Monday, October 2, 2017

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 3, 2017


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
Work Meeting Agenda
2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 3, 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 proposed code revisions from the Sanitation Department (17-123)
    • The proposed changes are to establish a minimum requirement for sanitation services at all residential dwellings throughout the City. They explain when and where refuse collection service is required and clarify requirements for refuse container size.
  2. A discussion on the Stormwater Pollution Protection Plan Fee in the Stormwater Consolidated 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 two previous work meetings and additional information was requested.
  3. 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 a previous work meeting, but more discussion was needed.
  4. A discussion on a proposed zoning ordinance amending Provo City Code 6.26.150 (17-104)
    • The proposed ordinance would require landlords to have a written contract with any tenant or subtenant leasing from them. Council has discussed this in work and regular meetings, has held an open house and posted surveys on Open City Hall to get public input on the topic, and has held public hearings during the regular Council meeting. The Zoning Committee met to discuss this feedback and will update the Council in preparation for tonight’s regular Council meeting.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

  1. A discussion on a zone change request of approximately 0.642 acres from Residential Conservation (RC) to Low Density Residential (LDR), on property generally located at 925 East 1140 South. Spring Creek Neighborhood. (17-0012R)
    • 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. A discussion on a zone change request on approximately 2.29 acres from Agriculture (A1.5) to One-Family Residential (R1.8) on property generally located at 1282 North Geneva Road. Lakeview North Neighborhood. (17-0009R)
    • This rezone request is to facilitate the creation of a seven lot residential subdivision that would include incorporating two existing homes. The property is currently illegally subdivided into five parcels and the proposed R1.8 zone is potentially inconsistent with the General Plan policies on density.

Business

  1. A discussion on a proposed Business Loans of Utah Revolving Loan Fund (17-121)
    • In an effort to strengthen small businesses, the Economic Development Department is proposing a revolving loan fund designed to stimulate redevelopment and utilization of deteriorated commercial and industrial properties. Funds for this program were appropriated as part of the FY 2017-18 budget.

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, October 3, 2017

Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
  1. A proclamation pertaining to Provo's sister city, Meissen, Germany (17-121)

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:
      • Jeff Rose - Energy Board
      • Elizabeth Smart - Library Board
      • Deon Turley - Planning Commission
      • Ben Markham - Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee
  2. A resolution consenting to the Mayor's appointment of Rich Ferguson as the Chief of the Police Department for Provo City. (17-122)
    • Rich Ferguson was appointed interim police chief in March after the resignation of former police chief John King. Ferguson has been with the Provo Police Department for 27 years.

Stormwater 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.

Redevelopment Agency of Provo

  1. A resolution authorizing the execution of a Tax Increment Funding Agreement with Provo City and a Development Agreement with Provo City and Duncan Aviation. (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.

Action Agenda

  1. A resolution authorizing the execution of a Tax Increment Funding Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency of Provo City and a Development Agreement with the Agency and Duncan Aviation. (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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 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.
  5. An ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately 2.29 acres of real property, generally located at 1282 North Geneva Road, from Agriculture (A1.5) to One-Family Residential (R1.8). Lakeview North Neighborhood. (17-0009R)
    • This rezone request is to facilitate the creation of a seven lot residential subdivision that would include incorporating two existing homes. The property is currently illegally subdivided into five parcels and the proposed R1.8 zone is potentially inconsistent with the General Plan policies on density.
  6. 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 is the second public hearing on the ordinance.

Adjournment


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