Great number of tenders for road work reviewed and recommended by Board of Works.  Special Engineer to be employed to review plans for bridge across False Creek at Granville Street, surface drains, and laying of water and gas pipes.

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 356-365

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Vancouver June 11th 1888,

The Council met on Monday June 11th 1888 at 7:30 P. M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From H. J. Cambie et al praying that a Sidewalk be laid on Georgia Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Mrs. E. Gold et al praying that the Fire Limits be extended from Water Street North.

From G. L. Boyd et al praying that Westminster Avenue be graded to 13th Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm. Webster asking that the Council inspect his Agency on Hastings Street. Filed.

From Mrs. Thain on behalf of the W. C. T. U. asking to be allowed to have a stand on the Streets on the 2nd of July for the Sale of refreshments etc.

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Reports

Works No. 20

The Board of Works met on Friday June 8th 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received:

Fifth Avenue

H. Connacher
Grading etc per ft 39 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Culverts per m ft 17.00
Tierney & McDonald
Grading etc per ft 24 cts
Logs per ft 50 cts
Bridges per m ft 17.50
McDonald & Cameron
Grading etc per ft 32 cts
Bridges per m ft 18.00
Culverts per m ft 16.00
J. H. McKay
Grading etc per ft 30 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00

Sixth Avenue, West

F. Foubert
Grading etc per ft 40 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00
Boyd & Clandening
Grading etc per ft 42 cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 16.00
H. Connacher
Grading etc per ft 43 cts
Culverts per m ft 17.00
Bridges per m ft 18.00

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Frank Cerra & Co. East & West
Grading etc per ft 24 cts
Culverts each 8.50
Tierney & McDonald, East & West
Grading per ft 26 cts
Logs per ft 50 cts
Bridging per m ft 17.50
McDonald & Cameron
Grading etc per ft 45 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00

Sixth Avenue, East

F. Foubert
Grading etc per ft 40 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00
McDonald & Cameron
Grading etc per ft 25 cts
Bridges per m ft 18.00
Culverts per m ft 16.00
J. H. McKay
Grading etc per ft 22 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00
R. A. Baynes
Grading etc per ft 24 cts
Culverts per m ft 17.00
Bridges per m ft 24.00
Logs per m ft 7 cts
H. Connacher
Grading etc per ft 32 cts
Culverts per m ft 17.00
Boyd & Clandening
Grading etc per ft 32 cts
Logs per ft 8 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 16.00

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Seventh Avenue

Boyd & Clandening
Grading etc per ft 32 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 16.00
Logs per m ft 8 cts
Geo Redmond & Co.
Grading etc per ft 21 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
H. Connacher
Grading etc per ft 20 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
Logs per m ft 7 cts
R. A. Baynes
Grading etc per ft 25 cts
Culverts per m ft 17.00
Logs per m ft 7 cts
Tierney & McDonald
Grading etc per ft 24 cts
Bridges per m ft 17.50
Logs per m ft 50 cts
J. H. McKay
Grading etc per ft 20 cts
Culverts & Bridges per m ft 17.00
McDonald & Cameron
Grading etc per ft 28 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00
John Hudson
Grading etc per ft 21 cts
Logs per m ft 8 cts
Planks per m ft 16.00

Quebec Street

John Hudson
Grading etc per ft 18 cts
Logs per m ft 8 cts
Planks per m ft 16.00

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John Reid
Grading etc per ft 19 cts
Box drains per m ft 14.00
McDonald & Cameron
Grading etc per ft 22 cts
Bridges & Culverts per m ft 16.00
Tierney & McDonald
Grading etc per ft 24 cts
Logs per ft 50 cts
Bridges per m ft 17.50
Frank Cerra & Co.
Grading etc per ft 25 cts
Culverts each 8.50
R. A. Baynes
Grading etc per ft 19 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Culverts per m ft 17.00
Malcolm McIntyre
Grading etc per ft 22 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
F. Foubert
Grading etc per ft 35 cts
Logs per ft 7 cts
Culverts per m ft 17.00
H. Connacher
Grading etc per ft 17 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
James Dunlop
Grading etc per ft 21 cts
Culverts per m ft 16.00
Square lumber per ft 9 cts
Round lumber per ft 7 cts
Geo Redmond & Co.
Grading etc per ft 17 cts
Bridges per m ft 16.00

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Melville Street Sidewalk

J. C. McCurdie per ft 20 ½ cts
D. McAllister per ft 20 cts

Granville Street Sidewalk

D. McAllister per ft 39 cts
James Ironside per ft 28 cts

We recommend that the contracts be awarded as follows:-

For Fifth Avenue, Tierney & McDonald
For Sixth Avenue, East & West Cerra & Co.
For Seventh Avenue, H. Connacher.
For Quebec Street, H. Connacher.
For Granville Street Sidewalk Jas Ironside
For Melville Street Sidewalk D. McAllister

We recommend:-

(1) That Quebec Street be opened up to 13th Avenue, 6th Avenue west to the Boundary of 302, and to extend a street running north from 6th Av. to the shore as petitioned for.

(2) That the City Engineer examine and report upon the extension of 7th Av. East to Block 95, 264A and Richards and Seymour Streets from Pacific Street North four blocks with sidewalks on the latter streets as petitioned for.

(3) That Mr. Browning, Assistant Land Commissioner, be respectfully asked to survey Davie, Nelson, and Haro Streets from Burrard Street to Nicola Street; Thurlow, Jervis and Nicola Streets from shore to shore and the streets not surveyed in 541

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(4) That in future the alley between Water and Cordova Streets be known as Deighton Alley from Carrall Street to Abbott Street and as Mannion Alley from Abbott Street to Cambie St.

(5) That plans and specifications be prepared for the construction of a draw bridge across False Creek from the foot of Granville Street at a cost not to exceed $ [no figure given]

(6) That the sidewalk on the South Side of Alexander Street be extended to Hawkes Avenue and that Hawkes Avenue be graded from Alexander Street to Powell Street and that one sidewalk be laid thereon; that Carl Avenue be opened from Alexander to Dupont Street full width and that the 4 foot sidewalk on Powell Street between Jackson Avenue and Carl Avenue be lifted and laid on Carl Avenue, and that the sidewalks on Powell Street be extended to Campbell Avenue, 8 ft wide

(7) That the assistant now employed by the City Engineer be paid $75.00 per month from the date of engagement

(8) That the following accounts be paid:

Tattersalls Stables $2.50
Lye & Co 6.15
John Matthews 2.75
W. K. Williamson 1.00
E. Cook hospital $175.00
F. Scotney Well hospital 87.30
J. T. McDonald Crossings 2.00
R. Low Trail on Park Road 22.00

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James Dunlop Land $480.00
Augus McLellan Burning 13.00

(9) That Mr. Abbott be requested to kindly furnish us with the plans and specifications of the proposed road running to the North Arm.

Sgd., S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

By-Laws

Alderman Humphries introduced a By-Law to amend Section 6 of By-Law No 40 which was read a first & second time.

Committee

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on By-Law with Alderman Humphries in the Chair.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

Alderman Humphries introduced a By-Law to amend By-Law No 49, which was read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the City Solicitor be instructed to communicate

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with Mr. E. Crow Baker, owner of Lot 14, Block 64 District Lot 185 with a view of coming to terms for the purchase of the said lot and if satisfactory negotiations cannot be entered into that said Solicitor be empowered to make arrangements for its expropriation. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Couth. That $300.00 be voted by Council to defray the expense of sending exhibits to the Toronto Exhibition. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Clark. That a special Engineer be employed to supervise the plans and the construction of False Creek Bridge, Surface drains, laying of Water and Gas pipes and other duties which may be required by him. Carried.

Notices of Motion

Alderman Alexander gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a By-Law for granting a bonus not exceeding $ ____ to any person or body corporate who will establish a blast furnace and rolling mills within the limits of Vancouver

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Alderman Oppenheimer gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to exempt from taxation the property and establishment of any Company or individual, building and running a proper mill in the City such exemption to be for a period of 20 years, also that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to appoint Park Commissioners said Commissioners to have full power and control and exercise the powers in said By-Law to improve and maintain said park.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Much road work ahead for Vancouver – June 11, 1888
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