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HomeMy Public PortalAbout2013CityyCOof McCall MMUNITY DEVELOPMENT �- -- Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes December 4, 2013-4:30 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, Cynthia Dittmer and Barbara Nokes-Kwader were present. Also present were Delta James, City Planner and Dennis Coyle, Parks and Recreation Director. • MINUTES APPROVAL Barbara moved and Cynthia seconded a motion to approve the minutes from October 2, 2013, as presented. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES Staff shared an image of a public art bike rack made of bicycle parts in St. Louis. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES Urban Renewal District — Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the McCall Renewal Agency has approved funding to commission up to four unique designs for tree grate at up to $750 per design. The tree grates will be fabricated locally by Danny's Welding. It is anticipated that the Call to Artists would be issued in late January or February, with a goal of completing fabrication in the summer of 2014. Committee members then discussed the geographic area within which artists would be eligible to apply for this public art opportunity. The committee decided to open the Call to Artists to artists living within Valley, Adams and Idaho Counties. MDHS Advanced Art Class — Railroad Ave retaining wall: Cynthia presented the student's idea for an 8 ft. by 4 ft. mural on marine plywood that would slide into a channel iron frame mounted on the retaining wall. Murals could then be switched out within the frame in the future, as the mural weathers or as others are produced. The committee discussed the placement how the work would be viewed from passing traffic or pedestrians across the street and how snow plowing may impact the mural. Because of its design, the mural could be removed seasonally. Staff then reported on the recruited selection committee, which are: • Dave Peugh, Landscape Architect and Urban Renewal District board member • Kathy Muench, employee at Gravity Sports • Noreen Shanafelt, retired arts educator and artist • Jackie Aymon, City Council member • Marlene Bailey Students will present their mural proposals to the selection committee on Wednesday, December 18 at 2 p.m. The committee will select a top two or three proposals to be put forward to the community for comment, then reconvene to recommend a final design. The final design would then be approved by City Council. Rotary Park improvements — Dennis reported that the work on the retaining wall has begun. The retaining walls have been removed and work has stopped for the winter. It is expected that the project will be done in phases over three years. Staff discussed that the requested LOT funds for integrated public artworks within the project would likely become available late next year. Dennis will keep the committee informed regarding timing for possible public art selection process. Lardo Bridge — Staff reported that the bid documents for design/building of the bridge are complete and will provide for future public art opportunities by providing six sculpture bases, electrical and irrigation access, and increased load capacity on the north side with mounting bolts. How the bid estimates fit within ITD's budget will determine to what extent these public art amenities are constructed. • PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES The Committee discussed the "Before I Die..." interactive temporary public art project (see beforeidie.cc) that has been done in communities around the world. The committee unanimously agreed that the project should be done in McCall. Staff and committee members discussed possible locations including in front of Timbercrest Downtown, on the pump house in Legacy Park, on the blank wall of Paul's in the city parking lot, the City Hall Annex building, or as a moveable piece. The cost for the stencil kit is $125. One committee member offered to sponsor that cost and materials could be provided by the Parks and Rec Department. Staff will investigate the location possibilities and pursue City Council approval with a goal of making the project usable by July 4, 2014. • FUNDING NEA Our Town grant — Staff reported that the City intends to seek support for public art on the Lardo Bridge by submitting an application in January, 2015. FY2014 City budget allocation — Staff and committee members discussed how to utilize these funds to leverage grant funding for public artworks. Ideas included providing match for materials costs for the Railroad Ave retaining wall mural project (likely $150-$200) and integration of public art within the sidewalk near Alpine Playhouse, if the City is successful in obtaining the currently pending Community Choices grant for sidewalk connections within the Urban Renewal District. • PUBLIC ART EDU&ION / ADVOCACY Existing artwork information / brochure - Staff has created a draft brochure and public art locations map. Presentation / talking points — Barbara is in the process of drafting the talking points. Youth curriculum — Alison is in the process of drafting public art activities / info for youth. Film/lecture series — Claire will research possible films about public art. • OTHER Downtown Master Plan update — Staff reported that the Downtown Master Plan update was unanimously recommended for approval by the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission and includes strong language supporting public art in downtown and an action item to establish a Percent for Art ordinance that dedicates 1-2 percent of capital improvement projects to public artworks. Dennis discussed the City's Capital Improvement Plan efforts and timing for advocacy of a Percent for Art program. It is anticipated that the Downtown Master Plan update will move forward to City Council for adoption on December 19. Committee member were encouraged to attend to support the public art aspects of the plan. Page 2 Next meeting date — Third week of January — staff will email out meeting date options. • ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m. Date: January 29, 2014 Claire Remsberg / De PAAC Chair City Planner Attest: Page 3 City of McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes October 2, 2013-4:30 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, Claire Remsberg, Alison Foudy and Barbara Nokes-Kwader were present. Also present were Delta James, City Planner and Dennis Coyle, Parks and Recreation Director. • MINUTES APPROVAL Alison moved and Bob seconded a motion to approve the minutes from August 13, 2013, as presented. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES Barbara described a public art bench that she particularly liked during a recent trip to Scotland. Committee members discussed the top ten public artworks article from Seattle that was emailed by staff. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES Urban Renewal District — Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the idea for unique, artist -designed, tree grates has been presented to the Urban Renewal District board and that board members had asked staff to return with a specific proposal within the next month or two. Committee members recommended that staff propose that a public art selection process be used to create four different tree grate designs by local artists and fabricated locally. The approximate design cost for each would be $750, based upon recommendation by the Boise City Arts Commission. MDHS Art Club — Railroad Ave retaining wall: Staff reviewed a draft Call to Artists (Attachment A) for this public art opportunity to be opened to McCall -Donnelly High School students for temporary or permanent public art at the Railroad Avenue retaining wall site. Committee members recommended the following project selection committee representation: • Urban Renewal District — Dave Peugh (staff will recruit) • Area Business Owner —Gravity Sports, Hotel McCall, Mt. Monkey Business or other (staff will recruit) • Local artist (Claire will recruit) • City Council member — Jackie Aymon (staff will recruit) • Historic Preservation Committee member or Senior Center Board Member (staff will recruit) Rotary Park improvements — Dennis reported that the procurement process for the retaining wall replacement project has been worked out with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), so the project will begin soon. If funding allows, there may be funds to proceed with public art incorporated within the proposed picnic patio near the lake. Dennis will keep the committee informed regarding timing for possible public art selection process. FY2014 funding — Staff reported that City Councils adopted FY2014 budget includes $10,000 for public art maintenance and public art grant match. The committee will discuss priorities for use of these funds at its next meeting. Lardo Bridge — Staff reported that the bridge design will provide for future public art opportunities by providing six sculpture bases, electrical and irrigation access, and increased load capacity on the north side with mounting bolts. Construction of the bridge is expected to begin after Labor Day, 2014. Staff also reported that the City intends to submit a grant request (amount TBD) to the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program for funding to commission public artworks for the bridge, leveraging ITD's investment in the bridge. • PUBLIC ART EDUCTION / ADVOCACY Existing artwork information / brochure - Staff has created a draft brochure which is awaiting talking point text to be completed. Presentation / talking points — Barbara is in the process of drafting the talking points. Youth curriculum — Alison is in the process of drafting public art activities / info for youth. Staff will email Alison a copy of the draft brochure of existing artworks. Film/lecture series — Claire will research possible films about public art. • OTHER Downtown Master Plan update — Staff reported that the 3rd workshop series for the Downtown Master Plan update will occur October 30-31 and encouraged committee members to attend to help define public art opportunities. Next meeting date — December 4, 2013. • ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m. Date: December 4, 2013 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: Delta James City Planner Page 2 City of McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes June 5, 2013-4:30 p.m. McCall Public Library 218 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Bob Youde, Barbara Nokes Kwader, Claire Remsberg and Alison Foudy were present. Also present were Delta James, City Planner, Dennis Coyle, Parks & Recreation Director, and Public Art Management Team members Debra Facchin and Tracey Kindall. • MINUTES APPROVAL Barbara moved to approve the committee minutes of December 19, 2012 and March 20, 2013. Claire seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. • CHAIR / VICE -CHAIR ELECTIONS The committee tabled this item until the August 13, 2013 meeting. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES Staff and committee members shared examples of public art that they liked. • PUBLIC ART SITE PRIORITIES — URBAN RENEWAL DISTRICT Staff explained the boundaries of the McCall Urban Renewal District and outlined current and possible future projects within the District. The committee members then brainstormed and prioritized public art ideas within the District area. The top prioritized ideas included: o Wrap utility boxes with images o Mural or sculpture affixed to bike path retaining wall along Railroad Ave o Artist -designed tree grates within the upcoming Fir Street sidewalk project o Brown Park to Legacy Park pathway — sculptures along path and/or artworks within pathway surfacing o Artwork near Alpine Theatre to celebrate that cultural spot o Artwork within front area of Fairway Park to reference recreation The committee then directed staff to present these ideas to the McCall Redevelopment Agency. • PUBLIC ART EDUCATION / ADVOCACY The committee discussed the barriers regarding support for public art, which include: o Concerns regarding ongoing maintenance needs and costs o Funding for artworks, especially as a priority for public funds o Lack of knowledge of what public art is and can be, and its contribution to economic development The committee also brainstormed ways to "get the word out regarding the benefits and process for selection of public art, these included: o Presentations to community groups such as the McCall Redevelopment Agency, Chamber of Commerce, teacher groups, Rotary, etc. A ten -fifteen minute compiled presentation for committee members to use would be helpful in keeping the message consistent. Barbara will draft a one -page talking points document. o Hosting of a film/DVD series that highlights public art (i.e. TED talks), possibly in partnership with the McCall Arts and Humanities Council. Tracey and Claire will investigate film examples and showing opportunities. o Celebrate the existing public art collection via walking tours, brochures, youth educational curriculum. Staff will compile info about existing public artworks and Alison will help create a youth oriented document. o Survey or interviews of community members to ask them what public artworks they would like to see. Staff reminded the committee about the public art planning process done by Karen Bubb that included a similar inquiry. • OTHER o Downtown Master Plan update — staff provided an update of the Downtown Master Plan update process and encouraged committee members to take the survey on the City's web site. o Next meeting — August 13, 2013 • ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjoumed at 6:15 p.m. Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: Delt City Planner PUBLIC ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE March 20, 2013 Minutes Page 2 City of McCall COMMUNRY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes August 13, 2013-4:30 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, Claire Remsberg, Cynthia Dittmer and Alison Foudy were present. Also present was Delta James, City Planner. • MINUTES APPROVAL Bob moved to approve the committee minutes of June 5, 2013, as presented. Alison seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. CHAIR / VICE -CHAIR ELECTIONS Bob moved to elect Claire as committee chair and Alison as vice -chair. Cynthia seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES Claire shared that she had recently been to Sisters, Oregon, and was impressed by the quilt murals in that community. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT PRIORITIES Staff reported that staff presented the committee's prioritized ideas for public art within the Urban Renewal District to the district's board and that board members particularly liked the idea of commissioning unique tree grates within the planned improvements to Fir Street. Staff will follow up with the Urban Renewal District Board in the coming months to confirm funding for public art tree grates. Committee members then brainstormed other possible public art project ideas: o Youth artwork and/or poetry within the bus shelters o Showing public art as part of community web cam(s) o Public art associated with eventual upgrade of breakwater structures near marina • PUBLIC ART EDUCATION / ADVOCACY The committee discussed identified strategies to educate the community about the value of public art, including: o Brochure of existing public art — staff circulated a draft brochure identifying locations of existing public artwork within McCall. Staff will also be working with the City's GIS Specialist to survey the locations of the artworks for future placement on the online GIS map, Smartphone apps (like the Chamber is developing), etc. The draft brochure is awaiting talking points to be inserted before it is finalized. o Youth curriculum — Alison is working on developing this and asked staff to forward brochure draft for photos and locations. o Film / lectures — Claire is researching possibilities. o Talking points about the value of public art — Barbara was tasked with this item. o Annual report to City Council —will occur in May, 2014. " OTHER o Downtown Master Plan update  Staff reminded the committee that the next series of public input workshops for the Downtown Master Plan will be held August 22-23. The consultant team will present ideas for downtown street sections and lakeshore improvements. Committee members were encouraged to attend and provide ideas for integration of public artworks within the presented street section options. o Next meeting  October 2, 2013 " ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. Date: October 2, 2013 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: City Planner PUBLIC ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE March 20, 2013 Minutes Page 2