Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes, May 7, 2014

Preservation Station, Bonnie Anderson presiding, 6:30 PM

Board Member Attendance:

Term ending August 2014


Term ending August 2015


Anderson, Bonnie


Bloom, Greg


Boyd, Joe


Carson, Ann


Fink, Zoey


Grassel, Kathy


Gonzalez, Moisés


McGivern, Elaine


Grant, Steve


Neutra, Greg & Joni


Spittler, Lee


Thornton, Karla




Trefethen, Salley



This was a special meeting to receive input from neighbors about the proposed BBQ restaurant at the old fire station.  After a brief introduction to the assembled neighbors (about 30) about the regular meeting schedule of the HHHDA and the issue on the agenda, Bo Barnwell (the restaurant owner) gave a summary of his proposal.  Then, in two-minute segments, neighbors shared their concerns about the proposed BBQ restaurant at the old fire station site:

  • Sets a precedent for allowing a business into a residential neighborhood (traffic, noise, lighting at night, etc.)
  • Creates 24/7 BBQ aroma
  • Causes a distraction for church-related activities like weddings and funerals (Greek church across the street)

There was also time for a Q&A with Mr. Barnwell.  The next step, should Mr. Barnwell decide to continue with his proposed restaurant, would be a hearing for a zoning change since the lot is currently zoned “”fire station only.”  Neighbors were encouraged to leave their email addresses with HHHDA so we can notify them about any events related to this controversial issue.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30. Next meeting is Wed., June 4, 2014.



Salley Trefethen