[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bellefonte 11-2-1970 by Ord. No. 660 (Ch. 270 of the 1979 Codified Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 10-3-2016 by Ord. No. 10032016-03]
A board of historical architectural review is hereby established. Such Board shall be composed of seven members appointed by Council, one of whom shall be a registered architect or landscape architect, one a licensed real estate broker, one the Borough Building Code Official, one a business owner with their principal place of business in the Bellefonte Borough Historic District, and three additional persons with a knowledge of or an interest in the preservation of the District. The initial terms of the first five members of the Board shall be as follows: one shall serve until the first Monday of January 1972, two until the first Monday of January 1973, and two until the first Monday of January 1974. Their successors shall serve for terms of five years. The first of the additional appointments shall serve until the first Monday in January 1980, and the second shall serve until the first Monday of January 1981. The position of any member of the Board appointed in his capacity as a registered architect, a licensed real estate broker or as the Borough Building Code Official who ceases to be so engaged shall be automatically considered vacant. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term.
The Board of Historical Architectural Review shall give counsel to Council regarding the advisability of issuing certificates required to be issued pursuant to the Act of June 13, 1961, referred to in § 330-1 and Chapter 330. For that purpose, the Board may make and alter rules and regulations for its own organization and procedure consistent with this chapter, Chapter 330 and the laws of the commonwealth. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum, and action taken at any meeting shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation and shall make an annual report of their transactions to Council. The Board may, pursuant to appropriations by Council, employ secretarial assistants, pay their salaries and wages, and incur other necessary expenses.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 8001 et seq., the Municipal Historic Districts Law.
Council shall act as Secretary to the Board of Historical Architectural Review.