ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
April 7, 2014
Hopi Conference Room
11000 N La Canada Dr
Chair Guyer called the meeting to order at 5 p.m.
|Ellen Guyer, Chair |
Dean Strandskov, Vice Chair
Marilyn Lane, Commissioner
Connie Trail, Commissioner
Eric Thomae, Commissioner
||Ed Hannon, Commissioner |
ALSO PRESENT: Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks & Recreation Director
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Vice Chair Strandskov to approve the minutes as written.
Parks & Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan reported on the following:
- Second Saturdays
- Honey Bee Preserve clean-up project
- FY 2013/2014 Funding for amenities at Steam Pump Ranch includes an entry sign which will be installed prior to the Town's 40th Anniversary celebration.
- Capital requests for FY 2014/15 include a ramada over the Pump House and funding for brochures from the general fund.
- A grant request for amenities (educational kiosks and a replica) at Steam Pump Ranch
- The Town's 40th Anniversary celebration
- Art Camp at Steam Pump Ranch
Ms. Diaz-Trahan distributed a Frequently Asked Questions sheet for the National Register of Historic Places program.
Senior Planner Elisa Hamblin gave an overview of Item #3. She explained that a representative and alternate from this commission are needed for the Environment Committee.
Commissioner Thomae offered to be the alternate on the Environment Committee in addition to working on the Community Committee. Commissioner Lane stated that she will apply as an individual for the Community Committee.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Lane and seconded by Commissioner Trail to elect Chair Guyer as the formal representative on the environmental commission and Commissioner Thomae as the alternate.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reviewed her revisions to the document. The commission reviewed Part 5: Undeveloped Areas of the Town, since it was the new update in the document.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Lane and seconded by Vice Chair Strandskov to accept the final draft Oro Valley Cultural Heritage Preservation Plan as presented, as the new guide for implementation.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan stated that the Legal department will assist with assigning credit in the first two (2) pages of the document.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reported that there is no requirement to have a single document regarding history. The existing document on file (covering two years) records the Town's fight for incorporation. She explained that the commission can choose to work on expanding the existing historical document or choose a different kind of document, such as an annual report.
Commissioner Thomae discussed the need to meet Certified Local Government requirements in order to get grants. He offered to work with Chair Guyer to determine requirements and how to maintain the standards for certification. Chair Guyer and Commissioner Thomae will work together on this item.
Chair Guyer suggested having a commissioner named as the liaison to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for items relating to historic preservation. She also recommended holding a joint study session with the Oro Valley Historical Society annually to report on plans for the upcoming year. She suggested that the joint study session first occur in October and future joint study sessions occur in the spring.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Vice Chair Strandskov that Commissioner Trail become the liaison to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Lane to have Chair Guyer contact the Oro Valley Historical Society chairperson and move forward with scheduling a joint study session.
Chair Guyer stated that the commissioners will attend the Town's 40th Anniversary celebration on April 26 and provide brochures and recruit additional members.
- Tour of historic places and sites
- Certified Local Governments (June)
- Final comments on Oro Valley Cultural Heritage Preservation Plan
- Steam Pump Ranch update
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Trail to adjourn the meeting at 6:24 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 April, 2014. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.