Arthur Cecil Green appointed night nurse at the hospital; monthly salary $30.00 E. G. McGarrigle and others petitioned that Oppenheimer Street be renamed Cordova St. The Lacrosse Club granted the use of City Hall for April 24, and the Brockton Point Athletic Association paid $173. 27 of interest on its deposit of $1000. E. E. Rand + R. A. Forin asked for a bonus of $300,000 for the Fraser Valley Railway Company.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 708 – 716

[Volume 4, page 708]

Vancouver, March 21st 1892

The Council met on Monday March 21st, 1892 at 8 p.m.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Gavin + Mills
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following Communications were received and read:-

From M. H. Hirschberg + A. H. B. McGowan on behalf of the Free Reading Room, submitting Annual Report.
Referred to Finance Committee

From C. F. Mills etal asking for a sewer on Seymour Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From F. J. Beally etal asking for the opening of a Street in 264 A from False Creek to the Eastern Boundary.
Referred to Board of Works.

From McMillan + Hamilton etal praying the Council not to grant a License to a pedlar from San Francisco.
Referred to Police Committee

From J. M. Pittinger etal asking for the opening up of Venables St.
Referred to Board of Works

From Chas T. Dunbar etal asking for the opening up of Certain Streets west of Nicola Street.
Referred to Board of Works

From Henry. A. Mellon etal asking for the clearing of a strip in 185.
Laid over

[vol 4 pg 709]

From J. Huntly reporting on the Slaughter houses.
Filed

From J. C. McLagan asking to be allowed to construct area walls on Homer Street
Referred to Board of Works.

From A. E. Suckling Secy. of Lacrosse Club asking for use of the City Hall for the 24th inst
Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That his request be granted
Carried

From J. J. Dougan etal asking for the improvement of Harris St.
Referred to Board of Works

From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights
Filed

From the City Solicitor sending a copy of his opinion re City’s liability to Telegram Co.
Referred to Finance Committee

From McPhillips + Williams rendering account of Verdict and costs in Pritchard Casey and demanding payment with 6 per cent interest from the 8th inst.
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McGuigan

From the Market Clerk reporting on Receipts
Filed
From E. J. McGarrigle and others petitioning for the changing of the name of Oppenheimer St. to Cordova Street.
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the petitions be referred to a special committee consisting of Aldermen

[vol 4 pg 710]

Anderson and Gavin to ascertain if a majority of the property owners have signed
Carried

From Miss A. H. Burnett corresponding secretary of the Alexandra Hospital requesting the honour + pleasure of the Mayor + Council’s company at the opening of their hospital on the 25th inst
The Clerk was instructed to accept the invitation on behalf of the Mayor + Council

From the Hon. E. Dewdney, Minister of Interior stating that the Indians were not paid for the right of way by the Water Works co.
Referred to F. W. + L. Committee

From W. F. Peters etal asking for the opening up of the Lane in Block 76. 196.
Referred to Board of Works

From E. A. Snyder etal asking for the City water to be extended up Harris St.
Referred to F. W + L. Committee

From the License Commissioners declining to act as such unless their powers were increased
Referred to Police Committee

From E. E. Rand + R. A. Forin asking for a bonus of $300,000 for the Fraser Valley Ry
Laid over to considered at a special meeting to be called by the Mayor.

The following Reports were received and read:

Finance Report

The Finance Committee met on Friday March 18th 1892.
Present Aldermen Anderson, Odlum + Mills

[vol 4 pg 711]

It was recommended:-
1 That the following accounts be paid:-
Bank of B. C. Interest $115.07
J. Miller Cards 50.00

2 That the Brockton Point Athletic Association be paid $173.27 being the amount accrued interest received from the City from the $1000 belonging to that Association deposited in the Bank.
sgd R. A. Anderson.
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ Gavin
That the Finance Committee’s Report be adopted, as read.
Carried

Police and Market Report.

The Police Committee met on Tuesday March 15th 1892.
Present Aldermen Odlum (in the Chair)
Connon and Gavin.
It was recommended:-

1 That tenders be called for supplying the police force with uniforms such tenders to be received up to April 1st 1892, and they be also Supplied with Mrs. Helwels.

2 That the following accounts be paid:-
W. A. McIntosh Meat $21.12
W. J. McGuigan Inquests 20.00
Champion + White Scavengering 1.25
J. P. Blake Bread 10.15
M. G. McLeod Fares 3.50
R. V. Winch Supplies 2.40
Thomson Bros “ 5.05
The Ideal Grocery “ 17.65
John Whelan Carriage 10.00
S. S. Tilley + Son Supplies 7.00

[vol 4 pg 712]

R. V. Winch Supplies $10.70
Maston + Peterson Repairs 3.00
sgd E. Odlum
Chairman pro tem

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by “ Repairs
That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried

Health Report

The Health Committee met on Saturday March 19th 1892.
Present Aldermen McGuigan, Odlum + Gavin
It was recommended:-
1 That the Health Inspector be authorized to have the necessary printing done as required under the Health By-Law.

2 That the Council be requested to act in conformity with Section 99 + 100 of the Health By-Law relating to the appointment of a public vaccinator.

3 That Arthur Cecil Green be appointed night nurse to the City Hospital at a Salary of $30.00 per month engagement to date from April 1st 1892.

4 That the following accounts be paid:-
W. Fowler Repairing Crematory $30.00
F. W. Hart Burial 10.75
Hudson’s Bay Co. Supplies 17.75
Bell-Irving + Paterson “ 42.50

5 That the tender of the Edison Genral Electric Co be accepted for wiring the addition to the City Hospital for electric light the amount being $240.50

[vol 4 pg 713]

6 That Joseph Huntly who now holds the consolidated position of Health and License Inspector has applied to this Board for an assistant in the Health Department claiming that without such aid justice cannot be done to all.
And whereas it has been found on investigation that Mr. Huntly is overburdened with his many duties
We would therefore recommend that he be relieved of the position of License Inspector so that his undivided attention can be given to the Health Inspection of the City.
And further that M. G. McLeod who now acts in the capacity of Gaoler be appointed License Inspector in addition to his present duties and that his work be performed in the Health Inspector’s Office.
And further that Joseph Huntly be appointed a Special Constable so that he may be clothed with greater powers when performing his duties.
sgd S. J. McGuigan
CityCl Chairman

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the Report be adopted as read.
Carried

Report of Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday March 17th 1892.
Present Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Gavin and Franklin.
It was recommended:-
1 That the lane in Block 75. 196 be graded by the chain gang as soon as possible.

2 That the Provincial Government be re –

[vol 4 pg 714]

quested to put the North Arm Road and the present road leading to the cemetery in proper condition for travel as soon as possible.

3 That C. O. Wickenden be permitted to occupy a portion of the streets adjoining Lots 24, 25 + 26 141 B.33 Sub 541. provided he confirms to the regulations of the Street By-Law governing same.

4 That the Sewer Inspector be empowered to make an example of all person whom he may be able to convict of causing such blockades by wilful carelessness.

5 That a box drain be put in in Block 15.196 back of the Glasgow Hotel under the direction of the City Engineer and the superintendence of the Street Inspector to meet the requirements by day labor.

6 That tenders be called for the following works to be sent in up to noon on Thursday March 31st 1892:-
Grading 14th Av from Quebec St to Westminster Av
“ 15 “ “ “ “ “ “ “
“ Powell St. “ Vernon to Victoria

7 That the following accounts be paid:-
M. Gendron Nails $4.00
McLennan + McFeely Hardware 10.25
Smead, Dowd + co. Hospital Heating 988.75
Thos Veitch Hauling crushed rock 301.35
W. H. Kendall “ “ 802.62
E. C. Britton Thurlow St. 602.62
E. Myers Lanes 189.39
McDonald + Garrison 7th Av. 117.39
Wm Archibald Harris St. 443.15
H. Lomas etal Labor 777.10
sgd H. P. McCraney
Chairman
[vol 4 pg 715]

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That a By-Law be introduced providing for the establishment of a Free Library Reading Room, Museum, and Mechanics Institute.
Carried.
The By-Law was introduced and read a 1st time.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the By-Law be read a 2nd time six months’ hence

Moved in amendment by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Ald McCraney
That the By-Law be read a second time next meeting.
Amendment carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by “ Odlum
That Alderman Scoullar be appointed a member of the F. W + L. Committee and the Board of Works.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ McGuigan
That the following comprise the Library Committee:-
Dr. Wilson, M. H. Hirschberg, Wm Brown, Aldermen Odlum + McGuigan, F. C. Cotton, J. M. Duval, J. B. Ker and A. H. B. McLaren.
Carried

[vol 4 pg 716]

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Liquor License By-Law be amended the striking out the words “and the Council” in the 5th line of the 16th clause thereof.

(2) That the 9th Section of the Vancouver Incorporation Act 1886 amendment Act 1890 be amended be striking out all the words after the word “but” in the ninth line thereof and Section 8 of the Vancouver Incorporation Act 1886 amendment act 1891 be amended by adding thereto the words “three of whom shall form a quorum”.

Notices of Motion

Alderman Scoullar gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to borrow the sum of $ . . . . . . for the extension of the Public Service.

Alderman Anderson gave notice that he would at the next regular Council meeting introduce a By-Law to grant a bonus to the Burrard Inlet + Fraser Valley Ry Co.

The Board then adjourned.

F. Cope
Mayor

Thos. McGuigan
City Clerk

Joseph Huntly appointed Health Inspector: M. G. MacLeod both License Inspector & Gaoler – Mar 21, 1892

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