Dominion Government’s offer of 160 acres in the Hastings Townsite for a Public Park is accepted. Mayor David Oppenheimer granted $50 to establish a Fruit Growers’ Association.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 579-588

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Vancouver Nov 26th 1888

The Council met on Monday November 26th 1888 at 7:30 P. M.

Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, McConnell and Oppenheimer.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From

John Devine, City Auditor submitting report of City’s Accounts for June, July and August. Filed.

From James Clandenning et al praying for the improvement of lane in Block Nine, District Lot 196. Referred to Board of Works.

From J. J. Blake, City Solicitor submitting opinions on John Thomson’s petition and Miller M. D’s request for a refund of $3.00 fine. Filed.

From City Engineer submitting report on Hot Air Furnace for City Hall. Referred to Board of Works.

From John Cartwright praying that the grade of Powell Street be lowered at the corner of Campbell Avenue. Referred to Board of Works.

From John Grady asking for a six thousand dollar bonus for Grist Mill. Referred to Finance committee.

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From Hon. F. G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, acquainting Council of the fact that the Lieutenant Governor had set aside 160 acres in the Hastings Townsite for Park Purposes. Filed.

From John Haggerty Post Master General and Wm. White, replying to telegrams re Post Office and Customs House Site. Filed.

Reports

F. W. & L. No 22

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday, November 22nd and beg to recommend:

1. That Alderman Humphries be empowered to purchase five tons of Coal for the Fire Department.

2. That 15 Electric Lights of 20 candle power each be placed in the following locations in order to complete the contract for street lighting as required by the Electric Illuminating Co. viz:

1 On the corner of Pender and Beatty
2 On the corner of Pender and Hornby
3 On the corner of Dunsmuir and Burrard
4 On the corner of Dunsmuir and Hornby
5 On the corner of Georgia and Cambie
6 On the corner of Georgia and Hornby
7 On the corner of Georgia and Broughton
8 On the corner of Granville and Nelson
9 On the corner of Davie and Richards
10 On the corner of Drake and Howe

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11 On the corner of Bute and Melville
12 On the corner of Hastings and Hamilton
13 On the corner of Cordova and Seymour
14 On the corner of Westminster & Dufferin
15 On the corner of Westminster & Fifth

3. That the following accounts be paid:

James Moran, Carrots $12.00
D. Fulton, Harness 45.00

Sgd. J. Humphries

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Lefevre. That the report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 27

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 23rd 1888 and beg to report that there are funds available for the following works:

Powell Street Drain Cost $10.00
Carl Street Sidewalk
Crossing on Westminster Avenue at Harris Street
Two foot sidewalk on Westminster Avenue & Ninth Avenue to school house to be constructed out of the 15,000 feet of plank purchased.
There are no funds available for the improvement of Granville Street South nor for the grading of Robson St.

Sgd. Rich H. Alexander, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Coldwell seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Health No 22

The Board of Health met on Friday November 23rd 1888 and beg to recommend:

1. That Rule Three adopted by Council for the government of the City Hospital be amended allowing clergymen to visit members of their respective congregations at reasonable hours.

2. That J. M. Browning be notified that the City will not require the old hospital building for any further period.

3. That the following accounts be paid:

W. J. McGuigan, Coroner’s fees, etc $25.00
A. Mills, Services as Guard 27.50
Mrs. Thomas, Nursing 6.00
J. Stevens & Son. Surg Ins 92.75
Mrs. Gass, Towels etc 5.20
Sam Chong, Washing 5.85
J. S. Clute & Co. Pillow Slips 2.00
Hong Sing, Washing 8.60
Woodworth & Co. Coal & Wood 30.00
Sunny Side Hotel, Board 4.00
Chas. Burnley, Hack Hire 2.00
H. McDowell & Co., Medicines 10.80
Chas. Nelson, Medicines 45.85
F. X. Martin, Groceries 28.38
F. I. Nichols, Electric Bills 10.50
F. W. Hart, funerals etc. 135.10

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M. Goldstein, Eggs etc. $3.00
Campbell & Martin, Bread 14.70
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 37.24
W. J. Taylor, funeral 15.00
A. C. Wright, Groceries 6.45
James Thomas, Milk 42.50
Wm. Urquhart .75 cts
James Stanford, Extras on Hospital507.80
A. E. McCartney, constn. 39.08

A communication has been received from H. L. McDonald, claiming compensation for clothing destroyed in quarantine last June.

