Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Summary of the May 5 Meetings

In the Work Session

Summary of agenda items

Balanced Neighborhoods:
With the recent number of tax credit-related developments, Council Members requested information about the distribution and mix of housing types within the City and whether the City has any options regarding the disbursement of various projects and housing types. This will be a continuing discussion.

The Council also:
  • Had a discussion and review of draft outcome policies and intent statements that had been previously discussed at a Council Retreat
  • Heard a presentation by Eric Ellis, the new Utah Lake Commission Executive Director
  • Heard an update on the State Legislative items that pertain to Provo City
  • Heard a presentation on the 10-year budget forecast
  • Had further discussion on the next phase for curbside recycling in Provo as well as a report from Republic Services, the current vendor. This item was also heard at the May 5 Council Meeting.
  • Discussed a request to amend specific sections of City Code in order to clarify language regarding permitted uses and prior created lots (Citywide impact) This will be formally heard at the May 19 Council Meeting.
  • Discussed a request to amend City Code regarding recreational vehicle storage and towing impound yards in order to strike language requiring such use to be located on an arterial or collector street (Citywide impact). This will be formally heard at the May 19 Council Meeting.

In the Formal Meeting

Utah County Municipal Recreation Grant:
The Council passed a resolution authorizing the Mayor to submit an application for a Utah County Municipal Recreation Grant. The grant funding would be used to rebuild the Lions Park north stairway that was destroyed by heavy rainfall and provide some landscaping around the new well site located in the south parking lot area.

Curbside Recycling:
Provo City has decided to move the curbside recycling program to being handled in-house rather than contracting with a vendor. After receiving public input, the plan is to continue with an opt-out program but switch to a weekly pickup schedule. The current contract with Republic Service is nearing its end and preparations are being made to purchase cans and plan for the transition. Several options for the timing of that transition were discussed at the meeting and City administrators will work with Republic to determine how to best handle this.The Council passed a resolution appropriating the funding to purchase the recycling cans.

The Council also:
  • Honored Alana Olsen from the Fire Department as Employee of the Month for April 2015
  • Approved a resolution consenting to the appointment of individuals to various boards and commissions - Kristine Manwaring to the Civil Service Commission, and Fidel Montero and Mary Rasband to the Energy Board.
  • Passed a resolution tentatively adopting a proposed budget for Provo City for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. The Council now has 6 weeks to review the budget.
  • Passed a resolution tentatively adopting a proposed budget for the Provo City Storm Water Special Service District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.
  • Passed a resolution tentatively adopting a proposed budget for the Redevelopment Agency of Provo City for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.
  • Passed a resolution approving the second amendment to the real estate purchase agreement between the Redevelopment Agency and Liberty Center Associates, LLC
  • Approved a request for amendments to Sections 14.21A.070 and 14.21B.070 regarding building height in the General Downtown and Downtown Core zones. (City Wide). 

This is a general summary of the Council's meetings. For a more detailed agenda and minutes, please visit our public documents site: http://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx
Video recordings:  Work Meeting and Council Meeting


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