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

Clark Park to be seeded over – May 11, 1891

The Board of Works reported that “the South Park (now Clark Park on Commercial Drive between 14th and 15th Avenues) is to be seeded at once”, and that Robson Street cannot “at present” to be made to open onto “the Park” (Stanley Park). The continuing disagreement about the hiring of Mr. Tracy as Chief Engineer was set aside for one week.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 324 – 330

[volume 4 page 324]

Vancouver May 11th 1891

The Council met on Monday May 11th 1891 at 8 P.M.

Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Godfrey, Brown, McDowell, Templeton, Hobson, Doering and DePencier.

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

The following communications were received and read:
From William Wood etal [sic] requesting that 8th Av be graded from Prince Edward St. east four blocks.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From H.W. Keith informing Council that the Telephone Co. would allow a reduction of $1.00 on the City’s Telephone account except for the Instrument at the Cemetery.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From J.M. Browning asking that 4th & 6th Avs from Centre Street to Cedar Street be graded.
Referred to Board of Works.

From Samuel H. Longley of Boston offering to write up the features of this section of the Country.
Referred to Finance Committee

From Geo Eldon asking for the grading of Alberni Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Wm. MacDonald asking the Council to remove rubbish deposited on his Lot on Hastings Street East.
Referred to the Board of Works

[volume 4 page 325]

From G.W. Thomas stating that the Market Scales had been tested and found correct in every particular.
Filed

From the Market Clerk furnishing his Weekly Report.
Filed

From W. P. West asking for an increase of Salary.
Referred to the Police Committee.

From John Devine asking for the improvement of Princess Street from Carl Av east.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Chas. Hay et al requesting Council to grade and sidewalk Thurlow St from Haro Street to Beach Av.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Chief of Police furnishing his weekly report on the street lights.
Filed

From A.J. Ryan drawing the attention of the Council to the remarks made by the Supreme Court Judges on the Judgements of the Police Magistrate.
Referred to the Police Committee.

The following reports were received and read:

Finance No. 13.
The Finance Committee met on Friday May 8th 1891.
Present, Aldermen Brown, Doering and Scoullar.
The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

[volume 4 page 326]

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the bill of the World Printing and Publishing Co for advertising re City Engineer and Staff be not paid.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the bill of H. W. Suckling for engrossing and illuminating an address to Captain Marshall of the S.S. Empress of India be referred to the Celebration Committee for payment, the Council having granted $150.00 to that committee for addresses etc.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
McPhillips & Williams Law costs $68.76
Thomson Bros Stationery 5.25
Palmer Bros Fuel 28.00

Communications
From A. St. Geo Hamersley urging the necessity of having the City By-Laws revised and that greater care be taken before informations are laid and corrections recorded.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the City Solicitor be instructed to proceed at once with the revision of the By-Laws.

From Miss C.F. Davies G. Humber & H. Millard asking for the positions of Shorthand and type writer.
Resolved.
That the selection of a short hand and type writer be left in the hands of the City’s Arbitrator in the matter of the Water Works

Arbitration

The Estimates for the year were submitted and laid over for further consideration.
Sgd Wm. Brown, Chairman

[volume 4 pg 327]

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday May 7th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton, Godfrey and DePencier.
It was recommended:

1 That permission cannot be granted to A.W. Sullivan to remove the frame building standing on Lot 10, Block 2, O.G.T. 2 to Lot 6, Block 2, O.G.T. 2.

2 That contractors erecting derricks guy ropes etc. hereafter be required to satisfy the City Engineer that they have communicated with the Telephone Co. and other Companies before being allowed to erect such derricks etc. as requested by Mr. G. W. Hobson on behalf of the Underwriters.

3 That the City Engineer and Street Inspector made the necessary arrangements for the floats etc. requisite for the delivery of gravel, rock etc. for City purposes.

4 That the Band be notified to send a representative to the next meeting of the Board to discuss the matter of a Stand etc.

5 That in accordance with the agreement between E.J. Clark of Toronto and the City of Vancouver that the South Park be seeded as soon as possible under the direction of the Street Inspector.

6 That the City Engineer be instructed to have the necessary elbows for piping and loose pulleys for shafting and also necessary lead provided for Dr. Kendall, the Stone Contractor and also any additional pipe required.
7 That the City Engineer examine into the necessity for a sidewalk on Homer Street from Helmcken to Davie and on Helmcken from Richards to Homer.

[volume 4 page 328]

8 That the City Clerk be instructed to telegraph to G.E. Corbould Esq M.P. Ottawa asking him to look after the City’s interests before the Railway Committee regarding the use of streets as shunting grounds by the Railway Co.
9 That the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Public Works Department at Ottawa in reference to the Bridge and Draw across False Creek at Cambie Street, asking what decision has been arrived at in regard to its construction.

10 That the various companies who erected the poles on the streets and now not in use be requested to have same removed at once or the City will be obliged to take steps to remove same at owners expense.

11 That the City Engineer consult with the City Solicitor in regard to the expropriation of certain lots on Powell Street.

12 That the Street Inspector be instructed to see that a soft spot on Harris Street is filled up.

13 That the City Engineer give the contractor on Victoria Street the lines where not already given.

14 That the following accounts be paid:
H.A. Berry & Co.Draying $21.00
Queen Bros Hack hire 10.00
J.P. Lawson Car fares 3.10
G.F. Slater Lumber 143.17

15 That the account of $225.00 for the Cambie Street Swing bridge be paid over funding the furnishing to the City of all details and specifications.

16 That Robson Street cannot at present be opened to the Park as requested by A.J. Dana et al.

Communications received from J.J. Blake re Telegraph & Delivery Company. L.H. Mershon re 8th Av. and the City Solicitor re a certified copy of the official plans of the City were laid over.

[volume 4 page 329]

The City Engineer was instructed to examine and report upon the petitions of R. Smith et al re Ninth Av & from W.C. Muir re street filling

sgd. S. Brighouse

Moved by Alderman Godfrey.
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Carroll introduced a by-law to establish rules and regulation for the Cemetery which was read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ DePencier
That the account of H. W. Suckling for preparing an address to the Captain of the S.S. Empress of India amounting to $40.00 be paid.
Carried

Ayes, Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Hobson, Doering, DePencier
Nays, Carroll, Brown, Templeton and McDowell

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the appointment of J.H. Tracy C. E. of London, Ont. as Chief Engineer for this City be made unanimous and that he be notified of such action at once.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Council go into Committee of whole to discuss the motion with Alderman Scoullar in his Chair.

The Mayor ruled the motion out of order.

[volume 4 page 330]

Moved in amendment by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the motion be laid over for one week.
The Mover and Seconder finally agreed to allow the motion to stand over for one week

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Carrall
That the following accounts be paid:
B. Romang et al Labor $117.70
B. Hungerford “ $48.00
E. Kingcombe “ $44.00
J. Romang “ $54.00
D.J. McPhalen Market exit $253.00
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton.
That the following account be paid:
Hugh Findlay adjusting City Scales $5.50

Carried

The Council then adjourned

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Park leases to Athletic Club, Jockey Club finalized – November 4, 1889

Brockton Oval lease to Athletic Club and Eastern (Hastings Park) lease to Jockey Club both to be completed and signed. James MacDonald appointed pound keeper at a monthly salary of $35; he had to supply his own horse. Cost of $6 for burial of F. Robbin was approved.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 185-189

[volume 3 page 185]

Vancouver November 4th 1889

The Council met on Monday November 4th 1889.

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

The Minutes of last regular and Special Meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From Goodmurphy and Abrams, asking for a refund of 6.00 paid in to the City for, a [sic] for F. Robbin. Filed.

From Dr. Bodington asking for the payment of an account of $20.00. Referred to Finance Committee.

From P. I. Johnston & Co offering to supply 71 Ash Trees in place of trees that have died. Referred to the Board of Works.

From John Devine asking Council to seriously consider Section 170 of the City Charter re Investment of Sinking Fund. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Thos. Andrews asking Council to refund to him $25.00 as Informant under that Indian Act. Referred to City Solicitor.

From A. H. B. MacGowan Secretary of the Board of Trade urging Council to take Steps towards repairing the North Arm Road. Referred to Board of Works.

[volume 3 page 186]

From John Devine giving notice of his resignation as Auditor.

In this connection Alderman Clark requested the City Clerk to furnish at next meeting of Council By-Law confirming his appointment and conditions of engagement together with all monthly reports since appointment.

From H. T. Ceperley asking Council to have the bank at the South end of Westminster Avenue Bridge widened out and recapped, cost estimated at $40.00. Filed.

From City Clerk of New Westminster inviting the Mayor and Council of Vancouver to be present at the reception of His Excellency the Governor General. Filed.

From W. Myers et al asking Council to take steps towards removing the Slaughter Houses on the South Side of False Creek. Referred to the Board of Health.

Reports

Works No 30

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 24th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That James McDonald be appointed Pound Keeper at a Salary of $35.00 per Month including all fees, he to furnish a horse.

2. That fountain plate No 52 Manufactured by J. L. Matt, New York be purchased, provided answer to telegram sent is favourable.

