Historic District Minutes 08-04-2020

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                                  CITY OF MUSKEGON
                            HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
                                       MINUTES

                                          August 4, 2020

S. Radtke called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. and roll was taken.

MEMBERS PRESENT:              S. Radtke, T. Emory, K. George, K. Panozzo, A. Riegler

MEMBERS ABSENT:               T. Painter, L. Wood excused

STAFF PRESENT:                J. Pesch, R. Cummins

OTHERS PRESENT:               J. Sischo, 1326 Ransom; M. Richardson, 413 W. Webster

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion to approve the regular meeting minutes of July 7, 2020 was made by A. Riegler,
supported by K. Panozzo and approved with T. Emory, A. Riegler, S. Radtke, and K. Panozzo
voting aye.

NEW BUSINESS

Case 2020-15 – 1326 Ransom Street (Demolition (Garage)). Applicant: Jack Sischo. District:
McLaughlin. Current Function: Residential. J. Pesch presented the staff report. The applicant is
seeking approval to demolish the attached, one-stall garage on the northeast side of the house and
to reside the exposed wall with vinyl siding to match the rest of the house, following demolition.
J. Sischo was in attendance to represent the case.

A motion that the HDC approve the request to demolish the attached, one-stall garage on the
northeast side of the house and to reside the exposed wall with vinyl siding to match the rest of
the house as long as the work meets all zoning requirements and the necessary permits are
obtained was made by K. Panozzo, supported by S. Radtke and approved with T. Emory, A.
Riegler, S. Radtke, and K. Panozzo voting aye.

Case 2020-16 – 413 W. Webster Avenue (Doors). Applicant: Mildred Richardson. District:
Houston. Current Function: Residential. J. Pesch presented the staff report. The applicant is
seeking approval to replace the rear side entry door with a six-lite, craftsman style door and to
replace the garage entry door with a solid, six panel door. M. Richardson was in attendance to
represent the case.

K. Panozzo asked if the doors could be repaired by being sanded and repainted and have weather-
stripping installed.

K. George arrived at 4:09 p.m.
M. Richardson stated that the doors were not historic, were cheaply made, not sturdy, and likely
only dated back to the 1950s. She stated that they have had issues with break-ins in the garage and
wanted to replace the doors with a sturdier, solid door. S. Radtke stated that he was familiar with
the doors and that they were likely replacements from the 1950s. J. Pesch noted that a photo from
the mid-1990s on file showed the doors unfinished and almost new, at that time. M. Richardson
added that the doors would be painted to match the house.

A motion to approve the request to replace the rear side entry door with a six-lite, craftsman style
door and to replace garage entry door with a solid, six panel door as long as the work meets all
zoning requirements and the necessary permits are obtained was made by A. Riegler, supported
by T. Emory and approved with T. Emory, A. Riegler, S. Radtke, K. Panozzo, and K. George
voting aye.

OLD BUSINESS

S. Radtke asked if the board was planning to wait until the meetings were held in person before
electing officers. J. Pesch stated that, originally, the board wanted full attendance before voting,
but that complications with hosting virtual meetings further delayed the vote. The board decided
that they still wanted to delay the vote until all board members were present.

OTHER BUSINESS

Time was allotted for public comment with contact information provided. There were no
comments from the public.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:19 p.m.


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