Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Summary of Action | Meetings on September 24, 2019


Work Meeting

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


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


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:

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.

  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.