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Historic District Commission

Regular Session Agenda

May 12, 2011

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.      April 21, 2011

 

III.               Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.    Hold a Public Hearing and take action on HDC11-15 (First Station #1), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to add new antennas and guide wires on an existing tower  on 0.32 acres zoned “PS-RNC” (Public and Semi-Public with the Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 5 - 7 Block 6 League City Townsites, generally located south of 2nd Street, to the east of Michigan Avenue and west of Park Avenue, with the approximate address being 116 Michigan Avenue in League City, Texas.

IV.                Other Business

A.      Consider and take action on HDC11-16 (Oak Court Plaza), a request for Certificate of Appropriateness regarding improvements to an existing sign located at 1015 E. Main Street.

B.      Discuss the lighting of the Butler Oaks along Main Street within the Historic District.  

 

V.                  Reports from Staff

A.      Administrative Approvals for April

 

HDC11-13 (Main Street Mattress), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit at 905 E. Main Street.

HDC11-14 (Mrs. Gatti’s Gourmet), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit at 812 E. Main Street.

 

VI.                Adjournment

 

CERTIFICATE

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OF MEETING WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT CITY HALL OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS, BY THE 6th DAY OF MAY 2011, BY NOON, AND WAS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE (THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT).  ITEMS POSTED IN THE OPEN SESSION PORTIONS OF THIS AGENDA MAY ALSO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PRESENCE OF A QUORUM OF THE MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED PROCEEDING MAY CONSTITUTE A MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.  BY THIS NOTICE, THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY ADVISED OF SAID MEETING NOT LESS THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION NOTED ABOVE

 

 

_______________________________

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, May 12, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Mr. Guglielmo called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

Peter Guglielmo                                                           David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

Fay Dudney                                                                 *Elizabeth Schroeder

Marie Sesher                                       

Dennis Ruhl                                                                

Madeline Hall                                                 

Sandra Christiansen

 

*Ms. Schroeder was ill and was not able to attend the meeting.                                                           

 

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Dena Mahan, Emergency Management Coordinator

Bruce “Chip” Merrick, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary

           

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

B.      April 21, 2011

 

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve the minutes of April 21, 2011.

 

Ms. Sesher seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-0.

 

 

III.   Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.     Hold a Public Hearing and take action on HDC11-15 (First Station #1), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to add new antennas and guide wires on an existing tower  on 0.32 acres zoned “PS-RNC” (Public and Semi-Public with the Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Lots 5 - 7 Block 6 League City Townsites, generally located south of 2nd Street, to the east of Michigan Avenue and west of Park Avenue, with the approximate address being 116 Michigan Avenue in League City, Texas.

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner, presented the staff report for this item.

 

Dena Mahan, Emergency Management Coordinator, came forward and gave a description of the proposed antennas.

 

Mr. Guglielmo opened the public portion of the hearing at 6:07 p.m.

 

With no one present to speak on this item, Mr. Guglielmo closed the public portion of the hearing at 6:08 p.m.

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to approve HDC11-15.

 

Ms. Hall seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-0.

 

IV.       Other Business

C.      Consider and take action on HDC11-16 (Oak Court Plaza), a request for Certificate of Appropriateness regarding improvements to an existing sign located at 1015 E. Main Street.

Mr. Morrison presented the staff report for this item.

Ms. Dudney made a motion to approve HDC11-16.

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

A discussion was held regarding the design and placement of the proposed sign.

Ms. Dudney amended her motion to stipulate that the addition to the sign coordinate with the existing sign.

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

Earl Kubin, designer of the sign, came forward and said he would accommodate the Board regarding the design of the sign.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 6-0-0.

 

D.      Discuss the lighting of the Butler Oaks along Main Street within the Historic District. 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research, presented this item to the Board and described the proposed process to light the trees.  He presented a letter from the City Arborist, Heather McKnight, who described the process as “minimally invasive” to the trees.

 

 V.       Reports from Staff

 

B.     Administrative Approvals for April

 

HDC11-13 (Main Street Mattress), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit at 905 E. Main Street.

HDC11-14 (Mrs. Gatti’s Gourmet), a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a sign permit at 812 E. Main Street.

 

VI.       Adjournment

Ms. Sesher made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Mr. Ruhl seconded the motion.

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 6:300 p.m.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                             Peter Guglielmo

Senior Planner                                                             Chair, Historic District Commission           

 

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________