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.

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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.

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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:-

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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.

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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

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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

Lepers to be moved to Darcy Island – November 16, 1891

Vancouver’s share of the cost of the Darcy Island leprosy quarantine will be 2/7, Victoria’s will be 5/7. W.J. Hogg wrote to request that the Sunday Closing By-Law be enforced. D.J. McLean awarded contract for supplying waterproof overcoats for the police force at a cost of $9.00 each. License Inspector authorized to purchase dog tags for next year’s use.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 566-573

[Vol 4 page 566]

Vancouver Nov 16th 1891
The Council met on Monday November 16th 1891
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Godfrey, Hobson, Wm Brown, McDowell, C.L. Brown and Doering.

The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:-
From Rand Bros. drawing attention to the condition of the drain in front of the Hotel Metropole.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.L. Franklin, Secretary to the City Band asking that the Council arrange re Bank practises in basement of the Market building.
Referred to Market Committee

From Dr. Bredemeyer asking the City to purchase his mineral collection.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

From Drs. Bell-Irving and Thomas reporting on the Lepers.

Referred to Health Committee

From W.J. Hogg asking that the Sunday Closing By-Law be enforced.
Referred to Police Committee

From Andrew Engle claiming $500 for coming to Vancouver on the strength of a telegram re crematory.
Referred to Crematory Committee

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

From R.B. Taylor et al asking for a 4 ft sidewalk on 11th Av.
Referred to Board of Works.

From J. Gosse et al asking for a sidewalk on Lorne Street.
Referred to Board of Works.

From A.H.B. McGowan, asking for the grant to the reading room to be paid over.
Referred to Finance Committee

From H. Abbott stating that he was unable to attend the meeting re lepers.
Filed.

From C. D. Rand Secretary to Gas Co withdrawing from sale the Gas Works.
Referred to committee having matter in hand.

The following Reports were received and read.

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 13th 1891. Present Aldermen Scoullar, Brown and Hobson. It was recommended:-
1. That the City Treasurer be authorized to deposit a cheque for $50 with the Customs House as a guarantee for the payment of the duty on the jaws of the rock crusher.

2. That the following accounts be paid:-
John McDowell Expenses to Victoria $24.00
A.W. Scoullar “ 24.00
sgd Wm Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

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The Police Committee met on Tuesday November 10th 1891.
Present Aldermen Hobson (in the Chair) Carroll, Scoullar and C.L. Brown.
It was recommended:-
1. That D. J. McLean be awarded the contract for supplying the police force with water proof over coats as per sample 229A price $9.00 each and that the chief receive one same, as sample 18215 price $12.50.

2. That J. J. Bower be appointed Pound Keeper at a salary of $50.00 and fees.

3. That the following accounts be paid:-
H. Eligh Milk $1.70
Dr. Bell-Irving Medical Attendance 12.50
Hayes & McIntosh Meat 24.40
H. McDowell & Co Oil .25
J. P. Blake Bread 23.90
Daily Telegram Letter Heads 4.00

4. That the License Inspector be authorized to purchase dog tags for next year’s use and that nine buckets be purchased for Jail use.

5. That Smith and Kidd be allowed to use the lanes but not the streets for wood cutting purposes and that the be required to furnish a bond to the amount of $100.00 as a guarantee that they will leave no refuse after they get through.

6. That Tupper Thomson & Co’s application to use the corner of Abbott & Hastings St. as an express stand cannot be entertained as they are not licensed draymen.

7. That Champion and White and their Bondsmen be notified that the penalty set forth

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in their bond will be enforced for failing to carry out the instructions of the Health Inspector as required under the Public Health By-Law and that their license be cancelled as per advice of the City Solicitor.
sgd D.G. Hobson
Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Doering
That clause 7 be struck out.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the balance of the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Water Works Committee

The Water Works Committee met on Tuesday November 10th 1891.
Present Aldermen Scoullar, Wm Brown and Templeton.

A communication was received from B.T. Rogers manager of the B.C. Sugar Refinery stating that his Company was entitled to free water from the 1st of August.

Resolved
That Mr. Rogers be communicated with and informed that as the City in not yet in possession of the Water Works they cannot comply with his Request.

That the City Engineer be empowered to receive and take delivery on behalf of the City at the time money is paid over of the plant and property of the Water Works Co. as contained in the list handed in by the Company to the Arbitrators.

