200 copies of the Health, Liquor and Trades License By-laws to be printed in pamphlet form. The Chief of Police was instructed to enforce the clearing of snow from the sidewalks. The Edison General Electric Co Ltd City was notified to close up the excavation where the side walks should be at the southeast corner of Pender and Seymour Streets and to remove the stones, boulders and other obstructions left there by the contractors.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 314-319

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Vancouver February 13th1893
The Council met on Monday February 13th 1893
Present. His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Salsbury, Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Franklin, Hobson, Towler and Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From Thos. Fitzpatrick asking the Council to have certain trees cut down.
Referred to the Board of Works

From James Baker, Minister of Education replying to the communication from the City Clerk in reference to the School sites.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From John Wolf, Cook & Carriere and Champion & White asking for a dumping ground.
Referred to the Health Committee

From F. C. Cotton acknowledging receipt of communication from the City Clerk re grants to hospital and fire department.
Filed

From E. A. Jacob Private Secretary of the Lt. Governor, acknowledging receipt of communication from Council re grants to the City Hospital and Fire Departments
Filed

From E. J. Clark of Toronto acknowledging the receipt of a letter from Council re the South Park.
Filed

From the Cook of the hospital asking that his salary be raised to $50.00 per month.
Referred to the Health Committee

From Nicol Allan complaining that his water closets are made to overflow during the flushing of the Sewers.
Referred to the Board of Works

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From the City Accountant furnishing a statement of the City’s Assets and Liabilities.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From Gates, Jay & Russell claiming $3500.00 on behalf of J.B. Henderson for loss through having the small pox hospital placed near his works.
Filed

From Alex Bell, on behalf of the World’s Fair Guide to British Columbia asking for a subsidy of $1500 on him supplying 1000,000 copies of prospectus for distribution
Referred to the Finance Committee

From C.W. McCain presenting a Souvenir Medal made of copper from the S.S. Beaver to the Council.
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Cargill
That the thanks of this Council be tendered to Mr McCain for the handsome medal he has donated to the

The following Reports were received and read:-

F.W.& L Committee
The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday February 8th 1893.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Haskett, Cargill and Towler.

It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies $3.85
G.H. Bazley Horse Shoeing 8.50
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 19.13
S.T. Tilley & Son “ 7.85
A. McKelvie & Co “ .80
Van Gurney Cab Co. Drayage 6.00
B.C. Iron Works Castings 201.14
W. Hooper etal Labor 162.65

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C. Cooking Shoes & Sch. 1.50
Van Elec Ry & L. Co Lights 1531.45
Thos. Lerkeh Teaming 188.80
B.C. Mills L & T. Co Supplies 10.09
McLennan & McFeely “ 69.85
Palmer Bros. “ 3.00
I. Forbes Shoes Set 6.00
Palmer Bros. Supplies 12.39
McLennan & McFeely “ 22.87
Creamer & Langley “ 6.85

2. That L.G. Alcock. Thos. Lidy and A.Q. St.George be appointed call men for Mount Pleasant Fire hall duties to commence on Tuesday the 14th mch.
3. That the horse in the works yard be sold and a more suitable one purchased at a price not to exceed $150.00 and that the contract entered into between the City and Thos Verkeh; who supplied a horse and rig when required, be terminated
4. That 100 feet of ¼ inch hose be purchased for the chemical engine through the Gutta Percha and Rubber Co of Toronto, at 70 cts per foot delivered here.
sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Towler
That the Report be adopted
Carried

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday Feb 10th 1893.
Present. Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill, Brown, and Hobson.
It was recommended:-
1. That Geo Duthie be refunded $2.75 – paid by mistake on Lot.17.Block 102. 264A

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2. That Bell Irving and Paterson be paid the amount in dispute on the water pipe contract.
3. That His Worship the Mayor be requested to appoint a deputation to proceed to Victoria at an early date to press civic matters now before the house.
4. That the following accounts be paid:-
McLennan & McFeely Supplies $10.00
S.T.Lilley & Son “ 23.85
Thomson Bros. “ 22.85
Telephone Co. Rent 112.30
Davis & Taylor Supplies 1.15
News. Advertiser “ 8.00
W. Cowderoy Clerical work 40.65
Palmer Bros. Supplies 50.55
C.P. Telegraph Co “ 3.60
sgd R.A. Anderson.
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday February 9th 1893
Present. Aldermen McCraney, Salsbury, Hackett, Brown and Franklin.
It was recommended:-
1. That the B.C Pottery & Terra Cotta Co be informed that the Sewer pipes will be hauled away from the wharf as soon as possible.
2. That Clark Drive, adjoining the works of the B.C. Cooperage & Jute Co. be graded by day work as soon as the weather will permit.
3. That the account of Messrs Gordon, Herman & Barwell amounting to $41.50 for their survey of the Park Road be paid.
4. That the Chief of Police be instructed to carry out the

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Provisions of By-Law No 155 relating to the clearing of snow from the sidewalks.
5. That hereafter sureties be not asked for in the advertisements calling for Sundries but that the contractors be required to put in a deposit of 5 per cent with their tender, and to give sureties, if required to do so, when the contract is ready for signatures
6. That the Edison General Electric Co Ltd City be notified to close up the excavation where the side walks should be at the S.E. corner of Pender and Seymour Streets and to remove the stones, boulders and other obstructions left there by the contractors
7. That the following tenders be recommended for acceptance
Rails to McLennan & McFeely @ $3.15 per Keq
Lumber. B.C. Mills T & T Co 8.75 per in ft. delivered
Or $8.00 per m at the mill.
Sidewalks at West End School. E.C. Britton
“ “ Mt. Pleasant “ A.W. McDonald
“ “ High School . A.W. McDonald
8. That tenders be called for section 9 of the Sewerage extension, tenders to be sent in to the City Clerk by noon of Thursday the 23rd inst.
9. That the following accounts be paid:-
McQuarrie & Co. sec 9. Sewers $1200.00
B.C. Ironworks supplies 773.32
S.T. Lillie & Son “ 34.25
Thomson Bros. “ 2.00
Evans Coleman & Evans. Sewer pipes 41.98
D. Gibbons Abbott St. drain 18.40
H. Lomas etal. Labor. 300.90
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Towler
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

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Alderman Salsbury asked for an extension of time for reporting on the Street Railway guarantee which was granted.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Collins
That 200 copies of the Health, Liquor and Trades License By-laws be printed in pamphlet form.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver Police ordered to enforce snow removal by-law – February 13, 1893
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