Salaries set for firemen, nurses – September 02, 1889

Salaries set for firemen, nurses – September 02, 1889

Establishment of professional fire department. Chief engineer J. H. Carlyle’s salary was set at $75 per month; firemen, stokers and drivers were paid $40; and additional on-call men were paid $15. At the same time, Miss Swan as matron of the city hospital to be paid $40 per month, two female nurses were paid $20 and $25, and the male night nurse and porter were each paid $30.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 115-127

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Vancouver September 2nd 1889

The Council met on Monday September 2nd 1889 at 8 P. M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From John Ellis, applying for the position of Sewerage Clerk. Referred to the Board of Works.

From Herbert G. Lewis asking permission to use a portion of Broughton Point as a site for a Fog Bell. Referred to the Board of Works.

From W. H. Steeves of the North Arm of the Fraser River inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at the opening of the bridges across said river. Referred to Finance Committee.

From C. Foley et al praying that a sidewalk be constructed on Powell Street east. Referred to Board of Works.

From J. F. McFarlane et al praying the lane in Block 22, 541 be planked. Referred to the Board of Works.

From E. Cook asking permission to use a hoisting engine on the Lefevre Block. Filed.

From Innes & Richards acknowledging receipt of communication re: Insurance. Filed.

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From Jonas Watt, Secretary of Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co giving estimates of the cost of erecting a crematory in Vancouver. Referred to Board of Works.

From James B. Kennedy asking that the sidewalk on Dunsmuir St between Hamilton & Cambie be made six feet wide instead of three feet. Referred to Board of Works.

Reports
Works No 24

The Board of Works met on Saturday August 31st 1889.

Present Aldermen Horne, Oppenheimer and McConnell.

Alderman Horne being appointed Chairman. We beg to recommend:

1. That the following tenders be accepted:

Homer St. Grading from Georgia to Robson Martin & Co.
Homer St. Grading Drake to Helmcken do
Homer St 3 ft sidewalk D. McAlister
Homer St 6 ft sidewalk do
Richards St sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Seventh Av grading do
Seventh Av 3 ft sidewalk H. Connacher
Hamilton St grading Martin & Balkwell
Hamilton St sidewalk A. D. McDonald
Twelfth Avenue grading Martin & Balkwell
Twelfth Avenue sidewalk H. Connacher
Alberni St sidewalk D. McAlister
Robson St sidewalk A. D. McDonald
Eveleigh St sidewalk D. McAlister
Gore Avenue sidewalk A. D. McDonald
Lansdowne sidewalk D. McAlister
Quebec St sidewalk McDonald & Barton
Westminster Av Crossings

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do
Basement drain, H. Connacher

2. That Prior St be gravelled 16 feet wide from Westminster Avenue West about 100 feet and a drain dug along the North Side, also that Harris St be gravelled for 150 feet.

3. That tenders be called for the following works:

Six foot sidewalk on Princess St from Dunlevy to Jackson.
Sidewalks on 5th 6th & 7th Aves in Ward 4
Grading & Sidewalking Ontario St from 11th to 13th and surface grading from 10th 11th 3 ft sidewalk on 5th Av from Westminster Avenue to Prince Edward St.
3 ft sidewalk on Westminster Avenue from 10th to 13th Avs.
Crossings on Georgia Street opposite Richards and Seymour Streets
2 Plank sidewalk on Drake Street from Granville to Howe Streets.

4. That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare the ground for the fountain on the corner of Hastings and Carrall Streets.

5. Complaints having repeatedly being made in cases where buildings are erected or repaired that the provisions of By-Law No 40 clause 2 have not been enforced resulting in great inconvenience and danger to passers by; we therefore recommend that the Street Inspector be peremptorily directed to perform his duly in all cases and see that the By-Law is strictly enforced where buildings are now or may be hereafter under construction or repair.

