Videos about early Vancouver

Videos about early Vancouver

A ride through Victoria and Vancouver 1907
(Vancouver begins at about 3.14)
released by the Canadian archives in Ottawa, and enhanced by youtube user guy jones.

Sam Sullivan has made several Kumtuks videos about Vancouver in the early days:

Sam Sullivan’s video about the Chinook Wawa trading language

and more videos from Sam about early British Columbia:

“Fire Escape Act” mandatory for all new buildings – October 1, 1894

“Fire Escape Act” mandatory for all new buildings – October 1, 1894

The Board of Works reviewed an application from the Bailey Brothers for a brick extension at the rear of their store (pictured here). The Fire Inspector to notify architects and building permit applicants that all new buildings must conform to the “Fire Escape Act 1894” passed at the last session of the [British Columbia] Legislature . Mayor R. A. Anderson appointed Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McCraney, Franklin and C.L. Brown to draft necessary changes to the Vancouver Charter. (more…)

Iron & Steel bonus decision delayed – August 27, 1894

Iron & Steel bonus decision delayed – August 27, 1894

Milk Vendors will be invited to meet with the Health Committee on Thursday. {Papers continued to run advisory to scald all milk before consuming]. A detailed proposal to provide a bonus for an iron and steel manufactory to settle in Vancouver was overturned, as no proposal had been recieved. (more…)

Kendal’s crushed rock no longer wanted – May 21, 1894

Some Ward 5 ratepayers objected to splitting the ward in two. Some cattle on Lulu Island were infected with Big Jaw. City Engineer Thomas Tracy gave an estimate of the value of the plant and property of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co, which the City of Vancouver was thinking of taking over. Though Tracy estimated the value at $535,100, the city was only going to offer $380,000. The Board of Works and the Finance Committee were both dissatisfied with the gravel supplied by Mr. Kendal: he was asked to supply three more scows to the city wharf and then cease delivery.

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 81 – 91

Illustration: Cityy of Vancouver Archives
AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-1031
The rock crusher at Little Mountain Quarry, 1908

[Volume 6 page 81]

Vancouver May 22nd 21st 1894

The Council met on Monday May 21st 1894 at 8 P.M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From H. Abbott submitting a subscription list for signature to send Mr & Mrs Wills and family to England and asking for additional aid from the Council

Moved by Alderman C,L. Brown,

Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the sum of $60.00 be granted for the object. Carried

From J.R. Anderson of the Department of Agriculture, Victoria giving the names of the parties on Lulu Island whose Cattle were affected with big Jaw.

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Richmond Council and inform them of the state of affairs and ask them to take steps to prevent the spread of the disease otherwise the Council will be compelled in self protection to exclude all milk arriving from Lulu Island. Carried

From M.C. McClean, Secretary of the Ward 5 Ratepayers Association expressing disapproval for dividing Ward 5. Filed.

From the City Clerk of Victoria sending copies of correspondence re the grant for the lepers

[Volume 6 page 82]

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the City Clerk be instructed to send copies of the correspondence to the Minister of Agriculture and ask for an explanation. Carried

From Messrs Innes & Richards offering the lots in front of the hospital for $7500.00

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Chairman of the Finance committee be authorized to close the deal on the best terms obtainable. Carried

From the Police Magistrate asking to be furnished with the names of the witnesses etc on the Police Engineer’s Investigation

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden

Seconded by “ Franklin

That a short hand writer be engaged for the investigation Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ McDowell

That a sum not exceeding $100.00 be furnished to pay the expenses of furnishing witnesses etc for the investigation. Carried

From the License Inspector submitted certain recommendations from the Licensing Board regarding the fees of shop or Retail Licenses

Laid on the Table for one week

From Mrs. E.H. Alexander etal asking the City to purchase Block 54.196 for Park purposes.

Referred to the Finance Committee

[Volume 6 page 83]

From Cruden & Robinson asking for the payment of expense incurred by them through change of grade on Princess Street

Referred to the Board of Trade

From A.M. Beattie regarding the alterations of the limit of butcher shops.

Referred to the Police Committee City Solicitor

From J.A. Coldwell asking for permission to erect a refreshment stand on Lot 14.B.64.185

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That permission be granted. Carried

From Wulffsohn and Bewicke asking that a fence be replaced at the corner of Burrard & Alberni Sts which fell through change of grade.

Referred to the Board of Works.

The following Reports were received and read:-

Street Railway Committee

The Special Committee on Street Railway purchase met this Monday Afternoon May 21st 1894.

Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Shaw, McDowell and McCraney

The City Engineer submitted the following report on Value and condition of the plant as requested as follows viz:-

To the Mayor and Aldermen

Of the City of Vancouver.

Gentlemen

I herewith submit an estimate of the plant and property of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co Valued as a “running concern”

[Volume 6 page 84}

but not including anything for the cost of preliminary organization or superindentures of construction and other expenses which would probably amount to 5% of the cost.

I have not added anything for the value of the franchise which in a growing city like Vancouver would be eventually be very valuable to an outside purchaser and even to the City would have some value in doing away with the principal cause of disputes and friction with the street Railway as to the keeping up and repair of the streets and tracks. It is only fair to state that the electrical and other machinery is in exceptionally good condition and creditable to the men in charge.

