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Greenville Historic Preservation Commission
Greenville City Hall Council Chambers
July 11, 2017

  • 11:00 a.m. Meeting called to order.
  • Roll call of commisioners: Jessie Williams, Barry Plitz, Mary Williams. Benjy Nelken and Cary Carlton were absent.
  • Recognize guest(s): Walley Morse
Old Business
  1. Minutes were read and adopted from the June meeting.
  2. Bank Statement reviewed.
  3. Walley introduced our new newspaper person.
  4. Barry asked when should the plaque be in for the Depot? Walley stated that the plaque should be here after the week of the 14th.
  5. Update on the Depot. Walley stated that he was the onsite inspector with Belinda Stewart. Iím asking the independent contractor working with Belinda Stewart to be sure there will be an onsite inspector there daily to see who is there working on which project and record the weather daily.
  6. On July 3rd the 300-day time period for the Depot project was reached.
  7. Walley stated that his time was up, and he had fulfilled his obligation for the Depot. Therefore Benjy stated that he will become the onsite inspector for the Depot for the duration of the project.
  8. Mayor Simmons and Brad Jones came by to look at the Depot and talked about going to Jackson to meet with Dick Hall, our Representative from this district, to see if they can get another thirty or forty thousand dollars to work on the roof.
  9. Jessie asked what is this money for, Walley stated that this is for the roof and asbestos abatement. Jessie asked what happened to the money that was left? Walley stated that a little bit is left however, nobody seems to know where the money is or the balance.
  10. Barry asked who is accountable for grant money? Walley answered, Ms. Wicks, the city clerk is responsible for the accountability of MDAH and MDOT. She does all the paper work, so the county does not have anything to do with it. Belinda doesnít know how much she is using, because of the unfinished work. Wally stated after discussing with Ms. Wicks who has the figures, but then she has to figure how much we spent, however she doesnít have the figure for what we still owe.
  11. Walley said we still want to go on with the open house at the Depot.
  12. Barry was still interested in the use for the thirty or forty thousand dollars. Walley explained to put patches on the roof. Barry wanted to know if that would be a waste of money?
  13. Jessie brought a letter from the GSA Public Building Service, concerning localities for the building of the new Federal Courthouse. The three sites were (1) The Levee Site, (2)The Steinmart Site and (3)The Elkís Lodge/Auto Dealership Site.
  14. Walley talked about all the old history that will be displayed at the Depot.
  15. Mary was asked to work on a display of pictures for the Depot.
  16. Barry asked if the Commission will answer the letter about the three sites. Walley stated that he would respond to the letter.
  17. Walley talked about Warfield Point Park, Barry stated that the park does not operate under the Commission.
  18. Walley said that the MDAH gave fifteen hundred for the Bicentennial Celebration for the Greenville History Museum to use a for website and displays panels etc. Barry asked where does the fifteen hundred come from? Walley said this is a reimbursement grant—you spend the money and send them the receipts and they send the money back. Walley advised it is a matching grant, match comes from in-kind, which I supply, my man hours, he does the matching part.
  19. Barry asked Walley who determines what your time is worth. Walley said the state determines. Walley said his time he volunteered, documented and kept up with is in-kind. Walley said you have to document it.

New Business

  1. Continue to work on the Bicentennial Celebration.
  2. Meeting adjourned until August 8, 2017
— Minutes done by Jessie Williams, Secretary.

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