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…)

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

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

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

[Vol. 4 page 613]

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

The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Vol. 4 page 614]

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

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

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

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

From the Market Clerk giving weekly report. Filed.

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

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

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

From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed.

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

[Vol. 4 page 615]

The following reports were received and read:

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

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

Finance

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

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

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

Health

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

[Volume 4 page 616]

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

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

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

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

[Volume 4 page 617]

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

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

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

[Volume 4 page 618]

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

Motions

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

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

Sidewalk to be put in for Baptist Church – December 7, 1891

Sidewalk to be put in for Baptist Church – December 7, 1891

A six foot sidewalk to be put on 7th Avenue to the Baptist Church, with stumps and roots “which may be obstructions” to be removed. The new Crematory (garbage burning) facility to be insured for $3,000. The City Clerk to have a sufficient number of ballot boxes for election purposes, said boxes to be made of galvanized iron.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 592-597

[Vol 4 page 592]
Vancouver December 7th 1891
The Council met on Monday December 7th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm Brown, McDowell and C.L. Brown.
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Alderman Scoullar be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:

From Mayor Oppenheimer requesting the Council to order pipes for the extension of the water works system. Referred to Water Works Committee.

From the Market Clerk reporting on the market receipts. Filed.

From John McAllister drawing the attention of the Council to the manner in which F.K. Winch was carrying out his contract for the construction of the hose cart.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That John McAllister be invited to attend the next meeting of the Fire Water and Light Committee to be held at the City Hall on Wednesday the 9th day of December 1891 re his communication to Council. Carried.

From James Nelson drawing the attention of the Council to the filthy condition of the

[Vol 4 page 593]

lane in Block 87, District Lot 196. Referred to the Board of Works.

From E.C. Coldwell drawing attention to the non-completion of the order for the erection of electric lights on Keefer and Harris Streets. Referred to Board of F.W. & L.

From J.T. Brown & Sons requesting that Howe St at the corner of Pender St be repaired. Referred to Board of Works.

From the City Auditor submitting report of the receipts and expenditures for August. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Andrew Engle drawing attention to the necessity of keeping competent men at the Crematory. Referred to Health Committee.

From G.A. Jordan accepting the position of Police Magistrate. Filed.

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

From G.W. Townsend asking for a street crossing on Westminster Road near M.J. Henry’s gardens. Referred to Board of Works.

The following reports were received and read:

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday December 4th 1891.

Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, Hobson and Carroll.

[Vol 4 page 594]

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
S.J. Tilley & Son, Stationery $52.40
2. That the City Solicitor be requested to return the cheque held by him for the purchase of portions of lots on Powell Street and that said cheque be cancelled.
3. That the City Clerk be instructed to have made a sufficient number of ballot boxes for election purposes, said boxes to be made of galvanized iron.
sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried.
Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday December 3rd 1891.
Present: Aldermen Wm Brown, C.L. Brown, Templeton and Brighouse.
It was recommended:
1. That the City Engineer be authorized to have a 6 ft sidewalk put down on 7th Av to the Baptist church and that the Street Inspector have the stumps and roots removed which may be obstructions.
2. That the Street Inspector extend the temporary sidewalk on 6th Av one block further west.
3. That the communication from Baker Bros et al re Water Street be referred to the City Engineer with power to act, also that he have a temporary sidewalk laid on 11th Av from Ontario to Columbia Street.

[Vol 4 page 595]

4. That tenders be called for the erection of sheds on the Market grounds.
5. That J. Potter be awarded the contract for the construction of a box drain on Cambie Street.
6. That the following accounts be paid:
Columbia Carriage Works $3.00
S. Beaumont, Thurlow St 74.64
E Myers, Lane 79.38
J. Ironsides, Barclay St 20.
Leamy & Kyle, Lumber 195.08
W.H. Kendall, Crushed rock 760.50
D.H. Morgan, 8th Av 172.80
Thos Bayley, 9th Av 166.25
Thos Veitch, Delivering rock 263.59
Crowder & Penzer, seed 13.92
Van City Foundry, City stamp 5.00
B.C. Ironworks, Bolts 11.70
E. Cook, Rent of wharf 25.00
J. Johnson, Drayage 1.50
T. Thomson & Co, Drayage 10.00
L. Roy, Sewer connections 6.75
J. P. Lawson et al, Sundries 4.20
Tye & Co, Supplies 36.54
S.T. Tilley & Son, Supplies 8.00
Queen Bros, Livery 14.75
H. Lomas et al, Labor 392.55

sgd Wm Templeton
for Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the rules be suspended and leave granted for the introduction

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of the consolidated Health By-Law. Carried.

The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.
The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a second time.

The Mayor arrived and took the Chair.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report as to the efficiency of the sewer in the lane in Block 3, 185, also that he produce profile showing depth of said sewer at the next regular meeting of this Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman [blank]
Seconded by Alderman [blank]
That the City Clerk be instructed to insure the crematory building for one year to the amount of $3000.00. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the Dominion Sanitary and Cremation Co be paid the sum of $175 in full settlement of their claim for expenses incurred by Mr. Thomson, their employee, in coming to Vancouver in connection with the construction of the crematory in December last, same being certified by the Mayor as being correct. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the City Solicitor be and is hereby instructed to prepare a By-Law

[Vol 4 page 597]

to provide for election of Water Commissioners, said By-Law to define their duties and state the remuneration to be paid for their services, also the length of term of office.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That the motion be laid over. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Health By-Law. Carried.

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

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That a special meeting of the Council be held on Thursday December 10th at 4 P.M. for the consideration of the purchase of the Vancouver Street Railway and for the revision of By-Laws. Carried.
The Council then adjourned to meet again on Friday the 11th inst at 8 P.M.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

G.A. Jordan new Police Magistrate – November 30 1891

G.A. Jordan elected Police Magistrate. Matron “not to admit D.T. patients*” to the city jail. City scavengers must dump all watery matter into manholes using proper chutes from the carts into the manholes. The City to apply to the Government (of BC) to use English Bay between Gilford and Bidwell Streets for bathing purposes, and to build bath houses and other “bathing conveniences”.

*(Delirium tremens (DTs) is a rapid onset of confusion, shaking, sweating, and rapid heart rate, usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol)

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 535-542

Vancouver, November 30, 1891
Vol. 4, pg. 584

The Council met on Monday, November 30, 1891.

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

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From Alfred Barnes et al requesting that the sidewalk on Water Street be replaced.
Referred to Board of Works
From Baker Bros. on the same subject.
Referred to Board of Works
From E.C. Caldwell asking for the grading of the lane in Block 87.196.
Referred to Board of Works
From Wm. Cargill, Secretary to N.S.S. Co. asking what steps the Council are taking towards the settlement of the wharf rent.
Referred to Board of Health
From John McLaren reporting on the electric lights.
Filed
From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts.
Filed
From Smith and Kidd asking for permission to cut wood on the streets.
Referred to Board of Works
From F.J. Hart and other asking for a sidewalk on 11th Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

Vol. 4, pg. 585

From S.W. Welsh et al asking for a sidewalk in front of the New Baptist Church on Mt. Pleasant.
Referred to Board of Works

The following Reports were received and read:

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday, November 24th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Scoullar, Hobson and Carroll.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
John Sciutto, Supplies $44.65
M.G. McLeod, Ry. Fares 2.50
D.J. McLean, Overcoats 102.50
T.R. Morrow, Supplies 2.64
Wm. Moresby, Boarding prisoners 153.00

2. That W.J. Hogg, Secretary to the Royal Templars of Temperance, be informed that the Council has not the power to enforce the Sunday closing clause of the liquor licence By-Law same having been declared ultra vires.
Signed John McDowell, Chairman

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

F.W. & L.

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Friday November 27th and Monday November 30th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Godfrey and Wm. Brown.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Crowder & Penzer, Supplies $ 78.31
Palmer Bros. Supplies 27.90
W.J. McBride, Supplies 95.54

Vol. 4, pg. 586

Van Elec Ry & Light Co., Lights 1,333.61
Gutta Percha Rubber Co., Hose 1,100.50
Gurney Cab Co., Fares 4.50
J.M. O’Toole, Supplies 5.96
H.P. Dunn & Co., Supplies 255.61
T. Forbes, Horse shoeing 2.00
G.H. Bagby, Horse shoeing 2.00
C.M. Hawley, Supplies 11.00
Fraser & Co., Supplies 4.40

2. That the application of the Standard Oil Co. to erect a store house for oil near the North end of Carl Av be granted in terms of their letter to Council.
Signed Wm. Templeton, Chairman

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

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday, November 27, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Hobson and Scoullar.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
W.E. Gravely Insurance Fire Hall #1 $100.00
T.O. Townley, Registration of Deed 3.40
Tye & Co., Glass 1.25
J.W. Robinson, Salary as Assessor 268.00
J.M. Fox, “ 254.00
Palmer Bros., Coal 21.00
Fox & Robinson, Disbursements 5.35

2. That Fire Hall #1 be reinsured for one year in the Citizens Insurance Co. For $2500.00.

3. That Trueman and Caples Communication…

Vol. 4, pg. 587

…asking for a grant from Council be filed.

4. That the Communication from Mrs. A.E. Webster asking for an advance on account of the Alexandra Hospital appropriation be referred to the City Engineer.

5. That the resignation of John Leask as City Auditor be accepted, to take effect at the end of the year, and that in the meantime Stanley James be appointed to perform his duties, as requested by him.

A Communication was received from His Worship the Mayor advising the Council to erect an addition to the City Hall to provide room for Water Works operations.
Referred to the City Engineer
Signed W. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, November 26th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton (in the Chair), Wm. Brown and C.L. Brown

It was recommended:
1. That application be made and a plan prepared and forwarded on behalf of the City to the Government for permission to erect public bathing houses and other bathing conveniences and the right to use that portion of English Bay between Gilford and Bidwell Streets, and this Board does further recommend to the incoming Council the advisability of providing proper facilities and suitable means of access to the said Beach on English Bay.

Vol. 4, pg. 588

2. That tenders be called for the construction of a box drain on Cambie Street to connect with existing box drain.
3. That a temporary sidewalk be put down on Heatley Avenue from Hastings to Harris Street and a 6 ft sidewalk on the West side of Carl Av from Princess to Keefer.
4. That the slashing and burning of 2½ acres in the East End Park at $150.00 per acre as arranged by Mr. Lawson be paid to the Sureties for the McDonald & Barton contract.
5. That the Communication from J.M. Browning re the improvement of 7th and 8th avs be referred to the City Engineer to examine and report upon.
6. That the following accounts be paid:
A.B. Diplock, Stationery $ 5.50
Wm. Archibald, Princess Street 126.14
S. Beaumont, Burnaby Street 140.62
D. Gibbons, Lane 13.05
W.S. Cook, Davie Street 758.46
Matheson & Hayden, East End Park 240.00
J.B. Lovell, Sidewalk 17.25
Wm. Blair, “ 47.24
Thomas et al, Payroll 411.65

Signed Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Health

The Health Committee met on Thursday November 24th and Monday November 30th 1891.
Present Ald. McDowell, Templeton and Scoullar.

Vol. 4, pg. 589

Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman pro tem.
Tenders were received from Connor and Glennon and Wm. Leck for putting a heating apparatus in the wing of the City Hospital, their prices being $2497.00 and $1670.00 respectively.
Referred to the City Engineer to examine and report.

It was recommended:
1. That the Health Inspector be instructed to direct the City Scavengers to dump all watery matter in the manholes, one or two only to be used, and to be as near the outlet as possible and that he provide proper chutes to receive the liquid from the carts.
2. That the Committee is of the opinion that the City Jail is not the proper place for D.T. Patients and that in future the matron be instructed not to admit them.
3. That all accounts in connection with the Dubberly family be paid only from the date of the issue of the requisitions.
4. That the following accounts be paid:
F.W. Hart, Burials $ 30.00
Palmer Bros., Supplies 70.55
John Sciutto, Supplies 61.93
H.E. Langis, Post Mortem 18.00
H. Eligh, Milk 50.49
Geo. Stevens, Surgical Instruments 99.75
Dr. McGuigan, Inquests 30.00
Texas Lake Ice Co. 6.50
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 1.50
Hayes & McIntosh, Supplies 61.54
Creamer & Langby, Supplies 13.75
A.H. Thomas, Examining lepers 10.00
Mrs. Broderick, Nursing 38.00
Alex McDonald, Digging graves .75
J.P. Blake, Supplies 11.10
Haley & Sutton, Supplies 23.58
Columbia Carriage Factory 7.75
Brunette Saw Mill Co. 15.00

Vol. 4, pg. 590

E.R. Ingram, Milk ) 24.00
T.R. Morrow, Drugs ) Dubberly family 14.60
Dr. Wilson, Medical attendance) 107.50

5. That the City Engineer be instructed to purchase 20 barrels or more if necessary for crematory use.
Signed J.T. Carroll, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That Clause 2 be struck out.
Lost
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

The following applications were received for the position of Police Magistrate:
G.A. Jordan, F. Schofield, W. Ferris, A.B. Jackson, H.P. Boys, T.B. Schoebotham and T.T. Black.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the applications.
Alderman Scoullar was appointed Chairman.

After a number of ballots was taken it was found that G.A. Jordan had received a majority.
The Committee then rose and reported the appointment of Mr. Jordan.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the appointment be made unanimous.
Carried
Nay Hobson and Scoullar

Vol. 4, pg. 591

Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Government be asked to appoint Mr. Jordan a Justice of the Peace.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That permission be granted Messrs Smith and Kidd to use a steam saw mill for cutting wood on lanes of the city when open; where lanes are not open they to be allowed to use streets.
Withdrawn

Notice of Motion
Aldermen Carroll and C.L. Brown gave the following notice of a resolution:
That the City Solicitor be and is hereby instructed to prepare a By-Law to provide for election of Water Commissioners said By-Law to define their duties and state the remuneration to be paid for their services also length of term of office.

The Council then adjourned.
A.W. Scoullar, Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Water Works total tops $452,000 – November 2, 1891

Water Works total tops $452,000 – November 2, 1891

Final price for City’s purchase of Water Works was $452,530. $225 to be paid to A. Larwill for guarding lepers. Guard to be withdrawn and Mr Abbot of the CPR be notified. Police Officers allowed to receive rewards offered outside the City Limits for arrest of criminals and deserters for Her Majesty’s ships.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 543-557

[Vol 4 page 543]
Vancouver November 2nd 1891
The Council met on Monday November 2nd 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Wm Brown, McDowell, C.L. Brown and Doering.
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From G.W. Thomas, Market Clerk, furnishing weekly report. Filed.

From H.T. Ceperley stating that he would insure the City Hall for 4 per cent for three years. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Tripper Thomson & Co applying for permission to stand with drays on the corner of Abbott and Hastings Streets. Referred to Police Committee.

From J.C. Coldwell wishing to know why $200.00 should be granted to R.G. Mackay and E.J. Emanuels for making a voluntary enumeration of the City. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From S. Elkins and Wm Brown applying for the position of Pound Keeper. Referred to the Police Committee.

From H. Abbott drawing attention to the bad condition of Drake St between Homer and Richards. Referred to Board of Works.

From D.W. Walker drawing attention to the evil of allowing rewards to go to the Police. Referred to Police Committee.

From Mrs A.E. Webster thanking the

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Council for the use of the Market Hall. Filed.

From M Derosier [Desrosiers] asking for a sidewalk on the south side of Helmcken St. Referred to Board of Works.

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

From Mrs. Fairbairn et al asking for a crossing on the south side of Prior St on Westminster Av. Referred to Board of Works.

From D.C. Coverley et al asking for a sidewalk on 7th Av to school house. Referred to Board of Works.

The following reports were read:

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday October 30th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson & Carroll.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Daily Telegram, Printing $15.30
D. McRae, Table etc. 22.75
C.P. Telegraph Co. 9.38
2. That R.G. Mackay and E.J. Emanuels be informed that if the Dominion Government will accept their enumeration of the City as correct that they will be paid the amount claimed by them.
W. Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[Vol 4 page 545]

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 29th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton (in the Chair), Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1. That the Vancouver Street Railway Co be offered the sum of $450.00 to plank their open extension at the Granville Street Bridge from end to end, to put a suitable hand-rail on the outside of the extension and to make the addition to the draw suggested by Mr J.F. Garden, all the work to be done to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, the City reserving the right to use the extension when required.
2. That the lane in Block 15, 196 be graded by the chain gang as soon as possible, also the lane in Block 87, 196.
3. That 7th Av be surface graded by day work from Centre Street east one block.
4. That W.G. Fraser be awarded the contract for the sidewalking of Pender Street.
5. That Front Street be graded narrow width from the crematory site to Cambie Street Bridge.
6. That the grade of Granville Street be cut down 1 ½ ft at the north intersection of said street and Georgia Street as recommended by the City Engineer, provided the property owners adjoining do not object.
7. That the following accounts be paid:
Connor & Moss, Painting City Hall 39.65
E. Cook, Rent of Wharf 25.00
Springer, Mellon & Co, Rock 40.80
W.D. Hobson, Heatley Av 73.20

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T. Bayley, Nicola St. 370.50
J.D. Fraser, Robson St. 62.64
W.H. Kendall, Rock 702.00
J.C. McCurdie, Hornby St. 185.20
E. Meyers, Lane in B 16, 185 17.64
Boyd & Co, Hastings St. 3445.20
H. Lomas et al, Labor 356.40
Sgd S. Brighouse
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Clause one be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the balance of the Report be adopted. Carried.

Fire, Water and Light

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday October 28th 1891.
Present: Alderman Templeton, Brown and Godfrey.

It was recommended:
1. That the account of the Gutta Percha and Rubber Mfg Co for hose etc amounting to $1289.41 be paid if found correct.
2. That the hydrant account be paid as advised by the City Solicitor.
3. That a carload of anthracite coal be ordered through C.G. Johnson provided it can be had at $9.50 per ton.
4. That permission be granted to the B.C. District Telegraph & Delivery Company to connect with the fire alarms under the supervision of the Chief Engineer of the

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Fire Brigade.
5. That the Electric Light Co be requested to give a better street lighting service than that at present in force as there are many complaints lodged as to their inefficiency of late.
6. Re the petition of Wm Jones et al for a light on 14th Av & Quebec Street, the Committee in this instance cannot take any action, as the number provided for in the Estimates have all been placed. However the light on 12th Av and Quebec St will be raised to throw light over a greater area.
7. Re the petition of Geo Campbell et al for a light on Prior Street and Dunlevy Av, the Committee has already ordered a light for the corner of Barnard and Jackson which will help to light this district.
The petition of E.C. Coldwell was filed.
Sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Market

The Market Committee met on Wednesday October 28th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Godfrey, Brown and Templeton.
A communication was received from S.H. Brown and J.W. Robinson asking for the Market Hall one night each week in consideration of the use of 150 chairs.
Your Committee cannot see its way clear to recommend the altering of the present arrangements as the rates now paid barely cover expenses.
We further recommend:
1. That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare

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plans for sheds to be erected on the Market grounds and when such plans are prepared and approved that tenders be invited for carrying out the work.

2. That the following accounts be paid:
John Scuitto, Brooms $1.05
Fraser & Co, Ensign 14.00
McKay & Ross, Glazing 3.00
Sgd A. Godfrey

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Market Committee be adopted. Carried.

Health

The Health Committee met on Tuesday October 27th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Scoullar, Carroll and McDowell.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
A. Larwill et al, Guarding Lepers $225.00
T.R. Morrow, Supplies 52.08
John Scuitto, Supplies 98.09
Mrs. Broderick, Nursing 12.00
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 22.50
A. Goldstein, Supplies 1.00
Thos Dunn & Co, Supplies 8.25
R. Cook, Labor 5.00
Palmer Bros, Supplies 15.75
Van Steam Laundry, Washing 65.75
Wm Ralph, Supplies 79.30
Mrs. McKenzie, Nursing 115.50
2. That the City Solicitor be instructed to report by Monday night November 2nd as to the City’s liability for the payment of the Union S.S. Co’s account for Wharf rent.
Sgd J.T. Carroll

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Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be amended by adding the following clause:
That the guard be withdrawn from the lepers and that Mr Abbott be notified to that effect. Carried.
Ayes: Brighouse, Templeton, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown, McDowell and Hobson.
Nays: Carroll, Scoullar, Doering and Godfrey.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the balance of the report be adopted. Carried.

Water Lots Committee

Gentlemen
The Committee appointed by this Council in conjunction with our City Members and representatives of the Vancouver Board of Trade had the honor of an audience on Friday with the Provincial Secretary and the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
We were most courteously received and had ample opportunities afforded to express the wishes of this Council respecting the desired acquisition of the Water Lots on old Granville Townsite.
In answer to a request that the Government would be pleased to make a grant to the City of all or a portion of the said lots we were informed that such action was beyond the powers of the executive and could only be done by vote of the Legislature.
The delegation then asked that the Government would postpone the sale until after the meeting of the Provincial Parliament in order that a petition for said lots might be presented to that body on its assembly and finally the whole subject was left in abeyance until certain legal proceedings about to be

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instituted by the C.P.R. had been decided.
sgd. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
sgd. John McDowell
sgd. A.W. Scoullar

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Police

The Police Committee met on Tuesday October 27th 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Hobson, Scoullar and Carroll.
It was recommended:
1. That the agreements with the Police Officers be altered to allow said officers to receive rewards offered outside the City limits for the arrest or criminals and deserters from Her Majesty’s ships within the City limits.
2. That tenders be invited for supplying 11 water proof over coats to the Police, samples to be furnished with each tender, and that officer McKeown be supplied with a frieze overcoat.
3. That applications be invited for a pound keeper.
4. That the following accounts be paid:
Henry Beular, Interpreting $3.00
E.A. Harris, Ry fares 3.00
Van Gurney Cab Co, Ry fares 2.50
M. McLean, Ry fares 3.00
John McLaren, Ry fares 2.60
M.G. McLeod, Ry fares 3.00
5. That R.S. Coldwell be paid a salary of $60.00 per month for his services as Police Officer.
sgd. John McDowell
Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That Clause one of the Police Report be so amended as to allow of a fund being formed from rewards received by the Police, from which each officer may receive a share of said rewards. Lost.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report be adopted as read.

Water Works

The Water Works Committee met on Monday November 2nd 1891 for the purpose of receiving the report of the Deputation sent to Victoria in connection with the settlement of the Water Works purchase.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Scoullar, Wm Brown, Templeton and McDowell, and the City Solicitor.
After hearing the report read it was moved by Alderman Templeton
that the Report be adopted and that a resolution be passed by Council confirming the basis of the agreement arrived at between the Co and the City. Carried.
sgd. A.W. Scoullar
Chairman

The following memorandum and agreement were read and adopted on motion of Alderman Hobson seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

In pursuance of a resolution of the Council of the 26th day of October the Committee appointed proceeded to Victoria to arrange as to the account payable by the City to the Water Works Company for interest and adjust the claims made by the Company

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on Friday the 30th October. The Committee held a meeting with Sir Joseph Trutch and the Solicitors representing the Water Works Co. After considerable discussion as to the amount claimed by the Company, namely $454,182.03 being made up as follows:
Award $330,080
20 per cent added 66,016
10 per cent interest on paid up capital from May
1889 to 31st July 1891 less $16,277.40 net profits
as found by award 58,085.03

and also as to the claim made by the Company to the revenue earned from the 1st August 1891 to the date of payment for the works by the City and also as to the agreement dated August 1891.

It was finally agreed by all present to leave to Mr Justice Drake’s decision whether under the agreement of the 20th August 1891 the $7747 money paid by the Company for interest on bank overdraft and $2453.61 interest paid by the Company on certain open accounts should not be paid by the City to the Company in full of all claims made by the Company, and that all parties should be bound by the decision of Mr Drake on the construction of the above agreement. The representatives of the Company agreeing at the same time that all proceedings against the City should be stayed and that they would forego all claims to the interest and revenue claimed by them as above.

The question was submitted to Mr Justice Drake and he decided that the agreement was the settlement of all disputes between the City and the Company, that the amount of $7747 was payable by the City and that the amount of $2453.61 was not payable. In consequence of this decision and as a settlement of all claims the Company may have against the City for the works and pro-

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perty and as a final settlement an arrangement was made by your Committee subject to confirmation by the Council.
The terms of the agreement are set out in the annexed memorandum.
The difference to be adjusted between the City and the Company may be shortly stated to have been as follows:
The City under the construction placed by them on the provisions of the 11th clause of the Water Works Company Act stated that the total amount payable under the award was $429,944.41 up to the 31st July 1891.
The Company claimed that the amount of $454,182.03 was payable and also that the City had no claim to the revenue earned between the 31st July and the date of payment of the purchase money. This would average probably about $2500.00 a month.
The Company also claimed interest on bank overdraft and open accounts as above.
It was stated that the agreement of the 20th August 1891 was made in full satisfaction of all claims and the amount payable and construction of that agreement was left for the decision of Mr Drake.
Your Committee consider that they agreement they have made is in every way satisfactory to the City and strongly urge its adoption by the Council.
sgd. D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
sgd. Alderman McDowell
sgd. Alderman A.W. Scoullar

Memorandum of amount payable by the City of Vancouver to the Vancouver Water Works Company under the act authorizing the acquisition of the Works by the Company [sic], the award thereunder and the agreement between

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the City and the Company dated the 20th day of August 1891 and otherwise calculated to the 31st day of October 1891 inclusive:
Award on arbitration $330,080.81
Interest 20% 66,016.16 Balance of interest to make up 10% 33,847.44
$429,944.41

And also the following amounts are payable by the City:
Lowering pipes and rent of hydrants to July 31st $7,015.58
Arbitrator’s expenses 27.75
Load of wood 2.00
Water for July & flushing & co. 650.10
$7,695.43

Also an amount payable by the City in accordance with Mr Justice
Drake’s decision on 30th October 1891 on the construction of the
agreement dated 20th August 1891. 7,747.53
And also the following amounts of interest are payable by the City:
Interest August 1 to August 5 $321.29
Interest from 6th August to 31st, 26 days @ $90.55 per day 2,354.30
Interest September 2,716.41
Interest to 31st October 2,806.95
$8,198.95
Making a total as payable by the City of $453,586.32

From which has to be deducted the following accounts payable by the Company:
Taxes $137.70
½ cost of arbitration paid by City 868.62
½ jury fees in Schmidt case 50.00
1056.32

Leaving a balance payable to the Company up to 31st October 1891: $452,530.00

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It is agreed that a resolution under seal (a draft of which has been settled between the Solicitors and initialed by them) for payment of the above monies and in all other respects affirming the agreement of the 20th day of August 1891 (as interpreted by Mr Justice Drake) shall be passed by the Corporation, the Company hereby assenting to the above figures as forming their claim under the agreement exclusive of the item of interest on $330,500 from the 31st day of October 1891 to the date of payment, the Company accounting for the net revenue from the date of the award to such date of payment.
Signed by the solicitors for the Corporation and the Company conditionally on the agreement being satisfied by resolution of the Council before Tuesday the 10th day of November 1891.
Victoria B.C. sgd. A. St. G. Hamersley
October 31, 1891 Solicitor to City of Vancouver
sgd. D.M. Eberts
Solicitor for Vancouver Water Works Co
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering
Whereas under the Vancouver Water Works Act and amendments an award has been duly made by which it is found that the value of the Company’s works and property is $330,080.81; the expenses of operation and maintenance to the date of award was $51,281.93; and the gross income to the said date was $67,559.37.

And whereas by articles in writing concluded between the solicitors for the City and Company respectively dated the 20th day of August 1891 and subsequently interpreted by Mr Justice Drake, provision is made for settlement of the amounts payable under the award and the act

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by the terms of which it is among other things provided that the Company shall account to the Corporation for the net revenue between the date of the award and the date of payment by the City.
And whereas by a memorandum assented to by the solicitors aforesaid the amount of all monies receivable by the Company under the award and the act and otherwise due by the Corporation to the Company upon the balance of account between them is fixed up to and inclusive of the 31st day of October at $452,530 less net revenue which is to be accounted for as hereinafter mentioned.
Be it therefore resolved that the aforesaid agreement of the 20th day of August 1891 and memorandum of monies received thereunder be and the same are hereby respectively ratified and adopted by the Corporation and that the said sum of $452,530.00 together with interest at 10 per cent on $330,500 from the 31st day of October to the date of payment be and is hereby declared as payable by the Corporation to the Company in full satisfaction of all claims and demands of the Company against the City, the Company at the same time accounting to the Corporation for the net revenue between the date of the award and the date of payment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That the Mayor be authorized to affix the City Seal to the resolution passed this date providing for the purchase of the Vancouver Water Works Company’s property on the Water Works Co affixing their seal to the agreements of the 20th August 1891 and of the 31st October 1891. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That the Mayor be authorized to make arrangements with a Bank for the temporary advance of sufficient moneys to pay the amount payable to the Water Works Company for their works and property and that as collateral security for such temporary advance he be authorized to deliver to the Bank when issued the Debentures under By-Laws numbers 126 and 127. Carried.
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver’s population is more than 18 thousand – October 26, 1891

Recent city census taken by Mackay and Emanuels shows population to be 18,260. Finance committee enquired into the City’s advertising in the News-Advertiser, and concluded that there was no over-charging by the newspaper.

