Notice Given to Tenants of City Market – July 19, 1897

Notice Given to Tenants of City Market – July 19, 1897

In order to convert the Market Hall to a City Hall all Market tenants were advised, “your tenancy of the stall in the Market Place will be terminated on the 31st day of August 1897.” Also the C. P. R. was notified their dock at the foot of Cambie Street was unsafe.

This transcript was made in September 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Rachel Amanda Hennessy

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Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
Volume 7 pages 643-647

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Vancouver July 19th 1897

The Council met on Monday July 19th 1897.

Present – His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Painter, Neelands, McQueen, Clandenning, McPhaiden, Brown, W. S. MacDonald, and D. G. McDonald.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From John Keen, Secretary of the Kootenay Mining Protective Association asking the Council to endorse a resolution passed by his association in relation to the Power Of the Dominion Government to put an export duty on ores.

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman Neelands
That the communication be filed
Carried

From Sister Frances inviting the Mayor and Council to a garden party at St. Lukes Home on the evening of the 26th inst.

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the invitation be accepted
Carried.

From A. MacDonald etal asking for a sewer on Prior and Grove Streets.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Wm Towler presenting the mayor and Council with a box of cherries grown in his garden.

Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by Alderman Clandenning
That a vote Of thanks be extended to ex Alderman Towler for his gift to the Council.
Carried.

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The following reports were received and read:

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday July 16th, 1897.

Present Aldermen Brown (in the chair), Neelands, Clandenning, and D.G. McDonald.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

D. G. WilliamsSubscription to World$5.00
Telephone Co.Rents$36.30
Tax CollectorStamps$8.90

Sgd. W. Brown
Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman Painter
That the report be adopted
Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on the 15th of July 1897.

Present Aldermen Painter, Neelands and D.G. McDonald

Resolved that the matter of finishing up T. Gibbons grading contract on Georgia Street be referred to the City Engineer and City Solicitor, to take the necessary legal steps to carry the work to completion with the least possible delay.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

W. L. TaitSupplies$74.32
Robertson & HackettSupplies$42.35
S. Elkins EtalLabor$1063.65

Sgd. H.J Painter
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Painter
Seconded by Alderman Neelands
That the report be adopted
Carried

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Water and Market Committee

The Water and Market Committee met on Wednesday July 14th 1897.
Present the full board.

It was resolved that the following notice be sent by the City Clerk to the tenants in the Market Place:

“You are hereby required to take notice that your tenancy of the stall in the Market Place will be terminated on the 31st day of August 1897 and you are hereby required to quit possession on or before that date.”

Resolved that the tenders be called for the alterations to the Market building, tenders to be in by 12 O’clock noon on Wednesday July 28th 1897.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Evans, Coleman & EvansSupplies$4.75
W.C. MarshallDrayage$1.00
Clarke & StuartSupplies$9.40
Ths. Dunn & Co.Supplies$18.24
W. Thurston & SonSupplies$7.67
Robertson & HackettSupplies$21.80
B.C. Iron Works Co.Supplies$380.10
Brackman & KerSupplies$27.13
Ths Dunn & Co.Supplies$36.06
F. W. BoultbeeSupplies$3.20
McDowell & Co.Supplies$7.88
City Grocery Co.Supplies$2.90
Armstrong & MorrisoSupplies$2000.
Water WorksPayroll$963.10

Sgd. W. Brown
Chairman

Moved By Alderman Brown.
Seconded by Alderman Painter
That the report be adopted
Carried

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Fire and Police Committee

The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday July 13th 1897.
Present the full board.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Brackman & KerSupplies$143.88
C.S. PhilpSupplies7.91
T. CurbishleyRepairs.50
N. RaeSupplies5.60
M.S. RoseSupplies5.60* 5.75*
J. StoreySupplies13.92
Ths. Dunn & CoSupplies2.00
W. A. CumyowInterpreting22.49
City Grocery Co.Supplies12.00
Robert ClarkSupplies2.50
Johnson GibbonsAttendance (?)21.96
J.C. WoodrowSupplies5.50
James CarnahanScavengering7.55
P. G. FentonLabor3.00
A. GoldsteinSupplies8.75
Lee & StewartHack Hire8.00*
S. JamesInterpreting8.00*

*Reader should refer to original document (below for convenience), the amounts corresponding to vendors below N.Rae entry may be misaligned.

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Communications

From Lee & Stewart asking payment for hack for police.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From Ths. P. Carter enclosing $62.00 collected to purchase an artificial leg for J.A. Reid, the last pound keeper.

Resolved that the money be handed back and that the city contribute $50.00 as a subscription for the purchase of an artificial leg for Mr. Reid.

Sgd. D.G. McDonald
Chairman

Moved by Alderman D.G. McDonald
Seconded by Alderman Neelands
That the report be adopted
Carried.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman Clandenning
Seconded by Alderman McQueen

That the C.P.R. Co be notified that their wharf at the foot of Cambie Street is in an unsafe condition and that they be asked to put it in such as will safeguard the public.

Carried

Reconsideration of Bylaws

Moved by Alderman W.S. MacDonald
Seconded by Alderman Brown

That the By-Law authorizing the opening of a lane through Block 108 D.L. 196 be reconsidered and finally passed and be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto.

Carried

Notice of Motion

Alderman McQueen gave notice of his intention to introduce a By-Law for the purpose of authorizing the issue of debentures for $7000, $5000 of which to be expended in clearing and grading 10 acres in Stanley Park for purposes of public recreation grounds and $2000 for providing public bathing Places on False Creek the recreation grounds and public bathing Places to be used and owned by the public and citizens as a memorial of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Council then adjourned

W. Templeton
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk