The Clay County Landmarks Commission and Historical Society met on Wednesday, March 4, in the Clay County Library. Present were Sandra Claybrook, Lenora Pettit, Jim Miller, Janet Koch, Jannette Douglas, Jeanine Samples, Jerry Stover, and Eloise Boggs.
President Jerry Stover called the meeting to order and the minutes of the last three meetings- one in December and two in January- were read and approved. In the treasurer’s report, Sandra stated that we have received donations to go toward publication of the Garnie Testa book and that 14 preorders for the book have been received so far. The report was approved.
- The book and Karen Walker’s update. It is ready to go to the publisher pending a few details to be resolved. The book has 792 pages (about twice the size of our history books).
- Jerry appointed a committee of two, Sandra and Jeanine, to keep track of book sales.
- Hickory and Lady Slippers information: Jerry has not been able to contact Dustin Bird about the status of sales and issues.
- Roof leaks in the old courthouse. Discussion of this problem was lengthy and spirited. A leaky roof and gutters threaten the safe-keeping of our collections of historical records (we keep them covered) and possibly the integrity of the building itself. Jerry has been in touch with persons authorized to evaluate and advise on getting a new roof and gutters. Members of the County Commission have also been made aware of the problem. (The old courthouse is on the list of registered historic buildings).
Scheduling a spring Open House was discussed, but no definite date was set.
The next meeting will be held Wednesday, April 1, at 1 pm. in the Clay County Library.