ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
September 9, 2013
11000 N La Canada Drive
CALL TO ORDER AT OR AFTER 5:00 P.M.
|Dean Strandskov, Vice Chair |
Ed Hannon, Commissioner
Marilyn Lane, Commissioner
Eric Thomae, Commissioner
Connie Trail, Commissioner
||Ellen Guyer, Chair |
Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks & Recreation Director
Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation Manager
There were no speakers.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Lane and seconded by Commissioner Trail to approve the June 3, 2013 minutes as written.
Commissioner Thomae introduced himself. The commission members introduced themselves to Mr. Thomae.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reported on the items below.
- This summer, there was a historical archeology camp at Steam Pump Ranch.
- Farmer's Market will move to Steam Pump Ranch beginning the first week of October.
- Fall Festival is October 26, 2013.
- Second Saturday events.
- A construction shade structure is in progress at Steam Pump Ranch.
- The Tack House is being secured and the Oro Valley Historic Society will store donated items in the building.
- The Bond Advisory Committee has had no action since the last meeting. No changes have been made to the department's $4 million request.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reviewed the two documents which were handed out:
- Section 21.9 outlines the powers and duties of the Historic Preservation Commission as part of the general plan.
- Article 6-10 is the Historic Preservation Code. This is the guiding document for this commission, historic designation, planning and zoning, construction, etc.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan explained that this item is being reviewed because she attended the Historic Preservation Conference this year and attended a workshop which reviewed the roles of a historic preservation commission and she came to the conclusion that some actions and agenda items may not fit the roles. She referred to Article 6-10, Section 6-10-5 under Section F (Powers and Duties). The majority of the duties deal with design guidelines.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan recommended inviting the Town Attorney to attend the meeting in October to clarify from a legal standpoint. She stated that the handouts may be reviewed by the commission members in preparation for the next meeting.
Commissioner Hannon pointed out that when the commission was first established, it was part of the Planning and Zoning Department and the document has that role in mind, but since the commission was transferred to Parks and Recreation, it has gone a different direction.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan stated that Chair Guyer had three items she was interested in covering for the work plan but it may be best to hear the Town Attorney's feedback on the role of the commission first. The commissioners agreed and this item will be tabled.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan discussed holding shared meetings with the Historic Preservation Commission and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at the end of the year or in January.
- Commissioner Lane and Ms. Dellerman discussed their observations from the 2013 Historic Preservation Conference.
- Ms. Dellerman announced that there will be an Expo at Catalina State Park and the department will be involved.
- Town Attorney guest speaker.
- Highlights of Expo at Catalina State Park.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan announced that she will not attend the meeting in person, but will be present via conference call. Ms. Dellerman will not be in attendance.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Lane and seconded by Commissioner Hannon to adjourn the meeting at 5:57 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 9th day of September, 2013. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.