ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
October 1, 2018
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
Chair Thomae called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m.
|Eric Thomae, Chair |
Dan Huff, Vice Chair
Tim Bohen, Commissioner
Dan Biel, Commissioner
Gail Munden, Commissioner
STAFF PRESENT: Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation &
Cultural Resources Manager
Tobin Sidles, Town Attorney
Steve Solomon, Council Member Liaison
Ms. Dellerman updated the Commissioners on upcoming events and shared a few details of the educational items.
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Bohen approve the September 4, 2018 Minutes as writtten
Roxy Johnson, President of the Historic Society informed the Commission of their brand new website, she thanked Ms. Dellerman for volunteering possibilities, and she described the fund raising opportunity through the drawing of a vehicle donation by Jim Click.
Chair Thomae suggested we introduce Commissioner Wilson when he attends the next meeting. Ms. Dellerman said he was a professional golfer, currently sells real estate at Oro Valley Country Club, and has served on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.
Vice Chair Huff indicated that the Commission mostly needs to have the documents and information assembled to meet the annual requirements. Commissioner Bohen agreed to take the task.
Commissioner Huff described the essay process. He listed a few potential topics including the history of cattle ranching, musical influence, Hohokam Art Legacy, and a history of producing professional athletes that are from Oro Valley. The Commission discussed the basis for including the sports aspect in the contest as a means of interesting students. The Commissioners agreed that creating specific questions can better assist opening the minds of young children. The Commissioners decided to just include three questions related to; cattle ranching, Hohokam Art Legacy, and a history of producing professional athletes that are from Oro Valley.
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Bohen have three essay subjects relating to history of cattle ranching, Oro Valley and Amphi High School athletes, and Hohokam art specifically directed to petroglyphs.
Chair Thomae and other Commissioners discussed links of other Communities as presented. The Commission reviewed the Town of Marana's site and historic Scottsdale. Commissioner Thomae agreed to review Scottsdale and Lake Havasu, Commissioner Biel agreed to review Prescott, Commissioner Bohen agreed to look at Marana and more sites. Commissioner Munden took the task of reviewing Carefree. It was agreed that the Commissioners will provide Mollie two or three items and possibly links of their findings for the next meeting.
Chair Thomae suggested the photos be tabled until all photos are assembled.
Ms. Dellerman reported on several upcoming fall events presented by Parks & Recreation. She also described events at the Ranch, including two weddings, hay rides, Second Saturdays, a bicycle swap meet, the Monster Mash event for older kids, Fall Break Camp, and other events. Home school educators scheduled two field trips. Ms. Dellerman further discussed a guest speaker coming to the Historic Society.
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Vice Chair Huff to place on future agenda the following items:
1. understanding who and how to identify the best people to give tours of OV and SPR
2. getting the community interested in events and festivals related to music
3. setting aside time for discussion of a new Chair person
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae to adjourn at 6:00 pm