“C” Battery Artillery to Relocate to Vancouver? – May 29, 1893

“C” Battery Artillery to Relocate to Vancouver? – May 29, 1893

Mr. Beatty [Market superintendent] and the Health Inspector to discuss how to improve drainage at the City Market. Collectors to be paid ten cents for each new name they add to the Provincial Voters’ List. City Council urges Victoria to relocate C Battery of Canadian Artillery to Vancouver, rather than sending them to Ontario, citing lack of any other military presence in British Columbia. Sergeant Heywood resented Alderman Brown’s insinuation that police sleep at the Gurney Stables overnight, rather than guarding Mount Pleasant’s chickens!

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Illustration: CVA Reference Code AM54-S4-: Mil P9
[“C” Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, 1890]

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 page 431 – 436

[Volume 5, page 431]

The Council met on Monday May 29th 1893.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and full board of Aldermen.
The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

Communications
From J.A. Kemp asking for a sidewalk on Ontario Street {where he has erected 3 houses} between 9th and 18th Avenues. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Rich F. Swalwell accepting the position of examiner on the Plumbing Board. Filed.

From the BC Pottery and Terra Cotta Co. asking for information as to when the Council propose taking delivery of the balance of the sewer pipes {This letter was thought impertinent} Referred to the Board of Works.

From Ross & Ferguson asking for permission to add one storey to the Rossin House {hotel}. Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Metyer, asking the Council to pave the space in front of the Sherman House on Cordova Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From R.F. Campbell asking the Council to take some action towards celebrating the arrival of the first steamer from Australia. Filed.

From W.H. Shives, etal, offering to construct a six-foot sidewalk on Seventh Avenue Fairview if the Council would bear half of the expense. Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Potter, enquiring when he would be supplied with sewer pipes to complete his contract. Referred to the Board of Works.

[Volume 5, page 432]

{Alderman Brown enquired if there was a chance of obtaining better police protection on Mount Pleasant. He had heard of a great many thefts of chickens. It was understood, from the chief, that there was a man for that section, but that he only came as far as the Gurney stables, which was a comfortable place. Sgt Heywood said that there was a policeman on Mount Pleasant from 9 o’clock in the evening till 4 o’clock in the morning, and he was not in the Gurney stables.}

The following reports were received and read:

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday May 25h 1893.
Present: the full Board, also Alderman Towler

It was recommended:
1. That tenders be called up to 3pm on the 8th of June for bathing sheds to be built at the foot of Burnaby Street; the cost not to exceed $500 and that the Finance Committee be requested to place this sum at the disposal of the Board.
2. That J.P. Lawson be granted four weeks leave of absence to date from the day he leaves.
3. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a profile of Westminster Avenue {Main Street} prepared as far as the City Limits.
4. That the following tenders be recommended for acceptance:
Quebec Street – 6 ft sidewalk C.G. Garrison 17.5 cents
Seymour Street “ “ ditto ditto
Keefer Street “ “ ditto ditto
Campbell Avenue “ “ ditto ditto
Haro Street “ “ ditto ditto
3 plank walls Mount Pleasant H.T. Adams 3 cts for old; 2 for new planks
3 plank walls West End H. Movell 3 cts per foot

5. That tenders be called up to 3pm, 8th June for the following new work:
Comox Street grading Jervis to Nicola
Burnaby Street grading Burrard to Thurlow
Alberni Street grading Nicola to Cardero
Georgia Street grading Seymour to Beatty
Vernon Street grading Powell to Princess
Bismark Street slashing 66 feet wide and grading 30 feet wide in Ward 4 near W&V Tramway line
Gore Avenue 6 ft sidewalk prior to Barnard, east side and from Keefer to Hastings on the west side

6. That the following accounts be paid:

[Volume 5, page 433]

John Potter sec 8 sewers $1289.59
Com. Turney sec 11 sewers $651.97
John Poster sec 9 sewers $2135.81
W.H. Kendall crushed rock $2415.42
Th. Veitch deliver rock $793.26
Evans, Coleman & Evans sewer pipes $36.97
M. Goudron hardware $16.35
Th. Dunn & Co hardware $26.60
Tye & Co hardware $1.44
BC Iron Works supplies $53.07
W. George etal labor $670.60
Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Towler.
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday May 26th 1893
Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Brown and Hobson.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Vancouver Club Supplies $52.00
Hudson’s Bay Co Supplies $6.50
Red Cross Brewery supplies $6.00
Union S.S. Co. boat hire etc $67.50
City Bond services rendered to YMCA $46.00
H. Robertson collecting Provincial votes $40.30
Bank of Montreal commissions $63.20

2. That the parties appointed to collect names for the Provincial Voter’s List in this City be paid ten cents a name for each new name to be added to the List.
Signed R.A. Anderson, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[Volume 5, page 434]

Fire, Water and Light Committee
The F.W. & L. Committee met on Friday May 26th 1893
Present: the full Board

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Creamer & Langley pipes $85.16
Van Gas Co gas $3.00
W. Hoofer etal labor $258.25
Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Tuesday May 23rd 1893
Present: Alderman Collins, Towler and Hobson

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Atkins & Atkins supplies $82.47
C.S. Philp supplies $49.40
M.T.L. Lloyd hack hire $14.00
F.W. Hart burial $10.00
H.H. Layfield & Co supplies $.90
Godfrey & Co supplies $6.75
W. Sjullest labor $10.00
J.P. Blake supplies $28.00
Crowder & Penzer supplies $19.80
Layfield & Co supplies $5.50
C. Gocking supplies $2.00
Russell, McDonald & Co supplies $4.25
Texas Lake Ice Co supplies $8.30
S.T. Tilley & Son supplies $1.00
Wellington Coal Yards supplies $61.06
C.F. Foreman supplies $80.93
Pioneer Steam Laundry supplies $41.95
W.A. McIntosh & Co supplies $10.75
J.P. Blake supplies $1.90
C.F. Foreman supplies $59.22

[Volume 5, page 435]

Gurney Cab Co hack hire $14.00
J.L. Herrett & Co supplies $90.51
C.F. Foreman supplies $14.68
C.F. Foreman supplies $3.05
W.S. Cook supplies $2.50
Champion & White scavengering $4.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans supplies $21.00
W.A. McIntosh & Co scavengering $37.70

2. That the matter of making provision for the necessary drainage of the Market Building be referred to the Health Inspector and Mr. Beatty.
Signed Henry Collins, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Towler, Seconded by Alderman Hackett
That the amendments to the Market By-Law be read a first time. Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Collins; Seconded by Alderman Towler
That A.W. Scoullar be appointed temporarily to the office of the Plumbing Inspector in conjunction with his other duties. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Anderson; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
Whereas at present there is no Militia or Volunteer Force established in Vancouver.
And whereas it is believed that the “C” Battery Canadian Artillery are about to be removed from Victoria to some point in…….

[Volume 5, page 436]

….Eastern Canada. And whereas if that is carried out there will be not Branch of the Canadian Permanent Force stationed in British Columbia.
Be it resolved that the Minister of Militia be urgently requested to order that the C Battery be stationed in Vancouver and that the Board of Trade be asked to cooperate with this Council in pressing the matter with the Minister and, further that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to our Member. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

F. Cope Thomas F. McGuigan
Mayor City Clerk


Note: Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the writer and from The Vancouver Daily World Newspaper;
They Sleep Not, Sergeant Heywood resents an insinuation that the cops snooze in the Gurney Stables, May 30 1893, pg 2

Sansom & Dawson win City Market contract – July 22, 1889

Sansom & Dawson win City Market contract – July 22, 1889

Sansom and Dawson’s plan for the City Market selected. Committees established to deal with the Reading Room and to meet with the Street Railway Company. Water service must be extended to Mount Pleasant for “fire and household purposes.” Council agrees that Vancouver purchase the wharf, if the voters approve.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 67-75

[volume 3 page 67]

Vancouver July 22nd 1889

The Council met on Monday July 22nd 1889 at 8 P. M.

Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, Salsbury, and Oppenheimer.

Communications

From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken notifying Council that they did not intend to proceed further in the prohibition cases of Power, Frick and Boehlofsky. Referred to Finance Committee.

From H. Abbott Esq acknowledging receipt of communication from Council re North Arm Road and asking for a copy of the communication where the company undertook to gravel the road.
The Clerk was instructed to furnish Mr. Abbott with a copy of his undertaking.

From D. B. Charleson refusing to repair Ninth Av Bridge. Referred to City Solicitor.

From A. J. Monath Secretary Vancouver Reading Room, asking the Council to take the Reading Room under its Management.

From Shurty & Tobin offering to furnish detailed estimates of cost of Electric Light plant for $50.00. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From W. A. Cumyow asking for a Settlement of his account. Referred to Finance Committee.

[volume 3 page 68]

From Ed Johnston et al praying that Davie Street be graded from Granville to Richards Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From James B. Kennedy et al asking for Sidewalks on the Hamilton & Dunsmuir Streets. Referred to Board of Works.

From Walter C. Hargraves et al praying that the lane in Block 8, 541 be graded. Referred to Board of Works.

Reports

Wharf Committee

We the Committee appointed by the Council of the City of Vancouver to consider the advisability of purchasing the structure known as the City Wharf recommend to the Council the purchase of said Wharf at a price to be fixed by the City Engineer and Mr. W. H. Armstrong and we recommend that a By-Law be prepared for submission to the Electors to provide the necessary funds for said purchase at the price or sum fixed by said City Engineer and said Armstrong.

Sgd. W. J. Brewer, Chairman

Vancouver July 18th 1889

The City Engineer and W. H. Armstrong reported as follows:

We the undersigned having been appointed to examine and value the City Wharf beg to report as follows:

Expended in construction $2,453.00
Depreciation in value 50% 1,226.50
$1,226.50
Approach No of feet B. M. 73,997
Main Wharf feet B. M. 142,954

[volume 3 page 69]

Value at $18.00 per M. $4,086
Warehouse & Shed 420
$4,506
Depreciation in Value 25% 1,126.50
$3,379.50

Total Present Value
Piles $1,226.50
Approach of Main Wharf 3,379.50
Gravel Slip 150
Boat Slip 50
Slip to Ferry Boat 100
Total $4,906

Amount required to put the wharf in good repair $1,100

Sgd. John P. Lawson
Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Mason. That the report of the Wharf Committee be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 19

The Finance Committee met on Friday July 19th 1889.

Present Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham, Clark and Costello.

The following accounts are recommended for payment:

Wm. Murphy Police Clothes $347.25
N. Fraser, Drayage 2.50
J. H. Carlisle 5.00
Wm. Chitworth .50
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 20.00
J. M. Stewart for specials 78.75
Do Expenses to Seattle 39.50
A. Hodgson, Painting Tags 18.75
Bank of BC. Interest 57.35
Godfrey & Co. Nails etc .32
H. Blyth et al Street Works 155.00

[volume 3 page 70]

We beg further to recommend:

1. That the proposition of E. Mohun submitted to the Board of Works for his remuneration in connection with the extension of the Sewerage System be accepted.

2. That the City Clerk be authorized to charge 50 cts for the use of the telephone to the cemetery.

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Mr. Abbott General Superintendent of the C. P. R. Co requesting him to prepare deeds of the School lots, Hospital lots and Fire Hall Lots and that the City Treasurer be authorized to pay the amounts due on said lots as soon as conveyances are approved of.

4. That Wm. Webster be paid $13.25 the amount due the Leland House for Board and Lodgings furnished Mrs. Roberts late Matron of the City Hospital.

5. That the salary of the Caretaker of the Cemetery be increased to $40.00 per month as recommended by the Board of Works.

6. That the Rules and Regulations of the City Hospital be printed in pamphlet form as recommended to the number of 100 copies.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

[volume 3 page 71]

F. W. & L. No 11

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday July 17th 1889 to receive tenders for the Fire Alarm System and Electric Lighting.

Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Oppenheimer and Whetham.

The following tenders were considered:

Fire Alarm

R. B. McMicking,

For ten stations with Signal Box and all complete except poles $1,900.00 with poles $70.00 per mile extra.

F. C. Stover,

California Electrical Works

10 Boxes, Gardner non-interfering $1,250.00
2 Visual Indicators 15 in Gong 400
Battery Gacanometer, switches etc 150
600 poles 1,200
20 Miles Wire ½ insulated 1,200
1 striker for Tower Bell 350
Cable and pipe for Boxes 10
1-7 in Gong for Chief Eng Office 25

We recommend that the Gamewell System of Fire Alarm be adopted, pending arrangements being made for poles and detailed arrangements with Mr. Stover agent for the proprietors.

The tenders for Street lighting were opened but no decision has been yet arrived at by your Committee.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee be adopted. Carried.

[volume 3 page 72]

Works No 18

The Board of Works met on Thursday July 18th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne and Oppenheimer.

We beg to report that plans and specifications for the proposed Market Building have been received from Messrs Jabian McCartney, Hope, Hoffar, Kenway, and Sansom and Dawson.

We recommend that the plans and specifications of Messrs Sansom and Dawson be accepted provided that the specifications are furnished to the satisfaction of the Committee and that the cost of their building shall not exceed the appropriation.

Mr. E. Mohun sent a proposition to the Board for conducting the proposed Sewerage extension which was as follows:

1. That he be paid 2% for the preparation of the plans and specifications, bills of quantities and 3 per cent for Engineer’s Superintendence.

2. That the City provide a Clerk of the Works to act under his instructions.

3. That the City provide office, stationery & all plans field notes & to remain the property of the City.

4. That the City provide extension of Contour plan and any necessary preliminary surveys, total of such cost not to exceed $200.00 in all.

We recommend that his offer be accepted.

We beg further to recommend:

1. That the communication of D. M. Kennedy asking for permission to construct a cable line of street

[volume 3 page 73]

railways be referred back to Council and a Committee appointed to deal with it.

2. That the Salary of the Caretaker of the Cemetery be increased to $40.00 per month.

3. That the City Solicitor be instructed to deal with Mr. Charleson in the matter of the Ninth Av Bridge.

4. That the City Engineer be instructed to bring in a report and estimate of a drain from Columbia Avenue to Granville Street to run through Blocks 12, 13 & 14, thence North to the lane in Block 10, thence through Blocks 5 & 1, thence North to Powell Street thence east to Columbia Avenue, thence North to the Shore.

5. That the Pay Roll of W. L. McDonald be signed.

6. That the City Engineer prepare plans and specifications of a house at the pound, price not to exceed $100.00.

7. That no more payments be given to contractors for excavations from basements unless the same be first submitted to the Board of Works.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Brewer introduced a By-Law to amend By-Law No 49 which was read a first time.

[volume 3 page 74]

Motions

Moved by Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following account be paid:

H. Blyth et al Street Work $136.55
Carried

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the following accounts be paid:

G. F. Graham et al putting out fires $34.00
Van Water Works Co, Water rates 124.62
Carried

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Engineer be instructed to place box drains on Westminster Road between 13th Avenue and 7th Avenue where he deems it necessary for the purpose of taking the water from the road during the rainy season. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Mason. That the Vancouver Water Works Co be requested to extend their water system to Mount Pleasant at as early a date as possible as it is of absolute necessity for fire and household purposes. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello. That a Committee consisting of Alderman Horne, Clark, and Mason be appointed to meet the Reading Room Committee and report to Council. Carried.

[volume 3 page 75]

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mason. That a Committee consisting of Alderman Costello, Clark and Horne be appointed to meet D. M. Kennedy to discuss the Street Railway proposition and report to Council. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Post office boxes needed in Mount Pleasant, West End “suburbs” – April 15, 1889

Urgent need for more Post Office boxes for the “suburbs” in Mount Pleasant and west of Granville Street. Municipality of Richmond’s agreed contribution toward the Granville Street Bridge has not been received. Bridge agreement had been made among Vancouver, Richmond and the CPR.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 768-782

[volume 2 page 768]

Vancouver April 15th 1889

The Council met on Monday April 15th 1889 at 7:30 P.M.

Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Wm. Urquhart et al praying against the charge of $500.00 for Shop Licenses and requesting that the charge be reduced to $200.00. Referred to License Committee.

From W. Vankoughnet, Deputy Supt. General of Indian Affairs to his Worship the Mayor, informing him that Maria Island could not be thrown open for Settlement. Filed.

From H. E. McKee asking Council to have the streets fronting Block 7, 200A cleared. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act.

From Dr. Bell-Irving, asking aid from the Council for the Vancouver Rifle Association. Referred to the Finance Committee.

[volume 2 page 769]

From A. St. G. Hammersley asking Council to fix a remuneration for his services in consolidating the City Charter etc. Referred to Finance Committee.

From J. C. McLagan asking for payment of his account for vouchers. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From J. C. McLagan acknowledging receipt of a communication re City Advertising and printing. Filed.

Reports

Finance No 11

The Finance Committee met on Friday April 15th 1889 at 8 P.M.

Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham, Clark and Costello.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Board of Works

D. McAlister, Westminster Av. $30.73
H. Coumacher, Powell Street 202.50
D. J. McDonald, Sect 2 Hastings St. 180.00
do Gravel 222.27
Royal City Planing Mills Co. 43.56
World Printing & Publishing Co. 59.88
Robert Rutherford, Hastings Road 9.00
Godfrey & Co. Axes etc. 1.55

Board of Health

Bell-Irving & Johnston, Medical $15.00
Vancouver Transfer Co. Drayage 7.00

[volume 2 page 770]

C. P. R. Co. Fares $3.00
F. W. Hart, Stretcher 6.00
Hong Sing, Washing 25.00
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 2.00
Sorenson, Herbing & Co. Drugs 13.05
Vancouver Electric Ill Co. 30.00
J. Wolfe Scavenger Work 4.00
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 41.14
R. L. Winch, Vegetables 28.55
Palmer Bros. Coal 16.50
Scuitto & Co. Groceries 63.43
W. J. Smith, Drayage 2.00
DL. Beckingsale, Evidence 5.00
W. J. McGuigan, Inquest 10.00
Mrs. Luke, Nursing 10.50
Telephone Co. 4.00
Vancouver Wharfage Co. 7.50

Finance

World Printing & Publishing Co. $61.24
Charter Committee, Expenses to Victoria 150.00
Jones & Bardis, Ward case 25.00
Hotel Vancouver 21.00
T.N Hibbin, Rules of Procedure 7.50
Theo Davie, Legal Services 75.00
C. P. R. Telegraph Co. .60 cts

We beg to recommend:

1. That Fire Hall No 1 be painted.
2. That a box drain be put down on the South Side of Georgia Street to prepare for the gravels.
3. That a Bunker be allowed 15 cts a cubic yard for the dirt used in filling in Burrard Street for a lane of 500 feet or under and 20 cts a cubic yard

[volume 2 page 771]

for a lane over 500 feet.
4. That Lot 1, Block 10, 182 be purchased for $500.00.
5. That the City Engineer’s Salary be raised to $125.00 per month.
6. That the Firemen’s petition, praying for exemption from paying poll taxes be referred to the City Solicitors for his opinion thereon.

Sgd. W. S. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the Finance report be adopted. Carried.

Health No 4

The Health Committee met on Friday April 12th 1889.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham, Brewer and Costello.

Alderman Whetham was appointed Chairman in place of Alderman Lefevre resigned.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Bell-Irving & Johnston, Med All $15.00
Vancouver Transfer Co. Drayage 7.00
C. P. R. Co. Fares $3.00
F. W. Hart, Stretcher 6.00
Hong Sing, Washing 25.00
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 2.00
Sorenson, Herbing & Co. 13.05

[volume 2 page 772]

Electric Illuminating Co. $30.00
John Wolfe, Scavengering 4.00
VanVolkenburgh & Bro. Meat 41.14
R. I. Winch, Vegetables 28.05
Palmer Bros. Coal 16.50
John Scuitto & Co. Groceries 63.43
W. J. Smith, Drayage 2.00
DL. Beckingsale, Evidence 5.00
W. J. McGuigan, Inquest 10.00
Mrs. Luke, Nursing 10.50
Telephone Co. 4.00
Vancouver Wharfage Co. 7.50
Scuitto & Simon, Relief 4.00

We beg to recommend:

That the Chairman of the Board of Health be instructed to ascertain the cost of a crematory and a steam scow and report at the next meeting of this Committee and that in the meantime that the harbour master be requested to allow the dumping to be continued in the old place pending final arrangements being made.

That the Chairman of the Board of Health be instructed to examine into and report upon the communication from the Hospital Board re better ventilation for the City Hospital.

Sgd. James Whetham, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Health report be adopted. Carried.

[volume page 773]

Works No 11

The Board of Works met on Thursday April 11th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, McConnell and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

World Printing & Publishing Co. 59.88
Royal City Planing Mills Co. 43.56
D. J. McDonald, Sect 2 Hastings St. 222.27
do Gravel 180.00
H. Connacher, Powell Street 202.50
D. McAllister, Westminster Av. $30.73
Godfrey & Co. Axes etc. 1.55

2. That Messrs Chilberg and Davis be permitted to move a frame building from the rear of Lot 17, Block 3, OGI, to the rear of Lot 17, Block 3 OGI, they having given the notice required by law and no objections having him filed with this Board.