That Mr. Salsbury be requested to examine

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into the accounts of the Water Works Co. since the 1st of August with a view of ascertaining the amount payable to the City.
sgd A.W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted.
Carried.
Report
of
Special Committee re Lepers
To the Aldermen
City of Vancouver
Gentlemen
The Special Committee appointed by this Council has the pleasure of meeting the deputation from the Council of the City of Victoria, consisting of Aldermen Holland, Renouf, and Munn (Sanitary Committee) and Alderman Robertson accompanied by Dr. Milne, Health officer and Joshua Davies Esq., President of the Jubilee Hospital Board.
Aldermen Gifford and Kennedy of New Westminster were also present at the meeting.
The Mayor welcomed the deputations and on behalf of this City thanked the Council for Victoria for the prompt and neighbourly manner in which it had acted in this matter.
After full discussing the question it was decided that the most desirable method would be for this City to erect the necessary building and provide the equipment and that the combined Cities should afterwards share the cost of the establishment each paying an equal shore of the cost of maintenance which in the present circumstance would be Victoria

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two five sevenths and Vancouver two sevenths of the Whole amount.

Your Committee would respectfully put forth this proportion to the Council for its favorable consideration and acceptance.
Sgd. D Oppenheimer, Mayor
“ A.W. Scoullar
“ D.G. Hobson
“ J.T. Carroll
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown.
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the Council endorses the proposals contained in the report of the Special Committee for the disposal of the two lepers now in this City and authorizes the Committee to carry out all the details in connection with their removal and domiciling on Darcy Island.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the names of the applicants for Police Magistrate be read.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Doering
That his Worship the Mayor be requested to call a Special Meeting of the Council on Wednesday at 3 p.m. for the purpose of appointing a Police Magistrate for this City and that in the meantime the City Clerk be instructed to

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receive all applications that may be presented to him for presentation to the Council.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Council proceed to ballot for the appointment.
Amendment lost, motion carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering
That the following accounts be paid:-
Wm Tierney Nelson St. grading $919.41
E. Myers Block 62 & 72. 541 Lanes $157.63
E.C. Britton Melville St 266.00
W.D. Hobson Homer St. 462.16
A.D. McDonald Box drains 389.74
W.G. Fraser Prior St 30.80
W.D. Hobson Lanes 24.5l8.66.74.73.83 650.03
M. McIntyre 9th Av. 91.25
W.H. Kendall Rock 890.37
Vancouver Elec Ry & Light Co. Fares 10.00
McLennan & FcFeely Hardware 13.95
D. McGillivray Repairs 39.68
do Cambie St. Bridge 1950.00
Daily Telegram Letter Heads 9.50
John Telford Box drains 220.57
H. Lomas et al Labor 520.00
Van City Foundry Supplies 78.75
W.D. Hobson Granville St. Bridge 920.00

Carried
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the tenders for Slack Coal be opened.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the tenders be re

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ferred to the Board of Health to examine into the qualities of the coal, and report to Council.
Carried.
The Council then adjourned.
C.L. Brown
Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Council to meet with Victoria City Council to decide the leper matter – November 13, 1891

A committee was appointed to meet with representatives from Victoria to establish a jointly-funded leprosy quarantine facility.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 565 only

[Vol. 4, pg. 565]

November 13, 1981
A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Friday November 13th 1891.

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

The object of the meeting was to discuss the Leper matter.

A deputation from the City Council of Victoria was expected to arrive next day, and it was decided that a joint meeting should be held with a view of coming to an arrangement between the two cities towards bearing the expense of the Keep of the lepers in both Cities.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ Hobson.
That his Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Templeton and Scoullar be appointed to wait upon the Victoria Deputation to confer with them upon the Leper matter.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Leprosy correspondence to be made public – November 9, 1891

All correspondence between the City, the Dominion Government and the C.P.R. regarding the leper cases to be published. City Market hall rented for a Temperance lecture for the sum of $10. City Hall to be re-insured for $5,000 over 3 years at a premium of $400.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 558-564

Vancouver, November 9, 1891
Vol. 4, pg. 558

The Council met on Monday, November 9, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Brighouse, Scoullar Hobson, Templeton, Wm. Brown and McDowell.
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:

From H. Abbott, notifying the Council to remove the lepers from the shack where they are now confined.
Referred to Board of Health

From B.T. Rogers, Manager of the Sugar Refinery, asking for a return of all monies paid for water since August 1, 1891.

From Dr. Brydone-Jack and J.A. Shearet, asking for the Market Hall for a Temperance lecture on the 13th inst. for a fee of $10.00.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the prayer of the petitioners be granted.
Carried

From E.V. Chambers asking for a sidewalk on 7th Avenue from Block 100 to Block 97.
Referred to Board of Works

From Geo. Palloy asking that the sidewalk be widened on Gore Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

Vol. 4, pg. 559

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

From L. McLean et al asking for the opening of 8th Avenue one block west of Centre Street.
Referred to Board of Works

From J.A. Fulton, Secretary of the Trades and Labour Council, asking the Council the push the settlement of the leper question.
Referred to Health Committee

From Smith and Kidd asking for permission to cut wood on the streets and lanes.
Referred to Police Committee

From J. Duff Stuart asking for the Market Hall for a free lecture on Saturday evening.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Hall be granted for the sum of $10.00.
Carried

From the St. Andrews Society asking the Market Hall for the 30th inst.
Referred to Market Committee

The following reports were received and read:

FINANCE

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 6th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Carrall, and Scoullar

A communication was received from Dr. Bredemeyer offering his mineral collection to the City for a stated sum. The City Solicitor advised that the City had not the power under the Charter to expend money for such purpose.

Vol. 4, pg. 560

It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
Telephone Co. $ 22.80
C.P. Telegraph Co. 8.35
A. St. G. Hamersley, Law Costs 75.00

2) That the City Hall be reinsured in the Companies represented by Mr. H.S. Ceperley for 3 years for $5000.00 at a premium of 4 per cent.
Signed W. Brown, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

HEALTH
The Health Committee met on Wednesday, November 4th, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Templeton, McDowell and Scoullar.
It was recommended:

1) That the present scavengers be instructed by the Health Inspector to hand all the garbage etc. to the Crematory.

2) That the appointment of Messrs. Champion and White as Caretaker of the Crematory be confirmed in accordance with their tender for same; their duties to commence November 6th and that one of them perform day duty and the other night duty until further orders.

3) That the scavengers while at the Crematory be under the direct control of the man on duty in charge of same; they to deposit their loads where and in what manner he …

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… shall direct.

4) That this Committee report being fully satisfied with the test of the crematory made in accordance with the resolution of Council and that the crematory be accepted from the builder upon the Certificate of the Sanitary Engineer of this City being filed in accordance with the terms of an agreement entered into between the Corporation and the Crematory Co.

5) That a Committee existing of Aldermen McDowell and Templeton, the City Solicitor and the Health Inspector be appointed with the view of conferring with the present licensed scavengers to see what arrangements can be made with them as to purchasing their plant and taking over from them their scavengering business.

6) That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for delivering at the crematory one scow load of black coal at so much per ton, said coal to be delivered at the crematory within one week from the acceptance of tender.

7) That the Health Inspector instruct the crematory caretakers and Licensed Scavengers in accordance with the resolutions passed at this meeting.

8) That the following accounts be paid:
A. Lanvill et al Guarding Lepers $ 67.50
Mrs. Connolly, Washing 11.95

The Health Committee met on Monday, November 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carrall, McDowell, Scoullar and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1) That Alderman McDowell be authorized to purchase a suit of clothes for John…

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… Morney at the City Hospital, price not to exceed $20.00.

2) That the following accounts be paid:
Hudson’s Bay Co, Supplies $ 18.75
Alex McDonald, Labor 1.15
Palmer Bros., Supplies 1.05
F.W. Hart, Burial 15.00
J.R. Morrow, Supplies 143.86
R. C. Winch, Supplies 17.03
Mrs. Eaton, Nursing 47.50
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 5.50

3) That tenders be invited for the heating and ventilating of the new wing of the City Hospital; tenderers to submit plans and details with tender.
J.T. Carrall, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday, November 5th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Wm. Brown, Ch. Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:

1) That the lane in Block 30, 185 be graded by the chain gang as soon as possible.

2) That the City Engineer be empowered to have Seymour Street on the east side from Nelson to Smithe sidewalked without calling for tenders.

3) That the City Engineer be empowered….

Vol. 4, pg. 563

… to act upon the petition of Joseph Coupland et al for the gravelling and sidewalking of Seymour Street from Robson to Pacific.

4) That the following accounts be paid:
J.M.O. Toole, speaking tube $ 6.50
D.H. Morgan, 7th Avenue 98.97
Davis & Taylor, Sign 2.75
M. McIntyre, Lane Block 105 154.60
W.S. Cook, Keefer Street 99.60
W.G. Fraser, Campbell Avenue 40.40
J. Hartney, 11th Avenue 219.98
T. Veitch, delivering rock 218.09
H.H. Spicer, lumber 45.90
D.H. Morgan, 14th Avenue 351.17
G.. Mesher, sidewalk 81.50
H. Lomos et al, labor 519.75
The following petitions and communications were received and referred to the City Engineer:
1. From D.C. Coverley et al petitioning for an 8 ft. sidewalk on 7th Avenue to the School House.
2. From H. Abbott drawing attention to the condition of Drake Street.
3. From Joseph Huntley re quarters for crematory caretaker.
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried
Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That all the correspondence which has passed between the City Council of Vancouver, the Dominion Government …

Vol. 4, pg. 564

… and the CPR regarding the Leper Case be published, also an account of the action brought before a Judge of the Supreme Court asking for an order to compel the CPR to remove the lepers out of the City and the ruling of the Judge in the matter.
That it be inserted as an advertisement in the paper having the City advertising contract for at least two issues.
Carried

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carrall gave notice that he would at the next regular meeting of Council move that the water works system be extended to the following parts of the City: Mount Pleasant, Brighouse Estate and the eastern portions of the City not already supplied.

The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
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.

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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 plans exhibit at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair – September 28, 1891

Vancouver plans exhibit at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair – September 28, 1891

Council “cordially endorses” Victoria council’s plan for a BC building at the (1893) Chicago World’s Fair. The Board of Health met to discuss the care and treatment of two Chinese lepers formerly employed by the CPR. Advertisement for a new Police Magistrate postponed for 3 months.

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet
and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 504-513

Vol. 4, pg. 504
Vancouver, September 28, 1891
The Council met on Monday, September 28, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell and Doering.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From the Post Master General acknowledging the receipt of the communication re the obstructions on Granville Street.
Filed
From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report.
Filed
From the Chief of Police furnishing report on the street lights.
Filed
From Wm. Fowler asking what action had been taken regarding the Slaughter Houses.
Referred to Board of Health
From the Provincial Secretary stating that he would furnish a list of those who had paid their poll tax.
Referred to Finance Committee
From C.E. Renouf, Secretary of the B.C. Agricultural Exhibition, Victoria, inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present on the 30th inst.
Filed
From R. Mills et al asking for the clear-….
Vol. 4, pg. 505
… -ing of a certain portion of 9th Avenue near Block 27.
Referred to Board of Works
From D.G. McDonald et al asking for the grading of Front Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From W.C. Weir, Baptist Preacher, recommending the appointment of Robert S. Caldwell as Police Officer.
Referred to Police Committee
From John Kinghorn, Kingston, Secretary to the Sir John McDonald National Memorial Association, enclosing subscription books etc.
Laid over
From M. Metcalfe et al asking for the grading of 14th Avenue from Westminster Avenue to Quebec Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From the City Clerk of Victoria forwarding a copy of a resolution passed by the Victoria Council endorsing a project of the Immigration Investment and Improvement Co. Ltd. for the erection of a building at the World Fair Chicago, made of British Columbia wood etc.
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the communication received through the City Council of Victoria to have erected at the Chicago Fair a building made of British Columbia Woods surrounded by native shrubs be cordially endorsed.
Carried

