Incoming Council will have to provide relief – January 7, 1895

Vancouver City Council for 1894 recommends to incoming Council that a sum be set aside for the Salvation Army’s planned Food and Shelter Home. In the meantime, the number of men employed on the weekly [relief] payroll was to be reduced as soon as possible. Dr. Kendall’s crushed rock account was to be paid if the City Solicitor could confirm that the contract was in order. A number of projects (street levelling, stump removal, etc.) were referred to the officer in charge of the chain gang. Second reading was given to the by-laws for land for the CPR and Street Railways. (more…)

Vancouver to insure against fire – December 17, 1894

A watering trough (for horses to drink from) was ordered for Westminster Avenue at the junction of Westminster Road and the other for Granville Street near Drake Street. The City Treasurer was authorized to send $200.00 to Victoria to cover the House fee required for the amendments to the City Charter. One of the amendments to the Charter would be to set aside a certain sum each year for Fire Insurance.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer  Gerald Soon

original handwritten minutes:
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 336 – 352
too see original handwritten minutes, click here

[Volume 6 page] 336

Vancouver Dec. 17th 1894.

The Council met on Monday December 17th 1894

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

The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communication

From the City Solicitor requesting the Council to state whether it is their wish that the order of the Court re Powell Street track should be enforced.

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Queen

That the City Solicitor be authorized to make an offer to the Street Railway Company releasing said company from the expense of lifting the track on Powell Street and putting said street in repair if said Railway company convey all their ownership in said track on Powell Street to the City. Carried

From W.A. Mace asking for the return of his bond on Cambie Street
Referred to the Board of Works

From J.Z. Hall and Rand Bros. making offers of Sites for a power house.
Referred to the Fire & Light Committee

From W.A. Jacob, Private Secretary to the Lt. Governor and the Members of the Legislature

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for the City acknowledging receipt of resolution re grants to the Hospital and Fire Department. Filed

From H. Abbott, stating that he would be willing to take the piece of land for right of way at the sugar refinery. Filed

From E. Odlum asking for the opening up of a lane in Block 102.541.
Referred to the Board of Works

From F.S. Barnard, General Manager of the Consolidated Railway & Light Co offering to light the City temporarily at the old rate until such time as a new contract is entered into.

Moved by Alderman Bethune
Seconded by “ Queen.

That the City make a contract with them at the old rate until the 1st of April 1895.
Carried.

From Messrs. Purdy & Williams submitting a Bill of extras on the Reservoir.
Referred to the Water Committee.

From Captain Jones offering a diving outfit to the City
Referred to the Water Committee

From the Rev J.M. McLeod, etal asking for amendments to the City Charter empowering the Council to pass a By-Law to regulate Sunday observance.
Matter attended to

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights
Filed

From W. Bridge etal recommending the appointment of R.H. Caswell as milk inspector. Health.

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From WH DeBou asking why he was not payed the amount due him.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From Bridge & Hunter calling attention to the Alleyway in rear of the Bank of B.N.A.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Hon James Baker stating that the sum of $5000 was placed in the Estimates for the Hospital and $500.00 for the Fire Department. Filed.

From Thos Dunn submitting an assignment from D. McGillivray on the rails to be laid on Hastings Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From W. B. Battison asking for repairs on Lansdowne Av
Referred to the Board of Works

From Wilson & Campbell submitting an assignment from Messrs Purdy & Williams
Referred to the Water Committee

From F. Rae applying for the position of electrical engineer
Referred to the Fire & Light Committee

From Wm Cargill asking that a clause be inserted in the Charter empowering the City to do its own insuring. Filed

From Alex Bates etal asking for improvements on 10th Av.
Referred to the Board of Works

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The following Reports were received and read :-

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 7th 1894.

Present – the Full board

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

E. Kingcombe                   on account     $25.00
McLennen & McFeely     Supplies.            3.25
E.C. Dixon                        Labor                 2.00
B.S. Parsons                       Hack                 2.50
H. Collins                           supplies            6.50
Thomson Bros                    “                       1.20
Carlisle & Gross                 Drayage           2.50
Watts & Trott                      Steamer           5.00
Gurney Cab Co                   Cabs               26.75
Hotel Vancouver                 Refreshments 35.00
Waldo & Robinson             Flowers            5.00
Interest Account                 Balance      2777.50
Brilliant Sign Letter Co.     Sign painting   9.00
Chas Hack                           supplies           4.10
Skelton & Co                      “                       1.25
Telephone Co                     Rents              38.45
City Printing Works           Voters Lists   210.00
Crowder & Penzer             Coal.               42.52
C.P. Telegraph Co.             Telegrams         3.59

A deputation from the Improvement Co again waited upon the Committee regarding Lots 1,2,3, 7 & 8 Block 48. 181

After considerable discussion the Committee decided to reconsider their former resolution and fix the selling price at $800.00 including the cost of submitting the By-Law to the ratepayers. The Deputation agreed to pay the price fixed and withdrew.

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Communications

From James Bloomfield asking for an order to illuminate an address to Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper and General Booth. Filed.

From W.H. Hooper Griffin asking the Committee to give an order for copies of the B.C. Directory for 1895.
Resolved that one copy be ordered.

From M.G. McLeod, asking what action he should taken towards collecting a License from the New Westminster & Vancouver Tramway Co.
Referred to the City Solicitor.

The Communications from E. Mackin and E.B. Morgan were laid over for another week.

Resolved,

That the workmen employed by Messrs Purdy & Williams on the Reservoir contract be paid the amount set opposite their names on the Pay Roll presented to this Board, said amounts to be paid subject to an order being obtained from the County Court. Judge authorizing same.

sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 14th 1894. Present – the Full Board.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Claike & Stuart             Supplies    $17.75
City Printing Works      “                147.70
News.Advertiser           Ads.              7.70
McLachlin & Gates       Insurance    20.00

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Communications

From Alex McDonald stating that the Poll Tax Collector had collected a tax from him although he lived outside the City limits. Filed.

From E. B. Morgan asking that the taxes overpaid by him on Lot 6 B86.196 be refunded.
Resolved that his request be granted

The following tenders were received for the purchase of $90.00 of the electric lights debentures:-

Hanson Bros. $92.11 per $100.00 Debentures Nov 23rd

Hanson Bros.     $92.11 per $100.00 Debentures Nov 23rd
“          “            92.56   “       “           “               Dec   7
“          “            96.05   “       “           “                “     14
Bank of B.N.A.   92.10   “       “           “             Nov 23
“          “            92.35   “       “           “               London
“          “            92.10   “       “           “               Dec 14
“          “            92.35   “       “           “               London
Wilson Smith      91 3/4   “       “           “            Nov 23
“          “             93.10    “       “           “             Dec 14
“          “             93.25    “       “           “             London
G.A. Stinson         95.11   “       “           “           Dec 14
H.O. Hara & Co 94 5/100 “       “           “           London

Resolved.

