SCENIC BYWAY 12 COMMITTEE
September 8, 2004
Escalante City Council Chambers
Name Organization In
VOTING YES NO
1. Scott Brodie Boulder Town x
2. Wade Barney Escalante City x
3. Carlon Johnson Henrieville Town x
4. Bill Scoffield Cannonville Town x
5. Jean Seiler Tropic Town
6. Bruce Phillips Torrey Town x
7. Art Cooper Panguitch City - Chair x
8. Clare Ramsay Garfield County Commission x
9. Bruce Fullmer Garfield County Travel Council x
10. Allen Jones Wayne County Commission x
11. Elissa Stevens Wayne County Travel Council x
12. Sue Mosier Escalante/Boulder Chamber of Commerce x
13. Dixie Burbidge Bryce Valley Business Association x
14. Donna Owens USFS / Dixie National Forest x
15. Brian Bellew BLM / GSENM x
16. Colleen Bathe Bryce Canyon National Park
17. Tom Shakespeare Utah State Parks- Kodachrome/Escalante x
18. Robert Dowell Utah Department of Transportation x
19. Sharol Bernardo Member-at-large x
20. Gael Hill Member-at-large -Vice-Chair x
21. Janet Hansen Member-at-large x
NON-VOTING or Proxies
John Holland Coordinator x
x Allysia Angus BLM/GSENM - Secretary/Treasurer and proxy x
for Donna Owens
Brian Cottam For Allen Jones x
Steve Kunzler UDOT proxy for Robert Dowell x
Rick Torgerson UDOT x
Howard Miller Escalante Lions Club X
Kim Clarke UDOT contractor – Lockner X
Michael Brems UDOT contractor – Brems Engineering x
Tim Clarke Boulder Town Park x
Quinn Griffin Escalante Center x
Verl Bagley For Allen Jones x
Reda Herriott Wayne Co. business owner x
Welcome, Approval of Minutes, and Adoption of Agenda
Art Cooper welcomed everyone. A round robin of introductions took place.
Approved proxies for meeting include:
o Allysia for Donna Owens
o Steve Kunzler for Robert Dowell
o Verl Bagley for Allen Jones
The minutes were approved unanimously by motion from Bruce Fullmer and second by Elissa Stevens.
Agenda was amended to include Howard Miller discussing Escalante Lions Club project and Harriet
Priska discussing Everett Ruess Days Festival. It was then approved unanimously by motion from
Gael Hill and second by Bruce Fullmer.
Scenic Byway 12 Financial Report is $ 639.36 balance.
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Escalante Lions Club Project
Howard Miller with Escalante Lions Club announced that they are seeking to build a bowery with
kitchen, restrooms, and tables at the Escalante City Park. Facilities are to be ADA accessible and are
projected to cost $21-22K. The group currently has about $2K. Howard requested assistance from this
group. Bruce noted that the byway group does not have cash available, but we could assist with grant
preparation. John will work with Howard on this and grant possibilities. Rick with UDOT will also
Everett Ruess Days Festival
Harriet Priska invited everyone to the upcoming Everett Ruess Days – an Art/Educational event.
There are to be workshops, courses, classes, art shows, music, dance, etc. The event is intended to take
a regional perspective – Kane, Wayne, Garfield Counties. It is to be a working arts festival. The
festival is scheduled for Sept 30-October 2.
John Holland provided the Coordinator’s Report:
Coordinated and attended a popular and successful Grant Writing Workshop on July 30, 2004.
Instruction and facilitation of the class was provided by Utah Arts Council.
o Writing government grants was the emphasis of the one-day session.
o 24 attendees from most of the communities on Scenic Byway 12 and the outlying area
o Letters of thanks sent to Utah Arts Council.
Completed changes to www.scenicbyway12.com. Gathered input from Committee members and
summarized the final changes to the site in a change request document. Worked directly with the
web design technician to complete the changes to the site by August 25 th.
In order to maintain the website and mange documents for uploading files to the website I am
requesting the Committee’s approval of $229 in software including Macromedia Contribute
($149) and Adobe Acrobat Pro ($80). Motion by Wade Barney to approve purchase and second
by Gael Hill. Passed unanimously.
Payment approval of remaining 25% of fees to On-Line Web Marketing is requested. Motion to
approve payment by Sharol Bernardo and second by Sue Mosier. Passed unanimously. It was
noted that the Delicate Arch image needs to go away.
Representing the Scenic Byway 12 Committee, along with Allysia, presented a certificate of
recognition to Maggie Dowd at a luncheon held in her honor at the Dixie National Forest office in
Cedar City. Maggie was closely involved with the byway organization through designation of the
byway up to her transfer to Mount St. Helens in Oregon. Allysia requested $15 reimbursement.
Working with Utah and Colorado Scenic Byway Directors I will be hosting a meeting of Utah’s
National Scenic Byway leaders in Torrey. Originally scheduled for October 22 nd the meeting is
being rescheduled due to a conflict with the Utah Travel Regions meeting on the same date.
o Meeting topics will include:
Colorado’s Scenic Byway training program (Sally Pearce)
Utah’s State Scenic Byway Committee (Margaret Godfrey) (This item should
provide valuable discussion helping to define the relationship between the state
committee and the National Scenic Byways).
Participating as one of five members of the Signage and Interpretation RFP review committee and
serving as the primary contact to the vendors through the review and award process.
UDOT – Boulder to Escalante Road Improvement Project Report
Rick Torgerson introduced Kim Clarke and Michael Brems, contractors who will produce the
Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Statement for this project. Their notice to
proceed occurred on Aug 8.
Kim provided a handout with project overview and contacts to all in attendance.
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Project runs from approximate mile post 60-88.
A project website is being established. Try to link to Scenic Byway 12 website.
UDOT’s approach to this project is/has been designed to utilize context sensitive design. It is a
unique project; not a standard UDOT highway project.
Project information kiosks are being located at various locations throughout counties – including
visitor centers and libraries. The suggestion was made of setting up at schools and state parks
Public meetings are being scheduled. An agency scoping meeting is scheduled for mid-October.
The suggestion was made to conduct meetings both Escalante and Boulder.
The Byway Committee can help with general direction early on.
It was noted that retaining the experience of traveling the byway is key and should be balanced
with the safety concerns. It was also noted that commercial traffic and tour busses should be
Master Sign and Interpretive Plan
John noted that six 6 proposals were received to do this work. The review committee met last
week and narrowed to a short-list of two. More specific information is being sought from these
two. A late September selection date is anticipated.
FHWA – Grants 2005
John mentioned that the online grant applications should be available early October and that the
applications will likely be due to the State folks by mid-December. If so, grant awards would
likely be announced in Summer 2005.
Grants due to John in final draft by November 30.
Full Committee review to take place at December meeting in Boulder.
Prospective grant applications currently in the works include:
o Seed Grant – 3rd Year
o Marketing Plan
o Sign and Interpretive Wayside Design and Implementation
o Escalante Heritage Center/Last Wagon Museum
Discussion ensued about last year’s applications:
o Should small-scale individual projects submit…is it worth the effort?
o Could we do a blanket project for restroom facilities?
o Projects that were successful nationally were those that were more comprehensive.
o Encourage bringing together entities and submitting partnership-based grant.
o John to work on organizing groups around restroom facility provision.
Brian Bellew suggested applying for a low-watt radio station.
Quinn Griffin with the Escalante Heritage Center/Last Wagon Museum noted that would be
willing to put together a grant with other entities. Their group now has architectural conceptual
John asked everyone to try and brainstorm three funding-raising ideas. Allysia suggested that no one could
leave for lunch without providing them at the door on the pieces of paper passed around.
New Route Guides
Bruce passed out copies of the newest printing of the Route Guides in the new color. He also passed
around a copy of what a new Garfield County billboard looks like. It is NOT going up along HWY 12.
Next Meeting and Adjournment
Next meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in Boulder at Anasazi
State Park Museum.
Meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.