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11 April 2018 | Approved: 15 May 2018

Present: Bob Booher, Mimi Styles, Wendy Harris and David Stopak. The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. Bob Booher took minutes.

Approval of Agenda and Adoption of Minutes

Note the meeting was moved forward from the regular third Tuesday of the month in order to accommodate members schedules. The proposed agenda was modified and then adopted unanimously. Minutes for the March HPC meeting were reviewed and adopted.

Project Reviews

Proposed additions to 334 Ridge Road were reviewed. The owners Richard and O’Shea Curtis were present.
Proposed foundation and first floor repairs due to termite damage were reviewed for 117 Grove Avenue.

National Register Nomination Contract

Wendy indicated that a boundary site walk with Charlie Challstrom was done and that the group will begin the architectural review of the houses next week.

Sign Restoration

John updated the TC spreadsheet report. The TC is still expecting a summary of the design standards to define the goals for managing the process into the future. The HPC will develop this document with Susan’s help.

Ordinance for sale of surplus property

The enabling ordinance was revised by the Town attorney and was discussed and endorsed at the PC meeting prior to the HPC meeting. Bob had sent a list of comments to the HPC members that he had discussed with the PC. These were discussed. The list will be formalized and sent to the new Council and Mayor with a request to address the issues before it is approved.. The TC has “introduced” the ordinance so the next step is for it to go to a Public Meeting in June.

Masterplan recommendations

Wendy has been working on comments regarding the National Register material development. Further discussion was postponed until the next meeting.


Mimi communicated with Chris Kirtz about not being ready for the tour and that we would like to delay our involvement until the fall.

Design Guidelines

No discussion.

Bulletin Material

No discussion.

PC Meeting Report

Bob provided a written summary ahead of the meeting.

Council Report


WSSC work

Not discussed.

Annual Preservation Award

Presenting the award to the sign restoration group was approved unanimously.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 pm. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 15 , 2018, at 7:30pm in the McCathran Hall meeting room.

Bob Booher

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