April 21, 2014 – Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission Approved Minutes

April 21, 2014

The regular meeting of the Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission was held April 21, 2014 at 7:08 pm at the Roxbury Town Hall. Present-Lewis Wendell, Chairman, Commission Members Michael Mathis and Philip Lenihan.

On motion of Michael Mathis seconded by Lewis Wendell the minutes of the April 5, 2014 were approved.

AYES-3 Michael Mathis, Lewis Wendell, Philip Lenihan
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On motion by Philip Lenihan second by Michael Mathis, Nicole Haroldson was approved as the fifth Commission Member

AYES-3 Philip Lenihan, Michael Mathis, Lewis Wendell
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On motion by Michael Mathis second by Lewis Wendell have approved the demolition of the property located at 4985 Vega Mountain Road.

The Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission approved demolition for the following reasons

• The retaining wall has collapsed and needs to be rebuilt with a guardrail
• House is too close to creek and the first floor is frequently flooded
• The structural beams are rotted
• Exterior walls are bowing showing structural damage and water infiltration
• Mold is prevalent on all floors
• Balcony has to be completely reconstructed
• Chimneys have to be reconstructed
• The removal of the structure would improve the sight lines and safety of Vega Mountain Road

The Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission reviewed a letter from Stephen Schuman, Highway Supervisor Town of Roxbury pertaining to the demolition of the above mentioned property.

AYES-3 Michael Mathis, Lewis Wendell, Philip Lenihan
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The Roxbury Historic Perseveration Commission has agreed that the next step has to be taken with the Building Inspector for the Town of Roxbury. The Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission will be composing a letter to the Town Board, with their concerns about the lack of coordination and the approval of permits in the Historic District prior to Historic Commission review

Catskill Foundry will be getting back to Lewis Wendell about the Historic plaques.

On motion by Philip Lenihan seconded by Michael Mathis meeting adjourned at 7:42 pm.

AYES-3 Philip Lenihan, Michael Mathis, Lewis Wendell
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