Mr. James Hartney requests reimbursement for goods destroyed in quarantine. Board of School Trustees to meet at City Hall any evening except Mondays. Board of Works received four plans for the Bridge across False Creek which we have referred to Mr. Cambie.

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland

and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 399-408

[Volume 2 page 399]

Vancouver July 16th 1888,

The Council met on Monday July 16th 1888 at 7:30 P. M.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Couth, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, McConnell, and Oppenheimer.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From John Devine, Secretary of the School Trustees asking for the use of the City Hall to hold their meetings.

From T. T. Black asking for a reply to his letter re Indian Fines. Filed.

From John M. Browning et al praying for the improvement of Bute Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From James Hartney submitting account for goods destroyed in quarantine. Referred to Board of Health.

From Charles Chamberlin making a proposition re Electric Lights. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that the City was not responsible for the alleged illegal arrest of Mr. Meehan. Filed.

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From J. W. Sutherland & Co making an offer for the wood on Cemetery Lot. Proposition not entertained.

From Horace Green et al praying for the improvement of Seymour Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From Springer and Van Bramer asking that grade of Sidewalk be raised on Cambie Street. Referred to Board of Works.

Reports

F. W. & L. No. 14

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Friday July 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:-

Leask & Johnson, Coal $10.25
Electric Ill Co. 374.25
Fraser & Leonard 17.57
A. Hodgson 12.50
F. X. Martin 8.80
Crowder & Penzer 32.10
Charles Nelson 4.00
John Pollock 101.50
Vancouver Wine Co. 2.00
Thos. Dunn & Co. 5.10
Telephone Co. 29.00
John McAllister 21.25
John W. Ronald, Engine 3800.00
Gutta Percha & Rubber Co. Hose 1559.00
Toronto Rubber Co. Hose 187.50
Tattersall’s Stables 3.00

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Express Co. Charges on Hats etc. $19.35
Wm. Hamilton, Balance on Salary 3.66

We recommend that James Moran’s Salary as Teamster be raised to fifty dollars per month.

Sgd., J. Humphries, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee be adopted on the understanding that the item referring to payment of hats, belts etc. be deducted from Government grant to Fire Department. Carried.

Finance No. 15

The Finance Committee met on Friday July 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:-
Telephone Co. $4.00
John Johnson 1.50
Crowder and Penzer, Coal 10.00
News Advertiser 81.05
S. T. Tilley 25.00
J. Miller, P. O. Box 1.75
C. P. Telegraph Co. .25 cts

We have instructed the City Clerk to solicit tenders from the different Agents in the City for the insurance of the new fire hall for $15.00 for a term of three years.

Sgd., R. H. Alexander, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Health No. 13

The Board of Health met on Friday July 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:

Thos. Dunn & Co. $14.50
Vancouver Wine Co. 4.25
Hayes & McIntosh 34.74
D. H. Beckingsale 15.00
Owen Hughes, Nursing 437.00
Charles Nelson 28.65
H. McDowell & Co. 4.50
F. C. Birks 11.50
F. W. Hart, funerals etc. 38.00
Fred Watkins 3.00
Abrams & McLean 44.00
Campbell & Martin 13.80
H. Butler 6.00
Russell McDonald & Co. 2.25
Robert Robertson 76.25

Sgd., R. Clark, Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman Coldwell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.

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Works No. 23

The Board of Works met on Friday July 13th 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received:-

Richards Street

Boyd and Clandening
Grading per ft 58 cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
F. Foubert
Grading per ft 70 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Culverts per m ft 14.00
H. Connacher
Grading per ft 62 cts
Logs per ft 6 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
Alfred Bunker
Grading per ft 59 cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
Frank Cerra & Co
Grading per ft 60 cts
Culverts per m ft $16.00
Sidewalks per ft 32 cts
McDonald & Cameron
Grading per ft 65 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
Logs per ft 8 cts

Howe Street

McDonald & Cameron
Grading per ft 70 cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00

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Alfred Bunker
Grading per ft 54 cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Culverts per m ft $16.00
H. Connacher
Grading per ft 75 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.50

Goodmurphy & McLellan
Grading per ft 65 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
F. Foubert
Grading per ft 67 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Culverts per m ft 14.00

Hastings Street

Alfred Bunker
Grading per ft 78 ½ cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
Goodmurphy & McLellan
Grading per ft 78 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
Boyd & Clandening
Grading per ft 86 cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Culverts per m ft $16.00
McDonald & Cameron
Grading per ft 78 cts
Logs Culverts per m ft 16.00
Logs per ft 8 cts

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School Site

H. Connacher
Clearing etc. per acre $140.00
Cutting 16 trees $14.00
Frank DeChane
Clearing etc. per acre $195.00
Cutting trees $2.00 each
McLellan & Goodmurphy
Clearing etc. per acre $97.00
Cutting trees 85 cts each
Fuller & Fellerley
Clearing etc. per acre $100.00
Cutting trees 75 cts
Albert & Fraser
Clearing etc. per acre $100.00
Cutting trees $1.00 each
A. W. McDonald
Clearing etc. per acre $120.00
Cutting trees 75 cts each

We recommend that McDonald and Cameron be awarded the contract for Hastings Street, Boyd and Clandening for Richards Street, Alfred Bunker for Howe Street and Goodmurphy and McLellan for Clearing School Site.

In connection with the above works the City Engineer reports the cost as follows:

Richards Street $2262.00
Howe Street 1776.00
Hastings Street 1464.00
School Site 85.60

Of this amount $2907 will be expended in Ward One, $1151.00 in Ward 2, $752.00 in Ward Three

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$732.00 in Ward 4 and $85.60 in Ward 5.

We recommend that tenders be called for the following improvements:

Barclay Street full width from Burrard to Nicola
Hornby Street full width from Nelson to Helmcken
Heatley Av. full width from Powell to Hastings
Hawks Av. full width from Powell to Hastings
Gore Av. full width from Hastings to False Creek
Oppenheimer Street full width from Carl to Campbell
Thurlow St. 20 ft. wide from end to end
Nelson St 20 ft. wide from Burrard to Nicola
Jervis St 20 ft. wide from end to end
The painting of the new fire hall with two coats of paint.
The construction of an approach to said Fire Hall.
The construction of a six foot sidewalk 500 feet in length on Seymour Street from in front of fire hall.

We have received four plans for the Bridge across False Creek which we have referred to Mr. Cambie for examination.

In connection with the gravelling of the Park Road we would recommend that the work be done by days’ labour instead of by contract and that the City Clerk be instructed not to complete the contract with Messrs Stephenson and McCraney.

We recommend that the City Engineer be authorized to appoint the necessary Inspectors to superintend Street Work.

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The following accounts are recommended for payment:

John Matthews, Hauling Lumber $21.00
Moodyville Saw Mill Co. Lumber 206.23
T. F. Woodaman, Blacksmithing 4.05
John Robinson .85 cts
Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies 41.63
Tattersall’s Stables 7.50
G. C. Weed, Flag Staff 15.00
A. J. Wheatley, Cemetery House 257.00
James Stanford, Extras on Hospital 360.00
E. S. Scoullar & Co. Hospital 888.00
E. Cook Hospital 200.00
Davis & McGarrigle Hospital 40.00
Ironside & McRae, Powell St. 362.20
James Hartney Park Road Sec 6 889.20

Sgd., S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That clause in report relating to gravel be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the balance of the Report be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the account amounting to $8.00 for election expenses be paid. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the Board of School Trustees of the City of Vancouver be granted the use of the City Hall for holding their meetings as Trustees on any evening except Mondays. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Alexander gave notice that he would at next meeting introduce a motion instructing the City Treasurer not to collect any tax on personal property and to repay any tax that has already been collect on personal property this year.
The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Four plans received for False Creek bridge– July 16, 1888
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