As part of the deal for the completely undeveloped property, which sits on the westernmost edge of Centerville, UDOT agreed to sign over easements for nine drainage channels that run through both the city property and the nature preserve farther north.
Though not required by law, the council held a public hearing on the property sale just before the final agreement was approved.
"We had only one person who was with a Scout troop ask a couple of questions," said Blaine Lutz, Centerville's finance director and assistant city manager. "He was just curious where the property was."
The city council also discussed other business at the meeting, including approving a recent Planning Commission decision to change housing setback rules so that back yards end up smaller and side yards end up larger.
The city council also agreed to give Centerville's police department access to the State-wide Special Needs Registry. The completely volunteer registry is designed so that local emergency services know about specific residents who will need greater help in crisis situations.
John Pitt, the new director of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, also attended the council meeting to make a presentation about the chamber and its programs. Centerville, like most Davis Counti cities, is a municipal member of the chamber and has already paid their 2007 membership fee of $500.
"He just wanted the city to know what services are available," said Mayor Ronald Russell. "He mostly asked us for support in what they're doing."