Minutes of CPR 2005 Meetings
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2004 minutes (links to Word Doc. files) • 2004 Newsletter (PDF format) • Spring 2005 Newsletter (PDF)
November 8, 2005 •
Toni Seccomb’s Apartment, 108 Montana
Attendees: Mitzi, Bob, Andrea, Mark Reavis, Toni, Dick, Larry, Julie.
Previous meeting minutes approved as written.
Treasurer’s --Income $30 in dues, $10 donation; exp. $5.88 in unpd
obligation for econ. developmet proposal; current checkinb balance $4701.23;
CD balance on 10/16/05 was $5680.78
Election of Board members-- Send email to our list asking for nominations
for those that are willing to serve; at the meeting in January we plan to
name and approve board members and officers.
Reminder about newsletter-- Irene is organizing articles for a December 1
deadline. Mitzi-D2D article, Larry—Brick workshop article, Dick --Econ Dev
Prop., Article on elections, etc.
Send email to Irene to remind about articles.
Web Plan-- Econmic development propsal to BSB; we gave them 2 options,
either whole website or just the economic development side of the site.
Marketing plan for the Historic Properties-- CPR pulled its proposal for the
Greek Cafe building, the only other proposal was from Silver Bow Properties
LLC, which was considered non responsive; Mark says the county is committed
to offering $160,000 as an incentive to a developer, the cost of demolition.
Babb said at the community enrichment meeting that the demo costs should be
made available as an incentive; Mitzi sent a thank you note to Babb, making
again the offer that CPR would be still willing to work on a marketing plan
for the building.
2006 Stained glass tour--Dick and Irene met and divied up the churches to work
on; Mitzi, Toni, and Andrea will meet to look at the URA application.
Open house plans for Feburary—We talked about timing, Feb would be closer to
the timing for the NHL expansion. Julie sees it as a celebration about the
NHL expansion and call Schweitzer and Baucus to see if they could come; use
the Heritage cookbook for appetizers, Julie and Carrie will be contacting
Brian, and Mark Reavis will contact Baucus office.
Nominations for Montana Preservation Allience preservation awards – We
decided to make some nominations from Butte. Mark and Andrea said they’d
work with one of the student class projects to make the nominations. We
- Residential--Shepard Parshall home
- Commercial--4 Quens; Close runners up are the Meyer Building (Corette,
Poulman, and Kebe) and Kenwood Building (Pioneer Technical), we need to
recognize these other buildings next year or in another way.
- Federal presevation – MEPS / FW Grand Silver
- Landscape: Lexington Gardens
- Community Preservation Project--Mai Wah Society
Historic Preservation Commission -
--Health Dept is drafting a new preservation ordinance, Bob McCarthy
supposedly is close to a draft; an important working session for design
review issues for URA is on Dec. 7 (4:00 PM at the Courthouse Conference
-- Health Dept wrote a letter to Rolene about the classification system,
Rolene responded saying substantial progress must be seen by March 2006;
Mark wrote up a quarterly report that helped subside some of the recent back
and forth between Butte and Helena.
Community Enrichment Meetings -
- Irene was to give a presentation on October 19, but possibly it was
rescheduled for November 16, Mitzi will ask Irene if she is available, and
whether we are on the agenda.
- CEC is committted to get Rykema in for a presentations
- Christmas Party at the Broadway Cafe on December 13—Larry will talk to
- Mark-MPA awards
- Newsletter –Articles to Irene
- Stained glass tour—committee meeting Tues Nov. 29
- Larry-- Email, announcents about nominations for elections
- Julie --contact about celebration/meeting
- Irene -- Com enrichment meeting and publishing newsletter
- Board of Directors meeting for 501c3 –Tues Nov. 29
- National Trust “Your Town” meeting--check it out on the Web
- URA wants us to promote the BSB owned buildings in the URA district, Cain,
Greek Cafe, Sears, Milly (wood building across from Courthouse).
October 11, 2005 • Rose's Home
The meeting was called to order by Dick Gibson.
Those present: Toni Seccomb, Irene Scheidecker, Mitzi Rossillion, Kelly Rose, Dick Gibson, Justine Conlan, Erick Vines, C. Max Detjens, Robert Edwards, Pinky Kocoshis, Andrea Stierle.
Almost no action last month.
Current checking balance is $4661.23
Since 9/13/05: Income of $100.00 from historic brick workshop.
20 paid members in 2005 excluding memberships from 2 workshops.
Council of Commissioners:
CPR & Community Preservation Design proposal for 88 E. Park (Grain Belt) building submitted to BSB.
A request was made to re-issue developers' packet in the spring because there was not enough time to present a proposal.
Mitzi will make a presentation Wednesday, October 12. Max & Rob will recommend to re-issue in the spring.
Historic Preservation Commission:
D&G Antiques is putting a new front on. HPC had some recommended changes to the URA.
Community Enrichment Committee:
Copper King Mansion -- Jim Smitham asked if there were community members (and CPR) to get CKM to improve the building. CPR board of directors met and discussed this and decided we could not be involved where a project is exclusively privately owned for the size of the project. There is concern that the chimneys are in dire need of repair. An estimate of $250,000 a few years ago was given to make repairs.
Health Dept. wrote a reply to Rolene Schliesman's letter of classification system. CEC has taken on the task of Rolene's concerns.
CPR was scheduled to make a presentation at the next CEC meeting Wednesday, October 19. Irene will attend and present.
Larry's brick workshop. Toni's husband attended and thought it was very good and educational.
BIF = HIP (Historic Improvement Projects):
Historic Improvement Project application was rewritten for clarity to be sure applicants' focus is on historic improvement.
More $$ will be made available…..up to $1000.
Nominations for new Board member & for CPR officers:
With 501(c)3 status we will now have officers.
Election will be next month.
Toni & Dick, but neither is interested.
Be thinking about who might be good on the Board or as an officer.
Current Board members:
An email needs to go out regarding nominations for new Board member & officers.
At the Board meeting it was brought up that a newsletter needs to come out. Irene will do it but needs articles submitted in a timely manner (next 30-45 days….Dec. 1 deadline??)
Economic Development mill levy has approx. $66,000 for Econ. Dev. CPR's proposal is to have Dick make a whole section on Economic Devevlopment on the BSB website to prompt them to make it better. BLDC's website, too? Dick says their website is okay, but needs to be updated.
- Dust to Dazzle - Mitzi
- Window Workshop - Irene
- Brick Workshop - Larry
- BIF to HIP
- Andrea - awardees etc & Mary McLean house
- Kelly - new guidelines
- Spring Stained Glass Tour
- Economic Development Mill Levy Proposal (BSB website enhancement) - Dick
- Historic Preservation Degree Program - Carrie Kiely or Rob Edwards
- Spring Party - Julie Crowley, Carrie Kiely
Marketing Plan for Historic Properties:
Discussed under Council of Commissioners section.
Hawthorne School Donation:
We are giving $500.
Stained Glass Pamphlet:
Grant was written to publish pamphlet that would highlight stained glass in Butte's historic churches.
Need a committee to help compile info, coordinate with churches, select weekend for tour, edit pamphlet, publish pamphlet, keep track of hours.
Irene, Toni, Andrea volunteered to be on the committee.
Irene & Dick will meet to discuss creating pamphlet.
Julie, Bob, Carrie
November 8 - Toni's Apartment Building 108 S. Montana
September 13, 2005 •
Attendees: Erick Vines, Justine Conlan, Mitzi Rossillon, Bob Benson, Toni Seccomb, Mark Reavis, Andrea Stierle, Kelly Rose, Dick Gibson, Carrie Kiely, Larry Smith
Previous meeting minutes read and approved
Treasurer's -Recent increase was $513.20: window workshop took in 405, plus $10 in dues, $45 in Alice Bishop memorials, current checking balance is $4,561.23.
Council of Commissioners -- Commissioner Rocko Mulcahy has been corresponding with Rolene S. at the State Historic Preservation office asking about details having to do with NHL and the probationary status of Butte. Rolene has put together the list of ~300 demolished historic properties. Mark says the county wants to get off CLG probation and the NHL threatened status. Mark Reavis and Ellen Crain are fleshing out the list.
Historic Preservation Commission - Mark reported that they focused on surplus property classification. At work, Mark is now more focused on preservation themes. The McQuinn Body shop was approved for demolition. The HPC will review parking lot design. Health department says they are committed to getting off of probationary status and off the threatened status. HPC also selected light fixtures for south Main project. HPC chair will sign letter to Babb for a Rykema lecture or workshop for the city/county; Mark will prepare the letter. The Neil Rogers demolition/parking lot was brought up as an example of where there was little follow-through on demolition mitigation. CPR suggested that the HPC write letters to all that have not done their mitigation. Bonding for future projects should be discussed.
Community Enrichment Meetings - The weekly meetings are changing to twice a month. Five properties for sale were brought up; two should be sold with higher prices. CPR and others don't think the county will get a sufficient proposal for the Greek Cafe (Grain Belt) building. The building will need an incentive package. Mitzi asked if additional advertising was being done; Mark said no. Mark suggested we put together a response to the developer's packet. We would offer to help marketing of the building; it may be a non-response for the land sales. Bob moves that we do a packet for the building, Andrea seconded, all agreed Mitzi will chair and put in a marketing response plan.
We need to keep sending people to meetings, and send in agenda items to get on the discussion. Meetings are first and third Wednesdays at Courthouse Conference Room.
Main Street Uptown Butte- we have not answered our survey of members-we should suggest a targeted advertising approach for attracting new businesses e.g.-- targeted trade journals.
Committee Reports -
Education --Brick Workshop coming up ask Burtons about using their house.
We need to work with NPS to encourage workshops, possibly: masonry, metalwork, stained glass, wood restoration.
Ordinance and Oversight --Historic preservation ordinance -- Mark said the HPC wants to actively participate in rewrite and are collecting and wanted to talk about it at the next meeting.
BIF-we need to discuss partial payments.
Old Business --
501c3--get IRS Form to BOD-Need chairperson
Hawthorne school -We voted to pledge of support $500 for the building; Kelly will talk to Leslie McCartney about who to contact and get a press release out.
Reception -- Need chairperson; Carrie will talk to Julie about doing in after the holidays.
Economic development funding opportunities-With the mill levy funding each year, Mitzi suggested we submit an application this year. We suggested promotion of how Butte is open for business, including advertising of buildings, and spiffing up BSB website. We need to talk to Linda Sager Joyce at BSB about the website and tie into schools, and advertising BSB properties in the semi annual Realtor Guide. Dick said he'd help meet with Linda. Need to include links for BLDC, Pub Schools, Health Dept., and keep the site current.
Meeting tomorrow-- Expanding the Historic District at Archives at 4 PM.
Sept 23 John Richand open house at Park Hotel. 4-7 PM
Mark said the Haunted house people are in desperate need for a building.
Next Meetings October 11- Kelly Rose; November 8; December 13.
- BIF meeting Tuesday Sept 27 at Andrea's BIF at 7 PM BOD at 8 PM.
Send DRAFT to Andrea and Kelly
- BOD Meeting
- Andrea press release
- Mitzi, Mark, Dori, and Justine response to developer's packet
- Dick and web committee
- Carrie, Julie, Bob Reception committee
August 9, 2004 • Smith Home—27 No. Excelsior
Call to Order 7:15 •
Attendees: Larry, Mykl, Mitzi, Kelly, Andrea
Previous meeting minutes approved
Reports and Announcements
Treasurer’s Report - Last 2 months: expenses of $1138.33, including BIF
payment, stamps, and costs associated with the Dust to Dazzle tour (D2D).
Income was $1692.67, including donations, dues, D2D, income; current
checking balance is $4416.53.
Council of Commissioners Meetings -- CoC approved plans for dealing with BSB
Surplus properties; Mary McCormick talked to Paul Babb and Irene about
getting the National Trust redevelopment specialist, Rykema, to come in for
a workshop for Council/Health Dept/Paul Babb. Mykl suggested to make a
presentation showing positive things we’ve done, celebrating the
revitalization of Uptown Butte.
Community Enrichment Meetings – We should offer to facilitate the Rykema
workshop for the CEM.
Historic Preservation Commission -- They may be feeling their way, they were
very upset about the classification procedures.
Tours and Events: Dust to Dazzle-- Expenses so far were $624, but we haven’t gotten a
few bills; income was $1273 from tickets, 4 sponsors have paid their fees, 2
haven’t, MT Restorations and JM Landscaping and Nursery. Helpers included 32
individuals; 134 tickets were sold; suggestions were put out to have it in
May; July was also mentioned so have a tea party in a garden; have tickets
the same price; Mitzi said Janice and Bob will do again, but ONLY IF we get
3 more major volunteers, one for advertising and press release, one for
tickets, and another for coordinating volunteers. Need to really get it
going in February.
Window workshop tomorrow.
Salvage in Warm Springs? it was before the end of the last legislative
session, needed an appropriation, Mitzi asked Pete Brown to put in for
Ordinance and Oversight (O&O)-- Historic Preservation Ordinance? HPC is
thinking about making the Commission a bigger part of BSB actions, could
also be design review, Larry thought we should be involved in the revision.
Building Improvement Fund -- Need to get together to rewrite the application;
committee members will represent grantees: Kelly—Wold, Larry—Lang Waddell,
O’Rourke Building – second work day was done; 2 yrs of tax are still owed;
need easement for utilities and gutter; needs engineering; needs more
501 c(3) – Need to look at by-laws, paper copy to Bob, PDF divvy up project
among Board members.
Reception – Still a good idea; Bob suggested having it in the Metals Bank
building, we need to talk to Boyd and Robbie, Bob will decorate; possibly
have it in November, put up a stations for BIF, etc. need a committee.
Other: Mothballing committee--no action, and probably not needed anymore.
The Health Dept. has a carpenter working. There is a list of buildings with
41 now, we need to get the list to stay in touch with what is happening and
survey the properties. Maybe we should now focus on improving privately
owned buildings, possibly see if owners are willing to get rid of them.
Next Meetings: Sept. 13 Rookwood Speakeasy on North Main below Spagetinnis; October
11, November 8.
Get Rykema in for a workshop with the National Trust-Possibly through Community
Enrichment like at a community enrichment meeting.
Call Pete Brown re Warm Springs
BIF restoration meeting and rewrite of grant application.
July 12, 2005 • Montana Bar
Attendees: Julie Crowley, Kelly Rose, Bob Benson, Robert Edwards, Max
Detgens, Paul Talbott, Mykl Meagher, Peter & Terri Wolfgram, Carrie Kiely,
Irene Scheidecker, Mitzi Rossillon, Dick Gibson, Andrea Stierle, Larry Smith
Minutes from June 2005 meeting approved
Council of Commissioners Meeting July 13-- Julie talked to Mike Sheehy about
getting on the next commission meeting. The agenda will include, 3
presentations and a public hearing. Dan Powers will present on the Community
Enrichment process, Dan Dennehy on a new process that will deal with
building classification. There is no opportunity for public input, but need
to get commissioner to call on members of the public--Mary talked to Bury to
see if she would be called on. Julie should talk to her commissioner about
getting called on. Mitzi talked to Bobbie today about an article on the new
Mykl went to the land sales commission meeting and said CPR was brought up
in negative ways.
Community Enrichment Meetings -- Mykl presented 2 weeks ago on his plans for
the O’Rourke---to mothball, fix the roof, move panels to inside, paint
boards on first floor, install glazing on the second and third floors; John
Walsh was the only person that was opposed.
Erica Larson announced via email that she has been looking at the Beverly’s
of Butte building.
HPC --Mary talked about design review. She stated that Mark Reavis’ job is
strictly advisory, not only for demolition requests; she said he used to
make recommendations, but now he cannot make recommendations. He is only a
secretary, now he does not do analysis before the meetings, he is not
allowed to talk to small business owners as he did. His old position may be
replaced, but not necessarily by an architect.
Education – No D2D wrap-up yet, people felt it was a big success, but we
haven’t counted tickets; guess around 139 people, possibly 2 couples that
may become members. Julie asked informally during the tour where people were
from, people were amazed with the Uptown, The sponsors and in progress
buildings were really useful. It was also really good positive exposure.
Historic Window Workshop -- August 10 Wed. day-long, then a shorter version in
the evening. 9-4:30, 6:30-9PM.. The Health Dept may be able to send one or
more people; we will need a program at Tech to certify and recertify. Irene
needs to pull together letters to owners, contractors, and others, Julie,
Kelly, Larry, and Irene will work on the workshop Monday evening 7PM at the
It was brought up that there is no certified person in Butte for lead
removal; recertification needed to be done every 2 years, and the closest
place to do that is North Dakota.
BIF—2005 grants: 3 grants given out: Wold for fencing 1111 Diamond, Lang
Waddell 407 E. Mercury for wood repair and painting, Burns painting trim on
Stevens block with the grant from Butte Board of Realtors (Butte Realtor
Association). Letter of thanks was sent to board.
2004 grants: Sheila Reason asked for an extension through Sept. Got sign
from Vu, we sent them money. Extension given to MacGregor. Esquibel said he
would not do his project, we got his sign back.
O’Rourke-- Work day Sunday July 17; 2 hour work party for painting, boarding
on basement and first floor. 10 am come to help bring rollers, skill on
ladders, screw guns, bring curtains, patch stuff.
501c3--get draft By Laws to BOD, and divvy up the work on the IRS forms.
Paul Babb Meeting--Larry recommended that CPR meet with Paul in his office;
Julie chimed in, Kelly offered that Glen Bodish is meeting with Paul this
upcoming Thursday. Irene will call and try to set up 1/2 hr with Paul.
Hawthorne school –Should we send a pledge of support? Kelly will call the
Hawthorne school for information on its possibly sale Butte Public schools.
Other -- 600 block of galena--Bob will follow up email.
New Board Member--Bob Benson new board member—voted in unanimously.
The board discussed getting a paid staff member—it is still a long-term
thought at this point.
Reception-- party, discuss at August meeting, possibly plan for October.
Paul Babb Meeting
501c3 Board actions on IRS
Next Meetings: August 9 at 27 No. Excelsior. Sept 13; Speakeasy possible; Kelly Rose for
June 14, 2005 • Leonard Apartments
Call to Order 7:05. Previous meeting minutes approved with revisions.
Reports and Announcements
Treasurer’s Report – Checking account balance is $3,862.69; we spent $22.22;
brought in about $90. We now have 30 dues paying members. Mt. Dept. of
Revenue sent us a letter in early June with 30 days to respond with various
financial and corporate information. Mitzi said that she would respond with
the needed information.
Council of Commissioners Meetings – Many proposals were received for the
first two houses put up for sale by the Land Sales Office; the place on
North Excelsior went to the next door neighbor for teardown.
Community Enrichment Meetings -- The committee is supposed to approve the
draft tomorrow, and forward it to the Council, possibly as early as June 29.
502 W. Park and Cain hotel were discussed at the recent meeting; also
concerns were raised on the method of change in classification from Class 2
to Class 1 in the proposed rules; changes may be brought out based on
neighbors complaints; Mitizi brought up that there is a major open
government issue with the building demolition/classification scheme; she
emphasized that this just isn’t just a preservation issue. We discussed
about having a meeting with Babb; we thought that we’d propose to him that
the Community enrichment committe be put into the community development
department; also we’d like to say that we’ve gotten mixed messages from the
Health Dept on the number of demolitions. Irene said she would ask Paul to
get some time either at our July meeting or another meeting.
Robert talked to the Community Enrichment people, including Dori, Eric
Hesler, and Rick Larson; they thought the bid of $68/opening ws high, and
that, insurance and paying workman’s comp for donated time was a big issue
with having volunteers do the work. Robert then talked to Leo McCarthy and
John Wulf about getting insurance–John estimated that the insurance would be
about $1000/yr for us. Mykl, Maxm, Robert, Larry, Carrie, and Andrea
volunteered to work toward getting a possible contract with BSB to handle
boarding up of buildings; major issues are the need for insurance, a bonded
contractor licence, and possibly a performence bond.
Tours and Events: Dust to Dazzle–The date is July 9. The committee has all
vendors and houses lined up; publicity will start ext Monday. A call was put
for volunteer to deliver posters. Uptown, Flat, Anaconda, Deer Lodge,
Helena, Missoula, Bozeman, Pburg, Dillon, Whitehall Bob will distrib. the
posters Monday. We will sell tickets at the Antiques and Art Fair Thurs,
Fri, Sat; Mitzi will be the contact for that times; tickets are also 0on
sale at Cavanaughts and Montana Restorations; BSB is participating as a
sponsor; CPR should put together a booth and pamphlets, including BIF
Historic Window Workshop–NPS contacted Irene about the schedules for the two
August 10 workshops; she plans on 9-4 and 6:30-9PM times; issues: Irene
needs to solidifiy what is to be covered at the workshop, and what needs to
be done to prepare for the day.
Ordinance and Oversight (O&O)– Historic Preservation Ordinance? Larry will
send a copy of the BSB Dept Heads plan to Rolene and Bobbie Stauffer at the
Building Improvement Fund --Andrea needs all the paperwork back so she can
send out the letters. We should rewrite the application for next year.
O’Rourke Building –Mykl started the process for a contract for deed on the
building, he is on record as owner; he says he doesn’t have all of the money
to fix it right now; his intention is to clear the title (~1 month), put
package together on history of the building and people, architectural
information, and look for funding possiblities. The health department is
making noises about a September deadline for getting something done on the
646 Galena needs protection, brick has fallen in the front, and is getting
water; the building is owned by a trust that wants ~$30k for the building,
which is way too much, it needs a LOT of work. Look at South Main as an
example for keeping water out of the building; Bob will ask Alana about
getting permission to temporaily patch the Galena building.
Next Meetings: July 12 Montana Bar East Park St. (Silver Bow LLC); Aug. 9;
Mothball contract: Robert, Andrea, Mykl, Robert, Max, Carrie, Larry.
BIF Com Committee needs to rewrite the guidelines by the Dust to Dazzle tour
and get paper work to Andrea.
Dust to Dazzle: Mitzi will get a general email to Larry to forward out.
Larry write a letter to Rolene about the Community Enrichment plans.
May 10, 2005 • Benson Home
Call to Order: 7:10. April meeting minutes approved
Reports and Announcements
Treasurer's Report - expenses $143.15 since last month. With income, checking balance is $3794.99.
Council of Commissioners meetings: Salvage issue sent to judicial committee; Laura Lee asked if anyone was complying with current statues on pawn shop reporting; Meeting will happen with the pawn shops, and possibly the antique stores.
Historic Preservation Commission Mtgs.-- Mary McCormick reported on the last HPC meeting about a preliminary draft of policy about handling county-owned buildings on the tax rolls. The plan is to classify the property. Class (1) would be for buildings falling under the dangerous building code; the committee could call for demolition. Class (2) are those that need major repairs, Class 3 minor repairs, Class 5 not in need of obvious repairs.
URA Mtgs.-Plans for Original mine yard suggest construction of a convention center. Andrea will draft a letter for CPR stating our opposition in spending so much on new construction when there is great need for restoration of buildings.
Main St. Uptown Butte -- Mitzi said Rick Larson talked with the Main St committee about mothballing buildings. CPR is interested in getting a contract for mothballing that would include closing up structures, but also ongoing monitoring. Mitzi made a proposal of $50 per opening. She understood that they are not interested in hiring CPR for the mothballing, but are interested in the monitoring. Mitzi pointed out that they closed up the house at 621 W. Quartz; we don't know how they are contracting out.
Education- We have all houses set up for six buildings on the Dust to Dazzle tour. We still hope for including a county building. Coordinators at each house are lined up. Building histories will be published in a booklet. We got the $4500 grant for stained glass research and publication.
Building Improvement Fund --Deadline is Friday May 13. We will meet Thursday May 19 6PM at Roses'.
Newsletter - Came out first week of May
O'Rourke Building -Lee contacted Larry today that Rick Orizoti is interested in what is going on; Mitzi will check on taxes, James will ask Mark Rule for an update, and then get back with Rick.
501 c(3)- Board meeting needed.
Mitzi-A Stockton home at 701 No Excelsior (Antimony and Excelsior) keeps getting opened, Jim and Mitzi boarded up doors, but a back window was broken. We plan on boarding it up this weekend.
Next Meetings: June 14 Leonard; July 12 Montana Bar 82 E. Park; Aug. 9; Sept. 13.
April 12th, 2005 • home of Dick Gibson
Attendees - Janice Hogan, Kelly Rose, Dick Gibson, Irene Scheidecker, Mitzi Rossillon, Bob Benson, Toni Seccomb and Andrea Stierle. Meeting Moderated by Janice Hogan.
New Cultural Center Proposal for the Original Mine Yard - After discussion Irene made a motion that BCPR write a positive sounding letter in opposition to the proposed new cultural center. Andrea seconded and offered to write the letter. Motion passed.
Demolition - the city demolished a building on East Park which we were not allowed to salvage due to it's dilapidated condition. We should attempt to find out what buildings are slated for demolition in the near future as we may want to either do salvage or oppose their demise. Paying taxes for the O'Rourke should be on next month's agenda.
Newsletter - Irene needs an article on the "Dust to Dazzle" tour. Bob Benson volunteered to write one. The date for the tour is set for July 9th. The committee will get guidelines to the home owners. A need for at least one more liaison person exists. The fee for the tour will be $10 for one ticket or $15 for two. The $10 tickets will be a different color from the $15 tickets so moneys from sales can be easily accounted.
501-3C - We are officially incorporated. Our name is BCPR inc. We have a tax ID # but we do not have a 501-3C #. As we grow and acquire funding exceeding $5,000 , we will have to get a 501-3C #.
BIF Com - Kelly reported getting calls for grant forms after the article in the newspaper appeared. She also had a call from Bud Walker requesting a letter to the Realtors regarding their donation of $500. He will present it at their next meeting. Andrea received a communication regarding grants from the National Parks Service from Chris Whitacre.
Mainstreet/Uptown dues - A motion was made and passed to pay our dues and remain a member of Mainstreet/Uptown.
Mitzi said the couple whose gate was stolen wants support for getting the city to enforce and update the ordinance regarding pawn shops, 2nd hand stores and antique stores regarding reporting on how and from whom items were obtained . Bob volunteered to write a letter to the judiciary committee of BSB delineating what other communities have done to protect both buyers and sellers.
Next meeting May 10th at Bob Bensons' house, 824 W. Quartz.
March 8, 2005 • Stierle's Home
Call to Order 7:10.
Attendees: Andrea, Mitzi, Bob, Janice, Larry, Kelly, Irene, Carrie, Dick
February meeting minutes were partially read and approved with minor corrections.
Reports and Announcements
Treasurer's Report - checking balance is $2860.04; since last meeting we paid out $21.20 for domain name and copying; took in $50 in dues and donations.
Council of Commissioners Mtgs.-- Mitzi went to the meeting that discussed the future of the Butte Archives building; Bob McCarthy is talking about requiring a bond to cover demolition costs for each developers packet (not including the Parrott Dry packet). We need to find out if the land sales committee will really require this. We should write a letter to Paul Babb and ask about this.
URA Mtgs.- We should approach URA for small project grants--possibly support for BIF grants in the URA district? or support for the historic window workshop that will happen at the Leonard Apts.
Other-- Butte Priority Soils-public meeting March 15 Elks Lodge
Stained and Leaded Glass
We still need 3 or 4 volunteers to drop off notices on buildings that have glass that we would like to see lit. Tour will be April 1 7:30-9:30; we will also have a guided tour of County Courthouse Rotunda glass led by Mark Reavis, at 12 noon, April 1. Press release will announce the tour; so far, Amy Kuenzi, Jeanette Barnes, Larry, Carrie Kiely, are the current volunteers will put letters on doors between about March 20 and 25. Andrea will work on the press release, Larry will make map, send press release to Carmen at the Standard, and to Dick for the website.
Building Renovation and Restoration
The name is Dust to Dazzle: we will have building tours with photo albums that will show improvements, ID vendors, ticket sales and advertizing; July 9 Sat noon--5 PM, when Antiques show is scheduled. We will rent a booth at show to sell tickets; businesses, including individual companies and contractors, will pay $75 to show there products or services at homes. The payment will include a year-long presence on our website. We will provide tables at each home for the contractor. Six homes have been identified: Benson, Westine, Toni, Butch triplex, Rossillion rental on Granite, Reavis'. BSB should participate, talking about lead and dust abatement, land sales, and possibly including a 7th building, one that is/will be available via the land sales committee. The charge for the tour will be $5. We will need volunteers at each house, a couple at each house, also work with photo album and various displays at each house, including before/after presentations. Possible business participants may include: Montana Restoration, a metal roof contractor, NCAT, Corebond, Steve Luft, mason(s)--possibly Eckhard (repointed Butch and Gretchen's apartment interior) or Stone Montana from Whitehall?, SJ Perry for furnaces?
Salvage--Bill Bullock gave ok for using the back rook at the Grand and installing temporary lighting. Larry will announce some more work times to build racks and install lighting in the storage area.
Janice mentioned that the Hospital will be tearing down part of the old part of the building, possibly the Hospital could make donations of unused materials?
Ordinance and Oversight (O&O) Historic Preservation Ordinance? No one knows if Mark is still working on it.
Building Improvement Fund --Committee met and changed the forms; we will send letters to last years' grant recipients, Andrea will write a press release about the upcoming call for proposals (that Kelly rewrote); Andrea emailed NPS about possible grants, Alana LaRock brought to the board of Realtors about another sponsorship. The new call will be put on website and will be available through Kelly, and at Community Development.
Newsletter - Irene got some stuff, Larry will send graphics to Irene.
O'Rourke Building - We haven't talked to Dori about what happened with the showing. James was going to talk to Mark Rule about whether any thing has happened
501 c(3)- AOI has been sent off. Irene read through the By laws, and about getting the 501c3 status.
Historic Window Workshop--NPS has approved the workshop; Irene will be contacted about the timing and costs.
Larry mentioned that more VC workshops may be in the works for later in the summer
- James Rose needs to contact Mark Rule and Rick Larson
- Larry needs to make a glass map rewrite the press release and send it to Carmen
- Andrea forward glass PR to Larry; and get the PR out for BIF
- Kelly get BIF forms out.
Next Meetings: April 12 at Dick Gibson's 301 Crystal; May 10; June 14; July 12; Aug. 9; Sept. 13.
Feb. 8, 2005 • Rose’s Home
Call to Order:
Attendees Mitzi Rossillion, James and Kelly Rose, Janice Hogan, Irene and
Don Scheidecker, Carol Westine, Andrea Stierle, Bob Benson, Toni Seccomb,
Dick Gibson, Larry Smith
January Minutes read and approved with minor spelling changes
Reports and Announcements
Treasurer's Report - Since January 1 we took in $170 in donations and $70
dues, we paid out some for PO box, current checking balance is $2821.24.
Council of Commissioners and Butte Silver Bow Govt. Mtgs. – We need to get in
contact with Rick Larson and meet again for the land sales committee, James
will contact Rick. One issue is that property sells to adjacent land owners
for 0.15 per square foot, which seems like a pittance. We’d also like an
update on list of properties considered for sale, and the fact that the
County put out a call for bids to do title work on all identified
properties. We wonder if there are plans to bring a large number of
properties to sale at one time. Paul Babb has been looking for new members
for a number of city/county boards, a list was published in the first week
of February in the Standard.
Hospital tear downs and Historic Preservation commission – In view of two
recent demolitions of Hospital homes, we need to have to look back at the
agreements on allowing the tear downs. Carol Westine will look at the signed
agreements from a few years ago and see if what the Hospital agreed to do
was followed. We would like to have an opportunity to salvage if possible.
Larry will contact Dave Fawcett and see if we could be involved in anything
on future demolitions.
Main St. Uptown Butte -- Annual meeting Feb 22; Gretchen Leipheimer is listed
on the ballot as an alternate BOD member. They are moving to the Phoenix
building along with Habitat for Humanity and other non-profits.
Other--Butte Priority Soils–Smelter dust in older homes and its abatement is
an issue of concern to our organization. Another public meeting will be held
March 15 somewhere Uptown. Larry encouraged people to comment on the
proposed plan by the deadline, March 20. Comments can be sent to
Tours and Events: Stained and Leaded Glass, Building Renovation and
Restoration– Stained and leaded glass committee decided the tour will be the
evening of April 1; we need several volunteers to scour the neighborhoods
and place notices in peoples’ doors; Mitzi will try to organize a workshop
evaluation/repair of glass on April 2with the owner of Glass Craft in
Helena, a location to be determined; George Everett said Main St. will help
in any way--including providing tour busses from Tucker Transportation. We
would need a tour guide on each bus and quite a bit of preparation on what
to say; Andrea suggested that we wait until we have our tour guide done.
Because we did not have the volunteers to coordinate the tours, we decided
we will wait until later on the bus idea.
Building Renovation and Restoration--Mitzi and Janice has talked about plans
for a tour of fixed up and fixable buildings with commercial sponsors that
would explain their products. The committee will work towards a date this
May for the tour. Possibilities of piggybacking with Mayfair (Mother’s day)
or possibly National Historic Preservation week, was discussed. The
committee of Mitzi, Bob, Dori, and Janice will meet and decide.
Salvage - Larry, James and Kelly got a start on rack building, which will
continue Feb 10, 5:30 Thursday at the Grand. Any more hospital demolitions?
We should talk to Dave Fawcett Larry will call him to see if any salvage
opportunities. Salvage of the moved Stockton home? It will go for back
taxes this next year, so it’s not ready for salvage.
Ordinance and Oversight (O&O)- Offers to help writing new Historic
Preservation Ordinance? Rolene met with Paul Babb on 2/7/05 and he had
mentioned separately that rewriting the HPO will be a priority; we need to
ask Mark Reavis what is up with the HPO. Maybe we should invite Mark and
Paul to a meeting concerning the HPO and land sales committee.
Building Improvement Fund – We need to contact Chris Witticar to see if the
NPS might sponsor 3 BIF grants; Andrea will contact Chris. The committee
will meet 7 PM Feb. 24 at the Rose home to finalize the call for proposals.
Buddy Walker initiated the Butte Realtors donation last year. Larry talk to
Marissa at McLeod, Bob will contact Elena LaRock about the possibility of
continuing the support from the Realtors.
O'Rourke Building –Mitzi it would be worth finding out any offers were made
to Mark Rule. If not, we should market it. James will contact Mark Rule to
see what is happening. Need to talk to Dori about specifically what the URA
can put together o the O’Rourke. Larry will reply to the Livingston
Realtors, abut their inquiry.
Newsletter–Irene needs articles: Larry, brick workshop, Irene will be sent
the announcement on the Virginia City workshops, Mitzi landlord and attaboy
for major donors. Andrea Stained Glass tour. Irene, award from SHPO. Steve
Luft will be asked for information on the HP degree at Montana Tech.
Mitzi testified Monday Feb 7 for the Arts council
Next Meetings: March 8, Andrea and Don Stierle's, 1118 Waukesha. April 12 at Dick Gibson’s 301 N. Crystal.
Jan. 11, 2005 • Scheidecker Home
November Minutes approved with minor changes
Reports and Announcements:
Treas. report--Mitzi handed out a 2004 report
Council of Commissioners meetings-- 516 W. Granite--only one developers
packet was received; land sales committee decided to reject it, but the
Prelease center negated it before that; the committee will recommend
re-releasing the developers’ packet in 2 months. Mitzi sent a letter
evaluating the stipulations stated in the packet to Dori. The public hearing
on Jan 12 was cancelled, but there still is an agenda item for that meeting
concerning 516 W. Granite. We have got to find somebody to bid on the
Main St. Butte--Carol said that Gretchen Leipheimer had been doing a lot for
Design Committee and that she is resigning from board.
Larry received notice of a couple of invitations: Butte Service Club Social,
and the State Historic Preservation awards, at which Butte CPR will get a
special award on Jan 20, 2005 in Helena.
Tours and Events—Mitzi came up with an idea of an indoor tour of buildings,
emphasizing repair and materials, based on talking with Dori, Larry, and
Janice Hogan. The plan is to have a tour of 5-6 buildings in various states
of repair, charge $4 for the inside tour, and getting sponsors to inform
people about products, such as Corebond, BSW who does storm windows for
buildings, Montana Tech’s HPC. Buildings to consider are: Mark and Dori’s
315 So. Washington home, Toni Seccomb’s Quartz St. building, Mitzi and Jim’s
West Granite house, Carol Westine’s 817 W. Mercury home, Butch and
Gretchen’s 400 block of Broadway rental, Cindi Shaw’s Mother Bottego
building. Committee: Dori, Mitzi, and Janice. Ideas for sponsors: SJ Perry
for furnaces, Radient Enginneering (Bozeman), an Electrician (e.g. Trademark
electric -- Irene worked with him) , Sherwin Williams. Possibly add Glass
Craft and Excelsior Manor (for stained/leaded glass repair).
Stained Glass tour—We should advertize that we may be getting a grant and
put an add in the paper, write to all people we contacted previously, have a
tour of both leaded and stained glass. Mitzi talked to Glass Craft (a Helena
business that did stabilization at Excelsior Manor at Copper and Excel)
about doing workshop. We will need personal contact with chruches. Date
decided to be Saturday April 2 –committee of Larry, Andrea, and Mitzi,
Andrea has wording for a news release, we’ll ask if Annie Tierney will put
together a spreadsheet for us. We’ll ask George Everett if Main Street will
involved, possilby handling restraunts with a plan for desserrts: Acoma,
Uptown, Braodway Cafe Spaghetinni’s.
Salvage—Workday Jan 22 ,1PM to build racks, unless too cold. Toni got some
maple flooring will give to Carol.
O&O -- Keep in touch with Rick Larson on Land Sales Committee Cindi will
talk to Rick.
BIF Committee: Andrea, Kelly , Bob , and Larry. We should contact Chris
Whitticar about possilby sponsoring some building improvement funding,
contact her whether NPS could sponsor fund, Larry will email her.
O’Rourke--James fixed leaky windows and plastic and took down the fence
Carol. talked to Warner Huss, but he never contacted us over the holidays,
Coffee Shop—Supposedly it sold, but has not closed yet, the building across
did not sell with it, we should salvage from that building before it is
destroyed. Mark Rule showed the Beverlys Church to Livingston Realty group.
The Livingston realtor asked CPR’s help in finding other buildings to buy,
Mitzi suggested the Metals Bank building.
501(c)3 – Articles of Incorporation were signed and will be filed by Irene. We
will now have 2 years to file for our 501c3 exemption
Board of Directors (elected unanimously): Larry Smith, Carol Westine, Mitzi
Rossillon, Irene Schiedecker, James Rose, Andrea Stierle.
Irene volunteered to edit and layout the newsletter. Articles to be
submitted by mid February are: Mitzi: Stained Glass Grant; Bif Com
announcement; Historic Preservation Program; Website. Email old newletters
to Dick for Website.
More ideas for articles:
O-Rourke - Larry;
516 W. Granite - taken directly from webpage;
brick and landlord workshops - Larry and Mitzi;
BSB reversal on preference for demolitions - Larry or James;
stained glass tour grant - Andrea or Mitzi;
historic preservation award nomination - Rolene/Pete (?);
2004 treasurer's report - Mitzi;
website up and running - Dick;
Tech's historic preservation program - Kelly and/or Irene;
dues - Cindi;
incorporation - Irene
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