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White City Township Community Council

June 3rd, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

Eastmont Middle School 10100 S. 1300 E. Room #105.


  • Meeting called to order by Troy Blundell, Chair, there was a quorum.
  • Welcome, Introductions and then Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brody Waldrum.
  • Kay Dickerson presented the May 6th, 2009 minutes for approval. Paulina Flint made a motion to approve the May 6th Minutes as amended, it was seconded and approved.
  • Jeremy Christensen gave the Treasurer’s report for May. Paulina Flint made a motion to approve the report. Motion was seconded and approved.
  • Brody Waldrum from the Sheriff’s Department gave a report on Stats for White City. Discussion was held on the desire to have the ability to have a citizen write up violators for Handicapped parking on private property. The city is doing this but the person is trained by SLC police and we would need an ordinance change to be able to do this in the county. Traffic on Violet and Peony was hit quite heavy lately, but should lighten. Looking to start a bike patrol in White City for the summer. We would like to have more patrol around events in the park because of unfriendly driving. A comment was made about graffiti and tagging and the best policy is the faster it is taken care of the better it works.
  • Paulina Flint made a motion to skip to the next item since Bev was not here yet. Motion seconded and approved.
  • Greg Schultz gave the report on the West Side. 1300 East project is underway and they are starting at the 8000 S end. 700 East project is out for bid. Will have a sidewalk on both sides of the fill over the Dimple Dell. School split is still underway even if this item is still at the District Court of Appeals. Planning and Zoning not ready to bring how the Community Councils are to be brought into planning and zoning process maybe around July or later.
  • Parks and Recreation presentation on parking concept for Bear Park. Angelo Calacino, Wayne Johnson and Michele Nekota attended the meeting. Angelo gave a presentation on a concept to put 58 more parking spaces in Bear Park that would remove some of the passive activity area to be parking. The estimate for this was $250,000 which was well above the $100,000 currently available for the park. This would form an ell shaped parking area. Other concepts were discussed and they do not make available much more parking. Diane Stireman who lives on Poppy Lane presented a petition to not build additional parking. Real problem is over scheduling of park. She was allowed to read petition to express neighborhood concerns. Park has gone from a community park to an over used Sports park. Paulina Flint made a motion to accept the petition of the residents for expansion of parking at Big Bear Park. Concern was expressed about the way the information for the petition was presented to the community about how the council was handling the review of the concepts for the additional parking. The council had not taken any official action on the concepts and no official hearing has taken place. The council was still in the process of asking the Parks and Recreation Department for concepts. The motion was seconded and approved. Wayne Johnson, Operations Manager discussed the scheduling of the park and the reservation system. Also discussed the locking of gates and inability of emergency vehicles to enter park. Robert Frailey volunteered to open and close the gate at Poppy for activities in park. There is a $1000 fine for not picking up after pets in parks.
  • Bev Uipi gave the Mayor’s report. She made the commitment to have the Parks and Recreation to this meeting, but found out that they were not ready to make a formal presentation. Domestic Fowl ordinance is at Public Works for review and the graffiti will be next week. Both will be at subcommittee next week and then go to county council. Jeremy Christiansen made a motion to hold funds for Park to be available when position on parking is made formal and not be spent for other purposes. Motion seconded and approved.
  • White City Days. Paulina Flint indicated that it would be on August 29th and the food vendor will be J. K. Indulgence and will be from 3:00 to 10:00 PM. We are looking at having music, Fun Services, car show, vendors, etc. If anyone has any good ideas on activities to let us know. We have most of the signs ready from last year. Paulina Flint made a motion to form a committee for the White City Days from the Executive Board for Utah Neighborhoods. Motion seconded and passed.
  • New Business-Great American Insurance Co. will cover all the community councils under umbrella coverage. Motion from Jeremy Christiansen to approve ACCT to accept umbrella coverage for councils. Seconded and approved. Additional motion by Jeremy that if we have to cover our share of the cost on the policy that we authorize spending the money, Seconded and approved.
  • Newsletter- Paulina Flint discussed the newsletter which was a draft sent to council members. Mailing out this year at approx. $1500.00. Don Patocka made a motion to leave the decision on the bid for mailing out the newsletter to the Chair, Troy Blundell. Motion seconded and approved. Concern about proper disposal of unused drugs and not flushing in the toilet.
  • Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.