January 15, 2015

Minutes of the Centerville City Trails Committee meeting held Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Administrative Conference Room, 250 North Main, Centerville, Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Denise Cox
Mark Dimond
Matt Johnson
Alan Peterson, Chair
Mikael Remington
Thomas Tasker
Rick Turner

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

FOLLOW UP TO VOLUNTEER PROJECTS MASTER LIST

Denise Cox reported she has generated a new Volunteer Projects Master List, and she will bring it to the next meeting. Matt Johnson reported Sam Huff did a 20-hour service project where he picked up trash on multiple trails in the area. Eric Staples is a Boy Scout who did his Eagle Scout Project covering graffiti on George Haddad’s property, and also installed “No Trespassing” signs on the Firebreak Road.

REPORT ON BIKE LANE PROJECTS

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, reported on the following bike lane projects.

Pages Lane: West Bountiful has received a grant to paint designated bike lanes on Pages Lane from Main Street west to the Legacy Trail. West Bountiful is coordinating with Bountiful City to continue the bike lanes east to Main Street.  East of Main on Pages Lane is narrower and when new development occurs at the old Dick’s site and others, bike lanes can be incorporated to connect to 400 East.

Parrish Lane Overpass:  Construction will begin on the pedestrian overpass this spring.  The bridge should be completed by August or September. The project will begin at the 7-11 Store corner and end at 1250 West.

North Frontage Road: Centerville was awarded a grant from the Wasatch Front Regional Council to widen the Frontage Road. As part of this project, there will be two designated bike lanes constructed on each side of the road.  The storm drain culverts will need to be extended under the Frontage Road, which is very costly.  The grant money for the project is scheduled to be available in 2018.

Mr. Cox asked the Trails Committee to review the Bike Lane Master Plan to make sure that 400 East to Main on Chase Lane are part of the east/west bike lane connections. Centerville is doing a project entitled “Complete Streets” that is intended to have all of the bike lanes in Centerville as part of its Master Plan.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION EVENTS UPDATE

Denise Cox reported on the two activities the Trails Committee will be involved for the Centennial Celebration.

Royce Allen will conduct an historic hike at the Parrish Trail Head on June 15th at 6:30 p.m. Rick Turner will plan and coordinate hikes on the trails in Centerville during the summer.  The dates for these hikes will be finalized at a future meeting. The Trails Committee will have a 4th of July booth that they will share with the Landmarks Commission.  The 4th of July festivities will be the culmination for the Centennial Celebration.

The Committee discussed having an ongoing activity as part of the Centennial Celebration. This activity would be to walk/run or bike/hike (or both) 100 miles in Centerville.  There will be pins that citizens can earn when they complete the required 100 miles. An Eagle Scout project could be to have a Boy Scout use a GPS to track the mileage of the trails in Centerville. Mikael Remington will research how to make a digital log book on the City website for people to track their mileage for these activities.

TRAIL CHIEFS

Matt Johnson reported Darren Brunner, Brady Lee, Lori Reynolds, and Glenn Gunnell have expressed an interest in serving as Trail Chiefs. These individuals will be invited to the March meeting to meet the Committee, and inform them of the responsibilities they would be required to do.  The Committee will make a list of responsibilities for the Trail Chiefs at the February meeting.

OTHER

Rick Turner reported he is talking frequently with George Haddad. Citizens would like to have the trail to a waterfall, opened on Mr. Haddad’s property where he closed it, and Mr. Turner suggested in vain allowing guided tours one day a week on his property.  Some people are hiking on the trail and ignoring Mr. Haddad’s “No Trespassing” signs. Rick will continue to negotiate with Mr. Haddad.

Thomas Tasker announced this will be his last meeting, as he will be serving a one year mission to New Zealand beginning in March.

NEXT MEETING

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

ADJOURN

At 9:10 p.m., Thomas Tasker made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (7-0).

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Alan Peterson, Chair                                  Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary