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
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PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:30 pm, Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.
A discussion regarding the appointment of City Constable. (21-111)
The state code made some changes in 2019 regarding the nominating process for appointing a constable and moving the responsibility to the legislative body. Looking at the code it appears that even though the members of the commission are defined by statute, it must be “the legislative body of a city of the first or second class” that establishes the nominating commission. Furthermore, the entire commission needs to “review each applicant’s credentials.” We are asking the Council to establish the nominating commission, including having them select which Councilor, which judge (it doesn’t have to be our Justice Court judge) and which private citizen serve on the commission. Then the entire body needs to review all the data and make a recommendation to the Council. Alternatively, 17-25a-3 allows currently appointed constables to be reappointed (for a six year term rather than four) without the nominating commission even being involved. An option the Council could consider would be for Administration to bring a request for reappointment to the Council. Included is a recommendation from Judge Romney and ReAnnun Newton on reappointing Bob Conner and the City Constable.
A presentation from the Housing Committee regarding an ordinance change for ADU’s. (21-112)
During the 2021 Utah Legislative Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 82 (HB 82) which requires cities in Utah to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in more of their primarily residential-zoned areas. Most cities are required to allow ADUs in at least 75 percent (75%) of the area zoned primarily for residential uses; however, because Provo is home to a major university, it is only required to have a minimum of 33 percent (33%) of the areas primarily zoned for residential allow ADUs. Provo currently allows accessory apartments in approximately 20 percent (20%) of the areas zoned primarily for residential uses, therefore, at a minimum, must allow an additional 13 percent (13%) area where ADUs are permitted.
A presentation regarding the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update - Recommendations and Implementation. (21-046)
Provo Parks & Recreation has been working with Pros Consulting for over a year on this Master Plan update. Multiple public presentations have been held and feedback received in the preparation of this updated plan. Pros Consulting will give a virtual presentation of the final draft of the updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan at this work session. Discussion and recommendations from Council will be received and final adoption of the Plan is scheduled to be presented in the Council Meeting on December 14.