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Grand River Conservation Commission fonds.
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Grand River Conservation Commission fonds.

  • SCA206-GA184
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1990, predominant 1938-1966

Fonds consists primarily of records relating to the operation and activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1938 to 1966, mostly records maintained by successive secretary-treasurers, but including some chairman's files (William Philip), and operations files. Includes a wide range of documentation, including correspondence, financial records, minutes, personnel records, reports, maps and plans and environmental monitoring records. Documentation includes construction of the Shand and Conestogo Dams, property acquisition and management, relations and interactions with municipalities and government departments at the provincial and federal levels, flood management and monitoring, implementation and management of health care, unemployment insurance, provincial and federal taxes, rental and leasing of cottage lots and other properties, reforestation and nursery operations, management of motor vehicles and other equipment.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Operations

Series consists of two pieces of correspondence relating to weather reporting equipment found loose, and material dating from 1971-1990 not obviously related to the other series in the fonds, including maintenance and operating manuals and information about the Water Management Division.

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Operations : H.A. Cameron Files

Series consists of material created and maintained by Hugh A. Cameron from 1942-1973, consisting primarily of daily journals recording details of work done by the writer and others, in the office, on GRCC property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, weather conditions, etc. Also includes correspondence, reports, maps and plans, etc. relating to construction, repairs, equipment, forestry and logging and roads.

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Daily Journal 1973.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1973 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Daily Journal 1972.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1972 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Daily Journal 1971.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1971 belonging to assistant superintendent Fred Fackham. Includes weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by several employees, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Daily Journal 1971.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1971 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Operations : Monitoring Records

Series consists of environmental monitoring raw data in the form of anemograph charts (1955-1970), gauge cards (1955-1967), rainfall charts (1955-1959, 1971) and snow surveys (1963-1964). An anemograph chart is a paper record of the direction and force of the wind; gauge cards contain data recorded manually by gauge readers at gauge stations along the Grand River; rainfall charts contain daily entries recording rainfall; snow surveys consist of booklets containing pre-printed pages for entering snow data. Although this data is not complete it is nonetheless important for providing a means whereby climatic and environmental change over time can be analyzed.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Daily Journal 1970.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1970 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Includes list of appointments at front. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Daily Journal 1970.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1970 containing entries in several hands, primarily assistant superintendent Fred Fackham. Includes weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by several employees, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Includes list of appointments at front. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Daily Journal 1969.

File consists of Perpetual Desk Calendar and Diary for 1969 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Daily Journal 1968.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1968 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Daily Journal 1967.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1967 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Administration : Secretary Treasurer's Files : 1960-1966 : Ilmar Kao

Series consists of records created and maintained by Ilmar Kao in his position as Secretary Treasurer of the Grand River Conservation Commission, with some overlap to his previous position as Manager and Assistant Secretary. Includes material relating to the Ayr and Montrose Dams proposal, to assessment costs and notices, insurance, personnel, relations with municipalities and government departments, operations including dam, forestry, maintenance, land acquisition and management, cottage lots and rentals, etc. Contains correspondence, financial records, reports, memoranda, blueprints, ms. notes and calculations.

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Provincial Secretary : filing fees.

File consists of copies of the GRCC's annual "Return of information and particulars" forms submitted to the provincial secretary, with accompanying correspondence. These forms contain the names of all commissioners and the dates elected and resigned. The file begins with returns submitted by E.F. Roberts.

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Daily Journal 1966.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1966 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Personnel, 1964-1965.

File consists of material maintained by Ilmar Kao relating to personnel. Includes correspondence, organizational charts, regulations, position descriptions, salaries, job applications, etc. Includes ms. notes and calculations.

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Daily Journal 1965.

File consists of Brownline Daily Journal for 1965 belonging to H.A. Cameron, working from the Shand Dam station. Includes some weather observations. Daily entries are used primarily to record details of work done by the writer and others, in the office on the property and at other locations: construction, repairs, machinery, inspections, incidents, etc. Not all days have entries; information recorded varies.

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Gauge cards, 1965.

File consists of weekly and daily gauge cards. Weekly cards: The weekly cards are titled "Gauge and Weather Report" and are present for the following: Grand River at Waldemar; Nith River at Canning. Cards entitled "Weekly Report" are present for the following: Brantford Gauge Station. Cards entitled "Daily Report" are present for the following: Galt Gauge Station, 10 cards dated April 1965; Conestogo Dam, Janb. 1-Dec. 31, 1965; Shand Dam, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1965.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Administration : Financial

Series consists of incomplete financial records of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1936 to 1965. Includes bank books, cash journals, journals, cheque registers, ledgers and cost studies.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Administration : Board Minutes : Secretary-Treasurer's Files

Series consists of successive Secretary-Treasurer's copies of GRCC minutes and supporting documentation. Files contain in addition to minutes all pertinent correspondence sent and received by the Secretary-Treasurer, some copies of executive minutes, ms. notes and drafts of correspondence and documents. Annual meeting files contain lists of commission members for the year commencing, also correspondence form the various municipalities re attendance, members, etc.

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Conestogo Dam insurance claim, 1965-1966.

File consists of material relating to the preparation for and settling of an insurance claim for repairs done at Conestogo Dam. Includes correspondence to and from Ilmar Kao; Ballachey, Moore and Hart, Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries and others. Includes a report by H.G. Acres: "Subsidence at chainage 7+75: report on investigations and proposed remedial work, Nov. 1963", copies of "Proof loss", releases and invoices . Includes ms. notes from G. Fisher (Chairman, GRCC) to Ilmar Kao.

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Conestogo Dam repairs : subsidence at 7 and 75, 1964.

File consists of correspondence to and from I. Kao, H.G,. Acres & Co., Bunnell, Hitchon Ltd. (Insurance) and others concerning an insurance claim for repairs made to the Conestogo Dam. Includes legal correspondence and opinions. Includes ms. notes by Ilmar Kao and from G. Fisher (Chairman GRCC) to I. Kao.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Gauge cards, 1964.

File consists of weekly and daily gauge cards. Weekly cards: The weekly cards are titled "Gauge and Weather Report" and are present for the following: Grand River at Waldemar; Nith River at Canning. Cards entitled "Weekly Report" are present for the following: Brantford Gauge Station. Cards entitled "Daily Report" are present for the following: Conestogo Dam, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1964; Shand Dam, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1964.

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Commission meeting, Fergus, Ont., Nov. 24, 1964.

File consists of agenda, supporting documents, minutes and related correspondence to and from Ilmar J. Kao, government officials and others. This meeting was called to discuss and act upon the executive "Report on the resources management, present & future, in the Grand River watershed," Nov. 24, 1964, concerning amalgamation of the GRCC and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. This file also contains minutes of executive and general meetings from June to November 1964. Contains ms. draft correspondence and ms. notes.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Motor Pool : L. Dunn, 1964.

File consists of correspondence to and from I. Kao relating to the Motor Pool, including vehicle purchases, supervision and maintenance charges, rates, vehicle permit copies, etc. Includes a document by Ilmar Kao entitled "Motor Pool" listing the vehicles and procedures to be followed for allocation, maintenance and drivers.. Includes interoffice memoranda from L. Dunn to I. Kao.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Ontario Hydro : Elmira, 1964.

File consists of correspondence to and from I. Kao, the Elmira Area Office of the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission and lessees, relating primarily to hydro service to Belwood cottage lots. Includes envelopes with stamps. Includes ms. notes.

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Ontario Hydro : Listowel, 1964.

File consists of correspondence to and from I. Kao, the Listowel Area Office of the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission and lessees, relating primarily to hydro service to Conestogo cottage lots. Includes ms. notes.

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Payroll deductions, 1964.

File consists of I. Kao's working file re payroll deductions for individuals. Includes ms. tables re individual deductions, employee list and a sheet with title : "General conditions and employee benefits. "

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Receipts, 1964.

File consists of correspondence, invoices and receipts relating to cottage rental, sales of tree nursery stock, hydro accounts, and allowance from construction of Loughran Municipal Drain. Includes ms. notes.

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Unemployment insurance, 1964.

File consists of correspondence to and from I. Kao, supporting documentation and remittance forms. Includes an envelope of completed forms labelled "Employees unemployment insurance contribution statements -- forms UIC-443, earnings sheets. " Includes ms. notes.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Gauge cards, 1963.

File consists of weekly and daily gauge cards. Weekly cards: The weekly cards are titled "Gauge and Weather Report" and are present for the following: Grand River at Waldemar; Nith River at Canning. Cards entitled "Weekly Report" are present for the following: Brantford Gauge Station. Cards entitled "Daily Report" are present for the following: Galt Gauge Station, 9 cards dated March and April 1963; Conestogo Dam, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1963; Shand Dam, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1963.

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Snow surveys, 1964.

File Consists of two booklets containing pre-printed pages for entering snow data. One is filled in as an ms. draft; the other is the final ts. copy, with data recorded intermittently for several locations by H.A. Cameron.

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General information meeting, Preston, Ont., March 20, 1964.

File consists of agenda, supporting documents, minutes and related correspondence. Includes extensive ms. notes and signatures. Includes 13 p. ts. carbon "Address by M.A. MacKrell at G.R.C.C. information meeting, March 20, 1964," a 5 p. ts. mimeograph GRCC information package. Includes a resolution to allow members of the Grand Valley Conservation Authority to attend all general meetings of the GRCA.

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