From J.M. Holland asking to be allowed to {sewer} connect his building on Dupont Street {today’s East Pender Street} with a four-inch cast iron pipe. Referred to the Board of Health.   Three ladies were prominent this week in city undertakings:  Mrs. Margaret E. White to take over the management of the racetrack; she will be obliged to pay $125 per year and keep the track in good repair and the road leading to it. Mrs. AEE Clark had taken over the City contract to supply crushed rock. The contract had formerly been held by Dr. Kendall. Mrs. Hansel of Victoria had volunteered to nurse the lepers on D’arcy Island. Rev. E.D. McLaren and Mr. J. Balfour asked that the joint Councils of Vancouver and Victoria provide her with a house and furniture.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 109-117

Illustrations: City of Vancouver Archives
CVA677-539
Dupont Street, 1906

[Volume 6, Page 109]

Vancouver June 11th 1894

The Council met on Monday June 11th 1894.

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, William Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From J. Jones asking the Council to lessen the Pound fees on his cattle impounded. Referred to the Police Committee.

From F. Cope etal regarding the locating of hack stands on Abbott Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W.A. Mace asking for permission to use 1/3 of Hastings Street with building material for the proposed arcade building. Moved by Alderman McDowell; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden.

That permission be granted him temporarily to lift a portion of the sidewalk for excavating purposes pending consideration of his request by the Board of Works.
Carried

From E. Shergold submitting a claim for $5 for taking out a stump and grading the lane. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.M. Holland asking to be allowed …..

[Volume 6, page 110]

….to {sewer} connect his building on Dupont Street {today’s East Pender Street} with a four-inch cast iron pipe. Referred to the Board of Health.

From J.B. Blanchet asking permission to run a four-inch drain to carry off water from the foundation of the new {St. Paul’s} hospital. Referred to the Board of Health.

From W.S. Gore {Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works} acknowledging receipt of communication re Dead Man’s Island. Filed.

From James McGregor, Butcher re amendments to the Market By-Law. Referred to the Police Committee.

From R.H. McClinton, Clerk of Richmond, denying that there was any disease among cattle out on Lulu and Sea Islands. Referred to the Health Committee.

From F. Evans, Stenographer stating daily cost of taking evidence on the Engineer’s investigation. Referred to the Finance Committee to ascertain the total cost of the investigation and report.

From J.M. Bowell, President of the bicycling club asking that Thursday the 19th day of July be declared a Public Holiday for holding bicycle races, the proceeds to be devoted to the relief of the sufferers by the flood. Referred to the Finance Committee.

[Volume 6, page 111]

A deputation consisting of Rev. E.D. McLaren and Mr. J. Balfour be waited upon the Council with a view of inducing them to provide Mrs. Hensell/Hansel, who offered to nurse the lepers on D’Arcy Island [northeast of Victoria, BC], with a house and furniture.

{Mr. McLaren briefly, but in a touching strain, laid before the aldermen the sad plight of the lepers and the noble self-sacrifice of the self-forgetting woman who had made this heroic offer. He suggested that the expense might be borne conjointly by the Victoria and Vancouver Councils.}

The following Reports were received and read.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 8th 1894.

Present: the full board.

The following tenders were received for leasing the Race Course at Hastings Park:

From Mrs. Margaret E. Whyte, $125 per annum and put the property in repair and the track and road, leading thereto and keep the same in good condition.

From the BC Jockey Club undertaking to keep the track in order and hand over to the City all surplus funds after payment of expenses.

Resolved

That the track be leased to Mrs. Whyte up to April 1st 1895 on payment by her of $125 and repairs to be made to the track at her expense subject to the approval of the City Engineer.

Mr. S. Oppenheimer interviewed the Committee regarding a grant for 1st of July celebrations.

It was recommended that $1000 be granted to the 1st of July Celebration Committee subject to satisfactory arrangement being made with the Militia.

From the City Auditor submitting report for April. Filed.

[Volume 6, page 112]

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Crowder & Penzer Coats $28.00

C.P. Telegraph Co. Telegrams $3.37

City Printing Works Supplies $123.50

News. Advertisers Supplies $9.60

Ditto Bindery $20.00

Signed W.F. Salsbury,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden;
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury

That the report be adopted. Carried.

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday June 5th 1894.

Present – Aldermen William Brown, McPhaiden, Queen, Bethune and Shaw

The Foreman’s reports of work done to date were received and filed.

Communications

From Thomas Duke and H. Waldon asking for extension of water pipe on Hastings Street east of Vernon Street. Laid over.

From William Jones etal, asking for extension of water pipe on 15th Ave from Westminster Avenue [today’s Main Street] to Quebec Street. Laid over.

From Thomas Stephenson giving report on Park Roads. Filed.

Tenders for lead pipe and brass goods were received from the following: Charles Stinson, BC Iron Works, Creamer & Langley, J. Roberston Co Ltd, McLennan & McFeely and Jonathan Boyd Co. Laid over till next meeting.

