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By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 6. Series consists of all surviving by-laws for the Rural Municipality of Old Kildonan.

Old Kildonan (Man.)

Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

Series consists of two reports to Council regarding fund raising efforts and distribution of relief funds to the families of volunteers serving with the 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles and the Winnipeg Field Battery during the North-West Rebellion (North-West Resistance) of 1885.

Winnipeg (Man.). Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Forms part of Fonds 1. The duties of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare were: to consider and report to Council on matters pertaining to public health, sanitation, licensing, public markets and weigh houses, comfort stations, and some library matters; to report to Council on the work of the Health Department after its formation in 1900; to act as an agent for the Dominion and/or Provincial governments; to liaise with agencies outside of Winnipeg that received or provided services; and to assist persons on social assistance to find employment.

The minutes, communications and reports of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare and the City of Winnipeg Health Department trace decision making, program administration and fiscal accountability of the City for the provision of services under Committee jurisdiction.

The records consist of three sub-series:

Sub-Series 1:Minutes, 1876-1971

Sub-Series 2:Committee on Public Health and Welfare Communications, 1874-1971. Files arranged variously in chronological or file number order.

Sub-Series 3:Reports, Monthly and Annual, Health Department, 1908-1968.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Statutory Declarations

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of statutory declarations signed by incoming aldermen, mayors and civic officials. Most declarations are made on printed forms and contain the name and position of the person signing the declaration, as well as information on land ownership in the case of persons elected to council. Included in the series are declarations for the first Mayor of the City of Winnipeg, Francis Cornish, and the first City Clerk for the City of Winnipeg, Alexander MacDougall Brown. The series is not complete. Declarations are also found in Series 2, Election Records.

Winnipeg (Man.)

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 the Future of the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications relating to proposed changes to the relationship between the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation and the City of Winnipeg occasioned by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg's takeover of golf courses and large parks in the greater Winnipeg area. The records are contained in one folder and are in chronological order.

The file code for this special committee was A107.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on the Future of the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation

City Hall Press Cards

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of a handwritten list of the names of journalists issued press cards from circa 1959 until 1977. Included are thumbnail photographs of radio, print and television journalists and a few signed press cards. The entries are chronological.

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

Advisory Traffic Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of minutes, by-laws, correspondence and reports for the Advisory Traffic Commission (1936-1947).

Newspaper clippings were pasted into volumes by the creator or attached to pages with tape. Series is arranged numerically (or chronologically by date of creation).

Series consists of three sub-series:

Sub-Series 27: Minutes, 1936-1947
Sub-Series 28: By-Laws, 1936-1947
Sub-Series 29: Correspondence, 1936-1947

Winnipeg (Man.). Advisory Traffic Commission

Building Plans

Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of building plans for Tuxedo homes, as well as correspondence, invoices, building and plumbing permits.

Tuxedo (Man.)

Financial Ledgers

Forms part of Fonds 7: Series consists of all surviving financial ledgers reflecting the financial operations and accounting procedures of the Town of Tuxedo. It includes general ledgers, 1911-1969, synoptic ledgers, 1913-1923, tax sale lands and record book, 1939-1949, and record of estimate books, 1939-1968.

When necessary, records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. Oversized items housed in separate containers.

Tuxedo (Man.)

By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 8. Series consists of all surviving by-laws for the Rural Municipality and City of East Kildonan and City of East Kildonan Parks Board for the years 1914-1971.

East Kildonan (Man.)

Election Records

Forms part of Fonds 9. Series consists of of Voters Lists for the City of West Kildonan.

West Kildonan (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 9. Series consists of all surviving minutes for the Council of the Rural Municipality and City of West Kildonan, and the City of West Kildonan Centennial Scrapbook and Guestbook (1976). Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as minutes of standing or special committees.

West Kildonan (Man.)

Valuation Forms

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of valuation and census forms that document, in part, the property assessment function. Forms are initialed by the assessor and record details about the property and the occupants, including outlines of buildings, name and occupation of owners and tenants, assessed value of land and buildings, etc.

Series contains valuation files (1938-1947) and valuation books (1948-1957) that were organized according to township or plan. Books were taken apart and their contents placed in folders.

St. Vital (Man.)

Municipal Solicitor Files

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of files documenting communications between the Municipal Solicitor and the Rural Municipality and City of St Vital. It records the interpretation and application of law in a variety of municipal affairs, such as council matters, court cases, social welfare and hospital accounts, land and property issues, etc. Most files appear to have been created and maintained at the municipal office. Common record types include correspondence, agreements, copies and drafts of by-laws, court documents, and others.

Series includes groupings based on like subject headings. All groupings have a similar provenance with the exception of files labeled “St. Vital” that were likely assembled by the law firm McDonald & Dunham. Other firms hired by the municipality were Hough, Campbell & Ferguson and Newman, MacLean & Associates.

St. Vital (Man.)

General Correspondence

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence created and maintained by the Rural Municipality and the City of St. Vital. It documents internal communication of an administrative nature as well as communication with residents, businesses, local clubs and associations, and other governments. Much of the correspondence generated from complaints and requests, either for information or for a specific action. Correspondence between St. Vital and other governments includes letters of congratulations and notices of various decisions or legislative changes. Subjects covered in correspondence are wide ranging and include tax and assessment, property matters, municipal services, licenses, capital works, development, and events.

Series is chronological and arranged by archivist according to month and year. Correspondence files with the City Solicitor and Greater Metropolitan Corporation of Winnipeg, which also appear in this series, filed separately. Loose records (ie: copies of agendas, minutes, reports, etc.) of council meetings, committees and boards placed into files at back.

Personal and/or sensitive materials removed and placed into restricted file.

St. Vital (Man.)

Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 11. Series consists of minutes for the Council of the Town and City of Transcona. Both regular and special meetings of Council are recorded, as well as recommendations and/or minutes of the Transcona Relief, Parks Board, Finance, Public Works, Water and Light, Police, Fire, Health, Licenses, Legislation and Reception, Transcona Community Committee and Residents Advisory Group. Indexes exist for some Minute volumes.

Transcona (Man.)

St. James By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 13. Series consists of by-laws for the Rural Municipality and City of St. James. Included are bound by-laws 1-10972 and supporting documents.

St. James-Assiniboia (Man.)

St. James-Assiniboia By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 13. Series consists of by-laws for the City of St. James-Assiniboia. Included are bound by-laws 1-670 and supporting documents.

St. James-Assiniboia (Man.)

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