Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works. Local Improvement Branch

Identity area

Type of entity

Secondary Agency

Authorized form of name

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works. Local Improvement Branch

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Local Improvement Branch

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1905-1908

History

In 1905, the province of Saskatchewan was created. The Department of Public Works, created in 1897 under the territorial government, was continued under the new provincial government. By 1906, the department had eleven branches, including the Local Improvement Branch.

In 1905, most of the settled land in Saskatchewan was organized into Local Improvement Districts (LID). Smaller local improvement districts were governed by a regularly elected council of approximately four members, each of whom represented a division of the district. The council appointed a secretary-treasurer to assess and collect taxes for the district and forward the monies to the Local Improvement Branch. In large local improvement districts, taxes were assessed and collected directly by the Branch. Branch personnel assisted in the organization of villages and small local improvement districts; received and issued receipts; accounted for payments in their records; and issued tax certificates.

On November 1, 1908, the newly created Department of Municipal Affairs assumed all of the functions performed by the Local Improvement Branch of the Department of Public Works.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The Local Improvement Branch of the Department of Public Works was responsible for the organization and administration of local improvement districts and villages, and the collection of arrears in rural school districts.

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works (1905-1972)

Identifier of related entity

GA 64

Category of relationship

hierarchical

Dates of relationship

1905-1908

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works is the controlling agency for Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works. Local Improvement Branch

Related entity

North-West Territories. Dept. of Public Works

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

temporal

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

North-West Territories. Dept. of Public Works is the predecessor of Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works. Local Improvement Branch

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Municipal Affairs (1908-1980)

Identifier of related entity

GA 59

Category of relationship

temporal

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Municipal Affairs is the successor of Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Works. Local Improvement Branch

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

GA 100

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created on 2010-01-13. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Annual Reports of the Department of Public Works
The Departmental Organization of the Government of Saskatchewan to April 30, 1936 by Evelyn Eager.

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