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Clerk's Office files indexes

Series consists of annual file lists used in conjunction with the Clerk?s Office files series, arranged chronologically. Also includes a list of microfilm contents for the correspondence filmed between 1962 and 1986. The first several reels? contents are specifically listed reel by reel; after 1974, reel numbers are simply annotated on copies of the file indexes.

Index to the microfilm was created in the 1990s

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk


Series consists of all bylaws passed, signed and sealed by Municipal Council, the governing body of the City of Coquitlam. Includes some bylaws that did not get past the final reading. Bylaws are pertinent to all aspects of municipal government including taxation, land and building regulation, public health and safety, culture and recreation, licensing and public works. Series includes appendices such as maps and engineering drawings. Arranged chronologically.

Early bylaws are bound in volumes; later ones are filed individually. The bylaws are numbered sequentially, but numbering begins again at #1 in 1971 when the District of Fraser Mills amalgamated with the District of Coquitlam. In some references the original bylaw numbers are preceded by the letter ?A? to distinguish them from the more recent bylaws

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Regular Council minutes

Series consists of the minutes of City Council meetings, the official record of the discussion and decision-making activities of the governing body of the City of Coquitlam. The minutes address all aspects of local municipal government, including municipal
taxation, land and building regulation, public health, safety, culture and recreation, and public works. Confidential or sensitive issues are addressed in Executive Council meetings, the minutes of which are maintained as a separate series. Arrangement of minutes is chronological.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Executive Committee minutes

Series consists of the minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of Council. The meetings deal with confidential issues and, as such, are in camera or closed to the public. The issues addressed include those related to personnel, labour relations, property security, law enforcement, litigation affecting the municipality, and land acquisition or disposal. Meetings are attended by Council members and required staff, including City Manager, Municipal Solicitor, and departmental directors or general managers.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Council Resolutions indexes

Series consists of Council resolutions indexed alphabetically by subject with pertinent resolutions numbers listed after each topic. Resolutions that arise from regular and executive council meetings are numbered consecutively on an annual basis. For the year 1952, the Council resolutions are arranged according to name, place and department; in subsequent years, they are alphabetized by subject. The indexes were made by the Clerk?s office contemporaneously with the minutes using their own indexing vocabulary.

The indexes take the form of bound volumes until 1962, 3?x5? index cards for the years 1963 to1982 and small thee ring binders for 1983-1990.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Council Committee minutes

Series consists of the minutes of Council committees including the Board of Variance, Parks and Recreation Committee (by the mid-1990s the Leisure and Parks Services Committee), Land Use Committee (originally the Town Planning Commission), Bargaining Commission, Burke Mountain Commission, Civil Defence Commission, Committee of the Whole, Court of Revision, Financial Commission, Historical Society Commission, Joint Council for Three Municipalities Committee, Land Sale Commission, Library Commission, Safety Committee, Sanitation Committee, Street Lighting Commission, Public Hearings from 1959 to 1978, Public Works Committee, Water Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeal.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Public Hearing minutes

Series consists of the minutes of public hearings that usually concern zoning law changes. Public hearings are open to the public and are attended by the Mayor and Council and appropriate staff including the Planning Director, Municipal Engineer, Municipal Clerk and their deputies. Arrangement of the records is chronological. Prior to 1978, public hearing minutes were kept as part of Committee and Commission minutes, and began in 1959.

Zoning and land use legislation cannot be adopted without a public hearing to address their possible effects on property owners. The minutes are the legally required reports on these hearings.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Security Dockets

Series consists of legal documents sent to the Clerk?s Office or signed and sealed by Council and registered under the Clerk?s docket system. Such records include public works contracts, service agreements, deeds, development permits, development variance permits, subdivision permits, zoning and rezoning permits, grant documents and insurance policies, as well as some supporting correspondence. Each docket was given a unique docket number by the Clerk?s Office and filed numerically. Generally speaking, the dockets are the original records corresponding to Council resolutions dealing with the acceptance of agreements or approval of permits. The first two dockets contain records relating to the District?s incorporation.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Manager's Reports

Series consists of municipal manager's reports written for each meeting of the Council and providing both summaries and recommendations regarding various municipal administrative matters of the day. The position of city manager was created by bylaw 1410 in 1966, when Ray LeClair was promoted from city clerk to city manager.

Topics of the manager?s report range from internal administrative memos on personnel matters to bylaw development. The manager?s reports refer to and comment upon nearly every topic that would concern a municipal administration.

City of Coquitlam. Council and Office of the City Clerk

Financial records

This series consists of the stock and cash sales ledgers of the Canadian Western Lumber Company, Ltd; the annual accounts statements of Canadian Western Lumber Company Ltd. and its subsidiaries.

Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited

Organizational history and communications

This series consists of records related to the policies of collection and management of records for the 'Crown Zellerbach Corporation History Project'; a program commenced by the company in 1954 with the aim to manage and preserve corporate records for a 'historical vault. The series includes written histories; correspondence related to the creation and usage of records in the historical records vault; reference binders; annual reviews; retirements and press clippings. These records apparently relate to the 'Crown Zellerbach Corporation History Project',

Council Minutes

The series consists of council minutes from the first Council meeting of the Corporation of the District of Fraser Mills, held on April 21st, 1913, through to the final Council meeting held on October 18th, 1971. It was noted that the next Council meeting would take place on October 21st, 1971, but there are no minutes of this meeting. The Corporation of the District of Fraser Mills officially amalgamated with the District of Coquitlam on November 1st, 1971.

Corporation of the District of Fraser Mills


The series consists of Bylaws No. 1 through 10 enacted by the Corporation of the District of Fraser Mills (1913-1918). The series also consists of Bylaw 48, 56, 64, 71, 76, 82, 90, 105, and 106 (1948-1971).

Corporation of the District of Fraser Mills

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