Money to be found, but not for Oppenheimer – May 16, 1892

Money to be found, but not for Oppenheimer – May 16, 1892

Taxpayers to be polled June 21, 1892 regarding tax increase to fund schools, sewers and water works extensions. Council refuses (by one vote) to reimburse former Mayor Oppenheimer $500 spent out of his own funds on City business. A.M. Beattie proposes to lease the Market Hall. The By-Law to change the name of Oppenheimer Street to Cordova Street was defeated on the second reading. (more…)

Popular Aldermen Get Two-Year Term – Feb 29, 1892

Popular Aldermen Get Two-Year Term – Feb 29, 1892

Alderman McGuigan led opposition to the proposal that the Aldermen with the highest number of votes be appointed for a two-year term; proposal carried nevertheless. Rates raised for the rental of the Market Hall for all users, including the Zion Church and the W.C.T.U. (Women’s Christian Temperance Union). The Board of Health confirmed that the Chinese man confined on Darcy Island did have leprosy. Where permission is granted for property owner to excavate under the sidewalk, the owner must provide proper bearings to support stone sidewalks. $9 rent granted for Mrs. West. (more…)

Second exit to be added to market building – January 26, 1891

Second exit to be added to market building – January 26, 1891

No action to be taken for the moment about Mr. Lawson’s letter of dismissal from the City Engineer.  Misses Woodward and Drummond, nurses at the City Hospital, ask for increases of salary. The Market Committee asks the Board of Works to consider an additional exit from the Market Building as a precaution in case of fire. The Board of Works agreed, and urged immediate action. The Board of Works also directs that vacant lots and “all dangerous places” must be fenced by their owners

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 632 – 639

[Vol 4 pg 201]
Vancouver January 26th 1891
The Council met on Monday January 26th 1891.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell and DePencier.
The minutes of last Special and regular meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From H Abbott acknowledging receipt of a communication re gates on certain streets.
Board of Works.

From J. M Browning refusing to act as Arbitrator in the Water Works matter on account of ill health.
Filed.

From Wm Prentice, Secretary of the Sugar Refinery inviting the Mayor and Council to visit the works on Thursday 29th inst.
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Hobson.
That the invitation be accepted.
Carried

From H. Stanton Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, and A. Campbell Reddic Dep Prov Secretary acknowledging receipt of communications from Council re grant to Hospital, Fire Department, and Library.
File.

From Courbould, McColl and Jenns asking the City to pay over the amount of the Judgement in the Devine Case.
Finance.

From Annie E. Webster asking the Council to place $2500.00 in the Estimates for the purpose of assisting in acquiring lands etc. for a Hospital for women and children.
Board of Health.

[vol 4 page 202]

From the Solicitor to the Vancouver Water Works Co asking the City Solicitor to go to Victoria to consult with him on the Agreement to Arbitrate.
Water Works Committee.

From Blake and Magee asking City to pay Wm Tierney $115.65 for extras on Beach Avenue.
Board of Works.

From Rand Bros. protesting against a crematory being erected in the North part of 302.
Crematory Committee.

From A. E. Lees etal [sic] asking for a sidewalk on Richards Street west side from Robson Street to Helmcken Street.
Board of Works.

From Misses Woodward and Drummond asking for increases of salary for duty as nurses at the City Hospital.
Board of Health.

From the Market Clerk furnishing his Weekly Report.
Filed.

From J. D. Le Cappellian etal [sic] asking for a sidewalk on Melville Street from Burrard to Thurlow.
Board of Works.

From J. C. Miller compiler of the Illustrated Souvenir Publication giving a synopsis of his work.
Finance Committee.

[vol 4 page 203]
Reports.
Crematory.
The Crematory Committee met on Friday January 23rd 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Templeton and DePencier.
Resolved.
That his Worship the Mayor be instructed to sign the Agreement as proposed between the Dominion Sanitary and Cremation Co. and the City but that a clause be added empowering the City to erect Crematories outside the City limits for City purposes only.
Sgd. Wm Templeton
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the Report of the Crematory Committee be adopted.
Carried.
Market No 2
The Market Committee met on Wednesday January 21, 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, Godfrey, Templeton and Brown.
Alderman Godfrey was appointed Chairman.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
McLennan & McFeeley, Supplies $15.00
Davidson Bros. Badge 1.50
That the communication from the Coal and Feed Merchants be received and filed and that the Market Clerk be instructed to giver Separate tickets where loads are made up of Separate orders.
The Board of Works take into con-
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sideration the construction of additional exits to the Market Hall as a precaution in case of fire.
Sgd. A. Godfrey
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the report of the Market Committee be adopted.
Carried.
Works No 3.
The Board of Works met on Thursday January 22nd, 1891.
President Aldermen Brown, DePencier, Templeton, Godfrey and Brighouse.
It was recommended:-
1. That the City Engineer be instructed to instruct the Health Inspector to notify the owners of lots 16 to 21. Block 28. 541. that the water on these lots must be drained into the drain running along the west side of Abbott Street.
2. That the Police Committee be asked to take over the control of the Pound.
3. That the tenders received on the block pavements be returned to tenderers informing them that the Board does not see it way to accept any tender at present.
4. That W. H. Kendall’s tender for broken road [unreadable] be accepted on the following basis viz.:-
10,000 cubic yards at $1.40 per cubic yard
15,000 “ “ “ 1.35 “ “ “
20,000 “ “ “ 1.30 “ “ “
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to interview James McPhee re stretching wires on

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the streets and lanes, and report.
6. That City Engineer and City Solicitor be instructed to examine into the matter of Lots 4, 5 + 6, Block 48, 181 through which Powell Street now runs and report.
7. That City Engineer examine and report upon the petition of R.A. McMorran etal [sic] for a sidewalk on 10th Ave.
8. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the matter contained in Mrs. Emily Mould’s petition attended to viz the stoppage of the overflow of water on Lot y. Block 87. 196.
9. That the City Engineer be instructed to enquire into the claims for wages preferred against McDonald & Barton’s contract for the East Park and report.
10. That the opinion of the City Solicitor be obtained as to the liability of the sureties on the Bunker Contract; and further that the claims as recommended be paid viz;-
E. Lye $40.00
Howard Smith 18.70
Elva Estabrook 19.00
Frank Smith 17.80
M. Madegan 66.50
N. Buie 60.
Wm Cullen 55.20
11. That the City Engineer be instructed to pay immediate attention to the matter of providing additional exits to the Market Hall to provide against accidents in case of fire.
12. That the lane in Block 111.54 be graded at a cost not to exceed $100.00.

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13. That the property owners on Powell Street between Campbell Avenue and Raymour [sic] Street be notified to put up a suitable fence to prevent accidents on the property opposite Block 49; also that all dangerous places be fenced by the owners where required within the City Limits.
14. That the following accounts be paid:-
C. A. Stoess. Blue prints $7.50
A.D. McDonald, Alexander St: 46.00
John Telford, Hastings St. 38.48
Angus Fraser, Pender St. 114.52
J. Leatherdale, Sugar Refinery Wharf 9.29
15. That pending investigations into the charges preferred against Mr. Lawson by the City Engineer that no action be taken on the notice of dismissal sent Mr. Lawson by said Engineer.
Sgd S. Brighouse
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried.
Introduction of By-Laws.
Aldermen De Pencier introduced a By-Law to define the duties of the Police Commissioners which was read a first time.
Motions
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Second by “ McDowell
That the following account be paid.
B Romang etal [sic] Labor. $149.80
Carried
[vol 4 page 207]
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Chinese citizens to be buried separately – December 29, 1890, 7:30 pm

Chinese citizens to be buried separately – December 29, 1890, 7:30 pm

Chinese community granted separate plot in Cemetery. Telephones needed to connect the Sheriff’s office in Vancouver and in the New Westminster Courthouse to “facilitate the processes of the law.” A clock to be placed on the Market Building tower, cost not to exceed $60.00

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 166-173

[vol 4 page 166]
Vancouver December 29th 1890

The Council met on Monday December 29th 1890 at 7:30 P.M.
Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Doering.
The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

Communications
From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Company informing the Council that free water would be supplied to the fountain on Hastings Street and refunding $11.92 for previous rates paid to them. Filed.

From Chas. Slade asking that certain trees be cut down on 14th Av in Block 111, 301.  City Engineer.

From Chief of Police furnishing weekly report of Street Lights.  Filed.

From W.P. West making certain charges against the Pound Keeper.  Board of Works.

From Alfred Steigenberger asking that the City drain the water off his lot on 5th Av.  Board of Works.

From G.W. Thomas reporting on the Market Receipts.  Filed.

From A.J. Mouat, Secretary to the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library submitting his Report for A.D. 1890 and asking that a Committee be appointed to take charge.  Finance.

[vol 4 page 167]

From Wm H.H. Johnson asking for a bonus for a varnish factory.  Finance Committee.

Reports

Finance No. 32
The Finance Committee met on Friday December 26th 1890.

Present: Aldermen Browning, Garden and Costello.
It was resolved:
1.       That Geo. F. Baldwin and Charles Tetley be paid $300.00 each and Thos. F. McGuigan $300.00 less the amount already received by him from Park Commissioners in lieu of an increase of salary from the beginning of the present year and that in future they be paid $125.00 per month respectively in consideration of Geo. F. Baldwin performing the combined duties of Treasurer, Assessment Commissioner and Collector, Charles Tetley that of Accountant and Thos. F. McGuigan that of City Clerk and Secretary of the Park Board.

2.       That the following accounts be paid:
Drake, Jackson & Co, Law Costs                                                       $34.00
J.J. Blake, Legal Services                                                                       100.00
C.E. Pooley, Legal Services                                                                    75.00
Sgd. J.M. Browning
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.  Carried.

Crematory                                                                                                                                                         Report
Some time ago the Council authorized your Committee to conclude arrangements with Engle Sanitary & Cremation Co for the

[vol 4 page 168]

erection of a Crematory furnace in this City and also to obtain a site for the same in a suitable position.
In accordance with that resolution we invited Mr Engle to come to Vancouver and he arrived last Friday.
He met your Committee on Saturday and submitted plans and model for an improved furnace which will yield better results than the one which the Company tendered to build for $6000.
Though it will cost more to erect he states that the Company will give the benefit of their improved system to the City and will agree to abide by the price which they quoted.
He asks however that the Council will as the works progress make advances to the Company on account for wages and materials to an amount not exceeding $3000.00 in all and that the balance shall be held over after due trial. The furnace has worked to the complete satisfaction of the Council when it shall be paid. Your Committee think that this is a very fair and reasonable proposal and recommend it to the favourable consideration of the Council.
Sgd Malcom McLeod
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Horne
That the Report of the Crematory Committee be adopted.  Carried.

Works No. 36

The Works Committee met on Friday December 26th 1890.
Present: Aldermen Browning, Costello and Sentell. Alderman Browning in the Chair.

It was resolved:
1.       Re the Bunker Accounts

[vol 4 page 169]

That the whole matter be referred to the City Solicitor and the City Engineer conjointly to look into each individual case and that upon their joint certificate the City Treasurer be authorized to pay all recommended claims.
2.       That the City Engineer be empowered to spend $60.00 the amount in the estimates on a sidewalk on the south side of Burrard Street from Westminster Avenue to Dunlevy Avenue, the width of said sidewalk being decided by the City Engineer according to requirements.
3.       That Mr John Boultbee’s request on behalf of certain Chinese of the City be granted and that they be allowed a piece of land on the extreme southern limits of the present cemetery and having a length of the full width of said cemetery and depth enough to make one acre. The precise situation of the said piece of land to be decided by the City Engineer.
4.       That the tender of Bradshaw and Urquhart for the construction of a drain in the East Park be accepted with the understanding that the storm drain “No 1 b” be put in instead of the log drain “No 1 a” price $638.00.
5.       That the tender of Ch P Coulson for the supply of 1 Burford & Perkins 12 ton Steam Road Roller at 2 mos delivery, for the sum of $2883.00 be accepted.
6.       That the tender of Ch P Coulson for the supply of 1 Baxter’s Rock Crusher at 2 mos delivery for the sum of $2576.00 be accepted.
7.       That the tender of Thos Dunn & Co for the supply of 1 16 horse power steam engine be held over for the City Engineer to report on the most suitable class of engines and also pending the acceptance of tenders for granite road metal.
8.       That J.G. McDonald be allowed his claim of $66.00 for repairs to the City Wharf, the City looking to the City Wharf for repayment.
9.       That the City Engineer be instructed to have a box drain put in the lane in Block 53

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541 from Georgia Street towards Robson St.
10.   That the following accounts be paid:
H.B. Warren, Car fares etc.                                                                    $7.05
R. Hemphill, Fencing lots                                                                          7.50
A. Godfrey & Co, Supplies                                                                         4.50
Boyd & Clendenning, Centre St extra                                              525.00
11.   That the City Engineer be authorized to have a box drain put on the north side of Georgia Street from the St. Andrews Church to the east side of Homer Street at once.
Sgd. J. W. Horne
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the report.  Carried.

Alderman Horne was appointed Chairman.
Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That clauses 5 and 6 be laid over for two weeks for the consideration of the incoming Council.  Lost.

All the other clauses passed without amendment.
The Committee then rose and reported the Report complete without amendment.

Moved by Alderman Sentell
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.  Carried.

The Draft of the Agreement to arbitrate between the Vancouver Water Works Co and the City was produced and read over clause by clause.

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Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That the following words be inserted in one of the clauses in the agreement: “Notwithstanding the present works do not extend throughout the City of Vancouver”.  Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That in lieu of the words “necessary pressure” the words “to stand the pressure due to the height at which the dam is situated” be inserted in lieu thereof.  Lost.

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Doering
Be it resolved that the agreement drafted with reference to the purchase of the property, real and personal of every nature and kind whatsoever of the Vancouver Water Works Company by the City of Vancouver, be forwarded to that company with a request that it be duly executed by said company without delay as by Resolution of the Council the arbitration has to commence by the 15th January 1891.
And be it further resolved that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign same when so returned and affix the City Seal thereto.  Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That the Market Committee be instructed to place a clock in the Market Tower, cost not to exceed $600.00.  Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the following labor

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account be paid:
B. Romang et al                                                                $142.90
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the following account be paid:
E. Cook, foundation of Market scales                       $88.00
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay the City officials on the last day of this month instead of on the 1st of January to enable the accounts to be closed for the year.  Carried.

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That the offer of fifteen dollars a month from the Secretary of the Union Steam Ship Co for the dumping of garbage over their wharf be accepted for such time until the crematory is built.  Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
Whereas in order that the Sheriff’s officer at this place be in a position to promptly execute processes of law it is necessary that he have some speedy means of searching the Records at New Westminster, therefore be it resolved that this Council request the Honourable the Attorney General to at once have telephones placed in the Sheriff’s office in the City and also in New Westminster, in order that the business of said officer be facilitated for the good of the general public.  Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the following account be paid:
Henderson Directory Co, Book                                      $3.00
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the following account be paid:
A. Carwell, Towing pest house                                      $5.00
Carried.

The Council then adjourned to meet again at 10 A.M. on Monday the 5th of Jan 1891.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

City Market rents established – October 13, 1890

City Market rents established – October 13, 1890

Rents for the new City Market – five cents per front foot per day for a stall in the market building for a period of one month or more (six cents if for a period of less than one month, twenty cents per day for an outside stall or stand, ten cents per day for each horse, mule, cow, steer, ox or calf brought to sell, five cents per day for each sheep, lamb, hog, or pig. Correspondence from Miss Bowes asking Council to provide a separate apartment in the Jail for female prisoners. Board of Works…”strongly urge[s] the Council to… get rid of the present and rapidly increasing number of squatters along the shore of Burrard Inlet and False Creek.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 66-28

Vancouver Oct. 13th 1890

The Council met on Monday August [sic] 13, 1890 at 7.30 P.M.

Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Doering.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.

From George T. Craig requesting Council to have water course on Seventh Avenue in 264A put in its proper location.
Board of Works.

From M.J. Henry et al asking Council not to interfere with Westminster Road as at present located.

Board of Works.

From Geo. McKay, Pound Keeper furnishing his Monthly Report.

Filed

From W.J. Gallagher asking for a sidewalk on Hornby Street between Georgia & Dunsmuir.

Board of Works.

From Thos. Whetham et al petitioning for the clearing of District Lot 184.

Board of Works.

From Wm. Prentice requesting Council to spend the balance of the Sugar Refinery appropriation in clearing the boulders on the foreshore in front of the Co.’s wharf.

Sugar Refinery Committee

From the Miss M.S. Woodward asking for two weeks leave of absence.

Filed

From E. Mohun Esq. C.E. notifying the Council that all sewerage plans etc were left in the City office

Finance Committee.

From C.V. Knowdell et al praying for the improvement of the lane in Block 113, District Lot 541.

Board of Works.

From John Devine et al petitioning for the improvement of Princess St. between Jackson and Carl Avs.
Board of Works.

From A. Descovitch asking for the use of the Market Hall on the 23rd of Oct. and every second Thursday during the season for a Dance Hall.
Market Committee

From C.B. Birchall thanking the Council for the use of the Council Chambers for the British Columbia Building Association.
Filed.

From A. St. G. Hamersley advising the Council to tender the Vancouver Improvement Co. $15,000.00 for the Sugar Refinery Site and the return of the conveyance duly executed and stating that there was no necessity to pay interest.
Finance.

From F.M. Blomquist asking for the use of the Market Hall for a ball on the 30th inst.

Market Committee.

From Miss Bowes asking Council to provide a separate apartment in the Jail for female prisoners.

Police Committee.

From Halley Bros. + Granville, Montreal informing Council that they had perfected arrangements with the Hon Adam Brown M.P. Commissioner for Canada to exhibit by stereopticon process views of the various cities of the Dominion at the coming exhibition at Jamaica. His Worship read a copy of a letter in reply to the above communication.

From H.E. McKee President of the Street Ry Co asking for an answer to his letter of the second inst. regarding the extension of the track up Westminster Av.

Mr. McKee appeared by permission before the bar of the Council and explained certain points in connection therewith.

Reports.

Works No 28.

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 2nd 1890.

Present Aldermen Sentell, Browning, Costello and Horne.
It was recommended:-

1 That permission be not granted to John White to exhibit his photos on the sidewalk as it is contrary to By-Law.

2 That the communication from James McGeer re straightening the Westminster Road be referred to the City Engineer and City Solicitor for their report:

3 That Messrs Woods, Turner + Gamble be employed to assist the City Engineer to locate Westminster Road where disputed from 12th Av to the City Boundary, James McGeer agreeing to pay half of the cost of same.

4 That there are no funds available for grading the lane in Block 63, 541 as petitioned for by Gallagher et al.

5 That the City Clerk be instructed to notify the sureties of Messrs Murray + Fraser to carry out the contracts left uncompleted by them.

6 That the following accounts be paid:-

Queen Bros. Hack hire etc. $28.50

Boyd + Clandenning [sic] Centre St: 3366.00

do Labor 3.00

do Smithe St: 799.20

do Hornby St: 43.63

Alex McDonald. Burrard St: $648.00

Wm. Jones. Hornby St: 456.53

Van Water Works Co. Connections 564.85

McDonald + Lloyd. Westminster Av. 531.00

Murray + Fraser, South Park. 206.10

do 12th av Bridge. 228.96

D.J. McDonald. 13th av. 429.70

J.P. Lawson Expenses 1.50

M.A. Harvey. Hack hire. 3.00

E.R. Martin “ “ 2.50

Rose + Marshall, Sewers. 126.27

John Telford. Homer St: 519.41

“ do Drake St: 180.90

W.D. Hobson. Robson St. 144.91

Hugh Hamilton. Cemetery 260.50

McLean Bros. Culverts etc 167.28

A. Parker. Salary. 55.00

C.H. Lloyd. Bute + Jervis Sts. 859.50

McDonald + Barton, Hastings Park. 1161.00

7 That the following contracts be awarded:-

Street numbering. J. Henderson

Basement drain in Block 4 O.G.T. [?] H. Connacher but that the City Engineer first ascertain if vitrified pipe connections can be obtained either here or in Victoria.

8 That the services of John P. Lawson be retained as assistant City Engineer for the present – in place of Mr. Dawson and that Mr. Dawson be retained to assist in the office until such time as the office becomes organized.

9 That the City Engineer enter into an agreement with Boyd + Clandenning [sic] to gravel part of Westminster Avenue where the planks were lifted at a rate not exceeding $2.00 per cubic yard delivered on the Street, and that they commence work at once.

10 That the Chief of Police be notified to have the building on the South end of Burrard Street removed at once and also that this Committee would strongly urge the Council to take immediate steps to co-operate with the Board of Trade and C.P.R. Co towards getting rid of the present and rapidly increasing number of squatters along the shore of Burrard Inlet and False Creek and the consequent loss to the revenue of the City from so many being exempt from taxation who are in receipt of good wages but in no way contribution go the City’s expenses.

11 That the Street Car track on Westminster av south of False Creek be laid on the west of the street between the street drain and the sidewalk.

12 That tenders be called for the construction of a box drain on Gore avenue from Harris Street to False Creek the expense to taken out of other works.

13 That a basement drain be constructed in Block 3 O.G.T. as petitioned for by Thos. Dunn et al.

14 That permission be granted to Messrs Town + Robinson to extend the foundation of their hotel building to the full width of the sidewalk on Abbott St; they guaranteeing to build proper retaining walls, arched vaults and concrete sidewalks with glass lights and that the true grade be given them.

15 That there are no funds available for the sidewalking of Barclay St as petitioned for by W.G. Elliott et al.

16 That the communication of G. Lockerbie re the renting of the new market hall for church purposes be referred to the Market Committee.

17 A communication was received from H.T. Ceperley on behalf of the Street Ry Co. stating that the Co is willing to construct an open extension to the Granville St. Bridge suitable for its Ry Track from a point about 20 feet South of the South end of the Swing to the South end of the bridge, provided the City will refund one half of the cost thereof and will permit the track to be laid across the swing and on the present bridge from the swing to the North end thereof as show by the enclosed sketch.
We recommend that his offer be accepted with the understanding that no cars shall enter upon the bridge from the North end, while any conveyance is upon that part of the bridge north of the south end of the swing nor shall they pass any conveyance from the south while any conveyance is upon the said north end of the bridge.

The Committee met again on Thursday October 9th 1890.
Present Aldermen Horne, Doering and Sentell.

It was recommended:-

1 That Messrs Anderson and Yerex the sureties of Messrs Murray + Fraser be notified that Murray + Fraser’s contract has been abandoned by them and that sureties take over same and complete it and also that the Engineer be authorized to enter into an agreement with them to date two weeks back when the original resolution was passed by the Board of Works.

2 That H.I. Keefer be paid the balance of the contract money retained on the Market house.

3 That the City Engineer be authorized to enter into a new contract with C.H. Lloyd for grading Haro St. as per amended graded.

4 That John Brenton be authorized to get locks for the sewer flush tanks manholes and ventilators where required.

5 That Joseph Huntly notify Messrs Crean and Fleming that permission will be granted to them to erect an addition to their building on Water Street if it is permitted by by-law.

6 That the City Engineer obtain the necessary Y’s for the basement drain in Block 3 O.G.T. and for the Sewerage extension near Messrs Cambie, Rand + Keith’s residences.

7 That the City Engineer arrange to repair Gore Avenue between Oppenheimer + Hastings Strs.

8 That the grade on Bute St. between Georgia and Alberni Strs as proposed by the City Engineer be altered to suit existing stone wall.

9 That the following accounts be paid:-

Wm. Tierney. Robson St: $768.81

D. Gibbons. Prince Edward St. 108.53

D.H. Morgan. do. 111.17

do 12th av. 27.50

do Victoria St: 184.25

McDonald + Lloyd. Westminster Av. 383.10

Muir + Johnson. Lane in B28, 541. 185.65

do. Box drain in gulley 185. 204.87

Boyd + Clandenning. Sugar Refinery Site 1298.00

Arthur Balkwill. Bute St: 46.20

C.H. Lloyd. Bute + Jervis Sts 455.49

H. Connacher. Keefer St: 435.56

S.T. Tilley. Stationery. 1.25

Leatherdale + Smith. Buggy hire 3.00

Sgd. J.W. Horne.
Chairman.
Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Doering

That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the Report.

Carried.
Alderman Horne was appointed Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Fox

That clause 3 relating to Westminster Road be struck out.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman McLeod

That Clause 11 relating to the laying of the Street Car track on Westminster Av be amended and that the track be laid as per contract.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That Clause 17 relating to the laying of the track across Granville St. bridge be laid over for one week.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Sentell.

That Clause 2 of the Report of Oct. 9th be struck out.

Carried.

The Committee then rose and reported the Report as complete with amendments.

Moved by Alderman Sentell
Seconded by “ McLeod.

That the Report as amended be adopted.
Carried.

F.W. + L. No 13.

The F.W. + L. Committee met on Wednesday October 8th 1890
Present Aldermen Fox, Garden and Carroll.
It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-
H. McConney. Drayage. $3.00

John Sciutto. Supplies. 14.50

Jacob Sehl. “ 1.15

Van Gas Co. Gas. 19.25

G.H. Bayley. Horse shoeing. 2.00

2 This Committee having instructed the Chief of the Fire Department to test the hydrant pressure, we find by his report that only twenty three are efficient for fire purposes and would therefore recommend that the Vancouver Water Works Co. be tendered payment for that number dating from the 7th of August 1889 at 50 per annum each.

3 That an electric light of 2000 candle power be erected on the corner of 12th av + Quebec Sts as petitioned for.

4 That an advertisement be inserted in each of the local papers for one week, giving the location and numbers of the fire alarm boxes and further that said papers insert an item drawing attention to the ad.
sgd J.M. Fox
Chairman.
Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Doering.

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

Carried.

Finance No 25.

The Finance Committee met on Friday October 3rd 1890.

Present Alderman Browning, Garden, Costello and Fox.
It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

R.E. Gosnel. Pamphlets. $500.00

Wm. Crickmay. Rent: 35.00

News Advertiser. Printing 17.50

C. Nelson. Toilet paper. 1.50

Stephen Green. Messenger. 4.00

Daily Journal. 9.00

H. Hemlow. Salary 60.00

S.T. Tilley Stationery 39.25

H.E. Croasdaile. Guarantee Bond. 62.50

2 That E. Mohun be asked to hand over to the City Engineer Mr. Warren all plans, maps, books etc in connection with the City Sewerage system and furnish and Inventory of the same.

3 That payment of land purchased by the City from the Vancouver Improvement Co as a site for the British Columbia Sugar Refinery amounting to $15,000.00 be made upon delivery of a deed approved by the City Solicitor and declared by him to be in every way satisfactory and in accordance with the resolutions of the Council and should the City Solicitor be of the opinion that the Improvement Co is entitled to interest upon the above sum, the same shall be tendered along with the principal, as may be recommended by him.
sgd J.M. Browning
Chairman.

The Committee met again on Friday October 10th 1890.

Present Aldermen Fox, Garden and Costello.
Alderman Fox in the Chair.

It was resolved that the following accounts be paid:

Telephone Co. $23.00

C.P. Telegraph Co. 9.16

and accounts of the Board of Works and Fire Water and Light Committees

sgd J.M. Fox
Chairman [unreadable].
Moved by Alderman Costello.
Seconded by “ Fox
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Carried.

Market. No 1.

The Market Committee met on Friday October 3td at 11 a.m. + Friday October 13th at 2.30. P.M.
Alderman Garden was appointed Chairman at the first meeting.
It was recommended

1 Rental of Stalls and Stands.

Five cents per front foot for space occupied in Market building for each market day for any period of one month or over.

2 Six cents per front foot for space occupied in Market building for each market day for periods of less than one month.

3 Twenty cents per day for each day during which any outside stall, or stand for any wagon or cart shall be occupied or used on the market-place.

4 Ten cents per day or part of day shall be charged for each horse, mule cow, bull, steer, ox or calf brought to the market place for trade, barter or sale.

5 Five cents per day or part of day shall be charged for each sheep, lamb, hog, or pig brought to the market-place for trade, barter or sale.

Weighing Fees.

1 Five cents shall be charged for each load of coal.

2 Grains or meats for weighing same.
5 cents for all amounts up to 500 lbs
10 cents for “ “ “ “ 1000 “
15 cents “ “ “ over 1000 “

3 15 cents for each load of hay or straw weighed.

4 For each live animal weighed other than sheep or hogs five cents shall be charged.

5 For sheep or hogs up to 5 in number 5 cents for the lot; for all over 5 in number 3 cts each head.

The Market Clerk to act in the capacity of Weigh Clerk.

That the form of lease and agreement as drawn up by the City Solicitor be adopted and that 100 of same be ordered prescribed for use.

That tenders be called for the leasing of the upper story [sic] of the market building, applicants to state fully their terms of rental and conditions of proposed lease.

That G.W. Thomas be recommended for appointment to the Council as Clerk of the Market at a salary of $75.00 per month, duties to commence on Thursday the 16th [unreadable].

That the Board of Works be instructed to have the roof of the Market building repaired.

That the Market be lighted with electricity and that the Street Railway and Light Co be authorized to proceed with the installation of the required number of lights subject to the directions of the Committee.

That the Cellar of the Market be rented at the rate of 3 cents per foot on each side of the passage way for periods under six months and 2 cents per foot for periods of six months or over.

That the Market By-Law and regulations be published for the information of the public

sgd
James F. Garden
Chairman.
Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by “ Doering.

That the Clause relating to calling for tenders for the leasing of the Market Hall be struck out.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by “ Sentell.

That the Clause relating to the appointment of G.W. Thomas be struck out and the applicants balloted for in the usual way.

Moved in Amendment by Ald Horne
Seconded by Alderman McLeod.

That all of the applications be produced and considered this evening by Council Amendment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by “ Garden

That the Report as amended be adopted.

Carried.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the appointment of a Market Clerk with Alderman Fox in the Chair.

The names of the applicants were read over and their testimonials perused.

After a number of Ballots were taken Mr. G.W. Thomas was declared elected.

The Committee then rose and reported the appointment to Council.

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by “ Costello.

That G.W. Thomas be appointed Market Clerk at a salary of $75.00 per month duties to commence on the 16th inst.
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws.

Alderman Fox introduced a By-Law to regulate the selection of the officers and employees of the City of Vancouver, which was read a first time.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Horne.
Seconded by “ Doering.

That the following labor accounts be paid:-

R. Romang et al. $111.80

R. Romang et al. 113.64
Carried.
Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the request of Mr. Blomquist on behalf of the Knights of Pythias, asking for the use of the Market Hall for the 30th Oct. be granted, at such fee as the Council or Committee may arrange.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman McLeod.
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the Market Hall be set aside after the 30th Oct. for the use of the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library to be used by that Institution as a public reading room, art gallery and Museum; also that a grant of $100.00 be made monthly to defray the running expenses of the institution, such grant being $35.00 per month in addition to the present monthly grant.

Lost.
Aye. Costello, Horne + McLeod.
Nay. Garden, Carroll, Doering, Fox, + Sentell.

Moved by Alderman Carroll.
Seconded by “ McLeod.

That Miss Woodward be granted a holiday of two weeks duration dating from the 14th of the present month on condition that she has already received the Matron’s permission.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Horne.
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That Alderman McLeod be appointed a member of the Board of Works during the absence of Alderman Costello.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McLeod.
Seconded by “ Fox.

That the Chairman of the Board of the Board of Works be requested to submit a statement for the information of the Council showing the amount of money expended in each work on public improvements; also contracts awarded but not yet paid for.

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Sentell
Seconded by “ Fox

That the Hill on Hastings St. between Jackson Avenue and Carl Av be cut to the proper grade according to profile.
Disallowed.

Notice of Motion.

Alderman Carroll gave notice that at next regular meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to amend the Fire Limits By-Law.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

City buildings to be numbered – September 15, 1890

Board of Works to undertake contract with Mr. Henderson to number all the buildings in the city, “provided the cost does not exceed 25 cents for each set of numbers.” The Finance Committee reports that “…a general view (photograph) of Vancouver on a large scale can be got up for about $150.” A number of deficiencies in the new Market Building were listed. It was agreed to hold back $175 from account with Mr. Keefer pending completion. George McKay appointed pound keeper in place of W.P. West, dismissed, and that a “distinguishing badge be furnished him”

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original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 40-51

[volume 4 page 40]

Vancouver Sept 15th 1890
The Council met on Monday September 15th 1890.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, Costello and McLeod.

The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From E. Mohun Esq Sanitary Engineer furnishing report on completion of sewers etc. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W. Bredemeyer asking Council to entrust him with the custody of the City flags etc. Filed.

From Mrs. E. Gold asking permission to make two openings in the sidewalk on Water Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From A.N. Richards Q.C. giving opinion as to liability of the City for lowering grades. Referred to Board of Works.

From J.O. Le Cappillain et al asking that the lane in Block 2, Subdivision 185 be graded. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Harbor Master informing the Council that he was clothed with full authority regarding giving directions for the unloading of ballast etc. Referred to Board of Health.

From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water

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Works Co enclosing accounts for lowering water pipes on Oppenheimer and Princess Streets. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Blake and Magee asking Council to pay for 11 hogs belonging to Lee Chung which were killed by the Police. Referred to the City Solicitor.

From James McGeer asking Council to give instructions to have Westminster Road properly located between Blocks 133 A & E. Referred to Board of Works.

From W.P West Pound Keeper demanding an investigation of the charges preferred against him. Filed.

From D. G. McDonald asking the Council to grade or sidewalk Front Street in 200 A. Referred to Board of Works.

From Deane & Searle et al asking to have the box drain in Block 4 O.G.T. connected with the box drain on Abbott Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From James Henderson offering to put up House Numbers as per sample for 25 cts for each house or store number. Filed.

Reports

F.W. & L. No 12
The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday Sept 10th 1890.
Present: Aldermen Fox, Carroll, McLeod

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and Garden.
It was resolved:
1. That a light be not located on the corner of Gore Avenue and Prior St.
2. That the Chief of the Fire Department be instructed to report upon the working pressure of each hydrant.
3. That James Moran be appointed permanent fireman in place of Alex Montgomery resigned. Such appointment to date from the 1st day of September.
4. That A.W. Cameron engineer at fire hall No 1 be removed to Fire Hall No 2, and J. Cooper now at Fire Hall No 2, to Fire Hall No 1.
5. That one week’s holiday be granted to the Firemen, same to be arranged by the Chief; not more than one man to be away at one time.
6. That the street lighting account for July and August be paid, but that paid lights be not considered as accepted by the City under the contract until tested.
7. That the following accounts be paid:
C.M. Hawley, Repairs $5.80
G.H. Bagley, Horse shoeing 5.00
Electric Ry & Light Co, Street lights 1956.00
Vancouver Gas Co, Gas etc. 33.00
Tye & Co, Supplies 18.28
Crowder & Penzer, Supplies 65.82
I. Forbes, Horse shoeing 4.50
R.C.P. Mills Co, Supplies 26.38
Creighton, Fraser & Co, Supplies 1.15
F.D. Gross, Supplies 2.00
C. Gardner Johnson, Supplies 49.10
Van Water Works Co, Supplies 301.05
Sgd J.M. Fox, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

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Finance No 24
The Finance Committee met on Friday September 12th 1890.
Present: Aldermen Browning, Costello and Garden.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
H.B. Lewis, Mounting map etc. 55.00
Telephone Co, Rent 23.00
Citizen’s P&P Co, Ad 11.64
The Globe Printing Co, Ad 36.00
2. That the action of the Mayor in carrying to a successful issue the sale of $100000 worth of Vancouver debentures at a premium of $354, be approved of, and that the City’s cheque for 201.95 be forwarded to J.C. Keith Esq in payment of exchange, insurance and postage on said bonds.
3. That the City Auditor’s salary be increased to $30.00 per month to date from the 1st of September 1890.
4. That the accounts from the Health, FW & L, and Board of Works Committees be confirmed for payment.
We beg to report that a general view of Vancouver on a large scale can be got up for about $150.00 which would be suitable for sending to the Jamaica Exhibition.
Sgd J. M. Browning, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No 25

The Board of Works met on Thursday September 11th 1890.

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Present: Aldermen Horne, Browning, Sentell and Costello

It was recommended:
1. That W.P. West the pound keeper be discharged at once and a new pound keeper appointed and that Aldermen Costello and Sentell be appointed a sub-committee to make the selection and that they suggest that he wear some distinguishing badge of authority.
2. That a sub-committee consisting of Aldermen Horne, Costello and Sentell be appointed to examine the Market building to see if it is completed in accordance with the specifications and to examine the account for extras and if same is found to be correct to report to the Council on Monday the 15th inst and that the Council be requested to make an intermediate settlement.
3. That an arrangement be entered into with Mr. Henderson for numbering all the buildings in the City provided the cost does not exceed 25 cents for each set numbers.
4. That a temporary 3 ft sidewalk be laid on Robson Street from Broughton to Bute with old plank if obtainable, until the street is graded.
5. That a sub-committee composed of Aldermen Horne and Costello be appointed, with all the powers conferred on the Board of Works to act in the matter of the grades on Westminster Avenue and Granville St South.
6. That permission be not granted to Thos. D. Cyrs to erect a veneered building on Water Street, it being contrary to the Fire Limit By-Law.
7. That the sidewalk on Bute Street be built from Georgia to Robson, instead of from Georgia to Pender.
8. That the Chairman of the Police Committee instruct the Chief of Police to notify all the contractors doing City work that blasting, endangering life and property is contrary

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to By-Law and strictly prohibited.
9. That tenders be called for the cutting down of Hastings Street from Carl Avenue west about 250 feet and that the material so excavated be used to fill up Powell Street between Dunlevy Avenue and Campbell Avenue.
10. That the City Engineer be authorized to put on men to clean up the streets and lanes where necessary and that the piles of gravel now piled on the side of Powell Street be carried away and spread on the Market Grounds and that the balance of the Market Grounds be gravelled as far as the appropriation will go.
11. That Messrs Boyd & Clandenning be paid 10 cts a cubic yard for about 700 yards of earth excavated from the cellar of the proposed Bank of B.C. and delivered where directed by the Board of Works; such earth to be spread at the City’s expense.
12. That the following contracts be awarded:
Seymour St grading H. Connacher
Hornby Street sidewalk Wm Jones
13. That the following accounts be paid:
Wm Tierney, Haro St $285.78
Wm Tierney, Robson St 490.73
James King, Prior St 305.10
J.P. Lawson, St Ry Fares 6.00
D. McGillivray, Granville St Bridge 89.41
R.C. Planing Mills Co 11.67
Godfrey & Co 4.50
Hugh Macartney .50
J. W. Horne, Chairman

The Board of Works in accordance with the resolution passed by the Council on Monday the 8th inst, authorizing them to stop the grading now going on upon Westminster Avenue and Granville Street South and empowering them to consult them to consult [sic] such engineers or other practical parties with a view of ascertaining how the ob

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jectionable grades can best be overcome and to take such action as they deem fit in the matter met as a sub-committee on Friday September 12th at 9:30 P.M.

Present: Aldermen Horne and Costello, the City Engineer and Messrs R.P. Cook and A. G. Ferguson as consulting engineers.
The streets were carefully gone over and the plans and profiles in connection with the work now going on thoroughly examined. The Committee resolved to make the grades on the cross streets 2 ft in 66 feet and to make the average grade on Westminster Avenue 7 ½ per cent and on Granville Street South an average of 8 per cent.

The Sub-Committee appointed to look over the Market building before accepting the same met at said building on Saturday September 13th at 1:30 P.M.
Present: Aldermen Costello and Sentell, the City Engineer, the City Clerk and Mr. Dawson, the architect.
The plans and specifications were examined in detail and your committee while reporting the work done generally to their satisfaction would beg to report that the following works have not been carried out as mentioned in the specifications:
1. Air grates in cellar omitted.
2. Stairs to cellar left out; cost deducted from final account.
3. Only half of the top sash of the windows down stairs made to open as specified and some unprovided with cords.
4. Same as to windows upstairs.
5. Sliding door at rear of building, single boarded and 2 ½ inches frame instead of being diagonally double boarded and is unprovided with swing bar.
6. Front sliding door in same condition.
7. One butt short on each of the side doors

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but 2. 5 in butts replace 3. 4 inch butts mentioned in specifications.
8. Door to cellar not diagonally double boarded and hasp fastening too light.
9. Rails and ballusters of stairs fir instead of cedar.

In all other respects we find the building in accordance with the specifications.
In regard to the final estimates and extras claimed we would recommend that $175.00 be held back pending the valuation of the omissions above mentioned and one item in the extras on which the Committee has not been satisfied and that the balance be paid over and further that a competent man be appointed to report upon the actual worth of the items omitted.
And further that Messrs Sansom and Dawson be paid the balance of their account.

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That the Council into Committee of the Whole on the Report. Carried.

Alderman Costello was appointed Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That clause the [sic] of the Report relating to the putting up of street numbers be eliminated and referred back to the Board of Works with power to act. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That clause 10 relating to the carting away of the gravel piled on Powell Street to the Market ground be amended to provide for the spreading of the gravel on another portion of Powell St. Motion lost:

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Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That clause 12 of the Report be amended by adding the following clause: “That the contract for the grading of Victoria Street be awarded to H. Connacher at 37 cts a lineal foot.”

Moved by Alderman Browning in amendment
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the grading of said street be carried out as far as the appropriation will allow. Amendment withdrawn, motion lost, and clause allowed to stand as read.
All of the other clauses were passed as read. The Committee then rose and reported the Report complete with amendments.

Moved by Alderman Sentell
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That the Report be adopted as amended. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the following labor account be paid:
B. Romang et al, Street work $170.45 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That we recommend to the Citizens of Vancouver the advisability of turning out en masse to attend the Agricultural Exhibition to be held in New Westminster on the 24th, 25th and 26th inst as

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an encouragement to such exhibitions. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the City Engineer be requested to look into the matter of properly protecting all of the young shade trees in the City and report cost of same to the next meeting of the Board of Works, and that the Street Inspector be requested to count all the trees living and report to the engineer. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That in accordance with the Report of the Sub Committee of the Board of Works that Messrs Sansom & Dawson be paid $387.04 their final commission for superintending the construction of the Market building and that H.F. Keefer be paid the final payment and extras claimed less $175.00 to be retained until the Committee is further satisfied on certain points. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That George McKay be appointed pound keeper in place of W.P. West dismissed, the salary to be same as W.P. West, the duties to commence on the 16th day of September 1890, and that a distinguishing badge be furnished him. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That Dr. Bredemeyer be authorized to retain possession of flags etc on behalf of the City, now under his care to be ready at hand when required for public use. Carried.

[volume 4 page 50]

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the City Engineer be authorized to call for tenders for grading Victoria Street 18 feet wide. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That the contract for grading Victoria Street be awarded to H. Connacher as per tender at 37 cts per foot for 10000 feet.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the matter be referred back to the Board of Works.
Amendment lost by casting vote of Mayor.
Motion lost: Yeas Fox, McLeod, Sentell. Nays Carroll, Garden, Costello, Browning and Horne.

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That Mr. E. Mohun’s communication to Council on the sewerage question be printed for the information of the public. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That in the future any grades before being adopted as the final and official grades of any street in the City be reported on by the Board of Works and that the City Engineer lay profiles and levels before that Board and that they confer with him and recommend to the Council the most advisable grades for their adoption or decision. Carried.

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carroll gave notice that at the next regular meeting of this Council

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he would introduce the following Motion: “That in the opinion of this Council it is expedient and just that a By-Law should be introduced and passed by the Council exempting the improvements upon real property from taxation.”

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That the Council stand adjourned until Wednesday at 2 P.M. Carried.

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

Council carefully review market by-laws – September 9, 1890

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston
and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 39 only

[volume 4 page 39]

Vancouver September 9th 1890

The Council met on Tuesday September 9th 1890.
Present: Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod and Costello.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That Alderman Browning be appointed Chairman. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Sentell
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law governing and regulating the Market House and Place. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the Market By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

Alderman Sentell was appointed Chairman of the Committee of the Whole.

Forty clauses of the By-Law were read in Committee after which it rose and asked leave to sit again.

The Chairman resumed the Chair after which the Council adjourned to meet again on Wednesday Sept 10th at 4 P.M.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Mr. Clark donates park to Vancouver – August 26, 1889

Architects Sansom and Danson win $100 prize for their plan for the City Market. After a presentation from Mr. Sansom, it was agreed to situate the market 16 ft. back from Westminster Ave (now Main Street). The Deed of Conveyance from Mr. E. J. Clark of Toronto was received for Clark Park.

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

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 109-114

[volume 3 page 109]

Vancouver Aug 26, 1889

The Council met on Monday, August 26 1889 at 8 P.M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Hon. A. N. Richards asking Council to forward cheque for $25.00 his fee for opinion on the Mayor’s right to vote in Committees. Referred to Finance Committee.

From S. McHugh et al praying that Cordova Street between Carrall and Abbott be made passible on the South Side. Referred to the Board of Works.

From I. B. Spring asking council to have a building projecting into the lane in Block 5, 196 moved back. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of communication re water for fire purpose and informing council that his Co were prepared to enter into an Agreement for a continuous supply. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

Reports

F. W. & L. No 15

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Friday August 23rd to receive the application

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For positions on the paid Fire Department.

A full meeting was present.
The applications were read but no appointments were made as the Board wished to interview each applicant personally.

The Board then adjourned to meet on Wednesday the 28th inst at 2 P. M.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Report of the F. W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 24

The Finance Committee met on Friday August 23rd 1889.

Present Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Costello.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

S. Brighouse Charter refund $15.00
Thomson Bros. Stationery 2.00
News Advertiser 16.35
S. T. Tilley Stationery 11.05

2. That the Report of the Board of Works read at the last meeting of Council be approved of.

3. That the City’s Bank account be changed from the Bank of British Columbia to the Bank of British North America.

Alderman Salsbury dissenting.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the last clause in the Report of the Finance Committee be eliminated. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Balance of the Report be adopted. Carried.

Works No 23

The Board of Works met on Friday August 23rd 1889.

Present Alderman Brighouse, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend:

1. That the following contracts be awarded:

Seymour St. 3 ft. sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Seymour St. 6 ft. sidewalk A. D. McDonald
Haro St 6 ft. sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Hornby St. 3 ft. sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Nelson St. 6 ft. sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Princess St. 6 ft. sidewalk McDonald & Barton

2. That tenders be called for the following works:

3 ft. sidewalk on Gore Avenue.
3 ft. sidewalk on Lansdowne St.
Crossings on Westminster Ave. at Princess St.
3 ft. sidewalk on Quebec St.
Grading of 12 Av from Quebec to Ontario
Sidewalking 12 Av from Quebec to Ontario
Grading and Sidewalking Seventh Ave. from Westminster to Quebec St.
Sidewalking Seventh Ave. from Westminster Ave. to Prince Edward St. Grading Hamilton St. from Georgia to Robson

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Six ft. Sidewalk on Hamilton Street from Georgia to Robson, petitioners to pay the difference between it and the cost of a 3 ft. sidewalk
Grading and sidewalking Homer Street from Georgia to Robson
3 ft. sidewalk on Richards Street from Drake to Helmcken
Sidewalk on Alberni Street 3 ½ Blocks
Grading lanes in Blocks 34, 35 & 36, 541
Sidewalk on Eveleigh Street
Grading Homer Street from Drake to Helmcken
Sidewalking Homer Street from Drake to Helmcken
Six ft. sidewalk on Robson Street from Burrard West

3. That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and Report upon the grading of the lane in
Block 12, 196; upon the grading and filling of the Streets at the crossing of Dunsmuir and Howe Streets as petitioned for by Jos Couture; upon the grading of the lane in Block 10, 196 and upon the grading and bridging of 8th Ave. East of Westminster.

4. That Messrs Sansom & Danson be paid $100.00 for their prize plan of the Market building.

5. That the City Engineer call for tenders for the construction of a basement drain from Columbia Av to Cambie Street.

6. That Granville Street be graded and gravelled on the West side of the Street Railway from the Hotel Vancouver to Dunsmuir St.

7. That the following accounts be paid

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Boyd & Clandening, Westminster Road $1,425.51 H. Connacher, Georgia St. etc. 317.40
D. J. McDonald, Gravel 11,444.93 P. Atkinson et al Street Work 22.40

8. That J. J. Brooks be appointed Pound Keeper at a Salary of $26.00 per month.

9. That the Board of Works hereafter meet on Saturday at 2 o’clock and that if any members for a particular reason desire a change of the date or hour that each member of the Committee be notified in writing.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Costello. That a six ft. sidewalk be laid on Princess Street from Dunlevy Ave. to Jackson Avenue and that the Board of Works Report be amended in that respect. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That Mr. Sansom, Architect be allowed to address the Council Showing the advantage of setting the Market building 16 feet back from Westminster Avenue. Carried.

Mr. Sansom then addressed the Council on the subject after which it was moved

[volume 3 page 114]

By Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Market building be set back 16 feet from Westminster Avenue on line of lane in rear. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Whetham. That this Council recommends of the Executive Committee the British Columbia Exhibit Association the appointment of James Codville as our representative at Toronto in connection with said exhibit. Carried.

The Deed of Conveyance from E. J. Clark of Toronto donating 7 ½ acres in 264A for an Athletic Park was read.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Costello. That we approve of the terms of the deed submitted by Mr. E. J. Clark and accept the lands mentioned therein on the terms therein contained. Carried.

Ayes 5, Nays 2.

Notice of Motion

Alderman McConnell gave notice that he would at next meeting of Council introduce a motion to cancel the bonus of $25,000 offered to the B.C. Smelting Co also that their deposit of $5,000 be forfeited and placed to the credit of the City.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Sansom & Dawson win City Market contract – July 22, 1889

Sansom & Dawson win City Market contract – July 22, 1889

Sansom and Dawson’s plan for the City Market selected. Committees established to deal with the Reading Room and to meet with the Street Railway Company. Water service must be extended to Mount Pleasant for “fire and household purposes.” Council agrees that Vancouver purchase the wharf, if the voters approve.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 67-75

[volume 3 page 67]

Vancouver July 22nd 1889

The Council met on Monday July 22nd 1889 at 8 P. M.

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

Communications

From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken notifying Council that they did not intend to proceed further in the prohibition cases of Power, Frick and Boehlofsky. Referred to Finance Committee.

From H. Abbott Esq acknowledging receipt of communication from Council re North Arm Road and asking for a copy of the communication where the company undertook to gravel the road.
The Clerk was instructed to furnish Mr. Abbott with a copy of his undertaking.

From D. B. Charleson refusing to repair Ninth Av Bridge. Referred to City Solicitor.

From A. J. Monath Secretary Vancouver Reading Room, asking the Council to take the Reading Room under its Management.

From Shurty & Tobin offering to furnish detailed estimates of cost of Electric Light plant for $50.00. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From W. A. Cumyow asking for a Settlement of his account. Referred to Finance Committee.

[volume 3 page 68]

From Ed Johnston et al praying that Davie Street be graded from Granville to Richards Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From James B. Kennedy et al asking for Sidewalks on the Hamilton & Dunsmuir Streets. Referred to Board of Works.

From Walter C. Hargraves et al praying that the lane in Block 8, 541 be graded. Referred to Board of Works.

Reports

Wharf Committee

We the Committee appointed by the Council of the City of Vancouver to consider the advisability of purchasing the structure known as the City Wharf recommend to the Council the purchase of said Wharf at a price to be fixed by the City Engineer and Mr. W. H. Armstrong and we recommend that a By-Law be prepared for submission to the Electors to provide the necessary funds for said purchase at the price or sum fixed by said City Engineer and said Armstrong.

Sgd. W. J. Brewer, Chairman

Vancouver July 18th 1889

The City Engineer and W. H. Armstrong reported as follows:

We the undersigned having been appointed to examine and value the City Wharf beg to report as follows:

Expended in construction $2,453.00
Depreciation in value 50% 1,226.50
$1,226.50
Approach No of feet B. M. 73,997
Main Wharf feet B. M. 142,954

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Value at $18.00 per M. $4,086
Warehouse & Shed 420
$4,506
Depreciation in Value 25% 1,126.50
$3,379.50

Total Present Value
Piles $1,226.50
Approach of Main Wharf 3,379.50
Gravel Slip 150
Boat Slip 50
Slip to Ferry Boat 100
Total $4,906

Amount required to put the wharf in good repair $1,100

Sgd. John P. Lawson
Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Mason. That the report of the Wharf Committee be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 19

The Finance Committee met on Friday July 19th 1889.

Present Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham, Clark and Costello.

The following accounts are recommended for payment:

Wm. Murphy Police Clothes $347.25
N. Fraser, Drayage 2.50
J. H. Carlisle 5.00
Wm. Chitworth .50
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 20.00
J. M. Stewart for specials 78.75
Do Expenses to Seattle 39.50
A. Hodgson, Painting Tags 18.75
Bank of BC. Interest 57.35
Godfrey & Co. Nails etc .32
H. Blyth et al Street Works 155.00

[volume 3 page 70]

We beg further to recommend:

1. That the proposition of E. Mohun submitted to the Board of Works for his remuneration in connection with the extension of the Sewerage System be accepted.

2. That the City Clerk be authorized to charge 50 cts for the use of the telephone to the cemetery.

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Mr. Abbott General Superintendent of the C. P. R. Co requesting him to prepare deeds of the School lots, Hospital lots and Fire Hall Lots and that the City Treasurer be authorized to pay the amounts due on said lots as soon as conveyances are approved of.

4. That Wm. Webster be paid $13.25 the amount due the Leland House for Board and Lodgings furnished Mrs. Roberts late Matron of the City Hospital.

5. That the salary of the Caretaker of the Cemetery be increased to $40.00 per month as recommended by the Board of Works.

6. That the Rules and Regulations of the City Hospital be printed in pamphlet form as recommended to the number of 100 copies.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

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F. W. & L. No 11

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday July 17th 1889 to receive tenders for the Fire Alarm System and Electric Lighting.

Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Oppenheimer and Whetham.

The following tenders were considered:

Fire Alarm

R. B. McMicking,

For ten stations with Signal Box and all complete except poles $1,900.00 with poles $70.00 per mile extra.

F. C. Stover,

California Electrical Works

10 Boxes, Gardner non-interfering $1,250.00
2 Visual Indicators 15 in Gong 400
Battery Gacanometer, switches etc 150
600 poles 1,200
20 Miles Wire ½ insulated 1,200
1 striker for Tower Bell 350
Cable and pipe for Boxes 10
1-7 in Gong for Chief Eng Office 25

We recommend that the Gamewell System of Fire Alarm be adopted, pending arrangements being made for poles and detailed arrangements with Mr. Stover agent for the proprietors.

The tenders for Street lighting were opened but no decision has been yet arrived at by your Committee.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee be adopted. Carried.

[volume 3 page 72]

Works No 18

The Board of Works met on Thursday July 18th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne and Oppenheimer.

We beg to report that plans and specifications for the proposed Market Building have been received from Messrs Jabian McCartney, Hope, Hoffar, Kenway, and Sansom and Dawson.

We recommend that the plans and specifications of Messrs Sansom and Dawson be accepted provided that the specifications are furnished to the satisfaction of the Committee and that the cost of their building shall not exceed the appropriation.

Mr. E. Mohun sent a proposition to the Board for conducting the proposed Sewerage extension which was as follows:

1. That he be paid 2% for the preparation of the plans and specifications, bills of quantities and 3 per cent for Engineer’s Superintendence.

2. That the City provide a Clerk of the Works to act under his instructions.

3. That the City provide office, stationery & all plans field notes & to remain the property of the City.

4. That the City provide extension of Contour plan and any necessary preliminary surveys, total of such cost not to exceed $200.00 in all.

We recommend that his offer be accepted.

We beg further to recommend:

1. That the communication of D. M. Kennedy asking for permission to construct a cable line of street

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railways be referred back to Council and a Committee appointed to deal with it.

2. That the Salary of the Caretaker of the Cemetery be increased to $40.00 per month.

3. That the City Solicitor be instructed to deal with Mr. Charleson in the matter of the Ninth Av Bridge.

4. That the City Engineer be instructed to bring in a report and estimate of a drain from Columbia Avenue to Granville Street to run through Blocks 12, 13 & 14, thence North to the lane in Block 10, thence through Blocks 5 & 1, thence North to Powell Street thence east to Columbia Avenue, thence North to the Shore.

5. That the Pay Roll of W. L. McDonald be signed.

6. That the City Engineer prepare plans and specifications of a house at the pound, price not to exceed $100.00.

7. That no more payments be given to contractors for excavations from basements unless the same be first submitted to the Board of Works.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Brewer introduced a By-Law to amend By-Law No 49 which was read a first time.

[volume 3 page 74]

Motions

Moved by Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following account be paid:

H. Blyth et al Street Work $136.55
Carried

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the following accounts be paid:

G. F. Graham et al putting out fires $34.00
Van Water Works Co, Water rates 124.62
Carried

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Engineer be instructed to place box drains on Westminster Road between 13th Avenue and 7th Avenue where he deems it necessary for the purpose of taking the water from the road during the rainy season. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Mason. That the Vancouver Water Works Co be requested to extend their water system to Mount Pleasant at as early a date as possible as it is of absolute necessity for fire and household purposes. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello. That a Committee consisting of Alderman Horne, Clark, and Mason be appointed to meet the Reading Room Committee and report to Council. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mason. That a Committee consisting of Alderman Costello, Clark and Horne be appointed to meet D. M. Kennedy to discuss the Street Railway proposition and report to Council. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk