Fonds - Town of Dresden fonds

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Town of Dresden fonds

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  • 1872-1997, predominant 1882-1997 (Creation)

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9 m of textual records

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The Village of Dresden was first incorporated in 1872, then incorporated as the Town of Dresden in 1882 under the terms of the Baldwin Act, Chapter 81,Canada Statutes. As an incorporated town, lower tier municipality, it had an elected council consisting of a Mayor, Reeve, Deputy-Reeve and councillors. Its responsibilites related largely to the delivery of services such as streets, water and protection to persons and property. It had the power to raise money through diredt taxation on land and through the use of debentures. Under the provisions of Bill 26, the Savings and Restructuring Act, 1996, Dresden was amalgamated into the new Municipality of Chatham-Kent effective January 1, 1998.

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Fonds consists of council minutes, by-laws, assessment rolls, tax collectors rolls and photographs of mayors and council.

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Records were transferred from the Town of Dresden office, January 1, 1998.

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