Fonds - Township of Raleigh fonds

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Township of Raleigh fonds

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  • 1930-1997 (Creation)

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11 m of textual records

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The Township of Raleigh, Kent County, Ontario was incorporated effective January 1, 1850 under the terms of the Baldwin Act,Chapter 81,Canada Statutes, 1849. As an incorporated township, lower tier municipality, Raleigh had an elected Council consisting of a Reeve, Deputy Reeve and Councillors depending on population. Its responsibilites related largely to upkeep of the local road system and delivery of services such as water and sewage. It had the power to raise money through direct taxation on land and through the issue of debentures. Under the provisions of Bill 26, the Savings and Restructuring Act, 1996, Raleigh was dissolved and incorporated into the new Municipality of Chatham-Kent, effective January 1, 1998.

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Fonds consists of Council Minutes, 1962-1997, By-laws, 1930-1997,Assessment Rolls, 1956-1997, Tax Collectors Rolls, 1949-1997,Cash Books and Ledgers.

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Records were transferred from the Township of Raleigh office on January 1, 1998.


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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 Categorized By-law Index

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No further accruals are expected.

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A detailed list of records for Raleigh Township held by Archives of Ontario is available.

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