ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
June 1, 2015
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
|Ellen Guyer, Chair |
Marilyn Lane, Vice Chair
Dan Huff, Commissioner
Dean Strandskov, Commissioner
Jenni Sunshine, Commissioner
Eric Thomae, Commissioner
Connie Trail, Commissioner
Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks & Recreation Director
Tobin Sidles, Director of Legal Services
Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation & Cultural Resources Manager
Nora Campbell, Planner
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MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Trail and seconded by Commissioner Thomae to approve the minutes as written.
Planner Nora Campbell presented the Your Voice, Our Future project. She discussed the current phase of the project and the goal of obtaining board and commission feedback. Chair Guyer requested the commissioners send their comments to Recreation & Cultural Resources Manager Lynanne Dellerman. Commissioner comments are due by July 31 to the staff liaison.
Chair Guyer discussed agenda items for the upcoming year:
1) Property markers
2) Historic Preservation Plan review
3) Rock Art, Ranch and Residence: Cultural Resources in Oro Valley review
4) Meaning and process for designation of historic districts
5) Guest speakers/consultants (architecture, oral histories)
6) The absence of a historic preservation officer
7) Update on Steam Pump Ranch
8) How do we oversee any relevant project?
Commissioner Trail said she wrote the decisions made section through April (from the official minutes). Once the June minutes are approved, the document will be completed.
Commissioner Lane and Commissioner Sunshine attended the conference and each discussed the educational sessions they attended. Ms. Dellerman discussed her experience at the conference.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reported the Town applied for a grant and hopefully additional staff may attend next year.
- Vice Chair Lane wrote improvements for the 2015-16 writing contest.
- Commissioner Thomae suggested the teachers submit their top 5 or 10.
- Commissioner Lane discussed obtaining the standard for criteria.
- Commissioner Sunshine suggested including charter schools and home schools.
- Ms. Diaz-Trahan suggested having the presentation in the spring.
Commissioner Trail communicated with Multimodal Planner Nancy Ellis regarding the grant. They have not heard anything yet but she will keep everyone posted. The Speaker's Bureau will have many moving parts and more volunteers will be needed.
Commissioner Thomae continues to monitor this item.
Commissioner Sunshine suggested inviting owners of historic homes to Historic Preservation Commission meetings to be honored. She plans to reach out to additional property owners in the fall.
Commissioner Thomae plans to take more photos of buildings at Steam Pump Ranch and present them as a future assignment.
Oro Valley resident Bill Adler
- Suggested involvement in the next two fiscal year budgets because they include funds for Steam Pump Ranch capital improvement projects.
- Advised finding information regarding historic properties to display in the Oro Valley Historical Society display cases at the Oro Valley Library.
- Recommended an increase collaboration with the Oro Valley Historical Society.
Ms. Dellerman reported on the following:
- Archaeology summer camp for adults.
- Lecture with archaeology and history club on June 15, 2015.
The Pima County bond package will be presented to the voters in November. Town of Oro Valley's requests include: $2 million for Steam Pump Ranch historic core/building improvements, $500,000 for Honeybee archeological site, $15 million for the business accelerator, $10 million for Naranja Park and $3 million for James D. Kriegh Park.
- Steam Pump Ranch (Informational only)
- Report on houses at Steam Pump Ranch
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, not Monday.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Sunshine adjourned the meeting at 6:48 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 1st day of June, 2015. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.