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Minutes from February 8, 1887

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  • Though unable to grant any money to form a City Band, council granted the band use of City Hall for rehearsal on any available evening
  • The Finance Committee (Ald. David Oppenheimer, chairman) recommends passing of a by-law to raise $150,000
  • The Board of Works to meet every Wednesday at 2:00 and the Fire Water and Light Committee at 3:00

The transcription of this Vancouver City Council Meeting was made in October of 2015 by guest transcriber Christopher Stephenson, MLIS Candidate, The University of British Columbia.

Minutes from January 31, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  •  From John M. Stewart; calling the attention of the Council to his inability to hold a Police Court for the trial of H.L. Edson “on account of the Police Magistrate refusing to act
  • Mr. Gallagher having declined to carry out his tender for the clearing of the Cemetery, the tender to go to the next lowest bidder
  • Dr. McGuigan’s account includes charges of $5.00 to examine “Buchanan, a Lunatic” and $10.00 for holding an inquest on A. Cordova

The transcription of this Vancouver City Council Meeting was made in October of 2015 by guest transcriber Christopher Stephenson, MLIS Candidate, The University of British Columbia

Minutes from January 24, 1887

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  • J. H. Carslile appointed License, Fire, and Health Inspector at a salary of $75 a month, his duties to begin Feb. 1
  • City Clerk to write the Hon. Provincial Secretary asking for a grant of $2000 for the hospital and $1,000 for the Fire Department

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 January 17, 1887

Transcript     Original document

  • Hospital will need $2,400 for the current year.  Board of health recommends Council grant $2,000 toward new hospital building, and solicit provincial government to grant the same.  Also to solicit property owners to donate site for a building
  • City Council to ask the Attorney General of the Dominion of Canada to withdraw their notice to remove a wharf at the foot of Carrall Street.  The City has the option to buy the wharf at any time for the cost of the materials, and feels it is “a public benefit and no hindrance to navigation

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 January 10, 1887

Transcript      Original document

  • Use of City Hall for County Court granted to the Provincial Government free of charge
  • Two bidders present plans to supply water works to Vancouver: E. A. Wilmot of the Coquitlam Water Works Company and G. A. Keefer of the the Capilano Water Works Company
  • Chas. G. Johnson and John Devine appointed to audit the accounts of 1886, at a remuneration of $25 each

These minutes were transcribed by Global Civic staff and funded through the generosity of Marti Oppenheimer.

Minutes from January 3, 1887

Transcript      Original document

  • Standing Committees for the year to be five members each with the Mayor as Ex Officio member of each.
  • Newly-elected Alderman David Oppenheimer moves that the Finance Committee put together a plan “for a general loan to be floated for improvement purposes generally and for starting up new debentures issued under the local improvement Clauses of our Charter provided the general debentures of the City can be floated at 6% par value at most.”  The motion is carried.

These minutes were transcribed by Global Civic staff and funded through the generosity of Marti Oppenheimer

Minutes from December 29, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • In order to pay off all the accounts approved by this Council, certificates of indebtedness to be issued in order of approval.  Certificates to bear 10 per cent interest per year
  • Votes of thanks were made to the Mayor, to Alderman E.P. Hamilton, and to the press

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 December 27, 1886

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • Additional accounts reviewed and approved for payment
  • Two By-Laws passed for the improvement of Powell and Cambie Streets

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

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