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original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 535-542

[Vol 4 page 535]
Vancouver October 26th 1891
The Council met on Monday October 26th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, Wm Brown, McDowell and C.L. Brown.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That Alderman Hobson be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From George Campbell et al asking for an electric light on the corner of Prior Street and Dunlevy Av. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From W.J. Gallagher again asking for an investigation. Filed.

From R.G. Mackay and S.J. Emanuels reporting that they had taken the City census and found the population to be 18,260 and asking for $200.00 to cover a portion of the expenses. Referred to Finance Committee.

From C.J. Mayne asking for a deeper drain on Princess Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From Mrs Annie E. Webster asking for the free use of the Market Hall for a Charity Ball in aid of the Alexandra Hospital.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the petition be granted. Carried.

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From G.W. Thomas Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.

From H.M. Williams et al asking for the grading etc of the lane in Block 7, 185. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Engineer stating that he could not approve of the removal of the railing of the portions of Granville Street Bridge adjoining the draw without providing for some protection to the public in lieu of it. Referred to Board of Works.

From Thos Byly et al asking for the opening up of 15th Av from Quebec St to Sophia St. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From J.J. Crane et al asking for the Sewering etc of the lane in Block 15, 196. Referred to Board of Works.

From His Worship the Mayor asking the Council to donate a sum towards the Sir John A. Macdonald Memorial Fund.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the sum of $500.00 be donated by this Council in aid of the above fund.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the question be referred to the Committee having the matter in hand. Carried.

From His Worship the Mayor advising

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that the City Scavengering be done by the City instead of by contract. Referred to the Board of Health.

From D.M. Eberts stating that his company were quite willing to be bound by the agreement re the settlement of the Water Works award but as the views of our Solicitor and theirs differed as to the meaning of said agreement they were prepared to leave the question to the judge forthwith. Referred to Water Works Committee.

From the Secretary of the Board of Trade advising the City to secure the water front lots in Blocks one and six O.G.T. now being offered for sale by the Provincial Government.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That as it is reported that the north halves of Blocks one and six O.G.T. are about to be disposed of, this Council wishes to call the attention of the Government to the need of this City having control over said property and that the committee having in hand the Water Works matter be instructed to proceed to Victoria and lay before the executive the needs of the City in this matter; also that the Representatives of this City in the Local Legislature be asked to accompany the deputation and that the Board of Trade be asked to take action in concert with the Council and send a deputation along with the City’s. Carried.

The following Reports were received and read:

Water Works
The Water Works Committee met on Monday October 26th 1891.
Present: His Worship and Aldermen

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Scoullar, McDowell, Templeton, Doering and Hobson; also the City Solicitor and Mr J.W. McFarland, Secy to the Vancouver Water Works Co.

A communication was read from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, notifying the Council that an application had been made to quash By-Law No 126.

It was resolved that the whole matter of the dispute between the Water Works Co and the City be left to the decision of one of the Supreme Court judges if an arrangement could not be arrived at between the parties; and further that the Mayor and Aldermen Scoullar and McDowell with the City Solicitor go to Victoria on Thursday and that they be empowered to secure the services of Mr A.N Richards if they should deem it necessary.
Sgd A.W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report [be] adopted. Carried.

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday October 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoullar and Hobson.

We beg to report:
1. That we have appointed A.J. Mould Assistant to the Assessment Commissioner to the end of the present year at a salary of $50.00 per month.
2. That we have ordered paid the accounts of the News-Advertiser.

The Committee met again on Friday October 23rd.

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It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
B. Springer, Revision of Voters List $40.00
World P&P Co, Subscription 12.00
Palmer Bros, Coal 21.00

2. That the communication from J.C. McLagan and W.J. Gallagher re the News-Advertiser be filed for the present.
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 22nd 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1. That C.A. Stoess C.E. be paid the sum of $225.00 in full settlement of his account for preparing plans etc. in connection with the Swing of the Cambie St Bridge.
2. That the alley in Block 3 O.G.T. be repaired with old plank.
3. That a 3 plank sidewalk be put down on 10th Avenue from Westminster Road to Prince Edward Street.
4. That the members of the Engineering Staff, who were docked one day when attending the Westminster Exhibition be paid for that day.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a speaking tube put in to connect his office with that of the City Clerk & Treasurer.

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6. That provided the Dominion Government grants the rights of the ends of the streets as requested by a resolution of Council passed on the 17th of August, the City will bear its proportion of the cost incurred in removing shacks from the ends of the streets.
7. That the tender of D.J. McPhalen be accepted for the construction of the fence around the East End School grounds.
8. That the shade trees on Hastings Street west of Westminster Avenue be removed to residential streets under the direction of the City Engineer.
9. That tenders be called for the sidewalking of Pender St (8 ft) from Jervis to Georgia.
10. That the following accounts be paid:
Fraser & Co, Steam road roller $2.65
W.H. Baxter, Jaws for crusher £ 32. 1. 2
Thos Dunn & Co, Supplies $46.05
Vancouver City Foundry, Supplies 22.80
H. Lomas et al, Labor 585.35
J. Telford, Box drain 245.70
W.D. & E.P Franck, 9th Av. 57.25
W.D. Hobson, Lanes 558.37
W. Tierney, Nelson St. 969.05
W. Archibald, Harris St. 719.55
Thos Veitch, Delivery of rock 433.03
E. Meyer, Lanes 158.76
W. Jones, Harris St. 181.94
E.C. Britton, Robson St. 211.61
Sgd S Brighouse

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

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Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer be paid a salary of $2000.00 for the year 1891 as provided for in the Estimates, said amount to be paid out from time to time and for accounts rendered in connection with the conduct of the business of his office. Withdrawn.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That in accordance with a resolution of the Council instructing the Finance Committee to enquire into the charges made against the News-Advertiser in respect to the way in which the advertising for the City was being performed, find that there were no over charges in respect to space occupied, that the advertisements were not leaded, that their arrangement in the paper was the best that could be made and that the Council has the right to display advertisements when this is deemed in the City’s interests, therefore the charges have no foundation in fact. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the complete scavengering of this City.
The parties tendering to furnish names of at least two resident ratepayers as sureties for the due performance of contract. Separate tenders to be handed in for each scavenger district. Tenders to state what sum monthly will be required for each district. Tenders to be in hands of City Clerk not

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later than noon of Monday November 2nd 1891. Referred to the Health Committee.
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. G. McGuigan
City Clerk

Tramway back on track, business as usual – August 17, 1891

Officer Grady “allowed $12 for a suit of clothes.” R.W. Hart awarded the contract for “burying the pauper dead at the rate of $15 for each corpse. ” The City Council “will not countenance any monopoly of the bathing facilities on [English] Bay”. Bylaw “granting the New Westminster Tramway Co. power to construct and operate a tramway line over certain streets in Vancouver.”

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 463-472

[Vol 4 page 463]
Vancouver August 17th 1891
The Council met on Monday August 17th 1891.

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

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

The following communications were received and read:

From Mrs. E.C. Caldwell asking for a sidewalk on Harris St and the grading of the lane in Block 87, 196. Referred to the Board of Works.

From McPhillips & Williams protesting against the erection of the crematory on Lots 7 & 8, Block 3, 302. Referred to the Board of Works.

From H.B. Warren asking for his hotel and travelling expenses during the time he attended the Water Works arbitration. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Alex Struthers et al asking for the opening of the lane in Block 6, 185. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Eberts and Taylor, Solicitors for the Vancouver Water Works Co submitting an account for hydrant rent and the lowering of their pipes. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From the Crematory Co asking for an advance of $1600 on material furnished. Referred to Crematory Committee with power to act.

From the Market Clerk furnishing a report. Filed.

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From the Chief of Police requesting that his office and the waiting room be painted. Filed.

From W.H. May et al asking for a sidewalk on Lansdowne St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Springer Mellon & Co asking for a share of City Insurance. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Malcolm Smith, notifying the Aldermen that unless they refunded the amount paid out in the Hayes & McIntosh case, he would bring an action against each of them individually. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From W.H. Copp et al and R.A. Anderson et al asking for a sidewalk on Park Drive and Venables Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W.A. Taylor asking the City to refund $35.00 paid by the Orange Lodge during the visit of Mr. Johnson, for the rent of the Market Hall. Referred to the Market Committee.

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

The following reports were received and considered.

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday August 11th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Carroll, Hobson & Scoullar. Alderman McDowell in the Chair.

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It was recommended:
1. That the City Engineer be instructed to build sheds at the pound, cost not to exceed $155.00
2. That Officer Grady be allowed $12.00 for a suit of clothes.
3. That the attention of the Board of Works be called to the condition of the street west of the pound, requesting them to take steps to have it cleared to prevent fire from spreading to the said pound.
4. That Officer Gibson be reinstated on the Police Force but that no salary be paid to him during the time he was suspended.
5. That the Police Force be instructed to keep the sidewalks clear of merchandise except in so far as it is allowed by the By-Law.
6. That the Police Force be instructed to adhere strictly to rule 92 of the Health By-Law and to rule 50 of the Police Regulations.
7. That the following accounts be paid:
T.R. Morrow, Drugs $3.75
Robt. Clark, Supplies 1.20
D. Bell-Irving, Med. Attendance 5.00
J.P. Blake, Supplies 12.55
Hayes & McIntosh, Supplies 15.50
R.W. Hart, Mattresses 11.00
Val Stranlie, Tags 6.25
Champion & White, Supplies 1.00
Wm. Ralph, Supplies 15.05
A.B. Diplock, Supplies 11.75
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

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Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday, August 11, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar and Templeton.

It was recommended:
1. That R.W. Hart be awarded the contract for burying the pauper dead at the rate of $15.00 for each corpse, furnishing a coffin stained, lined, and handled with a shroud for each corpse.
2. That the City agree to guarantee D. McNaughton against loss in case he pays to the said City hospital dues owing by Robert Beard, should the heirs of said Beard make a claim against him in the event of Beard’s death.
3. That the Union S.S. Co’s account be referred to the City Solicitor to ascertain if the City is liable for the amount.
4. That the matter of the foreshore on Water Street and especially the outlet of the sewer at the foot of Abbott Street being carried beyond the C.P.R. Co’s track be referred to the Board of Works with a request that they take prompt action; also in the district known as Yale Town east of Granville Street and south of Georgia St to False Creek.
5. That the vault at the Cemetery be made of stone instead of brick.
6. That the following accounts be paid:
Palmer Bros, Coal 14.00
R.V. Winch, Supplies 22.56
T.R. Morrow, Supplies 74.29
Creamer & Langley 4.95
J.P. Blake 10.30

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Eligh, Supplies $44.22
Alex McDonald, Assist. in digging graves 4.00
Hudson’s Bay Co, Supplies 35.50
Champion & White, Scavengering 20.35
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 47.41
Vancouver Steam Laundry 18.87
Sgd J.T. Carroll
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday August 13, 1891.

Present: Aldermen Templeton, Brown and Godfrey. Alderman Templeton in the Chair.
It was recommended:
1. Re the petition for the Street Railway on Robson St:
That pending negotiations for the purchase of the Vancouver Street Railway that the Board does not consider it judicious or advisable to do anything in regard to Robson Street at present.
2. That a sidewalk be constructed on the south side of Burrard Street from Gore Av to Westminster Av.
3. That a further communication be sent to the Minister of Marine stating that the City of Vancouver is not now applying for a general foreshore grant but only for the consent of the Dominion Government to the extension of certain streets over the foreshore, also that a plan setting out the street ends as they are and as they would be if produced, be prepared and sent with the communication as the City Council believe that for sanitary and other reasons such streets should be extended.

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4. That 11th Av be opened up to Columbia Street as petitioned for by A.T. Loveridge et al.
5. That Messrs McPhillips and Williams be informed that if they will prepare a By-Law governing the Lightning Messenger Service Co, they will be treated on the same footing as other applicants.
6. In reply to J. A. Fulton’s communication re bathing in English Bay, we recommend that he be informed that in so far as the City Council has any control over the matter, they will not countenance any monopoly of the bathing facilities afforded on said Bay.
7. That the deputation from the Trades and Labor Council be invited to meet the Board of Works to discuss the nine hour labor question.
8. Re the fixing of a base line in 264A, the Board cannot see why the City Council should be called upon to take any part in the survey disputes.
9. That the Vancouver Street Railway Co be informed that it is the intention of the City to improve the grade on Ninth Av as recommended by the City Engineer.
10. That Mr. Lawson be authorized to give the necessary order for the lowering of the water pipes and repair same where they are damaged on the following streets: Eveleigh, Robson, Princess, Hamilton and Nicola.
11. That the Street Inspector be authorized to have the necessary water connections made with the sewer shed before the steam road roller arrives.

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12. That Dr. Kendall be returned his original deposit of $100.00 which he made with his tender.
13. That the tender of T & R Whiteside be accepted for the erection of an addition to the Cemetery house.
14. That the following accounts be paid:
H. Lomas et al, Labor $238.50
Thos. Veitch, Delivering rock 344.92
15. That the following tenders be invited:
9th Av grading from Carolina St east of West. Av.
8th Av grading from Carolina St east one block.
11th Av grading from West. Av to Columbia St.
Burrard St, 6 ft sidewalk from West. Av to Gore Av.
Carl Av grading from Princess to Keefer.
Keefer St grading from West. to Jackson.
Seymour grading from Hastings to Harris.
Richards St 6 ft sidewalk Smythe to Nelson.
Grading lane B67, 541.
Nelson St grading from Granville to Bute.
Hamilton St 6 ft sidewalk to Smythe on west side and from Georgia to Robson on east side.
Homer St 6 ft sidewalk on the west side from Nelson to Drake.
The following petitions were received and referred to the City Engineer:
Geo Aubrey, P.G. Fenton et al, D.H. Morgan and T. Ceperley.
From Chipman, Morgan & Co re graving dock. Laid over.
Sgd Wm Templeton
Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the clause calling for tenders on Nelson Street be struck out and the contract awarded to the next lowest tenderer.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll

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That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted as read. Amendment carried.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That a By-Law be introduced and read a first time granting the New Westminster Tramway Co power to construct and operate a tramway line over certain streets in the City of Vancouver. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law. Carried.

