About three weeks ago, a town of Wrightsville Beach employee discovered the stained glass Station 7 Trolley Stop Marker at the public parking lot near Crystal Pier was broken.
At the Wrightsville Beach Historic Landmark Commissionís Monday, Sept. 9 meeting, the commission approved a replacement of the marker, which designates where the old Beach Car trolley line would stop on the south end.
Town planner Eryn Moller said the last stained glass trolley marker to be replaced was the one in front of the Carolina Yacht Club in 2011. Local artist Susan Tharin crafted the marker and Moller said it cost the town around $125.
The historic landmark commission agreed to use money from its $800 Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget to commission a replacement piece.
Carolina Yacht Club manager Kevin Smith and yacht club board member Cothran Harris also presented the historic landmark commission with the preliminary plans to re-shingle the entirety of the historically designated club.
Also a local architect, Harris said the club would like to use a dark green architectural shingle on each of the clubís buildings. The project would take place in the spring of 2014, he said.
Although the historic landmark commission was not asked to approve the historical appropriateness of the request, the commission and Moller said the proposed shingles would be deemed appropriate.
At the end of the commissionís meeting Moller also mentioned that a new planning staff intern would be starting the following week to begin compiling a catalogue of all properties within the town that could be historically designated.