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Title (1866) Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Subject Law
Description (1866) The Fifteenth Legislature, 1865, passed an act to print the laws as prepared and reported by the Joint Committee on Revision and Compilation, including laws of the current session. No 1865 session law was printed because these acts were incorporated into the 1866 compilation.
Publisher Legislative Assemblye of the State of Utah
Date 1866
Type Text
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Identifier KFU30 1866 .A193
Language eng
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Holding Institution S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
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Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2006-01-25
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Title Chapter 145_page_206
Description 206 OF UTAH. CHAPTEE CXLV. An ACT creating the office of Selectmen and prescribing their duties, also the duties of the County Courts. See. 1.-Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah: That there shall be three Selectmen in each organized county within the Territory, whose term of office shall be three years. And at the organization of new counties there shall be elected, at the first general election, three Selectmen, as follows, to wit: The senior shall hold his office for three years, the second for two years and the junior for one year; and thereafter one shall be elected each year, who shall hold his office for the term of three years and until his successor is elected and qualified: Provided that in each county now organized the Selectmen shall be elected in the same manner as provided for the continuation of the election of Selectmen in new counties. Sec. 2.-Said Selectmen shall be sworn before the Clerk of the Probate Court and .give such bonds as the Clerk shall approve, and the same shall be filed in the Clerk's office, who shall give them a certificate of office under the seal of the Probate Court. Sec. 8.-The Probate Judge in connection with the Selectmen shall be known as the County Court, any three of whom shall form a quorum to do business; and they are invested with such powers and jurisdiction as are or may be conferred by law. The Clerk of the Probate Court shall be the Clerk of this Court, shall keep his office at the County Seat and shall attend himself or by deputy all sessions of the Court," and keep the records, papers and seal of the Court. The office of the County Clerk is to be kept open during usual business hours. Sec. 4.-This Court is authorized and required to take the management of all County business and the care and custody of all the County property, except such as is by it placed in the custody of another; and shall have the control of all books, papers and instruments pertaining to their office. Said Court shall audit all claims against the county, and cause the county seal to be affixed to all warrants or orders on the Treasurer for money to be paid out of the County treasury: shall audit and settle the accounts of the Treasurer and those of any other officer or receiver of County revenue, taxes or other clues payable into the County treasury, and those of any person entrusted to expend any money of the county, and to require them to render their accounts as directed by law. Sec. 5.-Said Court shall keep abook to be known as the County Book, in which shall be recorded all orders and decisions made by them, except those relating to roads and Probate affairs. Orders for the allowance of money from the County Treasury shall state on what account and to whom the allowance is made, dating and numbering the drawing on the Treasury each order; and said Court are to superintend the fiscal affairs of the county and secure their management in the best possible manner. Sec. 6.-The County Court shall also keep a separate book for the entries of all proceedings and adjudications relating to the establishment, change or discontinuance of roads; and also separate books for probate business. They shall keep an account of the receipts and expenditures of the county and annually on the first Mondayof June, cause a minute statement of them for the preceding year to be made, with an account of all debts payable to and by the county and the assets of the county; have a copy of the same posted up, one at the County Seat, at the usual place of holding Courts, and at each of two other public places in the county, or published in some .newspaper haying general circulation in the county, and shall cause the original to be filed in their office. Sec. 7.-The County Courts shall district their respective counties into road districts, precincts, school districts or such other subdivisions as may become necessary or proper; locate sites for public buildings and erect the same; have the control of all timber, water privileges or any watercourse or creek; to grant mill sites and exercise such powers as in their judgment shall best preserve the timber and subserve the interest of the settlements in the distribution of water for irrigation or other purposes. Grants or rights held under Legislative authority shall not be interfered with. Sec. 8.-It shall further be the duty of said Courts to oversee the poor and provide for their maintenance; to take care, custody and management of insane persons, who are incapable of conducting their own affairs, and of their estate both real and personal, and to provide for the safe keeping of such insane persons, their maintenance and the maintenance of their families and the education of their children. Sec. 9.-The Selectmen may transact business separately, subject to the approval Of the County Courts, relating to the poor, insane persons, orphans and minors; and
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Source Original Book: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, 1866
Setname uu_law_uschs
Date Created 2005-11-15
Date Modified 2005-11-15
ID 717168
Reference URL