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Minutes from October 15, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two letter received from Chief Justice Sir Matthew Begbie declining to hold a Court of Appeal on the Voters List. Daniel Oppenheimer’s company will continue to develop the wharf at the North End of Carrall Street and will eventually “convey” it to the City of Vancouver. […]

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Minutes from October 11, 1886

Transcript     Original document Volunteer Fire Brigade reports the approaches to the water tanks on Hastings and Oppenheimer Streets blocked with rubbish The City Fire Engineer instructed to ring the Fire Bell each day (except Sunday) at 7 a.m., 12 noon, and at 1 and 6 p.m. Railway Standard Time These minutes were transcribed […]

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Minutes from October 7, 1886

Transcript     Original document  A By-Law was passed to hold a vote among the Electors on whether to issue debentures for $6,9000 and another for $14,100 The City of Vancouver to use every legal means possible to obtain rights for wharfs and docks along the City Front.  City Clerk to provide a copy of […]

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Minutes from October 5, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two City writes to the Post Master General requesting the Post Office be moved to a more central location  between Abbott and Carrall Streets “before the rainy season sets in”. Two new by-laws passed to authorize further borrowing: to authorize the issue of $6,900 in Debentures […]

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Minutes from September 27, 1886

Transcript     Original document Request of property owners on Cordova Street to have their sidewalks built 18 inches above the road not allowed  City to write to the BC Government to ask for land for public cemetery (now Mountain View Cemetery) Board of Works to make sure that the wharf at the foot of […]

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Minutes from September 20, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two Mr. Cameron appointed new Fire Engineer at a salary of $60 per month. Hugh Keefer given a contract to gravel Water Street west of Cambie Street to CPR planking McDonald and Cameron given contract to “grub, level and plank” Hastings Street from Howe to Westminster (now […]

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Minutes from September 13, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two “Considerable repair” needed to the Fire Engine, perhaps due to defective workmanship. First Fire Engineer, ET Morris, resigns The C.P.R. has offered the City free use of its hospital, though the City must provide bedding and a steward to attend to City patients. City to take […]

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Minutes from Court of Revision September 8, 1886

Transcript     Original document A Court of Revision to make amendments to the (City Tax) Assessment Roll, in response to citizen’s individual appeals against their tax assessment. These minutes were transcribed in June, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance

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Minutes from September 6, 1886

Transcript     Original documents: part one | part two citizens protest against a new bylaw against building verandahs on the streets of Vancouver Dr. McGuigan to be paid $10 for performing an inquest following the death of A.G. Underwood Forbes and Linton submit a bill for $12.75 for making shackles (presumably for prisoners in […]

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Minutes from August 30, 1886

Transcript     Original document proposal to build a slaughterhouse on the south side of False Creek refused on grounds of public health City to get loans to build Fire Hall & Lockup ($743) and a City Hall ($1,280) Council adjourns their meeting to the office of David Oppenheimer These minutes were transcribed in June, […]

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