3/1/2010 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes
Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 6:05 p.m. welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from February 1, 2010 meeting were presented for review and approval. David Mitchell made motion to approve minutes; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowksi. All voted aye.
- Chairman Padgett stated bids are out for Resaca Battlefield project at this time. Bids are projected to be in for vote by the Board of Commissioners at the April 6, 2010 meeting. He stated there has been some recent opposition to the project.
- Chairman Padgett stated the cemetery project is progressing very well. Currently there are 133 cemeteries that have been visited by the HPC and another busy day of cemetery visits is scheduled for March 3, 2010. David Mitchell stated the HPC is still receiving information in regards to cemeteries from the general public. He attributed some of the information coming from a good article the Chattanooga Times Free Press had in their paper.
- Chairman Padgett stated national register application is still in process for Fort Wayne but will wait for process for Resaca Battlefield pending approval of project by Board of Commissioners.
- Chairman Padgett briefly discussed photo and article in previous weeks Calhoun Times.
- HPC members discussed upcoming 2-day training to be held in Warm Springs, Georgia. Anyone interested in attending should contact Ursula to ensure fees are paid on time and hotel reservations secured.
- Chairman Padgett has spoken with Chris Mockett, Church of Latter Day Saints, in reference to a community service project Mr. Mockett is organizing. Chris Mockett entered into the meeting and Chairman Padgett introduced him to the HPC members and turned meeting over to him.
- Chris Mockett informed the HPC of the proposed annual project, Helping Hands Linking Arms, a community service project, to be held this year on April 24th. He is trying to get other churches involved with the project. Chris Mockett had presented the Board of Commissioners a proclamation at the March 2, 2010 commissioner meeting in regards to the project, making himself and his church available to the county for any community service needs. Chairman Padgett spoke with Mr. Mockett at the March 2nd commissioner meeting and informed him that the HPC might be interested in using his organizations’ help with a community service project. Chairman Padgett informed Mr. Mockett of the cemetery project the HPC is working on and his desire to see some of the cemeteries cleaned up. Mr. Mockett agreed that the cemetery clean up project would be an ideal community service project. There was a brief discussion on cemeteries that would need to be cleaned up. Jane Powers Weldon made a motion for the HPC to work with the Latter Day Saints, Helping Hands Linking Arms, and community service project; seconded by Betty Anne Surdykowski. All voted aye. David Mitchell will be contact person for Chris Mockett and the HPC. Chris Mockett stated he looks forwarding to working with the HPC on cemetery clean up. Chairman Padgett and the HPC thanked Chris Mockett for his desire to get involved in the community.
Chairman Padgett stated next meeting will be Monday, April 5, 2010 at 6 p.m. Jane Powers Weldon made motion to adjourn; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:00 p.m…