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HPC Workshop Minutes

January 9, 2014 Workshop

The Historic Preservation Commission met on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at the Public Safety Building, 8 Washington Street. Brian Roche chaired the meeting at approximately 7:00PM. He began the meeting by taking roll call.

Commissioners Attending: Brian Roche, Will Dennehy-Vice Chair, Ron Berman, Patricia Weichmann.

Commissioners Absent: Dormaim Bromwell Green, Mike Russo

Other Representatives or Staff Attending: Dan Brandewie, City Planner II. Commissioner Jackie Vickers.

It was noted that there were no members of the public in attendance. The status of the HPC's section of the draft zoning code (UDC) was discussed. Mr. Brandewie stated that this had been sent out again with some minor revisions based on member feedback. It was recommended that this draft be provided in advance of the January 23rd meeting for formal commission consideration and endorsement. This document would then be forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission for their review.

Mr. Brandewie presented information on draft Guideline materials. Updated chapters reflected one on Energy Efficiency-Renewable Energy-Sustainability and a new chapter on Landscape-Streetscape. Mr. Roche and Mr. Berman assisted with this material. A number of topics related to chapter on Landscape-Streetscape were discussed including: HPC's policy on regulating tree removal or major-minor landscaping; vending machines, lawn decoratons, fencing and the use of composite materials.

Mr. Will Dennehy reviewed material and led a discussion on demolition by neglect, vinyl siding, draft language on appeals to the Board of Zoning Appeals, windows, and signage.

Brian Roche indicated he had found guideline material on the topic of monuments and public art; he would like to send this out for HPC consideration. Mr. Brandewie and Mr. Berman will confer on a chapter delegated to ADA requirements.


The meeting concluded at approximately 9:00PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Daniel L. Brandewie, City Planner II

Signature: ____________________________________ Date: _______________________


Note: These minutes were approved at the meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission meeting on January 23rd, 2014.