No Additional Money for School Board – July 22, 1895

No Additional Money for School Board – July 22, 1895

The Texas Lake Ice Co. [pictured] asked that the City water main be sapped to supply water to their offices and warehouse. The Finance Committee approved payment of $10 to Chief Capilano for pasturage related to the Water Works, but turned down the School Board’s request for an additional $1000 to make repairs to and add drainage around the Mount Pleasant School. The Committee considered a charge of $100.00 by the Brockton Point Athletic Association for Canada Day festivities to be excessive. Alderman Bethune and Brown were added to the Police Committee.

Stanley Park entrance at Georgia St., 1895

By-Election Set For August 2 – July 18, 1895

Aldermen H. R. McCraney (Ward 3), G. W. Thomas (Ward 4) and W. P. Brown (Ward 5) had resigned, so the by-election in those wards was set for August 2. The July 11 Board of Works report was adopted, including the recommendation that, “the Council do open up a trail on Denman Street from Georgia Street to English Bay and surface grade the same to the extent of 7 ½ ft in width.”

Morley, Butler Get Sunbury Reward – June 24, 1895

Morley, Butler Get Sunbury Reward – June 24, 1895

The $500 reward for information about the Sunbury murder from 1890 [ad pictured here] was given to George Morley and Mr. Butler.  The Federal government advised they had contributed $1000 toward the keep of the Darcy Island lepers.  The proper proportion would be allocated to Vancouver's share of the lepers' maintenance. Water pipes will be installed to the English Bay bathing sheds.
Opium Tax to be reduced? – June 17, 1895

Opium Tax to be reduced? – June 17, 1895

Merchants Hip Tuck Lung etal asked that the Opium License be lowered. Street sweeping contractors Champion and White did not feel able to continue at the old price, but will continue while tenders for a new contract are examined. Teachers’ salaries to be paid on June 28, rather than waiting until after the July 1 holiday. John Courtney, Andrew Gill, and Chas Thompson were hired as firemen, making $45 per month each.