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Minutes from May 14, 1888

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  • Ten acres of  “The Park” [Stanley Park] placed under control of the Athletic Association.
  • The Street Inspector, Mr. Huntly, to collect 25 cents from the owners of every building on which a street number has been placed.
  • Introduction of a by-law to provide fire escapes in hotels.

Minutes from May 7, 1888

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  • Order in Council has been passed permitting bridges across False Creek and Coal Harbour.
  • Bank of Montréal to purchase debentures of $150,000. Shows confidence in the future prospects of the city.
  • H Buster to receive license for day and night scavenger.
  • Space between City Wharf and railway to be a temporary dump.
  • Meeting with sports groups to discuss a proper field.
  • Mayor to appoint a committee to consider a bylaw for street railway.

Minutes from April 23, 1888

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  • Efforts to oppose provincial legislation affecting property assessments.
  • Petition to remove stump at the corner of Granville and Robson
  • Signs to be placed at the False Creek Bridge for vehicles to pass on the left side.
  • Ald. Oppenheimer to introduce by law for hotels and boarding houses to have fire escapes.
  • Ald. Bell Irving to introduce by law for wooden box drains for house connections.

Minutes from April 16, 1888

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  • CPR to build Heatley Street crossing over railway.
  • Contracts for street improvements for Hastings, Dunlevy, Westminster [Main Street].

Minutes from April 2, 1888

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  • Request for Opera House about to be built the exempt from taxation for 20 years.
  • Recommend purchase of six boxes and two gongs as a fire alarm system in the city and purchase of another fire engine.
  • Donation of $200 toward the purchase of sugar beet root seed.
  • A letter to Mr. Abbott of CPR asking that draw be put in the bridge crossing False Creek as it was preventing industries from establishing there.

Minutes from March 26, 1888

Transcripts     Original Documents: part one | part two

  • Licensing Committee notes that Provincial Legislature is considering liquor issues. These should be left to municipalities.
  • Mr. Abbott of CPR to be notified city has let contract certain improvements.
  • Mr. Abbott to be asked to place a draw in their bridge across False Creek.
  • Thanks given to people who organized concert for hospital fundraising.

Minutes from Special Meeting March 24, 1888

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A Special meeting of the City Council to review the loan by-law and determine the rate of taxation for the current year.

Minutes from March 19, 1888

Transcripts     Original Documents: part one | part two

  • Henry Abbott in support of Granville Bridge over False Creek.
  • Ferguson et al. in support of road to connect Lorne Street with proposed road to North Arm.
  • City Scavenger to furnish bond, pay license fee.
  • Refused to permit construction of glass and wood structure behind Cordova Street.
  • Ald. Humphries moved to re divide the city into new wards.
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