Minutes Public Arts Commission
July 21, 2006
Those present: Bussell, Gay, Longshore, Markell, Rickbone, Diane Amarotico (Partks Commission)
Absent: Pugh, Wilkerson, Amarotico (Council liason)
Citizens present: Mark Luebbers
- Meeting called to order at 8:20am
- Minutes for the June meeting were approved. M/S Rickbone/Bussell
Subcommitte overviews and reports:
- Purdy Scultures – Diane Amarotico passed around photos of the Purdy sculptures. There is a push to find the proper locations for possible Purdy donations. If the sculpture is located outside – it needs to be protected. Inside locations may be more feasible. Diane will be contacting the Ashland library and Ashland Community Hospital to see if they could house the sculptures.
- Policies and Procedures – Gay passed out the revised Policies and Procedures. The only section missing in the draft is the “maintenance” section. A small group consisting of Gay, Longshore and Bruce Bayard (citizen) will review the draft and present a final copy at the next meeting.
- Master Planning – Rickbone and Bussell have drafted up a budget for how the master planning money will be spent. There was discussion about locations for “public study” sessions.
Some questions at hand:
· Where will study sessions (public meetings) be held?
· How many study sessions should there be?
· Can first Friday serve as a venue?
· Can other meetings like Rotary serve as a venue?
· Longshore will have SOU students do a study session as an in-class project
· What will happen at these sessions and how will data be collected?
(Start with introductions then break out into small groups for a brainstorm session. Finally, a formal questionnaire will be filled out towards the end of the public session)
· Will we use facilitators? How will they be utilized?
· Parks and Rec Trails Plan is a nice example of a finished product. It cost $3,750 (50 hours at $75 per hour) What exactly did this cost pay for? And who was it that made the finished product?
The committee will meet to discuss the final budget request for the City Council and will begine to address some of these other issues.
- JCCC – Rickbone and Markell have worked on the JCCC application. There are still a few things to clarify in the budget lines of the application. Otherwise there were no comments about the application.
- Commissioners began to brainstorm about the types of questions to ask citizens during the master planning process.
· The basic questions are:
1. What do you consider to be public art? – style and medium preferences
2. Where should public art be located?
3. How much do you value public art VS music, theater, etc.,
4. How should public art be funded?
Meeting Adjourned – 9:30am