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Series s00024 - Committee on Finance

G.A. Harrison to Committee on Finance regarding a badge lost during the strike Committee on Finance to G.A. Harrison regarding a badge list during the strike Light and Power Department to Finance Committee regarding overtime for those working during the s... Finance Committee To Light and Power Department regarding overtime for those working during the s... Finance Committee to Committee on Fire, Water, Light, and Power regarding overtime for those who ... Committee on Fire, Water, Light and Power regarding overtime to those that worked during the strike To City Comptroller regarding overtime for to those that stayed on during the strike To City Light and Power Department regarding overtime for those who stayed on during the strike Employment Application of Rose Jeffires to the Accounting Department To City Comptroller regarding application of Rose Jeffires List of Treasurer's Department employees who went out on strike City Engineer requesting overtime for those that worked during the strike City Clerk to City Engineer regarding overtime for those that stayed on during the strike Notice from City Clerk that garbage collectors' wages may be increased Tax Collector's Department inquiring about holiday allowance for those who went out on strike Committee on Finance to Tax Collector's Department regarding holiday allowance for workers who we... Committee on Fire, Water, Light, and Power regarding holidays for employees that went out on strike Information from Tax Collector's Department regarding two employees who were on holiday when the ... Response from Committee on Finance to Tax Collector's Department regarding employees on holiday d... List of volunteers in the Waterworks Department during the strike
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Committee on Finance

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  • 1874-1971 (Creation)
    Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

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48.63 m of textual records
65 volumes

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(1874-1906, 1919-1971)

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As a standing committee of Council, the duties of the Committee on Finance included supervision of all City accounts, preparation of the annual budget, monitoring wages of all subordinate employees of the city, and consideration and review of every committee report that included a recommendation for the expenditure of civic funds before it was submitted to City Council. The original name of the committee was Committee on Finance and Assessment. In later years it was called the Finance Committee or Committee on Finance. The Board of Control replaced the Committee on Finance during the period 1907-1918.

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City Clerk's Department

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Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of the minutes, communications, and reports of the Committee on Finance, and the records of its sub-committee, the Committee on Finance Claims.

The minutes, communications, and reports of the Finance Committee contain a wide range of information relating to works undertaken by the City, program administration, policy implementation, employment practices, and fiscal accountability of the City for the provision of services under Committee jurisdiction.

The records consist of 4 subseries:

Subseries 34: Minutes, 1883-1906, 1919-1971.

Subseries 35: Communications, 1874-1971.

Subseries 36: Reports, 1874-1903.

Subseries 37: Committee on Finance Claims, 1954-1971.

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  • English

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Access to files less than 100 years old containing personal information may be restricted.

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Other sources of financial information for the City of Winnipeg:
Auditor's Reports, 1883-1910
City Controller's Annual Reports (1910-1930)
City of Winnipeg Annual Financial Reports (1931-1954, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1964).

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