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Minutes from December 1, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Budget for library increased to $125 per month from $60. A Committee of four Aldermen and the Mayor find a site and develop a building suitable for a Reading Room, Library, Museum, and Lecture Room. Plan No 3 for Hastings Park Race Track was approved; the City […]

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Minutes from November 24, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two The Council is not in a position to approve the request of Miss Bowes to fund an Orphans’ Home, but strongly recommends it to next year’s Council The Finance Committee “unable to respond” to the Mayor’s Nov 10th proposal that the City purchase the Water Works, Gas […]

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Minutes from November 10, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Mayor Oppenheimer anxious to have the east park (Hastings Park) cleared in time for the Exhibition of 1892 Lengthy letter to the Vancouver Water Works, outlining unsuccessful negotiations to date to have the City Acquire the Water Works, and proposing Arbitration to settle the matter. Market Hall […]

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Minutes from November 3, 1890

Transcript     Original images Communications from Belle Smythe and many others protesting against a license being granted to the Imperial Opera house to sell spirituous liquors  A fee of 25 cents to be charged for a printed copy of the City By-Laws Mr. M.H. Hirschberg, President of The Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library […]

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Minutes of Special Meeting October 31, 1890

Transcript     Original images  Special Meeting to consider the report of the Water Works Committee The amount to be paid for the Water Works to be determined by an independent arbitration These minutes were transcribed in November, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

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Minutes from October 27, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two  Proposal received from the Phoenix Water Works Company to lay system of underground pipes for water supply 62 electric lights, 400 chairs, and 3 stoves to be purchased for Market Building $3,500 allocated to make the Cemetery Road passable “so that funerals can reach the cemetery…in the […]

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Minutes from October 20, 1890

Transcript     Original images Correspondence from James McGeer giving notice that he would close Westminster Road running through his property within ninety days unless some arrangement was made with him Question of whether to omit taxes on improvements to existing real estate is deferred to next year’s Council These minutes were transcribed in November, 2015 by […]

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Minutes from October 13, 1890

Transcript     Original Images: part one | part two | part three Correspondence from Miss Bowes asking Council to provide a separate apartment in the Jail for female prisoners Board of Works…”strongly urge[s] the Council to… get rid of the present and rapidly increasing number of squatters along the shore of Burrard Inlet and False Creek […]

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Minutes from September 30, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two BC Government informs Council that Mr R.H. Alexander was appointed Reviser of Municipal Voters Lists for 1890 Police force to be issued rubber coats and boots “for use while on duty” City to contract with the Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co. to build a garbage burning facility […]

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Minutes from September 22, 1890

Transcript     Original images: part one | part two Board of Health recommended to next year’s Council to set aside $2,500 to establish a hospital for women and children “as petitioned for by Mrs. Webster“ Board of Works reported the Market Building almost finished [the market was located just south of the existing Carnegie Community Centre  […]

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