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Commission approves two items

Within 15 minutes, members of the Historical Commission had ironed out recent requests. Both agenda items, a new sign for the Wells Fargo on Alabama Avenue and the replacement of rotten wood at 21 Church St., were approved.

The new sign is ex post facto, meaning it has already occurred and is now approved for formalities. Replacement wood for the Church Street building will be painted its current color.

“It was remarkably quiet today,” said Historic Commission Chairperson Scott Patterson.

Other meetings this year have been more heated because of conversations about the fate of the old Y.M.C.A. building on Broad Street.

The Commission is a governmental entity appointed to regulate local building.

“We serve as the architectural review board and the historic commission,” Patterson said. “We try to preserve the historic buildings in Selma.”