Chairperson Deibert called the meeting to order at .
PRESENT: Ernie Bedford,
Jacinth Black, Donald Deibert, Tim Lichtenwald,
Richard Osburn, Sue MacKellar
ABSENT: Terri Applegate
OTHERS PRESENT: Daryl
Approval of the
Minutes of the Regular Meeting on
It was moved by Osburn and seconded by Lichtenwald
that the minutes from the regular meeting of
The motion passed unanimously.
Certificate of Appropriateness
doors to create a rear exit and construct a new 10 ft. by 10 ft. wood deck
in the rear yard.
Daryl Poprave showed the location of the property on an aerial map and it is within the historic district. The petitioner is Terri Applegate and she would like to replace windows with a French door and put in a porch similar to the one in the front of the house. A certificate of appropriateness is required prior to construction. The standards used for review are federal and local guidelines. Care should be taken by the applicant that future occupants can remove the deck so it should be free standing. The deck should not be blocked off and painted to match. Staff would recommend that this certificate of appropriateness be approved.
S. MacKellar stated that Terri has been a good influence and this will be good for her property.
It was moved by S. MacKellar and supported by J. Black. The motion passed unanimously.
D Deibert stated that they had discussions about adding lighting and signs to the districts consistent to the architect period. They heard back from City Council that it was their view that these type of changes would not normally be done so therefore, there would be an assessment to the district and that will be a topic of further discussion as time goes on. They will discuss that tonight. He suggested that the residents that live in the district put a letter together and submit it to the City Council.
1. Sign – The last time we talked about it there was a discussion about a cost effective way to put a sign together.
They were waiting for the Wayfinding signs to show up and that was funded by Entranceways Initiative Task Force. The signs are the modern Alden B. Dow style. The group should try to get some private funding for a sign for the district. The commissioners should drive around town and see the signs. Some of the signs do recognize the historic district. They should try to match one of the colors on the entranceway signs. They would also like a logo on the sign and that will require some work. They should bring back some examples in July. They voted on a style of street signs at the last meeting. Sue will continue to work on that. They should use a historic color and maybe the green they are using in the Wayfinding signs.
J. Black stated that the green might
be too close to a street sign. Maybe the
green might blend in with the trees and not be as visible. There was a historically color that was
D Poprave can bring in some different colors. There will be limitations on the colors.
S. MacKellare asked if they will they need approval to change them?
They can get a recommendation from this board at the July meeting. Daryl will send out the colors to the residents in the packet for the July meeting. They are involving the residents.
D. Deibert is trained with
Sue asked if they are available to apply for a grant with the signs, lighting or the video project. They seem to come up to a brick wall because of funding. Maybe if they had a grant to help with some of these things instead of going to the district and asking for an assessment because it would benefit the whole community.
Is the city willing to do the signage? They will put an estimate together. The signs are what is going to take the most money.
R Osburn - do they need permission from City Council to apply for funding?
D. Poprave stated that he will talk to Jan McGuire about the procedure for funding.
If they are going to send a letter to the residents about the signage, should they also ask the residents if they would like to be in the video? Terri has contacted the residents.
D. Deibert and
a. Terri Applegate’s commission position is open.
Daryl did send out a letter with the agenda to all 24 properties in the disrict stating he was looking for a resident to be on the board. One person did respond. It is a historic soceity representatives. Gary Skory will sponsor that individual.
Dick asked if they could send a thank you to Terri Applegate.
In your packet you have the flier, Downtown Midland is sponoring the seminar. There is a cost and there is limited seating so they would like you to RSVP.
The Certificate of Appropriateness was issued by staff for a brick patio and landscaping in the back yard. It was a great beautification project.
J. Black asked if anyone was interested in attending the Michigan Historic Preservationconference. Mr. Osburn went last year. This is the conference we get the most out of. This is a good training opportunity.
It was moved by R. Osburn and seconded by
Hearing no further business, the Chair adjourned the meeting at .