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Minutes from August 1, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • Board of Works recommend that the Contract for Granville Street be awarded to McDonald and Cameron; Cambie Street to Wm. Harkins; Park Avenue and Johnston Street to Henry Bowers; Georgia Street to Wm. Harkins, Seventh Avenue to W.L. McDonald, Fire Hall to McDonald & Holden and painting to A.J. Marks.
  • Permission granted Chairman of the Fire Water and Light Committee to purchase 50 feet of small hose for the fire engine

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

Minutes from July 25, 1887

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  •  Permission granted for the Base Ball Club to erect a small building for a Caretaker on the Park grounds
  • City treasurer to pay the freight on the hook and ladder truck and the half year’s interest on the $114,100 debenture
  • Finance Committee have considered the draft form of lease submitted by the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. re Block 48 and “beg to report” that that they regard some of the provisions as being too stringent to be adopted by the Council
  • Board of Works has instructed the City Clerk to call for tenders for the improvement of Granville Street from Hastings Street to the C.P.R. Hotel and the widening of the Westminster Road from the bridge to Blair’s

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

Minutes from July 18, 1887

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  • Mr. Owen Hughes, steward of the Hospital, granted $25 in compensation for loss of money and property during his efforts to save the hospital building during the May 31 fire
  • Mr. E.J. Clark of Toronto’s offer of a lot for a City Hospital was considered, but the Board of Health recommends no action be taken at present
  • City Clerk to write to the Provincial Secretary asking that the appropriations voted at the last meeting of the Legislature be placed to the credit of the City

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

Minutes from July 11, 1887

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  • City Clerk to write to the Provincial Government asking that a road be constructed “from the North Arm of the Fraser River in a direct line from Sea and Lulu Islands to False Creek
  • City Solicitor T.T. Black advises Council to “resist” the claim of A.M. Grant for sherry seized by the police
  • Fire Water and Light Committee recommends that Council discontinue the offices of License, Health and Fire Inspector, and give notice to the present occupants (of these offices)

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

Minutes from July 4, 1887

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  • William Harkins’ tender for constructing sewers was accepted
  • City Clerk to advise all present and future contractors that if contracts with the City are not completed in the specified time, City Council will take them off the contractors’ hands, complete them, and bill the contractor for the cost
  • Vote of thanks to Admiral Sir Michael Culene-Seymour and the officers of the Pacific Squadron for their presence and assistance in celebrating Her Majesty’s Jubilee on July 1st

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

Minutes from June 27, 1887

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  • Cemetery to be enclosed by a rail fence with cedar posts to be sunk 2 ½ feet below ground, and a double gate
  • Requests for opening up of Ninth Street (now Broadway) and Quebec Street put off until later
  • Board of Works accepted L. Law’s tender to furnish cast iron junctions for the sewers at 4 cents per pound

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

Minutes from June 20, 1887

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  • Claim from A.M. Grant for compensation for “wine drank by the police”.
  • Order from J. H. Gray, Judge of Supreme Court ordering to pay (City Clerk) T.F. McGuigan ten dollars for “services connected with the Revision of the Voter’s List
  • Alderman Alexander appointed Trustee for the “investment of the Sinking Funds of this City”

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

Minutes from June 15, 1887

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  • A room at City Hall to be fitted up for the use of Justice McCreight, and a City constable to be detailed to attend on Court days
  • City Solicitor to prepare a by-law that the weight of a loaf of bread be fixed at one and a half pounds
  • Board of Health recommends acceptance of the land donated by Mr. Miller to establish a city “dumping ground”
  • City Clerk to write to Minister of Marine & Fisheries asking permission to extend city sewage pipe to a point below low water mark
  • City Treasurer to return the deposit of the Coquitlam Water Works Company

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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