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Orem City Council Areas of Focus

2017 Quarter 2 | October – December Each year the City Council meets to discuss areas of focus they want the city staff to concentrate on over the coming year. Staff then dedicates resources to each of these areas.

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UTOPIA (growth of network, improvement of financial position, etc.)

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COMMUNICATIONS (events, communication tools, social media growth, videos, etc.)

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FACILITIES (building improvements, studies completed, etc.)

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2017 Build Out

  • Constructed no new Orem addresses. The new UTOPIA build out in Orem was completed after January 1, 2018.

Engineering Approvals

Engineering inspected 9000’ of Utopia conduit in Orem neighbors near Lakeside Sports Park and Sleepy Ridge golf course.

Public WiFi Project

  • Free public wifi made available at: Scera & Scera Shell, Palisade, and preparations are being made for Sharon Park. This makes a total of five parks with free wifi.

UTOPIA Debt

  • UTOPIA began making partial debt payments

2018 Build Out Schedule

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New Homes 0R031
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New Homes 0R008
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New Homes 0R009
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New Homes 0R038
The City of Orem’s UTOPIA residential take rate is: 28%, compared to the average UTOPIA take rate of 25% for all cities.
UTOPIA began making partial debt payments

The Library hosted a maker-themed summer reading program for over 6,100 participants. Our goal was to encourage families to read and create together. Activities included: multiple offerings of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Art Carnival, and a Make-it-or-Break It finale featuring a variety of kid-friendly experiments and featured speaker Tom Dixon with a “Will It Blend” demonstration..

Adopted the Geneva Heights, Orem Park, and Suncrest neighborhood plan

Planning Held public meeting on the 1600 N corridor to explain the process of widening from I-15 to State Street..

  The Library hosted a community-reading program called Orem Reads where participants read Summerlost by popular local author Ally Condie.

The Fire Department participated in the Orem PD 3rd annual Trunk or Treat event on October 30th at the Mt View High School football field.

Police started a new Facebook Live Town Hall mtg with the Chief of Police in which the public can ask questions over Facebook Live.  They will be holding one each month with a focus on different topics.

the 2017 Spring Clean-up Stats of 296 dumpsters over a 7-week period and new this year was a Fall Clean-up with 73 dumpsters, two parks and only one week.
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The Library deployed 30 new computers for public use.

The Fire Department held its annual Fire Prevention Safety Open House on October 11th at Station 3.

The Library constructed seven study/meeting rooms to help fill the community’s need for for space to study, tutor, complete group assignments, and hold small meetings. These rooms will be in high demand for many years to come.

The Library repurposed two underutilized spaces to open a Makerspace, a creative lab with specialized equipment and programs to help patrons bring ideas to life. We have Mac computers with design and editing software for graphics, music, film, and models. Additionally, there is a variety of specialized equipment such as 3-D printers, keyboards, mixers, cutters, and cameras.

The Fire Department participated in the “Touch a Truck” event held on October 7th at the Mt. View High School.

Total number of social media followers across all platforms: 20,995.

 

City produced videos have been viewed more than 117,700 times during Quarter 2.

The Library hosted an eclipse-viewing party that had nearly 1,300 people attend.

Public Works continues their educational campaign about the work they do.

Security

  • Installed new security doors in the council chambers and hallways in City Hall

Service

  • Started new Pickleball courts
  • Construction of new conference room in City Hall
  • Construction of new study rooms in the Library

Efficency

  • One item left to finish the City wide energy upgrade project with Siemens
  • Installed new cooling tower for the City Hall air conditioning system

Maintenance

  • Painted Senior center kitchen
  • Finished remodel of the Development Services and City Attorneys areas. New carpet, paint, cubicles, and counter.

 

 

Beautification

  • Installed new flooring in the PS dispatch break room

Looking Forward

  • Several meetings were held concerning the possibility of a new Fitness Center

 

 

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Orem City Council Areas of Focus

2017 Quarter 1 | July – September Each year the City Council meets to discuss areas of focus they want the city staff to concentrate on over the coming year. Staff then dedicates resources to each of these areas.

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UTOPIA (growth of network, improvement of financial position, etc.)

2

COMMUNICATIONS (events, communication tools, social media growth, videos, etc.)

3

FACILITIES (building improvements, studies completed, etc.)

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2017 New Sales

Over the past several months, the Public Works Advisory Commission (PWAC) has been meeting on the third Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. to review and discuss UTOPIA move forward solutions. A draft Executive Summary is being prepared that includes funding options. Most recently, Sam Lentz has been working with UTOPIA and City staff on developing an update to his revenue model. This model allows the user to provide a variety of inputs, such as take rates, implementing citywide fees, etc.

2017 Build Out

  • Build out for 2017 will complete the following footprints:
    • October – December 1,157 homes: 0R033 & 33A

Engineering Approvals

  Engineering has approved and inspected the construction of UTOPIA footprint OR33. This area includes the Springwater, Eastlake, and residential developments around Sleepy Ridge Golf course.    

Drafted Reports

  • Drafted a report summarizing previously discussed funding options for UTOPIA buildout and proposed new options for the Public Works Advisory Commission.
  • Drafted a report summarizing the major research conducted on the economic impact of municipal fiber optic networks for the Public Works Advisory Commission.

UTOPIA Page Views

  • The orem.org webpage dedicated to UTOPIA was viewed 2,640 times in Q1 2017.

2018 Build Out Schedule

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New Homes 0R031
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New Homes 0R008
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New Homes 0R009
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New Homes 0R038
The City of Orem’s UTOPIA residential take rate is: 28%, compared to the average UTOPIA take rate of 25% for all cities.
Beginning July 1, 2017, UTOPIA is covering the 2% escalating debt service

Engineering has started using robocalls, a new webpage, and open-house meetings to better communicate City construction projects to our residents.

 

Planning started using Orem Forum in place of My Sidewalk. This is a tool that lets us get feed back from the public on different topics. It also allows us to get real time feedback during public meetings.

 

Planning continued working with the Geneva Heights, Orem Park, and Suncrest neighborhoods on their neighborhood plan. First meeting had over 100 people in attendance. The following committee meetings have all had good attendance as well.

 

  Planning implemented the new online City code. This new web page is very powerful and allows anyone to search different sections of the city’s codes using any device. It also includes our neighborhood plans, master plans, and other helpful documents and maps.

Police held a National Night Out Against Crime on Aug 1st in the City Center Park and approximately 2000 people attended.

Police started a new Facebook Live Town Hall mtg with the Chief of Police in which the public can ask questions over Facebook Live.  They will be holding one each month with a focus on different topics.

 

Over 4,000 people attended the 2nd Annual Orem Harvest Festival to meet Li’l Sebastian & learn about healthy living.

The Orem elections webpage received 29,443 visits during the course of the 2017 election season.

 

The Library reestablished the Friends of the Library program.

 

Public Works facilitated the creation of the Orem Bicycle Coalition.

City videos received 122,173 views during Quarter 1.

 

The 1st Annual Touch-a-Truck event had 2,300+ people in attendance.

Public Works created story maps using ArcGIS to make city services easier to understand.

Three City Council outreach videos received 11,312 views during Quarter 1.

The Library hosted an eclipse-viewing party that had nearly 1,300 people attend.

Public Works produced 2 videos about water issues.

 

Security

  • Continued improving security at City facilities with new door locks, cameras, and glass secure entry in the lobby of the Public Safety building
  • Installed glass partition in the lobby of the Public Safety Building for additional safety
  • Replacing panic buttons throughout PS building as well as City Manager office

Service

  • ADA compliant ramps and signals were upgraded at 400 North and Orem Boulevard.
  • The HAWK signal at 800 South 950 West next to UVU was featured in a comedy sketch by Studio C. This HAWK signal will be removed when the new traffic signal is activated.
  • New traffic signal installed at 800 South and Campus Drive.
  • Installed seven new street lights in various new developments in Orem.
  • Installed two new school crossing flashing lights at Vineyard Elementary.
  • The Library launched a Makerspace in the basement of the south wing with plans to expand into two rooms in the next several weeks. The Makerspace includes specialized equipment such as 3D printers, Mac computers with creative suite programs, camera equipment, audiovisual equipment, etc.
  • Construction is about to begin on individual and group study rooms in the Library.
  • The Library implemented a scanning-printing-faxing station for community use.
  • The Library’s public Internet area was upgraded to provide better functionality.
  • In late October furniture for the 311 operation will be installed to accommodate the soon-to-launch 311 Customer Service Center.

 

 

Efficency

  • Replaced Senior center chiller
  • Repaired multiple window leaks at the City Center
  • Completed City wide energy conservation project with Siemens. (few punch list items remaining)Replaced carpet on the Library stairs with longer lasting rubber treads
  • Made significant progress on the Fitness Center Study.  A presentation and report will be ready by mid-November wherein we will discuss 1) operational recommendations and what has begun implementation already and 2) recommended options on how the facility could improve to attract a larger amount of citizens into the future.
  • A new aeration fountain was installed in the pond at Nielsen’s Grove.

Maintenance

  • Pretreatment upgrades with mill and a two-inch overlay was applied to 200 North from 800 East to Palisade Drive and 400 West from Center Street to 850 South.
  • A slurry seal was applied to just over 24 centerline miles of local roads in north Orem.

 

 

Beautification

  • Cleaned carpets at the Library and fire stations two and three
  • Painted Development Services and IT areas
  • Replaced carpet and countertops in the Public Safety Building
  • Flooring in Dispatch break room in the process of being replaced
  • The roof on the Cascade Park pavilion was replaced
  • New landscaping is being installed around the City Center Campus including the courthouse and library
  • The fountains at Nielsen’s Grove were repaired and operated for the last part of the summer
  • New partitions were installed in the bathrooms at Windsor Park, the ballfields at Community Park, and Orchard Park
  • Seal coats and new striping was applied at Nielsen’s Grove, Lakeside Park, Senior Friendship Center, and Scera Pool

Looking Forward

  • Made significant progress on the Fitness Center Study.  A presentation and report will be ready by mid-November wherein we will discuss 1) operational recommendations and what has begun implementation already and 2) recommended options on how the facility could improve to attract a larger amount of citizens into the future.

 

 

Impact Fee Study Progress

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IMPACT FEE FACILITY PLAN

IMPACT FEE ANALYSIS

PUBLIC REVIEW

COUNCIL INTRODUCTION

COUNCIL ADOPTION