Folder 03: CSC Report 11

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    MINUTES, CIVIC SERVICES COMMITTEE September 19, 1944 Present: Mr. place [in Chair], Robert Whitelaw [Director, Misses Alice Smith, Martha Patterson, Mrs. .P. Jervey, Messrs. Geo. Simons, Darre Jervey, Galliard Dotterer, James Atman, Rene Ravene, W.A. Aison, George Grice, Bisse Jenkins, Fred McDonad, E. P. Edmunds, and Miss Helen McCormack, Mr. place caed on Mr. Whitelaw, who briefy discussed sub-committee reports, mentioning a po, in preparation, to obtain consumer ideas on traffic reguations. Mrs. Jervey, Mrs. wing, and Mrs. Waring are investigating the mutter of foming a "metropoitan area" committee, to buid up area-wide backing for the Civic Services work, and to make a detaied survey of a organizations within the area, from sewing Clubs up and down. [This follows competion of the architecturq survey]. Mr. Simons: More work to be expected from the committees, and necessary that a reports be in the hands of the central group within the next sixty days. following receipt of these reports and recommendations, constructive plans must be made, deivered to the various planning organizations now set up, for consideration and coordination, and finay presented to the poitica bodies for possible action. Coptinuing this Line of thought, Mr. Simons mentioned some of the organizations engaged in post-war planning [Chamber of Commerce, City of Charleston, Port Authority, College of Charleston, etc.] and emphasized the need of consuting with these workers in order to secure an exchange of ideas and united support for such plans as may ater be presented to City Council and other poitica bodies. A this will take time, and we must try to obtain some tangibe results within two or three months. Mr. Whitelaw: Stateed that Mr. Sottie and others had advocated the desirabiity of round table discussions between the many groups invoved. This certainty necessary to minimize a confict between groups, but counseed withoding such discussion until a out sub-committee reports were in and, checked. Mr. place: Stated that his commnttee had the situation pretty we in hand, with itte or no overapping. Concerned with the overa state picture, Mr. place mentioned county groups, egisature, State Port Authority, and remarked that two or three surveys had [End Page 1] been competed, that the City of Charleston has already projected neary five miion doar plans, and the Chamber of Commerce is getting a good picture of future industrial possibiities. [Mr. place also mentioned that the State planning Board would be in invountary retirement for six months.] Mr. Whitelaw remarked that Mr. place has taken Mr. McGee" s place and Rufus Barkley John Cator"s on the Chamber of Commerce "s committee. He hoped that perhaps the Civic Services Committee might function as an "overa citizens group" to dea with the potentialy sore problems of confict between planning groups. He joined Mr. Simons in requesting that a subcommttees turn in their reports by mid-October. Then he caed on Mr. Geo. Grice to outine some College of Charleston plans, emphasizing that the information furnished was to be treated as confidentia. Mr. Grice: Discussed "hopes and dreams" of recapturing the property [formery College-owned] bounded by Calhoun, College, Green, and St. Phiip Streets, cosing that bock of Greene St. for future buiding needs, and providing parkng space within the afore-mentioned bock. Taking the foor at the request of W.A. Aison, Mr. Simons read portions of his service Club tak, tossing bouquets [aimed particuary at the Director] in a carefree manner. Mr. Edmunds reported that the County planning board had no post-war plans as such, but concerned itself mainly with the zoning ange and and use of the county. Mr. place mentioned that phase of national planning concerning itself with Inter-regiona Highways, citing particuary the road skirting the ocean from Beaufort to Savannah, and the highway running inand across the Wando River bridge. Mr. Jervey remarked that this atter project was already on the ist of roads to be buit. Whitelaw quotes Mr. Krawcheck as favoring the selection of one particuar site to be used for parking with this Committee concentrating on this site. Mr. Ravene urged that we first obtain a good overa picture of needs, then ist the specific proposed sites in order. This thought was concurred in by a number of members [Messrs. Rosemond, place, Whitelaw, Chamberain, et a]. Mr. Whitelaw warned that shorty the Committee doubtess would have the problem of more and bigger playgrounds tossed in its ap, and suggested that some thought be given to the matter. Asked about [End Page 2] the possible reease date of This Is Charleston, Mr. Whitelaw stated that the printers had refused to make any commitment as to the finishing date but that it probably would be in November. Mr. Grice favored the summer use of School yards as playgrounds and cited the experience of New York City in this matter. with a eeway of two minutes, Mr. place adjourned the meeting Submitted, E. B. Chamberain, Acting Secretary [End Page 3]
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    MINUTES, CIVIC SERVICES COMMITTEE September 19, 1944 Present: Mr. place [in Chair], Robert Whitelaw [Director, Misses Alice Smith, Martha Patterson, Mrs. .P. Jervey, Messrs. Geo. Simons, Darre Jervey, Galliard Dotterer, James Atman, Rene Ravene, W.A. Aison, George Grice, Bisse Jenkins, Fred McDonad, E. P. Edmunds, and Miss Helen McCormack, Mr. place caed on Mr. Whitelaw, who briefy discussed sub-committee reports, mentioning a po, in preparation, to obtain consumer ideas on traffic reguations. Mrs. Jervey, Mrs. wing, and Mrs. Waring are investigating the mutter of foming a "metropoitan area" committee, to buid up area-wide backing for the Civic Services work, and to make a detaied survey of a organizations within the area, from sewing Clubs up and down. [This follows competion of the architecturq survey]. Mr. Simons: More work to be expected from the committees, and necessary that a reports be in the hands of the central group within the next sixty days. following receipt of these reports and recommendations, constructive plans must be made, deivered to the various planning organizations now set up, for consideration and coordination, and finay presented to the poitica bodies for possible action. Coptinuing this Line of thought, Mr. Simons mentioned some of the organizations engaged in post-war planning [Chamber of Commerce, City of Charleston, Port Authority, College of Charleston, etc.] and emphasized the need of consuting with these workers in order to secure an exchange of ideas and united support for such plans as may ater be presented to City Council and other poitica bodies. A this will take time, and we must try to obtain some tangibe results within two or three months. Mr. Whitelaw: Stateed that Mr. Sottie and others had advocated the desirabiity of round table discussions between the many groups invoved. This certainty necessary to minimize a confict between groups, but counseed withoding such discussion until a out sub-committee reports were in and, checked. Mr. place: Stated that his commnttee had the situation pretty we in hand, with itte or no overapping. Concerned with the overa state picture, Mr. place mentioned county groups, egisature, State Port Authority, and remarked that two or three surveys had [End Page 1] been competed, that the City of Charleston has already projected neary five miion doar plans, and the Chamber of Commerce is getting a good picture of future industrial possibiities. [Mr. place also mentioned that the State planning Board would be in invountary retirement for six months.] Mr. Whitelaw remarked that Mr. place has taken Mr. McGee" s place and Rufus Barkley John Cator"s on the Chamber of Commerce "s committee. He hoped that perhaps the Civic Services Committee might function as an "overa citizens group" to dea with the potentialy sore problems of confict between planning groups. He joined Mr. Simons in requesting that a subcommttees turn in their reports by mid-October. Then he caed on Mr. Geo. Grice to outine some College of Charleston plans, emphasizing that the information furnished was to be treated as confidentia. Mr. Grice: Discussed "hopes and dreams" of recapturing the property [formery College-owned] bounded by Calhoun, College, Green, and St. Phiip Streets, cosing that bock of Greene St. for future buiding needs, and providing parkng space within the afore-mentioned bock. Taking the foor at the request of W.A. Aison, Mr. Simons read portions of his service Club tak, tossing bouquets [aimed particuary at the Director] in a carefree manner. Mr. Edmunds reported that the County planning board had no post-war plans as such, but concerned itself mainly with the zoning ange and and use of the county. Mr. place mentioned that phase of national planning concerning itself with Inter-regiona Highways, citing particuary the road skirting the ocean from Beaufort to Savannah, and the highway running inand across the Wando River bridge. Mr. Jervey remarked that this atter project was already on the ist of roads to be buit. Whitelaw quotes Mr. Krawcheck as favoring the selection of one particuar site to be used for parking with this Committee concentrating on this site. Mr. Ravene urged that we first obtain a good overa picture of needs, then ist the specific proposed sites in order. This thought was concurred in by a number of members [Messrs. Rosemond, place, Whitelaw, Chamberain, et a]. Mr. Whitelaw warned that shorty the Committee doubtess would have the problem of more and bigger playgrounds tossed in its ap, and suggested that some thought be given to the matter. Asked about [End Page 2] the possible reease date of This Is Charleston, Mr. Whitelaw stated that the printers had refused to make any commitment as to the finishing date but that it probably would be in November. Mr. Grice favored the summer use of School yards as playgrounds and cited the experience of New York City in this matter. with a eeway of two minutes, Mr. place adjourned the meeting Submitted, E. B. Chamberain, Acting Secretary [End Page 3]
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    MINUTES, CIVIC SERVICES COMMITTEE September 19, 1944 Present: Mr. place [in Chair], Robert Whitelaw [Director, Misses Alice Smith, Martha Patterson, Mrs. .P. Jervey, Messrs. Geo. Simons, Darre Jervey, Galliard Dotterer, James Atman, Rene Ravene, W.A. Aison, George Grice, Bisse Jenkins, Fred McDonad, E. P. Edmunds, and Miss Helen McCormack, Mr. place caed on Mr. Whitelaw, who briefy discussed sub-committee reports, mentioning a po, in preparation, to obtain consumer ideas on traffic reguations. Mrs. Jervey, Mrs. wing, and Mrs. Waring are investigating the mutter of foming a "metropoitan area" committee, to buid up area-wide backing for the Civic Services work, and to make a detaied survey of a organizations within the area, from sewing Clubs up and down. [This follows competion of the architecturq survey]. Mr. Simons: More work to be expected from the committees, and necessary that a reports be in the hands of the central group within the next sixty days. following receipt of these reports and recommendations, constructive plans must be made, deivered to the various planning organizations now set up, for consideration and coordination, and finay presented to the poitica bodies for possible action. Coptinuing this Line of thought, Mr. Simons mentioned some of the organizations engaged in post-war planning [Chamber of Commerce, City of Charleston, Port Authority, College of Charleston, etc.] and emphasized the need of consuting with these workers in order to secure an exchange of ideas and united support for such plans as may ater be presented to City Council and other poitica bodies. A this will take time, and we must try to obtain some tangibe results within two or three months. Mr. Whitelaw: Stateed that Mr. Sottie and others had advocated the desirabiity of round table discussions between the many groups invoved. This certainty necessary to minimize a confict between groups, but counseed withoding such discussion until a out sub-committee reports were in and, checked. Mr. place: Stated that his commnttee had the situation pretty we in hand, with itte or no overapping. Concerned with the overa state picture, Mr. place mentioned county groups, egisature, State Port Authority, and remarked that two or three surveys had [End Page 1] been competed, that the City of Charleston has already projected neary five miion doar plans, and the Chamber of Commerce is getting a good picture of future industrial possibiities. [Mr. place also mentioned that the State planning Board would be in invountary retirement for six months.] Mr. Whitelaw remarked that Mr. place has taken Mr. McGee" s place and Rufus Barkley John Cator"s on the Chamber of Commerce "s committee. He hoped that perhaps the Civic Services Committee might function as an "overa citizens group" to dea with the potentialy sore problems of confict between planning groups. He joined Mr. Simons in requesting that a subcommttees turn in their reports by mid-October. Then he caed on Mr. Geo. Grice to outine some College of Charleston plans, emphasizing that the information furnished was to be treated as confidentia. Mr. Grice: Discussed "hopes and dreams" of recapturing the property [formery College-owned] bounded by Calhoun, College, Green, and St. Phiip Streets, cosing that bock of Greene St. for future buiding needs, and providing parkng space within the afore-mentioned bock. Taking the foor at the request of W.A. Aison, Mr. Simons read portions of his service Club tak, tossing bouquets [aimed particuary at the Director] in a carefree manner. Mr. Edmunds reported that the County planning board had no post-war plans as such, but concerned itself mainly with the zoning ange and and use of the county. Mr. place mentioned that phase of national planning concerning itself with Inter-regiona Highways, citing particuary the road skirting the ocean from Beaufort to Savannah, and the highway running inand across the Wando River bridge. Mr. Jervey remarked that this atter project was already on the ist of roads to be buit. Whitelaw quotes Mr. Krawcheck as favoring the selection of one particuar site to be used for parking with this Committee concentrating on this site. Mr. Ravene urged that we first obtain a good overa picture of needs, then ist the specific proposed sites in order. This thought was concurred in by a number of members [Messrs. Rosemond, place, Whitelaw, Chamberain, et a]. Mr. Whitelaw warned that shorty the Committee doubtess would have the problem of more and bigger playgrounds tossed in its ap, and suggested that some thought be given to the matter. Asked about [End Page 2] the possible reease date of This Is Charleston, Mr. Whitelaw stated that the printers had refused to make any commitment as to the finishing date but that it probably would be in November. Mr. Grice favored the summer use of School yards as playgrounds and cited the experience of New York City in this matter. with a eeway of two minutes, Mr. place adjourned the meeting Submitted, E. B. Chamberain, Acting Secretary [End Page 3]
Title:
Folder 03: CSC Report 11
Creator:
Civic Services Committee
Date:
1944-09-19
Description:
Meeting minutes of the Civic Services Committee (Sept. 19, 1944).
Collection:
Civic Services Committee Papers
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Margaretta Childs Archives at Historic Charleston Foundation
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Civic Services Committee--Records and correspondence
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Folder 03: Meeting Minutes
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S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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