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City of Winnipeg (1874-1971)

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  • Fonds
  • 1871-1971

Fonds 1 consists of administrative, legislative, financial and photographic records documenting the operation of the City of Winnipeg prior to amalgamation.

A substantial part of the fonds consists of records documenting the debates and decisions of Council, such as Council minutes and by-laws. Also included are minutes of the Board of Control, as well as minutes and reports of other standing and special committees of Council. These records cover a wide range of municipal functions, including finance, land use planning, public works, social services and other municipal services.

Some municipal responsibilities are documented in greater detail in departmental records or records of various boards and commissions. These include parks and recreation, public health and planning. General information about the City of Winnipeg, including elected representatives, history, and statistics can be found in City Clerk's Department records.

Records that document the financial history of the City include tax assessment records, auditors reports and financial statements.

Photographic records document the growth of the City and activities of elected officials, municipal employees, and citizens.

Winnipeg (Man.)

Letter from L. R. Bentley to Council regarding lease of Council Chamber

Letter to Council. Sender: L. R. Bentley . Subject: Lease of room for Council Chamber (advising the City that he will lease the room the Council is currently using as a Council Chamber, to them for a further year for a sum of $500.00 per annum). Referred to: Finance Committee. Action taken: offer accepted by the City at $450.00 per annum.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

Petition from Wilson Hyman and others to Council regarding transfer of saloon license to brick building known as the “Drug Store”

Letter to Council. Sender: Wilson Hyman and others. Subject: transfer of saloon license (petition by several citizens against the transfer of a saloon license for the Red Saloon to the brick building known as the “Drug Store” as there are already 3 saloons licensed in that area.). Referred to: laid on table.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

Civic Strike of 1918

Contains letters from various different people and organizations related to the civic strike that took place from May to June, 1918.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

Resolutions of the Citizens' Committee of One Thousand

A letter from A.K. Godfrey, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Citizen's Committee of One Thousand to the City Clerk's Office containing resolutions passed by the Citizens' Committee on May 24, asking that said resolutions be shared with City Council.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

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