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Winnipeg Traffic Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, by-laws and notes for the Winnipeg Traffic Commission (1954-1971). By-laws are certified true copies.

Series arranged according to original order.

Series consists of two sub-series:

Sub-Series 30: Minutes, (1954-1971).
Sub Series 31: Correspondence, (1957-1971).

Winnipeg (Man.). Winnipeg Traffic Commission

Parking Authority

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of all surviving correspondence for the Parking Authority (1959-1965, 1970-1972). Other record types include reports and financial records.

Series keeps the arrangement made by the original creator.

Winnipeg (Man.). Parking Authority

Board of Control

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of the Minutes and corresponding packfiles, and communications files, of the City of Winnipeg's Board of Control.

Groups of records in this series include bound minute books (1907-1918) which record the minutes of Board of Control meetings, and refer to corresponding Packfiles which contain detailed records of the many responsibilities and transactions of the executive body of the city council. These numbered files include letters sent and received, board of valuation and revision forms, blueprints, accounts, financial reports and weekly water statistics.

A second group of Packfiles consists of Communications records (1906-1915), which correspond with Letter Registers.

A third group of Packfiles consists of the Board of Control Appropriation Balances.

Bound volumes include the Board of Control Claims Committee, Board of Control Costs Records, Record of Works Ordered, and Letter Registers.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Control

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.)

Public Works

Forms part of Fonds 12. Series consists of correspondence and working papers of the Superintendent of Public Works for the City of St. Boniface.

St. Boniface (Man.)

Local Improvements

Forms part of Fonds 12. Series consists of records of the Local Improvements Department in the City of St. Boniface. The records document a variety of subject matter including local improvements, Public Works Programme, Capital Works Programme, general correspondence and petitions. In addition,there are files from 1956 to 1971 arranged alphabetically by street name and local improvement project being performed.

St. Boniface (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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

Town Planning Files

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of files created and maintained by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood that document the town planning function. It includes minutes of the Town Planning Advisory Committee, town planning schemes, and project files. Reference files and books of sewer connection permit numbers also appear. File contents are predominantly textual but include numerous urban plans. Much of the correspondence is between the RM of Charleswood and the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Metro).

When applicable, records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. Minutes of the Town Planning Advisory Committee appear first, followed by general files, town planning schemes, permit numbers books, and project files. Original order of the project files was preserved. Oversized items housed in separate container.

Charleswood (Man.)

By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 4. Series consists of all surviving by-laws for the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry. Included in this series are supporting documents.

Fort Garry (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 5. Series consists of all surviving minutes for the Council of the Rural Municipality of North Kildonan. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as minutes of standing or special committees.

North Kildonan (Man.)

Personnel Records

Forms part of Fonds 7: Series consists of all surviving personnel records for the Town of Tuxedo. The records date from 1939 to 1972, and cover a variety of personnel issues including workmen’s compensation, unemployment insurance, pensions and life insurance. Also included are records concerning terminations, garnisheed wages and medical details.

Tuxedo (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of all surviving minutes for the Council of the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital; missing are minutes from 1912 to 1920. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded as well as recommendations and/or minutes of the Court of Revision and various standing committees.

Indexes for minutes (1918-1936) appear at beginning of series, followed by minute books. When possible, records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. Series is arranged chronologically.

St. Vital (Man.)

By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of all surviving by-laws for the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital (1885-1971).* The earliest by-laws belong to the RM of St. Boniface, the predecessor and former name of St. Vital. By-laws passed by the Winnipeg Suburban Municipal Board, acting on behalf of St. Vital, appear from 1925 to 1927. Included in this series are schedules and other supporting documents as well as a set of indexes (1880-1971).

By-laws were pasted into volumes by the creator or attached to pages with tape or glue. By-laws often appear out of order as noted by the creator and, in a few instances, only copies are included. Series is arranged numerically (or chronologically by date of creation). All by-laws, except for those in volume 46, were kept in their original books.

*Includes by-laws 22 to 8738, not inclusive. Multiple by-laws, especially from 1885 to 1914, are missing. There is a significant jump in the numbering system from 2099 to 3000. For a more detailed description, see file list.

St. Vital (Man.)

Subject Files

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists primarily of both incoming and outgoing correspondence created and maintained by the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital. Files document communications and transactions between St. Vital and various parties (ie: residents, businesses, local clubs and associations, and other governments) as well as municipal administration and council business. Reports, agreements, briefs, petitions, town and building plans, and copies of minutes also appear in this series.

Series appears to have served as the central filing system for St. Vital. Most files created on the basis of subject or office of primary importance and arranged in alphabetical order. Large file groupings assembled on the Elm Park Bridge, Offers to Purchase, Province of Manitoba, Flood, Schools and Tenders as well as other records with a similar provenance were put back into this series. General correspondence with residents often filed by letter according to name of sender or recipient.

Recordkeeping appears haphazard with most files dating from the fifties and sixties and others going back to the twenties, possibly indicating previous appraisal(s). Files created after the City’s amalgamation in 1972 removed.

St. Vital (Man.)

Departmental Files

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of files documenting communications between the administrative office and the Police, Fire, and Public Works departments of the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital. It appears in three groupings, according to department, with files on the Police and Fire department appearing first. Once a single department, Finance Committee recommended dividing the Police and Fire department in a budget meeting on February 25, 1952.

Series includes administrative files that contain correspondence and reports submitted by department heads; correspondence and agreements with various unions and associations as well as miscellaneous project files also appear. Other record types include financial statements, inventories, and copies of committee minutes. Files created after the City’s amalgamation in 1972 removed.

St. Vital (Man.)

General Files

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of various reference materials, memorabilia and ephemera collected and preserved by the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital. Many of the records seem to have been kept for their historical value, including files on the 1950 flood and select issues of the St. Vital Lance. Miscellaneous record books appear in this series as well.

St. Vital (Man.)

City Treasurer

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of files belonging to Alan Gill that record his various activities and responsibilities as City Treasurer of St. Vital. Following the City’s creation, Gill was appointed Treasurer in July 1963. Prior to that date this role was carried out by the Secretary-Treasurer and, for a brief time, the City Clerk. Council passed by-laws 7800 and 7801 in June 1964 that appear to formalize the separation of Clerk and Treasurer. After amalgamation with the City of Winnipeg in 1972, the Community of St. Vital continued to maintain this filing series.

According to The Municipal Act, the duties of the treasurer were to receive and safely keep all moneys belonging to the municipality, and pay out those moneys to such persons and in such manner as provided in the Act, and as the by-laws or resolutions of the council direct. Responsible for financial management, the City Treasurer maintained accounts and generated financial information as a means of advising council and others on financial matters.

Series arranged into three groupings. Copies of reports appear first, followed by two correspondence series. The latter series has a distinct alpha-numerical filing system in which the letter signifies the subject (ie: A for Acquisition of Land) and the number signifies the order. Other subjects include capital projects, development agreements, estimates, land sales, levies and assessment, Metropolitan Corporation, planning proposals, school board and zoning. Records related to departmental finances, personnel and hospital accounts also appear throughout this series.

St. Vital (Man.)

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