Building Committee Report 3/11/19
1. Call to Order/Roll Call
Mr. Minish called the meeting
to order at 5:34 p.m.
Members present: Gary Minish, Tom McAlister, Martha Barberio, Kaitlin
Pabo-Eulberg, Richard Dunkin, Nate Duval, City of Valdez Capital Facilities
Staff present: Patricia Relay, Andrew Goldstein, Faith Revell and
2. Introduction of Guests:
3. Public Business from the
4. Old Business:
a.) 2018 Site Selection Process
Revisited: Ms. Relay first acknowledged the Memorandum of Understanding between
the City of Valdez and the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive to jointly fund
a new museum facility that was passed by the City Council at its February 19,
2019 meeting. She noted two key points of site selection and fundraising; then
gave background on the previous site selection process that took place a little
over one year ago. She introduced Nate Duval who gave a comprehensive summary
based on the 5 previously highest ranked sites:
Hill, north of Civic Center
No Name Pizza/former 3 Bears
Pipeline Club to Napa
Luke Horning skate park and ice
rink, including snow lot.
Mr. Duval said of all those
sites only two are still considered available:
Hill, north of Civic Center
After committee reviewed all
the original 16 sites under consideration, including the top 5, there were 5
new potential sites recommended for evaluation:
Pioneer Commercial Subdivision
across from Old Town Burger–owner Port Valdez
Mineral Creek Subdivision,
corner lot of Galena and Hazelet–owner Port Valdez
RV Park on the waterfront at
the end of cannery row–owner City of Valdez
Bayside RV Park across from the
Totem–owner wants to sell
Parking lot across from the
Board Room Bar–owner City of Valdez
General discussion covered the pros and cons of each site,
including size, location, view, accessibility and compatibility with Museum
planning–with first and foremost being how a size suits overall community
support and vision for the new facility. Following that discussion the
committee re-evaluated the criteria and decided change the weight for all
categories with this result:
and Vision 20 pts.
Compatibility 20 pts.
cost terms 15 pts.
Development costs 13 pts.
physical environment 12 pts.
It was decided
that before we begin a community outreach strategy, the group must re-evaluate
the sites, old and new, which Nate will integrate in the Excel sheet. Responses
are due by March 28 and the Building Committee will meet on April 4, 5:30 pm at
the Museum to identify the top 5 sites we want to put forward to the Community.
Outreach Strategy and Plan: The goal is to go to where people are. We cannot
expect people to come to us. Ms. Lynn provided a down and dirty marketing
strategy, but first we need to prepare the materials that educate the community
on the need. Mrs. Pabo-Eulberg stated that she would be available to help. The
community outreach, prior to the work session would go through the Fly in.
Session with Council: The goal is to convene a work session with Council in Mid
may. We want to be able to go to the work session and confidently state that we
have xx% of support to move forward with a new museum and xx location.
Museum Building Committee, April 4, 2019 5:30 p.m. Egan Commons
no further business before the committee, Mr. Dunkin moved to adjourn the
meeting at 7:00 p.m. and it was seconded by Ms. Barberio. Discussion: None.
Vote: All members present voted to approve, none opposed. Motion carried.