2/7/2011 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes

Regular Meeting
Vice Chairman Surdykowski called the meeting to order at approximately 6 p.m., welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from January 3, 2011 meeting were presented for review and approval. Jane Powers Weldon made motion to accept minutes; seconded by R. Stanley Chambers. All voted aye.

Unfinished Business

  • Vice Chairman Surdykowski noted the recent articles in the Calhoun Times in regards to Fort Wayne and stated that is good publicity for the project and HPC. She stated she has no information to report for Resaca Battlefield or Fort Wayne projects.
  • David Mitchell stated there has been one new addition to the cemetery project. The cemetery added is located on Switch Road off Highway 53. The cemetery has two graves with the last name of ‘Willson’.
  • David Mitchell stated he met with a couple from Valdosta, Georgia who were looking for a cemetery located in Fairmount. He stated he was able to assist them in locating the cemetery.
  • Chairman Padgett presented the HPC members with a map of Gordon County with 165 cemetery locations depicted on the map. There was brief review of map by HPC members.
  • Chairman Padgett stated himself along with Stanley Chambers and David Mitchell found a copy of all churches in Gordon County on file at the courthouse.
  • Jane Powers Weldon informed HPC members that Leigh Burns will be at the rescheduled City HPC meeting from last month on Monday, February 14th at noon at City Annex building. She encouraged anyone that could attend to please do so.
  • Jane Powers Weldon stated she has been appointed by the City HPC as liaison between City and County HPC.

New Business

  • Chairman Padgett informed HPC members of vandalism of the flag pole that took place at the Confederate Cemetery in Resaca. He stated there was approximately $1,000 worth of damage done to the flag pole.
  • Chairman Padgett stated a press release will be posted in the near future concerning the Chitwood Farm easement. He stated Trust for Public Land, Friends of Resaca, Civil War Trust and Georgia Battlefield Association have joined arms along with Gordon County and have raised all monies except $50,000 needed for the easement. He stated the Civil War Trust have sent mailers out in hopes of public support for the needed $50,000.
  • Jane Powers Weldon questioned which training would be more beneficial to the HPC, Historic Preservation Training or Statewide Conference. There was brief discussion to both training sessions. Jane Powers Weldon stated she would question Leigh Burns at Monday, February 14th meeting as to which training session would be more beneficial. There was brief discussion to funding available for training. Betty Ann Surdykowski made motion to further review funds for training and once funds are known to decide which training would support the attendees with funds available; seconded by Jane Powers Weldon. All voted aye.
  • Ursula Desrosier handed out revised 2011 meeting dates for HPC.
  • Ursula Desorsier stated she attended a Zoning Administrator’s Workshop this past week and attended a session by Bruce Green dealing with Agritourism. She presented HPC with a handbook titled, ‘Heritage Tourism Handbook: A How-to-Guide for Georgia’.
  • There was brief discussion regarding historical society remodel project.

Chairman Padgett stated next meeting will be Monday, March 7, 2011 at 6 p.m.. David Mitchell made motion to adjourn; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 6:37 p.m..

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