MINUTES OF THE QUARTERLY MEETING OF

THE WEST MAIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

THAT TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2003,

AT 7:30 P.M. IN CONFERENCE ROOM A,

CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

Roll Call.

HDC MEMBERS PRESENT:   Harold Filipiak, Donna Gross, Sue MacKellar, Ed Saunders and Karen Sherman

ABSENT:                                     Terri Applegate (attending the State Historic Preservation Conference) and Randy Swierzbin, each excused.

OTHERS PRESENT:                 Mark Ostgarden, Secretary and three others

           

Approval of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of February 27, 2003.

      The minutes of February 27, 2003, were approved as submitted.

Certificates of Appropriateness

Sandra Clark, 615 W. Main Street.   Window Replacement.

Sandra Clark desires to replace an existing bay window on the southerly side of the original Carriage House.  The window opening and appearance will remain the same except that the current bay window has four openable windows (two on the sides and two on the front, which will be stationary.  The existing window has divided lights and the new window will also have divided lights, which will give the same appearance.  The window is the same type that was approved when the original house addition was approved.  The window cladding will be brown.

The Commission had no problems with the new window.  It thought the replacement will recreate the existing appearance in an economical and serviceable manner. 

A motion was made by Karen Sherman and seconded by a Harold Filipiak to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness.

All in support.

Bob and Dianne Maughon601 W. Main Street

The Maughon’s plan to repaint (stain) the exterior of the house, the detached carport and the fence.  Color samples from an historical palate were provided.  The colors have but no historical significance for the structure.  They are colors the homeowners desire and colors, which they think will better highlight the architectural details. They also think the colors would be in keeping with the neighborhood.


The Commission thought so too.  They think the colors are appropriate, will enhance the architectural details and are in keeping with the neighborhood.

A motion was made by Karen Sherman and seconded by Donna Gross to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness.

All in support.

Public Comments.

There were no public comments.

Old/New Business

Status Report on the Amendments to the West Main Street Historic District Guidelines and Standards.

The secretary reported that the State Historical Preservation Office have not provided responds to the proposed amendments to the review process. The amendments have not yet been reviewed by the SHPO counsel.  The secretary distributed copies of the review process in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The Raleigh information was provided by the SHPO and their process gives significant staff authority to review minor classes of work. 

In other new business, National Preservation Week is May 5-12, 2003.  The Commission is not interested in participating this year, but would be interested next year.  Sue MacKellar thought a collaborative effort with the Historical Society should be discussed.

Terri Applegate was attending the State conference in Kalamazoo that is why she was not in attendance at the meeting.

 

Adjourn

There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mark Ostgarden, AICP, CFM

Secretary

 

MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE WEST MAIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION.