Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Summary of the October 21 City Council Meeting

In the Work Session

2015 City Council Priorities:
Priorities and goals for the 2015 calendar year are still being determined. Each Council Member will submit their suggestions before the next Work Meeting.

Villages at Celebration Development Agreement:
The Council reviewed a request to allow a change to the preliminary development layout for the Villages at Celebration (now named Broadview Shores) Development Agreement. The Council has asked that a neighborhood (Lakeview North) meeting be held to review the changes and allow for neighborhood feedback.

UVRMC Campus Expansion:
Two items were referred by the Planning Commission concerning IHC Health Services' UVRMC campus expansion in the North Park Neighborhood. IHC shared their plans for the look and function of the campus. The master plan for this project will be reviewed in the next Work Meeting and the Council will vote on the items in their November 11 meeting.

The Council also:
  • Heard a presentation from Wayne Parker, Chief Administrative Officer, on impact fees and how they are determined.
  • Received an update on a proposed City flag. The design will be voted on by the Council in the November 11 meeting.
  • Approved an internal governance policy about Council interaction with City advisory boards.
  • Evaluated and approved an internal governance policy on how Council Members get an item on the meeting agenda.
  • Heard a briefing on the Provo Accelerated Project. A community forum on this project is being held on Tuesday, October 28, at 6:00 pm at the Provo Recreation Center.
  • Heard a presentation on the proposed North State Street Community Development Area.

In the Formal Meeting

Redevelopment Agency Director:
The Mayor has appointed David Walter as Provo City's new Redevelopment Agency Director. Council Members unanimously consented to his appointment and designated him as the certifying officer as required by HUD.

The Council also:
  • Honored Sharon Kuttler as Provo City's September Employee of the Month.
  • Enjoyed a preview from the Covey Center's production of "Much Ado About Zombies."
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the Police Department to donate to the Provo Bicycle Collective those recovered bicycles that are unclaimed and no longer needed for evidence.
  • Denied a request for an amendment to an ordinance regarding street frontage or minimum lot area requirements for lots owned by a public entity or a public or private utility.
  • Amended an ordinance regarding fire code and cul-de-sacs to bring it into alignment with another ordinance in the City Code.