Kendal’s crushed rock no longer wanted – May 21, 1894

Some Ward 5 ratepayers objected to splitting the ward in two. Some cattle on Lulu Island were infected with Big Jaw. City Engineer Thomas Tracy gave an estimate of the value of the plant and property of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co, which the City of Vancouver was thinking of taking over. Though Tracy estimated the value at $535,100, the city was only going to offer $380,000. The Board of Works and the Finance Committee were both dissatisfied with the gravel supplied by Mr. Kendal: he was asked to supply three more scows to the city wharf and then cease delivery.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 81 – 91

Illustration: Cityy of Vancouver Archives
AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-1031
The rock crusher at Little Mountain Quarry, 1908

[Volume 6 page 81]

Vancouver May 22nd 21st 1894

The Council met on Monday May 21st 1894 at 8 P.M.

Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From H. Abbott submitting a subscription list for signature to send Mr & Mrs Wills and family to England and asking for additional aid from the Council

Moved by Alderman C,L. Brown,

Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the sum of $60.00 be granted for the object. Carried

From J.R. Anderson of the Department of Agriculture, Victoria giving the names of the parties on Lulu Island whose Cattle were affected with big Jaw.

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Richmond Council and inform them of the state of affairs and ask them to take steps to prevent the spread of the disease otherwise the Council will be compelled in self protection to exclude all milk arriving from Lulu Island. Carried

From M.C. McClean, Secretary of the Ward 5 Ratepayers Association expressing disapproval for dividing Ward 5. Filed.

From the City Clerk of Victoria sending copies of correspondence re the grant for the lepers

[Volume 6 page 82]

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the City Clerk be instructed to send copies of the correspondence to the Minister of Agriculture and ask for an explanation. Carried

From Messrs Innes & Richards offering the lots in front of the hospital for $7500.00

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Chairman of the Finance committee be authorized to close the deal on the best terms obtainable. Carried

From the Police Magistrate asking to be furnished with the names of the witnesses etc on the Police Engineer’s Investigation

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden

Seconded by “ Franklin

That a short hand writer be engaged for the investigation Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ McDowell

That a sum not exceeding $100.00 be furnished to pay the expenses of furnishing witnesses etc for the investigation. Carried

From the License Inspector submitted certain recommendations from the Licensing Board regarding the fees of shop or Retail Licenses

Laid on the Table for one week

From Mrs. E.H. Alexander etal asking the City to purchase Block 54.196 for Park purposes.

Referred to the Finance Committee

[Volume 6 page 83]

From Cruden & Robinson asking for the payment of expense incurred by them through change of grade on Princess Street

Referred to the Board of Trade

From A.M. Beattie regarding the alterations of the limit of butcher shops.

Referred to the Police Committee City Solicitor

From J.A. Coldwell asking for permission to erect a refreshment stand on Lot 14.B.64.185

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That permission be granted. Carried

From Wulffsohn and Bewicke asking that a fence be replaced at the corner of Burrard & Alberni Sts which fell through change of grade.

Referred to the Board of Works.

The following Reports were received and read:-

Street Railway Committee

The Special Committee on Street Railway purchase met this Monday Afternoon May 21st 1894.

Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Shaw, McDowell and McCraney

The City Engineer submitted the following report on Value and condition of the plant as requested as follows viz:-

To the Mayor and Aldermen

Of the City of Vancouver.

Gentlemen

I herewith submit an estimate of the plant and property of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co Valued as a “running concern”

[Volume 6 page 84}

but not including anything for the cost of preliminary organization or superindentures of construction and other expenses which would probably amount to 5% of the cost.

I have not added anything for the value of the franchise which in a growing city like Vancouver would be eventually be very valuable to an outside purchaser and even to the City would have some value in doing away with the principal cause of disputes and friction with the street Railway as to the keeping up and repair of the streets and tracks. It is only fair to state that the electrical and other machinery is in exceptionally good condition and creditable to the men in charge.

I have the honor to be

Gentlemen

Your obedient Servant

sgd Thos H. Tracy

City Engineer

Estimate of Value

Real Estate

Lot 1 Block 5.196 Corner of Powell St & Westminster Av. $18.000

Lots 11 to 15 occupied by Car & Power House.

Wharf and Coal Shed

Lots 18 & 19 on Keefer Street near Power House

Parks Lots 40 & 41 Block 29.541 with brick

Building

Buildings. Foundations etc. 25.000

Boilers & Engines, Steam & Smoke pipe connections

Feeder, heating belting shafting pullies etc 34.000

Fire protection and water supply 800

Machine shop equipment 3600

Street Railway generators 17000

Tracks, turnouts, corners etc 92.000

[Volume 5 page 85]

Cars & attachments, 10 in all $37.000

Arc lighting plant 43.000

Incandescent “ 44.000

Station equipment 3250

Supplies 15250

Sundries 2200

Total $535,100

It is recommended by the Committee that the Council submit a By-Law to the ratepayers for their approval for the sum of $410,000 for the purchase of all the assets of the Company and the bondholders. Three hundred and eighty thousand dollars being the purchase price and thirty thousand for loss on sale of debentures.

Sgd Wm Brown

Chairman

The Report was adopted and the City Solicitor instructed to prepare a By-Law for the purchase of the Railway on motion of Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Shaw.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 18th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden & Wm Brown.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

News.Advertiser. Advertisements $23.52

“ “ Binding 13.50

City Printing Works supplies 13.50

Knight & Co. “ 1.10

A St. G. Hamersly Remittance to London, Eng.

Communications

From the Manager of the Bank of Montreal stating that the City’s note for $10,000 would fall due on the 27th next Laid Over

[Volume 6 page 86]

From Major Townley asking for a grant of $500.00 in aid of a military demonstration in Vancouver on the 1st of July.

Resolved

That the sum asked for be granted.

Resolved

That as the resolution of the Council regarding the delivery of crushed rock is not being carried out this Committee desires to place on record that they are not prepared to furnish funds for rock delivered in any other portion of the City.

Resolved

That the City Hospital be reinsured for 3 years for $6000.00 in the companies represented by Messrs Powis & Whitehead, and A.C. Stirreth each to receive $3000.00

sgd W.F. Salsbury

Chairman

Moved by Alderman MCCraney

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Clause in reference to crushed rock be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Salsbury

That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday May 15th 1894

Present – Aldermen Queen, Wm Brown, Bethune and McPhaiden

[Volume 6 page 87]

The Foreman’s reports for the weeks ending May 8th and May 14th were received and filed.

Resolved that the water mains on the North side be lowered and covered as recommended by the foreman

Resolved that a water main pipe be laid to the crematory

Resolved that the foreman’s salary be fixed at $75.oo per month to date from April 25th next.

Resolved that a 6’ pipe be laid on Quebec St to 11th Av with hydrant and the necessary pope on 11th Av to reach houses.

Resolved that the water main be extended along 7th Av beyond the Alexandria Hospital to reach houses.

Resolved that two dolphins be placed on North side of Narrows, one on either side of pipe piles to be shod & coppered.

The following accounts were recommended for payment

Van Gas Co Gas $1.25

McLennan & McFeely Supplies 20.20

B.C. Mills “ 2.20

Hooper etal. Labor 319.80

Welsh Bros. “ 20.90

W.A. McIntosh & Co “ .75

W Hunt “ 18.90

Creamer & Langley “ 3.42

F.Filion “ 4.31

Wm Thurston & Son “ 1.00

Chas Nelson “ 1.70

Thos Veitch Teaming 14.48

John Boyd & Co Supplies 11.42

James Foster Repairs 4.05

Creamer & Langley “ .45

Market Hardware Co “ 3.55

B.C. Iron Works “ 242.72

sgd Wm Brown. Chairman

[Volume 5 page 88]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Report be adopted.

Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on 17th May 1894.

Present – Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Franklin, Queen & Shaw.

Correspondence.

From James Hartney etal asking that the east end of Powell Street as far as the City Limits be macadamized and made passaible

Referred to the Street Inspector for attention

From Mrs R.H. Payne asking whether it is the intention of the Board to put the sidewalk in front of Lot 25 B90196 out 6 feet from the fence line and also asking for permanent grades.

Resolved that Mrs Payne be notified that the intention of the Board is to ultimately move the sidewalk 6 feet out.

From Mrs J.A. McAlpine asking for a sidewalk on the corner of Hamilton & Robson Streets

Granted as soon as there are funds

From John Grant asking that stones, stumps etc in front of his house on Robson Street near Nicola Street be removed.

