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Historic Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Meeting Minutes
May 7, 2014
Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
REGULAR MEETING - CALL TO ORDER– SISKIYOU ROOM in the Community  Development/Engineering Services Building, located at 51 Winburn Way
Historic Commissioners Present:    Allison Renwick, Terry Skibby,  Sam Whitford, Victoria Law, Tom Giordono
Commission Members Absent: Dale Shostrom, Keith Swink, Kerry Kencairn
Council Liaison :  Mike Morris
Staff Present: Staff Liaison: Amy Gunter, Clerk: Regan Trapp
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Ms. Law was left off the meeting minutes from April 2014.  Ms. Trapp corrected the minutes.  Mr. Skibby motioned that minutes be approved and Mr. Whitford seconded. 
PUBLIC FORUM:  There was no one in the audience
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:  Mr. Morris gave an update on the city council meeting regarding plastic bags, Normal Ave, guns, and water issues.  The roof on the information kiosk also came up as a topic.  The cost to re-roof is high and the City Council is asking the Downtown Plaza Beautification Commission to take part or get rid of it.  The construction of the kiosk was discussed and different ways to make it look better. The commission discussed posting historical items on the kiosk or ways to post on the history of the Plaza. The kiosk was placed there because the City received a federal grant for historic preservation to redo the fountain. They used the kiosk as an educational component and it was a grant requirement that it stay.   The Commission agreed to come up with suggestions and email them to the Plaza Beautification Committee.  It was discussed whom to email  the suggestions to.  Ms. Gunter will talk to Ms. Seltzer, liason to the Plaza Beautification Commission, and find out who the Historic Commission should contact with their suggestions. 
PUBLIC HEARING:  There were no planning actions scheduled to be discussed.
OLD BUSINESS:  There was no old business to discuss.
Historic Preservation Presentation month activities review: Staff will try to include past winners as a handout at the awards if time allows.  Mr. Skibbys properties to include in the blurbs and will get them to Ms. Trapp and Ms. Gunter as soon as possible.  Mr. Skibby will email the owners of 90 Fifth to see if they can clean up their property so he can get a better picture for the award. All activities are scheduled to run on time and everything is booked.  Ms. Gunter reported that the city has a new cemetery sexton and he will make sure that everything runs smoothly for the mausoleum tours. Mr. Shostrom and the Mayor will run the ceremony and hand out the awards.  Mr. Skibby will give the introduction and take pictures throughout the ceremony and get a big group photo at the end. Ms. Gunter has not ordered the digital photo frame but will make something presentable to have at the ceremony. Mr. Skibby suggested having a slide show and Ms Gunter stated she will look into this.
Historic preservation week write-ups: Ms. Gunter still has to do a write up on Atkinson’s Bridge and Ender’s Shelter.  Ms. Law will do write up for 134 Terrace and turn it in as soon as possible.   Ms. Law suggested that Ms. Renwick accompany her to do the site visit. 
Review Board Schedule

May 8th    Keith, Dale

May 15th  Allison, Dale

May 22nd Terry, Tom

May 29th  Sam, Victoria

June 5th  Terry, Allison

Project Assignments for Planning Actions:There were no new project assignment  
DISCUSSION ITEMS:     There were no discussions items on the agenda.
COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON AGENDA   Mr. Skibby asked Ms. Law about the railroad museum.  Ms. Law said that they had to close due to funding.  They are going through the artifacts and sending some to a historic preservation place (not yet determined) and all other artifacts will go back the Southern Oregon Historical Society.  Ms. Gunter asked about viewing artifacts in the lobby during historic preservation week.    Ms. Law agreed that it was a good idea.  Ms. Gunter will talk to Mr. Molnar to see if the City can set up an exhibit in the Community Development lobby during historic preservation week.    
 Next meeting is scheduled for June 4, 2014, 6:00 pm.
 There being no other items to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:49 pm.
 Respectfully submitted by Regan Trapp

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