A by-election was established for Ward 2 to replace Alderman Scoullar. Plumbing for the hospital addition and 34 new Lawson-Tait hospital beds were ordered for the hospital. All requests for street work to be laid over until estimates can be compiled.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 640 – 649

Vancouver, February 22nd 1892

[Volume 4, page 674]

The Council met on Monday, February 22nd, 1892.

Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills + Gavin.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:-
From Chas Hay etal, asking for water pipes to be laid on Thurlow, Davie + Pendrell Streets.
Referred to Fl W + L Committee
From V. I Short et al asking for the grading of Pendrell Street.
Referred to Board of Works.
From J. H. Roberts asking for the extension of 7th Av to Clark Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From Geo Pollay asking for the widening of the sidewalk on Gore Av.
Referred to the Board of Works
From A. Campbell Reddie + H. Stanton acknowledging receipt of resolutions re Hospital grants and F. D. grants.
Filed
From Thos Thomas withdrawing his tender on lanes.
Referred to Board of Works
From John. G. Milne etal. asking for the opening of an alley in Block 60, 196.
Referred to the Board of Works.
From W. J. Dowler City Clerk of Victoria asking for an examination of the Leper
on Darcy Island.
Filed
From W. L. Fagan etal asking for a wide sidewalk on Melville Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

[vol 4 pg 675]

From the Market Clerk furnishing report on Market Receipts.
Filed
From Champion + White asking for an increase of Salary.
Referred to Health Committee

From His Honor Judge Bole declaring the seat of Alderman Scoullar vacant.
Filed
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.
Filed
From W. S. Irdy etal, asking for the opening up of Prior Street:
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm Barker etal asking for the grading and gravelling of Hastings Street:
Referred to the Board of Works

From D. VanDusen etal, asking for the opening up of Columbia Street:
Referred to the Board of Works.
From J. C. McLagan, asking for the street grades and lines on the corner of Pender + Howe Streets
Referred to Board of Works.
From C. P. Shindler etal., asking for the grading of Alberni Street:
Referred to Board of Works.
+ Health.
From Josiah Gosse etal, asking for a sidewalk on Lorne Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From W. C. Lawrence etal asking for a sidewalk on the North Side of Ninth Av.
Referred to the Board of Works.
From S. Kerfoot etal, asking for the opening up of a road from Westminster Av east on the Southern Boundary of the City.
Referred to Board of Works.

[vol 4 pg 676]

From C. F. Presley, asking for a free site for a fresh fish freezing establishment
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Collins
That a Committee consisting of Aldermen Odlum, McCraney + Oldum Gavin be appointed to take the communication into consideration.
Carried.

The following Reports were received and read:-

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday February 19th 1892.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Odlum and Mills
It was recommended:-
1 That funds be provided for the construction of the Market Sheds to allow of C. McRae proceeding with the work.

2 That $1000.00 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners to make necessary repairs in Stanley Park.

3 That the Park Commissioners be asked to furnish a detailed plan showing the improvements in Stanley Park.
Sgd R. A. Anderson
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the report be adopted
Carried

Health Report

The Health Committee met on Thursday Feb 18th 1892.

[vol 6 pg 677]

Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan Odlum and Gavin.
It was recommended:-
1 That Dr. Bell-Irving and the chairman of the Board of Health be appointed to go to Darcy Island to ascertain if the Chinaman sent there from Vancouver has the leprosy as doubts have been expressed on the subject.

2 That 34 Lawson-Tait beds be ordered through F. W. Hart for the addition to the City Hospital at the following prices:-
4 for fractures@ $14.50 each
2 “ adjustable @ 19.50 “
28 ordinary @ 13.00 “

3 That the following tender be accepted for plumbing the addition to the City Hospital:-
J. M. O. Toole. Lump Sum $733.70
sgd W. J. McGuigan
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Connon.
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday Feb 18th 1892.
Present Alderman McCraney, Connon Gavin and Franklin.
It was recommended:-
1 That the following contracts be awarded:-
E. C. Britton, Thurlow St Sidewalk.
W. Jones Homer St “
McDonald + Garrison 7th “ “
Thos Thomas Lanes in B 86. 90. + 91. 196.
do “ “ B 6. 20. 7. 21. 19 + 32. 185.

2 That the following tenders be invited:-

[vol 4 pg 678]

Ontario Street grading from 9th to 11th Av.
8th Av “ “ Quebec to Manitoba St
Keefer St “ to Boundary Av.
Howe St. 6 ft sidewalk Davie to Helmcken W. side
Richards St “ “ Nelson to “ “ “
Lanes in Blocks 22. 8. 31 E 1/2. 4 + 18. 185
“ “ “ 50 + 81. 541.

3 That the necessary grading be done on Campbell Avenue, and Westminster Avenue between 7th and 9th Avs by day work under the direction of the City Engineer.

4. That the following accounts be paid:-
Queen Bros. Hack Hire $15.00
D. McRae, Pound House etc. 82.46
Engineering Record. Ads. 11.80
G. A. Roedde. Portfolios 4.75
Tye + Co. Shovel 1.50
Thos Veitch. Delivering Rock. 366.71
W H Kendall. 713.70
W. L. Fraser. Percentage returned 5.00
H. Lomas etal. Labor 352.00
J. Dixon. Refund for Sewer connection 7.00

5. That the grading of Lansdowne St be laid over it being too costly.

All petitions for Street improvements were laid over until the Estimates are being compiled

Communications from Messrs Bewicke + Wulffsohn referred to Fire Inspector.
sgd H. P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Gavin
That Clause one relating to Thos Thomas be referred back to the Board of Works.
Carried

[vol 4 pg 679]

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the balance of the Report be adopted.
Carried
The City Solicitor furnished the proposed amendments to the City Charter.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for this consideration
Carried
Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman

The amendments were read over clause by clause

The Committee then arose to report progress and asked leave to sit again.

Introduction of By-Laws.

Alderman Collins introduced a By-Law to fix the polling places etc for holding a Bye. Election in Ward No 2 to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of Alderman Scoullar.
The Rules were suspended and the By-Law read a first and second time.
The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law with Alderman Anderson in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported as complete without amendments.
The By-Law was then read a third time and finally passed.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Odlum.
That Alderman Collins be appointed on the Board of Works and F. W + L. pending the election of an Alderman in Ward No 2.
Carried

[vol 4 pg 680]

The Council then adjourned

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

Alderman Scoullar’s Seat on Council declared vacant – Feb 22, 1892

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