Huntly cleared of charges – December 5, 1892

Mr. Huntly was cleared regarding the overpayment of Mr. Larwill. Huntly was also asked to inspect the rear portion of a certain stables. Resolution from a recent Public Meeting regarding a Dry Dock was received. Mayor and Council entertained aboard Japanese ship Kongo.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 229 – 235

Vancouver, Dec 5th 1892
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Council met on Monday December 5th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin and Gavin.

The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read, and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:-
From the Clerk of the South Vancouver Municipality requesting the Council to co-operate with them to get the Municipality taken out of the Electoral District of New Westminster, and incorporated with Vancouver.
Referred to the City Solicitor
From Rand Bros Stating that the Insurance on the Crematory would expire on Dec 9th at noon, and asking that it be renewed.
The City Treasurer was instructed to have the Insurance renewed.

From the Japanese Council asking for the Vital Statistics of the City for the past-year.
Requested granted.
From R. D. Pitt asking for compensation for the loss of his leg.
From Rand Bros, asking the City to re convey to the Improvement Co a certain portion of Lots 7 + 8, Block 48, D. L. 181.
From the Merchant Tailors of the City complaining about outside tailors trading in Vancouver and evading the License.
From D. McGillivray, asking to be allowed to submit Estimates for the construction of a Graving Dock.
Laid over.
From Bell-Irving and Paterson, asking for the final payment on the water pipes.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

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From Wm McCraney, Chairman of the Public Meeting called to discuss the Graving Dock matter, submitting resolution passed.

The following Reports were received and read.

Special Committees

Your committee appointed at the request of the Health Inspector to investigate certain charges and after carefully examining them beg leave to report that we find there was no intent on the part of Mr Huntly in any way to defraud but we think that be overstepped the powers given him by resolution of Council in certyf certifying to Larwill’s time and having him paid as a temporary man when his name was put on the payroll as a monthly engagement. We recommend that the resolutions giving the Inspector and Chairman of the Health Committee the power to pass the time of the men and have the same paid without being passed by the Committee be rescinded and all bills in future be passed in the regular way before being paid.
sgd Henry Collins
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be adopted and the motions referred to therein rescinded.

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday December 1st 1892.
Present Aldermen McCraney Gavin Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1 That the following accounts be paid:-
W. H. Kendall crushed rock $490.14
Thos Veitch delivering 33.69

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Potter + Flett sewers Sec 4 $490.28
do do “ “ 5 565.56
McQuarrie + Co. “ “ 7 757.83
Evans, Coleman + Evans sewer pipes 209.10
McLennan + McFeely supplies 102.58
H. Lomas etal. Labor 383.85

2 That the feed for the street inspectors horse which was granted during the summer cease at the end of November last.

3 That the tenders for the clearing of standing lumber in Subdivision 185 be laid over for one week.

4 That the City Engineer be instructed to notify the Sewer contractors to remove the pipes required by them as soon as possible and that he get the necessary levels and plans for the other two sections of sewers as soon as possible.

5 That Mssrs Leatherdale and Smith be notified that the City does not hold itself liable for the injury to their horse from falling into an open sewer.

6 That Mr Huntly be instructed to see that the back premises of a livery stable complained of are kept clean and that Mr. L. O. Townley be informed that a sewer will be put in where he desires in due course the plans for which are being prepared.

7 The City Solicitor be requested to complete the transaction with Mr Edwards re the conveyance of the lanes in the 200a to the city; as soon as possible.

8 That the communication from the Hastings Mill in reference to an account for planking part of Dunlevy Av to the Mill be filed.
H. P. McCraney
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the report be adopted.

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F. W. + L. Committee.

The F. W. + L. Committee met on Friday December 2nd 1892.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Scoullar, and McGuigan.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
McLennan + McFeely, Supplies $281.46
W. P. Turner, etal. Labor 1262.10
W. B Mc Carthy Supplies 20.15
Mather + Larson “ 126.00
sgd J. L. Franklin
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Reports be adopted.

Health Report

The Health Committee met on Friday December 2nd 1892.
Present Aldermen McGuigan, Collins, Gavin Odlum and Anderson.
The following accounts were recommended, for payment:-
H. E. Langis, Attendance on small pox patients $185.00
W. Fowler, Labor 3.85
Clubb + Stewart, Supplies. 25.25
C. P. Telegram Co. Telegram .25
W. J. McGuigan Inquest 10.00
Daily Telegram, Printing 29.50
J. Henning. Book case 16.00
F. W. Hart. Mattrass. [sic] 2.50
Leatherdale, Smith, Hack hire 3.00
Wm Kirby. Express hire .50
John Dennison. Labor 2.00
Grace Woodward Nursing 12.00
Mason + Peterson Repairs .25
R. Robertson. Supplies 21.70
S. L. Tilley + Son “ 1.00

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H. T. Devine + Co. Supplies $13.60
H. Hobat “ 4.70
Godfrey + co “ 2.25
Ideal Grocery “ 34.40
H. H. Layfield + Co “ 4.05
do “ 5.45
Palmer Bros “ 20.22
R. V. Winch “ 29.81
Ideal Grocery “ 69.92
Texas Lake Ice Co “ 9.00
Wm Pell Hack 3.50
J. Connon Painting Hospital floors 19.00
sgd. W. J. McGuigan,
Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the Report be adopted.

Finance Committee.

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 2nd 1892.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan and Odlum.
It was recommended:-
1 That the Communication from the Vancouver Improvement Co, asking the City to recover a portion of Lots 7 + 8, Block 48, D. L. 181 be filed.

2 That the Communication from Chipman, Morgan + co re Dry Dock be referred to the Council for discussion.

3 That the following accounts be paid:-
Mights Directory Co. Directory. $35.00
T. M. Thomas Clearing Race track 302.90
B. C. Jockey Club. Balance of appropriation 148.29
Wm Cowderoy. Clerical Work. 102.55
S. T. Tilley + Son Supplies. 16.80
sgd R. A. Anderson, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be adopted.

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Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Gavin
That the By-Law to amend By-Law No 131 be read a first time.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Rules be suspended to introduce a By-Law to amend the Local Improvement By-Law No 1.55 and to repeal By-Law No 161.
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the By-Law be read a 2nd time.
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Council go into Committee of the whole for the consideration of the By-Law.
Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.
The 3rd reading was deferred.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Scoullar.
The the following account be paid:-
A. Blyth etal. [sic] Labor. $520.75
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Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the correspondence with the June Co. Be filed and the clause in the Finance Report be rescinded.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McCraney
That Aldermen Anderson and Gavin be empowered to act on the F. W. + L. Committee during the absence of Aldermen Connon and Mills.
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Gavin.
That the thanks of this Council to extended to H. I. J. M. Consul Kito and through him to the offices of H. I. J. M. S. Kongo for the reception and entertainment tendered to the Mayor, Alderman and citizens of Vancouver, B. C. on board H. I. J. M. S. Kongo on Monday November 28th 1892.

Notice of Motion.

Alderman Collins gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would move that a By-Law be submitted to raise by way of debentures the sum of $200,000 to bonus a Dry Dock + Shipbuilding yard.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk