Public Art Commission
August 20, 2004
Regular Meeting Minutes
51 Winburn Way 8:15 a.m.
Commissioners: Wilkerson, Todd (Chair), Bayard, Benson, Young, Longshore
Jackson (Council liaison)
Seltzer, (Staff Liaison)
Ann DiSalvo, Richard Moeshell
Minutes of the July 16 meeting were approved. Bayard motion, Young second.
Report on Council Meeting, August 17, 2004
Todd reported on the council meeting of August 17 and the PAC request for TOT funding. Todd explained that the request for funding was carried over to the next council meeting on September 7 and encouraged all commissioners to attend. Jackson suggested gathering additional letters of support. Bayard will send a letter to Friends of Public Art asking for letters of support as well as financial assistance.
Longshore reported on the gathering at Pilaf restaurant and was pleased that residents of Granite Street attended but was disappointed that other than Parks Commissioner Joanne Eggers, no other elected or appointed official attended and acknowledged that the rainstorm may have kept people away.
Bayard thanked the Lithia Artisans Guild for their $1000 contribution. Todd supports holding another event some time in the future.
Bayard explained that the RFP is finished except for a few attachments. It will be posted on the City's web site in both English and Spanish the last week in August.
Bayard also reported that Hatakai Tile offered to donate tiles for the overlook area. There was some discussion to clarify the expenses associated with the overlook project. Wilkerson and Bayard explained that the budget allows for $3,000 for the artist and $15,000 is estimated for materials and installation.
Todd asked Benson to chair the sub-committee for the McGee memorial. Benson agreed and Longshore volunteered to be on the committee.
New Commission Member
The Mayor will appoint a new Public Arts Commissioner at the council meeting on September 7. Jackson reviewed some of the applications that have been submitted. She will meet with the Mayor to discuss the various applicants.
Jackson County Cultural Trust Grant Application
Longshore motioned to apply for grant money from the JCCT and Bayarad seconded the motion. Benson offered to fill out the application with input from the committee.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.