Monday, September 18, 2017

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 19, 2017


http://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx
Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be a challenge to determine what Council members are actually discussing or deciding on.

What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas.
The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:  http://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Joint Meeting with Planning Commission
Agenda
11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  1. A discussion on recent changes to the public noticing process for Planning Commission and Council hearings
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
  • Additional questions and discussion


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:00 PM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.

Business
  1. A discussion on the UDOT & H.W. Lochner 500 West Project (100 N to 800 N/Center to 1230 N) (17-117)
    • UDOT is evaluating improvements to 500 West between Center Street and Bulldog Boulevard in Provo. These improvements will include changing the pavement type from asphalt to concrete, planted medians, the addition of bike lanes and a multi-use path along the corridor.
  2. A discussion on parking (17-096)
    • This is a followup to the August 8 work meeting where the new Provo City parking manager presented information and answered questions.
  3. A discussion on the appropriation for the Freedom Lot on Block 90 (RC Willey conversion) (17-106)
    • This is a resolution appropriating funds to convert the block with the site of the former RC Willey store into temporary parking for patrons of the Utah County Convention Center.
  4. A presentation on complete streets and the 500 N transportation pilot project (17-118)
    • The North Park Neighborhood Chair and Timp Neighborhood Chair, along with a member of the Provo Bike Committee will be briefing the Council on the recent pilot residents executed on 500 N. In addition, they will be talking about walkable and bikeable neighborhoods and complete streets.
  5. A discussion on possible code changes regarding signage (17-110)
    • This discussion about how signage is regulated in Provo City Code is intended to determine whether Council is interested in pursuing code changes in a future meeting. This was discussed at the previous work meeting, but more discussion was needed.
  6. A presentation on Provo City's Media Services and Channel 17 (17-108)
    • During budget discussions this summer, Council members had some questions regarding the media services budget. This presentation will give an explanation of what is covered in this budget as well as projects being done by Channel 17.
  7. A discussion on the Stormwater Fee Schedule (17-102)
    • An intended new fee for stormwater pollution protection plans (SWPPP) was accidentally excluded from the fee schedule that was passed in June 2017. This was discussed at the previous work meeting and additional information was requested.
  8. A discussion on conducting fee reviews (17-116)
    • For the past two years, the Council has been reviewing City fees in order to understand what services the City may be subsidizing. This discussion will be centered on discussing how to best proceed with fee reviews in the future.
  9. A discussion on the zoning disclosure requirement (17-119)
    • Provo City Code Chapter 6.25 requires that a seller or lessor of residential property must disclose the property’s zoning requirements to potential buyers or lessees. The Council’s Zoning Committee has discussed this requirement and would like to share a few ideas pertaining to zoning disclosure with the Council.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission
  1. Provo City Public Works Department requests an amendment to the Aspen Loop road dedication to more accurately match the final plat. Provost Neighborhood. 17-0002SV  
    • The existing right-of-way was dedicated a number of years ago in agreement with the existing property owner, an adjacent property owner, and the City in order to provide access to the adjacent property for future development. The road has not yet been constructed. The applicant is seeking to realign the road to better address topography in the area. The proposed street vacation is to facilitate realignment of Aspen Loop Road.
  2. Gordon Jacobson requests a Zone Change from R1.10 to R1.9 for 1.056 acres of property, located at 2585 North Timpview Drive. Rock Canyon Neighborhood. 17-0014R
    • The property owner is seeking to subdivide the property. The existing home would be maintained and the remaining land divided into three additional lots. Two of the lots don’t have the width needed for the R1.10 zone.
  3. Matt Evans requests a Zone Change from Agricultural A1.1 to Residential R1.10 for approximately 1.30 acres located at 1520 West 1150 South to facilitate a three-lot subdivision. Sunset Neighborhood. 17-0015R
    • This rezone request is to facilitate a formal three-lot subdivision of the applicant’s properties.
  4. Provo City Public Works Department requests an Ordinance Amendment to add Section 15.03.020(3) to adopt Public Works Standards by reference, as required by State Code. City-Wide Impact. 17-0017OA
    • This amendment simply adds language to adopt standards by reference and lists those standards.
  5. Provo City Community Development Department requests Amendments to Section 14.14E.050 to increase the required setbacks for front yards and side street yards from a maximum of 10 feet to a minimum of 5 feet for commercial frontages and a minimum of 10 feet for residential frontages. Joaquin Neighborhood. 17-0006OA
    • The Campus Mixed Use Zone was adopted to accomplish the objectives of the Joaquin Neighborhood Plan. Some recent developments have revealed shortcomings in the yard requirements of the zone. City staff proposed changes.

Closed Meeting
  1. The Municipal Council or the Governing Board of the Redevelopment Agency will consider a motion to close the meeting for the purposes of holding a strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation, and/or to discuss the purchase, sale, exchange, or lease of real property, and/or the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual in conformance with § 52-4-204 and 52-4-205 et. seq., Utah Code.
    • Closed meetings (aka executive meetings) are held without the public present and must meet one of the conditions listed above.




PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Redevelopment Agency of Provo
Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
  1. A presentation of the Employee of the Month for September 2017
  2. Justice Court Annual Report

Public Comment
  • This public comment period is intended to allow comment on matters that do not appear on the agenda. Each speaker will generally be limited to two minutes. Fifteen minutes has been set aside for this comment period.
  • For items on the agenda requiring a public hearing, time to comment will be provided, after the item is presented, for all those who wish to speak.
  • For items not requiring a public hearing, public comment will still be taken following presentation of the item, but will be limited to a ten minute total comment period.


Action Agenda
  1. A resolution consenting to the appointment of individuals to various boards and commissions. (17-089)
    • The Mayor regularly makes appointments to various boards and commissions, with the consent of the Municipal Council. The following appointments will be presented to the Council for their consent:
      • Natalie Gibbs, Parks & Recreation Board
      • Stuart Wheeler, Arts Council
      • Scott Glenn, Arts Council
  2. An ordinance enacting a new Provo City Code provision regarding rental contracts. (17-104)
    • Council previously adopted the Code Enforcement Strategic Plan as a guideline for increased enforcement of the City Code. Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan is to use enhanced regulation and enforcement of rental dwelling licenses to increase compliance among landlords with Provo City occupancy laws. This proposed addition to the City Code is a step in achieving that goal. The proposed ordinance would require landlords to have a written contract with any tenant or subtenant leasing from them. The purpose of the ordinance is twofold. First, it educates landlords and tenants regarding the legal requirements regarding the occupancy restrictions of a particular residence. By requiring landlords to provide tenants with a copy of the rental dwelling license application approval letter and the Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities document, both the landlords and the tenants can have a clear understanding of their legal obligations so that they do not unwittingly violate the City Code. Additionally, it provides a way to indirectly enforce occupancy restrictions against landlords who intentionally violate the City Code. Landlords who are willfully violating occupancy restrictions are forced to choose between informing prospective tenants that they are breaking the law or violating this section of the code, as well. This will be the first of two public hearings on the ordinance.
  3. A  resolution approving the transfer of the Hunter Power Plant assets from Provo City to the Utah Municipal Power Agency and approving the Assignment and Assumption Agreement. (17-115)
    • This is a request from Utah Municipal Power Association (UMPA) to transfer the Hunter Power Plant assets from Provo City to UMPA as agreed upon in the January 1, 2016, sale agreement.
  4. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to add Conditional Uses within Public Facilities zones. City-wide Impact. (17-0012OA)
    • The applicant is requesting that standard land use (SLU) #4603 be added to the public facilities zone as a conditional use. It is uncommon to have privately owned land within the Public Facilities Zone. The applicant believes that the current zone ordinance is too restrictive while the proposed use would be appropriate within the zone and allow a viable economic return on the property.
  1. **CONTINUED** An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 0.642 acres of real property, generally located at 925 East 1140 South, from Residential Conservation (RC) to Low Density Residential (LDR). Spring Creek Neighborhood. (17-0012R)
    • This item was continued before it was ever presented to the Planning Commission, so it will not come to the Council until a future date. This rezoning request is to facilitate the development of 9 townhomes. It is in compliance with the General Plan and follows the recommended land use in the Southeast Area Neighborhood Plan.
  2. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 1.30 acres of real property, generally located at 1520 West 1150 South, from Agricultural (A1.1) to Residential (R1.10). Sunset Neighborhood. (17-0015R)
    • This rezone request is to facilitate a formal three-lot subdivision of the applicant’s properties.
  3. An ordinance amending the Aspen Loop Road dedication to more accurately match the final plat. Provost Neighborhood. (17-0002SV)
    • The existing right-of-way was dedicated a number of years ago in agreement with the existing property owner, an adjacent property owner, and the City in order to provide access to the adjacent property for future development. The road has not yet been constructed. The applicant is seeking to realign the road to better address topography in the area. The proposed street vacation is to facilitate realignment of Aspen Loop Road.
  4. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 1.056 acres of real property, generally located at 2585 North Timpview Drive, from R1.10 to R1.9. Rock Canyon Neighborhood. (17-0014R)
    • The property owner is seeking to subdivide the property. The existing home would be maintained and the remaining land divided into three additional lots. Two of the lots don’t have the width needed for the R1.10 zone, but could qualify for R1.9.
  5. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to adopt Public Works Standards by reference, as required by State Code. City-wide Impact. (17-0017OA)
    • This amendment simply adds language to adopt standards by reference and lists those standards.
  6. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding setbacks for front yards and side street yards in the Campus Mixed-Use Zone. Joaquin Neighborhood. (17-0006OA)
    • The Campus Mixed-Use Zone was adopted to accomplish the objectives of the Joaquin Neighborhood Plan. Some recent developments have revealed shortcomings in the yard requirements of the zone. City staff proposed changes.

Redevelopment Agency of Provo
  1. A resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of a Tax Increment Pledge Agreement and a development agreement relating to the construction and financing of certain airport infrastructure facilities; and related matters. (17-114)
    • Provo City agreed to provide improvements to the airport to accommodate development related to Duncan Aviation. Funding sources for this project include a 108 Loan to be repaid with CDBG funds, Economic Development Administration grant, bonds to be repaid with tax increment, and a transfer from the General Fund.
  2. A resolution appropriating $478,000 in the New Development Fund for funding demolition and construction of Block 90 applying to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. (17-106)
    • This is a resolution appropriating funds to convert the block with the site of the former RC Willey store into temporary parking for patrons of the Utah County Convention Center.

Stormwater Special Service District
  1. An ordinance amending the Stormwater Service District Fee Schedule. (17-102)
    • An intended new fee for stormwater pollution protection plans (SWPPP) was accidentally excluded from the fee schedule that was passed in June 2017. This was originally set to be heard at the August 29 Council meeting, but was continued due to requested changes raised in the August 29 work meeting.



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