Committees Begin the Work of 1898 – January 24, 1898

Committees Begin the Work of 1898 – January 24, 1898

Committees reported back re Chairman elected and meeting dates established. Finance Committee had decided on suppliers to the City for Wood, Sawdust, Bread, Milk, Meat, Feed and Washing.

This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick.

Illustration:
Panoramic View 1898

Source: City of vancouver Archives Series 31
Volume 8 pages 131 – 136

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The Council met on Monday January 24th 1898

Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran.

Communications

From A. St. G. Hamersley, stating that he had already reported on the Thompson Brothers case. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W.S. Copeland etal, asking that a portion of English Bay Beach be cleared of rocks. Referred to the Board of Works with the recommendation that the work be carried out.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed.

From R.E. Gosnell, asking the City to purchase copies of the Provincial Annual Report. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From Thomas P. Stretch etal, asking that the sidewalk about to be built on 7th Avenue be laid on the south side. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Johnson & Burnet, asking for a share of the civic Insurance. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From W.H. Wood, Secretary of the Bicycle Club furnishing the Council with copies of the Good Roads Circulars. Filed.

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From M. C. McLean asking for the use of the Market shed and a grant of $100 for the Poultry, Dog and Pet Stock Association. Referred to the Market & Finance Committees.

From S. Thompson, asking that the square at the intersection of Carrall, Water, Powell and Alexander Streets be fixed up. Referred to the Board of Works.

From R.A. Lambert inviting the Mayor and Council to pay him a visit and inspect his School of Placer Mining at 316 Water Street.
Resolved that his invitation be accepted with thanks.

The following Reports were received and read:

Annual Report of Library Board

Alderman William Brown, Chairman of the Free Library Board submitted the Annual Report of his Board which was received and filed.

Fire and Police Committee

The Fire and Police Committee met on Thursday January 20th 1898.

Present: the full Board

Moved by Alderman McQueen;
Seconded by Alderman Townley
That Alderman McMorran be appointed Chairman and that the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in each month be fixed as the regular days of meeting at 4pm.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Townley;
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

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Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Thursday January 20th 1898.

Present: the full Board

Moved by Alderman McQueen;
Seconded by Alderman Foreman
That Alderman McGuigan be appointed Chairman and that the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4pm be appointed as the regular days of meeting.

Signed W.J. McGuigan,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Foreman;
Seconded by Alderman McQueen
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Light Railway & Tramway Committee

The Light Railway & Tramway Committee met on Thursday January 20th 1898.

Present: the full Board

Moved by Alderman Painter;
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That Alderman McPhaiden be appointed Chairman and that the regular meeting be held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 4pm.
Carried.

Signed D. McPhaiden,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden;
Seconded by Alderman Painter
That the Report be adopted.
Chairman {sic. Note: the word should have been written as Carried vs Chairman}

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 31st 1897.

Present: the full Board

Moved by Alderman Brown;
Seconded by Alderman Painter
That Alderman McQueen be appointed Chairman and that the regular meetings be held on each Friday at 4pm.
Carried.

The Board met again on Friday January 21st 1898.

Present: the full Board

Tenders for supplies for the year were received and considered. It was recommended that the following accounts be accepted:

Wood Duthie & Trudgeon

Sawdust Champion & White

Bread Joseph Dodson

Milk Valley Dairy Co

Meat J.C. Woodrow

Feed Crowder & Penzer

Washing D.M. Stewart

The following were laid over for further consideration:

Burial of Pauper Dead, Coal, Green Groceries, General Groceries, Printing, Binding, Stationery, Advertising and Drugs.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Thomas F. McGuigan disbursements $.25

Thomas Clough express hire $6.00

F.L. Prior disbursements $2.50

R.G. Tatlow salary as Park Com. 1890-7 $8.00

A communication was received from J.C. McLagan asking the City to subscribe for a number of copies of the Klondike Edition of the World

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Referred to the Chairman and Alderman Brown with power to act, the City Clerk to communicate with W. T. Cooksley, New Westminster to ascertain what he would charge for distributing copies in the east.

Signed James McQueen,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McQueen;
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the clause in reference to the awarding of the Sawdust contract be referred back to the Committee and that the balance of the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday January 20th 1898.

Present: the full Board

Moved by Alderman Neelands;
Seconded by Alderman McMorran
That Alderman Painter be appointed Chairman and that each Thursday at 4pm be appointed as the regular day of meeting.
Carried.

Signed H.J. Painter,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McMorran;
Seconded by Alderman Painter
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Water & Market Committee

The Water & Market Committee met on Thursday January 20th 1898

Present: the full Board

Moved by Alderman Townley;
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That Alderman Brown be appointed Chairman and that the 2nd …..

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…..and 4th Wednesday at 4pm be appointed as the regular days of meeting. Carried.

Signed William Brown,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Foreman;
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Brown;
Seconded by Alderman Foreman
That the following accounts be paid:
Hugh Findley inspecting market scales $5.50
M. Rockett etal work on new City Hall $190.35
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

Thomas Francis McGuigan
City Clerk

James F. Garden
Mayor