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06-28-17 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 June 28, 2017 Call to Order Commission Chair Storrs called the meeting to order at approximately 5:34 P.M. II. Roll Call Present: Molly Storrs, Nancy Kenmotsu, Nancy Rayner, Leslie Wahl, Joe Mann, Karl Pasten Absent: Whitney Storr (excused) Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Joseph Calhoun III. Approval of May 24, 2017 Minutes The meeting minutes from May 24, 2017 were presented for discussion. A motion was made by Ms. Rayner to approve as submitted, Mr. Mann seconded. Motion carried. IV. New Business A. Yakima Trolley Presentation Mr. Pasten introduced members of the Yakima Historical Society and volunteers who gave a presentation on the ongoing Yakima Trolley fundraising and operation efforts. Joan Walsh was the first to speak. Ms. Walsh introduced several articles about the trolley since 2005. Many of the challenges present then are still here today. Ms. Walsh is a volunteer member and has presented fundraiser opportunities to the trolley board and is working with them to provide additional funding sources. One of Ms. Walsh's goals is to expand and enhance the trolley museum. Mr. Paul Schafer was the second presenter and he discussed some additional history about the importance of the trolley to get fruit to market and the revisionary clause for the line that ran through the Congdon property. As a teacher, Mr. Schafer took students for trolley rides. Of the some 45 miles of trolley tracks, only about 4 miles remain. Commission Members 1 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu • Karl Pasten • Leslie Wahl • Cynthia Hall Ms. Kenmotsu noted that the Historic Preservation Commission has always supported, and will continue to support, funding efforts of the trolley board. Mr. Pasten noted that one of the recommendations from a past downtown revitalization study included expansion of the trolley. Mr. Mann stated that citizens can provide a great push to garner support. Perhaps a run could be installed from the Convention Center to Front Street along SSGT. Pendleton Way. Ms. Storrs discussed the importance of continuing engagement. B. Draft BOCC Letter Mr. Calhoun presented the draft letter to the Board of County Commissioners regarding funding from RCW 36.22.170 for the Historic Preservation Commission's annual work program. Ms. Kenmotsu motioned that the letter be approved and moved through the necessary process to submit. Mr. Mann seconded. Motion carried. Mr. Mann stated the letter should be sent annually. Ms. Rayner noted that when specific projects are identified a new letter should be sent. A request was made for staff to look into how much money could be generated by the recording fee. V. Old Business A. Farmer's Market July 9 The next Farmer's Market date is July 9. B. Saturday Soapbox Ms. Kenmotsu is drafting a Saturday Soapbox article. C. Fruit Row Update Nothing new to report from Mr. Pechtel. Ms. Rayner stated that George is still trying to pursue funding sources. VI. Other Business A. General Discussion of other items not on the agenda Mr. Calhoun presented the commemoration received from the National Historic Preservation Act for its 50th anniversary. Ms. Kenmotsu talked about the MAPP state videos that were created for the 50th Anniversary. Each state created its own video. The Washington video was finished in late 2016 and can be found at http://preservation50.org/mapp/ B. Outgoing Commissioners Mann and Rayner Ms. Rayner stated she enjoyed her time on the commission, and was one of the original commissioners when formed. She will continue to help. Mr. Mann stated the commission is moving in positive direction and is grateful for the integration into the comp plan effort. Commissioners expressed their thanks in working with Commission Members 2 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu • Karl Pasten • Leslie Wahl • Cynthia Hall both outgoing commissioners. Mr. Calhoun presented thank you certificates to Ms. Rayner and Mr. Mann. VII. Citizen Participation Mr. Schafer asked about the National Register — about 20-30 homes are on the register, including the Trolley. The Yakima Valley Historical Society will be 100 years old this year. In January of 1918 Yakima will be 100 years old — the incorporation of 1886 was North Yakima. Ms. Walsh presented Mr. Mann with a Trolley dvd. VIII. Adjournment Ms. Rayner motioned to adjourn the meeting, Mr. Mann seconded. The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:40 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 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 • Karl Pasten • Leslie Wahl • Cynthia Hall