Public Art Commission
September 19, 2008
Commissioners: Markell, Bussell, Longshore, Wilkerson, Pugh, Seltzer (staff liaison), Hardesty (council liaison)
Dudley Wykoop, applicant to Public Art Commission
Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Minutes approved for August 15 meeting M/S Pugh/Longshore
Seltzer to draft letter for Markell re: PAC support of Glen Hill and the silk road project.
Update on Public Art/Sign code/Task Force
Seltzer reported the City Council reviewed the recommendation of the downtown task force and noted the council directed staff to develop a work plan and timeline for developing ordinance language that addresses the task force recommendations. Recommendations related to the sign code
Bussell briefed the PAC on the task force recommendation related to the allowance of 3D signs. PAC members commented that this is a step backwards and risks placement of 3D objects without any review process. The placement of public art requires a much more stringent review than signage.
The PAC agreed to draft a position paper on the topic and submit it to the Planning Commission and City Council and city staff stating their concerns and offer alternatives. Wilkerson and Bussell will write a first draft for PAC review.
Update on proposed Public Art ordinance
Seltzer reported the public art ordinance will go to the council for their meeting on Tuesday, October 7. The draft ordinance will be sent to the council on Tuesday, September 23 and Seltzer will ensure PAC receives copies. PAC members will review the ordinance and email to Seltzer comments. Seltzer will compile comments for review by the full PAC at a meeting on Monday, September 29 at 8:15.
Seltzer reminded the members the ordinance was drafted at the request of the Council when approving the public art master plan. The ordinance details the steps for the acquisition of public art, commissioned and donated. It also includes reference to the funding mechanisms approved by council in April.
Due to time constraints agenda items relating to the JCCC grant and Calle RFP were not discussed. These items will be on the October agenda.
Next meeting, September 29, 8:15 a.m.
Meeting adjourned: 9:45