Your Committee recommends that no further compensation be given to him than that extended to the others who were quarantined at the same time.

Sgd. J. M. Lefevre

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Alexander. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No 41

The Board of Works met on Friday November 23rd 1888 and beg to recommend:

1. That D. McAlister be notified to complete his contract for the sidewalking of Georgia Street.

2. That Thos. Stevenson’s offer to deliver gravel on the streets of the City at 200 per yard be not accepted as there are no funds

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available for the streets where gravelling is required.

3. That the Hon. F. G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works be notified that his offer to set aside 160 acres in the Hastings Townsite for a Public Park is accepted and that he be asked to furnish a plan showing the location of the said Park so that the City can proceed with the construction of a street to the western boundary thereof.

4. That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report upon the petition of Robert Grant for the drainage of his property on Cordova Street.

5. That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report upon the petition of 24 more seats be purchased for the False Creek school.

6. That 45,000 ft. of plank be purchased for sidewalks.

7. That the following accounts be paid:

J. H. Carlisle, Moving Safe $15.00
H. Connacher, Quebec St 9.00
Bell & McKenzie, Fire Hall No 2. 85.00
James Stanford, Bal on Morgue, 30.00
F. Scotney, Well & Pump 84.30
Mallandaine & Samson, Com on City Hall 59.75
Wm. Tierney, Lane in Block 11, 541. 389.00
A. Bunker, Hastings St. 324.00
Cerra & Co., Sixth Av. 147.98
H. Connacher, Seventh Av. 162.74

Tenders

The following were received

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Carl Avenue Sidewalk

H. Connacher, per L. ft, 5 ft wide 19 ½ cts
DL. Gow per L. ft 5 ft wide 19 cts
D. McAlister per L. ft 5 ft wide 19 cts

Heatley Av Sidewalk

D. McAlister per L. ft 8 ft wide 31 cts
DL. Gow per L. ft 8 ft wide 33 cts
H. Connacher per L. ft 8 ft wide 31 cts

Lane in Block 13, 196

H. Connacher, Grading per ft 43 cts

We recommend that the contract for Heatley Avenue Sidewalk be awarded to H. Connacher and Carl Avenue Sidewalk to DL. Gow and that the City Engineer again call for tenders for the lane in Block 13, 196.

Sgd. C. A. Coldwell, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the following accounts be paid.

F. X. Martin, Goods for Quarantine, $74.63
John Scuitto, Goods for Quarantine, 112.30
Carried.

[volume 2 page 586]

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Clark. That the following Quarantine guards be paid the amounts set opposite their respective names.

John Brown, $16.50 less 2.00 $14.50
Wm. Williams 77.50 less 1.00 76.50
F. Foster 77.50 less 9.50 68.00
A. Larwell 77.50 less 50 cts 77.00
A. Mathison 68.75 less 9.18 59.57
J. Bell 62.50 less 15.68 47.82
F. W. Boultbee 66.00
____ Adamson 66.00
A. W. Benson 47.50 less .75 46.75

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the sum of $8,000.00 be placed to the credit of the Board of Health to cover deficit on Hospital construction and equipment and general expenditure and the sum of 8,896.75 to the credit of the Board of Works to cover deficits on the following:

General Works $250.00
Ward No. 1 2613.12
Park Road 880.00
Sewerage 3493.10
False Creek School 910.00
Lands in lieu of Fire hall West 750.

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Coldwell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That $50.00 be placed to the credit of the Mayor to defray preliminary expenses for the formation of

[volume 2 page 587]

a Fruit Growers Association to be organized with Head Quarters at Vancouver. Carried.
Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That a Committee consisting of the Chairman of the Board of Works and Alderman Clark be appointed to select a place for a pound & report to the Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the sum of $750.00 be placed to the credit of the Board of the Board of Works for the purpose of erecting sidewalks on Richards Street and other streets most urgently required if the Finance Committee can provide the available funds. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That a Committee of three be appointed to confer with the municipalities of Richmond, Surrey and Delta for the purpose of co-operation between the said municipalities and Vancouver, to induce the C. P. R. Co to run their Southern Connection to Vancouver instead of establishing a junction near the Mission. Carried.

[volume 2 page 588]

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Street Railway By-Law be numbered 73 and read a third time and signed sealed and gazetted. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the Council stand adjourned until Tuesday Dec. 4, 1888. Carried.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk
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Vancouver Nov 26th 1888

The Council met on Monday November 26th 1888 at 7:30 P. M.

Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, McConnell and Oppenheimer.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From

John Devine, City Auditor submitting report of City’s Accounts for June, July and August. Filed.

From James Clandenning et al praying for the improvement of lane in Block Nine, District Lot 196. Referred to Board of Works.

From J. J. Blake, City Solicitor submitting opinions on John Thomson’s petition and Miller M. D’s request for a refund of $3.00 fine. Filed.

From City Engineer submitting report on Hot Air Furnace for City Hall. Referred to Board of Works.

From John Cartwright praying that the grade of Powell Street be lowered at the corner of Campbell Avenue. Referred to Board of Works.

From John Grady asking for a six thousand dollar bonus for Grist Mill. Referred to Finance committee.

[volume 2 page 580]

From Hon. F. G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, acquainting Council of the fact that the Lieutenant Governor had set aside 160 acres in the Hastings Townsite for Park Purposes. Filed.

From John Haggerty Post Master General and Wm. White, replying to telegrams re Post Office and Customs House Site. Filed.

Reports

F. W. & L. No 22

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday, November 22nd and beg to recommend:

1. That Alderman Humphries be empowered to purchase five tons of Coal for the Fire Department.

2. That 15 Electric Lights of 20 candle power each be placed in the following locations in order to complete the contract for street lighting as required by the Electric Illuminating Co. viz:

1 On the corner of Pender and Beatty
2 On the corner of Pender and Hornby
3 On the corner of Dunsmuir and Burrard
4 On the corner of Dunsmuir and Hornby
5 On the corner of Georgia and Cambie
6 On the corner of Georgia and Hornby
7 On the corner of Georgia and Broughton
8 On the corner of Granville and Nelson
9 On the corner of Davie and Richards
10 On the corner of Drake and Howe

[volume 2 page 581]

11 On the corner of Bute and Melville
12 On the corner of Hastings and Hamilton
13 On the corner of Cordova and Seymour
14 On the corner of Westminster & Dufferin
15 On the corner of Westminster & Fifth

3. That the following accounts be paid:

James Moran, Carrots $12.00
D. Fulton, Harness 45.00

Sgd. J. Humphries

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Lefevre. That the report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 27

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 23rd 1888 and beg to report that there are funds available for the following works:

Powell Street Drain Cost $10.00
Carl Street Sidewalk
Crossing on Westminster Avenue at Harris Street
Two foot sidewalk on Westminster Avenue & Ninth Avenue to school house to be constructed out of the 15,000 feet of plank purchased.
There are no funds available for the improvement of Granville Street South nor for the grading of Robson St.

Sgd. Rich H. Alexander, Chairman

[volume 2 page 582]

Moved by Alderman Coldwell seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Health No 22

The Board of Health met on Friday November 23rd 1888 and beg to recommend:

1. That Rule Three adopted by Council for the government of the City Hospital be amended allowing clergymen to visit members of their respective congregations at reasonable hours.

2. That J. M. Browning be notified that the City will not require the old hospital building for any further period.

3. That the following accounts be paid:

W. J. McGuigan, Coroner’s fees, etc $25.00
A. Mills, Services as Guard 27.50
Mrs. Thomas, Nursing 6.00
J. Stevens & Son. Surg Ins 92.75
Mrs. Gass, Towels etc 5.20
Sam Chong, Washing 5.85
J. S. Clute & Co. Pillow Slips 2.00
Hong Sing, Washing 8.60
Woodworth & Co. Coal & Wood 30.00
Sunny Side Hotel, Board 4.00
Chas. Burnley, Hack Hire 2.00
H. McDowell & Co., Medicines 10.80
Chas. Nelson, Medicines 45.85
F. X. Martin, Groceries 28.38
F. I. Nichols, Electric Bills 10.50
F. W. Hart, funerals etc. 135.10

[volume 2 page 583]

M. Goldstein, Eggs etc. $3.00
Campbell & Martin, Bread 14.70
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 37.24
W. J. Taylor, funeral 15.00
A. C. Wright, Groceries 6.45
James Thomas, Milk 42.50
Wm. Urquhart .75 cts
James Stanford, Extras on Hospital507.80
A. E. McCartney, constn. 39.08

A communication has been received from H. L. McDonald, claiming compensation for clothing destroyed in quarantine last June.

Your Committee recommends that no further compensation be given to him than that extended to the others who were quarantined at the same time.

Sgd. J. M. Lefevre

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Alexander. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No 41

The Board of Works met on Friday November 23rd 1888 and beg to recommend:

1. That D. McAlister be notified to complete his contract for the sidewalking of Georgia Street.

2. That Thos. Stevenson’s offer to deliver gravel on the streets of the City at 200 per yard be not accepted as there are no funds

[volume 2 page 584]

available for the streets where gravelling is required.

3. That the Hon. F. G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works be notified that his offer to set aside 160 acres in the Hastings Townsite for a Public Park is accepted and that he be asked to furnish a plan showing the location of the said Park so that the City can proceed with the construction of a street to the western boundary thereof.

4. That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report upon the petition of Robert Grant for the drainage of his property on Cordova Street.

5. That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report upon the petition of 24 more seats be purchased for the False Creek school.

6. That 45,000 ft. of plank be purchased for sidewalks.

7. That the following accounts be paid:

J. H. Carlisle, Moving Safe $15.00
H. Connacher, Quebec St 9.00
Bell & McKenzie, Fire Hall No 2. 85.00
James Stanford, Bal on Morgue, 30.00
F. Scotney, Well & Pump 84.30
Mallandaine & Samson, Com on City Hall 59.75
Wm. Tierney, Lane in Block 11, 541. 389.00
A. Bunker, Hastings St. 324.00
Cerra & Co., Sixth Av. 147.98
H. Connacher, Seventh Av. 162.74

Tenders

The following were received

[volume 2 page 585]

Carl Avenue Sidewalk

H. Connacher, per L. ft, 5 ft wide 19 ½ cts
DL. Gow per L. ft 5 ft wide 19 cts
D. McAlister per L. ft 5 ft wide 19 cts

Heatley Av Sidewalk

D. McAlister per L. ft 8 ft wide 31 cts
DL. Gow per L. ft 8 ft wide 33 cts
H. Connacher per L. ft 8 ft wide 31 cts

Lane in Block 13, 196

H. Connacher, Grading per ft 43 cts

We recommend that the contract for Heatley Avenue Sidewalk be awarded to H. Connacher and Carl Avenue Sidewalk to DL. Gow and that the City Engineer again call for tenders for the lane in Block 13, 196.

Sgd. C. A. Coldwell, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the following accounts be paid.

F. X. Martin, Goods for Quarantine, $74.63
John Scuitto, Goods for Quarantine, 112.30
Carried.

[volume 2 page 586]

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Clark. That the following Quarantine guards be paid the amounts set opposite their respective names.

John Brown, $16.50 less 2.00 $14.50
Wm. Williams 77.50 less 1.00 76.50
F. Foster 77.50 less 9.50 68.00
A. Larwell 77.50 less 50 cts 77.00
A. Mathison 68.75 less 9.18 59.57
J. Bell 62.50 less 15.68 47.82
F. W. Boultbee 66.00
____ Adamson 66.00
A. W. Benson 47.50 less .75 46.75

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the sum of $8,000.00 be placed to the credit of the Board of Health to cover deficit on Hospital construction and equipment and general expenditure and the sum of 8,896.75 to the credit of the Board of Works to cover deficits on the following:

General Works $250.00
Ward No. 1 2613.12
Park Road 880.00
Sewerage 3493.10
False Creek School 910.00
Lands in lieu of Fire hall West 750.

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Coldwell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That $50.00 be placed to the credit of the Mayor to defray preliminary expenses for the formation of

[volume 2 page 587]

a Fruit Growers Association to be organized with Head Quarters at Vancouver. Carried.
Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That a Committee consisting of the Chairman of the Board of Works and Alderman Clark be appointed to select a place for a pound & report to the Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the sum of $750.00 be placed to the credit of the Board of the Board of Works for the purpose of erecting sidewalks on Richards Street and other streets most urgently required if the Finance Committee can provide the available funds. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That a Committee of three be appointed to confer with the municipalities of Richmond, Surrey and Delta for the purpose of co-operation between the said municipalities and Vancouver, to induce the C. P. R. Co to run their Southern Connection to Vancouver instead of establishing a junction near the Mission. Carried.

[volume 2 page 588]

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Street Railway By-Law be numbered 73 and read a third time and signed sealed and gazetted. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the Council stand adjourned until Tuesday Dec. 4, 1888. Carried.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Mayor David Oppenheimer granted $50 to establish a Fruit Growers’ Association – November 26, 1888
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