Monday, September 17, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 11, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 

Approval of Minutes
  • June 5, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 6, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 7, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 21, 2018 Joint Meeting with the Provo Airport Board
  • August 21, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business

1.  An update on the Provo City Bond Election (18-073)
A motion to approve the ‘for’ statement with any minor grammatical adjustments necessary was approved 5:0, with Councilors David Sewell and George Handley excused.

2.  A presentation on Sewer Infrastructure (17-131)
A motion to signal to Public Works that the Council is interested in exploring the possibility of a $120 million loan from the Utah State Division of Water Quality was approved 7:0.

3.  A discussion on equipment for fire station diesel emissions (18-087)(18-081) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the September 25, 2018 Council Meeting.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 11, 2018



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://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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 on Sewer Infrastructure (17-131)
  2. A discussion on Fire Station diesel emissions (18-087)
    • Each of Provo’s Fire Stations is equipped with a mechanical system which removes diesel emissions created by the various fire engines and vehicles. Several stations throughout the City have failing systems, which have resulted in costly repairs over the last two years. Facilities and the Fire Department have explored new systems which would be less expensive and more reliable. Fire Chief Jim Miguel will present and share a request for an appropriation which would come to a future Council meeting for approval.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Invitation to submit argument for or against City Center Bond

Invitation to submit an argument for or against
the Provo Police, Fire & City Facilities Bond
Eligible voters may request to submit an argument for or against the issuance of General Obligation Bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $69,000,000 and to mature in no more than 20 years from the date or dates of issuance of such bonds for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the costs of: acquiring, constructing, and equipping in the downtown area a new police and fire headquarters, emergency dispatch center, and city hall; acquiring, constructing, and equipping a new fire station to replace the fire station on Canyon Road; and providing for related improvements in Provo City; and, to the extent necessary, for providing moneys for the refunding of general obligation bonds.

In accordance with Utah Code §59-1-1604, requests must be received by September 4, 2018.

You may click here to submit your request. Requests may also be filed in person or in writing to the Provo City Election Officer at 351 West Center Street or recorder@provo.org. If you have additional questions, please call 801-852-6524.


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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on August 21, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 


Approval of Minutes
  • July 17, 2018 Work Meeting 
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business
 
1.  A presentation on the Congress for the New Urbanism Conference (18-079) Presentation only.

2.  A discussion on Council priorities (18-004)
An amended motion to keep the General Plan as a Council priority, and to leave control of the process for updating the General Plan to the Planning Commission was approved 7:0.
A motion to keep “develop a holistic approach to evaluating zoning enforcement solutions and progress” in the Desired Outcomes, to refer the topic of short-term rentals policy to the Zoning Committee, and to keep Zoning Compliance as a Council priority was approved 7:0.
A motion to approve Economic Development as a Council priority was approved 7:0.
An amended motion to add “budgets reflect the process and desired outcomes associated with the Council’s and Mayor’s priorities and General Plan goals” and to keep Vision 2050/General Plan as a Council Priority was approved 7:0.
A motion to adopt the changes to the Affordable Housing section as presented and edited and to keep Affordable Housing as a Council Priority was approved 7:0.


3.  A discussion on a Request for Qualifications relating to the creation of a Community Land Trust (18-081) An amended motion that the Redevelopment Agency proceed with putting out a Request for Qualifications and a Request for Proposals for a Community Land Trust was approved 7:0.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on August 21, 2018



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://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Joint Meeting with Airport Board
12:00 PM, Monday, August 21, 2018
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
Business
  • A presentation on current Airport projects.
  • An update on the Airport Master Plan
  • An update on the progress of Duncan Aviation
  • Other discussion or questions
Adjournment


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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 on the Congress for the New Urbanism Conference (18-079)
    • Council members are occasionally invited to attend national conferences on topics related to their duties in order to be aware of and informed on best practices and important issues. David Harding attended the Congress for the New Urbanism Conference earlier this year and will be relaying some of the key points that are most relevant for Provo.
  2. A discussion on Council priorities (18-004)
    • In January, Council held a retreat to discuss their priorities for 2018-19. Some work was done, but these were not formally adopted as priorities at the time. Council will revisit the discussion and decide how to proceed with setting these items as priorities.
  3. A discussion on a Request for Qualifications relating to the creation of a Community Land Trust (18-081)
    • A community land trust (CLT) is a nonprofit corporation that develops and stewards affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces and other community assets on behalf of a community. “CLTs” balance the needs of individuals to access land and maintain security of tenure with a community’s need to maintain affordability, economic diversity and local access to essential services. The Redevelopment Agency would like to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) to solicit proposals to develop and manage a CLT.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on August 7, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:30 PM, Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 


Approval of Minutes
  • July 10, 2018 Work Meeting
  • July 17, 2018 Joint Meeting with the Provo Housing Authority
  • July 26, 2018 Joint Meeting with Orem Council
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business

1.  A discussion on the bond election for the Provo City Center. (18-073)  
A motion to strike option 2 from the options to be considered and to vote on either option 1 or 3 at the August 7, 2018 Council Meeting was approved 7:0.
A motion to update the resolution bond language to include the terms “police and fire headquarters and emergency dispatch center” and “city hall” was approved 7:0.


2.  A discussion on a Rules Committee proposal regarding amendments to the Council Handbook and Provo City Code (18-078)  
A motion to place the Code changes on an upcoming Council Meeting agenda and to approve the Handbook changes was approved 7:0.
A motion to place the Code changes on the Consent Agenda for the August 21, 2018 Council Meeting was approved 7:0.


3.  A presentation on the Sewer Metering Study (18-052) Presentation only.

4.  A presentation on Utah's Housing Gap (18-070) Presentation only.

5.  A discussion on a draft of the Environmental Assessment (EA), Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the Timp-Kiwanis/Bounous property conversion (17-036)  Presentation only.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

6.  A discussion on an ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding allowances and requirements of home occupations. Citywide impact. (PLOTA20180109)
A motion to send the original [April Work Meeting] draft back to the Planning Commission was approved 7:0.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Council Votes to Place Bond on November Ballot


COUNCIL TO PLACE BOND ON BALLOT FOR FIRE STATION, EMERGENCY DISPATCH CENTER, POLICE AND FIRE HEADQUARTERS, AND CITY HALL

PROVO, Utah – August 8, 2018 – The Municipal Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to hold a special bond election asking voters to authorize a $69,000,000 bond, repayable over 20 years, "for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and equipping in the downtown area a new police and fire headquarters, emergency dispatch center, and city hall; acquiring, constructing, and equipping a new fire station to replace the fire station on Canyon Road; and providing for related improvements in Provo City."

An annual property tax to pay debt service on the proposed bonds will be required over a period of 20 years in the estimated amount of $119.80 per year on a $265,000 primary residence and in the estimated amount of $217.82 per year on a business having the same value. $265,000 is the median home value in Provo.

The bond will be on the ballot for the General Election set for Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on October 16.