Historic Preservation Commission


The Historic Preservation Commission meets at least quarterly. Regular meeting dates are the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at city hall.

Duties & Responsibilities

The duties of the Historic Preservation Commission are to keep an inventory of all historic properties within the community and to make recommendations concerning historic preservation planning issues.

This commission also recommends to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen concerning amendments to the historic preservation ordinance, including the rezoning of new historic (H-1) districts.

The Historic Preservation Commission also reviews proposed alterations to the exteriors of properties within the H-1 zoning districts, granting approval for these with a permit called a Certificate of Appropriateness. Get the application (PDF).

Construction/Remodel Regulated Work

Application for Certificate of Appropriateness
Historic Guidebook for Landmarks
H1 Zoning Regulations

Board Members

The Historic Preservation Commission is a seven-member body appointed by the mayor with approval from the Board of Aldermen.

MembersTerm Expiration
Dale FranklinMay 2025
April McLaughlinMay 2024
Bill WoodsMay 2025
VACANTMay 2022
VACANTMay 2023
Robert WisemanMay 2023
VACANTMay 2023
Gary Davidson - Alternate (Alderman Liaison)April 2023
Staff: Community Development N/A
Secretary: Community DevelopmentN/A