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Ada Beaven fonds
CA BCA MS-2639 · Fonds · 1895-[ca. 1939]

The fonds consists of Ada Beaven's diary, correspondence from Pemberton family members and photographs.

Beaven, Ada, 1867-1958
CA BCA MS-2711 · Fonds · [Microfilmed 1953]

The fonds consists of a journal written by Gillespie on a journey to the Klondike.

Gillespie, Adam
CRICH 409 · Series · 1973-2005
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of minutes of meetings of the Advisory Design Panel. Topics covered in the minutes range from the general, e.g., building set-backs, architectural and landscape architecture features and details, signage, size, and siting of buildings; to the specific, e.g., exterior finish of buildings and proposed species of plants to be used in landscaping. Minutes from 1986 through 1988 are not in the custody of the Archives.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 402 · Series · 1948-1991
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of minutes relating to the role of the Advisory Planning Commission in advising Council on matters of community planning and development. This series includes the minutes of the Town Planning Commission for the period 1948 to 1957, and the Advisory Planning Commission for the period 1958 to 1991. A significant portion of the series deals with commission deliberations on a wide range of planning and development issues, and their recommendations on these issues to Council and various standing committees of Council. Topics include: purchase of lands for parks, recreation and green space; provision of moorage and port facilities; impact of residential, commercial, and industrial development and land use on traffic flow and the provision of public works and services; and the environmental impact of development, e.g., pollution related contamination of water, air and soil. Minutes also include administrative activities regarding appointments to the Commission, attendance of Commission meetings, voting privileges, and Commission procedures.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
Agreements
CRICH 51 · Series · 1889-1988
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of signed originals and copies of agreements, correspondence, memoranda, and maps, relating to all types of legal agreements between the City and private citizens, businesses or organizations. The majority of the series consists of dyking agreements (crossing, improvement, maintenance, and rights-of-way), but includes a wide variety of agreements including: easements for the installation and maintenance of public utilities; rights-of-way; maintenance and road access agreements; sewer outfall agreements; and agreements for the lease of property and/or buildings.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
Board of Variance minutes
CRICH 407 · Series · 1957-2000
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of minutes relating to the zoning appeals process documented through the activities of the Zoning Board of Appeal (1957-1968) and the Board of Variance (1968-2000). There appears to be Appeal Board activity evidenced in references in Council minutes as early as 31 October, 1955, but there are no formal minutes for the period 1955 to 1957.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 270 · Series · 1980-1995
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of memos, correspondence, reports, minutes, plans and other documents relating to the role of the Parks and Leisure Services Department in the development, maintenance and operation of heritage sites in Richmond. Records relate to sites including London Farm, the old Municipal Hall in Steveston, Steveston harbour and the Steveston waterfront, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Kishi Boatworks, the Steveston Museum, Scotch Pond and London's Landing.

Richmond (B.C.). Leisure Services
Bylaws
CRICH 114 · Series · 1881-1998
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of the original signed, sealed municipal bylaws, some of which may include agreements, certificates, correspondence, declarations, maps and plans as attachments to individual bylaws.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
Canals
CRICH 8 · Series · 1919-1979
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, agreements, petitions, reports, and survey plans relating to the construction and maintenance of canals, canal crossings and flood boxes. Details of flood box construction agreements are documented for work at Finn Slough, Gilbert Road, South Horse Slough, Delta Fraser Throughway, Shell Road, the south end of No.2 Road, the north end of No.8 Road, the west end of Cambie Road and Mitchell Island. Ten case files relating to land expropriations for the Gilbert Road canal make up part of the series. File 1550 (Flood Control. -- 1948.) contains a detailed hour-by-hour account of the emergency response activities carried out in Richmond between May 29 and June 20, 1948 in an effort protect the municipality from the flooding of the Fraser River.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 214 · Series · 1951-1990
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series includes correspondence, emergency policy and emergency program statements, memoranda, and copies of municipal bylaws relating to the provision of emergency services and the development of a comprehensive disaster plan for Richmond. Included in this series are records relating to the installation of air raid and fire warning sirens, the provision of emergency sewage and water services, as well as records of the Emergency Committee. Also included is a job description for a Emergency Program Coordinator position, a bylaw to indemnify Municipal officers and employees from damage claims, and an emergency response bylaw.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department
Clerk's correspondence
CRICH 2 · Series · 1913-1921
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, notices, tenders, reports and other record forms relating primarily to the Clerk's role as Tax Collector. The series also contains inquiries from the general public and other government agencies about a wide variety of topics including public works, bylaws and investment.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
Committees
CRICH 26 · Series · 1941-1988
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of copies of committee minutes received by the Clerk, and adopted by Council. Series also includes correspondence and reports made and received by various committees of Council in the course of their affairs. Ongoing relations between these committees and council, and between these committees and other levels of government, are documented. Examples of the larger committees include: the Board of Health Committee (1953-1961); the Board of Works, and Board of Works and Traffic Committee (1950-1965, 1973); the Public Works and Traffic Committee (1974); the Building, Licences, and Assessment Committee (1950-1965, 1973-1974); the Dyking and Drainage Committee (1948-1965, 1973-1974); the Finance Committee (1950-1965,1983); the Sanitation Committee (1973-1974); the Housing Committee (1974), the Recreation Commission (1950-1958), the Recreation Advisory Council (1963-1986), and the Parks and Recreation Commission (1959-1979); the Personnel Committee (1951-1965); the Committee of the Whole (1959-1965,1983); the Water and Sewage Committee (1950-1966); the Sewer Committee (1973-1974); the Water Committee (1974); the Planning Committee (1950-1981); the Fire Committee (1957-1965, 1973-1974); the Staff Co-ordinating Committee (1957-1979); the Historical and Museum Advisory Committee (1960-1978); the Parkland Acquisition Policy Committee (1975); and the Richmond Public Library Board (1976-1978). The series also includes files relating to specific issues and special and joint meetings, e.g., proposed historical sites, nuclear issues, establishment of a Heritage Advisory Committee (1979), public hearing procedures, or according to name of sender, e.g., B.C. Transportation Museum, Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans. Also includes copies of minutes of a meeting relating to an application under the Neighbourhood Improvement Program for Steveston (1976)

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
Committees - General
CRICH 245 · Series · 1987-1993
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, agendas and other working records of various city committees on which the City Treasurer played a significant role. Includes records relating to the Budget Committee, the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, the Staff Enhancement Committee, the City Wide Facility Task Force, and the Municipal Grant Review Committee.

Richmond (B.C.). Treasury
Community halls
CRICH 231 · Series · 1952-1985
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, signed contracts and agreements, memoranda, and maps relating to the construction, repair and the provision/inspection of engineering services to community halls. The series includes separate files for the Rod and Gun Club, the Hugh Boyd Community Centre, and the South Arm Recreation Centre and swimming pool. The series includes contracts, and technical/architectural maps and plans relating to the construction of the South Arm Recreation Centre.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department
CRICH 298 · Series · 1980-1989
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of operational, policy and subject files created or accumulated and used in the Administrator's Office by Don Harwood in his role as Executive Director, Community Services and as Deputy Administrator - Special Projects. Records pertain to a variety of management and planning activities including liaison work with Fraser Port, the Richmond Health Department, the Richmond Fire Department, the RCMP, Gateway Theatre, the Municipal Officers' Association and various other municipal departments and projects. Records include those related to the Steveston Harbour Plan and Moncton Developments, Steveston Waterfront Task Force, community services facilities, the Richmond Sports Complex, municipal hall planning, the Fire Department master plan, capital planning, the Public Safety Building, various community centres (including Thompson, West Richmond, East Richmond, and South Arm), and the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre.

Richmond (B.C.). Office of the Chief Administration Officer
Crossings, driveways
CRICH 236 · Series · 1953-1995; predominant 1982-1994
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports copies of bylaws, municipal work applications, and plans relating to the construction and maintenance of ditch crossings and driveways. The series includes records which document decisions and actions regarding the provision of road access from private properties to municipal roadways. The series includes requests and complaints from the public regarding driveways and access roads and contains records which overlap with other series relating to culverts and drainage.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department
CRICH 419 · Series · 2005
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of minutes of the Economic Advisory Committee documenting its activities in promoting economic development in Richmond. Minutes include discussions and deliberations relating to a variety of economic development objectives.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 279 · Series · 1984-1995, predominant 1987-1991
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of records created by the Economic Development Officer (also known as the Business Development Officer) from the inception of the position in the municipal government. Series contains records documenting the establishment of the position and its mandate; economic development strategies; work of the city's Economic Development Advisory Committee; the establishment of Business Improvement Areas (downtown and Steveston) in Richmond; interaction and cooperation with the federal and provincial governments and the Greater Vancouver Vancouver Regional District; funding for and cooperation with community groups including the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Richmond Town Centre Business Association, and the Richmond Farmers' Institute; inquiries by companies relating to establishing businesses or offices in Richmond; Asian trade missions and delegations; initiatives to enhance tourism; twinning programs, including proposed twinning with a city in China through a program sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and exchanges and economic development activities with Wakayama, Richmond's sister city in Japan. Includes files relating to the Richmond Science and Technology Awareness Committee and of Science and Technology Awareness Week events.

Richmond (B.C.). Economic Development Officer
Estimates
CRICH 205 · Series · 1960-1988
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports and listings relating to the preparation of budget estimates for municipal government functions and services. Records in this series demonstrate the Clerk's role in the dissemination and preservation of information between Council, standing committees, and various departments. Topics covered in the records include staff recommendations for 5 year capital budgets and expenditure programs, as well as records relating to the preparation of annual municipal budgets.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 276 · Series · 1983-1990
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memos, reports, copies of grant applications, program and exhibit records (including brochures), press releases, and other records relating to municipal administration of the Richmond Art Gallery. Includes reports of and records relating to the Richmond Art Gallery Association.

Richmond (B.C.). Leisure Services
CRICH 34 · Series · 1962-1988
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of records relating to the Clerk's Department's involvement with furniture, fixtures, and equipment. Included are printing & stationery records, photocopy machine records, data processing equipment agreements (including information regarding the Wang word processing equipment) & various other computer agreements, records centre and records keeping records, and records relating to micrographics.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 241 · Series · 1955-1994
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, copies of bylaws, plans, and reports relating to the participation of the City of Richmond and its Engineering Department in the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (G.V.S. & D.D.). Records in this series cover the full range of sewerage planning and development, including financing of sewerage programs, discussion of design and construction specifications, as well as copies of contracts and tenders for services. The series contains numerous maps and plans for pump station sites and sewerage areas which often include details of surrounding topography.

Richmond (B.C.). Engineering & Public Works Department
Industries
CRICH 53 · Series · 1927-1988
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, promotional materials, copies of bylaws, photographs, and maps, relating to industrial development and industry related issues. Series consists of industry - general files, records relating to recycling programs and initiatives (including solid wastes and other recycling), and case files for specific companies. Ongoing relations and negotiations between the City, private companies, and other levels of government are documented. Series also documents attempts made by the City to attract companies to locate in Richmond, and includes proposals for the development of industrial districts.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
Information map series
CRICH 514 · Series · 1979-1986
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of information maps created to show a variety of features of, and illustrate issues relevant to, Richmond. Included are maps showing land use, soils, geology and natural areas; land ownership, population density and distribution; job distribution; aircraft noise impact; and sewers, storm drainage and roads.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department
Land Commission appeals
CRICH 64 · Series · 1980-1991, predominant 1980-1985
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of case files of memoranda, correspondence, forms, copies of relevant council minutes, and other working papers relating to applications and appeals to the Agricultural Land Commission to have land removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

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