Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 10619

Bear River (Utah) Town board minutes

Dates: 1886-

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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 minutes of the Bear River City town board summarize the meetings held by the town's governing body. The board consists of a president (mayor) and four trustees or board members, and is responsible for exercising the community's legislative and executive powers (see Utah Code, Unannotated, 1991, 10-3-101). The board is responsible for appointing town officers, levying taxes and passing city ordinances. The Bear River town board met monthly to carry out these responsibilities and to discuss community affairs. Matters relating to irrigation dominated their discussion for many decades. The minutes document appointments for town offices and the board's discussion of problems which came up, such as cattle roaming in the streets and delinquent water taxes. The board planned new developments such as paving the streets and installing a sewer system. They discussed the maintenance of town property such as the cemetery and the park. In later years the board approved things like boy scout proj ects or community events in the park. In 1998 they approved the land management and development code.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Records

Ordinances from Bear River (Utah), Series 22124, contain copies of the ordinances passed by the town board after 1906.

Land management and development code from Bear River (Utah), Series 23354, is a significant ordinance approved by the town board in 1998.

Codified ordinances from Bear River (Utah), Series 23591, contain Bear River ordinances (or code) as published in 1906.

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.

Processing Note

Bear River town board minutes were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in August 1992 and November 2000, and were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2001.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Records and correspondence.
  • Ordinances, Municipal—Bear River (Utah).
  • Land use—Planning—Bear River (Utah).
  • Bear River (Utah)—Zoning.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Book 1; 1886 - 1947 Jul
1 Book 3; 1947 Oct - 1975 Apr
1 Book 4; 1975 Jun - 1987 Dec
1 Book 5; 1988 Jan - 1992 Jul
2 1992 Jul - 1997 Sep
3 1997 Oct - 2000 Nov