Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Upcoming UDOT Projects in Provo

At the beginning of March, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is scheduled to begin two different projects in Provo. A UDOT representative gave a presentation at the February 19 Council meeting about these upcoming projects and how they are getting the word out to residents in the area.

BULLDOG BOULEVARD - Construction will begin March 4 and continue for about six months. Watch for changing traffic configurations and lane closures during this time.

500 WEST - Construction will begin March 4 and continue for about 18 months. This will be on the segment of Provo's 500 West from 800 North to 500 South and will be upgrading aging infrastructure. All traffic from 300 South to 800 North will be moved to the center of the road and reduced to one lane in each direction. Watch for additional changes as the project progresses.


























Neighborhood Chairs in the affected areas will be receiving updates. You can also sign up for email updates from UDOT. Here are more ways to find information and ask questions:

500 West Updates
HOTLINE: 385-250-0606
EMAIL: provo500w@utah.gov
WEBSITE: udot.utah.gov/go/provo500w

Bulldog Boulevard Updates
HOTLINE: 888-966-6624
EMAIL: provobulldogblvd@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.provo.org/bulldog

Twitter:  @UDOTRegionThree
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/utahdot/


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on February 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
2:30 PM, Tuesday, February 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.

Approval of Minutes
  1. Several sets of minutes from previous meetings are ready to be approved
Budget Committee
  1. A presentation on Administrative Services and potential budget requests. (19-004)
    • Administrative Services will (1) report on how its operations contribute to City goals and objectives, and (2) identify potential budget needs for the department.
Business
  1. A discussion regarding an appropriation for additional Police Department expenses. (19-019)
    • For the events surrounding the death of Officer Shinners, there were a number of expenses incurred by the Police Department beyond their normal operations that amount to just over $26,000 in expenses. This is a request to cover these expenses instead of using existing Police Department budget funds.
  2. A discussion regarding an appropriation for the Provo Police, Fire & City Facilities Bond. (19-021)
    • Work has already begun on the process for building a new city center and this budget will enable Provo City to begin to pay for property acquisition, architects, and construction of the projects. This amount is above the bond issuance total because it includes a 2% premium to cover issuance costs and expected interest gained through holding the bond proceeds. The appropriation is for $72,597,691 in General Services, and $240,000 in debt service.
  3. A discussion on a proposed appropriation for the Airport Bond payment. (19-020)
    • The Airport Sales Tax Revenue Bonds issued in FY2018 included a period of capitalized interest where payments of interest are made from the bond proceeds themselves. During this period, only interest payments are made. Because the bond proceeds fund these payments, they were unintentionally excluded from the budgeting process when developing the FY2019 budget. The interest payments in FY2019 amount to $196,475. The request before the Council is now to appropriate the $196,475 in the airport fund to rectify this oversight
  4. A discussion on a proposed expansion of the Provo City Airport
    • The City has submitted a request for appropriation to the Utah State Legislature for $9 million in funding for a new 40,000 square foot, phase one terminal with four gates. The long term plan is to expand the terminal to 70,000 square feet and accommodate ten gates via the addition of two wings. The terminal will have TSA screening and baggage claim areas. PVU (the airport code for Provo) has secured matching grant funds from the FAA for an apron and the City has put together a project worth $41,710,000 with the project including grants, capital improvement projects (utilities), interdepartmental loans. The City is also seeking $4,298,000 from another source to be determined to complete the project funding.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on February 5, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes
1.  January 10, 2019 Legislative Breakfast
All minutes approved by unanimous consent. 

Business

2. A discussion on items related to the Wastewater Treatment Plant site and process selection (18-052) Presentation only.

3. A discussion regarding an agreement between Provo City and West Union Canal Company
regarding water rights (19-025) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the
Council Meeting on February 5, 2019.


4. A discussion on the proposed Storm Drain Master Plan (18-102) Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 19, 2019.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

5. A discussion on an ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately 0.98 acres of real property, generally located at 672 South 1600 West, from Agriculture (A1.1) to Single-
Family Residential (R1.10). Sunset Neighborhood. (17-0019) Presentation only. This item was
already scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 5, 2019.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on January 22, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes
1.  September 25, 2018 Joint Meeting with Energy Board
2.  September 25, 2018 Work Meeting
All minutes approved by unanimous consent. 

Business

3.  A Quarterly Financial Report on the 1st Quarter of FY 2018-2019. (19-007) Presentation only.

4.  A discussion on the issuance of up to $69,000,000 of general obligation bonds for the purpose of financing Fire, Police, and City Facilities and related matters. (19-014) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the January 22 Council Meeting.

5.  A semi-annual report from the Sustainability Committee. (19-016) Presentation only.

6.  A discussion on an appropriation for the Urban Deer Program. (18-061) A motion to amend the resolution for the implied motion from $20,000 to $10,500 for the lethal portion of the program only was approved 7:0. This item was already scheduled for the January 22 Council Meeting.
 
7.  A presentation on the Provo Airport and potential budget requests. (19-004) Presentation only.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

8.  A discussion for a request to rezone approximately 14 acres, generally located at 2300 N University Parkway, from Regional Shopping Center (SC3) to Interim Transit Oriented Development (ITOD). Carterville Neighborhood. (PLRZ20180406) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the January 22 Council Meeting.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on February 5, 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
12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 5, 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.

Approval of Minutes
  1. Approval of Minutes for the January 10, 2019 Legislative Breakfast
Business
  1. A discussion on items related to the Wastewater Treatment Plant site and process selection (18-052)
    • After receiving low interest loan authorization from the State, Public Works is returning to the Council with recommendations on the location of the future plant and the treatment process to be used.
  2. A discussion regarding an agreement between Provo City and West Union Canal Company regarding water rights (19-025)
    • West Union Canal Company owns water rights that are used to provide shareholders with untreated water for irrigation and other uses. The company has decided to distribute some of its assets. Provo City is one of the shareholders and the Council is being asked to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement to surrender company stock in exchange for water rights.
  3. A discussion on the proposed Storm Drain Master Plan (18-102)

Affordable Housing Resolution

A RESOLUTION REGARDING A PLEDGE TO CONSIDER HOUSING AFFORDABILITY ISSUES AND TO IDENTIFY MEASURES TO BE TAKEN TO ADDRESS UTAH’S HOUSING NEEDS ACROSS THE STATE AND IN PROVO CITY. (18-070)

WHEREAS, Utah’s population growth is among the highest in the nation, the result of a strong economy, larger family sizes, and high quality of life measures; and

WHEREAS, the developable land in Utah’s most populated valleys is rapidly disappearing; and

WHEREAS, research conducted by the University of Utah has shown that for the first time in 40 years Utah has had more new households than new housing units provided, resulting in a housing shortage that is contributing to housing costs that financially strain many Utah families who are struggling to meet their housing needs; and

WHEREAS, since 2011 this “housing gap,” or shortage of housing, is estimated to be above 50,000 units and growing each year, even as Utah led the nation, in percentage terms, in housing construction last year; and

WHEREAS, "housing affordability" means the ability of a household to occupy a housing unit while paying no more than 30% of the household's income for gross housing costs, including utilities; and

Friday, January 18, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on January 22, 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, January 22, 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.

Approval of Minutes
  1. September 25, 2018 Joint Meeting with Energy Board
  2. September 25, 2018 Work Meeting
Business
  1. A Quarterly Financial Report on the 1st Quarter of FY 2018-2019. (19-007)
    • With the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018, the Finance Division has put a report together showing how expenditures and revenue collection compares to projections. The presentation will provide an opportunity for the Council to receive the information and ask questions.
  2. A discussion on the issuance of up to $69,000,000 of general obligation bonds for the purpose of financing Fire, Police, and other City Facilities and related matters. (19-014)
    • The issuance of bonds was approved by voters in November 2018. The bonds will be sold on the morning of Tuesday, January 22.
  3. A semi-annual report from the from the Sustainability Committee. (19-016)
    • The Sustainability Committee has been active in their efforts within Provo. They have recently hired a new full-time Parking and Sustainability Coordinator, Austin Taylor, who also serves as the Committee's executive secretary. Other recent initiatives include collaboration with Provo Energy Department and Utah Municipal Power Agency, improving air quality, improving energy-efficiency in local buildings, recycling education, and land use.