That the offer of Hanson Bros. dated Dec 14th 1894 be accepted and that the City Clerk be instructed to send them the following telegram “Your tender for $90,000. 4 per cent; 40 year bonds accepted at $96.05 for each $100 and accrued interest, bonds to be delivered and interest and principal payable at Vancouver, all subject to By-Law being sustained. Please confirm at once by wire and by letter”

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Resolved

That the City Treasurer be authorized to refund to purchasers of lots at the Tax Sale the amounts paid by them and interest thereon, when the said amounts and interest have been paid by the owners for the redemption of the lots

sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Resolved.
That the Clause in the Report in the Report in relation to the sale of the bonds be referred back. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell.
Seconded by “ Salsbury.

That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on December 6th 1894.
Present – the full Board.

Communications

From M. Ellison asking for employment. Filed for reference

From Bridges & Hunter asking that the lane in Block 13.541 be fixed up.

Referred to the City Engineer to examine and report.

From W.W. Spafford asking that the west end of lane in Block 26.200a be graded
Referred to the Chain Gang of next year.

From Fane Sewell complaining of bad odors arising from Ventilators of the sewers ad-

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joining his house
Resolved that Mr Sewell be referred to the owner of the house.

From J.T. Hall asking that something be done to take the water off lots 23 & 24 B 10.200a
Referred to the City Engineer to examine and report;

From the Street Inspector submitting a report. Filed for reference

In reference to a petition for a watering trough on Mount Pleasant the following resolution was passed.

Resolved that this Board recommends the placing of two watering troughs one for Westminster Avenue at the junction of Westminster Road and the other for Granville Street near Drake Street the cost for the two not to exceed $120.00

From E.L. Phillips asking that Robson Street between Broughton and Nicola Streets be fixed up.
Referred to the City Engineer to examine & report.

From Mrs. Mary Hodgson etal asking for a sidewalk extension on Princess Street.
City Engineer to examine and report.

From W.C. Archer complaining of the change of grade on Westminster Av. Filed.

From A.E.E. Clark stating that arrangements had been made by her subject to consent of the Council transferring the crushed rock contract to the late contractor or W.H. Kendall, also from the latter offering to purchase the crusher and the whole of the plant from the City at a valuation to be arrived at by arbitration, also from W.H. Baxter re payment for supplies.

Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed

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to make a valuation of the whole rock crushing plant and fixtures which Dr Kendall proposes to take over from the City and report to the Board at a special meeting to be held on Thursday next at which date the whole question will be taken of.

Resolved that the Health Inspector be relieved of his duties as sewer inspector and that the man at present looking after the sewers be notified to report this to the Board direct.

Resolved that a one plank walk be laid on Hastings Street east from where it now end of the swampy ground.

A communication was received from J.W. Horne asking permission to excavate under the sidewalk for a building he is about to erect at the N.W. Corner of Hastings and Seymour Streets.

Permission granted subject to his signing the usual bond.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

B.C.M.T.& T. Co.   Supplies    $12.24
H. McCraney                                2.00
E.M. Baillie                                     50
E. Clough                                        50
W.J. Allen                                    1.00
G. McKay .                                     50
Evans Coleman & Evans             8.00
A Goldstein                                  2.25
G. Pratley                                     1.50
M. Rae                                          3.35
J. Izen                                           1.00
A.E.E. Clark                           1534.49
W.S. Cook                                598.90
Van Elec Ry & L Co                    5.00

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T. Clough                                          50 cts
W.C. Marshall                                 4.00
Mason & Peterson                            .50
McLennan & McFeely                    2.65
Diplock & Co                                  9.50
G.F. Baldwin                                     .85
D. Gibbons                                    10.77
W.S. Tait                                      184.11
D.H. Morgan etal                        698.25

Resolved that the account of Thos. Dunn for rebate for Bituminous sidewalk laid at Dunn Block Granville Street amounting to $47.04 be passed subject to the usual bond being furnished.

Resolved that the account for cement tile sidewalk laid in front of the Agle-Thomson Block, Hastings Street amounting to $78.40 be passed subject to the usual bond being furnished.

The Board met again on Thursday the 13th next

Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown.

The object of the meeting was to discuss the question of the transfer of A.E.E. Clark’s Rock crushing contract to the late contractor Dr W.H. Kendall.

Resolved that this Board recommends that A.E.E. Clark be permitted to transfer the crushed rock contract with the city to Dr. W.H. Kendall, the latter agreeing to take over from the City the entire rock crushing plant and fixtures for the sum of $3278. plus the sum of $52.30 for his proportion of jaws etc paid for by the City; Delivery to commence as soon as possible after the 1st of January 1895 Dr. Kendall agreeing to withdraw his suit against

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the City and pay the taxed costs – the plant to be paid for in rock, only 50 per cent of each estimate to be paid to Dr Kendall until the above mentioned price is liquidated. Dr Kendall to receive the percentage amounting to $2108.96 held back since May last pending the suit. The City Solicitor to prepare a contract to be signed by Dr Kendall embodying these conditions

sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Shaw

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Thursday Dec 6th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Bethune, McCraney and W Brown

Resolved that the Committee adjourn until 4 o’clock on Monday the 17th next in consequence of an appeal having been entered on the By-Law to raise $100,000 for electric lighting purposes.

sgd Alex Bethune
Chairman

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

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday Dec 4th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Bethune, Queen and McPhaiden.

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The foreman’s report for work done to date was received and filed.

Resolved.

That Messrs Purdy & Williams be instructed to send in a payroll of all wages owing on the reservoir contract and a statement of all material still unpaid for and to whom owing on the reservoir contract.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Creamer & Langley              Supplies           $1.26
Evans Coleman & Evans       “                      16.00
Gas Co                                   “                        2.75
Market Hardware Store         “                 2.75 4.05
Tug Swan                              Towing      2.00 10.00
Van City Iron Works             Supplies  10.49 97.49
B.C. Iron Works                       “           27.32 39.87
Welsh Bros                               “                     27.32
W Hooper etal                       Labor              369.65

Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Report be adopted Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Friday December 14th 1894

Present – Aldermen McDowell, Salsbury, McPhaiden and Wm Brown

Reports were received from, Dr Thomas, A.W. Scullar, Miss Macfie and, the Milk Inspector which were filed.

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Resolved.

That A. Balkwill, S.R. Walker, J. Hagelberg, Henry Lee, August Zullmer and D. McArthur be each granted an acre plot in the cemetery on which to cut cordwood under the usual conditions.

Resolved.

That applications be invited for the position of Milk Inspector and such other duties in the way of inspection as may be thought necessary to attach to the position. Salary to be fixed at $50.00 per month, applications to be received up to the 25th next.

Resolved.

