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City of Guelph Board of Works Committee minutes
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CA ON00126 F2-F2-6-F2-6-5
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- City of Guelph Board of Works Committee
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10 cm of textual records
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The Board of Works Committee was mandated to oversee public works such as city buildings maintenance, roads, bridges, and sidewalks in the City of Guelph. The committee was composed of six aldermen, from whom a chairperson was selected, plus the mayor. The precise dates of creation and dissolution of this committee are not known.
The custodial history of these records, prior to their transfer to the Guelph Public Library archives, is not known or documented. It is believed that these records were transferred to the Guelph Public Library archives in the 1980's.
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Series consists of four bound minute books of the Board of Works Committee for the period 1879-1909. Included in this series are minutes of committee meetings, copies of committee reports to Council, and committee resolutions regarding the construction, maintenance and inspection of roads, bridges and sidewalks, damage claims, accounts payment, purchase of public works supplies, land appropriations, maintenance and construction work at the Water Works, local improvement assessments and charges, tenders for equipment, machinery and public works projects, and labour relations related issues. These records document the role of the committee in overseeing the management of public works in the City of Guelph.
The volumes have been arranged chronologically by year.
The bound volumes are very fragile.
Immediate source of acquisition
These records were acquired from the Clerk's Office of the City of Guelph.
Please note that the 1879-1883 minutes are in the same bound volume as the Road and Bridge Committee minutes (series F2-6-1). The Board of Works Committee minutes for 1884-1893 are in the same bound journal with the Railway Committee minutes (series F2-9-1). The 1905-1909 Board of Works Committee minutes are in the same bound ledger as the Public Works Committee minutes for 1910 (series F2-6-6).
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Self-serve microfilm is available for consultation at the Main Branch of the Guelph Public Library.
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Please note access to the original volumes in this series is restricted for conservation reasons. Please contact the Guelph Public Library Archivist for more details.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright for these records is not held by the Guelph Public Library. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist about how to obtain the necessary copyright permissions.
To view these records, please consult the self-serve microfilm (ask at the Information Desk for details) at the Main Branch of the Guelph Public Library. To view the originals, please consult the File List F2-6-5 to narrow down your search and then contact the Guelph Public Library Archivist.
No further accruals of records are expected.
Given the similar mandates, it is believed that the Board of Works succeeded the Road and Bridge Committee in 1879. It is also presumed that the Board of Works was succeeded by the Public Works Committee in 1910, based on the similarities in their mandates and focus.
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