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Advisory and Planning Commission

Forms part of Fonds 12. The St. Boniface Advisory and Planning Commission, established as provided in Section 13 of the Town Planning Act, functioned from 1958 to 1971. The Commission was comprised of 7 members, 2 members from Council, and 5 citizens appointed by the Council. The Commission investigated and reported to Council on all matters related to the location and design of any public building, park, parkway, boulevard, street, land, playground, public grounds, housing scheme or other similar development, or any change thereto. In addition to its advisory duties, the Commission acted as a board of adjustment on zoning matters. The Commission’s recommendations were passed on to City Council for approval. In the vast majority of cases Council approved their recommendations.

The Commission was given free reign as to its rules of procedure and was expected to keep a record of its proceedings. The first secretary to the Commission from its inception in the fall of 1958 to the end of 1958 was the City Clerk, Maurice Prud’homme. On 3 December 1958, Fernand Marion was appointed secretary and served until the Commission disbanded in 1971 following the entry of St. Boniface into Unicity.

Series consists of case files arranged alphabetically by applicant name and administrative files including correspondence and minutes – minutes are incomplete.

St. Boniface (Man.)

Agreements

Forms part of Fonds 12. Series consists of agreements between the Rural Municipality, Town or City of St. Boniface with various parties. The agreements cover a wide spectrum of transactions: chattel mortgages, major construction contracts for public works projects, grants of easements, entertainment for Centennial Evening, leases or purchases of city owned properties, etc. Various lawyers or law firms retained as City Solicitors executed the agreements.

Agreements are filed numerically (or chronologically by date of creation) in two sets of documents, each of which begins with Agreement No. 1. A large number of agreements are in the form of tri-fold documents. Agreements for major local improvements are flat files and were housed in file folders. The numerical sequence has been retained, however, the tri-fold documents are at the beginning of the file list and the flat files follow.

St. Boniface (Man.)

City Solicitor

Forms part of Fonds 12. Series consists of correspondence and working papers of the City Solicitor for St. Boniface. The records document a wide variety of subject matter, including charter revisions, claims against the city, land and property matters, issues relating to rail transportation, social welfare and hospital cases.

Most of the records are in subject files and are generally in chronological order. In addition to subject files, there are files labeled “General Correspondence” that cover the period 1933 through to 1971. Each of these files contains correspondence on a variety of issues.

The social welfare files, 1934-1954, contain correspondence and case histories presented before the St. Boniface Juvenile Court for children in care; correspondence, case histories and decisions rendered by the Municipal Commissioner for hospitalization and expenses including liens for repayment; correspondence and case histories under the Wives and Children's Maintenance Act and the Child Welfare Act; correspondence and case histories regarding children under the care of the Children's Aid Society of Eastern Manitoba. The hospital file, 1937-1952, includes case histories as well as correspondence regarding actions by the City of St. Boniface to collect on delinquent hospital accounts.

St. Boniface (Man.)

City of St. Boniface

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  • Fonds
  • 1880-1971

The records consist of the following series:

Series 40: Minutes, 1880-1971

Series 84: By-Laws,

Series 41: (Voters Lists) Election Records,

Series 47: Agreements, 1883-1971

Series 48: Advisory and Planning Commission, 1954-1971

Series 49: Public Works, 1933-1968

Series 50: Local Improvements, 1934-1971

Series 51: City Solicitor, 1917-1971

Series 56: Library Board, 1951-1971

St. Boniface (Man.)

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