Documents of Early Vancouver


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Minutes from June 6, 1887

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  • C.P.R. lawyers suggest “certain alteration in agreement” to the tax exempt status of their lands – approved by Council
  • The Board of Works submits an Engineer’s report for the City to improve Granville Street for horse racing!
  • Thomas Quann (proprietor of the Central Hotel at 56 Cordova Street) awarded $20 for keeping McLeod & Nicholson in his hotel while sick.  Board of Health recommends that no such claim be awarded in future without prior agreement
  • A 5% discount to be offered on all taxes paid in prior to August 1

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 May 23, 1887

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  • By-Law No 33 excepting from taxation for 30 years “certain lands belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co.” was finalized and sent to the newspapers.
  • Moved by Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Humphries, “I have much pleasure in moving that we adjourn this evening in honor of this day the 23rd of May 1887 as the proudest that has ever been chronicled in the annals of the Province and our fair City by the completion of the C.P.R. to its western terminus…and by the arrival of the first train

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 May 16, 1887

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  • Police Commissioners have interviewed applicants, but delayed appointment of Police Officers for one week
  • The News-Advertiser’s tender accepted for City’s advertising for the year at 3 cents per line (10 lines per inch) for the first insertion, and 2 cents per line for each subsequent insertion

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 May 9, 1887

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  • Police Committee recommends the hiring of a Police Court Clerk to attend at police court, take down evidence, receive fines paid into Court, and keep account of prisoners committed
  • $500 to be to the Nanaimo Relief Fund sent on behalf of the citizens of Vancouver to assist the families and survivors of the May 3 mine explosion
  • A date, time and returning officers were established for a poll on the following proposed By-Law – “That the Coquitlam Water Works Company deposit with the City Treasurer the sum of four hundred dollars the same to be forfeited by the Company to the Corporation to meet the costs of obtaining Mr. Schussler’s opinion and the expenses of submitting this By-Law to the people in the event of failure on their part to deposit the amount of Bond money as agreed upon”.

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 Special Meeting May 6, 1887

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  • Special Meeting to receive Engineer C. Schussler’s report on the Water Works proposal.  The City Solicitor instructed to prepare agreement and Bylaw that the Company “be limited to an issue of $280,000 first mortgage Bonds leaving interest at 3 per centum per annum.”

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 May 2, 1887

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  • E.J. Clark offered to donate seven acres to the City for a Park in consideration of Council improving certain streets; Council replied it “cannot accept Mr. Clark’s offer at present
  • Petitions for improvement of Dumsmiur, Barnard, and Harris Streets referred to the City Engineer to examine and report on each
  • Alderman David Oppenheimer appointed as Board of Health representative to act with the Board of Works on the question of sewerage

he 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 April 23, 1887

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  • James Crowley appointed Night Scavenger, and W. W. Ayer Day Scavenger
  • A.R. Coughtry allowed to open slaughter house, provided he complies with health by-laws
  • C. G. Johnson presented a petition signed by 350 citizens requesting a park for recreation grounds
  • City Clerk asked to send request to the Secretary of State to match the City’s $10,000 budget for a hospital, and join forces to build a combined General and Marine Hospital

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 Special Meeting April 21, 1887

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  • Special Meeting to review proposed agreement with the CPR exempting certain of their lands from taxation
  • Date for taking the votes of the electors on this issue, and appointment of returning officers established
  • 100 copies of the agreement with the Coquitlam Water Works to be printed

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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