Outgoing Mayor M. A. MacLean paid seven hundred fifty dollars, according to By-Law number 53. Fred Munro draws the attention of Council “to the employment of Chinese on the Gravel Contract.” The contractor will be called upon to explain.


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Chris Stephenson, MLIS

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 149-152

Vancouver December 30th, 1887.

The Council met on Friday December 30th 1887 at 7.30.p.m.

Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer and Sanders.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Giles and Howard asking permission to occupy a portion of the Street for the purpose of mixing mortar.
Petition refused.

From Fred Munro, drawing the attention of the Council to the employment of Chinese on the Gravel contract.

Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman I. Oppenheimer,
“That the matter be referred to the Contractor to make the necessary explanation to Council.”
Carried

Reports.

. No 68.
The Board of Works met on Friday December 30th 1887 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:
James B. McKim, Street Work, $383.59
Harry Blythe et al “ “ 135.75
Turner Beeton + Co. Syphons [sic] 399.01
Queen Bros. Drayage, 50 cts
Shaw and Linton, Boat Hire 12.00
F. Foubert, Granville St. 65.80
“ “ Hastings “ 84.42
Boyd and Clandenning [sic], Keefer “ 10.00
F.X. Martin, Barnard “ 17.50
McDonald + Cameron, Granville 930.65
We recommend that Cambie Street between Hastings and Pender Streets be planked 16 feet wide, if Council can see its way clear to supply the necessary funds to enable the hospital contractors to carry their material to the ground.
sgd L.A. Hamilton
Chairman

Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion.

That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted and the last Clause referred to the Finance Committee.
Carried.

The Annual Reports of the Health, Fire, Water and Light, and Police Committees were presented and read by the respective Chairmen thereof and adopted by Council.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Humphries.

“That the City Engineer be authorized to contract for removing the sidewalk material taken up on Hastings Street and to construct a Sidewalk from Howe Street to the first Street West of Burrard Street on Georgia Street.”
Carried

Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre,
That the account of the Vancouver Herald amounting to $91.90 be paid.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Clark,
“That the Finance Committee be authorized to pay $44.82 to the Bank of British Columbia as commission for cashing General Debenture Coupons if found correct.”
Carried.

Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark,
That His Worship leave the Chair and Alderman Humphries be appointed Chairman
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Mannion,
That the City Treasurer be authorized to pay His Worship Mayor MacLean, the sum of Seven hundred and fifty-dollars according to By-Law No 53.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned to meet again on Monday January 2nd 1888 at 11.30. a.m.

M.A. MacLean
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Outgoing Mayor M. A. MacLean granted seven hundred fifty dollars – December 30, 1887
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