[volume 3 page 187]

3. That the following accounts be paid:
H. Connacher, Alberni St. etc. $707.53
D. J. McDonald, Sec 2. Hastings St. 388.95
Thos. Beckett, St. Signs 9.00
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 9.70
Godfrey & Co. Nails 4.00
D. McAlister, Homer St. etc. 397.88
R. H. Wallace, Granville St. 401.15
D. B. Murray, Hornby St. etc. 404.56
A. W. McDonald, Princess St. etc. 210.83
McDonald & Barton, 9th Av. etc. 1,216.65
H. F. Keefer, Market building 2,250.00
Sgd. J. W. Horne for Chairman
Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following account for Special Police be paid:
Thos. Andrews et al $97.50 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the following account for work on the Park Road be paid:
B. Hungerford et al $261.90 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the following account for Street Work be paid:
P. Atkinson et al $245.55 Carried.

[volume 3 page 188]

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That a committee consisting of His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Clark, Horne and Whetham meet a Committee of the Brockton Point Athletic Club and also a Committee of the B. C. Jockey Club to arrange terms of leases to those associations and to settle the manner in which the proceeds of the loan for the improvements of Brockton Point Athletic Grounds and the Race Course Grounds in the Eastern Park be expended, such arrangements to be approved of by Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Costello. Resolved that a Memorial from this Council under the Seal of the Corporation and signed by the Mayor and City Clerk be forwarded to the Government of this Province asking it to introduce a measure at the next session to so amend Section 3 of Chapter III of the Consolidated Statutes of this Province as to exclude from its provisions the Several cities of the Province relating to personal property and income tax and that a copy of such Memorial be forwarded to the other cities of the Province asking their cooperation in the matter. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the amount of $6.00 paid by John Abrams and C. Goodmurphy for Cemetery burial fees for the burial of F. Robbin be refunded therein. Carried.

[volume 3 page 189]

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That this Council accept with thanks the invitation of the Mayor and Council of the City of New Westminster to be present at the reception of His Excellency the Governor General at New Westminster on Nov 6th 1889. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That a sum not exceeding forty dollars be allowed to the Street Ry. Coy. to do work mentioned in their letter of November 4th 1889 under the Supervision of the City Engineer. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Whetham gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a motion in reference to the Police Officials.

The Council then adjourned.

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

Chinese residents to be evicted from Stanley Park – June 3, 1889

Health inspector to remove “nuisances” along the Park Road, “particularly the Chinese in the vicinity of the Lodge”. [Stanley] Park ranger instructed to impound dogs without license tags. Call for tenders to supply fire alarms to city.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 28-35

[volume 3 page 28]

Vancouver June 3rd 1889

The Council met on Monday, June 3rd 1889.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Secretary of the Fire Brigade asking that the Revenue Tax be paid to the Department instead of to the Government. Filed.

From the Knights of Labor asking the Council not to expend $1,200.00 in copies of the West Shore. Filed.

From W. H. Evans et al asking for the improvement of Keefer Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From S. McHugh et al praying that J. B. Babington be appointed City Wharfinger. Laid on the Table.

From O. Burnitt et al praying for certain Street improvements in Ward 5. Referred to the B of Works.

From Wm S. Kene in reference to the License on Commercial Travellers and Commission Merchants. Referred to the License Committee.

[volume 3 page 29]

From H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the C. P. R., Co informing Council that the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co had recognized the rights of the Co. to the Beach at that point. Laid on the table.

Reports

Works No 15
The Board of Works met on Thursday May 30th 1889 a full Board being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:-

Wm. Power, Granville Street $110.00
F. Young, Dunsmuir Street 90.10
do Columbia Av. 227.01
Goodmurphy & McLellan, Pender St et al 124.07
McMellan & Kelly, Seymour St. 123.50
Francis Crosbie, Lane in B13, 541 50.25
Boyd & Clandening, Richards St. 50.00
McDonald & Cameron, Barclay St 20.00
A. Bunker, Hastings St. etc. 105.00
Crowder & Penzer, feed 1.50
C. P. R. Co Granville Street 265.00
James Hartney, Nicola Street 55.14
DL. Gow, Lane in Block 8, 196 303.13
D. McAlister, Hawks Av. 264.18
D. McDonald, Hastings St. Sec 2 457.20
Augus Fraser, Heatley Av. 329.12
do Oppenheimer St 695.86
H. Blyth et al Street Ward 58.52

2. That James Ironside’s tender for the construction of the Pound fence be accepted and also the tender of Angus Fraser for the grading of Seymour Street between Drake and Pacific Streets.

[volume 3 page 30]

3. That Dr. Park be permitted to erect a tool shed to be used while constructing his building.

4. That the Hon. F. G. Vernon be furnished with an Estimate of the Cost of Constructing a road from the City Boundary to the East Park.

5. That Baldwell & Co. be allowed 8 cts a cubic yard for filling up the streets from an excavation on Cordova Street.

6. That J. Brenton be engaged at $50.00 per month to clean and repair the Sewers and that he be placed on the monthly pay-roll; such salary to date from May 1st 1889.

7. That Charles Walker be engaged as temporary Pound Keeper at 75 cts per day and pound fees, pending the completion of the pound fence and buildings.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the report of the Board of works be adopted. Carried.

Health No 7

The Board of Health met on Tuesday May 28th, 1889.

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

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid

[volume 3 page 31]

Leask and Johnson, Freight $28.00
John Wolfe, Scavengering 9.00

2. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the subdividing of the upper ward of the City Hospital estimated cost $125.00.

Sgd. James Whetham, Chairman

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

F. W. & L. No 8

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday May 29th 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, McConnell, Whetham and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Vancouver Water Works Co, Connections $158.10
Sorenson & Co., Polishing Paste 1.50
Van City Foundry, Repairs 20.00
Telephone Co., Rents 8.00
Elec. Ill. Co. Lights 259.89
J. McAllister, Blacksmithing 16.05
F. W. Hart, Chimney .50
Palmer Bros, Feed 28.88
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 10.05
J. G. Garvin, fixing fire hall 120.00
W. I. Milross, Painting 58.00
R. Rutherford, Horse hire 60.00
Dominion Express Co. 6.35

2. That the Fire Inspector be instructed to have an Electric Light placed on the corner of Abbott & Pender Streets.

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3. That one dozen lanterns be purchased for the Fire Department.

4. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the furnishing of a complete Fire Alarm System with insulated wires for this City not to be less than 10 Alarm Boxes with full particulars and sample box to accompany each tender; also for the furnishing of 75 or more Arc Electric Lights of 2,000 candle power each, the System to be approved of by the Council and the contract to extend over a period of 5 years.

Separate bids will be received for steam or water power or either said tenders to be received up to July 15th 1889.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the F. W. & L. Report be adopted. Carried.

Park No 6

The Park Committee met on Thursday May 30th 1889 and beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

F. Young, final on Park Lodge 156.00
L. Davies, Packing Cases 1.50
Charles Packe, Drayage 3.00
G. W. Urquhart, Drayage 1.50
Fewster & Co. Feed 6.51
Royal City Planing Mills Co. 20.74
Mallendine & Sansom 15.60
Chilberg & Davis, feed 3.25
Palace Livery Stable 13.00

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L. Burke et al, Labor on Park $375.50
J. M. Collins, Drayage 1.00

2. That the Park Ranger be instructed to impound all dogs running at large in the Park without tags.

3. That the Health Inspector be instructed to take the necessary steps towards removing nuisances along the Park Road especially the Chinese in the vicinity of the Lodge.

Sgd. Thos. F. McGuigan, Secretary

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

Finance No 16

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 31st 1889.

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

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

C. P. Telegraph Co. $1.75
The World P & P. Co, Vouchers 82.55

Tenders have been received for the purchase of the $125,000 Debentures and were examined and considered by your committee.

We beg to recommend the acceptance of Hanson Bros. Tender at $101.55 for every $100 worth of Debentures payable in Vancouver, said tender being this most favourable.

The Reports of the Board of Works,

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Board of Health, Park Committee, and Fire, Water & Light Committee were submitted for the approval of Your Committee and are hereby recommended for the sanction of Council.

We further recommend that $200.00 be placed to the credit of the City Treasurer for the payment of petty cash accounts to be accounted for monthly.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Horne. That the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to amend By-Law No 73 known as the Street Railway By-Law. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to amend By-Law No 82 and other Liquor By-Laws. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. Resolved that the Board of Works be and it is hereby authorized to advertise for tenders for sprinkling certain streets in the City of Vancouver. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Horne. That the amendments to the Street Railway By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

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

It was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as council as complete without amendments.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Horne. That the By-Law be read a third time. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Stanley Park lodge to be built, deadwood removed – March 4, 1889

Stanley Park to have lodge and outbuildings, twenty seats built, and dead wood cleared or burned – total cost about $800. Claim of $3760.00 damages from J. D. Schmidt for injuries sustained by falling into an open ditch. Fire Inspector instructed to prosecute any person or persons found draining water from the City tanks.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 715-724

[volume 2 page 715]

Vancouver March 4th 1889

The Council met on Monday March 4th 1889 at 7:30 P.M.

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

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

Communications

From Chas. Doering et al asking the Council to use its influence to have the Water Works System extended across False Creek. Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee.

