Steamer Sunbury given a $25 weekly bonus – August 15, 1892

The steamer Sunbury to be subsidized $25 per week. The City Engineer was to number streets in Fairview and Mount Pleasant consistent with the numbering north of False Creek. A plan to set aside 10 acres in Stanley Park for the future University of British Columbia was quashed by the federal (Dominion) government.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 114-121

[vol 5 pg 114]

Vancouver August 15th 1892
The Council met on Monday, August 15th 1892.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Gavin and Mills.

The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From John McKie stating that parties had camped on Beach Avenue in front of his lots. Referred to the Police Committee

From F. Astley drawing attention to the fact that one of the firemen was keeping a cigar and fruit stand.
Referred to F. W. L. Committee.

From Miss Woodward asking for leave of absence.
Referred to the Health Committee.

From E. St. Arnaud asking for a box drain on Seymour Street.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From N. N. Hesketh applying for the position of Sewer Inspector.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From John McLaren reporting on the electric lights.
Filed.

From the Minister of Militia and Defence stating that on account of there being a dispute between the Dominion and Provincial Governments as to the ownership of Stanley Park, no action could be taken regarding the petition for ten acres for College purposes.
Filed.

From Dr. Davie through Dr. Harold enclosing instructions regarding quarantine regulations.
Filed.

[vol 5 pg 115]

The following reports were received and read:

Financial Report
The Financial Committee met on Friday, August 12th 1892.
Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan and Odlum.
It was recommended:

1. That the following accounts be paid:
Telephone Company rents $39.20
Land Registry Office Registration 5.00
Palmer Brothers Supplies 12.00
Miss Davies – Typewriting 10.60

2. That the Fire Hall on Mount Pleasant be insured for three years to the amount of $1000.00 in the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co.

3. That the communication from R. D. Pith, asking for compensation for the loss of his leg be filed.

4. That the communications from E. A. James and J. D. Henderson be referred to the City Solicitor to report upon to next meeting of the Committee.
(Signed) F. A. Anderson

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Health Report
The Health Committee met on Tuesday August 9th, 1892
Present Aldermen McGuigan, Anderson, Odlum and Gavin.

It was recommended that the following accounts be paid:
Russell McDonald and Company Supplies 37.70
Hudson’s Bay Company Supplies 6.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 28.64
I. Pruer Hack hire 5.00

[vol 5 pg 116]

A. Goldstein Supplies $34.10
Ideal Grocery Supplies 53.30
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 189.12
Hudson’s Bay Company Supplies 3.50
Russell McDonald and Co. Supplies 8.95
Palmer Brothers Supplies 21.87
…………do……do Supplies 119.50
J. L. Herreth and Company Supplies 50.86
Atkins & Atkins Supplies 104.05
Dr. Bell Irving Mental Ex. 5.00
R. C. Winch Supplies 26.75
Palmer Brothers Supplies 6.85
Russell McDonald and Company Supplies 2.55
F. W. Horn Burials 52.50
R. C. Winch Supplies 53.26
Bell Irving and Paterson Supplies 35.00
W. A. McIntosh and Company Supplies 55.68
G. Tilbury Special Constable .50

2. That the chairman of the Board of Health, the City Engineer and Health Inspector be authorized to carry to completion with as little delay as possible the additional buildings required in connection with the isolation hospital in the east-end and the other requirements in connection therewith.

3. That Shelton and Company be awarded the contract for making 34 hair mattrasses [sic] for the City Hospital at the following prices from hair as per sample:
18 lbs. Mattrasses @12.00 each
20 lbs. Mattrasses @12.75 each
22 lbs. Mattrasses @13.50 each
24 lbs. Mattrasses @14.50 each
26 lbs. Mattrasses @15.50 each
The committee reserving the right to open up and examine the quality of hair in any mattrass to ascertain if it conforms with the furnished with tender also reserving the right to fix the weight of the mattrass.

(signed) W. J. McGuigan, Chairman

[vol 5 pg 117]

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by McGuigan
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday, August 12th 1892.
Present: Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scouller

It was recommended:

1. That the communication from J. M. Browning re the erection of an awning in front of the Opera House be referred to the City Engineer.

2. That the communication from William Sudelman be filed.

3. That the communication from Crowder and Penzer in the piling of roots on their property be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

4. That the plans submitted by A. E. Carter of a brick building to be erected on lots 1 and 2, Block 26, 541 be approved subject to the following alterations:
(1) That the brick windows on the Hastings Street elevation shall not project further than those shown at end of Homer Street elevation.
(2) Also that the oriel over main entrance on Homer Street shall have the same projection as the others and shall be constructed in accordance with the fire by-law.
(3) Also that the tracings showing section and ground floor be submitted for deposit in office vault.

5. That the City Engineer figure out the best method of extending the street numbering system to Mount Pleasant and Fairview.

6. That the following tenders be accepted:

For street sprinkling – ThomasVeitch @ $4.25 per day continuous.
For clearing Grunley Street (?) 79. 50 Lump Sum

[vol 5 pg 118]

7. That the following tenders be accepted for the extension of the Sewerage System:

Section 4 Potter and .. Flith (?)………. $14,004.00 L. S.
Section 5 ….. do………..do…………………. 7,346.00 L. S.
Section 6 Boyd and Clandening 20,174.33 L. S.
Section 7 Thomas Massie & Co. 7,538.60 L. S.
Cast iron and syphons to the B. C. Ironworks as per tender.

