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EVENING pS _ESSION 8.10 o`clock, COUNCIL CHANBERIOITY
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8.10 o'clock,
COUNCIL CHANBERI OITY HALL,
January 8th, 19 20
A meeting of the City Council was held this
evening at the above named. hour, present His Worship
Maybr Parker and Alaermen Colwell,Whitman, Aokhurst,
Finlay,Hoyt, Bissett, Regan, Kelly, Murhy, Buckley,
Butler, Ritchie, Power and Hubley.
The CoiAnoil was summoned to proceed with business
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standing over and the transaction of other business.
SALARY STENOGRAPTIEn 1N CITY CLERK'S OFFICE
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AI:demon Finlay informed the Council that he
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will not move for the recision of resolution of
Council passed. Decelilber 19tb, re salary of stenographer in the City Clerk's Office.
PRESENTATION OP PAPERS.
The following named papers are submitted :Reports (8)Finance Committee by Alderman
Whitmn,Ohairman., viz:Police Patrol Car account.
V.G.Hospital Accounts Oat. lst,1917
to Leo, 3lot,1918
V.G.Hosital Aocounts May let, 1919
to Oct. 31st, 1919
Independent,Audit.
Schools Loan front the Sinking Funds
05000.00'
Schools Loan 0+17,559.50
General Accounts
North West Am Trunk Sewer nielt of
Way expenses.
Report City Home by AldFF;rman Colwell, Chairman.
Library Aocounts by abrman Kelly,
City Prison Report,by Alderman Ritohi.e,nairman.
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Reports
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Fire Dwtyriant by Alc. CirifiLL11. Hoyt,
Chairman, Via:I ovelyiber Accounts.
Dedewber Accounts.
Monthly report 'Ifor December. .
Explosion t'ainting Fire Stations accounts.
?Prince of Wales Reoertion -Firemen's
Arch Account.
His . lorsilip the Mayor submits the following
named accounts :Health Board Accounts.
Police Department Accounts.
Public) Galidens Accounts.
Reports (2) Comixiittee on Works, Viz:Explosion Dwages City Property Account.
Petition Robert Clancey,Sub Collector
of Taxes for superannuation.
Departilient ImproveFire Department and \Vat
ment report Board.. of Trade.
41irrerk4trise Clinic letter Local Council of Viomen.
Public colt:Cord Stations letter Army and Navy
Veterans, covoring resolution Ladies
Auxiliary.
Other Headlines.
Salary Stenogrkther in City Clerk's Of:'ioe.
Tuberculosis Hoop.ital City Grant.
Alderman Drlalas.
Chairman.
Governments contributing towards Civic
Taxation.
FIRE DEPART:71.7 ACCOUNT; NOVEIZEP
Read reportCommittee of Fire Wards recommenll.ng
a000unts for the month ot' November. for payment.
Committee Root'.., City (fall,
p eceMbet 9ttho 1919
The City Counc
Gent. emen
The committee of Fire Wards beg to
reoommend for payment th(3 following m:qued. accounts.
S.CunurA & Co.
David Roche
H. D Maatr idge
Robert Horner
Fuel
Glass
Horseshoeing
do
75.00
3.30
13.15
27.75
january...8th) 1920
Sams. Marshall
Con tractors
522.00
Imperial Oil Ltd.
Gasoline
69,12
J. G. Crump
Plumb g
1.40
Wm. E. Collings & Son
Machine repairs 13.15
Martin & Morro
Glass
2.40
Northern Electric Co.
Supplies
1.20
Gutta Percha & Rubber. Ltd.
do
3.30
R•N.MoDonald
do
20.25
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American LeFrance Fire Eng.
Co.
do
46.10
Ss C. Thompson
Feed.
491.70
Ungar a' Laundry
Luundxy
22.11
N S ..TramArlay & Power Co. Light
37.32
Haut ax Vulc zing
Works
Repairs
105.65
RobinsonAs Ltd.
Supplies
9.25
*A.8e.V:, Mac Kinlay Ltd.
Supplies
37.50
4502.05
W.W•Hoyt,
Chairthan.
Moved by Alderman Hoyt socoilded by Ald.ormon
Hubley that •te report be adopted and the accounts
paid. Motion passed, .
FIRE DEPARTIAEITT ACCOUNTS,DECEMBER
Read report Committee of Fire .i.hiards recommendAi
for payment accounts for the month of December.
Committee Room, City Hall,
January 6th, 1920
The City Council.
Gentlemen:The Committee of Fire Waxds beg to
recommend for payment the following named. accounts.
Fire Alarm System.
• Northern Electric Co.
E. S. Co ttingham
Line Work
Motor Car
repairs
18.38
Temp. Phone
Fire Extinguisher
13.79
W.03. 0 78.41
Fire City Hall
Mar T el. & Tel. Co.
Can. Gen. El en. Co.
10.00
January
Northern Electric
F arquhar Bros.
G.M.Smith & 0 0,
E.S.Eddy
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8th.,
Switch Board
and Battery
rep air s and
vtir ing.
do
Cheese cloth
Fibre Tub
73.93
85.72
1.20
1.35
$185.99
Department A0Counts.
S.C. Thompson
Farquhar Bros. Ltd..
H. J. Barran=
A. J. MoNutt
John McInnes & Son
T. Hogan & Co.
R.N.MoDonald
Robinsons Ltd.
National Fire Protection
N. S. Traximay & Power Co.
WLD. MacKenzie
0. C. Marriot t
H.D.M0Fatridge
S.Ounard & Co.
Robe r t Horner
Imperial 011,Ltri.
Halifax Broo, Factory
C.E.Petch
Northern Electric
National. Drug Co.
Frank Rev,rrion
T.A.S.DeViolfe & Son
Maritime Tel. & Tel
chief Churchill
E.Eveleigh
David Dunlop
Morriscey & Purcell
Northern Electric Co.
Dr. F.R. Littl e
Feed
308.02
Supplies
2.5
II
1.84
2.00
Repairs
15:52
Lumber
Repairs
39.10
3.00
Groceries
Suppl I. e s
9.25
Subscription
6.00
16. 65
Light
Coal,
b9.75
Horseshoeing
27.18
21.90
do
75.0o•
Coal
Horseslloeing
37.25
Ci'r asoline
279.39
10.00
Brooms
Oil Clothes
378 00
.36
El cc. Supplies
4.80
Stores .
LI. 50
aappl Joe
3. 00
Salt
24.55
Telephones
Express &largos 18.27
Rep.waggons
7.75
Repairs to
Spring Garden
277.98
Rd. House
Cora tract,
Plumbing Sp.
Garden Rd.. House
Virzbts outside Fire
Stations
Prof.Servioeq
344.00
12.52
65.00 02065.00
'.W .Hoyt,
nairman.
Moved. by Ald,...)rmaai Hoyt seco;ided by Alderman Hubby
that the report be adopted and the accounts paid. Motion
passed.
January 8th„ 1,20
PRINCE OF WATIES RECEPTION-FIREMEYS ARCH ACCOUNT.
Read report Committee of Fire Wards re account
for construction of Citizen's Arch by the Fire
Department on George Street.
Committee Room, City Hall,
December 9th, 1919
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The City Council,
Gentlemen:The Committee of Fire Wards beg to report
that the special Committee on Recettion to H.R.H.
Prince of Wales at a meeting on August 12th, 1919
ordered the erection of a firemen's ladder' arch on
Gottingen. Street to be put up 'by the Firemen and their
expenses paid.
Also another arch to be put up by firemen
on George Street to be known as the Citizen's Arch,
all coats to be paid including pay of Firemen either
directly or into the Firemen's Superannuation Fund.
7'he 1, ay of Firemen for building the Citizens
Arch amounts -to 450,00 half of lAlich in payable by
the City and half by the Province.
It is recommended that the account be
paid half by the City and half by the province and the
whole amount credited to the Firemen's Superannuation
Fund.
W.W.Hoyt,
chairman.
Moved by Aldermn Hoyt seoonded by Alderman. Hgbley
that the report be adopted and the account paid. Motion
passed.
559.50
SCHOOLS LOAN 0817)
Read report Finance Committee re loan $817,559,50
for Public Schools, covering copy of Order in Council
directing the City to issue debentures to raise the
amount required and also opinion City Solicitor on the
subject.
Committee Room, City Hall,
Jan. 8th, 1920
NI His Worshil: the Mayor
and City Council.
Aentlemen:.
At a meeting of the Finance Commit5ee held
this day the attached order...in Council with reference
to requI,.st of the Board of School Commissioners for
the City to borrow the sum of 6'817,559.50 for the con-
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struction of four new school buildings was read also
the opinion of the City Solicitor that the said
sum oan be borrdwed as required from time to time.
YQUX committee recommend that the opinion of
the City Soliditor be concurred in and that the am,-;.:..int
asked M71 559.50 be borrowed as xequired.
AlfredWhittan,
CHAIRMAN
-o0oOffice of City Solicioor,
8th,January 420
A.Vflaitman, Esq.,
Chairman 17nance Commituees
Dear Sir;In reply to your inquiry whether or not
the mc'ney chrected to be borrowed Yy the City for
Schools can be borrowed from timea to time as required.
I beg to say as follows :The moneys so borrowed are to be a part of
the Consoliated Fun under Chaptr 51 of theActs of
1905 lorici.-1 includes (Sec 2) not only the three
million refunded but any aaditionctl amount thereafter add e i.
Section 4 of the Act provides the.dt the
stock and debentures or moneys form*LI part of
the C-nsolidated Fund may be issuea from time to
time as the Cuancil'from time to time determines and
Section 10 that unless it is othurwise directed in
any act by w;Jich the City was subsequently authorized to borrow money shall be borrowed in conformity
wit: the provisions of the Act of 1905 which inclUdes
of course the provision already quote..
F. H.Bell,
City Solici-oor.
Moved by Aldarnan WHitman seconded by Alderman
Power that the report be adopted.
After discussion it was moved by Alderman
Ack'nust seconded by Alderman Hoyt that the question
bp now put.
The on
Motion passed.
motion is put and passed..
January 8th1920
TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL CITY GRANT.
Alderman Colwell submi.ts the following yotice
Of motion.
That 1..lislation be sought to grant to the
Halifax County Ant =Tuberculosis League the sum
of Two Thousand. dollars for gon'eral work of the
League and. for a further sum of Eight Thousand.
Dollars for tie Parker Hospital.
FIRE DEPARTIIINT AND WATER TTP.APT"..7INT IM-PROMIENT REPORT BOARD OF TRADE.
Read. lett.;a: Secretary Board of Trade covering
report of Fire Insurance Committee of said. Board
re Fire DepE4rtment and Tatar Department improVernont.
Board. of Trade,Halifax, N/Pi,
January 7,1920
To His Viorshi-p the Mayor
litembr-,-)rs of the City Council,
Halifax, N.
gentlemen:_
Acting under direction of the President
and. members of Council of t 1.2.:1..s Bor.,,,rd, I enclosb copy
connection with
of report submitted by a oolmittee
the ma-bters refcirred to there in, viz., inadequate
Wa.nr Supply, present unsatisfactory condition of
Tr, ire Alarm'system, better Fire rroteotion, etc., etc.
and I trust same. will be thOrou2;hly faisoussed at
- PI:calm:able Body.
the next meeting of
Thanking you in Lulticipaii*n of favourable
o.:.sider'ati
E.A.Saunders,
Secre tar y.
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To tie C3unoil of the
Hal i f ax 1:300,5:d of Trade.
Gentlemen:-Your Fire Insurance Comm.*:.ttee bees leave
t'Jo oTfirmizationo hlve been 110,A wit
to 1.epoi-i;
'rid City LIK;noer in connection with the in...,
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adequate water supply in the low service, the present
disabled condition of the fire alarm service, the
providing of fire proof accomodation fox the fire
alarm central, and the installation
wells or
tanks on the water from from the harbour for fire
pxotection Servicos,
INADEATE WATEP SUPPLY ON THE LOW SERVICE
TE-5 City Engineer7has drawn up a report on
this matter which is to be submitted to the Board
of. Works at a meeting to be held on Wednesday, the
' 7th. We have good reason to think that thi.s report
reiterates the previous position taken 'by the Engineer
that the remedy for the lack of water is the metertng
of the entire
service system. We have, tilerefore,
to reoommend in this regard that the Council of the
Board of Trade represent strongly to the Mayor and
City Council the fact that the mercantile community
is very seriously concerned in regard to the very
dangerous state
which the City is now placed as
regards the fire menace owini.r to lack of water,' and
are prepared to back .up the City Ceunoil to the limit
as regards the installation of meters and any other
.steps that may prove feasible to overcome the present
situation. Your Committee oensiAera that our citizens' are living in a fool's paradise as owing to the
lack of water it only requires certain conditions to
result in a large part of the City being destroyed
in a general oonflagration.
.FTRE ATTAR'; SERVICE
Notwithstandng the fire alarm servioo has been
out of order for practioally two monthe, no prompt
cenC4ition steps are in view to put te service
the excuse being given that no funds are available.
In view of the :act that the safety of the City depends to a great extent on the good working order
of the fire alarm sy3tem, it would appear to your
oomiiittee that if there was tiny one thing which
woulu warrante the City council in goind to the
Executive of the Government and getting a guarantee
to wovide legislation to protect them in the
expencLiture of the necessary money, eurely the putt:Lng
of t!e.e fire alarm system in good, shape is cycle of
such matters.
FIRE PROOF ACCOLODATIO7 FOR FIRE ALARM CENTRAL.
City Audftorities have ilnis matter undet cons der
Zion, and apparently had decided on continuing the
of te City Hal: whore it
fire alarm in the at
was damaged by fire some tuo months ago, with the
proposed improvement of tin lining the room and
making seine as much fire proof as possible. It
appears to us that the Council of the Board of
Trsde should protest against such a procedure and
urge upon the City council that if it is not feasible
to have a small fire proof buildjeng constructed to
, ake care cf the fire alam central,t al-It a fire
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proof room should be provided at one of the eng:Lae
b.ouses or in some other outside building that would
not have the same fire hazard as exists at the City
Hall.
SALTWATER TANKS
The ffngineer advised that he ac} nsiderec.L bi.vt the
pi'oposed seheme of providing salt water wells or
tanks on Water Street quite feasible, and that the
m;,tter would have probably had some attention but
for the Halifax disaster which upset so many proposed city plans. We would., therefore, recommend
at the Council of the Board. of Trade strongly
recommend to the City Council a prompt investigation
!..dY this scheme and its immediate care 7ing out if
the proposals will help out the fire risk situation.
Your Committee in onsulting with the City authorities advised them that they oould count oh the
hearty co-operation of the merchants
the City
as represented by the Halifax Board of Trade end that
considering the ribk involved and, ari we understand
it, the liklihoo of further increases in the rates
of insurance, that the Council could rest assured
that they would. be fully backed up even in fairly
large expenditures that would mean the safe-guarding of property and life.
A. Er.lArb.i tman,
Vic e-Chairman.
Referred to the Comm r. ttee of Fire Wards and also
to the Committee on Works for reports.
SCHOOLS LOAN 05000.00 FRO I SINKING FUNDS.
Read report Finance Committee re loan on
05000.00 for public schools covering offer from
the Trustees of the Sinking Funds to 4.0an the said
Sum.
Committee Room, City Hallo
January 6th, 1920
His Vorship the liayor and.
City Council.
Gentlemen:At a meeting of the Finance Committee held
this day the attached letter of the City Treasurer
aoting on behalf of the Trustees of the Sinking
Funds to loan to the City the sum of $35000.00 or
eny Dart thereof for a period of six months at the
rate of 5* per cent intarest per annum at parst for
school purposes wasTread. Your Committee recommend
that the offer of the Trustees of the Sinking Funds
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be accepted and the ar,tached resolution dealing
with the same adopted.
Alfred whitman,
ph airman.
-o0oOffice of City Treasu.rer,
january 5th, 1920
Alderman W%_...tman,CncA,Irman
and Commitbee on Finance.
GeAtlemen:The loan :boa:' school buildings, as directed
by the Crovernot's order in Council not beta' floated
and the Trustees of the Sinking Funds being aware
that the contractors for St. Patrioke Soho4 (the
be agreement with
said school not being icicludej.
tlle Halifax Relief Commission ) Dequire paymei..t On
structed by the
tILeir progress oertificabes I am
said Trustees to offer to loan the City of Halifax
the sum of $35000.00 or say part tnareof for a
period i "ix months from Jaauary 1st, 1920 at
the rate of 5 1/2 per oent interest per annum at
par,
James J, Hopewell,
Sec-Treaaurer.
Moved by Aldermen Whitman seconded by Alderman
Eicsett that tic report be ac opted. Motion passed.
The 2olloa::ag resolution is submitted :WHEREAS the trustees of the Sinking Funds have
agreed to loan the City of Halifax the cram of
05000.00 or any part thereof as may b e requirea
to po4/ the progress certificates of the contractors for St, PWorickls Sohool, under an order
o tie Gov'Jrnor in Council dated Ootdber 25th,
1919.
T7FREFORT BE TT R5SOLVED that the 'said offer
to loan the C:Lty oZ Halifax a BUM of 435,000.00
thereof at par for the to a4. puror any por ti.
poses specified be accepted.
The period to be six months, the date January
rats of 1nterost 5 1/2 per
1st, 1920 anc.
cent per annum.
Moved by Alclermen 71tmen seconded by
Alderman Rissett and passed,
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CITY PRISON.
Read report City Prison Committee for the month
of Deceri,ber.
Commit .tee Room, City Hall,
January 6th, 19 20.
The City Counbil;
Gentlemen:The Commit ee on City Prinon met tl)is
afternoon, present Alderman Ritchie, Chairman,
Colwell, Hoyt, Hu ;ley, and Thri:Al.
The Committee bogs to report and. recommend
as follows :1That the Chain= and. the Governor of the Prison
be authorized to purchase from the City Health Board.
a 4 draulie pump not now used by them for tiie purl/ pose of augriconting the water supply at the Prison.
That the Governer be autborized to cal for
2. z_)eriod enaing Apra
tenders for groceries for the !
4,30th, 19 20 the Governor to telephone to dealers for
qu.otations.
That the Governor be authorized to call for
3tenders for necessary new plumbIng on specifications
by the City Pluwber.
4The following namqd accounts are recomwended
for payment :160.50
Bread
Lynohs Ltd.
Christmas
Moira Ltd.
23.00
bread
255. 42
Groceries
Wentzells Ltd.
1 67.60
Beef
J,A.Leaman & 00.
(0.65
Feed
S,C.Thordpson
1).4.0
Hardware etc.
A.L.Helvin Co.
Shoes
Robert Ta :tor Co.
7.95
Dry Goods
J.(1.11.Mur;, hy Ltil.
59.25
288.00
Uniforms
Maxwells Ltd.
Uniforms
Maxwells Ltd.
45.00
(July)
6.90
Blacksmith
J. F. Tapp
2.70
Harness Rep.
Neil Fox
88.76
Electrician
Frank Gr4 •Ritobie
3.00
Sup.fliee
Uilli9 & Sono
4..18
Floor oil
Imperial Oil
5.20
Lime
Black & Flinn
29.10
Lumber
Rhodes &,Ourry co.Lta.
14.25
Drugs
Irwin & Sons
45.06
Hardware
Evans 8,1 Co.
Rep. to
Thomas J. Egan
2/t5
Revolvers
1.15
Statnery
T.C.Alien (!!‘: Co.
Max. Tel & Tel Co.
9,33
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N.S.Tramyy & Power Co
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Light (1,tag•31 19) 71.64
do (Oot,';
‘,1/19) 4. t,0
do (Nov.29/19 30.52
do (Dec .31/19 24 r"
1 23.72
George Ritchie,
C'' airman.
Moved by Alderman Ritchie seoonded by Alderraon
Hubley that the report be adopted. aad the a000unte
paid.
Motion. passed.
L _TB' AR Y ACCOUNTS
Read report Library 0011111i1E3SiOn reconnekl,cling
acoounts for payment.
Halifax, N.S. Jan. 8th, 1920
Hie Worshi the in:Alayor
and Members o: the City Council.
Gentlen:. The Library Commission beg to reoommend
the followinfs bills for payment.
20.40
F.') tat:Lai:1°1*y eto.
T.C. Allen
1.50
Books
A. L. A. Pub. Board.
1,1u tual Sub scr -ti on
16 1
Subs 2: ip i on E3
Asency
T 0 tal
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L. B a.rnaby
Librarian.
Moved by Alderman Kelly seconded by Alciman
Colwell th:Llt the report be adapted and tbe acc0unt6
paid. Motion. passe;..
EXPLOSION-ACC TINT REPAIRS TO CITY 0110PERTY.
Read report Commit tee on Works reoonnendinz
for payment accounts cb.argeable to erplouion dawage
to City Property.
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Clark oWptks,
January 8th,1920
To His 1.111ors'i.-).ip the 1:,!I.ayo1'
and City Council.
GentleInen:.At a mee''Ci_ng of the Iliforlts Department
held on the 7th clay of January,t.. ..cootnits f,rora the
fi,rms,
Walter Lowncls $226. 65,
Crha,g3 Bros. 8 Co . :5.10..Pieroey Sul:T:l.y Co.
David 13.,•)olle Q'1). b8 -Grand total 11;320.61
were approved. ana recomreni2,.eci to 0(:,1.1.nci]. for
payillents ..A.1derman FinIay disseiating.
A. F. Mesetervey ,s
Clerk of Works.
Moved by Aideman Finlay secoaded by AidEoman
Ackhure t that the report be adopted ama the account
paid. Motion passed.
ROBERT CTJANCEY STIPERANNUATIO7.
•Read petition Robert Clanoey
eub—co1lector
in the City Collector's office for super;.inn..ation.
Halifax, N.S. Ja i. 8th, 19 20
His'WOrshi-,r)- the •Thi,vor
and Members of the City Council.
Your Worship and Gen Heinen:-
Feeling that my physical
condition is such that I c..imnot [;:l.ve to the City
the service th.:_tt I should like to render, and vrAich
I know cJi.ad be perfc.xemed by a younger man s I desire
on Ju.1.y let s next to retire from t.).•_•••:: city employ.
I have been a servant W' the
city :J.:or a, ::eriod ,:x:c• forty years and none other of
reoord.
its prel:;ent employees can show so
I have worked for a low salary
During those
and havo therefore beea unable to lay aside anything
to assist me in my d.eclining years.
Under the super.,mnuation act
I am entitled to draw approximately only ‘ir. ',;() 40,00
per annum. You will t'larefore iee that it would not
be possible to Gappor . t myself and depenciants unless
l'further asoistance were grz.mted to me.
I trust that you will give
my case Tiur oars: ul conoi,-.1..eration an1 t:.lat I may
s with
be deal tic %V. :1. h a,e f a,vo r ably as ot or :Lt
less service t(..) their credit have •;peen treated by
your predecessors.
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Referred to the Finance Committee for report.
CITY HEALTH BOARD ACCOUNTS.
Read report City Health Board recommending
,accounts for payment.
Office of City Health Board,
January 8th, 1920
His Worship the Mayor
and Members City 0ounci1.
Gentlemen:The attached accounts from Ci,y Health
Board, amounting to 5 x.,032.76 1/2 passed at a meetin
of the Board, are forwarded for..your information
and necessary action, please.
John .A.Wati;ers,
Secretary C.1. B.
Small Pox Hos-Atal.
Leaand Fisheries Ltd.
Ross Print
H.D.oBenzie
Mar. Tel & Tel Co.
G.M.Meagher
Public Health Dept.
City Taxi
J,&.M.Mur:,hy
010a8g-Bwofir.
Ealifax_SOtimallautdXy
Farquhar Bt ova.
T.Hoet T.Francis
S.D.Innes
J.A.Leaman & Co.
Wentzells Ltd.
4.11
Fish
Printinz
Coal.
Phones
Bread
Vaccine
Service
10.75
98.22
48.89
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7 4
12.40
4.25
Dr7eron(ts
10.89
7.15
9.40
Laundry
17.62
Plumbil;i014
Table Cloth eta 31.30
15.b0
Milk
22.45
Meat
6.
Groceries
4 3,b • (
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Isolation Hospital
Leonard Fisheries Ltd.
H.D.McKenzie
1Iar. Tel.Covpany
.G.M.Meagher
Halifax Herald
Michael Day
Halifax Steam Laundry
N. S. Undortak:Lng Co.
FI ram in Li'
Kinleys Ltd.
Longards Ltd.
D , lin 1 e
J. A. Le araun et C o.
W en.:b z ells Ltd.
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7).98
Coal
124.00
26.22
19.00 1/2
6.30
3• 03
15, 80
Phone
Bread
Advertising
Plumbing
Laundry
Conveyanoe
107.00
Patients
58. 81
tar air a
66.10
Drugs
8.95
Furnace workil
24.70
Mil k
aeat
52.29
Groceries
73'85
fte$590.031/2
1,1
14
t,
,Tczuary 8th, 19 20
General Account.
Ross. Print
Mar. Tel & Tel. Co.
Halifax Herald.
John Starr Son & Co.
T.C.Allen & Co.
Farquahr .Bros.
Chroniole Pub. Co.
Morton & Thomson
Printing
Phoae
Advertisnrr
-
10.50
h1. 51
8.40
.40
5-. 00
3o4ttery
Statiataery
Plumbing V ork
60,vertising
Battery
13...38,
b.30
0
►
1
Grand T0tall;1032.76 1/2
Moved by Aldermr Fnlgy seconded by Alderman
Kelly that the report be adopted and the accounts
paid.. Motion passel..
CITY HOME
Read report Charities Committee for the month
of December.
Halifax, N.S. Jeauary 7tho 1920
His Worship the Mayor
and Mebers of the City Council,
Gentlar;ien:is ay
d and
. The Clrities Commttei met th
beg to subm t the following report. Membero present,
t'ne Chairman, AldermanHubley anct Alaermaa Ritchie.
The Superintendents report shuws that
during the month of DeceMber 19.7.9 2 there were 25
persons admitted into the City Rome o 17 were discharged
ai.ld 4 died. Of the number admitted 7 were oiaareable
to the Province am'L 18 to •t .e City.
The total number of inmates, December 31st o
was 286 made up of 161 men, 122 women and 3 children.
On the sane date last year there were 156 men, 119
women and 7 children a total of 282.
The.following acoounts are reoomended for
payment, viz:Groceries
11.9.73
Wentzells Ltd.
657.7a
Meat
J.A.Leaman & Co.
84.64
Pork
Davis & Fraser
Butter
357.84
Smith & Proctor
199.57
Milk
.
H.D.Grant
Fish
otP•35
Leonard Fisheries Lt(:"4.
4..4
Yeast
The Flieschman Co.
229. 56
Clothing
T.J.Whalen & Co.
Feed
83.91
S.C.Thompson
1168.80
Coal
H.D.MaoKenzie
Light
59.96
11J3.Tram & Power Co.
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4,8Tt7 4°
Jrlul:aly8th, 1920
Mar. Tel & Tel Co,
Geo. Hute'rainson
A.&.W.Mackinlay Lt(A.
John Lawrence
FaAlkner & Co.
T.Hogan & 00.
Howard McFatridge
J.J. Scriven & Co.
Saml.Marsball& Son
Nickerson & Crease
City Prison
Snow & Co. Ltd.,
C.R.Hoben& Co.
Gordon & Keith
ejaE4 S IMMOrldS Ltd.
Hillis & Sons Ltd.
Victoria Geneval Poop
J.H.Buchanan
Salaries
Telepboues
-;ettBooks
25.38
105.00
.75
24.91
33.36
37.97
17.55
46. 20
Plu4bing
Horseshoeing
Bread
Plastaring
57. bo
Vegetables
1191.11
264.0o
Coffin
- 2.15
Plumbing
2750.00
FurniShing 1500.00
Har&JD.re
28.44
Stove fittinso
Disensing
149.59
Cash expended 279.11
December '
1022.39
.5
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C.3.625 .7
Moved by 'A:Lipman Colwell seconded. by Alderman
Hubby that the report be adopted and the acoounts
paid..
Motion passed.
PE'YCHIAJTRIC CLTJTO (HOT FOR FEEBLE EI7DELIL
Read application Local Council of Women or a
civic grant' towal-Je the up keep of a psychiatric
clinic or home for feeble mihded cilren.
Local Council .of Ilfmen of Halifax
Jan. 8th,1920
To tue Huyor and
i,embers nf Halifax City 0)Unci1.
uentleheo:The Local Council of Women of IDaifax, have
been askeo. to raise a fund for ti.e purpose of starting
any mNnbairing a Psyc!eiatrio Clinic in Pait'ax, Its
ministratous will be free to al] comers. Its beaefits
will be :far -reaching.
Nervous anC. montal omes will be Aiagnosed
1,
muchunnecessand treatment al.vsed, tberevy
ary siff, Jring, and in many cases laelping to arrest
a mental break-down,which would. o herwise result
in coufineNent in the hospital for the :I.ustane.
t
48.8=
67
January 8th, 3.220
2.
The Clinig will be in close co-operatioci with the
Juvenile Court of Halifax, giving that body splendid
opportunities for helping the delinquent toy or girl
by determining their mentality, so that suitable
refatwatory mear;urec
,Zr bo tthen.
3.
Parents, Teacher's, Social To:oks and other will.
send to the Clinic children ciz. doubtful mentality,
so that their pres'Ynt anrl probably future cx.pacity
may,be determined wail. the education of even 'the - most
unresponsive cild may be adapted to his capacity and
needs.
4.
Students of the Medical College and of the olases
in Psycholocy may, bu4 by attending .t ....sClinic, gain
:j2ractical experience in a subject of vast Importance
in the modern world of curative effort.
It is estimatea that the yearly cost of up-keep
oZ this Clinic will be about U 25.0(.).00 and we feel
that it is but necessary to call your attention to
the eatablishment of so Valuable an ao8et to our
oommunity to insure ybttr sympathetic and. immediate
help
Dontributins may be sent to Mrs. Y. Sterns )
'Treasurer, Tu11.p Stret, Dartmouth.
Thanking you ia anticipation of your oo-operatioa
we are.
The, L e 0, o:ff W.
Halifax,
TT, K. Es!tead, Cor o Suety.' pro tem.
Referred to the Finance Comm .t ee for report.
GENERA'', ACCOUNTS.
Read report Finance Commit
p
recommendinE for
,`311. t accounts chari,seable to various service s.
Comin .ttee Room, City Heal
January 6th, 19 20
To His Worship ne Mayor
and City Council.
