Trustees for the Vancouver Tramway Co. will wait until By-Law is approved before going ahead with new tracks. City Clerk asked to look into cost for proper milk testing services. Entire Council to attend upcoming Vancouver Municipal Association meeting in New Westminster.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Be P102
[English Bay Pier pilings and view of Beach Avenue]

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 600 – 604

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Vancouver November 20th 1893

The Council met on Monday November 20th 1893.
Present – His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown & Towler.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Miss Macfie notifying the Council that she had appointed Wm Cross Cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $30.00 a month dating from the 1st inst.
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the appointment be confirmed.
Carried

From the Deputy Registrar of the County Court stating that the County Court would meet on the 13th of Dec. Filed

From D. Oppenheimer offering a collection of Australian wools etc to the Council for exhibition
Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded by “ Hackett
That Mr. Oppenheimer’s offer be accepted with thanks. Carried.

From Arthur Hill applying for a position on the City Engineer’s staff. Filed

From the Secretary of the Underwriters stating that the Board declined to send delegates to meet the Finance Committee re Licenses on Fire Insurance Companies.
Referred to the Finance Committee & Solicitor

From H. T. Ceperley Manager of the Vancouver Loan Trust, Savings & Guarantee Co. Trustees for the Vancouver Tramway Co. stating that the Trustees declined to take any action re new

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Rails on the streets proposed to be paved until the final passages of the by-law and the approval of the ratepayers.
Laid over

From Alex Philip, Secretary of the B.C. Municipal Association asking the Council to appoint delegates for a general meeting in New Westminster on the 5th of Dec at 2 P.M.
Moved by Alderman Towler,
Seconded by “ Anderson
That the Whole Council be appointed as delegates.
Carried.

From Mrs. A. Creery asking for a sidewalk on Beach Av.
Referred to the Board of Works

From John W. Reid asking for a sidewalk on 7th Av. Fairview
Referred to the Board of Works

From E Shurgold asking that certain logs and stumps be burned near his house on 6th Av
Referred to the Board of Works

From C. Foley asking for some action to be taken in reference to the prevention of cigarette smoking
Referred to the Police Committee

The following Reports were received and read:

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 17th 1893
Present – Aldermen Cargill (in the Chair) Collins & Brown
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
C.W. Robson Revising Voters Lists $40.00
News. Advertiser. Ads 16.70
Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies 1.55

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2. That the communication from the Secretary of the Fire Underwriters re Licenses be referred to the Council
sgd Wm Cargill
Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on November 16th 1893
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Franklin, Hackett, and Salsbury
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from Ernest Cooper asking for the opening up of the lane in Block 9.185 be referred to the officer in charge of the Chain gang to grade same in its turn.
2. That the matter opening up Scott Street between 9th and 10th Avs be referred to the Street Inspector to have a passable roadway made the expenditure not to exceed $20.00.
3. That E. Cook be offered $250.00 without prejudice as a final settlement of his claim for service on Court House grounds.
4. That the matter of putting down a temporary walk on Comox St. about 66 ft to M. Archibald be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.
5. That the Contractor on Hastings Street be notified to complete the grading as soon as possible and leave it in good shape.
6. That the Street Inspector arrange to haul up some old plank supplied by Alderman Towler to 15th Av & Quebec St.

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7. That Alderman Brown be requested to arrange to have the lane in Block 119. 264 & opened up, the cost not to exceed $20.00
8. That the estimate put in for the contractor grading Georgia Street be held over until he comes to a settlement with M. Carriere in regard to his account for damages.
9. That the Chairman and the City Engineer interview H. Abbott in regard to the proposed paving at the fountain site, corner of Hastings and Carrall Streets.
10. That the account presented by G.W. Weeks for $10.00 for services in connection with valuation of damages to Baker Bros damaged by water, be passed subject to a written report being furnished
11. That the following accounts be paid:-
Thos. Dunn & Co Supplies $1.25
W.C. Marshall express 6.50
W.S. Cook supplies 4.50
D. P.McLellan 5th Av 108.00
Gibbons & Borland Quebec St 81.00
W. Lomas etal Labor 495.80

The Board then adjourned to meet on Wednesday next at 3 P.M. instead of Thursday
Thanksgiving day.
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Brown.
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Friday November 17th 1893
Present – Aldermen Collins, Cargill and Towler

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It was recommended:-
1. That the Clerk be instructed to ascertain prices of a proper milk tester.
2. That the City Clerk keep in his custody the watch and ring belonging to J. Blaney and the watch of David Glasgow, both deceased, until sold or claimed.
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
W.C. Macy Supplies $332.54
Champion & White Scavengering 7.50
E. Clough. Drayage 1.00
Crowler & Penzer Supplies 14.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 60.60
J.P. Blake supplies 21.35
Herritt & Co “ 86.08
Tilley & Son “ 2.25
John McDowell “ 2.50
Atkins & Atkins “ 64.37
Texas Lake Ice Co “ 6.05
Crowder & Penzer “ 86.99
Hudson’s Bay Co. “ 34.75
S.E. McLod Labor 4.00
C. Nelson Supplies 16.00
F.W. Hart Burial 10.00
sgd Henry Collins
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Clause in reference to watches etc. be struck out. Carried

Moved by Alderman Towler
Seconded by “ Collins.
That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by “ Towler

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That Mr. Slade be permitted to remove whatever he has cut on the cemetery grounds.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Towler
That the following accounts be paid:-
Hooper etal Labor $421.05
James St. Charles Co. Hose wagon 501.25
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Brown
That the account of D.F. McLellan for grading Georgia St. amounting to $262.50 be passed. Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Brown.
That the Finance Committee be instructed to provide and place to the Credit of the Board of Works, at an early date the sum of $25,000 to enable the said Board to proceed with the clearing of land 3., 4., and 5. during the winter months, said sum to be charged to the land and collected as taxes.
Laid over for one week. Carried

Notice of Motion

Alderman Towler gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to constitute a sixth ward within the municipal boundaries of the City.

The Council then adjourned

F. Cope
Mayor

No new railway tracks until paving by-law passed – November 20, 1893