Historic District Commission
Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Historic District Commission held a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Town Offices and via zoom.

Members present: Doug Walker, Rex Baker, Noel Greiner, Scott Oliver, Anne Howe, Kathy Scott

Members moved and voted unanimously in favor to approve the agenda.

Minutes of previous meeting 12/22/2020
Members moved and voted unanimously in favor to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

Review of Draft HDC Regulations
Doug Walker led a review of the updated HDC Regulations, drafted by the subcommittee over the previous several months.  While some questions and comments were addressed, members agreed it would make the most sense for individuals to send suggested edits to Mr. Walker, who would then work with the subcommittee to address them at its next meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

Suggested edits include the location within the document of the application guidelines, as well rewording in Article I, Purposes, clarification in Article II Section G, and editing of Article V, Stewardship and Minimum Maintenance. Additional discussion surrounded the topic of fencing and guardrails, as well as the need to review language in Harrisville’s Zoning Ordinances on solar energy systems to ensure the proposed language for the HDC Regulations reconciles with those provisions.

With no additional business to attend to, members moved to adjourn at 8:40 pm.