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01-25-17 HPC MinutesJ UI II Il, N'.'N OIO IVIII�O_ mW N'JnN IW YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION CITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Minutes for Meeting of January 25, 2017 CaII to Order Commission Chair Kenmotsu called the meeting to order at approximately 5:30 P.M. 11. RoII CaII Present: Nancy Kenmotsu, Leslie Wahl, Whitney Stohr, Molly Storrs, Joe Mann, Nancy Rayner, Karl Pasten Absent: None Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Joseph Calhoun III. New Business A. Election of Chair and Vice -Chair The Commission bylaws require the Chair and Vice -Chair to be elected at the first meeting of the year. Ms. Rayner first nominated Ms. Stohr as Chair. Ms. Storrs asked if commissioners could self -nominate, which is appropriate, and expressed her desire to be Chair. The two nominees discussed and decided that Ms. Storrs would be Chair and Ms. Stohr would be Vice -Chair. Ms. Rayner made a motion to that effect, Mr. Mann seconded. Motion carried. B. Approval of December 7, 2016 Minutes The meeting minutes from December 7, 2016 were presented for discussion. A motion was made by Mr. Mann to approve as submitted, Ms. Kenmotsu seconded. Motion carried. C. 2017 Work Program Ms. Kenmotsu provided a brief synopsis of past work programs of the Commission. The intent is to develop a list of projects that the Commission can promote and work on in the coming year. The following project ideas were discussed: • Become more involved in the Capitol Theatre • Create a simple fact sheet of the History of Yakima for residents and tourists • Fruit Row Historic District • Historic Building Tours • Farmers Market Outreach • Naches Avenue: Potential for walking tours, open house(s), Historic District. Commission Members 1 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu • Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl These items will be discussed and ranked at the February meeting. D. Commission Terms and Expiration The positions held by Mr. Mann and Ms. Rayner expire on June 30, 2017. Both commissioners feel it is time for new people to come on board. Commissioners are encouraged to reach out to potential candidates and let them know how they can apply. IV. Old Business A. Historic Preservation Element — 2040 Comp Plan Mr. Calhoun presented the Historic Preservation Element draft that is part of the City's overall 2040 Comprehensive Plan update. This is an optional element of the Growth Management Act (GMA). The draft was drawn mostly from the Historic Preservation Plan that was developed in 2016 by Artifacts. Commissioners discussed the draft element and provided the following edits: • Include a side -bar graphic that differentiates Heritage and Historic. • Section 8.2 Survey and Listing: revise the narrative format to a table or graphic to document current properties on the register. • Section 8.3 City Facilities: add a sentence discussing the seeking of grant funding and partnerships. • Policy 8.1.3(a): separate as its own policy number and clarify tax and other funding sources. B. 2016 Historic Preservation Awards Mr. Calhoun listed the potential candidates for each award category discussed at the December 7, 2016 meeting. Commissioners discussed each category as follows: Research: For his extensive research and published documents on Yakima's history, and specifically his recent published book "Kamiakin Country," Jo Miles was nominated for this award. A motion was made by Ms. Kenmotsu, Ms. Rayner seconded. Motion carried. Person: In light of his recent retirement from the Yakima Museum and his many contributions to promoting Yakima's history, John Baule was nominated for this award. A motion was made by Ms. Rayner, Mr. Mann seconded. Motion carried. Property: For his recent rehabilitation improvements to the Emporium building (Semon building) at 121 East Yakima Avenue, Jason Eaton was nominated for this award. A motion was made by Ms. Rayner, Ms. Kenmotsu seconded. Motion carried (Mr. Mann abstained). Awards will be formally presented at the February 22, 2017 Historic Preservation Commission meeting, with recognition at the March 7, 2017 City Council meeting. Mr. Calhoun also provided a copy of the state-wide DAHP award announcement. Nominations are due March 17, 2017. C. Fruit Row Update Mr. Calhoun provided an update on the Fruit Row Historic District. Staff has developed an informational brochure that is being used to obtain financial support for the nomination process. Mr. Mann brought up the possibility of creating label murals on the buildings, similar to the murals in Toppenish, to incorporate the historic value and art of old fruit labels. Commission Members 2 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl V. Other Business A. General Discussion of other items not on the agenda No discussion. VI. Citizen Participation Councilman Bill Lover discussed options for the Wilson Building, land -banking, and how the Commission interfaces with the Downtown association. VII. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:30 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Prepared, Respectfully Submitted By: Joseph Calhoun Senior Planner Historic Preservation Liaison Commission Members 3 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl