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City of Dixon Historic Preservation Commission met June 10

By Michael Abella | Sep 11, 2019

Meeting 10

City of Dixon Historic Preservation Commission met June 10.

Here is the minutes provided by the commission:

1. CALL TO ORDER

Chairperson McLane called the meeting to order in the first floor conference room at City Hall at 9a.

2. ROLL CALL

Present were Commissioners Higby, Krueger, and McLane. Absent (excused): Wadsworth. A quorum was declared.

Also present were Paul Shiaras and Karey KIastner.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Carol Krueger moved, and John McLane seconded, that the minutes of the June 6, 2019 meeting be approved. Voting Aye: Krueger, McLane, and Higby. Voting Nay: None. Motion passed.

4. NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS

Commissioner Higby reviewed recent email communication with Dave Barnum, the artist who ca. 2000 created the three murals that are mounted on the south-facing wall of the Dixon Theatre. These murals depict Ronald Reagan's role in the taking down of the Berlin Wall, but are rapidly deteriorating. Mr. Barnum will be coming to Dixon soon to examine the murals and make a recommendation. It should be noted that the Commission has no direct access to funds.

5. PUBLIC COMMENT

No public was present.

6. OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business.

7. NEW BUSINESS

a. Discussion and possible approval of façade modification and painting at 220 West First Street

Through conversation with Karey Kastner, representing Fusion Salon, the Commission learned details of the proposed renovation. The front exterior of the lower part of the building will be covered with a masonry veneer whose joints will then be mortared to give the look of a real brick wall. A sample of the product was brought to the session. Commissioner McLane, who is an architect, offered to give advice on the project without charge. After this discussion Carol Krueger moved, and James Higby seconded, that the project be approved. Voting Aye: McLane, Higby, and Krueger. Voting Nay: None. Motion carried.

b. The Commission discussed recommendations for Dixon residents who might replace former Commissioner Greg Langan, who has moved from Dixon. No decisions were made.

8. ADJOURNMENT

Carol Krueger moved, and James Higby seconded, that the meeting be adjourned, for which the vote was unanimous at 930a.

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