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City of Crystal Lake Historic Preservation Commission met November 7

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 13, 2020


City of Crystal Lake Historic Preservation Commission met Nov. 7.

Here is the minutes provided by the commission:

1) Call to Order

L. Solak, Chair called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

2) Roll Call/Attendance

The following Commission members were present, Hamilton Hale, Nancy Haskins, Diana Kenney, Lisa Solak, Bob Wyman, and Jim Wyman. Ron Scherf was absent. Staff member Elizabeth Maxwell was present.

3) Public Comment


4) Approval of Minutes of the October 3, 2019 Regular Meeting

D. Kenney noted the date at the top needed to be corrected. J. Wyman made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 3, 2019 regular meeting with the noted correction. D. Kenney seconded the motion. On voice vote, all members present voted aye. Motion passed.

5) Approval of 2020 Meeting Dates

The Commission reviewed the proposed dates for the 2020 year. J. Wyman made a motion to approve the meeting dates. B. Wyman seconded the motion. On voice vote, all members voted aye. Motion passed.

6) 36 N. Virginia Road (Alano Club) – Grant Disbursement

The petitioner, Jack Glynn, presented the information to the commission on the work they were able to accomplish over the past year. The east wall of the house had the mortar repaired and matched with the historic mortar. They also made any repairs to ensure the weather-proofing of the structure. The total expenses for the east side work were $8200.00. The grant is a 50/50 matching grant with a maximum of $500. D. Kenney made a motion to approve the grant disbursement of $500 to the Alano Club. B. Wyman seconded the motion. On roll vote members H. Hale, N. Haskins, D. Kenney, L. Solak, B. Wyman, and J. Wyman voted aye. No votes against. Motion passed.

7) 191 Edgewater Demolition

Staff presented a request to demolish the existing single-family residence on the property. The commission was glad they are getting to see the demo permits before the structures come down, and wanted to know how to get more lead time on a possible demolition. Staff explained that typically demolition permits are issued within 1-2 business days once all the documents have been submitted including an asbestos or lead report and proof that the utilities have been disconnected. The members did not have any substantial knowledge about the historical significance of this structure.

8) 2020 Trolley Tour Discussion

B. Wyman noted the ad for Lloyds Paint and Paper didn’t get into the 2019 book, so he would offer to have a free ad in the 2020 book to them. D. Kenney said she started some research on the moved houses and found that many had already been done. She proposed a new idea “This house was once a.,” which could explore houses that were former churches, libraries, rectories, etc. The commission liked this idea and decided to explore houses in the area that would fit.

9) Member Inquiries and Reports

D. Kenney stated that the Crystal Lake Historical Society 2020 calendars are available, they highlight the year 1920. Also, the Colonel Palmer House is decorated with each room featuring long time educators from the schools. One room is a one-room school house, one room is for the elementary and middle school, one is for the high school and one may be for parochial schools.

D. Kenney spoke with the new owners of Lakeside Center. She shared information about the HPC including their mission, the grant opportunities, and Certificate of Appropriateness and Landmark requirements. They were currently altering portions of the Lakeside Center which is not plaqued. They are now aware of the requirements for the Dole Mansion and thanked her for passing on the information.

H. Hale met with the owners of the Hale House and shared some photographs with them to assist them in restoring the interior.

10) Adjournment

There being no further business, J. Wyman made a motion to adjourn the meeting. D. Kenney seconded the motion. All members presented voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

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