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08-24-16 HPC MinutesCITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Minutes fox Meeting of August 24, 2016 I. CaII to Order Commission Chair Kenmotsu called the meeting to order at approximately 5:30 P.M. II. RoII CaII Present: Leslie Wahl, Karl Pasten, Nancy Kenmotsu, Nancy Rayner, Whitney Stohr, Molly Storrs Absent: Joe Mann (excused) Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Trevor Martin III. New Business A. Approval of June Meeting Minutes Nancy Rayner made a motion to accept the meeting minutes from June. Whitney Stohr seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Kenmotsu added that no minutes were taken for the July meeting due to the lack of a quorum. B. Introduction of New Historic District Proposal — Historic Fruit Row Audience member George Pechtel provided history and background information on Yakima's historic district and its association with agriculture productivity. Pechtel described his efforts with the Planning Division to pursue establishing a historic fruit row district. Nancy Rayner made a motion to endorse the concept of creation of a historic fruit row district in Yakima and to forward a recommendation to a council committee for further review and consideration, with notice being provided to property owners in the proposed district of meetings where setting up the district would be discussed. Molly Storrs seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. C. Update on Historic Preservation Element Trevor Martin provided the second draft of the Historic Preservation Element to the Commission, adding that it appears to be ready to incorporate in the Comprehensive Plan 2040 Update. IV. Other Business A. General Discussion of Other Items Not on the Agenda Avina Gutierrez mentioned that City Council has approved for the Parks Department to construct a new storage facility at Kiwanis Park. She expressed her interest in hearing ideas for what can be done with the existing incinerator building on site which the Parks Department was previously using for storage. The Commission had consensus for Avina Gutierrez to reach out to the Kiwanis Group for their thoughts on how it could be utilized. Commission Members 1 Nancy Kenmotsu • Joe Mann * Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl * Whitney Stohr* Molly Storrs Discussion ensued regarding the DAHP grant cycle. Nancy Kenmotsu shared that the Yakima Valley Museum is opening a new exhibit on September 16th. Kenmotsu also shared that the museum has an annual event called Red into Black which will be taking place on November 5th Nancy Rayner reminded everyone that the Historic Preservation Commission has a booth in the Yakima Farmer's Market and will be present on September 4th V. Citizen Participation None noted. VI. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at approximately 6:35 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Prepared, Respectfully Submitted By: Lisa Maxey Department Assistant II City of Yakima Planning Division Commission Members 2 Nancy Kenmotsu • Joe Mann * Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl * Whitney Stohr* Molly Storrs