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Minutes from November 21, 1887

Transcript     Original document

  • J. Mahoney presented a bill for $9.00 for lamp lighting
  • A deputation of Clergymen appeared before the bar of the Council to ask that steps be taken towards the removal of Indian prostitutes in the City

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

Minutes from November 14, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • Police Committee recommends pro-rata licensing of pawn brokers and second hand stores till the end of the year.
  • Board of Works to present a report on the numbering of houses and naming of streets.

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

Minutes from November 7, 1887

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  • City Council supports the establishment of a Government of Canada experimental farm in Coquitlam
  • The City to purchase Lots one to ten, Block 38 District Lot 541 from the CPR at $250.00 each in order to build a hospital.  Hospital to be built on the plans drafted by A. E. McCartney.
  • A house to be built for the use of the caretaker and sexton of the public cemetery, and a salary of $40 per month be offered

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

Minutes from October 24, 1887

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  • The special committee has selected a suitable site for the City Hospital, and council agrees to look into buying the lot from the CPR, as well as a lot beside the public school for recreation grounds
  • The City to indemnify Police Magistrate Black against fines and charges in the course of his duties as police magistrate

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

Minutes from October 17, 1887

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  • $500 Government Grant receive to be given to the fire brigade for its work
  • Proposed agreement between the Vancouver City Iron Works Co. and the City was approved
  • City Solicitor gives his opinion that accounts in which “members of the corporation” [city councillors] are personally interested should not be paid

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

Minutes from October 10, 1887

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  • City to call for tenders for the construction of a City Hospital
  • The City Engineer to estimate the cost of constructing a road around the park and call for tenders
  • By-Law introduced by Alderman D Oppenheimer to license pawnbrokers and second-hand stores

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

Minutes from October 3, 1887

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  • W.W. Ayers resigned as City Scavenger
  • The Fire Department to build or purchase a stable
  • Dr. Beckingsale paid $10.00 for conducting a post-mortem
  • Vancouver Gas company allowed to lay pipes under city streets, providing they do not interfere with sewers, and that the streets be left in as good repair as before

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

Minutes from September 24, 1887 Special Meeting

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  • A cost of two dollars and fifty cents set for a cemetery plot large enough for a single burial, a whole plot costing twenty five dollars and a quarter plot eight dollars
  • City accepted offer from Mr. J. J. Irwin to purchase 19 feet along Cambie Street and 33 feet along Cordova Street for $400.00
  • The city Chain Gang be utilized to do the work requested along Abbott Street
  • The Vancouver Iron Works Company was exempted from all municipal taxation for ten years

These minutes were transcribed in September 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

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