Committee Meetings to be held in private – Jan 25, 1892

Committee Meetings to be held in private – Jan 25, 1892

Alderman McGuigan moved and alderman Gavan seconded that henceforth all Committee meetings be held in private. Liquor license payments to be refunded for unsuccessful applicants. Letter received from Miss Bowes, a frequent writer to Council, drawing attention to the Social Evil (prostitution) and gambling.

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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 …

Vol. 4, pg. 561

… 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…

Vol. 4, pg. 562

… 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

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.

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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

C.P.R. Terminal at foot of Granville Street to be built – September 14, 1891

C.P.R. Terminal at foot of Granville Street to be built – September 14, 1891

Letter received from H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., stating that he was authorized to proceed with the construction of the terminal station at the foot of Granville Street (now Waterfront Station). Moved by Alderman Godfrey, Seconded by Alderman Templeton That the Dominion Government be petitioned to change the name of the “First Narrows” to “Lions Gate” and that of “False Creek” to “Pleasant Inlet”

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 495-503

Vol. 4, pg. 495

Vancouver, September 14, 1891
The Council met on Monday, September 14, 1891.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., stating that he was authorized to proceed with the construction of the terminal station at the foot of Granville Street, simultaneously with the grading of Cordova Street to the level of the east corner of the planking of the roadway of Granville Street.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the matter of grading Cordova Street to meet the views of the C.P.R. Co. be referred to the City Engineer and Board of Works with power to take immediate action if necessary.
Carried
From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed
From the City Clerk of New Westminster thanking the Council for the use of road roller.
Filed
From the Mayor of Tacoma asking when the Council might be expected at the fair in Tacoma.
Filed
From C.G. Johnson offering anthracite coal in car lots at $8.50 per ton.
Referred to F.W.& L. Committee

Vol. 4, pg. 496

From the Chief of Police furnishing weekly report on street lights.
Filed
From the Spiral Weld Tube Co. asking to be furnished with information regarding water pipes.
Referred to the Water Committee
From John F. Ross asking for the sidewalking of 6th Avenue from Carolina Street to Westminster Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works
From the City Clerk reporting that the By-Laws for the purchase and extension of the Water Works had carried by a majority of 176 and 168 respectively.
Filed
From J.H. Gillespie offering to put down bituminous rock pavement for 15 ¾ cents per sq. ft. Referred to the Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

Health
To the Mayor and Council of City of Vancouver|
Gentlemen:
Your Committee met on Tuesday, September 8th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Carroll and McDowell. Absent: Aldermen Scoullar and Doering.
Report of Health Inspector was received and ordered filed.
Communication received from the Matron reporting the number of patients in hospital.
Your Committee would recommend:
1) That tenders be called for the construction of a receiving vault at the cemetery in accordance with the plans and specifications …

Vol. 4, pg. 497

… now on fyle [sic] in the Engineer’s Office.
2) That the following accounts be paid:
H. Eligh, Milk $ 51.37
J. Sciutto, Supplies 109.28
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 58.95
J.P. Blake, Supplies 11.30
Champion & White, Scavengering 58.45

Your Committee met again on Wednesday, September 9th, at 8 PM.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Carroll and McDowell.
A report from the Health Inspector was received, considered, and ordered fyled. [sic]
The floor plans of the proposed new hospital wing was [sic] submitted by the Engineer and adopted by the Board.

The Board met again on Monday, September 14 at 4:00 PM.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, McDowell, Scoullar and Templeton.
A report submitted by the Health Inspector was ordered filed.
Plan of elevation of new wing of hospital was submitted to the Board by the Engineer and adopted, tenders to be invited for the construction of same, said tenders to be in by noon of Thursday, September 24th at noon. Plans and specifications to be on view in the Engineer’s Office after Thursday, September 17.
Signed J. T. Carroll, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Vol. 4, pg. 498

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday, September 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Hobson, Carroll and McDowell.
Alderman Hobson in the Chair.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
Dr. Mills attendance on Berry $ 10.00
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 14.65
John Sciutto, Supplies 33.66
G.L. Allan, Supplies 1.25
G.A. Roedde, Fine Book 5.75
V.J. Straube, Repairs 4.00
J.P. Blake, Bread 9.55
Hamilton Eligh, Milk 3.40
H. McDowell & Co.,[unreadable] 1.00
2) That J. Izen’s license be transferred to Kirschberg & Merymont.
3) That tenders be invited for supplying 12 uniforms to the police force.
4) That applications be called for the position of police officer.
Signed C.G. Hobson, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday, September 11, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Scoullar and Carrol.

Vol. 4, pg. 499

It was recommended:
1) That the tender of Springer, Mellon & Co. be accepted for the insuring of the hospital furniture for one year at $2.70 per $100.00 to the amount of $1600.00
2) That the following accounts be paid:
Black & Wilkinson, livery rig $ 4.00
Telephone Co. 24.00
C.P. Telegraph 8.81
3) That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the C.P.R. authorities asking them to refund to the City the cost of the burial of Wm. Irvine, a sailor of the Empress of India.
Signed: Wm. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

F.W. & L.

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday, September 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Brown, Brighouse and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1) That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be instructed to give the City Solicitor the hydrant pressures to date.
2) That the following accounts be paid:
V.W.W. Co. $ 407.02
G.H. Bagby, Shoes set 2.00
J.M. Brixton, Coal 13.00
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 75.09
John Daly Engine Co. Polish 1.20
J.E. Robinson, Drayage 2.50
Frazer & Co. Supplies 4.37

Vol. 4, pg. 500

Vancouver Carriage Works 18.45
J. Forbes, Blacksmithing 2.00
Electric Light Co. 1222.18
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the F.W. & L. Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, September 10th 1891 at 3 PM.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1) That the City engineer be instructed to communicate with Mr. Abbott re the insurance complained of by J. Morrison on Water Street with a view of having the matter attended to by him.
2) That the Secretary of the Vancouver Electric Ry. and Light Co. be notified that the Board has decided to locate the Vancouver Electric Ry. track on the centre of Hastings Street east of Carroll Street.
3) That the lane in Block 2, 185 be graded by the Chain Gang under the direction of the Street Inspector, also the lanes in Blocks 90 and 91, 196.
4) That the City Engineer be instructed to see Mr. Abbott and arrange re the delivery to him of broken rock.
5) That the Street Inspector be authorized to have that portion of Alberni Street …

Vol. 4, pg. 501

… between Thurlow and Bute surface graded by day labour.
6) That the City Engineer notify the Street Railway Co. that it is the intention of the City to pave Cordova and Hastings Streets and call their attention to the necessity of their providing an approved and suitable form of rail.
7) That in future all payrolls furnished to the City by contractors must be examined and a certificate attached signed by the City Engineer, showing that the names of the men are only such as those who have worked on the contract in connection of which said payroll is used.
8) That the following tenders be recommended for acceptance:
Cambie Street Bridge Protectors – D. McGillivray
Granville “ “ – W.D. Hobson
Prior Street Sidewalk – W.G. Fraser
Princess Street Relaying Sidewalk – W. Blair
14th Avenue and Sophia Street grading – D.H. Morgan
9) That the following tenders be invited:
– Comox Street grading from Bute to Broughton
– Nicola Street 6 ft. sidewalk from Georgia Street to the south side of Robson on the west side and from Georgia to Barclay on the east side.
– Barclay Street 6 ft. sidewalk from the end of above sidewalk on Nicola Street 132 ft. eastward
– Robson Street 6 ft. sidewalk on north side from Bute to Broughton and on the south side from end of present sidewalk to Jervis Street
– Campbell Avenue 6 ft. sidewalk on east side from Powell to Oppenheimer
– Melville Street 6 ft. sidewalk on both sides from Bute to Jervis.
– Broughton Street grading full width from Georgia to Barclay

Vol 4. Pg. 502

10) That the following accounts be paid:
H.P. Veitch, delivering rock $ 452.18
Oppenheimer Bros., sidewalk 83.50
Union S.S. Co., boat hire 30.00
J.A. Shearer, repairs 4.75
J. Romany et al, carfares 8.70
J. Mitchell, drift bolts 5.98
H.H. Spicer, lumber 39.60
Bailey Bros., stationery 13.85
Wm. Blair, relaying sidewalk 30.75
A. D. McDonald, fencing lots 108.10
H. Thomas et al, labour 309.05
Signed: S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That Alderman Scoullar be added to the Water Works Committee in place of Alderman DePencier.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Dominion Government be petitioned to change the name of the “First Narrows” to “Lions Gate” and that of “False Creek” to “Pleasant Inlet”.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of …

Vol. 4, pg. 503

… a motion re the Police Magistrate.
Lost

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the By-Law to raise by loans the sum of $440,000 for the purchase of the Water Works be read a 3rd time and signed, sealed and gazetted.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the By-Law to raise by loan the sum of $150,000 for the extension of the Water Works be read a 3rd time and signed, sealed and gazetted.
Carried

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carroll gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move a resolution authorizing the City Clerk to call for applications for the Office of Police Magistrate, such applications to be received up to Saturday, September 26th, at noon.

