[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 12-20-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
To promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public and to preserve the unique architectural heritage of certain portions of the Town of Orange through the preservation and protection of buildings, places and districts of historic interest, by the maintenance of such, as landmarks in the history of architecture and of the town and through the development of appropriate settings for such buildings, places and districts, pursuant to Sections 7-147a through 7-147m, inclusive, of the General Statutes of Connecticut, as the same may be amended (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"), there is hereby established an historic district in the town to be known as "The Orange Historic District" (the "District"). The District is composed of the 27 parcels of property shown on a map, dated December 2, 1977, entitled, PROPOSED HISTORIC DISTRICT, TOWN OF ORANGE, prepared by Richard A. Mason, which is on file in the Land Records of the Town of Orange as Map No. 901, to which reference is made by this chapter. The boundaries of said District described with reference to said map are as follows:
Editor's Note: Former §§ 7-147l and 7-147m of the Connecticut General Statutes were repealed 1980, P.A. 80-314, § 12. For the subject matter of former § 7-147l, see now § 7-147b.
To carry out the purposes of this chapter in accordance with the provisions of the Act, there is hereby established the Orange Historic District Commission (the "Commission").
The Commission shall consist of five members, all of whom shall be electors of the town holding no salaried municipal office, appointed by the First Selectman in accordance with Section 6.90 and Section 4.4 of the Charter of the Town of Orange. Original members shall be appointed within 15 days after the effective date of this chapter. All members shall serve without compensation.
The terms of the original members shall be set by the appointing authority and shall be such that the term of at least one original member shall expire on the anniversary of the initial appointments in each succeeding year. All subsequent appointments shall be for terms of five years set by the appointing authority, except that an appointment to fill an unexpired term shall be for a duration of said unexpired term only.
The appointing authority may in like manner appoint up to a maximum of five alternate members in accordance with Section 7-147c of the General Statutes.
Within 30 days after the appointment of the original members of the Commission, the Commission shall meet and the members shall elect from their number a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Clerk of the Commission to serve for one year. Annually thereafter at a meeting of the Commission within 30 days after the anniversary of the appointment of original members, the members shall elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Clerk of the Commission to serve for that year.
The Commission shall have such powers and responsibilities, perform such functions, and be subject to such limitations as shall from time to time be prescribed under the General Statutes of Connecticut. The Commission shall adopt rules of procedure and have authority to enforce regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of said statutes, of the Town Charter, and of this chapter, and may, subject to appropriation and approval of the Board of Selectmen, employ clerical and technical assistants or consultants and accept money gifts, expend the same for the purposes enumerated in the Act and in this chapter.
The Commission shall meet not less frequently than once annually but may meet at any time at a behest of the Chairman or upon a request for a meeting made by two of the other members of the Commission. The times and places for meetings shall be determined by the Chairman.
The following, alphabetically listed by last name, are the owners of real property located within the District to whom notice of public hearing has been given pursuant to Section 7-147b(e) of the General Statutes: Boppert, Norman W.; Case, Kenyon H.; Clark, Albert M. III and Susan A.; Clark, Kathryn B., Benjamin T. III, and Donald F.; CoFrancesco, Augustine P. and Romily C.; Cole, Kenneth J. and Betsy P.; Coppolla, Marie Rose and Louis L.; Enders, Ruth W. and Charles; Madden, Edward J. and Ruth T.; Marchant, Louise B.; McGuire, Maria Theresa Helen; Olson, Vera M.; Orange Congregational Church; Pollack, Leonard and Sonya A.; Russell, Hannah Clark; Southern New England Telephone Company; Speaker, Bertha E.; Town of Orange; and Wollenberg, Carlton A. and Sandra P.
This chapter and any amendment hereof shall be recorded in the land records of the Town of Orange and indexed by the Town Clerk in the grantor index under the names of the owners of record of such real property as is included within the District.