City Clerk to find out from P. Fewster’s about the proposed capacity of the mill he intends to build. The Board of Works instructed the Chief of Police to have the Chain Gang improve a lane. E. Cook awarded contract for plastering and masonry of City Hospital, and the carpentry to James Stanford. Gas fitting and plumbing contracts not awarded as all tenders exceed available budget.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer
Chris Stephenson, MLIS

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 134-138

Vancouver December 12th 1887

The Council met on Monday December 12th 1887 at 7.30.p.m.
Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Lefevre, D. Oppenheimer, and Sanders.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.

From McMicking and Co. re an Electric Fire Alarm from the City,
Referred to F.W. + L. Committee.

From Phillip Fewster re the erection of a mill in Vancouver,
The City Clerk was instructed to ascertain from him the capacity of the mill he proposed erecting.

Reports.

Works. No. 63

The Board of Works met on Tuesday December 6 and Monday December 12 and beg to submit the following report:
The following tenders were read for the erection of the City Hospital,
Plastering
E. Cook $520.00
Robert Barker 585.00
D. Giles $610.00
H. Langley, 575.00
Plumbing
Paul + Marshall, $735.00
E.S. Scoullar + Co. 1088.00
Trimming [?] 175.00
Gasfitting 20 cts per ft.
Carpenter Work.
H.A. Bell $3750.00
McGhie + McLuckie $2980.00
J.W. Oldfield 4073.00
James Stanford 2875.00
D. McCrae 3135.00
J.A. Kemp. 3700.00
Masonery. [sic]
J.G. McDonald, $1434.00
E. Cook, 855.00

We recommend that the plastering and masonery [sic] be awarded to E.Cook, the carpentering to James Stanford and that the plumbing and gasfitting contract be not awarded for the present as the amount asked for hospital construction will not permit of the adoption of such an expensive system of plumbing.

The following accounts and estimates are recommended for payment:
Thos. J. Jones, Drayage, $6.00
Freight on connection pipes 12.50
Drayage “ “ “ 4.00
John Brown, Boat $35.00
H.F. Keefer, Gravel $1979.10
Wm. Harkins,
On Sewers, $3600.00
Barnard St. $152.77
Cambie “ 1225.19
Dunsmuir “ 570.00
Gore Avenue, 82.54
Boyd and Clandenning, [sic]
Jackson Avenue $4.25
Oppenheimer Street 270.10
Powell Street 80.00
Keefer “ 184.62
H. Macdonald
Abbott Street $57.94
Westminster Road 350.00
A. McLellan,
Georgia Street $154.01
F. Foubert,
Granville Street $252.00
McDonald + Cameron,
Richards Street $94.94

The City Engineer has furnished an estimate of the cost of improving Pender Street, Quebec Street and Tenth Avenue, but we recommend that the carrying out of the work be deferred for the present.
We have instructed the Chief of Police to have the lane improved by the Chain Gang as petitioned for by F. Boucher and others,
sgd L. A. Hamilton

Adopted,
D. Oppenheimer – Lockerby.

By-Laws.
Alderman Alexander introduced a By-Law for regulating the licensing of theatres etc which was read a first time.

By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Alexander.

Committee of the Whole.

Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Alexander in the Chair,
By-Law read over ⌃ numbered 51 when Committee rose to report progress

Alderman Hamilton introduced a By-Law to provide for the affixing of the names of Streets and numbering the houses thereon which was read a first time.

By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Hamilton Seconded by Alderman Alexander.

Committee of the Whole.

Council went into Committee of the Whole on By-Law with Alderman Hamilton in the Chair.

By-Law No 52 read over and amended when Committee rose to report it as complete with amendments.

By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Hamilton Seconded by Alderman Alexander.

Motions.
Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Humphries,
That the City Clerk be authorized to call for tenders for painting and affixing the numbers to houses within the City limits under By-Law No 52.
Carried.

Alderman Oppenheimer read a statement shewing that it would cost something over $400.00 more than the amount appropriated for purchase of lands in lieu of Lot 2 Block 2, to satisfy the Government.
Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lockerby that the Finance Committee be authorized to act fully in this matter and bring it to a final issue.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre,
That the Mayor proclaim Monday Dec 26, 1887 and Monday Jan 2nd 1888 as Public Holidays.
Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Humphries gave notice that he would at next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law for regulating laundries within the City.

The Council then adjourned.

M.A. MacLean
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

Many City hospital contracts awarded, but plumbing & gas fitting must wait – December 12, 1887
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