[Volume 6, page 113]

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

BC Iron Works Col Supplies $165.52

Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $3.20

Creamer & Langley Supplies $67.93

Vancouver Electric Rly Supplies $6.32

Creamer & Langley Supplies $161.61

McLennan & McFiely Supplies $8.60

J. Filion Supplies $3.00

Welsh Bros Supplies $22.50

Market Hardware Store “ $2.20

Evans Coleman & Evans “ $9.14

Creamer & Langley $2.29

Fred Steete Express $1.25

Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $18.38

D. McGillivray Extension on Reservoir $2806.11

BCMT & T Company Supplies $1.00

E.H. Campbell & Co Supplies $1.75

Purdy & Williams Estimate on reservoir $2066.40

George Hourth & Sons Repairs $4.00

W. Hooper etal Labour $252.95

Signed William Brown, Chairman;

Moved by Alderman McDowell; Seconded by Alderman McCraney

That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on June 7th 1894.

Present – Alderman McCraney, Brown, Franklin and Shaw.

Communications

From J.J. Mulhall, President of the Texas Lake Ice Company asking permission to erect a wooden…

[Volume 6, page 114]

….building for the purpose of storing ice on a portion of the CPR right of way within the fire limits.

Resolved that this Board recommends that the application be granted on condition that permission is granted by the Fire Underwriters.

From Mrs. AEE Clark, contractor for the supply of crushed rock asking for the delivery at Lot 871, North Arm Burrard Inlet of the rock crusher motor, pipes, pulleys, belting, lumber, plant, machinery and attachments in connection therewith.

Resolved that WH Kendell be notified to deliver the plants referred to, to the above location as soon as possible and that the City Engineer on deliver made an examination of same and report.

From A. Prefontaine etal asking that stumps on Park Road be cleared away. Referred to the Street Inspector for report of probably cost.

From D.C. Craig etal, asking that the hill on Barnard Street [today’s Union Street] between Jackson and Hawks Avenues be cut down and graveled.

Resolved that they be notified that it is the intention of the Board to attend to this as soon as there are funds.

From E.O. Atkinson asking that the lane back of his premises on 5th Avenue be graded. Referred back for particulars of the location.

From J.L. Powell, asking that the sidewalk in front of his new store on Westminster Avenue

[Volume 6, page 115}

…be lowered to the established grade. Referred to the Street Inspector to lower the sidewalk sufficient to give him the accommodation required.

From the Street Inspector submitting a progress report:

Resolved

That the matter of wide tires and the notification of expressmen and hackmen in regard to not allowing their horses to stand on the paving be left in the Street Inspector’s hands for attention; also that he inquire into and report from the cost of new brushes for the street sweeper and front men on to do the following work by day labour:

– Dundas Street slashing within the City Limits

– Barnard Street, cutting down grade between Jackson & Hawks Avenues

– Westminster Road [Kingsway], fill in over culvert

– Hastings Street sidewalk in front of new club building.

That permission be granted to D. McGillivray, contractor for putting in the foundation at the corner of Pender and Seymour Streets to use 1/3 of the street opposite same, provided he puts up the usual deposit or furnishes the necessary bond.

That the time for the reception of tenders for the street ??? be extended to the 21st instant.

That tenders be called up to 3pm on Thursday the 14th instant for the following:

a) 11th Avenue – 6-foot sidewalk on the south side between Quebec and Ontario Streets

b) Burrard Street – 8-foot sidewalk on the east side from Georgia to Robson to connect with existing walk and then continue on from Smythe Street to Nelson Street and a crossing

[Volume 6, page 119]

Moved in amendment by Alderman Shaw; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

That $500 more be granted to them.

Amendment lost; motion carried.

From W.H. Kendell and AEE Clark on the subject of the delivery of the rock crusher. Referred to the City Engineer and City Solicitors.

From J. Errington etal, aksing for repairs to Lansdowne Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.A. Coldwell, asking for water connection with his premises at Stanley Park Bridge. Referred to the Water Committee.

From H. Abbott and certain citizens requesting the Council to instruct the City Solicitor to watch the case of the CPR Company vs Robb. Request granted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Shaw.

From D. Robson, Secretary of the Relief Committee New Westminster, asking the Council to pass a resolution and forward the same to the Dominion Government in the form of a petition pray that they undertake a thorough dyking (sic) system for the Province.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Shaw.

That the communication be handed to the City Solicitor with instructions to prepare the desired petition so that it can be signed and forwarded at once. Carried.

[Volume 6, page 117]

Moved by Alderman McDowell; Seconded by Alderman Queen

That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman C.L. Brown gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move the following resolution:

“That in the case of any documents being referred to the City Solicitor from any department of this City for his inspection as to its lawful meaning or other respects that the City Solicitor of funding the same correct is hereby required to make said documents with the letters “OK” and his initial or his name in full.”

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a motion to make the Provincial Polling day a public holiday.

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the Fire Limits By-Law.

The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thomas Francis McGuigan
City Clerk

Note:
Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the writer and from The Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; The City Council column, June 12, 1894, pg 3.

Dupont Street sewer request under review – June 11, 1894
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