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Public Art Commission August 17, 2007 Minutes

Friday, August 17, 2007


Public Art Commission

August 17, 2007

Regular Meeting


Commissioners:  Markell, Bussell, Pugh, Douglas, Hardesty (council liaison), Seltzer (staff liaison)



Wilkerson, Longshore



Carissa Moddison, Mark Mularz


Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.  Minutes of 5/18/07 approved Douglas/Bussell.


Markell introduced graphic designer Mark Mularz.  Mularz will be the graphic designer for the project and develop a timeline for the commission to complete the design and printing of the final document.


Douglas distributed her ‘rewrite” of Why Public Art?.  The commissioners will review and provide feedback prior to the September meeting.


Discussion focused on draft goals and implementation strategies and identified the following changes/additions.

Add language about maintenance of public art, merge goals #3 and #6 together and create new #6 which addresses elevating the presence of the PAC with other commissions., ad “…from public and private…” to #5, expand #7 to explain “community based”, switch #7 and #8, modify #8 to “continue to expand public art…”, modify #9 to “Identify gateway public art opportunities and include current “placeholders”.


Remove the list of funding options under #1 strategy, incorporate into a paragraph.  Expanding on the possible funding options should be a separate document/recommendation to the council, “be sure to elaborate on how 70% of TOT funds must be allocated to tourism and how public art fits into tourism. 


Expand on the difference of 501 c 1 vs. 501 c 3 re: funding opportunities.  With #5 strategy. 


Hardesty suggested a council study session for the PAC and council to discuss the “final” master plan prior to adoption at a regular council meeting.  Study sessions allow the council more time to discuss and review an item than at the regular meeting.  She agrees that the study session is not for the council to edit/rewrite the document but rather an opportunity to discuss.  In addition she feels this will give the council an opportunity to get to know the commission.  Hardesty will contact City Administrator and request study session.  Seltzer will incorporate changes and compile a final draft for the commission prior to September meeting.  Additional suggestions, changes should be emailed to the group prior to September.  Bussell noted that Carissa Moddison should be included in the master plan.


Bussell spoke of the cost and constraints of repairing Nourishing our Community.  She will get quotes from stonemasons to repair the piece.  Hardesty wonders if police have a few hundred dollars to help with repair costs.  Seltzer said there is approximately $500 in the administration budget that could be sued for repairs.


Hardesty suggested that Chair Markell contact School Board Chair Matt Marr, to discuss incorporating public art into the school capital improvement project.


Meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

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