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Special Committee on Amalgamation

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of detailed reports on responsibilities and staffing complements for all city departments, draft Report of the Special Committee on Survey of Civic Administration and Question of Consolidation of Departments. The departmental reports contain staff lists including years of service and salary by position as well as detailed information on departmental responsibilities.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Amalgamation

Special Committee on Arrangement of Committees for Incoming Council

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of information gathered from departments and other jurisdictions in Canada regarding committee roles and the alignment of departments to council committees. Included are: Report of the Special Committee on Survey of Civic Administration and Question of Consolidation of Departments, 1918; organizational charts showing: Suggested Plan of Re-Arrangement of Committees and Supervision of Departments; Present Council and Committees of Civic Departments; draft by-law to amend By-Law No. 9351, being a By-Law of the said City to regulate the proceedings in Council and in the Committees thereof.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Arrangement of Committees for Incoming Council

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

Special Committee on Housing Conditions

Forms part of Fonds 1. The series consists of communications, reports and plans created and received by the Special Committee on Housing Conditions between 1933 and 1957. Included are reports and publications regarding housing issues in Winnipeg and other jurisdictions, records of the Winnipeg Housing Company Limited, minutes and report of the Fact Finding Board of 1947, reports of the Emergency Housing Department, and numerous architectural and site plans for proposed housing projects. The file code for this special committee was A19 (missing are volumes 2-11).

The records consist of 3 sub-series:

Sub-Series 18:Winnipeg Housing Company Limited, 1931-1945
Sub-Series 19:Fact Finding Board in Respect of Housing in General in Winnipeg, 1947
Sub-Series 20:Communications, 1941-1957

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Housing Conditions

Special Committee on Investigation of the Fire Department

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications and detailed reports regarding staffing levels and equipment in use by the Fire Department during this period, as well as the availability and pressure of water required to fight fires in various districts of the City. The file includes: a 1916 report on domestic water supply; copy of recommendations following the Stovel fire in 1916; copy of recommendations following the Enderton fire of 1918; blank application for employment with the Fire Department; transcript of meeting held in March of 1920 with statements from firemen who had been dismissed for going out on strike in 1919; departmental organization chart; map sheets showing location of water supply (in poor condition); detailed drawing of sewer structure. The records are contained in one folder and are in chronological order.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Investigation of the Fire Department

Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of information gathered from departments and other jurisdictions in Canada and the United States by the Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments. Information requested of other jurisdictions was laid out in a questionnaire and covered such things as the form of administration employed for protecting persons and property, health and sanitation, transportation, education, recreation, public charities and financial management; a sample of the questionnaire is contained in the file. Included are an Organization Chart for the City of Winnipeg, revised 1923; Statement of Employees Shown on August Paylists 1923; Statement of Number of Employees and Amount Paid in Salaries, 1915, 1922, 1923; Statement of Number of Employees and Amount Paid, 1915-1923.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Organization and Administration of Civic Departments

Special Committee on Post-War Reconstruction

Forms part of Fonds 1. The series consists of communications relating to project identification, coordination and planning for post-war reconstruction within the City of Winnipeg. The records are in three folders labeled A49, A49(2) and A49(3). Communications are arranged in chronological order.

File code (creator): A49.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Post-War Reconstruction

Special Committee on Social Evil Question

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications relating to the appointment of committee members, motions and letters received from the Moral and Social Reform Council of Manitoba. The records are contained in one folder and cover the period March 4 - March 29 of 1910.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Social Evil Question

Special Committee on Street Railway Transportation Matters

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications, rough minutes, publicity and reports relating to the City of Winnipeg's intention to lease or purchase the Winnipeg Electric Company, the Suburban Rapid Transit Co., the Winnipeg, Selkirk and Lake Winnipeg Railway Co., the Manitoba Power Co., and the Northwestern Power Co.; issues arising out of the Greater Winnipeg Transit Bill before the provincial legislature; issues arising out of Municipal and Public Utility Board reports on passenger transportation in Greater Winnipeg; competition between taxicabs and the street railway system; and the Winnipeg Electric Company's proposal for a new transportation franchise. The records are arranged in chronological order with some folders relating specifically to publicity.

File code (creator): A9.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Street Railway Transportation Matters

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