June 2, 2015

Minutes of the Redevelopment Agency of Centerville meeting held Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 9:57 p.m. in the Centerville City Hall Council Chambers, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

DIRECTORS PRESENT    Paul A. Cutler, Chair
Ken S. Averett
Tamilyn Fillmore
Stephanie Ivie
John T. Higginson, Vice Chair
Lawrence Wright

STAFF PRESENT      Steve Thacker, RDA Executive Director
Lisa Romney, City Attorney
Katie Rust, Recording Secretary

STAFF ABSENT        Blaine Lutz, Finance Director

VISITOR                     Jeff Bassett, South Davis Metro Fire Chief


The minutes of the May 19, 2015 RDA meeting were reviewed.  Vice Chair Higginson made a motion to accept the minutes, and Chair Cutler seconded the motion.  The motion passed by unanimous vote (6-0).


Director Fillmore explained a concern from UTA regarding the spacing between fence rails on the pedestrian walkway over the railroad tracks, and the possibility of items being dropped down onto the tracks.  One option would be to back the fencing with some kind of screen.  She reported that completion of the sidewalk on the east portion of the pedestrian bridge is estimated by UDOT at $400,000.  The work has not yet been bid.  Director Fillmore stated that the colors for the project are not as expected.  She will continue to work with UDOT to ensure a positive, attractive result.


Mayor Cutler reported that he, the Public Works Director, the Community Development Director, and the City Engineer, met with UDOT to discuss improvements for the 1250 West Parrish Lane intersection.  The barrier between the sidewalk and Parrish Lane will be 42 inches high, reducing to 32 or 28 inches closer to the intersection to allow visibility of pedestrians and bikers.  Councilman Wright asked if the barrier will be designed to prevent people from climbing and walking or skateboarding along the top.  It was suggested by more than one person that the City cannot prevent every possibility, and citizens should be expected to retain some level of responsibility.  Referring to the intersection, Mayor Cutler stated that UDOT would not agree to pedestrian safety measures outside of what an intersection would usually include, but the lights will be timed to allow sufficient time for pedestrians to cross completely if they push the pedestrian button.

Steve Thacker, Executive Director, reported that the services of a landscape designer would cost approximately $75 per hour.  A majority of the RDA indicated approval for moving forward with having a landscaping plan put together.  The RDA will have final approval of the design.  If the Council is in favor of powder coating the poles in the intersection, Mr. Thacker requested a formal motion in case a betterment agreement is not needed.  The Directors discussed whether the estimated $8,000 cost of powder coating is worth it.  Director Fillmore made a motion directing staff to approve powder coating for the intersection poles, and to engage a landscape designer to put together a landscape plan for the four corners of the 1250 West Parrish Lane intersection.  Director Wright seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett asked the RDA to request that UDOT include an Opticom system in the intersection for emergency vehicles.


At 10:17 p.m. Director Wright made a motion to adjourn the RDA meeting and return to regular Council meeting.  Director Ivie seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

________________________________        _____06-16-2015______
Steve Thacker, RDA Executive Director               Date Approved

Katie Rust, Recording Secretary