Series 23949
Marysvale (Utah) Council minutes

Dates: 1943-

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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 town board consists of a president (mayor) and four board members who are responsible to exercise the community's legislative and executive powers (see Utah Code Unannotated, 1991, 10-3-101). The board is responsible for all aspects of city management, such as appointing city officials and setting their salaries, establishing a budget, maintaining public services and utilities, and regulating activity within the city. Minutes of the Marysvale town board summarize the discussions of the town board at monthly and special board meetings. Each set of minutes includes the date and time of the meeting, names those present, and indicates the outcome of votes taken on all issues. The Marysvale town board minutes also itemize bills approved by the board for payment.

The maintenance of a community water system has been an important item of ongoing discussion by the board. The board is responsible for maintaining the water system, setting water rates, installing and reading meters, collecting water bills, authorizing new hook-ups, and insuring that purification standards are met. Water maintenance included major updates to the water system in 1956 and 1975. The Marysvale town board has sponsored or supported community holiday celebrations. Christmas festivities have traditionally featured board sponsored decorating contests and visits from Santa Claus. In 1947 the town sponsored an elaborate centennial celebration. The board has worked toward providing fire protection. They installed a siren in 1943 and later installed fire hydrants and purchased a fire truck. The board organized a volunteer fire department in the 1950s. In 1997 the board purchased a new fire truck and built a new fire house after a New Year's eve fire destroyed the fire house. The board has been responsible for maintaining community equipment, facilities and streets. The town installed curbs and gutters in the 1960s and in 1971 the board closed those streets and alleys which it did not consider beneficial to the town. In the 1990s the board worked on getting street addresses assigned to all residents. The board also addressed the issue of making further provisions for trash disposal since the town dump no longer met health and safety standards.


Chronological by date of meeting.

Research Note

The Marysvale clerk has occasionally included additional documents in the town board minutes. Some are ordinances and resolutions passed by the board. Inserts of particular note include: a resolution providing contract to those who will install a new water system, July 1956; an ordinance authorizing the town to borrow money to install curbs and gutters, July 1964; ordinances closing certain streets and alleys, November 1972; an ordinance for controlling water system and setting fees, October 1974; and information about the election for bond issue to build new water works, January 1975.

Research Note

Utah State Archives has no other holdings relating to the functioning of the Marysvale town board. The Marysvale town board minutes indicate that revised ordinances were accepted by the board in 1996. However a copy of those ordinances is not included in the minutes or in other series held by Utah State Archives.

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 apparently no minutes from 1913, when Marysvale was incorporated, to 1943.

Processing Note

Marysvale town board minutes were microfilmed at Southern Utah University under the direction of Utah State Archives in December 2001 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Marysvale (Utah)—Municipal government.
  • Marysvale (Utah)—Budget.
  • Marysvale (Utah)—City planning.
  • Marysvale (Utah)—Politics and government.
  • Marysvale (Utah)—Appropriations and expenditures.
  • Marysvale (Utah)—Officials and employees.

Container List

1 1943 May 03-1986 Aug 04
2 1986 Sep 04-2001 Oct 09

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