Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23958

Kingston (Utah) Council minutes

Dates: 1961-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Kingston town council consists of a president (mayor) and four board members who exercise the community's legislative and executive powers (see Utah Code Unannotated, 1992, 10-3-101). The council is responsible for all aspects of town management, such as appointing officials and setting their salaries, establishing a budget, maintaining public services and utilities, and regulating activity within the city. Municipal councils are required by law to keep council minutes which summarize all matters proposed, discussed, or decided at monthly and special council meetings (Utah Code Unannotated, 1992, 52-4-7). Each set of minutes includes the date and time of the meeting and names those present. Kingston minutes summarize the discussion at council meetings and report actions taken by the council. Early Kingston council minutes itemize bills approved for payment. The Kingston town council spent much time on issues relating to culinary water. The council also sponsored holiday celebrations and maintained community roads and a cemetery.

Arrangement

Chronological by meeting date

Research Note

Kingston town council minutes are very brief, and particularly after 1995 do not provide much detail about actions taken or items discussed. The Kingston council has addressed problems similar to those of other Piute County communities and has engaged in similar activities. Researchers looking for an overview of community life in Piute County or more insight into activities in Kingston might check council minutes for Marysvale, Circleville, and Junction.

Related Records

Ordinances and resolutions from Kingston (Utah), Series 23959, contain a few ordinances and resolutions passed by the Kingston council.

Drinking Water Source Protection Plan from Kingston (Utah), Series 23962, was created for and adopted by the Kingston town council.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

This series contains no minutes from September 1926, when Kingston was incorporated, to February 1961.

Processing Note

Kingston council minutes were microfilmed at Southern Utah University under the direction of Utah State Archives in January 2002 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in February 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Kingston (Utah).
  • Budget—Kingston (Utah).
  • City planning—Kingston (Utah).
  • Cemeteries—Kingston (Utah).
  • Kingston (Utah)—Politics and government.
  • Kingston (Utah)—Appropriations and expenditures.
  • Kingston (Utah)—Officials and employees.
  • Kingston (Utah)—Water-supply.
  • Kingston (Utah)—Roads—Maintenance and repair.

Container List

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1 1961 Mar-2001 Oct