MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF

THE WEST MAIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008,

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

CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

Chairperson Deibert called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

 

1. Roll Call

PRESENT: Ernie Bedford, Jacinth Black, Donald Deibert, Tim Lichtenwald, Mike Storey, Richard Osburn

ABSENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: Daryl Poprave, Deputy Planning Director

2. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting on July 25, 2007

It was moved by Richard Osburn and seconded by Ernie Bedford that the minutes from the regular meeting of July 25, 2007 be approved as presented.

The motion passed unanimously.

3. Election of Officers

Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for fiscal year 2008-2009

It was moved by Donald Deibert and seconded by Richard Osburn that Jacinth Black be appointed Chairperson for fiscal year 2008-2009. The motion passed unanimously.

It was moved by Donald Deibert and seconded by Tim Lichtenwald that Richard Osburn be appointed as Vice Chair for fiscal year 2008-2009. The motion passed unanimously.

 

4. Minor Certificate of Appropriateness

None

 

5. Public Comments (not related to agenda items)

 

None

 

 

 

6. Old Business

 

None

7. New Business

1. Review minor Certificate of Appropriateness issued in 2007 and 2008.

 

Staff explained the memo detailing the minor Certificates of Appropriateness issued in the District between August 2007 to July 2008. (See attached staff memorandum dated July 15, 2008.)

 

2. Commissioner Vacancy Update.

 

Staff explained that City Council would soon be interviewing a replacement commissioner for the position formerly held by Sue MacKellar.

 

3. District residents feedback survey

 

It was noted that a major revision of procedures for application for major and minor certificates of appropriatness occurred in 2002. Jacinth Black asked if there had been any feedback from residents since the change. Hearing that no feedback had been received, she suggested that a questionnaire be sent to the residents. After a brief discussion which indicated a consensus of commissioners, Chairman Deibert instructed staff to prepare a draft survey and send it to the members via e-mail for review and approval. This survey will be distributed prior to the next meeting (in October) so that the HDC can examine resident feedback.

 

8. Adjournment

It was moved by Ernie Bedford and seconded by Richard Osburn to adjourn the meeting. Hearing no further business, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:24 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Daryl Poprave, AICP, CFM

Secretary


THE WEST MAIN STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

STAFF MEMORANDUM

 

DATE: July 15, 2008

 

SUBJECT: Minor Certificates of Appropriateness Update

 

 

REPORT

 

Below is a list of Minor Certificates of Appropriateness which have been approved administratively per the HDC Guidelines as set forth in Chapter 5 Article VII of the Midland Code of Ordinances since our last meeting on July 25, 2007.

 

1.      411 West Main Street (August 7, 2007) Install new roof shingles of similar style and material.

2.      115 Ripley Street (August 8, 2007) Repair/rebuild existing covered front porch with similar style and materials with two minor changes: (1) new replacement skirting (2) treated decking and front steps.

3.      512 West Main Street (May 6, 2008) Reroof and replace fascia molding with same style and material.

4.      608 West Main Street (May 21, 2008) Repair existing flat roof with same type, color and material. Paint entire exterior of home with same color. Repair ceiling of front porch with same style and material.

5.      115 Ripley Street (June 2, 2008) Repair and replace existing chimney with same material and appearance.

 

At this time, there are no other projects under consideration in the West Main Street Historic District. I have discussed at least one major project with a resident of the district but they are not yet at a point where construction plans have been finalized for review by this Commission.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Daryl Poprave, AICP, CFM

Deputy Planning Director