CITY OF MUSKEGON
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
March 3, 2015
Chairperson J. Hilt called the meeting to order at 4:0__ p.m. and roll was taken.
MEMBERS PRESENT: J. Hilt, S. Kroes, D. Mayville, K. Panozzo, S. Radtke; L. Wood,
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
STAFF PRESENT: M. Franzak, D. Renkenberger
OTHERS PRESENT: A. Steinman, Lakeshore Museum Center Assistant Director;
N. Raap, Pro Services, 1141 S. Wolf Lake Rd.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion to approve the special meeting minutes of February 17, 2015 was made by K. Panozzo,
supported by D. Mayville and unanimously approved.
Case 2015-06 – 1641 Jefferson Street. Applicant: Ray Panozzo. District: Jefferson. Current
Function: Residential. The applicants are proposing to add a 4-foot high cedar dog-eared fence
in the back yard. The fence will go from the garage, 8 feet out and over to tie in with the existing
wooden fence. This case was presented at the special meeting of February 17, 2015, but was
unable to be voted on due to lack of a quorum. Although four board members were present, one
of them was a property owner of 1641 Jefferson and therefore could not vote.
A motion that the HDC approve the request to install the fence as proposed as long as all zoning
requirements are met and the necessary permits are obtained was made by L. Wood, supported
by S. Radtke and unanimously approved.
Case 2015-07 – 430 W Clay Avenue. Applicant: Lakeshore Museum Center. District: National
Register. Current Function: Institutional. The applicant is seeking approval to install a 28”(h) x
48”(l) x 14”(d) welded aluminum awning above the 4th Street door entrance. A picture of the
awning style was presented.
Board members discussed the design of the awning. L. Spataro inquired what the plans were for
the existing sign. A. Steinman requested permission to relocate the sign to the right of the
entrance once the awning was installed.
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A motion that the HDC approve the request to install the awning as proposed as long as all
zoning requirements are met and the necessary permits are obtained, as well as approve the
request to relocate the existing sign to the right of the entrance was made by L. Spataro,
supported by S. Kroes and unanimously approved.
550 W Western Avenue. Applicant: Pro Services. District: National Register. Current
Function: Residential. The applicant is proposing to replace clay tiles at the Amazon Apartment
complex with standing seam metal or asphalt shingles.
The board discussed available material options. D. Mayville stated that a composite, imitation
slate tile roof would maintain the building’s original appearance. L. Spataro stated that snow
jambs or a dual-aluminum bar with snow guard would be necessary to control snow slide off if
an aluminum product was approved. K. Panozzo stated that restrictions by the national registry
might already exist pertaining to roof replacement and acceptable material. M. Franzak stated
that he would check to see if any directives had been previously established.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
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