Alton Historical Commission met April 18.
Alton Historical Commission met Friday, Aug. 18.
Here is the minutes provided by the Commission:
MEMBERS PRESENT: Doug Bader, Mary Anderson, Charlene Walker, Monica Mason and Chase Green
MEMBERS ABSENT: Diane Plummer and Jonas Janek
OTHERS PRESENT: Gregory Harden for 430 Bluff St. Becky Brunaugh and Debbie Beck, Secretary
The meeting of the Alton Historic Commission was called to order by Doug Bader at 7:07 am on April 18, 2017.
Monica Mason moved to accept the minutes for April 6, 2017 as presented. Mary Anderson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
APPLICATIONS: Greg Harden presented the application for 430 Bluff St. He stated that he is planning on repairing and renovating his front porch to a Craftsman Style. Harden stated that the three columns at the front of the porch would be boxed in to make square posts and a fourth post would be added to even out the porch. He stated that a crown would be manufactured for the new column to match the other one. The floor will be made of composite material along with the majority of the railing. He stated that the railing would sandwich the balusters, no toenailed. Doug Bader explained to Harden that the homes listed in the Historical District can have the railing height at 32” instead of the 36” height listed in the city code. Harden stated that the rail would be flat at the top, possibly 4” wide. He stated that the lattice skirt would be replaced with lattice, but he would use either wood or composite, because plastic was not as attractive. Harden stated that the lattice would be encased in a frame.
Mary Anderson moved to accept the application as presented. Monica Mason seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
AWARDS: The next order of business being the awards. Monica moved that it would take 3 votes to nominate a property. Chase Green seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
There were twenty properties nominated for the awards list. However, there is a contingency on the twentieth property, the former owners would need to be located to receive the award, if they could not be located, there will be nineteen awards presented.
Doug Bader asked that the commissioners look up the histories of these properties, date built, etc.
CLG REPORT: Bader reminded everyone to check their calendars to see if anyone had attended a seminar, hearing or some other type of meeting/activity that could be reported on the CLG Report.
OTHER BUSINESS: Doug Bader stated that at the next meeting, May 2nd, a new member would need to be added to the sub-committee. He stated that the third member, Matt Asselmeier, resigned his position at the end of 2016 and as of this date he has not been replaced.
Bader also stated that a letter would need to be written to the Drs. Chapman reference the placement of the Scott Bibbs’ memorial.
There being no further discussion or comments from the public, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm