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NORTH ANDOVER HISTORICAL COMMISSION amended minutes november 13 2018 NORTH ANDOVER HISTORICAL COMMISSION DEMOLITION DELAY HEARING HELD ON NOVEMBER 13, 2018, AT North Andover TOWN HALL AT 4PM NAHC MEMBERS PRESENT AT HEARING: ALL MEMBERS PRESENT EXCEPT C.J. GANGI CITIZENS PRESENT: JOHN SMOLAK (ATTY) - JOSH NUTTER - KARA KETTENBACH (NUTTER) - MICHAEL KETTENBACH I. MR. KETTENBACH GAVE BACKGROUND INFORMATION RE HIS OWNERSHIP OF THE 136 SALEM STREET PROPERTY. "WE BOUGHT THE GALVAGNA AND HART PROPERTIES TO KEEP THEM FROM BEING DEVELOPED." A.MR. NUTTER STATED "WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED (136 SALEM STREET) WE DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS COVERED BY THE DEMOLITION DELAY BY-LAW" MR. NUTTER EXPLAINED THAT THE FAMILY'S INTENT WHEN PURCHASING 136 SALEM STREET AND THE ADJOINING ACREAGE WAS TO BUILD A SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE AND AN APPROPRIATE HORSE BARN. B. JAN WILLIAMS (NAHC) SAID THAT THE NAHC HAD RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE DEMOLITION REQUEST IN OCTOBER, 2018. II. THE SALEM STREET STRUCTURES A. MR NUTTER SAID THAT THE EXISTING BARN HAS COMPROMISED BEAMS AND EXTERIOR ROT. B. MR. SMOLAK ADDED THAT THE INTERIOR OF 136 HAS BEEN MODERNIZED, HE SAID THAT THE HOUSE WAS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BEING MOVED. III. KATHLEEN SZYSKA, NAHC CHAIR, SAID "THIS COMMISSION IS CHARGED TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE PROPERTIES. WHY DEMOLISH THIS HOUSE?" A. MR. KETTENBACH REPLIED "TO SAVE THE PROPERTY FROM DEVELOPMENT...THE COMMUNITY SHOULD APPRECIATE OUR EFFORTS TO PRESERVE A WORKING FARM. A WORKING FARM PRESERVES THE HISTORICAL PURPOSE OF THIS LAND." B. JIM WEFERS (NAHC) ASKED ABOUT REACTION FROM NEIGHBORS. C. KARA KETTENBACH REPLIED THAT THE NEIGHBORS WERE DELIGHTED WITH THE PLANS FOR SAVING THE LAND. IV. THE NORTH ANDOVER HISTORICAL COMMISSION VOTE ON DEMOLITION DELAY FOR THE HOUSE AT 136 SALEM STREET, NORTH ANDOVER. A. A MOTION WAS MADE BY KATHLEEN SZYKA .".I MOVE TO PERMIT THE DEMOLITION OF THE HOUSE AT 136 SALEM STREET THE MOTION WAS SECONDED. ALL VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE HEARING VOTED NAY. THE MOTION TO ALLOW THE DEMOLITION OF THE HOUSE AT 136 SALEM STREET DID NOT PASS. THE NAHC VOTED TO DELAY THE DEMOLITION OF 136 SALEM STREET, NORTH ANDOVER, ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE DEMOLITION DELAY BY-LAW WHICH EXISTS IN NORTH ANDOVER.