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Township of Harwich fonds
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21 m of textual records
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The Township of Harwich, 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 Council consisting of a Reeve, Deputy Reeve and Councillors depending on population. Its responsibilities related largely to the upkeep of the road system and delivery of services. It had the power to raise maoney through direct taxation on land and through the use of debentures. Under the provisions of Bill 26, the Savings and Restructuring Act, 1996, Harwich Township as 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, collectors rolls, cash books and ledgers.
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Records were acquired from the Township of Harwich office on January 1, 1998.
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Photocopy fees as per the corporate policy of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent are applicable.
Numerical By-law Index Categorized By-law Index
No further accruals are expected.
Collectors rolls, cash books, general ledgers, debenture books were transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the Council of the Township of Harwich in 1982. A detailed list is available.