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MINUTES
WEST VIRGINIA
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY COMMISSION
SPECIAL MEETING - CONFERENCE CALL
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020
CULTURE CENTER, CHARLESTON, WV


A special meeting via electronic connection, with the host site being the Historic Preservation Conference Room at the Culture Center in Charleston, was called to order by Chairman Nathan Randolph at 10:01 a.m. In addition to Chairman Randolph, other voting members in attendance were Tommy Bailey, Dr. Melissa Bingmann, Laura Carroll, Dr. Robert Conte, Nat DeBruin, Darlene Hassler, Dr. Charles Ledbetter, and Dr. David Trowbridge. Non-voting members participating were Joe Geiger, director, Archives and History Section, serving as secretary for the commission; and Susan Pierce, director, Historic Preservation Section. Voting members unable to participate were Tracy Burch, Audy Perry, Darla Spencer, and ex officio member Fredrick Armstrong. Ex officio non-voting members unable to participate were Charles Morris, director, Museums Section; Randall Reid-Smith, commissioner of Culture and History; and J. Logan Smith, president, Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.

Chairman Randolph opened by asking Ms. Pierce to explain the reason for the meeting. Ms. Pierce noted that the purpose was to vote on the panelís recommendations for Historic Revitalization Grants awards (copy attached to official minutes), a special grant program funded by the National Park Service.

Following Ms. Pierceís presentation, Mr. DeBruin made a motion to approve the recommendations for the Historic Revitalization Grants, with the exception of the Mate Street and Old Fort Gay projects, with the provision authorizing staff to move funds from cancelled projects or projects unable to use all available funding to projects which did not receive full funding and can expend additional funds prior to the end of the grant period, or to the most deserving projects which were not funded at the discretion of SHPO staff, with any remaining funds to carry over to the next fiscal year. Ms. Carroll provided the second. Motion carried.

Chairman Randolph then recused himself and Vice Chairman Bailey assumed the Chair. Bailey then made a motion to approve the panel recommendations for the Mate Street and Old Fort Gay projects, with the provision authorizing staff to move funds from cancelled projects or projects unable to use all available funding to projects which did not receive full funding and can expend additional funds prior to the end of the grant period, or to the most deserving projects which were not funded at the discretion of SHPO staff, with any remaining funds to carry over to the next fiscal year. Ms. Carroll provided the second. Motion carried.

Chairman Randolph then re-assumed the Chair. Mr. Geiger informed commission members that no events were being held at Jacksonís Mill in May and that the Spring meeting of the commission would have to be rescheduled.

Dr. Conte made a motion to adjourn and Chairman Randolph declared the meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph N. Geiger, Jr.
Secretary


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