Two smelter proposals were reviewed: Mr. Harry Symons’ proposal was chosen to go forward.
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Original handwritten minutes City of Vancouver Archives
COV Series 31, Volume 8, pages 34-35
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[Volume 8, Page 34]
The Council met on Tuesday October 12th 1897 at 8pm.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, McQueen, Brown, W.S. MacDonald, D.G. McDonald and Bethune. Also Mr. Harry Symons and Mr. A. Williams representing the smelter propositions before the Council.
Moved by Alderman Bethune;
seconded by Alderman McQueen
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the discussion of the propositions before the Council.
The Mayor was appointed Chairman.
The Clerk read the different propositions.
After free discussion was allowed it was moved by Alderman McQueen, seconded by Alderman Townley.
That in the opinion of this Council the proposals contained in Mr. Symons’ letter of September 27th 1897 should be accepted and a By-Law submitted to the citizens to give effect to it provided that an agreement be entered into by the Company Mr. Symons’ represents containing details and conditions satisfactory to the Council and on the Company depositing the sum of $6500 with the City on the first reading of the By-Law to be forfeited if the Company fails to carry out the agreement entered into and that the Council constitute themselves a Committee of the Whole to arrange the terms of agreement at as early a date as possible.
The Committee then arose and reported the passage of the resolution.
It was then moved by Alderman Brown,
Seconded by Alderman W.S. McDonald
[Volume 8, Page 35]
That the Report received from the Committee of the Whole be adopted by Council.
The Council then adjourned.
Thomas Francis McGuigan