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Nanaimo Court of Revision fonds
Nanaimo Court of Revision fonds [textual record]. -- 1889 -1969.
8 cm of textual records

The City Council acted as the local Court of Revision. It was the Court of First Appeal for property assessment, and dealt with complaints and investigated the assessment roll for its fairness and equity. If the individuals were not satisfied with the Court's decision, their second appeal would be heard by the County Judge. It also deliberated on the revision of voters' lists and the assessment of local improvements. In 1969, the Court of Revision became known as the Board of Variance.

The records were transferred to the City Hall Vault on an unknown date. In 1992, the minutes were transferred to the Nanaimo Community Archives.

Fonds consists correspondence and minutes of the regular meetings of the municipal Court of Revision.

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Series descriptions available.

Series 1.

Correspondence [textual record]. -- 1940-1974.
33 files

Series consists of the correspondence of the Court of Revision and, later, the Board of Variance, arranged by year.
Title based on the contents of the series.

Series 2.

Minutes [textual record]. -- 1891-1979.
2 v.

Series consists of minutes which record appeals regarding tax assessments and revisions to voters' lists. One volume (1891-1949) also records the minutes of the Board of Appeal (1937-1948). Another volume (1949-1969) also contains the minutes of the Board of Health, Market Committee, Board of Appeal, Waterworks Committee, Public Hearings, Board of Variance and the Zoning Board of Appeal.
Title based on contents of the series.
Volume is deteriorated and very brittle.
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