January 21, 2016

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

MEMBERS PRESENT
Denise Cox
Mark Dimond, Chair
Greg Gunnell
Matt Johnson
Mark Oligschlaeger

MEMBERS ABSENT
Rick Turner

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

VISITOR
Brittany Goforth, Bonneville Shoreline Races

REPORT ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS COMPLETED OR COMING UP

There are no new volunteer projects to report on at this time. Eagle Scout projects have been postponed until spring.  Denise Cox reported she received a letter from Robyn Getz, whose son is interested in making a bike trail above the Freedom Hills Park.  It is not known if this is for an Eagle Scout project.  Denise will obtain more information on this project.

TRAIL RACE DISCUSSION AND ASSIGNMENTS

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, reported he met with the City Manager and City Attorney about the possibility of the Trails Committee combining with the Bonneville Shoreline Race.  Mr. Cox was told this will not be possible because of the liability to the City, since money would be charged for this race. It could also cause problems with advertisers or sponsors if a “For Profit” organization advertises for the race, then other organizations would have to be allowed to advertise too. The Trails Committee can volunteer as individuals to help with the Bonneville Shoreline race, but not as representatives of the City.

Brittany Goforth, Bonneville Shoreline Races, said she intends to do a spring race on the Farmington Trails, and a fall race along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.  She will notify the Trails Committee when she determines the dates for these races. The Trails Committee will be doing a race on April 23rd on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

RAP TAX

The Trails Committee discussed items they would like to have from RAP Tax revenues. Bike lane signage, and striping of bike lanes were top priorities.

Chair Mark Dimond made a motion for the Trails Committee to make a recommendation that the following items be funded by the RAP Tax.  The items are:

1.    Class II bike lanes be stripped from 1275 North to Parrish Lane on 1250 West.

2.    Class III bike lanes with “Share the Road” signs be painted on Chase Lane from the Frontage Road to 400 East.

Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

The Committee agreed the following projects should take place at a future date.

1.    If Lund Lane is developed, biking lanes should be striped on this street.
2.    If the old Dick’s Market property on Pages Lane is developed and the street widened, bike lanes should be striped on Pages Lane.
3.    A hiking trail should be made from the “V” to the Skyline Trail.
4.    Color coded trail markers should be installed on the mountain trails. This could be an Eagle Scout project.

OTHER BUSINESS

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, reported the Maverick Gas Station that will be built on Parrish Lane and 1250 West will include restrooms and east side doors. There will be a shelter for bikers to rest, and a bike repair station that will be provided by the RDA.  The pedestrian overpass on Parrish Lane should be completed by July.

Mr. Cox reported Centerville did not receive the grant to stripe bike lanes on Main Street and Pages Lane.  This grant was to stripe bike lanes for roads where children ride their bikes to schools, which would make it safer for the children.  The striping of bike lanes will, hopefully, be part of the Main Street Plan.

NEXT MEETING

The next Trails Committee meeting will be held on February 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room at City Hall.

ADJOURN

At 9:15 p.m., Chair Mark Dimond made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

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Mark Dimond, Chair                                    Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary