Fonds - Corporation of the Township of Oro fonds

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Corporation of the Township of Oro fonds

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  • 1850-1991 (Creation)

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7 m of textual records

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Administrative history

Oro Township was first created in 1821 when, under an “Act for the better division of this province” Oro became a Township in the District of Simcoe. In 1831, when it was decided to open the township to settlement, Sir John Colborne, Governor, ordered the name be changed from Oro to Heytsbury. The Township name reverted back to Oro several years later. It was not until 1851 that Oro Township was incorporated.

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The records of the Township of Oro remained in the custody of the clerk-treasurer until they were transferred to the Simcoe County Archives.

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Fonds consists of by-laws, council minutes, committee minutes, voters lists, financial statements, ledger and journals, tax rolls and assessments, land acquisitions and sale documents, land use agreements, contracts, court transcripts, and vital statistics. It consists of eight series: 1) Administration Series, 2) Council Boards and Bylaws Series, 3) Development and Planning Series, 4) Environmental Services Series, 5) Finance and Accounting Series, 6) Human Resources Series, 7) Legal Affairs Series, 8) Miscellaneous Series.

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The Corporation of the Township of Oro municipal offices.


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Oro Council Minutes, By-Laws, Tax Assessment and Collector's Rolls are available on microfilm.

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Related material can be found in the records of the Corporation of the County of Simcoe.

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No further accruals are expected.

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