Town of Orange, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 12-20-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 73-1 District established; delineation of boundaries.

To promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public and to preserve the unique architectural heritage of certain portions of the Town of Orange through the preservation and protection of buildings, places and districts of historic interest, by the maintenance of such, as landmarks in the history of architecture and of the town and through the development of appropriate settings for such buildings, places and districts, pursuant to Sections 7-147a through 7-147m,[1] inclusive, of the General Statutes of Connecticut, as the same may be amended (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"), there is hereby established an historic district in the town to be known as "The Orange Historic District" (the "District"). The District is composed of the 27 parcels of property shown on a map, dated December 2, 1977, entitled, PROPOSED HISTORIC DISTRICT, TOWN OF ORANGE, prepared by Richard A. Mason, which is on file in the Land Records of the Town of Orange as Map No. 901, to which reference is made by this chapter. The boundaries of said District described with reference to said map are as follows:
Commencing from a point located on the westerly boundary of Orange Center Road 670 feet, more or less, north of the northern corner of the intersection of Meetinghouse Lane and Orange Center Road, the Historic District is bounded:
NORTHERLY for 285 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of the Orange Cemetery Association;
WESTERLY for 295 feet, more or less, by other land of the Southern New England Telephone Company along a line defined by and being in part an extension of the westerly boundary line of land now or formerly of Charles Enders and Ruth Enders;
SOUTHERLY for 123 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Albert M. Clark and Hannah Clark Russell;
WESTERLY for 307.1 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Albert M. Clark and Hannah Clark Russell;
NORTHERLY for 136.5 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Albert M. Clark and Hannah Clark Russell;
WESTERLY for 200 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Albert M. Clark and Hannah Clark Russell; and then
across Meetinghouse Lane by a line which is an extension of the westerly boundary line of land now or formerly of Albert M. Clark, Jr., and Charlotte R. Clark, and then by the southerly boundary of Meetinghouse Lane for 250 feet, more or less, to the northwest corner of land now or formerly of Marie Louise Coppolla and Louis L. Coppolla; and then
WESTERLY for 124.8 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Frederick C. Pilbro and Audrey J. Pilbro;
SOUTHERLY for 230 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Hannah Clark Russell;
WESTERLY from that point for 359 feet, more or less, along a straight line to the northwest corner of land now or formerly of Kenyon H. Case, by land now or formerly of Hannah Clark Russell;
WESTERLY for 92 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Hannah Clark Russell;
SOUTHERLY for 59 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Hannah Clark Russell;
WESTERLY for 136 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Hannah Clark Russell;
SOUTHERLY for 300 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Hannah Clark Russell; and then
across Orange Center Road by a line which is an extension of the southerly boundary line of land now or formerly of Albert M. Clark III and Susan Clark, and then by the easterly boundary of Orange Center Road for 320 feet, more or less, to the southwest corner of land now or formerly of Norman W. Boppert; and then
SOUTHERLY for 251.6 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Helen Racz, et al;
EASTERLY for 220.7 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Arthur Boppert and Gemma Boppert; and then
across Porter Lane by a straight line to the southeast corner of land now or formerly of Leonard Pollack and Sonya A. Pollack; and then
EASTERLY for 302 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Marie Johnston;
SOUTHERLY for 15 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Marie Johnston;
EASTERLY for 30 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Marie Johnston;
EASTERLY for 128 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Kathryn B. Clark, et al;
EASTERLY for 260 feet, more or less, by other lands of Kathryn B. Clark, et al;
SOUTHERLY for 30 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Kathryn B. Clark, et al;
EASTERLY for 316 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of the Town of Orange; and then
across Tyler City Road by a line which is an extension of the easterly boundary line of land now or formerly of the Town of Orange, and then by the northerly boundary of Tyler City Road for 217 feet, more or less, to the intersection of the northerly boundary of Tyler City Road and a line defined by and being an extension of the easterly face of the Town Hall; and then
EASTERLY for 275 feet, more or less, along a line defined by and being in part an extension of the easterly face of the Town Hall and of the Fire House, by other lands of the Town of Orange;
SOUTHERLY for 90 feet, more or less, along a line defined by and being in part an extension of the southerly face of a projection of Mary Tracy School, by other lands of the Town of Orange;
EASTERLY for 130 feet, more or less, along a line defined by an easterly face of the Mary Tracy School, by other lands of the Town of Orange;
SOUTHERLY for 40 feet, more or less, along a southerly face of the Mary Tracy School, by other lands of the Town of Orange;
EASTERLY for 225 feet, more or less, along a line defined by and being in part an extension of the easterly face of the Mary Tracy School to the southerly boundary of Schoolhouse Lane, by other lands of the Town or Orange;
SOUTHERLY for 120 feet, more or less, along the southerly boundary of Schoolhouse Lane, by land now or formerly of the Town of Orange; and then
across Schoolhouse Lane to the southeast corner of land now or formerly of the Town of Orange by a line which is an extension of the easterly boundary line of land now or formerly of the Town of Orange; and then
EASTERLY for 150 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers;
NORTHERLY for 75 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers;
EASTERLY for 151 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers;
NORTHERLY for 143.1 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers;
WESTERLY for 150 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers;
NORTHERLY for 25 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers;
EASTERLY for 50 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers;
NORTHERLY for 155 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Harriet W. Rogers to the easterly boundary of Orange Center Road; and then
by the easterly boundary of Orange Center Road for 330 feet, more or less, to a point opposite the point of beginning, and then across Orange Center Road by a straight line to the point of beginning.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former §§ 7-147l and 7-147m of the Connecticut General Statutes were repealed 1980, P.A. 80-314, § 12. For the subject matter of former § 7-147l, see now § 7-147b.

