ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
May 1, 2017
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
|Eric Thomae, Chair |
Walter Ohlson, Vice Chair
Alison Crane, Commissioner
Dan Huff, Commissioner
Joseph Kane, Commissioner
Jenni Sunshine, Commissioner
Educational opportunities for Historic Preservation Commission members to attend
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae to approve minutes after correcting the spelling of a misspelled name
Ms. Elisa Hamblin, Long Range Principal Planner for the Town, explained that the General Plan is the highest level plan in the Town and from there ten sub-plans are created. She provided a planning division work plan draft and further described the role of the HPC's purpose in the work plan. Discussion ensued regarding the ability of HPC to implement, monitor, and oversee the Town's current and future cultural resources plan, under Parks & Recreation, as deemed by citizens.
The Commission reviewed and discussed the incentive items submitted by Commissioners. Chair Thomae suggested further discussion be tabled until the Commission is ready to provide the Town Council more information about the application fee and plaque fee for the historic designation process. A recommendation was made that Town staff reach out to SHIPPO to learn local incentives and other opportunities.
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Huff to have staff present the "City of Sedona Small Grant Program Requirements" to the Town for future consideration.
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Crane to ask Town Council to remove reimbursement processing fee for historic designation
Chair Thomae shared two stories about the Oro Valley Estates as it pertains to the beginning of the Oral History Project. Vice Chair Ohlson also shared a story. It was discussed that stories will be reviewed for the purpose of using as presentations in the Oral History Project.
Ms. Dellerman presented the events that took place at the Adobe workshop and shared photos. She further reported that Sunday the pit houses were burned. Ms. Dellerman reported that BASIS Charter School history class planted a tree as part of the planting plan at Steam Pump Ranch.
The Commissioners thanked Commissioner Crane for her service and presented her with a book.
Ms. Dellerman reported that preparations for the HPC Conference are in process and very successful. A breakfast will be held at Steam Pump Ranch on June 16 along with tours.
- discussion and possible action on approval and discussion of annual plan for HPC and format it with Planning Department
- discussion and possible action on a strategic plan regarding cultural resources about implementing and creating our own plan
- explore possible code changes and possible presentation about landmark code by Demion Clinco, CEO of Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation
- discussion and action on creating a recommendation to change Town code to include a Historic Landmark zoning overlay
- invite Michael Fassett, MD, Vice President of Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation to educate home owners on Gist and other midcentury homes
- review and revise the Sedona Grant Program
Next Historic Preservation Commission meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 5, 2017 to begin at 5:00 p.m.
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Sunshine to adjourn at 6:33 p.m.
Senior Office Specialist
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the special session of the Historic Preservation Commission of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 1st day of May 2017. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.