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Minutes from August 23, 1886

Transcript     Original document Bank of British Columbia agreed to lend the city $10,000. Chairmen of City Committees to review their budgets and work together to form “a scheme for the best expenditures of that contemplated loan” As False Creek’s navigable waters are essential to many businesses on the shore, no one shall be […]

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Minutes from August 13, 1886

Transcript     Original document “To have everything in readiness in case of sudden fire,” tanks to be placed on each of the two City wharves, each tank large enough to hold 200 gallons of fresh water.  Near each water tank to be set a locked coal bin containing half a ton of coal These […]

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Minutes from August 9, 1886

Transcript     Original document Mayor and selected aldermen to go to Victoria to negotiate a bank loan for $8,000 to cover remainder of year’s expenses City Treasurer hired at $25 per month, and a safe purchased at $410 Alderman E. P. Hamilton to supervise construction of Council Chambers and offices for City Clerk and […]

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Minutes from August 6, 1886

Transcript     Original document City formally presented with Fire Engine Council voted thanks to Mr. John D. Ronald of Brussels, Ontario, supplier of the fire engine, for his courteous and generous assistance to the City after the fire also to pay $6,905 for the fire engine over a ten year period at 7% interest […]

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Minutes from August 3, 1886

Transcript     Original document Among the expenses approved was a payment of $6.50 to David Gibb for the making of a coffin Liquor Bylaw No. 5 was finalized and sent to the Gazette for publication These minutes were transcribed in June, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White and funded through the generosity of Darrin […]

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Minutes from August 2, 1886

Transcript     Original document C. M. Morris decided on as City Engineer. Salary fixed at $60 per month plus room in the Fire Hall Lots 11, 12, 13 & 14 in Block Three (3) subdivision of Lot 196 accepted as a gift from Mr. David Oppenheimer as the site for City Hall and Civic […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting August 2, 1886

Transcript    Original document A Special Meeting to agree to pay $350.70 freight charges on the new Fire Engine from Brussels (Ontario) to Vancouver 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 July 28, 1886

Transcript     Original document David Oppenheimer offers a choice of two city lots on Powell Street as a donation for future City Buildings. Alderman E.P. Hamilton to supervise, and the City to pay twenty five dollars toward clearing all flammable materials from Cambie Street from the Bay to Cordova Street, providing the property owners […]

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Minutes from July 26, 1886

Transcript     Original document Plans for a Fire Hall to be drafted at once, and budget of $100 set for purchase of a Fire Bell A roadway at the foot of Carrall Street is being constructed for the Steam Fire Engine These minutes were transcribed in June, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White and […]

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Minutes from July 21, 1886

Transcript     Original document A committee was formed to investigate charges against Police Commissioner John Boultbee. Two water tanks to be constructed, one at the intersection of Water & Cordova Streets, the other at Oppenheimer & Columbia. These minutes were transcribed in June 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White and funded through the generosity […]

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