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09-25-19 HPC MinutesI A 11 II II I q �,ppa��IIlIu nIIp IIm ppmpp aII oIIIIrIIIIuu a ' IIOO VOV IIIIOV � Mllll �. YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION CITY OF YAKIMA HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION (HPC) Minutes for Meeting on September 25} 2019 Call to Order Commissioner Hall called the meeting to order at approximately 5:30 P.M. II. Roll Call HPC Members Present: Cynthia Hall, Paul Edmondson, Dawn King, Joe Mann HPC Members Absent: Alixanne Pinkerton (excused) Quorum: Quorum present Staff: Trevor Martin, Historic Preservation Liaison Council Liaison: Jason White, District 2 (absent) III. Staff Announcements None noted. IV. Audience Participation None noted. V. Approval of August Meeting Minutes It was motioned by Commissioner Mann and seconded by Commissioner Edmondson to approve the meeting minutes of August 28, 2019; the motion carried unanimously. VI. New Business A. Appoint New Commission Chair It was motioned by Commissioner Mann to appoint Commissioner Hall as Chair. The Commission had consensus to support the motion and Commissioner Hall accepted the nomination. B. Special Valuation Nomination — First Baptist Church (515 E Yakima Ave) Staff Liaison Trevor Martin made it known that an application has been received for special valuation for the First Baptist Church building at 515 E Yakima Ave, and concurrently list it to the Local Register of Historic Places. Susan Johnson of Artifacts Consulting Inc. (applicant on behalf of property owner) explained that the property owner is rehabilitating the building and is therefore seeking special valuation to receive tax benefits. It was Commission Members 1 Cynthia Hall • Alixanne Pinkerton • Paul Edmondson • Joe Mann • Dawn King motioned by Commissioner Mann and seconded by Commissioner Edmondson to approve the request with a correction to the draft special valuation agreement to remove language that exempts the applicant from having to make historic aspects of the property open to the public one day each year if visible from the public right-of-way; the motion carried unanimously. C. Grant Update — Selection of Consultant Martin reminded the Commission that the City has applied for a $12,000 grant from the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to hire a consultant to do a reconnaissance -level survey of Naches Ave between Yakima Ave and H St in order for that portion of the Naches Parkway area to potentially be registered as a historic district. He added that he will distribute the DAHP contract to the Commission members once available. The Commission had consensus to postpone selecting a consultant until their next meeting on October 23rd D. Responsibilities of Commission Martin provided an overview of the duties the Commission is tasked with. VII. Other Business None noted. VIII. Adjournment A motion to adjourn to October 23, 2019 was passed with unanimous vote. This meeting adjourned at approximately 6:00 p.m. Prepared, Respectfully Submitted By: Lisa Maxey Planning Technician City of Yakima Planning Division Commission Members 2 Cynthia Hall • Alixanne Pinkerton • Paul Edmondson • Joe Mann • Dawn King