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Historic Preservation Commission - October 20, 2020 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Historic Preservation Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held virtually in the Commission Chambers at City Hall at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The Historic Preservation Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Heather Fischer, Paul Gleye, Nathan Larson, Jay Nelson

Absent: Christine Kloubec, Matthew Boreen, Mike Dawson

Chair Fischer called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.

Item 1: Minutes: Regular Meeting of September 15, 2020
Member Gleye moved the minutes of the September 15, 2020 Historic Preservation Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Nelson. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Historic Overlay District Review
a. 914 10th Street South – Chas A Roberts Historic Overlay District: APPROVED
Assistant Planner Maggie Squyer presented the application to reconstruct the existing wraparound porch and restore it to the original design.

Member Gleye commented on the photos included in the packet, and shared a brief history about the design of the existing columns. He stated he would like to see the columns restored rather than replaced.

Applicant Clint Minion, via conference call, spoke on behalf of the application and explained the current condition of the columns. Upon further discussion, Mr. Minion agreed to meet with Member Gleye and the property owner to examine if the columns could be restored.

Discussion continued confirming the final dimensions of the completed porch, and what will replace the existing handrails.

Member Gleye moved to approve the project as submitted, subject to further consultation with the Historic Preservation Commission Members regarding the possibility of restoring the columns. Second by Member Larson. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Mr. Minion stated that he would be visiting the property today after the meeting. A 9:00 a.m. meeting was set with Member Fischer and Member Gleye attending.

Item 3: Oak Grove Neighborhood Historic Overlay District – CONTINUED TO NOVEMBER 17, 2020: APPROVED
A Hearing had been set for this date and time; however, the applicant has requested this item be continued to the November 17, 2020 meeting.

Member Larson moved to continue this item to the November 17, 2020 meeting. Second by Member Nelson. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 4: Liaison Reports
No reports were provided at this time.

Item 5: Other Business or Public Comment
No other business or public comments were discussed.

Item 6: Next Meeting – November 17, 2020
The time at adjournment was 8:17 a.m.