Friday, May 29, 2020

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 2, 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:

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Work Meeting Agenda
1:30 pm, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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 presentation from the Provo School District. (20-092)
    • The Superintendent of Provo School District will be giving an update about what is happening with the district. He will talk about the impacts the district is dealing with and how they plan to move forward in fall with classes.
  2. A discussion on the proposed FY 2021 budget. (20-008)
    • The Council has adopted the FY 2021 tentative budget and continues to review items in the budget. One item of discussion is the Tier II retirement enhancement for public safety, and the City’s contribution to that.
  3. A discussion regarding beer licensing regulations and density restrictions. (20-077)
    • Staff is working with Council on their preferences in regard to the different proposals put forth by the brewpub licensing subcommittee. The goal of this discussion is to give direction to the subcommittee so they can move forward.
Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission
  1. Chris Ensign requests a zone change from Residential Agricultural (RA) and A1.5 to R1.7 for property located at approximately 901 W 1560 S. Lakewood Neighborhood (PLRZ20200079)
    • This item is the proposed rezoning of approximately 18.5 acres from the RA residential agricultural and the A1.5 agricultural zones to the R1.7 single family residential zone. The rezoning would facilitate the development of a residential subdivision that would contain approximately 54 single-family residential lots. The current land use designation for the project is residential, as shown on both the General Plan Map and the Southwest Area Land Use Map. The proposed concept plan would comply with the maximum density of 4 units per acre (net) called out in the Westside Development Policies. The Westside Development Policies, though not yet adopted, were considered and used in the development of the adopted Southwest Area Land Use Plan. Planning Commission recommended approval.
  2. An Ordinance Text Amendment request to add the Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) zone to the Provo City Code as Chapter 14.14F. Citywide application (PLOTA20200120)
    • The Community and Neighborhood Services Department on behalf of the Provo Municipal Council has requested to amend the Provo City Code to add the Very Low Density Residential (14.14F) zone. There is no proposed development requesting to utilize this zone. The proposed zone would have a minimal impact on a neighborhood due to the density limitation and could be a buffer between One Family Residential (14.10) and Low Density Residential (14.14A) zones. The proposed zone would require the residential units to follow the Residential Design Guidelines which would result in a higher quality of product within the neighborhood. Planning Commission recommended approval.
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, June 2, 2020

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 creating a Public Infrastructure District for the medical school and associated housing. (20-090)
    • The developer of the medical school and associated housing would like to speak with the Council about creating a Public Infrastructure District (PID) to provide a financing mechanism for the removal of former landfill debris and the installation of utilities and infrastructure. The letter of intent and the draft policy document for the consideration for creating PIDs (included in the supplemental materials) was reviewed in a CRC meeting on May 6, 2020, that was attended by all of the development review departments. None of them expressed any concerns. There was a question about scope and size of these types of developments. The answer is that this type of funding mechanism really only makes sense for large developments – such as a medical school and associated multiple family housing. It was also noted that should Provo consider the creation of PIDs, that single-family detached residential development would not likely be considered for approval. The Council has heard a presentation on the creation of Public Infrastructure Districts to create discrete districts to apply to specific parcels of ground that, with the creation of the PID, self-impose an additional property tax levy, the proceeds of which are used to construct public infrastructure such as water, sewer, storm drain and roadway improvements.
  1. An ordinance amending Provo City Code to enact the Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) zone as Chapter 14.14F. Citywide Application (PLOTA20200120)
    • This was item 5 on the work meeting agenda.
  1. An ordinance amending the zone map classification from Residential Agricultural (RA) and A1.5 to R1.7 for approximately 18.5 acres of property located at 901 W 1560 S. Lakewood Neighborhood (PLRZ20200079)
    • This was item 4 on the work meeting agenda.
  1. ***CONTINUED*** An ordinance amending Provo City Code relating to permitted uses and yard requirements of the M1 Light Manufacturing Zone. Citywide application. (PLOTA20200117)
    • This item was not ready to be heard.
  2. A public hearing and an ordinance adopting a budget for Provo City Corporation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in the amount of $292,939,096. (20-008)
Redevelopment Agency of Provo
  1. A public hearing and a resolution adopting a budget for the Redevelopment Agency of Provo City Corporation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in the amount of $1,299,333. (20-009)
Stormwater Service District
  1. A public hearing and a resolution adopting a budget for the Provo City Stormwater Service District in the amount of $6,704,839 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. (20-010)

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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