Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Electric Railway bonus upheld – March 6, 1893

The Mayor empowered to stop the pending legislation with the railway company. The Street Railway Committee was dismissed; the Mayor appointed the whole Council to the new Committee. Thomas H. Butler appointed to the Police force at a salary of $60 per month.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 336 – 340

[vol 5 pg 336]

Vancouver March 6th 1893
The Council met on Monday March 6th 1893

Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

From McPhillips & Williams and A. C. Brydone-Jack claiming wages on behalf of Robert Jameson and Dr. Brydone-Jack respectively for attendance on the late Jacob Dockendorf.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From A. C. Brydone-Jack. Claiming wages on behald of Tupper Thomson for nursing Jacob Dockendorf. Referred to the City Solicitor

From Miss Grace V. Reid, complaining that refuse was being thrown on the vacant lot near the Sailors Rest causing a nuisance. Referred to the Board of Health

From Alfred Mackenroh etal asking for a sidewalk on 7th Av from Bridge Street West
Referred to the Board of Works

From the City Engineer calling attention to the advisability of adopting the metering of all water services excepting those to private consumers.
Referred to the F.W.& L. Committee


The following Reports were received and read:-

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday March 2nd 1893.
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Franklin, Hackett, Salsbury & Brown

[vol 5 pg 337]

It was recommended:-
1. That the law costs, amounting to $200 between Leatherdale & Smith and the City by charged up against McQuarrie & Co Contractor for Section 7 of the Sewers and also any other costs that may exist in connection with the matter.
2. That the matter of putting up a railing on the North side of Barclay Street in Block 6, 185 be referred to the Street Inspector to attend to at once the cost of said railing to be charged up to the property.
3. That Alderman Brown constitute a committee of one to act with the City Solicitor in trying to arrange for the dealing of the lanes on Mount Pleasant to the City.
4. That the Communication from Mrs. Webster in reference to repairs to 7th Av in front of the Alexandra Hospital be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.
5. That the communication from Mrs. Sarah Salsbury re sidewalk on 8th Av and the caving in of the ground under her front fence be referred to the street Inspector for attention
6. That the communication from John Potter asking for an extension of time re Section 9 of the Sewers be not granted.
7. That the communication from W.S. Gore, re the backing up of the sewer on the Court House grounds be referred to the City Engineer to examine & report.
8. That the communication from S. Sherdahl asking for a crossing at the junction of 12th Av and Westminster Road be referred to the Street Inspector for attention to put in a crossing with what planks he may have on hand.
9. That the account of S.H. Brown for injury to his horse through putting its foot through the planking on Water Street, amounting to $22.50 be paid in full for all remands.

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10. That D. McGillivray be paid $7500 on account of his bituminous rock paving contract for cement and other materials supplied provided he makes the proper transfers of all warehouse receipts orders etc., the trans of non transfer to be arranged by the City Solicitor
11. That the City Solicitor be requested to draw up the resolution re right of way for the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co into the City and submit same at next meeting.
12. That tenders be called for the following works, bidders to be sent in by March 16th 1893 at noon:-
1. Putting in drains and gully holes in connection with the bituminous rock paving.
2. Reconstructing sewer in Trounce Alley
13. That the following accounts be paid:-
Evans, Coleman, & Evans Sewer Pipe $1952.83
News Advertiser Paper 5.00
Daily World Paper 5.00
Market Hardware Store Supplies 13.20
J. Hartney Ninth Av. 10.00
R.C.P. Mills Lumber 12.42
Thos. M. Thomas Clearing in 185. 810.00
Thos. Veitch Delivering Rock 345.60
W.H. Kendall “ 858.00
Gurney Cab Co Lack hire 5.00
H. Lomas etal. Labor 250.65

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Fowler
That the Report be adopted.

F.W.& L. Committee
The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday March 1st 1893.
Present. Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Haskett, Cargill and Fowler.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-

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Hastings Saw Mill Co Coal $6.00
Creamer & Langley Supplies 11.72
News Advertiser “ 6.25
Gutta Percha & Rubber Co Hose 120.75
Crowder & Penzer Coal 15.15
Thos Veitch Horse Hire 24.75
C.M. Hawley Harness etc 21.25
B.C. Iron Works supplies 59.67
C. Nelson “ 1.50
Thos Veitch Teaming 56.00
Canadian Gen’l Elec Co supplies 1.50
W.P. Turner Tickets .55
W. Hooper etal. Labor 267.75

2. That the A.W. Vowell, the Indian Agent who wrote concerning the Indian Reserve on Capilano Creek be informed that the matter referred to is under consideration and that he will be informed of the results as early as possible.
sgd J.L. Franklin
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Fowler
That the Report be adopted.

Police Committee
The Police Committee held a special meeting on Tuesday February 28th 1893 for the purpose of appointing a Police Officer.
Present – Aldermen Fowler, Salsbury, Hackett, McCraney and Hobson.
Out of the applications received for the position it was recommended that Thos. H. Butler be appointed at a salary of $60.00 per month.
sgd Wm. Fowler

Moved by Alderman Hackett
Seconded by “ Hobson.
That the Report be adopted.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Monday March 6th 1893
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Present – Aldermen Anderson, Collins, and Hobson.
It was recommended:-

That the following accounts be paid:-

S.J. Tilley & Son Supplies $16.35
Bank of B.C. Commissions 78.30
News advertiser Supplies 102.00
C.F.Foreman “ 9.90

That the communication from the Press asking for special chairs be filed.

That the City Band be granted $50.00 per month dating from the beginning of the year on Condition that they give out door performances each week during the summer season.
sgd R.A. Anderson

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Collins
That the Report be adopted.

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Street Railway Committee be discharged and the mayor asked to appoint a new committee. Carried.

His Worship appointed the Whole Council as a Committee.

Moved by Alderman Fowler
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the City Clerk be instructed to advertise for tenders for the supply of police clothing for the ensuing half year, tenders to be in by 4 P.M. March 21st.

Moved by Alderman Cargill
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the Mayor be authorized to affix the City seal to a petition praying the Legislature to pass an act validating the By-Law No 166 in order to put an end to the present litigation.

The Council then adjourned.
F. Cope
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk