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Date: October 16, 2013
Time: Regular Meeting, 7:30 pm
Location: Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood
Todd Meyer (Chair)
Norma Bolin (A)
Council Member (E)
Building Commissioner (E)
It was noted that
Dottie Alexander and Greg Falk were termed out.
of Ryan Gregg: Ryan
introduced himself. He has a PhD in Art from John Hopkins University. Ryan is interested
in period in history from 1780 – 1920 specifically urban history and changes to
cities. He moved to Webster Groves 5 years ago and has 2 young children. He is
a Professor of Art History at Webster University.
Place – Demolition of a Century Home: Mike
Harney had sent a memo on October 10th about this building being
demolished. Building is over 100 years old but is not a historic
landmark, not located within a historic district and not identified on the “at
risk” list. As such does not require a Certificate of Appropriateness for
demolition. The building will be taken down and a new single family dwelling is
Minutes – September 18, 2013: A
typo was noted in the minutes. Frank Janoski moved that the minutes be approved
and Lanna Skadden seconded. The minutes were approved.
took place regarding the owners of 532 Lee Ave’s position opposing the Historic
was suggested that “recognition” in the form of a framed document or plaque be
looked into. The recognition should be evaluated for suitability to inside or
was suggested that the homeowner be involved earlier in the process to gain a
perspective on the homeowner’s position on the nomination.
was suggested that the formality of the “Letter of Intent to Nominate” and the
“Notice of Public Hearing” be toned down.
of Historic Properties: Changed
submittal format from TIFF to Jpeg to accommodate the City’s web page. Identified
that there are 39 Historic Landmarks. Changed bid due date to October 31st
at 5:00 pm. Project must be completed by April 1, 2014. Direct mailing bidding
process used in lieu of formal bid opening process. If commission members are
aware of other interested parties, those parties should contact Mike Harney for
a packet of information.
Harney and Elyse McBride will review bids.
Setting Plan – Year 4 (2014): Commission
discussed the goals under the Goal Setting Plan – Year 3 (2013) transitioning
to the Goal Setting Plan – Year 4 (2014)
In house training
Appropriateness for demolition
Set aside one
night per year for Commission education (set up 3 presentations and cycle)
power points to create documents that can be used for public education.
Consider continuing education credit recognition as an incentive for attendees.
Identify method of
“recognition” for being designated as a City-designated Historic Landmark. (may
be budget considerations)
to the Awards in Excellence
Plaque similar to
the “Century Plaque” by the Historical Society or framed document (suitable for
interior or exterior display)
additional locations for consideration of Historic Landmark
9 S Bompart Ave
(Emmanual Episcopal church)
440 Selma Ave
(Thomas Young House)
Benefits of being
a City-designated Historic District
Brochure on Historic Preservation
of Operating a business in a Historic District
Questions – Being a City-designated Historic Landmark
Complete the web
site – Add photos
Webster Historic District
920 Albany Ct –
Century home to be demolished (November meeting)
Local Government Report submitted
Preservation Office Certified Local Government liaison retired Rebecca Rost is
of landmark properties possibly with a reception.
The next HPC meeting
will be held November 20, 2013.
Bridget Keitel moved
that the meeting be adjourned and Lanna Skadden seconded. The meeting was adjourned.