March 17, 2016

Minutes of the Centerville City Trails Committee meeting held Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Administrative Conference Room (downstairs) at 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

Denise Cox
Mark Dimond, Chair
Matt Johnson
Mark Oligschlaeger
Mikael Remington

Rick Turner

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


Minutes of the January 21, 2016 meeting minutes were reviewed.  Chair Mark Dimond made a motion to approve the minutes as amended.  Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).


Chair Mark Dimond reported on the Planning Commission meeting he attended recently. The topic of urban trails was discussed, which are sidewalks that connect throughout the city.  Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, explained the Bamberger Trail on the east side of Wal-Mart is an urban trail, and there are urban trails through Pineae and the apartments next to Dairy Queen. The City would like to have connecting urban trails throughout the city, which would require working with Pheasantbrook, and the area behind Parrish Square. The Parks Department clears the snow on the urban trail from Parrish Lane to Porter Lane. There is going to be a new trailhead at the Maverick Gas Station that is being constructed on the SW corner of 1250 W and Parish Lane by the Legacy Trail.  In the future, the Trails committee would like to see an east/west trail/bike lane connection on Lund Lane that could possibly connect the Frontage Road to the Freedom Hills Park. Mr. Cox suggested a nonpublished Master Plan be developed that shows proposed bike lanes and urban trails that the Planning Commission and City Planners are aware of, so that when property is developed, these items can be included in the development.


The Mountain 10K and 5K Race will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 8:00 a.m. at the Parrish Lane Trailhead.  Denise Cox will contact Scott Higgins for the race timer.  Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, will provide two shelters, tables, and a porta potty. The course will be marked the night before at 5:30 p.m. with cones, candlesticks, ribbons, and spray paint. Mr.  Cox will ask Jake Smith to send out a tweet advertising the race two weeks before the race, and a few days before the race.  Chair Dimond will bring the donuts and milk. Matt Johnson will provide the music, and Mark Oligschlaeger will bring paper cups.

The Trails Committee discussed how the Youth Council had their members serve on City Committees last year, and how they appreciated their service. The Trails Committee would like Youth Council members assigned to the Committee again. Mr. Cox will ask the Youth Council for volunteers to help with the race.


Matt Johnson discussed the proposed Skyline Trail that will be separate from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. This trail is still in the planning stages, and there are environmental impact studies that need to be done. Davis County received a $150,000 grant from the State to complete the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.


At the next meeting, Matt Johnson requested the top five projects the Trails Committee would like to be completed be discussed, along with the estimated cost of each project.  One of the projects will be to determine which streets will have bike lanes striped.

At the next meeting, the Committee will discuss new members for the Committee.


The next Trails Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.


At 9:30 p.m., Chair Mark Dimond made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  Matt Johnson seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

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Mark Dimond, Chair                                        Date Approved

Connie Larson, Recording Secretary