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The Committee on Public Works was a standing committee of Council. The Committee's roles and responsibilities changed over the years as it gained or lost different functions and duties. Jurisdiction of the Committee over the years included the Engineers Department, Shops Department, City Quarries, Sewer Inspection and Maintenance, City Yards, Streets and Sidewalks, Snow Clearing, Bridges and Subways, Street Name and House Numbering, Civic Buildings, Concrete and Asphalt Plant, City Gravel Pit, and Reports of City Surveyor on Plans and Surveys. The committee was required to report to Council on all of these matters, and to recommend works of permanent improvement.
Names of the Committee changed several times over the years, as is reflected in the committee minutes. Names of the committee have included Works Committee, Committee on Works, Works and Property Committee, Committee on Public Improvements, and, finally, the Committee on Public Works.
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Forms part of Series 181. Subseries consists of the communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Improvement its predecessors for the years 1903-1971. Records include blueprints, petitions, correspondence sent and received, and reports on applications for public improvements.
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Communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Improvement and later named Committee on Public Works are numbered 1-86,000 and packfile boxes are labeled Public Improvement & Works. A set of 9 packfile boxes labeled Works Committee (ca. 1912-1920) follow an earlier numbering system. Two packfile boxes labeled Work Orders (1957-1971) are included in this sub-series.
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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.
A file list is available for Packfile records of the Committee on Public Improvement (and Works). Earlier Works Committee packfiles are not indexed.
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