COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD
JANUARY 25, 2005
Chair Piatek called the meeting of the Volusia County Historic
Preservation Board to order at 3:15 PM on November 25, 2005 at the
Library Services Bldg., 1290 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Upon roll call the following Members answered present to wit:
Bruce Piatek, (At Large), Chair
Barbara Herrin (At Large) Vice-Chair
Priscilla Cardwell (At Large)
Judith Burrows (District 3)
Gordon Kipp (District 4)
Kevin Finn (District 5)
Sidney Corhern (At Large)
Chair Piatek declared a quorum was present.
Tom Scofield, Historic Preservation Planner
Mike Fincher, Cultural Coordinator/Recording Secretary
Mary Brennan, Assistant County Attorney
Harold Cardwell, Sr.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Member Kipp made a MOTION to approve the Minutes of July 27, 2004 as
presented. Member Cardwell seconded the motion. The motion carried
Volusia County Sesquicentennial
Update provided by Tom Scofield. Advised that Volusia County Council
Chair, Dwight Lewis formally acknowledged the event at the County
Council Meeting of December 16, 2004 by reading a proclamation into the
record. Council members were presented with reproductions of the 1857
Colton historic map reflecting Volusia County for the first time. Mike
Fincher spoke briefly as to the plans for the traveling historical
exhibit which will tour various venues in the County throughout 2005.
(NOTE FOR RECORD:) Member Corhern joined the meeting in progress at 3:35
Election of Officers for 2004
There was consensus of the board to continue this item until after the
appointment by the County Council of two members to fill vacant seats
from District 1 and District 2 and re-appointment of other seated
Presentation by Donnadine Miller, Chair, New Smyrna Beach Historical
Preservation Commission. – A subcommittee of the S.E. Volusia Historical
Society is proposing to produce a 25 minute film on the Turnbull Colony
for use in promoting historical interest in the area and to be used in
conjunction with the Volusia County Schools Florida History Curriculum.
The film would utilize information obtained through the archeological
excavation as well as research obtained from the archives in Dundee,
Scotland. The film would be produced in VHS and DVD format and made
available to libraries and historical societies upon request. It would
be sold to the public for $20.00 per copy. Mr. George Sibley, a member
of the Committee is planning on producing the film. Ms. Miller asked the
Board to include $5,000 in the upcoming budget to assist in this
production. Additional funding is being sought through a grant from the
State of Florida Division of Historic Resources. Tom Scofield brought up
the issue as to whether competitive bids might be required since this
production is to be funded through public dollars. Ms. Miller advised
that this had not been discussed, but that she would run this by Charlie
Hall for a legal opinion. Tom Scofield asked if WCEU had made a
commitment to air the film. Ms. Miller advised that no commitment had
been made, but that they had expressed serious interest and that was one
reason the decision was made to make the film 25 minutes in order to fit
into a broadcast air time schedule.
Goalsetting for 2005
Tom Scofield presented four suggested goals for the Board’s
consideration. These goals support the projects that were identified in
the annual report to the Volusia County Council. The suggested goals
Promote heritage education in Volusia County of Volusia.
Preserve and protect significant historical records, documents and
artifacts relating to the history of Volusia County.
Recognition of significant historic places in Volusia County of Volusia.
Foster awareness of historic preservation in Volusia County
After much discussion, it was agreed that a project under Goal #3 should
be added as follows; Obtain input from Historical Organizations and
municipalities to identify the top ten historical resources within their
jurisdictions. This information should be obtained by June 2005 for
consolidation and discussion at the July meeting.
Additionally, the funding of the Turnbull Settlement film should be
added as a project under Goal #1.
Another potential project was discussed regarding setting up a workshop
for various organizations to familiarize them with the importance of
historical preservation. This was left to be discussed further in future
Member Kipp made a MOTION to accept the Goals for 2005, as amended by
the addition of specific projects to Goals #1 & 3. Member Corhern
seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Adoption of 2005 Budget
Tom Scofield presented a proposed budget of $28,000 that reflects
funding the continuing projects from the current year (with a $1000
increase for the Ormond Trolley Tours.)
Additionally, three new projects were included;
$5,000 for The New Smyrna Video (increased from $3,000 to $5,000)
(request presented by Donnadine Miller -see above)
$3,000 toward the cost of an outdoor multi-media kiosk for the
Enterprise Preservation Society, to be located where they will locate
the Heritage Center when the school building is moved from the
Enterprise Elementary School site. (request presented by Riley Nutt)
$5,000 in seed money, to be used as needed to help get one of the eight
proposed Regional Archeology Centers located in Volusia County
(presented by Chair Piatek)
MOTION made by Member Corhern to approve the proposed budget, as revised
to $30,000. Motion seconded by Member Herrin. Motion approved
Adoption of 2005 Meeting Schedule
Member Kipp made a MOTION to maintain the established regular 4th
Tuesday of every other month schedule throughout 2005 (except for
November which is the 5th Tuesday due to Thanksgiving week.) Locations
January 25, 2005 – Library Services Center, Daytona Beach
March 22, 2005 – Halifax Historical Museum, Daytona Beach
May 24, 2005 – West Volusia Historical Society, DeLand
July 26, 2005 – S.E. Volusia Historical Society, New Smyrna Beach
September 27, 2005 – Pioneer Settlement, Barberville
November 29, 2005– Library Services Center, Daytona Beach
Member Corhern seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Member Cardwell announced that she and Harold have finished a new
book and would have copies at the next meeting. Also, they have been
approached about a larger book covering all of Volusia County. Member
Kipp announced the upcoming Celebration of Speed in Ormond on January 28
-29. There will a race between a horse and a Stanley Steamer.
Tom Scofield announced that we would find out in February how we
made out on the Sugar Mill Ruins ECHO Grant.
Press & Citizen Comments
Harold Cardwell spoke about the need for the newspaper photographing
and indexing project at the Halifax Historical Museum (see budget item
#5). He also announced that the lease between the Museum and Volusia
County is up for renewal in May and asked that Staff assist in this
Dot Moore endorsed utilizing the building where the Kay property is
located as the site for the proposed Archeological Center. She also
advised about a new website created by Professor Dan Schafer of
University of North Carolina that has a portion dedicated to the
Turnbull Colony. It is
reported on the status of the New Smyrna Archeological Ordinance. Minor
changes were made and it will go back to the City Commission sometime in
the spring. The NSB Historical Preservation Commission may do a workshop
prior to that to insure that Commission Members thoroughly understand
what the Ordinance will do.
Riley Nutt suggested that the HPB might negotiate an arrangement between
the Volusia County School Board and the Volusia County Administration
whereby Volusia County would have first option on acquiring School Board
property once they have declared a building surplus to needs.
There being no more business of the Board, Chair Piatek adjourned
the meeting at 5:10 PM.
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