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Minutes from July 6, 1891

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  • The Vancouver Street Railway Co had been given first option to develop additional any electric railways within City Limits in Clause 25 of their 1889 contract with the City
  • Since the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company had applied to use Park St., Venables, Campbell Ave. and Oppenheimer Streets to build an electric railway, the original company was given 30 days to respond.
  • E. J. Clark of Toronto asked for the return of the deed to South Park (now Clark Park) “on account of the conditions not being fulfilled”.

This document transcribed in October of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans

Minutes from June 29, 1891

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  • Firemens’ salaries was raised to $10 per month ($25 for Fire Chief J. H. Carlisle)
  • Council chambers were ordered painted and repaired
  • Detailed regulations for sanitary storage and transportation of “the bodies of persons dying in this City” to be printed and distributed to each undertaker and practicing physician

This document transcribed in October of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans

Minutes from June 22, 1891

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  • The firemen allowed use of the Market Hall July 1 without charge. Alderman Godfrey to obtain a flag for the building
  • The Finance Committee disallows Mayor’s account of $500 to the Coquitlam Water Works after “having examined the papers and records of Council” Similarly, the Board of Works disallows K. T. Ceperley’s account, as “no memoranda exists in the minutes”
  • The Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co. be allowed to “enter the city over certain streets”

This document transcribed in April of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

Minutes from June 15, 1891

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  • The Board of Licenses approved liquor licenses for 47 hotels, 8 saloons, 6 retail establishments (including the Hudson’s Bay Company) and 6 wholesalers.
  • City taxes were raised to 2% “to provide an additional sum for school purposes”

This document transcribed in October of 2016 by  Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans

Minutes from June 8, 1891

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  • Council passed a resolution of condolence to the window of Sir John A. Macdonald, Premier of Canada, then “adjourned until Monday next out of respect to the memory” of Macdonald

This document transcribed in March of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

Minutes from June 1, 1891

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  • Dr. A. C. Smith reported that “after full investigation, there were no signs of leprosy within the City”
  • Meanwhile, matron Miss Swan was directed to “exclude all cases of venereal disease from the Hospital”
  • The Finance Committee provided detailed summaries of expenditures for all city departments: firemen paid $667 per year, policemen $840, nurses $345

This document transcribed in March of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet

Minutes from May 27 1891

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  • Former Chief Engineer H.B. Warren brought a suit of $5,000 against Council for unlawful dismissal
  • The mayor and Aldermen had their names struck off a document of resignation signed at the last meeting of Council.  One Alderman had refused to sign

This document transcribed in March of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

Minutes from May 26, 1891

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  • Alderman Brighouse refused to sign  resignation previously signed by Mayor and all Aldermen, in response to demand brought forth at a recent public meeting
  • H. B. Warren brought suit against the City for wrongful dismissal. Aldermen Carroll and De Pencier made two unsuccessful motions to have the six Aldermen “whose action formed the basis for such lawsuit” the defendents, rather than the Council as a whole. Both motions defeated

This document transcribed in March of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk

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