Pomeroy City Council Meeting,
May 6, 2003

Historic Preservation Consultant Sally Donovan was on the agenda of a busy City Council meeting, held May 6, 2003. In October, 2002, the City contracted with Donovan to develop and present the Downtown Pomeroy Historic District National Register Nomination to the State's Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation.

The City Council presentation was the final local event scheduled by Donovan in the process. She has been to Pomeroy numerous times during the research phase and held a community meeting earlier in the year. The next step is the presentation of the Nomination to the quarterly meeting of the Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, scheduled for June 27th in Bellingham. Following acceptance of the nomination,  the Department will officially present our nomination to the Keeper of the National Register in Washington, D.C. The Downtown Pomeroy Historic District should be officially listed on the National Register sometime during September, 2003.

During her talk, Donovan thanked the civic and community leaders of Pomeroy and all the citizens who gave of their time to help her during the research phase. She especially commended the volunteers of the Garfield County Museum. "I received more help and support from Pomeroy's citizens than any other city I've worked in," she said.

Donovan's presentation included a 20-minute slide show on the architectural history of Pomeroy, an overview of the nomination process, and a review of the Special Valuation Program for tax savings. She handed out copies of the Downtown Pomeroy Historical District boundaries map and Property Listing


The City Council meeting was preceded by a meeting of the Pomeroy Historic Preservation Committee. Shown below are commission members Bruce Crossfield, Beverly L. Adams-Gordon, Lisa Lund, Zack Lueck, Al Godinez. Also present at the meeting but out of camera range were members Maxine Cox and Marjorie Allmaris.

The Commission Meeting.

The City Council Meeting.