The above notice of HARB resignations appears on the September 8, 2020 Columbia Borough Council meeting agenda.
Three members of the Columbia Historic Architectural Review Board have submitted letters of resignation to council, according to the September 8, 2020 borough council agenda released today. HARB Chair Glen Schaeffer, board member Elaine Rice Beckley, and architect Theodore Vedock have submitted resignation letters expressing disappointment and frustration over council's recent vote overriding HARB'S decision to deny the use of composite materials in the borough's historic district, as well as related issues. (Columbia Spy reported on the council vote HERE.) At this time, consultant Suzanne Stallings, building inspector Paul Paulsen and board member Jeff Seibert remain on HARB. Stallings is not a voting member, which means the board will not have a quorum. The resignation letters can be found in the current council packet.