Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23963

Junction (Utah) Council minutes

Dates: 1903-

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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 Junction town council is responsible for all aspects of town government including maintaining public services and utilities, appointing town officials and setting their salaries, establishing a budget, and regulating activity within the community. Municipal councils are required by law to keep council minutes which summarize all matters proposed, discussed or decided at monthly and special council meetings (Utah Code Unannotated, 1992, 52-4-7). Each set of Junction council minutes includes the date and time of the meeting and names those present. Minutes summarize the council's discussion and indicate the outcome of votes on council decisions. Junction council minutes reveal that municipal government's primary function has been maintaining the town water works.

Junction council minutes also include the minutes of board meetings for the Junction Water Works Company which was incorporated a decade before the municipality of Junction. Water Company minutes provide information about building and managing the water works and town council minutes follow in the same vein. The minutes include information about individuals and their problems with service or failure to pay assessments, about water shortages, about maintaining or updating the water system, and about extending the water system to accommodate development. Early council minutes provide details about quarantines and other measures taken to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, including smallpox, measles, whooping cough, typhoid fever, rabies, and especially influenza in 1918-1920. The Junction town council built an airport in 1950. The council has had ongoing responsibility for maintaining city streets, a cemetery, a park, and for general community clean up. In recent decades the council has been very involved in planning community celebrations such as deer hunter's balls, visits from Santa Clause, and July 4th festivities. Council minutes also include information about the appointment of town officers and itemize expenditures authorized by the council.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Research Note

When Junction was incorporated in 1913, council minutes were recorded in a book previously used for Junction Water Works Company minutes. Beginning in 1994 ordinances, resolutions, correspondence and other documents have been filed with city council minutes.

Related Records

Codified ordinances from Junction (Utah), Series 23964, contain a complete simplified code of all permanent ordinances as adopted by the town council.

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

Junction council minutes were microfilmed at Southern Utah University under the direction of Utah State Archives in January 2002 and were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in February 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Water-supply—Junction (Utah).
  • Junction (Utah)—Municipal government.
  • Junction (Utah)—Budget.
  • Junction (Utah)—City planning.
  • Junction (Utah)—Politics and government.
  • Junction (Utah)—Appropriations and expenditures.
  • Junction (Utah)—Officials and employees.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1903 Apr-1927 Dec
2 1928 Jan-1946 Jun
3 1946 Jul-1994 Aug
4 1994 Sep-2001 Nov