Officer Grady injured on the job, receives full salary – December 22, 1890

No reduction be made in the Salary of Officer Grady, injured while helping the Chain Gang to remove a stump in one of the lanes of the City. Two miles of wire to be purchased to extend the range of the Fire Alarm. Lawyer Thomas Boultbee presents a request on behalf of the Chinese community that they be allotted a separate plot of land in the cemetery.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 153-163

Vancouver December 22nd 1890

The Council met on Monday December 22nd 1890

Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, and Doering.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.

From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Co. notifying Council that his Company were applying to parliament to amend their Act by repealing Section 35.
Water Works Committee

From the Harbor Master, and D. McPhaiden forbidding further dumping over the Union Steam Ship Co’s wharf.
Filed.

From Wm. Cargill, Secy of the Union S.S. Co notifying Council that his Company were prepared to make arrangements with the City for the dumping of garbage through their wharf for a monthly rental of $15.00.
Health Committee.

From Sydney. C.D. Roper, Compiler of Statistical Year Book asking for the population, assessment, and Debt of the City of Vancouver for AD. 1890.
Referred to City Clerk

From H. F. Keefer asking for balance on Market building same being now completed.
Filed.

From A. Gobeil, Secretary to Department of Public Works acknowledging receipt of Plans and Specifications of Cambie St. Bridge.
Filed.

From the Deputy Attorney General acknowledging receipt of Communication from Council on the subject of serving Summons in Vancouver and informing Council that the Sheriff had already given his officer in Vancouver full power in the matter.
Filed.

From James Watt, Desmoines Iowa, stating that Engle the Inventor and Thompson the builder of the Crematory would start from Vancouver on Saturday.
Filed.

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

From G.W. Thomas reporting on the Market Receipts.
Filed.

From John Boultbee asking that a plot of land be set aside in the Cemetery for Chinese.
Board of Works.

From J.L. Franklin et al asking for a Sidewalk on Barnard St.
Board of Works.

From Bell and Miller, Members of the Institute of Civil Engineers, England, asking the Council to fix a time and place for meeting them when they will submit plans and specifications of the proposed graving dock to be built in Vancouver.
Filed.

Reports.

Market No 6.

The Market Committee met on Friday December 19th 1890.

Present Aldermen Garden, Fox, and Costello.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

Robertson & Co. fitting up Scales. $63.20

MacKay & Ross. Supplies 12.00

F.W. Hart. Chairs. 220.00

2 That the Zion Church congregation be allowed the use of the Market Hall on Thursday evening the 25th inst. instead of Wednesday, the usual night.

3 That the City Engineer be instructed to have made a portable fence for Market Scales.

sgd James F. Garden
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Browning.
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the Report of the Market Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Police No 13.

The Police Committee met on Tuesday December 16th 1890.
It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

O.W. Ellison. Milk. $1.72

W.S. Cook. Scavengering. 1.50

M.G. McLeod. Fares. 7.00

B.C. Cattle Co. Meat. 16.15

McDowell & Co. Drugs. 10.05

McDonald Bros. Drayage. 2.00

Thos. Crawford. Fares. 3.00

Thos. Dunn & Co Supplies 32.00

V.J. Straube. Key. 1.00

G.L. Allan. Shoes. 1.75

S.T. Tilley. Stamps. 1.00

A.B. Diplock. Stationery 6.00

John Scuitto. Supplies 52.87

2. That John Clough be granted $50.00 for services in connection with the Police department.
M. Costello.
Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Chairman

F.W.& L. No 16.

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday December 17th 1890.

Present Aldermen Fox, Carroll, and McLeod.
It was recommended:-

1 That two miles of wire for extending the fire alarm system be purchased through a local agent.

2 That the following accounts be paid:-

Chas. Millington. Shoes Set. $2.00

Gas Go. 19.00

Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies. 50.92

S.T. Tilley “ 1.00

Crowder & Penzer “ 166.57

H. McDowell & Co “ 5.20

Jacob Sehl “ 34.00

O. Toole & Ralph “ 10.43

G.W. Bazley. Shoes Set. 5.00

R.C.P. Mills Co. Supplies. 7.35

G.W. Thomas. Attending Horse 10.00

Tye & Co. Supplies 2.29

C.M. Hawley “ 8.10

E.S. Scoullar & C. “ 8.50

V. Water Works Co. 202.63

I. Forbes, Shoes Set. 4.25

Creighton Fraser & Co. 3.00

A. Godfrey & Co. .85

John Scuitto. 7.58

H.A. Berry & Co. Drayage. 2.00

sgd J.M. Fox
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Costello

That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Health No 17.

The Health Committee met on Tuesday Dec. 16th 1890.

Present Aldermen McLeod, Fox, and Carroll. Alderman McLeod in the Chair.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

Crowder & Penzer, Coal etc. $38.75

Hudson’s Bay Co. Supplies. 12.25

B.C. Cattle Co. “ 41.54

J.S. Clute & Co. “ 5.13

McDowell & Co. “ 43.71

W.S. Cook. Scavengering. 10.50

Wo Sing. Washing 16.60

R.V. Winch Supplies. 8.88

O.W. Ellison “ 21.73

Dr. Bell Irving. Med Attendance 30.00

Dr. McGuigan “ “ 10.00

John Scuitto Supplies 41.37

2 That the Health Inspector be instructed to replace the pest house to the place from which it has broken away from its moorings.
sgd Malcolm McLeod
Chairman pro tem.

Moved by Alderman Costello.
Seconded by “ Doering.

That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Finance No 31.

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 19th 1890.
Present Aldermen Browning, Garden, Fox, and Costello.

It was recommended:-

1 That the sum of $25.00 be granted by Council for the purchase of books and bandages for the police officers and firemen for use in connection with the free instructions to be given to these parties by Dr. Brydone-Jack of the St. John’s Ambulance Association.

2 That the City Solicitor be instructed to draw up a Lease for the Jockey Club grounds at Hastings and an Agreement for the use of the grounds for exhibition purposes.

3 That the following accounts be paid:-

Drake, Jackson & Co. Law Costs. $179.00

C.E. Pooley “ “ 542.30

M.A. Harvey. Carriages. 13.00

Queen Bros. “ 12.50

Black & Wilkinson “ 6.50

Gurney Cab Co “ 6.00

Leatherdale & Smith “ 10.50

A.T. Francis & Co Carriages. 6.00

Hotel Vancouver. Refreshments 64.75

H.A. Berry & Co. Drayage. 3.85

Telephone Co. 12.00

Van Elec Ry & Light Co. Market Lights. 15.53

J.F. Murphy. Drayage. .50

S.T. Tilley Stationery 12.30

Crowder & Penzer. Coal. 54.00

Bank of B.C. Commissions 44.82

Health Accounts
Police “
F.W. & L “
Market “
Board of Works “
sgd. J.M. Browning
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Fox.

That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

Works. No 35.

The Board of Works met on Thursday December 18th 1890, a full board being present:
It was recommended:-

1 That the City Engineer be instructed to have Front Street planked making use of the old plank now lying on Westminster Avenue.

2 Re Bunker’s Contract.
That the City Engineer be instructed to interview Messrs. McLean, and Cullen, and ask them to appear before the Board on Friday afternoon next and to notify Hugh Hamilton to proceed with his part of the Contract.

3 That the City Engineer get quotations from different firms for 660, eight-inch vitrified pipes and 40, 8” X 4” Y’s for a basement drain on Hastings Street; and to ascertain where the pipes can be obtained to the best advantage.

4 That W.C. Muir be paid for 1200 cubic yards extra filling from Y.M.C.A. building at the rate of 5 cents per cubic yard.

5 That there are no funds available for carrying into effect the grading of Robson Street as petitioned for by F.S. Clarke et al.

6 That the City Engineer be instructed to have an open drain suitable for local requirements put in on Cambie Street between Georgia and Dunsmuir Streets.

