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04-26-17 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 April 26, 2017 Call to Order Commission Chair Storrs called the meeting to order at approximately 5:35 P.M. II. Roll Call Present: Molly Storrs, Whitney Stohr, Nancy Kenmotsu, Leslie Wahl Absent: Karl Pasten, Nancy Rayner, Joe Mann Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Joseph Calhoun III. Approval of March 22, 2017 Minutes The meeting minutes from March 22, 2017 were presented for discussion. A motion was made by Ms. Kenmotsu to approve as submitted, Ms. Wahl seconded. Motion carried. Subsequent discussion prompted an addition to the minutes to talk about the possibility of drone use — this note will be added to the March 22, 2017 Minutes. IV. New Business A. Colonel Update Mike Isaacs and Jan Lowell presented the history and ongoing efforts being made to move the Colonel Weisenberger and Company E statue to the Museum and replace with a replica. Originally dedicated in 1902, the sandstone statue has not stood up well to the elements and is in danger of further disintegration if not relocated. Donations to meet the approximate $100,000 funding goal can be made to the Yakima Valley Museum. B. Downtown Walking Tours Map Mr. Calhoun distributed copies of the most recent version of the Downtown Walking Tours Map. It is several years old and is in need of an update. The question was posed to the commission if it is necessary to update the paper version when the city hosts an interactive online historic walking tours map that is Commission Members 1 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl kept up-to-date. In the past, paper copies were distributed to the Visitor's Center and would run out quickly. If paper copies are to be distributed, the map will need to be revised — many business have changed names. There is currently no funding dedicated. The map was originally created when Yakima was in the process to become a Main Street City. A grant from DAHP paid for the production of the original map. Staff will confirm with Yakima Valley Tourism if any additional brochures would be desired. V. Old Business A. 2017 Work Program — Prioritize List The 2017 Work Program will include: 1. Coordinate with Walking Tours — Invite Ellen Allmendinger to a future HP meeting. 2. Produce letters to the editor that highlight historic sites, pictures, etc. 3. Consider a Facebook group or other social media outlet — Randy Beehler will present on social media policy at the May meeting. 4. Join ventures with DAY or other partnerships. 5. Coordinate tours with downtown events like Fresh Hop, Downtown Summer Nights, Farmer's Market, 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 photos Ms. Stohr provided a draft example of a letter to the editor/Saturday soapbox article. It was moved by Ms. Kenmotsu and seconded by Ms. Wahl to provide the letter to the YH R. The list will be modified in the following categories: In Progress/Continuing Projects: 1. Walking Tours 2. Letters to the Editor 3. Web Presence 4. DAY Future Support: 1. Fruit Row 2. Support Colonel fundraising efforts 3. Coordination with other groups — Farmer's Market To-do: 1. Photographs — drone/aerial 2. Interpretive signage for historic buildings The list categories are not indicative of ranking — projects can move up/down depending on timing and resources. Commission Members 2 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl B. Fruit Row Update Nothing new to report. VI. Other Business A. General Discussion of other items not on the agenda Ms. Stohr provided a recap of the Revitalize WA conference she attended in Ellensburg. The "Young Preservationists" held their first event at the conference, which was a very well -attended pub crawl. The location of next year's conference is to be determined. VII. Citizen Participation None. VIII. Adjournment Ms. Wahl motioned to adjourn the meeting, Ms. Stohr seconded. The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:45 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 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