PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
I. CALL TO ORDER:
December 20, 2019
Chair Sandra Friend called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
Thomas Fuhrmark (by phone)
|Aaron Anderson, Assistant Planner
• Additions to the Agenda - None
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• Public Arts Commission regular meeting of November 15, 2019
Agenda item moved to the next meeting. The minutes were not prepared.
III. PUBLIC FORUM
IV. LIAISON REPORTS
• Council Liaison - Councilor Jensen
• Staff Liaison - Staff Liaison Anderson
• Parks Liaison - Parks Liaison Heller
o Provided an update on the Japanese Garden and the new configuration.
V. NEW PROJECTS PROPOSAL
• Budget for the Hub artwork
o Chair Friend would provide Assistant City Administrator Adam Hanks a long-range financial plan with time frames.
o The Commission would postpone issuing the RFQ for the project until after the May 2020 election.
o The Commission could make a presentation to the Budget Committee and possibly request a higher allocation of the Transient Occupancy Tax.
Commissioner Friend/Stallman m/s to meet with the Assistant City Administrator to lobby for Downtown Beautification funds for the Hub sculpture. Voice Vote: all AYES. Motion passed.
• Distribution of RFQ – Tom Fuhrmark
o Discussion on Mailchimp.com and using it to distribute the RFQ.
• Final review of RFQ for RR District Hub artwork – Stallman
Agenda item postponed to the next meeting. The RFQ was still under review by the Legal Department.
VI. PROJECT UPDATES
Chair Friend addressed the HUB sculpture location and explained that Assistant City Administrator Adam Hanks was driving that process.
• MAP project- Stallman
o The Commission reviewed the MAP Sub-Committee Responsibilities, Duties and Authority document.
Commissioner Stallman/Renwick m/s to acknowledge the MAP Responsibilities, Duties and Authority document, and approving Peter Finkle as a citizen at large member to the MAP Sub-Committee pending the Administration Department and Historic Commission approval. Voice Vote: all AYES. Motion passed.
Update on Masterworks contract/purchase order
o Mr. Anderson would confirm payment was received.
VII. PAC WORKPLAN
• Calendar 2020 Work Plan strategies – Friend
Agenda item postponed to the next meeting.
• Review draft
Framework for Disseminating Public Art Information - Stallman
o Commissioner Stallman provided a brief overview of the draft document.
VIII. OTHER BUSINESS
The PAC discussed a hot spot on the Velocity art sculpture globe that would most likely have to be replaced.
Chair Friend spoke to an art pop-up festival in Ashland that would occur in 2021.
The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
next meeting – January 17, 2020