From D. Giles et al calling the attention of Council to a nuisance which extends on Hastings Street in connection with Messrs Irving and Stracher’s Factory. Referred to Police & Fire Inspector.

From the Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co. agreeing to supply water to the City at Manufacturers rates. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From J. B. Kennedy et al asking Council to enforce the Sunday Closing Act and prohibit the Chinese from working on the Sabbath. Referred to the License Committee.

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From J. D. Farmer asking permission to remove his building from a point outside the Fire Limits to another point outside the Fire Limits. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken giving explanations re the Grist Mill to be erected by Messrs Hatch & Webster. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken making a claim of $3760.00 damages on behalf of J. D. Schmidt for injuries sustained by falling into an open ditch left unprotected by the Water Works Co. Referred to Finance & City Solicitor.

From Jos. D. Fraser withdrawing from his gravel tender and asking for a refund of his deposit. Referred to Finance Committee.

From the City Solicitor asking for instructions in the Hartney Law Suit. Referred to Finance Committee.

From the City Clerk of New Westminster re the payment of money by the Municipalities for the support of High Schools. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Wm. Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine re assistance to the Hospital at Vancouver. Filed.

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From George Byrnes et al praying for the improvement of lane in Block 46, 541. Referred to Board of Works.

From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken re petition supporting the application of Messrs Hatch & Webster. Referred to Finance.

Accounts to the following amounts were read and referred.

Finance, $159.15, Works, $44.00, Health, $576.72
F. W. & L. $335.05, Police $59.00

Reports

Finance No 6

The Finance Committee met on Friday March 1st 1889 at 8 P.M. All of the Board being present.

We beg to recommend:

1. That $1495.23 be voted out of Revenue to meet the final payment on Granville Street Bridge.

2. That the appointment of Thos. Stephenson Street Superintendent be referred back to the Board of Works for reconsideration as requested by the Chairman of said Board.

3. That the Police Committee place in its estimates a sum sufficient to provide for the payment of W. D. Haywood and D. J. R. Cameron, the two policemen added to the Force at $60.00 per month each.

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4. That the following estimates of the Board of Works be passed for payment:
Stephenson & McCraney, Georgia St., $210.00
Goodmurphy & McLellan, Shed & Fence, 125.00
D. J. McDonald, Dupont St. 841.47
Hugh McDonald, Columbia Av. 472.50

5. That $200.00 be sent down to the Clerk of the Legislature to pay fees for amendments to the City Charter.

6. That no more contracts be let for public works until the Board of Works submits their Estimates for the current year and that said Board be asked to immediately send in their Estimates to this Committee.

That inasmuch as there is said to be an unexpected balance out of the sale of Debentures at the Credit of Ward 3, amounting to the sum of $2800.00 odd, work to that extent only in said ward is recommended by your Committee.

(Sgd) W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Park No 3

The Park Commissioners met on Wednesday February 27th 1889 and beg

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to report that tenders have been received for the erection of a Lodge and outbuildings in Stanley Park, the construction of 20 seats and the burning of the timber piled along the drive and the cutting down of the dead timber standing in sight of the drive.

The following have been accepted:

For Lodge, F. Young Cost $458.00
For outbuildings, Young Cost 98.00
For 20 Seats, Young Cost $3.40 each
For burning etc Goodmurphy & McLellan, $625.00

Sgd. Thos. F. McGuigan, Secretary

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

F. W. & L. No 4

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday Feb 13th 1889 at 3 P. M. all of the members being present:
We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Vancouver Electric Ill Co. Street Lights $246.25
John Scuitto, Coal Oil 6.50
F. X. Martin, Coal etc 4.75
John McDowell, Horse Hire 9.00
Palmer Bros. Coal etc 97.11
F. W. Hart, Chimneys .50 cents
Tattersall’s Stables Horse Feed 11.00
Chas. M. Hawley, Horse Whip etc 2.85

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Crowder & Penzer, feed $194.50
Godfrey & Co. Waste 1.50
J. McAllister, Horse Shoeing 6.40
Henderson Bros & Co. Coal 9.50

2. That the Fire Inspector be notified to prosecute any person or persons found draining water from the City tanks.

3. That the Chairman of this Committee be authorized to procure the necessary hooks for the Fire Department and have the fresh water tank at the north end of Carrall Street placed and filled.

4. That hereafter the bell at the Fire Hall No. 1 be rung only for fire alarm purposes.

5. That a fireman be employed permanently at Fire Hall No 1 to assist the Engineer to do any work required of him by said Engineer.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Clark. That the report of the F. W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No 5

The Board of Works met on Thursday the 14th of February 1889 and beg to recommend.

