Tax Deadline Extended Again – November 13, 1893

Tax Deadline Extended Again – November 13, 1893

The Health Committee purchased a tent for $5.00. Council voted that the deadline to allow of the rebate of 20 per cent be extended to the December 15th.  The Fire Water + Light Committee decides that no further supplies for the Water Works may be purchased except on requisition from an office. The Police Committee recommend that no additional officers are needed at this time.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM336-S3-2-: CVA 677-458
Cambie Street Grounds, Sailors off H. M. S. Triumph and Caroline, ca. 1890

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 593 – 599

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Vancouver November 13th 1893

The Council met on Monday November 13th 1893.
Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Brown and Towler.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.


From Alex Philip, Secretary of the Municipal Association of B. C. asking for the appointment of a delegate from the Council.
Laid over

From H. G. Onderdonk asking for the gravelling of Hastings Street west in the vicinity of his property.
Referred to the Board of Works

From McLennan & McFeely asking for the refund of their plumbers license paid twice in 1893.
Resolution already passed authorizing the refund

From the Clerk of North Vancouver regarding the road up Capilano Creek.
Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee.

From the City Engineer reporting the cost of paving Granville, Hastings and Powell Streets.

From C. T. Dunbar etal asking for the opening up and improving of certain streets in the West end.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Ernest Cooper asking for the opening up of the lane in Block 9.185.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Horton etal asking for the grading of 10th Av 764A
Referred to the Board of Works

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From E. Birk asking for the position of Plumbing Inspector.
Referred to the Board of Health

From J. J. Blake claiming damages on behalf of M. Carriere claiming damages for injuries done him on Oct 16th through defect in Cambie Street.
Referred to the Board of Works & C. Solicitors


The following Reports were received and considered:-

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday November 9th 1893
Present Aldermen Hackett (in the Chair) Brown and Franklin.
It was recommended:-
1. That C. Slade etal be informed that the matter of the construction of a sidewalk on 13th Av is being attended to.
2. That the communication from H. Laughton re the unsatisfactory condition of Princess Street opposite Lot 15. A 78.181. be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.
3. That the Street Inspector make an estimate for next meeting of the cost of clearing and grading the lane in Block 119.264A.
4. That the City Engineer prepare a written report for next meeting re E. Cook’s account for alleged delay at the Court House.
5. That the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Trustees of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co re their track on the portions of Granville Street Hastings St Powell St and Westminster Avenues stating

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that the City intends to pave portions of these streets with bituminous rock and that they will be required to put down a 50 lb groove girder rail in place of the existing T rail.
6. That the City Clerk be instructed to send out the necessary notices re the paving of Westminster Avenue and for a basement drain to be put in on Granville Street both under the frontage Tax System, and that the date of the Court of Revision in connection therewith be fixed as soon as possible so that all the streets about to be paved etc can be included in one by law.
7. That the following tenders be accepted:-
H. Graham 5th Av sidewalk 7 ¾ cts per foot
do 10th “ “ 16 ¼ “ “ “

8. That the following accounts be paid:-
McLennan & McFeely supplies $57.75
B. C. Mills “ 172.05
Mr. Thomas Clearing in 185 700.00
A .G. Ferguson. Sidewalk 105.42
Wm Templeton Supplies 1.75
C. F. Foreman “ 1.55

Dunn & Co. “ 1.55
Tilley & Son “ 20.45
Van Elec Ry & L. Co. “ 5.00
H.Lomas etal. Labour 237.55
sgd H. P. McCraney

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

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Friday November 10th 1893.
Present – Aldermen Collins, Anderson, Cargill, and Towler.
It was recommended that the following accounts be paid:-

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R. A. Baynes Wood $275.00
C. H. Jones Tent 5.30
A. Cecil Green Labor 1.50
W.Kirby Drayage 0.50
W.G.Warren Repairs 55.00
C.F.Foreman Supplies 83.89
McLennan & McFeely “ 156.40
McIntosh & Co “ 64.96
sgd Henry Collins

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

Finance Committee

The Financial Committee met on Friday November 10th 1893.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Brown and Cargill.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
News. Advertiser. Ads $28.35
Crowder & Penzer. Supplies. 42.77
C. P. Telegraph Co. Telegrams. 2.88
Thomson Bros. supplies 2.57
John Currell. Sharpening
lawn mower 1.50
Telephone Co. Rent 34.70

sgd R. A. Anderson

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

F.W. & L. Committee

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday November 8th 1893.
Present. Aldermen Franklin Cargill and Towler.

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It was recommended:-
1. That the Board decline to accept Smith and Company’s offer to supply soap and towels to the City Hall and Fire Halls.
2. That in future no water works supplies be ordered except on a requisition from an office.
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
B.C. Iron Works . Supplies. $415.32
McIntosh & Co. “ 54.59
Creamer & Langley “ 8.32
Tilley & Son. “ 3.00
C.F. Foreman “ 17.50
McLennan & McKeely “ 16.10
Thos. Dunn “ 40.06
Union S.S. Co. Towing 10.00
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 6.06
Wm Ralph Labor. 19.32
J. Forbes. “ 4.00
Crowder & Penzar Supplies 32.08
Cunningham Hardware Co. “ 5.39
Thos.Veitch Teaming 78.32
Thos Dunn & Co. Supplies 46.49
G.H. Bazley Labor. 8.00
C.F. Foreman Supplies 17.37
Thos. Dunn “ 2.20
McLennan & McFeeley “ 11.30
Van Elec Ry & L. Co Lights 1592.35
Crowder & Penzer Supplies 200.52
G.I. Wilson “ 3.00
Hooper etal. Labor. 320.15
sgd J.L. Franklin

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

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on November 7th 1893
Present – Aldermen Towler, Hackett & Salsbury

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The question of providing additional police force was discussed and it was resolved that in view of the powers vested in the mayor for providing for the security of the citizens in cases of emergency it did not appear to the committee needful at the present time to make any additional provision.
sgd Wm Towler

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

Alderman Towler asked for two weeks extension of time before introducing amendments to the Market By-Laws.
Request granted.


Moved by Alderman Anderson.
Seconded by “ Cargill
That the resolution passed by the Council on the 30th day of September 1890 re extension of time for paying taxes to save the rebate of 20 per cent be and the same is hereby rescinded and the following substituted in lieu thereof.
That the time for paying the taxes to allow of the rebate of 20 per cent be extended to the 15th day of December 1893 said, date to be final.

Notice of Motion

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move the following motion viz:-

That the Finance Committee be instructed to provide and place to the credit of the Board of Works at an early date the sum

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of twenty five thousand dollars to enable said Board of Works to proceed with the clearing of land in Wards 3, 4 & 5, during the winter months said sum to be charged to the land and collected taxes.

The Board then adjourned

F. Cope

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk