Long Range Plan 2010-2015

I. STEWARDSHIP OF JCHLC PROPERTIES, NATIONAL REGISTER AND COUNTY LANDMARKS, AND DOCUMENTATION

1. PETER BURR FARM

a.     Revise Peter Burr Farm master plan (Complete 2/11)

b.     Implement recommendations of master plan

i.     Revise and implement security plan (Heat detection system installed 2/11)

ii.     Implement ADA report recommendations

iii.     Create a nature trail through adjoining property (Nature Trail Approved by R. Dinges 1/11)

iv.     Rehouse archeological artifacts (Ongoing)

v.     Maintenance and improvements to structures and landscape, see list of annual improvement (ongoing)

2. SNOW HILL/POOR FARM

a.     Remove asbestos from basement (Complete 5/11)

b.     Contract for structure stabilization; masonry, windows, security (Ongoing)

c.     Contract for historic structures report (Complete 10/13)

d.     Create a master plan which includes an adaptive reuse plan

e.     Improve site landscaping

3. JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

a.     Contract for historic structures report (Complete 11/10)

b.     Work with JC Commission to ensure historic preservation is a priority (Ongoing)

4. SHEPHERDSTOWN BATTLEFIELD

a.     Acquire Cement Mill property (Complete 12/11)

                               i. Contract for boundary survey (Complete 5/12)

ii.     Site improvement, stabilization, & security (Ongoing)

iii.     Contract for National Register nomination (Complete 9/12)

iv.     National Register nomination (Site entered on NR 2/14)

v.     Resolve boundary questions (Complete 12/12)

vi.     Establish conservation easement (Complete 10/13)

b.     Acquire Lowe property, 3125 Trough Rd. (Complete 10/13)

i.     Site stabilization, & security (Ongoing)

ii.     Demolish house (Complete 4/14)

iii.     Establish conservation easement (Complete 7/14)

c.     Acquire Cornfeld property, 3107 Trough Rd. (Complete 9/14)

i.     Site stabilization, & security (Ongoing)

ii.     Demolish house (Complete 11/14)

iii.     Establish conservation easement (Complete 12/14)

d.     Acquire Van Evera property

i.     Site stabilization, & security

ii.     Demolish house

iii.     Stabilize and preserve cabin

iv.     Establish conservation easement

e.     Transfer properties to National Park Service

  1. Review projects in JC Planning Dept. for possible impact on historic resources (Ongoing)
  2. Actively oppose current route of PATH (PATH project cancelled 8/12)
  3. Improve JCHLC Archives; records storage and access

a.     Collect and inventory records (Complete 7/12)

b.     Identify secure storage location (JCHLC Archives relocated to SU Library 6/13)

c.     Rehouse records (Complete 12/12)

d.     Digitize records for online access (Ongoing)

4. Develop additional funding sources to accelerate project completion

II. SURVEYS, DATA COLLECTION, & RESEARCH ON JC HISTORIC PROPERTIES

  1. Identify and nominate JC properties as NR or JC County Landmarks (Ongoing)
    1. Nominate NR properties and districts and assist the public in doing the same
    2. Assist SHPO in review of NR projects
  2. Complete all current data categories of JCHLC database (Ongoing)
  3. Create or acquire a JC Civil War battlefields GIS layers (Complete 8/10)
  4. Assess battlefield boundaries for possible National Register Nomination
  5. Initiate viewshed surveys of Jefferson County (in priority order)
    1. Route 340 corridor, Harpers Ferry to VA line (Complete 2/11)
    2. Route 9 corridor, VA line to Berkley County line
    3. State Route 51
    4. State Route 45
    5. Key road junctions in historic villages
  6. Establish prioritized list of research needs (Complete 1/13)
  7. Establish prioritized list of additional GIS layers needed for JCHLC

III.  INTEGRATE JCHLC GOALS WITH JC PLANNING COMMISSION PROCESS

  1. Establish a liaison position with JC Planning Commission
  2. Require archeological resource review for all subdivision applications
  3. Acquire easy access to GIS archaeological resources map from State of WV
  4. Require demolition permits for all Category 1 & II structures listed on JCHLC survey
  5. Designate setbacks for all Category 1 & II structures on JCHLC survey

IV. COLLABORATE WITH OTHER LANDMARK COMMISSIONS, BOARDS, COUNTY OFFICES, SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY, AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Devote one meeting annually to joint meeting of all JC landmarks commissions
  2. Establish liaison position with JC Parks and REC
    1. Collaborate on creation of historic walking trails
    2. Collaborate on creation of historic biking  & driving tours through the county
  3. Establish liaison with JC Board of Education
  4. Establish liaison with JC Economic Development Authority & Farmland Protection
  5. Initiate demonstration project in one JC historic district/village(Complete – Middleway & Summit Point photo inventory fall 2011 – Shenandoah Junction Fall 2012)
  1. Support establishment of Shepherdstown Battlefield Park (ongoing)
  2. Establish a MOU with SU Historic Preservation program (Complete 11/10 – Revised 8/14)
    1. Host academic internships (INTERNSHIPS HOSTED 2010–11–12–13-14-15)

V.  OUTREACH and PUBLIC EDUCATION

  1. Work to digitize and make available JC related resources; articles, books, photographs (Project underway and ongoing see WV GeoExplorer Project)
  2. Create an email and mailing list for interested county residents (Project Complete 12/14)
  3. Sponsor annual JCHLC lecture in conjunction with other JC county Landmark Commissions.  (two Tax Credit Workshops 10/14)
  4. Sponsor annual awards and recognition dinner
  5. Initiate annual contact with National Register and County Landmark property owners (first mailing 3/14, Christmas Card 12/14 )
  6. Continuous improvement of JCHLC website (Site updated monthly)
  7. Support work of WV GeoExplorer Project (Database updated daily