Gentlemen:At a meeting of the Finance Committee ehld
day the following accounts amoun ting to $1779,41
were examined found correct and. recommelided for
paymeat viz Dr. Finn,Ce.rtificate of death ofAbram Cox, 4.00 Andrea 'Hayes 4. 00 .
4,00 Harry Parker 4.00
Stanlay
24.00
Madeline niolima, 4.00 Annie Irlerninp; 4.00 ,
Maintenance
Religious of Good Shepherd
of Girls to Deo.31443.75
E.H.Blois,Supt.Negleoted and Delinquent
Children.
'aintenance of 0.iildren
to Dec. 31/19
T.C.Allen&Co.
1154.76
Priatng Statiouery
City. Treasurer 10.00
0(
January 8.01:1, 120
CA,
It
It
London Rubber Stamp Co.
A. Milne Fraser
Blackadar Bros.
A.&.W.Mac kin1;;,y Ltd.
Blackadar Bros.
rIulifax Herald
Chraniole Pub. Co.
cy Aufl tor 6. 35
Ar:Isessor 58.35
Clerk
201.25
275.95
Badges eta.
7.00
11 , 00
2 .35
27.35
Desk Clamps
1.25
Subscription to
Recorder 1919
5.00
Books
City Treasurer 10.70
II
Clerk
3 • 75 14. 4-5
Adv e t 17:r.n6s
9.10
3.50, 5.60
do
do
5. 60, 11.20
7,00
1 6. 80
11.4779• 41
Alfred rhitman,
OrTAIRJAAN.
Moved by Al:lea:wan Whitman seconded by Alderman
Biasett that the report be adopted and the accounts
paid.. Motion passed,
POLICE ACCOUNTS.
Read report Police Committee recoriupencl.icig ad:Daunts
for payment.
Hal ax, ,̀1:1 .
January 5tb, 19 20
T o a 1,7o r ship tl.le Llay
and Ci.'ty
Gentlemen:At a meet:Inc!: of t.le Police Commission held
nanec1 a,cc aunts amounti.ng to
, t,,13:1,s day, the follow •
906. 1-1-0 wax e exa,trined, found correct and recommended
for payment .
145055
Service
Telephone Company
Repaird. Patrol
9.25
1-1fx.Vuicanizing 1,7orks
Board,h0Vues
28.50
Dr. Liat„ttr idse
8.70
Casil expened
Frank T.Tariral.T.an
9.00
Nat
Miss Gamier
It
10.50
Mrs. Virtue
Office sup,„.lies 27.55
T. U • Allen 8.: Co.
Police Meters 558.00
4ayton & Sons
2 Weilaz)hanes
25.00
Oarrol & Smille
4.-'4mr: •
7,9
January 8th, 1920
:Robert Taylor Ltd.
John Starr S i
Co.
Dominion Rubber
F,W. Fraser
Burns de. Keeler
H.rt
Kelly's Ltd.
Nova Motor
A
J • IV 01 B r
a,y L t
ovc.):1: s apes
15. 00
Electric light
.2 .35
Tyres
2,50
Feed
21. 37
brass buck. es
4, 45
Esr av
17,70
Sup') 1 ies
5. 85
Repairs to Car. 29. 65
Books
36,70
repaifes and
se:'vic
46.48
41; 9-0-6.14Z5
J.S Parker,
11,tyo:r arid 0 h a 1...r m an
Moved by Alderman A c khur s t sec ou. d bar Al de man
Kelly that the report be adopted arid the accounts
paid. Motion passed.
EXPLOSION PAINTING FIRE S TAT IMS.
Read report Comutttee on Fire Wards r eo ommandin
for payment accounts for painting fire stations on
account of da;mage daused by the expl os on.
Committee Row, City Hall,
December 9th, 1919
The City Council.
The Committee of Fire V,rards be i.3 to
• recommend for paymeL.,.t the fol ow in g ace crun t 3 of
Tr io tgr LicL ar en in settlement off coo trac t for
paint:L.14' Fire St ati e s ou account of danAgges caused
by the r xp os i on.
g; 6 `7. 00
est S tree t S tstionc
1 65. 00
Central Station
21r.00
Quinpool Road. Ststion
10 7. 00
.1-loyt,
h
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Moved by Aldorm:;An Hoyt isecoilded by Al (3 rill an F
the report be adopted and the accounts paid.
Motion pu,s s
ay
St
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Janu. .3:1; 8 the 1920
PUBLIC GARDENS ACCOUNT.
Read report Codimisolohers of Halifax Common
recommending accounts for payment.
May2rts Office, City Hall,
December 9th, 1919
The City Council.
Gentemen :.The Commissioners of Halifax Common met
this evening when the follo,
named u4occanUs were
examined, found correct and recommended to the City
Council for iayment
Ourfent Account.
S. Cunard & Co.
Hard coal
8 tons
T5.00
soft coal
48 tons
7.75
Flower Pots
Repairs to
Waggons
DiseaZection
Plumbing
Feed
Seeds
Pablias
Tulips
Total...... OOOOOOO
Hugh D.Mac.kenzie L t;
Baldwin &,Co.
A.H.Lamphier
Buckley ,Drub; Co.
Michael Day
S.C.Tholhpson
R. J. Farquhar
Henry Ritchie
J.A.summers
Sherwin Villiams
Jas. SimmoAs Lta.
Brookfield Bros.
bowl Account.
Paint for fence
Hardware
Sand
120.00
372.00
5.07
82.25
3.b5
7.60
43.22
35.95
21.66
11 .20
q80 50
24.20
24.30
6.00
-5/C.56
Prince of Wales ftecption Acc(.unt
Flags
J. '1'.7Thal en & Co.
78,00
J.S.P%,rker,
Mayor ana Ohaimun.
Uoved by Aldallan Fialuy se000ded by Aldrman
Power tbao the report be urloptec.1 anj. the accounts
paid. Motion .oassed..
VJORKS DEPITTTUT ACCOUNTS.
Read report Committee on V:orks recomen6J.ng accounts
for :,ayment.
491'7/I
aanuary 8th, 19 20
City Works, Office,
Jan. . 7, 1920
His Trr orsh ip the Mayor
and City Council.
Gentlemen:—
Attac'1.-.1.ed. hereto are accounts of the city
Works Department for the month of December 1919
am ount ink; to the sum'.
:11118,119.85 chargezble to
the following services, which have been approved
by the Works Committee and are recomIlended to the
Council for payment.
Streets.
608.08
Pennanellt Pavement
.172.48
Loan Assessment Iinprovemnt 271.97
Market Revenue
103.81
City Hal Lighting
179.30
Telephones
218.18
47.44
Abattoir
4017.68
Etreet Lighting
FUel City Hall
307, 50
55.00
Town Clock Maintenance
Electric Wiring Inspection 32.44
142.3.57
Sewerage
307.10
Intern al eel pia.
200.48
Teams & St ables
710
City Property
)25.3 6
144.08
Water maintenance
Srli-b9 • Lt.li•
Construction :i;)-1-9 8`c,:, 79
60 . 62
Ylat or Main t ellen° e
W ate
650.41
01 119.815
A. F. Me a sery eY,
Clerk of Works.
Moved by Alderman Finlay seconded by Al erman
Acid:1=st that the report be adopted and the accounts
paid in so far as funds will permit.
Motion paosed.
ALDERMAN DOUGLAS
Alderman Douglas here arrives and LI:kes h:;.0 seat
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in Council.
714nuth, 19 20
POLICE MOTOR
PATROL OAR.
Read report Finance Comm i tt ee recommendins payment
of the principal sum wid.:1 oost of law suit in connection. with the purchase of a police patrol car from the
HalAt'ax Auto Company.
Committee Room, City Hall
January 6th, 19 20
His Worship lxe
and. City Council.
Gentlemen:At a Me()tng of the F.j.aance Committee held
this day the attached. letterof L.A.Lovett, Esq., K. b.
asking, for payment of tiF;21-1.5...10 amount of Judgment
and costs in case Halifax Auto Company vs 7'.e City
of Halifax was read. It is reoorruiended that same be
raid $2000.00 from loan or Police Patrol and
4453.10 Police Appropriation 1919-20
Alfred Whitman,
Moved by Alde.T:man
tman seconded. by Alcterman
Bissett that the v7;port be adopted and the ::..1.,ocount
paid. Motion passed.
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VICTORIA GENERAL HOSPITAL ACCOUNTS 1_91/18
Read report Finalce Comnt.ttee zecommending for
payment the sum o;1 iI 1;292. 24 in settlement of Victoria
General Hospital accounts from October 1st, 1917 to
December 31st, 1918 covering correspondence.
Committee Room, City Hall,
January • 6t1 , 19 20
His Worship the Mayor
and. City Council;
Gent1Q;ilen:At a meeting of the F:.nance Committee held
thi.s day the attached letter of the City Auditor in
re adjustment of disclaimed accounts of Victoria
tjeneraa Hosrital for care of City Patients from October
1st, 1917 to December 31s b, 1918 was read. This
account has been submitUed to arbitration and the
arbitrators have fixed the amount for which the City
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Janua2.:y
sth, 1.320
is liable at $29 2.24
Your Committee recommend that the sum Of
x'292.24 be paid in full settlement of this claim.
Alfred Whl.tman,
Chairman.
Offioe of City Auditor,
Au',,ust 13th, 1919
Alfted Wh tman, Esq.,
Ohairman Fiaanoe Committee.
Dear Sir:I send herewith the letter from the Hon. Com
of Public Works and Mines under date of 10th Maya1919
with account therein referred to $747.50 irk would
ask that same be placed in line so ,as to ;het final
adjustment of what is now the only matter so fax as
I know in dispute between the Victoria General Hoqpital
and the City of Halifax.
beg to call attention to the .fact that
whatever amount is fixed on by the Arbitrators in
settlement of this account will require to be financed by Legislation to be obtained in tbe future.
W.W.Foaters
City Auditor.
Offioe of Works and Mines,
May 10th, 1919
W.W.Fosi;er, Esq.,
Catty Auditor.
Re.V.G.Hospital Aocounts.
••MM.1
•••■••••••••
.•••.1.o.1•,*
Dear Sir:With a view to arriving at a settlement
of the accounts now outstanding between the City of
Halifax ana the V.G.Hospital Commission as set forth
in the memorandum attached hereto, I beg to suggest
to abide in any decision which
timt I am quite
your Mr.W.E.Messervey and Ur, F.W.Srvth, Secretary
of Public Charities, may make. In case tliese two
are unable to agree, I am preparea to abide by any
independent Arbitrator wIlich they rm:iy select. If they
fail to agree .on a third person I a4. quite satisfied
such third person shall be made
nameing
that the
by 11x. Justice 011isbolm of the clunreme Court.
E.E.Amstronz,
Commis',- inner of Pubilo Works a Mines,
Januarz althl X920
Office of City Auditor,
Nov. 7th; 1919
Alfred Whitamn, Esq.,
Chaiman, Finance Committee.
r)oar
Ace ompanyino please find aci.justment of
accounts Victoria General. Hosi;ital for the old
eiccount in dispute, $747.5-c to Deceriiber 31st, 1918
i ii
e (I by the referees F.W.Smith and W.E.Liesservey,
fixing same at ($2.542.24' This amount has to be finanoed. as there is no fund from v.thich it can be
paid.
At same time I wish to call attention to the
fact that from May 1st, 1919 to- date no a000i.nts
for patients at the Victoria General Hospital have
been p aid; alv;lough I khow • that the bills are sent
in regularly by the Superintendent, and to date are
for seine reason riot attended to.
The only charge for this year against the appropriation waiting to pay these bills of 110,000.00
if for two varterts salary @ !;100, to Mr. Messervey
ftbr attending to the matter of settlement of patients.
This is getting to be a serious matter from the
itcmdpoint of the City b-l.nanoes, as we have norcipaid
out of this account, besides bills due since May 1st,
1919 415,111.34 and no effort whatever has been made
to o,oll sot from parties treated and, the further these
accounts are allowed to run, the less likelihood there
is of collection.
Iiii.W.Fos ter,
City Auditor.
Halifax, N.S. Oct. 14th, 1919
City of
:1. f ax,
In account with
Victoria General Hospital,pr.
of-rf-scraimecl. o ounts of ---for Vac:: °axe of p uzients
Viotoria General
front the #ity of Ha'.1..fax from Oct. 1st., 1917 to Dec.
31st, 1918
1••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••.•
1917.
Disclaimed
Amount of
Disolaimec',1. accounts. Accounts allowed. Balance.
loots
Nov.
Dec.
By cash a/ o
312.00
176.00
190.00
8.00
455.00
257.20
22.00
374.00
.2U
ate Mrs. Laura0Baker
67.20
14.00
22.00
fr 571720--
Murdoch Bevest 83.1.75
Three months $202..94 proportion of 1.00 to 2.57
F.W.Smith,
W.E.Lies ervey.
‘319t-i
70'
892d
2
Jay 8 th.) 19 20
Moved. by Alderman IPIhitmen seconded. by Aldermen
Power that the report be adopted and the account paid..
Moved in amendment by . Alderman lvlurphy seconded by
Alderman Buckley that the report be referred tack to
the Finance Committee for further report.
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The amendment is put and passed.
HOSPITAL ACCOUNTS, MAX let,
to OCTOBER I a
VICTORIA GFT'fl
Read. report Finance Coraraittee
r ea 0111.1.c:ending
for
pe,yment accounts for Victoria General Hospital patients
from May 1st, 1919 to Ootebet 31st., 1919.
Committee Room, City Hall,
January 6th, 19 20
His Worship the May
and City Council.
Gentlemen:—
At a meeting of the Finance Comnittee held
this day the attached. accounts of the Victoria General
Hospital for care of patients chargeable to the City
of Halifax from May 1st, 1919 to October 31st, 1919
06, e97.52 was read. end recommended. for payment.
Alfred Eli tman,
Moved. by Alderman Whitman seconded by Alderman
Bissett tha,t the report be adopted and. the account
paid. Motion passed.
PUBLIC COMFORT STATIONS.
Read letter Array and Navy . Veterans cover :ink;' letter
and resolution Ladies Auxiliary re the installation
of comfort stations in the City.
Halifax, N.S. Data, 17th, 1919
To the Mayor and.
City Council.
Gentleraen:—
At 01.1.:1! business meet.1..D.g held. the 4..011 inst.
a copy of a resolution was read. and. unanimously ad.op . .led.
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(141taluary F.
19 20
This resolution, or
with the Ladies Aux. A.&
N.V. Halifax
end requests tle city to provide
the necessary "Comfort Statios " suoh as a city of this
size should have. Also to see that public buildings,
halls etc., are in like manner equjpped. °
I feel sure gentlemen that if you take the necessary action to coply wit this request you will meet
with the bea,rty approval of not only these organizations'
but of t.,:e citizens generally.
The meting further elected Corades Duffus
and Monaghan to wait upon TAJ,
ts letter personally to fully explain if it shoul be needed, the ideas
we have in view and reoeive any ol?jections thui; you
may have to Offer.
Trusting that this matter will receive your
sericAls ci:rnsideratioh.
ArtlAur P.Ilodgeol
SecIty.
Halifax, N.s. Dec. 17th, .11919
His Worship Mayor Parker
and Alderman o City o Halifax.
Gentlemen:The enclosed resolution was passed at the
regular meeting of The Ladies Auxiliary Arity and
Navy Ve',;erans in Ca ada (Halifax Unit) On Dec. 2nd, 1919
It was forwarded to the Mena Unit oonsistiag of 1700 .
many of whom ,are voters ana taxp,yers,for backing and
support at their regular meeting on Dec. 4th. owing
to the illness of our Reoording Seoly we regret it has
not been forwarded to you earlier.
Alma Brinkman,
Act g. Correspond in Seely.
WHEREAS it is felt to be the duty of this
organization to watoi: for clafi. recomena ull eimprov
awl make toward the
/eats tending to beautif y
/healthfulness u.n. moral uplift of its inhabitante.
AND WiTEREAS in Amerioaa an:t. European Cities there
are int,3rspersed throat bout te moot t%iekly populated
/districts o± said cities, comfort stations
g07 TTTEREFORE DE IT RErnL1170, that this association
recommend to the City Council of this City, that at
least 3 Cbmfort Stations be opened in the central
theatres,
parts of t')cl City and chat t he owners
restaurants an6. public bu:.laings be made to Ivevide
kilLA for both sexes,
adequate accommodation - f
AgD FURTTIER REntITED that copies of
resolution be sent the inens unit for backing and
support ani aloo a copy cf the same to the City Council
for action on their part.
Uoved by Liss IloCrow seconded by IIrs. Hollands
.passed unanimo ely at Church o:' Englanr1 Institute,
Halifax, Dec. 2nd, 1919
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Jaauexy 8th, 19 20
Referred to the Committee on Works for report.
FIRE DEPARTI1ENT.
Read report Committee on Fire Wards for the
m:nth of Decembdr.
Halifax, N.S. Jan. 6th, 19 20
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v_I
cx1,
,1..fr•
ve
The City council.
Gentlemen:,The Committee of Fire Wards beg to report
and recommend as follows :Accident Insurance -Thomas James
C-onnors.
1It is recommen(fted that the sum of One Thousand
(41,000.00) Dolaars wh.en paid to the City by the
Railway Passengere Assurance Company on account of
the aooidantal death of Thomas James COnnors ti meMber
of the Halifax Fire Department who was drowned at
Two Lakes, Saar° Road last spring be handed over
to Mrs. Mary Greene, 10L1 uerrish Street, the Mother
of the deceased.
War -Pay of Fireman
— --- 1,1rilrts,ry Duty.
C.J.Leahy
on
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The Committee recommend for the approval
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of the City Council the following report from the
City Auditor.
Office of City Auditor,
Halifax, N.S. Dec. 29th,1919
W.W.Hoyt, Esq., Chairman,
Firewards Committee,
City of'Halila%.
Dear Sir:_I beg to report that Sec. 5 Chap. 36 Acts
1916 provides that "Any ofici.el of the City or the
City Health Board who may hereafter be engaged in
active military service shall be entitled to receive
from the City only the difference between the am Junt
of W.s salary as suchh, official and hf.3 pay for such
military service."
I would recommend that 11r. Leahy be paid,
under this Act, Like other returned civic employees
t1)(1 difference between .11s 'salary from the Fire
Department, which at the time of his enlistment was
1PD5.00 per month, and his military pay, $1.10 per
January 8th)
19 20
0
`l
se
71 ail
day made up as follows :V'FTOM Dee. 25 th. , 1915 to Auf-4. 4th, 1919 -
3
ell
yrs. 0
MOS.
Salary H..F.D.., (Deo.1915 i;65.00 per moa.n)8b0,00
Mil.itaxy :pay ,P,1.10 par day -3 yrs. 8 Los. .. 144 80
Differeaoe dua under See, 51Chap.36,1916...
0.20
OL this amount there is on hand in the
Fire Department account 1917-1918........ • •
795.50
Legislation will be necessary to rroVide
the balance . OOOOOOOOO ...... OOOOO .:.. OOOOO ....614.30
I recommend that the amount on hand, 0795.90
be now paid 1.1r, Leahy.
W.W.Fostex,
•City Auditor.
Street
Damaa(LI2Jire
Department Pro :: cot'
3-
The Committee submit herewith with the recommendation tha, the same he approved a report from the City
solicitor in re claim made by the Fire Department
agaiast the Tramway Coiiipany for larilages to equ4ment.
Offioe of City Solicitor,
Halifax, N.S. Nov. 25th/19
Chairman of the Board of Firawards.
Dear Sir:The Chef of the Fire Department hao obtained
for me interviews with t1-1.e witnesses is these claims,
and I beg. to report of the same. The claims are :-
1. Running over a line of ?lose on Windsor Street on
the 12th of January.
2. Running over a L.ne of hose on Charles Street on
the 14th of January.
3. Colliding with a ladder cart on SprinT Garden Road
in March last about the tfLme, of the return of the
I will deal with these in order.
R.C.R.
The evidence of the witnesses, especially
let.
John Ho-Anson, k)seman on the waggon, is that the
night in question was fine mad clear, and the liqht
on the corner of North and Windsor Streets was burning brightly. When the line of hose was laid aoorss
south corner of
Windsor Street ,Hoganson went to
the streets and did his utmost to warn the driver
of the tram oar by standing in the middle of the track
hands. The driver,
and shouting to him and waiving
however, paid no Eltention, but came on to tba (1,)rth
side of the s treet running over the line of hose and
destroying the, When asked what he meant by so doing
he made no anever. It appears to me that there TVELU
and. still
negligence both in not seeThg
f2;reater negliunce in no G paying atbention to so
clear a sinal, and that for ti-1:+.s the Company sh()uld
be liable.
7 lq
January
19 20
2nd.
In this case it VMS a dark niftht and. no
light at tile oorner, and tne hoseMon on. 7 ayin2.; out
the hose had gone to the man in. charge of the
engine to ascertain if it was ready to turn on
the water. In the meantime the tram car came on
aild passed over the hose. The engine was situated
on nharles Street past the corner and Could easily
have escaped the notice of the driver of the c ar.
I CI.0 not t)ink ''GhE,, evidence sufficient in t.Liis
case to justify an action for negligence.
3rd.,
The evidence of the driver of the car
and the Deputy Fir3 Chief in this was is that
the car was coming dam spria1
- 2; Garden Road at
about 12.30
The night was clear anet all lights
burning briglltly. At the corer of oueen Street
the horses were oomin.1; • slowly and the driver sounded
his gong continuously. There was a heavy load - of
ladder s on the waggon,
gaon Ell y an
o ea tin
over both sides. In order to let a tram car going
east pass on the .norti side= the driver had
pulled over to the south side of the road. As
soon as the oar had passed he started to return
to his proper side*
This was nearly at
nueen Street. A west bound car was seen coming
up the hill at approximately S t. Mary's Cathedral,
coming very fast, estd.raated at between twenty—five
and ti.t.irty miles an hour..
calLe right on .without
slackening speed, and struck the ladder truck at
the tind
cons itfi.arable damage. Viihen asked
what he meant the driver a(1a.iitted that he had never
seen ti:le ladder truck:
-
It is admitted, h,owever, by the persons in
charge of the latter waggon, that the wag!zgo. was
showing no lights, and this point is expressly taken
claiiy,s department of the
in the letter of
defendant Company The point so taken is nct an
easy one to dispose of. It is not clear in the first
r Et: :I. ft. t s applies
place. whether the refutation
to the vehicles of tile Fire Department, and in the
sed.ond place whether the absence of lights was a
matter which in itself would debar the City from
recovering doznages for a collision w:l.thout further
iJ abseace was only a matter o:
proof, or whether
evidence, and that the City' could still recover
iit 1,7as clear that the absence of lights was no excuse
for the negligence of the driver of the tram oar. If
watter were very large it would be worth contesting
res—
in order oo ascertain exactly what t1).e
pectively V/ a ; but in this matter it seems to me
that a compromise on the point m:',.ght well be suggested.
Assuming accordingly that the facts as Fiven
.to me by the officials of the Department are established
and are not controverted by opposing evldenoe, it appears
7
Jaauary nh, 1,920
me that the C o mp any is liable for the full anwunt
of the damage done on Windsor Street; that it is
not liable fox the dazage done on Ohalres Street
and that the damage clone to the ladder cart is
1/a matter open to
reasonable compromise.
F.H.Bell,
City Solicitor.
W.W.Hoyt,
Chairman.
Moved by Alderman Hoyt seconded by Alderman
Aokhurst that the report be adopted.
Moved by Alderman Whitman seconded by Alderman
Hoyt that tll.e report be considered clause by clause.
Motion. passed.
\11
Read clause No. 1 re accident insurance Thomas
CC.sAs
Cr:
stvi
z
e
ames Connors.
Moved by Alderman Murohy seconded by Alderman
c"ar*
Hoyt that the clause be adopted., Motion passed.
Read clause No. 2 re pay of fireman g.J.Leady
on military 'duty cove:erig report from City Auditor.
Moved by Alderman Hoyt seconded by Alderman
10°
7.0)
:,C4P1
Finlay that the clause be adopted,
•
Moved in amendment 'by Alderman r2itman seconded
by Alderman Bissett that the clause be referred
to the Finance Oommttee for report. Amendment passed.
. Read clause No. 3 re street railway damages
to fire Department property covering opinion from the
City Solicitor.
Moved by Alderman Hoyt seconded by Aldermen
Power that the clause be adopted. Motion passed,
Moved by Alden= Hoyt seconded by Alderman
Power that tie report as a whole as amended be adopted.
Motion passed.
Januau 8thi 1920
NORTH WEST ARM TRTJNIC SET/ER COSTS.
Read report Finance Com:ttee covering accounts
for costs im.connection with the expropriation of
right of way for , the North rest Arm Trunk Sewer.
Committee Room, City Hall,
January 6th, 19 20
His Worship the Mayor
mid City Council.
Gentlemen:At a meeting of the Finance Committee held
this day the attached bill of costs in the matter of
the expropriation of lands for the North Vest Arm
Sewer Right of War, from Estate late T.E.Kenny amuhnttag to 4139.25; also costs of application for payment
of money ou..t of cort in, same case 018.00 ; also a
bill of Messrs. MacLean,IBurchell anci Ralston $18.00
Costs of applioatioa for payment of money out o: court
in the case of Pine Hill College were read and. reco4imended for payment.
Alfred Whitman,
Chairman.
Moved. by Aidorman Vitman seconded b.vAldcf;rman
tegan that the report be adopted and the accounts
paid.
Motion passed.
CHAIRnN
At the request of His Worship the Mayor, Deputy
Mayor Aldermon Kelly takes the Chair.
INDFPENDENT AUDIT
Read report Finance Committee covering letter
Aldermen Mur.;:;hy re an Independent Audit of th City's
rinances.
Compittee Room, °iv/ Hall
Joauary 6tb, 1920
His Worship the Ilayor
and City Council.
GenVleen:,At a meet ing of the Finance Committee held
this day the attaced letter of Alderman Murphy with
reference to the necessity of an independent audit
was read and referred to the City Council for its
a
Januara
8th, 19 20
conoidoration.
Alfred WYC6man,
chairman.
'Halifax N.S., Deo. 19th, 1919
To His Worshir, the Kayor
and Members of City Council.
Gentlemen:The City has enAearoured fox a number of
years to obtain legislation permitting an independent
Fadit of Its affairs but hap failed up to the present.
Last yeas the only item strUok from our e
estimates was one of $2,500.00 to carry out an au.it
and uurvey of our variousCiVio Departments.
The following from an editorial in a
prominent J!ientreal paper' written when the question
of an inaependent audit was up there a.vlies strikingly
to this City
"A strikins peouliarity of our civic
administrztion is that tnere is dbsolutely no in-.
dependnet audit of the corporationts books. This
is in rArect apposition to t'l,e) custom existinz in
practically all other cities of importance. The Cityls
expendituree from revenue totals about fourteen millions
a year, while a much larger 61.11A is usually vie4la voted
from the Loan Acoount. Wity enormous outlays suob
as these it is absurd that there should be no scrutinizing of the books by auditors not in the civic
employ.E
This editorial went on furtl:',er 'to say that
the intorduction.of an independent audit could in
no wixy relfeot on lany heads of de.paxtments involved
and that all business houses had adopted it as a
t furtUer ouggested that it be
matter of course.
made Incumbent on the City to 3Jaapt the policy
of independent aft:J.:Lt.
am informed that in the neit!hborhood of
fifteen years ago an efffert was made to have the
affairs of tile City wdited and that after the work
had proceeed a couple of daysl: conditions at that
time were sucL timt those w'LIL Aad undertaken it were
(10.1efL off.
have no desire to suggest that the affairs
of the City are in any such sliape at present p nevertheless, the fact of the lare:e amount of uncollected
taxes, at present amounting to from $600,000 -4800,000
and the frequent questions which arise regarding taxes
dn general would see: vice to indicate that an audit
and survey, as prqposed, is desirable and would result
in the intropction of improve6. methods in the workincs
of these Amportant departments.
115
January 8th, 19 20
would recommen6. that th;,s matter be'referred
to the Finance Committee for consideration and if
favorably passed on by Council that necessary provision bo made for the oarryin through of this work.
John 11:urphy,
Moved by Alderman MurI:)ily seconded by Aldermon
Bissett that the report of the rcnance Committee•
be adopted. Motion passed.
Moved by Alderman Bissett seconded by Alderman
Murphy that trteps be taken to have an independent
audit and survey made of all the Oityls books and
accounts.
Chairman
His Worshin the Mayor resumes tine Chair,
Moved in amendment by Alderman Kelly seconded by
Alderman. MurH hy that consideration of this matter be
deferred and taken up with the Cityls legislation and
that the City Clerk communicate with Mr. Bradshaw of
Toronto and akk him if he would make any suggestions
for improvement in the Cityls system of book-keeping
or financial affairs.
Amendment put and lost 2 voting for the same and
13 against it as follows
For the Amendment :- Aldermen Kelly, Murphy
Against it :- Aldermen Colwell o TFlitman, Ackhurst,
Finlay, Hoyt, Bissett, Regan D:uglad, Buckley,Butier,
Rito;ale, Power, Hubby -13
The on
motion is put ankl lost ;3. voting
for the same and 12 against it as follows
.
For the motion :-Aldermen Bissett,mKelly,
Murr, hy
3
Jan wry 8 till 192.0
Agai-n2t it :- Aldermen Colwell, WILtman, Ackhurst,
Finlay, Hoyt, Regan, Douglas, Buctskley, Butler, Ritchie,
Power , Hubley
GOVERNMENTS CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS CIVIC
P A
His, fforship the Mayor informs the Council that
the special Committee appointed to ooasider and report
upon: w the matter of obtaining Governm ent contri-.
but:Lai:Ls towards civic taxation had gone carefully into
the matter and were now about prepared to submit their
report.
Moved by Alderman Power, seconded. by Alderman
Colwell that this Council authorize His Worship the
May
to nominate a delegation to prooeed to Ottawa
with a memorial to the Dominion Government asking for
a grant from the Government in lieu of taxation on
properties owned, in Halifax*
Thy; amendment is withdrawn.
Moved by Alderman Regan seconded by Alderman
Ritchie that a special weetinr; of this Council be
called by His Worship the Mayor for Thursday evening
15th inst. at 8 o'clock to receive the report of the
special committee. Motion passed.
Moved by Alderman Thltman seconded by Alderman
FinlEtiy that the Council do now adjourn. Motion passed.
Council adjourns 11.35 o'clock.
L. Fred Monaghan,
CITY CLE1AC.
J.S.P')xker,
MAY iR
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