The road around Stanley Park needs repairs. Photo shows cyclers in Stanley Park, ca 1890.

The roof of the Market Hall also needed repairs.  There was much discussion about tenders received for building a reservoir in Stanley Park.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: SGN 1723
Group of men and women with bicycles in Stanley Park, ca 1890

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 615-618

Note: Pages 615 and 616 are crossed out, see original handwritten minutes for details

[volume 5 page 615]
Vancouver B.C.
1st December 1893

A Special meeting of the Council was held on Friday December 1st at 10 a. m. for the purpose of considering the building of the Reservoir and other business. Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, McCraney, Cargil, Hackett Towler, Collins, Brown + Hobson.
The Minutes of the Fire Water + Light Committee were read.
Moved by Alderman Hackett seconded by Alderman Salsbury that the Report be adopted with the exception of retaining McDonald’s cheque.
Carried
From R. G. Tatlow on behalf of the Park Commissioner asking for the appropriation for repairing the road around Stanley Park.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Collins
That a sum not exceeding $700.00 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners.
Carried

From Mr. A. Beattie re the state of the roof of the Market Hall.
Referred to the Police Committee.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Mc Craney
Seconded by “ Collins
That Mr Charles Tesley, during the illness of Mr. Thos. F. Mc Guigan, City Clerk, be appointed acting City Clerk and authorized to sign necessary cheques and documents.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That a cheque be issued for 3 months rent of Mr. Cambpell’s house after investigation and if found necessary.
Carried

After considerable discussion about letting of Tenders for the construction of the Reservoir –

Re-written on the following Page

[volume 5 page 616]

It was moved by Alderman McCraney Salsbury
Seconded by “ Salsbury
To postpone the matter till Monday night so that the Alderman could think over the subject in the meantime.
Carried

The Council then adjourned

[Volume 5 page 617]

Vancouver, B. C.
1st December 1893

A Special meeting of the Council was held on Friday December 1st at 10 a.m. for the purpose of considering the building of the Reservoir and other business.

Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, McCraney, Cargil Hackett Collins, Hobson, Towler and Brown.

The Minutes of the Fire Water + Light Committee were read.

Communications

From R. G. Tatlow on behalf of the Park Commissioner asking for the appropriation for repairing the road around Stanley Park.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Collins
That a sum not exceeding $700.00 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners.
Carried

From Mr. A. Beattie re the state of the roof of the Market Hall.
Referred to the Police Committee.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Collins
That Mr Charles Tesley, during the illness of Mr. Thos. F. Mc Guigan, City Clerk, be appointed acting City Clerk and authorized to sign necessary cheques and documents.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That a cheque be issued for 3 months rent of Mr. Cambpell’s house after investigation and if found necessary.
Carried

[volume 5 page 618]

After considerable discussion about letting of Tenders for the construction of the Reservoir –
It was moved by Alderman Hackett
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the report of the F. W. + L. Committee be adopted with the exception of retaining D. V. McDonald + Co’s cheque

Moved in amendment by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Cargill
That the Council adjourn till Monday night.
Carried

The Council then adjourned
F. Cope
Mayor

Repair to Stanley Park road will cost $700 – December 1, 1893