TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
November 15, 2016
Board Members Present:
Roger Fridal, Chairman – excused
Diana Doutre, Board Member
Lyle Holmgren, Board Member
Jeff Reese, Acting Chairman
Bret Rohde, Board Member – excused
Lyle Vance, Board Member
Shawn Warnke, Executive Director
Linsey Nessen, Executive Secretary
Acting Chairman Reese called the Tremonton Redevelopment Agency Meeting to order at 7:41 p.m. The meeting was held in the City Council Meeting Room at 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah. Those in attendance were Acting Chairman Reese, Board Members Doutre, Holmgren, and Vance, Executive Director Warnke, and Executive Secretary Nessen.
1. Approval of agenda:
Motion by Board Member Vance to approve the agenda. Motion seconded by Board Member Holmgren. Vote: Board Member Doutre – aye, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Acting Chairman Reese – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
2. Approval of minutes – October 4, 2016
Motion by Board Member Doutre to approve the minutes of October 4, 2016. Motion seconded by Board Member Holmgren. Vote: Board Member Doutre – aye, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Acting Chairman Reese – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
3. Public Hearing
Acting Chairman Reese called a Public Hearing to order at 7:42 p.m. to consider amending the Annual Budget 2016-2017. There were 2 people in attendance.
a. Amending the budget entitled “The Redevelopment Agency of Tremonton City Annual Implementation Budget 2016-2017 for RDA District #2 Fund – Downtown and Tremonton West Liberty Foods EDA 172” for the Fiscal Year Commencing July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017
There were no public comments. Acting Chairman Reese closed the Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m.
4. New Business:
Item 4 a and 4 b were discussed together.
a. Discussion and consideration of approving Resolution No. 16-12 amending the budget entitled “The Redevelopment Agency of Tremonton City Annual Implementation Budget 2016-2017 for RDA District #2 Fund – Downtown and Tremonton West Liberty Food EDA 172” for the Fiscal Year Commencing July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017
Director Warnke commented this Resolution shows the RDA receiving a capital contribution from the Transportation Capacity Capital Fund for the road project extending from Chadaz Estates to Main Street at 480 West. The Public Realm Enhancement increased to fund the pedestrian activated crossings on Main Street. There were also adjustments to fund Urban Design projects.
Board Member Vance voiced his concern that the money will be spent before the work the Board wants done on Main Street is complete. There is no plan yet. He would like to hurry with the proposal in item 4b. Director Warnke noted the Board has committed to the pedestrian crossings as they have been ordered but they can postpone the road at 480 West if they want.
Director Warnke received a proposal from Soren Simonsen. Mr. Simonsen is an architect, urban designer, and planner. He worked with the City as part of the SDAT (Sustainable Design Assessment Team). Mr. Simonsen was on the City Council and RDA (Redevelopment Agency) for Salt Lake City. Mr. Simonsen proposed putting together a team. Director Warnke noted the Board can accept the proposal and move forward or they can solicit proposals from other companies.
Urban designs are superficial designs that cannot be used for a request for bid. Construction plans have a higher level of detail. There will be additional expense beyond the urban designs to have the engineer do work so it can be put out to bid. This proposal gives the Board an idea of how the streetscape will look.
The Board would like the streetscape to be prioritized first and the rest of the items will fall into place and fit. Board Member Vance would like to give Mr. Simonsen some parameters showing what the Board has in mind so they can be implemented in the drawings. Director Warnke stated that Midland Square is another space to strongly consider as it is an anchor for Main Street. It is the largest public realm on Main Street. Board Member Holmgren wondered if Mr. Simonsen can attend a Work Session so they can give him their input.
Motion by Board Member Vance to approve Resolution No. RDA 16-12 as far as the street signs go, because they have already been ordered, and that we hold off on the street until we get some type of rendering or drawing design put together. Director Warnke asked for clarification that the funds for the street be removed from the budget at this point. Board Member Doutre would like them left in because it is a very important street. Acting Chairman Reese noted it can be included in the budget but the street can be put on hold until the Board gives approval. Board Member Vance amended his motion to approve Resolution No. RDA 16-12 to do the six (6) signs, three (3) sets, and implement the street into the budget but not do the work until it comes to City Council again before they proceed with the work. Motion seconded by Board Member Holmgren. Roll Call Vote: Board Member Doutre – nay, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Acting Chairman Reese – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
b. Discussion and consideration of approving a proposal for urban design services for elements of Main Street
This item was discussed with item 4a above. Manager Warnke wondered if the Board would like to use Mr. Simonsen or go out for other proposals. The Board would like to invite Mr. Simonsen to come to the next meeting. Director Warnke will try to get his qualifications and examples of work to the Board before the next meeting. The Board can review and notify Director Warnke if they would like to continue with Mr. Simonsen.
Motion by Board Member Holmgren to table the approving of the urban design services until we have a Work Session. Motion seconded by Board Member Doutre. Vote: Board Member Doutre – aye, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Acting Chairman Reese – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
Motion by Board Member Holmgren to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Board Member Doutre. Vote: Board Member Doutre – aye, Board Member Holmgren – aye, Acting Chairman Reese – aye, and Board Member Vance – aye. Motion approved.
The meeting adjourned at 8:03 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 3rd day of January, 2017.
Linsey Nessen, Executive Secretary