That the Plumbing Inspector be placed under the control of the Board of Works and that the party holding the position be qualified to act as Building Inspector and that he keep a Record Book for the information of the Assessor.

Resolved.

That an account of the Board of Works having relieved the Health Inspector of his duties in the connection with the Inspection of Sewers that hereafter his salary be $50.00 per month.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Mellish & Gray                 Supplies   $96.25
Texas Lake Ice Co            “                   5.30
Weeks & Robson              “                 21.15
C.S. Philp                          “                23.89
Marshall. McCrae & Co   “                  1.00
Wm Ralph                         “                    15
City Printing Works          “                 1.00
C. Nelson                          “               74.80

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B.C.M.T. & T. Co              Supplies    $2.00
C. Nelson.                          “                 9.50
Evans, Coleman & Evans  “               10.50
Van Gas Co.                       Rent           5.70
W.J. McGuigan                  Inquests   10.00
Louis Boucher                   Supplies     2.50
McLennan & McFeely      “                 5.05
Diplock & Co                    “                 5.65
Nelson & Martin               “               18.26
W.H. DeBou                      “               77.31
Texas Lake Ice Co             “               10.65
Clark & Stuart                   “               13.50
Henry Collins                    “                 3.25
Russell. McDonald & Co Labor        58.25
E. Hudson                         “                  2.00
F. Mattach                         “                  1.25
Crowder & Penzer           Supplies     17.95
Pioneer Steam Laundry   Washing     71.79
James Carnahan           Scavengering    .50
Diplock & Co.                Supplies        4.75
Alex McDonald               Drayage       2.15
Lockhart & Center           Burials       26.70
Champion & White          Supplies      5.00
R.H. Caswell                    Salary        65.00
Champion & White     Scavengering   1.25
Geo. Wright                      Labor          2.00
John McLaren                   Fare            5.00
Russell, McDonald & Co Supplies      4.00
F. Filion                            “                29.28
Moodyville S.S. Co.         “                  3.92
Wm Robb                         “                45.62
F. Filion                            “                91.99

sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Report be adopted

Moved in amendment:
That the clauses in reference to the Plumbing Inspector and the Sewer Inspector be referred back. Amendment carried.

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

Introduction of By-Laws.

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

That the By-Law to appoint the Deputy Returning Officers etc for the conduct of the Municipal elections be read a first time. Carried

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

That the amendments to By-Laws No 332 & 200 be read a first – time. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney

That a Clause be inserted in the Charter enabling the City to set apart a certain fund every year as an insurance fund against fire Carried

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Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell

That the City Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to forward the sum of $200.00 to Victoria in payment of the House fee required for the amendments to the City Charter. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws.

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

That the Polling By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law with 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 C.L. Brown.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Wm Brown gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to close the end of Prior Street on False Creek the part proposed to be closed to extend from the west – side of the lane at the rear of the lots fronting on Westminster Avenue, also that he will introduce a By-Law to authorize the sale of Lots 1,2,3,7 & 8 Block 48. D.L. 181 and a By-Law to authorize

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the conveyance of the C.P.R. Right of Way at the Sugar Refinery.

The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Future Council Members May Not Hold City Contracts – December 11, 1894

A number of amendments to the City Charter were passed: future Mayors and Aldermen may not have business dealings or contracts with the City; Aldermen to be elected for one year only; the Ward system to remain unchanged. A proposal, however, that Ward representatives must live within the same Ward was lost.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Jane Edmonds

City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 334 – 335
to see original handwritten minutes – click here

[Volume 6 page] 334

Vancouver December 11th, 1894

The Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, December 11th, 1894 at 8 p.m. for the purpose of considering the proposed amendments to the City Charter.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Queen, McPhaiden, William Brown, C.L. Brown, and Bethune.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.
That the workmen employed by Messrs Purdy and Williams on the reservoir contract be paid 50 percent of the amount of the payroll presented. Carried

The Council went into committee of the whole for the consideration of the proposed amendments to the City Charter, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That no person who is not a resident of a ward shall be qualified to be a representative of that ward. Lost

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That that part of Subsection of Section 4 which permits a shareholder of an Incorporation Company having dealings or contracts with the City to occupy the position of Mayor or Alderman be repealed. Carried

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Moved by Alderman Bethune
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the Ward System remain as it is. Carried

Moved by Alderman Bethune
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That hereafter the Aldermen be elected for one year. Carried

The other clauses of the amendments were read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.
Moved and seconded that the proposed amendments be published five times in the local papers.

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by Alderman Wm. Brown
That the Mayor, Alderman Salsbury and Wm Brown and the City Solicitor be appointed a deputation to go to Victoria to look after the Charter amendments. Carried

The Council then adjourned.
Signed
R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thomas P. McGuigan
City Clerk

Seized gambling funds to be used for Mayor’s social service fund – December 3, 1894

The City Engineer will examine what repairs are needed to the Market Hall and then lease holder Mr. Beattie must make the repairs within fourteen days of discovery. The City’s Police and Fire Committees merge, as do the Light and Water Committees. Better ventilation to be provided for the Operating Room at the City Hospital. $126.50 recovered in a gambling raid given to the Mayor for a Secret Service fund.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Cathy Harmer

City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 325 – 333
to see original handwritten minutes for Dec 3, 1894 click here > part one | part two

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Vancouver December 3rd 1894
The Council met on Monday December 3rd 1894. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, Mcdowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From Wulffsohn & Bewicke asking for a cheque for paving in front of the Thomson Ogle Block, Hastings Street.
Referred to Board of Works

From W. L. Smith et al asking that some action be taken towards having the wages paid for work done on the Reservoir.
Referred to the Water Committee.

From A. G. Ferguson, Chairman of the Park Commissioners asking that $2000.00 be retained out of Purdy & Williams Contract to be applied towards repairing the Park Road.
Referred to the Water Committee

From John Wolf asking for credit on his license.
Filed

From W.T. Stewards asking for a share of the Contract for installing the electric lights.
Referred to the F & L Committee

From Mrs Mary Hodgson etal asking for a side walk on Princess St at Block 76,
Referred to the Board of Works

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From Bridges & Hunter asking for repairs to the Alleyway between Richards and Seymour Streets.
Referred to the Board of Works

From M G. McLeod License Inspector asking what action to take regarding the collection of the license from the Tramway Co.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From H. Hackett again calling attention to the condition of the lane between Richards & Seymour Streets.
Referred to the Board of Works

From John McLaren reporting on the electric lights.
Filed

The following Reports were received and read.
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday November 30th, 1894,
Present Alderman Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden and Wm Brown.
Communications
From R.D. Askins and the Texas Lake Ice Co. asking for free water and exemption from taxation in consideration of the erecting Ice and Refrigerating Works.
Resolved.

That they be given water at 15 cents per 1000 gallons and their improvements be exempt from taxation if approved by the ratepayers.

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A deputation from the Improvements Company waited upon the Board in reference to Lots 1,2,3,7 & 8, 13, 48, DL, 181 and endeavored to get a reduction on the price fixed by the Committee.
No Action Taken.
Resolved:
That the work recommended by the Board of Works to be done on Manitoba and Columbia Streets be not proceeded with as there are no funds for that purpose.
Resolved:
That the Provincial Legislature be asked to place the following amounts in their estimates: General Hospital $5000. Women’s’ Ward $1000, Fire Department $500.00

From the Secretary of the Free Library Board asking for the balance of their appropriation.
Laid over for one week,

From John Wolf asking time on his scavenger license.
Request not granted.

From Mrs Webster asking that Lot H Block 19 264 belonging to the Alexandra Hospital be exempted from taxation.
Laid over.

From P. Carey asking that the money paid in by him on account of Frontage tax be placed to his credit on account of water.
Filed.

From E.B Morgan asking for the refund of 8.00 taxes over paid on Lot 6, B 86 196.
Referred to the Assessor for report.

From the City Auditor furnishing report for October.
Filed

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Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to again call for tenders for the purchase of the electric light tenders such tenders to be received up to Friday December 14th at 3 P.M.
The following accounts were recommended for payment
A.J. Paterson
Clerical work
36.00
J.J. Cowderoy
“”
12.50
H.M. Henderson
“”
60.00
Diplock + cl.
Supplies
33.40
Rand B.P.
Insurance
10.00
J.J. Bamfield
Insurance
10.00
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the report be adopted.
Carried.
Fire and Light Committee
The Fire and Light Committee met on Monday December 3rd, 1894,
Present Aldermen Shaw, Queen, McCraney, Wm Brown and Bethune.
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown,
Seconded by “ McCraney,
That Alderman Bethune be appointed Chairman.
Carried

The City Solicitor was instructed to draw up an agreement between the BC Iron Works Co. and the City for the installation of an electric light plant.

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Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Shaw.
That Lot 1 in Bock 25 and lots 11 & 15 [?] In Block 22, 196 be purchased as a site for the Power House, price $7500.00 on terms to be arranged.
Sgd Alex Bethune
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Police Committee
The Police Committee met on Wednesday November 28th 1894.
Present Alderman C.L. Brown, McPhaiden and Wm Brown.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Wm Gurney Cab Co.
Cab
$1.00
C.S. Philp
Supplies
7.57
F. Filion

17.69
D.J. McLean & Co.

25.20 ??
McDonald BrP
Drayage
2.00
P.W. Kennedy
??
12.50

Communications
From Wm Brand, Secretary of the City Band asking if Mr Beattie is required to furnish free light to the Band Room under the terms of his lease of the Market.
Resolved.
That he be informed that Mr. Beattie is not obliged to furnish the Band free light.

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From J.A. Reid, Pound keeper furnishing monthly report.
Filed

From W.D. Ross giving the names of the parties who annoy him.
Referred to the Chief of Police to look after the parties complained of and if necessary to bring them to justice.
Resolved.
That the City Engineer be instructed to make an examination of the Market Hall and prepare a detailed report of the repairs required, that Mr. Beattie be notified to make these repairs and on his failing to do so within 14 days after being notified that his lease of the Market be terminated.
Resolved
That the water supplied to the Pound House be charged to the Police Department.
Resolved.
That the Members of the Police Force be required to ____??? on the same principle as the Firemen.
Resolved.
That the sum of $126.50 paid in by the Chief of Police from the proceeds of a raid on a gambling den be paid to the Mayor to be disbursed as a Secret Service fund.
sgd C.L Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C. L. Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
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Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday, November 27th 1894.
Present Alderman McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown.
The following accounts were recommended for Payment:
J.R. Graham
Chimney Sweeping
$3.00
Chamfrion & White
Scavengering
7.00
A.C. Lumfries
Labor
2 00

A communication was received from D. Tunstall asking to be appointed a member of the Hospital Staff.
Resolved that his request be granted.

Resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to get one hundred copies of the Milk Vendors By-law with amendments printed.
Resolved that the acre plots in the cemetery staked out by the City Engineer be apportioned as follows:
Sections one and two. Coombs etal,
Three E Meyers
Four R. McCullough
Five D. McCoury [?]
And that the City Clerk be instructed to have the contracts drawn up by the City Solicitor signed by the parties receiving the allotments.

Resolved
That the City Engineer be instructed to provide better ventilation for the operating room at the City Hospital.
A report was received from the Milk Inspector which was filed.
Sgd John McDowell,
Chairman

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Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Rules be suspended and leave granted to introduce a By-Law to amend the By-Law No. 215,
Carried
The By-Law was read a first time.

Motions
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the Chain gang be sent as early as possible to make the two pieces of streets mentioned in the Finance Committee Report in Ward 5.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L Brown
That the Water Works payroll for two weeks ending November 26th and amounting to $369.65 be passed and paid subject to the approval of the Water Committee.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L Brown
That in the opinion of Council the following changes should be made in the Committees:
That the number be Five instead of Six

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That the Police and Fire be assigned to a Committee and Water and Light to a Committee
Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That a Committee be appointed to interview the Chief Post Office Inspector on his arrival in this City.
Carried

The Mayor appointed Alderman Wm Brown, Salsbury and McCraney.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McCraney,
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the Rules be suspended and the amendments to By-Law No 215 read a second time.
Carried

The Council then went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law with 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 McCraney seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

Notice of Motion
Alderman Wm Brown gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the Procedure By-Law in conformity with the resolution passed tonight amalgamating certain Committees.

The Council then adjourned until Tuesday the 4th at 8 P.M.

Ths F McGuigan, City Clerk
R.A. Anderson Mayor

Lands for CPR, Street Railway Identified – November 26, 1894

Lands for CPR, Street Railway Identified – November 26, 1894

Alderman Franklin granted leave of absence to the end of the year. Boundaries of the land given to the CPR to serve the sugar refinery were adjusted somewhat. Ends of certain lots required by the Street Railway Company were authorized to be sold for $900. The Water Committee to identify the lands it needs for the Dam, and the city will begin expropriating those lands.

