Alton Historical Commission met April 8.
Alton Historical Commission met April 6.
Here is the minutes provided by the Commission:
MEMBERS PRESENT: Doug Bader, Mary Anderson, Diane Plummer, Charlene Walker, Monica Mason and Chase Green
MEMBERS ABSENT: Jonas Janek
OTHERS PRESENT: Mark Dowdy, representing the owners of 321 E 4th St., Giant City Properties, Sam Shaw, Building Inspector for Building & Zoning, Becky Brunaugh and Debbie Beck, Secretary
The meeting of the Alton Historic Commission was called to order by Doug Bader at 8:04 am on April 6, 2017.
Mary Anderson moved to accept the minutes for March 21, 2017 as presented. Charlene Walker seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
APPLICATIONS: Mark Dowdy presented the applications for 321 E 4th St. The first application was for a fence. Dowdy stated that he was going to remove the current chain link fence and replace it with a black wrought iron fence. He stated that the pillars are 24” tall, so the fence would be 4 1⁄2’. He stated that the new fence would cover the front and both sides, which would make it the exact linear feet the same. Dowdy stated that there would be two gates, one at the front and one by the driveway. The gates would be the same height as the fence.
Charlene Walker moved to accept the application as presented. Mary Anderson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Dowdy then presented the application for 321 E 4th St. for the roof repair of the front porch. Dowdy stated that the roof would be the same design, maybe 9” more, due to the gutters being added. After much discussion, the commission told Dowdy he could use rubber coating or shingles on the roof.
Mary Anderson moved to accept the application as presented. Monica Mason seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
SCOTT BIBBS MEMORIAL PLACQUE: Lewis & Clark Community College owns the Scott Bibb Center. The Drs. Chapman had come before the commission on December 6, 2016 to ask permission to place a historical marker acknowledging the lengthy litigation that Scott Bibbs had participated in reference the segregation of Alton Schools. The Chapmans had received permission from the state to put up a marker, now they required permission from the city for the placement of the marker. Sam Shaw stated that if it was to be placed on the city right away, it would have to be at least 10 feet from the stop sign and would require permission from the Director of Public Works. The commission also discussed the possibility of LCCC attaching the marker on the Scott Bibbs Center building.
Monica Mason moved that the commission report to the Chapmans that they could place a free standing marker, in the public right of way, just west of the front door, parallel to the building, with the approval of the Director of Public Works, or attach the marker to the building, location of their choosing. Charlene Walker seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
AWARDS: The commission discussed residences to nominate. Doug Bader stated that the voting would be at the next meeting, April 18, 2017.
OTHER BUSINESS: Sam Shaw brought up the railing for 616 State St. He stated that it does not violate building codes and since they were just changing they did not have to get a permit, without a permit, they would not have to come before the commission. It was discussed within the commission if the ordinance could possibly be changed to state if changing a railing would have to come before the commission.
There being no further discussion or comments from the public, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 am