April 21, 2016

Minutes of the Centerville City Trails Committee meeting held Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Business Office Conference Room at 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Mark Dimond, Chair
Matt Johnson, arrived at 8:45 p.m.
Mikael Remington
Rick Turner

MEMBERS ABSENT
Denise Cox
Mark Oligschlaeger

STAFF PRESENT
Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director
Robyn Mecham, City Council Liaison
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBER BUSINESS

The Committee discussed possible candidates for the Trails Committee.  Neal Anderson has expressed an interest in serving on the Committee.  Rick Turner will contact Mr. Anderson, and ask him to apply for a position on the Trails Committee on the City website.

REPORT ON YOUTH COUNCIL INVOLVEMENT WITH TRAILS

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, reported on the feedback from Youth Council members who previously served with the Trails Committee. Some of the Youth Council felt they were over worked, and other members felt they did not have enough to do on the other committees. There are new applications being taken at this time for the Youth Council.

MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN ASSIGNMENTS REVIEW AND DISCUSSION

The 5k and 10k Trail Run will be held April 23rd at 8:00 a.m. at the Parrish Lane trailhead. Jacob Smith will send a tweet tomorrow reminding people of the race. Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, has arranged for a portable toilet, water, and a tent that Mikael Remington will bring to the race site Saturday morning. Mr. Cox will be attending an earthquake drill that morning, and will be unable to attend the race. The gun range will be closed until the race is over. Denise Cox will arrange to bring the timer to the race, and Matt Johnson will provide course maps. Chair Dimond will provide donuts and chocolate milk.

TOP FIVE PRIORITY LIST

Committee members need to be considering the top five priorities they would like to see accomplished.  One of the items is the widening of the Frontage Road from Parrish Lane north. The Master Plan was changed to have bike lanes on the road rather than a separate path. The west parking lot at the Community Park will be enlarged to have 100 additional parking stalls. There will be two new sports fields on the south end.  The rough grading is completed and the drainage system has been installed.  The next phase will include irrigation system, finish grading, grass and parking lot.

At 8:45 p.m., Matt Johnson arrived at the meeting.

There will also be a small playground, and a perimeter walking path as part of the expansion. The completion of this new addition depends on funding from Park Impact Fees and RAP Tax revenue.  It is hoped these new additions can be completed sometime next year.

The Committee also discussed the possibility of widening the Frontage Road from Parrish Lane to Pages Lane, and adding bike lanes.  They would also like to have a bike repair station at the Porter/Walton Park.

MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL

Minutes of the March 17, 2016 meeting minutes were reviewed. Mikael Remington made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

NEXT MEETING

The next Trails Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Business Conference Room at City Hall.

ADJOURN

At 9:05 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

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Mark Dimond, Chair                                           Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary