HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Projects Committee Minutes
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
November 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 7:40 p.m.
Mr. Larken Egleston
Mr. Joe Elliott
Mr. Mark H. Miller
Mr. Len Norman/HLC Chair
Mr. Jeffrey Parsons
Mr. John Shurley, Projects Committee Chair/HLC Vice Chair
Ms. Mary Dominick, HLC Administrative Assistant
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
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 reported that the Revolving Fund now has $4,411,490.31 of unencumbered funds after the check for the Walters Barbershop arrives. Dr. Morrill stated that the County believes it is the Commission's responsibility to be careful stewards of the Revolving Fund.
4. Update on Walters Barbershop. 112-114 South Main Street, Huntersville, N.C.
Mr. Carnegie reported that the check for the sale of the Walters Barbershop should arrive soon, because the closing on the sale has occurred.
5. Update on the General Motors New Look Bus.
Dr. Morrill reported that Mr. Ron Tober is working to locate parts to restore the original air conditioning system on the bus. Dr. Morrill stated that the Commission has received an estimate of $20,000 to install a roof-mounted air conditioning system on the bus. There was a general consensus that a roof-mounted system would compromise the historic integrity of the bus. Finally, Dr. Morrill reported that the North Carolina Transportation Museum is interested it leasing the bus. The Committee agreed to await efforts to locate parts for the original air conditioning system.
6. Updates on the Phillips House and Morris Barn. 131 W. Charles St., Matthews, N.C.
Dr. Morrill reported that Cole Jenest & Stone is working with the Commission to devise a development plan that has the support of the citizens of Matthews. Toward this end a meeting was held on October 20th to receive input from the community. A second meeting, to present a range of plans, will be held on November 17th.
7. 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 in December. It will take approximately three months to complete the process. Mr. Carnegie stated that the Letter of Intent approved by the Commission has yet to be signed by the prospective buyers. The Committee asked Staff to approach another identified 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 THE SALE AND ACQUISTION OF REAL ESTATE. THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.
MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. NORMAN 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 that it pursue purchase of the Charles E. Barnhardt House, 2733 Country Club Lane, Charlotte, N.C. The Committee discussed marketing strategies for the Delburg Mill House, 303 Delburg Street, Davidson, N.C., and marketing strategies for the Edward M. Rozzel Farm, 11647 Old Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, N.C. The Committee discussed issues related to the possible submission of an offer to purchase the Morgan School, 510 South Torrence Street, Charlotte, N.C.
8. Old Business.
There was no old business.
9. New Business.
There was no new business.
The Committee adjourned at 7:40 p.m.