Water main replacement to go ahead across First Narrows – July 4th 1892

Water main replacement to go ahead across First Narrows – July 4th 1892
Diver Richard Thomas examining the First Narrows Water Main, 1890

Money enclosed with applications for licenses to be returned if the license is not granted.  The City Solicitor was asked to look into the question of whether an Alderman had the right to contract with the City for school construction. W. S. Westcott to furnish his bond for the replacement of the flexible (water) main across the First Narrows.  The question of a raise for the City Treasurer was referred to the Finance Committee.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 64-66

[Volume 5 page 64]

Vancouver July 4th 1892

The Council met on Monday July 4th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Gavin.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:-
From Oppenheimer Bros etal, asking that Thos Cyrs be granted a liquor license.
Referred to the License Commissioners

From R. H. Patterson etal, asking for a refund of License Money where the licenses were not granted.
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Collins
That the City Treasurer to instructed to refund all license money where licenses were not granted.

From Wm Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine stating that the Department had no objection to the City constructing a tunnel under the Narrows if it did not interfere with navigation

From Dr. Stevenson, drawing attention to the gutters on Hastings Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Francis Roward and R. A. Townley claiming damages for closing the street known as Sophia Street between 9th and 10th Av.
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ Anderson.
That the matter be referred to Alderman Collins to report on Monday next

From John Devine and John Callister protesting against the frontage tax assessment.

From the Health Inspector reporting on Small Pox cases.

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From A. M. Beattie, asking to be appointed a public weigher.
Referred to the Market Committee

From Chas. A. Coldwell etal, asking for the opening up of the lanes in Block 44. 200 a.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Brenton report on on Sewers.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.

From J. A. Coldwell asking why his letters were not read.

From Oldfield + Cook, asking the Council to look into the matter whether an alderman had the right to contract for school construction.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From the City Treasurer asking for an increase of Salary
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Franklin
That his salary be increased to $1800.00 a year.

/Moved in amendment by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman McCraney.
That the matter be referred to the Finance Committee

The following Reports were received and read:-

F. W + L. Report:

The F. W + L. Committee met on Wednesday June 29th 1892.
Present Aldermen Connon, Franklin and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-

1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Alex Gartshore Water pipes $1588.63
Thos Veitch Drayage 14.12
A Blyth etal Labor. 586.60

2 That Ramsey Bros be informed that the rates cannot be lowered at present until the whole of the rates have been considered.

3 That a 4 inch pipe be laid to the Chinese buildings near the Immunization Sheds at the expense of the C. P. R. Co.

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4 That W S Westcott deposit the tender for the laying of the flexible main across the Narrows be returned as his agreement has been signed and satisfactory bonds furnished and accepted.

5 That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be authorized to purchase two flags for the fire halls.

sgd J. L. Franklin

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

Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday June 30th 1892.
Present Aldermen Scoullar (in the Chair) Connon, Gavin and Franklin.
It was recommended:

1 That the Sidewalk on Columbia Avenue, and the new Wilson building be raised to its permanent grade and also an 8 ft sidewalk to be put down in front of same, building on Dupont St at a grade to be decided upon by the City Engineer, said work to be done by day work.

3 That tenders be called for Bituminous Rock Pavement divided as follows:-

1 Furnishing curbstones and gutters.
2 Concrete and setting curb stones, and gutters
3 Bituminous covering for Streets

Tenders to be received up to July 25th at noon.

4 That the following tenders be accepted:-
7th av. grading Hobson Bros. 6250.00

The Council then adjourned

F. Cope

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk