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Historic Commission

Regular Meeting

February 19, 2015

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 January 15, 2015

 

III.             New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on electing a chairperson for the Historic Commission.

B.                 Engineering Department will hold a meeting to discuss past and future drainage projects within the Historic District.

C.                 The Historic Commission will discuss the annual work plan.

 

IV.             Commissioners? Comments

 

V.                Staff Comments

 

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 16th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2015, 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.

 

 

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Richard Werbiskis, City Planner

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

Chairman Guglielmo called the meeting to order at 6:06 PM.

 

Members present:

Members absent:

Steph McDougal

 

 

Elizabeth Schroeder

 

David Hake

Peter Guglielmo, Chairperson

 

Fay Dudney

 

Dick Calkins

 

Gary Walding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Representatives:

John Baumgartner, Deputy City Manager 

Rick Werbiskis, Assistant Planning Director

Earl Smith, Director of Engineering

Ryan Granata, Planning Manager

Kris Carpenter, Neighborhood Services Manager

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 January 15, 2015

Fay Dudney motioned to approve the minutes of January 15, 2015.

Steph McDougal seconded the motion.

Motion passed 5-0-0.

 

III.             New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on electing a chairperson for the Historic Commission.

Fay Dudney motioned to table the election for the March meeting.

Dick Calkins seconded the motion.

Motion passed 5-0-0.

 

B.                 Engineering Department will hold a meeting to discuss past and future drainage projects within the Historic District.

Earl Smith introduced Derrick StJohn to speak to the commission.

The Detailed Drainage Study was completed November 4, 2013, to show how to alleviate flooding concerns in the City, specifically in the Historic District. The goal of the study was to understand the cause of the flooding, locate the flooding sources, and identify effective solutions. The main outfall for the area is Kansas St. The goal is to protect against 2 year events (4.5? in 24 hours) and 100 year events (13.5? in 24 hours). April 2009 had 7? of rainfall in 2.5 hours ? approximately a 250 year event. When the simulation of the event was ran, it was clear that drainage is a significant issue. Proposed improvement is to have a series of connected storm sewer boxes under the roadways.  Additional improvements may be changing elevations of the streets and making ditch and culvert improvements.

 

Derrick StJohn answered questions for the commission and citizens.

 

John Baumgartner addressed the commission and the citizens regarding the impact of these changes, and the timeline.  Projects are still subject to funding and approval, and must also compete with other projects going on in the City.

           

C.                 The Historic Commission will discuss the annual work plan.

Steph McDougal, commissioner, addressed the commission and the citizens regarding the annual work plan.

There are seven items on the list.  She proposes that we work on five of them for this year, and save the other two for the future. 

1.                        Pursue Certified Local Government Status and apply for a CLG Grant

The application has been submitted to the Texas Historical Commission in November 2014, we are currently waiting for status from THC.

2.                        Establish an Administrative COA process for routine repair and maintenance applications.

Steph would like to discuss this possibility at the April meeting. 

3.                        Conduct a historic resources survey of the existing historic district.

Steph would like to have a kick off meeting at one of the regularly scheduled HC meetings.

4.                        Adopt revised Historic District design guidelines.

Steph can revise DG based on initial windshield survey and observed architectural styles / materials in HD.

5.                        Draft a Preservation Plan / Neighborhood Plan

FUTURE GOAL ? Hire a consultant (possibly with the grant money from a CLG Grant) to achieve this.

6.                        Survey and designate additional resources such as additional local HD and individual landmarks, RTHL and Texas historical subject markers, National Register properties and/or districts.

Step?s suggestion is for any surveying done this year to provide model, training and volunteer engagement for future projects.

7.                        Establish a local historic tax incentive program.

FUTURE GOAL ? This is usually an exemption for LOCAL property taxes only.  There is a need to educate citizens and council on what preservation is, and how it can benefit the City.

 

The timelines for the above seven goals are as follows:

CLG Grant Application ? Begin March, End November.

Administrative Review ? Begin April, End August

Historic Resources Survey ? Begin March, End December

Design Guidelines ? Begin April, End June/July

Preservation Plan ? Begin 2016, End 2016

Additional Surveys ? Begin 2016, End Ongoing

Local Tax Incentives ? Begin 2017, End 2017

 

In addition, ordinance revisions to begin ASAP.

 

IV.              Commissioners? Comments

 

V.                 Staff Comments

 

VI.              Adjournment

Peter Guglielmo adjourned the meeting at 7:59 PM.

 

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 15th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 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.

 

 

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Mr. Richard Werbiskis                                                          Mr. Peter Guglielmo

City Planner                                                                           Chair, Historic District Commission

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________