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

Series consists of the official minutes of Richmond City Council meetings relating to all aspects of local municipal/city government. Series is arranged in five sub-series, corresponding to the nature and scope of Council proceedings and the manner in which meeting minutes were variously filed: 1) Open Council meeting minutes; 2) In-camera/closed Council meeting minutes); 3) Open Committee of the Whole meeting minutes; 4) In-camera Committee of the Whole meeting minutes; and, 5) Council meetings for Public Hearing minutes.

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Pumps

Series consists of correspondence, memos, agreements, tenders, reports and plans relating to the construction, installation and maintenance of pumps and pumphouses around Richmond's perimeter. Also included is a proposal for an emergency bylaw that would establish provisions for a response to a flood or dyke failure.

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Clerk's file register and index

Series consists of copies of file register sheets and one "file system index" bound volume which document the registration of files and series, and thereby classifying, arranging, and maintaining the records of the Municipal government. The typed and handwritten file register sheets have additional handwritten annotations in the margins. The "filing system index" is a red bound volume, 28 x 35 x 2.5 cm in size, with appended stapled and taped pages. The file system index is the master controlling list for registering files, bylaws and record series. This index also includes annotations indicating transfers of records and other pointers to related or subsequent series.

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Subdivisions

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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Bylaws

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.

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Assessment

Series consists mainly of records relating to assessment, building regulation, and illegal suites. The records relating to assessment include correspondence, memos, reports, assessment notices, minutes and proceedings of the Court of Revision, assessment roll working papers, agreements and legal notices. Topics covered by these records include assessment appeals to the Court of Revision and further appeals to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council; the ongoing cycle of agreements and appeals between the City of Vancouver and Richmond over the issue of airport assessment; assessment of Dominion government properties within the Richmond municipal boundaries; assessment of property owned by public companies; and changes in assessment policies and procedures. A significant part of the series deals with building regulation issues such as permits for demolition, construction, occupancy, and signs; inspections for health, electrical, gas and building code compliance; and the changes in regulations surrounding the secondary suite or illegal suite issue. Miscellaneous topics covered in this series include the proposal and development of the Richmond Nature Park, a proposal for an educational model farm, and public petitions dealing with a variety of issues including land use, sunday shopping, and public works and services.

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Taxation

Series consists of records relating to taxation policies, complaints and general inquiries about property taxes, including Land Settlement Board property taxes, CPR property taxes, and various taxes on private properties. The arrangements between the municipality and the Wartime Housing Corporation regarding Burkeville's taxation scheme, as well as taxation for the provision of water, sewer, school and fire protection facilities and services are also documented. In addition, the series includes records relating to the development of a policy on business taxes, and correspondence relating to the request and issuing of miscellaneous building, kennel, trade and business permits.

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Staff Coordinating Committee minutes

Series consists of minutes of the Staff Coordinating Committee, which includes copies of correspondence, staff reports, and memoranda as attachments to the minutes. Indexes are included for minutes from 1973 to 1980

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Municipal land

Series consists of correspondence, reports, survey plans as well as excerpts from Council and Committee minutes, relating to specific municipal facilities such as a boat launches. The series also includes some records relating to the Municipal Negotiating Committee which oversaw property negotiations. Also included are records relating to the Labour Negotiation Committee and the 1981 Richmond municipal strike (these labour negotiation records were probably mistakenly filed with the land negotiation records).

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Trade licences

Series consists of correspondence, reports, excerpts from committee minutes and some business and trade related pamphlets. Prior to the late 1950s, all requests for trade licences were made directly to the Municipal Council. After this point, the routine applications were approved by the Licence Inspector and only special cases went forward to Council. The general files consist mainly of requests for licences, complaints against business people for bylaw violations, and records relating to investigatory and punitive actions taken by City Officials. Some special cases relate to the licencing of special event festivals, dog kennels, drive-in theatres, discotheques, ice cream vendors and helicopter air ambulances.

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Dominion government

Series consists of correspondence, reports, press releases, studies, maps, and photographs relating primarily to projects and activities with some connection with the jurisdiction and authority of the federal government. Some of the records document activities of federal government departments in, or pertaining to, Richmond. A significant portion of the series consist of records relating to special municipal projects which have received funding through federal government initiatives. The series includes records on a wide variety of topics including development activities on crown land, airport expansion, Vancouver International Airport, centennial projects, international relations, and negotiations/relations with departments of the federal government.

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Provincial government and municipal government

Series consists of correspondence, financial statements, memoranda, and maps relating primarily to activities with some connection with the provincial government. Series shows the ongoing negotiations and relations between the municipal and provincial governments regarding a wide variety of initiatives, programs and issues. Topics covered include amendments to the Municipal Act, commercial and industrial development activities to be registered and approved by the province, civil defence, municipal bylaws requiring provincial approval, an unemployment relief program, and a Local Initiative Program.

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Sanitary sewer easements

Series consists of maps, and easement agreements held by the City, relating to the installation and construction of sanitary sewers and public utilities. Series consists of individual case files by development area or subdivision, arranged sequentially in numeric file number order.

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Other municipalities

Series consists of correspondence, copies of labour agreements, bylaws, survey results, souvenir programs, and 1 map relating to the ongoing relations between the City of Richmond and other municipal governments throughout British Columbia. The majority of records in this series consist of inquiries related to municipal government policy, bylaws, operations and services, including costs for comparable services, suggestions relating to programs and initiatives, and responses to particular topics and issues.

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Clerk's correspondence

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.

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U.B.C.M. and G.V.R.D.

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports and maps, relating to the involvement and participation of the City of Richmond in the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (U.B.C.M.) and the Greater Vancouver Regional District (G.V.R.D.). Series also includes records of the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board (L.M.R.P.B.), the Fraser Valley Municipal Asociation, the Union of Canadian Federation of Mayors, the Industrial Development Commission, the British Columbia Agricultural Land Commission, and the North Fraser Harbour Commission. Topics covered in the records include light rapid transit, transportation, the harbours, industrialization, and other development issues. In addition, records in this series document ongoing relations between the City and various departments and ministries of the provincial government.

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Sea Island protection works

Series consists of records relating to the construction and maintenance of dykes on Sea Island. Also included is correspondence between Richmond and the federal Department of Indian Affairs regarding dyking on the Musqueam Indian reserve.

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Lulu Island protection works

Series consists of records generally relating to the construction of, maintenance to, petitioning, and taxing for dyking works on Lulu Island. Specifically, the records relate to the maintenance of dykes along the South Arm near the Canada Rice Mills and the resulting agreement reached between Richmond, the Canadian National Railway and the Federal Government as to the costs involved.

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Lulu Island West Dyking District

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, memoranda, tenders, assessment rolls and petitions relating to the establishment and overall operation of the Lulu Island West Dyking District Commission. Topics include tax assessment for dyking, bond issues, funding from other levels of government, construction and maintenance of public works, fee and tax disputes, employee administration, weed control, flood boxes, pumping equipment, appointments to the Commission and land reclamation.

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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.

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Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act

Series consists of case files relating to the acquisition of land under the Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act. The case files contain transcripts of hearings before the Dyking Commissioner; certificates of encumbrances issued by the Land Registry Office; affidavits and statutory declarations relating to the proper execution of appropriation procedures; certified land survey plans conducted for the purpose of evidence at hearings; excerpts from Council minutes; indentures conveying right-of-ways to land owners; and general correspondence relating to the appropriation of land by the municipality of Richmond for the purpose of preparing and maintaining the dyking and drainage system.

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Estimates

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.

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Reeve

Series consists of correspondence, reports and plans relating to the official administrative, as well as ceremonial, functions and activities of the Reeve. Series includes reports for proposed projects, case files for specific reeves, and subject based case files on specific topics, e.g., weed control, town planning, releases, and rights-of-way. Relations between the Reeve and other outside organizations and committees are documented.

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Insurance

Series consists of insurance policies, correspondence, and renewal receipts, relating to insurance plans purchased by the municipality, and other insurance related issues. The series consists of insurance policies held with different insurance companies to cover various damages, including liability for municipal office and police staff, automobile accident insurance, fire insurance for the municipal hall and Steveston hall, and hold-up or burglary insurance. Series also includes records which document relations between the municipality and the Unemployment Insurance Commission for the period 1941 to 1948.

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Schools

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda and studies relating to the administration and operation of schools. The majority of the series consists of correspondence between the City and the Board of School Trustees, with several files on individual schools. Topics range from the planting trees in front of schools to policy statements on the appointment of teachers. Also included are records relating to Kwantlen and Douglas Colleges.

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