Columbia Avenue lowlands must be drained – July 16, 1894

Columbia Avenue lowlands must be drained – July 16, 1894

The Medical Health Officer reported on the unsanitary condition of Dupont Street and urged the draining of the low lying lands south of Dupont Street and east and west of Columbia Avenue. The Provincial government requested $200 to cover the cost of smallpox vaccine administered by Dr. McGuigan in August 1892. Taxes were coming in slowly; one citizen, John Castile wrote to suggest that persons in arrears for taxes be allowed to work them out.

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 152 – 163

[volume 6 page152]

Vancouver July 16th 1894

The Council met on Monday July 16th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
Alderman Wm Brown was appointed Chairman.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Medical Health officer reporting upon the sanitary condition of Dupont Street and advising the Council to have the low lying lands drained.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the City Engineer be instructed to ascertain the cost as soon as possible. Carried.

From the City Solicitor stating that the Captain of the Barque Gutenberg had no claim against the City and also that the C.P.R. Co could not be held liable for the expenses of the Chinaman afflicted with Smallpox. Filed.

From A. McDougall asking for the levelling of Hornby Street in front of his premises.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Deputy Provincial Treasurer asking for a cheque for $200.00 being amount paid to D. McGuigan for vaccinating incoming passengers on trains at Vancouver between August 10th and 21st 1892.
Referred to the City Solicitor

[volume 6 page 153]

From John Castile suggesting that persons in arrears for taxes be allowed to work them out.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From Alderman Franklin declining to put up a bond on the Engineer’s investigation.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Communication be laid over for one week to give an opportunity for both parties to come together. Carried

From J. Jones asking for a decision on his claim for the refund of a portion of the fine imposed on him by the pound keeper.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the communication be filed. Carried.

Reports
The following Reports were received and read:-

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Wednesday July 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Bethune, Shaw, and McPhaiden

Communications
From the B.C. Iron Works Co offering to supply special Castings Castings for Water Works Sept. at 2c per Lb. Filed
The following tenders for dolphins at the Narrows were received:-

[Volume 6 page 154]

D.K. Campbell
Coppered piles $594.00
Zinc. “ 451.00
Uncovered “ 352.00

W.A. Ravine
Coppered piles 660.00
Zinc “ 484.00
Uncovered “ 352.00

Resolved
That D.K. Campbell’s tender of $594.00 for coppered piles be accepted, and that the Dominion Government be asked to pay half the expense as the dolphins will be a good protection to shipping.

Resolved
That two days be taken off John Potter’s time for Monday and Tuesday January 2nd and 3rd these days being public holidays

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
C. Nelson Drugs $1.25
News. Advertiser Bindery Supplies 10.00
Crowder & Penzer “ 7.12
C.P.R. Co “ 3.60
Creamer & Langley “ 10.08
J. Burns Jr “ 896.82
Walsh Bros. “ 22.65
B.C. Iron Works Co. “ 270.34
Van Elec Ry & L Co “ 1.32
J. Boyd & Co “ 7.00
Curtis & Newsome “ 17.20
Hastings Mill “ 9.52
Gas Co “ .75
Purdy & Williams Reservoir 1944.00

[Volume 6 page 155]

Hooper etal Labor $708.65
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday July 13th 1894.
Present the full Board

Communications
From the Board of Works asking the Committee to provide funds for the purchase of bon wires for the Street Railway Track about to be laid. Estimated cost $865.20 Laid over

From the Board of Works asking the Committee to furnish funds for the construction of a sewer in Blocks 8 & 22.185 and a basement drain constructed on Dupont Strete under the Frontage Tax system.
Referred back to the Board of Works for Estimate of Cost

From E.H. Dowing and W.H. Hooper asking for a refund of a certain portion of their respective licenses, they having paid for the full year near the close of the License year.
Resolved.
That it is desirable that the Trades License By-Law be amended

From Ms. A. Cheatam asking for a reduction of the Shooting Gallery License. Filed

[volume 6 page 156]

From the Revenue Tax Collector stating that collections were coming in slowly and stating that it would be necessary to enforce payment.
Resolved.
That Mr. Sutherland be instructed to carry out the law.

Resolved
That the account of the B.C. Iron Works for a heater amounting to $265.00 be paid our of the Fire & Light Contigent fund.

