Present: Romayne Naylor, President, Jim Dunne, Secretary, Dave Eggler,
Treasurer, Gay Dunne, Joanne Tosti-Vasey; Jeanne Newlin, Colina Seeley,
Joseph Griffin, Julia Kasdorf, Philip Ruth, Patrick North, Sally Houser,
Dave Kurtz, True Fisher. A quorum was in attendance as defined by the BHCA
were approved (Gay, Joseph).
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- The printed report is not representative of final Victorian
Arts & Crafts show figures because of expenses not yet paid. Treasurer’s
report approved (Joanne, Gay).
Summer Sounds: No report.
Afternoons at the Library: Next Concert - Carolyn Gardner, flute - Feb.
Gallery at the Gamble Mill: Closed till further notice. Mill in process
of transfer of ownership. Awaiting liquor license before reopening,
hopefully in early Feb. Gallery will continue.
(Sally): Successful. House tour had less houses to view, which is more
manageable for people on tour. She suggested 4 houses, one historic site
and one church as an ideal number, all in walking distance, if possible.
The Dickens dinner was well attended, but mostly by out of town people and
only 12 from Bellefonte. The Arts & Crafts show was successful. Two venues
rather than three was well received from the vendors. There were two
Conestoga busses from Lancaster which helped with foot traffic.
Poetry (Julia): The next gathering will be
for an open mike.
will be a repeat of the Bellefonte Moth. The committee would like
suggestions for a theme; Bellefonte connected “Close Calls” is one.
Old House Fair (October
23 & 24, 2015) (Joseph): Erin will be at the next committee
meeting. Preservation PA will possibly have a pre-conference meeting on
evening. The committee needs to establish a budget. Jan. 15 (extended to
Feb.1) is the deadline to submit 10 choices from a list of 50 topics (list
attached) for next October.
Historic Preservation Committee: (Jeanne). Sue Hannegan’s 1995
Bellefonte Historical Resource Survey of 52 historically important houses in
Bellefonte have been scanned. How to make the material available was
discussed. Dave can put them on the
website. The Borough might be able to put them in the HARB portion of the
Borough website. Rob Gannon provided many of the photographs. Perhaps the
original photographs could be located or new photographs taken. Many of the
prominent houses like the Reynolds Mansion are not included.
Silk Mill Section 106 review (Philip): The Silk Mill cannot be saved
without rebuilding the wall along the stream, some of which is the
foundation of the Mill. With the fill needed there would be little head
room inside the Mill; there would be easy access to the roof, a hazard for
adolescents and teens. The mitigation covered only the Silk Mill.
Mitigation recommendations cover the silk industry with 3-4 wayside
interpretive panels, possibly along the walkway. One or two panels could
discuss the other buildings. The panels need to be vandal and fade proof.
Buddy Halderman would like to see similar panels throughout the Historic
New Business: Dave is preparing the PCA grant application. He needs
board members professional affiliations.
Next BHCA Meeting: 7 PM,
27, at the Bellefonte Art Museum.