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Minutes from April 4, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two Thos. Quann asked Council for “relief” (welfare benefits) for Neil Nicholson and D. McLeod. The Board of Health receives two accounts to be paid from “George, an Indian”, one for $6.00 for wood, another for $15.00 ( no details) A 19th century public-private partnership initiative: […]

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Minutes from March 28, 1887

Transcript     Original document Louisa Wilson asked privilege to dig a drain near her property on the corner of Hastings and Westminster Ave. (now Main St.) Muir and Pratt awarded contract for improvement of Hastings St. and Jas. Clandenning for Gore Ave. Aldermen Hamilton, Lefevre and D. Oppenheimer to negotiate purchase of five blocks […]

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Minutes from March 21, 1887

Transcript     Original document Aldermen Alexander, Couth, Lefevre and Mannion empowered to discharge some or all of the special constables hired following the “Chinese Riots”. The proposal of the Coquitlam Water Works adopted at a vote of 6-4, following a failed amendment to refer both proposals to a qualified engineer. The transcription of this […]

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Minutes from Court of Revision March 15, 1887

Transcript     Original document Court of Revision to review appeals on tax assessments.  Assessments on several properties were reduced because the taxpayer thought the assessment was too high, or the amount of land owned was less than assessed, or the land was used for hospital or other purposes exempt from taxation One honest citizen, […]

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Minutes from March 14, 1887

Transcript     Original document Bank of B.C. empowered to sell $164,000 worth of debentures on behalf of the Corporation (of Vancouver) MacDonald & Cameron granted contract for grubbing, grading and planking of Seymour, Richards, and Pender Streets William Harkins allowed an extension to complete his contract on Westminster Avenue City requests Province to “appoint […]

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Minutes from March 7, 1887

Transcript     Original document Mr. Boultbee brings the claim of Mr. Yune Chung for damage done by the mob; city solicitor T.T. Black’s opinion is that the City is not responsible The auditor in future is to make an itemized statement in his monthly reports No Committee reports to be printed until adopted by […]

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Minutes from Special Meeting March 4, 1887

Transcript     Original document Special Meeting to finalize Health By-Law The transcription of this Vancouver City Council Meeting was made in August of 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White and sponsored by the generosity of Darrin Pezer of Proactive Building Maintenance.

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Minutes from Special Meeting March 1, 1887

Transcript     Original document Special Meeting to “represent” to the Lieutenant-Governor that it will not be necessary for the Province to take over police jurisdiction of Vancouver Twenty additional police to be hired at a salary of $2.25 per day. The transcription of this Vancouver City Council Meeting was made in August of 2015 […]

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Minutes from February 28, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two Correspondence from Yung Chung asking for “protection from Mob”, filed Motion carried to “exempt from taxation for a period of twenty years, the yards, workshops, round houses of the Canadian Pacific Railway…on the North Side of False Creek” Salary of City Engineer doubled from $50 […]

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Minutes from February 21, 1887

Transcript      Original document  Both water works companies required to submit their final proposals to Council on March 7, 1887 $40 granted to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster for care of patients following the 1886 Vancouver fire Establishment of a Jubilee to celebrate both Queen Victoria’s 50th anniversary as monarch, and the completion […]

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