6. That Mr. E. Mohun be paid $200.00 for preliminary Surveys in connection with Sewers.

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7. That the following accounts be paid:

McDonald & Barton, 6, 7, 8, 9 &10th Aves $257.98
D. B. Murray, Comox St 132.48
Boyd & C. Gravelling Westminster Road 362.85
Brunette Saw Mill Co. Lumber 10.20
Leask & Johnson, Duty 1.55
R. Rutherford Street Sprinkling 110.50
Ben Romang et al Street Work 24.00
Tattersall’s Stables 14.00

Sgd. J. W. Horne, Chairman pro tem

Moved by Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

Finance No 25

The Finance Committee met on Friday August 30, 1889 a full board being present:

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

S. T. Tilley, Stationery $21.25
J. Miller, Stamps 54.50
C. P. Telegraph Co. 20.00 Jacob Sehl, Supplies 1.75
T. I. Hibben & Co. Drop Desk 35.00
A. N. Richards, Legal Opinion 25.00

The reports of the Fire, Water & Light and Health Committees were read and approved.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

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

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F. W. & L. No 16

The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday August 28th 1889 a full board being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

J. McAllister, Blacksmithing $39.30
C. Shergold, Drayage 4.50
A. G. Evans, Carpenter Work 1.50

2. That $349.36 be paid over to the Volunteer Fire Department to discharge their liabilities and that they be requested to furnish receipts to Council for amounts paid.

3. That the following appointments be made on the paid Fire Department:

Chief Engineer

J. H. Carlisle, Salary per month

$75.00
Engineers
A. W. Cameron, Salary per month 70.00
F. G. Twigg, Salary per month

55.00 Permanent Men
A. G. Evans Salary per month $40.00
Lowes Eggert Salary per month $40.00
W. A. Williamson Salary per month $40.00
Wm. L. Hayward Salary per month $40.00
Thos. Whiston Salary per month $40.00
Hugh E. Campbell Salary per month

$40.00
Call Men
James Blair Salary per month $15.00
Geo M. Taylor Salary per month $15.00
E. C. Britton Salary per month $15.00
John Sea John Salary per month $15.00
John Glenn Salary per month $15.00
Geo G. Henderson Salary per month $15.00
Chas. E. Millington Salary per month $15.00
Albert Cales Salary per month $15.00
H. A. Stewart Salary per month

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$15.00
J. Harvey, Salary per month

$15.00
Drivers
Thomas Simpson, Salary per month $60.00
Arthur Clegg Salary per month

$40.00
Stokers
J. W. Campbell Salary per month $40.00
Thos. Moore Salary per month $40.00

Your Committee met the Directors of the Vancouver Water Works Co. on Thursday August 29th 1889 for the purpose of making arrangements regarding the rates to be charged for water other than for fire purposes and other matters connected with the City’s Water Supply.

The Directors stated they could not see their way clear to make the price of Water less than 60 cents per thousand gallons as the revenue from all sources barely part 4 per cent on their outlay.

The Company contemplate additional expenditure in connection with their system and before doing so wish to know the intentions of the City regarding its purchase.

They also wish the City to enter into an Agreement at once for the use of the hydrants as they are now prepared to give all the pressure required for fire purposes. All of which is respectfully submitted.

We beg to submit Agreement between the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co. and the City for Street Lighting for adoption by Council.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Report of the F. W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried.

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Health No 10
The Health Committee met on Tuesday August 27th 1889.

Present Aldermen Whetham, Mason, Brewer and Costello.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Palmer Bros. Coal 2.55
Colby Lewis, Drayage 2.00
Scuitto & Simon, Supplies 280.29
Jacob Sehl, Supplies 3.35
VanVolkenburgh & Bro. Supplies 53.84
F. W. Hart, Supplies 20.30
W. J. Taylor, Burials 30.00
Abrams & McLean, Supplies 18.75
H. McDowell & Co. Medicines 8.20
Brown & White, Supplies 1.10
Harvey & Co. Buggy 2.50
J. S. Clute & Co. Supplies 3.30
I. R. Morrow & Co. Supplies 79.55
Wm. Urquhart, Supplies 5.85
Joseph Brown, Supplies 24.20
Portuguese John, Boat hire 64.50
GL. Allan, Shoes 2.75
Charles Nelson, Drugs 9.75
Wm. Williams, Nursing etc. 245.00

2. That Miss S. Swan be employed as Matron of the City Hospital at a Salary of $40.00 per month.
Miss M. A. Alcock as Nurse at 25.00 per month, Miss Woodward as nurse at 20.00 per month and Mr. Gibson as Night Nurse at $30.00 per month and E. McGregor as Porter at $30.00 per month such appointments to date from the 15th day of September.

3. That Miss Woodward and Miss Cummins be paid at the rate of $12.50 per month each from date of appointment to date

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of change. Such payments to be made in lieu of Mrs. Birks’ Salary.

4. That a railing be placed around the lower story of the City Hospital.

Sgd. James Whetham, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Report of the Board of Health be adopted. Carried.
Police No 2

The Police Committee met on Monday September 2nd 1889 at 5 P. M.

Present Aldermen McConnell, Brewer and Mason.

Your Committee begs to recommend as follows:

1. That the office hours of the Police Magistrate be fixed at from 10 to 12 in the forenoon and from to 2 to 5 in the afternoon daily.

2. That Cab and dray stands be set apart on the following Streets:

On Hastings St east between Carrall St and Columbia Avenue.
On Hastings St west between Howe and Granville St
On Hastings St between Cambie and Abbott Street and on
On Abbott Street between Water & Cordova

3. That the following accounts be paid:

I. W. Haywood, fares $4.50 Scuitto & Co. Provisions 171.29

Your Committee received communications from J. Abrams, Cum Yow, J. M. Stewart

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J. McLaren and J. Abray, action on which was deferred until Wednesday next September 4th at 2 P.
M. at which time Your Committee will again meet.

Communications from the Board of Trade re Trades License By-Law were received and read.

Sgd. G. S. McConnell, Chairman

Report laid over.

The following report was read from E. Mohun, C.E. on Sewer Pipes.

Vancouver Sept 2nd 1889

The Chairman and Tenders of the Board of Works.

Gentlemen.

I have the honor to report as follows on the tests to which the Samples of Sewer pipe furnished by Messrs Gladding and Mr. Bean of San Francisco have been submitted.
Inpermeability

This list was made by Mr. Walkem who found a pipe weighing 6 ½ lb after complete saturation had absorbed ¾ lb of water.

Acid Tests

These tests were made with hydrochloric Nitric, Nitro Muriatic and Sulphuric Acids by Mr. Sorenson, who reports as follows:

The samples withstood the action of Nitric Acid, Sulphuric & the Nitro Muriatic Acids and was only slightly affected by hydrochloric Acid, the glaze of the pipe was in no particular affected.

Crushing Strain

This list was made at the C. P. R. Carshops by Mr. Cash and myself. The sample was a 16” diameter pipe.

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We applied a crushing strain of 1370 lbs. per lineal foot without injuring the pipes. I did not, as it was the only complete specimen we had, consider it advisable to increase the weight until it was broken dangerous to retain it as the Standard Sample. The pipes are fairly concentric when formed and I have no hesitations in laying are a good class of Sewer Pipe judging from the results of the tests to which they have been submitted.

I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedient Servant, E. Mohun, C.E.

The Agreement between the Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co and the City for Street Lighting was read and referred back to the City Solicitor for further amendments.

Motions

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That E. Cook, Contractor be allowed to use a Steam hoist for lifting material upon the Lefevre Block, provided said hoist is properly protected from interfering with traffic on the street. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Board of Works be authorized to order the necessary Sewer Pipes as previously approved of by this Council. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Sheriff of New Westminster District be notified that the City has a claim upon the Wharfage Company having given the said Wharfage Company the privilege of using the Northern extremity of Carrall Street as a public Wharf and as an approach to a public Wharf according to a certain agreement dated the 14th day of October 1886 and any such sale of such wharf can only be made subject to such agreement. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer, seconded by Alderman Whetham. That the following account be paid:

W. Williams et al, Park Road $483.90 Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the following accounts be paid:

W. Haywood, Fares $4.50
Scuitto & Simon, Supplies 171.29

Consideration of By Laws

The Council went into Committee of the Whole of Wharf By-Law with Alderman Brewer in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council.

Moved by Alderman Clark, Seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer that the By-Law be introduced to fix the polling places etc.

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For holding the election on the Wharf By-Law. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Clark, seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

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

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

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

The By-Law was then ordered, signed, sealed, and gazetted.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Salsbury gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council he would introduce a ByLaw for the clearing and preparing of Brockton Point for Athletic purposes and for the clearing and preparing of a portion of the Eastern Park for the use of the British Columbia Jockey Club, in each case said portions of the Eastern and Western Parks to be under the control of the City Council and to be let to the Brockton Point Athletic Club and to the British Columbia Jockey Club respectively until the City shall be repaid for the amount of the expenditures on said portions of said parks respectively

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The Council then adjourned.

I. N. Horne, Chairman

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Richmond hedges on its bridge contribution – June 10, 1889

Municipality of Richmond’s position regarding its financial responsibility toward the construction of a bridge between Vancouver and Richmond “is noted with much surprise and regret by this Board” (see minutes from April 15, 1889). City purchased one horse at a cost of $300

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original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 37-43

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Vancouver June 10th 1889

The Council met on Monday, June 10th 1889 at 7:30 P. M.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Diplock & Co et al, Starrett and Leatherdale et al, The Vancouver Board of Trade and J. W. Simmolt et al praying that certain clauses be eliminated from By-Law No 79. Referred to License Committee.

