Temperance societies insist on Sunday closing. Lawn sprinkling hours restricted until the new water main is put in. No food or refreshments to be sold in Stanley Park or along the Park Road. Committee appointed to find a site for a new hospital for contagious and infectious diseases.

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original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 54-63

[Volume 5, page 54]

Vancouver June 27th 1892.

The Council met on Monday June 27th 1892

Present. His Worship, the Mayor and aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Odlum, Mills & Gavin

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

The following Communications were received and read:

From the Park Commissioners submitting a resolution passed by their Board preventing the sale of refreshments etc, along the Park Road or in Stanley Park.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by “ Gavin

That the resolution be endorsed by Council.

Carried

From the City Officials asking that their salaries be paid on the 30th of June.

Moved by Alderman Collins

Seconded by “ Odlum

That their request be granted.

Carried

From John F. Ross of 6th av [sic] complaining about his drain being closed up.

Referred to Board of Works.

From Thos. Morely applying for City Water.

Referred to F. W. & L. Committee

From Wm. Turner drawing attention to the condition of the alley in block 67-541

Referred to the Board of Works

From Joseph Huntley in reference to the north side of Water Street

Referred to the Board of Works

From the City Solicitor stating that the City was bound to accept assignments of account

Filed

[Volume 5, page 55]

From the Chairman of the F. W. & L. Committee advising that lawn sprinklers and hose taps be only allowed to be used during certain hours.

Moved by Alderman Connon

Seconded by “ Odlum

That lawn sprinklers and hose taps must only be used between the hours of 5 and 8 O,Clock in the morning and 5 and 9 in the evening until the new main is laid

Carried

From L. W. Marcy of New Whatcom inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at their celebration on the 4th of July.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by “ Odlum

That the invitation be accepted

Carried

From the Deputy Provincial Secretary stating that G. A. Jordan had been appointed Police Magistrate.

Filed

From Ramsay Bros. Asking for water at reduced rates.

Referred to F. W. & L. Committee

From Robert Ward & Company offering the City their services in connection with the selling of debentures

Referred to the Finance Committee

From the Park Commissioners protesting against the pest house being place on Dead Man’s Island.

Filed

From D. W. Gordon, MP, Acknowledging receipt of resolution re the appointment of a quarantine officer for Vancouver etc.

Filed

From the Temperance Societies asking that the Sunday Closing By-Law be enforced.

Moved by Alderman Collins

Seconded by “ Odlum

That the Chief of Police be instructed to enforce the By-Law

Carried

From Thos. Duke, Secy of the L. O. L* inviting the Council to at (sic) the Park in their celebration on

[Volume 5, page 56]

the 12th of July.

Moved by Alderman Odlum

Seconded “ Collins

That their invitation be accepted

Carried

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.

Filed

From Robert Sleith asking for his wages for work on the Hospital. Referred to Board of Works

From J. D. Henderson in reference to compensation for the pest house.

Referred to Finance Committee & City Solicitor

From the License Inspector, asking for an amendment to the Liquor License By-Law.

Referred to the City Solicitor to prepare By-Law for next Monday.

The following reports were received and read:-

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday June 23rd 1892.

Present Aldermen Scoullar (in the Chair), Gavin, Franklin and Connon.

It was recommended:-

  1. 1. That W. H. Fraser, the contractor for the wing to the City Hospital be paid for 90 per cent of the balance due him, the 10 per cent being retained until the building has been inspected and passed by the Health Committee and Board of Works and City Engineer who will inspect same on the first opportunity.

  2. 2. That in future in all cases where broken is supplied to private parties same must be paid for before the order is given.

  3. 3. That the City Engineer write to F. W. Sentell stating exactly what the City would require in connection with the opening of a roadway at

[Volume 5, page 57]

lot one, block 9-184 in order to avoid any misunderstanding arising between the Canadian Pacific Ry Co and the City in regard to the matter.

  1. That the City Engineer be authorized to get 10 car loads of Yale Gravel for (unreadable) on Streets.

  2. That the City Solicitor be requested to give a written opinion by Monday Evening next in regard to the assignment of W. H. Kendall in favor [sic] of the Bank of British Columbia and further that the City Solicitor be instructed to take the necessary steps in the preparation of By-Law for the closing of that portion of Sophia Street, lying between 9th and 10th avenues with a view to including same in the Mount Pleasant School Grounds.

  3. That the dimension for the rollway (permission for which was given to Thos. Shindler Contractor) to be constructed on Georgia Street sidewalk at the Hudson’s Bay Co’s building be changed from 6ft X 6ft to 7ft X 7ft in order to give more room for rolling large casks into the cellar.

  4. That the Candian Pacific Railway be requested to raise the grade of their track through the business portion of the City about one foot, at as early a date as possible.

  5. That the tender of D. L. Smith be accepted for grading the streets around block 80-541, amounting to $1324.75

  6. That the following tenders be invited receivable up to noon July 7th:-

Box drain, Richard St: Helmcken to Davie

“ “ Seymour St: Pacific to Davie

“ “ Powell St, at Secord House

“ “ Gore Av. About two blocks to False Creek

Hastings St. grading widen 4 blocks e of Raymour St.

Lane Block 16 at 72-196, grading

Intersection of Westminster Road & 9th av. Culvert & filling.

6th av. 3 plank walk. Westminster ave to Bridge St By Day work.

15th av from Westminster Road to Scott St: grading

  1. That the following accounts be paid:-

W. H. Kendall, Repairs to Crusher $ 99.20

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McClennan & McFeely, hardware $111.72

Thos. Dunn & Co. “ 41.13

Veysey & Co. Repairs 24.10

Sebl Hastie Erskine & Co. Supplies 2.85

E. Dunn “ 321.77

B. C. Ironworks Co. “ 270.15

H. D. Connacher, Keefer St: 450.00

J. Mitchell, Repairs 2.54

McDonald & Garrison. Robson St. 25.23

M. McIntyre 5th Av. 196.09

D. Gibbons, Lane 20.00

J. Telford Nicola St. 540.00

Thos. Thomas Princess St. 450.00

do Quebec St. 450.00

A. Fraser Lorne St. 66.81

W. H. Fraser Hospital 503.06

H. Lomas et al Labor [sic] 907.10

sgd A. W. Scoullar

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Gavin

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the report be adopted

Carried

F. W. & L. Committee

The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday June 22nd 1892

Present. Aldermen Franklin, Mills & Scoullar

It was recommended:-

  1. That the following accounts be paid:-

John Austin Boat Hire $ 2.50

Edison General Electric Co. Supplies 2.64

Bell – Irving & Paterson “ 406.80

Champion & White Scavengering 3.50

Tye & Co. Supplies 11.70

C. P. R. Co. Diving Gear 130.00

R. Llewellyn Boat hire etc. 110.50

Godfrey & Co. Supplies 6.80

Thos. Watts Drawimg Plans 42.00

J. McHardy Freight 2.20

Champion & White Scavengering 27.00

B.C.M.T. & T. Co. Supplies 81.27

W. A. McIntosh “ 4.00

[Volume 5, page 59]

Creamer & Langley Supplies 148.54

M. S. Rose “ 1.25

  1. That Thos. Veitch be awarded the contract for delivering the water pipes at 80 cts per ton of 2000 lbs

  2. That Alex McKenzie & Co. be notified that water will be given to them at the lowest possible rate.

  3. That a telephone cable be made for the first narrows at a cost not to exceed $250.00

sgd J. L. Franklin

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Gavin

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the report be adopted

Carried

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday June 21st 1892

Present: Aldermen Collins Gavin, Connon and Odlum,

It was recommended:-

  1. That the Chief of Police be instructed to go to Winnipeg to arrest Mr. McKeown if necessary; also that he prepare a statement of obstructions on the streets and present it to the Board of Works for action to be taken.

  2. That the Pound Keeper be instructed to take all animals found at large and to look after those complained of.

  3. That the following accounts be paid:-

M.G. McLeod Fares $ 2.00

John McLaren “ 3.40

Atkins & Atkins Supplies 3.30

Shelton & Co. “ 10.00

Wm. Murphy Uniforms 501.30

Champion & White Scavengering 1.25

J. P. Blake Supplies 17.90

W. A. McIntosh “ 27.12

R. V. Winch “ 14.21

Ideal Grocery “ 20.55

[Volume 5, page 60]

G. L. Allan “ 3.75

D. J.McLean Supplies $ 15.00

Gurnsy Cabco Drayage 50.00

Robert Clark Supplies 15.55

Moved by Alderman Mills

Seconded by “ Odlum

That the report be adopted

Carried

Finance Report

The Finance Committee et on Friday June 24th 1892

Present. Aldermen Anderson, Collins and Mills

It was recommended:-

  1. That the following accounts be paid:-

D. McRae, Carpentering $ 53.25

I. Clough Drayage 4.00

E. Clough “ 4.00

L. Roy & Co. Supplies 1.75

Leatherdale & Smith Cab Hire 40.00

Henry Jolman etal [sic] Poll Clerks 112.00

Thos. H. Tracy et al Expenses to Nanaimo 30.00

  1. That $250.00 be granted to the Park Commissioners to be expended by them in clearing Brockton Point and that th­is grant be the final one.

  2. That the communication from C. M. Bucher be filed.

  3. Re. the communication from Geo Gagen,

That owing to the excessive cost the committee cannot see its way clear to recommend that this work be done as no provision was made for it in the estimates, and further that as the estimates Poll is open to all who wish to examine it there is no necessity to have it printed.

sgd R. A. Anderson

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by “ Connon

That the report be adopted

Carried

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Moved by Alderman Odlum

Seconded by “ McGuigan

That all large corporations be allowed 5 per cent collecting the revenue tax.

Lost

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Saturday June 28th 1892

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen McGuigan, Collins, Anderson & Gavin.

The following accounts were recommended for payment

Wm. Mills Med Attendance on Heyward $ 13.00

John Clough Hire of Wagon etc. 125.00

Dr. Langis Small Pox Attendance 740.00

Mrs. Gorman Nursing 360.00

sgd W. J. McGuigan

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Odlum

Seconded by “ Collins

That the report be adopted

Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Collins

Seconded by “ Connon

That the rules be suspended to allow the introduction of a By-Law to close Sophia Street Between 9th & 10th Av.

Carried

The By-Law was introduced and read a 1st time.

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a 2nd time on mothion of Alderman Collins seconded by Alderman Franklin.

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

The By-law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments

[Volume 3 page 62]

The By-Law was read a 3rd time on suspension of rules on motion of Alderman Collins seconded by Alderman Mcguigan

Motions

Moved by Alderman Mills

Seconded by “ Scoullar

That Aldermen McGuigan, Collins and Odlum be appointed to interview the Government with the purpose of securing ground suitable for the erection of an hospital for the treatment of contagious and infection diseases.

Carried

Moved by Alderman McGuigan

Seconded by “ Anderson

That the following account be paid

Wm. Fowler Repairs $5.00

Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ Connon

That the following accounts be paid

D. McIntyre et al. Building bridges $95.35

Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ Connon

That the following accounts be paid

J. B. Edisopn Guage with cost of draft $80.25

Express and duty on guage 35.35

Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Collins

Seconded by “ Odlum

That the following By-Laws be read for a first third time:-

A By-Law to raise $85,000 for the purchase of school sites and A By-Law to raise $65,000 for school building

Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ Odlum

That the following By-Laws

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be read for a 3rd time:-

A by-Law to raise $115:000 to expand the Water Works System and a By-Law to raise $60,000 to complete the purchase of the Water Works.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by “ Odlum

That the following By-Laws be read for a 3rd time:-

A By-law to raise $150,000 for sewers and A By-Law to raise $95,000 for street improvements.

Carried

Notice of Motion

Alderman Odlum gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to amend the Liquor License By-Law, Clause A, Section 15;

The Council then adjourned

sgd F. Cope

Mayor

W. J. McGuigan

* Loyal Orange Lodge, also known as Orangemen

Deadman’s Island not to be used for quarantine – Jun 27, 1892
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