Cedar City (Utah) Planning commission minutes
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Scope and Content
Cedar City planning commission minutes are prefaced by a copy of the city ordinance (1945) creating the commission as authorized by Utah law (Laws of Utah, 1945, chapter 23). The ordinance provides for the appointment of a municipal planning commission to regulate the subdivision of land, monitor building, appoint a board of adjustment and enforce regulations. The Cedar City planning commission has seven members. One is also a member of the city council and another also a member of the board of adjustments. The planning commission is responsible for developing a master plan for the physical development of the city, creating official maps, and approving all subdivisions and public construction. In addition to the date and names of those present, the planning commission minutes include a summary of the planning commission's discussion. Issues addressed include the development of a master plan for Cedar City and the zoning requests of specific individuals and businesses. The planning commission manages subdivision development and is involved in building or maintaining public institutions like the airport, hospital, and civic center. They are also involved with issues like city traffic and parking, university housing, and day care and pre-school facilities. The planning commission minutes include several petitions and letters, as well as occasional maps.
Planning commission minutes have been separated into books. In cases where the books break in the middle of the year, the annual index is repeated in both books.
Codified ordinances from Cedar City (Utah), Series 23573, contain ordinances governing the planning commission and establishing zoning regulations.
Board of adjustment minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 23575, discuss the activities of the board of adjustment, which addresses some similar issues.
Redevelopment agency minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 23603, contain the minutes of the planning commission which supervises the redevelopment agency.
City Council minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 85021, contain minutes of the City Council which organized and supervised the planning commission.
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 June to December of 1959.
Planning commission minutes were microfilmed at Southern Utah University under the direction of Utah State Archives in February 2001 and were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2001.
Indexes: Beginning in 1974 the planning commission minutes include annual indexes to topics discussed. Indexes for 1960 and 1962 identify ordinances and zoning changes only. Earlier years are not indexed.