City Engineer must repair Westminster Ave. between the bridge and Prior Street. $13.50 in extra police wages approved.

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez.

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 163-165

[volume 3 page 163]

Vancouver Oct 7th 1889

The Council met on Monday, October 7th 1889.
Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Salsbury.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From Hon Mr. Justice Drake fixing Thursday the 10th inst for holding the Police investigation. Filed.

From Innes & Richards re the fence on Georgia St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co re the purchase of the System. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From H. I. Ceperly, Sec. Treas. of the Van St. Ry. Coy re the closing of Westminster Av. Bridge. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act.

From A. J. Mouat, Secretary of Vancouver Free Library furnishing Monthly Report. Filed.

From James Hogg on behalf of the Methodist Church thanking Council for the use of the City Hall for church Services. Filed.

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From F. W. Hart re road to cemetery. Filed.

From Messrs Lapoint and Oakley re repairs to lane in Block 57, 541. Referred to Board of Works.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Street Railway Co be allowed to close False Creek Bridge on Westminster Avenue for four days for the purpose of laying street by track. Laid over.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following accounts be paid:
P. Atkinson etal Street Work $32.50
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 2.15

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Engineer be instructed to proceed with the clearing of the Agricultural Grounds immediately the contract being let. Laid over.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following police account be paid:
Special Police Wages $13.50
Carried.

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Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the City Engineer be instructed to repair Westminster Avenue between the Bridge and Prior Street at once. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Brewer gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to rescind that portion of By-Law No 15 which reserves to the City, the right to purchase said structure at any time after the 31st day of December 1888 and to cancel the agreement made between the Corporation of the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co. (limited) whereby the said Company was bound to sell said wharf to said City after said date.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Westminster Ave. to be repaired, bridge closure still pending – October 7, 1889
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