- Historic Preservation Board
- September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
September 7, 2021
City Hall in Council Chamber
555 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. Discuss plans for the 2021 Historic Preservation Board (HPB) Annual Workshop.
(7) NEW BUSINESS
C. Recommend the Historic Preservation Board hold off on recommending amending the Historic Property Ad Valorem Tax Exemption code with regards to application requirements to the City Council.
D. Staff will provide updates on items pertaining 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 Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Vice Chairman Petyk called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Present were Member Jonas, Member Gaetjens and Member Green. Chairman Kiesel, Secretary Adams, Member Foster, Alternate Member Shifalo and Alternate Member Caramanna-Collins were absent. Also attending was, Planning Manager Brad Parrish and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.
Member Jonas motioned to approve the minutes from the August 2, 2021 meeting. Member Gaetjens seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Petitions & Requests from Public Present
Historic Preservation Board 2021 Annual Workshop
The Historic Preservation Board members requested that the same refreshments are provided as in years past.
Historic Property Ad Valorem Tax
Mr. Parrish gave a brief overview as to why staff is recommending that the Historic Preservation Board hold off on making any recommendations on amending the Historic Property Ad Valorem Tax Exemption code.
Member Jonas made a motion to not move forward with making any recommendations to change the Historic Property Ad Valorem Tax Exemption code and keep what is already in the code. Member Gaetjens seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote in favor.
Mr. Parrish went over the staff reports provided in the agenda.
Mr. Parrish spoke about potentially looking for grant funds to pursue having a consultant do research regarding the African American Business District that once existed on South Street. Mr. Parrish asked if this is something the Historic Preservation Board would be interested in applying for the next small matching grant if other grant funds are not found to pursue this project. The Historic Preservation Board members were all interested in possibly moving forward with this project. Mr. Parrish said that the small matching grant application submission opens in March/April 2022.
Mr. Parrish said he attended the American Planning Association conference this past week and said he will be providing some information to the Historic Preservation Board members regarding North Star Legacy Communities that he thought was interesting.