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07-26-17 HPC MinutesOR CITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Minutes for Meeting of July 26, 2017 Call to Order Commission Chair Storrs called the meeting to order at approximately 5:33 P.M. II. Roll Call Present: Molly Storrs, Whitney Stohr, Nancy Kenmotsu, Leslie Wahl, Karl Pasten, Absent: Cynthia Hall (excused) Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Joseph Calhoun III. Approval of June 28, 2017 Minutes The meeting minutes from June 28, 2017 were presented for discussion. A motion was made by Ms. Kenmotsu to approve as submitted, Mr. Pasten seconded. Motion carried. IV. New Business A. None V. Old Business A. BOCC Letter Update Mr. Calhoun provided a revised letter for review. The previous draft was sent to the City Manager and he provided some additional information on a Thurston County program that uses the same money. Ms. Kenmotsu reviewed the Thurston County website — the grants they offer are in the $2000-$2500 range for projects that are doable in a short time frame. Ms. Stohr noted a typo in the 3rd paragraph. Ms. Wahl motioned to forward the letter to City Council for review and approval, Ms. Stohr seconded. Motion passed. Commission Members 1 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu • Karl Pasten • Leslie Wahl • Cynthia Hall B. Farmer's Market — August 13 Mr. Calhoun noted the next Farmer's Market date is August 13. Staff will coordinate the tent and materials. C. Saturday Soapbox Ms. Kenmotsu discussed a possible idea of a story about the incinerator at Kiwanis Park. Mr. Pasten noted another possible trolley letter given the recent news about the trolley system and the Selah Gap fire that stranded the trolley for a few hours. A former Trolley member discussed the needed infrastructure improvements from the fire. The estimate to replace the burned out poles is below $2000 per pole. Ms. Storrs discussed providing additional information on how to get more involved with the trolleys. Mr. Pasten noted that funding is the biggest issue. Ms. Stohr commented that it would be nice to have a few letters in the queue. Some additional ideas included Fruit Row, art and historic pieces around town (bins of light), and the Colonel. VI. Other Business A. General Discussion of other items not on the agenda Ms. Kenmotsu discussed the Yakima Valley Museum's annual fundraiser on October 26 from 5:30-8:30. Tickets cost $95. Ms. Stohr presented the Revisiting Washington guidebook. It is an updated website that recreated the Roosevelt -era state guidebooks. The site is an interactive guide to main street communities, historic routes, etc. The site can be found at www.revisitwa.orq. VII. Citizen Participation None VIII. Adjournment Ms. Stohr motioned to adjourn the meeting, Mr. Pasten seconded. The meeting adjourned at approximately 5:56 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 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 2 Molly Storrs • Whitney Stohr • Nancy Kenmotsu • Karl Pasten • Leslie Wahl • Cynthia Hall