- Historic Preservation Board
- January 4, 2021
January 4, 2021
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
January 4, 2021
Council Chamber City Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Anyone who speaks is considered a witness. If you have photographs, sketches, or documents that you desire for the Commission to consider, they must be submitted into evidence and will be retained by the City. Please submit such exhibits to the Recording Secretary.
(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
(7) NEW BUSINESS
B. Approve the proposed parking, landscaping, and ADA ramp addition at the Carter House property, located at 126 S. Grannis Avenue, per the recommendation of the City's Historic Preservation Officer's (HPO) Report.
C. 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, January 4, 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 Green, Member Gaetjens, Member Foster and Alternate Member Shifalo. Also attending was, Redevelopment Planner Tim Ford, and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.
Vice Chairman Petyk motioned to approve the minutes from the December 7, 2020 meeting. Member Jonas seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote
Certificate of Appropriateness COA#4-2020 126 S. Grannis Avenue
Patricia Tyjeski AICP Project Manager/Historic Preservation Officer with S&ME joined the meeting via telecommunication and gave a PowerPoint Presentation.
Rodney Honeycutt of 3700 S. Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item and answer any questions. Mr. Honeycutt did ask if Ms. Tyjeski if she thought yellow bollards would be sufficient in protecting the porch area from vehicles. Ms. Tyjeski said yes.
Joe Robinson of 4475 S. Hopkins Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item.
Jolynn Nelson of 5 Indian River Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item.
Vice Chairman Petyk said she is recusing herself from this item due to being on the North Brevard Charities Board of Directors. Vice Chairman Petyk was given FORM 8B to fill out.
Member Foster said this is an excellent project.
Member Gaetjens asked what kind of material is being used for the parking spaces. Mr. Honeycutt said he will most likely be pervious pavement.
Chairman Kiesel asked if there are any significant objections after review from the City of Titusville Building Department, would it come back before the Historic Preservation Board for review. Mr. Ford said that the Building Department has already reviewed this and they did not have any objections.
Chairman Kiesel suggested planting something other than a citrus tree due to citrus trees being prone to disease.
Member Foster made a motion to approve the COA#4-2020 126 S. Grannis Avenue with the recommended conditions from the Historic Preservation Officer. Member Jonas seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Mr. Ford said Mr. Warren does not have the funds at this time to make the necessary renovations. Discussion took place amongst the Historic Preservation Board members and staff regarding what should be done regarding properties that need to have work done to restore them and are designated but the restoration is never complete.
Member Foster would like to have a time limit set for the restoration to be complete or at least have the properties be reviewed periodically to find out the status of them from the property owners.
Chairman Kiesel would like to continue to work with the property owners and encourage them and help them take advantage of grants and tax incentives to restore the properties. Chairman Kiesel asked if the designation can be reconsidered by the Historic Preservation Board if the restoration is not complete during a certain time period.
Member Gaetjens suggested that the Historic Preservation Board find out what the valuation of the property is and the cost of the restoration could be to help determine whether or not designating the property is worth it.
Secretary Adams said he is very much against withdrawing any designations. Secretary Adams said that if the property owner would like to withdraw their designation, he believes there is a cost that has to be paid back to the City of Titusville for the designation. Mr. Ford said he would have to look this up to find out exactly what the code says about paying back costs.
Ms. Tyjeski said that designations cannot just be withdrawn. There are criteria that has to be met to lose a designation. Ms. Tyjeski said that there is no time limit for restoration just because a property has been designated.
Chairman Kiesel agrees that he does not want to reconsider any designations. The Historic Preservation Board members all agreed to not reconsider any designations.
Vice Chairman Petyk said she would just like to keep in contact with the owners of the designated properties and that way the Historic Preservation Board can get updates regarding the status of the properties.
Chairman Kiesel asked if staff could give updates on the designated properties every 6 months to a year.
Mr. Ford said the owner of 346 S. Washington Avenue thought he was eligible for a façade grant but a façade grant is not available for new construction.
Mr. Ford said that a representative will be coming over to meet with staff regarding the Historic booklet and walking/driving tour the week of February 15th – 19th.
Mr. Ford said that he will be reaching out to Mr. Davis, Mr. Warren and Ms. Golding to setup a meeting regarding the Neighborhood Conservation District.
Mr. Ford asked if the semi-annual report will be given by a member of the Board or as a written report. Member Shifalo said she thinks this report should always be given by a member of the Board in person. Chairman Kiesel said he will give the report if he is able to but needs to check his calendar. Member Shifalo said she will give the report in person if Chairman Kiesel is unable to give the report.
Member Shifalo asked for an explanation regarding the e-mail Mr. Parrish sent to the Historic Preservation Board regarding legislation that may impact Conservation Districts. Member Foster said she believes it will impact the design within Conservation Districts. Mr. Ford said he will try and get more information regarding this and make it available before the meeting takes place with the Neighborhood Conservation District.
Member Foster said she attended the state seminar for the CLG training. Member Foster said there was a session on design review and board member basics which were both very good.