Monday, June 27, 2016

Summary of the June 21 Meetings

In the Work Session

Your Utah, Your Future
Envision Utah presented the results of their Your Utah, Your Future Vision for 2050. After two years of work and input from over 400 stakeholders and experts as well as more than 52,000 Utahns, this provides a picture of what Utah can be like in 2050 with a road map of how to get there. Utah's population is projected to nearly double in population in the next 35 years. This growth will affect quality of life, environment, economy, and communities. Click the link above for the project website. You can also download the results as a PDF.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summary of the June 7 Meetings

In the Work Session

Sanitation Updates
An update on sanitation services was presented. Since Provo City began curbside recycling pickup in November 2015, 1,458 tons have been taken to the transfer station. Currently 10,571 recycling cans are being billed. Provo City began handling green waste in 2016 and 7,500 tons of green waste (6,000 from curbside and 1,500 from drop-offs) have been collected so far. The supply of compost is sold out for this year.

Utility Rate Increases
As part of the review of the proposed city budget Council asked for a comparison of raising utility rates over seven years in comparison to over five years. Rate increases are expected to address infrastructure needs. The challenge has been to fix existing deficiencies and plan for future projects without the use of bonding. Although the funding needs can be accomplished in a seven-year plan, the fund balance would drop significantly for four of the seven years. That would be a problem if emergencies arose.

Provo Bicycle Collective Moves to Joaquin Neighborhood

After seeing the large turnout supporting the Provo Bicycle Collective at the June 7 Council meeting we reached out to learn more about the Collective's plan to move from the Dixon Neighborhood to the Joaquin Neighborhood. Director Austin Taylor shared his thoughts and some photos from the big move.

"Provo Bicycle Collective has been operating for five years out of a glorified storage unit. With the recent implementation of a hired director and more trained staff, our services have expanded beyond what our old building could handle and demand was growing so much that there was not enough room for all those who wanted to volunteer or work on their bikes.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Special Meeting Scheduled to Review Budget

Council will be holding a special work meeting on June 16 to do more in-depth work on reviewing the proposed FY2017 Provo City Budget. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am and will be held in the City Conference Room on the third floor of the City Center Building. Space is limited, but the public is welcome to attend. The meeting will be broadcast live on this blog and the video will be available afterward for on-demand viewing.

You are invited to share your feedback with the Council or to submit questions you might have. If you want to contact Council members directly, their information is on our website. Questions and comments can also be submitted using the form below. Those will be compiled and shared with Council on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016