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illustration:
City of Vancouver Archives 162-19
View of Powell Street looking west from Raymur Avenue

source:
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 319 – 324
to see original handwritten minutes, click here

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Vancouver November 26th 1894

The Council met on Monday, November 26th 1894.
Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen
Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm Brown,
C.L. Brown, and Bethune
The minutes of last meeting were read, and, ad-
opted.
The following communications were received
and read:
From E. Machin Secretary of the Free Library aski-
ing for the balance of their appropriation.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From John Wolf, asking for time for the payment
of his scavengers license.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From Alderman Franklin asking for leave of absence
to the end of the year and requesting that Alder
man Wm Brown be appointed on the com-
mittees of which he was a member.
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That he be granted leave of
Absence
Carried

Moved By Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That Alderman Wm. Brown
be appointed on the committees vacated
by Alderman Franklin
Carried

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From R.O. Atkins, asking for free water and ex
emption from taxes for a period of years in
consideration for the erection and carrying
on of refrigerating Works in the City.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From Mrs. A.E. Webster asking for exemption from
taxation on Lot 4, Block 112, 264A
Referred to the Finance Committee

From W. D. LeSuer, Secretary to the Post Master
General acknowledging receipt of communi
cation re free postal delivery
Filed

From John Mclaren reporting on the electric
lights.
Filed

From the City Engineer stating that the plans
of the Tatlow building on Hastings Street were in
accordance with the By-Laws
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown.
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the plans of the Tatlow building
to be erected on Hastings Street next to the Bank
of B. N. A. be approved same having been exam-
imed by the City Engineer and found to con-
form to the requirements of the Fire ByLaw
Carried

The following Reports were received and read:

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Tuesday November
20th 1894
Present – Alderman Wm Brown, Bethune and
McPhaiden

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Communications
From Evans, Coleman & Evans re Purdy & Williams
estimate on Reservoir
Filed

From Harris & McNeill re acceptance from Purdy & Williams
Resolved
That the City Engineer make a plan showing
what lands are required around the Dam, and along
the pipe line for the purposes of the water works on the
north side of Burrard Inlet and that the Solicitor
take steps to expropriate same.

The following accounts were recommended for pay-
ment:
Ths. Dunn & Co                  Supplies      $103.49
Ths. Veitch                          Teaming          13.38
McLennan & McFeely        Supplies          41.21
Vancouver Gas Co.              “                         .50
W.L Tait                               “                      27.23
Vancouver City Iron Works “                      19.20
John Boyd & co                   “                        5.95
Robertson & Hackett           “                      11.09
Van Gas Co                          “                        8.00
B.C Iron Work Co                “                    363.15
A.E. Crickmay                     Duty                  3.55
W Hooper et al                    Labor             397.80
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the report be adopted
Carried

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Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday November
23rd 1894
Present the full board.
Communications
From M.C. McLean asking the Council to place
a By-Law for $50000 00 before the people to be spent
during the winter:
Filed.

From W. E. Gravely asking for instructions to re-
new Policy No 2280332 covering the insurance
on Fire Hall No 1.
Request Granted

Resolved
That the City convey to the Canadian
Pacific Railway Co the following described
piece of land viz “Commencing at a point on the
westerly limit of Raymur Avenue produced North
Sixty six feet from the westerly corner of Block 49
in the subdivision of Lot 181 aforesaid, thence north
in the continuation of the Westerly limit of Raymur
ave produced 64 feet, thence east 262 feet more or
less to the line of the westerly limit of Boundary
Avenue produced north, thence south, along
said limit produced 14 ft. 5 in, thence westerly
in a straight line to the place of beginning 266
feet more or less” ; in pursuance of the agree
ment made when the bonus was granted the
Sugar Refinery Co, and that a By-Law be
submitted to the ratepayers, at as early a
date as convenient to authorize the signing
of such conveyance and that the conveyance
already made to the C.P.R co be cancelled
the company having agreed to accept the

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first described piece of land in lieu of the latter.

Resolved.
That if Messrs Rand Bros on behalf of the Vancouver
Improvement Co pay $900 00 for the ends of lots 1.2.3.7&8
Block 48.181 that the same be conveyed to them or
their assigns and that a By-law authorizing the sign
ing of the conveyance be submitted to the ratepayers
to vote on, as soon as conveniently can be.

The following accounts were recommended for pay-
ment:
H. Kersey          Repairs        $6.75
E. Kingcombe   on account   25.00
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ C. L. Brown.
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the City Clerk is hereby instructed to
notify forthwith the contractor for the crushed rock
that the City will accept no more of that mat
erial until further notice.

A member of the Council having taken objection to
the passage of The Resolution the Mayor decided
that it required a notice of motion before introduction

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Notice of Motion
Alderman Wm Brown gave notice:
(1) That he will move at the next regular
meeting of the Council that the member of the
Committees be reduced to five and the work of
some of them re arranged.
(2) that he will move the conditions on
which the Council will hereafter grant the use
of any of the streets of the City for street railway
purposes to any Company shall be a fixed sum
per mile or portion thereof, and a percentage
of the gross earnings.

The Council then adjourned
RA Anderson
Mayor

Ths. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Robson Street railway permission repealed – November 19, 1894

Robson Street railway permission repealed – November 19, 1894

Permission given in 1893 for the Street Railway company to lay tracks on Robson Street was repealed*. Council was invited to attend the opening ceremonies for St. Paul’s Hospital. A three plank walk wanted by the Board of Works was disallowed by the rest of Council. The walk would have gone across Bridge Street (now part of Main Street at Terminal) to Ninth (now Broadway), then along Broadway to Ontario Street.

*Though a Street Railway was eventually put on Robson Street, as shown in this photo from 1901*

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illustration:
City of Vancouver Archives 371-563
BC Electric Railway Car No 26 Robson St-Park, 1901

source:
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 305 – 318
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Vancouver November 19th 1894

The Council met on Monday November 19th 1894 at 8 P.M.
Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Wm Brown, Franklin, Bethune, and C.L. Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From John Wolf asking for credit on his license. Filed

From Wm Brand, Secretary of the City Band asking if A.M. Beattie was obliged to furnish light to the Band room under the terms of his lease.
Referred to the Police Committee & City Solicitor

From J.Z. Hall asking that the water be drained off lots 23 & 24 Block 10.200a
Referred to the Board of Works

From Evans, Coleman & Evans warning the City not to pay any monies to Messrs Purdy & Williams until their assignment is satisfied.
Referred to the Water Committee

From the Rev. H.G. F. Clinton inviting the Mayor and Council to a Musical and Dramatical Concert to be held in St. James hall on Thanksgiving Day and enclosing 12 complimentary tickets.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the invitation be accepted with thanks. Carried.

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From Rev Father Eummelen inviting the Mayor and Council to be present at the opening Ceremonies at St. Paul’s Hospital on Thursday the 22nd next at 2:30 P.M.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Queen
That the invitation be accepted. Carried

From Lord Aberdeen thanking the Mayor, Council and Citizens for the many manifestations of loyal welcome extended to him while in Vancouver. Filed.

From John McLaren furnishing report on the electric lights. Filed.

From R.W. Armstrong asking for the use of the City Hall on the 31st proximo for holding a Court of Revision on the Dominion Voter’s List
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That his request be granted. Carried.

From W.B. Ross asking for compensation for being injured at the Cosmopolitan Corner
Referred to the City Clerk.

From W.C. Archer asking for compensation for loss of revenue through change of grade on Westminster Avenue.
Referred to the Board of Works.

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Reports
The following Reports were received and read:-

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on the 15th next
Present – Aldermen McCraney, C.L. Brown, Queen and Shaw

Dr. Philpotts appeared before the Board, asking for an entrance to be made to his premises.
Referred to the Officer in Charge of the Chaingang to make a road sufficient to get in a team; also to clean out the ditch on Georgia Street.

At the request of Mr. McGeer it was resolved to instruct the Street Inspector to fix up 12th Av in front of Mr McGeer’s premises and to put down a one plank walk.

Correspondence
From C. Dogerty asking for a two plank walk over Barnard St. east of Vernon St.
Referred to the Street Inspector to give him some old plank. Mr. Dogerty to put them down himself.

From Geo Martin asking that the alley between Davie and Burnaby Streets from Thurlow to Bute Street be graded.
Referred to the Chain gang for attention

A petition of property owners in Block 54.200a, asking to have the lane graded was also referred to the Chain Gang.
In reference to the bond to be given by Mr. Miller re cement tile sidewalk it was decided to have

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Same dated 18th October 1894, the year’s guarantee to date from that date.

From W. Smith & Sons submitting cuts and prices for horse scrapers.
Resolved that a one horse scraper be purchased for use on the streets.

From Len Robjohn’s etal asking for a sewer from Burrard to Bute
Resolved that the petitioners be informed that the Board has no funds for the purpose.

From A. Calori asking that the Streets in front of his premises the Hotel Europe be fixed up
Referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

From H.Hackett etal asking that the lane in Block 34.541 be macadamized
Referred to the Street Inspector

From the City Solicitor and the Street Inspector on the excavation corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to have the sidewalk replaced to its proper position on Seymour Street.

From Geo Martin asking that the sidewalk be raised in front of Lot 30.Block 2,200a and the approach filled in
Referred to the Street Inspector for attention

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The petition for the grading of Robson Street, the City Solicitors letter relating to the extension of the Street Railway on that street and Messrs Gorden, Hermans and Burwell’s letter on the same subject were all read and discussed.
Resolved
That the matter be laid over as this Board has no funds to grade Robson Street at present.

From Messrs McLennan & McFeely complaining of broken planks in lane at back of their store and asking that the lane be fixed
Referred to the Street Inspector for immediate attention

From W.H. Kendall offering a shipment of Jaws etc for the crusher to the City at cost viz £ 58.15.2
Resolved that Dr Kendall be notified that the matter has been referred to the present contractor and that he had better communication with him.

From A.H. Hatch etal asking for a watering trough at Mount Pleasant.
Referred to the City Engineer to get price for one and report

Resolved
That any men collecting and breaking up boulders and stones from the Streets fit for macadamizing purposes will if same are

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conveniently and properly filed be paid for same at the rate of $1.22 per cubic yard.

Resolved that the Chairman of the Fire and Light Committee be requested to arrange to have the fire teams take the Chain gang out to their work.

Resolved.
That the following work be recommended to be done,
(1) Manitoba Street grading from Lorne to Lansdown
(2) Columbia Street, grading from Lorne Street, Southerly about 310 feet thence along Landsdowne St. to give access to Mr. Battison’s house,
(3) 3 plank sidewalk from the Bridge along Bridge Street to Ninth Avenue and thence along Ninth Avenue to Ontario Street 4200 feet more or less.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
McLennan & McFeely Supplies √ $9.85
Hastings Mill Store Supplies √ 3.63
Creamer & Langley “ √ .35
S.S. Clyde √ 2.50
D. McGillivray Paving 638.22
F. Filion Supplies √ 1.50
Thos. Dunn & Co. “ √ 64.74
W.S. Cook, Delivering Crushed rock. 373.85
A.E.E. Clark “ “ 1014.55
D.G. Morgan etal Labor 579.40

Resolved that the account of Messrs Leamy and Kyle amounting to $533.06 be passed and apportioned as advised by the City Solicitor

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The Board then adjourned
Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

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

Moved in amendment by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell.
That the Clause in relation to the laying of a sidewalk on Bridge Street be struck out;
Amendment carried.

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

Police Committee
The Police Committee met on Friday November 19th 1894.
Present – the full Board

Communications
From John L. Carter applying for a position on the Police Force.
Filed for reference.

From Robert Barker complaining about the destruction of property on Vacant houses in the vicinity of Drake Street.
Referred to the Chief of Police for attention

From E.H. Downing asking for the refund of a certain portion of the License paid by him

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for plumbing purposes.
Laid over to be considered when he is in a position to claim it under the terms of the amendments to the Trades License By-Law.

From P.W. Kennedy claiming $12.50 surety for the arrest and conviction of an Indian found drunk, with whisky in his possession
Referred to the City Solicitor to look up the law on the subject

From W.B. Ross asking to be protected against certain annoyances when walking on the streets.
Resolved,
That he be requested to give the names of the parties who annoy him.

Resolved that the Chief of Police be authorized to purchases 12 pairs of blankets for the City Jail.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
James Carnahan Scavengering √$2.00
D.J. Campbell. Supplies 36.70
Thos Dunn & Co. “ √ 1.60
G.W. Hutchings Repairs √ 3.00
H.E. Langis Medical Attendance √ 8.00
Michael Carriere Scavengering √ 4.00
Johnston Kerfoot & Co. Supplies √ 191.00
W.A. McIntosh & Co “ √ 23.40
sgd C.L. Brown
Chairman

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

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Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Friday November 16th 1894
Present – the full Board

The following accounts were recommended for payment
Union S.S. Co. Fare √ $2.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans. Supplies 8.00
B.C.M.T.& T. Co “ √ 1.94
Wm Ralph “ √ 3.35
McIntosh & Co “ √ 68.64
City of Victoria Keep of Lepers √ 32.43
F. Filion Supplies √ 6.77
W.S. Gamble Acting Plumbing Inspector √ 30.00
Crowder & White Drayage √ 5.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing √ 89.86
C.S. Phelp Supplies √ 23.90
McLennan & McFeely “ √ 1.50
N. Laundry “ √ 5.00
F. Filion “ √ 1.48
Crowder & Penzer “ 10.90
Dr. Johnston Medical Attendance √ 5.00
M.S. Rose Supplies √ 2.00
Henry Collins “ √ 8.78
Wm Ralph “ √ 10.65
Evans, Coleman & Evans “ √ 7.00
City Printing Works “ √ 12.00
F. Filion “ √ 99.06
R.H. Caswell. Milk Testing 27.50
J.C. Douglas Supplies √ 24.50
Van Gas Co. Rent √ 2.05

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G.H. Wilson Supplies √ $4.90
Evans, Coleman & Evans “ √ 7.00
Henry Collins “ √ 12.05
D.J. Campbell “ 30.65
W.H. DeBoer “ √ 67.63
B.C. M. T. & T. Co “ √ 44.33
Weeks & Robson “ √ 5.75
Thos Dunn & Co. “ √ 3.05
J.K. Davis Glazing √ 3.75

Communications
From John Wolf asking for a share of the Citys scavengering. Filed

From M.C. McLean secretary of the Ratepayers Protective Association asking if the passage of the Milk Vendors By-Law would increase the City’s expenses and if it would necessitate an increase of the City Officials.
Resolved.
That he be informed that the City’s expenses will be increased and an additional of one man made to the City Staff.

From C. Slade etal and E. Myers asking for permission to cut timber on the Cemetary grounds.
Referred to the City Engineer to stake off the grounds in acre plits giving an equal frontage on the North Arm Road.

From John Brenton and R.H. Caswell submitting reports on the Milk Tests made. Filed.

From Johnson Gibbins V.S. asking for the preference of appointment in connection with the inspection of cattle. Filed

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From Miss Macfie furnishing monthly report. Filed

From J.R. Anderson, Statistician, stating that the Government was quite agreeable to Mr. Hicking bottom locating in Vancouver Filed.

Resolved.
That the sum of $1000 be placed in the hands of the Chief of Police to be applied towards assisting Mrs McHugh and her three children to purchase a passage to Cleveland.
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 16th 1894.
Present – the full Board

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
News.Advertiser Ads $355.80
The World P & P Co. “ 357.40
McLennan & McFeely Supplies √ 4.90
City Printing Works “ √ 21.55
G.F. Baldwin Disbursements 12.00
H.Kersey Repair √ 3.00

Communications
From John Tellers asking if the purchaser’s Title for lots purchased at the tax sale where the property stands in the name of the Government is subject to the 2nd & 3rd instalments due.
Resolved.
That he be informed that the terms and conditions will be made known on the day of sale.

From J. Dixon, Secretary of the Licensed Victuallers asking that the License on Billiard and Pool Tables be reduced from $20.00 to $10.00
Referred to the incoming Council for consideration.

Resolved.
That the sum of $7483.71 be paid over from the sum of $38,260.63 now on special deposit in the Bank and placed to the credit of the revenue Account.
sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by ‘ Franklin
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Monday November 19th 1894
Present – the full Board
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Welsh Bros. Supplies √ $176.23
Gutta Percha & Rubber Mfg Co. Supplies 55.75
D. Wilson “ √3.20
Crowder & Penzer “ √ 14.47
James Carnahan Scavengering √ 1.00
Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies √.55
B.C.M.T. & T. Co. “ √ 2.79

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Wm Hamilton Mfg Co. Supplies √ .50 cts
F. Filion “ √ $.7.61
McLennan & McFeely “ √ 2.21
B.C. Iron Works Co. “ √ 26.21
Wm Ralph “ √ 11.30
Thos Dunn & Co “ √46.16
Van Elec Ry & L. Co Lights √ 1806.00
Sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell.
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign the two late petitions addressed to the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia praying that the leave be granted to amend the City Charter and that all clauses in the Municipalities Act relating to Vancouver be repealed. Carried.

Moved Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the Pay Roll of the Water Works employees amounting to $397.50 and up to Noon 12th be passed and payed subject to the approval of the Water Works Committee. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the resolution of the Board of Works of May 11th 1893 and approved at the following meeting of Council giving authorization to the Street Railway Company to lay a track on Robson Street be and is hereby rescinded. Carried.
Yeas. Aldermen Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Wm Brown, Franklin and Bethune.
Nays Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw & C.L. Brown.

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Queen
That in order that the dismissal of the Assistant City Engineer be placed on the same footing as that of the Street Inspector be it resolved that he be paid to the end of this month. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

North Vancouver Wants Three Years’ Road Tax – November 12, 1894

The Mayor of North Vancouver demanded retroactive road tax for all Vancouver employees working on the Water Works over the past three years. William Cargill asked to be paid for the shingles used in roofing the grand stand at Hastings Park, claiming them as his property. Amendments to the Milk Vendors’ By-Law received third reading.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 300 – 304
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Vancouver November 12th 1894

The Council met on Monday November 12th 1894.
Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From Wm Jordan asking for the improvement of Manitoba Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From M.C. McLean, Secretary of the Ward 5 Property Protective Association asking for certain information in connection with the Milk Vendors By-Law, etc.
Referred to the Health, Finance & Board of Works.

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

From Joe Dixon calling attention to the license on Pool Tables
Referred to the Finance Committee

From Garden, Hermon and Burwell stating that the St Ry Company were about to proceed to lay a track on Robson Street
Referred to the Board of Works. In this connection the City Solicitor gave as his opinion that under the existing By-Laws and agreement there was nothing authorizing the Company to construct a track along Robson Street.

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From John Lellus asking if the purchasing of lots in 540 would be obliged to pay the final payments on 540 lots when buying for arrears of taxes
Referred to the Finance Committee

From W.H. Kendall asking if the City would take over at cost price the plant he has on hand in connection with the rock crusher.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From F.C. Clarke etal asking for the opening up of Robson Street to allow of the street railway to be laid thereon.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Davis Mashall & McNeill stating that the 27th next at 11 A.M. was fixed for hearing the case re the Electric Lighting By-Law.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From W. Battison asking for the opening up of Lorne Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

Reports

The following were received and read,

Finance Committee.
The Finance Committee met on Friday November 9th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Wm McGill Balance on Grand Stand $15.00

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R. Willard etal            Labor         $25.55
Telephone Co.             Rents        √ 38.50
City Printing Works    Supplies     √ 3.75
News-Advertiser         “                    8.30
Crowder & Penzer      “               √ 21.29
H. Kerrey                    Repairs     √ 15.00
C.P. Telegraph Co.      Telegram      √ .25

Communications
From Wm Cargill asking to be paid for the shingles used in roofing the grand stand at Hastings Park claiming them as his property.
No action taken

sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

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

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Tuesday November 6th 1894
Present – the full Board
The Reeve and Alderman McCartney of the Municipality of North Vancouver waited on the Board with reference to the road from the Caňon to the Dam. The matter was referred to the City Solicitor with reference to the right of way for the water works pipe line.

The Reeve of North Vancouver also demanded a road tax of $2.00 per man per years for all men employed by the City and how have worked in the Municipality of North Vancouver within

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the past three years.
Referred to the City Solicitor.

Communications

From Evans, Coleman & Evans notifying the City not to pay wages for teams or teamsters employed by Purdy and Williams on the reservoir. Filed.

From Purdy and Williams asking to have estimate for reservoir passed at this meeting.
Moved by Aldermen McPhaiden
That Purdy and Williams Estimate be passed. Carried.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
A Linton              Boat hire              √ $18.00
H.S. M. Short       supplies                   √ 6.98
B.C.M.T.& T.Co       “                          √ 8.50
Can Gen’l Elec. Co   “                          √ 3.60
David Wilson             “                           √ .75
News Advertiser        “                           25.00
B.C.M.T. & T. Co      “                         √ 2.00
F. Filion                      ”                        √ 3.00
J.B. Edson               “                       √ 5.00 10
Union S.S. Co.        Hire of Blocks    √ 40.00
Welsh Bros.             Supplies             √ 32.68
A.M. Beattie            Weighing               √ .20
Payne Tapping
Machine Co.             Supplies.             √ 8.10
A.C. Lympus           Repairs √ 7.50
Purdy & Williams   Estimate on Reservoir √ 3000.00

sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the amendments to the Milk Vendors’ By-Law be read a first time. Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the By-Law be read a second time. Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for its Consideration. Carried

Alderman Wm Brown was appointed Chairman
The By-Law was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

The Board then adjourned

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos.F. McGuigan
City Clerk

West End Streets Not To Be Opened– November 5, 1894

Council overturned the Board of Works’ recommendation that streets west of Nicola be opened in the West End. $50 Secret Service fund granted to Mayor, the sum coming from the Police Contingent Fund.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer  Gerald Soon

City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 293 – 299
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[Volume 6 page] 293

Vancouver November 5th 1894
The Council met on Monday November 5th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.K. Brown and Bethune.

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin
That Alderman Wm Brown be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the City Engineer reporting on the cement sidewalks laid by Messrs Miller and McLennan and McFeely. Filed

From A. Calori complaining about the condition of the streets around his hotel.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Wolf asking for a share of the City Scavengering
Referred to the Health Committee.

From Levi Rabjohns etal asking for a sewer in the lane from Burrard to Bute between Nelson and Comox Streets.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From C. Slade etal asking for permission to cut timber on the cemetery grounds
Referred to the Board of Health

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From W.S. Gore acknowledging receipt of communication re Old Man’s Home. Filed

From E.W. Downing asking for a refund on his license.
Referred to the Police Committee

From A.B. Diplock complaining of the condition of the lane between Cordova and Hastings Street and Granville and Seymour.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From H. Hacket etal asking that the lane between Richards & Seymour Streets South of Pender be rocked.
Referred to the Board of Works.

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

From A.H. Hatch etal asking for a fountain at the intersection of Westminster Av and Westminster Road.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Geo Martin asking for the grading of a lane between Davie and Burnaby Streets
Referred to the Board of Works

From N. Dickey etal asking for the opening of a lane in Block 24.200a.
Referred to the Board of Works

From R. Robinson asking for a sidewalk on Alberni St.
Referred to the Board of Works

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From R. Casswell reporting on the Guild as asked.
Referred to the Health Committee

Reports

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on November 1st 1894.
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Queen, Franklin and C.L. Brown.

A deputation consisting of Messrs J.C. Keith Johnson Spinks, C.E. Hope, and several others waiting on the Board to discuss the question of opening up the streets west of Nicola Street under the local improvement plan, the matter having been referred back to the Board by the Council.

It was resolved that the resolution passed by the Board on the 18th of October namely “that this Board recommends that the portion of District Lot 185 lying West of Nicola Street be opened from Water to Water under the Local Improvement Plan” be again referred to the City Council for consideration.

Messrs Peters and Ross applied personally for access to two new houses erected by them on 12th Av west of Manitoba Street.
Resolved that they be granted a 2 plank walk to be laid on 12th Av from Manitoba Street to the houses referred to.

R.H. Paterson wrote stating that the lane in rear of his fence has been cut so deep as to cause the fence to subside.
Referred to the City Engineer to examine and report.

From E.E. Barker complaining about the crossing laid down on Haro Street east of Jervis Street and asking that 66 feet of sidewalk be laid from

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The S.E. Corner of Haro and Jervis passing the front of Lot 7. Block 33.185.
Resolved that Mr Barker be notified that the crossing he refers to is only a temporary one.

From Jonathan Miller applying to have the bond for the cement sidewalk laid down in front of the Miller Block date back as the sidewalk has already been laid down one year.
Laid over pending the City Engineer’s reply to the question relating to this sidewalk put by Alderman Franklin at the Council Meeting.

Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to see that the temporary sidewalk of old plank is put down on Westminster Road to Mr. Sherdahl’s premises.

In reference to a question put by Alderman Franklin at the Council Meeting relating to the depth of the basement drain on Granville Street at Mr Browning’s building, the Engineer submitted the contract drawings and explained that the contractor for the building by connecting with the wrong ‘Y’ lost from a foot to a foot and a half in full.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Wm Smith & Sons. New Broom  $34.30
Gilley Bros                     towing     33.00
A.E.E. Clark                   Rock    1152.90
City Painting Works       Supplies    7.40
D.H. Morgan etal.           Labor    617.85
N.H.Layfield & Co         Supplies    1.75
London Carriage Works “                7.00

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W.S. Cook                      Delivering rock    $525.18
J.W. Currell                    Repairs                         .25

sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the clause in reference to the clearing in the West end be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 2nd 1894.
Present – the full Board

The following tenders were received for the purchase of $4000.00 Local Improvement Debentures:-

Bank of B.N.A. $102.56 and accrued interest
Wm Farrell $4010.00 for the $4000 debentures

Resolved that the tender of the Board of B.N.A. be recommended for acceptance.

The following accounts were recommended for payment :-
Vancouver Loan Trust Savings & G. Co.   Insurance           $200.00
News.Advertiser.                                         Supplies etc.         22.30
B.C.M.T. & T. Co.                                       Supplies etc             .58
Dominion Express Co.                                & Customs             1.90
Hammersly & Hamilton                             Law Costs           533.38

sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

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

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “           McDowell
That the Clause in the Minutes of the Water Committee recommending the purchase of a ticket for Mrs. Macauley be expunged. Carried

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by       “     McCraney
That the sum of $50.00 be placed in the hands of the Mayor so as a Secret Service Fund such sum to be charged up to the Police Contingent fund. Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by     ”        Bethune
That the Pay Roll of the Water Works covering two weeks and ending October 29, 1894 and amounting to $480.85 be passed and paid subject to the approval of the Water Works which meets tomorrow. Carried.

Notices of Motion

Alderman McDowell gave notice that at next regular meeting of Council he will move

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To amend By-Law No 210.
Alderman Franklin gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he will move that the clause giving the V.E.R. & Light Co. the right to move run a track along Robson Street be rescinded.

The Council then adjourned

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos.F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

City Staff to “Make Due Provision” against Sickness Or Death – October 29, 1894

Vancouver City Council required each number of the City’s staff to make “due provision in case of sickness or death” as it would not be responsible. The case of an abandoned three month old child was referred to the Health Committee.  Tenders were advertised to finance $4,000 for Civic Improvements and (in spite of opposition) for $90,000 for Electric Lights A chimney was authorized to be added to the cemetery house, and ventilation for new hospital. (more…)