Steamer Sunbury given a $25 weekly bonus – August 15, 1892

The steamer Sunbury to be subsidized $25 per week. The City Engineer was to number streets in Fairview and Mount Pleasant consistent with the numbering north of False Creek. A plan to set aside 10 acres in Stanley Park for the future University of British Columbia was quashed by the federal (Dominion) government.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 114-121

[vol 5 pg 114]

Vancouver August 15th 1892
The Council met on Monday, August 15th 1892.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Gavin and Mills.

The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From John McKie stating that parties had camped on Beach Avenue in front of his lots. Referred to the Police Committee

From F. Astley drawing attention to the fact that one of the firemen was keeping a cigar and fruit stand.
Referred to F. W. L. Committee.

From Miss Woodward asking for leave of absence.
Referred to the Health Committee.

From E. St. Arnaud asking for a box drain on Seymour Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From N. N. Hesketh applying for the position of Sewer Inspector.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John McLaren reporting on the electric lights.
Filed.

From the Minister of Militia and Defence stating that on account of there being a dispute between the Dominion and Provincial Governments as to the ownership of Stanley Park, no action could be taken regarding the petition for ten acres for College purposes.
Filed.

From Dr. Davie through Dr. Harold enclosing instructions regarding quarantine regulations.
Filed.

[vol 5 pg 115]

The following reports were received and read:

Financial Report
The Financial Committee met on Friday, August 12th 1892.
Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan and Odlum.
It was recommended:

1. That the following accounts be paid:
Telephone Company rents $39.20
Land Registry Office Registration 5.00
Palmer Brothers Supplies 12.00
Miss Davies – Typewriting 10.60

2. That the Fire Hall on Mount Pleasant be insured for three years to the amount of $1000.00 in the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co.

3. That the communication from R. D. Pith, asking for compensation for the loss of his leg be filed.

4. That the communications from E. A. James and J. D. Henderson be referred to the City Solicitor to report upon to next meeting of the Committee.
(Signed) F. A. Anderson

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Health Report
The Health Committee met on Tuesday August 9th, 1892
Present Aldermen McGuigan, Anderson, Odlum and Gavin.

It was recommended that the following accounts be paid:
Russell McDonald and Company Supplies 37.70
Hudson’s Bay Company Supplies 6.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 28.64
I. Pruer Hack hire 5.00

[vol 5 pg 116]

A. Goldstein Supplies $34.10
Ideal Grocery Supplies 53.30
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 189.12
Hudson’s Bay Company Supplies 3.50
Russell McDonald and Co. Supplies 8.95
Palmer Brothers Supplies 21.87
…………do……do Supplies 119.50
J. L. Herreth and Company Supplies 50.86
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 104.05
Dr. Bell Irving Mental Ex. 5.00
R. C. Winch Supplies 26.75
Palmer Brothers Supplies 6.85
Russell McDonald and Company Supplies 2.55
F. W. Horn Burials 52.50
R. C. Winch Supplies 53.26
Bell Irving and Paterson Supplies 35.00
W. A. McIntosh and Company Supplies 55.68
G. Tilbury Special Constable .50

2. That the chairman of the Board of Health, the City Engineer and Health Inspector be authorized to carry to completion with as little delay as possible the additional buildings required in connection with the isolation hospital in the east-end and the other requirements in connection therewith.

3. That Shelton and Company be awarded the contract for making 34 hair mattrasses [sic] for the City Hospital at the following prices from hair as per sample:
18 lbs. Mattrasses @12.00 each
20 lbs. Mattrasses @12.75 each
22 lbs. Mattrasses @13.50 each
24 lbs. Mattrasses @14.50 each
26 lbs. Mattrasses @15.50 each
The committee reserving the right to open up and examine the quality of hair in any mattrass to ascertain if it conforms with the furnished with tender also reserving the right to fix the weight of the mattrass.

(signed) W. J. McGuigan, Chairman

[vol 5 pg 117]

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by McGuigan
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday, August 12th 1892.
Present: Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scouller

It was recommended:

1. That the communication from J. M. Browning re the erection of an awning in front of the Opera House be referred to the City Engineer.

2. That the communication from William Sudelman be filed.

3. That the communication from Crowder and Penzer in the piling of roots on their property be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

4. That the plans submitted by A. E. Carter of a brick building to be erected on lots 1 and 2, Block 26, 541 be approved subject to the following alterations:
(1) That the brick windows on the Hastings Street elevation shall not project further than those shown at end of Homer Street elevation.
(2) Also that the oriel over main entrance on Homer Street shall have the same projection as the others and shall be constructed in accordance with the fire by-law.
(3) Also that the tracings showing section and ground floor be submitted for deposit in office vault.

5. That the City Engineer figure out the best method of extending the street numbering system to Mount Pleasant and Fairview.

6. That the following tenders be accepted:

For street sprinkling – ThomasVeitch @ $4.25 per day continuous.
For clearing Grunley Street (?) 79. 50 Lump Sum

[vol 5 pg 118]

7. That the following tenders be accepted for the extension of the Sewerage System:

Section 4 Potter and .. Flith (?)………. $14,004.00 L. S.
Section 5 ….. do………..do…………………. 7,346.00 L. S.
Section 6 Boyd and Clandening 20,174.33 L. S.
Section 7 Thomas Massie & Co. 7,538.60 L. S.
Cast iron and syphons to the B. C. Ironworks as per tender.

8. That the following accounts be paid:
George Heaman, Sprinkler $370.80
Alex Taylor and J. Grant, City Shed 111. 00
George Rounsefell and Company, 7th Avenue 1260.00
W. H. Kendall, crushed rock 1142.82
Thomas Veitch, delivered crushed rock 424.48
H. Lomas et al labour 1305.25
(signed) H. L. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the report be adopted.
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to grant a bonus of $25.00 per week to the owners of the Steamer Sunbury.
Carried.

Leave granted and the By-Law introduced and read a first time.
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the By-Law be read a second time.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By- Law.
Carried.

Alderman Anderson was appointed chairman.

[vol 5 pg 119]

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as completed with amendments. The rules being suspended the By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Odlum.
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan.

Motions:

Moved by Alderman Scouller
Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the City object to pay the expenses of any Health Officer appointed by the Government to examine passengers on trains arriving or leaving Vancouver.
Motion withdrawn.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Dr. Davie, the Provincial Health Officer to ascertain his intentions regarding the payment of the officers appointed to examine trains.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the sum of $750.00 be set apart by the City in aid of a produce and poultry exhibition in Vancouver, all the money to be paid out in prizes.
Lost

Moved by Alderman Scouller
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the City Clerk get one hundred copies of the City Charter printed at once as consolidated.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the rebate on payment of taxes be extended up to the 1st of September.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Scouller
That the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Provincial Health Officer urging for him to place before the Government the pressing necessity of

[vol 5 pg 120]

and great advantage arising from setting aside ten acres of land outside the city limits of Vancouver for the purpose of erecting thereon permanent buildings suitable for nursing persons suffering from Small Pox and other infectious diseases.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Scouller
That the following labor account be paid:
W. Hooper et al Labour $190.95
Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the By-Law in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Company be read a second time.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law and Agreement in connection therewith.
Carried.

Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman.

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

Notice of Motion
Alderman Anderson gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a By-Law to fix the polling places the time and appoint Deputy Returning Officers for holding an election on the By-Law in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Company.

[vol 5 pg 121]

The Council thus adjourned.
(signed)
F. Cope
Mayor

(signed)
Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Quarantine decision delayed until tomorrow – July 27, 1892

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Series 23-A Volume 5 page 97 only

[vol 5, pg 97]

Vancouver July 27th 1892

The Council held a special meeting on Wednesday July 27th 1892.

Present Acting Mayor Anderson, Aldermen Connon, Collins, McCraney, McGuigan, Franklin and Mills.

The purpose of the meeting was to take into consideration quarantine matters but as the Mayor and City Solicitor were expected back on Thursday it was decided to adjourn until that date at 10 a.m.

New Westminster to lift smallpox quarantine on Monday – July 23, 1892

Mayor Townsend of New Westminster announced he would raise a quarantine on New Westminster Monday July 25 if other municipalities would do the same. John Brenton appointed temporary Health Inspector, Alderman Anderson as Acting Mayor.

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Series 23-A Volume 5 page 89 only

[vol 5 pg 89]

Vancouver July 23rd 1892

A special meeting of the Council was held on Satuday July 23rd 1892.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavan.

Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman.

Moved By Alderman Gavin.
Seconded by Connon.
That John Brenton be temporarily appointed Health Inspector in place of Joseph Huntly while said Huntly is in Victoria.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Alderman Gavin
That Alderman Anderson act as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Cope.
Carried

Mayor Townsend of New Westminster was present and informed the Council of his intention to raise the quarantine in his city on Monday next if other cities act in conjunction.

The meeting then adjourned.

Council unanimously backs smallpox quarantine against Victoria – July 22, 1892

Council unanimously backs Mayor Fred Cope’s announced smallpox quarantine. Mayors of other municipalities to be contacted to join the quarantine formed by Vancouver and New Westminster.

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Series 23-A Volume 5 page 88 only

[vol 5 pg 88]

Vancouver July 22nd 1892
A special meeting of the Council was held on Friday July 22nd 1892.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Mills.
Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman.

A report was received from the Health Inspector on the Small Pox cases.
Filed

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Anderson
That the Council of the City of Vancouver assembled do hereby place on record their entire and unaltered approval of the action taken by Mayor Cope in the protection of the public health and the prevention of the introduction of Small Pox from points where the prevalence of the disease has warranted this and other municipalities within the province to declare a quarantine against Victoria.
Carried
The Council then adjourned

The following resolution should be in the minutes of the previous meeting:

Moved by Alderman Mc Craney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the Mayor communicate at once with the Reeves of each of the municipalities in the N. W. District asking them to co-operate with this City and New Westminster in enforcing the quarantine against Victoria or other infected parts.
Carried

Labour Day to be granted as public holiday – July 18, 1892

Labour Day to be granted as public holiday – July 18, 1892

Labour Day (August 11 in 1892) to be granted as a public holiday. The Board of Health empowered to buy a site for a separate Chinese “pest house” (isolation hospital) within the City limits. City to ask the provincial government to enforce the Public Health Act, as one case of smallpox has already been found in Hastings Townsite.

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Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 81-87

[vol 5 pg 81]

Vancouver July 18th1892

The Council met on Monday, July 18th 1892.

Present: His Worship, The Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum Mills and Gavin.

The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

The following Communications were received and read:

From A.L. St. George, stating that Dr. Brydone-Jack had no authority to render any account to the City on behalf of Mrs. Dockendorf.

Filed

From W.J. Brewer stating that it would only be necessary to slash and burn the trees in 182 instead of close cutting.

Referred to the B. of Works

From H. Abbott stating that he thought $10.00 a month would be a sufficient charge for the water at the Chinese passenger shed.

Referred to F.W & Light. Committee

From F.A. Round et al asking for the grading of Grove and Crescent Streets

Referred to the Board of Works

From A.M. Beattie and W. Bailey asking for a grant from Council in aid of a Poultry and Produce Exhibition

Referred to the Finance Committee

From MH Fraser giving an order on the City in favor of Nelson Carter

Moved by Alderman Connon

Seconded by Alderman Franklin

That the Communication be filed

Carried

From D.A. MacPherson of the Department of Public Works, Ottawa, asking the City to show how the extension of the Streets to the Water would be a sanitary advantage.

Referred to the Board of Works

From J.J. Dougan drawing attention to the fact the contractor who opened the lane in Block 91.196 had piled rocks etc. on his lot.

Referred to the Board of Works

[vol 5 pg 82

From the City Auditor submitting Report for May and also report on school accounts

Filed

From J. Franks et al complaining about a hog nuisance on Carrall Street

Referred to the Health Inspector for attention

From Geo Gagen, Secy of the Trades & Labor Council asking that the 11th August Labor Day be proclaimed a Public holiday

Moved by Alderman Connon

Seconded by Alderman Franklin

That his request be granted

Carried

From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights

Filed

From W.E. Johnstone stating that he had not yet been paid for WH Gallagher’s lot on Powell Street which was purchased by the City

Referred to the City Solicitor

The following Reports were received and read

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, July 14th, 1892.

Present: Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Franklin, Gavin and Scoullar

It was recommended

1.That his Board does not hold itself responsible for any claims that D. McDermaid may have against Nelson Carter, the subcontractor on the hospital

2. That the communication from Fleming Robinson complaining about roots etc being piled on his lots on Quebec Street be referred to the Street Inspector for attention

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to notify J.D. Townley to the effect that the Board cannot see his company from its way clear to exempt his company from paying the frontage tax on the right of way on Carrall Street. That the triangular piece donated by the company to the City is exempt and further

[vol 5 pg 83]

that the City Unreadable be requested to ask the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. for the deed of said triangular strip donated to the City for use as a site for Public fountain

4. That the communication from H.V. Edwards re the piling of Stumps etc on his lots on Quebec Street be referred to the Street Inspector for attention

5.That the City Clerk be instructed to notify the owners of Lots in Block 27.184 to have the same cleared Standing timber

6. That the Plan submitted by CE Hope of a building to be erected on Lot11, Block 33,541 be approved and that he be requested to furnish the City Engineer’s office with a tracing or blue print in accordance with the resolution for deposit in vault

7. That the following tenders be accepted:
7th Av. Grading, Geo F. Rounsfell $7360.
Hastings St. E., Gibbons & Myers 1900.
Lanes 16 & 72,196 , FM Thomas 199.
Gore Av. Box drain, W. Jones 24 cts per l ft.
Lane Block 41,196 Box drain, Gibbons & Myers 36 “
Log culvert West Av & 9th Ave., W. Jones $1.50 per per l ft.
6th Ave 3 plank sidewalk, E.C. Britton 103/4 per l ft.

8. That tenders be called for the following work up to July 28th, 1892 at noon
(a) Dufferin St. Grading 30 ft. wide from Westminster Av. to Ontario St.
Comox St. grading full width from Burrard to Bute By Day Works
Georgia St.: make a drainage and improve in accordance with year’s estimates.
Westminster Av. Raise up to permanent grade
Powell Street Grade narrow width two blocks east of Victoria Street
Abbott Street: Lower the drain so as to drain away the from Lot 119.20 & 21 Block 28 and from Lot 16 Block 4 O.G.T.

9. That the following accounts be paid:
N. Straube, Sharpening Saws

[vol 5 pg 84]

Evans, Coleman & Evans Unreadable $8.00
Thos Veitch, Delivering rock 428.22
WH Randall Delivering rock 1270.88
Gurney Cabs Cab Hire 2.50
E.C. Britton Barclay St. 276.15
E.Shergold Framing 1.50
D.H. Morgan, 8th Av. 498.48
do do Manitoba St. 540.00
Sgd. H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Gavin
That the Report be adopted
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday, July 15th, 1892
Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan, Mills, and Odlum
It was recommended!
That the following accounts be paid:
P.C. Campbell, Hospital Site $3800.00
Telephone Co. Rent 42.05
F.W. Hart: Rent of Tables etc. 3.50
Ian Carriage Works, Fixing Press 1.50
C.W. Murray, Arbitration fees 50.00
School Grant 5000.00

2. That J.B Henderson’s claim for damages in connection with the location of the pest houses be referred to the City Engineers.

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the purchase of the Debentures recently authorized to the issued, such tenders to be received up to Monday, August 15th at noon
Sgd. R.A. Anderson
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the time for receiving the Debentures be extended two weeks.
Carried Lost

[vol 5 pg 85]

Yea, Scoullar, Franklin, and Gavin
Nay, Anderson, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Mills & Connon

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Connon
That the Report be adopted and read
Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday, July 12th, 1892
Present: Aldermen McGuigan, Odlum, Gavin and Collins
It was recommended:
1.That the following accounts be paid:
Atkins & Atkins, Supplies $100.23
G.I Wilson, Supplies 9.33
G.H. Allan Supplies 7.25
J.P. Blake Supplies 7.55
W.A. McIntosh Supplies 42.38
Champion & Scavenging 20.00
G.H. Jones Supplies 20.50
D.J. McLean Supplies 34.75
Ian Gurney Cab Co. Trip 8.50
Palmer Bros. Supplies 1.80
Fraser & Co. Supplies 18.87
F.W.Hart Supplies 28.50
R. Clark Supplies 97.50
W.D. Brydone Jack. Med Attendance 10.00
R.F. Robinson, Assisting grave digger 1.25
Cunningham & Co. Supplies 33.80
G.H. Jones Supplies 13.50
ThPDunn & Co. Supplies 3.15
M.A. Harvey Supplies 72.50
G.R. Gordon Supplies 3.50
A.M. Bell Supplies 3.65
Cheapside Clothing House Supplies 21.75
Herrett & Co. Supplies 31.45
John McDowell Supplies 3.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry, Washing 48.30
B.C. M.I. & I Co. Supplies 1.84
O’Rourke & Jervis Supplies 39.45
ThPDunn & Co. Supplies .36
Dr. Bell-Irving, Mental Ex 5.00

[vol 5 pg 86]

C. Nelson Supplies $34.35
McDonald BrP Unreadable 1.50
SBurton & Co Supplies 10.25
J.P Blake Supplies 3.60
R.C. Winch Supplies 41.25
Val Straube Supplies .75
A.M. Robertson Evidence 8.00

2. That the Mayor be requested to proclaim a quarantine against Victoria

3. That F.A. Cum Yow be informed that the Council has no power to purchase a site for a pest house to be used by Chinese outside City limits

4. That the Communications from Tupper Thomson, Mrs. Gorman, and E. Osborne be filed
Sgd. by W.J. McGuigan
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the Report be adopted
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Anderson
That the matter of preparing an agreement to charter a steamer to run from Vancouver to Chilliwack be referred to the Finance Committee to report to Council
Carried

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the Mayor be empowered to arrange a further overdraft in the Bank of B.C. for $5000.00
Carried

Resolved
That the question of constructing a Chinese Pest house on the City site be referred to the Board of Health with power to act: Ca

[vol 5 pg 87]

Moved by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman McCraney

That the Medical Health Officer of the Province be requested to at once enforce the regulation passed under the Public Health Act at Hastings Townsite as a case of Small Pox has already broken out there and at present, there is nothing to prevent any travelers from an infected locality landing at Hastings without being examined before landing or the freight disinfected.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the following account be paid
Alex Carlstone, for Water Pipes $3592.08
Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the following account be paid:
H. Lomas et al, Labor $1017.35
Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the amendments to the Liquor License By-Law be read a 3rd time.

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Collins
Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the By-Law be read six months’ hence
Carried
Board then adjourned

RA Anderson
Acting Mayor

Th. McGuigan
City Clerk

Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892

Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892

Special Meeting to appoint municipal health officer, to appoint the new hospital as a quarantine facility, and to notify the C.P.R. that no goods could come ashore until they were “thoroughly disinfected”.

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[vol 5 pg 80]

Vancouver July 13th 1892

A special meeting of the Council was held on
Wednesday, July 13th 1892

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon,
Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Gavin

That Dr. Harold be temporarily appointed Municipal Health Officer at a total salary of $20.00 per day including his present duties in order to carry out the regulations issued by the Lieutenant Governor passed on the 11th of July 1892.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Collins

That the new hospital be used as a quarantine for suspects.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan

That the C.P.R. Co. be notified that no goods will be allowed to come ashore until they are thoroughly disinfected.
Carried

F. Cope
Mayor

F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Portuguese Joe to get $150 compensation – January 14, 1889

Ex-Alderman Alexander and Mr. McKay made Park commissioners. Extra police payroll of $142 was paid to enforce the quarantine. Portuguese Joe (José Gonsalves) will get $150 for destruction of personal property in quarantine facility at Brockton Point. Fire, Water and Light Committee form a subcommittee to review street lighting.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 638-646

[volume 2 page 638]

Vancouver January 14th 1889

The Council met on Monday January 14th 1889 at 7:30 P. M.

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

The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From Whittier and Cramer asking permission to erect a Barber’s Pole on Carrall Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From Wm. Hamilton asking for an increase of salary. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From Drake, Jackson and Helmcken on behalf of David Vandusen claiming damages for injuries sustained on Hastings Street. Referred to City Solicitor.

From L. G. McPhillips on behalf of Roderick Ross claiming damages for injuries sustained on Burrard St. Referred to City Solicitor.

From J. Mc B. Smith, Provincial Auditor sending in statement of the amount due the Provincial Government for the support of the Vancouver Schools the amount due being $607.99. Referred to Finance Committee.

[volume 2 page 639]

From the Hon. John Robson, Provincial Secretary notifying Council that the roads at the North Arm were under contract and that they only awaited the receipt of the working plan of the Bridges to commence their construction. Filed.

From Jose Gonsalves claiming $741.27 compensation for property destroyed at Brockton Point under Quarantine Regulations. Filed.

From Messrs A.G. Ferguson and H.P. McCraney resigning their positions as Park Commissioners. Filed.

From Fader Bros. Milling Co making a proposition for the planking of Granville Streets South. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Messrs Mathieson, Cotton and Trythall protesting against the awarding of the City Printing to the World Printing and Publishing Co on the grounds that they had no plant. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Millar M.D. asking what By-Law he had contravened. Referred to the City Solicitor.

From F. X. Martin, drawing the attention of Council to the tenders for the Supplying of General Groceries and asking for a reconsideration. Referred to the Finance Committee.

[volume 2 page 640]

Accounts

The following accounts were read and referred to their respective Committees:

News Advertiser $31.20
World Printing and Publishing Co 13.50
A. W. Wright 14.70
M. Berry 3.00
Robertson & Co. 347.00
Cum Yow 15.00
J. McAllister 8.80
Brown & White 45.00
Robt Robertson 22.75
F. X. Martin 56.26
Campbell & Martin 17.40
Hayes & McIntosh 43.49
Jacob Sehl 5.65
J. Wolfe 8.00
J. Sehl 17.55
J. Sehl 7.25
A. Larwell 84.50
Wm. Williams 83.00
J. Moran 11.25
J. Scuitto 10.55
Hastings Saw Mill Co. 20.00
C. Lewis 1.00
W. C. Haywood 3.00
Queen Bros. 38.00
Moodyville Saw Mill Co. 4.50
J. S. Clute 10.18
W. S. Cook 10.00
Frank Wiss 42.70
Dr. Bell-Irving 5.00
John Johnson 2.00
Henry Avison 60.00
Bell-Irving & Johnson 20.00
I. Miller 1.75

[volume 2 page 641]

VanVolkenburgh & Bros. 13.50
Starrett & Leatherdale 5.00
J. Robinson .50 cents
G. I. Wilson 5.25
S. T. Tilley 8.25
H. McDowell & Co. 1.25
L. W. Haywood 11.00
Electric Ill Co. 396.90
Thos. Dunn & Co. 121.38
Telephone Co. 107.00
W. J. Taylor 45.00
S. T. Tilley 37.15
Bell-Irving & Johnson 25.00
John Scuitto 29.20
H. A. Berry & Co. 2.00
C. P. R. Co. 265.00
McLennan & McFeely 103.95
Wm. Power 110.00
E. S. Scoullar & Co. 40.50
W. D. Ferris 9.60
J. Stevens & Son 6.00
C. P. Tel Co. 25 cts
Davidson Bros. 38.50
John Abrams 10.00
Dr. McGuigan 10.00
Charles Nelson 36.88
F. W. Hart 9.00
Woodworth & Co. 40.00
Palmer Bros. 30.00
R. C. Winch 4.15
Palmer Bros. 20.00
A. Godfrey & Co. 16.75

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Reports

Finance No 1

The first meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Friday January 10th 1889 at 8 P.M. Alderman Salsbury being appointed Chairman.

Tenders

Tenders for the furnishing of Supplies and for printing and advertising for the year 1889 were received and considered and awarded to the lowest tenderers as follows:-

Coal & Wood
Palmer Bros.
Feed
Henderson Bros & Co.
Bread
John Scuitto
Meat
VanVolkenburgh & Bros
Milk
Hamilton Eligh
Groceries
John Scuitto
Burial of Pauper Dead
W. J. Taylor
Printing & Advertising
The World Printing & Publishing Co.
Green Groceries
R. L. Winch

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Brewer.

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

F. W. & L. No 1

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday January 9th 1889 and appointed Alderman Isaac Oppenheimer, Chairman and fixed the regular day of meeting on Wednesday of each week at 2 P. M.

A Committee consisting of Aldermen McConnell, Brighouse and Whetham were appointed to investigate where additional Street Lights are required and where it is necessary to increase the candle power of the lights.

The fire engineer was instructed to repair the coal boxes at the different lands throughout the City so as to prevent the coal from being stolen therefrom.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Horne. That the report of the Fire, Water & Light Committee be adopted. Carried.

Health No 1

Your Committee beg to report as follows:

1. That they met on Tuesday evening the 9th inst and unanimously appointed

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Alderman Lefevre chairman for the current year.

2. That they have fixed the regular days of meeting for the transaction of business by this Committee for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each and every month during the year.

3. That the claim of Portuguese Joe for loss of property sustained by him by burning in quarantine at Brockton Point was duly considered and while not admitting any legal liability on the part of this City we deem it expedient that Portuguese Joe be tendered $150.00 in full satisfaction for said losses and that the City Solicitor be instructed to draft the necessary receipt for same.

The Board then adjourned to Tuesday next the 15th inst at 8 P.M.

Sgd., J. M. Lefevre, Chairman

A Special Meeting of the Board of Health was called by his Worship the Mayor on Friday the 11th inst at 2 P.M. to consider what steps it would be advisable to take concerning the quarantined Steamship “Premier” upon her arrival at this City.

A full Board was present and it was unanimously decided to uphold the terms of our Public Health By-Law and the Medical Health Officer of the City was instructed to carry out fully the powers vested in him by said

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By-Law and the Chief of Police was instructed to place at his command a sufficient force to enable him to carry his instructions into effect.

His Worship the Mayor was requested to at once communicate with the Minister of Agriculture in relation to the unusual proceedings connected with the quarantine of the Steamship Premier. Collector of Customs Bowell was present at our deliberations by invitation of the Mayor and Board of Health.

The Meeting then adjourned.

Sgd. J. M. Lefevre, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Horne. That Ex-Alderman Alexander be appointed one of the Park Commissioners. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Lefevre. That Mr. McKay be appointed one of the Park Commissioners. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That Aldermen Horne and McConnell be appointed Park Commissioners. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Pay Roll for Special Police appointed to act for quarantine purposes amounting to $142.00 be accepted and paid. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Lefevre gave notice that he would at next meeting of Council move a resolution that the Finance Committee be authorized to place in their estimates for the current year, a sum to enable his worship the Mayor to entertain distinguished visitors who may visit us and to assist him in paying the many other expenses appertaining to his office as Chief Magistrate.

The Council then adjourned.

M. Lefevre, Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

City hospital now in operation – October 15, 1888

City hospital informally opened Sept 22 with only one ward operative. Visiting hours Wednesdays and Sundays only between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Citizens object to council’s “irregular” election of hospital medical staff. James Hartney to be compensated $280 for his property destroyed while he was quarantined. (more…)