Fonds - City of Richmond fonds

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City of Richmond fonds

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  • 1879-2005 (Creation)
    Richmond (B.C.)

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160 m of textual records
5597 photographs
5247 maps
552 technical drawing
14 audio cassettes

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(1879 -)

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The City of Richmond was first incorporated as the Corporation of the Township of Richmond on November 10, 1879, with letters patent being issued on that date in response to a petition signed by 25 settlers. The settlers had petitioned the Lieutenant-Governor in Council on the 3rd of April 1879. The first civic election was held on January 5, 1880 and the first council meeting was held January 12, 1880. New letters patent were issued on December 3, 1990 which officially changed the name to City of Richmond.

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The fonds consists of all records of the City of Richmond, and include the full range of local government rights, responsibilities and activities. The fact that the City of Richmond is comprised of islands forming the delta of the Fraser River has resulted in dyking, drainage, and bridge building being prominent in the work and records of the municipality. In addition to bylaws and minutes of council and committees of council, other functions documented in municipal records include administration and operation of municipal holdings and services including: municipal land and buildings, roads and highways, waterworks, parks and recreation, fire and police services, public works, engineering, planning and zoning.

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Fonds consists of 258 series: 1. Council minutes; 2. Clerk's correspondence; 4. Debentures; 5. Sinking funds - investments; 6. Water; 7. Dykes and drainage; 8. Canals; 9. Dyke protection - ditches; 10. Pumps; 11. Subdivisions; 12. Assessment; 13. Taxation; 14. Municipal land; 15. Trade licences; 17. Dominion government; 18. Provincial government and municipal government; 19. Other municipalities; 20. U.B.C.M. and G.V.R.D; 21. Schools; 23. Parks - pools; 24. Municipal buildings; 25. Council; 26. Committees; 27. Town planning; 28. Zoning; 29. Ratepayers; 30. Community clubs and organizations; 31. Personnel; 32. Auditors; 34. Furniture, fixtures and equipment; 35. Elections; 36. Miscellaneous; 37. Roads and highways; 38. Board of works; 41. Health; 42. Justice and police; 43. Fire; 44. Human resources (Social assistance); 47. Damage claims; 48. Legal matters; 49. Public companies; 51. Agreements; 52. Easements; 53. Industries; 55. Crossings and bridges; 56. Brighouse estates and relocations; 57. Major subdivision; 58. Minor subdivision; 59. Development permits; 60. Special use permits; 62. Strata title conversion; 63. Neighbourhood pubs; 64. Land commission appeals; 65. Rezoning applications; 66. Bylaw files; 69. Administrator's subject files; 70. Ledgers; 71. General journals; 85. Tax ledgers; 87. Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board; 89. Recreation department subject files; 90. Leisure services subject files; 92. Land transactions; 93. Legal activities and general topics; 95. Mayor's Committee on Juvenile Problems; 96. Contracts; 97. Corporate planning subject files; 98. Mayor's subject files; 99. Municipal engineer's subject files; 100. Deputy administrator's subject files; 101. Clerk's file register and index; 113. Alpha-numeric subject files; 114. Bylaws; 139. Staff Coordinating Committee minutes; 159. Planning studies; 160. Engineering photographs; 162. Public buildings; 163. Development index cards and information sheets; 164. Major subdivision applications; 180. Community planning; 181. Social and neighbourhood planning; 182. Special planning studies; 183. Administration; 184. Development; 185. Zoning; 187. Sanitary sewer easements; 188. Local improvement case files; 189. Police court case files; 200. Sea Island protection works; 201. Lulu Island protection works; 202. Lulu Island West Dyking District; 203. New Lulu Island Slough Dyking District; 204. Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act; 205. Estimates; 206. Reeve; 207. Insurance; 208. Buildings and subdivisions; 209. Associations; 211. Staff; 212. Administration policy and staff committees; 213. Municipal properties; 214. Civil defence, emergency procedures; 215. Fire department; 216. Complaints; 217. Traffic; 218. Budgets; 219. Bridges; 220. Roads; 221. Equipment; 222. Walkways; 223. Street name signs; 224. Steveston highway realignment; 225. Organizations; 226. Environment; 227. Schools; 228. Weeds, mosquito spraying; 229. Richmond arena, pool, theatre; 230. Community centres; 231. Community halls; 232. Miscellaneous; 233. Dykes - general; 234. Culverts; 235. Drainage; 236. Crossings, driveways; 237. Leases and agreements; 238. Waterworks; 239. Watermains; 240. Sewerage; 241. Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District; 242. Treatment plants; 243. Treasury/finance administration files; 244. Associations, clubs, societies; 245. Committees - general; 246. Cooperation and liaison - federal; 247. Cooperation and liaison - local government; 248. Emblems and flags; 249. Legal matters - litigation; 250. Plans and programs; 251. Risk management and insurance; 252. Funds - donations; 253. Systems and applications - administration; 254. Buildings - individual; 255. Buildings - projects; 256. Lands - acquisition; 257. Lands - management; 258. Parks - planning, development and operation; 259. Community planning - social and neighbourhood; 260. Information technology - general; 261. Associations, clubs, societies; 262. Committees - general; 263. Cooperation and liaison - general; 264. Cooperation and liaison - local government; 265. Cooperation and liaison - universities, colleges, schools; 266. Plans and programs; 267. Annual reports; 268. Contracts, agreements, leases; 269. Taxes; 270. Buildings & lands - heritage; 271. Buildings - projects; 272. Lands - acquisition; 273. Parks - planning, development and operation; 274. Trails; 275. Facility administration - museum and heritage services; 276. Facility administration - art gallery; 277. Special events; 278. Minoru Chapel registers; 279. Economic development officer's subject files; 280. Emergency services - general; 281. Administration - organization; 282. Special events; 283. Emergency Measures Committee; 284. Purchasing agent's administration files; 285. Archives office files; 286. Local improvements; 287. Labour relations - negotiations; 288. Classification / job evaluation; 289. Reports, statistics, surveys; 290. Legal matters - litigation; 291. Local improvements bylaw files; 292. Official community plan; 293. Art gallery office files; 294. Reports and statistics; 295. Richmond Museum and Archives heritage files; 296. Parks - maintenance; 297. Recreation and cultural services - general; 298. Community services and special projects; 299. Social services administrator subject files; 300. Letters patent; 301. Engineering standards and specifications; 302. Servicing requirements section files; 303. Street lighting; 304. Signs; 305. Mapping and surveying; 306. Soil conditions; 307. Parks and special events; 308. Easements; 309. Richmond heritage inventory project phase II records; 310. Britannia project records; 311. Bridgeport school relocation study records of photos and negatives; 312. The Keur barn project records; 313. Richmond Heritage Advisory Committee oral history project records; 314. Branscombe house project records; 315. Richmond heritage inventory project phase I records; 316. Minutes and agendas; 317. Chair's correspondence files; 318. Correspondence files; 319. Reference publications and reports; 320. Minutes/newsletters; 321. General administration and operations records; 322. Richmond to japan economic delegation records; 323. Scrapbooks, photo albums, and audio records; 324. Sister city reference material; 400. Standing committees of council minutes; 401. Parks and Recreation Commission minutes; 402. Advisory Planning Commission minutes; 403. Board of License Commissioners minutes; 404. Board of Police Commissioners minutes; 405. Court of Revision (voters list) minutes; 406. Local board of health minutes; 407. Board of Variance minutes; 408. Council/School Board Liaison Committee minutes; 409. Advisory Design Panel minutes; 410. Development Permit Panel minutes; 411. Leisure Services Advisory Committee minutes; 412. Richmond Family Court Committee minutes; 413. Richmond Heritage Commission minutes; 414. Richmond Sister City Committee minutes; 415. Mayor's Committee on Juvenile Problems minutes; 416. Advisory Committee on The Environment minutes; 417. Child Care Development Advisory Committee minutes; 418. Agricultural Advisory Committee minutes; 419. Economic Advisory Committee minutes; 420. Corporate Sponsorship Committee minutes; 421. Joint Consultative Committee on Community Policing minutes; 422. Richmond's Citizens' Advisory Committee on Policing minutes; 423. Community Safety Advisory Task Force minutes; 424. Traffic Safety Advisory Committee minutes; 425. Richmond Transit and Traffic Advisory Committee minutes; 426. Richmond Parking Advisory Committee minutes; 427. Court Of Revision (assessment) minutes; 428. Richmond 2010 Olympic Oval Project Steering Committee minutes; 429. Richmond 2010 Olympic Oval Project Building Committee minutes; 430. Richmond 2010 Olympic Oval Project Stakeholder/User Committee minutes; 433. Richmond Public Art Commission minutes; 501. Richmond Municipality water rates; 502. Air photographs; 503. Legal plans; 504. Schematic base maps; 505. Zoning maps; 506. Subdivision plans; 508. Area planning plans; 509. Development fees report maps; 514. Information map; 518. Controlled mosaic part of the Municipality of Richmond; 519. Waterworks atlas; 520. Miscellaneous planning department maps; 521. Miscellaneous planning department architectural drawings; 522. Miscellaneous engineering and public works department maps and plans

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