January 22, 2015

Minutes of the Centerville City Landmarks Commission meeting held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Royce Allen
Malinda Mitchell, Chair
Brian Plummer
Brad Porter, arrived at 7:06p.m.
Monte Roberts
Vivian Talbot

MEMBERS ABSENT
Jeanne Randall

STAFF PRESENT
Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner
Stephanie Ivie, City Council Liaison
Hannah Klein, Youth Council, was excused at 7:25 p.m.
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

VISITORS
Dale McIntyre
Stephanie Richardson

ELECT NEW CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

Malinda Mitchell made a motion to nominate Brad Porter as Chair of the Landmarks Commission. Royce Allen seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).  Vivian Talbot made a motion to nominate Jeanne Randall as Vice-Chair of the Landmarks Commission.  Malinda Mitchell seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

At 7:06 p.m., Brad Porter arrived at the meeting.

APPROVE 2015 LANDMARKS COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE

The Landmarks Commission discussed the proposed Landmarks Commission meeting schedule for 2015.

Malinda Mitchell made motion to approve the 2015 Landmarks Commission meeting schedule.  Vivian Talbot seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

UPDATE ON THE JENNINGS-BAVELAS HOUSE

Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, reported the Bavelas home will not be accepted for the National Register Nomination.  The State is refusing to qualify the home, because the architecture is not significant, and it has been modified too many times over the years.

During the historic period of the home, the Bavelas family did not live in the home, but were renting it. Even though the property has farm animals on it, it still will not qualify for the National Register. The Commission agreed the Bavelas home will qualify for the Local Historic Register.

NATHAN T. PORTER (STEVENSON) HOME

The Nathan T. Porter (Stevenson) home has been selected by the Utah Heritage Foundation to receive an award for historic preservation on Thursday, March 12th. The award ceremony will be held at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City.  The Stevenson’s will be honored for their restoration and rehabilitation of the home. The Utah Heritage Foundation Conference will be on March 12th and 13th, 2015 in Salt Lake City. Malinda Mitchell, Brian Plummer, and Vivian Talbot will tentatively plan to attend this conference.

At 7:25 p.m., Hannah Klein was excused from the meeting

LANDMARKS COMMISSION GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Ongoing goals for 2015:
•    Duel Creek Historic District
•    Home Tour, June 6th
•    Preservation Conference
•    Fall Landmarks Commission Social

National Register Nomination. The Commission agreed the Smoot home located at 1697 North Main Street will be nominated for the National Register.

Local Register Nomination. The Wells Fargo Home located at Center Street and 200 East    will be nominated for the Local Register.

One intensive level survey.

DISCUSS HOME TOUR FOR JUNE 13, 2015

Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, reported the Utah Heritage Foundation has a walking tour APP that can be installed on an IPAD or IPHONE. This APP is now available that has Centerville’s historic homes on it. The Centerville Home Tour will be held on June 6th at 10:00 a.m. The Commission agreed there will be no more than four homes on the tour. The Stevenson’s would like their home to be on the tour, because the home will be 100 years old this year.

Mr. Toponce will send a flyer to residents who have a home on the National Historic Register, and invite them to offer their home to be on the tour.  At the next meeting, it is hoped that there will be historic homes that will be available for the tour.

DEUEL CREEK HISTORIC DISTRICT

Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, discussed comments received from the November 5, 2014 open house where the public discussed their concerns on the creation of an historic district. The options are:

1.     Create a celebratory district with no guidelines or restrictions with the goal of coming back after the neighborhood has become accustomed to a district, and then establish some guidelines. This would allow the Commission and staff to work with each other on the detail while not holding up the actual local designation.

2. Create a celebratory district while adding minimum criteria and goals, with an understanding that additional incentives would come within the near future.  This would allow the public to feel as if they contributed, yet give staff and the Commission time to explore differing options on incentives and regulations, if any. This would also not hold up the actual designation.

3. Create a full document concerning the historic district, including: incentives, regulations, and any other goals and objectives as the Commission sees fit. The advantage of this option is completeness in designation and ordinance references. However, the disadvantage may be in relation to time, and could take several months to complete.

The Commission discussed the three options, and the creation of guidelines for the demolition of historic homes.

Monte Roberts made a motion to select Option 2 for the creation of an historic district. Royce Allen seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

Mr. Toponce said he will begin the process for implementing the historic district. He will ask for funding for the implementation of a kiosk and signs that identify the district.

NEXT MEETING

The next Landmarks Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, February 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room at City Hall.

ADJOURN

At 8:20 p.m., Brad Porter made a motion to adjourn.  Vivian Talbot seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (6-0).

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Malinda Mitchell, Chair                                    Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary