Grand Cane Preservation Commission
The Grand Cane Preservation Commission was created by the Village of Grand Cane under the Preservation Ordinance which created and protects the buildings in the Village of Grand Cane Historic District. The function of the Preservation Commission is to:
- Preserve, enhance and perpetuate those aspects of the Village and its setting that has historical, cultural, architectural and/or archeological merit.
- Insure the harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of the Village of Grand Cane Historic District.
- Notice: Property owners or Business Owners new or proposed, if your building /property is located withing the the Grand Cane Historic District, the GCPC regulates certain aspects of building construction, repair, landscaping, lighting, signage, etc. through the Preservation Ordinance. Please check with the Village Town Hall and or contact the GCPC.
The Preservation Commission carries out the responsibilities and duties to inspect the buildings in the Historic District and report to the elected Village officials; to grant “certificates of appropriateness” for changes and/or repairs to the buildings in the Historic District; to plan public activities to involve and educate citizens in preservation efforts, and to promote the enjoyment of the Historic District.
- In September, 2011, the Preservation Commissioners completed their “walk around” site inspection of the exterior of all of the buildings in the Historic District and found that with the exception of three buildings currently owned by absentee owners, all of the buildings have been kept in good repair.
- In June, 2011 the Preservation Commission recognized the Gold Star Property Owners for the excellent care and maintenance of their buildings. The following owners were presented with window decals:
John and Suzanne Brossette, Dwayne and Janice Lingle, Billy & Ottie Franklin, Eddie and Jean Foster and the Village of Grand Cane.
- Several times during the summer months, the Preservation Commission has Hosted “Sweet Tea, Sweet Tymes” events to encourage visitors to the Historic District. Sweet tea and cookies were served free of charge. Free magnets and brochures with the history of the buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places were handed out.
The Commissioners are most proud of the fact that seven of the ten buildings in the Historic District are in good repair and being used for businesses, which contribute to the economic success of the Historic District.
Grand Cane Preservation Commissioners are:
- Edith Herring, President
- Linda Brown, Vice President
- Mary Odenwelder
- Joyce Cook
- Sharon Deas, Secretary
- Doug Efferson
- David Perminter
The Preservation Commission meets quarterly on the third Monday of the month in the Grand Cane Village Hall at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise requested, to conduct office business.
Meeting Dates and times:
- Monday, January 16, 2012
- Monday, April 16, 2012
- Friday, June 8, 2012
- Monday, September 17 2012
- Monday, December 17, 2012