Thursday, August 4, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on August 9, 2022

Citizens Agenda


Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be challenging to determine what Council members are discussing or deciding on. 

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas. 

The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://agendas.provo.org 


This meeting will be conducted both in-person and virtually. The in-person meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. The meeting will be available to the public for live broadcast and on-demand viewing on YouTube and Facebook at: youtube.com/provocitycouncil and facebook.com/provocouncil. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments without attending in person, click here.



PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting Agenda

12:30 pm, Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.


Business


  1. A request for approval of a General Plan Map Amendment to Appendix C6, in relation to adjustments of development standards in the SDP-5 (Villages at Celebration Specific Development Plan Overlay) zone. Lakeview North Neighborhood. PLGPA20220207

    • Brad Mackay, representing Ivory Homes, is requesting approval of a General Plan Map Amendment to replace Appendix C6 with a revised map. The existing map in Appendix C6 is already outdated for how the area has developed and will be more so with the proposed text amendments to the SDP-5 zone. There have been several changes since the adoption of the current map in 2008, including the new Provo High School, Lakeview Parkway, and other changes in the overall master site plan. These changes alone require the map to be updated. If the proposed text amendments in file PLOTA20220107 are approved and the villages are shifted, the map will need to be updated to stay consistent. Planning Commission recommended approval.

  2. A request for approval of Ordinance Text Amendments to Chapter 14.49E, City Code, to adjust dev. standards in the SDP-5 (Villages at Celebration Specific Dev. Plan Overlay) zone and to amend the related Dev. Agreement. Lakeview North Neighborhood. PLOTA20220107

    • Ivory Land Development is proposing to make changes to the SDP-5 zone in an effort to update and provide more options for the Broadview Shores development in Provo. These changes range from simple name updates to substantial design and use revisions throughout the zone. This overview section will go through each line or Section where there is a proposed change or set of changes (other than the table of contents) and provide staff feedback on every proposed amendment. Planning Commission recommended approval.

  3. A request for approval of a Zone Map Amendment from the Res. Conservation (RC) zone to the Low Density Residential (LDR) zone to build a new one-family dwelling with an accessory apartment, located at 769 W 200 N. Dixon Neighborhood PLRZ20210338

    • Austin Taylor is requesting approval of a zone map amendment from the RC zone to the LDR zone in order to add a second dwelling to his property at 769 West 200 North. The concept plan makes use of the large rear yard on a lot that is just under two hundred feet deep. The existing garage on the property would be removed to make way for an extended driveway that would lead to the eight parking spaces, four of which would be under a carport. Beyond the parking would sit the new, single-family home that is architecturally compatible with the existing dwelling built in 1914. The open space shows keeping the mature trees and adding additional landscaping, with the driveway and parking area being provided in a concrete-grass block, rather than typical cement. Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on July 26, 2022

Citizens Agenda


Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be challenging to determine what Council members are discussing or deciding on. 

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas. 

The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://agendas.provo.org 


This meeting will be conducted both in-person and virtually. The in-person meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. The meeting will be available to the public for live broadcast and on-demand viewing on YouTube and Facebook at: youtube.com/provocitycouncil and facebook.com/provocouncil. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments without attending in person, click here.



PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting Agenda

12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 26, 2022


Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.


Business


  1. A resolution approving an Interlocal Agreement for the use of surplus water. (22-060)

    • When the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District was formed and Bayview Landfill was created, Provo City allowed the landfill to use part of a Provo City water right for dust suppression and other uses at the landfill. Since then the Northern Utah Environmental Resource Agency (NUERA) has assumed responsibility for the landfill, and a formal agreement relating to the use of the Provo City water right at the landfill is required. In exchange for use of the water right NUERA is allowing Provo City to stage biosolids from the water reclamation plant prior to land application for agricultural purposes.

  2. Ordinance regarding a Zone Map Amendment from the A1.1 (Agricultural) zone to the R1.8 (One Family Residential) zone in order to build a single-family residence, located approximately at 1595 West 600 South. Sunset Neighborhood. PLRZ20220191

    • The applicant is requesting a rezone from the existing agricultural A1.1 zone to a residential R1.8 zone to accommodate a single-family building lot. The existing parcel does not meet the minimum lot size requirements for the A1.1 zone. The parcel was divided from a larger parcel that did not go through the subdivision process to establish a legal lot. The new owner of the parcel would like to build a home on the land but can’t do this until the lot is legally subdivided. Since the parcel is smaller than the minimum one-acre lot size of the A1.1 zone, the applicant is requesting a residential zone where a lot can be legally created. Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.

  3. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 32.6 acres of real property, located at 3701 W Center Street, from Agricultural (A1.10) to Airport Industrial (AI) and authorizing a related development agreement. Provo Bay Neighborhood. (PLRZ20210263)

    • The applicant is requesting approval to rezone the two properties from Agricultural (A1.10) to Airport Industrial (AI) to allow for three new warehouse buildings to be constructed. The proposed rezone will consist of two parcels totaling approximately 32.6 acres of land. The parcels will be bisected by a public street. The proposed rezone is supported by the Southwest Area Future Land Use Map that calls for “Airport Compatible Industrial/Commercial.” Planning Commission recommended approval.

  4. A presentation regarding the development of a new Mixed-Use Zone. (22-062)

    • Planning staff will be discussing the reason for the development of a new mix-use zone and answer previous questions the Council raised regarding the zone's regulations.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

New Executive Director for the Council

At the Council Meeting on July 12, 2022, the Provo Municipal Council appointed Justin Harrison as the new Executive Director. Council Chair Travis Hoban said, "I'm excited to endorse Justin for this role and we look forward to working with him."

Justin Harrison was born and raised in Southern Nevada. He has been a public policy professional and lobbyist for more than ten years. Previously, he was a principal management analyst for Clark County, Nevada, where he directed policy initiatives and projects for the County Commission and County Manager. Before that, Harrison served as Director of Government Affairs for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, where he led lobbying efforts on behalf of business interests at the local level. He also served as Executive Director of the Nevada Assembly Republican Caucus and worked at the federal level on the staff of a member of Congress.

Harrison holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is an active member of his community, having served on local boards and volunteering with non-profit organizations, including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni Association Board of Directors and Liberal Arts Alumni Board, Clark County Water Reclamation District Wastewater Rates and Charges Citizens Committee, Southern Nevada Water Authority Advisory Committee for Groundwater Management, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Regional Project Coordination Committee, Southern Nevada Health District Community Health Improvement Plan Committee, College of Southern Nevada Institutional Advisory Committee, Boy Scouts of America, and the Red Cross.

Harrison's employment begins August 15, 2022. 

Executive Director
The Executive Director is appointed by Council to serve as its liaison to the Mayor and city administration, the public, and the media and to coordinate Council legislative, budget, and oversight responsibilities. The Executive Director is a full-time position and works under the direction of the Chair. A list of specific duties is found in the Provo City Council Rules and Handbook.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on July 12, 2022

Citizens Agenda


Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be challenging to determine what Council members are discussing or deciding on. 

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas. 

The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://agendas.provo.org 


This meeting will be conducted both in-person and virtually. The in-person meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. The meeting will be available to the public for live broadcast and on-demand viewing on YouTube and Facebook at: youtube.com/provocitycouncil and facebook.com/provocouncil. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments without attending in person, click here.



PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting Agenda

12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.


Business


  1. A presentation regarding the Statistical Survey done in support of the General Plan Update. (22-011)

    • Long Range Planning has been working on a General Plan update. They have made several presentations to the Council regarding the different elements within the new General Plan. During these presentations, questions about the polling information used when drafting the new General Plan were asked. It was decided that there needed to be statically accurate information as the basis for the updated General Plan. Y2 Analytics was hired to conduct such a study, and this presentation is a report on their findings.

  2. A presentation regarding parking along Center Street in the Downtown area of Provo (22-052)

    • The Council has had several discussions regarding parking in Provo, and a few questions have arisen concerning parking along Center Street in the Downtown area. Some of the questions include:

      • What is the available parking for customers, business owners, and employees on Center Street? 

      • How are we accommodating parking on Center Street? 

      • Wayfinding for public parking for customers and businesses on Center Street. 

      • What are we doing for parking enforcement on Center Street? How often are we patrolling? Are we focusing on Center Street over other areas? Are business owners’ complaints about enforcement being addressed? 

      • What parking garages and spaces are available for the public, and do we ensure the public has access? 

      • What are the future plans for parking on Center Street?

  1. A presentation from the Housing Committee regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and their expanded use in zones primarily zoned for housing. (22-056)

    •  In November of 2021, the Council passed an ordinance to expand the uses of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) within Provo to come into compliance with State Law (H.B.84). As part of that discussion, the Council referred the ADU issue back to the Housing Committee to work on expanding ADU’s into other zones within Provo. For the past six months, the Housing Committee has been working on establishing ways to expand ADUs in a practical manner while preserving the look and feel of single-family neighborhoods. The committee is coming forward with their recommendations and seeking advice from the Council as a whole on a few remaining issues.

  1. A presentation regarding the Renew Choice SharedSolar for Commercial Customers. (22-057)

    • The City constructed two large commercial solar farms in Spanish Fork and Mona, Utah, to allow customers to participate in community solar. The rate for residential SharedSolar was approved in January. The billing system is now ready to allow commercial customers to pick a percentage of renewable power they are interested in purchasing. 

  1. A presentation by the Neighborhood Program Review Committee regarding the committee's recommendations for the Neighborhood Program. (22-055)

    • Last year, the Council established the Neighborhood Program Review Committee to evaluate and develop recommendations to address challenges within the program. The committee is coming forward with its recommendations for upgrading the program. 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 21, 2022

Citizens Agenda


Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be a challenge to determine what Council members are actually discussing or deciding on. 

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas. 

The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://agendas.provo.org 


This meeting will be conducted both in person and virtually. The meeting will be available to the public for live broadcast and on-demand viewing on YouTube and Facebook at: youtube.com/provocitycouncil and facebook.com/provocouncil. The in-person meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments without attending in person, click here.



PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting Agenda

1:30 pm, Tuesday, June 21, 2022


Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.


Business


  1. A discussion on the progress of last year's Council budget priorities. (22-016)

    • As the 2022 Fiscal Year comes to an end, the Council will review the progress made on their budget priorities outlined for the FY22 budget.

  2. A discussion regarding TDM Parking policies. (22-051)

    • Councilors previously requested a presentation and discussion on the city's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Parking policies, particularly highlighting their roles in developments, housing, and otherwise.


Items Referred from the Planning Commission


  1. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 6.3 acres of real property, generally located at 1265 South 500 West, from One-Family Residential (R1.8) to Public Facilities (PF) and OSPR. Lakewood Neighborhood. (PLRZ20220121)

    • Becky Bogdin is requesting to rezone various parcels in the Lakewood neighborhood to the Open Space, Preservation & Recreation (OSPR) Zone and Public Facilities (PF) Zone. There is no development proposed to utilize this zone; however, there is a concept from the Parks and Recreation Department of what the Lakewood Park may look like when the area develops. Planning Commission recommended approval.


  1. An ordinance amending the Permitted Uses in the West Gateway (WG) Zone. (PLOTA20220117)

    • The applicant is requesting an ordinance text amendment to add four (4) new permitted uses to the West Gateway (WG - 14.21D) Zone. The applicant has a pending business license that currently cannot be approved by Planning due to the type of use not being allowed in the WG Zone. The WG Zone is generally located between the Center St. interchange on I-15 and 800 West. The applicant would like to add these uses to the zone in an effort to expand business at the main entrance into the core of the city. Planning Commission recommended denial.


Business


  1. A Joint Resolution for a Memorandum of Understanding with Smith's and the Parties' intent to consider incentives for a future development. (22-050)

    • For many years, Provo has worked to encourage Smith's to develop a second store in the community. Over those years, the City has discussed offering incentives to help facilitate this development. With the passage of House Bill 151 earlier this year by the Utah State Legislature, the ability of cities to offer incentives to retail developments will be severely curtailed after July 1, 2022. Smith's has agreed to the attached Memorandum of Understanding as a framework for a Joint Development Agreement that would commit them to develop and operate a second grocery store in Provo. Under the provisions of HB 151, the approval of this item would preserve Provo's ability to offer incentives to help cover the costs of constructing the new facility.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 7, 2022

Citizens Agenda


Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be a challenge to determine what Council members are actually discussing or deciding on. 

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas. 

The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://agendas.provo.org 


This meeting will be conducted both in person and virtually. The meeting will be available to the public for live broadcast and on-demand viewing on YouTube and Facebook at: youtube.com/provocitycouncil and facebook.com/provocouncil. The in-person meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments without attending in person, click here.



PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting Agenda

1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 7, 2022


Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.


Business


  1. A resolution imposing fire restrictions due to hazardous environmental conditions. (22-048)

    • On May 18, 2022, the Fire Marshal issued an order of fire restrictions for the Provo City Watershed. As required by Utah State Code 15A-5-202.5(1)b, the fire restriction order is coming to the legislative body for adoption. 

  2. An ordinance amending Provo City code to conform with Utah code requirements regarding emergency meetings of the Provo City Municipal Council. Citywide application. (22-041)

    • Provo City Code Section 2.50.040 governs the process for calling emergency meetings of the Municipal Council. The process as outlined in the current version of the City Code does not conform in some particulars with Utah State law requirements set forth in Utah Code Section 52-4-202(5), which governs public notice for calling emergency meetings. The proposed ordinance brings City Code into conformity with the State requirements.

  3. A presentation regarding a General Plan timeline update. (22-011)

    • This is an update on the progress of the new General Plan and includes information on the Y2 Analytics survey and a review of the timeline going forward.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on May 17, 2022

Citizens Agenda


Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be a challenge to determine what Council members are actually discussing or deciding on. 

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas. 

The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://agendas.provo.org 


This meeting will be conducted both in person and virtually. The meeting will be available to the public for live broadcast and on-demand viewing on YouTube and Facebook at: youtube.com/provocitycouncil and facebook.com/provocouncil. The in-person meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments without attending in person, click here.



PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting Agenda

12:00 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.


Business


  1. A presentation regarding the effects FY 23 Airport Budget with new air carrier, planes, and routes. (22-016)

    • Public Works presented on the Airport budget at the April 19th 2022 work session. The purpose of this presentation is to follow up on additional details regarding Airport revenues and economic impacts. 

  2. A presentation regarding the Lakeview Parkway Phase 4 Interlocal Agreement

    • Provo City has been awarded $4,260,870 (6.77% of which is City matching funds) through the Mountainland Association of Governments for the construction of phase 4 of Lakeview Parkway. Disbursement of these funds is done by reimbursement from Utah County, authorized through an interlocal agreement between the City and the County. The interlocal agreement is with Utah County for MAG approved funding for the the construction of phase 4 of Lakeview Parkway from Center Street to 620 North. This agreement has been approved by the County and Public Works intends for it to be approved by the Municipal Council at the June 7th meeting. This work session item is to introduce the agreement to the Council.