image of Stuart's pocket map of Vancouver

Messrs Gilbertson & Sharp to supply new police uniforms and helmets; $28 for policemen, $33 for sergeants, $38 for the Chief. Alderman Fowler and the Pounds Keeper be authorized to sell a colt belonging to the City. Prosecution of the Dupont Street women [prostitutes] to be done by the Police Magistrate and the Chief of Police. Council receives a request from the Stuart Map Co. to subscribe for a number of copies of their City map.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives
MAP 3 – Stuart’s pocket map of Vancouver, B.C.

Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 358 – 364

[vol 5 pg 358]

Vancouver March 27th 1893

The Council met on Monday March 27th 1893.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Park Commisioners submitting Estimates to Council
Referred to the Finance Committee

From J.M. Browning requesting the Council to clear up Granville Street in the Vicinity of Georgia St.
Referred to the Board of Works

From E. Machin requesting the Council to fix the grade of the Sidewalk in front of the Y.M.C.A. building on Hastings Street
Referred to the Board of Works

From Corbould, McColl, Wilson & Campbell, Solicitors for Mrs. J.B. Dockendorf, whose husband died of Small Pox, asking for compensation on her behalf for the destruction of her property
Referred to the City Solicitor

From E. Cook, asking for $350 for loss incurred through delay of the City in reconstructing the Sewer across the Court House Grounds.
Filed

From J. L. Crosby asking for the grade of the Sidewalk in front of Lot 24, Block 9, 1969.
Referred to the City Engineer

The following Reports were received and read:

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday March 24th 1893.
Present- Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill, Hobson and Brown.

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It was recommended:-
1. That the Communication from the Stuart Map Co asking the Council to subscribe for a number of copies of their City map be filed.

2. That the following accounts be paid:
The News Advertiser. Supplies $14.75
Thos. Dunn & Co “ 7.60
J.R. Foster & Co. “ 26.45
sgd R.A. Anderson
Chairman

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

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday March 21st 1893.
Present- Alderman Towler, Hobson, Hackett, and Salsbury
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
C.F. Foreman supplies $26.06
Creamer & Langley “ .43
News. Advertiser “ 3.00
Thos. Clough Drayage .50
D. J. McLean & Co supplies 2.40
Cook & Carriere Scavengering .75
J.T. Blake supplies 11.72
E. Shurgold Drayage .50
Thos. Dunn & Co. supplies 5.00
W.A. McIntosh & Co. “ 15.55
Philp Bros. “ 10.75
2. That the Communications from the City Engineer in reference to the repairs to the Market Hall Roof be referred back to him to get an Estimate that will warrant a good job.
3. That the communication from S. Weaver, John Sykes, and V.W. Haywood be filed.

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4. That the contract for supplying the police with uniforms and helmets be awarded to Messrs Gilbertson & Sharp at the following rates:-
Chief’s Uniform $38.00
Sgt’s “ 33.00
Officers’ “ 28.00 each
Helmets at List price
Style of uniform to be each, cloth to be same as Sample No 1874. E. G.MacLeod not to have a suit this time.
5. That a drinking trough be placed at the Market the cost of which is included in the Estimates
6. That the matter of prosecuting the Dupont Street women be left in the hands of the Police Magistrate and the Chief of Police.
The Estimates for the year were submitted and adopted and referred to the Finance Committee the amount being $17891.00
sgd W. Fowler
Chairman

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

Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Tuesday March 21st 1893. All the members being present.
It was recommended:-
That the following accounts be paid:-
Thos. Dunn & Co. Tower bolts .30 cts
Champion & White Scavengering .75 “
That the Chairman be authorized to interview Wm McCraney to ascertain if he will act as arbitrator between John Wold and the City and if he consents that he be appointed.
That the Caretaker of the Cemetery be authorized to have a well dug there.
sgd Henry Collins Chairman

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

F.W. & L. Committee
The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday March 22nd 1893.
Present- Aldermen Franklin, Hackett, Salsbury, and Cargill.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from Mr. H. Abbott in reference to a water service to the cement works be referred to the City Engineer and Secretary of the Water Works.
2. That the communication from Ramsay Bros. asking for a reduction of their water sales be not entertained until a general reduction is made.
3. That a meter be placed for a short time in Mr. Bailey’s Mattress Factory
4. That the following accounts be paid:-
McRae & Hall $21.00
J.R. Foster supplies 27.71
W. Ralph “ 16.94
Cramer & Langley “ 9.24
F.W. Hart “ 3.00
Ed Liparth “ 4.50
Thos. Dunn & co supplies 61.53
W. Fraser etal. “ 87.95
W. Hooper etal. Labor 276.25
5. That the City Engineer be authorized to call for tenders for a second main across the narrows, tenders to be in by the 18th April, advertisement to be inserted in the Engineering News, Montreal amd the Canadian Architect, Toronto and in the Local papers.
sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Fowler

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That the time for extending receiving tenders on the Second Main across the Narrows be extended two weeks and that the balance of the Report be adopted as read.
Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday March 23rd 1893.
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Franklin, Hackett, Brown and Salsbury.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from C. Slade claiming compensation for loss of time and doctors expenses through putting his foot through a hole in 13th av sidewalk be referred to Alderman Brown to investigate.
2. That tenders be called up to noon on April the 6th for fixing the main outlets to the Sewers with old flexible joints, iron pipe.
3. That the communication from A. W. E. Thomson et al asking for the grading and draining of Brunswick St be referred to the City Engineer for attention.
4. That the Sewer Inspector be authorized to have an advertisement inserted in the daily papers stating that none but licensed pipe layer or their men shall be permitted to lay any sewer pipe whatever and that all work must be left open until inspected by the Sewer Committee.
5. That Wm Mc Craney be appointed Inspector on Section 10 of the Sewers and that the City Engineer be empowered to appoint an Inspector for the Trounce Alley Sewer (Sec 11) the appointment of Mr. W. Mc Craney to be subject to his willingness to accept the position.
6. That D. Mc Gillvray contractor for the Street Paving be notified that as the weather is now more favourable he is permitted to proceed with the work of putting down the pavement.
7. That the following accounts be paid:-
Evans, Coleman & Evans Sewer pipe $1003.64
Thos. Dunn & Co. supplies 18.00
Cramer & Langley “ 1.54
J.R. Foster “ 3.20
New. Advertiser “ 4.75
J.J. Nickson Sec 10 sewers 1350.00
W.K Kendall Crushed rock 1775.34
McLennan & McFeely Hardware 34.25
Thos. Veitch Delivering rock 706.82
H. Lomas etal. Labor 325.95
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Motions
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Hackett
That Alderman Fowler and the Pounds Keeper be authorized to sell a colt belonging to the City now held for expenses at Hastings.
Carried.

Introduction of Bylaws
A By Law was introduced to guarantee the interest on the Debentures of the Street Railway Co which was read a first time on motion of Alderman Cargill Seconded by Alderman Hackett.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Fowler
That the Street Railway Co be asked to deposit the sum of $500.00 with the City Treasurer to cover the cost of printing etc. in connection with submitting the guarantee By-Law to the people. Carried.

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Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Franklin Franklin
Seconded by “ Collins
That the Plumbing By-Law be read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration with Alderman Collins in the Chair.
After reading the title of the By-Law it was resolved to rise and report and ask leave to sit again.

Notice of Motion
Alderman McCraney gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to guarantee the Local Improvement Debentures issued for the improvement of Hastings Cordova Abbott, Cambie & Carroll Streets.

The Council then adjourned

F. Cope
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Street Railway by-law gets first reading – March 27, 1893

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