Mr. Boultbee brings the claim of Mr. Yung Chung for damage done by the mob; city solicitor T.T. Black’s opinion is that the City is not responsible. The auditor in future is to make an itemized statement in his monthly reports. No Committee reports to be printed until adopted by the Council. Aldermen Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer, Hamilton and Alexander to select 10 men as special constables

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 1 pages 274-278

Vancouver March 7th 1887

The Council held their regular meeting on Monday March 7th 1887 at 7.30. P.M.

Present, His Worship, Mayor MacLean presiding, Aldermen Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lockerby, Lefevre, Mannion, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders.

The Minutes of last regular and Special Meetings were read and adopted.

Communications.
From John Boultbee re Claim of Yung Chung for damage done by mob.

From T.T. Black, City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that City was not liable for any damages claimed by Yung Chung.

Moved by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries
that the opinion of the City Solicitor be sustained by the Council and that he be instructed to reply to Mr. Boultbee in accordance with the opinion given.
Carried.

From John Devine, submitting Auditor’s Report for February.
Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman D. Oppenheimer
that the Auditor be instructed to make an itemized statement in making his future monthly reports to Council.
Carried.

From Firemen submitting their constitution for approval by Council.

Referred to F.W.L. Committee to report on for next meeting.

From John P. Lawson, and Edward Mohun submitting sewerage schemes.
Referred to the Board of Works.

Reports.

The F.W. and L. Committee met on Saturday March 5th 1887 and beg to submit the following report.
The Tenders for the construction of 2 Water tanks were opened and read as follows:
Thos. Egan.
Granville and Pender Street Tank $500
Oppenheimer and Dunlevy Av. $400
Balanger and Malice
one of the Tanks $675
Howit and Siciley
Granville and Pender Street Tank $560
Oppenheimer and Dunlevy Av $405
A.M. Johnson
Both Tanks $635
Stephenson and McCraney
Tender for each Tank $635
Wm. Harkins
Tender for both Tanks $800
McDonald and Cameron
Tender for both Tanks $993
We recommend to Council that the Tender of A.M. Johnson be accepted, his being the lowest tender.

Tenders for Coal oil
Robert Grant
$3.00 per case for Standard oil
Hastings Saw Mill Corp
$3.50 per case for Pearl oil
We recommend to Council the acceptance of the Tender of Robert Grant.

We recommend the payment of the following accounts.
Northcott and Palmer $10.75
McLennan and McFeely $21.22
T.B. Draper $15.75
R.C. Planing Mills Corp $21.83
Robert Couth $7.00
E.S. Scoullar & co $165.60
C.M. Steinbeck $2.50
sgd. I. Oppenheimer
Chairman protem.
Report adopted.

Finance.
The Finance Committee met on Saturday, March 5th 1887 at 3. p.m. and beg to submit the following report.
The following accounts we recommend to be paid.
A.J. Marks, Frosting Windows $5.00
B.C. Stationery Co, Stationery $1.75
A.C. Perry, Stationery $5.90
Thornton Fell $200.00
A.C. Muir, Dep. Ret. Officer $5.00
Robert Couth, Coal $21.00
A.J. Matheson, Teaming $5.00
Robert Matheson, Printing $5.80
Geo. Black, Charter $25.00
Blake and Boutbee $50.00
W.B. McDougall $23.18
Telegraph Co. $1.53
Jonathan Miller $3.00
Daily News $39.33
We recommend that the Board of Works be granted $1100.00 to complete addition to the City Hall.
sgd, D. Oppenheimer
Chairman
Report adopted, I. Oppenheimer – Sanders.

By-Laws.

The Heath By-Law was read a third time on motion of Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman DD. Oppenheimer.

Moved by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Clark that Health By-Law be Gazetted and 500 copies presented in pamphlet form.
Carried.

Alderman Hamilton introduced a By-Law to regulate the proceedings in Council which was read a first time and second time.
The Council went into Committee of the whole on By-Law with Alderman Hamilton in the Chair.
In Committee the By-Law was numbered 32 and 26 Clauses thereof read.
The Committee rose to report progress and asked leave to sit again.
Motions.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Isaac Oppenheimer,
that in future no reports of Committees be printed until adopted by the Council except otherwise ordered by such Committee.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Sanders that Alderman Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer, Hamilton and Alexander be a Committee to select 10 men; these ten to act as special constables as soon as the Victoria Police are recalled.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman I. Oppenheimer
that the Salaries of the City Clerk and City Assessor be increased by the sum of $25.00 each per month and that By-Law No 2 be amended to that effect.
Moved by Alderman Sanders seconded by Alderman Hamilton
that motion be referred to Finance Committee.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark,
that By-Law No. 5 be amended by striking out the words “or in unbroken packages,
Moved in Amendment by Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Humphries, that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an amendment to Clause 14 of the Liquor License By-Law making it clear that wholesale liquor licenses should be confined to wholesale groceries or dry-goods or to shops for the exclusive selling of spirituous liquors tobacco in any form or articles to be used in connection therewith.

The Council then adjourned.

M.A. MacLean – Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver holds itself not responsible for mob damage – March 7, 1887