[Adopted 10-8-1975 by Ord. No. 442-75]
There is hereby established under the provisions of the Historic Districts Act, General Laws, Chapter 40C, as amended by Chapter 359 of the Acts of 1971, Chapter 282 of the Acts of 1974 and MGL c. 40, § 8D, a Fitchburg Historical Commission consisting of seven members appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the City Council.
Required membership will include, where possible:
In addition, the Commission will include four other members so that it will represent a variety of organizations and individuals whose interests are allied with historic preservation. If possible, this should include:
A lawyer who can be of help to the Commission in interpreting the Historic Districts Act.
A professional historian or architectural historian who can supervise continuing research on the Historic District and can provide statements on the significance of individual buildings when necessary.
A member from the Planning Board who can ensure cooperation between planning and the Historic District.
A resident or owner of property in the district. This can be waived and a substitute made if the number of residents or individual owners within a district or districts is small.
When the Commission is first established, two members shall be appointed for a term of one year, two shall be appointed for a term of two years and three shall be appointed for a term of three years. Thereafter, terms will be for three years.
There is hereby established, under the provisions of the Historic Districts Act, the Monument Park Historic District as shown on the map entitled "Monument Park Historic District" and attached to this article.
Editor's Note: The Historic District map is on file in the office of the City Clerk.
The Fitchburg Historical Commission shall have the power and duty of judging the appropriateness of construction or alterations within the district in accordance with the Historic Districts Act.