1/6/2020 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes

Gordon County
Historic Preservation Commission Minutes
January 6, 2020

Members Present
Kenny Padgett, Chairman
Betty Ann Surdykowski, Vice Chairman
Jim Weaver

Staff Present
Ursula Richardson, Planning & Development
Sandy Padgett, Secretary

Regular Meeting

Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:13 p.m.; welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from November 4, 2019 meeting were presented for review and approval. Jim Weaver made motion to approve; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye.

Commission Reports

Jim Weaver was questioned by an individual regarding access to private cemeteries, particularly the Noblet Cemetery in the Evergreen area. Chairman Padgett stated only access to private cemeteries is through the owners of the property that the cemetery is situated on.

Chairman Padgett informed HPC of state award given to Ed & Jane Weldon, Jane was a previous HPC member.

Unfinished Business

Park continue to be heavily visited. Resaca Battlefield was damaged when persons drove through creek, up into the field and cut donuts. Park Attendant was able to obtain tag number from vehicle responsible for damage and Sheriff’s Department pulled vehicle over and were given a warning by the Deputy. Steps have been taken to ensure this does not happen again.

Chairman Padgett spoke with Sarah Ostuw and she is trying to find paperwork that Sarah Husser had regarding GDOT historical green signs.

Jule Medders bought 488 acres on Chitwood Farm, county easement is still in place on the property.

Chairman Padgett spoke with Suzanne, City HPC, and City and County HPC will be having a joint meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot.

Chairman Padgett stated Harbor Cemetery, on Tate Bend Road, is not covered under county code.

New Business

Town of Resaca purchased a large Civil War collection from Earnest Rutledge. Custom display cases will hold the items from this collection.


Next scheduled meeting is joint meeting with City HPC on Monday, February 3, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot.

Betty Ann Surdykowski made motion to adjourned; seconded by Jim Weaver. All voted aye.

Meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:25 p.m..

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