Sunday, November 17, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on November 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
1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 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.

Business
  1. A presentation regarding Utah Valley University's Vision 2030 Plan. (19-124)
    • The Board of Trustees of the Utah Valley University recently approved the Vision 2030 Plan for the university. They would like to present the plan to all of the City Councils in Utah Valley.
  2. A presentation regarding the financial audit. (19-134)
    • Jeff Miles will report his findings from an audit of Provo City's finances including a discussion on carryover diversion approvals.
  3. A discussion regarding updates to the Wastewater Impact Fee Facility Plan. (19-138)
    • The Public Works Department has requested an update the Wastewater Impact fee Facility Plan (IFFP) to include the Wastewater infrastructure needs for the Medical School and the Mix projects.
  4. A presentation regarding the Utah Valley Hospital Expansion Project. (19-122)
    • Kyle Hansen is the new Administrator at Utah Valley Hospital.  He will provide an update on the Hospital Expansion Project as well as on additional services that are offered by the hospital.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on November 12, 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, November 12, 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 regarding voter participation areas. (19-127)
    • State statute amendments regarding initiatives and referenda (see UCA 20A-7-401.3) have created something called “voter participation areas.” In order to get an initiative or referendum on the ballot, one must show a certain level of interest across the city to prove that it is not a neighborhood or regional issue. In addition to needing to get a certain threshold of signatures city-wide, a sponsor must also meet signature thresholds in at least 75% of the voter participation areas. Cities with council districts that are not at-large may use those districts as voter participation areas. Otherwise, they must create eight voter participation areas that meet certain criteria. If the Council chooses to create the eight voter participation areas rather than use the city's council districts, they must either act immediately or wait until 2022.
  2. A discussion regarding an amendment to Provo City Code regarding the disposal of certain confiscated guns and a resolution authorizing the Police Department to apply the proceeds of those sales to public interest use. (19-125 and 19-126)
    • Provo City Code Section 9.01.040 (Lost and Stolen Property: Disposition) regarding the disposal of certain confiscated firearms currently references portions of Utah State Code that have been repealed. This proposed ordinance would update those code references and bring the City's code into compliance with state law.This resolution partners with the ordinance in the previous item to update Provo City Code regarding the disposal of firearms. Rather than requiring the Police Department to seek approval for how to use the proceeds of each sale of certain confiscated firearms, this resolution would direct the Department to apply all proceeds to public interest use as directed in Utah Code Section 24-3-103.5(3)(a). The Department plans to apply the proceeds to the training and supplies budget.
  3. A discussion regarding affordable housing policy. (19-121)
    • The Housing Committee has discussed different methods of providing affordable housing and improving housing affordability and are ready to present some of the policy options for further Council feedback and direction.
  4. A discussion regarding the policy direction for the allocation of sewer connections for developments west of I-15. (19-110)
    • This discussion follows presentations and discussions on the topic in two Work Meetings on October 8, August 27, September 10, and October 8, 2019.

Summary of Action | Meetings on October 29, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:30 PM, Tuesday, October 29, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes 
August 27, 2019 Work Meeting
September 10, 2019 Work Meeting
September 24, 2019 Work Meeting
 Approved by unanimous consent. 

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

1. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding Planning Commission approval of
reductions in required parking, including for multi-family residential uses. City-wide
application. (PLOTA20190289) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for
the Council Meeting on October 29, 2019.


Business

2. A resolution of the Provo City Municipal Council authorizing the acceptance of a Utah
State Infrastructure Bank Fund Loan for the Airport. (19-087). Presentation only. This
item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on October 29, 2019.


3. A presentation regarding the Young Single Professionals Committee. (19-115) Continued.

4. A discussion regarding the policy direction for the allocation of sewer connections for
developments west of I-15. (19-110) A motion to proceed with the next steps as proposed
was approved 5:0, with David Sewell and David Harding excused.


5. A discussion regarding a potential Sensitive Lands ordinance amendment. (19-117) A
motion to move forward with developing a draft of an ordinance that is inspired by or
drawn from the best elements of the FCOZ (Salt Lake County’s Foothills and Canyon
Overlay Zone) for the Council to look at in the future, and to move forward with creating
the neighborhood plan was approved 5:0, with David Sewell and David Harding excused.

Summary of Action | Meetings on October 8, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

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


Agenda

 
Business

1.  A discussion regarding west side sewer capacity and a consideration of options. (19-085) A motion to commit to being willing to look at the opportunities to accelerate development of the master lift station failed 3:4, with Kay Van Buren, David Harding, David Knecht, and George Handley opposed.

2. A discussion regarding a Water Conservation Plan (19-105) Presentation only.

3. A presentation and discussion on the 40-Year Water Supply Plan (19-104) Presentation only.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 29, 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, October 29, 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.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission
  1. An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding Planning Commission approval of reductions in required parking, including for multi-family residential uses. City-wide application. (PLOTA20190289)
    • The proposed ordinance amendment will amend the text of Section 14.37.050 of the Provo City Code, relating to Reduction in Off-street Parking Requirements to remove the requirement of a Conditional Use Permit and to allow residential developments to apply for a reduction in off-street parking requirements based on a TDM plan approved by the Planning Commission in a Project Plan application. Planning Commission recommended approval.
Business
  1. A resolution of the Provo City Municipal Council authorizing the acceptance of a Utah State Infrastructure Bank Fund Loan for the Airport. (19-087)
    • The Public Works Department intends to apply for a $5 million State of Utah Infrastructure Bank Fund loan to front the costs of infrastructure for the new Airport Terminal. The application for the loan will be considered before the Utah Department of Transportation Commission in September. Prior to receiving funds, the Commission requires a resolution by the Council. It is anticipated that MAG funding to be programmed for 2023-2024 will be used to repay the loan.
  2. A presentation regarding the Young Single Professionals Committee. (19-115)
    • Amber Savage and Bill Hulterstrom have requested time to present to the Council about the Young Single Professionals Committee. This committee was created by Mayor Kaufusi.
  3. A discussion regarding the policy direction for the allocation of sewer connections for developments west of I-15. (19-110)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 24, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 24, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes 
May 21, 2019 Work Meeting
 Approved by unanimous consent. 

 
Business

1. A discussion regarding the carryover of certain Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget amounts
into Fiscal Year 2019-2020. (19-098) Presentation only.
 
2. A discussion regarding defining over-occupancy as a nuisance. (19-094) A motion to move
this item to a future Council Meeting was approved 6:0, with Gary Winterton excused.


3. A discussion regarding proposed amendments to Personnel Policies in Title 4. (19-082)
Presentation only. This item will be brought back to the Council on October 8, 2019.

4. A discussion regarding an improvement agreement to construct a road in the Mountain
Vista Business Center. (19-099) A motion to substitute for the implied motion a version
of the resolution that authorizes the Mayor to negotiate and execute an agreement that
reflects the deal points which have been discussed was approved 5:0, with Gary
Winterton and David Harding excused.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 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, October 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. A discussion regarding west side sewer capacity and a consideration of options. (19-085)
    • The Council heard a presentation at Work Meeting on August 27 from City Staff and a presentation from the development community representing Ivory Homes and DR Horton at the September 10, 2019 Work Meeting.  The discussion centered around the wastewater capacity restraints in Provo west of I-15. During this meeting Council will receive an update from Public Works regarding updated sewer capacity projections, have a policy discussion regarding wastewater policy options that Council is willing to consider, and lay out potential options. This provides an opportunity for Council to ask questions and consider potential options for accelerating capacity expansion if elected officials would like to explore that potential.
  2. A discussion regarding a Water Conservation Plan (19-105)
    • Utah legislature passed the Utah Water Conservation Plan Act in 2004 which requires all public water systems with over 500 connections to update their water conservation plan every five years and submit it to the state.  An update to Provo City's Water Conservation Plan is due by December 31, 2019. A draft plan will be presented to the Council in this work meeting. Adoption of the final plan will be publicly noticed later this fall after comments from the State and the Council have been addressed.
  3. A presentation and discussion on the 40-Year Water Supply Plan (19-104)
    • Water in Utah is owned by the State.  The State gives people or entities the right to use water.  Anytime water is not being used, the State can declare the right to use the water forfeited and give the right to use the water to someone else.  Because Cities grow, their need for water will increase over time and so the State allows Cities to acquire and hold water rights that may not be needed at present, but will be needed in the future.  But in order to do this, the City has to show the State a need for the water. This 40-Year Water Supply Plan outlines what water Provo City has and how the City intends to use it. As previously discussed, the State Engineer is currently adjudicating  water rights (determining what water is being used) in the Provo area. This 40-Year Plan protects Provo City's rights from forfeiture during the adjudication process.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 24, 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
2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 24, 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 regarding the carryover of certain Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget amounts into Fiscal Year 2019-2020. (19-098)
    • Provo City's Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget ordinance allows for the carryover of certain approved unused budgeted amounts into Fiscal Year 2019-2020. All unused capital improvement fund budgets may be carried into the new year. Unused budget amounts from all other funds may also be carried over into the new year with the approval of the Mayor. The purpose of this presentation is to inform the City Council of the amount and nature of the capital improvement and operating carryovers.
  2. A discussion regarding defining over-occupancy as a nuisance. (19-094)
    • Because of Council establishing zoning compliance as one of their top priorities, various ideas have been put forward for discussion. One idea is to possibly add over-occupancy to the listing in City Code for nuisances.
  3. A discussion regarding proposed amendments to Personnel Policies in Title 4. (19-082)
    • This is a continuation of a discussion from the Work Session on July 9, 2019. As the Administration was preparing for implementing changes to leave policies that were proposed with the annual budget this year, we noted a number of inconsistencies between current practices and some older provisions of the Municipal Code in Title 4. Many of the personnel provisions in Title 4 are no longer in alignment with standard personnel policies and administrative practices and are somewhat antiquated.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wastewater Planning

The Provo City Council has been receiving updates from and working with the Public Works Department to plan for anticipated wastewater (sewer) infrastructure needs for several years now. One issue is the need to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant to meet new standards that will soon be required. The other issue is meeting the needs of growth west of the freeway.

Council approved a five-year plan for increasing wastewater rates in order to address the needs of a new plant and additional infrastructure. This allowed the necessary funds to be raised without having to bond for the projects or deplete the fund balance that needs to be available for emergencies. Those scheduled increases recently began appearing on utility bills.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 10, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:30 PM, Tuesday, September 10, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes 
May 14, 2019 Budget Retreat  
June 18, 2019 Work Meeting
 Approved by unanimous consent.
 
Business
 
1. A discussion regarding sewer capacity west of I-15 and a consideration of options. (19-085) Presentation only.

2. A discussion regarding the Downtown Pedestrian Plan proposed by Downtown Provo, Inc. (19-093) Presentation only.

3. ***CONTINUED*** A discussion on defining over-occupancy as a nuisance. (19-094) 

4. A discussion regarding an appropriation related to elements of the FY19-20 Provo City Budget that need to be revisited (19-095) Presentation only.

5. A discussion regarding a proposed ordinance amendment to Provo City Code to reduce off-street requirements for multi-family developments if certain considerations are met. (19-092) A motion to send the proposal to the Planning Commission for review was approved 7:0.

Summary of Action | Meetings on August 27, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 27, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of Minutes
  • May 7, 2019 Joint Meeting with the Parks and Recreation Board   
  • May 7, 2019 Work Meeting   
  • May 28, 2019 Joint Meeting with the Metropolitan Water Board   
  • July 23, 2019 Work Meeting   
  • Approved by unanimous consent.
Business
 
1. A presentation on policy updates from the Utah League of Cities and Towns. (19-089) Presentation only.

2. A discussion regarding sewer capacity west of I-15 and a consideration of options. (19085) Presentation only. A presentation was scheduled for the Work Meeting on September 10, 2019, in which several members of the development community would present to the Council on related west side sewer considerations.

3. A discussion regarding a resolution authorizing City Administration to accept a State of Utah Infrastructure Bank Fund Loan for improvements related to the Provo Airport Terminal Project. (19-087) A motion to support both funding sources for the projects enumerated was approved 6:0, with David Sewell excused.

Presentation only. Following a review by the State's Transportation Commission, Public Works staff may return after September 20, 2019 to a Council Meeting in October or November.

4. A discussion regarding an Interfund Loan from the Energy Fund to the Wastewater Fund for sewer improvements related to the new Airport terminal. (19-088) [The motion for item 3 also applies to this item.]

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on September 10, 2019

UPDATED 9/9/2019

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, September 10, 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 regarding sewer capacity west of I-15 and a consideration of options. (19-085)
    • For many years, City officials in Provo have known that sewer system capacity was a limiting force in further residential and commercial development in Provo west of Interstate 15. The wastewater collection system in west Provo was planned for many years based on most of west Provo remaining in agricultural use as identified in the general plan. However, in the last 10-15 years, there has been greater demand for additional residential development in this area. Within the last few years, the City has adopted a new Southwest Area Plan in the General Plan document that gives much more specificity as to planned development and density in the area. Additionally, Provo High School has moved to the northwest area in the city, consuming some sewer capacity and likely stimulating more growth in the future in this area of the city. Provo School District has also announced plans to relocate Dixon Middle School to southwest Provo in the next few years, which will also require added sewer capacity in this part of Provo.
    • With a number of forces at work, many land owners and developers in the area have argued that additional sewer capacity on the west side has become more critical and time-sensitive, and would like to approach the Council to consider strategies to accelerate capacity expansion.
    • Council leadership has asked that Public Works staff come to the work meeting on August 27 to provide some history and context and to talk specifically about the current CIP plan and how it relates to this increasing demand. They have also offered to some of the larger developers and land owners in this part of Provo to present their plans and perspectives on September 10. Our hope is that if the Council would like to see any alternatives to the current CIP plan and strategy, the Council would ask staff after the September 10 meeting to develop some scenarios that could be considered.
    • The Administration sees this as an important policy question that impacts the City budget, development pace on the west side, housing availability, agricultural preservation, transportation, and other important policy issues. The Council's consideration of any potential policy changes should be made carefully with good data and careful consideration, and these discussions are intended to begin a dialogue with the stakeholders to see if a change in current policy is warranted or advisable.
  2. A discussion regarding the Downtown Pedestrian Plan proposed by Downtown Provo, Inc. (19-093)
    • In discussing the Provo City Transportation Master Plan, the downtown business community felt a statement on the area from 500 W to 200 E along Center Street could be helpful to clarify their expectations. Specifically, they indicated agreement and support for the designation of Center Street from 500 W to 200 E as a pedestrian mall allowing for pedestrians to receive priority in this area. Further they have concerns about how this plan is being implemented. As part of their statement, they request that as decisions about parking, light patterns, traffic flow and other future projects keep pedestrian friendly environments as the top priority. Finally, they provide a list of suggestions that could help enhance this effort. They are as follows:
      • Enforcement of the 15 mph limit on Center, and other speed limits in high traffic pedestrian areas.
      • Synchronizing light patterns and new green arrows encouraging cars to use 100 N for freeway access.
      • Additional signage including new pedestrian way-finding signs.
      • Additional kiosks in public spaces allowing for way-finding and designated public announcement areas.
      • Physical changes that allow a driver to recognize a difference as they enter the “historic downtown” corridor. such as:
        1. Either raised crosswalks
        2. Crosswalk lights
        3. Or other physical changes

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on August 27, 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, August 27, 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 presentation on policy updates from the Utah League of Cities and Towns. (19-089)
    • Cameron Diehl, Executive Director of ULCT, will update the Council on the work of the Utah League of Cities and Towns over the past few months.
  2. A discussion regarding sewer capacity west of I-15 and a consideration of options. (19-085)
    • For many years, City officials in Provo have known that sewer system capacity was a limiting force in further residential and commercial development in Provo west of Interstate 15. The wastewater collection system in west Provo was planned for many years based on most of west Provo remaining in agricultural use as identified in the general plan. However, in the last 10-15 years, there has been greater demand for additional residential development in this area. Within the last few years, the City has adopted a new Southwest Area Plan in the General Plan document that gives much more specificity as to planned development and density in the area. Additionally, Provo High School has moved to the northwest area in the city, consuming some sewer capacity and likely stimulating more growth in the future in this area of the city. Provo School District has also announced plans to relocate Dixon Middle School to southwest Provo in the next few years, which will also require added sewer capacity in this part of Provo.
    • With a number of forces at work, many land owners and developers in the area have argued that additional sewer capacity on the west side has become more critical and time-sensitive, and would like to approach the Council to consider strategies to accelerate capacity expansion.
    • Council leadership has asked that Public Works staff come to the work meeting on August 27 to provide some history and context and to talk specifically about the current CIP plan and how it relates to this increasing demand. They have also offered to some of the larger developers and land owners in this part of Provo to present their plans and perspectives on September 10. Our hope is that if the Council would like to see any alternatives to the current CIP plan and strategy, the Council would ask staff after the September 10 meeting to develop some scenarios that could be considered.
    • The Administration sees this as an important policy question that impacts the City budget, development pace on the west side, housing availability, agricultural preservation, transportation, and other important policy issues. The Council's consideration of any potential policy changes should be made carefully with good data and careful consideration, and these discussions are intended to begin a dialogue with the stakeholders to see if a change in current policy is warranted or advisable.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Proposed changes for accessory apartments - updated

(8/19/2019 updated for clarification) Over the past year, the Council Housing Committee has been working on finding ways to increase the number of affordable units within Provo City. One of the ways in which this has been considered is by easing the requirements on, and increasing the number of, accessory units. This applies to areas currently zoned with "A-" and "S-" overlays (indicated in residential zoning with an "A" or an "S" following the zoning designation).

Recently, the Council put this consideration forward to the Planning Commission and received a positive recommendation.  However, before the Council moves forward with the legislation they would like to receive input from residents.

The proposed legislation will be discussed during the 27 August Work Meeting and formally considered during Council Meeting on 10 September 2019. Below are the highlights of this proposed legislation (with new provisions highlighted in yellow):


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Noticing 101

The Provo City Council, Planning Commission, and other public bodies have to obey specific statutes about public meetings. That includes giving a certain amount of public notice so residents know about those meetings. 


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on July 9, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 9, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Approval of MinutesApril 9, 2019 Work Meeting
April 23, 2019 Joint Meeting with Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business

1.  A discussion regarding a proposed Permit Parking Plan ordinance amendment. (19-002) A motion to bring this item to the July 23, 2019 Council Meeting, with a request that Gary McGinn relay any comments from the Planning Commission was approved 6:0, with David Sewell excused.

2.  A discussion regarding a resolution of support for the recommendation from the Utah County Good Governance Board regarding the Utah County structure of government. (19-060) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on July 9, 2019.

3.  A discussion regarding the proposed Urban Deer Control Plan. (19-047) A motion to replace the text beginning in line 9 of the resolution with the text from the second paragraph of Exhibit A was approved 6:0, with David Sewell excused. A motion to change the language to read "up to $15,000" for the appropriation was approved 6:0, with David Sewell excused. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on July 9, 2019.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on July 23, 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, July 23, 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 regarding the creation of a Downtown Parking Committee. (19-002)
    • Discussions about parking downtown have come up frequently in Council and committee discussions. The anticipated business and population growth as well as the relocation of the City Center building have made the need for a proactive approach to parking downtown more pressing. One option to address this need is to create a Downtown Parking Committee.
  2. A discussion of proposed amendments to Provo City Code Section 15.03.035 (Grading) to clarify and change requirements related to grading and grading permits. (19-002)
    • The Foothills Protection Committee has met for the last several months to discuss areas they can assist in the preservation and protection of the Provo City Foothills. This particular ordinance amendment stems from the discussion that Council had during the April 23, 2019, Work Meeting. This is the proposed legislation relating to the initial step that was discussed by the Committee to prevent grading issues in the future. The three things which are being discussed are:
      • (1) Require a Project Plan Proposal with each grading permit. Currently, Provo City Code Section § 15.03.035(2) (Grading) indicates that grading permits can be “obtained at the office of the Provo City Engineer after completion of an application for permit complying with any and all permit requirements.” There are 12 requirements from in PCC § 15.03.035(2) for developers to fulfill. However, if developers were required to provide a plan to fulfill these requirements at the project proposal stage, they will be less likely to abandon grading projects. The additional effort on the part of those seeking a grading permit and gives additional information to Engineering in order to help them as they review projects.
      • (2) Increase bonding requirements for grading permit projects. The grading permit requirements found in PCC § 15.03.035(4) currently require that:
        1. - the work is completed by a licensed qualified contractor,
        2. - payment of all required permit fees and bonds are received prior to commencement of any work, and
        3. - the project complies with any special conditions required by the City Engineer.
    • The Foothills Protection Committee believes that the bonding requirements for grading permits should be increased. Any permit which requires cutting should be given special scrutiny to ensure that the projects are completed to the expected standards.
      • (3) Require a landscaping plan as part of the project proposal. If each project has a landscaping plan, this would show the City the contractor intends to beautify the project upon completion and leave the project in better condition than when they began. This would also provide the Engineering Division additional information on how the contractor intends to beautify the area upon completion of the project. The landscaping component of the project proposal would also likely result in an increase of the bonding requirement.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on July 9, 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
3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 9, 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 regarding a proposed Permit Parking Plan ordinance amendment. (19-002)
    • In mid- to late-2018, the Policy Governance Committee began discussions to clean up and make amendments to certain elements of the Permit Parking code (see Provo City Code Chapter 9.80). The Permit Parking Areas currently in code have been subject to certain code language that has been outdated since the Parking Enforcement has gone 21st Century. There is no longer a need for actual permits due to the electronic system that Parking Enforcement has put in place. Then there were some procedural elements that the Policy Governance Committee chose to amend certain elements to tighten up the process and add a step for the Planning Commission to review the Permit Parking Area plans. This step is thought to help the Council obtain a land use perspective on these Permit Parking Area plans. Also, there is a fee added to the Consolidated Fee Schedule.
  2. A discussion regarding a resolution of support for the recommendation from the Utah County Good Governance Board regarding the Utah County structure of government. (19-060)
    • After several weeks of deliberation, on Monday, June 10, 2019, the Utah County Good Governance Board joined Strengthen Utah County in recommending that Utah County change its form of government from a three-person commission to a full-time mayor with seven part-time council members. Five council members would be elected in geographic districts, and two would be elected at large. The recommended change will be placed on the ballot this November 2019.
  3. A discussion regarding the proposed Urban Deer Control Plan. (19-047)
    • The Urban Deer program has received preliminary approval from the Council to progress to the point where an Urban Deer Control Plan has been put together, a budget has been prepared, and the Council needs to approve the final pieces in order to make the Plan operational. To do this this resolution takes three steps:
      • 1. This is the second required public hearing to renew our Certificate of Registration with the Division of Wildlife Resources
      • 2. This resolution approves the Urban Deer Control Plan, and
      • 3. Appropriates the needed funds to make it operational
    • The COR from the Division of Wildlife Resources will be authorized for another three-year period. This is the final step in making the Urban Deer Program move forward in the process.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

What Do You Want For Provo's Airport?


 People gathered on June 19 to view a draft of the updated Provo Airport Master Plan and to weigh in on concepts for future terminal expansion. Participants were able to address interior and exterior design as well as elements that would welcome visitors to Provo. Other questions involved the experience of waiting for a flight or waiting to pick someone up at the airport.





Help guide the future of our growing airport. You can see the information for yourself and give input on Open City Hall until July 8.






* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Comment below (requires Google account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on June 18, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:00 PM, Tuesday, June 18, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


AgendaApproval of Minutes
March 5, 2019 Work Meeting
March 19, 2019 Work Meeting
March 28, 2019 Joint Meeting with Provo School District
May 28, 2019 Special Council Meeting
June 4, 2019 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Budget Committee

2.  A discussion regarding changes to the FY 2019-2020 Tentative Budget. (19-004)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 18, 2019.

Business

3.  A discussion regarding an appropriation for the Airport operating budget. (19-078)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 18, 2019.

4.  A discussion on the creation of Community and Neighborhood Services and Development Services. (19-036) Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for the Council Meeting on July 9, 2019.

5.  A discussion regarding the parking requirements and Transportation Demand Management plans for multi-family developments. (19-074) Presentation only. This item will be presented to the Housing Committee for review after a proposal is drafted.

6.  A discussion on a proposed ordinance amendment to Provo City Code Chapter 9.17 (Civil Infractions) parking violations (19-023)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 18, 2019.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 18, 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, June 18, 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. Approval of minutes.
  2. A discussion regarding changes to the FY 2019-2020 Tentative Budget. (19-004)
    • Some changes have been made to the FY 2019-2020 Tentative Budget. In addition to noting these changes for the Council, John Borget will also discuss the changes to the Consolidated Fee Schedule and the new job descriptions updated after the addition of the deputy chief position in the Police Department.
Business
  1. A discussion regarding an appropriation for the Airport operating budget. (19-078)
    • The Airport would like to increase their operating budget by $60,000; $30,000 for personnel, and $30,000 for operating costs. The need for the increase in personnel is mostly being driven by overtime expenses. The Airport typically goes through this budget by September. It has been increased in the FY2020 budget as a supplemental request, but needs to be increased in FY2019 to cover what has occurred in the current year. This cost is driven by staff's requirement to have someone at the airport for every commercial flight.
    • The need for the increase in operating expenses is due to multiple other factors as well. The cost of snow removal at the airport this year was double what it was last year due to the amount of snow. They also had an unexpected one-time expenditure to receive environmental clearances for new hangar pads; the low bid received for our entry landscaping maintenance contract was much higher this year, and they also had some property appraisals done for potential land purchases. The Airport is covering the cost of this appropriation with higher-than-budgeted revenues. As of today, they are already $26,000 above budget. They are confident that with the remaining parking revenue set to come in (estimated at approximately $30,000, received in account 3832-Lease), $20,000 from Allegiant for passenger and landing fees, and $10,000 anticipated in fuel flowage fees, they will have the revenue needed to cover this appropriation.
  2. A discussion on the creation of Community and Neighborhood Services and Development Services. (19-036)
    • During the Mayor's State of the Union delivery in January 2019, she announced that the Administration would be restructuring to create two separate departments in order to provide better service delivery to residents in the form of a one stop shop for development. The two departments - Dept. of Community and Neighborhood Services and Dept. of Development Services - would be created by taking the tasks held in Economic Development, Redevelopment Agency, and then divvy up some of the services from Community Development and Public Works to get the employees for these departments. The Administration will address the Title 2 amendments necessary to formally create the Department of Community and Neighborhood Services and the Department of Development Services.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on June 4, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Agenda

Redevelopment Agency


1.  A discussion regarding a resolution authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a lease agreement with Blue Sky Development to allow them to utilize parking spaces for a pending mixed-use project at 105 East Center Street. (19-070) This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 4, 2019, however a motion to continue the item was approved 7:0.

Business

2.  A discussion regarding an update to Provo City Code Title 10 making amendment to the Sewer and Water Chapters of the Title. (19-072) Presentation only. This item will be heard at a future Council Meeting.

3.  A discussion regarding the repeal of Provo City Code Section 2.60.040 (19-071) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 4, 2019.

4.  A discussion regarding an appropriation for a temporary apparatus facility during the relocation of Fire Station #2 (19-073) Presentation only. This item will be scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 18, 2019.

Notice to Provo City Utility Customers


NOTICE TO PROVO CITY UTILITY CUSTOMERS


State law requires that Provo City provide an annual disclosure of funds transferred from the utility enterprise funds to the General Fund.  Historically, Provo has budgeted for the transfer of 10% of utility fund revenues to the General Fund as a “dividend” to Provo taxpayers as the result of the taxpayers’ investment in the City’s utility infrastructure.  These funds are used each year to help cover the costs of important City services like police, fire, parks and recreation, and other city functions.  The utility transfer, together with franchise fees, helps keep property taxes in Provo low.  If City utility services were provided by private utility owners, these dividends would instead be paid to investor-owners.  Because Provo taxpayers are the investor-owners, these dividends are used to offset what otherwise would be a significant increase in property tax rates.  The 10% transfer totals $11,381,700 in the proposed 2020 budget.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Citizens Budget FY2020

As part of their work reviewing the proposed Provo City budget, the City Council staff have prepared a document to help Councilors and the public quickly gain an understanding of what is proposed in the budget. The Citizens Budget is a great resource for those unfamiliar with the terms used in the budget and the accounting methods the City is required to use.

https://www.provo.org/home/showdocument?id=15505
Click on the image above to see the Citizens Budget. More information about the budget process and links to the proposed Provo City budget can also be found on our website: https://www.provo.org/government/city-council/budget.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Summary of Action | Meetings on May 21, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Business

1.  A presentation regarding the Municipal Wastewater Planning Program Annual Report. (19-064)
Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on May 21, 2019.

2.  A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
Presentation only.
 
3.  A presentation on the Human Resources Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
Presentation only.

4.  A presentation regarding an appropriation of $119,238 in the Airport Fund and $775,000 in the Water Resources Fund, applying to fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. (19-061) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on May 21, 2019.
 
5.  A presentation regarding code enforcement. (19-065) Presentation only.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 4, 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
2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 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.

Redevelopment Agency
  1. A discussion regarding a resolution authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into a lease agreement with Blue Sky Development to allow them to utilize parking spaces for a pending mixed-use project at 105 East Center Street. (19-070)
    • Blue Sky Development is planning a mixed use development at the corner of Center Street and 100 East. They will park their residential tenants but need assistance parking their commercial tenants and are requesting the use of some of the Agency's spaces in the Wells Fargo tower.
Business
  1. A discussion regarding an update to Provo City Code Title 10 making amendment to the Sewer and Water Chapters of the Title. (19-072)
    • Changes to Title 10 - Water Resources Chapters 10.02 (Water Service - General Provisions), 10.03 (Sewer Service - General Provisions), and 10.04 (Pre-treatment Program). These changes update the code to create consistency with the development guidelines and comply with State and Federal regulations.
  2. A discussion regarding the repeal of Provo City Code Section 2.60.040 (19-071)
    • This section of the code reflects historic procedures in the Council office that predated the current use of technology to facilitate publication of meeting materials.
  3. A discussion regarding an appropriation for a temporary apparatus facility during the relocation of Fire Station #2 (19-073)
    • When the new Fire Station is being built the Fire Department is going to be temporarily relocated during that time. They have a location they'll be leasing for living quarters for the firefighters and intended to lease the location for the fire apparatus. However, when they ran the numbers, they found the cost for leasing the apparatus during this time to be near what it would cost to purchase outright. They believe they can re-use this temporary facility for apparatus storage and move it to the Public Works Fleet Management and re-assemble for apparatus storage.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on May 21, 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, May 21, 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 presentation regarding the Municipal Wastewater Planning Program Annual Report. (19-064)
    • Each year the City must update a self-assessment regarding the sewer collection and treatment system for submission to the State as part of our sewer discharge permit.
  2. A presentation on the Parks and Recreation Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
    • Revenue and reinvestment from the Recreation Center are key pieces of the Provo City Budget. Scott Henderson, the Director of Parks and Recreation, will present to the Council about how the Recreation Center affects the budget. FISCAL IMPACT: $413,646 will be provided for the maintenance of the Recreation Center and equipment, with unused funds moved forward for future use. The Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) tax is expected to generate approximately $1.325 million in FY2020 for recreation and arts projects.
  3. A presentation on the Human Resources Department and potential budget impacts. (19-004)
    • The Budget Highlights for FY 2020 listed several changes that affect personnel budgets, including merit increases (2.5%), market adjustments, retirement increases, insurance increases (4.5%), and parental leave. The presentation will explain the changes and the anticipated affect on the budget.
  4. A presentation regarding an appropriation of $119,238 in the Airport Fund and $775,000 in the Water Resources Fund, applying to fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. (19-061)
    • This resolution corrects an omission in the Airport revenue bond interest budget funded from fund balance in the amount of $98,238. It also increases the budget for $21,000 in airport security fencing also from fund balance in the Airport fund. The resolution also increases funding in the water fund by $500,000 for water reuse studies, $75,000 for airport contract services, and $200,000 for well development which is funded from higher than anticipated utility rate revenue.
  5. A presentation regarding code enforcement. (19-065)
    • For FY 2016, the Council approved funding for two additional Code Compliance Officer positions. For FY 2017, the Council adopted the Zoning Disclosure requirement. This presentation will compare data gathered to show the effect the changes have had on code enforcement.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on May 7, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 7, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Approval of MinutesFebruary 5, 2019 Work Meeting  
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business
 
1.  A presentation on the Utah Valley Express ridership (19-045) Presentation only.
 
2.  A presentation regarding the bicycle plan for 500 North (19-055) Presentation only.

3.  A discussion on the Airport Master Plan (19-052) Presentation only. This item will return to Council at a future date.

4.  A discussion on the potential of an aquifer storage and recovery program. (19-056) Presentation only. This item will be brought back to the next possible Work Meeting.

5.  A discussion on a parking reduction on an affordable housing project. (19-057) Presentation only.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Annual Budget Timeline - 2019

The timeline for approving Provo City's budget is set by Utah State Code.

  • The Mayor presents the proposed budget to the City Council at their first meeting in May. (This year it is the May 7 meeting).
  • Council votes to tentatively adopt the proposed budget. This vote will occur at the May 21 meeting.
  • All municipal final budgets must be adopted before June 30, or, in the case of a property tax increase, before August 17. The Council's vote on adopting the budget will happen at the June 18 Council Meeting this year.
  • The tentative (proposed) budget is available to the public at least 10 days before the adoption of the final budget. You can view the proposed budget in person at the office of the City Recorder. It is available online. The Finance Office has also provided a document with highlights from the tentative budget. Budgets from recent years are also available on the Finance Department's website.
  • A public hearing must be held before adopting the budget. The dates for the hearings will be formally set when the budget is tentatively adopted on May 21. According to Utah State Code, "All interested persons in attendance shall be given an opportunity to be heard, for or against, the estimates of revenue and expenditures or any item thereof in the tentative budget of any fund." 
  • If a property tax increase was included in the proposed budget this year and Council decides to move forward with the increase, a Truth in Taxation hearing would be required. The date for the hearing is set by Utah County and would most likely be held in August.
In between the Mayor presenting the budget and the Council adopting the final budget there are usually some extra Work Meetings where Council Members examine the budget in greater detail, ask questions of department directors, and hear presentations and analysis from Council staff. Watch the Council's Facebook page for updates.



* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

How the Budget Process Works

The process for reviewing and approving the Provo City budget is outlined by Utah State Code. This infographic gives a visual outline of how this process works.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Comment below (requires Google+ account), on our Facebook page, through our online comment form, or by contacting Council Members directly. Comments/input on items appearing on an upcoming meeting agenda will be compiled and provided to Council Members the day before the meeting. **Note - your comments will be part of the public record.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on May 7, 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
Joint Meeting with Parks and Recreation Board
12:00 PM, Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
Business
  • An update on the Regional Sports Park
  • A discussion on the community impacts of the Triple Play Membership
  • An update on trail improvements
  • A discussion on promoting health and active lifestyles in Provo
  • A discussion on efficiency in government
  • A discussion of the unique benefits of Parks and Recreation in Provo
  • Additional discussion on items of mutual interest as time permits
Adjournment

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on April 23, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Approval of Minutes
January 8, 2019 Work MeetingApproved by unanimous consent.

Business
 
1.  A presentation regarding proposed changes to the Parking Enforcement Fee Structure. (19-046)
Presentation only.
 
2.  A discussion about the review of the Urban Deer Program. (19-047) A motion to proceed with scheduling the necessary public hearings to begin the permit renewal process was approved 7:0.
 
3.  A discussion about amending Ordinance 2019-01, previously approved on Jan. 22, 2019, with regard to the development agreement required in order for a zone change at 2300 N. University Pkwy to become effective. Carterville Neighborhood. (PLRZ201800406) A motion to make every effort to revise the language in section D [related to sewer improvements] before the Council Meeting on April 23, 2019, if at all possible, that was acceptable to the developer was approved 6:1, with Kay Van Buren opposed.
 
4.  A discussion regarding the policies and direction of the Foothills Protection Committee. (19-002) Presentation only.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on April 23, 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
Joint Meeting with Transportation Mobility Advisory Committee
12:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • Council regularly schedules meetings with key boards and commissions to discuss current issues and ways to improve processes.
Business
  • An update from TMAC on the Transportation Master Plan process
  • A general update on TMAC projects and the committee's work
  • A discussion on e-scooters
  • Additional discussion of items of mutual interest as time allows
Adjournment


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 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 presentation regarding proposed changes to the Parking Enforcement Fee Structure. (19-046)
    • A new fee structure is proposed to comply with Utah Legislature HB0336 which modified the assessment of late fees for violations and will cause the City to be out of compliance as of July 1st, 2019. Also, an increase is proposed for all violation fees to cover expected Parking Enforcement operations costs.
    • Parking Enforcement started the transition to become a stand alone function separate from Police and was officially under the oversight of the Customer Service Department in December of 2017. After a full year of analyzing the operations of Parking Enforcement, including staffing, rebranding, equipment, establishing routes, etc., as well as identifying potential immediate and future needs for the enforcement effort, an operating costs versus revenue analysis was completed. An increase in our current operating budget and the budget for the next few years will be necessary. A one-time increase of 25% for each violation fee is proposed.
  2. A discussion about the review of the Urban Deer Program. (19-147)
    • In 2016, the City began an urban deer control program that will end on August 1, 2019. The Council has the opportunity to evaluate the program and determine whether to continue it. Public feedback was gathered on Open City Hall.

Summary of Action | Meetings on April 9, 2019

PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting

12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
351 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action


Approval of Minutes
December 11, 2018 Work Meeting
January 31, 2019 Joint Meeting with Orem Council
February 19, 2019 Work Meeting
Approved by unanimous consent.

Business
1.  A discussion regarding the proposed Conservation Easement for the Rock Canyon trailhead (17-085) Presentation only.

2.  A presentation from the Parks and Recreation Department and the Redevelopment Agency regarding creation of a redevelopment area near the East Bay Golf Course. (19-041) A motion to place this item on the agenda on the Council Meeting on April 23, 2019 was approved 7:0.

3.  A discussion on the street right-of-way typical cross-sections and their use in the Transportation Master Plan update (19-040) A motion to bring the street cross sections to a future Council Meeting after going to the Planning Commission was approved 7:0.

4.  A continued discussion regarding proposed organizational changes. (19-036) Discussion only.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on April 9, 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, April 9, 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 regarding the proposed Conservation Easement for the Rock Canyon trailhead (17-085)
    • Provo City has partnered with the Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance (RCPA) for several years to protect and preserve sensitive lands at the mouth of Rock Canyon. The RCPA has raised funds from local residents and contributed a 50/50 match to the City purchase of 18.75 acres from the Lichtey family. This conservation easement memorializes an ongoing commitment to preserve and manage the site  in an environmentally sustainable fashion.
  2. A presentation from the Parks and Recreation Department and the Redevelopment Agency regarding creation of a redevelopment area near the East Bay Golf Course. (19-041)
    • This topic was discussed at the Municipal Council's Joint Meeting with the Provo City School Board. The discussion centers around the tax increment that will be derived from the housing associated with the Noorda Rocky Mountain School of Medicine. The Parks and Recreation Department suggested the expansion of the Redevelopment Area to take tax increment to pay for a new golf facility they plan to build near the driving range. The topic will be introduced by the Parks and Recreation, with further discussion and information to be presented by Redevelopment.
  3. A discussion on the street right-of-way typical cross-sections and their use in the Transportation Master Plan update (19-040)
    • Public Works has contracted with Parametrix to update the Transportation Master Plan, which was last updated in 2013. This purpose of this presentation is to present the street right-of-way typical cross sections currently being used in that update and receive any feedback from the City Council. This information has been presented to the Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee (TMAC) and the Planning Commission and their feedback has been incorporated. Once the cross sections are set, Parametrix can move forward with the draft master plan for eventual Council adoption.