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03-22-17 HPC MinutesJ UI II Il, N'.'N OIO IVIII�O_ mW N'JnN IW YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION CITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION REVISED Minutes for Meeting of March 22, 2017 Call to Order Commission Chair Storrs called the meeting to order at approximately 5:40 P.M. II. Roll Call Present: Molly Storrs, Whitney Stohr, Nancy Kenmotsu, Leslie Wahl, Nancy Rayner, Joe Mann, Karl Pasten Absent: None Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Joseph Calhoun III. Approval of February 22, 2017 Minutes The meeting minutes from February 22, 2017 were presented for discussion. A motion was made by Ms. Kenmotsu to approve as submitted, Mr. Mann seconded. Motion carried. IV. New Business A. Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Public Meeting Mr. Calhoun presented the staff report that requests approval to install solar panels on the rear roof of the home at 2612 Barge St., a contributing property in the Barge -Chestnut Neighborhood Historic District. The application was submitted on March 7, 2017 by Ellensburg Solar, LLC, on behalf of Kim Rodgers, property owner. Per YMC § 11.62.050(2)(6)(6), the installation of solar panels is not exempt and requires a Type II Certificate of Appropriateness Review by the Historic Preservation Commission. The proposal meets the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and local review criteria for materials and location. Staff recommended approval of the request for a COA. Ms. Kenmotsu moved to approve the staff recommendation and to authorize the chair to sign the COA. Ms. Rayner seconded. Discussion — Mr. Mann indicated that he has been by the site and agrees that the project should be accepted. Ms. Storrs asked about the lifecycle of the panels and if a new COA would be Commission Members Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl 1 required at that time. A new COA would not be required for replacement so long as the layout was the same. The lifecycle is approximately 10 years. Ms. Kenmotsu noted that this project is similar to a past COA request for solar panels that were also not visible from the Right -of -Way. Ms. Stohr stated that these types of projects are a great opportunity to combine old and new, and to make historic structure more energy efficient without diminishing their character. Roll Call — Motion passed. B. 2017 Farmer's Market Participation. Mr. Calhoun discussed the Farmer's Market application that was received by Planning and addressed to the Historic Preservation Commission. Mr. Mann mentioned that it is a great opportunity to promote Historic Preservation in the community. There was lengthy discussion on when to have the booth. Past years the booth was every Sunday in May. Recently, the timeline was moved to one Sunday each month. Ms. Kenmotsu made a motion to have a booth the second Sunday of each month in June, July, August and September. Ms. Stohr seconded. The motion passed. The City will provide the pop-up canopy. Mr. Calhoun will follow-up with the application process. V. Old Business A. 2017 Work Program — Continued Discussion There were several items discussed for inclusion on the 2017 Work Program: 1. Coordinate with Walking Tours. 2. Produce letters to the editor that highlight historic sites, pictures, etc. 3. Consider a Facebook group or other social media outlet 4. Join ventures with DAY or other partnerships. 5. Coordinate tours with downtown events like Fresh Hop, Downtown Summer Nights, etc. 6. "Selfie with the Colonel" 7. Fruit Row 8. Block Party/Neighborhood Party - highlight historic homes/structures in the area (Naches Avenue?) 9. Drone/aerial photography The Commission will prioritize the list at the April meeting. B. Fruit Row Update Mr. Calhoun provided an update on the Fruit Row Historic District. A stakeholder kickoff meeting was held March 8, 2017. It was well attended by the property owners. Questions regarding allowed uses, redevelopment, and pros/cons of the district were discussed. Efforts to raise the necessary funding to hire a consultant to write the nomination are still ongoing. In moving forward, there may be some aspects of the nomination that the commission can take on, which may reduce the consultant fee. Commission Members 2 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl VI. Other Business A. General Discussion of other items not on the agenda Ms. Rayner commended staff and commissioners who were able to attend the March 21 Council meeting on the presentation of awards. Mr. Mann discussed the excise tax and how it can potentially be used for Historic Preservation. The County Assessor stated that the money is used for Historic Preservation of documents. Close to $100,000 per year is generated by the tax. RCW 82.46.030 is where the language on the tax is at in state code. The Revitalize Washington conference in Ellensburg is coming up. Attendance is encouraged. VII. Citizen Participation None. VIII. Adjournment Ms. Rayner motioned to adjourn the meeting, Ms. Kenmotsu seconded. The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:55 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Prepared, Respectfully Submitted By: Joseph Calhoun Planning Manager Historic Preservation Liaison Commission Members 3 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl