Hallett resigns as Police Magistrate – October 12, 1891

Isaac Hallett resigned as Police Magistrate and was paid out at $125.00 per month. The lane in Block 97 D.L. 196 be graded by the chain gang. James Carnahan allowed to cut wood from five acres of the Cemetery Grounds at 20 cents a cord.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 519-523

Vol. 4, pg. 519
October 12, 1891
The Council met on Monday October 12, 1891
Present: His Worship the mayor and aldermen Brighouse, Carrall, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, Brown – Wm & C.L., & McDowell

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read.
From H.G. Lewis Dept of Marine Victoria in reference to moving back the road in the vicinity of the Bell Tower at Brockton.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Department of Marine stating that Legislation would be required before the names of the “First Narrows” and “False Creek” could be changed.
Referred to Alderman Godfrey

From the City Clerk of Victoria acknowledging the receipt of the resolution of Council re: the construction of a B.C. Building at the World’s Fair Chicago.

From J.H. McMillan offering to sell his lots in rear of the Hospital for $5100.00.
Referred to Health Committee.

From the Deputy Attorney notifying the Council of the suspension of I.H. Hallett as Stipendiary Magistrate.
Referred to Police Committee.

From Ed Chapman et al. asking for the grading of 7th as one block east of Centre Street.
Referred to Board of Works.

The following communication was ordered to be spread on the minutes on motion of Alderman Templeton seconded by Alderman Scoullar:
Vancouver, B.C 18th Oct – 1891

The Treasurer of City of Vancouver
Dear Sir.
We beg to hand you herewith 45 cancelled Water Street Local Improvement debentures of $100.00 each payable 1st October 1891 together with the paid coupons of the years 1888, 1889, 1890, & 1891. This retires the loan of $4500 issued under By-Law no. 9.
Kindly acknowledge receipt.
The Trustees of the Sinking Funds funds ask you to kindly have the fact of the payment of this loan recorded on the minutes of this council
Yours Faithfully
Sgd J.C. Keith – Trustees of Sinking fund
R.G. Tatlow

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.

From the Pound Keeper asking for repairs to the Pound House.
Referred to Police Committee

From the City Solicitor, asking if the City would bear their proportion of the expenses of removing the squatters off the foreshore.
Referred to Board of Works

From the World & Telegram asking for an investigation into the manner in which the city advertising is being done.
Referred to Finance Committee

From the City Solicitor, stating that the City was liable for the management of the hydrant rental.
Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee

From I. W. Haywood, Sergeant of Police reporting on the Street Lights.

From I. H. Hallett resigning his position as Police Magistrate
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton

(That the resignation of I.H. Hallet be accepted and while accepting it, this Council has the opportunity of expressing their regret that circumstances have arisen to render such action advisable as we are of the opinion that the office of Police Magistrate has been filled by Mr. Hallet in such a manner as to cause all lovers of justice and morality in this City to feel proud that the City had in its employ a man who could and would only use the power vested in him for the suppression of crime and protection of the weak and we believe that I. H. Hallett has largely tended to preserve the good name of this City and has caused many who live by vice and crime to give our City and wide berth and to thereby secure for himself this approbation of all law abiding citizens and the hatred of the vicious.
And further that a copy of this resolution be sent to Mr. Hallett.)

The following report was received and read:
Board of Works

The Board of Workers met on Thursday October 8th, 1891
Present: Alderman Brighouse, Templeton and W. & CL Brown

1) It was recommended that the following accounts be paid:

E. Sanders. Princess Street $164.54
E.C. Baritton. Richards 206.20
D. Gibbons. Robson St. 324.00
M. McIntyre. Lanes, 126.00
D. Gibbons. Extras 48.25
B. C. Mills Co. Lumber 23.26
L. Thomson & Co. Express charges 7.00
Columbia Carriage Factory. Repairs 64.15
H.D. & E.P. Fraser. 9th Av. 488.32
McLennan and McFeely. Supplies 44.45
H. Lomas et al. Labor 391.45

2) That the following tenders be invited:

a) 9th Av. 6 ft. sidewalk on the south side from Westminster Av. to Ontario St. and grading to Ontario St. – about 150 ft.
b) Fencing East End School. Grounds.
c) Central School Grounds. Grading
d) Duke St. 6 ft Sidewalk from Georgia to Pender.

3) That the following tenders be accepted

E. Mayer Lewis Blocks 60.61,62, 70, 71 & 72 5th
Wm Jones, Keefer St. Sidewalk
Tho. G. Bagley, Nelson St. Sidewalk
Oldfield and Cook: Wooden Structure for Crematory

4) That James Carnahan be granted five acres in the Cemetery ground for the purpose of cutting cordwood thereon and that he be charged 20 cts a cord for said wood and that he do the clearing to the satisfaction of and where directed by the City Engineer

5) That the lane in Block 97 D.L. 196 be graded by the chain gang if possible

Sgd. S. Brighouse
Moved by Alderman Godfrey, Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That this report be adopted.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That I. H. Hallett be paid at the rate of $125.00 per month for services rendered since last paid.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Health Committee be and is hereby empowered to appoint temporarily a caretaker for the Crematory and fix a salary to be paid to same, and if the appointee be considered competent that his appointment be ratified by Council

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the City Treasurer be and is hereby empowered to pay to the Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co. the balance due out of the amount agreed upon to be paid in the first instance by the City for the construction of the Crematory.

The Council then adjourned

D. Oppenheimer
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk