11/2/2015 Historic Preservation Commission Minutes

Gordon County
Historic Preservation Commission
November 2, 2015

Members Present

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

Staff Present

Ursula Desrosier, Planning & Development
Sandy Padgett, Secretary

Regular Meeting

Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:27 p.m.; welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from October 5, 2015 meeting were presented for review and approval. David Mitchell made motion to approve minutes; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye.

Commission Reports

Betty Ann Surdykowski is continuing to gather information regarding historical churches within Gordon County.

David Mitchell stated two descendants of the Old Presbyterian church across from fairgrounds are Therrell Goswick and Melinda Overton Sams.

Chairman Padgett presented HPC with handout for review from Georgia Historic Preservation Division website regarding cemetery laws.

Unfinished Business

Chairman Padgett stated Resaca Battlefield Park will tentatively be in Gordon County’s control prior to Thanksgiving. New sign is in place, interpretative signs and site maps have been ordered and will be installed in 2-3 weeks. Tentative opening date for Park to be opened to public is May 13, 2016.

HPC briefly discussed HPC goals that were presented last two meetings.

Chairman Padgett discussed the need for HPC members to attend training and for funding to be placed into budget during next budget year.


HPC agreed to cancel December 7, 2015 meeting. Next scheduled meeting is January 4, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.. Betty Ann Surdykowski made motion to adjourn; seconded by David Mitchell. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:48 p.m.

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