C.L. Brown wins seat in Ward 5 – October 5, 1891

C.L. Brown elected as Alderman for Ward 5, and appointed to the Board of Works, Police, and License Committees. City will purchase 20,000 cubic yards of crushed rock from Dr. Kendall. R.S. Coldwell appointed Police Officer.

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 514-518

[Vol. 4, pg. 514]
October 5th, 1891
The Council met on Monday, October 5th, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm. Brown, McDowell & C.L. Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From the City Auditor furnishing report, for June & July, 1891
Referred to Finance Committee.

From the Minister of Public Works stating that work would be resumed on the Post Office when the House rose.

From McQuillan & Co, Toronto, offering to tender on water pipes.
Referred to Water Works Committee

From the Pound Keeper furnishing Monthly Report

From the City Clerk reporting the election of C.L. Brown as Alderman for Ward No. 5

From Ellen C. Colwell asking that the lane in Block 87, 196, be opened up.
Referred to Board of Works

From Ellen C. Colwell asking for more lights on Harris, Barnard, & Prior Streets
Referred to F. W & L Committee

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From James Carnahan, offering 20 cts a cord for the wood on the Cemetery grounds.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Street lights.

From Geo. Gagen Secy to Vancouver Free thought Society asking for the Market Hall for three nights at $10.00 per night.

Moved by Alderman Templeton.
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse.
That the Free thought association be granted the use of the Market Hall as petitioned for, at a charge of six dollars per night if lectures are to be free.

From Wm Jones et al asking for an electric light on the corner of Quebec St. & 14th Av.
Referred to F W& L Committee

From Casselman et al asking for a side walk on 13th Av.
Referred to Board of Works

From J Lowe. Dept. of Agriculture in reference to Chinese Lepers
Referred to Heatlh Committee

The following Reports were received and read:

The Finance Committee met on Friday October 2nd, 1891
Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, and Hobson

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The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Deputy Ret. Officers, etc. $ 15.00
S. T. Tilley Stationery 14.25
J. Miller , Rent of P.O Box 2.00
C. Hillier, Pane of Glass 1.50
Sgd. Wm Brown
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Monday October 5th, 1891
Present Alderman Brighouse, Brown and Templeton
It was recommended:
1) That the Street Inspector be authorised to open a roadway from Thurlow Street to D. Anderson house on Burnaby Street by day work.

2) That Dr. Kendall be informed that it is the intention of the Board to Works to take the 20,000 cubic yards of crushed rock at the figure mentioned in his contract with the City.

3) That Front Street be surface graded sufficiently to give an exit under the direction of the City Engineer and Street Inspector.

4) That Ninth Av. be graded 150 feet further west.

5) That Smith Av. Between Westminster Av. and Quebec St. on the south side have a sidewalk laid thereon.

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6) That D. Gibbons be paid $25.00 for work done on Smithe Street in connection with his contract for the North approach to the Cambie. St. Bridge.

7) That the following tender be accepted: Hospital Wing W. H. Fraser $9,467

8) That the following accounts be paid:
S.T. Tilley Stationery 57.20
H P Veitch, Delivering Rock 599.97
H. Lomas et al. Labor 223.75
E. Cook. Rent of Wharf 25.00
Thomas Bros. Stationery 7.51
H.H. Spicer, Lumber 71.87
J. Romang et al Car fares 13.00
Sgd. S. Brighouse
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the appointment of a police officer be referred back to the Police Committee.

Moved in amendment by Ald. McDowell
Seconded by Ald. Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the purpose of making the appointment.
Amendment Carried

Alderman Hobson was appointed Chairman

After three ballots were taken the Committee rose and reported the appointment of Robert S. Coldwell.

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Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Templeton
That R. S. Coldwell be appointed Police Officer.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brown
That Alderman Brown of Ward No. 5 be added to the Works, Police, and License Committees in place of Alderman De Pencier

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That I. H. Hallett be paid at the rate of $125.00 per month for services rendered as Police Magistrate since last April.
Laid over for one week.

The Council then adjourned.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson

That the City accountants be asked to be present at the next meeting of the Council to explain by whose authority Mr. Hallett’s name was struck off the pay roll.

D. Oppenheimer
Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk