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.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on November 12, 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
1:30 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 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 discussion regarding voter participation areas. (19-127)
    • State statute amendments regarding initiatives and referenda (see UCA 20A-7-401.3) have created something called “voter participation areas.” In order to get an initiative or referendum on the ballot, one must show a certain level of interest across the city to prove that it is not a neighborhood or regional issue. In addition to needing to get a certain threshold of signatures city-wide, a sponsor must also meet signature thresholds in at least 75% of the voter participation areas. Cities with council districts that are not at-large may use those districts as voter participation areas. Otherwise, they must create eight voter participation areas that meet certain criteria. If the Council chooses to create the eight voter participation areas rather than use the city's council districts, they must either act immediately or wait until 2022.
  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)
    • Provo City Code Section 9.01.040 (Lost and Stolen Property: Disposition) regarding the disposal of certain confiscated firearms currently references portions of Utah State Code that have been repealed. This proposed ordinance would update those code references and bring the City's code into compliance with state law.This resolution partners with the ordinance in the previous item to update Provo City Code regarding the disposal of firearms. Rather than requiring the Police Department to seek approval for how to use the proceeds of each sale of certain confiscated firearms, this resolution would direct the Department to apply all proceeds to public interest use as directed in Utah Code Section 24-3-103.5(3)(a). The Department plans to apply the proceeds to the training and supplies budget.
  3. A discussion regarding affordable housing policy. (19-121)
    • The Housing Committee has discussed different methods of providing affordable housing and improving housing affordability and are ready to present some of the policy options for further Council feedback and direction.
  4. A discussion regarding the policy direction for the allocation of sewer connections for developments west of I-15. (19-110)
    • This discussion follows presentations and discussions on the topic in two Work Meetings on October 8, August 27, September 10, and October 8, 2019.

Summary of Action | Meetings on October 29, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:30 PM, Tuesday, October 29, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes 
August 27, 2019 Work Meeting
September 10, 2019 Work Meeting
September 24, 2019 Work Meeting
 Approved by unanimous consent. 

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

1. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding Planning Commission approval of
reductions in required parking, including for multi-family residential uses. City-wide
application. (PLOTA20190289) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for
the Council Meeting on October 29, 2019.


Business

2. A resolution of the Provo City Municipal Council authorizing the acceptance of a Utah
State Infrastructure Bank Fund Loan for the Airport. (19-087). Presentation only. This
item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on October 29, 2019.


3. A presentation regarding the Young Single Professionals Committee. (19-115) Continued.

4. A discussion regarding the policy direction for the allocation of sewer connections for
developments west of I-15. (19-110) A motion to proceed with the next steps as proposed
was approved 5:0, with David Sewell and David Harding excused.


5. A discussion regarding a potential Sensitive Lands ordinance amendment. (19-117) A
motion to move forward with developing a draft of an ordinance that is inspired by or
drawn from the best elements of the FCOZ (Salt Lake County’s Foothills and Canyon
Overlay Zone) for the Council to look at in the future, and to move forward with creating
the neighborhood plan was approved 5:0, with David Sewell and David Harding excused.

Summary of Action | Meetings on October 8, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:30 PM, Tuesday, October 8, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

 
Business

1.  A discussion regarding west side sewer capacity and a consideration of options. (19-085) A motion to commit to being willing to look at the opportunities to accelerate development of the master lift station failed 3:4, with Kay Van Buren, David Harding, David Knecht, and George Handley opposed.

2. A discussion regarding a Water Conservation Plan (19-105) Presentation only.

3. A presentation and discussion on the 40-Year Water Supply Plan (19-104) Presentation only.