Council completed a by-law allowing the City to borrow $100,000 against the current year’s anticipated income. The Provincial Jail in New Westminster charged $462 for board of Vancouver prisoners. The Finance Committee allowed the City Band $480 for the current year.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM336-S3-2-: CVA 677-27
[1899? Photograph shows a band, horse drawn carriages, spectators
and a large horse-drawn structure decorated with Union Jack flags]

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 727 – 766

[Volume 5 page 727]

Vancouver March 5th 1894
The Council met on Monday March 5th 1894

Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Sir Charles H. Tupper, Minister of Marine and Fisheries acknowledging the receipt of a letter from Mr. G.E. Corbould M.P. re the dredging of False Creek. Filed

From John Dougall Esq asking for a clause to be inserted in the Street Paving By-Law to provide for the payment of same on completion of work. Clause inserted

From J. Wilson etal asking for a 3 plank sidewalk on 12th Av from Carolina to Scott Street
Referred to the Board of Works

From P.G. Fenton asking the Council to cut down certain dangerous trees on Block 54.200A
Referred to the Board of Works

From Thos Dunn requesting the Council to put the road running through Blocks 133E and 133. 264A put in its proper place. Filed

From R.G. Tatlow President of the Trustees of the Vancouver Elec Ry & L co. submitting a cut of the girder rail proposed to lay down on Granville Street
Referred to the Board of Works

From Mr F. C. Cotton M.P.P. stating that the Government was not prepared to vest the school lots in the City. Filed

From H.W. Suckling asking for an order to paint the Royal Coat of Arms behind the

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Police Magistrate’s Chair in the City Hall Filed

From the City Solicitor asking for information as to the accident to Harry Michael
Referred to the Board of Works

From J.C. Myles etal asking for improvements to Hastings Street South.
Referred to the Board of Works

From J. B. Jopson etal asking for the opening up of the lane in Blocks 66 & 67, 196.
Referred to the Board of Works

From R.G. Laston Esq asking the Council to reconsider their decision regarding the double tracking of Granville Street. Laid over for one week.

The following Reports were received and read.

Board of Health

The Board of Health met on Tuesday February 27th 1894.

Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Dr. Thomas                Examinations etc.     $35.00
C.F. Foreman             Supplies                        61.35
Atkins & Atkins          “                                     67.49
G.W. Warren              “                                       3.28
Texas Lake Ice Co     “                                         .60
C.F. Foreman             “                                     80.01
Crowder & Penzer     “                                   140.17
City Printing Works  “                                   10.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans “                           35.00
Thos. Dunn                “                                      6.30
Wm Ralph                  Repairs                         6.60
McIntosh & Co.         Supplies                       6.32
Atkins & Atkins        “                                      1.40
Mrs Crawford           “                                   10.00
McLennan & McFeely “                                4.90

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Champion & White  Scavengering          $24.75
2. That Mrs. Dalby be appointed to assist in the kitchen at the City Hospital at a salary of $15.00 a month dating from the 1st next
3. That the rates for sick marines at the City Hospital be fixed at $10.00 per week each the Government to pay the Doctor in attendance
4. That the City Engineer be instructed to obtain prices for relaying the drains at the Isolation Hospital and putting in dry earth closets
5. That Miss Mafie’s mother be allowed to board in the City Hospital at a charge of $12.00 per month. Miss Macfie’s room to be shared with her mother.
6. That hose and two hose racks be provided for the new wing to the City Hospital.
7. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Messrs Leaning and Kyle with a view of obtaining their consent to the dumping of ashes etc by the scavengers on their property.

Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin

That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Wednesday February 28 1894

Present – Aldermen C.L. Brown, Queen, McPhaiden and Wm Brown

It was recommended:-
1. That the Chief of Police be instructed to carry into effect By-Law No 144 regarding the closing of saloons on Sunday.
2. That the communications from Messrs John L. Carter and John Brown applying for positions on the Police Force be filed.

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3. That the communication from W. B. Ross complaining of being molested be referred to the Chief of Police to investigate
4. That John Purdy be appointed night watchman in place of D. McLean resigned at a salary of $10.00 a month dating from the 12th next.
5. That the City Treasurer be instructed to prepare the Estimates for the year.
6. That the following accounts be paid:-

B.C. M. T & L. Co.         Supplies    $7.95
C.F. Foreman                “                  26.24
Thos Dunn & Co.          “                      .50
J.P. Blake                       “                   12.15
C.S. Philp                       “                  10.58
W.A. McInstosh & Co  “                 19.85
Provincial Gaol N.W.  Board     462.00
H. McConvey                Drayage      1.00
Wm Ralph                     supplies     6.50
John McLaren             Ry fares     10.00
E. Clough                      Drayage        .50

7. That the regular meeting of this Committee be in future held on the 4th Wednesday in each month.

Sgd C.L. Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday March 2nd 1894
Present – Alderman Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden Wm Brown and Bethune
It was recommended:-

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1. That the communication from Wm Brand, Secretary to the City Band asking for the same grant as last year be filed.
2. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Jockey Club and request that they execute the agreement for the leasing of their grounds in Hastings Park, also that he render them their account for interest and Sinking Fund due to date, the amount being $1499.85 and request payment; also that he render an account to the Brockton Point Athletic Association for the balance of the interest and Sinking Fund due.
3. That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver for the sum of $10,000 bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 5 ½ per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of By-Law Ni 193 passed on the 22nd day of January 1894.
4. That the Council be asked to rescind the resolution regarding the collection of Poll Taxes so that the collector can start work on the first of April
5. That the following accounts be paid:-

City Printing Works    Supplies      $2.00
News Advertiser          Supplies      26.60
The World P & P. Co. “                     10.12

Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

That the Clause in the Report relating to the filing of the communication from the Secretary of the City Band be stuck out and that said Band be granted the sum of $480.00 for the present year on the conditions expressed in their letter to the Council. Amendment carried.

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Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday February 27th 1894

Present – Aldermen McDowell, Wm Brown, Bethune, McPhaiden and Queen
Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman

It was recommended:-
1. That C.E. Colson etal who petitioned to have the water service on 7th Av extended 2 blocks beyond Alexandra Hospital be informed that if they will buy the pipe the City will lay it and refund the cost of same out of water rates.
2. That the communication from J.A. Coldwell offering to collect the water rates at 1 5/8 per cent be filed.
3. That A. Prefontaine and John Oben who applied for water service on the Park Drive be informed, that their property is too far from the water supply to grant their request.
4. That Thos. Crawford etal who asked the Council to regulate the wages paid by Messrs Purdy and Williams on the Reservoir be informed that the City has no power to act in the matter.
5. That Messrs Purdy & Williams be not paid for the Cement delivered until it is put in the reservoir
6. That the communication from Martin Hyland re work done on the reservoir be laid over.
7. That the communication from the North Vancouver Council re road to the Dam be laid over.
8. That the communication from the City Engineer

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reporting on the costs to the submerged main be filed.
9. That the communication meetings be held on the 2nd & 4th Mondays in each month at 4 p.m.

Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McCraney

That the Report and adopted. Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That a By-Law be introduced authorizing the Corporation of the City of Vancouver to borrow the sum of $1000,000 in anticipation of the receipt of its revenue for the year 1894. Carried

The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown.

That the Clerk be instructed to bring down to this Council a statement shewing the names of persons taking out Cab and Express Licenses and the amount paid by each. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Clerk be instructed to examine a certain petition presented to this council last fall from the property owners of Ward 5 lying west of Granville Street praying to be attached to Ward one and reported to this Council at its next meeting as to the percentage of property represented on same petition. Carried

[Volume 5 page 734]

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by     “         Queen

That the following labor account be paid:-
Hooper etal                $214.50
Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney

That the following labor account be paid:-
Wm Tierney etal       336.65
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Contractor for paving Granville and Hastings Streets with bituminous rock be required to employ citizen rate payers only on that work, that the rate of pay be $2.99 per day of nine hours and any departure from these conditions will entail the bringing in force the final clause attached to the contract. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Engineer prepare and set out to Council profiles shewing the grade of Powell Street from Vernon St to Campbell Av; also Carrall St from Dupont to Cordova; also shewing profile of Railway track where it crosses Carrall St and also to prepare profiles shewing grade of extension of Sewer outlets into the Narrows where made in 12” iron pipe. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Wm Brown.

That the Rules be suspended

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to allow of the Second reading of the By-Law to authorize the Council to borrow $100,000.
Carried.

The By-Law was read a second time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

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

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown.

That the Street Paving By-Law be recommitted to allow of certain amendments.
Carried.

Alderman Wm Brown was appointed Chairman.

A Commutation Clause was inserted and the dates for paying interest changed, also the date for the By-Law to come into effect.

The Committee rose and reported the By-Law complete with amendments.

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McCraney Seconded by Ald C.L. Brown.

Mr D. McGillivray submitted a Bond wherein he agreed to save defend and keep harmless and indemnify the City and all these property and effects from and against all and all manner of loss damage and expenses which he may sustain, bear or be put to for by reason of any default or neglect in the supplying or laying of the girder rails in the Streets to be paved, etc.

After due consideration it was moved by Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman C.L Brown that the Bond be accepted and the Mayor & City Clerk authorized to sign same. Carried.

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Notice of Motion

Alderman McDowell gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will move to amend By-law 32 for the purpose of providing that the present Water Works Committee be a standing Committee.

The Council then adjourned

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

Council empowered to borrow $100,000 – March 5, 1894
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