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.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on May 3, 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, May 3, 2022

Meeting information updated on May 2 to remove a work meeting agenda item and adjust the start time for the meeting.


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 regarding Sierra Vista Way extension road at Mountain Vista Business Center. (22-042)

    • Sierra Vista Way extension road at Mountain Vista Business Center  - Street vacation, property surplus, inter local boundary line adjustment, UDOT access modification. The redevelopment of the former Ironton property has been taking place for the last 20 plus years.  The City has secured a matching grant to build a road from the roundabout at Mountain Vista Parkway to SR 75 or 1400 North in Springville.  This final stretch of road, approximately 3/4 of a mile long, has some complications at the southern end.  In order to connect a City street to the UDOT right of way (SR 75) there are multiple access points that need to be consolidated into one location.  This will also result in some remnant parcels of property that currently belong to Provo City and the Provo City Redevelopment Agency.  These parcels of ground will be on the east side of the road and will act effectively as nuisance strips because of the narrowness, length and inability to be developed as stand alone parcels.  As the City is requesting cooperation with three additional property owners, working out the details of timing, compensation and construction is a complicated matter.

  2. (This item was removed from the agenda) A discussion regarding the construction of Fire Station 1 on the City Center parcel.  (22-043)

    • The administration wants to discuss the possibility of cost savings by moving forward with the construction of Fires Station 1 on the City Center parcel now.  This would mean that construction of Fire Station 1 would happen outside of the redevelopment of the City Center Parcel.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Annual Budget Timeline - 2022

The timeline for approving Provo City's budget is set by Utah State Code.

    Graphic representation of budget timeline
    Budget timeline from April through August


  • The Mayor presents the proposed budget to the City Council at their first meeting in May. (This year it is the May 3 meeting).
  • Council votes to tentatively adopt the proposed budget. This vote will occur at the May 17 meeting.
  • All municipal final budgets must be adopted before June 30, or, in the case of a property tax increase, by August 17. The Council's vote on adopting the budget is expected to happen at the June 21 Council Meeting this year.
  • The tentative (proposed) budget is available to the public at least 10 days before the adoption of the final budget. You can view the proposed budget in person at the office of the City Recorder. It will also be available online. Budgets from recent years are also available on the Finance Department's website.
  • A public hearing must be held before adopting the budget. The dates for the hearings will be formally set when the budget is tentatively adopted on May 19. According to Utah State Code, "All interested persons in attendance shall be given an opportunity to be heard, for or against, the estimates of revenue and expenditures or any item thereof in the tentative budget of any fund."  We anticipate the public hearings to be held at the June 7 and June 21 Council meetings.
  • If a property tax increase was included in the proposed budget this year and Council decides to move forward with the increase, a Truth in Taxation hearing would be required. The date for the hearing is set by Utah County and would most likely be held in August. 
In between the Mayor presenting the budget and the Council adopting the final budget there are usually some extra Work Meetings where Council Members examine the budget in greater detail, ask questions of department directors, and hear presentations and analysis from Council staff. Watch the Council's Facebook page for updates.


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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Citizens Agenda for the Meetings on April 19, 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, April 19, 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 regarding the combining of the Council Water Conservation and Foothills Protection Committees into one Natural Resources Committee. (22-005)

    • After review of the Council Committees' mission statements and topic purviews, the Foothills Protection and Water Conservation Committees are recommending combining the committees into one new committee- Natural Resource Committee.

  2. A resolution approving a substantial amendment to the Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan reprogramming CDBG-CV funds for Covid-19 public health response. (22-038)

    • In response to the pandemic caused by the spreading of the Coronavirus COVID-19, the federal government provided an economic stimulus package through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which made available, at the first tranche, $5 billion in supplemental CDBG-CV funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus.

    • To use the funding, the City is required to amend its PY2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP). A duly noticed public comment period from April 12, to May 17, 2022, is conducted for citizens, partner agencies, and other interested parties to review and comment on the Plan’s proposed amendment.  Electronic copies of the Plan are available for public review at the City’s website.

    • The public hearing on April 19, 2022, will present The Plan (Exhibit A) to the Municipal Council and public in general, show proposed uses to the recommended projects for CDBG-CV funds (Exhibit B), and an opportunity for the Municipal Council to reassess CDBG-CV funding parameters for Small Business Assistance.  The public hearing on May 17, 2022, will close the comment period and the Municipal Council may approve the Substantial Amendment to the Plan.

    • Copies of the PY2022 AAP Draft are available for public review at the Development Services Housing Division’s office and electronically at the City’s website.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

New Council District Map

A big decision that came out of the March 29, 2022, Council meeting was the establishment of new City Council Districts. After completion of the 2020 US Census the Provo City Council was required by the State of Utah to make adjustments to the Council Districts to meet requirements based on the updated data.

After examining 120 maps submitted by the public, Councilors discussed the proposed maps and selected 11 of them to be placed on Open City Hall (OCH) for public feedback. OCH allowed the public to prioritize and comment on the criteria discussed by the Council and give input on the maps and the process. The Councilors and their staff are grateful to all who participated in this process, whether by submitting maps, commenting on OCH, or giving input in other ways.

The task of creating potential maps was particularly challenging since the precincts are created based on voter registration numbers and the Council Districts had to group precincts in a way that balanced population numbers. Making maps that address multiple goals (preserving a central district, creating a westside district, keeping southeast precincts in the same district, addressing high college student population areas, etc.) in the same map resulted in maps that didn’t meet the balanced population requirements.

Public input from OCH was provided to the Council for their March 29 meeting. Councilors had also received input via email, phone calls, and individual meetings. During the work meeting, the list of proposed maps was narrowed to three. A ranked-choice voting exercise was done with the three maps to provide additional insight for the final discussion at that night’s Council meeting

The final map chosen is shown below. It is effective for any election or mid-term vacancy occurring after December 31, 2022. Council Districts remain in their current configuration until January 1, 2023. Although district designations are used in electing Councilors from specific areas, each elected Councilor is serving all the residents of Provo.