/* The Divi child theme test */ Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Minutes September 2007 | Town of Washington Grove
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18 September 2007 | Approved: 18 December 2007

HPC members present: Bob Booher, Chair, Ed Mroczka, Mimi Styles, and David Neumann. Margot Bohan was unable to attend. David Stopak attended as Liaison from the Council.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 7:30 p.m. The agenda proposed by the Chairman was adopted after a few changes by members. David Neumann agreed to take minutes for the meeting. Approval was postponed till the next meeting. David Neumann did the July minutes and sent them to members by email as he was not at the August meeting.


  1. Marilynn Frey presented her plans to add a shed at 203 Washington Grove Lane. She noted that she moved into her home in January of 1948. Her family was not the original owner. Mimi Styles did the review.
  2. Plans for a renovation of the Leng residence at 106 Ridge Road were presented. Mimi Styles did the review.

Town Council Report

David Stopak, the Council Liaison, reported on Town Council actions. He summarized the Council discussions on home occupancy and the enforcement of the Town ordinances in general.

Other Business

HPC award. The last award plaque will be delivered to the Henningers by Bob Booher.

Rules and Procedures. John McLelland made suggestions at a Council meeting. His ideas were discussed.

Historic Preservation Library. The location of a small library to carry about two dozen books on renovation and historic preservation was discussed. David Neumann said he would see if space could be found. The question was raised as to whether the Annotated Code was needed in the Meeting Room or whether it was needed at all.

ICC Meeting. There is a meeting tomorrow on the 19th of September. TWG will hold a meeting with the SHA and members of the Design-Build contractor.

Luxford Property. Members discussed the idea of seeking a method to preserve part of the Luxford residence. One idea was to possibly move it elsewhere in the Grove. Possibly obtain a grant to move the remains of the old cottage part of the house.

Oral History Project. The writing of the grant proposal to the County to transcribe the oral histories was discussed. We would need resumes from Janet Lottero, David Neumann, Ann Briggs, Judy Mroczka and Alton Ghrist. We may also need estimates of costs of transcribing and the costs of Alton’s work doing the sound recordings. The deadline for the application for grant money with the County for this project is September 29. This is for funding for the calendar year 2008. At the behest of Judy Mroczka and due to time constraints, we decided to forgo submission to the County.

Historic Marker Plaque. The costs of the plaque were discussed. The current estimate is that the Town will need to pay $700.00 and the matching grant from the County will pay the other $700.00. So the total cost will be about $1,400.00

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

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