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

Post Office obstruction on Granville Street to be removed – September 7, 1891

Federal government seems to have stopped building post office on Granville Street, but has left stone blocks and building debris obstructing traffic. Two railcar loads of gravel to be purchased from the CPR for use on city streets. A by-election to be held, as Alderman de Pencier has left the city.

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and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 487-494

Vol. 4, pg. 487
Vancouver, September 7, 1891

The Council met on Monday, September 7, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carrall, Brighouse, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown and McDowell.
Alderman Brighouse was appointed Chairman.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From H. Stanton, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor acknowledging the receipt of a communication re Mr. Hallett.
Filed
From Springer & Campbell offering to write up the City on condition that the Council would subscribe for a certain number of copies of the issue containing such descriptions.
Filed
From J.C. Drewry on behalf of the Toronto Globe offering a similar proposition for the consideration of Council.
Filed
From Thos. H. Robson et al praying for the sidewalking of Keefer Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From the Secretary of the Board of Trade inviting the Council to take seats on the platform in the Market Hall on the 8th inst. during the lecture of Colonel Howard Vincent.
Filed
From Henry A. Barton, Deputy Attorney General, informing Council that it was contemplated to hold an enquiry on the complaint against Mr. Hallett.
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Street Lights.
Filed

Vol. 4, pg. 488

From E. Chapman et al asking for the grading of 7th Avenue from Centre Street to Hemlock Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed
From Malcolm Smith stating that it would be unnecessary to hold an investigation on the complaints against Mr. Hallett as the Government intended to do so.
Referred to Police Committee
From J.A. Fulton asking that the streets be sprinkled along the line of the march on Labour Day.
Referred to Board of Works
From C.S. Douglas asking for a sidewalk on Burrard Street between Melville and Eveleigh.
Referred to Board of Works
From John Matthews et al requesting that the land in rear of Eveleigh Street be graded.
Referred to Board of Works
From H. Abbott asking that the crushed rock be delivered on scows at the C.P.R. slip.
Referred to Board of Works with power to act
From Yates, Jay & Russell asking for a settlement of the claim of J.G. McDonald on Westminster Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works
From T.T. Black et al asking that the Fire Limits be extended to embrace the whole of Granville Street.
Referred to F.W. & L. Committee

Vol. 4, pg. 489

The following reports were received and considered:

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday, September 4th, 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
The Daily Telegram, printing $ 47.15
Thomson Bros., stationery 1.50
V.W.W. Co., ½ expenses of two meeting of arbitrators to arrange 27.75
2) That tenders be invited for re-insuring the hospital furniture.
3) That as T. Oppenheimer has been assessed for Blocks 123 to 127 in District Lot 540 for a greater number of acres than said blocks contain through portions of District Lot 192 being included therein, under the advice of the City Solicitor, we would recommend that the Collector be instructed to accept the taxes properly chargeable to said Blocks in full settlement of the amount due, the balance being already charged to District Lot 192.
4) That Messrs. Corbould, McColl and Jenns be paid $100.00 the balance due to them for professional services in connection with the Smith case, the City Solicitor being of the opinion that they are entitled to it.
5) That the street sprinkling be discontinued after the 12th inst.
6) That the City Solicitor be instructed to tender to the Vancouver Water Works Co. payment for 23 hydraulics, which are considered to have

Vol 4, pg. 490

sufficient pressure for fire purposes, and that the Chief of the Fire Brigade be instructed to report as to whether the pressure has been maintained since his last report.
7) That the Provincial Government be requested to furnish the names of all parties in the City of Vancouver who have paid their poll tax for 1891.
8) That the sum of $200 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners for roofing the sheds where the animals are confined and for plowing, harrowing and seeding down the grounds behind the ranger’s house.
Signed by Wm. Brown, Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Tuesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 3rd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1) That the City Engineer be instructed to get a new wire rope, a governor and two wooden pulleys of the requisite diameter for Dr. Kendall’s quarry at the North Arm.
2) That the City Engineer be authorized to get two carloads of Yale gravel from the C.P.R. authorities for use on the streets.
3) That $50.00 be expended in repairs to the landing place at Brockton Point. The Union S.S. Co. to expend an additional $50.00 in

Vol. 4, pg. 491

repairs, the whole work in connection therewith to be done by the said company, under the supervision of the City Engineer.
4) That the matter re Dr. Kendall’s quarry be left in the hands of the City Engineer to arrange re a new wire rope, necessary pulleys and repairs to the broken bolt and to examine into and report into the necessity of supplying a governor for the machinery, it being, however, distinctly understood between Dr. Kendall and the City Council that there be no more demands made for further supplies or alterations by said Dr. Kendall.
5) That the communication from J.D. Fraser et al re a Charter for a Street Railway be referred to the City Solicitor to see if the Company is bona fide and to give his opinion as to what power the Board of Works has in the matter.
6) That tenders be called for the work in connection with the piers and wings of Granville and Cambie Street Bridges.
7) That 1000 feet of lumber be supplied to the caretaker of the Cemetery for shed purposes.
8) That Wm. Davie, fireman, be granted $10.00 a month extra in services in connection with the road roller.
9) That the following tenders be accepted:
8th Avenue grading, Centre Street cost D.H. Morgan
“ “ “ Columbia Street “ do.
10th Avenue, sidewalk J.C. McCurdy
Eveleigh Street “ do.
Davie Street “ do.
Hornby Street “ do.
Lanes Blocks 85, 95 + 105, 541 M. McIntyre
9th Avenue grading H.D. & E.P. Fraser

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Princess Street, sidewalk E. Sanders
10) That the following tenders be invited:
a) Lanes
Grading all lanes not already graded, south of Georgia and east of Granville street 541
b) Lanes
Grading lanes in Blocks 8, 16 and 22, 185
c) Prior Street sidewalk both sides from Gore to Jackson
d) Homer Street grading full width through blocks 55 and 56, also between Smythe and Nelson Streets
e) Grading east end school grounds
f) Sophia Street and 14th Avenue clearing and grading
g) About 4000 ft box drains in Yale Town

11) That the following accounts be paid:
W. Crickmay supplies to quarry $ 562.84
McLennan & McFeely, supplies 19.25
J.M. O’Toole, supplies 8.59
Robertson Bros. & Co., Supplies 2.25
James Hartney, Supplies 75.48
Sheridan & Blair, relaying sidewalk 25.50
W.G. Fraser, Harris Street 66.40
McLean Bros., Harris Street 115.71
Dalkwell & Pinto, Nelson Street 108.65
Creighton, Fraser & Co., Supplies 1.70
H.P. Bailey, Richards Street 109.41
W.D. Hobson, Robson Street 629.46
D. Gibbons App. to Cambie Street Bridge 753.50
James Foster, Bridge St. 462.00
Boyd A. Clandenning, Nicola Street 1,652.13
H.P. Bailey, Barnard Street 133.56
Thomas et al, labour 374.05

The petition from Misses Johnson was filed.

The petition from Walter Black was laid over.
Signed S. Brighouse
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried

Vol. 4, pg. 493
Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Godfrey introduced a by-law to fix the time etc. for holding an election in Ward 5 for the election of an Alderman to fill the position left vacant by reason of Alderman De Pencier having left the City.

By-law read a first time on motion of Alderman Godfrey, seconded by Alderman Hobson.

By-law read a second time on motion of Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Godfrey.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Godfrey in the Chair.

The By-law was read over clause by clause and reported complete.

It was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Templeton, seconded by Alderman Godfrey.

Mr. J.C. Drewry, representing the Toronto Globe, was on resolution allow [sic] to appear before the Bar of the Council to explain the advantages of his paper as an advertising medium and offering to write up the City for $300.00.

