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Minutes from May 11, 1891

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  • Board of Works reports that “the South Park” (now Clark Park on Commercial Drive between 14th and 15th Avenues” is to be seeded at once”, and that Robson Street cannot “at present” to be made to open onto “the Park” (Stanley Park)
  • The disagreement about the appointment of Mr. Tracy as Chief Engineer continued, but was set aside for one week.

This document transcribed in May 0f 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Mizzoni

Minutes from May 9, 1891 (Special Meeting)

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  • A Special Meeting was held to consider the Works By-Law; the by-law was read over, signed, sealed, and sent to the newspapers for publication

This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston

Minutes from May 4, 1891

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  • $1,032 to be paid to George Telford et al for their work on Brockton Point Athletic Grounds
  • Mr. Thomson, owner of the building on the corner of Howe and Pender Streets, to be notified that his building is on the street line, and he must have it removed.
  • City Engineer to report on whether it was advisable to open up 8th Ave from Center Street (now Granville Street) east for 4 blocks.

This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston

Minutes from August 17, 1891

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Minutes from April 29, 1891 (Special Meeting)

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  • Brief meeting to finalize the appointment of Mr. J.M. Browning as Arbitrator on behalf of the City of Vancouver in the matter of the Vancouver Water Works

This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS

Minutes from April 22, 1891 (Special Meeting)

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  • Special meeting to select an arbitrator on behalf of the City to work on the City’s purchase of the Vancouver Water
  • Mr. Browning, Land Commissioner of the CPR selected to audit the Water Works books.  A list of several engineers reviewed for the position of third arbitrator
  • Also discussed was the possibility of the City acquiring from the CPR the triangular piece of land in front of the City hospital

This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS

Minutes from April 20, 1891

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  • In consideration of $2,000 grant given to the women’s and children’s hospital by the City, the Chairman of the Board of Health to be one of directors of the hospital
  • Ongoing conflict over the firing of Chief Engineer Warren and the hiring of Mr. Tracy
  • Five aldermen to form a Committee to review the composition of the City Wards in terms of populations, budgets, and taxes received

This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS

Minutes from April 13, 1891

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  • City Clerk asked to contact telephone company for a discount on rates to city government telephones
  • The entire Fire Department given raises

This document transcribed in February of 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson, MLIS

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