Council selects new Police Magistrate – November 18, 1891

Council selects new Police Magistrate – November 18, 1891
A. Williams, Police Magistrate

A Special Meeting was held to appoint a Police Magistrate at a salary $125 per month. A. Williams was unanimously selected.

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Bronwen Cripps
and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 574-575

[Vol. 4, pg. 574]

November 18, 1981
Vancouver November 18, 1891

A special meeting of Council was held on Wednesday November 18th, 1891 at 3 P.M. for the purpose of appointing a Police Magistrate.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Full Board of Aldermen.

The meeting was private.

Before taking into consideration the applications it was moved by Alderman Wm. Brown, seconded by Alderman Godfrey:

1. That the salary of the Police Magistrate be fixed at $125.00 per month
2. That his office hours commence no later than 10 a.m. and continue until the business in the Police Court is over and that he give one hour each day from 3 to 4 p.m. or until completion of business.
3. That neither he nor his partner or partners be allowed to practise in the Police Court or take any case or cases in any other court against the City or in which the City is interested.
4. That when he finds the By-laws ultra vires that he report at once to the City Solicitor and give his assistance to said Solicitor in order to have said By-Laws made right.

It was then moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the whole for the consideration of the applications.

Alderman Templeton was appointed chair.

The following applications were then read:

F. Schofield, C.B. Jackson, T. B. Shoebotham, G.A. Jordon, A.Williams, D. Mc Dougall, T.T. Black, J.A. Russell, Will Ferris, and E. Nicoll.

[Vol. 4, pg. 575]

The Committee then proceeded to ballot and after a number were taken A. Williams was found to have received a majority.

The Committee then rose and reported the selection of A. Williams.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the appointment of Mr. A. Williams as police Magistrate be made unanimous and that he be engaged subject to the foregoing conditions fixed by Council.

Moved by Alderman MacDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Government be asked to appoint Mr. Williams as Justice of the Peace for the Province to enable him to fill the office of Police Magistrate, as he has been appointed unanimously by Council

The following informal motions were passed:

1. That the City Solicitor be written to stating that the Council wishes him to carry the By-Laws and Charter to completion without delay.

2. That the F W & L Committee meet next Wednesday at 8 p.m. to go over By-Laws with Solicitor.

The Council then adjourned
C. L. Brown

Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk