CITY OF MUSKEGON
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
November 3, 2009
Chairperson J. Hilt called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. and roll was taken.
MEMBERS PRESENT: J. Hilt, D. Mayville, K. Panozzo, S. Kroes
MEMBERS ABSENT: L. Spataro, L. Wood
STAFF PRESENT: M. Franzak, H. Mitchell
L. Easley, 1127 & 1129 6th St; D. LaBrenz, Inspections, W. Griffin,
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion to approve the regular meeting minutes of October 6, 2009 was made by S. Kroes,
supported by D. Mayville and unanimously approved.
NEW BUSINESS/PUBLIC HEARINGS
Case 2009-19 – 1127 / 1129 Sixth Street. Applicant: Ora Easley. District: Houston. Class: A.
Current Function: Residential – Duplex. M. Franzak presented the staff report. The applicant is
seeking approval to demolish the two back porches and rebuild exactly as is, per current city codes.
Staff recommends approval of the request.
L. Easley described the project. D. LaBrenz stated that building codes do not allow for open space
between the railing and the steps. Due to this, the steps will not look exactly the way they currently
are. There was discussion as to the size of the current porches not meeting current zoning
guidelines so the applicant will need to replace them in sections so they do not lose the grandfather
A motion that the HDC approve the request to demolish the two back porches and rebuild to like
conditions as long as it meets all zoning and building code requirements and the necessary permits
are obtained, was made by S. Kroes, supported by K. Panozzo and was unanimously approved.
Case 2009-20 – 1201 Ransom Street. Applicant: City of Muskegon / CNS Department. District:
McLaughlin. Class: A. Current Function: Residential. M. Franzak presented the staff report. The
Community and Neighborhood Services Department will be rehabbing 1201 Ransom through its
Neighborhood Stabilization Program. They would like approval to replace several windows from
wood to vinyl. This would also include modifying the size of several windows. They would also
like to replace the aluminum siding with vinyl. Staff recommends approval of the siding and will
withhold recommendation on windows until more information is provided.
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J. Hilt asked if this was going to have apartments. W. Griffin stated that it would not. It would be a
single family home. There was discussion on the windows. W. Griffin explained which windows
would be changed in order to make the home more symmetrical with the home. D. Mayville agreed
that the windows would look symmetrical with the home when done.
A motion that the HDC approve the request to replace the windows from wood to vinyl, modify the
window sizes as described and replace the aluminum siding with vinyl as long as they meet all
zoning requirements and the necessary permits are obtained, was made by D. Mayville, supported
by K. Panozzo and was unanimously approved.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:17 p.m.
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