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Minutes from September 13, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • “Considerable repair” needed to the Fire Engine, perhaps due to defective workmanship.
  • First Fire Engineer, ET Morris, resigns
  • The C.P.R. has offered the City free use of its hospital, though the City must provide bedding and a steward to attend to City patients.
  • City to take out loan of $4,000 to meet expenses on building of Water Street

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 Court of Revision September 8, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • A Court of Revision to make amendments to the (City Tax) Assessment Roll, in response to citizen’s individual appeals against their tax assessment.

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 6, 1886

Transcript     Original documents: part one | part two

  • citizens protest against a new bylaw against building verandahs on the streets of Vancouver
  • Dr. McGuigan to be paid $10 for performing an inquest following the death of A.G. Underwood
  • Forbes and Linton submit a bill for $12.75 for making shackles (presumably for prisoners in city lockup)

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 August 30, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • proposal to build a slaughterhouse on the south side of False Creek refused on grounds of public health
  • City to get loans to build Fire Hall & Lockup ($743) and a City Hall ($1,280)
  • Council adjourns their meeting to the office of David Oppenheimer

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 August 23, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • Bank of British Columbia agreed to lend the city $10,000. Chairmen of City Committees to review their budgets and work together to form “a scheme for the best expenditures of that contemplated loan
  • As False Creek’s navigable waters are essential to many businesses on the shore, no one shall be permitted to build a bridge unless there is a draw large enough to admit all vessels

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 August 13, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • To have everything in readiness in case of sudden fire,” tanks to be placed on each of the two City wharves, each tank large enough to hold 200 gallons of fresh water.  Near each water tank to be set a locked coal bin containing half a ton of coal

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 August 9, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • Mayor and selected aldermen to go to Victoria to negotiate a bank loan for $8,000 to cover remainder of year’s expenses
  • City Treasurer hired at $25 per month, and a safe purchased at $410
  • Alderman E. P. Hamilton to supervise construction of Council Chambers and offices for City Clerk and Treasurer

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 August 6, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • City formally presented with Fire Engine
  • Council voted thanks to Mr. John D. Ronald of Brussels, Ontario, supplier of the fire engine, for his courteous and generous assistance to the City after the fire
  • also to pay $6,905 for the fire engine over a ten year period at 7% interest through a series of city debentures

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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