Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Sevier County (Utah). County Commission

84228--Minutes
26357--Resolutions
25223--Publications
24267--Ordinances
5916--Zoning maps

AGENCY: Sevier County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 84228
TITLE: Minutes
DATES: i 1865-
ARRANGEMENT: The series is arranged chronologically by date of meeting. Volumes are labeled alphabetically, starting over in 1901.

DESCRIPTION: These minute books record the actions of the county commission, the governing body of the county. The commission (known during the territorial period as the county court) was authorized to manage all county business and property. This includes budgeting and auditing; use of county lands; districting for schools, roads, voting, drainage, etc.; taxing, specifically acting as an ex-officio board of equalization; business licensing; arranging for the construction of roads, public buildings, etc.; contracting for services; supervising the conduct and payment of all county personnel; providing for basic health care, public safety, and care of the indigent; canvassing election returns and appointing certain officials; and incorporating municipalities.

RETENTION

Retain permanent

DISPOSITION

Retain in agency custody.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Paper: Retain in Office permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

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

Microfiche 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: Sevier County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 26357
TITLE: Resolutions
DATES: 1989-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date passed

DESCRIPTION: These are formal statements of decisions or expressions of opinion adopted by the county commission. They perform the same function as an ordinance. The county clerk is required to "make full entries of all [county commission] resolutions" (UCA 17-5-209 [1995]). The most commonly adopted resolutions include the following: adoption of county budgets, sale of industrial bonds, and creation of special improvement districts.

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 State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 14, Item 35.

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

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Sevier County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 25223
TITLE: Publications
DATES: 1969-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by year

DESCRIPTION: These are pamphlets, leaflets, studies, proposals and similar material printed by or for Sevier 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 "Comprehensive Report on Water & Sewer for Sevier County Utah" (1969) by Call Engineering and "Overall Economic Development Program" (1970).

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

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

APPRAISAL

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


AGENCY: Sevier County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 24267
TITLE: Ordinances
DATES: 1896-
ARRANGEMENT: Numerical by ordinance number, numbers assigned chronologically

DESCRIPTION: These records document the legislative action of the county commissioners. The county commission may "pass all ordinances and rules and make all regulations, not repugnant to law, necessary for carrying into effort or discharging the powers and duties" of their office (UCA 17-5-263 (1995)). The county clerk is required "to authenticate with his signature and the seal of the county clerk all ordinances or laws passed by the board and record the same at length in the ordinance book" (UCA 17-5-209(9) (1995)). Early ordinances are in a book containing transcriptions of ordinances as well as some correspondence related to the establishment of individual ordinances.

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 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 Legal

This disposition is based on Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, Schedule 14, Item 31.

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: Sevier County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 5916
TITLE: Zoning maps
DATES: 1965-
ARRANGEMENT:

DESCRIPTION: Official zone map of Sevier County, Utah adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.

RETENTION

Retain Permanent. In Archives custody.

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

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

APPRAISAL