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Minutes from March 12, 1888

Transcripts     Original Documents: part one | part two Mr. Pitt asks remuneration for loss of leg through being run over by fire engine. Mr. Abbott [CPR] asked to kindly remove fence on Heatley Avenue and to construct crossing on railway. Numerous calls for tender to improve streets. Bridge on Pender Street near brewery, […]

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Minutes from March 5, 1888

Transcripts      Original documents: part one | part two | part three Five dollar reward to report those dumping on city streets. Approved $20 to man whose team of horses had been destroyed after being infected by glanders. Approval to raise $125,000 by way of debentures for general improvements. Request to provincial government to sell lands […]

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Minutes from February 27, 1888

Transcripts      Original documents: part one | part two Rev. Robson asks to restrict liquor traffic. No action taken. Request to sign advertising case on Cordova Street. Several requests for improvements to streets. Petition to amend the charter reducing qualifications for office and voting. Request for bridge over North Arm to Lulu Island and another to […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting February 23, 1888

Transcripts      Original documents Special meeting to review an agreement between the City and Claude Gauthier to build a smelting works within city limits

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Minutes from February 13, 1888

Transcripts      Original documents: part one | part two Request to the federal government for a bridge across the North Arm of the Fraser River. Request to relax by law for the mixing of mortar on the street.

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Minutes from February 6, 1888

Transcripts      Original documents: part one | part two Request to the federal government to build lighthouse at First Narrows because of large increase in vessels. Request to federal government for permission to build Granville Bridge to ultimately connect to North Arm of the Fraser River.

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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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Minutes from January 16, 1888

Transcripts      Original documents City Solicitor gives opinion that Keefer not guilty of breach of contract by buying gravel from Chinese. Amended lease for CPR for Cricket Grounds submitted. Payment of $600 to Keefer Street for gravel. Bylaw introduced to regulate firing of guns, setting off firecrackers and bonfires. Changes to Park Road and Bridge across […]

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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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