Sousfonds PG - Corporation of Point Grey sousfonds

General plan - sheet 5 [Arbutus Street to Twenty-third Avenue to Government Reserve to Twenty-nin... General plan - sheet 6 [Arbutus Street to Twenty-ninth Avenue to Government Reserve to Twenty-fif... General plan - sheet 7 [West Boulevard to Thirty-fifth Avenue to Government Reserve to Forty-firs... General plan - sheet 8 [West Boulevard to Forty-first Avenue to Musqueam Reserve to Forty-eighth ... General plan - sheet 9 [Arbutus Street to Forty-seventh Avenue to Musqueam Reserve to Fifty-third... General plan - sheet 10 [Arbutus Street to Fifty-third Avenue to Musqueam Reserve to Fifty-ninth ... General plan - sheet 11 [Arbutus Street to Celtic Avenue to Fraser River] General plan - sheet 12 [Cambie Street to Sixteenth Avenue to Arbutus Street to Twenty-third Avenue] General plan - sheet 13 [Cambie Street to Twenty-third Avenue to East Boulevard to Twenty-ninth A... General plan - sheet 14 [Heather Street to Twenty-ninth Avenue to Arbutus Street to Thirty-fifth ... General plan - sheet 15 [Heather Street to Thirty-fifth Avenue to West Boulevard to Forty-first A... General plan - sheet 16 [Cambie Street to Forty-first Avenue to West Boulevard to Forty-seventh A... General plan - sheet 17 [Cambie Street to Forty-seventh Avenue to Arbutus Street to Fifty-third A... General plan - sheet 18 [Cambie Street to Dogwood Avenue to Arbutus Street to Sixtieth Avenue] General plan - sheet 19 [Ash Street to Fifty-ninth Avenue to Arbutus Street to Sixty-seventh Avenue] General plan - sheet 20 [Ash Street to Sixty-seventh Avenue to Arbutus Street to Seventy-third Av... General plan - sheet 21 [Heather Street to Seventy-third Avenue to Fraser River] Sewerage system : plan of Point Grey Municipality

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  • 18.82 m of textual records
  • 20 maps

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The Corporation of Point Grey was established on 1 January 1908 under the authority of a Provincial Letters Patent of 18 December 1907. The Point Grey District Municipality had formerly been a part of the Corporation of the District of South Vancouver from its inception in 1892 until 1908, and amalgamated with the City of Vancouver (as did South Vancouver) on 1 January 1929.

The 1908 geographic boundaries of Point Grey were thus all areas south of 16th Avenue on the west side of the previous South Vancouver District, approximately from Camosun Street to Cambie Street.

The Corporation of Point Grey had five continuing areas of responsibility, derived from the Municipal Act (S.B.C. 1872, Ch. 35) and the Municipal Clauses Act (S.B.C. 1896, Ch. 37) as well as other legislation affecting municipalities. These responsibilities were: the control of land use, development of public works, ensuring public safety, providing for public welfare, and the control of public finances.

The Corporation was organised administratively into a Municipal Council and a number of Standing and Special Committees, as well as a Municipal Clerk. The Clerk also acted as Returning Officer for the Municipality. Council was comprised of a Reeve (Mayor) and Councillors, who from 1909 were elected by their respective Wards. In 1909, there were five Councillors and this expanded to seven by 1928. The responsibilities of the Corporation were chiefly carried out by the Standing Committees, whose number and composition varied. In 1908, there were six such committees: the Board of Works, charged with the regulation of public land use and the construction and maintenance of roads; Health and Police, charged with the regulation of sanitation, public health, which was overseen by an appointed Medical Health Officer, and the administration of justice including policing and the operation of Municipal and Juvenile Courts; Light and Water, responsible for the provision of public lighting and water; Subdivision Plans and Parks, responsible for the development of town planning, the regulation of private land use and the acquisition and maintenance of municipal parks; Finance, responsible for the assessment and collection of taxes as well as the control over public finances; and License, responsible for the granting of licenses. Responsibility for licensing was delegated later in 1908 to a Licensing Board comprised of two Council members and two appointed Justices of the Peace. In 1915 [?], the administration of justice was removed from committee and became the responsibility of the Board of Police Commissioners, which was comprised of two members of Council and a third appointed individual. From 1916 the composition of committees remained essentially the same: Board of Works; Water; Sewers and Health; Parks, Boulevards and Plans; Light and Fire; Finance; and Transportation and Industries. In 1920, Housing was added to the responsibilities of the latter. In 1926, a Local Improvements Committee was established.

As a Committee of the Whole, Council itself was responsible for By-laws, the approval of public expenditures, and the consideration of recommendations put forth by committees and individuals. Further, it was responsible for annual ordinary expenses of the Point Grey School Board such as teachers' salaries and the operating costs of schools. Council also considered School Board requests for extraordinary expenses. For a more detailed history, please consult the inventory to the Corporation of Point Grey fonds.

Related Resources:
For a small volume of material of the Reeve J. Alexander Paton (1925-1928) see series 469 within the City Councillors' Office fonds (because Paton also served as Alderman of the City of Vancouver 1929-1930).

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Sousfonds consists of the following record series relating to the local government functions of the Corporation of Point Grey (in existence 1908-1928).
--Point Grey (B.C.)
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1910-1928, ca. 20 cm., series 274
--Point Grey (B.C.). Board of Police Commissioners
----Annual reports, 1926-1928, 1 cm, series 263
----Board minutes, 1915-1928, 6 cm, series 262
----Casebook, 1921-1922, 3 cm, series 264
----Record of offenses against civic by-laws, 1912-1920, 52 cm, series 265
--Point Grey (B.C.). Board of School Trustees
----Board minutes, 1912-1929, 75 cm, series 112
----Correspondence and notes, 1911-1928, 40 cm, series 113
----Monthly attendance reports, 1916-1928, 6 cm, series 311
----Visitors register, 1914-1917, 1 cm, series 114
--Point Grey (B.C.). Board of Works
----Ledgers, 1922-1928, 26 cm, series 246
----Local improvements street files, 1915-1928, 1.62 m, series 243
----Municipal Engineer's annual reports, 1922-1927, 6 cm, series 245
----Municipal Engineer's monthly reports, 1909-1923, 32 cm, series 244
--Point Grey (B.C.). Engineering Department. Municipal Engineer
----Sectional maps, 1922-1931, 60 cm, series 247
----Works correspondence, 1912-1928, 18 cm, series 261
--Point Grey (B.C.). Finance and Assessment Department
----Accounts ledgers, 1916-1928, 77 cm, series 251
----Employee payroll cards, 1921-1928, 35 cm, series 253
----Investment ledgers, 1909-1928, 1.72 m, series 254
----Local improvements assessment rolls, 1923-1928, 1.1 m, series 630
----Property tax assessment rolls, 1910, 10 cm, series 248
----Tax sale registers, 1917-1928, 30 cm, series 250
--Point Grey (B.C.). Fire Chief
----Fire record, 1920-1928, 44 cm, series 270
--Point Grey (B.C.). Juvenile Court
----Court calendar, 1924-1928, 45 cm, series 267
----Court calendar index, 1924-1928, 1 cm, series 268
--Point Grey (B.C.). Juvenile Court Committee
----Minutes, 1924-1928, 2 cm, series 269
---Point Grey (B.C.). Licensing Board
----Building permit register, 1912-1928, 42 cm, series 272
--Point Grey (B.C.). Municipal Council
----Annual reports and financial statements, 1909-1928, 4 cm, series 241
----By-laws, 1908-1928, 2.6 m, series 239
----Council minutes, 1908-1928, 1.64 m, series 238
----Court of Revision minute books, 1916-1928, 8 cm, series 249
--Point Grey (B.C.). Office of the Comptroller
----Incoming debenture correspondence, 1913-1917, 2 cm, series 252
--Point Grey (B.C.). Office of the Municipal Clerk
----Annual accounts reports, 1915-1927, 8 cm, series 242
----Elections - voters' lists, 1910-1913, 1 cm, series 273
---Subject files, 1924-1929, 48 cm, series 240
--Point Grey (B.C.). Police Court
----Court calendar, 1912-1913, 52 cm, series 266
--Point Grey (B.C.). Reeve's Office
----Subject files and news clippings, 1912-1929, 24 cm, series 260
--Point Grey (B.C.). Town Planning Commission
----Minute book, 1926-1928, 6 cm, series 271
--Point Grey (B.C.). Water Works Department
----Contracts, specifications, and tenders, 1911-1913, 24 cm, series 259
----Plumbing inspection records, 1911-1928, 23 cm, series 258
----Water applications, 1908-1928, 1.38 m, series 256
----Water main correspondence, 1911-1925, 2 cm, series 255
----Water service ledger, 1911-1916, 60 cm, series 257

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For a small volume of material of the Reeve J. Alexander Paton (1925-1928) see series 469 within the City Councillors' Office fonds (because Paton also served as Alderman of the City of Vancouver 1929-1930). For the records of the other jurisdictions which all joined together on January 1, 1929 see also the Corporation of the District of South Vancouver fonds, and all other City fonds which relate to the period up to 1929.

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