Fonds 064 Village of Clairmont fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Village of Clairmont fonds
Reference code: 0064
Date: 1935-1945 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 cm of textual records
Physical location: Vault
Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Added to new database Feb. 2022 – SF

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

The Village of Clairmont was incorporated as a village in 1917. Crofton Cady was the first reeve, Mr. Mashburn a Councillor, and W. Coblentz the Secretary-Treasurer of the first council. Fire protection, police protection, road maintenance and animal control were their first concerns. Lack of paid taxes and problems with untrained staff made governing the village difficult, but by 1935, Clairmont’s affairs were in order. During its tenure as a village, the residents of Clairmont were able to build a park and sports grounds, a curling rink, a skating rink and a tennis court, as well as maintain the municipal services. By 1945, however, population had decreased and Clairmont reverted to the status of hamlet with the Municipal District of Grande Prairie No. 127 in authority.

Custodial history

The records were transferred, on loan, to the Provincial Archives in 1970 by the County of Grande Prairie. The County requested their return in 2000 and donated them to the Grande Prairie Regional Archives.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of minutes from 1935-1945, including accounts, taxes and tax appeal records.