- Edmonton municipal election, 1910
The 1910 municipal election was held
December 12 1910for the purpose of electing a mayor and five aldermen to sit on the Edmonton City Council, as well as three public school trustees and five separate school trustees. There were also four proposed bylaws put to a vote of the electorate concurrently with the election.
Positions to be elected
There were eight aldermen on city council, but three of the positions were already filled:
James Hyndman, John H. Millar, and James Mouldhad been elected to two year terms in 1909 and were still in office. George S. Armstronghad also been elected to a two year term, but had resigned to run for mayor. Accordingly, the fifth place finisher in the 1910 election - James McKinley- was elected to a one year term to complete Armstrong's aldermanic term.
There were six trustees on the public board of trustees, but three of the positions were already occupied: A Butchart,
Arthur Cushing, and William Ferris had been elected to two year terms in 1909 and were still in office.
There were 2149 ballots cast. Information about the number of eligible voters is no longer available.
(bold indicates elected, "italics" indicate incumbent)
George S. Armstrongwas acclaimed as mayor.
John Lundy- 854
Thomas Grindley- 670
Herman McInnes" - 616
Charles Gowan- 601
James McKinley" - 570
*Alex Stuart - 530
*J C MacDonald - 525
*A E Potter - 429
*Charles Gibbs - 369
Gustave May- 251
*F C Humberstone - 122
Public School Trustees
eparate (Catholic) School Trustees
John Cashman, "
James Collisson". " Wilfrid Gariépy", Milton Martin, and " Joseph Henri Picard" were elected. Detailed results are no longer available.
The following bylaws were voted on concurrently with the 1910 election:
A bylaw to grant Pinisch Compressing Co., a special franchise for the supply of artificial gas for the lighting of railway coaches.
A bylaw to provide for the sum of $75,000 to supplement the sum of $75,000 granted by bylaw 248 for improving East End Park and Exhibition Grounds.
A bylaw to provide for the raising of the further sum of $175,000 to be paid to the City Hospital by way of a bonus.
A bylaw to provide $2,300 for the purchase of machinery and an addition to the City Warehouse.
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