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Approved Nov 14, 2006 - Navarre Area Architectural Review Board Minutes

November 14, 2006

The meeting was called to order at 3:01 p.m. with the following members and staff present:
· Mr. Greg Fountain, Chairman
· Mr. Gaius Bruce, Co-Chairman
· Ms. Julie Seanor, Committee Member
· Ms. Joanne Connor, Committee Member
· Ms. Shirley Brown, Committee Member Ms. Sarah Hernandez, Committee Advisor
· Mr. Kenneth Walters, Committee Member
· Ms. Beckie Faulkenberry, Director and Staff to the Committee
· Ms. Laurie Schulze, Recorder and Staff to the Committee

The following member was absent:
· Ms. Sharon A. Bryant, Committee Member

Mr. Greg Fountain paraphrased the minutes from the October 10, 2006 meeting.

The board then moved on to consider individual cases on the agenda.

The first case was the temporary portable building for Jon R. Bicker, 2006-NAARB-015, which was tabled from the last meeting. Mr. Bicker presented this project. The portable building is to be located in the Old Cowboy’s parking lot, and to be used as a kite shop. Mr. Bicker presented a new building style similar to a Katrina-type house with larger windows and shutters. Mr. Bicker went on to explain that the 12x24 building is moveable in the case of hurricanes. The location of the temporary building is driven by the power pole availability on the lot, and will be located behind the planter. Mr. Bicker also explained the need for a flood zone variance that can be obtained through the Building Department. The board discussed the time period allowed for a temporary building, and decided that one year could be approved, with the applicant reapplying after that year. The board also discussed the multi-million dollar sites that have been approved by the board, and the impact of this project on adjacent properties. One Navarre homeowner addressed the board and explained that temporary to her was in fact 60 to 90 days, not a year. She is not in favor of allowing this temporary building to be approved. With so many strip malls opening Mr. Bicker should be able to find space. Mr. Kenneth Walters moved to deny the project. Ms. Joanne Connor seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the project was denied.

The second case was the free-standing sign for the Alpine Center represented by New Sign Company, 2006-NAARB-016. Mr. Larry Williams presented this project. There will be no internal lighting on this sign, and the colors are to match the building. The colors stated on the Staff Report were in error; Mr. Williams will work with Planning and Zoning staff for approved colors. Ms. Julie Seanor moved to approve the project. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the project was approved.

The third case was the free-standing sign for Accent Interiors represented by Himes Sign Corporation, 2006-NAARB-017. Mr. John Himes presented the project. The letters and white portion of the window are illuminated; the rainbow at the top of the sign can easily be removed, and the reader board is not lit. No color samples were provided; Mr. Himes will work with Planning and Zoning staff for approved colors. The board discussed the pole skirting; it will be stucco and an off-white color. The board also discussed the need for landscaping around the base of the sign. Ms. Joanne Connor moved to approve the project, with the changes. Ms. Julie Seanor seconded. The vote was unanimous, and the project was approved, with changes.

The fourth case was the building addition for Carousel Kids Daycare, represented by David Turner, 2006-NAARB-018. Mr. David Turner presented this project. The addition will only be seen on the street behind the daycare. The addition will blend back into the existing building. Mr. Kenneth Walters moved to approve the project as presented. Ms. Shirley Brown seconded. The vote was unanimous, and the project was approved as presented.

The fifth case was free standing sign for Century 21 Island View Realty, 2006-NAARB-019. Mr. Phil Babiak presented this project. Mr. Babiak provided color samples to the board. Lighting is backlit for lettering, with accent lights. The size of the sign is smaller than the example provided; the sign will be the area from the arch up. The rusticated base would be smaller, 2 feet to 3 feet. The roof is standing seam metal to match the existing building. The board discussed the architectural style of the sign and the colors. Ms. Julie Seanor moved to approve the project with the changes. Mr. Kenneth Walters seconded. The vote was unanimous, with Mr. Gaius Bruce recusing himself, and the project was approved with the changes.

The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on November 14, 2006