Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892

Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892

Special Meeting to appoint municipal health officer, to appoint the new hospital as a quarantine facility, and to notify the C.P.R. that no goods could come ashore until they were “thoroughly disinfected”.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 page 80 only

[vol 5 pg 80]

Vancouver July 13th 1892

A special meeting of the Council was held on
Wednesday, July 13th 1892

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon,
Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Gavin

That Dr. Harold be temporarily appointed Municipal Health Officer at a total salary of $20.00 per day including his present duties in order to carry out the regulations issued by the Lieutenant Governor passed on the 11th of July 1892.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Collins

That the new hospital be used as a quarantine for suspects.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan

That the C.P.R. Co. be notified that no goods will be allowed to come ashore until they are thoroughly disinfected.
Carried

F. Cope
Mayor

F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Leprosy correspondence to be made public – November 9, 1891

All correspondence between the City, the Dominion Government and the C.P.R. regarding the leper cases to be published. City Market hall rented for a Temperance lecture for the sum of $10. City Hall to be re-insured for $5,000 over 3 years at a premium of $400.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 558-564

Vancouver, November 9, 1891
Vol. 4, pg. 558

The Council met on Monday, November 9, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Brighouse, Scoullar Hobson, Templeton, Wm. Brown and McDowell.
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:

From H. Abbott, notifying the Council to remove the lepers from the shack where they are now confined.
Referred to Board of Health

From B.T. Rogers, Manager of the Sugar Refinery, asking for a return of all monies paid for water since August 1, 1891.

From Dr. Brydone-Jack and J.A. Shearet, asking for the Market Hall for a Temperance lecture on the 13th inst. for a fee of $10.00.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the prayer of the petitioners be granted.
Carried

From E.V. Chambers asking for a sidewalk on 7th Avenue from Block 100 to Block 97.
Referred to Board of Works

From Geo. Palloy asking that the sidewalk be widened on Gore Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

Vol. 4, pg. 559

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.
Filed

From L. McLean et al asking for the opening of 8th Avenue one block west of Centre Street.
Referred to Board of Works

From J.A. Fulton, Secretary of the Trades and Labour Council, asking the Council the push the settlement of the leper question.
Referred to Health Committee

From Smith and Kidd asking for permission to cut wood on the streets and lanes.
Referred to Police Committee

From J. Duff Stuart asking for the Market Hall for a free lecture on Saturday evening.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Hall be granted for the sum of $10.00.
Carried

From the St. Andrews Society asking the Market Hall for the 30th inst.
Referred to Market Committee

The following reports were received and read:

FINANCE

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 6th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Carrall, and Scoullar

A communication was received from Dr. Bredemeyer offering his mineral collection to the City for a stated sum. The City Solicitor advised that the City had not the power under the Charter to expend money for such purpose.

Vol. 4, pg. 560

It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
Telephone Co. $ 22.80
C.P. Telegraph Co. 8.35
A. St. G. Hamersley, Law Costs 75.00

2) That the City Hall be reinsured in the Companies represented by Mr. H.S. Ceperley for 3 years for $5000.00 at a premium of 4 per cent.
Signed W. Brown, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

HEALTH
The Health Committee met on Wednesday, November 4th, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Templeton, McDowell and Scoullar.
It was recommended:

1) That the present scavengers be instructed by the Health Inspector to hand all the garbage etc. to the Crematory.

2) That the appointment of Messrs. Champion and White as Caretaker of the Crematory be confirmed in accordance with their tender for same; their duties to commence November 6th and that one of them perform day duty and the other night duty until further orders.

3) That the scavengers while at the Crematory be under the direct control of the man on duty in charge of same; they to deposit their loads where and in what manner he …

Vol. 4, pg. 561

… shall direct.

4) That this Committee report being fully satisfied with the test of the crematory made in accordance with the resolution of Council and that the crematory be accepted from the builder upon the Certificate of the Sanitary Engineer of this City being filed in accordance with the terms of an agreement entered into between the Corporation and the Crematory Co.

5) That a Committee existing of Aldermen McDowell and Templeton, the City Solicitor and the Health Inspector be appointed with the view of conferring with the present licensed scavengers to see what arrangements can be made with them as to purchasing their plant and taking over from them their scavengering business.

6) That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for delivering at the crematory one scow load of black coal at so much per ton, said coal to be delivered at the crematory within one week from the acceptance of tender.

7) That the Health Inspector instruct the crematory caretakers and Licensed Scavengers in accordance with the resolutions passed at this meeting.

8) That the following accounts be paid:
A. Lanvill et al Guarding Lepers $ 67.50
Mrs. Connolly, Washing 11.95

The Health Committee met on Monday, November 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carrall, McDowell, Scoullar and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1) That Alderman McDowell be authorized to purchase a suit of clothes for John…

Vol. 4, pg. 562

… Morney at the City Hospital, price not to exceed $20.00.

2) That the following accounts be paid:
Hudson’s Bay Co, Supplies $ 18.75
Alex McDonald, Labor 1.15
Palmer Bros., Supplies 1.05
F.W. Hart, Burial 15.00
J.R. Morrow, Supplies 143.86
R. C. Winch, Supplies 17.03
Mrs. Eaton, Nursing 47.50
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 5.50

3) That tenders be invited for the heating and ventilating of the new wing of the City Hospital; tenderers to submit plans and details with tender.
J.T. Carrall, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday, November 5th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Wm. Brown, Ch. Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:

1) That the lane in Block 30, 185 be graded by the chain gang as soon as possible.

2) That the City Engineer be empowered to have Seymour Street on the east side from Nelson to Smithe sidewalked without calling for tenders.

3) That the City Engineer be empowered….

Vol. 4, pg. 563

… to act upon the petition of Joseph Coupland et al for the gravelling and sidewalking of Seymour Street from Robson to Pacific.

4) That the following accounts be paid:
J.M.O. Toole, speaking tube $ 6.50
D.H. Morgan, 7th Avenue 98.97
Davis & Taylor, Sign 2.75
M. McIntyre, Lane Block 105 154.60
W.S. Cook, Keefer Street 99.60
W.G. Fraser, Campbell Avenue 40.40
J. Hartney, 11th Avenue 219.98
T. Veitch, delivering rock 218.09
H.H. Spicer, lumber 45.90
D.H. Morgan, 14th Avenue 351.17
G.. Mesher, sidewalk 81.50
H. Lomos et al, labor 519.75
The following petitions and communications were received and referred to the City Engineer:
1. From D.C. Coverley et al petitioning for an 8 ft. sidewalk on 7th Avenue to the School House.
2. From H. Abbott drawing attention to the condition of Drake Street.
3. From Joseph Huntley re quarters for crematory caretaker.
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried
Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That all the correspondence which has passed between the City Council of Vancouver, the Dominion Government …

Vol. 4, pg. 564

… and the CPR regarding the Leper Case be published, also an account of the action brought before a Judge of the Supreme Court asking for an order to compel the CPR to remove the lepers out of the City and the ruling of the Judge in the matter.
That it be inserted as an advertisement in the paper having the City advertising contract for at least two issues.
Carried

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carrall gave notice that he would at the next regular meeting of Council move that the water works system be extended to the following parts of the City: Mount Pleasant, Brighouse Estate and the eastern portions of the City not already supplied.

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

C.P.R. Terminal at foot of Granville Street to be built – September 14, 1891

C.P.R. Terminal at foot of Granville Street to be built – September 14, 1891

Letter received from H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., stating that he was authorized to proceed with the construction of the terminal station at the foot of Granville Street (now Waterfront Station). Moved by Alderman Godfrey, Seconded by Alderman Templeton That the Dominion Government be petitioned to change the name of the “First Narrows” to “Lions Gate” and that of “False Creek” to “Pleasant Inlet”

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 495-503

Vol. 4, pg. 495

Vancouver, September 14, 1891
The Council met on Monday, September 14, 1891.

Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown and McDowell.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., stating that he was authorized to proceed with the construction of the terminal station at the foot of Granville Street, simultaneously with the grading of Cordova Street to the level of the east corner of the planking of the roadway of Granville Street.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the matter of grading Cordova Street to meet the views of the C.P.R. Co. be referred to the City Engineer and Board of Works with power to take immediate action if necessary.
Carried
From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed
From the City Clerk of New Westminster thanking the Council for the use of road roller.
Filed
From the Mayor of Tacoma asking when the Council might be expected at the fair in Tacoma.
Filed
From C.G. Johnson offering anthracite coal in car lots at $8.50 per ton.
Referred to F.W.& L. Committee

Vol. 4, pg. 496

From the Chief of Police furnishing weekly report on street lights.
Filed
From the Spiral Weld Tube Co. asking to be furnished with information regarding water pipes.
Referred to the Water Committee
From John F. Ross asking for the sidewalking of 6th Avenue from Carolina Street to Westminster Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works
From the City Clerk reporting that the By-Laws for the purchase and extension of the Water Works had carried by a majority of 176 and 168 respectively.
Filed
From J.H. Gillespie offering to put down bituminous rock pavement for 15 ¾ cents per sq. ft. Referred to the Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

Health
To the Mayor and Council of City of Vancouver|
Gentlemen:
Your Committee met on Tuesday, September 8th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Carroll and McDowell. Absent: Aldermen Scoullar and Doering.
Report of Health Inspector was received and ordered filed.
Communication received from the Matron reporting the number of patients in hospital.
Your Committee would recommend:
1) That tenders be called for the construction of a receiving vault at the cemetery in accordance with the plans and specifications …

Vol. 4, pg. 497

… now on fyle [sic] in the Engineer’s Office.
2) That the following accounts be paid:
H. Eligh, Milk $ 51.37
J. Sciutto, Supplies 109.28
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 58.95
J.P. Blake, Supplies 11.30
Champion & White, Scavengering 58.45

Your Committee met again on Wednesday, September 9th, at 8 PM.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Carroll and McDowell.
A report from the Health Inspector was received, considered, and ordered fyled. [sic]
The floor plans of the proposed new hospital wing was [sic] submitted by the Engineer and adopted by the Board.

The Board met again on Monday, September 14 at 4:00 PM.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, McDowell, Scoullar and Templeton.
A report submitted by the Health Inspector was ordered filed.
Plan of elevation of new wing of hospital was submitted to the Board by the Engineer and adopted, tenders to be invited for the construction of same, said tenders to be in by noon of Thursday, September 24th at noon. Plans and specifications to be on view in the Engineer’s Office after Thursday, September 17.
Signed J. T. Carroll, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Vol. 4, pg. 498

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday, September 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Hobson, Carroll and McDowell.
Alderman Hobson in the Chair.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
Dr. Mills attendance on Berry $ 10.00
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 14.65
John Sciutto, Supplies 33.66
G.L. Allan, Supplies 1.25
G.A. Roedde, Fine Book 5.75
V.J. Straube, Repairs 4.00
J.P. Blake, Bread 9.55
Hamilton Eligh, Milk 3.40
H. McDowell & Co.,[unreadable] 1.00
2) That J. Izen’s license be transferred to Kirschberg & Merymont.
3) That tenders be invited for supplying 12 uniforms to the police force.
4) That applications be called for the position of police officer.
Signed C.G. Hobson, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday, September 11, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Scoullar and Carrol.

Vol. 4, pg. 499

It was recommended:
1) That the tender of Springer, Mellon & Co. be accepted for the insuring of the hospital furniture for one year at $2.70 per $100.00 to the amount of $1600.00
2) That the following accounts be paid:
Black & Wilkinson, livery rig $ 4.00
Telephone Co. 24.00
C.P. Telegraph 8.81
3) That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the C.P.R. authorities asking them to refund to the City the cost of the burial of Wm. Irvine, a sailor of the Empress of India.
Signed: Wm. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

F.W. & L.

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday, September 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Brown, Brighouse and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1) That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be instructed to give the City Solicitor the hydrant pressures to date.
2) That the following accounts be paid:
V.W.W. Co. $ 407.02
G.H. Bagby, Shoes set 2.00
J.M. Brixton, Coal 13.00
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 75.09
John Daly Engine Co. Polish 1.20
J.E. Robinson, Drayage 2.50
Frazer & Co. Supplies 4.37

Vol. 4, pg. 500

Vancouver Carriage Works 18.45
J. Forbes, Blacksmithing 2.00
Electric Light Co. 1222.18
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the F.W. & L. Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, September 10th 1891 at 3 PM.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1) That the City engineer be instructed to communicate with Mr. Abbott re the insurance complained of by J. Morrison on Water Street with a view of having the matter attended to by him.
2) That the Secretary of the Vancouver Electric Ry. and Light Co. be notified that the Board has decided to locate the Vancouver Electric Ry. track on the centre of Hastings Street east of Carroll Street.
3) That the lane in Block 2, 185 be graded by the Chain Gang under the direction of the Street Inspector, also the lanes in Blocks 90 and 91, 196.
4) That the City Engineer be instructed to see Mr. Abbott and arrange re the delivery to him of broken rock.
5) That the Street Inspector be authorized to have that portion of Alberni Street …

Vol. 4, pg. 501

… between Thurlow and Bute surface graded by day labour.
6) That the City Engineer notify the Street Railway Co. that it is the intention of the City to pave Cordova and Hastings Streets and call their attention to the necessity of their providing an approved and suitable form of rail.
7) That in future all payrolls furnished to the City by contractors must be examined and a certificate attached signed by the City Engineer, showing that the names of the men are only such as those who have worked on the contract in connection of which said payroll is used.
8) That the following tenders be recommended for acceptance:
Cambie Street Bridge Protectors – D. McGillivray
Granville “ “ – W.D. Hobson
Prior Street Sidewalk – W.G. Fraser
Princess Street Relaying Sidewalk – W. Blair
14th Avenue and Sophia Street grading – D.H. Morgan
9) That the following tenders be invited:
– Comox Street grading from Bute to Broughton
– Nicola Street 6 ft. sidewalk from Georgia Street to the south side of Robson on the west side and from Georgia to Barclay on the east side.
– Barclay Street 6 ft. sidewalk from the end of above sidewalk on Nicola Street 132 ft. eastward
– Robson Street 6 ft. sidewalk on north side from Bute to Broughton and on the south side from end of present sidewalk to Jervis Street
– Campbell Avenue 6 ft. sidewalk on east side from Powell to Oppenheimer
– Melville Street 6 ft. sidewalk on both sides from Bute to Jervis.
– Broughton Street grading full width from Georgia to Barclay

Vol 4. Pg. 502

10) That the following accounts be paid:
H.P. Veitch, delivering rock $ 452.18
Oppenheimer Bros., sidewalk 83.50
Union S.S. Co., boat hire 30.00
J.A. Shearer, repairs 4.75
J. Romany et al, carfares 8.70
J. Mitchell, drift bolts 5.98
H.H. Spicer, lumber 39.60
Bailey Bros., stationery 13.85
Wm. Blair, relaying sidewalk 30.75
A. D. McDonald, fencing lots 108.10
H. Thomas et al, labour 309.05
Signed: S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That Alderman Scoullar be added to the Water Works Committee in place of Alderman DePencier.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Dominion Government be petitioned to change the name of the “First Narrows” to “Lions Gate” and that of “False Creek” to “Pleasant Inlet”.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of …

Vol. 4, pg. 503

… a motion re the Police Magistrate.
Lost

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the By-Law to raise by loans the sum of $440,000 for the purchase of the Water Works be read a 3rd time and signed, sealed and gazetted.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the By-Law to raise by loan the sum of $150,000 for the extension of the Water Works be read a 3rd time and signed, sealed and gazetted.
Carried

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carroll gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move a resolution authorizing the City Clerk to call for applications for the Office of Police Magistrate, such applications to be received up to Saturday, September 26th, at noon.

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

C.P.R. denies responsibility for street crossing safety – Feb 12, 1891

H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the C.P.R., denies C.P.R.’s responsibility to “furnish, at its own cost” the protection Council has requested at certain street crossings. The Board of Works orders that the City Morgue be connected to the water works and public sewers.  The lawyer for nearby resident Mr McMillan be contacted to see if his objection to the morgue “nuisance” can be settled amicably.  (Mr. McMillan was a grocer at the corner of Abbott and Water Street.)

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 221-229

Vancouver Feb. 12th 1891.
The Council met on Thursday February 12th 1891 at 8 P.M.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Hobson, Templeton, Brown, McDowell, Doering and DePencier.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.
From J.C. Keith and E.E. Rand donating an oil portrait of Captain Vancouver to the City.
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ DePencier.
That the gift be accepted and a vote of thanks tendered to the donors.
Carried.

From F.C. Cotton M.P.P acknowledging the receipt of a resolution from Council regarding appropriations for Hospitals, Museum and Fire Department.
Filed.

From E. Chanteloup offering to quote prices for a Market Clock.
Referred to the Market Committee

From Sam K. Champion asking to be favored with orders for material for the proposed Crematory.
Referred to the Crematory Committee.

From G.E. Corbould M.P. stating that he had received a communication from the Department of Public Works that the matter of the Construction of a Draw Bridge over False Creek is now before the Council.
Filed.

From Sentell and others praying for the improvement of Harris St.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report.
Filed.

From the City Auditor furnishing a statement of the receipts and disbursements for the month of January 1891.
Filed.

From J. Cooper Keith acknowledging receipt of letter re Sugar Refinery deposit, and stating that he had paid over the money as instructed.
Filed.

From Charles A. Beals et al praying for the improvement of Davie St.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Messrs. Blake and Magee asking the City to pay L. Authier $75.00 being one month’s salary as Assistant Street Inspector.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From John Slade et al complaining about a nuisance on Gore Av.
Referred to the Health Inspector.

From H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. stating that he was not prepared to admit that the Company was liable to furnish at its own cost, the whole or any part of the protection which the Council desired should be provided at certain Street crossings.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Chief of Police furnishing a report on the Street lights for the fortnight ending February 7th 1891.
Filed.

From Bernard Hardy applying for a position on the Fire Brigade.
Referred to the F. W & L. Committee.

Reports.

Police No 3.
The Police Committee met on Tuesday February 10th 1891
Present Aldermen DePencier, Carroll, Hobson and McDowell.

It was recommended:-
1 That the following accounts be paid:-
Thos Dunn & Co. Supplies $1.25
D. McRae, Writing Desk 19.00
J.P. Blake, Bread 14.20
H. Eligh, Milk 1.70
C. Nelson, Supplies 3.00
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 8.05
B.C. Cattle Co. “ 10.75
M.G. McLeod, Ry fares 4.55
S.T. Tilley, Stationery 2.00
W.C. Marshall, Drayage. .50
John Scuitto, Groceries 44.66

2 That officer North’s salary be increased by $10.00 per month after the 17th inst.

3 That John Clough’s salary be increased by $5.00 per month from 1st January 1891.

4 That Wm. Preston be appointed Poundkeeper at a salary of $55.00 per month, all fees to be paid to the City Treasurer, he to be subject to summary dismissal if found incompetent.

5 That E.A. Harris be appointed police officer of the City of Vancouver on trial for 30 days and be subject to summary dismissal if found incompetent. Salary to be fixed at $60.00 per month.
sgd
H. DePencier
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by “ Brighouse

That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Works. No. 5

The Board of Works met on Thursday February 4th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, DePencier, Brown, Godfrey, and Templeton.
It was recommended:-
1 That the communications from Messrs Tatlow and Spinks re Oppenheimer Street be referred to the City Solicitor for his opinion thereon.
2 That the communication from J.M. Browning re the crossing opposite the C.P.R. Opera House be not entertained
3 That the communication from A.D. Pinnick etal asking for the grading etc of 14th Av be received and filed.
4 That the communication from Messrs Yates, Jay & Russell re the claim of J.G. McDonald for extras on Westminster Av be received and filed.
5 That Wm. Tierney be offered the sum of $57.82 without prejudice in full settlement of his claim on Beach Avenue.
sgd. S. Brighouse Chairman

Moved by Alderman DePencier
Seconded by “ Hobson.
That the dismissal of Mr. J.P. Lawson by the City Engineer be confirmed by Council and that a general investigation be instituted on the charges against said City Engineer.
5.5

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Brown.
That the matter be laid over for one week.

5.3 Amendment Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Doering
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.

Carried

Finance No 4.

The Finance Committee met on Friday February 6th, 1891.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Carroll, and Hobson.

It was resolved:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

Park Accounts

S.T. Tilley, Stationery $24.15
Telephone Co. 23.00
C.P. Telegraph Co. 1.81
A. King, Posting Notices 1.00
Crowder & Penzer, Coal 27.00
Rose & Marshall, Cleaning flues. 5.00
C.Nelson, Toilet paper. 2.75
J. Miller, Stamps. 22.00

2 That $200.00 be paid to the Speaker of Legislature through the City Solicitor to cover cost of proposed Amendments to the City Charter.
sgd. Wm. Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Godfrey

That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.

F. W & L. No 3.

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday, February 11th 1891.

Present Aldermen Templeton, Brown, and Brighouse.

It was recommended that the following accounts be paid:-

Vancouver Water Works Co., Water $118.23
Thos. Dunn & Co., 2 miles of wire. 86.20
Rose & Marshall, Repairs. 3.70
C.M. Hawley, Supplies. 3.25
Van Elec Ry & Light Co., Lights. 1400.69
F.K. Winch, [unreadable] 2.50
Creighton, Fraser & Co., Supplies. 6.55
J. Forbes horse shoeing. 4.00
J.M. Bazley, “ 3.50
Henty Arkell, Straw. 10.50
Crowder & Penzer, Coal. 54.75

sgd
Wm. Templeton
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson.

That the Report of the F. W & L. Committee be adopted.

Carried.

Health. No 3.

The Health Committee met on Tuesday, February 10th 1891.

Present Aldermen Carroll, McDowell, and Templeton.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

F.W. Hart, Supplies $35.50
Hudson’s Bay Co., “ 17.00
R.V. Winch, “ 13.68
Thorpe & Co., “ 1.00
B.C. Cattle Co. “ 33.83
H.H. Layfield & Co. “ 43.20
Thos. E. Atkins, “ 2.80
W.S. Cook, Scavengering. 5.50
Dr. Bell-Irving, Mental Examination 5.00
Dr. Wilson “ “ 5.00
S.T. Tilley, Stationery 1.00
H. McDowell & Co., Drugs. 76.53
J.P. Blake, Bread 7.10
McCain & Menzies, Removing Morgue. 35.00
Rose & Marshall, Supplies. 26.10
C. Hoare, Flushing Sewers .75
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat. 23.54
Wo Sing, Washing 23.25
H. Eligh, Milk. 28.16
Henry Collins, Supplies 10.65
Union S.S. Co. Rent. 15.00
Crowder & Penzer, Coal. 47.25
2 That an account be rendered to the C.P.R. Co. for the care of their patients in the City Hospital.
3 That Dr. H. Thomas be appointed a member of the Medical Staff of the City Hospital.
4 That the Board of Works be requested to have the hospital fence on the east side repaired as soon as possible.
5 That the Health Inspector be instructed to solicit tenders for connecting the City Morgue with the water works and public sewers, and that a sub-committee consisting of Aldermen Carroll, McDowell, and Templeton be appointed to examine into said tenders when received and decide as to the lowest tender.
6 That the Chairman of the Health Committee and the City Solicitor be instructed to interview Mr. McMillan’s solicitor and have the question of the Morgue amicably arranged if possible.
(sgd) J.T. Carroll
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ DePencier.
That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted.

Carried.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the following accounts be paid:-

R. Romang, et al., Labor. $75.20
Boyd & Clendenning, Abbott St. 215.33
D. Urquhart, “ “ 178.29
Bradshaw & Urquhart: Hastings Park 363.60
Muir & Johnson, Smithe St. 21.23
D. Gibbons, Hastings Road. 169.65
Boyd & Clendenning, Alberni St. 694.26
A.D. McDonald, Barnard St. 66.69

Carried

Notices of Motion

Alderman McDowell gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would move to amend Section 8 of By-Law known as Pound By-Law.

Alderman Templeton gave notice that he would move at next meeting that a copy of the correspondence re the Street crossing between the Management of C.P.R. and this City be forwarded to the Minister of Railways.

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

CPR bridge must have a draw, Council affirms – September 22, 1890

CPR bridge must have a draw, Council affirms – September 22, 1890

The CPR bridge across False Creek “… offers a serious obstruction to the passage of steamers and sailing vessels.” City to “communicate with” Canadian government to “cause” the CPR to either remove the bridge or “have a draw span inserted in same bridge.” Board of Health recommended to next year’s Council to set aside $2,500 to establish a hospital for women and children “as petitioned for by Mrs. Webster.” Board of Works reported the Market Building almost finished.

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and sponsored by Arnold Silber

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 52-58

[volume 4 page 52]

Vancouver Sept 22nd 1890

The Council met on Monday Sept 22nd 1890.
Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Sentell, Fox, Doering, McLeod, Carroll, Garden, Mason and Costello.

Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications were read

From D. Robson, City Clerk, New Westminster inviting the Council to attend the Exhibition.

From Ivan Busting asking to have Victoria Street graded. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Rob’t Barker asking payment of an account of $25.15 for expenses incurred in repairs owing to change of grade on Oppenheimer St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From D. McKay enclosing account against Murray & Fraser for work done on the Sugar Refinery. Referred to the Sugary Refinery Com.

From G.H. Lockerly, on behalf of Zion Church, asking to rent the Market Hall. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Elliott, Harris et al asking for a sidewalk on north side of Barklay [sic] St. Referred to the Board of Works.

[volume 4 page 53]

From Williams B.C. Directory Co. asking to supply the City with copies of the work. Referred to Finance.

From Chas. H. Nye asking to be appointed Market Clerk. Filed.

From A. St. G. Hamersley, City Solicitor, re Murray & Fraser’s contract as follows:
“In answer to yours of the 18th Inst, the contractors having given up the contract before completion, the City should give notice to the sureties, calling on them to complete. There should then be a new contract entered into with the sureties to complete. When this is done the City will be in a legal position to deal with the sureties and pay them as the contract is completed.” Referred to the Board of Works.
From the Free Reading and Library Committee asking for the use of rooms over the New Market Hall, and for an increase of grant to $100. Filed.

From Hoffar, on behalf of Towne and Robinson asking permission to extend the foundation of their Hotel building under the sidewalk. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.A. Fulton, sec. Trades and Labor Council, calling attention to the fact that the by-law regarding street labor has been broken, especially the clause referring to nine hours work. Also asking that the Chinese be compelled to close their Laundries on Sunday. Referred to the Board of Works.

[volume 4 page 54]

From Gallagher, Britton et al asking to have the lane in Block 63-541 opened. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Ogilvie, Trainor et al asking to have an Electric Light placed at the corner of Quebec St. and 12th Ave. Referred to the F. W. and Light Com.

From Blake et al asking to have hill on Hastings St cut down. Referred to the Board of Works.

Reports

Health

The Health Committee met on Tuesday Sept 9th 1890.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Fox and McLeod. The latter in the chair.

It was recommended:
That two temperature charts be printed for use at the City Hospital.
That as there are no funds on hand at present to be devoted towards the funding of a Hospital for women and children as petitioned for by Mrs. Webster, we strongly recommend to the incoming Council the advisability of placing $2500 in next year’s estimates for that purpose.
That the following accounts be paid:
W.S. Cook, Scavenger work $51.50
Dr. Thomas, Vet. examinations 10.00
M.A. Harvey, Hack hire 2.50
Dr. McGuigan, Inquest etc. 15.00
H. McDowell & Co, Drugs 55.16
W.J. Taylor, Burial 14.00
Van Volkenburgh & Bro, Meat 47.41
R.V. Winch, Supplies 13.15
Hudson Bay Co, Supplies 11.00
J. Scuitto, Supplies 75.39

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Crowder & Penzer, Supplies 5.00
Wo Sing, Washing 19.20

Alderman Fox moved
Alderman Carroll seconded
That the report be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday 18th at 3 o’clock P.M.
Present: Aldermen Horne, Sentell and Costello.
It was recommended as follows:
1. That the amount due on the Market Building contract be paid on the 28th inst the expiration of 30 days, the city retaining $175.00 of the amount.
2. That permission be granted Mrs. Gold to make openings in the sidewalk, subject to the By-Laws, and under the supervision of the City Engineer.
3. That the City Engineer examine and report re James McGeer’s request.
4. That tenders be called for street numbers, between 3000 and 5000, of white metal, to be put up under the supervision of the City Engineer.
5. That the lane in Block 28 be completed to Abbott St.
6. That tenders be called for a basement drain in the lane in Block 4 O.G.T.
7. That the Market grounds be gravelled.

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8. That the tender of D.H. Morgan for Victoria St be accepted.
9. That the City Engineer be authorized to make the necessary repairs to False Creek Bridge.
10. That the following accounts be paid:
F.L. Budlong, 11th Ave. Bridge 384.34
Wm Cullen, Market Grounds 200.00
Wm Cullen, West. Ave. 50.00
D.H. Morgan, 11th Ave Grade 44.77
John Costello, Alexander St 356.70
John Costello, Alexander St. 125.00
McDonald & Lloyd, West. Ave. Grade 424.80
Boyd & Clendenning, Oppenheimer 405.00
Boyd & Clendenning, Raymour [sic] 315.00
Urquhart & Morris, Cemetery Road 189.00
H. Connacher, Carolina 33.80
H. Connacher, Keefer 374.80
C. Higginson, St Sprinkling 45.00
A.O. Leask, Sewers 13.00
I. Paton, Flushing Sewers 1.00
G.H. Dawson, Repairs to Transit 24.65

Alderman Fox moved
Alderman Garden seconded
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole to consider the report. Carried.
In Committee of the Whole, Alderman Costello in the chair, the report was considered and passed without amendment, Aldermen Carroll and Garden dissenting from Clause 8.
In Council on motion of Aldermen Costello and Fox the report was adopted.

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Motions

Alderman Garden moved
Alderman Costello seconded
That the motion passed by the Council of 1889 that contractors should not be paid for excavated material from cellars that they deposit on and improve streets with be rescinded. Carried.

Alderman McLeod moved
Alderman Mason seconded
Whereas the trade and commerce of Vancouver is increasing so rapidly and to such an extent and the foreshore of False Creek is becoming such a manufacturing centre as to cause steamers to ply to and fro in these waters:
And whereas the C.P.R. Co. has built a bridge across False Creek which offers a serious obstruction to the passage of steamers and sailing vessels.
Therefore be it resolved that the Dominion Government be communicated with asking them to cause the C.P.R. Co. to have this obstruction removed or have a draw span inserted in same bridge. Carried.

Alderman Carroll moved
Alderman Garden seconded
That the request of Towne & Robinson be granted the work to be constructed in accordance with the By-Law and under the supervision of the City Engineer. Carried.

Alderman Garden moved
Alderman Mason seconded
That His Worship the Mayor and the City Council accept with thanks the invitation of the New Westminster

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Council to be present at the coming Royal Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition to be held this week. Carried.

Alderman McLeod moved
Alderman Fox seconded
That Messrs Boyd & Clendenning who have the gravelling contract be kindly asked to furnish an estimate for block paving Hastings St East between Carroll and Westminster Avenue in lieu of gravelling same; block paving to consist of cedar blocks 8 in high laid on a foundation of one inch boards. Street to be first graded & curbed with plank 4 in by 16 in. Carried.

Alderman Costello moved
Alderman Mason seconded
That the account for labor for week ending Sept 20 be paid. Carried.

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carroll: At the next regular meeting will move that the Assessment Commissioner for this Municipality be instructed to omit from the Assessment Roll the improvements on Real Estate.

Council adjourned to meet at 2 o’clock P.M. on Tuesday 23rd.

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

Richmond hedges on its bridge contribution – June 10, 1889

Municipality of Richmond’s position regarding its financial responsibility toward the construction of a bridge between Vancouver and Richmond “is noted with much surprise and regret by this Board” (see minutes from April 15, 1889). City purchased one horse at a cost of $300

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 37-43

[volume 3 page 37]

Vancouver June 10th 1889

The Council met on Monday, June 10th 1889 at 7:30 P. M.

Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Diplock & Co et al, Starrett and Leatherdale et al, The Vancouver Board of Trade and J. W. Simmolt et al praying that certain clauses be eliminated from By-Law No 79. Referred to License Committee.

From Thos. Stephenson, submitting an offer for sprinkling the streets. Filed.

From the Vancouver Board of Trade asking the Council to make an appropriation for advertising the advantages of Vancouver. Filed.

From the Clerk of the Municipality of Richmond returning resolution sent by the Vancouver Council re the Bridges across the North Arm. Filed.

