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Agendas and Minutes

Public Arts Commission (View All)

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Public Art Commission
February 19, 2003
Regular Meeting Minutes
Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way 8:00 a.m.



Commissioners Bayard, Dvora, Benson, Todd, Jorgensen, Krigel, Demele, Jackson (Council liaison), Seltzer (staff liaison) were present.

Call to Order

Bayard called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.

Approval of minutes.

Minutes m/s to approve the February 5, 2003 minutes with the following changes: page 1 Mikelsen and Gies gave a brief history of the offer of the sculpture to the parks. In addition, Mickelsen presented a brief description of spaces available for public art in Calle Guanajuato. Page 2 correct the spelling of Krigel.


The PAC requested that minutes and agendas be e-mailed to the group on the Monday prior to the Wednesday meeting.

Demele requested that the subject of a liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission be added to the agenda.

Agenda Items

  • Elect Vice-chair/Liaison to Parks and Recreation Commission

Bayard began the discussion by suggesting the vice-chair be the designated liaison to Parks. Benson volunteered. Dvora volunteered to act as vice-chair but not liaison to Parks. Demele suggested a sub-committee to act as liaison. Benson nominated Dvora as vice-chair and nominated Benson and Krigel to act as liaison to Parks. MSP

  • Review to-do list/prioritize

Demele began the discussion and suggested that before the PAC could do anything with the list of ideas, PAC needed input from the public. Benson suggested that the group needs to know where PAC is at currently and to establish PAC policy before calling for public input. Dvora pointed out that the group was talking about two different things: one to develop procedures and two to fine-tune the list of ideas. Dvora suggested a meeting with a smaller group (Jorgensen, Demele and Dvora) to go over the list of ideas to re-order/re-write the list and then determine how to present it to the public. Dvora also suggested that another small group (Jackson,Todd, Krigel) form to begin to "cut and paste" information from other cities, counties, states, to begin a draft of policy and guidelines. Both Demele and Jackson stressed that a good starting point is with the Oregon Arts Commission. Seltzer will contact Bill Flood from the OAC and invite him to attend a PAC meeting. Jorgensen asked about the possibility of including art on/in public buildings. Bayard explained the Planning Commission's six criteria that must be included for private development (developers must include four of the six criteria in their plans) and the hope that one day public art might be added to that list of criteria. Bayard suggested that Jorgensen begin researching the Ashland sign ordinance and similar ordinances in other cities. Jorgensen agreed.

Benson volunteered to begin an inventory of possible public spaces where art could be placed and an inventory of existing public art and create of database of the inventories. Bayard and Dvora will also help to develop the inventories.

Action items

  • Jorgensen, Demele and Dvora will meet prior to next meeting to review, re-order and re-write list of ideas.
  • Seltzer to contact Bill Flood of OAC and invite to future PAC meeting.
  • Jackson, Krigel and Todd will meet prior to next meeting to begin "cut and paste" of policies and guidelines gathered from other cities, counties and states.
  • Benson, Bayard and Dvora will begin an inventory of possible public spaces for public art as well as an inventory of existing public art.
  • Jorgensen to begin research on City of Ashland sign ordinance and to research similar ordinances from other communities.


Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 a.m. Next meeting is March 5, 2003.

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