Friday, April 17, 2020

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on April 21, 2020

Citizens Agenda

Council meeting agendas are often difficult for people to navigate. Filled with jargon and legal requirements on how an item must be listed, it can be a challenge to determine what Council members are actually discussing or deciding on.
What follows is a staff interpretation of the agendas.
The official published agendas and supporting materials can be found here:

Work Meeting Agenda
12:00 pm, Tuesday, April 21, 2020
This meeting will be conducted entirely via electronic means, with no physical meeting location.

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 gathering neighborhood feedback on land use applications. (20-078)
    • Provo’s Neighborhood Program has been in place for the past 50 years to gather feedback from residents on land use applications and the General Plan. Most of the feedback is gathered in neighborhood meetings and then reported by the Neighborhood Chair to the Planning Commission and City Council. With the current pandemic restrictions in place, neighborhood meetings have been put on hold. In order to be fair to both the applicant and the neighborhood residents, the Council office would like to use the Open City Hall online public engagement platform as a way to gather that input on applications that will be coming before the Council.
Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission
  1. A discussion regarding updates to an ordinance amending Provo City Code to establish a Critical Hillside Overlay (CH) Zone. Citywide application. (PLOTA20200077)
    • This item was continued from the Council Meeting on April 14, 2020.
    • Following discussions after complications with the gravel pit, the Foothills Protection Committee and Planning staff prepared a proposed set of hillside requirements and development standards to help protect hillside areas of Provo City. Staff felt that an overlay zone approach was best for adding hillside requirements. The proposed requirements and standards would overlay the existing zoning of a property; in other words, this proposal would add additional zoning requirements for a given parcel in addition to the requirements of the underlying zone. Feedback from multiple City departments was considered in the drafting of this proposal. The proposal includes, among other things, requirements related to limits of disturbance or LOD (identification of the limited area of a lot that can be encroached upon by development activity), slope protection and stability, detention basin design, ridgelines, trails, streets and access, fences, vegetation protection, stream corridor and wetlands protection, design standards, and development clustering. Multiple graphical illustrations of requirements are included in the proposal for the sake of facilitating comprehension of the requirements. Further, this proposal has a companion zone map amendment application. With the zone map amendment application, staff has proposed the inclusion of certain properties in the CH Zone. Included in the proposal is an amendment to Chapter 14.01, Provo City Code, to limit development east of the proposed CH Zone.

  1. A discussion regarding the FY 2020-2021 budget. (20-007)
    • Given recent economic shifts, Mayor Kaufusi and the Administration have met with each department head to discuss the budget for next year. The Administration will discuss the budget with the Council and hopes that the Council will give an indication of their priorities that the Administration can take into consideration as they prepare the budget.
  2. An Administrative update. (20-079)
    • This is an open time for the Administration to discuss any items they would like to bring up with the Council. If needed, it can also serve as a buffer time if any other discussion items run over time.
Closed Meeting
    • Closed meetings (aka executive meetings) are held without the public present and must meet one of the conditions listed in Utah State Code (§ 52-4-204 and 52-4-205 et. seq.). If a closed meeting is needed, it will be announced at that time.

Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, April 21, 2020
This meeting will be conducted entirely via electronic means, with no physical meeting location.

Opening Ceremony
  • Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
Public Comment
  • Instructions for making public comments at this electronic meeting can be found on the officially published agenda:
  • Fifteen minutes have been set aside for any person to express ideas, concerns, comments, or issues that are not on the agenda:
    • Please state your name and city of residence into the microphone.
    • Please limit your comments to two minutes.
    • State Law prohibits the Council from acting on items that do not appear on the agenda.
Action Agenda
  1. A resolution appropriating $4,900,526 in the Airport Fund for the acquisition of land near the airport and authorizing an interfund loan from the Energy Fund as a funding source, applying to fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. (20-067)
    • The Administration recommends the purchase of 29.64 acres of property adjacent to the airport. The property is located immediately east of Duncan Aviation and shares the property line with the Airport on the east, west, and south. The purchase price for the property is $165,000 per acre (appraised value) with a total purchase price including closing costs $4,900,526 to be appropriated in the Airport. The funding will come from an interfund loan from the Energy Fund. The current owner of the property has a number of agricultural leases on the property and suspects that there are people living on the property. There have been reports of illegal activities occurring on the property including actions that violate the standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The proposed purchase of the property will qualify to be used as a match for future FAA airport projects. The land currently owned by the City that is available to be used as a match for future projects is $400,000, and it is expected it would be used very quickly with the terminal and other airport expansion projects on the horizon. If the proposed property purchase is not approved, the City would need to provide a cash match for future FAA airport projects once the $400,000 is used.
  1. A resolution adding the structure known as Amanda Knight Hall, located at 42 E 800 N, to the Provo Landmarks Register. (PLLN20200115)
    • The applicant has nominated the structure known as Amanda Knight Hall located at 42 E 800 N to be placed on the Provo Landmark Register. The Landmarks Commission reviews the nomination for compliance with “Criteria for Designating Properties to the Landmarks Register” in Section 16.05.020 of the Provo City Code and makes a recommendation to the Municipal Council. Landmarks Commission gave a positive recommendation.
  2. **CONTINUED** A discussion regarding updates to an ordinance amending Provo City Code to establish a Critical Hillside Overlay (CH) Zone. Citywide application. (PLOTA20200077)
    • This was item 2 on the work meeting agenda.
  3. **CONTINUED** An ordinance amending the Zone Map classification of multiple East Bench properties to include them in the Critical Hillside Overlay (CH) Zone. Citywide application. (PLRZ20200078)
    • This is related to item 3 on the meeting agenda and was continued from the April 14 meeting.


What do those numbers at the ends of the agenda items mean?
    • Items on the agenda are given a file number by Council staff or Community Development staff to help with tracking the item through the legislative process and to organize the supporting materials.
    • You may find it helpful in cases where an item may be worded a little differently on different agendas. Matching up that file number helps you see that it is the same issue.
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