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Vancouver City Council minutes from 1887 through 1892 now available at Transcribimus.ca

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Minutes from December 29, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • In order to pay off all the accounts approved by this Council, certificates of indebtedness to be issued in order of approval.  Certificates to bear 10 per cent interest per year
  • Votes of thanks were made to the Mayor, to Alderman E.P. Hamilton, and to the press

These minutes were transcribed in July, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White
and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance

Minutes from December 27, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • Additional accounts reviewed and approved for payment
  • Two By-Laws passed for the improvement of Powell and Cambie Streets

These minutes were transcribed in July, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White
and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance

Minutes from December 20, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • John Clough (Vancouver’s infamous one-armed jailer) to be granted $20 for past services, and a salary of $5 per month in future
  • A great many accounts reviewed and approved for payment before year end
  • City Hall upper floor to be divided into offices for Mayor, City Engineer, and Assessment Commissioner

These minutes were transcribed in July, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White
and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance

Minutes from November 29, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • At the request of the Rev. Father Fay of Holy Rosary Cathedral, thirty dollars granted toward building a sidewalk along Richards Street from Hastings to Dunsmuir.  The church to supply blocking, nails and labour

These minutes were transcribed in July, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White
and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance

Minutes from November 22, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part onepart two

  • Monthly use of City Hall granted for sessions of County Court at a rate of $5.00 per day
  • By-Laws approved to raise money for additional improvements to Hastings and Oppenheimer Streets

These minutes were transcribed in July, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White
and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance

Minutes from Special Meeting November 16, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • Special Meeting to receive the Board of Works and Finance Committee reports, and to pass a By-Law fixing the polling places and appoint Deputy Returning Officers for Election of a Mayor and Aldermen for 1887
  • McKenzie and Ross awarded contract for laying sidewalk on Westminster Avenue (now Main Street) at a cost of 3 cents per foot

These minutes were transcribed in July, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White
and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance

Minutes from November 8, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • Council’s first meeting at the New City Hall on Powell Street
  • Finance Committee reported purchase of “12 Arm Chairs, one Long Table for Council Chambers, one hanging lamp, 4 green holland blinds, 1 ton of Coal, Coal scuttle and shovel, 2 nests of pigeon holes for the City Clerk and Treasurer’s offices
    (The table is still on display at the Hastings Mill Museum)

These minutes were transcribed in July, 2015 by guest transcriber Pauline White
and funded through the generosity of Darrin Pezer at Proactive Building Maintenance.

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