[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dundee 9-10-1985 by Res. No. 17-85; amended in its entirety 4-12-2005 by Res. No. 2005-08. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Dundee recognizes the significance of historical buildings and their importance.
The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Dundee recognizes the need to establish a Historic District Committee to assist in the enhancement, perpetuation and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures and other objects having special character or special historical or aesthetic interest or value.
[Amended 4-25-2006 by Res. No. 2006-7]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HISTORICAL DISTRICT
- Includes sites, buildings, structures and other objects determined to be of or possess special character or historical or aesthetic interest or value deserving protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use.
The Board of Trustees hereby declares that the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and preservation of historic districts is a public purpose to primote the education, pleasure and general welfare of the citizens of the village. It is the purpose of this chapter to provide for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and preservation of historic districts for the educational, cultural and economic welfare of the public; to safeguard the heritage of the Village by preserving those areas, buildings, etc., which are designated as historic districts; to strengthen the Village's economic base by stimulation of the tourist industry; and to improve property values and foster economic development.
New members will be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
[Added 12-28-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2012]
The Chairperson shall be appointed by the Mayor at the start of each fiscal year of the Village government. In the absence of such appointment the members shall choose the Chairperson by majority vote.
In the name of the Village and with the consent of the Mayor and the Board of Trustees, the Historic District Committee may apply for, receive or expend any federal, state or private grant, grant-in-aid, gift or bequest, with approval of the Village Board of Trustees, in furtherance of the general purpose of this chapter. The Board of Trustees shall annually appropriate funds within budget limitations for the operation of the Committee, and the Committee shall submit an annual report of its activities to the Mayor and Board of Trustees for approval. The Committee may also attempt to raise funds through any legal means to be used in furtherance of this chapter.