Will County Historic Preservation Commission met April 3
Will County Historic Preservation Commission met April 3.
Here is the minutes provided by the commission:
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL - ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM
Chairwoman Sandy Vasko called the meeting to order at 7:11 PM
|Ann Marie Nagel||Secretary||Present|
|John Kiefner||Late||7:12 PM|
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Nagel moved to adopt the agenda as presented. McCollum seconded, which was passed unanimously.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Historic Preservation Commission - Regular Meeting - Mar 6, 2019 7:00 PM
RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER: Ann Marie Nagel, Secretary
SECONDER: William McCollum
AYES: Paddock, Vasko, Seggebruch, Nagel, McCollum, Kiefner
ABSENT: Galik, Panozzo
5. PUBLIC COMMENTS
No public comments.
6. CHAIR'S REPORT
Vasko discussed having a traveling meeting in August at the Monee Community Building, when the Monee Township survey draft would be completed. The community and the Monee Historical Society can be invited to participate as it had in the past with the Will and Crete Surveys. Nagel will work to arrange that meeting.
7. STAFF'S REPORT
Farrell informed the Commission that two landmark nominations were received - one for the Haven-Francis House and one for the Methodist Episcopal Church. Both structures are located in the Village of New Lenox and require an intergovernmental agreement in order to proceed. The structures are owned by and were nominated by the New Lenox Area Historical Society.
Farrell discussed the CAMP training scheduled for May 11th in Kankakee and solicited interest from the Commissioners on who would like to attend.
Farrell announced the 2019 preservation related conferences.
8. OLD BUSINESS
Kiefner will be working to set up a traveling meeting at the Crosswinds Farm in Manhattan for July 10th.
9. NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion: Hand-outs to Libraries
Existing hand-outs were reviewed by the Commission. The Commission directed Farrell to use the Hinsdale/SHPO Fact v. Fiction document as a basis to create a new hand-out and present the draft at the next meeting.
2. CLG FY19 Grant Application Ideas
The Commission approved Farrell to proceed with the application proposal as presented.
10. COMMISSIONER DISCUSSION
Nagel discussed her and Farrell's meeting with the owner of the Black Walnut School, the one room schoolhouse converted to a residence on Highland Avenue in Monee which was nominated as a landmark. The building does not appear to have ever been moved and is remarkably intact, even retaining some of the original furniture and piano from the days when it was a school. Nagel met with Lee Deutsche, a relative of the former property owner, and is finishing up the statement of significance for the nomination.
Vasko attended the Peotone Historical Society meeting and discussed the status of the Peotone Mill.
Seggebruch informed the Commission that the lower level of the G.A.R. in Aurora will be completed.McCollum discussed the New Lenox landmark nominations and offered his help in facilitating the intergovernmental agreement.
Kiefner stated that the Manhattan Historical Society has a display at the Will County Historical Museum and Research Center. The old, now demolished, hospital in Manhattan was discussed. Vasko has information related to it and will provide it to the Manhattan Historical Society.
Kiefner moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:07pm. Seggebruch seconded. The motion passed unanimously.