Monday, October 22, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 23, 2018

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://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
3:30 PM, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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 public comments received from the Draft Environmental Assessment and an update on the Final Environmental Assessment preparation for the proposed Land and Water Conversion Fund property conversion (17-036)
    • The public comment period was reopened for the draft environmental assessment for the Timp-Kiwanis Bounous property conversion. This is an update on the public comments received. It will be formally heard at the November 13 Council meeting.
  2. A discussion on the proposed language for the resolution supporting housing affordability in Utah County (18-070)
    • Council reviewed an affordable housing resolution from the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce at the September 25 work meeting and wanted to consider additional revisions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mayor and Council Clarify Details on Bond


In August, the Municipal Council passed a resolution providing for a local special bond election for the purposes of “acquiring, constructing, and equipping in the downtown are a new police and fire headquarters, emergency dispatch center, and city hall.” As Provo residents have sought to understand the reasons for and parameters around the Provo Police, Fire, and City Facilities Bond, the Council and Mayor worked to answer questions particular to the location of the new facilities.

At the work meeting on October 9, Mayor Kaufusi and Council members discussed the options for locating new facilities downtown and issued this statement:

The Mayor and Municipal Council of Provo presently and firmly intend to build the new police, fire, and city building on the same block as the current city building, but at the west end of the block, along 500 West.  

While we’re open to other locations in Provo’s downtown and will take a careful look at meaningful opportunities, only a truly great alternative would entice us away from our present plan. 

We are excited for the opportunity to bring new businesses, attractions, and vitality to Center Street once the current city building is gone. We look forward to exploring these possibilities in the near future.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 9, 2018

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://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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 on a conservation easement for Rock Canyon (17-085)
    • The Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance has presented the idea of placing a conservation easement on Rock Canyon to preserve the property’s natural habitat in the future. Brian Jones from Legal will update the Council on what is included in the current easement draft, and then Doug Robins from Parks and Recreation will present an alternative proposal. Afterwards, Erik Davis and Ginger Woolley from the Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance will respond.
  2. A discussion on a Council Intent Statement regarding the City Center location and the use of land in the downtown Provo area (18-093)
    • This is meant to convey Council’s intent regarding the proposed new facilities.
  3. A presentation on recommendations regarding a budget committee (18-075)
    • Since January 2018, the Council’s Budget and Audit Committee has not met, partially because members of the Council have been satisfied with budget explanations from the Administration, and partially because the Mayor’s Office, as the fulfillment of a campaign promise, put together an ad hoc committee to make recommendations regarding the composition and function of a citizens’ budget committee. In other words, there was a committee in place whose purpose was to research and discuss budget committees. This is a continuation of the discussion from the September 25 Council work meeting.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 25, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:00 PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 

Approval of Minutes
  • August 16, 2018 Joint Meeting with the Provo School Board
  • September 11, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business

1.  A presentation on recommendations regarding a budget committee (18-075) Presentation only. Council requested that staff distribute the committee recommendation from the Administration for review. This item will be scheduled for the October 9, 2018 Work Meeting for further Council discussion.

2.  A discussion regarding the Salt Lake Chamber's Affordable Housing Resolution (18-070)
A motion to move the resolution as amended to the October 9, 2018 Council Meeting agenda was approved 7:0.

3.  A discussion regarding public comments received from the Draft Environmental Assessment and an update on the Final Environmental Assessment preparation for the proposed Land and Water Conversion Fund property conversion (17-036) Presentation only.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 25, 2018


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://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Joint Meeting with Energy Board
12:00 PM, Monday, September 25, 2018
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
Business
  • A discussion on SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis for strategic planning
  • A discussion on reliability
  • A discussion on time-of-use rates
  • A discussion on resources and Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA)
Adjournment


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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 on recommendations regarding a budget committee (18-075)
    • Since January 2018, the Council’s Budget and Audit Committee has not met, partially because members of the Council have been satisfied with budget explanations from the Administration, and partially because the Mayor’s Office, as the fulfillment of a campaign promise, put together an ad hoc committee to make recommendations regarding the composition and function of a citizens’ budget committee. In other words, there was a committee in place whose purpose was to research and discuss budget committees. Administration will present the recommendations regarding the citizens’ budget committee.
  2. A discussion regarding the Salt Lake Chamber's Affordable Housing Resolution (18-089)
    • Brynn Mortensen, Public Policy Analyst with the Salt Lake Chamber, came to the August 7 Work Meeting and presented on issues that Provo City could address, including information on the way we handle land use and housing policy at the local level. She presented the research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, which included actionable steps that cities, towns and counties can take to examine their housing policies and make a difference.
    • The Affordable Housing Resolution is the next step that the Salt Lake Chamber is asking cities to take. They have indicated there will be a public list of cities that approve the resolution and include those that did not approve the resolution. Thus far, there have been three passed in the state at the local level: Draper City, Farmington City, and Box Elder County.
    • At the September 18 Housing Committee meeting, the Committee discussed the action steps and proposed making slight amendments to the wording and gave general consensus based on this recommendation.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 11, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 

Approval of Minutes
  • June 5, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 6, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 7, 2018 Work Meeting
  • August 21, 2018 Joint Meeting with the Provo Airport Board
  • August 21, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business

1.  An update on the Provo City Bond Election (18-073)
A motion to approve the ‘for’ statement with any minor grammatical adjustments necessary was approved 5:0, with Councilors David Sewell and George Handley excused.

2.  A presentation on Sewer Infrastructure (17-131)
A motion to signal to Public Works that the Council is interested in exploring the possibility of a $120 million loan from the Utah State Division of Water Quality was approved 7:0.

3.  A discussion on equipment for fire station diesel emissions (18-087)(18-081) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the September 25, 2018 Council Meeting.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 11, 2018



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://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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 on Sewer Infrastructure (17-131)
  2. A discussion on Fire Station diesel emissions (18-087)
    • Each of Provo’s Fire Stations is equipped with a mechanical system which removes diesel emissions created by the various fire engines and vehicles. Several stations throughout the City have failing systems, which have resulted in costly repairs over the last two years. Facilities and the Fire Department have explored new systems which would be less expensive and more reliable. Fire Chief Jim Miguel will present and share a request for an appropriation which would come to a future Council meeting for approval.