Monday, October 16, 2017

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 17, 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: 

Work Meeting Agenda 
11:30 AM, Tuesday, October 17, 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.

  1. A discussion on a conservation easement for Rock Canyon (17-085)
    • The Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance has presented the idea of placing a conservation easement on Rock Canyon to preserve the property’s natural habitat in the future. Proposals for the easement have been reviewed by the Legal Department and Parks and Recreation. The latest information will be presented.

  1. A discussion on the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Division and the work they're doing for the 2020 Census (17-127)
    • Preparations for the 2020 Census are beginning and local governments have a chance to update the Census Bureau’s residential address list so the Census Bureau can include every residence in the census. Provo’s GIS team will give an overview of the project.
  1. A discussion on a request for variance from Technology-Based Phosphorus Effluent Limits for the Wastewater Reclamation Facility (17-128)
    • Provo City has been putting significant effort into investigating whether to upgrade or relocate the Water Reclamation Facility. Either course of action would enable the City to meet State phosphorus limits in the future that the current facility cannot achieve. In the meantime, the Council is considering whether to request a variance from the State phosphorus limits for the current plant. The purpose of the phosphorous limits is to lower the phosphorus level in Utah Lake, and the City is working with other entities to find alternative ways to reduce the phosphorous amounts in general.

  1. An update on Council Communications (17-125)
    • Council adopting the Open City Hall platform one year ago as one of its tools for public engagement. Council’s Community Relations Coordinator will be sharing information on the results of using Open City Hall as well as other tools for public outreach and discussion.

  1. A discussion on adopting the Provo Parking Strategic Management Plan as a guide for decision making and policy formation (17-126)
    • Council will be discussing whether they would like to officially adopt the Provo Parking Strategic Management Plan, developed by Kimley-Horn Associates, at a future Council meeting as a guide for decision making and policy formation.

  1. A discussion on the baching overlay (17-124)
    • Jeremiah Maughan has been asked to discuss the existing state of the baching singles overlay plan and where it may possibly serve a purpose elsewhere in the city. He intends to discuss the difference between overlaying existing property versus making it available for new property. He also intends to talk about potential weaknesses in the existing ordinance based on how the particular demographic it services has changed over time.

  1. 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 disclosure 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 item will return to the Council for a vote at the November 14 Council meeting.

  1. A discussion on above 25kW distributed generation (17-130)
    • The Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) has approved providing a way for commercial and industrial customers to install solar that would generate greater than 25 kW. This would incentivize solar installations while protecting utility and city budgets taking transfers into consideration. A change would need to be made to City Code to allow this.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

  1. Provo City Economic Development Department requests amendments to the General Plan text for the Spring Creek Neighborhood to allow for SLU#6614 Contract Construction Services and Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) Zoning, located at approximately 4000 South 2300 East. Current zoning is Planned Industrial Commercial (PIC). Spring Creek Neighborhood. (17-0004GPA)
    • Originally the site of the Columbia Steel Mill, Economic Development has been in the process of remediating (make safe) the site for future development. Sunroc Corporation would like to purchase the property if they can use it as a storage facility for gravel and recycled concrete. Amendments to the General Plan are needed to change the use.

  1. Paul Washburn requests a Zone Change from Planned Industrial Commercial (PIC) Zoning to the Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) Zone for approximately 64 acres located at 3750 South Mountain Vista Parkway. Spring Creek Neighborhood. (17-0013R)
    • Sunroc Corporation seeks a rezone to allow the property to be used as a gravel and recycled concrete storage and transfer facility.


  1. A discussion on the Transfer of Development Rights (17-129)
    • Transfer of development rights (TDR) is a tool that has been discussed in the context of creating a plan for Provo’s Westside.
      TDRs can help government entities preserve certain types of land within their jurisdictions. In order to establish TDRs in a community, a government entity designates “sending areas” and “receiving areas.” In theory, TDRs remove development potential from the sending areas and increase development potential in the sending areas. This discussion is to see whether the Council is interested in creating a TDR program.

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.

Redevelopment Agency of Provo
Stormwater Special Service District
Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
  1. A presentation of the Employee of the Month for October 2017

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.

Consent Agenda
  • Items on the consent agenda are generally routine in nature, have been fully vetted in other meetings, or do not need additional discussion. They are approved together as one item.

  1. August 8, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes
  2. August 29, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes
  3. September 19, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes
  4. October 3, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes
  5. 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

Action Agenda

  1. A public hearing on a supplemental resolution authorizing the issuance and confirming the sale of sales tax revenue bonds, Series 2017 of the City of Provo, Utah; and related matters. (17-113)
    • The City will be issuing sales tax revenue bonds to finance the construction of a ramp at the Provo Municipal Airport. The ramp will connect the airport to an area that will be developed to include Duncan Aviation along with other future developments and provide general airport access.

  1. A resolution authorizing participation in the Small Business Loan Program administered by the Business Loans of Utah (BLU). (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.  

  1. 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. Had a first hearing of this item at the October 3, 2017, Council meeting.

  1. An ordinance to amend the General Plan text regarding land use at approximately 4000 South 2300 East to allow for contract construction services and heavy manufacturing zoning. Spring Creek Neighborhood (17-0004GPA)
    • Originally the site of the Columbia Steel Mill, Economic Development has been in the process of remediating (make safe) the site for future development. Sunroc Corporation would like to purchase the property if they can use it as a storage facility for gravel and recycled concrete. Amendments to the General Plan are needed to change the use.

  1. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 64 acres of real property, generally located at 3750 South Mountain Vista Parkway, from Planned Industrial Commercial (PIC) to Heavy Manufacturing (M-2). Spring Creek Neighborhood. (17-0013R)
    • Sunroc Corporation seeks a rezone to allow the property to be used as a gravel and recycled concrete storage and transfer facility.

  1. **CONTINUED** A resolution amending the General Plan by updating the Southwest Area Council Map. Fort Utah, Lakeview South, Lakewood, Provo Bay, and Sunset Neighborhoods. (17-0006GPA) (Notes: This item was continued by the Planning Commission on October 11th, 2017. It will be noticed again when it is assigned to future Planning Commission and Council dates.)
    • Based on the policies developed by the West Side Planning Committee, a new committee was formed with key stakeholders from Southwest Area neighborhoods to take the next step toward an updated Southwest Area Plan. The group created a land use map and presented it at the October 11, 2017, Planning Commission meeting. It was determined that the item was not ready to move forward to the Council at that time.

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. The goal has been to come up with a system for calculating the fee in a way that will cover actual costs of the inspections.


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