following properties have been designated as historic landmarks by
Charlotte City Council: Frederick Apartments, Neely Slave Cemetery,
Helms-Bell House, and the exterior of the Thies House. Thanks for
everyone who attended. All ordinances have been filed.
2. Joint Public
Hearings will be scheduled soon with the Charlotte City Council to
consider the designation of the Withers-Efird House and the Coffey House
and with the Huntersville Town Board to consider the designation of the
John Milton Alexander House.
3. I am having
Lara and Emily Ramsey update the Survey and Research Reports on the Rea
House and the former Charlotte Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium.
4. The budget
for the Historic Landmarks Commission will be submitted this month to
the Engineering and Building Standards Department.
continues on the W. T. Alexander property and the Charlotte Cotton
situation with the Oehler Farm is complex. The County has secured the
house and the gate. The Planning Committee of the Planning Commission
has recommended that the County purchase the tract. This matter is
scheduled to come before the Board of County Commissioners on February 7th.
Staff will be working with Park and Recreation in preparing the Request
For Board Action. The plan is that the Historic Landmarks Commission
will identify the amount of land needed to protect the Oehler House and
possibly the McAuley House. The Historic Landmarks Commission will
purchase that portion of the property once it is designated as a
historic landmark by the Town Board of Huntersville. Thereafter, the HLC
will restore the house or houses and offer it or them for sale. We have
been approached by Ray Killian and Gary Knox, who would like to purchase
a portion of the property for private development. I hope to hear from
them before Monday night's meeting about whether or not they are
interested in pursuing this matter.
7. The grant
for the survey of African American sites will be submitted to the North
Carolina Division of Archives and History by the end of January.
8. The ceremony
for the unveiling of the W. T. Alexander Slave Cemetery Marker is
scheduled at the site at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 18th. I
hope everyone can come.