County of Grande Prairie Public Works. — 1914-2001. — 12.5 cm of textual records. — 16 photographs. — 17 negatives. — 2,045 maps. — 12 blueprints.
Public Works deals with the management of Land and Property, Infrastructure, and Cemeteries. Land and Property Management includes the function of managing County owned or leased land including parks, gravel pits, and landfills; and acquiring, disposing, constructing, altering, managing, maintaining, protecting and working in County owned or leased buildings or land. This includes agreements with other municipalities; appeals to the Public Utilities Board by either the County or a person who uses, receives, or pays for a municipal utility service; and inter-municipal disputes regarding utility rates, tolls or charge. Infrastructure Management includes the function of constructing, maintaining, and discontinuing public work structures or systems such as roads, bridges, utility service connections, street lights, traffic lights, and road signs. Cemetery Management includes the function of operating County-owned cemeteries including planning the layout and division of grave lots and compartments; maintaining the cemetery plan; selling services and interment space; keeping a register of sold grave lots, compartments and other space including burial or interment; maintaining and caring for the cemetery grounds; and disinterment or removal of a dead human body. Pubic Works files and items are identified with the code PW.
Records have been transferred from the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 to the South Peace Regional Archives in a number of accessions in 2003, 2006, and 2013.
Scope and Content
The sous-fonds consists of a rural road inventory of Wapiti study area #14 done in 1966; 940 plans and blueprints for roads and townsites surveyed in the County of Grande Prairie between 1910 and 2006; 1103 pipeline plans surveyed between 1959-2001; historical information and drawings on the Pipestone Creek ferry; and cemetery management information, registers, and photographs.
Table of Contents
|Series 311.01||Roads and Surveys|
|Series 311.02||Pipeline Plans|
|Series 311.03||Land and Property Management|
|Series 311.04||Cemetery Management|
|Series 311.01||Roads and Surveys. — 1910-2006. — 1 cm of textual records. — 942 maps.The series consists of a rural road inventory completed in 1966 (including maps) and a large collection of blueprint, paper and mylar plans of roads and townsites surveyed by various companies and levels of government within the County of Grande Prairie. They are copies only—the originals for these plans are located at Alberta Land Titles.|
|Series 311.02||Pipeline Plans. — 1959-2001. — 1,103 maps.The sub-series consists of a large collection of pipeline plans, one from 1959, one from 1973, and the remainder from 1975 to 2001. These are copies only, the originals are located at Alberta Land Titles. They are Pipeline, Gas Line, Meter Stations, Utilities and Miscellaneous Plans produced for companies such as Canadian Industries Gras & Oil, Grande Prairie Transmission Co., General Crude, Alberta Gas Trunk Line, Canadian Hunter Exploration, Dome Petroleum, Mesa, Northwestern Utilities, Dome Petroleum, Chiefton Developments, Peace Pipline, PanCanadian Petroleum, Wainoco Gas & Oil, Turbo, Petro Canada, Nova Gas Canada, Total Petroleum, Foothills Pipeline, Bankeno Resources Ltd., Mobile G.C.G., Shell Canada, Sulpetro, Monuments, Home Oil, Ladd Explorations, Forest Oil Corporation, Cresbrook Forest Industries, Columbia Gas, Canadian Crude Resources, Petrorep Canada, Cimarron Petroleum, Alberta Energy Company, Morrison Pipeline, Cabre Exploration Ltd., Amoco Canada, Arkoma Energy Inc., North Canadian Oils, Encor Energy, Wintershall Canada, Serenpet Inc., Crestar Energy, Czar Resources, Elan Energy, Ranchmen’s Resources Ltd., Iverness Energy Ltd., Ulster Petroleum Ltd., Canrise Resources, Archean Energy, Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd., Conwest Exploration, AEC West Ltd., Corexcana Ltd., NCE Resources Group Inc., Rife Resources Ltd., Kaiser Energy Ltd., Canor Energy Ltd., Newport Petroleum, Northrock Resources Ltd., Nova Gas Transmission Ltd., Anderson Oil & Gas Inc., Norcen Energy Resources Inc., Elk Point Resources Inc., Talisman Energy Inc., Enron Oil Canada Ltd., Union Pacific Inc., Canadian Occidental, Alliance Pipeline, Penn West Petroleum Ltd., Magin Energy, Rife Resources Ltd., Venator Petroleum Company, Encounter Energy, Focus Surveys Ltd., Forte Energy Ltd., Search Energy Corp., Suncor Energy Inc., Anadarko, Petrostar Petroleum, Gardiner Oil & Gas, Canada Crude Separators, Mark Resources, Inverness Energy, Paloma Petroleum, J.M. Huber Corp., Stampeder Exploration, Gulf Canada, Alberta Gas Trunk Line, and Imperial Oil.|
|Series 311.03||Land and Property Management. — 1937-2006. — 12 blueprints.The series consists of a file on the Pipestone Creek ferry. The file includes a 2005-2006 grant application to the Alberta Historic Resources Foundation, supporting documentation including copies of newspaper clippings (ca. 1945-46), photographs, Pipestone Park pamphlet (1982), twelve architectural drawings for a 48 foot ferry (1972), a recreation lease (2003), and associated correspondence (2005).|
|Series 311.04||Cemetery Management. — 1937-2006. — 11 cm of textual records. — 16 photographs. — 17 negatives.The sub-series consists of a variety of historical and research notes, occasional correspondence, land titles information, and death and burial registers for the Bear Creek, Beaverlodge River Mennonite, Brainard, Clairmont Mennonite, Emerson Trail, Glen Leslie, Norden (La Glace), Lake Saskatoon and St. Andrew’s, Scenic Heights, “Sharon” Mennonite (Beaverlodge), Sunset Ranch, Teepee Creek, Pipestone Creek, and Valhalla Centre Cemeteries. The files also include photographic images of Bear Creek Cemetery, Clairmont Mennonite Cemetery, and the Village of Lake Saskatoon. The files have been arranged by the Archivist in alphabetical order by cemetery name.|