EUREKA SPRINGS -- An application presented to the Historic Commission at its June 20 meeting was for a wrought iron fence to be installed atop the retaining wall in the front yard at 8 Armstrong. Since the yard is 3 feet above ground level, the street view would be a wall with an iron fence. Commissioner Marty Cogan said the fence was not appropriate to the structure and an existing white picket-type fence would conflict with the wrought iron.
David Cunningham, the contractor hired to install the fence, pointed out that the neighbor has a wrought iron fence, and Commissioner Doug Breitling added that the guidelines say the fence may be allowed since it is not the only wrought iron fence in the neighborhood.
Commissioner Greg Moon responded that originally there was no fence there, and the commission is supposed to consider the historical features of the property.
Vote on the application was 3-2, Moon and Cogan voting No, and Chair Dee Bright cast the deciding Yes vote to approve the application.
Cogan remarked after the vote that they might as well approve everything.
The commission also approved the following applications:
* 30 Owen -- Revise previously approved application for new construction: Front, add window and replace door with window; Rear, move fireplace from west side to rear and replace door with window; Rear door, moved to east side; All windows 3/1; New paint colors.
* 101 N Main St. -- Extend driveway to prevent further erosion.
The Consent Agenda was approved unanimously.
* 57 N. Main -- New sign.
* 23 Council -- Paint.
Consent Agenda items are Level I applications that the City Preservation Officer Glenna Booth believes to be in accordance with the design guidelines.
Bright presented the following Administrative Approvals, which are for applications for repair or for work involving no changes in materials or color or for applications for changes in roofing color. * 188 N. Main -- remove part of stone fašade
* 2 Vaughn -- replace porch flooring
* 23 Linwood -- repaint house; stain deck
* 22 Spring -- repair damaged awning.
HDC's next meeting will be Tuesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. The commission will conduct a workshop on Tuesday, July 24, at 4:30.