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Minutes from August 22, 1887

Transcript     Original document Letter received from A.R. Diplock asking that the City purchase his hand grenades (?!) Fred S. Clark, agent for the Imperial Oil Co asking permission to erect a ware house near Carl Avenue on Railway Street, granted permission on the same terms as the Standard Oil Company Fire Water and […]

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Minutes from August 16, 1887

Transcript     Original document W.P. Johnson, Manager of Standard Oil Company, asked permission to build a warehouse Board of Works recommended improvements to a number of streets, totalling $15,734.00 Alderman D. Oppenheimer introduced a by-law to offer a bonus to anyone building a Foundry and Smelting Works within the City The (absent) Mayor authorized […]

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Minutes from August 8, 1887

Transcript     Original document Council unable to make a grant of money to the BC Rifle Association Doctors Robertson, Beckinsale, and Langis all applied for the position of Medical Health Officer.  Appointment laid off for one week. James Hartney allowed to sink a well on Dupont Street (today’s Pender Street) on the understanding that […]

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Minutes from August 1, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two Board of Works recommend that the Contract for Granville Street be awarded to McDonald and Cameron; Cambie Street to Wm. Harkins; Park Avenue and Johnston Street to Henry Bowers; Georgia Street to Wm. Harkins, Seventh Avenue to W.L. McDonald, Fire Hall to McDonald & Holden […]

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Minutes from July 25, 1887

Transcript     Original document  Permission granted for the Base Ball Club to erect a small building for a Caretaker on the Park grounds City treasurer to pay the freight on the hook and ladder truck and the half year’s interest on the $114,100 debenture Finance Committee have considered the draft form of lease submitted […]

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Minutes from July 18, 1887

Transcript     Original document Mr. Owen Hughes, steward of the Hospital, granted $25 in compensation for loss of money and property during his efforts to save the hospital building during the May 31 fire Mr. E.J. Clark of Toronto’s offer of a lot for a City Hospital was considered, but the Board of Health […]

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Minutes from July 11, 1887

Transcript     Original document City Clerk to write to the Provincial Government asking that a road be constructed “from the North Arm of the Fraser River in a direct line from Sea and Lulu Islands to False Creek” City Solicitor T.T. Black advises Council to “resist” the claim of A.M. Grant for sherry seized […]

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Minutes from July 4, 1887

Transcript     Original document William Harkins’ tender for constructing sewers was accepted City Clerk to advise all present and future contractors that if contracts with the City are not completed in the specified time, City Council will take them off the contractors’ hands, complete them, and bill the contractor for the cost Vote of […]

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Minutes from June 27, 1887

Transcript     Original document Cemetery to be enclosed by a rail fence with cedar posts to be sunk 2 ½ feet below ground, and a double gate Requests for opening up of Ninth Street (now Broadway) and Quebec Street put off until later Board of Works accepted L. Law’s tender to furnish cast iron […]

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Minutes from June 20, 1887

Transcript     Original document Claim from A.M. Grant for compensation for “wine drank by the police”. Order from J. H. Gray, Judge of Supreme Court ordering to pay (City Clerk) T.F. McGuigan ten dollars for “services connected with the Revision of the Voter’s List” Alderman Alexander appointed Trustee for the “investment of the Sinking […]

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