Thursday, March 21, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on March 19, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 19, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Approval of Minutes
November 27, 2018 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.
 
Budget Committee

 
1.  A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget requests. (19-004) Presentation only.

2.  A discussion regarding the Provo City Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2019-2020 (part 1 of 2). (19-035) Presentation only.

Business
 
3.  A presentation from the Administration about proposed organizational changes. (19-036)
Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for a future Work Meeting.

4.  A discussion regarding a proposed ordinance amendment prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits from commercial animal establishments (19-030) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on March 19, 2019.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on March 19, 2019

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://agendas.provo.org

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Work Meetings are designed to be a less formal venue for discussion among Council Members. Generally, no public input is taken during the meeting.

Budget Committee
  1. A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget requests. (19-004)
    • The Parks and Recreation Department will (1) report on how its operations contribute to City goals and objectives, and (2) identify potential budget needs for the department.
  2. A discussion regarding the the Provo City Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2019-2020 (part 1 of 2). (19-035)
    • The document and the presentation will lay out the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) for each department. Information for each item includes a description of the project, funding status (funded, partially funded, unfunded), funding sources, cost elements, the projected budget through FY 2023-2024, which city goals are furthered, and an estimate of the general impact on operating budgets
Business
  1. A presentation from the Administration about proposed organizational changes. (19-036)
    • Following an extensive review of the effectiveness of the city organizational structure and processes, the Mayor wants to make several changes to streamline and improve development review processes and better align the city to improve the development experience. Three areas are proposed: 1) create a new Department of Development Services, 2) create a "one-stop shop" for development review processes, and 3) revamp the Coordinators' Review Council (CRC).

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on March 5, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Business

1.  A discussion on the Economic Development Impact that has been produced through Parks and Recreation efforts (19-031) Presentation only.

2.  A discussion concerning House Bill 324 which proposes raising the minimum age for tobacco purchase and other alternatives available to Provo City (19-029) A motion to amend the implied motion to include the language suggested was approved 6:0, with Councilor Gary Winterton excused. This item was already scheduled for the March 5, 2019 Council Meeting.

3.  A discussion regarding a proposed ordinance amendment prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits from commercial animal establishments (19-030) Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for the Work and Council Meetings on March 19, 2019.

4.  A discussion regarding the Provo City Parking goals and objectives (19-018) Presentation only.

5.  A discussion on an ordinance to correct inconsistencies and provide clarification regarding boards and commissions in Provo City Code Title 2 (19-033) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on March 5, 2019.

6.  A discussion on Council work efforts (19-032) A motion to create an ad hoc Election Code Committee, with the mission statement: "Review Provo City's current election code with Provo City election officials and propose updates and changes to better address and balance interests of campaign finance transparency, donor privacy, code clarity, and ballot access," and with David Harding as Chair and George Stewart as Vice-Chair was approved 6:0, with Councilor Gary Winterton excused.

The Economic Impacts of Parks and Recreation

The benefits of Provo City's parks and recreation facilities have a broader impact than most people realize. Scott Henderson, Parks and Recreation Director, recently gave a presentation to the Provo City Council on the economic benefits to the area based on patrons and customers using those facilities. Those benefits often include hotel stays, dining out, and retail purchases in Provo.

The Covey Center for the Arts is a regional performance venue that regularly attracts visitors to Provo. There were 228 ticket performances in 2018, with 74,665 tickets sold. In addition to the more than $800,000 in ticket revenues generated, the Center was also used for free performances, rehearsal time, and classes. They estimate over 100,000 visitors came to downtown Provo because of the Covey Center and a survey estimated that patrons spend $1.9 million at Provo eating establishments annually.

East Bay Golf Course hosts more than just golf events. The annual BYU Fall XC Classic involves 110 teams and brings in $1 million in economic impact spending. The recent NCAA Cross Country Championships brought in 40 teams and the economic impact was over $1 million. Golf events like the WCC Championships and State High School Golf Championships have economic spending impacts of half a million dollars per event. The Provo Open Tournament generates $100,000 of community spending every June.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on March 5, 2019

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://agendas.provo.org

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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 Economic Development Impact the has been produced through Parks and Recreation efforts (19-031)
    • Parks and Recreation facility operations staff would like to present the economic impact of Parks and Recreation facilities/events in the community.  All areas have worked with the Utah Valley Conventions and Visitors Bureau to compile impact numbers. Presentation and discussion will include the Regional Sports Park concept.
  2. A discussion concerning House Bill 324 which proposes raising the minimum age for tobacco purchase and other alternatives available to Provo City (19-029)
    • Recently, Lehi City became the first city in Utah to pass a law which raised the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. Included in this item is a discussion about sending the resolution of support to the Utah State Legislature. In order to have any impact during this Legislative session, the Council needs to approve something at Council Meeting on March 5, 2019.
  3. A discussion regarding a proposed ordinance amendment prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits from commercial animal establishments (19-030))
    • Some Utah municipalities have passed legislation that prohibits the sale live dogs, cats or rabbits, unless they are sourced from somewhere like a shelter. The primary concerns are the conditions of some "puppy mills" which supply pets to retail pet stores, illnesses that can then be spread to other pets in the community, and the current over supply of pet that fill local animal shelters. The Provo Council is not necessarily concerned about any currently registered pet store in Provo City, but is concerned about new pet stores after seeing other cities in Utah grapple with problems arising from pet stores locating in their limits.
  4. A discussion regarding the Provo City Parking goals and objectives (19-018)
    • There are several listed goals and objectives within Chapter 9 of the General Plan regarding implementation of a parking strategy. Council has invited Austin Taylor to come before the Council to discuss with Council how he intends to manage parking issues within Provo City.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on February 19, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

2:30 PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

1.  Approval of Minutes
  • o October 9, 2018 Work Meeting
    o October 23, 2018 Work Meeting
    o October 23, 2018 Town Hall on the Bond
    o November 13, 2018 Work Meeting
    o December 18, 2018 Work Meeting
    o January 22, 2019 Work Meeting
    Approved by unanimous consent.
Budget Committee
 
2. A presentation on Administrative Services and potential budget requests. (19-004) Presentation only.

Business
 
3. A discussion regarding an appropriation for additional Police Department expenses. (19-019)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 19, 2019.

4. A discussion regarding an appropriation for the Provo Police, Fire & City Facilities Bond. (19-021)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 19, 2019.
 
5. A discussion on a proposed appropriation for the Airport Bond payment. (19-020) Presentation
only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 19, 2019.


6. A discussion on a proposed expansion of the Provo City Airport. (19-028) Presentation only. This
item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 19, 2019.


7. A discussion on the use of the surplus property list. (19-015) Presentation only. This item was
already scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 19, 2019.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Upcoming UDOT Projects in Provo

At the beginning of March, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is scheduled to begin two different projects in Provo. A UDOT representative gave a presentation at the February 19 Council meeting about these upcoming projects and how they are getting the word out to residents in the area.

BULLDOG BOULEVARD - Construction will begin March 4 and continue for about six months. Watch for changing traffic configurations and lane closures during this time.

500 WEST - Construction will begin March 4 and continue for about 18 months. This will be on the segment of Provo's 500 West from 800 North to 500 South and will be upgrading aging infrastructure. All traffic from 300 South to 800 North will be moved to the center of the road and reduced to one lane in each direction. Watch for additional changes as the project progresses.


























Neighborhood Chairs in the affected areas will be receiving updates. You can also sign up for email updates from UDOT. Here are more ways to find information and ask questions:

500 West Updates
HOTLINE: 385-250-0606
EMAIL: provo500w@utah.gov
WEBSITE: udot.utah.gov/go/provo500w

Bulldog Boulevard Updates
HOTLINE: 888-966-6624
EMAIL: provobulldogblvd@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.provo.org/bulldog

Twitter:  @UDOTRegionThree
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/utahdot/


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on February 19, 2019


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://agendas.provo.org

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
2:30 PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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. Several sets of minutes from previous meetings are ready to be approved
Budget Committee
  1. A presentation on Administrative Services and potential budget requests. (19-004)
    • Administrative Services will (1) report on how its operations contribute to City goals and objectives, and (2) identify potential budget needs for the department.
Business
  1. A discussion regarding an appropriation for additional Police Department expenses. (19-019)
    • For the events surrounding the death of Officer Shinners, there were a number of expenses incurred by the Police Department beyond their normal operations that amount to just over $26,000 in expenses. This is a request to cover these expenses instead of using existing Police Department budget funds.
  2. A discussion regarding an appropriation for the Provo Police, Fire & City Facilities Bond. (19-021)
    • Work has already begun on the process for building a new city center and this budget will enable Provo City to begin to pay for property acquisition, architects, and construction of the projects. This amount is above the bond issuance total because it includes a 2% premium to cover issuance costs and expected interest gained through holding the bond proceeds. The appropriation is for $72,597,691 in General Services, and $240,000 in debt service.
  3. A discussion on a proposed appropriation for the Airport Bond payment. (19-020)
    • The Airport Sales Tax Revenue Bonds issued in FY2018 included a period of capitalized interest where payments of interest are made from the bond proceeds themselves. During this period, only interest payments are made. Because the bond proceeds fund these payments, they were unintentionally excluded from the budgeting process when developing the FY2019 budget. The interest payments in FY2019 amount to $196,475. The request before the Council is now to appropriate the $196,475 in the airport fund to rectify this oversight
  4. A discussion on a proposed expansion of the Provo City Airport
    • The City has submitted a request for appropriation to the Utah State Legislature for $9 million in funding for a new 40,000 square foot, phase one terminal with four gates. The long term plan is to expand the terminal to 70,000 square feet and accommodate ten gates via the addition of two wings. The terminal will have TSA screening and baggage claim areas. PVU (the airport code for Provo) has secured matching grant funds from the FAA for an apron and the City has put together a project worth $41,710,000 with the project including grants, capital improvement projects (utilities), interdepartmental loans. The City is also seeking $4,298,000 from another source to be determined to complete the project funding.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on February 5, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes
1.  January 10, 2019 Legislative Breakfast
All minutes approved by unanimous consent. 

Business

2. A discussion on items related to the Wastewater Treatment Plant site and process selection (18-052) Presentation only.

3. A discussion regarding an agreement between Provo City and West Union Canal Company
regarding water rights (19-025) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the
Council Meeting on February 5, 2019.


4. A discussion on the proposed Storm Drain Master Plan (18-102) Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 19, 2019.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

5. A discussion on an ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately 0.98 acres of real property, generally located at 672 South 1600 West, from Agriculture (A1.1) to Single-
Family Residential (R1.10). Sunset Neighborhood. (17-0019) Presentation only. This item was
already scheduled for the Council Meeting on February 5, 2019.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on January 22, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes
1.  September 25, 2018 Joint Meeting with Energy Board
2.  September 25, 2018 Work Meeting
All minutes approved by unanimous consent. 

Business

3.  A Quarterly Financial Report on the 1st Quarter of FY 2018-2019. (19-007) Presentation only.

4.  A discussion on the issuance of up to $69,000,000 of general obligation bonds for the purpose of financing Fire, Police, and City Facilities and related matters. (19-014) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the January 22 Council Meeting.

5.  A semi-annual report from the Sustainability Committee. (19-016) Presentation only.

6.  A discussion on an appropriation for the Urban Deer Program. (18-061) A motion to amend the resolution for the implied motion from $20,000 to $10,500 for the lethal portion of the program only was approved 7:0. This item was already scheduled for the January 22 Council Meeting.

7.  A presentation on the Provo Airport and potential budget requests. (19-004) Presentation only.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

8.  A discussion for a request to rezone approximately 14 acres, generally located at 2300 N University Parkway, from Regional Shopping Center (SC3) to Interim Transit Oriented Development (ITOD). Carterville Neighborhood. (PLRZ20180406) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the January 22 Council Meeting.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on February 5, 2019



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://agendas.provo.org

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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. Approval of Minutes for the January 10, 2019 Legislative Breakfast
Business
  1. A discussion on items related to the Wastewater Treatment Plant site and process selection (18-052)
    • After receiving low interest loan authorization from the State, Public Works is returning to the Council with recommendations on the location of the future plant and the treatment process to be used.
  2. A discussion regarding an agreement between Provo City and West Union Canal Company regarding water rights (19-025)
    • West Union Canal Company owns water rights that are used to provide shareholders with untreated water for irrigation and other uses. The company has decided to distribute some of its assets. Provo City is one of the shareholders and the Council is being asked to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement to surrender company stock in exchange for water rights.
  3. A discussion on the proposed Storm Drain Master Plan (18-102)

Affordable Housing Resolution

A RESOLUTION REGARDING A PLEDGE TO CONSIDER HOUSING AFFORDABILITY ISSUES AND TO IDENTIFY MEASURES TO BE TAKEN TO ADDRESS UTAH’S HOUSING NEEDS ACROSS THE STATE AND IN PROVO CITY. (18-070)

WHEREAS, Utah’s population growth is among the highest in the nation, the result of a strong economy, larger family sizes, and high quality of life measures; and

WHEREAS, the developable land in Utah’s most populated valleys is rapidly disappearing; and

WHEREAS, research conducted by the University of Utah has shown that for the first time in 40 years Utah has had more new households than new housing units provided, resulting in a housing shortage that is contributing to housing costs that financially strain many Utah families who are struggling to meet their housing needs; and

WHEREAS, since 2011 this “housing gap,” or shortage of housing, is estimated to be above 50,000 units and growing each year, even as Utah led the nation, in percentage terms, in housing construction last year; and

WHEREAS, "housing affordability" means the ability of a household to occupy a housing unit while paying no more than 30% of the household's income for gross housing costs, including utilities; and

Friday, January 18, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on January 22, 2019

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://agendas.provo.org

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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. September 25, 2018 Joint Meeting with Energy Board
  2. September 25, 2018 Work Meeting
Business
  1. A Quarterly Financial Report on the 1st Quarter of FY 2018-2019. (19-007)
    • With the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018, the Finance Division has put a report together showing how expenditures and revenue collection compares to projections. The presentation will provide an opportunity for the Council to receive the information and ask questions.
  2. A discussion on the issuance of up to $69,000,000 of general obligation bonds for the purpose of financing Fire, Police, and other City Facilities and related matters. (19-014)
    • The issuance of bonds was approved by voters in November 2018. The bonds will be sold on the morning of Tuesday, January 22.
  3. A semi-annual report from the from the Sustainability Committee. (19-016)
    • The Sustainability Committee has been active in their efforts within Provo. They have recently hired a new full-time Parking and Sustainability Coordinator, Austin Taylor, who also serves as the Committee's executive secretary. Other recent initiatives include collaboration with Provo Energy Department and Utah Municipal Power Agency, improving air quality, improving energy-efficiency in local buildings, recycling education, and land use.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Council Leadership

Each January, the Council elects the leadership for that calendar year. At the January 8 Council meeting, David Harding was elected as the 2019 Council Chair and Kay Van Buren as the 2019 Council Vice Chair.

Mr. Harding spoke later on behalf of the new leadership team, "We are grateful for the confidence placed in us by our colleagues, and for the privilege of serving the community in this capacity. We are currently working as a Council to set a course for this year and look forward to working with the Administration to accomplish great things for our beloved community."

Summary of Action | Meetings on January 8, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:30 PM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Business

1. Training on Open & Public Meetings Act and further training on Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requests (19-010) Presentation only.

2. A discussion on recent changes to the Provo City Housing Authority (19-011) Presentation only.

3. A review of Council Board and Committee assignments, including a discussion regarding Council
intended accomplishments (Part 1 of 2) (19-002) Presentation only.
4. A discussion on affordable housing policies in Provo City. (18-070) Presentation only.

Closed Meeting
 A closed meeting was held.

Adjournment

Honoring Master Officer Joseph Shinners

At the first Council Meeting of 2019, a moment was taken to honor Master Officer Joseph Shinners. Before new Council leadership was chosen, 2018 Council Chair Gary Winterton offered this statement before calling for a standing minute of silence:


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on January 8, 2019

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://agendas.provo.org

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:30 PM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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. Training on Open & Public Meetings Act and further training on Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requests (19-010)
    • Utah State law requires Council members to receive annual training on the Open & Public Meetings Act. State Law 52-4-104 says, “The presiding officer of the public body shall ensure that the members of the public body are provided with annual training on the requirements of this chapter. This training will fulfill that requirement.
  2. A discussion on recent changes to the Provo City Housing Authority (19-011)
    • Provo Housing Authority has a goal to serve the community of Provo by finding traditional and innovative ways to provide affordable housing for disabled
      individuals, elderly, and families. Robert Vernon, CEO of Provo City Housing Authority (PCHA), will come to discuss the Provo Housing Authority along with two new groups--a Provo NonProfit Housing Development Corp DBA Utah Regional Housing (URH) Corporation and Utah Community Land Trust (UCLT). There is some confusion regarding the role and purpose of UCLT and URH.