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Spring Lane Sidewalk Project Dedicated to Former City Engineer

Jul 29, 2016 10:20AM ● By Carol Hendrycks

Dedicated to Clarence Kemp (former city engineer). Presented by Stephanie Carlson (city recorder), Randy Fitts (former city manager) and Paul Allred (community development director).

By Carol Hendrycks

Holladay, Utah - On June 16, Holladay officials broke ground on the sidewalk project for the south side of Spring Lane. The new improvements will result in a continuous sidewalk from 1300 East to Highland Drive and will vastly improve pedestrian safety, especially for school children walking to schools in this area of the community. It was a bittersweet event for those who attended because it marked the final day of employment for long-time city manager Randy Fitts, and the return of Clarence Kemp, former long-time city engineer, who has inoperable brain cancer. The sidewalk is a dream fulfilled for city officials, especially Kemp and Fitts, who envisioned the completion of this walk many years ago. 

Councilmember Pat Pignanelli, who also worked to see the walk completed in her district, praised the efforts of all those who helped make the sidewalk a reality, including city staff who worked with Spring Lane residents to clear obstacles and encourage their cooperation and support for the sidewalk. The sidewalk was dedicated to Kemp for his tireless dedication and who was particularly instrumental in getting essential funds for the sidewalk transferred from the state to the city. Work commenced immediately after the groundbreaking on property owned by Craig Larson, and is expected to be completed before the beginning of the school year later this summer. A plaque will be placed on each end of the walk to honor Kemp when it is completed.