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Approved Jun 27, 2005 - Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board Minutes

Bagdad Architectural Advisory Committee
Minutes of the June 27, 2005 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 8:31 a.m. with the following members and staff present: Dr. Charles D’Asaro, Chairman; Mrs. Jan Davis, Committee Member; Mr. Michael Johnson, Committee Member; Mr. David Bailly, Committee Member; Mr. Joshua Wilks, Committee Member; LaVerne Frye, Office Assistant and Beckie Faulkenberry, Planning Director.

The first item on the agenda was case 2005-BHAAB-012, Levi King, to replace the windows in his residence with vinyl windows. Mr. King explained that he didn’t think it would be a problem since there are similar windows already in use in Bagdad and explained that his desire to replace the windows was due in part to his wife’s health problems. The board and the applicant discussed the details of the windows, confirming that they would be 6 over 6 panes and that they would fit inside the original window jams. Mr. Wilks pointed out the history of the architecture, stating that the house was built around 1903 to 1916 and called a Yankeehouse, because it doesn’t have a porch. Mr. Wilks recommended keeping the front of the  house original and replacing the rest of the windows with vinyl. Mr. Wilks made a motion to allow replacement of the windows except for those facing Forsyth Street (1st and 2nd floors). Mr. Bailly seconded and the motion passed 3-0-1 with Mr. Johnson abstaining.

The second item on the agenda was Case 2005-BHAAB-013, Olive Richardson Blackman, represented by Tina Williams with Carroll Company. The applicant was requesting to replace the existing roof with a three dimensional shingle. Mr. Johnson motioned to approve the roof replacement as proposed and Mr. Wilkes seconded. The motion passed 4-0.

Ms. Faulkenberry informed the board that housing funds should be made available to Santa Rosa County for low to moderate income families in July for help with hurricane recovery. She encouraged the members to inform the Bagdad Community to apply for assistance for repairs and rehabilitation. Ms. Faulkenberry reiterated that the funds would be available for the whole county not just the Bagdad Community. The point of contact would be Debbie Nickles with the West Florida Regional Planning Council.

Dr. D’Asaro discussed the Waterfront Florida Partnership Program application mentioned at their previous meeting and offered to provide copies to the board members after making corrections to the draft. Ms. Faulkenberry discussed the relationship of this program to the task of updating the Land Development Code. She suggested that if that project is approved, that staff and the board move forward with completion of the LDC update rather than hire a consultant. If that project is not approved, the County would move forward with hiring a consultant to complete the LDC update, to include considerable public input.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:00 a.m.