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Historic Preservation Commission - February 15, 2022 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Historic Preservation Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

The Historic Preservation Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Christine Kloubec, Heather Fischer, Matthew Boreen, Paul Gleye, Mike Dawson, Jay Nelson

Absent: Nathan Larson

Chair Fischer called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.

Item 1: Minutes: Regular Meeting of August 17, 2021
Member Gleye moved the minutes of the August 17, 2021 Historic Preservation Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Boreen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Historic Overlay District Review
a. 1101 8th Street South – Erskines Historic Overlay: CONTINUED TO MARCH 15, 2022
Planner Luke Morman presented the application to demolish an existing home.

Applicant Dave Noah spoke on behalf of the application.

Discussion was held on the history of the property, the current condition of the interior and foundation, and proposed plan for rebuilding.

Chair Fischer and Member Gleye shared concerns to have more images of the interior to verify if the building is structurally unsound or if it would be able to be preserved.

Planning Coordinator Maegin Elshaug spoke on the options the Board Members have for the application, and noted that Melissa Gaulrupp, Inspections Department, noted the building had not been condemned.

Discussion continued on the deficiencies of the property, the floor joists, height of the basement, the need to confirm the status of the interior of the home.

Member Gleye moved to continue this application to the March 15, 2022 meeting to receive further information and inspect the house directly. Second by Member Fischer. Majority of Members present voted nay and the motion failed.

Discussion continued on what would happen to the property if this application is not approved, and the conditions to meet to approve the demolition.

Member Kloubec moved to continue to application to the March 15, 2022 meeting. Second by Member Gleye. Majority of Members present aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Other Business or Public Comment
No other business or public comment was provided.

Item 4: Adjourn - Next Meeting: March 15, 2022
The time at adjournment was 8:35 a.m.