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2017-08-02 Historic Preservation Commission HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION Greenmead Historical Park Dennis Wright 20501 Newburgh Road MAYOR Livonia, Michigan 48152 (248) 477-7375 Linda McCann DIRECTOR Fax (248) 426-8568 Community Resources Department 33000 Civic Center Drive Livonia, Michigan 48154-3097 (734) 466-2540 Livonia Historic Preservation Commission Voting Meeting Minutes August 2, 2017 Call to Order 6:05 p.m. Attendance: Ralph Bakewell, Kathleen Glynn, Kathleen Johnson-Bartshe, Donald Knapp, Danielle Lewon Other Attendees: Emily Tchorz Approval of Minutes for voting minutes of May 2017, K. Glynn moved to approve May 2017 minutes as presented, seconded by Ralph Bakewell. Approved. Correspondences- Next issue of Old House Journal Found some book in braille but don't know which book they are, one page but unclear what it relates too. Letter to caretaker about an outdoor grill, issue has been resolved. Cemetery walk meeting, next Monday 1pm. New Issues Cemetery walk- September, making posters and such Hill House basement door- wood panels are soft, door has trouble locking. Have issues with people being able to get in, a replacement metal door changing the trim profile. K. Glynn made motion to install half-rounded 4-6” gutter as suggested in Hill House section of Greenmead Farm Complex architectural survey and report 1991 by Kirkarchitecture, and a new wood door to replace to match with 6 lights and 2 vertical panels painted to match the siding. Seconded D. Knapp, Ayes-5 Nay-0 DUR door – 5 horizontal panels and painted. K. Johnson -Bartshe inspected, panels are not soft but falling, can be repaired. D. Knapp makes a motion to first take all efforts to repair the door and if it cannot then replace with a wood door to match and painted. Seconded by R. Bakewell Ayes-5 Nays-0 Geer store chimney, pulling away from building, will be removed starting tomorrow. Footing is too small, would have to completely rebuild. Not sure if original to building, added later or added when moved to Greenmead. K. Glynn made a motion for the Geer store to: • repair or replace the chimney as needed; • replace with a new, appropriate footing as suggested by contractor and reviewed by the city inspector; • Reuse of existing bricks as much as possible. Seconded by R. Bakewell, Ayes -5, Nays-0 City Center cemetery arch- 3 quotes. 2 ready- $5,500 for full replacement. Diesños- reusing posts, replace backing of arch and curliques, painted and installed $4,352.38. Great Lakes Fabrication- thought more could be saved. Sanded and repainted, $? (still waiting). Last 2 both said that the tops of the posts are totally gone, not sure what it was there as well. Budgetary issues discussed with consideration to the arch repair- does our single budget cover the whole expense? If used, the HPC budget would be depleted. Inspection of the other cemetery gates/fences is suggested to be aware of any issues and if there may be future expenses. R. Bakewell made a motion to repair or replace the materials for the city center cemetery arch as proposed by the contractor to be selected. Seconded – K. Glynn Ayes-5 Nays-0 Current Issues -In budget: 7 stones were repaired, other expenditures, so have $500 remaining in city cemetery maintenance budget. Total budget is now at $3,558. Trust Fund has another $3,980. Certified Local Government- have to convince city council to approve it. Survey city/districts- have to do Updates Greenmead updates- Highland Games this weekend. Still looking for volunteers! Schoolhouse move- move complete and scrap bricks have been removed from the field. Metal fence installed around the area too. Walk on Items Next Meeting stthth Voting Meeting November 1, 2017. Planning meeting dates September 6, October 4. Adjournment 8:08 p.m., respectively submitted by Danielle Lewon