Series 24186
Big Water (Utah) General plan

Dates: 1996.

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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 Big Water town council and planning commission, in conjunction with the Five County Association of Governments, created Big Water's general plan according to guidelines established in Utah's "Municipal Land Use Development and Management Act" (Utah Code, 1992, 10-9-301-306). In this plan, adopted 16 January 1996, Big Water's municipal government envisions that after, "rising from the desert as a construction camp for workers erecting Glen Canyon Dam, Big Water has grown and developed into a gateway to Lake Powell." The plan states that the town council intends to provide law enforcement, fire protection, and basic community improvements. The plan, which was intended as a decision-making guide for municipal government and Big Water residents, identifies goals to be achieved by the year 2010. The body of the plan is divided into eight elements, and for each element the plan identifies current state, desired state, and means of achieving the desired state. The most prominently stated goal in the Big Water general plan is obtaining title to BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land within incorporated city limits.


by topic.

Topics include a table of contents, statements of vision and purpose, eight elements of the general plan, and appendices. Appendices contain historical, demographic and economic information.

Related Records

Planning commission minutes from Big Water (Utah), Series 24188, summarize the discussion at planning commission meetings. The planning commission drafted the general plan.

Council minutes from Big Water (Utah), Series 24190, summarize the business of the town council which adopted this general plan in January 1996. In April 2001 the town council reviewed the general plan. A marked up copy appears in the minutes for that date.

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 Big Water general plan was microfilmed by Utah State Archives in July 2002 as part of the Millennial Project and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in May 2003.

Finding Aids

Other: The Big Water general plan includes a table of contents.

Indexing Terms

  • Municipal government—Utah—Big Water.
  • City planning—Utah—Big Water.
  • Squatter settlements—Utah—Big Water.
  • Big Water (Utah)—Politics and government.
  • Big Water (Utah)—History.
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Utah and Ariz.).

Container List

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