Public Art Commission
October 17, 2008
Commissioners: Markell, Bussell, Longshore, Wilkerson, Pugh, Wynkoop, Seltzer (staff liaison),
Hardesty (Council liaison)
Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Minutes approved for September M/S Bussell/Pugh
Wilkerson briefed the members of the draft position paper he and Bussell developed addressing the PAC opposition to the recommendation of the downtown task force to allow 3D signs and eventually submit the paper to the Planning Commission. Wilkerson will email the draft to the group, members should review and respond with comments to Seltzer. Members should consider what the PAC is trying to accomplish with the paper, and the message they are trying to convey.
Utility Box JCCC Grant
Markell and Longshore will meet with Betty Powers, member of the Jackson county Cultural Trust to discuss the PAC grant application for the utility box project. JCCC generally announces the grant recipients in November with funds available after the news year.
Community Development Fee
Seltzer briefed the PAC on the change to the 1/10 of 1% of commercial development value for public art. The Site Design and Use Standard will change to require public art as one of the components in large scale (10,000 square feet) and/or require the developer to invest ˝ of 1% of the value in the art, go through the public art process or pay the equivalent in the Public Art Account. This modification requires a change to the current land use code and will likely not occur until after the new year.
The Parks Department is seeking recommendations from the PAC and an appropriate location for the Lincoln Statue. Suggestions included the foyer of the Library,
Bussell gave an update to the draft RFP for the next Calle sculpture project. Members suggested sticking with the original theme of water. Bussell will re-write and submit to PAC members for comment via email. The hope is to initiate the “call to artists” before the end of the year.
Wilkerson was contacted about the Peace Tile project. PAC asked the organizers to make a presentation to the PAC at the November meeting.
Next meeting dates:
November 21, 8:15 a.m.
December 19, 8:15 a.m.
Meeting adjourned: 9:45