In the Work Session
Composting and Green Waste:
As of December 1, 2015, composting services were ended by the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District, which Provo belongs to. David Decker, Provo City's Public Works Director, updated the Council on the options they are looking into for the future of green waste and composting in Provo. Factors in the decision are the expense of machinery, transportation costs, disposing of unsold compost and unused green waste, and limitations on adding bio solids to the green waste. Public Works will return to the Council at a future date with options and recommendations.
Franklin Neighborhood Plan:
The Franklin Neighborhood has been meeting with planners from the Community Development Department to develop a vision for the future of their neighborhood. The Planning Commission recommended approval with a condition that the proposed LDR zone on 100 South between 1000 West and 600 West be removed from the future land use map. An important clarification was made during the discussion on this plan. The desires of neighborhood residents heavily influence the neighborhood master plans but the plans submitted to the Planning Commission and then to the City Council are ultimately the recommendations of Community Development staff and the City Council has the final say on approving them.