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HomeMy Public PortalAboutMINUTES-PAAC- 2014.06.04docxCity of McCa11 Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes June 4, 2014-4:30 p.m. Legion Hall 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Bob Youde, Alison Foudy, and Claire Remsberg were present. Also present was Delta James, City Planner and Dennis Coyle, Parks and Recreation Director. • MINUTES APPROVAL Claire moved and Bob seconded a motion to approve the minutes from April 23, 2014 as presented. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES None were shared. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES "Before I Die..." public art project: Staff reported that the project was approved by City Council on April 24, 2014 and that the materials have been secured. Parks crew will install the project in Legacy Park before July 4, 2014. Urban Renewal District — Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the scope of the Fir Street improvements may be altered due to the City receiving the sidewalk connections grant and that the tree grate public art project may be best incorporated within the Alpine Playhouse / sidewalks connection grant to maximize available funds and align the artist selection process. Alpine Playhouse / sidewalk connections public art project: Staff reported that project construction and public art incorporation would likely happen in summer, 2015, so the call to artists and public art scope should be defined in fall 2014. MDHS Advanced Art Class — Railroad Ave retaining wall: The mural is almost complete and will be installed by the Parks crew before July 4, 2014. Rotary Park improvements: Staff reported that funding for public art for Rotary Park is on the funding contingency list for FY2014 Local Option Tax funding. Notification if funding availability will likely occur in early fall. Possible staging for the Lardo Bridge replacement within Rotary Park may also impact the timing of park improvements and public art installation. Lardo Bridge: Staff reported that the as the design of the Lardo Bridge replacement moves forward, it continues to include accommodation for future public artworks, including 6 artwork pedestals and electrical outlets at each pedestal. • FUNDING Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA) Cultural Facilities and Public Art Grant: Staff reported that the City has been awared $10,000 from the grant program to support public art as part of the sidewalk connections project near Alpine Playhouse. FY2014 City budget allocation: Staff reported that the $10,000 allocated for public art in the City's FY2014 budget has been dedicated to match for the ICA grant (see above). NEA Our Town Grant: Staff reported that the City will look into applying for this grant for public art on Lardo Bridge in 2015. This is a very competitive national large grant program, so the project will need to have wide community involvement to be successful. Staff has had preliminary discussions with the McCall Arts and Humanities Council to generate ideas for this project. ICA QuickFunds: Staff reminded the committee that the City is eligible to apply for up to $1500 to ICA for public art project or training. The grant must be matched 1:1. The committee discussed utilizing this grant to provide artistic elements in the Legacy Park boat ramp replacement project. Staff will look into the timing and feasibility of this idea. Alison reported that she and Cythia have been notified that a grant from the McCall - Donnelly Education Foundation has been awarded for a project with 2nd and 4th grade students to provide curriculum on public art and produce a final public art project. Possibly to be located within the City's bus shelters. • PUBLIC ART EDUCATION / ADVOCACY No new updates. • OTHER Next meeting date — staff will email out meeting date options for an late August meeting. • ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. Date: August 27, 2014 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair ttest: Delta ames City Planner Page 2