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

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law be read a third time. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law be signed, sealed and gazetted. Carried.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That Alderman Carroll be added to the Crematory Committee. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the City Clerk be and is hereby authorized to order from the manufacturers, two pair of extra jaws for the rock crusher. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the City Council pay over to the School Board the sum of $2500, placing it in the Bank of Montreal. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the Solicitor be and is hereby instructed to take what steps he deems necessary to secure the City the payment of the $1000 promised by Mr. Clark in connection with the South Park. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the painters be instructed to paint the Chief of Police’s office and the waiting room. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Chief of Police be authorized to give the necessary order to have the street lights lit on dark nights when such occur during the five nights [when such occur during the five nights] about full moon on which they are at present not lit. Carried.

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Notice of Motion

Alderman Scoullar gave notice that he would at next regular meeting introduce a By-Law to raise by loan the sum of $50,000 for extending the public sewers.
The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Ratepayers protest Isaac Hallett’s continuing as Police Magistrate – July 27, 1891

Mayor Oppenhiemer and Alderman receive a notice of injunction from Elizabeth Ann Studden on behalf of the ratepayers, prohibiting the City from paying any further salary to Isaac Hallet as Police Magistrate. Hastings Street to be graded for Street Railway tracks. Committees appointed to organize Vancouver’s contribution to the Provincial Exhibit, and to acquire electric street lighting, street railways, and gas works.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 434 – 440

[vol 4 page 434]
Vancouver July 27th 1891

The Council met on Monday July 27th 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Brown and McDowell.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From the Market Clerk reporting on the market receipts for one week. Filed.

From the Deputy Provincial Secretary acknowledging the receipt of the resolution of Council re the refunding of the poll tax. Filed.

From Wm Seidelman requesting that Powell Street be opened up to the eastern boundary of the City. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Secretary of the Board of Trade asking for the appointment of a Committee of the Council to act in conjunction with a Committee from the Board, to arrange to have the City properly represented at the coming Toronto Exhibition. Filed.

From the Merchants Tailors and business men of the City praying Council to fix the License for transient traders at $200.00 per year. Referred to the Policy Com.

From Elizabeth Ann Studden on behalf of the ratepayers of the City of Vancouver,

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serving a Writ of Summons on the Mayor and Aldermen, giving notice of an application for an Injunction to prevent any salary being paid to I.H. Hallett as Police Magistrate and for the refunding of $165.55 already paid to him. Referred to the City Solicitor.

From Dr. Johnston stating that Miss Woodward was sick with scarlet fever and that she would not be fit for duty for six weeks. Referred to the Board of Health.

From R. W. Armstrong Revising Barrister asking the Council to supply him with the names of all parties eligible for insertion on the Dominion Voters List. Filed.

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

After the communications were read Alderman Carroll moved that Mr. R.D. Pitt be allowed to explain to the Council his claims for compensation for the loss of his leg through being run over by the Fire Engine in 1887. Leave was granted and Mr. Pitt explained all the circumstances in connection with the accident but no action was taken by the Council.

The following Reports were received and read.

F.W. & L.
The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday July 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Brighouse and Templeton.

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It was recommended:

1. That the following accounts be paid:
John Scuitto, Coal oil, etc. $12.85
G.H. Bazley, Horse shoeing 2.00
Tye & Co, Supplies .25
J.M. Buxton, Coal 13.00

2. That the tender of G.A. Fraser & Co for the supply of couplings etc. be accepted at the following rates:
For couplings: $2.80 per set
Gex rings 2.00 per dozen
Gaskets .55 per dozen
sgd. Wm Templeton
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the F.W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No. 22
The Board of Works met on Thursday July 23rd 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1. That the Fire Inspector be instructed to see that all the provisions of the Fire By-Law are carried out in connection with Mr. Rogers building in course of erection in Block 3, OGT.
2. That Hastings Street be graded so that the Street Railway Co may build its line on said street as per agreement.
3. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the necessary details prepared and that tenders be called for an addition to the Caretaker’s

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house at the boundary; also for the plastering of the present structure.
4. That Alberni Street be surface graded from Bute Street 4 lots east so as to give access to Mr. Eldon’s residence, the work to be done under the supervision of the Street Inspector.
5. That the City Engineer be empowered to obtain copies of the registered plans of the City.
6. That tenders be called for street signs.
7. That the City Engineer consult with the City Solicitor with a view to having the street numbering by-law amended so as to be more definite.
8. That the City Solicitor be asked to give his opinion in reference to the account of Mr. Potter for work done in locating sewer connections.
9. That the City Engineer go over the streets and see on which it would be most advisable to use the crushed stone from the North Arm quarry.
10. That the C.P.R. Co be requested to extend all streets in subdivision 526 to the water front.
11. That A.K. Stuart’s name be place on the City pay roll at a salary of 65.00 per month.
12. That the Chairman of the Board of Works and the City Engineer make a trip in the interests of the City with a view to examining the street paving in use in the principal cities on Puget Sound and Portland Oregon.
13. That the following contracts be awarded:
Nicola St grading, Boyd & C.
Nelson St grading, Balkwell & Pinto
Princess St grading, Wm Archibald

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Thurlow St grading, S. Beaumont
Seventh Av grading, D.H. Morgan
Bute St sidewalk, J.B. Thornton
14. That tenders be invited for the following work:
Hornby Street, 6 ft sidewalk past St. Paul’s Church.
Robson St, grading full width from Richards to Cambie.
Grading lanes in Blocks 65 & 75, 541.
Cambie St, 200 ft of sidewalk and crossings.
Harris St, grading from Heatley to Campbell Av.
Grading lane in Block 53, 196.
Grading Hastings Street east.
Keefer Street grading.
15. That the following accounts be paid:
H. Connacher, Seymour St $65.85
H. Lomas et al, Labor 185.00
sgd. S. Brighouse
Chairman

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

Finance No.
The Finance Committee met on Friday July 24, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Hobson and Scoullar.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:
J. Miller, Stamps $30.00
News-Advertiser, Ads 10.34
F.W. Hart, Furniture, etc. 86.25
It was further recommended:
1. That cheques for $250, 250 and 150 respectively be made out in favor of W.H. Gallagher, S. Sheppard and E.C. Britton for the ends

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of their lots on Powell Street in Block 48.

