Thursday, April 23, 2015

Curbside Recycling

http://utahvalley360.com/2015/04/22/provo-eyeing-weekly-recycling-pickup-1-increase/
Provo City's current recycling contract will be ending soon and the City has been evaluating several options. Public Works Director David Decker showed Council Members the estimated costs of continuing with Republic Services or switching to handling recycling pickup in-house, as well as options for changing to a weekly pickup schedule.

Decker recommended that Provo take over recycling pickups and potentially switch to a weekly schedule. Estimates show a cost savings and an improvement in customer service since the City would be directly responsible for services. Citizens have already expressed their support for weekly pickups since they are often confused by the biweekly schedule. The funding request will be presented at the May 5 Council Meeting.

How do you feel about having Provo City picking up the recycling cans? Should the recycling cans be mandatory or optional? Would you like to have weekly pickups or is biweekly enough? Share your thoughts with us.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summary of the April 21 Meetings

In the Work Session

Joint Meeting with the Parks and Recreation Board:
The Council met with the Parks and Recreation Board to discuss user fees, capital improvement projects, and the recreation, arts and parks tax. Regularly holding joint meetings with key boards and commissions is something Council Members felt would be helpful for discussing items of mutual interest.

Curbside Recycling:
Several options are being considered as Provo City's contract with Republic Service for curbside recycling services is nearing its end. The Public Works Department is recommending that recycling be handled in-house rather than renewing the contract with Republic. Costs for various options were presented in addition to a recommendation to switch from biweekly to a weekly pickup schedule. This will be presented to the Council again once more details have been determined.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Provo City Council Work Session - April 21, 2015


Agenda  (Times have been added to the ends of the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video. Our apologies for the technical difficulties on this broadcast.)

Provo Municipal Council / Parks and Recreation Board Joint Meeting - April 21, 2015


Agenda (Times have been added to the ends of the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video. Our apologies for the technical difficulties on this broadcast.)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Shake It Up

http://shakeout.org/utah/April 16, 2015, has been designated as the Great Utah Shake Out Day of Action. More than just an
earthquake drill, the Shake Out gives organizations, businesses, and individuals an opportunity to plan and practice for emergencies of all types and sizes. Provo City will be conducting some drills to get our departments ready but you don't have to do anything big to be involved. Visit the Shake Out website to see ideas for activities - developing/practicing a communications plan, holding emergency training, check on household preparedness, set up a phone/text tree, etc.

Whether you decide to do a large-scale activity or just take a five-minute break under your desk when the siren sounds, we hope you'll be part if this important event.


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Summary of the April 7 Meetings

In the Work Session

Budget:
The Mayor and City administration reported on some upcoming items for the FY2015-16 budget. Budget details are still being worked on and the FY2015-16 budget will be formally presented to the Council at the May 5 meeting.

Council Budget Committee:
Council Members discussed the Council Budget Committee recommendation for guiding principles on user fees as well as Council Budget Intent Statements. They approved a motion to further review the information over the next two weeks and provide input at the April 21 Work Session. The role and focus of the Budget Committee moving forward was also discussed. The Committee has a list of priorities to work from but will focus first on the idea of a Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) tax.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Provo City Council Work Session - April 7, 2015



Agenda  (Times have been added to the ends of the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Agendas 101 - How to make your way around the public documents site

If you've ever watched a City Council meeting you may have heard someone refer to meeting materials and noticed Council Members looking at their tablets or phones. Most items on the meeting agenda have supporting material such as reports, research, or suggested wording. On the public documents site, where all the City Council agendas and minutes are published, you can find those meeting materials as well as minutes and materials from past meetings.

public documents site

If you click on "Agenda" for the meeting you're interested in, you'll be directed to an interactive version of the meeting's agenda. Clicking on an agenda item will bring up any supporting materials in a window on the right-hand side.

public documents site

Now you're ready to follow along during the Council's meetings!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Provo Birthday Bike Ride

https://www.facebook.com/events/1554204571534464/
Join us for a bicycle ride around some of Provo’s historic locations in celebration of the city’s 166th birthday. 

Food, fun, and an Instagram contest

Begins at 6:00 pm at Pioneer Park (500 W Center) and ends at Fort Utah Park (22 N Geneva Rd)