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Minutes from November 14, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two Police Committee recommends pro-rata licensing of pawn brokers and second hand stores till the end of the year. Board of Works to present a report on the numbering of houses and naming of streets. These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris […]

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Minutes from November 7, 1887

Transcript     Original document City Council supports the establishment of a Government of Canada experimental farm in Coquitlam The City to purchase Lots one to ten, Block 38 District Lot 541 from the CPR at $250.00 each in order to build a hospital.  Hospital to be built on the plans drafted by A. E. […]

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Minutes from October 24, 1887

Transcript     Original document The special committee has selected a suitable site for the City Hospital, and council agrees to look into buying the lot from the CPR, as well as a lot beside the public school for recreation grounds The City to indemnify Police Magistrate Black against fines and charges in the course […]

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Minutes from October 17, 1887

Transcript     Original document $500 Government Grant receive to be given to the fire brigade for its work Proposed agreement between the Vancouver City Iron Works Co. and the City was approved City Solicitor gives his opinion that accounts in which “members of the corporation” [city councillors] are personally interested should not be paid […]

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Minutes from October 10, 1887

Transcript     Original document City to call for tenders for the construction of a City Hospital The City Engineer to estimate the cost of constructing a road around the park and call for tenders By-Law introduced by Alderman D Oppenheimer to license pawnbrokers and second-hand stores These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by […]

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Minutes from October 3, 1887

Transcript     Original image W.W. Ayers resigned as City Scavenger The Fire Department to build or purchase a stable Dr. Beckingsale paid $10.00 for conducting a post-mortem Vancouver Gas company allowed to lay pipes under city streets, providing they do not interfere with sewers, and that the streets be left in as good repair […]

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Minutes from September 24, 1887 Special Meeting

Transcript     Original images A cost of two dollars and fifty cents set for a cemetery plot large enough for a single burial, a whole plot costing twenty five dollars and a quarter plot eight dollars City accepted offer from Mr. J. J. Irwin to purchase 19 feet along Cambie Street and 33 feet […]

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Minutes from September 5, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two The City Engineer to ensure that the contractors on Granville Street do no burning in the vicinity of the C.P.R. Hotel The Finance Committee recommended payment of $10 to widow Leonora Z. Hughes for the inquest on her late husband Fire Water and Light Committee […]

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Minutes from August 29, 1887

Transcript     Original document Draft agreement between the Electric Illuminating Light Co. and the City referred to City Solicitor Complaint from R.G. Tatlow that the lane near Dunlevy Avenue was being used as a dumping ground for stumps etc. Payment of $2.00 approved to W.W. Ayer for a “dead horse” (presumably for the removal […]

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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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