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regarding the disposal of certain confiscated firearms currently references portions of Utah State Code that have been repealed.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.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 29, 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
12:30 PM, Tuesday, October 29, 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.

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)
    • The proposed ordinance amendment will amend the text of Section 14.37.050 of the Provo City Code, relating to Reduction in Off-street Parking Requirements to remove the requirement of a Conditional Use Permit and to allow residential developments to apply for a reduction in off-street parking requirements based on a TDM plan approved by the Planning Commission in a Project Plan application. Planning Commission recommended approval.
Business
  1. A resolution of the Provo City Municipal Council authorizing the acceptance of a Utah State Infrastructure Bank Fund Loan for the Airport. (19-087)
    • The Public Works Department intends to apply for a $5 million State of Utah Infrastructure Bank Fund loan to front the costs of infrastructure for the new Airport Terminal. The application for the loan will be considered before the Utah Department of Transportation Commission in September. Prior to receiving funds, the Commission requires a resolution by the Council. It is anticipated that MAG funding to be programmed for 2023-2024 will be used to repay the loan.
  2. A presentation regarding the Young Single Professionals Committee. (19-115)
    • Amber Savage and Bill Hulterstrom have requested time to present to the Council about the Young Single Professionals Committee. This committee was created by Mayor Kaufusi.
  3. A discussion regarding the policy direction for the allocation of sewer connections for developments west of I-15. (19-110)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 24, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 24, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes 
May 21, 2019 Work Meeting
 Approved by unanimous consent. 

 
Business

1. A discussion regarding the carryover of certain Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget amounts
into Fiscal Year 2019-2020. (19-098) Presentation only.
 
2. A discussion regarding defining over-occupancy as a nuisance. (19-094) A motion to move
this item to a future Council Meeting was approved 6:0, with Gary Winterton excused.


3. A discussion regarding proposed amendments to Personnel Policies in Title 4. (19-082)
Presentation only. This item will be brought back to the Council on October 8, 2019.

4. A discussion regarding an improvement agreement to construct a road in the Mountain
Vista Business Center. (19-099) A motion to substitute for the implied motion a version
of the resolution that authorizes the Mayor to negotiate and execute an agreement that
reflects the deal points which have been discussed was approved 5:0, with Gary
Winterton and David Harding excused.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 8, 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, October 8, 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 west side sewer capacity and a consideration of options. (19-085)
    • The Council heard a presentation at Work Meeting on August 27 from City Staff and a presentation from the development community representing Ivory Homes and DR Horton at the September 10, 2019 Work Meeting.  The discussion centered around the wastewater capacity restraints in Provo west of I-15. During this meeting Council will receive an update from Public Works regarding updated sewer capacity projections, have a policy discussion regarding wastewater policy options that Council is willing to consider, and lay out potential options. This provides an opportunity for Council to ask questions and consider potential options for accelerating capacity expansion if elected officials would like to explore that potential.
  2. A discussion regarding a Water Conservation Plan (19-105)
    • Utah legislature passed the Utah Water Conservation Plan Act in 2004 which requires all public water systems with over 500 connections to update their water conservation plan every five years and submit it to the state.  An update to Provo City's Water Conservation Plan is due by December 31, 2019. A draft plan will be presented to the Council in this work meeting. Adoption of the final plan will be publicly noticed later this fall after comments from the State and the Council have been addressed.
  3. A presentation and discussion on the 40-Year Water Supply Plan (19-104)
    • Water in Utah is owned by the State.  The State gives people or entities the right to use water.  Anytime water is not being used, the State can declare the right to use the water forfeited and give the right to use the water to someone else.  Because Cities grow, their need for water will increase over time and so the State allows Cities to acquire and hold water rights that may not be needed at present, but will be needed in the future.  But in order to do this, the City has to show the State a need for the water. This 40-Year Water Supply Plan outlines what water Provo City has and how the City intends to use it. As previously discussed, the State Engineer is currently adjudicating  water rights (determining what water is being used) in the Provo area. This 40-Year Plan protects Provo City's rights from forfeiture during the adjudication process.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 24, 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
2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 24, 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 the carryover of certain Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget amounts into Fiscal Year 2019-2020. (19-098)
    • Provo City's Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget ordinance allows for the carryover of certain approved unused budgeted amounts into Fiscal Year 2019-2020. All unused capital improvement fund budgets may be carried into the new year. Unused budget amounts from all other funds may also be carried over into the new year with the approval of the Mayor. The purpose of this presentation is to inform the City Council of the amount and nature of the capital improvement and operating carryovers.
  2. A discussion regarding defining over-occupancy as a nuisance. (19-094)
    • Because of Council establishing zoning compliance as one of their top priorities, various ideas have been put forward for discussion. One idea is to possibly add over-occupancy to the listing in City Code for nuisances.
  3. A discussion regarding proposed amendments to Personnel Policies in Title 4. (19-082)
    • This is a continuation of a discussion from the Work Session on July 9, 2019. As the Administration was preparing for implementing changes to leave policies that were proposed with the annual budget this year, we noted a number of inconsistencies between current practices and some older provisions of the Municipal Code in Title 4. Many of the personnel provisions in Title 4 are no longer in alignment with standard personnel policies and administrative practices and are somewhat antiquated.