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|Record Creator:||Montesano Municipal Government, City Council|
These records include Ordinances 1-1431 of the Montesano City Council for meetings from January 7, 1884 through December 14, 1999 and Ordinances 1450-1541 for meetings from December 26, 2001 through April 13, 2010.
Ordinances passed by the City Council are the laws that govern the city and are normally codified into a Municipal Code. Records include ordinance number, type or legal details, and date. The ordinances in this collection are indexed by date and by ordinance number.
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|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.
|Source of Transfer||Southwest Regional Archives
|Notes||Historical ordinances contained in this collection may have been repealed, superseded, amended, or otherwise had their legal effect altered by subsequent actions of the creating body. Those seeking the current municipal or county laws should refer directly to the appropriate city, town, or county.
|Agency History:||In 1852, Isaiah L. Scammon and his wife, Lorinda S. Scammon settled the area. Mrs. Scammon, a deeply religious woman, wanted to name the area Mount Zion, but the name was changed to Montesano on the suggestion of another pioneer, Samuel James, who thought it sounded more pleasant and had roughly the same meaning. The City of Montesano was incorporated in 1883 and is the county seat of Grays Harbor County.|
|Preferred Citation:||Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Montesano City Council, Ordinances, 1884-2010, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].