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.
  4. A discussion on the Municipal Wastewater Planning Program Self-Assessment Report for Provo 2017 (18-053)
    • The State of Utah requires this assessment as part of of the permit process for municipal wastewater systems.
  5. A discussion on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Variance Resolution (18-051)
    • A resolution is being submitted for Council’s approval on the City’s financing plan for the plant, which needs to be submitted to the State by June 1 in order to meet the requirements of the City’s water quality regulation various. The variance resolution is tentatively scheduled for the May 15 Council meeting.
  6. A discussion on the Program Year 2018 Annual Action Plan, Fourth Year Update to the 2015 Consolidated Plan, including CDBG and HOME Funding recommendations (18-056)
    • This introduces the 2018 draft of the Annual Action Plan on proposed usage of CDBG and HOME funds. These are federal funds provided through Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Two public hearings will be held and an open comment period will begin with the May 1 Council meeting.
  7. A discussion on tax increment financing (18-057)
    • In recent months, the Council has encountered several opportunities to approve retail deals involving tax increment financing. Some Council members have wondered whether continuing to make tax increment financing deals is in the best interest of the City. Dixon Holmes will lead a discussion on tax increment financing and answer questions the Council may have.
  8. A discussion on retail (18-058)
    • Scott Bowles, Provo Towne Center Manager, requested an opportunity to discuss with Council members the topic of retail from business and strategic planning perspectives.






Policy Items Referred From the Planning Commission
  1. A discussion on an ordinance text amendment to Section 14.14A.070 to increase the height limit for assisted living facilities in the Low Density Residential (LDR) Zone from 30 feet to 40 feet. Although this project is in the Riverbottoms neighborhood, the proposed amendment has citywide implications because it could apply to future LDR zones. (PLOTA20180054)
    • This is a request to increase the height limit for assisted living facilities within the LDR zone from 30 feet to 40 feet if the facility is 200 feet away from the nearest detached one-family residential structure. The applicant is looking begin phase 2 of their development at 4100 N University Avenue and they would like to go to three stories.
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, May 1, 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. A presentation on the Provo Serves initiative
  2. A presentation of the proposed tentative budget for Provo City Corporation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 20, 2019 (18-005)
    • The City’s administration is required by Utah State law to present the proposed budget to the Council at the first Council meeting in May. Council will vote to tentatively adopt the proposed budget at the May 15 Council meeting. Watch for updates and timelines on the budget page on the website.
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 adding personal property to the surplus property list and authorizing the Mayor to dispose of the property (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 resolution approving a Substantial Amendment to the 2015 Five-Year Consolidated Plan to incorporate the use of the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program. (18-046)
    • An amendment is necessary to incorporate the use of the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program as a resource. This will fund infrastructure improvements necessary due to the Duncan Aviation expansion.
  3. A public hearing on the Program Year 2018 Annual Action Plan, Fourth Year Update to the 2015 Consolidated Plan, including CDBG and HOME Funding recommendations (18-056)
    • This is the first of two required public hearings and initiates a public comment period (May 1 - June 5) regarding the 2018 draft of the Annual Action Plan on proposed usage of CDBG and HOME funds. These are federal funds provided through Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  4. A resolution approving the Wastewater Self-Assessment in accordance with the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit. (18-053)
    • The State of Utah requires this assessment as part of of the permit process for municipal wastewater systems.
  5. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to increase the height limit for assisted living facilities in the Low Density Residential (LDR) Zone. The project initiating this proposed change is in the Riverbottoms Neighborhood, but the proposed amendment would have a citywide impact. (PLOTA20180054)
    • This is a request to increase the height limit for assisted living facilities within the LDR zone from 30 feet to 40 feet if the facility is 200 feet away from the nearest detached one-family residential structure. The applicant is looking begin phase 2 of their development at 4100 N University Avenue and they would like to go to three stories.
  6. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding allowing motorcycle parking to count toward vehicle parking requirements. Riverbottoms Neighborhood. (PLOTA20180025)
    • This would allow two motorcycle spaces to be substituted for one required vehicle parking space in the Arbors on the Avenue PRO Zone, with a limit of no more than one out of every 50 required vehicle parking spaces. The first hearing of this item was at the April 24 Council meeting.
  7. ITEM CONTINUED TO A FUTURE DATE: The Provo City Community Development Department requests amendments to Section 14.34.295 Downtown Development Design Standards to clarify architectural requirements in the Downtown Zones. Central Business District, Joaquin, Maeser, Franklin, and Timp Neighborhoods. (16-0005OA)
    • Previously noticed for the May 1 Council meeting, the item was not ready to be heard at this time.





Adjournment


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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