April 28, 2016

Minutes of the Centerville City Landmarks Commission meeting held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Centerville City Hall, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah in the Multi-Purpose Room (downstairs).

MEMBERS PRESENT
Royce Allen
Brian Plummer, Chair
Brad Porter
Jeanne Randall
Vivian Talbot

MEMBERS ABSENT
Daniel Loewen

STAFF PRESENT
Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner
Stephanie Ivie, City Council Liaison
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

FIVE-MINUTE TRAINING: VICTORIAN, COTTAGE AND ITALIANATE STYLES

Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, conducted the five minute training on the Victorian, Cottage and Italianate architecture styles. He explained the Victorian style encompasses several architectural styles such as Renaissance Revival, Neo-Grec, Romanesque Revival, Second Empire, Eastlake, and Queen Anne. The pillars, arches, cornice, decorative molding and panels, and modillions (decorative brackets found underneath roof awnings) and dentils (teeth like blocks under roofs or along the edges of differing floors), are decorative branches under the eaves and arches. It was named after Queen Victoria and ran from 1837 to 1901.

The second French empire is a steep side roof, and gables with the bays are examples of this era that ran from 1865 to 1880.  The Queen Anne style was from 1880 to 1910, and started in New York. For Centerville, this is an eclectic style and not as fancy as a mansion. In Centerville, it has decorative windows. Cottage Style is commonly associated with modest, cozy dwellings, or structures of traditional build. This doesn’t mean it is a small home, but is similar to a bungalow.

Italianate Style was founded during the Victorian era, and was popular from 1870 to 1895. Utah saw the majority of this style in the early 1870s. Characteristics of this architecture may include: rectangular shaped structures, low pitched and flat roofs, and tall and often rounded windows.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE ON THE LANDMARKS COMMISSION

Royce Allen and Malinda Mitchell’s terms on the Landmarks Commission have ended. Royce Allen suggested Wes Tingey’s son. Fred Randall, Stan Randall, and Marnelle Knight were names suggested to serve on the Commission. Chair Plummer commended Mr. Allen for his service on the Commission.

UPDATE ON NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION FOR RON’S SERVICE STATION

Chair Brian Plummer recently met with Ron Randall and his daughter, Jackie, about having his service station on the National Historic Register. Mr. Randall’s station has been in business for 68 years at the same location. It is the longest running business in Centerville.  Mr. Randall and Jackie are interested in having the station on the national register, but they are not sure if the other children would approve of the nomination. Royce Allen printed the registry rules that will be given to Mr. Randall for him to review, and then the family can make a decision. Chair Plummer will meet with Mr. Randall at a later date to see if he is still interested in having the business on the register. Chair Plummer said that Steve Thacker, City Manager, will meet with the Landmarks Commission at a future date on the Master Plan for this property.

UPDATE ON INTENSIVE LEVEL SURVEY OF 385 EAST 100 SOUTH

Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, said he would normally send out a consultant for the Intensive Level Survey for Mr. Randall’s property. Normally three bids must be given, but he would like to have Corral Broschinsky do the survey, since she has done the other surveys in the community.

UPDATE ON SIGNAGE FOR SMOOT FARMHOUSE AND WAYMAN HOUSE

Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, reported he sent the information and money to the State for the historic signs for the Smoot Farmhouse and Wayman house. It is not known how long it will take for the State to make the signs. The homeowners are responsible to install the signs on their property.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UTAH HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE

Chair Brian Plummer and Brandon Toponce attended some of the sessions of the Utah Heritage Foundation Conference recently. Chair Plummer talked about the session conducted by the head mason for Falling Water, which is Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Pennsylvania. He restores historic homes that need the masonry redone and teaches people from the Appalachians how to do masonry and the difficulties he has encountered. He also attended a session with the architect who is doing projects to revitalize the area in Salt Lake City west of the Homeless Shelter. He is working on renovating a mattress factory to hopefully build up the area, and then a walking path is going to be made to connect with the Pierpont area. He emphasized the postmodern type of architecture. Chair Plummer attended a session on volunteerism by the CEO of The Girl Scouts of America in Utah. She talked about how to motivate volunteers in your community to serve.

CENTERVILLE HOME TOUR

The Commission discussed the Home Tour, which will be held on August 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mr. Toponce will create a letter to be sent to homeowners within the Historic District, asking for volunteers to show their home. If there are not enough homeowners to volunteer their home, the tour will be open to homes outside the Historic District.

MISCELLANEOUS

Jeanne Randall reported Clara Goudy’s daughter, Diane, called her and informed her she received a copy of a bank statement from Zion’s Bank when Clara Goudy was president of the Centerville Historic Society. The Historic Society still has an account at Zion’s Bank in the amount of $800.00 in Clara’s name that has not had any activity for many years. Mrs. Goudy is now in a care facility, and she has requested the Landmark’s Commission is to inherit the money. Brandon Toponce, Assistant Planner, said he will talk with the City Attorney to see how this issue should be legally handled.

The Whitaker Museum Board is doing a Walking Tour on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7:00 p.m., and they are asking for a volunteer from the Landmarks Commission to help with the tour. Chair Brian Plummer said he would be interested in volunteering for the tour, and will let Mr. Toponce know for sure if he can do it.

NEXT MEETING

The next Landmarks Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

At 8:00 p.m., Vivian Talbot made a motion to adjourn. Brad Porter seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

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Brian Plummer, Chair                                        Date Approved

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Connie Larson, Recording Secretary