8. That the following accounts be paid:
George Heaman, Sprinkler $370.80
Alex Taylor and J. Grant, City Shed 111. 00
George Rounsefell and Company, 7th Avenue 1260.00
W. H. Kendall, crushed rock 1142.82
Thomas Veitch, delivered crushed rock 424.48
H. Lomas et al labour 1305.25
(signed) H. L. McCraney, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Gavin
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the report be adopted.
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to grant a bonus of $25.00 per week to the owners of the Steamer Sunbury.
Carried.

Leave granted and the By-Law introduced and read a first time.
Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the By-Law be read a second time.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman McCraney
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By- Law.
Carried.

Alderman Anderson was appointed chairman.

[vol 5 pg 119]

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as completed with amendments. The rules being suspended the By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Odlum.
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan.

Motions:

Moved by Alderman Scouller
Seconded by Alderman Collins
That the City object to pay the expenses of any Health Officer appointed by the Government to examine passengers on trains arriving or leaving Vancouver.
Motion withdrawn.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with Dr. Davie, the Provincial Health Officer to ascertain his intentions regarding the payment of the officers appointed to examine trains.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the sum of $750.00 be set apart by the City in aid of a produce and poultry exhibition in Vancouver, all the money to be paid out in prizes.
Lost

Moved by Alderman Scouller
Seconded by Alderman Mills
That the City Clerk get one hundred copies of the City Charter printed at once as consolidated.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the rebate on payment of taxes be extended up to the 1st of September.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Scouller
That the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Provincial Health Officer urging for him to place before the Government the pressing necessity of

[vol 5 pg 120]

and great advantage arising from setting aside ten acres of land outside the city limits of Vancouver for the purpose of erecting thereon permanent buildings suitable for nursing persons suffering from Small Pox and other infectious diseases.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by Alderman Scouller
That the following labor account be paid:
W. Hooper et al Labour $190.95
Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the By-Law in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Company be read a second time.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman Odlum
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law and Agreement in connection therewith.
Carried.

Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman.

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

Notice of Motion
Alderman Anderson gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a By-Law to fix the polling places the time and appoint Deputy Returning Officers for holding an election on the By-Law in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Company.

[vol 5 pg 121]

The Council thus adjourned.
(signed)
F. Cope
Mayor

(signed)
Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Smallpox quarantine lifted – July 28, 1892

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[vol 5 pg 97]

Vancouver July 28th 1892

The Council met on Thursday July 28th 1892 at 10 a.m.

Present Acting Mayor Anderson, Aldermen Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavan.

Moved by Alderman Connon.
Seconded by Alderman Collins

Whereas from the reports issued by the Health Officers it appears that the City of Victoria has now checked the spread of the disease of small pox and apparently has it under control.
And whereas the City of New Westminster has seen fit to raise the quarantine against the influx into that City of passengers from Victoria and thereby rendered it a matter of very great difficulty on the part of the City of Vancouver to efficiently carry out the quarantine regulations, hitherto enforced, if it was considered necessary to continue them.
Therefore be it resolved that the quarantine enforced up to this date be released and the Medical Health Officers be instructed to strictly carry out the Provincial Health Regulations and the City Health By-Laws as far as may under the present circumstances be considered by them necessary for the preservation of the Public Health.
Carried

The Council thus adjourned
(signed)
F Cope
Mayor
(signed) Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

New Westminster to lift smallpox quarantine on Monday – July 23, 1892

Mayor Townsend of New Westminster announced he would raise a quarantine on New Westminster Monday July 25 if other municipalities would do the same. John Brenton appointed temporary Health Inspector, Alderman Anderson as Acting Mayor.

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[vol 5 pg 89]

Vancouver July 23rd 1892

A special meeting of the Council was held on Satuday July 23rd 1892.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavan.

Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman.

Moved By Alderman Gavin.
Seconded by Connon.
That John Brenton be temporarily appointed Health Inspector in place of Joseph Huntly while said Huntly is in Victoria.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Alderman Gavin
That Alderman Anderson act as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Cope.
Carried

Mayor Townsend of New Westminster was present and informed the Council of his intention to raise the quarantine in his city on Monday next if other cities act in conjunction.

The meeting then adjourned.

Council unanimously backs smallpox quarantine against Victoria – July 22, 1892

Council unanimously backs Mayor Fred Cope’s announced smallpox quarantine. Mayors of other municipalities to be contacted to join the quarantine formed by Vancouver and New Westminster.

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[vol 5 pg 88]

Vancouver July 22nd 1892
A special meeting of the Council was held on Friday July 22nd 1892.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Mills.
Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman.

A report was received from the Health Inspector on the Small Pox cases.
Filed

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Anderson
That the Council of the City of Vancouver assembled do hereby place on record their entire and unaltered approval of the action taken by Mayor Cope in the protection of the public health and the prevention of the introduction of Small Pox from points where the prevalence of the disease has warranted this and other municipalities within the province to declare a quarantine against Victoria.
Carried
The Council then adjourned

The following resolution should be in the minutes of the previous meeting:

Moved by Alderman Mc Craney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the Mayor communicate at once with the Reeves of each of the municipalities in the N. W. District asking them to co-operate with this City and New Westminster in enforcing the quarantine against Victoria or other infected parts.
Carried

Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892

Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892

Special Meeting to appoint municipal health officer, to appoint the new hospital as a quarantine facility, and to notify the C.P.R. that no goods could come ashore until they were “thoroughly disinfected”.

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[vol 5 pg 80]

Vancouver July 13th 1892

A special meeting of the Council was held on
Wednesday, July 13th 1892

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon,
Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Gavin

That Dr. Harold be temporarily appointed Municipal Health Officer at a total salary of $20.00 per day including his present duties in order to carry out the regulations issued by the Lieutenant Governor passed on the 11th of July 1892.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Collins

That the new hospital be used as a quarantine for suspects.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan

That the C.P.R. Co. be notified that no goods will be allowed to come ashore until they are thoroughly disinfected.
Carried

F. Cope
Mayor

F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Police, firemen to get free first aid training – December 15, 1890

Police, firemen to get free first aid training – December 15, 1890

St. Johns Ambulance Association offers free first aid training to police and fire departments. The Police Committee request that W.S. Patterson be authorized to receive and execute writs, rather than having to send for a writ to the Sheriff in New Westminster and wait for a reply. The Board of Works begins to consider paving the roads – a budget to be prepared comparing different grades of paving and the equipment necessary to carry out each grade.

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Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 145-152

Vancouver Dec. 15th 1890

The Council met on Monday December 15th 1890.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, and Doering.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications.

From Fred S. Clarke et al praying for the improvement of Robson Street between Nicola and Cardero Streets.
Board of Works.

From S.J. Emanuels, Hon. Scy. Treas. of St. Johns Ambulance Association informing Council that Wm. Brydone Jack would instruct the Police and Firemen free of charge provided the Council furnished the books and bandages.
Finance.

From Geo. W. Wesbrook asking for permission to connect his bath house with the Inlet by laying pipes thereto.
Board of Works.

From Henry Mutrie et al asking for a box drain on the west side of Cambie Street between Dunsmuir and Georgia.
Board of Works.

From R.B. McMicking informing Council that the Fire Alarm Box ordered would be forwarded as soon as possible.
Filed.

From J.J. Blake offering to assist in the preparation of the Agreement between the Vancouver Water Works Co, and the City for $100.00
Water Works Committee.

From H. Connacher asking Council to pay the laborers on Harris St.
Filed.

From Wm. Cargill Secy. U.S.S. Co. notifying Council that no dumping would be permitted over the Company’s Wharf after the end of the week.
Health Committee.

From M.H. Hirschberg, President of the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library reporting that he had concluded arrangements for enlarging the present premises and that the rent would be $25.0 per month.
Filed.

From J. Newbigging asking Council to have a tree cut down on Ninth Av near Block 123. 264 A.
City Engineer.

From Chas. E. Pooley reporting the settlement of the C.P.N. Co’s [Sint. ?] and enclosing his account.
Finance.

From the Chief of Police reporting upon the Street Lights.
Filed.

From A. Goldstein claiming $15.00 for loss of rent through defective condition of Princess St.
Board of Works.

From the City Engineer showing how the expenses of the Engineering staff can be reduced.
Board of Works.

From Frederick Taylor complaining about a dangerous tree on 10th Av.
City Engineer.

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report on receipts.
Filed.

From D. VanDusen asking for the Market Hall for a concert on behalf of the Methodist Church.
Filed.

Reports.

Finance No 30

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 12th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Garden, and Costello.

It was recommended:-

1 That the following accounts be paid:-

John Nicholson. Scuitto Corner. $400.00

S.T. Tilley. Stationery. 21.10

C. Nelson. Toilet paper. 2.75

C.P. Tel Co. 4.10

World P & P Co. 16.74

F.W. Hart. Lamp Glass etc. 1.25

News Advertiser. Printing. 249.55

Dep. R.L. Officers 40.00

B.C. Gazette Printing 179.00

Board of Works Accounts
Park Accounts
sgd. J.M. Browning
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Costello.

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

Water Works

The Water Works Committee met on Friday December 12th 1890.
Present Alderman Garden, Browning, and Carroll, Alderman Garden in the Chair.

It was resolved:-

1 That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an Agreement to arbitrate between the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Water Works Co. on the basis of the resolution passed by the Council on Monday the 10th of November 1890 and that Mr. J.J. Blake be asked to state his fee for assisting in said work provided said Solicitor should require his services.

2 That the Draft of said Agreement be laid before the Committee not later than Friday the 19th inst.

sgd James F. Garden
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the Report of the Water Works Committee be adopted.
Carried.

Works. No 34.

The Board of Works met on Thursday December 14th 1890.
Present Alderman Horne, Browning, Costello, and Sentell.

It was recommended:-

1 That R.A. Anderson’s claim for extras for clearing under the bridges on 12th Av amounting to $125.00 be paid on condition that the cleaning be carried out to the full width of the street the present width being insufficient in case of fire.

2 That Mr. Hogg’s claim for expenses incurred in altering his fence to amended grade on Princess Street be referred to the City Solicitor and City Engineer conjointly for consideration.

3 That the Pound Keeper be notified that unless he does his duty better, particularly in regard to the impounding of stray dogs the Board will be under the necessity of getting another Pound Keeper.

4 That the City Engineer be instructed to have Dupont Street Bridge replanked where necessary

5 That that portion of Victoria St. finished be accepted, according to the Report of the City Engineer.

6 That the work on Cambie Street box drain be not proceeded with until the City Engineer again reports on the necessity for the same.

7 Communication from Engineers of Eastern cities having been received re street paving for consideration, be it resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to prepare specifications for the different classes of pavements he recommends and also call for tenders for the supply of broken road metal etc required by the City for a term of 3 years, and, also for the supply of the necessary plank for street making viz a rock crusher, and steam road roller.

8 That the following accounts be paid:-

Rose & Marshall. Sundries. $33.00

Leatherdale & Smith. Hack hire. 3.00

San Francisco Sewer Pipe Ass. Pipes. 648.31

Queen Bros. Hack hire. 8.00

R.C.P. Mills Co. Lumber. 245.16

sgd M. Costello
for Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Doering.

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

Motions.

Moved by Alderman Costello.
Seconded by “ Doering.

“That the following accounts for labor be paid:-

B. Romang etal. $154.50

do do. 314.70
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden.
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the Methodist Church Mount Pleasant be granted the use of the Market Hall for Thursday the 8th January 1891 for $10.00
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Garden.
Seconded by “ Carroll.

That the Board of Works be requested to enquire into the Bunker Contract and that all just claims for labor be paid, at once, and without further delay caused by legal points.

Carried.
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Garden.

That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay all bona fide claims for labor under contract of H. Nichol for Harris Street; amount not to exceed $492.05
Carried.
Moved by Alderman Costello
Seconded by “ Doering.

“That owning to the great inconvenience caused to residents of the City of Vancouver in having to go or send to New Westminster in order to secure the execution of certain process of law, this Council request the Sheriff to authorize W.S. Patterson, his officer here to receive and execute all writs without having to first send same to New Westminster;
And that a copy of this resolution be mailed to the Sheriff at New Westminster and to the Honorable the Attorney General at Victoria.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by “ Doering.

That the Market Committee be instructed to purchase a clock to be put in the City Market cost not to exceed $600.00.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Garden
Seconded by Alderman Carroll.

That Alderman Fox first ascertain if sufficient funds can be raised by private subscription, and if he fails to collect the required amount that the matter be again brought up for consideration by next Council.

Amendment lost: 3.5 Motion lost: 2.4.

Moved by Alderman Browning
Seconded by “ Costello.

That the sum of $220.00 be paid to the Free Reading Room and Library for expenses of alteration upon the proposed additional premises now being leased and for the purchase of books, and be it further resolved that the incoming Council be respectfully requested to place the sum of $1500.00 in the Estimates for 1891 to be paid in monthly instalments of $125.00 to said institution.
Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Fox.

That the amendments to the Fire Limits By-Law be read a second time.

Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law with Alderman Carroll in the Chair.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete without amendment.

The By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Carroll seconded by Alderman Fox.

Moved by Alderman McLeod
Seconded by “ Fox

That the amendments to the Market By-Law be read a third time

Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read.

Moved by Alderman Fox.
Seconded by “ Sentell.

That the amendments to the Street By-Law be read a third time

Carried
The By-Law was accordingly read.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Sewer contract decision postponed – November 21, 1889

Special meeting to reconsider the awarding of the sewer contract. Decision postponed until a meeting with the sanitary engineer.

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Vancouver November 21st 1889

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday November 21st 1889 to reconsider the awarding of the Sewer contract.

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

After talking the matter over it was decided to adjourn until Friday at 3 o’clock so that the Sanitary Engineer could be present.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

All building materials and debris to be removed from Vancouver streets – October 14, 1889

Ongoing investigation of police department by Mr. Justice Drake extended to include officials of police court. Street inspector given five days to notify all parties to remove building materials and refuse from city streets.

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[volume 3 page 166]

Vancouver Oct 14th 1889

The Council met on Monday, October 14th 1889.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Hon. John Robson informing Council that there were no funds available for the construction of a new road to the cemetery. Filed.

From F. C. Stover, Agent for the California Electrical Works, acknowledging receipt of
communication from City Clerk re extension of time for the construction of the Fire Alarm System. Filed.

From John Devine, City Auditor asking for further information re financial statement. Filed.

From S. Gough, City Clerk, Nanaimo thanking the Mayor for the invitation to be present at the reception to the Governor General. Filed.

From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co. asking for a settlement of his account. Referred to Finance Committee.

From H. F. Keefer, Contractor on the Market building recommending that the walls of the building be thickened half a brick. Filed.

[volume 3 page 167]

From F. C. Cotton asking Council to request Mr. Justice Drake to extend the scope of his
investigations so as to include the business of the Police Court. Filed.

Reports

Works No 29

The Board of Works met on Thursday, October 10th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer. We beg to recommend:
1. That the School Trustees be given second hand plank for the construction of platforms and sidewalks around the Schools in the City.

2. That the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Coy be asked to pay D. J. McDonald at $66.70 for bracing and strengthening the City Wharf for the 1st of July Celebration as per Agreement with the Mayor.

3. That Thos. Stephenson, Street Superintendent be instructed to examine and report upon the trees planted upon the streets of the City giving the number living and dead, such report to be furnished to the Board of Works at its next meeting.

4. That the City Engineer and Alderman Brewer be appointed to wait upon the Street Railway Coy to ascertain what is necessary to be done in the matter of laying the Street Railway across Westminster Av. Bridge with a view of coming to some arrangement in the matter.

5. That a Committee consisting of the Board

[volume 3 page 168]

of Works be appointed to examine into all petitions for Street improvements and report at next meeting of said Board.

6. That the Street Inspector be instructed to notify all parties having building material on the Streets and refuse matter not required for immediate use, to have same removal within five days, otherwise the Corporation will carry out the work at the expense of the parties in fault.

7. That the basement drain be extended along the west side of Columbia Avenue, commencing at Powell Street and extending to the South Side of Oppenheimer St.

8. That the following accounts be paid:

H. Connacher, Columbia St. etc. $549.06
D. McAlister, Seventh Av. 279.65
Hugh Archibald, Georgia St. 205.89
McDonald & Barton, Seventh Av. 227.07
A. Godfrey & Co. Supplies 14.50
S. R. Conner, Hack Hire 5.00
Boyd & C. Sec 3, Hastings St. 440.40

A. W. McDonald, Georgia St. 40.80
Alex McDonald, Lumber 7.00
Henry Langtree, Labor 7.00
W. B. Murray, Comox St. etc. 726.44
Thomson Bros. Supplies .75
D. J. McDonald, Westminster Av. 351.90
R. H. Wallace, Granville St. 854.86
Martin and Balkwell, Davie St. etc. 497.88
P. Atkinson etal. Street Work

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman 56.25

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[volume 3 page 169]

Unfinished business

Under the head of unfinished business His Worship the Mayor read a press copy of a letter addressed to Hon. Mr. Justice Drake on the subject of extending the scope of the Police
investigations so as to include the Police Court Officials.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Park By-Law be read a third time. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Clark. That the Sum of twenty five hundred dollars be placed at the disposal of the Committees preparing for the reception and
entertainment of His Excellency, the Governor General, the Same to be applied under the direction of this Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Clerk be
instructed to advertise for a pound keeper stating salary required for his services and to furnish his own horse or without horse; tenders to in by Monday next. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the following account be paid:

Special Police $202.40 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the following accounts in connection with the west point be paid:

L. Burke etal. Labor $201.00
Fewster & Co. Feed 6.85
Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That His Honour Mr. Justice Drake be requested to extend his investigation into the conduct of the business of the Police Court, the actions of any Justice of Justices of the Peace acting therein and a far as may to him seem fit into the method of and as followed in respect to monies received by the Police Court or by any of its officials and that proper and sufficient notice be given all persons of any charges it may be the
imitation to bring against them. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Street railway construction will close Westminster Bridge for 15 days – September 30, 1889

Vancouver Street Railway allowed to close the Westminster Av. (Main Street) bridge for 15 days to install track. City Engineer instructed to notify the contractor(s) that they (and not the City) are responsible for damage done to others’ property while carrying out their contracts on behalf of the City. City to call for tenders for sewer system, and to extend deadline for completion of fire alarm system. Motion to allow Mayor David Oppenheimer to continue negotiations with and allow bonuses for industrialists to set up a blast furnace and rolling mills, or a beet root sugar refinery in Vancouver.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 153-162

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Vancouver Sept 30th 1889

The Council met on Monday September 30th 1889 at 8 P. M.

Present His Worship, the Mayor and all of the Aldermen.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From F. C. Stover, Agent for the California Electrical Works asking for an extension of 30 days for the erection of a Fire Alarm System. Filed.

From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of communication re purchase of Water Works. Filed.

From H. Abbott, declining to gravel the road South of Granville Street Bridge. Filed.

From F. W. Sentell et al asking that Robson Street be graded full width instead of 20 feet wide. Referred to Board of Works.

From H. T. Ceperley, Sec. Treas. Van St. Rail Co. requesting permission to close Westminster Ave Bridge during construction of Street Railway across same. Filed.

From H. T. Ceperley, submitting account for clearing Front Street and the Lane. Referred to B of Works.

From Frank Granville offering to lease Market Building for 5 years at $175.00 per month. Referred to Finance.

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From J. W. Campion asking for the Sidewalking of Barclay Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From King and Hendricks asking for a License for taking orders on Stereoscopic views. Referred
to Police Committee.

From the City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that there was no liability on the part of the City for injury done by a contractor. Filed.

From His Worship the Mayor announcing that he had purchased the City Wharf. Filed.

Reports

F. W. & L. No 18

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday Sept 25th 1889 at 3 P. M.

Present Aldermen Clark, Brighouse and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:-

Palmer Bros. Feed $3.00
Starrett & Leatherdale, Hack .75 cts
Godfrey & Co. Hardware 1.37

2. That D. Biggar and Wm. Hamilton be retained as members of the paid Fire Department at their old rate of wages.

3. That as Mr. Twigg has refused to work for the wages offered him that the City Clerk be instructed to notify him that Wm. Hamilton has been retained.

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4. That the Chairman of this Committee be authorized to sell the horse now in pasture and that the proceeds of such sale be applied to the purchase of a new horse.

5. That the Rules and Regulations framed by the Chairman for the government of the Fire Department be adopted by this Council.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Report of the Fire, Water & Light Committee be adopted. Carried.

Police No 5

The Board of Police Commissioners met on Saturday September 28th at 3 P. M.

Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen McConnell, Brewer and Mason.
The Auditor’s Report on Police accounts for the year ending September 18th 1889 was received, read and ordered placed with the rest of the books and papers in the City Vault, pending inquiry into same.

The Communications referred to this Committee from the Council at its last sitting were read, considered and disposed of, as follows:

1. That John M. Stewart be notified that in addition to those complaints already made known to him, the Board finds irregularities in his books and accounts.

2. That Messrs Wagg and Moore be notified that the terms of the Resolution passed respecting the closing of stores

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on Sunday will be rigidly adhered to.

Sgd. G. S. McConnell, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Police Commissioners Report be adopted. Carried.

Health No 12

The Health Committee met on Tuesday September 24, 1889.

Present Aldermen Brewer, Costello and Mason.

We beg to recommend:

1. That Alderman Salsbury be authorized to purchase trees to beautify the hospital grounds and that said trees be planted under his directions.

2. That steps be at once taken to establish a crematory in the City according to the most approved System.

3. That 5 doz. hat and cloak hooks be purchased for the hospital, that all the lower portion with the exception of the dispensary be calcimined and the windows and doors casings repainted and that double doors be placed at the back of the yard and that a man be engaged to clean the upper ward.

4. That Mrs. Birks be paid $8.00 for 10 days work in August previous to notice of dismissal.

5. That the following account be paid:

Hong Sung Washing $29.00
W. J. Brewer Chairman pro tem

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Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Horne. That the Health Report be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 28

The Finance Committee met on Friday September 27th and Monday September 30th 1889.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

C. P. Telegraph Co. Telegrams $18.00
H. E. Croasdaile, Premium of Bond 62.50

2. That the Reports of the Health Committee and Fire, Water & Light Committee be approved of.

3. That Joseph Huntly be authorized to expend $6.00 in printing notices under the amendments to the Health By-Law.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

Works No 28

The Board of Works met on Thursday September 26th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Horne, McConnell and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the City Engineer be instructed to notify the contractor on the basement drain that he is responsible under his contract for all losses or damages claimable by any

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person or persons or corporation whatever occasioned by the performance of his work.

2. That the Old Hastings road marked yellow on plan submitted be declared closed.

3. That Lansdowne Street be graded from Westminster Av to Scotia St. $180.00 Quebec St graded from 14th Av to 15th Av, 90.00, Westminster Av repaired from the Bridge to Johnston St, $200.00 Keefer St. Sidewalked from Westminster Av to Jackson Av. $280.00 lane in Block 3, 196, repaired
35.00 lanes graded in Blocks 34, 35 & 36 in 541, six ft sidewalk on Pender St from Howe to Burrard St. $120.00 that the Sidewalk on 5th Av be altered from 2 to 3 ft $30.00 and that one block of the old 4 ft sidewalk on Granville St be lifted and laid on Seaton St. $30.00.

4. That the fountain donated by the Vancouver City Foundry be erected at the intersection of Water and Cordova Streets and that tenders be invited for plans of a stone fountain to be erected at the corner of Carrall and Hastings Sts and that drinking troughs be ordered at the foundry and placed at the above named corners.

5. That the City Engineer be granted 4 days leave of absence.

6. That the following accounts be paid:

H. F. Keefer, Market building $2,000.00
S. Conner, Hack hire 5.00
M. A. Harvey, Hack hire 7.00

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That clauses 3 and 4 be

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laid over and the balance of the Report adopted. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Whetham, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the amendments to the Health By-Law be read a third time and engrossed, signed, sealed and gazetted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Clark. Whereas the road shown on the annexed map or plan and marked yellow is not located in accordance with the road shown on the map or plan deposited in the Land Registry Office at New Westminster in the original plan or survey of the Easterly portion of Lot 196 in group one (1) New Westminster District which road in said original plan is shown in the plan hereto annexed and colored red.

And whereas it is desirable and necessary that the said road so colored yellow should be declared closed.

Therefore be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled.

That the road colored yellow on the annexed map be and the same is declared to be closed and no longer a public street road or highway within the corporate limits of the City of Vancouver and that no public monies shall be hereafter expended thereon. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That His Worship, the Mayor call a Special Meeting of the Council to consider the proposed amendments to By-Law No 79.

And further that the reading of the said By-Law be deferred until the first regular meeting of the Council after the Special meeting. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Vancouver Street Railway Company be allowed to close up for any period not exceeding 15 days that portion of the east side of Westminster Avenue Bridge 10 ft from the Centre thereof for the purposes of constructing their Street Railway over said bridge and that the said Vancouver Street Railway put the said Bridge in a safe and good condition for the purposes of their traffic purposes. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the following account be paid:

P. Atkinson et al, Street Work $33.10 Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Officials be allowed a holiday to attend the Provincial Fair at New Westminster during the present week as may be arranged by such officials. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the City Auditor

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prepare a financial statement of the several departments of the City, as soon as possible. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the California Electrical Works be allowed thirty days extension of their contract for the erection of the fire alarm system. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the construction of the Sewers, such tenders to be received up to Saturday November 9 at noon. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Horne. Whereas the encouragement of manufactures of all kinds in the City of Vancouver is a duty of this Council and of the Citizens at large.

And whereas amongst the kinds of manufactories which will be of the greatest advantage as they furnish employment to so many other hundred manufactures in the City and Province are a Blast Furnace and Rolling Mills, or a Beet Root Sugar Refinery.

And whereas his worship the Mayor has been negotiating with Companies of Capitalists in Europe with a view to secure the erection of these industries in this City.

And whereas it would be judicious to offer a Bonus to such company or companies as would erect such works in Vancouver.

———– that the Council

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authorizes His Worship the Mayor to continue the negotiations already begun and enter into such arrangements to be approved of this Council with any company or companies which will induce them to erect and operate a Blast Furnace and Rolling Mills or a Beet Root Sugar Refinery in Vancouver. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Costello. That a Committee consisting of
Aldermen Horne, Brewer and Whetham be appointed to interview Mr. Lowe, Deputy Minister of Agriculture on his arrival here with a view of advocating the establishment of Quarantine Station at Vancouver. Carried.

Notice of Motion

Alderman McConnell gave notice that he would introduce a motion empowering the Police Committee to amend the Police regulations.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Chain gang set to work on police officer’s private property, report alleges – September 16th, 1889

Police chief suspended without pay while reports of police misconduct and breach of trust investigated by “Justices of Her Majesty’s Supreme Court of British Columbia or a Judge of the County Court”. Certain officers ordered to turn in “all monies received by them as rewards for arresting and returning to their ships certain stragglers from Her Majesty’s -Fleet while in our harbour in July last”. Ten dollars each be deducted from the Salary of officers… as a penalty for allowing prisoners belonging to the Chain gang to do work on their private property and to wander at large through the City.

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 134-145

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Vancouver Sept 16th 1889

The Council met on Monday September 16th 1889.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Messrs Inness & Richards notifying Council that a fence belonging to their Client Russell Stephenson was torn down. Referred to Board of Works.

From A. Desbrisay notifying Council that he would be unable to act as Deputy Returning Officer. Filed.

From A. H. B. MacGowan, Secretary of the School Board asking Council to put a wider sidewalk on Burrard Street to the School house. Referred to Board of Works.

From E. Mohun explaining matters in connection with charges made by E. S. Scoullar & Co. in reference to Sewer pipes. Filed.

From H. J. Cambie et al asking for a Sewer on the lane between Georgia and Melville Streets. Referred to Board of Works.

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Reports

Park No 7

The Park Commissioners met on Thursday Sept 12, 1889, a full Board being present.

The following accounts are recommended for payment:
Crowder & Penzer, feed $2.15 Palmer Bros, feed 2.60

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver Sept 16, 1889.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report of the Park Commissioners be adopted. Carried.

F. W. & L. No 17

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Friday September 13th 1889, a full meeting being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the Corporation of the City of Vancouver enter into negotiations with the Vancouver Water Works Co with a view to acquiring the works of said company according to the terms of Cop 35 of 49 Lic B. c. Stat.

And further be it resolved that the City Clerk write the Secretary of said company enclosing a copy of this resolution.

2. That the Chairman of the F. W. & L. Committee be authorized to expend $200.00 in fixing up the Fire Halls.

3. That the following firemen be allowed

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to give their services as Volunteers until the end of the present year provided they ask for no remuneration:

J. F. McDonald, Thos. Lilley, Geo. Brown, W. L. Hayward, H. Campbell, Wm. Sanders, Geo. Thomas,
D. R. Biggar, A. H. Montgomery, J. Douglas, Brenton Hall, J. L. McKenzie, R. Rutherford, S. H. Ramage, J. Garvin, F. D. Gross and Frank Gladwin.

4. That the following accounts be paid:

D. McGillivray, horse hire $7.00
Henry Mole, Keep of horse 50.00
D. McCraig, Drayage 7.50
Electric Ill Co. Street Lights 292.68
I. Forbes, Blacksmithing 4.25
Telephone Co. rents 16.00
D. A. Campbell, Scavenger Work 1.00
Palmer Bros. Coal 40.24 Crowder & Penzer feed 8.95
Van Water Works Co.
connections etc. 47.00

Sgd., I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Resolved. That Clause One of the Report relating to the Vancouver Water Works Co. be referred to the Finance Committee. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Health No 11

The Board of Health met on Tuesday Sept 10th 1889.

Present Aldermen Whetham, Salsbury, and Costello.

We beg to recommend:

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1. That John McFarlane be appointed Porter at the City Hospital in place of E. McGregor resigned.

2. That the following accounts be paid:

Miss M. M. C. Cummins,
Balance of Salary $4.25
Dr. McGuigan, Inquests 30.00
Palmer Bros. Coal 17.80
John G. Garvin, Hospital extras 15.00
W. J. Smith Drayage 2.00
Van Volkenburgh & Bro. Meat 54.17
Chas. Nelson, Drugs 65.60
W. J. Taylor, burials 31.50
R. L. Winch, supplies 36.03
Edward Tremble, Labor 7.00

J. Whetham, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the report of the Board of Health be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 26 The Finance Committee met on Friday Sept 13th 1889.

Present Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham and Costello.
We beg to recommend:

1. That all monies paid in on account of Real Estate Licenses under authority of By-Law No 79 be refunded.

2. That the City Solicitor be instructed to communicate with the Smelting Co in accordance with suggestions made by the Board of Trade in their communication to Council.

3. That Mrs. Birks late nurse at the City

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Hospital be paid one month’s salary $25.00 in lieu of notice.

4. That the Reports of the Board of Health, Board of Works, F. W. & L. as amended and Park Committees be sanctioned by Council.

5. That the following accounts be paid:

Wood and Charlton, Stationery $6.45
Palmer Bros. Coal 8.25
Chas. Nelson, Gun 1.75 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 18.25 The World P & P Co.
Printing etc. 79.76
C. L. Brown, Collecting votes 45.00 P. T. Gibb, Collecting votes 1.70
C. P. R. Co., Principal
& Interest on loans $5,211.20
I. O. Townley, Registration 3.50

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

Police No 4

The Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Vancouver met pursuant to adjournment on Saturday September 14th at 2 P. M.

Present Aldermen McConnell, Brewer and Mason and His Worship, the Mayor. Communications were received and read from the Atty Gen’l re the boarding of City Prisoners in provincial jails.
From the Vancouver Board of Trade re the Traders License By-Laws.

From J. Brown et al re Sunday observance. From City Auditor John Devine re Special Audit of Police Accounts.

After careful consideration your Committee
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begs leave to recommend as follows:

1. That the terms offered by the Provincial Government re the Board of City prisoners confiscate in Provincial Jails be accepted and that the Attorney General of the Province be advised to that effect.

2. That the Board of Trade of this City be requested to name a delegation of its members to confer with this Committee on Thursday Sept 19th at the City Hall at 3 P. M. in relation to the Trade License By-Laws.

3. That the Police Force of this City be instructed to see that all places of business are kept duly closed on the Sabbath, as provided for by Statute.

4. That Chief of Police, John M. Stewart, be suspended from further duty pending further investigation of the charges preferred against him.

5. That the Services of a Supreme Court Judge of the Province of British Columbia be forthwith obtained for the purpose of fully investigating the charges made against certain members of the Police Force of this City as provided for in Section 212 of the City of Vancouver Incorporation Act 1886.

6. That Sergeant McLaren and Police Officers V. W. Haywood, W. D. Haywood and Jackson Abray be notified to immediately pay into the City Treasury all monies received by them as rewards for arresting and returning to their ships certain stragglers from Her Majesty’s Fleet while in our harbour in July last and that such monies so refunded or returned by this Council to the respective

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Ships to which said men belonged.

7. That the sum of ten dollars each be deducted from the Salary of Officers V. W. Haywood and Jackson Abray as a penalty for allowing prisoners belonging to the Chain gang to do work on their private property and to wander at large through the City.

8. That Wm. Johnson be appointed a Special Constable for this City and to be paid at the rate of $60.00 per month for the time his services are required.

9. That the Police Force of this City be required to see that the sidewalks are kept clear and free of impediments to pedestrians as provided for in the Street regulation By-Law of the City.

10. That future meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners of this City be held at 3 P. M. of the Second and Fourth Saturdays of each and every month.

11. That the following accounts be paid:

Van Volkenburgh & Bros Meat,$130.00
Chas. Nelson, Drugs 3.00
S. T. Tilley, Stationery 12.40
Van Transfer Co. Drayage 2.00

Sgd. G. S. McConnell, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Police Committee’s Report be adopted. Carried.

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Works No 26

The Board of Works met on Saturday September 14th 1889, a full meeting being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the grade on Hornby Street between Georgia and Dunsmuir be lowered to better accommodate the present buildings as petitioned for by John M. Browning and others.

2. That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report upon the petition of Frances Crosbie and others for the grading of the lane in Block 46, District Lot 541.

3. That a log drain be put in on the natural water way across Lots 6 and 7, Block 2 District Lot 185 cost 65. New work.

4. That the contractors for the market building use cement in the basement walls and foundation instead of lime and that he put four side lights in each side of the basement walls.

5. That the Chairman of the Board of Works be authorized to purchase shade trees for the streets for arbour day and that such trees be sold to the citizens on application at cost, and citizens are requested to send in applications for the number of trees they require forthwith.

6. That part of the sidewalk let for Alberni Street be put on Nicola Street.

7. That $20,000 be raised by way of Debenture to be devoted towards the improvement of the
Athletic Grounds at Brockton Point and the Jockey Club Grounds at

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Hastings such sum to be advanced to the respective clubs on the conditions expressed in their respective communications to this Board.

8. That tenders for the following improvements be invited:

Grading 11th Av from Westminster Av to Westminster Road, New Work $150.00
Grading Quebec St from 13th to 15th Av New Work cost $78.00
Gravelling Hastings St from Carl to Campbell Av. New Work cost $1,200.00
Grading Lansdowne St from Westminster Av to Scotia St distance 400 ft cost 120.00 new work
Gravelling Cambie St from Hastings & Water
Gravelling Richards St from Hastings to Cordova
Six ft sidewalk on Keefer Street from Westminster Av to Jackson, new work cost $260.00

9. That the following contracts be awarded:

Hastings Park, Boyd & Clandening
Cemetery Grounds, A. Bunker
Georgia St. Sidewalk, H. Archibald
Lanes in Market Block, H. Connacher
Bridge on Ninth Av McDonald & Barton
Powell St. Sidewalk, do
Granville St Sidewalk, D. McAlister

10. That the following accounts be paid:

McDonald & Barton, Hamilton St $97.50
Do do Richards St 59.20
Do do Westminster Ave 759.20
D. J. McDonald, Seymour St 484.69
Do Westminster Av. 229.50
M. McIntyre, 8th Av 188.26
G. J. Sorenson, Lists 5.00
H. A. Berry & Co. Drayage .60 cts
D. B. Murray, Westminster Av.

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230.85
D. B. Murray, Hornby Street $189.00
Do Melville Street 504.
Do Campbell Av 74.94
Do do 401.53
Boyd & Clandening, Sec 1 Hastings St 308.83
D. McAlister, Dunlevy Av. 62.89 P. Atkinson et al Street Work 42.40 Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the following clause be added to the Report.

That that portion of Alexander Street at the Junction of Powell and Alexander Streets be regarded and gravelled. Carried.

Resolved.

That clause seven of the Report be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brighouse. Whereas it has been reported to this Council that certain members of the Police Force have been charged with being guilty of a supposed malfeasance breach of trust or other misconduct in relation to their duties or obligations to the Corporation of the City of Vancouver. And whereas this Council sees fit to cause an enquiry to be made into and concerning the same.

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Therefore be it resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled that one of the Justices of Her Majesty’s Supreme Court of British Columbia or a Judge of the County Court having jurisdiction in the City be requested to enquire into the said charges and to fix a time and place for having same.

And be it further resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to write to one of such justices or judge enclosing a copy of this resolution. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. Whereas the Hon Edgar Dewdney, Minister of the Interior, is about to visit our City, be it therefore resolved that a deputation consisting of His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Salsbury and Clark be appointed to welcome the distinguished visitor and his lady to the City. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Alderman Salsbury moved, seconded by Alderman Clark, the second reading of the By-Law to raise $20,000 for improving the Athletic and Jockey Club Grounds.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on By-Law with Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

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

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Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Clark. That a By-Law be introduced to fix the time and polling places and appoint Deputy Returning Officers for holding an election on the By-Law to raise $20,000. Carried.

The By-Law was introduced and read a first, second and third time and finally passed and was ordered to be signed, sealed and gazetted.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk