Thursday, October 7, 2021

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on October 12, 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: 

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Work Meeting Agenda

1:30 pm, Tuesday, October 12, 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.


  1. A presentation regarding GRAMA in relation to public and confidential records retained by the city and how the process on how they are made public. (21-006)

    • A presentation regarding GRAMA in relation to public and confidential records retained by the city and how the process on how they are made public. (21-006)

  2. A presentation regarding an update on the Bridal Veil Falls Feasibility Study (21-031)

    • The Utah State Parks Department is completing a feasibility study of Bridal Veil Falls (to be designated as State Monument or State Park) and will report back to the legislature this fall with a report evaluating whether it should be a state park or a state monument. CRSA, an architecture firm, is working on the stakeholder study. They are about 70% done with background research and ready to hold a Workshop with the leadership team with initial findings. They are also working on the Public Engagement Plan, which includes an online survey and public meeting(s). An update for the City Council, which earlier this year adopted a resolution in favor of protecting Bridal Veil Falls, regarding progress has been requested.

  3. A presentation from the Housing Committee regarding an ordinance change for ADU’s to comply with Utah State Law. (21-102)

    • In the 2021 Utah General Legislative Session, lawmakers passed a bill regarding accessory dwelling units and conditions of their permitted use in cities throughout the state. All cities in Utah must adjust their city ordinances accordingly to align with the new state law.

  4. A discussion on towing fees (21-105)

    • In 2013, the City adopted City Municipal Code 9.31.110 which included a limitation on the maximum fees and charges a towing company operator may charge for: (i) booting or otherwise immobilizing a vehicle, and (ii) towing a vehicle. The fee limits in question only apply to patrol type tows at residential properties. Provo does not impose a fee cap for any consent tows or for non-consent tows (1) at non-residential properties or (2) at residential properties where the property manager or designee calls for the tow.  But in an attempt to prevent predatory towing, in 2013, Mayor Curtis proposed, and the Council approved, rules requiring patrol tows of residential properties to be done under a contract that meets certain requirements.  One of those requirements is a cap on the fees. A local towing operator is requesting a change in the rates to help address costs increases (vehicle, employment, insurance, equipment, etc.). Options include: 1) reject the request for a change; 2) remove the cap; or 3) change the cap to: (i) a new fixed dollar amount, or (ii) a percentage of the state maximums.

  5. Presentation from Parking Committee. (21-028)

    • The Parking Committee proposes a new parking paradigm called the On-Street Parking Management (OSPM) program that would be created with the proposed Provo City Code Chapter 9.90 and applied to the Joaquin Neighborhood with Provo City Code Chapter 9.91. The Parking Manager would have the authority to apply the solutions in Chapter 9.90 within a Council-approved OSPM area without returning to the Council for every change, though they would have to notify residents in affected areas. The Parking Manager could create parking zones where one of two parking management strategies could be applied:

    • 1. Paid timed parking

    • 2. Permit parking with paid timed parking

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, October 12, 2021

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:

    • Dial 346 248 7799. Enter Meeting ID 870 9093 6378 and press #. When asked for a participant ID, press #. To join via computer, use the same meeting ID and enter passcode: 201335.

  • 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 $8,772.09 in the Economic Development Division in the General Fund for a sales tax increment post performance payment to Day’s Market.  The funding source of the appropriation is General Fund Sales Tax Revenues. (21-038)

    • In early 2018, the Economic Development Office worked with Day's Market to craft a post performance sales tax increment agreement with Day's Market, located on North Canyon Road. The owners of Day's Market were planning an extensive remodel of their aging store and requested that Provo City assist in reducing the construction costs by entering into a sales tax reimbursement agreement on a post performance basis. Days Market would spend approximately $1.3 million dollars on the interior remodel of the store. Similar to other sales tax agreements, Day's would be able to earn back some of their costs if they produced sales above an established baseline -- which in this case was set at $39,800. Based on sales tax information and a calculation, they qualify for sales tax reimbursement of $8,772.09 for fiscal year 2021. This is a ten-year agreement. 


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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