$150,000 Loan By-Law debated – January 27, 1896

$150,000 Loan By-Law debated – January 27, 1896

A motion was planned to select in Stanley Park a site suitable for recreation grounds and have it surveyed and an approximate estimate of the cost of clearing and putting it in proper condition. Pictured above is Brockton Oval in 1896.Most of the evening was spent reviewing the proposed by-law to borrow $150,000 for the year’s operating expenses. Other business was adjourned to Wednesday January 29. 

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer  Joanne McCormick

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 7 pages 18-19
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[Volume 7, Page 18]

The Council met on Monday January 27th 1896
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Painter, Schou, Banfield, McPhaiden, Clandening, Brown, MacDonald, Bethune and Coldwell.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Banfield; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the By-Law to authorize the borrowing of $150,000 in anticipation of the Municipal revenue for the year 1896 be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Banfield; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the By-Law to amend the Procedure By-Law be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Brown; Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That Mr Tetley be and is hereby instructed to furnish the School Board with such a statement of their receipts and expenditures for the past year for publication as required by the School Act. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Banfield; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the By-Law to authorize…..

[Volume 7, page 19]

… the borrowing of $150,000 be read a second time and that the Rules be suspended to allow of same. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a 2nd time.

Moved by Alderman Banfield: Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the Rules be suspended and the By-Law to amend the Procedure By-Law read a second time. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a second time.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Brown gave notice that at the next meeting of Council, he would move that the City Engineer be and is hereby instructed to select in Stanley Park a site suitable for recreation grounds and have it surveyed and an approximate estimate of the cost of clearing and putting it in proper condition made at as early a date as convenient.

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden; Seconded by Alderman Banfield
That the Council adjourn until Wednesday the 29th instant at 7:30PM. Carried.

Thomas Francis McGuigan Henry Collins
City Clerk Mayor.