Friday, November 7, 2008
Historical Commission shorts, Oct. 28
• Town Hall roof. Madonna McKenzie requested and was granted a one-year extension of the Certificate of Appropriateness for repairs on the roof balustrade at Town Hall. The delay in the repair work was due to late bids by contractors. Work is now expected to be completed in April 2009.
• Ferns expansion. The commission approved all details of the Ferns’ site plan. At its last meeting on September 26, the Historical Commission approved the plan in principle with certain conditions. These conditions have now been satisfied according to a revised plan presented by Ferns’ co-proprietor Larry Bearfield. They included details of the setback of the parapet to the porch roof connection, connection of the link building to the existing garage and store and extending the overhang at the bottle return entrance in the rear to align with the front condition at the north end of the building.
• Pathway on Church Street. Commissioner Geoffrey Freeman reported that the Pathways Committee has agreed to revise the plan for the front steps at the home of Jack O’Connor at 69 Church Street, where they meet the proposed pathway. There will be two steps instead of three to facilitate the use of a snowblower. The commission agreed that this insubstantial change to the original Certificate of Approval can be achieved without a public hearing. ∆
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