Mero's Agenda

Mero the Mammoth (Orem’s first resident) has taken a closer look at the City Council meeting agenda and has offered to fill you in on what’s happening.

The official published agendas can be found here:

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October 11, 2022


  • Presentation – North Point Solid Waste Special Service District
    • Explanation – Annual update on the status of the transfer station and landfills managed by the North Point Solid Waste Special Service District. A recent capital facilities plan was completed and information on that plan and expansion of the transfer station will be presented.
  • Information – Employee Civility Training
    • Human Resources is conducting training with city employees about civility in the workplace. The City Council will learn a little about it and will be invited to attend.
  • Presentation – Deer Creek Intake Project
    • Explanation – The Provo River Water Users Association (PRWUA) is in the process of designing and constructing a new water intake at Deer Creek Reservoir. Through this intake flows water to irrigate and provide drinking water for more than one million people along the Wasatch Front, The anticipated cost is approximately $100 million and will be paid by PRWUA shareholders. The Metropolitan Water District of Orem has shares in the PRWUA.


Consent Items
Items that are routine and don’t require additional discussion are placed on the consent agenda. Councilmembers will vote on these items together, instead of separately.

  • Approval of meeting minutes

Scheduled Items

  • Public Hearing/Resolution – Amending portions of Section 2-1-5 Board of Building and Fire Code Appeals pertaining to number and length of terms a Board member can serve
    • Because the membership of this board is restricted to Orem residents and board members must have specific knowledge, the applicant pool is limited. Development Services has asked to allow Board members to serve more than two terms to help prevent vacancies.
  • Public Hearing/Ordinance – Amending Section 22-6-9(F)(8) Home Day Care Services-Child & Adult (SLU Code 6263) pertaining to outdoor play areas/ and enacting Section 22-6-9(G)(14) Commercial Day Care Services (SLU Codes 6261 and 6262) pertaining to outdoor play areas
    • This is an application from Development Services to amend the home day care requirements pertaining to play areas to require the play areas to be fully enclosed and require a self-closing and self-latching gate. It would also require outdoor play areas to have a soft surface area. 
    • The other part of the application is a new ordinance for commercial day care services to require play areas to be fenced with self-closing and self-latching gates and would not allow play areas and play structures to be located in parking lots or on top of other hard surfaces. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
  • Public Hearing/Ordinance – Enacting Section 22-6-9(M) Residential Preschool (SLU Code 6265) and Standard Land Use Code 6265 Residential Preschool
    • Business Licensing is requesting the enactment of a new land use code for residential preschools. Currently, residential preschools are being regulated and enforced under home day care services (SLU Code 6263). The new land use code would allow for better regulation and enforcement of residential preschools. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
  • Public Hearing/Ordinance – Amending Section 14-1-4 Sign Zones and the Sign Zone map of the Orem City Code extending Sign Zone E to include a portion of the CenterPoint Church property located at 1550 S Sandhill Road
    • CenterPoint Church would like to install a double-sided, pole-mounted digital sign on their property to replace the historic use of hanging 10′ x 10′ banners on the building to advertise events. The pole sign would be installed near the southwest corner of the building, oriented toward the freeway. This location does not currently have a sign zone, so it is considered to be in Sign Zone D, which allows freestanding monument signs, but no freestanding pole signs. The applicant is requesting that Sign Zone E, which allows pole signs, be extended to include 1480 S Sandhill Road and a portion of the 1550 S Sandhill Road property. The Planning Commission recommended approval. This was originally heard at the September 27 Council Meeting and was continued.
  • Resolution – A resolution regarding ballot proposition 2
    • Resolutions are generally an expression of opinion or policy by the legislative body.

Here are the parts of the agenda that generally stay the same:

  • Work session – a less formal venue for presentations, updates, and policy discussions among Council Members 
  • Informal break to eat dinner
  • Agenda review and preview of upcoming agenda items – The Mayor leads the City Council through a review of the items on that evening’s agenda.
  • City Council Reports – This is an opportunity for members of the City Council to share information from boards and commissions and raise any issues of concern. The report is assigned to a different Councilmember at each meeting.
  • Personal Appearances – Also known as “Public Comment,” this is the time set aside for the public to express their ideas, concerns, and comments on items not scheduled as public hearings on the current agenda. Comments should focus on issues concerning the city. Those wishing to speak will need to have signed in prior to the beginning of the meeting. Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes. When there are a large number of people wishing to speak, additional guidelines may apply.
  • Consent Items – Items that are routine and don’t require additional discussion are placed on the consent agenda. Councilmembers will vote on these items together, instead of separately.
  • Scheduled Items – Items the Council may wish to discuss, are open for public comment, or include a presentation.
  • Communication Items – These are items received by the Mayor, Councilmembers, or City Manager which are intended for the entire Council. Action or discussion is optional.
  • City Manager Information Items This is an opportunity for the City Manager to provide information to the City Council. No action is required.

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