Fraser Valley railway car ca. 1910 from City of Vancouver Archives AM54-S4-LGN-949

Mayor Cope cast the deciding vote on a motion to postpone third reading of the the Railway Bonus By-law. In favour of adjourning the meeting till the next morning: Aldermen Collins, Scoullar, Gavin & Mills. Opposed to a delay: Anderson, McGuigan, McCraney, & Franklin. Mayor Cope decided to proceed with the third reading, rather than put off the issue till next morning.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon
and sponsored by The Woodward Family

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 157-162

[vol 5 pg 148]

The Council met on Monday Sept. 26th 1892 at 8 P.M.
Present: His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From Evans, Colemans, and Evans complaining about the Scavenger dumping into the hopper near their business.
Referred to the Board of Health

From the Committee on Management inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to an Entertainment in the Market Hall on the 27th inst.
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Scouller
That the invitation be accepted.

From A. St. G. Hammersly in reference to the expropriation of the lots at the foot of Westminster Av.

From Geo Gagen asking that the Poll Tax Collector be instructed to collect taxes from Sailor coming in the unload vessels.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From John MacLaren reporting on the Electric Lights.

From C. A. Jopson asking for a sidewalk on Princess Street and additional street light.
Referred to Board of Works & “unreadable”

From C. I. Knowdell asking that a culvert be stopped up on Davie Street.
Referred to the Street Inspector with the power to act.

The following Reports were Received and read.

Board of Works.

[vol 5 page 158]

The Board of Works met on Thursday September 23rd 1892.
Present: Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Scoullar, and Franklin

It was recommended:
1. That Dr. W.H. Kendall’s contract for the supply of crushed rock be extended to include the amount desired by D. MacGillivray in his contract.

2. That J. Brenton be notified to have the outlet to the sewer cleared at once by the City Scavenger and failing to get that done satisfactorily to clear it himself at the City Scavenger’s expense.

3. That the Street Inspector be required to furnish the City Solicitor with all the information he requires relative to the Sewer where Leatherdale + Smith’s horse was injured.

4. That the City Engineer interview the owners of the property at the S.E. Corner of Pender and Seymour Streets and see about having the side walk put back in its proper place as soon as possible or the building proceeded with.

5. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put men on to complete D. J. McDonald’s contract of 1889 on 13th Av without delay.

6. That the following tenders be accepted:-
W. Jones, Quebec St. sidewalk 19 1/2 is per ft
G.F. Rownsfell, Cemetery fence. $1.10 ” ”

7. That the following accounts be paid.
D McRae Carpenter work $25.55
Old Field & Cook Pest. house. 247.92
Williams 7 Brooks ” ” 16.00
McLeod & McDermid Fire Hall 777.00
Potter & Flest Sewers 2117.16
Boyd Clandening ” \ / 1349.60
McQuarrie & Co. ” / \ 1030.52
Evans, Coleman & Evans Sewer pipes 1000.00
H.D. Connacher, Dufferin St. 400.32
H. Lomas etal. Labor 420.75
sgd. H.P. McCraney
[volume 5 page 159]
Moved by Alderman Mills
Seconded by ” Gavin.
That the Report be adopted.
Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Monday September 26th 1892
Present: Alderman Collins, Gavin & McCraney

It was recommended:-
1. That G. W. Fuller be awarded the contract for Cementing the basement floor of the Market hall at $1.35 per yard.

2. That tenders be invited for the furnishing of Police uniforms and waterproof coats.

3. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the leaks stopped in the roof of the Market Hall without delay.

4. That the following accounts be paid: –
Ideal Grocery Supplies $23.62
E. McLean Expenses 2.50
E.G. McLeod Ry fores. 5.25
Daily Telefrom Printing 3.50
G.L. Allen Brofans 2.25
J.P. Blake Supplies 13.80
J.A. Reid Pound House 14.50
J. Eulls Rental Ex. 5.00
A.L Thomas ” ” 5.00
C.W. Haywood, Ry fores 17.50
W.A. McIntosh Supplies 23.76
R.I. Winch ” 11.31
W.I. Dunn & Co. ” 40.50
S.T. Tilley & Son ” 1.00
J.H. Grady Ry fores. 2.00
sgd. Henry Collins

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by ” Franklin
That the Report be adopted.

[volume 6 page 160]
Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Monday September 26th 1892
Present: Alderman Anderson, Collins and Mills.
It was recommended:-

1. That the following accounts be paid
Deputy Returning officers Services $50.00
School Trustees Grant 10,000.00
Leatherdale Smith, back hire 4.50
Bank of B.C. Interest on overdraft 1138.38
Registry office. Registration 10.60

2. That a map of the Province be purchased, from the Dominion Publishing Co. and that an official Directory for 1893 be purchased from the Williams Directory Co.
sgd R.A. Anderson,
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by “ Mills
That the Report be adopted.

F.W. & L. Committee

The D. W. & L Committee met on Tuesday, September 20th 1892,
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Scoullar, McGuigan and Mills.
It was recommended:-
1. That Hobson Bros. be allowed to withdraw their tender on the laying of the water pipes.

2. That a team of horses be purchased for the Chemical engine and that J. C. Campbell be appointed nozzleman for same

3. That Henry Duncan and G. McDonald be appointed hosemen at a salary of $48.00 per month each

4. That a Gong and Indicator be ordered and also two Street fire alarm boxes.

[volume 5 page 161]

5. That Section No one of the pipe laying contract be awarded to Ceileh & Eadson and Sections 2 & 3 to Costello & Munro.

6. That W. P. Turner, Wm Lyman & A. W Dresser be appointed to Inspector of the laying of the water pipes at a salary of $3.00 per day each.
sgd J.L. Franklin

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by ” McGuigan
That the Report be adopted.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Collins

That the trades license By-Law be intruded a read a first time.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Collins
That the rules be suspended and the By-Law be read a second time.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by ” Franklin
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law.

Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law was read a 3rd time on motion of Aldermen Anderson seconded by Alderman Collins

[volume 5 page 160]

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by ” McCraney
That the By-Law granting a bonus of $3000.00 to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Ry Co be read a 3rd time

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Collins (amendment)
That the Council adjourn to work on Tuesday at 10 o’clock
Amendment: lost on casting vote of Mayor.
Yeas. Collins, Scoullar, Gavin & Mills
Nays. Anderson, McGuigan, McCraney, & Franklin

Motion Carried.
The By-law was accordingly read a 3rd time.


Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by ” Gavin
That the following account be paid:-
W Hooper etal Labor $264.50

The Council then adjourned

Thos. F. McGuigan F. Cope
City Clerk Mayor

$300,000 Railway Bonus By-Law receives third reading – September 26, 1892
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