Finance Committee regrets no funds available to provide public parks – May 28, 1894

Finance Committee regrets no funds available to provide public parks – May 28, 1894

D. McGillivray to lay a single street railway track on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall at $2.28 per foot. The Finance Committee reported the city budget did not permit more public parks for the citizens. The Board of Works recommended approval of W. Godfrey ‘s request that Burnaby Street be opened up one block south of Nicola Street provided the cost did not exceed $50.00. Bylaws for Polling and for Remuneration of the Mayor and Aldermen were finalized.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 93-101

Illustration: CVA AM1376-: CVA 15-01 – Burnaby Street at Broughton
looking over English Bay cleared and rough graded
John H. Wright, 1899

[Volume 6 page 93]

Vancouver May 28th 1894

The Council met on Monday May 28th 1894.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Wm Skene, Secretary of the Board of Trade regarding the reception to the Australian Delegation on the arrival of the S.S. Awawa. Laid Over

From J.D. Townley suggesting that the Admiral and Officers of the North Pacific Squadrom be invited to Vancouver for the 1st of July Celebrations

Resolved that they be invited.

From Wm Farrell offering par for 4 ½ per cent debentures and $380,000 for $410,000 4 per cents Laid on the table

From Creamer & Langley asking for the extension of the time on tenders on brass etc.

Time extended to Tuesday June 5th

From the License Commissioners recommending the reduction of shop Licenses

Resolved that they be informed that it is not the desire of the Council that any changes should be made.

[Volume 6 page 94]

From Dr. Thomas making suggestions for controlling the sale of milk in the City.

Referred to the Health Committee

From Arthur Lyman etal praying that the Council will not proceed with the purchase of the Street Railway Laid on the table

From Otto Marstrand asking for an extension of the sidewalk on 5th Av

Referred to the Board of Works

From C.O. Wickinden complaining that the sidewalk around the Bank of Montreal was being cracked from blasting

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Auditor giving certified statement of the receipts and expenses of the Street Railway for six months. Laid over.

From Taylor & Donner offering to sell a shard to the city. Filed

The following Reports were received and read.

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Monday May 28th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Franklin, Bethune & Shaw.

The following parties tendered on Firemen’s Uniforms:-

A.J. Sharpe & Co. Mather & Larsen, Wm Murphy

[Volume 6 page 95]

Campbell & Doherty & Stewart & Hurst.

The Committee decided to recommend the tender of Campbell & Doherty for acceptance from samples furnished by the City, price to be $23.25 for each uniform and $1.75 for each cap.

sgd J.L Franklin

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 25th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden and Bethune

Communications

From Mrs. E. H. Alexander etal asking the City to purchase the Block of land between Dunlevy & Jackson Avs South of Powell Street for public park purposes.

Resolved.

That the Communication be acknowledged and the petitioners informed that while the City Committee is fully of the opinion that public parks should be provided for the citizens they regret that the lack of funds prevents the question from being taken up at present.

From D. McGillivray offering to lay a single track on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall Streets for $2.28 per foot.

Resolved that Mr. McGillivray’s offer be accepted

[Volume 6 page 96]

and that a double track be laid on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall in accordance with Contract and specifications to be drawn up by the City Engineer.

Resolved that the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $10,000 on behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at 5 per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894 and that note No 1 be renewed.

The following account was recommended for payment:-

Van Bill Posting & Ad Agency Remit $5.00

Sgd

W.F. Salsbury

Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works me on May 25th 1894.

Present – Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Queen Shaw & Franklin

Correpondence

From Messrs Wulffsohn & Berwicke asking to have the fence at Mr. Delbruck’s cottages corner of Alberni and Burrard streets replaced

Laid over for one week for investigation

From W. Godfrey asking that Burnaby Street be opened up one block south of Nicola Street.

Resolved that he be given access to his premises provided the cost does not exceed $50.00.

[Volume 6 page 97]

From Cruden & Robinson asking for payment of a bill of expenses provided incurred by the lowering of the grade and sidewalk in the year 1890.

Referred back for particulars.

From L. McQuarrie & Co assigning all rights, moneys etc that may be coming from sewerage contract No 7 to Thos Allen of Sapperton. Filed

From Thos Stephenson in reference to complaints made by the dust from the paved streets

Resolved that the Fire Light & Water Committee be requested to give the Board the use of the fire team once a day to sprinkle the paved streets; also from the Street Inspector calling the attention of the Board to a step that has be put in on the sidewalk at Buxton and Rodneys cigar stand.

The Board decided to examine.

Mr. J.M. Fox complained of dirty water in the ditch in front of his store on Hastings Street

Referred to the Health Inspector for attention

Resolved that the City Engineer be granted ten days leave of absence.

The draft of the Contract for crushed rock between the City and A.E.E. Clark was read and with a few slight alterations confirmed

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Thos Dunn & Co. Supplies .70 cts

Evans, Coleman & Evans “ $30.00

B.C. Iron Works “ 137.76

D. McGillivray Bituminous Rock 3621.60

A. Linton Boat hire 4.00

Hamilton Mfg Co Supplies 4.00

sgd H.P. McCraney

Chairman

[Volume 6 page 98]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the Report be adopted.

Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday May 22nd 1894.

Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden, and Wm Brown.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

M.T.L. Lloyd Hack hire $32.00

A.H. Thomas Attending Small pox 163.50

Thos Spence Labor 61.40

Mellish & Gray ood 110.00

Keil & Kerr Drayage 1.50

Texas Lake Ice Co Supplies 7.45

B.C. Mills “ 7.00

J.A. Mills Mental Examinations 5.00

McIntosh & Co supplies 63.84

Welsh Bros “ 14.59

Communications

From Howard Kent asking for permission to cut wood on the cemetery grounds.

Resolved

That his request be granted if he agrees to pull down the trees, leaving the roots upturned

From Alfred Someron asking for the position of Cemetery assistant. Laid over

From Theo Horrobin etal asking for the removal of the Crematory. Filed

[Volume 6 page 99]

Resolved that when specifications are prepared by the City Engineer that tenders be called for repairing the crematory chimney

That the City Clerk under an account to the C.P.R. Co for all costs in connection with the care of the Chinaman affected with small pox.

sgd John McDowell

Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Report be Adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the following By-laws be introduced and read a first time:-

  1. A By-Law to fix the polling places etc on the By -Law to reaide $60,000 for Street Improvements and on the

(b)A By-Law to raise $380,000 for the purchase of the St Ry.

(B) A By-Law to fix the remuneration for Mayor.

(C) A By-Law to close a certain portion of Pender Street between Cambie & Beattie Streets

(d) A By-Law to authorize the conveyance to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co as a certain parcel of land herein after described near the Sugar Refinery

Each of the By-Law was read a first time. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the amount of the Bond on this crushed rock contract be fixed at two entries of $5000.00 each. Carried

[Volume 6 page 100]

Moved by Alderman McCraney

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the payroll of the Board of Works for the week ending May 23rd amounting to $346.60 be passed for payment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the Pay Roll of the Water Works of the Water Works for the weeking ending May 21st amounting to $245.55 be paid. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the following By]Laws be read a 2nd time:-

  1. The polling By-law (b) The By-Law fixing the remuneration of the Mayor (c) The By-Law to close a certain portion of Pender St (d) The By-law to convey to the C.P.R. Co certain lands near the sugar refinery. Carried

The By-Laws were accordingly read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law to raise $60,000 for street improvements, Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

The By-Laws were read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete

On motion of Alderman Shaw seconded by Alderman McDowell, the Council went into Committee

[Volume 6 page 101]

Of the Whole for the Consideration of the By-Law to purchase the Street Railway, Alderman C.L. Brown in the Chair.

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

Both of the By-Laws were ordered to be printed and be voted on by the electors.

On motion of Alderman McCraney, seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown. The Council went into Committee of the Whole to consider the conveyance of a certain piece of land near the Sugar Refinery to the C.P.R. Co Alderman McCraney in the Chair.

After a certain number of clauses were read the Committee rose to report and asked leave to sit again.

On motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Aldermen McCraney, the Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Polling By-Law, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

It was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman McCraney.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole over the By-law to fix the remuneration to be paid to the Mayor, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Franklin seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

The Council then adjourned

Thos McGuigan R.A. Anderson

City Clerk Mayor

Street Railway Company must repair its tracks – April 19, 1894

Street Railway Company must repair its tracks – April 19, 1894

A special meeting decided that instead of removing its tracks from Vancouver streets, the Street Railway Company be instructed to upgrade its tracks to the satisfaction of the City Engineer. The Mayor was not present at this meeting, and Alderman Salsbury did not vote.

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Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-: Trans P13
[Laying tracks for the Vancouver Street Railway Company
on the corner of Westminster Avenue (Main Street) and Powell Street]

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 30 – 31

Vancouver April 19th 1894

[Volume 6 page 30]

The Council met on Thursday April 19th 1894 at 8p.m.

Present. Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

Alderman C.L Brown was appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor.

A depution from the Street Railway Co and bond holders of the Co were present, consisting of Messrs Wm Murray, Wm Farrell, R.G. Tatlow and Hutchings.

After considerable discussion re Powell Street track, it was moved by
Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Franklin.
That proceedings be taken to have the Franchise granted the Company over that portion of Powell Street from Westminster Avenue to Campbell Avenue declared forfeited and the Company remove the track from that portion of the Street.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McCraney.
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden.
That the Street Railway Co or the legal representatives of them be instructed to at once place the present Powell Street track on the proper street grade and to place their portion of the street in a thorough state of repair and to the entire satisfaction to the City Engineer.
Motion carried.

For the motion. Queen, Wm Brown, Franklin and Bethune.
Against “ McPhaiden, McCraney.
Aldermen Salsbury & Shaw did not vote.

For the amendment. Aldermen McCraney & McPhaiden.
Against. Shaw, Queen, Wm Brown, Franklin & Bethune.

[Volume 6 page 31]

Alderman Salsbury did not vote.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Estimates.
Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

After discussing the Estimates to some length the Council Committee rose to report progress and asked leave to sit again.

The Council then adjourned.

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

R.A.A. Anderson
Mayor

Vancouver officially requests “tide lands of False Creek” from BC – January 29th, 1894

Vancouver officially requests “tide lands of False Creek” from BC – January 29th, 1894

Motion that Council request the Provincial Government to deed the tide lands of False Creek east of Westminster Av to the City in accordance with the motion introduced into the Legislature by Mr. J. W. Horne. The City Solicitor gave his legal opinion that the Street Ry. Co. have made a breach of their contract with the City in not operating the tramway around Fairview.

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Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-692
[Looking north from the corner of 7th and Main,
including the Westminster Avenue Trestle Bridge
and False Creek in the background.]

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 677 – 683

Vancouver January 29th 1894
[Volume 5 page 677]

The Council met on Monday January 29th 1894.
Present. His Worship, the Mayor and, Aldermen Salsbury, Bethune, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Shaw.
The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted.

Communications

From Wm Lyman, asking for the grading of a lane in Block 93.196.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Solicitor stating that he had entered an appearance to the writ of summons served by Potter & Platt.
Filed

From the Pacific Coast Association of Fire Chiefs, asking for the appointment of a delegate to represent our Fire Department in San Francisco.
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That Chief Carlisle be sent at a cost not to exceed $100.00.
Lost

From A.A. McRae, asking for the return of his deposit on tender for the delivery of the crushed rock.
Laid over for one week

From A. Campbell-Reddic, asking the Council to name two suitable persons for the position of License Commissioners.
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the Council take no action in the matter.
Carried

[Volume 5 page 678]

From Wm Towler stating that the mineral case had been placed in the Reading Room, and handing over keys for same.
Filed and thanks tendered.

From the City Solicitor, advising the Council not to affix the Seal to the McQuarrie Contract.
Filed

From W.G. Tretheway, asking what encouragement would be given if a flour mill were erected in Vancouver.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From the City Solicitor stating that the Street Ry. Co. have made a breach of their contract with the City in not operating the tramway around Fairview.
Referred to the Board of Works

From F.D. Boucher etal asking for the extension of the sewer on the lane in rear of Burrard Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Messrs Ferguson & Alexander resigning their positions as Water Commissioners.
Resolved.
That they be informed that their resignation should be addressed to the Returning Officer.

The following Reports were received, and read:-

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday January 23rd 1894.

Present. Aldermen Wm Brown (in the Chair) Salsbury & McPhaiden.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from Dr Mills

[Volume 5 page 679]

Regarding the payment on account be referred to the City Solicitor.

2. That the City Engineer be instructed to visit the Isolation Hospital and examine and report upon the repairs required to the sewers and water service there, said report to be furnished as soon as possible.
sgd Wm Brown
Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Tuesday January 23rd 1894.
Present. Alderman C.L. Brown, Wm Brown, Queen and McPhaiden.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from K. Silverman re Officer North be filed.

2. That the police waiting room be refloored, the work to be done by D. McRae.

3. That the following accounts be paid:-
D.J. McLean     Supplies                 $1.00
C.F. Foreman   “                                  2.13
J. McLaren       Ry fares                    11.50
C.S. Phelp         Supplies                  24.72
Thos Clough     Drayage                     2.50
C.F. Foreman    Supplies                 30.55
R. Banham        Drayage                      .50
Tilley & Son      Supplies                    1.00
Thos Dunn & Co “                             18.00
J.P. Blake            “                              14.70
McIntosh & Co   “                              21.30
John Purdy         Special Constable 7.50

The Board fixed the 4th Tuesday in

[Volume 5 page 680]

each month at 4 p.m. as their regular day of meeting.
sgd C.L. Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday January 26th 1894. All of the members being present.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
E. Clough            Drayage                       $3.00
Holt & Airey.     Case for minerals     106.00
A.W. Bushall     Labor                              2.00
J.W. Robinson Inspecting hotels         5.00
J.M. Browning                                       10.00
do.                      Recreation grounds    5.00
News Advertiser Supplies                   42.10
…… Towler       Drayage etc                  5.60
Deputy Ret Officers                            40.00
Tilley & Son     Supplies                          .60
D. McRae         Repairs etc                 13.50
Gurney Cab Co. Conveyances          28.00
H.M. Henderson Clerical work      40.00
R.H. Alexander Balance of ….. fees 15.00

2. That the following tenders be accepted.
Feed.                       Welsh Bros.
Green Groceries.  Philp Bros.
Drugs.                    Charles Nelson
Binding tax books & Assessment Roll. News Advertiser

3. That the School Trusties [sic] who asked for a grant to pay salaries etc be requested to send in their payroll.
sgd …….F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the Report be adopted. Carried

[Volume 5 page 681]

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday January 25th. All the members being present.
It was recommended:-
1. That the communication from C. Woodward be referred to the City Engineer to give the necessary levels, the grading of the streets however to be held over until the estimates for the year are prepared.

2. That the communication from J. Brenton reporting on work needed in connection with the sewers be referred to the City Engineer to report on at next meeting.

3. That the communication from Hunter Bros etal re the railway siding on the lane in rear of Oppenheimer Bros. be filed.

4. That the communication from McQuarrie & Co. asking for the City Seal to be put on his contract and the opinion of the City Solicitor thereon be referred to the Council.

5. That the communication from H.T. Ceperley on behalf of J.M. O’Toole re Hastings St sidewalk be filed.

6. That this Board accept the withdrawal of A.A. McRae’s tender for the delivery of crushed rock and recommends that the contract be awarded to W.S. Cook the next lowest tenderer.

7. That tenders be called up to 3 p.m. on Monday the 5th day of February next for clearing certain blocks of land of land in 200A.

8. That the following tenders be awarded:-
Nails.                                                Thos Dunn & Co.                  at from $2.80 to 3.05 per keg.
Vitrified pipe.                                 Evans Coleman & Evans     amounting to $1029.70.

[Volume 5 page 682]

Iron gratings for Catch Basins.   J.T. Ross & Co                      @ $1.50 each.

Curbstones & Gutters …. for Granville & Hastings St. M. Kelley.
Balance of paving on above streets. D. McGillivray

The tenders on the basement drains were laid over.

9. That the following accounts be paid:-
W.H. Kendall.         Crushed rock.          $8726.62
Thos Veitch.            Del “ “                          3152.05
News Advertiser    Ads.                                    2.60
H. Lomas etal.       Labor.                            189.95
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the Clause in the Report in reference to Martin Kelley’s Contract be referred back.
Carried

Moved by Ald Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the accounts of W.H. Kendall and Thos Veitch be laid over temporarily.
Carried

Moved by Ald McCraney
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Contracts for street paving be let subject to the passage of a By-Law authorizing same, and that the balance of the report as amended be adopted.
Carried

Motions

Moved by Ald McCraney
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the following persons compose the free Library Board for 1894:-
Alderman Wm Brown or Salsbury. Messrs E. Odlum, Chas. Coldwell, Wm Towler, J. Duval, Geo Pallay, R. McPherson & G. Walker.

[Volume 5 page 683]

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the Provincial Government be asked to place in the years estimates the usual grant to the City Fire Department, and that they be asked to increase the grant to the City Hospital to $7500.00 owing to increased cost of maintenance.

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the City Engineer prepare, and furnish to the next Council meeting a written report on the mains across the narrows, giving a detailed statement as to cost to the date of the placing of the last new main in position, also the cost incurred including outstanding unpaid accounts to date, in repairing and hauling the main broken on Sunday Sept 17, 1894.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ C. L. Brown
That the following account be paid:-
W. Hooper et al Labor $1247.15
Carried

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brow
That the Council request the Provincial Government to deed the tide lands of False Creek east of Westminster Av to the City in accordance with the motion introduced into the Legislature by Mr. J. W. Horne.
Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the By-Law to amend the Water Commissioners By-Law be read a 2nd time.
Carried

The Council went into Committee of

[Volume 5 page 684]

the Whole for its consideration Alderman Wm. Brown in the Chair.

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

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Franklin, seconded by Ald McDowell.

Notice of Motion

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at next meeting he would introduce a By-Law to provide for the raising of $ – – – – under the Local Improvement System for the purpose of paving portions of Granville + Hastings Streets.

Moved by Alderman Bethune
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the City Engineer be and is hereby instructed to examine and report to the Council two weeks from this date on the best method of utilizing the water power at Capilano Dam and any other available water power, adjourning the City with a view to the lighting of the City by electricity and furnish estimated cost of same.

The Council then adjourned

R. A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver needs to borrow $50,000 – January 22, 1894

Vancouver needs to borrow $50,000 – January 22, 1894

Letter received from J. Buntzen, Business Manager of the Van Elec. Ry & L Co, stating that a light was to be erected on Granville Street Bridge. The City Clerk was to write to Toronto and Montreal to inquire about the budget for milk testing. Following the precedent set by previous Councils, Mr. Mooney, a long-term occupant of the jail, was allowed clothing costing $25.00 for the year. The Chairman of each Committee was directed to account for all staff employed in their respective departments: length of time employed, salary, and days of absence. By-Law formed for the city to borrow $50,000 to cover current expenses.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-1—: M-11-21
[The old Granville Street Bridge], about 1909

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 665 – 676

Vancouver January 22nd 1894

[Volume 5 page 665]

The Council met on Monday January 22 nd 1894.
Present. His Worship, the Mayor and, Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell,
McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Geo Freeland etal, asking for the improvement of 8 th Av.
Referred to the Board of Works

From H.T. Ceperley on behalf of J.M. O’Toole, objecting to the lowering of the grade of the
sidewalk in front of his premises on Hastings Street.
Referred to the Board of Works

From the School Trustees, asking for a grant to meet current expenses.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From J.R. Anderson, Victoria, asking for the loan of the City’s exhibit of minerals for
exhibition, at the Midwinter Fair, San Francisco.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the Communication be filed.
Carried

From W.S. Gore, stating that the Government had no funds to build a sidewalk in front of
the Court House grounds.
Filed

From R.G. Tatlow, acknowledging receipt of communication re laying of girder rail on
Granville St.
Filed

From the Pacific Coast Association of Fire Engineers asking the Council to send a
representative to San Francisco. Laid over for one week.

[Volume 5 page 666]

From J. Buntzen, Business Manager of the Van Elec. Ry & L Co, stating that a light was to be
erected on Granville Street Bridge.
Filed

From McQuarrie & Co asking that the City Seal be attached to their Contract.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From Potter & Platt giving notice of suit on sewer contracts.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From Alex Webster Sr. asking for the appointment of a Milk Inspector.
Referred to the Board of Health

From Richard P. Sharp, Secretary of the Institute of Architects enclosing a resolution
regarding allowing all architects to compete for all public buildings proposed to be erected.
Referred to the Board of Works

From M. Ellison, asking the Council to utilize the lake near Clark’s Park for water power
purposes.
Referred to the F.W & L. Committee

From Newton Bros etal petitioning against a sidetrack being laid on the lane in rear of
Oppenheimer Bros Warehouse.
Referred to the Board of Works

From B.J. Short etal drawing attention to the impassible condition of the lane between
Pendrell and Davie Streets from Thurlow to Bute.
Referred to the Board of Works

From C.G. Johnson etal asking the Council to take action to compel the Street Ry. Co to run
their cars on Ninth Av. & Granville Street South.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Wm Brown

[Volume 5 page 667]

That the communication be referred to the City Solicitor to report by next meeting.
Carried

Mr C. G. Johnson appeared before the bar of the Council to press his claim.
The following Reports were received, and read:-

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Monday January 15th 1894.

Present. Aldermen McDowell, Salsbury, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown, and McPhaiden.
Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman.
The first business meeting was fixed for Thursday at 4p.m.

The Health Committee met again on Thursday January 18 th 1894.
Present Aldermen Wm Brown (in the Chair), Salsbury and McPhaiden.
It was recommended:
1. That the account rendered by Dr Mills for attending a man hurt on the street be not
paid.
2. That the City Clerk be instructed to write to Toronto and Montreal to obtain prices of
milk testers.
3. That the Chief of Police be authorized to expend $25.00 in the purchase of clothing
for Mr Mooney, an inmate of the City Hospital, said amount being allowed yearly by
former Councils.
4. That the City Clerk be instructed to hand over the watch found on the late W.J.
Blaney to the party who claims to be the owner on proper security being furnished
that the City will be held harmless in the matter and that the said Blaney’s chain and
wring be forwarded to his sister.

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5. That the watch belonging to the late David Glasgow be sold and the proceeds
applied to the account due the City.

6. That the following account be paid:-
Crowder & Penzer Supplies 141.10
C.S. Phelp “ 17.79
L. Carter “ 5.50
A.H. Thomas Med Attendance 17.60
W.J. Warren Supplies 42.15
McIntosh & Co. “ 56.35
Dr Bell-Irving Med Attendance 5.00
J.P. Blake & Co. Supplies 17.75
C.F. Foreman “ 84.49
Atkins & Atkins “ 73.57
Crowder & Penzer “ 21.01
Thos Dunn & Co “ 2.15
Champion & White Scavengering 18.00
C.F. Foreman Supplies 54.05
W.H. DeBon “ 49.96
McLellan & McFeely “ .30
Weeks & Robson “ 14.25
J.K. Davis Glazing 7.25
C.F. Foreman Supplies 42.77
James Carnohan Scavengering .75
J.P. Blake & Co. Supplies 5.10
Tilley & Son. “ 2.80
Crowder & Penzer “ 14.54
McIntosh & Co. “ 12.14
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 53.15

7. That the Regular meetings of the Board be held on the 2 nd & 4 th Tuesday in each
month.
sgd W Brown
Acting Chairman

Moved By Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted.
Carried

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Monday January 15th 1894.
Present Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, and Bethune.
Alderman Salsbury was appointed Chairman.
The first business meeting was fixed for Friday at 4p.m.

The Committee met again on Friday January 19 th 1894.
Present Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
D Burton Hack hire $1.50
Van Elec Ry&L Co. Tickets 12.50
F.W. Hart. Burials 13.50
Crowder & Penzer Supplies 56.00
J. Fletcher “ 1.00
Vancouver Bill Posting Co 4.00
News Advertiser Supplies 68.40
C.P. Telegraph Co. 2.36
News Advertiser Supplies 50.40
Tilley & Son “ 17.35
B.C. Gazette “ 34.00
Tilley & Son “ 8.80
J. Miller “ 40.00
News Advertiser “ 11.25
Tilley & Son “ 7.30
Telephone Co. Rent 29.10

2. That the sum of $700.00 be revoted to the Park Commissioners, and a further sum of
$200.00 placed to their credit for general purposes.
3. That the Communications received from Messrs R.H. Alexander & John Devine be
laid over.
4. That the Communications received from the Typographical Union & John Mytyer be
filed.

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5. That funds be provided to cover the remittance to London, Eng in payment of the
interest on City Bonds falling due there.
6. That the Chairman of the Finance Committee be authorized to engage temporary
help in the City Accountant Office.
7. That the City Treasurer be instructed to make out a list of all those who have not
paid their taxes.
8. That the following tenders be accepted:-
(a) Meat. McIntosh & Co on condition that the meat supplied to the Park be the same
price as the jail meat.
(b) Milk. W.H. DeBon, the milk to be subject to test.
(c) Burials. Messrs Lockhart & Center.
(d) Wood. W.H. Mellish, subject to him furnishing security that he will carry out his
contract.
(e) Printing & Binding. Assessment Roll & Tax Books. Marshall & McRae subject to the
work being done in the City and no extra charge made for alterations from the
present ruling.
(f) Washing. Pioneer Steam Laundry.
The regular meeting of the Committee was fixed for every Friday at 4p.m.
sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the Binding tenders be referred back for reconsideration, and the balance of
the Report adopted.
Carried

F.W. & L. Committee

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Monday January 15 th 1894.

