TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
October 4, 2016
Board Members Present:
Roger Fridal, Chairman
Diana Doutre, Board Member
Lyle Holmgren, Board Member
Jeff Reese, Board Member
Bret Rohde, Board Member
Lyle Vance, Board Member
Shawn Warnke, Executive Director
Linsey Nessen, Executive Secretary
Chairman Fridal called the Tremonton Redevelopment Agency Meeting to order at 8:18 p.m. The meeting was held in the City Council Meeting Room at 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah. Those in attendance were Chairman Fridal, Board Members Doutre, Holmgren, Reese, Rohde, and Vance, Executive Director Warnke, and Executive Secretary Nessen.
1. Approval of agenda:
Motion by Board Member Reese to approve the September 20, 2016 agenda. Motion seconded by Board Member Doutre. Vote: Board Member Doutre – aye, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Board Member Reese – aye, Board Member Rohde – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
2. Approval of minutes – September 20, 2016
Motion by Board Member Holmgren to approve the minutes. Motion seconded by Board Member Rohde. Vote: Board Member Doutre – aye, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Board Member Reese – aye, Board Member Rohde – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
3. New Business:
a. Discussion and prioritization of possible scope of work for the urban design of Redevelopment Agency initiated improvements in the Tremont Center Community Development Project Area
Director Warnke contacted Mark Kopatz to put together a scope of work for downtown which came in at $24,500. The scope would include public input, design, and providing some deliverables.
Director Warnke noted that park strips on Main Street need work. The urban designer could develop a plan showing their recommendations for park strips.
Director Warnke spoke about recommendations from the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) to eliminate center turn lanes, except at intersections, and widen pedestrian right of ways. Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) controls Main Street now. If the City wanted to make the change they would need to take over Main Street from UDOT or trade for a road that is built to UDOT’s standards. The City would take on maintenance of Main Street, which would add expense. There could be an incremental plan that would change down the road.
Director Warnke noted the Board wanted a concept plan with panoramic views but commented that it would be rather expensive. He proposed there be a plan view for each block but have a streetscape rendering that would be a typical streetscape they want for all the blocks. There would need to be plans to submit to UDOT for approval. The streetscape and gateway sign plans could go before the public for input. SDAT also proposed fixing up the bridge on Main Street and using it as a natural gateway. There can be minor entryways at the ends of the Community Development Area (CDA). UDOT allows one monument in the right-of-way in each cardinal direction.
Midland Square needs more space for public events. It was suggested that Midland Square have bulb-outs for quicker and safer street closure for events. The bulb-outs would not be permanent. Director Warnke will get quotes from urban designers to put together a plan. Board Member Rohde would like the plan to include sidewalks, landscaping, streetscape, etc. so it is a complete plan. Director Warnke will get quotes and the Board can decide where to go from there. The cost for a complete plan will be more than $24,500.
Motion by Board Member Holmgren to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Board Member Reese. Vote: Board Member Doutre – aye, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Board Member Reese – aye, Board Member Rohde – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
The meeting adjourned at 8:46 p.m.
The undersigned duly acting and appointed Executive Secretary for Tremonton City Corporation Redevelopment Agency hereby certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes for the RDA Meeting held on the above referenced date. Minutes were prepared by Cynthia Nelson.
Dated this 15th day of November, 2016.
Linsey Nessen, Executive Secretary