I have the honor to be

Gentlemen

Your obedient Servant

sgd Thos H. Tracy

City Engineer

Estimate of Value

Real Estate

Lot 1 Block 5.196 Corner of Powell St & Westminster Av. $18.000

Lots 11 to 15 occupied by Car & Power House.

Wharf and Coal Shed

Lots 18 & 19 on Keefer Street near Power House

Parks Lots 40 & 41 Block 29.541 with brick

Building

Buildings. Foundations etc. 25.000

Boilers & Engines, Steam & Smoke pipe connections

Feeder, heating belting shafting pullies etc 34.000

Fire protection and water supply 800

Machine shop equipment 3600

Street Railway generators 17000

Tracks, turnouts, corners etc 92.000

[Volume 5 page 85]

Cars & attachments, 10 in all $37.000

Arc lighting plant 43.000

Incandescent “ 44.000

Station equipment 3250

Supplies 15250

Sundries 2200

Total $535,100

It is recommended by the Committee that the Council submit a By-Law to the ratepayers for their approval for the sum of $410,000 for the purchase of all the assets of the Company and the bondholders. Three hundred and eighty thousand dollars being the purchase price and thirty thousand for loss on sale of debentures.

Sgd Wm Brown

Chairman

The Report was adopted and the City Solicitor instructed to prepare a By-Law for the purchase of the Railway on motion of Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Shaw.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 18th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden & Wm Brown.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

News.Advertiser. Advertisements $23.52

“ “ Binding 13.50

City Printing Works supplies 13.50

Knight & Co. “ 1.10

A St. G. Hamersly Remittance to London, Eng.

Communications

From the Manager of the Bank of Montreal stating that the City’s note for $10,000 would fall due on the 27th next Laid Over

[Volume 6 page 86]

From Major Townley asking for a grant of $500.00 in aid of a military demonstration in Vancouver on the 1st of July.

Resolved

That the sum asked for be granted.

Resolved

That as the resolution of the Council regarding the delivery of crushed rock is not being carried out this Committee desires to place on record that they are not prepared to furnish funds for rock delivered in any other portion of the City.

Resolved

That the City Hospital be reinsured for 3 years for $6000.00 in the companies represented by Messrs Powis & Whitehead, and A.C. Stirreth each to receive $3000.00

sgd W.F. Salsbury

Chairman

Moved by Alderman MCCraney

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Clause in reference to crushed rock be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Salsbury

That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday May 15th 1894

Present – Aldermen Queen, Wm Brown, Bethune and McPhaiden

[Volume 6 page 87]

The Foreman’s reports for the weeks ending May 8th and May 14th were received and filed.

Resolved that the water mains on the North side be lowered and covered as recommended by the foreman

Resolved that a water main pipe be laid to the crematory

Resolved that the foreman’s salary be fixed at $75.oo per month to date from April 25th next.

Resolved that a 6’ pipe be laid on Quebec St to 11th Av with hydrant and the necessary pope on 11th Av to reach houses.

Resolved that the water main be extended along 7th Av beyond the Alexandria Hospital to reach houses.

Resolved that two dolphins be placed on North side of Narrows, one on either side of pipe piles to be shod & coppered.

The following accounts were recommended for payment

Van Gas Co Gas $1.25

McLennan & McFeely Supplies 20.20

B.C. Mills “ 2.20

Hooper etal. Labor 319.80

Welsh Bros. “ 20.90

W.A. McIntosh & Co “ .75

W Hunt “ 18.90

Creamer & Langley “ 3.42

F.Filion “ 4.31

Wm Thurston & Son “ 1.00

Chas Nelson “ 1.70

Thos Veitch Teaming 14.48

John Boyd & Co Supplies 11.42

James Foster Repairs 4.05

Creamer & Langley “ .45

Market Hardware Co “ 3.55

B.C. Iron Works “ 242.72

sgd Wm Brown. Chairman

[Volume 5 page 88]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Report be adopted.

Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on 17th May 1894.

Present – Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Franklin, Queen & Shaw.

Correspondence.

From James Hartney etal asking that the east end of Powell Street as far as the City Limits be macadamized and made passaible

Referred to the Street Inspector for attention

From Mrs R.H. Payne asking whether it is the intention of the Board to put the sidewalk in front of Lot 25 B90196 out 6 feet from the fence line and also asking for permanent grades.

Resolved that Mrs Payne be notified that the intention of the Board is to ultimately move the sidewalk 6 feet out.

From Mrs J.A. McAlpine asking for a sidewalk on the corner of Hamilton & Robson Streets

Granted as soon as there are funds

From John Grant asking that stones, stumps etc in front of his house on Robson Street near Nicola Street be removed.

Referred to the officer of the chain gang for attention

From J.M.A. Toole, submitting an account of $118.00 for alterations made at his store on Hastings St necessitated by the change of grade.

[Volume 5 page 89]

Resolved that he be offered the sum of $58.00 in full and final settlement of his claim

Resolved,

That the street inspector be instructed to attend to the necessary repairs of the sidewalk on Cordova Street; also to see to the street and culvert on 8th av east of Centre Street at Lots 13 & 14, B311, 526 so that the surface water will run off.

That W.H. Kendall, the present contractor for crushed rock be notified to send 3 scow loads to False Creek for use in necessary repairs to South Granville Street and then he is to stop delivery altogether

The following tenders for street sweeping were received and opened:-

Keil & Ker $7.25 for each sweeping

J. Carnahan 9.00 “ “ “

R. Thorburn 5.50 “ “ “

Champion & White 5.00 “ “ “

D.A. Campbell 9.50” “ “

Thos Veitch 7.25 “ “ “

J. Allen 9.75 “ “ “

Resolved

That the tender of Champion & White at $5.00 for each night’s sweeping be recommended for acceptance.

The following accounts were recommended for payment

D. Gibbons Ash St $3.07

W.H. Kendall Crushed rock. $1528.38

W.S. Cook Del “ “ 591.90

Godfrey & Co Supplies 21.00

Market Hardware Store supplies .75

Evans Coleman & Evans “ 30.40

Leamy & Kyle “ 234.86

[Volume 6 page 90]

Martin Kelly, Curb & Gutter Stores $917.55

Geo Pratley Express .50

Resolved

That the Board stands adjourned until 2:30 p.m. on Friday the 25th next on account of Thursday next being a public holiday.

sgd H.P. McCraney

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ Shaw

That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-Law to provide by way of the Debentures the sum of $60.000 for street improvements. Carried

The By-Law was then made a first time

Moved by Alderman Shaw

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the By-Law to raise funds by way of Debentures for the purchase of the Island properly and assets of the Vancouver Electric and Light Co be read a first time. Carried

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.

[Volume 6 page 91]

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the City Clerk be authorized to call for tenders for firemen’s uniforms to be in by Monday May 28th at 4 P.M. Carried

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ Queen

That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law to replace By-Law No 22. Carried

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

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Franklin seconded by Alderman Wm. M. and ordered to be signed sealed and gazetted.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McDowell.

That the By-Law to amend the Trades License By-Law be read a second time. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ Queen

That the By-Law to raise by way of Debentures the sum of $60,000 for street improvements be read a second time. Carried

The By-Law was accordingly read a second time

Moved by Alderman McDowell

Seconded by “ Shaw.

That the Street Railway purchase By-Law be read a second time

Notice of Motion

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to authorize the conveyance to the C.P.R Co of the piece of land occupied by the railway track surrounding Powell Street and Sugar Refinery

The Council then adjourned R.A. Anderson

Mayor

Thos McGuigan

City Clerk

Fire Department to buy new Team – May 7, 1894

Fire Department to buy new Team – May 7, 1894

The Board of Works accepted A.E.E. Clark’s offer to supply the City with crushed rock at $1.22 per cubic yard for a term of five years. Alderman Queen and the Fire Department Chief were appointed to sell the current team of horses and replace them within the agreed budget. The Rates By-Law and Market By-Law were finalized; the Wards By-Law was not.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item COV-S280-: CVA 42-03
[Horse drawn fire engine with first aerial 75 foot ladder, 1899]

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6, Volume 6, pages 62-70

[Volume 6 Page 62]

Vancouver May 7th 1894

The Council met on Monday May 7th 1894 at 8pm.
Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Tom Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From A. Haslam, M.P., acknowledging receipt of a communication from the City Clerk re free postal delivery. Filed.

From Mssrs. Innes & Richards declining to accept less than $7500 for the lots in front of the hospital. Laid over for one week.

From John Potter furnishing affidavit on the work on reservoir. Referred to the Investigating Committee.

From D. McGillivray submitting an offering for laying a Street Railway on Hastings St. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From H.J. Ceperley offering to sell the Street Railway Co. assets for $380,000 and take the City’s Bonds for $102.50. The Mayor appointed Alderman McDowell, Salsbury and McCraney a Committee to examine into the proposition and report.

From the City Engineer reporting upon the water power {for electric lighting purposes} of the Capilano and other streams. Referred to the Fire & Light Committee.

[Volume 6 page 63]

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the petition for a street railway track …..

From B. Springer etal petitioning to have Robson Street opened up so that the Street Railway could be constructed to Stanley Park.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the petition for a Street Railway track along Robson Street from Granville Street west be referred to the Street Railway Co. according to the terms of Clause 25 of their agreement with the City.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the matter be laid over for one week. Amendment – carried.
The following Reports were received and read:

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Monday April 23rd 1894. Present: Alderman William Brown, Bethune, Shaw, McDowell and Queen.

Communications

From A.A. Whitman etal asking for water main on Caroline Street with a hydrant on the corner of 9th Avenue. Resolved that the City Engineer be authorized to procure pipe and have it laid at as early a date as possible.

Resolved that tenders be called for a supply of cast iron pipe of different sizes.
From Mason & Co. re John Sherman’s water rate. Filed

[Volume 6 page 64]

From J. Doherty re water rates.
Resolved that he be charged $6.50 for arrears of water rates.

The Committee met again on Tuesday May 14 1894.
Present: Alderman Wm Brown (in the Chair), Queen and McPhaiden

Communications

From J.A. Kemp etal asking for a water main on 11th Avenue between Ontario and Quebec Streets.
Referred to the City Engineer.

From the Foreman of the Water Works giving report for work done for week ending April 30th. Filed.

Resolved
That the City Engineer examine 7th Avenue west of the Alexandra Hospital and report on the above ability of laying water main.

That Messrs Purdy & Williams be notified that no more estimates for the reservoir will be passed until that part of the Park Road rendered impassible by teaming, be by then put in good repair.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Creamer & Langley             supplies                .99 cents
CPR Co.                                 Supplies            $7.20
BC Iron Works                     supplies        $593.33
Holmes & Grace                  supplies             $2.00
Van Elec Rail & Light Co.  “                         $13.14
John Currell                         repairs               $1.00
Telephone Co.                     Supplies             $1.45
Welsh Bros                          supplies            $20.81
HC Crosby                           repairs                $7.00
D. McGillivray                    reservoir      $4660.20

[Volume 6 page 65]

Canada General Elec. Co. Supplies          $26.03
Purdy & Williams               reservoir     $1170.09

Signed William Brown, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman William Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday May 3rd 1894. Present: the full board.

Mr. G.A. Jordan interviewed the Board in regard to getting access to his new house on Jervis Street. Mr. Jordan was informed that the chain gang would be sent out to grade the lane back of his house and that the grading of the street would be attended to as soon as possible.

Mr. J.D. Byrne interviewed the Board in regard to the Sewer connections for the proposed Sisters of Charity Hospital to be built at the corner of Pendrell and Burrard Streets.

Resolved.
That a temporary sewer across Burrard Street to connect with the sewer in Block 90 be put in by the City by day work.

The application of the Street Inspector for the City to pay for the feed of his horse was laid over for later consideration.

From C. Sweeney, Manager of the Bank of Montreal asking for refund of 1/3 on cement walk laid at their premises. Granted.

[Volume 6 page 66]

Resolved.
The in future all applications for the usual rebate on cement walks laid shall be accompanied by a written guarantee of same for one year or else such application will not be considered.

Resolved
That tenders be called up to 3pm on Thursday the 17th instant for Street Sweeping.

The following tenders were received and opened for crushed rock: –
From Keefer & Godden, Boyd & Clandenning, W.H. Kendall, Kelly & Co and A.E.E.Clark.

Resolved
That the Board recommends the acceptance of the tender of A.E.E. Clark for crushed rock, delivered at Burrard Inlet under the 5-year contract at the rate of $1.22 per cubic yard.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
Bank of Montreal              refund                   $207.90
James Dixon                      basement drain   $778.50
D. McGillivray                   bitumous rock $10087.65
McDonald & Ransom                                          $2.50
F. Filion                              supplies                     $3.00
H.P. Clough                       express                           .75
McLennan & McFeely     supplies                        .85
City Iron Works                supplies                $70.00
H. Lomas etal                    labor                    $143.40

Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Report be adopted.

Moved in amendment by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell

[Volume 6, page 67]

That the clause in the Report in relation to crushed rock be laid over for one week.
Amendment lost; motion carried.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 4th 1894.
Present: Aldermen Salsbury, William Brown and McPhaiden.

The question of reconveying (sic) certain portions of certain lots in Block 48 D.L. 181 was again considered and it was resolved that the attention of the Improvement Co be drawn to the decision of last year’s Council which the Committee could not see their way clear to change.

From the City Auditor stating that he had audited the books for January, February and March. Filed.

From Mssrs Innes & Richards stating that they would not accept less than $7500 for lots 37 to 41 B38541. Referred to the Council.

From William Farrell asking for the delivery of the Local Improvement Bonds. Bonds under preparation.

Resolved

That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign two notes for $10,000 and $20,000 respectively on behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at 5 per cent per annum, said note being drawn under authority of By Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:
BC Pottery Co. Law        costs       $275.94
The World P&P Co        ads            $32.49
Thomson Bros                supplies      $1.40
F. Filion                           supplies     $3.60

[Volume 6 Page 68]

News. Advertiser         supplies      $11.20
Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the By-Law to levy a rate for the year 1894 be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a first time.
Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by Alderman Salsbury
That the By-Law to provide for the collection of taxes in arrears be read a first time. Carried.

The By-Law was according(ly) read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Henry Avison the Park Ranger be appointed Pound Keeper at a salary of $1.00 a year. Carried.

Moved by Alderman William Brown
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the following account be paid:
Hooper etal $276.85 Carried.

[Volume 6 page 69]

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That Alderman Franklin Queen be a committee of one to act with the Chief of the Fire Department in selling two of the horses of the Department and replacing same at a cost not to exceed the sum provided in the estimates for that purpose. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the Rules be suspended and the rate By-Law read a second time. Carried.
The By-Law was read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration Alderman Salsbury in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a third time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Franklin and ordered to be signed, sealed and gazetted.

Ward By-Law

The Council went into Committee of the whole for the consideration of the By-Law to amend the Ward By-Law, Alderman McCraney in the Chair.
Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by William Brown

[Volume 6 page 70]

That the Committee rise without reporting. Carried.

Market By-Law

The Council went into Committee of the whole on the amendments to the Market By-Law, Alderman C.L. Brown in the Chair.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Committee rise without reporting. Lost.

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

Notices of Motions

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

Alderman Shaw gave notice that at next meeting of Council, he would introduce a By-Law to provide funds for the purchase of the Street Railway.

The Council then adjourned to meet again on Thursday at 8 pm.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

City takeover of Vancouver’s streetlights moves forward – April 2, 1894

City takeover of Vancouver’s streetlights moves forward – April 2, 1894

John Potter was appointed Inspector of the Reservoir at $3.00 per day. Mr R. Hughes was allowed to take out a temporary three month license in the absence of his business partner. The takeover of the Vancouver Illuminating Company’s assets by the City to include “the whole of the plant and materials” used to furnish street lighting.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick

Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Bu P248
BC Electric Railway Building 1911, with street light in foreground

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 1-7

[volume 6 page 1]
Vancouver April 2nd 1894
The Council met on Monday April 2nd 1894 at 8 pm
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm. Brown, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communications

From John Campbell asking the Council to take action regarding the correction of the survey in D.L. 185 next to the park. Referred to the Board of Works
From W.S. Gore, Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works asking for a map of indicating the position of Dundas Street and the roadway through Hastings Townsite. Referred to the Board of Works
From W.B. Ross complaining about being molested on the street. Filed
From A. Gigrew furnishing an affidavit that he had lost 3 poll tax receipts. Filed
From N.G. Tatlow asking if there was any question about the title to Clark’s Park. Referred to the City Solicitor
From the Hon. James Baker, Provincial Secretary asking if proper precautions were being taken to prevent the spread of small pox. Referred to the Board of Health

[volume 6 page 2]

From Dr. Thomas reporting cases of contagious disease during the month. Filed
From P. Carey asking for compensation for loss occasioned to him by the change of the grade of Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works
From R. Hughes requesting the Police Committee to reconsider its decision re the transfer of the auction house held by S.F. Scott to himself. Filed
From R. Fraser et al protesting against the re-survey of 264A. Referred to the Board of Works
From H. Abbott asking the City to take charge of 76 Chinese detained in quarantine. Referred to the Health Committee

The following reports were received and read:

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Monday April 2nd 1894.
Present: Alderman Wm. Brown (in the Chair), McPhaiden and Bethune
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid –
W. Hooper etal Labor $310.25
Thos. Veitch Hire of teams $154.35
City Printing Words supplies $4.00

2. That John Potter Be appointed Inspector of the

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Reservoir at a salary of $3.00 per day duties to begin on the 3rd instant: Signed Wm. Brown, Acting Chairman

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

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday March 30th 1894.
Present: Alderman Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden, Wm. Brown and Bethune
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
J. Miller stamps $40.00
News. Advertise supplies $5.85
H. Henderson Clerical Work $60.00
A. St. G. Hamersley Law Costs $427.26

2. That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $10000 on the behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.

3. That the communication from Major Townley re grant of $500.00 be laid over to be considered with estimates. Signed W.F. Salsbury, Chairman

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Alderman Wm. Brown seconded by Alderman McDowell.

Fire and Light Committee
The Fire and Light Committee met on Saturday March 31st 1894.
Present: Alderman Franklin, Queen, Shaw and Bethune.
The estimates for the year were finally compiled and referred to the Finance Committee.
Signed J.L. Franklin, Chairman

The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman Queen seconded by Alderman Franklin

Police Committee
The Police Committee met on Wednesday March 28th 1894.
Present: Alderman C.L. Brown, Shaw, Queen, McPhaiden and Wm. Brown
It was recommended:

1. That R. Hughes be allowed to take out a temporary license for 3 months on paying a proportional amount of the annual license, in the event of the Licensee leaving or being absent from the City a temporary license be issued to his partner for at least three months, on paying the proportional amount of the annual license, this only to apply to bona fide <illegible.

2. That the tender of Wm. Murphy be accepted for the Police uniforms as follows:
Officers suits $26.00 Sergeants $28.50
Chief’s $31.00 Helmets at catalogue prices

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3. That Officer Thomas H. Butler’s salary be increased $10 a month dating from March 7th 1894. Signed C.L. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on March 29th 1894.
Present: Alderman McCraney, Queen, Franklin and Brown

It was recommended:
1. That the communication from Mr. Harris regarding the grade of the sidewalk on Cordova St be referred to the City Engineer to make estimates for lowering floors.

2. That the communication from F.W. Hewton etal asking for repairs on Lorne Street between Quebec and Manitoba Streets be referred to the Street Inspector to attend to.

3. That the following accounts be paid:
Pay Roll $149.70
Boyd & Clandenning 15.00
Gibbons & Borland 39.69
G.E. Meck 2.00
John Poster 20.00
James Dixon 10.00
Thomas 385.00
D.J. McLellan 25.45
Evans, Coleman & Evans 5.50

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Bailey & Co. 5.00

4. That the case of the CPR vs the City re Gore Ave extension be appealed to the Privy Council.
Signed H.P. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden

That the following account be paid:
Mrs McLeod Sewing $5.00 Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Franklin

That the resolution passed on March 14th by the Fire and Light Committee “that the present contractors for street lighting be notified that the City intends to expropriate their “poles and wires” be amended by adding the following words “and the whole of the plant and material used by the Company in connection with the lighting of the streets by lights of the Thomson Houston Arc System under the terms of the Agreement made between the Vancouver Illuminating Company and the City of the 7th October 1889 at such time as may be mutually agreed upon and in default of agreement being arrived at that the

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will be settled by arbitration under the terms of the agreement. Carried

Notices of Motion

Alderman Shaw gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he will move that the necessary proceedings be taken to collect overdue taxes.

Alderman McCraney gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to add that portion of Ward 5 lying west of Centre Street to Ward 1.

