AGENCY: Kane County (Utah). County Commission

SERIES: 83799
TITLE: Minutes
DATES: 1864-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date of meeting.

DESCRIPTION: The minutes record the actions of the county commission (known during the territorial period as the county court), the governing body of the county. The court was authorized to manage all county business and county property. This included auditing all claims against the county. The members authorized salaries and the purchase of supplies and services. They levied property taxes for county purposes and served as a board of equalization. The members created election precincts, road districts, and school districts and appointed superintendents of such districts. They also appointed other county officials and set their salaries. The court located sites and oversaw the erection of public buildings. Business licenses, particularly liquor licenses were obtained through the commission. The Kane County Commission has been particularly concerned with road maintenance and management, and land management issues. The county managed grazing rights until the 1950s, and has more recently been involved in the management of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.


Retain permanently


May Transfer to Archives.


Retention and disposition for this series is authorized by Archives general schedule Open meeting minutes & supplementary materials, GRS-1709

AUTHORIZED: 06/25/2019


Paper: Retain in Office permanently after being microfilmed.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in Office permanently.

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


Historical Legal

This disposition is based on the value of the series as the legal record for the county, probably the best single source of historical information on official activities (building, bonding, employees, voting, licensing, taxing, zoning, etc.)