Series consists of 27 minute books and 9 index books kept by the City Engineer. These are the minutes of the regular weekly and special meetings of the Board of Works, a standing committee of Council. They indicate the date and place of meetings as well as names of committee members, staff and delegations present. Included in the minutes are: reports to the Board of Works by the Engineering Department regarding matters pertaining to the operation, activities, and mandate of the department; Board consideration and approval of work by the Water Works Department; recommendations to City Council by the Board; statements of tenders received and recommendations for acceptance; correspondence regarding requests for work from individuals and companies and decisions by the Board; communications with other bodies and committees; and statements of accounts and recommendations for payment. Also recorded are references to employee relations, wages, pensions, conditions of work, and employee grievances and petitions. Beginning with the January 12, 1937 meeting, the minutes contain a separate water section report. Minute books from 1 to 25 are indexed, but volumes 26 and 27 are without indexes. Volumes 4 to 12 and 15 to 18 have indexes attached to the inside of their back covers, while the indexes for the other volumes (13, 14 and 19 to 24) are in separate volumes (28 to 36). On the microfilm, the index for each volume precedes it. Arranged chronologically with index volumes at end.
Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Works