Winterville Historic Preservation Commission

Minutes for April 20, 2021

The Winterville Historic Preservation Commission held a meeting on April 20, 2021 at the Depot in Winterville, Georgia. Present and participating were Kim Burch (Chair), Jonathan Frye (Vice Chair), Aaron Watwood, James Taylor, and Jonathan Scott.

The meeting was called to order at 6:09 pm.

A motion was made by Mr. Frye to accept the minutes of the committee’s March 13 meeting. Mr. Watwood seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

A discussion was held regarding the forthcoming Historic District design guideline and district map vote by City Council. It is expected that Mayor Ferrelle and Councilmembers will present an edited map and guidelines for vote during their May council session.

A formal vote was held for the Certificate of Appropriateness submitted for 217 Robert Hardeman Road. Mr. Watwood made a motion to approve the COA as written. Mr. Tucker seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

A discussion was held regarding the accuracy of meeting descriptions as advertised by the city’s website. Mr. Scott will reach out to Michelle Vetter regarding this.

A discussion was held regarding the possibility of making HPC meetings capable of being attended virtually. Ms. Burch and Mr. Scott will work out the best way to proceed.

A discussion was held regarding HPC member terms. It is believed that one or more of the current HPC member terms are either expired or will expire soon. Mr. Scott will examine relevant HPC meeting minutes for information pertaining to this, as well as minutes from the initial HPC appointments during the June 2018 City Council meeting. Upon review, Mr. Scott will inform Wendy Bond, City Clerk, if this matter needs to be addressed at the May 2021 Council meeting.

Public questions were responded to regarding the definition of “street facing” as it pertains to the proposed Historic District guidelines, HPC methodology for contributing and noncontributing structures within a district, and the broad rationale behind historic preservation as a field.

Mr. Frye made motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Scott seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 7:12

 

City of Winterville, Georgia