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Posted: March 22, 2014

March 17, 2014

7:00 PM Lower Level Land Use Meeting Room

MEMBERS PRESENT: Jane Boyer, Alison Gilchrist, George Krimsky, Tom Hollinger
MEMBERS ABSENT: Louis Van Tartwijk
STAFF PRESENT: Janice Roberti
ALSO PRESENT: Rod Pleasants, William Deacon

Jane Boyer called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM and seated members, George Krimsky, Tom Hollinger, Alison Gilchrist and alternate Susan Averill for Louise Van Tartwijk Novey.

Consideration of the Minutes
To approve the 2/10/14 minutes as written.
By Ms. Boyer, seconded by Mr. Hollinger and passed 5-0.

Pending Business
Peter and Barbara Wodke, 81 Green Hill Road, Town of Washington:
Ms. Boyer asked Mr. Bill Deacon, representative for Peter and Barbara Wodke, to summarize the proposed exterior window modifications for those members not present at the 2/10/14 meeting.

To approve the application for a one-year extension of the Certificate of Appropriateness submitted by Peter and Barbara Wodke effective March 18, 2014 for renovations at the Wodtke house, 81 Green Hill Road, with the provision that such renovations and changes comply with directives issued at the Washington Historic District Commission March 17, 2014 meeting
By Jane Boyer, seconded by Alison Gilchrist and passed 5-0.

Subsequent Business Not On Agenda
Terry Pillow, 132 Calhoun Street:
Mr. Rod Pleasants of McGiver Morgan Interior Design and Architecture was invited by Jane Boyer to discuss an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by Terry and Kelly Pillow for the construction of a home, guest pool house and barn. Due to extenuating circumstances, Mr. Pleasants will not be present for the Public Hearing on April 21, 2014. McGiver-Morgan's drawings and related explanations by Rod Pleasants were welcomed and appreciated by the committee since there was confusion with the original application and plans submitted on February 18, 2014. McGiver-Morgan's architecture, Sean Dineen, will represent the owners, Terry and Kelly Pillow, at the April 21, 2014 public hearing.

To adjourn the meeting by Mr. Hollinger.

Ms. Boyer adjourned the meeting at 9:45 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Janice P. Roberti, Clerk

Posted: February 15, 2014

February 10, 2014

MEMBERS PRESENT: Jane Boyer, Louise Van Tartwijk, Tom Hollinger
STAFF PRESENT: Janice Roberti
OTHERS PRESENT: Martha Shade, Bill Zekas, Bill Deacon

Peter Wodke/81 Green Hill Road/Exterior window modifications
(owner's representative Bill Deacon, Arthur D. Deacon & Son, Inc. presented
Mrs. Boyer opened the public hearing at 8:00 PM to consider the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness submitted by Peter Wodke regarding exterior window modifications. Mrs. Boyer and Mr. Hollinger agreed to continue the Public Hearing on March 17, 2014 in order to provide additional time for review by Alison Gilchrist. It was stated by Mrs. Boyer and Mr. Hollinger that Alison Gilchrist's input would be a valuable contribution in making a decision.

Mrs. Boyer closed the Public Hearing at 8:20 PM.

To continue the Public Hearing to consider the application for a Certification of Appropriateness submitted b Peter Wodke, 81 Green Hill Road.
By Mr. Hollinger, seconded by Mrs. Van Tartwijk. Passed 3-0.

Mrs. Boyer called the meeting to order at 8:00 PM and seated the members.

Consideration of the minutes for the January 13, 2014 meeting.
There were no minutes for this meeting since there was not a quorum. Business could not be conducted.

Other Business
The Gunnery:
Mr. Bill Zekas of The Gunnery stopped by for an informational explanation of the Gunnery's exterior artificial turf.

Mr. Zekas provided the members with a map showing the current location of artificial turf. The map was generated by Zoning Enforcement Officer Mike Ajello. Mrs. Boyer thanked Mr. Zekas for his courtesy in stopping by and providing information to the Commission. Mrs. Boyer explained that the Commission does not consider grass as a structure so there would be no oversight by the HDC.

Martha Shade, former Historic Commission Clerk, gave Jane Boyer a postcard that was mailed to Martha by a person who thought this would be of interest to the Historic Commission. The picture of the formal garden did not have a location printed on the card. Mrs. Boyer made the decision to give the postcard to the Washington Garden Club as they may have expertise in locating the garden pictured on the card.

To adjourn the meeting. By Mr. Hollinger.

Mrs. Boyer adjourned the meeting at 8:45 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Janice P. Roberti, Clerk

Posted: January 23, 2014

January 13, 2014

MEMBERS PRESENT: Mrs. Boyer, Mr. Hollinger
MEMBERS ABSENT: Ms. Gilchrist, Mrs. Mills
ALTERNATES ABSENT: Mr. Krimsky, Mrs. Woodroofe
OTHERS PRESENT: Mrs. Averill, Mrs. Van Tartwijk

Mrs. Boyer noted that a quorum was not present, so no business could be conducted.

Mrs. Averill and Mrs. Van Tartwijk will be joining the Commission, so a brief discussion ensued regarding the duties and responsibilities of the Historic Commission.

Respectfully Submitted,
Martha T. Shade, Clerk

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