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10-26-16 HPC Minutesser 1111111111 CITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Minutes for Meeting of October 26, 2016 I. CaII to Order Commission Chair Kenmotsu called the meeting to order at approximately 5:35 P.M. II. RoII CaII Present: Nancy Kenmotsu, Karl Pasten, Whitney Stohr, Molly Storrs, Joe Mann Absent: Nancy Rayner (excused), Leslie Wahl (unexcused) Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Historic Preservation Liaison Trevor Martin, Joseph Calhoun III. New Business A. None IV. Other Business A. General Discussion of Other Items Not on the Agenda 2016 Historic Preservation Awards: Nancy Kenmotsu discussed the Historic Preservation Awards. There are four awards available the commission can give out to citizens and businesses. If commissioners can review the requirements, the awards could be handed out at a December City Council meeting. Dragon Inn redevelopment: Joe Mann discussed the old Dragon Inn property and asked if the developer had requested special valuation. Staff will review the permits attempt to contact the developer and make them aware of the special valuation. Mr. Mann also recommended this property be given one of the Historic Preservation awards. Endangered Historic Sites List: Whitney Stohr noted that the 2017 list is open through the Washington Trust. Unknown if any buildings/sites are eligible. Nancy Kenmotsu brought up the Artifacts report that identified two barns that may be eligible for the endangered sites list. Upcoming Events: October 29, 2016 Horrifying History Walking Tour. October 29-30, 2016 Haunted Trolley Powerhouse fundraiser. All-American City Quilt: Joe Mann discussed the 2015 All-American City Quilt that is on display outside the Council Chambers. The quilt has a square for each of the 2015 cities that won, Yakima being one of them. Commission Members 1 Nancy Kenmotsu • Joe Mann * Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl * Whitney Stohr* Molly Storrs V. Citizen Participation Garfield Elementary Presentation: Whitney Stohr introduced a recent art project from Garfield Elementary School. The project combined history with Halloween by looking at historic sites in Yakima and decorating pumpkins to match the site. Two groups of 5th grade students presented on Congdon Castle and the Capitol Theatre. Mr. Mann asked about the YAMA program. A Garfield Student and Principal Matsumoto discussed the YAMA program that teaches children how to read and play music. The students play 5 days/week and 2 hours/day after school. VI. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at approximately 6:00 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting which will be held on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Prepared, Respectfully Submitted By: Joseph Calhoun Senior Planner Historic Preservation Liaison Commission Members 2 Nancy Kenmotsu • Joe Mann * Karl Pasten • Nancy Rayner • Leslie Wahl * Whitney Stohr* Molly Storrs