NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

Minutes of the meeting held on April 8, 2008

 

The Newtown Township Historical Architectural Review Board met on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at 2 P.M. in the Meeting Room of the Newtown Township Administration Building, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA.

Members present were Harriet Beckert, Vincent Lombardi, Melva Vittoriano, Doug Terry , Alfredo Trevino and Building Inspector Frank Orfe . Members excused were Frank Tyrol . Also present were Patty Powers, Codes Department Administrative Assistant; and Greg Rothstein, Luna Chick.

Call to Order

Chairman Beckert called the meeting to order at 2:06 P.M.

Minutes of January 8, 2008

Ms. Vittoriano made a motion to approve the minutes of January 8, 2008 . The motion was seconded by Chairman Beckert and passed unanimously with three members abstaining (2-0-3).

Minutes of February 12, 2008

Mr. Trevino made a motion to approve the minutes of February 12, 2008. The motion was seconded by Chairman Beckert and passed unanimously with three members abstaining (2-0-3).

New Business

Certificates of Appropriateness

Luna Chick 10 Swamp Road

The Board discussed the Certificate of Appropriateness application completed by Luna Chick for two (2) freestanding signs.

Chairman Beckert reported on concerns with regards to the background color of the signs being pink and that pink is not a historical color. She suggested having a black boarder on the 34” X 48” sign.

Mr. Rothstein reported that the proposed signs would be replacing two (2) existing signs for Newtown Floral. He advised on the two shades of pink being proposed.

Mr. Trevino reported that he favors the Rachel Pink (Sherman Williams – SW0026).

Chairman Beckert reported that she also favors the Rachel Pink (Sherman Williams – SW0026).

Mr. Lombardi arrived.

The Board agreed to recommend approval for two (2) freestanding signs.

Sign one would be 2’ X 10’. Sign two would be a 34” X 48” Oval. The background color for the signs would be Sherman Williams Rachel Pink (SW0026) with gold leaf lettering.

Mr. Trevino made a motion to recommend approval for two (2) freestanding signs. Sign one would be 2’ X 10’. Sign two would be a 34” X 48” Oval. The background color for the signs would be Sherman Williams Rachel Pink (SW0026) with gold leaf lettering. The motion was seconded by Mr. Terry and passed unanimously (6-0).

Chairman Beckert advised the applicant that this Board only makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and that they give the final approval. She advised the applicant that the matter would be discussed at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 23 , 2008. The meeting starts at 7:30 P.M. and a representative should be present.

The Board thanked Mr. Rothstein for his time.

The Board signed the Luna Chick’s Certificate of Appropriateness.

Discuss current Certificate of Appropriateness Application for possible revisions.

The Board discussed the current Certificate of Appropriateness Application. Several changes were suggested. It was decided that Ms. Powers would make the appropriate changes to the application and forward to the Board. The Board will discuss the revised application at the May meeting.

Old Business

Amended Certificate of Appropriateness
Goodnoe’s Corner – Sycamore Street
InkStop and other buildings (Façade)

The applicant was not present and the application was submitted after the due date for the April meeting. The applicant was called and agreed to come to the May meeting to discuss the COA. The Board agreed to postpone discussions until the May meeting.

Privilege of the Floor

Adjournment

There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was duly adjourned.

The next meeting is schedule for May 13, 2008 at 2 P.M.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Christy Holley-Flaherty, Recording Secretary