Fire Department to buy new Team – May 7, 1894

Fire Department to buy new Team – May 7, 1894

The Board of Works accepted A.E.E. Clark’s offer to supply the City with crushed rock at $1.22 per cubic yard for a term of five years. Alderman Queen and the Fire Department Chief were appointed to sell the current team of horses and replace them within the agreed budget. The Rates By-Law and Market By-Law were finalized; the Wards By-Law was not.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item COV-S280-: CVA 42-03
[Horse drawn fire engine with first aerial 75 foot ladder, 1899]

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6, Volume 6, pages 62-70

[Volume 6 Page 62]

Vancouver May 7th 1894

The Council met on Monday May 7th 1894 at 8pm.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Tom Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From A. Haslam, M.P., acknowledging receipt of a communication from the City Clerk re free postal delivery. Filed.

From Mssrs. Innes & Richards declining to accept less than $7500 for the lots in front of the hospital. Laid over for one week.

From John Potter furnishing affidavit on the work on reservoir. Referred to the Investigating Committee.

From D. McGillivray submitting an offering for laying a Street Railway on Hastings St. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From H.J. Ceperley offering to sell the Street Railway Co. assets for $380,000 and take the City’s Bonds for $102.50. The Mayor appointed Alderman McDowell, Salsbury and McCraney a Committee to examine into the proposition and report.

From the City Engineer reporting upon the water power {for electric lighting purposes} of the Capilano and other streams. Referred to the Fire & Light Committee.

[Volume 6 page 63]

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the petition for a street railway track …..

From B. Springer etal petitioning to have Robson Street opened up so that the Street Railway could be constructed to Stanley Park.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the petition for a Street Railway track along Robson Street from Granville Street west be referred to the Street Railway Co. according to the terms of Clause 25 of their agreement with the City.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the matter be laid over for one week. Amendment – carried.
The following Reports were received and read:

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Monday April 23rd 1894. Present: Alderman William Brown, Bethune, Shaw, McDowell and Queen.

Communications

From A.A. Whitman etal asking for water main on Caroline Street with a hydrant on the corner of 9th Avenue. Resolved that the City Engineer be authorized to procure pipe and have it laid at as early a date as possible.

Resolved that tenders be called for a supply of cast iron pipe of different sizes.
From Mason & Co. re John Sherman’s water rate. Filed

[Volume 6 page 64]

From J. Doherty re water rates.
Resolved that he be charged $6.50 for arrears of water rates.

The Committee met again on Tuesday May 14 1894.
Present: Alderman Wm Brown (in the Chair), Queen and McPhaiden

Communications

From J.A. Kemp etal asking for a water main on 11th Avenue between Ontario and Quebec Streets.
Referred to the City Engineer.

From the Foreman of the Water Works giving report for work done for week ending April 30th. Filed.

Resolved
That the City Engineer examine 7th Avenue west of the Alexandra Hospital and report on the above ability of laying water main.

That Messrs Purdy & Williams be notified that no more estimates for the reservoir will be passed until that part of the Park Road rendered impassible by teaming, be by then put in good repair.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Creamer & Langley             supplies                .99 cents
CPR Co.                                 Supplies            $7.20
BC Iron Works                     supplies        $593.33
Holmes & Grace                  supplies             $2.00
Van Elec Rail & Light Co.  “                         $13.14
John Currell                         repairs               $1.00
Telephone Co.                     Supplies             $1.45
Welsh Bros                          supplies            $20.81
HC Crosby                           repairs                $7.00
D. McGillivray                    reservoir      $4660.20

[Volume 6 page 65]

Canada General Elec. Co. Supplies          $26.03
Purdy & Williams               reservoir     $1170.09

Signed William Brown, Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday May 3rd 1894. Present: the full board.

Mr. G.A. Jordan interviewed the Board in regard to getting access to his new house on Jervis Street. Mr. Jordan was informed that the chain gang would be sent out to grade the lane back of his house and that the grading of the street would be attended to as soon as possible.

Mr. J.D. Byrne interviewed the Board in regard to the Sewer connections for the proposed Sisters of Charity Hospital to be built at the corner of Pendrell and Burrard Streets.

Resolved.
That a temporary sewer across Burrard Street to connect with the sewer in Block 90 be put in by the City by day work.

The application of the Street Inspector for the City to pay for the feed of his horse was laid over for later consideration.

From C. Sweeney, Manager of the Bank of Montreal asking for refund of 1/3 on cement walk laid at their premises. Granted.

[Volume 6 page 66]

Resolved.
The in future all applications for the usual rebate on cement walks laid shall be accompanied by a written guarantee of same for one year or else such application will not be considered.

Resolved
That tenders be called up to 3pm on Thursday the 17th instant for Street Sweeping.

The following tenders were received and opened for crushed rock: –
From Keefer & Godden, Boyd & Clandenning, W.H. Kendall, Kelly & Co and A.E.E.Clark.

Resolved
That the Board recommends the acceptance of the tender of A.E.E. Clark for crushed rock, delivered at Burrard Inlet under the 5-year contract at the rate of $1.22 per cubic yard.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Bank of Montreal              refund                   $207.90
James Dixon                      basement drain   $778.50
D. McGillivray                   bitumous rock $10087.65
McDonald & Ransom                                          $2.50
F. Filion                              supplies                     $3.00
H.P. Clough                       express                           .75
McLennan & McFeely     supplies                        .85
City Iron Works                supplies                $70.00
H. Lomas etal                    labor                    $143.40

Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Report be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell

[Volume 6, page 67]

That the clause in the Report in relation to crushed rock be laid over for one week.
Amendment lost; motion carried.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 4th 1894.
Present: Aldermen Salsbury, William Brown and McPhaiden.

The question of reconveying (sic) certain portions of certain lots in Block 48 D.L. 181 was again considered and it was resolved that the attention of the Improvement Co be drawn to the decision of last year’s Council which the Committee could not see their way clear to change.

From the City Auditor stating that he had audited the books for January, February and March. Filed.

From Mssrs Innes & Richards stating that they would not accept less than $7500 for lots 37 to 41 B38541. Referred to the Council.

From William Farrell asking for the delivery of the Local Improvement Bonds. Bonds under preparation.

Resolved

That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign two notes for $10,000 and $20,000 respectively on behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at 5 per cent per annum, said note being drawn under authority of By Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
BC Pottery Co. Law        costs       $275.94
The World P&P Co        ads            $32.49
Thomson Bros                supplies      $1.40
F. Filion                           supplies     $3.60

[Volume 6 Page 68]

News. Advertiser         supplies      $11.20
Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the By-Law to levy a rate for the year 1894 be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.
Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the By-Law to provide for the collection of taxes in arrears be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was according(ly) read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Henry Avison the Park Ranger be appointed Pound Keeper at a salary of $1.00 a year. Carried.

Moved by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the following account be paid:
Hooper etal $276.85 Carried.

[Volume 6 page 69]

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That Alderman Franklin Queen be a committee of one to act with the Chief of the Fire Department in selling two of the horses of the Department and replacing same at a cost not to exceed the sum provided in the estimates for that purpose. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the Rules be suspended and the rate By-Law read a second time. Carried.
The By-Law was read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration Alderman Salsbury in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Franklin and ordered to be signed, sealed and gazetted.

Ward By-Law

The Council went into Committee of the whole for the consideration of the By-Law to amend the Ward By-Law, Alderman McCraney in the Chair.
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by William Brown

[Volume 6 page 70]

That the Committee rise without reporting. Carried.

Market By-Law

The Council went into Committee of the whole on the amendments to the Market By-Law, Alderman C.L. Brown in the Chair.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Committee rise without reporting. Lost.

The By-Law was then read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman C.L. Brown, seconded by Alderman Franklin.

Notices of Motions

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the Trades License By-Law.

Alderman Shaw gave notice that at next meeting of Council, he would introduce a By-Law to provide funds for the purchase of the Street Railway.

The Council then adjourned to meet again on Thursday at 8 pm.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Vancouver Police ordered to enforce snow removal by-law – February 13, 1893

200 copies of the Health, Liquor and Trades License By-laws to be printed in pamphlet form. The Chief of Police was instructed to enforce the clearing of snow from the sidewalks. The Edison General Electric Co Ltd City was notified to close up the excavation where the side walks should be at the southeast corner of Pender and Seymour Streets and to remove the stones, boulders and other obstructions left there by the contractors. (more…)

Street railway proposition lost; Council wraps up business – December 28, 1891

Final meeting of the Council of 1891 Fire Chief allowed to order caps for the whole department from New York, as “they are not manufactured in this city”. A Trades License By-Law was put through at the last moment. However, a motion to conclude the By-Law for the purchase of the Vancouver Street Railway & Electric Light Co by the City was lost.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 619-625

[Vol. 4 page 619]

The Council met on Monday December 28th 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, McDowell, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:-
From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts. Filed.

From the Pound Keeper submitting monthly Report. Filed.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed.

From John Brown et al asking for a sidewalk on Sophia Street & 14th Av. Referred to Board of Works.

From Hanson Bros. notifying the Council that the Debentures has been forwarded. Filed.

From Wm Smith, Department of Marine Ottawa, acknowledging receipt of resolution re bathing houses. Filed.

From John Callister, asking for the refund of $10.00 put up by him on Sidewalk. Referred to Board of Works.

From the City Solicitor stating that proper notice had not been given for the introduction of the St. Ry By-Law. Filed.

[Volume 4 page 620]

The following communications were received and read:-

Finance Report

The Finance Committee met on Monday December 28th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson and Scoullar.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
A.O. Leask Duty on Jaws $33.50
Van Free Reading Room Balance of Grant 375.00
Robertson & Hackett Map Rolls 1.80
McLennan & McFeely Box 2.00
Geo Bishop Debentures 451.10
C.P. Telegraph Co. 4.88
do do 18.48
Dominion Express Co. 15.85
S.T. Tilley & Son Stationery 8.75

2. That the communications from Godfrey & Co and Abray & Haywood re the damages to goods be referred to City Solicitor.

3. That the communication from the Secy of the School Board be laid over.
sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Carroll
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday December 24th 1891.
Present Aldermen Wm Brown, Brighouse and Templeton.
It was recommended:-

[Volume 4 page 621]

1. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a crossing put down at the intersection of Haro and Jervis Streets.
2. That the City Engineer be instructed to notify the Street Railway Co. to remove the obstructions on Hastings Street near Carrall at once otherwise the same will be removed at their expense.
3. That no more work be let this year and that the application for opening the lane in Block 101.541 be laid over for the new Council to act upon.
4. That the application from Oppenheimer Bros re a siding be referred to the City Engineer and City Solicitor conjointly to draw up an agreement acceptable to both parties.
5. That the following accounts be paid:-
E Myers Lanes $30.80
do “ 6.37
D. McDonald Sidewalks 211.69
W. G. Fraser Pender St. 44.20
Boyd + Clandenning Nicola St. 384.72
S. Beaumont Burnaby St. 15.62
W.D. Hobson Lanes 121.18
J. Hartney 11th Av. 24.44
W.D. Hobson Comox St. 108.47
B.C. Mills T & P Co. Lumber 23.26
Van Elec Ry + L Co. Fares 5.00
J. Mitchell Black Smithing 6.15

sgd. S. Brighouse
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

F. W. + L. Report
The F.W. + L. Committee met on Wednesday December 23rd 1891.
It was recommended:-
1. That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be authorized to order caps for the Firemen

[Volume 4 page 622]

from New York as they are not manufactured in the City.
2. That the following accounts be paid:-
John Wolfe Scavengering $2.00
Palmer Bros. Coal 91.00
Crowder & Pender Feed 59.29
Jas McPhee Supplies 5.
Wm Ralph Repairs 5.50

sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ Carroll
That the report be adopted.
Carried.
Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday December 22nd 1891.
Present Aldermen C.L. Brown (in the Chair), Hobson, and Carroll.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Val Straube Dog Tags $50.00
H.G. Muller Rent for Mrs. West 9.00
Champion + White Scavengering 2.75
J. P. Blake Supplies 14.10
M.G. McLeod Fares 2.00
John H. Grady “ 2.50
R. Clark Supplies 1.00

2. That permission terminable at the pleasure of the Committee be granted to Messrs. Smith and Kidd to cut wood on the streets where the lanes are not opened and cannot be used.
3. That the application of D.A. Campbell re License be not entertained.
4. That the application of Henry Exbuse et al re the setting apart of Abbott Street
[Volume 4 page 623]

as a dray and express stand be not entertained.
5. That the communication from Fred. Allen et al be referred to the City Solicitor.
6. That John Clough be granted a lump sum of $50.00 in lieu of an increase of salary.
7. That the License Inspector be authorized to insert an ad notifying owners of dogs to pay their license.
The Chief of Police applied for an increase of salary on behalf of himself and the Sergeant which was referred to Council for action.
sgd John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That clause 2 be struck out.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Templeton
seconded by “ Carroll
That the Report be adopted as read.
Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the City Clerk is hereby instructed to give the required notice in the Provincial Gazette, and News-Advertiser that application will be made at the next meeting of the Provincial Legislature for amendments to the City Charter.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the fee charged by the Vancouver Water Works Co for services

[Volume 4 page 624]

be done away with when the City takes over the works and that Mr. Tetley let the contract for printing and binding the rate book to the lowest tender.
Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Trades License By-Law.
Carried.

Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ C.L. Wm Brown
That the rules be suspended and leave granted to introduce a By-Law for the purchase of the Street Railway.
Lost;
Ayes. Scoullar, Templeton, McDowell, and C.L. Brown
Nays. Carroll, Brighouse, Wm. Brown and Hobson

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the following accounts be paid:-
Leatherdale + Smith Hack $6.00
Connor + Glennon Plumbing 7.50
H. H. Layfield Supplies 1.20
Palmer Bros Coal etc. 104.
Gurney Cab Co. Fares 4.75

[Volume 4 page 625]

Union S. S. Co. Wharf rent $180.00
F. W. Hart Burials 30.00
Champion + White Scavengering 53.20
M. A. Flett Nursing 11.43
A. Annis “ 16.00
W.J. McGuigan Mental Ex 5.00
Hayes + McIntosh Meat 61.16

Carried
Notices of Motion

Alderman Wm Brown gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move that an electrical expert be appointed in conjunction with the City Engineer to examine and place a value on all the plant, buildings real estate etc now being matters of negotiation between the City, and the Vancouver Street Railway and report their funding to the City Council.

Alderman McDowell gave notice that next regular meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law for the purchase of the Street Railway and Electric Light, guaranteeing of bonds issued by Street Railway and electric Light Company, also to provide a sum sufficient to pay for recent extensions and expenses in connection therewith.

The Council then adjourned.

One Vancouver leper placed on Darcy Island – December 21, 1891

Duncan MacRae to be paid $87.50 for building on Darcy Island. One Vancouver leper established there. Accounts were submitted before year end, particularly from the Board of Works. By-Law was established to fix time and place for election of Mayor, Aldermen, Park and License Commissioners.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 613-618

[Vol. 4 page 613]

The Council met on Monday December 21st 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Templeton, Wm Brown, McDowell and C.L. Brown.

The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

Communications
The following were received and read:
From Fred Allen et al, Feed Merchants, calling attention to the fact that outsiders were infringing on their privileges. Referred to Police Committee.

From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Co granting permission to the City Engineer to examine their works. Filed.

From Henry Extense et al, asking to be allowed to occupy Abbott St between Hastings and Cordova as a cab stand. Referred to the Police Committee.

From the City Solicitor stating that there could be no objection to granting the application of Oppenheimer Bros for a siding if traffic was not impeded. Referred to Board of Works.

From Godfrey & Co and Abray & Haywood claiming damages from the flooding of their cellars. Referred to Board of Works.

From the City Auditor submitting reports for September, October & November. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Wm Cargill Secy of U.S.S. Co. agreeing to accept the offer made by City for rent of wharf. Filed.

[Vol. 4 page 614]

From R.C. Lawrence asking for the position of weighing master. Referred to Market Committee.

From D.A. Campbell asking that his license be fixed at $50.00 for the remainder of the year. Referred to Police Committee.

From Ernest Buse et al asking that the road to Hastings be repaired. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Provincial Treasurer stating that the amount promised by the Provincial Government as Poll Tax refund would be paid after the meeting of the Legislature. Filed.

From the Market Clerk giving weekly report. Filed.

From the Secy of the School Board asking for the balance of their appropriation. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Robert Moore asking for the extension of the sidewalk on 10th Av. Referred to Board of Works.

From J.A. Coldwell drawing attention to the bad condition of Hastings Street near Carroll. Referred to Board of Works.

From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed.

From J.W. Horne et al offering to lease the plant of the St Ry Co in case of purchase, for 4 1/2 per cent per annum for 10 yrs and keep it in efficient working order. Referred to Special Committee.

[Vol. 4 page 615]

The following reports were received and read:

Water Works.
The Water Works Committee met on Friday December 18th 1891 and resolved to extend the time for receiving tenders on the water pipes to February 1st 1892.
sgd. A.W. Scoullar
Chairman

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

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 18th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Scoullar and Hobson.
Tenders were received from Several parties for making 20 ballot boxes.
The Matter was left in the hands of the chairman for decision, who decided to give the contract to D.J. McPhalen.

The following account was recommended for payment:
The Telephone Co. Voters’ List $161.70

sgd. Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDonnell
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Health

The Health Committee met on Friday December 18th 1891.
Present Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, and Templeton.
It was recommended:-

[Volume 4 page 616]

1. That the City Clerk be instructed to notify the Victoria Council that the City has placed one leper on Darcy Island and that they be requested to send supplies sufficient for said leper when they are sending their own, and render an account to the City as per agreement.

2. That Duncan McRae be paid his account for work in connection with the leper colony, the amount being $87.50.

3. That the B.C. Carriage Works tender for making barrels for night soil purposes be accepted at $3.25 each work to be completed within 30 days.
sgd J.T. Carroll
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday December 17th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:-
1. That J.P. Blake be authorized to ex tend cavate under the sidewalk and build a wall at No. 427 Hastings Street East subject to the directions and approval of the City Engineer.
2. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the street in front of A.W.E. Thomson’s Store on Westminster Av fixed with broken stone.
3. That the communication from Oppenheimer Bros. re pulling down a siding on Powell Street etc. be referred to the City Solicitor.

[Volume 4 page 617]

to give his opinion as to what privileges it would be advisable to grant.
4. That A.D. McDonald’s account for fencing lots be paid if found correct.
5. That the City Engineer be authorized to have a temporary crossing and culvert constructed on the south side of Howe Street, Block 52, to give access to the premises known as the Vancouver Opera House and that a crossing be put down on Thurlow Street east side of Robson.
6. That the following accounts be paid:-
D. McGillivray Repairs $45.12
Oldfield + Cook Extras at Crematory 163.50
Van Elec Ry + Light Co. Fares 15.00
E.C. Britton Bute St. 122.93
W.H. Fraser Hospital 780.98
W.L. Blair 7th Av. 76.00
E.C. Britton Seymour St. 149.34
W.H. Kendall Rock 904.41
Thos Veitch delivering Rock 359.43
J. Ironsides Barclay St. 214.80
W.G. Fraser Pender St. 241.10
McLennan + McFeely Supplies 23.75
E. Myers Lanes 42.91
H.H. Spicer Lumber 5.73
H. Lomas etal Labor 464.20

sgd. S. Brighouse
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws
Alderman McDowell introduced a By-Law introduced a By-Law to provide funds for the purchase of Stock in the Vancouver St Ry Co and to quarantine their bonds, which was read a first time

[Volume 4 page 618]

Alderman Wm Brown moved seconded by Alderman Templeton that the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to fix the time, appoint Returning Officers etc. for holding an election for Mayor, Aldermen, Park & License Commissioners. Leave granted and the By-Law read a first and second time.
The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law with Alderman McDowell in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported as complete with amendments. The By-Law was then read a third time and finally passed.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the account of the Laundry for hospital washing be paid if found correct.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

City may acquire Electric Light and Street Railway – December 16, 1891

City may acquire Electric Light and Street Railway – December 16, 1891

Special Meeting to review purchase of the Vancouver Electric Light and Street Railway Co. and to revise the Liquor License By-Law.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 611-612

[Vol. 4, pg. 611]
Vancouver December 16th, 1891
The Council met on Wednesday December 16th 1891.
Present. His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Hobson, Wm Brown, McDowell, Doering and C.L. Brown.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Doering
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the proposition of the Electric Light Co.
Carried

Alderman Scoullar was appointed Chairman.
A communication was read from J. W. Horne Esq. President of the Co.

After due consideration it was moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the City accept the offer of the Company in accordance with the Company’s offer of the 15th inst for the purchase of their stock, and the securing of their debentures on the following basis:-
For paid up Stock $162,000
“ Bonds 300,000
“ Other expenses etc. not to exceed 15,000
and a sum not to exceed $5,000 for the extension of the arc lights etc; and that a By-Law be introduced at the next meeting of Council covering the above agreement.

Carried

The Council then rose when it was
moved by Alderman McDowell
seconded by Alderman Templeton.
That the motion passed in Committee of the Whole be sanctioned by Council.
Carried
The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the liquor license

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By-Law with Alderman McDowell in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported as complete with amendments.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Several new by-laws formed – December 11, 1891

Several by-laws were completed: Vagrancy, Bread, Guns etc., Pound, Market, Liquor, Fire Limit & Trades License. Use of the Market Hall was granted for the 26th of December to hold a concert in aid of the Alexandra Hospital.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 600 only

[Vol. 4, pg. 600]

Vancouver December 11th, 1891
An adjourned meeting of the Council was held on Friday December 11th 1891.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm Brown and Doering.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That Alderman Brown we appointed Chairman.
Carried.

A Communication was received from J. A. Fulton Secy of the Trades and Labor Council asking for the Market Hall for the 26th inst to hold a concert in aid of the Alexandra Hospital

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the hall be granted for this occasion.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Rules be suspended and the following By-Laws read a first time, viz Vagrancy, Bread, Guns etc. Pound, Market, Liquor, Fire Limit, Trades License

Alderman Hobson was appointed Chairman.

These By-Laws were reported Completed with amendments.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Changes to liquor license by-law – April 26, 1890

Changes to liquor license by-law – April 26, 1890

A Special Meeting was held to consider the liquor license by-law

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland
and Joy Marie Vasquez
and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 364 only

[volume 3 page 364]

Vancouver April 26th 1890

A Special Meeting of the Council was held at 3 PM on Saturday the 26th day of April for the reading of the Liquor License By Law the second time and for its consideration in Committee of the Whole.

Present His Worship the Mayor and the full Board of Aldermen.

Moved by Ald. Horne seconded by Ald. Costello. That the Liquor License By Law be now read a second time by the title only. Carried.

Moved by Ald. Browning seconded by Ald. Horne. That this Council do now go into Committee of the Whole on the Liquor License By Law. Carried.

His Worship nominated Ald. Garden as the Chairman of the Committee who thereupon took the Chair and asked that the By Law be read and considered clause by clause.

The By Law was then considered by clause by clause and the necessary arrangements made.

The Committee rose, his Worship resumed the Chair and the By Law was reported complete.

Moved by Ald. Carrall seconded by Ald. Sentell that the By Law be read a third time on Monday May 5th and that it received one day publication in a daily newspaper prior to that date. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

By-law will regulate firing of guns, bonfires within City of Vancouver – January 16, 1888

Bylaw introduced to regulate firing of guns, setting off firecrackers and bonfires. Public library requests donation for the purchase of books. City Solicitor gives opinion that Keefer not guilty of breach of contract by buying gravel from Chinese merchant. Payment of $600 to Keefer for gravel. Amended lease for CPR for Cricket Grounds submitted. Changes to Park Road and Bridge across Coal Harbour. Locks to be put on desks of Aldermen. Public library requests donation for the purchase of books. Advertisement for the position of City Scavenger. Efforts to increase candlepower of Electric Streetlights.

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland

and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 164-172

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Vancouver January 16th 1888 at 7:30 p.m.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that Mssrs Dunn and Ferguson were empowered to proceed with the contracts entered into by Heardins.
Filed

From Leamy and Kyle petitioning for the planking of Cambie Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.W. McFarland thanking Council for granting him permission to take a tracing from the Sewer map.
Filed.

From Lewis Eggert applying for the position of Fire Inspector.
Filed.

From City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that H. F Keefer was not guilty of a breach of the contract by buying gravel from Chinese.
Filed

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From Thomson Bros. submitting catalogues and price lists of the Schlerght and Field Co’s office Cabinets.
Referred to Finance Committee.

Reports

Finances No 2.
The Finance Committee met on Friday January 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:
A.R. Reid, Stationery $8.25
Robert Mathison 7.25
Thomson Bros 5.65
Canadian Pacific Telegraph Co. 1.45
Robert Couth & Co. Coal 14.00
Herald Printing & Publishing Co. 20.75
Jonathan Miller 1.85
Daily News-Advertiser 31.95
We recommend that the City Clerk’s salary be raised to $100.00 a month, and that the City Engineer be empowered to purchase the necessary furniture for his office.
J.H. West, on behalf of the workmen employed by Wm Heardins having entered suit against the Corporation to recover wages for work on Streets and Sewers. We would recommend that the City Solicitor be instructed to retain Messrs Corbould and McColl for

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the defense and give them all the necessary information and instructions on the matter.
We have carefully examined the lease submitted by the C.P.R. Solicitors for the Cricket Ground and have struck out the objectionable clauses and now beg to submit the amended form for the approval of Council.
Sgd Rich. H. Alexander
Chairman.
Adopted. Mannion – Clark

Works No. 2
The Board of Works met on Friday January 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:-
Jos Mc Donald, erecting shed $6.00
Vancouver Bazaar, Stationery 2.25
Leamy and Kyle, Plank 77.00
Office rent for Mr. Mohun 28.00
J.W. Cameron, fixing Sidewalks 22.50
Phillip Breen, Repairs 3.00
Woodaman and Edgar, Blacksmithing .75
Jas. B. McKim, Street Work 1.00
H.F. Keefer, Estimate on Gravel 608.90
James Heartney, Park Road 1532.52
The following recommendations are submitted for the approval of Council.
That steps be taken towards the expropriation of the Gore and the junction of Powell and Alexander Streets.
That the City Clerk communicate with Mr. Abbott determine upon

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what terms the recreation grounds can be purchased, and that the City Engineer prepare a plan of the Foreshore of False Creek.
We ask for further time for the consideration of the petitions for the improvement of Georgia and Nicola Streets and for the appointment of an assistant road inspector.
We have instructed the Chairman of the Board of Works to bring in an estimate of the cost of a proposed change to the Park Road and submit same to the next meeting of the Council.
The following tenders have been received for the tank on Water Street:-

H. Connacher
For a Tank 48 x 12 x 12, $493.00
J.H. Hayden
For a Tank 48 x 12 x 12, $490.00, and $35.00 for each additional foot in depth.

Johnston, Brown & Co.
For a tank 48 x 12 x 12, $387.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 13 423.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 14 458.80
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 15 499.60
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 16 550.40

McDonald & Cameron
For a tank 48 x 12 x 12, $500.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 13 565.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 14 640.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 15 720.00

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For a Tank 48 x 12 x 16 $825.00

W.E. McCoskrie
For a tank 48 x 12 x 12 $534.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 14 623.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 15 675.00
” ” ” 48 x 12 x 16 720.00
We recommend that the contract be awarded to Johnston Brown & Co. for whatever depth of tank may be considered necessary.
sgd. H. Bell-Irving
Chairman
Adopted Alexander-Clark

No. 15 Police No. 1
The Police Committee met on Thursday January 12th 1888, and appointed Alderman Mannion Chairman for the current year: –
The following accounts are recommended for payment:-
C.W. Heaywood, Railway fares $16.00
McLennan and McFeely, Stove etc. 27.75
John Scuitto, Bread, 12.86
Van Voldenburgh & Bro, Meat 12.45
sgd. Jos Mannion
Chairman
Adopted Clark- Humphries

No. 16 Fire, Water and Light No. 2
The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday January 12th 1888 and beg to report that the following accounts

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have been examined and found correct and are recommended for payment:-
Electric Illuminating Co. $180.00
Robert Couth & Co., Coal 7.00
Robert Rutherford 2.00
Charles Nelson 1.00
F.W. Heart .50 cts
We have instructed the Chairman of this Committee to interview the president of the Electric Illuminating Co with a view of ascertaining the cost of installing and maintaining the proposed increased candle power lights.
In order to prevent the hose from being cut in two be passing trains we would recommend that a man be placed on the track during the progress of a fire to give the train notice of obstruction on the rails.
sgd. J Humphries,
Chairman

No. 16 Health No. 2
The Board of Health met on Friday, January 13th, 1888 and recommend the payment of the following accounts:-
FW. Heart, Burial of Chapman $14.50
Charles Nelson, Medicine 5.00
Heays and McIntosh, Meat 19.00
Campbell & Martin, Bread 5.00
Vancouver Wine Co. 4.25
Walter Ashford, Milk 33.50
McLennan & McFeely 1.00
We recommend that an advertisement be inserted

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in the paper calling for the position of City Scavenger, furnished with all contrivances for removing night-soil and submitting the price of his services.
sgd. J. M. Lefevre
adopted Alexander – Bell-Irving

Deputation
A Deputation from the Public Library of the City appeared before the bar of Council asking for a donation assist them in buying books for their library.
The Council promised to consider the matter after which the deputation withdrew.

Alderman Humphries presented a report from the President of the Electric Illuminating Company shewing the cost of the increased candle power lights which was referred to the Fire, Water & Light Committee.

Motions
No. 18 Moved by Alderman Humphries
Seconded by Alderman Clark
That the City Clerk be instructed to have Locks placed on each of the Alderman’s desks.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Mannion
That Mr. John be instructed to prepare a plan shewing the blocks already sewered and

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those which will require to be sewered this year.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Lefevre, seconded by Alderman Dougall
No. 20 That the Board of Works be empowered to make the changes and on the Park Road and build the bridge across Coal Harbour as shown by the Chairman of the Board of Works.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Alexander, seconded by Alderman Humphries
No. 21 That the awarding of the contract for Station Six of the Park Road be deferred for two weeks until it can be found whether the shore side can be used for this work.
Carried.

By-Laws

No. 22 Alderman Humphries introduced a By-Law to permit or to regulate the firing off of guns , the firing or setting off of fire balls, squibs, crackers, or other fireworks and the making of bonfires within the City of Vancouver, which was read for the first time.

Notice of Motion

No. 23 Alderman Couth gave notice that he would at next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law regulating the Storage of Gunpowder etc. within the limits of the City.

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The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk