[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Newtown 10-5-1970 ATM (Ord. No. 32). Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare and to preserve the antique rural atmosphere of the Town of Newtown through the preservation and protection of buildings and places 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 and places, there is hereby established an historic district in the Town to be known as the "Hattertown Historic District," and the boundaries of said district are hereby fixed and defined as follows:
The Hattertown Historic District is intended to include the property immediately surrounding the "Hattertown Green" at the intersection of Aunt Park Lane, Castle Meadow Road, Hi Barlow Road and is further defined as follows: beginning at the southeastern boundary line of property now owned by Sydney Blumberg and Mollie L. Blumberg and extending northward along Castle Meadow Road to Hattertown Road and again northward along said Hattertown Road to the northern boundary line of land owned by Ann Kamas, said area to extend 250 feet in depth to a line measured 250 feet from and parallel to the center line of said Castle Meadow Road and Hattertown Road, each in part; and beginning at the southern boundary line of land owned by Gladys Peck Tipton and extending northward along Castle Meadow Road to Hattertown Road and again northward along said Hattertown Road to the northern boundary line of land owned by John P. and Mary E. Zipser, said area to extend to a depth of 350 feet to a line measured 350 feet from and parallel to the center line of said Castle Meadow and Hattertown Roads, each in part. The district shall be enlarged such that it shall also include the property commonly known as “8 Hi Barlow Road” and more particularly described in a deed recorded at Volume 412, Page 871, of the Newtown Land Records.
It is intended that the depth of this district shall be 250 feet on the northerly side and 350 feet on the southerly side of Hattertown and Castle Meadow Roads, or to the rear property lines of land fronting on said roads, as of October 1, 1969, whichever is less.
The foregoing areas are shown on a map delineating the areas involved, entitled "Map of the Hattertown Historic District, Newtown, Connecticut," said map being a tracing from the Assessor's records as of October 1, 1969, which map is incorporated herein by reference.
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 July 1, 1971, one for a term expiring on July 1, 1972, one for a term expiring on July 1, 1973, one for a term expiring July 1, 1974, and one for a term expiring on July 1, 1975; one alternate for a term expiring on July 1, 1971, one alternate member for a term expiring on July 1, 1972, and one alternate member for a term expiring on July 1, 1973.
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.
Within 30 days after appointment of the members of the first Commission, said members shall meet, organize and elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and a Clerk from its own members, and within a period not exceeding 30 days after the first of July of each succeeding year the members of the Commission shall elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman 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 at a particular time because of absence, sickness, disqualification by reason of personal interest, or other good reason, he shall notify the Chairman of the Commission, and the Chairman 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.
This chapter shall take effect on November 1, 1970.