Sunday, December 9, 2018

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on December 11, 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
12:00 PM, Tuesday, December, 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.

Approval of Minutes
  1. November 29, 2018 Joint Zoning and Housing Committee Meeting
  1. A discussion on an ordinance amending Provo City Code to clarify that unauthorized energy generation shall not receive any rate or bill credits (18-103)
    • Provo City Code prohibits self-generation of electric energy unless the generation is licensed by the Provo City Energy Department. Additionally, licenses for electric self-generation by industrial and commercial customers have only recently been authorized by the code. Because self-generation without a license it prohibited, such generation would not qualify for any rate or bill credits. However, with rising interest in self-generation by residential, commercial, and industrial customers, the Energy Department believes it would be prudent to add language to the code explicitly stating that entities that engage in unauthorized self-generation shall not receive any rate or bill credits.
  2. A discussion on policies regarding impact fee policy (18-099)
    • There is a clear cost of growth in any community. A city's infrastructure provides a given quality of life in a community, and growth can put strain on that infrastructure. Water, electricity, sewer, street systems, and more must be modified to address the needs resulting from new growth. State law provides a mechanism, called impact fees, to collect funds to offset the City's cost of accommodating that growth. Provo City's ordinance provides that impact fees and capital facilities plans should be reviewed on five year intervals. The Impact Fee Review Committee (comprised of Council members, City staff, developers, and community members) has been meeting since early 2017 and working with a consulting firm to bring forward updated recommendations. The results of their work was presented at an Impact Fee Open House on November 8, 2018. Council will be holding public hearings at the November 27 and December 11 meetings and will then vote on the adoption of updated impact fees. Current impact fees are listed on the consolidated fee schedule.
  3. An update on the state loan and financing for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and a discussion on the Westside map (18-052)
    • The Public Works Department will come to provide an update to the Municipal Council on the discussions that the Public Works has had with the State regarding a loan for a portion of the cost of this project. They will also update the Council on the location issues that they've uncovered as they've started to narrow the location for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Finally, they intend to discuss the financing options available to pay for the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades.
  4. A discussion regarding state regulations for Stormwater and an update on a completed draft of the Stormwater Master Plan (18-102)
    • Public Works has recently completed a draft of the updated stormwater master plan, including an impact fee facilities plan in conjunction with the citywide impact fee study. The draft master plan will be presented to the Council and then after it has been reviewed and it will be ready for adoption by Council.
Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission
  1. A request for an amendment to adopt Provo City Code Chapter 14.50(36), for the establishment of a new redevelopment zone to facilitate a construction project. Spring Creek Neighborhood. (PLOTA20180365)
    • The proposed Performance Redevelopment Option (PRO) zone is attached to a rezone and concept plan that would allow the applicant to build 62 residential units and would allow for a higher amount of singles to reside within each unit. It aligns with the Southeast Neighborhood Plan. Planning Commission recommended approval
  2. A request for an ordinance amendment to the Zone Map Classification of approximately 5.89 acres of real property, generally located at 1606 S. State Street, to a Redevelopment PRO zone. Spring Creek Neighborhood. (PLRZ2018105)
    • This is part of the project listed in item 7. The requested rezone provides for townhomes with a higher occupancy density (baching overlay) which furthers the goals and policies within the General Plan and future land use designated in the Southeast Neighborhood Plan. Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation.
  3. A discussion on a request to adopt the Moderate Income Housing Report for Provo City. Citywide impact. (PLGPA2018395)
    • The Moderate Income Housing Report is a biennial report of the efforts Provo City has made in the last two years regarding implementation of the Moderate Income Housing Plan as contained within the City’s General Plan.
  4. A discussion on the Parameters Resolution for Provo Police, Fire & City Facilities Bond (18-106
    • Voters approved the sale of bonds in the November general election. The parameters of the bond sale will be voted on in the December 11 Council meeting.

    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, December 11, 2018

    Opening Ceremony
    • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
    Presentations, Proclamations, and Awards
    • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
    1. A presentation of the Provo City Audit Report and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. (18-105)
    2. A presentation of the Provology graduates
    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.
    Consent Agenda
    • Items on the consent agenda are generally routine in nature, have been fully vetted in other meetings, or do not need additional discussion. They are approved together as one item.
    1. Approval of Minutes for the October 23, 2018 Council Meeting
    2. Approval of Minutes for the November 27, 2018 Council Meeting
    3. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to Public Works standards. Citywide impact. (PLOTA20180348)
      • Each year, the Provo Public Works Departments updates utility construction standards, street design standards and other development standards. Staff is particularly interested in those standards which have a visible impact on the built environment and clearly fall within the purview of the Planning Commission. The standards under consideration for revision are generally related to underground utility construction. The current street design standards are not proposed for revision because an update to the Transportation Master Plan is currently in progress. These street design standards will come before the Planning Commission as part of the review of the Transportation Master Plan. Planning Commission recommended approval.
    4. A resolution adopting the 2019 Council regular meeting schedule. (18-104)
      • The Council’s meeting schedule for the next calendar year must be adopted by the end of the current year. Changes may be made during the year according to provisions in State Code.
    Action Agenda
    1. A resolution appointing individuals to various boards and commissions (18-003)
      • The Mayor regularly makes appointments to various boards and commissions, with the consent of the Municipal Council. The following appointments will be presented to the Council for their consent:
      • Jane Wise - Arts Council
      • Mary Rasband - Energy Board
      • Lynette Hemsath - Housing Authority
      • George Handley - Housing Authority
    1. A resolution setting the parameters of the Provo Police, Fire & City Facilities Bond. (18-106)
      • The is item 4 on the work meeting agenda.
    2. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to modify and enact impact fees for Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Power, Parks and Recreation, Roadway Facilities, and Public Safety, and to modify provisions regarding impact fees. (18-099)
      • This is item 3 on the work meeting agenda.
    3. An ordinance enacting Provo City Code Chapter 14.50(36) (Spring Creek High Occupancy Performance Redevelopment Option zone). Spring Creek Neighborhood. (PLOTA20180365) 
      • This is item 7 on the work meeting agenda.
    4. An ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately 6.21 acres of real property, generally located at 1606 South State Street, from One-Family Residential (R1.10) to a PRO (PCC 14.50(36)). Spring Creek Neighborhood. (PLRZ2018105)   
      • This is item 8 on the work meeting agenda.
    5. A resolution approving the adoption of the Moderate Income Housing Report for Provo City and amending the General Plan. Citywide impact (PLGPA20180395)  
      • This is item 9 on the work meeting agenda.
    6. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to increase buffering requirements and transitional standards when certain uses are adjacent to a Residential Zone. Citywide impact. (PLOTA20180216)
      • Provo City Code has a section that identifies zones where impound yards can be and are subject to a conditional use permit (CUP). Some of the zones allow impound yards as a Permitted Use which is conflicting with 14.34.350. A number of existing impound yards in the City have been identified. Many existing impound yards are adjacent to or across the street from a residential zone. The applicant has expressed concerns with the existing buffering requirements of impound yards near residential zones. Staff finds that there are inconsistencies in the zoning code related to impound yards and where they are Permitted or Conditional Uses. Staff has proposed ordinance revisions to clean up the inconsistencies and move towards having them be permitted uses subject to meeting established criteria that the Planning Commission feels would mitigate impacts related to these land uses. Planning Commission recommended approval. This was previously heard at the November 27 Council meeting.
    7. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to clarify requirements regarding customers that generate electric energy. Citywide impact. (18-103) 
      • This is item 2 on the work meeting agenda.

    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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