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.






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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.


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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.



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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.


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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.

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.