7 Re A. Goldstein’s claim for loss of rent on Princess St; the Board after due consideration does not look upon Mr. Goldstein as having any claim against the City.

8 That full power be granted to the City Engineer to discharge or appoint all assistants and other employees connected with the Board of Works Department; all changes in the Staff to be reported to the Board of Works.

9 That a crossing be put in where required at the junction of Westminster Av & 7th Av.

10 That the City Engineer be instructed to look into the state of the Water Street piling, trestle work and planking and report; at a subsequent meeting on the advisability of filling it in altogether.

11 That the Street Inspector be instructed to have Abbott Street filled in at the sides between Cordova and Water Streets with the least possible delay.

12 That the City Engineer be authorized to have electric lights placed in his room.

13 That the following tender be accepted for the clearing of the East Park:-
H. Connacher. $150.00 per acre.

14 That the following accounts be paid:-
H. Connacher. Cemetery Road. $1661.10
D. McRae. Sundries. 12.50
Alex McDonald. Burrard St. 157.07
A.Godfrey & Co. Supplies. 17.20
Crowder & Penzer. “ 7.30
Grassie & Mason Repairs. .50
S.T. Tilley. Supplies. 24.25
Thos Dunn & Co “ 59.55
J.C. Murchie. Burrard St. 95.88
Boyd & Clandenning. Oppenheimer St. 200.79
H.A. Berry & Co. Drayage. 20.00
Alex McDonald “ 1.50
F.W. Hart. Supplies. 58.25
Van Gas Co. 8.00
Boyd & C. Westminster Av gravel. 892.20
do Centre St. “ 609.00
do Market “ 130.50
do General “ 2960.90
D. Urquhart. Basement drain 289.80
McLean Bros. 12th Av. 6.00
Mrs. Gold. Water St. 22.00
Vancouver Land Security Corporation, Gore Av 7.00

15 Re Geo. W. Wesbrook’s petition for permission to lay pipes to connect his premises with the Inlet; we recommend that he be instructed to consult the railroad Company in regard to the matter.

16 That the owners of the property on the corner of Dunsmuir, and Hamilton Streets be allowed under the existing circumstances to leave their steps and verandahs, as they are at present, for the space of three months provided water conductors and cases are put up.
sgd. J.W. Horne
Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Fox.
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Horne.
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the following labor accounts be paid:-

B. Romang etal. $171.00
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne.
Seconded by “ Costello.
That the balance of $25.00 be paid to H.F. Keefer, he having completed the repairs on the Roof of the Market building.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That no reduction be made in the Salary of Officer Grady owing to his being off duty as he received an injury while helping the Chain gang to remove a stump in one of the lanes of the City.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the Council stand adjourned until Wednesday at 4 P.M.

Carried.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Police, firemen to get free first aid training – December 15, 1890

Police, firemen to get free first aid training – December 15, 1890

St. Johns Ambulance Association offers free first aid training to police and fire departments. The Police Committee request that W.S. Patterson be authorized to receive and execute writs, rather than having to send for a writ to the Sheriff in New Westminster and wait for a reply. The Board of Works begins to consider paving the roads – a budget to be prepared comparing different grades of paving and the equipment necessary to carry out each grade.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 145-152

Vancouver Dec. 15th 1890

The Council met on Monday December 15th 1890.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, and Doering.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.

From Fred S. Clarke et al praying for the improvement of Robson Street between Nicola and Cardero Streets.
Board of Works.

From S.J. Emanuels, Hon. Scy. Treas. of St. Johns Ambulance Association informing Council that Wm. Brydone Jack would instruct the Police and Firemen free of charge provided the Council furnished the books and bandages.
Finance.

From Geo. W. Wesbrook asking for permission to connect his bath house with the Inlet by laying pipes thereto.
Board of Works.

From Henry Mutrie et al asking for a box drain on the west side of Cambie Street between Dunsmuir and Georgia.
Board of Works.

From R.B. McMicking informing Council that the Fire Alarm Box ordered would be forwarded as soon as possible.
Filed.

From J.J. Blake offering to assist in the preparation of the Agreement between the Vancouver Water Works Co, and the City for $100.00
Water Works Committee.

From H. Connacher asking Council to pay the laborers on Harris St.
Filed.

From Wm. Cargill Secy. U.S.S. Co. notifying Council that no dumping would be permitted over the Company’s Wharf after the end of the week.
Health Committee.

From M.H. Hirschberg, President of the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library reporting that he had concluded arrangements for enlarging the present premises and that the rent would be $25.0 per month.
Filed.

From J. Newbigging asking Council to have a tree cut down on Ninth Av near Block 123. 264 A.
City Engineer.

From Chas. E. Pooley reporting the settlement of the C.P.N. Co’s [Sint. ?] and enclosing his account.
Finance.

From the Chief of Police reporting upon the Street Lights.
Filed.

From A. Goldstein claiming $15.00 for loss of rent through defective condition of Princess St.
Board of Works.

From the City Engineer showing how the expenses of the Engineering staff can be reduced.
Board of Works.

From Frederick Taylor complaining about a dangerous tree on 10th Av.
City Engineer.

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report on receipts.
Filed.

From D. VanDusen asking for the Market Hall for a concert on behalf of the Methodist Church.
Filed.

Reports.

Finance No 30

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 12th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Garden, and Costello.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

John Nicholson. Scuitto Corner. $400.00

S.T. Tilley. Stationery. 21.10

C. Nelson. Toilet paper. 2.75

C.P. Tel Co. 4.10

World P & P Co. 16.74

F.W. Hart. Lamp Glass etc. 1.25

News Advertiser. Printing. 249.55

Dep. R.L. Officers 40.00

B.C. Gazette Printing 179.00

Board of Works Accounts
Park Accounts
sgd. J.M. Browning
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Water Works

The Water Works Committee met on Friday December 12th 1890.
Present Alderman Garden, Browning, and Carroll, Alderman Garden in the Chair.

It was resolved:-

1 That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an Agreement to arbitrate between the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Water Works Co. on the basis of the resolution passed by the Council on Monday the 10th of November 1890 and that Mr. J.J. Blake be asked to state his fee for assisting in said work provided said Solicitor should require his services.

2 That the Draft of said Agreement be laid before the Committee not later than Friday the 19th inst.

sgd James F. Garden
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the Report of the Water Works Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Works. No 34.

The Board of Works met on Thursday December 14th 1890.
Present Alderman Horne, Browning, Costello, and Sentell.

It was recommended:-

1 That R.A. Anderson’s claim for extras for clearing under the bridges on 12th Av amounting to $125.00 be paid on condition that the cleaning be carried out to the full width of the street the present width being insufficient in case of fire.

2 That Mr. Hogg’s claim for expenses incurred in altering his fence to amended grade on Princess Street be referred to the City Solicitor and City Engineer conjointly for consideration.

3 That the Pound Keeper be notified that unless he does his duty better, particularly in regard to the impounding of stray dogs the Board will be under the necessity of getting another Pound Keeper.

4 That the City Engineer be instructed to have Dupont Street Bridge replanked where necessary

5 That that portion of Victoria St. finished be accepted, according to the Report of the City Engineer.

6 That the work on Cambie Street box drain be not proceeded with until the City Engineer again reports on the necessity for the same.

7 Communication from Engineers of Eastern cities having been received re street paving for consideration, be it resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to prepare specifications for the different classes of pavements he recommends and also call for tenders for the supply of broken road metal etc required by the City for a term of 3 years, and, also for the supply of the necessary plank for street making viz a rock crusher, and steam road roller.

8 That the following accounts be paid:-

Rose & Marshall. Sundries. $33.00

Leatherdale & Smith. Hack hire. 3.00

San Francisco Sewer Pipe Ass. Pipes. 648.31

Queen Bros. Hack hire. 8.00

R.C.P. Mills Co. Lumber. 245.16

sgd M. Costello
for Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Doering.

That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Costello.
Seconded by “ Doering.

“That the following accounts for labor be paid:-

B. Romang etal. $154.50

do do. 314.70
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden.
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the Methodist Church Mount Pleasant be granted the use of the Market Hall for Thursday the 8th January 1891 for $10.00
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden.
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the Board of Works be requested to enquire into the Bunker Contract and that all just claims for labor be paid, at once, and without further delay caused by legal points.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Garden.

That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay all bona fide claims for labor under contract of H. Nichol for Harris Street; amount not to exceed $492.05
Carried.
Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Doering.

“That owning to the great inconvenience caused to residents of the City of Vancouver in having to go or send to New Westminster in order to secure the execution of certain process of law, this Council request the Sheriff to authorize W.S. Patterson, his officer here to receive and execute all writs without having to first send same to New Westminster;
And that a copy of this resolution be mailed to the Sheriff at New Westminster and to the Honorable the Attorney General at Victoria.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by “ Doering.

That the Market Committee be instructed to purchase a clock to be put in the City Market cost not to exceed $600.00.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Carroll.

That Alderman Fox first ascertain if sufficient funds can be raised by private subscription, and if he fails to collect the required amount that the matter be again brought up for consideration by next Council.

Amendment lost: 3.5 Motion lost: 2.4.

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the sum of $220.00 be paid to the Free Reading Room and Library for expenses of alteration upon the proposed additional premises now being leased and for the purchase of books, and be it further resolved that the incoming Council be respectfully requested to place the sum of $1500.00 in the Estimates for 1891 to be paid in monthly instalments of $125.00 to said institution.
Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Fox.

That the amendments to the Fire Limits By-Law be read a second time.

Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read.

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

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

The By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Carroll seconded by Alderman Fox.

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by “ Fox

That the amendments to the Market By-Law be read a third time

Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read.

Moved by Alderman Fox.
Seconded by “ Sentell.

That the amendments to the Street By-Law be read a third time

Carried
The By-Law was accordingly read.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Police may keep all outside rewards – July 21, 1890

Police may keep all outside rewards – July 21, 1890

Rule 48 of the Police Regulations was amended so that Police Force officers be allowed to keep all rewards offered by persons outside the city for the arrest of criminals and runaway sailors. Several sites were proposed for a city crematory facility (for garbage burning, not for disposal of human remains). Committee decided to visit each site before deciding on one. Motion: “That the question of providing a place for Crazy George to locate his Shanty be referred to the Police Committee for action.” Carried!

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 466-476

[volume 3 page 466]

The Council met on Monday July 21st 1890.

Present: Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Doering and Mason.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That Alderman Browning be appointed Chairman during the absence of the Mayor.
Carried

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Tully Boyce and Mayor Hilbert in reference to the Nanaimo strikers.
Filed

From the Deputy Provincial Secretary acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re school grounds.
Filed

From B. T. Rogers acknowledging receipt of resolution re cutting down Boundary Avenue in rear of the Sugar Refining Grounds.
Filed

From Geo Nesbit et al praying for the grading of Homer Street between Davie and Drake Streets.
Referred to Board of Works

From the City Solicitor giving an opinion re the Survey of Streets

[volume 3 page 467]

Referred to the Board of Works

From the City Solicitor re the test to the Sugar Refinery Lots.
Referred to Finance Committee

From the City Solicitor re the petition of the Lulu Island & Land Improvement Co. to run a Street Railway over certain streets in the City.
Filed

From the City Solicitor advising the City how to have lane closed in Block 74. District Lot 196.
Filed

From John Leask, City Auditor, submitting Auditor’s Report for April May and June 1890.
Filed.

From the Royal City Planing Mills Co. threatening to apply for an injunction unless a draw was put in Cambie Street Bridge.
Filed

From Shirley Keating, asking payment for expenses incurred in connection with a search party by order of the Chief of Police.
Referred to Police Committee

From H. F. Keefer requesting the Council to extend the sewer to the end of the lane in Block No 196.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Cruden & Robertson asking Council to lower the water pipes on Princess St.
Referred to the Board of Works

[volume 3 page 468]

From D. Costumel asking Council to remit the taxes on the Vancouver Mfg & Trading Co’s property.
Referred to Finance

From Strathearn & Palmer offering to run out Victoria St. at $10.00 per day.
Filed

Reports

Finance No. 19

The Finance Committee met on Friday July 18th 1890.
Present Aldermen Browning Garden and Costello.
We beg to recommend:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
F. W. Hart, Carpets $35.00
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 27.00
Telephone Co. Rents 23.00
Provincial Government Schools 2159.00
A. St. George Hamersley,
Law Costs 64.42
H. Hemlow, 2 Months’ Salary 120.00

2. Re D. J. McDonald’s Communication re repairs to City Wharf.
“This Committee being informed that the work done by D. J. McDonald upon the City Wharf was executed by order of the City Engineer in accordance with an understanding arrived at with Mr. Oppenheimer, as representative of the Wharf Company, who promised that in the event of the Wharf not being purchased by the City, he would see that the cost of repairs would be made good by the said Company. It is resolved that Mr. McDonald’s account be forwarded to Mr. Oppenheimer for settlement in accordance with

[Volume 3 page 469]

this agreement.”

3. The Communication from the Barbers re closing their Shops on Sunday was received and referred back to Council, as the matter does not come under the jurisdiction of this committee.

4. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the printing of the City Charter and By-Laws.

5. That the City Clerk be instructed to notify the Vancouver Improvement Company that the City is prepared to pay them the purchase money on the land purchased as a site for the Sugar Refinery; as the money is not bearing interest the City will not be expected to be liable to the Co for interest after this date..
Sgd J. M. Browning
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Works No. 19

The Board of Works met on Thursday July 17th 1890.
Present Horne, Sentell, Costello, Doering and Browning. We beg to recommend: –

1. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Vancouver Water Works Co and Gas Co., advising them to lower their pipes on Oppenheimer and Princess Streets, in the meantime and if the City finds that it is liable they will be repaid.

[Volume 3 page 470]

2. That a Committee composed of Aldermen Costello, Horne and Doering be appointed to examine into the request of H. L. Ceperley Secy of the Vancouver Street Ry Co re extension of their line to Ninth. Av.

3. That the grades on Richards & Seymour Street Crossing Hastings St. be lowered.

4. That the City Clerk be instructed to write to Fairbanks & Co and others to ascertain the prices of Market Scales.

5. That the City Engineer be instructed to fill and gravel the Site for the fountain and have it Securely placed.

6. That the following accounts be paid:-
Davis & Taylor Painting Fountain $25.00
R. H. Wallace Placing P.O. Box $1.25
Murray & Fraser, Oppenheimer St. 485.10
John C. Murchie, Lansdowne St. 54.68
Leatherdale & McDonald,
North Arm Road 50.85
S. L. Tilley Stationery 3.75
Van Gas Co. Barrels 15.00
Urquhart & Morris, Keefer St. 81.69
John Costello, Powell St. 115.00
Wm. Tierney, Davie St. 380.25
W. Gibbons, Westminster Av. 31.07

7. That the following contracts be awarded:-
Westminster Av Grading McDonald & Lloyd
“ “ Sidewalk D. McTavish
Cambie St Sidewalk McDonald & Lloyd
Keefer St Grading H. Connacher
Homer St “ John Telford Davie St “ do
Haro St “ Wm Tierney

8. That the contractor working on Robson St between Jervis & Broughton Streets

[Volume 3 page 471]

also get the contract for grading said Street from Broughton to Nicola as the cutting on the one is required to fill the other.

9. That tenders be called for the construction of a six ft sidewalk on Helmcken St. from Richards to Homer and that the sidewalk on Homer Street be extended 100 feet e southerly from Helmcken St.

10. That the City Engineer examine and report upon the necessity and cost of painting Granville Street Bridge and on repairing the wings, and also the cost of thoroughly repairing the North Arm Road South of Granville Street Bridge (foot portion).

11. That John Brenton’s salary be increased to $65 per month.

12. That tenders be called for the erection of a six ft sidewalk on Hamilton Street between Hastings and Dunsmuir Streets, money to be taken from some other part of the Ward.

13. That Howe Street be graveled to Georgia St about 260 ft with gravel taken from the west end of Hastings Street.

14. That the box drain on Hornby Street be curtailed and a box drain laid on Davie St. from Howe to Granville.

15. That the Chairman of the Board of Works be authorized to engage the services of Messrs Strathern & Palmer to run the line of Victoria Street.

[Volume 3 page 472]

The Engineer reported that he had arranged with Messrs Boyd and Clandenning to grade Centre St full width at 90 cts per ft which arrangement was confirmed by the Board.
Sgd J. W. Horne
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried

Police No. 8

The Police Committee met on Tuesday July 15th 1890.
Present Aldermen Costello, Carroll, Sentell and Mason.

We beg to recommend: –
1. That the following accounts be paid: –
S. T. Tilley, Stationery $1.00
R. E. Green, Interpreting 2.50
John Scuitto, Supplies 131.93
Leatherdale & Company, Buggy 5.00
D. J. McLean, Towels 2.10
Van Volkenburgh & Bro., Meat 40.40
Mrs. A. E. Forbes, Nursing 10.00
L. Forwell, Milk 2.76
Robert Clark, Suit 14.50
H. McConney, Drayage 1.00
H. McDonnell & Co. Salts .20
Dr. Beckingsale, Evidence 2.00
M. G. McLeod, Fares 17.50
Wm Murphy, Clothing 12.00
C. Nelson, Drugs 1.25
G. L. Allan, Shoes 1.20
W. J. Smith, Drayage .50
M.A. Harvey, Hack hire 5.00

2. That Rule 48 of the Police Regulations

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Be so amended that members of the Police Force be allowed all rewards offered by persons outside the arrest of Criminals and runaway Sailors.
Sgd. M. Costello
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That the Police Committees Report be adopted.
Carried.

Crematory Report

The Crematory Committee appointed by Council to select a site for such purpose, met in the City Hall on Tuesday July 15th 1890.
Present Aldermen McLeod (Chairman) Carroll & Sentell

Several sites supposed to be suitable for crematory purposes were discussed but no decision was arrived at, the Committee considering it prudent to go around and view the sites before making a final selection.

The Chairman took the matter in hand and interviewed several property owners on False
Creek and vicinity and would report to Council that the Site offered by Messrs Hayes & McIntosh, in compunction with Van Volkenburg & Bros. in Block 90 264 is most suitable and would recommend its selection.

Such site would be about 100 feet square and can be secured free provided it is used for all times for the purpose granted, if not the property to revert to the grantors.

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And further, that the slaughter houses of Mssrs Hayes and McIntosh and Van Volkenburgh Bros be allowed to remain in their respective locations, conditional on their being kept in accordance with the Health By-Law and to the approval of the Health Inspector.
Sgd. Malcolm McLeod
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That the Report of the Crematory Committee be referred back to the Said Committee for reconsideration.
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws
Alderman Horne introduced two By-Laws
(1) To appoint Police Committee
(2) To define the Authority and limit the powers of the Police Committee
Which were read a first time.

Motions
Moved by Alderman MacLeod
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That the question of providing a place for Crazy George to locate his shanty on be referred to the Police Committee for action thereon.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Horne
That a committee consisting of Aldermen Costello, Garden, Mason and Doering be appointed a Committee to wait upon the City

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Solicitor re the Survey of Certain Blocks in 200A and vicinity.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That a Committee composed of Aldermen Sentell, Horne and McLeod be appointed to take into consideration the Petition of the Barbers re Sunday Closing.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That the Board of Works be authorized to place a clock in the Market Tower, at a cost not to exceed six hundred dollars provided suffient remains over out of the Market appropriation.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the following Board of Works labour account be paid:-
B. Romang et al 193.00
Carried

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That acting upon the advise [sic] of the City Solicitor, that the City Engineer be instructed to locate the Streets in 30 2, according to the registered plan, without regard to the stakes, as at present placed.
Withdrawn

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the report of the Board of Works be laid over one week in

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each case after being read for the Consideration of the Council before final action is taken theron.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the Report of the Board of Works be in every case referred to a Committee of the Whole, to be considered clause by clause.
Motion lost, Amendment carried

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

Former city solicitor Devine files charges against Vancouver Mayor and Aldermen – December 23, 1889

Mayor and Aldermen called to County Court in New Westminster to answer charges filed by Mr. John Devine, former City Auditor. Finance Committee deplores Mr. Devine’s breach of confidentiality in bringing financial irregularities before the public.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 page 228-231

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Vancouver Dec 23rd 1889
The Council met on Monday December 23rd 1889.
Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, McConnell and Whetham.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From J. J. Blake notifying Council that it would be necessary to provide Council for arguing the legal questions arising in the case of McHugh as the City of Vancouver. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From J. W. McFarland Secy V. W. W. Co. acknowledging receipt of communications re hydrants on Princess St. Filed.

From Geo. S. Bodington Eng. M.D. asking payment of his fee for Affidavit re Small pox on the S. S. Premier. Referred to Finance Committee.

From A. H. B. MacGowan, Secretary of the School Trustees asking that a sidewalk be layed on Robson or Smithe Streets between Granville and Burrard Streets. Referred to the Board of Works.

From A. H. B. MacGowan Secretary of the Board of Trade asking the Council to set aside a sum of money say $1,000.00 to make a survey of False Creek to be furnished to the Department of Public Works for the improvement of the Navigation of said Creek. Referred to the Finance Committee.

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From C. Warwick Dep. Register of the Court summoning the Mayor and Aldermen to appear at a County Court to behold on at New Westminster on the 5th day of February 1890 at the hour of 11 o’clock A. M. to answer a claim preferred by John Devine. Referred to the City Solicitor.

Reports

Finance No 34

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 20th 1889.

Present Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Costello. We beg to report:

1. That the Report of the late City Auditor, Mr. John Devine, was fully considered and it was decided by the Committee that the complaints therein contained were trivial and generally unworthy of notice. Most of it all of the points referred to have been thoroughly placed before the public during the recent campaign and it is therefore not necessary to mention them again in detail. The Committee regrets that a confidential officer, like the City Auditor should have so abused his trust as to make public details of irregularities however slight which he was specially appointed by this Committee to discover and report to them for their guidance in dealing with the City officials having charge of the accounts and before having made himself fully acquainted with all particulars pertaining thereto.

2. That the communication of Messrs Carbould, McCall & Jenns re Page, Ponsford has been referred to the City

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Solicitor for his opinion thereon.

3. That the following accounts have been examined and found correct and are hereby recommended for payment:
J. J. Blake, Expenses to Victoria $20.00
J. J. Blake, Witness fees etc. 23.00
A. K. Stuart, Police Court Services 8.50
B. C. Gazette, Advertising 158.50
Bank of B. C. Commissions 44.82
C. P. Telegraph Co. 3.95
Palmer Bros. Coal 90.75
H. Hemlow, Assisting City Clerk 3.00

4. That the item of $170.00 in the Report of the F. W. & L. Committee be allowed to stand over.
Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

The lease to the Brockton Point Athletic Club was read over clause by clause.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Council approve of the lease for the Brockton Point Athletic Club with the exception of the clause relating to the time, which is limited to 40 years and the clause relating to the admittance fee which is amending by adding “that children under 12 years be admitted free at half price; such lease to be printed for one week. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Treasurer

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be instructed to pay the City Officials at the end of the present month instead of on the first of the year in order to close out the account for 1889. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That John H. Grady, Thomas Crawford and Joseph Gibson be paid at the end of the present month for services as special constables for the respective number of days which they have worked since appointment such time to be furnished by the Sergeant of Police, such officials to be paid at the rate of 60.00 per month. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that he would introduce a motion at the next meeting of Council in reference to the smelting works.

The Council then adjourned.

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

Constable accepted bribes from prostitutes, night policemen dine on the job – November 2, 1889

Policemen regularly met in a restaurant when they were supposed to be on their beats. Chief Stewart cleared of intentional wrong-doing in some charges, but not all. His “total want of order and system” to blame for many irregularities. Constable Fyfe convicted of receiving regular monthly payments from two prostitutes, Miss Wee Hee and Miss Mary Sam.

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Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 176-184

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Vancouver Nov 2nd 1889

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Saturday November 2nd 1889 for the purpose of considering the Reports of Hon Mr. Justice Drake on the Police Investigations.

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

The following Reports were read.

1. On the Chief of Police

On the 10th of October 1889 and 4 following days I held an inquiry into certain charges brought against John Malcolm Stewart, Chief of Police in pursuance of a resolution of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver under Section 212 of the Vancouver Incorporation Act.

The charges were 45 in number, of these charges 10, 12, 17, 19, 20, 20a, 21, 24 & 25 were not proceeded with and charges 1, 6, 14, 19, 22, 26, 29, 32, 33, 36, & 40 were explained and arose apparently from want of accuracy in keeping the books which were produced on this inquiry, while charges 38, 39 42 & 43 were explained by Mr. Blake, the City Solicitor, stating that Stewart acted under his instructions and advice.

With regard to charges 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 18, 30, 31, 37 & 44 in which Stewart is charged with receiving monies of the corporation in respect of fines and costs imposed by the Police Magistrate and not paying them over I do not find any fraudulent intent on the part of Stewart. The Monies appear to have been entered into his book as received by him and this book was placed in the Auditor’s hands. The Monies ought to have been paid over to the City Treasury as soon as

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received but the total want of system and management conspicuous in the whole of this inquiry is accountable for this apparent dereliction of duty.

The following are the sums I find received by Stewart and not yet paid over:
Charge 4, Thomas $8.00
Charge 8, Harry Arkell 8.00
Charge 9, James Lossell 8.00
Charge 18, C. E. Johnston 8.00
Charge 30, Vincey 5.00
Charge 31, Chas. Johnston 2.00
Charge 37, D. H. Cameron 55.00
Charge 44, Kepler 20
Charge 5, A. L. Park 20
Charge 7, AL. Sing 3.00 ordered for costs was paid to the interpreter by Stewart.

With respect to charges 2, 16 & 23 they all arose under the Indian Act and fines were imposed by the Police Magistrate and one half of the fines were retained by Stewart as prosecutor.

It appears that the Corporation entered into a contract with Stewart and the Police Officers raising their pay on condition that all emoluments received by them in the performance of their duties should be paid into the City Treasury, it is not necessary to decide whether the Corporation can legally make such a contract in the face of the Statute but the officers having voluntarily entered into the Agreement and received the benefit of the increase of pay they ought to perform their share of the contract. Stewart in order to avoid the effect of the Agreement employed one John Clough to lay information, he not being an officer of the Police Force would be entitled to whatever portion of the penalty the Indian Act gave him, but all he received was a sum not exceeding $2.00 in any case

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the remainder of the money of the penalty went into Stewarts hands and was retained by him. There was evidence of great irregularity in all these cases. John Clough in charge 2 (John Morgan) denied having signed the information also his mark is attached to the one produced and, in charge 23, (John Terre) an information was produced with receipt endorsed, signed with John Clough’s mark but he denied all knowledge of it.

No evidence was adduced to satisfy me, that Clough did lay the information in charge 2 and in charge 23, no evidence was adduced to prove he signed the alleged receipt.

It is to be regretted that none of the records of the Court in any of these cases were produced and I was informed by the Police Magistrate that it was not the custom to take down the testimony of witnesses in these or any other cases coming before him except in the case of indictable offences and the Magistrate’s book does not show who laid the information or what (if any) witnesses were called. I therefore am driven to the conclusion that Stewart received the monies in these cases less the small sums paid to Clough.

The Indian Act allows the money of fines in all cases of this character to be paid to the prosecutor or informant and if it was not for the contract put in evidence, it might be a nice question to decide who would be entitled to the money the person who prosecutes or the person first giving the information to the Police authorities.

With respect to charge 3, I find the Police Magistrate, ordered certain spirits to be destroyed and it is so entered in his books as well, as Stewart’s book but Stewart contrary to the order of the Magistrate sold the spirits and realized $47.00, $25.00 of which he alleges he paid out for the hiring of a tug and $20.00 to the 2 Police Officers who assisted him in the capture.

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I now come to charges 13, 15, 34 & 41 in each of these cases the persons charged were sentenced to imprisonment for varying terms and were committed to the Lock-up but were each discharged before the expiration of their sentence. No explanation was afforded to me of the reasons of their discharge or by whose authority it was done, the records kept by the gaoler do not show anything beyond the bare fact that these persons only served a portion of their sentence and Stewart professed entire ignorance of any one of the cases brought forward.

As regards charges 25, 27 & 28 each of these cases arose from a want of care in Stewart not taking down the Sentence of the Court correctly and neglecting to compare his book with the Magistrates notes. I do not find anything beyond a mistake which was caused by the want of System to which I have before referred, this disposes of all the charges brought against Stewart.

The result of the investigation shows that a radical alteration in the manner of conducting the Police Court and in the discipline of the Police Force is required. The Police Magistrate in all cases where informations are laid or warrants issued should take care that the evidence is properly taken down in writing and that all informations, evidence warrants and other documents shall be kept together by the Clerk of the Police Court if one or by the Police Magistrate if no clerk and a record kept of all distress and other warrants issued to the Police Officers, as matters have hitherto been carried on the greatest laxity is apparent and it is not to be greatly wondered at that dissatisfaction at the manner in which the Police Court

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business is conducted is so generally expressed.

The Police Magistrate by his own admission shows that he has not taken the trouble to make himself acquainted with the provisions of the Statutes under which he is called upon to exercise jurisdiction and even when he has exercised his jurisdiction and even where has he exercised his jurisdiction, the City Solicitor appears in some instances to have given directions not to carry out the orders of the Court. Such a course of proceedings renders the administration of Justice, difficult if not impossible.

The Chief of the Police is the executive officer for the purpose of enforcing the sentence of the Police Court; he however appears to have acted independently of the Magistrate, to have varied his sentences and exercised his own discretion in enforcing them, several of the instances however may have arisen from a mistake or misapprehension on his part; because he states he hardly ever compared his notes of the judgment rendered with the Magistrates book. It is essential that care should be taken that the sentence is correctly recorded and correctly executed.

Mr. Stewart and the other police officers examined all admit that they have not complied or attempted to comply with the regulations issued by the Police Commissioners, if they had done so many of the charges now brought forward could not have had any existence. If any of the regulations hereafter should be found inappropriate they can be altered but unless they or similar rules are enforced the same confusion which now exists must arise.

All fines and penalties ought to be paid to the Clerk of the Police Court and proper receipts given and the amount of costs should in all cases be specified (see Sec 60 Summary Corrections Act) if any police officer is

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authorized to receive these monies irregularities are sure to arise.

No prisoner should be discharged before his sentence has expired without the written authority of the Police Magistrate and the reasons for such discharge given, in the cases under inquiry money may have been paid to the Gaoler or the Chief for their discharge but there is no evidence of such being the fact but the system hitherto in vague renders such a suspicion not unreasonable.

In cases where a prisoner is sent to a provincial Gaol, a receipt should be given in order to discharge the Gaoler from responsibility.

It was also proved that the Police Officers on night duty were accustomed to meet at a restaurant and take their meals during the time they were supposed to be on their beats and this was done without any orders from the Chief; it is obvious that such a proceeding must be subversive of all discipline and some arrangements ought to be made to avoid the necessity of the officers taking meals while on duty.

I have touched upon the chief points brought out on this inquiry and trust they may be of service to the Corporation.

Sgd. M. W. Tyrewhitt, Drake.
Oct. 14, 1889

Report on H. Fyfe
In the case of Officer Havelock Fyfe charged with accepting bribes from Chinese Prostitutes since January 1888 and from Mary Sam since September 1888.
There were two charges made against this officer; in the first case a Chinese woman named Wee Hee proved that she

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had paid a monthly sum on or about the first of each month commencing 12 months ago, at first $5 a month and afterwards $8 a month, so that the Police would not interfere with her. Her testimony was corroborated by another witness named Chock who was present on two occasions when money was paid by Wee Kee to Fyfe.

It was admitted that this woman’s residence was in the beat of Officer Fyfe and that he had, for the last two years, been in charge of this central beat and no complaints had ever been lodged against this woman or the house she occupied. Chinese testimony is not the most satisfactory but in charges of this description it would be impossible to get any other and as I can see no ulterior motive actuating these witnesses I consider the charge proved.

The other case of Mary Sam is of the same character, but there is no corroborative evidence and if it stood alone I should be inclined to give the Officer the benefit of “not proven” but taken in connection with the other charge I am of opinion that the officer did receive money in order to protect the houses occupied by these women from Police interference.

I submit the evidence and documents put in as exhibits.

17th Oct 1889. (Sgd.) M. W. Tyrewhitt Drake J.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by McConnell. In charges 38, 39, 42 & 43 Mr. Blake explained that Stewart was acting under his advice, think that Blake acted outside his authority in advising Stewart and consider that Stewart acted wrong in taking his advice, he should

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have consulted the Police Magistrate but as he took the advice of the City Solicitor and having taken his advice and acted on it in good faith, consider that on those particular charges he be exonerated from any wilful breach of duty. Carried.

Ayes 5, Nays 2

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the Chief of Police displayed gross neglect of duty in not paying the money in promptly according to the By-Laws of the City on charges No’s 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 18, 30, 31, 37 & 44 and that he be requested to pay same forthwith to the City Treasurer. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Costello. That charges 2, 16, & 23 under the Indian Act but consider that Stewart committed a grave breach of trust and violation of existing contract with the City and that all the monies received in those particular cases be immediately refunded to the City Treasurer. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Brighouse. In charges 13, 15, 34, & 41 we find that there was wilful neglect of duty in allowing prisoners to be released before the expiry of their sentences. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Brewer. In charges 25, 27 & 28 the Chief should be exonerated as he had no book to compare his with, as the Magistrate made no entries for several

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days in those charges. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer.

In charges 3, the Chief of Police exceeded his authority in selling the liquor and paying expenses out of the proceeds contrary to the decision of the Magistrate. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Brewer.
That Chief Stewart’s services be dispensed with and a general re-construction of the Department inaugurated. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse, seconded by Alderman Brewer.
That Havelock Fyfe’s services as Police constable be dispensed with. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Clark.
That the recommendations of Mr. Justice Drake be carried into effect. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brighouse.
That the press be allowed all papers in connection with the Police Investigation for publication. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

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

Chain gang set to work on police officer’s private property, report alleges – September 16th, 1889

Police chief suspended without pay while reports of police misconduct and breach of trust investigated by “Justices of Her Majesty’s Supreme Court of British Columbia or a Judge of the County Court”. Certain officers ordered to turn in “all monies received by them as rewards for arresting and returning to their ships certain stragglers from Her Majesty’s -Fleet while in our harbour in July last”. Ten dollars each be deducted from the Salary of officers… as a penalty for allowing prisoners belonging to the Chain gang to do work on their private property and to wander at large through the City.

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Vancouver Sept 16th 1889

The Council met on Monday September 16th 1889.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Messrs Inness & Richards notifying Council that a fence belonging to their Client Russell Stephenson was torn down. Referred to Board of Works.

From A. Desbrisay notifying Council that he would be unable to act as Deputy Returning Officer. Filed.

From A. H. B. MacGowan, Secretary of the School Board asking Council to put a wider sidewalk on Burrard Street to the School house. Referred to Board of Works.

From E. Mohun explaining matters in connection with charges made by E. S. Scoullar & Co. in reference to Sewer pipes. Filed.

From H. J. Cambie et al asking for a Sewer on the lane between Georgia and Melville Streets. Referred to Board of Works.

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Reports

Park No 7

The Park Commissioners met on Thursday Sept 12, 1889, a full Board being present.

The following accounts are recommended for payment:
Crowder & Penzer, feed $2.15 Palmer Bros, feed 2.60

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver Sept 16, 1889.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the Park Commissioners be adopted. Carried.

F. W. & L. No 17

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Friday September 13th 1889, a full meeting being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the Corporation of the City of Vancouver enter into negotiations with the Vancouver Water Works Co with a view to acquiring the works of said company according to the terms of Cop 35 of 49 Lic B. c. Stat.

And further be it resolved that the City Clerk write the Secretary of said company enclosing a copy of this resolution.

2. That the Chairman of the F. W. & L. Committee be authorized to expend $200.00 in fixing up the Fire Halls.

3. That the following firemen be allowed

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to give their services as Volunteers until the end of the present year provided they ask for no remuneration:

J. F. McDonald, Thos. Lilley, Geo. Brown, W. L. Hayward, H. Campbell, Wm. Sanders, Geo. Thomas,
D. R. Biggar, A. H. Montgomery, J. Douglas, Brenton Hall, J. L. McKenzie, R. Rutherford, S. H. Ramage, J. Garvin, F. D. Gross and Frank Gladwin.

4. That the following accounts be paid:

D. McGillivray, horse hire $7.00
Henry Mole, Keep of horse 50.00
D. McCraig, Drayage 7.50
Electric Ill Co. Street Lights 292.68
I. Forbes, Blacksmithing 4.25
Telephone Co. rents 16.00
D. A. Campbell, Scavenger Work 1.00
Palmer Bros. Coal 40.24 Crowder & Penzer feed 8.95
Van Water Works Co.
connections etc. 47.00

Sgd., I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Resolved. That Clause One of the Report relating to the Vancouver Water Works Co. be referred to the Finance Committee. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Health No 11

The Board of Health met on Tuesday Sept 10th 1889.

Present Aldermen Whetham, Salsbury, and Costello.

We beg to recommend:

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1. That John McFarlane be appointed Porter at the City Hospital in place of E. McGregor resigned.

2. That the following accounts be paid:

Miss M. M. C. Cummins,
Balance of Salary $4.25
Dr. McGuigan, Inquests 30.00
Palmer Bros. Coal 17.80
John G. Garvin, Hospital extras 15.00
W. J. Smith Drayage 2.00
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 54.17
Chas. Nelson, Drugs 65.60
W. J. Taylor, burials 31.50
R. L. Winch, supplies 36.03
Edward Tremble, Labor 7.00

J. Whetham, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the report of the Board of Health be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 26 The Finance Committee met on Friday Sept 13th 1889.

Present Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham and Costello.
We beg to recommend:

1. That all monies paid in on account of Real Estate Licenses under authority of By-Law No 79 be refunded.

2. That the City Solicitor be instructed to communicate with the Smelting Co in accordance with suggestions made by the Board of Trade in their communication to Council.

3. That Mrs. Birks late nurse at the City

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Hospital be paid one month’s salary $25.00 in lieu of notice.

4. That the Reports of the Board of Health, Board of Works, F. W. & L. as amended and Park Committees be sanctioned by Council.

5. That the following accounts be paid:

Wood and Charlton, Stationery $6.45
Palmer Bros. Coal 8.25
Chas. Nelson, Gun 1.75 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 18.25 The World P & P Co.
Printing etc. 79.76
C. L. Brown, Collecting votes 45.00 P. T. Gibb, Collecting votes 1.70
C. P. R. Co., Principal
& Interest on loans $5,211.20
I. O. Townley, Registration 3.50

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

Police No 4

The Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Vancouver met pursuant to adjournment on Saturday September 14th at 2 P. M.

Present Aldermen McConnell, Brewer and Mason and His Worship, the Mayor. Communications were received and read from the Atty Gen’l re the boarding of City Prisoners in provincial jails.
From the Vancouver Board of Trade re the Traders License By-Laws.

From J. Brown et al re Sunday observance. From City Auditor John Devine re Special Audit of Police Accounts.

After careful consideration your Committee
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begs leave to recommend as follows:

1. That the terms offered by the Provincial Government re the Board of City prisoners confiscate in Provincial Jails be accepted and that the Attorney General of the Province be advised to that effect.

2. That the Board of Trade of this City be requested to name a delegation of its members to confer with this Committee on Thursday Sept 19th at the City Hall at 3 P. M. in relation to the Trade License By-Laws.

3. That the Police Force of this City be instructed to see that all places of business are kept duly closed on the Sabbath, as provided for by Statute.

4. That Chief of Police, John M. Stewart, be suspended from further duty pending further investigation of the charges preferred against him.

5. That the Services of a Supreme Court Judge of the Province of British Columbia be forthwith obtained for the purpose of fully investigating the charges made against certain members of the Police Force of this City as provided for in Section 212 of the City of Vancouver Incorporation Act 1886.

6. That Sergeant McLaren and Police Officers V. W. Haywood, W. D. Haywood and Jackson Abray be notified to immediately pay into the City Treasury all monies received by them as rewards for arresting and returning to their ships certain stragglers from Her Majesty’s Fleet while in our harbour in July last and that such monies so refunded or returned by this Council to the respective

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Ships to which said men belonged.

7. That the sum of ten dollars each be deducted from the Salary of Officers V. W. Haywood and Jackson Abray as a penalty for allowing prisoners belonging to the Chain gang to do work on their private property and to wander at large through the City.

8. That Wm. Johnson be appointed a Special Constable for this City and to be paid at the rate of $60.00 per month for the time his services are required.

9. That the Police Force of this City be required to see that the sidewalks are kept clear and free of impediments to pedestrians as provided for in the Street regulation By-Law of the City.

10. That future meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of this City be held at 3 P. M. of the Second and Fourth Saturdays of each and every month.

11. That the following accounts be paid:

Van Volkenburgh & Bros Meat,$130.00
Chas. Nelson, Drugs 3.00
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 12.40
Van Transfer Co. Drayage 2.00

Sgd. G. S. McConnell, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Police Committee’s Report be adopted. Carried.

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Works No 26

The Board of Works met on Saturday September 14th 1889, a full meeting being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the grade on Hornby Street between Georgia and Dunsmuir be lowered to better accommodate the present buildings as petitioned for by John M. Browning and others.

2. That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report upon the petition of Frances Crosbie and others for the grading of the lane in Block 46, District Lot 541.

3. That a log drain be put in on the natural water way across Lots 6 and 7, Block 2 District Lot 185 cost 65. New work.

4. That the contractors for the market building use cement in the basement walls and foundation instead of lime and that he put four side lights in each side of the basement walls.

5. That the Chairman of the Board of Works be authorized to purchase shade trees for the streets for arbour day and that such trees be sold to the citizens on application at cost, and citizens are requested to send in applications for the number of trees they require forthwith.

6. That part of the sidewalk let for Alberni Street be put on Nicola Street.

7. That $20,000 be raised by way of Debenture to be devoted towards the improvement of the
Athletic Grounds at Brockton Point and the Jockey Club Grounds at

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Hastings such sum to be advanced to the respective clubs on the conditions expressed in their respective communications to this Board.

8. That tenders for the following improvements be invited:

Grading 11th Av from Westminster Av to Westminster Road, New Work $150.00
Grading Quebec St from 13th to 15th Av New Work cost $78.00
Gravelling Hastings St from Carl to Campbell Av. New Work cost $1,200.00
Grading Lansdowne St from Westminster Av to Scotia St distance 400 ft cost 120.00 new work
Gravelling Cambie St from Hastings & Water
Gravelling Richards St from Hastings to Cordova
Six ft sidewalk on Keefer Street from Westminster Av to Jackson, new work cost $260.00

9. That the following contracts be awarded:

Hastings Park, Boyd & Clandening
Cemetery Grounds, A. Bunker
Georgia St. Sidewalk, H. Archibald
Lanes in Market Block, H. Connacher
Bridge on Ninth Av McDonald & Barton
Powell St. Sidewalk, do
Granville St Sidewalk, D. McAlister

10. That the following accounts be paid:

McDonald & Barton, Hamilton St $97.50
Do do Richards St 59.20
Do do Westminster Ave 759.20
D. J. McDonald, Seymour St 484.69
Do Westminster Av. 229.50
M. McIntyre, 8th Av 188.26
G. J. Sorenson, Lists 5.00
H. A. Berry & Co. Drayage .60 cts
D. B. Murray, Westminster Av.

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230.85
D. B. Murray, Hornby Street $189.00
Do Melville Street 504.
Do Campbell Av 74.94
Do do 401.53
Boyd & Clandening, Sec 1 Hastings St 308.83
D. McAlister, Dunlevy Av. 62.89 P. Atkinson et al Street Work 42.40 Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the following clause be added to the Report.

That that portion of Alexander Street at the Junction of Powell and Alexander Streets be regarded and gravelled. Carried.

Resolved.

That clause seven of the Report be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brighouse. Whereas it has been reported to this Council that certain members of the Police Force have been charged with being guilty of a supposed malfeasance breach of trust or other misconduct in relation to their duties or obligations to the Corporation of the City of Vancouver. And whereas this Council sees fit to cause an enquiry to be made into and concerning the same.

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Therefore be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled that one of the Justices of Her Majesty’s Supreme Court of British Columbia or a Judge of the County Court having jurisdiction in the City be requested to enquire into the said charges and to fix a time and place for having same.

And be it further resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to write to one of such justices or judge enclosing a copy of this resolution. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. Whereas the Hon Edgar Dewdney, Minister of the Interior, is about to visit our City, be it therefore resolved that a deputation consisting of His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Salsbury and Clark be appointed to welcome the distinguished visitor and his lady to the City. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Alderman Salsbury moved, seconded by Alderman Clark, the second reading of the By-Law to raise $20,000 for improving the Athletic and Jockey Club Grounds.

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

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

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Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Clark. That a By-Law be introduced to fix the time and polling places and appoint Deputy Returning Officers for holding an election on the By-Law to raise $20,000. Carried.

The By-Law was introduced and read a first, second and third time and finally passed and was ordered to be signed, sealed and gazetted.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Special audit of Vancouver Police Court Accounts called – September 09, 1889

A Special Audit of the Police Court accounts and of the Police Books to be made immediately and a full report brought before the Police Board. A By-Law was introduced borrow a sum of money to improve Brockton Point in Stanley Park and the race course in the “Eastern Park” (Hastings Park).

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 3 pages 128-133

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Vancouver September 9, 1889

The Council met on Monday September 9th 1889 at 8 P.M.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Salsbury and Whetham.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That Alderman Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From E. S. Scoullar & Co. asking to be reimbursed for expenses incurred through getting information for Mr. Mohun re prices of Sewer pipes. Referred to the Board of Works.

From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co requesting that an answer be not given later than September 25th inst of the City’s intention re the purchase of the Vancouver Water Works. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From the Deputy Attorney General laying before the Council the plan to be adopted in future in reference to prisoners. Referred to Police Committee.

From John White asking for permission to erect a tent between Jones’ Book Store and Simon’s Tailor Shop on Carrall Street. Referred to Inspector.

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From the Secretary of the Board of Trade asking Council not to adopt the motion cancelling the Contract with the Smelting Co. Referred to Finance Committee.

Reports

Works No 25

The Board of Works met on Saturday September 7th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That Thos. Cyrs be permitted to erect lattice gates in front of his building on Water Street if it does not conflict with the Fire Limits By-Law, but that the Fire Inspector be first required to report upon it.

2. That a sidewalk be erected on the North side of Georgia Street opposite the Hotel Vancouver. New work cost $75.00.

3. That the City grant permission to the Marine Department to erect a Fog Bell at Beaverton Point.

4. That a Six ft sidewalk be constructed on Powell Street from Campbell Avenue to Boundary Avenue.

5. That the lane in Block 22, District Lot 541 be planked with old plank lifted from the Streets.

6. That $350.00 be expended in the purchase of trees to be planted on Arbour Day.

7. That Messrs Sansom and Dawson be paid $400.00 being half their commission on the Market building.

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8. That Sewer pipes be ordered in accordance with Mr. Mohun’s Report and also 18 Syphons.

9. That the City Engineer be empowered to order lumber for box drains.

10. That surface drain pipes be laid in the Sewer trenches where practicable.

11. That E. Mohun be paid $400.00 being commission for preparing plans for Sewers.

12. That the City Engineer be instructed to give the levels for the dam in Stanley Park.

13. That a ten foot sidewalk be laid on Granville Street from the end of the present sidewalk to Davie Street , 800 feet of which has already been provided for. New Work cost $438.00.

14. That tenders be called for the following improvements:

Grading lanes in the Market Block. New work cost $168.00
Repairing Homer St from Hastings to Georgia
Gravelling & repairing Seaton Street
Close cutting and burning lanes in Blocks 10 & 53 Grubbing part of lane in block 4, 196.

15. That the following tenders be accepted:

Ontario St Grading M. McIntyre
Ontario St Sidewalk H. Connacher
6th, 7th & 8th Ave Sidewalk D. McAlister
Westminster Av Sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Georgia St Crossings A. D. McDonald
Princess St Sidewalk do
Drake St Sidewalk do

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer for Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Costello. That the report be adopted. Carried.

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Police No 3

The Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Vancouver met on the 2nd, 4th & 9th days of September.

Present Aldermen McConnell, Brewer, and Mason.

A number of serious charges have been made against certain members of the Police force of this City and your Committee is fully investigating the same.

Your Committee would therefore recommend as follows:

1. That a Special Audit of the Police Court accounts be made by the City Auditor particularly in reference to cases cited in charges brought before the Board against members of the Police Force and that a general audit of the Police Books be made and a report brought before this Board by the City Auditor by 2 P. M. of Saturday September 14th.

2. That final action on the charges preferred against members of the Police Force be deferred until Saturday next September 14th when the Auditors’ report will be received by the Board.

3. That Officer H. Fyffe be suspended pending further investigation of the charges preferred against him.

4. That W. W. Patterson be appointed a Special Police Officer for this City without Salary.

Sgd. G. S. McConnell, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Report of the Police Committee be adopted. Carried.

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Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That a By-Law be introduced to raise by way of loan a sum of money to be applied towards improving Brockton Point in Stanley Park and the race course in the Eastern Park. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Brewer. That a By-Law be introduced to amend By-Law No 79. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

Motions

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

P. Atkinson et al, Street Work $50.75
Do et al, Street Work 42.85
J. Canning, Flower Pots 2.25

Carried.

The Agreement between the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co and the City for Street Lighting was read and adopted by Council.

Consideration of By-Laws

The Council went into Committee of the Whole to resume the reading of the By-Law compelling owners of lands and yards to place the same in condition to guard against risk or accident

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Alderman Clark was appointed Chairman.

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

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

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver police get uniforms, batons, handcuffs, and whistles – May 6, 1889

Vancouver police get uniforms, batons, handcuffs, and whistles – May 6, 1889

Council approved purchase of uniforms for police chief, sergeant, 5 officers and caretaker at a cost of $282.50. Police department also authorized to buy “2 Batons, 3 Sets of Handcuffs, 1 Staff Badge, 2 Sets Chain Nippers & 2 Whistles”

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 3 pages 7-12

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Vancouver May 6th 1889

The Council met on Monday May 6th 1889 at 7:30 P.M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From E. Mohun C. E. re the Sewerage System in Vancouver. Filed.

From Patrick Carey drawing attention to the fact that the Street in front of his hotel on Hastings Street was left in an imperfect condition by the Water Works Co. Filed.

From Chas. E. Pooley acknowledging receipt of telegram from the Mayor expressing sympathy for Mrs. Dunsmuir for the loss of her husband. Filed.

From G. Thomas Jr. Secretary of Reliance Hose Co No. 2, asking if Council had done anything further in the matter of exempting the Firemen from Poll Tax. Filed.

From the City Engineer recommending that the Blyth’s wages be raised to $2.75 per day. Filed.

From the City Engineer recommending the grading of Seymour Street, full width

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from Drake Street to Pacific Street. Filed.

The Monthly accounts were read and referred to their respective Committees.

Reports

Health No 8
The Health Committee met on Tuesday April 3rd 1889.

Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Whetham, Mason, Costello and Salsbury.

We beg to recommend:

That the following accounts be paid:

1. Geo Gale and Sons, Beds $392.91
J. Stevens & Sons, Beds 2.50
Queen Bros. Hack Hire 2.50

2. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Thos. Greer, asking him to supply the City Hospital with a better quality of milk.

Sgd. Jas Whetham, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Health Committee’s Report be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 13

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 3rd 1889.

Present His Worship, the Mayor,

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Aldermen Salsbury, Clark and Costello.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Board of Health

Queen Bros. Hack Hire $2.50
Geo Gale & Sons, Beds 392.91
Stevens & Son, Instruments 2.50

Board of Works

James Hartney, Davie Street $29.96
do Nelson Street 83.32
A. Bunker, Lane in Block 9, 196 152.91
do Hastings Street 656.50
do ” ” 18.00
Donald McAlister Street 462.20
D. J. McDonald, Hastings St. Sec 2 123.75
do Gravel 424.02

Park Committee

Henry Avison, Salary $60.00
P. Roach et al, Labor 202.40

2. That Henry Avison, Park Ranger be placed on the City Pay Roll at a Salary of $60.00 per month and that said salary be charged to the appropriation for the Park.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the Finance Report be adopted. Carried.

By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Poll Tax By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

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

The title of the By-Law was read after which the Committee rose on motion of Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Costello and the By-Law was referred to the City Solicitor for his opinion thereon.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Clark. That Wm. Murphy’s tender to supply uniforms to the Police Force at the following rates be accepted:

For Chief of Police $55.00
For Sergeant, 5 Officers & Caretaker 227.50
Total $282.50

and that the Chief of Police be authorized to order the following requirements:
2 Batons, 3 Sets of handcuffs, 1 Staff Badge, 2 Sets Chain Nippers & 2 Whistles. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Mason seconded by Alderman Costello. That J. B. Babington be appointed Pound Keeper. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That H. Blyth be engaged at $2.75 per day to date from May 1st 1889. Carried.
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Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Board of Works be authorized to inquire into the cost of a Street Sprinkler and report to this Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That Seymour Street be graded forthwith between Drake and Pacific Streets as suggested by the City Engineer. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Horne. That whereas the Water Works Co. having in the laying of their pipes, left portions of stumps, rocks etc. on the streets, be it therefore resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to order the removal of the same without delay and also to level the portions of the streets where the pipes have been laid and charge the cost to the Water Works Co. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That whereas the members of the Fire Brigade desire to be exempted from Provincial Poll Tax be it therefore resolved that said Poll Tax be ordered paid from the City Treasury on demand. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the Province be communicated with urging upon

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him the necessity of gravelling the New North Arm Road and further that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Hon John Robson, Member for this District. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

I. W. Horne, Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk