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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.

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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.

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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.

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Subject Files

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists primarily of both incoming and outgoing correspondence created and maintained by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood. Files relate to the main functions of the RM, including assessment and taxation, town planning, local improvements, public works, elections, municipal aid, etc. Other files document municipal administration and Council business. Many of the records document the intersections between the RM and residents of Charleswood as well as its relationship with other levels of government and both public and private bodies. Other record types include reports, agreements and legal records, petitions, town and building plans, and photographs.

Series appears to have served as the central filing system for the RM of Charleswood. Each file was given a subject heading and arranged in alphabetical order by the creator. Correspondence with individual residents or other entities was often filed by letter (ie: "A" Miscellaneous). This recordkeeping system was repeated every year from 1949-1971 with some files being carried over. Like subject headings brought together by the archivist. Files created after the City's amalgamation in 1972 removed.

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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.

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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.

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Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of photographs collected by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood and not filed in any recordkeeping system. The majority of photographs are aerial shots but series also includes photographs of council members.

Photographs were removed from envelopes and placed in folders by archivist. The original groupings were preserved.

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Public Works and Local Improvements Files

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of project files for various local improvements and specifications for public works projects in the Rural Municipality of Charleswood. Local improvement project files include correspondence, legal and financial records, petitions, public notices, tenders, drawings/plans, etc. Specifications for public works were assembled into packages by the Templeton Engineering Company, a consulting firm. These packages contain instructions to bidders, tender forms, agreements as well as other sections describing general conditions and special provisions. Drawings/plans commonly appear in packages.

Local improvement project files appear first, followed by specifications for public works projects. Original order was maintained by preserving the three alphabetical filing systems that comprise the local improvement project files, one of which has a distinct alpha-numeric filing system. Specifications for public works projects appear in chronological order. Files belonging to the City of Winnipeg removed.

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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.

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