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Historic Commission Regular Meeting

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Meeting Minutes
 June 5, 2013
Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
Historic Commissioners Present:  Dale Shostrom, Keith Swink, Sam Whitford, Allison Renwick, Victoria Law, Tom Giordano, Terry Skibby, Kerry Kencairn
Commission Members Absent: Kerry Kencairn, Ally Phelps
Council Liaison: Greg Lemhouse
High School Liaison: None Appointed
SOU Liaison: None Appointed
Staff Present: Staff Liaison: Amy Gunter; Clerk:  Billie Boswell

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Keith Swink made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2013 meeting.  Keith Swink seconded the motion.  Ms. Renwick pointed out the Review Board schedule had incorrect dates.  The minutes were approved unanimously as amended.

 PUBLIC FORUM:  Allan Sandler described a new commercial building he is proposing to build on the Calle Guanajuato.  The Commissioners liked the concept but needed more specific design details in order to give meaningful feedback.

COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:  Greg Lemhouse-absent
PLANNING ACTION:        2013-00664                                         
SUBJECT PROPERTY:    212 E. Main Street
APPLICANT:       Crown Castle / Sprint
DESCRIPTION:   A request for Site Review approval for the replacement of three existing antennas with three new antennas, and the addition of two new cabinets to the existing platform on the roof of the Ashland Springs Hotel for the property located at 212 East Main Street. The proposal is to upgrade the existing wireless communication facilities to include 4G wireless technology. The total number of antennas is not proposed to increase, and the antennas will continue to be completely camouflaged within the building and parapet. 
Chairman Shostrom asked if there were any ex-parte contact or conflict of interest.  Mr. Skibby disclosed that he chatted briefly before the meeting with the applicant but could remain unbiased in considering the project.  Noah Grodzin, representing the applicant explained that none of the new equipment would be visible or increase the existing exterior of the building. It would all be behind permeable finishes matching the existing finishes so there is no change in what you see.
Mr. Whitford made a motion to recommend approval as presented.  Ms. Renwick seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
A.       Brochures Subcommittee Report – The graphic artist chosen backed out of the project so they are going with the second graphic artist of Creative Marketing & Design. Ms. Renwick said they need to gather before and after pictures of historic homes that had been renovated to feature in the brochure. She asked if Mr. Skibby or anyone else could locate some.  They would be scheduling a sub-committee meeting with the new graphic artist to go over the initial plan.
B.       Historic Markers Subcommittee Report:  The sub-committee members went on a walking tour of each site. One suggestion was “arty” bike racks with the marker incorporated into the design.  Ms. Renwick received good response from the Council presentation and positive feedback from several Arts Commissioners.  No formal response was received. Staff will be working on money sources available.
A.       Election of New Historic Commission Officers:  It was decided to table this discussion until the July meeting.

B.       Review Board Schedule
June 6th Terry, Keith
June 13th Terry, Allison, Dale
June 20th Terry, Tom, Kerry
June 27th Terry, Sam, Allison
July 3rd (closed on the 4th) Terry, Kerry, Ally
C.      Project Assignments for Planning Actions: No new Projects.

BD-2011-01029 400 Allison (Robin Biermann) New SFR  (under construction) Whitford/Renwick
BD-2011-01079 134 Terrace (Allman) New SFR (under construction) Whitford
BD-2011-00621 89 Oak St (Amorotico) New façade on building (under construction) Shostrom
BD-2012-01330 117 Eighth St (McKinney) New ARU  (under construction) Renwick
BD-2013-00256 175 Lithia Wy (First Place Partners)  3-story mixed use building (in review) Giordano
PA-2012-01737 111 Coolidge (Wallace) 4 Accessory Units Shostrom
BD-2013-00093 108 Second (Dudley Rood) CUP and Solar Waiver for 2nd story unit (in review) Shostrom
BD-2013-00378 245 Van Ness (Nate Witemburg & Brint Borgilt) Addition Kencairn
BD-2013-00405 207 Enders Alley (Dresher) conversion to motel unit Swink
PA-2013-00366 57 N Main St. (North) Mix Sweet Shop entry door Phelps
BD-2013-00718 5 B Street (Spartan Properties) New Comm Bldg Phelps
BD-2013-00796 15 N First (Amuse) Walk in Cooler  
DISCUSSION ITEMS:  Mr. Giordano commented on the Planning Conference he attended in Portland and said it was very good.

Next meeting is scheduled for July 3, 2013     
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.

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