William Murphy was paid $20.00 on account of Police Supplies. The meeting was adjourned until January 2, 1896.
The By-Law to borrow $30,000 to cover unpaid taxes was reconsidered.
After a deciding vote cast by the Mayor, J. G. Jonah was appointed Engineer for the Fire Department. Responding to a request that St. Paul’s hospital be exempt from taxation, Council replied that they had no power to waive taxes.
Council established a weekly Market Day and hired a Market Clerk to supervise. The City Clerk to inform neighbouring communities and encourage farmers’ participation. The Police Committee recommended that all inquests or post-mortems must be done at the City Hall. The Coroner would have the authority to issue summons to witnesses, to be sure they showed up.
Aldermen Shaw, Gallagher, Clandenning, Brown, and McDonald along with the City Solicitor and City Engineer were appointed to look into the question of Foreshore rights.