Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

 
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Projects Committee Minutes
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
December 5, 2016
Time:  6:00 - 7:03 p.m.
 
Present: 

Mr. Larken Egleston
Mr. Mark H. Miller
Mr. Len Norman/HLC Chair
Mr. Jeffrey Parsons
Mr. John Shurley, Projects Committee Chair/HLC Vice Chair
Dr. Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mr. Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant
Mr. Sandy Carnegie, HLC Attorney (by telephone)
Mr. Peter Wasmer, Project Manager

Absent:  Joe Elliott
  
1. Projects Committee Chair's Report:  John Shurley
 
Mr. Shurley did not have a report.

2.  HLC Chair's Report:  Len Norman

Mr. Norman did not have a report.

3.  Consulting Director's Report:  Dan Morrill

Dr. Morrill reviewed the current balance in the Revolving Fund.

4.  Update on the General Motors New Look Bus.

Dr. Morrill reported that Mr. Ron Tober continues to work to locate parts to restore the original air conditioning system on the bus.    The Committee will await efforts to locate parts for the original air conditioning system.

5.  Updates on the Phillips House and Morris Barn.  131 W. Charles St., Matthews, N.C.

Dr. Morrill reported that Cole Jenest & Stone did hold a second meeting with citizens of Matthews, on November 20, 2016, to receive input from the community about concepts for development of the property.  The next step will be to present a report to the Town Board of Matthews in anticipation of seeking appropriate rezoning,

6.  Update on the Torrence Lytle School, 302 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville, N.C.

Mr. Wasmer reported that environmental cleanup of the Torrence Lytle School should begin soon.  It will take approximately three months to complete the process.  The Committee received an update on discussions with a prospective buyer.

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS MATTERS DEALING WITH THE ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATE.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. NORMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONVENE IN OPEN SESSION.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Note:  In executive session the Committee voted to recommend to the Historic Landmarks Commission terms for the prospective purchase of the Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C.  

7.  Discussion of the Prospective Sale of the Delburg Cotton Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C.  Dr. Morrill reported that the contractor will soon finish the renovation of the house.  Dr. Morrill also reported that he had received an email from a prospective buyer of the Delburg Mill House, setting forth the terms of the offer.  The Committee discussed the offer at length.
 
MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MILLER THAT THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION THAT IT ACCEPT THE OFFER PRESENTED BY MR. ERIK LEVINSON FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE  DELBURG COTTON MILL HOUSE, 303 DELBURG STREET, DAVIDSON, N.C., AS FOLLOWS:  SALES PRICE; $135,000, 45-DAY DUE DILIGENCE PERIOD, CLOSING NOT CONTINGENT ON FINANCING, $20K TO BE PLACED IN ESCROW IMMEDIATELY WITH KELLER WILLIAMS PENDING CLOSING, $500 DILIGENCE FEE TO THE COMMISSION, AND CLOSING AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.   

8.  Old Business.

There was no old business.

9.  New Business.

There was no new business.

The Committee adjourned at 7:03 p.m.