The question of land for the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co was referred to incoming Council. Final accounts from committees were approved, including an amount of $6314.73 for school teachers’ salaries. It was recommended that the annual reports of each Committee be printed.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards

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2nd Division Vancouver Public School [Central School] Miss Hartney Teacher
City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Sch P4

Original handwritten minutes
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 277 – 282

[Volume 5 page 277]
Vancouver January 16th 1893

The Council met on Monday January 16th 1893 at 11 a.m.
Present. His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum, Mills and Gavin.
The minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted.

Communications
From the City Engineer recommending certain changes to the roof of the Market building.
Referred to the Police & Market Committee.

Reports
The following were received and read.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on January 13th 1893.
Present. Aldermen McCraney, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1. That the Communication from fireman Davie applying for $50.00 for extra services in connection with the Road Roller be filed.

2. That the Communication from the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co re the use of certain streets for railway purposes be laid over until, a proper profile is submitted showing the grades, at which it is proposed to build said railway on the streets referred to and such other information furnished, as may be necessary.

3. That the accounts presented by W H Baxters for material for repairs to the Rock Crusher amounting to £14.10s.8d be paid by the City and the amount deducted from Dr Kendall’s accounts.

4. That the Finance Committee be asked to credit the Board of Works with the value of the crushed rock sold to private parties during 1892.

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4. That the following accounts be paid:-
B.C. Ironworks. Castings etc $896.60
Evans, Coleman & Evans. Sewer pipes 1431.94
W.H. Kendall. Crushed Rock 3437.28
Thos. Veitch. del “ “ 1566.92
Buse Mill Co. Lumber 178.82
S.T. Tilley & Son. Stationery 5.20
Thos. Dunn & Co. Sundries 5.15
Davis & Taylor. Painting 5.00
B.C. Mills. Lumber 6.60
Market Hardware Store. Oil .90
Tomlinson & Taggart. feed 1.00
Gurney Cab Co. Drayage 1.50
H.T. Devine & Co. feed 14.18
Van Elec Ry & L Co. Car tickets 5.00
Thos. Dunn & Co. Hardware 12.69
Palmer Bros. Coal .90
Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies 7.60
H. Lomas etal. Labor 278.75
sgd. H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday January 10th 1893.
Present. Aldermen Collins, Gavin, McCraney and Odlum.

It was recommended:-
1. That the Communication from A.M. Beatty re the fixing of the roof of the Market be referred to City Engineer to examine, and report upon.

2. That the following accounts be paid:
W.J. McGuigan. Inquests $20.00
W.J. McLean. Supplies 13.75
M.G. McLeod. Ry fares 4.00
J.H. Grady. Ry fares 4.00
Wm. Ralph. Supplies (unreadable)

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Robert Clark. Supplies 5.65
V.W. Haywood. Ry fares 2.00
sgd. H. Collins
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Mills. Seconded by Alderman Scoullar.
That the Report by adopted.
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday January 13th 1893.
Present. Alderman Anderson, Mills, Collins and Odlum.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Alex McDougall etal. Services in connection with Elections $100.00
Prov Govt. School Teachers salaries 6314.73
Vancouver Free Library. Balance of Grant 159.74
Palmer Bros. Coal 26.94
J. Miller Rent of PO Box 8.00
Gurney Cab Co. Hack hire 4.00
Val Straube Dog tags 50.00
H. Extence Drayage 3.00
Peter Inglis Supplies 60.00
B.L. Wood Refund of License application fee 10.00
B.C. Gazette Advertising 17.50
W.B. Fisher Clerical Work 15.40
Bodwell & Irving Law costs Bowick vs City 95.85

2. That the tax on building on Lot 4, Block 115, 301, be struck off same being assessed by mistake.
sgd. R.A. Anderson
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the Report be adopted
Carried

F.W.& L Committee

The F W&L Committee met on Friday January 13th 1893.
Present. Aldermen Franklin, Mills & Scoullar.

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It was recommended:-
1. That Geo Erwin be relieved from the duties of foreman of the Water Works as requested by him.

2. That the following accounts be paid:-
Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies $5.15
H.T. Devine & Co. “ 124.87
David Wilson. “ 17.35
H.T. Devine & Co. “ 9.22
Palmer Bros. “ 28.68
C.M. Hawley “ 2.15
H. McDowell & Co. “ 1.00
Thos. Veitch Express hire 281.25
W.P. Turner etal. Labor 658.80
J.M. O’Toole Supplies 5.83
W.A. McIntosh “ 50.31
R.V. Winch “ 8.25
A.M. Beattie “ 4.80
James Carnahan Drayage 15.00
sgd. J.L. Franklin
Chairman

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

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday January 10th 1893.
Present. Aldermen McGuigan, Collins, Odlum and Gavin.
It was recommended:-
1. That the Communication from Dr McAlpine asking for compensation for professional services be filed.

2. That someone be placed in the City Hospital competent to keep books, and look after after patients debts.

3. That the following accounts be paid:-
Palmer Bros. Supplies $125.00
J.L. Raymour Cost of keep of leper 34.98

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F.W. Hart furniture for hospital 3171.30
Palmer Bros. Supplies 6.50
A. Williams Salary 112.50
Rounsefell & Co. Coal 14.00
sgd. W.J. McGuigan
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by “ Odlum
That the Report be adopted
Carried

The following Annual Reports were read and adopted:-
Finance Committee, Board of Works, Police Committee and Fire, Water and Light Committee.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ Collins
That this Council recommends that the Finance Committee have the annual reports of the different Committees printed.
Carried.

After a Vote of thanks to the Mayor, and Press, the Council adjourned sine die.

Council for 1892 wraps up remaining business – January 16, 1893, 11:00 a.m.
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