September 17, 2015

Minutes of the Centerville City Trails Committee meeting held Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Administrative Conference Room, 250 North Main, Centerville, Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Denise Cox
Mark Dimond, Co-Chair
Matt Johnson
Mickael Remington

MEMBERS ABSENT
Alan Peterson, Chair
Greg Gunnell
Rick Turner

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

MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL

Minutes of the August 20, 2015 meeting minutes were reviewed. Co-Chair Mark Dimond made a motion to approve the minutes as amended.  Denise Cox seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

FOLLOW UP ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

Matt Johnson reported an Eagle Scout recently completed his project on the Freedom Hills Trail.  He lowered the water-bars on the trail to help contain erosion. Another project on the trail could be to clean the inside drainage areas before winter comes. The parking lot at the Parrish Trailhead is in need of repair.

Matt Johnson reported that he, Lee Skabelund, and Bryce Drumpf with the Viewmont Alumni Association walked the trail to the “V” on the mountain.  The trail is very rocky, and is sloped at 38 degrees. The Viewmont Alumni Association would like to make the trail family friendly and easy to access. Mr. Skabelund recommended an 18 inch wide trail. Mr. Drumpf is hoping a volunteer group can work on the trail as part of a service project for Homecoming.

DISCUSS UDOT GRANT FOR POSSIBLE MAIN STREET BIKE LANES

Bruce Cox, Parks and Recreation Director, reported UDOT has grants available for cities who want to improve transportation routes to schools for children. Councilwoman Tami Fillmore suggested this grant, and she feels most of Main Street would qualify with Centerville Junior, Reading Elementary, Centerville Elementary, and Stewart Elementary all on or close to Main Street.  This grant would allow bike lanes to be painted on Main Street, or Share the Road signs to be placed where the road is too narrow.  Mr. Cox will find out what is needed to apply for this grant.  The Trails Master Plan shows bike lanes on Main Street from Pages Lane to Lund Lane.

OTHER BUSINESS

Bruce Cox reported on the grant to widen and put bike lanes on the Frontage Road. The grant funds will be available in 2018. The culverts that run under the Frontage Road need to be extended first, which is a costly project. There is no funding budgeted to do this project this year.

Mikael Remington is working with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Race Committee to allow the Trails Committee to combine their 5k with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Race next spring.

There have been problems with the contractor who was building the pedestrian bridge over the freeway. At this time, the City will take over the responsibilities of the project from UDOT, and bids will be taken from contractors to complete the project.

NEXT MEETING

The next Trails Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room at City Hall.

ADJOURN

At 9:00 p.m., Mark Dimond made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Denise Cox seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

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Mark Dimond, Co-Chair                                   Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary