ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
May 4, 2015
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
CALL TO ORDER AT OR AFTER 5:00 P.M.
Chair Guyer called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m.
|Ellen Guyer, Chair |
Marilyn Lane, Vice Chair
Dan Huff, Commissioner
Dean Strandskov, Commissioner
Jenni Sunshine, Commissioner
Eric Thomae, Commissioner
Connie Trail, Commissioner
STAFF PRESENT: Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks & Recreation Director
Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation & Cultural Resources Manager
CALL TO AUDIENCE
Oro Valley Resident Bill Adler
requested the agendas include the name of the person leading each item and parameters of what the discussion includes.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Trail and seconded by Commissioner Thomae to approve the April 6, 2015 minutes as written.
Chair Guyer welcomed new commissioner, Dan Huff and discussed his background.
The group divided the code into sections and the following commissioners reviewed each of their sections and discussed with the group:
- Commissioner Trail reviewed Section 6-10-1: Purpose, Mission and Objectives
- Chair Guyer reviewed Section 6-10-5: Historic Preservation Commission
- Commissioner Sunshine reviewed Section 6-10-6: Incentives and Section 6-10-7: Historic Landmark Designation Process
- Commissioner Thomae reviewed Section 6-10-8: Historic District Designation
- Commissioner Lane reviewed Section 6-10-9: Certificate of Appropriateness
Ms. Diaz-Trahan explained the Town established an ADHOC committee to develop a plan for safe access and traffic circulation on the property, while staying true to the original components of the plan. Work started in September and concluded in March. She discussed the legend and reviewed each section of the property.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Lane and seconded by Commissioner Strandskov to approve the Steam Pump Ranch Full Build-Out Phase Turnaround at Pump Building Circulation Alternative Plan.
Chair Guyer asked the Commission to provide a recommendation on the preferred number of pit houses at Steam Pump Ranch. The commissioners discussed their preferences and concerns about the pit houses. Ms. Dellerman confirmed there would only be two pit houses on the property at one time, after one is burnt.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Trail approve pit houses on this property not to exceed three (3) at any given time.
carried, 4-3 with Vice Chair Lane, Commissioner Strandskov, and Commissioner Sunshine opposed
Vice Chair Lane said Ms. Dellerman is posting the essays written about the Pusch Ranch at the ranch house.
Commissioner Trail is working with Multimodal Planner Nancy Ellis on this item. They have endorsement letters and are exploring several grants.
Commissioner Thomae said he continues work on this item.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan announced the Town received notice the Tohono O'odam grant is open again and staff is working on submittal ideas.
Commissioner Sunshine spoke to someone regarding Forest Lodge and there is a partnership opportunity to provide a presentation to elementary and high school students. It is a residence but tours from outside may be permitted.
Commissioner Thomae will research the McAdams House and try to contact someone at that location. He will provide information at the next meeting.
Ms. Dellerman provided educational opportunities for the commissioners.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reported the capital improvement budget recommendation is $425,000 new dollars for Steam Pump Ranch. The order of priority is stabilization, grading, landscaping and irrigation installation. Funds will also address ingress and egress opportunities. Remaining funds will be used to for design work for the Procter Leiber house.
- Revise plan for writing contest
- Work Plan for upcoming year
- Annual Report
- Presentation by Oro Valley Historical Society regarding inventory
- Arizona Historic Preservation Conference Review
- Your Voice, Our Future presentation
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Lane and seconded by Commissioner Trail adjourn the meeting at 7:09 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 4th day of May, 2015. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.