Provo City is considering the sale of Timp Kiwanis Bounous Park to the Provo City School District. The City Council will be voting at their February 20 meeting on the decision to place the property on the surplus property list. Please read the details of this proposal and share your thoughts.
Information presented at the January 23, 2018, Work Meeting
The following information has been provided by Provo City's Chief Administrative Officer, Wayne Parker:
On February 20, 2018 the Timp Kiwanis Bounous Park property is planned to be presented to Municipal Council for approval to be placed on the City’s surplus property list, allowing it to be sold to the Provo School District. We formally invite you to attend and participate in the public hearing which will occur during the Municipal Council meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the City Center at 351 W. Center Street. The City was approached by the District about potentially acquiring the park to allow the District to add a girls’ softball field for Timpview High to meet their federal Title IX requirements. The sale also benefits the City generally by clearing up some issues related to the federal grant standards under which most of the property for the park was acquired.
After holding a couple of neighborhood meetings last year, we have worked with the District to address the concerns expressed in those meetings. As part of the sale of the property, the City and the District have listened to the concerns and have tried to address them in the attached term sheet that will form the basis of a cooperative agreement between the City and the District to be executed with the potential sale of the property. Pictured below is a site plan which shows how the parcel would be reconfigured based on feedback from the residents during the neighborhood meetings.
PROPOSED TERMS FOR THE SALE OF TIMP KIWANIS BOUNOUS PARK TO THE PROVO SCHOOL DISTRICT
Sale Price: Yellow Book Appraisal as required by Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) requirements
Uses of the Property:
- School District could use the property for student athletic purposes as shown on the attached site plan (Exhibit A)
- District would remove the existing pavilion and relocate its functions south to the approximate location shown on the site plan along with handicapped access to the pavilion (Exhibit A)
- District would maintain the children’s playground as shown on the site plan and be responsible for repair or replacement of the equipment if and when such is needed with equipment of similar value and features (Exhibit A)
- District would clear, develop and maintain a soccer field intended as a practice field for high school soccer on the lower section of the parcel as shown on the site plan (Exhibit A)
- District would secure the access road gate to prevent unauthorized use of the roadway
- District would provide an easement to allow continued city access of the existing well and pump house located on the property
- District and City will define other needed easements on the property and define maintenance responsibilities of these easements
- District will agree not to rent the soccer field for other than school purposes. All non-programmed use of the field will be reserved for the community
- District will post on its website at the first of each month all programmed use of the baseball, softball and soccer fields and tennis courts so that the neighborhood will be aware of the scheduled events
- District will permit community use of the soccer field, tennis courts and walking track during non-programmed times and will sign such facilities allowing the use (which signs shall be approved by the district’s risk management staff)
Changes to Allowed Uses:
- Any change of uses beyond those included in the Interlocal Agreement will require:
- A resolution detailing the changes requested approved by the Provo School District Board of Education by a majority vote at a meeting in which public comment is allowed; and,
- A resolution approving those changes approved by the Provo Municipal Council by a majority vote at a meeting in which public comment is allowed.
Closing: Upon approval of the sale by state officials responsible for LWCF conversions
The Provo City Council would like to hear from you before the February 20 Council meeting where the decision to surplus will be made.
Outcome: Decision made
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