2. That an advertisement be inserted calling for applications for two assessors for the City of Vancouver, one of whom must be thoroughly proficient in the knowledge of the value of buildings, applications to be received up to Friday the 31st inst.
sgd. Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That this Council do appoint Aldermen Scoullar, Carroll, McDowell, Hobson and Templeton a Committee to act in conjunction with the Provincial Exhibit Committee having in view the special preparation of the City and Provincial contributions to exhibit, also that the Board of Trade be asked to appoint a similar committee to act in conjunction therewith. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the City Clerk be instructed to forward to the Attorney General a copy of the writ in the case of Mrs. Studden vs the City of Vancouver. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the City Clerk be instructed to employ assistance to prepare

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the Dominion Voters List and also to give notice through the newspapers asking all persons to have their names placed on said list before the 15th of August next. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That in the opinion of this Council it is desirable that the City should own and operate the electric lighting, street railway and gas works provided such works can be purchased at a reasonable price. Carried.
The rules were suspended in this case.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Godfrey, Scoullar, McDowell and Templeton be appointed a Committee to enquire into and report to this Council upon what terms and conditions the electric lighting, street railway and gas company works can be purchased by the City. Carried.

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

Phone brought in to Mountain View Cemetery – July 20, 1891

Phone brought in to Mountain View Cemetery – July 20, 1891

Mrs. McDonald, wife of the cemetery keeper, to be paid $5.00 per month for attending to the telephone. City Solicitor gave his opinion that the position of Police Magistrate is technically vacant as Mr. Isaac Hallett is not a qualified Justice of the Peace. Hallett’s position as a Stipendiary Magistrate allows him to collect fines under the City Bylaws.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 428 – 433

[vol 4 page 428]
Vancouver July 20 1891

The Council met on Monday July 20th 1891 at 8 P.M.

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

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Street Lights. Filed.

From the City Solicitor stating that E.J. Clark of Toronto ought to pay to the City the $1000.00 promised on the South Park. Referred to Finance Committee.

From A. Campbell Reddie, Dep Prov Secretary acknowledging the receipt of the notification giving the names of the School Trustees appointed by the Council. Filed.

From Henry A. Barton Dep Attorney General, asking to be informed whether Mr. Hallett’s appointment as Police Magistrate had been cancelled by resignation or otherwise. Referred to Police Committee.

From G.W. Thomas, Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report. Filed.

From the City Solicitor stating that the office of Police Magistrate was vacant through Mr. Hallett not being a J.P. and stating

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that he was empowered to try cases under the City By-Laws on account of him being a Stipendiary Magistrate be he [sic] has not under the regulations of the City. Referred to the Police Committee.

From W.D. Burdis et al asking for a stand pipe for fire purposes at the junction of Campbell Av and Princess St. Referred to the Board of F W & L.

From Wm Ralph et al asking that the Tramway come down Hastings St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From David Brockwell asking that two trees be cut down on the corner of Lansdowne & Scotia Streets. Referred to City Engineer.

From R.D. Pitt asking to be allowed to explain his case to the Council. The City Clerk was instructed to ask Mr. Pitt to be present.

From Joseph Pope of Ottawa conveying the thanks of Lady Macdonald to the Mayor & Council of Vancouver for their kind sympathy with her in her affliction. Filed.

From J.H. Smith complaining of the conduct of the Health Inspector. Referred to the Health Committee.

The following accounts were received and read:

Finance No 22
The Finance Committee met on Friday

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July 17th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1. That the communication from R. D. Pitt asking for remuneration for the loss be referred back to Council for discussion.
2. That the communication from H.A. Jones offering the lots adjoining the City Hall for $6000.00 be filed.
3. That the sum of $250.00 be placed to the credit of the British Columbia Association Provincial Exhibit as Vancouver’s Grant.
4. That Thos Whitelaw be paid $750.00 less the amount already received by him for services rendered in connection with the examination of the water works submarine pipe, as per agreement the amount being $703.40, which includes cost of draft.
5. That the following accounts be paid:
Provincial Govt for Schools $2740.00
Thos F. McGuigan, Refund .50
Daily Telegram, Ad 2.40
R. Fairclough, W.W. Arbitration 57.75
A.N. Richards, W.W. Arbitration 1050.00
Corbould & McColl, Costs in Hendry Case 49.10
In respect to the Hendry Case this Committee would suggest that the City Solicitor and Police Magistrate be instructed to work more amicably together where the City’s interests are involved and thus save the payment of unnecessary costs; otherwise action should be taken to secure the services of officials who would act more in conformity with the wishes of the Council.
Sgd Wm Brown, Chairman

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

Works no 22
The Board of Works met on Monday July 20 1891 at 3 P.M.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Godfrey and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Thos Stephenson, Expenses to North Arm $2.50
H. Blyth, Salary 20.00
H. Connacher, East End Park 472.50
W.G. Fraser, Hornby St. 225.73
Angus Fraser, Howe St. 217.91
J. Callister, Filling 11.50
H. Lomas et al 130.50
2. That tenders be invited for the following works.
Nelson St. grade full width from Granville to Bute.
Robson St. grading from Thurlow to Broughton.
Bute St. 6 ft sidewalk from Nelson to Comox.
Burrard St. 6 ft sidewalk from Dunlevy to Heatley both sides.
Box drain on Cambie & Water Streets.
Campbell Av. 6 ft sidewalk from Hastings to Princess St.
Hornby St. grade full width from Georgia to Dunsmuir and 6 ft sidewalk on the east side.
Grading approach to Cambie Street Bridge from the south.
Harris St. sidewalk (6 ft) to Heatley.
3. That the City Engineer’s recommendations for temporary appointments in his Department be endorsed, the question of salaries being referred to the Finance Committee.
4. That the loose plank now lying on Westminster Avenue be made use of for the extension of

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of the present sidewalk on 6th Av. on the north side from Scotia to Brunswick St.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a minute survey made of the Victoria Street contract to see whether the contractor for that work has gone outside of the city limits.
6. That as the City Engineer has reported that under the agreement with W.H. Kendall the City is not bound to supply him with wire rope etc. the Board cannot see its way clear to grant his request.
7. A communication was received from H.T. Ceperley, Secy-Treas. Van Elec Ry & Light Co, informing the Board of the willingness of that company to accept the option of building their lines on certain streets within the city limits viz Park, Venables, Campbell Av and Oppenheimer Streets and asking same to be graded; also giving notice to the City Engineer under Section 8 of the agreement between the company and the city. It was resolved that the Board does not understand that the agreement between the city and the company requires the city to grade any streets.
8. That Mrs. McDonald, wife of the caretaker of the Cemetery be paid $5.00 a month for attending to the telephone.
9. That this Board has no power to return W.H. Kendall’s deposit as requested by him.
Sgd S. Brighouse, Chairman

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

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Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Attorney General be informed that the office of Police Magistrate is not vacant and that Mr. Hallett has not been dismissed.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Water Works by-law complete – May 9, 1891

A Special Meeting was held to consider the Works By-Law; the by-law was read over, signed, sealed, and sent to the newspapers for publication

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston

and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 323 only

[volume 4 page 323]

Vancouver May 9 1891

A special meeting of the Council was held on Saturday May 9th 1891 at 2 P.M. for the purpose of considering and finally passing the Works By-Law.

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

The By-Law was read a second time on motion of Alderman Brown seconded by Alderman Brighouse.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on motion of Alderman Templeton seconded by Alderman Godfrey.

Alderman Brown was appointed Chairman.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as complete with amendments.

The By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Brown seconded by Alderman Brighouse and ordered to be signed, sealed and gazetted.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer

Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan

City Clerk