A Special Meeting to resolve to offer financial incentive to any company who could build a “graving dock” (dry dock) for less than $100,000. A By-Law was drafted, and a date and time fixed for an election to ratify the By-Law.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston
and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 164-165

[Vol 4 page 164]

Vancouver December 29th 1890

The Council met on Monday, December 29, 1890 at 10 A.M.
Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, Mason and Doering.

The proposed agreement between Mr Imrie Bell and the City of Vancouver for the construction of a graving dock etc in the city was considered and finally adopted by Council.

It was then moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That a By-Law be introduced authorizing Council to issue debentures to the amount of $100,000 for the bonusing of a Company who would construct docks etc costing not less than $100,000. Carried.

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

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That the second reading of the By-Law be deferred until the Council met in the evening at the regular meeting. Motion lost.

Moved by Alderman Carroll Costello
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law be now read a second time. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a second time.

The Council then went into Committee of the Whole, Alderman McLeod in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as complete without amendment.

[Vol 4 page 165]

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That a By-Law be introduced to fix the time etc for holding an election on the By-Law to raise by way of debentures $100,000 for bonusing the proposed graving dock etc. Carried.
The By-Law was accordingly read a first, second and third time and finally passed. The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Council seeks company to build drydock for less than $100,000 – December 29, 1890, 10:00 am
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