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CRICH 239 · Series · 1959-1993
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, agreements, studies and plans relating to the provision of a water supply to the City of Richmond and the planning for and maintenance of watermains. Many records in the series relate to Richmond water supply studies - including a separate study of the water supply for the east Richmond and Delta area - and Richmond's involvement with the Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD). The series includes records relating to a joint water main between Delta and Richmond, the Tilbury main, the Sea Island-Lulu Island water main, and waterworks-related issues as part of the construction and maintenance of the Knight Street Bridge.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department
CRICH 238 · Series · 1959-1995
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, appplications and plans relating to the installation, maintenance, inspection and use of municipal waterworks. Topics and intiatives include: applications for water main connections; policy statements and rate tables regarding water and sewer rate charges; studies into the condition and status of the water supply; complaints from the public regarding damaged fire hydrants or water mains; reports on the types, specifications, and quality of materials to be used in municipal water works; records relating to drinking water quality and the GVRD water supply study; records of the Waterworks Coordination Committee; and reports on the condition of the municipal waterworks system. The series includes applications for waterworks services from developers and individuals and detailed plans for the provision of sanitary sewer and waterworks systems. The series also includes certificates of approval for proposed waterworks services from the Provincial Health Ministry, in response to required plans submitted by the Engineering Department. Some of the records also document the municipality's involvement with the Greater Vancouver Regional District, its Water Quality Technical Committee, and the Greater Vancouver Water District.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department
CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1257 · Fonds · 1909-1975

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, plans, and other documentation generated primarily by the above-mentioned predecessor bodies of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Arranged into the following series: Hospital Advisory Committee minutes and reports; from the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District, minute books, correspondence and other records, annual reports, miscellaneous records; from the Greater Vancouver Water District, minute books, minute files, correspondence files, contracts, engineering files, correspondence files, reports, Commissioner's reports, reports received by the Commissioner, Chief Engineer's daily journals, Commissioner's yearbooks, miscellaneous correspondence, miscellaneous reports, miscellaneous publications; from the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board, minute books, progress reports, staff records, miscellany, correspondence files, clipping files.

Greater Vancouver Regional District
Mayor's subject files
CRICH 98 · Series · 1968-1999, predominant 1980-1999
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of records created by the Office of the Mayor during the terms of Mayors Gil Blair and Greg Halsey-Brandt. Series contains correspondence, memos, reports, proclamations, transcripts of and notes for speeches and addresses, press releases and commentaries, and some resource and reference material. Records reflect the interaction between the Mayor and other levels of government, government agencies and commissions, corporate interests, and various community groups, as well as the Mayor's views on a variety of issues, including economic development, the environment, transportation, land use, municipal infrastructure, regional government, and inter-governmental affairs. Included are records relating to the federal and provincial governments, the Greater Vancouver Regional District, the Fraser River and North Fraser Harbour Commissions, the Vancouver International Airport Authority, Steveston Harbour Authority, Vancouver Regional Transit Commission, the Waste Reduction Commission and the Richmond School Board. Also included are records of the Mayor's interaction with various city committees, task forces and commissions, the BC Aviation Council, the Richmond General Hospital, the Lower Mainland Municipal Association and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, BC Transit, BC Hydro, BC Ferries, BC Packers Ltd., Canadian Airlines International, Air Canada, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Richmond Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Richmond Community Arts Council, the Boy Scouts of Richmond, the Richmond Gateway Theatre, the Richmond City Centre Community Association, Richmond Family Place Society, the Richmond Foundation, the Steveston Salmon Festival, the United Way of the Lower Mainland, 12 (Vancouver) Service Battalion, the Steveston Interurban Restoration Society, and the Richmond SPCA. Records also exist relating to the interaction of the City with its sister cities of Pierrefonds, Quebec and Wakayama, Japan, with other municipalities, and with the Musqueam Indian Band. Records also document the Mayor's involvement with special events in the City, as well as with the presentation of awards and honours. Files titled "Miscellaneous" dating from 1997 onwards contain documents organized alphabetically by subject category.

Richmond (B.C.). Mayor's Office