May 24, 2016

Minutes of the Centerville City Parks and Recreation Committee meeting held Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Business Office Conference Room, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Kyle Barney, Chair
Brian Curnow
Kelli Hintze
Lynn Keddington
Melissa Larsen
Loren Pankratz
Melissa Smith

STAFF PRESENT
Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kelli Hintze was welcomed as a new member of the Parks and Recreation Committee. She has lived in Centerville for 32 years.

MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL

Minutes of the April 12, 2016 meeting minutes were reviewed. Lynn Keddington made a motion to approve the minutes as amended.  Kelli Hintze seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

MOVIE IN THE PARK FLYER REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, distributed flyers advertising the Movies in the Park for this summer. Prices will be increasing on the Disney movies. The Star Wars movie is the most expensive at $653.00, but the cost of this movie will not be added until the 2017-2018 budget.  Loren Pankratz and his church group received permission to serve popcorn at the movies. The Food Truck League has been popular at the baseball games, and they have been given permission to also be at the Movies in the Park.

MOVIE SET UP TRAINING

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, requested Committee members receive training on the movie equipment, and how to set-up and take down the equipment. Training will be held on June 10th at 8:00 p.m. prior to the first movie.

MOVIE ASSIGNMENTS

June 10:      The Incredibles:  Everyone
June 17:    How to Train your Dragon:  Loren Pankratz & Lynn Keddington
June 24:    McFarland USA:  Kelli Hintze & Melissa Larsen
July 8:           Princess Bride: Loren Pankratz & Kyle Barney
July 15:     Cinderella: Kelli Hintze & Melissa Larsen
July 29:     Star Ward VII: Brian Curnow & Melissa Smith
August 5:  Cokeville Miracle: Brian Curnow & Melissa Smith
August 12: Zootopia: Lynn Keddington & Melissa Smith

The movies arrive at City Hall two days before the show date. The movies are returned on the following Monday at the UPS store at Wal-Mart.

PARK SURVEY RESULTS

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, reported there were over 600 people who completed the survey on Island View Park. There were 250 respondents who gave information to be able to enter for the movie ticket giveaway. There are 100 people who want to be part of the focus group to help with the design of Island View Park. Chair Kyle Barney reported many of respondents want a splash pad and a running track.

Brian Curnow asked if most of the people who responded are from the north end of the community, and should all of the money be spent at island View Park. Chair Kyle Barney said south Centerville has fewer parks, and Island View Park has not been renovated for over 30 years.  The Community Park must be completed first before the Island View Park can be renovated, which is three years away, unless it is bonded. Jake Smith, Assistant City Manager, reported by phone that the quadrants that responded to the survey from smallest to greatest are: northwest, south east, northeast and southwest. Walking and bike paths, playgrounds, and splash pads are the most popular requested features. Kelli Hintze asked about expanding the cemetery to the upper level of the Island View Park. Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, explained a previous City Council decided not to replace park and recreation property with Cemetery space, that eventually new cemetery space will be filled and you will be in the same situation again only then without the park space you used up. They decided not to expand the cemetery and to allow private cemeteries to take care of that need. A mausoleum has been discussed previously.

COST ESTIMATE OF COMMUNITY PARK EXPANSION

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, estimated it will cost $ 1.5 million to complete the expansion of the Community Park. The RAP tax is the main revenue source for the park improvements that provides $300,000 to 400,000 per year. Park impact fees are also used for new parks and park expansion. Chair Kyle Barney said he would like to see bonding for these park improvements. There was an advocate group headed by former mayor, Ron Russell, which has tried in the past to educate the citizens on the advantages of the RAP tax for park improvements. Chair Barney will talk with Ron Russell to see if this group would be interested in promoting the advantages of bonding now against the RAP tax.

Education on bonding issues will be discussed at the next meeting. Steve Thacker, Assistant Manager, will be asked to come to the next meeting to discuss this item.

DISCUSSION REGARDING PRIORITIES FOR THE COMMITTEE

Chair Kyle Barney will work on this issue, and provide an update at the next meeting.

LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

Lynn Keddington reported the Land and Water Conservation Fund was formed by the federal government that receives royalties from oil and gas, and can only be used to build parks and other amenities at parks. Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, will contact the City Engineer to see if he knows about this fund.

Lynn Keddington asked if there are any parks in the west quadrant of Centerville west of the freeway.  Bruce Cox said there one idea is to see if Syro Steel would be interested in relocating and that property could become a park. There is also a strip of land between Legacy and 1250 West on the north side of Parish Lane that could be a possible park area maybe mixed with commercial businesses. The City would like to expand City Hall and the Founder’s Park area. The Committee agreed this item is a goal they would like to pursue, and Mr. Cox said he will check with Planning and Zoning to see what other possibilities there are in the City for future parks.

DISCUSS CHANGING DAY OF MONTH FOR MEETINGS

The Museum Board has requested the Parks and Recreation Committee change their meeting to the second Tuesday of the month. The Committee agreed to this change.

NEXT MEETING

The next Parks and Recreation Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room at City Hall.

ADJOURN

At 8:25 p.m., Loren Pankratz made a motion to adjourn. Melissa Smith seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (7-0).

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Kyle Barney, Chair                                                     Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary