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File #: 20-1093    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/12/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action: 8/25/2020
Title: Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board: 1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Independent Order of Oddfellows' Georgetown Momento Lodge 37 501c(3) efforts for the restoration /residing of the weathered side of the building and window replacement/restoration to preserve a historic building; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County’s standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the Independent Order of Oddfellows Georgetown Momento Lodge 37 authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of these efforts. FUNDING: Community Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Oddfellows Grant Form Agenda 20-1093
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Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board:
1) Find that a public benefit is derived from supporting the Independent Order of Oddfellows' Georgetown Momento Lodge 37 501c(3) efforts for the restoration /residing of the weathered side of the building and window replacement/restoration to preserve a historic building; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a funding Agreement, consistent with the County’s standard form and upon the approval of County Counsel, with the Independent Order of Oddfellows Georgetown Momento Lodge 37 authorizing payment of the $5,000 community funding contribution in support of these efforts.

FUNDING: Community Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The Oddfellows Hall in Georgetown was originally built in 1859. It is El Dorado County Historic Site Number 17. The Odd Fellows Lodge #37 held its first meeting there in 1889. Not long after that, the Native Son’s began holding their meetings there. The weathered sides of the structure exterior are in need of restoration. Siding and windows are failing, and this allows rain, snow, and various pests to enter the building. This restoration and residing will protect the original siding and properly seal the building again. Windows will removed, be re-glazed as necessary get new putty, and restored to their original condition. This first phase of exterior work is about 25 feet above ground. The second phase is on the weathered side at ground level. We don’t have funds for that project. After the restoration work, the building will be painted again. Labor is being provided free by craftsmen from the Oddfellows and Native Sons of the Golden West Georgetown Parlor. Funds for materials have been provided by the Native Sons Historical Preservation Foundation, The Georgetown Rotary, The Georgetown Preservation Society, The International Order of Oddfellows Grant, and contributions from members of the community via direct donations and attendance at fund raisers. ...

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