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: http://agendas.provo.org
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PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Work Meeting Agenda
12:30 pm, Tuesday, August 9, 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.
A request for approval of a General Plan Map Amendment to Appendix C6, in relation to adjustments of development standards in the SDP-5 (Villages at Celebration Specific Development Plan Overlay) zone. Lakeview North Neighborhood. PLGPA20220207
Brad Mackay, representing Ivory Homes, is requesting approval of a General Plan Map Amendment to replace Appendix C6 with a revised map. The existing map in Appendix C6 is already outdated for how the area has developed and will be more so with the proposed text amendments to the SDP-5 zone. There have been several changes since the adoption of the current map in 2008, including the new Provo High School, Lakeview Parkway, and other changes in the overall master site plan. These changes alone require the map to be updated. If the proposed text amendments in file PLOTA20220107 are approved and the villages are shifted, the map will need to be updated to stay consistent. Planning Commission recommended approval.
A request for approval of Ordinance Text Amendments to Chapter 14.49E, City Code, to adjust dev. standards in the SDP-5 (Villages at Celebration Specific Dev. Plan Overlay) zone and to amend the related Dev. Agreement. Lakeview North Neighborhood. PLOTA20220107
Ivory Land Development is proposing to make changes to the SDP-5 zone in an effort to update and provide more options for the Broadview Shores development in Provo. These changes range from simple name updates to substantial design and use revisions throughout the zone. This overview section will go through each line or Section where there is a proposed change or set of changes (other than the table of contents) and provide staff feedback on every proposed amendment. Planning Commission recommended approval.
A request for approval of a Zone Map Amendment from the Res. Conservation (RC) zone to the Low Density Residential (LDR) zone to build a new one-family dwelling with an accessory apartment, located at 769 W 200 N. Dixon Neighborhood PLRZ20210338
Austin Taylor is requesting approval of a zone map amendment from the RC zone to the LDR zone in order to add a second dwelling to his property at 769 West 200 North. The concept plan makes use of the large rear yard on a lot that is just under two hundred feet deep. The existing garage on the property would be removed to make way for an extended driveway that would lead to the eight parking spaces, four of which would be under a carport. Beyond the parking would sit the new, single-family home that is architecturally compatible with the existing dwelling built in 1914. The open space shows keeping the mature trees and adding additional landscaping, with the driveway and parking area being provided in a concrete-grass block, rather than typical cement. Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.
A presentation on a study of the potential use of alternative fuel source vehicles in Provo City's fleet. (22-064)
On April 14, 2020, the Council adopted an Alternative Fuel Vehicles Policy (Council Handbook, Appendix 5), which enacted a policy that when the City replaces automobiles and other fleet vehicles, to purchase electric and other alternative fuel vehicles where possible. The policy also includes an annual reporting requirement for the City Administration. Several months ago, Provo's Fleet Division shared a presentation on the status of the City fleet in regards to electric vehicles. Councilors requested more analysis on the long-term comparison of operations and maintenance costs as compared with fuel savings. The Council intern, Mark Eyo, has researched this topic and will present his results during the Work Meeting.
A presentation regarding the "Safe Streets For All" grant opportunity- Background and Discussion. (22-065)
The Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill includes a Safe Streets For All Grant specifically targeted for municipal transportation safety projects. The Public Works Engineering Division will present their plan for developing a safety action plan to use for applying for this grant money.
A presentation on Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) programming and processes. (22-038)
The Council has requested information about the process and programming for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available to the city and the administration of those funds.
A discussion regarding ARPA fund appropriations. (22-017)
As the Council finishes up selecting projects to receive ARPA funds, they have some specific projects/programs they are seeking additional info about before they make final decisions about the remainder of the money. Below is a list of the projects/ideas the Council is considering for ARPA fund appropriations. To help them in their decision, they have requested three specific questions be answered about each:
1) How much funding would be needed to accomplish the project? (or would substantially benefit the project/program?) What is the timing, funding, process, & success for each project look like…
2) With ARPA funding?
