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33-123.01 Establishment.  The historic preservation board is hereby established to implement the historic preservation provisions of this chapter.

33-123.02 Board membership, officers, etc.

(a) Membership

       1.The historic preservation board shall have seven members appointed by the city commission.  One member of the board shall be a registered architect, if available.  The         remaining six appointments shall be made on the basis of civic pride, integrity, experience, and interest in the field of historic preservation.  The city commission should,         whenever possible, appoint a representative from each of the following areas of expertise:        

             a.  History.        

             b.  Real estate or real property appraisal.        

             c.  Urban planning.        

             d. Engineering or building construction

      2. At least four of the seven members shall be residents of the City of DeLand.  Three of the seven members may be nonresidents who own land in a Historic District.

      3. Each member shall be appointed to a three-year term except that, initially, two members shall be appointed for a term of one year, three members shall be appointed for a       term of two years, and two members shall be appointed for a term of three years.  No person may serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.  Persons disqualified by       this provision may be reappointed after one year elapses after the expiration of the second term of service.

      4. When a position becomes vacant before the end of the term, the city commission shall appoint a substitute member within 60 days to fill the vacancy for the duration of the       vacated term.  A member whose term expires may continue to serve until a successor is appointed and qualified.

     5. An individual who misses three regularly scheduled meetings during any calendar year without good cause shall be deemed to have resigned from that board and is not      eligible for reappointment to that or any other board for at least one year.  In that event, the city clerk shall notify the individual that this position will be declared vacant by the      commission at the next regularly scheduled commission meeting unless the individual demonstrates good cause for having been absent.  In addition, the commission may      terminate the appointment of any board member for cause including, but not limited to, excessive absences and conflict of interest, upon giving notice and an opportunity to be      heard.  The commission shall take any and all action it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

(b) Officers.  The members of the board shall annually elect a chair and vice chair from among the members and may create and fill other offices, as the board deems necessary.

(c) Subcommittees.

      1.The board shall create whatever subcommittees it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of the board.        

      2.The chair of the board shall annually appoint the membership of each subcommittee from the members of the board.

(d) Staffing.  The historic resource coordinator shall appoint a city employee to serve as secretary to the board, recorder and custodian of all board records.

(e) Compensation.  Members shall not be compensated.

(f) Funding.  The city commission shall appropriate funds to permit the historic preservation board to perform its prescribed functions.

(g) Required meetings.  The board shall meet at least four times each year and minutes of each meeting shall be kept.  Meetings will be conducted according to rules of procedure adopted by the board.

33-123.03 General functions, powers and duties.

(a) Generally.  It shall be the general responsibility of the historic resources coordinator to take appropriate action to ensure that the historic preservation previsions of this chapter are implemented.

(b) Specifically.  It shall be the specific responsibility of the historic preservation board to:

  1. ‍Update the official inventory of cultural resources and submit to the city commission recommendations and documentation concerning the updating.
  2. ‍Develop programs to stimulate public interest in urban neighborhood conservation, to participate in the adaptation of existing codes, ordinances, procedures, and programs to reflect urban neighborhood conservation policies and goals.
  3. ‍Explore funding and grant sources and advise property owners concerning which might be available for identification, protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.
  4. ‍Cooperate with agencies of city, county, regional, state and federal governments in planning proposed and future projects to reflect historic preservation concerns and policies, and assist in the development of proposed and future land use plans.
  5. Advise property owners and local government agencies concerning the proper protection, maintenance, enhancement, and preservation of cultural resources.
  6. ‍Advise the city commission concerning the effects of local government actions on cultural resources.
  7. ‍Review and recommend the designation of sites, buildings, structures, objects, and districts, both public and private, as historically or architecturally significant.
  8. ‍Approve or deny petitions for certificate of appropriateness required under the historic preservation regulations in this chapter.
  9. ‍Notify the historic resource coordinator who shall take appropriate action when it appears that there has not been compliance with the historic preservation regulations of this chapter.
  10. ‍Assist in developing a historic preservation element to be incorporated into the City of DeLand’s Comprehensive Plan and, if necessary, make recommendations for amendments to historic preservation goals, objectives and policies in the plan.

(Ord. No. 2002-09,  1,2,2-18-02)

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