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Minutes from June 16, 1890

transcript     original documents: part 1 | part 2 Motion to overturn the $10 raise in salary of hospital matron Miss Swan was defeated. Miss Swan’s salary remained at $50 per month. Council to contact Provincial Government re delays in construction of court house building and ask that a temporary registry office be established […]

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Minutes from June 2, 1890

transcript     original images: part 1 | part 2 Request from G. Perrie & Matsado Sora Kiche asking Council to cancel the License imposed on wrestlers. All unlicensed dogs running at large to be seized City to specify in its public works contracts that all mechanics and laborers be limited to a nine hour […]

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Minutes from May 26, 1890

transcript     original images: part one | part two The fountain donated to the City by the Foundry and Machine Shops would be  located at the corner of Hastings and Carrall Streets, on the land given to the city by the CPR for that purpose. Laborers for the Corporation of the City of Vancouver’s work […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting May 13, 1890

transcript     original document: part one | part two Mr. Herman Schussler, C.E of San Francisco to come to Vancouver to test the water works. Sansom and Dawson have replied “in insulting terms” to City Council’s letter about completion date of the Market Building.

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Minutes from May 5, 1890

transcript      original document Salaries set for 23 fire department employees. All sewer connections to be seen by Health Inspector before pipes can be laid. C.B. Higginson receives contract for street sprinkling (to reduce flying dust) at $5.00 a day when required.

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Minutes from April 28, 1890

transcript     original document: part one | part two Looking into whether the City “can compel the owners” of the lots in the low lands on the North side of Water Street in the Old Granville Townsite to “fill them up to high water mark to abate the disagreeable stench therefrom”. Lengthy list of […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting April 26, 1890

transcript     original document Special meeting to review liquor license bylaws

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Minutes from April 21, 1890

transcript     original document Request from Robert Dickie and others asking the Council to allow them to use the Common South of Nelson Street for herding their cattle. Meanwhile, “…while everything possible is being done by the Council to put a stop to animals running at large and damaging property, the citizens are urgently requested to have […]

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Minutes from April 14, 1890

transcript     original document: part one | part two O. W. Ellison awarded contract for supplying milk to all departments of the city at 23 cents per gallon. Alderman J.M. Browning, also elected President of B C Sugar Refining Company to whom Council has granted a sizeable bonus, assured that “his being a Director […]

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Minutes from March 30, 1890

transcript      original document Representatives from the Hackmen have met with Police Committee and set standard fares to apply at all times except public holidays. Health department has tested the milk supplied to the Hospital and determined it is not up to the specified standard. Another supplier will be selected immediately. City forms strongly-worded […]

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