PRESENT: Dan Huff, Commissioner
Eric Thomae, Commissioner
Marilyn Lane, Chair
Jenni Sunshine, Vice Chair
Commissioner Huff attended via telephone.
Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks & Recreation Director
Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation & Cultural Services Manager
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Sunshine and seconded by Commissioner Thomae to approve the December 7, 2015 minutes as presented.MOTION carried, 4-0
Vice Chair Sunshine reviewed the research she and Commissioner Thomae found regarding the process in other communities. She discussed:
- Historic sign types
- Oro Valley code on types and materials
- Existing signage at Steam Pump Ranch
- Examples of other signage
- Parks Service guidelines
- Marker examples
- Interpretive signs
- Forest Service guidebook
Commissioner Thomae discussed creating a historic marker program.
Parks & Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan suggested developing criteria and a process for approval. She offered to send Vice Chair Sunshine and Commissioner Thomae contact information for the appropriate staff member to work with on this process. They will provide a draft for the Commission to review.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Sunshine and seconded by Commissioner Thomae that the Historic Preservation Commission recommend Oro Valley have a unified historic sign project.MOTION carried, 4-0
Ms. Diaz-Trahan said this is the first draft of the document and it includes updates from staff. The Commission may add updates and review in a future meeting.
Chair Lane said it is important to decide which goals should be accomplished by the end of the fiscal year. One goal should be to determine ideas to honor Oro Valley resident Bill Adler and suggest those ideas to Town Council. The Commissioners discussed goals such as to preserve and monitor Steam Pump Ranch, signage, collaborate with the Oro Valley Historical Society and have a presentation on the inventory.
The Commission requested a site tour of Steam Pump Ranch.
The Commission and staff reviewed future goals, including the following:
- Historic sign program
- Process to identify and record significant historic buildings
- Historic Preservation Rules
- Input on matters presented to the Town Council which impact historical sites
REPORT OF CURRENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEMBERS TO ATTEND (DISCUSSION MUST BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION.)
The commission discussed upcoming educational opportunities.
REPORT AND DISCUSSION OF COMMISSION MEMBER ASSIGNMENTS
HISTORIC PRESERVATION OUTREACH EFFORTS REGARDING AN UPDATE ON THE WRITING CONTEST (VICE CHAIR LANE)
Chair Lane explained the language changes for the 2016 Historical Expository Writing Contest document. A subcommittee will be created to include two commissioners and one member of the Oro Valley Historical Society to evaluate the essays.
FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS (DISCUSSION MUST BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION.)
REPORT OF STEAM PUMP RANCH IMPROVEMENTS (DISCUSSION MUST BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION.)
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reported on the following:
- Durazzo Construction is working on the site this month.
- The Master Planting Plan is in review with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office.
- The Development and Infrastructure Services Department design team is working on the roadway design.
DEPARTMENT REPORT (DISCUSSION MUST BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION.)
- Budget process has begun
- Receipt of two applications for vacancies on the commission
- Programs and events
- Historic Preservation conference registration and presentation on the Pump House cover
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MAY BRING FORTH GENERAL TOPICS FOR FUTURE MEETING AGENDAS. DISCUSSION MUST BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATION.)
SCHEDULING NEXT HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING TENTATIVELY FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016 TO BEGIN AT 5:00 P.M. - DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Thomae and seconded by Vice Chair Sunshine
to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.MOTION carried, 4-0Prepared by:
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 January, 2016. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.