Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24273

Alton (Utah) Council minutes

Dates: 1935-

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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

Like other traditional city councils in Utah, the Alton town council consists of a mayor and four trustees who are responsible to exercise the community's legislative and executive powers (Utah Code Unannotated, 1991, 10-3-101). Council meeting minutes should provide a record of topics discussed. Entries for each meeting should also include the date and the names of those present. However, the Alton town council minutes are more in the form of notes taken at council meetings and do not consistently provide this information. The Alton town council appoints city officials and appropriates their salaries, levies taxes, and approves expenditures. It provides or contracts for services, controls animals and traffic, and coordinates community upkeep of buildings and roads.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Records

Ordinances and resolutions from Alton (Utah), Series 24185, are official laws, contracts, and declarations passed by the town council.

Master plan from Alton (Utah), Series 24274, is a statement of official policy to guide Alton decision makers.

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

There are no minutes for 1947-1951, 1956-1979, or 1985.

Processing Note

The Alton council minutes were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in August 2002 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Utah—Alton.
  • Budget—Utah—Alton.
  • Tax collection—Utah—Alton.
  • Country life—Utah—Alton.
  • Alton (Utah)—Politics and government.
  • Alton (Utah)—Officials and employees.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Volume 1; 1935 - 1946
1 Volume 2; 1952 - 1955
1 Volume 3; 1980 - 1984
1 Volume 4; 1986 - 1992
1 Volume 5; 1993 - 2001