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Date: April 16, 2014
Time: Regular Meeting, 7:30 pm
Location: Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood
Norma Bolin (A)
Council Member (E)
Building Commissioner (E)
1. Approval of
Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2014:
After review of the minutes, Frank
Janoski moved that the minutes be approved and Lanna Skadden seconded. The
meeting minutes were approved.
Norma Bolin and Frank Janoski have
reviewed Ryan Gregg’s letter about 705 Greeley and made comments. Todd Meyer
will review these comments and edit the letter. Additional comments should be
sent to Mike Harney. It was decided that it will be submitted as a letter to
the editor of the WKT. Mike Harney will run it by the City’s PR person to make
it newspaper friendly. It was also decided that all the names of the
commissioners will be added to the letter. Ann Tolen will be notified in order
that she can advise the City Council that the letter is being submitted.
3. 705 Greeley
- Century Home (Demolition)
The house at 705 Greeley has been sold
to Freeman Homes and they have requested a subdivision of the lot. The HPC
hopes that an experienced contractor demolishes the house and that parts of it
will be able to be salvaged. A demolition permit has not as yet been
requested. The city intends to obtain a photograph of the house prior to
demolition. A photograph will also be submitted with the letter to the WKT.
photographs are complete. Extraneous items are present in several of the
photographs that detract from the subject of the photograph.
Setting Plan – Year 4 (2014):
Several goals have been accomplished.
Brochures, photographs and inventory sheets are completed.
Webster historic district is shelved for the time being.
items are in progress. Building Permit dates and numbers need to be added to
the “At Risk” list. Power Points for the training of the commission members is
complete. Power Points for the training of realtors and other boards and
commissions, is progressing. The website is moving forward. A joint meeting
to discuss cooperation between the HPC and the WG Historical Society was
discussed. The HPC would like to form a partnership to further both groups’
interests. The HPC would also like to determine a way to solicit residents to
nominate their homes as City Landmarks.
HPC budget has been approved for $1500 for Photography and $1500 for the
Historic Preservation Lecture Series. These monies will be set up and can be
spent after July 1, 2014.
1. House Tour:
A suggestion was made to conduct a
house tour to raise funds for the photography of historic homes. Norma Bolin
spoke with representatives of Art & Air and they objected to holding it
during their event. Don Drissell was enthusiastic about the event. It could
be modeled on the Hixson House Tour. It was questioned if the commission had
the authority to raise funds. It was suggested that the houses that were given
Awards of Excellence be placed on the tour. Advance tickets could be sold as
well as “day of” tickets. The tour would require the assistance of
approximately 100 volunteers.
2. Conduct of
The public hearing for the lot split
at Webster University was discussed. The HPC determined that the notice
requirements were not adequate for the neighboring properties and residents.
Mike Harney indicated that the HPC ordinance has not been revised for 15
years. The HPC determined that it will address revisions to the ordinance.
The HPC would also like to notify the ARB that public hearings they conduct are
of importance to the HPC.
The next HPC meeting
will be held May 21, 2014.
moved that the meeting be adjourned and Norma Bolin seconded. The meeting was adjorned.