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Rural Municipality of Charleswood Series
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Agreements

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of a set of agreements organized numerically by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood (no. 1 to 102; missing are 32 and 65). The agreements document various transactions ranging from the RM's incorporation to the purchasing or leasing of supplies and equipment. Included are agreements and related records (correspondence, urban plans, etc.) with individuals, local clubs, and other entities such as the City of Winnipeg. Common records include easement and lease agreements, employment and service contracts, and documents pertaining to public works or the regulation of municipal affairs.

Agreements are filed in a numerical sequence that begins in an ad hoc order and later becomes chronological. Both documents and their original sleeves have been placed into folders.

Charleswood (Man.)

Applications for Building Permits

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists primarily of applications for building permits and supporting documents organized by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood into an alphabetical filing system. Architectural drawings, blueprints, sketches and other building plans frequently appear throughout this series. Other records created in the course of the application and review process include inspection records, correspondence, and surveyor's certificates. Permits for plumbing, electrical work, and moving also appear as well as applications for culverts.

Each file is identified by address and, in some cases, name of applicant. Files organized in alphabetical order according to street name then address.

Charleswood (Man.)

Assessment and Taxation Records

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of valuation forms and tax sale records that document, in part, the assessment and taxation function of the RM of Charleswood. Valuation forms (1942-1954) were maintained by the assessor and assembled into books according to ward. Tax sale books (1913-1933, 1935-1955) document the selling and purchasing of land in arrears. Certificates, statements, warrants and correspondence were kept as records of later tax sales (1956-1971).

Series is arranged chronologically according to record type. Valuation forms were removed from bound volumes. These books appear first and are followed by tax sale records. Oversized items housed in separate containers.

Charleswood (Man.)

By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of all surviving by-laws for the Rural Municipality of Charleswood (no. 1 to no. 1779*). These documents authorized and regulated the activities of Council and the running of municipal affairs. Included are agreements and contracts, urban plans, and additional textual records. By-laws were subject to provincial legislation and therefore orders of approval issued by the Municipal and Public Utility Board and, after 1959, the Municipal Board of Manitoba regularly appear.

Records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. By-laws are filed numerically (or chronologically by date of creation) with the contents of files 59-88 appearing in reverse chronological order.

*Missing no. 32, 84, 93, 100-141, 143-144, 156-151, 153-220, 222-226, 228-234, 236-244, 246-264, 266-299, 383, 389-391, 396, 407, 424-425, 429, 452, 522, 579, 763, 795, 802, 818, 824, 834, 853, 861-869, 936, 1046, 1102, 1125, 1128, 1351.

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Development Agreements

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of development agreements between the Rural Municipality of Charleswood and various developers like Parklands Limited, Quality Construction, Suzuki Brothers, etc. It documents transactions related to residential development and other projects, including the construction of the Westdale Recreational Centre. File contents are predominantly textual (agreements, correspondence, etc.) but contain numerous urban plans as well. Some of the files remained active after the 1971 amalgamation and appear to have been copied and/or maintained by the City Clerk's Department.

Development agreements arranged by archivist into alphabetical order according to developer or project. Agreements between the City of Winnipeg and developers removed.

Charleswood (Man.)

Early Communications and Agreements

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of petitions, agreements, and other early records of the Rural Municipality of Charleswood. Petitions and agreements document local improvements and Council business transactions (leasing and transfer of land, agreements with contractors, appointments, etc.). Other records include applications, bonds, certificates, correspondence, and subdivision regulations. Series represents some of the earliest surviving records of the RM of Charleswood that were grouped together and not placed in other recordkeeping systems.

Items arranged in alphabetical order according to record type. Within each record type, items are arranged chronologically. Some item-level descriptions available.

Charleswood (Man.)

Election Records

Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of voters lists for the Rural Municipality of Charleswood from 1928 to 1969. Voters lists contain the names of all persons in the assessment rolls for the municipality. Not included are lists for the following years: 1913-1927, 1930, 1933-1936, 1939, and 1946. Voters lists are arranged chronologically.

Charleswood (Man.)

Financial Records

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of all surviving financial reports of the Rural Municipality of Charleswood (Missing year end reports for 1957 and 1958) and financial ledgers. Although the titles and forms vary, each report summarizes the Municipality's financial operations on an annual basis as per the audit function. Interim reports and financial statements appear in few instances. Ledgers document general accounts and local improvements. One volume relates to financial estimates for the years 1963 to 1968.

Series is arranged in two groupings, financial reports and ledgers. When necessary, records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. Oversized items housed in separate containers. Items belonging to the City of Winnipeg removed.

Charleswood (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of minutes and agendas for the Council of the Rural Municipality of Charleswood. Inaugural, regular, and special meetings of Council are recorded as well as the meetings of related bodies, such as the Court of Revision and in later years Public Works. Minutes of various committees, including the Town Planning Advisory Committee (1968-1971) and Centennial Committee (1969-1970) also appear. Some files contain other textual materials.

When possible, records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. Series is arranged chronologically with the contents of files 27-51 appearing in reverse chronological order.

Charleswood (Man.)

Municipal Aid Records

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of case files and records pertaining to the administration of municipal aid in the Rural Municipality of Charleswood. Municipal aid included such services as social assistance, child welfare, and hospital aid. The scope of the RM's responsibilities with regards to these services was largely defined in provincial legislation (Social Assistance Act 1957, Hospital Services Insurance Act 1958, Social Allowances Act 1959, etc.) and in other places like by-law 1495 (RM of Charleswood). Common record types include correspondence, applications, legal records, reports, statements, relief schedules, and account sheets.

Records appear in four groupings. Case files appear first, followed by records related to general administration; reports, statements, schedules, etc. (records created in the process of seeking financial reimbursement from the Province); correspondence; and account sheets removed by creator from general ledgers. For privacy and access reasons, sensitive correspondence was removed by archivist from the Subject Files series and placed in the Municipal Aid series. Files belonging to the City of Winnipeg removed.

Charleswood (Man.)

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