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Charles R. Shaw House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7725 4th Street
Description
The Charles R. Shaw House is a one and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame late Victorian era residence, located on the grounds of the Normanna Rest Home development in East Burnaby, near its original location on this site. Originally a modest vernacular Victorian structure, it has been enlarg…
Associated Dates
1891
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Charles R. & Mary Shaw House
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Charles R. & Mary Shaw House
Civic Address
7725 4th Street
Associated Dates
1891
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10739
Enactment Date
06/04/1998
Description
The Charles R. Shaw House is a one and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame late Victorian era residence, located on the grounds of the Normanna Rest Home development in East Burnaby, near its original location on this site. Originally a modest vernacular Victorian structure, it has been enlarged and embellished through later additions.
Heritage Value
The Shaw House is one of the oldest surviving houses in Burnaby, and is valued as a representation of a typical vernacular pioneer house in Burnaby, and a rare survivor from the late Victorian era. The original portion of the house displays a simplicity of form and detail consistent with early local construction, while the later additions display a more sophisticated approach. Originally built in 1891, this house is valued for its association with first owner, Charles R. Shaw (1834-1916) and Mary D. Shaw (1848-1897), one of Burnaby’s earliest settlers. Born in England, Shaw immigrated to Toronto in 1869, and relocated to New Westminster in 1889, where he worked as an employee of the Mechanic's Mill Company, an early woodworking plant. After moving to Burnaby, he was unanimously elected by acclamation as first reeve (mayor) of the new municipality in 1892. In 1894, Shaw sold his house and farm and moved his family to Kamloops due to his wife Mary's failing health. After Mary died in 1897, the Shaw family returned to Toronto. The Shaw House is additionally valued for its association with a later owner, James Brookes (1884-1953), founder of James Brookes Woodworking Ltd., a mill that was a major employer in East Burnaby. Brookes bought and renovated the house in 1917. In 1927, he built a much larger house on the property (now demolished), and the original house was moved to the corner of the property to serve as a gardener's cottage for Brookes' estate. The additions made to the house at this time employed sash and milled products produced by the Brookes plant. Although altered, this Victorian era residence remains largely intact, with Brookes’s later additions.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Shaw House include its: - modest vernacular residential form, scale and massing, as exemplified by its one and one-half storey plus basement height, front gabled roof, shed roofed verandah and asymmetrical plan - asymmetrical front entrance - cladding: horizontal wooden drop siding on the original portion of the house; cedar shingles on additions; decorative octagonal cedar shingles in the front gable; original decorated bargeboards at front, with cut-out details - later renovations to the front verandah and side addition which resulted in a partially glazed porch entrance and addition with large window assemblies - square verandah columns - irregular fenestration: double-hung wooden-sash windows in a variety of configurations such as 6-over-1 and 4-over-1 windows in the original portion of the house, 12-over-1 windows, and one 24-over-1 window in the front addition - small window at front entry - fifteen-pane French front entry door - internal red brick chimney with corbelled cap
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Person
Charles R. Shaw
Mary Shaw
James Brookes
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
003-253-848
Boundaries
The Shaw House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 7725 Fourth Street (legal address), Burnaby
Area
9199.27
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Name Access
Shaw, Charles R
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7979 12th Avenue
Burnaby - 7725 4th Street
Burnaby - 7966 13th Avenue
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Charles R. Shaw House Heritage Building and Interpretive Plaques

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
90313
Meeting Date
13-Feb-2012
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Report ID
90313
Meeting Date
13-Feb-2012
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Charles R. Shaw House - 7979 12th Avenue (Normanna Rest Home Site) - Preliminary Plan Approval #11884

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61317
Meeting Date
9-Mar-1998
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
8
Item No.
5
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
61317
Meeting Date
9-Mar-1998
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Manager's Report No.
8
Item No.
5
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Bylaw Number: 10739 - Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw 1998

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
10739
Final Adoption
1998 Apr 06
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  1 Document  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
10739
Final Adoption
1998 Apr 06
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892 (date of original), copied [1995]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 12.0 cm print
Item No.
126-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph (mounted and titled) of Charles R. Shaw, who served as the first Reeve of Burnaby in 1892.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892 (date of original), copied [1995]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
126-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 12.0 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph (mounted and titled) of Charles R. Shaw, who served as the first Reeve of Burnaby in 1892.
Subjects
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Shaw, Charles R "Chas"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 9 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
008-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's first Council members on the steps of Sample's Boarding House, 6850 Beresford Street, near Griffiths Avenue and Kingsway. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
008-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 9 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's first Council members on the steps of Sample's Boarding House, 6850 Beresford Street, near Griffiths Avenue and Kingsway. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Brenchley, William
Haszard, Arthur de Windt
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
McDermott, William
Philip, Alex
Shaw, Charles R "Chas"
Woolard, John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Beresford Street
Burnaby - 6850 Beresford Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
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Burnaby's First Municipal Council

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 13.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-901
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first meeting of Burnaby Council, taken at the Sample Boarding House. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-901
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 13.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first meeting of Burnaby Council, taken at the Sample Boarding House. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Occupations - City Clerks
Names
Brenchley, William
Haszard, Arthur de Windt
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
McDermott, William
Philip, Alex
Shaw, Charles R "Chas"
Woolard, John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part II: 1901-1910
a little north of Kingsway near Sussex Avenue, and in the grounds of Mr. Eber Stride at Edmonds. On Burnaby's first municipal election in 1893: U At the election in January, 1893, N.C. Schou was chosen reeve by acclamation to succeed first reeve Charles R. Shaw (who presided over Burnaby's
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part II: 1901-1910
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
COUNCIL OF BURNABY L. to R.—L. Claude Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip, (Clerk), Charles R. Shaw, (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur De WInd't Haszard The North Road was, up to about 1886, the main road to the Inlet from New Westminster, and in reasonably passable shape. It was
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
in all spread over quite an age range. Mrs. Burgess's signature appears on the incorporation petition assembled in 1891. Other names include J.C. Brown, Claude Hill, N.C. Schou, John Wiggis, J.C. Alexander, Charles F. Sprott, Charles R. Shaw, Arthur de Windt Haszard, Alexander Philip, William
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
with Reeve Charles R. Shaw and fellow councillors William Brenchley, Arthur deWindt Haszard, William McDermott and John Woolard. He served four terms in all. While Bernard Hill was also elected to four council terms and was instrumental in setting out an agreement with the B.C. Electric Railway for
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 13

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
held to select a provisional council to hold office until the end of the year. Elected by acclamation, thus saving the casting of ballots, were Charles R. Shaw as Reeve with Councillors William Brenchley, Arthur De Windt Haszard, L. Qaude Hill, William McDermott and John Woolard. On November 25
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
is located on the grounds ot the Normonno Rest Home development in East Burnaby, near its original location on this site. The original portion ot the house was originally built in 1891 tor Charles R. Shaw (1834-1916) and Mary D. Shaw (1848-1897), some ot Burnaby’s earliest settlers. Born in
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
130m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by City Council and the Office of the City Clerk. The fonds is organized into the following series: Council minutes and agendas; Council Committee records; Bylaws; Contracts and Agreements; Election records; Zoning and Rezoni…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892-2012
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Physical Description
130m of textual records and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by City Council and the Office of the City Clerk. The fonds is organized into the following series: Council minutes and agendas; Council Committee records; Bylaws; Contracts and Agreements; Election records; Zoning and Rezoning records; and Clerk’s Department files.
History/Biography
The City of Burnaby covers an area of approximately 98 square kilometers between the cities of Vancouver to the west, and Coquitlam and New Westminster to the east, Burrard Inlet to the north, and the Fraser River to the south. The municipality derived its name from Robert Burnaby, a prominent businessman and advisor to Sir James Douglas, the first Governor of the Crown Colony of British Columbia. Burnaby’s early development was closely tied to the development of the City of New Westminster. New Westminster became British Columbia’s capital in 1859, the year after the British Government proclaimed the establishment of British Columbia. Shortly thereafter, the Royal Engineers began exploring Burnaby to establish military defenses and secure natural resources. This involved the construction of a road linking New Westminster to Burrard Inlet for military purposes, which is present-day North Road. At this time, individuals and families began settling in Burnaby and were largely involved in agricultural and logging activities. Burnaby developed slowly until 1887, when the Canadian Pacific Railway was extended into Vancouver from the Port Moody terminal, causing a dramatic increase in traffic between New Westminster and Vancouver. To meet the new transportation demands, a tramline was built in 1891 connecting the two urban centers along what is now Kingsway. The creation and location of the tramline induced property owners to begin subdividing and selling their lands as early as October 1891. The property taxes the roughly 200 residents paid at this time went directly to the provincial government in Victoria. No local services were provided in turn, which prompted the formation of a committee to petition the provincial government for a municipal charter. As a result, the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was incorporated by letters patent on September 22, 1892. Burnaby’s first Council was elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892 and consisted of Reeve Charles R. Shaw and councillors William Brenchley, Arthur De Windt Hazard, L. Claude Hill, William McDermott, and John Woolard.* The first formal Council election was conducted three months later. Nicolai Shou became the first elected reeve of Burnaby by ballot. Council met at various locations, including the tramline’s power house, private homes, and offices until the first municipal hall was built at Kingsway and Edmonds in 1899. Council is ultimately responsible for the government of the City of Burnaby. The Mayor (formally called “Reeve” prior to 1968) and Council are elected by the residents of Burnaby to represent them in decisions with respect to the provision of public services and facilities. Additionally, the Mayor represents the citizens of Burnaby at various public functions and events. Burnaby was without Council representation during most of the Great Depression and part of the Second World War. Council was disbanded on December 31, 1932 as a result of financial difficulties. The Provincial Government appointed a Commissioner to take over the duties of Reeve and Council beginning in 1933. This system of government was retained until January 1943, when Burnaby residents could once again elect their local government officials. The following individuals have served as Mayor (or Reeve) of Burnaby: Reeves and Mayors: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Schou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 John W. Weart 1911-1912 Duncan C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 Thomas Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 William L. Burdick 1929 William A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorley 1954-1957 Alan H. Emmott 1958-1968 Robert W. Prittie 1969-1973 Thomas W. Constable 1973-1979 David M. Mercier 1979-1981 William A. Lewarne 1981-1987 William J. Copeland 1987-1996 Douglas P. Drummond 1996-2002 Derek R. Corrigan 2002-Present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: Commissioners: John Bennett 1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R.S. Gilchrist 1941-1942* B.C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner. Closely associated with the functions of Council is the City Clerk. The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the statutory duties of the municipal clerk including the preparation and preservation of all minutes books and records of Council business, custody of City bylaws, administrative support to Council and its Committees, preparation of Council and Committee agendas and the conduct of local government elections. The Clerk’s Office is the communications link between Council and other City Departments and the general public, and provides assistance and advice to citizens with respect to Council and Council Committee processes, reporting procedures and decisions. At the time of Burnaby’s incorporation in 1892, the municipal Clerk had the responsibility to attend all meetings of Council, keep all records of Council, prepare and alter voters’ lists, conduct Council elections, collect revenue, as well as having the responsibility to prepare balance sheets and audits. An advertisement in a local newspaper for the appointment of the Clerk dated February 1, 1905 states the “united offices of clerk, collector and assessor” receive a salary of $65.00 per month. Originally the treasurer, assessor and records manager for the corporation, the Clerk eventually became the municipal Council liaison. The primary functions of the City Clerk over time have been the keeping of minutes for the meetings of City Council and related bodies; keeping the records of the City of Burnaby as required by the Local Government Act (formally Municipal Act); keeping all records related to City Council decision making; carrying out correspondence on behalf of Council; assembling voters’ lists and carrying out elections; providing communication, information, and public relations services, including responsibility for civic ceremonies/events, and the municipal archives. The following individuals have served as City Clerk: Alexander Philip 1892 – 1894 Alfred Smither 1894 – 1899 F.J.H. Shirley 1899 – 1901 Arthur De Windt Haszard 1901 – 1902 Walter J. Walker 1902 – 1905 Benjamin George Walker 1905 – 1908 Charles Thomas Saunders 1908 – 1911 W.M. Griffiths 1911 – 1912 Arthur G. Moore 1912 – 1933 Charles Boyer Brown 1933 – 1959 John H. Shaw 1959 – 1973* James Hudson 1974 – 1984 Charles A. Turpin 1984 – 1995 Debbie R. Comis 1995 – 2011 Anne Skipsey (Acting) 2011 - 2012 Maryann Manuel (Acting) 2012 - 2014 Dennis Back 2014 - present *Deputy City Clerk T. Ward took over many of the Clerk’s duties from 1972 to 1973 due to Shaw’s ill health during these years.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek Corrigan (2002-present). The fonds consists of the following series: Sister Cities files; Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files; City Council and Council Committees files; Pioneer Tales files; and Mayor’s Office files.
History/Biography
On September 22, 1892 the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was established by letters patent. An integral component of this incorporation was the creation of the office of the Reeve (later called Mayor). The Reeve was to serve as the Head and Chief Executive Officer of Burnaby and was to lead the City Council in the governing of the Corporation. Burnaby’s first Reeve and Council were elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892, with formal elections held by ballot three months later. From 1893 until 1977 the Reeve and Council were elected for one-year terms, but the practice of annual elections was abandoned in favour of two-year terms in 1977. The current practice of holding elections every three years was begun in 1987. Elections of Reeve and Council were suspended altogether in 1933, however, as a financial crisis in the Corporation resulted in the Province intervening and assuming control of the local government. For ten years, Commissioners were appointed by the Provincial Government to manage the affairs of the Municipality, but by January 1943, the situation had been remedied and local elections were once again held. From 1892 until 1968 the Chief Executive Officer in Burnaby was known as “Reeve” but this nomenclature changed with revisions to the Local Government Act in the latter part of the Twentieth Century. In 1968, the Province altered the Act and abolished the practice of assigning different titles to the members of Council based on Municipal Classification and introduced "Mayor" and "Alderman" as terms applicable in all Municipalities not just those of a certain size or with a certain number of citizens. From that point on, the CEO of Burnaby has been referred to as the Mayor of the City. Despite these changes in election procedures, naming protocols, and the disruption caused by the financial crisis in the 1930s and 1940s, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor have remained relatively stable throughout the years. As Head and Chief Executive Officer of the City, the Mayor is responsible for ensuring that the principles of law and good government are enforced in Burnaby. This includes the task of overseeing the conduct of officers and employees and directing the management of municipal business and affairs as well as chairing the meetings of Council and appointing Council Committee members. The Mayor is also charged with the duty of representing the City at public functions, in meetings with visiting dignitaries, and in participating in local community and fundraising events. Initially, the Municipal Clerk assisted the Mayor in his work by handling most correspondence and clerical tasks of the office. Today, however, the Mayor’s office retains its own administrative staff who are responsible for facilitating all schedules and arrangements for the Mayor along with coordinating his/her internal and external contacts and events. The following individuals have served as Reeve or Mayor of Burnaby: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Shou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 J. W. Weart 1911-1912 D. C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 T. Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 W. L. Burdick 1929 W. A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorely 1954-1957 Alan H. Emmott 1958-1968 Robert W. Prittie 1969-1973 Thomas W. Constable 1973-1979 David M. Mercier 1979-1981 William A. Lewarne 1981-1987 William J. Copeland 1987-1996 Douglas P. Drummond 1996-2002 Derek Corrigan 2002-present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: John Bennett 1932-1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R. S. Gilchrist 1941* B. C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner.
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