Royal City Planing Mills allowed to lay a pipe from Harris Street to their mills on False Creek. Construction of an inclined roadway at Station No 1 (north end of Carrall Street) and a tank at Station No 2 (Cordova Street between Abbott and Cambie. The City to advertise for a Treasurer, salary twenty five dollars per month, to furnish security (be bonded for) fifteen thousand dollars.

This transcript was made in 2012 by Transcribimus volunteer
Margaret Sutherland

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 42-43

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Vancouver July 14th 1886

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday July 14th 1886 at 7.30 P.M. There was a full attendance present. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Motion No [39]

A Communication was read from the Royal City Planing Mills Company requesting the Council to grant them permission to dig a trench on Harris Street and lay a pipe therefrom to their Mills on False Creek.
Moved by Alderman Balfour Seconded by Alderman Northcott that the R.C. Planing Mills Company be permitted to dig a trench on Harris Street subject to the approval of the Engineer. Carried.

Motion No [40]

A Report was read from the Fire, Water and Light Committee

Moved by Alderman Balfour Seconded by Alderman Northcott that the Board of Works be authorized to let contract for the construction of an inclined roadway at Station No 1 at the North End of Carrol Street and a tank at Station No 2 on Cordova Street between Abbott and Cambie. Carried.

Motion No [41]

Moved by Alderman L.A. Hamilton Seconded by Alderman Dunn that a Treasurer for the City of Vancouver be at once advertised for. Such advertising to be inserted in the Victoria Times and Vancouver Advertizer for one week. That the Treasurer will be required to devote his whole time to the office and will be required to furnish security to the amount of fifteen

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thousand dollars. Such security to be furnished by a Guarantee Company. The salary to be fixed at twenty five dollars per month. Carried.

Ald Northcott begged permission to withdraw his Fire By-Law and introduce another which permission was granted and the new By-Law was read for the first time.

The Board of Works was requested to meet on Thursday at 5 o’clock P.M. The Committee then adjourned.

M.A. MacLean, Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver seeking a Treasurer, salary $25 per month – July 14, 1886
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