MINUTES OF THE QUARTERLY MEETING OF

THE WEST MAIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

THAT TOOK PLACE ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2004,

AT 7:00 P.M. IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS,

CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

Roll Call.

HDC MEMBERS PRESENT: Terri Applegate, Harold Filipiak, Donna Gross, Tim Lichtenwald, Sue MacKellar, Karen Sherman and Randy Swierzbin (late)

ABSENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: Jon Lynch, Assistant City Manager and five others.

Approval of the Minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of January 28, 2004

The minutes of January 28, 2004, were approved as corrected.

A motion was made by Sue MacKellar and seconded by Donna Gross to rearrange agenda and put item 3b first.

All in support.

Certificates of Appropriateness

Heidi Roberson, 605 W. Main Street. Remove carport and add a 2-story addition.

William Storey a licensed builder and future father-in-law of Heidi Roberson recently sold a historic home in Saginaw. There is asbestos siding on the home now and cedar shingles above the first floor too. The lap siding under the first floor is beyond repair. The carport ceiling is coming down right now. The windows being replaced will be sash and track. The existing frames will be retained. Damaged wood will be replaced. They plan to install vinyl siding on the first floor area. They are not going to do the addition. They will enclose the rear porch to create an entry. Some of the columns need to be replaced. The replacement windows will be white and the trim will also be white. An old chimney would be removed.

The Commission had no problems with the removal of the carport and siding, two car garage with second story addition, an 8 x 8 porch enclosure and to install aluminum clad white windows.

A motion was made by Terri Applegate and seconded by Donna Gross to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with the following:

 

        Remove carport and siding

        Garage two car with second story addition as presented

        8 x 8 porch enclosed

        Install aluminum clad windows white

        Gutters for garage on front and back

        Addition of AC compressor

        Bathroom vent to backside of roof

        Removal of chimney

        Concrete driveway added

        Replacements into existing window frames

        Color gray with white trim

 

Revisions Accepted

        Replacement of cedar shingles may be replaced

        Wood porch pillars may be replaced and would like to have a single door on the rear of the garage

        All garage doors will have top lights

        Utilization of vinyl siding as presented approved

 

All in support.

Randy and Terri Applegate, 109 Ripley Street. Add a 2-story addition.

Randy and Terri Applegate would like to add a wrap around porch. The original structure looks odd and an approach is to get the addition to be historically correct. They will use wood clapboard siding all the way around. The windows are 30 x 170 with six over six light. The house used to be where the centennial park is now. It had a fire and was divided into two parts and the left half is the house at 109 Ripley Street.

 

The Commission had no objections to the project.

A motion was made by Sue MacKellar and seconded by Harold Filipiak to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness in reference to the attached letter submitted by Randy and Terri Applegate received on May 28, 2004 in the Planning Department.

All in support.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Old/New Business

 

Randy Swierzbin stated that representatives of the Historic District Commission attended a meeting with State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on April 16, 2004, to review acceptable language. SHPO had a problem with the text proposed and would not be eligible for tax credits. The Historic District Commission has final authority and would delegate minor classes of work to staff. A proposal for revised standards would make it more user friendly, include more details and include the use of staff.

 

A motion was made by Donna Gross and seconded by Terri Applegate at 10:00 p.m. to extend the meeting to 10:30 p.m.

 


The vote proceeded as follows:

 

YEA: Applegate, Gross, Lichtenwald, MacKellar and Swierzbin

NAYS: Sherman

ABSENT: Filipiak

 

A motion was made by Terri Applegate and seconded by Donna Gross to accept the standards and mail to SHPO.

 

All in support.

 

In other business, Sue MacKellar stated that there was a display for National Historic Preservation week at the Historic Museum.

 

Adjourn

There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 10:21 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jon Lynch,

Assistant City Manager

 

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