Bell-Irving and Paterson get Water Works contract – Feb 2, 1892

The Council granted the Water Works contract for cast iron pipes, lead pipes, and lead to Bell-Irving and Paterson, commerical merchants at 436 Cordova Street. Use of the hall at the City Market was granted free for a hospital fund-raiser. By-Laws completed on vagrancy, liquor, use of guns within City limits, health, trades licensing, bread, and the pound.

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Bronwyn Cripps
and sponsored by the Woodward family

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 651 – 652

[Volume 4, pg. 651]

February 2nd, 1892

The Council met on Tuesday February 2nd, 1892.

Present: His worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, C. Scoullar, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Gavin, and Mills.

The following report was submitted by the L.W. & L Committee:

The committee reports they have received and opened 32 tenders for Water Works Supplies and would recommend that the tender of Mssrs. Bell-Irving and Paterson for cast iron pipe at $38.55 per ton and special castings at $62.20 per ton be accepted, also the tender of Thos. Earle of Victoria for pipe lead at $68.04 per ton and lead pipe at $100.81 per ton be accepted.

The matter of valves and hydrants the committee have not yet been able to come to a decision.

They would recommend the lowest fire tenders be retained and the remaining tenders the cheques be returned.
Sgd Joseph L. Franklin

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Odlum

That Bell-Irving and Patterson be awarded the contract for the pipe lead and lead pipe instead of Thos. Earl(e) as recommended by the Committee

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the balance of the Report be adopted as read.

[Volume 4 page 652]

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Gavin
That the Market Hall be granted to Mrs. Babington free of charge on Friday the 5th week for the purpose of raising funds in aid of Alexandra Hospital.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Collins
That the matter of the appointment of an Inspector for the water pipes be left in the hands of the F. W. & L Committee with power to ask.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Mills
That Wm. Sutherland the Poll Tax Collector be required to furnish two sureties of $5.00 each to the satisfaction of the Finance Committee.

The following By-Laws were read a third time and finally passed:
Vagrancy By-Law
Liquor License By-Law
By-Law to prevent the firing of Guns etc.
Health By-Law
Trades License By-Law
Pound By-Law and Bread By-Law

These By-Laws were ordered to be typewritten on motion of Alderman Scoullar. Seconded by Alderman Franklin. The Market By-Law was laid over.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope

Thos G. McGuigan
City Clerk