Documents of Early Vancouver


Documents

Minutes from August 3, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • Among the expenses approved was a payment of $6.50 to David Gibb for the making of a coffin
  • Liquor Bylaw No. 5 was finalized and sent to the Gazette for publication

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 2, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • C. M. Morris decided on as City Engineer. Salary fixed at $60 per month plus room in the Fire Hall
  • Lots 11, 12, 13 & 14 in Block Three (3) subdivision of Lot 196 accepted as a gift from Mr. David Oppenheimer as the site for City Hall and Civic offices

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 Special Meeting August 2, 1886

Transcript    Original document

  • A Special Meeting to agree to pay $350.70 freight charges on the new Fire Engine from Brussels (Ontario) to Vancouver

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 July 28, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • David Oppenheimer offers a choice of two city lots on Powell Street as a donation for future City Buildings.
  • Alderman E.P. Hamilton to supervise, and the City to pay twenty five dollars toward clearing all flammable materials from Cambie Street from the Bay to Cordova Street, providing the property owners pay the rest of the cost.

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 July 26, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • Plans for a Fire Hall to be drafted at once, and budget of $100 set for purchase of a Fire Bell
  • A roadway at the foot of Carrall Street is being constructed for the Steam Fire Engine

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 July 21, 1886

Transcript     Original document

  • A committee was formed to investigate charges against Police Commissioner John Boultbee.
  • Two water tanks to be constructed, one at the intersection of Water & Cordova Streets, the other at Oppenheimer & Columbia.

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 July 19, 1886

Transcript      Original document

  • The Board of Works is authorized to dig a trench along the water course from Pender Street to Water Street, and plow under “decayed vegetable matter and rotten wood” presenting a fire hazard.  Owners of the lots in question to be charged for clearing.

Minutes from July 14, 1886

Transcript     Original documents

  • Royal City Planing Mills allowed to lay a pipe from Harris Street to their mills on False Creek.
  • Construction of an inclined roadway at Station No 1 (north end of Carrall Street) and a tank at Station No 2 (Cordova Street between Abbott and Cambie.
  • The City to advertise for a Treasurer, salary twenty five dollars per month, to furnish security (be bonded for) fifteen thousand dollars.
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