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Neighbourhood pubs

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, public petitions, and development applications relating to the establishment of neighbourhood pubs. Records in this series relate primarily to social, zoning, and rezoning issues, related to allowing licensed establishments in residential areas, as well as the spacing between such establishments. Series also includes correspondence and results of a neighbourhood survey conducted in relation to neighbourhood pubs, as well as letters of complaint from members of the public. Relations between the city and the Liquor Administration branch of the provincial government are documented.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

New Lulu Island Slough Dyking District

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, tenders, assessment rolls, petitions, pamphlets, submissions and agreements relating to the overall operation of the New Lulu Island Slough Dyking District Commission. Topics include tax assessment for dyking, debentures, funding for public works projects, construction and maintenance of public works, fee and tax disputes, employee administration, flood boxes, pumping equipment, Court of Revision, protection work at the Canada Rice Mills, flushing water from ditches and tax sales.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Parks - Planning, Development and Operation

Series consists of memos, correspondence, notes, reports and copies of minutes relating to the development of various parks and city properties, including Garry Point Park and Scotch Pond. Includes records relating to the use of funds from the sale of Steveston Road Ends for parks development.

Richmond (B.C.). Treasury

Parks - Planning, Development and Operation

Series consists of correspondence, memos, staff and committee minutes and reports, studies (including environmental impact studies), proposals, building and site plans, progress reports, change orders, inspection reports, and photographs of proposed and approved park and recreational area development in the municipality. Included are records relating to the planning, development and operation of city parks, school and neighbourhood recreational areas, nature parks and areas, and beach parks. Series also contains records relating to the impact of sand spoils and highway/road work on various recreational areas, as well as records on general and specific parks development policy, including those relating to various planning areas, Steveston road ends, recreational vehicle parks, Bridgeport Harbour Market, Department of Defence and Ministry of Transport lands, Dover crossing/flats, Fraser Port, and the Richmond Automall. Parks and recreational areas that are the subject of the records include: Richmond Nature Park, Woodwards Landing Campsite, Richmond Rod and Gun Club Rifle Range, Brighouse Park, Burnett Park, Maple/Woodward School Park, Steveston/Shady Island, Hugh Boyd Park, King George Park, Steveston Community Park, South Arm Community Park, Garry Point Park, Gilbert Road Beach Park, McDonald Beach, Minoru Park, Woods Island, Woodward's Landing Park, Iona Beach Park, Agassiz Park, Albert Airey Park, Blundell Park, DeBeck Park, East Richmond Park, Ferris Park, Gilmore Park, Heather Park, Thomas Kidd Park, Kingswood Park, London-Steveston Park, Mariners Village Park, T. Marrington Park, McCallan Park, McKinney Park, McRoberts Park, Whiteside Park, Morris Park, Thompson Park, Richmond Street Park, Tiffany School Park, Kozier Park, Sandiford Park, Anderson School Park, Tomakaichi Homma School Park, Byng School Park, Cambie School Park, Cook School Park, Diefenbaker School Park, Dixon Park, Eburne School Park, Garden City/Palmer School Park, Gibbons School Park, Grauer School Park, General Currie School Park, Garry Street School Park, Hamilton School Park, Harris School Park, Kilgour Park, Maple Lane School Park, McKay School Park, McNair Park, Manoah Steves Park, McNeeley School Park, Oaks Park (Talmey), Quilchena Park, Richmond High School Park, Rideau Park, Sea Island Park, Tait Park, Westwind Park, Walter Lee School Park, Woodward/Jessy Wowk School Park, Whiteside School/South Arm Park, Sport Fishing Pier (No. 3 Road), and Pacific Winch Camp Pier (No. 2 Road).

Richmond (B.C.). Leisure Services

Personnel

Series consists of correspondence, reports, agreements, salary and wage tables, relating to the hiring, insuring, resignation, superannuation, and negotiations for the services, of personnel. The majority of the records in this series document the ongoing labour relations and negotiations between the City and the various unions and associations representing municipal employees. Series also includes case files of individuals and reports from section and department heads, as well as records relating to the Hay Report and policies re: exempt staff. Examples of larger groups of records within the series include: the Municipal Officers Association (1932-1947, 1985-1988); Municipal Engineer's reports (1936-1945); the Medical Services Association (1950-1959, 1983-1987); the Richmond Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (1948-1966, 1982-1988) and; Personnel - miscellaneous (1959-1988).

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Planning studies

Series consists of reports, studies, surveys, briefs, policy drafts, applications, notes, and discussion papers relating to planning and development. The records document research on a range of topics including development within planning areas, costs for provision of services, rezoning and development proposals, proposals for financing, social trends and social planning, marketing studies, reports on land use options, and policy guidelines. The series includes reports presented to the Planning Department, as well as briefs and reports prepared by the Planning Department for presentation to other bodies.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Plans and Programs

Series consists of correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, and other records relating to strategic planning for the coordination and delivery of recreational, cultural and heritage services in the municipality, including feasibility planning for the administration and use of the proposed Richmond Cultural Centre.

Richmond (B.C.). Leisure Services

Police Court case files

Series consists of handwritten notes, copies of statements of facts, proceedings at trial, and transcripts of examination of witnesses, correspondence, and photographs, relating to the role of the City solicitor in preparing and prosecuting criminal and bylaw offences in the Police/Magistrate's/Provincial Court.

Richmond (B.C.). Law Department

Ratepayers

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda and auditor's statements relating to the role of the Clerk in the collection of municipal taxes. Records in this series document the ongoing relations between the City and various ratepayers associations. Series consists of separate files for each of the following associations: Sea Island Community Association; East Richmond Ratepayers Association; Richmond Ratepayers Association; Westlu Ratepayers Association and North Richmond Ratepayers Association.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Reference publications and reports

Series consists of reference publications and reports relating to heritage management in Richmond either commissioned to consultants or authored by municipal staff.

Richmond (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

Rezoning applications

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, rezoning applications, site plans, copies of committee recommendations and copies of extracts from council minutes. Existing case files in this series are for applications which were rejected or abandoned. Records of rezoning applications that were carried through the bylaw process can be found in MR SE 66 (Bylaw files).

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Richmond Heritage Commission minutes

Series consists of minutes (open and in-camera) of the Richmond Heritage Commission and its predecesor the Richmond Heritage Advisory Committee. Minutes detail ongoing activities of the commission/committee in the creation of municipal heritage inventories and in the provision of advisory services to Council relating to the preservation of heritage sites and buildings in the municipality.

Richmond (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

Richmond Heritage Inventory Project Phase I records

Series consists of draft and final reports of the Richmond Heritage Inventory Phase I (a comprehensive evaluated listing of historic buildings, historic structures, and notable landscape areas).

Richmond (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

Schematic base maps

Series consists of schematic base maps mostly created by the Planning Department between 1956 and 1983, and revised between 1971 and 1978. Used by Planning, the maps show plan and lot numbers, and parcel dimensions. Included on most maps are section road logs providing details of the gazetting and/or by-law approval for specific roads.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department

Signs

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, copies of reports (including reports to Council and Committees), draft bylaws, plans, and a photograph relating to the planning, installation, and inspection of directional and informational road signs in the municipality. Includes records relating to illegal signage and correspondence with the provincial Department of Highways relating to highway signage in Richmond.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department

Sinking funds - investments

Series consists of correspondence and reports offering investment opportunities from a variety of bond and debenture brokers as well as analyses and schedules for municipal sinking fund investments. The series also includes correspondence, agreements, interest calculations, copies of wills and other financial records relating to the Brighouse Estate mortgage held by the Corporation of the Township of Richmond.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Sister city reference material

Series consists of information and reference material regarding Richmond's sister cities: Pierrefonds, Quebec and Wakayama, Japan.

Richmond (B.C.). Sister City Committee

Soil conditions

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and plans relating to the municipal soil deposit bylaw and to a variety of soil contamination issues in Richmond.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department

Special Events

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, memos, reports and other supporting documentation relating to the planning and production of the 1994 Commonwealth Games bid for Richmond. Includes minutes, reports, budgets, promotional material, and administrative records of the Games Committee; media clippings; published copies of the final bid books and supplement; and, a video presentation about Richmond prepared for the bid. Series also includes a file on the annual Richmond garden competition.

Richmond (B.C.). Leisure Services

Special use permits

Series consists of case files of memoranda, correspondence, plans (some on microfiche), copies of council resolutions, reports, application forms, and other working papers relating to the issuance of special use permits for the use of land in a manner outside existing zoning restrictions.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Street lighting

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, copies of reports (including reports to Council and Committees), plans, and a photograph relating to the installation, removal and maintenance of street lights in the municipality. Records include correspondence with BC Hydro regarding street light installation and removal, as well as records relating to leasing arrangements; correspondence from the public requesting additional street lights; and records relating to the ornamental street lighting program and the street light conversion program. Series also includes records of annual electrical permits and correspondence with the provincial Department of Highways relating to cost sharing programs for street lighting and traffic signals.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department

Traffic

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, committee minutes, staff reports and maps relating to all aspects of transportation and traffic in Richmond. The series includes records relating to traffic counts, the R.C.M.P., the Traffic Committee, the Traffic Technical Sub-committee and it's successor body, the Traffic Advisory Technical Committee, the development of bicycle paths and hazardous goods routes, and a consultant's report on a Traffic Signal System.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department

Treasury/Finance administration files

Series consists of correspondence, memos, policy documents, reports, circulars, publications, and minutes of departmental and interdepartmental committees and working groups (including Health Records Systems meetings, Purchasing staff meetings, Payroll Development Group meetings, Geographic Systems meetings and Word Processing Committee/User Group meetings). Records relate to the role of the Treasury/Finance Department in the administration of various municipal financing, purchasing and accounting functions, records management, and the early development of automated information systems, including those for word processing, development tracking, fire response, payroll, health records, and property management (Geographic Information System). Series also includes records relating to the department's involvement in the administration of various municipal land assets and development projects, including the Richmond Arts Centre, London Farm, Minoru Chapel, Steveston Community Centre, the School District Administration Building, Garry Point, and Mitchell and Twigg Islands, and interaction with the Richmond '79 Centennial Committee and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

Richmond (B.C.). Treasury

Water

Series consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, agreements, inquiries, contracts, maps, tenders and promotional literature relating to the provision of water services to Richmond. A large part of the series is made up of the minutes, reports, financial statements, and other records generated through Richmond's involvement with the Greater Vancouver Water District. Sea Island watermains and agreements between various levels of government with regard to the cost and maintenance of watermains also make up a large part of the series. The remainder of the series is made up of general records such as tenders, waterworks supply orders, records relating to easements for waterworks, ongoing maintenance, and water rate adjustments.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

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