Friday, June 14, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 18, 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, June 18, 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.

Budget Committee
  1. Approval of minutes.
  2. A discussion regarding changes to the FY 2019-2020 Tentative Budget. (19-004)
    • Some changes have been made to the FY 2019-2020 Tentative Budget. In addition to noting these changes for the Council, John Borget will also discuss the changes to the Consolidated Fee Schedule and the new job descriptions updated after the addition of the deputy chief position in the Police Department.
Business
  1. A discussion regarding an appropriation for the Airport operating budget. (19-078)
    • The Airport would like to increase their operating budget by $60,000; $30,000 for personnel, and $30,000 for operating costs. The need for the increase in personnel is mostly being driven by overtime expenses. The Airport typically goes through this budget by September. It has been increased in the FY2020 budget as a supplemental request, but needs to be increased in FY2019 to cover what has occurred in the current year. This cost is driven by staff's requirement to have someone at the airport for every commercial flight.
    • The need for the increase in operating expenses is due to multiple other factors as well. The cost of snow removal at the airport this year was double what it was last year due to the amount of snow. They also had an unexpected one-time expenditure to receive environmental clearances for new hangar pads; the low bid received for our entry landscaping maintenance contract was much higher this year, and they also had some property appraisals done for potential land purchases. The Airport is covering the cost of this appropriation with higher-than-budgeted revenues. As of today, they are already $26,000 above budget. They are confident that with the remaining parking revenue set to come in (estimated at approximately $30,000, received in account 3832-Lease), $20,000 from Allegiant for passenger and landing fees, and $10,000 anticipated in fuel flowage fees, they will have the revenue needed to cover this appropriation.
  2. A discussion on the creation of Community and Neighborhood Services and Development Services. (19-036)
    • During the Mayor's State of the Union delivery in January 2019, she announced that the Administration would be restructuring to create two separate departments in order to provide better service delivery to residents in the form of a one stop shop for development. The two departments - Dept. of Community and Neighborhood Services and Dept. of Development Services - would be created by taking the tasks held in Economic Development, Redevelopment Agency, and then divvy up some of the services from Community Development and Public Works to get the employees for these departments. The Administration will address the Title 2 amendments necessary to formally create the Department of Community and Neighborhood Services and the Department of Development Services.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on June 4, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Redevelopment Agency


1.  A discussion regarding a resolution authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a lease agreement with Blue Sky Development to allow them to utilize parking spaces for a pending mixed-use project at 105 East Center Street. (19-070) This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 4, 2019, however a motion to continue the item was approved 7:0.

Business

2.  A discussion regarding an update to Provo City Code Title 10 making amendment to the Sewer and Water Chapters of the Title. (19-072) Presentation only. This item will be heard at a future Council Meeting.

3.  A discussion regarding the repeal of Provo City Code Section 2.60.040 (19-071) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 4, 2019.

4.  A discussion regarding an appropriation for a temporary apparatus facility during the relocation of Fire Station #2 (19-073) Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 18, 2019.

Notice to Provo City Utility Customers


NOTICE TO PROVO CITY UTILITY CUSTOMERS


State law requires that Provo City provide an annual disclosure of funds transferred from the utility enterprise funds to the General Fund.  Historically, Provo has budgeted for the transfer of 10% of utility fund revenues to the General Fund as a “dividend” to Provo taxpayers as the result of the taxpayers’ investment in the City’s utility infrastructure.  These funds are used each year to help cover the costs of important City services like police, fire, parks and recreation, and other city functions.  The utility transfer, together with franchise fees, helps keep property taxes in Provo low.  If City utility services were provided by private utility owners, these dividends would instead be paid to investor-owners.  Because Provo taxpayers are the investor-owners, these dividends are used to offset what otherwise would be a significant increase in property tax rates.  The 10% transfer totals $11,381,700 in the proposed 2020 budget.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Citizens Budget FY2020

As part of their work reviewing the proposed Provo City budget, the City Council staff have prepared a document to help Councilors and the public quickly gain an understanding of what is proposed in the budget. The Citizens Budget is a great resource for those unfamiliar with the terms used in the budget and the accounting methods the City is required to use.

https://www.provo.org/home/showdocument?id=15505
Click on the image above to see the Citizens Budget. More information about the budget process and links to the proposed Provo City budget can also be found on our website: https://www.provo.org/government/city-council/budget.


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Summary of Action | Meetings on May 21, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Business

1.  A presentation regarding the Municipal Wastewater Planning Program Annual Report. (19-064)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on May 21, 2019.

2.  A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
Presentation only.
 
3.  A presentation on the Human Resources Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
Presentation only.

4.  A presentation regarding an appropriation of $119,238 in the Airport Fund and $775,000 in the Water Resources Fund, applying to fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. (19-061) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on May 21, 2019.
 
5.  A presentation regarding code enforcement. (19-065) Presentation only.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 4, 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, June 4, 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.

Redevelopment Agency
  1. A discussion regarding a resolution authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a lease agreement with Blue Sky Development to allow them to utilize parking spaces for a pending mixed-use project at 105 East Center Street. (19-070)
    • Blue Sky Development is planning a mixed use development at the corner of Center Street and 100 East. They will park their residential tenants but need assistance parking their commercial tenants and are requesting the use of some of the Agency's spaces in the Wells Fargo tower.
Business
  1. A discussion regarding an update to Provo City Code Title 10 making amendment to the Sewer and Water Chapters of the Title. (19-072)
    • Changes to Title 10 - Water Resources Chapters 10.02 (Water Service - General Provisions), 10.03 (Sewer Service - General Provisions), and 10.04 (Pre-treatment Program). These changes update the code to create consistency with the development guidelines and comply with State and Federal regulations.
  2. A discussion regarding the repeal of Provo City Code Section 2.60.040 (19-071)
    • This section of the code reflects historic procedures in the Council office that predated the current use of technology to facilitate publication of meeting materials.
  3. A discussion regarding an appropriation for a temporary apparatus facility during the relocation of Fire Station #2 (19-073)
    • When the new Fire Station is being built the Fire Department is going to be temporarily relocated during that time. They have a location they'll be leasing for living quarters for the firefighters and intended to lease the location for the fire apparatus. However, when they ran the numbers, they found the cost for leasing the apparatus during this time to be near what it would cost to purchase outright. They believe they can re-use this temporary facility for apparatus storage and move it to the Public Works Fleet Management and re-assemble for apparatus storage.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on May 21, 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, May 21, 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 Municipal Wastewater Planning Program Annual Report. (19-064)
    • Each year the City must update a self-assessment regarding the sewer collection and treatment system for submission to the State as part of our sewer discharge permit.
  2. A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
    • Revenue and reinvestment from the Recreation Center are key pieces of the Provo City Budget. Scott Henderson, the Director of Parks and Recreation, will present to the Council about how the Recreation Center affects the budget. FISCAL IMPACT: $413,646 will be provided for the maintenance of the Recreation Center and equipment, with unused funds moved forward for future use. The Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) tax is expected to generate approximately $1.325 million in FY2020 for recreation and arts projects.
  3. A presentation on the Human Resources Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
    • The Budget Highlights for FY 2020 listed several changes that affect personnel budgets, including merit increases (2.5%), market adjustments, retirement increases, insurance increases (4.5%), and parental leave. The presentation will explain the changes and the anticipated affect on the budget.
  4. A presentation regarding an appropriation of $119,238 in the Airport Fund and $775,000 in the Water Resources Fund, applying to fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. (19-061)
    • This resolution corrects an omission in the Airport revenue bond interest budget funded from fund balance in the amount of $98,238. It also increases the budget for $21,000 in airport security fencing also from fund balance in the Airport fund. The resolution also increases funding in the water fund by $500,000 for water reuse studies, $75,000 for airport contract services, and $200,000 for well development which is funded from higher than anticipated utility rate revenue.
  5. A presentation regarding code enforcement. (19-065)
    • For FY 2016, the Council approved funding for two additional Code Compliance Officer positions. For FY 2017, the Council adopted the Zoning Disclosure requirement. This presentation will compare data gathered to show the effect the changes have had on code enforcement.