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11-07-18 SMDRB1 SOUTH MESQUITE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD 2 3 Following are the minutes of the South Mesquite Design Review Board meeting held on 4 November 7, 2018 in 2007-A at City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. 5 6 MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert Williams 7 Ernie Campos 8 David Chavez 9 Tony Dahlin 10 Faith Hutson 11 12 STAFF PRESENT: Sara Gonzales, CLC Planner 13 Larry Nichols, Community Development 14 Becky Baum, RC Creations, LLC, Recording Sec. 15 16 I. CALL TO ORDER (6:00) 17 18 Chair Williams called the meeting to order. 19 20 II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - October 3, 2018 21 22 There were no changes to the minutes from the October 3, 2018 meeting. It was 23 moved, seconded, and passed unanimously to accept the minutes as 24 presented. 25 26 Larry Nichols suggested changing to summary minutes for South Mesquite Design 27 Review Board. It was moved and seconded to change to summary 28 minutes. The motion passed 4:1. Members Williams, Campos, Chavez, 29 and Hutson voted aye. Member Dahlin voted nay. 30 31 III. NEW BUSINESS - NONE 32 33 IV. DISCUSSION OF OTHER ITEMS 34 35 1. Status on brochure. 36 37 The Board examined and discussed the sample draft brochure created by Member 38 Hutson. The process, variances, codes, costs and timing were discussed 39 as well as including website addresses in the brochure. 40 41 Joe Coronado arrived in the meeting to discuss improvements he has made to his 42 property at 340 N. Campo Street that he was informed are not in 43 compliance. Sara Gonzales instructed him to submit an application and 44 attend the next meeting on December 5th. She invited him to her office 45 during the week to start the process. 46 1 1 Discussion continued on the brochure. Members agreed the brochure should be in 2 color and include photos of some of the properties in the District, 3 information on the benefits of being in a historic district, arranging the 4 information in a logical order as the reader opens the brochure, and 5 frequently asked questions. Division of labor was discussed to produce 6 the brochure, membership in the Board, and logos. 7 8 2. Update on items discussed on October 3, 2018 9 10 Sara Gonzales examined the last meeting's minutes for the information that was 11 needed. She discussed State and City grants and programs available to 12 property owners in the Historic District. She suggested adding contact 13 information for these things into the brochure. Community Action Agency 14 of Las Cruces was discussed in regard to helping people rehabilitate their 15 historic homes. Ms. Gonzales reported the results of the Board's work 16 session and how the staff can help with the Board's outreach activities. 17 The survey of the neighborhood is not budgeted for this year but it is 18 possible that it can be included in the next fiscal year. The information on 19 adobe information is included in the Building Code and the link, title, and 20 chapter are included in Ms. Gonzales' report. She requested that 21 Members e-mail all questions so that she can provide information. Asking 22 for funding for a survey from the State was discussed and Senator 23 Steinborn possibly may help obtain it. SHPO might provide an estimate of 24 how much funding will be needed. Members and staff agreed to do 25 research and bring a proposal to the next meeting. 26 27 Member Hutson suggested producing an annual fiesta and passing out the brochure at 28 that time. Funding, timing of the possible fiesta, and organizations that 29 may participate was discussed. 30 31 V. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 32 33 There was none. 34 35 VI. ADJOURNMENT (6:58) 36 37 There is definitely one case for the next meeting, possibly two. The meeting was 38 adjourned. 39 40 41 42 43 1 ���'�^'I✓ 44 Chairperson 2