Browning appointment finalized – Apr 29, 1891

Appointment of Browning finalized.

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Vancouver Apr 29/91

A Special meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday April 29th 1891

Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Godfrey, Carroll, Templeton, DePencier, and Scoullar.

Moved by Alderman Carroll

Seconder “ DePencier

In pursuance of the provisions contained in Clause 2 of the Vancouver Water Works Act 1886 Amendment Act 1891 It is hereby resolved that Mr. J.M. Browning of Vancouver, Land Commissioner C.P.Ry Co. be and he is hereby appointed Arbitrator on behalf of the City of Vancouver in the matter of the Arbitration to be held as directed and provided for by the said Act.

And notice under the Corporate Seal of such appointment be served on the Vancouver Water Works Co. The remuneration of Mr. Browning to be fixed at the same amount as the Vancouver Water Works Co. pay to their arbitrator, and that notice of his appointment be given to Mr. Browning

The meeting then adjourned

D. Oppenheimer

Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan

City Clerk

Browning named to Water Works arbitration panel – Apr 22, 1891

Council appointed J.M. Browning as their arbitrator in the Water Works arbitration. A list of potential third arbitrators was presented – the City Solicitor to contact each of them to see if he would be willing to act as third arbitrator.

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Vancouver Apr 22/91

A Special meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday Apr 22/91.

Present his Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Templeton, Scoullar, Brighouse, Brown, Godfrey, DePencier, Hobson, McDowell & Carroll and the City Solicitor, for the purpose of appointing an arbitrator on behalf of the City of Vancouver in the matter of the arbitration to be held for the purchase of the Vancouver Water Works by the City, and also for the purpose of considering a letter from Mr. Browning C.P.Ry Land Commissioner respecting the acquiring by the City the triangular piece of land in front of the City Hospital.

The following communications were received

From J.M. Browning asking that the City Clerk be instructed to write him stating the purpose for which the City wishes to acquire the triangular piece of land in front of the City Hospital, or if they prefer, to appoint a Committee to wait on Mr. Van Horne to lay their views before him.

Moved by Alderman DePencier
Seconded by “ Hobson

That his Worship the Mayor and the Health Committee wait on Mr. Browning to arrange for an interview with Mr. Van Horne respecting the piece of land in question

From J.W. McFarland enclosing notice of the appointment by the Water Works Co. of their arbitrator

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Templeton

That the notice of the Vancouver Water Works Co. of the appointment of their arbitrator be received and acknowledged.

From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of City Solicitor’s letter asking for permission to have the Water Works Co’s books audited on behalf of the City. Also from John Irving stating that in the opinion of the Directors of the Water Works Co. the auditing of the books should be dealt with by the arbitrators.

No action taken

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McDowell

In perseverance of the provisions contained in clause 2 of the Vancouver Water Works Act 1886 Amendment Act 1891
It is hereby resolved that Mr. Browning of Vancouver, Land Commissioner C.P.Ry Co. be and he is hereby appointed Arbitrator on behalf of the City of Vancouver in the matter of the arbitration to be held as directed and provided for by the said act. And notice under the Corporate Seal of such appointment be served on the Vancouver Water Works Co.
Motion Withdrawn.

Unanimously resolved that the Water Works Committee wait on Mr. Browning to ask him to accept the position of arbitrator on behalf of the City and if he accepts, if he will write to Mr. Tilton asking him if he will consent to the Water Works Co’s books being audited on behalf of the City. Also to submit to Mr. Browning names of certain Engineers and to ask him if they would be acceptable to him as third arbitrator.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconder “ Scoullar

That the City Solicitor communicate with the following Engineers asking them if they would be willing to act as third arbitrator between the City and the Water Works Co in the matter of the arbitration about the purchase of the Water Works.

H.T. Bovey Montreal

C.P. Baillairge Quebec

W. Chapman Brockville

W.J. Jennings Toronto

H.T. Perley Ottawa

Henry Ruttan Winnipeg

P.W. St. George Montreal

E.O. Baggs St. Bernardino Cal.

Rosewater & Chrysler Omaha Neb.

Rudolph Hering New York

S.A. Arkingstall Chicago

Co. G.E. Waring New York R.I

W.W. Curtis St. Paul Minn.

Thos. H. Tracy London, Ont.

C.E.W. Dodwell 52 Imp Building Montreal

D. Brian McConnell City Hall Montreal

Walter Shanly St. Lawrence Hall, Montreal

C.S. Sproalt City Hall Toronto

The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Battle re City Engineer continues – Apr 20, 1891

In consideration of $2,000 grant given to the women’s and children’s hospital by the City, the Chairman of the Board of Health to be one of directors of the hospital. Ongoing conflict over the firing of Chief Engineer Warren and the hiring of Mr. Tracy. Five aldermen to review the composition of the city wards in terms of populations, budgets, and taxes received.

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Vancouver April 20th 1891.

The Council met on Monday April 20th 1891.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell, Doering, and DePencier.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received:-

From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report.
Filed.

From Dr. Herbert applying for a position on the Medical Board of the City Hospital.

Referred to the Health Committee.

From M. Gibson asking for two trees to be cut down on 11th Av. Between Sofy [sic. Sophia] St. and Westminster Avenue.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From Edward C. Heastie asking for a settlement of the claims for wages on the South Park.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm. Seidelman asking the Council to compel certain clearing to be done in 184.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Solicitor stating that the necessary bonds were furnished in the Slaughter house appeal cases.
Copy of letter to be sent to Wm. Towler.

From Henry Collins etal [sic] asking that the lane between Richards & Homer Streets in Block 65.541 be graded.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From F.C. Rankin, Secretary of the Lacrosse Club, asking the Council to put the steam roller on the Brockton Point Lacrosse grounds; they defraying all expenses connected therewith.

Filed.

From J.S. O’Dwyer applying for the position of the City Engineer.

Laid on the tables.

From the Chief of Police furnishing his weekly report on the Street lights.
Filed.

From A.J. Dana etal [sic] asking for the gravelling etc of Robson Street.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From T.C. Booth etal [sic] asking for a sidewalk on the West side of Seymour Street.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From Thos. H. Tracy of London, Ont stating that on account of the Mayors protest and actions I think it not safe to throw up present position.
Filed.

From His Worship the Mayor denying that he was responsible for the non-acceptance of the position of City Engineer by Thos. Tracy and furnishing copies of his correspondence with him.

Filed.
The following Reports were received and read:-

License No 3.

Your Committee met for the transaction of business on Wednesday April 15th 1891 at 11:30 a.m.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen McDowell, Hobson and Godfrey. His Worship in the Chair.

Applications were received and read from Messrs Reid and Dowswell for a Wholesale License for premises situate on Lot 3 Block 10 w.h. 541. And from Messrs O’Rourke and Jervis for a Retail Shop License for premises situate on Lot 1 Block 13. in D.W. 196. These applications were granted and the Inspector’s report thereon ordered fyled [sic].

Applications for transfer of licenses or interests in licenses were received and read from H. Lee to Major Wilkin’s ½ interest in Glasgow Hotel; R.T. Mizony to Mizony & Rose, Dougall House. Queen Bros. to John Whitty, Waverley Hotel. Ryan Sisters to Victor Lord, St. Charles Hotel. P. Gorman to D. & A. McLennan, Pullman Hotel. Gilmore & Clark to Campbell & McPhaiden, Superior Saloon. J. Williams to W.H. Steves, Germania Hotel, all of which applications were granted.

The Board then adjourned subject to call of the Chairman.

sgd. D. Oppenheimer
Mayor.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Templeton.

That the Report of the Licensing Board be adopted.
Carried.

Police No 11.

The Police Committee met on Tuesday April 14th 1891.
Present Aldermen DePencier, Hobson, and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1 That the following accounts be paid:-
Hayes & McIntosh. Supplies. $19.60
John Sciutto “ 44.06
T.R. Morrow “ .85
Creamer & Langley “ 3.20
J.P.Blake “ 18.45
Gurney Cab Co. Fares. .50
W.S. Cook. Scavengering. 1.25

2 That the Salary of Officer Eligh be increased by $10.00 per month, such increase to date from April 1st 1891.

3 That the Pound Keeper be supplied with 500 feet of rough lumber.

4 That the Chief of Police be instructed to have the floor of the gaol repaired.

The Communication from C.M. Fowler re one month’s Salary as Pound Keeper was received and filed; as were, also those of James O’Connor, Thos. Shirley and Fred Giles re the Police Magistrate.
sgd H. DePencier
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering.

That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Health. No 11.

The Health Committee met on Friday April 17th 1891.

Present Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton, and McDowell.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.

From Mrs. Webster, asking that the recommendation of the last Council that a sum be placed in the estimates for Women’s and Children’s Hospital be considered. The application was considered in the Estimates.

From Mrs. Webster enclosing plans for the proposed hospital.
Filed.

From Robert Marrion calling attention to the danger of infection from Sewer gas coming from the open manholes and ventilators in the Sewers.
Filed.

From the Union S.S. Co asking for fresh arrangements to be made about dumping garbage and stating that they will require one hundred dollars per month in future for the use of the wharf for that purpose.
Filed.

From the Union Steam Ship Co giving notice required to terminate the present arrangement regarding dumping of garbage.
No action taken.

From the hospital matron with hospital report for the month of March.
Filed.

Resolved.
That in consideration of the grant of $2000 to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital the Chairman of the Board of Health shall at all times be one of the Board of Management of said hospital.

That the Health By-Law be referred to the City Solicitor to revise and make more efficient.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

W.J. McGuigan. Inquests. $10.00

R.V. Winch. Supplies. 9.41

Alex McDonald. Labor. 1.75

Hamilton Eligh. Supplies. 28.16

H.H. Layfield. “ 2.90

Union S.S. Co. Dumping. 15.00

J.P.Blake. Supplies. 10.35

Hayes & McIntosh. “ 45.10

Palmer Bros. “ 21.00

T.R. Morrow “ 45.35

J. Scuitto “ 77.91

M.J. Alcock. Making Hospital Linen. 21.20

The following Estimates for the year were submitted for the approval of the Finance Commmittee:-

Salaries.

Matron. Miss Swan. $50.00 per month: $600

Nurse Miss Woodward 25.00 “ “ 300

“ “ Drummond 20.00 “ “ 240

Night Nurse 30.00 “ “ 360

Porter 30 “ “ 360

Cook 25.00 “ “ 300

Inspector 50.00 per month: $600

Total $2760

Hospital Expenses $3000

“ Lighting 400

“ Fuel 300

“ Water 70

“ Telephone 48

Inquests & Examinations 400

Contingent Expenses 3000

Total $9978

Debenture Balances.

Instruments $1110.25

Furniture 1334.56

Garbage Destroyer. 8000.00

Total 20,422.81

The Committee recommend the following additions:

Miss Woodward increased 9 mos. @ $5.00 $45.00

“ Drummond “ 9 “ @ 10.00 90.00

Hospital Wing. 6000.00

“ Women’s & Children’s 2000.00

“ Furnishings 1000.00

Scavenger plant. 1000.00

“ Expenses. 1500.00

Total 24,057.81

sgd. J.T. Carroll.
Chairman.

Moved by Alderman McDowell.
Seconded by “ Hobson.

That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Market. No 6.

The Market Committee met on Friday April 17th 1891. at 3 P.M.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Godfrey, Brown, and Templeton.

It was recommended:-

1 That the Inspector of Weights and Measures be requested to come and test the Market Scales as there are some complaints that they are incorrect.

2 That D.J. McPhalen be awarded the contract for constructing the exit to the Market Hall price $253.00.

3 That Robertson & Hackett be paid $203.85 for altering doors etc in the Market Hall if same is found to be correct.
sgd. A. Godfrey.
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Scoullar.

That the Report of the Market Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Water Works. No 2.

The Water Works Committee met on Wednesday April 15th 1891.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Brown, Templeton, and McDowell.

Alderman Brown was appointed Chairman.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Sir Joseph Trutch and Mr. John Irving in reference to the arbitration being held in Vancouver.

Filed.

Resolved:-
That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare a Brief for the Water Works arbitration and that he obtain and examine all possible witnesses.

That C. Tesley be appointed to audit the Water Works Co’s books on behalf of the City and that he be authorized to get such assistance as he require, he to proceed with the work as soon as permission to examine the books is obtained and that the City Solicitor be instructed to write to the President of the Water Works Co to obtain such permission.

That the Services of a Short hand writer and type writer be secured to take notes of the proceedings of the arbitration

That Mr. Schussler be communicated with asking him to hold himself in readiness to come to Vancouver to give expert evidence on behalf of the City, immediately on receipt of a telegram which will probably be sent to him within 30 days.

Mr. Hamersley asked the Committee whether they consider his services in connection with the Water Works arbitration were to be paid for, as extra services and the Committee replied that they were extra services.

The Committee then adjourned.
sgd Wm. Brown.
Chairman.

Finance No 11.

The Finance Committee met on Friday April 17th 1891.

Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Carroll, and Scoullar.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

The World. P & P. Co. Subscription $12.00

News Advertiser. Ad 1.05

2 That in future all matters connected with legal proceedings be submitted to the City Solicitor before any action is taken.

A deputation consisting of Messrs. E.C Britton, A. Williams, J. Campbell, and A. St. G. Hamersley attended the meeting to consult with them and try to arrange a settlement re lots 4, 5 & 6, in Block 48. 181. through which Powell Street now runs; but no settlement was arrived at.

(sgd) Wm. Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Works. No 11

The Board of Works met on Thursday April 16th 1891.

Present Aldermen DePencier (in the Chair), Templeton, Brown, and Godfrey.

It was recommended:-

1 That the position of the Street crossing on the corner of Burrard and Hastings streets be changed as requested by Mr. Townley.

2 That the following accounts be paid:-

H. Connacher. East Park. $506.25

D. J. McDonald. Oppenheimer St. 110.20

A.D. McDonald. Barnard St. 65.32

3 That the Sidewalk in front of the new Post Office on Granville Street and Pender Street have a dip of 2 inches to the street.

4 That the Street Inspector examine and report re the drainage of the Steam Laundry in Block 75. 541.

5 That the contract of Messrs Anderson and Yerex on the South Park be accepted, provided Mr. Anderson gives the City a guarantee to do burning and so forth when called upon.

6 That tenders be called for clearing and surface grading the lane in Block 53. 196.

7 That the lane in Block 50. 196 be graded by the Chain Gang.

Several petitions were received and laid over until the Estimates are being compiled.

The Board met again on Monday April 20th 1891 at 3 P.M. a full Board being present.

It was resolved that Mr. J.P. Lawson be temporarily appointed in charge of the Engineering Department at the rate of $125.00 per month pending the appointment of an Engineer in Chief.

sgd S. Brighouse.

The Mayor ruled that the latter part of the Report was not in order and should not be received.

Alderman Templeton then moved
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse.

That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.

The Mayor refused to put the motion, whereupon Alderman Templeton put the motion and called for a show of hands, which being taken it was found that six voted for the motion and four against.

The Ayes and Nays being called the vote stood as follows:-

Ayes. Brighouse, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Brown & McDowell (6)

Nays. Carroll, Hobson, Doering, and DePencier (4).

The Mayor declared the motion lost.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Godfrey.

That the following labor account be paid:-

B. Romang etal. $90.70
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar.
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That Aldermen Carroll, Godfrey, and Doering be a Committee to engage and have charge of the City Band at the reception of the S.S. Empress of India.
Motion Withdrawn.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering.

That funds to the amount of $150.00 be granted by Council to the Reception Committee to engage the Band and prepare an address on the arrival of the S.S. Empress of India.

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Templeton.

That the petition of the Lacrosse Club for the use of the Steam Roller be granted.

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton.

That in terms of the Notice of Motion given at the last meeting of Council, power be given for the submission of a By-Law for the watering of Streets or portions of streets by a frontage tax on the petition of two thirds of those residing on said streets or parts thereof.

Referred to the City Solicitor.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Brighouse

That in accordance with the Notice of Motion given at the last meeting of the Council, power be granted for the introduction of a By-Law for a more equitable division of the different wards in the City.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the following be appointed a Committee to take into consideration the revisions of the Wards namely Aldermen Brighouse, Scoullar, Templeton and the Mover and Seconder
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Scoullar.

While this Council is in no way opposed to the establishment of two Companies of Garrison Artillery in Vancouver with headquarters of the Corps at New Westminster, still they would urge on Minister of Militia and Defence through Lieu-Col Holmes D.A.G. the necessity for the establishment of a Battalion of Rifles in and for the City and would suggest that both Corps be established, at the same time, there being men enough now enrolled to fill both.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brown.

That the temporary appointed Engineer be instructed to ascertain by survey the actual boundaries of the Northern ends of Cambie, Abbott, and Carroll Streets, also of Columbia, Westminster and Gore Avenues also that he be instructed to prepare a plan showing said streets and Avenues extending to deep water.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Godfrey.

“That the appointment of Thos. Tracy C.E. of London, Ont., as Chief Engineer for this City be made unanimous.”

The Mayor ruled the motion out of order, Alderman Scoullar said he would appeal against the Mayor’s ruling but did not do so by motion.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Fire Department given raises – Apr 13, 1891

Fire Department given raises – Apr 13, 1891

The entire Fire Department budget was reviewed and the staff given raises.  City Clerk asked to contact telephone company for a discount on rates to city government telephones.

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Vancouver April 13th 1891.

The Council met on Monday April 13th 1891 at 8 P.M.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell, DePencier, and Doering.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.  Alderman McDowell being appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor.

The following communications were received and read:-

From Crowder & Penzer claiming that the Market scales did not weigh correctly.

                                                              Referred to Market Committee

From the Department of Militia and Defence acknowledging receipt of a resolution of Council re formation of a Battalion of Active Militia.

Filed.

From C. Keeler Mount Pleasant stating that he was able to supply trees to replace the dead ones on the streets.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From A.J. Mouat etal [sic] asking for the grading of the lane in Block 50.181.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Market Clerk furnishing his Weekly Report.

Filed.

From the Chief of Police furnishing his usual weekly report on the Street Lights.

Filed.

From J.J. Nickson and Edwin Machin etal [sic] praying for the improvement of Melville Street.

                                                              Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Auditor furnishing his report for March.

                                                              Referred to Finance

From James W. Lewis asking for a position on the Fire Brigade.

                                                              Referred to the F.W& L. Committee

From W. Towler asking to be furnished with certain information regarding the Slaughter house cases.

                                                              Referred to City Solicitor

The following reports were received and read:-

Finance No 10.

The Finance Committee met on Friday April 10th 1891.

Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, and Hobson.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Wm Ralph.  Plumbing.                                                                                                  $13.02

Black & Wilkinson.  Teams.                                                                                  10.00

Palmer Bros.  Coal.                                                                                                              14.00

Telephone Co.                                                                                                                              23.00

T.N. Hibben & Co.  B.C. Statutes.                                                               16.50

T.H. Wooton.  Express.                                                                                                        .50

Resolved.

                                                              That the City Clerk communicate with the Telephone Co asking for a reduction in the rates charged for the City’s Telephones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wm Brown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chairman

Moved by Alderman Doering

Seconded by          “                Godfrey.

                                                              That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Carried.

Works No 10.

The Board of Works met on Thursday April 9th 1891.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Godfrey, Templeton, and DePencier.

It was resolved:-

1  That the following accounts be paid:-

R.C.P. Mills Co. Lumber.                                                                                            51.59

D. Gibbons.  Prince Edward St.                                                               12.05

Tye & Co.  Supplies.                                                                                                                  4.75

D.H. Morgan.  Victoria St.                                                                                283.50

Anderson & Yerex.  South Park                                                      360.68

B. Romang etal.  Labor.                                                                                          130.10

As instructed by Council your Committee called for tenders for the grading of Seventh Avenue to the proposed hospital, and from amongst the tenders received awarded the contract to Messrs Boyd & Clandenning.

All petitions were laid over for the time being.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sg. S. Brighouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by          “              Doering.

                                                              That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted

Carried.

F. W & L. No 6.

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday April 5th 1891.

Present Aldermen Templeton, Godfrey, Brighouse & Brown.

Communication from J.H. Carlisle asking for an increase of Salary for himself, and, the firemen.

The Estimates were submitted as follows:-

Salaries:-

                              Chief                                        $900

                              1st Engineer                 840

                              2nd Engineer              660

                              Driver No 1.                 720

                                    “            “    2                   720

                              Foreman No 1.      660

                                  “              “    2.      600

Six permanent men @ $45.00      =      $3240

9 Call                                            “                      15                  =          1620

1      “                                                “                      20                  =              240

Inspector                                                                                                              600

Telephones.                                                                                                            96

Feed & Shoeing.                                                                                1250

Fuel, Oil & Waste                                                                            1000

Repairs, Tools etc.                                                                            500

Water, Flushing & Sprinkling                              2000

Street lighting                                                                          17419.60

Contingent.                                                                                        2000.00

Deb Balances.                                                                              2108.41

The following changes were recommended:-

That the Chief’s salary be increased to $1200 in consideration of his performing the duties of Fire Inspector in place of J. Huntly, and Electrician.

1st Engineer                                                                                                 $960

2nd              “                                                                                                          780

2 Drivers.                                                                                                          1440

Foreman No 1 Hall increased to                      780

Foreman No 2 increased to                                        720

That the Salaries of permanent men be in future fixed on a sliding scale of:-

For 1st year $45.00 per month

    “    2nd      “            50                “                “

    “    3rd        “          55                  “                “

And that of permanent men be provided for this year, at $55.00 = $4620.00

That the number of Call men be reduced to four at $15.00 per month = $720.00.

The Estimates were referred to the Finance Committee.

It was recommended:-

1  That one 16 candle power electric lamp with porcelain hood be placed over the Reporters table.

2  That C. Spice be engaged as a permanent fireman

3  That no more street lights be erected until the days begin to shorten.

4  That the Fire Alarm Box on hand be placed at the corner of Powell Street and Raymur Avenue, and that the Chief be instructed to place it at once.

5  That the Chief be instructed to get plans and cost of a hose wagon to be made in the City.

6  That the members of the Fire Department be requested to insure in some accident Insurance Co.

7  That the following accounts be paid:-

Vancouver Electric Ry & Light Co.                                                 $1187.58

John Scuitto.  Supplies.                                                                                                            11.50

Palmer Bros.  Fuel.                                                                                                                            14.00

G.H. Bazley  Shoeing.                                                                                                                        2.00

H. McDowell & Co.  Oil.                                                                                                                1.62

J.M. Buxton.  Coal.                                                                                                                              25.00

Val Strauble  Repairs.                                                                                                                     2.00

S. Forbes.  Shoeing.                                                                                                                            3.50

Crowder & Penzer.  Feed.                                                                                              42.55

                                                                                              sgd Wm Templeton

                                                                                                                              Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey.

Seconded by          “              Brighouse

                                                              That the Report of the F.W & L. Committee be adopted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carried.

Alderman Templeton asked leave to let his By-Law re expropriation of ends of streets leading to the Water to stand over until proper surveys were made.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by        “                Doering.

                                                              That leave be granted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carried.

Notice of Motion.

Alderman Brown gave notice:-

1  That he would at next meeting of the Council move for leave to introduce a By-Law for more nearly equalizing the different wards of the City on the basis of population and property as defined by the City Charter.

2  For leave to introduce a By-Law for watering the streets by a frontage tax, on the property benefited in accordance with the conditions prescribed by the City Charter.

The Council then adjourned.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D. Oppenheimer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan

                        City Clerk

Women’s & Children’s hospital to go ahead – Apr 6, 189

The anticipated arrival of the S.S. Empress of India from the Orient to be celebrated with a performance by the City Band and an address to the officers and passengers. Mayor David Oppenheimer absent. The Board of Works to have plans prepared for a Women’s and Children’s Hospital and sent to the City Clerk’s office by April 25th.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 284 – 290

Vancouver, April 6, 1891
The Council met on Monday, April 6, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell and Doering.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That Alderman Scoullar be appointed Chairman.
Carried

The following communications were received and read:
From Wm. Webster, Manager of the Union S.S. Co., giving the notice required by the Council as to dumping on the Wharf, and asking to be indemnified from expenses caused by any action from the Health Inspector.
Referred to Health Committee

From J.M. Browning asking whether it was the intention of the City to execute the lease of the Recreation Grounds.
Referred to Finance Committee

From John D. Ronald, asking the City to purchase another steam engine.
Referred to F.W. & L. Committee

From F.W. Mills et al asking that 7th Avenue from Quebec to Ontario Street be cleared and graded.
Referred to the Board of Works

From W.P. West giving ground report and asking for some rough lumber.
Referred to Police Committee

From the Market Clerk furnishing his usual weekly report.
Filed

From the Chief of Police furnishing his weekly report on the street lights.
Filed

From the City Solicitor asking that the slaughter house cases be withdrawn and requesting that he be consulted before law suits are go on with. [sic]
Referred to Finance and Health

From Drake, Jackson & Co., asking that 7th Avenue be graded from Centre Street to the site of the proposed hospital.
Filed

From R.H. Alexander et al asking that the petition for an investigation into the Engineering Department be considered.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the communication be filed.
Carried

From his Worship the Mayor, asking that the arrival of the s.s. Empress of India be celebrated in a fitting manner.
Filed

From the press reporters asking for more light at the table.
Referred to F.W. & L. Committee

From H.S. Gilmour et al asking that Nelson Street be improved from Granville to Bute Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

Market No. 5
The Market Committee met on Friday, April 3rd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Godfrey, Templeton, Brown and Brighouse.
It was recommended:
1.  That the time for receiving tenders on the Market Hall exit be extended to Friday, April 17, 1891 at noon.
2.  That the Chairman be instructed to ascertain what it will cost to light the basement of the Market and to put it in condition for drilling purposes, and further, if the work can be done at a reasonable figure, that he be empowered to put it into order if the place is acceptable to the volunteers.

Signed A. Godfrey, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Market Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance No. 9

The Finance Committee met on Friday, April 3, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoular, Hobson and Doering.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
The Daily Telegram, Printing $101.45
S. Brighouse                      ) 16.00
John McDowell            ) Expenses to Victoria in connection with 16.00
Wm. Templeton        ) Water Works amendments 13.00
A. Godfrey                              ) 13.00
G.A. Roedele, Tax Books 49.50
C.P. Telegraph Co.  4.95
C. Nelson, Toilet paper 4.00

2.   That Harry Hemlow be appointed to assist in the preparation of the Tax book and voters list at a salary of $60.00 per month until the completion of the work.

Signed:
Wm. Brown, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering

That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Carried

Works No. 9

The Board of Works met on Thursday, April 2nd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and De Pencier
It was recommended:
That the tender of G.F. Slater be accepted for the furnishing of common lumber for corporation purposes @ $9.00 per m ft delivered.
All petitions for street improvements were laid over.
Signed: S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the report of the Board of Works be adopted.

Carried

MOTIONS

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell

That the following labour account be paid:
B. Romang et al $105.55

Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That $400.00 be granted by Council to celebrate the arrival of the S.S. Empress of India at this Port.

Lost

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the City Council engage the City Band as its contribution towards the proposed demonstration on the arrival of the Empress of India, the first of the new line of Pacific steamers at the City Wharf, and further that an address be prepared and presented to the officers and passengers.

Amendment carried (5-3)

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That in the cases of which the Solicitor has written to this Council regarding the convictions now under appeal, the advice of said Solicitor be followed with regard to withdrawing convictions.

Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll

That the request of the ladies in charge of the Women’s Hospital be granted and that the Chairman of the Board of Works be authorized to have plans and specifications for the work required prepared at once; such plans and specifications to be in the City Clerk’s office by noon on Thursday, the 9th instant and that the tenderer approved of by the Chairman of the Board of Works shall begin the work at once and have same completed on or before the 25th day of April instant.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey

Whereas it is deemed expedient and necessary that the City of Vancouver should have for the use and benefit of its Citizens a wharf or wharves and landing place on the water front of said City

And whereas at the present time the only available water front is occupied by private individuals to the detriment of the City’s interests in such relation

Therefore be it resolved that this Council do forthwith give notice in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Vancouver City Incorporation Act and amending Acts to all parties interested in the premises, that proper application will be made under said Acts for the due appointment of Arbitrators to fix and determine the price or compensation to be allowed by this City for any and all property that may be needed by this Council for the proper construction and maintenance of a public wharf or wharves and for the necessary approaches thereto.

And be it further resolved that the grounds, property or parts of properties needed by this Council and which it is intended shall be expropriated for the purposes and in the manner above set forth includes and comprises:
1st                    The extension of Cambie Street north to deep water, including any wharf or other structure now comprised within the proposed extension.
2nd                The extension of Abbott Street north full width to the outer northern limit of the present existing wharf.
3rd                  The extension of Carroll Street north full width to the outer or northern limit of the structure  now erected on the continuation of said street.
4th                  The extension of Columbia Avenue full width to a point in line with the outer limit of the City Wharf produced easterly until it intersects Westminster Avenue produced northerly.
5th                  The extension of Westminster Avenue northerly through lots 43 and 44 in Block 1 in district lot 196, thence northerly until it intersects an easterly and westerly line running from the outer limits of the present City Wharf produced easterly.
And be it further resolved that all proper and legal notices to all interested be drawn up and served by the proper officials in conformity with our Act of Incorporation in respect of the subject matter of this resolution.
Carried

NOTICE OF MOTION

Alderman Templeton gave notice that he would introduce a By-Law at next meeting of Council to open up and extend the northern ends of Cambie, Abbott and Carroll Streets; also to continue to deep water the northern ends of Columbia, Westminster and Gore Avenues.

The Council then adjourned.

John McDowell, Acting Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Warren to contest Tracy appointment – Mar 31, 1891

Warren to contest Tracy appointment – Mar 31, 1891

License for the What Cheer house transferred to Mr. Sciutto. Transfer for license of the Germania Hotel not approved. Plans for the city market hall approved, tenders for building to be invited. Mr. H.B. Warren will continue his post as City Engineer, but will sue for damages if the job is given to Mr. Tracy. The salaries of Miss Woodward and Miss Drummond, nurses at the City Hospital. were increased to $30 per month each.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 269 – 283

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Vancouver March 31st 1891

The Council met on Tuesday March 31st 1891.

Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell and Doering.
Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That Alderman Brown be appointed Chairman pro tem. Carried.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From D. McGillivray enclosing an account from Chas A. Stoess C.E. amounting to $225.00 for preparing plans and specifications of the Cambie Street Bridge. Referred to the Board of Works.

From C.M. Fowler, late pound keeper, demanding a month’s salary for being discharged without thirty days’ notice. Referred to the City Solicitor.

From W.S. Gore Surveyor General stating that the parcel of land used as a cemetery will be officially reserved for that purpose, also stating that no Crown grant could be given for Lot 2, Block 2, O.G.T. Townsite pending the registration of the conveyances from the Municipality to the Crown of certain lands in 185. Referred to Finance Committee.

From G.E. Corbould Esq M.P. acknowledging the receipt of a resolution of Council re volunteers. Filed.

From James O’Connor, Thos. Shirley and Fred Giles in reference to the Police Magistrate. Referred to Police Committee.

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From E.A. Snyder asking for a culvert on Harris St. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly reports. Filed.

From the Chief of Police giving weekly report on Street Lights. Filed

From F. C. Cotton Esq M.P.P. acknowledging the receipt of a resolution of Council re amendments to City Charter. Filed.

From Thos. H. Tracy stating that he would leave for Vancouver within a week after the 1st of April. Filed.

From A.G. Ferguson et al asking for a basement drain on Hastings Street from the Leland Hotel to Richards St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm Webster Manager of the Union S.S. Co. stating that unless fresh arrangements are made at once relative to depositing garbage and night [sic] through the above company’s wharf the space will be closed. Referred to Health Committee and Solicitor.

From R.H. Wallace on behalf of the debating Society asking for the Market Hall on Saturday nights. Filed.

From E. Kingcombe et al asking for a sidewalk on Smythe Street. Referred to the Board of Works.
From Chas. Hay et al asking for certain

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improvements on Burnaby Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Robt Marrion making suggestions to guard the public health. Referred to the Health Committee.

From H.B. Warren stating that he would continue to hold his services as Chief Engineer at the command of the Council and should claim damages against the City if the course indicated was persisted in.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the communication be filed. Carried.
From James McPhee withdrawing his application to erect poles and string wires. Filed.

The following reports of Committees were read:

Market No 4

The Market Committee met on Friday March 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Godfrey, Brown and Brighouse.
The plans and specifications of the proposed exit to the City Market were received and on examination approved.
The City Clerk has been instructed to call for tenders for having the work carried out.
sgd A. Godfrey
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report of the Market Committee be adopted. Carried.

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License No 2

Your Licensing Board met on Thursday March 19th 1891 to consider the applications of Merrill and Harkness of the Germania Hotel for a transfer to John Williams, of Mr. McLeod as Landlord of said premises for a transfer of said license to him, and of R. Campbell of the What Cheer House for a transfer of that license to G.B. Scuitto. The City Solicitor furnished the Board with a full opinion re the claimants to the Germania Hotel license and in conformity with that opinion it was decided that the application of Messrs Merrill and Harkness for transfer to John Williams be entertained and confirmed and the application of Mr. McLeod be denied.
The application of R. Campbell transfering the license of the What Cheer House to G.B. Scuitto was granted.
The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.
sgd A. Godfrey
for the Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Report of the Licensing Board be adopted. Carried

Works No 8

The Board of Works met on Thursday March 19th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Godfrey and Templeton.

It was recommended:
1. That Mr. Wm Crickmay’s tender for a 40 horse power Pelson Wheel complete with all fittings; also 275 feet of 9 in and 275 feet of 11 in wrought iron pipe and 650 feet of steel wire rope of 5/8 in diameter be accepted, de-

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livery to be made in one month in accordance with tender.

The tender was as follows:
40 horse power water wheel $425.00
275 feet 9 in wrought iron pipe 84 cts per ft
275 feet 11 in wrought iron pipe 95 ½ cts per ft
650 feet 5/8 in steel wire rope $82.00

2. That the following accounts be paid:
S.T. Tilley, stamps $3.00
Boyd & Clendenning, Abbott St. 372.37
McDonald & Barton, Labor 102.99
J. Romang et al, car fares 2.75
Rose & Marshall, Plumbing 7.50
H. McKie, Harris St. 1129.12
Woods, Turner & Gamble, Search 5.00
Boyd & Clendenning, Alberni St. 331.71
R.C.P. Mills Co, Lumber 19.82
D. Gibbons, Hastings Road 66.53
Robertson & Co, Labor 10.00
H. Connacher, Harris St. 93.31

3. That all petitions for street improvements be laid over until the estimates are being compiled.
sgd S. Brighouse

The Board met again on Tuesday March 31st 1891.

Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.

It was recommended:
1. That the accountant check Mr. Coulson’s account for machinery used in connection with the rock crusher and that the same be paid if found correct.
2. That Thos. Stephenson and J. Brenton be appointed temporarily to take charge of their respective departments pending the arrival of the new City Engineer and that A.K. Stuart be similarly appointed to take charge of the office.

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3. That all accounts for extra work on the sewer connections be submitted to the City Solicitor for his opinion.

4. That the following accounts be paid:
Matthew Kennedy on Bunker contract $61.00
Wm Thompson on Bunker contract 40.00
Boyd & Co, Thurlow St. 746.97
Boyd & Co, Princess St 928.32
Boyd & Co, Hornby St 410.72
Boyd & Co, Centre St 108.72
A. Parker, Salary 70.00
B. Romang et al, Labor 62.30

A communication was received from H.B. Warren protesting against the action of the Council in dismissing him and notifying the Board that he is prepared to carry on his duties as Chief Engineer and also notifying them of his intention to claim damages against the City. Filed.
sgd S. Brighouse

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 8

The Finance Committee met on Friday March 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Carroll and Scoullar.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Park Commissioners accounts
Board of Works accounts

Palmer Bros, Coal $14.00
J.A. Healey, Soliciting names 10.00
The communication from A. Tullis of

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London England asking the Council to pay his salary as secretary to the Smelting Co out of funds forfeited by the City was received and the City Clerk instructed to inform him that the Council could not take any action in the matter.
sgd Wm Brown

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

F W & L

The Fire Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday March 25 1891.
Present: Alderman Brighouse, Godfrey, Templeton and Brown.

It was recommended:

1. That the following accounts be paid:
H. McDowell & Co, Drugs $2.00
H.E. Langis, Med Attendance 5.00
Van Water Works Co 101.77
Palmer Bros, Coal 21.00

2. That 4 electric lights be installed in Fire Hall No 2 at a cost of $12.00 and a monthly rental of $11.60 for 16 candle power lights and that 10 lights be maintained at Fire Hall No 1 for a monthly rental of $17.00 as per offer from the Company.
The Estimates were submitted but were laid over for further consideration.
sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

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Health No 5

The Health Committee met on Wednesday March 25th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton and McDowell.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
J.R. Payne, Calsominning [sic] Hospital $35.00
Rose & Marshall, Plumbing 17.75
Wo Sing, Washing 27.05
Crean & Fleming, Boarding Kettleton 9.50
H.E. Langis, Attending Kettleton 12.50
Wm Williams, Nursing Kettleton 35.00
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 5.50
H. McDowell & Co, Supplies .80

2. That the salaries of Misses Woodward and Drummond, Nurses at the City Hospital be increased to $30.00 per month respectively

3. That the question of surface draining certain Blocks throughout the City be recommended to the favourable consideration of the Board of Works.

The communication from John Pentlow asking for an increase of salary and Mrs. Annie E. Webster asking an appropriation for the proposed hospital were laid over.

The Board then adjourned to meet on Friday April 3rd at 5 P.M.
sgd Wm Templeton
for Chairman

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.

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Park No 1
The Park Commissioners met on Tuesday March 17th 1891.
Present: Commissioners Costello and Tatlow. Tatlow in the Chair.
It was resolved:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Fewster & Co, Supplies $17.50
R.V. Winch, Supplies 2.00
Hayes & McIntosh, Supplies 2.50
Crowder & Penzer, Supplies 3.80
John Scuitto, Supplies 6.35
Hungerford et al, Labor 21.35
J. Mitchell, Blacksmithing X 10.00
Queen Bros, Teaming 35.00

2. That the Council be requested to place to the credit of the Park Commissioners the amount specified below to cover expenditures for maintenance and improvements in Stanley Park, Hastings Park and South Park viz:
Stanley Park
Maintenance $15.00
Improvements 15.00
Hastings and South Park
Improvements 25.00
Total $55.00

3. That the Park Horse be sold at once.

4. That the Council be urged to insist upon the speedy completion of the clearing now going on in the South Park to enable the Commissioners to proceed with improvements during the present year.

5. That the Council be requested to instruct the City Engineer to examine and report upon the most suitable location for a road leading from the present Government Road on the west side of Hastings Park across said park

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to the Government Road to New Westminster, said road to be so located as to connect with the clearing now in progress.
When such report is received and approved of that tenders be invited for carrying out the work.
sgd Thos. F. McGuigan
Secretary

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Park Commissioners be adopted. Carried.

Police No 5
The Police Committee met on Wednesday March 25th 1891.
Present: Aldermen DePencier, McDowell, Hobson, Scoullar and Carroll.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Crowder & Penzer, Hay $1.70
S.T. Tilley, Book 1.00
John McLaren, Ry fares 3.00
D. Bell-Irving, Med attendance 10.00

2. That the communications from John McCulloch, James O’Connor and Robert C. Bucknal re the Police Magistrate be filed.

3. That Wm Murphy be awarded the tender for the supplying of Police uniforms as per sample A1 at the following rates:
For officers’ suits $30.00 each
Sergeants’ suits 35.00
Chiefs’ suits 42.50
Helmets at catalogue prices with freight and duty added.
The Police Magistrate appeared before your

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Board and asked that his salary be increased to $2700 per year and the removal of the restrictions in the way of practising in the courts.

While your Board is not inclined to recommend an increase of salary, we would recommend that the restrictions imposed be removed insofar as they relate to cases in which the City is not concerned but that neither he nor his partner be allowed to practice in the Police Court.

The following Estimates were laid before your Board:
Salaries
John McLaren $1200
V.W. Haywood 960
Thos. Crawford 840
J. Gibson 840
J.W. Johnson 840
J.H. Grady 840
S. North 820
J. Eligh 810
J. McKeown 820
E. Harris 634.25
Mr. G. McLeod 720
John Clough 300
M. McLean 120
J.H. Hallet 1500
Uniforms 1250
Board of Prisoners 1500
Transport Prisoners 250
Contingent 1000
Total 15244.25

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the sum of $540.00 be added to the Estimates to allow of an increase of salary for the Chief of Police and Sergeant, amounting to $25.00 and $20.00 per month respectively. Carried.
The Estimates were then adopted and referred to the Finance Committee for consideration.
A.W. Scoullar
for Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted. Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Market Hall be granted free of charge to the Debating Society free of charge on Saturday nights. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the City Clerk be instructed to reply to the communication from Wm Webster informing him that the City will require a month’s notice before the present arrangements with his company can be annulled. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law governing the storage of inflammable materials be read a second time. Carried.
The By-Law was read a second time.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law. Carried.
Alderman Templeton was appointed Chairman.

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Several of the clauses of the By-Law was [sic] read over, after which it was moved by Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Brown
That the Committee rise and report progress and ask leave to sit again. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the amendments to the Pound By-Law be read a second time. Carried.
The By-Law was accordingly read.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law. Carried.

Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and passed without amendment.

The Committee then rose and reported the By-Law complete.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the By-Law be read a third time. Carried.

Note of Motion

Alderman Templeton gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce the following resolution:

Whereas it is deemed expedient and necessary that the City of Vancouver should have for the use and benefit of its citizens a wharf and landing place on the water front of said City
And whereas at the present time the only available water front is occupied by private individuals to the detriment of the City’s interest in such relation

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Therefore be it resolved that the Council do forthwith give notice in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Vancouver City Incorporation Act and amending acts to all parties interested in the premises, that proper application will be made under said acts for the due appointment of arbitrators to fix and determine the price or compensation to be allowed by this City for any and all property that may be needed by this Council for the proper construction and maintenance of a public wharf or wharves and for the necessary approaches thereto.

And be it further resolved that the grounds property or parts of properties needed by this Council and which it is intended shall be expropriated for the purposes and in the manner above set forth includes and comprises:
1. The extension of Cambie Street north to deep water including any wharf or portion of wharf or other structure now comprised within the proposed extension.
2. The extension of Abbott Street north full width to the outer northern limit of the present existing wharf.
3. The extension of Carroll Street north full width to the outer or northern limit of the structure now erected on the continuation of said street.
4. The extension of Columbia Avenue full width to a point in line with the outer limit of the City Wharf produced easterly until it intersects Westminster Avenue produced northerly.
5. The extension of Westminster Avenue northerly through lots 43 & 44, in Block 1 in District Lot 196, thence northerly until it intersects an easterly and westerly line running from the outer limits of the present City Wharf produced easterly.
And be it further resolved that all proper and legal notices to all interested be drawn

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up and served by the proper officials in conformity with our Act of Incorporation in respect of the subject matter of this resolution.
The Council then adjourned.
A.W. Scoullar
Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Mayor protests “illegal” appointment of Tracy – Mar 23, 1891

Mayor Oppenheimer sends regrets and protest against “illegal” appointment of Thomas Tracy as City Engineer. Council to send letter of protest against the Attorney General’s reported intention to change several details of the City Charter. The meeting was adjourned out of respect to the memory of former Alderman Dr. James Whetham.

 

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Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 266-268

Vancouver March 23rd 1891
The Council met on Monday March 23rd 1891.

Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Brown, McDowell, DePencier and Doering.

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That Alderman Brown be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted on motion of Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman McDowell. Aldermen Carroll, dePencier and Doering did not vote.
The following communication was read from the Mayor:

Vancouver March 23rd 1891
To the Chairman & Aldermen,
City Hall
Gentlemen
I exceedingly regret that I am unable to be present at the meeting of the Council this evening, as there are several important matters to which I should have desired to direct your attention. I beg to record my formal protest against the illegal appointment of Mr Tracey to the position of Chief Engineer of this City on the grounds that the Council has not acted in conformity with the City Charter and even had the proceedings of Friday last been legal and in accordance with the Vancouver Incorporation Act, the application on behalf of Mr Tracey ought not to have been received, as it was in every way irregular and not in accordance

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with the advertisement calling for applications.
I have the honor to remain
Yours faithfully
(sgd) D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Motions
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Doering

That the following labor accounts be paid:
B. Romang et al $52.75
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
Whereas it appears by a reported statement made in the Legislature by the Attorney General that he will move amendments to those clauses in the City Charter reducing the qualifications of Mayor and Aldermen, taxing churches and regulating the butchering business.
Be it resolved that inasmuch as these are matters of a purely local character affecting the citizens only, and as no petition or complaint of any kind has been presented to the Council in respect to the proposed changes this Council in the name of and on behalf of the citizens of Vancouver respectfully protests against any amendments and trusts that the members of the Legislature will cordially support the changes asked for.
And further that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the City Representatives. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That out of respect to the

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memory of Dr. James Whetham who formerly acted as an Alderman at the Council Board this Council do now stand adjourned. And further that the Aldermen as a body attend his funeral. Carried.

Wm Brown
Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Tracy voted city engineer – Mar 20, 1891

Special Meeting to consider applicants for the position of Chief Engineer. Mayor David Oppenheimer not present; Alderman Dowell appointed Chairman. Thomas H. Tracy of London, Ontario was unanimously selected.

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Vancouver March 20th 1891

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Friday the 20th inst for the purpose of appointing a Chief Engineer.

Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Brown and McDowell.

Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by Alderman Brighouse

That Alderman McDowell be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The following applications were considered for the position of Chief Engineer:

Thos. H. Parr, H.N. Ruttan (withdrawn), Ch P.L. Smith, Thos. H. Tracy and F.J.L. Tytler.

Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by Alderman Scoullar

That the appointment be made by ballot. Carried.

A ballot being taken it was found that Thos. H. Tracy received the unanimous vote of the Council.

It was then moved by Alderman Brighouse

Seconded by Alderman Templeton

“That Thos. H. Tracy be appointed City Engineer at a salary of $225.00 per month and that the City Clerk be instructed to notify him by telegram of his appointment and requesting him to come as soon as possible.” Carried unanimously.

The Council then adjourned.

