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.”

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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.

[Vol 4 page 464]

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

[Vol 4 page 467]

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.

[Vol 4 page 471]
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.

[Vol 4 page 472]

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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City of Vancouver Archives
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

Police to enforce tramway construction ban – August 10, 1891

The Police Chief authorized to prevent the New Westminster Tramway Co to interfere with Vancouver streets, and to obtain extra assistance if necessary. Alderman Carroll authorized to purchase an artificial leg for Mr. R. D. Pitt, “the City to pay for same.” By-Laws introduced to raise $440,000 “by way of debentures” for the purchase of the Vancouver Water Works and a further $150,000 for the extension of the Water Works.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 456 – 451

Vancouver August 10, 1891.

The Council met on Monday August 10th 1891

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

The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:-

From W.S. Salsbury giving amount due to the Vancouver Water Works Co. on account of interest: Same being $33,847.44
Filed

From Chas. H. Tupper, Minister of Marine stating that the question of Foreshore rights were still under consideration
Filed.

From D. H. Morgan et al asking for a 3 ft on 13th Av.
Referred to Board of Works

From John Clark et al asking for the opening up of Manitoba Street,

Referred to Board of Works.

From the Secy of the School Board requesting that $2500.00 be placed to the credit of the Board

Referred to Finance Committee

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

From the Chief of Police on Electric lights.
Filed

From the City Solicitor stating that it was illegal for the Tramway Co and the Electric Light Co to break up the streets.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From C. N. Davidson et al, asking that Robson Street be graded and that the street cars be allowed to run over same.
Referred to Board of Works.

From J.J. Nickson [sp. should be Nixon] Supt. of Water Works giving the amount of money that would be required for extending the Water Works system.
Filed.

The following reports were received and read

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday August 7, 1891.

Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, Hobson, and Carroll.

It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-

C.P. Telegraph Co. $3.85

H. McDowell & Co. drugs. 3.20

Telephone Co. 23.10

2. That the City Solicitor be instructed to enter an appearance for the City in the suit of Carbould & McColl vs the City; who are suing to recover $100.00 costs in the Schmidt case.

3. That the Park Commissioner be informed that the City has no funds at present to grant to them for underbrushing Brockton Point.

4. That the time be extended until the 1st of September for allowing the 20 percent rebate on taxes.

5. That instructions be given to Aldermen Carroll to purchase artificial leg for Mr. R.D. Pitt the City to pay for same.

6. That the valuators be instructed to assess all lands and buildings at the full cash value.

7. That the sum of $1105 be paid for lots 7 & 8, Block 3, District Lot 302, as a site for a crematory

sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Doering

That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday August 6, 1891

Present Aldermen Templeton, Brown, and Godfrey,

It was recommended:-

1. That the following tenders be accepted:-

Robson Street grading D. Gibbons

Repairs to City Hall, Connor & Moss

Street Signs, A. Hodgson

Harris St. grading W. Archibald

Lane Blocks 65 & 75, 541 E. Myers,

Hornby St. sidewalk J.D. Fraser,

Cambie St. “ J.D. Fraser,

The awarding of Hastings Street contract was laid over for one week.

2. That the following accounts be paid:-

H. Lomas et al Labor. $172.50

D.H. Morgan, Victoria St. 300

W.H. Kendall Rock 374.40

Thos. Dunn & Co. shot, .55

H.H. Spicer Lumber, 85. 14

J. B. Thornton, Campbell Av. 99.53

W. D. Hobson, Heatley Av. 1266

H. Connacher, East park 740

J.B. Thornton, Bute St. 190
S. Beaumont, Eveleigh St. 161.10

Boyd & Clandenning, Harris St. 358.20

Bailey & Jones, Oppenheimer St. 106.59

Boyd & Clandenning, Barnard St. 1102.01

sgd Wm Templeton
Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson

That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Templeton,

“That Professor Robertson be allowed the use of the Market Hall on Tuesday Evening Aug 11, 1891, for the purpose of delivering a lecture on agriculture”
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brown,

That the Resolution passed on Thursday the 6th day of August authorizing the City Solicitor to apply for an Injunction restraining the Street Railway and New Westminster Tramway Company from interfering with the Streets of the City be and is hereby confirmed

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown,
Seconded by “ Templeton,

“That the Chief of Police be authorized to take what steps he considers necessary to prevent the Vancouver Streets Oppenheimer, Venables, Park Streets and Campbell Av. being interfered with by New Westminster Tramway Co. and to obtain what assistance he may need.

Carried
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton,

That the Vancouver Street Railway and Electric Light Company not having exercised the option given or made the necessary agreement with the City, and having entered into an illegal contract with the Westminster Tramway Co., the resolution passed on the 6th day of July 1891 shall be and it is hereby rescinded.
Carried.
Introduction of By-Laws.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Brown,

That the Rules be suspended for the introduction and consideration of By-Laws.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McDowell,

That the By-Law to raise the sum of $440,000 by way of Debentures for the purchase of the Vancouver Water Works be read a first time
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ McDowell,

That the Rules be suspended and the By-Law read a second time

Carried
Moved by Alderman McDowell,
Seconded by “ Hobson,

That the By-Law to raise the sum of $150,000 for the extension of the Water Works System be read a first time
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar,
Seconded by “ Hobson,

That the rules be suspended to allow of the second reading of the By-Law.

Carried.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on both By-Laws with Alderman Brown in the Chair. The By-Laws were read over clause by clause, and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton,

That the above By-Laws receive a third reading on Monday the 14th of September at 8 P.M.

Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Scoullar,

That a By-Law be introduced to fix the polling places, time etc on the above By-Laws.
Carried.

The By-Law was introduced and read a 1st and 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Godfrey in the Chair.

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

It was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Scoullar seconded by Alderman Godfrey.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Street railway construction halted – August 6, 1891

A bylaw was introduced to license Master Plumbers within the City. The City to immediately file an injunction to prevent further construction of a street railway along Venables Street to Boundary Road

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 454 – 455

Vancouver Aug 6th 1891

The Council met on Thursday Aug 6th 1891

Present Aldermen Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Brown, McDowell, Templeton & Hobson.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey,
Seconded by “ Carroll
That Alderman Scoullar be appointed Chairman.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ McDowell,
That the By-Law to license Master Plumbers be read a first time
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Carroll
That the By-Law be read a second time.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Carroll,
That the Rules be suspended to allow of the Council going into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law
Carried

The Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Templeton in the Chair.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported as complete with Amendments.

The third reading was deferred.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Carroll
That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of the following motion:-

Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Brown,
That under the advice of the City Solicitor an injunction be obtained to prevent further construction of the Street Railway or Tramway now under progress on Oppenheimer Street and thence to the City Boundary by way of Venables Street and that the injunction be obtained forthwith
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Street railway route revealed – September 8, 1890

Committee met with Street Railway Company and recommends the company be allowed to extend their line along Westminster Ave (Main Street) to Ninth Ave (Broadway), then west to Centre Street (Granville), then south to the Granville Street Bridge and across the bridge. The company had to construct an addition to the bridge on which to lay their track, and the overhead wire could not interfere with navigation when the swing portion of the bridge was open. The Street Inspector to hire “such help as is necessary” to flush surface drains at least once a month to keep the drains from “emitting nauseous odours detrimental to the health and comfort of the public”

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 26-38

[volume 4 , page 26]

Vancouver September 8th 1890

The Council met on Monday September 8th 1890.
Present: Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, Doering and Mason.

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That Alderman Carroll be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From D. Stirling and James Bremner applying for the position of Market Clerk. Filed.

From J. W. McFarland, Secretary to Vancouver Water Works Co, informing the Council that the Co declines to extend their distribution pipes until the matter now at issue between the City and the Co has been brought to a definite conclusion. Referred to W.W. Committee.

From J. W. McFarland enclosing accounts for hydrant rent and asking for a settlement. Referred to F.W. & L.

From the City Solicitor informing Council that he had forwarded resolution re Oppenheimer and Princess St pipes to Hon. A. M. Richards, Q.C. Filed.

From the Pound Keeper furnishing monthly report

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From Bodwell Bros asking for a refund of $30.00 for constructing a fence on Oppenheimer St, made necessary by a change of grade. Referred to Board of Works

From James Morrison offering to sell as Crematory site in Block 7 264A. Referred to Crematory Committee.

From A. C. Muir enclosing an account for $118.50 for wood claimed to be taken by the City from his client Dr. G. McLean. Referred to Board of Works.

From Mrs. E. Gold asking for the street line of her lot on Water Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From Goodwin and Wilkinson et al praying for the sidewalking of Robson St. Referred to Board of Works.

From the City Auditor submitting Report for July 1890. Filed.

From the City Auditor applying for an increase of salary. Referred to Finance Committee.

From James Henderson submitting a sample of street numbers. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Secy of the Board of Trade, enclosing a Resolution from the Board urging the Council to take steps for the thorough cleansing of the City. Referred to Board of Health.

[volume 4 page 28]

From Wm. Malkin asking permission to construct approaches to his house on Carroll St. Referred to Board of Works.

From Kelley Beckett & Co submitting plans of machinery in connection with water works etc. Referred to F.W.&L. Committee.

From H.B. Small, Secy to Department of Agriculture, replying to resolution re establishment of Quarantine Station at this port. Referred to Board of Health.

From J. W. McFarland complaining about cows being allowed to run at large. Referred to Board of Works.

From Thos. D. Cyrs asking permission to construct a veneered building on Lot 3 Block 2 O.G.T. Referred to B of Works and Fire Inspector.

From D.J. McDonald asking payment for repairing the City Wharf. Referred to Board of Works.

From J.J. Blake, Solicitor for Leamy and Kyle, submitting Bond guaranteeing the repayment of $1500.00 in three years to the City, being half of the additional cost of putting a draw in Cambie Street Bridge, and also agreeing to perform the additional work of putting in a draw for $3000.00. Filed.

Reports

Street Railway Committee
The Committee appointed by Council to consider the application of the Street Railway

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Company for an extension of their line, met in the City Hall on Friday September 5th 1890.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Costello and Doering and the City Solicitor and Messrs McKee and Dunn on behalf of the Street Railway Co.

After discussing the question at issue the Committee begs to recommend:
“That permission be granted to the Company to extend their line along Westminster Av to Ninth Avenue, thence along Ninth Avenue to Centre Street, thence along Centre Street to the south end of Granville Street Bridge, thence across Granville Street Bridge, if an addition is constructed at the expense of said Company on which to lay their track, the City granting to them the privilege of using the swing portion of the bridge for running over, if they guarantee to arrange the overhead wire so that navigation will not be obstructed.”
Sgd M. Costello
Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Report of the Committee be received. Carried.

Works No 24

The Board of Works met on Thursday August 28th and September 4th 1890 at 5 o’clock.
Present: Aldermen Browning, Sentell, Doering and Costello. Alderman Costello in the Chair.
It was recommended:

1. That a platform scale of the Fairbanks pattern manufactured by C. Wilson, Toronto, capacity 15 tons, price $175.00 F.O.B. Toronto, be ordered for the Market.

2. That there are no funds available for the sidewalking of Robson St. from Bute Street

[volume 4 page 30]

west as petitioned for by M. P. Thomson.

3. That Nelson Street be graded full width as far as the balance of the appropriation for said street will go.

4. That the City Engineer examine and report upon the funds available for the grading of Jervis Street.

5. That Hornby Street between Pender and Dunsmuir be sidewalked provided funds can be had for that purpose.

6. That J. Bailey be allowed sufficient old planks to lay 360 feet of 3 ft sidewalk in front of his premises.

7. That the chain gang be employed to make approaches and crossings in the lanes in Blocks 51 & 52, 181, also to clear the lane to the rear of the City Hall.
8. That tenders be invited for the following improvements:
(1) Homer St six ft sidewalk from Robson to Nelson.
(2) Grading Smithe St from Richards to Homer.
(3) Grading and planking part of the lane in Block 28, 541, said work to be done in lieu of the box drain on Homer St.
(4) Completing the grading of Homer St from Davie to Drake.
(5) Clearing, close cutting and burning Victoria St 30 feet wide and grubbing and grading it wide enough to construct a road bed 22 feet wide between the ditches.

9. That the following accounts be paid:
Mr. McIntyre, 11th Av $71.94
Boyd & Clendenning, Hornby St 532.80
Boyd & Clendenning, Centre St 972.00

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Boyd & Clendenning, Thurlow & Robson $816.75
Costello & McDonald, Robson St 429.54
Urquhart & Morris, Robson St 191.25
Urquhart & Morris, Homer & Helmcken 83.96
W.G. Fraser, Hamilton St 180.60
A.D. McDonald, Pender St 6.00
A.D. McDonald, Heatley & Hawks 290.22
David Gibbons, Dupont St 145.47
Leatherdale & McDonald, 6th Av 104.65
Wm Tierney, Haro St 522.80
H. Connacher, Keefer St 321.30
A, Parker, Salary 75.00
Montreal Gazette, Advertising 22.54
F.L. Budlong, Cutting down trees 12.00
F.L. Budlong, 6th Av Bridge 197.22
Boyd & Clendenning, Gravel 2153.25
H. Connacher, Carolina St 129.61
Brunette Saw Mill Co, Lumber 15.60
McDonald & Lloyd, Westminster Av 902.70
Murray & Fraser, Clark’s Park 257.63
Murray & Fraser, Dunlevy Av 57.80
Murray & Fraser, 12th Av 829.20
Leamy & Kyle, Cambie St Bridge 1500.00
B. Romang et al, Street work 175.25
B. Romang et al, Street work 168.90
H. F. Keefer, Sewers 1421.95
H. F. Keefer, Sewers 1579.42
H. F. Keefer, Surface drains 30.53
D. Gibbons, Lane B 94, 541 115.74
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 17.05
Ross & Marshall, Hospital 40.07
D. Morgan, 12th Av 135.00
Brown & White, Cheese cloth 1.50
Strathern & Palmer, Victoria St 303.00
D.J. McDonald, 18th Av 230.40
D. Morgan, 11th Av 58.73
John Telford, David St 20.85
John Telford, Homer St 197.10

10. That the following contracts be awarded:
Prince Edward St grading Morgan & Gibbons

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Homer St sidewalk W.D. Hobson
Bute St Box drain Muir & Johnston
Smithe St grading Muir & Johnston
Lane in B 28, 541 Muir & Johnston
Haro St grading C.H. Lloyd
11. That the following tenders be invited:
(1) Grading Seymour St as far as the balance of the appropriation on hand will go.
(2) Laying a six ft sidewalk on Hornby Street from Georgia to Nelson and from Pender to Dunsmuir including crossings.
(3) Gravelling Helmcken St from Richards to Homer and on Homer St south to the south line of the factory.
(4) Close cutting etc of Victoria Street.

12. That C.H. Lloyd be notified to proceed with the grading of Jervis St, the expense for said work to be paid out of part of Smithe Street box and Jervis Street box drain.

13. That the City Engineer examine and report what gravel will be necessary for Nelson Street and the money there will be to spare after the gravelling is done.

14. That the ditches on Richards Street between Drake and Pacific be cleaned out and the street crowned.

15. That there are no funds available for the grading of Thurlow Street from Haro to Barclay as petitioned for by J. F. Galbraith.

16. That the communication from S.A. Charnock re the grade of Hastings St at Y.M.C.A. buildings be referred to the City Solicitor.

17. That the City Engineer report on the box drain at Williams Brewery and on the

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box drain on Howe St, Drake St and other places required and cost of same.

18. That Hastings road be repaired at a cost not to exceed $300.00.

Sgd M. Costello, Chairman pro tem

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Browning
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted as read without going through Committee of the Whole. Carried.

Finance No 23

The Finance Committee met on Friday August 29th and September 5th 1890.

It was recommended:

1. That as there are no large views of Vancouver obtainable, we would recommend that several small views be purchased and forwarded to Mr. Adam Brown, Hon Commissioner for the Jamaica Exhibition.

2. That as Mr. R.E. Gosnel has proposed to furnish at least 6000 copies of his pamphlet for $500.00 we recommend that his proposition be accepted.

3. That a large city map be purchased and the latest improvements added and forwarded to Toronto to be used in connection with the Vancouver Exhibits and that Alderman Browning be authorized to have the necessary alterations made to said map.
Several communications were received from the tradesmen of the City, protesting against the enforcement of certain clauses in By-Laws Nos 79, 84 and 102, and asking

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for a refund of licenses paid under authority of said clauses.
Your Committee after a careful examination of the By-Laws in question would beg to recommend as follows:

1. That clause 27 of By-Law 79 be amended by inserting the word “or” between the words “chop house and cafe” in the 2nd line thereof and by striking out all the words from “or” in the said 2nd line down to and including the word “premises” in the 6th line.

2. That clauses 7, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 42 in By-Law No 79 be struck out.

3. That lines 12, 13, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 53, 54, 55 of By-Law 79 “Schedule A” be struck out.

4. That By-Law 102 be amended by striking out the words “Commercial Travellers” in the 3rd line of clause 2 and inserting in lieu thereof the words “person or persons” and by inserting after the word “in” in the 12th line of the said clause the words and figures “lines 10 and 11 of”.

5. That a By-Law be introduced covering the proposed amendments and that all licenses collected during 1889 & 1890 under the Sections hereby recommended for amendment be refunded.

6. That the following accounts be paid:
The World P&P Co, Printing 17.85
C. Nelson, Toilet paper 1.50
Stephen Green, Messenger 4.00
F.C. Hart, Lamp wicks .25

7. That H. B. Lewis be requested to give the cost of painting a large view of Vancouver 4×6 ft.

8. That the City Treasurer be authorized to

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have 5000 official cheques lithographed as per sample submitted to this Board.

9. That the Board of Works accounts be passed for payment.
Sgd J. M. Browning, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Mason
That the clause in the Report relating to the Gosnel pamphlets be struck out. Lost 2.6.

Moved by Alderman Browning,
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the Report be adopted as read. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by Alderman Sentell
That the Dominion Government be requested to advise the Harbor Master to prevent ships from discharging ballast in the locations at present selected but to have them discharge in a place appointed by him, provided he has not already the power. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Browning
That the Bond proposed to be furnished by Leamy and Kyle for the repayment of $1500.00, their share in the construction of the Cambie St Bridge draw, be referred to the City Solicitor and if found by him to be in accordance with the resolution of the Council that the Mayor be requested to sign the bond and contract and allow the work of construction to proceed. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by Alderman Garden
That the Board of Works be authorized to stop the grading now going on upon Westminster Avenue and Granville Street South and that they be empowered to consult such engineers or other practical parties as they may deem advisable with a view to ascertaining how the objectionable grade can best be overcome, and to take such action as they may deem fit in the matter. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Mason
That the City Engineer be requested to give the street line to Mrs. Emma Gold on Lot 13, Block 6, O.G.T. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Gordon
That the City Treasurer, City Clerk, Accountant, Health Inspector and City Engineer be allowed two weeks vacation respectively, to be taken alternately as may be arranged amongst themselves. Subject to the approval of His Worship the Mayor or the Chairman of the respective Committees. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Mason
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That the Street Inspector be instructed to hire such help as is necessary to at once give the surface drains a thorough flushing taking water from the nearest hydrants for that purpose and that in the future that this be done once a month as by this means only can the drains be kept from emitting nauseous odors detrimental to the health and comfort of the public. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Mason
That the following labor account be paid:
B. Romang et al, Street Work, etc. $160.15 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Fox
Whereas it is desirable that the higher educational interests of the City should be provided for at as early a date as possible, and whereas the Dominion Government has ever manifested a desire to aid in a material way in the development of higher education in the various portions of the Dominion,
And whereas certain tidal lands within the City limits are still under the control of the Dominion Government:
Therefore be it resolved that this Council respectfully petition the Dominion Government to grant to the City for higher educational purposes all that portion of False Creek lying eastwards of Westminster Avenue bridge and below high water mark, and all that portion of Coal Harbour lying westwards of the park road bridge and below high water mark, and that a Committee consisting of His Worship the Mayor, Messrs Horne, Browning and Carroll, and the mover and seconder of this resolution be appointed to wait upon the Hon the Minister of Public Works on the occasion of his visit to Vancouver and lay the matter fully before him, and endeavor to secure his co-operation in the attainment of the object of the petition. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Gordon
Seconded by Alderman Costello
That the City Engineer be requested to examine and report as to whether it is possible to launch and tow the old smallpox hos

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pital from its present site on Deadman’s Island to a place less objectionable, and cost of removal.
Motion withdrawn.

Moved by Alderman Fox
Seconded by Alderman McLeod
That the matter be referred to the Health Committee. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the meeting stand adjourned until Tuesday Sept 9 at 4 P.M. Carried

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

Westminster Ave. to be repaired, bridge closure still pending – October 7, 1889

Westminster Ave. to be repaired, bridge closure still pending – October 7, 1889

City Engineer must repair Westminster Ave. between the bridge and Prior Street. $13.50 in extra police wages approved.

This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez.

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 163-165

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Vancouver Oct 7th 1889

The Council met on Monday, October 7th 1889.
Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Oppenheimer and Salsbury.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From Hon Mr. Justice Drake fixing Thursday the 10th inst for holding the Police investigation. Filed.

From Innes & Richards re the fence on Georgia St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co re the purchase of the System. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From H. I. Ceperly, Sec. Treas. of the Van St. Ry. Coy re the closing of Westminster Av. Bridge. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act.

From A. J. Mouat, Secretary of Vancouver Free Library furnishing Monthly Report. Filed.

From James Hogg on behalf of the Methodist Church thanking Council for the use of the City Hall for church Services. Filed.

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From F. W. Hart re road to cemetery. Filed.

From Messrs Lapoint and Oakley re repairs to lane in Block 57, 541. Referred to Board of Works.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Street Railway Co be allowed to close False Creek Bridge on Westminster Avenue for four days for the purpose of laying street by track. Laid over.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following accounts be paid:
P. Atkinson etal Street Work $32.50
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 2.15

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Engineer be instructed to proceed with the clearing of the Agricultural Grounds immediately the contract being let. Laid over.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following police account be paid:
Special Police Wages $13.50
Carried.

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Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the City Engineer be instructed to repair Westminster Avenue between the Bridge and Prior Street at once. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Brewer gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to rescind that portion of By-Law No 15 which reserves to the City, the right to purchase said structure at any time after the 31st day of December 1888 and to cancel the agreement made between the Corporation of the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co. (limited) whereby the said Company was bound to sell said wharf to said City after said date.

The Council then adjourned.

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

Time limits for smelting company, street railway both extended – August 12, 1889

Council authorizes $65 monthly support for Free Reading Room and Library. Time limit for contract between city and smelting company has expired, and will have to be re-negotiated. Time limit for contract with Street Railway company to be extended, “in consideration of their using electrical power instead of horse power”.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland
and Joy Marie Vasquez

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 91-101

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Vancouver Aug 12, 1889

The Council met on Monday, August 12th 1889 at 8 P.M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From W. S. Gore, Surveyor General acknowledging the receipt of letter containing copy of the report of the City Engineer on the extension of Westminster Ave. Filed.

From T. B. Spring asking permission to lay a sidewalk on the lane in Block 5, 196. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Chas. R. Walker resigning his position as Pound Keeper. Accepted.

From W. S. Gore, Surveyor General enclosing deed of Hastings Townsite. Filed.

From John Hendry re Figures on Electric lights. Filed.

From R. P. Cooke et al asking for an extension of time for the completion of the Street Railway on condition of Electricity being used instead of Horse Power. Filed.

From Jas Fraser asking permission for the City to purchase a Clock. Referred to Finance Committee.

From J. W. McFarland enclosing

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The names of the present City Wharf owners. Filed.

Reports
Finance No 22

The Finance Committee met on Friday, August 9th 1889.

Present Alderman Salsbury, Clark, Costello and Whetham.

We beg to recommend:

1. That $65.00 per month be voted by Council for the Support of the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library under the conditions contained in the Committee’s Report to Council.

2. That the Report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee recommending the payment of accounts, the awarding of a contract for Street lighting, the establishment of a paid Fire Department and the purchase of a patent harness be sanctioned by Council.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

F. W. & L. No 13

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday August 7 and Friday August 9.

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

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We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Godfrey & Co. Glass etc. $42.65
WL. Leonard & Co. Water Gauge 15.00
W. T. Melrose, Painting 3.00
Leask & Johnson, Coal 175.00
John Wolfe, Scavengering 9.50
Vancouver City Foundry, Repairs 7.00
Toronto Rubber Co. Hose etc. 2,370.70
Isaiah Forbes, Blacksmithing 4.75
Telephone Co. Rents 16.00
Van Electric Ill Co. 293.50
Royal City Planing Mills Co. 10.75
F. W. Hart, Chimneys etc. 1.88
Crowder & Penzer, Hay 9.80
2. That the Chairman of this Committee be authorized to cut a door in the shed in the rear of the City Hall and place a hose reel and hose therein.

3. That the Thomson Houston System of Electric Lighting be adopted by this City and that the contract be awarded to the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co for from 75 to 100 Arc lights of 2,000 candle power each at 44 cents per light per night. The City to lose the right to state in the contract the number of nights per month that it will use the lights.

The contract to be for five years subject to the powers of the Council to enter into such contract to be binding on its successors. The City to have the use of the poles for the wires and stations of the City Fire Alarm System; and the option of purchase of the plant at the end of one year at a valuation to be agreed upon with said company.

4. That the Finance Committee be asked

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To provide funds for a paid Fire Department, according to rules and regulations to be approved of by Council.

5. That the Several Insurance Companies in the City be communicated with asking them to donate a sum towards assisting the Fire Department as is the custom in other cities.

6. That the Chairman of this Committee be authorized to purchase a patent harness.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Report of the Fire, Water & Light Committee be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the clause in the report relating to the awarding of the Electric Light contract be laid over for one week.

Amendment lost, Ayes, 4. Nays 5.
Motion Carried Ayes 5, Nays 4.

Works No 21

The Board of Works met on Saturday August 10 and Monday August 12, 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Horne, Oppenheimer, McConnell and Brewer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That Sidewalks be laid on Dunsmuir and Hamilton Streets in the vicinity

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Of the Baptist Church as petitioned for by the Rev. J. B. Kennedy.

2. That as D. B. Murray, has made a mistake in his tender for the filling of Westminster Avenue between Hastings Street and the Bridge we recommend that his deposit be returned and the contract awarded to D. J. McDonald, the next lowest tenderer.

3. The City Solicitor having advised us that it would be illegal to grant the petition of J. P. Blake for the construction of an oven under Hastings Street east we recommend that the Council govern itself accordingly.

4. That the lane in Block 3, O. G. I. be repaired.

5. That tenders be called for the following improvements:

(a) Grading of Eleventh Avenue from Ontario to Quebec Street, the material excavated as waste to be dumped east of Quebec Street.
(b) Grading and sidewalking of Dunsmuir Street from Hamilton to Cambie.
(c) Six foot sidewalk on Hamilton Street from Dunsmuir to Georgia, not in estimates cost $114.00.
(d) Six foot sidewalk on Dunlevy Avenue from Hastings to Princess, not in estimates.
(e) Surface grading and sidewalking of Princess Street from Carl Ave. to Heatley Ave. $620.00 less than estimates.
(f) Grading Pendrell Street from Burrard to Bute.
(g) Grading and sidewalking Hornby Street from Dunsmuir to Georgia Street not

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In estimates, cost $473.00.

(h) Sidewalking Westminster Avenue from the Bridge to Seventh Av.
(i) Sidewalking Sixth, Eight and Tenth Avenues with material from Westminster Av.
(j) Grading Pacific Street 20 feet wide on the North Side between Granville & Richards and laying a six foot sidewalk thereon, Mr. Foster having agreed to supply half of the lumber.
(k) Grading lanes in Blocks 17 &20, 196
(l) Grading Davie Street two Blocks with material from Helmcken Street, not in estimates cost $300.00
(m) Surface grading and sidewalking Keefer Street from Jackson to Gore (n) Building of a house for pound keeper.

6. That E. Mohun be authorized to make an Estimate of the cost of a temporary outlet of the Sewerage for the Block west of Granville and North of Georgia also that he be instructed to proceed with the Sewerage of North of Water Street.

7. That the following tenders be recommended for acceptance:

Campbell Av. D. B. Murray
Granville St. Sidewalk R. H. Wallace
Burrard St. Sidewalk Jas Ironside
Hornby St. D. B. Murray
Prior St. D. J. McDonald

8. That an eight foot sidewalk be laid on the North side of Georgia from Granville to Richards, not in estimates.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Health No 9

The Board of Health met on Saturday August 10th 1889 at 4 P. M.

Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Costello, Brewer and Mason.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Hudson’s Bay Co. Supplies $14.00
Van Wharfage Co. Rent 7.50
Hong Sing, Washing 14.00
W. J. McGuigan, Inquests 35.00
J. G. Garvin, Work on Hospital 239.00
H. E. Langis, Post Mortem 10.00
Van Volkenburgh & Bro., Meat 39.28
W. J. Taylor, Burial 10.00
H. McDowell & Co. Medicines 23.65
R. L. Winch, Supplies 25.03
E. S. Scoullar & Co. Plumbing 181.00

2. That the Dominion Sanitary and Cremation Co be asked:

(a) To quote a definite figure as to the cost of erection of a Destructor of Sufficient Capacity to destroy the house garbage including a proportion of night soil from earth closets and cess pools, dead animals &c &c for a City of 25,000 inhabitants.
(b) As to whether the Company would guarantee its efficiency of his erection.
(c) As to the labor, fuel &c required and the life of fire grates.

3. That the Board of Health be empowered

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To have the Hospital Lots seeded down and otherwise beautified and that the Matron be instructed to have the yards cleared up and generally overhauled.

4. That the City Auditor be instructed to Audit the hospital books with a view of ascertaining the amount of money due and owing by patients and the chances of getting same and report to the Health Committee.

5. That Bessie Crickmay, Agnes Crickmay, Mrs. Birks and the Porter at the City Hospital be given one month’s notice that their services will not be required after that date; and that an advertisement be inserted in one of our daily papers calling for applications for a matron and nurses, said matron to be a middle aged person; also that Dr. Robertson be given one month’s notice that his services as Health Officer will be no longer required.

Sgd. W. J. Brewer, Chairman Pro tem

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Whetham, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the last clause in the report be struck out.

Amendment lost Ayes 3, Nays 6
Motion Carried Ayes 6, Nays 3

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Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Brewer introduced a By-Law to raise a loan of $ __ for the purchase of the City Wharf which was read a first time on Motion of Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman McConnell.

At this stage of the proceedings the question of changing the City’s Bank account was discussed, the matter being finally referred back to the Finance Committee on Motion of Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Brewer.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Finance
Committee be empowered to furnish such sum as may be required for the reception of the Governor General and that the whole Council be a committee with power to add to its number from Citizens to arrange for his reception. Carried.

The Committee agreed to meet on Tuesday Aug 13th 1889 at 10:30 A. M.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Brewer.

That the following account be paid:

H. Blyth et al, Street Work $84.60

Carried.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman McConnell. That a six foot sidewalk be laid on the west side of

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Seymour Street between Georgia & Symthe Streets. Referred to the Board of Works.

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Advertise for a Pound Keeper; applicants to State salary required. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark. That Alderman Mason be appointed a Member of the Police Committee. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman Brewer. That it is expedient that the Government roads leading to the City should be put in good order at once to fit them for winter travel.

Therefore be it resolved that a communication be sent to the Provincial Government desiring them if possible to put the work in hand at once. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Smelting Co be notified that inasmuch as the time allowed for completing the works according to contract between the City and that company having expired some time since, Therefore the City hereby declares that contract regarding bonus to be granted &c. as cancelled with that Company and further arrangements will have

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To be made between that Company and the City if said company wish to take advantage of any inducements that may be offered by the City for the completion of Smelting works within the City of Vancouver. Referred to the City Solicitor.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that he would at next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law to amend the Street Railway By-Law for the purpose of allowing an extension of time to the Street Railway Co. for completing their works in consideration of their using Electrical power instead of horse power.
The Council then adjourned.

I. N. Horne, Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk