[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Old Saybrook 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 60. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 303.
To promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the Town through the preservation and protection of buildings, places and districts of historic interest by the maintenance of such landmarks in the history of architecture and of the Town, and through the development of appropriate settings for such buildings, places and districts, there is hereby established a Historic District in the Town, to be known as the "North Cove Historic District."
The boundaries of said Historic District are hereby fixed and defined in the manner shown on the aforesaid map.
Editor's Note: The "aforesaid map" refers to the map recommended by the Historic District Study Committee on which is indicated the North Cove Historic District, which map is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
An Historic District Commission is hereby established which shall consist of five members and three alternate members, none of whom shall hold a salaried public municipal office in said Town, to be appointed within 15 days of the effective date of this chapter by the Board of Selectmen in such a manner that one member shall be appointed for a term expiring on December 1, 1985, one for a term expiring on December 1, 1986, one for a term expiring December 1, 1987, one for a term expiring December 1, 1988, and one for a term expiring on December 1, 1989, one alternate for a term expiring on December 1, 1985, one alternate member for term expiring on December 1, 1986, and one alternate member for a term expiring on December 1, 1987. All subsequent appointments shall be made by the Board of Selectmen and shall be for a term of five years except that an appointment to fill an unexpired term shall be for the duration of said unexpired term only. At least three members and one alternate member of the Commission shall be residents or property owners within the jurisdiction of the area of the Historic District. Within 30 days after appointment of the members of the first Commission said members shall meet, organize, and elect a Chair, Vice Chair and a clerk from its own members, and within a period not exceeding 30 days after the first of December of each succeeding year, the members of the Commission shall elect a Chair, Vice Chair and clerk from its members. Alternate members shall not participate in any election of officers of the Commission. In all other matters, when a member of the Commission is unable to act a particular time because of absence, sickness, disqualification by reason of personal interest, or other good reason, he or she shall notify the Chair of the Commission, and the Chair shall designate an alternate member to serve in place of such member. All members and alternates shall serve without compensation.
The Commission shall have such powers, shall perform such functions and shall be subject to such limitations as shall from time to time be prescribed by the applicable General Statutes of Connecticut. The Commission shall adopt rules of procedure not inconsistent with the provisions of said statutes and may, subject to appropriation, employ clerical and technical assistance or consultants and may accept money gifts and expend the same for such purposes.
Editor's Note: See C.G.S. § 7-147a et seq.