Documents of Early Vancouver


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Minutes from November 1, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • Tait & Co allowed to rent space behind Fire Hall for Carriage House at a cost of $12.50 per month
  • Fire Engineer allowed $100 to build a small dwelling behind Fire Hall.  Fire Hall allowed to be rented to Lodges and other “suitable” groups
  • C. P. R. to be offered tax-exempt status on their “workshops, yards, round-houses etc. provided that said workshops, round-houses etc. be erected on the North side of False Creek

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 October 18, 1886

Transcript     Original documents: part one | part two

  • Building of City Hall complete.  Contractor F. W. Sentell to be paid in full
  • Thos. H. Boyd awarded contract for improvement of Cambie Street
  • Civil Engineer D.L. McCammon appointed Streets Inspector at a per diem rate of $1.50 for a minimum of three hours’ work supervising road construction

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 October 15, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • letter received from Chief Justice Sir Matthew Begbie declining to hold a Court of Appeal on the Voters List.
  • Daniel Oppenheimer’s company will continue to develop the wharf at the North End of Carrall Street and will eventually “convey” it to the City of Vancouver.

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 October 11, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • Volunteer Fire Brigade reports the approaches to the water tanks on Hastings and Oppenheimer Streets blocked with rubbish
  • The City Fire Engineer instructed to ring the Fire Bell each day (except Sunday) at 7 a.m., 12 noon, and at 1 and 6 p.m. Railway Standard Time

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 October 7, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  •  A By-Law was passed to hold a vote among the Electors on whether to issue debentures for $6,9000 and another for $14,100
  • The City of Vancouver to use every legal means possible to obtain rights for wharfs and docks along the City Front.  City Clerk to provide a copy of rights granted to Daniel Oppenheimer for wharf at the north end of Carrall Street.

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 October 5, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • City writes to the Post Master General requesting the Post Office be moved to a more central location  between Abbott and Carrall Streets “before the rainy season sets in”.
  • Two new by-laws passed to authorize further borrowing:
    • to authorize the issue of $6,900 in Debentures in payment of the price of a steam fire engine, hose and hose reels, and
    • to authorize the issue of Debentures of $14,100 for construction of fire hall, hooks and ladders, fire bell,  etc.

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 September 27, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • Request of property owners on Cordova Street to have their sidewalks built 18 inches above the road not allowed
  •  City to write to the BC Government to ask for land for public cemetery (now Mountain View Cemetery)
  • Board of Works to make sure that the wharf at the foot of Cambie Street is strong enough to hold the Fire Engine at low tide

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

Minutes from September 20, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part onepart two

  • Mr. Cameron appointed new Fire Engineer at a salary of $60 per month.
  • Hugh Keefer given a contract to gravel Water Street west of Cambie Street to CPR planking
  • McDonald and Cameron given contract to “grub, level and plank” Hastings Street from Howe to Westminster (now Main Street) and Powell Street from Carrall to Jackson

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

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