February 24, 2015

Minutes of the Centerville City Parks and Recreation Committee meeting held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:20 p.m. in the Centerville City Business Conference Room, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Kyle Barney
Gary Goff, Chair
Lynn Keddington
Loren Pankratz, was excused at 8:00 p.m.
Rebecca Wright

MEMBERS ABSENT
Ben Horsley
Melissa Smith

STAFF PRESENT
Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director
Jens Fillmore, Youth Council Liaison
Jenna Lewis, Youth Council Liaison
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL

Minutes of the January 27, 2015 meeting minutes were reviewed. Rebecca Wright made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Kyle Barney seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

REVIEW PARKS CAPITOL IMPROVEMENT AND IMPACT FEE FACILITIES PLANS

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, distributed the Parks Capitol Improvement and Impact Fee Facilities Plans. The Parks and Recreation Committee reviewed these plans, and agreed they would prefer to bond for the parks improvements, and then pay the bond off. The City Council must approve to have the bond on the ballot for the citizens to vote on. The Committee agreed to not take the splash pad off of the list of possible projects, since it is a popular feature at parks but move it from the high priority section to the medium priority section of the plan. It is listed on the Improvement Plan at a cost of $250,000, but it will actually cost $500,000. The splash pad is costly to maintain, and a full-time employee would need to be hired to maintain it during the summer months.

Jens Fillmore, Youth Council Liaison, said he is a member of the Viewmont Tennis Team, and he believes it would be better to have improvements at the tennis courts at the Island View Park, as he and other young people go to the Smoot Park to play tennis, as the tennis courts at Island View are in poor condition. New courts at the Island View Park would alleviate pressure at the Smoot Park tennis courts.

Mr. Cox explained the RAP Tax is expiring, and it is hoped this tax can be renewed for the improvements that are needed to the parks.  Once the RAP Tax is instated, the projects are funded, and then the tax ends at the predetermined time. Chair Goff reported he will be writing an article for the next City Newsletter, and the article will be about the improvements that are needed at the parks, and the need for the RAP Tax. Committee members were asked to review the items listed on the Parks Capital Improvement Plan, and be prepared to make final decisions at the meeting in March. Final recommendations will then be given to the City Council for the City Master Plan.

REVIEW POSSIBLE CENTENNIAL EVENTS AND COORDINATE ASSIGNMENTS

Lynn Keddington reported he talked with some of the coaches at Viewmont High School about organizing tournaments as fundraisers during Centerville’s Centennial.  He said the tennis coach was interested, and possibly the basketball coach. The soccer coach said he might be interested if he can borrow equipment from RUSH, and then he might be able to do a 3 v 3 soccer tournament in June. Rebecca Wright said she will contact Club V to see if they can help with the soccer tournament.

If pickle ball tournaments are held, maybe they could be held in Bountiful where they have some pickle ball courts. A disc golf tournament will not be held unless someone comes forward who is willing to organize and run it. Kyle Barney said he will follow up on pickle ball.

At 8:00 p.m., Loren Pankratz was excused from the meeting.

At a previous meeting, Tami Fillmore, City Council Member, suggested doing a film festival, similar to the Sundance Film Festival.  Hopefully, Tami will be able to attend the next meeting to discuss the possibility of doing a film festival as part of the Centennial Celebration.

CONSIDER NAMING OF PAVILLION AT FOUNDERS PARK – “THE WILLIAM R. SMITH PAVILION”, AND POSSIBLY NAMING OTHER BOWERIES OR SECTIONS OF THE PARKS AFTER FOUNDING PIONEERS IN RECOGNITION OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Chair Gary Goff reported the City Council is considering naming the pavilion at Founders Park, “The William R. Smith Pavilion” after William Smith who donated half of the land the park sits on.  The Committee agreed with this suggestion, and also discussed naming the pavilions at the other parks after individuals who helped settle Centerville.  A ball park could be named after an individual wishing to donate enough money to improve a ball diamond was discussed also.

Lynn Keddington made a motion to recommend to the City Council that they approve the naming of the pavilion at Founders Park, The William R. Smith Pavilion. Also included is the possibility of naming other park facilities after individuals who have historical connection, or who are willing to donate funds for park improvements for the facilities at Centerville City parks. Kyle Barney seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

SELECT DATES FOR MOVIES IN THE PARK

This item will be discussed at the next meeting. Committee members were asked to go to the Swank Motion Pictures website and view the list of movies that are offered. The movies and the dates for the showing of the movies will be discussed at the next meeting.

CONSIDER OFFER TO HOST A MOVIE IN THE PARK THAT ACCOMODATES THE DEAF

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, reported a woman from the University of Utah Deaf Association contacted him, and asked if one of the Movies in the Park could be accommodated for the deaf.  A professor from the University of Utah would provide a list of titles that have been adapted for the deaf or possibly just show subtitles of the movie while it is playing. Apparently, this idea is gaining popularity, and there are enough people from the deaf community who would come to the movies if this service was offered. The Committee agreed to this request if the equipment and copyright questions can be answered.

NEXT MEETING

The next Parks and Recreation Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Business Office Conference Room at City Hall.

ADJOURN

At 8:25 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

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Gary Goff, Chair                                            Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary