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HDC_01 08 1980M I N U T E S HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION JANUARY 8, 1980 4:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: MR. JOHN JARRARD, CHAIRMAN MR. ROBERT CONNER MS. BETH FOTI MR. SAM STRAUSS, JR. MR. GEORGE WORTHEN MEMBERS ABSENT: NONE STAFF PRESENT: MR. MIKE DOOLEY Minutes of the December 4, 1979 Regular Meeting and the December 7, 1979 Special Meeting were reviewed and accepted. The first order of business was to review the revised Historic District Ordinance draft prepared by the staff. The specific changes which were needed to comply with the State enabling legislation were addressed as well as various editorial and pro- cedural improvements. This Ordinance is also being reviewed by the City Attorney's Office for their opinion of its required legal content. There was a discussion of the proposed Guidelines for review which will need to be constructed prior to passing the Ordinance on to the Planning Commission and Board of Directors. These criteria will indicate by catagories which types of improvements will require; a Certificate of Appropriateness, a Public Hearing, the area of influence for Notification of Property Owners or any combination of the three. The Commission requested the Staff to prepare the first draft of these Guidelines within the next week and distribute them by mail. Some specific items such as "ordinary maintenance", paint color, signs and billboards were discussed and will be further reviewed as we consider the Guide- line elements. A copy of a letter mailed to the Arkansas Historic Preservation Office requesting them to obtain an Attorney General's opinion on the legality of our preliminary Ordinance draft was distri- buted and reviewed. At this writing, no response has been re- ceived. We will be notified by the State as soon as they re- ceive that information. The Commission has scheduled a work session to review the first draft of the Guidelines on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room of City Hall.