Cedar Key Historic Preservation Board Meeting

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By R. L. “Doc” Gardner

The City of Cedar Key Historic Preservation Board convened at City Hall June 6 for its monthly meeting.

Board members Bill Heckler, George Sresovich, Niki Mason and George Oakley were present. The single agenda item was a petition for the board to issue a Certificate of Appropriateness to add a front porch to the residence at 626 Second St.

Patrick Tyson of Pilots Out LLC owns the property that is located within the historic district and the proposed renovation requires a Certificate of Appropriateness in accordance with Section 3.01.05(B) of the Land Development Code that pertains to “Installation or removal of all decks above the first floor level on the front of the structure” and Section 3.01.05(F) “The installation or removal of all fire escapes, exterior stairs or ramps for the handicapped.”

Tyson agreed to follow all of the Florida Building Code Requirements and the Permitting Process for the City of Cedar Key.

The board found that the request met relevant standards for issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness based on such criteria as a list of visual compatibility standards specified in Section 3.01.06 of the Land Development Code.

A Motion to Approve by the board was passed by a vote of 4 to 0.

Board member Niki Mason said, “Second Street looks better and better every day.”

The next step for Tyson will be to seek appropriate permissions and permits from the city of Cedar Key.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cedar Key Historic Preservation Board was moved to June 20 due to a conflict with the July Fourth holiday.