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Minutes from May 23, 1887

Transcript     Original document By-Law No 33 excepting from taxation for 30 years “certain lands belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co.” was finalized and sent to the newspapers. Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries, “I have much pleasure in moving that we adjourn this evening in honor of this day […]

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Minutes from May 16, 1887

Transcript     Original document Police Commissioners have interviewed applicants, but delayed appointment of Police Officers for one week The News-Advertiser’s tender accepted for City’s advertising for the year at 3 cents per line (10 lines per inch) for the first insertion, and 2 cents per line for each subsequent insertion The transcription of this […]

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Minutes from May 9, 1887

Transcript     Original document Police Committee recommends the hiring of a Police Court Clerk to attend at police court, take down evidence, receive fines paid into Court, and keep account of prisoners committed $500 to be to the Nanaimo Relief Fund sent on behalf of the citizens of Vancouver to assist the families and […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting May 6, 1887

Transcript     Original document Special Meeting to receive Engineer C. Schussler’s report on the Water Works proposal.  The City Solicitor instructed to prepare agreement and Bylaw that the Company “be limited to an issue of $280,000 first mortgage Bonds leaving interest at 3 per centum per annum.” The transcription of this Vancouver City Council […]

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Minutes from May 2, 1887

Transcript     Original document E.J. Clark offered to donate seven acres to the City for a Park in consideration of Council improving certain streets; Council replied it “cannot accept Mr. Clark’s offer at present” Petitions for improvement of Dumsmiur, Barnard, and Harris Streets referred to the City Engineer to examine and report on each […]

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Minutes from April 23, 1887

Transcript     Original document James Crowley appointed Night Scavenger, and W. W. Ayer Day Scavenger A.R. Coughtry allowed to open slaughter house, provided he complies with health by-laws C. G. Johnson presented a petition signed by 350 citizens requesting a park for recreation grounds City Clerk asked to send request to the Secretary of State […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting April 21, 1887

Transcript     Original document Special Meeting to review proposed agreement with the CPR exempting certain of their lands from taxation Date for taking the votes of the electors on this issue, and appointment of returning officers established 100 copies of the agreement with the Coquitlam Water Works to be printed The transcription of this […]

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Minutes from April 18, 1887

Transcript     Original document Four applications received for the position of City Scavenger The Board of Works recommended the $500 deposit of contractor William Harkins be declared forfeit, as he had not completed his contract on time.  Council denied the recommendation, asking the Board to reconsider. City forms petition to Dominion Government to establish […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting April 15, 1887

Transcript     Original document Special Meeting to review the draft agreement between the City and the Coquitlam Water Works Company and to consider a grant to be given to L. Samels publisher of the “West Shore”, and to M. Picken, publisher of “Hand Book”. Aldermen Lefevre, Hamilton, and Mannion to review the two pamphlets […]

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Minutes from April 11, 1887

Transcript     Original document City Engineer E.B. Mohun to survey and make a contour map of the City between Burrard Street and Campbell Avenue and north of False Creek at a cost of $150 A special committee met with manager H. Abbott of the CPR; the CPR required a tract of land extending east […]

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