ROXBURY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
A meeting of the Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission was brought to order July 15, 2017 at 10:20 a.m. at the
Roxbury Town Hall. Present Michael Mathis – Chairman and Commission Members Lewis Wendell and Doug McLaurine.
Also present Carolynn Faraci, Commission Clerk.
On motion of Lewis Wendell second by Doug McLaurine the Roxbury Historic Preservation Commission approved the
minutes of the April 29, 2017 regular quarterly meeting as presented.
AYES-3 Wendell, McLaurine, Mathis
On motion of Doug McLaurine seconded by Lewis Wendell application submitted by Walker-Ellsworth LLC property
located at 65 Railroad Avenue, Roxbury, NY 12474. It was noted that the application was very well presented and clear.
The application was deemed complete.
AYES-3 McLaurine, Wendell, Mathis
The house located at 65 Railroad Avenue is a contributing property in the Historic District. It was acknowledged that the
house has been renovated many times and is not in original condition. The Commission acknowledged gratitude that
the renovations were being undertaken.
The property is not a part of the view shed of the main street. Two sides of the house are visible from Railroad Avenue.
On motion of Lewis Wendell second by Doug McLaurin application submitted by Walker & Ellsworth located at 65
Railroad Avenue, Roxbury, NY 12474. After further discussion the Certificate of Compatibility was approved with the
suggestion that the window that is being removed on the first floor of the house be a false window to mimic the
symmetry that the removed window provided.
AYES-3 Wendell McLaurine, Mathis
Commission had an informal discussion on the property located at 53568 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY 12474, known
as the former Reeds Hotel. Michael Mathis will be contact the Roxbury Town Board regarding the Commission’s
On motion of Michael Mathis second by Doug McLaurine meeting adjourned at 10:50.