The Street Inspector be instructed to put down a “3 plank walk” along Nicola Street and Burnaby Street to the beach at English Bay. Mrs Griffin be appointed Cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $25.00 per month dating from June 15th and Miss Logan housekeeper at $20.00 per month. Meanwhile, tenders were being invited for construction of an operating room. Mr. William Club, on behalf of the Epworth League, condemned the License Commissioners for granting a License for the sale of liquors in Stanley Park.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo CVA 677-827 –
Epworth League of Robson Memorial Methodist Church [at picnic in Stanley Park]

photo of original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 452-458]

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Vancouver June 19th 1893

The Council met on Monday June 19th 1893.
Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury. Hackett, Collins, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown, and Fowler.
The Minutes of last meeting were read, and, adopted.

Communications
From the School Trustees requesting the Council to place the sum of $5000.00 to their credit in the Bank of Montreal.
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Brown.
That their request be granted.
Carried

From the B.C. Iron Works offering to furnish one wrought iron for $70.00 or single plate for $50.00.
Referred to the Health Committee

From Alex Philp asking the Council to Join the Municipal Association of BC.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the City Solicitor stating that Mr. Thomas as Market Clerk was entitled to the fees collected for attendance at public meetings in the Market Hall.
Filed

From the City Solicitor stating that if the Edison General Electric Co do not remove the obstruction at the corner of Seymour & Pender they can be prosecuted under the Street By-Law.
Referred to the City Solicitor for immediate attention.

From Hunter Bros & Rogers asking that the lane between Oppenheimer & Powell Streets west of Columbia Av be filled up to grade.
Referred to the Board of Works

From J.A. Coldwell asking for the position

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of Inspector of the Kalsomining of the City Hospital
Referred to the Board of Health.

From J.W. McNutt etal asking that Princess Street be sidewalked and graded to Vernon Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm Club on behalf of the Epsworth League, condemning the License Commissioners for granting a Licence for the sale of liquors in Stanley Park.
Filed.

From R. F. Palmer etal Asking for a six foot sidewalk on the West side of Jackson Av from Princess to Keefer St.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the B.C. Iron Works, declining to sign the contract for making the submerged main but offering to furnish them at 3 cts per lb.
Referred to the F.W.& L. Committee.

The following Reports were received and read,

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Saturday, June 17th 1893.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Brown and Cargill.
It was recommended:-
1. That H.I. Edmonds through his solicitor A.S. Block be paid the sum of $75.00 for the cost of the transfer of all lanes belonging to him in 200a and part of 301 in the City Limits.
2. That the Market building be reinsured for three years to the amount of $15,000 as follows:-
Powis & Co $5000
Ceperley & Co $10000
3. That $150.00 be paid to the Railway & Marine Gazette for writing up an article on the City and fifteen cuts to be selected by the Aldermen.

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4. That the following accounts be paid:-
S. James Special Audit of Sinking Fund Bonds $30.50
W. & V. Tramway Co. Special Cov. 20.00
Davis Marshall & Macneil Law Costs 1014.00
H.W. Suckling & Co. Ill Address. 15.00
Queen Bros. Hack hire 7.00
sgd R.A. Anderson
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report be adopted.

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Fowler.
That the Clause relating to a grant of $150.00 to the Railway and Marine Gazette be struck out.
Lost
Yeas. Salsbury, Collins, McCraney, Hobson and Fowler.
Nays. Anderson, Hackett, Cargill, Franklin and Brown.
His Worship the Mayor voted against the amendment.
Motion Carried.

Board of Health
The Health Committee met on Wednesday June 14th 1893.
Present – the full Board.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Atkins & Atkins supplies $107.12
W.A. McIntosh & Co “ 95.22
Ross & Ferguson “ 6.75
A. Fairon “ 5.00
J. Stevens & Son “ 16.30
H. Extense Drayage .25
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 55.95
S.T. Tilley & Son Supplies 4.00
C. Clark “ .90
Leatherdale & Smith Hack hire 5.00
M.H. Hamill Labor 1.25
F.W. Hart Funeral 10.00
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A.K. Stuart Disbursements $1.00
Penzer & Veitch Valuation fees 6.00
M.A. Harvey Hack hire 3.50
G.I. Wilson Supplies 21.93
C.F. Foreman “ 11.56
W.A. McIntosh & Co “ 2.82
J.Q. Therritt & Co “ 86.04
J.P. Blake. “ .40

2. That the Communication from the Harbour Master re: dumping Night Soil in the Inlet be laid over for enquiries.
3. That Mrs Griffin be appointed Cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $25.00 per month dating from June 15th and Miss Logan, housekeeper at $20.00 per month dating from the 12th of June.
4. That the following tender be accepted for the Kalsommining and painting of the old wing to the City Hospital :-
Davis & Taylor.
Kalsomining $95.00
Painting walls of Kitchen (3 coats) 18 cts per sq yds.
“ “ “ “ (1 coat) 6 “ “ “ “
5. That tenders be invited for the construction of an operating room at the City Hospital and that the City Engineer be instructed to prepare a plan of same.
sgd Henry Collins
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Cargill
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday June 15th 1893
Present – the full board.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from M. Cunningham re Trounce Alley be referred to the City Engineer for attention

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2. That the Communication from Mat. Curry etal re the lane in Block 2.185 be referred to the Health Inspector to see that the rubbish is removed and the lane thoroughly cleaned up.
3. That the Street Inspector see that Henry Gain is furnished with old plank for the extension of the sidewalk on 7th av
4. That D.G. McDonald be informed that the City will open up Front Street when he builds the wharf he refers to
5. That the Communication from B.F. Casselman etal re the sidewalking of 13th Av be laid over.
6. That the Communication from McQuarrie & Co claiming extras on section 7 of the sewers be referred to the City Solicitor for his legal opinion also the Communication from the Manager of the Bank of B.C. regarding our account of $2.50 from the Columbia Carriage Factory assigned to the Bank.
7. That D.L. Smith be allowed to withdraw his tender for the grading of Georgia Street as requested by him and that his deposit be forfeited and that the grading of same be laid over for later consideration.
8. That the Communication from Geo Darves etal asking for a basement drain on Hastings Street East be referred to Alderman Franklin to see the owners.
9. That owing to unfavorable weather this Board recommends that permission be granted to D. McGillivray contractor for the street paving to work all the time he can.
10. That all who wish to apply for the position of Caretaker at the Bathing Sheds send in their propositions in writing for the consideration of the Board on Thursday next.
11. That the Communication from James Ward re the extension of the sidewalk on 8th av be laid over.
12. That Mr. Browning be informed that the City will lower the drain now being put in, in connection
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with the street paving so as to make same available for a basement drain provided the property owners will agree to pay the additional cost.
13. That the final estimate of Wm Tierney & Son on Section 11 of the sewers be held back until some defects as reported by the Sewer Inspector are remedied.
14. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put down a 3 plank walk along Nicola Street and Burnaby Street to the beach at English Bay; also to put in a crossing on Alberni Street sidewalk at Thurlow St.
15. That the School Trustees be requested to have the stones removed from the west side of Hornby Street; adjoining the west end school.
16. That the request of C.V. Knowdell to have the lane between Hornby and Burrard from Helmecken to Davie fixed up and made passable be delegated to the Chain Gang.
17. That the Vancouver Gas Co. be not permitted to excavate on any streets until they notify and obtain permission from the City Engineer to insure the proper replacing of the earth in the trenches.
18. That the tender of A.D. McDonald for a sidewalk on 8th Av Fairview be recommended for acceptance at 16 per foot for six ft and 8 cts for 3 plank.
19. That the tenders for Grant Street grading be laid over, it being left with Alderman Brown, to try to come to an understanding with D.G. Morgan the lowest tender.
20. That tenders be invited up to Thursday the 29th next at 3 P.M. for the following work:-
Westminster Av grading 40 ft wide from 11th to 13th Av.
21. That the following accounts be paid:-
Potter & Flett sec 5 sewers. $763.42
Evans Coleman & Son sewer pipes 293.42
J.J. Nickson sec 10. Sewers $705.45

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H.Lomas etal Labor 425.90
sgd H.P.McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Ald Fowler
Seconded by “Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

The Board then adjourned to meet on Wednesday the 21st inst. At 7.30 pm for the consideration and passing of By-Laws.

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Epworth League objects to Stanley Park Liquor License – June 19, 1893