Street Railway Purchase By-law overturned – July 9, 1894

Street Railway Purchase By-law overturned – July 9, 1894

By-law proposals for both the street railway purchase and the $60,000 were defeated. All City work in progress which is not strictly within the original Estimates must be stopped as quickly as safety allows. Dr. Kendall has not delivered the rock crushing plant to the new contractor. J.W. Bond complained his stable at the South end of the Granville Street bridge had been torn down: police to investigate.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 144-151

[volume 5 page 144]

Vancouver July 9th 1894.
The Council met on Monday July 9th 1894.
Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the City Clerk stating that the Street Railway Purchase By-Law had been defeated by a Majority of 346 and the $60,000 By-Law by a Majority of 11 Filed

From A. Campbell Reddie, Deputy Provincial Secretary, making a claim on behalf of the Captain of the Barque Gutenberg for $150.00 for illegal detention in the Port of Vancouver.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From the Supreme Court Garnisheeing certain monies due to W.H. Kendall
Referred to the City Solicitor

From W. H. Hooper and E. H. Downing asking for the refund of a portion of the License money paid by them previous to the 1st of July.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From H. Abbott stating that he could not recognize the claim for the keep of the Chinaman affected with Smallpox.
Referred to the City Solicitor

[vol 6 page 145]

From H. B. Small, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture stating that whatever may have been the terms of the wording of the Order -in- Council re grant for the support of lepers the clear intention was not exclusively in aid to any particular City

Resolved.
That the Communication be acknowledged and request him to instruct Victoria to act accordingly.

From James M. Holland Asking for an amendment to the Health By-Law.
Referred to the Health Committee.

From Norman Fraser asking permission to use Cross a portion of the Isolation Hospital grounds with his loads.
Permission granted on motion of Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

From Alderman Salsbury reporting that the best price obtainable for the purchase of the lots in front of the City Hospital was $7500.00 on the following terms:-
$1500.00 Cash on the 16th of September balance in two equal annual instalments of $3000.00 each with interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum the City having the option to pay the balance in whole or in part at any time prior to the due date if they see fit to do so.
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

From H.A. Bell asking permission to use a portion of Hastings Street west with building material
Referred to the Board of Works

[volume 6 page 146]

From Dr. Thomas furnishing monthly report. Filed

From Mrs. A. Chealtham asking for a reduction of the Shooting Gallery License.
Referred to Finance Committee

From J. J. Blake asking to have access to all papers in connection with the City Engineer investigation.
Moved by Alderman MCDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That all the necessary documents by placed in the custody of the Police Magistrate to which Mr. Blake and all other parties interested may have access. Carried.

Reports

The following Reports were received and read:

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on June 28th. Present Aldermen McCraney, Shaw, Brown and Queen.
A teamster who claimed of not being able to get money due to him from the contractor for the Reservoir was referred to the City Solicitor and the Water Committee.

The City Solicitor appeared before the Board in reference to the action to be taken re the Rock Crushing plant;
Resolved that the offer made by W.H. Kendall of $400.00 for the plant excepting the crusher and water wheel be refused and that the City Solicitor be instructed to take steps to recover the plant from W.H. Kendall and damages for his delay in delivery.

[volume 6 page 147]

The City Engineer reported in regard to the account of Ludger Roy amounting to $14.65 for extra work in making certain sewer connections referred to him.
Resolved that Mr. Roy be paid the sum of $3.65 in full settlement of his claim.

From W.C. Stevens etal asking for a sidewalk on Grove St. Laid over.

J.W. Bond complained of a stable owned by him at the South end of the Granville Street bridge having been torn down.
Referred to the Police Committee to investigate.

Tenders
Resolved that the tenders received for a new street sprinkler be not entertained until funds are provided for the purpose, and that the City Treasurer be authorized to return the deposits.

Accounts
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
E. Clough Express hire $4.00
Van Elec Ry & Light Co. Tickets 5.00
Market Hardware Store. Supplies 11.00
G. Telford etal. Labor 1066.40

Resolved that $350.00 be paid James Dixon as a progress estimate for work done during this month on Basement Drain on Granville St.
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

The Board met on July 5th 1894. Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw and Brown.

Correspondence
From T.E. Julian, Architect, stating that he is about to have a building erected for C. McLachlin and

[volume 6 page 148]

Asking that Bute & Burnaby Streets be opened up to the premises.
Referred to the Street Inspector to arrange for the chaingang being put to work there as soon as possible.
From J. Brenton, Health Inspector in reference to the advisability of putting in a drain on the South side of Dupont Street
Referred to the Board of Health.
From W. Manson asking for a better sidewalk Barclay Street between Bute & Nicola.
Laid over
From David Wait & Co asking for the use of certain portions of Georgia & Burrard Streets at the Christ Church Corner for building purposes.
Resolved that permission be granted for 1/3 of the streets as requested, provided a satisfactory bond to the amount of $160.00 is furnished.

From A.E.E. Clark in reference to the non -delivery of the Rock crushing plant.
Resolved that unless delivery be given to the City Engineer by Dr. Kendall of all plank in his possession the property of the City, that proceedings be taken against for the recovery of damages caused by his refusal to deliver.

Resolved also that unless immediate delivery is given the City Engineer be authorized and instructed to purchase all such piping and other plank necessary to complete the work rock crushing plant to be charged up against any monies due to Dr. W.H. Kendall, the late contractor.

[volume 6 page 149]

The following accounts were recommended for payment
J.A. Skinner & Co. supplies $2.25
E. Shurgold. Labor 5.00
F. Filion supplies. 3.00
Martin Kelly Curbstones. 303.75
D.H. Morfan etal Labor. 119.10
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Report be adopted Carried.

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Friday June 29th
Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Queen, Bethune and McPhaiden
The following renders for Cast Iron pipe specials & Lead:-
Lead. C.I. Pipe Flexible Specials
E.G. Anderson & Co 694.40
Chas Stinson 760. $43.00 $43.00 $58.00
J. Burns for Gartshore 830. 46.00 56.00 29/10 C
BC Iron Works 1 month $81 3 months $67.20 7 mon $67.20
3 mon $51.75 7 mon 38.00
1 mon 51.75 3 mon 51.75 7 mon 45.50
4 c
Vancouver City Iron Works 3.68 ¼

Resolved.
That the Contract for Cast Iron pipe and lead be awarded to the B.C. IronWorks Co pipe to be delivered within 7 months and lead within 3 months.
That the Vancouver City Iron Works be awarded to contract for specials
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

[volume 6 page 150]
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Wm Brown, seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday June 29th 1894
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
Resolved.
That all street work not strictly within the Estimates should be stopped as soon as safety will admit in view of the fact that there are no monies provided for that purpose and all committees are at the same time desired to reduce their expenditure to the lowest possible amount for the balance of the year.

The following accounts were recommended for payment
News.Advertiser Ads $94.70
City Printing Works Supplies 5.00
J.J. Cowdery. Clinical Work 12.50
H.Kersey. Repairs 1.00

The Committee met again on Friday July 6th 1894.
Present the full board.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Bank of Montreal. Notes etc. $23,288.78
The World P&P Co. Ads 138.75
News.Advertiser “ 10.97
Lee & Stewart. Hack hire 1.00
Mackay Bros. Lettering etc. 7.25
F.W. Hart. Supplies. 7.75
A. Rounsefell etal. Election fees. 85.50
sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

[volume 6 page 151]

The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman MCDowell
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the amendments to the Health By-Law be read a first time. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the By-Law to prevent the grown to weeds compelling the destruction thereof be read a first time. Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Shaw.
That before the Franklin-Tracy investigation is begun Messrs Franklin and Tracy give bond that the investigation be carried on to a conclusion at their own expense, that is to say after the the $500.50 allowed by the City might be expended. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the sum of Two hundred dollars the proceeds of the sale of two horses in the fire department be placed to the credit of the fire committee in addition to the sum provided in the Estimates to enable them to replace the horses sold. Carried.

The Board then adjourned
Thos McGuigan City Clerk

W Brown
Presiding.

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

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.

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer  Joanne McCormick

Illustrations:
City of Vancouver Archives BuP70.1, Sentell House on Grove Crescent
and
First Roger’s Building, 1895, courtesy Canadian Historic Places

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 134-143

[Volume 6, Page 134]

Vancouver June 25th 1894

The Council met on Monday June 25th 1894.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McCraney, McPhaiden, William Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications
From W.E. Stevens, etal, asking for a sidewalk on Grove Street {today’s Atlantic Street}. Referred to the Board of Works.

house on Grove Street, Vancouver, about 1910
Sentell House on Grove Street

From L.G. Comstock of New Whatcom, inviting the Mayor, Council, etc to his City on the 4th of July. Invitation accepted on motion of Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury.

From J.R. Anderson {Statistician of the Department of Agriculture} acknowledging receipt of communication re disease among cattle on Lulu Island {and same had been referred to the Inspector of Diseases for explanation}. Filed.

From George Bartley, Secretary of the Celebration Committee thanking the Council for the additional grant of $250. Filed.

From the City Solicitor and A.M. Beattie regarding the Market By-Law. {In the opinion of the Solicitor, cattle can be herded on lots in the city by the owner of the lots; and that A.M. Beattie can take in a partner in the market lease with the consent of the Council, that the city cannot be held liable for altering the market limits unless it had given butchers an assurance that the limits would not be changed, that butchers in the market have no recourse unless they get an assurance that the limit would be kept on, that Mr. Beattie is bound to fall in with any changes made in the by-laws by the Council}. Laid over.

From Major Townley {Commanding the local company of the RCBGA} stating that there would be no military demonstration on the 1st of July and asking that the grant of $500 be given to the Celebration Committee.

[Volume 6, page 135]

Moved by Alderman Shaw; Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That the Resolution granting $500 to the Militia be rescinded. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the former resolutions regarding grants to the Dominion Celebration Committee be rescinded. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the sum of $1000 be granted to the Celebration Committee. Carried.

From J.J. Blake asking permission to add other charges to the list sent in by Alderman Franklin against the City Engineer. Filed.

Reports
The following Reports were received and read: –

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday June 21st 1894.
Present: Alderman McCraney, Queen, Shaw and Franklin

Messrs. Wickenden and Richards appeared before the Board in regard to the plans for the Arcade Building.

Resolved
That the plans be approved and a permit issued subject to the foundation wall being made 16” thick and the end brick wall 12” thick.

[Volume 6, page 136]

Mr. Hutchings, Supt Street Railway Company submitted cuts of street car rails, the pattern approved by the Board of Works on March 15th last; not being obtainable.

Resolved that this Board recommends that the rail known as girder rail No 3, 77.5 lbs per yard, manufactured by William Wharton Jr of Pittsburg (Incorporated) according to section submitted be recommended for approval provided satisfactory arrangements can be made with the Finance Committee for the extra cost.

Roger's Building, 1895, Vancouver, BC
Roger’s Building, 1895, Vancouver, BC

From E. Cook making application for the use of 50 feet of the paved street opposite proposed Rogers’ building, {303 West} Hastings Street.

Resolved that the former resolution declining to grant this permission be confirmed but that Mr. Cook be granted the use of the space occupied by the sidewalk only for a length of 50 feet under the usual conditions and that he be notified to this effect.

From James Errington etal, asking that Lansdowne Street {today’s West 4th Avenue} be cut down to grade. Laid over.

From the Street Inspector submitting a progress report. Filed.
Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to put Hastings Street east in a passable state of repair.

From C. Doering asking that the bridge near his brewery being widened so as to give access to the new addition to the building. Laid over pending the passage or rejection of the money by-law.

From A.F. Griffiths and others asking for a ……

[Volume 6, page 137]

…. sewer in Blocks 8 & 22. 541. 185. Referred to the Health Committee.

From G.B. Blanchet, Architect, asking for means of drainage for the St. Paul Hospital building. Referred to the City Engineer.

From John Brenton, asking for a drain or trench to carry off surface water from lane in rear of his premises. Referred to the Street Inspector to examine and report.

From A.L. St. George, asking for an extension of the time for the reception of tenders for the Street Sprinkler on account of delayed mails. Resolved that the time be extended to the 28th instant.

From Carter Bros, applying to have the sidewalk at the new Gambrinus Hotel put to the established grade. Referred to the Street Inspector to see that the old sidewalk is replaced.

From Davis, Marshall & McNeill, Solicitors for W.H. Kendall in reference to the rock crushing plant declining to hand same over to the City except under certain conditions. Referred to the City Engineer & City Solicitor for joint action.

Resolved that E. Cosgrove be again notified to have the kitchen of the Regina Hotel so moved, or altered that it will not encroach on the lane in the rear as it now does.

[Volume 6, page 138]

Tenders
The following tenders were received and opened:
Burrard Street 10 feet sidewalk
A.D. McDonald New walk 5.5 cents per foot
Moving old walk 5 cents per foot
S. Sheridan New walk 3.75 cents per foot
Moving old walk 3.75 cents per foot
Resolved that the tender of S. Sheridan be recommended for acceptance.

Accounts
Resolved that the account of Ludger Roy amounting to $14.65 for Sewer connections be recommended to the City Engineer to look into and report.

The following accounts were recommended for acceptance:
Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $39.86
H. Extense Express $1.50
Gurney Cab Co Drayage $1.50
William Ralph Supplies $.60
H. Lomas etal Labor $1259.20
Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the report be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday June 22nd 1894.
Present: the full board.

Communications
From William McGirn claiming to own the shingles…

[Volume 6, page 139]
….at the Race Course. Resolved that he be notified to remove them.

From the Board of Works stating that they were unable to get the rail approved of by them and recommending 77.5 lb girder rail No 3 and asking for the additional funds to be provided.
Resolved
That their request be granted, the additional cost being estimated at $600.

The following tenders were received for printing the balance sheet:
News, advertiser $32.50
Marshall, McCrae & Co $32.00
Trythall & Son $19.50

The tender of Trythall & Son was recommended for acceptance.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Mrs. Whyte of Hastings {Park} to the effect that she be required to furnish two bondsmen in two bonds of $250 each as a guarantee that the race track and other property will be left in good repair at the expiration of her lease; also that the City Solicitor be instructed to insert a clause to the effect that she, Mrs. Whyte will not be permitted to sub-lease the track without the consent of the Council.

The following accounts were recommended for payment: –
City Printing Works Supplies $16.50

[Volume 6, page 140]

J. Miller Supplies $50.00
News, Advertiser Ads $4.05

Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Queen; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Tuesday June 19th 1894.
Present – Aldermen William Brown, McPhaiden, Bethune and McPhaiden

Communications
From BC Iron Works Company re price paid for machine work. Filed.

From J.A. Coldwell asking for water service at Stanley Park bridge.
Resolved that if Mr. Coldwell pays cost of putting in service and usual water rate that the service be put in for him.

The following tenders for lead pipe and brass work were received: –
BC Iron Works Co. Lead pipe $1274
BC Iron Works Co. Brass goods $620
Charles Stinson Lead pipes $1267
John Boyd & Co Lead pipes $1269
McLennan & McFeely lead pipes & brass $1599
E.G. Anderson & Co lead pipes & brass $1424.50
Creamer & Langley brass goods $263.75
Resolved that E.G. Anderson & Co tender amounting to $1424.50 for lead pipes and brass goods be accepted.

[Volume 6, page 141]

Resolved that tenders be called for driving about 22 piles at the Narrows.

The foreman’s report of work done to date was received and filed.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Godfrey & Co Supplies $3.41
John Boyd & Co Supplies $3.42
Thomas Dunn & Co Supplies $32.32
Diplock & Co Supplies $16.50
Watts & Trosh Hire of launch $3.50
Creamer & Langley Supplies $.18
A.M. Beattie Weighing iron $1.25
W. Hooper etal Labor $216.80

Signed William Brown, Chairman
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Queen; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury

Motions
Moved by Alderman William Brown; Seconded by Alderman Bethune.

That the recommendation of the Water Committee passed on the 27th of March in reference to Mr. Beattie’s account for water rates due to that date be amended to the effect that all charges then due be struck off and that in future he be allowed water free to the value of $2.00 a month. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Shaw; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the amount granted for investigating the charges against the City Engineer be confined to $500 that is to say $250 for each side of the case including all expenses of whatsoever connected with the case. Carried.

[Volume 6, page 142]

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the salaries of the City Officials including H. Henderson and School Teachers for the month of June be paid on or before Saturday the 30th instant; July 1st being Sunday and the two following days Jubilee holidays. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the City Engineer be and is hereby instructed to examine and report upon the stability of the Market Hall to carry with safety the largely packed political meetings likely to be held therein during the next two weeks. Carried.

Moved by Alderman William Brown; Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Street Railway By-Law be withdrawn.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Salsbury; Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.
That the By-Law take its course. Amendment carried, 3, 5.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McCraney; Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the amendments to the Fire Limit By-Law passed at last meeting of Council be re-committed. Carried.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration. Alderman William Brown in the Chair.

[Volume 6, page 143]

It 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 McCraney; Seconded by Alderman Salsbury.

Notices of Motion
Alderman C.L. Brown gave notice that at the next general meeting of Council he will recommend an amendment to the Market By-Law in regard to limit.

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that at next regular meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to provide for the destruction of noxious weeds.

Alderman McDowell gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the Health By-Law.

The Council then adjourned.

Thomas Francis McGuigan R.A. Anderson
City Clerk Mayor

Note
Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the writer and from The Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; The City Council column, June 26, 1894, pg 7.

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.

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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.

[Volume 5 page 668]

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

[Volume 5 page 669]

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.

[Volume 5 page 670]

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

[Volume 5 page 671]

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

[Volume 5 page 672]

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

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