Thursday, April 18, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on April 23, 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
Joint Meeting with Transportation Mobility Advisory Committee
12:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
Business
  • An update from TMAC on the Transportation Master Plan process
  • A general update on TMAC projects and the committee's work
  • A discussion on e-scooters
  • Additional discussion of items of mutual interest as time allows
Adjournment


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 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 proposed changes to the Parking Enforcement Fee Structure. (19-046)
    • A new fee structure is proposed to comply with Utah Legislature HB0336 which modified the assessment of late fees for violations and will cause the City to be out of compliance as of July 1st, 2019. Also, an increase is proposed for all violation fees to cover expected Parking Enforcement operations costs.
    • Parking Enforcement started the transition to become a stand alone function separate from Police and was officially under the oversight of the Customer Service Department in December of 2017. After a full year of analyzing the operations of Parking Enforcement, including staffing, rebranding, equipment, establishing routes, etc., as well as identifying potential immediate and future needs for the enforcement effort, an operating costs versus revenue analysis was completed. An increase in our current operating budget and the budget for the next few years will be necessary. A one-time increase of 25% for each violation fee is proposed.
  2. A discussion about the review of the Urban Deer Program. (19-147)
    • In 2016, the City began an urban deer control program that will end on August 1, 2019. The Council has the opportunity to evaluate the program and determine whether to continue it. Public feedback was gathered on Open City Hall.

Summary of Action | Meetings on April 9, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Approval of Minutes
December 11, 2018 Work Meeting
January 31, 2019 Joint Meeting with Orem Council
February 19, 2019 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business
1.  A discussion regarding the proposed Conservation Easement for the Rock Canyon trailhead (17-085) Presentation only.

2.  A presentation from the Parks and Recreation Department and the Redevelopment Agency regarding creation of a redevelopment area near the East Bay Golf Course. (19-041) A motion to place this item on the agenda on the Council Meeting on April 23, 2019 was approved 7:0.

3.  A discussion on the street right-of-way typical cross-sections and their use in the Transportation Master Plan update (19-040) A motion to bring the street cross sections to a future Council Meeting after going to the Planning Commission was approved 7:0.

4.  A continued discussion regarding proposed organizational changes. (19-036) Discussion only.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on April 9, 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, April 9, 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 proposed Conservation Easement for the Rock Canyon trailhead (17-085)
    • Provo City has partnered with the Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance (RCPA) for several years to protect and preserve sensitive lands at the mouth of Rock Canyon. The RCPA has raised funds from local residents and contributed a 50/50 match to the City purchase of 18.75 acres from the Lichtey family. This conservation easement memorializes an ongoing commitment to preserve and manage the site  in an environmentally sustainable fashion.
  2. A presentation from the Parks and Recreation Department and the Redevelopment Agency regarding creation of a redevelopment area near the East Bay Golf Course. (19-041)
    • This topic was discussed at the Municipal Council's Joint Meeting with the Provo City School Board. The discussion centers around the tax increment that will be derived from the housing associated with the Noorda Rocky Mountain School of Medicine. The Parks and Recreation Department suggested the expansion of the Redevelopment Area to take tax increment to pay for a new golf facility they plan to build near the driving range. The topic will be introduced by the Parks and Recreation, with further discussion and information to be presented by Redevelopment.
  3. A discussion on the street right-of-way typical cross-sections and their use in the Transportation Master Plan update (19-040)
    • Public Works has contracted with Parametrix to update the Transportation Master Plan, which was last updated in 2013. This purpose of this presentation is to present the street right-of-way typical cross sections currently being used in that update and receive any feedback from the City Council. This information has been presented to the Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee (TMAC) and the Planning Commission and their feedback has been incorporated. Once the cross sections are set, Parametrix can move forward with the draft master plan for eventual Council adoption.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on March 19, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 19, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Approval of Minutes
November 27, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.
 
Budget Committee

 
1.  A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget requests. (19-004) Presentation only.

2.  A discussion regarding the Provo City Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2019-2020 (part 1 of 2). (19-035) Presentation only.

Business
 
3.  A presentation from the Administration about proposed organizational changes. (19-036)
Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for a future Work Meeting.

4.  A discussion regarding a proposed ordinance amendment prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits from commercial animal establishments (19-030) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on March 19, 2019.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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

Budget Committee
  1. A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget requests. (19-004)
    • The Parks and Recreation Department will (1) report on how its operations contribute to City goals and objectives, and (2) identify potential budget needs for the department.
  2. A discussion regarding the the Provo City Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2019-2020 (part 1 of 2). (19-035)
    • The document and the presentation will lay out the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) for each department. Information for each item includes a description of the project, funding status (funded, partially funded, unfunded), funding sources, cost elements, the projected budget through FY 2023-2024, which city goals are furthered, and an estimate of the general impact on operating budgets
Business
  1. A presentation from the Administration about proposed organizational changes. (19-036)
    • Following an extensive review of the effectiveness of the city organizational structure and processes, the Mayor wants to make several changes to streamline and improve development review processes and better align the city to improve the development experience. Three areas are proposed: 1) create a new Department of Development Services, 2) create a "one-stop shop" for development review processes, and 3) revamp the Coordinators' Review Council (CRC).

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on March 5, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Business

1.  A discussion on the Economic Development Impact that has been produced through Parks and Recreation efforts (19-031) Presentation only.

2.  A discussion concerning House Bill 324 which proposes raising the minimum age for tobacco purchase and other alternatives available to Provo City (19-029) A motion to amend the implied motion to include the language suggested was approved 6:0, with Councilor Gary Winterton excused. This item was already scheduled for the March 5, 2019 Council Meeting.

3.  A discussion regarding a proposed ordinance amendment prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits from commercial animal establishments (19-030) Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for the Work and Council Meetings on March 19, 2019.

4.  A discussion regarding the Provo City Parking goals and objectives (19-018) Presentation only.

5.  A discussion on an ordinance to correct inconsistencies and provide clarification regarding boards and commissions in Provo City Code Title 2 (19-033) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on March 5, 2019.

6.  A discussion on Council work efforts (19-032) A motion to create an ad hoc Election Code Committee, with the mission statement: "Review Provo City's current election code with Provo City election officials and propose updates and changes to better address and balance interests of campaign finance transparency, donor privacy, code clarity, and ballot access," and with David Harding as Chair and George Stewart as Vice-Chair was approved 6:0, with Councilor Gary Winterton excused.

The Economic Impacts of Parks and Recreation

The benefits of Provo City's parks and recreation facilities have a broader impact than most people realize. Scott Henderson, Parks and Recreation Director, recently gave a presentation to the Provo City Council on the economic benefits to the area based on patrons and customers using those facilities. Those benefits often include hotel stays, dining out, and retail purchases in Provo.

The Covey Center for the Arts is a regional performance venue that regularly attracts visitors to Provo. There were 228 ticket performances in 2018, with 74,665 tickets sold. In addition to the more than $800,000 in ticket revenues generated, the Center was also used for free performances, rehearsal time, and classes. They estimate over 100,000 visitors came to downtown Provo because of the Covey Center and a survey estimated that patrons spend $1.9 million at Provo eating establishments annually.

East Bay Golf Course hosts more than just golf events. The annual BYU Fall XC Classic involves 110 teams and brings in $1 million in economic impact spending. The recent NCAA Cross Country Championships brought in 40 teams and the economic impact was over $1 million. Golf events like the WCC Championships and State High School Golf Championships have economic spending impacts of half a million dollars per event. The Provo Open Tournament generates $100,000 of community spending every June.