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Historic District Commission

Regular Meeting

December 13, 2012

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers 200 West Walker Street

 

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

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     October 18, 2012

B.     November 15, 2012

 

III.             Public Hearing & Action Items from Public Hearings

A.  Consider and act on a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding the demolition and construction of a building zoned ?PS-RNC? (Public and Semi-Public with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Abstract 3, Page 8 & 15, Lots 2 thru 9 Block 9 League City Townsites, generally located north of 2nd Street, south of 3rd Street and east of Colorado Avenue with the address of 700 Second Street

IV.              Commissioner Comments

Announcements concerning items of community interest.  No action will be taken or discussed.

 

V.                 Staff Comments

Announcements concerning items of community interest.  No action will be taken or discussed.

      A. Proposed Mural at Butler Longhorn Museum. 

 

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 7th DAY OF DECEMBER, 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.

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_______________________________

Wes Morrison, City Planner

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday December 13, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 WEST WALKER

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I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Chairman Guglielmo called the meeting to order at 6:04p.m.

 

Members present:

*Members absent:

Peter Guglielmo

Darryel Picou

Fay Dudney    

Elizabeth Schroeder

Dennis Ruhl

Marie Sesher

Madeline Hall

David Hoffman (Ex-Officio Architect)

 

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Karl Almgren, Planner

           

II.        Approval of Minutes

C.     October 18, 2012

 

Commissioner Hall moved to approve October 18, 2012 minutes, seconded by Commissioner Ruhl, motion passes unanimously with a vote of 3-0-1 (Hall Abstained).

 

D.     November 15, 2012

Commissioner Dudney moved to approve November 15, 2012 minutes, seconded by Commissioner Hall, motion passes unanimously with a vote of 3-0-1 (Hall Abstained).

 

III.       Public Hearing & Action Items from Public Hearings

A. Consider and act on a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness regarding the demolition and construction of a building zoned ?PS-RNC? (Public and Semi-Public with a Residential Neighborhood Conservation Overlay), legally described as Abstract 3, Page 8 & 15, Lots 2 thru 9 Block 9 League City Townsites, generally located north of 2nd Street, south of 3rd Street and east of Colorado Avenue with the address of 700 Second Street.

 

Mr. Almgren presented the staff report and reminded the Commission this was a public hearing.

 

Mr. Almgren confirmed that exterior material was painted metal siding and that metal siding is only allowed by the History District Design Guidelines if the proposed action will match the character of the site.

 

Mr. Almgren recanted his statement that building footprint would change and confirmed that the building footprint would remain the same when Mr. Almgren conferred with the applicant. 

 

The Chairman opened the public hearing at 6:16pm.

 

Dave Hake of 820 3rd Street addressed the Commission and wanted to Commission and Staff to address:

1.       How would the propose building affect the drainage onto 3rd Street?

The applicant, representatives of US Construction, stated the project would use downspouts to direct the storm water as required.

Mr. Morrison stated that the drainage on 3rd Street may also need to be addressed by the City and also stated that on December 18, 2012, a public Drainage Meeting will be held at the Civic Center and that the comment from Dave Hake will be passed on for the meeting.

Public Hearing for this item was closed at 6:20pm.

Commissioner Dudney wanted to clarify the timeline of the project and phasing of the building.

The applicant clarified that project would start in approximately six months and that construction of the new building would happen immediately following demolition of current structure. 

Commissioner Hall moved to approve to the request, seconded by Commissioner Dudney, motion passes 4-0-0.

IV.       Commissioner Comments

V.        Staff Comments

Announcements concerning items of community interest.  No action will be taken or discussed.

 

A. Proposed Mural at Butler Longhorn Museum.

 

Mr. Morrison presented the proposed Mural at Butler Longhorn Museum.

 

The artist was present and discussed the mural was being donated to the Butler Longhorn Museum as well as all future maintenance. The mural is to be 9? x 63? representing a longhorn stampede made with plywood.

 

Commissioner Guglielmo asked if the plywood was exterior grade and would deterioration be a concern.

 

The artist confirmed that plywood was appropriate, and the plywood has been primed with oil-based paint to appropriately seal the plywood from the exterior conditions.

 

Commissioner Ruhl endorsed the mural, as did Commissioner Hall. 

 

B.     Moratorium placed on de-annexation from the Historic District.

Mr. Morrison discussed the moratorium placed on the Historic District Boundaries by City Council to remain unchanged for six months to allow the Historic District Commission to conduct ordinance changes.

 

VI.       Adjournment

 

Mr. Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m.

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                             Mr. Peter Guglielmo

City Planner                                                                           Chair, Historic District Commission

 

 

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________