. 181 was again considered and it was resolved that the attention of the Improvement Co be drawn to the decision of last year’s Council which the Committee could not see their way clear to change.

From the City Auditor stating that he had audited the books for January, February and March. Filed.

From Mssrs Innes & Richards stating that they would not accept less than $7500 for lots 37 to 41 B38541. Referred to the Council.

From William Farrell asking for the delivery of the Local Improvement Bonds. Bonds under preparation.

Resolved

That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign two notes for $10,000 and $20,000 respectively on behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at 5 per cent per annum, said note being drawn under authority of By Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
BC Pottery Co. Law        costs       $275.94
The World P&P Co        ads            $32.49
Thomson Bros                supplies      $1.40
F. Filion                           supplies     $3.60

[Volume 6 Page 68]

News. Advertiser         supplies      $11.20
Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the By-Law to levy a rate for the year 1894 be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.
Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the By-Law to provide for the collection of taxes in arrears be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was according(ly) read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Henry Avison the Park Ranger be appointed Pound Keeper at a salary of $1.00 a year. Carried.

Moved by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the following account be paid:
Hooper etal $276.85 Carried.

[Volume 6 page 69]

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That Alderman Franklin Queen be a committee of one to act with the Chief of the Fire Department in selling two of the horses of the Department and replacing same at a cost not to exceed the sum provided in the estimates for that purpose. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the Rules be suspended and the rate By-Law read a second time. Carried.
The By-Law was read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration Alderman Salsbury in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Franklin and ordered to be signed, sealed and gazetted.

Ward By-Law

The Council went into Committee of the whole for the consideration of the By-Law to amend the Ward By-Law, Alderman McCraney in the Chair.
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by William Brown

[Volume 6 page 70]

That the Committee rise without reporting. Carried.

Market By-Law

The Council went into Committee of the whole on the amendments to the Market By-Law, Alderman C.L. Brown in the Chair.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Committee rise without reporting. Lost.

The By-Law was then read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman C.L. Brown, seconded by Alderman Franklin.

Notices of Motions

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the Trades License By-Law.

Alderman Shaw gave notice that at next meeting of Council, he would introduce a By-Law to provide funds for the purchase of the Street Railway.

The Council then adjourned to meet again on Thursday at 8 pm.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Street Railway Company must repair its tracks – April 19, 1894

Street Railway Company must repair its tracks – April 19, 1894

A special meeting decided that instead of removing its tracks from Vancouver streets, the Street Railway Company be instructed to upgrade its tracks to the satisfaction of the City Engineer. The Mayor was not present at this meeting, and Alderman Salsbury did not vote.

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Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-: Trans P13
[Laying tracks for the Vancouver Street Railway Company
on the corner of Westminster Avenue (Main Street) and Powell Street]

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 30 – 31

Vancouver April 19th 1894

[Volume 6 page 30]

The Council met on Thursday April 19th 1894 at 8p.m.

Present. Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

Alderman C.L Brown was appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor.

A depution from the Street Railway Co and bond holders of the Co were present, consisting of Messrs Wm Murray, Wm Farrell, R.G. Tatlow and Hutchings.

After considerable discussion re Powell Street track, it was moved by
Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Franklin.
That proceedings be taken to have the Franchise granted the Company over that portion of Powell Street from Westminster Avenue to Campbell Avenue declared forfeited and the Company remove the track from that portion of the Street.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McCraney.
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden.
That the Street Railway Co or the legal representatives of them be instructed to at once place the present Powell Street track on the proper street grade and to place their portion of the street in a thorough state of repair and to the entire satisfaction to the City Engineer.
Motion carried.

For the motion. Queen, Wm Brown, Franklin and Bethune.
Against “ McPhaiden, McCraney.
Aldermen Salsbury & Shaw did not vote.

For the amendment. Aldermen McCraney & McPhaiden.
Against. Shaw, Queen, Wm Brown, Franklin & Bethune.

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Alderman Salsbury did not vote.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Estimates.
Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

After discussing the Estimates to some length the Council Committee rose to report progress and asked leave to sit again.

The Council then adjourned.

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

R.A.A. Anderson
Mayor

Health Committee reviews costs – April 16, 1894

Health Committee reviews costs – April 16, 1894

The CPR asked Vancouver to take charge of 74 Chinese lepers. Meanwhile, the Health Committee compared rates for hospital care for mariners, women, children and lepers. Victoria was receiving a subsidy of $330 per year from Ottawa for care of each of their three lepers. City Solicitor recommended $1,000 be paid to the estate of Fireman Smalley, who died on the job in 1893. After a resolution calling for tenders for debentures to finance street paving was carried, Alderman Salsbury tendered his resignation. The resignation was held over for one week.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item Bu P66
[Group portrait of Vancouver City Hospital staff] 1893
back row: Miss Watmough, Miss Bushby
front row: Miss Swan, Miss Way, Frank Humphrey

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 17 -29

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Vancouver April 16th 1894
The Council met on Monday April 16th 1894
Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown & Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From J.W. Balmain making certain charges against the City Engineer
Moved by Alderman Queen.
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the Communication be filed Carried.

From James Milne applying for work.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Welsh Bro stating that the Market Scales were inaccurate
Referred to the Police Committee

From the City Solicitor regarding the Title to Clark’s Park
Referred to the Park Commissioner

From A.R. Finglander stating that he would not accept the contract for furnishing crushed rock unless the Council would guarantee to take 1700 yards per month until the end of 1895. Filed.

From R.F. Swallwell resigning his position as Plumbing examiner.

His resignation was accepted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Ald Queen.

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From G.H. Cooper. New Westminster asking for a bonus of $125.00 to run his steamer between Chiliwhack and Vancouver
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the City Solicitor regarding the collection of overdue taxes
Referred to the Finance Committee

From J.W. McFarland asking for the reconsideration of the tenders submitted for the purchase of the Local Improvement Bonds
Laid over to be considered with Finance Report

From Mason & Co asking for the readjustment of the water rates on John Stevenson’s building on Hastings Street east.
Referred to the Water Committee

From James Patten and W.J. Gibbons claiming damages for injuries received from a rope stretched across Water Street
Referred to the City Solicitor

The following Reports were received and read:-

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Monday April 16th 1894.
Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden and Wm Brown

Communications

From Miss Macfie furnishing monthly report on City Hospital Filed

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From Mrs A.E. Webster stating that she would be willing to admit sick women to the Alexandra Hospital for $5.00 a week and children for $3.00
Resolved.
That the matter be laid over for the present for want of funds.

From H. Abbott asking the City to take charge of the 76 Chinamen in quarantine. Filed

From the City Clerk of Nanaimo and Dr. Davis stating that the Nanaimo Hospital received $10.00 a week from the keep of sick mariners. Filed.

From the Health Inspector asking for certain supplies for the Crematory and fixing the Chimney.
Resolved.
That the supplies asked for be furnished and that the Chimney be repaired the Chairman to solicit tenders for having the work done.

From W.O. Miller asking that stagnant water in the Vicinity of his premises be drained off
Referred to the City Engineer to have the nuisance abated.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Dominion Government and draw their attention to the fact that the City of Victoria is receiving $1000 a year there for the keep of lepers while Vancouver with two lepers receives nothing.

Resolved. That the City Clerk be instructed to order a Voucher book for the Crematory.

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That the following accounts be paid:-
McIntosh & Co supplies $70.56
Crowder & Penzer “ 21.00
Chinese Nurse Nursing 74.50
Mellish & Gray Supplies 72.75
Crowder & Penzer “ 34.84
James Caruchau, Scavenering .75
F. Filion Supplies 13.90
W.H. DeBon 48.92
A.H. Hatch 3.75
James Egan 36.25
J.A. Percival 37.50
D. Bell-Irving 5.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry 67.97
W. Kirby .50
A.E. Somerton 18.10
Leather Lockhurst & Center 17.80
Deplock & Co. 1.00
S.S. Clyde 50.00
G.I. Wilson 7.50
Wm Collier 71.95
D.J. Campbell 17.95
H. McConrey 1.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans 89.40
Michael Carriere 2.00
Champion & White 12.95
F. Filion 74.28
Champion & White 4.25
G.I. Wilson 38.32
Champion & White 2.00
Weeks & Robson 12.25
A.H. Thomas 20.00
B.C.D . T. & Del Co .75

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Russell.McDonald & Co $4.85
McIntosh & Co. 5.20
F. Filion 15.02
Henry Collins 38.70
J. Stevens & Son 32.29
Thomson Bros. .75
C. Nelson 75.18
Van Gurney Cab Co. 1.00
City Painting Works 3.50
W. Simpson 1.75
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday April 13th 1894
Present – the full Board
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
F. Filion Supplies $1.52
Thomson Bros “ 1.45
H. Burke Repairs 2.25
Gurney Cab Co Cabs 13.50
The Empire Advertising 16.50
Gazette “ 21.25
Land Registry Office Drafting 32.50
S. James. Auditing 40.00

The following tenders were received for the purchase of the Local Improvement Debentures:-
Hanson Bros. Montreal $101 for each $100.00
W. Wilson Smith “ 101 ¼ “ “ 100

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W. Farrell Vancouver $101 50/100 for each $100.00
Resolved.
That the tender of Wm Farrell be accepted on condition that the money be payable here and the principal and interest payable here

Communications

From Mrs. Margaret McClennan of Roslyn, Washington asking for assistance to fight a lawsuit on behalf of widows and orphans of certain miners Filed

From C.W. Murray Secretary of the School Board stating that the Trustees could not see their way clear to make any further reductions in their Estimates. Filed

From Innes & Richards offering Lots 37 to 41 in Block 38 District Lot 541 in front of the City Hospital for $10,000 terms $2500 down, balance in 3 equal annual payments of $2500.00 in 1, 2 & 3 years @ 6 per cent Offer not accepted

Resolved
That the sum of $1000 be paid to the heirs of the late Fireman Smalley on recommendation of the City Solicitor said money to be paid into Court.
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Clause in the Report in reference to the purchase of Lots 37 to 41 Block 38.541 be eliminated and referred back to the Committee. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen.
That the Clause in the Report awarding accepting

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the offer of Wm Farrell be eliminated and tenders again called to be received up to Friday April 20th at 4 p.m.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.
That the Report be adopted as read. Motion Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried.

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Wednesday April 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Shaw, Queen, McCraney, and Bethune.

Communications

From John Cooper asking for an increase of salary in consideration of running the road roller.
Resolved.
That his salary be increased $5.00 a month while he acts in the capacity of Engineer on the road roller said increase to be paid by the Board of Works.

From the City Solicitor submitting an agreement to be signed by the firemen for approval.
Laid over till next meeting.

Resolved.
That the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co be requested to put meters in the firehalls and that the present contracts for lighting same be terminated.

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That the following accounts be paid:-
B.F.Henry Supplies $8.55
Thos Dunn & Co “ 2.28
McDowell & Co “ 17.60
F. Filion “ 20.46
G.H. Bazley 10.50
Van Elec Ry & L Co “ 1724.32
Crowder & Penzer “ 41.99
McLennan & McRely “ 10.05
A.D. Hoseack “ 2.40
London Carriage Works. Repairs 4.00
Thos Lobb “ 2.00
I Forbes “ 2.00
F.W. Hart Supplies 3.50

Sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.K. Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday April 13, 1894.
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw and Franklin.
Messrs Robinson and Atchison appeared before the Board to get the lane in Block 80.196 opened up.
Referred to the officers in charge of the Chain gang

Communications

From W. I. Archer etal asking that the lane in Block 37.200A be graded; also from E. Cooper making a similar request in regard to the lane in Block 9.185
Both referred to the officer in charge of the Chain Gang.

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From J.M. O’Toole submitting estimate of cost of putting in steps etc at his building on Hastings Street where the grade has been lowered.
The Board decided to examine the place and report.

From the City Engineer reporting in regard to P. Carey’s claim of $116.00 for work done in putting in steps etc at Brunswick Hotel.
Board decided to examine and report.

From J. Gendron asking the Street to be fixed with rock in front of his store.
Already attended to.

From M. C. McLean Secretary Ward 5 Ratepayers Protective Association protesting against a resurvey of 264A.
Laid over one week.

From J. Clandenning asking for drawings at Lot 9 Block 8.196 Westminster Avenue where he is about to build.
Referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

From J. Slade asking that the sidewalk be continued over Gore Avenue past his house.
Already in the Estimates will be done in due course if there are funds.

From the Street Inspector in reference to the Street Cleaning and sprinkling
Laid over one week

From W.O. Miller complaining of stagnant water on vacant lots near his residence corner of Hornby and Pender Streets
Referred back to the Board of Health for more information

From A.R. Fingland, begging permission to withdraw his tender for rock crushing. Filed.

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From the B.C. Mills Timber & Trading Co submitting an account for walk put down on Dunlevy Avenue from the (?) in 1892.
Resolved that the Board will only recommend the payment of the cost of the planking used at the rate $8.00 per the feet amounting to $14.80

From A.J. Matthews etal asking for a box drain on Richards Street at Block 64, also from Mark Little and others asking for an 8 ft walk on Drake Street also from H. Condren asking for a sidewalk on Dunlevy Avenue between Princess & Keefer Streets
Laid over pending estimates.

From J.C. Rounding in reference to Australian Wood for block paving and offering to send over a certain quantity as a test.
Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to write a reply that this Board will be happy to put down any samples of wood blocks for paving Mr. Rounding may see fit to send over and suggest that enough be sent to do one block.

Tenders

Resolved that tenders be called for the following up to 3. P.M. on Thursday the 26th next.
Crushed rock, all the work in connection with crushing to be done in the City; also the supply of rough rock for same, tenders to be whole or separate.

Accounts

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
J. Menzies Lorne St. $2.50
W. Black Flush Tank 58.10
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 24.99

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News.Advertiser Supplies $3.00
W.S. Cook. “ 2.25
W.C. Marshall. Expenses. 1.00
W.L. Tait Supplies 14.77
Evans, Coleman & Evans “ 573.58
E. Shurgold. Expenses .50
Leatherdale & Co. “ 5.00
Lomas etal Labor 166.25

Resolved that the account of R.A. Townley, amounting to $5.00 re sewer connections at Lot 5.B71.196 be referred to the Plumbing Inspector for an explanatory report.

Resolved that D. McGillivray’s account amounting to $5,339.80 for bituminous rock on hand be laid over one week.
Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the following labor account be paid:-
Hooper etal $320.95 Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the following labor accounts be paid:-
J. Clandenning etal $169.40
Wm Trevning etal $140.05 Carried

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Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by : Franklin
That the Mayor be authorized to sign the petition to the Privy Council asking for leave to appeal in the case of the CPR Co as the City and to apply the seal of the Corporation thereto. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune
That tenders for debentures for bonds for street paving under the local improvement act be called for to be in by Friday afternoon next at the meeting of the Finance Committee, principal and interest and money to be payable in Vancouver. Carried.

After the above resolution was read, Alderman Salsbury tendered his resignation, which was laid on the table for one week on motion of Alderman C.L. Brown seconded by Alderman McDowell.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by : McCraney
That the Park Commissioners be granted the sum of $200.00 pending the compiling of the Estimates. Carried.

Notices of Motion

Alderman Brown (C.L.) gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a By-Law to amend the present Market By-Law.

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move for a Committee to be appointed to investigate the charges

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made by him against the City Engineer in December 1893 and also other charges of which he would give notice at same meeting such committee to have power to examine under oath under the presidency of the Police Magistrate.

The Council then adjourned to meet again on Thursday the 19th next at 8 P.M. to discuss Street Railway matters and consider the estimates.

R.A. Anderson
Chairman

Thos. R McGuigan
City Clerk