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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
Lands - Management
CRICH 257 · Series · 1985-1993
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of memos, correspondence, and reports relating to annual rentals, leases, and service agreements for city lands and maintenance services.

Richmond (B.C.). Treasury
CRICH 93 · Series · 1944-1981
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, staff reports to Council, witness affidavits, agreements, promotional and information materials, plans, and photographs relating to the provision of legal counsel to City staff and Council on a wide range of topics. The series consists primarily of legal correspondence relating to general zoning issues, the Board of Variance, assessment appeals, right-of-way disputes, dyking, and Special Use Permits. The series also includes case files relating to collections and bylaw prosecutions by the City, as well as damage claims against the City.

Richmond (B.C.). Law Department
Local improvements
CRICH 286 · Series · 1962-1988
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memos, petitions, and policy documents relating to the administration of local improvement activities in the municipality. Also includes some case files for significant local improvement initiatives.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 202 · Series · 1905-1950
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
CRICH 164 · Series · 1954-1989
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence between the developer and the municipality, draft or conceptual site plans, copies of legal agreements, application forms, checklists, and staff reports, all of which document the major subdivision development application process. A major subdivision development is one that requires the construction of new roads and services, unlike minor subdivision developments where the lot or parcel of land is served by existing roads and services. Major subdivisions can be residential, commercial, manufacturing, or industrial. Some files contain a particular type of legal agreement, the Land Use Contract, an optional development control device used by the municipality between 1971 and 1977 to establish the terms and conditions of land use and development. The municipality and the developer entered into a Land Use Contract for certain major developments according to the impact of the proposed development on present and future public costs, environmental concerns, the fulfillment of community goals, and the provision of necessary public space. Because major subdivisions are subject to levies or fees which help to pay for the capital costs of sewer, water, drainage, highways, roads, and open space, as well as to administrative fees, performance bonds, and maintenance bonds, some files also contain financial records. The series documents the scope of development in Richmond over a twenty year period. It also provides insight into the evolution of the application process and the role of the Planning Department, which was responsible for the coordination of the application process from the department's creation in 1957 until its reorganization into the Urban Development Division in 1992.

Richmond (B.C.). Planning and Development Department
CRICH 95 · Series · 1969-1976
Part of City of Richmond fonds

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, staff and other reports, copies of newspaper clippings, published informational materials, minutes of meetings, and lists of juvenile services relating to the role of this Committee in planning and providing youth services in Richmond. Records in this series deal primarily with monitoring and coordinating services for young adults in crisis. The series also includes records relating to the Richmond Friendship Home Society, the Richmond Family Court Committee, and the closure of the Browndale Homes.

Richmond (B.C.). City Clerk's Office
Neighbourhood pubs
CRICH 63 · Series · 1980-1982
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 203 · Series · 1900-1952
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 258 · Series · 1989-1992
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 273 · Series · 1954-1995, predominant 1980-1994
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 31 · Series · 1912-1988
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 159 · Series · 1965-1983, predominant 1970-1979
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 266 · Series · 1982-1990
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 189 · Series · 1947-1970
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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
CRICH 29 · Series · 1947-1987
Part of City of Richmond fonds

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