Tracy voted city engineer – Mar 20, 1891

Special Meeting to consider applicants for the position of Chief Engineer. Mayor David Oppenheimer not present; Alderman Dowell appointed Chairman. Thomas H. Tracy of London, Ontario was unanimously selected.

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston
and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 265 only

[Vol 4 page 265]

Vancouver March 20th 1891

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Friday the 20th inst for the purpose of appointing a Chief Engineer.

Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Brown and McDowell.

Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by Alderman Brighouse

That Alderman McDowell be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The following applications were considered for the position of Chief Engineer:

Thos. H. Parr, H.N. Ruttan (withdrawn), Ch P.L. Smith, Thos. H. Tracy and F.J.L. Tytler.

Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by Alderman Scoullar

That the appointment be made by ballot. Carried.

A ballot being taken it was found that Thos. H. Tracy received the unanimous vote of the Council.

It was then moved by Alderman Brighouse

Seconded by Alderman Templeton

“That Thos. H. Tracy be appointed City Engineer at a salary of $225.00 per month and that the City Clerk be instructed to notify him by telegram of his appointment and requesting him to come as soon as possible.” Carried unanimously.

The Council then adjourned.

Wm Brown


pro tem

Thos. F. McGuigan

City Clerk