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Historic Commission Regular Meeting

Agenda
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

ASHLAND HISTORIC COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

September 7, 2011

 

Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room

 

CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING, 6:00 pm

 

Historic Commissioners Present:  Dale Shostrom, Terry Skibby, Keith Swink, Sam Whitford, Tom Giordano, Allison Renwick, Ally Phelps, Kerry Kencairn

Commission Members Absent:  Sam Whitford

Council Liaison: Michael Morris

High School Liaison: None Appointed
SOU Liaison: None Appointed
Staff Present: Planner: Derek Severson; Clerk: Billie Boswell

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Renwick moved to approve the August 3, 2011 minutes as presented and the motion was seconded by Mr. Swink and were approved unanimously.

 

PUBLIC FORUM:   None

 

COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:  None

 

NEW BUSINESS:  PreApp – 440 Normal Av, Temporary Relocation of Fire Station 2 – Mike Morrison, Jr. explained that the City wanted to enlarge the door on the Ashland Cemetery office/workspace to accommodate the Fire Department’s ambulance while Fire Station 2 is being remodeled.  Mr. Skibby confirmed that the building is listed on the National Historic Register. Chairman Shostrom felt the larger door threw the proportions of the building off.  Ms. Phelps asked how long the construction would take and if the original design could be restored.  Mr. Morrison estimated about 18 months but said a restoration would not be cost effective.  He pointed out that the City would be able to utilize the building for some of their larger equipment and would be able to eliminate at least one other out-building.  Several Commissioners suggested using flat panels and matching the color of the building to minimize the look of the larger door.  There was consensus that the benefit was practical and would not substantially affect the integrity of the 1940’s to 1950’s building.

 

DISCUSSION:  Band Shell color – Mike Morrison, Jr. said the Parks Department wanted to paint the Band Shell and preferred a color other than the current pink color.  Previous color chips show it painted a yellow and before that a white color.  Consensus of the Parks Commission and Ashland City Band was for a mint green color.  The majority of the Historic Commissioners wanted an earth-tone color such as the pale manila color on Walker Elementary School.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:  None

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:   

A.  Historic District Design Standards Revision Project – Derek Severson and Todd Scott.  Mr. Scott reviewed with the Commissioners the latest draft detailing the revisions made such as referencing the changes made to conform to the Secretary of Interior standards.  The Commissioners suggested that in section 4B #9, the reference to wood shingles be removed.  Also the Commissioners agreed to a statement being added that the Downtown District standards would prevail if they conflict with the Historic Development standards.  The Commissioners like the shaded areas in the pictured standards. It was suggested that in the section on garage placement that the curb reference should be the same showing the garage behind the house preferably accessed from the side or alley or a driveway to the back if possible.

The five Historic Building Briefs were reviewed as follows:

 

Brief No. 1 – Remove the second picture in order to reduce the size to one 2-sided sheet. 

Brief No. 3 – Eliminate the wood shingles as an option on roofing since it is incompatible with Firewise standards in Ashland. 

Brief No. 4 Add a 2nd-story sample; change picture on second page to be clearer.

Brief No. 5 – Show pictures of garage doors that include sectional, automated doors.

 

Mr. Severson said the Planning Director would decide when the final draft would go the Council meeting for approval.

 

B.  Review Board Schedule

 

September 8th   

Terry, Keith

September 15th    

Terry, Dale, Kerry

September 22nd    

Terry, Sam, Ally

September 29th    

Terry, Tom, Allison

October 6th    

Terry, Keith               

 

 

C.  Project Assignments for Planning Actions

BD-2007-01764

160 Helman (Batzer-Comm Bldgs) {Recession Extension approved)}

Shostrom/Giordano

PA-2007-01939

175 Lithia Wy (formerly 165 Lithia) Archerd & Dresner-Mixed Use Bldg – (Expired 7/25/10)

Renwick

 

BD-2011-00855

165 W Fork – New SFR on hillside (new owner-Suncrest Hms) (Modification submitted)

Swink/Shostrom

 

BD-2011-00436

426 A St (Sidney Brown) Mixed Use Bldg  (permit issued 5-18-11))

Giordano

 

PA-2009-00785

255 E Main (Ashland Elks) Balcony on rear (No permit yet; expired 8/27/10.)

Swink

 

PA-2010-00069

175 N Pioneer (Deli) Terrell   (no permit-code compliance letter written)

Shostrom

 

BD-2011-01029

400 Allison (Robin Biermann) New SFR  (Ready to issue)

Whitford/Renwick

 

BD-2011-00820

156 Seventh (Annie McIntyre)  (Issued 7-12-11)

Renwick

 

BD-2011-00368

928 C St (92 Eighth St) (Charter) ARU (issued 7-11-11))

Swink

 

BD-2011-01059

260 First St (Syken) house to retail sales (appealed-bldg permit issued 8-25-11)

Phelps

 

PA-2011-00244

485 A St (Hoxmeier) enclosed porch & food truck (no permit)

Giordano

 

BD-2011-01079

134 Terrace (Allman) New SFR (Applied – not issued)

Whitford

 

BD-2011-00621

89 Oak St (Amorotico) New façade on building (under construction)

Shostrom

 

BD-2011-00802

66 Scenic (Forsyth) Solar Variance  (issued 7-15-11)

Phelps

 

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Gun Club Site Visit – Mike Morrison said to give him at least a 2-week notice to arrange a tour of the Gun Club site, preferably on a Monday or Thursday late morning.

 

ADJOURNMENT

It was the unanimous decision of the Commission to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

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