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Minutes from January 2, 1888

Transcripts      Original documents First Council Meeting with Mayor David Oppenheimer. Meetings generally Monday 7:30 PM. Standing Committees created – Finances, Board of Works, Fire Water and Light, Board of Health. You can read the whole text of Mayor Oppenheimer’s speech to Council here.

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Minutes from January 10, 1887

Transcript      Original document Use of City Hall for County Court granted to the Provincial Government free of charge Two bidders present plans to supply water works to Vancouver: E. A. Wilmot of the Coquitlam Water Works Company and G. A. Keefer of the the Capilano Water Works Company Chas. G. Johnson and John Devine […]

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Minutes from January 3, 1887

Transcript      Original document Standing Committees for the year to be five members each with the Mayor as Ex Officio member of each. Newly-elected Alderman David Oppenheimer moves that the Finance Committee put together a plan “for a general loan to be floated for improvement purposes generally and for starting up new debentures issued under […]

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Minutes from July 19, 1886

Transcript      Original document The Board of Works is authorized to dig a trench along the water course from Pender Street to Water Street, and plow under “decayed vegetable matter and rotten wood” presenting a fire hazard.  Owners of the lots in question to be charged for clearing.

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Minutes from July 5, 1886

Transcript      Original documents Only $89 was reported as received from Police Court fines, which was thought to be “an unreasonably low sum.”  It was noted that all fees, fines, etc. are to be deposited in the City Treasury once a day, and that the Treasurer must report any delinquencies at once to the Mayor and […]

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Minutes from June 30, 1886

Transcript      Original document A Special Meeting to adopt the report of the City Engineer about new rates on Water Street.

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Minutes from June 28, 1886

Transcript      Original document Council met in the Relief Committee Tent. City Clerk to write to John D. Ronald accepting the terms he offered for the purchase of a Fire Engine in May. City Clerk also to write to manufacturers of fire bells for future City purchase.

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Minutes from June 22, 1886

Transcript      Original document Special meeting; first meeting after the Great Fire of June 13, 1886. City Clerk authorized to contract with McDonald and Cameron for work on Water Street at a cost of $3,800, to be paid 60 days from the date of the contract. City Debentures amounting to $4,500 to be sold for […]

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Minutes from June 10, 1886

Transcript      Original document Map published by H.B. Smith endorsed as official Map of the City. Liquor By-Law No. 5 finalized and sent to British Columbia Gazette for publication.

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Minutes from June 7, 1886

Transcript      Original document Communication received from Dr. McGuigan re: Voter’s List, no action taken City of Vancouver charged 50 cents per day board for each City prisoner held in the provincial Jail. City unable to pay at this point, but asks that accounts be kept so they can pay in future. Royal City Planing […]

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