City Clerk to write to the Provincial Government asking that a road be constructed “from the North Arm of the Fraser River in a direct line from Sea and Lulu Islands to False Creek”. City Solicitor T.T. Black advises Council to “resist” the claim of A.M. Grant for sherry seized by the police. Fire Water and Light Committee recommends that Council discontinue the offices of License, Health and Fire Inspectors.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 03-09

Vancouver July 11th 1887

The Council met on Monday July 11th 1887 at 7.30. p.m.

Present His Worship Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Hugh McGee and others praying the Council to memorialize the Government re the construction of a road from Sea and Lulu Islands to the foot of Granville Street.
Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Lefevre
“that a memorial be sent to the Provincial Government asking that the road from the North Arm of the Fraser River in a direct line from Sea and Lulu Islands to False Creek as petitioned for by certain citizens and residents of the District be constructed.”
Carried.

From Thos. T. Black, City Solicitor, giving it as his opinion that the claim of A.M. Grant for Sherry seized by the Police should be resisted.

Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Lefevre,
that A.M. Grant’s Solicitors be informed that the City will resist payment of the account rendered by them for sherry seized by the police.”
Carried.

From Duncan McCrae asking for the position of Sewer Inspector.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From S. Gough, City Clerk, Nanaimo acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council.
Filed.

From M. Culene-Seymour acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council.
Filed.

From R.G. Tatlow asking Council to open up certain streets in 200A.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Henry Mutrie and others praying for the improvement of Park Avenue and Johnston Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.H. Carlisle asking for the appointment of a Fireman at a Salary.

Referred to the F.W.L. Committee with power to act immediately.

From L.A. Hamilton, Assistant Land Commissioner, submitting draft form of lease for Block 48.
Referred to Finance Committee.

Reports.

Fire Water and Light Committee No 25.

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Saturday July 9, 1887 and report that they have considered the following accounts and recommend their payment:
I. McEwan & Co., Teaming $6.00
John A. Carney, Watching Fires 74.00
Tank on Hamilton Street 144.42
Robert Couth, Coal 7.00
Wm. Templeton, Three pails 1.00
McDonald & Cameron, putting out fires 38.00
Gutta Percha Rubber Co. 473.33
Thos. Dunn & Co., Shovels etc. 174.54

We recommend to Council the discontinuance of the office of License, Health and Fire Inspector and that the present occupants be given notice to that effect.
sgd R.H. Alexander
Chairman

Adopted Clark – D. Oppenheimer.

Police Committee No 13.
The Police Committee met on Saturday July 9th 1887 and recommend the payment of the following accounts.
John M. Stewart, Boarding prisoners $91.50
Thos. P. Walling, Interpreter 5.00
Albert Lodge, Express Hire 50 cts

We recommend that Havelock Fyffe be paid $2.00 per day for police duty in June on order of the Chief of Police.
sgd D. Oppenheimer
for Chairman.

Adopted I. Oppenheimer – Lockerby.

Report No
of
The Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Friday July 8th 1887 and report that they have received a communication from Messrs. Cook and Sweet asking permission to use a portion of Abbott Street for building material; we recommend that their petition be granted on their depositing with the City Treasurer twenty dollars as a guarantee that they will replace the street in as good a condition as they found it.

We have instructed the City Engineer to examine and report as to the condition of the cemetery and to see that the terms of Messrs. Stephenson and McCraney’s contract have been completed.

The Communications of Mr. Cambie and Messrs. Leaney and Kyle re the improvement of Georgia, Cambie and Smithe Streets have been referred to the City Engineer to examine and report upon.

We recommend that Edward Mohun be instructed to prepare plans for an extension of the sewerage system between Oppenheimer and Alexander Streets east of Westminster Avenue, to the district between Hastings, Cordova, Cambie and Howe Streets and between Hastings, Pender, Homer and Granville Streets, and between Hastings and Dupont Streets.

We also recommend that he be paid $150.00 on account.
The consideration of the petition for 7th Avenue was laid over for one week.

The following accounts were recommended to be paid.
I.H. Wert, Clearing road to Cemetery$38.00
Thos. Dunn & Co. Nails etc. 18.25
Brunette Saw Mill Co., Lumber 2.32
Wm. Harkins, Granville Street 1382
Wm. Harkins, Park 500
Wm. Harkins, Tank 400
C. Sidley, Tank 485.93
W.L. McDonald, Tank 493.00
Vancouver Herald, Plans 46.00
Shearer & Kemp, fixing door 1.75

The following tenders were received for the improvement of Water, Keefer and Hastings Streets.
Water Street.
J.B. McKin
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. $1.65
10 ft. sidewalks per L. ft. 40
Lumber for Culverts per M. ft. $15.00
McDonald and Cameron
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. $2.65
10 ft. sidewalks per L. ft. 43 cts
Box Culverts, M. ft. $19.00
Hastings Street
J.B. McKin
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. 90 cts
6 ft. sidewalks 23 cts
Plank for Culverts per M. ft. $15.00
Boyd and Clandening
Grubbing &c per L. ft. 84 cts
Sidewalks 24 cts
Lumber for Culverts per M. ft. $15.00
McDonald and Cameron
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. 79 cts
Sidewalks per L. ft. 24 cts
Lumber for Culverts 19.00
W.L. McDonald & Co, grubbing & per L. ft. 62 cts
6 ft. sidewalks 28 cts
Lumber for Culverts $16.00
Keefer Street
Boyd and Clandening
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. 59 cts
6 ft. sidewalks per L. ft. 21 cts
Lumber for Box Culverts $16.00
McDonald & Cameron
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. 59 cts
Sidewalks 23 cts
Lumber for Culverts $19.00
W.C. Muir
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. 76 cts
6 ft. sidewalks per L. ft. 20 cts
Plank for Culverts $16.00
W.L. McDonald & Co.
Grubbing etc. per L. ft. 61 cts
5 ft. sidewalks 24 1/4 cts
Lumber for Culverts $16.00
We recommend the acceptance of the following tenders.
J.B. McKin for Water Street without sidewalks.
W.L. McDonald for Hastings Street.
Boyd and Clandenning for Keefer Street.

Adopted Alexander – D. Oppenheimer.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer
“that the Board of Works be authorized to have plans and specifications prepared for the Construction of a building for the hook and ladder truck and that tenders be called for the same, also that rooms be constructed in the Fire Hall for the use of the Firemen.”
Carried.

Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Lefevre,
that the City Treasurer be authorized to pay the account of the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Co. amounting to $14.09 and that Wm. Harkins receive the amount of his estimate on Powell St. less five hundred dollars.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.
Jos. Mannion
Acting Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

City of Vancouver needs a road from Fraser River to False Creek – July 11, 1887
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