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Historic District Commission

Regular Meeting

October 20, 2011

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members of City Council and Historic District Commission

 

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.      July 21, 2011

B.      September 22, 2011

 

III.               Discussion Items

A.      Discuss the means of improving communication on topic of interest to residents of the Historic District.    

B.      Receive a briefing regarding improvements to the Clear Creek Paddle Trail.

C.      Receive a briefing, discuss, and provide comments regarding a draft architectural design guidelines.

 

IV.                Action Items

A.      Consider adoption of the 2012 Meeting Calendar for the Historic District Commission.

 

V.                  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 17th DAY OF OCTOBER 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

Thursday October 20, 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 6:01 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                      Members absent:

Peter Guglielmo                                                           David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

Fay Dudney                                                                 Dennis Ruhl

Marie Sesher                                       

Madeline Hall                                                 

Sandra Christiansen

Elizabeth Schroeder

 

Ms. Dudney arrived at 6:02 p.m.   

Mr. Ruhl was on vacation.                  

 

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary

Joanna Dawson, Council Member

           

 

 

II.        Approval of Minutes

A.    July 21, 2011

B.     September 22, 2011

Ms. Hall made a motion to table Items II-A and II-B to allow for a revision to the minutes.

Ms. Christiansen seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 5-0-0 (Ms. Dudney arrived after the vote).

III.       Discussion Items

Staff requested that the Commission address item III-A before item III-B.

D.     Discuss the means of improving communication on topic of interest to residents of the Historic District.   

 

E.     Receive a briefing regarding improvements to the Clear Creek Paddle Trail.

Chien Wei, Director of Parks & Cultural Services, came forward and introduced this item then opened the floor to Katie Uhlenbrock, a consultant with Clark Condon Associates, who has been working with the City on the proposed improvements to the Clear Creek Paddle Trail.

Ms. Uhlenbrock referred to a PowerPoint presentation to brief the Commission on the proposed improvements.  She discussed the proposed destination and launch sites as well as the signage for the sites.

A.     Discuss the means of improving communication on topic of interest to residents of the Historic District.     

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research, came forward to present this item.  He said the topic of this item stemmed from some concern that staff and the Commission may not always be on the same page as it relates to certain projects.  He said he had anticipated touching on a broader scope of topic but decided to go with “improved communication on topics of interest.”  Mr. Allender opened up a discussion to receive the commissioner’s thoughts on topics of concern.

The Commission expressed concerns regarding the following topics:

 

·         Lack of publicity for the Blackboard Direct program

 

·         Dumping of debris on the Kilgore tract.   

 

·         General Commercial Zoning along 7th St.

 

·         Mobility in the Comprehensive Plan

 

·         Trash company leaving debris on roads

 

·         Neighborhood Break-ins

 

·         Code Enforcement violations

 

·         Tree trimming issues

 

·         Stalled projects within the Historic District

 

Mr. Allender advised that the commissioner’s concerns would be addressed either through a status report or possibly through meeting dialogue.

 

C.     Receive a briefing, discuss, and provide comments regarding a draft architectural design guidelines.

 

Mr. Allender reviewed and discussed with the Commission a draft of the Architectural Design Guidelines.

 

The Commission took a brief recess during the meeting discussion from 7:35 p.m. until 8:07 p.m.

IV.             Action Items

 

A.  Consider adoption of the 2012 Meeting Calendar for the Historic District Commission.

 

Ms. Sesher made a motion to adopt the 2012 Meeting Calendar for the Historic District Commission.

 

Ms. Hall seconded the motion.

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

 

V.        Adjournment

 

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m.

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                             Peter Guglielmo

Senior Planner                                                             Chair, Historic District Commission           

 

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________