Series 24187
Big Water (Utah) Resolutions

Dates: 1983-

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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

According to Utah law, the governing body of each municipality may exercise its administrative powers through resolutions. Resolutions may include, but are not limited to establishing water rates or charges for other services, establishing personnel policies and guidelines, and regulating the use of municipal property (Utah Code, 1988, 10-3-717). The Big Water town council approved resolutions affecting these and many additional issues. The council approved resolutions creating municipal offices, commissions, and boards, and then approved additional resolutions for specific political appointments and merit salary increases thereafter. The council used resolutions to announce public hearings and changes to regularly scheduled council meetings. By resolution, the council announced the adoption of each annual budget, made changes to town lots and subdivisions, and stated the council's position on external matters. Other related documents are scattered among the Big Water resolutions.


Numerical by resolution number which is also chronological by date approved.

Related Records

Planning commission minutes from Big Water (Utah), Series 24188, summarize the discussion at planning commission meetings. The planning commission is involved zoning and land use issues. Many resolutions relate to similar issues.

Ordinances from Big Water (Utah), Series 24189, are the legislative acts of the same city council.

Council minutes from Big Water (Utah), Series 24190, summarize the discussion of council meetings. The Big Water town council is responsible for passing ordinances. Many of the resolutions in this series are also contained in council minutes.

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

Big Water resolutions were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in July 2002 as part of the Millennial Project, and were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in May 2003.

Finding Aids

Other: A table of contents or chronological list of resolutions (sometimes incomplete) appears at the beginning of each book. Council minutes also conspicuously identify any ordinances or resolutions passed at each meeting.

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

1 Resolutions 1 to 89-145
1 Resolutions 90-146 to 95-274
1 Resolutions 96-275 to 02-472

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.