North Vancouver Wants Three Years’ Road Tax – November 12, 1894

The Mayor of North Vancouver demanded retroactive road tax for all Vancouver employees working on the Water Works over the past three years. William Cargill asked to be paid for the shingles used in roofing the grand stand at Hastings Park, claiming them as his property. Amendments to the Milk Vendors’ By-Law received third reading.

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 300 – 304
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[Volume 6 page] 300

Vancouver November 12th 1894

The Council met on Monday November 12th 1894.
Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From Wm Jordan asking for the improvement of Manitoba Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From M.C. McLean, Secretary of the Ward 5 Property Protective Association asking for certain information in connection with the Milk Vendors By-Law, etc.
Referred to the Health, Finance & Board of Works.

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

From Joe Dixon calling attention to the license on Pool Tables
Referred to the Finance Committee

From Garden, Hermon and Burwell stating that the St Ry Company were about to proceed to lay a track on Robson Street
Referred to the Board of Works. In this connection the City Solicitor gave as his opinion that under the existing By-Laws and agreement there was nothing authorizing the Company to construct a track along Robson Street.

[Volume 6 page] 301

From John Lellus asking if the purchasing of lots in 540 would be obliged to pay the final payments on 540 lots when buying for arrears of taxes
Referred to the Finance Committee

From W.H. Kendall asking if the City would take over at cost price the plant he has on hand in connection with the rock crusher.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From F.C. Clarke etal asking for the opening up of Robson Street to allow of the street railway to be laid thereon.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Davis Mashall & McNeill stating that the 27th next at 11 A.M. was fixed for hearing the case re the Electric Lighting By-Law.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From W. Battison asking for the opening up of Lorne Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

Reports

The following were received and read,

Finance Committee.
The Finance Committee met on Friday November 9th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Wm McGill Balance on Grand Stand $15.00

[Volume 6 page] 302

R. Willard etal            Labor         $25.55
Telephone Co.             Rents        √ 38.50
City Printing Works    Supplies     √ 3.75
News-Advertiser         “                    8.30
Crowder & Penzer      “               √ 21.29
H. Kerrey                    Repairs     √ 15.00
C.P. Telegraph Co.      Telegram      √ .25

Communications
From Wm Cargill asking to be paid for the shingles used in roofing the grand stand at Hastings Park claiming them as his property.
No action taken

sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

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

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Tuesday November 6th 1894
Present – the full Board
The Reeve and Alderman McCartney of the Municipality of North Vancouver waited on the Board with reference to the road from the Caňon to the Dam. The matter was referred to the City Solicitor with reference to the right of way for the water works pipe line.

The Reeve of North Vancouver also demanded a road tax of $2.00 per man per years for all men employed by the City and how have worked in the Municipality of North Vancouver within

[Volume 5 page] 303

the past three years.
Referred to the City Solicitor.

Communications

From Evans, Coleman & Evans notifying the City not to pay wages for teams or teamsters employed by Purdy and Williams on the reservoir. Filed.

From Purdy and Williams asking to have estimate for reservoir passed at this meeting.
Moved by Aldermen McPhaiden
That Purdy and Williams Estimate be passed. Carried.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
A Linton              Boat hire              √ $18.00
H.S. M. Short       supplies                   √ 6.98
B.C.M.T.& T.Co       “                          √ 8.50
Can Gen’l Elec. Co   “                          √ 3.60
David Wilson             “                           √ .75
News Advertiser        “                           25.00
B.C.M.T. & T. Co      “                         √ 2.00
F. Filion                      ”                        √ 3.00
J.B. Edson               “                       √ 5.00 10
Union S.S. Co.        Hire of Blocks    √ 40.00
Welsh Bros.             Supplies             √ 32.68
A.M. Beattie            Weighing               √ .20
Payne Tapping
Machine Co.             Supplies.             √ 8.10
A.C. Lympus           Repairs √ 7.50
Purdy & Williams   Estimate on Reservoir √ 3000.00

sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

[Volume 6 page 304]

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the amendments to the Milk Vendors’ By-Law be read a first time. Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the By-Law be read a second time. Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for its Consideration. Carried

Alderman Wm Brown was appointed Chairman
The By-Law was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

The Board then adjourned

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos.F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Columbia Avenue lowlands must be drained – July 16, 1894

Columbia Avenue lowlands must be drained – July 16, 1894

The Medical Health Officer reported on the unsanitary condition of Dupont Street and urged the draining of the low lying lands south of Dupont Street and east and west of Columbia Avenue. The Provincial government requested $200 to cover the cost of smallpox vaccine administered by Dr. McGuigan in August 1892. Taxes were coming in slowly; one citizen, John Castile wrote to suggest that persons in arrears for taxes be allowed to work them out.

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 152 – 163

[volume 6 page152]

Vancouver July 16th 1894

The Council met on Monday July 16th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
Alderman Wm Brown was appointed Chairman.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Medical Health officer reporting upon the sanitary condition of Dupont Street and advising the Council to have the low lying lands drained.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the City Engineer be instructed to ascertain the cost as soon as possible. Carried.

From the City Solicitor stating that the Captain of the Barque Gutenberg had no claim against the City and also that the C.P.R. Co could not be held liable for the expenses of the Chinaman afflicted with Smallpox. Filed.

From A. McDougall asking for the levelling of Hornby Street in front of his premises.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Deputy Provincial Treasurer asking for a cheque for $200.00 being amount paid to D. McGuigan for vaccinating incoming passengers on trains at Vancouver between August 10th and 21st 1892.
Referred to the City Solicitor

[volume 6 page 153]

From John Castile suggesting that persons in arrears for taxes be allowed to work them out.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From Alderman Franklin declining to put up a bond on the Engineer’s investigation.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Communication be laid over for one week to give an opportunity for both parties to come together. Carried

From J. Jones asking for a decision on his claim for the refund of a portion of the fine imposed on him by the pound keeper.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the communication be filed. Carried.

Reports
The following Reports were received and read:-

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Wednesday July 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Bethune, Shaw, and McPhaiden

Communications
From the B.C. Iron Works Co offering to supply special Castings Castings for Water Works Sept. at 2c per Lb. Filed
The following tenders for dolphins at the Narrows were received:-

[Volume 6 page 154]

D.K. Campbell
Coppered piles $594.00
Zinc. “ 451.00
Uncovered “ 352.00

W.A. Ravine
Coppered piles 660.00
Zinc “ 484.00
Uncovered “ 352.00

Resolved
That D.K. Campbell’s tender of $594.00 for coppered piles be accepted, and that the Dominion Government be asked to pay half the expense as the dolphins will be a good protection to shipping.

Resolved
That two days be taken off John Potter’s time for Monday and Tuesday January 2nd and 3rd these days being public holidays

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
C. Nelson Drugs $1.25
News. Advertiser Bindery Supplies 10.00
Crowder & Penzer “ 7.12
C.P.R. Co “ 3.60
Creamer & Langley “ 10.08
J. Burns Jr “ 896.82
Walsh Bros. “ 22.65
B.C. Iron Works Co. “ 270.34
Van Elec Ry & L Co “ 1.32
J. Boyd & Co “ 7.00
Curtis & Newsome “ 17.20
Hastings Mill “ 9.52
Gas Co “ .75
Purdy & Williams Reservoir 1944.00

[Volume 6 page 155]

Hooper etal Labor $708.65
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday July 13th 1894.
Present the full Board

Communications
From the Board of Works asking the Committee to provide funds for the purchase of bon wires for the Street Railway Track about to be laid. Estimated cost $865.20 Laid over

From the Board of Works asking the Committee to furnish funds for the construction of a sewer in Blocks 8 & 22.185 and a basement drain constructed on Dupont Strete under the Frontage Tax system.
Referred back to the Board of Works for Estimate of Cost

From E.H. Dowing and W.H. Hooper asking for a refund of a certain portion of their respective licenses, they having paid for the full year near the close of the License year.
Resolved.
That it is desirable that the Trades License By-Law be amended

From Ms. A. Cheatam asking for a reduction of the Shooting Gallery License. Filed

[volume 6 page 156]

From the Revenue Tax Collector stating that collections were coming in slowly and stating that it would be necessary to enforce payment.
Resolved.
That Mr. Sutherland be instructed to carry out the law.

Resolved
That the account of the B.C. Iron Works for a heater amounting to $265.00 be paid our of the Fire & Light Contigent fund.

Resolved.
That a copy be made of the petition to be presented at the Governor General re the dyking of the lands bordering on the Fraser River and that it be presented to the Board of Trade for signature

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
City Printing Works supplies $33.50
Bank of Montreal Note 20,000
Crowder & Penzer supplies 7.15
News. Advertiser Ads 1.05
E. Clough Drayage 3.50
sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[volume 6 page 157]

Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Tuesday July 10th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
W.J. McGuigan Inquests $45.
F. Filion supplies .85
Mellish & Gray “ 122.50
Minion S.S. Co Fare 2.00
Mrs. Crawford supplies .50
McIntosh & co “ 64.26
F.W. Mills “ 9.35
C.S. Philp “ 16.14
W. H. DeBow “ 40.05
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 56.80
A.H. Thomas Medical Attendance 10.00
W.C. Marshall Drayage 5.00
Lockhart & Center Burials 35.60
City Printing Works Supplies 2.00
McIntosh & Co “ .48
F. Filion “ 64.99
B.C. Mills “ 8.43
James Carnohan Scavengering 1.25
C.P.R. Co Fares 3.00
John Boyd & Co Supplies 3.30
City of Victoria. Keep of Lepers 52.63
F. Filion Supplies 17.40
E. Shurgold Drayage .50
McLennan & McFeely Supplies 2.85
Carter Bros. Crematory Chimney 101.00

Communications
From the Plumbing inspector reporting that 149 plumbing and sewer permits were issued for the half year ending June 30th Filed

[volume 6 page 158]

From the Health Inspector asking that immediate steps be taken to drain the low lying lands south of Dupont Street and east and west of Columbia Avenue
Resolved.
That the Board of Works be instructed to have this necessary work done at once.

From J.M. Holland asking for amendments to the Plumbing By-Law Filed
From Miss Macfie furnishing Hospital Report for June. Filed
From E.B. Morgan etal asking for a sewer in the lane running between Block 84 22.185
Resolved.
That if there are sufficient funds on hand for that purpose that the Board of Works be instructed to have the work done.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to write Philp Bros that they must supply to the City Hospital whatever vegetables are ordered and that F. Filion be notified to supply fresh eggs when required.
sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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

[Volume 6 page 159]

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday July 12th 1894
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw, Queen and C.L. Brown.

Communications
From Ivan Bushong etal calling attention of the Board to slight repairs necessary to the paving at Cordova Street at the foot of Homer Street
Resolved
That D. McGuillvray be notified to make all necessary repairs to the Bituminous road pavement as soon as possible.

From J.M. Bowell, Collector of Customs stating that if the lumber coming from Australia for block paving is in sawed boards or planks undressed, or dressed on one side only, “it will be free from duty under the new tariff’. Filed for reference.

From H.A. Bell asking for permission to use part of the street in front of the new Rogers’ building Hastings Street for depositing building material.
Resolved.
That Mr Bell be notified that permission fo the rise of 50 feet of the sidewalk for the purpose has already been granted to E. Cook but that permission for use of the paved street has in all cases been refused.

From the City Clerk informing the Board of the Resolutions passed by the Board of Health relative to the construction of a sewer in Blocks 8 & 22. 185 and drainage for the low lying lands south of Dupont Street.

[Volume 6 page 160]

Resolved.
That the Finance Committee be requested to furnish the funds necessary to carry out these works and that the requisite basement drain on Dupont street be put in under the frontage tax system.
James Dixon, Contractor for the basement drains on Granville Street put in a claim for extra work amounting to $364.00
Referred to the Engineer and the Inspector to look into and report.

Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to put down a 2 ft wall with old planks in front of Mr. Prior’s residence on 10th Av west of Manitoba Street.

Resolved that the documents in connection with the investigation be kept in the Engineer’s office vault and to be accessible during regular office hours to all parties concerned.

The matter of extending the Abbott Street sewer to deeper water was referred to the Engineer to see if pipe can be got for the purpose.

Resolved that the matter of providing funds for the cost of the bond wires for the Street Railway track be referred to the Finance Committee.

Resolved that the City Engineer be authorized to get prices for the necessary work of continuing the outlet of the Granville Street drain to False Creek.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

[Volume 6 page 161]

James Dixon Drain $746.45
J. Menzies 11th Av. 28.28
P.G. Fenton 8th Av. 13.95
C. Nelson. Supplies 1.50
Evans Coleman & Evans “ 1.60
Minion S.S. Co. Hire of Steamer 15.00
Dunn & Co. Supplies .10
Welsh Bros. “ 8.26
McLennan & McFeely “ 35.73
Morgan etal. Labor 774.80
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairperson

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

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Wednesday July 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Shaw, McCraney and Bethune
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Thos Dunn & Co. supplies $2.75
Welsh Bros “ 146.09
D. Wilson “ 6.55
L. Roy Repairs 3.12
F. Filion Supplies 9.04
I Forbes Shoeing | 4.00 4.00
McDowell & Co. supplies 10.24
Van Elec Ry & Co Lights 1668.41
James Carnohah Scavengering 1.00
B.C. Iron Works Heater $265.00
sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

[Volume 6 page 162]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be Adopted. Carried

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Thursday July 12th 1894.
Present the full Board
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Wm Cameron. Police Duty $2.50
Frank Blair “ “ 5.00
McIntosh & Co Supplies 25.50
F. Filion “ .60
Russell. McDonald & Co “ 2.30
Chas. Nelson “ 3.15
News. Advertiser “ 12.00
C.S. Philp “ 16.55
Gurney Cab Co. “ 2.00
John McLaren Ry fares 14.00

Communications

From J.N. Bond asking for redress for the tearing down by small boys of a stable belonging to him on the South end of Granville Street Bridge. Filed

Resolved that A.M. Beattie be notified that under the terms of his lease of the Market he is required to keep it in a good state of repair and that the Council looks to him to have it repaired when necessary.
sgd C.L. Brown, Chairman
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman McPhaiden seconded by Alderman McDowell.

[Volume 6 page 163]

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Shaw.
That the amendments to the Health By-Law be read a 2nd time. Carried
The Council went into Committee of the Whole for to consideration with Alderman McDowell in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the noxious weed By-Law be read a second time. Carried.
The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Franklin in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to the Council as complete.
It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman Franklin.

Notice of Motion
Alderman C.L. Brown gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the present Market By-Law.

The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

East End race track closed except by special permission – March 19, 1894

East End race track closed except by special permission – March 19, 1894

Council ordered the East End [Hastings] race track to be closed and locked, only to be used by prior arrangement with Council. S.H. Holmes complained of dirty water coming from a nearby dye works. George E. Trorey offered two tame deer for [Stanley] Park.  A nine hour day clause to be included in all future contracts with the City. City Clerk authorized to call for tenders for new police uniforms.

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Illustration: Vancouver Archives AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-2929
[“Forfarshire” as a two year old, 1889]

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 749 – 758

[Volume 5 page 749]

Vancouver March 19th 1894.
The Council met on Monday March 19th 1894 at 8 P.M.
Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Brown, Franklin, Shaw and C.L. Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From H. Abbott Esq. notifying the Council to stop work on the roadway leading to the wharf or else enter into an agreement with him, the said roadway being private property.
Referred to the Board of Works
From C.J. Mayne etal asking for a sidewalk on 9th Av.
Referred to the Board of Works
From Messrs Evans, Coleman & Evans asking for the return of their deposit on pipe contract.
Referred to the Board of Works
From A.L. Fish of San Francisco submitting a tender for a heater. Filed
From the License Inspector giving a list of the Licensed Drays & Cabs Filed
From Martin Kelly agreeing to pay union wages to the men working on his contract. Filed
From C. Fossell asking for a sidewalk on 12th Av
Referred to the Board of Works
From G.A. Owens drawing attention to the condition of the streets on Mount Pleasant where the Street railway track is laid
Referred to the Board of Works

[volume 5 page 750]

From Wm Smith Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging the receipt of the resolution of Council re the dredging of False Creek. Filed
From A.M. Beattie asking to be furnished with free water in the Market Hall as an offset for free light furnished to the Band room.
Referred to the Water Committee
From Adolphe Giguere stating that he had lost certain poll tax receipts and asking that he be not obliged to pay for same.
Referred to the Finance Committee
From Geo. E. Trorey offering two tame deer to the Park.
Referred to the Park Commissioners

The following Reports were received and read

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Monday March 19th 1894.
Present – the full Board
It was recommended.
1. That the City Engineer have full control over the water works, foremen and men both as to hiring and discharging, and furnish the Committee with a report at each meeting of the work done and necessary to be done.
2. That W. P. Turner be notified that his services will not be required one month from the date of this notice.
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
4. W. Hooper etal. Labor. $209.05
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman
The Report was adoption on motion of Alderman Wm Brown Seconded by Alderman Queen.

[volume 5 page 751]

Finance Committee

The Finance committee met on Friday March 16th 1894
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, Wm Brown and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
H. Kersey Labor, etc. $3.50
C.P. Telegraph Co. Telephones 5.34
City Plumbing Works Supplies 4.60
R.A. Anderson etal. Expenses two deputations to Victoria 60.50
Ial(?) Stroube Supplies 1.75
C.P.R.Co Freight 10.13
H.M. Customs Duty 4.20

2. That A.E. Brickway be granted Power of Attorney to clear City Goods out of Customs.
3. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the purchase of the Local Improvement Debentures authorized to be issued for the paving of portions of Granville and Hastings Streets, said tenders to be received up to Friday April 13th at 4 PM, the advertisement to be inserted in the Montreal “Gazette” the “Shareholder” the “Empire”, the “Monetary Times” and the two local papers.
4. That the Mayor , City Clerk and the Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $20,000 on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum paid note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.
5. That a rebate of 20 per cent be allowed on the amount of taxes paid by each person liable to pay taxes for the current year to the City of Vancouver if the said taxes be paid to the City Tax Collector on or before the 15th of July 1894, 15 per cent if paid between the 15th of July and the 15th of September 10 per cent if paid between the 15th of September and the 15th of November and 5 per cent if paid between the 15th of September November and the 16th of December.
6. That the East End Park Race Track be closed and any parties wishing to use it in the future must obtain permission from the Council before doing so, that a copy of this resolution be posted upon the gates and a copy sent to the Jockey Club and that the City Engineer bar and lock the gates and post the notices.
7. That the Financial Statement prepared by the Chairman Alderman Salsbury be printed in pamphlet form and that tenders be invited for having the work done, the advertisement to call for bids for 300 and 500 copies respectively.
8. That Henry Mutrie be appointed a valuator of securities for the investment of the Sinking Fund.
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday March 15th 1894.
Present – the Full Board.
It was recommended:-
1. That the plans submitted by Wm Blackmore of the Rogers Building on Block 15.Lot 11 541 be approved.
2. That M.S. Rose be offered $5.00 as a final settlement of his account for extra work on a sewer connection in Block 36.541
3. That the amended 9 hours clause prepared by the Trades & Labor Council be adopted and that it apply to all future contracts from this date.
4. That the communication from S.H. Holmes complaining of dirty water coming from the dye Works be referred to the Health Inspector for attention

[volume 5 page 753]

5. That the Communication from the Health Inspector suggesting the advisability of putting in a sewer in Block 8 & 22.185 be referred to the City Engineer to investigate and report and at the same time include the Section east of Westminster Av & South of Barnard St
6. That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare specifications for a new contract for crushing rock same to be ready for Thursday next
7. That H. Blyth be appointed Inspector of the basement drain on Granville Street at a salary of $3.00 per day.
8. That the Street Inspector send A. Balkwill a man to spread the earth he is dumping at the foot of Abbott Street and that the earth be hauled to Hastings Street to fill in the large tank corner of Abbott St.
9. That the City Solicitor be instructed to draw up a contract for Leamy & Kyle to sign for this year’s lumber.
10. That the City Engineer be instructed to see the architect for the Inns of Court building in connection with the necessary drainage for lavatory etc and report at the next meeting.
11. That the Girder rail Sec No 85A weight 70 lbs per yard manufactured by the Pennsylvania Steel Co be recommended to the Council for approval
12. That the following accounts be paid:-
D. Gibbons 7th Av $14.95
Thos Dunn & Co Paint for building rods 1.45
C.A. Keer Painting “ “ 12.00
W.C. Marshall Drayage 2.75
H. Lomas etal Labor 174.20
13. That the account of Messrs Boyd & Clandenning progress estimate on contract for
cutting

[volume 5 page 754]

Down Hastings Street and amounting to $329.00 be passed subject their furnishing a
Statement from the Vancouver Gas Co showing that the latter’s claim for damage to
their pipes has been settled.

Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday March 13th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden Wm Brown & C.L. Brown.
It was recommended:-
1. That H.T. Adams be appointed Crematory Caretaker at a salary of $50.oo per month including free house and fuel, engagement to date from the 1st of April.
2. That Dr. Thomas’ application for an increase of salary be not granted.
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
J.C. Douglas Supplies $13.00
McLennan & McFeely “ 2.15
Crowder & Penzer “ 35.24
Chas. Nelson “ 51.34
Crowder & Penzer “ 14.00
W.G. Warren “ 27.71
G.I.Wilson “ 24.50
C.S. Philp “ 16.39
Champion & White Scavengering 11.25
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 61.98
D.J. Campbell Supplies 13.10
C.F. Foreman Supplies 9.27
F. Filion “ 60.86
W.H. DeBon “ 40.14
Chas Nelson : 2.15
A.H. Thomas Med Attendance 10.00

[volume 5 page 755]

McIntosh & Co. Supplies $59.22
Wm Ralph “ .15
F. Filion “ 15.22
C.F. Foreman “ 6.09

Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Bethune.
That the Rule requiring the names of all candidates for offices to be submitted to Council to be voted on be suspended. Carried

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

F.W.& L. Committee

The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday March 14th 1894
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Queen, McCraney & Bethune
It was recommended:-
1. That the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co be requested to put at once one light on Cambie St Bridge and one light on Westminster Av bridge where directed by this Committee
2. That the following rates be recognized as the maximum price to be paid for chimney sweeping: 25, 35, & 50 cts for one, two and 3 stories respectively.
3. That the firemen be allowed 12 hours off duty each week in addition to their meal hours such time to be regulated by the Chief of the Department.

[volume 5 page 756]

4. That Fireman Evans be paid his regular wages during the time he was laid up with a broken leg less the amount he received for sick benefits from the lodges during that period.
5. That the BC Iron Works tender for constructing a heater for the fire department be accepted price $265.00
6. That Fireman James McInnes’ salary be increased $5.00 per month dating from Feb 1st.
7. That tenders be called for lighting the streets of the City for the next five years dating from the expiration of the present contract the said tenders to be received up to Wednesday April 18th 1894
Alderman Queen dissented.
8. That the present contractors for Street lighting be notified that the City intends to expropriate their jobs and wires.
9. That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be authorized to buy a car load of hard coal at $8.85 F.O.B. Vancouver
10. That the following accounts be paid:-
G.H. Bazley Horse shoeing $23.00
Wm Ralph Supplies 5.70
Tho. Dunn & Co “ 13.35
Vancouver Elec Ry & Co Light 1558.29
H. McDowell & Co. Supplies 8.80
Thos Lobb Shoes set 2.00
James A. Skriver & Co Supplies 6.50
John Johnson “ 8.00
I Forbes Horse Shoeing 4.00
McLennan & McFeeley Supplies 26.40
F. Filion “ 6.10
G. Johnson & Co “ 13.10
James Carnahan Scavengering 1.50
C.F. Foreman Supplies 17.39
Chas Nelson “ 2.25
Atkins & Atkins “ 2.25
Welsh Bros “ 114.39

[volume 5 page 757]

Crowder & Penzer Supplies $49.05
G.L. Allan “ 3.25
David Wilson “ 4.00
B.F. Henry “ 1.60
B.C. Mills T & T Co “ 11.16
Sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the Clause in the Report calling for Tenders for Street Lighting be struck out.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell Franklin
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Clause in reference to A.F. Evans be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by : McPhaiden
That the Street Railway Company be permitted to lay another track on Granville Street from Robson Street to Hastings Street providing the Company lease the use of the part of the street on which the track is laid from the City; paying $1.00 a year rent and to be terminated at any time after June of 1895 at the option of the City by giving three months notice and on condition rails to be laid and to be kept to the satisfaction of the City Council, provided that this portion of track of land shall not be included in the contract between the City and the Company 11th February 1889 and that an agreement be prepared by the City Solicitor and submitted to the Council at its next meeting and that the resolution passed by the Board of Works refusing permission and the above resolution passed in lieu thereof.

[volume 5 page 758]

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the resolution be laid over for one week. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an agreement for submission to the next meeting of Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the City Clerk be instructed to call for applications tenders for supplying uniforms to the Police Force said tenders to be received up to the next meeting of the Police Committee. Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the following labor account be paid.
H. Robertson etal $910.70 Carried

The Council then adjourned
Confirmed
W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver City Council 1894

Mayor:
R. A. Anderson

Aldermen:
W. F. Salsbury (Ward 1)
H. P. Shaw (Ward 1)
Henry Collins (Ward 2)
C. L. Queen (Ward 2)
D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)
H. R. McCraney (Ward 3)
William Brown (Ward 4)
J. L. Franklin (Ward 4)
Alexander Bethune (Ward 5)
C. L. Brown (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
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April 1, 2020

City to participate in upcoming Labour Day Parade – August 14, 1893

City to participate in upcoming Labour Day Parade – August 14, 1893

The Council accepted an invitation to attend the Labour Day Parade, and allowed the Fire Brigade to participate. Council gives orders to the City Foremen to give preference in hiring men who can prove they pay Vancouver Municipal taxes. R. MacLeod to build a new Operating Room for the city hospital for $850.00 The Market By-Law was read but laid aside for further consideration.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Cathy Harmer

Illustration: Vancouver archives image AM54-S4-: Str P243
B.C., M.T. and T. Company, Hastings Mill Branch, Labor Day, 1898

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 512 – 516

[volume 5 page 512]
Vancouver 14th August 1893.

The Council met on Monday 14th August 1893. Present Alderman Anderson, Salsbury Hobson Cargill Hackett Franklin Fowler Collins McCraney T Brown. Mayor Cope being absent. Anderman Anderson was appointed to act pro tem.
The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

Were read from John Devine, Asking for Street Improvements on 6th Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

Baker Bros, referring to flooding their cellar in Brinsmead Block
Referred to Board of Works

Secretary of Trades & Labor Council, extending an official invitation to attend the Labor Day Celebration.
Moved by Alderman Fowler
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the Invitation be accepted
Carried

A.L. St. George, Announcing Telegram re Hose Wagon.
Filed

J. Bunsen et al. asking for improvements on 5th Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

Robt Marrion, asking permission to remove a body in the Cemetery
Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Fowler
That the request be granted.

Secretary of Trades & Labor Council, asking for permission to be granted Fire Brigade to take part in procession on Labor Day.
Moved by Aldr Franklin
Seconded by Aldr Fowler
That the request be granted

[volume 5 page 513]

The following Reports were received and read.

The Board of Works met on August 10th 1893
Present Ald McCraney in the Chair and Aldermen Hackett and Salsbury.

Resolved
1. That Communication by J. H. Hallett re standing trees be referred to Alderman Brown to arrange with the owners of the property.
2. That permission be granted Messrs Major & Eldridge to put up Small Corrugated Iron addition to back of their premises on Water Street.
3. That the following accounts be paid

D. Gibbons     10th Ave Grading     25.00
T. Clough     Express Hire     5.50
Crowder & Penzer     Coal     4.00
W. C. Marshall     Express Hire     5.50
Market Hardware Store     Nails     .75
Evans Coleman & Evans     Sewer pipe     73.44
“                                               “                        60.48
H. T. Adams     8th Ave Sidewalk     27.48
“                          7th “                              9.72
D. A. Campbell     Stumping Machine     35.00
A. D. McDonald     Powell Street     135.00
D. McGillivray     Day Work paving     291.77
F. A. Barnes     6th & 7th Ave     24.18
T. M Thomas     Clearing in 185     675.00
R. Moore     Grant St.     202.50
D. Gibbons     7th Ave Grading     97.29
H. Lomas et al.     Weekly Pay Roll     439.90

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report be adopted.

The Finance Committee met on Friday 11 Aug 1893, all the members being present.
1. That the following a/c’s be paid
Thompson Bros     Supplies     12.10
Leatherdale & Smith     Stack     5.00
Robt Mackay     Painting     9.30
News Advertiser     Supplies     78.95

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Telephone Co     Rent     35.85
D. Burton     Hack Hire     1.50
C. P. Tel Co     Messages     1.91
2. That $1000 be placed to credit of Library Board
3. That Park Commissioners Grant of $500 be laid over
4. That Taxes on Lot 7 to 11 Blk 117.301 be remitted for the years up to and including 1891 if owned by the English Church at that time.
5. That the most important By-laws be printed in Pamphlet form
6. That the Board of Works be urged to have the clearing of 185 without delay Completed.
7. That the City Auditor be instructed to audit the School Board a/cs up to 30th June.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the report be adopted

The Health Committee met on Friday 11th August 1893. Present Full Board.
Recommended
1. That the Contract for Building an Operating Room at City Hospital be awarded to R. McLeod for the sum of $850
2. Contract for erection of a Mixing Room at Crematory be awarded to Oldfield & Cook, sum of $149.
3. That the Cemetery House be raised, tenders to be called for the work.
4. That the City Clerk be authorised to have additional notices printed for the Health Inspector.
5. That the following a/c’s be paid

A.H Thomas     Expert Evidence     4.00
J.L Herrell & Co     Supplies     43.20
Mc Intosh & Co           “              34.55
Fewster & Co               “                4.10
Tilley & Son                 “                1.00
McLennan & McFeely     “          8.25
B.C Mills                            “            .50
E.J. Cave     Labor                     28.50
G. J. Wilson     Supplies     8.90
U.S.S. Co     Fare     2.00
M. Carriere     Scavengering     10.00
F.W. Hart     Burial     10.00

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W. E. Johnstone     Labor     5.50
Texas Lake Ice Co     Supplies     1.60
W. Herfoot     Drayage     .50
News Advertiser     Supplies     2.50
Crowder & Penzer         “         10.62
News Advertiser           “           3.00
C. J. Foreman               “         15.00
Atkins & Atkins          “      52.51

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Fowler
That the Report be adopted.

Introduction of By-Law

On motion of Alderman Franklin & McCraney a “By Law to Amend By Law Vo143 known as the “Electric Wiring By Law” was introduced and read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Fowler
That the Clerk be instructed to notify Scavengers to cease Dumping Garbage etc. at end of Gore Avenue
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Fowler
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That an order of this Council be issued to the Foreman of City Departmental Work instructing them to give preference in employment to men who can produce satisfactory evidence that the are payers of Vancouver Municipal Taxes, other than the Poll Tax.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Fowler
That the Water Works Weekly Pay Roll amounting to $2937.00 be paid.
Carried

By – Laws.

On motion of Alderman Fowler & Brown

A By-Law to repeal By Law Vo184 known as the “Market By Law Amendment By Law”, and to further provide for the establishment of a Public Market was read the Second time.
The Council went into Committee of the whole, on the Market By Law. Alderman Collins in the Chair. The preamble and Clause 1 were passed.

[volume 5 page 516]

On consideration of Clause 2 Alderman Anderson moved that the Committee rise to report progress and ask leave to sit again.
Carried
The Council then Adjourned
F Cope
Mayor
Ths F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver City Council 1893

Mayor:
Fred Cope
Aldermen:
R. A. Anderson (Ward 1)
W. F. Salsbury (Ward 1)
Henry Collins (Ward 2)
J. A. Hackett (Ward 2)
William Cargill (Ward 3)
H. R. McCraney (Ward 3)
J. L. Franklin (Ward 4)
George W. Hobson (Ward 4)
C. L. Brown (Ward 5)
William Taylor (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up
April 1, 2020

Vancouver City Council 1892

Mayor:
Fred Cope
Aldermen:
R. A. Anderson (Ward 1)
H. E. Connon (Ward 1)
Henry Collins (Ward 2)
A. W. Scoullar (Ward 2)*
H. R. McCraney (Ward 3)
W. J. McGuigan (Ward 3)
J. L. Franklin (Ward 4)
Edward Odlum (Ward 4)
J. J. Gavan (Ward 5)
R. Mills (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Vancouver City Council 1890

Mayor:
David Oppenheimer

Aldermen:
J. M. Browning (Ward 1)
J. T. Carroll (Ward 1)
James F. Garden (Ward 2)
J. W. Horne (Ward 2)
J. M. Fox (Ward 3)
F. W. Sentell (Ward 3)
Michael Costello (Ward 4)
Malcolm McLeod (Ward 4)
Charles Doering (Ward 5)
Hamilton Maston (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
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Vancouver City Council 1889

Mayor:
David Oppenheimer

Aldermen:
Sam Brighouse (Ward 1)
J. F. Salsbury (Ward 1)
J. W. Horne (Ward 2)
James Whetham (Ward 2)
M. J. Brower (Ward 3)
Robert Clark (Ward 3)
Michael Costello (Ward 4)
G. S. McConnell (Ward 4)
John M. Lefevre (Ward 5, resigned)
Isaac Oppenheimer (Ward 5)
Hamilton Mason (Ward 5, elected in byelection)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
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Vancouver City Council 1888

Mayor:
David Oppenheimer (bio)

Aldermen:
Sam Brighouse (Ward 1)
John M. Lefevre (Ward 1)
Joseph Humphries (Ward 2)
John Dougall (Ward 2)
Henry Bell-Irving (Ward 3, resigned)
Robert Clark
Charles A. Coldwell (Ward 3, elected in byelection)
Richard H. Alexander (Ward 4)
Joseph Mannion (Ward 4, resigned)
G. S. McConnell (Ward 4,elected in byelection)
Robert Couth (Ward 5)
Isaac Oppenheimer (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Oppenheimer (b. 1832, Bleiskastel, Germany, d. 1897) was one of early Vancouver’s biggest landowners and businessmen. He was elected by acclamation for two of his four one-year terms. During Oppenheimer’s tenure, the city’s first water main was laid from the North Shore, a streetcar system was established, and electric streetlights were introduced. He also helped persuade the Canadian Pacific Railway to move its terminus to Vancouver, and helped secure Stanley Park for the city from the federal government.