Monday, August 3, 2020

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on August 4, 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

3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 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 discussion regarding an interlocal agreement with Utah County on CARES Act Funding. (20-108)

    • The City has received an allocation under the CARES Act from Utah County for expenses and projects related to the impact of COVID-19 on citizens and city operations. The Administration would like to review the proposed agreement with the County and the projects the Administration intends to undertake with the allocated funding (see attachments). List of CARES Act projects. Proposed expenditures.

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, August 4, 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.

Consent Agenda

  1. An ordinance granting Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless a nonexclusive franchise to operate a telecommunications network in Provo City, Utah. (20-107)

    • Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless is looking to install small cell wireless facilities in the public right of way. This agreement would govern the rights and obligations of any work performed in the public right of way.

Action Agenda

  1. A resolution appointing individuals to various boards and commissions. (20-003)

    • Mayor Kaufusi has submitted a number of appointments and reappointments of individuals to various boards and commissions. The Council has had an opportunity to review the appointees' qualifications and meet with the appointees. This resolution will formalize their appointments to these respective boards and commissions. Emma Willes is being appointed to the Arts Council. Allyn Jones is being appointed to the Planning Commission.

  1. A resolution authorizing Provo City to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Utah County for disbursement from the Corona Virus Relief Fund. (20-108)

    • This was item 1 in the work meeting.

  2. A resolution approving the application for grants from the Bureau of Reclamation's WaterSMART Drought Response Program for fiscal year 2021 for the Provo Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project. (20-105)

    • Public Works has been working to identify ways to artificially recharge the aquifers that supply water to the City. A WaterSMART drought resiliency grant has been identified as a potential funding source for these aquifer storage and recovery projects. One of the requirements of the grant application is a resolution indicating the Council's support and commitment to meeting the requirements of the grant program.

  3. A resolution to place the vacant property at 480 West Center on the Surplus Property List and to remove a parcel at the mouth of Provo Canyon therefrom. (20-110)

    • In 2013, Provo City acquired the property at 480 West Center, previously known as the "Roasted Artichoke." Provo City became involved in this property when the building condition was considered to be dangerous and needed to be demolished. The property has been sitting vacant since that time, except for a storage shed that is being used by the Parks and Recreation Department. The City has been approached by several individuals who have expressed interest in developing this property into a commercial use. Before pursuing any of those offers, it would be appropriate to first put the property on the Surplus Property List.

    • On February 28, 2019, the Provo Municipal Council approved the placement of a 39- acre parcel of ground located at the mouth of Provo Canyon on the Surplus Property List (Resolution 2019-12). After further discussion about the possibility of developing the property, it was determined that the property should remain as open space for trails and other recreational purposes and the property should be removed from the Surplus Property List.

  4. ***CONTINUED*** A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease financing for golf course maintenance equipment. (20-109)

    • This item was not ready to be heard.

  5. ***CONTINUED*** A resolution appropriating $521,093.13 in the Golf Fund for the purchase of Golf Course Maintenance Equipment to be leased. (20-109)

    • This item was not ready to be heard.


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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