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05-24-17 HPC Minutesti'II N'.'N OIOV IVIII�OumW N'JnN IW; YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION CITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Minutes for Meeting of May 24, 2017 Call to Order Commission Chair Storrs called the meeting to order at approximately 5:36 P.M. II. Roll Call Present: Molly Storrs, Whitney Stohr, Nancy Rayner, Leslie Wahl, Joe Mann, Karl Pasten Absent: Nancy Kenmotsu (excused) Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Joseph Calhoun III. Approval of March 22, 2017 Minutes The meeting minutes from April 26, 2017 were presented for discussion. A motion was made by Mr. Mann to approve as submitted, Ms. Rayner seconded. Motion carried. IV. New Business A. Social Media Policy Randy Beehler, Communications and Public Affairs Director, provided the history of social media usage in the City of Yakima. Policies have been modified as social media has evolved. The policy provides direction on social media usage and provides a significant amount of information on public records retention. Ongoing and consistent posting is important for retaining social media use. The City of Yakima already has a robust social media platform and other distribution means. Any items that the HP Commission would like promoted, such as the Saturday Soapbox articles, can be forwarded to Randy for posting on the existing platforms. V. Old Business A. Farmer's Market Dates Commission Members 1 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl The booth is scheduled for the second Sunday of every month (June 11, July 9, August 13, and September 10). Leslie will send around a sign-up sheet for commissioners to select date(s). City staff will meet commissioners at 8:00 am to provide a pop-up tent, table and promotional materials. B. Fruit Row Update Nothing new to report from Mr. Pechtel. Mr. Mann discussed RCW 36.22.170 that authorizes certain moneys to be used for Historic Preservation uses. Mr. Mann met with Commissioner Leita and there is no money available at this time but future conversations may free up some money for the future, potentially for projects like Fruit Row. Ms. Rayner made a motion to write a letter to the BOCC requesting a portion of the homeless funds and to include the letter writing effort to the work program. Mr. Mann seconded, motion carried. City Staff will bring a draft letter to the next meeting. VI. Other Business A. General Discussion of other items not on the agenda Ms. Stohr met with Andrew Holt, the new DAY Executive Director to offer assistance on any future Historic Preservation projects. She also reached out to Ellen Allmendinger on the downtown historic tours, theatre tours, and cemetery tours. A block party is scheduled for July 15 for a historic Chicago Ave. block party. Ms. Storrs asked for a recurring agenda item to review potential Saturday Soapbox articles. The article does not need to be read out loud into the record. The Trolley article by Mr. Pasten was reviewed by the commission. A motion was made by Ms. Rayner and seconded by Ms. Stohr to accept the article and submit to the YHR. Motion carried. The article will also be sent to Randy Beehler. Ms. Rayner asked if YPAC still lists upcoming events onscreen. Mr. Brown stated there is an upcoming schedule of events posted on YPAC. VII. Citizen Participation None. VIII. Adjournment Ms. Rayner motioned to adjourn the meeting, Mr. Mann seconded. The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:10 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 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 2 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu ■ Joe Mann • Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl