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HDC_05 13 1980MINUTES HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION MAY 13, 1980 4:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: MR. JOHN JARRARD, CHAIRMAN MS. BETH FOTI MR. GEORGE WJORTHEN MEMBERS ABSENT: MR. ROBERT CONNER MR. SAM STRAUSS STAFF PRESENT: MR. MIKE DOOLEY Minutes of the April 1, 1980 meeting were distributed, reviewed, and accepted. A draft version of the Historic District Package was provided. The changes or additions from the last draft were: 1. Combination of the Guidelines, Ordinance and Bylaws into one document. 2. Type was set to be printed. 3. Completion of all sketches in text. 4. Rough sketch of cover. 5. Table of Contents We have prepared all necessary negatives for the printing of the package except for the cover. The only remaining component to be completed is a short introduction explaining the elements of the text and the functions of each. It should be possible to lay out the entire package for the print shop in two (2) weeks. There remain two (2) issues to be dealt with prior to the final Ordinance being passed on to the Planning Commission and Board of Directors. First, is it allowable for the Commission to only regulate those changes or improvements that are visible from the street? Second, is it possible for the Commission to adopt by reference the same sign regulations in effect for the Capital Zoning Districts Governor's Mansion Area? These items will re- ceive careful attention from the City Attorney's Office and an opinion should be available at our next meeting. There was considerable discussion on changes to the State Historical Districts Act. The principal issues to be considered include: 1. Who will coordinate and sponsor the changes in the General Assembly? 2. What is the range of involvement as far as who participates in the changes? 3. Should we attempt to completely redraft the entire legislation or should we simply amend what exists? A meeting has been arranged which will include the Arkansas Preservation Program, the Quapaw Quarter Association, the Little Rock Historic District Commission and the Little Rock Office of Comprehensive Planning. This work session should help to identify solutions to the above referenced items as well as other specifics which we may want to add or delete as we feel necessary. The Historic District Commission members are urged to attend this meeting on Tuesday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall. MD /se