Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic  Commission

 
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION
September 12, 2016
Location: 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N. C.
Closed Session


Present:

Ms. Joy E. Bunch/ Mayor
Mr. Nathan Clark/ County
Mr. Larken Egleston/City/HLC Secretary/Survey Com. Chair
Mr. Joe Elliott/City/ HLC Treasurer
Ms. Penny Higdon/ County 
Ms. Laura Hoover/County
​Mr. Mark H. Miller/County
Mr. Len Norman/City, HLC Chair
Mr. Jeffrey Parsons/ Mayor 
Mr. Kenneth Pursley/ County, Design Review Com. Chair
Dr. Dan L. Morrill, HLC Consulting Director
Mr. Stewart Gray, HLC Preservation Planner
Mr. Peter Wasmer, Projects Manager
Ms. Mary Lynn Morrill, HLC Recording Consultant


Absent:

Mr. John Shurley/ County, HLC Vice-Chair/Projects Com. Chair
Ms. Sy'donia Williams/ City


MR. PARSONS PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PURSLEY THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASE OF THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 2733 COUNTRY CLUB LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

Staff explained that Mr. Fred Caligiuri, the owner, met with Mr. Norman, Dr.  Morrill, and Mr. Ted Alexander of Preservation North Carolina  to discuss the prospective purchase of the Charles E. Barnhardt House.  Mr. Caligiuri stated that he understood that the Commission could not place money in escrow for the restorations costs for the property.  Also, he understood that a 30-day due diligence period was not sufficient.  Mr. Caligiuri also stated at the meeting that he would want language placed in the contract stating when and how the Commission would proceed with the restoration of the house and land.  Finally, the owner explained at the meeting that his ability to be flexible with the timing of the closing would depend upon his ability to phase the development of the property.  Dr. Morrill reported that Mr. Caligiuri has learned subsequent to the meeting that he could phase the project.  Finally, because the owner does not have to build a connector street, he will only need to sell four lots to the Commission to assure the preservation of the entire house.

Dr. Morrill explained that Preservation North Carolina has arranged for an alarm system to be installed in the house.  Also, Mr. Caliguiri has locked and boarded up the exterior doors to the house.

Dr. Morrill stated that Preservation North Carolina had recommended an apprasier, Mr. Mike Ogburn of Birch-Ogburn & Co, as someone who had substantial experience in appraising historic properties.  Dr. Morrill distributed Mr. Ogburn's resume as well as an email setting forth his fee and terms.  The appraisal would include an estimate of the market value of the property in its present condition as well as an estimate after the Commission makes improvements to the property.  Mr. Ogburn will inspect the property on September 20th; and if the Commission received a plat, the final report will be presented two weeks after the date of inspection.  Staff recommended that Mr. Michael R. Ogburn be hired for a fee of $1200, which includes expenses.

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. MILLER THAT THE COMMISSION HIRE MR. MICHAEL R. OGBURN TO PREPARE AN APPRAISAL OF THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 2733 COUNTRY CLUB LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C., FOR A FEE OF $1200 AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS SET FORTH IN MR. OGBURN'S E-MAIL OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2016, TO DR. MORRILL, BUT THAT THE CONTRACT ONLY BE ENTERED INTO AFTER THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION AND THE OWNER HAVE SIGNED A MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE CONTRACT TO PURCHASE .  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.

MR. EGLESTON PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE COMMISSION AUTHORIZE THE PROJECTS COMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE FINAL TERMS, EXCEPT PRICE,  OF THE CONTRACT TO PURCHASE THE CHARLES E. BARNHARDT HOUSE, 2733 COUNTRY CLUB LANE, CHARLOTTE, N.C.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.


MR. PURSLEY PRESENTED A MOTION SECONDED BY MR. PARSONS THAT THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION.  THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION.