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