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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2013, 05:49:46 PM »
Preston Haskell just showed up, apparently he is going to speak.
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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2013, 05:51:53 PM »
Preston is up.  Stately, elegant, genteel.

He has inspected the building with the chief engineer of the Haskel Corporation, he is detailing exactly how he would restore and support the building 'If I had the opportunity to rescue the building".

You can tell that every single member of the Committee is paying attention.
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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2013, 05:53:19 PM »
Jennifer Hewitt Apperson is up for DVI.  She is speaking about the job creation benefits of Historic Preservation.  She has a copy of a study conducted in 2011 that proves that point.
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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2013, 05:53:32 PM »
Preston is up.  Stately, elegant, genteel.

He has inspected the building with the chief engineer of the Haskel Corporation, he is detailing exactly how he would restore and support the building 'If I had the opportunity to rescue the building".

You can tell that every single member of the Committee is paying attention.
He forgot to say his address?

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2013, 05:55:58 PM »
She also is correcting the misapprehension that the building does not meet the criteria for historic designation.

She is also pointing out that the City already posesses the power by ordinance to designate historic status without the participation of the landowner.

She finishes powerfully, intelligently and succinctly.
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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2013, 05:59:52 PM »
Jessie Ray Norton

"mustve been a hell of building at one time, from all the fuss thats made about it."

"What this city needs is jobs.  Demolishing the building would create jobs."

I think that if we pass the resolution to destroy this building, think about the jobs that its going to create"


Wow. Just wow. I'd be too embarrassed to answer this truthfully.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2013, 06:07:24 PM »
The public hearing is over, and we are all going to reconvene on the fifth of february.

Lots of chatter in the antechamber, Preston took Karl and Val down a hallway to renew the offer.

He came back and told a crowd of Kay, Val, Joanne and Jennifer that he felt Karl was willing to explore his offer in good faith.
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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2013, 06:11:57 PM »
Jessie Ray Norton

"mustve been a hell of building at one time, from all the fuss thats made about it."

"What this city needs is jobs.  Demolishing the building would create jobs."

I think that if we pass the resolution to destroy this building, think about the jobs that its going to create"


Wow. Just wow. I'd be too embarrassed to answer this truthfully.

Are you suggesting that demolishing buildings isn't a good long term jobs program?!

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2013, 06:23:29 PM »
This must be in some kind of Tea Party manual for public comments (fill in the blanks):

Jessie Ray Norton

"What this city needs is jobs.  ________________ would create jobs."

I think that if we pass the resolution to _________________, think about the jobs that its going to create"

Surely they can be a little more creative?

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2013, 06:30:00 PM »
FWIW:  Lori Boyer actually told Stephen to behave himself. 

Luckily for Stephen, the lawyer and friends unwittingly supported his assertion that the city was being "held hostage".

Stephen's words were strong -- he pointed to a history of neglect of our historic structures by owners and by the city.  Schellenburg took offense at the "held hostage" comment, but what else is it? 

Of course, Stephen just smiled.
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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2013, 06:31:20 PM »
Do we need a "reprieve from the Governor"?    Sell the damn building!  Give others the chance to make it a viable place again 

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2013, 06:34:52 PM »
Did sh also give him a slap on the wrist???  Shame Stephen, shame!  Only the coucil is allowed to show their ass!  LOL
Stephen, speak up/speak out!  In the words of others...This Place Matters. 










that was meant as a hats off to you, She Clown!

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2013, 06:38:33 PM »
much love Big Cheese!

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2013, 06:42:08 PM »
Favorite line from the evening (one of the Bostwick supporters) "What's  all the fuss?"

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2013, 06:47:07 PM »
The owners keep saying that saving the building is not economically feasible.

I would argue that it depends entirely on your personal economics.  Read: Haskell.

What's not economically feasible about getting $150k in cash to disappear?