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City agreements records

Series contains the City's agreements respecting engineering services, land issues, general maintenance services to City buildings, for prescription drugs (health services), and other matters. Agreements are originals, the earliest of them handwritten. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Building Inspector's Technical Planning Board minutes

Series consists of the Building Inspector's copies of the minutes (Sept. 1959 - June 1972). The position had been part of the Building Department until 28 Feb. 1967, then became part of the newly established Permits and Licenses Department. The Building Inspector sat on the Technical Planning Board, gave input, and carried out decisions. Also included are Civic Design Panel minutes (1962-1971), Development Permit Sub-committee minutes (1964-1966, 1970-1972), and Zoning and Real Estate Sub-committee minutes 1963-1966). Arranged in sets and therein chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Technical Planning Board

City agreements log

Series consists of lists of agreements filed by the Office of the City Clerk. Column headings are: "Date Received", "Date of Document", "Subject", "Parties", and "File Number". Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Occupational Health Division program records

Series consists of files relating to the operation of the Employee Assistance Program and the occupational health services of the department. Included are minutes, reports, surveys, and correspondence to and from various departments, particularly the Police Department, relating to occupational health and safety issues.

Vancouver (B.C.). Occupational Health Division

Planning Department film collection

Series consists of films or copies of films collected by the Planning Department, and related to the City and regional planning of the 1960s: urban renewal, downtown planning, and harbour development. Arranged chronologically. The films were presented by the City of Vancouver. Films were produced by Pageant Productions Ltd. of Vancouver for the National Film Board of Canada.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

City Planning Commission minutes and other records

Series consists of a clearly organized set of Vancouver Town Planning Commission / City Planning Commission minutes (1955-1971), and files dated late 1952 to 1955 which were the earliest files on the Commission kept by the newly created Planning Department (established 1 Nov. 1952). Arranged chronologically. For Vancouver Town Planning Commission minutes dated 1925-1955, see series 395, "Commission minutes", within the Vancouver Town Planning Commission fonds. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). City Planning Commission

Union anomalies, arbitrations, and grievances case files

Series consists of annual file sets primarily on "anomalies", but including arbitrations and a few grievances, relating to City (employer) negotiations with the inside (Local 15) and outside (Local 1004) unions, including Parks, Police, and Library units. Inside union predominant dates are 1957-1969; outside union predominant dates are 1952-1969. (Not all years are represented because discussions took place around union contract periods.) Series also includes files documenting union jurisdiction and certification. Documented are primarily union jobs (e.g., Clerk III, Housing Inspectors, etc.), along with position histories (and frequently mentioning the names of the individuals who filled them), but the odd senior position is represented also. Records include Board of Arbitration minutes (reference copies), some draft agreements with the unions, correspondence with the unions, internal correspondence, analyses of various types (including positions surveys, i.e., charts which compare the same positions among several government and/or private sector organizations), and departmental organization charts which situate the positions being considered for reclassification or salary increase/decrease. Arranged alphabetically by file title (i.e., fringe benefits, inside union, outside union, statutory holidays, etc.), and therein chronologically. The files were arranged according to "inside union" and "outside union", and therein designated by year, with detailed and inconsistent file titles (these are cited on the file folders only, for privacy reasons).

Vancouver (B.C.). Human Resource Services

Heritage inventory 1986 : evaluation forms

Series consists of a photocopied set of heritage evaluation forms completed for older buildings as background information in the preparation of the revised 1986 heritage inventory. Work carried out by consultants Commonwealth Historic Resource Management and The Eikos Group Inc. The forms provide details on construction date, original owner, current owner, architect, style or type designation, materials used, description, preliminary evaluation, and include a photocopy of a photograph of each building. Occasionally building "clusters" are identified on separate forms. Arranged by numbered avenues, and then alphabetically by named streets.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

Risk Management files

Series consists of general subject correspondence files relating to: organization of the Risk Management program; indemnification issues pertaining to the provision of provincial health services by the City; indemnification issues pertaining to the training and use of police reserves; the training and use of police reserves; the removal of trees on City and private property; the use of police dogs; and general claims of liability made against the City .

Vancouver (B.C.). Risk and Emergency Management Division

Property tax records

Series consists of a variety of ledgers and publications relating to property tax activities, such as Crown land tax collection (the City is responsible for the billing), and sales of lands for nonpayment of property taxes (which show a particularly high volume of sales during the 1930s, the period when the City's Property Endowment Fund originated). Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Vancouver (B.C.). Revenue and Treasury Division

Records of Alderman Libby Davies

Series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports pertaining to Davies' role as Alderman, member of the Standing Committee of Council on Finance & Priorities and chair of the Vancouver Liquor Licensing Commission. The general correspondence and outgoing correspondence files are arranged chronologically. Other file titles pertain to the subject matter of the contents or the alphabetical designation of the correspondents name.

Davies, Elizabeth (Libby)

Aerial survey photographs

Series consists mainly of 25 x 25 cm b&w photographs, each showing a perpendicular view of a small area of Vancouver (sometimes known as mosaics). Series also includes 11 photographs of the Cassiar Connector taken in 1991, 62 x 66 cm or smaller.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

False Creek south project reports

Series consists of the set of consultants' reports and newsletters relating to the City's innovative industrial revitalization projects on the south shore of False Creek. Arranged chronologically by year.

Vancouver (B.C.). False Creek Development Group

Rain gauge registers

Series consists of bound volumes containing daily measurements of precipitation in Vancouver.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Heritage evaluation forms : deletions from register (buildings demolished for redevelopment)

Series consists of heritage evaluation forms on buildings deleted from the heritage register because the building has been demolished. The request for a deletion originates from the applicant for a development permit where that redevelopment entails demolition of the existing building(s). Once the development permit is approved because there is no possibility of keeping the building through negotiation with the owner, demolition is permitted. Arranged by street address.

Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

City Clerk's Office administrative files

Series consists of general administrative records including correspondence, email communications, materials for the final report and records involving the coordination of public meetings including venue contracts and invoices.

Vancouver (B.C.). Electoral Reform Commission

City Clerk's Office research and reference materials

Series consists of general research and reference materials involving electoral reform. This includes newspaper clippings, media clips, historical legislation, research and reports from other cities in Canada and other countries, statistical research, and copies of academic theses and City publications.

Vancouver (B.C.). Electoral Reform Commission

Public meetings and consultation records

Series consists of records relating to public meetings and public consultation regarding electoral reform for the City of Vancouver. This includes public meetings minutes, registrations at public meetings, survey tracking and reports, written submissions from the public, posters, flyers and a copy of the final report.

Vancouver (B.C.). Electoral Reform Commission

Business license case files

Subseries consists of letters of appeal, correspondence with the City Clerk, and relevant excerpts from Council "in camera" minutes, all relating to Council's "in camera" function as the appeal body to the business licensing decisions made by the License Inspector. Arranged alphabetically by name of appellant.

School Board publications collection

Series consists of issues of the Province of British Columbia, of the Board of School Trustees, of the Vancouver Insurance Agents' Association, and others. Arranged by start year.

Vancouver School Board

Administrative files

This subseries contains correspondence and subject files dealing with building maintenance personnel and supplies, agendas for weekly divisional meetings, and outward correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

Subject files

Subseries contains files on issues requiring budgetary approval by Council, including personnel and labour matters. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Operational subjects

Series contains information on many properties outside the jurisdiction of the divisions and on societies and organizations associated with the properties within their jurisdiction. Arranged alphabetically by file title.

City Engineer's Office manuals, reports and publications collection

Series consists of evaluation reports on Engineering activities (parking, street cleaning, landfill, etc.), manuals of the Engineering Department, publications relating to the City's major issues which were kept by the City Engineer, and papers given by the City Engineer to outside organizations, a selection of publications collected by successive City Engineers (since at least 1956, when R. M. Martin, served as City Engineer). Arranged chronologically by start year.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

Operational

Subseries consists of records pertaining to a number of operational activities of the Fire Department. Subjects include equipment and apparatus; firehalls and fire boats; dispatch and communication; and uniforms.

Personnel

Subseries consists primarily of correspondence regarding staffing issues, including job competitions and training.

Working files

Subseries consists of records pertaining to administrative matters and includes departmental directives and ciculars, seniority lists, miscellaneous correspondence and working files on Fire Department tours.

City departments

Subseries consists of correspondence, memos and minutes pertaining to other City departments, both generated and received by the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chiefs.

Organizations

Subseries consists of correspondence, newsletters, amendments to constitutions and bylaws, and other records pertaining to external organizations.

Finance

Subseries consists of records pertaining to budget and expense items.

Administrative files

Subseries consists of notes on banner themes and artists, correspondence, media kits, three reference albums of color photostats of photographs of the banners on city streets and reference slides of banners held in the Archives.

Correspondence, housing

Subseries consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Incoming correspondence consists of requests of citizens for investigation into their complaints. The outgoing correspondence consists of copies of the response to these requests for inspection. The records are arranged alphabetically by street name.

Photographs

Subseries consists of photographs and negatives documenting both the activities and the staff members of the Health Department. Included are photographs of graphs portraying birth and birth mortality rates.

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