Vancouver’s population is more than 18 thousand – October 26, 1891

Recent city census taken by Mackay and Emanuels shows population to be 18,260. Finance committee enquired into the City’s advertising in the News-Advertiser, and concluded that there was no over-charging by the newspaper.

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and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 535-542

[Vol 4 page 535]
Vancouver October 26th 1891
The Council met on Monday October 26th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, Wm Brown, McDowell and C.L. Brown.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That Alderman Hobson be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From George Campbell et al asking for an electric light on the corner of Prior Street and Dunlevy Av. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From W.J. Gallagher again asking for an investigation. Filed.

From R.G. Mackay and S.J. Emanuels reporting that they had taken the City census and found the population to be 18,260 and asking for $200.00 to cover a portion of the expenses. Referred to Finance Committee.

From C.J. Mayne asking for a deeper drain on Princess Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From Mrs Annie E. Webster asking for the free use of the Market Hall for a Charity Ball in aid of the Alexandra Hospital.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the petition be granted. Carried.

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From G.W. Thomas Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.

From H.M. Williams et al asking for the grading etc of the lane in Block 7, 185. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Engineer stating that he could not approve of the removal of the railing of the portions of Granville Street Bridge adjoining the draw without providing for some protection to the public in lieu of it. Referred to Board of Works.

From Thos Byly et al asking for the opening up of 15th Av from Quebec St to Sophia St. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From J.J. Crane et al asking for the Sewering etc of the lane in Block 15, 196. Referred to Board of Works.

From His Worship the Mayor asking the Council to donate a sum towards the Sir John A. Macdonald Memorial Fund.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the sum of $500.00 be donated by this Council in aid of the above fund.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the question be referred to the Committee having the matter in hand. Carried.

From His Worship the Mayor advising

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that the City Scavengering be done by the City instead of by contract. Referred to the Board of Health.

From D.M. Eberts stating that his company were quite willing to be bound by the agreement re the settlement of the Water Works award but as the views of our Solicitor and theirs differed as to the meaning of said agreement they were prepared to leave the question to the judge forthwith. Referred to Water Works Committee.

From the Secretary of the Board of Trade advising the City to secure the water front lots in Blocks one and six O.G.T. now being offered for sale by the Provincial Government.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That as it is reported that the north halves of Blocks one and six O.G.T. are about to be disposed of, this Council wishes to call the attention of the Government to the need of this City having control over said property and that the committee having in hand the Water Works matter be instructed to proceed to Victoria and lay before the executive the needs of the City in this matter; also that the Representatives of this City in the Local Legislature be asked to accompany the deputation and that the Board of Trade be asked to take action in concert with the Council and send a deputation along with the City’s. Carried.

The following Reports were received and read:

Water Works
The Water Works Committee met on Monday October 26th 1891.
Present: His Worship and Aldermen

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Scoullar, McDowell, Templeton, Doering and Hobson; also the City Solicitor and Mr J.W. McFarland, Secy to the Vancouver Water Works Co.

A communication was read from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, notifying the Council that an application had been made to quash By-Law No 126.

It was resolved that the whole matter of the dispute between the Water Works Co and the City be left to the decision of one of the Supreme Court judges if an arrangement could not be arrived at between the parties; and further that the Mayor and Aldermen Scoullar and McDowell with the City Solicitor go to Victoria on Thursday and that they be empowered to secure the services of Mr A.N Richards if they should deem it necessary.
Sgd A.W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report [be] adopted. Carried.

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday October 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoullar and Hobson.

We beg to report:
1. That we have appointed A.J. Mould Assistant to the Assessment Commissioner to the end of the present year at a salary of $50.00 per month.
2. That we have ordered paid the accounts of the News-Advertiser.

The Committee met again on Friday October 23rd.

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It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
B. Springer, Revision of Voters List $40.00
World P&P Co, Subscription 12.00
Palmer Bros, Coal 21.00

2. That the communication from J.C. McLagan and W.J. Gallagher re the News-Advertiser be filed for the present.
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 22nd 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1. That C.A. Stoess C.E. be paid the sum of $225.00 in full settlement of his account for preparing plans etc. in connection with the Swing of the Cambie St Bridge.
2. That the alley in Block 3 O.G.T. be repaired with old plank.
3. That a 3 plank sidewalk be put down on 10th Avenue from Westminster Road to Prince Edward Street.
4. That the members of the Engineering Staff, who were docked one day when attending the Westminster Exhibition be paid for that day.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a speaking tube put in to connect his office with that of the City Clerk & Treasurer.

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6. That provided the Dominion Government grants the rights of the ends of the streets as requested by a resolution of Council passed on the 17th of August, the City will bear its proportion of the cost incurred in removing shacks from the ends of the streets.
7. That the tender of D.J. McPhalen be accepted for the construction of the fence around the East End School grounds.
8. That the shade trees on Hastings Street west of Westminster Avenue be removed to residential streets under the direction of the City Engineer.
9. That tenders be called for the sidewalking of Pender St (8 ft) from Jervis to Georgia.
10. That the following accounts be paid:
Fraser & Co, Steam road roller $2.65
W.H. Baxter, Jaws for crusher £ 32. 1. 2
Thos Dunn & Co, Supplies $46.05
Vancouver City Foundry, Supplies 22.80
H. Lomas et al, Labor 585.35
J. Telford, Box drain 245.70
W.D. & E.P Franck, 9th Av. 57.25
W.D. Hobson, Lanes 558.37
W. Tierney, Nelson St. 969.05
W. Archibald, Harris St. 719.55
Thos Veitch, Delivery of rock 433.03
E. Meyer, Lanes 158.76
W. Jones, Harris St. 181.94
E.C. Britton, Robson St. 211.61
Sgd S Brighouse

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

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Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer be paid a salary of $2000.00 for the year 1891 as provided for in the Estimates, said amount to be paid out from time to time and for accounts rendered in connection with the conduct of the business of his office. Withdrawn.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That in accordance with a resolution of the Council instructing the Finance Committee to enquire into the charges made against the News-Advertiser in respect to the way in which the advertising for the City was being performed, find that there were no over charges in respect to space occupied, that the advertisements were not leaded, that their arrangement in the paper was the best that could be made and that the Council has the right to display advertisements when this is deemed in the City’s interests, therefore the charges have no foundation in fact. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the complete scavengering of this City.
The parties tendering to furnish names of at least two resident ratepayers as sureties for the due performance of contract. Separate tenders to be handed in for each scavenger district. Tenders to state what sum monthly will be required for each district. Tenders to be in hands of City Clerk not

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later than noon of Monday November 2nd 1891. Referred to the Health Committee.
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. G. McGuigan
City Clerk

Champion and White to oversee garbage burning – October 19, 1891

Champion and White to oversee garbage burning – October 19, 1891

Champion and White appointed as caretakers of the new city garbage burning facility at a joint salary of $75 per month. Board of Works to meet with the City Solicitor about how best to remove squatters from the City’s foreshore. Six additional intersections identified for future street lights, including 6th and Carolina.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 524-534

[Vol 4 page 524]
Vancouver Oct 19th 1891
The Council met on Monday October 19th 1891
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown Wm & C.L. Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, McDowell.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted

The following communications were received and read:-

From S.H. Brown, Chairman of the Trustees of Zion Church asking for the Market hall free for one night each week when not otherwise engaged.
Referred to Market Committee
From Sydney C.D. Roper, Compiler of Statistics acknowledging receipt of letter from City Clerk.
Filed.
From Chas. A. Stoess asking for settlement of his account
Referred to Board of Works
From Wm Webster Manager of the U.S.S. Co asking for a settlement of the wharf account.
Referred to Board of Health
From the Market Clerk furnishing Weekly Report.
Filed
From Messrs.’ Eberts and Taylor serving a writ on the City for hydrant rental etc,
Referred to Finance and City Solicitor
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Street Lights
Filed
From McPhillips & Williams asking for the payment of the News Adertisers account

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Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the account be paid if found correct.
Carried

From J.C. McLagan again insisting on an investigation of the News Advertisers advertising account.
The Mayor referred the matter to the Finance Committee but it was moved by Alderman MacDowell Seconded by Alderman Brighouse that the matter be laid over.

From Wm Ralph et al, asking that the lane in Block 3. O.G.T. be repaired.
Referred to Board of Works
From R.A. McMorran, asking for the sidewalking of 10th Av from Westminster Road to Prince Edward St.
Referred to Board of Works
From Andrew Engel, asking the Council to fix a date for testing the crematory.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Council inspect the Crematory on Wednesday the 28th inst, at 2 p.m.
Carried

From W. J. Gallagher submitting a statement as to how the City advertising was done, and how it should be done.
Referred to Finance Committee
The following Reports were received and read:-
Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday October 13th 1891.

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Present Aldermen McDowell, Brown, Scoullar and Hobson.
Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman in place of ex-Alderman De Pencier.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Malcolm McLean, Salary as Special $80.00
Malcolm McLean, Notaries $55.00
McDonald Bros. Drayage 1.50
Hayes & McIntosh Supplies 17.75
John Scuitto “ 33.45
S. T. Tilley & Son “ 13.00
M.G. McLeod Ry Fares 6.50
J.P. Blake Supplies 15.20
H. Eligh “ 1.65
Frank Robertson 2.00
Champion & White Scavengering 2.00

2. That Wm Murphy be awarded the contract for supplying uniforms to the Police at the following rates:-
For officers’ suits $30.00 each
For Sergeants’ suit 35.00
“ Chief’s “ 40.00
Color to be blue.
3. That Sergeant Haywood, officers Harris and Coldwell and Wright watchman McLean be requested to sign the agreement signed by the other officers of the force.
4. That the appointment of E. Haywood as Night Watchman be cancelled and that Malcolm McLean be re-appointed at the same salary to date from October 6th 1891.
5. That the City Engineer in instructed to report upon the repairs needed at the Pound House and prepare plans for the erection of sheds.
6. That the Chairman be authorized to purchase

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a stove for the Jail.
sgd. John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That a clause be added to the report empowering the City Clerk to call for applications for Police Magistrate, such applications to be received up to November the 2nd 1891.

Moved as an amendment to the amendment by Alderman Scoullar seconded by Ald C.L. Brown
That the date for receiving applications be fixed for November the 16th
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the balance of the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 15th 1891.
Present Aldermen Templeton, Wm and C.L. Brown.
It was recommended:-
1, That the City Solicitor be notified to meet the Board of Works to discuss matters in connection with the removal of the squatters from the foreshore.
2. That the City Engineer be instructed to notify W. H. Fraser, contractor for the Wing to the City Hospital to furnish satisfactory security for the due fulfilment of his contract by Monday the 19th inst otherwise his tender may be declared null and void.
3. That a copy of the local papers doing the City advertising for this time being Kept on File in the City Engineer’s office for reference.

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4. That the City Engineer be instructed to purchase a plough for City use.
5. That as the residents on Campbell Avenue are complaining of the State of said Av. that the City Engineer be instructed to notify the Tramway Co. to carry out the terms of their Agreement with the City.
6. That the following tenders be accepted:-
Central School Grounds Boyd & Clandenning
Ninth Av Grading M. McIntyre
Ninth Av. Sidewalk J. Bayler
Bute St. E.C. Britton

7. That the following accounts be paid:-
M.S. Rose Plumbing $31.79
H. Lomas et al Labor 415.80
Thos. Dunn & Co Supplies 98.60
B.C. Mills Co. “ 50.26
S. Beaumont Eveligh St. 56.68
A.D. McDonald Box drain 118.08
W.D. Hobson Hamilton St. 40.00
W.H. Kendall Crushed Rock 1175.85
A. Fraser Hornby St. 107.58
H Beaumont Thurlow St. 279.00
J.C. McCurdie Eveligh St. 283.63
J.D. Fraser Hornby St. 314.50
W.D. Hobson Robson St. 69.94
W.G. Fraser Prior St. 277.20
J. D. Fraser Nelson St. 54.70
J. D. Fraser Keefer St, 252.95
D.H. Morgan 8th Ave 100.01
E.C. Britton Crossings 67.23

The Communication form W.G. Lewis re the Park Road at the Light House was laid over. The Communication from E.C. Chapman re 7th Av was referred to the City Engineer and also the matter of a box drain on Robson St.
sgd. S. Brighouse
Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried.

Fire, Water & Light

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday October 14th 1891.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
C.M Howley Repairs 3.90
John Wolfe Scavengering 2.00
Crowder & Penzer Supplies 49.94
John Scuitto “ 17.00
Fraser & Co. “ 10.80
C.G. Johnson “ 10.50
T. Thomson & Co Drayage 5.00
G.H. Bozley Shoes Set: 2.00
I. Forbes “ 4.00
Van Elec Ry & Light Co. 1339.80

The Committee adjourned to meet on Monday the 19th inst at 3 p.m. for the purpose of deciding on the location of the six additional street lights.

The Committee met on Monday the 19th inst. After various parts of the City were visited in reference to placing additional light we beg to recommend the erection of lights:-
1. At the junction of Barnard & Jackson
2. “ “ “ “ Princess & “
3. “ “ “ “ Carolina & Seventh
4. “ “ “ “ Robson & Homer
5. “ “ “ “ Ninth & Centre
6. “ “ South North End of Cambie Street Bridge (East side) also that the light at the junction of Prince Edward St and Sixth Ave, and 12th Av and Quebec St be raised in Length.
sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman
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Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Report of the F. W & L Committee be adopted.
Carried

Water Works Committee

The Water Works Committee met on Friday October 16th 1891.
Present Aldermen Wm Brown, McDowell, Templeton and Scoullar.
Alderman Scoullar was appointed Chairman.
A communication was laid before the Board from Messrs Eberts & Taylor, Solicitors for the Vancouver Water Works Co stating that if a settlement was not arrived at before next Tuesday at noon re payment of interest account on overdraft in Bank that they would move to have the Water Works By-Laws quashed.

The City Solicitor was instructed to take whatever actions he thought necessary in the matter. It was resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report on the necessary repairs and extensions to the Water Works System and that the Vancouver Water Works Co be asked to give him the necessary facilities for examining the Works.
sgd. A. W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Water Works Committee be adopted.
Carried
Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday October 13th 1891.
Present Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton and McDowell.

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It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
W.C Marshall Drayage 1.00
R.V. Winch Supplies 13.52
Koby & Sutton “ 31.80
Alex McDonald Digging Graves 2.00
F. W. Hart Burials 30.00
Hayes & McIntosh Meat 51.48
S. T. Tilley & Son Supplies 2.70
Texas Lake Ice Co. “ 15.30
Dr. McGuigan Inquest 10.00
H. Eligh Milk 51.48
Champion & White Scavengering 25.00
J.P. Blake Bread 10.50
Creamer & Langley Supplies 3.00
Hudson’s Bay Co. “ 24.00
Russell McDonald & Do “ 5.00
Van Steam Laundry Washing 29.01
Thos E. Askins Supplies 6.30
Webster Bros “ 15.25

2. That the Health Inspector and the Chairman of this Board be authorized to take whatever precaution they be deem necessary to prevent the introduction of contagious or infectious diseases into the City.

3. That Champion & White be appointed caretakers of the Crematory, at a salary of $75.00 per month for the two, in accordance with the terms of their application.
The communication from Wm Fowler re Slaughter Houses has referred to the health Inspector.
J.H. Mc Millan’s re lots in rear of Hospital was laid over.
sg. J. T. Carroll, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the report [be] adopted.
Carried

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Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday October 16th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson, and Scoullar
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
G.A. Roedde Assessment Rolls 42.00
Telephone Co 22.40
C.P. Telegraph Co. 14.12

2. That applications be invited for an assistant to the Assessment Commissioner. Applications to be received up to Monday Oct. 19th at 4 p.m. Term of office to expire at the end of the year.
3. That the City Solicitor be instructed to enter an appearance for the City in the suit between Thos Pritchard and the Corporation
4. That $3,000.00 be placed to the credit of the School Board in the Bank of Montreal.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to procure copies of all plans filed in the Registry Office relating to Vancouver for the use of the Assessment Commissioner.
6. That the Valuators be notified to report at once to the Assessment Commissioner.
7. That the Poll Tax Collector be paid 20 per cent instead of 10 per cent on all amounts collected by him from the beginning
Communications were received from J. C. McLagan and W. J. Gallagher complaining about the manner in which the City advertising was being done by the News Advertiser; also from F. C. Cotton defend

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ing his position in the matter complained of.

Laid over pending the outcome of the suit now entered by Mr. Cotton against the above named J.C. McLagan and W. J. Gallagher. The New Advertiser presented certain advertising account for payment which were laid over.
sgd Wm Brown.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.
Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the appointment of an Assistant to the Assessment Commissioner be left to the Finance Committee.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Estimate on account of the East End Park be paid if found correct subject to the advise [sic] of the City Solicitor, as to whom is to receive the money.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the account rendered by Messrs.’ Robinson and Fox, Valuators for $12.15 for car fares etc. and recommended for payment by the Finance Committee on the 18th of September be not paid until a detailed statement is furnished showing the above payment was paid out.
Carried.
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Notice of Motion

Alderman Carroll gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would present the following motion:
That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the Complete Scavengering of this City the parties tendering to furnish names of at least two resident ratepayers as sureties for the due performance of contract.

Separate tenders to be handed in for each Scavenger districts, tenders to state what sum monthly will be required for each district. Tenders to be in the hands of the City Clerk not later than noon of Monday November 2nd.
The Board then adjourned.
C.G. Hobson
Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

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”.

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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

Sewer contract decision postponed – November 21, 1889

Special meeting to reconsider the awarding of the sewer contract. Decision postponed until a meeting with the sanitary engineer.

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers
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original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 page 206 only

[volume 3 page 206]

Vancouver November 21st 1889

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday November 21st 1889 to reconsider the awarding of the Sewer contract.

Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Horne, Mason, Oppenheimer and Whetham.

After talking the matter over it was decided to adjourn until Friday at 3 o’clock so that the Sanitary Engineer could be present.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Five dollar reward offered to report those dumping on city streets – March 5, 1888

Five dollar reward to report those dumping on city streets. Approved $20 to man whose team of horses had been destroyed after being infected by glanders. Approval to raise $125,000 by way of debentures for general improvements. Request to provincial government to sell lands for settlement. Note that in these times every individual payment needed to be approved by the Council so most meetings had extensive lists of costs.

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 220-234

[vol 2 page 220]

Vancouver March 5th 1888

The Council met on Monday March 5th 1888 at 7:30 P.M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.

From T. Elwyn, Deputy Provincial Secretary acknowledging receipt of Communication re Public Cemetery. Filed.

From H. L. Gulline & Co re Teredo Proof Paint. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Jos Huntly furnishing his monthly report. Referred to Health & F. W & L.

From Murdoch, Dickson & Co. offering to act us Commissioners for the City in Toronto. Filed.

From D. McCallum asking for a Scavenger’s License. Referred to Health Committee.

From Geo Williams asking for the improvements of Hastings Street

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from the west end thereof to Spratt’s Wharf. Referred to the Board of Works.

