(Meeting was cancelled on Monday, Jan. 13)
A resident in the Old Orange Historic District wants to paint artwork on her home fence and is asking the city’s Historic Preservation Commission to approve her plan.
It will be the second time for Christine Vermeulen Hanchey to have the commission make a decision on her fence. But this time, she is asking permission, as required by city ordinance, before making the change.
Hanchey’s house is at 711 Eighth Street at the corner with Orange Avenue.
The rules of the historic district require city approval for changes to the front exterior. Three years ago, she staggered the board size of a wooden fence and did not make a request for the change. The city was going to have her take down the fence until the preservation commission approved it after it was up.
The historic preservation commission will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Facilities Building on 303 Eighth Street.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-