3. That having given notice to Mr. J. R. Blake

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as required by By-Law to abate the nuisance consisting of his buildings on Lot 15, Block 2 OG. I we now direct that such buildings be razed to the ground.

4. That Fire Hall No 1 be painted and tenders called for same.

5. That Lewis Carter be notified to pull down his fence on Westminster Road between Lots 130 & 132, 264A the same being across the street.

6. That Hastings Street extension be built on the lines shown on the map without purchasing Lot No 1 Block 10, 182.

Re the communication of F. C. Innes for the filling and grading of the north end of Burrard Street, we consider that those who dig out basements ought to be glad to have a handy place to put the excavated material on to the streets; yet while Granville Street, Seymour Street, Richards Street and Homer Street require filling to bring them up to grade we would recommend that A. Bunker the contractor for making the excavation be paid at the following rates for filling said streets viz for all distances under 500 feet lane 15 cts per cubic yard and over 500 feet have 20 cts per cubic yard.

Regarding the communication from

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H. Abbott on the subject of veneering an ice house at Hotel Vancouver we beg to recommend that he be communicated with informing him that his request cannot be entertained as such veneering would be contrary to the provisions of the Fire Limit By-Law.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brewer. That clause 4 of the Board of Works report be struck out and the following clause substituted therefore. That half of Lots 18, 19, 20 & 21 in Block 9, 182, offered to the City by R. G. Tatlow and Co be purchased for $600.00. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Oppenheimer introduced a By-Law to amend By-Law No 8, which was read a first time.

Alderman Whetham introduced a By-Law to provide for the collection of Poll Tax, which was read a first time, the rules being suspended.

[volume 2 page 776]

Alderman Salsbury introduced a By-Law to raise $125,000 by way of Debentures for general improvement which was read a first time.

Alderman Salsbury introduced a By-Law to fix the polling places etc. for the vote on the Loan By-Law which was read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Loan By-Law be read a second time.

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Horne seconded by Ald. Whetham. That the second reading of the By-Law to raise a loan of $125,000 be laid over for two months until the Council is furnished more fully with all information necessary and all urgent street improvements, surface drains and sewers which are actually necessary in the City and that the same be proceeded with at once and that a temporary loan be arranged at one of our Local Bonds to pay for such improvements. Amendment lost motion carried.

The By-Law was then read a second time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on motion of Alderman Clark.

Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

[volume 2 page 777]

In committee the By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as complete with amendments.

The By-Law to fix the polling places etc. was read a second time on motion of Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer.

The Council then went into Committee of the Whole on Motion of Alderman Clark, Alderman Salsbury being appointed Chairman.

The By-Law was numbered 78 and read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as complete wish amendments.

The By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello and ordered to be engrossed, signed sealed and gazetted.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the $500.00 recommended by the Board of Finance for the purchase of Lot 1 Block 10, 182 be devoted towards the purchase of parts of Lots 18, 19, 20 & 21, Block 9, 182 and that $100.00 more be added to the original sum. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman McConnell. That with the probability of the expenditure for improvements within those portions of the City limits which are cleared and upon which buildings are now in course of erection or where buildings are likely to be contracted for during the present season being quite as heavy as the City finances will be able to meet the expenditure be strictly maintained within those limits and not be permitted to exceed them. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. Whereas the habitable limit of the City of Vancouver are rapidly extending in every direction making the distance from the suburbs to the Post Office so great for many hundreds of people as to make it very inconvenient for them to post letters or other mail matter.

And whereas to remedy this inconvenience an increased number of Letter Boxes is absolutely necessary.

Therefore be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council Assembled that the Post Master General be requested to increase the number of Post Office Boxes placing one or more South of False Creek on Mount Pleasant one at the Junction of Heatley Avenue and Powell Street and one on Georgia Street or on such other street West of

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Granville Street as may be found most convenient for the inhabitants of the locality.

And be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Hon. the Post Master General. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That it is necessary and expedient for the convenience of the Public that a sidewalk be built from the Southern extremity of the one now in use to the City Boundary on the New Westminster Road to the Cemetery.

Therefore be it resolved that this Council ask the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for this Province to take this matter under his early and earnest consideration and take such measures as will lead to the establishing of a six ft sidewalk along the side of the North Arm Road and the repairing of the said road from its intersection with the Southern Boundary of this City to the cemetery on said road.

And be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be at once forwarded to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and to the Hon. the Provincial Secretary at Victoria by the City Clerk. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the following

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Police accounts certified as being correct by the City Accountants be passed for payment:

S. T. Tilley, Stationery $20.75
The World Printing & Publishing Co. 8.27 ½
Rev. E. Robson, fares 10.00
Scuitto & Co. Supplies 142.52 ½
The World Printing & Publishing Co. 14.30
James R. Payne, Chimney 12.50
Starett & Leatherdale, Hack hire 1.50
Palmer Bros. Coal 33.00
S. T. Tilley, Postage Stamps 2.00
John Watson, Secret Service 12.50
Charles Nelson, Drugs 3.00
W. A. Cumyow, Interpreter 3.50
John McLaren, Fares 3.00
L. W. Haywood, Fares 14.00
Chas. Packe, Express 2.50
R. Mathison, Printing 7.00
C. Lewis, Express 1.00
Van Volkenburgh & Bros. Meat 26.55
Herbing & Co. Drugs 1.50

That tenders be called for the furnishing of Summer Uniforms for the Police Force.

That the Chief of Police be authorized to purchase the necessary fixings in the way of badges, clubs, hand cuffs nippers and whistles to equip the two officers who have been added to the Force. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Brewer. Whereas by arrangement made between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Municipality

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of Richmond and the City of Vancouver it was agreed that each of the said parties should perform certain works in order to open up a direct communication between said Municipality and this City.

And whereas each of said contracting parties with the exception of said municipality has performed what it agreed to do by said agreement or arrangement.

And whereas the Corporation of the City of Vancouver relying upon the good faith of the parties to said arrangement has expended in building the Granville Street Bridge across False Creek the sum of $22,000 which Bridge was and will be unnecessary for same time unless the whole of the work on the faith of which the said sum was expended shall be performed.

And whereas said Municipality of Richmond has not yet made provision for the work it agreed to do and the Government of British Columbia has estimated its intention to recede from its offer of $10,000.00 to assist said Municipality of that Corporation does not provide the necessary means to fulfill its obligations on or before the 30th day of June next.

Therefore be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled that said Municipality be notified that it will be a breach of public faith on its part with all the other contracting parties if it does not at once provide the means

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to performs its part of said Agreement on the faith of which this Corporation has made large outlays which were unnecessary and would not have been made were it not for the reliance of the Council and citizens on the bonafides of the province made by said Municipality.

And be it further resolved that the Council of said Municipality be requested to fulfill its obligations at once as it will greatly to be regretted and will possibly do great harm in future if agreements between neighbouring Municipalities so solemnly entered into be not carried out by one of the parties thereto after the other has performed its duty in the matter.

And be it further resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Council of Richmond Municipality. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Mount Pleasant streets to be named and registered – February 11, 1889

All streets in Ward No. 4 south of False Creek must be named and registered.City Treasurer authorized to hire an Accountant to assist him. Thos. Stephenson appointed Street Superintendent at a salary of $120 per month.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland
and Joy Marie Vasquez

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 692-707

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Vancouver Feb 11th 1889

The Council met on Monday February 11th 1889 at 7:30.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell, Oppenheimer, Salsbury & Whetham.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Robert Bell et al praying for the improvement of Lane in Block 52, 196. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. informing Council that the Directors of his Company would meet the Committee of the Council on Tuesday the 12th inst at 2:30 P.M. Filed.

From W. S. Gore, Surveyor General acknowledging the receipt of a communication of Council re Fruit Growing Lands. Filed.

From W. Norman Bole on behalf of D. Burns informing Council that he intended bringing an action against the City for False imprisonment. City Solicitor.

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From M. W. Thain, Harbor Master notifying the Council to stop dumping garbage etc. in the Harbor. Referred to the Board of Health.

From D. McDougall et al praying for the improvement of Seymour Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Strathern et al praying for the sidewalking of Princess Street from Dunlevy to Jackson Avenue. Referred to Board of Works.

From Crickmay & Robson submitting cost of Vitrified pipes. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Millar M.D. asking that steps be taken to prevent his well being filled on Dupont Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From James D. Fraser, withdrawing from his gravel tender. Referred to Board of Works.

From John H. McMillan asking Council to remove Morgue. Referred to City Solicitor.

From Wilson Burns et al praying for the improvement of Robson Street West. Referred to Board of Works.

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From Philip Mager et al praying for the improvement of Westminster Road. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Geo Fisher et al praying for the improvements of 11th and 12th Avenues. Referred to the Board of Works.

From D. J. McDonald asking that he be awarded the Contracts for which he is the lowest on. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Robert Hunter et al praying for the improvement of Pendrell Street. Referred to the Board of Works.
Reports

Police No 1

The Police Committee met at 3 P. M. on Saturday Feb 9th for the transaction of Business.

Alderman Lefevre moved seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That Alderman Horne be the Chairman of the Police Committee for the current year 1889.

On this motion being put Alderman Lefevre, Salsbury and Horne voted Yea and Alderman McConnell and Brewer voted Nay.

Alderman Horne accordingly took the Chair.

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Your Committee would respectfully beg to recommend:-

1. That they have taken into consideration the advisability of increasing the number of the Police Force and from the applications laid before them would suggest that W. D. Haywood and D. J. R. Cameron be appointed numbers of the Force subject to the Rules and Regulations governing the same.

2. That the sum of $12,105.00 be placed in the estimates for the maintenance of the Police, Jail and Police Court Departments of the Civic Service for the current year. Be refunded to

3. That the sum of $5.00 expended by the Chief of Police for subscription for current year to the International Detective be refunded to him.

That the following accounts for the year 1888 be paid:

Queen Bros. Hack Hire $1.00
G. I. Wilson Dry Goods 2.25
McDowell & Co. Drugs 1.25
V. W. Haywood, Fares 11.00
Thos. Dunn & Co. Hardware 8.65
John Scuitto, Bread 29.26
World Printing Co. Printing 9.85
Abrams & McLean, Clothing 6.50
J. Scuitto, Bread 12.05
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 13.50
McGuigan & Langis 10.00
R. L. Winch, Supplies 3.40
Bell-Irving & Johnson 30.00

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F. X. Martin, Groceries $40.26
C. P. Tel. Co. Telegram .65
J. M. Stewart, Fares 4.00
Cum Yow, Interpreter 22.50
J.M. Stewart relief 3.00
Dr. Langis, Med Ex. 5.00
Dr. Beckingsale, Med Ex. 5.00

The following accounts for 1889 are recommended for payment:

J. McAllister, Blacksmithing $4.50
J. Sehl, Window Blind 1.25
Palmer Bros. Coal 20.00
V. W. Haywood, Fares 3.50
John Scuitto, Bread 9.14
World Printing Co. 9.85
Abrams & McLean, Clothing 6.50
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 9.75
S. T. Tilley, Stamps 1.00

Sgd. J. W. Horne, Chairman Police Board Dated this 9th of February 1889.

Police No 1

The Police Committee met on Saturday Feb 9th 1889 at 3 P. M. a full Board being present.

Your Committee begs to recommend as follows:

1. That the Police Force be increased by 2 members and that W. D. Haywood and D. J. R. Cameron be appointed to fill the positions, subject to the Rules and Regulations governing the Force.

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2. That the Finance Committee be asked to place in the Estimates for the current year $12,105.00 for the maintenance of the Police, Jail and Police Court Departments of the Civic Service for the current year.

3. That the sum of $5.00 expended by the Chief of Police for subscription to the International Detective for the current year be refunded to him.

4. That the following accounts for the year 1888 be paid:

Queen Bros. Hack Hire $1.00
G. I. Wilson Dry Goods 2.25
McDowell & Co. Drugs 1.25
V. W. Haywood, Fares 11.00
Thos. Dunn & Co. Hardware 8.65
John Scuitto, Bread 29.26
McGuigan & Langis 10.00
R. L. Winch, Supplies 3.40
Bell-Irving & Johnson 30.00
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meals 13.50
F. X. Martin, Groceries $40.26
C. P. Tel. Co. .65
J. M. Stewart, Fares 4.00
Cum Yow, Interpreter 22.50
J.M. Stewart Relief 3.00
Dr. Langis, Med Ex. 5.00
Dr. Beckingsale, Med Ex. 5.00

5. That the following accounts for 1889 be paid:

J. McAllister, Blacksmithing 4.50
Jacob Sehl, Window Blinds 1.25
Palmer Bros. Coal 20.00

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V. L. Haywood, Fares $3.50
J. Scuitto, Bread 21.19
The World, Printing 9.85
Abrams & McLean, Supplies 6.50
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 9.75
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 1.00

Sgd., G. S. McConnell, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello. That Alderman McConnell’s Police Report be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That Alderman Horne’s Report be adopted as being the true transcript of the business of the Committee’s Meeting.

Amendment Lost. Motion Carried.

Finance No 5

The Finance Committee met on Friday February 8th 1889 at 8 P. M. a full Board being present.

The following accounts are recommended for payment:

Palmer Bros. Coal $16.50
Godfrey & Co. Tax .20 cts
World Printing & Publishing Co. 49.50
J. Miller, Stamps 20.00
Electric Illuminating Co. 137.85
Thomson Bros. Stationery 15.00
S. T. Tilley 19.70

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News Advertiser $5.60
C. P. Tel. Co. .65 cts

The following recommendations are respectfully submitted for the sanction of Council.

1. That, as the duties of the City Treasurer are far too heavy that the office be divided and that Mr. Baldwin act as Treasurer and Assessment Commissioner and that a competent Accountant be appointed forthwith and that this Committee be empowered to define his duties.

2. That three copies of Henderson’s Directory be purchased at $2.00 each.

3. That the Annual Reports of the Standing Committees for A. D. 1888 be printed in Pamphlet Form.

4. That the following improvements recommended by the Board of Works be proceeded with:

1. Planking Water Street 344.00
2. Planking Granville St with 3 “ plank 1,940.00
3. Building Shed & fence at City Hall 128.00
4. Laying 6 ft Sidewalk on Dunsmuir Street from Howe to Burrard 137.80
5. Laying a 6 ft Sidewalk on Haro Street from Burrard to Bute 348.00
6. Laying a 10 ft Sidewalk on Burrard Street from Dunsmuir to Melville 80.00
7. Laying an 8 ft sidewalk on Columbia Av. 740.00
$3,217.00
Less 1,400.00 W. S. Salsbury Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No 4

The Board of Works met on Saturday February 9th 1889 at 7:30 P. M. a full meeting being present.

The following recommendations are respectfully submitted for the sanction of Council.
1. That the following accounts be paid:

Goodmurphy & McLellan, Dunlevy Av. $504.90
D. McAlister, Hospital Fence 42.50
do. Georgia St. 345.00
Keefer & McGillivray, Granville St. Bridge 1,495.23
H. Connacher, Lane in Block 5 136.28
do Lane in Block 56 160.41
do Lane in Block 42 53.56
do Sidewalk on Heatley Av. 144.77
Jacob Sehl, Blinds etc. 14.25
Thomson Bros. Stationery 21.40
A. Larwill, fixing Bridge 1.50
Godfrey & Co. Supplies 4.00
J. McAllister, Blacksmithing 4.00
World Printing & Advertising 6.75
Queen Bros. Buggy Hire 2.50
Henry Avison, Salary 60.00
Thos. Stephenson, Boarding Park Horse 40.00
Royal City Planing Mills Co. 6.27
Hill & McMillan Elevator 177.25
R. Rutherford, Teaming 6.00
O’Toole & Ralph Stoves 26.75

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E. Mohun, Rent 36.00
Boyd & Clandening, Jackson Av. 348.36

2. That the following tenders be accepted:

Cambie St, Filling D. J. McDonald
Hastings St, Filling D. J. McDonald
Pender St, Planking Goodmurphy & McLellan
Granville St, Planking DL. Gow
Richards St, Sidewalk D. McAlister
Lane in Block 14 H. Connacher
Gravelling J. D. Fraser

3. That $5000.00 be appropriated for improvements in Stanley Park and $5000.00 for improvements in the East Park.

4. That H. Connacher’s tender for the grading of the lane in Block 42 be accepted.

5. That H. Connacher’s tender for the grading of Powell Street be accepted, Messrs Goodmurphy & McLellan having failed to go on with the contract.

6. That Thos. Stephenson be appointed Street Superintendent at a Salary of $120.00 per month and that he be required to assist the City Engineer in carrying out all woks required to be done by the Corporation in accordance with his communication to this Board.

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7. That pending the Settlement of the litigation between James Hartney and the City that no further contracts either directly or indirectly be awarded to him.

8. That D. J. McDonald be awarded the contract for Section 2, Hastings Street instead of James Hartney.

9. That a six foot sidewalk be built on Princess Street from Dunlevy to Jackson Avenue and that said street be graded full width from Carl to Heatley.

10. That a crossing be put down on Hastings Street opposite Jackson Avenue.

11. That the Sidewalk on the North Side of Dunsmuir be extended to the East side of Burrard Street. thence South along Burrard Street to Georgia Street and that crossings but put over Burrard Street to connect with Melville & Georgia Street Sidewalks.

12. That no tender be hereafter accepted unless accompanied by a marked Cheque or cash deposit equal to 5% of the amount of the tender.

13. That a 5 ft crossing be placed on Gore Avenue at Alexander Street and that said Street be crowned from Hastings to Alexander.

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14. That the lane in Block 8, 196 be graded.

15. That Dunlevy Avenue be filled at the sides from Alexander Street to the Mill and 2, six ft. sidewalks laid thereon from Alexander St to Mill.

16. That Jackson Avenue be graded full width from Hastings to Alexander and from Alexander Street to Railway Street and a six ft. sidewalk on the West side from Hastings to Railway Street and on the East side from Alexander to Railway Street.

17. That Carl Avenue be graded from Alexander to Railway St. and a six foot sidewalk laid thereon from Hastings to Railway Street and on the West side from Alexander to Railway Street.

18. That Heatley Avenue have 2 six ft. sidewalks from Hastings to Powell and on the East Side from Powell to the Railway with crossings where necessary.

19. That Hawkes Avenue have 2 six ft. sidewalks from Hastings to Powell and on the East Side from Powell to Alexander St. with crossings.

20. That Campbell Avenue be graded full width from Powell to Hastings and 2, six ft. sidewalks laid thereon.

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21. That 4 crossings be laid on Oppenheimer Street at Westminster Avenue and filled to grade on both sides from Westminster to Dunlevy with 2, 8 ft sidewalks from Carl to Campbell and graded.

22. That Hastings Street be Sidewalked on the North Side from Jackson to Campbell Avenue.

23. That tenders be called for the construction of a water way leading from Thos. Dunn’s residence on Thurlow St.

24. That all specifications be printed.

25. At a Special Meeting held on Monday the 11th inst the following resolutions were passed.

That Mr. Hoffar be appointed Arbitrator on behalf of the City to assess damages done by recent fire as provided for in By-Law No 49, Clause 12, and that the Street Inspector be instructed to notify the owners of the damaged buildings that action has been taken to assess damages, by arbitration as provided for in By-Law No 49, Clause 12, and asking them to appoint an Arbitrator in accordance therewith.

Sgd., S. Brighouse, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That Clause Seven of the Report, relating to James Hartney be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Brewer. That Clause 25 of the Report relating to the appointments of Arbitrators to assess the damages done by the recent fire be struck out and referred back to the Board of Works and City Solicitor for reconsideration and that said Solicitor be asked to give his opinion thereon, and that the Board be guided by said opinion and act immediately in the matter. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Balance of the Report be adopted as read. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman McConnell a By-Law to raise the Sum of $30,000 for the purpose of erecting a Market House etc. which was read a first time and laid over to be included in the general estimates.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the sum of

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fifty dollars be paid to A. N. Richards as fee for Legal opinion. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Clark. That the City Clerk be authorized to call for applications for the position of Account such applications to be received up to Friday the 22nd inst. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman McConnell. That all of the Streets in Ward No 4, South of False Creek to Southern and Eastern Boundary of said Ward, be named and registered and that His Worship the Mayor appoint a Committee to assist the City Engineer in selecting names for the same. Carried.

His Worship appointed Aldermen Costello, Horne and McConnell.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That Messrs Hatch and Webster Millers be asked to make a written offer to the Council, giving full particulars of the number of men to be employed, the number of barrels turned out per day and any other particulars in connection therewith and that

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the matter be then considered by the Council. Carried.

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

Mount Pleasant school site donated by H. V. Edmonds – June 19, 1888

Mr. H. V. Edmonds has agreed to donate to the City of Vancouver for school purposes part of the triangular block… on Ninth Avenue and…Westminster Road (where the Kingsgate Mall is now). $250 set aside to construct immigration sheds. By-election established to fill the positions left vacant by former Aldermen Bell-Irving & Mannion. Bylaws established to give tax exemptions to needed businesses: a such as blast furnaces and rolling mills. (more…)