Alton (Utah) Master plan
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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.
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.
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.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
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.
Other: Alton's master plan includes a table of contents.
- Municipal government—Utah—Alton.
- City planning—Utah—Alton.
- Country life—Utah—Alton.
- Alton (Utah)—Politics and government.
- Alton (Utah)—History.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.