The F.W. & L. Committee met Present Alderman Franklin, Bethune, Shaw and Queen.
Alderman Franklin was appointed Chairman and the first regular meeting fixed for

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Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The F.W. & L. Committee met again on Wednesday January 17th
Present Aldermen Franklin, Shaw, Queen and Bethune.
It was recommended:-

1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Thos Lobb. Setting shoes $1.60
Godfrey & Co. Supplies .25
Atkins & Atkins “ 3.95
Gutta Percha & Rubber Co “ 122.75
C.G. Johnson. “ 24.00
E.Lipsett “ .35
Van Elec Ry & L. Co “ 1865.31
C.P.R. Co. Freight 3.94

2. That all matters relating to the water works, including unpaid accounts be turned
over to the Water Commissioners.
3. That the bank on the corner of Georgia and Hamilton Streets be raised to the grade
of the street.
4. That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be instructed to ascertain the price of a Silsby
heater.
5. That the Council be asked to communicate with the Government with a view of
obtaining a title to fire hall lot on Water Street.
6. That in future the regular meetings of the Board be held on the 2nd Wednesday in
each month at 4p.m.
sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

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Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Monday January 15th 1894.
Present Aldermen Shaw, Queen, Franklin and C.L. Brown.
Alderman McCraney was appointed Chairman and the first business meeting fixed for
Thursday at 4p.m.

The Board met again on Thursday January 18th 1894.
Present Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Queen, Franklin & Shaw.
It was recommended:-
1. That the Street Inspector be authorized to put crushed rock on the lane between
Dupont and Keefer Streets in rear of the Glasgow Hotel, also to put in box culvert
across Harris St at Westminster Av also to put a one plank walk of on 7th Av about
150 feet to Officer North’s house.

2. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put the crushed rock on the Streets in
rotation taking the list prepared last year, as his guide.

3. That Thos Hooper who applied for a basement drain on Water Street be informed
that the City will put in a basement drain under the Local Improvement System.4. That the Board be authorized to subscribe for the Daily News Advertiser and World at $5.00 each and kept on file for reference.

5. That the Board cannot pay the account present by Mr Boardman.

6. That tenders be called up to Thursday next the 25 th inst for nails.

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7. That the tenders sent in for clearing in 182 and for the delivery of crushed rock, and
the sewer across Georgia Street be laid over for final decision, at a special meeting to
be held on Monday afternoon at 3p.m.

8. That the following accounts be paid:-
Tilley & Son. Stationery .50cts
M.S. Rose. Supplies $3.00
Thos Dunn & Co. “ 1.85
C.F. Foreman. “ 1.55
Thos Dunn & Co. “ 31.20
Cosman & Son. “ 1.00
W.G. Marshall. “ 1.50
Lomas etal. Labor 191.04
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

The Board of Works held a special meeting on January 22 nd to consider tenders.
Present. The Full Board.

1. It was recommended that contracts be awarded to the following tenders for clearing
in 182, subject to the men appearing before the Board on Thursday next and proving
themselves satisfactory, and capable to carry out the work, and subject to the
signatures of all the owners being obtained:-
Block 3 D. Foubert $95.00
“ 7 J. Peterson 72.00
“ 10 P. McLean 110
“ 11 E. Eldridge 225
“ 12 E. Cocking 250
“ 13 H. Blith 160
“ 16 Thos. Fitzpatrick 197
“ 17 R.H. McCaulay 336
“ 18 T. Crawford 350
“ 19 J. Wood 280
“ 22 F. Fox 150
“ 23 W. Jennings 150
2375

2. That the tenders sent in for the sewer across Georgia Street be laid over.

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3. That the contract for the delivery of crushed rock be awarded to Arch McRae at the
following prices and subject to the tenderer furnishing a suitable bond:
No.1 haul 37 cts per yard
2 “ 45 “ “ “
3 “ 57 “ “ “
4 “ 59 “ “ “
5 “ 50 “ “ “
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Brown (C.L)
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Introduction of By-Laws.
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the amendments to the Water Commissioners By-Law be read a first time.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Rules be suspended and the By-Law read a 2nd time.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the By-Law be read six months hence.
Amendment lost, motion lost.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to authorized the Council to
borrow the sum of $50,000 to meet current expenses.
Carried

The By-Law was introduced & read a first time.

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The rules were again suspended on motion of Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Ald Bethune
and the By-Law read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Wm Brown
in the Chair.

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

It was then read a 3 rd time on motion of Ald Salsbury, seconded by Ald Wm Brown, the rules
having been suspended.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Second by “ McDowell.
That the following account be paid:-
C.P.R Co. Tickets. $8.90

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ John McDowell.
That the Chairman of each Committee be, and is hereby instructed to furnish the
Council with the names of the permanent staff in his department; the salary paid per month
to each, the total amount paid each during the year 1893, and the length of time each has
been absent from duty during that period, also the names of those temporarily employed in
each department, the salary paid to each per month and the total paid to each during 1893.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the thanks of this Council be tendered to the World P&P. Co for the copies of
their Annual furnished to the Aldermen.
Carried.

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The Council decided to meet on Wednesday the 31st inst at 8 p.m. to talk over civic matters.
The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Railway Bonus guarantee raised to $400,000 – April 4, 1893

In spite of a motion to put the matter off for six months, the Railway Bonus By-Law was completed, and the amount in question was raised from $350,000 to $400,000. Immediately afterward, arrangements were made for holding an “election” [referendum] on the By-Law. J Reith was appointed superintendent of the “isolation” [quarantine] hospital at $50 per month. Fireman Campbell was allowed half pay because he broke his leg on duty; however “it must be a distinct understanding … that no similar case will in future be considered…the men will be expected to insure [themselves] at once in one of the established companies”. (more…)

Heavy snow hampers Vancouver traffic and water supply – February 6, 1893

Heavy snow hampers Vancouver traffic and water supply – February 6, 1893

It must have been a snowy month: David Oppenheimer asked police to forbid drivers from using street railway tracks during heavy snows, and W.G. Elliott threatened he would hold the City liable unless the snow was cleared off Cambie and Hastings Street near his property. At the same time, a man was to be hired to see that properties connected to city water were properly protected against frost, and that no water would be wasted. (more…)

Tramway back on track, business as usual – August 17, 1891

Officer Grady “allowed $12 for a suit of clothes.” R.W. Hart awarded the contract for “burying the pauper dead at the rate of $15 for each corpse. ” The City Council “will not countenance any monopoly of the bathing facilities on [English] Bay”. Bylaw “granting the New Westminster Tramway Co. power to construct and operate a tramway line over certain streets in Vancouver.”

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston
and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 463-472

[Vol 4 page 463]
Vancouver August 17th 1891
The Council met on Monday August 17th 1891.

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

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

The following communications were received and read:

From Mrs. E.C. Caldwell asking for a sidewalk on Harris St and the grading of the lane in Block 87, 196. Referred to the Board of Works.

From McPhillips & Williams protesting against the erection of the crematory on Lots 7 & 8, Block 3, 302. Referred to the Board of Works.

From H.B. Warren asking for his hotel and travelling expenses during the time he attended the Water Works arbitration. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Alex Struthers et al asking for the opening of the lane in Block 6, 185. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Eberts and Taylor, Solicitors for the Vancouver Water Works Co submitting an account for hydrant rent and the lowering of their pipes. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From the Crematory Co asking for an advance of $1600 on material furnished. Referred to Crematory Committee with power to act.

From the Market Clerk furnishing a report. Filed.

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From the Chief of Police requesting that his office and the waiting room be painted. Filed.

From W.H. May et al asking for a sidewalk on Lansdowne St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Springer Mellon & Co asking for a share of City Insurance. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Malcolm Smith, notifying the Aldermen that unless they refunded the amount paid out in the Hayes & McIntosh case, he would bring an action against each of them individually. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From W.H. Copp et al and R.A. Anderson et al asking for a sidewalk on Park Drive and Venables Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W.A. Taylor asking the City to refund $35.00 paid by the Orange Lodge during the visit of Mr. Johnson, for the rent of the Market Hall. Referred to the Market Committee.

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

The following reports were received and considered.

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday August 11th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Carroll, Hobson & Scoullar. Alderman McDowell in the Chair.

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It was recommended:
1. That the City Engineer be instructed to build sheds at the pound, cost not to exceed $155.00
2. That Officer Grady be allowed $12.00 for a suit of clothes.
3. That the attention of the Board of Works be called to the condition of the street west of the pound, requesting them to take steps to have it cleared to prevent fire from spreading to the said pound.
4. That Officer Gibson be reinstated on the Police Force but that no salary be paid to him during the time he was suspended.
5. That the Police Force be instructed to keep the sidewalks clear of merchandise except in so far as it is allowed by the By-Law.
6. That the Police Force be instructed to adhere strictly to rule 92 of the Health By-Law and to rule 50 of the Police Regulations.
7. That the following accounts be paid:
T.R. Morrow, Drugs $3.75
Robt. Clark, Supplies 1.20
D. Bell-Irving, Med. Attendance 5.00
J.P. Blake, Supplies 12.55
Hayes & McIntosh, Supplies 15.50
R.W. Hart, Mattresses 11.00
Val Stranlie, Tags 6.25
Champion & White, Supplies 1.00
Wm. Ralph, Supplies 15.05
A.B. Diplock, Supplies 11.75
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[Vol 4 page 466]

Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday, August 11, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar and Templeton.

It was recommended:
1. That R.W. Hart be awarded the contract for burying the pauper dead at the rate of $15.00 for each corpse, furnishing a coffin stained, lined, and handled with a shroud for each corpse.
2. That the City agree to guarantee D. McNaughton against loss in case he pays to the said City hospital dues owing by Robert Beard, should the heirs of said Beard make a claim against him in the event of Beard’s death.
3. That the Union S.S. Co’s account be referred to the City Solicitor to ascertain if the City is liable for the amount.
4. That the matter of the foreshore on Water Street and especially the outlet of the sewer at the foot of Abbott Street being carried beyond the C.P.R. Co’s track be referred to the Board of Works with a request that they take prompt action; also in the district known as Yale Town east of Granville Street and south of Georgia St to False Creek.
5. That the vault at the Cemetery be made of stone instead of brick.
6. That the following accounts be paid:
Palmer Bros, Coal 14.00
R.V. Winch, Supplies 22.56
T.R. Morrow, Supplies 74.29
Creamer & Langley 4.95
J.P. Blake 10.30

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Eligh, Supplies $44.22
Alex McDonald, Assist. in digging graves 4.00
Hudson’s Bay Co, Supplies 35.50
Champion & White, Scavengering 20.35
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 47.41
Vancouver Steam Laundry 18.87
Sgd J.T. Carroll
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday August 13, 1891.

Present: Aldermen Templeton, Brown and Godfrey. Alderman Templeton in the Chair.
It was recommended:
1. Re the petition for the Street Railway on Robson St:
That pending negotiations for the purchase of the Vancouver Street Railway that the Board does not consider it judicious or advisable to do anything in regard to Robson Street at present.
2. That a sidewalk be constructed on the south side of Burrard Street from Gore Av to Westminster Av.
3. That a further communication be sent to the Minister of Marine stating that the City of Vancouver is not now applying for a general foreshore grant but only for the consent of the Dominion Government to the extension of certain streets over the foreshore, also that a plan setting out the street ends as they are and as they would be if produced, be prepared and sent with the communication as the City Council believe that for sanitary and other reasons such streets should be extended.

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4. That 11th Av be opened up to Columbia Street as petitioned for by A.T. Loveridge et al.
5. That Messrs McPhillips and Williams be informed that if they will prepare a By-Law governing the Lightning Messenger Service Co, they will be treated on the same footing as other applicants.
6. In reply to J. A. Fulton’s communication re bathing in English Bay, we recommend that he be informed that in so far as the City Council has any control over the matter, they will not countenance any monopoly of the bathing facilities afforded on said Bay.
7. That the deputation from the Trades and Labor Council be invited to meet the Board of Works to discuss the nine hour labor question.
8. Re the fixing of a base line in 264A, the Board cannot see why the City Council should be called upon to take any part in the survey disputes.
9. That the Vancouver Street Railway Co be informed that it is the intention of the City to improve the grade on Ninth Av as recommended by the City Engineer.
10. That Mr. Lawson be authorized to give the necessary order for the lowering of the water pipes and repair same where they are damaged on the following streets: Eveleigh, Robson, Princess, Hamilton and Nicola.
11. That the Street Inspector be authorized to have the necessary water connections made with the sewer shed before the steam road roller arrives.

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12. That Dr. Kendall be returned his original deposit of $100.00 which he made with his tender.
13. That the tender of T & R Whiteside be accepted for the erection of an addition to the Cemetery house.
14. That the following accounts be paid:
H. Lomas et al, Labor $238.50
Thos. Veitch, Delivering rock 344.92
15. That the following tenders be invited:
9th Av grading from Carolina St east of West. Av.
8th Av grading from Carolina St east one block.
11th Av grading from West. Av to Columbia St.
Burrard St, 6 ft sidewalk from West. Av to Gore Av.
Carl Av grading from Princess to Keefer.
Keefer St grading from West. to Jackson.
Seymour grading from Hastings to Harris.
Richards St 6 ft sidewalk Smythe to Nelson.
Grading lane B67, 541.
Nelson St grading from Granville to Bute.
Hamilton St 6 ft sidewalk to Smythe on west side and from Georgia to Robson on east side.
Homer St 6 ft sidewalk on the west side from Nelson to Drake.
The following petitions were received and referred to the City Engineer:
Geo Aubrey, P.G. Fenton et al, D.H. Morgan and T. Ceperley.
From Chipman, Morgan & Co re graving dock. Laid over.
Sgd Wm Templeton
Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the clause calling for tenders on Nelson Street be struck out and the contract awarded to the next lowest tenderer.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll

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That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted as read. Amendment carried.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That a By-Law be introduced and read a first time granting the New Westminster Tramway Co power to construct and operate a tramway line over certain streets in the City of Vancouver. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law. Carried.

Alderman Carroll was appointed Chairman.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported as complete with amendments.
The Council rose and reported the By-Law.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law be read a third time. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the By-Law be signed, sealed and gazetted. Carried.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That Alderman Carroll be added to the Crematory Committee. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the City Clerk be and is hereby authorized to order from the manufacturers, two pair of extra jaws for the rock crusher. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the City Council pay over to the School Board the sum of $2500, placing it in the Bank of Montreal. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the Solicitor be and is hereby instructed to take what steps he deems necessary to secure the City the payment of the $1000 promised by Mr. Clark in connection with the South Park. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the painters be instructed to paint the Chief of Police’s office and the waiting room. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Chief of Police be authorized to give the necessary order to have the street lights lit on dark nights when such occur during the five nights [when such occur during the five nights] about full moon on which they are at present not lit. Carried.

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Notice of Motion

Alderman Scoullar gave notice that he would at next regular meeting introduce a By-Law to raise by loan the sum of $50,000 for extending the public sewers.
The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Tramway agreement reached, construction to resume – August 13, 1891

A Special Meeting was held to finalize an agreement between the Tramway Company and the City.

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Series 23-A Volume 4 page 462 only

[volume 4 page 462]

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday August 13th 1891 at 8 P.M. to Consider and Agreement between the Tramway Co and the City.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, McDowell, Brown and Doering. Also A. St. George Hamersley, Hon A. N. Richards, S. T. MacKintosh, Ben Douglas and H.V. Edmonds.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Agreement.
Carried

Alderman Templeton was appointed Chairman.

The Agreement was submitted and read clause by clause.

It was moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Doering
“That Hastings Street between Jackson Avenue and Heatley Avenue be graded to 5 per cent and if a lower grade is required by the Tramway Co that the City do the work and charge the cost thereof to the Co.
Carried.

After all of the Clauses were read over and considered it was moved by Alderman Hobson

That the Committee rise, and report the Agreement as complete with amendments.
Carried.

The Mayor resumed the Chair.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Doering

“That the Agreement be adopted as reported from the Committee of the Whole.”

Carried

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk