ASHLAND HISTORIC COMMISSION
April 6, 2016
Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
CALL TO ORDER:
Commission Chair, Mr. Skibby called the meeting to order at 6:03pm in the Siskiyou Room at the Community Development and Engineering Offices located at 51 Winburn Way, Ashland OR 97520.
||Mark Schexnayder; Staff Liaison
||Regan Trapp; Secretary
||Ms. Kencairn (U)
||Mr. Whitford (E)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Shostrom motioned to approve minutes from March 2, 2016. Swink seconded. Giordano and Ladygo abstained.
There was no one in the audience wishing to speak.
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:
Voisin gave the Council Liaison report. Items discussed were:
- Mayor Stromberg to give his report on findings to the Public Arts Commission process on April 18th.
- A report from Public Works from the Multi-module committee was submitted in regards to the parking plan.
- The proposal to close a lane on N. Main to allow for a bike lane and loading zones (Road Diet) will go out to the public for vote. Voisin to ask Mr. Faught for a finalized report and presentation to go before the Historic Commission.
- Cost of parking tickets to increase to 22.00.
- Polluted soil in RR district to be taken out by rail. Approximately 7 acres will removed with new soil put in starting in the fall of 2016.
- The winter shelter for the homeless at Pioneer Hall to continue for another year. The contract is being reviewed for updates.
- Aggressive panhandling ordinance has been updated.
- Water bills will see an 8 % increase. The funds will go towards a new water treatment plant.
Skibby asked Voisin for an update on Iron Mike. Voisin stated that there will be a celebration on or around July 4th and would like the Historic Commission to be involved.
Skibby asked that discussion items be moved to the top of the agenda so that Dan Merrill may speak first.
- Historic Markers project update – Golden Spike historic marker
Dan Merrill spoke about the Golden Spike historic marker in RR Park. Mr. Merrill went into detail about the circular plaque that will be mounted on a rock near the historic site. The total cost for the plaque will be about $600.00 and most of the plants around the site will be donated at no cost. He would like any one that has any input on this project to please contact him directly. There will be a dedication and ribbon cutting later this year.
Skibby read aloud the procedure for public hearings.
PLANNING ACTION REVIEW:
PLANNING ACTION: PA-2016-00387
SUBJECT PROPERTY: 95 N. Main St.
OWNER: Dan Durant
APPLICANT: Kistler Small and White, LLC
DESCRIPTION: A request for Site Design Review approval for exterior changes to a contributing property in the Downtown Historic District. The proposal is to make changes to the front façade of the building facing N. Main St. incorporating some of the features from the original historic structure and to make changes to the rear façade to allow for the addition of an accessible restroom in Brother’s Restaurant.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Commercial - Downtown; ZONING: C-1-D; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09BB; TAX LOT: 5700
There was no conflict of interest or ex-parte contact with the applicants. Swink mentioned he spoke with Mr. Small on the street but there was no information exchanged regarding the project.
Schexnayder gave the staff report for PA-2016-00387.
Skibby opened the public hearing to the applicant.
Mr. Matt Small of Kistler, Small and White addressed the Commission regarding PA-2016-00387. Mr. Small spoke in depth about phase 2 of the project.
Skibby closed the public hearing and opened to the Commission for discussion.
The Commission discussed things such as structural upgrades, door and window changes, and the loss of residential units.
Mr. Small asked for rebuttal time and it was granted. During his rebuttal time he referenced the fact that the condo will help pay for the building project. He went on to say that the window frame material should not be the one thing to hold up this project.
Mr. Dan Durant, owner of Brother’s Restaurant wanted it stated on record that the windows will be changed to wood.
- Ladygo motioned to approve PA-2016-00387 with below recommendation. Swink seconded. No one opposed.
- That painted or finished wood windows be used.
- Review board schedule
- Project assignments for planning actions
- Historic Preservation Week winner selections and description blurbs.
- Election of new officers
Historic Preservation Week winner selections were made and below are the recipients and Commissioner’s assigned to each project:
- 100 Sixth Street, Historically Compatible Residential Addition – SWINK
- 270 N. First, Historically Compatible Single Family Residence – EMERY
- 30 S. First, Historically Compatible Commercial Building – SHOSTROM
- Chautauqua Walkway, Civic Award – LADYGO
- Richard Hay, Individual Award - WHITFORD
It was discussed that all blurb and photos be turned into Trapp by April 29th to ensure the packet be made on time.
Election of new officers for Historic Commission were completed. Giordano motioned to elect Shostrom as Chair and Skibby as Vice-Chair. No one opposed.
- City Council presentation – April 19, 2016
Ladygo to present at the City Council meeting on April 19, 2016.
COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON AGENDA:
There were no items to discuss.
Review Board Schedule
||Terry, Kerry, Andrew
||Terry, Sam, Bill
||Terry, Tom, Dale
||Terry, Keith, Bill
Project Assignments for Planning Actions
||Lithia & First
||Swink & Whitford
||485 A Street
||156 Van Ness Ave
||160 Lithia Way
||35 S. Pioneer
||35 S. Second-Winchester Inn
||868 A Street
||95 N. Main
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:
Next meeting is scheduled May 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 8:35pm
Respectfully submitted by Regan Trapp