Street Railway Supplies to be Bought in Vancouver – December 27, 1898

Council agreed that supplies needed to carry out the upcoming street railway contracts be bought from Vancouver suppliers, “all other things being equal.”

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Marie-Claude Tremblay

Source: City of Vancouver Archives COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8
Pages 596-604

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Call to order:
Vancouver December 27th 1898.
The Council met on Tuesday December 27th 1898.

Present – His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Townsley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McPhaiden [sic, should be McMorran)] and Bruce.
The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.
Filed.

From the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Boards acknowledging receipt of resolution re Fraser River Road.
Filed.

From John Hardie for Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries acknowledging receipt of resolution re foreshore on Heatley Avenue and asking for particulars as to owners etc.

Moved by Alderman Bruce.
Seconded by ” McQueen.
That the Communication be referred to the City Solicitor and City Engineer to furnish the information required.
Carried.

From J.S. Creason etal asking for the opening up of a portion of 6th Ave.
Referred to the Board of Wards.

From J.T. Brown, President of the Alexandra Orphanage inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to an “At Home” on Wednesday December 28th from 7 to 9 P.M.

Moved by Alderman McQueen.
Seconded by ” [not noted].
That the invitation be accepted with thanks.
Carried

From the Poultry and Pet Stock Association asking permission to store their hen

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Coops over the old Market Shed.

Moved by Alderman Foreman.
Seconded by “ McMorran.
That the Vancouver Poultry and Pet Stock Association be allowed to store their Coops in the Market Shed.
Carried.

From Wm Ralph protesting against the contract for making bands for the rivetted main being awarded to Armstrong and Morrison, h[is] being the lowest.
Laid over for Report.

The following Reports were received and read:-

Hospital Medical Staff

I am requested by the Hospital Medical Board to forward to you the following resolutions passed by said Board:-

“That in the opinion of this Board the Japanese patient named Keemule [?] who recently died in the City Hospital received the proper care and treatment while in the institution under the circumstances and exonerated the House Surgeon from all blame in connection therewith.”

Sgd A. M. Robertson
Secretary

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ McQueen.
That the Report be referred to a special meeting of the Council.
Carried.

Fire and Police Committee

The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday December 27th 1898.
Present:- Alderman Brown (in the Chair), McPhaiden and Townley.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

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Wm HarrisReward$10.00
D. StewartSupplies187.00
Mining Critic9.00
Can Gen’l Elec Co.134.20
S. McPherson.32.50
B.C. M. T & T. Co.4.80
C.H. Jones6.00
McLeod & Cooke6.00
Crickmay Brs.Duty etc.34.20
Nelson Drug Co.Supplies3.50
Cheapside Store8.30
R. Casselman5.35

A Communication was received from the Chief of Police reporting the number of burglaries during the last six months which was filed.

Sgd Wm Brown
Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brown.
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 23rd 1898.
Present:- Aldermen Brown (in the Chair), Painter and McGuigan.

Communications

From R. H. Alexander Local Manager of the Hastings Mills asking for free water and exemption from taxation for ten years.
Referred to the incoming Council.

From Messrs Leighton and Fullerton asking for a lease of the Jockey Club grounds for another year on the same terms as last year.
Resolved that their request be granted.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

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Mining CriticSupplies$22.85
E. Bloomfield25.00
Wm BullPosting Notices2.00
Crickmay BrsDuty etc.48.90

Sgd. Wm Brown.
Acting chairman

Moved by Alderman Brown.
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Water and Market Committee

A Special Meeting of the Water and Market Committee was held on Tuesday December 28th 1898 to further consider the tenders for water works supplies.

Present:- Aldermen Brown, Neelands, McMorran and McGuigan.

It was recommended that the Gartshore Thompson Co’s tender for valves and hydrants be accepted; also that the tender of Evans, Coleman and Evans be accepted for all cast iron pipe and pig lead, cast iron pipe both flexible and plain to be delivered in February also that the contract for steel rivetted pipe bands and [?] bles be awarded to Armstrong and Morrison and Ross & Howard for specials.

Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brown.
Seconded by “ Neelands.
That the Report be adopted as read.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McQueen.
Seconded by Alderman McMorran.
That the Report be amended by awarding the steel bands to Wm Ralph.

Amendment carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown.
Seconded by “ McQueen.
That the Report as amended be adopted.
Carried.

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Light, Railway and Tramway Committee

The Light, Railway and Tramway Committee met on Friday December 2nd 1898.

The City Solicitor was instructed to draw up By Laws for the following:-

  1. Providing for a double track on Granville Street from Robson to Davie.
  2. A double track on David Street from Granville Street to Denman Street.
  3. A double track on Denman Street from Georgia Street to Robson Street.
  4. A double track on Denman Street from Davie Street to Robson Street.

No 1. Comes under original agreement.

No 2 “ “ an agreement to be prepared.

Nos 3 & 4 “ “ Pender Street Agreement.

Sgd D. McPhaiden
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden.
Seconded by “ Painter.
That the Report be adopted as read.
Carried.

Yeas Aldermen Townley, Painter, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Foreman and McMorran.

Nays. Aldermen McQueen, Brown and Bruce.

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Wednesday December 21st 1898.

Present the full Board.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

B.C. Electric Co.Supplies$2.00
M. S. Rose40.49
C. Wiegand20.00
Kemp & SimpsonBurials30.00
McDowell & CoSupplies118.19
Van Gas Co.2.60
H.P. AndersonAttendance25.00
Vancouver Hardware Co.Supplies3.30
Miss M.E. MossNursing15.00

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Hayfield & CoSupplies$15.50
W. H. Tait43.32
Wm Ralph58.60
Corporation of VictoriaLepers82.92
J.E. BarwichSupplies5.00
McLennan & McTuly3.32
Dominion Fish Co.23.38
Weeks & Robson.52.00
Mining Critic12.60

Communications

From the Secretary of the Journeymen Plumbers complaining that the terms of the Plumbing By Law was not being carried out.
Resolved that the Health Inspector be instructed to carry out the provisions of the By Law.

From the Health Inspector asking for office room at the top of the stairs in the City Hall.
Resolved that his request be granted.

From Wm Paterson Adjutant of the Salvation Army asking for assistance for an old man named John Matheson.
Referred to the Mayor and Chairman to take such action as they may deem necessary.

From the Rev. N. Tucker asking the City to pay for nursing Mrs Hibblethwaite in St. Luke’s Home.
Resolved that Mr. Tucker be informed that as her husband is working the City will not do anything in the matter.

From St. Luke’s Home rendering an account for $20.00 for boarding and nursing Mrs Oliver.
Resolved that the account be sent to Mr. Oliver for Settlement.

Moved by Alderman Bruce.

Whereas communications have been received from the Mayor and other leading Citizens of Winnipeg stating that the

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Soap factory in operation in that City has not proved to be nuisance therefor be it resolved that this Board consents to the construction of the Soap factory represented by Mr Schooley provided the same is constructed in conformity with the City Health By Laws and does not become a nuisance.

Carried.

Sgd W.J. McGuigan
Chairman.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Foreman.
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on the 22nd of Dec. 1898.

Present the full Board.

Communications

From F. Goudreau Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries asking for a description by metis and Bounds re application by City for certain foreshore rights on Burrard Inlet.
Referred to the Engineer.

From J.T. Abray re trouble at Sewer at Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
Referred to the Plumbing Inspector to report.

From J. Ramsay asking for permission to add another storey to premises known as Nos. 127 and 129 Hastings Street east.
Request granted being outside Fire Limits.

An account for extras from Campbell, Ramie & Co in connection with their paving contract was referred to the City Engineer.
Resolved that the B.C. Electric Railway Co be permitted to lay a double track on Granville

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Street from Robson Street to Davie Street with ground girder rails of a weight not less that 70 lbs per yard and to a pattern to be approved by the City Engineer and that the question of the terms on which they shall occupy the portion of Granville Street be referred to the Railway and Light Committee.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Tait & SonsSupplies$242.84
J. DuhamelLabor.50
H.P. VeitchDelivering Crushed rock103.50
A.E.E. Clark.“ “252. 54

Sgn H. J. Painter
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by “ McMorran.
That the Report be adopted
Carried.

Introduction of By Laws.

Moved by Alderman McPaiden
Seconded by “ Bruce.
That a By Law be introduced to amend the Fire Limit By Law.
Carried.

The By Law was read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Neelands.
Seconded by ” McMorran.
That a clause be inserted in the new Street Railway Agreements obliging them to patronize Vancouver people for the purchase of supplies everything else being equal.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Bruce.
Seconded by ” McQueen.
That the Fire and Police Committees account be paid if.

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found correct by the Finance Committee.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Townley.
Seconded by ” Painter.
That the Mayor and Alderman McGuigan when in Victoria urge upon the government the desirability of its granting to the City of Vancouver the piece of land known as Deadman’s Island to be dedicated to the public for park or recreation purposes.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Townley
Seconded by ” McQueen.
That the Mayor be authorized to sign and seal a petition to the Legislative Assembly for an Act Consolidating, Revising and amending the City Charter and pay in the fee therefore.
Withdrawn.

Notice of Motion

Alderman McPhaiden gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would move that the By Law to lay a double track on Granville Street and other Streets be read a first time.

The Council then adjourned.

James T. Garden
Mayor


Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk