January 27, 2016

Minutes of the Centerville City Landmarks Commission meeting held Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Centerville City Hall, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah in the Administrative Conference Room.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Malinda Mitchell, was excused at 7:55 p.m.
Brian Plummer, Chair
Brad Porter
Jeanne Randall
Vivian Talbot

MEMBERS ABSENT
Royce Allen
Daniel Loewen

STAFF PRESENT
Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner
Stephanie Ivie, City Council Liaison
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

ELECT CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR FOR THE LANDMARKS COMMISSION

Vivian Talbot made a motion to nominate Brian Plummer as chair of the Landmarks Commission. Malinda Mitchell seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Malinda Mitchell made a motion to nominate Jeanne Randall as vice chair of the Landmarks Commission.  Vivian Talbot seconded seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

UPDATE ON THE NEW CENTERVILLE DEUEL CREEK HISTORIC DISTRICT

Incentives
The Landmarks Commission expressed appreciation to Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, for his work in representing the Commission to the City Council on the Centerville Deuel Creek Historic District. The City Council approved the Zoning Ordinance for the historic district on December 15, 2015. The new Ordinance allows for a 25 percent reduction of building fees for those homes that qualify within the residential area of the district. The City Council would like the Commission to review the financial impact from the other incentives also. The total impact from the 25 percent incentive would be $3, 128.03, which is .04 percent of the total revenue.

Commercial Properties
The City Council is concerned that if commercial properties along Main Street were allowed to have incentives, it may be too much of a financial impact. The Commission agreed on a 25 percent impact fee incentive for commercial properties.

What is the next step?    
The Landmarks Commission discussed ways to market the new Centerville Deuel Creek Historic District to the neighborhood.  Ideas are:

•    Signage as you come into the neighborhood.
•    Kiosk – grant money is not allowed for kiosks. Perhaps an Eagle Scout could make a kiosk. Make a walking trail, along with the Trails Committee, that would go through the historic district. Perhaps the Parks and Recreation Department could be a part of this project also.
•    Logo design competition within the city, and have the citizens in the historic district decide what the logo will be.  This competition will need to be advertised in the next City newsletter and on the website.
•    Block party with the historic district as part of the fall social.

Chair Brian Plummer made a motion to send a letter to the City Council stating the minimal impact on the new incentive program, and encourage them to amend Chapter 12-49 to add in the incentives for residential and commercial properties. Findings:

1. Commercial and residential properties receive 25 percent incentive on new development.
2. Approval of the step tier proposal.

Brad Porter seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Vivian Talbot made a motion to publicize the request for a slogan for the new Centerville Deuel Creek Historic District, and that the information for this competition be advertised in the City newsletter and on the City website. Brian Plummer seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

DISCUSS 2016 PROJECTS AND WORKING CALENDAR

The Commission discussed having the Home Tour, Historic District Block Party, and the Landmarks Commission combined into one activity.

Chair Brian Plummer made a motion to accept the Landmarks Commission calendar with the changes noted. Jeanne Randall seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

CLG GRANT PROJECT IDEAS (APRIL 1, 2016 – AUGUST 31, 2017)

The Smoot Home has been approved for the National Historic Register, and a plaque should be made for this building. The Randall Gas Station is to be demolished at some point in the future, as part of the City Hall/Founders Park Master Plan.  The Commission approved doing a National Register Nomination for Randall Gas Station.

The Commission discussed the possibility of a demolition ordinance for Centerville. Such an ordinance would be on a voluntary basis that would allow the Commission time to take pictures and document the structure before it is demolished. This item will be discussed at a future date.

At 7:55 p.m., Malinda Mitchell was excused from the meeting.

The Commission approved doing an intensive level survey on an additional home to be chosen at a later meeting.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Program.

NEXT MEETING

The next Landmarks Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room at City Hall.

ADJOURN

At 8:00 p.m., Vivian Talbot made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chair Brian Plummer seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (4-0).

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Brian Plummer, Chair                                                 Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary