[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Council Puts New Preservation Rules on Hold | 08-23-2011
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
70°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
June 27
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]


A sharply divided city council failed Tuesday night to reach consensus on how it wants to proceed with a new historic preservation ordinance.

As proposed, the ordinance would force about a dozen Newhall property owners to maintain the historic nature of their homes and businesses.

Lengthy public testimony from property owners who wanted to be able to “opt out” of the preservation rules were followed by conflicting opinions from the council dais.

Mayor Marsha McLean said she wanted to see more incentives for property owners. Councilwoman Laurie Ender said she wanted more incentives and an “opt-in” clause, whereby the ordinance would apply only to people who wanted their properties to be deemed historic.

Councilman Bob Kellar also wanted an “opt-in” clause, saying he “wouldn’t ever consider anything else.”

Councilwoman Laurene Weste said she wanted language that would allow a historic building to be moved to another location in the city, such as Heritage Junction Historic Park, if an owner couldn’t keep it where it was.

Councilman Frank Ferry said he wanted a clear definition of what’s “historic,” adding that “if the community values it, they should pay for it.”

Attempting to summarize the council’s wishes,  City Manager Ken Pulskamp said it seemed if there were an opt-in clause, “that would solve the problem.”

“Nobody here would opt in,” Ferry retorted, referring to the owners of properties recommended for inclusion.

The council voted 5-0 to continue the public hearing to an uncertain date in the future, effectively putting the process on hold until city staffers can work out the kinks.

In the meantime, a 3-year old moratorium on the demolition of 47 Newhall homes and businesses remains in effect. The new ordinance was to replace the moratorium.

Comments from Michael Guglielmino, whose family owns the building formerly occupied by Newhall Hardware, prompted the council to add an item to its next meeting agenda.

Guglielmino said the moratorium has chilled his ability to sell the building, which has stood empty since the hardware store closed in March2008. He said he is asking “a little over $1 million” for the property, but said the moratorium creates uncertainty about the property’s potential and he would have to lower the price to $400,000 if the moratorium remains in effect.

The council will consider exempting his property from the moratorium when it meets again in September.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    SCV NewsBreak
    Loading...
    Related Content
    LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
    Monday, Jun 26, 2017
    Castaic Resident Shoots Intruder, Thwarts Home Invasion
    A Castaic resident foiled an attempted invasion of her home Monday morning when she shot an intruder, according to officials from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
    Monday, Jun 26, 2017
    Updated: Air Quality Unhealthy Through Tuesday
    Air quality is unhealthy today and Tuesday for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, the East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains
    Monday, Jun 26, 2017
    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ on Fourth
    This Fourth of July, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Police Officers and the California Highway Patrol remind drivers to 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'
    Keep Up With Our Facebook

    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]
    The summer 2017 Friday night 'Movies from the Hart' series opens June 30 with a screening of 'Rogue One - A Star Wars Story' starting at dusk.
    June 30: Friday Night ‘Movies from the Hart’ Launch with ‘Star Wars’ Film
    Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a Castaic home invasion ended with the intruder shot by the homeowner. Plus, an update on the Placerita Fire. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Monday, June 26, 2017
    The 'Movies from the Hart' summer 2017 matinee series kicks off with a free screening of Disney's 'The Jungle Book' (live action version) at Hart Hall on Sunday, July 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    July 16: ‘Movies from the Hart’ Matinee Screens ‘Jungle Book’
    The city of Santa Clarita invites residents to celebrate Independence Day by visiting the “Stars and Stripes Imagined” art exhibit, on display at the First Floor Gallery at City Hall now through July 20.
    ‘Stars and Stripes Imagined’ Exhibit on Display at City Hall
    The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will soon become one of the first law enforcement facilities in Los Angeles County to stock supplies of the life-saving opioid overdose medication Narcan.
    SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Get Life-Saving Opioid OD Medicine
    The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival presents its 2017 Shakespeare Lord Chamberlain Gala at the Rivendale Park & Open Space on Friday, July 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    July 14: 2017 Shakespeare Lord Chamberlain Gala Honors Winger
    The city of Santa Clarita and Southern California Edison will begin installing new streetlights along portions of Sierra Highway in mid-July, and along Bouquet Canyon Road beginning in August.
    New Streetlights to Brighten Sierra Highway, Bouquet Canyon Road
    Here are upcoming events from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
    Upcoming SCV Chamber of Commerce Events
    On a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors have authorized a $30 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, according to Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
    Updated: New County Budget Balances Public Needs, Fiscal Prudence
    The County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the appeals of Chiquita Canyon permits approved by the Regional Planning Commission.
    June 27: Public Hearing on Chiquita Canyon Permit Appeals
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that he has appointed Sarah Neville-Morgan as Director of the California Department of Education (CDE) Early Education and Support Division.
    Torlakson Names New Early Education and Support Division Director
    More than 150 local seniors, community supporters, volunteers and SCV Senior Center staff assembled in the organization’s multi-purpose room to kick up their heels – and raise dollars – at the SCV Senior Center New Building Party on June 22.
    SCV Senior Center New Building Party Draws Dancers, Dollars
    Developer TMC Hollis LLC, with assistance from the city of Santa Clarita, will install a reinforced concrete box storm drain under Railroad Avenue in a five-week project to start Wednesday, July 5.
    Railroad Avenue Storm Drain Project Starts July 5
    On August 17, The Oaks Grille at TPC Valencia will welcome guests for a mini "Cocktails on the Roof Pre-Party," with many of the same attractions that will be at the main fundraising event on August 25.
    August 17: Cocktails on the Roof Benefit Pre-Party at TPC
    The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes broke a 2-2 tie with a six-run eighth inning and completed a four-game sweep of the JetHawks, 8-3, on Sunday evening at The Hangar.
    Quakes Sweep JetHawks to Open Second Half
    Errol Robinson hit a grand slam and drove in five to lead the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes over the Lancaster JetHawks, 13-3, on Saturday night at The Hangar.
    Quakes Rattle JetHawks 13-3 Saturday
    Yonathan Daza had six hits for the JetHawks, but the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes rallied late for a second consecutive night and hung on for a 6-5 victory in 11 innings on Friday evening at The Hangar.
    Daza Records 6 Hits, JetHawks Fall in Extras Friday
    A Castaic resident foiled an attempted invasion of her home Monday morning when she shot an intruder, according to officials from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
    Castaic Resident Shoots Intruder, Thwarts Home Invasion
    Air quality is unhealthy today and Tuesday for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, the East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains
    Updated: Air Quality Unhealthy Through Tuesday
    This Fourth of July, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Police Officers and the California Highway Patrol remind drivers to 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'
    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ on Fourth
    1946 - Open-casket service for William S. Hart at his Newhall home; Rudy Vallee sings "The Last Round-up" [story]
    Firefighters battle a fast-moving blaze that consumed 850 acres Sunday afternoon and destroyed structures on the Disney movie ranch in Placerita Canyon. Sparked by a car crash, the fire threatened homes on both sides of the 14 Freeway.
    Updated: Placerita Fire Burns 870 Acres; Disney Cabins Lost (Video)
    The historic Oak of the Golden Dream and the Walker Cabin were threatened by Sunday's fire but were saved by fire crews. The entryway to the park, the upper parking lot and part of the Butterfly Garden were charred.
    Oak of Golden Dream Saved from Fire; Park Entrance Scorched
    The Antiquities Act does not give a president the authority to revoke a national monument from a previous administration, but a sitting president can change the boundaries of a national monument. Under congressional authority, Congress can also convert a national monument to a national park, which has been done on several occasions.
    The Scoop on National Monuments | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
    1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
    1980 - Saugus Train Station relocated to Heritage Junction [story]
    Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the Santa Clarita Deputies’s Commercial burglary operation caught two suspects. Plus, the Saxtravaganza returns to Hart Hall. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
    SCV NewsBreak for Friday, June 23, 2017
    The California Wilderness Coalition applauds Rep. Judy Chu for introducing legislation to protect more than 31,000 acres of Wilderness and nearly 46 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers in southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains.
    House Bill Would Protect Portions of Angeles National Forest
    Los Angeles County’s cannabis regulation efforts have entered an important new phase with the convening of a diverse advisory group made up of health and policy experts, community leaders, cannabis industry representatives and other key stakeholders.
    L.A. County Cannabis Advisory Team Begins Work in June
    An al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula senior leader was killed in Yemen’s Shabwah governorate by a June 16 U.S. airstrike, U.S. Central Command said in a release.
    Senior al-Qaida Leader Killed by U.S. Airstrike
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas based on discriminatory legislation enacted in each state.
    California Prohibits State-Funded Travel to Four States
    Circle of Hope is growing. In an effort to expand the scope of the nonprofit's aid to local cancer sufferers, the originally breast-cancer-only organization added additional cancers to its Client Advocacy Program over the past few years, including the most recent, malignant melanoma.
    Circle of Hope Announces New Logo
    Princess Cruises has announced that Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li, will serve as Inaugural Cruise Ambassadors for Princess Cruises in China and officially name the new Majestic Princess during a ceremony and gala celebration.
    Princess Cruises to Name Inaugural Cruise Ambassadors in China
    The Moorpark Unified School District is very pleased to announce the employment of Ms. Anne Gibson as Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.
    SCV Resident Named a Moorpark Assistant Superintendent
    Burglary suppression operations helped Santa Clarita deputies nab a pair of alleged burglars breaking into a Valencia realty office Friday, officials said.
    Two Suspects Arrested During Burglary Suppression Operations