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<br /> - M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> City Council Chamber <br /> December 10, 1984 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Brian Obie, Cynthia Wooten, Ruth Bascom, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Richard Hansen, Freeman Holmer, Emily Schue. <br /> Regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was <br /> called to order by His Honor Mayor Gus Keller. <br /> I. PUBLIC HEARING <br /> A. Historic Preservation Program Code Amendments (memo, <br /> background information distributed <br /> City Manager Micheal Gleason introduced the agenda item. Jerry Jacobson of <br /> the Planning Department presented the staff report. He said the <br /> reorganization of the historic preseryation program would streamline the <br /> program to respond to the City's reduced funding. He reviewed the Historic <br /> Review Board (HRB) and Planning Commission consideration of the <br /> reorganization which would reduce the number of public hearings required by <br /> the regulatory process, provide for loans to be handled administratively, <br /> tit change the compo- sition of the HRB, and provide detailed procedures for <br /> notification and appeals. He noted the Council would be removed from the <br /> regulatory process which involves landmark designation, moving and <br /> demolition of historic land- marks, and removal of landmark status. HRB <br /> members would continue to be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the <br /> Council. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Division recommended adoption of <br /> the reorganization plan. <br /> Answering questions, Mr.Jacobson said the Planning Commission will be the <br /> final authority in the historic review process, but the council can initiate <br /> landmark designation and historic preservation projects. Ms. Decker of the <br /> Planning Department said a person with interest and experience in public <br /> relations should be on the HRB because the planning staff does not have the <br /> time or expertise to properly promote the public involvement and education <br /> component of the historic program. <br /> Mayor Keller opened the public hearing. <br /> Carole Daly, 1609 Washington, is Director of the Lane County Museum and a <br /> member of the HRB. She urged the council to adopt the recommendations. <br /> Mayor Keller closed the public hearing because there were no other requests <br /> to testi fy. <br /> Responding to Councilor Obie's suggestion that Council consideration of the <br /> - reorganization be postponed to January, Mr. Jacobson said the HRB has only <br /> two members and some people are waiting to act on historic preservation <br /> applications. The matter was scheduled for consideration by the council on <br /> December 12. <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council December 10, 1984 Page 1 <br />