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Watermains

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

Waterworks

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

Weeds, mosquito spraying

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, copies of minutes, lists, staff and consultant reports relating to the noxious weed and pest control programs of the municipality. The series includes lists compiled to document the location of weeds, as well as copies of minutes of the Public Works and Services Committee dealing with related issues. The series also includes files with complaints from the public relating to nuisance trees and rocks on municipal property, and separate files for Eurasian water milfoil testing and elimination.

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

Treatment plants

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, and maps relating to the development of specific sewage treatment plants - Iona Treatment Plant, Brighouse Treatment Plant, Lulu Island Sewage Treatment Plant. Records in this series relate to all aspects of facility operations including the condition and maintenance of pump stations, the tendering for treatment plant construction, and the charting of flow data. Records in this series reflect the ongoing relations between the Engineering Department and the Provincial Pollution Control Branch.

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

Walkways

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, reports to council and committees, plans, photographs, and annual crosswalk review studies. Records relate to the planning, construction, maintenance, and inspection of sidewalks, walkways, crosswalks, curbs, and gutters. Records document requests for services and repairs by the public; negotiations for compensation between the City, contractors and public utilities; and policies and procedures relating to the provision of these services. Topics and initiatives include school and pedestrian crosswalks, crosswalk supervision, adult school safety patrols, fencing adjacent to walkways, and specific walkways/curbs facilities for handicapped persons. The series includes a Municipal Accessibility Study dated 1981.

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

Street name signs

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports to council and committees, and a bylaw relating to the role of the Engineering Department in monitoring the naming of streets, and as part of this process, installing and maintaining street name signs. The series includes a copy of the 1979 Richmond Road Naming Bylaw and a memoranda from the Planning Department on the naming of roads pursuant to the Municipal Act

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

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

Steveston highway realignment

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, expropriation notices, bylaws, and maps relating to the widening of Steveston Highway. The series consists of a single file which contains copies of bylaws authorizing the acquisition and dedication of property, correspondence showing negotiations between individuals, businesses and the City regarding the widening of the road, as well as memoranda relating to engineering issues raised by the widening of the road, such as the provision of fresh water and sewerage, and the relocation of fences, ditch crossings, driveways, and high voltage electrical service poles.

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Staff

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, staff reports and consultant reports relating to the administration, operation and organization of the Engineering Department. The series includes an independent report entitled "Review of Engineering Department: Management, Organization and Operations - Report on Progress," a file on survival first aid training, and minutes of the Department Heads Committee.

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

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

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

Servicing requirements section files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, copies of reports (including reports to Council and Committees), forms, and plans (including pre-plans for various developments) relating to servicing requirements for developments in defined areas of the municipality. Typical servicing requirements include sanitary sewers, storm sewers, watermains, and road access. Files are organized by section number according to the legal land division system based on section, block and range. Records date predominantly from the establishment of new procedures for administering development applications in the late 1970s up to the transfer of development application administration activities from the Engineering Department to the Planning Department in the late 1980s.

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Sewerage

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, plans, studies, copies of bylaws, and reports relating to the provision, maintenance, and inspection of the sanitary sewer system. A substantial portion of the series consists of general files dealing with sewerage topics and issues, including: the design and specifications of a sewerage program; studies on the quality and durability of sewage pipe and fittings; requests for the installation of a sanitary sewer system from developers, businesses, and individuals; and plans recording the proposed layout of sewerage systems. The series includes files of applications for sewer outfall permits issued by the Municipal Pollution Control Board, chlorination facilities at the Gilmore Park station, as well as files relating to sewerage in certain areas such as the Airport and Sea Island, Fraser sewerage area (Hamilton-Queensborough area), and Mitchell Island/Twigg Island. The role of the Engineering Department in monitoring industrial wastewater connections is also documented.

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Schools

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, signed contracts, appraisals, consultants' reports, architects' reports, and maps relating to the provision and inspection of a variety of engineering services to schools in Richmond. The majority of the series consists of correspondence between the Board of School Trustees and the Engineering Department. Topics include requests for the repair or installation of electrical, water and sewer services, fences, school crossings, and grounds maintenance. The series includes records relating to school site selection, construction of school buildings, additions to school buildings, and municipal inspections relating to these activities. The series also includes plans of school yards showing detailed layout of sanitary sewers, and other drainage characteristics. Also includes a file on engineering work relating to the site of Tomekichi Homma Junior Secondary School.

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

Roads

Series consists of memoranda, correpondence, copies of reports to council and committee, studies and planning documents, photographs and plans relating to the construction and maintenance of roads in Richmond. Topics include road widening, road extensions, property acquisition and dedication for roadways, Steveston road ends, road closures, road design, repair and maintenance, and inspection activites relating to boulevard widening and maintenance. Includes records relating to lanes, specific road projects, Steveston road ends, and Deas Island Tunnel construction and the relocation of Rice Mill Road

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Richmond Arena, pool, theatre

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, contracts, reports, and maps relating to the construction and maintenance of the Minoru Park Arena, the Sports Pavilion, the Centennial Swimming Pool - Minoru Aquatic Centre, and the Municipal theatre (Gateway Theatre). The majority of the series consists of project reports, construction specifications, site specification plans, material lists, and maps dealing with these municipal facilities. Topics covered in the records relate to all aspects of the construction of these facilties including area lighting, the tendering process, project grant applications, pile driving, and electrical systems. Series includes site and technical maps and plans.

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

Organizations

Series consists of a single file made up of correspondence and memoranda relating to the Engineering Department's role in Block Watch programs and, in particular, the program instituted by the Richmond Block Mothers Association. Most records relate to the installation of signage

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

Parks and special events

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, copies of permit applications and plans relating to the Engineering Department's role in the operations and development of municipal parks and trail systems and in the administration and licensing of special events in the community, including parades, festivals, block parties, and filming and locations. Series also includes records relating to transportation concerns and the disposal of soil and dreageate associated with Expo 86. Also includes records relating to the recreational vehicle park site on River Road and Richmond's Commonwealth Games bid.

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

Municipal properties

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, staff reports, consultant reports, studies, maps and photographs relating to the construction and maintainance of municipal buildings on municipal property. The majority of the series consists of general municipal properties files, and files relating to the municipal works yard. The series also includes files relating to insurance claims involving the Municipality and the Engineering Department, a study on parking space requirements, files relating to a proposed Property Management System, and inquiries/requests from Council, Committees of Council, and the public for engineering supplies and services.

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

Official Community Plan

Series consists of memos, correspondence, reports and plans detailing the work of the Engineering Department in developing and implementing the Official Community Plan and related area plans for Richmond.

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

Municipal Engineer's subject files

Series consists of subject files of the Municipal Engineer (J.E. Brooks) documenting engineering and public works programs undertaken or supported by the municipality. Subjects include senior citizen's housing, sanitary sewer and other capital works projects, flood control and air pollution concerns, traffic management, road and bridge development, and school bus maintenance for the Richmond School Board.

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Miscellaneous Engineering and Public Works Department maps and plans

Series contains various rolled maps, plans, architectural drawings depicting Steveston canneries, Canadian National Railway Company, Department of Marine Radio Branch, Richmond High School, Home Oil, Public Works of Canada and Wartime Housing Limited. Some of these items have been arranged together into correlative groups of up to seven to form a presentation regarding the subject at hand. Accompanying materials include related textual documentation. Related items consists of one index plan of numbers and one field book and plan index that list the rolled maps as only part of a much larger collection, the remainder of which was not included in this accession.

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

Miscellaneous

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and maps relating to a variety of environmental issues with engineering implications, such as changes in land use requiring the provision of public works and services. The series includes files on a Sturgeon Bank development scheme, Steveston (Shady) Island, Roberts Bank, the Fraser River, and the Fraser River Estuary Study. Topics covered in the records include sand disposal on Steveston Island, a management program for the Fraser River estuary, the trapping of animals and insects, Roberts Bank Port expansion, and discussion of area uses.

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

Mapping and surveying

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, program applications and guidelines, reports, and plans relating to land surveying and mapping by the municipality. Includes records of participation in provincial government sponsored programs including the large scale base mapping program and the replacement of integrated survey monuments, as well as records relating to aerial photography mapping.

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

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