Ward 5 Review Overturned – September 11, 1893

Ward 5 Review Overturned – September 11, 1893

Alderman Fowler asked for a review of taxes received and amounts spent on improvements in Ward 5 west of Center Street. Ward 5 in 1893 was roughly Mount Pleasant, Fairview, and Kitsilano but only as far south as 16th Avenue. 

Fowler was supported by Aldermen Hobson and Brown but the request was ultimately outvoted. F. Cox approved for a temporary position as Assistant Cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $15 per month; meanwhile the C.P. Telegraph Company charged $1 for a single telegram.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 536-540

[vol 5 pg 536]

Vancouver September 11th 1893

The Council met on Monday, September 11th 1893.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler.
Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.


From the City Solicitor giving an opinion on the assignment of John Potter to J.A. Flett.
Referred back to the City Solicitor as the matter is now in Court;

From W. A. May etal asking for the opening of a lane on the back of Lots 12, 13, 14, & 15, Block 17 Lansdowne St.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From A. J. Peglar asking the City to subscribe for a number of copies of the Minneapolis Journal, containing a description of Vancouver.
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Brown.
That the communication be filed.

From Wm Devine complaining about the Sanitary condition of the building in which his offices are.
Referred to the Board of Health to attend to.

From the Plumbers asking that the amendments to the Plumbing By-Law be laid over until they examine them.
Laid over.

The following Reports were received and read:

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday September 7th 1893, all the members being present.


It was recommended:-
1. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put in a box drain of the old wooden sewers, across the lane in Block 21.196 and that he be instructed to send E.B. Sentell old plans & construct a sidewalk on Grove Avenue proved Mr. Sentell undertakes to have it put down.
2. That the City Engineer replace at once the bridge at the Crematory with a culvert.
3. That E. Cook be permitted to erect a basement at the corner of Pender & Richards Streets as per plan submitted subject to the area spaces being struck out;
4. That the following accounts be paid:-
A.D. McDonald 8th Av. $118.88
B.C. Iron Works Syphons 136.00
H.T. Adams 5th Av. 12.75
Thos. Dunn & Co. supplies 22.85
Geo Mitchell Boat hire. 1.25
W.C. Marshall Express hire. 5.00
C.F. Foreman Supplies 1.55
D. McGillivray Day Labor 112.13
H. Lomas etal “ “ 474.90

sgd H.P.McCraney

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report be adopted.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday Sept 8th 1893.
Present: Alderman Anderson, Collins, Hobson and Cargill.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
The World P & P Co. supplies $18.90
Van Elec Ry & L. Co. “ 5.00
J. Miller “ 5.00
H.E. Croaisdaile Premium on Bonds 62.50
Wellington Coal Yards Supplies 12.88
C. P. Telegraph Co. Telegram 1.00


Telephone Co Rent $24.65
B. S. Parsons Carriage 2.50
Tilley & Son Supplies 2.50

sgd R.A. Anderson

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report be adopted.

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday Sept 5th 1893.
Present:- Alderman Collins, Anderson, Hobson and Towler.
It was recommended:-
1. That Alderman Fowler be asked to see C. Slade, regarding the cutting of cordwood on the Cemetery grounds and arrange matters with him; also that he see D. J. McPhalen regarding the construction of a kitchen to the cemetery house and arrange.
2. That F. Cox be appointed assistant cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $15.00 a month dating from the 25th ult and terminating on Sept 6th
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
Thos. Dunn & co. supplies $4.08
H.E. Langlis Med attendance 11.50
J.P. Black Supplies 10.70
D. McRae Repairs 10.35
Chas. Rae. Labor 54.00
Champion & White Scavengering 2.50
W.A. McIntosh & co. Supplies 54.05
C.S. Philp “ 9.55
Champion & White “ 17.25
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 43.32
City of Victoria Care of Leper 33.19
C.F. Foreman Supplies 27.27
W. Cowderoy “ .75
W.G.Warren “ 20.05

James Stard Supplies. $24.60
Davis & Taylor glazing 1.50
Texas Lake Ice Co. Supplies 6.70
Russell. McDonald & Co. “ 15.65
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 46.67
Texas Lake Ice Co. Supplies 7.00
Wm Ralph “ 59.99
F.W. Hart “ 87.00
Tilley & Son “ 2.00
Champion & White “ 8.25
R.A. Boynes “ 275.00
W.J. McGuigan Inquest 10.00

sgd Henry Collins

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Clause in the Report referring to the cutting of woods in the Cemetery grounds be referred back.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Brown
That the report as amended be adopted.


Moved by Alderman Fowler.
Seconded by “ Robson
That a return be furnished to this Council showing 1st the amount of taxes levied for the current year or that part levied for the current year on that part of Ward V lying west of Center Street and second the amount expended during the present year on Street improvements etc. in the same district.
Yeas. Salsbury, Hobson, & Fowler
Nays. Cargill, McCraney, Franklin & Brown

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Fowler
That the following account be paid:


W.Hooper etal. Labor $519.60

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk