Clark Park to be seeded over – May 11, 1891

The Board of Works reported that “the South Park (now Clark Park on Commercial Drive between 14th and 15th Avenues) is to be seeded at once”, and that Robson Street cannot “at present” to be made to open onto “the Park” (Stanley Park). The continuing disagreement about the hiring of Mr. Tracy as Chief Engineer was set aside for one week.

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and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 324 – 330

[volume 4 page 324]

Vancouver May 11th 1891

The Council met on Monday May 11th 1891 at 8 P.M.

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

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

The following communications were received and read:
From William Wood etal [sic] requesting that 8th Av be graded from Prince Edward St. east four blocks.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From H.W. Keith informing Council that the Telephone Co. would allow a reduction of $1.00 on the City’s Telephone account except for the Instrument at the Cemetery.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From J.M. Browning asking that 4th & 6th Avs from Centre Street to Cedar Street be graded.
Referred to Board of Works.

From Samuel H. Longley of Boston offering to write up the features of this section of the Country.
Referred to Finance Committee

From Geo Eldon asking for the grading of Alberni Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm. MacDonald asking the Council to remove rubbish deposited on his Lot on Hastings Street East.
Referred to the Board of Works

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From G.W. Thomas stating that the Market Scales had been tested and found correct in every particular.
Filed

From the Market Clerk furnishing his Weekly Report.
Filed

From W. P. West asking for an increase of Salary.
Referred to the Police Committee.

From John Devine asking for the improvement of Princess Street from Carl Av east.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Chas. Hay et al requesting Council to grade and sidewalk Thurlow St from Haro Street to Beach Av.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Chief of Police furnishing his weekly report on the street lights.
Filed

From A.J. Ryan drawing the attention of the Council to the remarks made by the Supreme Court Judges on the Judgements of the Police Magistrate.
Referred to the Police Committee.

The following reports were received and read:

Finance No. 13.
The Finance Committee met on Friday May 8th 1891.
Present, Aldermen Brown, Doering and Scoullar.
The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

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Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the bill of the World Printing and Publishing Co for advertising re City Engineer and Staff be not paid.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the bill of H. W. Suckling for engrossing and illuminating an address to Captain Marshall of the S.S. Empress of India be referred to the Celebration Committee for payment, the Council having granted $150.00 to that committee for addresses etc.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
McPhillips & Williams Law costs $68.76
Thomson Bros Stationery 5.25
Palmer Bros Fuel 28.00

Communications
From A. St. Geo Hamersley urging the necessity of having the City By-Laws revised and that greater care be taken before informations are laid and corrections recorded.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the City Solicitor be instructed to proceed at once with the revision of the By-Laws.

From Miss C.F. Davies G. Humber & H. Millard asking for the positions of Shorthand and type writer.
Resolved.
That the selection of a short hand and type writer be left in the hands of the City’s Arbitrator in the matter of the Water Works

Arbitration

The Estimates for the year were submitted and laid over for further consideration.
Sgd Wm. Brown, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday May 7th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton, Godfrey and DePencier.
It was recommended:

1 That permission cannot be granted to A.W. Sullivan to remove the frame building standing on Lot 10, Block 2, O.G.T. 2 to Lot 6, Block 2, O.G.T. 2.

2 That contractors erecting derricks guy ropes etc. hereafter be required to satisfy the City Engineer that they have communicated with the Telephone Co. and other Companies before being allowed to erect such derricks etc. as requested by Mr. G. W. Hobson on behalf of the Underwriters.

3 That the City Engineer and Street Inspector made the necessary arrangements for the floats etc. requisite for the delivery of gravel, rock etc. for City purposes.

4 That the Band be notified to send a representative to the next meeting of the Board to discuss the matter of a Stand etc.

5 That in accordance with the agreement between E.J. Clark of Toronto and the City of Vancouver that the South Park be seeded as soon as possible under the direction of the Street Inspector.

6 That the City Engineer be instructed to have the necessary elbows for piping and loose pulleys for shafting and also necessary lead provided for Dr. Kendall, the Stone Contractor and also any additional pipe required.
7 That the City Engineer examine into the necessity for a sidewalk on Homer Street from Helmcken to Davie and on Helmcken from Richards to Homer.

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8 That the City Clerk be instructed to telegraph to G.E. Corbould Esq M.P. Ottawa asking him to look after the City’s interests before the Railway Committee regarding the use of streets as shunting grounds by the Railway Co.
9 That the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Public Works Department at Ottawa in reference to the Bridge and Draw across False Creek at Cambie Street, asking what decision has been arrived at in regard to its construction.

10 That the various companies who erected the poles on the streets and now not in use be requested to have same removed at once or the City will be obliged to take steps to remove same at owners expense.

11 That the City Engineer consult with the City Solicitor in regard to the expropriation of certain lots on Powell Street.

12 That the Street Inspector be instructed to see that a soft spot on Harris Street is filled up.

13 That the City Engineer give the contractor on Victoria Street the lines where not already given.

14 That the following accounts be paid:
H.A. Berry & Co.Draying $21.00
Queen Bros Hack hire 10.00
J.P. Lawson Car fares 3.10
G.F. Slater Lumber 143.17

15 That the account of $225.00 for the Cambie Street Swing bridge be paid over funding the furnishing to the City of all details and specifications.

16 That Robson Street cannot at present be opened to the Park as requested by A.J. Dana et al.

Communications received from J.J. Blake re Telegraph & Delivery Company. L.H. Mershon re 8th Av. and the City Solicitor re a certified copy of the official plans of the City were laid over.

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The City Engineer was instructed to examine and report upon the petitions of R. Smith et al re Ninth Av & from W.C. Muir re street filling

sgd. S. Brighouse

Moved by Alderman Godfrey.
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Carroll introduced a by-law to establish rules and regulation for the Cemetery which was read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ DePencier
That the account of H. W. Suckling for preparing an address to the Captain of the S.S. Empress of India amounting to $40.00 be paid.
Carried

Ayes, Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Hobson, Doering, DePencier
Nays, Carroll, Brown, Templeton and McDowell

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the appointment of J.H. Tracy C. E. of London, Ont. as Chief Engineer for this City be made unanimous and that he be notified of such action at once.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Council go into Committee of whole to discuss the motion with Alderman Scoullar in his Chair.

The Mayor ruled the motion out of order.

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Moved in amendment by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the motion be laid over for one week.
The Mover and Seconder finally agreed to allow the motion to stand over for one week

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Carrall
That the following accounts be paid:
B. Romang et al Labor $117.70
B. Hungerford “ $48.00
E. Kingcombe “ $44.00
J. Romang “ $54.00
D.J. McPhalen Market exit $253.00
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton.
That the following account be paid:
Hugh Findlay adjusting City Scales $5.50

Carried

The Council then adjourned

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

City Charter to be amended – February 24, 1890

Many amendments made to City Charter. Mr. Hamersley, city solicitor, sent to Victoria to see them carried through. Site for [Rogers] sugar refinery established, to be purchased from F. C. Cotton, proprietor of San Juan Lime Co.  Dominion (federal) Government to be informed that immigration facilities are needed.  Five Aldermen appointed to look into awarding of the contract for the East Park.

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and Joy Marie Vasquez
and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 299-309

[volume 3 page 299]

Vancouver Feb 24th 1890

The Council met on Monday February 24th 1890 at 8 P. M.

Present Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Doering.

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Garden. That Aldermen Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From B. T. Rogers of the Sugar Refinery asking that the City Engineer be instructed to ascertain whether the bottom of the Sugar Refinery Site was rock or mud. Filed.

From Wm. Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of a communication of Council re: Survey of False Creek. Filed

From MacKenzie Bowell, Minister of Customs acknowledging receipt of communication from Council re duty on lead. Filed.

From Alexis Tremblay and James Clandenning asking for an enquiry into the awarding of the contract for the clearing of the East Park. Filed.

From R. E. Palmer resigning his position as City Engineer (Assistant). Filed.

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From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. asking if it was the intention of Council to have hydrants on Princess St. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From the City Clerk informing Council that the Mayor wished the several Committees to make provision for signing requisitions for supplies as he no longer intended to do so. Referred to the different Committees.

From Geo. D. Law asking for information regarding the Country. City Clerk instructed to reply.

Reports

Finance No 5

The Finance Committee met on Friday February 21st 1890.

Present Aldermen Browning, Costello and Fox.

We beg to report that a communication has been received from Mr. John Dyke, Government Agent,
Liverpool England, enclosing a list containing the names of 350 Working Men’s Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland and advising that copies of our leading papers be sent to each of these clubs for one year.

Your Committee to further this object has ascertained that copies of the Weekly World and News Advertiser can be obtained for one year at $1.00 per year respectively with postage prepaid and copies mailed each week to addresses furnished.

The World Printing and Publishing Co will furnish its Christmas Number and a map embracing a bird’s eye view of the City for ten cents a copy extra.

Although the Committee is thoroughly in

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Accord with the scheme as an advertising medium it does not feel justified in recommending the expenditure of any money until an expression of opinion is obtained from Council.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

S. T. Tilley, Stationery $42.60
H. McCraney, Express 2.50
A. C. Muir, Charter Amendments 10.00

2. That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay over to the Collector of Customs all fines and penalties imposed by the Police Magistrate under the Customs Act; if in the opinion of the City Solicitor he is legally entitled to the same.

The Minutes of the Board of Works were read and confirmed.

Sgd. J. M. Browning, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Carroll. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Charter Committee No 2

The Charter Committee met on Friday February 20, 1890.

Present Alderman Browning, Garden, Horne and Costello and Messrs Blake and Hammersley,
Solicitor.

The following amendments to the City Charter are recommended for adoption by Council.

1. Section49, is hereby amended by striking out the word “registered” in the second line thereof.

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2. Section 112 is hereby amended by striking out the works “or not sufficiently assessed” in the first line thereof.

3. Subsection 3 of Section 142 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “construction” in the second line thereof if the word “or purchase”

4. Subsection 4 of Section 142 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “constructing” in the first line thereof the words “or purchasing”

5. The following new subsection to be known as subsection 22 shall be added to Section 142, immediately after subsection 22a.

“For encouraging manufactures within the limits of the City by exempting from taxes and water rates in whole or in part for a period of one or more years, such manufactories as are now or may hereafter be carried on in the said City and which in the Public Interest the Council may deem advisable to encourage.”

6. Subsection “l” of Subsection 5, Section 142, is hereby amended by striking out the words “by by-law” in the third line thereof and by striking out all the words in the said subsection after the works “to the Company” in the 6th line thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following words:

“And in case the Company refuse to accept the price so offered them, then the price and value of the said works shall be referred to the arbitration of Commissioners to be appointed as provided by Sub Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Section 199 and shall be proceeded with and decided under

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The provisions of this Act respectfully expropriations as to compensation for lands taken and if the Company has refused to accept the value so fixed by the said Commissioners nor until the price accepted or awarded has been paid or refused by the Company.”

7. The following Section to be known as Section 143A shall be added immediately after Section 143.

“The Council shall be deemed and considered as always continuing and existing notwithstanding any annual or other election of the members composing the same and upon and after the annual or other election of the members thereof and their having organized and held their first meeting as a Council every Council may take up and carry on to completion all by-laws, reports and proceedings which had been begun or have been under consideration by the Council either in the next preceding year or subsequent or prior thereto and it shall not be necessary to begin de non with any By-Law, proceeding by the Council in such preceding year or subsequent or prior thereto as aforesaid.

8. Section 171 is hereby amended by striking out the word sole, in the third line thereof and by adding to the said section the following words:

“And shall report to the Council the same when passed and subject to confirmation by the Council before being brought into force in the City.”

9. Section 179 is hereby amended by striking

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Out the word “board” in the second line thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the word “Council”

10. Section 180 is hereby amended by adding after the word “board” in the second line thereof the following words:

“but subject to confirmation by the Council”

11. The following subsection to be known as subsection 9 “shall be added to section 223 immediately after subsection 8:

“The word “Judge” shall mean and include a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Judge of the County Court having jurisdiction in the City”

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman McLeod. That the License Committee be not made up from the Chairman of Standing Committee as provided in 184 but by Committees subject to the Council as are all other Committees. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Report of the Charter Amendments Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No 5

The Board of Works met on Thursday February 20th 1890.

Present Aldermen Browning, Horne, Costello, Sentell and Doering.

We beg to recommend:

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1. That the City Engineer be instructed to purchase fifty maple trees to replace trees that have died or have been destroyed on the Streets in this City.

2. That Mr. E. Mohun be authorized to order four tons of sulphur from Mack & Co. Saw Franchiser.

3. That the City Engineer be authorized to make a temporary approach from Dunsmuir Street to the rear of the Manor House.

4. That the box drains on Burrard Street be continued from Georgia to Melville Street on the West side and from Georgia to Eveleigh on the East side and from the Manor House to Burrard on the South side of Dunsmuir St.

5. That the following account be paid:

W. C. Muir relaying sidewalk on Robson St. $26.19

Sgd. J. W. Horne, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Sentell. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

The Committee appointed to select a site for the Sugar Refinery met on Thursday the 13th day of February and Monday the 17th day of February 1890.

Your Committee begs to report that Mr. F. C. Cotton, President of the San Juan Lime Co. has been interviewed in reference to a Piece of Land lying to the Eastward of the Company’s Lime and bounded on the South by the

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C. P. R. track which he has agreed to convey to the City on condition that a Piece of Land 200 feet long and equal in area to the portion agreed to be conveyed, to the westward of his property now covered with water be filled in to a level with the yard of the Co. in a solid and workmanlike manner to his satisfaction.

The City Engineer estimates that the cost of filling as required by Mr. Cotton will not exceed $3,500.00 and Your Committee would beg to recommend that his offer be accepted.

We submit plan showing location of land to be filled in and juice given in exchange with letter of Mr. Cotton containing his proposition.

Sgd. James F. Garden, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Report of the Committee be adopted. Carried.

The Committee appointed by Council to meet the heads of the Civic offices met in the City Clerk’s office on Wednesday February 19th 1890.

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

We beg to recommend:

1. That the City Engineer’s duties as defined in By-Laws No 32 and 40 and other By-Laws touching his duties should be strictly carried out by him.

2. That the Street Superintendent should have complete control subject to the orders of the Engineer of all repairs inspections and making in a cleanly

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condition all streets and lanes.

3. That the Health Inspector’s work should be as defined by By-Law except in respect to inspection and supervision of streets which duty is hereby transferred to the Street Superintendent.

4. That no Committee of the Council should appoint any officer to any position where his duties would in any way interfere with the City Engineer’s Department without making it obligatory for such officer to report to the City Engineer.

Sgd. M. Costello, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Carroll, seconded by Alderman Doering. That the Report of the Committee be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Garden. That the charge preferred against Alderman Horne, through the columns of the World be referred to the Finance Committee to investigate and report to Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Doering. That the following account be paid:

P. Atkinson et al Labor, $41.30 Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Fox. That the Police Magistrate make a return to the Council of all fines imposed for infractions of the customs laws. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Doering. That Mr. Hammersley be requested to attend at Victoria and look after the proposed amendments to the City Charter and the proposed amendments to the Vancouver Water Works Company’s Charter which services shall be paid for in addition to his allowance as City Solicitor. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McLeod, seconded by Alderman Doering. That R. E. Palmer’s resignation as Assistant City Engineer be accepted. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McLeod, seconded by Alderman Fox. That Alderman Garden, Carroll, Mason, McLeod and Fox enquire into the tender awarded to Messrs Barton and McDonald for the East Park and Report at next meeting of Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll, seconded by Alderman Garden. “That the Dominion Government be memorialized by this Council to the effect that as Vancouver is the principal distributing centre and Chief terminal point in the Province that Immigration Buildings be erected.

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and better accommodation and facilities be provided for informing and assisting the incoming settlers. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Browning. That the Council make the necessary arrangements to have a copy of each of the local papers sent to each of the 350 Working Men’s Clubs as recommended by Mr. Dyke, Government Agent at Liverpool on the terms stated in the Finance Committee’s Report on the understanding that the publishers occasionally print general statistical articles regarding Vancouver. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Engineer be instructed to make the necessary examination of the bottom of the water front opposite the proposed sugar refinery site as requested by Mr. Rogers and the results be mailed to his address in New York as soon as possible. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Browning. That the Committee appointed to confer with the Vancouver Water Works Company regarding the purchase by the City of that Company’s system of Water Works be authorized to employ a thoroughly capable expert to examine carefully the whole work and material used in construction of said work and report fully upon the same to Your Committee. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

I. M. Horne, Chairman

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

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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

Clark’s Park offer rejected by Vancouver – May 2, 1887

Clark’s Park offer rejected by Vancouver – May 2, 1887

E.J. Clark offered to donate seven acres to the City for a Park in consideration of Council improving certain streets; Council replied it “cannot accept Mr. Clark’s offer at present”. Petitions for improvement of Dunsmiur, Barnard, and Harris Streets referred to the City Engineer to examine and report on each. Alderman David Oppenheimer appointed as Board of Health representative to act with the Board of Works on the question of sewerage. (more…)