Adherent yolk: means the yolk has settled to one side and become fastened to the shell. See Utah Code 4-4-103
Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
Affected entity: means :
a county of the first or second class in whose unincorporated area the area proposed for annexation is located;
a county of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class in whose unincorporated area the area proposed for annexation is located, if the area includes residents or commercial or industrial development;
a school district whose boundary includes any part of an area proposed for annexation, if the boundary is proposed to be adjusted as a result of the annexation; and
a municipality whose boundaries are within 1/2 mile of an area proposed for annexation. See Utah Code 10-2-401
Agricultural operation: means a farm, ranch, or animal feeding operation. See Utah Code 4-18-103
Agriculture: means the science and art of the production of plants and animals useful to man, including the preparation of plants and animals for human use and disposal by marketing or otherwise. See Utah Code 4-1-109
Agriculture water: means :
water used by a farm, ranch, or feedlot for the production of food, fiber, or fuel;
the return flow of water from irrigated agriculture; or
Alternate: means a substitute for a district supervisor if the district supervisor cannot attend a meeting. See Utah Code 4-18-103
Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
Animal feeding operation: means a facility where animals, other than aquatic animals, are stabled or confined and fed or maintained for a total of 45 days or more in any 12-month period. See Utah Code 4-18-103
Annexation petition: means a petition under Section 10-2-403 proposing the annexation to a municipality of a contiguous, unincorporated area that is contiguous to the municipality. See Utah Code 10-2-401
Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
Appropriation: means an allocation of money by the governing body for a specific purpose. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
Best management practices: means practices, including management policies and the use of technology, used by each sector of agriculture in the production of food and fiber that are commonly accepted practices, or that are at least as effective as commonly accepted practices, and that:
Black rot: means the egg has deteriorated to such an extent that the whole interior presents a blackened appearance. See Utah Code 4-4-103
Black spot: means mold or bacteria have developed in isolated areas inside the shell. See Utah Code 4-4-103
Blood ring: means bacteria have developed to such an extent that blood is formed. See Utah Code 4-4-103
Budget: means a plan of financial operations for a fiscal period which embodies estimates of proposed expenditures for given purposes and the proposed means of financing them. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Budget officer: means the city auditor in a city of the first and second class, the mayor or some person appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council in a city of the third, fourth, or fifth class, the mayor in the council-mayor optional form of government, or the person designated by the charter in a charter city. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Budget period: means the fiscal period for which a budget is prepared. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Candling: means the act of determining the condition of an egg by holding it before a strong light in such a way that the light shines through the egg and reveals the egg's contents. See Utah Code 4-4-103
Certifying agency: means :
an agency authorized under the laws of a state, territory, or possession to officially certify seed and that has standards and procedures approved by the United States Secretary of Agriculture to assure the genetic purity and identity of the seed certified; or
an agency of a foreign country determined by the United States Secretary of Agriculture to adhere to procedures and standards for seed certification. See Utah Code 4-16-102
Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
Check: means an order in a specific amount drawn upon a depository by an authorized officer of a city. See Utah Code 10-6-106
City: means a municipality that is classified by population as a city of the first class, a city of the second class, a city of the third class, a city of the fourth class, or a city of the fifth class, under Section 10-2-301. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Complete record: includes seed samples and records of declarations, labels, purchases, sales, conditioning, bulking, treatment, handling, storage, analyses, tests, and examinations. See Utah Code 4-16-102
Contiguous: means :
if used to described an area, continuous, uninterrupted, and without an island of territory not included as part of the area; and
if used to describe an area's relationship to another area, sharing a common boundary. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
Department: means any functional unit within a fund that carries on a specific activity, such as a fire or police department within a city general fund. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Enterprise fund: means a fund as defined by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board that is used by a municipality to report an activity for which a fee is charged to users for goods or services. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
Estimated revenue: means the amount of revenue estimated to be received from all sources during the budget period in each fund for which a budget is being prepared. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
Feasibility consultant: means a person or firm with expertise in the processes and economics of local government. See Utah Code 10-2-401
Financial officer: means the mayor in the council-mayor optional form of government or the city official as authorized by Section 10-6-158. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Fiscal period: means the annual or biennial period for accounting for fiscal operations in each city. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
Fund: is a s defined by generally accepted accounting principles as reflected in the Uniform Accounting Manual for Utah Cities. See Utah Code 10-6-106
General fund: is a s defined by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board as reflected in the Uniform Accounting Manual for All Local Governments prepared by the Office of the Utah State Auditor. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
Governing body: means collectively the legislative body and the executive of any municipality. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Governing body: means a city council, or city commission, as the case may be, but the authority to make any appointment to any position created by this chapter is vested in the mayor in the council-mayor optional form of government. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
Interfund loan: means a loan of cash from one fund to another, subject to future repayment. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
Label: includes a representation on an invoice, bill, or letterhead. See Utah Code 4-16-102
Last completed fiscal period: means the fiscal period next preceding the current period. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Legislative body: means the legislative body of the municipality. See Utah Code 10-15-3
Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
Livestock: means cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses, mules, poultry, domesticated elk as defined in Section 4-39-102, or any other domestic animal or domestic furbearer raised or kept for profit. See Utah Code 4-1-109
Lot: means a definite quantity of seed identified by a number or other mark, every portion or bag of which is uniform within recognized tolerances for the factors that appear in the labeling. See Utah Code 4-16-102
Mall intersection: means any intersection of a street constituting a part of a pedestrian mall with any street which intersection is itself part of a pedestrian mall. See Utah Code 10-15-3
a metro township as that term is defined in Section 10-2a-403 unless the term is used in the context of authorizing, governing, or otherwise regulating the provision of municipal services. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
Pedestrian mall: means one or more streets or portions thereof, on which vehicular traffic is, or is to be, restricted in whole or in part and which is, or is to be, used exclusively or primarily for pedestrian travel. See Utah Code 10-15-3
Peninsula: when used to describe an unincorporated area, means an area surrounded on more than 1/2 of its boundary distance, but not completely, by incorporated territory and situated so that the length of a line drawn across the unincorporated area from an incorporated area to an incorporated area on the opposite side shall be less than 25% of the total aggregate boundaries of the unincorporated area. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Person: means a natural person or individual, corporation, organization, or other legal entity. See Utah Code 4-1-109
Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, company, association, receiver, trustee, or agent. See Utah Code 4-16-102
Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity. See Utah Code 10-1-104
own title to real property within the area proposed for disconnection; and
sign a request for disconnection proposing to disconnect the area proposed for disconnection from the municipality; or
the mayor of the municipality within which the area proposed for disconnection is located who signs a request for disconnection proposing to disconnect the area proposed for disconnection from the municipality. See Utah Code 10-2-501
Public funds: means any money or payment collected or received by an officer or employee of the city acting in an official capacity and includes money or payment to the officer or employee for services or goods provided by the city, or the officer or employee while acting within the scope of employment or duty. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
Sowing: means the placement of agricultural seed, vegetable seed, flower seed, tree and shrub seed, or seed for sprouting in a selected environment for the purpose of obtaining plant growth. See Utah Code 4-16-102
Unincorporated peninsula: means an unincorporated area:
that is part of a larger unincorporated area;
that extends from the rest of the unincorporated area of which it is a part;
that is surrounded by land that is within a municipality, except where the area connects to and extends from the rest of the unincorporated area of which it is a part; and
whose width, at any point where a straight line may be drawn from a place where it borders a municipality to another place where it borders a municipality, is no more than 25% of the boundary of the area where it borders a municipality. See Utah Code 10-2-401
United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
Urban development: means :
a housing development with more than 15 residential units and an average density greater than one residential unit per acre; or
a commercial or industrial development for which cost projections exceed $750,000 for all phases. See Utah Code 10-2-401
Utah Code: means the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code, as amended, unless the text expressly references a portion of the 1953 recodification of the Utah Code as it existed:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
Utility: means a utility owned by a city, in whole or in part, that provides electricity, gas, water, or sewer, or any combination of them. See Utah Code 10-6-106
Warrant: means an order drawn upon the city treasurer, in the absence of sufficient money in the city's depository, by an authorized officer of a city for the purpose of paying a specified amount out of the city treasury to the person named or to the bearer as money becomes available. See Utah Code 10-6-106