Bear River (Utah) Ordinances
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
Utah municipal governments exercise their authority through ordinances (Utah Code, Unannotated, 1991, 10-3-701). The ordinances in this series are revisions or additions to the complete code, "The Revised Ordinances of Bear River Town, Utah (1906)." Book A, entitled "Ordinances and Resolutions of the Bear River Town Corporation," contains copies of ordinances passed 1906-1936. These ordinances deal with irrigation, taxation, and the regulation of public streets, pool halls, fireworks, liquor sales, and bowling alleys. They also contain franchises between the city and companies such as Utah Power and Light, Acme Water Company, a drainage company and a telephone company. Ordinances passed after 1950 are on loose paper, and deal with annexing additional property into the city, licensing businesses, public utility right of ways, and teen curfews. Several ordinances define sewer regulations. Other ordinances are agreements with Box Elder County concerning garbage pickup, 911 emergency numbe rs, and trash burning. This series contains an ordinance adopting the land management and development code.
The loose paper ordinances include a statute passed in 1918 which defines the fees which can be assessed by the pound keeper.
Town board minutes from Bear River (Utah), Series 10619, contain earlier codes and ordinances.
Land management and development code from Bear River (Utah), Series 23354, contains land use and zoning code, an ordinance approved by the board in 1998.
Codified ordinances from Bear River (Utah), Series 23591, contain the complete ordinances in code form as published in 1906.
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
This series contains no ordinances passed between 1936 and 1950.
Bear River ordinances were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in August 1992 and November 2000, and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in 2001.
- Ordinances, Municipal—Bear River (Utah).
- Bear River (Utah)—Municipal government publications.