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Minutes from March 23, 1891

Transcript     Original images Mayor Oppenheimer sends regrets and protest against “illegal” appointment of Thomas Tracy as City Engineer Council to send letter of protest against the Attorney General’s reported intention to change several details of the City Charter The meeting was adjourned out of respect to the memory of former Alderman Dr. James […]

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Minutes from March 20, 1891 (Special Meeting)

Transcript    Original images Special Meeting to consider applicants for the position of Chief Engineer Mayor David Oppenheimer not present; Alderman Dowell appointed Chairman Thomas H. Tracy of London, Ontario was unanimously selected This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston

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Minutes from March 16, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two A majority vote of two thirds of the aldermen present compelled Mayor Oppenheimer to sign the minutes of February 23, 24, 28 and March 9. Vancouver Trades and Labour council requested that the Chain Gang not be employed on Street Work. A bylaw to regulate the storage […]

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Minutes from March 9, 1891

Transcript     Original documents Mayor David Oppenheimer declined to sign the minutes of the last meeting beyond the point at which he left the Chair and the special meetings Alderman Brighouse moved and Alderman Brown seconded a motion that the Mayor leave the Chair, and the motion was carried 5-4.  The City Solicitor gave the opinion […]

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Minutes from February 28, 1891 (Special Meeting)

Transcript     Original images Mayor and Aldermen Godfrey, Brown, Hobson, Scoullar, Carroll, McDowell, and Templeton to go to Victoria to meet the members of the Legislature with the view of having the proposed amendments to the Vancouver Water Works Co’s Act opposed This document transcribed in January of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson

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Minutes from February 24, 1891 (Special Meeting)

Transcript     Original images Council met at 1:30 pm to read a telegram from the mayor of Halifax calling for assistance for the sufferers of the Springhill Mining Disaster. $500 was telegraphed at once for their relief. This document transcribed in January of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson

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Minutes from February 23, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two The Board of Works report instructs the City Clerk be to fire the current Engineering Department staff and advertise for a new staff (Alderman Brighouse, Godfrey, Templeton and Brown supporting the motion, Alderman de Pencier dissenting). Mayor David Oppenheimer refuses to put the question to council, as […]

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Minutes from February 16, 1891

Transcript     Original documents Request received from John McCulloch asking to be reimbursed for his clothing lost through being imprisoned in the City Jail. Alderman Garden resigned.  Newly-elected Alderman Scoullar assigned to Finance, Police, and Health committees in his place. Council sends condolences to New Westminster Council on the loss of life and property due to […]

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Minutes from February 12, 1891

Transcript    Original images: part one | part two H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the C.P.R., denies C.P.R.’s responsibility to “furnish, at its own cost” the protection Council has requested at certain street crossings. The Board of Works orders that the City Morgue be connected to the water works and public sewers.  The lawyer for […]

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Minutes from February 2, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Mount Pleasant is growing: – citizens request an electric light at the intersection of Westminster Ave (now Kingsway/Main) and Eighth Ave, and – the Police Committee recommends the hire of an extra officer to form a beat “south of False Creek” The Sugar Refinery Committee toured the […]

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