Resolved.
That a copy be made of the petition to be presented at the Governor General re the dyking of the lands bordering on the Fraser River and that it be presented to the Board of Trade for signature

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
City Printing Works supplies $33.50
Bank of Montreal Note 20,000
Crowder & Penzer supplies 7.15
News. Advertiser Ads 1.05
E. Clough Drayage 3.50
sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[volume 6 page 157]

Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Tuesday July 10th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
W.J. McGuigan Inquests $45.
F. Filion supplies .85
Mellish & Gray “ 122.50
Minion S.S. Co Fare 2.00
Mrs. Crawford supplies .50
McIntosh & co “ 64.26
F.W. Mills “ 9.35
C.S. Philp “ 16.14
W. H. DeBow “ 40.05
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 56.80
A.H. Thomas Medical Attendance 10.00
W.C. Marshall Drayage 5.00
Lockhart & Center Burials 35.60
City Printing Works Supplies 2.00
McIntosh & Co “ .48
F. Filion “ 64.99
B.C. Mills “ 8.43
James Carnohan Scavengering 1.25
C.P.R. Co Fares 3.00
John Boyd & Co Supplies 3.30
City of Victoria. Keep of Lepers 52.63
F. Filion Supplies 17.40
E. Shurgold Drayage .50
McLennan & McFeely Supplies 2.85
Carter Bros. Crematory Chimney 101.00

Communications
From the Plumbing inspector reporting that 149 plumbing and sewer permits were issued for the half year ending June 30th Filed

[volume 6 page 158]

From the Health Inspector asking that immediate steps be taken to drain the low lying lands south of Dupont Street and east and west of Columbia Avenue
Resolved.
That the Board of Works be instructed to have this necessary work done at once.

From J.M. Holland asking for amendments to the Plumbing By-Law Filed
From Miss Macfie furnishing Hospital Report for June. Filed
From E.B. Morgan etal asking for a sewer in the lane running between Block 84 22.185
Resolved.
That if there are sufficient funds on hand for that purpose that the Board of Works be instructed to have the work done.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to write Philp Bros that they must supply to the City Hospital whatever vegetables are ordered and that F. Filion be notified to supply fresh eggs when required.
sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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

[Volume 6 page 159]

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday July 12th 1894
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw, Queen and C.L. Brown.

Communications
From Ivan Bushong etal calling attention of the Board to slight repairs necessary to the paving at Cordova Street at the foot of Homer Street
Resolved
That D. McGuillvray be notified to make all necessary repairs to the Bituminous road pavement as soon as possible.

From J.M. Bowell, Collector of Customs stating that if the lumber coming from Australia for block paving is in sawed boards or planks undressed, or dressed on one side only, “it will be free from duty under the new tariff’. Filed for reference.

From H.A. Bell asking for permission to use part of the street in front of the new Rogers’ building Hastings Street for depositing building material.
Resolved.
That Mr Bell be notified that permission fo the rise of 50 feet of the sidewalk for the purpose has already been granted to E. Cook but that permission for use of the paved street has in all cases been refused.

From the City Clerk informing the Board of the Resolutions passed by the Board of Health relative to the construction of a sewer in Blocks 8 & 22. 185 and drainage for the low lying lands south of Dupont Street.

[Volume 6 page 160]

Resolved.
That the Finance Committee be requested to furnish the funds necessary to carry out these works and that the requisite basement drain on Dupont street be put in under the frontage tax system.
James Dixon, Contractor for the basement drains on Granville Street put in a claim for extra work amounting to $364.00
Referred to the Engineer and the Inspector to look into and report.

Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to put down a 2 ft wall with old planks in front of Mr. Prior’s residence on 10th Av west of Manitoba Street.

Resolved that the documents in connection with the investigation be kept in the Engineer’s office vault and to be accessible during regular office hours to all parties concerned.

The matter of extending the Abbott Street sewer to deeper water was referred to the Engineer to see if pipe can be got for the purpose.

Resolved that the matter of providing funds for the cost of the bond wires for the Street Railway track be referred to the Finance Committee.

Resolved that the City Engineer be authorized to get prices for the necessary work of continuing the outlet of the Granville Street drain to False Creek.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

[Volume 6 page 161]

James Dixon Drain $746.45
J. Menzies 11th Av. 28.28
P.G. Fenton 8th Av. 13.95
C. Nelson. Supplies 1.50
Evans Coleman & Evans “ 1.60
Minion S.S. Co. Hire of Steamer 15.00
Dunn & Co. Supplies .10
Welsh Bros. “ 8.26
McLennan & McFeely “ 35.73
Morgan etal. Labor 774.80
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairperson

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

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Wednesday July 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Shaw, McCraney and Bethune
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Thos Dunn & Co. supplies $2.75
Welsh Bros “ 146.09
D. Wilson “ 6.55
L. Roy Repairs 3.12
F. Filion Supplies 9.04
I Forbes Shoeing | 4.00 4.00
McDowell & Co. supplies 10.24
Van Elec Ry & Co Lights 1668.41
James Carnohah Scavengering 1.00
B.C. Iron Works Heater $265.00
sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

[Volume 6 page 162]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be Adopted. Carried

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Thursday July 12th 1894.
Present the full Board
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Wm Cameron. Police Duty $2.50
Frank Blair “ “ 5.00
McIntosh & Co Supplies 25.50
F. Filion “ .60
Russell. McDonald & Co “ 2.30
Chas. Nelson “ 3.15
News. Advertiser “ 12.00
C.S. Philp “ 16.55
Gurney Cab Co. “ 2.00
John McLaren Ry fares 14.00

Communications

From J.N. Bond asking for redress for the tearing down by small boys of a stable belonging to him on the South end of Granville Street Bridge. Filed

Resolved that A.M. Beattie be notified that under the terms of his lease of the Market he is required to keep it in a good state of repair and that the Council looks to him to have it repaired when necessary.
sgd C.L. Brown, Chairman
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman McPhaiden seconded by Alderman McDowell.

[Volume 6 page 163]

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Shaw.
That the amendments to the Health By-Law be read a 2nd time. Carried
The Council went into Committee of the Whole for to consideration with Alderman McDowell in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the noxious weed By-Law be read a second time. Carried.
The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Franklin in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to the Council as complete.
It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman Franklin.

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

The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

Street Railway Purchase By-law overturned – July 9, 1894

Street Railway Purchase By-law overturned – July 9, 1894

By-law proposals for both the street railway purchase and the $60,000 were defeated. All City work in progress which is not strictly within the original Estimates must be stopped as quickly as safety allows. Dr. Kendall has not delivered the rock crushing plant to the new contractor. J.W. Bond complained his stable at the South end of the Granville Street bridge had been torn down: police to investigate.

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COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 144-151

[volume 5 page 144]

Vancouver July 9th 1894.
The Council met on Monday July 9th 1894.
Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the City Clerk stating that the Street Railway Purchase By-Law had been defeated by a Majority of 346 and the $60,000 By-Law by a Majority of 11 Filed

From A. Campbell Reddie, Deputy Provincial Secretary, making a claim on behalf of the Captain of the Barque Gutenberg for $150.00 for illegal detention in the Port of Vancouver.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From the Supreme Court Garnisheeing certain monies due to W.H. Kendall
Referred to the City Solicitor

From W. H. Hooper and E. H. Downing asking for the refund of a portion of the License money paid by them previous to the 1st of July.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From H. Abbott stating that he could not recognize the claim for the keep of the Chinaman affected with Smallpox.
Referred to the City Solicitor

[vol 6 page 145]

From H. B. Small, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture stating that whatever may have been the terms of the wording of the Order -in- Council re grant for the support of lepers the clear intention was not exclusively in aid to any particular City

Resolved.
That the Communication be acknowledged and request him to instruct Victoria to act accordingly.

From James M. Holland Asking for an amendment to the Health By-Law.
Referred to the Health Committee.

From Norman Fraser asking permission to use Cross a portion of the Isolation Hospital grounds with his loads.
Permission granted on motion of Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

From Alderman Salsbury reporting that the best price obtainable for the purchase of the lots in front of the City Hospital was $7500.00 on the following terms:-
$1500.00 Cash on the 16th of September balance in two equal annual instalments of $3000.00 each with interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum the City having the option to pay the balance in whole or in part at any time prior to the due date if they see fit to do so.
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

From H.A. Bell asking permission to use a portion of Hastings Street west with building material
Referred to the Board of Works

[volume 6 page 146]

From Dr. Thomas furnishing monthly report. Filed

From Mrs. A. Chealtham asking for a reduction of the Shooting Gallery License.
Referred to Finance Committee

From J. J. Blake asking to have access to all papers in connection with the City Engineer investigation.
Moved by Alderman MCDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That all the necessary documents by placed in the custody of the Police Magistrate to which Mr. Blake and all other parties interested may have access. Carried.

Reports

The following Reports were received and read:

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on June 28th. Present Aldermen McCraney, Shaw, Brown and Queen.
A teamster who claimed of not being able to get money due to him from the contractor for the Reservoir was referred to the City Solicitor and the Water Committee.

The City Solicitor appeared before the Board in reference to the action to be taken re the Rock Crushing plant;
Resolved that the offer made by W.H. Kendall of $400.00 for the plant excepting the crusher and water wheel be refused and that the City Solicitor be instructed to take steps to recover the plant from W.H. Kendall and damages for his delay in delivery.

[volume 6 page 147]

The City Engineer reported in regard to the account of Ludger Roy amounting to $14.65 for extra work in making certain sewer connections referred to him.
Resolved that Mr. Roy be paid the sum of $3.65 in full settlement of his claim.

From W.C. Stevens etal asking for a sidewalk on Grove St. Laid over.

J.W. Bond complained of a stable owned by him at the South end of the Granville Street bridge having been torn down.
Referred to the Police Committee to investigate.

Tenders
Resolved that the tenders received for a new street sprinkler be not entertained until funds are provided for the purpose, and that the City Treasurer be authorized to return the deposits.

Accounts
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
E. Clough Express hire $4.00
Van Elec Ry & Light Co. Tickets 5.00
Market Hardware Store. Supplies 11.00
G. Telford etal. Labor 1066.40

Resolved that $350.00 be paid James Dixon as a progress estimate for work done during this month on Basement Drain on Granville St.
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

The Board met on July 5th 1894. Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw and Brown.

Correspondence
From T.E. Julian, Architect, stating that he is about to have a building erected for C. McLachlin and

[volume 6 page 148]

Asking that Bute & Burnaby Streets be opened up to the premises.
Referred to the Street Inspector to arrange for the chaingang being put to work there as soon as possible.
From J. Brenton, Health Inspector in reference to the advisability of putting in a drain on the South side of Dupont Street
Referred to the Board of Health.
From W. Manson asking for a better sidewalk Barclay Street between Bute & Nicola.
Laid over
From David Wait & Co asking for the use of certain portions of Georgia & Burrard Streets at the Christ Church Corner for building purposes.
Resolved that permission be granted for 1/3 of the streets as requested, provided a satisfactory bond to the amount of $160.00 is furnished.

From A.E.E. Clark in reference to the non -delivery of the Rock crushing plant.
Resolved that unless delivery be given to the City Engineer by Dr. Kendall of all plank in his possession the property of the City, that proceedings be taken against for the recovery of damages caused by his refusal to deliver.

Resolved also that unless immediate delivery is given the City Engineer be authorized and instructed to purchase all such piping and other plank necessary to complete the work rock crushing plant to be charged up against any monies due to Dr. W.H. Kendall, the late contractor.

[volume 6 page 149]

The following accounts were recommended for payment
J.A. Skinner & Co. supplies $2.25
E. Shurgold. Labor 5.00
F. Filion supplies. 3.00
Martin Kelly Curbstones. 303.75
D.H. Morfan etal Labor. 119.10
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Report be adopted Carried.

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Friday June 29th
Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Queen, Bethune and McPhaiden
The following renders for Cast Iron pipe specials & Lead:-
Lead. C.I. Pipe Flexible Specials
E.G. Anderson & Co 694.40
Chas Stinson 760. $43.00 $43.00 $58.00
J. Burns for Gartshore 830. 46.00 56.00 29/10 C
BC Iron Works 1 month $81 3 months $67.20 7 mon $67.20
3 mon $51.75 7 mon 38.00
1 mon 51.75 3 mon 51.75 7 mon 45.50
4 c
Vancouver City Iron Works 3.68 ¼

Resolved.
That the Contract for Cast Iron pipe and lead be awarded to the B.C. IronWorks Co pipe to be delivered within 7 months and lead within 3 months.
That the Vancouver City Iron Works be awarded to contract for specials
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

[volume 6 page 150]
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Wm Brown, seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday June 29th 1894
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
Resolved.
That all street work not strictly within the Estimates should be stopped as soon as safety will admit in view of the fact that there are no monies provided for that purpose and all committees are at the same time desired to reduce their expenditure to the lowest possible amount for the balance of the year.

The following accounts were recommended for payment
News.Advertiser Ads $94.70
City Printing Works Supplies 5.00
J.J. Cowdery. Clinical Work 12.50
H.Kersey. Repairs 1.00

The Committee met again on Friday July 6th 1894.
Present the full board.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Bank of Montreal. Notes etc. $23,288.78
The World P&P Co. Ads 138.75
News.Advertiser “ 10.97
Lee & Stewart. Hack hire 1.00
Mackay Bros. Lettering etc. 7.25
F.W. Hart. Supplies. 7.75
A. Rounsefell etal. Election fees. 85.50
sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

[volume 6 page 151]

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman MCDowell
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the amendments to the Health By-Law be read a first time. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the By-Law to prevent the grown to weeds compelling the destruction thereof be read a first time. Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Shaw.
That before the Franklin-Tracy investigation is begun Messrs Franklin and Tracy give bond that the investigation be carried on to a conclusion at their own expense, that is to say after the the $500.50 allowed by the City might be expended. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the sum of Two hundred dollars the proceeds of the sale of two horses in the fire department be placed to the credit of the fire committee in addition to the sum provided in the Estimates to enable them to replace the horses sold. Carried.

The Board then adjourned
Thos McGuigan City Clerk

W Brown
Presiding.

Street Railway By-Law to “Take its Course” – June 25, 1894

Street Railway By-Law to “Take its Course” – June 25, 1894

The City Engineer instructed to examine the “stability” of the Market Hall to accommodate large meetings. A motion to withdraw the Street Railway By-Law was overturned, and the By-Law allowed to “take its course”. Two bondsmen required at $250 each to guarantee the Race Course will be left in good repair at the end of the lease. Dr. Kendall refused to hand over the rock crushing plant “except under certain conditions” although his contract with the City had expired.

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and
First Roger’s Building, 1895, courtesy Canadian Historic Places

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COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 134-143

[Volume 6, Page 134]

Vancouver June 25th 1894

The Council met on Monday June 25th 1894.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McCraney, McPhaiden, William Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From W.E. Stevens, etal, asking for a sidewalk on Grove Street {today’s Atlantic Street}. Referred to the Board of Works.

house on Grove Street, Vancouver, about 1910
Sentell House on Grove Street

From L.G. Comstock of New Whatcom, inviting the Mayor, Council, etc to his City on the 4th of July. Invitation accepted on motion of Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury.

From J.R. Anderson {Statistician of the Department of Agriculture} acknowledging receipt of communication re disease among cattle on Lulu Island {and same had been referred to the Inspector of Diseases for explanation}. Filed.

From George Bartley, Secretary of the Celebration Committee thanking the Council for the additional grant of $250. Filed.

From the City Solicitor and A.M. Beattie regarding the Market By-Law. {In the opinion of the Solicitor, cattle can be herded on lots in the city by the owner of the lots; and that A.M. Beattie can take in a partner in the market lease with the consent of the Council, that the city cannot be held liable for altering the market limits unless it had given butchers an assurance that the limits would not be changed, that butchers in the market have no recourse unless they get an assurance that the limit would be kept on, that Mr. Beattie is bound to fall in with any changes made in the by-laws by the Council}. Laid over.

From Major Townley {Commanding the local company of the RCBGA} stating that there would be no military demonstration on the 1st of July and asking that the grant of $500 be given to the Celebration Committee.

[Volume 6, page 135]

Moved by Alderman Shaw; Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That the Resolution granting $500 to the Militia be rescinded. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the former resolutions regarding grants to the Dominion Celebration Committee be rescinded. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the sum of $1000 be granted to the Celebration Committee. Carried.

From J.J. Blake asking permission to add other charges to the list sent in by Alderman Franklin against the City Engineer. Filed.

Reports
The following Reports were received and read: –

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday June 21st 1894.
Present: Alderman McCraney, Queen, Shaw and Franklin

Messrs. Wickenden and Richards appeared before the Board in regard to the plans for the Arcade Building.

Resolved
That the plans be approved and a permit issued subject to the foundation wall being made 16” thick and the end brick wall 12” thick.

[Volume 6, page 136]

Mr. Hutchings, Supt Street Railway Company submitted cuts of street car rails, the pattern approved by the Board of Works on March 15th last; not being obtainable.

Resolved that this Board recommends that the rail known as girder rail No 3, 77.5 lbs per yard, manufactured by William Wharton Jr of Pittsburg (Incorporated) according to section submitted be recommended for approval provided satisfactory arrangements can be made with the Finance Committee for the extra cost.

Roger's Building, 1895, Vancouver, BC
Roger’s Building, 1895, Vancouver, BC

From E. Cook making application for the use of 50 feet of the paved street opposite proposed Rogers’ building, {303 West} Hastings Street.

Resolved that the former resolution declining to grant this permission be confirmed but that Mr. Cook be granted the use of the space occupied by the sidewalk only for a length of 50 feet under the usual conditions and that he be notified to this effect.

From James Errington etal, asking that Lansdowne Street {today’s West 4th Avenue} be cut down to grade. Laid over.

From the Street Inspector submitting a progress report. Filed.
Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to put Hastings Street east in a passable state of repair.

From C. Doering asking that the bridge near his brewery being widened so as to give access to the new addition to the building. Laid over pending the passage or rejection of the money by-law.

From A.F. Griffiths and others asking for a ……

[Volume 6, page 137]

…. sewer in Blocks 8 & 22. 541. 185. Referred to the Health Committee.

From G.B. Blanchet, Architect, asking for means of drainage for the St. Paul Hospital building. Referred to the City Engineer.

From John Brenton, asking for a drain or trench to carry off surface water from lane in rear of his premises. Referred to the Street Inspector to examine and report.

From A.L. St. George, asking for an extension of the time for the reception of tenders for the Street Sprinkler on account of delayed mails. Resolved that the time be extended to the 28th instant.

From Carter Bros, applying to have the sidewalk at the new Gambrinus Hotel put to the established grade. Referred to the Street Inspector to see that the old sidewalk is replaced.

From Davis, Marshall & McNeill, Solicitors for W.H. Kendall in reference to the rock crushing plant declining to hand same over to the City except under certain conditions. Referred to the City Engineer & City Solicitor for joint action.

Resolved that E. Cosgrove be again notified to have the kitchen of the Regina Hotel so moved, or altered that it will not encroach on the lane in the rear as it now does.

[Volume 6, page 138]

Tenders
The following tenders were received and opened:
Burrard Street 10 feet sidewalk
A.D. McDonald New walk 5.5 cents per foot
Moving old walk 5 cents per foot
S. Sheridan New walk 3.75 cents per foot
Moving old walk 3.75 cents per foot
Resolved that the tender of S. Sheridan be recommended for acceptance.

Accounts
Resolved that the account of Ludger Roy amounting to $14.65 for Sewer connections be recommended to the City Engineer to look into and report.

The following accounts were recommended for acceptance:
Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $39.86
H. Extense Express $1.50
Gurney Cab Co Drayage $1.50
William Ralph Supplies $.60
H. Lomas etal Labor $1259.20
Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the report be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday June 22nd 1894.
Present: the full board.

Communications
From William McGirn claiming to own the shingles…

[Volume 6, page 139]
….at the Race Course. Resolved that he be notified to remove them.

From the Board of Works stating that they were unable to get the rail approved of by them and recommending 77.5 lb girder rail No 3 and asking for the additional funds to be provided.
Resolved
That their request be granted, the additional cost being estimated at $600.

The following tenders were received for printing the balance sheet:
News, advertiser $32.50
Marshall, McCrae & Co $32.00
Trythall & Son $19.50

The tender of Trythall & Son was recommended for acceptance.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Mrs. Whyte of Hastings {Park} to the effect that she be required to furnish two bondsmen in two bonds of $250 each as a guarantee that the race track and other property will be left in good repair at the expiration of her lease; also that the City Solicitor be instructed to insert a clause to the effect that she, Mrs. Whyte will not be permitted to sub-lease the track without the consent of the Council.

The following accounts were recommended for payment: –
City Printing Works Supplies $16.50

[Volume 6, page 140]

J. Miller Supplies $50.00
News, Advertiser Ads $4.05

Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Queen; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Tuesday June 19th 1894.
Present – Aldermen William Brown, McPhaiden, Bethune and McPhaiden

Communications
From BC Iron Works Company re price paid for machine work. Filed.

From J.A. Coldwell asking for water service at Stanley Park bridge.
Resolved that if Mr. Coldwell pays cost of putting in service and usual water rate that the service be put in for him.

The following tenders for lead pipe and brass work were received: –
BC Iron Works Co. Lead pipe $1274
BC Iron Works Co. Brass goods $620
Charles Stinson Lead pipes $1267
John Boyd & Co Lead pipes $1269
McLennan & McFeely lead pipes & brass $1599
E.G. Anderson & Co lead pipes & brass $1424.50
Creamer & Langley brass goods $263.75
Resolved that E.G. Anderson & Co tender amounting to $1424.50 for lead pipes and brass goods be accepted.

[Volume 6, page 141]

Resolved that tenders be called for driving about 22 piles at the Narrows.

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

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Godfrey & Co Supplies $3.41
John Boyd & Co Supplies $3.42
Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $32.32
Diplock & Co Supplies $16.50
Watts & Trosh Hire of launch $3.50
Creamer & Langley Supplies $.18
A.M. Beattie Weighing iron $1.25
W. Hooper etal Labor $216.80

Signed William Brown, Chairman
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Queen; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury

Motions
Moved by Alderman William Brown; Seconded by Alderman Bethune.

That the recommendation of the Water Committee passed on the 27th of March in reference to Mr. Beattie’s account for water rates due to that date be amended to the effect that all charges then due be struck off and that in future he be allowed water free to the value of $2.00 a month. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Shaw; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the amount granted for investigating the charges against the City Engineer be confined to $500 that is to say $250 for each side of the case including all expenses of whatsoever connected with the case. Carried.

[Volume 6, page 142]

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the salaries of the City Officials including H. Henderson and School Teachers for the month of June be paid on or before Saturday the 30th instant; July 1st being Sunday and the two following days Jubilee holidays. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the City Engineer be and is hereby instructed to examine and report upon the stability of the Market Hall to carry with safety the largely packed political meetings likely to be held therein during the next two weeks. Carried.

Moved by Alderman William Brown; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Street Railway By-Law be withdrawn.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.
That the By-Law take its course. Amendment carried, 3, 5.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the amendments to the Fire Limit By-Law passed at last meeting of Council be re-committed. Carried.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration. Alderman William Brown in the Chair.

[Volume 6, page 143]

It 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 McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury.

Notices of Motion
Alderman C.L. Brown gave notice that at the next general meeting of Council he will recommend an amendment to the Market By-Law in regard to limit.

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that at next regular meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to provide for the destruction of noxious weeds.

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

The Council then adjourned.

Thomas Francis McGuigan R.A. Anderson
City Clerk Mayor

Note
Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the writer and from The Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; The City Council column, June 26, 1894, pg 7.

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

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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

[Volume 6 page 126]

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.

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COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 109-117

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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

[Volume 6, page 116]

That this Board recommends that J. P. Lawson the Assistant Engineer be given one month’s notice from this date, as owing to the lack of funds and the prospects of there being no work requiring the services of an assistant engineer it is not considered advisable to keep him on.

That the following accounts be paid:-

Creamer + Langley, Supplies    25 cts

Market Handware Store “         $1.00

Chas Nelson “                             1.00

Leamy + Kyle “                      243.79

H. Lomas et al. Labor            397.25

That the account of Martin Kelly for curbs and gutter stones amounting to $1158.20 be passed subject to being found correct by the City Engineer on his return.

Sgd. H. P. McCraney

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the clause in reference to the erection of an ice house within the fire limits be expunged.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the clause in reference to the dismissal of J. P. Lawson be laid over until a report is received from the City Engineer, as to whether he will require any assistance in case Mr. Lawson’s services are dispensed with.

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
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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.

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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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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