After hearing him through it was moved by Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Brown
That this matter and that of Springer and Campbell be filed.
Carried
MOTIONS

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the account of Mr. E. Cook amounting to $43.75 being for rent of wharf for delivery of broken stone up to August 29th be paid.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton

Vol. 4. pg. 494
That the application of the Board of Trade for the user of the Market Hall on Tuesday the 8th inst. be granted, no charge being made for same.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That whereas for many months Granville Street has be [sic] partially blocked with building material to be used in the construction of the Post Office on which operations has been suspended for some time, therefore be it resolved that the Dominion Government be communicated with requesting them either to recommence building or remove the obstructions to traffic without delay.
Carried

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

Nine hour day reaches City Hall – August 31, 1891

Board of Works recommends all future contracts state “that 9 hours shall constitute a day’s work.” City Hall caretaker John Clough injured in accident; a replacement to be hired for one week. Albert Yates, Messenger for the City Hall, to be paid $25 per month. Each fireman be allowed a holiday of one week per year.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 473-486

[Vol. 4, pg. 473]

Vancouver, August 31, 1891

The Council met on Monday, August 31st, 1891.

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

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received:
From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report of receipts.
Filed

From the Secretary of the Trades & Labor Council inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to attend the labor day demonstrations.
Filed

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

From the Mayor of Tacoma inviting the Mayor and Council to be present at the opening of the exposition.
Filed

From A.F. McClenston et al asking the Council to declare Alderman DePencier’s seat vacant in Ward 5.
Filed

From Messrs. Eberts & Taylor asking for an immediate settlement of the hydrant rents.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From A.H.B. MacGowan asking for the Market Hall for September 8th for Colonel Howard Vincent.
Market Committee

From the City Clerk of New Westminster, inviting the Mayor and Council to be present at the Industrial Exhibition.
Filed
Vol. 4, pg. 474

From the Temperance Lodges asking the Council to use their influence to have J. Hallett appointed Justice of the Peace.
Another communication was received from the same parties withdrawing the above.
Filed

From Joseph Gibson resigning the position of Police Officer.
Filed

From F.S. Curtis New Westminster thanking the Council for the use of the Road Roller.
Filed

From Joseph Rogers et al asking for a sidewalk on Prior Street.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Pound Keeper furnishing monthly report and asking for an increase of salary.
Referred to Police Committee

From J.A. Fulton asking that the Floating Wharf at Brockton Point be repaired.
Referred to Board of Works

From Walter Black asking that the grading on 8th Avenue be extended one block further east.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Rev. E. Robson complaining about a [unreadable] nuisance on Dupont Street.
Referred to Health Committee

From J. Van Bramer, President of the Vancouver District Telegraph Co. filing an acceptance under By-Law No. 123.
Referred to City Solicitor

From Miss Johnson asking that the sidewalk on Burrard Street be started from Georgia Street.
Referred to Board of Works

Vol. 4, pg. 475

From the City Engineer giving a report of his trip to ascertain the best quality of street pavements and recommending Bituminous Rock supplied from the mines at St. Louis Abispo [sic].
Referred to Board of Works

From W.H. Kendall stating that there was something radically wrong with the design and arrangements of the pulleys and wire rope at the quarry.
Referred to Board of Works

From H.T. Ceperley, Secretary of Street Railway Co. starting that there would soon be a meeting of shareholders and that he would acquaint the Council of their decision re the purchase of same by the City.
Filed

From A. L. St. George stating that his house would be undermined through the change of grade on Ninth Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

From J. R. Fraser et al applying for a charter to build a street car line from Carroll Street along Hastings Street to Cambie, thence along Cambie to Georgia, thence along Georgia to the Park.
Referred to Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

License:
To the Mayor and Aldermen.
Your Committee met on Saturday last August 29th at 11 a.m.
Present: The Mayor and Aldermen Hobson, Godfrey and McDowell.
Absent: Aldermen Brighouse and DePencier.

The following applications for transfer were received, read and granted:

1. The interest of H. Lee in the Pacific Hotel License to E. Griffith

Vol. 4, pg. 476

2. The Glasgow Hotel License from W. Williams to H. Lee.
3. The Sherman House License from N.P. Wildrich to C. Anthony Drilling, the name of the house to be the Occidental Hotel.
The report of the License Inspector was received on the above applications and ordered filed.
The Board adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.
Signed, D. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the License Committee be adopted.
Carried

Crematory
The Crematory Committee met on Wednesday August 19th and beg to report that they have authorized the payment of $1200 to the Dominion Sanitary & Cremation Co. for material delivered on the Crematory site for the construction of the Crematory.
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Carrall
That the Report of the Crematory Committee be adopted.
Carried

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday August 25th 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Hobson and Scoullar.

Vol. 4, pg. 477

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
D.J. McLean Suit of clothes $12.00
G.L. Allen Brogues 1.25
D. Webber Labor 8.00
S.T. Tilley Fine Book 3.00
2. That on account of the accident to John Clough, the Caretaker of the City Hall, that a man be employed for one week to perform his duties at the City’s expense.
3. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Government directing their attention to the resolution of Council passed asking for the appointment of J.A. Hallett as Justice of the Peace and requesting the favor of a decision.
Signed: A.W. Scoullar, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried
Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday August 25th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, McDowell and Scoullar
It was recommended:
That the Health Inspector be instructed to furnish each medical practitioner in the City with a copy of that portion of the Health By-Law relating to the reporting of contagious or infectious diseases to the Health Officer and that in future every violation be prosecuted by him to the full extent of the law.
Signed J.T. Carroll, Chairman

Vol. 4, pg. 478

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

Fire Water & Light
The Fire Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday August 26th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Brighouse and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1. That the firemen be each allowed a holiday of one week commencing on the 1st of September, subject to the control of the Chairman of this Board and the Chief of the Fire Brigade.
2. That the following accounts be paid:
Fraser & Co., Supplies $8.11
Palmer Bros., Supplies 7.00
T.R. Morrow, Supplies 50.33
T. Forbes, Horse shoeing 4.00
G.H. Bazley, Horse shoeing 4.00
E. Sherfold, Draying 2.50
Van W.W. Co. Water 665.10
Van Elec. Light Co., Lights 1178.39
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 50.95

Signed Wm. Templeton, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the F W & L Committee be adopted.
Carried
Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday August 21st.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Scoullar…

Vol. 4, pg. 479

… and Hobson.
It was recommended
1. That the following accounts be paid:
W.J. Trythall, Stationery $ 9.30
S.T. Tilley & Son, Stationery 36.35
2. That Messrs. Springer & Mellow be notified that when insurance is required by the City that all agents have an opportunity to tender for same.
3. That W.A. Taylor be notified that the City has not the power to refund monies paid in for the rent of the Market Hall, under the regulations at present in force.
4. That Albert Yates, Messenger for the City Hall, be paid $25 per month during the time he is required.
5. That half the taxes due on Lots 8 & 9 in Block 3, D.L. 302 be received by the Treasurer in full settlement of the amount, said lots now being owned by the City.
6. That the following communications be referred to the City Solicitor:
(a) From H.B. Warren asking for his travelling expenses etc. on Water Works Arbitration.
(b) From Messrs. Eberts & Taylor requesting the settlement of the account for hydrant rental etc.
That the following communications be filed:
(a) From Malcolm Smith re Police Magistrate.
(b) From R.T. Williams again asking for a subsidy from Council.
The Finance Committee met on Friday August 28th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Scoullar and Carroll.

Vol. 4, pg. 480

It was recommended:
1. That the time be extended for allowing the rebate on taxes until Saturday September 5th, 1891.
2. That the following accounts be paid:
John P. Lawson, Evidence in W.W. Arbitration $ 25.00
J.F. Gordon “ “ “ 140.00
A. St. G. Hamersley, Counsel “ “ 1650.11
W.F. Salsbury “ “ 625.00
A.B. Diplock, Stationery 8.15
H.P.F. McGuigan, Expenses N. Westminster 2.00
D. McRae, Fixing up vault etc. 60.50
J.M. Browning, Disbursements 20.60
Cormon & Moss, Painting City Hall 39.90
Signed: Wm. Brown, Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, August 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton (in the Chair), Brown and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1. That a clause be added in future to all contracts to the effect that 9 hours shall constitute a day’s work.
2. That Mr. H. Abbott be informed that he can be furnished with what crushed rock he requires at $1.50 per yard delivered at the City’s floating wharf on scows.
3. That the following tenders be accepted:
Nelson Street grading – Wm. Tierney
Ninth Avenue grading – J. Hartney

Vol. 4, pg. 481

8th Avenue grading – M. Ellison
Carl Avenue “ – W.D. Hobson
11th Avenue “ – J. Hartney
Lane B. 67, 541 – E. Myers
Richards Street Sidewalk – T. Bailey
Hamilton Street “ – A.D. McDonald
Homer Street “ – E.C. Bulton
Barnard Street “ – T Bailey
4. That the grade of Hastings Street between Blocks 68 and 69, 196 be made 5 per cent instead of 5.50 per cent and that the tender of Boyd & Clandenning for cutting down the grade of Hastings Street be accepted provided the additional work required be done at the tendered price.
5. That tenders be called for the following work:
Harris Street sidewalk for both sides from Gore to Dunlevy
Richards Street sidewalk East side from Nelson to Drake
Nelson Street sidewalk South side from Richards to Homer
Davie Street grading full width from Centre Blocks 10 & 11 to Bute Street
Keefer Street from Westminster to Jackson
Burrard Street sidewalk from Ms. Johnson’s house to Smythe Street with crossings
East End school grounds
6. That the following accounts be paid:
Jas. Tronsides, Barclay Street $ 103.95
“ “ Melville Street 115.08
Crowder & Penzer, Supplies 9.47
V.J. Straube, Repairs 2.00
H. Thomas et al, Labor 303.00
A.D. McDonald, Box Drain 219.00
W. Archibald, Princess Street 443.48
Honsley & Co., Supplies 1.50
Hayden & Walker, Boat hire 10.50
McLennan & McFeeley, Supplies 6.00

Vol. 4, pg. 482

D. Gibbons, North approach Cambie Street Bridge 213.75
W.H. Kendall, Rock 1189.89
7. That the lane in Block 87.196 be graded by the Chain Gang.

The Board met again on Monday August 24th 1891.
All present except Alderman DePencier.
It was recommended:
1. That the whole matter of the wages said to be due by H. Connacher on his east yard contract be referred to the City Solicitor to report upon as soon as possible.
2. That tenders be called for lowering the grade of Ninth Av. near its junction with Westminster Av.
3. That the matter of the grade for the Street Railway track from Westminster to Centre Street along 9th Avenue be left to the City Engineer to decide upon and report on Thursday next.
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman

The Board of Works met on Thursday, August 27th.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Godfrey and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1. That permission be granted to J.M. Holland to take up and excavate under the sidewalk at lots 1 & 2, Block 10.541 under the direction and supervision of the City Engineer.
2. That 8th Avenue from Centre Street East a distance of 1800 feet be opened up as requested by Mr. Browning.
3. That the Street Inspector be authorized to arrange with Mr. E. Cook with regard to his account for rental for his wharf.

Vol. 4, pg. 483

4. That the Street Inspector make use of the old plank on Nicola Street for the construction of a sidewalk on Barclay Street on the North side as petitioned for by A.E. Tregent.
5) That the City Engineer have a wooden pulley of the requisite diameter put in where required on the wire rope at the North Arm Quarry and to use his discretion as to what else is best to be done.
6) That Granville and Cambie Street Bridges be properly protected as recommended by the City Engineer.
7. That the City Engineer be authorized to make arrangements with the Street Railway Engineer as to the grading of Ninth Av.
8. That the following tenders be accepted:
Davie Street grading – W.S. Cook
Keefer Street grading – W.S. Cook
Harris Street sidewalk – Wm. Jones
Richards Street “ – E.C. Britton
Burrard Street “ – Wm. Jones
Nelson Street Sidewalk – J.D. Fraser
Robson Street Sidewalk relaying – Sheridan & Blair
9. That tenders be called for the following works:
8th Av. grading from Centre Street east 1800 feet
14th Av. grading from Westminster Av. to Prince Edward Street and Sophia Street from 13th to 14th Av.
10th Av. 6 ft. sidewalk from Westminster Road to the Temperance Hall
9th Av. grading from Westminster Av. to Quebec Street
Princess St. 6 ft. sidewalk from Carl to Heatley, both sides
Eveleigh St. 6 ft. “ “ Burrard to Thurlow, both sides
Lanes in Blocks 85.95 and 105.541
Davie St. 6ft. sidewalk south side from Granville to Bute
8th Av. grading from Carolina St. east one block

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10. That the following accounts be paid:
S. Beaumont, Thurlow Street $ 446.40
W.D. Hobson, Hamilton Street 629.71
J.B. Thornton, Bute Street 81.40
B.C. Mills Co., Posts 3.50
H. Lomas et al, Labor 321.10
H.P. Dunn & Co., Hardware 80.20
H.P. Voitch, Delivering rock 330.23
J.P. Lawson, car fares 2.65
dto. Services in April 165.00
T.H. Tracy and S. Brighouse, Costs of trip 217.00
Signed: S. Brighouse, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Scoullar introduced a By-Law which was read a first time, to raise the sum of $50,000 for sewerage purposes.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the further consideration of the By-Law be deferred pending the receipt of a report from the City Engineer.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the resignation of Officer Gibson be accepted.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That this Council return …

Vol. 4, pg. 485

… thanks to Westminster City Council for their invitation to attend the approaching Industrial and Agricultural Exposition.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the invitation of the Mayor of Tacoma be accepted with thanks.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That this Council return thanks to the Trades and Labor organizations of this City for their invitation to attend the approaching Labor Demonstrations and that the Mayor and Aldermen will attend if possible.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
As the whole of the arbitration in connection with the Water Works was handed over to the Arbitrators, any question as to the payment of interest on any sums of money in connection therewith should be left to their decision.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the C.P.R. Co. be requested to convey to the B.C. Sugar Refining Co. that piece of land lying between Block 47 and their railway track, subdivision 181.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That His Worship be asked to issue his warrant for an election in Ward No 5, in place of Mr. DePencier.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton

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That the Deed conveying certain property originally occupied as a portion of Powell Street as described in a deed and plan annexed thereto be executed by His Worship on plan being approved by the City Engineer.
Carried
Notice of Motion

Alderman McDowell gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would move a resolution that a County Court Judge or a Judge of the Supreme Court be requested to hold an investigation upon the complaints against Magistrate Hallett as provided by the City Charter.

The Council then adjourned.

Thos. F. McGuigan S. Brighouse, Chairman
City Clerk

Water Works worth $330,081.93 – August 3, 1891

Water Works arbitration panel Browning, Tilton and Drake submit their findings. The City to regulate private “scavengering” (garbage/recycling collection) within the city as soon as the waste-burning Crematory is in operation. Police officer Joseph Gibson dismissed for being found asleep on the job. J.W Robinson and J.M. Fox appointed as Tax Assessors, and H. Hemlow appointed to assist City Clerk McGuigan with the voters’ list updates, all at a salary of $4.00 per day. The City Engineer to plan brick receiving vaults forthe Cemetery, and a new wing for the Hospital.

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Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 441 – 453

[ Vol. 4, pg. 441]
Vancouver, August 3, 1891
The Council met on Monday, August 3rd, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Brighouse, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, Brown and McDowell.
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received:

From J.M. Browning, Land Commissioner, stating that he would extend the streets in District Lot 526 to the water front.
Referred to the Board of Works

From the City Solicitor stating that he had entered an appearance for the City in case of Studden vs the City.
Filed

From the Deputy Attorney General returning Writ of Summons in case of Mrs. Studden vs City.
Filed

From the City Solicitor stating that he was ready to receive advice from the various committees on the revision of the By-Laws.
Referred to the By-Law Committee

From Chipman Morgan & Co. on behalf of the Dry dock Company asking for a further extension of time.
Referred to Board of Works

From R.G. Tatlow on behalf of the Park Commissioners asking the Council for a grant of $500.00 for underbrushing on Brockton Point.
Referred to Finance Committee

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

[Vol. 4 pg. 442]

From McPhillips & Williams on behalf of the Vancouver Lightening Messenger Service Co. to string wires etc. on the streets.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Louisa Wilson asking for certain improvements in the Box drain on the corner of Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From J.A. Fulton, Secretary of Trades and Labour Council, asking for the enforcement of the nine hours system on City Contracts and for regulations regarding bathing on English Bay.
Referred to the Board of Works

From W.P. West, Pound Keeper, furnishing his monthly report.
Filed

From A.F. Beasley, Secretary Vancouver Gun Club, asking for permission to practice trap shooting within the city limits.
Referred to the Police Committee

From Miss Bowes furnishing programmes of the Provincial Convention.
Filed

From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report.
Filed

From P.G. Fenton et al asking for a sidewalk on Seymour Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Mrs. Studden asking to have her name withdrawn from the case of Studden vs the City as her name was used without her knowledge or consent.
Referred to City Solicitor

Vol. 4 pg. 443

Mr. Pferdner on behalf of R.T. Williams appeared before the bar of the Council with the view of getting a grant from the Council in aid of his 1892 Directory. After hearing Mr. Pferdner on the subject, it was moved by Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Scoullar,
THAT the communication from R.T. Williams be filed.
Carried

A deputation consisting of E.J. Clark and others waited upon the Council with a view of having steps taken to fix a base line in 264A.
The matter was referred to the Board of Works.

The following reports were received and read:
Police No. 11

The Police Committee met on Tuesday, July 28, 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Hobson and Scoullar.
Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Leatherdale & Smith. Hack hire $ 1.50
Holdom & Co., Supplies 16.20
Van Gurney Cab Co., Cab .50
John Sciuotto, supplies 70.76
Hayes & McIntosh, supplies 15.60
S.T. Tilley, supplies 4.50
H. Eligh, supplies 1.65
J.P. Blake, supplies 11.60
Champion & White, Scavengering 1.25
W.J. McBride, Electric Bell 5.00

Your Committee, after hearing the explanations of Messrs. Hamersley and Hallett and other parties as to where the fault lies for the non-defence of the Hendry case, have come to the conclusion that both the Magistrate and the City Solicitor are to blame. We would therefore recommend

[Vol. 4, pg. 444]

that they be instructed in future to act more in harmony so that the City’s interests may not suffer.
The Chief of Police reported that he had suspended Officer Gibson for being asleep on duty, pending the action of the Council thereon.
After hearing the evidence of the Chief and the explanations of Officer Gibson, it was resolved that Joseph Gibson be notified that his services as Police Officer be no longer required and that applications be called for the position.
The communication from Wm. Murphy et al, praying for a higher license on transient traders was laid over.
The City Solicitor was instructed to retain Mr. L.G. McPhillips to act with him in the case of Mrs. Studden vs the City.
Signed John McDowell, Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the clause in the report relating to Officer Gibson be referred back to the Committee.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the balance of the report be adopted.
Carried

Finance No.

The Finance Committee met on Friday, July 31, 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, Hobson and Doering.
The following applications were received for the position of Assessors:
H. Neelands, Robert Grant, J.M. Fox, Thos. L.

[Vol. 4, pg. 445]

Wilson, T.M. Trugley, Edward Lunn, Ernest H.L. Evans, J.W. Robinson and James Orr.
A ballot being taken, J.W. Robinson and J.M. Fox were found to have received a majority of the votes and were therefore recommended for appointment at a salary of $4.00 per day each, their duties to consist of fixing values on land and buildings and getting the names of the owners and tenants.
It was resolved further:

1) That H. Hemlow services be retained until August 31, 1891 at the same salary, to assist in completing the voters lists etc.

2) That the following accounts be paid:

Daily Telegram, Printing $ 96.50
H.B. Warren, W.W. Arbitration 140.00
F. Evans “ 307.30
J.M. Browning, Rent “ 40.00
The Williams Directory matter was referred to the Council for discussion.
Signed Wm. Brown, Chairman

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

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That a ballot be taken for the appointment of valuators.
Carried

The Council went into Committee of the Whole to ballot with Alderman Carrall in the Chair.

[Vol. 4, pg. 446]

After one ballot was taken, the City Solicitor stated that it would be necessary to eliminate that portion of the Finance Report appointing J.M. Fox and J.W. Robinson, valuators.
The Council therefore rose, when it was moved by Alderman Carrall, seconded by Alderman McDowell,
That the portion referred to be eliminated.
Lost

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carrall
That names of all candidates be submitted and balloted for.
Lost

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That J.M. Fox and J.W. Robinson be elected valuators.
Carried

Health No.

The Health Committee met on Thursday, July 30th at 8:00 p.m.
Present: Alderman Carrall, Templeton, Scoullar and McDowell.
Your Committee begs to recommend as follows:

1) That Miss Kendrick be appointed nurse at the hospital at a salary of $20.00 per month to go on duty August 3rd.

2) That the Chairman of this Committee be empowered to engage Mrs. A.E. Broderick temporarily as nurse at the hospital during the disability of Miss Woodward, the regular nurse.

3) That the Secretary of the Board of Trade be referred to A.E. Beck Esq., Registrar of the Country Court, for information re Mortuary Statistics, the records of such matters being kept in his office.
Vol 4, pg. 447

4) That the report of the Health Inspector on the unsanitary condition of Yaletown and the foreshore between Carrall and Cambie Streets with suggestions as to the alleviation of same be referred to the Board of Works with a request that action be taken in these matters.

5) That in view of the scavengering of the City being taken out of the hands of private parties and being done by the City as soon as the Crematory is completed, the City Solicitor be instructed to draft a By-Law regulating and governing same in conformity with details on file in the City Clerk’s office.

6) That Aldermen Templeton and McDowell be appointed a Committee to interview the present City Scavengers with a view of seeing what arrangements can be made with them re the purchase of their plant.

7) That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare plans and estimates for a brick receiving vault at the Cemetery, cost not to exceed $500.00 complete.

8) That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare plans and estimates for a new wing to the City Hospital, said plans to suit the ground now at the disposal of the City for such purposes.

9) That the City Clerk refer the bill of the Union Steamship Co. back to them with a view of having the amount reduced.

10) That the following accounts be paid:
Champion & White, Scavengering $ 38.45
Thos. Dunn & Co., Supplies 9.70
J.M.O. Toole, Plumbing 6.10
T.R. Morrow, Drugs 105.45
Dr. McGuigan, Inquests 40.00
Hudson’s Bay Co., Supplies 23.50

[Vol. 4, pg. 448]
Palmer Bros., Coal 14.00
J.P. Blake, Bread 10.90
Van Steam Laundry Washing 39.17
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 46.80
H. Eligh, Milk 39.38
H.H. Layfield, Drygoods 4.10
R.V. Winch, Supplies 19.04
F.W. Hart, Burials 17.00
A. McDonald, Groceries 7.90
Dr. Robertson, Post-mortem 10.00
J. Sciutto, Groceries 153.41
Dr. Bell-Irving, Post-mortem etc. 15.00
Texas Lake Ice Co., Ice 4.00
Signed J.T. Carrall, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
THAT the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Works No.

The Board of Works met on Thursday, July 30, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.

It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
Barley & Jones, Smithe Street $ 341.43
J.B. Thornton, Raymour Street 105.63
G.W. Mitchell et al, Car fares 6.65
J. Potter, Sewer connections 7.50
A.K. Stuart, Salary 8.00
Robertson Bros., Supplies, 13.50
H. Thomas et al, Labour 197.75
McLennan & McFeely, Sewer connections 12.00

2) That the following tenders be accepted:
Barnard Street Sidewalk, A. Fraser
Box Drain Water & Cambie Streets, A.D. McDonald

[Vol 4, pg. 449]

Campbell Av. Sidewalk, W.G. Fraser
South approach to Cambie Street Bridge, James Foster
Nelson Street Grading, W.D. Hobson
Harris Street Sidewalk, W.G. Fraser
Robson Street Grading, W.D. Hobson
Hornby Street Sidewalk, A. Fraser
3) That the Aldermen and City Engineer go up to Dr. Kendall’s quarry as soon as possible and examine and report.
4) That the City Engineer arrange with the contractors on Thurlow Street for such grading as may be necessary up to Mr. Anderson’s house on Burnaby Street.
5) That the City Engineer examine 3rd and 5th Avenues and report at next meeting.
6) That the Water Works Co. be notified that there is a leak in their pipes at the intersection of Hastings Street and Westminster Avenue.
7) That the City Engineer examine and report upon the petition of F.D. Boucher for the sidewalking of Davie Street.
8) That the Street Inspector be instructed to go over Victoria Street with the contractor so as to have all roots etc. removed which he may consider necessary.
9) That the City Engineer be instructed to report upon the cost of guards for the piers for the swing of the Cambie Street Bridge.
10) That the City Engineer be instructed to see Mr. Browning re the north approach to the Cambie Street Bridge with a view to having any desirable change made and that D. Gibbons be instructed to proceed with the work of grading.
11) That the matter of the contract with Leamy and
Vol. 4, pg. 450
Kyle for building Cambie Street Bridge be referred to the Solicitor and Engineer and whatever moneys be found due them be paid over at once if reported upon favourably.
12) That John P. Lawson, H.P. Stephenson, John Brenton and the two Chairmen be placed on the City payroll at the same salaries they previously received.
13) That the City Solicitor be asked to give a written opinion as to the rights of the Street Railway Company to enter on the streets without a written agreement with the City.
14) That the City Solicitor be requested to prepare a By-Law re the opening up of streets in D.L. 526 to the water front.
15) That Westminster Avenue from Alexander Street to the bridge be covered with crushed rock as soon as possible.
Signed H. Godfrey for Chairman

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
THAT the report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried

Report of Water Works Arbitrators

To whom these presents shall come.
We John Milne Browning, Edward Gibson Tilton and Montague W. Trywhitt Drake send greetings. Whereas by the Vancouver Water Works Act 1886 and the Vancouver Water Works Amendment Act 1891 the Corporation of the City of Vancouver appointed John Milne Browning an arbitrator for and on behalf of the said Corporation and the Vancouver Water

[Vol. 4, pg. 451]

Works Company appointed Edward Gibson Tilton an arbitrator for and on behalf of the said Company and the Honourable Montague W. Trywhitt Drake was appointed a third arbitrator by the Honourable H.P. Pellew Crease, a Judge of the Supreme Court, to ascertain the value of the Works and property of the said Vancouver Water Works Company and the expenses of operation and maintenance of the said works and the gross income derived from the said works by the said Company up to the date of arbitration and whereas the time limited by the said Act for the said Arbitrators making their said award expired on or about the 16th day of July 1891 and on the 11th day of July by an order of the said Supreme Court the time for making the said award was extended until the 30th day of August 1891.
Now we the said arbitrators having taken upon ourselves the burthen of this reference and having duly weighed the several allegations of the said parties and also the proof vouchers and documents which have been given in evidence before us and having heard and examined the several witnesses upon oath of and concerning the matter so referred to us, do hereby make and publish our award in writing of and concerning the matters so referred to us as aforesaid.
We award and adjudge that the value of the works and property of the Vancouver Water Works Company to be three hundred and thirty thousand and eighty dollars and eighty-one cents.
We further award and adjudge that the expenses of operation and maintenance of the said works from the time they came into operation viz on the 1st May 1889 up to the 31st day of July 1891 amount to the sum of fifty-one thousand two hundred and eighty-one dollars and ninety-three cents. We further award and adjudge that the gross income derived from the said

Vol. 4, pg. 452

works by he said Company up to the date hereof amounts to sixty-seven thousand five hundred and fifty-nine dollars and thirty-seven cents.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this first day of August eighteen hundred and ninety one.
Signed and published this first day of August ) sgd. J.M. Browning Seal
1891 in the presence of S.S. Gere, Vancouver ) “ Edward G. Tilton Seal
“ M.W. Trywhitt Drake Seal
Certificate in pursuance of agreement of 30th June 1891.

August 1st, 1891
We certify that the following witnesses are entitled to be paid $10.00 per day and their reasonable travelling expenses for the time they were absent from their respective places of business of residence:
John Garden, Herman Schussler, Henry B. Smith, Colonel T.W. Smith, P. Summerfield, John Lawson, Allan McDougall and H.B. Warren.

We further certify that the following witnesses are entitled to be paid $4 per day and their reasonable travelling expenses for the time they were absent from their respective homes:
S. Thorsen, J.W. McFarland, R.T. Llewelyn, W.F. Bullen, W.F. Salsbury and G.F. Keifer.

We further certify that the following witnesses are entitled to be paid the amount set opposite their names per day and their reasonable travelling expenses:
R.P. Bisket $ 3.00
Sir Joseph Trutch $ 3.00
A.W. Cameron $ 2.50
J.H. Carlisle $ 2.50
E.E. Rand $ 2.00
Signed G.W. Drake, Edward G. Tilton, J.M. Browning
Referred to the W.W. Committee

[Vol. 4, pg. 453]

MOTIONS
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That in view of the City determining to purchase the plant and works of the Vancouver Water Works Company that the Company be requested to keep the accounts from their Company from the 1st of August to the date of the payment of the purchase money separately from their previous accounts so that the amount payable from the date of the award can be more readily arrived at.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That in order to carry out the award made on the arbitration between the City and the Water Works Company and the terms of the 35th Section of the Vancouver Water Works Act 1886 Mr. Salsbury be appointed on behalf of the City to certify as to the amount payable to the Company to make up 10 per cent per annum on the paid up stock of the Company from the date of commencement of operations to the 30th day of August 1891.
Carried

Notice of Motion
Alderman Brown gave notice that he would introduce a By-Law to provide for the purchase of the property and plant of the Vancouver Water Works Company in pursuance of the Water Works Company Act of 1886 and amending acts and the City Incorporation Acts and on pursuance of the award made on the 1st day of August in the matter of an arbitration between the City and the Water Works Company by Mr. Justice Drake, Mr. Browning and Mr. Tilton the arbitrators duly appointed in that behalf.

The Council then adjourned to Thursday the 6th inst. at 8 P.M.

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

No signs of leprosy within City of Vancouver – June 1, 1891

Dr. A. C. Smith reported that “after full investigation, there were no signs of leprosy within the City”. Meanwhile, hospital matron Miss Swan was directed to “exclude all cases of venereal disease from the Hospital”. Mr. Tracy’s appointment as City Engineer was finally confirmed. The Finance Committee provided detailed summaries of expenditures for all city departments: firemen paid $667 per year, policemen $840, nurses $345

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Series 23-A Volume 4 page 356 – 371

Volume 4, pg. 356

Vancouver, June 1, 1891
The Council met on Monday, June 1, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoular, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, McDowell, Doering and De Pencier.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From John McConaghy et al asking to be supplied with water in the east end of the City.
Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee

From A.H.D. MacGowan, Secretary to the Celebration Committee, asking to be made clear regarding the Council’s grant of $1000.00.
Filed

From R.T. Williams stating that he would publish a description of the City from the manuscript prepared by the Board of Trade.
Referred to Finance Committee

From R.H. Alexander declining to accept the office of Police Magistrate.
Referred to the Police Committee

From W.P. West furnishing his report on the Pound for the month of May.
Filed

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

From the Dominion Sanitary and Cremation Co. asking when the City intended going on with the erection of the Crematory.
Referred to Crematory Committee

Vol. 4, pg. 357
From R.V. Palmer asking that the sanitary condition of Dupont Street be improved.
Referred to the Health Committee

From George L. Morency asking for a position on the Fire Brigade.
Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee

From the City Solicitor giving a legal opinion as to the appointment of Mr. Lawson.
Filed

From Wm. Webster offering to build a scow with a false bottom for the sum of $1200.00.
Referred to the Health Committee

From Archibald Robinson et al asking that Raymur Avenue and Keefer Street be opened up.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Chief of Police furnishing an account of the street lights.
Filed

From John P. Hale et al asking that the Fire Limit By-Law be amended to fix the boundary at Columbia Avenue.
Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee

From G.W. Thomas asking that the Council take into consideration the reduction of the hours for the Market gardeners to be on the market.
Referred to Market Committee

From Mark Little et al praying for the grading of Pacific Street.
Referred to the Board or Works

From the Reporters asking for drawers in the table and easy chairs.
Referred to Finance Committee

Vol. 4, pg. 358

From the City Solicitor stating that it would be necessary to apply to the Dominion Government before the By-Law re extension of streets to High Water Mark could be carried into effect.
Referred to Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

Works No. 16

The Board of Works met on Thursday, May 28, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1. That inasmuch as the City has not adopted the streets, namely 4th and 6th Avenues Fairview asked for by Mr. Browning to be graded and referred to in his letter of the 20th May, we cannot recommend any money to be expended on said streets, but would be happy to meet Mr. Browning at the Board of Works to talk over the matter, and it is further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Browning.
2. That the time in connection with the contract between the City and the promoters of the Dry-dock be extended to Friday, the 31st day of July, 1891.
3. That the City Engineer be instructed to notify the Telephone Company to place their poles 12’6” in the clear from the line of the streets to allow for 12 ft. sidewalks on the following streets, viz. Hastings, Granville, Georgia, Burrard and Westminster Avenue. Also that one third of the narrow or 66 ft. streets in the business portions of the City be taken for sidewalks that will give 11 feet sidewalks and that the City Engineer notify the Telephone Co. to place their poles on these streets at a distance of 11’6” in the clear from the …

Vol. 4, pg. 359

… line of the streets; also that the poles be dressed and painted according to the original understanding between the Company and the City, and that none of them be dressed on the streets; also that the Chairman of the Board of Works and Alderman Godfrey interview the Telephone Company with a view to having the telephone poles placed in the lanes.
4. That the claim of John Crabb in connection with work done under the Bunker contract amounting to $40.00 be paid as recommended by the last Council.
That the following tenders be recommended for acceptance and that the work be proceeded with at once:

Harris Street Grading, Boyd & C.
Barnard Street Grading, “ “
Harris Street Sidewalk, McLean Bros.
Heatley Avenue Grading, W.D. Hobson
Hornby Street Sidewalk, W.G. Fraser
Barclay Street Sidewalk, J. Ironsides
Melville Street Sidewalk, “
Howe Street Sidewalk, Angus Fraser
90 ⊄
85 ⊄
21 ⊄
85 ⊄
21 ⊄
21 ⊄
21⊄
20.5 ⊄
5. That the following accounts be paid:
H. Connacher, East Park
W. Crickmay, Water Wheel etc.
S.T. Tilley, Stationery

Signed S. Brighouse, Chairman

$ 506.25
87.75
7.25
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Graving Dock Company be asked to put up a deposit of $10,000.00.
Lost

Moved in amendment by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman De Pencier
That the report of the Board of Works in so far as it relates to the extension of time to the Graving Dock Co. be adopted.
Carried

Vol. 4, pg. 360

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the balance of the report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Lost

Moved in amendment by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That that portion of the report relating to the awarding of contracts be laid over.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman De Pencier
That the balance of the report be adopted.
Carried

A report was received from the Park Commissioners asking for an appropriation of $2500.00 for Stanley Park which was referred to the Finance Committee on motion of Alderman Hobson, seconded by Alderman McDowell.

Health No. 13

The Health Committee met on Tuesday, May 26, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, McDowell and Templeton.

Communications

From the Health Inspector asking permission to have the premises on Lot 12, Block 73, 196 connected with the public sewers.
Granted

Also asking to have the Health By-Law so amended so as to make it compulsory to have all WCs on the line of the sewers connected with the sewers.
No action taken

The Health Inspector reported that Dr. A.C. Smith, Dominion Government Inspector, reported that after full inspection there was no sign of leprosy within the City.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
That Miss Swan be instructed …

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…. to exclude all cases of venereal disease from the Hospital.

The Bond of Champion and White as Scavengers was submitted and approved.
The account of Palmer Bros. for $21.00 was recommended for payment.
The Board then adjourned.
Signed: J.T. Carroll, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance No. 16
The Finance Committee met on Friday, May 29, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Scoullar and Carroll.

Communications
From the Water Works Co. asking for full particulars and the authority for the charge of $50.00 for jury fees in the Schmidt case.
Referred to the City Solicitor

Telegram from the Hanson Bros. asking if the $10,000.00 of debentures were for sale.
From Hanson Bros. accepting them at the same price as the last.
The Committee confirmed the sale to Hanson Bros.

From A.H.B. McGowan asking the Mayor and Aldermen to attend a meeting of the Dominion Day Celebration Committee.
Filed

The account of Wm. Crickmay was recommended to the Board of Works for reconsideration.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:
J.R. Morrow
S.T. Tilley, Stationery
News Advertiser, Advertising
$ 2.00
26.50
.75

The Estimates were revised to be submitted to the Council.
Signed A.W. Scoullar for Chairman

Vol. 4, Pg. 362

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Aldermen De Pencier
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Estimates
Carried

Alderman Scoullar was appointed Chairman
The following were submitted:
Estimated Receipts
Balance on hand January 1, 1891
Debentures balance of $125,000 sold in January
Estimated Revenue
TOTAL
$ 60,435.85
25,000.00
243,970.90
329,406.75

Estimated Expenditure
Expenditure Finance Committee 93,748.33
“ Police “ 18,040.25
“ F.W. & L. “ 42,174.41
“ Health “ 36,057.81
“ Works “ 76,864.55
Balance 62,521.40
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Estimated Receipts
Balance on hand January 1, 1891 60,435.85
Debentures balance of $125,000, sold in January 1891 25,000.00
Government Grant to Hospital 5,000.00
Government Grant to Fire Department 500.00
Licences 25,000.00
Policed Court Receipts 6,000.00
Hospital Receipts 1,000.00
Cemetery Receipts 900.00
Market Receipts 1,500.00
Premium on $25,000 debentures 885.00
Interest accrued 767.00
Miscellaneous receipts 5,000.00
Poll Tax for ½ year 4,500.00
Refund of Centre Street 2,000.00
Jockey Club 3,906.00
Brockton Point Athletic Association 605.00
Taxes
1 1/3 on $11,997,952.00 = $ 159,972.69
47.5/100 for Sinking Fund & Int. 56,990.26
15/100 for School Tax 17,996.92
Total $ 234,959.87
Less for arrears 20,000.00
214,959.87
Rebate of 20% 42,991.97
171,967.90
Add arrears of Taxes 14,440.00 186,407.90
Total $ 329,406.75
Vol 4. Pg. 364
Estimated Expenditures
Finance
Salaries:
Treasurer etc. $ 1,500.00
City Clerk 1,320.00
Accountant 1,500.00
Solicitor 1,000.00
Licence Inspector ½ of month salary 350.00
Extra help 500.00
Auditor 360.00
Interest & Sinking fund
Bylaw Amount$ Interest$ Sinking Fund$
12 14,100.00 846.00 478.00
13 6,900.00 483.00 563,27
29 150,000.00 9,000.00 1,578.00
44 20,000.00 1,200.00 210.40
64 150,000.00 9,000.00 1,578.00
70 15,000.00 750.00 375.00
80 125,000.00 6,250.00 1,315.00
91 20,000.00 1,000.00 210.40
94 20,000.00 1,500.00 315.60
100 125,000.00 6,250.00 1,315.00
100 Revoke 625.00
91 Interest for 1890 500.00
37,404.00 7,938.67 45,342.67
Insurance Hospital $6000 @ 5% for 3 years $ 300.00
“ Furniture $1600 @ 4 ½ 72.00
“ City Hall $5000 @ 3 150.00
“ Fire Hall No. 1 $2500 @ 4 100.00 622.00
Stationery 3,000.00
Telephones 72.00
Election Expenses 150.00
Legal Expenses 2,000.00
Commission & Exchange 150.00
Carried forward $ 57,866.67

Vol. 4, Pg. 365
Finance expenditures (continued)
Brought forward $ 57,866.67
Revision of Voters List 100.00
Fuel City Hall 300.00
Lights “ “ 300.00
Reading Room 1,565.00, Grant for books $500.00 2,065.00
Grant to Mayor 2,000.00
Grant to Springhill Miners 500.00
Contingent 8,000.00
Poll Tax Collector 900.00
Water Works Arbitration 6,000.00
Valuators of Property 1,000.00
Revision of By-Laws + Charter + Printing etc. 500.00
Printing Council Reports 1890 etc. 250.00
Schools:
Salaries ½ year ending Dec. 31, 1890 $2,546.66
“ “ “ June 30, 1891 2,685.00
“ “ “ Dec. 31, 1891 5,565.00
Contingent Expenses 10 1,500.00
School Board Requirements 1,670.00 13,966.66
TOTAL $ 93,748.33

Vol. 4, Pg. 366
Police Committee (Expenditures)
Salaries:
Chief $ 1,200.00
Sergeant 960.00
4 Policemen @ $70.50 3,360.00
1 man 2 ms. @ $60 + 10 ms. @ $70 820.00
1 man 3 ms. @ $60 + 9 ms. @ $70 810.00
1 man 2 ms. @ $60 + 10 ms. @ $70 820.00
1 man 10 ms. @ $60 + pt of month at $34.25 634.25
Jailer 720.00
Caretaker 300.00
Constable 120.00
Pound keeper 660.00
Police Magistrate 1,500.00
Uniforms 1,250.00
Board of Prisoners 1,500.00
Transport 250.00
Contingent 1,000.00
Telephone 36.00
Clothing of Prisoners 100.00
Female Ward to Gaol 2,000.00
Total $ 18,040.25

Vol 4, Pg. 367
F.W. & L. Committee Expenditures
Salaries:
Chief and Inspector $ 1,200.00
Engineer #1 960.00
Engineer #2 780.00
2 Drivers 1,440.00
Foreman #1 780.00
Foreman #2 720.00
7 Permanent men 4,620.00
4 Call men 720.00
Telephones 96.00
Feed, Shoeing of Horses 1,250.00
Fuel, Oil and Waste 1,000.00
Repairs, Tools etc. 500.00
Water, Flushing etc. 3,000.00
Street lighting 16,000.00
Contingent 6,500.00
Powder Magazine 500.00
Debenture Balances 2,108.41
Total $42,174.41

Vol. 4, Pg. 368
Health Committee Expenditures
Salaries:
Matron $ 600.00
Nurses 345.00
Do. 330.00
Do. Night 360.00
Porter 360.00
Cook 300.00
Inspector ½ salary 600.00
Hospital Supplies etc. 3,000.00
Hospital Lighting 400.00
Hospital Fuel 300.00
Hospital Water 70.00
Hospital Telephone 48.00
Inquests and Examinations 400.00
Contingent 1000.00
Scavenger Plant 4,000.00
Do. Working Expenses 1,500.00
Garbage Destroyer extra 3,000.00
Wing to hospital 6,000.00
Furniture do. 1,000.00
Womens Hospital 2,000.00
Debenture Balances 10,444.81
Total $ 36,057.81
Vol. 4, Pg. 369
Board of Works Expenditures
Salaries:
Engineer part. $ 2,000.00
Engineer Asst. 1,500.00
Street Superintendent 1,200.00
Cemetery Caretaker 600.00
Sewers (Flushing etc.) 860.00
Market Clerk 900.00
2 Men 1,296.00
Grant to Stanley Park 1,500.00
Park Salaries Ranger 720.00
“ “ Clerk 180.00
Stationery 400.00
Balance on Rock Crusher etc. 3,000.00

Rock, 10,000 yds. @ $1.40 14,000.00
“ “ “ Delivery 5,000.00
Street Repairs etc. 5,000.00
Cambie Street Bridge extra 3,000.00
Debenture Balances 35,708.55
Total $ 76,864.55
The Estimates were considered item by item and approved without amendment.
The Committee then rose on motion of Alderman McDowell and reported the estimates complete. It was then moved by Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the estimates be adopted as read.
Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Brighouse introduced a By-Law to grant the right and privileges to the British Columbia District Telegraph and Delivery Company to erect, construct, etc. a District Telegraph System in the City of Vancouver, which was read a first time.

Vol. 4, Pg. 370

The Rules were suspended and the By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Godfrey, seconded by Alderman Doering.

Alderman Templeton introduced a By-Law to open and extend certain streets in the City of Vancouver, which was read a first time.

Alderman Scoullar introduced a By-Law to levy a rate for the year 1891, which was read a first time.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the services of Messrs. Lawson, Stephenson, Brenton, Stuart be dispensed with and that they [be] paid up to date and that this Council unanimously appoint Thos. H. Tracy to the position of City Engineer at a salary of $225.00 per month and that a copy of this resolution be telegraphed to Mr. Tracy by the Mayor over his own signature asking him when he can report for duty.
Carried Unanimously

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Mayor confer with the City Solicitor regarding the application to the Dominion Government which he asks for in furtherance of the By-Law now before this Council to extend certain streets and is hereby authorized to make such application.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That this Council hereby expresses its approval of the satisfactory manner in which justice has been administered ….

Vol. 4, pg. 371

….. by Mr. I.H. Hallett while holding the position of Police Magistrate and would therefore respectfully ask that the Lieu-Governor-in-Council appoint him a Justice of the Peace that he may be qualified to discharge the duties of that important function.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the following labour account be paid:
H. Thomas et al $52.20
Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

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

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on this By-Law with Alderman Scoullar in the chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back as complete without amendment. The By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Scoullar, seconded by Alderman Carroll.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Godfrey gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to amend the Market By-Law.

The Council then adjourned.

David Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Women’s & Children’s hospital to go ahead – Apr 6, 189

The anticipated arrival of the S.S. Empress of India from the Orient to be celebrated with a performance by the City Band and an address to the officers and passengers. Mayor David Oppenheimer absent. The Board of Works to have plans prepared for a Women’s and Children’s Hospital and sent to the City Clerk’s office by April 25th.

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet

and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 284 – 290

Vancouver, April 6, 1891
The Council met on Monday, April 6, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell and Doering.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That Alderman Scoullar be appointed Chairman.
Carried

The following communications were received and read:
From Wm. Webster, Manager of the Union S.S. Co., giving the notice required by the Council as to dumping on the Wharf, and asking to be indemnified from expenses caused by any action from the Health Inspector.
Referred to Health Committee

From J.M. Browning asking whether it was the intention of the City to execute the lease of the Recreation Grounds.
Referred to Finance Committee

From John D. Ronald, asking the City to purchase another steam engine.
Referred to F.W. & L. Committee

From F.W. Mills et al asking that 7th Avenue from Quebec to Ontario Street be cleared and graded.
Referred to the Board of Works

From W.P. West giving ground report and asking for some rough lumber.
Referred to Police Committee

From the Market Clerk furnishing his usual weekly report.
Filed

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

From the City Solicitor asking that the slaughter house cases be withdrawn and requesting that he be consulted before law suits are go on with. [sic]
Referred to Finance and Health

From Drake, Jackson & Co., asking that 7th Avenue be graded from Centre Street to the site of the proposed hospital.
Filed

From R.H. Alexander et al asking that the petition for an investigation into the Engineering Department be considered.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the communication be filed.
Carried

From his Worship the Mayor, asking that the arrival of the s.s. Empress of India be celebrated in a fitting manner.
Filed

From the press reporters asking for more light at the table.
Referred to F.W. & L. Committee

From H.S. Gilmour et al asking that Nelson Street be improved from Granville to Bute Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

Market No. 5
The Market Committee met on Friday, April 3rd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Godfrey, Templeton, Brown and Brighouse.
It was recommended:
1.  That the time for receiving tenders on the Market Hall exit be extended to Friday, April 17, 1891 at noon.
2.  That the Chairman be instructed to ascertain what it will cost to light the basement of the Market and to put it in condition for drilling purposes, and further, if the work can be done at a reasonable figure, that he be empowered to put it into order if the place is acceptable to the volunteers.

Signed A. Godfrey, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Market Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance No. 9

The Finance Committee met on Friday, April 3, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoular, Hobson and Doering.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
The Daily Telegram, Printing $101.45
S. Brighouse                      ) 16.00
John McDowell            ) Expenses to Victoria in connection with 16.00
Wm. Templeton        ) Water Works amendments 13.00
A. Godfrey                              ) 13.00
G.A. Roedele, Tax Books 49.50
C.P. Telegraph Co.  4.95
C. Nelson, Toilet paper 4.00

2.   That Harry Hemlow be appointed to assist in the preparation of the Tax book and voters list at a salary of $60.00 per month until the completion of the work.

Signed:
Wm. Brown, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering

That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Carried

Works No. 9

The Board of Works met on Thursday, April 2nd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and De Pencier
It was recommended:
That the tender of G.F. Slater be accepted for the furnishing of common lumber for corporation purposes @ $9.00 per m ft delivered.
All petitions for street improvements were laid over.
Signed: S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the report of the Board of Works be adopted.

Carried

MOTIONS

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell

That the following labour account be paid:
B. Romang et al $105.55

Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That $400.00 be granted by Council to celebrate the arrival of the S.S. Empress of India at this Port.

Lost

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the City Council engage the City Band as its contribution towards the proposed demonstration on the arrival of the Empress of India, the first of the new line of Pacific steamers at the City Wharf, and further that an address be prepared and presented to the officers and passengers.

Amendment carried (5-3)

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That in the cases of which the Solicitor has written to this Council regarding the convictions now under appeal, the advice of said Solicitor be followed with regard to withdrawing convictions.

Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll

That the request of the ladies in charge of the Women’s Hospital be granted and that the Chairman of the Board of Works be authorized to have plans and specifications for the work required prepared at once; such plans and specifications to be in the City Clerk’s office by noon on Thursday, the 9th instant and that the tenderer approved of by the Chairman of the Board of Works shall begin the work at once and have same completed on or before the 25th day of April instant.

Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey

Whereas it is deemed expedient and necessary that the City of Vancouver should have for the use and benefit of its Citizens a wharf or wharves and landing place on the water front of said City

And whereas at the present time the only available water front is occupied by private individuals to the detriment of the City’s interests in such relation

Therefore be it resolved that this Council do forthwith give notice in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Vancouver City Incorporation Act and amending Acts to all parties interested in the premises, that proper application will be made under said Acts for the due appointment of Arbitrators to fix and determine the price or compensation to be allowed by this City for any and all property that may be needed by this Council for the proper construction and maintenance of a public wharf or wharves and for the necessary approaches thereto.

And be it further resolved that the grounds, property or parts of properties needed by this Council and which it is intended shall be expropriated for the purposes and in the manner above set forth includes and comprises:
1st                    The extension of Cambie Street north to deep water, including any wharf or other structure now comprised within the proposed extension.
2nd                The extension of Abbott Street north full width to the outer northern limit of the present existing wharf.
3rd                  The extension of Carroll Street north full width to the outer or northern limit of the structure  now erected on the continuation of said street.
4th                  The extension of Columbia Avenue full width to a point in line with the outer limit of the City Wharf produced easterly until it intersects Westminster Avenue produced northerly.
5th                  The extension of Westminster Avenue northerly through lots 43 and 44 in Block 1 in district lot 196, thence northerly until it intersects an easterly and westerly line running from the outer limits of the present City Wharf produced easterly.
And be it further resolved that all proper and legal notices to all interested be drawn up and served by the proper officials in conformity with our Act of Incorporation in respect of the subject matter of this resolution.
Carried

NOTICE OF MOTION

Alderman Templeton gave notice that he would introduce a By-Law at next meeting of Council to open up and extend the northern ends of Cambie, Abbott and Carroll Streets; also to continue to deep water the northern ends of Columbia, Westminster and Gore Avenues.

The Council then adjourned.

John McDowell, Acting Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk