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HPTNA Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm


Harry Lesesne with Charleston Parks Conservatory presented the Conservatory’s plan for changes to Hampton Park, specifically the concession stand and superintendant’s building.

  1. Concession stand to become a small cafe, no full kitchen, would serve beer and wine, hopefully to open spring/summer of 2016
  2. Superintendant’s building to be redone, become a venue for small events, a community building.  Expect 2-2 ½ years for completion.
  3. Final reading with Charleston City Council scheduled for July 21st.


Allen Park Committee Report – Michael Varnadore

  1. Check neighborhood website for updates, also to request receiving emails
  2. Fall event in September, possibly jazz
  3. December holiday sing along


Fall Home Tour Update – Mark Lang

  1. Tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, 1-4 pm.
  2. 12 homes will be available
  3. Suggestions for neighborhood ideas to fund with proceeds from the tour included a community garden, playground equipment for the new playground, dress up the telephone poles on President St., donating to the Hampton Park Conservatory and Allen Park Events.


Mayoral candidates Ginny Derrin, William Gregorie and Maurice Washington spoke briefly to introduce themselves, present their backgrounds and future thoughts for Charleston.

Scott Riddle, a HPT resident, presented his plan to encourage neighborhood composting.

There was a brief discussion regards raccoons in the neighborhood and noted that the city is not responsible for removing them.  Neighbors were reminded to be aware of securely closing trash bins.


The meeting was adjourned 8:00pm.  The next meeting will be at 7:00 pm, September 15, 2015.