Council agreed that if the Street Railway Company agree to erect a suitable waiting room at the terminus of the line on Coal Harbour they be granted permission to build the track in accordance with the recommendations of the Railway & Light Committee. Pictured above is the Marpole waiting room and news stand 1921.
Council would like to see the cost of boarding City [of Vancouver] prisoners in the Provincial Jail reduced, “the Committee being of the opinion that 50¢ a day is too much seeing that the prisoners are obliged to work for which no credit is given to the City”.
The Pound Keeper be allowed 10 cts a day for feeding each dog impounded. Resolved that the Stove in Fire Hall No 2 be fixed without delay. Detective Haywood to be notified that his services will not be required after the 30th of April 1897.
Council met with representatives of J. Evans & Co. of London, who were seeking a ten year exemption from taxes and from water charges in exchange for building a smelter within City Limits. Council agreed to submit a By-Law to the voters for their approval.
Several buildings were ordered cleaned or demolished by the Board of Health, “such buildings and filth thereunder to be a nuisance and dangerous to the Public Health.” Mrs. E. Campbell and four children to be sent to Ripley, Ontario by Council “on the most favourable terms.”