- Historic Preservation Board
- March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
March 1, 2021
City Hall in Council Chambers
555 S. Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida 32796
In order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to comply with all local, state, and federal laws and guidelines regarding social distancing rules, designated seating shall be provided for the public at Historic Preservation Board and other City Boards meetings. Individual speakers shall, when directed to do so, be given the opportunity to speak on agenda items during the meetings in accordance with City of Titusville policies and Resolution No. 36-2020. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstrative aids shall be brought into public meetings of Historic Preservation Board and City Boards. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion of their speaking time. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screening for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall or public meetings of Historic Preservation Board and City Boards. As an additional method for public participation, the public may submit written comments, via email to email@example.com or by regular mail to Historic Preservation Board's attention at City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796. Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the start of the meeting and include the senders name, address and the subject line must specify the agenda item being addressed. All comments will be disseminated to the Historic Preservation Board members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken.
All persons who anticipate speaking on any Public Hearing item must fill out an Oath Card to be heard on that agenda item and sign the oath contained thereon. These cards are located on the table near the entrance to the Council Chamber or may be obtained from the Recording Secretary. This meeting will be conducted in accordance to the procedures adopted in Resolution #24-1997.
Those speaking in favor of a request will be heard first, those opposed will be heard second, and those who wish to make a public comment on the item will speak third. The applicant may make a brief rebuttal if necessary. A representative from either side, for or against, may cross-examine a witness.
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(1) CALL TO ORDER
(2) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
(3) ROLL CALL
(4) APPROVAL OF MINUTES
(5) PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM PUBLIC PRESENT
(6) OLD BUSINESS
B. Discussion and direction by the Board regarding guidelines for the review of buildings 50 years and older proposed to be demolished.
C. Discussion and determination on drafting a letter from the Historic Preservation Board expressing the Board's concerns regarding the proposed House Bill 55 legislation to local legislators.
(7) NEW BUSINESS
D. Staff will present an update on items to the Historic Preservation Board
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Historic Preservation Board respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City desires to accommodate persons with disabilities. Accordingly, any physically handicapped person, pursuant to Chapter 286.26 Florida Statutes, should at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, submit a written request to the chairperson of the meeting that the physically handicapped person desires to attend.
The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Council Chamber at City Hall, located at 555 South Washington Avenue on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Chairman Kiesel called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Present were Vice Chairman Petyk, Secretary Adams, Member Jonas, Member Gaetjens, Member Foster and Member Green. Also attending was, Redevelopment Planner Tim Ford and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.
Vice Chairman Petyk motioned to approve the minutes from the February 1, 2021 meeting with corrections. Member Foster seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote
Petitions & Requests from Public Present
Terry Rosenberger of 2381 Talmadge Drive Titusville, Florida came to speak. Mr. Rosenberger brought some Titusville artifacts to share with the Historic Preservation Board and presented them to Mr. Ford to provide to the Titusville Historical Museum.
Review of 50+ year old buildings being demo’d
Mr. Ford gave a brief overview of this item.
Discussion took place by the Historic Preservation Board and staff regarding this item.
Member Jonas made a motion to leave the current demolition policy in place. Vice Chairman Petyk seconded.
Roll call was as follows:
Secretary Adams No
Member Green Yes
Member Gaetjens Yes
Member Jonas Yes
Vice Chairman Petyk Yes
Member Foster No
Chairman Kiesel Yes
Motion passed with a 5 yes, 2 no vote.
House Bill 55
Mr. Ford gave a brief overview of this item.
There was some discussion regarding this item but no action was taken.
Mr. Ford advised the Historic Preservation Board of the balance remaining in the Historic Preservation Board’s budget.
Mr. Ford said that the Historic Preservation Board workshop on February 25, 2021 went well. Member Jonas will provide a list of the houses on Indian River Avenue and Riverside Drive to Mr. Ford to provide to Mr. Siberman to include in the draft tour. Mr. Ford said the draft tour will come back to the Historic Preservation Board for review once complete.
Chairman Kiesel asked Mr. Ford to send out letters to all of the houses of historical significance on Indian River Avenue and Riverside Drive to encourage them to designate their homes as local designations.
Mr. Ford said that Mr. Davis with the West Titusville is interested in meeting now and Mr. Ford is working on setting up a meeting time.
Mr. Ford said that staff is ready to proceed with a small matching grant when the grant application dates are open for the historical resource of a design review guideline book.
Mr. Ford said Mr. Warren should be submitting the demolition permit to the building department soon.