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Minutes from January 30, 1888

transcripts     original documents Ald. Brighouse granted three months leave of absence. Map of Foreshore of False Creek submitted. Petition from city officials asking their salary be paid on the first of every month. Report requested for comparison of cost on vitrified or wooden sewers and making them deep enough to drain basements. Board […]

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Minutes from January 23, 1888

Transcripts       Original Documents Committee appointed to meet with Richmond Committee regarding constructing bridges from Lulu Island and Sea Island. Map submitted with streets with sewers and plans for additional. Alexander and Oppenheimer recommend street trees be planted. Request to Province for 64 acres of land in Hastings Townsite for public park for […]

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Mayor David Oppenheimer’s speech to Council, January 2, 1888

Original documents David Oppenheimer’s inaugural speech to Council Jan 02, 1888.  In addition to the existing committees, he established the following: Finance Committee Board of Works Board of Health Police Commissioners He also recommended the establishment of a P.O. savings bank, a resident judge, a land registry office, an immigration reception facility, additional schools for […]

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Minutes from January 9, 1888

Transcripts     Original Documents Letter from F Munro noting that Keefer has hired Chinese, letter from Keefer explaining. Reports from the Committees established the previous week. Appointment of Council Committee under Mayor Oppenheimer to purchase team of horses for fire engine. Discussion about precautions regarding smallpox

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Minutes from December 30, 1887

Transcript     Original document Fred Munro draws the attention of Council “to the employment of Chinese on the Gravel Contract.” The contractor to be called upon to explain. Mayor M. A. MacLean paid seven hundred fifty dollars, according to By-Law number 53. These minutes were transcribed in October, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

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Minutes from December 27, 1887

Transcript     Original document James Hartney awarded contract to build Park Road Alderman Alexander granted $50 “for the purpose of settling the claims of Indians on the line of the Park Road for bushes and fences destroyed.” “That the City Engineer be instructed to report on the cost of constructing a bridge across False […]

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Minutes from December 19, 1887

Transcript     Original document  A number of complaints received about (street contractor) William Harkins’ granting of Power of Attorney to Dunn & Co. J. H Wert appreared before council on behalf of Harkins’ employees to report on the situation. Legal opinion requested from City Solicitor. A coal oil lamp to be placed at the […]

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Minutes from December 12,1887

Transcript     Original document City Clerk to enquire about the capacity of P. Fewster’s proposed mill to be built in Vancouver The Board of Works instructed the Chief of Police to have the Chain Gang improve a lane as petitioned by F. Boucher E. Cook awarded contract for plastering and masonry of City Hospital, […]

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Minutes from December 5, 1887

Transcript     Original document Council unable to grant the petition of A.W. Sullivan and others for the improvement of Trounce Alley, as the Works budget was exhausted. Among other accounts to be paid are subscriptions to the Leadville (Colorado) Herald, the Denver Republican, and the Alta California (California’s first daily newspaper, published in San […]

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Minutes from November 28, 1887

Transcript     Original document The Police Committee recommended the City immediately end the present system of boarding chain gang prisoners in private homes.  Eleven pairs of blankets were purchased for the cells, and a stove for the jail corridor Tenders were received for painting street signs.  M. J. Milross was awarded the contract, at […]

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