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- Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
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25 cm of textual records;6 maps
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The City Clerk's Office is part of the Finance and Corporate Services Division and serves as a secretariat for Council and its Committees. It performs administrative functions including: agenda preparation recording of minutes, processing and certifying by-laws, record management and distribution of records, and making records available to the public.
The Clerk's Office is responsible for the preservation of all Council and Committee records, through a records management and archives system which documents the history of Richmond.
The City Clerk is also responsible for organizing and conducting City elections.
The City Clerk's Office is often the first stop for processing citizens' petitions, complaints and requests to Council, and also receives requests for information under the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy legislation.
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Series consists of policies and procedures, correspondence, excerpts from Council and committee minutes, reports, and plans relating to subdivision policies and procedures in Richmond. Topics covered in this record series include: the policies and guidelines for major and minor subdivisions outlining the responsibilities for the municipality and developers with regard to road, sewer and waterworks construction; the 1977 changes to the Municipal Act, which introduced the development permit process and significantly streamlined land use development and planning; and the introduction and establishment of the Agricultural Land Reserve and the ALR appeals that followed. The series also contains files on the Broadmoor subdivision, the administration of the Veterans Land Act in Richmond, and property transactions between the Presbyterian, Methodist and United Churches and the Richmond School Board relating to the area around Mitchell School.
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The finding aid includes a series description and a file list. Subject indexing applies at the series level and Name indexing at the file level.
BCAUL control number: CRICH-SER-11