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File #: 2019-7414   
Type: Minutes
Body: Historical Advisory Board
On agenda: 11/7/2019
Title: Draft Meeting Minutes - September 5, 2019
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Draft Meeting Minutes - September 5, 2019

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DRAFT MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY OF ALAMEDA HISTORICAL ADVISORY BOARD
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

1. CONVENE
Chair Saxby called meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Chair Saxby noted that Board Member Sanchez would be absent due to his need to recuse himself for both items.

2. ROLL CALL
Present: Chair Saxby, Board Members Jones, Lau, and Wit.
Absent: Board Member Sanchez.

3. MINUTES
3-A 2019-7222
Draft Meeting Minutes - August 1, 2019
Chair Saxby noted an error in name under item 1.

Board Member Jones made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected. Board Member Wit seconded the motion. The motion passed 4-0.

4. AGENDA CHANGES AND DISCUSSION
*None*

5. ORAL COMMUNICATION
Betsy Mathieson requested that the HAB begin a process to designate Jackson Park as an historical monument. She said the need has arisen due to a proposal for a playground being added to the park. She gave a brief history of the park and neighborhood.

Denise Nowicki described the park characteristics that she feels make it worthy of preserving the Victorian nature of the park. She asked that the HAB begin the process of designating the park an historical monument.

Chair Saxby asked what the process would be for nominating the park for historic monument status.

Allen Tai, City Planner, thanked the speakers for their engagement. He said the topic is not agendized for tonight's meeting and would need to be placed on an agenda before being discussed by this board. He said the neighborhood could accelerate the process by filing an application.

Chair Saxby asked if the Fa?ade Grant Program or something similar would be available to assist in preservation efforts.

Staff Member Tai said the Fa?ade Grant Program was established to assist with private projects and is not sure if this type of project would be eligible. He said he is not aware of any mechanism for waive application fees for historic projects in Alameda and the is...

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