City Council: 0050.0329

CITY COUNCIL MEETING – Accounts Ordered Paid – City Engineer’s Report Read.

            The City Council held their regular meeting on Thursday, September 13th.  Present Aldermen MacKinnon, Eakin and Balment.  The following accounts were ordered paid:

            Beattie-Murphy Co. $3.75, Cranbrook Drug & Book Co. $3.65, C.P.R. $1.50, Cranbrook Meat Market $8.35, Cranbrook Sash & Door Co. $103.77, Cranbrook Cartage & Transfer $73.80, Cranbrook Electric Light Co. $200.63, R. Frame $5.50, Hanson Garage $5.90, Kootenay Telephone Lines $20.45, Little & Atchison $8.60, Metals, Ltd. $9.38, Ira Manning Ltd. $35.65, J.A. Molleur $2.75, J.D. McBride $22.85, McAvity & Sons $41.00, Payrolls – City Engineer $270.00, Fire Dept. $287.25, City Officials $267.50, School Board $1582.97, Police Payroll $295.00; T.N. Parrett $10.60, F. Parks & Co. $24.90, Sundry Cash payments $115.56, Sullivan’s Quick Print $5, St. Eugene Hospital $63.75, Charlie Wing $4.60.

            The city engineer reported as follows:

To the Mayor and Council of the City of Cranbrook:

            Gentlemen – I beg to submit my report for the month of August.

            WATER – Maintenance work on the water system during the month was as follows: four leaks in the main were repaired, three valves were repaired, and the defective parts replaced; two service connections were repaired; one new service connection was made; the construction of a rock crib below the dam at the city reservoir referred to in a previous report as being necessary to prevent erosion by backscour was completed,  In connection with the question of water supply, it may be mentioned that the flow in St. Joseph’s Creek continues to diminish, several meterings taken at the city reservoir during the month showed the average amount of wastage on the spillway to be approx. 1.90 cubic feet per second as against an average of 3.05 cubic feet per second last month.  Two plumbing permits were issued.

            STREETS  - The main streets were cleaned and weeded.  A survey was made on Kains Street in connection with the question of effective drainage of this street and adjacent avenues.

            SIDEWALKS – Sidewalks and bridges were maintained in repair.  124 feet of new eight-foot walk was laid on Hanson Ave.

            SEWERS – Several visits to the disposal works showed the same to be in satisfactory condition.  A quantity of sludge from the septic tanks was disposed of.  Three sewer connections were made.

            Your obedient servant,

                                                Wm. H. Essie, city engineer.

            A letter from Wm. Dickson of Fernie offering to sell the city a rock crusher, elevator with chain and trough for $575.00 f.o.b. Fernie was read and the offer accepted subject to a clear bill of sale being made.

            The Board of Works were authorized to expend an additional sum of not exceeding $1000 in addition to their original estimate.

            The council recommended the Police Commissioners to have the provisions of the Road Tax enforced by the Police.

            Accounts were presented by Mr. Ross Carr for repairs to his house, the damage having been caused by a leak in the water main.  The accounts amounting to $197.76 were ordered paid.

0050.0329: City Council

Cranbrook City Council meeting with City Engineers' reports on utility and services, ongoing upgrades, repairs and maintenance.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  September 27, 1917
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

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