Health Committee reviews costs – April 16, 1894

Health Committee reviews costs – April 16, 1894

The CPR asked Vancouver to take charge of 74 Chinese lepers. Meanwhile, the Health Committee compared rates for hospital care for mariners, women, children and lepers. Victoria was receiving a subsidy of $330 per year from Ottawa for care of each of their three lepers. City Solicitor recommended $1,000 be paid to the estate of Fireman Smalley, who died on the job in 1893. After a resolution calling for tenders for debentures to finance street paving was carried, Alderman Salsbury tendered his resignation. The resignation was held over for one week.

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Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item Bu P66
[Group portrait of Vancouver City Hospital staff] 1893
back row: Miss Watmough, Miss Bushby
front row: Miss Swan, Miss Way, Frank Humphrey

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 17 -29

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Vancouver April 16th 1894
The Council met on Monday April 16th 1894
Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown & Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From J.W. Balmain making certain charges against the City Engineer
Moved by Alderman Queen.
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the Communication be filed Carried.

From James Milne applying for work.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Welsh Bro stating that the Market Scales were inaccurate
Referred to the Police Committee

From the City Solicitor regarding the Title to Clark’s Park
Referred to the Park Commissioner

From A.R. Finglander stating that he would not accept the contract for furnishing crushed rock unless the Council would guarantee to take 1700 yards per month until the end of 1895. Filed.

From R.F. Swallwell resigning his position as Plumbing examiner.

His resignation was accepted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Ald Queen.

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From G.H. Cooper. New Westminster asking for a bonus of $125.00 to run his steamer between Chiliwhack and Vancouver
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the City Solicitor regarding the collection of overdue taxes
Referred to the Finance Committee

From J.W. McFarland asking for the reconsideration of the tenders submitted for the purchase of the Local Improvement Bonds
Laid over to be considered with Finance Report

From Mason & Co asking for the readjustment of the water rates on John Stevenson’s building on Hastings Street east.
Referred to the Water Committee

From James Patten and W.J. Gibbons claiming damages for injuries received from a rope stretched across Water Street
Referred to the City Solicitor

The following Reports were received and read:-

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Monday April 16th 1894.
Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden and Wm Brown

Communications

From Miss Macfie furnishing monthly report on City Hospital Filed

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From Mrs A.E. Webster stating that she would be willing to admit sick women to the Alexandra Hospital for $5.00 a week and children for $3.00
Resolved.
That the matter be laid over for the present for want of funds.

From H. Abbott asking the City to take charge of the 76 Chinamen in quarantine. Filed

From the City Clerk of Nanaimo and Dr. Davis stating that the Nanaimo Hospital received $10.00 a week from the keep of sick mariners. Filed.

From the Health Inspector asking for certain supplies for the Crematory and fixing the Chimney.
Resolved.
That the supplies asked for be furnished and that the Chimney be repaired the Chairman to solicit tenders for having the work done.

From W.O. Miller asking that stagnant water in the Vicinity of his premises be drained off
Referred to the City Engineer to have the nuisance abated.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Dominion Government and draw their attention to the fact that the City of Victoria is receiving $1000 a year there for the keep of lepers while Vancouver with two lepers receives nothing.

Resolved. That the City Clerk be instructed to order a Voucher book for the Crematory.

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That the following accounts be paid:-
McIntosh & Co supplies $70.56
Crowder & Penzer “ 21.00
Chinese Nurse Nursing 74.50
Mellish & Gray Supplies 72.75
Crowder & Penzer “ 34.84
James Caruchau, Scavenering .75
F. Filion Supplies 13.90
W.H. DeBon 48.92
A.H. Hatch 3.75
James Egan 36.25
J.A. Percival 37.50
D. Bell-Irving 5.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry 67.97
W. Kirby .50
A.E. Somerton 18.10
Leather Lockhurst & Center 17.80
Deplock & Co. 1.00
S.S. Clyde 50.00
G.I. Wilson 7.50
Wm Collier 71.95
D.J. Campbell 17.95
H. McConrey 1.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans 89.40
Michael Carriere 2.00
Champion & White 12.95
F. Filion 74.28
Champion & White 4.25
G.I. Wilson 38.32
Champion & White 2.00
Weeks & Robson 12.25
A.H. Thomas 20.00
B.C.D . T. & Del Co .75

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Russell.McDonald & Co $4.85
McIntosh & Co. 5.20
F. Filion 15.02
Henry Collins 38.70
J. Stevens & Son 32.29
Thomson Bros. .75
C. Nelson 75.18
Van Gurney Cab Co. 1.00
City Painting Works 3.50
W. Simpson 1.75
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday April 13th 1894
Present – the full Board
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
F. Filion Supplies $1.52
Thomson Bros “ 1.45
H. Burke Repairs 2.25
Gurney Cab Co Cabs 13.50
The Empire Advertising 16.50
Gazette “ 21.25
Land Registry Office Drafting 32.50
S. James. Auditing 40.00

The following tenders were received for the purchase of the Local Improvement Debentures:-
Hanson Bros. Montreal $101 for each $100.00
W. Wilson Smith “ 101 ¼ “ “ 100

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W. Farrell Vancouver $101 50/100 for each $100.00
Resolved.
That the tender of Wm Farrell be accepted on condition that the money be payable here and the principal and interest payable here

Communications

From Mrs. Margaret McClennan of Roslyn, Washington asking for assistance to fight a lawsuit on behalf of widows and orphans of certain miners Filed

From C.W. Murray Secretary of the School Board stating that the Trustees could not see their way clear to make any further reductions in their Estimates. Filed

From Innes & Richards offering Lots 37 to 41 in Block 38 District Lot 541 in front of the City Hospital for $10,000 terms $2500 down, balance in 3 equal annual payments of $2500.00 in 1, 2 & 3 years @ 6 per cent Offer not accepted

Resolved
That the sum of $1000 be paid to the heirs of the late Fireman Smalley on recommendation of the City Solicitor said money to be paid into Court.
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Clause in the Report in reference to the purchase of Lots 37 to 41 Block 38.541 be eliminated and referred back to the Committee. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen.
That the Clause in the Report awarding accepting

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the offer of Wm Farrell be eliminated and tenders again called to be received up to Friday April 20th at 4 p.m.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.
That the Report be adopted as read. Motion Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried.

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Wednesday April 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Shaw, Queen, McCraney, and Bethune.

Communications

From John Cooper asking for an increase of salary in consideration of running the road roller.
Resolved.
That his salary be increased $5.00 a month while he acts in the capacity of Engineer on the road roller said increase to be paid by the Board of Works.

From the City Solicitor submitting an agreement to be signed by the firemen for approval.
Laid over till next meeting.

Resolved.
That the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co be requested to put meters in the firehalls and that the present contracts for lighting same be terminated.

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That the following accounts be paid:-
B.F.Henry Supplies $8.55
Thos Dunn & Co “ 2.28
McDowell & Co “ 17.60
F. Filion “ 20.46
G.H. Bazley 10.50
Van Elec Ry & L Co “ 1724.32
Crowder & Penzer “ 41.99
McLennan & McRely “ 10.05
A.D. Hoseack “ 2.40
London Carriage Works. Repairs 4.00
Thos Lobb “ 2.00
I Forbes “ 2.00
F.W. Hart Supplies 3.50

Sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.K. Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday April 13, 1894.
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw and Franklin.
Messrs Robinson and Atchison appeared before the Board to get the lane in Block 80.196 opened up.
Referred to the officers in charge of the Chain gang

Communications

From W. I. Archer etal asking that the lane in Block 37.200A be graded; also from E. Cooper making a similar request in regard to the lane in Block 9.185
Both referred to the officer in charge of the Chain Gang.

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From J.M. O’Toole submitting estimate of cost of putting in steps etc at his building on Hastings Street where the grade has been lowered.
The Board decided to examine the place and report.

From the City Engineer reporting in regard to P. Carey’s claim of $116.00 for work done in putting in steps etc at Brunswick Hotel.
Board decided to examine and report.

From J. Gendron asking the Street to be fixed with rock in front of his store.
Already attended to.

From M. C. McLean Secretary Ward 5 Ratepayers Protective Association protesting against a resurvey of 264A.
Laid over one week.

From J. Clandenning asking for drawings at Lot 9 Block 8.196 Westminster Avenue where he is about to build.
Referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

From J. Slade asking that the sidewalk be continued over Gore Avenue past his house.
Already in the Estimates will be done in due course if there are funds.

From the Street Inspector in reference to the Street Cleaning and sprinkling
Laid over one week

From W.O. Miller complaining of stagnant water on vacant lots near his residence corner of Hornby and Pender Streets
Referred back to the Board of Health for more information

From A.R. Fingland, begging permission to withdraw his tender for rock crushing. Filed.

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From the B.C. Mills Timber & Trading Co submitting an account for walk put down on Dunlevy Avenue from the (?) in 1892.
Resolved that the Board will only recommend the payment of the cost of the planking used at the rate $8.00 per the feet amounting to $14.80

From A.J. Matthews etal asking for a box drain on Richards Street at Block 64, also from Mark Little and others asking for an 8 ft walk on Drake Street also from H. Condren asking for a sidewalk on Dunlevy Avenue between Princess & Keefer Streets
Laid over pending estimates.

From J.C. Rounding in reference to Australian Wood for block paving and offering to send over a certain quantity as a test.
Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to write a reply that this Board will be happy to put down any samples of wood blocks for paving Mr. Rounding may see fit to send over and suggest that enough be sent to do one block.

Tenders

Resolved that tenders be called for the following up to 3. P.M. on Thursday the 26th next.
Crushed rock, all the work in connection with crushing to be done in the City; also the supply of rough rock for same, tenders to be whole or separate.

Accounts

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
J. Menzies Lorne St. $2.50
W. Black Flush Tank 58.10
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 24.99

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News.Advertiser Supplies $3.00
W.S. Cook. “ 2.25
W.C. Marshall. Expenses. 1.00
W.L. Tait Supplies 14.77
Evans, Coleman & Evans “ 573.58
E. Shurgold. Expenses .50
Leatherdale & Co. “ 5.00
Lomas etal Labor 166.25

Resolved that the account of R.A. Townley, amounting to $5.00 re sewer connections at Lot 5.B71.196 be referred to the Plumbing Inspector for an explanatory report.

Resolved that D. McGillivray’s account amounting to $5,339.80 for bituminous rock on hand be laid over one week.
Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

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

Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the following labor account be paid:-
Hooper etal $320.95 Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the following labor accounts be paid:-
J. Clandenning etal $169.40
Wm Trevning etal $140.05 Carried

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Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by : Franklin
That the Mayor be authorized to sign the petition to the Privy Council asking for leave to appeal in the case of the CPR Co as the City and to apply the seal of the Corporation thereto. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune
That tenders for debentures for bonds for street paving under the local improvement act be called for to be in by Friday afternoon next at the meeting of the Finance Committee, principal and interest and money to be payable in Vancouver. Carried.

After the above resolution was read, Alderman Salsbury tendered his resignation, which was laid on the table for one week on motion of Alderman C.L. Brown seconded by Alderman McDowell.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by : McCraney
That the Park Commissioners be granted the sum of $200.00 pending the compiling of the Estimates. Carried.

Notices of Motion

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

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move for a Committee to be appointed to investigate the charges

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made by him against the City Engineer in December 1893 and also other charges of which he would give notice at same meeting such committee to have power to examine under oath under the presidency of the Police Magistrate.

The Council then adjourned to meet again on Thursday the 19th next at 8 P.M. to discuss Street Railway matters and consider the estimates.

R.A. Anderson
Chairman

Thos. R McGuigan
City Clerk

Salaries set for firemen, nurses – September 02, 1889

Salaries set for firemen, nurses – September 02, 1889

Establishment of professional fire department. Chief engineer J. H. Carlyle’s salary was set at $75 per month; firemen, stokers and drivers were paid $40; and additional on-call men were paid $15. At the same time, Miss Swan as matron of the city hospital to be paid $40 per month, two female nurses were paid $20 and $25, and the male night nurse and porter were each paid $30.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 115-127

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Vancouver September 2nd 1889

The Council met on Monday September 2nd 1889 at 8 P. M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From John Ellis, applying for the position of Sewerage Clerk. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Herbert G. Lewis asking permission to use a portion of Broughton Point as a site for a Fog Bell. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W. H. Steeves of the North Arm of the Fraser River inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at the opening of the bridges across said river. Referred to Finance Committee.

From C. Foley et al praying that a sidewalk be constructed on Powell Street east. Referred to Board of Works.

From J. F. McFarlane et al praying the lane in Block 22, 541 be planked. Referred to the Board of Works.

From E. Cook asking permission to use a hoisting engine on the Lefevre Block. Filed.

From Innes & Richards acknowledging receipt of communication re: Insurance. Filed.

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From Jonas Watt, Secretary of Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co giving estimates of the cost of erecting a crematory in Vancouver. Referred to Board of Works.

From James B. Kennedy asking that the sidewalk on Dunsmuir St between Hamilton & Cambie be made six feet wide instead of three feet. Referred to Board of Works.

Reports
Works No 24

The Board of Works met on Saturday August 31st 1889.

Present Aldermen Horne, Oppenheimer and McConnell.

Alderman Horne being appointed Chairman. We beg to recommend:

1. That the following tenders be accepted:

Homer St. Grading from Georgia to Robson Martin & Co.
Homer St. Grading Drake to Helmcken do
Homer St 3 ft sidewalk D. McAlister
Homer St 6 ft sidewalk do
Richards St sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Seventh Av grading do
Seventh Av 3 ft sidewalk H. Connacher
Hamilton St grading Martin & Balkwell
Hamilton St sidewalk A. D. McDonald
Twelfth Avenue grading Martin & Balkwell
Twelfth Avenue sidewalk H. Connacher
Alberni St sidewalk D. McAlister
Robson St sidewalk A. D. McDonald
Eveleigh St sidewalk D. McAlister
Gore Avenue sidewalk A. D. McDonald
Lansdowne sidewalk D. McAlister
Quebec St sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Westminster Av Crossings

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do
Basement drain, H. Connacher

2. That Prior St be gravelled 16 feet wide from Westminster Avenue West about 100 feet and a drain dug along the North Side, also that Harris St be gravelled for 150 feet.

3. That tenders be called for the following works:

Six foot sidewalk on Princess St from Dunlevy to Jackson.
Sidewalks on 5th 6th & 7th Aves in Ward 4
Grading & Sidewalking Ontario St from 11th to 13th and surface grading from 10th 11th 3 ft sidewalk on 5th Av from Westminster Avenue to Prince Edward St.
3 ft sidewalk on Westminster Avenue from 10th to 13th Avs.
Crossings on Georgia Street opposite Richards and Seymour Streets
2 Plank sidewalk on Drake Street from Granville to Howe Streets.

4. That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare the ground for the fountain on the corner of Hastings and Carrall Streets.

5. Complaints having repeatedly being made in cases where buildings are erected or repaired that the provisions of By-Law No 40 clause 2 have not been enforced resulting in great inconvenience and danger to passers by; we therefore recommend that the Street Inspector be peremptorily directed to perform his duly in all cases and see that the By-Law is strictly enforced where buildings are now or may be hereafter under construction or repair.

6. That Mr. E. Mohun be paid $200.00 for preliminary Surveys in connection with Sewers.

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7. That the following accounts be paid:

McDonald & Barton, 6, 7, 8, 9 &10th Aves $257.98
D. B. Murray, Comox St 132.48
Boyd & C. Gravelling Westminster Road 362.85
Brunette Saw Mill Co. Lumber 10.20
Leask & Johnson, Duty 1.55
R. Rutherford Street Sprinkling 110.50
Ben Romang et al Street Work 24.00
Tattersall’s Stables 14.00

Sgd. J. W. Horne, Chairman pro tem

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 25

The Finance Committee met on Friday August 30, 1889 a full board being present:

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

S. T. Tilley, Stationery $21.25
J. Miller, Stamps 54.50
C. P. Telegraph Co. 20.00 Jacob Sehl, Supplies 1.75
T. I. Hibben & Co. Drop Desk 35.00
A. N. Richards, Legal Opinion 25.00

The reports of the Fire, Water & Light and Health Committees were read and approved.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

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F. W. & L. No 16

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday August 28th 1889 a full board being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

J. McAllister, Blacksmithing $39.30
C. Shergold, Drayage 4.50
A. G. Evans, Carpenter Work 1.50

2. That $349.36 be paid over to the Volunteer Fire Department to discharge their liabilities and that they be requested to furnish receipts to Council for amounts paid.

3. That the following appointments be made on the paid Fire Department:

Chief Engineer

J. H. Carlisle, Salary per month

$75.00
Engineers
A. W. Cameron, Salary per month 70.00
F. G. Twigg, Salary per month

55.00 Permanent Men
A. G. Evans Salary per month $40.00
Lowes Eggert Salary per month $40.00
W. A. Williamson Salary per month $40.00
Wm. L. Hayward Salary per month $40.00
Thos. Whiston Salary per month $40.00
Hugh E. Campbell Salary per month

$40.00
Call Men
James Blair Salary per month $15.00
Geo M. Taylor Salary per month $15.00
E. C. Britton Salary per month $15.00
John Sea John Salary per month $15.00
John Glenn Salary per month $15.00
Geo G. Henderson Salary per month $15.00
Chas. E. Millington Salary per month $15.00
Albert Cales Salary per month $15.00
H. A. Stewart Salary per month

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$15.00
J. Harvey, Salary per month

$15.00
Drivers
Thomas Simpson, Salary per month $60.00
Arthur Clegg Salary per month

$40.00
Stokers
J. W. Campbell Salary per month $40.00
Thos. Moore Salary per month $40.00

Your Committee met the Directors of the Vancouver Water Works Co. on Thursday August 29th 1889 for the purpose of making arrangements regarding the rates to be charged for water other than for fire purposes and other matters connected with the City’s Water Supply.

The Directors stated they could not see their way clear to make the price of Water less than 60 cents per thousand gallons as the revenue from all sources barely part 4 per cent on their outlay.

The Company contemplate additional expenditure in connection with their system and before doing so wish to know the intentions of the City regarding its purchase.

They also wish the City to enter into an Agreement at once for the use of the hydrants as they are now prepared to give all the pressure required for fire purposes. All of which is respectfully submitted.

We beg to submit Agreement between the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co. and the City for Street Lighting for adoption by Council.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Report of the F. W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried.

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Health No 10
The Health Committee met on Tuesday August 27th 1889.

Present Aldermen Whetham, Mason, Brewer and Costello.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Palmer Bros. Coal 2.55
Colby Lewis, Drayage 2.00
Scuitto & Simon, Supplies 280.29
Jacob Sehl, Supplies 3.35
VanVolkenburgh & Bro. Supplies 53.84
F. W. Hart, Supplies 20.30
W. J. Taylor, Burials 30.00
Abrams & McLean, Supplies 18.75
H. McDowell & Co. Medicines 8.20
Brown & White, Supplies 1.10
Harvey & Co. Buggy 2.50
J. S. Clute & Co. Supplies 3.30
I. R. Morrow & Co. Supplies 79.55
Wm. Urquhart, Supplies 5.85
Joseph Brown, Supplies 24.20
Portuguese John, Boat hire 64.50
GL. Allan, Shoes 2.75
Charles Nelson, Drugs 9.75
Wm. Williams, Nursing etc. 245.00

2. That Miss S. Swan be employed as Matron of the City Hospital at a Salary of $40.00 per month.
Miss M. A. Alcock as Nurse at 25.00 per month, Miss Woodward as nurse at 20.00 per month and Mr. Gibson as Night Nurse at $30.00 per month and E. McGregor as Porter at $30.00 per month such appointments to date from the 15th day of September.

3. That Miss Woodward and Miss Cummins be paid at the rate of $12.50 per month each from date of appointment to date

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of change. Such payments to be made in lieu of Mrs. Birks’ Salary.

4. That a railing be placed around the lower story of the City Hospital.

Sgd. James Whetham, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Report of the Board of Health be adopted. Carried.
Police No 2

The Police Committee met on Monday September 2nd 1889 at 5 P. M.

Present Aldermen McConnell, Brewer and Mason.

Your Committee begs to recommend as follows:

1. That the office hours of the Police Magistrate be fixed at from 10 to 12 in the forenoon and from to 2 to 5 in the afternoon daily.

2. That Cab and dray stands be set apart on the following Streets:

On Hastings St east between Carrall St and Columbia Avenue.
On Hastings St west between Howe and Granville St
On Hastings St between Cambie and Abbott Street and on
On Abbott Street between Water & Cordova

3. That the following accounts be paid:

I. W. Haywood, fares $4.50 Scuitto & Co. Provisions 171.29

Your Committee received communications from J. Abrams, Cum Yow, J. M. Stewart

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J. McLaren and J. Abray, action on which was deferred until Wednesday next September 4th at 2 P.
M. at which time Your Committee will again meet.

Communications from the Board of Trade re Trades License By-Law were received and read.

Sgd. G. S. McConnell, Chairman

Report laid over.

The following report was read from E. Mohun, C.E. on Sewer Pipes.

Vancouver Sept 2nd 1889

The Chairman and Tenders of the Board of Works.

Gentlemen.

I have the honor to report as follows on the tests to which the Samples of Sewer pipe furnished by Messrs Gladding and Mr. Bean of San Francisco have been submitted.
Inpermeability

This list was made by Mr. Walkem who found a pipe weighing 6 ½ lb after complete saturation had absorbed ¾ lb of water.

Acid Tests

These tests were made with hydrochloric Nitric, Nitro Muriatic and Sulphuric Acids by Mr. Sorenson, who reports as follows:

The samples withstood the action of Nitric Acid, Sulphuric & the Nitro Muriatic Acids and was only slightly affected by hydrochloric Acid, the glaze of the pipe was in no particular affected.

Crushing Strain

This list was made at the C. P. R. Carshops by Mr. Cash and myself. The sample was a 16” diameter pipe.

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We applied a crushing strain of 1370 lbs. per lineal foot without injuring the pipes. I did not, as it was the only complete specimen we had, consider it advisable to increase the weight until it was broken dangerous to retain it as the Standard Sample. The pipes are fairly concentric when formed and I have no hesitations in laying are a good class of Sewer Pipe judging from the results of the tests to which they have been submitted.

I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedient Servant, E. Mohun, C.E.

The Agreement between the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co and the City for Street Lighting was read and referred back to the City Solicitor for further amendments.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That E. Cook, Contractor be allowed to use a Steam hoist for lifting material upon the Lefevre Block, provided said hoist is properly protected from interfering with traffic on the street. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Board of Works be authorized to order the necessary Sewer Pipes as previously approved of by this Council. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Sheriff of New Westminster District be notified that the City has a claim upon the Wharfage Company having given the said Wharfage Company the privilege of using the Northern extremity of Carrall Street as a public Wharf and as an approach to a public Wharf according to a certain agreement dated the 14th day of October 1886 and any such sale of such wharf can only be made subject to such agreement. Carried.

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

W. Williams et al, Park Road $483.90 Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following accounts be paid:

W. Haywood, Fares $4.50
Scuitto & Simon, Supplies 171.29

Consideration of By Laws

The Council went into Committee of the Whole of Wharf By-Law with Alderman Brewer in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council.

Moved by Alderman Clark, Seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer that the By-Law be introduced to fix the polling places etc.

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For holding the election on the Wharf By-Law. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

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

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on By-Law with Alderman Brewer in the Chair.

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

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the By-Law be read a third time. Carried.

The By-Law was then ordered, signed, sealed, and gazetted.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a ByLaw for the clearing and preparing of Brockton Point for Athletic purposes and for the clearing and preparing of a portion of the Eastern Park for the use of the British Columbia Jockey Club, in each case said portions of the Eastern and Western Parks to be under the control of the City Council and to be let to the Brockton Point Athletic Club and to the British Columbia Jockey Club respectively until the City shall be repaid for the amount of the expenditures on said portions of said parks respectively

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The Council then adjourned.

I. N. Horne, Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk