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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.)

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.)

By-Laws

Forms part of Fonds 2. Series continues from Series 173, and consists of by-laws for the City of Winnipeg following its amalgamation with the municipalities in 1972. By-laws are municipal laws that were passed or amended by the City Council. By-laws relate to City land development, regulations, local improvements, street names/openings/closings, authorization of agreements, finance/taxation, governance/administration, and amendments to previous by-laws.

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.)

Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation

Forms part of Fonds 1. The Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation was responsible for managing all public parks located in the City of Winnipeg. The Board had the power to employ appropriate staff; pass by-laws regarding the use, protection and governance of City parks; assess and levy rates to cover costs for park improvements; and to acquire, expropriate and dispose of land for park purposes. The Board was required to keep records regarding its decisions and financial transactions.

The minutes, by-laws, communications and reports of the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation trace the development of public park space in Winnipeg.

The records consist of five sub-series:

Sub-Series 10:Minutes, 1893-1964

Sub-Series 11:Minutes, Standing and Special Committees, 1893-1964

Sub-Series 12:Communications, 1901-1931. Bound Letter Press volumes and loose correspondence

Sub-Series 13: Reports, 1892-1971

Sub-Series 14:By-Laws, 1928-1963

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

Special Committee to Investigate Inspection Services

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of information gathered from departments by the Special Committee to Investigate Inspection Services. Information in departmental reports includes the names and salaries of inspectors, duties performed, statistics regarding infractions and charges under the various by-laws governing city markets and food vendors, licensing of premises, sewer and water connections, scavenging (solid waste pick-up), and sanitary conditions in commercial buildings and housing stock.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee to Investigate Inspection Services

City Engineer

Part of City of Winnipeg (1874-1971) fonds. Series consists of records created and maintained by the City Engineer and Engineering Department.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer

St. James - Winnipeg Airport Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. The series documents the development of Stevenson Field, which later became the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Records consist of communications, plans and agreements relating to the development of the airport, operation of the airport by Transport Canada, and eventual transfer of control to the Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. in 1997. An Index to File Numbers is included. Records were organized alphabetically by subject, each of which was assigned a number, and files were organized in file number order (in practice, the letter "A" precedes the file number). Files with no file number follow those with file numbers.

St. James - Winnipeg Airport Commission

Winnipeg War Memorial Committee

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of minutes and communications of the Winnipeg War Memorial Committee and its two working committees: Site Committee and Design Committee. Included are reports, letters and newspaper clippings regarding site selection, the design competition and award, construction, unveiling ceremony, and committee wrap-up in August of 1929. The records are in chronological order.

Winnipeg (Man.). Winnipeg War Memorial Committee

Special Committee on Consolidation of By-laws Defining Duties of Council and Committees and Officers of the City

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of information gathered from departments relating to proposed amendments to by-laws defining duties of council, committees and civic officers. Reports from department heads outline their primary responsibilities and the number of staff under their jurisdiction, as well as duties that may be more suitably assigned to another department. Included are several departmental organization charts and rough minutes of the committee.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Consolidation of By-Laws Defining Duties of Council and Committees and Officers of the City

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.)

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

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