ORO VALLEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
March 15, 2010
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
Chairman Zwiener called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
|Daniel Zwiener, Chairman |
Lois Nagy, Vice-Chair
Bob Baughman, Commissioner
Ed Hannon, Commissioner
Sam McClung, Commissioner
Valerie Pullara, Commissioner
Open and closed with no comments.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Baughman and seconded by Commissioner McClung to approve the February 8, 2010, HPC minutes as amended.
Chairman Zwiener said the members that were recommended to Jerene Watson, Town Manager, were accepted, but amended. New members were added as follows: Bob Baughman, and Town Staff, Jose Rodriguez and Brian Garrity. The main focus of the project group will be to formulate a work plan for construction at the site.
Chairman Zwiener asked Scott Nelson, OV Special Projects Coordinator for an update on the archaeological work plan that was submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
Mr. Nelson said SHPO would prefer the Town not conduct any archaeological work on the pump house as it would have an adverse affect. There is no alternative to SHPO and the Town has to maintain a balancing act on how to proceed.
Mr. Nelson said the next meeting for the project group team is Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Matt Michels, OV Senior Planner, presented for review the Congressional Briefing booklet that Jerene Watson, Town Manager, took on her trip to Washington D.C.
Commissioner Baughman asked about getting an answer to the question he asked at the last meeting regarding conducting a meeting by telephone.
Mr. Michels stated there is no prohibition in having a meeting by phone, but as a body, the meeting needs to be available to the public with the recording secretary. Commissioner Baughman requested staff to ask the Town Attorney if it is legally possible to conduct a meeting by phone.
Vice Chair Nagy asked where the documents and photographs that were found in the Leiber house were being stored. Mr. Nelson said items are being stored at the Town Hall site.
Commissioner Baughman recommended the need for a Town’s Historian position to be placed on a future agenda.
Commissioner McClung said accurate restoration involves patience and time and Steam Pump Ranch (SPR) may take a long time.
Commissioner Pullara said the public needs to be educated and we need to put a work plan on the agenda.
Mr. Nelson excused himself at 5:50 p.m. due to previous commitment.
Chairman Zwiener said the subcommittee has made a lot of progress but work still needs to be done.
Mr. Bill Adler, OV resident, suggested they think about encroachment and how is it going to be regulated. We need to come up with language that is going to work so that the ordinance makes it clear to the property owner what is permitted.
Commissioner Pullara suggested the subcommittee and the other group meet.
Mr. Michels said the Town staff that is assigned to the draft will give the commission the level of direction they need.
Mr. Michels said there will be a joint meeting with the HPC commission and Town Council on April 14, 2010 to discuss recommendations on Phase II.
Chairman Zwiener said he was not comfortable entering a joint meeting on Phase II until Phase I has gone to Town Council.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Baughman and seconded by Commissioner Hannon to authorize Chairman Zwiener to work with Town staff to request that the Cultural Resources Inventory final report for Phase I be presented to Town Council before any discussions begin on Phase II.
with Sam McClung, Commissioner abstained.
Chairman Zwiener asked if any progress had been made on the CLG grant application.
Mr. Michels said no.
Chairman Zwiener said he would like to encourage staff to go forward with that as soon as possible.
Mr. Michels indicated that he would contact SHPO and proceed with the CLG grant application process.
Chairman Zwiener asked the commission to discuss moving forward with the Honey Bee Village master plan.
Commissioner Hannon said there is a master plan and understood funding has been an issue.
Commissioner Baughman said it belongs to the county and until the Town pays money owed and provides a qualified staff person to deal with this site, title change will not take place.
Chairman Zwiener said there were one or two field trips to the site granted by the Town that were unregulated, and until there are pathways and signage no one should go out there.
Commissioner McClung said in order to proceed with this site, we need to know what Pima County is requesting and where it stands as far as the budget is concerned.
Discussion took place regarding the updating of each commissioner’s notebooks.
Mr. Michels said Commissioner’s McClung, Pullara, and Baughman have been registered and accommodations have been made for the Flagstaff conference.
Commissioner McClung left the meeting at 7:04 p.m.
Vice Chair Nagy would like the proposed wildlife crossing across Oracle Road to be listed as a future agenda item since it may lie in a known archaeological area.
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Baughman and seconded by Commissioner Pullara to adjourn the HPC meeting at 7:09 p.m.