1/4/2016 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes

Gordon County
Historic Preservation Commission
January 4, 2016

Members Present

Kenny Padgett, Chairman
Betty Ann Surdykowski, Vice Chairman
David Mitchell
Jeff Henderson

Staff Present

Ursula Desrosier, Planning & Development
Sandy Padgett, Secretary

Regular Meeting

Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:33 p.m., welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from November 2, 2015 meeting were presented for review and approval. David Mitchell made motion to approve minutes; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye.

New Business

Chairman Padgett informed HPC of a March 18th tentative opening date for Resaca Battlefield Park, pending Board of Commissioner approval.

Chairman Padgett forwarded an email to HPC regarding The Texas being moved from the Cyclorama in Atlanta. It will be taken out of the state of Georgia to be restored and returned to the Atlanta History Center.

Commission Reports

Jeff Henderson continues to research old postal routes and post offices in Gordon County.

Jeff Henderson states Carter’s Dam was completed in approximately 1965 and since the Dam was built, the river at the bridge in Resaca was up to 32’ in 1990. Currently the river was at 28’8” due to the recent rains, which is 2nd highest since Carter’s Dam was built.

Chairman Padgett stated Commissioner Cunningham contacted him in reference to the pavilion at Ryo Mountain. Commissioner Cunningham is gathering information on the pavilion and will forward to HPC.

New Business

Chairman Padgett informed HPC members of a decision that was made to change the HPC monthly meetings to quarterly meetings. Chairman Padgett shared his thoughts of disagreement on this change.

Chairman Padgett resigned as Chairman and asked Vice Chairman Betty Ann Surdykowski to serve as interim Chairman until an election can be held at an upcoming meeting in April. Betty Ann Surdykowski agreed. Kenny Padgett will remain active on HPC.

Vice Chairman Surdykowski questioned the change in meeting schedule. Ursula Desrosier stated meeting schedule was discussed prior to the current budget year. She stated time is valuable and at this time a monthly meeting is not warranted. More meetings can be scheduled as needed.


David Mitchell made motion to adjourn; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:51 p.m.

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