Minutes from the November 29, 2001 meeting of the Jefferson Streetscape Task
Held at the Jefferson Community Center, 7:00 pm.
Ben Ahalt, Talbott Arnold, Mike Boyer, Jim Carpenter, Joe Dade, Greg Filar,
Betty Hargett, Shorty Hargett, Gene Keller, John Leslie, Mary McCormack, Dave
Phillips, Rosemary Rosensteel, Brick Remsburg, John Satterfield, Adrienne
Summers, Mike Summers, Ken Wagester, Bobby Whipp.
Jim Carpenter called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Agenda was approved.
Minutes from the October 25th meeting were approved as written.
Treasurer's Report: Still under the $500 budget offered by the
Jefferson Ruritan Club.
Web Committee Report: Minutes are up to date on the Web Site.
Database Administrator Report: No report.
Publicity Committee Report: No report.
SHA Liaison Report: See new/old business.
Owner Follow-up: Action to obtain response from block meeting no shows: Divided
up those we still did not have a solid answer from even after the letters with
booklets were sent. Face to face contact will be tried now.
Concept Planning: Dave reported that the most important item right now is
getting the county involved. We need to get the Commissioners on board now with
a resolution. Discussion ensued on how to best go about getting the resolution.
Jim has already sent a letter to Mr. Chen (sp?) and will follow-up with him. We
need to work on this while we are getting the last of the owners approval of the
Money is tight - they are spending the 2004 funds now on construction. There
is a hiring freeze on and a crunch on State funds. If the project were not to
get approval immediately, it would not be thrown away - just considered at a
later date. Next step for us is design funding.
Dave went over the checklist for funding. We are on section 3 now. Some items
are entirely out of our control, some are ok and some need assistance from the
Discussed amenities - grass, shrubs, accent paving.
If community wants accents it may be necessary to obtain an additional source of
funding. Looked at various varieties of pavers, concrete, stamped concrete and
compared cost of each. Etched concrete will be done by the State at no extra
Looked at a well cap idea for the town well.
Comment by David Phillips that the sidewalks will need to be the same for
everyone - no patchwork. This is in direct conflict with what we understood at
the beginning of this project.
New Entrance to the Ruritan Center: Meeting to be held in December to present
the new design ideas.
New Business: Joe Dade has agreed to be in charge of meeting setup.
Rosemary Rosensteel will be our County Liaison. Tony Poffenberger will be
approached to be the official liaison with the Post Office. Did not record any
discussion on whether or not membership on the task force needed to be verified
at this time.
Next meeting: Thursday, December 20th - subsequently canceled due to
the holidays. January meeting - Thursday, January 24, 2002
Adjourned 8:52 p.m.