1. The County Manager's
recommended budget contains the same dollar amount for the operations of the
Commission as this year's budget.
2. Ron Tober, Director of
Charlotte Trolley, and I met with Keith Parker, Director of CATS. We
discussed the future use of the GM New Style (Fishbowl) Bus which CATS has
restored and which is owned by the HLC. CATS is supportive of using
the bus but details are still to be completed.
3. The Workshop held by the
Commission on May 20th was well attended by representatives of Commissions
throughout the immediate region. Special thanks to Stewart Gray and
Mary Dominick for coordinating the event. This fulfilled the
Commission's Certified Local Government education requirements for the year.
4. Meetings were held with
the contractor for the Grier-Rea House to review work still to be performed.
Agreement was reached, and the contractor will be moving ahead with
completion of his responsibilities.
5. Bryan Turner is
coordinating the completion of the upfit of the Sidney and Ethel Grier
6. The Commission is still
awaiting word on the prospect of its acquiring the Walker's Grocery Store
Building and Holly Bend or the Richard Davidson House.
7. The Commission is now
under contract to purchase former Fire Station Number 4 on West 5th St.
Meetings with prospective buyers have occurred during the past month.
8. The survey of the Torrence
Lytle School property that will be acquired by the Commission has been
completed. Meetings are scheduled with the Town of Huntersville to
make sure no conflicts with the Town's regulations will be forthcoming.
9. Staff met with the owner
of the Tomlinson-Wilson House to explore preservation strategies. The
owner reaffirmed his commitment to preserving the house but exact details
are still being developed. The Commission has design review over any
material changes to the property.
10. Staff will attend the
City Council's public hearings on June 16th to consider the Commission's
recommendation that the Big Rock Rock Shelter and the Bishop Kilgo House be
designated as historic landmarks. The public hearing on the Second
Ward High School Gymnasium has been tabled at the request of County Park and
Dan L. Morrill