|Department: Historic Preservation|
Date: Sep 15, 2010 at 4:00 PM
|This meeting will be held in the Board Room on the lower level of Linn County West, 2500 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
If you have questions about the meeting or regarding the Historic Preservation Commission, contact Jan Every at 319-892-5117 or email@example.com.
I. Call to Order
II. Public Comments
III. Announcements / Communication
Minutes of July 21, 2010
V. Old Business
A. Memorandum of Agreement – Review Revised Draft
B. Inventory of County-Owned Historic Sites & Properties – Report from Subcommittee
C. Planning Reports
1. Granger House
2. Alburnett Rockford Building
D. FY11 Budget Allocation
VI. New Business
A. FY11 Historic Preservation Grant Change Request – Center Point Historical Society
B. FY12 Historic Preservation Grant Application Review
VII. Next Meeting
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
2010-09-15 Agenda.doc, 121k
Brent Harstad (Until 5:00)
Peter Jaynes, Chair
Fred Easker, Vice Chair
Dick Thomas, Secretary
Joi Bergman, Staff Liaison
Jan Every, Recording Secretary
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 4:03 p.m. by Chair Peter Jaynes.
Announcements / Communication
Hardy attended Historic Preservation Basics on August 19, 2010.
Statewide Historic Preservation Conference – September 17-19, 2010 – Red Oak, Iowa
Mortar Matters – September 23, 2010 – Des Moines, Iowa / September 24 -- Sioux City, Iowa
Bob Yapp Seminar – October 2, 2010 – Des Moines, Iowa
CAMP – October 9, 2010 – Dubuque, Iowa
11th Annual One-Room School House Conference – October 8-9, 2010 – Maquoketa, Iowa
National Preservation Conference – October 27-30, 2010 – Austin, Texas
National Main Streets Conference – May 22-25, 2011 – Des Moines, Iowa
The minutes of the July 21, 2010 Linn County Historic Preservation Commission meeting were approved as submitted.
Memorandum of Agreement
At its July 21 meeting, the Commission approved, as a concurring party, the draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between FEMA, the State Historical Society, Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division, Linn County, and Wildwood Park LLC (Dvorana Hall). At that time, the Commission asked for assurance that flood insurance be carried on the structure. The draft MOA has been revised as follows:
STIPULATION I. B. Wildwood Park LLC shall obtain insurance to cover damages to Dvorana Hall resulting from future flooding. Such coverage must, at a minimum, be in the amount of the rehabilitation work included in this MOA.
APPENDIX A Addition of Items 1-4.
Motion by Harstad, second by Feddern, all those present voting aye, to concur with the draft Memorandum of Agreement Among the Federal Emergency Management Agency; The State Historical Society of Iowa; Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division; Linn County, Iowa; and Wildwood Park LLC Regarding the Demolition of Historic Properties.
Inventory of County-Owned Historic Sites and Properties in Linn County, Iowa
The subcommittee has had conversations with Linn County Conservation since the majority of county-owned historic sites and properties are under the management of Conservation. The Conservation Board is in the planning process to prioritize the sites and properties that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Once the planning process is complete, the subcommittee will be able to continue discussions with Conservation regarding preservation steps.
Granger House – Bloomquist stated the Planning Report for the Granger House is complete and that Ed Sauter will forward copies to the Commission and Granger House. Bloomquist also noted he didn’t think Sauter will be submitting an invoice for his time.
Alburnett Rockford Building -- In July, it was agreed Bergman would contact the Alburnett Historical Society to ask if they were ready for their building to be reviewed. Bergman wrote a letter to the Society, and to date has not yet heard back.
FY11 Budget Allocation
The Commission currently has approximately $9,100.00 available for the next fiscal year. A discussion was held on how funds will be allocated. Recommendations are:
1. $2,500.00 -- National Register of Historic Places nominations for county-owned sites and properties.
2. $2,500.00 -- National Register of Historic Places nominations for structures identified in surveyed subsections. Pfiffner said the owner should pay a portion of the nomination. Hardy suggested a contract with the owner requiring the structure to be maintained once listed on the Register. Jaynes asked for a list of eligible structures, then select 4 or 5 and approach the owners. Bergman suggested a conversation with Leah Rogers on the appropriate steps.
3. $1,000.00 -- Historic Preservation Month – Follow up on last year’s project of creating a map and promoting the many sites related to the history of Linn County.
4. $1,500.00 – Commission training.
5. $2,000.00 – Public outreach and education
Another suggestion for funds, but none allocated, was to update the older Planning Reports. The initial step would be to contact the consultant who wrote the original report to see if it should be updated. If yes, then contact the organization that owns the structure to see if they would like an updated report.
During budgeting discussions, it was decided to strike two items from the list of Initiatives/ Programming, as they were determined to be outside the Commission’s role. The items stricken were Historic Collection/Artifact Consultant and Scholarship Program.
FY11 Historic Preservation Grant Change Request
The Center Point Historical Society submitted a request to “switch the $75 designated in the grant for a 4’ coat hook/single shelf wall unit to another 8’ table.”
The Commission agreed to approve the request. The Society will be notified they can proceed with their revised project.
FY12 Historic Preservation Grant Application Review
During last year’s grant cycle, Commission members suggested several changes on improving the application and scoring matrix. At this evening’s meeting, the Commission discussed changes (highlighted) as follows:
1. Grant Application Instructions
The application must be complete and stand on its own. All required documents must be attached. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Linn County reserves the right to waive minor deficiencies in the grant application and to call the applicant for more information.
Delete in its entirety.
2. Grant Application
# 10 Project benefit accessibility to the public
How and when will the public benefit from this project? What will be lost if this project is not done? Is your project accessible to the public? If so, when?
3. Scoring Matrix
Change the following from Scores to Yes or No
# 3, 2nd Item
# 10 Project benefit accessibility to the public
Add disclaimer: Scores do not necessarily reflect funding decisions.
Motion by Bloomquist, second by Pfiffner, all those present voting aye, to approve the recom-mended changes to the FY12 Historic Preservation Grant application and scoring matrix.
During the application discussion, it was questioned whether the special meeting to discuss the submitted applications is necessary. The meeting is held so all members understand the projects and to clarify any misinterpretations. In addition, Commission members have the opportunity to offer input regarding partial funding or funding only a portion of a project. Members present agreed the meeting should be held.
The next Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. on October 20 in the Board Room at Linn County West.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:25 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Approved,
2010-09-15 Minutes.pdf, 957k
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