Special Meeting to finalize Health By-Law
Special Meeting to “represent” to the Lieutenant-Governor that it will not be necessary for the Province to take over police jurisdiction of Vancouver ..Twenty additional police to be hired at a salary of $2.25 per day.
Petition asking for protection from the mob was filed. Motion carried to “exempt from taxation for a period of twenty years, the yards, workshops, round houses of the Canadian Pacific Railway…on the North Side of False Creek”. Salary of City Engineer doubled from $50 per month to $100. Both roads to New Westminster are “almost impassable.”
Both water works companies required to submit their final proposals March 7, 1887. $40 granted to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster for care of patients following 1886 fire. Establishment of a Jubilee to celebrate both Queen Victoria’s 50th anniversary as monarch, and the completion of the CPR terminus.
A Special Meeting to authorize John Boultbee to go to Victoria to carry through the amendments to the City Charter.
Hudson’s Bay Co. applied for a wholesale liquor license in connection with groceries. Refused (vote went 8-2) on the grounds that the current by-law did not permit it. One James Pollay asked to use City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to hold an “anti-Chinese meeting” and his request was granted. T.T. Black appointed City Auditor. Dr. Beckinsale sent in an account for $5.00 for “examining a lunatic.”
Special meeting to consider amendments to the City Charter
From John M. Stewart; calling the attention of the Council to his inability to hold a Police Court for the trial of H.L. Edson “on account of the Police Magistrate refusing to act.” As Mr. Gallagher has declined to carry out his tender for the clearing of the Cemetery, the tender to go to the next lowest bidder. Dr. McGuigan’s account lists $5.00 to examine “Buchanan a Lunatic” and $10.00 for holding an inquest on A. Cordova.