ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
June 9, 2008
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
Commissioner Nagy said the date on the minutes should be May 14th, not the 15th.
MOTION: Commissioner Cook MOVED to approve the minutes with the date corrected to May 14, 2008. Vice Chair Zwiener seconded the motion. Motion carried 4:0.
Chair Baughman introduced Valerie Pullara, HPC candidate. Patrick Foley was not in attendance.
Vice Chair Zwiener & Commissioner Spoerl have been working with Scott Nelson at Steam Pump Ranch (SPR). Vice Chair Zwiener presented a written report on work at SPR assessing what was left behind by the Liebers. They met with Lt. Ed Schaefer and Amy Sloan of OVPD on 6/6/08 and discussed site security.
Mr. Nelson said the site security plan at one time entailed patrols and beefing up lighting of the site. OVPD has decided not to have their newly established bike patrol operate from the site, as it is important to retain the historic character. PD didn’t feel the site could be made secure enough for bike patrol. With regular patrols and implementation of lighting it should be secure. Bids on lighting received so far are $9800 and 2800. One more bid is still to come in.
Mr. Nelson stated based on his assessment and the consultant’s, with a structural engineer, the recommendation for stabilization and cleanup, should be well within the budget.
Vice Chair Zwiener didn’t think there was a lot of remaining material of historical value. Anything that may be of value is being assessed and stored. It is suggested the pump house be monitored by archaeologists.
Mr. Nelson said anything not historic but salvageable has been looked at by the Town’s procurement officer. What can be recycled will be: books to library, donations to Goodwill, etc. Tucson Metals will drop roll offs there and scrap metal will be loaded. They pay $120 per ton.
Vice Chair Zwiener also commented about an area near Carlos’ house which has been identified as a seating area and should be considered for preserving. The Lieber residence has a large safe in the north end of the building that will be removed. An antique jukebox was found and was removed and stored. Any wood encountered during reconstruction that has a historic appearance, should be saved and stored.
A copy of an email from Pat Spoerl was distributed. Mr. Eggerding, President of the Oro Valley Historical Society had suggested developing a joint study session with HPC. Chair Baughman will contact President Eggerding and try to have proposals at the next meeting to schedule a joint study session.
Mr. Nelson reported that CLG was approved by Town Council on 3/19. It was sent to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and nothing has been heard back yet. He will check to see if either of the grants need CLG status.
Vice Chair Zwiener thought since there has been a turn over of Commissioners, there be some reorganization of these items.
On June 25, 2008, there will be a training session for boards and commissions, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Hopi Room.
The remainder of these items had nothing to report.
Process Plan for Historic Designation
National Alliance of Historic Commission
Chair Baughman requested checking to see if HPC has joined the National Alliance of Historic Commissions.
Council Member Latas will check to see if the HPC Rules and Procedures are going to the Council soon.
Chair Baughman suggested waiting until next month to fill the Santa Cruz Heritage Alliance membership vacancy.
Mr. Nelson said the Steam Pump Ranch Master Plan final report is now on CD and will be posted on the Town’s website. CD’s can be burned for the HPC and SPR Task Force.
Vice Chair Zwiener will be attending the 6th Annual Arizona Statewide Historic Preservation Conference this week and will make a report at a future meeting.
- Elections for Chair and Vice Chair offices.
- Everything on current agenda should be carried over.
MOTION: Vice Chair Zwiener MOVED to adjourn the HPC meeting. Commissioner Nagy seconded the motion. Motion carried 4:0.
Chair Baughman stated that this is Commissioner Cook’s last meeting and thanked her for her services on HPC.
Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.