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Metro, By-laws, Volumes.

Sub-series consists of by-laws bound into volumes, with each volume containing between 200 and 400 by-laws. Supporting documents referenced in by-laws are not always included in the volumes.

Records consist of a complete set of volumes numbered from 1 to 9. By-laws are arranged in numerical order. Oversized records are not always included in the set but can be found in sub-series 1.

For a more detailed description, see volume list.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Series 54. Subseries consists of minutes for the Committee on Finance, a standing committee of Council. The minutes of the Finance Committee contain a wide range of information relating to works undertaken by the City, employment practices, contract administration and policy implementation. Minutes of the Finance Committee also contain financial information for all other committees, which were required to report to the Finance Committee on any budget items. Indexes are included.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Safety

Communications

Forms part of Series 176. Subseries consists of Communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Utilities, as well as Communications records of the Committee on Utilities and Personnel which was formed in 1960 to perform the combined functions of the then former Committees on Public Utilities and Personnel and Legislation. Communications files contain letters sent and received, blueprints, and reports relating to city utilities and local improvements.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Utilities

Communications

Forms part of Series 179. Series consists of the communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Safety. Records include letters sent and received, plans, photographs, petitions, reports, printed copies of by-laws, and reports on transit routes.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Safety

Registers

Forms part of Series 181. Subseries consists of local improvement registers of the Committee on Public Works and its predecessors for the years 1892-1950. These include Pavement and Sewer registers, Grading registers, Alignment and Building Restriction registers, Lane Opening register, and Street and Lane registers. Registers contain information about who petitioned for improvements, where work was done, types of materials used, and newspaper advertisements for intention and date of construction.

Registers are accompanied by original alphabetical indexes. Registers usually reference street names, and may also include order numbers which correspond with work order files.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Works

Proclamations

Subseries consists of proclamations issued by the office of Mayor Stephen Juba and related documentation, including correspondence and newspaper clippings (1958-1971). Not all of the proclamations are final or official copies, as many are unsigned and some only exist in draft form. Gordon Tucker created the design for proclamations released at this time.

The Mayor's Office issued proclamations to mark special events as well as to recognize and honour individuals, groups, organizations, industries, and achievements. Although the practice is ongoing, the issuing of proclamations no longer occurs on a regular basis.

Winnipeg (Man.). Mayor's Office

Scrapbook [1956 flood clippings]

Subseries consists of a scrapbook assembled by the City Engineering Department to document the 1956 flood. It contains clippings from newspapers like the Winnipeg Free Press and Winnipeg Tribune. Clippings start February 25, 1956 and end May 7, 1956.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer

Minutes

Forms part of Series 1. Subseries consists of minutes for the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, a standing committee of Council. Committee responsibilities changed periodically over the years. As well, the name of the committee changed several times, and this is reflected in the minutes. Minutes typically follow a Council year, as standing committees were struck at the first meeting of each new Council.

1876-1878Board of Health
1879-1882Health, Relief and Cemetery Committee
1883-1886Committee on Health and Relief
1887-1905Health, Market and License Committee (sometimes Market, License and Health Committee)
1905-1908Public Health Committee
1909-1957Committee on Health
1958-1971Committee on Public Health and Welfare

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