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Historic Commission Regular Meeting

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Meeting Minutes

August 8, 2012

Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
Historic Commissioners Present:  Kerry Kencairn, Keith Swink, Sam Whitford, Allison Renwick, Terry Skibby
Commission Members Absent:  Dale Shostrom (e), Tom Giordano (e), Ally Phelps (e), Victoria Law (e)
Council Liaison: Greg Lemhouse, absent
High School Liaison: None Appointed
SOU Liaison: None Appointed
Staff Present: Planner: Michael Piña; Clerk:  Billie Boswell
Since Chairman Shostrom was absent, Vice-Chair Skibby led the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The minutes of the June 6, 2012 Historic Commission meeting were reviewed.  Mr. Whitford made a motion to approve them.  Mr. Swink seconded the motion and the motion was approved unanimously.

The minutes of the July 3, 2012 Historic Commission meeting were reviewed.  Mr. Whitford made a motion to approve them.  Mr. Swink seconded the motion and the motion was approved unanimously.

PUBLIC FORUM:   No one in the audience wished to speak.
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2012-01026                                                        
APPLICANT:  Jim and Cheryl Levie
DESCRIPTION: A request for a Site Review approval to convert the southern portion of an 850 square foot accessory structure in the rear yard, into a 450 square foot accessory residential unit with a 400 square foot attached garage located at 145 Alida Street.
Mr. Levie explained they have already built the accessory structure and the garage with the intention of applying for the CUP and turning it into an Accessory Residential Unit.  There were no questions and no one in the audience wishing to speak.  The public hearing was closed.  Mr. Whitford shared that he had seen the unit and it was very well done.  Mr. Whitford made a motion to recommend approval of the project as presented.  Mr. Swink seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2012-01039                                                        
APPLICANT:  Dick McKinney and Diane Sly
DESCRIPTION:  A request for a Site Review approval to construct a 400 square foot Accessory Residential Unit in the rear yard of their home at 117 Eighth Street
Ms. Kencairn stated that her company had done the landscape plan but felt she would be able to review the project without bias. The applicants and the other Commissioners had no concerns.  Mr. Skibby stated he had spoken to the property owner when he went out to take pictures but did not discuss the project.
Michael McKee, the architect, passed out some additional views of the proposed unit showing siding and trim detail and colors.  He said that a possible concern of the Historic Commission may be the standing seam metal roof proposed, however he explained the property owners chose the material because it would match the existing buildings on the property.  Ms. Renwick stated she was concerned that approving the metal roof would set precedence for using non-historic materials. Mr. Skibby suggested they recommend changing it but not require it.  Mr. Whitford felt because the structures are barely visible from the right-of-way, it would be preferable to have all the buildings in the compound compatible. 
Mr. Whitford made a motion to recommend approval of the project as presented. Although the Historic Commission does not approve of a standing seam roof as a historically compatible material, they felt in this case it would be appropriate to conform to the existing structures.  Ms. Renwick seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
A.  Review Board Schedule

August 9th Terry, Keith, Sam
August 16th      Terry, Kerry, Dale
August 23rd     Terry, Allison, Ally
August 30th     Terry, Victoria, Sam
September 6th      Terry, Kerry              
B.  Project Assignments for Planning Actions

BD-2011-00436 426 A St (Sidney Brown) Mixed Use Bldg  (permit issued 5-18-11)) Giordano
BD-2011-01029 400 Allison (Robin Biermann) New SFR  (Issued 4-5-12) Whitford/Renwick
BD-2011-01079 134 Terrace (Allman) New SFR (issued 2-17-12) Whitford
BD-2011-00621 89 Oak St (Amorotico) New façade on building (under construction) Shostrom
PA-2012-00434 843 B St (Holzshu) ARU Renwick
PA-2012-00440 27 N Main (McKechnie) Comm Site Review Shostrom
PA-2012-01039 117 Eighth St (McKinney) New ARU Renwick
DISCUSSION ITEMS:  Due to the absence of several Commissioners, Barbara Christianson cancelled her presentation on Ethics and Public Meetings.  It will be rescheduled for September 5, 2012.
Enders Memorial Shelter – Mr. Piña shared with the Commissioners that the Parks Department would be stabilizing the shelter by adding a new foundation system.  He said the building permit would be reviewed by the Historic Review Board when it is submitted to the Building Department.
Mr. Skibby asked about the status of the Vine Hotel project.  Mr. Piña said it was approved by the Planning Commission and the findings would be signed at the August 14, 2012 meeting.
Ms. Renwick disclosed that she met with City Council candidate, Regina Ayers, at Ms. Ayers’ request, to discuss some of the issues of the Historic Commission.

  1. Memorial Donations – For the Bill Emerson Memorial Bench in Lithia Park
Mr. Skibby explained that memorial donations were being requested for the Bill Emerson Memorial Bench to be located in Lithia Park. 
Ms. Kencairn made a motion to approve $100 be donated from the Historic Commission budget subject to approval of the Planning Director.  Mr. Swink seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
It was the unanimous decision of the Commission to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

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