Vol. 4, pg. 506

The following reports were received and read:
Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday, September 22nd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Hobson, McDowell, Carrall and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
John Sciutto, supplies $ 36.78
Gurney Cab Co. 4.75
2) That tenders be again invited for furnishing police uniforms, only one tender having been received.
The following applications were received for the position of Police Officer:
John O. Flynn, J.J. Carment, M. McLean, R.S. Colwell, P. Wylie, J. Box, J.H. Burke, W.J. Hamblin, G.S. Clarke, John L. Carter, G.H. Edson, J. Nadon and R.W. Martin.
After a number of ballots was taken it was found that no one applicant could get a majority of the Committee, it was therefore referred to Council to make the appointment. Signed C.G. Hobson, Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report be adopted as read.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the portion of the report relating to the appointment of a Police Officer be referred back to the Committee.
Amendment Lost, Motion Carried
Vol. 4, pg. 507
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Council go into the Committee of the Whole for the appointment of a Police Officer.
Carried

Alderman Hobson was appointed Chairman.
The applications were all read over and several of the applicants personally interviewed, but as all were not present, it was decided to defer the appointment until the next meeting to give everybody an opportunity to be on hand. It was therefore moved by the Mayor:
“That the Committee rise and report progress and ask leave to sit again.”
Carried
The Clerk was instructed to notify all applicants to be present.

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday, September 17th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
J. Rounsefell, Sidewalk on Burrard Street $ 17.64
Angus Fraser, “ “ “ “ 278.60
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 11.60
W. Archibald, Harris Street 276.75
W.D. Hobson, Carl Avenue 450.50
W Archibald, Princess Street 691.82
S. Beaumont, Eveleigh Street 241.20
A.D. McDonald, Hamilton Street 227.20
E.C. Britton, Homer Street 287.47
D. Gibbons, Lane B53, 196 112.33
I & R Whiteside, Cemetery House 120.60
W. Jones, Burrard Street 239.40
E. Myers, Lane B57, 541 102.92
H. Lomos et al, payroll 234.45

Vol. 4, pg. 508

2) That the following tenders be accepted:
– W.D. Hobson, Lanes in Blocks 94, 104, 114, 93, 103, 113 Sub D 541
– E. Myers, Lane B16, 185
– A.D. McDonald, Box Drain Nelson Street 26X16
– J. Telford, “ “ Granville Street 10X12
– Do. “ “ Richards Street 24X10
– Do. “ “ “ “ 29X16
– Do. “ “ “ “ 18X12
3) That the following tenders be invited:
1 – East end school grounds, grading
2 – 12th Avenue grading, narrow width, one block west of Ont. Street
3 – Scott Street grading from 12th Avenue to City boundary
4) That the Street Inspector be instructed to have a one plank sidewalk laid from Georgia Street to Mr. Farrers’ residence.
5) That no buildings or entrances thereto be allowed to project beyond the street line.
6) That the City Engineer be instructed to call for tenders for lowering the grade of Cordova Street from Granville Street east, the work to be proceeded with simultaneously with the erection of terminal buildings by the C.P.R. Co. at the foot of Granville Street.
7) The following petitions were received and referred to the City Engineer: From W.L. Fagan, Dr. Brydone-Jack H.P.A. Boyd and Mrs. W.J. Fleming, and J.H. Gillespie.
8) That the Street Inspector attend to the petition of the Misses Johnson for a 3-plank sidewalk on Burrard to Georgia east side.
The Board met again on Monday …
Vol. 4, pg. 509
… September 28, 1891.
It was recommended:
1) That the City Engineer be authorized to put Ninth Avenue in a proper condition for travel between Westminster Avenue and Centre Street where requisite.
2) That the following tenders be accepted:
– W.D. Hobson, Lanes B 58.66.73.74.83 and 84.541
– DH. Morgan, Scott Street grading
– Dtto, 12th Avenue grading
– Boyd & Clandenning, Cordova Street grading
– E.C. Britton, Melville Street sidewalk
– W.G. Fraser, Campbell Avenue sidewalk
– E.C. Britton, Robson Street sidewalk
– I. Bailey, Nicola and Barclay sidewalk
– W.D. Hobson, Comox Street grading
– Dtto. Homer Street grading
3) That Broughton Street grading be not let on account of the lateness of the season and the bad weather.
4) That the following tenders be invited:
– Keefer Street, 6 [ft.] sidewalk from Gore Avenue to Heatley Avenue on the north side and from Westminster Avenue to Jackson Avenue on the south side.
– Nelson Street, 6 ft. sidewalk from Burrard to Bute both sides less what is to be re-laid on the south side.
– Lanes in Blocks 60, 61, 62, 70, 71 and 72. 541 grading
5) That the following accounts be paid:
Wm. Turney, Nelson Street $ 996.30
W.S. Cook, Keefer Street 643.50
W.H. Kendall, Crushed Rock 2366.91
A. Hodgson, Signs 82.40
Palmer Bros., Coal 5.25
Allan K. Stuart, Repairs to instrument 7.75
` Thomas et al, Payroll 282.80
Signed Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman
Vol. 4, pg. 510
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried
Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday, September 18th and 25th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, Carrol and Hobson.
They beg to recommend:
1) That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay the men employed by H. Connacher on the east park, pro rata, out of the funds in hand.
2) That the City Treasurer be authorized to retain the services of H. Hemlow during the month of September.
3) That the following accounts be paid:
Daily Telegram, Printing $ 18.00
Deputy Ret. Officers etc. 50.50
H.E. Cronsdale, Treas. Bond 62.50
Fox & Robinson, Disbursements 112.15
J.W. Robinson, Salary as Valuator 116.00
J.M. Fox “ “ 116.00
Palmer Bros., Coal 14.00
A special meeting of the Board was held on Saturday at 11:30 A.M. to arrange for the sale of the Water Works Debentures.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Scoullar and Hobson. Also Aldermen McDowell and Brighouse.
It was resolved:
That Messrs. Hanson Bros. of Montreal be instructed to place the Debentures on the English Market on behalf of the City for the amounts authorized by the By-Laws passed by the electors on …
Vol. 4, pg. 511
… Monday, the 14th day of September 1891 at a minimum of 97 1/2 per cent (Commission for making the sale 5%).
Signed Wm. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried
Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday, September 25th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carrall, McDowell and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
W.J. McGuigan, Inquests $ 20.50
Hudson’s Bay Co., Supplies 31.50
J.R. Morrow “ 112.03
L.C. Annis, Nursing 42.,00
Palmer Bros. Coal 19.00
F.W. Hart, Burial 15.00
Champion & White, Scavengering 2.00
Geo. Wilson, Supplies 2.25
R.W. Winch, “ 15.46
Hayes & McIntosh, Supplies 53.41
A. Horwill, Nursing 33.00
C. Mee, Nursing 29.25
Daniel Roe, Nursing 33.00
2) That Robert Brownlee be appointed Cook at City Hospital at a salary of $30.00 per month dating from first engagement by the matron.
3) That Miss Woodward be allowed her salary during the time she was ill, the period being one month.
4) That the three accounts for guarding lepers be …
Vol. 4, pg. 512
… paid by the City in the first instance and that the City Solicitor be instructed to collect same from the C.P.R. Co.
5) That the C.P.R. Co. be again communicated with re the settlement of their hospital account.
A special meeting of the Board was held on Friday, September 25th and Monday, September 28th.
The object of the meeting was to consider what action should be taken in regard to two lepers who had been returned to the City by the C.P.R. Co. Mr. Abbott was present on behalf of the Co. and stated that the burden would be thrown on the City.
The Health Inspector was instructed to telegraph to the Minister of Agriculture and to the Chief Comptroller of Chinese Emigration in regard to the matter; also to notify the General Superintendent of the C.P.R. Co. that his Company would be held liable for the safe care and custody of the lepers and that if for the protection of the citizens it should become requisite for the City to go to any costs or charge for such protection that the said Company would be held liable for all such costs and charge so incurred; and further that if no satisfactory answer be soon received to the telegrams dispatched that the City Solicitor should be instructed to apply for the necessary legal process to issue; and further that if legal action for the protection of the City’s interests becomes necessary that the City Solicitor is hereby empowered to take such action in the premises as he may deem necessary.
Signed J.T. Carrall, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Vol. 4, pg. 514
Motions
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That this Council accept with thanks the kind invitation to attend the Agricultural Fair to be held in Victoria this week.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Carrall
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
Whereas the Office of Police Magistrate for the City of Vancouver has become vacant under Section 269 of the Municipalities Act 1891. Therefore be it resolved that the City Clerk is hereby required to advertise for applicants for said Office of Police Magistrate. All applications to be in the hands of the City Clerk not later than Saturday, September — 1891 at the hour of 12 o’clock noon.
Moved in Amendment by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the motion be laid over for three months.
Amendment carried
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk