- 1906-1974 (Creation)
- 1906-1976 (Creation)
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6.65 m of textual records (incl. 88 vol.)
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The District of Saanich was incorporated on March 1, 1906. The first meeting of Saanich Council was held on Saturday March 10, 1906. Thomas Brydon served as the Municipality's first Reeve. In 1908, Saanich was divided into six (and later seven) administrative wards. Each ward had a representative on council, and the Reeve was elected at large. The ward system was abolished in 1949. Ward 6 seceded from the District of Saanich in 1950 to form the District of Central Saanich. The District of Saanich celebrated its centennial in 2006.
Council minutes from 1906-1969 were transferred to Saanich Archives prior to 2007. Council minutes 1970-1974 (including committee minutes 1975-1976) were transferred in 2019. Council minutes 1975-present are held at the Legislative Services Division in the Municipal Hall.
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Fonds consists of Council minutes, Committee minutes, Advisory Planning Commission minutes, Health Committee minutes, Board of Licensing Commissioners minutes, Administrative Traffic Committee minutes, and related indexes for the Corporation of the District of Saanich. Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Council minutes; 2) Committee minutes; 3) Advisory Planning commission minutes; 4) Health Committee minutes; 5) Board of Licensing Commissioners minutes; 6) Administrative Traffic Committee minutes.
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Accession number: 2007-152; 2019-020
Archives holds Council minutes 1906-1974, Committee minutes 1906-1976.