Garbage burning crematory will cost $6,000 – September 30, 1890

Garbage burning crematory will cost $6,000 – September 30, 1890

Vancouver to contract with the Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co. to build a garbage burning facility at a cost of $6,000. H.B. Warren appointed City Engineer. BC Government informs Council that Mr R.H. Alexander was appointed Reviser of Municipal Voters Lists for 1890. Police force to be issued rubber coats and boots “for use while on duty”.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston
and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 59-65

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Vancouver Sept 30th 1890

The Council met on Tuesday Sept 30th 1890.

Present: Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Browning Carroll, Garden, Sentell, Fox, Costello and McLeod.

Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
Communications
were read from Cruden & Robinson asking payment of an account of $25.70 for fence on Princess Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Secretary of the B.C. Agricultural Association inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to attend the Exhibition. Filed.

From Secretary of the Water Works Co. calling attention to unpaid accounts for lowering pipes and hydrants. Referred to Finance and F. W. & Light.

From S. Sheridan and W.T. Blair claiming $10 due from Leatherdale & McDonald. Referred to Board of Works.

From Wm Webster notifying Council that after September $30 per month would be charged for use of Wharf for dumping purposes. Board of Health.

From City Auditor enclosing statement for August. Filed

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F
rom Hon. John Robson announcing that Mr. R.H. Alexander had been appointed Reviser of the Municipal Voters Lists for 1890. Filed.

From A.H.B. MacGowan, sec. of Board of Trade requesting an interview with Council re False Creek. Filed.

From William Seidelman wanting trees cut down in vicinity of lot on 18th. Referred to Board of Works.

From D. Cartmel, Sec. of Mfg & Trading Co. re grade of Beach Ave. Referred to Board of Works.

From H.T. Ceperley re sewerage on Alberni & Thurlow Streets. Filed.

From Tatlow & Spinks et al asking for basement drain in Block 3 O.G.T. Referred to Board of Works.

From City Solicitor giving opinion on Market and license bylaws. Filed.

Reports

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday Sept 23.
Present: Aldermen Costello, Sentell and Carroll.

A communication was read from the Police force asking for rubber coats and boots for use while on duty. Alderman Carroll moved that the Police force be furnished with rubber coats

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and that tenders be called for same at once also for fire helmets. Carried.
The following bills were recommended for payment:
G.A. Calbick, Fares 3.00
J. McLaren, Fares 3.00
W.S. Cook, Scavenger 1.00
J. Foley, Dray 1.00
M.G. McLeod, Fares 9.00
V.W. Haywood, Fares, 4.00
J. McAllister, Supplies 18.25
Van Volkenburgh, Supplies 15.85
J. Scuitto, Supplies 56.34
O.W. Ellison, Supplies 1.80
W.S. Cook, Scavenger 1.00
J. Gibson, Fares 1.00
A.D. McPherson, Dray .50
J. Clough, Fares 4.00
signed M. Costello, Chairman

On motion of Aldermen Garden and Costello the Report was adopted.

Messrs R.H. Alexander pres’t and MacGowan Sec. of Board of Trade addressed the Council re False Creek.

Alderman Garden moved
Alderman Costello seconded
That the City Engineer be instructed to have his assistant proceed to make a survey of False Creek and take soundings from the Ry Bridge easterly in accordance with the representation of the Board of Trade. Carried.

Bylaws
On motion of Aldermen Browning and Carroll, a Bylaw to amend Bylaws 79 and 103 was read a first time.

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Motions
Alderman Costello moved
Alderman Carroll seconded
That the Mayor with Aldermen Garden & McLeod be authorized and empowered to carry out the recommendation of the Crematory Committee and accept the offer of James Watt, Secretary of the Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co, to erect a crematory in the city for $6000 in accordance with his letter of May 22nd 1889 addressed to the City Clerk, and as modified in his offer to Mr. E. Mohun of Septr 12th 1889 and to provide for a site for the said erection. Carried.

Alderman Costello moved
Alderman Sentell seconded
The [sic] the tender of the Vancouver Gas Co, R. Marion manager, for connecting the Market Building with the sewer at a cost of sixty dollars be accepted. Carried.

Alderman Garden moved
Alderman Costello seconded
That the petition of H.T. Ceperley et al re sewer from Alberni to Melville Street be granted and that the Sanitary Engineer be instructed to carry on the work at once under his present arrangements with the city. Carried.

Alderman Costello moved
Alderman Fox seconded
That the Council accept with thanks the kind invitation of the B.C. Agricultural Association. Carried.

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Alderman Costello moved
Alderman Sentell seconded
That the labor acct for $103.95 for week ending Sept 27/90 be paid. Carried.

Alderman Browning moved
Alderman Costello seconded
That the Manufacturing and Trading Co. be informed that Beach Avenue will be made according to the proper grade. Carried.

On motion of Aldermen Browning and Costello the rules were suspended and a bylaw to amend bylaws 73 and 103 was read a second time.

Council then went into Committee of the Whole, Alderman Browning in the chair, and considered the bylaw clause by clause.

The bylaw was reported complete with amendments and on motion of Aldermen Browning and Costello was read a third time.

Alderman Browning moved
Alderman Garden seconded
That Bylaw No 103 be signed, sealed and engrossed. Carried.

The Market bylaw was considered in Committee of the Whole, Alderman Sentell in the chair, and was reported complete with amendments.

Alderman Costello moved
Alderman Fox seconded
That the bylaw be read a third time. Carried.

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Alderman Costello moved
Alderman Browning seconded
That the bylaw be signed sealed and engrossed. Carried.

Alderman Browning moved
Alderman Sentell seconded
That a Committee to be called a Market Committee be formed and composed of Aldermen Garden, Fox and Costello. Carried.

Alderman Costello moved
Alderman McLeod seconded
That applications be called for a Market Clerk, applications to be addressed to the Chairman of the Market Committee and to be in his hands by noon of Friday October 10th 1890. Carried.

Alderman Garden moved
Alderman Fox seconded
That Alderman Costello be granted three weeks leave of absence. Carried.

Applications and testimonials from 7 [?] applicants for the position of Chief Engineer were read.

Alderman McLeod moved
Alderman Sentell seconded
That the Council proceed to select by ballot from among the applicants. Motion lost.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole, Alderman Sentell in the chair, and after consideration reported the selection of H.B. Warren.

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Alderman Browning moved
Alderman Costello seconded
That H.B. Warren be appointed Chief Engineer of the City of Vancouver. Carried.

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

Police to monitor Vancouver’s street lighting – October 22, 1888

City Engineer must keep a separate contract book for each ward. Police men to report location and date of broken streetlights. City drains to be diverted into culverts being dug by C.P.R to reduce fouling of Burrard Inlet north of Water Street. The Chief of Police to order uniforms for policemen, mattresses and blankets for the new jail cells. (more…)