Champion and White to oversee garbage burning – October 19, 1891

Champion and White to oversee garbage burning – October 19, 1891

Champion and White appointed as caretakers of the new city garbage burning facility at a joint salary of $75 per month. Board of Works to meet with the City Solicitor about how best to remove squatters from the City’s foreshore. Six additional intersections identified for future street lights, including 6th and Carolina.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 524-534

[Vol 4 page 524]
Vancouver Oct 19th 1891
The Council met on Monday October 19th 1891
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown Wm & C.L. Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, McDowell.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted

The following communications were received and read:-

From S.H. Brown, Chairman of the Trustees of Zion Church asking for the Market hall free for one night each week when not otherwise engaged.
Referred to Market Committee
From Sydney C.D. Roper, Compiler of Statistics acknowledging receipt of letter from City Clerk.
Filed.
From Chas. A. Stoess asking for settlement of his account
Referred to Board of Works
From Wm Webster Manager of the U.S.S. Co asking for a settlement of the wharf account.
Referred to Board of Health
From the Market Clerk furnishing Weekly Report.
Filed
From Messrs.’ Eberts and Taylor serving a writ on the City for hydrant rental etc,
Referred to Finance and City Solicitor
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Street Lights
Filed
From McPhillips & Williams asking for the payment of the News Adertisers account

[Volume 4 page 525]

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the account be paid if found correct.
Carried

From J.C. McLagan again insisting on an investigation of the News Advertisers advertising account.
The Mayor referred the matter to the Finance Committee but it was moved by Alderman MacDowell Seconded by Alderman Brighouse that the matter be laid over.

From Wm Ralph et al, asking that the lane in Block 3. O.G.T. be repaired.
Referred to Board of Works
From R.A. McMorran, asking for the sidewalking of 10th Av from Westminster Road to Prince Edward St.
Referred to Board of Works
From Andrew Engel, asking the Council to fix a date for testing the crematory.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Council inspect the Crematory on Wednesday the 28th inst, at 2 p.m.
Carried

From W. J. Gallagher submitting a statement as to how the City advertising was done, and how it should be done.
Referred to Finance Committee
The following Reports were received and read:-
Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday October 13th 1891.

[Volume 4 page 526]

Present Aldermen McDowell, Brown, Scoullar and Hobson.
Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman in place of ex-Alderman De Pencier.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Malcolm McLean, Salary as Special $80.00
Malcolm McLean, Notaries $55.00
McDonald Bros. Drayage 1.50
Hayes & McIntosh Supplies 17.75
John Scuitto “ 33.45
S. T. Tilley & Son “ 13.00
M.G. McLeod Ry Fares 6.50
J.P. Blake Supplies 15.20
H. Eligh “ 1.65
Frank Robertson 2.00
Champion & White Scavengering 2.00

2. That Wm Murphy be awarded the contract for supplying uniforms to the Police at the following rates:-
For officers’ suits $30.00 each
For Sergeants’ suit 35.00
“ Chief’s “ 40.00
Color to be blue.
3. That Sergeant Haywood, officers Harris and Coldwell and Wright watchman McLean be requested to sign the agreement signed by the other officers of the force.
4. That the appointment of E. Haywood as Night Watchman be cancelled and that Malcolm McLean be re-appointed at the same salary to date from October 6th 1891.
5. That the City Engineer in instructed to report upon the repairs needed at the Pound House and prepare plans for the erection of sheds.
6. That the Chairman be authorized to purchase

[Volume 4 page 527]

a stove for the Jail.
sgd. John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That a clause be added to the report empowering the City Clerk to call for applications for Police Magistrate, such applications to be received up to November the 2nd 1891.

Moved as an amendment to the amendment by Alderman Scoullar seconded by Ald C.L. Brown
That the date for receiving applications be fixed for November the 16th
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the balance of the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 15th 1891.
Present Aldermen Templeton, Wm and C.L. Brown.
It was recommended:-
1, That the City Solicitor be notified to meet the Board of Works to discuss matters in connection with the removal of the squatters from the foreshore.
2. That the City Engineer be instructed to notify W. H. Fraser, contractor for the Wing to the City Hospital to furnish satisfactory security for the due fulfilment of his contract by Monday the 19th inst otherwise his tender may be declared null and void.
3. That a copy of the local papers doing the City advertising for this time being Kept on File in the City Engineer’s office for reference.

[Volume 4 page 528]

4. That the City Engineer be instructed to purchase a plough for City use.
5. That as the residents on Campbell Avenue are complaining of the State of said Av. that the City Engineer be instructed to notify the Tramway Co. to carry out the terms of their Agreement with the City.
6. That the following tenders be accepted:-
Central School Grounds Boyd & Clandenning
Ninth Av Grading M. McIntyre
Ninth Av. Sidewalk J. Bayler
Bute St. E.C. Britton

7. That the following accounts be paid:-
M.S. Rose Plumbing $31.79
H. Lomas et al Labor 415.80
Thos. Dunn & Co Supplies 98.60
B.C. Mills Co. “ 50.26
S. Beaumont Eveligh St. 56.68
A.D. McDonald Box drain 118.08
W.D. Hobson Hamilton St. 40.00
W.H. Kendall Crushed Rock 1175.85
A. Fraser Hornby St. 107.58
H Beaumont Thurlow St. 279.00
J.C. McCurdie Eveligh St. 283.63
J.D. Fraser Hornby St. 314.50
W.D. Hobson Robson St. 69.94
W.G. Fraser Prior St. 277.20
J. D. Fraser Nelson St. 54.70
J. D. Fraser Keefer St, 252.95
D.H. Morgan 8th Ave 100.01
E.C. Britton Crossings 67.23

The Communication form W.G. Lewis re the Park Road at the Light House was laid over. The Communication from E.C. Chapman re 7th Av was referred to the City Engineer and also the matter of a box drain on Robson St.
sgd. S. Brighouse
Chairman

[Volume 4 page 529]

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

Fire, Water & Light

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday October 14th 1891.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
C.M Howley Repairs 3.90
John Wolfe Scavengering 2.00
Crowder & Penzer Supplies 49.94
John Scuitto “ 17.00
Fraser & Co. “ 10.80
C.G. Johnson “ 10.50
T. Thomson & Co Drayage 5.00
G.H. Bozley Shoes Set: 2.00
I. Forbes “ 4.00
Van Elec Ry & Light Co. 1339.80

The Committee adjourned to meet on Monday the 19th inst at 3 p.m. for the purpose of deciding on the location of the six additional street lights.

The Committee met on Monday the 19th inst. After various parts of the City were visited in reference to placing additional light we beg to recommend the erection of lights:-
1. At the junction of Barnard & Jackson
2. “ “ “ “ Princess & “
3. “ “ “ “ Carolina & Seventh
4. “ “ “ “ Robson & Homer
5. “ “ “ “ Ninth & Centre
6. “ “ South North End of Cambie Street Bridge (East side) also that the light at the junction of Prince Edward St and Sixth Ave, and 12th Av and Quebec St be raised in Length.
sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman
[Volume 4 page 530]

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Report of the F. W & L Committee be adopted.
Carried

Water Works Committee

The Water Works Committee met on Friday October 16th 1891.
Present Aldermen Wm Brown, McDowell, Templeton and Scoullar.
Alderman Scoullar was appointed Chairman.
A communication was laid before the Board from Messrs Eberts & Taylor, Solicitors for the Vancouver Water Works Co stating that if a settlement was not arrived at before next Tuesday at noon re payment of interest account on overdraft in Bank that they would move to have the Water Works By-Laws quashed.

The City Solicitor was instructed to take whatever actions he thought necessary in the matter. It was resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report on the necessary repairs and extensions to the Water Works System and that the Vancouver Water Works Co be asked to give him the necessary facilities for examining the Works.
sgd. A. W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Water Works Committee be adopted.
Carried
Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday October 13th 1891.
Present Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton and McDowell.

[Volume 4 page 531]

It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
W.C Marshall Drayage 1.00
R.V. Winch Supplies 13.52
Koby & Sutton “ 31.80
Alex McDonald Digging Graves 2.00
F. W. Hart Burials 30.00
Hayes & McIntosh Meat 51.48
S. T. Tilley & Son Supplies 2.70
Texas Lake Ice Co. “ 15.30
Dr. McGuigan Inquest 10.00
H. Eligh Milk 51.48
Champion & White Scavengering 25.00
J.P. Blake Bread 10.50
Creamer & Langley Supplies 3.00
Hudson’s Bay Co. “ 24.00
Russell McDonald & Do “ 5.00
Van Steam Laundry Washing 29.01
Thos E. Askins Supplies 6.30
Webster Bros “ 15.25

2. That the Health Inspector and the Chairman of this Board be authorized to take whatever precaution they be deem necessary to prevent the introduction of contagious or infectious diseases into the City.

3. That Champion & White be appointed caretakers of the Crematory, at a salary of $75.00 per month for the two, in accordance with the terms of their application.
The communication from Wm Fowler re Slaughter Houses has referred to the health Inspector.
J.H. Mc Millan’s re lots in rear of Hospital was laid over.
sg. J. T. Carroll, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the report [be] adopted.
Carried

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Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday October 16th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson, and Scoullar
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
G.A. Roedde Assessment Rolls 42.00
Telephone Co 22.40
C.P. Telegraph Co. 14.12

2. That applications be invited for an assistant to the Assessment Commissioner. Applications to be received up to Monday Oct. 19th at 4 p.m. Term of office to expire at the end of the year.
3. That the City Solicitor be instructed to enter an appearance for the City in the suit between Thos Pritchard and the Corporation
4. That $3,000.00 be placed to the credit of the School Board in the Bank of Montreal.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to procure copies of all plans filed in the Registry Office relating to Vancouver for the use of the Assessment Commissioner.
6. That the Valuators be notified to report at once to the Assessment Commissioner.
7. That the Poll Tax Collector be paid 20 per cent instead of 10 per cent on all amounts collected by him from the beginning
Communications were received from J. C. McLagan and W. J. Gallagher complaining about the manner in which the City advertising was being done by the News Advertiser; also from F. C. Cotton defend

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ing his position in the matter complained of.

Laid over pending the outcome of the suit now entered by Mr. Cotton against the above named J.C. McLagan and W. J. Gallagher. The New Advertiser presented certain advertising account for payment which were laid over.
sgd Wm Brown.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.
Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the appointment of an Assistant to the Assessment Commissioner be left to the Finance Committee.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Estimate on account of the East End Park be paid if found correct subject to the advise [sic] of the City Solicitor, as to whom is to receive the money.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the account rendered by Messrs.’ Robinson and Fox, Valuators for $12.15 for car fares etc. and recommended for payment by the Finance Committee on the 18th of September be not paid until a detailed statement is furnished showing the above payment was paid out.
Carried.
[Volume 4 page 534]

Notice of Motion

Alderman Carroll gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would present the following motion:
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 districts, tenders to state what sum monthly will be required for each district. Tenders to be in the hands of the City Clerk not later than noon of Monday November 2nd.
The Board then adjourned.
C.G. Hobson
Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Council meeting adjourned to mark the passing of Sir John A. Macdonald – June 8, 1891

Council meeting adjourned to mark the passing of Sir John A. Macdonald – June 8, 1891

Council passed a resolution of condolence to telegraph to the Lady Macdonald, window of Sir John A. Macdonald, Prime Minister of Canada, then “adjourned until Monday next out of respect to the memory” of Macdonald

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 372 only

[volume 4 page 372]

Vancouver June 8th 1891
The Council met on Monday June 8th 1891 at 8 P.M.

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

After the meeting was called to order the Mayor drew attention to the fact of the death of Sir John A. Macdonald, Premier of Canada and stated that it would be a fitting tribute to his memory if the Council would adjourn after passing a resolution of condolence to Lady Macdonald. The City Clerk then read a telegram which had been sent to Lady Macdonald by his Worship and the reply thereto.

It was then moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled desire on behalf of the Citizens and themselves to tender to Lady Macdonald and her family their most sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this hour of their deep sorrow and to assure them that the Pacific Coast joins all the other portions of this Dominion in deploring the death of its illustrious statesman and veteran Premier Sir John A. Macdonald, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Lady Macdonald by the City Clerk.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Brown
That this Council stand adjourned until Monday next out of respect to the memory of the late Sir John A. Macdonald, Premier of Canada.
Carried

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Warren’s wrongful dismissal suit could cost the City $5,000 – May 27, 1891

Former Chief Engineer H.B. Warren brought a suit of $5,000 against Council for unlawful dismissal. The mayor and Aldermen had their names struck off a document of resignation signed at the last meeting of Council.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 353 – 355

[volume 4 page 353]

May 27, 1891

The Council met on Wednesday, May 27th 1891 at 8 p.m.

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

A communication was received from Chipman, Morgan & Co. agents for Imrie Bell asking for an extension of time for the construction of the graving dock etc. at Vancouver on account of permission not having been obtained to construct from the Dominion Government.

After this was read Alderman Scoullar added that the City Solicitor’s opinion be obtained as to whether they were legally sitting as Aldermen after signing the document at last meeting of Council tendering their resignation. Alderman McDowell seconded the motion.

The City Solicitor stated that so long as the document was allowed to remain in the City Clerk’s hands it was an absolute resignation without – he was told to hold it under certain conditions.

They could however now withdraw their resignation as the original intentions were not fulfilled, one Alderman having refused to sign.

The Mayor and Aldermen then had their names struck off and business proceeded. The communication from Chipman, Morgan & Co. was referred to the Board of Works.

The following portion of the Finance Committee’s report laid over from last meeting was read and adopted on motion of Alderman Brighouse. Seconded by Alderman Brown: –

The Finance Committee met on Friday, May 22nd 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Scoullar and Carroll.

[volume 4 page 354]

Communications

From J.J. Slade asking for payment of his bill of costs in the slaughter house cases. Referred to the City Solicitor to certify as to the correctness of this bill.

From R.J. Williams asking for an order and a subsidy for the B.C. Directory. Filed

From A. St. Geo Hamersley asking that an arrangement be made as to remuneration for revising the City By-Laws.
Resolved that he be asked to give a written estimate of the costing of the work to be done.

From the Board of Trade asking the Council to pass a resolution urging the department at Ottawa to take immediate action towards the removal of the shacks from the foreshore of Vancouver Harbour and False creek.
Resolved that a motion be passed in Council to that effect.

Resolved that Mr. Hamersley retain Mr. Richards to help him in the water works arbitration he to be paid a retaining fee of $250.00 and $50.00 per day while absent from home in connection with the arbitration. That W.C. Archer and J. M Spinks renew the policies of Insurance on the City Hospital for three years at a premium in each case of $150.00.

From Mr. Hamersley stating that he had made an offer to the owners of lots 415 + 6, in Blocks 48.196 for the portion of those lots through which Powell Street runs and that he has prepared a deed of conveyance to the Sugar Refinery Co of Block 47.196. Filed

A writ of summons by H. B. Warren claiming damages in the sum of $5000.00 was laid before the Committee and was referred to the City Solicitor with instruction to defend the actions.

Moved by Alderman Carroll.
That a By-Law be introduced to raise a loan for permanent improvements, the amount to be left for future consideration.
Carried
Sgd Wm. Brown, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That R. H. Alexander be requested to act in the capacity of Police Magistrate pending the appointment of a duly qualified Police Magistrate.
Carried

The consideration of the estimates was deferred until they were again laid before the Finance Committee.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Tho. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Brighouse blocks Council resignation – May 26, 1891

Alderman Brighouse refused to sign document of resignation previously signed by Mayor and all Aldermen, in response to demand brought forth at a recent public meeting. H. B. Warren brought suit against the City for wrongful dismissal. Aldermen Carroll and De Pencier made two unsuccessful motions to have the six Aldermen “whose action formed the basis for such lawsuit” the defendents, rather than the Council as a whole. Both motions defeated.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 343 – 352

[volume 4 page 343]

Vancouver May 26th 1891

The City Council met on Tuesday, May 26th 1891 at 8 P.M.

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

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From the City Solicitor in reference to the deeding of the Sugar Refinery Site.

Referred to the Finance Committee

From G. E. Corbould M.P. stating that he had not received the telegram from the City Clerk re attending the Privy Council meeting until too late.

Filed

From J. Wilson Supt. C.P. Tel Co. stating that all poles taken down had been removed.

Referred to the Board of Works

From W.J.M. Browning drawing attention to the recommendations of the Board of Works re streets on Fairview.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Market Clerk furnishing his week by report.

Filed

From John T. Williams et al petitioning for the removal of the fire limits from part of Block 53.541.

Referred to F.W&H. Committee

From Dr. Herbert thanking the Council for appointing him to the position of Hospital Dr.

Filed

From R.K. Winters informing the Council that the Police Magistrate was no longer qualified to act.

Referred to the Police Committee

From E.T. Bodwell giving notice of a suit being entered against the City by H. B. Warren.

Filed

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From Alexander S. Potts Secretary of a public meeting submitting a resolution asking the Mayor and Aldermen to resign.

Filed

From A.J. Ryan giving a description of himself.

Filed

From G.W. Thomas submitting his weekly report on Market receipts

Filed

From J. W. McFarland stating that his account for extra flushing should be paid.

Referred to the F.W. & H. Committee

From J. W. McFarland asking for particulars as to special jury fees said to be due to the City by the Water Works Co.

Referred to Finance Committee

From City Solicitor stating that the Council had the power to control the erection of telephone poles on the streets.

Referred to the Board of Works

From the Chief of Police reporting upon the street lights filed.

Filed

From the Department of Agriculture giving the Council permission to erect a swing bridge over False Creek.

Filed

From Sam A. Brown on behalf of the Zion Church asking for a reduction of the rent of the Market Hall.

Referred to the Market Committee

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The following reports were received and read:

Works. No.15

The Board of Works met on Thursday May 21st 1891.

Present Aldermen Godfrey, Brown, Templeton and De Pencier.

Alderman Godfrey was appointed Chairman pro tem.

It was recommended:

  1. That the Secretary to the Board of Works be instructed to notify Dr. McAlpine to remove the building he is constructing on Lot 5 Block 9 D.L. 196, same being contrary to the provisions of the fire limit by-law.
  2. That W. S. Cook be paid 10 cts. a yard for earth used for filling Dupont Street, Columbia Av and Powell Street and that hereafter 10 cts be paid for earth from excavations where required by the Street Inspector until further notice.
  3. That the City Solicitor be requested to give his opinion as to what power the City has in directing the erection of telephone poles.
  4. That the matter of constructing approaches to the Court House be referred to the Street Inspector to attend to as soon as possible.
  5. That the communication from Davidson Bros. asking permission to erect an addition at the back of their premises of iron and glass be referred to the Fire Inspector to see that the petition is in accordance with the Fire Limit By-law and if so that it be granted.
  6. That the City Engineer examine into the communication from C. O. Wickenden on the subject of basement and surface drains on Granville Street and report.

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  1. That the items asked for by Wm. Crickmay for use at the North Arm Quarry in his letters of 18th and 16th must be supplied.
  2. That the Street Inspector be instructed to see that no buildings project over the street line.
  3. That Messrs. Anderson and Yerex be paid the balance due on 12th Av and also the bridges, upon the Street Inspector’s certificate to the City Treasurer that the burning on both sides of the bridges has been completed.
  4. That the following accounts be paid:

Anderson and Yerex, 12th Ave. $ 447.74

E. A. Bodwell, hauling stones 3.30

W. C. Muir, Lane in B. 9. 196 17.50

Palmer Bros. Coal 8.50

Boyd & Clandenning, 7th Av. 2128.80

C. W. H. Sauson Common Market 12.60

A. K. Stuart Ry fares .75

John Taylor Ex of Steam Roller 10.00

Sgd. S. Brighouse

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the report of the Board of Works be adopted.

Carried

The Report of the Finance Committee containing the estimates was read and laid over to be considered in Committee of the Whole after the termination of this business.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman De Pencier

Seconded by “ Carroll

That the rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-Law to appoint the time

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and fix the polling places and appoint the returning officers for holding an election for Mayor and Aldermen.

Carried

Moved by Alderman De Pencier

Seconded by “ Scoullar

That the By-Law be read a first time.

Carried

Moved by Alderman De Pencier

Seconded by “ Hobson

That the By-Law be read a 2nd time.

Carried

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law on motion of Alderman Templeton seconded by Alderman Brighouse.

Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as complete without amendment:

The 3rd reading of the By-Law was deferred until the service of a document on the City Clerk containing the resignation of the Mayor and the full Board of Aldermen, this not being obtainable on account of the refusal of Alderman Brighouse to sign it; the By-Law was advanced no further.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Brighouse

Seconded by “ Godfrey

That the following labor account be paid:-

H. Lomas et al $101.00

Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey

Seconded by “ Scoullar

That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the proper

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sprinkling of the following streets during the months of June, July, August and September, namely:

Cordova Street

Water Street

Georgia St from Granville St to Jervis St

Alexander St from Westminster Av to Carroll St

Oppenheimer St to Westminster Av

Powell St to Westminster Av

Hastings St from Granville St to Westminster Av

Westminster Av from Alexander St to Princes St

Granville Street from Cordova to Robson

Carroll Street

and also that he be and is hereby authorized to accept any tender which in his opinion is the lowest responsible tender.

Tenders to be in by the 28th inst.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Hobson

Seconded by “ Templeton

That Powell Street be watered to Campbell Av.

Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ De Pencier

That Westminster Av be watered from Alexander Street to the Bridge.

Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Brown

That J.J. Blake’s bill re slaughter house expenses and costs be paid as per taxed bill of costs, not to exceed 9 connections at $44.00 each.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown

Seconded by “ Templeton

That the Vancouver Improvement Co. be requested to convey Block 47 to the Sugar Refining Co. and that payment of $15525.00 be made to the Company on the conveyance being executed

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and on having all that portion of Powell Street taken up by lots in Block 48.

That the C.P.R. Co be requested to convey all that portion of land lying between the Railway Track and Block 47 to the Sugar Refining Company and that the Company should convey all that portion of Powell Street taken up by their lots in Block 48, and that the City on the above conveyances being made release the above companies from all claims to the said properties.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by “ Godfrey

That the Rules be suspended to allow of a motion being introduced to grant a sum towards the 1st of July celebrations.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey

Seconded by “ Templeton

That the Council donate the sum of one thousand dollars towards the 1st of July celebrations.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by “ Godfrey

That the Council do extend to the Councils of Nanaimo and Victoria a vote of thanks for their hospitable entertainment on the anniversary of the celebration of Her Majesty’s birthday.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey

Seconded by “ Carroll

That the Market Hall be let to A. W. Beattie for the 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 of May and 1, 2, 3, & 4 June, nine days in all for the sum of ninety dollars $90.00.

Carried

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Moved by Alderman Carroll

Seconded by “ De Pencier

Whereas action has been taken by Mr. Warren against the City of Vancouver to recover wages and damages for illegal dismissal be it resolved that the City Solicitor be instructed to defend the suit and to make the six Aldermen who voted for such dismissal co-defendant in the said suit.

Lost.

Moved by Alderman Carroll

Seconded by “ De Pencier

Whereas Mr. Warren has entered suit against the City of Vancouver for the recovery of wages and damages for unlawful dismissal it is the opinion of this Council that an indemnity against all liability for such costs and damages shall be given to the City by those Aldermen whose action formed the basis for such lawsuit.

Lost

Moved by Alderman De Pencier

Seconded by “ Carroll

That inasmuch as grave charges of incompetency and carelessness have been made against Mr. Lawson at present employed by the Board of Works without the sanction of this Council and whereas such charges render it desirable that an inquiry shall be held in order that certain sums of money said to be have been overpaid on certain bridge contracts shall be refunded to the City by said contractors, be it resolved that application be made by this Council to one of Her Majesty’s judges to hold an inquiry under Clause 212 of the City Charter, into such charges and that pending such inquiry Mr. Lawson be not further employed on City Works.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the motion to be laid over until the opinion of the City Solicitor

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be obtained as to the legality of Mr. Lawson’s appointment.

Carried

Notices of Motion

Alderman McDowell gave notice that the next regular meeting of Council would move to appoint a magistrate as required by the Provincial Act.

Alderman Brighouse gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a By Law permitting the British Columbia District Telegraph and Delivery System power to establish their system in the City of Vancouver.

Moved by Alderman Templeton

Seconded by “ Godfrey

That the sitting of the Council be extended for two hours before going into Committee of the Whole on the estimates.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Carroll

Seconded by “ Brighouse

That the recess of 15 minutes be allowed before going into Committee of the Whole.

Carried

After recess it was moved by Alderman Scoullar seconded by Alderman McDowell

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

Carried

Alderman Brown was appointed Chairman.

The Report was taken up item by item.

Moved by His Worship the Mayor that the estimated receipts be amended as follows:

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  1. By increasing the receipts for houses to $28,000
  2. “ “ “ “ “ police court to $6,000
  3. By fixing the receivable at 115,344
  4. “ adding $4,500.00 for Poll Tax
  5. “ “ 2000 for refund on Centre Street
  6. “ “ 5000 “ miscellaneous receipts
  7. “ “ 1000 “ accrued interest on Jockey Club debentures
  8. “ adding $4500.00 for refund on East Park and Brockton Pt. recreation grounds.

Carried

The Committee then rose on motion of Mayor Oppenheimer and asked leave to sit again.

The Council thus adjourned to meet again Wednesday the 27th inst. at 8 p.m.

D. Oppenheimer

Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan

City Clerk