Folder 03: CSC Report 24

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    CIVIC SERVICES COMMITTEE MINUTES A meeting of the Civic Services Committee was held Mrs. Patterson, Miss Smith, Mr. Sam Stoney, Dr. Waring, Mrs. Waring, Mr. Krawcheck, Mr. Whitelaw, and Mr. place. The meeting was opened by Mr. place, who asked Mr. Whitelaw to expain its purpose. Mr. Whitelaw pointed out that of the committee"s 41 members only about fifteen were really active, and suggested that an Executive Comr ittee, consisting of those members present pus a few others keeny interested, be constituted and function as the actua working committee. He said that the question of continuance of the Civic Services Committee depended on a project of sufficient importance to win the support of the community, and the raising of funds to finance this project. He isted five points that had been decided upon at last summer"s meeting: 1] Publicize Charleston architecture 2] A good photographer 3] A commission to buy and se buildings that might otherwise by destroyed. 4] planned tours of the city for the double purpose of education and income. 5] A committee to watch real Estate news for exchange of property. The first two of these plans have already been accompished, [End Page 1] Civic Services Committee page two Nov, 6, 1946 with the hiring of a staff photographer, and the empoyment of the Tobias firm for Public reations. It was the general feeling of those present, as voiced by Miss Smith and Mr. Krawcheck, that the Committee"s work on Off-street Parking had produced very noticeable results in spite of ack of action by the City Counci. Mr. Krawcheck commented on the widening and construction of parkways and thoroughfares in accordance with the Committee"s advice; and on the fact that private money and the retai merchants are financing on King Street a system of parking places cosey following the plan recommended by the Committee. Mr. place advocated the Publication of a new pamphet describing Charleston and its old buildings, and Mr. Stoney suggested the promotion of guided tours as a tourist service under Miss McCormack"s eadership. Mrs. Waring thought financing could be obtained for each project at a time, if propery presented. The creation of a Foundation for the purchase of old buildings, and with a sum sufficient for area planning, was described by Mr. Whitelaw. Mr. Whitelaw then advanced a plan for enarging the usefuness of the Civic Services Committee by bringing into it a the other organizations of the City, thus making it truy representative of the community. A llarge meeting, with a carefully prepared program, possiby including outside speakers, could be caed in a month or six weeks. To this meeting each city organization could be asked to send deegates. The contact with each organization could best be handed by someone already a member or in cose touch. The purpose of the meeting would be to intiate an overa program for area planning, and [End Page 2] Civic Services Committee page 3 Nov.6, 1946 to provide for the raising of funds to finance such a plan. This campaign could then be held after the first of the year. There was general agreement, and Mr. Burton pointed out that through this method aims could be carified and Publicized, and the Civic Services Committee could demonstrate to the community that it had no desire to impose its views on others. The Charleston Chaenges Bureau was mentioned, and Mr . Whitelaw briefy described its function. Mr. place then suggested a program to be drawn up covering the following four points, to be presented to the general meeting: 1] What do we want? in the area planning fied. 2] The reason why. 3] Comparisons with plans of other cities. 4] Program, stressing benefits to mn.eeoitizens. Mr. Whitelaw pointed out that mehods of financing must be provided for his program. For four years his saary has been paid by sources outside of Charleston. This situation cannot continue. It is also necessary to pay an efficient staff, and to have funds for necessary speciaists and other expenses incidenta to any llarge program if it is to be successfu. The Committee agreed to prepare a program as o".tined by Mr. place, and to proceed with plans for contacting other organizations. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Respectfuy submitted Caroine S. Toms Recording Secretary November 6, 1946 [End Page 3]
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    CIVIC SERVICES COMMITTEE MINUTES A meeting of the Civic Services Committee was held Mrs. Patterson, Miss Smith, Mr. Sam Stoney, Dr. Waring, Mrs. Waring, Mr. Krawcheck, Mr. Whitelaw, and Mr. place. The meeting was opened by Mr. place, who asked Mr. Whitelaw to expain its purpose. Mr. Whitelaw pointed out that of the committee"s 41 members only about fifteen were really active, and suggested that an Executive Comr ittee, consisting of those members present pus a few others keeny interested, be constituted and function as the actua working committee. He said that the question of continuance of the Civic Services Committee depended on a project of sufficient importance to win the support of the community, and the raising of funds to finance this project. He isted five points that had been decided upon at last summer"s meeting: 1] Publicize Charleston architecture 2] A good photographer 3] A commission to buy and se buildings that might otherwise by destroyed. 4] planned tours of the city for the double purpose of education and income. 5] A committee to watch real Estate news for exchange of property. The first two of these plans have already been accompished, [End Page 1] Civic Services Committee page two Nov, 6, 1946 with the hiring of a staff photographer, and the empoyment of the Tobias firm for Public reations. It was the general feeling of those present, as voiced by Miss Smith and Mr. Krawcheck, that the Committee"s work on Off-street Parking had produced very noticeable results in spite of ack of action by the City Counci. Mr. Krawcheck commented on the widening and construction of parkways and thoroughfares in accordance with the Committee"s advice; and on the fact that private money and the retai merchants are financing on King Street a system of parking places cosey following the plan recommended by the Committee. Mr. place advocated the Publication of a new pamphet describing Charleston and its old buildings, and Mr. Stoney suggested the promotion of guided tours as a tourist service under Miss McCormack"s eadership. Mrs. Waring thought financing could be obtained for each project at a time, if propery presented. The creation of a Foundation for the purchase of old buildings, and with a sum sufficient for area planning, was described by Mr. Whitelaw. Mr. Whitelaw then advanced a plan for enarging the usefuness of the Civic Services Committee by bringing into it a the other organizations of the City, thus making it truy representative of the community. A llarge meeting, with a carefully prepared program, possiby including outside speakers, could be caed in a month or six weeks. To this meeting each city organization could be asked to send deegates. The contact with each organization could best be handed by someone already a member or in cose touch. The purpose of the meeting would be to intiate an overa program for area planning, and [End Page 2] Civic Services Committee page 3 Nov.6, 1946 to provide for the raising of funds to finance such a plan. This campaign could then be held after the first of the year. There was general agreement, and Mr. Burton pointed out that through this method aims could be carified and Publicized, and the Civic Services Committee could demonstrate to the community that it had no desire to impose its views on others. The Charleston Chaenges Bureau was mentioned, and Mr . Whitelaw briefy described its function. Mr. place then suggested a program to be drawn up covering the following four points, to be presented to the general meeting: 1] What do we want? in the area planning fied. 2] The reason why. 3] Comparisons with plans of other cities. 4] Program, stressing benefits to mn.eeoitizens. Mr. Whitelaw pointed out that mehods of financing must be provided for his program. For four years his saary has been paid by sources outside of Charleston. This situation cannot continue. It is also necessary to pay an efficient staff, and to have funds for necessary speciaists and other expenses incidenta to any llarge program if it is to be successfu. The Committee agreed to prepare a program as o".tined by Mr. place, and to proceed with plans for contacting other organizations. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Respectfuy submitted Caroine S. Toms Recording Secretary November 6, 1946 [End Page 3]
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    CIVIC SERVICES COMMITTEE MINUTES A meeting of the Civic Services Committee was held Mrs. Patterson, Miss Smith, Mr. Sam Stoney, Dr. Waring, Mrs. Waring, Mr. Krawcheck, Mr. Whitelaw, and Mr. place. The meeting was opened by Mr. place, who asked Mr. Whitelaw to expain its purpose. Mr. Whitelaw pointed out that of the committee"s 41 members only about fifteen were really active, and suggested that an Executive Comr ittee, consisting of those members present pus a few others keeny interested, be constituted and function as the actua working committee. He said that the question of continuance of the Civic Services Committee depended on a project of sufficient importance to win the support of the community, and the raising of funds to finance this project. He isted five points that had been decided upon at last summer"s meeting: 1] Publicize Charleston architecture 2] A good photographer 3] A commission to buy and se buildings that might otherwise by destroyed. 4] planned tours of the city for the double purpose of education and income. 5] A committee to watch real Estate news for exchange of property. The first two of these plans have already been accompished, [End Page 1] Civic Services Committee page two Nov, 6, 1946 with the hiring of a staff photographer, and the empoyment of the Tobias firm for Public reations. It was the general feeling of those present, as voiced by Miss Smith and Mr. Krawcheck, that the Committee"s work on Off-street Parking had produced very noticeable results in spite of ack of action by the City Counci. Mr. Krawcheck commented on the widening and construction of parkways and thoroughfares in accordance with the Committee"s advice; and on the fact that private money and the retai merchants are financing on King Street a system of parking places cosey following the plan recommended by the Committee. Mr. place advocated the Publication of a new pamphet describing Charleston and its old buildings, and Mr. Stoney suggested the promotion of guided tours as a tourist service under Miss McCormack"s eadership. Mrs. Waring thought financing could be obtained for each project at a time, if propery presented. The creation of a Foundation for the purchase of old buildings, and with a sum sufficient for area planning, was described by Mr. Whitelaw. Mr. Whitelaw then advanced a plan for enarging the usefuness of the Civic Services Committee by bringing into it a the other organizations of the City, thus making it truy representative of the community. A llarge meeting, with a carefully prepared program, possiby including outside speakers, could be caed in a month or six weeks. To this meeting each city organization could be asked to send deegates. The contact with each organization could best be handed by someone already a member or in cose touch. The purpose of the meeting would be to intiate an overa program for area planning, and [End Page 2] Civic Services Committee page 3 Nov.6, 1946 to provide for the raising of funds to finance such a plan. This campaign could then be held after the first of the year. There was general agreement, and Mr. Burton pointed out that through this method aims could be carified and Publicized, and the Civic Services Committee could demonstrate to the community that it had no desire to impose its views on others. The Charleston Chaenges Bureau was mentioned, and Mr . Whitelaw briefy described its function. Mr. place then suggested a program to be drawn up covering the following four points, to be presented to the general meeting: 1] What do we want? in the area planning fied. 2] The reason why. 3] Comparisons with plans of other cities. 4] Program, stressing benefits to mn.eeoitizens. Mr. Whitelaw pointed out that mehods of financing must be provided for his program. For four years his saary has been paid by sources outside of Charleston. This situation cannot continue. It is also necessary to pay an efficient staff, and to have funds for necessary speciaists and other expenses incidenta to any llarge program if it is to be successfu. The Committee agreed to prepare a program as o".tined by Mr. place, and to proceed with plans for contacting other organizations. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Respectfuy submitted Caroine S. Toms Recording Secretary November 6, 1946 [End Page 3]
Title:
Folder 03: CSC Report 24
Creator:
Civic Services Committee
Date:
1946-11-06
Description:
Meeting minutes of the Civic Services Committee (Nov. 6, 1946).
Collection:
Civic Services Committee Papers
Contributing Institution:
Margaretta Childs Archives at Historic Charleston Foundation
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Civic Services Committee--Records and correspondence
Series:
Folder 03: Meeting Minutes
Shelving Locator:
HCF 001
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
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300 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2009, Historic Charleston Foundation. All rights reserved. For more information contact Margaretta Childs Archives at HCF, PO Box 1120, Charleston, SC 29402.