Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Tropic (Utah)

24353--Council minutes
24354--Audit reports
24385--Ordinances

AGENCY: Tropic (Utah)

SERIES: 24353
TITLE: Council minutes
DATES: 1902-1923,1932-1942,1954-1959,1974-1984,1988-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: These are the minutes of regular, special, and emergency meetings of official municipal committees, boards, and task forces. UCA 52-4-7(1) (2009) requires that written minutes be kept of all open meetings. These minutes shall include: "the date, time and place of the meeting; the names of members present and absent; the substance of all matters proposed, discussed, or decided, and a record, by individual member, of votes taken; the names of all citizens who appeared and the substance in brief of their testimony; and any other information that any member requests be entered in the minutes." Minutes are also required to be kept for all closed meetings in accordance with UCA 52-4-7(2) (2010) and to include: "the date, time and place of the meeting; the names of all others present except when such disclosure would infringe on the confidence necessary to fulfill the original purpose of closing the meeting." They may also include an official agenda.

RETENTION

Retain permanently

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 1, Item 13.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Tropic (Utah)

SERIES: 24354
TITLE: Audit reports
DATES: 1997-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: These are reports prepared by external auditors examining and verifying the municipality's financial activities for the year. "The audit required for any fiscal year shall be completed within six calendar months after the close of the fiscal year" (UCA 51-2-2 (1997)). The audit is required to include "the financial statements; the auditor's opinion on the financial statements; a statement by the auditor expressing positive assurance of compliance with state fiscal laws identified by the state auditor; a copy of the auditor's letter to management that identified any material weaknesses in internal controls discovered by the auditor, and other financial issues related to the expenditure of funds received from federal, state, or local governments to be considered by management; and management's response to the specific recommendations" (UCA 51-2-3(1)(a) (1997)).

RETENTION

Retain permanently

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Fiscal Historical

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 5, Item 5.

Audit reports may be used during the next audit cycle to monitor compliance with internal control program recommendations. They document agency functions and have research value.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Tropic (Utah)

SERIES: 24385
TITLE: Ordinances
DATES: 1984-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by subject

DESCRIPTION: These books contain the legislative action of city council to regulate, require, prohibit, govern, control, or supervise any activity, business, conduct, or condition authorized by UCA 10-3-701 to 715 (1997). An ordinance includes a number, a title, preamble, an ordaining clause, the body or subject of ordinance, when applicable, penalty of violation, effective date, signature of mayor or acting mayor, and municipal seal.

RETENTION

Retain permanently.

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 18, Item 19.

Ordinances have legal value because they are municipal laws. They have historical value because ongoing ordinances document changes to the law over time.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public