Several issues will be discussed at tonight’s city council meeting. Here’s what to expect:
PROVO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Land Use Legislation
If you’d like to share your input or see what your neighbors have to say, don’t forget to show up tonight at 7:00 p.m.
As always, you can download the official council agenda from the Provo City website.
On April 15, families living in Farrer Elementary School boundaries should cycle on down for the first-annual Bike Rodeo.
What: A rip-roarin’ good time, offering young riders the chance to get started on spring riding. The Provo Police Department is sponsoring free bicycle registrations. Safety and bike maintenance tutorials will be provided. A limited number of free bicycle helmets will also be available, compliments of the County Heath Department.
When: April 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Farrer Elementary School
Show up with your youngsters and watch them swerve through the obstacle course. Yee-haw!
More info on bicycling in the city can be found on the BikeProvo.org blog.
Matthew Taylor is now the new council executive director following a 5-2 vote, with my vote in support of his appointment. Additionally the council unanimously affirmed the appointments of Dan Johnson, Greg Hudnall, Mayor Curtis, council member Dayton and Carol Thorne to various boards.
I also supported the Mayor’s request to submit a a grant application on behalf of the Boulder’s apartments as well as a temporary zoning ordinance to provide Atchafalayas to function as a permitted use should they relocate.
A good deal of discussion went on during the allocation of HOME and other CDBG funds. A vote took place in affirmation of the proposed HOME fund allocations which council members unanimously supported. Deciding to strip the proposed allocation of funds of housing renovation grants within the Central neighborhoods, the council then voted on an amended re-allocation of those same funds. I voted in opposition of this amendment with the other council members supporting it.
Next, the allocation of CDBG funds passed with some changes – in summary, Spring Creek will receive funds towards a park and Pioneer Park will be fully funded to completion – two projects I’m very pleased with. Providing Spring Creek with a park has been a top priority for me since taking office, and Tuesday’s vote put Spring Creek much closer towards achieving their goal.
Finally, the council heard a developer’s request on behalf of the Isle’s Project, a student housing development that would have less than a .6 parking ratio for each bed. I pointed out that approving this development would essentially doom the Joaquin neighborhood to a stringent parking permit program – something I could not support. The development will not go through at this time.
As most people have heard by now, between now and December 2012, UDOT will rebuild and expand I-15 from Lehi to Spanish Fork. There are several ways you can keep up on what’s happening. The project hotline is 1-888-i15core (451.2673). The project website is http://udot.utah.gov/i15core. And you can sign up for email updates at email@example.com and text message updates by texting “i15″ to 83043.