William Sutherland appointed tax collector at $75 per month; J.A. Reid poundkeeper at $50 per month. Committee formed to acquire Vancouver Electric Railway Co. Account of all city salaries for 1891 called for. A recommendation from the finance committee to set aside $250 for the Sir John A. McDonald was overturned by one vote.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 640 – 650

Vancouver, February 1, 1892
[Volume 4, page 640]

The Council met on Monday, February 1st, 1892.
Present: His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavan.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From Geo Rounsefell & Co. asking for the grading of the alley in Blocks 90 and 91.196.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Rand Bros. asking for the planking in the lane of Block 13.196.
Referred to the Board of Works

From R.E. Gosnell asking the City to subscribe for the “Commercial”.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From Wm. Dailey asking for the grading of a lane between Georgia and Melville Streets.
Referred to the Board of Works

From R.W. Harris et al asking for the grading of a lane in Block 7, 185.
Referred to the Board of Works

From G.W. Thomas submitting a report on the Market Receipts.
Filed

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.
Filed

From Geo. McKay etal. [sic] Express man, asking to be allowed to stand on Abbott Street between Hastings and Cordova.
Referred to Police Committee

From W.J. Trystall in reference to the printing.
Referred to Finance Committee

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From Miss Bowes et al in reference to an Orphans’ Home.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the Hon. John Robson reporting the appointments of R.H. Alexander and John Devine as License Commissioners.
Filed

From Hunter Bros. asking for a refund of $5.00.
Referred to Board of Works

From Thos. Dornan et al asking for the grading of Princess Street and Hawes Ave.
Referred to the Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

Health

The Health Committee met on Wednesday, January 28th, 1892.
Present: Aldermen Odlum, Collins and Gavin. Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman pro tem.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Cyclone Laundry, washing $17.84
J.T. Carroll, Express on keg 3.00
Anthois & Cox, keg 110.00
Alex Murchie, labour 1.15
Champion & White, supplies 3.50
J.C. Douglas, parcels 4.50

Several accounts were referred back for explanation.
Signed E. Odlum, chairman pro tem

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the Health Report be adopted.
Carried

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday, January 26th 1892.
Present: Aldermen Connon, Collins, Odlum, McCraney and Gavin.

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Alderman Collins was appointed chairman.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Champion & White, Scavengering $1.00
M.G. McLeod, Fares 2.00
A.W. Wright, Turkey 1.65
McDonald Bros., Draying 2.00
Daily Telegram, Printing 15.25

2. That the Market Hall be granted free of charge to Locksley Lucas for a lecture on the Chinese question.

3. That the communications from the W.C.T.U. and W.B. Ross be referred to the Chief of Police for attention.
Signed: Henry Collins, Chair

Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the report be adopted as read.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on January 28th 1892.
Present: Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Scoullar, Gavin and Franklin.

It was recommended:
1. That the City Engineer hold Dr. Kendall to his agreement with the City as to the amount of crushed rock to be delivered by him per month.
2. That the City Solicitor be requested to draw up a new Agreement in reference to Oppenheimer Bros.’ siding embodying the clauses (a) that all cars are to be kept clear of cross streets and (b) that the privy-…

[Volume 4, page 643

…lege is only granted for one year subject to termination at any time after 3 months’ notice.
3. That tenders be called for a 6ft. sidewalk on the east side of South Granville Street from the bridge to 7th Avenue and a 3-plank sidewalk on the South Side of 7th Av as for the new hospital with necessary crossings.
4. That the City Engineer be authorized to make all necessary arrangements with J.M. Browning for leasing a piece of land to be used for the storage of water pipes etc.
5. That the City Engineer be authorized to have a roadway made to the pond above Mr. Doerings brewery Mt. Pleasant for fire purposes.
6. That a Committee consisting of Aldermen McCraney, Franklin and Gavin be appointed to interview the owners of the property on Mt. Pleasant in whose names the lanes in said locality are vested with a view to securing their consent to transfer said lanes to the City for public purposes and that the City Solicitor be requested to give his advice to the Committee if they should deem it necessary.
7. That the following accounts be paid:
Gazette Printing Co., Ads $ 9.00
J.M.O. Toole, pipe laying 64.15
W.J. Trythall, Stationery 6.27
B.C. Mills Co., Sign posts 27.00
Daily Telegram, Forms 40.00
W.S. Cook, Hastings St. 33.11
Jas. Harkney, 9th Avenue 140.00
D. McDonald, Box drains 7.20
do. Robson St. 48.75
E.C. Britton, Crossings 13.20
J. Telford, Drains 210.46
W.C. Muir, Crossings 10.80

[Volume 4, page 644]

H. Lomas et al, Labor 283.60

8. That the Street Inspector see that all rubbish is removed from Barclay Street and that the petition for a sidewalk thereon be laid over until the estimates are brought in.
9. Communications from M.J. Henry referred to Street Inspector for attention; also the petition from J.A. Coldwell. Communications from W.C. Archer, W.R. Jones, C.G. Johnson and Jon Castile referred to City Engineer.

Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by Alderman Gavin
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Fire, Water and Light

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on January 28th, 1892.
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Scoullar, Mills and Connon

Discussion re establishing fire hall at Mount Pleasant and having the no. one engine there.
It was recommended:

1. That Alderman Mills be appointed a Committee of One to see what arrangements can be made to secure a temporary site for housing a fire engine at Mount Pleasant and further recommend that fire engine no. one and 2 or more hose reels be placed there.

2. That Chief Carlisle be authorized to have the springs of no. 2 fire engine repaired.

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3. The sub-committee appointed to examine the hose wagon in course of construction reported that the workmanship and material were satisfactory to them and up to specifications. The Committee decided to accept the wagon if it was transferred to City complete by the 1st of March.

4. That Aldermen Scoullar and Mills with Chief Carlisle be appointed a Committee to choose and purchase a horse for fire purposes.

Signed Joseph L. Franklin, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Finance Report

The Finance Committee met on Friday January 29th 1892.
Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan, Odlum and Mills

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
G.A. Roedde, Books $50.80
Russell, McDonald & Co., Lanterns 2.75
John Johnson, Express 5.00
R.E Gosnell, Statistics 52.50
J.W. Robinson, Salary 40.00
J.M. Fox, Salary 28.00
R.A. McCullough, Refund of Taxes 1.65

2. That three drawers be put in the Reporter’s table and hooks provided.

3. That $250.00 be granted by Council in aid of the Sir John A. MacDonald Memorial Fund.

4. That applications be invited for the position…

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…of Poll Tax Collector, salary to be fixed at $75.00 per month.

5. That the following tenders be accepted:
Printing and Advertising – Telegram Co.
Building – News Advertiser
Green Groceries – R.V. Winch
Groceries – The Ideal

Communications from John McLaren and V.W. Haywood asking for an increase of salary respectively laid over until the estimates are being compiled; also from the School Board furnishing statement of requirements.

Communications from J.W. McFarland and Telegram Co. referred to City Solicitor; from Marshall and Macrae referred to City Clerk for reply.

The Board decided to hold their regular meetings every Friday at the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on each alternate month. During February the meetings will be held at 4:00 PM.
Sgd. R.A. Anderson, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That Clause 3 relating to a donation of $250 towards the Sir John A. MacDonald Memorial Fund be struck out.
Carried

Yeas: Connon, McCraney, Franklin, Gavin, Mills and Scoullar
Nays: Anderson, Collins, McGuigan and Odlum

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Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That Clause 4 relating to the Poll Tax Collector be referred back.

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the balance of the report be adopted as read.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the appointment of a Poll Tax Collector.
Carried

Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman.
The following names were submitted as applicants:
W.F. Allan, W.H. Gordon, J.J. Alexander, John Mills, A.G. Senior, A.P. Black, G. Priestman, A.C. Wood, F.W. Hewton, Frank Burnet, S.B. Richards, R.H. Cooke, A.W. Lawton, Wm. Sutherland, Clement Royds, Frank Faulconbridge, Thos. H. Wootton, A.J. Mould, H.G. Holman, G.F. Opham, A.T. St. George, M.P. Morris, Thos. S. Moore, W.E. Johnstone, James Carnahan, T.M. Frigley, W.J. Hamblin, John Munro, A.W.E. Thompson, Thos. Beckett, R.A. Musketh, T.H. Alcock, R.F. Graham, J.L. Large, Thos. G. Penny, Jos. A. Coldwell, Albert Larwill, B.N. Smith, Thos. Williamson, Moses Cole, F.H. Barnes, M. Ellison, John Sloan and J.H. Thain.

After a number of ballots were taken it was found that Wm. Sutherland had received a majority. It was then moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the Committee rise and report the appointment of Wm. Sutherland.
Carried

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Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Connon
That the appointment of Wm. Sutherland as Tax Collector be made unanimous, salary to be fixed at $75.00 per month.
Carried

The following applications were received for the position of Pound Keeper: J.F. Blackburn, M. Morris. H.A. Perkins, A.E. Broderick, J.A. Reid, T.F. Copithorne, David Smith, F.C. Willshire, John Mills, A.W. Bell, R. Pearce, P. Wylie and Thomas Evans.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the appointment of a Pound Keeper.
Carried

Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman.
After a number of ballots were taken it was found that J.A. Reid received a majority of the votes of the Council.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Connon
That the Committee rise and report the appointment of J.A. Reid as Pound Keeper.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That J.A. Reid be appointed Pound Keeper at a salary of $50 per month and fees.
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin

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That the following committee namely Aldermen Connon, Gavin, Odlum and the mover and seconder be appointed to negotiate with the Vancouver Electric Ry. and Light Company for the purchase by the City of the property of the said Company and report.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That Aldermen Anderson, Odlum, McGuigan, Collins, Franklin and Gavin be a Charter Committee.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Aldermen Connon
That Mr. W.E. Johnstone be requested to collect no more poll taxes on commission.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the City Solicitor be instructed to guard the interests of the City in relation to the passage of certain bills now before the Legislature for the purpose of securing certain rights on the Capilano River and Seymour Creek with the object of generating electric and other power.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the City Clerk furnish the Council with the names and the amount paid monthly and the sum total for the past year of all employes [sic] of the City; also the amount of the weekly payroll for the past year.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the tenders for water pipes etc. be opened by the F.W.L. Committee…

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… at 10 o’clock on Tuesday and reported to Council at 4 o’clock the same day.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the Council stand adjourned until 4 o’clock on Tuesday.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the next order of business be proceeded with.
Lost

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk F. Cope, Mayor

$250 donation Sir John A McDonald memorial fund overturned – Feb 1, 1892
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