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HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Date of Meeting:  February 18, 2009

Time of Meeting:  7:00 pm

Meeting Location:  Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood Ave.

 

MEMBERS:

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

Joe Grasso (Chair)

X

 

Dottie Alexander

X

 

Stephanie Dents

 

X

Greg Falk

X

 

Todd Meyer

X

 

Mimi Shipp (Vice Chair)

X

 

Eric Strutman

 

X

Heidi Styrk (Recording Secretary)

X

 

Kathy Weyrich

 

X

 

 

 

ARB Chairperson (E)

 

 

P & Z Chairperson (E)

 

 

 

Also Present:

Debi Salberg, Council Member (E)

 

X

Mike Harney, Building Commissioner (E)

X

 

                                                                               

PUBLIC HEARING:

REGULAR MEETING:

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1.        Audio Walk:  Walk #1 is completed with Don Marsh as narrator and recorded with Brad Sarno.  Discs were picked up by J. Grasso and given to M. Harney for website.

*Formal Thank you made to Don Marsh

*Discussion about how to market audio walks and present it to city council. 

* Possiblilities:  MP3 File; CD at Public Library;

* Make audio walks available to Historical Society

*Grant Funding Possibility for remaining Audio

2.       Signs in Historic District

Discussion about a press release when signs are installed in Historic Districts

3.       Approval of Minutes:  January minutes tabled due to additional meeting added that month

 

ONGOING TOPICS:

1.       Grant Application:  Economy will affect budget for HPC projects.  Issues with matching grant monies is that all business needs to be ready to carry out immediately before time frame for grant money expires.

2.       Historic Web Page Update:  Part of this site is for new development of Webster Groves

Possible Links on site:  MO Historical Society, Awards of Excellence, Historic Designation of Homes, Map of Historic Districts, Pictures of new Historic District Signs, Audio Tours, Hot Topics

3.       List of Potential Designations:  Home owners for the following addresses have been invited to discuss their homes at HPC meeting:  115 W. Kirkham; 115 Gray; 133 Gray; 231 Gray

The Douglas School on N. Elm (currently Senior Living) mentioned as future possibility for discussion.

OTHER BUSINESS:

1.        Historic District Maps:  D. Alexander proposed having an accurate map of districts (for agents) and suggested that send M. Harney and email is “For Sale” signs appear in Historic Districts.

NEXT MEETING:  March 18, 2009

MOTIONS

 

MOTION:    Motion was made to adjourn meeting

 

NAME

MOTION TO

APPROVE

2nd

MOTION

YES

NO

ABSENT

ABSTAIN

Joe Grasso

 

 

X

 

 

 

Dottie Alexander

X

 

X

 

 

 

Stephanie Dents

 

 

 

 

X

 

Greg Falk

 

 

X

 

 

 

Todd Meyer

 

 

X

 

 

 

Mimi Shipp

 

X

X

 

 

 

Eric Strutman

 

 

 

 

X

 

Heidi Styrk

 

 

X

 

 

 

Kathy Weyhrich

 

 

 

 

X

 

MOTION APPROVED

 

YES