Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summary of the July 5 Meetings

In the Work Session

Duncan Aviation
Duncan Aviation, an aircraft maintenance company, first opened its doors in Provo in 2010. It's planned expansion was put on hold by the economic downturn, but the company is now ready to move forward. The proposed new expansion will add up to 700 jobs and bring an estimated $50 million in capital investment to the state over the next 15 years at a site near the Provo Airport. Utilities and infrastructure are needed to facilitate this expansion and Council is considering options for funding those improvements. Provo City administration will bring funding options and recommendations to the July 19 work meeting.

The Council also:
  • Discussed a proposed ordinance on the keeping of swine and requested a change in the language before it is formally heard at the July 19 meeting
  • Discussed the potential creation of a Parkway Plaza Redevelopment Area. This will be formally heard at the July 19 meeting.
  • Discussed and approved changes to some Council committees
  • Discussed and approved updates to the explanatory text for the 2016 Council Priorities. These are posted on the Council's website.
  • Heard a status update on potential regulation of commercial trampoline gym facilities

In the Formal Meeting

Sherwood Hills Neighborhood:
Richard Pratt, Sherwood Hills Neighborhood Chair, showed photos from his neighborhood's project to revive Sherwood Hillside Park. Brush was cleared, trees were planted, and irrigation was installed. Over 425 hours of volunteer labor was contributed by the neighborhood as well as over $5,000 of labor contributed by the Fire Department and Parks Department. In addition to a Neighborhood Matching Grant, funds were donated by neighborhood residents along with funds from the Parks Department. A neighborhood Boy Scout used this as his Eagle Scout project and remaining work will be done in the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Urban Deer:
Provo City has been looking into the problem of urban deer (deer that stay in the city rather than seasonally visit and leave) for some time now and has received a certificate of registration (COR) from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources that will allow Provo to submit an urban deer control plan. Brian Cook, coordinator for Highland City's program, gave a presentation on the number of deer estimated to live in Provo, deer killed in collisions with vehicles, and damage done to property by deer. An open house will be held at 6:00 pm on July 12 at Timpview High School to allow the public to learn more about the problem and the options being considered for managing it. Provo residents are invited to share their thoughts on the issue with Council.

The Council also:

  • Heard a presentation of Provo's Bike Challenge Awards
  • Passed a resolution authorizing he execution of an interlocal agreement with Utah County regarding the Ice Sheet Authority
  • Passed a resolution authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement authorizing Provo City's participation in the Utah Valley Home Consortium in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Home Investment Partnerships Program for Feders fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Continued to the July 19 meeting an ordinance regarding restrictions on farm animals adjacent to residential zones
  • Continued to the July 19 meeting an ordinance reducing notice requirements for certain public hearings before the Planning Commission and allowing amendments to the General Plan more often than twice per year.
This is a general summary of the Council's meetings. For a more detailed agenda and minutes, please visit our public documents site:
Video recordings:  Work Meeting and Council Meeting

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