Columbia Avenue lowlands must be drained – July 16, 1894

Columbia Avenue lowlands must be drained – July 16, 1894

The Medical Health Officer reported on the unsanitary condition of Dupont Street and urged the draining of the low lying lands south of Dupont Street and east and west of Columbia Avenue. The Provincial government requested $200 to cover the cost of smallpox vaccine administered by Dr. McGuigan in August 1892. Taxes were coming in slowly; one citizen, John Castile wrote to suggest that persons in arrears for taxes be allowed to work them out.

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Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo CVA 677-26
[Dupont [later Pender] and Carrall Streets, looking east]

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COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 152 – 163

[volume 6 page152]

Vancouver July 16th 1894

The Council met on Monday July 16th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.
Alderman Wm Brown was appointed Chairman.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Medical Health officer reporting upon the sanitary condition of Dupont Street and advising the Council to have the low lying lands drained.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the City Engineer be instructed to ascertain the cost as soon as possible. Carried.

From the City Solicitor stating that the Captain of the Barque Gutenberg had no claim against the City and also that the C.P.R. Co could not be held liable for the expenses of the Chinaman afflicted with Smallpox. Filed.

From A. McDougall asking for the levelling of Hornby Street in front of his premises.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Deputy Provincial Treasurer asking for a cheque for $200.00 being amount paid to D. McGuigan for vaccinating incoming passengers on trains at Vancouver between August 10th and 21st 1892.
Referred to the City Solicitor

[volume 6 page 153]

From John Castile suggesting that persons in arrears for taxes be allowed to work them out.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From Alderman Franklin declining to put up a bond on the Engineer’s investigation.
Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Communication be laid over for one week to give an opportunity for both parties to come together. Carried

From J. Jones asking for a decision on his claim for the refund of a portion of the fine imposed on him by the pound keeper.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Franklin
That the communication be filed. Carried.

Reports
The following Reports were received and read:-

Water Committee
The Water Committee met on Wednesday July 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Wm Brown, Bethune, Shaw, and McPhaiden

Communications
From the B.C. Iron Works Co offering to supply special Castings Castings for Water Works Sept. at 2c per Lb. Filed
The following tenders for dolphins at the Narrows were received:-

[Volume 6 page 154]

D.K. Campbell
Coppered piles $594.00
Zinc. “ 451.00
Uncovered “ 352.00

W.A. Ravine
Coppered piles 660.00
Zinc “ 484.00
Uncovered “ 352.00

Resolved
That D.K. Campbell’s tender of $594.00 for coppered piles be accepted, and that the Dominion Government be asked to pay half the expense as the dolphins will be a good protection to shipping.

Resolved
That two days be taken off John Potter’s time for Monday and Tuesday January 2nd and 3rd these days being public holidays

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
C. Nelson Drugs $1.25
News. Advertiser Bindery Supplies 10.00
Crowder & Penzer “ 7.12
C.P.R. Co “ 3.60
Creamer & Langley “ 10.08
J. Burns Jr “ 896.82
Walsh Bros. “ 22.65
B.C. Iron Works Co. “ 270.34
Van Elec Ry & L Co “ 1.32
J. Boyd & Co “ 7.00
Curtis & Newsome “ 17.20
Hastings Mill “ 9.52
Gas Co “ .75
Purdy & Williams Reservoir 1944.00

[Volume 6 page 155]

Hooper etal Labor $708.65
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday July 13th 1894.
Present the full Board

Communications
From the Board of Works asking the Committee to provide funds for the purchase of bon wires for the Street Railway Track about to be laid. Estimated cost $865.20 Laid over

From the Board of Works asking the Committee to furnish funds for the construction of a sewer in Blocks 8 & 22.185 and a basement drain constructed on Dupont Strete under the Frontage Tax system.
Referred back to the Board of Works for Estimate of Cost

From E.H. Dowing and W.H. Hooper asking for a refund of a certain portion of their respective licenses, they having paid for the full year near the close of the License year.
Resolved.
That it is desirable that the Trades License By-Law be amended

From Ms. A. Cheatam asking for a reduction of the Shooting Gallery License. Filed

[volume 6 page 156]

From the Revenue Tax Collector stating that collections were coming in slowly and stating that it would be necessary to enforce payment.
Resolved.
That Mr. Sutherland be instructed to carry out the law.

Resolved
That the account of the B.C. Iron Works for a heater amounting to $265.00 be paid our of the Fire & Light Contigent fund.

Resolved.
That a copy be made of the petition to be presented at the Governor General re the dyking of the lands bordering on the Fraser River and that it be presented to the Board of Trade for signature

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
City Printing Works supplies $33.50
Bank of Montreal Note 20,000
Crowder & Penzer supplies 7.15
News. Advertiser Ads 1.05
E. Clough Drayage 3.50
sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

[volume 6 page 157]

Health Committee
The Health Committee met on Tuesday July 10th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
W.J. McGuigan Inquests $45.
F. Filion supplies .85
Mellish & Gray “ 122.50
Minion S.S. Co Fare 2.00
Mrs. Crawford supplies .50
McIntosh & co “ 64.26
F.W. Mills “ 9.35
C.S. Philp “ 16.14
W. H. DeBow “ 40.05
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 56.80
A.H. Thomas Medical Attendance 10.00
W.C. Marshall Drayage 5.00
Lockhart & Center Burials 35.60
City Printing Works Supplies 2.00
McIntosh & Co “ .48
F. Filion “ 64.99
B.C. Mills “ 8.43
James Carnohan Scavengering 1.25
C.P.R. Co Fares 3.00
John Boyd & Co Supplies 3.30
City of Victoria. Keep of Lepers 52.63
F. Filion Supplies 17.40
E. Shurgold Drayage .50
McLennan & McFeely Supplies 2.85
Carter Bros. Crematory Chimney 101.00

Communications
From the Plumbing inspector reporting that 149 plumbing and sewer permits were issued for the half year ending June 30th Filed

[volume 6 page 158]

From the Health Inspector asking that immediate steps be taken to drain the low lying lands south of Dupont Street and east and west of Columbia Avenue
Resolved.
That the Board of Works be instructed to have this necessary work done at once.

From J.M. Holland asking for amendments to the Plumbing By-Law Filed
From Miss Macfie furnishing Hospital Report for June. Filed
From E.B. Morgan etal asking for a sewer in the lane running between Block 84 22.185
Resolved.
That if there are sufficient funds on hand for that purpose that the Board of Works be instructed to have the work done.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to write Philp Bros that they must supply to the City Hospital whatever vegetables are ordered and that F. Filion be notified to supply fresh eggs when required.
sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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

[Volume 6 page 159]

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday July 12th 1894
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw, Queen and C.L. Brown.

Communications
From Ivan Bushong etal calling attention of the Board to slight repairs necessary to the paving at Cordova Street at the foot of Homer Street
Resolved
That D. McGuillvray be notified to make all necessary repairs to the Bituminous road pavement as soon as possible.

From J.M. Bowell, Collector of Customs stating that if the lumber coming from Australia for block paving is in sawed boards or planks undressed, or dressed on one side only, “it will be free from duty under the new tariff’. Filed for reference.

From H.A. Bell asking for permission to use part of the street in front of the new Rogers’ building Hastings Street for depositing building material.
Resolved.
That Mr Bell be notified that permission fo the rise of 50 feet of the sidewalk for the purpose has already been granted to E. Cook but that permission for use of the paved street has in all cases been refused.

From the City Clerk informing the Board of the Resolutions passed by the Board of Health relative to the construction of a sewer in Blocks 8 & 22. 185 and drainage for the low lying lands south of Dupont Street.

[Volume 6 page 160]

Resolved.
That the Finance Committee be requested to furnish the funds necessary to carry out these works and that the requisite basement drain on Dupont street be put in under the frontage tax system.
James Dixon, Contractor for the basement drains on Granville Street put in a claim for extra work amounting to $364.00
Referred to the Engineer and the Inspector to look into and report.

Resolved that the Street Inspector be instructed to put down a 2 ft wall with old planks in front of Mr. Prior’s residence on 10th Av west of Manitoba Street.

Resolved that the documents in connection with the investigation be kept in the Engineer’s office vault and to be accessible during regular office hours to all parties concerned.

The matter of extending the Abbott Street sewer to deeper water was referred to the Engineer to see if pipe can be got for the purpose.

Resolved that the matter of providing funds for the cost of the bond wires for the Street Railway track be referred to the Finance Committee.

Resolved that the City Engineer be authorized to get prices for the necessary work of continuing the outlet of the Granville Street drain to False Creek.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

[Volume 6 page 161]

James Dixon Drain $746.45
J. Menzies 11th Av. 28.28
P.G. Fenton 8th Av. 13.95
C. Nelson. Supplies 1.50
Evans Coleman & Evans “ 1.60
Minion S.S. Co. Hire of Steamer 15.00
Dunn & Co. Supplies .10
Welsh Bros. “ 8.26
McLennan & McFeely “ 35.73
Morgan etal. Labor 774.80
sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairperson

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

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Wednesday July 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Shaw, McCraney and Bethune
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Thos Dunn & Co. supplies $2.75
Welsh Bros “ 146.09
D. Wilson “ 6.55
L. Roy Repairs 3.12
F. Filion Supplies 9.04
I Forbes Shoeing | 4.00 4.00
McDowell & Co. supplies 10.24
Van Elec Ry & Co Lights 1668.41
James Carnohah Scavengering 1.00
B.C. Iron Works Heater $265.00
sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

[Volume 6 page 162]

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

Police Committee

The Police Committee met on Thursday July 12th 1894.
Present the full Board
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
Wm Cameron. Police Duty $2.50
Frank Blair “ “ 5.00
McIntosh & Co Supplies 25.50
F. Filion “ .60
Russell. McDonald & Co “ 2.30
Chas. Nelson “ 3.15
News. Advertiser “ 12.00
C.S. Philp “ 16.55
Gurney Cab Co. “ 2.00
John McLaren Ry fares 14.00

Communications

From J.N. Bond asking for redress for the tearing down by small boys of a stable belonging to him on the South end of Granville Street Bridge. Filed

Resolved that A.M. Beattie be notified that under the terms of his lease of the Market he is required to keep it in a good state of repair and that the Council looks to him to have it repaired when necessary.
sgd C.L. Brown, Chairman
The Report was adopted on motion of Alderman McPhaiden seconded by Alderman McDowell.

[Volume 6 page 163]

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Shaw.
That the amendments to the Health By-Law be read a 2nd time. Carried
The Council went into Committee of the Whole for to consideration with Alderman McDowell in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That the noxious weed By-Law be read a second time. Carried.
The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Franklin in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to the Council as complete.
It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McDowell Seconded by Alderman Franklin.

Notice of Motion
Alderman C.L. Brown gave notice that at next meeting of Council he will introduce a By-Law to amend the present Market By-Law.

The Council then adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk.

Finance Committee regrets no funds available to provide public parks – May 28, 1894

Finance Committee regrets no funds available to provide public parks – May 28, 1894

D. McGillivray to lay a single street railway track on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall at $2.28 per foot. The Finance Committee reported the city budget did not permit more public parks for the citizens. The Board of Works recommended approval of W. Godfrey ‘s request that Burnaby Street be opened up one block south of Nicola Street provided the cost did not exceed $50.00. Bylaws for Polling and for Remuneration of the Mayor and Aldermen were finalized.

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original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
COV S-32, Volume 6, pages 93-101

Illustration: CVA AM1376-: CVA 15-01 – Burnaby Street at Broughton
looking over English Bay cleared and rough graded
John H. Wright, 1899

[Volume 6 page 93]

Vancouver May 28th 1894

The Council met on Monday May 28th 1894.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Wm Skene, Secretary of the Board of Trade regarding the reception to the Australian Delegation on the arrival of the S.S. Awawa. Laid Over

From J.D. Townley suggesting that the Admiral and Officers of the North Pacific Squadrom be invited to Vancouver for the 1st of July Celebrations

Resolved that they be invited.

From Wm Farrell offering par for 4 ½ per cent debentures and $380,000 for $410,000 4 per cents Laid on the table

From Creamer & Langley asking for the extension of the time on tenders on brass etc.

Time extended to Tuesday June 5th

From the License Commissioners recommending the reduction of shop Licenses

Resolved that they be informed that it is not the desire of the Council that any changes should be made.

[Volume 6 page 94]

From Dr. Thomas making suggestions for controlling the sale of milk in the City.

Referred to the Health Committee

From Arthur Lyman etal praying that the Council will not proceed with the purchase of the Street Railway Laid on the table

From Otto Marstrand asking for an extension of the sidewalk on 5th Av

Referred to the Board of Works

From C.O. Wickinden complaining that the sidewalk around the Bank of Montreal was being cracked from blasting

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Auditor giving certified statement of the receipts and expenses of the Street Railway for six months. Laid over.

From Taylor & Donner offering to sell a shard to the city. Filed

The following Reports were received and read.

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Monday May 28th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Franklin, Bethune & Shaw.

The following parties tendered on Firemen’s Uniforms:-

A.J. Sharpe & Co. Mather & Larsen, Wm Murphy

[Volume 6 page 95]

Campbell & Doherty & Stewart & Hurst.

The Committee decided to recommend the tender of Campbell & Doherty for acceptance from samples furnished by the City, price to be $23.25 for each uniform and $1.75 for each cap.

sgd J.L Franklin

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen

Seconded by “ Franklin

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 25th 1894.

Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, McPhaiden and Bethune

Communications

From Mrs. E. H. Alexander etal asking the City to purchase the Block of land between Dunlevy & Jackson Avs South of Powell Street for public park purposes.

Resolved.

That the Communication be acknowledged and the petitioners informed that while the City Committee is fully of the opinion that public parks should be provided for the citizens they regret that the lack of funds prevents the question from being taken up at present.

From D. McGillivray offering to lay a single track on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall Streets for $2.28 per foot.

Resolved that Mr. McGillivray’s offer be accepted

[Volume 6 page 96]

and that a double track be laid on Hastings Street between Cambie & Carrall in accordance with Contract and specifications to be drawn up by the City Engineer.

Resolved that the Mayor, City Clerk and Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $10,000 on behalf of the City of Vancouver bearing interest at 5 per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894 and that note No 1 be renewed.

The following account was recommended for payment:-

Van Bill Posting & Ad Agency Remit $5.00

Sgd

W.F. Salsbury

Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the Report be adopted. Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works me on May 25th 1894.

Present – Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Queen Shaw & Franklin

Correpondence

From Messrs Wulffsohn & Berwicke asking to have the fence at Mr. Delbruck’s cottages corner of Alberni and Burrard streets replaced

Laid over for one week for investigation

From W. Godfrey asking that Burnaby Street be opened up one block south of Nicola Street.

Resolved that he be given access to his premises provided the cost does not exceed $50.00.

[Volume 6 page 97]

From Cruden & Robinson asking for payment of a bill of expenses provided incurred by the lowering of the grade and sidewalk in the year 1890.

Referred back for particulars.

From L. McQuarrie & Co assigning all rights, moneys etc that may be coming from sewerage contract No 7 to Thos Allen of Sapperton. Filed

From Thos Stephenson in reference to complaints made by the dust from the paved streets

Resolved that the Fire Light & Water Committee be requested to give the Board the use of the fire team once a day to sprinkle the paved streets; also from the Street Inspector calling the attention of the Board to a step that has be put in on the sidewalk at Buxton and Rodneys cigar stand.

The Board decided to examine.

Mr. J.M. Fox complained of dirty water in the ditch in front of his store on Hastings Street

Referred to the Health Inspector for attention

Resolved that the City Engineer be granted ten days leave of absence.

The draft of the Contract for crushed rock between the City and A.E.E. Clark was read and with a few slight alterations confirmed

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Thos Dunn & Co. Supplies .70 cts

Evans, Coleman & Evans “ $30.00

B.C. Iron Works “ 137.76

D. McGillivray Bituminous Rock 3621.60

A. Linton Boat hire 4.00

Hamilton Mfg Co Supplies 4.00

sgd H.P. McCraney

Chairman

[Volume 6 page 98]

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ McDowell

That the Report be adopted.

Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday May 22nd 1894.

Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden, and Wm Brown.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

M.T.L. Lloyd Hack hire $32.00

A.H. Thomas Attending Small pox 163.50

Thos Spence Labor 61.40

Mellish & Gray ood 110.00

Keil & Kerr Drayage 1.50

Texas Lake Ice Co Supplies 7.45

B.C. Mills “ 7.00

J.A. Mills Mental Examinations 5.00

McIntosh & Co supplies 63.84

Welsh Bros “ 14.59

Communications

From Howard Kent asking for permission to cut wood on the cemetery grounds.

Resolved

That his request be granted if he agrees to pull down the trees, leaving the roots upturned

From Alfred Someron asking for the position of Cemetery assistant. Laid over

From Theo Horrobin etal asking for the removal of the Crematory. Filed

[Volume 6 page 99]

Resolved that when specifications are prepared by the City Engineer that tenders be called for repairing the crematory chimney

That the City Clerk under an account to the C.P.R. Co for all costs in connection with the care of the Chinaman affected with small pox.

sgd John McDowell

Chairman

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown

Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Report be Adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the following By-laws be introduced and read a first time:-

  1. A By-Law to fix the polling places etc on the By -Law to reaide $60,000 for Street Improvements and on the

(b)A By-Law to raise $380,000 for the purchase of the St Ry.

(B) A By-Law to fix the remuneration for Mayor.

(C) A By-Law to close a certain portion of Pender Street between Cambie & Beattie Streets

(d) A By-Law to authorize the conveyance to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co as a certain parcel of land herein after described near the Sugar Refinery

Each of the By-Law was read a first time. Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Franklin

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the amount of the Bond on this crushed rock contract be fixed at two entries of $5000.00 each. Carried

[Volume 6 page 100]

Moved by Alderman McCraney

Seconded by “ C.L. Brown

That the payroll of the Board of Works for the week ending May 23rd amounting to $346.60 be passed for payment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the Pay Roll of the Water Works of the Water Works for the weeking ending May 21st amounting to $245.55 be paid. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury

Seconded by “ McCraney

That the following By]Laws be read a 2nd time:-

  1. The polling By-law (b) The By-Law fixing the remuneration of the Mayor (c) The By-Law to close a certain portion of Pender St (d) The By-law to convey to the C.P.R. Co certain lands near the sugar refinery. Carried

The By-Laws were accordingly read a 2nd time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law to raise $60,000 for street improvements, Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

The By-Laws were read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete

On motion of Alderman Shaw seconded by Alderman McDowell, the Council went into Committee

[Volume 6 page 101]

Of the Whole for the Consideration of the By-Law to purchase the Street Railway, Alderman C.L. Brown in the Chair.

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

Both of the By-Laws were ordered to be printed and be voted on by the electors.

On motion of Alderman McCraney, seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown. The Council went into Committee of the Whole to consider the conveyance of a certain piece of land near the Sugar Refinery to the C.P.R. Co Alderman McCraney in the Chair.

After a certain number of clauses were read the Committee rose to report and asked leave to sit again.

On motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Aldermen McCraney, the Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Polling By-Law, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

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

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman McCraney.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole over the By-law to fix the remuneration to be paid to the Mayor, Alderman Wm Brown in the Chair.

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

The Council then adjourned

Thos McGuigan R.A. Anderson

City Clerk Mayor

Street Railway Company must repair its tracks – April 19, 1894

Street Railway Company must repair its tracks – April 19, 1894

A special meeting decided that instead of removing its tracks from Vancouver streets, the Street Railway Company be instructed to upgrade its tracks to the satisfaction of the City Engineer. The Mayor was not present at this meeting, and Alderman Salsbury did not vote.

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Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-: Trans P13
[Laying tracks for the Vancouver Street Railway Company
on the corner of Westminster Avenue (Main Street) and Powell Street]

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COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 30 – 31

Vancouver April 19th 1894

[Volume 6 page 30]

The Council met on Thursday April 19th 1894 at 8p.m.

Present. Alderman Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown, Franklin, C.L. Brown and Bethune.

Alderman C.L Brown was appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor.

A depution from the Street Railway Co and bond holders of the Co were present, consisting of Messrs Wm Murray, Wm Farrell, R.G. Tatlow and Hutchings.

After considerable discussion re Powell Street track, it was moved by
Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Franklin.
That proceedings be taken to have the Franchise granted the Company over that portion of Powell Street from Westminster Avenue to Campbell Avenue declared forfeited and the Company remove the track from that portion of the Street.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McCraney.
Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden.
That the Street Railway Co or the legal representatives of them be instructed to at once place the present Powell Street track on the proper street grade and to place their portion of the street in a thorough state of repair and to the entire satisfaction to the City Engineer.
Motion carried.

For the motion. Queen, Wm Brown, Franklin and Bethune.
Against “ McPhaiden, McCraney.
Aldermen Salsbury & Shaw did not vote.

For the amendment. Aldermen McCraney & McPhaiden.
Against. Shaw, Queen, Wm Brown, Franklin & Bethune.

[Volume 6 page 31]

Alderman Salsbury did not vote.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Estimates.
Alderman Salsbury in the Chair.

After discussing the Estimates to some length the Council Committee rose to report progress and asked leave to sit again.

The Council then adjourned.

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

R.A.A. Anderson
Mayor

Health Committee reviews costs – April 16, 1894

Health Committee reviews costs – April 16, 1894

The CPR asked Vancouver to take charge of 74 Chinese lepers. Meanwhile, the Health Committee compared rates for hospital care for mariners, women, children and lepers. Victoria was receiving a subsidy of $330 per year from Ottawa for care of each of their three lepers. City Solicitor recommended $1,000 be paid to the estate of Fireman Smalley, who died on the job in 1893. After a resolution calling for tenders for debentures to finance street paving was carried, Alderman Salsbury tendered his resignation. The resignation was held over for one week.

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Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item Bu P66
[Group portrait of Vancouver City Hospital staff] 1893
back row: Miss Watmough, Miss Bushby
front row: Miss Swan, Miss Way, Frank Humphrey

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 6 pages 17 -29

[Volume 6 page 17]

Vancouver April 16th 1894
The Council met on Monday April 16th 1894
Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Franklin, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown & Bethune.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From J.W. Balmain making certain charges against the City Engineer
Moved by Alderman Queen.
Seconded by “ McDowell.
That the Communication be filed Carried.

From James Milne applying for work.
Referred to the Board of Works

From Welsh Bro stating that the Market Scales were inaccurate
Referred to the Police Committee

From the City Solicitor regarding the Title to Clark’s Park
Referred to the Park Commissioner

From A.R. Finglander stating that he would not accept the contract for furnishing crushed rock unless the Council would guarantee to take 1700 yards per month until the end of 1895. Filed.

From R.F. Swallwell resigning his position as Plumbing examiner.

His resignation was accepted on motion of Alderman McDowell seconded by Ald Queen.

[Volume 6 page 18]
From G.H. Cooper. New Westminster asking for a bonus of $125.00 to run his steamer between Chiliwhack and Vancouver
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the City Solicitor regarding the collection of overdue taxes
Referred to the Finance Committee

From J.W. McFarland asking for the reconsideration of the tenders submitted for the purchase of the Local Improvement Bonds
Laid over to be considered with Finance Report

From Mason & Co asking for the readjustment of the water rates on John Stevenson’s building on Hastings Street east.
Referred to the Water Committee

From James Patten and W.J. Gibbons claiming damages for injuries received from a rope stretched across Water Street
Referred to the City Solicitor

The following Reports were received and read:-

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Monday April 16th 1894.
Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden and Wm Brown

Communications

From Miss Macfie furnishing monthly report on City Hospital Filed

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From Mrs A.E. Webster stating that she would be willing to admit sick women to the Alexandra Hospital for $5.00 a week and children for $3.00
Resolved.
That the matter be laid over for the present for want of funds.

From H. Abbott asking the City to take charge of the 76 Chinamen in quarantine. Filed

From the City Clerk of Nanaimo and Dr. Davis stating that the Nanaimo Hospital received $10.00 a week from the keep of sick mariners. Filed.

From the Health Inspector asking for certain supplies for the Crematory and fixing the Chimney.
Resolved.
That the supplies asked for be furnished and that the Chimney be repaired the Chairman to solicit tenders for having the work done.

From W.O. Miller asking that stagnant water in the Vicinity of his premises be drained off
Referred to the City Engineer to have the nuisance abated.

Resolved
That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Dominion Government and draw their attention to the fact that the City of Victoria is receiving $1000 a year there for the keep of lepers while Vancouver with two lepers receives nothing.

Resolved. That the City Clerk be instructed to order a Voucher book for the Crematory.

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That the following accounts be paid:-
McIntosh & Co supplies $70.56
Crowder & Penzer “ 21.00
Chinese Nurse Nursing 74.50
Mellish & Gray Supplies 72.75
Crowder & Penzer “ 34.84
James Caruchau, Scavenering .75
F. Filion Supplies 13.90
W.H. DeBon 48.92
A.H. Hatch 3.75
James Egan 36.25
J.A. Percival 37.50
D. Bell-Irving 5.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry 67.97
W. Kirby .50
A.E. Somerton 18.10
Leather Lockhurst & Center 17.80
Deplock & Co. 1.00
S.S. Clyde 50.00
G.I. Wilson 7.50
Wm Collier 71.95
D.J. Campbell 17.95
H. McConrey 1.00
Evans, Coleman & Evans 89.40
Michael Carriere 2.00
Champion & White 12.95
F. Filion 74.28
Champion & White 4.25
G.I. Wilson 38.32
Champion & White 2.00
Weeks & Robson 12.25
A.H. Thomas 20.00
B.C.D . T. & Del Co .75

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Russell.McDonald & Co $4.85
McIntosh & Co. 5.20
F. Filion 15.02
Henry Collins 38.70
J. Stevens & Son 32.29
Thomson Bros. .75
C. Nelson 75.18
Van Gurney Cab Co. 1.00
City Painting Works 3.50
W. Simpson 1.75
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

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

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday April 13th 1894
Present – the full Board
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
F. Filion Supplies $1.52
Thomson Bros “ 1.45
H. Burke Repairs 2.25
Gurney Cab Co Cabs 13.50
The Empire Advertising 16.50
Gazette “ 21.25
Land Registry Office Drafting 32.50
S. James. Auditing 40.00

The following tenders were received for the purchase of the Local Improvement Debentures:-
Hanson Bros. Montreal $101 for each $100.00
W. Wilson Smith “ 101 ¼ “ “ 100

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W. Farrell Vancouver $101 50/100 for each $100.00
Resolved.
That the tender of Wm Farrell be accepted on condition that the money be payable here and the principal and interest payable here

Communications

From Mrs. Margaret McClennan of Roslyn, Washington asking for assistance to fight a lawsuit on behalf of widows and orphans of certain miners Filed

From C.W. Murray Secretary of the School Board stating that the Trustees could not see their way clear to make any further reductions in their Estimates. Filed

From Innes & Richards offering Lots 37 to 41 in Block 38 District Lot 541 in front of the City Hospital for $10,000 terms $2500 down, balance in 3 equal annual payments of $2500.00 in 1, 2 & 3 years @ 6 per cent Offer not accepted

Resolved
That the sum of $1000 be paid to the heirs of the late Fireman Smalley on recommendation of the City Solicitor said money to be paid into Court.
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Clause in the Report in reference to the purchase of Lots 37 to 41 Block 38.541 be eliminated and referred back to the Committee. Carried

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen.
That the Clause in the Report awarding accepting

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the offer of Wm Farrell be eliminated and tenders again called to be received up to Friday April 20th at 4 p.m.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.
That the Report be adopted as read. Motion Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Queen
That the Report as amended by adopted. Carried.

Fire & Light Committee

The Fire & Light Committee met on Wednesday April 11th 1894.
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Shaw, Queen, McCraney, and Bethune.

Communications

From John Cooper asking for an increase of salary in consideration of running the road roller.
Resolved.
That his salary be increased $5.00 a month while he acts in the capacity of Engineer on the road roller said increase to be paid by the Board of Works.

From the City Solicitor submitting an agreement to be signed by the firemen for approval.
Laid over till next meeting.

Resolved.
That the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co be requested to put meters in the firehalls and that the present contracts for lighting same be terminated.

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That the following accounts be paid:-
B.F.Henry Supplies $8.55
Thos Dunn & Co “ 2.28
McDowell & Co “ 17.60
F. Filion “ 20.46
G.H. Bazley 10.50
Van Elec Ry & L Co “ 1724.32
Crowder & Penzer “ 41.99
McLennan & McRely “ 10.05
A.D. Hoseack “ 2.40
London Carriage Works. Repairs 4.00
Thos Lobb “ 2.00
I Forbes “ 2.00
F.W. Hart Supplies 3.50

Sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday April 13, 1894.
Present – Aldermen McCraney, Shaw and Franklin.
Messrs Robinson and Atchison appeared before the Board to get the lane in Block 80.196 opened up.
Referred to the officers in charge of the Chain gang

Communications

From W. I. Archer etal asking that the lane in Block 37.200A be graded; also from E. Cooper making a similar request in regard to the lane in Block 9.185
Both referred to the officer in charge of the Chain Gang.

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From J.M. O’Toole submitting estimate of cost of putting in steps etc at his building on Hastings Street where the grade has been lowered.
The Board decided to examine the place and report.

From the City Engineer reporting in regard to P. Carey’s claim of $116.00 for work done in putting in steps etc at Brunswick Hotel.
Board decided to examine and report.

From J. Gendron asking the Street to be fixed with rock in front of his store.
Already attended to.

From M. C. McLean Secretary Ward 5 Ratepayers Protective Association protesting against a resurvey of 264A.
Laid over one week.

From J. Clandenning asking for drawings at Lot 9 Block 8.196 Westminster Avenue where he is about to build.
Referred to the Street Inspector for attention.

From J. Slade asking that the sidewalk be continued over Gore Avenue past his house.
Already in the Estimates will be done in due course if there are funds.

From the Street Inspector in reference to the Street Cleaning and sprinkling
Laid over one week

From W.O. Miller complaining of stagnant water on vacant lots near his residence corner of Hornby and Pender Streets
Referred back to the Board of Health for more information

From A.R. Fingland, begging permission to withdraw his tender for rock crushing. Filed.

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From the B.C. Mills Timber & Trading Co submitting an account for walk put down on Dunlevy Avenue from the (?) in 1892.
Resolved that the Board will only recommend the payment of the cost of the planking used at the rate $8.00 per the feet amounting to $14.80

From A.J. Matthews etal asking for a box drain on Richards Street at Block 64, also from Mark Little and others asking for an 8 ft walk on Drake Street also from H. Condren asking for a sidewalk on Dunlevy Avenue between Princess & Keefer Streets
Laid over pending estimates.

From J.C. Rounding in reference to Australian Wood for block paving and offering to send over a certain quantity as a test.
Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to write a reply that this Board will be happy to put down any samples of wood blocks for paving Mr. Rounding may see fit to send over and suggest that enough be sent to do one block.

Tenders

Resolved that tenders be called for the following up to 3. P.M. on Thursday the 26th next.
Crushed rock, all the work in connection with crushing to be done in the City; also the supply of rough rock for same, tenders to be whole or separate.

Accounts

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
J. Menzies Lorne St. $2.50
W. Black Flush Tank 58.10
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 24.99

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News.Advertiser Supplies $3.00
W.S. Cook. “ 2.25
W.C. Marshall. Expenses. 1.00
W.L. Tait Supplies 14.77
Evans, Coleman & Evans “ 573.58
E. Shurgold. Expenses .50
Leatherdale & Co. “ 5.00
Lomas etal Labor 166.25

Resolved that the account of R.A. Townley, amounting to $5.00 re sewer connections at Lot 5.B71.196 be referred to the Plumbing Inspector for an explanatory report.

Resolved that D. McGillivray’s account amounting to $5,339.80 for bituminous rock on hand be laid over one week.
Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman

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

Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury
That the following labor account be paid:-
Hooper etal $320.95 Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the following labor accounts be paid:-
J. Clandenning etal $169.40
Wm Trevning etal $140.05 Carried

[Volume 6 page 28]

Moved by Alderman McCraney
Seconded by : Franklin
That the Mayor be authorized to sign the petition to the Privy Council asking for leave to appeal in the case of the CPR Co as the City and to apply the seal of the Corporation thereto. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune
That tenders for debentures for bonds for street paving under the local improvement act be called for to be in by Friday afternoon next at the meeting of the Finance Committee, principal and interest and money to be payable in Vancouver. Carried.

After the above resolution was read, Alderman Salsbury tendered his resignation, which was laid on the table for one week on motion of Alderman C.L. Brown seconded by Alderman McDowell.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by : McCraney
That the Park Commissioners be granted the sum of $200.00 pending the compiling of the Estimates. Carried.

Notices of Motion

Alderman Brown (C.L.) gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a By-Law to amend the present Market By-Law.

Alderman Franklin gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move for a Committee to be appointed to investigate the charges

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made by him against the City Engineer in December 1893 and also other charges of which he would give notice at same meeting such committee to have power to examine under oath under the presidency of the Police Magistrate.

The Council then adjourned to meet again on Thursday the 19th next at 8 P.M. to discuss Street Railway matters and consider the estimates.

R.A. Anderson
Chairman

Thos. R McGuigan
City Clerk

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

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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

[volume 6 page 3]

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.

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[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

East End race track closed except by special permission – March 19, 1894

East End race track closed except by special permission – March 19, 1894

Council ordered the East End [Hastings] race track to be closed and locked, only to be used by prior arrangement with Council. S.H. Holmes complained of dirty water coming from a nearby dye works. George E. Trorey offered two tame deer for [Stanley] Park.  A nine hour day clause to be included in all future contracts with the City. City Clerk authorized to call for tenders for new police uniforms.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

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[“Forfarshire” as a two year old, 1889]

original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 749 – 758

[Volume 5 page 749]

Vancouver March 19th 1894.
The Council met on Monday March 19th 1894 at 8 P.M.
Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury Shaw, Queen, McDowell, McPhaiden, McCraney, Brown, Franklin, Shaw and C.L. Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From H. Abbott Esq. notifying the Council to stop work on the roadway leading to the wharf or else enter into an agreement with him, the said roadway being private property.
Referred to the Board of Works
From C.J. Mayne etal asking for a sidewalk on 9th Av.
Referred to the Board of Works
From Messrs Evans, Coleman & Evans asking for the return of their deposit on pipe contract.
Referred to the Board of Works
From A.L. Fish of San Francisco submitting a tender for a heater. Filed
From the License Inspector giving a list of the Licensed Drays & Cabs Filed
From Martin Kelly agreeing to pay union wages to the men working on his contract. Filed
From C. Fossell asking for a sidewalk on 12th Av
Referred to the Board of Works
From G.A. Owens drawing attention to the condition of the streets on Mount Pleasant where the Street railway track is laid
Referred to the Board of Works

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From Wm Smith Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging the receipt of the resolution of Council re the dredging of False Creek. Filed
From A.M. Beattie asking to be furnished with free water in the Market Hall as an offset for free light furnished to the Band room.
Referred to the Water Committee
From Adolphe Giguere stating that he had lost certain poll tax receipts and asking that he be not obliged to pay for same.
Referred to the Finance Committee
From Geo. E. Trorey offering two tame deer to the Park.
Referred to the Park Commissioners

The following Reports were received and read

Water Committee

The Water Committee met on Monday March 19th 1894.
Present – the full Board
It was recommended.
1. That the City Engineer have full control over the water works, foremen and men both as to hiring and discharging, and furnish the Committee with a report at each meeting of the work done and necessary to be done.
2. That W. P. Turner be notified that his services will not be required one month from the date of this notice.
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
4. W. Hooper etal. Labor. $209.05
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman
The Report was adoption on motion of Alderman Wm Brown Seconded by Alderman Queen.

[volume 5 page 751]

Finance Committee

The Finance committee met on Friday March 16th 1894
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, McDowell, Wm Brown and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
H. Kersey Labor, etc. $3.50
C.P. Telegraph Co. Telephones 5.34
City Plumbing Works Supplies 4.60
R.A. Anderson etal. Expenses two deputations to Victoria 60.50
Ial(?) Stroube Supplies 1.75
C.P.R.Co Freight 10.13
H.M. Customs Duty 4.20

2. That A.E. Brickway be granted Power of Attorney to clear City Goods out of Customs.
3. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the purchase of the Local Improvement Debentures authorized to be issued for the paving of portions of Granville and Hastings Streets, said tenders to be received up to Friday April 13th at 4 PM, the advertisement to be inserted in the Montreal “Gazette” the “Shareholder” the “Empire”, the “Monetary Times” and the two local papers.
4. That the Mayor , City Clerk and the Finance Committee be authorized to sign a note for $20,000 on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver, bearing interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum paid note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 note being drawn on authority of By-Law No 198 passed on the 3rd day of March 1894.
5. That a rebate of 20 per cent be allowed on the amount of taxes paid by each person liable to pay taxes for the current year to the City of Vancouver if the said taxes be paid to the City Tax Collector on or before the 15th of July 1894, 15 per cent if paid between the 15th of July and the 15th of September 10 per cent if paid between the 15th of September and the 15th of November and 5 per cent if paid between the 15th of September November and the 16th of December.
6. That the East End Park Race Track be closed and any parties wishing to use it in the future must obtain permission from the Council before doing so, that a copy of this resolution be posted upon the gates and a copy sent to the Jockey Club and that the City Engineer bar and lock the gates and post the notices.
7. That the Financial Statement prepared by the Chairman Alderman Salsbury be printed in pamphlet form and that tenders be invited for having the work done, the advertisement to call for bids for 300 and 500 copies respectively.
8. That Henry Mutrie be appointed a valuator of securities for the investment of the Sinking Fund.
Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday March 15th 1894.
Present – the Full Board.
It was recommended:-
1. That the plans submitted by Wm Blackmore of the Rogers Building on Block 15.Lot 11 541 be approved.
2. That M.S. Rose be offered $5.00 as a final settlement of his account for extra work on a sewer connection in Block 36.541
3. That the amended 9 hours clause prepared by the Trades & Labor Council be adopted and that it apply to all future contracts from this date.
4. That the communication from S.H. Holmes complaining of dirty water coming from the dye Works be referred to the Health Inspector for attention

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5. That the Communication from the Health Inspector suggesting the advisability of putting in a sewer in Block 8 & 22.185 be referred to the City Engineer to investigate and report and at the same time include the Section east of Westminster Av & South of Barnard St
6. That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare specifications for a new contract for crushing rock same to be ready for Thursday next
7. That H. Blyth be appointed Inspector of the basement drain on Granville Street at a salary of $3.00 per day.
8. That the Street Inspector send A. Balkwill a man to spread the earth he is dumping at the foot of Abbott Street and that the earth be hauled to Hastings Street to fill in the large tank corner of Abbott St.
9. That the City Solicitor be instructed to draw up a contract for Leamy & Kyle to sign for this year’s lumber.
10. That the City Engineer be instructed to see the architect for the Inns of Court building in connection with the necessary drainage for lavatory etc and report at the next meeting.
11. That the Girder rail Sec No 85A weight 70 lbs per yard manufactured by the Pennsylvania Steel Co be recommended to the Council for approval
12. That the following accounts be paid:-
D. Gibbons 7th Av $14.95
Thos Dunn & Co Paint for building rods 1.45
C.A. Keer Painting “ “ 12.00
W.C. Marshall Drayage 2.75
H. Lomas etal Labor 174.20
13. That the account of Messrs Boyd & Clandenning progress estimate on contract for
cutting

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Down Hastings Street and amounting to $329.00 be passed subject their furnishing a
Statement from the Vancouver Gas Co showing that the latter’s claim for damage to
their pipes has been settled.

Sgd H.P. McCraney
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday March 13th 1894
Present – Aldermen McDowell, McPhaiden Wm Brown & C.L. Brown.
It was recommended:-
1. That H.T. Adams be appointed Crematory Caretaker at a salary of $50.oo per month including free house and fuel, engagement to date from the 1st of April.
2. That Dr. Thomas’ application for an increase of salary be not granted.
3. That the following accounts be paid:-
J.C. Douglas Supplies $13.00
McLennan & McFeely “ 2.15
Crowder & Penzer “ 35.24
Chas. Nelson “ 51.34
Crowder & Penzer “ 14.00
W.G. Warren “ 27.71
G.I.Wilson “ 24.50
C.S. Philp “ 16.39
Champion & White Scavengering 11.25
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 61.98
D.J. Campbell Supplies 13.10
C.F. Foreman Supplies 9.27
F. Filion “ 60.86
W.H. DeBon “ 40.14
Chas Nelson : 2.15
A.H. Thomas Med Attendance 10.00

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McIntosh & Co. Supplies $59.22
Wm Ralph “ .15
F. Filion “ 15.22
C.F. Foreman “ 6.09

Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Bethune.
That the Rule requiring the names of all candidates for offices to be submitted to Council to be voted on be suspended. Carried

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

F.W.& L. Committee

The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday March 14th 1894
Present – Aldermen Franklin, Queen, McCraney & Bethune
It was recommended:-
1. That the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co be requested to put at once one light on Cambie St Bridge and one light on Westminster Av bridge where directed by this Committee
2. That the following rates be recognized as the maximum price to be paid for chimney sweeping: 25, 35, & 50 cts for one, two and 3 stories respectively.
3. That the firemen be allowed 12 hours off duty each week in addition to their meal hours such time to be regulated by the Chief of the Department.

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4. That Fireman Evans be paid his regular wages during the time he was laid up with a broken leg less the amount he received for sick benefits from the lodges during that period.
5. That the BC Iron Works tender for constructing a heater for the fire department be accepted price $265.00
6. That Fireman James McInnes’ salary be increased $5.00 per month dating from Feb 1st.
7. That tenders be called for lighting the streets of the City for the next five years dating from the expiration of the present contract the said tenders to be received up to Wednesday April 18th 1894
Alderman Queen dissented.
8. That the present contractors for Street lighting be notified that the City intends to expropriate their jobs and wires.
9. That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be authorized to buy a car load of hard coal at $8.85 F.O.B. Vancouver
10. That the following accounts be paid:-
G.H. Bazley Horse shoeing $23.00
Wm Ralph Supplies 5.70
Tho. Dunn & Co “ 13.35
Vancouver Elec Ry & Co Light 1558.29
H. McDowell & Co. Supplies 8.80
Thos Lobb Shoes set 2.00
James A. Skriver & Co Supplies 6.50
John Johnson “ 8.00
I Forbes Horse Shoeing 4.00
McLennan & McFeeley Supplies 26.40
F. Filion “ 6.10
G. Johnson & Co “ 13.10
James Carnahan Scavengering 1.50
C.F. Foreman Supplies 17.39
Chas Nelson “ 2.25
Atkins & Atkins “ 2.25
Welsh Bros “ 114.39

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Crowder & Penzer Supplies $49.05
G.L. Allan “ 3.25
David Wilson “ 4.00
B.F. Henry “ 1.60
B.C. Mills T & T Co “ 11.16
Sgd J.L. Franklin
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ Wm Brown
That the Clause in the Report calling for Tenders for Street Lighting be struck out.
Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell Franklin
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Clause in reference to A.F. Evans be struck out. Carried.

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

Motions

Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by : McPhaiden
That the Street Railway Company be permitted to lay another track on Granville Street from Robson Street to Hastings Street providing the Company lease the use of the part of the street on which the track is laid from the City; paying $1.00 a year rent and to be terminated at any time after June of 1895 at the option of the City by giving three months notice and on condition rails to be laid and to be kept to the satisfaction of the City Council, provided that this portion of track of land shall not be included in the contract between the City and the Company 11th February 1889 and that an agreement be prepared by the City Solicitor and submitted to the Council at its next meeting and that the resolution passed by the Board of Works refusing permission and the above resolution passed in lieu thereof.

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Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the resolution be laid over for one week. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an agreement for submission to the next meeting of Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman C.L. Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the City Clerk be instructed to call for applications tenders for supplying uniforms to the Police Force said tenders to be received up to the next meeting of the Police Committee. Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McCraney
That the following labor account be paid.
H. Robertson etal $910.70 Carried

The Council then adjourned
Confirmed
W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver asks BC to incorporate High Schools, build University here – March 8, 1894

Vancouver asks BC to incorporate High Schools, build University here – March 8, 1894

The meeting formed an official resolution to incorporate High Schools in British Columbia and to situate the Provincial University in Vancouver.

This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Sharon Mowat

Illustration: Vancouver Archives Item AM54-S4-: Mil P111
[1905, Military parade at the Cambie Street Grounds, houses in the
600 block west side of Cambie Street and Vancouver High School]

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 737 – 738

[Volume 5 page 737]

Vancouver March 8th 1894

The Council met on Thursday March 8th 1894 at 4:30 p.m.

Present His Worship, the Mayor and full board of Aldermen; also Mr. Alexander Robinson, Principal of the High School and the )Rev. Messrs McClaren and Duff.

The meeting was called specially to consider the request the Government to amend the School Act to permit of High Schools to be incorporated and to get the Provincial University situated in this City.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Queen

Whereas there is a movement on foot to secure the incorporation of the High School of this Province with a view to their being affiliated with some of the Universities of the Dominion

And whereas it is desirable that they should be affiliated with a Provincial University,

And whereas an Act has been passed which has not yet been presented in force creating such a Provincial University

And whereas Vancouver is most conveniently situated for being, and on many grounds has the strongest claims to be made the seat of the Provincial University

The City Council unanimously request the Government to amend the University Act:

(1) By Locating the University in the City and,

(2) By providing that it shall be at present an examining and degree conferring body and to provide the necessary funds for same.
Carried

Moved by Alderman C. L. Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Vancouver City Council request the Government to amend the School Act in such a way as to permit of the High Schools of the Province being incorporated and when any High School shall have attained such a standard of equipment as shall enable it to secure affiliation with one of the Universitites of the Dominion entitling such School to an annual grant of $2,500.00 to be expended in providing such

[Volume 5 page 738]

such (sic) addition as to its teaching staff as shall ensure its being able to overtake the work of at least the first two years in the Faculty of Arts; that a deputation consisting of the May and Alderman Salsbury be appointed to wait upon the Government and press this matter upon their attention and that the City’s representatives in the Legislature be furnished with copies of this resolution and asked to use their influence to secure the passage of the legislation asked for.