From Thos. Stephenson, submitting an offer for sprinkling the streets. Filed.

From the Vancouver Board of Trade asking the Council to make an appropriation for advertising the advantages of Vancouver. Filed.

From the Clerk of the Municipality of Richmond returning resolution sent by the Vancouver Council re the Bridges across the North Arm. Filed.

Reports

Works No 16

The Board of Works met on Thursday

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June 6th 1889.

Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brewer, Horne.

We beg to recommend:

1. That Messrs Boyd and Clandening be awarded the contract for the gravelling of Westminster Road to the City Boundary at $2.10 per cubic yard for North Arm gravel.

2. That contractors who have excavations to make be allowed 10 cts per cubic yard until Seymour, Hastings, Richards and Homer Streets are filled up to grade or until further notice.

3. That Mr. Abbott be communicated with advising him that we are about to gravel Granville Street extension South of False Creek and ask him to put that road in proper condition by crowning and drawing it before the gravel is laid.

4. That suspension rods on False Creek Bridge be tightened.

5. That Howe Street be put in condition for horse racing on the 1st of July.

6. That the City Hall fence be painted and the windows repaired and frosted.

7. That Campbell Avenue be graded from Hastings Street to Princess Street as the excavations are necessary for Hastings Street extension estimated cost $650.00.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report of the Board of Works be adopted. Carried.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the City Treasurer be authorized to pay John Cameron $300.00 being purchase price of horse for the Fire Department and H. Blyth et al for street work $63.50. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Mason. That the City Engineer be instructed to make out an estimate of the cost and the work required on the cemetery road from the city boundary to the cemetery and report at next Council meeting if possible. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That whereas owing to the increasing population of the City the present number of police is not sufficient to patrol the City.

Be it therefore resolved that two additional members be appointed according to the rules governing the force. Referred to the Finance Committee.

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Clark. That a Committee be appointed to take into consideration the erection of a Market building and report to this council at its next meeting. Carried.
His Worship appointed Alderman Clark, Horne and McConnell to act as the Committee.

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Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman McConnell. That the Fire, Water & Light Committee be authorized to purchase six Flexible Branches, One hose wagon and 2,000 feet of hose. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That to avoid loss of time in arriving at a decision in regard to the street sprinkling the matter be left to the discretion of the Board of Works to make such contract for watering such streets as to them may seem in the best interests of the City. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Salsbury. Whereas by a resolution of the Council passed on the 15th day of April AD 1889 referring to the arrangements made for the construction of Granville Street Bridge by this City and the making of certain roads and the construction of bridges across the North Arm of the Fraser River by the C. P. R. Co and the Municipality of Richmond respectively, the attention of said municipality was called by said resolution to the fact that this City had fulfilled its part of the aforesaid agreement and that said Municipality had not done what it agreed to do at a meeting between delegates from the Council of said Municipality from the C. P. R. Co and a Committee of this Council in January 1888.

And whereas the Council of said Municipality by resolution refused to receive the said resolution of this Council for

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reasons set forth at length in the resolution of said Council of Richmond.

And whereas it is true that, though in said resolution of said Council of Richmond, it is alleged that no definite arrangement was made by it with this City or with the said C. P. R. Co. but that only a conditional agreement was made by said Council.

And whereas it is true that at the meeting of Delegates aforesaid, the Delegates from Richmond mentioned the sum of $20,000 as the probable cost of said bridges of which the Provincial Government, it was alleged, would bear one half.

And whereas it was understood by the Delegates from this City and from the C. P. R. Co. that it was the true intent of the agreement with said Municipality of Richmond that the said bridges were to be built at whatever cost by said Municipality with such aid as it might be able to obtain from the Provincial Government and that the City of Vancouver would build the Granville Street Bridge and so constructing the agreement made at the meeting aforesaid, though the delegates for this City mentioned 13 to $18,000 as the sum it would expend in the construction of Granville Street Bridge; still feeling that the City was pledging itself through its Delegates to said Municipality of Richmond to build the bridge at any cost, this Council paid $22, 000 for the construction of same in order to act up to the spirit of its understanding with said Municipality of Richmond.
And whereas in accordance with an arrangement made at said meeting of delegates, this Council

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petitioned the Provincial Government to make a grant in aid of the works which said Municipality agreed to perform and His Worship the Mayor and several members of this Board in their private capacities as well as the Board of Trade of Vancouver have used their best efforts to procure such aid from said Government and have continued and are continuing such efforts to the present time, and in view of these facts the allegation contained in the said resolutions of the Council of Richmond that this Council acted rather as an enemy than a friend is noted with much surprise and regret by this Board.

Be it therefore resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen in Council assembled that this Board will always be ready to render every assistance in its power in furthering any project which may have for its object the development of the resources of the Province and this District in particular and as an evidence of its good faith in so doing, it expended almost double the sum anticipated by it when it entered into the agreement with the C. P. R. Co and the Municipality of Richmond.

And be it further resolved that this Board sincerely regrets the tone of the resolution of said Municipality just read and hopes that the Council of the same will on more mature deliberation acquit the Council of this City of any motives either selfish or numerical to the progress of its Sister Corporation.

And be it further resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Council of said Municipality informing it of the feelings of this Council respecting said resolution. Carried.

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Notice of Motion

Alderman McConnell gave notice that he would at the next meeting of Council introduce a By-Law for the purpose of regulating the erection of telegraph poles, telephone poles and electric light poles in the different streets and lanes in the City of Vancouver.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Chinese residents to be evicted from Stanley Park – June 3, 1889

Health inspector to remove “nuisances” along the Park Road, “particularly the Chinese in the vicinity of the Lodge”. [Stanley] Park ranger instructed to impound dogs without license tags. Call for tenders to supply fire alarms to city.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 28-35

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Vancouver June 3rd 1889

The Council met on Monday, June 3rd 1889.

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

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Secretary of the Fire Brigade asking that the Revenue Tax be paid to the Department instead of to the Government. Filed.

From the Knights of Labor asking the Council not to expend $1,200.00 in copies of the West Shore. Filed.

From W. H. Evans et al asking for the improvement of Keefer Street. Referred to the Board of Works.

From S. McHugh et al praying that J. B. Babington be appointed City Wharfinger. Laid on the Table.

From O. Burnitt et al praying for certain Street improvements in Ward 5. Referred to the B of Works.

From Wm S. Kene in reference to the License on Commercial Travellers and Commission Merchants. Referred to the License Committee.

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From H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the C. P. R., Co informing Council that the Vancouver Wharfage and Storage Co had recognized the rights of the Co. to the Beach at that point. Laid on the table.

Reports

Works No 15
The Board of Works met on Thursday May 30th 1889 a full Board being present:

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:-

Wm. Power, Granville Street $110.00
F. Young, Dunsmuir Street 90.10
do Columbia Av. 227.01
Goodmurphy & McLellan, Pender St et al 124.07
McMellan & Kelly, Seymour St. 123.50
Francis Crosbie, Lane in B13, 541 50.25
Boyd & Clandening, Richards St. 50.00
McDonald & Cameron, Barclay St 20.00
A. Bunker, Hastings St. etc. 105.00
Crowder & Penzer, feed 1.50
C. P. R. Co Granville Street 265.00
James Hartney, Nicola Street 55.14
DL. Gow, Lane in Block 8, 196 303.13
D. McAlister, Hawks Av. 264.18
D. McDonald, Hastings St. Sec 2 457.20
Augus Fraser, Heatley Av. 329.12
do Oppenheimer St 695.86
H. Blyth et al Street Ward 58.52

2. That James Ironside’s tender for the construction of the Pound fence be accepted and also the tender of Angus Fraser for the grading of Seymour Street between Drake and Pacific Streets.

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3. That Dr. Park be permitted to erect a tool shed to be used while constructing his building.

4. That the Hon. F. G. Vernon be furnished with an Estimate of the Cost of Constructing a road from the City Boundary to the East Park.

5. That Baldwell & Co. be allowed 8 cts a cubic yard for filling up the streets from an excavation on Cordova Street.

6. That J. Brenton be engaged at $50.00 per month to clean and repair the Sewers and that he be placed on the monthly pay-roll; such salary to date from May 1st 1889.

7. That Charles Walker be engaged as temporary Pound Keeper at 75 cts per day and pound fees, pending the completion of the pound fence and buildings.

Sgd. S. Brighouse, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brewer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the report of the Board of works be adopted. Carried.

Health No 7

The Board of Health met on Tuesday May 28th, 1889.

Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham, Brewer and Costello.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid

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Leask and Johnson, Freight $28.00
John Wolfe, Scavengering 9.00

2. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the subdividing of the upper ward of the City Hospital estimated cost $125.00.

Sgd. James Whetham, Chairman

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

F. W. & L. No 8

The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday May 29th 1889. Present His Worship, the Mayor, Aldermen Brighouse, McConnell, Whetham and Oppenheimer.

We beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

Vancouver Water Works Co, Connections $158.10
Sorenson & Co., Polishing Paste 1.50
Van City Foundry, Repairs 20.00
Telephone Co., Rents 8.00
Elec. Ill. Co. Lights 259.89
J. McAllister, Blacksmithing 16.05
F. W. Hart, Chimney .50
Palmer Bros, Feed 28.88
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 10.05
J. G. Garvin, fixing fire hall 120.00
W. I. Milross, Painting 58.00
R. Rutherford, Horse hire 60.00
Dominion Express Co. 6.35

2. That the Fire Inspector be instructed to have an Electric Light placed on the corner of Abbott & Pender Streets.

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3. That one dozen lanterns be purchased for the Fire Department.

4. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the furnishing of a complete Fire Alarm System with insulated wires for this City not to be less than 10 Alarm Boxes with full particulars and sample box to accompany each tender; also for the furnishing of 75 or more Arc Electric Lights of 2,000 candle power each, the System to be approved of by the Council and the contract to extend over a period of 5 years.

Separate bids will be received for steam or water power or either said tenders to be received up to July 15th 1889.

Sgd. I. Oppenheimer, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the F. W. & L. Report be adopted. Carried.

Park No 6

The Park Committee met on Thursday May 30th 1889 and beg to recommend:

1. That the following accounts be paid:

F. Young, final on Park Lodge 156.00
L. Davies, Packing Cases 1.50
Charles Packe, Drayage 3.00
G. W. Urquhart, Drayage 1.50
Fewster & Co. Feed 6.51
Royal City Planing Mills Co. 20.74
Mallendine & Sansom 15.60
Chilberg & Davis, feed 3.25
Palace Livery Stable 13.00

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L. Burke et al, Labor on Park $375.50
J. M. Collins, Drayage 1.00

2. That the Park Ranger be instructed to impound all dogs running at large in the Park without tags.

3. That the Health Inspector be instructed to take the necessary steps towards removing nuisances along the Park Road especially the Chinese in the vicinity of the Lodge.

Sgd. Thos. F. McGuigan, Secretary

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

Finance No 16

The Finance Committee met on Friday May 31st 1889.

Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Salsbury, Whetham and Costello.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

C. P. Telegraph Co. $1.75
The World P & P. Co, Vouchers 82.55

Tenders have been received for the purchase of the $125,000 Debentures and were examined and considered by your committee.

We beg to recommend the acceptance of Hanson Bros. Tender at $101.55 for every $100 worth of Debentures payable in Vancouver, said tender being this most favourable.

The Reports of the Board of Works,

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Board of Health, Park Committee, and Fire, Water & Light Committee were submitted for the approval of Your Committee and are hereby recommended for the sanction of Council.

We further recommend that $200.00 be placed to the credit of the City Treasurer for the payment of petty cash accounts to be accounted for monthly.

Sgd. W. F. Salsbury, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman Brewer. That the Finance Report be adopted. Carried.

By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Horne. That the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to amend By-Law No 73 known as the Street Railway By-Law. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

Moved by Alderman Whetham seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the Rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to amend By-Law No 82 and other Liquor By-Laws. Carried.

The By-Law was then read a first time.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Brighouse. Resolved that the Board of Works be and it is hereby authorized to advertise for tenders for sprinkling certain streets in the City of Vancouver. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Horne. That the amendments to the Street Railway By-Law be read a second time. Carried.

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

It was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as council as complete without amendments.

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

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer, Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

City hospital now in operation – October 15, 1888

City hospital informally opened Sept 22 with only one ward operative. Visiting hours Wednesdays and Sundays only between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Citizens object to council’s “irregular” election of hospital medical staff. James Hartney to be compensated $280 for his property destroyed while he was quarantined. (more…)

Hospital medical staff appointed – September 17, 1888

Hospital medical staff appointed – September 17, 1888

Doctors Bell-Irving, Langis, Lefevre, McGuigan and Robertson appointed to medical staff for City Hospital. Board of Works has decided to have electric lighting in the new hospital. Request from John H. McMillan et al asking that the Corporation remove the (newly-built) Morgue from present location. (more…)