- Historic Preservation Board
- January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
January 3, 2022
Fire Department Multi-Purpose Room
550 S. Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida 32796
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. Continued discussion and direction on holding a Historic Preservation Annual Workshop in the month of May, 2022.
(7) NEW BUSINESS
C. Approve the proposed alterations at 329 S. Washington Avenue which include storefront windows and doors replacements per the recommendation of the City's Historic Preservation Officer (HPO).
D. Staff will provide updates on items pertaining to the Historic Preservation Board. No action is needed.
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 Fire Department Multi-Purpose Room, located at 550 South Washington Avenue on Monday January 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Chairman Kiesel called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Present were Secretary Adams, Member Gaetjens, Alternate Member Caramanna-Collins and Alternate Member Shifalo. Vice Chairman Petyk, Member Green, Member Foster, and Member Jonas were absent. Also attending was, Redevelopment Planner Tim Ford and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.
Member Shifalo motioned to approve the minutes from the December 6, 2021 meeting minutes. Member Caramanna-Collins seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Petitions & Requests from Public Present
Chairman Kiesel asked that the Board hear item 7C first on the agenda. The Historic Preservation Board members were in agreement to move to this item first.
Certificate of Appropriateness COA#1-2022 – 329 S. Washington Avenue
Mr. Ford gave a brief overview and said Pat Tyjeski the Historic Preservation officer with S&ME was joining virtually to give a PowerPoint presentation.
Ms. Tyjeski gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding the COA#1-2022 – 329 S. Washington Avenue.
Discussion took place amongst the Historic Preservation Board members, Ms. Tyjeski and Mr. Ford regarding the COA. The Historic Preservation Board members brought up concerns regarding the type of material that is being proposed as being bronze and that this would not be consistent with the surrounding structures, they would like it to match what is existing, which is the aluminum color.
Chairman Kiesel asked that clarification be made when referring to “orientation” in the PowerPoint that it be clear it is referring to the orientation of the entry way to the street and not the angle of the door.
Chairman Kiesel said that any tint used should be clear and for the purpose of UV protection.
Member Shifalo made a motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness COA #1-2022 as presented by the Historic Preservation officer which includes all suggested conditions and the following three (3) amended conditions by the Historic Preservation Board: 1. The new window and door color and finish shall match the color and finish of the existing doors and windows on the south half of the building. (Downtown Gallery). 2. The orientation of the front entry way doors must be preserved as it is today. 3. Tinting of all glass (windows and doors) is limited to clear UV tint.
Roll call was as follows:
Secretary Adams Yes
Member Gaetjens Yes
Member Shifalo Yes
Member Caramanna-Collins Yes
Chairman Kiesel Yes
Discussion for a May 2022 Workshop
Chairman Kiesel asked the Historic Preservation Board members if they had any input on potential themes for the May workshop.
Some ideas for topics were as follows:
- Promoting local designations
- Adaptive reuse presentation (Member Shifalo volunteered to give this presentation)
- Local designation process, perhaps Mr. Kevin Riley could give a presentation regarding his experience.
- How the Historic Preservation Board came about
- Presentation on grant (awaiting grant notification which is March 1, 2022)
Chairman Kiesel asked that the Historic Preservation Board members take time to consider the discussed topics and come prepared to the February 7, 2022 meeting with definitive workshop topics. Chairman Kiesel said that a date should also be confirmed for the workshop in May 2022 calendar year, and this date needs to be on a Thursday evening to avoid conflicts with scheduled meetings in the Council Chambers.
Mr. Ford went over the staff reports provided in the agenda.
Mr. Ford said Mr. Warren is finalizing the paperwork for the demolition of 723 S. Palm Avenue.
Mr. Ford said the city should hear about the grant by March 1, 2022.
Mr. Ford said that Dr. George Fayson and Mr. Davis will be giving presentations at the February 7, 2022 meeting regarding the Oakridge Cemetery and Davis Cemetery.
Mr. Ford asked for input regarding updating the Explore Historic Titusville webpage, app, and booklet. The Historic Preservation Board members asked to wait until they hear back about the grant in March before updating anything.
Member Shifalo volunteered to give the semi-annual report in person at the January 25, 2022 City Council meeting.
Chairman Kiesel said he would like to research alternative ways to save future structures such as the 723 S. Palm Avenue structure. Mr. Ford said they looked into multiple alternatives to try and save this structure with Mr. Warren. Chairman Kiesel asked if pictures have been taken to document the structure. Mr. Ford said yes, and he will be taking photos during the demolition.