Thursday, November 12, 2009

Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Web Presence

On Monday, city preservation consultant Gail Hunton informed the City Council that updated design guidelines for the city's many historic districts are now complete. But the improvement led to discussion of why the Historic Preservation Commission's comprehensive informational web page was removed from the city's web site.

Speakers alluded to a funding issue, but it appeared there was also a communication problem with the administration.

Historic Preservation Commission Chairperson Sandy Gurshman said the commission was "not waiting any longer" for a resolution on the city side, but would put up its own web site and hope that at least there would be a link to it on the city's web site.

The former HPC site was full of information, including maps of historic districts, design guidelines and much more. Given that the city's rich architectural legacy is well-known throughout the historic preservation community nationwide, it is only fitting that this information should be fully shared.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't this administration just leave things alone? They always get things messed up. If it's fixed, they break it. The HPC had a great web site. Leave it to the mayor and her inept reports to mess things up. Glad that Sandy is taking care of this.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably Jennifer Meier the Public Works Director suggested removing any mention of the HPC from the website. One of her first comments upon entering Plainfield was we had too many historic districts and some needed to be disbanded. And you know anything remotely associated with Al McWilliams they tried to dismantle.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all voted the same people back in. Look at the numbers. Plainfield Loves Sharon and Jerry. Either stand up and fight for your rights or shut up.

7:46 AM  

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