City of Farmington, MO
St. Francois County
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[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009; Ord. No. 11-2I 88 §§1 — 2, 10-22-2012]
A. 
There is established a Historic Preservation Commission, the purpose of which shall be to effect the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects which reflect elements of the City's historic, cultural, aesthetic, archaeological and architectural heritage.
B. 
The Commission shall endeavor to encourage preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of the City's historic structures, districts and neighborhoods.
C. 
The Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council and shall consist of nine (9) members who are residents of the City, including the Mayor if the Mayor chooses to be a member, a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and a member of the City Council. The seven (7) citizen members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
D. 
The Commission may include professional members representing such disciplines as architecture, real estate and other fields related to historic preservation.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
The members of the Historic Preservation Commission shall hold office for three (3) year staggered terms from June first (1st) following their appointment. The Mayor shall before June first (1st) of each year appoint two (2) members who shall hold office for three (3) years and until their successors are appointed.
B. 
Upon the recommendation of the Mayor, a member of the Historic Preservation Commission may be removed by a vote of five (5) members of the City Council. A member may also be removed by six (6) votes of the City Council independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation.
C. 
Any member who is absent for three (3) consecutive regular meetings without being formally excused by the Commission shall forfeit membership.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
Within fifteen (15) days after their appointment, the Historic Preservation Commission shall meet and elect one (1) of its members as Chairman and one (1) as Vice Chairman. The term of the Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be for one (1) year with eligibility for re-election.
B. 
The City Clerk or a person designated by the City Administrator shall be the recording secretary and keep a record of all actions taken at the meeting. A copy of the minutes of every meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission shall be delivered to the City Council and shall be public record.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
Within fifteen (15) days after their appointment, the Historic Preservation Commission shall meet to establish a regular meeting date, and thereafter shall meet at least quarterly. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman or any two (2) members at any time as needed.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
The Historic Preservation Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
1. 
Adopt its own procedural regulations, provided that such regulations are consistent with this Chapter and State Statutes;
2. 
Provide education to the public in historic preservation;
3. 
Maintain an inventory of national register documents and to make them accessible to the public;
4. 
Review and recommend to the City Council the identification of significant historical, architectural and archeological properties, sites, structures or areas as City historic districts or as City historic properties without attaching to those districts or properties any restrictions for receiving this identification;
5. 
Review and recommend to the City Council the designation of City properties fulfilling the requirements, as stipulated in Section 425.080(B), as "A Farmington Historical Property";
6. 
Confer recognition upon the owners of City historic properties or of property or structures within City historic districts by means of letters, certificates, plaques or markers;
7. 
Make recommendations for the design and implementation of specific markings of the streets and routes for City historic districts or historic properties;
8. 
Advise and assist owners of City historic properties or of property or structures within City historic districts on physical and financial aspects of preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and reuse;
9. 
Advise and assist interested parties on procedures for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places;
10. 
Review and comment on any national register nominations submitted to the Historic Preservation Commission when requested by the property owner;
11. 
Review applications for a permit for construction, alteration, removal or demolition affecting properties designated by the City Council as "A Farmington Historical Property";
12. 
Document photographically the historic architectural details of "A Farmington Historical Property" as soon as the Historic Preservation Commission is notified that changes are being considered;
13. 
Hold public hearings as necessary;
14. 
Interpret and apply design guidelines contained in this Chapter relating to "A Farmington Historical Property";
15. 
Review proposed amendments, applications for special use permits or applications for zoning variances that affect City historic districts or City historic properties and to make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission or the Board of Adjustment, as appropriate, prior to any action by Planning and Zoning or the Board of Adjustment;
16. 
Periodically review the zoning ordinance and to recommend to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council any amendments appropriate for the protection and continued use of City historic properties or property and structures within the City historic districts;
17. 
Testify before the City Council, Planning and Zoning and the Board of Adjustment on any matter affecting historically, architecturally and archaeologically significant properties, structures and areas;
18. 
Periodically make recommendations to the City Council and Planning and Zoning on the upgrade of the historic preservation component of the Comprehensive Plan;
19. 
Make recommendations to the City Administrator concerning the application for and use of any Federal, State or private grant, grant-in-aid, gift or bequest awarded to the City to further the general purposes of this Chapter;
20. 
Request from the City Administrator available City staff members as well as other experts for technical advice;
21. 
Promote identification, evaluation and protection of prehistoric and historic archaeological resources within the corporate limits of the City; and
22. 
Undertake appropriate action necessary for the implementation of the powers and duties and purpose of this Chapter; and
23. 
To conduct an ongoing survey and research to identify and document buildings, structures, objects, sites and districts that are of historic, archaeological, architectural, engineering, cultural or scenic significance to the locality, the State or the nation.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
The Historic Preservation Commission shall commence and regularly update a survey of all historic properties within the City of Farmington as defined by this Chapter. The initial survey shall be prepared by the Historic Preservation Commission before any initiative to nominate any historic property can be commenced. The Historic Preservation Commission shall identify potential nominees for designation as historic properties or historic districts and adopt procedures for consideration of them based upon one (1) or more of the following criteria:
1. 
The historic property is in one (1) identifiable neighborhood or distinct geographical area, or is an individual historic property of the City;
2. 
The historic property is associated with a particular person, event or historical period;
3. 
The historic property is of a particular architectural style or school, or of a particular architect, builder, designer or craftsperson;
4. 
The historic property exhibits historic or prehistoric archaeological resources with the potential to contribute to the understanding of historic and prehistoric cultures; and
5. 
Such other criteria as may be adopted by the Historic Preservation Commission to assure systematic survey and nomination of all potential registered historic properties in the City.
The Historic Preservation Commission shall provide to owners of property identified in any completed initial or updated survey a copy of such completed survey, which shall also be maintained with the City Clerk for public inspection.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009; Ord. No. 4-39 §1, 10-28-2013]
No permit shall be issued by the City for construction, additions, alterations, demolition or removal, or relocation of any building or structure listed on a federal, State, or local designation or survey, or for site disturbance or improvements on the historically affected portion of that parcel until the Historic Preservation Commission shall have reviewed the permit application and have issued a response and recommendation to the City Council as to whether the property shall be nominated to the Farmington Historic Registry and/or whether incentives shall be recommended to encourage preservation of the building, structure, or site. This provision shall also apply to such other permit applications as, in the opinion of the Historic Preservation Commission, would detrimentally impact or alter a building, structure, or site that is of potential or known historic, architectural, or archaeological significance. The response and recommendation required by the Historic Preservation Commission shall be issued within fourteen (14) days of the permit application being referred to the Commission, except that the Commission may extend this period for up to thirty (30) additional days for due cause. Upon receipt of the Commission's and City Council's response, authority to issue the permit shall resume. Notwithstanding this Subsection, the City Council may order, by resolution, the issuance of any permit pursuant to this Chapter if the alteration, removal or demolition is necessary for public health, welfare, or safety and shall not be delayed.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
Powers Of Identification And Designation. The City Council, by formal ordinance and upon the completion of the following process, may identify properties as City historic properties and/or for inclusion into an historic district. Identification of City historic districts and historic properties and designation of properties earning the title "A Farmington Historical Property" does not require either Federal or State historic register certification.
B. 
"Farmington Historical Property" Identification.
1. 
Criteria to qualify for identification as an historic property. To qualify for identification as an historic property, each property described in the application must meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
a. 
Its value as part of the heritage or culture of the community;
b. 
Its location as a site of a significant event;
c. 
Its identification with a person or persons who made a significant contribution to the development of the community, State or nation;
d. 
Its distinguishing characteristics of an architectural style or method of construction.
e. 
Its identification as the work of a master builder, designer, architect or landscape architect whose work has influenced the development of the community, State or nation;
f. 
Its elements of design, detailing, materials or craftsmanship which renders it architecturally significant;
g. 
Its design elements that make it structurally innovative;
h. 
Its unique location or physical characteristic that makes it a familiar visual feature of the neighborhood or the community;
i. 
Its character as a particularly fine or unique example of a utilitarian structure with a high level of integrity or architectural significance; and/or
j. 
Its suitability for preservation or restoration.
2. 
Application procedures for identification as an historic property.
a. 
Applications for identification as an historic property may be obtained from the City.
b. 
A completed application for identification as an historic property must be submitted to the City by the owner(s) of the property for which they seek this identification.
C. 
"Farmington Historic District" Identification.
1. 
Criteria to qualify for identification as an historic district.
a. 
There must be at least seven (7) properties lying within the proposed district boundaries.
2. 
Application procedures for identification as an historic district.
a. 
Applications for identification as an historic district may be obtained from the City.
b. 
A completed application for identification as an historic district must be submitted to the City by one (1) of the following:
(1) 
The owner(s) of seven (7) or more properties whose properties are located within a City block to each other and who collectively seek the inclusion of their properties into an historic district; or
(2) 
The Historic Preservation Commission.
D. 
Inclusion Into A Pre-Existing Historic District.
1. 
Criteria to qualify for inclusion into a pre-existing historic district. To qualify for inclusion into a pre-existing district, a property must be identified as a "Farmington Historical Property" and must be located within one-half (½) of a City block to a pre-existing historic district.
2. 
Application procedures for inclusion into a pre-existing historic district.
a. 
Applications for inclusion into a pre-existing historic district may be obtained from the City.
b. 
A completed application for inclusion into an historic district must be submitted to the City by the owner(s) of a property located within one-half (½) of a City block to an already established historic district and who wish their property to be added to that district.
E. 
Review Of Application(s) Seeking Identification As An Historic Property, As An Historic District, Or For Inclusion Into A Pre-Existing Historic District.
1. 
The Historic Preservation Committee shall add each completed application to the agenda of the next regular meeting for review, providing each member of the Commission shall have at least seven (7) days to review the application before the meeting.
2. 
Review of all completed applications will be concluded within the thirty (30) days following the Historic Preservation Commission meeting at which the application was first reviewed unless the Commission concludes that additional information will be necessary before it may make an informed decision. Upon receipt of the last requested additional information, the review will be concluded within thirty (30) days.
3. 
In its review, the Historic Preservation Commission shall be guided by the criteria set out in Section 425.080(B), (C), and (D).
F. 
Recommendation Of The Historic Preservation Commission Relating To Identification As An Historic Property, As An Historic District, Or For Inclusion Into A Pre-Existing Historic District. Upon consideration of the completed application, the Historic Preservation Commission shall, by simple majority vote, decide whether to recommend or not recommend approval of the application to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
1. 
If the vote is to recommend approval, the City shall notify the property owner(s) and shall submit to the Planning and Zoning Commission the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Commission, together with the vote and the rationale of the Commission.
2. 
If the vote is not to recommend approval, the City shall notify the applicant/owner in writing, explaining the recommendation for denial. The City Planner shall meet with the property owner(s) and shall explain the Commission's rationale for its decision. If the property owner(s) then wish to ask the Planning and Zoning Commission to reject the recommendation of the Commission, they may do so. In such case, the property owner(s) shall formally notify the City Planner, in writing, of his/her intent to appeal the recommendation of the Commission to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Upon receipt of that notification, the City Planner or his or her designee shall submit to the Planning and Zoning Commission the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Historic Preservation Commission, together with the vote and the rationale of the Commission.
3. 
If the vote of the Planning and Zoning Commission is to recommend approval, the City shall notify the property owner(s) and shall submit to the City Council the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Commission, together with the vote and the rationale of the Commission.
4. 
If the vote is not to recommend approval, the City shall notify the applicant/owner in writing, explaining the recommendation for denial. The City Planner shall meet with the property owner(s) and shall explain the Commission's rationale for its decision. If the property owner(s) then wish to ask the City Council to reject the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, they may do so. In such case, the property owner(s) shall formally notify the City Planner, in writing, of his/her intent to appeal the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission to the City Council. Upon receipt of that notification, the City Planner or his or her designee shall submit to the City Council the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission, together with the vote and the rationale of the Commission.
5. 
Upon recommendations and report from the Planning and Zoning Commission, the matter shall be set for public hearing before the City Council within sixty (60) days. The Zoning Administrator shall cause public notice of such hearing to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the City not less than fifteen (15) days prior to said hearing. The notice shall include the legal description of the affected parcel of land, the approximate street location or address, and the zoning district in which it is located; the time, place and location of the hearing; the name of the applicant or applicants; and the purpose of the request.
6. 
The decision of the City Council to grant these designations will be conveyed to the relevant property owner(s), the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission.
G. 
Procedure For Identifying "A Farmington Historical Property".
1. 
Criteria to qualify for designation as "A Farmington Historical Property". This designation is the most prestigious recognition granted in the City to an historic property owner. To qualify for this recognition first requires that each property owner(s), following the procedures outlined above, must secure for his/her property designation as an historic property.
2. 
Application for designation as "A Farmington Historical Property".
a. 
Applications for designation as "A Farmington Historical Property", together with a copy of the historic preservation ordinance relating to this designation, may be obtained from the City.
b. 
A completed application for designation as "A Farmington Historical Property" must be submitted to the City by the owner(s) of the property that seeks this designation.
3. 
Recommendation of the Historic Preservation Commission relating to property seeking designation as "A Farmington Historical Property". Upon consideration of the completed application, the Historic Preservation Commission shall, by simple majority vote, decide whether to recommend or not recommend approval of the application to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
4. 
If the vote is to recommend approval, the City Planner, or his or her designee, shall notify the property owner(s) and shall submit to the Planning and Zoning Commission the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Historic Preservation Commission, together with the vote and rationale of the Commission.
5. 
If the vote is not to recommend approval, the City shall notify the applicant/owner in writing, explaining the Commission's rationale for its decision. If the property owner(s) then wish to ask the Planning and Zoning Commission to reject the recommendation of the Commission, they may do so. In such case, the property owner(s) shall formally notify the Chairman of the Commission, in writing, of his/her intent to appeal the recommendation of the Commission to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Upon receipt of that notification, the City Planner, or his or her designee, shall submit to the Planning and Zoning Commission the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Historic Preservation Commission, together with the vote and the rationale of the Commission.
6. 
If the vote is to recommend approval, the City Planner, or his or her designee, shall notify the property owner(s) and shall submit to the City Council the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Commission, together with the vote and rationale of the Commission.
7. 
If the vote is not to recommend approval, the City shall notify the applicant/owner in writing, explaining the Commission's rationale for its decision. If the property owner(s) then wish to ask the City Council to reject the recommendation of the Commission, they may do so. In such case, the property owner(s) shall formally notify the Chairman of the Commission, in writing, of his/her intent to appeal the recommendation of the Commission to the City Council. Upon receipt of that notification, the City Planner, or his or her designee, shall submit to the City Council the completed application, plus any additional data considered by the Historic Preservation Commission, together with the vote and the rationale of the Commission.
8. 
Upon recommendations and report from the Planning and Zoning Commission, the matter shall be set for public hearing before the City Council within sixty (60) days. The Zoning Administrator shall cause public notice of such hearing to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the City not less than fifteen (15) days prior to said hearing. The notice shall include the legal description of the affected parcel of land, the approximate street location or address, and the zoning district in which it is located; the time, place and location of the hearing; the name of the applicant or applicants; and the purpose of the request.
9. 
Action by the City Council. The decision of the City Council to grant this additional designation will be conveyed to the relevant property owner(s), the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission.
H. 
All regulations, restrictions, guidelines and requirements under this Chapter shall be in addition to, and not in place of, all other existing zoning regulations for the City of Farmington, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009; Ord. No. 4-39 §2, 10-28-2013]
A. 
The following design guidelines shall apply to any construction, additions, alterations, demolition or removal, or the relocation of any building or structure, or for site disturbance or improvements to buildings, structures, or properties designated by the City Council, following the process outlined in this Chapter, as a "Farmington historical property" or located within a Farmington Historic District, so that buildings, structures, and properties will be compatible with their original style and character as well as with the surrounding historical buildings, structures, property, or site:
1. 
Height. The height of any proposed alteration or construction shall be compatible with the building type and the surrounding neighborhood.
2. 
Proportions of windows and doors. The proportions and relationships between doors and windows shall be compatible with the building type and the surrounding neighborhood.
3. 
Relationship of building masses and spaces. The relationship of a structure within an historic district to the open space between it and adjoining structures shall be compatible with the building type and the surrounding neighborhood.
4. 
Roof shape. The design of the roof shall be compatible with the building type and the surrounding neighborhood.
5. 
Scale. The scale of the buildings or structures after construction, additions, alterations, or partial demolition shall be compatible with the building type and the surrounding neighborhood.
6. 
Directional expression and compatibility. Facades of building or structures designated as a "Farmington historical property" or located within a Farmington Historic District shall blend with other structures with regard to directional expression and orientation to the streetscape. Structures shall not be significantly higher or wider than surrounding structures. The directional expression of a structure after construction, additions, alterations, or partial demolition shall be compatible with its original architectural style and character.
7. 
Architectural details.
a. 
Architectural details and materials shall be treated so as to make an historic building, structure, property, or site compatible with its original design or its predominant architectural style.
b. 
Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided if possible. When replacement is required, the new feature shall match the old design and, where economically feasible, materials.
c. 
Changes that create a false sense of historic architecture shall not be undertaken. Most properties change over time; those changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right may be retained and preserved or the property may be restored to its original period.
d. 
Chemical or physical treatments for surface cleaning of structures, if appropriate, shall be undertaken using the gentlest means possible. Sandblasting is not recommended.
8. 
Archaeological resources. Significant archaeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.
9. 
Signage. The size, color, texture, lighting, and character of signs shall be in keeping with the historic or architectural character of the individual property and the surrounding district and shall comply with all City ordinances. The Historic preservation Commission shall provide approval or denial of an historic preservation construction permit in accordance with this Chapter prior to any sign installation, alteration, or relocation for those buildings, structures, properties, or sites designated as a "Farmington historic property" or located within a Farmington Historic District.
10. 
Landscaping. Landscaping shall be compatible with the architectural character and appearance of the surrounding structures. Landscaping with native or adaptive plants, if appropriate, shall be used to enhance the sustainability of the historic site. Adding natural, sustainable features to the site, such as shade trees, if appropriate, to reduce cooling loads for the historic building, structure, property, or site are encouraged. Landscaping shall be in accordance with all City ordinances and land use regulations specified within this Title.
11. 
Paint color. In keeping with the historic or architectural character, paint colors shall be used to accentuate the building's architectural details and harmonize with surrounding properties. No action is necessary if color and texture remains the same. Avoid painting previously unpainted surfaces such as brick, stone, copper, or bronze. The painting of brick surfaces may be permissible if inappropriate patching and repairs have been made over time and the visual integrity of the surface has been compromised or if the painting achieves a more desirable aesthetic effect. The Historic Preservation Commission shall provide approval or denial of any color, shade, tint, or texture change to existing painted or colored surfaces specified herein and those utilized for any new construction, additions, alterations, or improvements to buildings, structures, or properties, or sites designated as a "Farmington historic property" or located within a Farmington Historic District.
12. 
Mailboxes. Mailboxes shall be in accordance with the period of the building and shall be in keeping with the historic or architectural character of the individual property in terms of design, material, size, and scale. Mailboxes shall be in accordance with the placement, height, and installation standards of the United States Postal Service.
13. 
Light fixtures. Exterior lighting shall reflect the historic period of the architectural character and appearance of surrounding structures. Proposed exterior lighting must be approved by the Historic Preservation Commission in terms of design, materials, size, scale, location, wattage, and angle of illumination.
14. 
Sculpture. Sculptures shall be compatible in design, materials, size, scale, and location with the architectural character of the surrounding landscaping.
15. 
Fences, gazeboes, arbors, and pergolas. All fences, landscaping panels, gazeboes, arbors, pergolas, and similar buildings or structures shall be in keeping with the historic or architectural character of the individual property in terms of design, material, size, scale, and to the location on the historic property.
16. 
Miscellaneous installations. Miscellaneous installations, including but not limited to satellite dishes, antennas, towers, accessory equipment or components, chimneys, skylights, and other exterior building elements shall be compatible with the original design or the building's predominant architectural style, character, and the appearance of surrounding buildings and structures.
17. 
Construction trailers, temporary office or storage structures, and construction materials. All construction trailers, temporary office or storage structures, construction materials, and debris shall be removed from a designated historic construction or demolition site within fourteen (14) days of the substantial completion of said construction or demolition activity or prior to the issuance of a permanent certificate of completion of an historic preservation construction or demolition permit.
18. 
Ordinary maintenance. Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prevent the ordinary maintenance or repair of any exterior element of any building, structure, property, or site. "Ordinary maintenance" shall be defined as work for which a City permit is not required by this Title, or where the purpose and effect of such work is to correct any deterioration or decay of or damage to a building or structure and to restore the same to its condition prior to the occurrence of such deterioration, decay, or damage.
19. 
Exclusion. This Chapter shall not be construed to prevent the reconstruction or demolition of any such elements which may be certified to the Commission as being required for health, safety, or community welfare.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
The guidelines for the issuance of an historic property construction permit are:
1. 
An historic property construction permit shall be required for construction, additions, alterations, demolition or removal, or for the relocation of buildings or structures, or for site disturbance or improvements, and including any activity requiring a City permit required by this Title or Code. The requirements of this Chapter and Section shall apply to those properties which are designated by the City Council, following the process outlined in this Chapter, as a "Farmington historical property" or located within a Farmington Historic District, so that buildings, structures, properties, and sites shall be compatible with their original style and character as well as to the surrounding historical buildings, structures, properties, or sites. Preliminary or conditional approval may be requested of and granted by the Historic Preservation Commission for an historic preservation construction permit which would meet and promote the spirit and intent of this Chapter and Title.
[Ord. No. 4-39 §3, 10-28-2013]
2. 
In addition to the exterior work outlined in the ICC Code, an historic property construction permit will be required for other work which includes, but is not limited to, addition, alteration or removal of architectural or decorative details as well as signage.
3. 
An historic property construction permit will not be required for ordinary maintenance or repair of any exterior element of any building or structure. Ordinary maintenance is defined in Section 425.090(10).
4. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (A)(4), which listed those activities exempted from the requirements for an historic property construction permit, was repealed 10-28-2013 by §4 of Ord. No. 4-39.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
When an historic property construction permit is required, the applicant shall:
1. 
Contact the City to discuss the work and to determine the need for an historic property construction permit and/or building permit.
2. 
If an historic property construction permit is needed, an application should be made to the City. The City will forward the completed application, along with a plan and a current photograph of the property, to the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants may also be required to submit plans or other information as may be required for such review. Applicants may also submit information deemed necessary to substantiate any claim, including that regarding economic feasibility.
3. 
Make every effort to attend the Historic Preservation Commission meeting during which the application is reviewed. Regular meeting dates and times shall be listed on the application form.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A. 
When a completed application for historic property construction permit has been submitted to the Historic Preservation Commission, the Commission shall:
1. 
Add the application to the agenda of the next regular meeting for review. The Commission may call a special meeting to review routine applications when delay to the next regular scheduled meeting would create an unnecessary inconvenience to the applicant.
2. 
Review of all applications will be completed within fifteen (15) days. If the Commission cannot meet the time frame specified, due to lack of a quorum, and the applicant desires a decision, the Chairman or Vice Chairman designate of the Commission shall have the authority to recommend the approval or denial of the permit.
3. 
To review the economic feasibility of restoration and/or preservation work in all applications for an historic property construction permit so as not to impose an economic hardship on any property owner.
4. 
Recommendation for approval or denial of the application may be made upon consideration by the Commission or within fifteen (15) days if additional information is required.
5. 
Upon recommendation of approval by the Historic District Commission, the City shall issue the permit.
6. 
A denial shall be accompanied by a statement of reasons for that denial. The City Administrator and the City Planner shall meet with the applicant as soon as possible in an attempt to resolve the differences between the owner and the Historic District Commission. If unable to resolve those differences, the City Administrator shall refer the matter to the Board of Adjustment if the property owner desires to appeal. The applicant may amend the application at any time during the review process or reapply at a later date.
7. 
The Historic Preservation Commission shall meet and take under consideration the application within forty-five (45) days after the Commission has been notified. If the Commission does not meet in the required time frame, the application shall be forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
8. 
Once an historic property construction permit has been issued, any minor changes, as determined by the City Planner, may be approved without the submission of a new application. All major changes must be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission.
[Ord. No. 11-2I 67 §1, 10-7-2009]
A stop work order may be issued whenever any work is commenced without a valid permit, whenever any work is commenced after the revocation or suspension of a permit when construction does not meet Code requirements or if whenever any unsafe conditions exist. A summons to Municipal Court may be issued for violation of a stop work order.