Taxpayers to be polled June 21, 1892 regarding tax increase to fund schools, sewers and water works extensions. Council refuses (by one vote) to reimburse former Mayor Oppenheimer $500 spent out of his own funds on City business. A.M. Beattie proposes to lease the Market Hall. The By-Law to change the name of Oppenheimer Street to Cordova Street was defeated on the second reading.
Pavement for Hastings, Cordova, Carrall, Abbott and Cambie Streets to be paid by frontage tax (city pays 1/3, owners pay 2/3). Property owners on these streets must get their water and gas connections in before paving takes place. Water temporarily shut off to the Rogers Sugar Refinery during the City takeover of the Water Works.
Letter received from R.D. Pith thanking Council for giving him an artificial leg. Condition of city street lights is a problem. The Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co. “urged to erect all lights that they had been notified to purchase last year”. $34.70 to be paid to the City of Victoria “for the keep of the leper”. Oppenheimer Brothers protest against the Standard Oil Co.’s potential oil warehouse on Block 7.196.
The Council granted the Water Works contract for cast iron pipes, lead pipes, and lead to Bell-Irving and Paterson, commerical merchants at 436 Cordova Street. Use of the hall at the City Market was granted free for a hospital fund-raiser. By-Laws completed on vagrancy, liquor, use of guns within City limits, health, trades licensing, bread, and the pound.