Thursday, August 2, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on August 6-7, 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

4:00 PM, Monday, August 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. Council is considering several alternatives to address critical needs for Fire Station 2, the Police Department, and the City Center building. This is an extra work meeting called to give Council members additional time for discussion and to receive updated information.

Business
  1. City Center Presentations 
    • Review of Options 
    • Updated Space Analysis 
    • Report on Public Input 
    • Additional Information 
  2. Council Discussion, including Questions and Answers
Adjournment





PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:00 PM, Tuesday, August 7, 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 bond election for the Provo City Center. (18-073)
    • Council is considering several alternatives to address critical needs for Fire Station 2, the Police Department, and the City Center building. An option will need to be selected in order to prepare the necessary information to place a bond on the November 2018 ballot.
  2. A discussion on a Rules Committee proposal regarding amendments to the Council Handbook and Provo City Code (18-078)
    • The Rules Committee will be presenting several recommendations pertaining to Council’s policies and procedures, including how the Council defines and establishes “Council Committees.”
  3. A presentation on the Sewer Metering Study (18-052)
    • Public Works will share results of their sewer metering study and how it relates to future growth, and the implications for the timing and location of a new treatment plant.
  4. A presentation on Utah's Housing Gap (18-070)
    • On May 1 of this year, the Salt Lake Chamber officially launched the Housing GAP Coalition. This group includes business and community leaders from throughout the state and is the first of its kind in the nation. The Coalition aims to address Utah’s looming housing affordability problem before it’s too late.  This group was formed as a direct response to a new study, commissioned by the Salt Lake Chamber and conducted by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. The study concludes that the rate Utah’s housing prices are increasing threatens our cost of living, economic prosperity and quality of life. You can read the entire study here.
  5. A discussion on a draft of the Environmental Assessment (EA), Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Timp-Kiwanis Bounous Property Conversion (17-036)
    • Over the past year the Parks and Recreation Department has been working with Clegg Consult and the State to remove the LWCF designation on Timp-Kiwanis Park due to the park no longer meeting the requirements. Upon approval of this conversion, Parks and Recreation has proposed that the property is surplussed and sold to Provo School District. The proceeds of the purchase are required to be used to purchase land only and the land would need to qualify for the LWCF designation.
    • The draft environmental assessment for this property conversion will have been released at the end of July. Council will be getting a quick overview of the assessment as well as the plans moving forward for the Council meeting on August 21.
Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission
  1. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding allowances and requirements of home occupations. Citywide impact. (PLOTA20180109)
    • A number of recent major home occupation requests have been controversial in their evaluation of possible impacts on their associated neighborhoods. After discussion in a work session, Council requested consideration of some amendments and this request was sent to the Planning Commission. Planning Commission recommended approval.
    • This requested text amendment is intended to address and clarify a number of different items and involves such items as definitions of certain terms; limitations on promotional meetings; changes related to the number of customers and employees allowed with major home occupations; the hours in which customers and employees may be on the premises; and the non-allowance for an accessory apartment and a major home occupation to be operated at the same time.
  1. A discussion on an ordinance text amendment to Sections 14.10.40 (Lot Width) and 14.10.45 (Lot Depth) to decrease the required minimums for R1 Single-family zones. Citywide application. (PLOTA20180063)
    • This amendment seeks to modify the minimum lot width and minimum lot depth requirements for lots within the R1 single-family residential zones. Similar lot amendments were proposed 2016 and brought to the Planning Commission. Approval was recommended, but the amendments were never taken to the City Council because a broader revision to Chapter 14.10 was recommended. Limited staff resources have not allowed that type of extensive revision. Planning Commission recommended partial approval.
  2. A discussion on a rezone request located at 1138 N Geneva Rd, from A1.5 to R1.6PD for approximately three acres, to allow for a twelve-lot subdivision (Lakeview Meadows). Lakeview North Neighborhood. (PLRZ20180089)
    • Ty Vranes, for VP Homes, LLC (the “applicant”), is requesting a zone change for three acre portion of a 5.931-acre parcel, which is located at approximately 1138 N Geneva Road in the Lakeview North Neighborhood. The property is currently zoned A1.5 and the request is to rezone the three-acre portion of the lot to R1.6PD to allow development of 12 single-family detached dwellings. Planning Commission recommended approval.
  3. A discussion on a request for a General Plan Amendment to adopt the Maeser Neighborhood Plan. (PLGPA20180201)
    • City staff organized an advisory group of residents that expressed interest in
      establishing a neighborhood plan for Maeser. The group met periodically to discuss the current conditions of the neighborhood and plan for the future of their neighborhood. City staff helped to pull everything together into a draft and obtained additional feedback from the group and the neighborhood. The updated draft is being requested for adoption into Appendix ‘H” of the Provo General Plan where other neighborhood plans are located. The adopted plan will allow residents, City officials, and developers to see what the vision is for the Maeser Neighborhood in greater detail than the General Plan to ensure that proper decisions are made to protect and improve the neighborhood with a clear focus. Planning Commission recommended approval.
  1. A discussion on an ordinance text amendment to Section 14.10.020(6) to allow commercial uses to operate "only in historic buildings" in the Residential Single Family (R1) Zone. Citywide application. (PLOTA20180094)
    • Certain commercial uses have been permitted in the RC Zone in historic buildings, which are defined as building listed on the Provo Landmarks Register. The same uses are not permitted in historic building in adjacent R1 zones. Currently 17 properties would be affected by this amendment in the Foothills, Franklin, Joaquin, and Maeser Neighborhoods. Planning Commission recommended approval.
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.
Adjournment


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, August 7, 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 and recognition of several Provo Recreation Center lifeguards
  2. Neighborhood Spotlight
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 providing for the holding of a local special bond election in Provo City, Utah, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the City the question of the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds in an amount to be determined; providing for the holding of a public hearing and the publication of a Notice of Public Hearing; and providing for related matters. (18-073) 
    • Council is considering several alternatives to address critical needs for Fire Station 2, the Police Department, and the City Center building. An option will need to be selected in order to prepare the necessary information to place a bond on the November 2018 ballot.
  1. A resolution appropriating $350,000 to acquire a purchase option for property located at Provo Towne Center Mall. (18-073)
    • For some time, Provo City Administration has been looking to provide a better working environment for its Police and Fire employees. This November, Provo City will be adding an initiative to the ballot to help fund the construction of a new Public Safety facility and City Hall. Staff is evaluating three options for the public to provide input: Building a new City Hall at the existing location; Refurbishing the existing City Hall; or moving City Hall to a new location.
    • The former Sears building at Provo Towne Center mall is 124,000 square feet and could be converted into office space. Brixton Capital is willing to keep the property off the market while the City completes its evaluation process. The price for a purchase option on the building and its associated parking is $350,000. This equates to approximately 5.6% of the value of the property. If Council authorizes the acquisition of the option, the $350,000 would be applied to the purchase price of the property if the City of Provo decides to buy the property in December for a new City Hall facility. If the City opts not to complete the purchase, the City would forgo the money.
  2. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to decrease the required lot width and depth minimums for single-family zones. City-wide Impact. (PLOTA20180063
    • This is item 7 on the work meeting agenda. This is the first hearing and possible formal vote after having discussed it in the work meeting.
  3. An ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately 3 acres of real property, generally located at 1138 North Geneva Road from Agriculture (A1.5) to Single-Family Residential (R1.6PD). Lakeview North Neighborhood. (PLRZ20180089)
    • This is item 8 on the work meeting agenda. This is the first hearing and possible formal vote after having discussed it in the work meeting.
  4. A resolution to adopt the Maeser Neighborhood Plan as a component of the Provo City General Plan. (PLGPA20180201)
    • This is item 9 on the work meeting agenda. This is the first hearing and possible formal vote after having discussed it in the work meeting.
  5. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to allow commercial uses to operate "only in historic buildings" in the Residential Single Family (R1) zone. City-wide Impact. (PLOTA20180094)
    • This is item 10 on the work meeting agenda. This is the first hearing and possible formal vote after having discussed it in the work meeting.
  6. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding allowances and requirements of home occupations. Citywide impact. (PLOTA20180109)
    • This is item 5 on the work meeting agenda. This is the first hearing and possible formal vote after having discussed it in the work meeting.
  7. **CONTINUED to a future Planning Commission meeting** An ordinance amending Provo City Code to increase buffering requirements when adjacent to a residential zone. City-wide Impact. (PLOTA20180216)
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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