3) Without ARPA funding?
Bathrooms at every park that has a playground - Parks and Rec
Sidewalk repair work - Public Works
Regional sports park complex- Parks and Rec
Parking lot for City Hall - Administration
Water conservation efforts - Public Works
CDBG/nonprofits w/ poverty-related needs - Development Services
Gateway, trails, and river plans implementation - Development Services
Slate and Rock Canyon improvement - Parks and Rec
Affordable housing and homeownership assistance/programs - Development Services/Provo Housing Authority
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.
PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 PM, Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Items in this category do not involve legislative action.
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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 Lisa Jensen and Joy McMurray (Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee) and Eric Carter (Landmarks Commission).
An ordinance adopting a budget for Provo City Corporation for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023, in the amount of $363,101,271. (22-016)
This ordinance would officially pass the final budget for the upcoming 2022-2023 fiscal year for Provo City. Included in this budget, is a proposed property tax increase of 2.9% on the general operations portion for Provo City’s part of the tax rate.
A resolution appropriating $3,000,000 in federal monies in the General Fund for the wastewater treatment plant and a transfer of $3,000,000 from the General Fund to the Wastewater Fund. (22-017)
Provo received $33,880,698 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The Council is proposing using $3,000,000 of restricted ARPA funds for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
A resolution appropriating $1,500,000 in federal monies in the General Fund for a fire station and transferring the funds from the General Fund to the General Capital Improvement Plan Fund. (22-017)
This appropriation utilizes funds from the unrestricted funds awarded to Provo City under the American Rescue Plan Act. The Administration previously presented this proposed use of the funds at the July 26 Work Meeting. This appropriation is only for the replacement of Fire Station 1 and does not include other funds for the redevelopment of the block where the old City Center building is located.
An ordinance enacting new mixed-use zones and amending certain zoning requirements to include these zones. Citywide Application. (PLOTA20220144)
Planning staff previously presented on the proposed signage requirements in the Mixed-Use Zones to the Council. This is a related amendment that was presented to the Planning Commission on May 25, 2022. This ordinance includes an enactment of new mixed-use zones and amendments to certain zoning requirements.
An ordinance enacting Sign requirements for the Mixed-Use (MU) and Neighborhood Mixed-Use (NMU) zones. Citywide Application. (PLOTA20220224)
The Development Services Department is proposing to amend the General Requirements of the Signs and Outdoor Advertising (14.38) code to prohibit electronic signs within the proposed Mixed-Use (MU) and Neighborhood Mixed-Use (NMU) zones. Additionally, to amend the acronym for Agricultural zones within the sign code to have a clear distinction between Agricultural (A1) zone and the Airport (A) zone. This amendment would provide clearer standards that are easy to understand and reflect a similar regulation of electronic signs within residential zones.
An ordinance amending the General Plan Appendix C-6 (Celebration Specific Development Plan) to substitute a revised land use map. Lakeview North Neighborhood. (PLGPA20220207)
This was item 1 on the work meeting agenda.
An ordinance amending the SDP-5 (Villages at Celebration Specific Development Plan Overlay) zone and a related development agreement. Lakeview North Neighborhood. (PLOTA20220107)
This was item 2 on the work meeting agenda.
An ordinance amending the zone map classification of approximately 0.23 acres of real property, generally located at 769 W 200 N, from Residential Conservation (RC) to Low-Density Residential (LDR) and authorizing a related development agreement. Dixon Neighborhood. (PLRZ20210338)
This was item 3 on the work meeting agenda.
An ordinance amending Provo City Code regarding the Neighborhood Program. (22-055)
Last year the Council set up the Neighborhood Program Review Committee to conduct a program evaluation and recommendations to address any failures within the program. After over a year of work on the issue, the committee is coming forward with its recommendations. The committee is recommending a complete rescission and adoption of a new ordinance to replace the current program with an updated purpose
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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