Wm Brown

Chairman

pro tem

Thos. F. McGuigan

City Clerk

Oppenheimer obliged to sign minutes – Mar 16, 1891

Oppenheimer obliged to sign minutes – Mar 16, 1891

A majority vote of two thirds of the aldermen present compelled Mayor Oppenheimer to sign the minutes of February 23, 24, 28 and March 9. Vancouver Trades and Labour council requested that the Chain Gang not be employed on Street Work. A bylaw to regulate the storage of inflammable material within the city limits was introduced and read a first time.

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Vancouver March 16th 1891

The Council met on Monday, March 16th 1891

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell, DePencier, and Doering.

The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read.

After the Minutes were read the Mayor stated that he still adhered to his decision not to sign the Minutes but that if a vote were taken on his ruling and if the necessary two-thirds majority decided against him it would be his duty to acquiesce.

It was then moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse,

That the Minutes of last regular and special meetings be adopted as read.

Alderman Brown said that Alderman Godfrey joined with him in wishing the names of the Aldermen to be taken on the voting.

Alderman Templeton then asked the Mayor if he refused to put the motion, the Mayor answered yes.

The mover then put it to a vote of the Council and carried it on the following vote:-

Yeas. Aldermen Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Brown, and McDowell.

Nays. Aldermen DePencier, Doering and Hobson.

The Mayor stated that as he had been overruled he would now sign the Minutes.

Alderman Carroll was absent when the vote was taken but arrived shortly afterwards

Communications.

From F. D. Boucher et al asking for a sidewalk on Thurlow Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John McCulloch stating that the Police Magistrate made an order to have his clothes, papers etc left at the Customs House.

Referred to the Police Committee.

From A. Yorke asking the Council to look into the charges preferred against the Police Magistrate.

Moved by Alderman DePencier
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the communication be returned to the writer.

Carried.

From Robt. C. Buckeral submitting an affidavit preferring certain charges against the Police Magistrate.
Referred to the Police Committee.

From Joseph Pope and T. Trudeau acknowledging a communication from the City Clerk re fencing of streets at railway crossings.
Filed.

From J.A. Fulton, Secretary to the Trades and Labor Council asking that the Chain Gang be not employed on Street Work.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From Sinclair Harcus, applying for permission to move a frame building from Lot 3, Block 13, 196. to Block 29, 541

Referred to the Board of Works.

From A. Tullis asking the Council to pay his salary as secretary to the Smelting Co out of the $5000.00 forfeited by the City.

Referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Market Clerk furnishing Market Reports for three weeks.
Filed.

From the Chief of Police reporting upon the Electric Lights.
Filed.

From Dr. Wilson et al asking for certain improvements on a lane between Haro and Robson Streets.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From W.S. Udy asking for certain trees to be cut down on Prior Street.

Referred to the City Engineer.

From G. Ashford etal asking for a sidewalk on Comox Street.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm Bailey et al asking for a sidewalk on Thurlow Street.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From Thos. Langham et al asking for the grading etc of Keefer Street.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Auditor furnishing report for February.
Filed.

From J.M. Browning resigning his position as Water Works Arbitrator.
Laid over.

From James O’Connor submitting an affidavit regarding the Police Magistrate.

Referred to the Police Committee.

From J.C. McLagan, Chairman pro tem. of the Board of Trade Committee asking the Council to appoint a Committee to cooperate with the Board of Trade as to the most befitting manner to celebrate the arrival of the S.S. Empress of India.

From Robert Marrion etal asking for a sidewalk on Keefer Street.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From Miss Bowes furnishing copies of “Home Cheer”
Filed.

From A.E. Carter asking permission to use a steam engine for building purposes at the post office site.
Filed.

From T. M. Speers asking that the Police Magistrates salary be increased.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Doering

That the letter be returned to the writer.
Carried.

From W.F. Salsbury et al petitioning for a thorough investigation of the Engineering Department.

Referred to the Board of Works.

The following Reports were received and read:-

Police. No 4.

The Police Committee met on Tuesday February 25th 1891.

Present Aldermen DePencier, McDowell, Hobson, Scoullar, and Carroll.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

John Sciutto Supplies. $8.05

W.S. Cook. Scavenging. 4.25

W. Steel [sic]. Drayage. .50

M.G. McLeod. Ry fares. 4.00

D. Bell Irving. Mental examinations 10.00

2 That the salary of John McKeown be increased by $10.00 per month after the 3rd of March 1891 on account of him having completed a service of 12 months on the Police Force on that date.

3 That the License Inspector be instructed to hand over to the Pound Keeper ten dog tags at a time taking his receipt therefor [sic] and that said Pound Keeper furnish to said License Inspector an account of all tags issued.

4 The Board having heard the charges preferred against the Police Magistrate by Mr. F.G. Twigg and his explanations thereon, desires to place in record their entire confidence in said Magistrate for the able and impartial manner in which he administers justice in this City.

They further desire to express their satisfaction as to the manner in which the whole police department is managed which reflects credit on the Chief and his staff of officers.

sgd H. DePencier
Chairman.

The Police Committee met again on Tuesday March 10th, 1891.

Present Aldermen DePencier, McDowell, Hobson, Scoullar, and Carroll.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

John Scuitto. Supplies. $47.31

Wm. McDowell. Refund. 5.00

Creamer & Langley. Supplies. 1.25

G.L. Allan. “ 1.25

J.P. Blake “ 21.40

J.H. Grady. Ry. Fares. 3.00

H. Eligh. Milk. 1.54

Gurney Cab Co. Fares. 2.00

Hayes & McIntosh. Meat. 19.80

W.S. Cook. Scavengering. 1.00

Wm. Steel [sic]. Drayage. 2.50

2 That E. A. Harris be appointed a member of the Police Force at a salary of $60.00 per month.

3 That the resignation of Wm. Preston as Pound Keeper be accepted and that W.P. West be appointed to the vacant position at a salary of $50.00 per month and fees; and be subject to summary dismissal, salary to date from the time W. Preston’s resignation took effect.

sgd H. DePencier.
Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Works. No 7.

The Board of Works met on Thursday March 12th 1891.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton, and DePencier.

It was recommended:-

1 That the City Engineer report upon the condition of the Sewer through Block 2, O.G.T. giving estimate of the cost of repairing same.

2 That the communication from J.J. Blake asking permission to use the streets and lanes on behalf of the British Columbia District Telegraph and Delivery Co be laid over until the applicant furnishes further information.

3 That permission be granted to Rand Bros to remove a one storey building from Block 4, Lot 4 O.G.T. across the lane to Block 4, Lot 11 O.G.T. on condition that said building be moved outside of the fire limits within sixty days.

4 That the communication from James Curran et al asking for a sidewalk on Homer Street and that of Alex McDonald asking for an increase of salary be laid over for the present.

5 That the City Engineer and City Solicitor be instructed to investigate the different claims for expense incurred through rebuilding fences to altered grades and report on same at a subsequent meeting.

6 That the following accounts be paid:-

Rose & Marshall, Plumbing. $19.00

A. Parker. Salary. 75.00

Grassie & Co. Repairs. 2.00

Thomson Bros. Stationery. 28.05

Boyd & Clendenning. Gravelling. 320.00

sgd S. Brighouse
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson.

That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried.

Health. No 4.

The Health Committee met on Tuesday February 24th 1891.

Present Aldermen McDowell, Templeton, and Scoullar.

Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman pro tem.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

W.S. Cook. Scavengering. $13.50

Cope & Young. Supplies. 1.60

Dr. Brydone-Jack. Mental Ex. 5.00

W.J. Taylor. Burial 17.00

McLennan & McFeely. Supplies. 1.15

John Sciutto. “ 75.79

Dr. McGuigan. Inquests. 30.00

2 That a By-Law be introduced to govern and regulate the Public Cemetery and that the Provincial Government be communicated with asking them to furnish the City a deed of said Cemetery.

3 That the Matron of the City Hospital be instructed to have the washing at the City Hospital done by white labor instead of Chinese labor.

The Chairman arrived before the meeting adjourned.

The Health Committee met again on Tuesday the 10th inst.

Present Aldermen McDowell, Templeton, and Scoullar.

Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman pro tem.

It was recommended:-

That the following accounts be paid:-

Hudson’s Bay Co. Supplies. $19.50

A.W. Wright “ .12

H. Eligh “ 29.70

W.J. Taylor. Burial. 17.00

Union S.S. Co. Rent. 15.00

J.P. Blake. Bread. 10.60

John Scuitto. Supplies. 51.79

H.E. Langis. Post Mortem. 10.00

W.S. Cook. Scavengering. 1.00

Tye & Co. Supplies. 36.55

Hayes & McIntosh. “ 49.45

Palmer Bros. “ 33.00

R.V. Winch. “ 13.43

T.R. Morrow “ 54.12

The Chairman arrived before the meeting adjourned.

sgd John McDowell.
Chairman pro tem.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson.

That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried.

F.W. & L. No 4.

The Fire Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday February 25th 1891.

Present Aldermen Brown, Godfrey, Doering and Brighouse.

Alderman Brown was appointed Chairman pro tem.

It was recommended:-

1 That the communications from W.H. Mason et al asking for an electric light on Quebec street and James Curran et al asking for electric lights on Homer Street be laid over.

2 That the communication from James McPhee offering to put in protectors for the fire alarm be filed.

3 That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare a By-Law regulating the storage of gunpowder and other explosives within the City Limits.

4 That the following accounts be paid:-

G. Gough. Attendance on horses. $21.00

V.W.W. Co. Water. 118.23

John Scuitto. Supplies. 13.99

J.M. Buxton. Coal 13.00

J. Wolfe. Scavengering. 2.00

R.B. McMicking. Fire Alarm Box. 125.00

C.P.R. Co. Freight on “ “ “ .35

McLennan & McFeely. Supplies. 2.50

C.P.R. Co. Telegraph fines. 18.72

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met again on Wednesday March 11th 1891.

Present Alderman Templeton, Brown, and Brighouse.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

G.M. Bazley. Horseshoeing. 6.00

John Sciutto. Supplies. 20.28

Palmer Bros. “ 35.00

Vancouver Elec Ry & Light Co. 1257.20

Tye & Co. Supplies. 1.90

Crowder & Penzer. Supplies. 71.26

2 That the Electric Railway & Light Co. be communicated with asking them at what rate they will light up the two fire halls, giving fire hall No. 1 10 lights and fire hall No. 2, 4 lights of 16 candle power each.
sgd W. Templeton.
Chairman

Finance No 4.

The Finance Committee met on Friday February 17th 1891.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Doering, and Scoullar.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

Thos. F. McGuigan. Hack hire. 50 cts.

W.C. Archer. Assessing. 20.00

H.J. Franklin. Stamps. 1.25

D. McRae. Desk. 21.25

G.W. Hutchins. “ 20.00

2 That L. Authier be paid $75.00 (subject to the advice of the City Solicitor), the amount claimed by him, in lieu of one month’s salary as assistant Street Inspector, in consequence of him not having received proper notice of dismissal from the City Engineer.

3 That the communication from the manager of the Sugar Refining Co. asking for the deeds of the Sugar Refinery site be referred to the City Solicitor.

4 That the communication from John McCulloch complaining about loss of clothes during imprisonment and asking for compensation be filed.

5 That a filing cabinet consisting of 56 drawers made up in three sections with lock attachments be ordered through Thomson Bros. for the vault in the City Clerk’s office.
Price F.O.B. Toronto. $188.95
sgd Wm. Brown
Chairman

The Finance Committee met on Friday Mch 13th 1891.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Hobson, and Scoullar.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

Health Committee Accounts
FW & L “ “
Police “ “
B of Works “ “

M.Martyn Soliciting names for W.W. petition $18.00

J Rankin “ “ “ “ 12.50

Telephone Co. Rent. 23.00

News Advertiser. Ads. 4.55

Palmer Bros. Coal. 56.00

Tye & Co. Supplies. 1.00

S.T. Tilley. “ 21.90

2 That Messrs Corbould, McColl, Jenns & Campbell be paid $150.50 being the amount of the taxed costs in the Injunction case of the R.C.P. Mills Co vs. the City and Leamy and Kyle, and that said Leamy and Kyle be charged with half of the above amount; they being co-defendants in said case.

sgd Wm. Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Licensing Board. No 1.

The Licensing Board met for its first regular quarterly meeting on Monday, March 16th 1891. At 11. a. m.

Present his Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Godfrey, McDowell, Hobson, DePencier, and Brighouse.

His Worship the Mayor was elected chairman of the Board.

Your Committee begs to report as follows:

1 That a wholesale liquor licence be granted to Springer Mullon & Co in Block 10. 541.

2 That the following applications for transfer of License or interests in Licenses be granted:-

A. Robertson, Glasgow Hotel to W. Williams.

B.L. Woods Albion “ “ Miller & Britton.

Wm. Pomeroy, Fremont “ “ John Blair.

J.E. Davis Boulder Saloon “ Thos. Simpson

Mitchell & Co. New York Block to Brinsmead Block.

T.A. Shaw, Windsor Hotel to W. Brown.

L. Canonica, City Hotel to A. Fairon.

McGirr & McCoskery, Sunnyside Hotel to Canonica & Co.

L. Kearns, International “ to F.A. Boehlofsky.

H. Mason, Dougall “ to R.T. Mizony

Stevens & Gordon to Delbruck Block.

A.J. McPherson, Bodega Saloon to E. McPherson.

3 The applications of Merrill & Harkness and M. McLeod re the Germania Hotel, are laid over until Thursday next; the applicants in each of these cases to submit their claims in writing accompanied by necessary documents by 11 a.m. of Tuesday the 7th inst.

4 That the City Solicitor be instructed to draft the amendments to the consolidated Liquor License By-Law as set out in full in the Minute Book kept by this Board, said proposed amendments being for the purpose of simplifying the procedure of transfers of Licenses, the prohibition of sale or supply of intoxicants to minors and finding the clearer definitions of Hotel requirements and the extension of time in which prosecutions can be sustained.

5 That the City Solicitor be instructed to press to a speedy conclusion the case of A. Schwahn as the License Inspector now and for over three months last past on appeal to the County Court.

sgd D. Oppenheimer.
Chairman of Licensing Board
Vancouver March 16th 1891

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ DePencier

That the Report of the Licensing Board be adopted.
Carried.

By-Laws.

Moved by Alderman McDowell.

That the Rules be suspended as a By-Law introduced to amend By-Law No 116.

Carried.
The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Templeton

That a By-Law be introduced to regulate the storage of Inflammable Material.

Carried.
The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ DePencier.

“That Alderman McDowell, Godfrey, Templeton, and DePencier be appointed a Committee to act in conjunction with a Committee of the Board of Trade and report as to what action should be taken in the way of a reception on the arrival of the S.S. Empress of India at this Port.”
Carried.
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton.

That Mr. A.E. Carter, Contractor for the erection of the Post Office be permitted to erect a steam hoist in connection with his work subject to the approval of the Street Inspector.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering

That this City having arrived at a status that entitles it to have a City battalion of active militia established, this Council would urge upon the Hon the Minister of Militia and Defence, and the Government; the advisability of having a volunteer battalion established in Vancouver.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ McDowell

That the following labor accounts be paid:-

B Romang etal $50.40

do. 21.50
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the applications for the position of Chief Engineer be laid over to be considered at a Special meeting of the Council to be held on Friday the 20th inst. at 8 P.M.
Carried.

Notice of Motion.

Alderman Carroll gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law entitled a “Cemeteries Regulation By-Law”

The Council then adjourned on motion of Alderman Godfrey seconded by Alderman Scoullar.

Wm. Brown
Chairman
Pro tem.

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk