ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
January 7, 2013
Hopi Conference Room
11000 N La Canada Drive
Chair Guyer called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
|Ellen Guyer, Chair |
Dean Strandskov, Vice-Chair
Marilyn Lane, Commissioner
Ed Hannon, Commissioner
Ainsley Legner, Parks & Recreation Director
Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation Manager
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice-Chair Strandskov and seconded by Commissioner Lane to approve the December 3, 2012 minutes as written.
Chair Guyer discussed the issue of vacancies on the commission. She distributed a document that she created for the Commission's review to be posted in public areas. The Town does a media announcement to all local newspapers and it is posted on the Town website. Parks & Recreation Director Ainsley Legner added that one application was received and there will not be an interview process until more are received.
The group discussed ideas for gaining interest:
~ Advertising in the "Tipster".
~ Contacting past Community Academy attendees.
~ Sending a blast email through the University of Arizona.
~ Informing the Oro Valley Historical Society.
~ Informing former board/commission members.
Recreation Manager Lynanne Dellerman stated that Planning Division Manager David Williams had informed her of an ordinance relating to the original builder and the boxes of dead trees inside and outside the preserve. Pima County has jurisdiction over the boxes inside the preserve, but the builder is responsible for trees on the outside of the preserve and there will be follow-up to see if they can be removed.
Ms. Dellerman recalled that it was mentioned at the last meeting about Meritage Home Builders advertising the area as a park. She will provide the builder with the Implementation Plan.
Chair Guyer referred to areas of the Steam Pump Ranch Master Plan relating to use of the rooms. She asked the commission their vision for the Pusch Ranch house. Ms. Dellerman stated that Hank Zipf would like to donate bedroom furniture from the state museum to have on loan. Also, Bill Adler has offered to buy and donate historic period furniture. If there is already bedroom furniture available, Mr. Adler has offered to pay for transportation.
Chair Guyer called on Oro Valley Historical Society Member Lois Nagy from the audience. Ms. Nagy offered to provide a list of furniture that Mr. Zipf had donated to the State Museum. Commissioner Strandskov suggested determining the dollar value.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Lane and seconded by Vice-Chair Strandskov that the commission members proceed in acquiring appropriate furnishings for the Pusch Ranch House.
Ms. Dellerman suggested consideration of an office/meeting space in the house.
Ms. Dellerman stated that this presentation was made and the Town has accepted a $650 check from the group to be used toward the ranch.
Ms. Dellerman reported that the property will be open on the second Saturday of each month. This program will be 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It will include tours of the ranch house, picnics on the grounds and a speaker.
Settler's Day is April 13, 2013. Ms. Dellerman is seeking volunteers for the planning committee.
Ms. Legner reported that the Town has received the approved plan from Arizona Department of Transportation to modify the entry gate. Work will be completed prior to the April event. Staff continues to work on obtaining the brown signs on Oracle Road.
Chair Guyer discussed the challenge the commission faces by the downturn in membership. The work plan progress is in limbo as the commission awaits new members.
The following discussion ensued:
~ Accessing strengths and weaknesses of each member to determine training needed.
~ Reducing the task to the creation of the historic plan.
~ Holding more meetings.
~ Reach out to past Historic Preservation Plan commissioners.
~ Training pertaining to Work Plan Item #2: Create Historic Register.
Chair Guyer commented that work will continue in the next couple of months as new commissioners and a new staff member come on board. She added that the historic register training would be helpful.
Ms. Dellerman suggested revising the dates in the work plan because they are no longer applicable.
The next meeting will be on Monday, February 4, 2013.
~ Kelly Ranch will be a future agenda item, not necessarily discussed in February.
~ Sharing of commissioners interests and strengths.
Chair Guyer congratulated Ms. Legner on her retirement and thanked her for her work with the commission.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Hannon and seconded by Commissioner Lane to adjourn the meeting at 5:58 p.m.
Senior Office Specialist
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular session of the Historic Preservation Commission of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 7th day of January 2013. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.