Referred to the officer of the chain gang for attention

From J.M.A. Toole, submitting an account of $118.00 for alterations made at his store on Hastings St necessitated by the change of grade.

[Volume 5 page 89]

Resolved that he be offered the sum of $58.00 in full and final settlement of his claim

Resolved,

That the street inspector be instructed to attend to the necessary repairs of the sidewalk on Cordova Street; also to see to the street and culvert on 8th av east of Centre Street at Lots 13 & 14, B311, 526 so that the surface water will run off.

That W.H. Kendall, the present contractor for crushed rock be notified to send 3 scow loads to False Creek for use in necessary repairs to South Granville Street and then he is to stop delivery altogether

The following tenders for street sweeping were received and opened:-

Keil & Ker $7.25 for each sweeping

J. Carnahan 9.00 “ “ “

R. Thorburn 5.50 “ “ “

Champion & White 5.00 “ “ “

D.A. Campbell 9.50” “ “

Thos Veitch 7.25 “ “ “

J. Allen 9.75 “ “ “

Resolved

That the tender of Champion & White at $5.00 for each night’s sweeping be recommended for acceptance.

The following accounts were recommended for payment

D. Gibbons Ash St $3.07

W.H. Kendall Crushed rock. $1528.38

W.S. Cook Del “ “ 591.90

Godfrey & Co Supplies 21.00

Market Hardware Store supplies .75

Evans Coleman & Evans “ 30.40

Leamy & Kyle “ 234.86

[Volume 6 page 90]

Martin Kelly, Curb & Gutter Stores $917.55

Geo Pratley Express .50

Resolved

That the Board stands adjourned until 2:30 p.m. on Friday the 25th next on account of Thursday next being a public holiday.

sgd H.P. McCraney

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ Shaw

That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-Law to provide by way of the Debentures the sum of $60.000 for street improvements. Carried

The By-Law was then made a first time

Moved by Alderman Shaw

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the By-Law to raise funds by way of Debentures for the purchase of the Island properly and assets of the Vancouver Electric and Light Co be read a first time. Carried

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.

[Volume 6 page 91]

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the City Clerk be authorized to call for tenders for firemen’s uniforms to be in by Monday May 28th at 4 P.M. Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ Queen

That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law to replace By-Law No 22. Carried

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

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Franklin seconded by Alderman Wm. M. and ordered to be signed sealed and gazetted.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the By-Law to amend the Trades License By-Law be read a second time. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ Queen

That the By-Law to raise by way of Debentures the sum of $60,000 for street improvements be read a second time. Carried

The By-Law was accordingly read a second time

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Shaw.

That the Street Railway purchase By-Law be read a second time

Notice of Motion

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to authorize the conveyance to the C.P.R Co of the piece of land occupied by the railway track surrounding Powell Street and Sugar Refinery

The Council then adjourned R.A. Anderson

Mayor

Thos McGuigan

City Clerk

Richmond hedges on its bridge contribution – June 10, 1889

Municipality of Richmond’s position regarding its financial responsibility toward the construction of a bridge between Vancouver and Richmond “is noted with much surprise and regret by this Board” (see minutes from April 15, 1889). City purchased one horse at a cost of $300

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 37-43

[volume 3 page 37]

Vancouver June 10th 1889

The Council met on Monday, June 10th 1889 at 7:30 P. M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Diplock & Co et al, Starrett and Leatherdale et al, The Vancouver Board of Trade and J. W. Simmolt et al praying that certain clauses be eliminated from By-Law No 79. Referred to License Committee.

From Thos. Stephenson, submitting an offer for sprinkling the streets. Filed.

From the Vancouver Board of Trade asking the Council to make an appropriation for advertising the advantages of Vancouver. Filed.

From the Clerk of the Municipality of Richmond returning resolution sent by the Vancouver Council re the Bridges across the North Arm. Filed.

Reports

Works No 16

The Board of Works met on Thursday

[volume 3 page 38]

June 6th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne.

We beg to recommend:

1. That Messrs Boyd and Clandening be awarded the contract for the gravelling of Westminster Road to the City Boundary at $2.10 per cubic yard for North Arm gravel.

2. That contractors who have excavations to make be allowed 10 cts per cubic yard until Seymour, Hastings, Richards and Homer Streets are filled up to grade or until further notice.

3. That Mr. Abbott be communicated with advising him that we are about to gravel Granville Street extension South of False Creek and ask him to put that road in proper condition by crowning and drawing it before the gravel is laid.

4. That suspension rods on False Creek Bridge be tightened.

5. That Howe Street be put in condition for horse racing on the 1st of July.

6. That the City Hall fence be painted and the windows repaired and frosted.

7. That Campbell Avenue be graded from Hastings Street to Princess Street as the excavations are necessary for Hastings Street extension estimated cost $650.00.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

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

[volume 3 page 39]

Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the City Treasurer be authorized to pay John Cameron $300.00 being purchase price of horse for the Fire Department and H. Blyth et al for street work $63.50. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Engineer be instructed to make out an estimate of the cost and the work required on the cemetery road from the city boundary to the cemetery and report at next Council meeting if possible. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That whereas owing to the increasing population of the City the present number of police is not sufficient to patrol the City.

Be it therefore resolved that two additional members be appointed according to the rules governing the force. Referred to the Finance Committee.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Clark. That a Committee be appointed to take into consideration the erection of a Market building and report to this council at its next meeting. Carried.
His Worship appointed Alderman Clark, Horne and McConnell to act as the Committee.

[volume 3 page 40]

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Fire, Water & Light Committee be authorized to purchase six Flexible Branches, One hose wagon and 2,000 feet of hose. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That to avoid loss of time in arriving at a decision in regard to the street sprinkling the matter be left to the discretion of the Board of Works to make such contract for watering such streets as to them may seem in the best interests of the City. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Salsbury. Whereas by a resolution of the Council passed on the 15th day of April AD 1889 referring to the arrangements made for the construction of Granville Street Bridge by this City and the making of certain roads and the construction of bridges across the North Arm of the Fraser River by the C. P. R. Co and the Municipality of Richmond respectively, the attention of said municipality was called by said resolution to the fact that this City had fulfilled its part of the aforesaid agreement and that said Municipality had not done what it agreed to do at a meeting between delegates from the Council of said Municipality from the C. P. R. Co and a Committee of this Council in January 1888.

And whereas the Council of said Municipality by resolution refused to receive the said resolution of this Council for

[volume 3 page 41]

reasons set forth at length in the resolution of said Council of Richmond.

And whereas it is true that, though in said resolution of said Council of Richmond, it is alleged that no definite arrangement was made by it with this City or with the said C. P. R. Co. but that only a conditional agreement was made by said Council.

And whereas it is true that at the meeting of Delegates aforesaid, the Delegates from Richmond mentioned the sum of $20,000 as the probable cost of said bridges of which the Provincial Government, it was alleged, would bear one half.

And whereas it was understood by the Delegates from this City and from the C. P. R. Co. that it was the true intent of the agreement with said Municipality of Richmond that the said bridges were to be built at whatever cost by said Municipality with such aid as it might be able to obtain from the Provincial Government and that the City of Vancouver would build the Granville Street Bridge and so constructing the agreement made at the meeting aforesaid, though the delegates for this City mentioned 13 to $18,000 as the sum it would expend in the construction of Granville Street Bridge; still feeling that the City was pledging itself through its Delegates to said Municipality of Richmond to build the bridge at any cost, this Council paid $22, 000 for the construction of same in order to act up to the spirit of its understanding with said Municipality of Richmond.
And whereas in accordance with an arrangement made at said meeting of delegates, this Council

[volume 3 page 42]

petitioned the Provincial Government to make a grant in aid of the works which said Municipality agreed to perform and His Worship the Mayor and several members of this Board in their private capacities as well as the Board of Trade of Vancouver have used their best efforts to procure such aid from said Government and have continued and are continuing such efforts to the present time, and in view of these facts the allegation contained in the said resolutions of the Council of Richmond that this Council acted rather as an enemy than a friend is noted with much surprise and regret by this Board.

Be it therefore resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen in Council assembled that this Board will always be ready to render every assistance in its power in furthering any project which may have for its object the development of the resources of the Province and this District in particular and as an evidence of its good faith in so doing, it expended almost double the sum anticipated by it when it entered into the agreement with the C. P. R. Co and the Municipality of Richmond.

And be it further resolved that this Board sincerely regrets the tone of the resolution of said Municipality just read and hopes that the Council of the same will on more mature deliberation acquit the Council of this City of any motives either selfish or numerical to the progress of its Sister Corporation.

And be it further resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Council of said Municipality informing it of the feelings of this Council respecting said resolution. Carried.

[volume 3 page 43]

Notice of Motion

Alderman McConnell gave notice that he would at the next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law for the purpose of regulating the erection of telegraph poles, telephone poles and electric light poles in the different streets and lanes in the City of Vancouver.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver wants lighthouse at First Narrows, bridge to Richmond – February 6, 1888

Vancouver wants lighthouse at First Narrows, bridge to Richmond – February 6, 1888

Two requests to federal government: (1) to build lighthouse at First Narrows (now Lions Gate) because of large increase in vessels, and  (2)  for permission to build Granville Bridge to ultimately connect to North Arm of the Fraser River.

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland

and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 189-198

[vol 2 page 189]

Vancouver Feb 6th 1888,

The Council met on Monday February 6th 1888 at 7:30 P.M.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion and Oppenheimer.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From L.A. Hamilton asking Council to take steps towards fixing permanent boundaries for lots in old Granville Townsite.

Referred to the Board of Works and City Solicitor with power to act;

From L.A. Hamilton informing Council that it was the intention of the property owners along Beach Avenue to have same cleared at once and asking them to carry out the plans of the Park Road as laid down by the last Council. Referred to the Board of Works.

From D McCallum asking Council to reconsider Scavenger tenders. Referred to Board of Health.

From Robert Barker and others asking for the reinforcement

[vol2 page 190]

of Drake Street between Granville and Homer Streets. Referred to the Board of Works.

From L.L. Black, City Solicitor re Cole’s Building. Laid over for one week.

From E. Mohun, Submitting cost of increased Sewerage. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken asking for a list of moneys paid Messrs Dunn & Ferguson on account of Wm Harkins. Referred to the City Solicitor to instruct treasurer in the matter.

From Hospital Steward complaining of being sick. Filed

From H. I. Scurry et al , praying Council to pass a By-Law Compelling a Strict observance of the Sabbath. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From Geo Baldwin, Assessment Commissioner, Submitting Assessment Roll for 1888.

Accounts

The following accounts were read and referred to their proper committees.

[vol 2 page 191]

Wm. Hamilton $2.50
Wm Beavis $3.70
Kenneth Campbell & Co. $11.06
L. W. Haywood $13.50
Royal City Mills $2.12
Thos Allen $22.00
W. G Alcock $29.00r
News Advertiser $25.20
J. H. Carlisle $22.50
H. McDonnell & Co $7.80
A. C. Thicke $3.50
Woodaman & Edgar $2.10
W. K. Williamson $30.00
Hayes & McIntosh $9.54
B. B. Skinner $28.00
F. X. Martin $44.80
Canadian Pacific Tel. Co. $1.90
Thomson Bros $12.85
Vancouver Wine Co. $3.00
John Clough $4.50
Charles Nelson $10.05
Lye & Co $4.55
John Scuitto $14.54
C. P. Telegraph Co. $2.65
Campbell & Martin $5.30
J. Miller $8.17
J. J. Alexander $10.00
Chinese Interpreter $.50
S. L. Lilley $49.45
W. L. Milross $116.22
Jas Tretheway $10.00
Owen Hughes $4.00
John Donahue $6.00
Henderson Bros.$41.47
Ths Dunn & Co. $18.90
E. S. Scoullar & Co. 43.94

[vol 2 page 192]

B.B. Skinner $22.00
J.W. Palmer $16.00

Reports.

F. W & L.

The Fire, Water & Light committee met on Thursday, February 2nd 1888 and recommended that the Chief of the Fire Brigade Select an officer and Fireman for the engine and that he be paid $5.00 for his services at each fire.

The position of teamster having been offered to and refused by W. W. Ayer on account of insufficient Salary, this Board recommends that the appointment of Thos Simpson, at a Salary of $50.00 amount be confirmed and although the Board regrets to hear that there is dissatisfaction in the Brigade respecting His appointment; still they feel that they should be the judges of the remuneration to be attached to the different offices. We recommend that the bell be only rung for fire purposes.

Sgd., J. Humphries, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Clark that the report be adopted with exception of Clause relating to the ringing of the bell which be sent back to the Committee. Carried

[vol 2 page 193]

Works.

The Board of Works met on Friday February 3rd 1888 and reports that an estimate has been received from the City Engineer showing that the cost of constructing a foot bridge, 7 feet wide across Coal Harbour would be $1100 and that a 22 foot bridge would cost $2,500.00.

We have considered the applications for Park Road Inspector and would recommend that Wm Tivey be appointed when one is required.

Also that James Hearting be notified that it is not the intention of the Corporation to proceed with the Construction of Section 6 of the Park Road for the present.

We recommend that the application of A. Godfrey & Co. to build an iron shed at the rear of the Wilson Clark be granted provided they deposit with the Board of Works a plan and full particulars of which they propose to do, which shall be subject to approval.

That the inspector of the Park Road be instructed to bring in a report at the next meeting of the Board of Works, showing the amount of work done and the number of men employed on each contract and that as similar report be furnished fortnightly thereafter.

Sgd., H. Bell-Irving, Chairman

[vol 2 page 194]

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion that the report be adopted. Carried.

By-Law.

Alderman Alexander introduced a By-Law to amend the Liquor License By-Law which was read a first time.

Alderman Clark introduced a By-Law to repeal By-Law No. 53, which was read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Mannion that By-Law be referred to the City Solicitor with instruction to prepare a By-Law embracing all By-Laws to be repealed. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion that By-Law regulation Storage of gunpowder be read a second time. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Mannion that the Fire, Water & Light committee be em-

[vol2 page 195]

powered to call for applications and to appoint a suitable person for the position of License, Health and Fire Inspector. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Alexander that the Mayor appoint a Committee to ensure with the Causes of the present difficulty in enforcing the Civic By-Laws and to report to the Council as to the best means of remedying the present unsatisfactory condition of things. Carried.

His worship appointed Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, and Mannion as the Committee,

Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Humphries that the estimate of the City Engineer in favor of Johnston Brown & Co for $144.00 be paid. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Mannion that the following memorial be addressed to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries that in view of the large and increasing population of the City of Vancouver a By-Law has been passed for the purpose

[vol 2 page 196]

of building a road around the government Reserve at the head of Coal Harbour and that the said road is now nearing completion.

That it is deemed necessary that a Traffic Bridge should be thrown across Coal Harbour for the purpose of connecting with the said road at the foot of Georgia Street for the ease and convenience of the Citizens of Vancouver City and her numerous visitors.

Your memorialists therefore pray that this Department may give directions to the Deputy of the Honourable the Minister of Marine in this Province to Communicate with the Mayor and Council of the City of Vancouver, giving them the necessary permission to build such bridge. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Clark.

That the following memorial be addressed to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

That this petition representing that the Port of City of Vancouver has a large and constantly increasing shipping trade and has not the immediate attention the necessity of the Situation demands and would respectfully draw your attention to the fact that since last we memorialized

[vol 2 page 197]

you there has been a large increase of vessels entering at this port.

Your memorialists therefore pray that you may give directions to the Deputy the Minister of Marine in this province to have a Light House constructed near the entrance to the First Narrows of Burrard Inlet and buoys put in where necessary as formerly prayed. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Clark

That the following memorial be addressed to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries

That in order to enable the Port of the City of Vancouver to have communication with the North Arm of the Fraser River and consequently communication with all the outlying districts between there and that Port.

That it is necessary to build a Traffic Bridge across False Creek at the foot of Granville Street in order to open up such communication.

Your memorialists therefore pray that this Department may give directions to the Deputy Minister of Marine in this Province to communicate with the Mayor and Council of this City giving

[vol 2 page 198]

them the necessary permission to build such bridge. Carried.

Notices of Motion

Alderman Humphries gave notice that he would at next meeting of Council introduce (1) a By-Law to establish a Public weighing Machine in the City at such place as the Council may direct and (2) a By-Law to impose a Dog Tax in the City;

Alderman Bell-Irving gave notice that he would introduce a By-Law to amend Clause One of By-Law No 49 at next meeting of Council.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

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