MAY 17, 1989
TO: HECTOR MIRON
FROM: DAVID SCOTT 9)
SUBJECT: AGENDA FOR THE MAY 31 BOARD MEETING
You gave me the agenda for the board/foundation meeting with
certain elements marked as concerning me.
The first is item III. 3. under old business for the foundation.
Bruce and I will in concert with Mr. Hart produce the necessary
site specific guidelines required. I presume this would include
a short history of the. site, photographs of the building and
specific known or suspected archaeological resources located
within the lot.
The second is item III. I. under old business for the board.
Bruce will have completed his preliminary archaeological
investigation by the meeting and will be able to address the
historic evidence he has uncovered. I contacted Mr. Bob
Steinbach as Mr. Newton requested to ask him about any
archaeological information that he had recovered during his
research in the east wing. He stated that the east wing project
was halted before any archaeological excavation could take place
because of lack of funds and that he could 'not supply us with any
more detailed information than Bruce is likely to find in his
I suspect that we will determine that the floor was tabby
and in that regard I have started on the process of developing a
sample to use as a specification standard for the bidding on a
new floor. We have treated one of the tabby artifacts recovered
from the site with linseed oil to determine the "look" we desire
to achieve. With further archaeological support we should have
no problem developing guidelines to allow us to have a new tabby
floor installed in the east wing. The cost estimate of $8,325
supplied by Mr. Weeks should hold and might be reduced through
the bidding process. At this point the only element that might
raise the price of a tabby floor would be if the archaeological
evidence demands that we grind the floor to produce the desired
look. Mr. Weeks initial estimate does not include grinding.
The third item is III. 2. under old business for the board. It
concerns the initial steps for the St. Augustine History Museum.
As you know'Susan Parker is the project chairperson of the Lobby
Museum project and she would be in a better position to address
this issue. Furthermore. I will be out of town for the May 25th
meeting with Mr. Burke, the potential designer/project manager
and that meeting will certainly be an issue in the presentation
of the initial steps. Susan has also been doing the initial
research for the governor's office as well as other background
cc/ EN, BP, SP