ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
November 5, 2018
HOPI CONFERENCE ROOM
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
CALL TO ORDER
Chair Thomae called the meeting to order at 5:04 pm.
|Eric Thomae, Chair |
Gail Munden, Commissioner
Tim Bohen, Commissioner
Michael Wilson, Commissioner
||Dan Biel, Commissioner |
||Dan Huff, Vice Chair |
STAFF PRESENT: Lynanne Dellerman, Recreation & Cultural Resources Manager
Tobin Sidles, Town Attorney
Educational opportunities for Historic Preservation Commission members to attend
Ms. Dellerman reminded the Commissioners of the exciting events taking place in the coming months as well as tours of the Pusch House. She described other activities for both kids and families at the Ranch. Saturday, November 10, 2018, a Historical Society potluck will take place along with a presentation by Jim Williams. All proceeds will benefit the Historical Society.
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Munden to accept the October 1, 2018 minutes
Roxie Johnson, President of the Historical Society, reminded the Commissioners of tours at the Pusch House. She said a holiday sale will be held this weekend, November 10, 2018. Ms. Dellerman informed the Commissioners of the Historical Society's new website.
Chair Thomae asked new Commissioner Mike Wilson to provide a history about his interests and his background. Chair Wilson said that he has previously worked with Ms. Dellerman and served on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. Ms. Dellerman indicated that Commissioner Wilson's knowledge of the Oro Valley Country Club will be beneficial to the Historic Preservation Commission. Commissioner Wilson declared that he is very interested in working again with the Town.
Commissioner Bohen completed the annual report. He provided Ms. Dellerman a copy. It will be reviewed at the December meeting for approval.
Roxy Johnson, President of the Historic Society described the tour process that includes a scripted narration of the Pusch House. With reservations a complete tour of the Ranch can be provided. Staff are also available to offer tours of the heritage gardens and the hen house. Commissioners asked questions for clarification. Ms. Johnson clarified that some buildings are not accessable but can be viewed through the windows and receive information from signage.
Ms. Dellerman explained to the Commission that parties interested in tours on dates other than second Saturdays, must contact the Town, then the Historical Society typically takes the lead on organizing the tour. The Society then gathers the volunteers and prepares for the tours.
Ms. Dellerman reported on the final wording of the essay questions. The schools have been provided with the questions.
Commissioner Bohen explained some of the Marana websites that he investigated. Commissioners reviewed on line some of the sites he provided. Ms. Dellerman reported that she is providing the Town's marketing group an update of the HPC status. Chair Thomae described his findings on the Scottsdale history website, including a flow chart, how they handle exterior modifications, and their involvement in their own history. Commissioners asked questions regarding certificate of appropriateness. Commissioner Munden described Cave Creek's historical information which is quite limited
Ms. Dellerman described the photos as presented on the power point, of Steam Pump ranch successes.
Ms. Dellerman informed the Commissioners that she met with the Deputy Director, Matt Jankowski and explained to him items at the ranch that need to be addressed. He offered support. She also indicated that an intern is interested in assisting with work on the HPC. Ms. Dellerman reported that she will be attending a National Historic Conference. She also reported many of the past events that took place at the Ranch and were well recieved by the public. Chair Thomae praised Ms. Dellerman on her efforts and success. She also reported on upcoming events at the Ranch and offered to provide email announcements.
Ms. Dellerman explained each of the photos.
Chair Thomae made a motion to include items below on the future agenda
1. discuss possible remedies for the detioration at Carlos's house
2. discuss how money made at the ranch stays at the ranch
3. discuss and possible action about the 13 registry applications
MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Thomae and seconded by Commissioner Bohen to adjourn the meeting at 6:28 pm