Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Howell (Utah)

22258--Council minutes
22259--General ledgers
22260--Accounts payable
22261--Annual financial reports
22262--City charter
22263--Bank statements
22264--Audit reports
22266--Cemetery lot books/files
22270--Resolutions and ordinances
25254--General Plan
25255--Zoning regulations
25256--Audit reports
25257--Ordinances and resolutions
25259--Cemetery records
25260--Council minutes

AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22258
TITLE: Council minutes
DATES: 1941-1981,1983-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by year
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.30 cubic feet.

DESCRIPTION: These minutes are the official record of the proceedings of regularly scheduled, special and emergency council meetings. They are adopted and approved by the council during their next public meeting. The minutes include the date, time, and meeting place; members present and absent; "the substance of all matters proposed, discussed, or decided, and record, by individual member, of votes taken; the names of citizens who appeared and the substance in brief of their testimony; any other information that any member requests be entered in the minutes" in accordance with UCA 52-4-7 (1997). These minutes are taken from the time Howell Town was incorporated to the present. They are the minutes of town meetings usually held monthly.

RETENTION

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 Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 18, Item 23.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public. UCA 52-4-7(3) (2008)

SECONDARY DESIGNATION

Protected. UCA 63G-2-305(32) (2008)


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22259
TITLE: General ledgers
DATES: 1958-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.30 cubic feet.

DESCRIPTION: These are summaries showing the amount of receipts and disbursements of each department of the municipality. They may also include documentation from subsidiary ledgers to general ledger and accounting adjustments in the form of general entries.

RETENTION

Retain 10 years.

DISPOSITION

Destroy.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office for 10 years and then destroy.

APPRAISAL

Fiscal Historical

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 5, Item 12.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22260
TITLE: Accounts payable
DATES: 1982-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by year, thereunder by month
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.10 cubic feet.

DESCRIPTION: These records are used to pay municipal bills. They include copies of checks, invoices, purchase orders, and receiving reports. May also include correspondence with vendors and computer printouts.

RETENTION

Retain 4 years.

DISPOSITION

Destroy.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office for 4 years and then destroy.

APPRAISAL

Fiscal

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 5, Item 1.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22261
TITLE: Annual financial reports
DATES: 1975-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.20 cubic feet.

DESCRIPTION: These are statistical reports on the financial affairs of the entire municipality. "Within 180 days after the close of each fiscal year the city recorder or other delegated person shall present to the governing body an annual financial report prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, as prescribed in the Uniform Accounting Manual for Utah cities (UCA 10-6-150 (1997)). "Copies of the annual financial report....shall be filed with the state auditor and shall be filed as a public document in the office of the city recorder" (UCA 10-6-150 (1997)).

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently and then microfilm.

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

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Fiscal Historical

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 5, Item 4.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22262
TITLE: City charter
DATES: 1941-1941
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical

DESCRIPTION: These files contain the constitution, bylaws and all amendments to city charters approved by the State Legislature (Constitution of Utah, Article XI, Section 5).

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently and then microfilm.

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

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Historical

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 18, Item 4.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22263
TITLE: Bank statements
DATES: 1990-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by year, thereunder by month
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.10 cubic feet.

DESCRIPTION: These are monthly statements showing the amount of money on deposit to the credit of the municipality showing date, name of bank, total deposit, withdrawals, and cash balance with interest on daily bank balances. These statements are for the general checking account, water account and general savings account.

RETENTION

Retain 4 years.

DISPOSITION

Destroy.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office for 4 years and then destroy.

APPRAISAL

Fiscal

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 5, Item 7.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22264
TITLE: Audit reports
DATES: 1975-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by year
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.20 cubic feet.

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

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently and then microfilm.

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

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. UCA 51-2-3(3) (2008)


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22266
TITLE: Cemetery lot books/files
DATES: 1984-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by name, thereunder by plot and lot
ANNUAL ACCUMULATION: 0.10 cubic feet.

DESCRIPTION: These books or files contain the exact location of all persons buried in the cemetery. They include plot, lot, grave location, and lot ownership record. Also birth and death date.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently and then microfilm.

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

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 17, Item 6.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 22270
TITLE: Resolutions and ordinances
DATES:
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: These are formal statements of a decision, or expression of opinion put before or adopted by the city council. They may perform the same function as an ordinance. Resolutions may include the following: establishing water and sewer rates, charges for garbage collection and fees charged for municipal services, establishing policies and guidelines, and regulating the use and operation of municipal property (UCA 10-3-717 (1997)).

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office permanently and then microfilm.

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

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 18, Item 22.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 25254
TITLE: General Plan
DATES: 2000-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: These are comprehensive plans for municipal development adopted by the city commission. "Each municipality shall prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-range general plan for present and future needs of the municipality; and growth and development of all or any part of the land within the municipality" (UCA 10-9a-401(1) (2005)). "The planning commission shall make and recommend to the [city commission] a proposed general plan for the area within the municipality" (UCA 10-9a-403(1)(b) (2012)). The plans serve as a guide for decision-making on rezoning and other planning proposals and as the goals and policies of municipalities attempting to guide land use in local jurisdictions. The plans include "planning commission's recommendations for the development of the territory covered by the plan, and may include, among other things: (a) a land use element; (b) a transportation and circulation element; (c) an environmental element; (d) a public service and facilities element; (e) a rehabilit ation, redevelopment, and conservation element; (f) an economic element; (g) recommendations for implementing the plan, including the use of zoning ordinances, subdivision ordinances, capital improvement plans, and other appropriate actions; and any other elements that the municipality considers appropriate" (UCA 10-91-403 (3) (2012)). The plan may also include maps, plats, and charts.

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

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 20, Item 8.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 25255
TITLE: Zoning regulations
DATES: 2002-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: These "land use and development" ordinances provide standards for development for "land use and development" within the municipality. They have been approved by both the planning commission and the city commission. "The planning commission shall prepare and recommend to the [city commission] a proposed zoning ordinance and maps . . . The [city commission] shall hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning ordinance . . . After public hearing, the [city commission] may (a) adopt the ordinance as proposed; (b) amend zoning ordinance and adopt or reject the zoning ordinance as amended; or (c) reject the ordinance" UCA 10-9a-404 (2005)).

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 20, Item 13.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 25256
TITLE: Audit reports
DATES: 1943-
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 after being microfilmed.

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: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 25257
TITLE: Ordinances and resolutions
DATES: 1943-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

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


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 25259
TITLE: Cemetery records
DATES: 1995-
ARRANGEMENT: Chrononolgical

DESCRIPTION: These books or files contain the exact location of all persons buried in the cemetery. They include plot, lot, grave location, and lot ownership record.

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

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 17, Item 6.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Howell (Utah)

SERIES: 25260
TITLE: Council minutes
DATES: 1941-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: These minutes are the official record of the proceedings of regularly scheduled, special and emergency council meetings. They are adopted and approved by the council during their next public meeting. The minutes include the date, time, and meeting place; members present and absent; "the substance of all matters proposed, discussed, or decided, and record, by individual member, of votes taken; the names of citizens who appeared and the substance in brief of their testimony; any other information that any member requests be entered in the minutes" in accordance with UCA 52-4-7 (1997). These minutes also include some planning commission minutes of the town of Howell.

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

This disposition is based on Utah Municipal General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 18, Item 23.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public