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Historic District Commission Minutes 04/03/2017
Historic District Commission Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting
Monday, April 3, 2017

Memorial Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
REGULAR: John Pfeiffer (Chairman), John Forbis (Vice Chairman), Dini Mallory, Barbara Traskos ALTERNATE: Cynthia Taylor
Jeff Cooley
Jim Bechtel, Bonnie Reemsnyder
Call to order, Quorum call, Approval of minutes, Communications
Public Open Forum
Plaque Program Update: 206 Mile Creek Road, 209 Mile Creek Road, 6 Ferry Road, 10 Ferry Road, 110 Lyme Street
Secretary’s Report - Handbook update
Any other new or old business to come before the Commission (National Register survey, FRA plan update, FCCOL Letter)

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman John Pfeiffer. John Forbis         moved, seconded by Dini Mallory, to approve the March minutes. John Pfeiffer, John Forbis, and Dini Mallory voted in favor, motion passed.

1. Communications: none
2. Public Open Forum: no participation

3. Plaque Program Update: Martha Hansen
206 Mile Creek Road: Research has been started on the neighboring property to help clarify the history of #206. Check with Gary Holland (Martha Hansen).
209 Mile Creek Road: Research is continuing.
32 Lyme Street: Cynthia Taylor is interested in a plaque.

4. Secretary’s Report:  Martha Hansen and Dini Mallory are working on updates to the Historic District Handbook. New photos of the Historic District will be added and some policies and definitions will be clarified. The Historic District map illustration will be redone to identify more historic properties, including those with historic plaques.
Action: check for “before and after” photos of HD properties, the Colonial Dames survey, and Mildred Brown paintings (Martha Hansen).

John Pfeiffer would like to find out how the Historic District boundaries (1 McCurdy Road to Rose Lane) came to be set. The original application included McCurdy Road past Duck River Cemetery and the country club to Shore Road.
Action: Check details of the Historic District application and approval and report back in May (Martha Hansen).

Active (Open) CofAs: 30 Lyme Street, solar panel installation; 55 Lyme Street, screening fence for propane tank and AC unit.

5. Any Other New or Old Business:
FRA Plan Update: There is no record of decision yet.

John Forbis reported that the lower Connecticut River has been designated as a critical habitat for the Atlantic Sturgeon by NOAA.

The Lyme’s Youth Service Bureau will have a dedication ceremony at 2pm on April 23 for the Little Free Library. Some HDC members plan to attend the ceremony.

6. Adjournment:
John Forbis made a motion, seconded by Barbara Traskos, to adjourn the meeting at 9:42 am. John Pfeiffer, John Forbis, Barbara Traskos and Dini Mallory voted in favor, motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Martha Hansen
Recording Secretary

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

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