Present street lighting is “unsatisfactory” – November 24, 1890

The Fire Water and Light Committee report suggests Council put the Vancouver Street Railway and Light Company on notice that the present lighting is unsatisfactory and the City does not intend to pay for any light which is out for more than one hour per night. The Finance Committee “unable to respond” to the Mayor’s Nov 10th proposal that the City purchase the Water Works, Gas Works, Electric Light and Street Railway, as the matter would require “grave consideration.” The Council is not in a position to approve the request of Miss Bowes to fund an Orphans’ Home, but strongly recommends it to next year’s Council.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet
and sponsored by Arnold Silber

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 120-132

Vancouver, November 24, 1890

The Council met on Monday, November 24, 1890.
Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Doering.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

COMMUNICATIONS

From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Company and J.W. McFarland, Secretary, asking for one day’s grace for sending reply to the proposition from the City for the purchase of their Works.
Filed

From E.A. Brown, submitting an account for fixing fences etc. on Princess Street.
Board of Works

From the City Solicitor informing Council that the case of Abray vs the City was decided in favour of the City.
Filed

From Wm. Smith. Dep. Minister of Marine, acknowledging receipt of resolution re swing in C.P.R. bridge.
Filed

From C. Moyne, asking for a drain on Princess Street.
Board of Works

From Wm. Cargill, Secretary of the Union S.S. Co. notifying the Council that no dumping of any kind will be allowed over the Company’s Wharf after the end of the present month.
Board of Health

From Wm. Prentice, Secretary of the Sugar Refining Co. asking for a fire alarm box at their building.
Filed

From G.W. Ahearn, Secretary Vancouver Fire Underwriters Assn asking the City to purchase chemical engines etc.
Fire, Water & Light Comm.

From J.A. Fulton, Secretary Trades and Labour Council asking that the Chinese be prevented from plying their trade on Sunday.
Police Committee

From John Irving Esq., President of the Vancouver Water Works Company replying to the offer of the City of the 11th inst. re the purchase of their Works.
Filed

From F.C. Cotton submitting a report on the Free Reading Room and Library.
Finance

From the Chief of Police submitting weekly reports on the electric lights.
F. W, and L. Committee

From the City Auditor submitting report for September and October.
Filed

From Wm. Smith, Dep. Minister of Marine asking that detailed plans and specifications of the bridge across False Creek be furnished.
Board of Works

From E. Stevenson et al asking for the Market Hall on Wednesday the 26th inst. for political purposes.
Filed

From the City Solicitor asking for leave of absence.
Filed

From C.G. Arthur et al re enforcement of Sunday Bylaw.
Police Committee

From F.J. Painton asking for the Market Hall for the 29th of December.
Market Committee

From S.J. Emanuels, Hon. Secretary/Treasurer of the St. Johns Ambulance Association offering a litter to the Corporation to be placed at the Hospital.
Health Committee

From A.E. Carter applying for permission to erect a temporary wooden shed at the P. office site.
Filed

From H. Abbott asking that planks be removed from road leading to C.P.R. Wharf. Same being on the Company’s property.
Board of Works

From Joseph Reynolds, Bandmaster, thanking the Council for the grant for the purchase of instruments.
Filed

From J.W. McFarland, Secretary V.W.W. Company asking the reason why the Council only authorized the payment of 23 hydrants.
F.W. & L. Committee

From the City Solicitor notifying Council that McMillan had fixed the day for trial for the morgue nuisance and asking for evidence.
Health Inspector

From B.B. Johnson complaining about the condition of the drainage in his vicinity.
Board of Works

From W.A. McIntosh et al asking that the proposed sidewalk on Pender Street be made 8 ft. instead of 6 ft. and agreeing to bear their share of the extra cost.
Board of Works

From H.E. McKee, President of the Street Railway Company asking for some of the old lamp shades etc.
F.W. & L. Committee

REPORTS

Market – November 4
The Market Committee met on Friday November 14th and Friday November 21st. 1890.
Present Aldermen Costello and Fox. Alderman Costello in the chair.
It was recommended:
1. That the Zion Church Congregation be allowed the use of the Market Hall on Tuesday evening the 25th inst. instead of Wednesday, the usual night.
That the following accounts be paid:
J. Scuitto, Buckets etc. $ 7.32
Crowder & Penzer Coal 18.50
E. S. Scoullar & Co. – Stoves etc. 101.10
Signed M. Costello
for Chairman

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That the report of the Market Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance – No. 28
The Finance Committee met on Friday November 14, 1890.
Present: Alderman Browning, Fox and Costello.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid
News Advertiser Printing                  371.70
Joseph Huntly Expenses to Victoria 19.50
Crowder & Penzer Coal etc.              27.00
john Scuitto Coal oil                           3.25
Telephone Co.                                   19.00
A. St. G. Hamersley Law Costs        58.92
Dr. Bodington et al witness fees     244.20

2. That H. Hemlow be appointed Assistant to the Assessment Commissioner at a salary of $60.00 per month during the preparation of the Assessment Roll.
3. In reference to the communication from Miss Bowes requesting the Council to make a monthly grant towards the maintenance of an Orphans Home in this City, the term of this Council is about expired, and as the finances are nearly exhausted, we cannot see our way clear to grant her request, but would strongly recommend to the incoming Council the advisability of placing a sum in their estimates for the purposes mentioned by Miss Bowes.
4. In reference to the communication from His Worship the Mayor of the 10th inst. submitting a proposition for the purchase by the City of the Water Works, Gas Works, Electric Light and Street Railway, as said proposition would involve the expenditure of a large sum of money the matter requires grave consideration, they do not therefore feel in a position at present to make any report to the Council.
5. That the accounts from the Board of Works, Park Commission and Market Committee be confirmed for payment.
Signed: J.M. Browning
Chairman

The Finance Committee met again on Friday, November 21st 1890.
Present: Aldermen Browning, Fox and Costello.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:
A. St. James Hamersley Law Costs $ 31.75
The Colonist Cheques                        75.00
Atwell King Posting Bills                    2.00
C.P. Telegraph Co.                               1.70
Board of Works Accounts
Market Accounts
Signed J.M. Browning
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Horne
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

F.W.& L. No. 14
The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday, November 5th 1890.
Present: Alderman Fox, McLeod, Carroll and Doering.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Vancouver City Foundry                $0.95
Van Water Works Co. Rates         377.16
McLennan & McFeely Supplies      4.40
Van Elect. St. Ry. & Light Co.     1108.73

2. A communication was received from Alderman Browning enclosing a communication from G.W. Girdlestone of Winnipeg advising the City to purchase chemical engines. Your committee, when compiling its estimates, included a sum sufficient to purchase chemical engines but the finance committee having struck it out, there are no funds available for the object recommended.

3. That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Water Works Company with a view of getting free water for the public fountain on Hastings Street.

4. That the Vancouver Street Railway and Light Company be notified that no streetlight be hereafter paid for if the same remains out beyond one hour in the night, and further that their September account as passed for payment is correct and be it further resolved that if the present unsatisfactory lighting is not remedied the City will repudiate all liability for the payment of any of the lights.
Signed J.M. Fox, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Fox
That the Report of the F.W. & L. Committee be adopted.
Carried
Alderman Browning voted nay.
Works No. 32
And
1. That the City Engineer be instructed to give E.H. Heaps the permanent grade asked for by him on Granville Street.
2. That Joseph Huntly, Fire Inspector, be instructed to give a permit to reconstruct the Stewart House as the damages are under 25 percent.
3. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a crossing made on Burrard Street on the north line of Robson Street.
4. That there are no funds available for the sidewalking of Smithe Street as requested by the School Board.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the present sidewalk on Burrard Street between Nelson and Barclay repaired and replaced.
6. That the communication from Alderman Horne and Hon. John Robson in reference to the Cemetery Road be laid over for one week.
7. Re the communication from His Worship the Mayor on the subject of street paving we have instructed the City Engineer to correspond further with different cities on the subject, and report.
8. Re the communication from His Worship the Mayor regarding the clearing of the East End Park, we have instructed the Engineer to notify the Contractors to appear before the Board at its next meeting.
9. That tenders be invited for the plastering of the Caretaker’s house at the Cemetery.
10. In reference to Wm. Fearing’s claim for extra’s on Beach Avenue, as there is no legal claim for such, the award given by the City Engineer cannot be increased.
11. That the City Engineer be instructed to put a box drain in the open ditch near the junction of Melville and Pender Streets.
12. A question having arisen as to the meaning of the resolution passed at the meeting of this Committee held on the 31st October regarding extra’s claimed by Boyd and Clendenning on their contract for grading Princess Street, the Committee would say that their intention is that any extra work, which the Council may consider the Contractors are entitled to be paid for, shall be at a rate to be decided by the City Engineer.
13. That a By-Law be introduced amending the street numbering By-Law.
14. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the hole in Georgia Street between Hornby and Burrard Streets filled in as soon as possible.
15. That the following tenders be accepted:
Pender Street Sidewalk – Angus Fraser
Burrard Street Sidewalk – J.C. Murchie
16. That the following accounts be paid:
Columbia Carriage Factory Sewer Locks $126.50
A. Godfrey & Co. Supplies 15.00
Davis Taylor Signs 12.50
D. Gibbons Westminster Avenue 238.95
D.H. Morgan Victoria Street 198.45
D. Urquhart Columbia Avenue 33.50
Boyd & Clendenning, Gravelling 3,223.62
D. Urquhart Dupont Sreet 10.30
H. Connacher O.G.T. 419.80
G. Mesher Richards Street 187.50
D. Urquhart Hastings Street 20.40
H. Connacher, Seymour Street 264.60
W.G. Fraser Jervis Street 188.32

Signed J.W. Horne, Chairman
The Board of Works met again on Thursday, November 20th 1890.
Present: Alderman Costello, Browning and Sentell. Alderman Costello in the chair.
It was recommended:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Alex McDonald Burrard Street $144.00
Anderson & Yerex 12th Avenue bridge 48.53
T. Dunn & Co. Sundries 4.10
G.H. Dawson Ry. Fares 400.00
Boyd & Clendenning, Sugar Refinery 636.12

2. That Messrs. McDonald & Lloyd, Contractors, be offered the sum of $1,000.00 without prejudice in full satisfaction of their claim for extra work done on Westminster Avenue.
3. That the City Engineer be instructed to obtain all necessary information on the subject of drainage in the East End Park and report at the next meeting.
4. That tenders be invited for the construction of a 3 plank sidewalk on Nicola Street from Robson to Barclay.
5. That the following contracts be awarded:
Sewer contract No. 3 Boyd & Clendenning,
Georgia Street filling DTTO.
6. That the City Engineer be instructed to take the necessary steps to have the work of diverting the course of the drain now discharging under the foundry on Alexander Street so that same may connect with the drain on the lane between Columbia Avenue and Westminster Avenue.
7. That the following street crossings be laid:
On Westminster Avenue at its junction with Prior Street
“ “ “ “ “ Harris Street
“ Hastings Street “ Gore Avenue
8. That the City Engineer be authorized to get a new drawing table and a rack for plans for use in his office.
Signed J.W. Horne, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Horne
That the clause in the report relating to the awarding of the contracts for Pender Street sidewalk be struck out and that the width of the sidewalk be increased to 8 ft. and that the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for same.

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That a By-Law be introduced to fix the time etc. for holding an election for Mayor and Aldermen for AD1891.
Carried

The By-law was introduced and read a first and second time on motion of Alderman Costello seconded by Alderman Fox. The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law, Alderman Horne in the Chair. The By-Law was read clause by clause and passed without amendment. The Committee then rose and reported the By-Law complete without amendments. The By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Horne.

MOTIONS

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the Ratepayers of Ward No. 4 be allowed the use of Market Hall on Wednesday evening November 26th for the purpose of holding political meeting.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the City Solicitor be allowed leave of absence for two weeks.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That Mr. A.E. Carter be allowed to erect the necessary frame sheds for the use of workmen at the new post office, same to be removed as per his letter applying for same.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the action of His Worship in directing the putting up of a fire alarm at the Sugar Refinery, receive the sanction of the Council.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Market Committee be instructed to purchase 300 more chairs for the use of the Market Hall, cost not to exceed $1.25 each.
Moved in amendment by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Costello
That the matter be referred to the Market Committee
Carried

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Board of Works supply moveable gates to the weigh scales for the convenience of weighing quadrupeds.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the following labour account be paid:
D. Romang $ 135.75
Carried

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay the freight, duty and clearance on the sewer pipes shipped from San Francisco, the amount being $411.95; also freight, duty and clearance on fire alarm apparatus amounting to $67.02.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Horne
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That H.F. Keefer be paid the balance ($544.46) retained on sewerage contract, same being now due him.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the Vancouver Water Works Company having by their letter of the 15th November declined to accept the proposal made by the City for the purchase of their System of Water Works, as contained in letter dated 11th November which distinctly stated that the proposal therein made was “positively the last” . Be it resolved that the Council cannot entertain the proposals now made by the Vancouver Water Works Company to go to arbitration on any other basis than that offered by the City, and instruct the City Clerk to notify the said Company that unless the City’s proposal as contained in their letter of the 11th November be accepted on or before the 1st December next, the propositions for settlement as therein contained will be considered withdrawn.

Carried

CONSIDERATION OF BY-LAWS

On Motion by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Fox
The amendments to the Market By-Law were read a second time.
The Council then went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law. Alderman McLeod in the chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause, after which the Committee rose to report progress and asked leave to sit again.
The Committee then adjourned.

James F. Garden
For Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver to acquire Water Works, electric street lights – September 23, 1889

Geo. MacKay resigned as Parks Board chairman: W.J. Horne appointed to Chair. City to negotiate with Vancouver Water Works Company to acquire its system of Water Works. City signs agreement with Vancouver Electric Illuminating Company for street lights.

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and Joy Marie Vasquez

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 146-152

[volume 3 page 146]

Vancouver Sept 23rd 1889

The Council met on Monday September 23rd 1889 at 8 P. M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From John M. Stewart, asking to be furnished with a copy of the charges preferred against him. Referred to Police Committee.

From WH. Falding, Registrar of the Supreme Court, New Westminster acknowledging receipt of resolution from the City Clerk re Police investigation. Referred to Police Committee.

From C. S. Jones asking for the City’s typewriting. Referred to Finance committee.

From W. Thomas, Manager of the Gas Co. complaining about damage done to his pipe line by Street Contractors. Referred to Board of Works.

From S. Brighouse, et al agreeing to build a sidewalk on Granville Street from Davie Street South if Council would refund the cost thereof in the future. Referred to Board of Works.

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From D. Robson, City Clerk New Westminster inviting the Mayor and Aldermen of Vancouver to be present at the opening of the Provincial Exhibition. Filed.

From Wm. Prentice Local Secretary of the B. C. Smelting Co. acknowledging receipt of communication from the City Solicitor re the opening of the works. Filed.

From Geo. Wagg and H. G. Moore, Front Dealers complaining about the Sunday Closing ordinance. Referred to Police Committee.

From the Governor General’s Secretary re movements of the Governor General. Filed.

Reports

Park No 8

The Park Commissioners met on Monday September 23rd 1889.

Present Messrs Alexander, Brighouse, Horne and McConnell.

A communication was received from Mr. Geo G. McKay, Chairman of the Board tendering his resignation as Chairman. It was resolved that his resignation be accepted and Mr. J. W. Horne appointed in his place.

Sgd. Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver Sept 23rd 1889

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Report of the Park Committee be adopted. Carried.

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Finance No 27

The Finance Committee met on Friday September 20th and Monday September 23rd 1889.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the City Clerk be instructed to address the following communication to J. W. McFarland Eng. Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co.

Sir. In reply to your letter of September 9th 1889. I am instructed to inform you that the City will be prepared to negotiate with your company with a view of acquiring its System of Water Works.

2. That the Report of the Board of Works read at the last meeting of Council be confirmed with the exception of the new work recommended therein.

3. That the following account be paid:

News Advertiser, Notice $2.60

Sgd. W. S. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No 27

The Board of Works met on Monday September 23rd 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the communication of Messrs Innes and Richards re fence in Georgia St be referred to the City Solicitor.

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2. That the Sidewalk lifted off Granville Street be laid on Seymour Street between Davie and Drake and that part of the lane in Block 13, 196 be planked with old plank.

3. That the drain in rear of Van Bramer’s block be extended to opposite Bell-Irving’s block.

4. That the following tenders be accepted.
Quebec Street H. Connacher
11th Avenue H. Archibald
Keefer Street A. D. McDonald
Lansdowne St. W. C. Muir

5. That the following accounts be paid:
A. Bunker, Dunsmuir St. etc. 96.22
do Dunlevy Av. 25.00
Bunker & McD. Westminster Av. 239.10
A. D. McDonald, Gore Av. 157.22
do Seymour St. 193.14
W. C. Muir, Lanes 17 & 20, 196 148.23
McDonald & Barton, Hornby St. etc. 183.80
162.26
D. McAlister, Alberni St. 156.24
D. J. McDonald, Westminster Av. 502.32
H. Connacher, 11th Av. 120.91
D. McAlister, Eveleigh St. 80.63
A. Balkwell, Cambie St. 182.00
H. Connacher, Georgia St. 479.70
D. B. Murray, extras 83.00
H. Connacher, Basement drain 584.55
P. Atkinson et al Street Work 37.40
R. C. P. Mills Co. Lumber 23.71

Sgd. J. W. Horne, for Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That Clause 4 be laid over. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Horne. That the balance of the Report be adopted. Carried.

The Agreement between the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co and the City for Street lighting was read and ordered to be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk on behalf of the City on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Clark.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Mayor and Council accept the invitation of the New Westminster Council to the opening of the Agricultural Association Exhibition on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th October next. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer.

That whereas on Thursday the 19th day of September on account of the entertainment and reception of the Hon. Edgar Dewdney, Minister of the Interior a sufficient number of the Councillors of this City and delegates from the Vancouver Board of Trade were not present at the City Hall to discuss the contemplation amendments to By-Law No 70 known as the Trades License By-Law.

Therefore be it resolved that the Council now name a committee to consist of five members to meet a delegation of the Vancouver Board of Trade someday during this week to discuss said

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By-Law and that the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Board of Trade to that effect. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the whole Council meet as a Committee on Friday at 3 o’clock to meet the Board of Trade. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the following citizens be added to the reception committee of the Council for the reception of the Governor General:

Messrs. H. Abbott, J. M. Browning, Thos. Dunn, D. E. Brown, H. I. Ceperley, C. D. Rand, J. M. Spinks, G. I. Wilson, R. H. Alexander, R. P. Cook, Dr. Lefevre, H. Bell-Irving, E. & J. Devine, said Committee to meet on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Carried.
Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Whetham, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the amendments to the Health By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

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

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

[volume 3 page 152]

Alderman Salsbury and Horne gave notice that at next meeting they would introduce the following resolution. Be and it is hereby resolved that the Monkeys now giving free entertainment to the small boys and others in the back yard of the City Hall be declared as interfering with the Police Department in the proper execution of their duty and that the nuisance be remedied by expropriating them at a fair valuation and handing them over to the Chairman of the Park Commissioners as a commencement of his Zoological collection (along with the Pheasants) and may they be happy and prosper.

Alderman McConnell gave notice that he would introduce a motion to instruct the City Auditor to furnish a financial statement on or before the 15th of October next.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos.F. McGuigan, City Clerk

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

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

Contractor William Harkins’ employees cry foul at Council meeting – December 19, 1887

A number of complaints received about (street contractor) William Harkins’ granting of Power of Attorney to Dunn & Co. J. H Wert appreared before council on behalf of Harkins’ employees to report on the situation. Legal opinion requested from City Solicitor. A coal oil lamp to be placed at the corner of Hamilton and Dunsmuir streets, with the City supplying the oil and the residents in the vicinity to light the lamp. James Alexander appointed for 1888 to assist the Assistant Commissioner in the Assessment of the City. (more…)

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