ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
June 2, 2014
Hopi Conference Room
11000 N. La Canada
CALL TO ORDER AT OR AFTER 5:00 P.M.
Chair Guyer called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
|Ellen Guyer, Chair |
Dean Strandskov, Vice Chair
Ed Hannon, Commissioner
Connie Trail, Commissioner
Eric Thomae, Commissioner
||Marilyn Lane, Commissioner |
Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks & Recreation Director
Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation Manager
Greg Caton, Town Manager
Mike Zinkin, Town Councilmember
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Councilmember Zinkin discussed the following two issues:
1) At the last regular meeting, the Town Council discussed putting a cover over the steam pump. There was an amendment to the budget which keeps the $125,000 dedicated for the "steam pump", but it leaves the issue of a preservation method to the experts. There is a 60-day moratorium. Councilmember Zinkin requested two members from the Historic Preservation Commission and two members from the Oro Valley Historical Society meet to decide the best way to spend the $125,000. He requested that the group provide a consensus to the Town Council by September.
2) He distributed a summary Steam Pump Ranch Master Plan and encouraged the commission members to share their thoughts with the Town Council during their meeting on June 4, 2014.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Strandskov and seconded by Commissioner Thomae to approve the May 5, 2014 minutes as written.
Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan reported on the following:
- $125,000 was received in capital for the preservation of the pump house.
- $43,000 was received in operations and maintenance for Steam Pump Ranch.
- Councilmember Zinkin will provide a presentation at the Town Council meeting on June 4, 2014.
- Pima Animal Care Center will have pets for adoption at the Second Saturdays.
- Arizona Historic Preservation conference will be in June.
- Master Plan Update Ad Hoc Committee will begin work this summer.
Recreation Manager Lynanne Dellerman reported on the following:
- Oro Valley Historical Society found a video of the inside of the pump house and she will schedule an appointment to discuss this with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
- Art at the Ranch program began today.
- The Fall Festival at Steam Pump Ranch is scheduled for November 8, 2014.
Ms. Dellerman announced Archaeologist Henry Wallace will provide a tour of Honeybee Village and she provided date options. The commission members requested their tour be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 in the morning. Ms. Dellerman will also schedule a tour of historical places in Oro Valley for the commission.
Chair Guyer stated that the brochure is in final production.
Discussion followed regarding:
- An invitation to the public for the Honeybee Village and historic places tours.
- A speakers bureau.
- Aide with teacher's curriculum for history and culture.
- Staff will email Pusch granddaughter Barbara McIntyre's notes on Steam Pump Ranch to the commission.
Chair Guyer reported that the subcommittee has met again and work is in progress. She will attend a Certified Local Government training session at the Historic Preservation conference. The subcommittee will meet again on June 19, 2014.
Commissioner Trail reviewed the draft Annual Report that she and staff prepared. The document will be sent to the commission via email this summer.
Discussion ensued about the contents and posting of the Annual Report.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan received a request from SHPO regarding a grant opportunity due July 11, 2014. Commissioner Guyer reviewed the funding topics and a copy of the form was distributed to the commission.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan explained that it is a maximum of $10,000. An ad hoc committee will be established to do a programming and design update for Steam Pump Ranch. She suggested submitting a request to fund a draft updated design.
Commissioner Thomae commented that Corky Poster estimated $20,000 to have an expert review all structures at the Ranch, determine the levels of deterioration and provide a recommendation. Ms. Diaz-Trahan discussed the Tohono O'odham grant option.
Discussion ensued amongst the Commission and staff regarding the grant opportunities.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Hannon to request funds for the Certified Local Government program specifically earmarked to the assessment and prioritization of the contributing structures at Steam Pump Ranch.
Chair Guyer requested Commissioner Hannon and Commissioner Thomae meet with the Oro Valley Historical Society president and his designee to discuss the possibilities for use of the $125,000. Once their work is concluded, they are to report back to Chair Guyer and the suggestion will be sent to the commission.
Other future agenda items include:
- Educational outreach efforts
- Recruitment efforts
The Certified Local Government subcommittee will provide a report at the September meeting.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Hannon and seconded by Commissioner Thomae to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 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 2nd day of June, 2014. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.