Fonds ccg-2071 - Town of Montgomery fonds

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Town of Montgomery fonds

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CA ccg ccg-2071

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  • 1958-1963 (Creation)
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    Montgomery, Town of

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5.0 m of textual records

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The Town of Montgomery was largely a post-World War 1939-1945 creation. The area was originally known as Shouldice Terrace, but was renamed after World War 1939-1945. In 1947, Montgomery was a small, unincorporated settlement of approximately sixty houses, administered by the Department of Municipal Affairs as part of a local Improvement District. Citizens formed a welfare community to deal with the lack of sewer and water facilities. As early as 1949, the Montgomery Welfare Committee petitioned for the annexation of Montgomery to the City of Calgary.[1];By 1951, Montgomery's population had increased to approximately 1,600 and at a meeting of ratepayers in February of the year, a petition was signed and forwarded to The City calling for annexation to Calgary.[2] At that Time, the hamlet of Montgomery (also known as Montgomery Subdivision) had no health services, "spasmodic" garbage collection, inadequate fire protection and limited police protection.[3] Annexationists hoped that union with Calgary would bring City water and sewage facilities to Montgomery. But the cost of extending these facilities to Montgomery (which were not universal even within Calgary), and the distance between Montgomery and the city limit, led the Board to reject Montgomery's application as premature.[4];For more information regarding the Town of Montgomery administrative history, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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The fonds consists of by-laws, council and committee minutes, assessment and taxation records, and the files of the Secretary Treasurer. Series I: Consists of by-laws, 1958-1963. Series II: Consists of council minutes, 1958-1963, and committee minutes, 1962-1963. Series III: Consists of the Secretary Treasurer files, 1958-1963, which include correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, briefs, receipts and invoices, maps, plans and drawings, and some publications. Series IV: Consists of assessment and tax rolls (1958-1963)

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Records were transferred directly from the Town of Montgomery.

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  • The material is in English.

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In accordance with The City of Calgary's policy on Access to Municipal Information, records more than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted. Records which are less than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted by legislation. Please see the City of Calgary Archives Policies and Procedures Manual for further infomation regarding access to records.

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An inventory is available at the City of Calgary Archives.

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The City of Calgary Archives may have reference material which may be associated to the fonds. All textual records are in closed storage. To view records please contact the City of Calgary Archives.<br><br>

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