Council meets preservation architect

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:30 am

The City Council had a lengthy agenda Monday Sept. 17. Council woman Ruth Smith acted as Mayor Pro Tem due to the absence of Mayor Roger Manser.

The resident at 820 N. 8th Street requested an adjustment to their sewer bill because of water leakage into their basement from an outside hose. Ruth Smith sited a 1996 policy explaining adjustments can only be made to water that does not go into the sewer system. Since the water went down a basement drain no adjustments could be made.

Alyse Hunter, president of the Historic Preservation Commission introduced Kirk Blunck, owner of KBA Architecture. Blunck explained the importance of a Historical District designation to the council. Blunck has written several requests for Historic Designation including six for the East Village in Des Moines.

Blunck will be working on the three upper story housing projects in our downtown district. Private building owners may apply for the Historic Designation themselves which cost between $2,500 and $3,500 per building. By joining together and creating a district the cost significantly lowers.

Please read the Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 Chariton Herald-Patriot edition for the rest of the story.

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