From E. Cook, asking for a Pipe Layer’s License. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Thos. H. Coudell re the Street Lines on Homer Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From T. D. Boucher and others re the improvement of Heatley Ave and Alexander Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

The following accounts were read and referred to the proper Committees:-

F. W. Hart $48.25 Works etc
Wm Dufour & Co. $ 2.00 Police
George Williams $ 7.50 Health
R. G Tatlow & Co $14.00 Works
Fares to New Westminster $10.00 Police
B. B. Skinner $11.50 F. W. & L.
R. W. Armstrong $12.34 Finance
W. K. Williamson $.25 Finance
W. H. Phillips $17.00 Finance
Herman Draxdorf $ 1.25 F. W. & L.
Weekly Herald $67.50 Finance
Patrick Carey $ 4.00 Health
Owen Hughes $ 4.50 Health
W. Ashford $13.85 Health
Geo. L. Wilson $ .89 Health
Cowderoy Bro. $ 1.10 Health
Hayes & Mc Intosh $23.55 Health

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Thomson Bros. $34.25 Finance
Royal City Planning Mills $ 2.31 Works
News Advertiser $25.40 Finance
S. T. Tillery $35.60 Finance
C. M. Hanley $26.05 F. W. & L.
H. A. Berry & Co. $ 5.50 F. W. & L.
W. Beaver’s $ 5.58 Health
F. C. McCartney $ 6.05 Finance
C.P. Telegraph Co. $ .25 Finance
Andrew R. Reid $21.50 Finance
Henry Arkell $10.40 F. W. & L.
Vancouver Wine Co $1.50 Health
David Evans $120.00 Police
Electric Illuminating Co $184.00 F. W. & L.
John McAllister $93.25 F. W. & L.
John Abrams $ 5.00 F. W. & L.
Wm. Hamilton $ 5.00 F. W. & L.
J. H. Carlisle $ 4.50 F. W. & L.
Wm. Murphy $139.00 F. W. & L.
John Pollock $19.00 F. W. & L.
Tattersall’s Stables $ 9.00 F. W. & L.
Campbell & Martin $ 8.30 F. W. & L.
Palmer Bros. $24.00 Finance
F. X. Martin $72.75 Health etc
C. W. Ireland $20.00 Finance
Thos. Dunn & Co. $77.82 Finance
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. $13.00 Police
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. $ 1.24 Health
R. Mathison $24.25 Finance
Hastings Mil Co. $20.00 Health
John Scuitto $20.86 Police

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Reports.

Works. No. 93
The Board of Works met on Friday March 2nd 1888 and beg to report that an application has been received from Mr F. M. White for permission to construct an addition to the Senate Saloon, covered with Corrugated Iron.

The City Solicitor having decided that the construction of said infringement of the Fire limit By-Law we would recommend that said application be refused.

The petitions of Messrs Skene, Ramage, McMorran, Williams et al praying for certain street improvements have been received and filed to be brought up at some future time when the Board is in a position to deal with them.

We have instructed the City Engineer to lay a temporary sidewalk on Georgia Street; two feet wide, with old plank, from the end of the present sidewalk to Bute Street.

We have considered the petition of Messrs Budlong, McIntosh et al for the placing of Street Monuments on Seventh Avenue and would deem it inadvisable to authorize the City Engineer to place such Monuments until permanent landworks are established.

The following accounts are recommended for payments:-

Johnston, Brown & Co final on Tank $256.00

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H. F. Keefer, Estimate on Gravel $936.17

Sgd. H. Bell-Irving, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Dougall Seconded by Alderman Mannion.

That the report be adopted. Carried.
Finance No. 94

The Finance Committee met on Friday March 2nd 1888 and would beg to report recommend that Mr. T. T. Black be notified that his services as Police Magistrate and City Solicitor will be dispensed with after one month from date of notice.

In regard to the communication of Mr. Jos Armstrong, asking Council to subscribe towards a map showing the agricultural districts in British Columbia we think that as the Council is already committed to the printing in pamphlet form of the reports of the various Committees, which might at the same time be combined with a map in the form of a folder, that it would be inadvisable at present to adopt any new advertising scheme.

Complaints having been made that parties are in the habit of dumping night soil, offal etc on the streets and bridges within the City limits, thereby creating a nuisance, we recommend that a reward of $5.00 be offered for the detection of such party or parties.

We recommend that

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James McKeown be paid $20.00 as a recompense for his team, destroyed by the police for being affected with glanders.

Sgd. Rich H. Alexander, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving Seconded by Alderman Mannion.

That the report be adopted. Carried.

Report of Special Committee.

The committee appointed by Council to take into consideration the petition praying for the reduction of the qualification for Mayor, Aldermen and Voters met in the Mayor’s office on Wednesday February 29th 1888. Alderman Lefevre in the Chair.

After reading over and discussing the petition it was resolved that subsection 3 of Section 4 of the Vancouver Incorporation Act 1886 and the Vancouver Incorporation Act Amendment Act 1887 be amended by striking out the word “two” in the Seventh line and inserting the word “one” in lieu thereof; and that subsection 2 of Section 6 be amended by striking out the words “three hundred” in the 2nd line and inserting the words “two hundred and fifty” instead.

Moved by Alderman Alexander Seconded by Alderman Couth.

That the report be adopted. Carried.

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The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the Revenue and Expenditure for the year 1888, with Alderman Alexander in the Chair.

The following were Submitted:-
Revenue:-

Police Count $3,000.00
Cemetery $ 100.00
Hotel & Saloon Licenses $11,500.00
Auctioneers $ 330.00
Drays $ 200.00
Theatres $ 100.00
Pawn brokers & 2nd Hand, $ 500.00
Billiards & Pool $ 200.00
Livery & Feed Stables 100.00
Miscellaneous $ 100.00
$16,150.00

Profit on redemption of
Local Street Debentures $2,839.38
Cash on Hand Jan 1st 1888 $7,766.52
Balance of Govt. grant
to Hospital $1,500.00
$12,105.90

Assessment Roll
$3,675,905 @ 174% Tax $ 45,948.00
Allow for unpaid taxes $ 5,000.00
$46,948.00

Total $69,183.90

To Balance $ 8,354.95

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Expenditure.

Committee Revenue Debentures

Finance Committee $30,121.95
Board of Works $10,900.00 $105,100.00
Fire, Water and Light $ 8,102.00 $ 3,300.00
Board of Health $ 3,850.00 $ 8,170.70
Police Committee $ 7,855.00
$60,828.95 $116,570.00

Balance $ 8,354.95
$69,183.90

By Int & Guiding Fund on
proposed Loan of $125,000.00 $ 8,865.00

$125,000 @ .95 Net $118,750.00

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Proposed Expenditure in detail.

Committee

Finance,
Salaries
Treasurer $1,200.00
Clerk $1,200.00
Solicitor $1,000.00
Auditor $ 120.00
Extra Service $ 250.00
$3,770.00
Debentures (Int & S. Fund)
By-Law No 12 $1,324.00
By-Law No 13 $1,046.27
By-Law No 29 $10,578.00
By-Law No 44 $1,410.40
Int on $150,000 6 Mos.
Due May $4,500.00
$18,858.67

Int on possible overdraft $ 250.00
Insurance $ 260.00
Stationery, Printing & Ad. $2,000.00
City Hall Expense Act $ 500.00
Election Expenses $ 250.00
Commissions & Exchange $ 150.00
Revision of Voter’s List $ 160.00
Telephone $ 48.00
C. P. R. Note $1,875.28
Contingencies $2,000.00
$7,493.28

Total $30,121.95

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Expenditure “Continued”

Committee Revenue Debenture

Board of Works,
Salaries,
Engineer $1,200.00
Staff $1,300.00
Stationery $ 200.00
Repairs to Streets &
Bridges $3,500.00
New Street Work $85,000.00
Surface Drains $ 5,000.00
Park Road (Gravel) $ 5,600.00
East Park Road $ 7,000.00
City Hall Addition $ 2,500.00
Shade Trees $ 500.00
Bridge to Park $3,600.00
Contingencies $ 600.00
$10,900.00 $105,100.00

Grand Total $116,400.00

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Expenditures Continued

Committee Revenue Debenture

Fire, Water & Light,
Salaries:
Engineer $840.00
Teamster $600.00
Stoker $100.00
Inspector (Half) $390.00
Feed of Team $400.00
Shoeing Team $ 60.00
Patent Harness $250.00
Repairs to Engine $300.00
Oil and Waste $150.00
Fuel for Fire Hall etc. $500.00
Coal Oil $150.00
Fire Alarm System
Construction $800.00
Maintenance $400.00
Tanks $1,500.00
Hose & other apparatus $1,000.00
Balance on Purchase of
items $462.00
Street Lighting $3,000.00
Contingencies $500.00
$8,102.00 $3,300.00

Grand Total $11,402.00

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Expenditures Continued

Committee Revenue Debenture

Board of Health,
Salaries:
Health Officer $420.00
Inspector (Half) $390.00
Steward $420.00
Matron $360.00
Cook $240.00
Food & Groceries $1,000.00
Wine $ 60.00
Drugs $400.00
Inquests $150.00
Drayage & Livery $ 60.00
Fuel $100.00
Contingencies $250.00
Furniture for Hospital $2,000.00
Lots $2,500.00
Hospital Building $5,500.00
$3,850.00 $10,000.00

Grand Total $13,850.00

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Expenditures Continued

Committee

Police,
Salaries
Magistrate $600.00
Chief of Police $960.00
Sergeant $840.00
3 Constables $2,160.00
Gaoler $ 120.00
$4,680.00
Uniforms $ 500.00
Boarding Prisoners $1,000.00
Special Constables $ 200.00
Travelling Expenses $ 250.00
Interpreters $ 25.00
Fuel $ 100.00
Secret Service Fund $ 100.00
Contingencies $1,000.00
$7,855.00

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After reading over the proposed expenditure of the Several committees and approving of same, the Committee rose to report estimates as passed, on motion of Alderman Mannion.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer Seconded by Alderman Bell-Irving.

That the estimates as Submitted and approved of in the Committee of the Whole, be adopted by the Council as the estimates for the year 1888. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Dougall.

That the Finance Committee be authorized to bring in a By-Law to raise $125,000.00 by way of Debentures for General improvements in this City. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Humphries Seconded by Alderman Couth.

Whereas a large quantity of lands have been reserved by the Government of this Province from Sale and Settlement and are in the vicinity of the City of Vancouver and adopted for settlement.

Be it resolved that this Council humbly request and pray that the said lands be opened up and sold to actual and

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bona fide settlers by the Government of this Province. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

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

Cambie Street to be improved south of Hastings – February 13, 1888

City Engineer to call for tenders for improvement of Cambie Street. Citizens ask to relax the by-law about mixing mortar on the street. Fire, Water & Light Committee wants a telephone installed in the fire hall. Chief of Police to destroy John McKeown’s team of horses if they have the glanders.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 199-208

[vol 2 page 199]

The Council met on Monday February 13th 1888 at 7:30 P.M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following accounts were read and ordered paid.
C.P. Telegraph Co. .95 cts
Thos Dunn & Co. 30.45
Electric Illuminating Co. 180.00

Communications

From C.D. Sweet asking Council to write to D. Chisholm M.P. urging upon him the need of bridges across the North Arm of the Fraser River in order to strengthen the hands of the Municipal Council of Richmond.

Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer
That a memorial be addressed to Mr. Chilsholm embodying the request advanced by Mr. Sweet.
Carried.

From. P. B. Robinson asking permission to (cut off)

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From John Frawley asking permission to throw earth under the Street in front of Granville Street and to be allowed to load wood on Street in front of said Hotel in order to carry same into the Yard.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Dougall that permission be granted him in accordance with the provisions of the street By-Law.
Carried.

From E. Cook and others praying Council to repeal Section 27 of By-Law No 40 re the mixing of Mortar on the Streets.
Referred to the Board of Works with power to act;

From James Stanford drawing the attention of Council to the condition of Cambie Street south of Hastings St.
Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Mannion
That the City Engineer be empowered to call for tenders for the improvement of said Street.
Carried.

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Reports

F. W. L.
No 76
The Fire Water and Light Committee met on Thursday February 9th 1888 and recommend the payment of the following accounts.
A. C. Thicke $3.50
B. B. Skinner 14.00
Thos. Lye & Co 1.60
Henderson Bros 41.41
Wm. Hamilton 2.50
J. H. Carlisle 22.50
R.C.P. Mills 19.20
Thos C. Allen 30.25

We recommend that the account of E.S. Scoullar & Co. be not entertained the same being unauthorized by Council.

We have received several applications for the position of License, Health and Fire Inspector and would beg to recommend the appointment of Joseph Huntly at a Salary of $50.00 per month, subject to immediate dismissal if necessary.

Your Board has taken into consideration the advisability of having telephone communication with the Fire Hall and with that object in view would recommend that a telephone be placed therein.

Sgd. J. Humphries, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer
Seconded by ” Bell-Irving
That the question of the Salary of the Inspector be referred back to the F.W. & L. Committee.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Alexander
Seconded by ” Oppenheimer
That the balance of the report be adopted.
Carried.

Finance.
No. 77

The Finance Committee met on Friday February 10th 1888 and reconsidered the payment of the following accounts:

W. G. Alcock 29.00
News-Advertiser 25.20
W.K. Williamson 30.00
C.P. Telegraph Co. 4.55
Thomson Bros. 12.88
J. Miller 8.14
J.J. Alexander 10.00
Interpreter .50
S.S. Tilley 49.45
Thos Dunn & Co 7.85
Palmer Bros. 16.00
Thos C. Allen 5.50
B.B. Skinner 15.00
A.R. Reid 7.95
M. G. Blanshard 30.00

The following is respectfully submitted for the Sanction of Council.

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(1) That John Clough’s salary be raised to $10 a month.

(2) That H.L. Scurry et als petition be filed.

(3) That the Council take into consideration the purcase of Block 53, District Lot 196 for Park purposes.

(4) That the Chief of Police be instructed to ascertain the value of James McKeown’s team and have them destroyed if the are found to be affected with glanders.

(5) The the By-Law appointing the City Solicitor and Police Magistrates be repealed and that an official for each position be appointed; and further that J.J. Blake be appointed City Solicitor at a Salary of $100 per year and that a Police Magistrate be appointed at a Salary of $600 per year.

sgd. Richard Aldexander
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark
seconded by Alderman Bell-Irving

That the report be adopted.
Carried.

Works
No 78
The Board of Works met on Friday February 10th 1888 and recommend payment of the following amounts:

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R. C. P. Mills 2.12
W. Beavis 3.70
Thos Dunn & Co 9.55
W. T. Milross 116.25 subject to approval of City Engineer for proper completion of work
Thos Lye & Do 2.95
Woodaman & Edgar 2.10
F. Foubert Hastings St. 141.02
” ” Georgia ” 50.25
W. C. Muir, Hamilton 24.30
H. F. Keefer Gravel 1478.20

We recommend that the License, Health & Fire Inspector be instructed to collect 25 cts from each householder for the numbers placed on their houses.

We have taken under consideration to road to the dumping ground, and in our opinion east of the line of Burrard Street at its south end is the most suitable for that purpose for night soil only and in view of the said location it would be advisable to improve parts of Burrard and Pacific Streets leading to it, also that the wharf be built according to the City Engineer’s plan (No 3.) providing the necessary permission can be obtained.

We have instructed the Chairman of the Board of Works and the City Engineer to investigate the matter referred to by Mr. L.A. Hamilton viz. the placing of proper monuments

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on the lot corners on the Old Granville Townsite.

The following petitions were laid over for future consideration:-
From L.A. Hamilton re Section 6.
” W. J. Brandrith re Trees,
” Robert Barker et al re the improvement of Drake and Davie Sts,
The painting of the Street names being now practically completed we would recommend that tenders be called for the erection of the same.

sgd. H. Bell-Irving
Chairman

Adopted Mannion – Dougall

Police
No. 19
The Police Committee met on Saturday February 11th 1888 and recommend the payment of the following accounts:-
Van Volkenburgh & Bros $10.95
John Sciutto 14.54
F. X. Martin 34.14
V. W. Haywood 3.50

sgd Jos Mannion
Chairman

Adopted Clark-Dougall

Health
No 80

The Board of Health met on Friday February 10th 1888

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and recommend the payment of the following accounts:-
Kenneth Campbell & Co. $11.06
Thos Dunn & Co. 1.50
F. X. Martin 10.63
John Donohoe 6.00
Owen Hughes 4.00
Jos. Tretheway 10.00
Campbell & Martin 5.30
Charles Nelson 10.05
Vancouver Wine Co. 3.00
Hayes & McIntosh 9.59
H. McDowell & Co 7.80

We recommend that the Council reconsider the appointment of Messrs Smith and Kidd as City Scavengers and that Duncan McCallum be appointed provided he burns a disinfecting stove and uses proper disinfectants while removing night soil and that be be engaged subject to summary discharge.

Your Committee has taken into consideration the question of the City providing a system of Scavengering directly under its contract which would cost about $ [blank] per annum.

This System would make every citizen a Health Officer and would be a guarantee that the Scavenger would do his work promptly. With this object in view we would recommend that the Finance Committee be instructed to place the desired sum in the estimates for the current years.

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We would also recommend that the City Auditor bring in a report showing the number of patients admitted into the City Hospital since its inauguration and the amount of money received for board or otherwise.

sgd. R. Clark
Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark
Seconded by ” Oppenheimer
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Motions

Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving
Seconded by ” Oppenheimer
That the City Clerk communicate with Mr. Abbott in order to obtain permission to build and approach to the Dumping Ground for night soil, and that a plan of same be forwarded to him.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving
Seconded by ” Alexander
That a copy of the plan of the proposed bridge across Coal Harbour be forwarded to the proper authorities in Ottawa, also to the land office in New Westminster for the purpose of obtaining the necessary permission to build the same and that the required notice be

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published in the British Columbia Gazette.
Carried

Notices of Motion

(83)
Alderman Clark gave notice of motion that he would at next meeting of Council introduce a motion authorizing the Finance Committee to purchase Block 53 District Lot 194 for Park purposes, also that he would introduce a by-law to repeal the By-Law appointing the Police Magistrate and City Solicitor.

(84)
Alderman Humphries gave notice that he would introduce a motion instructing the City Clerk to require the School Trustees to put the grounds into proper condition; also that he would move a resolution whereby Council would endorse a petition circulated by the Citizens of Vancouver addressed to the Legislature praying that the qualifications of Mayor, Aldermen and voters be lowered.

The Council then adjourned.

(sgd)

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver’s sewers to have cast iron junctions – June 27, 1887

Vancouver’s sewers to have cast iron junctions – June 27, 1887

Board of Works accepted L. Law’s tender to furnish cast iron junctions for the sewers at 4 cents per pound. Cemetery to be enclosed by a rail fence with cedar posts to be sunk 2 ½ feet below ground, and a double gate. Requests for opening up of Ninth Street (now Broadway) and Quebec Street put off until later. (more…)

Standard loaf of bread in Vancouver will be 1.5 pounds – June 15, 1887

Standard loaf of bread in Vancouver will be 1.5 pounds – June 15, 1887

room at City Hall to be fitted up for the use of Justice McCreight, and a City constable to be detailed to attend on Court days. City Solicitor to prepare a by-law that the weight of a loaf of bread be fixed at one and a half pounds. Board of Health recommends acceptance of the land donated by Mr. Miller to establish a city “dumping ground”. City Clerk to write to Minister of Marine & Fisheries asking permission to extend city sewage pipe to a point below low water mark. (more…)