Casey Benner’s first meeting as chair of the Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission on March 18 saw all three agenda items approved in less than 30 minutes.
The commission held its annual reorganizational meeting just prior to the regular meeting.
Benner was elected chair, replacing Jamie Bauman, and Donna Rausch was elected vice chair, taking the place of Frank Myers.
Former commission member LeeAnn Waldvogel was welcomed back, meanwhile, replacing Bauman, who left the commission after nine years of service.
MURAL FOR FOURTH AND MARKET APPROVED
Joy French returned with a color depiction of the 52-feet-by-11-feet mural she hoped to paint on the western wall of the Quarry Workers Local 829 union hall at Market and Fourth streets.
She had brought the request before the commission in January, but it was tabled until the members could see a color rendition of the proposed mural, which will show scenes from the town and region’s history, including Lewis and Clark, fur traders and local landmarks.
French, a retired high school art teacher, had only a black and white version with her in January.
The motion passed 4-1.
METAL ROOF APPROVED FOR 73 NORTH MAIN
After some discussion, the commission also approved a certificate of appropriateness for Bert Brown to replace a standing-seam metal roof with an exposed-fastener metal roof at 73 N. Main St.
The building is the circa 1850 Pierre Shumert House, now home of Le Techniques Salon.
“We’ve had some trouble with the roof,” Brown said. “It actually got ripped up sometime in late January and the corner lifted.”
RAMP APPROVED FOR NEW COFFEE SHOP
Jason Schott, president of the Senate Bill 40 board, which supports programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities, requested a certificate to install an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant wheelchair ramp for the building at the southeast corner of Third and Market, 10 S. Third St.
The building will be home to Common Grounds Coffee House, which will employ special-needs individuals. It is expected to open in the fall.
The certificate was granted unanimously.
See complete story in the March 27 edition of the Herald.