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Positions in Woodlands Municipality

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In December 1905 the newly settled lots along the colonization road NW of Norris Lake (sections 25-36 in township 16 1 W, all of township 17 ranges 1 and 2W lying to the east of Shoal Lake and all of township 18 ranges 1 and 2W) came under the administration of Woodlands as an additional part of Ward 6 and then as a new ward 7 in December 1909.  In 1906 Woodlands created the Cossette School Division on land provided by Leon Cossette.  From 1905 until 1913 when the NW portion of the area became part of the new Armstrong Municipality the LaPortes and Cossettes would hold various appointed and elected positions. 
 
Woodlands Municipality local authority elected positions by year for the Inwood area
 
The area included the communities of Inwood (known as Union Prairie in 1909), Loch Monar and Sandridge.  William Cossette was elected as the Municipal Counsellor for Ward 6 from 1906 to 1908 and for the new Ward 7 from 1909 to 1917.
 
 
Cossette School Division in Woodlands Municipality
 
The founding meeting of the Cossette School District Board of Trustees was held on June 13, 1907.  The meeting Chairman was Charles Verscheure and the meeting Secretary was Bill Cossette.  The meeting elected Charles Verscheure, Ernest Laporte and Bill Cossette to be the first school trustees for the new district.  Verscheure was chosen to be their Chairman and Cossette to be the Secretary Treasurer for the coming year.
 
 

Woodlands Municipality local authority appointments by year (1905-1917)

 

The Path Master position (1905) which was divided up into five Road Overseers positions from 1906 were responsible for the upkeep of all municipal roads within their small zone.  They could require residents in their zone to put in set numbers of hours of work to maintain the roads.  They were also responsible for the control of noxious weeds along their roadways.

 

Pound Keepers were responsible for seizing livestock running at large and collecting fines from people when they reclaimed the animals.

 

Constables were appointed to administer municipal law and to support the legal position of the Road Overseers and Pound Keepers.

 

The Road Commissioner position was created in 1910 to be responsible for the entire area and to maintain the roads by issuing contracts for repairs.  The Zone Road Overseers were then eliminated.

 

Road Overseer Zones

 

Zone 40 from 1909-1917

SE ¼ Sect. 17 1W

 

Zone 42 from 1905-1906 and 1909-1917 (was Zone 40 in 1907-1908)                   

Sect. 1,2,11-14,20-36 T17 1W

 

Zone 43 from 1905-1906 and 1909-1917 (was Zone 42 in 1907-1908)

Sect. 1-5,8-17 T18 1W

 

Zone 44 from 1905-1906 and 1909-1917 (was Zone 43 in 1907-1908)

Sect. 20-29,32-36 T18 1W

 

Zone 45 from 1905-1906 and 1909-1917 (was Zone 44 in 1907-1908)

Sect. 6,7,18 T18 1W

 

Zone 46 from 1905-1906 and 1909-1917 (was Zone 45 in 1907-1908)

Sect. 19, 30, 31 T18 1W

 

The Municipality of Woodlands Appointments from 1905 to 1917

1905         Path Master                         Bill Cossette

                Pound Keeper                      Bill Cossette

 

1906         Pound Keeper                       Bill Cossette

Road Overseer Zone 42         Bill Cossette

Road Overseer Zone 43         Telesphore Laporte

Road Overseer Zone 44         Peter Pepin

Road Overseer Zone 45         Andrew Skogan

Road Overseer Zone 46         Frank Decoteaux

 

1907         Pound Keeper                      Bill Cossette

Road Overseer Zone 40         Bill Cossette

Road Overseer Zone 42         Telesphore Laporte

Road Overseer Zone 43         Peter Pepin

Road Overseer Zone 44         Andrew Skogan

Road Overseer Zone 45         Gus Warner

                       

1908         Pound Keepers                     A.J. Kaiser, John Torske, Wm. Warner, Paul Chartrand

                Constables Ward 6               J. Currie, A. J. Kaiser

Road Overseer Zone 40         A.J. Kaiser

Road Overseer Zone 42         E. Thuland

Road Overseer Zone 43         Martin Kvamsaas

Road Overseer Zone 44         Lars Skogan

Road Overseer Zone 45         E. Plante

 

(Ward 6 was T 17,18 of 1W)

 

1909         Pound Keepers                     J. Billson, John Torske, A. Lemoine, Bert Sigurdson

                Constables Ward 6                E. E. Thuland, C. Overton, J. Currie

                Road Commissioner Ward 6   Bill Cossette

Road Overseer Zone 40         John Billson

Road Overseer Zone 42         A. Glemas

Road Overseer Zone 43         E. K. Thuland

Road Overseer Zone 44         Martin Kvamsaas

Road Overseer Zone 45         Lars Skogan

Road Overseer Zone 46         E. Plante

 

1910         Pound Keepers                       J. Billson, Ernest Laporte, Eph. Rondeau, Bert Sigurdson, H. Stafford

                Constables Ward 6                 J. McMasters, J. Currie

                Constables Ward 7                 Alex Latourelle

                Road Commissioner Ward 7  Bill Cossette

Road Overseers                     positions eliminated

 

 

1911          Pound Keepers                       J. Billson, Ernest Laporte, Eph. Rondeau, Bert Sigurdson, H. Stafford

                 Constables Ward 6                 J. McMasters, J. Currie

                 Constables Ward 7                 Alex Latourelle

                 Road Commissioner Ward 7     Bill Cossette, Oliver Benson

 

1912           Pound Keepers                       J. Billson, Eph. Rondeau, Bert Sigurdson, Henry Stafford,  Ernest Laporte

                   Constables Ward 7                 Alex Latourelle, Leon Cossette

                   Road Commissioner Ward 7     Bill Cossette

 

1913-14       Pound Keepers                       J. Billson, Eph. Rondeau, Bert Sigurdson, Henry Stafford, P. Adolphsen

                   Constables Ward 7                 Leon Cossette

                   Road Commissioner Ward 7     Bill Cossette

 

1915            Pound Keepers                       J. Billson, Eph. Rondeau, Bert Sigurdson, Henry Stafford, P. Adolphsen

                   Constables Ward 7                 none  (so the previous appointments stayed in place?)

                   Road Commissioner Ward 7     Bill Cossette, P. Martinson

 

1916             Pound Keepers                       J. Billson, Eph. Rondeau, Bert Sigurdson, Henry Stafford, P. Adolphsen

                    Constable Ward 7                  Alex Latourelle

                    Road Commissioner Ward 7     Bill Cossette

 

1917             Pound Keepers                       J. Billson, J. Bernard, Henry Stafford, P. Adolphsen

                    Constables Ward 7                 Alex Latourelle

                    Road Commissioner Ward 7     Bill Cossette, C. Ward

 

 

 

 Ward 7

 
 
 
 
 

This site was last updated 05/31/21