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Historic Commission Meeting

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

 January 7, 2015
Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room
REGULAR MEETING - CALL TO ORDER  6:01p.m. – SISKIYOU ROOM in the Community Development/Engineering Services Building, located at 51 Winburn Way
Historic Commissioners Present:  Mr. Skibby, Ms. Renwick, Mr. Swink, Mr. Emery, Mr. Whitford, Mr. Ladygo, Mr. Shostrom
Commission Members Absent:  Mr. Giordano (E), Ms. Kencairn (U)
Council Liaison :  Mike Morris
Staff Present: Staff Liaison: Amy Gunter, Clerk: Regan Trapp
Ms Renwick motioned to approve minutes from December 5,  2014.  Mr. Whitford seconded.  No one opposed.

Pat Fretton, homeowner at 811 Iowa, addressed the Commission.  Ms. Fretton expressed concern that someone is planning to develop in her neighborhood and wondering what protections she has against this.  Ms. Gunter explained that the area is bound by some regulations regarding size of lot area, parking, and reduced size of buildings and basic setbacks.  Ms. Fretton reported that the church at the corner of Siskiyou and Liberty is a recording studio.  She stated that it is not a church as there have been no services.  There has been drumming reported several times around 11pm.  Ms. Gunter stated that they obtained a business license as a religious institution.  Ms. Gunter recommended that Ms. Fretton get in contact with the City of Ashland’s Code Enforcement Officer.
Mike Morris gave the council liaison report.  Mr. Morris gave details on the possible update of the Perrozi Fountain.  The fountain has been deemed to be surplus property and will go out to bid.  He reported that the marble used is not for exterior use and it will always leak water.  Mr. Morris also reported that Iron Mike is zinc, not pot metal and they found a catalog where bases could be purchased.  The City Council is looking into what to do with the statue.  He also announced that there is a state of the city party on January 27, 2015 starting at 5:30pm at the Community Center, where the Ragland award will be presented. 
Mr. Emery asked about the pre-application on Van Ness.  Ms. Gunter reported that they are going to go ahead with their application to move both of the houses and consolidate to 2 lots. 
Review Board Schedule

Project Assignments for planning actions:  Ms. Renwick reported that she spoke to the contractor at 270 First Street and said that they are not doing a metal roof. 

Historic Preservation Week:  Ms. Gunter discussed Historic Preservation Week. She added that Ms. Trapp will compile a list of everything in the Historic district that has had a building permit issued in 2014.  Ms. Gunter reported that a rough copy of this will be available at the next meeting in February.  Mr. Skibby mentioned that he would take the individual pictures of the winners. 

Notes from SHPO: Ms. Gunter mentioned that no one submitted any proposals for the   RFP, part of the CLG grant to possibly modify the code to include residential site          review.  Ms. Gunter said that she is in contact with SHPO to see if the proposal can be  re-written with some revisions.

Attendance report, July 2014 – Dec 2014:  Ms. Gunter said that it has been requested that if there are concerns with attendance that a representative from the Commission should meet with the Mayor to discuss this.  

Mr. Shostrom asked about the update on restoration/preservation of the masonry column (old Normal School) on Siskiyou Blvd.  Ms. Gunter shared that George Kramer has said that the City should resurface them.  Ms Gunter commented that this is a project that, for now, is on the back burner.
Review Board Schedule
January 8th Sam, Keith, Allison
January 15th Terry, Sam, Dale
January 22nd Terry, Allison, Andrew
January 29th Terry, Sam, Bill
February 5th Keith, Bill, Andrew
Project Assignments for Planning Actions – Review Update
PA-2014-01956 Lithia & First All
PA-2014-01880 280 Liberty Skibby
PA-2014-01126 345 Lithia Way-Gas station conversion to retail/restaurant-No building permit yet Giordano
PA-2014-00725 469 Allison-Under construction Swink
PA-2014-00710/711 143/135 Nutley Swink and Whitford
PA-2014-01283 172 Skidmore Shostrom
PA-2014-00251 30 S. First St. – No new permits issued Whitford
BD-2013-00813 374 Hargadine – Under construction/almost done Swink
PA-2013-01388 14 Calle Guanajuato(Sandlers)Restaurant-Under construction/almost done Renwick
PA-2013-01421 270 N. First St. Renwick
PA-2013-01828 310 Oak St. (Thompson) Shostrom
PA-2014-01837 95 Winburn Way-Ice Rink Cover All
Next meeting is scheduled for February 4, 2015, 6:00 pm.
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Regan Trapp

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