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Minutes from May 27 1891

Transcript     Original images Former Chief Engineer H.B. Warren brought a suit of $5,000 against Council for unlawful dismissal The mayor and Aldermen had their names struck off a document of resignation signed at the last meeting of Council.  One Alderman had refused to sign This document transcribed in March of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah […]

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Minutes from May 26, 1891

Transcript     Original images Alderman Brighouse refused to sign  resignation previously signed by Mayor and all Aldermen, in response to demand brought forth at a recent public meeting H. B. Warren brought suit against the City for wrongful dismissal. Aldermen Carroll and De Pencier made two unsuccessful motions to have the six Aldermen “whose action […]

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Minutes from May 18, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Request from Miss Bowes et al to “remove indecent pictures from advertising boards” The Electric Light Co. was instructed not to light the street lights on the night of full moon and for 2 nights before and after full moon The appointment of Mr. Tracy as Chief […]

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Minutes from May 11, 1891

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two Board of Works reports that “the South Park” (now Clark Park on Commercial Drive between 14th and 15th Avenues” is to be seeded at once”, and that Robson Street cannot “at present” to be made to open onto “the Park” (Stanley Park) The disagreement about the appointment […]

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Minutes from May 9, 1891 (Special Meeting)

Transcript     Original images A Special Meeting was held to consider the Works By-Law; the by-law was read over, signed, sealed, and sent to the newspapers for publication This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston

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Minutes from May 4, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two $1,032 to be paid to George Telford et al for their work on Brockton Point Athletic Grounds Mr. Thomson, owner of the building on the corner of Howe and Pender Streets, to be notified that his building is on the street line, and he must have it […]

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Minutes from April 29, 1891 (Special Meeting)

Transcript     Original document Brief meeting to finalize the appointment of Mr. J.M. Browning as Arbitrator on behalf of the City of Vancouver in the matter of the Vancouver Water Works This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS

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Minutes from April 22, 1891 (Special Meeting)

Transcript     Original images Special meeting to select an arbitrator on behalf of the City to work on the City’s purchase of the Vancouver Water Mr. Browning, Land Commissioner of the CPR selected to audit the Water Works books.  A list of several engineers reviewed for the position of third arbitrator Also discussed was the possibility […]

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Minutes from April 20, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two | part three In consideration of $2,000 grant given to the women’s and children’s hospital by the City, the Chairman of the Board of Health to be one of directors of the hospital Ongoing conflict over the firing of Chief Engineer Warren and the hiring of Mr. […]

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Minutes from April 13, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two City Clerk asked to contact telephone company for a discount on rates to city government telephones The entire Fire Department given raises This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS

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