CITY OF MISHAWAKA 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION – SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

 

A regular meeting of the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission was held Tuesday, September 3, 2014 in Room 205, City Hall, 600 East Third Street, Mishawaka IN. Commission members in attendance: Dick Barnette, David Eisen Judy Gray, David Vollrath and Cliff Zenor. Absent: Mike Bultinck, John Gleissner, Tony Obringer, Kate Voelker . Advisory members present: Jennifer Johns, Terry DeMaegd, Nancy Seidler, Bryan Tanner and Shirley McAlister. Also attending: Ken Prince, City Planner.

MINUTES:
August 5, 2014 meeting minutes were approved as circulated.

PUBLIC HEARING:

HPC #14-01 An application for nomination of a local landmark has been submitted by Douglas Merritt, property owner, to establish decommissioned Fire Station No. 4, located at 2319 Lincolnway East as a Local Landmark.

The Commission had previously met with Doug and had him highlight his plans and intention. At that time we were encouraged that he had said all the right things. His plans met with our recommendations. Let’s take a few minutes to go through the proposal and hit some of the highlights Doug has seen the guidelines and realizes what is appropriate and inappropriate for exterior changes. Specific items which were mentioned: signage, sidewalk, landscaping, fence in back, 2-car garage off alley, removing modern items specific to the firehouse, identified which windows that needed to be replaced, paints for the exterior, gutters and downspouts and replacing the rear door.

The petitioner, Doug Merritt, sent a letter updating the progress. He also has a blog.

Motion to accept the application by Douglas Merritt, property owner, designating decommissioned Fire Station No. 4, located at 2319 Lincolnway East as a Local Landmark.

Ken Prince advised it will move on to the Common Council and wouldn’t be official until it was voted on by the Common Council.

OLD BUSINESS

Landmark Plaques

Cliff Zenor has not made any specific dates or times with any of the property owners.

HPC Logo

We need to pick something to get to the graphic designer, who is a friend of Jennifer Johns. The graphic designer picked some he thought he could work with. The Commission looked at them together to decide on a winner. The end result was to take different pieces and make one logo out of those ideas. First and second place was decided on.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR

There was no privilege of the floor.

ADJOURNMENT

Cliff Zenor, Chairman

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