City of Gardiner
Historic Preservation Commission
6 Church Street Phone: 207 582-6892
Gardiner, Maine 04345 Fax: 207 582-6895
Tuesday, September 21 2010 @ 6:00PM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Present: Geri Robbins-Doyle, Acting Chair Jean Parkin-Clunie Gail Ham Hal Norvell
Absent: Clarence McKay, Chair
Also Present: David Cichowski, Code Enforcement Officer
Dorothy Morang – Recording Secretary
Kara Wilbur, Applicant
Acting Chair Geri Robbins-Doyle called the meeting to order at 6:06 PM
3.) October 20, 2009 Meeting Minutes
Review of minutes tabled as only one member attending the October 2009 meeting is present at this meeting.
4.) Consideration of a Certificate of Appropriateness Application from Kara Wilbur and Michael Benson, Applicants
Proposal: To replace two existing rear doors
Location: 289 Water St, City Tax Map 37, Lot 117, Central Business/Historic Zoning District
Land Use Ordinance Reference: Section 9, Article F
Kara introduced herself and said that they would like to replace two exterior rear doors – one on the basement level and one on the first floor. The existing doors are leaking heat and they would like to replace them with insulated doors. Also, the door openings have been made smaller and filled with plywood. They would like to remove the plywood and install a door the size to match the brick opening and replace the door trim to match the windows on the rear of the building that were replaced last year.
David explained that the openings are bigger than the current doors and the smaller doors with plywood fillers were put in some time ago.
Kara said that the last time she met with the Commission to replace the rear windows; she mentioned the doors and Commission members suggested a 4 panel door. So that is the design that they have chosen for the first floor. The basement door is flat so they were considering a flat door for this one as it is quite wide. Geri asked what size the door openings are. Kara said she believes the basement door opening is at least 42” wide and the first floor door opening is 36”. Kara included in her application a picture of the style doors she would like to install and said they would be either metal or fiberglass insulated doors.
Jean asked if there is a stone header over the door. Kara said yes, under the rain cover.
Geri asked if there was a cost difference between the plain door and panel door and if there was any difference with respect to security. Kara said no on the cost of the doors and David said no difference as far as security goes. Geri said that it appears that they are trying to install doors that fit the openings properly with the least amount of fill and are attempting to make the trim architecturally correct.
Hal asked about the hardware – is it required to be ADA compliant. David said it is not the main entrance. Hal said the ADA compliant mechanisms – latch rather than knob would be easier to open, especially if they were bringing in supplies. Kara thought it was a good idea and thanked Hal for his suggestion.
Hal Norvell made a motion that we approve the style selected for the first floor (basement) and second floor (main floor) doors on the rear of the building at 289 Water Street. Gail seconded the motion. Geri amended the motion to add that the first floor door is 42” and the second floor is 36”. Gail added that the trim will be like that of the windows.
Vote: 4 in favor. 0 opposed. Motion passed.
David said he would measure the door openings and if they were any different, Kara would come back to the Commission.
Acting Chair Geri Robbins-Doyle adjourned the meeting.