HDC MEMBERS PRESENT:
ABSENT: Tim Lichtenwald (excused), & Karen Sherman
OTHERS PRESENT: Cheri Standfest, Community Development Specialist and one other
Approval of the Minutes of the Special
A motion was made by Donna Gross and seconded by Sue MacKellar to table the approval of the Minutes of the
Special Meeting of
A motion was made by Sue MacKellar,
seconded by Terri Applegate, to approve the Minutes of the Special Meeting of
Election of Officers
It was moved by Donna Gross and seconded by Sue MacKellar to nominate Terri Applegate for Chairperson. Sue MacKellar was nominated for Vice Chair by Donna Gross, seconded by Terri Applegate. Hearing no additional nominations, the chairman closed the nominations. All members voted in support.
There were no public comments.
Ms. Standfest reported the resolution going
to City Council for Monday night’s meeting is to schedule a public hearing for
The HDC reviewed the new proposed guidelines and made minor changes. A motion to approve the guidelines with the changes was made by Randy Swierzbin, seconded by Sue MacKellar. All members were in support of the motion.
The Commission feels the new guidelines will work better than the old, as they are easier to read and understand. They are directed at some of the problems that have occurred in the past and have been made more specific. They will simplify the process for the homeowners in the District. They will also address the problems SHPO had with the previous document, this revision giving the HDC final approval authority.
Under the new guidelines, the majority of Certificates of Appropriateness (C of A) can be approved by staff, or they are minor classes of work. This revision is in graphic form and is alphabetized. It helps the HDC because it cuts down the number of questions for them. It gets rid of many pages of definitions and descriptions. It will be easier for both the HDC and the homeowners in the District to understand.
The HDC need to get the official approval from SHPO and then City Council. Following these actions, the new guidelines will be distributed to property owners in the District and anyone else in the community who might be interested in them. The Commission also is working to develop a list of resources for homeowners to use when researching the style of their homes.
Terri Applegate will prepare a brief statement for the City Council meeting on Monday night and as many from the HDC as possible will attend the public hearing on August 9th.
There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at
Community Development Specialist
MINUTES ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL APPROVED BY