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Washington County Courthouse
March 12, 2013

  • 6:05 p.m. meeting called to order
  • Roll Call of Commissioners: Walley Morse, Jessie Williams, Emmett Smith, Rebecca Goodman, Barry Piltz, Leonard Williams; Cary Karlson, Netty Seard and Dell Jones excused.
  • Recognize guest: Al Brock, (Greenville Main Street)
  • Minutes from February 12 reviewed.
Old Business
  1. Leonard Williams (new commissioner) introduced himself and discussed the work being done at Warfield Point Park on the newly located boat ramp.
  2. Each new member was given a folder of the duties and bylaws of the Commission.
  3. Walley submitted the CLG Grant to the MDAH for the eight signs in the Historic Districts, and had contacted a couple of sign companies for proposals for those signs.
  4. Walley had taken pictures of the new Downtown Historical Districts to put on a flash drive when we get the CLG grant we can put them on our Website. Lonnie put a link on all the properties on the National Register to the MDAH data base with the original application to the National Register of Historic Places.
  5. Rebecca said she would follow up and see what steps might be taken to make the non-contributing building at 727 Washington Avenue, a contributing building, so the new owner could apply for tax credits.
  6. A letter was sent to Mr. Pollard concerning the property at 643 Washington Ave. A public meeting will be held April 9th at the next Commission Meeting to establish if legal action is necessary. Ray Brock expressed the need to post on the property Public Notice signs in addition to the letter. Walley would post those signs on Wednesday March 13, 2013.
  7. The Hollandale Application to the National Register is still in progress.
  8. Russell Archer will appear at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on March 18th to explain the application of the Washington County Courthouse to the National Register update.
  9. Walley and Emmett went to the MDAH Workshop in Cleveland on February 13th for the tax credit presentation by Todd Sanders.
  10. Walley reported on the Mississippi Historical Society Meeting held in Vicksburg on March 1st. Walley recapped the events that will happen at the Vicksburg National Cemetery Park.
  11. Barry reported on the meeting at the Depot on March 7th, with Aileen de la Toree, MDAH grant administrator, also present were Cary Karlson, Lorenzo Anderson, Rebecca Goodman, Allyson Denson, and Walley Morse. The architect should be chosen in the next few weeks to oversee the project.

New Business

  1. The 1901 Armitage Herschell Carousel had agreed to purchase a bronze marker to be placed there on the Carousel in the E. E. Bass center, signifying it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The only other Carousel so listed in Mississippi is in Meridian. Rebecca made the motion to purchase another plaque to replace the plaque that was just sold. Emmett 2nd, motion passed.
  2. Meeting adjourned until April 9th, 2013.
— Minutes done by Jessie Williams, Secretary.
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