Injunction Forbids Vancouver to Pay for Street Rails – September 10, 1894

Injunction Forbids Vancouver to Pay for Street Rails – September 10, 1894

E.L. Phillips served the City with an injunction against paying for street rails. Meanwhile the Finance Committee had proposed to use $2,500 allotted to legal expenses and $3,500 allotted to contagious diseases to pay for the street rails. Due to the injunction, that proposal was set aside. The Vancouver Trades and Labor Council alleged that D. McGillivray was working his men 10 hours a day in contravention of the contracted nine hours a day. 
Sentell home on Grove Crescent

Street Railway By-Law to “Take its Course” – June 25, 1894

The City Engineer instructed to examine the “stability” of the Market Hall to accommodate large meetings. A motion to withdraw the Street Railway By-Law was overturned, and the By-Law allowed to “take its course”. Two bondsmen required at $250 each to guarantee the Race Course will be left in good repair at the end of the lease. Dr. Kendall refused to hand over the rock crushing plant “except under certain conditions” although his contract with the City had expired.
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.

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”.

No seats for Press during Council meetings; Railway litigation goes on – February 27, 1893

The press again brought up the issue of suitable chairs for them during council meetings. A motion requiring two thirds support was lost. The motion would have allowed the mayor to put an end to litigation regarding the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Rail Road bonus. Alderman Cargill announced he would put forward the same motion at next week’s meeting.