1. That as James D. Fraser, has thrown

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up his tender for supplying gravel that the tender of D. J. McDonald, being the next lowest be accepted.

2. That a six foot sidewalk be laid on Dunlevy Avenue from Princess Street South one block.

3. That Sinclair Harcuss, be notified to stop work repairing and fitting up the building he moved across Carrall Street until the 10 days’ notice has expired.

4. That the Chairman of the Fire, Water & Light Committee confer with the Chief Engineer in the matter of crossing the Railway Track with the Fire Hose, and if Mr. Abbott’s plan be feasible it be carried out.

5. That the City Engineer’s Salary be increased from $100.00 to $150.00 per month.

6. That the Chairman of the Board of Works meet the Finance Committee at their next regular meeting to explain in reference to Thos. Stephenson’s appointment as Street Inspector.

7. In regard to Blake’s building at the corner of Carrall and Cordova Streets damaged by the late fire in our opinion the building is injured beyond repairing, according to the By-Law that is over 50% of the original cost. But in case a dispute arises as to the value of the property injured we recommend that Mr. Hoffar be appointed Arbitrator for the City when the required deposit is paid on behalf of the City.

8. That the following tenders be accepted.

Burrard St. Sidewalk, McMillan & Kelley

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Seymour St. Sidewalk, McMillan & Kelley
Drake St. Sidewalk, McMillan & Kelley
Columbia Av Sidewalk, F. Young
Dunsmuir St. Sidewalk, F. Young
Lane in Block 9, 196, A. Bunker

9. That the following accounts be paid:

S. McLelan, Labor on Hastings St. $12.00
Wm. Seely, Street Repairs 5.00

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Works No 6

The Board of Works met on Thursday the 21st of February 1889 and beg to recommend:

1. That a 2 foot sidewalk be laid on Haro Street from Burrard to Bute Street on the South Side and across Bute to the North Side of Haro. Hence along the North Side of Haro for about 100 feet.

2. That Messrs Keefer & McGillivray be paid at the rate of $18.00 per m for the tender on the wings of the False Creek Bridge instead of $16.00.

3. That the post in front of Alderman Whetham’s Brick Building at the corner of Cordova and Cambie Streets be removed.

A Special meeting of the Board of Works was held on Saturday the 23rd inst for the purpose of considering a plan submitted by the Street Railway Company.

The Board would beg to recommend

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that the City Engineer be authorized to sign the plan submitted as being approved of.

The following Estimates were recommended for the payment:

H. McDonald, Columbia Av. $472.50
Goodmurphy & McLellan, Shed & Fence 125.00
Stephenson & McCraney, Georgia St. 210.00
D. J. McDonald, Dupont St. 841.47
McDonald, Cambie St. 290.88

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Costello. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.
Motions

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Horne. That the City Solicitor be asked to give his opinion as to the powers of the City to spend money outside of the Corporation on the Road leading to the public cemetery. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Horne. That all communications from Mr. Pooley in reference to the point in dispute with the Mayor be laid on the table. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Clark. That Mr. Hart be requested to have double doors cut in the Opera House on the Lane side. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Costello. That tenders be called for the gravelling and sidewalking of Westminster Road as by resolution of the Council. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

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

60 Vancouver street corners to have electric lights – September 5, 1887

Board of Works identified sixty street corners to have electric lights installed. By-law formed to raise $10,000 to build a road around Stanley Park.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 56-65

Vancouver Sept 5, 1887

The Council met on Monday September 5th 1887 at 7.30, p.m.

Present His Worship, Mayor MacLean, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Hamilton, Humphries, Lefevre, Lockerby, D. Oppenheimer, I. Oppenheimer and Sanders.

The Minutes of last Meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From D.B. Charleson, calling the attention of Council to the unfinished condition of Hamilton Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Desautels and Fairon asking for Grade of Powell Street in front of their premises.
Referred to Board of Works.

From H. Abbott complaining of contractors burning in vicinity of C.P.R. Hotel.
Alder. I. Oppenheimer – Humphries,
that the City Engineer be instructed to see the contractors on Granville Street and order that they do no burning in the vicinity of the C.P.R. Hotel on said street until allowed under the provisions of the Fire By-Law.
Carried.

From John Beatty and others praying for the improvement of Abbott Street between Hastings and Pender Streets.
Referred to the B. of Works.

From Beckett & Co. praying Council to grant them the use of certain streets and sidewalks for the placing of building material thereon.
Permission granted them under the terms of the Street By-Law.

From W. Norman Bole acquainting Council that John McDougall had instructed him to commence an action against the City for $10,000 damages for obstructing him in the completion of his contract and asking the name of the City Solicitor.
Humphries – Clark,
that the City Clerk be instructed to give the name of our City Solicitor.
Carried.

From John H. Low, asking that a sidewalk be built on Dunsmuir Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From Alex McKelare, asking Council to grant him a Bonus for the erection of a foundry in the City.
Referred to Finance Committee.

From John Devine giving Auditors Report for July and asking for extra pay therefor.
Referred to Finance Committee.

From K. L. Powell, Lt. K. R. submitting a tracing of the First Narrows of Burrard Inlet with a proposed plan of buoyage.
Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Sanders,
that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare a Memorial to be submitted to the Dominion Government asking that Buoys be placed on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet at the entrance to the First Narrows and also a proper Buoy on Spanish Bank.
Carried.

Accounts.
F.W. Hart, Chimneys &c. $1.38 F.W.L.
F.W. Hart, Chimneys &c 6.50 Finance
F.W. Hart, Labor (sic) &c 35.45 Finance
F.W. Hart, Blankets &c 26.95 Health
R. Mathison, Voters Lists 38.00 Finance
Queen Bros., Buggies 5.00 B. of Works
Queen Bros., Buggies 13.00 B. of Works
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 17.14 Health
Thos. Dunn & Co., Nails etc. 12.13 B. of W.
John M. Stewart, Board 130.50 Police
H.L. Freese, Carriage 4.00 Finance
S.T. Tilley, Stationery 23.50 Finance
J.H. Wert, Cemetery 100.00 Health
J.B. McKin, Fires 19.00 F.W.L.
Charles Nelson 18.45 Health
Owen Hughes 6.00 Health
Brunette Saw Mill Co. 23.45 B. of W.
H. McDowell & Co. 4.80 Health
E.D. Edwards 6.50 F.W.L.
Vancouver Wine Co. $7.00 Health
W.A. Brown 1.50 Finance
Vancouver Herald 27.60 Finance
Canadian Pacific Ry. 16.73 F.W.L.
Tattersall Stables 5.00 Finance
Isaiah Forbes 8.12 Police
H.A. Berry 11.00 F.W.L.
John McAllister 31.00 F.W.L.
Vancouver News 9.15 Finance

Reports

Health, No 18

The Board of Health met on Friday September 2nd 1887 and examined the plans and specifications sent in for the proposed City Hospital but would ask for further time for their consideration before recommending the acceptance of any of them by Council.
The following accounts are recommended for payment.
Owen Hughes for Watchman $2.00
F.W. Hart: Mop Handle .25
J.M. Lefevre.
Chairman

Adopted I. Oppenheimer – Alexander.

Finance No 29
The Finance Committee met on Friday September 2nd 1887 and recommend the payment of the following accounts
Leonora Z. Hughes, Inquests $10.00
H. Schussler, Report 50.00
Jacob Sehl, Furniture $77.07
Shearer & Kemp 23.50
F.W. Hart, Witness Box 7.50
D. Oppenheimer
Chairman

Adopted Alexander – Humphries.

Board of Works No 53

The Board of Works met on Friday September 2nd 1887 and report that the following tenders have been received for the improvement of Westminster Avenue South of False Creek.
W.L. McDonald.
Clearing &c per L. ft. 21 cts
Sidewalks per L. ft. 16 cts
plank per M. ft. 15.00
Boyd and Clandenning
Clearing &c per L. ft. 30 cts
Sidewalks per L. ft. 19 cts
plank per M. ft. 14.00
Jas. B. McKin
Clearing &c per L. ft. 28 cts
Sidewalks per L. ft. 16 cts
plank per M. ft. 15.00
D.L. Gow.
Clearing &c per L. ft. 29 1/2 cts
Sidewalks per L. ft. 17 cts
plank per M. ft. 14.90
Hugh McDonald
Clearing &c per L. ft. 17 cts
Sidewalks per L. ft. 16 cts
plank per M. ft. 14.50
We recommend the acceptance of the tender of Hugh McDonald.
We have instructed the City Engineer in conjunction with Chief Carlisle to examine and report upon the petition of the Royal City Planing Mills Co. for the placing of a tank at the South End of Carrall Street.
We recommend that an approach be constructed at the junction of Cordova and Cambie Streets as petitioned for by Captain Tatlow.
Also that John Devine be allowed to lift the sidewalk in front of his premises on Cordova Street for the Purpose of raising his building.
sgd L.A. Hamilton
Chairman

Adopted Alexander – Lefevre.

F.W. Light; No 25.

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday August 31st 1887 and report that the placing of the Electric Lights on the Streets of the City has been taken into consideration and we recommend that they be placed on the following street corners: –
1 On Cordova Street and Howe Street
2 On Cordova Street and Granville Street
3 On Cordova Street and Seymour Street
4 On Cordova Street and Richards Street
5 On Cordova Street and Homer Street
6 On Cordova Street and Cambie Street
7 On Cordova Street and Abbott Street
8 On Cordova Street and Carrall Street
9 On Water Street and Carrall Street
10 On Water Street and Abbott Street
11 On Water Street and Cambie Street
12 On Hastings Street and Hornby Street
13 On Hastings Street and Howe Street
14 On Hastings Street and Granville Street
15 On Hastings Street and Seymour Street
16 On Hastings Street and Richards Street
17 On Hastings Street and Homer Street
18 On Hastings Street and Hamilton Street
19 On Hastings Street and Cambie Street
20 On Hastings Street and Abbott Street
21 On Hastings Street and Carrall Street
22 On Granville Street and Pender Street
23 On Granville Street and Dunsmuir Street
24 On Granville Street and Georgia Street
25 On Pender Street and Richards Street
26 On Pender Street and Homer Street
27 On Dunsmuir Street and Richards Street
28 On Dunsmuir Street and Seymour Street
29 On Richards Street and Georgia Street
30 On Seymour Street and Pender Street
31 On Carrall Street and Dupont Street
32 At Royal City Planing Mills
33 On Alexander Street and Columbia Av.
34 On Alexander Street and Westminster Av.
35 On Alexander Street and Gore Av.
36 On Alexander Street and Dunlevy Av.
37 On Alexander Street and Jackson Av.
38 On Powell, Alexander, Water and Carrall junction
39 On Powell Street and Columbia Avenue
40 On Powell Street and Westminster Avenue
41 On Powell Street and Gore Avenue
42 On Powell Street and Dunlevy Avenue
43 On Powell Street and Jackson Avenue
44 On Oppenheimer Street and Columbia Avenue
45 On Oppenheimer Street and Westminster Avenue
46 On Oppenheimer Street and Gore Avenue
47 On Oppenheimer Street and Dunlevy Avenue
48 On Oppenheimer Street and Jackson Avenue
49 On Hastings Street and Columbia Avenue
50 On Hastings Street and Westminster Avenue
51 On Hastings Street and Gore Avenue
52 On Hastings Street and Dunlevy Avenue
53 On Hastings Street and Jackson Avenue
54 On Dupont Street and Columbia Avenue
55 On Dupont Street and Westminster Avenue
56 On Keefer Street and Westminster Avenue
57 On Harris Street and Westminster Avenue
58 On Barnard Street and Westminster Avenue
59 On Prior Street and Westminster Avenue
60 On North End of Westminster Avenue Bridge

We recommend that two hundred dollars of the grant received from Government be retained by Council to meet part of the cost of furnishing the addition to the Fire Hall, the balance to be handed over to the Fire Brigade to be expended as they see fit, for the department.
Also that Cargill & Co. be notified to remove shed on rear of Fire Hall Lot and that Council have the Lot fenced in.
sgd R.H. Alexander
Chairman

Adopted Lefevre – Sanders.

Motions

Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer.
Seconded by Alderman Lefevre,

that the F.W. & L. Committee take into consideration the placing of three electric lights on Westminster Avenue South of False Creek Bridge and in case this arrangement cannot be made with the Electric Light Co., they take into consideration the placing of four coal oil lamps on said street in said locality.
Carried.

By-Laws.

Alderman D. Oppenheimer moved the first reading of a By-Law for raising $20,000 for making improvements and constructing a public road or drive round the Government Reserve.

Council went into Committee of the Whole on By-Law with Alderman D. Oppenheimer in the Chair on motion of Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman I. Oppenheimer.

The By-Law was considered in Committee, after which they rose to report on motion of Alderman Hamilton.

By-Law read a second time on motion of Alderman Hamilton seconded by Alderman Lefevre.
Alderman Hamilton introduced a By-Law to fix the polling places etc on the above By-Law, which was read a first time.

By-Law read a second and third time on motion of Alderman Hamilton Seconded by I. Oppenheimer and passed.

The Council then adjourned.
M.A. MacLean
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver wants Coal Harbour Peninsula for a public park – May 12, 1886

Moved by Alderman L. A. Hamilton seconded by Alderman Coldwell, “that the Mayor be authorized to forward a petition to the Dominion Government through the Member for New Westminster District praying that the whole of that part of the Coal Harbour Peninsula Known as the Government Reserve or such part as in the wisdom of the Government they might see fit to grant, be Conveyed to the City of Vancouver for a Public Park.”

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