[Adopted 10-7-1986, approved 10-9-1986 (Ch. 33, Art. IV, of the 1984 Code); amended in its entirety 8-7-2012, approved 8-9-2012]
The permanent Urban Cultural Park Commission of the City of Kingston established by the Common Council of the City of Kingston on October 7, 1986, in accordance with the Urban Cultural Park Management Plan, as approved by the Common Council resolution dated July 1, 1986, by the Mayor of the City of Kingston on July 2, 1986, and by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) on July 17, 1986, shall hereinafter be known as the "Heritage Area Commission." The Commission shall continue to exist until further resolution of the Common Council.
The Heritage Area Commission shall be charged with the responsibility of advising the Mayor and the Common Council on all matters related to the Kingston Heritage Area and its programs in a manner consistent with the concepts, goals and objectives set forth in relevant state and local legislation regarding New York State Heritage Areas and in the Urban Cultural Park Management Plan. The Commission shall also function as the review board as set forth in § 405-31.2 of the Code of the City of Kingston and perform the functions of said review board as provided in that section of the Code with respect to the Broadway Overlay District Design Standards.
Said Commission shall consist of 11 members appointed by the Mayor.
The terms of the members from the Commission shall be three years. For the initial terms, three members will be continued for three years, three members for four years and three members for five years. The Mayor may appoint nonvoting advisory members as warranted as representatives of the City of Kingston Planning Office and/or Planning Board, the City of Kingston Fire Department Building Safety Division, the Zoning Board of the City of Kingston, the Ulster Performing Arts Center, the Senate House, the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Trolley Museum.
A Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall be elected on an annual basis from among the membership.
The Commission shall meet at least once per month or at the call of its Chairperson. A quorum shall consist of a majority of all members, and a vote of the majority of all members, present or not, shall be necessary for any vote taken. The Commission may adopt its own rules and regulations for the conduct of its business but shall not have authority to adopt rules that alter the terms of the Code of the City of Kingston.
The Commissioners shall serve without pay.
Editor's Note: Former Article V, Recreation Commission, of Ch. 33 of the 1984 Code, was deleted 12-2-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997, approved 12-17-1997. Former Art. V of this Ch. 22, Environmental Conservation Commission, adopted 8-7-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984, approved 8-28-1984, as Ch. 44 of the 1984 Code, was repealed 12-16-1999 by L.L. No. 2-2000, approved 1-3-2000.