Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Summit County (Utah). County Commission

83858--Minutes
25224--Publications

AGENCY: Summit County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 83858
TITLE: Minutes
DATES: 1861-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date of meeting.

DESCRIPTION: These minutes record the actions of the county commission (known before statehood as the county court), the governing body of the county. The court managed all county business and county property including auditing all claims, appropriating money for salaries and authorizing the purchase of supplies and services. The court allocated water rights, timber rights, herdgrounds, and mill sites; supervised the lay out of roads and bridges; and oversaw the erection of public buildings. Members levied property taxes for county purposes and after 1878 served as a board of equalization. They created election precincts, road districts, school districts, and by 1871, irrigation districts and appointed superintendents of such districts. The court provided for elections, appointed other officials, and accepted official bonds; bond lists appear at the end of the first two volumes. The court provided for the maintenance of the indigent, insane, and incapacitated. They provided for the health and safety of their constituents. They regulated fences, created estray pounds, and were in charge of fisheries. They authorized liquor licenses, and by 1884, general business licenses. All these activities are noted in the minutes.

RETENTION

Retain Archives custody.

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

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

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

APPRAISAL

Administrative Fiscal Historical Legal

This disposition is based on the value of the series as the legal record for the county, probably the best single source of historical information on official activities (building, bonding, employees, voting, licensing, taxing, zoning, etc.)

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Summit County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 25224
TITLE: Publications
DATES: 1965-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by year.

DESCRIPTION: These are pamphlets, leaflets, studies, proposals and similar material printed by or for Summit County or any of its departments, subdivisions or programs, and made available to the public, or the last manuscript report if not published. Holdings include "An Analysis of School Consolidation Needs in Summit County" (1965), "Master Plan 1965-1980", "Kamas Valley Soil Conservation District Program" (1973), and "Snyderville Basin Sewer Improvement District Environment Assessment" (1975).

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

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

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

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 1, Item 22.

These records serve to document the history of the agency and to inform the public of the agency's services and programs.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public