Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24274

Alton (Utah) Master plan

Dates: 1981.

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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

In April 1981, Alton town council members adopted the Alton Master Plan which they had created according to guidelines provided in Utah's "Municipal Planning Enabling Act." (Utah Code, 1984-1985, 10-9-20). The town council adopted this master plan as an official policy to guide decisions affecting Alton's development. Most of the information in the plan is actually profile information about Alton. This northern Kane County community was settled in 1907 by Jonathan Heaton. It includes 225 acres of land, of which interior blocks are primarily residential and outer blocks are primarily agricultural. Alton's population declined from 154 persons in 1950 to 79 in 1980. The community consists of 42 single family homes, 21 of which were occupied year-round in 1981. Public services and facilities include street maintenance, police and fire protection, and culinary water. Alton goals and policies suggest the possibility of population growth as a result of development in Alton's coal fields. Outside of this possibility, Alton is not likely to grow and therefore public services should be kept at a minimum. Any future building should be in areas where the soil and water table are most compatible.

Arrangement

By subject.

Subjects are: introduction, purpose, historical background, land use, population, housing, environmental profile, local economy, public facilities and services, and goals and policies, for a total of eight pages.

Related Records

Ordinances and resolutions from Alton (Utah), Series 24185, are official laws and declarations passed by the town council.

Council minutes from Alton (Utah), Series 24273, document the proceedings of the Alton town council which adopted the general plan.

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

The Alton Master Plan was microfilmed in August 2002 as part of Utah State Archives Millennial Project and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2003.

Finding Aids

Other: Alton's master plan includes a table of contents.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Utah—Alton.
  • City planning—Utah—Alton.
  • Country life—Utah—Alton.
  • Alton (Utah)—Politics and government.
  • Alton (Utah)—History.

Container List

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1 1981 - 1981