Big Water (Utah) Planning commission minutes
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Scope and Content
Utah law provides each municipal government with the opportunity to appoint a planning commission to create and recommend zoning plans for city council approval (Utah Code Annotated, 1953, 10-9-4). The Big Water town council created a planning commission in 1984, shortly after incorporation. This five-member commission has worked closely with the council on all issues relating to land use and development. They have drafted general plans (1985 & 1996), made recommendations for zoning ordinances and revisions, and been highly involved in long-range community planning. The Big Water planning commission approves development proposals, plans subdivision requirements, and grants or renews conditional use permits. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the primary land owner in Big Water, which is located near the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The planning commission and town council are involved with state and federal agencies which also have a voice in the development of the area. Planning commission minutes summarized the discussion at commission meetings.
General plan from Big Water (Utah), Series 24186, was drafted by the planning commission and adopted by the council as a guide for Big Water development.
Resolutions from Big Water (Utah), Series 24187, include resolutions recommended by the planning commission and adopted by the town council. Big Water resolutions announce changes in town lots and subdivisions.
Ordinances from Big Water (Utah), Series 24189, include zoning and other ordinances recommended by the planning commission and adopted by the town council.
Council minutes from Big Water (Utah), Series 24190, summarize the discussion at town council meetings. The town council works closely with the planning commission on all land use and development issues.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Gaps in Series
There are no minutes for May 1995 to June 1996.
Big Water planning commission minutes were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in July 2002 as part of the Millennial Project and were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in May 2003.
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