2/6/2017 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes

Gordon County
Historic Preservation Commission Minutes
February 6, 2017

Members Present

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

Staff Present

Ursula Desrosier, Planning & Development
Sandy Padgett, Secretary

Guests Present

James Weaver

Regular Meeting

Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:30 p.m. welcoming HPC members and James Weaver, who will be appointed to the HPC by Gordon County BOC later this month.

Minutes from November 7, 2016 meeting were presented for review and approval. David Mitchell made a motion to approve minutes; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye.

Commissioner Reports

David Mitchell has spoken with Ms. Temple, from Fairmount, in reference to location of Old Sunshine Church remains on Slate Mine Road.

Jeff Henderson has been researching property at the bike trail in Calhoun. In 1862 there was a Camp Randolph, soldier training camp, and this location could possibly be the site of the training camp. Further research will continue at the location.

Jeff Henderson saw an old news article stating Governor Brown owned a farm off Crane Eater road, which is currently the Moss Land Company.

Chairman Padgett attended the Southeastern Civil War Show the previous weekend, handing out maps, driving tours of Gordon County, maps on both parks.

New Business

Chairman Padgett stated HPC met with City HPC earlier today. City HPC wants Gordon County HPC to work alongside them on projects in the future. Chairman Padgett hopes to have future joint meetings with the City HPC.

HPC training information has been distributed to HPC members via email. Ursula will check on available budget for members wishing to attend. Training information filed with minutes.

Chairman Padgett gave an overview regarding cell phone tower placement request from Verizon. Request is being made for a tower to be placed in Resaca. Urusula Desrosier shared a map with HPC depicting location of site for tower. (all documents filed with minutes) Chairman Padgett asked HPC to review draft letter addressed to Trileaf in regards to cell phone tower placement. Letter will need to be forwarded to Board of Commissioners by Tuesday, February 7, 2017. HPC members reviewed draft letter. Jeff Henderson made motion for draft letter to be forwarded to Jim Ledbetter, county attorney, for any corrections before forwarding to Board of Commissioners; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye.

Chairman Padgett distributed a draft letter from HPC to Gordon County BOC regarding a request from Resaca Church of God to utilize Resaca Battlefield Historic Sites pavilion for a sunrise service on Easter morning, April 16, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Betty Ann Surdykowski made motion to accept the request from Resaca Church of God; seconded by David Mitchell. All voted aye.

Chairman Padgett presented information to HPC regarding projected sewer project for City of Resaca. Information discussed is included with minutes under ‘draft only’ copy of History, development, and features document. HPC members briefly discussed their concerns of the projected sewer project as proposed. The proposed location of sewer line will come across US Highway 411, under CSX railroad, under old river road, cut through at an angle and go through lower portion of the field at Fort Wayne Site.

Chairman Padgett stated the Friends of Resaca had asked for a concession to try and mediate the concerns of the location of the proposed sewer line disturbing the area of the river road. Friends of Resaca had asked the river road be left open for future improvement of the area which would enhance the existing Resaca Battlefield/Fort Wayne sites.

Chairman Padgett gave overview of concerns of the current proposed route of the sewer system in City of Resaca. (Concerns filed with minutes)

Jeff Henderson made motion for the HPC to oppose the current location of the proposed City of Resaca sewer line and recommend to submit history, development, features document to Gordon County for further review; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye.


Chairman Padgett stated next scheduled meeting is Monday March 6, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.. Betty Ann Surdykowski made motion to adjourn; seconded by David Mitchell. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 6:31 p.m.

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