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Minutes from January 26, 1891

Transcript      Original images Misses Woodward and Drummond, nurses at the City Hospital, ask for increases of salary The Market Committee asks the Board of Works to consider an additional exit from the Market Building as a precaution in case of fire.  The Board of Works urged immediate action The Board of Works also directs […]

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Minutes from January 19, 1891

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Residents of Mount Pleasant requested a police beat in their area, and a delegation also presented Council their strong objection to the nuisance (odor) from  Slaughter Houses nearby Tenders to be invited to supply the City with coal, wood, and feed for 1891, with the […]

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Minutes from January 14, 1891 (Special Meeting)

Transcript     Original document Council met with Mr. Imrie Bell to discuss the proposed graving dock (drydock) Bank of BC confirmed that the investors were good for the amount required Mr. Bell agreed that after the completion of the project no Chinese workers would be employed.  (The Vancouver Labour Council had also requested to Council that […]

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Minutes from January 12, 1891

Transcript    Original images: part one | part two Additional committees for the year 1891 were formed. Council asked for a breakdown of all legal expenses for the year 1890. The resignation of Alderman Garden was accepted.

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Minutes from January 5, 1891 (12:00 pm meeting)

Transcript     Original Images Six committees for the year 1891 established with some initial disagreement about the composition of the Finance Committee and the Board of Works.  The Licensing Board, Health Committee, Police Committee, and the Fire, Water and Light Committee were established without opposition. Aldermen Brighouse and Templeton both gave lengthy notices of motion. This […]

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Minutes from January 5, 1891 (10:00 am meeting)

Transcript     Original Images In this final meeting for the Council of 1890, the annual reports of the committees and the City Auditor were received and filed.  The Mayor thanked the Council for their services, the Council thanked the Mayor for his courteous manner in presiding over the deliberations, and the Council adjourned Sine Die (“without […]

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Minutes from December 29, 1890 (7:30 pm meeting)

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Purchases of a 12 ton steam roller ($2,883.00) and a rock crusher ($2,576.00) both from Ch. P. Coulson, approved in spite of a motion to put the decision off a week for the incoming Council to deal with City officials to be paid on the last day […]

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Minutes from December 29, 1890 (10:00 am meeting)

Transcript     Original images A Special Meeting to resolve to offer financial incentive to any company who could build a “graving dock” (dry dock) for less than $100,000.  A By-Law was drafted, and a date and time fixed for an election to ratify the By-Law. These minutes were transcribed in December, 2015 guest transcriber Donna Kynaston

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Minutes from December 22, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Lawyer Thomas Boultbee presents a request on behalf of the Chinese community that they be allotted a separate plot of land in the cemetery Two miles of wire to be purchased to extend the range of the Fire Alarm. No reduction be made in the Salary of […]

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Minutes from December 15, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two St. Johns Ambulance Association offers free first aid training to police and fire departments The Board of Works begins to consider paving the roads – a budget to be prepared comparing different grades of paving and the equipment necessary to carry out each grade The Police Committee […]

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