Sunday, July 24, 2022

Citizens Agenda for Meetings on July 26, 2022

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 challenging to determine what Council members are 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

12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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 resolution approving an Interlocal Agreement for the use of surplus water. (22-060)

    • When the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District was formed and Bayview Landfill was created, Provo City allowed the landfill to use part of a Provo City water right for dust suppression and other uses at the landfill. Since then the Northern Utah Environmental Resource Agency (NUERA) has assumed responsibility for the landfill, and a formal agreement relating to the use of the Provo City water right at the landfill is required. In exchange for use of the water right NUERA is allowing Provo City to stage biosolids from the water reclamation plant prior to land application for agricultural purposes.

  2. Ordinance regarding a Zone Map Amendment from the A1.1 (Agricultural) zone to the R1.8 (One Family Residential) zone in order to build a single-family residence, located approximately at 1595 West 600 South. Sunset Neighborhood. PLRZ20220191

    • The applicant is requesting a rezone from the existing agricultural A1.1 zone to a residential R1.8 zone to accommodate a single-family building lot. The existing parcel does not meet the minimum lot size requirements for the A1.1 zone. The parcel was divided from a larger parcel that did not go through the subdivision process to establish a legal lot. The new owner of the parcel would like to build a home on the land but can’t do this until the lot is legally subdivided. Since the parcel is smaller than the minimum one-acre lot size of the A1.1 zone, the applicant is requesting a residential zone where a lot can be legally created. Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.

  3. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 32.6 acres of real property, located at 3701 W Center Street, from Agricultural (A1.10) to Airport Industrial (AI) and authorizing a related development agreement. Provo Bay Neighborhood. (PLRZ20210263)

    • The applicant is requesting approval to rezone the two properties from Agricultural (A1.10) to Airport Industrial (AI) to allow for three new warehouse buildings to be constructed. The proposed rezone will consist of two parcels totaling approximately 32.6 acres of land. The parcels will be bisected by a public street. The proposed rezone is supported by the Southwest Area Future Land Use Map that calls for “Airport Compatible Industrial/Commercial.” Planning Commission recommended approval.

  4. A presentation regarding the development of a new Mixed-Use Zone. (22-062)

    • Planning staff will be discussing the reason for the development of a new mix-use zone and answer previous questions the Council raised regarding the zone's regulations.

  5. A presentation from the Administration regarding the possible allocation of unrestricted use funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). (22-017)

    • Provo received $33,880,698 in ARPA Funds, the U.S. Treasury Department is allowing Provo to use $10,000,000 as lost revenue, which means there are no restrictions on how the funds are allocated. Out of these funds, the Administration is proposing to set aside $1,500,000 for the reconstruction of Fire Station Number 1. 

  6. A presentation regarding the Statistical Survey done in support of the General Plan Update. (22-011)

  • Long Range Planning has been working on a General Plan update. They have made several presentations to the Council regarding the different elements within the new General Plan. During these presentations, questions about the polling information used when drafting the new General Plan were asked. It was decided that there needed to be statically accurate information as the basis for the updated General Plan. Y2 Analytics was hired to conduct such a study, and this presentation is a report on their findings.

  1. A discussion regarding the proposed "Percent-for-the-Arts" program from the Public Art Committee. (22-061)

    • The Council's Public Art Committee was tasked with drafting an ordinance to enact a program with the goal to increase public art throughout the city. This discussion will the first presentation of the draft policy. 

  2. A presentation from the Housing Committee regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and their expanded use in zones primarily zoned for housing. (22-056)

    •  In November of 2021, the Council passed an ordinance to expand the uses of ADUs within Provo to come into compliance with State Law (H.B.84). As part of that discussion, the Council referred the ADU issue back to the Housing Committee to work on expanding ADU’s into other zones within Provo. For the past 6 months, the Housing Committee has been working on establishing ways to expand ADUs in a manner that is practical while preserving the look and feel of single-family neighborhoods. The committee is coming forward with their recommendations and seeking advice from the Council as a whole on a few remaining issues. 

  3. A discussion of the Neighborhood Program Review Committee regarding the committee's recommendations for the Neighborhood Program. (22-055)

    • During the last Work Meeting, the Neighborhood Program Review Committee (NPRC) presented their initial recommendations, but due to time constraints, the Council was unable to ask many questions. The Committee is back to finish the discussion with Council.

    • Last year the Council set up the Neighborhood Program Review Committee to conduct a program evaluation and recommendations to address any issues within the program. The committee is recommending the adoption of a new ordinance to update the program with clearer purpose, consistent engagement, and increased transparency.

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.). It will be announced at that time if a closed meeting is needed.



Regular Meeting Agenda

5:30 PM, Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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 860 0419 8908  and press #. When asked for a participant ID, press #. To join via computer, use the same meeting ID and enter passcode: 894117.

  • 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 consenting to the appointment of individuals to various boards and commissions (22-009)

  • Mayor Kaufusi has submitted the names of several individuals who she recommends for appointment to various city boards and commissions. The Council has been introduced to these individuals after considering the Mayor's recommendations and this resolution is presented for the Council's advice and consent to formalize the appointment. Appointments include Jeff Whitlock (Planning Commission) and Tyler Persson (Arts Council).

  1. An ordinance amending the Provo City rate schedule to set electric service rates for Renew Choice SharedSolar for commercial users. (22-057)

    • The City constructed two large commercial solar farms in Spanish Fork and Mona Utah in order to allow customers to participate in community solar. The rate for residential SharedSolar was approved in January and the billing system is ready to allow commercial customers to pick a percentage of renewable power they are interested in purchasing.

  2. A resolution appropriating $19,715,106 in the General Fund from federal ARPA funds for a culinary water treatment plant and transferring that amount from the General Fund to the Water Fund. (22-017)

    • Provo received $33,880,698 in ARPA Funds. The U.S. Treasury Department is allowing Provo to use $10,000,000 as lost revenue, which means there are no restrictions on how the funds are allocated. The remaining $23,880,698 have restrictions on what the funds can be used for. The Council approved using some of those funds for other needs, leaving a balance of $19,715,106 in restricted funds. The administration is requesting that the Council approve the appropriation of the balance of those funds for the Culinary Water Treatment Plant.

  3. A resolution approving an Interlocal Agreement for the use of surplus water. (22-060)

    • This was item 1 on the work meeting agenda. 

  4. A resolution appropriating $16,573.27 in the Economic Development Division in the General Fund for a sales tax increment post performance payment to Day’s Market. (22-063)

    • In early 2018, the Economic Development Office worked with Day's Market to craft a post-performance sales tax increment agreement to partially reimburse the 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 some calculation, they qualify for sales tax reimbursement of $16,573.27 for fiscal year 2022. This is a ten-year agreement.

  5. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 0.44 acres of real property, generally located at 1595 West 600 South, from Agricultural (A1.1) to One Family Residential (R1.8). Sunset Neighborhood. (PLRZ20220191)

    • This was item 2 on the work meeting agenda.

  6. An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 32.6 acres of real property, located at 3701 W Center Street, from Agricultural (A1.10) to Airport Industrial (AI) and authorizing a related development agreement. (PLRZ20210263)

    • This was item 3 on the work meeting agenda.

  7. A discussion of the Neighborhood Program Review Committee regarding the committee's recommendations for the Neighborhood Program. (22-055)

    • This was item 9 on the work meeting agenda and is intended as an opportunity for public comment.


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 track the item through the legislative process and organize the supporting materials.

  • You may find it helpful in cases where an item may be worded differently on different agendas. Matching up that file number helps you see that it is the same issue.

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