The Council then adjourned.
Signed R.A. Anderson, Mayor

Thomas P. McGuigan, City Clerk

New Women’s Ward in hospital will cost $10,000 – March 27, 1894

New Women’s Ward in hospital will cost $10,000 – March 27, 1894

$10,000 was set aside for a Women’s Ward in the hospital. Mr Giguere, who had two poll tax receipts, was directed that if he made an affadavit, he would not be charged for them. The issue of appropriating the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co.’s tracks and wires was postponed until the return of the City Solicitor.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-: Bu P369
[Man and nurses on lawn in front of the Vancouver City Hospital – 530 Cambie Street]

original handwritten minutes – click here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 759 – 766

[Volume 5 page 759]

Vancouver March 27th 1894
The Council met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin C.L. Brown and Bethune

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That Alderman Salsbury be appointed Chairman. Carried
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From D. McGillivray agreeing to the conditions expressed in the resolution of Council regarding the payment of wages in his contract. Filed

From the City Solicitor furnishing correspondence between himself and Mr. Tatlow regarding the double tracking of Granville Street by Track east of Westminster Av.

Moved by Alderman McDonald
Seconded by “ Queen
That that portion of the correspondence relating to the double tracking of Granville Street be laid over for another week. Carried

Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the matter of taking up the track on Powell Street be deferred until Mr. Farrell’s return provided he returns within two weeks. Carried

From R.H. Terhune, Salt Lake City asking for information regarding the quality of ores etc in this Vicinity.
Referred to the Board of Works Trade
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From R. Hughes asking for the transfer of the Auctioneer License held by S.F. Scott to himself.
Referred to the Police Committee

From E. Shurgold asking for the removal of a stump from Lot 7. Block 38.200a
Referred to the Board of Works

From Evans, Coleman & Evans notifying the Council that Storage at the rate of 50 cents per ton per week and interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum will be charged for the City pipe lying on their wharf.
Referred to the Board of Works

From D. McGillivray asking that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to attach the City Seal to his contract for the paving of Granville & Hastings Streets

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign the contract between D. McGillivray and the City for the paving of Granville and Hastings Street and attach the Corporate Seal thereto. Carried

From Hon James Baker, Provincial Secretary informing the Council that a resolution of the Legislative Assembly embodying the request of the Council relative to the transference from the Dominion Government to the Province of a certain portion of the foreshore of False Creek together with the tidal lands of the same, had been transferred to the Honourable the Secretary of State. Filed

From the City Clerk stating that the total assessment of property in Ward 5 amounted to $994.67 and the amount represented on a certain portion praying for the division of the Ward as $700240.00

From Mr W.P. Turner, Supt of the Water Works asking the Council to give the reason of

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his discharge.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the communication be filed. Carried

From Major Townley, asking for a grant of $500.00 for the 1st of July Celebrations
Referred to the Finance Committee

From John Cooper asking for an increase of salary
Referred to the F & L. Committee

From Frank Devlin etal asking the Council to pay A.G. Evans his salary while he was laid up with a broken leg. Filed

From the Mayor advising the Council to buy the lots in front of the Hospital and to have the Plumbing By-Law amended.
The first was referred to the Finance Committee to be considered when the estimates are being compiled and the latter portion referred to the Health Committee

The following accounts Reports were received and read.

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, Queen, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the B.C. Iron Works be allowed to connect with the water mains on Alexander Street as per their request.
2. That in lieu of fire and light in the Market Hall that A.M. Beattie be allowed water to the value of $2.00 per month, that he pay for water used up to date and that he be informed that he must look to the Band in future for light charges.
3. That John Potter be appointed Reservoir Inspector at a salary of $3.00 a day
4. That the following accounts be paid:-
W. Hooper etal Labor $320.25
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 10.28
W.G. Warren “ .30
News.Advertiser “ 3.20
Thomas Bros. “ 1.25
Diplock & Co “ 4.75
Rennie & Campbell, Boat hire 25.00
Boyd & Clandenning Use of pump 5.00
Payne Tipping Machine Co Supplies 15.17
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by that Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Clause in relation to John Potter be struck out. Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the balance of the report be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on March 22nd 1894
All the members being present
It was recommended:-
1. That Dundas Street in 184 be opened up for 3 ½ blocks to meet a roadway to be constructed by the Government provided that the Government does its share.
2. That the Communication from Mr McFie re stumps on Dufferin St W be referred to the Street Inspector to report on
3. That the following be included in the Estimates
Sidewalk on North Side of Burnaby from Burrard Street to the end of the grade.
Sidewalk on 11th Av from Ontario to Quebec St

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Grading Robson St west of Nicola St
4. That the Communication from H. Abbott re outlet to Granville Street drain be referred to the City Engineer and Solicitor
5. That no more work be done in 264A until it is resurveyed
6. That the Communication from G.A. Owens re state of trench on 9th Av be referred to the Street Inspector for attention
7. That the Street Inspector make passable Pender Street East of Abbott with old plank.
8. That the following accounts be paid
Pay Roll $194.25
Evans Coleman & Evans 1053.54
Trythall & Son Supplies 3.60
Thos Dunn Street Sweeper 347.50
M.S. Rose 5.00
Mason & Peterson 1.00
Diplock & Co. 2.90
H.Kersey .65
J. Rogers 2.50
Jas Logan 12.00
9. That Evans, Coleman & Evans be returned their percentage on Water pipes
10. That tenders be called for the construction of a drain on Richards St and for crushing rock
The Estimates for the year were formed
Sgd H.P. McCraney

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

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present – the full Board
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Diplock & Co Supplies $20.20
City Printing Works “ 21.80
Evans Coleman & Evans “ 14.00
J.J. Cowdery Clinical Ward 65.00
Cosman & son Supplies 1.25
News.advertiser “ 8.55
2. That the Secretary of the Zion Congregation be informed that the Council has no power to allow 20 per cent rebate on last year’s taxes
3. That Adolphe Giguere, who asked not to be compelled to pay for two poll tax receipts which he claimed to have lost; be informed that if he makes an affidavit that he lost them and did not issue them that he be relieved of the responsibility of paying for them
4. That the Communication from the City Auditor stating that he had balanced the Assessment Roll and Tax Roll, be filed
5. That the tender of the News. Advertiser for printing the financial statement be accepted as follows:-
500 copies in long primer, samples no 1 $2.10 per page
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report be adopted Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday March 27th 1894
Present Aldermen McDowell, Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Nrown
It was recommended:-
1. That the sum of $10000 be placed in the Estimates to provide a Women’s Ward and other accommodations at the City Hospital the balance of the Estimates being confirmed and referred to the Finance Committee
2. That Dr. G. D. Johnston be appointed Opsthlamic physician to the City Hospital
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
James Carnoban Scavengering .50 cts
C.F. Foreman Supplies 33.12
W.A. McIntosh & Co “ 4.95
C.F. Foreman “ 15.31
Welsh Bros “ 8.23
Texas Lake Ice Co “ 1.50
James Astell “ 20.00
Mellish & Grant “ 37.50
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDOwell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Report be adopted
Carried
Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Council regarding the expropriation of the jobs and wires of the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co. be amended so that it will be in accordance with the agreement between the Co and the City.
Laid over

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the matter be laid over for one week to give the City Solicitor an opportunity to

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Examine the contract and other papers that may be connected therewith and produce same at the next meeting of the Council Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the following labor account be paid:-
G. Telford $566.65 Carried

The Council then adjourned
R. A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos G. McGuigan
City Clerk

Council empowered to borrow $100,000 – March 5, 1894

Council empowered to borrow $100,000 – March 5, 1894

Council completed a by-law allowing the City to borrow $100,000 against the current year’s anticipated income. The Provincial Jail in New Westminster charged $462 for board of Vancouver prisoners. The Finance Committee allowed the City Band $480 for the current year. (more…)

Champion & White ousted from city crematory – February 26, 1894

Champion & White ousted from city crematory – February 26, 1894

Champion and White were given one month’s notice that their services (operating the city garbage burning crematory) were no longer required. Aldermen Brown, Bethune, Queen, Shaw and McFaiden appointed as a committee to manage the water works. The Police Magistrate granted two weeks leave. The City Band was given the same grant as last year.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM1376-: CVA 237-1
[Champion and White yard on Dupont Street , city garbage collectors and miscellaneous cartage]

Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 719 – 726

[Volume 5 page 719]

Vancouver Feb 26th 1894

The Council met on Monday February 26th 1894

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Robert Steel, Geo Richardson, W. Thwaite, Wm Guill, A.J. Chisholm applying for the position of Crematory Caretaker Laid over

From H.J. Cady asking for a sidewalk on Carolina St between 5th & 6th Avs
Referred to the Board of Works

From M.C. McLean asking for a reply to his letter of the 10th inst. Filed

From R Mackay Fripp asking for means to connect the lavatories of the Inns of Court:
Referred to the Board of Works

From A. Prefontaine and John Ober asking for a water supply
Referred to the Water Committee

From the Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of communication re the dredging of False Creek. Filed

From James Gaudin Marine Department Victoria asking the Council to make such arrangement for the keep of sick seamen in the City Hospital.
Referred to the Health Committee

From Miss Macfie stating that she had engaged Mrs. Dobby as assistant in the kitchen of the

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City Hospital.
Referred to the Health Committee

From WmT. Green and J.H. Davidson asking the Council to establish a tariff for Chimney Sweeping.
Referred to the F.W.& L. Committee

From E. P. Fewster etal asking the Council to enforce the Sunday Closing By-Law.
Referred to the Police Committee

From the City Engineer reporting on the cost of connecting the old main in the Narrows.
Referred to the Water Committee

From J.W. Smith etal asking for the improvement of Victoria Street
Referred to the Board of Works

From the Police Magistrate asking for two weeks leave of absence dating from March 14th.
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That his request be granted. Carried

From Wm Brand, Secretary of the City Band, asking for the same grant as last year.
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the request be granted

Moved in amendment by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Bethune
That the matter be referred to the Finance Committee.
Amendment Carried

From Harris & McNeil asking for compensation for injuries received by Harry Michael.
Referred to the City Solicitor

From J. Lester etal asking for the opening up

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of 8th Av west of Granville Street
Referred to the Board of Works

The following Reports were received and read:-

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday February 22nd 1894.

Present – Aldermen C.L. Brown (in the Chair) Queen and Franklin

It was recommended:-
1. That E. Kingcombe’s salary be raised to $2.50 a day and also that J. Romang’s salary be raised to $2.25 both changes to take effect on the 1st of March next.
2. That the space between 7th Av bridge and Doering’s building be bridged in as requested provided the cost does not exceed $95.00
3. That J. Dixon be permitted to put in the sewer accross Granville Street by day work on the same conditions that J. Potter is putting in the sewer on Burrard St. His pay as foreman to be $2.50 per day and $10.00 extra for the use of the his own tools, the City to do the sharpening and that he be authorized to hire a pipe layer at $2.00 per day and the rest of the gang to be made up of relief men.
4. That the communication from A. Williams asking for the grading of the lane in Block 33.185 be referred to the City Street Inspector for attention.
5. That the plans and specifications submitted by Carter Bros for the Gambruins Hotel be approved subject to a proper application being made to excavate for the areas and particulars furnished as to the kind of sidewalks it is proposed to put down.

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6. That the application from R.G. Tatlow, President of the Trustees of the Van Elec Ry & L. Co requesting permission to continue their double track on Granville Street from Hastings to Robson be refused
7. That the Street Inspector be instructed to keep the pavements clean.
8. That the following accounts be paid:-
W.S. Cook Delivering crushed rock. $505.27
Market Hardware Store Supplies 18.50
H. Lomas etal Labor 159.75

Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the clause in relation to the closing in of space on 7th Av near Brewery be expunged. Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the clause in relation to J. Romang be struck out. Carried

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the balance of the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday Feb 23rd 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McPhaiden, Wm Brown and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
News Advertiser supplies $4.33
H.M/ Henderson Clerical Work 60.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans supplies 21.00
City Pringing Works “ 4.00

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Alex Duff Repairs $1.50

2. That the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver for the sum of $10,000 bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 5 1/2 per cent per annum, said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 193, passed on the 22nd day of January 1894.
3. That the different committees be requested to frame their estimates as soon as possible and send them in to this Committee.
4. That the Board of Works be requested to temporarily suspend the delivery of crushed rock pending the compiling of the Estimates.
5. That the Communication from W.G. Tretheway asking for a bonus for a flour mill will be filed as the Committee does not consider the capacity of the proposed will sufficient to recommend exemption from taxation or other assistance
6. That the communication from Messrs Wulffsohn & Berwicke asking for a share of the City’s Insurance be filed for reference.
Sgd
W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

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

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ Queen
That the rules be suspended to all of the introduction of a By-Law to provide for the recovery of the costs and expenses of clearing lands. Carried

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The By-Law was introduced, and read a first time
Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown.
That the rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-law to appoint the time etc for holding an election to fill the vacancy on the Licensing Board, caused by the death of W McRae. Carried
The By-Law was read a first time.

Motions.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen.
That Messrs Champion & White Caretakers of the City Crematory be notified that their services will not be required one month from date of notice. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the following Pay Roll be passed:-
Wm Tierney etal Labor $297.75 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune
That the following labor account be paid:-
Hooper etal $447.60 Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the following Aldermen be a committee to manage the water works Viz Aldermen Wm Brown, Bethune, Queen, Shaw and McPhaiden. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Provincial Government be again urged to pass the necessary
legislation to enable them to vest the school lands in the City and that a copy of this
resolution be sent to each of the local members with the request that they give the
matter their attention Carried

Consideration of ByLaws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Rules be again suspended to allow of the second reading of the
By-Law to provide for the recovery of the Costs and expenses of clearing lands.
Carried

The By-Law was read a second 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 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by ALd Queen, the
Rules being again suspended.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the rules be suspended and the polling bylaw read a 2nd time.
Carried

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

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

The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman
McCraney seconded by Ald Wm Brown.

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The 3rd reading of the Street paving ByLaw was laid over another week the City Solicitor
in the meantime to prepare a bond, re the delivery of the –

Notices of Motion

Alderman Wm Brown gave notice that be would move the following resolution
That at all elections the Deputy Returning Officers shall on the morning of
Polling proceed to the City Hall for their instructions and ballot boxes from the
Returning Officer. After closing of the poll and counting of the ballots the Deputy
Returning Officers shall return the ballot boxes to the Returning Occifer at the City Hall.

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that he would at the next regular meeting of the Council
introduce a By-Law providing for further temporary loans to meet the expenditure
pending collection of taxes.

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would introduce
a motion requiring the Contractor for street paving to work 9 hours per day and pay the
regulation wages and employ citizens only;

Also that the Engineer prepare and submit to Council profiles showing the
grade of Powell Street from Vernon Street to Campbell Avenue; Carrall Street from
Dupont to Cordova, also showing profile of Railway track where it crosses Carrall Street
and to prepare profiles shewing grade of extension of Sewer outlets into the Narrows
where made in 12” Iron Pipe.

The Council then Adjourned

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

No Liquor Sales Allowed on By-Law Decision Day – May 1, 1893

The Street Railway Guarantee By-Law to be voted on next week, May 8. No liquor allowed to be sold on that day until the polls close. The City Solicitor to look into claims that A. M. Beattie was selling second hand goods at the City Market, thus breaking the terms of his lease . Council received four orders of garnishment for city officials’ wages, and decided that any second occurrence would be grounds for dismissal. $5,000 paid in to the School Board’s account. (more…)