Carried.

The Council then adjourned

R. A. Anderson.
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Job Layoffs, Salary Cuts for City Employees – February 19, 1894

Council laid off some Civic Employees and reduced salaries of those remaining by 10 – 50%, though the decision was not unanimous: the vote was 4 supporting, 2 opposed, 1 abstaining. The Fire Water and Light Committee’s request for a Silsby heater at $275 was overturned.

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City of Vancouver Archives
COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 705 – 718

[Volume 5 page 705]

Vancouver Feb 19th 1894

The Council met on Monday Feb 19th 1894
Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Queen, McDowell, McCraney, McPhaiden, Wm Brown Franklin and Bethune Ald McCraney in the Chair.
The Minutes were read and adopted.

Communications

From James Baker Provincial Secretary stating that Messrs B. Springer and G.I. Wilson had been appointed License Commissioners. Filed

From the Provincial Secretary stating that B. Springer had declined office and stating that A.E. Shelton had been appointed in his place. Filed

From Bewicke & Wulfpohn asking for a share of the City’s Insurance.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From the License Inspector requesting that steps be taken to fill the vacancy on the Licensing Board caused by the resignation death of D. McRae. Referred to the Mayor.

From J. Sturges etal petitioning for the grading of Burrard St. from Helmcken etc to Davie etc.
Referred to the Board of Works

From E. Kingcombe asking for a raise of Salary. Referred to the Board of Works

From C.E. Colson etal petitioning for water on Seventh Av. Fairview.
Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee

From J.M. Clute requesting the City to

[Volume 5 page 706]

Purchase a map of the District of New Westminster
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Communications be filed. Carried.

From the Hon Theo Davie acknowledging the receipt of a resolution of Council re False Creek.
Filed.

From Alfred Ballard etal petitioning for the opening up of Park Drive.
Referred to the Board of Works

The following Reports were received and read:-

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday Feb 15th 1894

Present – Aldermen Queen, Franklin & Queen

It was recommended:-
1. That the South Vancouver Municipality be granted 300 yards of crushed rock more or less delivered at the scow at the foot of Gore Av on the Scow at cost price provided payment is made on delivery.
2. That the Trades and Labor Council be asked to draft a clause that would suit them in the nine hour clause and submit same for the consideration of the Board
3. That the Engineer be instructed to get estimate of cost of widening 7th Av in the vicinity of Brewery.
4. That C. Fenton be granted permission to put down a 3 plank walk on 8th Av cost from where it now terminates to Prince Edward St at the price of 2 ½ cts per foot he to supply the nails and the City the lumber.
5. That John Potter be instructed to commence work as soon as possible and that he be granted the sum of $10.00 for the use of his own tools, the City to do the sharpening and that he be authorized to hire a pipe layer at $2.00 a day.
6. That the property owners Protective Association be asked to submit a list of what work they consider most urgent in Ward 5, through the alderman representing their Ward for the consideration of the Board.
7. That the matter of grading the lane in Block 93.196 be referred to the officer in charge of the Chain gang and that the question of the sidewalk be laid over until the estimates are prepared.
8. That the matter of grading the lane in Block 44A, 200A back of the Post Office Mount Pleasant be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.
9. That the Communication from W.H. Mellish re the condition of Westminster Av near 15th be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.
10. That the City Clerk be instructed to notify the Trustees of the Street Railway Co. that they will be required to operate the 9th Av branch from the 1st of March.
11. That S.J. Brown be paid $1.50 for cutting down a stump on 6th Av.
12. That the tenders sent in for Sewers across Granville St and also for the Sewer across Hastings St be laid over and that the City Treasurer be authorized to return the deposits.
13. That the following accounts be paid:-

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Thos Powell,               Temporary Sidewalks $436.71
Leamy & Kyle             Supplies                            30.04
Tryshall & Son            Tracing Linen                 10.00
A.D. McDonald          Sidewalk Thurlow St       7.26
R. Fetherston             “ 8th Av                            83.70
A. Balkwell                  Robson St                          7.00
News.Advertiser       Ads                                      3.00
Thos. Dunn & Co.     Shovels etc                         3.50
H. Lomos etal. Labor                                        120.95
Sgd. H.P. McCraney
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McDowell
That Clause 10 relating to the running of Cars around Fairview be so amended as to include Powell St. from Westminster Av to Barnard Castle and Hastings Street between Carrall Street and Westminster Av. Carried

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ McDonald
That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Feb 16th 1894.
Present – Alderman Salsbury, Wm Brown, McPhaiden, and Bethune.

It was recommended:-
1. 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 ½ per cent per annum said note being drawn on authority of a By-Law passed, on the 27th day of January 1894.

2. That the following accounts be paid:-
E. Clough                  Drayage     $2.00
Thos Clough             “                     7.00

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Wm Ralph               Supplies                  2.80
C.F. Foreman         Supplies                   3.05
Green & Davidson
Chimney Sweeping 2.80

Sgd W.F. Salsbury
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Queen
That the Report be adopted. Carried

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Tuesday February 13th 1894
Present – Alderman McDowell, McPhaiden and Salsbury

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

Dr. Bell-Irving Mental Ex $5.00
City of Victoria              Keep of Leper        38.69
R.A. Baynes                   Wood                     165.00
McIntosh & Co.            Supplies                  59.88
C.S. Philp                       “                                16.68
Weeks & Robson          “                                19.75
W.H. DeBow                 “                               58.36
Tilley & Son                   “                                 2.85
G. Drysdale                    “                                 1.65
Thomas Bros                 “                                 1.25
J.P. Blake                       “                                11.92
D.J. McLean & Co        “                               25.00
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing              53.02
A Moss                            Nursing                 10.00
Crowder & Penser        Supplies                 21.00
Russell McDonald & Co. “ 17.15

2. That the communication from John. L. Carters asking the Council to set the stakes on the corner of his Cemetery lot be referred to the Cemetery Caretaker

3. That the communication from the City Clerk of Toronto stating that the Babcock Milk Tester was the best in use be laid over.

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4. That Alexander Mitchell’s note be renewed for 90 days at 9 per cent per annum.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to put in dry earth closets at the Isolation Hospital
6. That Frank Humphrey’s application for an increase of salary in consideration of taking two meals at home be not granted.
7. That the communication from Alex Webster so asking for the appointment of a food inspector be referred to the Medical Health officer to report on.
8. That the communication from H. McDowell offering a milk tester be filed and the tester returned.
9. That a flue be put in the furnace in the City Hospital and a women’s ward provided for
Sgd John McDowell
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Brown

That the Report be adopted.
Carried

F.W. & L. Committee

The F.W. & L. Committee met on February 14th 1894.
Present – Aldermen McCraney (in the Chair) Queen and Bethune.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
W. Hooper etal.            Labor                        $554.15
Purdy & Williams        Clearing Reservoir 2700.00
Thos Dunn                    Supplies                          4.70
C. Casselman               “                                        5.35
Thos Dunn & Co.         “                                     53.39
Hastings Saw Mill Co “                                     10.40
B.C. Iron Works Co    “                                    178.45
Robertson & Hackett “                                       2.00

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Gurney Cab Co.               Drayage                   $1.25
McLennan & McFeely    Supplies                  16.70
Van Elec Ry & L Co         Lights                 1795.00
A Linton                            Boot hire                15.00
Hastings Saw Mill Co     Supplies                 10.32
Thos Dunn & Co             “                                  1.85
Welsh Bros                       “                                14.37
Tilley & Son                      “                                 6.25
R. Greenway                    “                              20.00
Rasmussen Bros             Repairs                     2.00
Telephone Co                  Rent                             .75
Wm Ralph                        Supplies                     .15
C.G. Johnston & Co.      “                              24.00
Crowder & Penzer         “                              174.24
G.I. Wilson                      “                                6.00
I Forbes                           Blacksmithing        2.00
B.F. Heney                     Supplies                    1.05
News. Advertiser           “                               10.10
A Blaney                          “                                8.00
Welsh Bros                     “                                11.91
Thos Lobb                      Blacksmithing        4.00
Leatherdale & Co         Hack hire                  5.00
Crowder & Penzer       Supplies                   28.96
Thos Dunn & Co.        “                                  28.43
E.H. Campbell            “                                    8.62
C.F. Foreman              “                                    4.45
Creamer & Langley    “                                    1.32
McLennan & McFeely “                                49.95
Crowder & Penzer      “                                 40.39
Tilley & Son                “                                    3.50
Thos Dunn & Co.       “                                  14.65
S. Madison                 Repairs                        2.50
B.F. Heney                “                                      4.75
Thos Dunn                Supplies                        1.55
Thomson Bros          “                                    3.25
Palmer & Corrigan  Rent                             1.00
Creamer & Langley Supplies                       2.69
Van Elec Ry & L Co “                                    5.00
C.F. Foreman            “                                   3.05
John Currell              Repairs                       1.25
Van Gas Co               Supplies                      4.50
Van Elec Ry & L Co  “                                     .51
R. Featherstone        Labor                          7.38
Van Gas Co               Supplies                      6.50

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B.C. M. T & T Co                      Supplies        $2.55
Columbia Carriage Works     “                       3.00
Tilley & Son                              ”                          .50
D.J. McPhalen                         Labor                 .50
B.C. M. T & T. Co                    Supplies          5.58
Keefer & Godden                    Towing          26.00

2. That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be authorized to purchase a heater for $275.00 through the Gutta Percha & Rubber Co of Toronto.
3. That the Communication from J. Bailey asking for the appointment of Alfred Asker as blacksmith be filed.
4. That the Communication from the firemen asking for more time off duty be laid over.
5. That the Communication from Fireman Evans asking for his salary while being off duty with a broken leg be laid over.
6. That the Communication from J.A. Coldwell offering to collect the water rates at 1 5/8 per cent be laid over.
7. That Purdy & Williams be not paid for the cement delivered
8. That the Communications from J. McKie and M. Ellison re water power be referred to the City Engineer
9. That the Communication from H. Johnson asking if Thos Leslie was paying for his room at No 1 Fire Hall be filed.
10. That the Communication from Thos Crawford etal laborers on the reservoir asking the Council to force the contractors to pay $2.00 a day be laid over to see if there is a By-Law on the subject.
11. That the Communications from Victor

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Giroux etal complaining of not being paid for work done at the reservoir be referred to the inspector to investigate
Sgd H.P. McCraney
Acting Chairman

Moved by by Ald Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Salsbury

That the clause in the report relating to the purchase of a Silsby Heater be referred back and tenders invited for same. Carried

Moved by Alderman Queen
Seconded by “ McDowell

That the Report as amended be adopted. Carried.

Special Report

At a Special meeting of the City Council held on Wednesday evening January 31st 1894 in the Mayor’s Office at the City Hall at which all the Aldermen were present for the purpose of considering and revising Civic salaries, the Council went into Committee of the Whole, with the Mayor in the Chair.

The Chairman of each Committee handed in a list of names and salaries paid to all the employees in each department and after going through each list and considering and discussing same.

It was resolved that the salary of the City Clerk also Accountant Tetley be fixed at $100.00 each per month instead of $125.00 each as at present.

That Wm Sutherland, Poll Tax Collector be paid in future $65.00 per month instead of $75.00 as at present.

That the City Engineer be paid in future in equal monthly instalments

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the annual sum of $2200.00 instead of $2750.00 as at present

That J. Romang be paid in future $2.00 per day instead of $2.25 as at present

That W. G. McLeod be paid $70.00 per month and uniform, he to find his own board and to perform duties as License Inspector for same salary

That J. Brenton be paid $75.00 in future per month instead of $85.00 as at present and to perform the same duties

That the temporary appointments of A.W. Scoullar as Plumbing Inspector at a salary of $3.00 per day be terminated

That R. Reith, Caretaker of the Isolation Hospital, at a salary of $50.00 per month be notified that his services are no longer required.

That in future J.H. Carlisle be paid $90.00 per month instead of $100.00 as at present.

That A.W. Cameron be paid in future $75.00 per month instead of $80.00 as at present and John Cooper $65.20 as at present and John Cooper $65.20 per month instead of $70.00 as at present.

The Council then adjourned

The Council met again on Similar Premises on Monday February 12th at 10 o’clock P.M.
All the Aldermen being present except Alderman C.L. Brown. The Council went into Committee of the Whole with the Mayor in the Chair.

It was resolved that the pay for the Caretaker at the Crematory be in future $50.00 per month in place of $100.00 per month with

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free house rent and fuel and that applications for the position be asked for.

That the Pound Keeper’s wages in future be $50.00 per month and free house and all fines to be paid into the City Treasury.

That the Assistant Engineer be paid in future $100.00 per month instead of $125.00 as at present.

That the Street Inspector be paid in future $75.00 per month instead of $100.00 as at present.

That F.W. Boultbee secretary of the Water Works be paid in future $85.00 per month instead of $100.00 as at present.

That the remuneration for Mayor for the year 1894 be fixed at $1200.00

That the Office hours during week days shall be from 9 oclock A.M. to 5 oclock P.M. with one hour off for lunch throughout the year excepting Saturdays when they shall be from 9 o’clock a.m. to 1 p.m.

That absence from duty on holidays or sick leave shall be limited to ten days in each year for each employee.

The Council then adjourned

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ McDowell

That the Clause in relation to A.W. Scoullar be struck out. Carried

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Salsbury

That the Police Force be reduced 10 per cent all around. Lost

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Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Wm Brown

That the Report as amended be adopted. 4 for 2 against, one not voting
Carried

Introduction of By-Law

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Queen

That a By-Law be introduced to repeal By-Laws No’s 190 & 194 Carried
The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin

That the City Clerk be instructed to notify all those effected by the reductions of salaries Committee, be notified that the change will take effect on and after the 1st of March 1894.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Franklin
Seconded by “ Bethune

That the following account be paid:-
F.W. Boultbee,               Cash paid out   $7.23
Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Franklin

That the following account be paid:-
J. Clandenning etal        Labor           $397.85
Carried

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Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Bethune

That the Rules be suspended to allow of the second reading of the By-Law to repeal By-laws Nos 190 & 104. Carried

The By-Law was read a second time.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman McDowell 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 McDowell seconded by Alderman Queen.

Moved by Alderman Salsbury
Seconded by “ Franklin

That the Street Paving By-Law be recommitted to allow of further amendments.
Carried.

Alderman Salsbury in the Chair

A Clause was inserted providing for the issue of the Bonds in Sterling as well as currency and their payment of interest in London; also extending the time for the By-Law to come into effect.

The Committee then rose and reported the change.

The 3rd reading of the By-Law was deferred until some definite information is received regarding the rails to be put down and the outcome of the act now before the Legislature regarding the amalgamation of the two roads (WMB McDowell)

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Notice of Motion

Alderman McDowell gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would move that the following aldermen be a Committee to manage the Water Works:-
Aldermen Wm Brown, Bethune, Queen, Shaw and McPhaiden.

The Council then Adjourned.

R.A. Anderson
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk