TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
February 21, 2017
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 7:54 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 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 – January 17, 2017
Motion by Board Member Doutre to approve the minutes for January 17, 2017. 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.
3. New Business:
a. Discussion and consideration of approving Resolution No. RDA 17-02 adopting a professional services agreement between Community Studio and Tremonton City RDA to provide urban design services
Director Warnke noted this has been an ongoing discussion at several RDA meetings. There are several different deliverables and four (4) tasks. Community Studio will be the lead agency with some subcontractors and associates brought into the project.
Søren Simonsen said the first task is to put together urban design standards for Main Street from the Crossroads (Highway 13) to the I-84 interchange on the west side. It will not be a detailed plan for the entire area but will address right-of-ways and enhancements that can be used and main intersections. It will focus on the core area of Main Street and downtown.
The next task will be putting together gateway signage and entry features. The Board will have input in the specific locations. They have identified two (2) ideas for major gateway locations and two (2) for minor signage and gateway locations. The major ones will be closer to the Crossroads and the I-84 interchange to let people know they have arrived someplace important and special. The signs can direct them to the City Center and there will be additional/secondary signage when they arrive at the core or business district.
The third task (Main Street streetscape design) will be more detailed plans for Main Street from 250 East to 400 West. The design standards will be reviewed and applied to signage, lighting, landscaping, and features such as seating. It may look at complimentary building design standards that could be incorporated into zoning. They will look at intersections, pedestrian safety, and possibly islands and medians. Since it is a UDOT road, they will work closely with UDOT to make sure they are consistent with their guidelines. The landscape architect and engineering consultant also do a lot of grant work and may help the City identify grant sources.
The last task is public outreach to engage the community. They will involve stakeholders in the business district through an advisory committee. The committee will be involved with decisions and recommendations that will come back to the Board. They will also conduct open houses for the public to identify their preferences. Chairman Fridal will be the appointing body with input from the Board/Council. Director Warnke noted that people could self-appoint if they have an interest and want to participate. No one will be turned away.
Director Warnke stated the deliverables will be plan views (from the sky down to the streetscape) and will be a starting point on what needs to be engineered. Mr. Simonsen noted the design standards will be a booklet with references to specific conditions. It will be more generalized but will have specific lighting, landscaping, and signage standards. The entry features and signage will have a final concept that will be approved and adopted. It could then be turned over to an engineer for final construction documents. They would be schematic drawings at 20-30% of total project development. The streetscape design will have an overall plan that will go block by block, show a lot of detail, and include several 3-D illustrations. It will take a total of fourteen (14) weeks to complete. Director Warnke commented that park strips will be included in the urban design standards. The total contract price is $36,500 and will include all four (4) tasks.
Motion by Board Member Rohde to move forward with this contract with Community Studio and Tremonton City RDA to provide Urban Design Services, Resolution No. RDA 17-02. Motion seconded by Board Member Holmgren. Roll Call 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 Board thanked Mr. Simonsen and noted they are excited to see what comes from it.
Motion by Board Member Holmgren to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Board Member Vance. 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 8:09 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 Deputy Recorder Cynthia Nelson.
Dated this 2nd day of May, 2017.
Linsey Nessen, Executive Secretary