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HDC_10 02 1986MINUTES LITTLE ROCK HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION OCTOBER 2, 1986 The meeting began at 4:05 P.M. with the calling of the role. All members were present except for Ms. Marion Bruno who advised staff that she was moving out of town and would have to be replaced on the Commission. Staff noted that the Board of Directors was aware of the situation and a new member to fill Ms. Brunos' unexpired term should be made within 60 days. Mr. Strauss, Chairman, asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the last Commission meeting. Due to a change in staff those minutes were not available and the Commission agreed to postpone approval to the next public hearing. The Chair asked if the notification requirements were in compliance for the application at 1004 Scott Street. Staff responded that notification was in proper order. Mr. Don Evans, a partner in the Ratcliff House Partnership, presented the case at 1004 Scott where he explained that they intended to rehabilitate the apartment structure, including roofing, painting, storm windows and removal of added front sun porches and reconstruction of the original front porch. He stated the work would cost approximately $75,000 and presented plans for the Commission's review. The major item of question from the Commission was the issue of a proposed picket fence. Mr. Bill Hall of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and Ms. Cheryl Nichols of the Quapaw Quarter Association recommended approval of the application noting that the proposal was compatible with adjacent structures and the district as a whole. There were no objectors. A motion was made, seconded, and approved by a vote of 4 for - 0 against - 1 absent to approve the application as presented with the stipulation that the fence would be reviewed by staff if the owners decide to erect it. Mr. Hall then made a presentation and showed a film regarding the Certified Local Government Program. He requested that the Commission endorse a resolution to ask the Little Rock Board of Directors to approve $3,750 in funds and approximately $2,100 of in-kind volunteer assistance to match $15,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior for survey work in the Governor's Mansion Neighborhood and the Heiglits /Hillcrest Neighborhood. The Commission voted to approve the resolution 4 for - 0 against - 1 absent. The Chair asked the staff to prepare a letter to the Junior League of Little Pock thanking them for their contribution of plaques to be placed at the historic sites within the MacArthur Park Historic District. There being no further business, the Commission moved to adjourn at 5:00 P.M. WMD /se