February 19, 2015

Minutes of the Centerville City Trails Committee meeting held Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Administrative Conference Room, 250 North Main, Centerville, Utah.

Denise Cox
Mark Dimond, arrived at 8:15 p.m.
Greg Gunnell
Jordan Hawkes, City Youth Council Liaison
Matt Johnson
Jeremiah Moore, City Youth Council Liaison
Alan Peterson, Chair

Mikael Remington
Rick Turner

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Department
Stephanie Ivie, City Council Liaison
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary


Minutes of the January 15, 2015 Trails Committee meeting were reviewed. Denise Cox made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).


Greg Gunnell was welcomed as a new member of the Trails Committee. He has lived in Centerville for 20 years, and he enjoys the trails in Centerville. His email address is gdgunnell@comcast.net.


Chair Alan Peterson reported there will be a Centennial Trail Hike on June 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. This will be a hike conducted by Royce Allen.

At 8:15 p.m., Mark Dimond arrived at the meeting.

The Trails Committee will also be awarding pins for people who walk, run, or bike 100 miles to commemorate the 100 year incorporation of Centerville.  Chair Peterson asked Jeremiah Moore and Jordan Hawkes from the City Youth Council, to determine the miles of all the trails in Centerville with GPS coordinates. Mikael Remington was previously assigned to make a spreadsheet on the City website where citizens can log their mileage. GPS coordinates of the Farmington/Centerville boundary will also need to be determined.


Matt Johnson reported he will contact the individuals who have expressed an interest in being Trail Chiefs, and invite them to the March meeting.


Denise Cox distributed new maps of the Davis County Trails and Bikeways. Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, said it is important to try and get all of the major east/west roads in Centerville on the Trails Master Plan, so that bike lanes can eventually be painted on these roads. West Bountiful has been working on a grant to paint bike lanes on Pages Lane from the Legacy Trail east to Main Street. Mike Smith will be asked to include the changes on the Master Bike Plan.

Chair Peterson made a motion to accept the recommendations of the Trails Committee for additional bike lanes to be added to the Trials Master Plan, and to recommend the changes to the City Council for approval.  Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).


Stephanie Ivie, City Council Liaison, reported she met with George Haddad and his son a few days ago on the Haddad property. She viewed Mr. Haddad’s property, and the problems that are occurring on the property. Recently, a young man made a shelter for himself by the waterfall, and a small gun practicing range was discovered on the property.

The Trails Committee will have a 4th of July booth. Hopefully, there will be people who will have achieved their 100 miles of walking or riding the trails by this date, and pins will be available at the booth to be given away to these people. The new Davis County Trails and Bikeways Map will be distributed at the booth.

Chair Alan Peterson read a letter from Rick Turner of suggestions for volunteer projects and possible themed hikes on the trails in Centerville. Suggestions are studying bird languages, animal tracking, survival techniques if lost in the mountains, study of edible plants, and a wildlife hike.

Mark Dimond reported that, on occasion, individuals are required to do community service as part of probation requirements. Mark suggested contacting probation officers and judges to inform them that these individuals could do volunteer work on the trails in Centerville. Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, explained there are liability and safety issues to the City, and care must be taken on what individuals are allowed to do service in Centerville. One individual did do volunteer work on a trail, but his father was with him supervising.

An alumni group from Viewmont High School is trying to restore the “V” on the mountain, as the ground under the “V” is eroding causing the “V” to slide down the mountain. This group would like the Trails Committee to help with this project, which would be done in September in time for homecoming. The alumni group has some funds for the restoration, and they will provide the required materials. Rick Turner will be asked to contact the U. S. Forest Service to see if the trail to the “V” can be extended to link with the Skyline Drive. The Trails Committee agreed they will help with this restoration project.


The next Trails Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Room in the basement at City Hall.


At 9:10 p.m., Chair Peterson made a motion to adjourn.  Matt Johnson seconded the motion which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

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Alan Peterson, Chair                                           Date Approved

Connie Larson, Recording Secretary