Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

 
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
Projects Committee Closed Session Minutes
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
September 6, 2016

 
Present: 

Mr. Larken Egleston
Mr. Joe Elliott
Mr. Len Norman/HLC Chair
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

Absent:

Mr. Mark H. Miller
Mr. Jeffrey Parsons

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. NORMAN THAT THE COMMITTEE CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION TO CONSIDER THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASE OF THE CHARLES BARNHARDT HOUSE, 2733 COUNTRY CLUB LANE, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Dr. Morrill reported that Fred Caligiuri, representing the owner, has returned with comments the offer to purchase the Barnhardt House that was approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission at its August 16th meeting.  Sandy Carnegie, HLC attorney, has reviewed Mr. Caligiuri's response.

Mr. Carnegie stated that that were two conditions included in Mr. Caliguiri's response that absolutely could not be met.  First, the Historic Landmarks Commission is prevented by law from placing money in escrow.  Mr. Caliguiri wants $1 million placed in escrow to assure the presence of adequate funds to restore the house and grounds.  Second, Mr. Caligiuri wants a 30-day due diligence period.  In Mr. Carnegie's opinion, the Commission cannot perform adequate due diligence in 30 days.  Mr. Carnegie expressed great conern over the absence of an approved plot plan depicting the actual land the Commission would be acquiring.  Without having a plot plan, the Commission would be unable to acquire a survey or an appraisal.

A general discussion of the contract ensued.  A consensus emerged that Dr. Morrill, Len Norman, Sandy Carnegie, and John Shurley should meet with Mr. Caligiuri to discuss details of the contract.

​MR. NORMAN PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. EGLESTON THAT THE COMMITEE CONVENE IN OPEN SESSION.  THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.