AGENCY: Ogden (Utah). City Council

SERIES: 3963
TITLE: Resolutions
DATES: 1880-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date.

DESCRIPTION: Resolutions are a course of action or formal statement of a decision made by the city council. The decision may perform the same function as a city ordinance, but punishments, fines, and forfeitures may not be imposed by resolution. Unlike ordinances, resolutions may become effective without publication or public posting, but must do so within three months from the date of passage. Topics of resolutions usually deal with establishing water and sewer rates; charges for garbage collection; creating personnel policies and guidelines; passing or defeating proposed budgets for the municipal government; and regulating the use and operation of municipal property.


Retain permanently


May Transfer to Archives.


Retention and disposition for this series is authorized by Archives general schedule Local government resolutions, GRS-50

AUTHORIZED: 11/08/2019


Paper: For records prior to and including 1918. Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: For records beginning in 1880 through 1951. Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Paper: For records beginning in 1918 and continuing to the present. Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.


Administrative Historical Legal

Resolutions are similar to ordinances. Resolutions have legal value because they are municipal laws. They have historical value because ongoing resolutions document changes to the law over time.