January 2, 2024

  1. Minutes

The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session at City Hall in the Council Chamber, located at 555 South Washington Avenue on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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Vice Chairman Petyk called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.  Present were Secretary Adams, Member Gaetjens, Member Jonas, Member Shifalo, Member Foster, and Alternate Member Davis. Chairman Kiesel and Alternate Member Crofton were absent. Also attending was Community Development Director Brad Parrish, Redevelopment Planner Tim Ford,  Redevelopment Planner Sue Williams, Planner Tabitha Armstrong, and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.

 

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Secretary Adams motioned to approve the minutes from the December 4, 2023 meeting. Member Shifalo seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.

 

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Petitions & Request 

None

 

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Old Business

None

 

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New Business

 

Historic Preservation Board Semi-Annual Report

The Historic Preservation Board members took a few minutes to review the semi-annual report that will be provided to City Council.

 

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Member Foster made a motion to approve the Historic Preservation Board’s semi-annual report for reporting period of July – December 2023. Secretary Adams seconded.  There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.

 

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Historic Preservation Board Annual Workshop Discussion

Ms. Williams informed the Historic Preservation Board members that Mr. Ennis Davis and Ms. Vicki Oldham would both be available to speak at the workshop if officially invited. Ms. Williams said that she did not have the exact cost of the speakers but Ms. Oldham said her fee would be more than the last fee which was $1,400.00.  

 

Member Shifalo said she would like to find out the cost for having Mr. Ennis Davis come and be a speaker.

 

Vice Chairman Petyk said Member Kirk Davis gave an excellent presentation that she heard regarding the black history of Titusville. The Historic Preservation Board members had discussion regarding having Member Kirk Davis give a presentation regarding Joynerville and the black history of Titusville. Member Davis said he would be open to giving a presentation during the workshop.

 

Member Gaetjens suggested inviting a member or members from the Melbourne, Florida Historic Preservation Board to come to the workshop to maybe provide input as to what their board is doing.

 

The Historic Preservation Board members decided that Ms. Oldham’s fee was too high and would like to find out more from Mr. Ennis Davis and maybe have the consultant also give a presentation. The potential speakers now would be Ennis Davis, Kirk Davis and the consultant once selected.

 

Member Foster suggested reaching out to the City of Sanford about the revitalization that took place in their downtown area and also in their black community.

 

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Reports

 

Ms. Williams provided a brief report about the Joynerville grant.

 

Ms. Williams said that she is waiting to hear back from Sarah Miller about the registration link for the FPAN Cemetery Resource Protection Training workshop on February 10, 2024.

 

Mr. Parrish said that staff will be bringing policies, goals and objectives to future meetings for the board members to review in efforts to include in the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Member Foster reminded the members of the Hand in Glove seminar on January 27, 2024.

 

Member Foster said Ruth is working on a student leaders committee in Virginia Beach, which is a committee that is reaching out to high school youths to get them inspired and trained in historic preservation. Member Foster thought it would be a good idea for Titusville to do the same and get the young people in the community more involved and interested in historic preservation.

 

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Adjournment 1:46 pm