- Historic Preservation Board
- June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
June 7, 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 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
B. Discuss plans for the 2021 Historic Preservation Board (HPB) Annual Workshop
(7) NEW BUSINESS
C. Provide advisability on amending the Historic Property Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Code to be consistent with the Florida Administrative Code Rule 1A-38.003 (1) Application for Exemptions.
D. Approve the proposed alterations at 407 S. Washington Avenue which include awnings, windows, adding an ADA ramp and ADA accessible main entrance/exit, the closure of a entrance/exit, etc. per the recommendation of the City's Historic Preservation Officer (HPO).
E. Staff will provide updates on the following items at the June 7, 2021 Historic Preservation Board meeting:
1. Historic Booklet & Walking/Driving Tour Grant Project
2. 9 S. Palm Avenue
3. FY 23 Small Matching Grant Design Guidelines Submittal
4. 723 S. Palm Avenue
6. Fees for COA's
7. Historic Landmarks Brochure
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, June 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Secretary Adams called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Present were Member Jonas, Member Foster, Alternate Member Shifalo and Alternate Member Caramanna-Collins. Vice Chairman Kiesel, Vice Chairman Petyk, Member Green and Member Gaetjens were absent. Also attending was, Redevelopment Planner Tim Ford, Planning Manager Brad Parrish and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.
Alternate Member Shifalo motioned to approve the minutes from the May 3, 2021 meeting. Member Foster seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Secretary Adams said he would like to move ahead on the agenda to the new business item 7D. The Historic Preservation Board members agreed to move to agenda item 7D first.
Certificate of Appropriateness COA#2-2021 – 407 S. Washington Avenue
Patricia Tyjeski with SM&E gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding this item.
Scott MacDade with MacDade Construction 1200 S. Sanford Avenue Sanford, Florida came to speak in favor of this item and to answer questions. Mr. MacDade provided the color samples of the proposed paint colors.
Kevin Riley of 1120 Riverside Drive Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item. Mr. Riley asked that the color selection be changed as he is opposed the black and white color scheme that is being proposed.
Mr. Ford said that both black and white are approved colors for the downtown.
The Historic Preservation Board members had discussion regarding the color options. The Historic Preservation Board members suggested using a softer white, and to paint the parapet to frame in the building.
Member Foster made a motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness COA#2-2021 for 407 S. Washington Avenue with the suggestion to use a softer white or the (winter white) color option that was presented by Mr. MacDade. Member Jonas seconded.
Roll call was as follows:
Secretary Adams Yes
Member Jonas Yes
Member Shifalo Yes
Member Caramanna-Collins Yes
Member Foster Yes
Petitions & Requests from Public Present
2021 Historic Preservation Board Annual Workshop
Discussion took place amongst the Historic Preservation Board members regarding the workshop. The Historic Preservation Board members discussed the quote given by Ms. Oldham.
The Historic Preservation Board members would like to have Ms. Oldham give an overview of the outline she provided instead of her creating a PowerPoint Presentation according to her quote.
Alternate Member Shifalo suggested reaching out to the Sarasota Florida Historic Officer to potentially join the meeting virtually and speak about the Conservation District in Sarasota.
Mr. Parrish asked if the Historic Preservation Board members would like for staff to speak with Ms. Oldham and negotiate the speaking price quote that was given. The Historic Preservation Board agreed to have staff speak to Ms. Oldham about the quote for being the guest speaker. The Historic Preservation Board said the budget should be $1,200.00 for the guest speaker.
Historic Property Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Code Amendment Advisability
Mr. Ford gave an overview of this item.
The Historic Preservation Board members had brief discussion regarding this item.
Alternate Member Shifalo made a motion to request that staff ask City Council for advisability regarding the Historic Property Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Code. Member Jonas seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Mr. Ford went over the reports that were provided in the agenda packet.
Mr. Ford said the Explore Historic Titusville booklets are published and the mobile app also works. The Historic Preservation Board members were all very pleased with how it turned out.
Mr. Ford said that 9 S. Palm Avenue was demolished on May 4, 2021.
Mr. Ford said that Mr. Warren did allow for photo documentation of the property at 723 S. Palm Avenue. Member Foster asked Mr. Warren if the bricks and windows might be saved and put off to the side.
Mr. Ford went over the Historic Preservation Board budget. The Historic Preservation Board members asked if there were any other city budget funds that could help with having more copies of the Explore Historic Titusville booklets printed. Mr. Parrish said he could speak with the Economic Development Director to see if they had additional funds to help with printing more booklets. The Historic Preservation Board members also discussed looking into having a rack card printed which would be easier to hand out and give information for the Explore Historic Titusville mobile app and website information etc.
The Historic Preservation Board members decided to have discussion regarding potential Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) fees when there are more members of the Historic Preservation Board present to give their feedback.
Member Foster brought up 346 S. Washington Avenue and said Ms. Shindo told her she had been approached about her vacant property behind this location as there was someone interested in potentially purchasing the vacant property. Mr. Ford said to his knowledge no one has asked the City of Titusville any questions about the property and what it could be used for.