Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Council Work Meeting | June 19, 2018



Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 19, 2018


Citizens Agenda
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
12:15 PM, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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 tax increment funding (18-057)
    • Recently, there have been a number of post-performance sales tax items brought before Council. The frequency of these items has caused some Councilors to question the use of increment as a tool. Specifically, how frequently should projects be approved? What type of project warrants the use of increment funding? What limitations has the County and School District placed on usage?This is an opportunity for Councilors to express their views on the use of increment as a tool. Economic Development has been invited to answer questions
  2. A discussion on the Real Estate Purchase Agreement and Development Agreement for a medical school at the golf course (17-136)
    • The Administrative Staff and the developers of the new medical school (being built on the a portion of the golf course property) have now exchanged draft agreements several times and are now ready to bring a substantially complete agreement to the Council for review, discussion and verification that the documents substantially conform to the direction and discussion that transpired in the January 2018 Municipal Council meeting.
  3. A discussion on police personnel levels (18-069)
    • Provo is currently 15 police officers short of what was recommended in a 2012 report issued by the Police Executive Research Forum. While the FY 2019 Tentative Budget provides for four additional officers and a police analyst position, the Council is concerned that without taking additional measures, the City may continue to suffer an officer shortage. Chief Ferguson and Daniel Softley will present specific options for the Council to consider in effort to address these concerns.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Council Addresses Freedom Festival Parade News

The Provo City Council would like to address the recent news regarding the denial to several LGBT organizations as parade entries. These organizations do important work in our community and we want them to know they are welcome and needed here. They are helping our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, and many others in need of support.

We support the nondiscrimination clause in Provo City’s contract with America’s Freedom Festival and have long appreciated the positive economic benefit America’s Freedom Festival brings to Provo. It is disappointing that parade organizers and these community groups were unable to come to some sort of agreement that would allow the groups to participate in the parade.

Still, we recognize that the newly signed contract between Provo City and the Festival provides room for Festival organizers to decide which entries comply with their overall mission and specific event requirements. Out of 120 parade entries, 22 were rejected. We don’t know how those specific decisions were made or the rationale for rejecting specific entries. We have just heard that those who were rejected now have an opportunity to modify their entries and reapply to be in the parade.

We encourage everyone to work as a community to resolve the challenges that face us. These are critical issues that are important to our community and we look forward to having the necessary conversations to bring the community together.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on June 5, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:00 PM, Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 

Approval of Minutes
  • April 17, 2018 Joint Meeting with the Planning Commission
  • May 1, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business

1.  A discussion on funding options for Miss Provo and parade float (18-055)
A motion to add $12,000 in parade float funding to the list of items the Council would like the Administration to work into the budget was approved 5:1, with Kay Van Buren opposed and George Handley excused. (This would bring total funding for the float to $22,000.)
A motion to continue the discussion on Miss Provo funding to the June 19, 2018 Work Meeting was approved 6:0, with George Handley excused.


2.  A discussion on appropriating $160,000 in the General Fund, Parks and Recreation Department to fund needs in the Recreation Center (18-064)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the June 5, 2018 Council Meeting.

3.  A discussion on rental dwelling license fees (18-065) Presentation only.

4.  A presentation on reinvestment for the Shops at Riverwoods(18-066)
A motion to schedule this item for the June 19, 2018 Council Meeting was approved 6:0, with George Handley excused.


5.  A discussion with officials from Utah League of Cities and Towns regarding State legislative items (18-067) Presentation only.

6.  A discussion on Bulldog Blvd. construction (18-068)
Presentation only. Council would like staff to work with engineering to get information on the Bulldog Blvd. project out to the public. Staff will also coordinate with Leadership to schedule another discussion about Bulldog Blvd.

7.  An update on the proposed budget (18-005)
Presentation only. If Council members want to fund anything that is not in the budget yet, they will come to staff with a proposal (supported by four Council members) on what to cut from the budget in order to make money available for their item of interest.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gary Winterton: Response to Daily Herald Editorial

In response to Daily Herald Editorial 

On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the Daily Herald Editorial titled “Provo, where ‘Welcome Home’ doesn’t apply to the young, single professional population” addressed an issue that has energized many. The editorial alleges that “Provo wants single millennials out” or that “single professionals are not welcome.” This is a sad, inappropriate assumption. The young single professionals are critical to the vitality of our community and we need them to play a vital role in the evolution of our great city. In 2017, residents approached city officials asking for help with enforcing existing laws regarding occupancy and parking regulations. In conjunction with Council, the Mayor’s Office, Community Development, several citizens and many public meetings, a plan was developed to help Community Development enforce the laws that are in the books. One of those tools to aid in enforcement was the rental disclosure requirement. This disclosure requirement was to help lessors and lessees in understanding existing laws as well as to help Community Development enforce existing laws. With the rental disclosure, nothing about current occupancy limits was changed. Zoning violations were already prosecuted as a Class C misdemeanor. Penalties for zoning law violations need to be in place, otherwise they are merely zoning suggestions. Currently, the Council and Administration are working hard to inform residents of the laws and new disclosure requirement. Letters have been sent, open houses held, and articles have been written and placed in as many forums as we have access.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Provo Pig for Utah County Fair

To help in promoting the Utah County Fair, each city in Utah County was given a wooden pig to decorate. The Neighborhood Art Center took on the task of decorating Provo City's pig using the theme "things we love about Provo." The result is magnificent and you will soon find yourself drawn in and identifying many iconic Provo scenes.

 



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Council Work Meeting | June 5, 2018

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Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)

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Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 5, 2018


Citizens Agenda
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
12:00 PM, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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 funding options for Miss Provo and parade float (18-055)
    • This was initially discussed at the May 1 work meeting. Provo City and Miss Provo have been partners in promoting Provo for many years, with the City providing limited financial support for the Miss Provo Organization, and a parade float to promote the City with the expectation that Miss Provo participants would ride in the parade. Since 2016, the City Council Office has been Provo City’s liaison to the Miss Provo Organization—a role that had previously been fulfilled by the Mayor’s Office. As a result, the Council Office budget includes funding for Miss Provo and the associated city float. This discussion will address support regarding regarding the Miss Provo pageant and their involvement with the Provo City float. A public survey was conducted to gauge public opinion and help with Council’s discussion.
  2. A discussion on appropriating $160,000 in the General Fund, Parks and Recreation Department to fund needs in the Recreation Center (18-064)
    • The popularity and growth in Recreation Center attendance has led to additional expenses. An appropriation of $160,000 is requested to finish the FY2018 budget year to cover expenses for personnel, merchant fees, concessions, and supplies. Funds for the appropriation will be covered by the additional revenues generated by the Recreation Center during the budget year and will not affect the $500,000 that the facility has been budgeted to return to the general fund, nor the $412,000 budgeted to go towards current and future capital needs for the facility.
  3. A discussion on rental dwelling license fees (18-065)
    • The Council has asked for regular reviews of City fees to assess how those fees compare to actual costs and determine if adjustments need to be made. Currently the cost of a rental dwelling license is $20 for one rental unit or $60 for more than one rental unit. Community Development will provide the Council with additional information, including a comparison to other cities’ rental dwelling licenses.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Few More Words About the Rental Disclosure Ordinance


provo zoning map

Council passed an ordinance  in November 2017 that came forward out of work done by the Zoning Committee. There was a lot of public discussion and Council members reached out in a variety of ways to help the public understand the ordinance and its intent. After holding a Rental Law Open House, gathering input through Open City Hall, and inviting public comments at the several Council meetings, the ordinance was passed. Council later amended the ordinance to extend the effective date in order to allow sufficient time for people to learn about the new requirements.

Recent media articles and social media discussions have shown that there still seems to be some confusion. We have updated the information shared last year that gives a summary of how the ordinance will work and what it intends to accomplish, as well as responses to frequently asked questions. We share that explanation with you here:


Intent
  • The purpose and intent of the ordinance is to provide a tool to aid in the enforcement of, and compliance with, occupancy limits that are already in place under the laws in Provo
    • The Zoning Compliance Council Committee was organized as a subcommittee of the Council after the Council set achieving Zoning Compliance as one of its top priorities in 2016-2017.
    • The Committee was tasked with looking for legislative solutions to increasing compliance with current zoning laws, not with reexamining whether those current laws should be changed.
    • The Committee came up with a strategic plan for zoning that was approved by the City Council.
  • Many of those commenting on the rental disclosures ordinance have argued that the City’s occupancy limits that are already in place are too restrictive.
    • That is a valid policy question, but not one addressed by the ordinance.
    • Occupancy limits are common across the country and throughout the state.
    • The ordinance does not address or alter Provo’s occupancy limits in any way.
      • Provo’s current limits were set by law years ago.
      •  The ordinance is intended to improve enforcement and compliance regardless of what the occupancy limit is.
      • Unless occupancy limits were abolished entirely, enforcement would still be needed and changing the current occupancy limit would not affect the effectiveness of, or need for, this tool.

Enforcement
  • Over-occupancy is currently illegal under Provo’s zoning laws.
    • Zoning violations are currently prosecuted as Class C misdemeanors. 
  • Although already illegal, prosecuting over-occupancy cases is time consuming and inefficient because of (1) a lack of cooperation by both landlords and tenants and (2) lack of knowledge about occupancy laws.
  • The ordinance has two primary purposes:
    • To require landlords to educate tenants; AND
    • To make enforcement more efficient against those purposefully engaging in currently illegal behavior.
        • It serves this latter purpose by making it harder for landlords to intentionally remain ignorant of the occupancy of their units and for tenants to claim ignorance of the occupancy limits
What it is not
  • An ordinance that affects current occupancy limits;
  • An independent, perfect solution that solves all occupancy violations by itself; or
  • An idea invented by the policy makers without input about what is needed to improve enforcement.
What it is
  • A tool to be used, along with a variety of other tools, to improve zoning compliance and enforcement; and
  • An ordinance requested specifically by those in charge of enforcement based on their experience in actually prosecuting cases that addresses problems they face.
Changes to original proposal
  • The following changes have been made to the original proposal based on feedback and discussions with stakeholders:
    • Added a definitions section
      • Definition of owner includes agent
      • Use of defined terms streamlines the rest of the ordinance
    • Reduced requirement for a contract to a requirement for disclosures and occupancy acknowledgement
    • Reduced penalty from Class B misdemeanor to Class C (but it is enhanceable to a Class B for repeated offenses)
    • Included effective date of August 1, 2018
In addition to the letters mailed out and social media campaigns to make people aware, two more open houses are being held so you can learn more and ask questions:
  • Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Community Development Department Conference Room (330 West 100 South)
  • Wednesday, July 11 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Community Development Department Conference Room (330 West 100 South)

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on May 15, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting

12:00 PM, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action
 

Business
1.  A discussion on Council priorities. (18-004)
Discussion only. This item was continued to the June 5, 2018 Work Meeting.

2.  A presentation on the Sewer Treatment Siting Study (18-052)
Presentation only. This item was continued to the June 5, 2018 Work Meeting.

3.  A presentation on the review of the 2017 Vote-By-Mail Process and an update on the 2018 Election (18-060)  Presentation only.
4.  An update on the deer harvesting program (18-061)
A motion to continue the program for another year and request the Administration to add any funding necessary to the budget to continue the program for the next year was approved 7:0.

5.  A discussion regarding the supplemental budget requests and the variance in tax revenues. (18-005) Presentation only.

6.  A discussion on options for funding on Miss Provo and parade float (18-055)
Discussion only. This item was continued to the June 5, 2018 Work Meeting.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Council Work Meeting | May 15, 2018

 Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)

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Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on May 15, 2018

Citizens Agenda
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
12:00 PM, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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 Council priorities. (18-004)
    • The Council had a discussion in January regarding Council priorities and how best to achieve them. With the Council entering budget season, Council Leadership would like to have a discussion about how best to use funds to achieve these priorities.
  2. A presentation on the Sewer Treatment Siting Study (18-052)
    • Public Works contracted with four consultants to do a site evaluation for the location of the new sewer plant. This presentation will give an update on their findings.
  3. A presentation on the review of the 2017 Vote-By-Mail Process and an update on the 2018 Election (18-060)
    • At a Board of Canvassers meeting on September 5, 2017, Bryan Thompson offered to meet with the council following the 2017 election to review the county’s experience with vote-by-mail and share any lessons learned. Additionally, Mr. Thompson will provide an update on Utah County’s plan for the 2018 election. Originally, Utah County planned to conduct the 2018 election using a combination of absentee voting and traditional voting machines; however, on April 13, 2018, Utah County reversed their decision and announced they would conduct a vote-by-mail election.
  4. An update on the deer harvesting program (18-061)
    • On July 19, 2016, the Municipal Council authorized an urban deer control program to reduce the impact of deer on the upper east bench. Prior to this, there had been numerous complaints from residents about property damage and nuisance caused by the deer coming out of the mountains. Camille Williams will share the most recent statistical data related to the program.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on May 1, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action
1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Agenda


Approval of Minutes
  • March 27, 2018 Joint Meeting of the Provo Municipal Council with the Landmarks Commission
  • April 10, 2018 Work Meeting
  • April 17, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business


1.  A discussion on the donation of a surplus fire engine (18-059).
Continued.

2.  AA presentation from the Mountainland Association of Governments on third quarter funding in relation to airports and transportation taxes overall (18-054)
Presentation only.

3.  A discussion on options for funding on Miss Provo and parade float (18-055)
Discussion only. This item will be brought back to the May 15, 2018 Work Meeting.

 
4.  A discussion on the Municipal Wastewater Planning Program Self-Assessment Report for Provo 2017 (18-053)  Presentation only.

5.  A discussion on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Variance Resolution (18-051) Presentation only.

Summary of Action | Meetings on April 24, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action
12:00 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Agenda

Roll Call
Prayer
 

Approval of Minutes
  • March 27, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business


1.  A presentation on the Public Works Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
Presentation only.

2.  A presentation regarding use of the Utility Transportation Fund (18-048)
Presentation only.

3.  A discussion on wastewater planning (17-131)
Discussion only.
 
4.  A discussion on an appropriation of $433,000 in the Airport Capital Improvement Fund for airport parking lot utilities and access applying to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. (18-043)
A motion to take an additional $29,000 from the General Fund and $76,000 from the Water Fund instead of the total $105,000 from the Water Fund was approved 7:0.

5.  A presentation from Bill Hulterstrom of United Way of Utah County to discuss 2018 Utah County Community Assessment. (18-045) Presentation only.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Council Work Meeting | May 1, 2018




 Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)



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Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Annual Budget Timeline - 2018

The timeline for approving Provo City's budget is set by Utah State Code.

  • The Mayor presents the proposed budget to the City Council at their first meeting in May. (This year it is the May 1 meeting).
  • Council votes to tentatively adopt the proposed budget. This vote will occur at the May 15 meeting.
  • All municipal final budgets must be adopted before June 22, or, in the case of a property tax increase, before August 17. The Council's vote on adopting the budget will happen at the June 19 Council Meeting this year.
  • The tentative (proposed) budget is available to the public at least 10 days before the adoption of the final budget. You can view the proposed budget in person at the office of the City Recorder. It is also available online. Budgets from recent years are also available on the Finance Department's website.
  • A public hearing must be held before adopting the budget. The dates for the hearings will be formally set when the budget is tentatively adopted on May 15. According to Utah State Code, "All interested persons in attendance shall be given an opportunity to be heard, for or against, the estimates of revenue and expenditures or any item thereof in the tentative budget of any fund." UPDATE - public hearings will be held at the June 5 and June 19 regular Council meetings.
  • If a property tax increase was included in the proposed budget this year and Council decides to move forward with the increase, a Truth in Taxation hearing would be required. The date for the hearing is set by Utah County and would most likely be held in August.
In between the Mayor presenting the budget and the Council adopting the final budget there are usually some extra Work Meetings where Council Members examine the budget in greater detail, ask questions of department directors, and hear presentations and analysis from Council staff. Watch the Council's Facebook page for updates.



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Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on May 1, 2018


Citizens Agenda

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
1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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 donation of a surplus fire engine (18-059)
    • The Fire Department received a new fire engine in February. It is customary to surplus the oldest engine in the fleet when a new engine is received. Chief Miguel has proposed donating the surplus engine to the Recruit Candidate Academy at Utah Valley University.
  2. A presentation from the Mountainland Association of Governments on third quarter funding in relation to airports and transportation taxes overall (18-054)
    • Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG) is presenting on third quarter funding in relation to airports and transportation taxes overall. MAG is the regional transportation planning organization for Utah, Wasatch, and Summit Counties and may have funding resources available for airports.
  3. A discussion on options for funding on Miss Provo and parade float (18-055)
    • Provo City and Miss Provo have been partners in promoting Provo for many years, with the City providing limited financial support for the Miss Provo Organization, and a parade float to promote the City with the expectation that Miss Provo participants would ride in the parade. Since 2016, the City Council Office has been Provo City’s liaison to the Miss Provo Organization—a role that had previously been fulfilled by the Mayor’s Office. As a result, the Council Office budget includes funding for Miss Provo and the associated city float. This discussion will address support regarding regarding the Miss Provo pageant and their involvement with the Provo City float.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on April 24, 2018



Citizens Agenda
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
12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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 presentation on the Public Works Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
    • These presentations are in anticipation of the budget for the next fiscal year. The Public Works Department will report on how they’re performing with their budgets and what they may need to accomplish their goals.
  2. A presentation regarding use of the Utility Transportation Fund (18-048)
    • This is a required annual report on the use of Utility Transportation Funds over the past year.
  3. A discussion on wastewater planning (17-131)
    • Discussions on wastewater planning continue. The purpose is to inform the Council of upcoming decisions they’ll need to make regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  4. A discussion on an appropriation of $433,000 in the Airport Capital Improvement Fund for airport parking lot utilities and access applying to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. (18-043)
    • This appropriation is being requested due to construction of a new taxilane, hangar pads, and a parking lot, necessitating the installation of utilities to service the new hangar pads and new access road.

Great Utah ShakeOut

Be Ready Utah holds an annual event to remind people to prepare for earthquakes and to allow individuals, companies, and organizations to practice earthquake drills. The Great Utah ShakeOut website has information on the event as well as a wealth of resources for those interested in participating.

Provo's Emergency Notification System

In the event of a real emergency, we would activate our emergency alert system to notify residents. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, law enforcement activity, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

When we issue a notification about a potential safety hazard or concern, you will receive a message on the voice or text communication methods that you have registered, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. Sign up here if you haven’t already. If you have already signed up, login and see what new alert options are available.

Our staff always finds a fun way to bring attention to the Great Utah Shake-Out!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on April 17, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action

12:00 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W. Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
 
Agenda
 
Approval of Minutes
  • March 27, 2018 Work Meeting
  • The approval of the minutes was continued to the April 24, 2018 Work Meeting agenda.
Business
 
1.  Consideration of a motion to place a resolution authorizing the Mayor to submit an application for a Utah County Municipal Recreation Grant to be used for Provo River Trail Renovations on the upcoming April 24, 2018 Consent Agenda. A motion to place this item on the Consent Agenda for the April 24, 2018 Council Meeting was approved 6:0, with Kay Van Buren excused.

2.  A presentation on the Community Development Department and potential budget requests (18-005) Presentation only.

3.  An update on zoning enforcement results (18-042) Presentation only.

4.  An update on advertising efforts regarding the new rental ordinance law (17-104) Presentation only.

5.  A presentation on the Mayor's Office and potential budget requests (18-005) Presentation only.

6.  A presentation on the Council Office and potential budget requests (18-005) Presentation only.

Closed Meeting

7.  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.
A closed meeting was held.

Adjournment



For a more detailed agenda and minutes, please visit our public documents site: http://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/meet.aspx
Video recordings: Work Meeting and Joint Meeting.



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Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on April 10, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action
12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Agenda

Business


1.  A presentation to Bryce Mumford for five years of service award.
Presentation only.

2.  A presentation on a retail sales tax incentive for Days Market (18-040)
A motion to place this item on the Action Agenda for the April 24, 2018 Council Meeting was approved 5:1, with David Harding opposed and George Handley excused.

3.  A discussion on an ordinance amendment to Provo City Code 6.14.080 Proximity Restrictions for the Premises of Licensed Beer Retailers (18-041)
A motion to place this item on the Consent Agenda for the April 24, 2018 Council Meeting was approved 6:0, with George Handley excused.
 
4.  A presentation by the Provo Bicycle Committee (18-039)
Presentation only.

5.  An update on the Victim Services Grant (18-028) Presentation only.

Council Work Meeting | April 17, 2018





 Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Rental Disclosure Requirement

For more than two years now, the Provo City Council has had zoning compliance as one of its top priorities. As Provo continues to grow, the Council is faced with the challenge of ensuring that our residents still enjoy that feeling of home. In November 2017, the Council adopted an ordinance about rental law. Since that time, Council has revisited the ordinance and made some revisions. 

The hope is that the new requirements would educate tenants on the occupancy restrictions while making sure that landlords are aware of the number of tenants living in the residence, leading to better compliance with Provo's zoning laws.

This change directly impacts those who rent out residential space in Provo or those who are residential tenants in Provo. The effective date is August1, 2018, and we want to give you time to prepare. 


Here are the basics:

Council Work Meeting | April 10, 2018



Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)


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Monday, April 9, 2018

Council Invites Input on Update to General Plan

https://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/258/Issue_6160

Provo City's General Plan is in need of an update and the City Council would like your input. 


What is the General Plan?

The General Plan is a broad planning guideline for the City's future development goals and provides policy statements to achieve those goals. The General Plan is the foundation for establishing goals, purposes, zoning, and activities allowed on each land parcel to provide compatibility and continuity to the entire region as well as each neighborhood.

What do you need from me?

Visit Open City Hall. Take a look at the draft that we've put together. You can read the text inside Open City Hall or download a PDF for each chapter. Tell us your opinions and suggestions. Let us know if we are on the right track for guiding Provo's future development.

This draft will be open for comments until noon on April 30, 2018. Registered users of Open City Hall can return and make edits and additions to their comments until that time.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on April 10, 2018

Citizens Agenda

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
12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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 presentation to Bryce Mumford for five years of service award
    • Bryce Mumford is being honored for reaching over five years of service as a policy analyst in the Council office.
  2. A presentation on a retail sales tax incentive for Days Market (18-040)
    • The Economic Development Department will provide an overview and proposal for a potential sales tax increment agreement with owners of Days Market, located on North Canyon Road, in order to provide retail incentive to offset certain costs associated with a $1 million remodel with the hope of doing additional work within the store not covered by the construction loan.
  3. A discussion on an ordinance amendment to Provo City Code 6.14.080 Proximity Restrictions for the Premises of Licensed Beer Retailers (18-041)
    • This would bring City Code in line with a 2017 change to Utah State Code defining proximity restrictions for alcoholic beverage licenses and where they will be granted within specific proximity measurements to a community location (church, school, etc.).
  4. A presentation by the Provo Bicycle Committee
  5. An update on the Victim Services Grant (18-028)
    • The Provo Police Victim Services Division is mostly funded by local, State, and Federal grants. They are required (as part of the grant) to provide the Council with two updates per year on the grants.
  6. A discussion on proposed changes to Provo City Code Sections pertaining to neighborhood meeting requirements (18-036)
    • Neighborhood chairs felt that the noticing process for different steps in the development approval process needed some updates and clarification. To address this, a Council subcommittee, formed from members of the Development Approval Process Review (DAPR) Committee, would like propose changes to Provo City Code Chapter 2.29.040 (Neighborhood Program), 14.02.010 (Zoning), and 15.17.040 (Land Use and Development). The changes will address when neighborhood meetings are required, the amount of noticing required of the developer, and the process for moving the application to the Planning Commission agenda. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on March 27, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action
1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Agenda

Approval of Minutes

      January 30, 2018 Council Retreat
      February 6, 2018 Work Meeting
      March 6, 2018 Work Meeting
      March 20, 2018 Council Retreat on Wastewater Treatment
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business


1.  A discussion on a proposed amendment to the C-PACE agreement (16-092)
A motion requesting that the Administration enter negotiations with OED, discuss with the Energy Department, move forward with option 1, remove the solar restrictions in the previous version, and return to discuss with the Council was approved 7:0.

2.  An update on Downtown Provo Inc. (18-027) 
Presentation only.

3.  A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
Presentation only.
 
4.  A presentation on the Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (18-005)
Presentation only.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Council Work Meeting | March 27, 2018



Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)



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Joint Meeting of Provo Municipal Council with Landmarks Commission | March 27, 2018


Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.)


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on March 27, 2018

Citizens Agenda

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 Landmarks Commission
12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
  1. A review of the purpose and duties of the Landmarks Commission.
    • The Landmarks Commission consists of seven Provo residents, appointed by the Mayor, who survey and inventory historic resources of Provo as well as conduct reviews and make recommendations concerning historic preservation issues, among other duties.
  2. A discussion of the Landmarks Commission initiatives.
    • Historic Home Tour
    • Walking Tour App
    • Outreach and social media
    • Preservation Awards
    • CLG Grants Projects
  3. A discussion on Landmarks Priorities.
    • Incentives
    • Surveys
  4. A discussion on how the City Council can help the Landmarks Commission.
    • Adopt incentives
    • Funding

Monday, March 12, 2018

Summary of Action | Meetings on March 6, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action
12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Agenda

Approval of Minutes

      January 16, 2018 Council Retreat
      January 23, 2018 Work Meeting
      February 20, 2018 Work Meeting
      March 1, 2018 Joint Meeting with Orem Council
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business


1.  An update on the Victim Services Grant (18-028) Continued to a future Work Meeting.

2.  A discussion on a proposal on reestablishing a youth council program (18-030) 
A motion to proceed with implementation of the youth council program was approved 5:0, with Kay Van Buren and George Stewart excused.

3.  A presentation on the Police Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
A motion that public safety is the Council’s top budget priority for the General Fund out of those budget presentation made to the Council thus far was approved 6:0, with Kay Van Buren excused.
 
4.  A presentation on the Fire Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
Presentation only.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Council Work Meeting | March 6, 2018


Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.) 


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on March 6, 2018


Citizens Agenda

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
12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 06, 2018

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. An update on the Victim Services Grant (18-028)
    • The Provo Police Victim Services Division is mostly funded by local, State, and Federal grants. They are required (as part of the grant) to provide the Council with two updates per year on the grants.
  2. A discussion on a proposal on reestablishing a youth council program (18-030)
    • Provo City has had a youth council program in past years; however, due to a lack of funding, the program was put on hold. Last year, the Council approved $2,500 its budget to reestablish the program. Since then, volunteers from Communities that Care have offered to provide a volunteer to recruit and oversee students who could serve on a youth council.
  3. A presentation on the Police Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
    • These presentations are in anticipation of the budget for the next fiscal year. The Police Department will report on how they’re performing with their budgets and what they may need to accomplish their goals.
  4. A presentation on the Fire Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
    • These presentations are in anticipation of the budget for the next fiscal year. The Fire Department will report on how they’re performing with their budgets and what they may need to accomplish their goals.

Summary of Action - Meetings on February 20, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action
1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Agenda
Roll Call
Prayer


Approval of Minutes

      January 11, 2018 Legislative Breakfast
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business


1.  A motion to reschedule the March 20th meetings.
A motion to reschedule the March 20, 2018 Work & Council Meetings for March 27, 2018 was approved 6:0, with Council member George Stewart excused.


2.  A presentation and discussion on wastewater planning. (17-131) Presentation only.

3.  A presentation regarding a proposed appropriation to fund the demolition and construction of Block 90 (R.C. Willey Block). (17-106)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the February 20, 2018 Council Meeting.
 
4.  A presentation regarding a proposed appropriation to the Housing Consortium Fund to pay for approved self-help projects. (18-025)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the February 20, 2018 Council Meeting.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Council Work Meeting | February 20, 2018

Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.) 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on February 20, 2018

Citizens Agenda
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
1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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 motion to reschedule the March 20th meetings
    • Precinct caucuses for upcoming elections have been scheduled for the evening of March 20. In order to allow participation in these caucus meetings, it is being proposed that the March 20 Council meetings be moved to another date. Council staff recommend moving the meetings to March 27.
  2. A presentation and discussion on wastewater planning (17-131)
    • A decision needs to be made regarding Provo City’s wastewater infrastructure, specifically regarding the wastewater treatment plant. The Public Works Department will present information regarding potential issues relative to the treatment plant and development on the west side of Provo.
  3. A presentation regarding a proposed appropriation to fund the demolition and construction of Block 90 (R.C. Willey Block) (17-106)
    • Council, acting as the Redevelopment Governing Board, previously authorized funds for demolition of the former R.C. Willey building and others on Block 90 to facilitate construction of a temporary parking lot. This appropriation is to cover additional unexpected expenses.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Summary of Action - Meetings on February 6, 2018

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Summary of Action
12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Room 310, City Conference Room
351 W Center, Provo, UT 84601

Agenda
Roll Call
Prayer


Approval of Minutes

      January 9, 2018 Work Meeting
    Approved by unanimous consent.

    Business


    1.  An introduction of Karen Larsen, recommended Director of Customer Service (18-020)
    Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the February 6, 2018 Council Meeting.

    2.  A presentation on the Provo Library and potential budget requests (18-005) Presentation only.
    3.  A presentation on the Administrative Services Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
    Presentation only.
     

    4.  A discussion on a post-performance sales tax increment agreement at East Bay Shopping Center (18-021) Presentation only. This item will be heard at the February 20, 2018 Council Meeting.

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Council Work Meeting | February 6, 2018



    Agenda  (Time stamps have been added on YouTube to the individual agenda items to help you find them in the video.) 

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Citizens Agenda for Meetings on February 6, 2018

    Citizens Agenda


    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
    12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 6, 2018
    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. An introduction of Karen Larsen, recommended Director of Customer Service (18-020)
    • An ordinance was passed on January 23, 2018, creating the Department of Customer Service. It was previously a division under the Mayor’s office. Mayor Kaufusi is recommending the appointment of the current division head, Karen Larsen, as the department director. Consent of the Council is required for these appointments. This will be voted on in the regular Council meeting.
    1. A presentation on the Provo Library and potential budget requests (18-005)
    • The Council has asked to hear from various departments and have them share information on likely budget requests in advance of receiving the tentative Provo City budget in May.
    1. A presentation on the Administrative Services Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
    • The Council has asked to hear from various departments and have them share information on likely budget requests in advance of receiving the tentative Provo City budget in May.
    1. A discussion on a post-performance sales tax increment agreement at East Bay Shopping Center (18-021)
    • The Economic Development Department will present an overview and proposal for a potential sales tax increment agreement with the new owners of the East Bay Shopping Center in order to provide retail incentives to offset certain costs in attracting new tenants to the shopping center. The new owners will be present at the meeting to answer questions. The purpose is to work with the new property owners of the East Bay Shopping Center to create an incentive agreement to backfill historically vacant storefronts.
    • The model for this incentive would be similar to that used at the Parkway Village located on University Parkway. The agreement would allow the owners to recoup up to half of their out-of-pocket expenses and then share additional tax revenue if additional time remains on the term of the agreement, up to actual costs.