§ 73-2 Historic District Commission.

To carry out the purposes of this chapter in accordance with the provisions of the Act, there is hereby established the Orange Historic District Commission (the "Commission").
A. 
The Commission shall consist of five members, all of whom shall be electors of the town holding no salaried municipal office, appointed by the First Selectman in accordance with Section 6.90 and Section 4.4 of the Charter of the Town of Orange. Original members shall be appointed within 15 days after the effective date of this chapter. All members shall serve without compensation.
B. 
The terms of the original members shall be set by the appointing authority and shall be such that the term of at least one original member shall expire on the anniversary of the initial appointments in each succeeding year. All subsequent appointments shall be for terms of five years set by the appointing authority, except that an appointment to fill an unexpired term shall be for a duration of said unexpired term only.
C. 
The appointing authority may in like manner appoint up to a maximum of five alternate members in accordance with Section 7-147c of the General Statutes.
D. 
Within 30 days after the appointment of the original members of the Commission, the Commission shall meet and the members shall elect from their number a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Clerk of the Commission to serve for one year. Annually thereafter at a meeting of the Commission within 30 days after the anniversary of the appointment of original members, the members shall elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Clerk of the Commission to serve for that year.
E. 
The Commission shall have such powers and responsibilities, perform such functions, and be subject to such limitations as shall from time to time be prescribed under the General Statutes of Connecticut. The Commission shall adopt rules of procedure and have authority to enforce regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of said statutes, of the Town Charter, and of this chapter, and may, subject to appropriation and approval of the Board of Selectmen, employ clerical and technical assistants or consultants and accept money gifts, expend the same for the purposes enumerated in the Act and in this chapter.
F. 
The Commission shall meet not less frequently than once annually but may meet at any time at a behest of the Chairman or upon a request for a meeting made by two of the other members of the Commission. The times and places for meetings shall be determined by the Chairman.

§ 73-3 Notification of property owners within District.

The following, alphabetically listed by last name, are the owners of real property located within the District to whom notice of public hearing has been given pursuant to Section 7-147b(e) of the General Statutes: Boppert, Norman W.; Case, Kenyon H.; Clark, Albert M. III and Susan A.; Clark, Kathryn B., Benjamin T. III, and Donald F.; CoFrancesco, Augustine P. and Romily C.; Cole, Kenneth J. and Betsy P.; Coppolla, Marie Rose and Louis L.; Enders, Ruth W. and Charles; Madden, Edward J. and Ruth T.; Marchant, Louise B.; McGuire, Maria Theresa Helen; Olson, Vera M.; Orange Congregational Church; Pollack, Leonard and Sonya A.; Russell, Hannah Clark; Southern New England Telephone Company; Speaker, Bertha E.; Town of Orange; and Wollenberg, Carlton A. and Sandra P.

§ 73-4 Record of chapter.

This chapter and any amendment hereof shall be recorded in the land records of the Town of Orange and indexed by the Town Clerk in the grantor index under the names of the owners of record of such real property as is included within the District.