First Council Meeting with Mayor David Oppenheimer. Meetings generally Monday 7:30 PM. Standing Committees created – Finances, Board of Works, Fire Water and Light, Board of Health.
This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland
and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 153-154
[Vol 2 page 153]
Vancouver Jan 2nd 1888
The New Council met in the City Hall on Monday January 2nd 1888 at 12 o’clock, Noon.
Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Presiding, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Bell-Irving, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion and Oppenheimer.
His Worship opened the proceedings with a lengthy address in which he made many suggestions for the government and direction of the Council in the matter of improvements for the Coming Year.
[motion no 1]
The following Standing Committees were struck for the year on motion of Alderman Oppenheimer, Seconded by Alderman Mannion.
Board of Works
Fire, Water and Light
Board of Health
[motion no 2]
Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Humphries that the Finance Committee take into consideration an increase of salary for the City Clerk.
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk