City of Calgary. Engineering and Environmental Services Department

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City of Calgary. Engineering and Environmental Services Department

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Almost from its beginning, Calgary recognized the necessity of professional engineering services in the development of its infrastructure. Late in 1884 the Town Council advertised for a "Town Engineer and Architect" and on May 20, 1885 Edward McCroskie was appointed "for the present year". Apparently he was retained as a consultant rather than hired as a salaried employee. In 1887 his contract was renewed, and he was to be paid at a rate of 2 1/2 % of the value of the architectural projects he supervised. In the early years, the Town Engineer designed public buildings and structures, surveyed lands, and supervised projects as instructed by Council. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Engineering and Environmental Services Department administrative history, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.


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