For the first 2014 meeting of the Historic Landmark
Commission, there were only two agenda items, prompting Town of Wrightsville
Beach planning staff to ask commission members if there is anything they want
to look into further.
The members asked about the status of an intern who was
looking into town historical designations and the age of historical town
designations compared to state designations, during the Monday, March 10
Vice Chairwoman Robin Spinks asked if commission members
need to be more proactive about Wrightsville
Beach homes that need to
“The board [of aldermen], the last time it was discussed,
had reservations about the program accepting many houses at one time, what
would happen,” said Susan Collins,
new commission member and former Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman. “They
were really reserved about that.”
Collins also asked if the 50 year age requirement models
state regulations to see if the commission could make the town designation age higher.
Planning and parks director Tony Wilson said he would look
into how the local and state regulations compare, but also added the structure
must have historical significance along with the age requirement.
“We get to vote, so it’s not automatic,” Spinks said.
will also check the status of the intern looking into town historical
designations, so the commission can see an all-inclusive list.
Earlier in the meeting, the commission unanimously approved
Catherine O’Quinn to continue serving as chairwoman and Robin Spinks as vice
After a request by Collins, the commission unanimously made
a motion to change future meeting times from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., citing having
to leave work early as the reasoning behind the request.
said he would check to see if the item needs to head before the board of
aldermen for approval.
The commission also unanimously approved a request by Kevin
Smith, general manager of the Carolina Yacht Club, to paint the structure at 401 S. Lumina Ave.
The commission previously approved plans to re-shingle the club in September
“We’ve been working hard on the roof,” Smith said. “The
color that we’re proposing is a little darker than the color it is now.”