City takeover of Vancouver’s streetlights moves forward – April 2, 1894

City takeover of Vancouver’s streetlights moves forward – April 2, 1894

John Potter was appointed Inspector of the Reservoir at $3.00 per day. Mr R. Hughes was allowed to take out a temporary three month license in the absence of his business partner. The takeover of the Vancouver Illuminating Company’s assets by the City to include “the whole of the plant and materials” used to furnish street lighting.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Bu P248
BC Electric Railway Building 1911, with street light in foreground

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 1-7

[volume 6 page 1]
Vancouver April 2nd 1894
The Council met on Monday April 2nd 1894 at 8 pm
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm. Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From John Campbell asking the Council to take action regarding the correction of the survey in D.L. 185 next to the park. Referred to the Board of Works
From W.S. Gore, Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works asking for a map of indicating the position of Dundas Street and the roadway through Hastings Townsite. Referred to the Board of Works
From W.B. Ross complaining about being molested on the street. Filed
From A. Gigrew furnishing an affidavit that he had lost 3 poll tax receipts. Filed
From N.G. Tatlow asking if there was any question about the title to Clark’s Park. Referred to the City Solicitor
From the Hon. James Baker, Provincial Secretary asking if proper precautions were being taken to prevent the spread of small pox. Referred to the Board of Health

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From Dr. Thomas reporting cases of contagious disease during the month. Filed
From P. Carey asking for compensation for loss occasioned to him by the change of the grade of Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works
From R. Hughes requesting the Police Committee to reconsider its decision re the transfer of the auction house held by S.F. Scott to himself. Filed
From R. Fraser et al protesting against the re-survey of 264A. Referred to the Board of Works
From H. Abbott asking the City to take charge of 76 Chinese detained in quarantine. Referred to the Health Committee

The following reports were received and read:

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Monday April 2nd 1894.
Present: Alderman Wm. Brown (in the Chair), McPhaiden and Bethune
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid –
W. Hooper etal Labor $310.25
Thos. Veitch Hire of teams $154.35
City Printing Words supplies $4.00

2. That John Potter Be appointed Inspector of the

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Reservoir at a salary of $3.00 per day duties to begin on the 3rd instant: Signed Wm. Brown, Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted Carried

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday March 30th 1894.
Present: Alderman Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm. Brown and Bethune
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
J. Miller stamps $40.00
News. Advertise supplies $5.85
H. Henderson Clerical Work $60.00
A. St. G. Hamersley Law Costs $427.26

2. That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $10000 on the behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.

3. That the communication from Major Townley re grant of $500.00 be laid over to be considered with estimates. Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman

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Alderman Wm. Brown seconded by Alderman McDowell.

Fire and Light Committee
The Fire and Light Committee met on Saturday March 31st 1894.
Present: Alderman Franklin, Queen, Shaw and Bethune.
The estimates for the year were finally compiled and referred to the Finance Committee.
Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman

The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Queen seconded by Alderman Franklin

Police Committee
The Police Committee met on Wednesday March 28th 1894.
Present: Alderman C.L. Brown, Shaw, Queen, McPhaiden and Wm. Brown
It was recommended:

1. That R. Hughes be allowed to take out a temporary license for 3 months on paying a proportional amount of the annual license, in the event of the Licensee leaving or being absent from the City a temporary license be issued to his partner for at least three months, on paying the proportional amount of the annual license, this only to apply to bona fide <illegible.

2. That the tender of Wm. Murphy be accepted for the Police uniforms as follows:
Officers suits $26.00 Sergeants $28.50
Chief’s $31.00 Helmets at catalogue prices

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3. That Officer Thomas H. Butler’s salary be increased $10 a month dating from March 7th 1894. Signed C.L. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on March 29th 1894.
Present: Alderman McCraney, Queen, Franklin and Brown

It was recommended:
1. That the communication from Mr. Harris regarding the grade of the sidewalk on Cordova St be referred to the City Engineer to make estimates for lowering floors.

2. That the communication from F.W. Hewton etal asking for repairs on Lorne Street between Quebec and Manitoba Streets be referred to the Street Inspector to attend to.

3. That the following accounts be paid:
Pay Roll $149.70
Boyd & Clandenning 15.00
Gibbons & Borland 39.69
G.E. Meck 2.00
John Poster 20.00
James Dixon 10.00
Thomas 385.00
D.J. McLellan 25.45
Evans, Coleman & Evans 5.50

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Bailey & Co. 5.00

4. That the case of the CPR vs the City re Gore Ave extension be appealed to the Privy Council.
Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

That the following account be paid:
Mrs McLeod Sewing $5.00 Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Franklin

That the resolution passed on March 14th by the Fire and Light Committee “that the present contractors for street lighting be notified that the City intends to expropriate their “poles and wires” be amended by adding the following words “and the whole of the plant and material used by the Company in connection with the lighting of the streets by lights of the Thomson Houston Arc System under the terms of the Agreement made between the Vancouver Illuminating Company and the City of the 7th October 1889 at such time as may be mutually agreed upon and in default of agreement being arrived at that the

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will be settled by arbitration under the terms of the agreement. Carried

Notices of Motion

Alderman Shaw gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will move that the necessary proceedings be taken to collect overdue taxes.

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to add that portion of Ward 5 lying west of Centre Street to Ward 1.

The Council then adjourned.
Signed R.A. Anderson, Mayor

Thomas P. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver asks BC to incorporate High Schools, build University here – March 8, 1894

Vancouver asks BC to incorporate High Schools, build University here – March 8, 1894

The meeting formed an official resolution to incorporate High Schools in British Columbia and to situate the Provincial University in Vancouver.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Sharon Mowat

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-: Mil P111
[1905, Military parade at the Cambie Street Grounds, houses in the
600 block west side of Cambie Street and Vancouver High School]

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 737 – 738

[Volume 5 page 737]

Vancouver March 8th 1894

The Council met on Thursday March 8th 1894 at 4:30 p.m.

Present His Worship, the Mayor and full board of Aldermen; also Mr. Alexander Robinson, Principal of the High School and the )Rev. Messrs McClaren and Duff.

The meeting was called specially to consider the request the Government to amend the School Act to permit of High Schools to be incorporated and to get the Provincial University situated in this City.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen

Whereas there is a movement on foot to secure the incorporation of the High School of this Province with a view to their being affiliated with some of the Universities of the Dominion

And whereas it is desirable that they should be affiliated with a Provincial University,

And whereas an Act has been passed which has not yet been presented in force creating such a Provincial University

And whereas Vancouver is most conveniently situated for being, and on many grounds has the strongest claims to be made the seat of the Provincial University

The City Council unanimously request the Government to amend the University Act:

(1) By Locating the University in the City and,

(2) By providing that it shall be at present an examining and degree conferring body and to provide the necessary funds for same.
Carried

Moved by Alderman C. L. Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Vancouver City Council request the Government to amend the School Act in such a way as to permit of the High Schools of the Province being incorporated and when any High School shall have attained such a standard of equipment as shall enable it to secure affiliation with one of the Universitites of the Dominion entitling such School to an annual grant of $2,500.00 to be expended in providing such

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such (sic) addition as to its teaching staff as shall ensure its being able to overtake the work of at least the first two years in the Faculty of Arts; that a deputation consisting of the May and Alderman Salsbury be appointed to wait upon the Government and press this matter upon their attention and that the City’s representatives in the Legislature be furnished with copies of this resolution and asked to use their influence to secure the passage of the legislation asked for.

Carried.

The Council then adjourned

R. A. Anderson.
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Champion & White ousted from city crematory – February 26, 1894

Champion & White ousted from city crematory – February 26, 1894

Champion and White were given one month’s notice that their services (operating the city garbage burning crematory) were no longer required. Aldermen Brown, Bethune, Queen, Shaw and McFaiden appointed as a committee to manage the water works. The Police Magistrate granted two weeks leave. The City Band was given the same grant as last year.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM1376-: CVA 237-1
[Champion and White yard on Dupont Street , city garbage collectors and miscellaneous cartage]

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 719 – 726

[Volume 5 page 719]

Vancouver Feb 26th 1894

The Council met on Monday February 26th 1894

Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L Brown and Bethune

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Robert Steel, Geo Richardson, W. Thwaite, Wm Guill, A.J. Chisholm applying for the position of Crematory Caretaker Laid over

From H.J. Cady asking for a sidewalk on Carolina St between 5th & 6th Avs
Referred to the Board of Works

From M.C. McLean asking for a reply to his letter of the 10th inst. Filed

From R Mackay Fripp asking for means to connect the lavatories of the Inns of Court:
Referred to the Board of Works

From A. Prefontaine and John Ober asking for a water supply
Referred to the Water Committee

From the Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of communication re the dredging of False Creek. Filed

From James Gaudin Marine Department Victoria asking the Council to make such arrangement for the keep of sick seamen in the City Hospital.
Referred to the Health Committee

From Miss Macfie stating that she had engaged Mrs. Dobby as assistant in the kitchen of the

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City Hospital.
Referred to the Health Committee

From WmT. Green and J.H. Davidson asking the Council to establish a tariff for Chimney Sweeping.
Referred to the F.W.& L. Committee

From E. P. Fewster etal asking the Council to enforce the Sunday Closing By-Law.
Referred to the Police Committee

From the City Engineer reporting on the cost of connecting the old main in the Narrows.
Referred to the Water Committee

From J.W. Smith etal asking for the improvement of Victoria Street
Referred to the Board of Works

From the Police Magistrate asking for two weeks leave of absence dating from March 14th.
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That his request be granted. Carried

From Wm Brand, Secretary of the City Band, asking for the same grant as last year.
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the request be granted

Moved in amendment by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That the matter be referred to the Finance Committee.
Amendment Carried

From Harris & McNeil asking for compensation for injuries received by Harry Michael.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From J. Lester etal asking for the opening up

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of 8th Av west of Granville Street
Referred to the Board of Works

The following Reports were received and read:-

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday February 22nd 1894.

Present – Aldermen C.L. Brown (in the Chair) Queen and Franklin

It was recommended:-
1. That E. Kingcombe’s salary be raised to $2.50 a day and also that J. Romang’s salary be raised to $2.25 both changes to take effect on the 1st of March next.
2. That the space between 7th Av bridge and Doering’s building be bridged in as requested provided the cost does not exceed $95.00
3. That J. Dixon be permitted to put in the sewer accross Granville Street by day work on the same conditions that J. Potter is putting in the sewer on Burrard St. His pay as foreman to be $2.50 per day and $10.00 extra for the use of the his own tools, the City to do the sharpening and that he be authorized to hire a pipe layer at $2.00 per day and the rest of the gang to be made up of relief men.
4. That the communication from A. Williams asking for the grading of the lane in Block 33.185 be referred to the City Street Inspector for attention.
5. That the plans and specifications submitted by Carter Bros for the Gambruins Hotel be approved subject to a proper application being made to excavate for the areas and particulars furnished as to the kind of sidewalks it is proposed to put down.

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6. That the application from R.G. Tatlow, President of the Trustees of the Van Elec Ry & L. Co requesting permission to continue their double track on Granville Street from Hastings to Robson be refused
7. That the Street Inspector be instructed to keep the pavements clean.
8. That the following accounts be paid:-
W.S. Cook Delivering crushed rock. $505.27
Market Hardware Store Supplies 18.50
H. Lomas etal Labor 159.75

Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the clause in relation to the closing in of space on 7th Av near Brewery be expunged. Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the clause in relation to J. Romang be struck out. Carried

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the balance of the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday Feb 23rd 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
News Advertiser supplies $4.33
H.M/ Henderson Clerical Work 60.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans supplies 21.00
City Pringing Works “ 4.00

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Alex Duff Repairs $1.50

2. That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver for the sum of $10,000 bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 5 1/2 per cent per annum, said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 193, passed on the 22nd day of January 1894.
3. That the different committees be requested to frame their estimates as soon as possible and send them in to this Committee.
4. That the Board of Works be requested to temporarily suspend the delivery of crushed rock pending the compiling of the Estimates.
5. That the Communication from W.G. Tretheway asking for a bonus for a flour mill will be filed as the Committee does not consider the capacity of the proposed will sufficient to recommend exemption from taxation or other assistance
6. That the communication from Messrs Wulffsohn & Berwicke asking for a share of the City’s Insurance be filed for reference.
Sgd
W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ Queen
That the rules be suspended to all of the introduction of a By-Law to provide for the recovery of the costs and expenses of clearing lands. Carried

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The By-Law was introduced, and read a first time
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown.
That the rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-law to appoint the time etc for holding an election to fill the vacancy on the Licensing Board, caused by the death of W McRae. Carried
The By-Law was read a first time.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen.
That Messrs Champion & White Caretakers of the City Crematory be notified that their services will not be required one month from date of notice. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the following Pay Roll be passed:-
Wm Tierney etal Labor $297.75 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the following labor account be paid:-
Hooper etal $447.60 Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the following Aldermen be a committee to manage the water works Viz Aldermen Wm Brown, Bethune, Queen, Shaw and McPhaiden. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Provincial Government be again urged to pass the necessary
legislation to enable them to vest the school lands in the City and that a copy of this
resolution be sent to each of the local members with the request that they give the
matter their attention Carried

Consideration of ByLaws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Rules be again suspended to allow of the second reading of the
By-Law to provide for the recovery of the Costs and expenses of clearing lands.
Carried

The By-Law was read a second time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole, for its consideration Alderman Wm
Brown in the Chair.

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

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by ALd Queen, the
Rules being again suspended.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the rules be suspended and the polling bylaw read a 2nd time.
Carried

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Wm
Brown in the Chair.

It was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman
McCraney seconded by Ald Wm Brown.

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The 3rd reading of the Street paving ByLaw was laid over another week the City Solicitor
in the meantime to prepare a bond, re the delivery of the –

Notices of Motion

Alderman Wm Brown gave notice that be would move the following resolution
That at all elections the Deputy Returning Officers shall on the morning of
Polling proceed to the City Hall for their instructions and ballot boxes from the
Returning Officer. After closing of the poll and counting of the ballots the Deputy
Returning Officers shall return the ballot boxes to the Returning Occifer at the City Hall.

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that he would at the next regular meeting of the Council
introduce a By-Law providing for further temporary loans to meet the expenditure
pending collection of taxes.

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce
a motion requiring the Contractor for street paving to work 9 hours per day and pay the
regulation wages and employ citizens only;

Also that the Engineer prepare and submit to Council profiles showing the
grade of Powell Street from Vernon Street to Campbell Avenue; Carrall Street from
Dupont to Cordova, also showing profile of Railway track where it crosses Carrall Street
and to prepare profiles shewing grade of extension of Sewer outlets into the Narrows
where made in 12” Iron Pipe.

The Council then Adjourned

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

C.L. Brown wins seat in Ward 5 – October 5, 1891

C.L. Brown elected as Alderman for Ward 5, and appointed to the Board of Works, Police, and License Committees. City will purchase 20,000 cubic yards of crushed rock from Dr. Kendall. R.S. Coldwell appointed Police Officer.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 514-518

[Vol. 4, pg. 514]
October 5th, 1891
The Council met on Monday, October 5th, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm. Brown, McDowell & C.L. Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From the City Auditor furnishing report, for June & July, 1891
Referred to Finance Committee.

From the Minister of Public Works stating that work would be resumed on the Post Office when the House rose.
Filed

From McQuillan & Co, Toronto, offering to tender on water pipes.
Referred to Water Works Committee

From the Pound Keeper furnishing Monthly Report
Filed

From the City Clerk reporting the election of C.L. Brown as Alderman for Ward No. 5
Filed

From Ellen C. Colwell asking that the lane in Block 87, 196, be opened up.
Referred to Board of Works

From Ellen C. Colwell asking for more lights on Harris, Barnard, & Prior Streets
Referred to F. W & L Committee

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From James Carnahan, offering 20 cts a cord for the wood on the Cemetery grounds.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Street lights.
Filed

From Geo. Gagen Secy to Vancouver Free thought Society asking for the Market Hall for three nights at $10.00 per night.

Moved by Alderman Templeton.
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse.
That the Free thought association be granted the use of the Market Hall as petitioned for, at a charge of six dollars per night if lectures are to be free.
Carried

From Wm Jones et al asking for an electric light on the corner of Quebec St. & 14th Av.
Referred to F W& L Committee

From Casselman et al asking for a side walk on 13th Av.
Referred to Board of Works

From J Lowe. Dept. of Agriculture in reference to Chinese Lepers
Referred to Heatlh Committee

The following Reports were received and read:

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday October 2nd, 1891
Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, and Hobson

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The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Deputy Ret. Officers, etc. $ 15.00
S. T. Tilley Stationery 14.25
J. Miller , Rent of P.O Box 2.00
C. Hillier, Pane of Glass 1.50
Sgd. Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Monday October 5th, 1891
Present Alderman Brighouse, Brown and Templeton
It was recommended:
1) That the Street Inspector be authorised to open a roadway from Thurlow Street to D. Anderson house on Burnaby Street by day work.

2) That Dr. Kendall be informed that it is the intention of the Board to Works to take the 20,000 cubic yards of crushed rock at the figure mentioned in his contract with the City.

3) That Front Street be surface graded sufficiently to give an exit under the direction of the City Engineer and Street Inspector.

4) That Ninth Av. be graded 150 feet further west.

5) That Smith Av. Between Westminster Av. and Quebec St. on the south side have a sidewalk laid thereon.

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6) That D. Gibbons be paid $25.00 for work done on Smithe Street in connection with his contract for the North approach to the Cambie. St. Bridge.

7) That the following tender be accepted: Hospital Wing W. H. Fraser $9,467

8) That the following accounts be paid:
S.T. Tilley Stationery 57.20
H P Veitch, Delivering Rock 599.97
H. Lomas et al. Labor 223.75
E. Cook. Rent of Wharf 25.00
Thomas Bros. Stationery 7.51
H.H. Spicer, Lumber 71.87
J. Romang et al Car fares 13.00
Sgd. S. Brighouse
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the appointment of a police officer be referred back to the Police Committee.

Moved in amendment by Ald. McDowell
Seconded by Ald. Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the purpose of making the appointment.
Amendment Carried

Alderman Hobson was appointed Chairman

After three ballots were taken the Committee rose and reported the appointment of Robert S. Coldwell.

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Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Templeton
That R. S. Coldwell be appointed Police Officer.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brown
That Alderman Brown of Ward No. 5 be added to the Works, Police, and License Committees in place of Alderman De Pencier
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That I. H. Hallett be paid at the rate of $125.00 per month for services rendered as Police Magistrate since last April.
Laid over for one week.

The Council then adjourned.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson

That the City accountants be asked to be present at the next meeting of the Council to explain by whose authority Mr. Hallett’s name was struck off the pay roll.
Carried

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver wants False Creek portion east of Main Street – March 28, 1887

Vancouver wants False Creek portion east of Main Street – March 28, 1887

City Clerk to write to Canadian government to ask that “all of False Creek east of Westminster Avenue (now Main Street) be granted to the City. Aldermen Alexander, D. Oppenheimer, L.A. Hamilton and Lefevre to negotiate a contract with Coquitlam Water Works. Muir and Pratt awarded contract for improvement of Hastings St. and Jas. Clandenning for Gore Ave. Aldermen Hamilton, Lefevre and D. Oppenheimer to negotiate purchase of five blocks suitable for a city park. (more…)

Vancouver holds itself not responsible for mob damage – March 7, 1887

Vancouver holds itself not responsible for mob damage – March 7, 1887

Mr. Boultbee brings the claim of Mr. Yung Chung for damage done by the mob; city solicitor T.T. Black’s opinion is that the City is not responsible. The auditor in future is to make an itemized statement in his monthly reports. No Committee reports to be printed until adopted by the Council. Aldermen Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer, Hamilton and Alexander to select 10 men as special constables (more…)