[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Little Egg Harbor; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established an Historic Preservation Commission in the Township of Little Egg Harbor in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-107.
The Historic Preservation Commission shall consist of five members and two alternates appointed by the Mayor of Little Egg Harbor Township. The members of the Historic Preservation Commission shall designate one of its members as Chairman of the Commission. The membership of the Historic Preservation Commission shall be broken down into three categories as follows:
Class A. There shall be one Class A member who shall be a person knowledgeable in building design and construction or architectural history and who may reside outside the municipality.
Class B. There shall be one Class B member who shall be a person knowledgeable or with a demonstrated interest in local history and who may reside outside the municipality.
Class C. There shall be three Class C members who shall be citizens of the municipality who shall hold no other municipal office, position, or employment, except for membership on the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment.
There shall be two alternate members who shall meet the qualifications of Class C members.
The Class A member shall be initially appointed to a two-year term and thereafter all appointments shall be for four years.
The Class B member shall initially be appointed for a term of three years, and thereafter for a term of four years.
The Class C members shall have initial appointments for terms of one, two and three years, respectively. One Class C member shall be appointed for a one-year term, one Class C member shall be appointed for a two-year term, and one Class C member shall be appointed for a three-year term. Thereafter, all Class C member appointments shall be for four-year terms.
Alternates, who shall be designated as Alternate No. 1 and Alternate No. 2, shall be appointed for initial terms of one year for Alternate No. 1 and two years for Alternate No. 2. Thereafter, terms of both alternate members shall be two years.
A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term only.
Notwithstanding any other provision herein, the term of any member common to the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Board shall be for the terms of membership on the Planning Board; and the term of any member common to the Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Adjustment shall be for the term of membership on the Board of Adjustment.
The Historic Preservation Commission shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman from its members and select a Secretary who may or may not be a member of the Historic Preservation Commission or a municipal employee.
Alternate members may participate in discussions of the proceedings but may not vote, except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member. In the event that a choice must be made as to which alternate member is to vote, Alternate No. 1 shall vote.
No member of any Historic Preservation Commission shall act on any manner in which he or she has, directly or indirectly, any personal or financial interest.
A member of a historic preservation body may, after public hearing, if he or she requests, be removed by the governing body for cause.
The Historic Preservation Commission shall have the following duties:
Prepare a survey of historic sites of the municipality pursuant to criteria identified in the Survey Report.
Make recommendations to the Planning Board on the historic preservation plan element of the Master Plan and on the implications for preservation of historic sites of any other Master Plan elements.
Advise the Planning Board on the inclusion of historic sites in the recommended Capital Improvement Program.
Advise the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment on applications for development pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-110, historic zoning districts.
Carry out such other advisory, educational and informational functions as will promote historic preservation in the municipality.