Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Summary of Action | Meetings on January 7, 2020

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601

Summary of Action


1.  A training on the Open and Public Meetings Act and on Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requests. (20-006) Presentation only.

2.  A presentation regarding updates on new City Center Building design. (20-013) Presentation only.

3.  A presentation regarding Wastewater plans. (20-014) Presentation only.

4.  A discussion regarding past Council goals and objectives. (20-016) Presentation only.

5.  A presentation regarding the progress of the Council ad hoc Committees. (20-015) Presentation only. Further discussion of committee assignments will take place at the January 21 Work Meeting.

6.  A presentation regarding the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce's Valley Visioning project. (20-011) Presentation only.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on January 7, 2020

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

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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 training on the Open and Public Meetings Act and on Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requests. (20-006)
    • Utah State law requires Council members to receive annual training on the Open and Public Meetings Act. State Law 52-4-104 says, “The presiding officer of the public body shall ensure that the members of the public body are provided with annual training on the requirements of this chapter." This training will fulfill that requirement.
  2. A presentation regarding updates on new City Center Building design. (20-013)
    • Scott Henderson will update the Council about the designs for the new City Center Building, especially the Council Office and Chambers.
  3. A presentation regarding Wastewater plans. (20-014)
    • Dave Decker, Director of Public Works, will present to the Council about plans for wastewater infrastructure and management. Proper wastewater management will be a key piece in preparing for anticipated population growth, especially on the west side of Provo. The wastewater treatment facility will also be rebuilt on the current site.
  4. A discussion regarding past Council goals and objectives. (20-016)
    • The Council had identified several goals and objectives for 2019. Councilor Harding will discuss these past goals and objectives in order to frame the new goals for 2020.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on December 10, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

2:30 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601

Summary of Action


Business 

1. A presentation regarding the Pleasant View Neighborhood Plan from the collaborating student team from Brigham Young University. (19-148) Presentation only. 

Redevelopment Agency 

2. A discussion regarding the proposed project area plan and budget for the Medical School Community Reinvestment Project Area. (19-142, 19-143, and 19-144) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on December 10, 2019. 

3. A resolution designating a survey area, authorizing the preparation of a draft Community Reinvestment Project Area Plan and Budget, related to "The Mix" project, and authorizing and directing all necessary action. (19-139) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on December 10, 2019.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Agendas 101 - How to make your way around the public documents site

If you've ever watched a City Council meeting you may have heard someone refer to meeting materials and noticed Council Members looking at their tablets or phones. Most items on the meeting agenda have supporting material such as reports, research, or suggested wording. On the public documents site, where all the City Council agendas and minutes are published, you can find those meeting materials as well as minutes and materials from past meetings.




If you click on "Agenda" for the meeting you're interested in, you'll be directed to an interactive version of the meeting's agenda. Clicking on an agenda item will bring up any supporting materials in a column on the right-hand side. Click on the title of the supporting document to open it up.




Now you're ready to follow along during the Council's meetings!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on December 10, 2019


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

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
2:30 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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 Pleasant View Neighborhood Plan from the collaborating student team from Brigham Young University. (19-148)
    • This semester, Provo City staff have worked with a BYU class on the Pleasant View Neighborhood Plan. The students will present their progress to the Council. The plan will not have gone to planning commission in final form, but they are also presenting to the planning commission in the November meeting study session.
Redevelopment Agency
  1. A discussion regarding the proposed project area plan and budget for the Medical School Community Reinvestment Project Area. (19-142, 19-143, and 19-144)
    • The City and the Agency have been working towards the development of a medical school on a property formerly a part of the Provo Municipal Golf course for over two years. As part of the discussions, the City agreed to use its best efforts to create a tax increment area, now known as a Community Reinvestment Area, on the portion of the development that would be utilized for housing and not for the balance of the medical school development.
  2. A resolution designating a survey area, authorizing the preparation of a draft Community Reinvestment Project Area Plan and Budget, related to "The Mix" project, and authorizing and directing all necessary action. (19-139)
    • In order to create a Community Reinvestment Area, it is necessary to adopt a resolution by the approving body in order to meet the requirements of the Utah Legislative Code. The accompanying resolution allows us to start the process and began to create a redevelopment plan that will help pay for the sewer infrastructure upgrades the development (The Mix) will need.
Business
  1. An ordinance amending the Claim Settlement Authority Schedule in Provo City Code to correct and update Title 18 (Storm Water) and the associated design and management manual. (19-109)
    • The stormwater design manual has not been updated since 1986. This manual, along with the city stormwater management program and illicit discharge detection and elimination manual, are adopted into Title 18 by reference. The Public Works Stormwater team proposes updates to these manuals and other wording contained within Title 18.
  2. An ordinance amending Provo City Code and providing for automatic inflation adjustments. (19-149)
    • The Provo City Code has a claim settlement authority schedule that was put into place nearly 40 years ago. The figures in the schedule are badly outdated, leading to wasted employee time. The proposed ordinance seeks to rectify this problem.
  3. A resolution adopting the 2020 Council regular Meeting schedule. (19-145)
    • Each December, the Council adopts their meeting schedule for the coming year. A draft of the meeting schedule for 2020 has been presented to the Council for their consideration during the Work Meeting, and they will vote on the calendar at the Council Meeting on December 10, 2019.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on November 12, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:30 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


1. A discussion regarding voter participation areas. (19-127) Presentation only. 

2. A discussion regarding an amendment to Provo City Code regarding the disposal of certain confiscated guns and a resolution authorizing the Police Department to apply the proceeds of those sales to public interest use. (19-125 and 19-126) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on November 12, 2019. 

3. A discussion regarding affordable housing policy. (19-121) Presentation only. 

4. A discussion regarding the policy direction for the allocation of sewer connections for developments west of I-15. (19-110) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Planning Commission on November 13, 2019, and the Council Meeting on November 19, 2019.

5. A discussion regarding parking permit programs policy. (19-120) Presentation only. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on November 19, 2019


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

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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 Utah Valley University's Vision 2030 Plan. (19-124)
    • The Board of Trustees of the Utah Valley University recently approved the Vision 2030 Plan for the university. They would like to present the plan to all of the City Councils in Utah Valley.
  2. A presentation regarding the financial audit. (19-134)
    • Jeff Miles will report his findings from an audit of Provo City's finances including a discussion on carryover diversion approvals.
  3. A discussion regarding updates to the Wastewater Impact Fee Facility Plan. (19-138)
    • The Public Works Department has requested an update the Wastewater Impact fee Facility Plan (IFFP) to include the Wastewater infrastructure needs for the Medical School and the Mix projects.
  4. A presentation regarding the Utah Valley Hospital Expansion Project. (19-122)
    • Kyle Hansen is the new Administrator at Utah Valley Hospital.  He will provide an update on the Hospital Expansion Project as well as on additional services that are offered by the hospital.