• By Albert Depew

03-14-13 HRC Agenda with Supporting Materials

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 3:00 P.M.


Please note: Witnesses wishing to have their complete testimony/handouts included in the permanent record of this meeting should provide a written or electronic copy to the secretary.  Minutes of the meeting are produced in a summary format and are not verbatim.


A.        Call to Order and Determination of Quorum                                                                                        


B.        Modification of Agenda:   Agenda Management Notice – Items on the agenda may be taken out of order; the public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the public body may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

C.        Disclosures:  Any members of the Commission that may wish to explain any contact with the public regarding an item on the agenda or business of the Commission.


D.        Public Comments:  Members of the public who wish to address the Commission may approach the podium at this time to speak on matters relevant to or within the authority of the Historic Resources Commission.  Comments are limited to three minutes per person topic.  If your item requires extended discussion, please request the chairman to calendar the matter for a future meeting.  In order for members of the public to participate in the Commission’s consideration of a public hearing item on this agenda, the Commission strongly encourages members of the public to comment on the agenda item when the particular item is being discussed by the Commission.  No commission discussion or action may be taken on a matter raised under this public comment portion of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.

E.         Action on Approval of Minutes

F.         Public Hearing Matters The following items are scheduled for a public hearing.  The Chairman will read the Agenda listing into the public record.  Staff will present a summary of the staff report and recommendations, including any updated information that was received after the date when staff reports were distributed.  The Commission will follow with questions of staff.  At that time, the Chairman will open the hearing to public testimony.  Normally, the applicant and/or their representative are permitted to speak first, followed by Commission questions.  This will be followed by the Chairman requesting comments from the public at large.  If you wish to speak on a particular item, please limit your comments to three (3) minutes and be as brief and concise as possible so that all who wish to speak may do so.  Do not repeat the position of others who express the same views as you.  The Chairman has the right to establish time limits for comments and to allow for rebuttal.  In order to be part of the administrative record regarding an appeal of an item, you must present your comments at the podium or have previously sent correspondence to the Planning Division or spoken to staff regarding an item on this agenda.

F-1   Discussion only regarding Historic District directional and wayfinding signs. (Patrick Pittenger, Public Works Transportation Manager)


Summary: The HRC requested an update and discussion with the Transportation Division regarding the status of discussions with NDOT regarding Historic District signs on the freeway and other wayfinding and directional signs within and around the District. 

F-2   HRC-12-138  For Possible Action Regarding the 2013 Carson City Historic Preservation Award application for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. 

Staff summary:  This purpose of this item is to allow the HRC a forum to discuss, select and recognize significant preservation efforts in Carson City in celebration of Historic Preservation  Month of May.

F-3   HRC-13-020  Action to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a Proclamation declaring the month of May as National Preservation Month. 

Staff summary:  National Historic Preservation Month was designed to raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to protect and enhance our homes, neighborhoods and communities.  The National Trust designated the month of May as National Preservation Month. This year’s theme is “See it. Save it. Celebrate it.”

F-4   HRC-12-028 Discussion only regarding an update of the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant for 2012.   (Lee Plemel)


Staff summary:  Planning Division staff will provide the HRC and the general public with an update of the 2012 Historic Preservation Fund grant # 32-12-41935(1).

F-5   HRC-13-005  (Continued from February 14, 2013 meeting)  For Possible Action:  To provide direction to staff regarding the applicability of Historic District standards to freestanding flag poles per the Carson City Municipal Code, Section 18.06.015, Procedure for Proposed Project, and other applicable Historic District standards.


Staff summary:  Staff would like direction from the Historic Resources Commission on whether or not flag poles should require HRC approval, administrative approval, or be exempt per the provisions of the Carson City Municipal Code.

F-6  For Possible Action:  To recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of a resolution dated January 25, 2013, requesting the State of Nevada to preserve the decommissioned Nevada State Prison as an historic place without obligating Carson City to any financial commitments for this effort until the State of Nevada and its community partners have developed a comprehensive plan, including projected costs for the prison’s historic preservation and its future uses.  (Vern Krahn, Park Planner and Tom Porada, of NSP Preservation Society)                   


Staff Summary:  Assemblyman Pete Livermore is requesting City support of a Nevada State Prison Preservation Society's resolution for the State of Nevada to preserve the decommissioned Nevada State Prison as an historic place.  Staff supports the proposed resolution provided there is no financial commitment by the City at this time.   


G.        Staff Reports (non-action items)

G-1      - Planning Division staff report to the Historic Resources Commission. (Lee Plemel)

            - Commissioner reports/comments

            - Future agenda items


H.     Public Comments Members of the public who wish to address the Commission may approach the podium at this time to speak on any matter not specifically included on the agenda as an action item.  Comments are limited to three minutes per person or topic.  No action may be taken on a matter raised under this public comment portion of the agenda.  


K.        Action on Adjournment


NOTE: The Historic Resources Commission is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance.  If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Planning Division, in writing at 108 E. Proctor Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 or call 887-2180 as soon as possible.



The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room, 851 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada  89701.


BEFORE 5:00 P.M. ON MARCH 7, 2013
Carson City Library - 900 N. Roop Street
Community Center, Sierra Room - 851 E. William Street
Planning Division – 108 E. Proctor Street
Carson City Hall - 201 N. Carson Street


Also find this agenda posted on the City’s Website at:  www.carson.org/agendas