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.

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October 25, 2022


  • Discussion – Water Conservation Plan Update
    • Updates have been added for 2022.
  • Update – Trails Master Plan
    • Some updates are being made to portions of the Trails Master Plan.
  • Discussion – Rezone of 3.15 acres from the Business Park (BP) zone to the PD51 zone at approximately 720 North 1550 East (River District)
    • Discussion of an item on the regular meeting agenda.


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.

  • Resolution – Renaming a portion of 165 South between 400 West and 800 West as Bruin Boulevard and 165 South.
    • This street is behind Mountain View High School, and the renaming will promote community pride and spirit and create a positive sense of place.

Scheduled Items

  • Appointment to the CDBG Commission – Janet Alvarez
    • Janet Alvarez has been recommended for appointment to the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Commission.
  • 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 to allow a development agreement to be prepared.
  • Public Hearing/Ordinance – Enacting Section 22-11-64 PD51 (River District – 720 North 1550 East) zone, and Appendix “YY” of the Orem City Code, and amending Article 22-5-3(A) and the zoning map of the City of Orem by changing the zone of 3.15 acres from the Business Park (BP) zone to the PD51 zone at approximately 720 North 1550 East.
    • The applicant is proposing this rezone in order to build a planned development of attached residential dwelling units, consistent with the property to the south, which is located in Provo City boundaries. The Planning Commission sent a neutral recommendation.
    • There will be 25 units in the residential portion of the new development. The townhouse-style units will be two or three stories high. This is the area being rezoned to PD51. The area to the north will remain in the Business Park zone. There will be a private street that each of the units will access.
  • Public Hearing/Ordinance – Amending a portion of Appendix A of the Orem City Code by amending the Standard Land Use (SLU) Code 5811 Fast Food and making such use permitted in the Business Park (BP) zone; and amending Section 22-9-8(1) Miscellaneous Regulations for Manufacturing and Research and Development Zones to allow fast food restaurants with a drive-thru; and to make architectural standards consistent throughout the west side development project area in the Business Park (BP) zone located at approximately 800 North and University Avenue.
    • The applicant is proposing changes to the Business Park zone to allow consistent development throughout each project area west of the Provo River. Current language would require all development west of the river to be consistent with the existing office building located on site. This also proposed a change to SLU Code 5811 to allow restaurants with a drive-thru in the BP zone. The Planning Commission recommends approval.
  • Public Hearing/Ordinance – Amending the Current Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget
    • A budget amendment is routinely done at the end of each budget quarter to formally recognize things that happen outside of the regular annual budget process. For example, unanticipated revenue from grants or donations would need to be worked into the City’s budget through this kind of procedure.

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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