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Date: February 20, 2013
Time: Regular Meeting, 7:30 pm
Location: Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood
Todd Meyer (Chair)
Norma Bolin (A)
Council Member (E)
Mike Harney, BuildingCommissioner
of Bill Stancil:
member Bill Stancil was introduced to the commission.
2. Approval of
Minutes – January 16, 2013:
Janoski moved that the minutes be approved and Lanna Skadden seconded. The
minutes were approved.
3. Training –
Sunshine Law and Conflict of Interest (Starr)
Attorney Helmut Starr conducted a training session for the commission that
reviewed the Sunshine Law and Conflict of Interest.
Missouri Sunshine Law requires that all public bodies, all Boards, Commissions
and their subcommittees, are to conduct open meetings and have open records.
Meetings are to be conducted only after proper notice and in a public venue. Public
bodies can only act through meetings. There are exceptions for closed session
of interest ordinances prevent members of any public body to engage in private
interests that conflict with public duty. One cannot use their official
position for private benefit. A member of the board cannot represent anyone
before it until one year after the member’s term expires.
4. “At Risk”
of priority properties will be developed to be considered for nomination as
city landmarks. Once a property has been nominated as a landmark there is a
180 day moratorium on any proposed changes to the property. The commission
would like to revise the ordinance language to allow adequate protection for
historically significant properties.
Boards and Commissions are not
automatically given a budget. The commission needs to set priorities for
monies. The deadline for budget requests in the end of March and usually each
commission is awarded expenditures based on budget requests and available funds.
Items for possible inclusion in next year’s budget include: photos of historic
homes and buildings in the various districts, signs, brochures, and
medallions. It was also suggested that a historian be given a retainer for
possible research into buildings that are landmark worthy. This could be a
yearly budget item. Budget numbers will be discussed at the March meeting.
Webster Historic District:
Historic Preservation Ordinance.
will be reviewed at the April meeting.
Secretary of Interior Standards
B. and C. will be presented at a meeting later this year.
suggested that very few of the brochures will be printed and that they will be
available on the HPC/City website.
4. HPC Goal
Elyse McBride will cross-reference the
At Risk list and the inventory sheets received from St. Louis County.
5. Web Page:
Meyer developed a schematic diagram for the web page. It was suggested that
links be added for the National Register, the Missouri State Register and St.
Louis County Register. It was also suggested that a Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) section be added. Photos will make the web page
The next HPC meeting
will be held March 20, 2013.
Lanna Skadden moved
that the meeting be adjourned and Greg Falk seconded.