An extra $1500 was granted to the school board to allow them to hire “the best men” as secondary school teachers. Theo Hardiman was granted $150.00 in compensation for his daughter’s injuries, due to her falling off the sidewalk on Cordova Street. The City Solicitor was looking into whether one contractor with the City had sublet part of his contract.

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Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: LP 216
People identified (left to right): Front seated on floor: Guy MacGowen, Roy Anderson.
Front row: Louise MacLaren, Miss Skinner, Mary Ward, Douglas Hunter, Margaret E. Spillman.
Second row: Frank Shook, Bella Lang, Louise Bodwell, May Moss, Susie Moscrop.
Third row: Charlotte Bodwell, Florence Cameron, Eva Frank, Nellie Bennett, Mabel Smith, Louise Edgett, Mr. J.H. Kerr.
Back row: Percy Depencier, Mr. J.C. Shaw, Mr. Alexander Robinson.

Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 285 – 294
original handwritten minutes here

[vol 4 pg 285]
Vancouver January 23rd 1893

The Council met on Monday January 23rd 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted.
The following communication were received and read:-
From the Secretary of the School Board submitting the Auditors Report for 1893.
Received, and filed
From A. L. St. George, asking the Council to reconsider the awarding of the wood contract, as he was the lowest tender.
Filed.
From Geo Cassady + Co, asking the privilege of purchasing from the City, at cost price sufficient 4” pipe + fillings to bring the water from Beattie St to their premises.
Referred to the F.W. + L. Committee.

From Bell-Irving + Paterson, asking the Council to take up the question as to the final payment on the water pipes.
Laid over.
From H. Abbott, Stating that he could not make it a rule to give passengers, a choice of routes.
That City Clerk was instructed to write again to him and more fully explain what was wanted.

From the City Solicitor stating that he did not consider that Geo Rounsfell had any claim for the extras on 8th Av.
Filed.
From W. A. Clarke, asking for the grade of Homer Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.
From the Deputy Attorney General enclosing coroner’s verdict in the drowning of Donato Zezzarino.
Referred to the Board of Works.

[vol 5 pg 286]

From H. A. Edgett etal stating that the City Clerk had been guilty of a breach of the Election Law and asking for an investigation.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From Wm Skene complaining about the unfinished condition of the water trucks etc.
Referred to the F. W + L + Board of Works.

From Crowder + Penzer stating that J.R. Foster had been awarded the contract for supplying coal, although the specifications called for the best Wellington coal.
Referred to the Finance Committee

The following Reports were received and read.

Board of Health.

The Board of Health met on Monday January 16th 1893.
Present Aldermen Collins, Anderson, Cargill, Hobson and Towler.
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Hobson.
That Alderman Collins be appointed Chairman.
Carried

The Board then adjourned.
sgd Henry Collins
Chairman

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

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Monday January 16th 1893.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill Hobson and Brown.
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Cargill
That Alderman Anderson be appointed Chairman.
Carried

[vol 5 pg 287]

The Committee met again of Friday January 20th 1893. Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins Cargill, Hobson, and Brown.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
E. Clough, Drayage $5.00
Geo McKay “ 1.00
Thos Clough “ 12.00
Shelton + Co. Rent of tables, etc. 4.25
F. W Hart “ “ “ 12.25
Vancouver Bill Posting Co. Posting Notices 2.00
F. W. Hart Box 3.50
J. M. Browning, Rent of Room 5.00
News-Advertiser, Advertising 18.30
The World P + P Co. “ 18.67
Duncan McRae, Making Screens etc. 16.50
Telephone co. Rent 39.30

2. That the tenders for printing advertising etc. be awarded for the year, as follows:-
Printing The News-Advertiser
Advertising The News-Advertiser + World.
Meat W. A. McIntosh + co.
Milk Therrett + co.
Burials F.W. Hart
Bread J. P. Blake.
Washing Pioneer Steam Laundry.
Feed. Crowder + Penzer
Wood for Crematory R. Baynes
16 in wood Crowder + Pender
Coal. J. R. Foster
General Groceries G. F. Foreman.
Green Groceries Philip Bros.
Drugs Atkins + Atkins.

3. That $200.00 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners.

4. That the City’s Bank account be transferred to the Bank of Montreal.

5. That the Board of Works have placed to its credit the amount collected from private parties who were supplied with crushed rock.

[vol 5 pg 288]

6. That the Secretary of the Water Works be authorized to have a book printed for use in his office.

7. That the City Treasurer be authorized to advance from time to time such amounts as may be required to send prisoners to New Westminster Jail.

8. That the communication from the Typographical Union giving the names of the union offices and, asking that the printing and advertising be, awarded to some one of them be filed.

9. That the communication from Ross, Howard + co asking for exemption from taxation be filed.

A deputation from the School Trustees consisting of Messrs Brown, McGowan, Templeton, Wilson and Gordon, waited upon the Board, the object being to obtain a grant of $180000 to enable them to give higher salaries to the High School Teachers so that the best men might be secured.
After hearing the views of the deputation, the Committee promised to accede to their request if the balance of the Council acquiesced.
sgd. R. A. Anderson
Chairman

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

Police Committee

The Police Committee held its first meeting on Monday January 16th 1893.
Present Aldermen Towler, Salsbury, Hackett, Robson and McCraney.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Towler
That Alderman Hackett be appointed Chairman.
Carried

Alderman Salsbury afterwards withdrew his motion and with the consent of the seconder and the name of

[vol 5 pg 289]

Alderman Towler was established instead of Alderman Hackett as Chairman on motion of Alderman McCraney, seconded by Alderman Hackett and carried.

The Police Committee met again on Tuesday January 17th 1893.
Present Aldermen Towler, Salsbury and Hackett.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from the City Engineer in reference to the Market Hall roof be laid over until he furnishes an estimate of the cost of having the necessary repairs made, such estimate to be made as soon as possible.

2. That the Finance Committee be asked to authorize the City Treasurer to advance from time to time such monies as may be required to transport prisoners to New Westminster Jail.

3. That a separate account be kept for any expenditure incurred in 1892 paid in the current year.

4. That the following accounts be paid:-
G. L. Allen Shoes $2.25
J. P. Blake Bread $4.55
Wm Moresby Board of Prisoners 497.50
John McLaren Board of Prisoners
Wooton + co. Drayage .50
Geo. Cunningham Special Constable 5.00
R. V. Winch Groceries 23.75
David Evans Overcoat 32.00
W. A. McIntosh + co. Supplies 32.00
Ideal Grocery “ 32.56
Goldstein + co. “ 19.00
Gurney Cab co. cab hire 4.00
D. B. Haywood special constable 5.00

The Committee decided to hold its regular meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 4 p.m.
sgd Wm Towler
Chairman

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

[vol 5 pg 290]

F. W + L. Committee

The F. W + L. Committee met on Monday January 16th 1893.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Hackett, Cargill and Towler.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury.
Seconded by “ Towler
That Alderman Franklin be appointed Chairman.
Carried

The F. W + L Committee met on Wednesday January 18th 1893.
Present Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Cargill Hackett + Towler.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from R. Llewellyn asking for other work when not engaged in diving be laid over for the consideration of the City Engineer.
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2. That the communication from C. G. Johnson + co quoting prices on Anthracite Coal be laid over.

3. That the Salary of the foreman of the water works be fixed at $90.00 per month and that he have entire charge of the mechanical part of the work under the direction of the City Engineer, and further that the City Clerk be instructed to advertise for applications for the position, applicants to state experience.

4. That a separate account be kept for any expenditure incurred in 1892 paid in the current year.

5. That the following accounts be paid:-
W. P. Turner et al. Labor $358.45
J. Kendrick Keys 1.00
McLennan + McFeely Supplies 128.71
W. C. Marshall, Express hire 2.25
Ideal Grocery Supplies 17.40
S. T Tilly + son “ 3.50
S. Forbes Blacksmithing 4.00

[vol 5 pg 291]

J. Kendrick Repairs $15.00
Palmer Bros. Supplies 46.32
Godfrey + co. “ 14.79
B. C. Iron Works Repairs 65.78
David Wilson “ 321.95
A. D. Leask. Clearance 1.00
Crowder + Penzer Supplies 7.00
Gamewell Fire Alarm Co. “ 485.25
J. H. Carlisle, Freight 3.60
Edison General Elec co. Supplies 1.15
Crowder + Penzer |” 21.00
Wm. Ralph Repairs 17.56
Walter S. Payne Supplies 17.00
Michigan Lumber co. “ 9.13
J. M. O.Toole “ 4.45
Creamer + Langley “ 23.69
Van Gas Co. Labor 14.00
Van Elec Ry + co Lights 1456.05
C. G. Johnson + co Supplies 61.50
B. C. Ironworks “ 702.90

The Committee decided to meet every Wenesday at 4 p.m.
sgd J. L. Franklin
Chairman

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

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Monday January 16th 1893.
Present Alderman McCraney, Salsbury, Hackett, Franklin, and Brown.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by :” Brown
That Alderman McCraney be appointed Chairman.
Carried

The Board met again on Thursday January 19th 1893, all the members being present..
It was recommended:-

[vol 5 pg 292]

1. That the communication from V. Straube submitting samples of house numbers be laid over.

2. That the communication from the Street Inspector stating that he had notified the contractor for the Hudson Bay building in reference to clearing off the stones and rubbish off the streets be filed.

3. That the communication from Thos. Thomas requesting permission to sublet a portion of his contract for the clearing of 185 be filed, and, that his request be not granted.

4. That on the recommendation of the City Solicitor this Board recommends that the offer of Theo Hardiman to accept $15000 in full compensation for all claims for injuries received by his daughter by falling off the Cordova Street sidewalk be accepted.

5. That a permit be issued granting H. P. Shaw permission to occupy one-third of the Streets opposite his proposed building at the N. E. corner of Granville and Smithe Streets up to Sept 1st 1893 and that the requisite deposit for same be required at the rate of 40 cts per foot frontage of the proposed building and that hereafter where a permit is applied for the occupation of a portion of any of the streets for building purposes that in all cases the rate of the deposit thereon shall be calculated at 40 cents per foot frontage of the proposed buildings.

6. That the City Solicitor be instructed to defend the City’s case against Mr Rounsfell who claims extra for his contract for the grading of 7th av. Fairview.

7. That tenders be called for the extension of the sewerage system (Sec 10 along Beach Av) tenders to be sent in to the City Clerk by noon of Thursday the 2nd day of February 1893.

[vol 5 pg 293]

8. That for the present the regular meetings of the Board of Works shall be held on Thursday afternoons commencing at 4 o’clock.

9. That the following accounts be paid:-
B. C. Mills Lumber $26.49
J. P. Lawson Expenses to Hastings 7.50
Potter + Flett Sec 4. Sewers 688.50
do do “ 5. “ 945.94
D. Gibbons Abbott St drain 84.60
T. H. Tracy Supplies .40
Evans, Coleman + Evans “ 307.43
Lomas etal. Labor 260.05

In reference to the statement made by the deputation from the Trades + Labor Council that D. McGillivray was subletting part of his contract, the City Solicitor reported that he had not yet received sufficient evidence to convince him that McGillivray had sublet part of his contract.

It was decided that the members go over their respective wards and see what improvements are most necessary and repeat so as to facilitate the making up of the estimates at an early date.
sgd H. P. McCraney
Chairman

Motions

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Franklin
That Alderman Salsbury and Towler be added to the Charter Committee.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Towler
That the suggestions of the Finance Committee in respect of the application of the School Trustees for the sum of fifteen

[vol 5 pg 294]

hundred dollars to enable them to engage suitable teachers for the High School be approved of by Council.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Collins
That applications for the position of City Solicitor be called for to be received up to Monday night next the 29 30th inst, at 7 p.m. under the rules adopted by the Council in December last, engagement to be by the month.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the following gentlemen form the Free Library Board for 1893 viz. Mssrs J. M. Duval, A. H B. McGowan, J. Balfour, Hon. F. C. Cotton, Wm Brown, D. H. Wilson, E. Odlum, and Aldermen Salsbury + Towler.
Carried

Notices of Motion.

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to provide for the more effectual recovery of water rates.

Alderman Collins gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to amend the Health By-Law.

Alderman Towler gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move to appoint a Committee to enquire into the workings of the City Hall, Fire Hall + Police Department.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

School Board granted $1500 extra to hire “best” teachers – January 23, 1893
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