Fonds - Township of Chatham fonds

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Township of Chatham fonds

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  • 1832-1997, predominant 1850-1997 (Creation)

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21 m of textual records

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The Township of Chatham, Kent County, Ontario was incorporated in 1850 under the terms of the Baldwin Act, Chapter 81, Canada Statutes, 1849. As an incorporated lower tier municipality, it had an elected Reeve, Deputy Reeve and Councillors according to population. Its responsibilities related largely to the upkeep of local roads and delivery of services such as water and waste. It had the power to raise money through direct taxation and through the use of debentures. Under the provisions of Bill 26, the Savings and Restructuring Act, 1996, Chatham Township was amalgamated into the new Municipality of Chatham-Kent effective January 1, 1998.

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Fonds consists of council minutes, planning board minutes, assessment rolls, tax collectors rolls, cash books and ledgers.

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Records were acquired from the Township of Chatham office on January 1, 1998.


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Microfiche is available for the following: 1832-1983 By-laws 1871-1983 Council Minutes 1967-1979 Planning Board Minutes

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Photocopy fees as per the corporate policy of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent are applicable.

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Numerical By-law index is available.

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No further accruals are expected.

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