Reports

Works No 16

The Board of Works met on Thursday

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June 6th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne.

We beg to recommend:

1. That Messrs Boyd and Clandening be awarded the contract for the gravelling of Westminster Road to the City Boundary at $2.10 per cubic yard for North Arm gravel.

2. That contractors who have excavations to make be allowed 10 cts per cubic yard until Seymour, Hastings, Richards and Homer Streets are filled up to grade or until further notice.

3. That Mr. Abbott be communicated with advising him that we are about to gravel Granville Street extension South of False Creek and ask him to put that road in proper condition by crowning and drawing it before the gravel is laid.

4. That suspension rods on False Creek Bridge be tightened.

5. That Howe Street be put in condition for horse racing on the 1st of July.

6. That the City Hall fence be painted and the windows repaired and frosted.

7. That Campbell Avenue be graded from Hastings Street to Princess Street as the excavations are necessary for Hastings Street extension estimated cost $650.00.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the City Treasurer be authorized to pay John Cameron $300.00 being purchase price of horse for the Fire Department and H. Blyth et al for street work $63.50. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Engineer be instructed to make out an estimate of the cost and the work required on the cemetery road from the city boundary to the cemetery and report at next Council meeting if possible. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That whereas owing to the increasing population of the City the present number of police is not sufficient to patrol the City.

Be it therefore resolved that two additional members be appointed according to the rules governing the force. Referred to the Finance Committee.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Clark. That a Committee be appointed to take into consideration the erection of a Market building and report to this council at its next meeting. Carried.
His Worship appointed Alderman Clark, Horne and McConnell to act as the Committee.

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Fire, Water & Light Committee be authorized to purchase six Flexible Branches, One hose wagon and 2,000 feet of hose. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That to avoid loss of time in arriving at a decision in regard to the street sprinkling the matter be left to the discretion of the Board of Works to make such contract for watering such streets as to them may seem in the best interests of the City. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Salsbury. Whereas by a resolution of the Council passed on the 15th day of April AD 1889 referring to the arrangements made for the construction of Granville Street Bridge by this City and the making of certain roads and the construction of bridges across the North Arm of the Fraser River by the C. P. R. Co and the Municipality of Richmond respectively, the attention of said municipality was called by said resolution to the fact that this City had fulfilled its part of the aforesaid agreement and that said Municipality had not done what it agreed to do at a meeting between delegates from the Council of said Municipality from the C. P. R. Co and a Committee of this Council in January 1888.

And whereas the Council of said Municipality by resolution refused to receive the said resolution of this Council for

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reasons set forth at length in the resolution of said Council of Richmond.

And whereas it is true that, though in said resolution of said Council of Richmond, it is alleged that no definite arrangement was made by it with this City or with the said C. P. R. Co. but that only a conditional agreement was made by said Council.

And whereas it is true that at the meeting of Delegates aforesaid, the Delegates from Richmond mentioned the sum of $20,000 as the probable cost of said bridges of which the Provincial Government, it was alleged, would bear one half.

And whereas it was understood by the Delegates from this City and from the C. P. R. Co. that it was the true intent of the agreement with said Municipality of Richmond that the said bridges were to be built at whatever cost by said Municipality with such aid as it might be able to obtain from the Provincial Government and that the City of Vancouver would build the Granville Street Bridge and so constructing the agreement made at the meeting aforesaid, though the delegates for this City mentioned 13 to $18,000 as the sum it would expend in the construction of Granville Street Bridge; still feeling that the City was pledging itself through its Delegates to said Municipality of Richmond to build the bridge at any cost, this Council paid $22, 000 for the construction of same in order to act up to the spirit of its understanding with said Municipality of Richmond.
And whereas in accordance with an arrangement made at said meeting of delegates, this Council

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petitioned the Provincial Government to make a grant in aid of the works which said Municipality agreed to perform and His Worship the Mayor and several members of this Board in their private capacities as well as the Board of Trade of Vancouver have used their best efforts to procure such aid from said Government and have continued and are continuing such efforts to the present time, and in view of these facts the allegation contained in the said resolutions of the Council of Richmond that this Council acted rather as an enemy than a friend is noted with much surprise and regret by this Board.

Be it therefore resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen in Council assembled that this Board will always be ready to render every assistance in its power in furthering any project which may have for its object the development of the resources of the Province and this District in particular and as an evidence of its good faith in so doing, it expended almost double the sum anticipated by it when it entered into the agreement with the C. P. R. Co and the Municipality of Richmond.

And be it further resolved that this Board sincerely regrets the tone of the resolution of said Municipality just read and hopes that the Council of the same will on more mature deliberation acquit the Council of this City of any motives either selfish or numerical to the progress of its Sister Corporation.

And be it further resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Council of said Municipality informing it of the feelings of this Council respecting said resolution. Carried.

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Notice of Motion

Alderman McConnell gave notice that he would at the next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law for the purpose of regulating the erection of telegraph poles, telephone poles and electric light poles in the different streets and lanes in the City of Vancouver.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

C.P.R. offers site for immigrant sheds – July 30, 1888

C.P.R. offers site for immigrant sheds – July 30, 1888

Mr. H. Abbott offered to give a site for Immigrant sheds North of the Company’s Offices on Cordova Street. Many tenders received for sewerage. Contractors will be notified to cover up the Sewer pipe on the lane running between Hastings Street and Pender Street…and to put lanes and sidewalks in good repair as before.

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Vancouver to get fire alarm system – April 2, 1888

Request for Opera House about to be built be exempt from taxation for 20 years. Recommend purchase of six boxes and two gongs as a fire alarm system in the city and purchase of another fire engine. Donation of $200 toward the purchase of sugar beet root seed. A letter to Mr. Abbott of CPR asking that draw be put in the bridge crossing False Creek as it was preventing industries from establishing there. (more…)

Liquor licensing should be left to municipalities, say Vancouver City Council – March 26, 1888

Liquor licensing should be left to municipalities, say Vancouver City Council – March 26, 1888

Licensing Committee notes that Provincial Legislature is considering liquor issues; these should be left to municipalities. Mr. Abbott of CPR to be notified city has let contract certain improvements. Mr. Abbott to be asked to place a draw in their bridge across False Creek. Thanks given to people who organized concert for hospital fundraising.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 256-264

[vol2 page 256]

Vancouver March 26th 1888

The Council met on Monday March 26th 1888 at 7:30 P. M.

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

The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From Jennest Gillis asking that a sidewalk be laid on the West side of Westminster Avenue on Burrard Street South Side. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Messrs Drake, Jackson and Helmcken informing Council that Mr. T. T. Black does not admit the legality of his discharge. Referred to City Solicitor.

From G. W. Phipps asking Council to remit taxes on Y. M. C. A. building. Referred to City Solicitor.

From Secretary of Board of Trade asking that a sum be placed in the general loan By-Law for building a Bridge across False Creek. Filed.

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From James Struthers et al asking for the improvement of Georgia Street East of Granville Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From S. T. Tilley et al asking the Mayor to call a public meeting to discuss the bridge question. Filed.

Reports

License Committee
The Licensing Board of the City at its usual and regular monthly meeting March 20th 1888, after duly considering the provisions of the Act respecting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors and the issuance of Licenses therefor now before the Legislature most respectfully report that in their opinion the regulation of such matters should be left in the hands of the Councils of the Cities and Municipalities, giving them full powers to impose such License fees as they may deem sufficient.

It was also further resolved that the Clerk of the Licensing Board transmit copies of the above resolution to the members of Parliament from this District at Victoria, which has been done.

Sgd., Oppenheimer, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report be adopted. Carried.

Works No.

The Board of Works met on Friday March 23rd 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for Street improvements:

Alexander Street and Heatley Av.,
Eldon & Lovalt.
Alexander St, Grading per ft 60 cts
Heatley Av, Grading per ft 75 cts
Culverts per m. $16.00
E. McCoskrie
Grading per ft. 80 cts
Sidewalks per ft. 37 cts
Plank per m ft. $15.00
Boyd and Clandening
Grading per ft. 52 cts
Box Culverts per m ft. $16.00
Angus McLellan
Grading per ft. 76 cts
Box Culverts per m ft. $16.00

Dupont Street,

H. Connacher
Grading per ft. 87 cts
Sidewalks per ft 35 cts
Planks sidewalks per m. ft. $16.00
McDonald & Cameron
Grading per ft 78 cts
Sidewalks per ft 31 cts
Culverts per m ft. $18.00

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Boyd and Clandening
Grading per ft. 74 cts
Sidewalks per ft 35 cts
Box Culverts per m ft. $16.00
Stephenson & McCraney
Grading etc per ft. 57 cts
Sidewalks per ft 32 cts
Culverts per m. ft. $15.00
Eldon & Lovalt
Grading per ft. 95 cts
Sidewalks per ft 36 cts
Culverts per m ft. $16.00
Davidson & Austin
Grading per ft. 75 cts
Box Culverts per m ft. $16.00
John Tierney
Grading per ft. 84 cts
Sidewalks per ft. 34 cts
Box drains per m. ft. $15.00

We recommend that the Tender of Messrs Boyd and Clandening be accepted for the improvement of Alexander Street and Heatley Avenue and Messrs Stephenson and McCraney’s for the improvement of Dupont Street.

We recommend that tenders be called for the following works:
1. For the improvement of Davie Street from Granville to Seymour,
2. For the improvement of Granville Street from the sand to Pacific Street,
3. For the improvement of Nicola St.
4. For the burning of the roots and stumps piled beside the streets in certain localities throughout the city.

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We recommend that Mr. Abbott be notified that the City has let the contract for the improvement of Heatley Avenue from Powell Street to the Shores of Burrard Inlet and that he be requested to make a crossing over the railway track at the point to give access to the foundry; also that the City Engineer be authorized to put in a box drain on Oppenheimer Street near the railway crossing and street crossings across Westminster Avenue on Hastings Street.

We would also recommend that doors and windows be placed in the basement of the new hospital at a cost not to exceed one hundred dollars.

Sgd., H. Bell-Irving, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Mannion. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

By-Laws.

The Council went into Committee to discuss the Loan By-Laws on motion of Alderman Alexander with Alderman Oppenheimer in the Chair.

The By-Laws were discussed generally but no decision was arrived at. The Committee rose, and resumed business.

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Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the By-Law to raise a loan by way of Debentures for building a bridge across False Creek be read a first time. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Bell-Irving. That the general loan By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the rules be suspended and the Bridge By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

Committee.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on General Loan By-Law with Alderman Alexander in the Chair.

The amount of debentures proposed to be issued was fixed at $125,000. The special rate fixed at 29/120 of a cent in the dollar, and the By-Law read over clause by clause, after which the Committee rose to report By-Law as complete with amendments.

The Mayor resumed the Chair.

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The Council again went into Committee on Bridge By-Law with Alderman Alexander in the Chair.

The amount for the construction of the proposed Bridge was fixed at $25,000 and the By-Law read over clause by clause.

The Committee rose to report By-Law as complete with amendments.

The Mayor resumed the Chair.

Alderman Clark moved, seconded by Alderman Mannion. That the rules be suspended and that a By-Law be introduced, fixing the polling places the time and appointing Returning Officers to take the votes on the Loan By-Laws. Carried.
By-Law read a first and second time on motion of Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Mannion.

Committee.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on By-Law with Alderman Clark in the Chair.

By-Law was numbered 56 and the other blanks filled.

The Committee rose to report By-Law as complete with amendments.

The Mayor resumed the Chair.

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By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Couth and ordered to be engrossed and gazetted.

Alderman Humphries moved, seconded by Alderman Lefevre. That ward By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

Committee.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on By-Law Alderman Humphries in Chair and partly considered it.

The Committee rose and reported progress and asked leave to sit again.

The Mayor resumed the Chair.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That a Committee composed of His Worship the Mayor, Ald. Alexander, and Lefevre be appointed to wait on Mr. Abbott with the view of persuading the railway company to reconsider the matter of placing a draw in their bridge across False Creek. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Mannion.

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That Mr. G. Robertson be granted permission to move his building as petitioned for. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer.

Resolved that the thanks of this Council be and the same are hereby tendered to Mrs. Storey and the ladies and gentlemen who so kindly assisted her in giving a concert in aid of the funds of our City Hospital.

And be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent Mrs. Storey by the City Clerk. Carried.

Notice of Motion.

Alderman Mannion gave notice that he would introduce a By-Law to strike out clause 10 of By-Law No. 49.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Mr. Pitt asks compensation for loss of his leg – March 12, 1888

Mr. Pitt asks remuneration for loss of leg through being run over by fire engine. Mr. Abbott [CPR] asked to kindly remove fence on Heatley Avenue and to construct crossing on railway. Numerous calls for tender to improve streets. Bridge on Pender Street near brewery, etc. Money put aside for the building of Granville Bridge to ultimately connect with North Arm bridge.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 235-243

[volume 2 page 235]

Vancouver March 12, 1888

The Council met on Monday March 12th 1888 at 7:30 P. M.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bill-Irving, Clark, Humphries, Dougall, Mannion, Lefevre and Oppenheimer.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From E. Mohun, asking that the Sewers be publicly tested. Referred to the Board of Works.

From R. T. Williams asking the Council to Subscribe for 200 copies of the City Directory. Referred to Finance Committee.

From City Auditor submitting Auditor’s Report for January 1888. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Trustees of Lots 1 to 7 and Lots 29 to 35, Block 67, District Lot 185 asking that the lane in said Block be closed. Referred to B of Works.

From John Robson re amendments to City Charter. Referred to City Solicitor.

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Report

F. W. & L. No. 7

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Monday March 12, 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:

B. B. Skinner $5.00
Herman Draxdorf $1.25
F. W. Hart $20.00
C. M. Hanley $26.05
Henry Arkell $10.40
Electric Ill. Co. $184.00
John McAllister $93.25
John Abrams $5.00
Wm. Hamilton $5.00
J. H. Carlisle $4.50
John Pollock $19.00
Tattersall’s Stables $4.00
F. X. Martin $12.20
C. P. R. Co. $10.00

Sgd. J. Humphries, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark Seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report be adopted. Carried.

Health No. 5

The Board of Health met on Monday March 12th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:

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Geo Williams $7.50
Owen Hughes $4.50
W. Ashford $13.55
Geo. Wilson .89 cts
Cowderoy Bros. $1.10
Hayes & McIntosh $23.55
B. B. Skinner $6.00
F. C. McCartney $7.05
Vancouver Wine Co. $1.50
H. McDowell & Co. $4.35
Campbell & Martin $8.30
F. X. Martin $18.80
V. VanVolkenburgh & Bro. $1.24
Hastings Saw Mill Co. $20.00
Charles Nelson $2.25
D. McCallum $4.50

Sgd. J. M. Lefevre, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.
Police No. 3

The Police Committee met on Friday March 9th 1888 and recommend the payment of the following accounts:

Robert Mathison $24.25
V. VanVolkenburgh & Bro. $13.00
F. X. Martin $39.05
Wm. Murphy $139.00
David Evans $120.00
Railway Fares $10.00

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Dufour & Co. $2.00
John Scuitto $20.86

Sgd., Jos Mannion, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Police Committee be adopted. Carried.

Finance No. 8

The Finance Committee met on Friday March 9th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:

Thos. Dunn & Co. $6.00
F. X. Martin 95 cts
Palmer Bros. $24.00
Tattersall’s Stables $5.00
A. A. Reid $21.80
C. P. Telegraph Co. 25 cts
H. A. Berry & Co. $5.50
S. T. Tilley $35.60
News Advertiser $25.40
Thomson Bros. $54.25
Patrick Carey $4.00
Vancouver Herald $67.50
W. H. Phillips $17.00
W. K. Williamson 25 cts
R. W. Armstrong $12.34
F. W. Heart 75 cts
R. T. Williams 50 cts
J. C. Keith $12.48

We have considered the question of the payment of the

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last estimate for Sewerage in favour of Wm. Hardin to Messrs Dunn & Ferguson and would recommend that the City Treasurer pay the amount of said estimate of the City Solicitor is satisfied that no liability will be incurred by the Corporation by so doing.

We ask for further time for the consideration of the petition of Mr. R. D. Pitt for remuneration for the loss of his leg through being run over by the fire engine.

Sgd., Rich Alexander, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Bell-Irving. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

The City Solicitor’s opinion was here read advising the payment of the amount to Messrs Dunn & Ferguson on their furnishing sureties to be approved of by the Finance Committee.

Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Mannion. That Messrs Dunn & Ferguson be paid the amount of the Sewerage estimate in favour of Wm. Hardins provided they furnish the bonds suggested by the City Solicitor and that said Bonds receive the approval of the Finance Committee. Carried.

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Works No. 10

The Board of Works met on Monday March 12th 1888 and beg to report that the communication of Mr. Thos. H. Coudell has been duly considered.

We find that the information given by the City Engineer who can substantiate his statements shows that the building under erection on the corner of Homer and Cordova Streets is in correct position according to the original stakes and we recommend that Mr. Coudell be notified to that effect.

We recommend that the City Clerk communicate with Mr. Abbott requesting him to kindly remove the fence on Heatley Avenue to give access to the Vancouver Iron Works and to construct a crossing across the railway on said Avenue to enable the City to open out the Street.

The following accounts are recommended for payment:

Royal City Planing Mills Co. $2.34
F. W. Hart $27.50
E. Cook, Estimate on Hospital $325.00
W. Beavers $5.58
R. G. Tatlow $14.00

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Tenders

The following tenders have been received for the fixing of Street crossings:

W. P. Reardon Raising the plank 25 cts per ft.
Laying the plank $19.50 per m.
Jos. Ironsides Raising the plank 14 cts per ft.
Laying the plank $16.00 per m.
J. W. Cameron Raising the plank 9 cts per ft.
Laying the plank $23.00 per m.
W. E. Williams Raising the plank 10 cts per ft.
Laying the plank $13.50 per m.

We recommend that the tender of J. W. Cameron be accepted, W. E. Williams having failed to make the necessary deposit.

We recommend that tenders be called for the following work:

1st The construction of a Bridge on Pender Street near Brewery.
2nd The construction of a 4 foot side walk on Drake Street East of Granville Street.
3rd The planking of Cambie Street from Pender Street to the South End of said Street.
4th The construction of an 8 foot side walk from Water Street to the Shore of Burrard Inlet.
5th The opening up of Westminster Avenue 24 ft. wide from 7th to 10th Av.

We recommend that a stone crusher and appliances be purchased and that the City Engineer have a scraper made for the

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streets according to plan submitted to this Board also that the work on Beach Avenue be proceeded with as soon as the clearing mentioned in Mr. L. A. Hamilton’s letter of the 6th February is completed.

The City Engineer has been instructed to examine and report upon several petitions presented to Council and referred to this Board, for street improvements, which will be duly reported to Council; also the City Engineer will report on the cost of grading Georgia Street full width throughout.

Sgd., H. Bell-Irving, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Dougall seconded by Alderman Lefevre. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Notice of Motions

Alderman Lefevre gave notice that he would introduce a resolution to authorize the Finance Committee to place the sum of $12,000.00 in the estimates of the current year, to construct the proposed bridge across False Creek from the foot of Granville Street to connect with the new road to the North Arm of the Fraser River.

Alderman… [page was cut]

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By-Law to redivide the City of Vancouver into new wards so that the ratepayers and property holders would be equally represented in the council on the basis of a tax paying population, pursuant to the provisions of the Charter.

Alderman Alexander gave notice that he would at next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law to authorize the raising of $125,000 by way of Debentures for several improvements in the City of Vancouver.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk