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
This meeting will be conducted as a hybrid meeting, with some in-person components as well as continued virtual meeting access. The meeting will be available to the public for live broadcast and on-demand viewing on YouTube and Facebook at: youtube.com/provocitycouncil and facebook.com/provocouncil. The in-person meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. For information on how to view the meetings and how to contribute public comments without attending in person, click here.
PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
1:30 pm, Tuesday, July 20, 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.
A presentation on the Quarterly Report for the 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 (21-007)
This is a high level overview of revenues and expenses in the City for the 3rd quarter of fiscal year 2021.
A presentation on the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter's euthanasia techniques (21-084)
The Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) has been attending city council meetings in Utah County over the use of carbon monoxide to euthanize animals. Since Provo is a member of the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter (SUVAS) which utilizes a carbon monoxide (CO) chamber, it has been suggested by Provo's Animal Control Division that the Council hear a presentation on SUVAS' use of a CO chamber, how it works, and why it is used. At the direction of the Council Chair, staff has also prepared a memorandum (on the differences between carbon monoxide and intravenous injection euthanasia) and will be discuss findings.
A Presentation on Technical Findings from the Provo Parks and Recreation Master Plan. (21-046)
Pros Consulting will present the findings from technical data related to the Provo Parks and Recreation Master Plan in process.
A presentation regarding the Westside Levee Plan. (21-079)
The West Side Levee Plan examines the levees along the Provo River as well as those around the airport to examine their existing condition as well as determine what will need to happen to obtain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accreditation. Provo City and the CRS Engineers team have partnered to study the levees along the lower Provo River and Utah Lake and to develop a plan to certify existing levees. This report has been prepared to document the existing conditions of the levees; present alternatives for rehabilitating the levees so that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accreditation can be obtained; and recommendations for moving forward with a preferred alternative.
A discussion regarding a Municipal Council Handbook Amendment (21-086)
o Pursuant to UCA 52-4-207, the Municipal Council has a policy enabling attendance by electronic communications, which prior to the COVID-19 pandemic had only consisted of traveling councilors calling in via telephone to meetings. Over the past 16 months, the use of video conferencing for meetings has widely used and of such high quality and convenience during the pandemic that Council leadership and Council staff intend to continue using Zoom to enable public comment in the regular meetings, enable some presenters to make their presentations virtually, and enable attendance for those elected officials or staff who want or need to participate despite travelling. The medium is so convenient that many have asked why return to: [insert work, church, public meetings, etc. here]. Council leadership suggests additional language be added to the policy making clear that in person attendance is expected whenever possible.
Administration: Mayor’s Update
A presentation on Projects Funded by the Innovation Fund (21-085)
The Innovation Grant Fund Program was created several years ago to encourage our employees to think outside the box and be innovative in their approach to their jobs or challenges. The program successfully launched one round of initiatives/ideas. In late 2019, the program was re-initiated and the program began promoting and soliciting Provo City employees to submit innovative ideas. This presentation will focus on a broad report on innovation funds uses and results.
A discussion regarding the Neighborhood Program. (21-071)
During the Work Meeting on June 15, 2021, the Council heard a presentation regarding the Neighborhood Program. As part of the discussion the Council heard about several problems the program is encountering and possible reasons why the problems may have arisen. The item was continued for further discussion and direction from the Council on how best to address these problems. The Council needs to decide on the best move forward. This would include deciding on or if a committee should be formed to address the issues as well as deciding what aspects of the program need to be reviewed.
A presentation on the Provo River Delta Restoration Project (21-083)
The Provo River Delta Restoration Project focuses on recovering the threatened June sucker and overall restoring the area’s natural ecosystem. Furthermore, “improved recreation opportunities including trails, trailhead parking areas, restrooms, river access, fishing platforms, interpretive features, and a viewing tower" will be built. The restoration began in 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in 2024. This presentation will provide an update of what has been completed so far, describe ongoing operations, and outline the future phases at the restoration project.
A presentation regarding the Development Process: "Context: How design, density, and aesthetics interact" (21-080)
The Council has indicated that it would like to receive presentations on a variety of development issues. Staff has invited speakers on a variety of topics relevant to community development. The discussion today centers on the interconnection of design and density.
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.
PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, July 20, 2021
This meeting has been cancelled; this agenda is being published simply to note the continuation of the two items originally scheduled (one of which was continued by the Planning Commission prior to coming to this meeting). The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 5:30 PM as a hybrid meeting (in the Council Chambers and via Zoom Webinar).
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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