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:

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.

  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. 
  7. A presentation on the Energy Department and potential budget requests (18-005)
    • These presentations are in anticipation of the budget for the next fiscal year. The Energy Department will report on how they’re performing with their budgets and what they may need to accomplish their goals.
  8. A presentation on the Provo Airport and potential budget requests (18-005)
    • These presentations are in anticipation of the budget for the next fiscal year. The Provo Airport will report on how they’re performing with their budgets and what they may need to accomplish their goals.
  9. A discussion on a proposal to prohibit tobacco product use within parks and recreation facilities (18-035)
    • This is a proposed amendment to Provo City Code Chapter 9.19.090 on the prohibition of alcohol possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in City parks. It would include prohibiting the use of tobacco products, including variations such as e-cigarettes, and would would expand the park definition to “city park, trail, or recreational facility.”
  10. A discussion on representation of the Downtown Neighborhood (18-038)
    • The Downtown Neighborhood was originally established as a business district. With more mixed use development increasing the number of residents in the neighborhood, the current method of representation (the Neighborhood Chair is appointed by Downtown Provo, Inc.) needs to be adjusted. The Neighborhood Advisory Board, in consultation with the Downtown Neighborhood Chair, is proposing equal Co-Chairs (one for residents and one for businesses) to ensure representation for both neighborhood interests.
  11. A discussion on the 2018 Utah County Municipal Grant for the Provo River Trail Renovation (18-037)
    • This is an annual grant offered by Utah County for communities within the county. Funding for the grant comes from the “Restaurant Tax” Funds distributed to communities based on population data. Provo’s portion is $59,757.17. This is a reimbursement grant. Provo City expends the funds and must submit for reimbursement. Funding will be used to pay for a portion of the Provo River Trail Enhancement Project phase 1 construction costs. Last year’s grant funded design and engineering services for this project.
Policy Items Referred From the Planning Commission
  1. A discussion on a proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment to Section 14.41 Major Home Occupations to extend daytime business hours from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and a discussion of possible changes to the Home Occupations chapter generally (17-0025OA)
    • At recent work and Council meetings, the Council has considered an applicant’s request to extend daytime business hours from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. (The Planning Commission’s recommendation was to extend the businesses hours to 9:00 pm.) Several Council members expressed concern about the implications of longer hours being the default for major home occupations across the City. Other suggestions were proposed at the March 27 work meeting and this is a continuation of that discussion.
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.

Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Opening Ceremony
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
Approval of Minutes

Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
  1. Neighborhood Spotlight: Timp Neighborhood
  2. A presentation on the Pioneer Village
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. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 1.92 acres of real property, generally located at 422-490 South State Street, from General Commercial to High Density Residential. Maeser Neighborhood. (17-0010R)
    • This is a request to rezone a property to High Density Residential (HDR) to facilitate the construction of a 64-unit apartment complex.
  2. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding parking requirements in the Supplementary Residential (S) Overlay Zone. Citywide Impact. (PLOTA20180025)
    • There are two areas of the City where the Supplementary Apartment Overlay (S) exists, both being adjacent to BYU Campus. The (S) Overlay is very similar to the Accessory Apartment Overlay zone with one clear distinction – the number of allowed unrelated individuals. The (A) overlay allows two unrelated individuals to reside in a legally established accessory apartment, while the (S) overlay allows four unrelated individuals to reside in a legally established accessory apartment.
      Despite the difference in occupancy, the required parking ratio is the same; four spaces are to serve the principal residence and the accessory apartment. It is proposed that the parking standards be raised two additional spaces to reflect the higher occupancy allowance of the (S) overlay.
  3. **CONTINUED** The Provo City Transportation and Mobility Committee proposes that the Municipal Council adopt by resolution a Complete Streets Policy and incorporate said policy as an appendix to the General Plan. Citywide impact. (PLGPA20180028)

    • This was continued by the Planning Commission so it is not ready to be formally heard by the Council.

What do those numbers at the ends of the agenda items mean?
    • Items on the agenda are given a file number by Council staff or Community Development staff to help with tracking the item through the legislative process and to organize the supporting materials.
    • You may find it helpful in cases where an item may be worded a little differently on different agendas. Matching up that file number helps you see that it is the same issue.
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