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<br />~ <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />( <br />i <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Joplin/Seeger Room--Community Conference Center <br /> <br />May 14, 1990 <br />5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Mayor Jeff Miller, Emily Schue, Ruth Bascom, Shawn <br />Boles, Freeman Holmer, Roger Rutan, Debra Ehrman. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: Rob Bennett and Bobby Green. <br /> <br />The adjourned meeting of May 9, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was called <br />to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> <br />I. WEST UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT <br /> <br />Mayor Miller said that his membership on the Northwest Christian College <br />(NCC) Board of Trustees creates the perception of a conflict of interest and <br />indicated that he would not be present when council takes action on this <br />issue. <br /> <br />Teresa Bishow, Planning and Development Department, summarized the goals of <br />the West University Neighborhood Conservation and Development Project and its <br />relationship to Statewide Goal 5 with regard to historic resources. She said <br />that the two main project goals were: 1) to identify any conflicts for <br />preserving historic resources in this neighborhood and 2) create a mechanism <br />for the State Historic Preservation Office to determine how Eugene might best <br />manage its historic properties in accordance with the Statewide Goal 5 re- <br />quirements. <br /> <br />Ms. Bishow said that the City has conducted a survey of historic properties <br />in the West University area neighborhood. Results of this survey revealed <br />that out of 423 historic properties, 24 were ranked primary historic resourc- <br />es, which means they represent the highest quality of historic resources in <br />that location. An additional 99 properties were ranked as secondary resourc- <br />es and 218 properties were deemed as contributing resources or properties <br />which contribute to the historic character of an area. <br /> <br />Responding to a question from Mr. Holmer, Ms. Bishow noted that the State <br />does not require inclusion of the contributing properties within its Goal 5 <br />regulation. <br /> <br />In ranking the importance that given historic properties provide to an area, <br />Mr. Boles asked whether consideration was given to natural clusters of con- <br />tributing properties which, in aggregate, might be considered primary re- <br />sources. Ms. Bishow explained that the Historic Review Board (HRB) did <br />consider clusters of contributing properties as more significant than single <br />contributing structures. She noted that it was difficult for the HRB to <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br />Dinner/Work Session <br /> <br />May 14, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />