Thursday, November 9, 2017

Citizens Agenda for Meeting on November 14, 2017

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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 Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee
11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.

  1. A discussion on a complete streets policy
    • Council and the Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee (TMAC) have previously discussed the idea of complete streets standards. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders. Provo City’s Transportation Master Plan lists in 11.02 for goals of the Bicycle Plan, “1. Institutionalize Complete Streets principles that encourage consideration of all road users when modifying existing roads or constructing new ones.”


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:00 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 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 tools for implementing Westside Policies (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.
  2. 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. It is scheduled to be voted on at the November 14 Council meeting.
  3. 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.
  4. A discussion on proposed new Fire Department fees (17-133)
    • Acting on a request from the Budget Committee, Council has asked for a regular review of city fees to compare them to actual costs. The Fire Department will be presenting information on the costs involved with their fees listed on the Consolidated Fee Schedule and their recommendations for a new false alarm fee.
  5. 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.
  6. An ordinance requesting a street vacation for 40 East from 3700 North to 3800 North, and 3800 North from University Avenue to 40 East to facilitate the Olde Ivy Development. Riverbottoms Neighborhood. (17-0001SV)
    • Vacating a street means that the City will be giving up ownership. This request is associated with the Olde Ivy development proposal previously approved by Council. In order to create and adopt the most efficient and desired site plan, it may be necessary to allow realignment of the roadway. The portions of the street being vacated were dedicated to the City in December 2015.
  1. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to clarify minimum required submittals for Project Plan Reviews. Citywide impact. (17-0018OA)
    • Council’s Development Approval Process Review Committee reviewed this part of the Provo City Code and recommended changes to reduce the confusion regarding what items are required with certain applications (concept plan approval, final plan approval, and preliminary subdivision approval). Clarifying the code would reduce the time and financial impact on an applicant while still providing the necessary information for the Council to make applicable decisions related to land use applications.

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
Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

Action Agenda

  1. A resolution requesting approval from the Utah Division of Water Quality of a variance from Technology-based Phosphorous Effluent limits under R317-1-3.3.C.d and R317-1-3.3.C.e for the Provo City 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.
  2. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to allow commercial and industrial energy customers to install solar greater than 25kW. Citywide impact. (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. This ordinance would change City Code to allow this.
  3. An ordinance requesting a street vacation for 40 East from 3700 North to 3800 North, and 3800 North from University Avenue to 40 East.. Riverbottoms Neighborhood. (17-0001SV)
    • Vacating a street means that the City will be giving up ownership. This request is associated with the Olde Ivy development proposal previously approved by Council. In order to create and adopt the most efficient and desired site plan, it may be necessary to allow realignment of the roadway. The portions of the street being vacated were dedicated to the City in December 2015.
  1. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to clarify minimum required submittals for Project Plan Reviews. Citywide impact. (17-0018OA)
    • Council’s Development Approval Process Review Committee reviewed this part of the Provo City Code and recommended changes to reduce the confusion regarding what items are required with certain applications (concept plan approval, final plan approval, and preliminary subdivision approval). Clarifying the code would reduce the time and financial impact on an applicant while still providing the necessary information for the Council to make applicable decisions related to land use applications.
  2. An ordinance enacting a new Provo City Code provision regarding rental contracts. (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. Council anticipates voting on the ordinance at this meeting.
  3. **CONTINUED** A resolution amending the General Plan by deleting Appendix C-3 “Residential Agricultural Specific Development Plan” as pertaining to the proposed land use for property located on both sides of Lakeshore Drive between approximately 120 North and 400 North. Fort Utah Neighborhood. (17-0003GPA) (Notes: This item was continued by the Planning Commission on November 8, 2017. It will be noticed again when it is assigned to future Planning Commission and Council dates.)
    • Based on feedback from the neighborhood, the developer would like to make some changes to this plan and bring it back to the neighborhood before proceeding.
  4. **CONTINUED** An ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately 23.8 acres of real property, generally located on both sides of Lakeshore Drive between approximately 120 North and 400 North, from Agriculture (A1.10) and (A1.5) zones to Residential, Performance Development (R1.10PD) zone. Fort Utah Neighborhoods. (17-0006R) (Notes: This item was continued by the Planning Commission on November 8, 2017. It will be noticed again when it is assigned to future Planning Commission and Council dates.)
    • Based on feedback from the neighborhood, the developer would like to make some changes to this plan and bring it back to the neighborhood before proceeding..

Adjournment


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