Historical Commission Meeting

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
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A meeting of the Historical Commission

Meeting of Historical Commission

Members: (Quorum)

  • Absent: Ann Tweedy, at 7:00 PM
  • Absent: Edie Field, Honorary
  • Absent: Eva Gibavic, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Susan Lynton, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Anne Schuyler, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Sara Robinson, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Susan Mareneck, Chair, at 7:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Carol Heim
  • Pleun Bouricius
  • Kathy Stoddard
  • Brian Emond

See original Agenda * * * DRAFT Meeting Minutes * * *

Meeting opened: 7:10 PM

Meeting closed: 7:40 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Review McGovern proposal

    • Historical Asset Preservation - "Building A Sustainable and Thriving Rural Community Using Historical Assets as Economic Anchors" - Non-federal Project Request for Funding

      General Discussion...
      (Brief announcement by Pleun Bouricius that the "Visit to the Graves' Ironworks" on the Sawmill River will be at 7pm, 4/22/22 and in person on Sunday 4/24 @ 2pm. Parking will be at the Baptist Church in North Leverett.)

      Statements on whether to support the McGovern proposal:
      Kathy Stoddard - "slow down"
      Brian Emond - "not in favor of proposal"
      Anne Schuyler - "worried about planning"

      One argument in favor is that the Sawmill needs to have a revenue source to be insurable. The Sustainable Economy Committee and the Leverett Education Foundation have written letters of support.

      No vote possible since two of the LHC members making the quorum are officers of the Leverett Historical Society, which is the entity submitting the earmark request.

      May meeting will be at 5pm.

      1. McGovern_4-11-22_Economic_Development_Initiative_Project_Requests.docx
  3. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes prepared by SM

Posted to: Historical Commission