Aldermen to meet with Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co. – May 27, 1889

Aldermen Horne, Whetham, Oppenheimer, McConnell and Brewer were appointed to meet with the wharf owners to work out the next step in the acquisition of city wharf. Plan to have 25,000 copies published of a twenty-page pamphlet about Vancouver was laid over for two weeks.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland
and Joy Marie Vasquez

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 24-27

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Vancouver May 27th 1889

The Council met on Monday May 27th 1889 at 7:30 P.M.

Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.


From John H. Clark et al praying for the improvement of Lockin Street and Tenth Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W. H. Castile asking Council to make an approach to a wharf. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Alan Mac Dougall of Toronto Submitting Reports on Sewerage. Referred to the Board of Works.

From A. Struthers et al praying for the improvement of a lane in Block 15, 196. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J. C. Mc Lagan et al asking for the payment of his account for Vouchers. Filed.

From Capt. Auld, donating $38.00 in aid of the City Hospital. Filed.


Finance No 15

The Finance Committee met

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on Wednesday May 22nd 1889.
Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Clark, Costello, Salsbury and Wetham.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

News Advertiser $4.50
Tattersall’s Stables 5.00
R. W. Armstrong 3.25
C. P. Tel Co. 40 cts
Deputy Returning Officers 25.00
H. Blyth et al 99.80

2. That John Devine’s Salary be increased to $20.00 per month, such increase to date from the first day of June.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Finance report be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Horne introduced a By-Law to amend By-Law No 74 which was read a first time.


Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the City Clerk write Capt. Auld thanking him for the donation of $38.00 for the City Hospital. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman McConnell. Whereas by a By-Law of the

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City of Vancouver dated 13th October AD. 1886 and by an Agreement made in pursuance of said By-Law it was enacted and agreed that in consideration of certain privileges granted the City of Vancouver to the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co. Limited, the said Company would sell to said City at any date after the 31st day of December A.D. 1888 the wharf erected by them at its actual value.

And whereas it is necessary and expedient, and in the interests of the City that said wharf should be now purchased or that the right to purchase same should be abandoned.

Therefore be it resolved that a Committee be appointed by this Council to consult with said Company with a view to ascertain upon what terms said wharf and approach can be purchased by the City and report to this Council at its next meeting said Committee to consist of Aldermen Horne, Whetham, Oppenheimer, McConnell and Brewer. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Costello. That the offer of Mr. Samuels, Editor of the West Shore, published in Portland, Oregon to publish 25,000 copies of an illustrated pamphlet devoted entirely to Vancouver its tributary resources and industries, be accepted providing the pamphlet be enlarged to twenty (20) pages one half reading matter and one half taken up with illustrations the same to be agreed upon by a Com-

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mittee appointed by this Council at five cents per copy.

After discussing the matter the motion was withdrawn and consideration deferred for two weeks.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Amendments to By-Law No 74 be read a second time. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on By-Law with Alderman Horne in the Chair. Carried.

In Committee the By-Law was read over clause by clause and amended after which the Committee rose and reported it back to Council as complete with amendments.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the By-Law be read a 3rd time and signed, sealed and gazetted. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk