Saturday, June 12, 2021

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on June 15, 2021

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 


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PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

Work Meeting Agenda

1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2021


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 a Local Government Disaster Fund. (21-066)

    • There has been a discussion about creating a Local Government Disaster Fund as authorized in UCA 53-2a-605. Creation of a Local Government Disaster Fund would be used to fund the services and activities of the local government in response to a declared disaster within the boundaries of the local government, the aftermath of the disaster within the boundaries of the local government, and emergency preparedness (it cannot spend more than 10% of the money budgeted to be deposited during a fiscal year for emergency preparedness). The State's Disaster Recovery Fund will make loans to local governments on preferential rates depending on the amount reserved in the fund over the five previous fiscal years; the local government must reserve at least 50% of the amount authorized in UCA 53-2a-605 over the previous five fiscal years to qualify for a loan. That number is based on a percentage of the total estimated revenues of the local government for the current fiscal period that are not restricted or otherwise obligated. There are a few issues that might be discussed: 1. Creation of a Local Government Disaster Fund itself 2. How to fund it. 3. How much should the fund balance should be.
      If the Council decides to create the Disaster Fund the Finance Department would be asked to come back to the Council in a future meeting to discuss the funding options as well as what the maximum fund balance should be. This is a continuation of the discussion from the June 1 work meeting.

  1. A discussion regarding the Rental Dwelling License Fees. (21-063)

    • Currently the cost for a Residential Dwelling License (RDL)is $20.00 (twenty dollars) and no more than $60.00 (sixty dollars), the difference is determined by how many properties a license holder has. There are 2,713 RDL’s in Provo that are projected to generate $150,000 for FY 2022. The cost associated with administering the program is estimated to be $100.00 (one hundred dollars) per license. We are asking the Council for direction in reevaluating how costs for the licenses are assigned to ensure that the program is operating at a cost recovery model and not taking funds from the General Fund. This is a continuation of the discussion at the June 1 work meeting.

  2. A presentation regarding Property Taxes (21-064)

    • As part of the FY 2022 budget discussions, a suggestion was made that additional police officers could be added if the city were to increase property tax revenues by increasing the certified tax rate by some amount. It was noted that property taxes have not been raised for several years and that the property tax portion of total general revenues is diminishing in significance. At the June 1, 2021 Work meeting staff presented on the Truth in Taxation process and the projected revenues a rate increase would generate. The presentation on June 15 will discuss the rates set by Utah County and its impact on the City's budget.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Summary of Action | Meetings on June 1, 2021


PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting
12:00 PM, Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Hybrid meeting: youtube.com/provocitycouncil or 351 W Center Street, Provo, UT 84601

Summary of Action

Approval of Minutes

  • December 1, 2020 Work Meeting
  • March 30, 2021 Work Meeting
  • May 25, 2021 Budget Work Meeting

Approved by unanimous consent.

Policy Items Referred from the Planning Commission

1. An ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately .25 acres of real property, generally located at 790 West. 500 South, from Residential (R1.6) to Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) Zone. Franklin Neighborhood. (PLRZ20210128) Presentation only. This item was already scheduled for the Council Meeting on June 1, 2021.

Business

2. A presentation regarding the Fire Master Plan. (21-069) Presentation only.

3. A presentation regarding Provo 360. (21-065) Presentation only.

4. A presentation regarding changes to the FY 2022 Provo City Fee Schedule (21-015) Presentation only.

5. A presentation regarding proposed changes to the FY 2022 budget initiated by the Council at the May 25, 2021 Work Meeting. (21-015) Presentation only.

6. A presentation regarding a Local Government Disaster Fund. (21-066) Presentation only.

7. A discussion regarding the Residential Dwelling License Program. (21-063) A motion to request staff assistance in drafting a proposal for adjusting the RDL fees to make the fee revenue-neutral was approved 7:0.

8. A presentation regarding Property Taxes (21-064) A motion to continue to collect information about proceeding with the Truth in Taxation process for an inflation compensation adjustment to property tax rates was approved 7:0.

9. A discussion regarding Budget Intent Statements for FY2022. (21-015) Presentation only.

10. A presentation from the Foothills Protection Committee. (21-068) Presentation only.

11. A presentation regarding the Intent Statement for the Southwest Area Plan. (21-067) Presentation only. This item was continued to the Work Meeting on June 15, 2021.

Closed Meeting
A closed meeting was held.


Adjournment

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PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Regular Meeting

5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Hybrid meeting: youtube.com/provocitycouncil or 351 W Center Street, Provo, UT 84601
Summary of Action

Approval of Minutes

May 4, 2021 Council Meeting Minutes Approved by unanimous consent.

Action Agenda

1. A Resolution Appropriating $140,000 in the Ice Sheet Fund for Replacement of a Zamboni. (21-058) Approved 7:0.

2. An Ordinance Adopting a Budget for Provo City Corporation for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2021 and Ending June 30, 2022, in the amount of $303,469,053. Public hearing only. This item is scheduled for a second public hearing at the Council Meeting on June 15, 2021.

Redevelopment Agency of Provo

3. A resolution adopting a budget for the Redevelopment Agency of Provo City Corporation for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2021 and Ending June 30, 2022, in the amount of $1,184,648 (21-015). Public hearing only. This item is scheduled for a second public hearing at the Council Meeting on June 15, 2021.

Stormwater Service District

4. A resolution adopting a budget for the Provo City Stormwater Service District in the Amount of $5,068,938 for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2021 and Ending June 30, 2022. (21-015) Public hearing only. This item is scheduled for a second public hearing at the Council Meeting on June 15, 2021.

Action Agenda

5. An ordinance amending the Zone Map Classification of approximately .25 acres of real property, generally located at 790 West. 500 South, from Residential (R1.6) to Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) Zone. Franklin Neighborhood. (PLRZ20210128) A motion to substitute the version of the ordinance to include a development agreement was approved, after which the ordinance was approved 6:1, with David Harding opposed.

Adjournment

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For a more detailed agenda and minutes, please visit our public documents site: http://agendas.provo.org
Video recordings: Work Meeting and Council Meeting.


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